"Juicy" as written by Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, James Mtume and Jean Claude Olivier....
Yea, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me
I'd never amount to nothing, to all the people that lived above the
Buildings that I was hustling in front of that called the police on
Me when I was just trying to make some money to feed my daughter
And all the niggas in the struggle, you know what I'm saying?

It's all good baby baby

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt 'n' Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
I let my tape rock 'til my tape popped
Smokin' weed and Bambu, sippin' on Private Stock
Way back, when I had the red and black lumberjack
With the hat to match
Remember Rappin' Duke? duh-ha, duh-ha
You never thought that hip hop would take it this far
Now I'm in the limelight 'cause I rhyme tight
Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade
Born sinner, the opposite of a winner
Remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner
Peace to Ron G, Brucey B, Kid Capri
Funkmaster Flex, Lovebug Starski (wassup)
I'm blowin' up like you thought I would
Call the crib, same number same hood (that's right)
It's all good (it's alll good)
And if you don't know, now you know, nigga

You know very well who you are
Don't let 'em hold you down, reach for the stars
You had a few, but not that many
'Cause you're the only one I'll give you good and plenty

I made the change from a common thief
To up close and personal with Robin Leach
And I'm far from cheap, I smoke skunk with my peeps all day
Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way
The Moet and Alize keep me pissy
Girls used to diss me
Now they write letters cause they miss me
I never thought it could happen, this rappin stuff
I was too used to packin GATs and stuff
Now honeys play me close like butter play toast
From the Mississippi down to the east coast
Condos in Queens, indo for weeks
Sold out seats to hear Biggie Smalls speak
Livin life without fear
Puttin 5 karats in my baby girl's ears
Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool
Considered a fool cause I dropped out of high school
Stereotypes of a black male misunderstood
And it's still all good
Uh, and if you don't know, now you know, nigga

You know very well who you are
Don't let 'em hold you down, reach for the stars
You had a few, but not that many
'Cause you're the only one I'll give you good and plenty

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this
Fifty inch screen, money green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
Phone bill about two G's flat
No need to worry, my accountant handles that
And my whole crew is lounging
Celebrating every day, no more public housing
Thinking back on my one-room shack
Now my mom pimps a Ac with minks on her back
And she loves to show me off, of course
Smiles every time my face is up in The Source
We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us
No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us
Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay
Uh, damn right I like the life I live
'Cause I went from negative to positive
And it's all

(It's all good)

Aand if you don't know, now you know, nigga

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Juicy" as written by James Mtume Christopher Wallace

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, JELLYBEAN MUSIC GROUP

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  • +4
    General Comment" I think theres something strange about this song...
    i thought buggie died in 97 a few weeks after tupac??? but on this hes talking about the world trade blowing up which was in 2001
    some explain this please!!!"

    The World Trade Centre was attacked by a car bomb in 1993. It's quite common knowledge...
    bugmenoton October 20, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAll the people arguing about eastside westside etc need to take a step back and actually listen to the music. The eastside westside bravado was just that, an act. Do you honestly think 2pac or Biggie would dislike someone cos of where they were from? it's just one of those things guys do with their friends,. act tough for no reason. You have to remember 2pac and biggie were best mates before, and the beef was because they fell out, not because of where they were from.

    Good rap is good rap, regardless of where it came from, and the very fact they made diss raps and stuff showed they had respect for each other, so to dismiss one so readily is to go against the whole point of it.
    KurupTon December 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis Song, respect and Suicidal thoughts aka hold ya head really got me started on biggie who is arguably the best rapper of all time. This song talks about growing up poor like lots of rappers then become big and famous
    "Now im in the lime light cus i rhyme tight"
    SDRAWKCAB-FOWARDSon December 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about how Biggie foudn a more positive thing, his rapping talents and it made him big and he didn't have to sell drugs and steal and all that negative shit. Shows people can make themselves better if they try.
    starfireon December 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI totally cosign with that sammySam dude. This is all about Biggie rise and falls since he keeps going back and forth between his rough days and his brand new lavish lifestyle.

    Quote someone saying, Biggie referred to 1993 World Trade Center attack with his "Time to get paid blow up like the world trade" punchline but as far as i am concerned he is referring to international trades which went through an agressive expansion from 1980's fall.

    Was too young back then but international trades were necessarily all up in the news back in 1994 first months when Biggie wrote his song "juicy" - he reporteadly wrote all "ready to die" radio-friendly song in 1994 - cause of the Marakech agreements and the World Trade Organization project. International trades litterally blown up whereas the World Trade Center suffered a serious attack but wasn't blown out of it.....

    This being said how do you guys interpret the end of the hook when those Total girls sing "cause you're the only one, i'll give you good and plenty".

    I know they kinda shout out to Mtume's tune but i feel like it doesn't fit to the rest of the hook.
    I mean it makes sense on "juicy fruit" cause shorty sings about how special her man his saying "you're the only love/that gives me good and plenty" and - until someone proves me the opposite - it doesn't in Biggie's "Juicy"

    Still a great tune though, east coast rap saviour.
    echo19on February 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuh.. so this means that BG has ceom up from the world and bitch-slapped everyone who says he wasn't going to be shit... and now he's pimping and living the good life...
    odelayihon February 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthell yeah, this song is the ishhhhh...i also love the REAL song "juicy fruit" by Mtume...check it out...ridiculous
    Soukinion April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthell yeah, this song is the ishhhhh...i also love the REAL song "juicy fruit" by Mtume...check it out...ridiculous
    Soukinion April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBiggie is the fuckin man
    XDelirium-TriggerXon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song got me hooked on biggie. RIP nigga
    KonArtiston September 06, 2002   Link

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