2Pac – Hold On (feat. Stretch) (Remixes Vol. 1 Album)

All my homeboys and my homegirls, stay strong
When things get bad
Especially come the first and the fifteenth
Stay strong, and stay ballin’, hold on
I’ll catch y’all at the next life, we in traffic You got to stand strong
And when these bustas try to knock you out your place
You stand there to they face
Tell ’em "Hold on!", and be strong
The game don’t stop, huh
This here is black, man
If you don’t never learn nothin’, learn one thing
It don’t stop, ’til the casket drop
Thug for life… feel me? Hold on, be strong! When it’s on, it’s on
[Verse 2]
There’s never a good day, ‘cause in my hood they
Let they AK’s pump strays where the kids play
And every Halloween, check out the murder scene
Can’t help but duplicate the violence seen on the screen
My homies dyin’ before they get to see they birthdays
These is the worst days, sometimes it hurts to pray
And even God turned his back on the ghetto youth
I know that ain’t the truth, sometimes I look for proof
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto, and if it does
Does it matter if you Blood or you Cuz? Hold on, be strong! Remember how it was? [Intro]
Hold on… *lighter flicks up*
Yeah, it’s gonna be alright
Don’t trip, baby *inhales*
It’ll get better… *coughing*
Aye, do this thug style, man, thug style
When this whole beat drop
We just gon’ run it to ’em
Bet, it’s all good, uhh
[Verse 1]
I never had much, ran with a bad bunch
Little skinny kid sneakin’ weed in my bag lunch
And all through Junior High, we was just gettin’ by
And drive-by’s robbed my homies of their young lives
I never did cry, and even though I had pain in my heart
I was hopeless from the start
They couldn’t tell me nothin’, they all tried to help me
The marijuana had my mind gone, it wasn’t healthy
I traveled places, caught cases, what a ill year
I felt the pain and the rain, but I’m still here
Never did like the police
Let the whole world know, now I gets no peace
‘Cause they chasin’ me down
And facin’ me now, what do I do? Bay-bee, God bless the child that can hold his own
You know? Hold on, be strong! The picnics and the parties in the projects
Small time drinkin’, gettin’ high with them armies
Just another knucklehead kid from the gutter
I’m dealin’ with the madness, raised by a single mother
I’m tryin’ to tell you when it’s on
You gotta keep your head to the sky
And be strong, most of all, hold on

[Hook]
Hold on, be strong! Hold on, be strong! Hehe, I know it’s hard out there
Welfare, AIDS, earthquakes, muggings, car-jackings
Yeah, we got problems
But believe me when I tell you things always get better
God don’t like ugly, and God don’t like no quitters
You know what Billie Holiday said? These things that a thug goes through
And still I rise, so keep your head up
And make your mind strong
It’s a struggle every day, but you gotta hold on

[Hook]
Hold on, be strong! When it’s on, it’s on
[Outro]
(Hold on, be strong *repeats in background*)
I know them ain’t tears comin’ down your face
Wipe your eyes
In this world, only the strong survive, you know?

2Pac – Lie To Kick It (feat. Richie Rich) (Remixes Vol. 1 Album)

You ain’t got to lie to kick it
To them tricks and them bitches
Out to get a nigga’s riches
[x4]
You ain’t got to lie to kick it
y’all don’t hear me
I got these niggas yackin’ in my face
about some shit that never took place
And what you see is what you get
that’s what he told me
I peeped it in his pose
exposed the fucking phony
I’m gettin’ richer so they claim to be my homie
with them bitches they be freaky
they don’t know me
Hey it’s gettin drastic
Gunnin niggas down cause they plastic
Sleep on a G and get that ass kicked
and stuffed inside a casket
Rippin’ the shit like it’s my muthafucking last hit
Hey they wonder why a nigga’s nothin’ nice
and everytime I bust a nut I fuck for Tyson
Cause I know the real on the bitch
she got to skit ya just to get a nigga’s riches (fuck that bitch)
I pray to God that the bitch don’t get no dick
and got a nigga screamin’ Fuck That Bitch! You ain’t got to lie to kick it
To them tricks and them bitches
Out to get a nigga’s riches
[x4]
Well if a bitch’ll be a bitch
Then a trick’ll be a trick
I’ve got my nigga Richie Rich and we be all up in the mix
this is Thug Life baby rollin’ hoes like Vogues
Stay the fuck up out of mine
and I’ll stay out of yours
It’s a Oakland thang and bitch you wouldn’t understand
This Tanqueray got me screamin’ Fuck yo’ man. But now you beefing on the strength
that you was thinkin’ I was jocking
Hey bitch I got no time for hoes I’m steady clockin’
and if it ain’t about a buck I gives a fuck
it’s raggedy hoes like you that keep a nigga stuck
so what’s up with them low life bitches tryin’ to play me
Bitch you better see Trojan about yo’ baby (Ha ha)
Trickin’ niggas better catch up on they pimpin’
Cause bitches love to catch a nigga when they slipping
You ain’t got to lie to kick it
To them tricks and them bitches
Out to get a nigga’s riches
[x5] Yeah I dedicate this to my nigga Mike Tyson. It’s all good. You ain’t got to lie to kick it
To them tricks and them bitches
Out to get a nigga’s riches
[x2]
Jack of all trades ballin’ like Jordan you punk
fake inside the paint in fact I know you can’t
do half of the shit that you was claimin’ in the county
Suckas on yo jock you claim you run the block
Polyurethane busta cracked in half
you claim you folding bank but I know yo bank stank
I lived around the corner I seen you fully smoked
Must I say some more you weighed a buck 04
you sold ya TV for a buck cause it was way too late
Now they sent you upstate and you done gained some weight
You’s a baller lying to them youngstas quick
got them thinking you sick and representing yo click
But you’s an old basehead kickin’ too much hype
yo bicentennial pipe it got rally stripes
And if they knew yo identity
you’d probably be the victim of a sticking (ugh ugh)
You ain’t got to lie to kick it.

Oh Wonder – Overgrown (Ultralife Album)

Did I, did I, did I do you right? [Verse 1]
Hanging on a silver string
All the love that we could’ve been
Summer fading out the spring
Feel the warmth underneath your wings
And I will never let you go
All the words you want to scream
Take my heart slowly out of me
Forever falling in a dream
All the love that we could’ve been
[Chorus]
I never get high when you’re feeling low
I’m pulling down stars just to make you glow
It’s just the way you are when you’re overgrown
And in the middle of the night when you’re on your own
I’m chasing down light in the indigo
It’s just the way you are when you’re overgrown
And I will never let you go
And I will never let you go
[Verse 2]
Promise I will never run
Catching fire, let the light become
Shallow edges left of sun
Feel the heat, hold it in your lungs
Never could’ve loved you more
By your side in a quiet roar
This is what my hope is for
Watch you float when the water’s gone

[Chorus]
I never get high when you’re feeling low
I’m pulling down stars just to make you glow
It’s just the way you are when you’re overgrown
And in the middle of the night when you’re on your own
I’m chasing down light in the indigo
It’s just the way you are when you’re overgrown
And I will never let you go
No I will never let you go
[Bridge]
Did I, did I, did I do you wrong? Did I, did I, did I do you wrong? Did I, did I, did I, do you wrong? And I will never let you go
[Chorus]
I never get high when you’re feeling low
I’m pulling down stars just to make you glow
It’s just the way you are when you’re overgrown
And in the middle of the night when you’re on your own
I’m chasing down light in the indigo
It’s just the way you are when you’re overgrown
And I will never let you go
And I will never let you go
And I will never let you Did I, did I, did I do you right? Did I, did I, did I, do you wrong? Did I, did I, did I do you right? Did I, did I, did I, did I, did I? Did I, did I, did I do you wrong? Did I, did I, did I, do you wrong? Did I, did I, did I, did I, did I? Did I, did I, did I?

Oh Wonder – Slip Away (Ultralife Album)

[Verse 1: Both]
I sleep away all the light
I keep away, out of sight, out of sight
And when the day turns to night
I slip away and lose my mind, lose my mind
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
[Verse 2: Both]
And as we lie silently
Your body soft, so close to me, close to me
I creep away and let you sleep
I dream today, tomorrow speaks
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
[Verse 3: Both]
And as the sun comes out to play
So soon I wish the day away, day away
Still left unsaid, the things to say
I lost my heart through window panes
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried

[Outro: Josephine, Anthony, and Both]
Oh my, my, my
Oh my, my, my
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
And my, my, my
My, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried
Oh my, my, my
Oh, how I tried

Oh Wonder – High On Humans (Ultralife Album)

Do you hate your life? I’m getting high, getting high
Getting high on humans
Sitting in the backseat, dead heat summer
Staring at the ground in a lucid light
I can feel a heartbeat built like thunder
Running round my head in a holy fire
Open up the doors, let me feel that zephyr
Freshen up the air underneath the streets
Now I’m locking eyes with a silent stranger
Don’t run, don’t hide
And I can feel the static rising up and out your mouth
We’re making waves of conversation, got a rush of energy
‘Cause I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
Elevate the headstrong dead long halo
Caught up in our skin, gotta fight the grind
I can make your day go sun to rainbow
Colour in your step, let me lose your mind
Animate the air with a stone cold question
Do you have the time? Now I’m locking eyes with a silent stranger
Don’t run, don’t hide
And I can feel the static rising up and out your mouth
We’re making waves of conversation, got a rush of energy
‘Cause I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
Every time I meet your eyes
I can feel life come alive
And I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
We ride up, we slide up
We won’t stop, we won’t stop
We ride up, we slide up
We won’t stop, no, we won’t stop
We ride up, we slide up
We won’t stop lighting our minds up
We ride up, we slide up
We won’t stop lighting our minds up
‘Cause I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
Every time I meet your eyes
I can feel life come alive
And I’m getting high, getting high
I’m getting high on humans
‘Cause I’m getting-getting high on humans

Oh Wonder – Lifetimes (Ultralife Album)

‘Cause I found love in you
Doing it right, doing it right
I’ll walk the world for you
Doing it right, doing it right
Seconds, minutes, hours, lifetimes
Doing it right, doing it right
I found love in you
Doing it right, doing it right
Hands up for a miracle
Up high for a miracle
Oh the smoke don’t stop but we let it go
But we let it go on and on
Flash back to a year ago
Count stacks, fifty-two ago
All the hope, drop down like a domino
But we let it go on and on
Will someone take a ride with me? Take a ride with me
It’s easy come never go
Please make way for telephones
Call me crazy, call me slow
Go hang up but
Won’t you take a ride with me? Come on take a ride with me
‘Cause I found love in you
Doing it right, doing it right
I’ll walk the world for you
Doing it right, doing it right
Seconds, minutes, hours, lifetimes
Doing it right, doing it right
I found love in you
Doing it right, doing it right
Hands up for a miracle
Up high for a miracle
Oh the smoke don’t stop but we let it go
But we let it go on and on
Flash back to a year ago
Count stacks, fifty-two ago
All the hope, drop down like a domino
But we let it go on and on
Will someone take a ride with me? Take a ride with me
It’s easy come, never go
Please make way for climaphobes
Two degrees, you’re spilling seas
Toupée queen
Oh, won’t you take a ride with me? Back to the planet sanity
Desert plain, ocean wave
Techno crazy
Won’t you take a ride with me? Back to the world where we can see
Echo strong, river deep
Concrete hazy
Won’t you take a ride with me? Come on take a ride with me
Swing sweet light this earth of mine
‘Cause I found love in you
Doing it right, doing it right
I’ll walk the world for you
Doing it right, doing it right
Seconds, minutes, hours, lifetimes
Doing it right, doing it right
I found love in you
Doing it right, doing it right
Swing sweet light this earth of mine

Oh Wonder – Solo (Ultralife Album)

Lovesick the beat inside my head
Waves struck a sea of bitterness
Lights out solo in the blue
Before I found you
Days passed slowly, lost and low
You gave me hope and now there’s only
Blood running in my veins
I’ve never been here before
And I got love falling like the rain
I never could’ve asked for more
I got so much soul inside my bones
Take a look at me now
I’m young, forever in the sun
Ever since you came, I’m living ultralife
I’m living ultralife
I’m living ultralife
Turn down the voice inside my head
‘Cause heaven only knows why we feel this emptiness
But I will climb out, find another view
Now I’ve found you
Days passed slowly, lost and low
You gave me hope and now there’s only
Blood running in my veins
I’ve never been here before
And I got love falling like the rain
I never could’ve asked for more
I got so much soul inside my bones
Take a look at me now
I’m young, forever in the sun
Ever since you came, I’m living ultralife
(Ultralife with me, ultralife with me
Ultralife with me, ultralife with me)
Found me on a basement floor (Ultralife with me)
Back when I had lost it all (Ultralife with me)
Told me what the fight was for (Ultralife with me)
And I’m not giving up no more (Ultralife with me)
You elevate the life in me (Ultralife with me)
Illuminate the in-between (Ultralife with me)
Forever gonna feel this free (Ultralife with me)
And I’m not giving up now
Lovesick the beat inside my head
Waves struck a sea of bitterness
Lights out solo in the blue
But now I’ve found you
Blood running in my veins
I’ve never been here before
And I got love falling like the rain
I never could’ve asked for more
I got so much soul inside my bones
Take a look at me now
I’m young, forever in the sun
Ever since you came, I’m living ultralife
(Ultralife with me, ultralife with me)
I’m living ultralife
(Ultralife with me, ultralife with me)
Oh, we’re living ultralife
(Ultralife with me, ultralife with me, oh)
We’re living ultralife
(Ultralife with me, ultralife with me)
I’m living ultralife
(Ultralife with me)

Damian Marley – Speak Life (Stony Hill Album)

I pray thee, I pray thee
Once again
I wonder to be surrounded by ones with such talent…ya know
Speak life
Live a humble and meek life
Ordinary day of the week life
Try to search and seek life
Way up
Keep your head up and stay up
Even when you sore and pain love
Never given up til its game up
Keep your aim up
And focus
Don’t concentrate to what’s bogus
Never set law far upon us
Handle your biz like grown ups, Own up
It’s amazing
The way Jar fire keeps blazing
That’s why I constantly praise him
For some of them it’s a phase
So they’re gazing
On the street lights
Dem they catch up in street fights
Cause unpretending they street wise
And put to end to a brief life
I feel Like…
It’s a mystery
How we can keep repeating our history
Making the same mistakes as our ancestry
Seem like all of life lessons missed with
It’s risky
So give praises
One day you may find your oasis
Rise up to the challenge you’re faced with
Be a pool and creative
You’ll make it
Its basics (Wo-Oooah)
People been though in it for ages (Wo-Oooah)
Many other cultures and places (Wo-Oooah)
On the regular basis (Wo-Oooah)
They’re so many cases
Lets face it (mann)
Way too much time has been wasted (mann)
Building military bases
Fighting our war with no basis
Life is sacred (Wo-Oooah)
*And every baby born naked (Wo-Oooah)
*Some of em nah like guatala ris big (Wo-Oooah)
And don’t care what they making (Wo-Oooah-oh)
They can’t take it
So speak life (mann)
All dis darkness don’t feel right (mann)
Wo-Oooah
Wo-Oooah-oh
Wo-Oooah
Wo-Oooah-ooh

Damian Marley – Caution (Stony Hill Album)

[Verse 1]
Yow me tell dem caution
Wen yuh see lion pon patrol
We nuh kin teet, yuh cudda be the richest also
Wid yuh fortune, yuh money, yuh platinum an gold
Yuh cyaa buy people life, yuh cyaa save people soul
Slaughter, wen bwoy a stop di cash flow
An a live comfortable while resentment a grow
Yow a torture, di less fortunate a die slow
How yuh fi reap wealth, wen a pure death yuh sow
So di pauper, doesn’t have a cash in him billfold
An cyaa buy di knowledge weh di rich man own
Nor look afta his family or his humble household
Wahapen wen him get up and decide fi roll
Wid di scorcha
Real fiya torch, real fiya sparka
Wen di fiya start
Well not even wata weh quench wen di river dem flow
Cudda out dis ya fiya wen it bun and start glow
[Chorus]
Well a wah dem wudda do if hungry belly stop fear
An decide fi tek from all who nah share
An one man pull up and kick off anywhere
Cah hungry nuh business a who life a spare
A wah dem wudda do if hunger keep conference
An mek criminal and police tun fren
And decide fi tek it from all who nah sen
(Caution, Caution, Caution)

[Verse 2]
Yow me tell dem warning
Listen up if yuh have ears to hear
You nuh mek hungry belly tun unnu inna gun engineer
Man a trespass and man a overcome and get there
Wen di dutty get tuff and everyting is despair
Warning
Talk up if yuh have mout fi talk
An nah speak up on ghetto yute dem behalf
Cah dem a play like a dummy and dem nah pay di staff
An a mek di most noise, dem hear dem front door kickoff
Warning
Look out all who have eyes to see
An still a play blin like injustice nuh real
Memba hungry nuh hav mercy pon bakklefield
Man will eat yuh food fasta dan ten Navy SEAL
So caution
Have you white collar extortion
Di dirty politican and yuh tricks dem a turn di yute dem inna orphan
Smoke di cigar and a laugh an
Since yuh smart ansa dis
Yow
[Chorus]
Well a wah dem wudda do if hungry belly stop fear
An decide fi tek from all who nah share
An one man pull up and kick off anywhere
Cah hungry nuh business a who life a spare
A wah dem wudda do if hunger keep conference
An mek criminal and police tun fren
And decide fi tek it from all who nah sen
(Caution, Caution, Caution)

[Verse 3]
Yow me tell dem action
Always louder dan words
An no school nah build outta di money transfer
You too greedy, you wuddnt even lef a one third fi di needy
Yuh bend up and gadda like herd
Option, scarce wen it come on to job
Man cyaa find nuh work till go road go rob
You a try save face but it done gone bad
It’s a gamble dem lie fi raise dem living standard
An its a sign dat unless you being kind
One day you may find dat you cannot stop the crime
You system designed that, stony is the hill dem cyaa climb
Even if dem work a lifetime
Dem cyaa gain no traction
Cyaa find no satisfaction
Election is just a distraction
Write it inna caption
Caution
Warning to all
Yuh tink hunger cyaa jump yuh wall
Yow
[Chorus]
Well a wah dem wudda do if hungry belly stop fear
An decide fi tek from all who nah share
An one man pull up and kick off anywhere
Cah hungry nuh business a who life a spare
A wah dem wudda do if hunger keep conference
An mek criminal and police tun fren
And decide fi tek it from all who nah sen
(Caution, Caution, Caution)

Damian Marley – Slave Mill (Stony Hill Album)

What you won’t and what you will
Working for your dollar bill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Walking home, ah you gets killed
Police free to shoot at will
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Nine to five you know the drill
Weekends are a short lived thrill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Cup runneth over till it spill
Take until they’ve had their fill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Some of us think we’re too big
Got a system gives us jobs
Even though it’s just a low paying game
Some of us will boast and brag
And those of us who think we’re small
Just because we don’t have much
That’s really not the case at all
There’s riches that the flesh can’t touch
Some of us won’t respect names
Some of us don’t respect loves
Some of us don’t respect life
Even though we worship God
And some of us won’t let go of faith
No matter what the price may cost
Some of us wan’ practice hate
But I will still believe in love
What you won’t and what you will
Working for a dollar bill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Walking home, a child gets killed
Neighbors free to shoot at will
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Nine to five, we know the drill
Weekends are such a short-lived thrill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Cup runneth over till it spill
Take until they’ve had their fill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Most of us think we’re too good
Just because material gain
If we were living as we should
Then less of us would be in pain
Those who are misunderstood
Still deserve a voice to claim
The things that are still meaningful
To each and all of us the same
And some will say the cups are full
And give your thumbs on what we’ve gained
And some will say there’s much more weight to pull
And then we tell you that straight up and plain
And some will think outside the box
While some of us will hold our lanes
And some of us we write the facts
While some of us just don’t care
What men won’t and what they will
Working for a dollar bill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Walking home, a child gets killed
Police free to shoot at will
Hurts to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Nine to five you u know the drill
Weekends are a short-lived thrill
I can see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow but grinding still
Cup runneth over till it spill
Take until they’ve had their fill
Sad to see the old slave mill
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still
Is grinding slow, but grinding still