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Yo, I don't know where to start,
Uh check it out, music is - my total existence dawg straight up,
Everything in my life revolves around music,
It's like. you can't get a relationship 'cuz...
I'm still with. my first love which is music,
You know what I'm sayin'? fo 'real,
The reason I'm here is. is J.Dilla just like that peace,
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Yea, yea
It started with rhythms I heard listenin' to the wall,
The bouncin' of basketballs on playgrounds an' all,
The empty bottles that's hollow, wind blowin' inside 'em,
The flow and the rhymin' got my alignment to a Science,
Mixin' with my moms in the kitchen them spoons rattlin',
Pots and pans faucet water pourin' tunes managin',
To come from all the fussin' and ramblin'
What I noticed was - pure music untampered with,
By things show biz does; older thugs showed us stuff,
Like how to hold a plug,
juice from the street light,
It almost could have blowed us up,
Crates of records; great sessions had the whole hood jammin',
Large speakers fresh made; smell the wood sandin',
Father did his blues smooth legendary jazz man,
Saw his wife secondary to his true passion,
Started with my crew rappin' new jacks in '82,
Never looked back now look what it changed me to. music.
We gotta believe the future,
We gotta believe the past,
We gotta believe in more,
Didn't know that we haaave,
We gotta believe each other,
We gotta open up our minds,
Cause music is for liiife. for life
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Uh, what's the difference between me and you?
It's I'ma real kind show this rap shit I'd really do it,
My whole life man is really music,
Through my base line I'm livin' through it,
Another expression of life I couldn't live without,
I like my music pure - not watered down,
Damn! it felt good to fulfill the dreams of gettin' out the hood,
Kept me busy gave ma a chance to stop sellin' drugs,
Spinnin' time in the basement kept me from actin' up,
Zonin' out; wishing Dre could check it out,
I'm here now I can't believe it; proof in the Puddin',
Everything happened for a reason,
Through this music I'm able to feed the family,
When I'm stressed out it's my sanity,
It's a life style all in the streets and in Hollywood,
Music in my DNA - it's my livelihood. music.
We gotta believe the children,
We gotta believe in hope,
We gotta believe in more,
Didn't know that we'd know,
See we gotta believe each other,
We gotta open up our minds,
Cause music is for liiife. for life
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Keep the music alive,
The good and the strong survive,
I closed my eyes and imagined I was Jackson Five,
Randy and Michael goin' through life cycle,
Music alive leader - let life go
So vital to a youngster comin' up amongst street hustlers
The big be the toucher's since such a special place
Givin' the ghetto a taste of what freedom is like,
I reached a point in my life where I was needin' the mic',
No second guessin' self-expression an' lessons learned,
Agression became sessions where sessions burned,
Put my soul into it,
now my feet is firm,
And the game - where name is hard to earn,
And hot cat's careers get scarred and burned through the years,
mine took a godly turn,
this is the story of my life here trapped in a verse,
No matter money or the movies - music is first, yea.
We gotta believe the future,
We gotta believe the past,
We gotta believe in more,
didn't know that we had it,
We gotta believe each other,
We gotta open up our minds,
cause music is for liiife. for li-i-ife,
So we gotta believe the children,
We gotta believe in hope,
We gotta believe in more than all we knoow,
So we gotta believe each other,
We gotta open up our minds,
Cause music is for liiiife.
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