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[Yak Ballz] Yo, yeah, a little something I wrote about my life Growing up in Queens...Flushing [Verse 1] Young Yashar, Queens, Bronx to Queens to Jerusalem Back to Queens with mom, my parents divorced The custody battle was won, that was the end of that war We wasn't rich but we wasn't poor I saw Dad on the weekends He picked me up and taught me the subway Told me when I got old enough that I'd do it myself one day I went to private school, was custody shifts Studied my sh**, homework, while the other kids played outside I used to watch The Box, Hip Hop, I thought the sound was fly And I would go play when Mom said it was okay I used to see the older thugs, dipped with gold chains Jordan's and Hilfiger's, Nautica's and Guess jeans So young in Queens, I didn't know too much I learned from the older kids and I was just a young buck The shorty's thought I was cute I used to roll with little Jason, we stuck together like glue And Jennifer was my age, we used to go to the store Quarter waters and Cheese Doodles, Blow Pops and all That was the early 90's, on Colden 42-10 You only knew it if you lived there I only had a few friends [Hook] The Queens life! "They learn when I hit 'em wit'" The Queens life! "The inconspicuous" The Queens life! "You know who you f**ing wit'?" You'll never know unless you grew up in the Queens life! [Verse 2] Junior high school, I remember Joe and Alfie f**ing with me I was scared to go through the front Cause they was bigger than me I started being on the block more 12 years old, I would be chilling with soph*mores Gomar was large, I remember seeing him scrap But whenever I seen him on Main, he'd always give me a dap I used to ball at Maple, my shot was water And Jessica, short black hair, my heart dropped when I saw her Pat and Vaz lived in Bayside, further away I used to go out there and wild out on Pat's birthday That's when I learned more about Hip Hop and graffiti Street Fighter 2 was in every candy shop UEND, REN and CAS, they had the blocks on lock I copped firecrackers and watched them pop Now that I recollect, the sound was reminiscent of gunshots And hoodrats with fat a**es stood under bus stops I watched the dice roll, the cash was immaculate I saw the look in they eyes, the doe made them savages And cats smoked L's in the back of buses Large Pro, Mic Geronimo and Flush, all from Flushing [Hook] The Queens life! "They learn when I hit 'em wit'" The Queens life! "The inconspicuous" The Queens life! "You know who you f**ing wit'?" You'll never know unless you grew up in the Queens life! "From crazy a** Queens, you know what I'm saying" "Bring it to Flushing" "Make my way to my stomping grounds" "I'm coming from Queens" "Word up" [Verse 3] So now rap gets a hold of me Rap was molding me Cause it was in the hood And it was something that hit home with me Johnny schooled me to the game cause he was trying to make it Me and Sal wrote raps, the sh** had us thinking And kids was jumped for they 8 Ball jackets and Jansports Before it was Yak Ballz, when BIG was the King of New York Helena had Omar and that was my first experience Seeing a young girl pregnant, sh** was serious Years go by, I'm in high school High school was my school Miguel was my right hand man We ran things, I showed him my rap like he showed me the Latin Kings It was a family, TCK cared for me I was out late night, Mommy was scared for me I rocked 'Lo, bought a new piece when I got doe And battled for props, sh** I was hot in the spot, yo Walking in the early AM, on the block alone Yo, New York gave me my flow Mommy gave me the globe Hip Hop elated my soul Queens made me a home On Colden 42-10 I became who I am now With more than just a few friends [Hook] The Queens life! "They learn when I hit 'em wit'" The Queens life! "The inconspicuous" The Queens life! "You know who you f**ing wit'?" You'll never know unless you grew up in the Queens life! "From crazy a** Queens, you know what I'm saying" "Bring it to Flushing" "Queens New York, I was raised hearing the best MC's" "I'm coming from Queens, muthaf**a" "Word up"