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Archie Bang – The Promise lyrics

Come on! Aha, yeah!
Why do you wanna know the story?
How I ended up in rap purgatory
Come on!
I'll let ya niggas know!
Everybody wanna know what it is
You know it's true!
Hold on!
It's the real right here!

Eyes low, dreaming red eye, la flights
Couple stacks, .. Tables, Vegas nights
Clive cut the check, though we made it right
Spend in advance, money reckless, like we're famous right?
Real checked, I gotta do it big
By the time I come home, won't know what rap is!
J records dropped the group, can't regroup
No album submitted, fuck them and shoot!
I'm in 'em prison cell thinking I'mma come home
More types of fur coats, rubies and stones
Drew my... To a yacht, groupies and more
Ain't happened like that, truthfully told.
I'm back on the block like Rocky's fifth episode
Hit the streets with nothing to show
Like behind the music, vh1
Hold up, wait a minute, homie, I ain't done!
New handle, gotta build my buzz up
So I gotta hit the track, gotta keep these funs up
Mix tapes, Messiah show love, ... Got me wait up online ringing off
Nipsey fuck with me, shout out to the cause
The thing is as far as I run
I put the street life behind me, and stay catching up
Such a bad combination, the... Is what she want!
Real rap made a promise, my nigga
To lace my... Up, go harder, my nigga!
Kicking the door beats, knocking, my nigga
All my Brooklyn bullshit, big popper, my nigga!
Go and make them respect them, I promise, my nigga
Though it was over when 50 started listening
Og video, the whole hood whispering
Had all these lame master rap niggas shivering.
Every move make precise concrete
Type of nigga to keep the devil on his feet
Move the masses like a Farrakhan speech
Keep pushing as we proceed
To put it down for the nyc
You know money, politics and grease
Spit repertory illness, make you half wanna breathe.

I don't get it, man!
I've been doing this since day one, man
Internship at records records, most...
Fell into the streets, got all my bullshit
.. Graduating to the state penitentiary
Fucked up my whole G record situation
Cause I had it! One of the first in the hood to have it
Come home, whole game different, industry different,
Mp3s and you know, gotta learn to adapt!
First mix-tape, second mix-tape, dj Messiah, dj Who Kid
You know, I've been around!
Nipsey.. One of the first niggas to show me love when I came home
Real rap nigga
You know, real nigga that do rap!
You understand what I'm saying!
Finally, we kept grinding and kept grinding
G, we connect!
Met 50, another real nigga
And you know, everybody is waiting on my next move
But you just gonna have to stay tuned
I can't give it all to you, right?



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