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By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I'm not talking about Russia in my music. I've never been to Russia. I'm not talking about Africa, Switzerland, China. I'm talking about me being American and growing up in a crazy world and helping to reflect all different sides of life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

All I need is one mic . All I need is one life, one try, one breath, I'm one man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days... that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it's not compromised. It's blunt. It's raw, straight off the street - from the beat to the voice to the words.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I got the opportunity to meet people all over the world. Brilliant women, tall women, short women, slim women, thick women, you name it. But, I don't meet them. I have the opportunities to and it's a little bit - I'm a little shy, so I don't meet them and I don't know who's right for me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

All I need is one mic One beat, one stage One ni%$a frontin' my face on the front page Only if I had one gun, one girl and one crib One god to show me how to do things his son did.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

Don't speak to fools, they scorn the wisdom of your words.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

You got a handful of great guys - Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, Usher. You have a handful of great female artists. But for the most part the music world's changing and change is good. You have to make adjustments if you want to survive in that world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I know you think my life is good 'cause my diamond piece, But my life been good since I started finding peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

Failure is not an option, and I always felt like I'm a man who doesn't have regrets, and I don't live with excuses. I can't take excuses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I'm the young city bandit, hold myself down singlehanded For murder raps, I kick my thoughts alone, get remanded Born alone, die alone, no crew to keep my crown or throne I'm deep by sound alone, caved inside in a thousand miles from home

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

The Internet made the world smaller, so it's easier for people to hear your music. You don't necessarily need a radio record.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

You are who you associate with.  Look around at your five closest friends and that's who you are.  If you don't want to be that person, you know what you gotta do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I set it off with my own rhyme / cause I'm as ill as a convict who kills for phone time

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

I've gone through too much, from beefs to divorce to my mom passing which I always expressed in my music, so there's not album that sticks out as more important than the other to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I expect the hip-hop audience to be avant garde. I want them to be where I'm at or beyond where I'm at.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I just enjoy life now. I just enjoy every morning I get to wake up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

I think hip-hop could help rebuild America, once hip-hoppers own hip-hop... We are our own politicians, our own government, we have something to say. We're warriors. Soldiers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

It's foul what this money could do, cash corrupts the loyal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

People have stopped battling in hip hop, in the primitive sense, and the focus of the competitive element has shifted to the music. It's less about bragging and more about being the best lyrically and poetically.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I push my own limits every day, every moment - in the studio, on the stage and beyond so it's truly a genuine fit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

The flaws, the mistakes I make - that's the real me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

Hip-hop ain't died because of the South, that's retarded.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

When I try to sound like the contemporary sound, it never turns out that way. That's just me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

Through the lights cameras and action, glamour glitters and gold I unfold the scroll, plant seeds to stampede the globe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

I used to keep a dictionary and work with it and then I realized there are more words that exist in the English language than there are in this dictionary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

Sunlight and seeing something that was a thought become a thing and materialize - that makes me come alive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I broke into shakespeare's tomb and stole his remains, grinded the bones, smoked it, then got in the game

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I don't meditate. Silence is golden though.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

If the virgin Mary had an abortion, I'd still be carried in a chariot of stampeding horses.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

When I write a story, I just wanna tell you what's in my head. It can come from real life and then turn into fantasy, stuff just rhyming. And write about what you know. I just like to tell stories that have not been told or [told] from my perspective.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

People afraid of criticism but I always put myself in a sacrificial position,they been know I ain't just rappin for fame

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

Props is a true thug's wife.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

Street's disciple, my raps are trifle. I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I'm inspired by people like Nelson Mandela. Can you imagine - you know how racist America was back then - imagine how racism was in South Africa when he had to stand up and say what he had to say. That's bravery beyond comprehension.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

Whose world is this? The world is yours.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

Let the music diffuse all the tension.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

I think most albums deserve a documentary because [an album] is a visual book. You don't have to read up on it because you can listen and watch the whole story. I would love to see lots of albums [become films.]

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I had been through, of course, the divorce and I had been hit with some taxes that really showed me to be careful who's working with you and your money, and you have to be the one that is responsible for your money - you can't trust anyone and I did and I ran into a problem.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

If I made an album just to sell you a story about how I'm the man, it really doesn't show any human side to me. It's good to talk about what's real and what's relevant.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

Working with great people makes you great; you learn a lot and it also gives you the experience and confidence to move on with your own career.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

But whats it all worth, cant take it when you under this earth Rich men died and tried, but none of it worked They just rob your grave, Id rather be alive and paid Before my numbers called, historys made Somell fall, but I rise, thug or die Makin choices, that determine my future under the sky To rob steal or kill, Im wondering why Its a dirty game, is any man worthy of fame? Much to success to ya, even if you wish me the opposite Sooner or later we'll all see who the prophet is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I never see the whips niggas be claimin' they drivin, I guess 'entertainment' means blatantly lyin'.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I'm a firm believer that we all meet up in eternity Just hope the big man show me some courtesy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

Vocabulary spills I'm ill.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nas

When I made Illmatic, I was trying to make the perfect album. It comes from the days of Wild Style. I was trying to make you experience my life. I wanted you to look at hip-hop differently. I wanted you to feel that hip-hop was changing and becoming something more real.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

America is a melting pot for all different groups of people, historically. And it's rare that the story of all of these people will be told in the history books. So I always felt I had to find out my history for myself and research my roots.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nas

Some people say I'm conscious, some say I'm a gangsta rapper - it's just me doing me. I'm stomping in my own lane. I'm doing what I do.