Cortney Bryson, who goes by his stage name One-Da, was born on October 2nd, 1986 in Hampton, Va. Shortly after his first birthday they relocated to Burlington, NC where they remained until 1997 after which they moved to Greensboro, NC. One-Da attended James B. Dudley Sr. High School where he graduated in 2004. After being in North Carolina for so long he decided to move to Florida where he attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) until 2005. He later moved back to North Carolina where he finished school at North Carolina Central University graduating magna cum laude. After 4 years of rapping with the group Full Time Hustlaz (F.T.H.) One-Da decided to venture off and start working on his solo career. One-Da recently released his debut mix tape, 'Boi One-Da & [B]Dubb Present Short Notice', which was done in conjunction with west coast native Bryan [B]Dubb Whitney. The two met over the internet and created what many people have said to be a mix tape that brings hip hop back to its roots. Currently One-Da is beginning work on his 2nd mix tape ‘A OneDaful Year’. One-Da has opened for such artists as Little Brother, Big K.R.I.T., Currensy, Cyhi Tha Prynce, and Kendrick Lamar in hopes of achieving the same level of success in the near future. With electrifying stage presence and witty lyrics this is an artist that is not to be overlooked.
Verse 1: Wake up with the back pack quick to throw the skully on/ Black Hustle Gang hoodie shows my allegiance/ Gotta get the day started call and then the money comes/ You ain’t ‘bout the same thing you should pro’ly hop along/ Like hop a long bunny I don’t need that / Jamaican clientele just say show me where the weed at/ Bees buzzin’ ‘round the hive hunny comb your weave back/ You just want to lock me down but baby I don’t need thaaaaaat/ All I need is the money with me/ We pitch and toss and then we split it up 50-50/ If I crossed you just to get it then please forgive me/ ‘cause this hustle game is in me (you know that) Hook (x2): All I see is dollar signs dollars in my sleep/ Boy I don’t chase the money ‘cause the money chasin’ me/ Yeeeeeah the hustle feelin’ real good/ Uh uh the hustle feelin’ real good/ Verse 2: I’m back like I never left money comin’ chop chop/ Bike to a hooptie then I switched it to a drop top/ Girls keep tellin’ me I’m something like a sweatshop/ When I come around they just turn into a hot box/ Hair done nails fresh damn she kind of killin’ it/ Drop a stack down on her ass just to see how low she’ll get/ Money comin’ so fast we just feel like blowin’ it/ Buy a case of ace of spades just so we can pose and siiiiip/ That’s when the camera goes click click / Expect to see them pictures posted on the internet/ Livin’ like a rock star ballin’ on some Kobe crap/ Everyday we getting’ paid the hustle made us rich biiiiitch/ Hook (x2) Bridge (x2): We gon’ roll on shawty we gon’ roll on/ Hop into the AMG switch it to your favorite soooong/ And girl I know you lovin’ it/ Houstatlantavegas then trips to different continents/ Hook (x2)Duration: 03:39
Hook (Lu Gracia): Look at her smile (your smile) it’s so wonderful to me (wonderful to me)/ And look her eyes (your eyes your eyes) its so wonderful to me/ It’s a wonder how you make my world spin round and round round round/ Your wonder (your wonder) your wonder (your wonder) to me me me/ You’re wonderful to me Verse 1: I ain’t your average graduated with a bachelors/ All that street crap you can have it baby girl I’m on my grind/ Not like them savages see me and them we are not the same/ And you could tell in my approach when I gave you my name/ Like I’m One-Da but you wonderful now how could I describe you/ You like the bomb angel I guess I’ll call you sky blew/ That made you laugh huh I love to keep that smile new/ You’re more than just a stop and go so I would never drive through/ I’m tryin’ to put you in a nice mood / Be the king to your queen checkmate make the right move/ Just let me know if you feelin’ me/ Baby ‘cause I like you like a simile/ And if you not happy that’s a sin to me/ How can someone so heavenly only be a friend to me/ So lets part ways and give us time to see/ ‘cause if I let you go and you come back then it was meant to be/ Hook: Look at her smile (your smile) it’s so wonderful to me (wonderful to me)/ It’s a wonder how you make my world spin round and round round round/ You’re wonderful to me Verse 2: Is it your style or the way you walk/ Or maybe it’s that jazzy flare and the way you talk/ Baby girl you’re beautiful so much more than gorgeous/ You must be my billy jean that stride leaves the floor lit/ This attraction so natural personalities fit so we ain’t got to force it/ Conversation genuine like leather in a Porsche is/ If love don’t cost a thing then I’m sure we can afford it/ Give you everything more than you can leave the store with/ I just want your heart please let me in your fortress/ Only if you think I deserve/ Know I’m out your lane but you’re tired of the bumps and curves/ Tired of the try and fails they just getting’ on your nerves/ You know that you’re worth more why you give them more worth/ Baby I will put you first that I had to say again/ When I think of me and you that just makes my world spin/ Hook: Look at her smile (your smile) it’s so wonderful to me (wonderful to me)/ And look her eyes (your eyes your eyes) its so wonderful to me/ It’s a wonder how you make my world spin round and round round round/ Your wonder (your wonder) your wonder (your wonder) to me me me/ Your wonderful to meDuration: 04:35
Hook: Put your hands up let me hear you make some noise/ I need you to scream scream until you lose your voice/ I’m gon’ blow your mind make sure that you lose it quick/ Now watch me watch me watch me rock this stadium/ Verse 1: Dreams of making crowds go wild/ Fueled by deeper dreams of making my dear mama proud/ On my pack crap so my west coast people show me love/ So for that crap I just have to rock this stadium/ Get up out your seat put your hands in the air cuz this what you been waitin’ for/ Something new that’s different from you so unexplainable/ I’m a star in the sky I’m hard to reach so unobtainable/ 808s comin’ live that bass in your face make you rock your cranium/ and this is for you I know that you have been real patient huh/ that smart witty crap from a dude like me that make you lose that dumb/ that verbal sex up in your ear that just might make you cum/ and when that hook drop in I need for you to turn it up/ Now lets have some fun Hook Verse 2: Crowd surfing I’m feeling so narley dude/ I’m spittin’ filet mignon y’all still on that party food/ Stadium music lets party fool invite you to the bar-b-q/ We won’t leave ‘til the party through and all y’all people are nice and full/ This that new crap so your mind just lose it/ This for your amusement take your top off go roofless/ If you don’t know get a clue quick/ Lets chop and screw this/ Radio won’t approve this but that’s ‘cause they just losin’/ Crowd so loud it’s a movement they need that classic music/ Something so live make they ass go wild and I’m the right one to do it/ Kanye West infused with 3 Stacks with Badu it’s/ Just how I abuse this track now lets get stupid/ HookDuration: 02:23
Hook: Yep yep you know how I do (everything I do is for you)/ Steppin’ out smooth fresh cut new checks on the shoes (everything I do is for you)/ No need to be down no frowns change your whole attitude (everything I do is for you)/ We ‘bout to have fun dope beats cool people all around (everything I do is for you)/ Verse 1: Wakin’ up to a Carolina morning / Sun rising while I’m stretchin’ and I’m yawning / Late nights ‘cause I’m livin’ everyday to the fullest/ 8 o’clock then I’m right back on it/ make a couple calls tryin’ to see where we stand for the day/ I’m tryin’ to marry music so it’s business ‘fore play/ For me and my peoples feel the same way/ Life is so bright when you don’t worry ‘bout the rainy days/ Throw on your best fit take the pain away/ Lookin’ good make you smile on a summer day/ Inhibitions and your fears all run away/ Come and mingle meet new people make you want to stay/ I got some games you should want to play/ And I got a team you got a team so we should pick a date/ To hop up in the van hit the road stress alleviates/ Bring your bathing suit matter of fact we should leave today/ We running off dreams tell them to me you don’t need to pay/ I know a nice beach blue water where we need to lay/ I paint a picture so tell me if it felt good/ Breeze blowing through your hair is a dope look/ Chasin’ dreams would be the title of our dope book/ If we can’t live life like this then it’s no good/ Verse 2: Night scene so I push away they liq/ Sit it down sip wine for a bit/ Chillin’ at the bar feelin’ something like a star/ Raybans on can’t see really far it don’t even matter/ People come to show me love I feel really flattered/ Tryin’ to see what’s the move where I’m goin’ after/ I say the clubhouse y’all should pro’ly come out/ The Mix goin’ live and I could turn into your favorite rapper/ Finish off my pedestal Columbia valley/ Then I’m headed to the show get my keys from the valet/ I see they followin’ they love a brother’s common sense/ Can’t deny the music’s good there’s no argument/ Pull up hop out in the parking lot/ It’s a crowd I’m a give ‘em something to talk about/ Tailor fit from my suit to my shoes Tom James yes you know how I do/ Slick debonair with a smooth attitude/ I ain’t even gotta brag I am not like other dudes/ I am different I am different they just say it ‘til they blue/ Lets just have a good time and a drink or two/ I will take merlot baby what’s for you/ 100 dollars for a bottle I’m sure that will do/ Good vibe fill the air let it put you in the mood/ Get lost in this convo while we listen to the grooves/ HookDuration: 03:29