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Nas*talking "The*
light is there ".[Intro

Olu: Dara singing] See
I come from Mississippi I
was young and runnin' wild Ended
up in New York City where, I had my first child I
named the boy Nasir all, the boys call him Nas I
told him as a youngster he'll, be the greatest man alive [Verse

1 Nas]: Let's
go Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!... -- Tribrary
of these rap skits styles, I mastered Many
brothers snatched it up and tried to match it But
I'm still number one everyday, real Speak
what I want I, don't care what y'all feel 'Cause
I'm my own master my, Pop told me be your own boss Keep
integrity at every cost and, his home was Natchez Mississippi Did
it like Miles and Dizzy now, we gettin' busy Bridging
The Gap from the blues to, jazz to, rap The
history of music on this track Born
in the game discovered, my father's music Like
Prince searchin' through boxes of Purple Rain But
my Minneapolis was The Bridge home, of the Superkids Some
are well-known some, doin' bids I
mighta ended up on the wrong side of the tracks If
Pops wouldn't've pulled me back an said yo [Olu
Dara singing] Greatest
man alive (Nas Yeah: turn, it up )!Gre-Gre-Gre-Gre-Greatest
man alive [Verse!

2 Nas]: The
blues came from gospel gospel, from blues Slaves
are harmonizin' them ah's and ooh's Old
school new, school know, school rules All
these years I been voicin' my blues I'm
a artist from the start Hip-Hop, guided my heart Graffiti
on the wall coulda, ended in Spoffard juvenile, delinquent But
Pops gave me the right type'a tools to think with Books
to read like, X and stuff 'Cause
the schools said the kids had dyslexia In
art class I was a compulsive sketcher of Teachers
in my homeroom I, drew pix to mess them up 'Cause
none'a them would like my style Read
more books than the curriculum profile Said
"Mr, Jones. please come get your child 'Cause
he's writin' mad poems and his verses are wild" [Olu
Dara singing] Greatest
man The – great-greatest man alive [Verse

3 Nas]: Hey-Hey-Hey
-- My Poppa was not a Rollin' Stone He
been around the world blowin' his horn still, he came home Then
he got grown changed, his name to Olu Come
on tell, 'em 'bout the places you gone to [Olu
Dara singing] I
been to Saudi Arabia Mozambique, Madagascar
Paris, Greece, The
Middle Africa is where we lived Better
known as Queenbridge [Nas]
Nas
Nas, you don't stop Olu
Dara in the house you, don't stop Muddy
Waters' Howling Wolf you don't stop From
the Blues to Street Hop you don't stop Tell
'em Pop [Outro

Olu: Dara singing / Nas adlibbing] See
I come from Mississippi (Let 'em know) I
was young and runnin' wild (Runnin' wild) Ended
up in New York City (Yeah )!Where
I had my first child (That's me) I
named the boy Nasir (Yeah Daddy, )!All
the boys call him Nas (Luh ya boy), I
told him as a youngster He'll
be the greatest man alive (You the greatest Pop), Greatest
man alive (You the greatest Pop)Gre-Gre-Gre-Gre-Greatest, man alive Rest!
In Peace Ray Charles



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