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Happy Birthday, Nas! 10 Lyrics That Prove He’s the Best Rapper Alive!

Today marks rapper Nas‘ 43rd birthday! One of hip hop’s most important lyricists proves he just gets better with time. To celebrate this occasion, we give you some of the Queens native’s best lyrics which prove he’s the best to ever do it!

READ: 8 Times Nas Defied Age and All Logic!

  1. “One Love”

Sometimes I sit back with a Buddha sack
Mind’s in another world thinking how can we exist through the facts
Written in school text books, bibles, et cetera
Fuck a school lecture, the lies get me vexed-er

 

2. “If I Ruled the World” 

So many years of depression make me vision
The better living, type of place to raise kids in
Open they eyes to the lies history’s told foul
But I’m as wise as the old owl, plus the Gold Child

 

3. “Street Dreams” 

Young, early 80’s, throwin rocks at the crazy lady
Worshippin every word them rope rockin niggaz gave me
The street raised me up, givin a fuck
I thought Jordan’s and a gold chain was livin it up
I knew the dopes, the pushers, the addicts everybody
Cut out of class, just to smoke blunts and drink naughty
Ain’t that funny? Gettin put on to crack money

 

4. “Hate Me Now” 

Expandin more to the big screen, Bill Gates dreams
But it seems you’d rather see me in jail with state greens
Want me off the scene fast, but good things last
like your favorite MC still makin some mean cash
First rapper to bring a platinum plaque, back to the projects
but you still wanna hate, be my guest, I suggest

 

5. “Nas Is Like”

I’m like being locked down around new faces, and none of em fam’
I’m the feelin of a millionaire spendin a hundred grand
I’m a poor man’s dream, a thug poet
Live it, and I write down and I watch it blow up
Y’all know what I’m like, y’all play it your system every night
Now..

 

6. “Got Ur Self A…” 

you Judists thought I was gone, so in light of my death

y’all been all happy go lucky, bunch of sambos
call me Gods Son, with my pants low
I don’t die slow, put them rags up like Petey Pablo
this is Nasdaq dough, in my Nascar with this Nas flow, reppin’
hit the record sto’, never let me go, get my whole collection.

 

7. “One Mic” 

Diamonds are blindin, I never make the same mistakes
Movin with a change of pace, lighter load, see now the king is straight
Swellin my melon cause none of these niggaz real
Heard he was, tellin police, how can a kingpin squeal?
This is crazy, I’m on the right track I’m finally found
You need some soul searchin, the time is now

 

8. “Made You Look” 

I see niggaz runnin’, yo my mood is real rude
I lay you out, show you what steel do
Mobsters don’t box, my pump shot obliges
Every invitation to fight you punk hazas
Like Pun said, “You ain’t even en mi clasa”

 

9. “Black Republican” 

Just like an acrobat ready to hurl myself though the hoops of fire
Sippin’ 80 proof, bulletproof under my attire
Could it be the forces of darkness, against hood angels of good
That forms street politics – makes a sweet honest kid
Turn illegal for commerce – to get his feet out of them Converse
That’s my word

 

10. “I Can”

If the truth is told, the youth can grow
Then learn to survive until they gain control
Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes
Read more learn more, change the globe
Ghetto children, do your thing
Hold your head up, little man, you’re a king
Young Princess when you get your wedding ring
Your man is saying “She’s my queen”

 

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