Brand Nubian Hold On Lyrics

Everything Is Everything Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Word Is Bond
  • 2 Straight off da Head
  • 3 Weed vs. Weaves (interlude)
  • 4 Nubian Jam
  • 5 Alladat
  • 6 Step Into da Cipher
  • 7 Sweatin’ Bullets
  • 8 Lookin’ at God (interlude)
  • 9 Lick Dem Muthaphuckas (remix)
  • 10 Another Day in the Beast (Thoughts From a Criminal)
  • 11 Claimin’ I’m a Criminal
  • 12 Gang Bang
  • 13 Down for the Real
  • 14 Return of the Dread
  • 15 What the Fuck…
  • 16 Hold On
  • featuring Starr



    [Starr]

    I'll keep, holding on

    I'll keep, holding on!



    [Lord Jamar]

    Young black male, twenty-five years of age

    Many-a-lives didn't survive to this stage

    Cause the rage of another brother got him popped

    Shot him and he dropped, like a beanbag

    Mean ************ with a rag and some jeans that sag

    They signify your death by crossin out your tag

    Then they go and brag that they took another life

    Never to think, do a brother got a mother and a wife?

    Trife when a ***** do the work of the Klan

    That's what you're doin when you ruin the life of a black man

    Attack plan on self

    The man's got the family jewels, so I guess we're buryin wealth

    All because we've been taught to despise what's black

    Open your eyes you oughta realize the fact

    That you've been gettin used like a trick

    You think you're mighty, but yo, whitey got your head sick

    See you were fed thick pieces of swine as a baby



    It only help to drive your mind crazy

    Now your blind days be over

    No more standin on line, tryin to find Jehovah

    Let us rewind to a time we was right and just

    Nowadays we just fight and bust

    One another in the back over crack, a carjack

    Will get you killed, watch the blood get spilled

    To the scale, then watch how fast they build the jail

    Now they got you holdin on to a cell, well...



    [Starr]

    I'll keep, holdin on

    I'll keep, holdin on!!

    I'll keep, holdin on

    I'll keep, holdin on!!



    [Sadat X]

    Why it gotta be me be ? I just came to chill

    Came to see the flicks, nuttin more nuttin less

    Try to show love even on a bad day

    I roll up, I'm never hold up, the L is swoll up

    The beef in the mind is definitely a winner

    Oh that's that rappin *****, I thought he was much bigger

    Do you know this girl named nah be I don't know nothin

    Did that name-game **** right from the go get

    Shorty want an autograph, can I sign it at the end

    Oh I think I'm all of that now, so now it's **** Brand Nubian

    Should I call you a *****, or should I maintain?

    I'm just here with my lady, and you came witcha man

    This would force him to front, and I'm sure he don't want it

    Over some old bullshit, when I'm quick to pull ****

    Live dad, everything is everything

    I got a lotta **** to do I can't afford to catch a charge

    I'm a product of the streets, and I couldn't make no peace

    All the real hard **** I know, is on the down low

    Straight for real estate, on a scale I place your fate

    Now I'ma let you skate, you was a little weeded

    And I seen you don't need it

    So hold on with your bad self...



    [Starr]

    I'll keep, holdin on

    I'll keep, holdin on!!

    I gotta hold on!

    I'll keep, holdin on

    My word is bond, I gotta be strong

    I'll keep, holdin on!!

    And keep holdin on, yeah

    Ya see life's gettin rough but I gotta hold on

    All these little suckers want me alone

    Yeah, yeah, yeahhh!!

    Ya see life's gettin rough but I gotta hold on

    All these little suckers want me alone

    Yeah, they want me alone

    Yeah, yeah yeah

    But I gotta hold on

    Because my word is bon

    And it's on and on, on and on, on and on

    On ya...

    I gotta hold on

    Yeah yeah yeahhhh yeah yeahhh yeahhh

    Ohhhhh yeahh yeahh yeah

    Yeahh!

    *fades*

    Written by: Dominik Haas, Angus Frederick, Rainer Josten, Phillip Luetz, Daniel Michaud, Leo Kelvin Murphy
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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