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First dude I saw with a gold Rolex was in 1989, Black Jason, my man from my block
Nas, man, you are awesome. Much love from Brussels, I hope your concert in our city will be awesome.
thats really dope
but this specific line hes talking about a 740 Beamer
You wouldnt understand how much i dig this track! its like my soundtrak. The nasty Kid wave..
3 instruments on this track! Guitar, bass, drum and that’s it! So simple yet so complex
And this was before hip-hop was really doing its thing
Half the song is guitar driven the other half is synth. Listen very carefully and you will hear it.
We cleared the rights for this sample with Nat King Cole’s estate, afterwards when they heard the track the estate called and said they would love to hear me rap over some Elvis
It was a true honor
My world view changes the more I learn. I learn daily.
Win some Lose some = the magnificent uncertainty … The beauty of life ..
Nas describes how he has made money and how he is relaxing.
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.
I LOVE YOU.
More love to Nas,strong delivery and raw instroz.Sumthing these modern days rappers can’t do.However,I thought his lyrics weren’t any different from these other rapper.Too much bragging about money,cars,pussy and all these rappers talk about.Different from the Nas we know and similar to all these rappers.Ofcourse the message of the album was he made it n is chilling but he coulda found a more poetical way of saying it rather than straight prose.Shoutout to Nas though,one of illiest alive!!!peacey
Love from Uganda. Am so glad u still alive and can still bless us with yo flow. Am blessed to appreciate the depth of the meaning of your lyrics and your world view even when we from 2 different places (geographically). Only u and Hov could share a table (and a mic) with BIG, Pac and Rakim. Without going into dramatics we hip hop heads here consider u the best mc/ rapper alive...... and am a Jay fan too but it is what it is Nas u the SHIT, u the ILLEST. word , peace. Uganda, Africa. firstname.lastname@example.org
well who better to explain Nas lyrics than Nas himself? thanks!!
Nas is the Don. Still go tthat smooth flow.
Nas is one of the best lyricists ever!!!….There are alot of wack artists today..i only lisen to REAL hiphop..
Transparent ceiling could be pun.. not only transparent the ceiling of his car but also he could see the sky clearly because he has more money to purchase such extravagent items and he is more Higher than he was before
Ey yow big dawg Is your boy South Africa! Big respect on your new album, You Keep it Gangsta and dope lyrics. I don’t regret couple of bucks i spent is worth
Life to me is more like a constant battle between good and evil. righteousness of being a good man and a good father or run this streets wit my selected few and go against the laws of lady liberty .
Nas, i have loved you from the time that you first dropped your first tape. You are the greatest lyricist known and always keeping it real and fresh to def.
Yo Nas I hope that they named this website after you because you are a rap genius! Your the greatest ever! And Nas also I wanna be just like you, do you have any tips for a upcoming artist? Like how to get discovered and all? Please Nas can you respond to my questions?
Nas You’re the greatest rap genuis.<3
Money hypnotizing the next man’s girl
A king’s girl attracted to king shit gets entranced by another king’s paper
Or, a chick who wants more. She will see more n the next dude n be his. Corny, but true in some cases.
From a girls perspective it’s true…unfortunately…but still men can have the last hope but not to find gyal like that!!!
I appreciate that Nas uses proper grammar and punctuation.
nas is the sweetest man between meek mill and rick ross
Real clean site, appreciate it for this post.
Nas your my idol ima up n comin emcee named dawson i havent upload lyrics yet but i have song called mastermind my lyrics based on afrocentricism and we as african people forgot how great we really are whn i upload my lyric it would be chill if u check'em out
Can’t forget how he destroyed Jay-Z with Ether.
illmatic-stillmatic- the lost tapes, got me thru some tuff times man. Thx.
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
Nasir Jones .. Kaycee Loves You .. I Know You’ve Probably Heard That A Lot From Different Girls But Most Dont Mean It ..
You are the greatest
You’re one of the reasons, maybe THE reason I picked up the pen to write songs seriously — Truth the Bard — South Ozone Park, Queens NY
Papa was a jazz player too, drums!
Nas thanks so much for new album I love it. I don’t have many favorite artists or rep them but your my favorite rapper of all time and I find it necessary to support you on sites like this. I love Life is Good its a trip back to the 90’s and the sound is so nostalgic. Keep doing what your doing homie.
Sho ya right. An eagle soars, so I see the eagle like some omnipotent one. You can’t see from the ground, young caterpillar, what the eagle sees from the sky.
hes mad high
Caterpillar = Fake ass niggas
Eagle = Real, The Great People
Why should he listen to posers? He’s been through more than you could ever imagine. So why should he listen to people like Lil Wayne? Nas grew up in the hood.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly!
It could also mean a man with no experience should sit down and listen to the man with experience.
A caterpillar can’t understand what an eagle sees or comprehends so how can a caterpillar give an eagle good advice? better yet, why would an eagle listen to the advice of a caterpillar? The caterpillar is at best lunch for the eagles, but in reality too small of a prey to even reach the eagles dietary need.
I swear a good analogy to this is an eagle is a world changer. It soars over the skies seeing all choosing what to do with it. while a catepiller strives along doing its own thing to control the food it gets and shelter it can have.
An eagle is on a whole other level than a caterpillar, I don’t think it’s meant to say that the caterpillar type people are not as good as the eagle, just not on the same level. It’s about not caring what certain people have to say just because you don’t actually care about their opinion in the first place because they are not your equals, they don’t share your vision or understanding of the world. An eagle has perceptions spanning the entire sky, while a caterpillars perceptions are just lower to the ground and smaller to the eagle. To the caterpillar his perceptions are just as vast as the sky the eagle sees, but to the eagle it is nothing.
Seems inspired y Nietzsche to me. Eagle and serpent perspectives.
caterpillars represent a transformation but the result is still an insect even if it is more beautiful and has flight.
Eagle is a symbol of transformation in Alchemy; represents perfection and pure knowledge.
While Truman was in office, he didn’t run the show it was really hoover, the director of the FBI, who made things work. He also compiled a list of 12,000 Americans to detain during “wartime concerns”…sounds familiar to today…thanks Nas!
He means the move “The Truman Show” where Jim Carey plays a guy who, unknown to him, is living in an entirely made-up world full of actors and actresses, and his entire life is being filmed and watched as a tv show.