"This fast life soon shatter us
Cause after all the lights and screams
Nothing but my, dreams matter
Hoping for better days
Maybe a peaceful night, baby don't cry
Cause everythang gonna be alright
Just lay your head on my shoulder
Don't worry bout a thang babygirl I'm a soldier"
[ 2Pac - Unconditional Love ]
"Stay far from
Only make moves when ya heart's in it
And live the phrase Sky's The Limit"
[ The Notorious
B.I.G. - Sky's The Limit ]
"Too many songs,
weak rhymes that's mad long:
make it brief son,
half short and twice strong..."
[ Wu-Tang Clan
- As High As Wu-Tang Get ]
went by so quick it seems like it was just today
My daughter wants to throw the ball but I'm too stressed to play
Live half my life and throw the rest away"
[ Eminem -
Rock Bottom ]
"I can understand
why you want a divorce now
Though I can't let you know it, pride won't let me show it
Pretend to be heroic, that's just one to grow with
But deep inside a nigga's so sick..
I can't see 'em comin down my eyes
So I gotta make the song cry
I can't see 'em comin down my eyes
So I gotta make the song cry"
[ Jay-Z - Song
had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understandin and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray everyday more than anything
friends will stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family - love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine"
[ Common -
The Light ]
"So when I
rhyme it's sincerely yours
Be lightin L's sippin Coors, on all floors in project halls
Contemplatin war niggaz I was cool with before
We used to score together, Uptown coppin the raw
But uhh, a thug changes, and love changes
and best friends become strangers,
[ Nas - The
"Peep how we
do it, keep it real, it's penitentiary steel
this aint no freestyle battle, all you niggaz gettin
killed with ya mouths open
tryin to come up offa me, you in the clouds hoping
smokin dope it's like a sherm high
Niggaz think they learned to fly
But they burned muthafucka, you deserve to die
Talkin bout you gettin money, but its funny to me
All you niggaz living bummy, while you fuckin' wit me
I'm a self made milionare
Thug Livin out a prison, pistols in the air"
[ 2Pac - Hit'Em
"Y'all niggaz is characters, not even good actors
What's gonna be the outcome? Hmm, let's add up all the factors:
You wack, you're twisted, your girl's a hoe
You're broke, the kid ain't yours, and everybody knows
Your own man say you stupid, you be like, So?
I love my baby mother, I never let her go"
[ DMX - Party Up ]
"As we walk down the road of our destiny
And the time comes to choose which it gonna be
The wide and crooked, on a straight barrel
We got one push to give and one life to live
Stand up for something or lie down in your game
Listen to the song that we sing
It's up to you to make it big
I guess I'll see you when you see me"
[ Coolio - C U When U Get There ]
"If I ever gave a fuck, I'd shave my nuts
tuck my dick inbetween my legs and cluck
You motherfuckin chickens ain't brave enough
to say the stuff I say, so this tape is shut
Shit, half the shit I say, I just make it up
To make you mad so kiss my white naked ass"
[ Eminem - Criminal ]
"And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus
Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuttin ta fuck with
Straight from the motherfucking slums that's busted
Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuttin ta fuck with"
[ Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit ]
"Either let me fly, or give me death
Let my soul rest, take my breath
If I don't fly I'ma die anyway,
I'ma live on but I'll be gone any day "
[ DMX - Let Me Fly ]
"They shootin'! I made you look
You're a slave to a page in my rhyme book"
[ Nas - Made You Look ]
"I started out as a beginner
Entered the criminal lifestyle became a sinner
I make my money and vacate, evade prison
Went from the chosen one to outcast, unforgiven
And all the hennesey and weed can't hide
The pain I feel inside
You know its like I'm living just to die
I fall on my knees and beg for mercy
Not knowing if I'm worthy
Living life thinking no man can hurt me
So I'm asking before I lay me down to sleep
Before you judge me, look at all the shit you did to me
My misery, I rose up from the slums
Made it out the flames
In my search for fame - will I change?"
[ 2Pac - Who Do U Believe In? ]
"So why y'all keep hating on me and my crew?
[Yo I'm saying Q.B., look at them and look at you!]
True...If I was you, I'd hate me too!"
[ Lil'Kim - No Matter What They Say ]
"If the truth is told, the youth can grow
They learn to survive until they gain control
Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes
Read more learn more, change the globe
Ghetto children, do your thing
Hold your head up, little man, you're a king
Young Princess thats when you get your wedding ring
Your man is saying 'She's my queen' "
[ Nas - I Can ]
"We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive"
[ 2Pac - Changes ]
"Now honies play me close like butter played toast
From the Mississippi down to the east coast
Condos in Queens, indo for weeks
Sold out seats to hear Biggie Smalls speak
Livin' life without fear
Puttin' 5 karats in my baby girl's ears
Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool
Considered a fool 'cause I dropped out of high school
Stereotypes of a black male misunderstood
...and it's still all good, uh
And if you don't know, now you know, nigga"
[ The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy ]
"My only crime, was that I'm too damn kind
And now some skanless motherfuckers wanna take what's mine
But they can't take the respect, that I've earned in my lifetime
And you know they'll never stop the furious force of my rhymes
So like they say, every dog has it's day
And like they say, God works in a mysterious way
So I pray, remembering the days of my youth
As I prepare to meet my moment of truth"
[ Guru\Gangstarr - Moment Of Truth ]
"When I was young I used to want to be a dealer see
Cause the gold and cars they appealed to me
I saw our brothers getting rich slangin crack to folks
And the square's getting big for these sack of dope
Started thinking bout a plan to get paid myself
So I made myself, raised myself
Til the dealer on the block told me, 'That ain't cool
You ain't meant to slang crack, you a rapper fool' "
[ 2Pac - Nothin But Love ]
"I'm not a playa, I just fuck a lot"
[ Big Pun - Not A Player ]
"Who the fuck knocked our buildings down?
Who the man behind the World Trade massacres, step up now
Where the four planes at huh is you insane bitch?
Fly that shit over my hood and get blown to bits!
No disrespect, that's where I rest my head
I understand you gotta rest yours true, nigga my people's dead
America, together we stand, divided we fall
Mr. Bush sit down, I'm in charge of the war!"
[ Wu-Tang Clan - "Rules" ]
"Go, go, go shorty, it's your birthday?
We gon' party like it's yo birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday
..and you know we don't give a fuck if it's not your birthday!"
[ 50 Cent - "In Da Club" ]
"The styles come from prison, they used potatoes makin liquor
just to prove we some creative niggaz
Turnin nothin into somethin, is God work
And you get nothin without struggle and hard work
War is necessary to my niggaz in chains
From Greene to Sing-Sing, I'm wantin y'all to know one thing
The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does
Even if you murdered or robbed, yeah it's wrong, but God loves"
[ Nas - "Doo Rags" ]
"I kiss my Mama goodbye, and wipe the tears from her lonely eyes
Said I'll return but I gotta fight the fate's arrived
Don't shed a tear, cause Mama I ain't happy here
I'm through trial, no more smiles, for a couple years
They got me goin mad, I'm knockin busters on they backs
in my cell, thinkin 'Hell, I know one day I'll be back'"
[ 2Pac "I Ain't Mad At Cha"
That's why we sing for these kids,
who don't have a thing except for a dream
and a fuckin' rap magazine
who post pin up pictures on their walls all day long
idolize their favourite rappers and know all their songs
Or for everyone who's ever been through a shit in their lives
till they they sit and they cry at night whishin' hey'd die
till they throw on a rap record and they sit, and they vibe
We're nothin to u but we're the fuckin' shit in their eyes
that's why we seize the moment, try to freeze it and own it,
squeeze it and hold it, cuz we consider these minutes golden
and maybe they'll admit it when we're gone
just le our spirits live on,
through our lyrics that u hear in our songs we can
sing for the moment..
[ Eminem "Sing for the moment"
So I can get my mind off these yellowbacked niggas
why they still alive I don't know, go figure
meanwhile back in Queens the realness is foundation
if I die I couldn't choose a better location
when the slugs penetrate you feel a burning sensation
getting closer to God in a tight situation
now, take these words home and think it through
or the next rhyme I write might be about you
[ Mobb Deep "Shook Ones Part 2"
Hell many brothas fell victim to the streetz
rest in peace young nigga, there's heaven for g
would be a lie, if i told ya that i never thought of death
my niggas, we tha last ones left
but life goes on
[ 2Pac "Life Goes On"
Dreams are hopeless aspirations in hopes of comin true.
[ Left Eye "Waterfalls"
Once again, it's that other M&M now
How many women feelin' him?
Somebody call the coroner, quick, Mary is killin 'em
Tell 'em what's the 411 and who came runnin'
When Clef dialed 911 from shots comin'
This somethin' for the radio, guest starring M.C.
Johnny Blazin' the hip hop and R&B
What, ya'll thought ya wasn't gon' see me
You can't spell Mary J. Blige without a J.B.
Well back to the matter, and it's sex on the platter
She only wanna be happy and I ain't mad at her
You go momma, nowadays, I'm more calmer
And if you take a look at my life, no more drama
Now you know, you searchin' for a Wu-Tang pro
You find me, just bout everywhere the poontang go
Now you know, feel me like your favorite love song
Cuz my computer love is the thetruth.com
[ Method Man "Love @ 1st Sight"
Some say the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flash and the deeper the roots
[ 2Pac "Keep Ya Head Up"
A child of the corn been wild since I was born
Climbin over barbed wire, clothes got torn
Shoes got muddy and my click turned cruddy
Wherever I go they went - they my buddies!
I brush teeth, brush naps and calm streets
Dreamin of Cadillacs, wood wheels and plush seats
Cats with gold teeth and raps with such beats
Macks with no grief and some sacks of green leaf
When I loaded my cap gun I was ready for ACTION!
Starin at beer cans and a moment to crack one
Wanna hang with the big boys and play with the big toys
And be with the people makin all that goddamn noise!
[ Ludacris "Growing Pains"
It's my life - my pain and my struggle
The song that I sing to you it's my ev-ery-thing
Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first
And my thirst is the same as - when I came
It's my joy and my tears and my laughter it brings to me
It's my ev-ery-thing
Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first
And my thirst like the first song I sang
[ Jay-Z "My 1st Song" ]
I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead
why am I fighting to live if I'm just living to fight
why am I trying to see when there ain't nothing in sight
why am I trying to give when no one gives me a try
why am I dying to live if I'm just living to die
[ 2Pac ft. Notorious B.I.G. "Runnin" ]
I thank the Lord, for every morning, he allows me to rise
And though the sun is shining, there's a cloud in the sky
Lettin' me know, that at any moment, there could be rain
And as beautiful as life is, there still can be pain
Down the park, I hear the sirens, just screamin' away
And then the unevitable happens, the end of them days
As sad as it sounds, but that's the price we all gotta pay
And the whole world knows God giveth, will taketh away
I live and I learn, I sit and watch my cigarette burn
Down to the ash, it remindes me of the now and the passed
I say a little prayer, 'cause eventually I'll stand in the path
Of the souls and dark rows that lead to rest
[ Scarface "What Can I Do"
power and the money, money and the power
minute after minute, hour after hour
everybody's runnin' but half of them a'int lookin'
it's going on in the kitchen but i don't know what's cooking
they say i gotta learn but nobody's here to teach me
if they can't understand it
how can they reach me
i guess they can't , i guess they wont
i guess they front
that's why i know my life is outta luck, fool
[ coolio "gangsta paradise"
Cash rules everything around me
C.R.E.A.M., get da money dollar dollar bill ya'll..
[ Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M."