ONE MAN ARMY (explicit version)

                       

2 Cents

05:15
Bonez (aka DVS)

Lyrics

- VERSE -
So you want me to hit the club & do a little 'lean back'?/
swallow all of your bullshit and fake like I eat that/
you want me to go blind and not see this industry's trap/
like "here, hand us your career if you want your cheese rat"?/
you want me let you run my program like I don't have no plans/
be somebody else's voice and brainwash my own fans/
you wanna tell me what's best for me like "yo, do this instead of that!"?
sign over my life and never get it back? Never that!/
been a pleasure doin' business, but you know where you can stick it/
cuz I ain't sellin' my soul, even if it means it'll probably get me rich quick/
you got me all wrong thinkin' I'm in this for the jewelry/
like I'm tryin' to make my first couple mil and spend it foolishly/
whoever's just tryin' to look like everybody else is who it be/
but throwback jerseys and hats don't have shit to do with me/
how many cats in the mainstream really got talent? too few it seems/
on a scale of 1-10, i'd give you puppets like a 2 or 3/
there's no originality now, it's all the same old nonsense/
video hoes with no clothes, even the rappers wanna be topless/
and America's lovin' every minute, they don't really wanna stop this/
we want conscious rap, but they want rap without a conscience/


- HOOK -
D - Even if it means I don't get paid
V - Even if I gotta stay underground
S - I'm happy here, I never said I wanted out
And I'm - tellin' all you muthafuckaz right now
D - Don't ever get me twisted with Hip-Pop
V - Vicious emcees don't ever quit and run
S - This is just a sample of things to come
And I'll - Never put this muthafuckin' mic down


- VERSE -
I really hate to sound like I'm hatin', but this industrys creating/
a complicated situation for so many tryin' to make it/
their so busy celebratin' that their shit's in heavy rotation/
on TV and radio stations that their egos inflating/
so instead of makin' a statement with the music they makin'/
it's been replaced by Hip-Hop for the enjoyment of corporations/
that's why so many albums got so many fuckin' collaborations/
to put a smile on every face that'll end up splittin' the paycheck/
so if you only like them catchy tunes playin' in the club 2nite.../
...I don't give a fuck what you like/
you think these poppy emcees got skills cuz these days that shit is "hot"?.../
...it wouldn't be if Pac didin't get shot/
assassin on the mic and I'm-a keep spittin' 'til their good riddens.../
...try me if you think I'm bullshittin'/
I'm-a make all my opinions public, hate it or love it.../
even if it means I never make it, fuck it/
I'll pledge allegiance to the Hip-Hop community/
and every true emcee I've learned from who's influenced me/
all my family and friends who push me to pursue the dream/
shout out to my brother Yak, Verbal Assassins 2 & 3 4ever/


- HOOK -
D - Even if it means I don't get paid
V - Even if I gotta stay underground
S - I'm happy here, I never said I wanted out
And I'm - tellin' all you muthafuckaz right now
D - Don't ever get me twisted with Hip-Pop
V - Vicious emcees don't ever quit and run
S - This is just a sample of things to come
And I'll - Never put this muthafuckin' mic down

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