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Verse 1:

It was more than just the r-e-s-p-e-c-t
You see we do shit differently
That’s the way it’s supposed to be
Y’all beat machines and we compose these treats
Y’all bring the heat to streets while we burn cds
Wolves in the corners with smiles smokin’ trees
Life gets better once you inhale these leaves
Wait for a sec, don’t hold that last breath
It’s the Infiness reppin’ for the lower deck

Verse 2:

The blood of love and hatred was the way we were related
Both brothers from the mother of music we were created
Our sound is of another no wonder we underrated
Intellectual dialect, I was lyrically educated
The illest Puerta Rican speakin’ with the tongue of a native
Underground original migrated to the mainstream
Survival is vital when you rivals with your same team
Your friends are two-facin’ because you chasing for the same cream

Verse 3:

Cuz cash rulse everything around you
I battle you and the fools around you
I’m not a real threat but a threat that surrounds you
Not a big fella but a fella that’ll pound you
I got ground crew
Ready to clean the mess before they find you
Cause of death, multiple shots of sound views
I’m the shit talker
Just another hit making your career rocky, like Larry Walker


Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one outdone by none
Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one outdone by none
Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one outdone by none
Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one

Verse 4:

It’s sad to see hip-hop had to be full of disrespect and mockery
Your rivalry ain’t stoppin me nor is you verbal robbery
Never stop to sleep, I’m making moves while your in slumber
Making such a thunder that it’s making Stevie wonder
Under the influence music got me so intoxicated
Decimated all the hated into what makes me motivated
I fuckin’ made it
All due to the Nine Leaves crew
Fuck the forgiving, conditions are critical when I.C.U.

Verse 5:

Where I come from niggas run from
Small little town where I come from
Asian population where I come from
Surrounding towns make one
Fort Lee’s the rock protecting where I come from
Don’t step into the lion’s den Leonia’s feeding where I come from
We even got Royals where I come from
Bergen County’s where I come from
Next time you spit about New Jeru’s don’t forget where I come from


Verse 6:

I beg your pardon I’m disregardin’ your jargon
Regardin’ my click stats
Stangtacular character is fight back
I never sit back
I’m guarenteed to spit back
On murky situations, show fliers with missing information
On various occasions (what’s that)
Crews be steady placin’ themselves above us
I sacrifice to be nice, ya seem to be like fuck us
You made a mistake with shady handshakes
I know you bump us
Cuz one chick out of every click does their shit but loves us

Verse 7:

Yo my passion for blastin’
Wielding axes
Peelin’ back quick, your tactics will burn in matches
Match this and get burnt to ashes
Forgin’ master, pieces like black smiths watch the facts flip
My actions speak louder
I beat cats to weak powder
Blow away the evidence, seek to leave doubters
You need scouters to scour the land for fans and scan the sands
My plan’s to stand and span the GAN


Danger, Danger
This is awarning to all MC’s, a warning to all crews
Don’t confuse Nine Leaves as your little brother group
Or some kids tryin’ to get in this rap shit
Hold us to your weak standards
Misinterpretate us and underrate us
We got this shit right now
Anything y’all bring to the table
We gonna match that plus some boy boy
It’s the fuckin’ Gardern State greats
Reppin Jersey hard, so fuck what y’all think
Study us motherfuckers
Big Stang, one hundred


from Nine Leaves, released January 31, 2006
(I. Pineda, A. Maldonado, H. Stang, C. McCarthy)

Rhyming: Isaac, Aronic, Stang, Phenetix
Production: Zack Hemsey


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