MY WHOLE LIFE
I said I gave my whole life; I look back n’ I may be stupid,
But by the age of three, I was playin music,
N’ I don’t mean a phase, boy, I was raised into it,
I’m talkin’ year after year, I was trained to do it,
8th grade, told myself I’d be famous,
they gon know my name, lil’ nigga, I was goin through it.
Then I said I’d make a mill before I left High School,
12 years later, still make excuses.
Like, it happened for a reason, believe and achieve,
If you build it, they’ll come, but this ain’t a movie,
I shoulda quit a long time ago,
but that’s givin up and real talk, I’m ashamed to do it,
And it aint the pride speakin,
if I leave now, that’s 30 years gone and I’m afraid to lose em,
And maybe what I say is foolish,
But ain’t it take thirty-three years for Jesus to get betrayed by Judas?
I said, “I gave my whole life!”
Yeah, I look around, I see:
Andrew a lawyer, John he a doctor,
My lil’ brother got his bachelors, God is good Allahu Akbar,
Akeem in the army, Grant, he a teacher,
OJ in the NFL, Shawn now a preacher.
And what I’m doin? Makin music…
Head straight but it feels like I’m bout to lose it.
Feel planted, reachin’ for the stars,
And they ever want from me is bars…
You really think I came this far to spit a punch line?
I need my pops to see his son shine,
Make em proud enough to know my mom cry,
For all my family locked in cages by the one time,
my people who just wanna see me win a Grammy... one time,
Gettin dumb high,
I'm talkin' private jet; 2AM Toronto; in Belize before the sunrise.
I don’t know how to unwind, that’s what I’m rappin for,
Both my daughters good, but what happen when they ask for more?
So, you can stack bars, I'm all about stackin paper,
From the East to the Bayside, Zack n Slater,
So much paper it don't matter how you act paper,
Let my kids draw on it, daddy call it scrap paper.
Keep It 100; bring it back when the tracks through,
Made a beat, wrote a hooks, laced the tracks too,
but’ if bars what you attract to,
you got a one-track mind, lets make a deal, I’ll give you track two.
from KEEP IT 100
released January 2, 2014
Written & Produced by: 100 Bulletz
Mixed by: Kemyst
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