Cam O’bi – TenderHeaded (feat. Smino)

[Chorus]
How come I can’t do what fuck I want do?
How come, how come?
Tryna get this skraight, no damn hot comb through
How come, how come?
Weavin’ through the naps, dreams been on hold
Since my cradle hit the flo
Tender head, my denim skrong
Yea, yea, yea, yeaaaaaah

[Verse 1: Cam O’bi]
Remember when I was a kiddo, growin’ up in the middle
Windows lining my smile, silver teeth underneath my pillow
A nigga had a nappy head like a Brillo pad
Sister said I need to do somethin’ about them beedy-beed naps
Snackin’ on Andy Capp’s with a pickle and a quarter water
Walked in the barbershop asked me what I wanted
I told that man I wanted to look like Superman
But when he had the long hair
You know, kinda like Michael Jackson?
The damn barber just started laughin’
I cried as he gave me that bald fade
Afro puffs hit the flo’, symbolic of sheddin’ my innocence
I guess I thought they were magicians or alchemists or mathematicians
With algebraic, calculus algorithms designed to cure me of my nappiness
Like a perm burned off my happiness, I sat silently acquiescent, pitfalls of adolescence
Spitballs and scrabble sessions and tattle-tales
Playing around in the hallway like one of Santa’s elves
"You wanna goto jail?", "Hell naw, mister security!"
Got sent to the principal for my potty mouth
Talkin’ bout some, "give me your number so we can call the house"
But gimme got shot, so the ink stainin’ my record now
You pull a comb thru my afro that shit’ll crackle like a bowl full of Rice Krispies
Rollin’ my innocence in a cigarillo like

[Chorus]
How come I can’t do what fuck I want do?
How come, how come?
Tryna get this skraight, no damn hot comb through
How come, how come?
Weavin’ through the naps, dreams been on hold
Since my cradle hit the flo
Tender head, my denim skrong
How come, how come?
How come I can’t say what fuck I want say?
How come, how come?
Tender braids, but I can’t make my eyes rain
How come, how come?
Yanked straight from my naps, dead on my comb
When my cradle hit the flo’
Tender head, my genes on swole
Yea, yea, yea, yeaaaaaaah

[Verse 2: Smino]
I don’t wanna sing the Star-Spangled Banner
Unless it’s produced by David Banner
Elbows on the lunch table, eatin’ on a gravy sammich
Lil’ nigga, no table manners
Crazy it attracted shawty’s
On the back of the bus gettin’ neck had a knack for noggin’
Lil’ nick at nighttime
Googlin’ booty, beauty illusions polluted and deep-rooted in my mind
My block was a Rubix
Anywhere you turned, the shit was hot around the clock
And they could not ice cube it, damn
Mama, I don’t like this school shit
Fuck an alogarithm, I’ll log into the music, damn
Daddy, I don’t like this school shit
I beat the desk until my knuckles bleed
All my teachers think I’m challenged mentally
But my mental skrong, know who I wanna be
Instantly began a surgery
Bada-bing, Voila!, made wings wit the words, Hallelujah, Yah bitch, Yah!
All my blessings came when I accepted I’m not y’all
I been put it down the line like laundry
They told find something more concrete
Now a lil’ nigga breakin’ concrete
Praises to God I ain’t no convict
They’ll never take away my confidence

[Chorus]
How come I can’t do what fuck I want do?
How come, how come?
Tryna get this skraight, no damn hot comb through
How come, how come?
Weavin’ through the naps, dreams been on hold
Since my cradle hit the flo
Tender head, my denim skrong
How come, how come?
How come I can’t say what fuck I want say?
How come, how come?
Tender braids, but I can’t make my eyes rain
How come, how come?
Yanked straight from my naps, dead on my comb
When my cradle hit the flo’
Tender head, my genes on swole
Yea, yea, yea, yeaaaaaaah

Saba – How You Live (feat. MFnMelo)

[Verse 1- Saba]
Guess who is back in effect
I push this rap to the next
Level the lap I get check
Catch a body on [?] like a cannibal neck
I’m from where Hannibal at
They try to silence me
You cannot [?]
That’s their plan of attack
But I speak and then leave em with panick attacks
And I dont mean the disco
Get ’em at the barber, Brisco
I sip the tea like the [?] cold
I turn your stage to a shit-show
Mosh pit, pop shit, missle
Mosh pit, pop shit, missle
Get em out the [?] like Swindle
Niggas steady talk and I ignore

[Chorus- Mfn Melo]
Shawty told me I was [?] em what it is
That’s the-
Get down how you live
Get down how you live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
I think I’m in love with this shit
Imma get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how you live
Get down how you live

[Verse 2- Saba]
Independant like a politician
Who [?] republican
Still I’m droppin’ wisdom like a dentist
Finger fuck the game I’m never with it
Riddlin’ you should really pay attention
Gimme dis shit I don’t need a gimmick
Put me in a guiness, afterall
They tried to put me in a box
And I don’t mean to ship it
This shit way too easy
Listen to my last year cd
I don’t hear a difference
Between what these niggas spittin’ now
‘Cause [?] what I been about
I done hide and check my whereabouts
Dumb it down, he did it for the clout
Hundred round [?] and air it out
Same Chicago that yall hear about
Champion my name up in the banner
Tell ’em I’m going great like David Banner
All this shit organic on my grandma
Let me talk my shit like on the panel
Panama these niggas wanna trade
My life lookin’ different everyday
Oh I’m up next like I got a bouqet
I can’t pay attention what they say
I can’t let it get to me (No)
This shit don’t mean shit to me
They waitin’ on me to blow up as if I am chemistry
But I see it differently
‘Cause me and my niggas we got it out the mud
And I mean that literally
And I’m major, even without a major
This is not the little league
Fuck

[Chorus- Mfn Melo]
Shawty told me I was [?] em what it is
That’s the-
Get down how you live
Get down how you live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
I think I’m in love with this shit
Imma get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how you live
Get down how you live

[Verse 3- MFn Melo]
Better know that life you livin’ change
You can bet I got it different ways
Been a day
Churnin’ lemonade
Blessin’ pour it never Minute Maid
Uncle, Daddy know he [?] the kids
Uncle [?] OG pivotin’
Showin’ love make a hater quit
Ware him out like your latest fear
Niggas get finessed they call it ‘biz
I cut back off finesse and [?]
They thought I learned my lesson ’till was quized
Filled it up, graded on the bitch
Rhyme [?] made it my niche
I remember workin’ early shifts
No more retail, shop my buisness
Time will tell how they witness
Boxes was stackin’
As soon as I’m freed
Then it’s back to the beef with no slackin’, man
[?]
I’ll never go back again (Uh)
Came dropped the ball with this hit
‘Cause you know pivot what it is
I’ma get down how I live (Aye)

[Chorus- Mfn Melo]
Shawty told me I was [?] em what it is
That’s the-
Get down how you live
Get down how you live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
I think I’m in love with this shit
Imma get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how I live
Get down how you live
Get down how you live