Dave East – Prosper lyrics

[Intro]
I need everything I came for
Joe Joe got ’em again
And some
Prosper
I’m tryna live prosper
Prosper
I’m tryna live
I’m just tryna live

[Verse 1]
I just pray that I’m livin’ prosperous
Comin’ from conditions that’s moderate to accomplishin’
Each goal I ever set, that check off my bucket list
Know who you fuckin’ with, you can’t suck it baby just swallow it
Prosper, “P” for the pussy been gettin’ thrown at me
“R” for the Rollie that Nas got me, the sky dweller (my nigga)
“O” for the ounces, I drove the most to the mountains (most)
“S” is for the sour, I sold to niggas in housin’ (got it)
“P” is for that pack of that Newports that I couldn’t never smoke (never)
“E” is for the easy-pass, get nervous when I pass the toll, pack a pole, pack a stick back on my shit
I been through the worst, it don’t matter shit got me rich
Story I could tell, I could still remember the smell
Of my cell, thought I was in hell, hit mama for mail
I had CO’s that I wanted to hurt, I’m speedin’ fast, I just wanna reverse
Get some fame behind your name and they gon’ come at you worse
I’ve seen friends go to the essence, they left blood on my shirt
And I can’t never get them stains out
Try and understand what this pain ’bout
Half deaf in my left ear from them shots that done rang out
I’m tryna own property, put my daughter through private school
Fiends was our neighbors, then mama told us, we gotta move
I thought I knew it all, couldn’t pay me to follow rules
Almost lost my life for some Prada shoes, you gotta choose

[Chorus]
Is dying worth everything you done lived for?
Ran out of Arm & Hammer, get more, was piss poor
I can’t even add up all the clothing stores we ripped off
I gotta get fresh, it was so hard to get them zips off
I smoke alot, see a opp, spot ’em like a polka dot
Always in the gutter like I bowl alot
Open up the Rover top, blow up fifty bag to the heavens
Kept a mask plus a weapon, I ain’t know if I was gon’ blow or not

[Verse 2]
I never knew ’bout no fame or no movement (never)
Now I’m recruitin’ lieutenants, my women friends they was in there boostin’
She must of loved me, she put this onion up in the coochie
Played games, my youngest one fades and not the one on Boosie
Heavenly scented, the Dodger was rented
Tryna prosper by any means, I’m Malcolm in a Detroit fitted
I got the scars from my life of war
I love the rap, but I don’t like the talk
I get excited if the white is soft (powder)
I push the Porsche until the pipes exhaust
Ain’t got no felonies, get a license for it
So many thoughts got me thinkin’ like, “Shit, I might record this”
The couch was leather, the floor was cold and the phone was cordless
Talkin’ my mother crib, ounces in my dresser
The cash in my Timberland box, keep all that extras
The one they loved the most, kidnap ’em, they’ll get the message
Stay down ’til you come up, you’ll get your blessings

[Chorus]
Is dying worth everything you done lived for?
Ran out of Arm & Hammer, get more, was piss poor
I can’t even add up all the clothing stores we ripped off
I gotta get fresh, it was so hard to get them zips off
I smoke alot, see a opp, spot ’em like a polka dot
Always in the gutter like I bowl alot (always)
Open up the Rover top (open), blow up fifty bag to the heavens
Kept a mask plus a weapon, I ain’t know if I was gon’ blow or not

[Outro]
Yeah, yeah
It’s the kid with the glow, I get it and go
Say I talk fast, you just listenin’ slow
Prosper
You know, get what you gotta get while you here man
Do what you do, like you’re doing it for TV or
You know, whatever you’re doing it for man, lotta money to be made, make sure you make it
Don’t waste no more time, time tickin’
I can’t even see what time it is on the Philipe, but you know
Catch up, what you want, the money or the respect?
Pick one
Prosper
Joe Joe got ’em again

Dave East – Wanna Be Me (Paranoia Album)

[Intro]
(Joe Joe got ’em again)
Just tryna be on my own time
Everybody need a favor lately
I just wanna be me
I just wanna be me

[Verse 1]
Uh, my aunt Barbara died in 2008
My paps became diabetic, he lost a lot of weight
Get mad love in my city, still get a lot of hate
Was never selfish, if I had food, the homies gotta plate
This is my life don’t take offense to
We went from riding rentals to more rides than Great Adventure
The ones that’s closest give me my distance, I got a temper
Missing my daughter, I’m across the country in a Sprinter
I never ask niggas for nothing now I’m the one they count on
Tryna’ smoke some weed, sip some lean, get my bounce on
Me and Bullet smoking out the bag til’ an ounce gone
I ain’t just screaming free my niggas, I’m looking out for ’em
I just wanted custom seats in the old Capris
Wish I was closer with my nephews, so much to show my niece
I’m tryna’ make Wayno go shopping, this nigga know he cheap
Tryna’ learn the music industry the way I know the streets

[Chorus]
(I just wanna be me)
I don’t care nothing about nothing, you claim (not at all)
I’d rather die before I front on my gang
(I just wanna be me)
In, in my heart I know Allah done bless me
But why my baby mama gotta stress me?
(I just wanna be me)
I’m just tryna’ survive in this crazy world
Don’t call my phone I’m with my baby girl
(I just wanna be me)
We might have played the staircases with a lot of Henny’
I owe you nothing nigga, not a penny
(I just wanna be me)

[Verse 2]
I just wanna smoke a blunt and watch Goodfellas
I just want that foreign shit to make your hood jealous
I just wanna take Kairi to Dubai
Pop the xanny on the flight to help me sleep through the sky
I just wanna wake up and go the Gucci store
Thinking back when I was broke, I ain’t know who to call
Did six months, glad the judge ain’t give me that two-to-four
Can’t describe the pain I felt when people told me you should ball
On the hood just want a week without an interview
Want my brother to know if he feeling pain, I feel it too
I used to want Angelettie to do an interlude
Now it’s so many mad rappers, shit if he did it? Cool
I make way more than my teachers, fuck how I did in school
I just want a girl that like girls so we can pick and choose
Still grippin’ tools, the city know ‘fore it hit the news
We them different dudes, crib gotta come with a swimming pool

[Chorus]
(I just wanna be me)
I don’t care nothing about nothing, you claim
I’d rather die before I front on my gang
(I just wanna be me)
In, in my heart I know Allah done bless me
But why my baby mama gotta stress me?
(I just wanna be me)
I’m just tryna survive in this crazy world
Don’t call my phone I’m with my baby girl
(I just wanna be me)
We might have played the staircases with a lot of Henny
I owe you nothing nigga, not a penny
(I just wanna be me)