The Flashback Fridays #1 For 4/19/14 (Special Edition 20th Anniversary of Illmatic): Nas - Halftime (1992/1994)
Even before the album was released, at 18 in 1992 sir Nasir created "Halftime" with the drum Christmas snars in full effect from Large Professor's brilliance instrumental. It was the first single of his career and started it all, from the other nine tracks on the album to the career we see today.
"You couldn't catch me in the streets without a ton of reefer/ That's like Malcolm X, catchin the Jungle Fever/"
"Nas, Why did you do it?/ you know you got the mad fat fluid when you rhyme, it's halftime/"
"These are the lyrics of a man, you can't near it, understand/Cause in the streets, I'm well know like the number man."
"Puttin hits on 5-0/ Cause when it's my time to go, I wait for God wit the fo'-fo'/"
So for those who still don't know, this is the first song of the career of Sir Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones. It's "Halftime", and it's needed video.
More to come from The Whole Delivery on this special celebration of Illmatic's 20th anniversary.