The Message



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nasir Jones, Dominic James Miller, Gordon Matthew Sumner, Samuel J. Barnes, Jean Claude Olivier
album: Track 2 in album It Was Written
release date: 1996-7-1
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Thug Rap/Conscious
length: 3:55
producer: Poke and Tone

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 5099748419620
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nas It Was Written cover art


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Fake thug, no love, you get the slug, CB4 Gusto
You freak n****z played out, get f***ed and ate out

The Good-F-E-L-L-A, verbal AK spray
A gla** of 'ze make a man Ca**ius Clay
Red dot plots, murder schemes, thirty-two shotguns
Yo let me let why'all n****z know one thing

Antera spinnin on Milleniums, twenty G bets I'm winnin them
Ill sex adrenaline
Party with villians, a case of Demi-Sec to chase the Henny
Diamonds I flaunt it, chickenheads flock I lace em

f***in me in the Benz wagon
Grab your gun it's on though
S*** is grimy, real n****z buck in broad daylight
Don't give a f*** who they hit, as long as the drama's lit
Hungry-a** hooligans stay on that piranha s***
[Chorus: x 4]
"I ain't the type of brother made for you to start testin" -> Nas
Sunk in the seat, tinted with heat, beats bumpin
Talkin bout how you ran the Island in eighty-nine
Layin up, playin the yard with crazy shine
What was he thinkin on my corner when it's pay me time

Spun around and shot one, heard shots and dropped son
Then they came askin me my name, what the f***
I got stitched up and went through
Got my gat back, time to backtrack

It was a brown Datsun, and yo nobody in my hood got one
The 'Bridge touched me up severely hear me?
So when I rhyme it's sincerely yours
Contemplatin war n****z I was cool with before

and best friends become strangers, word up
[Chorus: x 4]
"why'all know my steelo" -> Nas

Thug n****z
To them n****z that's locked down

Yo to the Queensbridge Militia
It Was Written though
It's been a long time comin
better come with the real though

Bring the s*** man, live man
Nine-six s***..


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Album Intro
  • 2 The Message
  • 3 Street Dreams
  • 4 I Gave You Power
  • 5 Watch Dem Niggas
  • 6 Take It in Blood
  • 7 Nas Is Coming
  • 8 Affirmative Action
  • 9 The Set Up
  • 10 Black Girl Lost
  • 11 Suspect
  • 12 Shootouts
  • 13 Live Nigga Rap
  • 14 If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)
  • 15 Silent Murder