One time, yeah, yeah

Yo, all I need is one mic, one beat, one stage
One nigga front, my face on the front page
Only if I had one gun, one girl and one crib
One god to show me how to do things his son did
Pure, like a cup of virgin blood; mixed with
151, one sip'll make a nigga flip
Writing names on my hollow tips, plotting shit
Mad violence who I'm gon' body, this hood politics
Acknowledge it, leave bodies chopped in garbage's
Seeds watch us, grow up and try to follow us
Police watch us {*siren*} roll up and try knocking us
One knee I ducked, could it be my time is up
But my luck, I got up, the cop shot again
Bus stop glass bursts, a fiend drops his Heineken
Ricocheting between the spots that I'm hiding in
Blacking out as I shoot back, fuck getting hit! {*more sirens*}
This is my hood I'ma rep, to the death of it
'til everybody come home, little niggas is grown
Hoodrats, don't abortion your womb, we need more warriors soon
Sip from the star sun and the moon
In this life of police chases street sweepers and coppers
Stick-up kids with no conscience, leaving victims with doctors
If you really think you ready to die, with nines out
This is what nas is bout, nigga the time is now!

Yo, all I need is one mic,
All I need is one mic, that's all I need
All I need is one mic, all I need niggas
All I need is one mic, yeah

All I need is one blunt, one page, and one pen
One prayer - tell god forgive for one sin
Matter fact maybe more than one, look back
At all the hatred against me, fuck all of them
Jesus died at age 33, there's thirty-three shots
From twin glocks there's sixteen apiece, that's thirty-two
Which means, one of my guns was holding 17
Twenty-seven hit your crew, six went into you
Everybody gotta die sometime; hope your funeral
Never gets shot up, bullets tear through the innocent
Nothing is fair, niggas roll up, shooting from wheelchairs
My heart is racing, tasting revenge in the air
I let the shit slide for too many years, too many times
Now I'm strapped with a couple of macs, too many nines
If y'all niggas really wit me get busy load up the semis
Do more than just hold it explode the clip until you empty
There's nothing in our way, they bust, we bust, they rust, we rust
Led flyin, feel it? I feel it in my gut
That we take these bitches to war, lie 'em down
Cause we stronger now my nigga the time is now!!

All I need is one mic, that's all I need, that's all I need
All I need is one mic, there's nothing else in the world
All I need is one mic, that's all a nigga need to do his thing why'know
All I need is one mic,

{*starting loud this time, getting quieter*}
All I need is one life, one try, one breath I'm one man
What I stand for speaks for itself, they don't understand
Or want to see me on top, too egotistical
Talking all that slick shit, the same way these bitches do
Wonder what my secrets is, niggas'll move on you
Only if they know, what your weakness is I have none
Too late to grab guns I'm blasting cause I'm a cool nigga
Thought I wouldn't have that ass done? fooled you niggas
What you call a infinite brawl, eternal souls clashing
War gets deep, some beef is everlasting
Complete with thick scars, brothers knifing each other
Up in prison yards, drama, where does it start?
You know the block was ill as a youngster
Every night it was like a, cop would get killed body found in the dumpster
For real a hustler, purchased my range, niggas throwing dirt on my name
Jealous cause fiends got they work and complain
Bitches left me cause they thought I was finished
Should of knew she wasn't true she came to me when her man caught a sentence
Diamonds are blinding, I never make the same mistakes
Moving with a change of pace, lighter load, see now the king is straight
Swelling my melon cause none of these niggas real
Heard he was, telling police, how can a kingpin squeal?
This is crazy, I'm on the right track I'm finally found
You need some soul searching, the time is now

All I need is one mic, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
All I need is one mic, that's all I ever needed in this world, fuck cash
All I need is one mic, fuck the cars, the jewelry
All I need is one mic, to spread my voice to the whole world
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One Mic Lyrics

Nas – One Mic Lyrics

Songwriters: THOMPSON, CARL / JONES, NASIR
One Mic lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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