Just A Moment is by the rapper Nas, and it's one of his best songs ever. It features his protege, Quan. While 50 Cent only raps about guns, bitches, and "da hood", Nas raps about real things that affect real people. In this song, he tells us to remember people that have died, and not to forget their memories. Nas is one of the best lyricists in the business, second only to Joe Budden.
As day comes and night falls
For the rest of our life we'll miss y'all
And even though life must go on, we'll still mourn
While wishin' y'all were home
Can we please have a moment for children?
Who got raped or murdered, or trapped in the system
Who never knew their father, never learned to dream
But was guided by drug dealers, killers and crack fiends
For single mothers that's forced to play mom and dad
Bustin' her ass to give her kids shit she never had
For my niggaz in the pen hopin' rhymes'll get 'em signed
So when released, they can say bye to a life of crime
For every mother that held a son in the street bleedin'
Cryin' a song of sorrow too dark and deep for speakin'
Just a moment outside the day to day struggle
To let the ones we really care about know that we love 'em
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