Produced By: Salaam Remi
Album: Street's Disciple
Label: Ill Will/Columbia

Quoting from his own "The World Is Yours" ("Understandable smooth shit that murderers move with/The thief's theme, play me at night, they won't act right") from 10 years earlier, this is a grimy soundtrack custom-made for summer-night mayhem. It utilizes the well-known "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" guitar groove along with a steady vibrating pitch of high anxiety that mentally places you in the middle of a nerve-racking bank heist or some other hectic crime scene. Nas, "speaking on my old life," presents yet another 'hood-inspired anthem that paints pictures of both the glamour and inevitable gloom of trife-life living.