One Time 4 Your Mind

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"One Time 4 Your Mind"
Song by Nas from the album Illmatic
Released April 19, 1994
Recorded 1992
Genre East Coast hip hop, Golden age hip hop
Length 3:18
Label Columbia Records
Writer Nasir Jones
William Paul Mitchell
Producer Large Professor
Illmatic track listing
"One Love"
(7)
"One Time 4 Your Mind"
(8)
"Represent"
(9)

"One Time 4 Your Mind" is the eighth song on Nas' debut album Illmatic. It is produced by Large Professor who provides the song with a mellow beat and a deep bassline. The song's melody samples "Walter L" by Gary Burton.[1] Nas raps two verses on the song and contributes to the call and response chorus with Grand Wizard (of Bravehearts).[2] The song's lyrics deal with what Nas does in his leisure. Nas sampled a lyric from "One Time 4 Your Mind" on his song "Fetus".[3] Termanology references a lyric from this song on "Stop, Look, Listen" by Statik Selektah. Steve Juon of RapReviews.com describes it as a "somber and slow-rolling banger."[4] Marc Hill of PopMatters boasts the song's lyrics saying: "the laid back 'One Time 4 Your Mind' demonstrated a level of technical precision and rhetorical dexterity that [is] now requisite for inclusion among hip-hop's elite."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ultragraphik.com: "Nas One Time 4 Your Mind" Search
  2. ^ "The Making of Illmatic". Claaa7 (blogspot). XXL. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Scratchfaq.com: "One Time 4 Your Mind" Search
  4. ^ Juon, Steve. "Nas' Illmatic at RapReviews.com". Retrieved January 26, 2008. 
  5. ^ Hill, Marc. "Illmatic (Anniversary Edition) Review". PopMatters. Retrieved January 26, 2008. 

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