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This One's For Me

Yo yo whassup Ice man you look upset brother

Yo man, I got a lot of things on my mind man

But I don't know if I should put it on this record, yaknahmsayin?

Man go ahead and kick it man

Let the people know what's happenin man

You know brothers out there sellin out man

Why they goin out like that man?

Yo, sellin out like it ain't nothin man

I ain't with it


Dig it, I'm just a brother from L. A.

South Central, I live life the fly way

Used to bang and hustle but I traded for the big game

Infamy got dumped for fame

Now I'm known and respect as creator of the crime rhyme;

But my lyrics are deeper

Because I'm the one that makes you think before make a move

I wrote Pusher, High Rollers, and Colors just to prove

That I could kick game, and drop knowledge at the same time

But one L. A. Station wouldn't play my records one time

I'm tryin to save my community

But these bourgeoise blacks keep on doggin me

They don't care about violence, drugs and gangs

Kjlh, you ain't about nuttin

You just a bunch of punk bourgeoise black suckers

And this one's for me

You won't play no Public Enemy

You ain't playin no Boogie Down Productions

You ain't tryin to represent the black community

You just carin about your little ol' R&B +Bull+

You play all day and night

I represent Los Angeles all over the United States

And you ain't did nuttin for me

Think about it

Hold up, I ain't finished on the diss tip

There's a few more punks that I got to rip

All you chump mc's who sell out quick

When P. E. Was on the top, you rode the tip

But now they got problems and you suckers run

Who's Chuck's real friends, does he really have one?

You yell P. E. This, P. E. That

Fist in the air, proud to be black

Now they got static and you run like punks

I haven't heard an mc stand up for him once

Maybe you suckers are just hopin that they fall off

So you can fill their shoes, nope sorry boss

That's what the matter with black people anyway

We ain't down with nothin, I don't care what you say

Yell or lie, don't even bother

How low will a brother go for a dollar?

Public Enemy broke a new rap age

And now you rappers ain't got nuttin to say?

Yo it's their problem

Griff shouldn'ta said it

E where's my pistol? (Yo I'll go get it)

Cause it's time for me to enforce some discipline

Are you down or not, are you out or in?

Chuck Flav and Griff are my true friends

I got their backs if it means my career ends

All you so-called down mc's with Public Enemy

I ain't heard nobody out there, tryin to help my man out

Youknowhati'msayin? Griff is my man, I don't care what he said

Youknowhati'msayin? And I ain't gon' let them go out like that

Youknowhati'msayin? Chuck, Ice got your back

Anybody out there got problems with Public Enemy, come talk to me

Once again, I'm back in the diss mode

I gotta speak my mind, it's time to unload

On this so-called government we've got

If I lied like them, I think I'd get shot

They sell drugs to kids and say it's us

And when the cops are crooks, who can you trust?

You only see young brothers in a drug bust

Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust

My homey got a year for an ounce of weed

While Bush sells weapons to the enemy

You gotta be stone blind not to see

Our government is honest! nigga, please

Cocaine can't be made in the United States

Kickin facts like this our government hates

The young kids on the streets ain't the enemy

They're just ghetto youth after money

They sell drugs, but who sells drugs to them?

Try the C. I. A. My friend

Or the F. B. I. Or even Bush

Somebody's gettin rich, damn sure ain't us

We're just killin ourselves while others laugh

Look at the street, it's a cocaine bloodbath

We gotta realize dope is pure death

Mess with drugs, you're breathin your last breath

Sellin drugs is straight up genocide

They're gonna laugh, while we all die

Sittin up there thinkin you're makin that money

Hustlin and all that, you're killin your brothers

Youknowhati'msayin? You just stupid, straight up stupid

Puttin dope into your body - c'mon, youknowhati'msayin?

You gotta get somethin goin out there

Get some brains, youknowhati'msayin?

We are just playin ourselves cold out of the pocket

This one's for me, I make records for you

But this cut I straight out had to do

There's topics in my mind I have to break

Cause so many of you out there are so damn fake

If ya ain't know they're no-one, cutthroats

Backstabbers, scheamin for banknotes

And all of you out there know what I'm talkin bout

If you claim you're down then never sell-out

Never sell out, youknowhati'msayin?

You gotta stay down for yours

You know I want it, sure as I'm Ice-T

I make records for you, but this one's for me

You know what I'm talkin bout out there

There's ways to sell out left and right

But you ain't got to do that

There's things more important than money

I'm talkin bout pride, I'm talkin bout dignity

You got it out there

All you got to do is stand on your own two feet

Don't go out like no sucker

Stay down, youknowhati'msayin?


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  409   6 'N The Mornin'   6 'n The Morning   6 'n The Morning   6'n The Mornin'   7Th Deadly Sin   7th Deadly Sin (Intro)   7th Deadly Sin (Intro)"(feat. Jay-Z   99 Problems   99 Problems"(feat. Brother Marquis   A Lotta Niggas   Addicted To Danger   Ain't A Damn Thing Changed   Ain't A Damn Thing Changed   Always Wanted to be a Ho   Ballin' Bitch I Knew   Bang Bang   Big Gun   Bitches 2   Body Count   Body Rock   Breakin'   Check Your Game   Check Your Game (featuring King T)   Check Your Game"(feat. King T   Check Your Heart   CJ Mac (Interlude) (featuring CJ Mac)   CJ Mac Interlude   CJ Mac Interlude"(feat. CJ Mac   Code Of The Streets   Cold Wind Madness (aka The Coldest Rap, Pt. 2)   Colors   Common Sense   Cop Killer   Cramp Your Style   Dear God Can You Hear Me   Dear Homie   Dear Homie (featuring Hen-Gee)   Dear Homie"(feat. Hen-Gee   Depths of Hell   Depths of Hell"(feat. Daddy Nitro   Dick Tracy [Instrumental]   Disorder   Disorder (featuring Slayer)   Don't Hate the Playa   Don't Hate The Playa   Drama   Ed   Escape From the Killing Fields   Everything Is Going To Be Alright   Evil E - What About Sex?   Evil E-What About Sex?   Exodus   Eye Of The Storm   Eye Of The Storm (featuring Buckshot Shorty)   Eye Of The Storm"(feat. Buckshot Shorty   First Impression   Fly By   Forced To Do Dirt   Freedom Of Speech   Fried Chicken   Fuck It   Fuck It (featuring El Sadiq & Powerlord JEL)   Fuck It"(feat. El Sadiq, Powerlord JEL   Funky Gripsta   G Style   G-Style   Gangsta Rap   Get My Cash On [feat. Shyheim]   Get Your Moneyman   Girls L.G.B.N.A.F.   God Forgive Me   God Forgive Me (featuring Laquan & SLEJ)   God Forgive Me"(feat. Laquan and SLEJ   Gotta Lotta Love   Grand Larceny   Hardcore   Hardcore (featuring Radzay, Bazaro & Grip)   Haters   Heartbeat   High Roller   High Rollers   Hit The Deck   Hit the Fan   Home Invasion   Home of the Bodybag   How Does it Feel   How Does It Feel (featuring Big Rich)   How Does it Feel"(feat. Big Rich   I Ain't New ta This   I Ain't New To This   I Ain't New Ta This   I Love Ladies   I Must Stand   I Must Stand [Instrumental]   I'm Your Pusher   I'm Your Pusher   Ice M.F. T   Ice MF. T   Ice T   Ice-O-Tek   Ice-T   Ice's Exodus   Iceapella   Iceberg   Inside of a Gangsta   Inside Of A Gangsta (featuring Jell)   Inside of a Gangsta"(feat. Jell   Intro   Intro (7th Deadly Sin)   Intro (featuring Jay-Z)   Intro (Rhyme Pays)   Intro / Rhyme Pays   Intro Rhyme Pays   Intro/Rhyme Pays   It's Goin' Down   It's On   It's Goin' Down   It's On   Killers   L.G.B.N.A.F.   Lethal Weapon   Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous   M.V.P.S   M.V.P.S.   Make It Funky   Make It Funky (12" Mix)   Make It Funky (12\" Mix)   Make The Loot Loop   Message To The Soldier   Mic Contract   Midnight   Mind Over Matter   Mixed Up   Money, Power & Women   Money, Power & Women   Money, Power, Woman   My Baby   My Word Is Bond   New Jack Hustler   New Life   NY, NY   O.G. Original Gangster   Oh No   Oh No [Remix Dirty][*]   Our Most Requested Record   Out There   Outro   Pain   Peel Their Caps Back   Personal   Pimp Anthem   Pimp Behind The Wheels   Pimp Behind The Wheels (DJ Evil E The Great)   Pimp Behind The Wheels (featuring DJ Evil E The Gr...   Pimp Or Die   Pimpin' Ain't Easy   Pimpin' Ain't Easy (Godfather Theme)   Pimpin' Ain't Easy (Godfather Theme)   Please Believe Me   Power   Pray   Prepared to Die   Pulse of the Rhyme   Question And Answer   Race War   Radio Suckers   Rap Game's Hijacked   Rap Games Hijacked   Rap Is Fake   Real Talk   Real?   Real? [Insert]   Reckless   Reckless   Reckless (12")   Reckless (12")"(feat. The Glove, Dave Storrs   Reckless (12)   Repossession   Retaliation   Return Of the Real   Rhyme Pays   Ricochet   Sex   Sex (Bonus Beat)   Sex [Bonus Beat]   Shit Hit The Fan   Shit Hit The Fan (featuring Shawnie Shawn)   Shut Up Be Happy   Shut Up, Be Happy   Shut Up, Be Happy"(feat. Jello Biafra   So Fly   Sombody Gotta Do It (remix)   Somebody Gotta Do It   Somebody Gotta Do It (Pimpin' Ain't Easy!!!)   Somebody Gotta Do It (Pimpin' Ain't Easy!)   Somebody Gotta Do It (Pimpin' Ain't Easy!) (12\" M...   Somebody Gotta Do It (Pimpin' Ain't Easy...   Sondoobiest (Interlude) (featuring Sondoobiest)   Sondoobiest Interlude   Sondoobiest Interlude"(feat. Sondoobiest   Soul On Ice   Squeeze the Trigger   Step Your Game Up   Straight Up Nigga   Street Killer   Street Sweeper   Swazy   Syndicate 4 Ever   That's How I'm Livin   That's How I'm Livin'   That's How I'm Livin   The 5th   The 7th   The 7th (featuring Marc Live, Ras Kass & Tash (Tha...   The Coldest Rap   The Girl Tried To Kill Me   The House   The Hunted Child   The Iceberg   The Lane   The Lane (E.V.A. Remix)   The Syndicate   The Tower   They Want Me Back In   They Want Me Back In (featuring Big Rich)   They Want Me Back In"(feat. Big Rich   This One's for Me   Threat (Interlude) (featuring Threat)   Threat Interlude   Threat Interlude"(feat. Threat   Trespass   Twice The Game   Valuable Game   Walking In The Rain   Warning   Watch The Ice Break   What Ya Wanna Do?   What Ya Wanna Do? (featuring Rhyme Syndicate)   Where The Shit Goes Down   Where The Shit Goes Down?   Ya Shoulda Killed Me Last Year   You Played Yourself   Ziplock

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