I hope that you’re the one, if not you are the prototype…
"Nas is like.."
Sex to a nympho, but nothing sweet.
I'm like beef, bustin heat through your windows.
I'm like a street sweeper, green leaf breather.
Like Greeks in Egypt, learning somethin deep from they teachersI'm like crime, like your nine, your man you would die for.
Always got you, I’m like Pac dude you would cry forI'm like a whole lot of loot, I'm like crisp moneyCorporate accounts from a rich company.
I'm like ecstasy for ladies, I'm like all racesCombined in one man; like the '99 summer jam.
Bulletproof Hummer manI'm like being locked down around new faces, and none of 'em famI'm the feeling of a millionaire spending a hundred grand.
I'm a poor man's dream, a thug poetLive it and I write down and I watch it blow upY'all know what I'm like, y'all play it your system every night
- "Nas Is Like" 1999
And all I seen was selfish cowards, under their breathSaying why did Nas trust herBut look at yourself, speak louder broYou live with your babymoms and scared to make an honest woman out of herAnd make her your bride, fake pimps you ain’t even aliveAt least I can say I tried plus enjoyed the ridePlus we got our little boy, my little joy and prideHe got my nose, my grill, your colour, your eyesNext go round I hope I pick the truest type and watch me do it all againIt’s a beautiful life, aight
-"Bye Baby" 2012
"As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us," he said. "The people in the streets… The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch… That all comes from us.How can we be the ones responsible for America’s biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn’t belong here."
I’m taken aback by the beauty of women. There was a time when I only saw big breasts and thick a**es. Now, I see the beauty in the subtleties. Those are even better than the tits and a**. The aesthetics have changed for me….
No disrespect to women when I say bad b****, but my definition of a bad b**** is not always the video vixens. A bad b**** can be a younger woman, in her early 20s, but wise beyond her years. It could be a woman in her late 30s, who’s cool as hell, smart, and has great motherly qualities—or has great motivational skills, or is a powerful mover and shaker in her own career….
Michelle Obama is the most beautiful woman on the planet. She cares about people. All first ladies have their jobs to do, but you can feel her sincerity.
The buddha monk's in your trunk, turn the bass upNot stories by Aesop, place your loot up, parties I shoot upNas, I analyze, drop a jewel, inhale from the LSchool a fool well, you feel it like Braille, it ain't hard to tellI kick a skill like Shaquille holds a pillVocabulary spills I'm Ill plus MaticI freak beats, slam it like Iron SheikJam like a Tec with correct techniquesSo analyze me, surprise me, but can't magmatize meScannin' while you're plannin' ways to sabotage meI leave 'em froze like her-on in your noseNas'll rock well, it ain't hard to tell
- "It Aint Hard To Tell" 1994
"You gotta go out and get yours, cus it's yours."
I wanna say stank you, smelly much…