"Ebonics" as written by Rondell Turner (ron Browz) and Lester Coleman....
Yo, pay attention
And listen real closely how I break this slang shit down

Check it, my weed smoke is my lye
A ki of coke is a pie
When I'm lifted, I'm high
With new clothes on, I'm fly
Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks
Money is chips, movies is flicks
Also, cribs is homes, jacks is pay phones
Cocaine is nose candy, cigarettes is bones
A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox
Fat diamonds is rocks and jakes is cop
And if you got rubbed, you got stuck
You got shot, you got bucked
And if you got double-crossed, you got fucked
Your bankroll is your poke, a choke hold is a yoke
A kite is a note, a con is a okey doke
And if you got punched that mean you got snuffed
To clean is to buff, a bull scare is a strong bluff
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

"Speak with criminal slang"
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill"

"Speak with criminal slang"
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill"

Yo, yo
A burglary is a jook, a woof's a crook
Mobb Deep already explained the meanin' of shook
If you caught a felony, you caught a F
If you got killed, you got left
If you got the dragon, you got bad breath
If you 730, that mean you crazy
Hit me on the hip means page me
Angel dust is sherm, if you got AIDS, you got the germ
If a chick gave you a disease, then you got burned
Max mean to relax, guns and pistols is gats
Condoms is hats, critters is cracks
The food you eat is your grub
A victim's a mark
A sweat box is a small club, your tick is your heart
Your apartment is your pad
Your old man is your dad
The studio is the lab and heated is mad
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

"Speak with criminal slang"
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill"

"Speak with criminal slang"
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill"

The iron horse is the train and champaign is bubbly
A deuce is a honey that's ugly
If your girl is fine, she's a dime
A suit is a fine, jewelry is shine
If you in love, that mean you blind
Genuine is real, a face card is a hundred dollar bill
A very hard, long stare is a grill
If you sneakin' to go see a girl, that mean you creepin'
Smilin' is cheesin', bleedin' is leakin'
Beggin is bummin, if you nuttin you comin
Takin' orders is sunnin', an ounce of coke is a onion
A hotel's a telly, a cell phone's a celly
Jealous is jelly, your food box is your belly
To guerrilla mean to use physical force
You took a L, you took a loss
To show off mean floss, uh
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

"Speak with criminal slang"
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill"

"Speak with criminal slang"
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill"


Lyrics submitted by edbear0817

"Ebonics" as written by Rondell Edwin Turner Lester Coleman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs EVER. Big L brings it hard. RIP
    Ringuon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBig L is my hero
    Cobra-corneliuson November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, how well he takes sland and makes it flow... its too bad Big L died before he got REALLY big... he definately had the talent to make it to the top
    dx4life68on January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWHERES THE LOVE FOR BIG L?
    Immortal_Techniqueon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't get why people think this is one of his best songs. I love it, but I think he has some much better ones. Big L is probably one of the best rappers that there were. Unfortunately he went way before his time. Over some real stupid shit too.
    JustinEdwardson December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG... WHY ALL THE GREATEST RAPPERS GOTTA CROAK SO EARLY, SUCH A RIPP ! AS 4 THE MEANING... DUH. SELF-EXPLANATORY RIGHT
    mylamaion December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo take a line from someone else:

    Big L had more talent in his left nut than most of today's rappers have combined.
    MyNaymIzMudon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell his left nut was his dominant one. dropped way before the right lmao
    Shadow420on June 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA friend of mine introduced to me this song. I am not a big listener of rap, but this song means alot to me and speaks loudly against the jumping of conclusions to an artists words. It happened first with Dee Snider and the song "Under the Blade" when he had to appear before Senator Al Gore and make him look like a monkey. Definately a good song about the freedom of speech and meaning...

    -Carm, and the Uncontented
    carm.bonoon June 16, 2008   Link

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