[Minister] Say man ay ushers, deacons, lock the do' [singers - repeat in background of Intro w/ ad libs] (I love, to give you light) [Intro: Snoop Dogg] Geah, first of all Givin honor to God, and all the ministers on the pulpits Ushers, deacons, and my lovely choir They sound so beautiful, don't you agree? Sing it sister.. Yeah, we'd like to welcome y'all inside this R&G Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece Such a, heavenly experience Alchemist, break it down for me nephew Let me preach to 'em one time, chuuch [Snoop Dogg] In the beginning as a child I was chosen Though not knowin the reason while still my eyes opened Whatever the purpose, I surfaced above the fog Love was given to all, outside livin the ball As an adolescent, one black child, I had a message to reach teachin the ma**es, I wrote my first pa**age It was jotted down, created in the form of a rap I'm young, livin in the city of jackers and g**nin and dope dealin, cold feelin to be a product of n***az around you Once you get on top they down you But the temptation got me, streets caught me watchin I found myself grindin on the streets quite often With a blue rag, bangin the dub, fo'-fifth coffin At the spot, 61st, 40 blocks from the Eastside Where most of the big homies had a glock and flossed the G-ride n***az throwin up hands but it wasn't no peace signs Never fo' a second did I think to let my light shine Hardheaded, thought I was grown, messin up Disrespectin my home, not carin 'bout what moms what sayin And then I found out that mom wasn't playin Today, I love you for it, back then, I couldn't understand Get my life right, step it up, n***a be a man Never be a victim, of what the system might hit you with Through the stripes still gotta shine my light I've grown, to comprehend the game; my name is Big Snoop Boss Dogg Just a block and a phone call away I've reached the status, of a modern day John Baptist I'm preachin just what I practice To each and all, I got a word from the Beach to acros the globe Man woman young and old Don't gain the world, lose your soul to spite Many circumstances Doggy gon' shine my light cause I love you [singers - repeat in background of Outro w/ ad libs] (I love, to give you light) [Outro: Minister] And the people that is locked up, locked down And the people that's locked dowwwwwn Also God, should purchase the new, Escalade On 24's, with the spinnin thangs, ha ha I need you to, right now, look at your neighbors Cause a lot of y'all think y'all goin to heaven huh And you ain't gon' go! So I need you right now to, look at your neighbor and say neighbor, say NEIGH-BOR, YOU AIN'T GOIN!! YOU AIN'T GOIN!!