Perhaps here Nas is acknowledging while he draws power from God, Christ empowers man through salvation, forgiveness, and redemption.
Reference to the late great progenitor Sammy Davis Jr.
I love the new album, the flow is great on every song. I am a trapped in the 90’s aggin and am very pleased as a fan. We are just about the same age so I can relate to the different subject matter etc. Quality all around, please continue making heartfelt, focused, dope albums, I appreciate it and your contributions to the game.
Gza, I love your flow and your out of the box rhyming. I am waiting for dark matter and how you will combine it. I am older now and think rap should be more vast than just what happens on and around the block. I appreciate your contributions to the game.
I think Nas is the rap equivalent to M. Brando, the greatest pure talent the game has ever seen. He is controversial, easy to hate and despise becuase he does not conform and bucks the very system that made him who he is. While Nas like Brando has not always utilized his talent as “consistently” as everyone demanding fan would like. He has done the most with the least, meaning album releases. Brando owned the 50’s, made his imprint then dissappeared. Then he returned in the 70’s with only 2 films and again redefined and changed the genre of acting again. Nas, I believe will do the same as his career extends. Like Picasso, Nas genius work/magnum opus was released early in his career never to be equaled or repeated, but when he is ready and inspired, he will produce another body of work that will remind everyone not only of his greatness, but why he is cut from a different cloth that can’t be made again.
-If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
Henry David Thoreau
Wow @ Jayledgend2011. Thanks for posting those lyrics. I had heard about the original version of Ether, and wanted to hear it and see how nasty it was. Oh man, I can’t believe Columbia did not allow that to be released. Nas definitely crushed Jay. that was truth.