[Intro] ("Fuck who did I offend, rappers" "Sit back I'm about to begin") [Verse 1: Big L] I drive up and down Harlem blocks, iced-out watch Knots in my socks, cops think I'm selling rocks Pulling me over to see if I'm drunk, but I'm sober They wouldn't fuck with me if I drove a Nova Listen Columbo, you're mad because your money come slow And what you make in a year, I make in one show Now you wanna frisk me and search my ride Call me all kind of names, try to hurt my pride You're just mad cause I'm a young cat, pockets dumb fat Talking 'bout, "Where the gun at?" I been there and done that I'm through with that illegal life, I'm staying legit I love to see cars come cruising by and playing my shit I walk around with six thou' without a pistol, my whole clique's wild I'm rich pal, no more sticks, I'm making hits now I drink Cristal, I'm through breaking laws I don't sell coke any more, I do tours So get that flashlight out of my face To bring me down, them Jakes will do whatever it takes Word up, them Federals got my phone and my house tapped Praying that I fall for the mousetrap, I doubt that [Chorus: Big L] Why do I end up in so much shit? I done came way too far to be calling it quits Jake wanna lock me up, even though I'm legit They can't stand to see a young brother' pockets get thick [Verse 2: Fat Joe] Aiyo enough's enough, Federals try to set me up Put me in cuffs and crush what I lust into dust Plus, they want a nigga's soul, but they know Big Joey Crack will never rat a cat that he know For sure, death before dishonor, I left the streets alone Since Tone deceased it almost killed his mama So I'ma keep doing what I'm doing Pursuing my dream till there's enough cream to start my own union And show these kids how legit it is Shit is real, I used to steal but now I own several businesses So where's your witness that you claim to have Saying that I'm taking half, extorting New York and not paying tax? I'm laid back playing the role, laying the low But it's the same old Joe so don't get KO'd Hey yo, I'm gonna fry for what I never did Or catch a heavy bid, why don't they just let a nigga live? [Chorus: Big L] x2 [Outro] ("What would you do if a vicious enemy Suddenly started coming at you Armed to the teeth and ready to kill you?")
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