Friday, April 24, 2009

Wake and Drake: Say What's Real

This post will be in this vein...

Drake - Say What's Real

Why do I feel so alone
Like everybody passing through the studio
Is in character as if he acting out a movie role
Talking bullshit as if it was for you to know
And I don't have the heart to give these
B*tch ni99as the cue to go
So they stick around kicking out feedback
And I entertain it as if I need that
I had a talk with my uncle and he agreed that
My privacy about the only thing I need back
But, its hard to thinking than polite flows
[???] suits are your night clothes
And Jordan sweat suits are your flight clothes
And you still make it even when they say your flight closed
Eyes hurting from the camera phone light shows
Life was so full now this shits just been light pole
Always said I'd say it all on the right track
But in this game you only lose when you fight back
Black diamond bracelets, showing you the basics
I can't live and hold the camara, someone gotta tape this
I make hits so like a b*tch that's married married I ain't miss [Ms.]

24 hours from greatness, I'm that close
Don't ever forget the moment you began to doubt
Transitioning from fitting in to standing out
Los Angeles, Cabanas or Atlanta south
Watchin Hov show embarrassed to pull my camera out
And my mother embarrassed to put my Phantom out
So I park about 5 houses down
She said I shouldn't have until I have the crown
But i don't wanna feel the need to wear disguises around
So she wonder where my mind is accounts in the minus
But yet I'm rolling round the f*ckin city like your highness
Got ni99as reacting without a sinus [can't breathe]

Cause what I'm working with is timeless
And promoters try to get me out to they club
And say I have fun but I can't imagine how
Cause I just see my ex-girl
Standing with my next girl
Standing with the girl that I'm f*ckin right now
And shit could get weird unless they all down

And so I stay clear, we from a small town
And everybody talks and everybody listen
And somehow the truth just always comes up missing

I've always been something that these labels can't buy
Especially if they trying to take a piece of my soul
And Sylvia be telling [???] "Damn Drake fly"
And he just be like "Silly motherf*cker I know"
That was your bad, how could you pass up on em?
He just take the records and he gas up on em
Wayne would probably put a million cash up on em
Surprised no one ever put your a$$ up on 'em
Oh they did Po, at least they tried to
And that's what happens when you spitting whats inside you
But slip-up and shoot the wrong f*cking video
And they think they can market you however they decide to
Nah, before they told me to do me
And don't listen to anybody that knew me
Cause to have known me would mean that there's a new me
And if you think I've changed in the slightest coulda fooled me
Boar, and in my city I'm da 2-3
Drug dealers live vicariously through me

I quit school and is not because I'm lazy
I'm just not the social type and campus life is crazy
Understand, I could get money with my eyes closed
Lost some of my hottest versus down in Cabo
So if you find a blackberry with the sidescroll
Sell that mothaf*cka to any rapper that i know
Cause they need it much more than I ever will
I got new shit, I'm gettin' better still
Little ni99as put my name in their verses
Cause they girlfriend put my a$$ on a pedestal

Future said cause it's Ye shit you better kill
And I think this got that making of a legend feel
Problem with these other ni99as they ain't never real
Yea ... Thats all I can say

Listen for yourself...


Deja~I~Am said...

I thought "You only lose when you fight back" was going to be a picture of Ja Rule

Anonymous said...

LOL. I definitely could have done that. Didn't even think about it that way, lol. I wanted to show Yeezy on that link because he kinda let 50 go on in before their "sales battle" and didn't fight back but then won out with his music.

M.C. said...

That XXL link was bogus as hell! Besides Wale and Cudi, that freshman lineup looks like a minstrel show, and Roth is the opening act. Dudes like that getting so much shine just makes me sick to my stomach and weep for what hip hop used to be and what it's not anymore. I hope Drake schools folks. Real hip hop must prevail cause rap is killing it softly right now.

Anonymous said...

When you say "bogus" I think of Lil Rel. LOL.

I'm not really feeling Cudi at this point. His work on "Welcome to Heartbreak" and the "Look up in the stars" song with Wale are the only two things I've really liked from him. And he's definitely released at least 5 or 6 tracks and a couple mixtapes (granted I haven't listened to either of the mixtapes in their entirety).

I think Drake is what people expected Cudi to be. That is, a versatile entertainer with crazy upside.

I have listened to Asher "Nappy Headed Hoez" Roth CD twice now and the first time I was like "mehhh" and the second time I was like "it's ok". I doubt it's going to get a third listen but he has 3 songs I definitely like: "Lark on my Go Kart", "As I Em", and "I Love College".