I just walked through the hood today —
Felt like I didn’t have to tuck my chain away.
If you gotta spend a dollar —
Spend it round the way.
Cause if we building for tomorrow —
Gotta start today.
All the kids in the village that we helped to raise —
Living better than celebrities they used to praise.
Went to college, graduated, and they got degrees —
Now they doctors, lawyers… GETTIN’ PAID!
We can influence a generation —
To stop being complacent.
Gon’ make it where we ain’t been —
If I got the wave you can ride the wave.
Cause to make it to the top you gotta ride the wave.
And if I crash down —
Hope you do the same.
They say to be the change that you want to see —