Escobar Season has returned
It's been a long time, been a long time comin'
Looks like the death of me now
But you know, there's no turning back now
This is what makes me, this is what I am

You can hate me now,(Q.B.) but I won't stop now (real niggas)
Cause I can't stop now, (Bravehearts) you can hate me now (c'mon)
But I won't stop now, cause I can't stop now
You can hate me now, you can hate me now

Don't hate me, hate the money I see, clothes that I buy
Ice that I wear, clothes that I try, close your eyes
Picture me rollin', sixes, money foldin'
Bitches, honeys that swollen to riches, Nas get in ya
Most critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner
Best storyteller, thug narrator, my style's greater
Model dater, big threat to a lot of you haters
Commentators ringside try watchin' my paper
Almost a decade, quite impressive
Most of the best is in the essence
For this rap shit that I stand for
Expandin' more to the big screen, Bill Gates dreams
But it seems you'd rather see me in jail with state greens
Want me off the scene fast, but good things last
Like your favorite MC still makin' some mean cash
First rapper to bring a platinum plaque back to the projects
But you still wanna hate, be my guest, I suggest

You can hate me now,(Q.B.) but I won't stop now (real niggas)
Cause I can't stop now, (Bravehearts) you can hate me now (c'mon)
But I won't stop now, cause I can't stop now
You can hate me now, you can hate me now

You wanna hate me then hate me, what can I do
But keep gettin' money, funny I was just like you
I had to hustle hard, never give up, until I made it
Now y'all sayin' "that's a clever nigga, nothin' to play with"
Hate on me, I blew but I'm the same O.G
People warn me, when you're on top, there's envy
Took my niggas out the hood, but you doubt on us
Sayin' we left the hood but can't get it out of us
My bad, should I step out my shoes, give 'em to you?
Here's my cars and my house, you can live in that too
Criticize when I flow for the streets, hate my dress code
Gucci this, Fendi that, what you expect, ho?
Nickname Esco, took this game to its threshold
Best flow, I bet the whole U.S. know
Try to make it like you the realest, but who the illest?
Think we all know the answer to that, cause niggas feel this right

You can hate me now,(Q.B.) but I won't stop now (real niggas)
Cause I can't stop now, (Bravehearts) you can hate me now (c'mon)
But I won't stop now, cause I can't stop now
You can hate me now, you can hate me now

It's a thin line between paper and hate
Friends and snakes, nine millis and thirty-eights
Hell or the pearly gates, I was destined to come
Predicted, blame God, he blew breath in my lungs
Second to none, wicked turn wives to widows
Shoot through satin pillows, the desolate one
Took a little time to claim my spot
Chairman of the board until this game stop, and I side with the Lord
Ride for the cause while drivin' niggas shot at my doors
Plottin' I'm sure to catch me with they Glocks to my jaws
Tried stickin' me up but I flipped on these ducks
Instead of me, ambulances were picking them up
Niggas fear what they don't understand, hate what they can't conquer
Guess it's just the theory of man
Became a monster, on top of the world, never fallin'
I'm as real as they come from day one, forever ballin'

You can hate me now,(Q.B.) but I won't stop now (real niggas)
Cause I can't stop now, (Bravehearts) you can hate me now (c'mon)
But I won't stop now, cause I can't stop now
You can hate me now, you can hate me now

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Hate Me Now Lyrics as written by Gavin Marchand Anthony Moody

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    Nas is a great rapper. Even if you love punk which i do, and can't appreciate rap at all, nas is raw.
    hayleyTSLon June 30, 2002   Link
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    I agree hayleyTSL.I feel the same exact way!
    xRancidCoffeexon June 30, 2002   Link
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    Hey everyone is entitled to their own opinions but why come in rap pages and diss rap? Just go look at the songs you like and talk about the songs you like there instead of dissing another music genre which is great. I don't personally like punk but do you see me dissing that genre? Stop acting childish people.
    junkyardd0g777on March 08, 2003   Link
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    dont worry junk dude, these faggots come in here dissin on rap cause they scared of how big its gettin, pretty soon theres gonna be no rock or gay punk, its 2003 people, not the fucken 80's, go back to ur shantys and slap on sum bon jovi u fuck sticks, rap 4eva, NAS IS THE SHIZZLE MY NIZZLES
    X2theZXzibiton June 28, 2003   Link
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    It feels like jesus on the cross. It's so religious in it's loss: A graven image in the mud, like when I shed my precious blood. ** I am a loser, I am satan, I am jesus christ, I'm me. There are no winnners in this fucked reality. (2x) Atrophic interludes weave through my life far too often for me to fight the biggest enemies. I have no feelings, like love or pain, it makes me go insane when I see what's happening to me... I say: ** I am a loser, I am satan, I am jesus christ, I'm me. There are no winnners in this fucked reality. (2x) There are no idols, no heroes in a world of death. It's all a joke and so are you, and so am I... think? just look and see... It's a fucked reality. (4x) Amber, that's a real punk band, and real punk band lyrics. Stop humping Jesus please.
    xiamewxon June 18, 2004   Link
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    1. Every genre has its Christian hating, every genre has a plethora of different opinions. There is Christian Punk and Christian Rap, there is Atheist Punk and Atheist Rap, there is Satanist Punk and Satanist Rap... 2. X2theZXzibit: The day that Rock and Punk die is the day Nuclear holocaust kills us all. Same for Rap, of course... but frankly, if you think Rap is going to "destroy" the other genres, you're ignorant. -Woj.
    ChrisWojon July 01, 2004   Link
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    never thought I would see a choking victim reference on a nas page but hey thats cool...I like alot of punk but I'm getting into alot of rap too, granted alot of rap is crap, and lately alot of "punk" is crap, there's no laws saying you hafta like only one genre of music...
    TtotheJon October 01, 2004   Link
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    this so is life at least fo me ive been hated on so much and i just say hate me i dont care i wont stop you thinkive come this far just to stop when some one hates me i say shut the hell up and ill move on
    IsaacJeloon October 18, 2004   Link
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    I didn't really go for this album, but there were parts of this song that were great. The sample has been done a million times, even by enigma, which came out at the same time. You wanna hate me then hate me what can I do? I like that. Anybody got his latest stuff all anti bush or whatever?
    iceburnon December 02, 2004   Link
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    I disagree with those that are saying rap is nothing but a bunch of crap. Of course everybody is entitled to their own opinions, but labeling the entire genre of rap as crap or whatever is unfair and over-critical. Personally I do not listen to much Punk music, but the music i have heard has been ok, and i respect it for its differences. I may not agree fully with everything that an artist says, but it is this dichotomy in the styles of music that makes it so great. Everyone is going to have their opinions about music, of course, but these are just bias criticisms that usually serve no validity. Nas is depicted in the video as "Jesus", but it is not meant in a sacrilegious way. Nas' lyrics are controversial, but they are meaningful, and he is not dissing God. Sometimes the connotations of his lyrics are misconstrued and that is why society disagrees so often with his lyrics. His lyrics are some of the best in the rap game. Nas does things with words that most rappers couldn't dream of doing. He is an intelligent, amazing artist and his legacy will be one of greatness. Streets Disciple is bad ass album...
    RonArtest 91on December 16, 2004   Link

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