Yep Ah-a Yo [Jadakiss] Take a second, what if we could rewind the hood? Better yet, what if the L.O.X. would of signed with Suge? What if Puffy never signed us? What if Oprah made them comments Like Imus? What if you designed this Thought like I did? Said it like this: What if Peyton was fighting dogs instead of Mike Vick? What if Arnold would just let Tookie get life? What if B.I.G. missed the party, what if 'Pac missed the fight? What if you was caged in? What would you change then? What if there was no Rocafella law for +Made Men+? What if hate ran through me? And what if Portland Would've drafted Jordan Instead of Sam Bowie? What if you really have to be nice to get a deal? What if all of these rappers' ice was really real? What if I hit you with the razor from cheek to chin? What if Mike Jackson never would have bleached his skin? [Chorus: x2] What if you never knew things that you needed to know? What if you never been places you needed to go? What if you get there, and learned them as you go? "What if" is the question, can I ask then once more? [Jadakiss] What if the pain went away? What if you changed in a day? What if you can eliminate All the games People play? What if Shyne beat the case? What if Diddy did a dime flat? What if Nelson Mandela could give his time back? What if Malcolm was silent? What if Martin was violent? What if you could really "sneak an uzi on the island"? Yeah What if I made you kiss the niner? What if a brick was only just a misdemeanor? What if Manhattan was hit by Hurricane Katrina? What if a black man was the one controlling Fema? What if we ain't never let emotions come between us? What if the last time we rode, someone seen us? What if [Chorus: x2] [Nas] Yeah, yea, yo I flow calm But don't push What if Saddam Hung Bush? What if "One Mic" was called "One Hook"? What if the Bridge never showed me how to hold a weapon? What if I ran into that sick chick with no protection? What if I never wore that army jacket? Carhard to match it Unlaced tims, the hood on my first album cover under plastic? What if I was just another corny rapper? What if I went first instead of Notorious, who would tell my story after? What if we loved less and lust more? If Obama was on Mount Rushmore? Would Ali give Tyson a busted jaw? What if I never glared out the project window? Whenever the the scared for me and the life of my kinfolk? What if that gun pin broke? I would have never learned back in the body of an Enzo All red What if all real niggas was all dead What if Hilary and them Were reptilian? And 2012 was the end of men And all world civilians? [Chorus: x2]
Written by: NASIR JONES, JOHNATHON JOYNER, JAHMON PAULING, JASON PHILLIPS, DAVID STYLES
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