Uploaded on May 26, 2009
I made this song a year ago and uploaded it to myspace. I just recently decided to make a video and upload it to youtube. So listen to my version of a classic Drake song and let me know what you think! Please rate and comment my video. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks and Enjoy!
Don't take life for granted yo it's shorter than expected
I reflect upon the night that I had to learn my lesson the hard way
I thank God that I'm still alive
Cause after what happened to me, I'm surprised I survived.
Six shots flew by my head yo I should've been dead
On that cold November night, but I'm still here instead,
Giving my testimony. Na this story aint phony,
It's the reason I'm in the booth to speak to those who don't know me.
Trust me when I say live everyday like it was your last
Cause tomorrow's never promised it can end that fast.
Don't get caught up in anything that you can not get out of
If you do, chances are you not be lucky as I was.
Or should I say blessed? Cause God protected my neck.
I would've been 6 feet deep leaving my mama with stress.
Nothing more nothing less
On this day I confess
This S on my chest stands for "Strictly the Best" I'm DOUBLE S.
One gunshot is heard, one body ends up missing
One soul lives with angels, while the other rots in prison
The trials and tribulations we go through while we're living
Test us for the road to come before we ever see it.
Just make sure when the time comes you are prepared
To face whatever comes at you full speed ahead
I got my Nikes laced up,
So I'm ready to take the world by storm
Running faster than a blue hedgehog for sure.
At the age of 18 I had my mind made up
To be the one to change the world and never ever give up
I try to be the best I can be no matter who says otherwise,
I remain optimistic with my eyes on the prize.
Don't wanna mislead my people so I tell them no lies
I write my own lyrics so you know it comes from inside.
So wake up before it's too late, time to do the right thing
Rogue Galaxy (my clique) is the last hope, this is the song to you I bring ugh.
You see the things I talk about, I cannot stress enough,
I'm tryna help revive my people so that we can rise up.
From all the stereotypes, put the ignorant thoughts beneath us.
There's strength in U-N-I-T-Y [word to Latifah]
On top of that gotta bring hip hop back from what is whack
No more talks about guns, bling, drugs, and all of that.
That's the nonsense that "The Man" wants to see us glorify
So he can sit back and watch his stacks just multiply.
We gotta take back what is ours: our dignity and our pride.
No more saggin' your pants just to show off your behind.
Stop calling each other "nigga" the definition hasn't changed
Since it originated way back during slavery days.
Stop calling yourselves "goons" and talkin bout thug life.
Some of y'all cats wont even bust a grape in a food fight.
The more we degrade ourselves, the more others just shake their heads
And you wonder why us emcees say that hip hop is dead?
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