Long before Illmatic, Nas was living in a N.Y. State of Mind, absorbing the people, places and events that would come to define his lyrics. Witness #TheRide that gave us one of hip-hop’s greatest legends. 
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"Hennessy x Nas: The Ride (Full)"

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I lay puzzle as I backtrack to earlier times 
To the New York state of mind 
The city never sleeps 
Full of villains and creeps 
That's where I learned to do my hustle, had to scuffle with freaks 
Each block is like a maze, maze 
And life is parallel to hell, but I must maintain 
Be prosperous, though we live dangerous 
It's only right that I was born to use mics 
Welcome to Nas, y'all!

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"I tell the stories that need to be told." - Nas 
What's Your Wild Rabbit? 
Never Stop. Never Settle. 
Since 1765.

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