Who Sang Book of Rhymes? Nas

Nas God’s Son cover art
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Camon, Nasir Jones, Alan Dion Mannion
release date: 2002-12-16
length: 3:55
Alchemist you know me man
I'm the type of ***** that write rhymes right on the spot in the studio
Soon as I hear the track, you know what I'm saying?
Word but I wanted to bring a couple of books to the studio today
Man I found these shits up in the crib man in boxes man
I don't even remember when I was writing these shits
Or what's in these shits man probably a bunch of bullshit man
**** it check it

How can I trust you when I can't trust me?
Picture myself a old man a O.G.
Some *****s will conversate with liars all day
Time pass (Nah lemme start somethin' else)
Soul on ice death threats given by clowns
I guess livin' is prison when you live around clowns
I'm hexed cursed worse I been blessed first
I thought I was abnormal cause I would overcome any tasked called to
So there it is I'ma prince I'ma get slain
Some do minor **** swear they on the top of they game
Ya rhymin' is called "Vagina Monologue"
It kinda supports theories of scary *****s who should lie in the morgue
Rarely y'all come in contact with the real
Since Pun passed he was the last shine of sun I could feel
Yo said there's a few left since music's expressions of life
Damn I wish I took more time to write in my book of rhymes

Oh **** Tina, I been lookin' for this ***** number damn.
No this rhyme is weak,
This is week I remember this bullshit right here
(My Book of Rhymes)
Gandhi was a, what the fu?

Gandhi was a fool, ***** fight to the death
The US Army is a school that teach ya plights of conquest
(I wonder when I wrote this. Nah it's weak)
The money's ya religion sky the limit live life
Numbers is big business makes the poor live trife
The glimmers of hope provoke those without dollars to dream
Through your existence become wealthy knowledge is king
Pimps and card sharks thiefs murderers with hard luck
Addicts and fiends prostitutes passin' for teens is my society
Cops that shoot blacks is routine for notoriety
Grow up watchin' well dressed *****s with charms
Beautiful ladies on their arms
Dangerous new cars was my fantasy for Nas
Rubbin my lips with Campophenique
Still behind the ears wet turned out to be
Pioneers vets amongst hustlers crack sellers and liers and squares,
(Nah that was weak there)
My people be projects or jail never Harvard or Yale
Pardon me type in my 2way while I'm chargin' my cell
It's hard to be iced up with Gucci god poverty's real
I can't fight you cause you would sue me *****s be groupies
I see imitators tryin' to make albums spittin' my style
And they don't even realize that I notice they stealing Nas' ****
I pump some Rick James with that Teena Marie
My nina lean on me like Swoop it's crap this can't be
My book of rhymes

This can't be my book of rhymes writing this bullshit!
(My Book of Rhymes)
Nah neva that **** that, aw why you laughin' Alchemist?
Huh you a funny *****, naw yeah
(My Book of Rhymes)
I'm tellin' you I'ma come up with some new **** now
**** that I'ma write again now **** that
I musta been high on some **** mmm what the **** is this?

Look how we treat pregnancy women in the 'hood
Our values so low our values are no good
Things our mothers told us we should of heeded
Cause now we need it
We older almost able to
I'm jealous of you how come you so beautiful?
Smelling fresh youthful intelligent while I'm stressin' and ****
Aiyo I envy you 'cause all you do is smile and things come your way
Such a innocent child is what some say
I get upset 'cause I just want to be treated the way you are
Like a star not a worry in this world thus far
But wait a minute we both need ya mother's attention
I must be crazy jealous of my own baby infant
(Kinda crazy)

CD 1
  • 1 Get Down
  • 2 The Cross
  • 3 Made You Look
  • 4 Last Real Nigga Alive
  • 5 Zone Out
  • 6 Hey Nas
  • 7 I Can
  • 8 Book of Rhymes
  • 9 Thugz Mansion (N.Y.)
  • 10 Mastermind
  • 11 Warrior Song
  • 12 Revolutionary Warfare
  • 13 Dance
  • 14 Heaven

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099750981122
    script: Latin