A Queens Story
by Nas

Album: Life Is Good (2012)
  • This Salaam Remi produced track is about a late-night street encounter in Queens during the '90s. Nas tells us of such real-life gangsters as Colbert "Black Just" Johnson, E Moneybags and Stretch Walker who met their maker in Nas' neck of the woods. The Queens rapper goes on to celebrate the perseverance and achievements of the survivors who are still around. Remi and Nas had had the idea for this track for several years before finally cutting the tune.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Amy GrantSongwriter Interviews

The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New WordsSong Writing

Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.

Angelo Moore of FishboneSongwriter Interviews

Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.