Better Than I've Ever Been

Nas, KRS-One, Kanye WestBuy this song


Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones ( /nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known mononymously as Nas ( /ˈnɑːz/), is an American rapper and actor. He is also the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums since 1994, four of which topped… more »

Is y'all ready for Twenty-0-7, it's now another drought
Everyone's a killer, wow we bugging out
 Since 86 showing the crowd what I'm about 
And they still want to know when the album coming out
Ask the teenagers, OG's and Ask the kids
What they definition of Classic is
Timeless, cause age don't count in the booth 
And your flow stays submerged in the fountain of youth 
And no doubt the truth I'm off the meters  Everybody co-signing even non-believers
I came in the door, became one of y'alls leaders 
In the fresh pair of Air Force One sneakers  Uptown we call 'em uppies when they on divas  Probably worn when KRS One teaches 
Nas, made you look, before the haters 
I bet you Kan had 'em on when he walked with Jesus 
This is classic 

Classic, better than I've ever been
If it's classic it's gonna last forever than 
I'm everywhere you never been and better than I ever been
 Classic  Better than I've ever been

Can't buy this, super flyness, like a shyness, your highness 
It's performing, look how long the line is
That's what happens when you make shit that's timeless 
That's what happens these rappers is the pioneers 
What do it take to be a legend like Nas is?
That's so novice, I'm so polished, I got a right to be a little bit snobbish 
I did a little bit of college, semesters it took 2 like Rob Base
To let me figure out this wasn't my place, the beat slowed til you listened to my pace
 Cause I be killing shit, but that's evident, and y'all feeling it, but I expected it
If it's classic it's gonna last forever than 
I'm everywhere you never been and better than I ever been

Perseverance, see the fake hustler rapper to them it hurts to hear this
Oh you went platinum, yeah that's nice, now let me see you do the same thing twice
New times, 4 times, then been a couple of more times, please your amateur night is show time
It's one life to live so live it the best you can, the world could use one less man
Not enough air, not enough car factories to manufacture new vehicles sedans and vans
When they do make the whip you like ya chips ain't right, 
By the time you could afford it the car ain't important 
In the streets silent, it's just I and, cops keep firing in my environment  Leaving your slum when they drive home far from the hood brothers they eager to jump on
I like to be the wall that they post up on, I like to see them fall, guilty for doing wrong
I'm classic like the Air Ones, the Hustler shoe, that's what I'm accustomed to

How many y'all got criminal minded you you you y'all don't be blinded 
Me I got no jewels on my neck, why, I don't need 'em I got your respect  KRS 1 20 years I rock I do it for JMJ and Scott LaRock, this hip hop
And we's a nation, don?t you want to hear more KRS on your radio station?
 Instead of broadcasting how we smoking trees, on the radio we need to hear more local MC's
 Where you at? Come on where you at? This is the difference between MC'ing and rap
 Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, MC's spit rhymes to uplift they people 
Peace, love, unity, and having fun, these are the lyrics of KRS One


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