RHHR’s Favorite Hip-Hop “Rolas”: Staff Picks II

Big Writ Moses: Immortal Technique – The 3rd World “I’m from where they too pussy to come film Survivor, and they murder Coca-Cola union organizers, I’m from where the justice system esta podrido, fuck government, niggaz politic over perico, rebelde conocido, enterado vivo, como otro Argentino desaparecido, cuz RICO laws don’t apply to the CIA, and motherfuckers make sneakers for a quarter a day, I’m from where they overthrow Democratic leaders, not for the people but for the Wall Street Journal readers”

La Coka Nostra & Snoop Dogg – Bang, Bang Slaine: “the methods to my madness is idiotic, and violence is a disease and everybody in my city got it, I pack a banger and I hang around with crooks, who run across the country making money off the books, I’m gluttonous and greedy just as hungry as it looks, I seen they wouldn’t feed me so I took it like a jux”

Slaughterhouse – Sound Off

TuComrade: K’Naan, Mos-Def, & Chali 2Na – America K’Naan: “there are certain things fresh, and certain things mesh, I got my own sound I don’t sound like the rest, and even my attire and my choice of dress, and not long ago I don’t spoke Englesh, my point is police pull me over a lot, they wonder what kind of rap sheet I got…back to the country of the educated, where people get robbed and they celebrate it”

Click Tha Supah Latin – 4 My People “respresentando a mi  gente liricamente y como el gran Tito Puente hitting his flow just like a fuente, so ben escucha algo  boricua y el peruano lo que tu necesitas, yo aquí lo traigo drogas? na! un estilo mas segido si tu crees que tu puedes ben y trata con mi tribo.”

 Anthony Hamilton – Where I’m From

SiRe: Opio – Stop the Press “hold ya breath, stop the press, I got finesse…you go come thru the East side of Oakland showin these diamonds glowin, see ya neck might get broken, I told em, that’s not a threat it’s a bet, I keep it low key, in the jungle they know me as Mowgli, raised with the wolves but I only go so deep, back in jr high my niggas used to hold heat, I’m close to my freedom, we don’t wanna beat em when cold and not breathin, I roll with the heathens, most of us broke so we focused on greenbacks and hope to achieve that, American dream”

KRS-One & Buckshot – One Shot Chorus: “KRS-One, Buckshot, split it, up the middle, you only get one shot, get it, one shot, meaning half of both of the names, or better yet I figure you better have aim, now pick a style, any style, chose one, political rap, conscious, crack, guns, the scores tied, no time on the clock, you better hit the bull’s-eye, cuz you only got one shot”

M.O.P. – Blow the Horns

Lil’ Prole: Lil’ Boosie – No Mercy “nigga wake up in the morning, don’t know if they dyin, don’t know who’s they friend, can’t even trust they kin…they strapped up under them cold eyes, these niggas clappin in that South side, if you hit 25 then you lucky, most niggas get killed when your real, like fuck it, all that buckin gets your head busted”

Uncle Murda – I Shot the Sheriff “I hate the cops, so I be happy when detectives get shot, officer how would you feel if you woke up and saw, my big M16 nozzle at ya jaw, I remember cops killed this boy on the roof, he ain’t have no gun on him so why’d the cops shoot, and all the judge did was give em probation, man I think the judge is a racist, NY City was so damn quiet, where my gangstas at? it’s time for us to riot”

The Game – Ol’ English

Apex: Akrobatik – Remind My Soul “black man kill himself for limited amount of wealth and disrespect the woman so I’m disrespecting self…can’t work a dead end 9-to-5, for what? to be another victim of social security cuts, I gotta cut myself from the chains and run free, empower myself and be my own authority, people died so I don’t have to be a runaway slave, Nat Turner must be turnin in his grave like ‘remind my soul’ of the time we were great before the self hate, wait, we still great but…”

Mos Def – Mr. Nigga “keep a digital phone up to his dome, two assistants, two bank accounts, two homes, one problem, even with the 0’s on his check, the po-po stop him and show no respect, ‘is there a problem officer?’ damn straight, it’s called race, that motivate the jake to give chase, say they want you successful, but that ain’t the case, you livin large, your skin is dark they flash a light in your face”

Common – The 6th Sense

The President: Fat Joe & Young Jeezy – Ha-Ha (Slow Down Son) “now what you boys got a death wish, I beat a mothafucka uglier than Precious, real nigga, you can find me where the X is, whippin in the kitchen both hands ambidextrous, recession got the hood pushin more than time clocks, so I dropped a hundred in the streets, I don’t buy stocks, tell a little mothafucka ‘go get his shine-box,’ Goodfellas, hood fellas livin on my block”

Maino – Tiger Woods (Get ‘em Tiger) “Lord I can’t lie I’m a dog, I’m a cheater, baby-mama gone cuz I ain’t know how to treat her, shout out to Na’isha, shout out to Latisha, shout out to my shorty with that little white beamer, feeling like a king, got women that’ll treat me, I be going hard, got a dime down in D.C., yeah my wifey home and I’m wrong for what I’m doin yo, I be out creepin, lying, said I’m in the studio”

Lloyd Banks & Juelz Santana – Beamer, Benz, or Bentley

Cobalt 45: Masta Ace – Born to Roll “black boy, black boy turn that shit down, you know that America don’t wanna hear the sound of the bass drum jungle music go back to Africa, nigga I’ll arrest ya if ya holdin up traffic, I’ll be damned if I listen so cops save your breath and write another ticket if ya have any left…so catch me if ya can, if ya can here’s a donut, cuz once ya drive away, yo I’m gonna go nuts, and turn it up to where it was before, nice try, but ya can’t stop the power of the bass in ya eye, I wonder if I blasted a little Elvis Presley, would they pull me over & attempt to arrest me?”

The Coup – Me & Jesus the Pimp… “you accidentally killed my mom, no playa-hation points, you know how bitches act, shit, exclamation point…ain’t no women finna die for the same ol conclusion, put they life on the line so some other pimp could use em, pulled into a vacant lot, the road to recovery, pulled out my pistol as we brushed against the shrubbery, Jesus said ‘why the hell you pointin a gat?’ so I pulled a piece of game I could use out the hat, I said ‘this trip is over, we ain’t finna ride on’ this is for my mental and my momma that I cried on, he struggled for life, then gave up the fight, me and Jesus the Pimp in a ’79 Granada last night”

Rage Against the Machine – Bombtrack

Maleec Garvey X: Kid Cudi – Pursuit of Happiness “crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit, feelin lit, feelin like 2am, summer night, I don’t care, hand on the wheel, drivin drunk, I’m doin my thing, rollin the mid-West side and out livin my life gettin out dreams, people told me slow my roll, I’m screaming out ‘fuck that’ I’mma do just what I want, lookin ahead no turnin back, if I fall, if I die know I lived it to the fullest, if I fall if I die know I lived and missed some bullets”

Drake – Over “one thing bout music, when it hits you feel no pain, and I swear I got that shit that make these bitches go insane, so they tell me that they love me, I know better than that, it’s just game, it’s just what comes with the fame, and I’m ready for that, I’m just sayin, but I really can’t complain, everything is kosher, two thumbs up, Ebert and Roeper”

Yo Gotti & Lil’ Wayne – Women Lie, Men Lie

 

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