Hip Hop Is Dead

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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 »

If hip hop should die before I wake
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK Roll to every station, murder the DJ Roll to every station, murder the DJ 
If hip hop should die before I wake
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK Roll to every station, murder the DJ Roll to every station, murder the DJ 
Hip hop just died this mornin'
And she's dead, she's dead

Yeah, niggaz smoke, laugh, party, and die in the same corner Get cash, live fast, body their man's mama
Rich-ass niggaz is ridin' with three llamas Revenge in their eyes, Hennessey and the ganja Word to the wise with villain state of minds Grindin', hittin' Brazilian dimes from behind Grindin', hittin' Brazilian dimes from behind (Grindin', hittin' Brazilian dimes from behind)
Whenever, if ever, I roll up, it's sown up
Any ghetto will tell ya Nas helped grow us up
My face once graced promotional Sony trucks Hundred million in billin', I helped build 'em up
Gave my nigga my right, I could have gave left
So like my girl Foxy, a nigga went Def
So, nigga, who's your top ten?
Is it MC Shan?
Is it MC Ren?

If hip hop should die before I wake
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK Roll to every station, murder the DJ Roll to every station, murder the DJ 
If hip hop should die before I wake
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK Roll to every station, murder the DJ Roll to every station, murder the DJ 
Hip hop just died this mornin'
And she's dead, she's dead

The bigger the cap, the bigger the peelin'
Come through, something ill, missin' the ceilin'
What influenced my raps?  Stick-ups and killings Kidnappings, project buildings, drug dealings Criticize that, why is that?
'Cuz Nas rap is compared to legitimized crap
'Cuz we love to talk on ass we gettin'
Most intellectuals will only half listen So you can't blame jazz musicians Or David Stern with his NBA fashion issues
Oh, I they like me in my white tee
You can't ice me, we here for life, B
On my second marriage, hip hop's my first wifey
And for that we not takin' it lightly If hip hop should die, we die together Bodies in the morgue lie together All together now

If hip hop should die before I wake
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK Roll to every station, murder the DJ Roll to every station, murder the DJ 
If hip hop should die before I wake
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK Roll to every station, murder the DJ Roll to every station, murder the DJ  Everybody sound the same, commercialize the game
Reminiscin' when it wasn't all business If it got where it started So we all gather here for the dearly departed
Hip hopper since a toddler One homeboy became a man then a mobster If the guys let me get my last swig of Vodka R.I.P., we'll donate your lungs to a Rasta Went from turntables to mp3s
From "Beat Street" to commercials on Mickey D's
From gold cables to Jacobs From plain facials to Botox and face lifts I'm lookin' over my shoulder It's about eighty niggaz from my hood that showed up
And they came to show love
Sold out concert, and the doors are closed shut

Written by: JERRY LORDAN, NASIR JONES, DOUGLAS INGLE, WILL ADAMS

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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