Straight from my bloodstream, I pump finesseNevertheless, hold it in your chest like stressRhythm and blues style is not in my environmentAnd when I "slow down" it's time to take a hitBut until I fall off, call off your setand if you never knew me, then you never knew wreckLook inside of the mind and seeCause you might be trapped with a nigger like me
One thing people miss when they hear hip-hop is that the lyrics are often aspirational, and not literal. When Buck says, "straight from the bloodstream, I pump finesse," I feel it, not because I think that's what I always do, but because it's what I aspire to do. When he says, "and if you never knew me, then you never knew wreck," it's not so much that I think that's true, as I hope that some day, after a body of work has been produced, it might be.
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