Time Is Illmatic: The 20 Best Lyrics From Nas’ Seminal 1994 Debut Album Illmatic

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15. “Poetry, that’s a part of me, retardedly bop/ I drop the ancient manifested hip-hop straight off the block/ I reminisce on park jams, my man was shot for his sheep coat/ Chocolate blunts make me see him drop in my weed smoke/ It’s real, grew up in trife life, the times of white lines/ The hype pipes, murderous nighttimes and knife fights invite crimes”“Memory Lane (Sittin’ in Da Park)”