Time Is Illmatic: The 20 Best Lyrics From Nas’ Seminal 1994 Debut Album Illmatic

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7. “I switched my motto; instead of saying “fu*k tomorrow”/ That buck that bought a bottle could’ve struck the lotto/ Once I stood on the block, loose cracks produce stacks/ I cooked up and cut small pieces to get my loot back/ Time is Illmatic, keep static like wool fabric/ Pack a 4-matic to crack your whole cabbage”“Life’s a Bit*h”