Life is Real - Mos Def

[Intro + shout outs]
Boogie man, boogie man, boogie man
BOOGIE MAN! (Hello children!)
My whole life is real
My life [4X]
A-ha, Brooklyn you know
My life [4X], it's a real thang

[Mos Def]
Listen
My whole life is real, morning news and nights is real
What I spit and I write is real, cuz my life is real
My own life is ILL!!
filled with magic's strife to scale
Sun bright, no time to chill, got all type of bills
I got seeds I gotta feed with this
They be needin sh_t, I got ex-wife beef and sh_t
That's how deep it get
My whole life is real, my whole life is ill
A fantastic, a beautiful mess
And life n_gga in America: the usual stress
I do it to the up, low, the east and the west, I
Do it to most, I do it to death
I do so it good they don't know what to do with theyselves
Well do this: MOVE!
Back, forward, mo'
Life is real, let's move on

[Hook]
My whole life is real, morning news and nights is real
What I spit and I write is real, cuz my life is ILL
Filled with magic's strife to scale
Sun bright, no time to chill
Got all type of bills
I got seeds I gotta feed with this
I got streets I gotta reach with this
That's how deep it get

[Mos Def]
My whole life is ill, my whole life is real
Mornings, noon's, nights
Birthdays, workdays, holidays, funerals. the usual
Life is real!
Sunday to Monday, school, your gunplay, politics, bullsh_t
Life is real!
Shootings, stabbing, free tray, arrest
crush, kill, destroy, cheques
Death. rebirth
Reach the world but touch the street first
Life goin in every direction but rewind
N_ggaz is waiting for the light to dive down
On a park a hustler plays the hide out
Somebody's gotta notice it's a matter of time before the world fine out
The earth dry out and push the hintin to high ground,life style--Hostile
Real, life real real
So real, too real, news real--edited
The close up block out the rest of it
True evident, false measurement
Crunk superstar, thug president
Tricks allegiance, M-def payment ship
Scribe lively, so timely,that is timeless
And is lovely, and is ugly, as it must be

[Hook]

[Outro]
My whole life is real, ha-haa!
Brooklyn know
My life my [4X]
B.X. know
My life my [4X]
Real n_ggaz all over the world
My life my [4X], it's a real thang
whoooo!

Boogie man!

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