15 Years Ago

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15 years of glow
follow me, 15 years ago
me and my younger brother and our single mother
we was like the three amigos
chevy chasing paper, still martin short
and we off in court for our older brother
got locked up, and I ain’t even visit
sound bad??? I ain’t even miss him
history of my system
Jim Crow on they program
my pops down in Atlanta, my moms told me
"don’t get mad, that’s how it is, with chick and man
get chick in hand, and you’ll understand yourself
trust in God’s plan"
God’s plan ain’t our plan
Our plans got stars in em, flowers on em, powers in em
turn around ink stars on em, turn around throw flowers on em
turn around no power in him, no volts
so feel my bolts, feel my jolt
I’ma be a AC, cool til the coroner don’t feel my pulse
man he dead, or he killing it
south side and we still in this
lot in common with Michael Brown
I thank God I’m still in this
life can happen so quick
and if you black then it’s half that
so what the why would I trip
I ain’t over it, I’m just past that

Long time coming, I ain’t going back…
15 years ago…

light skin, curly hair
that was all I wanted
grandma put that image in my head when I was young and
her father was Chinese, in Mississippi she passing
so when she had her own babies, she gave em the same classes
we swallowed that bs like it was vs
that vsop’ll have you on recess
My uncle was alcoholic he told me
"don’t ever drink when you lonely
you make that bottle your homie"
and he died now, 15 years ago
still think about him and see him in dreams
can’t even listen to Commodores, Zoom
I would like to fly, far away from here
where my mind can be, fresh and clear
and not occupied on my skin color, not yours or mine
or the wine, or the shine that destroy the game
from Porky Pig, I porcupine
lust is more than butts or chains
pursuit of fame, destroy the mind
and this album, or whatever it is, enjoy the ride (are we there yet?)
cause I started rapping 15 years ago

15 years, 15 years…
that’s BreevEazie in here, been down for 15 years
I had a verse on Baby Food when Kanye first got his chain
and me and Ye had our babies 5 weeks apart, we the same! NOPE
cause he straight, and he on like album number 8
and I’m on like album number 3
and most ain’t even heard what I made
and he deserve the calling him great
when he got cheese, but I’m still grate-ing...great things…
I swear that I’m ready
you hear me and know that I’m ready
my flow is too heavy, you need a machete
to cut me
feeling like starting a gang
I’m Jordan on Laney, Langley, how they gon cut me?
and I storyboard, my story wars, cause my story ugly
but God love me...yall ain't love me


from Lemonade, released November 26, 2015
produced by tyehill



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