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  • Freestyle Art : "Caught in a Hustle"

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    Song Artist:Immortal Technique
    Album:The Point of No Return/Internally Bleeding/Caught in a Hustle 12"
    Title:Caught in a Hustle

    [Verse 1]
    They say the odds against me, are crooked and impossible
    Like I was born with a hole in my heart is an obstacle
    I left to die by the doctors, in the childrens hospital
    But I never lose hope, success is psychological
    The world is volatile and the street is my education
    Shaping the nation, like the blueprint of a mason
    While Shawshank record deals get you raped on occasion
    So I'm Focused on my Economic Situation
    I'm Like the little kids on T.V That dig through the trash
    I hustle regardless of the way you talk shit and laugh
    A lot of niggaz drop science but they don't know the math
    Because their mind is Narrower than the righteous path
    It's funny how on the block niggaz will kill you for cash
    But never raise the gun and cry out "Freedom at last."
    The cold war is over but the world is still gettin colder
    Atlas walking through the projects with the hood on my shoulders
    I would like to raise my children to grow to be soldiers
    But then the general, would decide when their life would be over
    So I work hard until my personality split
    Like the black panthers, into the bloods and the crips
    They said I would never be shit, but now I sit and reminice
    Like Yeshua, Ben Yousef flippin through Genesis
    Ignorance is venemous, and it murders the soul
    Like a virus running rampant, but out of control

    [Hook]
    So if I should ever fall and get caught in a hustle
    Let them know that I died while I fought in a struggle
    From the hoodrats to the rich kids lost in a bubble
    Spray Painting on the streets and at the subway tunnels
    Write it down and remember that we never gave in
    The Mind of a child is where the revolution begins
    So if the solution has never been to look in yourself
    How is it that you expect to find it anywhere else

    [Verse 2]
    Immortal Technique in the streets, back on the hustle
    cause three strikes will get you life for stuffin cracks in a duffle
    Upstate behind steel gates intact in the scuffle
    Razor blades stuck on the side of pencils, hacked to your muscle
    But the emptiness is what bleeds you to death when it cuts you
    And its the lawyers, not the inmates scheming to fuck you
    Trying to fight the system from inside, eventually corrupts you
    But thats what you get when you put a corporation above you
    And it's the people that love you that seem to hurt you the most
    Sometimes when they die you find yourself cursing their ghost
    But you make success, nobody delivers your fate
    Sometimes you give and you take
    Since Prehistoric Vertibrates, crawled out of the lakes
    And thats the truth about life
    Or to do it to ghetto and your car, rims, and your ice
    Because even though we survived through the struggle that made us
    We still look at ourselves through the eyes of people that hate us
    But I'm going to make it regardless of the trumped up charges
    And semi-automatic barrages, that empty the cartridge
    Post-Tramatically scar kids that try to be brave
    Because niggaz backstab each other just to try to get paid
    Turn cannibal like nights during the crusades
    Afraid of responsibility; Addicted to greed
    Beating their girls purposefully losing a seed
    As if we were bound to the destiny we used to recieve

    [Hook]
    So if I should ever fall and get caught in a hustle
    Let them know that I died while I fought in a struggle
    From the hoodrats to the rich kids lost in a bubble
    Spray Painting on the streets and at the subway tunnels
    Write it down and remember that we never gave in
    The Mind of a child is where the revolution begins
    So if the solution has never been to look in yourself
    How is it that you expect to find it anywhere else


    I used to wonder(I used to wonder) about people who didn't believe in themselves
    But Then I saw the way that they portrayed us to everyone else
    That cursed us, then only see the worst in ourselves
    blind to the fact the whole time we were hurting ourselves

    I used to wonder(I used to wonder) about people who didn't believe in themselves
    But Then I saw the way that they portrayed us to everyone else
    That cursed us, then only see the worst in ourselves
    blind to the fact the whole time we were hurting ourselves

    I used to wonder {*echo*} Show less
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