Black Ice - Truth Is

Song Rating: 8.40/10

Song lyrics:

[Black Ice]
Hey yo
When you look at me and my brothers whats your first impression
Does the sight of us leave you guessin or do you understand the stressin
The aggression, the look of no hope on me and my n***as faces
Like the lord overlooked us when he handed down his graces
You see embraces, fall short on the numb tips of street entrepeneur fingers
Still stuck in the walls of the project halls where the coke smell still lingers
External blingers is all we can be cause on the inside we been given nothin to shine on
And a record deals harder to get than coke, so my n***as get they grind on
Cause the TV tells us, aim high n***a, make all goals lateral
But see that takes paper that we dont have so, n***as put they souls up as collateral
Now, some n***as reclaim em, some blame em, make an excuse to sell em
But when a n***a goes from not doin to doin, what can you tell him?
Not to be a n***a? sh** I gots to be a n***a, thats how I pay the bills
And Imma do that whether I got to sling this coke or exploit these rhyme sk**s
See America makes you an opportunist, and at the same time they institutionalize you
So the fact that n***as get, big record deals
Big money and go to jail shouldnt surprise you
Thats what lies do, you see most of these guys
Do have raw talent just an infantile education
So the business feed you all the weed and ecstasy
And a little bit of paper to provide some pacification
From all the bullsh** frustration they serve you
Meanwhile they corrupt your perception of what the real is
See they takin all our businessmen, and givin em the mindsets of drug dealers
Took all our messengers, made em rappers
Just flappin they jaws afraid to admit their treason
Took all our soldiers for the cause, made em k**ers for no reason

And bein f**ed up, well thats in this season
So, if youre negative youre positive, and if youre positive youre called a hater
But I maintain control of my soul cause I know it gets greater later
And I told yall the last show sh**, a n***a no hater, I just know what the truth is
Been intertwined in this puddin for bout a year now so I know where the proof is
See, it lines these midtown Manhattan skyscrapers
Where former hustlers like myself sign papers
And pull off f**ed capers like, 16 infamous stars of the time
They got us choppin and, baggin and
Servin that sh** to n***as 16 bars at a time now
The crime is undetectable by the feds
Cause in heads of our kids is where the track is
And music is potent its straight to the soul
So its much more addictive than crack is
Now, the high is just an illusion all lies and confusion
But to feel that rush just once, my young bucksll go through it
So in essence, they still floodin the streets with the thugs, d** and the k**ing
They just usin these record labels to do it
Takin our hearts off demos, puttin us in limos
Tryin to f** up divine direction
But, young black men have been trained to chase money
And p**y, so we fall victim to our own erection
And begin to convince ourselves were on our way somewhere where were not goin
But ignorance is bliss and n***as love this so, n***as take pride in not knowin
We not growin, n***a I give a f** how slick you flowin
If you aint showin nuttin to these kids or addin nuttin positive to the earth
Black Ice been destined to touch the world ever since I was born
To be real, f** a record deal, God gives me what Im worth
Soul Survivor n***a {*echoes*}

Date of text publication: 16.01.2021 at 05:00