"School Of Hard Knocks" as written by Noah Bernardo, Paul Sandoval, Mark Daniels and Marcos Curiel....
[Chorus]
We from the school, the school of hard knocks
Who's ready to rock? (ready to rock)
Are you ready to rock? (ready to rock)
Round'n up suckaz, knock'em, knock'em out the box

Graduate at 13, the streets made me a scholar
Flood the microphone, one by one, hear'em holler
The sure shoots, rock box, rhym'n on blasted beats
Mics on my side, they call me hip hop along cassidy
Rap'n catasrophe, but only time will tell
Could we excel and rock bells like ll
Made me feel i was ill, music euphoria
Went to the doctor, d.o.c gave me the formula
Hey young world, the world is yours
Turned my whole wide world into metaphors

You kept me straight, when times got hard
So let me reminisce over you my god

[Chorus]

I came through the door, i said it before
We pioneers, redefining hardcore
You want more mc's and dj's
Dues we pays 8 out of 7 days
In many ways, i've seen a lot go around
Pound for pound from s.d to boogie down
We've been around, bout as round as they come
From all yes y'alls, to dumb ditty dumb dumb
See this is philosophy, on the industry
That there ain't no other brothaz bout as bad as we
You see my squad stays on point
Rock this funky joint.
Can you dig it?

[Chorus]


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"School of Hard Knocks" as written by Mark Daniels Marcos Curiel

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    General Commenti dont know but it rocked live at the glasgow, barrolands
    PayableOnDeathon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like it is a song about how the band was riased in the gettho and then made it big.
    killpopon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey also rocked at K-Rockathon. What C.D. can I find this on?
    Slaphead54on August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou can find it in the Little Nicky soundtrack
    hatebreederon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and i watch little nicky everyday!
    Awesome awesome song i love it!
    Music video is a little strange but ...hey it's a good song!
    creed_rocks13on July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"They call me Hip Hop Along Cassidy."

    Wow, inspired. I'm sure they get as much respect from the hip-hop scene as they do from rock.
    Viroon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWTF killpop. Do you even know what a ghetto is. Most of POD grew up in the suburbs of San Diego.. this song seems a bit of a contrast to their interview on [v]
    Hmmmm...
    Smavieon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song describes how all Sonny ever wanted to do was be a singer/rapper from when he was growing up, that he was sure he was good enough because people told him he was great and he was sure all it took was time to get to the top

    "flood the microphone, one by one, hear'em holler
    the sure shoots, rock box, rhym'n on blasted beats
    mics on my side, they call me Hip Hop Along Cassidy
    rap'n catasrophe, but only time will tell
    could we excel and rock bells like LL"


    The second verse talks about how he got to the top, but it want easy and they had to play a lot of small gigs, but it paid off..

    "dues we pays 8 out of 7 days
    in many ways, I've seen a lot go around
    pound for pound from S.D to Boogie Down
    we've been around, bout as round as they come"
    spiralnapkinon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA self-correction: The second verse talks about how he got to the top but it WASNT easy...
    spiralnapkinon June 11, 2008   Link

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