Live or Die

Naughty by Nature

About Live or Die

"Live or Die" was the second single released from Naughty by Nature's fifth album, Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury. It was produced by Naughty by Nature and Mufi and featured No Limit Records' artists Master P, Mystikal and Silkk the Shocker, as well as singer Phiness. The single was not much of a success, only making it to 86 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. The song sampled Steely Dan's "Third World Man" for which the song's writer's Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were given writing credits.  


Year:
1999
3:41
114 
#1

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Uh! He heh 
Master P and Treach nigga 
It's all family baby 
Get them Naughty boys  I got the No Limit Soldiers 
And when we posse up  these niggaz gon' pay us 

I thought I told you  have my mo ney (Whatcha wan' do nigga?) 
You got until sunrise, or lose your life (Whatcha gon' do nigga?) 
We comin' with them thangs, and we ready to ride 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 
Are you ready to die (live or die, live or die, live or die) 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 

With a little bit of taste of the bass to the face 
In the place for anybody not payin-on-time 
Rather be up in a six foot cell 
Before I let another nigga get flagrant-with-mine 
And we be takin' all cash, no checks, so go cancel this 
I know niggaz are so scandalous 
The ones I bust I'ma show em nuff ? on how many people 
Thinkin' that they can stand with this, sheeyit 
I thought somebody told you, BOY 
Them Naughty niggaz ain't no toys 
You're fuckin' with sixteen styles over sixteen bars 
Sixteen car man entourage 
And when we get things started, I'm the hardest artist 
Styles I flips retarded 
Family who can handle this 
From Illtown to S.E. to Los Angeles 

I thought I told you  have my mo ney (Whatcha wan' do nigga?) 
You got until sunrise, or lose your life (Whatcha gon' do nigga?) 
We comin' with them thangs, and we ready to ride 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 
Are you ready to die (live or die, live or die, live or die) 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 

Hear the tale, of the n'Illtown O.G., better know me 
Shape the gold teeth, CD be, bring the clip shells 
And Olde E and gats, so no one gets close to me 
And down to scrap, raise em from that 
True tradition, RAISE EM UP, and gangsta bitches 
That'll blaze them butts, don't play for f*ck 
Now we had a dealer knock off joints, Julie's jackin' 
With the drop-off point (yo what the deal nigga) 
You backed out, I fuckin WITNESSED it 
And have partners have to split shit with 
(Nah, pay me now, bust it) 
At sundown see I went on work 
I sent a tec mount in a tennis skirt, pop the blood claat 
Watch a thug rock, slugs pop 
With every cop on the block, with double-eye on my mugshots 
He better pay me like he postin' bail 
Or send his hand with no nails to his mom in the mail 

I thought I told you  have my mo ney (Whatcha wan' do nigga?) 
You got until sunrise, or lose your life (Whatcha gon' do nigga?) 
We comin' with them thangs, and we ready to ride 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 
Are you ready to die (live or die, live or die, live or die) 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 

Don't look now, but I'm back! 
Now give me all my props again 
I gotta kick your motherfuckin' ass for steppin' on my moccasins! 
We blended with Treach and Vinnie from Naughty By Nature 
It's Mystikal with Silkk the Shocker and 'nem 
No Limit Lieutenant is at it again!! 
Catch me in the studio, tappin in from it, actin bad with a pen!! 
No blackin', no ant-draggin, no babblin 
I'm grabbin' the mic in the booth when they peak 
I'ma gon' get me started wrasslin'! 
Turnin' and tusslin' 
Clutchin' and musclin' 
I saw myself the demons when I'm bustin them 
If you want to live you wouldn't f*ck with them 
Don't f*ck with them 

Ha hah, don't f*ck with them, look 
Nigga, I keep a tight show, Luciano type dough 
Feature Al Capone's way out nigga, I got that type of flow 
Don't floss, if it ain't yours 
See we a bunch of feature artists, y'all a bunch of "and mores.." 
Get the picture like Van Gogh, plus they done banned our tours 
Catch me gettin' my floss on walkin' 'cross marble tan floors 
Can't even touch the flow, can't even touch no coat 
Bitch I'm made now, I can't even much touch no mo' 
F*ck the whole rap game up nigga just, one of my lines 
Say y'know a nigga like me, you're lyin bitch 
Cause I'm like one of a kind 
From the Jerz to the five-oh we get down and dirty ya heard? 
I gotta eat, so I gotta go to street, cop two keys and a bird 
So y'all better have what you owe me! By sundown 
Or else I'ma get Mystikal, Naughty By Nature, my boys and 'nem 
We gonna get y'all! 

I thought I told you  have my mo ney (Whatcha wan' do nigga?) 
You got until sunrise, or lose your life (Whatcha gon' do nigga?) 
We comin with them thangs, and we ready to ride 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!) 
Are you ready to die (live or die, live or die, live or die) 
(Where they at? Let's get 'em!)

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Naughty by Nature

Naughty by Nature is a Grammy Award-winning American hip hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey that at the time of its get together in 1989 consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee. They are known for being one of the few rap acts who were able to balance success on the pop charts with hardcore rap credibility. more »

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Written by: Anthony Shawn Criss, Donald J Fagen, Keir Lamont Gist, King Miller Vyshonn, Michael J Tyler, Vincent E Brown, Walter Carl Becker

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