Nas

Song suggestions: Patience (Sabali) [with Damian Marley], Dispear, Tribes At War (with Damian Marley & K’naan), Leaders (with Damian Marley & Stephen Marley), Friends (with Damian Marley), Africa Must Wake Up (with Damian Marley & K’naan), Count Your Blessings (with Damian Marley), Land of Promise (with Damian Marley), In His Own Words (with Damian Marley & Stephen Marley), Nah Mean (with Damian Marley), Ancient People (with Damian Marley), Sly Fox, I Can, Black Zombie, Life’s A Bitch (with AZ), The World Is Yours, Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park), One Love, N.Y. State of Mind, Represent, It Ain’t Hard to Tell, One Mic, Queens Get The Money, You Can’t Stop Us Now, Breathe, Hero (with Keri Hilson), America

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Quotes:

The Master and the Masses
One has power
The other one lacks it
Guns are power
Controlled by assets
Owned by financial forecasters
Who are the Masters?
They are the Gangsters
They are the bankers
The ones who tax us
The Masses
They are us
The sheep, the people
Divided in classes
I go off like a Shi’ite bomb
And All ya’ll see I’m on my
War paint on my face, shit
My nine millimeter on my waist
I’m a problem
Shoot up your place shit
Let a few go
Then I get low
Blazing Haze again
The Masters, The Wall Street War Chiefs
The Elitists Groups
The Masses
They pray to Jesus
Saying he will see us through
The Masters are the aristocratic
The Masses
Ask if the Most High
Is On his way here
I’m trying to stay clear
My mind is my modern day Spear

 – Dispear (with Damian Marley)

Can you blame my generation? subjected gentrification
Depicting their frustrations, over ill instrumentation
Because music is the way to convey to you what I’m facing
Placing my life in front of your eyes for your observation
Now if you can’t relate then maybe you are too complacent
Athletes today are scared to make Muhammad Ali statements
Whats up with tomorrow? Will you lead? Will you follow?
Improve your values, education is real power
I reach them like Bono, so get rid of your self sorrow
Add some bravado, get wealthy like Wells Fargo
It’s truth, that I am you, and I am proof
Surviving through, we do what we gotta do
Yo, we could break the cycle, let nobody lie to you
Then maybe put our sons and our daughters in private school
Because there’s a mission we gotta finish before we leave
This generation is destined to do historic deeds

 – My Generation (with Damian Marley & Lil Wayne)

It’s sly Fox, cyclops
We locked in an idiot box
The video slots broadcasting Waco Davidian plots
They own YouTube, MySpace
When this ignorant shit going to stop?
They monopolizing news, your views
And the channel you choose
Propaganda, visual cancer
The eye in the sky, number 5 on the dial
Secret agenda, frequency antenna
Dr. Mindbender
Remote control so controlling your brain holder
Slave culture, game’s over
What’s a fox characteristic?
Slick shit, sensing misinformation
Pimp the station, over-stimulation
Reception, deception
Comcast digital Satan
The Fox has a bushy tail
And Bush tells lies and fox trots
So, I don’t know what’s real

 – Sly Fox

Man what happened to us
Geographically they moved us
From Africa
We was once happiness-pursuers
Now we back stabbing, combative and abusive
The African and Arab go at it they most Muslim
Used to be moving in unison
Disputes would end
Bounty hunters and grape street get cool again
Sub-standard housing
Got the young running rampant
Wilding, for a Phantom
He can style in
Mask on his face
Grabbing his Ruger
Saying nobody move or I’ll shoot you
Man you’re expiring
Catch 25 and he does it like a man
He sides with black
White pride and mexican
Survive the best he can
Strap a shank to his thigh
Why do we all collide
Why do the young die
Extortion, murder and burglary
Tattoos his chest
Says his enemies don’t deserve to breathe

 – Tribes At War (with Damian Marley & K’naan)

Sometimes I sit back with a Buddha sack
Mind’s in another world
Thinkin’, “How can we exist through the facts?”
Written in school text books, bibles, et cetera
Fuck a school lecture, the lies get me vexed-er

 – One Love

Who wrote the Bible? Who wrote the Qur’an?
And was it a lightning storm
That gave birth to the Earth
And then dinosaurs were born? damn
Who made up words? Who made up numbers?
And what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it
Microwaved it and try it
No matter what we’ll survive it
What’s hue? What’s man? What’s human?
Anything along the land we consuming
Eatin’, deletin’, ruin
Trying to get paper
Gotta have land, gotta have acres
So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson
Watch niggas play the game like the Lakers
In a world full of 52 fakers
Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers
You superstitious? throw salt over your shoulders
Make a wish for the day cuz
Like somebody got a doll of me
Stickin’ needles in my arteries
But I can’t feel it
Sometimes it’s like ‘part of me, but I got a real big spirit’
I’m fearless…. I’m fearless
Don’t you try and grab hold of my soul
It’s like a military soldier since seven years old
I held real dead bodies in my arms
Felt their body turn cold, oh
Why we born in the first place
If this is how we gotta go?
Damn

 – Patience (Sabali) [with Damian Marley]

Watch what you’re watching
Fox keeps feeding us toxins
Stop sleeping
Start thinking outside of the box
And unplug from the Matrix doctrine
But watch what you say, Big Brother is watching

 – Sly Fox

Assassinations diplomatic relations
Killed indigenous people built a new nation
Involuntary labor took a knife split a woman naval
Took her premature baby let her man see you rape her
If I could travel to the 1700’s
I’d push a wheelbarrow full of dynamite through your covenant
Love to sit in on the senate and tell the whole government
Y’all don’t treat women fair she read about herself in the bible
Believing she the reason sin is here
You played her with an apron like bring me my dinner dear
She’s the ‘nigga’ here ain’t we in the free world?
Death penalty in Texas kill young boys and girls
Barbarity I’m in the double-R casually
Bugging how I made it out the hood dazzle me
How far we really from third world savagery
When the empire fall imagine how crazy that’ll be

 – America

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
New York to Cali, for the money, power, respect
It’s a journey, some’ll get left behind
Cause in life, you cannot press rewind
Get it right, you only have one first chance
To make one first impression that lasts a lifetime
Reputation supersedes itself
Do you believe in Hell? Babylon greed for wealth
Do you deceive yourself and let your ego swell?
And disregard those who most need your help
Thick skin, the dark won’t take my soul
Survive spiritual wars, see my welts
And the evil’s felt, but the faith is stronger
I saw grown men fall when I was a youngster
But I clench my fists, ready to go against whoever
Tie my Timbs and rise in the end

 – Strong Will Continue (with Damian Marley)

For all of mine
I can see myself back at the Autobahn
Malcolm on the podium
Shells drop to linoleum
Swipe those
Place ’em on display at the Smithsonian
Next to only gems
That were left behind
By holy men
Infectious
Charisma of those who gave us direction
The anti-sexists
Resistance against oppression
Progressive thinking
Ghetto speakers
Protestors against the colored
Only section to the Jena 6 and
The Frost Nixon
The contradiction
The cross the crucifixion
The loss we took for sinning
On Esau’s back inscription
That it was written
That nothing is coincidence’n
They took our leaders and they lynched them

 – Leaders (with Damian Marley & Stephen Marley)

May laughter
From backstabbers
Turn to tears faster
I wish for you
No snake shall slither past ya
You have to
Keep your vision clear
Cause only a coward lives in fear
My surroundings
Got only real powerful niggas here
Real men we have a code of ethics
No question
No jealousies
No feminine tendencies
We expecting
No gossip
No phony logic
No counting your homey pocket
Spare no expense for legal defense
If your homey locked up
No keeping tabs
On who was the last who looked out
Selfishness
That’s a character flaw
No holding out
Yo what happened to the honor
You’re dealing with
Sensitive Primadonna drama
Teflon love
For my dudes who solid

 – Friends (with Damian Marley)

You’re wishing
You were sitting
In the top position
Picture perfect
Nothing less cause you deserve it
Without the Hermes
You never hurting
You knew that you was
Destined for greatness
For certain
But see the over zealous
They be thirsting
Caught up in emotion
You’re keeping your composure
Like Gershwin
Songs by Earth, Wind
Keep you in a zone
Writing verses
So when your pocket’s light
Know that you have a heavy purpose

 – Count Your Blessings (with Damian Marley)

I hold mirrors up
Give combinations of pain, joy, fear and love
Through my perspective
I can see Jah reflection
In the highest definition
Getting high with my brethren
Then I ask him why is Africans dying from circumcision
They lack proper surgeons and suffer malnutrition
Underestimate the wealth of their own wisdom
Its like its been exchanged for this penicillin
Sin

 – In His Own Words (with Damian Marley)

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