2000 Album Lyrics by Joey Badass


Joey Badass Lyrics

2000 Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

The Baddest

You ain't know I could play the piano, did you, nigga?
Can you say New York City?
Now as we proceed
To give you what you need (Bad Boy)
Ladies and gentleman
And I say New York City
I'd like to introduce to you
You know it's a vibe
He is
Said he the baddest motherf*cka in town

I could take five years off 'cause my shit is timeless (yeah)
My core got my back so I'm standing on my promise (right)
Theses niggas only backed by they labels, they all spineless (facts)
I'm backed by popular demand and on that timing (come on, yeah)
I popped out 2012, y'all wasn't outside then
Ten years later, tell me why y'all still hiding?
Niggas know who greater, f*ck your favorite, I'm the greatest
They never could degrade us and I did it with no major
I made a lane for niggas by going my own way (ah, come on)
I paved the way for a lot of these rappers you see today
So act like you know, bitch, I been had the flow, penetrating souls
Who the best MC's? Kenny, Joey and Cole, the holy trinity
This that '95 Till Infinity energy
Knowing when I'm gone, they'll forever remember me (yeah, yeah)
So show me love while I'm still in the vicinity (show love)
And show no sympathy for niggas who be moving finicky

Ooh, and I like it
I like it (can you say New York City? Yeah)
Ooh, and I like it
Oh, baby (can you say New York City?)
Ooh, and I like it (know I'm sayin'?)
I like it (can you say New York City?)
Ooh, and I like it (all the time shit)
(Y'all like that)

It's been a minute and I still kick a style with no gimmicks (yeah)
Took some time off, now we back in this (you gotta get at it)
What you niggas thought I was finished?
I'm offended, I'm just getting replenished
Mc's getting diminished when I'm in attendance (yeah)
Get finished like a sentence, period
Never is my light dimming (damn, come on)
My shine is serious, a born star (don't stop)
These other niggas ain't on par
Who want spar? I got war scars (who want spar?)
Two AR's and four scars (let's go)
9 on my waist like a corsage, 'cause I talk large (let's go)
These small town niggas ain't trying to see us goin' far
Word to Khaled, yo, they hate to see you winning (come on)
They wanna see your life ending
Lights out, striking out in my ninth inning
Wiped out, they wonder how I just stay grinning (yeah, let's go)
'Cause we came a long way since the beginning
Everything iced out, that's just how I'm living (come on, yeah, Bad Boy)
(That's how I'm livin')

Ooh, and I like it
I like it (can you say New York City?)
Ooh, and I like it
Oh, baby (can you say New York City?)
Ooh, and I like it
I like it (can you say New York City?)
Ooh, and I like it
(Can you say?)

Come on
The baddest stay down always from beginning to end
You know I'm saying?
Just get back to who we are, you know I'm saying?
Like the baddest
Take that



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Make Me Feel

Something in the way you make me feel
Feel, feel (Statik Selektah)
Tell you, baby
Something in the way you make me feel
Feel, feel, uh

When opportunity meets preparation
I'm goin' off like a detonation
I want it all, f*ck a reparation
I do it all with no hesitation
F*ck a punchline, I hit 'em with a combination
Like this shit was second nature
Layin' down the law like this shit is legislature
Alligator jaws sayin' ain't nobody greater
I bow my head and do my numbers like it's nothin' major
Over time, I've been too humble, time to up the wager
Eight figures later, got my life all figured out
Gotta have tunnel vision if you wanna make it out
No fear of missin' out
Ten thousand hours in, now it's time to make it count
Investin' ten percent of whatever in my bank account
Just in case we see bad weather, I hit a nice amount
You don't really lose on stocks, never, 'less you take 'em out
Thinkin' 'bout puttin' some equity in another house
Thin line between brevity and longevity
One thing I never sacrifice is integrity
I ain't nothin' like these rappers that's in disparity
None of these niggas is seein' me, just for clarity
Rest in peace to Steez and Jun', they put the battery inside my back
Now I'm back to leave a casualty and flee the scene casually
I ain't even gotta aim, it's all hip accuracy
Amen in Jesus name, my niggas still gon' blast for me
Niggas got audacity thinkin' they could come after me
Runnin' this shit on these tracks just like an athlete
Automatic classic when Joey get on a Statik beat
All my bars are appreciate with time like a Patek Philippe
Ooh, I been thrivin'
New Presi' on my wrist, call it Joe Biden
If I shoot, I never miss, I'ma keep firin'
The flow tirin', I woke up and chose violence
Product of my environment walkin' in my alignment
I'm the reason why niggas talkin' 'bout retirement
I'm the reason why niggas often have been silent
Bow down to your highness, Brooklyn's finest
This flow make 'em think there's something wrong with their sinus
I came up from the underground and had to keep climbin'
I peep game like Jay, that's why he didn't sign
And keep the game at bay like the 49ers
47 shit, Steezy lookin' down smilin'
Stars keep alignin' so we gotta keep shinin'
I'm rare cut like a motherf*ckin' pink diamond
The irony, I been the one you niggas underminin', nigga
This is somethin' to remind 'em
Hidden in the rough, where you find 'em
Shine so bright that it just might blind 'em
Your favorite rappers wouldn't be enough if you combined them niggas

Something in the way you make me feel
No tolerance for violators, that won't fly haters (feel)
Had enough of y'all fakers, took a hiatus (feel)
Got floor to ceiling windows with the view of skyscrapers (tell you, baby)
Something in the way you make me feel
Feel, feel
And it makes me feel real good



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Where I Belong

Uh, uh, uh-uh
Yeah (Static Selektah)

Back on the set like I never left
I'm takin' steps to be the best 'til they lay me to rest
Vvs upon my chest they got them DVS
Ain't no tints on my two-door, I want them see it's us
'Cause if I paid enough them f*ckers better see me comin' (right)
I used to drive my momma bucket, ridin' 'round frontin'
On Snyder Avenue, buildin' number thirty-four hunnid
I gave this shit my all or nothin', now my bank bustin'
I'm livin' plush', new crib cost a mili' plus (yes)
Six figures on every art piece that's hangin' up (yup)
You little niggas still spendin' on the obvious (yup)
And if you think I'm flexin' now, just wait 'til I re-up (uh)
And just to sum it up, we shinin' all year long
When I was comin' up they tried to tell me that was wrong
I had to run it up, and now I'm right where I belong
If all my niggas dead and gone, I gotta carry on (peace)

I pray the Lord have mercy on a nigga soul
We reminiscin', reminiscin' like it's all we know
Take hollow tips and extra clips everywhere we go
'Cause I be takin' risk every time that I hit the dough
I pray the Lord have mercy on a nigga soul
We reminiscin', reminiscin' like it's all we know
Take hollow tips and extra clips everywhere we go
'Cause I be takin' risk every time that I hit the dough

Yo (yo)
Tryna get my thoughts together
I say a prayer every day, hopin' it all get better
I talk to God a lot, these verses is like open letters
I know that nothin' really last forever
Like the past, the future don't exist, I know it's foul
But never focused on the present, know my presence is a gift
Just so happen to be good at rappin', that would be my niche
I was only like six when my cousin Richie Rich
Wrote my first verse for me that I would never forget
And since then I was never known to leave a microphone alone
Often took the long way home just to get those off my dome
Momma blowin' up my phone, leave a message at the tone
I was gettin' in my zone, at times I felt so alone
Like how it feel to know that you the best and nobody know?
Every punchline a chin check and a body blow
With all disrespect, you niggas still ain't f*ckin' with me though
And never was, every time they thought they had me down
I just leveled up

They all frauds
I'm from Brooklyn, I rep Brooklyn all day
They killed Biggie
Y'all niggas is killin' us and you f*ckin'-
This world is about money, money revolve around money

I pray the Lord have mercy on a nigga soul (just know that I'm from Brooklyn)
We reminiscin', reminiscin' like it's all we know
Take hollow tips and extra clips everywhere we go
'Cause I be takin' risk every time that I hit the dough

Yeah, yeah, yeah, you like that?
Hey, motherf*ckers
Joey Bada$$ has just moved, bitch
We talkin' New York, Brooklyn, motherf*cker
Joey's the illest motherf*cker doin' this rap shit, you dig?
And go and buy this motherf*cker shit right now
And tell your grandmother to get it too, motherf*ckers
I want an album, motherf*cker



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Brand New 911

Woo (brrt)
Uh-oh, yeah
Yeah (Badmon)

Brand new 911 off the lot (off the lot, yeah)
It ain't even cost me a lot (uh, yeah)
Took that bitch back to the block (to the block, uh)
Heard a nigga just got (boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom)
Uh

The God within me won't allow these niggas to attempt me (ah)
I keep the piece full, squeeze until my clip is empty
They resent me 'cause I'm countin' all these blessings Heaven sent me (ah)
I copped the 911, now I'm thinkin' 'bout the Bentley, ya get me? (Yeah, yeah)
I had to take the shit, nobody lent me (woo, nobody)
Except me, so I can give a f*ck if you accept me (yeah)
One thing that's for sure, bitch, you gon' respect me (right)
Look I'ma flex, just do your best not sweat the technique (uh, no)
'Cause behind the smoke and mirrors niggas all reflect me (they all)
And I would f*ck with your bitches if my aura let me (at all)
Or if you all would just tune into my frequencies (yeah)
We exposed the secrecy, screamin', "Rest in peace to Steez" (rest in peace)
We all got the power, you just gotta peek and see for yourself
'Cause when you stay connected to source, you won't need nothin' else
Still I went and copped me the Porsche, just for my mental health
I guess I couldn't help myself, I'm screamin' out (sjrrt)

Brand new 911 off the lot (off the lot, skrrt)
It ain't even cost me a lot (uh, yeah, whoop)
Took that bitch back to the block (to the block, uh)
Heard a nigga just got (boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom)

Brand new 911 off the lot (off the lot, skrrt)
It ain't even cost me a lot (uh, yeah, whoop)
Took that bitch back to the block (to the block, uh)
Heard a nigga just got got (boom, boom, boom)

Ayy, yo, you wear Dior, bitches adore you
The first time I got knocked was on Madison
Normal fees, cheffin' dope up for you (ah)
Baddie in the Bentley truck, spoil all your baes
Outter space, if I'm livin', then I'm loyal
911 with the wing, couple bodies on the scene (skrrt)
That's when Naya had the face, but the body was Jeanine (ah)
That's when feds had that steam
Just missed me by a second
Now my nigga locked, stressin'
Made his locker look like Precious
Shoot that chopper, send that message
It's our block now (it's our block now)
Shoot that chopper, send that message
This our block now, ayy, yo (this our block now)
Watch how I aviate, Benz drive from '88 (skrrt)
My nigga got thirty years left, he doin' day for day (ah)
He don't give a f*ck, he on his bunk drinkin' Ace of Spades
Sos just came home, we had our Timbs tailor-made



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Cruise Control

Livin' in a world so cold
Keep a nigga on ten toes
Where I'm headed only Lord knows
Said I'm droppin' my top down on cruise control (uh)

Thirty million by age thirty
Motivated to reach my goals, trust me I ain't worried
'Bout weak minded bitches and hoes
These low life niggas who ain't got no self control
Been feelin' hungry and
They just ain't feedin' my soul, I had to let go
A lot of people that I really thought were there for me (facts)
Were just in my way, holdin' on the fact of what we used to be back in the day
Niggas ain't gon meet me halfway, I ain't finna wait
Had to cut the dead weight just so I could elevate and levitate
Now let me set the record straight
Every day I meditate 'cause I'm the one they love to hate
Focus on the bigger picture, tryna find a better way
'Cause I ain't finna cut myself short
Money gettin' longer, but happiness never been bought (facts)
The type of shit I'll teach to my daughter
Never was taught to me when I was younger
'Cause that shit wasn't even a thought
(Wasn't even a thought)

Livin' in a world so cold (so cold)
Keep a nigga on ten toes (ten toes)
Where I'm headed only Lord knows
Said I'm droppin' my top down on cruise control

Livin' in a world so cold (so cold)
Keep a nigga on ten toes (ten toes)
Where I'm headed only Lord knows (Lord knows)
Said I'm droppin' my top down on cruise control

Droppin' my top down on cruise control
Droppin' my top down on cruise control

It was all a dream, came in this at seventeen
Me and my Pro Era team focused on the better things
Tryna stack cheddar cream, rule everything (uh)
Foot up on the pedaling never settlin'
I'm full steam ahead of them, ten year veteran
How you figure? Name a nigga that I ain't better than, my flow iller
Still it's the cure like medicine, the cold killer
Glock tucked inside the letterman by Pro Era
I swear this shit couldn't be more clearer
It's like I'm lookin' through a whole mirror
I could see the vision so I live like it's my last day
And everything I want just tryna meet me halfway
I try to stay calm but niggas tryna blast me
The ski mask way lookin' for a fast pay, so I stay
Armed and alarmed 'cause I ain't tryna go the fast way
It's a marathon you can't treat it like a drag race

Yo, what's your name again?
I know you from where? High school?
I don't know you, man
Loser

Livin' in a world so cold (so cold)
Keep a nigga on ten toes (ten toes)
Where I'm headed only Lord knows
Said I'm droppin' my top down on cruise control

Livin' in a world so cold (so cold)
Keep a nigga on ten toes (ten toes)
Where I'm headed only Lord knows (Lord knows)
Said I'm droppin' my top down on cruise control

Droppin' my top down on cruise control
Droppin' my top down on cruise control

Ladies and gentleman
Your man, Mr. Nasir Jones is proud to present
My man, Jo-Vaughn
Some of you mo'f*ckers know him as Joey Bada$$
Wise man, this man has age on him like he's been here before
Yet he's a young king, ya heard?
Everybody in the back, quiet down
Get ready for some real shit
I introduce to you, a great one
You know him as, Joey Bada$$



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Eulogy

Huh (ha)
I love that mic
a month's when all you niggas get ready to do this shit, man
(vibe)
Shit is a honor
It's a honor, really
Yeah (Badmon)
Uh

Lookin' at my generation
Overdosed on blue pills, caught up in the Matrix
Gotta spread love though 'cause its a lot of hatred
Know it's a marathon and these mothaf*ckers racist
Everybody's dangerous, posing with a stainless
Just to be famous
It's like you gotta be brainless, for real
Kids believing in things that ain't even real
They thought he was a gangster, they thought he'd never tell
Time will tell, it reveals and it heals, so I chill
Another day, another deal, made another mil'
But what do that mean, when these kids still gettin' killed
All for no reason? RIP my cousin Rell, yo, I'm still grievin'
That's why I'm usually unavail' but what I need a call for help for?
Bitch, I put myself on, niggas behind bars vent to me on my cell phone
Hate it when they gotta leave the message at the dial tone
But they know I gotta do me if we gon' eat, so I proceed
To unleash the beast then decease the beats, let me speak my peace
And if you reach I teach, I'm holding heat because I'm knowing the streets
I ain't proud about it but I wouldn't ride without it, ay
Push me to my limit, bet you see I'm 'bout it, 'bout it
Can these niggas f*ck with me? I highly doubt it
I'm mildly psychotic, hide a body in the truck
And still hit the hydraulics and probably forget about it
The flows is hypnotic, see through the trick knowledge
Never did college and I still raise scholars
F*ck tuition, you could buy my album for like eight dollars
Best money that you'll ever spend, I promise
Best money that you'll ever spend, I promise
Best money that you'll ever lend, I promise
Best money (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

This for my niggas sittin' on them big wheels
Mamis in them six inch heels
And to my haters who will never know how this shit feels
This shit get real, yo, uh
This for my niggas sittin' on them big wheels
And my mamis in them six inch heels
And to my haters who will never know how this shit feels
This shit get real, uh, uh

Ancient teachings on the wall
Hop in the van, bust a cap then we off
Welcome to the upper echelon, stretch ya arm
I'm feelin' synonymous to Nastradamus
A moving monument, can't die anonymous
Just tryna make a name for myself, they fraudulent
Get blown out the water f*ckin' with the conglomerate
Swimmin' mainstream like a hungry hip-hop-potamus, yeah
You ain't a great white guy, you just a great white lie
With great ties to what seems to be a great white guy
I got state wide eyes, one stay on the rise (yeah, yeah)
While the other on the enterprise (yeah, yeah)

This for my niggas sittin' on them big wheels
Mamis in them six inch heels
And to my haters who will never know how this shit feels
This shit get real, yo
This for my niggas sittin' on them big wheels
And my mamis in them six inch heels
And to my haters who will never know how this shit feels
This shit get real, uh (give it to 'em, man)

Then they say we crazy and delirious
Addicted to drugs, I'm just livin' it up
I put a limit on nothin'
Pour thoughts and let them run, drown in emo-, oceans
Swim in the outcome
They say problems is opportunities in disguise

And each day I learn, I'm just tryna get it by
Get high for that matter, never mind
Mind never mattered, neither or ever did time
F*ck clocks, let that shit unwind
F*ck rocket ships, I blast off in my mind
That don't cost a dime, I got unlimited rides
Rollercoast to coast between space and time, uh
What's the matter with this world that we livin' in?
Full of fake snake headed niggas and the middlemen
Try to plot against my dividends again
They'll believe in anything with a pyramid, no



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Zipcodes

You know what I'm sayin'? Look
We gon'talk our shit on this one (talk your shit)
Kirk Knight on the beat, keep my cypher complete, look (yeah, uh)
(Complete, look)

Forty K for the Rollie with the leather band, no time to parlay
Life is too short, we came a long way
From pissy hallways to court-side up in Barclays (yeah)
Stuntin' is a sport, the way I'm ballin', we could all play (ballin')
My cup overflowin', I'm feelin' fine in this Chardonnay (right)
I dropped seven bands in Rick Owens, it was a calm day
Prices lookin' like a zip code, I switch zones when it get cold
So they gon' have to throw they shade from far away
I brought it in, walkin' with your broad down Broadway
Skip the foreplay and brought her back to where the Don lay
It's Brooklyn, get your chain tooken lookin' like entrées
Who harder than my origin? (Nobody), get your troops, call 'em in
I gave 'em fair warnings, I'm
Up late nights and early mornings, I
Got a little buzz, I can't afford to miss my callin' now
Be the first to arrive then last to leave
Dropped out of school, still voted most likely to succeed (ow)

Said I do this with the ease
I collect my fees and then I breeze
Neck on freeze like it's below thirty-two degrees
check my steez
Hold up, nigga, nigga, nigga (please)

Look, off top for the speculation (yeah)
If rap was a stock, I have a hundred million in evaluation
A hundred thousand hours and you niggas only master masturbation
Y'all some pros at procrastination
I tax those who act slow, never had patience (never had)
My cat flow got you fat souls in fascination
I made her make it clap, then I told her, "Congratulations" (yeah)
You f*ckin' with the realest cat since Larry David
Curvy enthusiast, it's Laquesha from the black lagoon
snatch your jewelry ass
Most niggas really pawns when you wave the toolie at em' (bup, bup, bup)
Could've made the Goonies clap
But masked up like MF DOOM, don't know what truly had (rest in peace)
And firstly, all my wolves is blood thirsty (yeah)
Ready to shoot from mid-range like they James Worthy
Don't let them niggas try to hurt me (try)
He gon' see some bloodhounds, some blue flags
Duck down or move fast and push your own kuf' back, nigga (bup, bup, bup)

Said I do this with the ease
I collect my fees and then I breeze
Neck on freeze like it's below thirty-two degrees
check my steez
Hold up, nigga, nigga, nigga (please)

Look, I can show you how to get lit and don't blow it (uh)
'Cause when you really start gettin' rich, ain't gotta show it (it's right)
Lifestyle golden, my nigga, now that's trojan (facts)
Only magnum rounds when I bust and explode 'em (bup, bup, bup)
Eight figure nigga, so I'm always gettin' chosen (yeah)
Middle of the summer, my ice is still frozen
I try to show these niggas the roast, they let it choke 'em (let it choke 'em)
I got sick of playin' with niggas, I started coachin' (yeah)
I ain't worried 'bout y'all hands, 'cause y'all jokers (right)
Hit the Royal Flush on niggas, ain't talkin' Poker
Actin' like my shit don't stink when it's supposed to (right)
I'm laughin' on my way to the bank, I'm in that Rover
Bitch, watch that drink on my couch, look, here's a coaster (here)
Had to cut back on my toast, get fully focused (focused)
Cadillac came with a toast, it's fully loaded (blah)
Ten years killin' this game, I'm really goated, nigga (f*ckin' G.O.A.T, nigga)

I'm the motherf*ckin' greatest, nigga
I know you hate it, nigga, yeah
Most underrated, at least they ain't never underpayin'

I don't even know where to start
But you know, it's 2000 shit, man
If y'all wasn't around in the 2000s
You wouldn't know what really goin' on, you feel me?
We smokin', we drinkin'
It's good vibes, it's the right vibe
It's the player vibe
2000, we gettin' this shit right
You feel me? All night
Take that, take that
'cause Diddy was just right here, you heard me?
My nigga Joey Bada$$, two-f*ckin'-thousand
We saw it in '99, but now we in 2000
Even though we in 2022, I think, but who's countin'?
We just countin' money, ya dig?
I don't really know what to say
I'm just here, feel me?



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One Of Us

(Make up your mind, make up your mind) uh, yeah
(Where all the things you told me, baby?) (Statik Selektah)
(Was it true or was it a lie?) Look, make your mind, baby
Rollie on my wrist and I ain't got time, baby
Gotta shine, baby (make up your mind)
Uh

I know they wishin' they was one of us (what?)
'Cause we livin' in the lap of lux (yeah)
Stuffin' hunnies in the truck, got 'em lappin' up (right)
I know I got my money right, so I'm actin' up, what? (Yeah)

I know they wishin' they was one of us (what?)
'Cause we livin' in the lap of lux (what? What?)
Stuffin' hunnies in the truck, got 'em lappin' up (yeah)
I know I talk a lot of shit
'Cause I can back it up, nigga, what? (Hold up)

Bitch, I'm the boss like Hugo
Pockets full of blue notes, walkin' industry loophole
Realest nigga that you know
Known around my city like that nigga Cuomo
Catch me in Bocca Cucina eatin' all the crudo
She need a nigga who gon' keep it low, won't let the crew know
Venus in Sagittarius, but I took her to pluto
I got a gold soul, not that Acapulco
She throw it I'ma knock it out the park like Albert Pujols (it's outta here)
Good fella rockin' a sky dweller (yeah)
Got street dreams of bein' richer than a Rockefeller (yeah)
I tell her, "It's whatever"
We can catch plans to dodge the bad weather
Alcantara soft in the Porsche until you feel this leather
In the Range Rover, condo on the river for the quick changeover
Got a AM and a PM whip
Only A-list R&B hunnies, who you see him with (facts)
Any rumors you heard about him, you should believe the shit
I pull up in the cleanest whip (uh)
Nike SBs in coordination with the GT3
Presi on the wrist look crisp, matchin' the steezus piece
Face card way too legit, don't even need ID (nope)
Basketball Wives on my dick, I give 'em tenacious D (ballin')
From BK to the Bay, we run them numbers up
'Bout to lap you niggas again, they runnin' out of luck (what?)
Been up on top of my game, niggas can't stunt on us
Me and June one in the same f*ckin' the summers up (right)

I know they wishin' they was one of us (one of us)
'Cause we livin' in the lap of lux (yeah)
Stuffin' hunnies in the truck, got 'em lappin' up (yeah)
I know I got my money right, so I'm actin' up, what? (Yeah)

I know they wishin' they was one of us (what?)
'Cause we livin' in the lap of lux (what? What?)
Stuffin' hunnies in the truck, got 'em lappin' up (right)
I know I talk a lot of shit
'Cause I can back it up, nigga, what?

Nigga, this that go insane, nigga, kill mode
Pyrex in the kitchen workin' two stoves, uh, yeah
Emerged from the dirt, had to make a way
It was dark days, now it's better ways (numbers)
Used to wash cars, go to matinées
Now I'm pullin' out a hundred just to go and play
I'm the type to let a bad bitch walk away
'Cause that ain't my main focus, I'm on bigger things
Might get her hair done, let her drive the Porsche (what else?)
Ten thousand in my sock and I'm rockin' shorts, uh
Choose up, I got my life in order
Slide through BK in the drop with Joey (good job)
I told baby I'm a different breed
Don't be chasin' me, shit, should be chasin' he
In Philly with Wallo, eating a Philly cheese
We livin' a life niggas would not believe

I know they wishin' they was one of us
'Cause we livin' in the lap of lux
Stuffin' hunnies in the truck, got 'em lappin' up
I know I got my money right, so I'm actin' up, what?

I know they wishin' they was one of us
'Cause we livin' in the lap of lux
Stuffin' hunnies in the truck, got 'em lappin' up
I know I talk a lot of shit
'Cause I can back it up, nigga, what?

Yo, what up?
(You ain't seen my text?)
Who is this?
(You don't know me)
(I just was, I was just on my girl's phone)
(And I saw she has you saved as "Rapper")
(And I recognized it's like a New York number)
(So, are you Joey?)
Well, yeah, it is, it is I, yeah, it's me
(I'm seriously considering proposing to this girl this weekend)
(Bought a ring, did the whole nine yards, everything)
So, what you asking me, bro?



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Welcome Back

(What I'm asking you is)
(Is, you wasn't flirting with her?)
(In any capacity?)
Hundred percent I did, my nigga
Alright, let me tell y'all what exactly happened

Uh, I told her straight up (straight up)
We can shoot the shit for a bit or we can lay up
Act like you ain't come to get hit, she know I wait up (wait up)
'Cause when I'm on shots of the Whisk' she know I stay up (facts)
I know you miss suckin' this dick, ain't gotta say much
Pillowcase full of makeup, soon as you break up with a nigga
Hit me on the wake up
Suitcase packed, sneaky links in Jamaica
Hit it from the back, like the nigga f*ckin' hate ya
Uh, she call me Bada$$ The Backbreaker
To heart taker to bedroom dominator (yeah)
Best to don't leave your girl around me, shoot play for real
'Cause when she hit me round three, I'ma slay for real
She walk in, I cue the Carl Thomas (yeah)
Turn the lights down, leave on my diamonds
The way she ride it, I can tell that pussy got some mileage
She been to Met Gala, but she never met a gyalis, woii

Welcome back, I knew you would, uh (Badmon)
That's why you pulled up on me (bup, bup, bup)
To blow your back out like I should (yeah, like I should, baby)
No, nobody know your body, yeah (yeah, uh, uh)
(Yeah, you know who to call, baby) like I do
And when we get in that pocket
Look what you done started (ay, I got you, look)
(Look, check it out)

It's not my fault you had to double back, baby
Spinnin' the block, and the nigga textin' mad, ain't he?
Right or wrong, take it any way you want it
Nigga, 'cause she ain't comin' home tonight
So don't you wait up, wait up (nah)
He had you on the sideline and you made up right with me
This don't gotta be a sign, girl
This just a little white lie
He tell you he love you, you know it's fake
She my sneaky link, ain't no tellin' for bein' faithful
Grippin' on your body and bendin' it out of shape
Love the way we toxic, we playin' a couple games
Never sayin' a name

Welcome back, I knew you would, uh (yeah)
That's why you pulled up on me
To blow your back out like I should
No, nobody know your body like I do
And when we get in that pocket
Look what you done started

Uh, she say she wanna suck me like oxtail
Right off the bone, shorty, and it's on off a cocktail
She hit my phone askin' me if I'm at the spot still
She tryna cop a feel, I tried to pen and shit got real
Now she in my livin' room sippin' on red wine
We unwind for a little bit, then it's bedtime
Take her upstairs, cut the lights, cue the Ginuwine
She tell the pussy mine, so I can hit it anytime
Now that's the type of shit that a nigga like
She keep the pussy wet all night and she grip it tight
She suck it and lick it right, I eat it like I got a big appetite (yeah)
Then beat it like she the next nigga wife
I even leave on my ice, I hit the spot so precise (uh, uh)
I'm gifted, she so surprised, she love it, it's in her eyes (uh, yeah)
Rub on her inner thighs (yeah)
Makin' the hairs on the back of her neck rise
And when she climax, I swear it's the best prize

Welcome back, I knew you would, uh (yeah)
That's why you pulled up on me
To blow your back out like I should
No, nobody know your body like I do
And when we get in that pocket
Look what you done started

Spin the block, I won't judge you (uh)
Spin the block, I won't judge you (spin the block, I wont' judge)
Spin the block, I won't judge you (spin the block, I wont' judge)
(And you gon' love it) uh
(Spin the block, I won't) uh
Spin the block, I won't judge you (know you want it)
(Know you gon' love it)
Spin the block, I won't judge you
(Know you gon' love it, yeah)
Spin the block, I won't judge you
(Love, you make love)
(That's a legendary young man)



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Show Me

(Show me how you care)
(Statik Selektah) yeah
(Tell me how) tell me all
(You love)
Tell me how you love, baby (before)

Uh, can't spell us without trust
Put the lust aside, there's some things we gotta discuss
So close your legs for a bit, baby, let's open up
Closed mouths don't get fed, finish your lunch
Your panties in a bunch
Tell me where you been at these last couple months
You say you want me back, so baby, don't front
'Cause I could never know too much but just enough
So the next nigga never feel like he got the one-up
But, we ain't gotta rush, take ya time
We can talk until the sun up, I see you tryin'
To say what's on your mind, I promise it'll be fine
I can see the signs, be honest, I ain't blind
The truth is we all got our own desires, our own dreams
It's a big world, gotta try new things
So right here right now what you gotta say?
You ain't gotta lie now, it's the bed we made

(Show me how) show me how, baby
(You care) right here, right now
Right here, right now, right now, baby, yeah
(Tell me how) tell me all
(You love)
Tell me how you love, baby (before)

Uh, 'cause transparency my love language
Can't see the bigger picture if your vision tainted
Love is like glass, either break it or you stain it
These late night conversations turned into arraignments
Just tell me the truth
'Cause I ain't tryna judge, baby, I just want you be you
'Cause I'ma be me, keep it G like like real niggas do
'Cause you knew a nigga way before he got famous
On the block, nameless and I'm proud to say the money never changed us
We've been through many phases like mazes then we found a way
I never knew a love that wasn't painless
Pourin' out my heart was always drainin'
I gotta say, now every day is indigo rain
And yet it's a brighter day
A lifetime I provide for you, by the way
Don't you forget that I would die for you any day
Right here right now, what you gotta say?
You ain't gotta lie now, it's the bed we made, uh

(Show me how) show me how, baby
(You care) right here, right now
Right here, right now, right now, baby, yeah
(Tell me how) tell me all
(You love)
Tell me how you love, baby (before)

You ain't gotta lie to me, no, no
I know you would die for me, it's for sure
Baby girl, this life we lead is too short (too short)
Baby girl, this life we lead is too (too short)

You ain't gotta lie to me, no, no
I know you would die for me, it's for sure
Baby girl, this life we lead is too short (too short)
Ayy, too, it's too short

Said thug don't cry, no
But a thug don't cry, no
And real niggas don't lie
Said thug don't cry, no
Said a thug don't cry, no
And real niggas don't lie

Said a thug don't cry, no
Said a thug don't cry, no
And real niggas don't lie
Said a thug don't cry, no (don't lie, don't lie, don't lie)
Thug don't cry
Real niggas never lie (too short)



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Wanna Be Loved

Yeah
Yeah, niggas got jokes ('95 shit)
Ten years, me and you gon' have matching Benz's (all the time shit)
Ten years? Niggas more like ten days (always on my mind shit)
(Yeah) ten days
Yeah, look, uh

Just to sniff them roses, you might miss the violence
Overly contemptment just for somethin' more excitin' (follow me, follow me)
Just to never find it (yeah), like f*ck it, never mind it (nah)
I wear my heart out on my sleeve, I just refuse to hide it (hide it, hide it)
Vulnerability, peace and the tranquility (uh-huh)
I give it all I got and to the best of my ability, yeah
I take it day by day with grace and that humility
'Cause I done live in way too much hostility
F*ck if niggas feelin' me or not, these just, just my shoes
Thirty thousand feet above the block, this just, just my view
Bitch, I ain't got shit to lose, please don't make me lose my cool
I ain't got shit to prove to you 'cause this ain't nothin' new
What more do they want from me? (What?) Demons, they been hauntin' me (yeah)
Satan tryna offer me a deal that's gon' be hard for me to say no (f*ck 'em)
Battlin' these evils, it's a struggle every day though
Bitch, I'm finna die about it, where the f*ck my halo? (Bitch)
Surrounded by my angels (right), they cover every angle (facts)
Back up on my feet and now the devil tryna tangle (yeah)
Sometimes, the pot of gold is the rainbow (sometimes, it, yeah)
I said, "Sometimes, the pot of gold is," f*ck it

Long as the wheels keep turnin' and the fire keep burnin' (skrrt)
And you know us real niggas, don't stop (respect that, homie)
Long as the world keep spinnin' and my girl keep grinnin' (yeah, that's right)
And you know we gon' make it to the top
We just wanna be loved, oh (yeah)
We don't wanna be judged (no, no, no, no, no)
We wanna be accepted (we wanna be, ayy)
Never wanna be neglected (throw it up, yeah)
We just wanna be loved (look, uh)

My nigga just left the pen' and he been tryna get back on his feet
His father died, he was inside, said the cancer beat 'em
Baby momma playin' hide and seek with his lil' legacy
Allegedly, she f*cked with some lil' nigga, it's 'bout the wedding ring
But, P.O. On his ass, he can't have so much as a misdemeanor
Oh, he goin' back, he doin' bad so he been heavy drinkin'
Show him love for Heaven's sake but I don't know what the hell he thinkin'
A cycle that we gotta break or we just run in place
One hand could wash the other, both hands could wash the face
I'ma stand beside my brother, take the stand and fabricate
Make sure that you good, you need a hug, you need a handshake, nigga?
Back in the hood, you need some money, so he antsy and he buggin'
And thuggin', ain't buzzin' in the city
With the safety on the semi like Xavier McKinney
Giant world, niggas mind too many
Ain't too many minorities seen the possibilities
Dodgin' enemies, mind jittery, lookin' to find an identity
Niggas be flodgin', niggas be finicky, I hope you try to forgive me
If you gon' ride with me, then ride with me
Got a Glock-9 and God with me
Gotta watch mine, keep eyes with me at the stop sign
(They slide, bullet go, they go bullet up)

Long as the wheels keep turnin' and the fire keep burnin' (skrrt)
And you know us real niggas, don't stop
Long as the world keep spinnin' and my girl keep grinnin
And you know we gon' make it to the top 9that's right)
We just wanna be loved, oh (we just wanna be loved)
We don't wanna be judged (and we don't wanna be judged)
We wanna be accepted (we wanna be)
Never wanna be neglected (never wanna be)
We just wanna be loved

Blessings come like one-and-one, baby
But you crossed my mind
We all pressed for time
I think now's the time
Why you act so hard to find, baby?
It blows my mind
This might define crazy
I be losin' my mind, baby



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Head High

Yeah (Statik Selektah)

Time waits for no man, life is but a two-step slow jam
Dancin' with the devil, tryin' not to lose my balance
But God blessed the kid many talents, he was chosen
That's why you see I'm livin' in the moment
Every second, gotta own it
'Cause you never know when could be your last
Time breathin', now you bleedin' from the gun blast
Then you thinkin' 'bout the past, see your whole life in a flash
Best friends lowerin' your casket, now your son a bastard
Pressure on his shoulders make 'em gotta grow faster
Where I'm from, the stories never end with no happy ever afters (uh)
Just broken families forced to start new chapters
A natural disaster, the cycle, in a loop
And we caught up in a rapture
Not to mention all the other factors
Government agendas against rappers
They wanna see us either dead or captured

So I hold my head high 'til they put me below
Best know 'til the day I die I'ma keep my heat close
This is for my niggas who took a day to relax
Huggin' the block but the block ain't hug 'em back
So we hold our head high 'til they put us below
Best know 'til the day we die we gon' keep this heat close
This is for my niggas who took a day to relax
Huggin' the block but the block ain't hug us back

Took a trip to Miami that March (uh)
Couple weeks right before my daughter got born (uh)
To meet up with a kid by the name of X
Had to go to him 'cause he was on house arrest, nonetheless
Our first time meetin', we was always on the FaceTime
He offered me his place to stay, "Thank you, but I decline"
First impression in my mind, "Now that's a stand-up nigga
Someone I could call a friend of mine and that's tough, nigga"
Shit, I could talk about any type of stuff with him
Never gave a f*ck about who didn't f*ck with him
See, that's my nigga, I had to keep it a buck with him
When he played me his album, I told him what he was missin'
A lot of niggas woulda took that shit different, woulda thought that I was dissin'
Instead we found this beat and started riffin'
Shit had me reminiscin', had me thinkin' 'bout Steelo
Now that I can see his vision

So I hold my head high 'til they put me below
Best know 'til the day I die I'ma keep my heat close
This is for my niggas who took a day to relax
Huggin' the block but the block ain't hug 'em back
So we hold our head high 'til they put us below
Best know 'til the day we die we gon' keep this heat close
This is for my niggas who took a day to relax
Huggin' the block but the block ain't hug us back



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Survivor's Guilt

I thought I was goin' crazy, you know?
And like, I realized that I wasn't the one that was crazy
I realized that it's the system that was built against me, you know?
And like, I'm not supposed to be talkin' about this
And that's the corruption of it, because like me just sayin' it is absurd
And I want people to open up their eyes and realize that I'm not wrong, you know?
I-i'm, I'm just a open-minded individual and people should be more open-minded
If, if we tryna build up our lives to have material things
And those don't satisfy our needs, what are we livin' for?

Yeah, right
Come on
(It's alright)

This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you)
This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you) (it's alright)

Steezy told me, "Get 'em," so I got 'em (got 'em)
Now my nigga gone, he will never be forgotten (never)
Ever since he left I just been strugglin' without him (uh-huh)
'Cause I remember linkin' after school and we'd be plottin' (plottin')
Talk about our problems and what we'd do about 'em (yeah)
Journalin' and jottin', we ain't know the world was watchin' (facts)
We was just two kids tryna make it out the bottom (uh-huh)
Now I'm rich and rotten, every day I think about him
It's survivor's guilt, wishin' I coulda stopped him
Let alone just know how he feel
Lyrically couldn't top him, he was the nigga with the belt (uh-huh)
Yeah, and that's real rap
I couldn't do this shit without him and that's just fact
You see, if you ain't know Steelo then you really don't know me though (no)
And that's how I separate all the real from fake people (yeah)
All the real from fake fans (uh-huh)
Who claimin' that they stans (uh-huh)
But they ain't know my mans until the very end (no)
Wish he was still here, I swear it feels weird
How people could accuse me for his death
Sometimes I gotta shed a real tear (yeah)
You see the truth about Steelo, he lacked the mental health (he did)
But tried to tell that to people way back in 2012 (I can't)
But now that it's a mainstream topic
I'm guessin' I can finally open up and talk about it
So, yeah, let's talk about it (yeah)
Come into my mind I'll show you what the darkest cloud is
You ready? I doubt it
But let's go, you see Steelo was my bigger bro (uh-huh)
At a point in time spiritually we was in the same boat, but
I wanted to take it slow
He wanted to take it as fast and deep as he could go, pause
Yeah we had some problems but we're brothers though, sure
Then I caught a little wave and headed back to shore
And that's when he started drownin' and he had no one around him
So partially I feel it's my fault (ayy)
And that right there is my internal war (uh-huh)
The reason why I gotta feel these external flaws
The reason why I can't heal this eternal loss
The reason why I gotta feel this survivor's remorse
And here's a message to his fam
I know y'all got emotional trauma that I understand
But I couldn't f*ck with, y'all try to tell the world I wasn't who I am
When all I ever tried to do was lend a hand (that wasn't cool)
And give the fans the thing that they demand the most
King Capital, the f*ckin' GOAT, word
I'm just tryna get my nigga heard
Get him what he deserve

This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you)
This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you) (it's alright)

Yeah
And R.I.P. my cousin Junior B (R.I.P.)
Y'all ain't know too much about him so it's up to me (it's up to me)
To share his legacy with the world
It kills me to think he'll never meet my baby girl (shh)
And when I lost Jun' that hurt me in the worst way (worst way)
He even died two days before his birthday (his birthday)
Damn, it brings tears to my eyes
My nigga really never made it up to twenty-five (damn)
That's why I'm thankin' God every time I open my eyes (uh-huh)
At the fact that we alive and we feelin' these vibes (vibes)
'Cause we be fillin' these voids, part of me got destroyed (facts)
When I lost my boys it's like I lost my voice (uh-huh)
It took me all of this time just to put it in song (songs)
Because I'm still dealin' with the fact my niggas is gone (yup)
Write they names up on a cloud 'cause that's where they belong (uh-huh)
As long as I live on, they'll forever be known
This one for you

This one for, yeah

This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you)
(Yo, you'll forever me known, this one for you)
This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you)
This one is for you, oh-oh
This one is for you, oh (it's for you, for you, for you)

Ayy, I'm off the
I'm off the Deleon neat, Deleonest
So I'ma make this quick, you know
Pastor black lip back on that shit
True story, look, so I'm in New York for my first time
One of my first times and I'm, I'm playin' my, my
one of my first albums for the big homie
And he got these kids in there, they just on skateboards
I'm like yo that's super cool, this guy got the kids out here
You know, keepin' the kids off of the streets, right?
So, fast forward a year later
I go back to New York and then I meet this kid
He's like, "Yeah man, I don't know if you remember me
but me and my homies, the Pro Era"
Crazy, I was like, "Oh yeah? What's your name?" He say Capital Steez
I said, "Okay, for sure"
Fast forward, my boy Doe, called me, Doe Burger
That nigga called me and say, "Yo, you heard these kids, the Pro Era? Joey Bada$$?"
I'm like, "Yeah yeah, I met the kid Capital Steez, they crazy"
Fast forward another year and so I'm on tour with Joey
We been 47 ever since, man, we got that shit tatted on us, man, for life, man
Tryna show the move, man, you know?
Everything come back around full circle, you know what I mean?



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Written In The Stars

So if you wanna be great you gon' have to be able to go on
A whole live instrumentation, you feel me?
I said it, let's go
Come on
Turn my vocals up
Bring my vocals more to the front, uh
Yeah, this shit is like
Everything and more you can ask in a single verse
(Thank the Lord)
You gotta remember no matter where you at
Shitt could always be worse
(Oh, what a time)
Toast for the better, livin' better

Men lie, woman lie, numbers stay stuck
All my ops unified, I wish 'em all luck
Nobody's untouchable, still I never been touched (never)
Ain't no chinks in my armor, not even a scuff
I scour the whole game in these Cartier buffs
How the f*ck could I complain, my nigga? Just look at us
Trips down memory lane, we took the bus
Now we gettin' escorts to the plane, we way up
Yesterday's price ain't tomorrow's, gotta pay up (yeah)
Said my stock like a teenage cock, it stays up
Knowing that my time is borrowed, so I stay prayed up (uh)
My pockets got ock, guess I got my weight up (weight)
Overtime I learned to move smarter with this paper (facts)
'Cause when I had my daughter, yo, that was a wake up (facts)
529B for my lil' baby, Indigo Rain
Already six figures in her name, shit crazy
What's the aftermath God? Niggas get shady (uh-huh)
We gon' see who get to laugh last, they tryna play me
My lifestyle a movie, I'm feelin' like Scorsese (yeah)
Sexy like Swayze, just a bit more wavy (right)
Catch me in a 'Cedes, dirty dancin' witcha lady (right)
And she threw it like Brady, really how could you blame me?
Niggas can't relate so they hate me (uh)
That's why I keep the Glock by the waist, there's no safety lately
Gotta stay dangerous 'cause niggas takin' aim at us
Papparazzi tryna spot me sloppy on the cameras (uh-huh)
But I see the bigger picture, I set the parameters (right)
And anyone who beg to differ, I smoke 'em like cannabis
You amateurs can't handle us, trust me they ain't finna blow (nah)
They just really fans of us
They just think I didn't know
I see them hide behind the critics and the analysts (uh)
They get to talking scandalous when they ain't understandin' us
But I'm a seasoned veteran, always get the upperhand (right, yeah)
Niggas goin' nowhere fast doin' the runnin' man
Joggin' in place with they feet up on the brakes
Tryna expand, but stay the same size like rubberbands
In the meantime I rose like the Son of Man (yeah)
Shine like stunna man
Looked out for all my pros, forever my brother them
Even if they all became cons in the end I would do it all again
No hesitation, it taught me patience
Brought me many revelations that I'll be takin'
On this path that I'm blazin'
This top position that I'm now embracin' (right)
Could give a f*ck about the praising, bitch, I know I'm God

I'm half man, half amazin', I defy the odds
Leader of my generation, down to die for the cause
We all fight inner wars, hidin' invisible scars (right)
Legend in the makin', these bars was written in the stars
(Yeah, legend in the makin', these bars was written in the stars)
(Legend in the makin', these bars was written in the stars)
God

Thank the Lord
Grateful for this abundance that we receive
Every day that we breathe
For the new opportunities, the new lessons
New blessin's, no stressin'
Yeah
No weapon formed against me shall prosper
Right
That's right

Men lie, woman lie, numbers stay stuck
You might get hurt (what?)
Mh, through the soul with ease
Move at Godspeed

Cheers, my niggas can y'all hear me out there?
Can y'all hear me out there?
It's all right now
'Member I told y'all it's all right now
It used to be us all f*cked up, nah, it's all right
Yeah, let's go up, congratulations
To my lil' brother the baddest, you know what I'm sayin'?
Yeah, you in your bop now, kid
Ayy, yo, they'll never be like us, yo
Ayy, yo, we come from that dirt, that f*ckin' concrete
You know what I'm sayin'?
New York niggas gotta start actin' like New York niggas again
It's all right, everybody get lost, you know what I'm sayin'?
Congratulations to the top
Never stop, love
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