Yo man, it's a real game out here Know what I'm sayin Nas? Beats back in effect man Swizz Beatz da monsta (what's poppin?)
[Nas] Get in line, everybody get in line Listen the fuck up, to what's going down Pay attention, aight?
[Chorus x2] Niggas salute me, bitches salute me The block salute me, the hood salute me You should salute me, they should salute me So fuck who you are I'm the motherfuckin general
[Nas] When I walk through everything stops, silence Remain quiet, babies don't cry thugs don't buss Cops cut off sirens, oxygen freeze Noises to a minimun nigga, I pop and I squeeze I represent the pain and struggle Cut out your eyeballs then brain-fuck you Yo you testin with death I'm confronting the justice, expressing my voice to the public They got to free some brothas or we kidnap the judges They got to free some sistas or we kidnap the judges They got to beat the system that's enslaving the poor Our practicing, gun rages, they R's and .44's Many fought teams and for green this is war This is life and I'm the hardest, got ya label all scared Callin up the radio, don't want my records to air Y'all ain't playin fair, to every rapper in the game, I'm comin fo y'all blood, make room for the king...Nas
[Nas] I'm the leader, that's it, nobody higher Nobody touchin my crown, nobody dyin Nobody smoother, harder, tougher, believe it I'm much more smarter, much more strategic Scholarships and hollow tips, a lot of walkin caskets They talk a good one but there's never no action And I'm the type to poison ya sista, twist her Through wit her, put the gun in your face and make you hit her Make you quiver -when they silhouette of a Don, Benson Light up a Cu-ban, recite a few psalms Enlighten you quick, teach you how a king wins wars Keep your ears to the street, love your enemies more 'Cuz hate can frustrate, and confuse Too eager you lose, patience, plan your attack then you move - ghetto Green Berets, got freaks got hoes who be jumpin out of movin cars and land at my feet - because