Dedication

Album: Victory Lap (2018)
Charted: 93
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  • Look, my nigga this is dedication
    This is anti-hesitation
    This a real nigga celebration
    This a Dime Blocc declaration
    Fifty-Ninth and Fifth Ave, granny house with vanilla wafers
    This the remedy, the seperation
    2Pac of my generation
    Blue pill in the fuckin' Matrix
    Red rose in the gray pavement
    Young black nigga trapped and he can't change it
    Know he a genius, he just can't claim it
    'Cause they left him no platforms to explain it
    He frustrated so he get faded
    But deep down inside he know you can't fade him
    How long should I stay dedicated?
    How long 'til opportunity meet preparation?
    I need some real nigga reparations
    Before I run up in your bank just for recreation

    Dedication, hard work plus patience
    The sum of all my sacrifice, I'm done waitin'
    I'm done waitin', told you that I wasn't playin'
    Now you hear what I been sayin', dedication
    It's dedication, look

    I spent my whole life thinkin' out the box
    Boxin' homies three-on-one, got DP'ed but I ain't drop
    Chirp on me, here I come, brrt, spin around the block
    They blurped on me, said I ran a stop sign but that's a lie
    I spent my whole life staring at the stage
    Playin' Sega, daddy smokin' sherm, mama playin' spades
    Catchin' vapors, grandma said I'd get some Jordans for my grades
    That's my baby, when she died my heart broke a hundred ways
    I spent my whole life tryna make it, tryna chase it
    The cycle of a black man divided, tryna break it
    You take a loss, shit don't cry about it, just embrace it
    Minor setback for major comeback, that's my favorite
    My nigga L said, "You do a song with Nip, K. Dot he a better Crip"
    I said, "He a man first, you hear the words out his lips?
    About flourishing from the streets to black businesses?"
    Level four, y'all live and give in to false imprisonment
    Listen close my nigga
    It's bigger than deuces and fours my nigga
    Since elementary we close my nigga
    You're straight like that
    I give you the game, go back to the turf and give it right back
    For generations we been dealt bad hands with bad plans
    Prove your dedication by hoppin' out Grand Ams
    I'm at the premiere politicking with Top, Nip, and Snoop, damn
    Pac watchin' the way we grew, from dedication

    If it ain't congratulate then it look like hate
    If it ain't congratulate then it look what Nipsey? (Hol' up)

    Look, this ain't entertainment, it's for niggas on the slave ship
    These songs just the spirituals, I swam against them waves with
    Ended up on shore to their amazement
    Now I hope the example I set's not contagious
    Lock us behind gates but can't tame us
    Used to be stay safe, now it's stay dangerous
    'Cause ain't no point in playing defense nigga
    That's why I dove off the deep end nigga
    Without a life jacket
    Couple mil, tour the world, dogg my life crackin'
    Cook the books, bring it back so it's no taxes
    Royalties, publishing, plus I own masters
    I'll be damned if I slave for some white crackers
    I was mappin' this out, I hit the heist backwards
    Hoppin' out the eighty-five in Reebok classics
    Ran a couple marathons just to get established
    To make it happen, you got to have it

    Dedication, hard work plus patience
    The sum of all my sacrifice, I'm done waitin'
    I'm done waitin', told you that I wasn't playin'
    Now you hear what I been sayin', dedication
    It's dedication Writer/s: Alexandria Denise Dopson, Axel Albert Morgan, Ermias Joseph Asghedom, J. Lewis, John Wesley Groover, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Lamar Daunte Edwards, Malik Cox, Larrance Levar Dopson
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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