Define My Name Lyrics – Nas ft. DJ Premier

English 135 April 19, 2024
The lyrics of "Define My Name" by Nas ft. DJ Premier is a reflection on Nas's identity and legacy in the rap game. It's a journey through his personal history, his influences, and his resilience, as well as a celebration of his longevity and continued relevance. The song explores the significance of Nas's name, his impact on the culture, and his evolution as an artist over the years. ...Read More

Define My Name Lyrics

[Chorus: Nas & Biz Markie]
"What defines my name"
"What defines my name" (Nas)
"What defines my name" (Nas)
"What defines my name"

[Verse 1: Nas]
Name existed forever, means "victory helper"
Whole name means "protector"
Shorten it by two letters, without the I-R at the end
The reincarnated Gil Scott living in the bottle again
The World Cup in Moscow with a blonde who's a ten
Vape pen when I speak, it's likе a lottery win
Quote my total, multi-mogul
So fly, I could walk in any spot, evеry box be soaking
From a time when weed was stronger, today's streets are calmer
They used to kill for shades, sneaks and bombers
Uh, my name existed forever
Before Christians came in America, even better
When cl!ck sounds of they mouths was language for humans
With stick figures in caves, my name's written fluent
Nasty like way before even Rome had a sewage
For fifty-thousand years ago if I could choose this origin
Since there's nothing to gain by assuming
I'ma say the definition of my name — the truest
I shocked 'em like real bullets in prop guns
Creep with baddies in sequin dresses who high-strung
Fresh off the jet, you can see my vision where I've come
How much time y'all got? Yo, Preem, let's drop something

[Chorus: Nas & Biz Markie]
"What defines my name"
"What defines my name" (Nas)
"What defines my name" (Nas)
"What defines my name"

[Verse 2: Nas]
DNA of King James, kin of Saint Michael
Polygamous-minded, seven wives on ridiculous timing
They always share the same title, that be the whiskey talk
That's foul like a stop-and-frisk, New York
At twenty, I said I'd better quit by thirty
Then by thirty, I thought by forty rapping is corny
How wrong was I?
Never would have thought at 50
New songs by Nas would be hard and live
I leave 'em scared like when they hear their name called
But ain't nobody there
The definition of my name probably started where
I rode the E train, fingers covered in ink stains
Writing was like an escape, excitedly leave the beat flamed
It was Rakim, Kool G and Kris
Few names like Cool James, 'Face, Cube and Rick
That was musically sick, successful and unnatural
I throw they songs in a cyanide capsule
The truth is poison to any fraud
Demigod rocking suits and shoes, going against any odds
How could you hate me? I survived the '80s
The D's, the trauma, embalming fluid in laced weed
Inhale fumes from a stove we'll cook up
The show's booked up, I chose to take the world over, look up

[Chorus: Nas & Biz Markie]
"What defines my name"
"What defines my name" (Nas)
"What defines my name" (Nas)
"What defines my name"

[Outro: DJ Premier & Nas]
Ayy, yo, thirty years later, Illmatic was dropped
Yeah— man, what the f**k am I doing? Hahahaha
Ayy, yo, Preem, chill
I got the rhymes, you got the beats (Aight)
Thirty years later
We back in the streets, we back in the lab
Aight then, let's go Nas!
It's time, it's album time, yeah
It's time?
It's time, black, it's time
Premier album still gone happen

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Last Update: April 19, 2024

Define My Name Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Define My Name" song?

"Define My Name" song is sung by Nas ft. DJ Premier.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Define My Name" song?

"Define My Name" song lyrics written by Nas & Chris Martin.

Who is the music producer of "Define My Name" song?

"Define My Name" song music composed & produced by DJ Premier.

When was "Define My Name" song released?

"Define My Name" song was released on April 19, 2024.