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N.Y. State of Mind

Multi-platinum rapper Nas has a reputation as one of the greatest of all time. Nas joins host Elisa New, music executive Steve Stoute, scholar Salamishah Tillet, and several fans to explore his iconic 1994 track.

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N.Y. State of Mind

[Verse 1]
Rappers, I monkey flip ’em, with the funky rhythm I be kickin’
Musician, inflictin’ composition of pain
I’m like Scarface sniffin’ cocaine
Holdin’ an M16, see with the pen I’m extreme
Now, bullet holes left in my peepholes
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“N.Y. STATE OF MIND”
Words and Music by Nasir Jones, Eric Barrier, William Griffin, and Christopher Edward
Martin.
Used by permission of
UNIVERSAL MUSIC – Z SONGS on behalf of SUN SHINING, INC.
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
EMI Entertainment World, Inc., on behalf of EMI April Music Inc., EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Eric B And Rakim Music Inc.
All rights reserved.

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