Music video by Nas performing Surviving The Times. (C) 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
"Surviving the Times" is a 2007 hip hop song by Nas from his Greatest Hits. The song's lyrics focus on Nas career before and just after Illmatic. The song makes reference to Nas' signing with Columbia Records, being turned down by Russell Simmons for Def Jam and him meeting Prince Paul and Kool G Rap for the first time. The song also samples Nipsey Russell's song "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" in the intro and chorus.
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