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I Can

by Nas

Lyrics

I know I can (I know I can)
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)
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I know I can (I know I can)
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)
full lyrics

Features of This Track

gangsta rap influence
east coast rap roots
classical influences
a knack for catchy hooks
danceable beats
clear pronunciation
lyrics with a political message
use of tonal harmonies
dry snare
acoustic drum samples
a slow moving bass line
subtle use of pianos
mellow piano timbre
subtle use of piano riffs
dominant rap hooks
production and lyrics by famous rap artists

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

leadpencilno 2
iphone
You feel inspired by listening to this song
True and smart song our school had an anthem and it was this, it was a ghetto school but still . Follow 4 a follow
Great lyrics, great beat. One of the top in my list of epic rap songs.
He sounds a little like krs one in this song
Stay smart and do right kids
I've kids and rappers should make songs like this that are directed to them
Annoying. Maybe would have been ok without the children's choir but thumbs down from me.
Been lookin for this since i heard it on BET. Great message, beat, chorus.
dat beat...
THIS N**GAS IS $MART OMG LOVE DIS
This is great cuz nas dropped out of school at a young age. Which means he's very intelligent.
i love this song!!!
Great song with a valuable message. Salute!
I think I'm the only white guy that likes this song
My joint..remem b e r when bet played stuff ,like this...lol.. . i t ' s a joke now
I Can
dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading this so dont stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually work
Insparation
SAVE THE MUSIC YA'LL
mcraigg2
Thnx
mcraigg2
Thnx
Fuccing G.O.A.T west -coast madd love
Positive Influence!!! ! !
The pandora lyrics read: you don't wanna be my age and can't read and right... lol
I like boobies right?
Positive
I can be a unicorn! :O
The piano sonata is Fur Elise
So inspirationa l and gives one motivation!! This is such a positive message ,I am in love with the lyrics !!!
Nas ,the dopest 4real!
Motivational as f**k
806086283
The positivity is real in this song!!! Follow me?
Nas is so fu**ing dope, I'm tellin ya.
Believe you can do .never say you can't do it
Nas
DA FUQ?
If anyone know the piano sonata can you tell me?
Racist much?
Good story nd lesson
paolamichell e g a r c i a
Rip to the children in CT.
Let this song be a life motto 2every1
My motto
Love this song!!!!
The best of Nas. Last great hip hop song played on the radio.
thanks Nas
So true.
good music
Benny, you're an idiot. Which hit of his was the only one he had? Ohh that's right, he's a legend an icon, not a f**king one hit wonder. Go study, and maybe you'll learn how to pull your head out of your a**.
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