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Means I’m watchin those who arr watching me. Those who wanna be me. The good one and the bad ones. I’m watchin and I’m steps ahead the whole time.
Means I live on the wild side without fear. So much that I would get up close enough to Medusa that I could give her weed shotguns thru the nose.
Yo from the first time illmatic dropped i knew those lyrics were shotgun inhale and in hell, you da man nas
‘Illmatic was released in January 1994 only one year after I was born and yet it has had such a huge influence on Hip Hop and me as a person as well as my musical style. From the moment I heard the gritty sounds of the trains passing in the Genesis, before Nas had even spoken a word I was captured in the New York State of Mind.’
Nas fanatic and rapper Raw is creating the ‘Doc/tape’ (Documentary Mixtape) as a tribute to the classic album Illmatic by Nas in 1994.
Illmatic….. still bump that.
CLASSIC! Illmatic is relevant no matter how many years pass. In a hundred years who knows, he could replace Shakespeare in schools
I write fast, but I always write too much, he’s always telling me “you already had it, you don’t have to overthink it! You don’t have to keep writing. It’s done.”
“I rap for listeners, bluntheads, fly ladies and prisoners Henessey-holders and old-school niggas” Memory lane.
This was recently chosen as one of The 100 best opening lines in rap history.
The Classic album “Illmatic” turned 19 yesterday, actually i still remember the release like it was yesterday.
i am yo nigga from south africa nigga yo shit is dope god bless you with dope as ya name nas,qb,escobar true livin legend of all times just halla back to ya nigga when you get this one love
true that he’s hella dope fo reals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Lyrical genius and still staying true to the game. Nas shines for ever.
Yo Nas my man i’m ya nigga from Zimbabwe. i love ya shit so much, yknamean. ya keep me spirited n goin i really enjoy tha music. please keep doin dope work.
That has a lot to do with being an analytical virgo; we overthink EVERYTHING and strive for perfection, something unattainable.
I FEEL YOUR WAY OF WRITTING BROTHER, VOCAL RAPPING,AND THATS HIPHOP!
Greatest MC of all time in my books, one love.
Maximum respect for your pieces!
Best rapper EVER! Whenever I hit the streets, I blast ‘N.Y. State of Mind’ off the pod and I feel like I’m back in the 90’s when hiphop was hiphop. Easily my Favorite hiphop song of all time. Your lyrical talent is incomparable. Truthfully my ipod only has Nas and the L.O.X. in it. I barely know who’s on mainstream radio nowadays. I’m from Massachusetts and recently moved to Jersey. I’m a videographer by trade and would be honored to work on a project with ‘Gross and repulsive’ #Respect
Your a legend you rapped with the best of them and made it. Still jamming your music till this day.
Shan was the big rap star in the neighborhood!
Shan is a hip hop legend #WROYM
The bridge is over my dick! bridge’ll never be over!
I’ve definitely had the same problem. perfectionists!
Those were the cool mopeds back in the day
if you see this by chance, i’m your biggest fan.
The main streets in Queensbridge
COME TO A.J CITY U WILL SEE D MAIN STREET
Comparing his hood to the scary elm street
Aj city naija boy lol, Nas is talking queens ny main street not ajegunle biyach.