Player's Ball

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About Player's Ball

"Player's Ball" is the debut single from hip hop duo Outkast. Originally released two weeks prior on the compilation A LaFace Family Christmas, the single was released on November 19, 1993, to promote the forthcoming debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The song itself discusses the nature of living in the South of the United States, and growing up within a hip hop culture. The accompanying music video was directed by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs. The title refers to a traditional gathering of pimps in Atlanta. The song is referenced at least three times within other songs by the duo, including the final track on the debut album, the title track of the debut album, and a later single, "Elevators (Me & You)". The song peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest charting single from the group's debut album. When Outkast made a guest appearance on Martin in the February 1995 episode All The Players Came, they also performed the song during the credits. 


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Scene was so thick low rides seventy seven Sevilles
El Dawgs nothin' but them 'llacs
All the players all the hustlers I'm talking about
Black man heaven yeah know what I'm saying? Peace

It's beginnin' to look a lot like what?
Follow my every step take notes
On how I creep I's bout ta go in deep
This is the way I creep my season
Here's my ghetto rep I kept to say
The least no no it can't cease so I
Begin to piece my two and two together
Gots no snowy weather have to
Find something to do better bet!
I said subtract so shut up that
Nonsense about some solid nine I got say
Crock if it ain't real it
Ain't right I'm like no matter what the season
Forever chill with spin I get my fin I chill with less
And got my reasons so tell me what did you expect?
You thought I'd break my neck to help y'all deck the halls oh
Now I got 'nother means of celebratin' I'm gettin' biz to that ho-jo I
Gots the hoochie waitin' I made it through
To another year can't ask fo' much mo it's Outkast
For the boots I thought you knew so now you know
Let's go

All the players came from far and wide
Wearing Afros and braids in every gangster ride
Now I'm here to tell yeah there's a better day
When the player ball is happenin' all day every day

Hallelujah hallelujah yeah know I do some things more different than I
Used ta cause I'm a player doing what the players do the package store is
Closed okay my deck is woofin' this is ridiculous I'm gettin' serious I'm
Gettin' curious cause the house is smelling sick of chitlins all this
Vicious I make no wishes cause the modern folk is in the back gettin' tipsy
Off the nog-en and I's in a hellova contact smoke they havin' a smoke out
In my back seat they passing herb reminding verses cause it's in the air I
Hit the parks hit the cuts I'm makin' switches clicking the switches side
Ta side lookin' for bitches watchin' for snitches I'm wide open on the
Freeway my pager broke my vibe cause a junkie is a junkie three sixty
Five it's just another day of work to me the spirit just ain't in me
Grab my pistol and my ounce see what they junkies got to give me cause
It's like that, yeah

Clever pimpin', never slipin, that's how it is (check it!)

All the players came from far and wide
Wearing Afros and braids in every gangster ride
Now I'm here to tell yeah there's a better day
When the player ball is happenin' all day every day

Ain't no chimminies in the ghetto so I won't be hangin' my socks on no
Tip how far does it tick fix me a drink I got the remedy so bring in
That ham (not!) don't need no ham don't play me like I'm smokin'
Rocks I got the money we gots the freaks in the dungeon just to let you
Know cause in ninety three that's how we comin' so hoe hoe hoes check my
King ass fro the gin and juice gots me tipsy so on
It goes hit me ten and I'll serve you then now we in the corner in my
Cadillac my heart does not go pitty pat for no rat I'm leaning back my
Elbows out the windows cold rhyming indo fills my body where's the party
We rode deep we dip to underground see's a lot of hoes around I split my
Game while waiting count down a five fo' a three two here comes the one a
Do yeah have me copy folks spark another one

All the players came from far and wide
Wearing Afros and braids in every gangster ride
Now I'm here to tell yeah there's a better day
When the player ball is happenin' all day every day

Here's a little something for all the players out there hustling, gettin'
Down for theirs, from east point, college park, decatur, devrai, you
Know world wide, down for theirs

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Outkast was an American hip hop duo formed in 1992 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. more »

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Written by: Andre Benjamin, Antwan Patton, Patrick Brown, Raymon Murray, Rico Wade

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