[1] - [2Pac singing in background 2X]
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me
Got the police bustin at me
But they can't do nuttin to a G

(Let's get ready to ruuumbllle!!)

[1] - [2Pac speaking over background]
Now you know how we do it like a G
What really go on in the mind of a nigga
that get down for theirs
Constantly, money over bitches

[2] - [2Pac singing in background starts to overlap/repeat]
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me
Got the police bustin at me
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
Police bustin at me
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah / Got the police bustin at me
I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah..

[2] - [2Pac speaking over background]
Not bitches over money
Stay on your grind nigga
My ambitions as a ridah!
My ambitions as a ridah!

So many battlefield scars while driven in plush cars
This life as a rap star is nothin without heart
Was born rough and rugged, addressin the mad public
My attitude was, "Fuck it," cause motherfuckers love it
To be a soldier, must maintain composure at ease
Though life is complicated, only what you make it to be
Uhh, and my ambitions as a ridah to catch her
while she hot, and horny, go up inside her
Then I spit some game in her ear, "Go to the tele hoe"
Equipped with money and a Benz, cause bitch I'm barely broke
I'm smokin bomb-ass weed feelin crucial
From player to player, the game's tight, the feeling's mutual
From hustlin and prayers, to breakin motherfuckers to pay-up
I got no time for these bitches, cause these hoes tried to play us
I'm on a meal-ticket mission, want a mil', so I'm wishin
Competition got me ripped, on that bullshit they stressin (boo-yaa!)
I'ma rhyme though, clown hoes like it's manditory
No guts no glory my nigga bitch got the game distorted
Now it's on and it's on because I said so
Can't trust a bitch in the bidness so I got with Death Row
Now these money hungry bitches gettin suspicious
Started plottin and plannin on schemes, to come and trick us
But Thug niggaz be on point and game tight (yeah)
Me, Syke and Bogart, wrap it up the same night
Got problems then handle it, motherfuckers see me
These niggaz is jealous cause deep in they heart they wanna be me
Uhh, yeah, and now ya got me right beside ya
Hopin you listen I catch you payin attention
to my amibitions as a ridah

[Chorus: 2Pac]

[singing] I won't deny it, I'ma straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me
[singing] My ambitions as a ridah
[singing] Got the police bustin at me
But they can't do nuttin to a G

(I won't deny it, I'ma straight ridah)
Peep it.. it was my only wish to rise
above these jealous coward mutherfuckers I despise
When it's time to ride, I was the first off this side, give me the nine
I'm ready to die right here tonight, and motherfuck they life (yeah nigga!)
That's what they screamin as they drill me, but I'm hard to kill
So open fire, I see you kill me (that's all you niggaz got?) witness my steel
Spittin at adversaries envious and after me
I'd rather die before they capture me, watch me bleed
Mama come rescue me I'm suicidal thinkin thoughts
I'm innocent, so there'll be bullets flyin when I'm caught
(Shoot!) Fuck doin jail time, better day, sacrifice
Won't get a chance to do me like they did my nigga Tyson
Thuggin for life and if you right then nigga die for it
Let them other brothers try, at least you tried for it
When it's time to die to be a man you pick the way you leave
Fuck peace and the police, my ambitions as a ridah


My murderous lyrics equipped with spirits of the Thugs before me
Pay off the block evade the cops cause I know they comin for me
I been hesitant to reappear, been away for years
Now I'm back my adversaries been reduced to tears
Question my methods to switch up speeds, sure as some bitches bleeds
niggaz'll feel the fire of my mother's corrupted seed
Blast me but they didn't finish, (buck buck buck buck buck)
didn't diminish my powers
so now I'm back to be a motherfuckin menace, they cowards
That's why they tried to set me up
Had bitch-ass niggaz on my team, so indeed, they wet me up
But I'm back reincarnated, incarcerated
At the time I contemplate the way that God made it
Lace em with lyrics that's legendary, musical mercenary
For money, I'll have these motherfuckers buried (I been)
gettin much mail in jail, niggaz tellin me to kill it
Knowin when I get out, they gon' feel it
Witness the realest, a whoridah when I put the shit inside
the cry from all your people when they find her
Just remind ya, my history'll prove I been it
Revenge on them niggaz that played me,
and all the cowards that was down widdit
Now it's yo' nigga right beside ya
Hopin you listenin, catch you payin attention
to my ambitions as a ridah

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  • +2
    General Commentits like a fucking poem
    onthesidelineson March 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentput the bass up in the car, oh yeah
    J0K3Ron March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm from philly and i think pacs the best. Definitely not just a cali thing. He could write for any circumstance and he was truly not afraid to die.
    jhendrix516on October 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems, like Pac is using that poetry he learned in school, the beat is so simple yet the flow of his lyrics fits with the beat perfectly, it's amazing.
    LoverDemonon September 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song was not released as a single when the album came out, but was many peoples favorite song on the whole double album
    anima69316on February 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya this song has wicked bass
    ryankiseron March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentunreleased track?

    It's the first track on his most popular album, and I know for a fact it's gets radio play, even today.

    Anyays, one of pac's best songs.

    Though there are very few true unconditional fans of 2pac (which i'm not one of, sorry, pac is 11th in my list) I think liking 2pac is more of a California thing than a true rap fan thing, I've never heard a true rap fan from outside of Cali say 2pac is the best. He's still a very talented rapper.
    D4MVPon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pure Westside Gangsta style rap. Tupac is the best rapper in terms of writers. His poetry doesnt need a beat it stands alone.
    Hee-Haw19on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the lyrics are incorrect when they mention Tupac saying:

    "This life as a rap star is nothin without heart:

    is really

    "This life as a rap star is nothin without GOD"


    "addressin the mad public"


    "addressing the mass public"
    ThoughtCriminalon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, amazing artist, one of a kind. I second the notions put forth by thoughtcriminal, the lyrics are written wrong and t.criminal got em right. This song, is what motivates me when i am down, keeps me going when the going gets tough. Wish we had more artists like Tupac.
    Maskedromeoon March 16, 2007   Link

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