Player's Ball

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"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' on Christmas 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!)
Verse Three 
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 

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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