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Gang Starr was an influential East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of the late MC Guru and the DJ/producer DJ Premier. more »


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Yo Premier? 
Yeah whassup G? 
That trip to L.A.  may be delayed 
Why whassup I'm on my way to the airport now 
Yeah well your boy Guru got knocked 
I don't know what this is about  sounds crazy man 
Somethin' about a gun 
"The court calls Keith Elam to the stand. 
Please approach the bench." 

Yo they got me handcuffed  I'm down in central booking 
Things are fucked up  the way my future's looking 
But I'm too fly, I'ma change this scenario 
Make some power moves and tighten up my bankroll 
Chumps are leary though, they see me as a threat 
I'm like the black Dutch Schultz when you get me upset 
Five-oh makes me want to flip, Larry Davis style 
Got a nigga depressed, while he's awaitin' trial 
It's OK though, cause from grey skies comes blue 
Through darkness comes light and I be known as the Guru 
And this I certify we all should be alerted by 
the traps within the system, our youth is gettin' murdered by 
the D.A. says they got me on a felony 
I'm tryin' to live my life, so what the f*ck is you tellin' me? 
The streets are war, that's what brothers carry weapons for 
And I take the weight as I did before 
The next thing you know, they got me on the radio 
A rapper arrested, suckers showin' me on video 
Of course I know, that I'm a role model 
But yo this rap life is real life sometimes it's full throttle 
Right now I gotta think about me f*ck the industry 
You gets no love, except those who support me 
What's the story, what happened when I went to L.A.? 
Mixin' shit up, no not there I got family 
Nothin' happened, mind your business yo step 
You know we connect, JFK 2 LAX 

They want to lock us all up, and throw away the key 
Don't want to see us come up, don't want to see us makin' G's 
Long as we know this is the key to our destruction 
Let's make moves no discussion 

Peace to my man Hass, and Orange Man payin the cost 
All the twenty-five to lifers all my brothers gettin' tossed 
into the system, supposed to rehabilitate 
It's why you gotta regulate your own mindstate 
Read, study lessons and build your inner power 
The next level, doesn't tolerate cowards 
For example, I know this rich Nigerian 
Powerful American that's proud to be an African 
He asked me why do all us brothers be gettin' trapped 
I told him I'd explain it broke it down in a rap 
Whether you got naps, braids waves or no hair 
Without esteem for yourself nigga, you goin' nowhere 
And you can swagger like you rule this; Josey Wales 
unorganized revolt almost always mostly fails 
Give up the savage ways, be effective soldiers 
To elevate the mental is to be poor no more 
There's war in the streets, prepared men know best 
Our rhyme as live as it gets, JFK 2 LAX 
They're always makin' trouble yo, against the righteous 
Killin' us in cold blood, those beats those vipers 
And as I sit feelin' the pain in my wrist 
I vow to myself that I'ma change this shit 
Or at least I gotta try, or part of me will die 
And only by action will any ideas solidify 
So I inhale, exhale as I ponder 
This grown man will make mistakes no longer 
I've been there, I've seen how they make us fall victim 
to their tricknowledgy, with no apology I diss em 
And so I rip facts to dope tracks I caress 
You're gonna hear about it, from JFK 2 LAX

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