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Hustle Don't Give (feat. Black Thought)

from As God Intended by Apollo Brown & Che' Noir

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From the album "As God Intended"

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"A grain of sand in a king's hand can grow into a castle" - Black Thought

Verse

[Verse 1: Ché Noir]
Raisin' Hell but the shit that I'm rhymin' was Heaven-sent
Went broke and bounced back, I been grindin' out ever since
Wise and intelligent, I could rob a village while it sleep
Even if I was blind with a elephant
Crime was like medicine, I watched niggas face a dub with a racist judge
And still gave 'em time with no evidence
Gotta admit that lifestyle is what fed the kids
Sorry for them missed calls and kites that I never sent
Too much on my plate, you might choke if you try it
Bit off more than I can chew so now my goal is to diet
Resort to my aggression, I had to grow up in violence
Money talks, could turn your life into a moment of silence
I control and decide it, keep your focus on grindin'
A long road to redemption that I drove with no license
It's a jungle that's controlled by the sirens
But the hunter gon' be the hero until the story's told by the lion
To influence, dozens grew from strugglin', all we knew was hustlin'
Fiends missin' teeth, always lookin' like they chewin' somethin'
I been stressed out lately, I got a bad temp' with people
And the bad mood just turn into a happy trigger finger
I took risks to get paid, my name shifted this game
Be the head and not the tail, momma stitched in my brain
But do it twice, it's better, 'cause you got the skin of a slave


[Chorus: Ché Noir]
Down to my last, it's hard to smile, even laugh
But it's, it's hard to give up
'Cause we came up from the struggle, baby, all we know is hustle
That's why, it's hard to give up
I spent years in the dream, sweat and tears in the dream
But it's, it's hard to give up
So I gotta try climbin' 'cause I'd rather die tryin'
'Cause it's, it's hard to give up

credits

from As God Intended, released July 10, 2020
prod. Apollo Brown
vocal Che' Noir
featuring Black Thought

Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth
Mello Music Group, 2020

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