N.Y. State of Mind Lyrics - Nas



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!!!!!DIS AINT DA WHOLE SONG!!!!!

Intro: Nas
this is the best song verw
Bulletholes left in my peepholes
I'm suited up in street clothes
Hand me a nine and I'll defeat foes
Y'all know my steelo with or without the airplay
I keep some E&J, sittin bent up in the stairway
Or either on the corner bettin grands with the celo champs
Laughin at baseheads, tryin to sell some broken amps
G-Packs get off quick, forever niggaz talk shit
Remeniscing about the last time the Task Force flipped
Niggaz be runnin through the block shootin
Time to start the revolution, catch a body head for hell
Once they caught us off guard, the Mac-10 was in the grass and
I ran like a cheetah with thoughts of an assassin
Picked the Mac up, told brothers, "Back up," the Mac spit
Lead was hittin niggaz one ran, I made him backflip
Heard a few chicks scream, my arm shook, couldn't look
Gave another squeeze heard it click yo, my shit is stuck
Tried to cock it, it wouldn't shoot now I'm in danger
Finally pulled it back and saw three bullets caught up in the chamber
So now I'm jetting to the building lobby
and it was full of children probably couldn't see as high as I be
(So whatchu sayin?) It's like the game ain't the same
Got youngin' niggaz pullin the triggers bringing fame to they name
and claim some corners, crews without guns are goners
In broad daylight, stickup kids, they run up on us
Fo'-fives and gauges, Macs in fact
Same niggaz'll catch a back to back, snatchin yo' cracks in black
Yo there's a snitch on the block gettin niggaz knocked
So hold your stash 'til the coke price drop
I know this crackhead, who said she gotta smoke nice rock
And if it's good she'll bring ya custom




Writer: Martin, Christopher E / Griffin, William / Barrier, Eric / Jones, Nasir
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group



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rap game | Reviewer: mc.dope | 7/14/12

Rap game is an ever living issues 4 those wrigting script of self exppression.factual tales 2 uplift or encourage the spirit of human being. Watchout 4 my lp coming soon title "the ethos of oche'meek"

shouldn't reply u | Reviewer: trill | 4/30/12

trill,u knw little or nutin bout nas.4rm (illmatic) 2 (n.i.g.g.e.r) (distant relatives) included,nas tells stories dat anyone can relate 2 in real lyf.nas is more dan just a rapper,he's a poet,n lyk poets does,he relates stories that r plausible."he neva boost's of experiencing all the events"..qoute me..its obvious u r more interested in tunes dan in words.

hip hop is a state of mind | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/10/11

To begin with, I agree nas is one of the greatest emcees to ever grace our ears. But some of you need to lay off the south and remember that hip hop started as party music. Before the emcee there was only the DJ. So instead of arguing over which emcees are "real hip hop" just enjoy that we have hip hop to sooth our minds.

Real thang | Reviewer: mouthpiece | 3/20/11

Nas is one of the grtest real rapper, poet. 2 me his styl is the best 4 me and this is what rap hiphop is about, "rapping the real sense dat can transform lifes not just sayin bulshirt that can distroy listenas mind". Kudos 2 fans who rely apprciat realalistic rappers.

The realest | Reviewer: Des2Complex | 9/6/10

Nas is 1 of the few realest Emcees out there,I'm from both the North East COast n South East Coast ,but the Crown goes to the North part of the EAST coast where its actually about Lyrics . Not how big a rimz you got word is bond all Southern rappers be frontin bout somethin and Nas doesnt only speak about what HE goes/went through he speaks about what goes on around him other ppls life economy the real shit not only how many gold diggers he bagged at a club n shit. Nas Definetly gets a peice of the G.O.A.T crown ,btw lil wayne does have a ghost writer i think its dr seuss but thats just me talkin stay up REAL HIP HOP SON

fuck you trill | Reviewer: nas4ever | 7/29/10

there is a HUGE difference between lil wayne a nas. it doesnt matter if nas's lyrics aint 100% true no ones is. But having a ghost writer means none of it is true or real and it should even be considered their music. music is self expression if u have a ghost writer your only singing or rapping for fame and fortune which is fuckin bullshit. nas fuckin SLAUGHTERS all southern rappers. fuck three 3 mafia and the other faggots you mentioned. fuckin idiot.

Best rapper alive | Reviewer: Nas the Amazing | 6/18/10

T.I. is good, but Lil Wayne is so bad. The South has T.I. and Ludacris, and that's it (Ludacris is okay). Nas is the best rapper alive he changed my life and view in what I should listen to. Nas is one of the few real rappers out there. Lil Wayne is so bad it's not even funny. And the person who said Lil Wayne is real and that the South is real and all the other shit, well you are dead wrong. T.I. should come over with the other great rappers, and stay there. He should ditch the bullshit in the South. Nas is so good. Check out every single album of his, and you'll enjoy every one.

Nas being real | Reviewer: kevin Mueller | 5/3/10

Ok dude, thats to the guy who thinks the south is where the real lyricists are at...first off, if you think waynes intelligent your retarded. That guy just says what he wants and his fans will suck his dick whether its smart or not. You think Nas is full of shit? He made up every single song he made? Buddy this guy is the most raw, realistic and on point describer of the ghetto, which means he dwelled in that environment. Every rapper exaggerates but he still saw what he saw and did what he did. Queens Bridge is the largest housing project in the world and if your telling me Nas didnt see the illegal life and rough shit going down every single day, especially since he dropped out in 8th grade which led to him roaming the ghetto for years to come, you seriously got to rethink. Nas is a fucking genius and a true thug, his state of mind is so relaxed and calm, hes basically a silent assassin.

whats the difference? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/16/10

Nas tells stories. It's the ability nas has to use HIS mind and HIS words to create a story that catches your ear and mind. Whether he really had a body in the trunk or not, that's not the point! The point is, its HIS story, that HE wrote. Not a story that someone else came up with and he's just usin it because it sounded good! Bein a true lyricist, a true artist, and havin the brain power to write a story like that is not somethin just anyone can do. Nas can. He don't need a ghost writer.. If u need help to do something that I can do on my own, that doesn't put u on my level. That's the case between nas and lil Wayne. Lil wayne is nice, but to me, nas is thee one.... What's the difference between tellin a story that YOU wrote and havin a ghostwriter???? R u serious? That might just b the stupidest question I ever heard.. What r u even talkin about!?!?!

Nas is a Poet | Reviewer: srwnasterrapin | 2/24/10

Nas' music isnt abouut being flashy or bein the shit or anything hes about telling great stories and expressing the truths about the hood and everything. You cant listen to his music once and love it, it grows on you. Look at Illmatic, it was released in 94 and it wasnt gold until 96 and it wasnt platinum until 2001. Actualy I think its still growing on people cause i didnt even know who nas was until 2007, and now hes the only rapper in my mind. Nas is the realest rapper ive ever heard and the realest rapper alive.

The Truth | Reviewer: Killa-T | 2/13/10

Did you just call 8 Ball and Three 6 Mafia "real hip hop"? Those guys make party music. They have NO lyricism. "Real hip hop", even if it is exaggerated, comes from Tupac, Jay, Nas, Biggie, Rakim, and the list goes on. I won't lie they're some real good rappers in the South, but most come from the East.

a lesson 4 you youngsters | Reviewer: Trill | 1/28/10

You guys that are hating on Lil Wayne, T.I. and the south have a lot to learn. You say Wayne doesn't write all of his lyrics so he's fake and you cite Nas as REAL? listen to his lyrics, i dont question the ability Nas has, he is great on a mic, but his lyrics are all lies, all about some b.s. he's never done. So my question to you is, what's really different between Wayne havin a ghostwriter and Nas telling fables in his lyrics? They are both lies, you fans dont know anything about the industry, 99.9% of this is entertainment. Not even 2pac was all the way truthful. And don't act like NY rappers dont have ghostwriters, they practically invented the ghostwriter, them and Dr. Dre on the west coast. Real sh*t still comes from the south, pop trunk wit some UGK, 8ball & MJG, Three 6 Mafia...LEARN YOU SOMETHIN!!!

GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE | Reviewer: nazar | 1/2/10

I dont understand when a "rapper" can call himself the greatest alive when he doesnt even write half of his music(lil wayne)..im 15 and white from Queens New York!..so its not a surprise that i like Nas but, Nas isnt only a rapper, he expreses himself like a poet, illmatic is by far the greatest LP's ever made and my favorite HIP HOP album!..I think that Nas was a little ahead of his time and people werent ready for him yet back in 94!..it would be great if 2pac and Big L were still around to smack lil wayn

NAS IS THA BOMB | Reviewer: SK3 | 12/19/09

im 17 used to listen to wayne, drake, t.i. and all the commercial bullshit, but when i listened to illmatic, it changed me, if it isn't the realist ish a rapper has put out, then i don't know what to say

Amazing | Reviewer: Derek | 10/30/09

This shit is the REAL shit, along with Wu-Tang, old Mobb Deep, and Tribe Called Quest.

One BIG mistake though. On line 8 it's not "Y'all know my steelo". What an IDIOT. It's stylo, Italian for style. New Yorker rappers from Biggie Smalls to Raekwon use the word all the time. Sometimes it's easier to rhyme and other times it just looks cool.


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