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

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3. “Be having dreams that I’m a gangsta, drinking Moets, holding Tecs/ Making sure the cash came correct, then I stepped/ Investments in stocks, sewing up the blocks to sell rocks/ Winning gunfights with mega-cops/ But just a n***a walking with his finger on the trigger/ Make enough figures until my pockets get bigger”“N.Y. State of Mind”