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Surviving The Times

by Nas

Features of This Track

east coast rap roots
r&b influences
headnodic beats
vocal samples
clear pronunciation
a repetitive song structure
subtle use of pianos
mellow piano timbre
prominent horns
an electro-acoustic sonority
radio friendly stylings
a dry recording sound
lyrics by a rap icon

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Blood diamonds talker
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Who sings/talks in the intro?
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Its a classic
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love this!!!!
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Little ray had a "NSX" (acura nsx)
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My n**ga C Webb produced track!!!!!!!
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Peace!♡ G 420Dean
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Peace to the Gods and Earths
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Word to MC Search
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Chris Webber produced
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I was so happy when my phone started bumpin this hot a** jam
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Love this
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Nas is the G.O.A.T!!!
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poetry
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SUV
Surviving what's mine in my time. THE TIMES today is hard to lean on. So my time is more secure more than ever.
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ranubis01
such a great rapper. its a pity he is broke now while some rappers who will never be half as good as nas are rich and living it up
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Nas kilt this joint
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Hell this n**ga is so f**king good s**t this n**ga killed this s**t and it is da tin man song
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So much better than most of the stuff out right now.
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isnt this what the tin man sang on the wizard of oz ( the all black diana ross version)
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Nas forever !!!!
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Lots of other, more current, rappers have come along, bit Nas' style, concepts and flavor, then claimed to be better than him.

This is a classic "origins" rap. Think about who else has done similar.

The Wiz sample is bomb!
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This instrumental so f**kin illll an wit nas lyrics equals classic
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Hotness!!!! Likes that sample from The Wiz
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npisghetto
too awesome
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I LOOOVE the orignal cover of this song from the movie The Wiz! This song comes from the scene of Tin-Man. BUT Nas has done a great sample of this song...sound s good!!
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This song just touches my soul
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True music! Btw I'm survivng the time too.
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Real music compared to the s**t I hear today.
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jasonpolk78
this is tight I love the intro by the Wiz
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cant nobody make storytelling songs like that real s**t...
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Nas came back with a vengeance on this track, absolutely real and authentic Hip-Hop.
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Let me tell you how Good NAS is,I'am 48 year old and he is the BESTTTTTTTTT T T T T .
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the best mc ever
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The best.
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Nas your still so innovative and informative, with flow harder than almost all of 'em. Put 10 joints like this on one record, Illmatic reborn, killa
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I love the West Coast (born & raised) but damn! Nas can absolutely kill it...
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asmith412
This joint is off the chain.Using that hook from the Wiz(Nipsey Russell), was genius.Typic a l Nas.
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This reminds me of CLASSIC NAS. Feeling this song like CRAZY!!!

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