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Nas

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publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nasir Jones, Barry Forgie, Shawn Leigh Moltke, Marlon Lu'Ree Williams, Ernest Dion Wilson
album: Track 10 in album Life Is Good
release date: 2012-7-13
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Conscious
length: 3:22
producer: No I.D.
mixer: Rob Kinelski
recorded by: Stuart White and Rob Kinelski
guitar: Steve Wyreman
keyboard: Kevin Randolph and James Poyser
additional: Hannah Sidibe and Kaye Fox
bass guitar: Steve Wyreman

Album Information

label: Def Jam Recordings
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 602537077472
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nas Life Is Good cover art

Lyrics

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The ill reminisce and think about the fly days
Hop on the NB5 days
How it all started, fifth floor apartment
A kid saw struggle, buried a few of his partners
Check out the oracle bred from city housing
I remember seeing Shan chilling near his Audi
Put a poster up of Shan and Marley, that was art, kid
The bubbly I'm pouring wasn't popped yet
I assure you, there was a process
"You love to hear the story, how it all got started"
"You love to hear the story, how it all got started"
"You love to hear the story how it all got started"
Started off, started off, started off
"Back when, back when, back when, back when

Pac left me inside a rap world with niggas that's weak
Won't be surprised if all their rides have federal plates
It was real when I appeared, it would've been some jaws broke
How could you let these claim king? I'm so ashamed, man
For Vernon; 10th Street, 12th Street, Nightmare on Elm Street
Of the ghetto queens, kings, stories true
To blow away myths that's a hindrance to all of you?
The mafia, homosexuals and all the Jews
Anti-Semitic like the foul words Gibson spewed
That's why I hate doing interviews
My man Deon said "Nas over-think the songs he writing"
I got the Donism, I'm here to enlighten
"You love to hear the story, how it all got started"
"You love to hear the story, how it all got started"
"You love to hear the story how it all got started"
Started off, started off, started off
"Back when, back when, back when, back when

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 No Introduction
  • 2 Loco-Motive
  • 3 A Queens Story
  • 4 Accident Murderers
  • 5 Daughters
  • 6 Reach Out
  • 7 World's an Addiction
  • 8 Summer on Smash
  • 9 You Wouldn't Understand
  • 10 Back When
  • 11 The Don
  • 12 Stay
  • 13 Cherry Wine
  • 14 Bye Baby