6. Hiphop and slept on songs: Diamonds and Mac 10’s

6. Hiphop and slept on songs Diamonds and Mac 10’s

Song: Diamonds and Mac 10’s
Artist: Shyne
Album: Godfather Buried Alive
Producer: Just Blaze

How Just Blaze came across this fire sample I will never know, but this beat especially in a car just hits home every time, the sample comes from Morris Albert and his song Falling tears and for me it distinction is the tuba being played.
Shyne let’s in on how he was feeling during his sentencing, the 2nd verse on this track always hits me and some of the most honest lines we’ve heard in hiphop; take a look at my favourite lines.

My favourite lines:
“The day I stuck my head out my mother’s womb
I was doomed
Repeatin’ the lords prayers sittin’ in this court room
I’m cursed
We havin dreams of leavin here up in a hearse
I wonder when I close my eyes will it hurt?
I’m suicidal
Can’t take this pressure or this pain
Too much for these young eyes
Real G’s don’t die, that’s a lie
Cuz I’m dyin inside, cryin’ inside
Look at me sweatin’, palms shakin, hidin’ inside”

Full lyrics
I spit and reload things
Since livin was gold rings
Fuck a piece of the pie nigga
Gimme the whole thing
I done seen death, seen less, seen more
Feed morphine to more fiends than you’ve ever seen
It’s pain I deliver reflection
Every word like a mirror
Bigger picture I try to keep shit in perspective
Dumbs out, guns out til my time runs out
Capitalistic driving force got no remorse
But I feel shit catching up
Time wrappin’ up
Shyne had enough, still I can’t have enough
Something bout the engine roarin’
Soarin’, wind in my face
Top down, take me to another place

[Hook]
Diamonds and Mac-10’s
Tell a friend
Yellow bottles, models, hollows
Til my very end
Catchin up to God quicker
High off this liquor
Niggas come to get yours betta
Know theyre comin with ya
[Repeat]

The day I stuck my head out my mother’s womb
I was doomed
Repeatin’ the lords prayers sittin’ in this court room
I’m cursed
We havin dreams of leavin here up in a hearse
I wonder when I close my eyes will it hurt?
I’m suicidal
Can’t take this pressure or this pain
Too much for these young eyes
Real G’s don’t die, that’s a lie
Cuz I’m dyin inside, cryin’ inside
Look at me sweatin’, palms shakin, hidin’ inside
Drive bys and quarter ki’s
This ain’t what it oughta be
Almost caught a ki
They’re tellin me that there’s more to see
God listen, it was him or me
Sorry for the choices I chose
The bricks that I sold
The voices I rolled
The concrete roads
Accept me as I come into your presence
[Hook x2]

What’s it all about?
Sittin in this jail house
Eleven counts, but only one count
Thats the color of my skin
Black robes, white justice
Clarence Thomas is a motherfuckin puppet
Murder anyone over 21
Through my travels I’ve seen barrels and gavels
Diamonds and Castles
Caught up in this solution called life
When you bitch niggas is shootin’, aim right
Say goodnight to the bad guy
Last time you’re gonna see a bad guy like me
I’m the last of the dying breed
Hope these words burn your brain
Find a place in your heart
Close my eyes and pray in the dark
Ask God what’s the meaning?
Leavin niggas screaming
Bullet holes bleeding, I see demons
[Hook x3]

Diamonds and Mac-10’s
Di-di-di-diamonds and Mac-10’s
Di-di-di-diamonds and Mac-10’s
Di-di-di-diamonds and Mac-10’s
Tell a friend

Links:
Lyrics from: https://genius.com/Shyne-diamonds-and-mac-10s-lyrics
Sample information from: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/70016/Shyne-Diamonds-%26-Mac-10%27s-Morris-Albert-Falling-Tears/
Link to the song (may not work on UK mobile devices): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-DSp3rTVTo

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