Average Joe

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987), simply known as Kendrick Lamar, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California, currently signed to Top Dawg, Aftermath, and Interscope. Lamar is a member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and lab… more »

The hardest thing for me to do
Is to get you to know me
 Within sixteen bars
That's the hardest thing

Who is K. Dot? A young nigga from Compton 
On the curb writing raps next to a gunshot 
On the corners where the gangsters and the killers dwell
The fraudulent tender scars that get unveiled  Everyone I knew was either crip or piru
 Cousins in elementary, relatives in high school 
With that being said, each one of their rivals
Was aiming something at my head, I needed survival
Got jumped, got jacked, shot at, shot back
And I don't even push a line, I'm just tryna push these rhymes
In the midst of staying neutral and discrete 
My momma said you're judged by the company you keep
But what you can consider, that if it goes down
They'll kill you if you kill me, it gets deep nigga 
So if you ask what I'm doing 
I'm tryna duck the influence of my city that's blue-and, real talk, and

This is why they fuck with me
Real talk nigga, believe it
This is why they fuck with me
Do what I do, y'know?
I'm no gangster, no killer, I'm just your average Joe (know that)
But one thing you should consider, I'm the realest you know

I was walking from Centennial 
When an unidentified vehicle rolled up, and I was like hol' up
 Where you from? (I don't bang)
 Where you stay? (Westside) that's a piru gang to be exact 
Well aware they had blue across they hat
 Dropped backpack and ran inside of the cul-de-sac
 Shots rang out, hoping to God I wasn't wet
 Crossed to cross Rosecrans and ran inside of the yet
 Chirped the homies on the I-95, they said they already knew
What happened, and meet 'em outside the garage  Never seen that many guns in my life
I was paranoid like a fiend in the night, but needed revenge
 Grabbed the nine-ball, opened up the door, then got in
 Somebody said fall back, we gon' make these niggas suffer 
You my brother like a frat, and that's just to remind you
 Thought about that so long I had failed my finals, fuck, but

This is why they fuck with me
I told you, nigga 
This is why they fuck with me
You fake, nigga 
I'm no gangster, no killer, I'm just your average Joe (you fake)
But one thing you should consider, I'm the realest you know

I don't do black music, I don't do white music
I do everyday life music 
Give 'em cuts like a nigga pierced a knife through it
You say you through, but I've been through it, now that's cold
And this is for my county building children 
In Hub City on hubcaps, no power-steering
I use perseverance in this mad city
 Where the niggas drink Remy and hold semis for cutthroats  Bernie Mac died, it's no joke
Don't ask why if you don't know about these killers and thieves  Seven grams of weed, you smoke that, but I'm high off life
I could fall out the sky like twice 
And land in the land of the AKs
And the minivans where the fan never on
'Cause it's hotter than a lunatic's underarms in a straitjacket 
In other words, we get it cracking, but I keep it cool, y'know?

This is why they fuck with me
This is why they fuck with me (real talk)
I'm no gangster, no killer, I'm just your average Joe (c'mon)
But one thing you should consider, I'm the realest you know

So there you have it
But I'mma leave you with this
An O.G. once told me
A real gangster is either dead or in jail
Or behind the scenes getting real money, I'm gone


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