against all odds lyrics – 2pac

(gun shots)

21 gun salute
one love, one love
one nation
21 gun salute
all the time i’m …

hoping my true motherf*ckas know,
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote
against all odds
up in the studio, gettin blow
to the truest sh*t i ever spoke

(verse 1)

21 gun salute dressed in fatigue, black jeans and boots
disappeared in the crowd all you seen was troops
this little n*gg* named nas thinks he live like me
he’s talking about he left the hospital took five like me
you living fantasies n*gg*, i reject your deposit
we shook dre punk *ss, now he out of the closet
mobb deep wonder why n*gg* blowed them out
next time grown folks talking, n*gg* close your mouths
peep me, i take this war sh*t deeply
i seen too many real players fall to let these b*tch n*gg*s beat me
puffy, lets be honest you a punk, you gonna see me with gloves
remember that sh*t you said to vibe about me being a thug
well you can tell the people you roll with whatever you want
but you and i know what’s going on (don’t you)
pay back, i knew you b*tch n*gg*s from way back
witness me strapped with macs, knew i wouldn’t play that
all you old rappers trying to advance
it’s all over now, take it like a man (trick *ss square)
n*gg*s looking like larry holmes, flabby and sick
trying to player hate on my sh*t, can eat a fat d*ck
let it be known this is how you made me
love it how i got you n*gg*s crazy, against all odds

(chorus)

hoping my thug motherf*ckas know
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote
against all odds
up in the studio, gettin blow
to the truest sh*t i ever spoke
against all odds
hoping my true motherf*ckas know
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote

(verse 2)

i heard he was light skinned, stocky with a haitian accent
jewellery, fast cars and known for flashing
listen while i take you back and lace this rap
a real live tale about a snitch named haitian jack
knew he was working for the feds, same crime different trials
n*gg*s picture what he said, and did i mention?
promised a payback, jimmy henchmen, in due time
i knew you b*tch n*gg*s was listening, the world is mine (hey nas)
set me up, wet me up, n*gg*s stuck me up
heard the guns bust, but you tricks never shut me up
touch one of mine, on everything i owe
i’ll destroy everything you touch, play the game n*gg*
all out warfare, eye for eye
last words to a b*tch n*gg*, why you lie?
now you gotta watch your back, now, watch your front
here we come gun shots to tut, now you stuck
f*ck the rap game n*gg*, this m.o.b
so believe me, we enemies, i go against all odds

(chorus)

hoping my true motherf*ckas know
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote
against all odds
up in the studio, gettin blow (blow)
to the truest sh*t i ever spoke
against all odds
hoping my true motherf*ckas know
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote (you all know)

(verse 3)

puffy getting robbed like a b*tch to hide that fact
he did some sh*t he shouldn’t have did so we ride them for that
and that n*gg* that was down for me, rest his head
switched sides, guess his new friends wanted him dead
probably be murdered for the sh*t that i said
i bring the real, be a legend, breathing or dead
lord listen to me, god don’t like ugly it was written
hey nas, your whole d*mn style is bitten (rakim)
you heard ‘my melody’, read about my life in the papers
all my run-ins with authorities, felonious capers
now you want to live my life, so what’s the has-n-nas?
n*gg*s that don’t rhyme right, you’ve seen too many movies
load him up against the wall, close his eyes
since you lie, you die, goodbye
let the real life n*gg*s hear the truth from me
what would you do if you was me, against all odds

(chorus)

hoping my true motherf*ckas know
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote
against all odds
up in the studio, gettin blow
to the truest sh*t i ever spoke
against all odds
hoping my true motherf*ckas know
this be the realest sh*t i ever wrote
against all odds
up in the studio, gettin blow
to the truest sh*t i ever spoke
against all odds

(tupac talking)

one love to my true thug n*gg*s (outlaw, outlaw)
21 gun salute to my n*gg*s that died in the lines of duty
represent to the fullest and be a souljah
the military minds that play the rules of the game
21 gun salute
i salute you my n*gg*s
stay strong
i ride for you, i rhyme for you, i roll for you
it’s on for you
cause all you b*tch made n*gg*s
are coming for me
against all odds
i don’t care who you f*ck with
you touch me i’m at you
i know you motherf*ckers don’t think i forgot
h*ll na i ain’t forgot n*gg*
i just remember what you told me
you said don’t go to war till i got my money right
now i got my money right
now i want war

/ 2pac lyrics