You got game like me? I doubt it.
They say pimping ain’t easy…what’s so hard about it?
Everything has a price…
No matter if it’s fortune, fame or your life.
I understood later that it’s all about paper,
Everything has a fee in the land of the free.
What’s the remedy? Suckaz better get their own identity,
And to the enemy, you better roll like there’s ten of me.
Brothers ain’t half-steppin…they’re walking backwards.
I like my pockets fat, not flat.
Peace to every single rapper on this whole earth;
Sellouts got no worth…
I think they better go soul search.
In my heart, though, I do believe:
If you put out more love than you receive,
It’s bound to come back around, eventually.
“All I see is blinking lights, track boards and fat mics. 950s, SP-12s, MPC60s…”
– A.G., “Next Level,” from Show & A.G.’s Goodfellas, 1995. DJ Premier closes down the legendary D&D Studios (aka HeadQCourterz) today and migrates to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. The recording den, where Rakim, KRS-One, Jay Z, Nas and Gang Starr made some of hip-hop’s most canonized songs, will come to a close in 2015 due to new building ownership.