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"Nas Is Like"

Producer: DJ Premier
Lyric: "I'm a poor man's dream/A thug poet/Live it and I write down and I watch it blow up"
Why It's Dope: Of all of the things Nas says he's like, this line is probably the most accurate, and the most succinct. The "thug poet" is a term probably most associated with Tupac and continues the theme that Nas carries throughout the album of aligning himself with the greats of the genre. "Live it and I write down and I watch it blow up" has to be another of the realest lines he could spit, dismissing any others that don't spit the truth in their own lyrics.

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The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Nas is making his media rounds while commemorating the 20th anniversary of his classic debut, Illmatic.  God’s Son was featured as a panelist on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher just a couple of days after an insightful sit-down at Georgetown University, and an orchestra-backed show at the Kennedy Center in D.C.

llmatic XX is slated to be liberated on April 15 via SONY Legacy.