Nas - "Hate Me Now" lyrics

Escobar Ceasar has returned
Its been a long time been
A long time comin'
Looks like the
Death of me now
But you know
There's no
Turning back now
This is what makes me
This is what I am

(Hear me, lets go)

You can hate me now
But I won't stop now
(Real Niggas)
'Cause I can't stop now
You can hate me now
But I won't stop now
(You gonna hate me
I'ma hate you too)
'Cause I can't stop now
(Simple as that)
You can hate me now
(Die motherf***er die
Motherf***er die)
You can hate me nooow
(You don't give a f***
I don't give a f***)
(About anything
That's about to go down)
Do it now
Do it now
(Weak, jealous
Do it now
(F*** y'all)

Don't hate me
Hate the money I see
Clothes that I buy
Ice that I wear
Clothes that I try
Close your eyes
Picture me rollin'
Sixes, money foldin'
B****es honeys
That swollen
The riches, Nas get in ya
Most critically acclaimed
Pulitzer prize winner
Best storyteller
Thug narrator
My style's greater
Model dater
Big threat to
A lot of you haters
Commentators bring aside
Try watchin' my paper
Almost a decade
Quite impressive
Most of the best
Is in the essence
For this rap sh*t
That I stand for
Expanding more to
The big screen
Bill Gates' dreams
But it seems you'd
Rather see me
In jail
With state dreams
Want me off
The scene fast
But good things last
Like your favorite mc
Still makin' some
Mean cash
First rapper to
Bring a platinum plaque
Back to the projects
But you still wanna hate
Be my guest
I suggest

(Money is power
I got millions of
Thugs on salary,

Do it now

Repeat chorus
(I won't stop)
(Can't stop)
(You gon' hate me)
(I hate you too)
(You can hate me now)
(You can hate me now)

Do it now, I told
You do it now
(Let's go)

You wanna hate me
Then hate me
What can I do'
But keep gettin' money
Funny I was just like you
I had to hustle hard
Never give up
Until I made it
Now y'all sayin'
That's a clever nigga
Nothing to play with
Hate on me
I blew but I'm
The same ol' G
People warn me
When you're on top
There's envy
Took my niggas
Out the hood
But you doubt on us
Sayin' we left the hood
But can't get it out of us
My bad, should
I step out my shoes
Give 'em to you'
Here's my car
And my house
You can live in that too
Criticize when I flow
For the streets
Hate my dress code
Gucci this, Fendi that
What you expect h*e
Nickname esco
Took this game to its threshold
Best flow I bet
The whole US know
Try to make it
Like you the realest
But who the illest'
Think we all know
The answer to that
'Cause niggas feel this right

(You think I'm gonna
Come this far and
Let you niggas
Stop me now')

(I hate you too)

Do it now

Repeat chorus

(I like this
I like the way
This feels)

Its a thin line
Between paper and hate
Friends and snakes
Nine millis and
Hell or the pearly gates
I was destined to come
Predicted, blame God
He blew breath in my lungs
Second to none, wicked
Turn wives to widows
Shoot through satin pillows
The desolate one
Took a little time
To claim my spot
Chairman of the board
Until this game stop
And I side with the Lord
Ride for the cause
While driving, niggas
Shot out my doors
I'm sure to catch me
With they glocks to my jaw
Try stickin' my up but I
But I flipped on these ducks
(You tried)
Instead of me
Ambulances were
Picking them up
(That's what you get)
Niggas fear what
They don't understand
Hate what they
Can't conquer
Guess its just a
Theory of man
Became a monster
Atop of the world
Never fallin'
I'm as real as they come
From day one
Forever ballin'

(Hey y'all can't
See a nigga like me,
Never in your life
And that's what you can't

Repeat chorus twice

(Do it now, do it now)
(Do it now, do it now)
(Hate me now, hate me now)
(C'mon niggas, c'mon niggas)
(Do it now
Get the sh*t over with)
(It ain't gonna ever stop niggas)