Life’s a Bitch Lyrics – Nas ft. AZ

English 7 April 19, 1994
The lyrics of "Life's a Bitch" by Nas featuring AZ explores the harsh realities of life, particularly in impoverished urban settings where money, status, and survival are paramount. It delves into themes of materialism, crime, mortality, and the pursuit of happiness amidst adversity. Both artists reflect on their experiences growing up in challenging environments, acknowledging the inevitability of death while embracing the pursuit of wealth and pleasure as a means of coping with life's uncertainties. ...Read More

Life’s a Bitch Song Lyrics

[Intro: AZ & Nas]
Ayo, what's up, what's up?
Let's keep it real, son, count this money
You know what I'm saying? Yeah, yeah
Ayo, put the Grants over there in the safe
You know what I'm saying?
'Cause we spending these Jacksons
The Washin'tons go to wifey, you know how that go
I'm saying that's what this is all about, right?
Clothes, bankrolls, and hoes
You know what I'm saying?
Yo, then what, man, what?!

[Verse 1: AZ]
Visualizing the realism of life in actuality
F**k who's the baddest, a person's status depends on salary
And my mentality is money-orientated
I'm destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it
'Cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as Five Percenters
But something must've got in us, 'cause all of us turned to sinners
Now some resting in peace and some are sitting in San Quentin
Others, such as myself, are trying to carry on tradition
Keeping this Schweppervescent street ghetto essence inside us
'Cause it provides us with the proper insight to guide us
Even though we know, somehow we all gotta go
But as long as we leaving thieving
We'll be leaving with some kind of dough
So, until that day we expire and turn to vapors
Me and my capers will be somewhere stacking plenty papers
Keeping it real, packing steel, getting high
'Cause life's a b!tch and then you die

[Chorus: AZ]
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we get high
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we puff lye
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we get high
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we puff lye

[Verse 2: Nas]
I woke up early on my born day; I'm 20, it's a blessing
The essence of adolescence leaves my body, now I'm fresh and
My physical frame is celebrated 'cause I made it
One quarter through life, some godly-like thing created
Got rhymes 365 days annual, plus some
Load up the mic and bust one, cuss while I pus from
My skull, 'cause it's pain in my brain vein, money maintain
Don't go against the grain, simple and plain
When I was young at this I used to do my thing hard
Robbing foreigners, take they wallets
They jewels and rip they green cards
Dipped to the projects, flashing my quick cash
And got my first piece of ass, smoking blunts with hash
Now it's all about cash in abundance
N!ggas I used to run with is rich or doing years in the hundreds
I switched my motto; instead of saying, "F**k tomorrow!"
That buck that bought a bottle could've struck the lotto
Once I stood on the block, loose cracks produce stacks
I cooked up and cut small pieces to get my loot back
Time is illmatic, keep static like wool fabric
Pack a 4-matic to crack your whole cabbage

[Chorus: AZ]
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we get high
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we puff lye
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we get high
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die, that's why we puff lye
'Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a b!tch and then you die

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Last Update: March 27, 2024

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Featuring
  • Producer(s)
  • L.E.S.
  • Writter(s)
  • Nas, AZ, L.E.S., Ronnie Wilson, Olu Dara & Oliver Scott
  • Released On
  • April 19, 1994

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Life’s a Bitch" song?

"Life’s a Bitch" song is sung by Nas ft. AZ.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Life’s a Bitch" song?

"Life’s a Bitch" song lyrics written by Nas, AZ, L.E.S., Ronnie Wilson, Olu Dara & Oliver Scott.

Who is the music producer of "Life’s a Bitch" song?

"Life’s a Bitch" song music composed & produced by L.E.S..

When was "Life’s a Bitch" song released?

"Life’s a Bitch" song was released on April 19, 1994.