Got Ur Self A Gun
by Nas

Album: Stillmatic (2001)
Charted: 30 87
  • This borrows lyrics from "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3 (Also known as A3), which was used as the theme music for The Sopranos. Nas explained to Rolling Stone magazine why they chose to sample this track: "It was [his former manager] Steve Stoute's idea. When he told me, I thought it was the craziest thing ever. What's more gangster than The Sopranos? At the time, that was the s--t, and for us to have that hook, and then find out it was some black choir who came up with the song, that whole thing worked out great."
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  • Tony from Camden, NjYou guise notice the rip on Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit? Too funny.
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