The Family Business

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The Family Business


Strap the only child I did bad all by my damn self
Looking for a father figure drug dealers gave help
Momma I’m so sorry I know I put you through a hell
Every time the streets was calling me I would be right there
I was leaving out her window with Chlamydia
That booty bounced back but literally I’m sick of her
She cheated on me with my nigga bruh
But MOB what I believe so let’s get richer bruh
No matter what you owe me it’s about principle
The first office that I seen was the principal
Since I got tree for my teachers watch how they grade me now
When you got what they need they cannot hold you down
Get my best friend drunk and high
That’s something that I did a bunch of times
That one say she loves me but who am I
Is it belief when you know love is blind
I been drinking and meditating
Smoking and marinating
My discipline is militant got a heart with no fear in it
Emotions trying to feel them still believe I need sense to live
But I’m only feeling life if I’m hustling


Hit the bootleg get drunk in the air
Every morning money call there I am


Don’t think about it live it out
Don’t talk about it be about it


I was an awkward little boy
Then I was an awkward little man
Then I realized that I could rap and I put that pad to that pen
Them squiggly lines mean flashback time navigate this montage if you could
Was young in school cuz I skipped two grades cuz my grandma taught me to read that good book
Visual art came before the lyrical part would enter my heart
But even then I would reach for that pen to demonstrate my thoughts
Flashback to the present hope you’re following cuz the world just got much colder
See I didn’t buy my first pistol till I got a little older
Plus I know I got a temper so if I woulda bought that when I was a
Little younger probably woulda put that gun to the temple of your nephew
Or maybe your little brother or some lady’s baby daddy
Either way it’s safe to say I’ve made mistakes but hey who aint imperfect
But imperfections serve as definitions
Some of yall speak on ends for hours but never take the time to listen
I’m saying yall speaking for hours on end you talk about money but then
When it comes to the work instead of grinding you’d rather borrow from your friends
What kind of sin is that If that aint in the good book then it should be
What good is just sitting around smoking your Black and Mild talking bout how it could be
I hope this family business takes care of our seeds


from The Family Business, released January 10, 2014



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Kinfoke Atlanta, Georgia

Kinfoke is the break out duo featuring cousins Collin Gibson and Terrell “Strap” Gilstrap. They have come together to create a sound reminiscent of the golden days of hip hop. With a sound that blends the quick-time flow of Bone Thugs in Harmony with the top-back, slab riding vibe of UGK and the emotional soul and wisdom of Outkast, these two are the reincarnation of real hip hop. ... more

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