I spent my whole life tryna make it, tryna chase it
The cycle of a black man divided, tryna break it
You take a loss? Shit, don’t cry about it, just embrace it
Minor setback for major comeback, that’s my favorite
A dope beat playing through my house on a Saturday morning. 👍
Is it ill, do it need to be fixed?
(That shit is real Dunn; and stop talkin like your skills don’t kill)
Nah it’s just that sometimes I feel like that
I can write more fouler than the last
Yo that shit is cash trust me Dunn; I’ll never lead you astray
Take my word niggas wanna hear how you think
It be that shit that you wouldn’t expect to win
That stay playin in they decks over and again
Speak your thoughts, put your all in it
Whatever’s in your mind, spit it
Place your anger on the page, release tension on the tape
A stress verse, seem to be what they most thirst
Makes fake niggas disperse, they never challenge what works
Balancin the weakness, is what I specialize in
Dunn you my nigga cause you keep me hype when I’m writin
Kept me on point in the night when it might go down
Keep me eyes wide in the daytime as well
Kept me focused on what’s real and nuttin else
I find it healthy, to conversate with myself
I kick it with my delf (I kept you alive, all these years)
It’s that inner voice you shoulda took heed to and shit
Coulda been home instead of bleedin
Maybe next time you’ll listen when it speaks
Yo Dunn, I got a story to tell
Remember last week’s mission? I told you bring the gun
(Yeah I remember) Nah listen, without me you’d be a memory
I’m the one you could come to for guidance
Bring you home alive when you wildin
Kept you out of harm’s way, told you when to spray
Told you when it’s time to put it away
And when the cops came, you was safe
Without question, I stay aware Dunn I’m listenin
Everytime we speak it’s real, I know your intention’s
To make sure we both safe and livin, and breathin
You gets all respect from me Dunn, believe it
Yo we got kids to raise and bills to pay
Enemies to lay down when they stand in our way, it’s only us
(What about the clique?) Now if you die is they comin?
When you shot do they feel the bullet?
And when you broke can they fix it? Aight then, you keep writin
And let me do the thinkin, I brought us this far without mistaken
Voices in my head from choices that I dreaded choosin
Cautions I shoulda took heed, lost in my weed, steady losin
Thug stripes, badges of honor, forces to succeed
Whores on they knees, fuckin with millionaires, killers and thieves
I fuck until there’s no feelin where, I bust and I pee
I lusted cars but I suffered and my scars run deep
I stay to myself, one deep, pray to my God cause he
Say when it’s hard get on one knee, and ask Thy for forgiveness
Fuck the cash, the ice, the Ferrari’s
With two-twenty on the dash when your life ain’t right
See niggas smile up in your face and stick a knife in your back
Snakes shake your hand and got his dick up in your wife back
Why’s it like that? It’s life black, this is the game
The way I see it both bitches and niggas, is the same
I trust myself, I can’t fuck myself
When hoes leave and no weed I still know me, just myself
Fear is weakness learn from what experience teaches
Beware of leeches, the vampires, my secret’s
Never follow, cause most niggas is straight up cowards
Take care of my body’s the temple, my mind is the power
Whenever I am in a bind and feel that sense of hopelessness, yU gets my mental back on track.
Like a tape deck, I had to push play instead of a pause / stress, I let it fall and evolve, that’s Allah.
The emotional rollercoaster is real but a process meaning there is a beginning and an end. Best thing to do is just hold on and experience the ride. Don’t do nothing stupid during the ride.
Im feeling close to my maker thankful I’m allowed to wake up and explore another day cause I don’t have to / my attitude is let’s do it just like the planets, keep moving…
As you come off that last curve and drop, things level out and you start to think clearer (time it takes to get here will vary) accepting the problem for what it is. You get yourself together to make adjustments and continue on your path in life.
You keep your faith up, head high looking straight up…
This is a beautiful track about stress, depression and overcoming those mental obstacles. It’s been in my playlist for years for this reason.
Break it down…
Amazing. Probably my favorite Michael Jackson jammy.
All this old talk left me confused
You’d rather be old rich me or new you? -Jay-Z
Sometimes I wonder about others as I had to come to terms with myself years back too. Do you. Screw the rest.
The vibe of this joint is lush. Dizzy just as hungry back then.
If I could smoke fear away, I’d roll that mothafucka up
And then I’d take twoooooooooooooooo puffs
Take time to get the mind right…