hustla lyrics – the roots

“hustla”
(feat. sts)

[black thought]
let me tell you what priceless is, some advice to give
a sacrifice is what i made for the wife and kids
they say life’s a b*tch, but it’s one life to live
i want my baby where that cake and the icing is
out of them crisis-es, off of them vices-es
they see what we do and grow up in all likenesses
really i don’t wanna see ’em having to fight for this
story of the family biz, i’ma rewrite the script
daughter of a hip-hopper, hustla like her grandpapa
her destiny done been determined so you can’t stop her
from being independent, earning paper and proper
more like a lawyer or a doctor, not a man watcher
that’s where your man got ya, it’s a big world out yeah
i’m tryna make a black diamond or a pearl out yeah
and hit the people to the way the world twirl out yeah
and when i thank heaven for my little girl

[chorus: sts]
please let her be a hustla, baby be a hustla
hope my baby girl grows up to be a hustla
let her be a hustla, baby be a hustla
if not, then you’re only a customer
please let him be a hustla, baby be a hustla
hope my baby boy grows up to be a hustla
let him be a hustla, baby be a hustla
if not, then you’re only a customer

[sts]
sugar slim, i’m slicker than a squid, n*gg* no kids
no baby momma, sugar freed from the drama
sugar be where he wanna, no sweat/suite like a sonnet
no judge, your honor can’t tell me how to raise mine
figure that in due time, if and when i do find
true love, {?} maybe you can blue-line
ooh i’m, caught up in the moment for the meantime
g i’m, all about the green like tree pines
see i’m, tryna get the scratch like a feline
hoping that my seed don’t know the struggle like me, i’m
hustling to make a buck, make a buck and f*ck it up
f*ck it up and suck it up, then go and make another buck
get the money, get the money, that’s what i know
i’m hoping that my seeds know a little more than i know
i know, i know, but baby this what i know
if we ever settle down, well baby this what i hope

[chorus: sts]

/ the roots lyrics