It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
Buy

Life's A B**ch

by Nas

Lyrics

Visualizing the realism of life and 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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

hardcore rap influence
east coast rap roots
danceable beats
consistent rhyme patterns
lyrics about alcohol and drugs
a repetitive song structure
the use of chordal patterning
dark & deep beats
a slow moving bass line
use of electric pianos
subtle use of electric keys
a highly synthetic sonority
a dry recording sound
radio friendly stylings
lyrics by a rap icon
production by a famous producer

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

show more

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Nas and AZ dope s**t
Report as inappropriate
Hell yea love this s**t. Realness foeva
Report as inappropriate
mikejonesbx
Still-Hot!!
Report as inappropriate
Life IZ a B**ch
Report as inappropriate
90's Hip-hop at it's finest. I didn't have to skip a track on Illmatic. Now, I can't stand the garbage on the radio.
Report as inappropriate
Fire...
Report as inappropriate
Classic!!
Report as inappropriate
Az bodied NAS on this track *shruggs*
Report as inappropriate
Illmatic.... s o u n d t r a c k of my chilhood
Report as inappropriate
Dope a** classic!!!!
# Damn 20 years#
Report as inappropriate
Agreed GK!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Follow 4 a follow
Report as inappropriate
Rap at it's finest
Report as inappropriate
Lifes a b**ch and then u die
Report as inappropriate
Still dope!!!
Report as inappropriate
20 years of Illmatic and this joint is still hot!!!
Report as inappropriate
Happy 20th anniversary Illmatic��
Report as inappropriate
fo' sho dis izzo illmatic
Report as inappropriate
This is my favorite song of all time.
Report as inappropriate
CLASSIC real rap!!!
Report as inappropriate
Neva say f**k tomorrow
Report as inappropriate
Classic
Report as inappropriate
Life's a witch and then ya die....wonde r why we puff live??!
Report as inappropriate
Nas is the illest rapper alive!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Classic from a classic sample!
Report as inappropriate
#1 on my fav mc list!!!!
Report as inappropriate
NAS illmatic the best album! Happy born day my n**ga!
Report as inappropriate
I wish Nas and AZ did a collab album together that would be a dope a** duo
Report as inappropriate
very underrated
Report as inappropriate
clfinley01
Dope!
Report as inappropriate
Nas = EAST COAST G.O.A.T
Report as inappropriate
Love it! GAP BAND!- (Yearning for your love!)- CHARLIE WILSON!
Report as inappropriate
ritofunky
RIP Trayvon Martin
Report as inappropriate
Laid back music for the mind!
Report as inappropriate
Lifes a b**ch & them you die! So I live everyday like it's my last &stay high
Report as inappropriate
Az and Nas can't get no better than this real hip hop
Report as inappropriate
mikejonesbx
AZ had one of the greatest verse of all time. Timeless
Report as inappropriate
You never know when you're gonna go, so live it up yo!
Report as inappropriate
apwilliams10 0 7
Good old days. Seems so long ago.
Report as inappropriate
Love that joint! Nothing but the best......
Report as inappropriate
AZ puts it down.
Report as inappropriate
Classic
Report as inappropriate
eternalselph
Timeless!!!!
Report as inappropriate
nnwosu2004
nas flo crazy
Report as inappropriate
ITS THE ILLEST FROM THE STREETS
Report as inappropriate
kaywik
classic
Report as inappropriate
i play this for hoes on the track
Report as inappropriate
One of the illest joints ever made. Yo! If you still sleepin on AZ, you must be dead. 4 real 4 real.
Report as inappropriate
Too nice

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[69, 79, 103, 85, 64, 88, 92, 124, 123, 93, 114, 121, 94, 127, 81, 81, 126, 121, 83, 105, 112, 68, 73, 110, 64, 98, 89, 93, 119, 119, 79, 83, 91, 100, 115, 75, 91, 80, 83, 81, 78, 88, 112, 105, 66, 98, 126, 70, 112, 64, 121, 121, 115, 82, 67, 82, 66, 109, 74, 83, 118, 83, 76, 89, 121, 79, 84, 84, 123, 124, 120, 101, 99, 74, 122, 112, 116, 124, 92, 125, 81, 114, 101, 112, 104, 104, 98, 75, 113, 84, 99, 91, 125, 115, 100, 72, 126, 107, 91, 108, 123, 97, 90, 111, 90, 82, 86, 88, 82, 79, 80, 73, 67, 100, 71, 97, 76, 126, 74, 106, 118, 70, 84, 118, 106, 123, 116, 78, 120, 78, 66, 101, 71, 120, 85, 78, 109, 106, 77, 126, 87, 80, 73, 92, 114, 80, 71, 88, 114, 67, 95, 116, 126, 100, 89, 97, 119, 89, 79, 126, 97, 119, 70, 70, 90, 123, 70, 122, 112, 100, 102, 71, 81, 125, 123, 75, 87, 110, 119, 66, 103, 118, 123, 87, 75, 76, 114, 95, 102, 91, 94, 101, 116, 114, 126, 96, 75, 124, 66, 90, 122, 115, 105, 104, 125, 94, 93, 108, 126, 70, 86, 85, 114, 87, 99, 74, 78, 81, 110, 111, 72, 74, 66, 82, 98, 75, 126, 121, 71, 84, 98, 99, 115, 118, 120, 109, 81, 89, 76, 97, 102, 105, 103, 96, 84, 74, 120, 77, 99, 64, 103, 74, 93, 88, 126, 74, 112, 114, 67, 100, 103, 98, 74, 93, 78, 89, 111, 92, 107, 108, 111, 104, 95, 107, 103, 95, 115, 83, 98, 96, 89, 70, 71, 77, 82, 86, 104, 104, 91, 111, 105, 116, 112, 109, 85, 110, 92, 114, 100, 79, 118, 126, 70, 108, 76, 125, 90, 105, 66, 70, 121, 78, 86, 102, 74, 115, 84, 125, 77, 119, 122, 76, 95, 90, 104, 73, 117, 83, 89, 114, 101, 110, 101, 80, 116, 85, 95, 73, 106, 110, 69, 76, 110, 109, 81, 85, 67, 117, 67, 126, 121, 109, 94, 74, 119, 97, 97, 98, 117, 84, 72, 83, 84, 100, 109, 76, 119, 81, 113, 109, 107, 78, 102, 91, 101, 64, 97, 94, 90, 118, 119, 103, 94, 99, 109, 77, 99, 78, 79, 78, 110, 109, 77, 98, 77, 104, 93, 113, 94, 107, 91, 121, 100, 123, 96, 71, 90, 67, 96, 120, 85, 94, 110, 73, 95, 112, 68, 85, 91, 99, 85, 68, 105, 116, 88, 122, 94, 79, 101, 84, 98, 73, 112, 80, 74, 121, 110, 72, 119, 87, 107, 84, 88, 120, 126, 125, 74, 65, 72, 106, 105, 76, 102, 83, 105, 107, 71, 98, 76, 104, 67, 83, 75, 71, 113, 74, 117, 98, 99, 82, 108, 98, 113, 107, 109, 72, 124, 98, 100, 77, 73, 89, 90, 97, 80, 72, 99, 86, 97, 93, 114, 99, 98, 72, 114, 117, 96, 111, 76, 78, 126, 98, 125, 71, 91, 126, 65, 95, 96, 125, 110, 81]