I love this song because it’s written by a black rapper who calls out black culture on why they are failing. It’s actually how I feel but bad I can’t get away with. Listen especially from 3:07 up, he speaks the truth but too bad he won’t get played on the radio and reach the communities that need to hear this. If I was black and had children, this who I’d want them to listen to. No excuses, he takes responsibility like a man and doesn’t wanna be associated with thugs.
Somebody states: “Rap is dumbing down the black community and whites alike.” It seems to be doing worse than that. Here is a rapper trying to speak the truth.
The term “real n*gga” is publicly used
And I need to know what it means, ’cause I’m fuckin’ confused
Are you one for always bustin’ your tool
With nothin’ to lose and somethin’ to prove
To homies up in your crew?
Is it because you’re sellin’ drugs to get loot
And brag about how you done been shot and stabbed
Like it’s fun to be you?
But your life’s a struggle, right, and you just hustlin’ through?
Nah, you hamster-ass n*gga, you just stuck in a loop
Man, why do black people gotta be the only ones who can’t evolve?
‘Cause you in the streets actin’ like a neanderthal
It’s clear you can’t stand the law
You’re lost as an abandoned dog
And all you’re interested in is fightin’, rappin’ and basketball
I can’t even fuck with you
‘Cause if we out in public, you gon’ get caught stealin’ some shit, and get my ass in trouble, too
You’ll get old and be nothin’
Livin’ life in these streets, thuggin’
And starting shit with anybody mean-muggin’
Look at you, a real n*gga, thinkin’ your life’s cool
Girls used to turn me down for guys who were like you
‘Til you grab their heart and shove a spearhead right through
Then they regret it because it wasn’t the right move
Your “real n*gga” talk seems bogus
A real nigga don’t brag about being real as long as he knows it
And his future doesn’t seem hopeless
A real n*gga stays out of jail, handles shit and he keeps focused[Verse 4]
To all you rappers whose soul is out in the wrong
You inspired the issue I wrote about in this song
You go to prowl on the young who roam around in the slums
See, this is what happens when rap’s overcrowded with bums
Hope the hour is long when I’m rollin’ out with your tongue
The man above is my guide, you know the power is strong
All you menacin’ freaks are only in it for cheese
And the mass-control limit was breached — fuck hip-hop!
To everybody here who smoked weed and is defending it, Hopsin is not saying people who smoke weed are idiots, he’s just talking about the people who do it so much they let it define them and they’re life becomes about nothing but drinking, smoking weed, and getting “turnt up” or whatever the hell the term is.
In the words of Sam Jackson” i smoke at night when my shits done, you really aughta cut down, that shit will rob you of your ambition”
“All of your brain cells rottin’ from weed.
You feelin’ like if you ain’t got it, life’s not as complete”
He’s CLEARLY talking about people who’s lives are centered around weed.
Stop trying to be offended without trying to understand the message.
Hopsin is a messenger for the black community that’s trying to be better than what Fox News shows and people keep tryna shit on him. Shake my fuckin’ head.
I almost got back into drugs. I’m glad I heard this. It put me back in my place.
I give mad respect to this dude. Not only are his lyrics fucking amazing but he also doesn’t drink or smoke, which is pretty awesome.
I hope Hopsin knows how much this song helps people. I hope he never stops doing what he’s doing. He absolutely changed my entire existence. He spits the realest lyrics I have ever heard in my life. absolutely underrated.
It’s weird when you listen to a song and it calls you out on your bullshit.
You know how people are always talking about which rap artists are the best because of how “real” they are? People say Drake “talks about real shit” because he whines like the male version of Taylor Swift about girls breaking up with him. People say Rick Ross is “real” because he talks about dropping molly in peoples’ drinks and fucking them while they’re unconscious. This shit right here is what’s real. Each verse more than the last.
Finally a rapper who is actually smart