Nas - Hardest Thing Is To Stay Alive Lyrics




So many niggas get fucked up in the game.
See thats where they get caught out there.
Cause its not no fuckin game.

When you hear shells comin at cha.
Hot Ones from a shotgun I betta nigga runs faster.
Loose a shoe to get away from a blaster.
Think about that casket you don't wanna be in that shit.
Quick to take his signin you takin everybodies package.
Money over Bitches was a loyal practice.
So you act is if money was no object.
Spinin 5 zues trips for your whole projects.
Epcot center linins for ya bitches roli's for dogs.
Now we in tha mall slayin by his bitches.
Everyday I reminisin how he was livin havin fun.
Cause any day could have led to prison.
Now for a short bid cause if the feds ever caught kid.
It be like 25 years conspiracy.
Another 25 for refeer snatchin up him and his people.
He had his jeep bullet proof with silencers on the desert eagle.
Flipin bricks in Gary Indiana.
He had it locked down from the streets to the slammer.
Only trusted Two things his trigger and his hammer.
Used to be a bumb till had a six month run.
Had a loss suit three G's the case was won.
Met with mexican hoya cop boya.
Bought barber shop named it after c shaday.
There where they found his body.
In a barber chair face down, bullets in his chest.
Sliced apart from the waist down.
Planned to sell his shop stick hoya for everything he got.
Take jewels and his 5.
Then his shoes where cemented.
Drop his body in the tide but hoya was wise.
Even when he ain't around he got ears and eyes.
Gotta stay a step ahead of this game to stay alive.

[Chorus x2]

Always wanted things always wanted cash.
To Live fast get the girls with tha biggest ass.
Fuck her 9 to 5 gotta drive a 5.
Now that I got it the Hardest Thing To Do Is Stay Alive.

Coke head Saundra she grew in Gruwana.
Her man was large and Saundra was his baby mama.
Stayed in drama Fightin with hood rats that he was fucking.
No job all day she did nothing.
They son was 7 years old, she really was a wifee.
First should she would transport blow overnight for a G.
He paid up front they layed up once.
She got pregnant she would dead it.
She had a boy, named her son infinite after his father who did dirt.
She didn't noses after would follow.
Capsules and bottles and crack in the back of his baga.
He let her drive while he drove the burgandy 5.
He often talked about how he wants to murder these guys.
From off of burger street, had nat workin the street.
Lifestyle richest nigga from how he use to be.
Never thought he'd rock diamonds never took weakness for kindness.
Thats how he gradually grew.
Did a Favor for a favor now the nigga in with the crew.
And Now he live major house in dix hills next to Brook Shields.
With the cook and the maid shit was real.
Saved his first bill, maid, and his bodega.
Good Luck playa sign on the paper taped to the window.
Escaped from a would be kidnapp.
And slept and thought niggas fearless rep until he got wet.
Would had the world in his hands his girl did a scam.
The owners rich is bonin niggas to get rid of her man.
Welcome To The Game Baby.

[Chorus x2]

The Hardest Thing To Do Is Stay Alive...
The Hardest Thing To Do Is Stay Alive...
The Hardest Thing To Do Is Stay Alive...





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  1. sound SHAPE

    The bootleg tracklist for Nas' I Am.

    01. Fetus (Belly Button Window) (later on The Lost Tapes)
    02. Small World (later on I Am...)
    03. Money Is My Bitch (later on I Am...)
    04. Project Window (later on Nastradamus)
    05. Poppa Was A Player (later on The Lost Tapes)
    06. Dr. Knockboots (Do's And Don't) (later on I Am...)
    07. Day Dreamin' Stay Schemin
    08. Sometimes I Wonder
    09. The Hardest Thing To Do Is Stay Alive
    10. Drunk By Myself (later on The Lost Tapes)
    11. Wanna Play (later on Dame Grease's "Live On Lenox" The Album)
    12. Blaze A 50 (later on The Lost Tapes)
    13. We Will Survive (later on I Am...)

    Tidal had just about every song except:
    Day Dreamin, Stay Scheming
    Hardest Thing to Do Is Stay Alive.

    So I added 2 songs from that era:
    U Gotta Love It
    Find Ya Wealth.

    I removed:
    Money is my Bitch
    Dr Knockboots

    Added:
    New York State of Mind 2
    Nas is Like

    Kept it 13 songs and basically same track sequencing:

    Fetus
    NYSOM2
    Small World
    Project Window
    Poppa Was a Playa
    Nas is Like
    U Gotta Love It
    Sometimes I Wonder
    Drunk By Myself
    Find Ya Wealth
    Wanna Play
    Blaze a 50
    We Will Survive

  2. Korey Wilson

    Haven't heard this shit in years
    🔥🔥🔥💯👑

  3. Lajaune Scott

    The original art of storytelling

  4. Kobayashi360

    Word pictures

  5. Anthony Thomas

    I was bumping this in my early20s.now 37.

  6. sikanda dancy

    the illest eva...my nigga for life...

  7. Lauren Williams

    This song was originally on the Leaked bootleg "I AM" album. Which hit the streets about 6 months before the release of "I AM", Along with several songs that later appeared on the "Lost Tapes" IMO the bootleg "I AM" is even better.

    LLGN Ent. #GG

    Toy King it was supposed to be a Double Cd in late 98 but they leaked the album. I had that bootleg Cd.. CLASSIC

    Jonathan Marable

    Tony King I KNOW. THE ORIGINAL I AM WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED HIS 3 STRAIGHT CLASSIC. THE ORIGINAL HAD THIS SONG, BLAZE A 50, FETUS, PROJECT WINDOW, WANNA PLAY AND ONE OTHER SONG I CANT REMEMBER THE NAME OFF. ONCE IT GOT BOOTLEGGED HE TOOK ALL OF THEM OFF AND MADE IT THE LOST TAPES YEARS LATER. I WAS SO PISSED.

    Man Blank

    Llgn Entertainment hey do you have the original track listing from the bootleg

    Young Maryland

    the bootleg was titled I AM... Nastradamas

    QUHectic212

    Had some gems that made it to Nastradamus

  8. jmi84

    I used to blast the bootleg I am album when it came out. I wish he would have left it as a double LP as it was intended to be.

  9. Last Maso mera

    this is the reason why Nas dissed Jay-Z for taking his style

  10. HangOutLate

    ClassiC¡¡¡¡¡¡

  11. MANITO HISPANOLA

    i love nases mix tape joints

  12. john doe

    '' when you hear shells comin at ya hot ones from a shot gun bet a nigga run fasta''

    idk bout yall but thats the coldest shit i heard Nas greatest nto ever touch the mic peace yall

  13. pooe ladsyd

    man this has got to be the sickest and catchiest hook ever

  14. pooe ladsyd

    cuz its not no fuckin game

  15. DeMorris Jones

    this one of nas best songs my favorite

  16. HolidayHomage

    I'm a Concord native

  17. Miraculous Entertainment

    "Even when he ain't around he got ears and eyes"

  18. Miraculous Entertainment

    Right. Where you at in GI?

  19. HolidayHomage

    LoL...surprised he's even hearda us!!!

  20. Miraculous Entertainment

    What Nas know about GI??

  21. HolidayHomage

    "Flipping bricks in Gary, Indidana"

    yessir

    5MicHipHopClubDotCom

  22. kandastrike

    ill shit! nice

  23. kadettangen

    thats some ill shit!