Send Em 2 tha Essence
Lil Ugly Mane Lyrics


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Death is in your blood
Fear is all in your head
That's what my OG said
So I'm lampin like I'm already dead
Bitch, give me that bread
Give me that bracelet
Grimy motherfucker that's my reputation
I'm under criminal investigation
One bitch squealed before he passed away from complication
That's just the world I'm facing
Murder plots
Aiming glocs at your knocks
Give me all you got
Have you sliding out your jewels and your watch
Feeling charged like a million watts
Blood spilling on the block
Not a verbal shot, you could really get got
I let the serpents that I worship underneath the surface murder me
Preferably refer to me as king, I move vertically
Run the block unmercilessly
You got the nerve to curse with me?
The gat will discourage any dreams you got of merkin me
I'mma take it personally, it's curtains universally
So fuck commercial rap, you just committing perjury

Oh you out for notoriety?
You rappers so precious
Send they ass a message when I send em to the essence
The underground kid got you all in his sights
We gonna die for what we love in this life
Yo, send em to the essence
Send em to the essence, god

Aye yo, black links, gold and glitter
Sleeping in the blink like a pulse emitter
The earth it rolls so quick, now I'm old and bitter
But the crew stay thick through the coldest winter
Yo, I'm disregarding consequence and common sense, fuck it
You rappers just lying, you ain't rhyming you a puppet
U-g-l-y I'm in a class of my own
I lost an ounce and a lighter in the cushion of my throne
Laid back rollin that zone, kick it like Capone
Bad news brown, Bubble Goose down
Couple screws loose now, double trouble oooh
Roll around in No Limit tanks, it's all true
Pockets on serious, the moon is eclipsing
Buried in my gold, got me feeling so Egyptian
Pinky ring looking like I took it off of Saturn
If you talking crazy you just talking about my swagger

Oh you out for notoriety?
You rappers so precious
Send they ass a message when I send em to the essence
The underground kid got you all in his sights




We gonna die for what we love in this life
Yo, send em to the essence

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Lil Ugly Mane's "Send Em 2 tha Essence" paint a picture of a hardened criminal living on the edge of society, likely with a bounty on their head. The singer knows that death is a constant companion, but he's not afraid of it since fear only lives in the mind. This attitude is something he learned from his OG or mentor, and it's something he tries to embody by "lampin" or laying low, as if he's already dead. He then demands money and jewelry from an unseen victim, highlighting his reputation as a grimy motherfucker. The singer is under criminal investigation and has killed before, as evidenced by the rat who snitched before he died, and he knows that murder plots are always lurking around the corner. He warns that he lets the "serpents" he worships underneath the surface of his psyche do his killing, and that he moves like a king running the block unmercilessly. When people dare to curse him or try to come after him, he responds with brutal force, taking it personally because he knows that this is just the world he's facing. The rapper scoffs at commercial rap which he believes is built on lies and perjury, and promises to send anyone who threatens that lifestyle straight to the essence, or to death.


The second verse of the song describes the flashy, glittery lifestyle that the singer can afford thanks to his criminal exploits. He wears black links, gold, and glitter, portraying the image of a rapper who's always on the forefront of fashion. Despite his age, he still feels young enough to roll blunts of weed and kick it like Capone. He compares himself to Bad News Brown and owns his reputation as someone with a few screws loose, who's always in trouble. He rolls around in No Limit tanks, meaning that he is heavily armed and protected, and his pockets are on serious, implying that he's rich. Buried in his gold, he feels like an Egyptian pharaoh, and his pinky ring is so big that it looks like he took it off of Saturn. The rapper dismisses the notoriety that other rappers crave, saying that they are precious and that he has no time for them. Instead, he warns that anyone who threatens him or his underground crew will be sent straight to the essence.


Line by Line Meaning

Death is in your blood
Your future is predetermined by your family's history or actions


Fear is all in your head
Fear is a product of your mind.


That's what my OG said
An older and wiser person told me the aforementioned statements


So I'm lampin like I'm already dead
I'm living life to the fullest without fear or concern for death


Bitch, give me that bread
Hand over your money


Give me that bracelet
Hand over your jewelry


Grimy motherfucker that's my reputation
I am known for being unclean and unpleasant


I'm under criminal investigation
I am being suspected of committing a crime


One bitch squealed before he passed away from complication
Someone informed on me before they died


That's just the world I'm facing
I must operate in a world that has these dangers and risks


Murder plots
I am planning to commit murder


Aiming glocs at your knocks
I am pointing a gun at you


Give me all you got
Hand over everything valuable you have


Have you sliding out your jewels and your watch
I want you to hand over your jewelry and your watch


Feeling charged like a million watts
I feel energized and unstoppable.


Blood spilling on the block
There will be violence and death on the street


Not a verbal shot, you could really get got
I'm serious about my intentions and threats


I let the serpents that I worship underneath the surface murder me
I have loyalty to criminal organizations


Preferably refer to me as king, I move vertically
I am royalty in my criminal world and I move up the ranks


Run the block unmercilessly
I control the streets without mercy


You got the nerve to curse with me?
Are you brave enough to confront me?


The gat will discourage any dreams you got of merkin me
I will use my gun to stop anyone who tries to harm me


I'mma take it personally, it's curtains universally
I will not forget any harm done to me and will retaliate


So fuck commercial rap, you just committing perjury
I reject mainstream rap and I believe they are lying and falsely representing themselves


Oh you out for notoriety?
Are you trying to gain fame and recognition?


You rappers so precious
I think rappers are fragile and vulnerable


Send they ass a message when I send em to the essence
I will send a deadly message when I kill them


The underground kid got you all in his sights
I am targeting other rappers in the underground music scene


We gonna die for what we love in this life
We are willing to die for our passion and love for music


Yo, send em to the essence
I am ordering to kill my enemies.


Aye yo, black links, gold and glitter
I'm describing my luxurious jewelry


Sleeping in the blink like a pulse emitter
I am sleeping peacefully


The earth it rolls so quick, now I'm old and bitter
Time flies by quickly and now I am old and unhappy


But the crew stay thick through the coldest winter
I have a close group of friends who stick together through difficult times


Yo, I'm disregarding consequence and common sense, fuck it
I'm acting impulsively regardless of the outcome


You rappers just lying, you ain't rhyming you a puppet
I don't believe other rappers are genuine in their music.


U-g-l-y I'm in a class of my own
I am proud of my unique style and sound


I lost an ounce and a lighter in the cushion of my throne
I misplaced my weed and lighter in my comfortable chair


Laid back rollin that zone, kick it like Capone
I am smoking weed, relaxing and enjoying life


Bad news brown, Bubble Goose down
I am wearing expensive clothing


Couple screws loose now, double trouble oooh
I am crazy and unpredictable


Roll around in No Limit tanks, it's all true
I am driving around in fancy cars


Pockets on serious, the moon is eclipsing
I have a lot of money and am successful


Buried in my gold, got me feeling so Egyptian
I am wrapped in my gold jewelry and feel like an Egyptian pharaoh


Pinky ring looking like I took it off of Saturn
My expensive ring resembles something from outer space


If you talking crazy you just talking about my swagger
If you are speaking negatively about me, it's just jealousy of my confidence and style.




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