Been Around The World - Diddy

Yo yo, this Mase, youknowhatI'msayin?
You got n_ggaz that don't like me for whatever reason
You got n_ggaz that don't wanna see me rich
You got n_ggaz that's mad, cause I'm always with they b_tch
Then you got n_ggaz that just don't like me
You know, the, those P.H.D. n_ggaz
But you know I pop a lot of sh_t but I back it up though
see it's a difference, a lot of n_ggaz pop sh_t
But a lot of n_ggaz don't make hits
But it's like this whole Bad Boy sh_t
we come to bring it to y'all n_ggaz, me, B.I., Puff, Lox,
Black Rob
If you wanna dance, we dance

[Verse One: Mase]

Now trick what? Lace who? That ain't what Mase do
Got a lot of girls that'd love to replace you
Tell you to your face Boo, not behind your back
N_ggaz talk sh_t, we never mind that
Funny, never find that, Puff a dime stack
Write hot sh_t, and make a n_gga say, 'Rewind that'
N_ggaz know, we go against the Harlem Jigalo
Getcha hoe, lick her low, make the b_tch, hit the do'
I represent honies with money fly guys with gems
Drive with the tints that be thirty-five percent
Hoes hope I lay so I look both ways
Cop says, 'OK, my tint smoke gray'
No way, n_gga leave without handin me my sh_t
Got plans to get my Land and my 6
N_ggaz outta pen'll understand this sh_t
Pop champagne like I won a championship (uhh, uhh)

[Chorus: sung by Notorious B.I.G.
spoken words by Puff]

Been around the world and I I I
And we been playa hated [say what?]
I don't know and I don't know why
Why they want us faded [ahehe]
I don't know why they hate us [yeah]
Is it our ladies? [uh-huh]
Or our drop Mercedes [uhh, uhh]
Bay-bee bay-BEE!

[Verse Two: Puff Daddy]

I was in one bedroom, dreamin of a million (yeah)
Now I'm in beach houses, cream to the ceiling (that's right)
I was a gentleman, livin in tenements
Now I'm swimmin in, all the women that be tens (hoo)
Went from Bad Boys to the Crushed Linen Men
Now my divi-dends be the new Benjamins (uh-huh)
Hoes of all complexions, I like cinnamon
Mase you got some hoes well n_gga, send em in (c'mon)
What you waitin for, let the freak show begin
How they came in a truck? (Mase: Nah Puff, that's a Benz)
Mercedes, c'mere baby, you don't like the way
it's hot and hazy, never shady, you must be crazy
It's ridiculous, how you put your lips on this
Don't kiss right there girlfriend I'm ticklish (heheh)
And I be switchin fees with a wrist full of G's
N_gga please, I'm the macaroni with the cheese


[Verse Three: Puff Daddy, Mase]

Now Puff rule the world, even though I'm young
I make it my biz to see that all ladies come (yeah)
Get em all strung from the tip of my tongue
Lick em places n_ggaz wouldn't dare put they faces (c'mon)

Before I die, hope I, remake a flow by
In the brand new treasure on a old try
Now when my third dry, even when the smoke lie
Eat the mami's chocha and drive her loca
We never ride far, packed five in a car
Save money for the drinks, I'm about to buy the bar (yeah)
And everywhere I drive I'm a star, little kids
all on the corner scream, 'That's my car!'

It was days couldn't be fly, now I'm in a T.I.
Come in clubs with B.I., now a n_gga V.I. (uh-huh)
Rock tons of gold, nuff money I fold
Roll the way you wanna roll, break a hundred out the toe

[Chorus w/ slight modifications]
[line 1, Puff:] C'mon, yeah yeah, uh-huh
[line 2, Puff:] We been playa hated!
[line 3, Puff:] Why?
[line 4, Puff:] Why they want us hated!
[line 5, Puff:] Why they hate us?
[line 6, Puff:] Is it our ladies?
[line 7, Puff:] Say what?
[line 8, Puff:] Yeah, bay-bee bay-BEE!

[Chorus w/ Puff talking while B.I.G. sings]
You know, sometimes I gotta ask myself
Why's there so much jealousy in the world?
Don't look at mine, get yours
[music fades]

[Radio Show from B.I.G.'s album continued:]

OK after these messages we'll be back with
the Mad Rapper and his brother the Mad Producer, after this
OK just sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself
We'll get you through this
Take a sip of water, deep breath, that'll do it

And welcome back as you can see (You got the check though?)
I'm Trevor Jones and I'm sitting in
I've been conversing with the Mad Rapper (Did you get the check
and he's still pretty mad
But, this time he brought someone else with him
and quite frankly (yeah yeah) he's even madder (You god damn
Mr. Producer (yo, youknowhatI'msayin) why are you so mad?

Yo, Iiiiiii, I'ma I'ma keep it real simple for you
Yeah t-t-t-t-t-tell them n_ggaz why you mad son!
Tell them n_ggaz why you mad son!
(OK, gentlemen please, one at a time)
Tell em why you mad son, word up, tell em why you mad son!
YouknowhatI'msayin? Iiiiiii, Iiiiiii be I be I been
I been, I been here for the culture, youknowhatI'msayin?
I don't, I don't, I don't, I don't
I don't be recognizin all that new jack sh_t
Yo we don't play, we don't play that sh_t youknowhatI'msayin?
(Please Mr. Producer, explain yourself, Mr. Rapper, please calm
That n_gga be on some bullsh_t, youknowhatI'msayin?
We ain't, we don't do that sh_t, word, yeah
He ain't no real producer neither
And then come to find out youknowhatI'msayin
My brother hipped me to it, the n_gga tryin to rap now!
Oh yeah, that's the sh_t that got me mad!
(Please, Mr. Rapper, once again)
That's the sh_t that got me mad!
That's the sh_t, youknowhatI'msayin?
(It's a family oriented show)
YouknowhatI'msayin? That's the sh_t that feds me up
(Gentlemen, please)
Word up, youknowhatI'msayin?
(Disregard the foul language)
I'm watchin this n_gga video youknowhatI'msayin?
They got mermaids swimmin in they living rooms and sh_t
like that youknowhatI'msayin?
This n_gga dancin in the rain with kids climbin up mountains and
I'm I'm I'm watchin this n_gga video
(I'm gonna have to ask you to refrain from the language)
the car goin two hundred miles an hour
(Please Mr. Rapper, please refrain from the foul language)
The n_gga climbin out the f**kin car!
[One more time]
Let me see you try that sh_t on a train!
YouknowhatI'msayin? Try that sh_t on a f**kin train
What kind of sh_t, youknowhatI'msayin?
Got a thousand n_ggaz write for him, let ME write for you
Son my sh_t is jumpin, I got John Blaze sh_t...

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