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De La Soul – Stakes Is High (prod. by J Dilla) – jj
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De La Soul – Stakes Is High (prod. by J Dilla)



Artist: J Dilla, De La Soul
Release: Stakes is High LP
Year: 1996
Label: Tommy Boy

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  1. The Instamatic focal point bringing damage to your boroughs
    Be some brothers from the east with some beats that be thorough
    Got the solar gravitation so I'm bound to pull it
    I gets down like brothers are found ducking from bullets
    Gun control means using both hands in my land
    Where it's all about the cautious livin'
    Migrating to a higher form of consequence, compliments
    Of strugglin', that shouldn't be notable,
    Man every word I say should be a hip hop quotable.

    I'm sick of bitches shakin' asses
    I'm sick of talkin' about blunts,
    Sick of Versace glasses,
    Sick of slang,
    Sick of half-ass awards shows,
    Sick of name brand clothes.
    Sick of R&B bitches over bullshit tracks,
    Cocaine and crack
    Which brings sickness to blacks,
    Sick of swoll' head rappers
    With their sicker-than raps
    Clappers and gats
    Makin' the whole sick world collapse
    The facts are gettin' sick
    Even sicker perhaps
    Stickabush to make a bundle to escape this synapse

    Man life can get all up in your ass baby you betta work it out
    Let me tell you what it's all about
    A skin not considered equal
    A meteor has more right than my people
    Who be wastin' time screaming who they've hated
    That's why the Native Tongues have officially been re-instated

    Stakes is high
    (Higher than high)
    You know them stakes is high
    (Higher than high)
    When we talkin' 'bout the
    (Vibes, vibrations)
    Stakes is high, you know them stakes is high
    When we dealin' with the
    (Vibes, vibrations)
    Stakes is high
    (Hey yo, what about that love?)

    Yo, it's about love for cars, love for funds
    Loving to love mad sex, loving to love guns
    Love for opposite, love for fame and wealth
    Love for the fact of no longer loving yourself, kid
    We living in them days of the man-made ways
    Where every aspect is vivid,
    these brothers no longer talk shit
    Hey yo, these niggas live it
    'Bout to give it to you 24/7 on the microphone
    Plug One translating the zone
    No offense to a player, but yo, I don't play
    And if you take offense, fuck it, got to be that way
    J.D. Dove, show your love, what you got to say?

    I say G's are making figures at a high regard
    And niggas dying for it nowadays ain't odd
    Investing in fantasies and not God
    Welcome to reality, see times is hard
    People try to snatch the credit, but can't claim the card
    Showing out in videos, saying they cold stars
    See, shit like that will make your mama cry
    Better watch the way you spend it
    'Cause the stakes is high

    Y'all know them stakes is high
    When we talkin' 'bout the
    (Vibes, vibrations)
    Stakes is high

    I think that smiling in public is against the law
    'Cause love don't get you through life no more
    It's who you know and "How you, son?"
    And how you gettin' in, and who the man holding
    Hey yo, and how was the scams and how high
    Yo what up, huh? I heard you caught a body
    Seem like every man and woman shared a life with John Gotti

    But they ain't organized!

    Mixing crimes with life enzymes
    Taking the big scout route
    And niggas know doubt better
    Than they know their daughters
    And their sons
    (Oh boy)

    Yo, people go through pain and still don't gain
    Positive contact just like my main man
    Who got others cleaning up his physical influence
    His mind got congested
    He got the nine and blew it
    Neighborhoods are now hoods cause nobody's neighbors
    Just animals surviving with that animal behavior
    Under I who be rhyming from dark to light sky
    Experiments when needles and skin connect
    No wonder where we live is called the projects
    When them stakes is high you damn sure try to do
    Anything to get the piece of the pie
    Electrify
    Even die for the cash
    But at last I be out even though you wantin' more
    This issue is closed like an elevator door
    But soon re-opened once we get to the next floor where the

    Stakes is high
    Y'all know them stakes is high
    When we talkin' 'bout the
    (Vibes, vibrations)
    Stakes is high
    Stakes is high, come on

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