It's dat real

Yo, why is Jadakiss as hard as it gets

Why is the industry designed to keep the artist in dept

And why them dudes ain't ridin' if there part of your set

And why they never get it poppin' but they party to death

Yea, and why they gon give you life for a murder

Turn around only give you eight months for a burner, it's goin down

Why they sellin' niggaz CD's for under a dime

If it's all love daddy why you come wit your nine

Why my niggaz ain't get that cake

Why is a brother up North better than Jordan

That ain't get that break

Why you ain't stackin' instead of tryin' to be fly

Why is rattin' at an all time high

Why are you even alive

Why they kill Tupac n' Chris

Why at the bar you ain't take straight shots instead of poppin Crist'

Why them bullets have to hit that door

Why did Kobe have to hit that raw

Why he kiss that whore


[Chorus: Anthony Hamilton]

All that I been givin'

Is this thing that I've been living

They got me in the system

Why they gotta do me like that

Try'd to make it my way

But got sent up on the highway

Why, oh why

Why they do me like that


Why would niggaz push pounds and powder

Why did bush knock down the towers

Why you around them cowards

Why Aaliyah have to take that flight

Why my nigga D ain't pull out his Ferrari

Why he take that bike

Why they gotta open your package and read your mail

Why they stop lettin' niggaz get degreez in jail

Why you gotta do eighty-five percent of your time

And why do niggaz lie in eighty-five percent of they rhymes

Why a nigga always want what he can't have

Why I can't come through in the pecan Jag

Why did crack have to hit so hard

Even though it's almost over

Why niggaz can't get no jobs

Why they come up wit the witness protection

Why they let the terminator win the election

Come on, pay attention