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Oh oh ohoo.
Damn, here we go again.
Oh oh ohoo.
Common passed on this beat, I made it to a jam,

Now everything I'm not, made me everything I am.
Damn, here we go again.
People talkin shit, but when the shit hit the fan
Everything I'm not, made me everything I am.

I never be picture-perfect-Beyonce
Be light as Al B. or black as Chauncey
Remember him from Blackstreet
He was as black as the street was
I'll never be laid back as this beat was
I never could see why people'll reach a
Fake-ass facade they couldn't keep up
See how I creeped up?
See how I played a big role in Chicago like Queen Latifah?
I never rock a mink coat in the winter time like Killa Cam
Or rock some mink boots in the summertime like will.I.am
Let me know if you feel it man
Cause everything I'm not, made me everything I am

Damn, here we go again.
Everybody sayin' what's not for him
But everything I'm not, made me everything I am
Damn, here we go again.
People talkin shit, but when the shit hit the fan
Everything I'm not, made me everything I am

And I'm back to tear it up
Haters, start your engines
I hear 'em gearin' up
People talk so much shit about me at barbershops
They forget to get they haircut
Okay fair enough, the streets is flarin' up
Cause they want gun-talk, or I don't wear enough
Baggy clothes, Reebok's, or A-di-dos
Can I add that he do spaz out at his shows
So say goodbye to the NAACP award
Goodbye to the In-di-a Arie award
They'd rather give me the ni-nigga-please award
But I'll just take the I-got-alotta-cheese award (ha)

Damn, here we go again.
Everything I'm not, made me everything I am
Damn, here we go again.
People talkin shit, but when the shit hit the fan
Everything I'm not, made me everything I am

I know that people wouldn't usually rap this
But I got the facts to back this
Just last year, Chicago had over 600 caskets
Man, killin's some wack shit
Oh, I forgot, 'cept for when nigga's is rappin'
Do you know what it feel like when people is passin'?
He got changed over his chains, a block off Ashland
I need to talk to somebody, pastor
The church want tithe, so I can't afford to pay
The slip on the door, cause I can't afford to stay
My 15 seconds up, but I got more to say
That's enough Mr. West, please no more today

Damn, here we go again.
Everybody sayin' what's not for him
But everything I'm not, made me everything I am
Damn, here we go again.
People talkin shit, but when the shit hit the fan
Everything I'm not, made me everything I am



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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Its a song of being unique not going with the flow but do your own thing and not care what others think
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    UnregisteredFeb 11, 2012 at 2:09 am
    The flow of the beat is good, though i'm not a big fan of slow tempos. I especially like the two parts of the beat. Like when the pianist plays the tone in a depressing manner, then switches to a cheerful type. It works well.
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    blastinitNov 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    This means that since he didnt copy did and listen to what other ppl told him to do and he did his own thing it qot him to where he was..

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