Album: 12-Inch Single Release
Verse: Verse 1
Best Line: "It's shocking you thinking 'naw it's just rhyming,' nut all this time it's like organized criming."

Sadly, Nas isn't directly referencing "Star Wars" on here, but the first verse demonstrates what exactly made him a star in the first place. He's relating to the so-called common man, filling him in on the reality of hip-hop: it's as street as it is glamorous. For all the "drinks with umbrellas," there's a moment when rhyming is just "organized criming." Be careful what you wish for, as the saying goes, but at the end, we're not left with a regretful Nas. He knows there's power in hip-hop, even if it's being treated like the streets too often.