(Verse 1 - Jadakiss)
Take a second, what if we could rewind the hood?
Better yet, what if the L.O.X. woulda signed with Suge?
What if Puffy never signed us?
What if Oprah made them comments like Imus?
What if you designed this?
Thought like I did
Said it like this
What if Peyton was fightin' dogs instead of Mike Vick?
What if Arnold woulda just let Tookie give life?
What if B.I.G. missed the party?
What if 'Pac missed the fight?
What if you was caged in?
What would you change then?
What if there was no Rocafella law for made men?
What if hate ran through me?
And what if Portland
Would've drafted Jordan instead of Sam Bowie?
What if you really had to be nice to get a deal?
What if all of these rappers' ice was really real?
What if I hit you with the razor from cheek to chin?
What if Mike Jackson never would have bleached his skin?
(Chorus X2 - Jadakiss)
What if you never knew things that you needed to know?
What if you never been places you needed to go?
What if you get there, and learned them as you go?
What if is the question, can I ask then once more?
[Verse 2 - Jadakiss]
What if the pain went away?
What if you changed in a day?
What if you can eliminate all the games people play?
What if Shyne beat the case?
What if Diddy did a dime flat?
What if Nelson Mandela could give his time back?
What if Malcolm was silent?
What if Martin was violent?
What if you could really sneak a Uzi on the island?
What if I made you kiss the nina?
What if a brick was only just a misdemeanor?
What if Manhattan was hit by Hurricane Katrina?
What if a black man was the one controlling FEMA?
What if we ain't never let emotions come between us?
What if the last time we rode, somebody seen us?
(Verse 3 - Nas)
I flow calm, but don't push
What if Saddam hung Bush?
What if One Mic was called One Hook?
What if the bridge never showed me how to hold a weapon?
What if I ran up in that sick chick with no protection?
What if I never wore that army jacket?
Carhartt to match it
Unlaced Timbs, the hood on my first album cover under plastic
What if I was another corny rapper?
What if I went instead of Notorious, who would tell my story after?
What I loved less and lust more?
If Obama was on Mount Rushmore?
Would Ali give Tyson a busted jaw?
What if I never glared out the project window?
Whenever scared for me and the life of my kinfolk?
What if that gun pin broke?
I would have never leaned back in an Enzo
What if real niggas was all dead?
What if Hiliary and them were reptilian?
And 20-12 was the end of men, and all world civilians?