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-* Originally appeared on the Juice sndtrk Sip

the juice 'cause I got enough to go around And,
the thought takes place uptown I
grew up on the sidewalk where I learned street talk And,
then taught to hawk New York- I
go to Queens for queens to get the crew from Brooklyn Make,
money in Manhattan and never been tooken Go,
Uptown and the Bronx to boogie down Get,
strong on the Island recoupe, and, lay around Time.
to bulid my juice back up- Props
back up suckers, get smacked up Don't
doubt the clout you, know what I'm about Knocking
niggaz off knocking, niggaz out Shaking
em up waking, em up Raking
em up breaking, em up Standing...
on shaky grounds too close to the edge Let's
see if I know the ledge Corners'

trifling 'cause shorty's here I
get cock-d liffin' forty's of beer Here's;
a sip for the crew that's deceased If,
I get revenge then, they rest in peace Somebody's.

got to suffer I, just might spare one- And
give a brother a fair one Stay!
alert and on "p's" And.
I do work with these- like Hercules Switch,
to southpaw split, your right jaw 'Cause
I don't like y'all I'm, hype when night fall Smooth.
but I move like an army Bulletproof
down in case brothers try to bomb me Putting,
brothers to rest like Elliot ness 'Cause
I don't like stress Streets
ain't a place for innocent bystanders to stand Nutting's
gonna stop the plan I'll
chill like Pacino kill, like DeNiro Black
Gambino die, like a hero Living
on shaky grounds too close to the edge Let's
see if I know the ledge Shells!

lay around on the battleground Dead
bodies are found throughout the town Tried.
to put shame in my game to make a name I'm, a Put
it on a bullet put, it in your brain Rip.
the block like a buckshot Who,
cares where it goes just, keep the casket closed No,
remorse when a life is lost I
paid my dues- paid the cost And!
...my pockets are still fat Wherever,
I'm at I, get the welcome mat Even.
if my crew steep with one deep I
attract attention people, like to peep So
come say hi to the badguy Don't
say goodbye I, don't plan to die 'Cause!
I get loose and I got troops And
crazy juice In!
control of many like Ayatollah Khomeini Hang
out wit Smith and Wesson don't, try to play me I'm.
at war alot like, Anwar Sadat But..
no warning shot my, gun is warm alot When.
I cook beef the, smoke will never clear Areas,
in fear but this here's a fear Living!
life too close to the edge Hoping
that I know the ledge A....

brand new morn no, time to yawn Shower's
on power's, on Late
for school I, catch the train Girls
sip "Cristal" and whisper my name I
push up like an exercise Check,
the intellect and inspect the thighs Select
the best one pull, her to the side Keep
her occupied for the rest of the ride Read
my resume she's know I'm 'ready cool Just
meet me after school We,
can moan and groan until your mom come home And ,
you be calling me Al "dope" Capone Sweatin'.
me she, didn't want to let me loose- Come
get me that's, if you want to sip the juice Cause
the streets await me so, I take my gun off safety Cause
a lot of niggaz hate me Coming
out of the building they, set me up Sprayed
wit automatics they, wet me up In
a puddle of blood I, lay close to the edge I
guess I didn't know the ledge



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