Yo, uh. Yo.

Yo, I don't really like to, but, um
Yo, I don't really like to, but, um
I put the smack down like it's rehab
Make sure that there's no relapse with these cats
Y'all cowards couldn't rap this dope with a Zig Zag
I let my lips drag, spittin' with that big swag
It's sad all these wannabes
Wanted to be Jay then K. West, wanna be
Star of the Roc; Kid, you're not Sean Connery
But like The Rock I'm surrounded by watery flows
Still it really don't bother me
Fake ballers, weak game, less polished than Bell Wallace's while I breed
Quality music getting quality spins
Y'all stay second rate Chingys at the Quality Inn
Now that's a joke to a real rapper
I could decrease the skill factor and I'd still make you feel whacker
Ah gee, now you got me cocky
Cats say, "You the illest"; I'm like, "Nah b, nah b, nah b..."
Well OK, probably, but that's just only 'cause I rap like it's my hobby
Not a jobby-job all sloppy, gettin' off-key
Y'all Mad as March trying to knock off the top seed
I'm in the mix like Roxy
So hot he even get props from neo-Nazis
Now I don't really like to
Yo, I don't really like to
I don't really like to

I don't like to start verses with I, y'know, but, um
iTunes, eye-patch
I'm in the same boat where the pirates be
Tell 'em I'm down with that pirate steed
They don't buy it, I say don't buy it--pirate me
If it's ill, it'll spread virally fom my received folders to
Appearin' in the love that the crowds show
If it sound dope, keep it on the download
Keep it real, player with the volume cranked
And I'll be ballin like Tim Duncan, callin' bank
Cash banked it, but the bank said
That my check's been bouncing like the bankhead
So I'm bad like credit while they bear styles
More plain than the air miles; borrowed metaphors from mega-stores to get rewards
We get 'em open automatic like the exit doors
And take a step higher, y'all just gotta press the floor
And step out; in faith, it's OK to confess doubt
Knowin' how it feels to be stressed out
Tribe called Mapquest-style poems I sketch out
To find the best route home
Don't live in your dome for too long
You end up like that Tiffany song, thinking we're alone
We all get older, we don't all get grown
'Cause some of y'all don't really like to
Y'all don't really like to
Y'all don't really like to
Y'all don't really like to


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    My InterpretationHere's what I got out of it:

    Hello.

    I don't necessarily enjoy explaining the truth.

    I can rap well and with style.

    Other rappers try to match my skill level with little to no success.

    The influence of drugs will still not allow other rappers to reach my skill level.

    The existence of so many bad rappers makes me sad but it doesn't notably upset me.

    While other rappers struggle, I maintain a sizable fan base and consistently produce good music.

    Good rappers laugh at bad ones.

    Even when reverting to a lesser quality rap, I still rap better than all others.

    I'm conscious of my cockiness and feel bad, but at the same time feel as though I have earned the right to be cocky by rapping with precision.

    This precision is a by-product of enjoying the art of performing.

    Others are jealous of my elevated status and conspire against me to receive similar levels of social acceptance and respect.

    My music is appreciated by a wide and diverse audience.

    I don't necessarily enjoy starting lyrical sentences with obviously lazy prose.

    I empathize with people who download music illegally and don't mind if they download my music illegally.

    My reward comes from audience participation at shows and not monetary gain.

    I believe file sharing allows for successful viral attention toward albums and is evident in crowd participation at my shows.

    My rapping can be metaphorically represented by paralleling it to the successful career of a popular basketball player.

    Certain downfalls in life, such as being very poor, can lead people to feel doubtful and worried about their life.

    I can relate to feelings of doubt and stress and would like to tell my audience that they can overcome their problems with hard work and the right mental attitude.

    Writing poems helps me figure out where I need to be headed in life. I draw some of my influence from certain pioneers of underground rap.

    Be aware that constant thinking can become burdensome, at a point, and manifest into a quite dissatisfying existential nightmare.

    Certain people don't necessarily value human growth.

    CurrentlyTranscendingon October 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"They don't buy it, I say don't buy it--pirate me
    If it's ill, it'll spread virally fom my received folders to
    Appearin' in the love that the crowds show
    If it sound dope, keep it on the download
    Keep it real, player with the volume cranked
    And I'll be ballin like Tim Duncan, callin' bank
    Cash banked it, but the bank said
    That my check's been bouncing like the bankhead
    So I'm bad like credit while they bear styles
    More plain than the air miles; borrowed metaphors from mega-stores to get rewards"

    Shad is an amazing emcee and I SO wish there were more hip hop artists like him out there.
    LilyBearon January 02, 2010   Link

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