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Metro has been rolling out on tours with me for years, so a collaboration was long overdue. There were tracks like this written during the Rodney King era, and unfortunately there are still enough victims of police brutality to write and release a song like this nowadays.
Verse 1 (Metro)
Hate me cause you ain't me / thug with a badge / I won't budge / Minding my business / no I'm not selling drugs / "Sir you fit the description of a fool / It wasn't you, well then it could've been your brother wordup" / So what you saying? / "Look kid, I'm just doing my job / neighbors complaining bout a crime and claiming you was involved" / It wasn't me! / "Still I'm gonna need 3 forms of I.D." / My temperature's rising, so now they're testing for sobriety / Why! / "Why are you sweating if you're innocent? / Only the guilty work the prison ship / Something to hide? / Run a 50 on his identity / they'll cut him inside / and let the animals cancel each other out, that's how we handle em right / Mr. Lawson, you've got warrants / outstanding ones" / Said it with a smirk / then cocked back his handgun! /
Verse 2 (Lif)
Lorenzo Doby / now let's brng it back to Rodney / Cops ain't sorry / to them it's more like a safari / their viewing us as 3/5 human, so their guns boomin' / death is looming / ain't no punishment pursuing / them cops got off scott free / it doesn't shock me / until they use their tazer to shock me / They use "Freeze Plus" to seize us / dogs and leave us in dark alleys / protest, they beat you at rallies / Families won;t recover from loss of a brother, mother, sister, or father / it's outright slaughter / Emancipation proclamation / just some documentation to rock you to sleep knowing your cell is waiting / this nation is a plantation / the government s slave master / police are trained to gather slaves faster / ask them brothers down in Alabama / They brought the chain gangs back in '95 / Slavery's alive ! / Housing crisis, oil crisis / Low pay and high prices / As the desperation rises / they'll be ready to fight us with shields and snipers / they'll kill your kid in diapers / they'll murder anybody like us! /
Verse 3 Lif and Metro
41 shots / 50 shots / 81 shots / leaving Brothers in burial plots / we rot / They've got a million of us locked / and aiming for a million and two / that's me and you / but this is where the buck stops / lots of us don't get a chance to advance like your kids / you've got our Pops doing long bids / Solitary confinement / Mind out of alignment / and when we get out / they'll be no chance for refinement / jobs ain't hiring / what a hostile environment / doing short bids that turn into long stretches / for fighting off killers that's coming wit sharp weapons / Guards ain't helping / They only pick up where the pigs left us / Karate Kick you in the intestines / I'm learning big lessons, on how to thug as a proffesion / They want 12 percent of all Blacks in jail by 2010 / The future's looking pretty grim / Once again / I'm stressing us learning our rights / It's looking like / We're headed for a gun fight!!
from I Heard It Today,
track released April 14, 2009
Gun Fight (feat. Metro) - Produced by J-Zone for J-Zone Music (ASCAP) / Scratches by J-Zone / Written by J. Haynes for Virtua Stab Publishing (SESAC) and K. Lawson / Mixed by Joey Raia at Gotham Studios NYC / Recorded by Decaye at The Ivory Tower / Mastered at MasterworkRecording.com by: Peter Humphreys
supported by 19 fans who also own “I Heard It Today”
This record is dope as Hell and continues Mr. Lif's mastery of rhymed storytelling. The first two tracks feed into each other as a harrowingly real tale of a new relationship grimly overshadowed by the girlfriend's stalking ex-lover with things inching closer & closer to inevitable confrontation. Brilliantly creative and very true to life, these are hallmarks of Mr. Lif and this new record is instructive, entertaining & worth attention. Sir Reginald Styles
supported by 10 fans who also own “I Heard It Today”
This is the type of art that I'm always looking for. Honest. Story presented as a sort of folding of previous classic technique and still coming out fresh. To be moved forward with great work. Ben "Angrycrow" Nix-Bradley