One Mic Lyrics - Nas

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[speaking softly, gradually getting louder]
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
Writin names on my hollow tips, plottin shit
Mad violence who I'm gon' body, this hood politics
Ackowledge it, leave bodies chopped in garbages
Seeds watch us, grow up and try to follow us
Police watch us {*siren*} roll up and try knockin 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
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Richochetin between the spots that I'm hidin in
Blackin out as I shoot back, fuck gettin hit! [more sirens]
This is my hood I'ma rep, to the death of it
'til everybody come home, little niggaz 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, leavin 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!

[whispering again]
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 niggaz
All I need is one mic.. yeah

[gradually getting louder]
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 alla them
Jesus died at age 33, that's thirty-three shots
from twin blocks tof sixteen apiece, that's thirty-two
Which means, one of my guns was holdin 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
Nothin is fair, niggaz roll up, shootin from wheelchairs
My heart is racin, tastin 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 niggaz really wit me get busy load up the semis
Do more than just hold it explode the clip until you empty
There's nothin 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!!

[whispering again]
All I need is one mic.. that's all I need, that's all I need
All I need is one mic.. there's nuttin else in the world
All I need is one mic.. that's all a nigga need to do his thing y'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 wanna see me on top, too egotistical
Talkin all that slick shit, the same way these bitches do
Wonder what my secrets is, niggaz'll move on you
only if they know, what your weakness is I have none
Too late to grab guns I'm blastin cause I'm a cool nigga
Thought I wouldn't have that ass done? Fooled you niggaz
What you call a infinite brawl, eternal souls clashin
War gets deep, some beef is everlastin
Complete with thick scars, brothers knifin 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, niggaz throwin dirt on my name
Jealous cause fiends got they work and complain
Bitches left me cause they thought I was finished
Shoulda knew she wasn't true she came to me when her man caught a sentence
Diamonds are blindin, I never make the same mistakes
Movin with a change of pace, lighter load, see now the king is straight
Swellin my melon cause none of these niggaz real
Heard he was, tellin police, how can a kingpin squeal?
This is crazy, I'm on the right track I'm finally found
You need some soul searchin, 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" nas | Reviewer: Ape | 7/27/14

Nas iz da HOOD LEADIN' RAPPER I e'er know right here im rapper bt still n e'ery re'iews i promises jones 1de im right b there 4 sme collaborations to make. "ONE MIC" nas im lu'in too much in album stillmatic than othas singles in it. Ape inside AFRICAN south sudan

Comment on one mic | Reviewer: Mohammed | 1/2/14

Nas the greatest there is, and the greatest there ever will be, black prophet and our only saviour now no disrespect to other its just he is the only rapper who is still going hard and what he needed is one mic from illmatic to life is good still going hard truely gifted respect mr jones

Nas' is real | Reviewer: LouRoKK2 | 12/10/13

I didn't even really like rap music too much, then one day my peeps & I was burning & he said "yo u gotta check this out", after that it was all over. Nas' is more than just a lyrical genius, he was the messenger to all rappers. This is how its done, after I heard One Mic it was a wrap...he told the truth in a way that anyone could understand it but kept it gulley at the same time...there will always be just "One", that's Nas'

Nas is a world's hero | Reviewer: Kc,,,from SA | 5/12/13

Nas is the best unlike some morons who rap for fame,let those idiots enrol 4 writing lyrics from the best NAS,do what u do best Nas n plant those words of power 2 inspire all blacks across the globe,,,Ur a true living legend brother

@ Blood Candy | Reviewer: BIG H | 3/6/13

I totally agree witchu. Nas def kills it. I did wanna make one comment about your list of 'fake ass rappers'. My only gripe's with T.I. on that list. Yeah he's mainstream as shit, but he can lay it down with the best of em. Dude's got ill ass rhymes. That's all I wanted to say. Holla.

rare,strictly dope lyrics yet gr8 rappin style &st ory | Reviewer: teboho | 11/11/12

This is on hell of song,knockin one straight down frm frst verse 2 de very last one leavin one wth no space 2 complain or critisize,I wonda how he came up 2 thnk of such dopey stff!!

Add silk satin in my drawers because all I need is one microphone | Reviewer: One Microphone One Beat, and ONE BOOM BOOM | 7/15/12

I like the fact that everyone left me space to write this. I am not a hero or anything, and I like the point y'all made when you kept the music alive. It is like the fact that people can't connect your dots without a magic erase board. 1/2/3///slashes make me sashay in a mean way. Good song, just wish I had more friends to share it with. Excusem y typis....good lucky four leaf clover and shamrock miss you. Keep looking...favorite window.

Stuck on a same guild | Reviewer: Blood Candy | 6/24/12

I'm 4rm Jozi(S.A) I don't knw anything about Queensbridge society or struggle but what i knw is that all black people suffer n witness da same struggle all over the world cuz we live in the ghettos therefore Nas ain't a poser he's one of the rappers that revive da real hip hop.Not this fake b¿tch ass niggaz lyk Lil wayne,birdman,Rick Ross,Soulja boy,T-Pain,T.I,50 Cent-the annoying list is endless

Nas as an ICON | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/8/11

I'ont know if nas can hear me now, i think all i need's 1 mic n d real 1so he cud hear me out...:D I'ont know 'baut u niggaz n white a**es but 2 me Nas's a metaphorical lyricist, ill, true athlete, he's an icon, i think d mic he worths' a wand, truthfully nas' gr8 n hard, much respect n much love 4 u bro!

Okay | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/23/10

One Mic is a classic...there hasn't been much before or after that has been written to illustrate the magnitude of the experience one person has gone through. Nas also lays out his plight from knowing what is right, to living what is right. He has laid a profound master plan for all of his audience who has gone through or still evolving through the debts of their own existence in the "hood" to put down the guns, and to speak a loud voice with something as simple as One Mic.

The best! | Reviewer: Nassssick | 11/4/10

Nas is one true rapper rappin bout the struggle, hardship, and social injustice compared to all the pop rappers that talk about sex, bitches and whores. He always say in his song how black ppl should step up and better their lives.. One love Nas

@ K-Dog | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/18/10

How can he copy a beat from Call of Duty: World at War when this song came out it 2001 and Call of Duty came out in 2008. You need to do some serious homework before you start criticizing people, and another thing, Nas is one of the only true rappers in the game anymore, rapping about stuff that happened in his life and from his neighborhood, and yes, in some "ghetto" areas, the only way to protect ourself from cops is to retaliate. Also, Nas is still making millions and producing and making albums, he just got away from the media.

@k-dog | Reviewer: chaotic1 | 5/9/10

Nas says all he needs is one mic to spread his voice to the whole world. (notice last line). He's telling everyone we need to step up and protect whats ours. And the only thing he needs to get the message through is one mic. Have you listened to anything he says? tell you what. go get it was written listen to it and tell me all of his songs don't have at least one message real peoples are supposed to get apparently its to subliminal for fakes. As we see here.

K-Dog Reply | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/16/10

You're so stupid...holy shit,
First of all call of duty seriously man?
And you look at the lyrics to literally.
You need to understand it from his point of view.
He's lettign everyone know his way off life in queens and how THEIR way of life is. And bro how is he a poser? We cant even imagine what he's been through... and to be able to put all those experiences into lyrics is why Nas is such a good rapper. Don't try and act like you know a song k peace.

k dog do me a favor?..... shut the fuck up! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/25/10

shut the fck up u retard one when do u ever hear any rappers talkin about how they need food and drinks and air u failed horribly in comin at nas's neck and call of duty didnt even exsist when this song came out idk if u have been under a fuckin rock for like 10 years or sumin u need to shut the fuck up and what kinda homo-thug calls himself k-dog....faggot


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