record company pimpin’ lyrics – ice cube

please listen to my demo
please listen to my demo
please listen to my demo

a n*gg* told me the record company’s the pimp
the artist is the hoe, the stage is the corner
and the audience is the trip, godd*mn

incredible young n*gg*
you can’t believe i’m just one n*gg*
godd*mn, i’ve gotten bigger, intellect superior
walk in a room and make the whole interior inferior

if you look me in my eyes you might f*ck around
and loose control of your mind, body and your soul
grab a hold, undisputed on the microphone
what you think, if you wink, i’ll make you itch think

did you blink, did you ever drink your own brain matter?
shotgun enema, this ain’t no cinema
all praises due to the creator
for this man here, that can’t no n*gg* stand near

true, inventor of the w
what you wanna do, i got the red and the blue
show me one n*gg* dedicated to raps
i’ll show you ten n*gg*s dedicated to snaps

record company death traps settin’ decoys
just to pimp young b-boys
with a cup full of yak, studio contact
maniac with a contract

well turn up the b*ss and the motherf*ckin’ treble
about to do a deal with the devil for my vocal level
bullsh*t points, plus he want to rub it in
and take all my publishin’, godd*mn

do i take it up the r*ct*m just to rock the spectrum?
give up a right arm, just to do a form?
h*ll no, all you motherf*ckers gon’ leave this b*tch limpin’
no more, record company pimpin’

no more, no more record company pimpin’
no more, no more record company pimpin’
no more, no more record company pimpin’
no more, no more, no more, no more

you ain’t pimpin’ me, uh uhh, uh uhh
i ain’t pimpin’ you, uh uhh, uh uhh
i just wanna be free, i just wanna be free
so what we gonna do? can i holla at you, holla at you?

you ain’t pimpin’ me, please listen to my demo
i ain’t pimpin’ you, please listen to my demo
i just wanna be free, i just wanna be free
so what we gonna do? can i holla at you, holla at you?

i’ma keep it simple
it went from? please listen to my demo?
to? get your *ss out my limo?
stretch presidential it’s essential
’cause the record company? ll have your *ss in a rental

if you let ’em, you have to behead ’em
contracts you never read ’em, ceo’s you never met ’em
sent to an attorney, bernstein and burney
n*gg*, that’s his lawyer, ain’t got nothin’ for ya

treat ya like they employ ya, i’m a warrior
bite you in the *ss like a georgetown hoya
when they ignore ya calls, you got to hold your b*lls
catch a motherf*cker slippin’ in bathroom stalls

and then you show ’em that you ain’t a rookie
let ’em know that you’d rather have
more points than more p*ssy, pimp turned bookie
now how the f*ck i get in so much debt, godd*mn, we just met

he said,? welcome to the rap game?
motherf*cker be confused and broke
before he know what? s happenin’
you can be the star and f*ck women
i’ma just play ya back and keep pimpin’

no more, no more record company pimpin’
no more, no more record company pimpin’
no more, no more record company pimpin’
no more, no more, no more, no more

you ain’t pimpin’ me, please listen to my demo
i ain’t pimpin’ you, please listen to my demo
i just wanna be free, i just wanna be free
so what we gonna do? i got to holla at you, holla at you

you ain’t pimpin’ me, uh uhh, uh uhh
i ain’t pimpin’ you, uhn uhh, uh uhh
i just wanna be free, i just wanna be free
so what we gonna do? i got to holla at you, holla at you

it went from? please listen to my demo?
to? get your *ss out my limo?
it went from? please listen to my demo?
to? get your *ss out my limo?

it went from? please listen to my demo?
to? get your *ss out my limo?
it went from? please listen to my demo?
to? get your *ss out my limo?

mamas, don’t let your kids grow up to be rappers
unless you tell them if they gonna get in this business
they better learn this business or they gon’ get f*cked
simple as that, simple as that

/ ice cube lyrics