"Welcome to the home of brotherly love
Brothers covered in blood
The man's office is covered in bugs
The youth dreams cut short, swept under the rug
Love for self is outweighed by the love for the drugs
Go Eagles, McNabb and T.O.
We ain't hard to find homey, just follow the weed smoke
We eat rolls of greased beef soaked, overweight and evil
A city of justice unequal
The shadow of New York we still under
So we gotta kill 'em every summer, walk a little tougher
Guns bustin' how we chose to fight
When you can go from bein' a star to a scumbag overnight
Streets often deserted on the coldest nights
All hair trigger thunderbirds show you're right
Cops don't ask if ya know your rights
Hopeless hypes smokin' pipes
Pavement gamblers rollin' dice
Short sentence describe your whole life
Low expectancy at a low price for a low life
The mind of many years shines, soul so bright
But they could give a fuck, in their crib no lights
Everybody rhyme and they claim they don't write--it down
Sit down, take it all in
Civilization, this is where it all ends
The city I call kin
Yo, so take caution"
The boy Reef the lost cauze, if you dont know him, you need to.
"I sit high in chairs, scribe in air
They say I'm a young Nasir minus nine years
In my ear I hear the words of Uncle ???
He said, "Don't be something you're not and you'll do fine here"
To the top? Yeah, I'm tryin' to take my rhymes there
That place in my mind, I spend so much time there
When I was young I used to look up to fools
Got older and wiser, now I look up to ???
Hand me downs, dress sharp, had the hook up from ???
Never really had time to pick them books up at school
Then sun turned to rain, teeth got knocked
Broke the family's heart to see him locked in them chains
That's when I started to change before I started to shave
Gun targets your frame
Felony youth caught in a game
I thought it was live until I realized
Out here how quick your fortune can sway
The fortune of Gray, murdered in a tortuous way
I miss you homeboy, more than words can say
Those who did that to you in Hell deserve to lay
And I often pray I too don't meet the same fate
I write with the eyes of my beautiful grandmother
Teef, you ain't my cousin, you my damn brother
Mom, you're my hero
When I think of all you've done for me I swear I get tearful
Mo I'm proud of you
Your spirit it so strong, never let no one take that out of you
Baby doll we still holdin' on, growin' strong
Ain't no way I can do this shit with out you boo
My crew ???, CP, E-Mon
??? Rhyme, Phenom
Time for all the bullshit to be gone, no more starvin'
Let's get our feast on
I got some shit I want to speak on
I been away but I'm back again"
There is one more I'm looking for, that he speaks on how lame comercial rap is, its amazing I'll have to go through my albums again to find it.