Brand Nubian Down for the Real Lyrics

Y'all *****s hurry up. Go in there, buck them *****s and get the **** out,
Don't be playin, dogg playin', yahearwhutI'msayin? Kill them *****s and get
The **** back so we can stay ballin, we'll be chillin' right here
"Eh *****, I want to know if you're ready to do this ****? You ready to do
This **** or what, ************? And don't be actin like no ***** when we
Get the **** out, man"
"Is you down, *****?"
Well if you're down say you're down, if you're scared, say you scared
This is the real, don't **** around and come unprepared
Or you might lose your life on the mean streets
Middle of the night when the **********in' fiends meet
Hold your grip tight yo, don't let it slip
You gotta keep your tool for the fools that want to trip
And if they want to trip, send em on a vacation
All expenses paid for a devil's cremation
Can't be no contemplation, 'cause if he busts first you're gettin' burst, uhh
Layin' on your back, I guess what I'm sayin, black, is that
If you ain't down then don't **** around
"Is you down, *****?" 'cause the **** gets thick in my town
This ain't a TV show or a song from the radio
Murder on the streets, yo, is at a high ratio
So it ain't no time for playin
You takes the nine and I'ma be sprayin'
Now what the ****'s this look in your eye? You're lookin' nervous, *****
Earlier tonight you was all ready to service, *****
Now your trigger ain't got no itch
You're attitude switch like a **********in' *****
I can see through your expression that you're vessin'
Feelin' crazy pet, lookin' like you want to jet
But now the **** is obvious, you just can't deal
I gotta find another ***** down for the real, "Is you down, *****?"
Are you down for the real?
Real lifestyle's where *****s run wild
Day after day the product line is a mile
A ***** got his eye aimed on what's mines
I gots ta lay low 'cause my PO is thorough
He keep checkin' every borough 'cause my address pad is thick
*****s be actin wild 'cause they girl be on my ****
This kid downtown don't like me, he say he want me dead
He even put up cash and put a price on my head
At first I can't sweat it but my little man got hit
We had a lotta thrills but now he's buried in the Catskills
Rumor has it, that bein' with me's a target
My crew go less and less and I resort to wearin' a vest
Ain't got no type of fans, just me and my mans
We be drawin' up plans that include the use of guns
Try to stay alive so we can spare no use of funds
A month or two blows, a whole year blows
Are we still on our toes as we guzzle all the Moet?
Two drunken poets as the first shots hit
My man don't duck quick and gets hit in the chest
I just got nicked 'cause I had on the vest
Now I'm dashin', cars in the garage
Run past the Path' run past the Dodge
Rumble for the keys, made it to my ****
The AK can spray now *****s is gettin' hit, "Is you down, *****?"
Are you down for the real?

[Chorus]
Are you down for the real, ************s?, "Is you down, *****?"
Are you down for the real? , "Is you down, *****?"
Now are you down with the real *** *****s? , "Is you down, *****?"
Now tell me if you're down for the real? , "Is you down, *****?"

[Repeat x10]
"Is you down, *****?"

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