Nas - "Illmatic" lyrics

(feat. AZ, The Firm)

[sound of a subway
train going overhead]
[in the background, Nas' verse from Main Source
"Live at the BBQ" is heard]
[excerpt of verse is as

(Street's disciple, my raps are trifle
I shoot slugs from
my brain just like a rifle
Stampede the stage, I leave the microphone
Play Mr. Tuffy while I'm on some Pretty Tone shit
Verbal assassin,
my architect pleases
When I was twelve, I went to ...

[conversation heard over this before Wild Style music kicks in is as
[dialogue from the film between ZORO and his infantryman
brother, Hector]

[Hector:] And you're sitting at home doing
this shit' I should be earning a
medal for this. Stop fucking around and be a
man, there ain't nothing out
here for you...

Oh yes
there is...this!

[somebody from the Firm]
Yo Nas
Yo what the
fuck is this bullshit on the radio Son'
Chill chill, that's
the shit God, chill
[AZ the Visualiza]
Aiyyo yo, pull down the
shade, man.
Let's count this money, nigguh
Aiyyo Nas, put the Jacksons and
the Grants over there
You know what I'm sayin'
Cause we spendin the
Right, yeah.
You know how we get
down baby
True, true"
[the Firm]
Nas, yo Nas,
man shit is mad real right now in the Projects
for a nigga yo, word to
mother. All them crab ass rappers
be comin up to me man word to mother man I
think we need
to let them niggaz know it's real man
indeed, knahmsayin, but when it's real you doin this
even without a record
contract, knahmsayin'
No question
Been doin
this since back then
[the Firm]
No doubt
saying regardless how it go down we gon keep it real
We trying to see many
mansions and...and Coupes kid!
No doubt, we gon keep it
True, true...
[the Firm]
Aiyyo where's Grand Wizard and
Mayo at man'
Takin niggas a long time, man..."
Who got the
Phillies' Take this Hennessey
Aiyyo Dunn! C'mon, c'mon, man
stop waving that man
Stop pointing that at me Dunn, take the clip
Nigga alright but take this Hennessey
I'm saying take the clip man
C'mon, take it
Light them Phillies up man
Niggaz stop fucking
burning Phillies man
Light some Phillies up then!
Pass that Amber Boch, pass that Amber Boch, nigga! Act like you
Yo, we drinking this straight up with no chaser
ain't fucking with you nigga
I'm saying though
What is it, what is it baby'
What is it Son, what is it'
You know what time it
I'm saying man, ya know what I'm saying'
Niggaz don't
listen man, representing
It's Illmatic.