I'm home

Uh, yeah
They always ask me, "Ali, what you so angry for man?
Why you always so upset?"
I tell them "Shit, there's a thin line between anger and hunger, my man
And I ride a unicycle down the middle
You might catch me touching feet down on both sides"

Ever since day number one
It's just me and where I'm coming from
Rites of Passage and Shadows on the Sun
My people, I stand before you
As a man with more true shit
Than what he knows to do with
I give it all to you, as long as you can promise me this
When its time, you will ball up a fist (like this)
Me and Anthony, we fill all the gaps
And are proud of what we make, regardless what happens
Fuck rapping, I sing off key
One thing you should never do is dis Ali
Because, motherfucker, there ain't nothing rougher
Then tryin to climb from the ruggedness swept under
I can run through every one of your blunders
Mistake number one is that your crew don't love you
I'll take a bullet for the Core or the Sayers
When me and my dogs out touring the nation
I spit with an intensity you have to witness
Look close, my blood on the back of the tickets
It's that religious, it's what I teach my son
How to read the Qur'an and how a party is won

We like, Doctor, don't get it mistaken
We call life out when we sit in the basement
We self taught, it's as real as you make it
Any way you look at it this shit is amazing
Doctor, don't get it mistaken
We call life out when we sit in the basement
We self taught, it's as real as you make it
Any way you look at it this shit is amazing

When line meets mine, we bend your girl's spine
Figure-eight status, she got back for days
The same old magic will not crack the maze
The lights changed since we anted up, pot has been raised
And I'm fucking with the hand I was dealt
Live twenty-five years to experience what Lazurus felt
If you drop three crumbs, I'll eat one
Feed one to the family, rest I get invested in my freedom
I battle through a part in this shit
With a wrist full of broken toothpicks, trying to call by the inch
You can either choose the heart or the fist
But you will connect with me

If your path ever intersects with me
The fire in the eye could never be held back (it's the same)
Pressure that made the Liberty Bell crack (it's the same)
Pressure that made my brother E sell crack (in the name)
Qu'ran, holy, rest in peace
My back is being watched by the only one on high
We stride in the party, hoods up, crossed eyes
Broke as what, but don't give a fuck
Because I feel I got the world by the nuts, uh!

Doctor, don't get it mistaken
We call life out when we sit in the basement
We self taught, it's as real as you make it
Any way you look at it this shit is amazing
Doctor, don't get it mistaken
We call life out when we sit in the basement
We self taught, it's as real as you make it
Any way you look at it this shit is amazing

Homeboy understand, I ain't mad at you
There's just very few things in life I know how to do
And this is one of them right here

And whatever comes up comes out
We don't put our hands on our mouths
I stand for what I'm about
Unknown but I'm still a soldier
Can't let them go home until I win them over
My youth was training, it's very clear
Every year, new city, new rules to play with (true shit)
New kid in school, didn't rule nothing
To this day I rap like I'm trying to prove something
Little bit aggressive when I spit a sentence
Until you get the message
You couldn't pay me to quit professing
Rocked sixty-one sold out shows, came home
And caught a bus to the sixty-second
Shirt sweated full of work ethic
Been in love with the shit since I first met it
Rhymesayers is the first to come, last to leave
Ain't no tricks up our sleeve, this is what we believe

We like, Doctor, don't get it mistaken
We call life out when we sit in the basement
We self taught, it's as real as you make it
Any way you look at it this shit is amazing"
Doctor, don't get it mistaken
We call life out when we sit in the basement
We self taught, it's as real as you make it
Any way you look at it this shit is amazing


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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