My first name came from a slave in Babylon
Back in the day – rat in a cage
Raised in chains he trained like Rocky
But I mean his brain, not boxing
So he got sly like Stallone, got game like 50 Cent posse
Up first to work – on his coffee grind
In no time promoted to the king’s right hand
But no hype man – had to take the right stand
When the king made a statue of gold
And told the whole nation that they had to bow down to it
That or get tossed in a furnace
Shad and his boys said, ‘Boss, you can burn us
We can’t serve this statue – it’s worthless’
The king was mad but Shadrach wasn’t nervous
It must’ve been some strange phenomenon
They walked straight through the fire: Chaka Khan
Saved by a faith stronger than flames
If I’m half as brave then I’ll honour my name
I got a good name

I got a good name/ I represent more than my rep/ I’m sayin’, I got a good name (x2)

My last name’s come down some generations
Came down from an elevation high in the hills of a great nation
With a bright future
And a dark past
That won’t overshadow the hope ’cause the night’s passed -
Down from my grandfather
Who held down a village
Feel it when I touch down there
And now spillin’ in the same vein
As a good dad with a good name
You see, Shad’s pop always played bad cop
He had no badge though, we didn’t give him mad props
But now I respect it
I guess it’s perspective
In hindsight seeing it’s corrective
So when I get kids, if they get arrested
They gon’ get licks like breath mints – check it
He held a tough job down, held my mother’s hand
Handed down proud roots from my motherland
To my hometown
People say my name sound dope – no doubt
But that’s not why I’m most proud
I got a good name

S-H, S-H-A-D/ (Where I’m from)/ That explains me


Lyrics submitted by MoogLee

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