View Full Version : Did Nas outshine the Wu Tang?

08-24-2008, 04:52 PM
I'm a big Wu-head but I was smoking with my boy the other day listening to the W which I hadn't heard for days and is actually way better than I had remembered but it got me thinking after listening to Nas on "Let my niggas live" that he outshined everyone on that album with that verse which is easily one of his best ever. Anyone else agree, disagree? Did anyone from the Wu spit a better verse on any track? Am I an asshole for thinking this? Discuss.

08-26-2008, 03:00 PM
Without going back and listening at the moment I would say Nas easily has one of, if not the best, verses on the album.

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-26-2008, 03:08 PM
RZA outshined everybody with the beat. The bass on that joint was insane.

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-26-2008, 03:13 PM
But actually on the mic Rae won this round. Plus he had the ill hook

08-26-2008, 03:35 PM
^^^^ok maybe Rae had him, but the chorus ain't nuthin special IMO

08-26-2008, 05:49 PM
Yeah, just got it on Vinyl. I guess it will be the same with 8 Diagrams in a few years for a lot of the haters, only then realising that it's gold, not garbage. NaS is a more dedicated rapper than most, he did good on the track fo shure. But my favourite cameo on that album goes to Junior Reed...

Guarded By Martyrs
08-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Raekwon owns Nas on this one just like "Verbal Intercourse"...sorry.

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-28-2008, 01:22 PM
And Rae owned Nas on Eye for an Eye. Its a habit of his.

Guarded By Martyrs
08-28-2008, 01:24 PM
Although Nas did get some revenge on "Brother's Keeper"


08-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Nas Rae and Ghost all owned Verbal Intercourse, there was no winner. As for Eye for an Eye, I dislike Rae's delivery and absolutely love Nas' :)

Maccabee Ridah
08-29-2008, 04:47 PM
Nas Rae and Ghost all owned Verbal Intercourse


Tho' on "Let my niggas live" I must say Rae killed it! Nas was good, but Rae is just ill on that one!

08-29-2008, 04:53 PM

[ Intro Skit ]
Someday I'm gonna be walkin down the streets,
mindin my own business.. and BAM!!
I'm gon' be shot by some pig who's gonna SWEAR
that it was a mistake.
I accept that as a part of my destiny!

[ *Si es mi destino morir en la calle como un perro! Hahaha* ]

[ Raekwon the Chef ]
Whattup kid? That's right..
Yo.. aiyyo.. aiyyo..

[ Chorus: Raekwon ]
Aiyyo let my niggas live
We show and prove get paper, catch me
in the caper on shrooms yo
Let my niggas live
We real niggas that's God-body,
challenge anything, make major moves
Let my niggas live
We giants, live off the land lions,
post with iron, no pryin rules
Let my niggas live; aiyyo let my niggas live
Handle your bid and kill no kids

[ Raekwon the Chef ]
Millionaire feat, whole family eat; yo, y'all niggas is weak
Got a bird beak, chirp chirp speak
Kids that's rich that'll, run in your
bitch and by the third week
Yo mark my word, me and my herb speak
That's that fire move like Schwinns yo
Invisible pens that write light, leave blends
Hit with the JF Kennedy shot
Smash with the Acapulco rifle got got
Bolt off, but got clocked
Legendary here, custom made it, shit bladed, word up
Design your alphabet, reps get graded
We in get-high saloons, big bag of shrooms, arm's length
Home of Allah's ten big rooms
So what we up in here, modelin large with rigorous moves
Exotic Gods bust my hammer at frauds
Call him a live merchant, dressed in
all red, that's right y'all
Gucci jumper X-5, gettin more head

[ Chorus ]

[ Nas ]
I scream at the mirror, curse, askin God, "Why me?"
Run in the black church, gun in my hand, y'all try me
I'm God-son, son of man, son of Marcus Garvey
Rastafari irie, Ha-ile Selassie
Police'll try to break us, but the streets raised us
It takes more than metal bars, we destined for ours
I hear murder plans from dopefiends, with elephant hands
Snots in they nostril, the blocks is hostile
There's no pots to piss in, glocks is spittin
Rocks cookin underground bodies
stiffin, cops look at bird shit
Drop on the window pane, the oxygen is cocaine
It drove lots of men to die with no name
I been on boats, nut down throats, pee on bitches who famous
Pretty dick, puttin stitches in they anus
I'm the animal that Hugh Hefner created
The only nigga Sade dated, the most hated, Nas nigga

[ Chorus ]

[ Inspectah Deck ]
Roughneck reppin the set, bang 'em twice in the neck
C.O. flip and jerk the whole yard rec
Block vets, pop barettas glocks and tecs
You're no threat, gun talk, the language of the project
Checkin shorty with the +Black Tail+ stance, leapord pants
Yellin fuck her man, makin killings off her lap dance
Plus the young guns runnin the slums, funds is major
Drugged out, got you huntin for crumbs stuck to the razor
Semi-autos roar in the building hall
Symptoms of bloodsport, the slugs are still in wall
Call it a New York state of mind, gotta take mine
In the daytime, the Jakes'll hit ya forty-one times
So I live by the sword and obey hood laws
Make my team click like high heels on wood floors

[ Chorus ]

Still Nas wins for me. That's the Nas I really like to hear.

08-29-2008, 06:31 PM
This track is dope.

Nas is my favourite on this one.

09-09-2008, 10:28 AM
nobody on that album even touches Ghost on "Hollow Bones" - one of the craziest

verses ever

09-13-2008, 05:14 PM
Does ANYBODY actually likes decks part on let my niggas live?
I like his verse above all, he comes so angry..

09-14-2008, 03:50 AM
he almost re-uses one of GZA lines, :/ it's a nice verse, but when the best part is something we already heard somewhere else....

11th Chamber
09-14-2008, 03:54 AM
RZA outshined everybody with the beat. The bass on that joint was insane.

that beat is so shit