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
Songwriter(s) Nasir Jones
William Paul Mitchell
Producer(s) Large Professor
Illmatic track listing
"One Love"
"One Time 4 Your Mind"

"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 & a deep bassline. Nas raps two verses on the song and contributes to the call and response chorus with Grand Wizard (of Bravehearts).[1] 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".[2] Termanology references a lyric from this song on "Stop, Look, Listen" by Statik Selektah. Steve Juon of describes it as a "somber and slow-rolling banger."[3] 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."[4]


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

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