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This song is not as bad as I remembered it being. When it came out, I was flush in the middle of my hip-hop purists mode and I generally hated all R&B. I paid for that dearly. 


I was really into this girl who always played this when I came to visit. She would go on and on about how much she liked this song. I swear, it took forever for me to get why she had this on repeat. "Why you keep playing this whack shit? What's up with some Nas."

Dumbass. The song literally says, "Boy, your moving kind of  slow..."

When I was young, all the girls spoke English--but I kept trying to translate into Spanish. And I didn't even speak Spanish.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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