[Juice speaking] "They say there is no hope for the young generation. I beg to differ. I feel like we gon' go there, you know. You all just got to trust us. It's like they don't trust us. When you think about it though, it's up to us to make it happen. For real."
[Chorus] [Kahea] Don't worry about what happen then Just know that we can win Keep your head up and smile within YOu know we gon' make it Doesn't matter if they don't believe You know we will suceeed Got through the bad times to live the good times We gon' make it
[Verse 1] Now we possesing old souls but we young folks I figure generation X will give us some hope We all some lost souls, all seeking knowledge bad It's all the same, whether dropouts or college grads And 2001 was timulturous Tith all these terrorist attacks on our culture, plus In NY, we had to watch the buildings crumble down And Lisa "Left Eye" is gone, so we humble now To tell the truth, I still bug on how Aaliyah left But if you look when it's cold, you could see her breath "One in a Million" girl, and there ain't too many flows that I can do But Ness, he made me hear the soul in the sample Funerals, the only time the hood come together And when a kid pass away young, he's young forever Preserved in the image that the good lord made him Generation Y, they can't fade him, No
[Verse 2] I'm chilling with this gangbanger from the west side He ask me why am I alive and all the rest die Little hustler, he had just lost his best friend Somebody let the pistol blow like the west wind I told him, death is like magic, homies dissappear I mean, we know their spirits living, but we miss them here I told him, "Player listen, you were blessed to be hear" Finally, took a puff of smoke to make him see clear, see there He been hustling for three years, spillin malt cheap beer for this tee's peers Little chip, so I asked him "Where's your momma man?" And he said, "Well, she's with Dr. King in the promise land." I told him, "Do your thing but never lose your focus My only hope is that you learn about what hope is." And oh yeah, I know about what selling dope is To tell the truth, we do the same thing in show biz Now keep living
[Chorus] plus Though we came to get paid, and sometimes it's not the right way But if you learn something this day, we can make it
[Verse 3] I used to hang on the block, with the glock From six o'clock to six o'clock I used to tell all the haters, forget me not Then the whole world found out I MC hot These old folks call us thugs right Big rims and froze ropes, we love life So I have to say something to today's youth Whether you sipping grey goose or pray to Jesus, hang loose There's nothing that can stop us, no crooked coppers It's time to get our proppers, now's the time Broke, I done been there a million times Cheese that don't melt, little children crying And that's why corrupt thoughts fill their mind Cats come out the projects and still they shine So whether MVA or NBA, call my niggas on the block I'll simply say, keep hustling