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#53. Nas "U Gotta Love It" (2002)

#53. Nas "U Gotta Love It" (2002)

Produced By: L.E.S.
Album: The Lost Tapes
Label: Ill Will/Columbia

The truth is, some have questioned Nas' past and how "real" he is. On this deep, swirling groove (with backup in the background from AZ), he spits a bit about the '86 crack blitz to show he knows what that life was like, but as things wind down, we find out the actual message of this song: "This thug life you claimed it, I make millions from entertainment/Now back in the 'hood, certain cats they wanna kill me/They ice-grill me, but on the low, niggas feel me." The lesson being, whether they love to hate you or hate to love you, they can't deny that you stay on their mind. You gotta love it!

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