3. "Life’s a Bitch" was used in the British Drama Fish Tank.
On the song, AZ brings one of the greatest guest verses of all time, and Nas continues his cinematic storytelling as he reveals the details of his 20th birthday: “My physical frame is celebrated ‘cause I made it/One quarter through life some godly-like thing created.”
Fifteen years after it was first released, the song is still popping up in random places. In 2009, it appeared in Michael Fassbender’s gritty British drama Fish Tank. The film lets the entire song play as the 15-year-old female protagonist at the center of the story has an emotional final moment with her mother. Neither the mother nor her daughter is happy, and the song perfectly encapsulates the entire scene: Life’s a bitch.
Check out the scene below.