You have to just be honest with your music and what you’re talking about. That’s really most important to me.
Being Real Quotes
I’m not afraid to share my experiences. I never want to be offensive to anybody in doing that, but I’m here to speak for what’s really going on in the world for teenagers who maybe don’t have a voice to say what they are going through. Maybe they don’t know what they are going through is normal.
Dear Diary, I’m not a believer. People are born, they grow old & then they die. That’s the world we live in. There’s no magic, no mysticism, no immortality. There is nothing that defies rational thought. People are supposed to be who they say they are & not lie or hide their true selves. It’s not possible. I’m not a believer I can’t be. But how can I deny what’s right in front of me? Someone who never grows old, never gets hurt, someone who changes in ways that can’t be explained. Girls bitten, bodies drained of blood.
It’s just something that happens as you grow up. You realize it is less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.
I say fuck ya less I’m wit ya if I take you outta the picture I know real niggas won’t miss ya. No lie, no lie, no lie-ee-i-ee-i.
Don’t hate me because I wasn’t who you thought I was or who you wanted me to be. From start to finish you never knew the real me.
I understand girls talk behind my back. But the thing is, I’m real and that’s something they lack.
I know who you are and it’s not this person. So don’t be this person.
Well this is the first game of the REAL season. So get your REAL ass in your REAL seat!
Got a big house wit a back yard. Fish tank wit sharks in it. Real nigga, I’m authentic I fuck a bitch til she short winded.
This is not a new allegiance to the West coast. I’ve been on the West coast all this time. It’s just because SOME PEOPLE, not all, some people on the East coast be on they dick so hard that they never heard me say that I’m livin on the West coast! It’s just that by me keeping it real I always said where I came from! I always gave New York their props.
Everybody that thinks that I disrespected or.. I LOVE my East coast fans, I’m from there. I’m eatin New York pizza, I drive New York jeeps, wanna hear New York…. but I’m sayin let’s keep it real for a second. If you half the lover of music that you are, STUDY. Go back and study. Study how Party and Bullshit was me BEFORE I met Biggie. You don’t hear my style in his rap. Study how AFTER I met Biggie, Ready 2 Die come out, his whole style change. STUDY. Study why I would be mad! Study why I would be mad when half of New York, half of the major New York rappers or they managers or they agents or they SOMEbody was there when I got shot and nobody could give me no information. Just study that! Study how when Wu-Tang got their chain snatched at 6-6-deuce, I not only found WHO did it, but gave them the message that if they wanna see the niggas that did it they could see em! Man to Man! Just you and them, no guns no nothin. If you feel like that. That’s all I asked for.
There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses, apartments, shacks, drawers, pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.
Believe it or not, fame is not as glamorous as it seems. I think it is much harder now with all of the media outlets and people can be pretty nasty and harsh.
I started to tell stories through my music that were actually my stories. My album before that, there was still a little bit of protection, there was still an innocence to me. And what that time in my life did was kind of wake people up. It’s not all a bed of roses. My life is like yours.
It was easy to think I was shallow. I had everything. It seemed like I had no problems in the world. And all of a sudden one day, BOOM! Everybody realizes that I do have problems.
I felt like more heart & soul & real lyrics & stories should be brought back into popular music.
I would rather be hated every damn day of my life for being real than loved for being something I’m not.
I always tried to disguise the true depth of my devastation by something kind of humorous or something that wasn’t real.