All for one canción del grupo Brand Nubian de hip hop procedente de New Rochelle, New York. Grand Puba, Sadat X, DJ Alamo y Lord Jamar formaron el conjunto en 1989 y pronto firmaron con Elektra Records para su debut oficial en 1990 con el 'All for One'. Su canción aparece en la radio The Classics 104.1 en los juegos Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned y Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.


Verse One: Grand Puba

I hit a beat and swing a note as if my name was David Ruffin

Quick to toast an MC just like an english muffin

Don't worry about a thing cause the Puba's never bluffin

I gets headaches from the wack, so then I take a Bufferin and I max

I wait until the opportune time and then I tax

But should I max?

Now they say sinning is for sinners so I guess I'm not a sinner

Beginnings is for beginners so I guess I'm no beginner

This is how I spark it, with money in my pocket

When it comes to having pressure I gets hard as a rocket

MC Grand Pu, coming through all the residue

The songs remain classics, dating back to the Babalu

My boys I call em hot, the phones all of them jock

And I can think of many episodes I swung in Lincoln Park

No I'm not a phony and I got a tenderoni

Love the way she is—not too fat, not too bony

Don't drink Sanka, won't sink like a tanker

Knock the boots of a skirt in Casablanca and I thank her

Some rappers stink, like Englebert Humperdink

Better yet Dick Caveat, I got a bad habit

Similar to the girl, on She's Gotta Have It

I think with the brain and I whip behind the zipper

I'm living kinda good similar to Jack Tripper

A landlord named Roper did a show at the Copa

When I finish with this, I'll be paid like Oprah

So if honey wants to act fly

I'll just play like Guy and I'm [saying bye bye..]

[.. dumb bitch] Stick out your thumb and hitch

cause you've been cut off like a lightswitch

See I'm programmed to slam with the summer, spring, and fall

Before I do a show I get some kicks out the mall

Then I get my gear and I give Trev a call

Cause he works in the barbershop, right behind the mall

Other rappers tried to rob me but you know they got did

To put it blunt, honey I smoked the kids

So hookers back off break North here comes the regulator

Cause you doesn't find none greater

Verse Two: Derek X (now Sadat X)

On file is a style that's why you caught a clip

My suitcases is packed and I'm going on a trip to Mic-a-delphia

I go for self and still be slamming

The school bell is ringing and I caught somebody cramming

for the test, oh yes, my study guide was thick

I cut you with my verbal didn't hurt you just a nick

off your face don't play possum

watch me and I'll blossom like a rose

And get some new clothes and a fresh fade from Rob

Jump on the phone and dial the Now Rule Mob

Now come one, come all, we about to get hectic

If my crew don't get in, then the x makes an exit

to the rear, I'm outta here, don't front on my brothers

I take care of them before I take care of others

Now wood bats is doomed in the ninties it's aluminum

Step to the stage with a mic and I'm doing him something awful

I'm a citizen and I'm lawful

I go to hunt another fall, rip the policemen's ball

I got the power to make a car stall

I guess I'm great, from blackness, and when the crowd slackens

I stop drinking, and then I start thinking

About days in the past when Derek X was last

but now I'm on the top damn news travels fast

cuz I'm like that! They can't see this

Read my book, it contains many pieces of verses

I took the time to delete all the curses

So moms reach deep in your purses

And buy me take me home and try me and do me well

Verse Three: Lord Jamar

Well, while I reign rhymes pour

You suck it up like a straw and jump on the dancefloor

Cause every time I step in a jam

I make like a door and slam

But then girls try to turn my knob cause I'm a hearthrob

I guess it's just a hazard that comes with the job

Cause everytime I rock a rhyme that shows Jamar is intellectual

Girls want to get sexual

Well I guess I have to cope with being so dope

You want to be me, but can't see me with a telescope

You seek and search but still you can't find

You're weak and it hurts to be deaf dumb and blind

A supreme mind, will take you out of your paralysis

I grip the mic so tight I get callouses

And your analysis, is that the Lord

Rips rhymes into shape with a mic cord

I do it good cause I'm a postive black man

Eating up suckers as if I was Pac Man

Not a Dapper Dan fan I stay casual

To rock like the J it comes gradual

You got to know the ledge of wise and dumb

And understand your culture of freedom

Power equally with the Gods

so you can build and form your cipher

All your life you must teach true

Of the true and living God, not a mystery spook

And when you do that, pursue that goal

which made the student enroll, and only then you'll prosper