Live From The Streets

Martinez Angie

[unknown singer] 
Ohhhhh.. senorita.. when the evening sun go down 
I come to.. serenade you.. from another part, of town 
[car tires peeling out]

[Angie Martinez] 
Let's get it on it's Angie Mar' reportin live from the streets 
From Y.O. to Philly and Harlem to Q.B. 
When it drops it's game over, you'll see 
Introducing, Jadakiss and Styles P, where you at? 

[The L.O.X.] 
Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo 
You know we still in the hood dog, in front of the store 
With the work across the street and the gun in the stall 
Soon as somethin happen niggaz wanna run to the law 
You know the code of the streets, never run to the law 
That's why I can't even run 'less I run with a four 
or I walk with a three, come and talk to 'em P 
You can catch me down bottom with a bird and a glock 
On the block makin money where they murder a lot 
Or you can catch me up top shootin dice for a yard 
I'm talkin six digits, niggaz bet the house or the car 
You can catch me hittin the spliff, sick in the pit 
On the fiend like I'm missin my shit, they think I'm crazy 
Catch me hittin your lady in my Mercedes 
Bird on your baby, fuck you I'm keepin it gravy 
L.O.X. hold the hammers 
like we waitin for screws 

[Angie Martinez] 
Comin live from the streets where some died tryin to eat 
From Y.O. to Philly, from Harlem to Q.B. 
And when it drops, game over, you'll see 
Introducin, Beanie Sigel, tell me how you livin? 

[Beanie Sigel] 
Aiyyo, I've been kickin murder - since Adidas with thick strings 
T.I. sweatsuits, Pumas with thick chains 
Four finger rings, black belts with brass names 
I was spittin flames since niggaz was pitchin change 
I'm a hard knock kiddo, always played the middle 
Threw flacks in the crack game, getchu if I can getchu 
Since a buck, played the highway, dodgin the troop boys 
Jumpin in and out of Coupes, wavin for Duke boys 
Always chased a penny, copped quarter waters 
Tried to make a dollar chased my pop's boss daughters 
Tryin to make my name, global, in all four corners 
Philly baller, gamin in all four quarters 
Never worked, never will - all my hoes buy my clothes 
I can't go broke, never will - all my bros buy my O's 
I'm the best thing that linked up with New York since Sprewell 
I murder, nuttin further - fill in the details 

I'm here, it's over, fuck how y'all feel 
When I drop, y'all gon' realize it's all real 
Bein left for dead, tied up, smoke 'til I was dried up 
So high up, seem like the sky ducked, high what? 
Life was rough, but now it's nothin to hide 
Used to click and be quick to put this gun to yo' side 
Be like, "That chain nice - I like that pal. 
Matter fact {*click click*} I'd like that now." 
You've got game? Call the name, just spell the name right 
Brett, one of the best rappers ever to touch a mic 
It's prophecized I'd write, spit scriptures mind blowin 
'til my coffin top close and heaven skies open 
Fear no man's my slogan, I hope y'all believe 
I'm just like you, fear nuttin human that bleeds 
My mind breed two movies, six ab-lums, a hundred poems 
Thirty R&B joints, I'm beyond the norm, y'all just mad 
I'm just glad, got my time to shine 
Y'all the type to hit three hundred bars and run out of rhymes 

[Angie Martinez] 
Brett, from my ByStorm family, with Angie 
Come live from the streets, from Harlem to Q.B. 
And when it drops, game over, you'll see 
Introducin, finally, the legendary Kool G. 

[Kool G. Rap] 
It's B.G.S. kid so what you facin? Caps racin 
Decapitation twenty buck-fifties and lacerations 
Guerilla fam' camouflaged out in the grass waitin 
to blass your nation slash like Jason and bash your face in 
We ass lacin top bodies and half in the basement 
Our style, cast you so bad you'll need plastic replacement 
When gats is raised in, fascination blastin and blazin 
Evacuation for your whole staff there's gas in the tank and 
Gets back abrasions from cap grazin, defy gravitation 
Pull my shit back squeeze bust it like masturbation 
Hold fort, hold the blow torch, leave your soul scorched 
with no remorse, the state of New York, get your shit caught 
When niggaz hawk, let the fifth talk 
So tell me who's the next man to flip? 
I stop the beef shit, with rubber handled grips 
Your candle get lit, guerilla shit feed us banana clips 
The hammers hit, anything in our range we dismantle it 

[Angie Martinez] 
Like to say thanks to my street correspondents, for gettin on this 
Comin live and direct with no nonsense 
Sorry folks for hurtin y'all, the previous has been brought to you 
by "Up Close and Personal"