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Uh, you know I still run with that, that blood of a slave
Boiling in my veins
It's just hot until a nigga can't take it no more
Blood of a slave, Heart of a King
Turn my voice up

Ayo, the brother is "Stillmatic"
I crawled up out of that grave, wiping the dirt, cleaning my shirt
They thought I'll make another "Illmatic"
But it's always forward I'm moving
Never backwards stupid here's another classic
C-Notes is falling from the sky
By now the credits roll starring Nas executive poet, produced, directed by
The Kid slash Escobar
Narration describes the lives and laws tribes in the ghetto trying to survive
The feature opens with this young black child
Finger scratch, cigarette burns on the sofa, turning the TV down
Mary Jane girls, 45's playing, soft in the background
Poof from C-Town's mornings was hash browns
Stepped over dope fiends, walking out the door, all of us paw
I learned the difference between the snitches, the real ones, and who's soft
And the murderous, hungriest crews
People jumping from roofs, shotguns pumping made it through my youth
Walking very thin lines, ages seven and nine
That's the age I was on my album cover, this is the rebirth
I know the streets thirst water like Moses
Walking through the hot desert searching to be free
This is my end and my new beginning Nostalgia
Alpha and Omega places, it's like a glitch in the matrix
I seen it at all, did it all, most of y'all been pop for a minute
Spitters, sinners and the game get rid of y'all
Y'all got there but y'all didn't get it all, I want my style back
Hate to cease y'all plan it's the rap reaper man
To them double up hustlers, bidders, niggaz who real
Professionals, stick up childs dreaming for meals
Let my words guide you, get inside you
From Crips to Pirus this is survival

Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King
Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King
Uh, uh Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King
Uh, yea
Huh, Braveheart



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    benu777Aug 13, 2010 at 3:04 am
    This intro is so lyrically concentrated and to fully understand it, you must have the correct lyrics. I do applaud the poster, because this is so lyrical knowledged (I use this unabridged word, because this is pure knowledge if you read between the lines and understand the metaphors

    Please note these corrections

    1.Lost Tribe referring to the 12 tribes of David and reference to our Hebrew Blood Line Black Americans, not Laws
    2. Poor, paw
    3. age of 79, not seven and nine. Nas was born in 73, in 79 he was about 6 or 7 and he was inferring how old he was on his first album cover by referencing the year. If you note, he looks about 6 or 7
    4. spit a sentence and the game will get rid of yall, not spitter, sinners
    5.Food from C-town, a known/popular grocery store in NYC (like food from C-town, this morning was hash rounds)
    6. Rap Repo man, not Rap reaper man
    7. Alpha and Omega places..ok, i can go with you on that one, thought is was "out for the mega places.

    Over all, you did an outstanding job.

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