Bring It Back: Styles P - The Life f. Pharoahe Monch (Video)

Bring it back because, well, let's be honest: [1] The struggle is real. [2] The song will never get old [3] Ayatollah (what up!) murked this beat [4] Did I mention the song is timeless?

I light a blunt cuz never will the struggle end

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  • Man, I had forgot about this song!! Most def a classic joint!!!

  • mazoomy

    One of my favorite all time tracks. Perfection.

  • pL

    SP! one of my fav mc's #top10

  • DQ

    Isn't this called "My Life"

  • runt

    clean versions are for lames

  • nocluos

    Few people know that this technically isn't an original song. There was an independent Hip-Hop label back in the late '90's - early 00's called Major League Entertainment, the pretty much only had 2 artists signed, Cash Brown and Tribeca. The beat for "The Life," was originally used on a Cash Brown song called "Last Man Standing," then it was used for a different song called "The Life" by Tribeca, which was actually theme song to reality show on ESPN with the same name, this was in late 01-early 02. But the song by Tribeca had the exact same hook from Pharoahe Monch as Style P's version, I mean they just took Tribeca off of it and put Styles on it, and released as the first single for Rawkus' "Sound Bombing III." I even remember Styles was "The Bassment" with Big Tigger when this song came out, and right before his first solo album was released, and Tigger asked him about there being a different version of the same song that was released right before his, only he didn't mention Tribeca by name, and Styles said he didn't know anything about it. I do like Styles' version of the song, but I like the other two songs with this beat even more.

  • jundamane24

    Ah back in the days when i used to actually read The Source magazine. good times.

  • Washcloth

    Ah man what ever happened to Ayatollah?

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  • gregory kruxx.

    Classic and Man Time Flies!!!
    And I jus wana mention that of course we all have opinions but whoever the 2 idiots were that put nope instead of dope should be murked

  • Classic!

  • David

    @allstate agents check the blogroll on the right handside

    Good throwback track, not heard this in a while. Should do one of these every day

  • Russ

    @nocluos...I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers those songs and that show. I have the cash brown song, but I think I lost the copy of the Tribeca version. All great tracks.


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