1. Buck-N-Change

From the recording One Man Army

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You talk man, but you ain't really mastered this art
a clownfish in open water tryin' to battle a shark
you get no shine for that rhyme, I'll put you back in the dark
I'm still a Verbal Assassin comin' after the marks
and this time I'm only rippin' out half of your heart
you tryin' to go song-for-song, man - imagine the thought
and you can freestyle forever but that isn't smart
unless you got something to show for it you babble & stop
and that's it
so get back quick
and let a man spit
gasoline for saliva boy, and the match lit
so many rappers aren't much more than just actors
and you sleepin' on me? I'll turn over the mattress
hey, wake up and get with the times
connecting the lines
ain't a lot of minds as inventive as mine
when I sit down with a pen and make sentences rhyme
record-enable the red button and press it and I'm
doin' what I do, how I do - like a veteran
flow been off the chain ever since The Chain Letter and
I'm not goin' anywhere, they should've never let me in
cuz I got rhymes like Bush's closet got skeletons
livin' in the US, born South American
mother-earth's baby, my own Mama's second kid
I claim no religion, and I'm sorry if you're sensitive
but I don't believe in the "kingdom of heaven" or where the "devil" lives
yeah I said it bitch, so hate me if you want
I ain't givin' a fuck, you can't make me pick it up
I don't bow to the 4th branch or popular opinion
I hate everything PC, and reality TV
Making the Band with P DeeDee
I’d rather be/knee deep in feces
and fresh out of T.P.
Sell out? You obviously don't know DV...
...S, and you need the facts like a broke hoe needs cheese/
I got the remedy
for all my enemies' jealousy
in the words of Paul McCartney, just Let It Be
you act like there's only room in this rap game for 10 emcees
and pretend to be
the fuckin' big mack with extra cheese
please, I got 8 years under my belt
hearing all types of songs, cuz a bunch of 'em helped
to inspire this fire in me with something I felt
and made me feel I was invincible, untouchable, stealth
I grew up on Classic Rock
just ask my Popz
back then I wanted to sing
but that just wasn't my thing
and then my Mama turned her youngest son on
to love songs
both of 'em taught me that music was the one bond
that everybody got in common no matter what's wrong
cuz pretty much every emotion done been touched on
cuz whether you're on cloud nine, or all of your luck's gone
music can make somebody feelin' weak stand up strong
and that's why I stay commited to
writing lyrics cuz
it isn't just
enough to make your point, they gotta listen up
and why I've given up
freestyling pretty much
I'd rather take my time on a track like a woman I'm givin' some...
...to ...let me catch my breath
because what happens next
is an emcee at his best
bein' honest with himself whether he passed the test
or needs to take it back a step
and practice just...
just a little bit harder to
perfect the song or
risk droppin' something that he's gonna hate in the long run
protecting myself like when I'm wearing a condom
cuz I can pack more TNT in this bomb son
a million emcees in this world, you fuck with the wrong one
and you might get burned, so enhance your calm son
you think you're all that, you think you're so fuckin' awesome
but in the end, being cocky is what's gonna cost you
it's idiots like you that love to start a fight
the kind I hear about when I'm turning the news on at night
who care about nothing, man you'd probably merc me
cuz I was friends wit 'cha girl and bought her a slurpee
and I don't have time
for petty crime
I graduated
cuz I'm-a live fine
sellin' rhymes
stackin' papers
let unsigned talent shine, give them a chance to make it
and work with idols of mine, until I've collaborated with
Bone Thugs, Redman, Eminem, Alicia Keys
Canibus, Dead Prez, Mya, Talib Kweli
Wu-Tang, especially RZA, Immortal Technique
Linkin Park, Christina Aguilera, X to tha Z
Nas, Ludacris, Sticky Fingaz, D-R-E
Outkast, Evanescence, Vivian Green
Rakim, Mos Def, Jedi Mind Tricks, Res
Michael Jackson, Rob Thomas, KRS-One, Kurupt, Pink
to name a few
it'll be insane with whom
I'm gonna be making you...
you fuckers raise the roof
so pour a double shot of something atleast 80 proof
and something to chase it too
and give me space to move
cuz I'm-a start wildin' out after a couple more sips
and start a moshpit with everybody up in the mix
a whole mess of people jumpin' 'round, shovin' and shit
and no one actin' like a bitch
throwin' punches and kicks
we all came to party, not to get stuck in the lip
and don't nobody wanna catch a bunch of knuckles and fists
that includes you too, unless there's something I missed
and you got a death wish, or you just dumb as a brick
it's like you haven't learned nothin' since Biggie and Pac died
no one got arrested, do you really think the cops tried
to find out who done it? Listen, I'm not blind
the powers that be don't give a fuck about our lives
I wouldn't get on the mic just for fortune and fame
but I'd do it cuz I have something important to say
and I don't want no one believing that I'm something I'm not
like a thug with a glock
that I bust at the cops
cuz lying about who you are doesn't impress me
and one final note to all you underground emcees
who listening out there, I just wanted to say
that if you're true to yourself, I wish you luck in the game
stay commited, even through all the thunder and rain
when it looks hopeless and you feel like cuttin' ya veins
just forget about yesterday, man up to the pain
I know exactly what you're goin' through, I'm stuck in the same
that's why I rip mics like I'm fuckin' insane
and, hell yes - DVS just spit a buck and some change
I said that's why I rip mics like I'm fuckin' insane
and, hell yes - DVS just spit a buck and some change