It Ain't Hard To Tell (remix) Lyrics

by Nas

It ain't hard to tell, I excel, then prevail
The mic is contacted, I attract clientele
My mic check is life or death, breathin' a sniper's breath
I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps

Deep like The Shinin', sparkle like a diamond
Sneak a Uzi on the island in my army jacket linin'
Hit the Earth like a comet, invasion
Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazin'

'Cause in my physical, I can express through song
Delete stress like nothin, then extend strong
I drank Moet with Medusa, give her shotguns in hell
From the spliff that I lift and inhale, it ain't hard to tell

The buddha monk's in your trunk, turn the bass up
Not stories by Aesop, place your loot up, parties I shoot up
Nas, I analyze, drop a jewel, inhale from the L
School a fool well, you feel it like braille, it ain't hard to tell

I kick a skill like Shaquille holds a pill
Vocabulary spills I'm Ill plus Matic
I freak beats slam it like Iron Shiek
Jam like a tech with correct techniques

So analyze me, surprise me but can't magmatize me
Scannin' while you're plannin' ways to sabotage me
I leave 'em froze like heron in your nose
Nas'll rock well, it ain't hard to tell

This rhythmatic explosion is what your frame of mind has chosen
I'll leave your brain stimulated, niggaz is frozen
Speak with criminal slang, begin like a violin
End like Leviathan, it's deep, well, let me try again

Wisdom be leakin' out my grapefruit troop
I dominate break loops, givin' mics menstrual cycles
Street's disciple, I rock beats that's mega trifle
And groovy but smoother than moves by Villa nova

You're still a soldier, I'm like Sly Stone in Cobra
Packin' like a rasta in the weed spot
Vocals'll squeeze glocks, MC's eavesdrop
Though they need not to sneak

My poetry's deep, I never fell
Nas's raps should be locked in a cell
It ain't hard to tell