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

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2. “Time to start the revolution, catch a body, head for Houston/ Once they caught us off-guard, the Mac-10 was in the grass and I ran like a cheetah with thoughts of an assassin/ Pick the Mac up, told brothers, “Back up,” the Mac spit/ Lead was hittin’ n***as, one ran – I made him backflip”“N.Y. State of Mind”