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  • Illmatic version

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  • Part 2

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Thread: NY State of Mind Pt 1 or 2?

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    Default NY State of Mind Pt 1 or 2?

    Part 2 is a classic song even better than the original

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    Part one, even though I think the drums are actually better on part 2, they're just head nodding as fuck. But nothings touching part one's lyrics or piano.

    And the little intermission thing between verses on part 2 is kinda annoying, when nas starts sayin all that shit.

    Both 10/10 though

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    no way

    the crime rate, the murder rate, the money rate, the paper chase

    classic shit

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    i really like the second one. but ny state of mind is my favourite track on illmatic along with represent..so the first one for me.



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    The Illmatic one for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlymelody
    Part 2 is a classic song even better than the original
    And santa clause fucked jennifer lopez

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    Illmatic version fo sho.Tru classic.


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    For me, itís hard to say ... I guess I'ma go with the Original ...

    although I do think Part 2 serves itís intended purpose in that it echos the original perfectly by describing the escalation of the expected trials that accompany the harsh reality that is "ghetto life." (Whoo ... now, that was a mouth full ... lol)

    From a lyrical standpoint, Iíd say that Part 2 definitely shows Nasí growth as both an Emcee and a Visionary. It basically shows how, if given enough time, the holes of a people can be tragically transformed into vast trenches of self destruction if they fail to heed the warning signs of their own actions.

    Thatís whatís so powerful about Hip-Hop, it sheds light so many of the wrongs that are going on right in front of us ... and it has the ability to deliver so many meaningful messages, but the sad thing is that the majority of the masses are either too deaf, too socially blind, too mentally incompetent, or simply just unwilling to decipher them. "Itís a shame when you really look at it though ..."

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    The first one bo.

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    Its not even a competition...the first one is light years better than the second....."I never sleep cause sleep is the cousin of death".

    "One arm bandit..stab companions with intricate sentences...battle crews single- handed..with cannons that blow you from here to other planets."

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    Part II is a great track, one of few great tracks off "I Am...", but it's not touchin' part I. Too many quotables on that track its ridiculous...

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    i never sleep...

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    Default yea you correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Scientific78
    Its not even a competition...the first one is light years better than the second....."I never sleep cause sleep is the cousin of death".
    Thats a raw ass line

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    Illmatic, really better. That song is a classic
    "The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of the spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came."

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    Well sure the first has that raw energy with that crazy sleep is the cousin of death line but to me Part 2 is better.

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