MP3: Gang Starr feat. Method Man & Redman - Bad Name (Remix)

Official audio track by Gang Starr featuring Method Man & Redman performing ‘Bad Name (Remix)’. (C) 2019 To the Top/Gang Starr Enterprises

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Lyrics:

[Intro: Redman]
This is a PSA Announcement...
DJ Premier is on the ones and the motherfuckin' two's (I hate telling people bad news)
Yo, listen up all my children, Gang Starr is in the building
Yo, Red and Meth in the building (I hate telling good people bad news)
Let's Get Em!

[Chorus: Guru]
Word to God, if Big and Pac were still here
Some of these weirdos wouldn't act so cavalier
We all know that the game has changed
It's crazy out here and rap's got a bad name (Get 'em!)
Think about it, what if bling never happened
And the true artists were gettin' rich from rappin'?
Word to God, some should give (Oh!)
Let's delete the politics so real hip-hop can live

[Verse 1: Guru]
Beef is what's up now, careers are gettin' shut down
The media wants something meaty, people are fuckin' greedy
Music and culture is like a foreign language
You'd be better off stagin' a fake beef in Spanglish
Compadre, can you handle the whole weight?
¡Ay, Dios mío!, watch 'em swallow your whole plate
You used to support your fam off of this
Now you can't even buy SPAM off of this
And I don't deal with swine, I ain't Dr. Phil
I'll truly help to heal your mind
Nowadays it's like everybody's losin' it
Instead of them preservin' this gift, they're all abusin' it
It's mad drama, they want us reachin' for the llamas
Causin' hysteria, the new hip-hop criteria
And they forgot about the blood, sweat and tears
Now we see the results of all the blunts, chicks and beers

[Chorus: Guru]
Word to God, if Big and Pac were still here
Some of these weirdos wouldn't act so cavalier (Let's go!)
We all know that the game has changed
It's crazy out here and rap's got a bad name (Get 'em!)
Think about it, what if bling never happened
And the true artists were gettin' rich from rappin'?
Word to God, some should give (Oh!)
Let's delete the politics so real hip-hop can live

[Verse 2: Redman]
Whatchu know about hip-hop (hip-hop!)
Stepping on stage controlling the crowd with no lip singing
Me, I got flows, punchlines like Tyson
And non-believers imma (?)
90's era I look back, everybody had the pen writing, cook crack
Nowadays when I hear bars I watch URL
If Big L was here you wouldn't act so cavalier
Lil n*ggas beef on the internet, big boys beef when the (brand?) incorrect
Overall most of these niggas only beef with mine when they bring extra dinner guests
What happened to the street code, media gave niggas a cheat code
Respect first, beast mode, behind these bars imma get charged with the (Rico?)
Cuz everything raw, don't read, write, reports
Niggas report to me who got robbed
And Brick City is the hood I'm from, gotta teach (them youth?) or they kill you son

[Verse 3: Method Man]
Word to God if Guru were still here, a lot of you weirdos wouldn't have a real career
Just wannabe gangsters but you wouldn't have Premier
Back in my day these wankstas they wouldn't last a year
Did it my way, I'm high like I'm Smokey on a Friday
It ain't about this money or the smoke, me no hable
Tu sabe, came and gone, aye to Harambe
I flipped when I found out that whole crew is (Shadé?)
Too many MC's and not enough rhyme play
I used to love it now they treat it like a (sabe?)
Plus she still f'ing me the long way, my long draws come off, she gonna have a long day
Now keep the children outta harms way
Sunday Service take another sniff of Kanye
The right message but you took it all the wrong way
Get in your feelings every time you hear the song say...

[Outro: Guru]
Word to God, if Big and Pac were still here
(I hate telling good people—)

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