Immortal - J. Cole

Now I was barely seventeen with a pocket full of hope
Screamin', dollar and a dream with my closet lookin' broke
And my n_gga's lookin' clean, gettin' caught up with that dope
Have you ever served a fiend with a pocket full of soap?
N_gga I can tell you things that you probably shouldn't know
Have you ever heard the screams when the body hit the floor?
Flashbacks to the pain, wakin' up, cold sweats
Six o'clock in the mornin', gotta hit the BoFlex
Get my weight up on the block, keep watch for the cops
God they love to serve a n_gga three hots and a cot
Nowadays crime pays like a part time job
And the drought got me prayin' for a car time vibe
Summer Rain come again
Numb the pain 'cause it's hard for a felon
In my mind I been cryin', know it's wrong but I'm sellin'
Eyes wellin' up with tears
Thinkin' 'bout my n_ggas dead in the dirt
Immortalized on this shirt

Real n_ggas don't die
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Real n_ggas don't die
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Hood n_ggas don't lie
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My n_ggas don't die
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Real n_ggas don't die

Have you ever seen a fiend cook crack on the spoon?
Have you ever seen a n_gga that was black on the moon?
Have you ever seen your brother go to prison as you cried?
Have you ever seen a motherf_ckin' ribbon in the sky?
Nope, all I see is that C.R.E.A.M n_gga, that green
I'm a black king, black jeans on my black queen
And her ass fat, too fat for a flat screen
I'm the type of n_gga make the whole f_ckin' trap lean
Kingpin n_gga, put wings on a crack fiend
If they want a n_gga, they gon' have to send a SWAT team
And I'm goin' out like Scarface in his last scene
A legend, what that mean?

Real n_ggas don't die
Form with the plot
One-Seven-Forty-Five
Form at the plot
Real n_ggas don't die
Form on the plot
Hood n_ggas don't lie
Form on the plot
My n_ggas don't die
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Real n_ggas don't die
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Real n_ggas don't die
Real n_ggas don't die

To die a young legend or live a long life unfulfilled
'Cause you wanna change the world
But while alive you never will
'Cause they only feel you after you gone, or I've been told
And now I'm caught between bein' heard and gettin' old
Damn, death creepin' in my thoughts lately
My one wish in this b_tch make it quick if the Lord take me
I know nobody meant to live forever anyway
And so I hustle like my n_ggas in Virgini-A
They tellin' n_ggas sell dope, rap or go to NBA, in that order
It's that sort of thinkin' that been keepin' n_ggas chained
At the bottom and hanged
The strangest fruit that you ever seen, ripe with pain
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