[Nas] From Willie Lynch to Willie Hutch, right on, we (Superfly) Made Gucci the shit - Louie too, suits and ties Player trophies, pray to Goldie Picture wax museums full of Black Panth's and triple OGs' Aunt Jemina hoes, historic horse shit Girls from long time ago, stagecoach with the horse, kid Witchdoctors, good ol' pickpockets Sip Moonshine, so-called coons, shines, and darkies I love y'all; pyramids to cotton fields to Wrigley Fields, forgetten men who DID get killed Christmas addicts, the first blasted Peace to the rich lady, purse snatcher shot in the back I know your hunger kid, I know they hung your dad Burnt ya mama crib, I know that hurt you bad Minstrel shows; from gold to shackles and back to gold We act like we home, matter of fact - we are home Bad attitudes, octoroon skin tones Slave food turned to soul food, collards to neck bones Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag Bet she had a nigga with her to help her old ass!
[Eban Thomas] As James Baldwin says,"You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world considers - a nigger" [echoes]
[Chorus: sung w/ ad-libs] No matter how, hard you try, you can't stop, us nooooow... No matter how, hard you try, you can't stop, us nooooow...
[Nas] Can't be stopped.. Yo, on Dateline, the other night they showed hate crimes Gave a blood time 'cause he fought with his canine Bestiality, Humane Society Go to China, see how they dine, see what they eat Better yet ask PETA, whoever; which animal makes suede? If not for suede, would you have survived the Dark Ages? Cannibal ways of the ancient Caucasians Stare you like you're steak tartar, pinot noir David Star on the chain of Sammy Davis He helped pave the way for Southern Crankers and them Harlem Shakers Now we gettin our papers, they try to censor the words and stop our money comin, but you can't escape us - haters