Nas

Introduction

Years ago a good friend told me most programmers are writers.

People Blog because someone inspired them.

People sing and rhyme cause they seen someone do it before them.

 

Nas

Role Modeling

Not everyone is able to admit to having role models.

It is good to take note of people digging in, investing life and time to get better and hoping to change along the way.

 

Living It

From Nas’s Dad travelling to Africa, getting with Fela, and taking the name “Olu Dare“.

To Nas paying tribute to Rakim.

And, J. Cole giving it back on “Let Nas Down“.

Sharing a Birthday and producer with Amy Winehouse, he posthumously went back and collabed on a couple of things.

As he said it, we are born on the same day, her not being here don’t give me a pass.

Btw the date he shares with Amy is Sept 14. And, the producer is Salaam Remi.

Videos

  1. Nas & Rakim
    • Nas – U.B.R. (Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim)
      Music video by Nas performing U.B.R. (Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim). (C) 2004 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
      Published on :- 2015-Sept-10th
      Link
    • Nas and Rakim Interview
      Published on :- 2015-April-27th
      Link
  2. Nas & J. Cole
    • Let Nas Down
      • YouTube
        • J. Cole – Let Nas Down (Extended Remix) ft. Nas
          The transition is at 3:36 but it can’t be heard because both tracks have the same line on the hook. “Long Live The Idols” is the start of the remix.
          Published On :- 2013-June-23
          Link
    • Stay
  3. Nas & Amy
    • Nas Talks About His Relationship With Amy Winehouse [Interview]
      Nas sits down and talks about the Life is Good Album which was released in 2012 and How Amy Winehouse ended up on the song ‘Cherry Wine’.
      He talks about how the friendship between them two. R.I.P Amy Winehouse.

      • Video
        Link
      • Video
        Published On :- 2103-May-29th
        Link
    • Nas Talks Relationship with Amy Winehouse on Big Boy’s Neighborhood
      Published On :- 2012-August-2nd
      Link
    • Nas – Cherry Wine (Explicit) ft. Amy Winehouse
      Published On :- 2012-Oct-2nd
      Link
  4. Nas & Nore
    • Nore on Ending Nas Beef: First Thing He Said to Me Was ‘Sorry’
      “At the end of the day he was a friend of mines, f**k the music. When you’re friends, and you stop being friends with a person it’s just weird.”
      Published On :- 2015-May-12th

      Link

 

Lyrics

  1. Nas – Cherry Wine
  2. Nas – Unauthorized Biography of Rakim

 

Quotes

Nas and Rakim Interview

  1. If we there making songs, let us make songs about things that is important. Dude is important.
    This dude is an Alien.
    Nas about R

Nas – U.B.R. (Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim)

  1. First off, I want to Thank God
    Nuff Said
  2. The unauthorized copy. Dedication to my children, my child
    Destiny Jones. To my niece and nephews, Suree, Malik, Jabari.
    The world is yours. Acknowledgements: First off, I wanna
    Claiming his nephews and nieces as his own
  3. At sixteen, son was watching him, mesmerized
    Respect, not jocking him, was so amazing
    Modeling
  4. Clap to this
    Track from Eric B & Rakim
  5. Discography: Paid In Full, Follow The Leader, Let
    The Rhythm Hit ‘Em, Don’t Sweat The Technique.
    Tracks from Eric B & Rakim

Cherry Wine – Nas & Amy Winehouse

  1. I had to tell homes, I don’t keep a cell phone, my bad
    I drag off the L and try to silence it
    Link
  2. The noise in my head, the curse of the talented
    Nas about Mental Illness
  3. Who can be from out the hood or even work for the president
    As long as there’s no selfishness
    Yes, as long as her love for the people is deep rooted and evident
    You can be easily recruited, you’re heaven sent
    Nas about love for the people
  4. I hate when people write me hostile texts
    On account of my lifestyle’s perception
    Invade my personal life out of the question
    What are they expectin’? I be tryin’ to reply and
    They never suppose I get my quiet time in?
    Nas on need for “Quiet Time”

J. Cole

Background

Have not listened to radio in months and so forgive me for missing this new voice from Fayetteville, NC.

Who ever held of Fayetteville and even Chrome mocks it up as a misspelled word.

But, all week long thanks to YouTube…J Cole has being on repeat…

Tracks

Here are a couple of tracks…

 

Always, good to see a college graduate, who is yet able to hold a crowd.

J Cole’s Lengthy Speech To Explain “Let Nas Down” Power 105 1 FM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm2iY0q3MXs

 

Repeat (on YouTube) yet again…