"Ambitionz Az A Ridah" as written by and T Shakur D Arnaud....
[Repeat: x2]
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me
Got the police busting at me
But they can't do nothing to a G

(Let's get ready to rumble!)

Now you know how we do it like a G
What really go on in the mind of a nigga
That get down for theirs
Constantly, money over bitches

I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me
Got the police bustin at me
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
Police bustin at me
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
Got the police bustin at me
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah

Not bitches over money
Stay on your grind nigga
My ambitions as a ridah!
My ambitions as a ridah!

So many battlefield scars while driven in plush cars
This life as a rap star is nothing without heart
Was born rough and rugged, addressing the mad public
My attitude was, "Fuck it," cause motherfuckers love it
To be a soldier, must maintain composure at ease
Though life is complicated, only what you make it to be
And my ambitions as a ridah to catch her
While she hot, and horny, go up inside her
Then I spit some game in her ear, "Go to the tele hoe"
Equipped with money and a Benz, cause bitch I'm barely broke
I'm smoking bomb-ass weed feeling crucial
From player to player, the game's tight, the feeling's mutual
From hustling and prayers, to breaking motherfuckers to pay-up
I got no time for these bitches, cause these hoes tried to play us
I'm on a meal-ticket mission, want a mil', so I'm wishing
Competition got me ripped, on that bullshit they stressing (boo-ya!)
I'ma rhyme though, clown hoes like it's mandatory
No guts no glory my nigga bitch got the game distorted
Now it's on and it's on because I said so
Can't trust a bitch in the bidness so I got with Death Row
Now these money hungry bitches getting suspicious
Started plotting and planning on schemes, to come and trick us
But Thug niggas be on point and game tight (yeah)
Me, Syke and Bogart, wrap it up the same night
Got problems then handle it, motherfuckers see me
These niggas is jealous cause deep in they heart they wanna be me
Uhh, yeah, and now ya got me right beside ya
Hopin you listen I catch you payin attention
To my amibitions as a ridah

[Chorus]
I won't deny it, I'ma straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me
My ambitions as a ridah
Got the police busting at me
But they can't do nothing to a G

(I won't deny it, I'ma straight ridah)
Peep it, it was my only wish to rise
Above these jealous coward motherfuckers I despise
When it's time to ride, I was the first off this side, give me the nine
I'm ready to die right here tonight, and mother fuck they life (yeah nigga!)
That's what they screaming as they drill me, but I'm hard to kill
So open fire, I see you kill me (that's all you niggas got?) witness my steel
Spitting at adversaries envious and after me
I'd rather die before they capture me, watch me bleed
Mama come rescue me I'm suicidal thinking thoughts
I'm innocent, so there'll be bullets flying when I'm caught
(Shoot!) Fuck doing jail time, better day, sacrifice
Won't get a chance to do me like they did my nigga Tyson
Thugging for life and if you right then nigga die for it
Let them other brothers try, at least you tried for it
When it's time to die to be a man you pick the way you leave
Fuck peace and the police, my ambitions as a ridah

[Chorus]

My murderous lyrics equipped with spirits of the Thugs before me
Pay off the block evade the cops cause I know they comin for me
I been hesitant to reappear, been away for years
Now I'm back my adversaries been reduced to tears
Question my methods to switch up speeds, sure as some bitches bleeds
Niggas'll feel the fire of my mother's corrupted seed
Blast me but they didn't finish, (buck buck buck buck buck)
Didn't diminish my powers
So now I'm back to be a motherfucking menace, they cowards
That's why they tried to set me up
Had bitch-ass niggas on my team, so indeed, they wet me up
But I'm back reincarnated, incarcerated
At the time I contemplate the way that God made it
Lace em with lyrics that's legendary, musical mercenary
For money, I'll have these motherfuckers buried (I been)
Getting much mail in jail, niggas telling me to kill it
Knowing when I get out, they gon' feel it
Witness the realest, a who ridah when I put the shit inside
The cry from all your people when they find her
Just remind ya, my history'll prove I been it
Revenge on them niggas that played me,
And all the cowards that was down with it
Now it's yo' nigga right beside ya
Hoping you listening, catch you paying attention
To my ambitions as a ridah

[Chorus: x2]


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"Ambitionz Az a Ridah" as written by Tupac Shakur Delmer Drew Arnaud

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  • +2
    General Commentits like a fucking poem
    onthesidelineson March 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentput the bass up in the car, oh yeah
    J0K3Ron March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm from philly and i think pacs the best. Definitely not just a cali thing. He could write for any circumstance and he was truly not afraid to die.
    jhendrix516on October 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems, like Pac is using that poetry he learned in school, the beat is so simple yet the flow of his lyrics fits with the beat perfectly, it's amazing.
    LoverDemonon September 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song was not released as a single when the album came out, but was many peoples favorite song on the whole double album
    anima69316on February 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya this song has wicked bass
    ryankiseron March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentunreleased track?

    It's the first track on his most popular album, and I know for a fact it's gets radio play, even today.


    Anyays, one of pac's best songs.

    Though there are very few true unconditional fans of 2pac (which i'm not one of, sorry, pac is 11th in my list) I think liking 2pac is more of a California thing than a true rap fan thing, I've never heard a true rap fan from outside of Cali say 2pac is the best. He's still a very talented rapper.
    D4MVPon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pure Westside Gangsta style rap. Tupac is the best rapper in terms of writers. His poetry doesnt need a beat it stands alone.
    Hee-Haw19on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the lyrics are incorrect when they mention Tupac saying:

    "This life as a rap star is nothin without heart:

    is really

    "This life as a rap star is nothin without GOD"

    also

    "addressin the mad public"

    is

    "addressing the mass public"
    ThoughtCriminalon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, amazing artist, one of a kind. I second the notions put forth by thoughtcriminal, the lyrics are written wrong and t.criminal got em right. This song, is what motivates me when i am down, keeps me going when the going gets tough. Wish we had more artists like Tupac.
    Maskedromeoon March 16, 2007   Link

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