"(Rap) Superstar" as written by Larry Muggerud and Louis Freese....
Most people don't see how much work is really involved
In this rap shit
I didn't know it
I didn't see it
I never saw it until I was actually in it
You really gotta be in it
To understand what its like
But you always gotta
People always gotta see your smile
You always gotta put on that fake
You know what I'm saying
No matter what you just been through

So you want to be a rap superstar
And live large a big house
5 cars, you're in charge
Comin up in the world
Don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly

I remember the days when I was a young kid growing up
Looking in the mirror dreaming about blowing up
To rock crowds make money
Chill wit the honies
Sign autographs and whatever the people want from me
Shits funny
How impossible cream manifest in the games that be coming with it
Never the less you gotta go for the gusto
But you don't know about the blood sweat and tears
And losing some of your peers
And losing some of your self
Music has past gone by
Hopefully you don't manifest for the wrong guy
Egomaniac in the brainiac
Don't know how to act
Shits deep
48 tracks
Studio gangsta mack
Sign a deal emcees want to make a mill
But never will
Till he crosses over still
Feeling no hate
But fantasies come wit these
Just to sacrifice the taste of makin cheese
You want to be a rap superstar in the biz
And take shit from people who don't know what it is
I wish it was all fun and games
But the price of fame is high
And some can't pay to play
Trapped in what you rapping about
Tell me what happened when you lost clout
The rout you took started collapsing
No fans
No fame
No respect
No change
No women
And everyone shits on your name

So you want to be a rap superstar
And live large
A big house
5 cars
The rent charged
Coming up in the world don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly
To be a rap superstar
And live large
A big house
5 cars
The rent charged
Coming up in the world don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly

When you sign to a record label
You don't know you sign your life over
And these whiteboys don't care about you
'cause the minute you fall off
They'll find another Noreaga
And they'll find another Capone-n-Noreaga
And they'll find another be -Real
So you need to just keep
Stack your chips up
Do what you gotta do while your hot
And motherfucking get out the game
Stick to the drug game
And the drug game is even worse
Because if someone jerks you
You can shoot em and kill me
But in this game if someone jerks you
You gotta be humble

No matter what you just been through
Shit has gotta be right
You gotta approach people
You gotta be on the up and up
And everything gotta be all good
When you see someone slap hands with em
You know what I'm sayin give em a pound
Or whatever it is
But you always gotta act like it ain't shit

So you want to be a rap superstar
And live large
A big house
5 cars
The rent charged
Coming up in the world don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly
To be a rap superstar
And live large
A big house
5 cars
The rent charged
Coming up in the world don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly

My own son don't know me
Sitting up in the hotel room lonely
But I thank god I'm wit my homies
But sometimes I wish I was back home
But only no radio or videos
'cause they show me no love
The phony gotta hit the road slowly
So the record gets pushed by Sony
I'm in the middle like monie
And the press say that
My own people disowned me
And the best way back
Is to keep your head straight
Never inflate the cranium
Your crew worried about them honies at the palladium
Who just want to cling on swing on
And so on and go on and fall off
The hoes fall off
To the next rap superstar
Wit no shame give him a year
And they'll be right out the game
The same as the last one
Who came before him
Gained fame
Started getting ignored
I warned him
Assured him
This ain't easy take it from weezy
Sleezy people want to be cheesey
They talking evil

So you want to be a rap superstar
And live large
A big house
5 cars
The rent charged
Coming up in the world don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly
To be a rap superstar
And live large
A big house
5 cars
The rent charged
Coming up in the world don't trust nobody
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly


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"(Rap) Superstar" as written by Louis M. Freeze Larry Muggerud

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    General Commentgeez... on all the songs i go to no one ever posts anything. this is one of cypress hills best songs, since all there new shit sucks, no offense to cypress hill listeners, but whatever.
    asilbaby23on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe Rock Superstar version of this song is such an awesome Cypress Hill song, its one of those songs you turn up real loud and just kinda drive faster than u should with the windows down kinda songs.
    LiveUrLifeon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like rock superstar better but they're both good lol
    psycochicon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning of this song is easy to find it shows you life of a rock superstar but theres a small message its saying that once your a rock superstar you can go out and have people not give you respect or you can keep going until death than that shows you cant live your life
    Incesticide80on June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think both versions are good. But I'd have to say that their album "Stoned Raiders" (which is pretty recent) was pretty damn good, so I don't think all of their new stuff sucks. Haven't heard anything off their newest album, though.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about "yeah...I've got millions and a huge house, 5 cars and a Bentley, but my life is really hard and you should feel for me". Whatever. Talk to someone who's worked in a factory for 40 years and is no further ahead than he was when he started and rap about that shit.
    Dinguseson March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! The first song I heard from cypress and I think rock version is alot better,rap version suck
    Hybrid Sinisteron December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI find it to be about the things that are lost due to fame. The man who has only been in the factory for 40 years in some ways rich comparatively speaking. He has something that those who sought and obtained fame (in the way described) can never get back. The song is something like warning. The "life" is real, but there's so many lies, so many things you just may not expect. But I like to read the positive into things if I can see it, so what do I know.
    ThisIsntAMadeUpNameon April 24, 2007   Link

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