First We Pray

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Nate Dogg

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer and actor. He is noted for his membership of rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg on … more »

Black people don't have nowhere to go 
You know  all we got to do is kick it 
We gonna kick it in our hood  you know 
What we gonna do we might 

We might go kill a couple of niggaz mane 
You know  go in they hood and do a drive by 
Then come back in the hood and laugh about that stuff 
You know it's just a thing 

Only how you really gonna get deep into it 
Is when one of your homeys die 
Just like when my partnaz died 
(we got some problems) 

First we pray, then we ride 
First we pray, then we ride 

He was my brother 
Loved him like no other 
To top it off 
I introduced him to this game 
I knew his mother 
Loved her like my mother 
Part of me is gone 
Bout take my brother home 

(what're ya gonna do) 
When the trials come 
(are ya gonna run?) 
Are you gonna run? 
(what're ya gonna do) 
First I'm gonna pray 
(are ya gonna run?) 
You muthafuckin right 


I ain't got nuthin but love for you loccs and hogs 
And I ain't got nuthin but love for my muthafuckin dogs 
In the mist of the war zone, its on on site 
Daylight tonight the heat held close and tight 

Beware here I come with the DPG on my chest 
Heat gonna spit like Elliot Ness 
In the darkest zone you feel alone and on your own 
And after I bust, niggaz call me Kurupt Coleone 

All I'm about is money, loot and cash 
Homeys in the DPG Nate, Snoop and Daz 
Now with these emotions how you approach yourself 
Knowin you all about your wealth and as it is to health 

First I pray, get my thoughts intact 
Ask for forgiveness 'cause I'm bout to lay this nigga flat 
Can you adapt, can you feel me, I doubt it 
'Cause the closest you see it, is when niggaz write about it 

I can't live without it and it ain't shit I could do 
But stay down with the homeys in grey and blue 
So just keep the heat close in hand 
'Cause I done see niggaz get shit while they homeboys ran 

Heavenly father shine your light on me 
I know I promise to slow down on this weed 
Seems I remember someone used to say 
One life gets taken, if you take one life away 

(what're ya gonna do) 
When the trials come 
(are ya gonna run?) 
Are you gonna run? 
(what're ya gonna do?) 
First I'm gonna pray 
(are ya gonna run?) 
You muthafuckin' right 



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