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Slow It Down

Nas like the Nazca Lines, could only be seen from up high
Only the true understand me, but I see 'em as family
I saw this shit when I was fourteen, I counted on it
I was born at dawn with a powerful, poignant style they wanted

Never dissin' for clout
Y'all know what this about
Niggas try to deflect from the fact people saw them fizzle out
The people saw them try to make hit songs that went wrong

This about the money, right? 'Cause all that shit done been gone
Just throw a nickel at the wishing well rappers
Watch it sink to the bottom, and I wish 'em all happiness
I'm in the cut, attention-needers need to front

See 'em front, the world watchin' them shine, that's all they want
And I always get my cut, imagine that making you mad
I'm just a real version, they don't make 'em like that
Never had to get the youth to relate for the bag

And since they smarter than us, they know Nas was once they age
Made they pay grade, the youngster phase
Same mistakes, the time have changed
Tryin' not to touch the cage, but touch interior

In the front is the trunk, that's the custom carrier
Let's play a game, I hand you a king of diamonds
The hand is faster than the eye, check in your pocket
I snap my fingers, I'm up in smoke like The Chronic

Disappear, reappear, right in front of your optics
Let's slow it down
Was I moving too fast for you?
Let's slow it down, then

If you gotta slow it down, I won't laugh at you
Let's slow it down
Slow it down
Might be moving too fast for you

Was I moving too fast for them? Slow it down
Let's slow it down
Upon closer inspection, they really are non-threatening, I bomb first and I stretch it
Instigators causing these problems, that's why I question everything and everybody that's aiming in this direction

That's why I sound like I been spending time in spa
Thinking 'bout the days I first heard I became a star
Words from my A&R, I'm noticin' that they notice me
Gun and a mean mug and was slow to speak

Now I hold meetings over cold sake and kobe beef
Hockey jersey, a hoodie underneath
Set up the trust, appoint the trustee
Corporations is the modern day custees

My flow is the hard substance, mastered at Bernie Grundman
The stovetop and oven, my company going public
I see the puppets, they movin' like they the judges
But Nas in all the subjects, it's hard for you to catch up with

Let's slow it down
Was I moving too fast for you?
Let's slow it down, then
If you gotta slow it down, I won't laugh at you

Let's slow it down
Slow it down
Might be moving too fast for you
Was I moving too fast for them? Slow it down

Let's slow it down
I might be movin' at lightspeed
I landed icy in Iceland to sightsee
This long mink on me pricey

I might perm up my shit like I'm Ice-T
American Pimp I'm on time and
Only thing that I pimp is this rhymin'
I made that work for me back since the 90's

That's the daily affirmations to remind me
I might be movin' at lightspeed
To do what I'm doin's unlikely
This new urgency's perfectly hurtin' 'em

Send these suckers to emergency nightly
S-slow it down