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I'm sitting in the whip dreaming about 20 acre estates, Ruth chris steaks and how to sell records like drake
I'm on the road tryna get to a show
No speed limit posted so I'm taking it slow,
Trying to memorize a couple of lines switch the set last minute like I do sometimes.
I get a call from my man Roq, from the block, telling me a rumor that made my heart stop- what the deal?
What the hell,the cops slain Dante and Jemel,
on Broadway, the car frame concave from the shells
it was eerie...
Wow now I'm mad and im getting depressed but tell me weren't those guys yelling and resisting arrest?
Don't be apathetic, ya act like theyre in traffic flexing,
they're on camera asking question, harrassed by the damned detective
aggressive, demands incessant, end up killed by a pig like Stannis brethren
the captain said that he grabbed the weapon
they'll morgue a dude before the morning news
Ran I'm warning you, it's BLM bruh
careful when you rollin through...
Damn they really doing brothers like that?
(Man I wish it wasn't true but you can check the stats man)
I mean, damn they really doing brothers like that?
(Aight get up of this phone I'mma hit u right back)
They heard about the nerdy rap songs and the Capcom
if you're flashed on, livestream
Word aight, peace -
Back on track, straight away so I clear through til of course I see flashing lights through my rear view,
Thought about smooth talk but I'm not gone try
I'm blasting Isaac Hayes hoping that he walk on by
Pulled me over by a gas station, I'm being mad patient, insurance was due, did I make my last payment?
My license and plates are up to date
Maybe you cant tail gate too close in this state
He probably gonna ask about Contra band,
Highway patrol cats can be some monsters man
Porn stashes and corny glasses, flaunting badges, intimidation tactics pray this ain't Gone be tragic
He sitting in the car didn't even come out
He probably waiting thinking imma go and throw gun Out, huh
I think of Alton, and Eric Garner and Sandy Bland
As I'm preparing to exit the mini van, yeah,
There's gonna be a lot of viewers watching
And fewer options
If this cop decides to do some poppin,
It's like I'm tryna set a record
How many times can I be pulled over without getting arrested
It's the ones that tell jokes witcha
Seen ya picture
Then they turn the sirens on to try to get ya
Betcha Ran won't slip,
I stay cool as a fan I know my rights, imma stick to the script
Finally he steps out to come towards me
Hand on his side arm like he about to floor me
I take a deep breath, my license in my hand, straight shook, contemplating going live on Facebook
Keys out the ignition and I'm shaking where I'm sittin, wishing this encounter doesn't end in prison,
Wow now what's the backup for,
All purpose war,thinking put the foot to the floor
I'm not runnin, cause I ain't do nothing
Hold on I think he's finally coming...
from Notorious R.A.N: Ready To Live,
released March 9, 2017
Produced by DJ DN3
Lyrics by R. Jarbo, J. Raiford
Sample: "Walk On By" by Isaac Hayes
Used by Biggie on "Warning"
People will remember Ran for his daring leap from teaching into video game remixing which led to a Capcom cosign, but
Random's penchant for storytelling has impressed gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world....more