From one of the most acclaimed hip hop albums of all times, ("Illmatic" by Nas), "The world is yours" is a strong statement about owning your place in the world, with a huge dose of bravery from Nas as he openly addresses his feelings of hopelessness.
"The world is yours" is produced by the legendary Pete Rock, and contains a sample of Ahmad Jamal's "I love music". The combination is solidified by Nas' top class flow and lyricism, here summarizing the constant struggle to win in spite of all obstacles faced by him, as a young black man in the New York of the early '90s, & his peers.
Yet, in top of all obstacles, there's the obstinacy that will never let him give up -- "I keep fallin', but never fallin' six feet deep" -- and the confidence that the world will never you give you anything you want unless you believe that the world is yours.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.
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