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3. Nas "One Love" (1994)

3. Nas "One Love" (1994)

Album: Illmatic
Verse: Verse 3
Best Line: "A two day stay, you may say I need the time alone, to relax my dome, no phone, left the nine at home."

Easily one of Nas' most creative songs, the first two verses of "One Love" have Nas telling stories about the block by writing letters to friends in jail. However, the third verse finds a stressed out Nas taking a vacation from the projects only to return and find only a young drug dealer named Shorty Doo-Wop on the block. Nas politics with the youngster, one who's likely to end up like Nas' friends from the first two verses, and counsels him in the ways of street, advising him not to become an accident murder who shoots up large crowds. If only the youth would listen.

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