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First Things First
J-Live Lyrics


[kid giggles]

[Kid 1 (Kid 2):]
We...just gonna get our shit together...[?]
(Man, get yo stuff, man c'mon) Yo, don't RUSH me, man!
Man, it's startin man, yo...you heard me, right?
(Nigga, what?!) Don't rush me that's what!
(Yo hurry up, shit!) [smacks lips] What's the rush, man?
What's the big - (Forget all that man, c'mon!)
Naw, man I need to make sure my shit is dope
(Nigga, the album is startin! Man look, he's right there, look!) [applause]
Aight, aight..

[J-Live (Kid 1) {crowd}:]
PEACE! (Ha ha!)
Ladies and gentlemen {Shhhh!}
Gods and earths
Brothers and sisters
Kings and queens (Yeah, that's right) {SHH!}
(HA HA!)
Players and workers {Quiet, please!}
Pimps and hoes (Word, no doubt)
Reaper and sowers (Dey pimpin, what!)
Cutters and flow-ers
Friends...
New Yorkers and countrymen
True school alumni and children of alllll ages
(He's buggin)
"Bust the Crowd" (I never heard that one)
"Braggin' Writes" (Naw, I ain't like that song)
Hopefully this album reach it's destination on time (uh-huh)
Without any major drama... (Bootleggin' and what-not)
We've got a wonderful program for you this evening
Or this morning (mornin?), or whenever you happen to be listening
We've got a wonderful program for you this NOW (wha?)
Cause it's always now (I get it)
Whether it's live through your walkman, turntable
Car stereo , computer (Oh man, I'ma start stutterin)
Or straight through your own home system (aight)
So just sit back, relax; or stand up and get busy

DO what you feel, (aight) feel what you DO (true)
And enjoy... [applause]

[J-Live proceeds: to cut and scratch]
"Live on the fader" "J-Live on the fader"
"All of the above'll be, caused by me"
(..is what this album is all about...)
"Bust this..."

[J-Live rhymes: while cutting]
"Once upon a time there was a brother named" "J-Live"
"Had a little problem with his" "Record contracts"
"That which the world has never seen before"
"But I didn't care" "I'm never coming back" ("Worrrrrd up!")
"Lookin back on the moment, I'm surprised to find"
"I lay low" "yet still" "I'm gettin' mine"
"Rock shit like this" "just for fun!"
"Because" "two/too" "many" "wack-ass" "records" "get" "done"

[J-Live: x3]
PEACE, Y'ALL! (PEACE Y'ALL)
PEACE, Y'ALL! (PEACE Y'ALL)
PE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEECE, Y'ALL! (PEACE Y'ALL)

PE, DA-DEE, PE-PE, DA-DEE
PE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEECE, Y'ALL!

First things first, I just - got through, goin through
This ordeal, dealin with deals, you know the deal
I've dealt with, bein dealt dirty, downsized
And duped, done double-paid my dues, for real
I just - know today's degree, C lesson
Not nowadays, can a record label fool me
So the understanding'll be 'The Best Part'
No need to guess how this rocky road was meant to be
I just - got home from a long tour
Seashore to seashore, J-Live up the party
So, even if I'm unknown back home (say what)
Step out of the time zone, these folks came to see me!
I just - grab the mic, jump on the stage
Soak up the crowd, hittin 'em with page after page of
Blood, sweat, tears, saliva, sperm, snot
Shit, piss, throw-up, everything I GOT!
I just - let it all out, give it all back
Like I got it, why? Cause I got it like that
I've been spotted by those that recognize the fact that
God is still black and bullshit is still wack! (wack!)

[J-Live: x3]
PEACE, Y'ALL! (PEACE Y'ALL)
PEACE, Y'ALL! (PEACE Y'ALL)
PE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEECE, Y'ALL! (PEACE Y'ALL)

PE, DA-DEE, PE-PE, DA-DEE
PE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DEECE, Y'ALL!

Contributed by Audrey W. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

SKTheKid

"You might recognize me from such songs as..." "Who he think he is, Troy McClure?" LMAO.

nedryarson

Nice, it's a classic!

juckinfunkie

j live makes me love hip hop even more,,every track sounds like a classic :)

Blingy98

"... this ordeal, dealing with deals. You know the deal. I've dealt with being dealt dirty, downsized and duped. Done double payed my dues, for real..." Who else uses alliteration like J-Live?? He is the man.

twg1212

I remember just hearing that line (slightly altered) on the SPTA album but I forget which song. Except instead of saying a specific name, he says he won't mention them by name.

EK11221122

@DJScallywag Yeah it's worth $18 atm, but I guess in 200 years it might fetch a few bucks :P Excellent record though!

graveey

possibly from ''j-live them that's not'' and he's just slowed it down loads in this... not sure if thats what you were looking for mate?

Jack Hannaway

The bit where it says 'there once was a brother named castro who had a little problem with his cash flow' anyone know the sample ive been looking for it for about 12 years its @ 2:04. Pleasseee

Wendy Lou McAllister

We will now continue side by side on our journey hand in hand.

Elí

Wendy Lou McAllister amen for that sister

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