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One Of Nas' Greatest Verses
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Your skin’s a travelling bag of your existence /
Yours is shabby and scabbed while mine’s glistening /
Vivid on my skin how many continents I visited /
You can journey with me to different places by listenin' /
Shittin’ on ‘em /
Yo brother got it covered /
We can slug it, knuckle it /
However you want it, I love it /
A hustler’s wit /
The grit, the grime /
My genetic code makeup: murder by design /
On Mayan calandar time /
When night meets day I’m in the light gray /
Bigotti like a high speed chase /
Adrenaline like jogging or jumping rope in place /
Muhammed Ali hobbies, no pilates /
Trying to keep the ocean by me /
Hit a rich man’s wife, see what the b!tch could buy me /
looking forward but it’s nice to see the road behind me /
hotels are 7 star, vignettes glowin’ /
keep ya lids yet dog, the private jet goin’ topless

-NAS-

...look at that opening.  "Your skin's a travelling bag for your existence".  What other rapper would come up with some shit that ill?   I really think Nas steps his Game up when he is rhyming for a Dr. Dre project like this one.  Another one of his greatest verses is from "East Coast Killah/West Coast Killah" off the Aftermath Presents album.
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Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 04:40:00 AM »
Yeah, it's a good verse from a good song. I still wanna hear a version with Dr. Dre. "Topless" was the best leaked song from "Detox".
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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 04:56:36 AM »
fuck kelis
Cool breeze; I'm hopping out of new Beams
My outfit ran me a few G's but none of that will matter if you leave
I used to be an Adam with two Eves and shawtys automatically do me
Excuse me, all that happened before you doesn't matter
I'm a vision of the future climbing the success ladder
Recline, in the mean time, twenty three shine, diamond bling blind as I rewind
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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 05:03:01 AM »
Yeah, it's a good verse from a good song. I still wanna hear a version with Dr. Dre. "Topless" was the best leaked song from "Detox".

Yeah.. when it's complete it's going to be a Monster.  Dre will probably step up the sound quality on the beat a little bit, maybe add an element or two as well.  Then with his vocals it will all fit.

..which Kurupt video is that in your sig?  is that "new york, new york"?
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"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 05:50:32 AM »
Yeah, it's a good verse from a good song. I still wanna hear a version with Dr. Dre. "Topless" was the best leaked song from "Detox".

Yeah.. when it's complete it's going to be a Monster.  Dre will probably step up the sound quality on the beat a little bit, maybe add an element or two as well.  Then with his vocals it will all fit.

..which Kurupt video is that in your sig?  is that "new york, new york"?


was wonderin that too, its not new york new york,

Who Ride with us??  ???
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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 05:53:52 AM »
Yeah, I love that verse. The whole song is great, T.I. did his thing too. While I don't really feel that his style fits on a Dre record, Dre spitting that verse would be the shit. I really do hope we get to hear the track in it's final version, only leaked track Detox worthy.

BTW my biggest rap dream is to have a full Nas cd produced by Dre. He also killed the Busta Big Bang joint:

I'm the enigma, there is none harder, smarter
Martyr, Godfather, my interest, your departure
Pardon Dre this beat is a monster, catchy
Like sleepin under open windows that's drafty
Then wakin up my throat scratchy, that's how I spit it nasty
They short, a few inches North of a dwarf
My flow's Murciélago, ghostin them narcos
Toast in the ways of the original Pablos
Still a pyramid architect, mix liquors like a chemist
Killer lyricist, poetical tyrant
Sneaker store terrorist, Mt. Everest I climbed it
Heat is drawn, no creepin on me whenever I'm bent
My mind spray, my nine spray
And freak styles like 3000 Andre
To keep pilin, keep pushin them drops
Nas, runnin with hot Busta Bust, we don't stop
 

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 07:02:12 AM »
that topless track goes hard, one of the best verses i've heard for a long time

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009, 07:14:19 AM »
Yeah, I love that verse. The whole song is great, T.I. did his thing too. While I don't really feel that his style fits on a Dre record, Dre spitting that verse would be the shit. I really do hope we get to hear the track in it's final version, only leaked track Detox worthy.

BTW my biggest rap dream is to have a full Nas cd produced by Dre. He also killed the Busta Big Bang joint:

I'm the enigma, there is none harder, smarter
Martyr, Godfather, my interest, your departure
Pardon Dre this beat is a monster, catchy
Like sleepin under open windows that's drafty
Then wakin up my throat scratchy, that's how I spit it nasty
They short, a few inches North of a dwarf
My flow's Murciélago, ghostin them narcos
Toast in the ways of the original Pablos
Still a pyramid architect, mix liquors like a chemist
Killer lyricist, poetical tyrant
Sneaker store terrorist, Mt. Everest I climbed it
Heat is drawn, no creepin on me whenever I'm bent
My mind spray, my nine spray
And freak styles like 3000 Andre
To keep pilin, keep pushin them drops
Nas, runnin with hot Busta Bust, we don't stop


No doubt.. I had forgotten about this one.  I'm not a Busta fan, but I remember this joint was blazin!  Also, Nas rocked the Dre/Game track "Hustlaz" from the Hip-Hop Is Dead Album. 

And about your dream of having a Nas album produced by Dre, that's a dream of mine too.  You could say that the Firm album was the closest thing to it.  "Phone Tap" was a Monster and overall the album was solid, however for a Nas/Dre project it wasn't the perfection we would expect and demand.  Maybe a solo Nas' album produced by Dre would generate the kind of perfection we're looking for.

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"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 07:47:49 AM »
Yeah, I love that verse. The whole song is great, T.I. did his thing too. While I don't really feel that his style fits on a Dre record, Dre spitting that verse would be the shit. I really do hope we get to hear the track in it's final version, only leaked track Detox worthy.

BTW my biggest rap dream is to have a full Nas cd produced by Dre. He also killed the Busta Big Bang joint:

I'm the enigma, there is none harder, smarter
Martyr, Godfather, my interest, your departure
Pardon Dre this beat is a monster, catchy
Like sleepin under open windows that's drafty
Then wakin up my throat scratchy, that's how I spit it nasty
They short, a few inches North of a dwarf
My flow's Murciélago, ghostin them narcos
Toast in the ways of the original Pablos
Still a pyramid architect, mix liquors like a chemist
Killer lyricist, poetical tyrant
Sneaker store terrorist, Mt. Everest I climbed it
Heat is drawn, no creepin on me whenever I'm bent
My mind spray, my nine spray
And freak styles like 3000 Andre
To keep pilin, keep pushin them drops
Nas, runnin with hot Busta Bust, we don't stop


I prefer Shit Popped Off personally. Far superior beat. Shame it lacks that Nas verse. That verse is definitely Detox worthy.

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009, 08:05:48 AM »
i prefer shit popped off too. seems like dre does too 8)

doubt we'll ever hear topless again though...

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2009, 08:13:52 AM »
which Kurupt video is that in your sig?  is that "new york, new york"?
was wonderin that too, its not new york new york, Who Ride with us??  ???

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Re: Nas' verse on "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 08:20:30 AM »
Yeah, it's a good verse from a good song. I still wanna hear a version with Dr. Dre. "Topless" was the best leaked song from "Detox".

Yeah.. when it's complete it's going to be a Monster.  Dre will probably step up the sound quality on the beat a little bit, maybe add an element or two as well.  Then with his vocals it will all fit.

..which Kurupt video is that in your sig?  is that "new york, new york"?
this is not going to happen in a million years.
if Detox isn't coming, then why would a demo song be remade & released?
it's like believing the American dream

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2009, 01:02:14 PM »
you must not listen to much Nas then. He's had many superior verses
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2009, 01:31:55 PM »
Brian is only saying this b/c Dre produced the beat.  This is a dope far from one of Nas's greatest verses let alone one of the greatest of all time.  IMO Nas and Dre together except for a couple of tracks have always been extremely underwhelming.

Nas & Primo >>>> Nas & Dre
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2009, 01:52:28 PM »
dre didn't even produce the beat. produced by dj khalil & chin injeti.

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2009, 02:16:20 PM »
meh it was ok nas is legendary with the verses


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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009, 02:23:55 PM »
Brian is only saying this b/c Dre produced the beat.  This is a dope far from one of Nas's greatest verses let alone one of the greatest of all time.  IMO Nas and Dre together except for a couple of tracks have always been extremely underwhelming.

Nas & Primo >>>> Nas & Dre
fuck Premier, his shit is dusty.
he needs to update his sound

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2009, 03:11:11 PM »
lol, detox best be coming out on vinyl or a higher definition format than cd audio. gotta love premier and his commitment to vinyl.
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2009, 04:33:31 PM »
Brian is only saying this b/c Dre produced the beat.  This is a dope far from one of Nas's greatest verses let alone one of the greatest of all time.  IMO Nas and Dre together except for a couple of tracks have always been extremely underwhelming.

Nas & Primo >>>> Nas & Dre
fuck Premier, his shit is dusty.
he needs to update his sound



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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2009, 04:34:57 PM »
Here is probably Nas's greatest verse ever

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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2009, 04:44:18 PM »
Brian is only saying this b/c Dre produced the beat.  This is a dope far from one of Nas's greatest verses let alone one of the greatest of all time.  IMO Nas and Dre together except for a couple of tracks have always been extremely underwhelming.

Nas & Primo >>>> Nas & Dre
fuck Premier, his shit is dusty.
he needs to update his sound



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Primo >>> Dre
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2009, 05:23:56 PM »
Primo doesn't sound dated.  Did you hear MVP by Ludachris?


One of my favorite Nas verses,

Quote
I designed it , rhymed it - flow classic
You askin', who am I signed with?
The real deal is 'Ill Will', stays comit
Why is drama when other artists pay homage
You hate any rapper I do a song with
What's wrong with Nas helpin' crews get stronger
You selfish, wanting me to yourself
But Prophets need help too, y'all see Nas get insulted
I ride for the real shit, High as the Lock's get melted
Twelve Years, givin' you nuttin' but big moments
How can 'Murda Inc' not wanna fuck wit
The top hustler - R.O.C. crusha
Nas a legend 'fore 'BIG & Pac' left us
Bubbled wit 'Dr. Drizze', You heard it on Makaveli
Saying, "Nas is ring leader, brings Ether, brings heater"
Your dream teamer scream, "He's the Supreme Teacher"
Similar to anybody you know
Oh, I created, cremated, body that flow
Anyone you think is fuckin' wit me
Better be Vets - better be 'Ra', better be 'Kool G' or 'KRS'
Better be 'LL' or 'Slick' or them
Neva put me in the 'Top Ten' BITCH!
It's disrespect to the life that burnt the verses
Or nigga writes who comes first
It's the 'Ice Cube' 'MC Shan' them type dudes
So B.E.T.'s list was wrong, don't get me wrong
I did chill in the throne alone so long
This is my my will/quote]
Cool breeze; I'm hopping out of new Beams
My outfit ran me a few G's but none of that will matter if you leave
I used to be an Adam with two Eves and shawtys automatically do me
Excuse me, all that happened before you doesn't matter
I'm a vision of the future climbing the success ladder
Recline, in the mean time, twenty three shine, diamond bling blind as I rewind
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Re: Nas' verse on Detox "Topless" is clearly one of his greatest ever!
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2009, 05:26:21 PM »
i'll take a Dre production anyday of the week.

Premo is awesome, don't get me wrong, but like Dre-Day said, his sound is old.

if he didn't have a legacy & was a newcomer, most of his beats today would be "good" at best.

so speaking "Hip Hop Passes", Premo has been holding on to his for a while now.
 

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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2009, 05:40:46 PM »
i'll take a Dre production anyday of the week.

Premo is awesome, don't get me wrong, but like Dre-Day said, his sound is old.

if he didn't have a legacy & was a newcomer, most of his beats today would be "good" at best.

so speaking "Hip Hop Passes", Premo has been holding on to his for a while now.

Neither Dre nor Primo are in their prime, but they both still can bring it.



I'd take this over any of the recent Dre productions
 

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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2009, 05:45:33 PM »
i'll take a Dre production anyday of the week.

Premo is awesome, don't get me wrong, but like Dre-Day said, his sound is old.

if he didn't have a legacy & was a newcomer, most of his beats today would be "good" at best.

so speaking "Hip Hop Passes", Premo has been holding on to his for a while now.

Neither Dre nor Primo are in their prime, but they both still can bring it.



I'd take this over any of the recent Dre productions

Grey Hairs is one of my favorite albums in recent years.

great beat & more on that album; but i take it you weren't a fan of Eminem's Relapse.

my personal taste makes me more of a "banger" type of listener than traditional scratching & Premo-type beats.

Premo can drop sick ones like this, but i agree with Dre-Day in that he can update his sound a little; or at least experiment with it once.