Produced By: Pete Rock/Q-Tip
Album: Illmatic/"The World Is Yours" Single
Label: Columbia/Columbia

Nas "The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)"

I'm out for presidents to represent me (say what?)
I'm out for presidents to represent me (say what?)
I'm out for dead presidents to represent me

A hot line and most definitely a hot song, "The World Is Yours" is a wonderful composition, the Pete Rock production rolling along with stated grandeur, the vintage T-La Rock scratches deftly worked in for the calls-and-responses. Another stunning portrait of rough city life, there are also some outstanding observations about the cycle of life itself: "Thinkin' of a word best describin' my life/To name my daughter my strength/My son, the star, will be my resurrection/Born in correction all the wrong shit I did/He'll lead a right direction." Thoughts that strike your mind like a comet hitting the Earth.

The swinging remix (which was released with a new music video) was invigorated with shout-outs and adlibs that aren't in the OG version.