Bridging The Gap [feat. Olu Dara] Lyrics by Nas


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Bridging The Gap [feat. Olu Dara] Lyrics
[Olu Dara]
see i come from Missisippi,
(Bam bam babam)
I was young and running wild,
(Bam bam babam)
in and out of New York City
(Bam bam babam)
where i had my first child
(Bam bam babam)
I named the boy Nasir,
(Bam bam babam)
all the boys call him Nas
(Bam bam babam)
I told him as a youngster,
(Bam bam babam)
he'll be the greatest man alive
(Bam bam babam)
[Nas]
Let's go.....
heh heh heh heh,
Tribrary of these rap skits, styles I mastered
many brothers smashed it up
'n tried to match it
but i'm still number one everyday real
speak what i want i don't care what they feel
coz i'm my ownnn master
my pop told me be your own boss
keep integrity at every cost
and his home was Natches Missisippi,
get it like "Miles" and "Dizzy"
now we gettin' buzy - Bridging the gap
from the blues to Jazz to Rap
the history of music on this track
born in the game
discovered my father's music
like Prince searches thru Rock in the 'Purple Rain'
but Minneapolis was the bridge
home to the "Super Kid" some were well known
some doing bids,
I might of ended up on the wrong side of the tracks
If pops wouldn't of pulled me back and said Yo!
(Greatest man alive .. Great-Great-Great-Great-Greatest man alive!)
Blues came from Gospel, Gospel from Blues
Slaves were harmonizin' them ah's and ooh's
old skool new skool no skool rules
all these years i've been voicin' my blues
I'm an artist from the start, Hiphop got in my heart,
Graffiti on the wall, coulda ended in (laughs)
Juvenile Delinquent
but pops gave me the right type of tools to think with
books to read like 'S' n' stuff
coz the skool's said the kids had Dislexia
in art class i was a compulsive sketcher of.. teachers
in my homeroom i drew pictures to mess 'em up
coz none of them would like my style
read more books than a curriculum profile
saying "Mr Jones please come get your child"
"Coz he's writing mad poems and his verses are wild"
(haha)
(Greatest man great great greatest man alive....)
Heh heh heh,
My Pop was not a Rollin' Stone
He been around the world blowin' his horn, still he came home
Then he got grown, changed his name to Olu
Come on, tell 'em 'bout the places you gone to
[Olu Dara]
Saudi Arabia, Mozambeke, Madagascar, Paris, Greece,
(Uh huh)
The Middle Africa is where we lived
better known as "Queensbridge"
Nas, Nas, you don't stop
'Olu Dara' in the house, you don't stop,
'Muddy Waters,' 'Howlin' Wolf,' you don't stop,
from the Blues to street hop, you don't stop
Tell 'em Pa,
[Olu Dara]
see i come from Missisippi,
(Bam bam babam)
I was young and running wild,
(Running wild!)
(Bam bam babam)
in and out of New York City
(Bam bam babam)
where i had my first child
(Bam bam babam)
I named the boy Nasir,
(Bam bam babam)
all the boys call him Nas
(Bam bam babam)
I told him as a youngster,
(Bam bam babam)
he'll be the greatest man alive
(Bam bam babam)
(You're the greatest pop,)
Greatest man alive
(You're the greatest pop,)
Great great great great greatest man alive
(Rest In Peace 'Ray Charles')
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