This is one of Nas’s best songs, which obviously means a lot. This shit right here is real fuckin’ hip-hop. Just listen to that flow, those lyrics, that beat…truly outstanding.
“That was an uncanny era, guns in my pants, yeah. X-Clan hair, with dreads at the top of my fade. Homicidal Feds on the blocks where I played b-ball. That’s when I wondered was I here for the cause or because.”