Masta Ace – No Regrets

Masta Ace – No Regrets

If I had to make a top 10 all time favorites, this would be in it. Ever since the first time I heard this track, I’ve been in love with it. It spoke to me and it still does. You can’t say that about a lot of tracks you like!

Most tracks become old as time goes by. You don’t relate to it as much as you used to. The nostalgia still speaks to you, but that’s all that’s left. Well, not this track! No regrets, those are words to live by. No matter what happens, could have, would have and should have’s will never get you anywhere. The best thing you can do is just face forward and move on. With no regrets.

No Regrets is a track off of Ace’s second solo album, Disposable Arts, that was first released in 2001. It’s produced by Domingo, sampling The Edge by David Axelrod.

[doptoggle title=”‘Okay Ace, one more question before we wrap this one up is
Considering how long you’ve been in the game
All the places you been and all the songs that you’ve done
And all the cats you’ve worked with
Is there anything you’d do differently?
What I mean to say is, do you have any regrets?’” icon=5 activeicon=6] If I never recorded another song
If I was wrong and nothin’ I spitted was ever strong
If I never perform at another venue
If this genuine love doesn’t continue
If none of my records was ever sold
If I fold and never see platinum or even gold
If no one ever again can recall, if I stalled
And start workin’ part time at the mall

If there’s no more shows for be to dabble in
No more travelin’, leavin’ the show in Maryland
If none of my songs that ever been never spin
In heavy rotation ever again
If I don’t do a song to insight millions
Or get a video done by Hype Williams
If there’s never a chance again to be seen
On the pages inside of another magazine

If the luxuries in life I can’t of course afford
If I never win the Billboard or the Source award
I wouldn’t want ya pity or ya sympathy
Even if Marley never put me on ‘The Symphony’
But I gotta admit it I’m glad he did it
It’s considered the first verse that I spitted
I release I’m still apart of history
I learned the key to victory, its not a mystery

See I got a lotta love for what I do in life
And after this I’m then I’ma find somethin’ new in life
I guarantee ya it’ll be somethin’ that I really love
I give thanks for my life to God up above
That I’m blessed to have a job I enjoy doin’
Now as a man I’m doin’ what I was a boy doin’
The only difference is now I get to eat from it
I never though I would be known on the street from it

And if not one fan that shows gratitude
And if they see me they walk by with an attitude
It was still an enjoyable ride
Yeah, big up to Kane, Biz Mark and The Pharcyde
And of course to all of my past labelmates
Hope y’all keep on risin’ like the cable rates
Ay yo, Premier and Guru, this goes out to you
Special Ed and Buckshot, this a shout to you

I don’t know if it’s the end but yo, it might be
Big up to Q-Tip, Alicia Heed and Spike Lee
And everybody in the game I ever worked with
And all the chicks up in the game I used to flirt with
But if I never get another piece of show coochie
Never see no Louis Vuitton or no Gucci
No more suede and linen or designer denim

No more Jeeps with 1,000 watt systems in ’em
No more sittin’ on chrome with them Parelli shoes
No more gettin’ my name up in the daily news
No more Lexus, Coups, Beamers and Benzes
No more Cardiac frames with colored lenses
No more chains and bracelet, and no baguettes
For what it’s worth yo, I got no regrets[/doptoggle]

In this track, Ace refers to Marley puttin’ him on ‘The Symphony’, a classic track released in 1988. There’s a story behind that track, and who can tell you better then Masta Ace himself? I sure can’t, so therefore, I’ll let him tell you.

For y’all that don’t know The Symphony

AUTHOR

Sandra, a.k.a. Queen Kobra, was 12 years old when she fell in love with Hip Hop. Since that day, Hip Hop has never let her go. She's an outspoken girl who loves to share her view and opinion, in real life as well as through the written word. She's an open and positive person that tries to bring back the old school ethics into new school Hip Hop.