Listen

[Track 8] Listen
Samples Talib Kweli’s “Listen”, Written by Boogey

[Boogey]
I speak the verses like a preacher with a bible/ and Hip hop a religion/ I’m a teacher and disciple/ Life over here is harder than just breathing for survival/ and the youth aint getting jobs so they reaching for the rifles/ I believe in God that’s the reason that my idols/ ain’t being worshiped but got me believing I could try to /be an example of success even against the odds /Give back to community, same as saying thanks to God /I’m not a man. I’m the truth. I’m personified /Been through a lotta shit but I look to the sunny side/ twenty-five/ tryna climb up the fucking ladder/ telling em i got the gift of spitting but it doesn’t matter/ Because they never (Listen)

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[Boogey]
I’m the voice of the young, black, calvary /fighting to open eyes of the ones that cannot see /it’s an era of conflict and bomb blast casualties/ Give em’ the sound of music like Von Trapp family /Major skills but majority will never (listen)/I’m bringing back the classic getting niggas reminiscent/ The kids emulating what they see on television/ and nobody missing reality even when it’s missing/ The youth runaway from truth to Convenience/ Industry is tryna give my booth to comedians/ Can be anything if introduced to the media/ Actors rapping but the fame is used as a medium/ good luck, break a leg like u get disabled/ The movie industry turning into a record label/ Imma educate you/ with rhythm and save your neck if you thinking that hanging ’em pretty headphones on your neck will save you/ Get your hustle on but don’t you be expecting favours/ They might not let you eat even if you set the table/ You have to go/ grab a hoe/ axe and bow/ get your food if they won’t help you get it, gotta act alone

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