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Motherfuckers say that I'm foolish I only talk about jewels
Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it?
See I'm influenced by the ghetto you ruined
That same dude you gave nothin', I made somethin' doin'
What I do through and through and I give you the news
With a twist it's just his ghetto point-of-view
The renegade, you been afraid, I penetrate pop culture
Bring 'em a lot closer to the block where they

Pop toasters and they live with they moms
Got dropped roasters from botched robberies niggaz crotched over
Mommy's knocked up 'cause she wasn't watched over
Knocked down by some clown when child support knocked
No, he's not around, now how that sound to ya, jot it down
I bring it through the ghetto without ridin' 'round
Hidin' down, duckin' strays from frustrated youths
Stuck in they ways, just read a magazine that fucked up my day
How you rate music that thugs with nothin' relate to it?
I help them see they way through it, not you
Can't step in my pants, can't walk in my shoes
Bet everything you worth, you lose your tie and your shirt, yeah

Since I'm in a position to talk to these kids and they listen
I ain't no politician but I'll kick it with 'em a minute
'Cause see they call me a menace and if the shoe fits I'll wear it
But if it don't, then y'all'll swallow the truth grin and bear it
Now who's these king of these rude Ludicrous lucrative lyrics
Who could inherit the title, put the youth in hysterics
Usin his music to steer it, sharin' his views and his merits
But there's a huge interference, they're sayin' you shouldn't hear it

Maybe it's hatred I spew, maybe it's food for the spirit
Maybe it's beautiful music I made for you to just cherish
But I'm debated, disputed, hated and viewed in America
As a motherfuckin' drug addict like you didn't experiment?
Now now, that's when you start to stare at who's in the mirror
And see yourself as a kid again and you get embarrased
And I got nothin' to do but make you look stupid as parents
You fuckin' do-gooders, too bad you couldn't do good at marriage
And do you have any clue what I had to do to get here
I don't think you do so stay tuned and keep your ears glued
To the stereo 'cause here we go he's Jigga joint Jigga-chk-Jigga
And I'm the sinister, Mr. Kiss-My-Ass it's just the

Renegade
Never been afraid to say what's on my mind
At any given time of day 'cause I'm a
Renegade
Never been afraid to talk about
Anything, anything
Anything, anything

Renegade
Never been afraid to say what's on my mind
At any given time of day 'cause I'm a
Renegade
Never been afraid to holler about
Anything, anything
Anything, anything

I had to hustle, my back to the wall, ashy knuckles
Pockets filled with a lot of lint, not a cent
Gotta vent, lot of innocent of lives lost on the project bench
Whatchu hollerin'? Gotta pay rent, bring dollars in
By the bodega, iron under my coat, feelin' braver
Doo-rag wrappin' my waves up, pockets full of hope
Do not step to me, I'm awkward, I box leftier often
My pops left me an orphan, my momma wasn't home

Could not stress to me I wasn't grown 'specially on nights
I brought somethin' home to quiet the stomach rumblings
My demeanor, thirty years my senior
My childhood didn't mean much, only raisin' green up
Raisin' my fingers to critics, raisin' my head to the sky
Big I did it multi before I die
No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight

See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here
To shatter the picture in which of that as they paint me
As a monger of hate and Satan a scatter-brained atheist
But that ain't the case, see it's a matter of taste
We as a people decide if Shady's as bad as they say he is
Or is he the latter, a gateway to escape?
Media scapegoat, who they can be mad at today

See it's easy as cake, simple as whistlin' Dixie
While I'm wavin' the pistol at sixty Christians against me
Go to war with the Mormons, take a bath with the Catholics
In holy water, no wonder they try to hold me under longer
I'm a motherfuckin' spiteful, delightful eyeful
The new Ice Cube, motherfuckers hate to like you
What did I do? I'm just a kid from the gutter
Makin' this butter off these bloodsuckers, 'cause I'm a muh'fuckin'

Renegade
Never been afraid to say what's on my mind
At any given time of day 'cause I'm a
Renegade
Never been afraid to talk about
Anything, anything
Anything, anything

Renegade
Never been afraid to say what's on my mind
At any given time of day 'cause I'm a
Renegade
Never been afraid to holler about
Anything, anything
Anything, anything

Renegade
Never been afraid to say what's on my mind
At any given time of day 'cause I'm a
Renegade
Never been afraid to talk about
Anything, anything
Anything, anything

Renegade
Never been afraid to say what's on my mind
At any given time of day 'cause I'm a
Renegade
Never been afraid to holler about
Anything, anything
Anything, anything



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    tieseJun 2, 2008 at 12:10 am
    THIS SONG IZ SAYIN FUCK ALL THE HATAS WHO THINK YOU DON'TN DISERVE EVERYTHING YOU GOT AND JUST TO DO YO

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