From the recording Hope's Embrace

Lyrics

[Chorus]

One time for my brothers on the grind
With love on the mind, put it all on the line
One time for my brothers on the grind
One time for my people, one time
One time for my sisters on the grind
With love on the mind, put it all on the line
One time for my sisters on the grind
One time for my people, one time

[Verse 1]

Do or die, my crew arrives and the truths revived
Give me the loot and I execute like the noose is tied
Real Gs are endangered, only a few alive
Overly scrutinised coz our love is supersized
Eric B predigree, steadily check my melody
It's incredibly heavenly, to the haters, well c'est la vie
Killing it, verily, verify my telemetry
You'll see my ambition's the only thing that's ahead of me
Working overtime to relax with the fam
While trying to survive getting taxed by the man
You're trying to hold the water but there's cracks in the dam
The world could be your oyster but you're trapped in a clam
But wait, that's not the fate of people who stay true
To who they really are, they're destined to break through
Maintain your integrity, the universe will listen
At the end of every journey, you get what you've given


[Chorus]

One time for my brothers on the grind
With love on the mind, put it all on the line
One time for my brothers on the grind
One time for my people, one time
One time for my sisters on the grind
With love on the mind, put it all on the line
One time for my sisters on the grind
One time for my people, one time


[Verse 2]

It's the information age, and it's a knowledge economy
Those with a monopoly try to lock you in poverty
To witness the hypocrisy of the gods on my odyssey
It's not a shock to me that my honesty's an anomaly
This is the picture I'm afforded by the screens
We're interdependent like a florist with the bees
You let your son flower and you forrage for the seeds
Sometimes they just can't see the forest for the trees
It's complicated like conversations when condom breakage
Leads to concentration on auntie flow coming kind of late and
You contemplate and debate on finding a common place
And it culminates in contempt for the way you connotate it
Searching for peace now with each endeavor
Wealth's a long puzzle we can piece together
Til we're flying first class just to beat the weather
Coz yeah, the city's cool but the beach is better

[Chorus]

One time for my brothers on the grind
With love on the mind, put it all on the line
One time for my brothers on the grind
One time for my people, one time
One time for my sisters on the grind
With love on the mind, put it all on the line
One time for my sisters on the grind
One time for my people, one time