Imagine That: If Nas Ruled The World

Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM by User 5 Comments

In 1996, Nas dropped the personal memoir and hip hop classic, If I Ruled the World (Imagine That), featuring The Fugees female MC, Lauryn Hill. Filled with optimism for his self as well as for the community, Nas speaks on issues big and small, that concern us all.



Nas manifested his destiny while speaking on issues like conscious parenting, better living and quality of life for his children, financial freedom, and traveling around the world. Some may even go as far to say that Nas himself, prophesied the future with the recent legal action that many states have chosen to embrace to allow the public access and use of marijuana without the police intervening or criminal charges being filed.

Almost two decades later Complex Magazine examines the lyrics to the track to determine if Nas' wishes came to fruition. 




  1. Sandi avatar

    On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 1:54 AM, Sandi said:

    I live in pretty much all white community and got death threat by guns pointed at me and police didn't even call me back. Kinda freaky. But fuck it. I speak the truth. I'm hated. And I mean hated. But at this point. Don't give a fuck

  2. Sandi avatar

    On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 1:50 AM, Sandi said:

    ??? Just thinking on some lyrics. What was Nas referring to in versus about running from jake and papes? What does that mean and the millionaire planning verse. Help me out. ?????

  3. ThreadBlessedLotus avatar

    On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM, ThreadBlessedLotus said:

    I pray I am I will

  4. Haitian Bell avatar

    On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Haitian Bell said:

    The fact is, he has stayed consistent with his message "so we all see who the prophet is 1life 1love so their can only be 1 King". He speaks his future into existence cus God whats him to live. Me i'm working on the things i've been working on getting my mind, body and soul together so when God puts me in that place at that time he will see his cherry wine in me.

  5. Nisha avatar

    On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Nisha said:

    Damn, I just played this on you tube..and its on nas site today...ha..One of my favorite nas songs with 2 of the best lyrically talented artists in hip hop, its a song that got me to visiualize the story he was telling immediately, the 1st verse he tells us to be conscious how we raise our daughters, got my attention right away when I heard it for the 1st time...Me and Nas walking up to the sun, hand and hand ....ha a girl gotta dream! :) One of the best Nas songs ever!

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