AZ - Life's A Bitch Lyrics

[AZ:] Aiyyo, wassup wassup let's keep it real son
Count this money, yaknowhatI'msayin?
[Nas:] Yea yea
[AZ:] Aiyyo, put the Grant's over there in the safe yaknowhatI'msayin?
[Nas:] Yea yea
Cause we spendin these Jackson's
The Washington's go to wifey, you know how that go
I'm sayin, that's what this is all about right?
Clothes, bankrolls, and hoes yaknowhatI'msayin?
Yo then what man, what? [echoes]

[Verse 1: AZ the Visualiza]
Visualizin the realism of life and actuality
Fuck 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 bade it
Cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as five percenters
But somethin must of got in us cause all of us turned to sinners
Now some, restin in peace and some are sittin in San Quentin
Others such as myself are tryin to carry on tradition
Keepin the schwepervesence 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 leavin thievin we'll be leavin with some kind of dough
So, and to that day we expire and turn to vapors
Me and my capers-ll be somewhere stackin plenty papers
Keepin it real, packin steel, gettin high
Cause life's a bitch and then you die

[Chorus: AZ the Visualiza]
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we get high
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we puff lye
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we get high
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we puff lye
[Echoes at the end]

[Verse 2: Nas]
I woke up early on my born day, I'm twenty, it's a blessing
The essence of adolescence leaves my body now I'm fresh in
My physical frame is celebrated cause I made it
One quarter through life some God-ly like thing created
Got rhymes 365 days annual plus some
Load up the mic and bust one, cuss while I puffs 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
Robbin foreigners take they wallets they jewels and rip they green cards
Dipped to the projects flashin my quick cash
And got my first piece of ass smokin blunts with hash
Now it's all about cash in abundance, niggaz I used to run with
Is rich or doin years in the hundreds
I switched my motto - instead of sayin fuck 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 four-matic that crack your whole cabbage

[Chorus: AZ the Visualiza]
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we get high
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we puff lye
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we get high
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die; that's why we puff lye
Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die
[Echoes at the end]

[Olu Dara plays trumpet until fade]

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AZ Life's A Bitch Comments
  1. Miya queen Thomas

    AZ got off on this no question but Nas verse just too sick, one of greatest songs ever recorded 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  2. Marcelo Godoi

    AZ feat Nas

    Steven Lankford

    Nah...listen to Nas verse again lol

  3. Temperature Rising

    2020 and still blaz’n

  4. cleshaun jordan 2x

    Who listen 2020👂🏼🎶

  5. Amazing Amy

    Bitch taking all my shit and wont let me give her ass aids... lol

  6. Ali Piyazcı

    umut sokağı

  7. Nothing for Granted

    That's why we get high..

  8. CassieSheBlasian

    It’s 2K20 and AZ’s verse is just as iconic as it was in 1994. Greatest verse of all time imo.

  9. Charles Perry

    That dolla on a bottle coulda hit the lotto

  10. X_2KGODS_X

    He said Lifes a Bitch thats why we get high cause we don't know why we die at 1:04-1:07


    I don't even get high and im not even worried bout dying

  11. FranCABJ 94

    Otro nivel

  12. James D

    Salute to all the 10 mill viewers

  13. Nikki All-Smiles

    Listening in 1/11/2020

  14. Sean Moonshine

    words can't express how expressive AZ's verse is, awesome

  15. Aztec General

    Life's a bitch and then ya daaaaaaaaa.....

  16. Jackie Heezy

    every rapper and they mother use they baby pic as they album cover but nas was the originator

  17. Badr El Asri

    Nabeel Elahi

    its decent

  18. Daniel Boyce

    Check out D-Yung,he got that AZ/NAS vibe 💯🔥🔥

  19. Alex Nelson


  20. Hana


  21. Hana


  22. nomatyeli siphesihle

    Dam this song takes me back

  23. Demetri Rivers

    Nas growing up

  24. Antoine Olivier

    Incredible Az

  25. Darren Kellman

    AZ was awesome with nas

  26. kaan

    we need this song on gta v on los santos radio. PLEASE ROCKSTAR.

  27. NWFBOY

    Az smaches nas

  28. shepherd kalinchenga

    to this day im still shocked that Hov didnt mention this song when Nas brought up renegade.....mind blowing

  29. Jahi Jackson

    "Now it's all about cash in abundance. Niggas I used to run with is rich, or doing years in the hundreds..."

  30. Louis James

    Man- forget who out shine w- who (This joint is a classic period!;) Peace- Lj

  31. CurvyAries

    Bomb ass base on this track is so addictive. Sounds so good on full volume in the car, goes right through me. Love it.


    Damn the trumpet adds emphasis to the message, I love it

  33. 420 jrzl 906

    For all of you who like to debate over whose verse was more 🔥 listen to Murder by Underground Kingz and decide who killed it more between Pimp C. And Bun B.

  34. 420 jrzl 906

    AZ and Nas are on par 100% can't say one outdid the other.

  35. Albert Anastazi

    Is there anybody still in 2020?

  36. Kepler Music

  37. MotherRecords13

    The first song that came to my mind to listen to in 2020...”that buck that bought a bottle coulda struck the lotto.”🙏🏿💗

    Ole School


  38. Jordan Sanders

    Nas one of the greatest top 3 in fact but AZ kills it

  39. matee

    Logic: *has Young Sinatra flashbacks*

  40. kelov

    I made a remix of this classic, would be good if somebody check it out :)

  41. About Noise

    20 yo think about that for a sec..what 20yo making music now can even compare?

  42. Jim Bo

    AZ: Delivers the greatest verse in Hip-Hop and then disappears. Genius.


    There are verses better, but it’s dope. Not better than Rakim 18th Letter, Deck’s verse on Triumph, Nas last verse on Take It In Blood or 2Pac rhyming 26 syllables in 41 second verse on Got My Mind Made Up and more

  43. NewYorkForever

    Who’s gonna bump this in 2020? 😁

  44. Jason Raser

    He's right.

  45. First Last

    I'm sick of people comparing AZ and Nas' verse. So many hip hop songs are fragments of art - each MC has a themically different verse and, as a whole, the song is disjointed and not art (you could take out a verse and the song wouldn't be any worse). This is not one of those songs. This is a song with two themically linked verses that contribute together to the selfsame overall whole. Each verse treats the theme differently. If you genuinely believe hip hop is art, then stop saying who got bodied or who outshined the other or who stole the show. Enjoy the moment, stupid. Because what you hear is what you put there. Your preference references your personal taste, not objective reality - otherwise, why do different people like different things? Relax. No one wants hear what Mr Nobody with a loud mouth thinks. My turn to relax!

  46. Cash Coins


  47. karppine eero


  48. Nicholas I Fuentes

    Shouts to the peeps that neva made it but they still had that fire dope

  49. Peakin' Diamond

    Nah, Nas killed it just as much as AZ. Let's be honest, 2 different conversations between the two to even try to compare the them!

  50. John Devonshire

    Listening to this in 2020 with prefect vision. Cuz u neva know when u gonna go

  51. Chris Schneider

    az killed it.

  52. OOF Katelynn

    AZ is so underrated but if we are all being honest he can destroy Drake in 0.2 seconds, he is tied with Eminem.

  53. Garreth Koslowski

    oMg Wh0 iS hErE iN 2O20!?

  54. song serenade

    That illmatic album like Nas,is legendary.😎💐🍹⛅🌏👍📷👑🌎🎧🎶🎼🎤🎷🎺💖

  55. Mizhean Frazier

    The 2.1k that disliked ate too much paste as kids...

  56. Angela Who


  57. Kenny X Sites

    AZ murdered the beat before it even got warmed up. He's the most underrated rapper ever. Nothing but respect to these 2, best of their craft.

  58. Robert Schleeter

    I woke up early on my born day, I’m 20 its a blessing...😭😭😭😭💯💯💯❤️❤️❤️

  59. Derek Felix

    I’m here for AZ with the ridiculous first verse that sets the tone.

  60. Demetri Rivers

    Nas best word play bars hood legend nigga

  61. Cw Wc

    Happy born day to me.

  62. Moe Khan

    I woke up early on my born day just to listen to this

  63. Wrestling Price Guides

    AZ is one of the best ever. For me their the best rap duo after Mobb Deep but you got groups like Outkast which you could argue but they were not my style as much but crazy dope as well.

  64. Callum Fishwick

    All these things saying I’m going to tell my kids this was... , fuck all that shit I’m going to teach my kids this is real music

  65. J P

    People sleeping on nas verse on this. Tbh they both fire but nas flow on here kinda make me like his more.

  66. Roberto Rodriguez

    Really missin this girl rn 😫😫


    Don’t waste your time on some woman and be all depressed it’s not worth it trust me.

  67. Josesp92

    AZ ft Nas = one of the greatest hip hop songs of time

  68. Luka Hays

    2.1K people are dead bitches.

  69. Antoine Smith

    Nas the best

  70. Tempest

    Nobody talking about
    "Even though we know somehow we all gotta go, as long as we're leaving thieving we'll be leaving with some kind of dough"
    hardest line imo

  71. Đức Vỵt

    i'm here because jinsang <(")

  72. Mongo Slade

    I want my peeps to play this song at my funeral


    Listening to this jam got me thinking about life man . got me a lil bummed about what hip hop used to be about and how this new generations growing up with mostly garbage rap , completely missed out on an era that will never be duplicated

  74. Yann Andrieux

    superbe mon Frere , Merci pour tout.....

  75. Enes Kacar

    Some good music's

  76. kiingcodyne

    Fuck bro life is crazy as fuck😭 life's a bitch

  77. Felipe Silva

    Fuck Lil pump

  78. yazeed eid

    Old IS Gold

  79. G Love

    Still knocking

  80. Rsm Ct83

    Still my verse of all time

  81. StubbornMook

    Steada sayin fuck tomorrow dat buck dat bought a bottle coudla struck da lotto...

  82. Dante Hummons

    That song can travel threw time from generations 2 generations & still hit your soul like a mac truck sending down memory lane,ill shit,1.

  83. J Rodriguez

    Fuck man life is a bitch😂

  84. ms connolly

    Can't get enough of this!

  85. Solemn Beats


  86. Samantha Soto

    Manye this is my shit

  87. anton pillay

    Fun fact * this track feats Nas's ol man, aka olu Dara. I can just picture Nas and AZ in the studio with pops looking on and they both trying to spit their best lyrics

  88. Mc001Rem002

    One my fav nas songs, his dad on the horn is nuts on this

  89. Scott Cole

    Yo nasty its me bbblunts i love 💘 you

    Scott Cole

    Im using my friends phone

  90. Lamarr Samaroo

    Feeling so nostalgic over AZ verse

  91. Prince Newkirk

    Always sounds new even coming up in 2020🔥

  92. JK number5

    Whoever's about to turn 20. Play this on your BORN DAY(P.E.A.C.E.)✌🏽

  93. Ryan Murphy

    AZ on this, and Damian Marley on "Promised Land". I'm starting to think Nas just sucks.

    Syed Isamuddin

    Ryan Murphy lol nah Nas us overall better than AZ.

    Nas has lyricism and flow. Also his lyricism so pure that you can dedicate your entire lifetime deciphering.

    Steven Lankford

    What a stupid comment lol

    Ryan Murphy

    @Steven Lankford nope. It's smart. Nas sucks. 💯

    Steven Lankford

    @Ryan Murphy Thanks for taking time to let us know your OPINION of an artist you don't like. You should try country Ryan the nerd lol

    Ryan Murphy

    @Steven Lankford "Ryan the nerd". God. I can only fantasize about achieving your tier of coolness. Also, it's my opinion that it's a fact that Nas is shittier than kitty litter. Go listen to "Promised Land", and tell me Damian Marley isn't there protagonist there. 💯😎