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Life and Nas were good 

Gone is the poetic elegance of the streetwise New York emcee. Gone, too, are the late nights when my college buddy, Himieh, would call to ramble in his lisping Liberian accent about the latest work of Queensbridge rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones. When…

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