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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.
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.