Hellavision (Main Source)

(Verse 1:) Now I'm a flip the track and bring you back to reality I'm like Wesley Snipes, I act without a salary Cause I don't need nobody sayin "Lights, Camera, Action!" I act on reaction Fuck what you see on television Cause nowadays all of us live in the hellavision On every single channel it's the same old sane Brothers' poppin their brain Or gettin wrecked at a soccer game Six brothers fallin victim to the street After mad ? tribe vibes rollin in the black jeep Every other channel spent its money on the talk shows From Oprah to Horazo, everybody in New York knows But when a brother gets real They make the story opposite And try to offer niggas raw deals (Chorus:) Television tells lies to the vision The world's a prison We're livin in hellavision (Verse 2:) Every day your lie to me is drama But not the type of drama that my T.V. shows Because it makes the drama calmer When a lady's caught cheatin She sets with the next man And doesn't even catch a ass-beatin Reality check - that's what the T.V. said Cause in real life it's two to the fuckin head Samedy Sam fillin bugs with slugs Wild is cookin up these deadly drugs Bart Simpson is cursin up for storm And children love this shit man, come on I see kids that say bringin guns to school Ten year old crack heads and that ain't cool My four year old daughter curses worse than Bart Straight from my heart, it's tearin me apart (Chorus) (Verse 3:) And now, hip hop is labeled as a violencer Like everyone who rhymes packs a gat with the silencer Every other ? hip hopper goes to prison Over some dumb shit or for the real life livin But who's to know what we've been goin through When all you see is one side of us The side the T.V. be showing you You never hear about the stress or the work Or the hard times we had or hip hop was getting jerked You only see us in the limelight But when the night comes, we're always linked to crime, right? Man - what I've been through is strife Yo - they could make fifty movies of my motherfuckin life And there's a million like me The people you don't see When you watch your everyday T.V. (Chorus)