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Epidemic “One Life” (Produced By Esco) Music Video

December 11, 2019


Epidemic “One Life”
Somethin’ For Tha Listeners Produced by Esco
Cuts by Dixie Chorus (Tek-nition)
Yo it’s one life to live, so if you focusing on funds ice and cribs
It’s a gamble so it’s one price to bid nigga (yo so why lie)
And those who run trife get bids, through these rough nights the sunlight gets hid nigga
(so why try) Im Tryna get up off these streets, cause if
I make it son we all can eat (see that’s why I try)
Cause dwelling in this hell gets tough, tryna excel before I self destruct Verse 1 (Tek-nition)
Its like I’m pulling off a gem, the recognition I put in off the gym
Define me as your dynasty when you’re pulling off your brim, salute
I never lay-up cause I’m good from off the rim
Once I get on your nerves, I’ma have you pulling off your skin
My roots is royalty, which can signify my loyalty and being dishonorable can boil me
You feel the need to address me then look up and speak
I ain’t the type for diss records over hooks and a beat
And I would never let my stress loose to cook up the streets
Plus I got nieces and my nephews that look up to me
To all my niggas in a trap tryna push to a key
Incarcerated, now them crackers tryna push you to plea, now that’s a trap for ya
It may not look as it seems I got ya back brotha
Turn your nightmare to a dream then I’ll be back for ya
My shorty look as a queen, how can I pass on her
All that back she put in them jeans with all that ass on her
Frenchy, my goal is to resuscitate the game No standard rookie can ever play the same,
my art’s infinite Your mark or blemish couldn’t fluctuate the
stain If you borrowed my thoughts for a minute I’d
suffocate your brain But then again that’s a love and hatred thing
Too over analytical won’t sell my soul over grands that’s pitiful
It’s business and I overstand residual I know your plan so I don’t need no one to
hold my hand like I’m in middle school So I won’t swear under your oath or your allegation
So I won’t stand to that smoke when you stand to satan
That’s my perplexion as an educated learner nigga
Now watch me kill the game premeditated murder nigga Chorus (Tek-nition)
So if you focusing on funds ice and cribs It’s a gamble so it’s one price to bid nigga (yo so why lie)
And those who run trife get bids, through these rough nights the sunlight gets hid nigga
(so why try) Im Tryna get up off these streets, cause if
I make it son we all can eat (see that’s why I try)
Cause dwelling in this hell gets tough, tryna excel before I self destruct Verse 2 (Hex One)
I spit what foes be tryna outdo But these little pricks below me got a mouthful
They’ll tell you switch the flow then try to doubt you, to get this doe
I think of all the pits and falls that I done bounced through
So what the fuck could make you think you know what I’ll amount to punks
I seek my own fate, and taking L’s is what propels my feet to home plate
I never fell, through severed trails I keep my road straight
And just in case if heaven fails my thesis holds weight in hell
Until my cold state prevails, but before I’m laying deep in a hole
Son I’ll be racing through this treasonous globe looking for reasons like
I wonder what a jealous nigga sees in his soul
If he wasn’t hating now, he’d probably be achieving his goals
A focused mind, see I’m careful who I hang out with
Cause most the time them niggas ain’t ’bout shit, I’m close with mine
If we’re broke its fine, but if there’s rope then you’re supposed to climb
What I wrote’s divine, I’m like coke but with doper lines
So if blood is thicker than water, then liquor is hope
Cause sometimes mud is thicker than both, you throwing dirt on me
You turn ya back on ya team, and that shit hurts homie
So what does loyalty mean and what’s it worth for me?
Everything nigga, word up, now tell me that wasn’t some real shit Bridge
“I make these, I sell ’em for twenty dollars a piece. I thank god, you know
That I do have a place that I can do my artwork, you know. Um, I guess that’s all.” (for real) Verse 3 (Tek-nition)
Life decisions can be so contradicting I remember wanting my watch to glisten
Cop a whip and stunt while my biological clock is ticking
But time is different I struggle to keep a pot to piss in
Kissing my boss’ ass to keep my tabs on this heartless system
Niggas from school is on the same ol’ shit Still sticking their dirty dick up in the
same ol’ bitch It’s a shame but who’s to blame I’m on my
same ol’ tip Dreams of touring but I remain home sick while
mind traveling like Running in place but never caught up with
life Too light to be black and always been too
dark to be white But I’m different so fuck a pigment what you
thought to be right Is a figment we all fought for these stripes
Blaming the whites for your ignorant asses When section 8 is your primitive action, living
for fashion Many kicks but have minimal assets (nigga)
There’s more to life than living in a scheme When most you nigga’s rims is bigger than
your dreams I’m swimming on to bigger better things cause
these Sierra Leone’s Ain’t coming with me when they bury these
bones, God knows I don’t give a fuck about being the heir to
the throne Long as he spares me in his likeness when
he carries me home Chorus (Tek-nition)
Yo it’s one life to live, so if you focusing on funds ice and cribs
It’s a gamble so it’s one price to bid nigga (yo so why lie)
And those who run trife get bids, through these rough nights the sunlight gets hid nigga
(so why try) Im Tryna get up off these streets, cause if
I make it son we all can eat (see that’s why I try)
Cause dwelling in this hell gets tough, tryna excel before I self destruct (I’m tryna fly
high)

100 Comments

  • Reply M O D E S T M E D I A July 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Clean straight street hip hop sound much props an love

  • Reply fummshizle July 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    back ..with a vengeance !

  • Reply Issa Ouachtouki July 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    real rap

  • Reply Upperrcut July 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    i love both sounds. hex one top 10 mc of all time teknition top 20 no doubt you guys are geniuses

  • Reply Andrew Richard July 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    don't necessarily have to go raw all the time. This is the type of tune I like when I got the down-time to be in my thoughts. It's good stuff

  • Reply Andrew Richard July 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Glad you got your page back up and running. look forward to more!

  • Reply 999qqoopo July 30, 2013 at 5:43 am

    is this from a album?

  • Reply Mic Theory Records July 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    yea homie "Somethin For Tha Listeners"

  • Reply khaleel womack July 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    you this album is hot! a classic real hip hop shit yo do a video for cool out and the mic masters love those two tracks

  • Reply LivingBreed91 August 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    If you put Hex One and Teknition on a list, you better rank them at the same number. Their skill is equally matched. Thats what I appreciate about Epidemic the most.

  • Reply crosscountry August 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    …couple scenes were shot at brighton beach, right?

  • Reply KeysdaGod August 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Dopeness!

  • Reply Dj Manueli Menza Frequenza August 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Real Hip Hop masterpiece!
    I love it! 😀

  • Reply eagles562 August 9, 2013 at 1:04 am

    fasho good lookin out brotha

  • Reply grapecpt August 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    where they from?

  • Reply Louie C August 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Would have been perfect, if wasn't for over use of N word in my opinion. Still, dope as hell. Album a banger boys

  • Reply ocas5000 August 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Now this is what the Hip Hop scene needs right here!!!
    RESPECT!

  • Reply DazedDayz August 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Tek-nition with the verse of the year (last), realest shit i heard in a minute. Respect. When you guys touring europe? Pz.

  • Reply born90cyph August 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    smoothness=I LIKE

  • Reply meanygreene August 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    i am really starting to hate when rappers use it, dudes prolly not even black

  • Reply Halfcut_Official August 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Love this Joint..And everything else on this channel for that Matter.. Much Much Respect, Some Righteous Styles.. Bless Up!

  • Reply Frenchy89 August 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    If you listening to the music @meanyGreene you tells you his nationality and he clearly says he's black

  • Reply Frenchy89 August 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    He tells you*

  • Reply LACEY 218 August 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    havnt listened to this in like 3 weeks lol this is that shower in the sun blunt smokin music for the people to embrace for real! hang tight the epidemic bringing smoothness to the world

  • Reply Upperrcut August 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    i really like the mix and their duo, but if i had to pick one id go with hex one. sorry bro

  • Reply Godfather Creed August 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    REAL HIP HOP

  • Reply shane dickey September 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

    how the fuck does this have only 29 thousand views music games to fucked up killiuminati

  • Reply Axian September 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Epidemic is realness at its highest, never heard any group with the kind of quality on every single album like these guys.

    Big up!

  • Reply Marcos Gonzales September 4, 2013 at 6:43 am

    so glad I discovered these cats. Inspiring.

  • Reply gamerpete619 September 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    respect for this…great track

  • Reply Lukecage83 September 8, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Sorry Hex & Tek, But I'm gon' need ya'll to drop a new album every 2-3 days for the next 16 years.

  • Reply Original S Rock September 17, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Thank's for the Hip-Hop.
    Back in the dayz.
    This Track is Awesome.
    Culture For Life!

  • Reply Unseen Colours October 10, 2013 at 4:14 am

    good stuff

  • Reply LingoShotz October 15, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Mothafuckin EPICdeMIc 4 Lidfe! XRP3_BULIC

  • Reply Alec Vaughan November 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Poetical geniuses

  • Reply Alec Vaughan November 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I'm buying all your albums homi for support. Tellin peeps I kno too. Keep it up never stop

  • Reply Omar Andres Pulido Castañeda November 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Respect From Colombia 

  • Reply Bakari McAllister 41 November 23, 2013 at 3:51 am

    I'm soo happy a good friend of mine gave me the heads up about this group.  It's like a craving finally being satisfied when I listen to these guys.

  • Reply LiftedKreation December 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Real Underground sound Dope One Love check my channel out one time!!!

  • Reply Sirius EL Bey December 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    one love!!! too my brother's bringing back the true flow of hip hop lets collab

  • Reply Christophe Jbeili January 6, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Support from Montreal! Keep this hip-hop knowledge and philosophy alive!

  • Reply Sinosure January 16, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Classic boom bap! Love this vibe! You can't beat this type of music! All lyrics are on point! Bullshyt ass music on the radio today….. smdh….

  • Reply WeinerDink February 24, 2014 at 4:58 am

    STOP SLEEPING ON THESE GUYS

  • Reply kluemenadi March 3, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Sooo doope…

  • Reply mrjoni54 March 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Crazy..this was the best album of 2013

  • Reply druha10304 March 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    esco got beats 

  • Reply s1ms07 March 30, 2014 at 12:27 am

    This is nice

  • Reply Neur0s1s April 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    this mad nice. so glad you guys are comin up. SO GLAD. been listenin for a while now. ears to the Epi

  • Reply xaulxan13 April 5, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Hella sick

  • Reply Roxanne Ipina April 9, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Good stuff

  • Reply KNWLDGE April 24, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    THEY ARE ONE OF THE BEST THINGS TO HAPPEN IN HIP-HOP IN YEARS.

  • Reply KNWLDGE April 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    TEK-NITION WENT TF OFF ON THAT LAST VERSE MAN. I LOVE THAT SHIT, I RELATE 110% It's hard to believe I've almost succumbed to the type of people he was talking about. 

  • Reply Simone Celletti April 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Pure Vibe.

  • Reply James Cury May 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Been an epidemic fan for a while, Im glad the view count is up. Dope music

  • Reply TheRealEffluence June 1, 2014 at 1:39 am

    A couple of the sickest rappers ever.

  • Reply mr offkey marc June 4, 2014 at 7:24 am

    said this b4 love the track   all there albums are tight.
    Mroffkey london uk.

  • Reply kingkevboi67 July 16, 2014 at 1:56 am

    fucking class, you give hiphop hope the lyrics are fucking class and its beautiful to hear lyrics that actually have a meaning and are something you can listen too I also want to say that producer is fucking class hes on some oldschool shit plus the scratching is tight too fits well keep up the great work.

  • Reply kingkevboi67 July 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    someone please tell me the name of the song that starts @ 5:16

  • Reply 123stpierre September 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Respect to Epidemic, getting to know ya from the RA contest. #realhiphop #dopemusic

  • Reply dakota tarver October 31, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Hope I don't get too much hate mail for this comment. But the lyrics throw me back to biggie and PAC. Been a long time since the rap game has seen real lyrics like this. Keep doing what you're doing homie. Much respect.

  • Reply JOS November 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    That third verse was insane, just straight up flawless!

  • Reply brian dunn November 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Finally found some new real hip hop

  • Reply Nderitu Nduhiu January 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    DOPE!!

  • Reply Vice Tha Savage April 8, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Nice track but ol' boy that went 2nd cold merked it tho. Other dude was coo but he also said his biological clock was ticking. I mean get it from a writers point as to y he felt comfortable but u gotta keep in mind how many shots u open with that kinda feminine word play.

  • Reply Marak Lia April 11, 2015 at 11:27 am

    One thing in my life that I have no complaints about is hip hop music…
    Everyday I come across certified spitters…the benefit of keeping it strictly underground.

  • Reply Anabel April 12, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Keep the sick flows to all underground mcs

  • Reply exxodas July 1, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I hope these guys never sell out

  • Reply SlamDunkRecordsTV July 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Fire!

  • Reply SErVt91 October 21, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    yo this is what hiphop needs

  • Reply pí kari November 8, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Yo! guyz this is true beautyful hip hop,RESPECT from hungary,we glad dat real shit still alive,keep goin'!!!

  • Reply kingsizebummyb December 13, 2015 at 3:54 am

    NEVER STOP MAKING MUSIC TH.ANKH YOU

  • Reply lepkelogic December 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    It's impossible to come across one of these joints and not love both lyrics and instrumentals. Wow, I've slept on these dudes!!

  • Reply exy1uy January 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Whats that last instrumental??

  • Reply eddy hachi April 20, 2016 at 12:23 am

    " when he care me home " word. 1 ^

  • Reply Frank Lee June 18, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Real talk, I think this is your best album because the production is the best on this album. Whoever ESCO is, man….dude's nice.

  • Reply jazzymania93 June 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Big track ?

  • Reply jazzymania93 June 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Real hip hop yeah

  • Reply John Ngottny July 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    no bling,no bullshit robotic sounding choruses just plain old rhymes and a piece of art in the music

  • Reply Ashley Ashcon August 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Takes me back!

  • Reply Mark preach December 27, 2016 at 9:29 am

    true hip hop

  • Reply RollStar85 February 13, 2017 at 5:25 am

    dope af

  • Reply Adriel Heis March 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    se escucha en Argentina Wacho, real rap

  • Reply SAY ERS March 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

    2017

  • Reply Mytreya Zoo Zen May 10, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Straight love for this! 100%
    #HipHopZoo

  • Reply Brad Jennings June 3, 2017 at 4:16 am

    I miss when this kinda music got its respect…

  • Reply KNWLDGE September 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    I'm so happy this reached 100K.

  • Reply arche maurich October 6, 2017 at 3:15 am

    yes!

  • Reply Ronald Pereira October 29, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Rimas precisas e inteligentes esses dois são do caralho mesmo ao contrário, muitos comentários paz pr z/o…

  • Reply Saturnz7Sonz December 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Thank GOD for true MCs & HIP-HOP. It's like breath of fresh air, From a this toxic RAP.

  • Reply Isaac Delaronde December 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    One of my all time fav albums. Period. Up there with ellmatic 36 chambers ready to die street level resurrection

  • Reply Only Da Lord Knowz April 23, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Who is esco someone lead me to his page

  • Reply James Skywalker July 4, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    second dude sounds like ghettosocks

  • Reply Hip Hop Gold Mine 2 July 9, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Still listening to this in 2018. Some of the realest bars in the last 5 years.

  • Reply Per SonAl August 17, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Luv over here

  • Reply LAST CHANCE RECORDINGS September 7, 2018 at 3:24 am

    these cats are the future of real hip hop….. sincerely a 40 year old head respect

  • Reply jazzymania93 October 27, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Realness

  • Reply rajpacket101 March 1, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    “I’m like Coke with doper lines” ?

  • Reply Xara March 23, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Been looking for this track for a minute

  • Reply Alan Gonzalez luis April 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Please the lyrics

  • Reply Brandon Lee September 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Will forever be my shit #ripjames

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