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YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Fire Stars Lyrics

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[Intro]
Who made this? (Ooh, ah) This Vade on the keys

[Chorus]
So I guess you ain’t just think about me
I got feelings, too
Why you cuttin’ up? Why these people ’round me?
I don’t know why that you doin’
I had no choice, I felt like I was pushed away
So I had to just go (Had to just go)
When we first met, never knew I would feel this way (I ain’t know)
And this you never ain’t know (But you know now)

[Verse 1]
And ever since that I was young you been on side me
No two-three, I don’t ride cheap
These hoes came, abducted me
Try hard just for the hype
Ain’t think that you would fuck with me, back then I was nobody
You was fuckin’ on that dude and his brother spent my brother body, ooh, ooh
It’s a cold story
I can’t believe the fact you never told me
We throw out summers, we don’t be outnumbered, me and my brothers roll deep
You ain’t no different from that bitch, that’s what exact you showed me

[Chorus]
So I guess you ain’t just think about me (So I guess you ain’t just think about me)
I got feelings, too (I got feelings, too)
Why you cuttin’ up? Why these people ’round me? (Why you cuttin’ up? Why these people ’round me?)
I don’t know why that you doin’ (I don’t know why that you doin’)
I had no choice, I felt like I was pushed away (Ayy, ayy, ayy)
So I had to just go (Had to just go)
When we first met, never knew I would feel this way (I ain’t know)
And this you never ain’t know

[Verse 2]
I walk out on that stage and I think about lil’ Von
Right now I’m up in LA ask you and my son for to come
It’s been a whole half a day, I only got two response
I took the fall for my plans, thought I would die once I jumped
But I was flyin’ like a eagle
I led my soul do the seein’, leave the opps bodies in the road
Oh, oh, oh, probably seen how we get dressed up for my shows
Won’t let my pride ever get me vexed up behind these hoes or my bros

[Chorus]
So I guess you ain’t just think about me
I got feelings, too
Why you cuttin’ up? Why these people ’round me?
I don’t know why that you doin’
I had no choice, I felt like I was pushed away
So I had to just go
When we first met, never knew I would feel this way
And this you never ain’t know

Asher Roth – In Between Lyrics

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[Chorus]
Shit gets complicated but you know it ain’t a race (Slow down baby)
Shit don’t pay the bills, but you need a little patience
Just-
When you in between, in between (Put it in between)
When you in between, in between (Put it in between)

[Verse]
Some procastin’, no hope havin’
Don’t matter, feelin’ low on the magic
Blowin’ smoke till it passes, got no where else but up to go
Only static, gotta close my eyes, try to refocus
Time to practice, all this madness doesn’t don’t add up
Why everyone so mad cuhz, everything too fast blowin’ past us
Feel made stuck, sometimes I gotta back up
Remember everything I have is fantastic, that’s cause

[Chorus]
Shit gets complicated but you know it ain’t a race (Slow down baby)
Shit don’t pay the bills, but you need a little patience
Just-
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)

[Bridge]
It’s hard to navigate, it’s better to stay in your place
Always got it figured out, you know that ain’t the case
Sometimes the intellect, it only ends up in the way
Only thing to do is let it go and simply wait, for it
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)
It don’t matter much cause you already
In between, in between
But things will get much better for ya

[Chorus]
Shit gets complicated but you know it ain’t a race (Slow down baby)
Shit don’t pay the bills, but you need a little patience
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)
When you in between, in between(Put it in between)

Kane Brown – Cool Again Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
I’ve been thinkin’ about ya lately
Reminiscin’, goin’ crazy
Miss the way your kiss would keep me up
Ayy, wish that you were here tonight
Drinkin’ vodka soda, extra limes
And we could just get back to bein’ us

[Chorus]
‘Cause I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah

[Verse 1]
Do you ever think about
The days we couldn’t live without each other?
Where the hell did we go wrong?
Ayy, how’d we go from that to this?
How’d we let a good thing slip?
Do we really have to go move on?

[Chorus]
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah

[Bridge]
Yeah, I just wanna be, cool again
(Cool again, cool again, cool again, cool again)

[Chorus]
‘Cause I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah

[Outro]
(Cool again, cool again, cool again)
Y’all know that I just wanna be cool again (Cool again, cool again, cool again)
Last summer with you (Cool again, cool again, cool again)
Cool again
(Cool again, cool again) Cool again, yeah

JATT HUNNE AA Lyrics and Video Song – Gur Sidhu

Haddan tappiyan ni gallan kachiyan ni
Pakke hindda de pakke hindda de
Agg lai jaane aa chamkai jaane aa
Naam pinda de naam pinda de

Kaptaan kaptaan nava chadh da toofan
Munda nehria ni munda nehria ni
All world ch chaya sikka pura chamke
Bhatinda area ni bhatinda area ni

Aukaat bakground te yaara nu kithe bhulle aan
(aukaat bakground te yaara nu kithe bhulle aan)

Ho paunde bell bottoma te dilan de vi khulle aan
Aahin saanu maan aan ke assi jatt hunne aan
Assi jatt hunne aan ni assi jatt hunne aan
Aahin saanu maan aan ke assi jatt hunne aan

O karde na sun de ni bahute diss that ni
Apna style saada jatt copycat ni
Na aunde bhed chaal vich saddi sher chaal ae
Asleya de jatt ne te asle vi naal ae

O gardan nivi aan te kaam saare up ne
Ho nikle car’an chon jo dharti chon sapne
Thode din bade aan jehde sir chadde aan
Phadd piche kare aan ni jede mure adde aan

Ho aashiqi di abcd aundi nahiyo jatt nu
Vailpuna lalle paari pindi tak padheya

Ho maade aan harkh kade chheti nahiyon harkhe
Sadde naal jawak kade nahiyon varte
Ho aaj kholi jameson murga vi chulle aan
(ho aaj kholi jameson murga vi chulle aan)

Ho paunde bell bottoma te dilan de vi khulle aan
Aahin saanu maan aan ke assi jatt hunne aan
Assi jatt hunne aan ni assi jatt hunne aan
Aahin saanu maan aan ke assi jatt hunne aan

Ho kade kade rude aan ni kade tan sweet ae
Sara kujh done aan te taur complete ae
Ho film chadhayi ae shisheyan te goriye
Jatta di chadhayi ae ni ganne diye poriye

Ho mind khalnayak ne maapeyan de layak ne
Parcheyan ch pehal te padhayian ch nalayak ne
Oh piche hoor pariyan te naal annmulle aan..

Ho paunde bell bottoma te dilan de vi khulle aan
Aahin saanu maan aan ke assi jatt hunne aan
Assi jatt hunne aan ni assi jatt hunne aan
Aahin saanu maan aan ke assi jatt hunne aan !

NO BLAME Lyrics and Video Song – Tarsem Jassar, Shortie

Vehli janta!
Jassar’an da kaka!
Western penduz!

Yaari vich rakhe na blame goriye
Anti change ho gaye yaar same goriye
Pehaleyan di jammeyan kamayi chakkri
Aina vi ni pauni chheti game goriye

Yaari vich rakhe na blame goriye
Anti change ho gaye yaar same goriye
Pehaleyan di jammeyan kamayi chakkri
Aina vi ni pauni chheti..

Ho mardaan de tolleyan de faisle haunde
Ek dooje te ni kade shit sutti da
Je ho jave manawan na credit chakke
Loss ch jaake vi nut te ni pittida

Vairi di vi cheel te ni rakhi di
Rakhi nahiyon soch kade lame goriye

Yaari vich rakhe na blame goriye
Anti change ho gaye yaar same goriye
Pehaleyan di jammeya kamayi chakkri
Aina vi ni pauni chheti game goriye

Ohi amloha ohi yaar beli ne
Ohi danda feelran ni kaim rakheya
Ohi route fatehgarh sahab vall da
Othe jaake kade nahiyon veham rakheya

Chalaye ne trend oss baabe sir te
Kitta par kade ni claim goriye

Yaari vich rakhe na blame goriye
Anti change ho gaye yaar same goriye
Pehaleyan di jammeya kamayi chakkri
Aina vi ni pauni chheti game goriye

Pakke oh kalakaar ik dooje ton
Dekho dekhi paunde same hi snap’an nu
Pehli uni pata lagda ae apni
Classless cheap je brandy kettan nu

Jassaran ve annkhan na laiyan sale te
Aise gallon aam jehe da name goriye

Yaari vich rakhe na blame goriye
Anti change ho gaye yaar same goriye
Pehaleyan di jammeya kamayi chakkri
Aina vi ni pauni chheti game goriye

Yaari ch badkhohi kade maaf kiti nai
Jihde naal roti khaadi kade pandi kitti ni
Laalti de pagg deyaan na chhati bhari ae
Kade jassaran gaddari di lawai phikki ae !

JATT HUNDE AA Lyrics and Video Song – Prem Dhillon

Ho jehde church vi ray-ban lagaun ni
Naal badal badal chagge aaun ni

Jehde church vi ray-ban lagaun ni
Naal badal badal chagge aaun ni
Blackberry naal pinde ne jo chaha
Si kehdi kole jaawan
Suni de par lath hunde aan

Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

Ho jadan vich behnde jehde chat hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

San b !

Ho chhad rehan de tu kholan kude file ki
Ho jehde khaan nu aan painde oh majhayal ni
Ho vehnde off ni fresh piece lainde aan
Jaani katt na tu gharon bharon sehnde aan

Ho nigah ehna di ch bahutan na tu aayi
Na kole bahuta jaayin
Dabban ch adde sande hunde aan

Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

Ho jadan vich behnde jehde chat hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

Stand add te slang kude athre
Peeke blaunde jehde bakre
Ni set hoye phone launde aan
Ho phir saheliyan nu dard sunaunde aan
Ni set hoye phone launde aan
Ho phir saheliyan nu dard sunaunde aan

Ho vekhe kalle nahin oh gehdi kade launde
Ni uchi uchi gaunde
Naal dakke 4-5 hunde aan

Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

Ho jadan vich behnde jehde chat hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

Ho look denny munda dhillon jihda daur aan
Jihdi wadh ke star’an naalo taur aan
Ho jehda khachra jeha hassa rehanda hasda
Ni oh bahutiyan de dilan vich vassda

Ho rajinaave jehde rehnde aan karaunde
Ni bhajje kude aunde
Kadhaunde phir lambh hunde aan

Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan

Ho jadan vich behnde jehde chat hunde aan
Jatt hunde aan ni kude jatt hunde aan !

Redman – Dunfiato Lyrics

[Intro]
Hey, hey
Muddy f*cking waters mixtape, man
I’m high as a bitch up in this motherf*cker
I need a beat, I need a f*ckin’ beat
I don’t need no turn up beat, I need some elements
Some Hip-hop
Let’s get back to some elements and shit (yeah)
Josh, I like that man. You like that man?
Let’s turn that shit up man (yeah)
Lyrical wordplay for y’all. I feel good on this one, man
This is how real emcees do it, you know?
Yeah, I like that shit a lot man
D’un fiato!
Rome, York, we in the building
Check it out (yo)

[Verse 1: Redman]
When I hit the bong I’m Godzilla taking over Hong Kong
Eating wantan wid’ a shotgun in long johns
It’s not unsung
No story here to tell, I’m just ready
I’m a student before the school bell
That prevail my wordplay
Thirsty, I bust all three Ks on Martin Luther King birthday
Berkeley College, for twenty dollars
If I got it, smoke, here enquire my knowledge
A little psychotic, I know
Rate me, I’m Michael Jordan in the final four fighting with Wayne Gretzky
I’m not relevant, let’s see
Who’s spittin?
Some of y’all Coke and Pepsi, I can’t tell the difference
I’m Darryl when I’m pitchin’
Before the white girl had ’em twitchin’
Now the rap game in my kitchen
Easy pickens
Rebel wid’ a cause

My mind is like f*ck with mine, I’ll put your mind on the wall
I’m on tour gettin’ bread and tattoos and your job is giving Tic Tacs in bathrooms
I hate gossip, I’ll mash up your media moshpit
Release a ba-boom in the chat room
My weed bags are vacuum that smuggle
Off of one blunt, a bitch gon’ f*ck you (HAHAHA)
Chicks Tivo the meatloaf, when I hit they belly Doc droppin’ all dimes (RICO!)
Take precautions
I got a Paul Bearer that build coffins for all rappers and nonsense
Nonchalantly I’m thinkin’ darker than a convict conscience
That’s why I’m sweating in the armpits, that’s where the bomb is
The gang rate in my city is like the 80s where Kendrick Lamar live
I gotta’ harvest the purple at my apartment, across the park I sell pounds to Cartman
I think like an orphan, I’m in a zone
But it’s freestyle so these words might need a home
Executive net, I demand respect, check, don’t even talk to me or text the wrong tone (OKAY)
Stay at bay, um and delay
When I ride out, pull pins from these hand grenades
You can be amazed or hate it
But either way I get it heated like Kanye and Sway
I’m done wid’ it, I had fun wid’ it
Stay back and tell your girl come get it
She had Mr. Right, now she want Mr. Wrong
Now she swing along, like Serena arms

James Walsh – That Man Lyrics

giving advices and taking the plane
losing my crip with sound like face
its only worse but pick us its just the same
darling here we are again
come on my angel
ooooooo…
if you need somebody who would understand
keep it up in mind and stubble hand
if you need somebody who would give you space I’ll take the crip with grace

if you need somebody to understand, darling I’ll be that man
It’s comming the spring and feel so cold
so nothing I could do if that home
now It’ s no the time but It never will
and it at all that could that crow the reach
come on my angel

Trouble – Uh Huh Lyrics (feat. 2 Chainz)

A quarter mill on ice, we call that bling bling (Uh huh)
Running up these racks on all you green beans (Uh huh)
Foreigns in the brick, look like a dream team (Uh huh)
Brick still on your wrist, I told you one thing (Uh huh)

Spoil my bitch, lets get rich
Type of shit I’m on
Teach my click, know to hit
Type of shit I’m on
Take some trips, let’s get lit
Type of shit I’m on
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh

Yeah, bitch head go dumb
Wrist been feeling numb
Still totin that gun, like he on the run
Run run, run Forest run, run Forest run
Might chase yo boyfriend bout you
Bitch I’m done

I drop this dick, she said you hell wit it
I bought her Chanel shoes,
To match Chanel wit it
She asked for the snow
And I promise to never go tell niggas
I f*ck with this hoe, and she sent her
Lil buddy to zell wit us

Big shit poppin
Big dick energy
Bitch what’s poppin
This bitch cocky
Wrist will get follies
Lit like scotty
Who else getting the pills in college (hmm)
Skoob

A quarter mill on ice, we call that bling bling (Uh huh)
Running up these racks on all you green beans (Uh huh)
Foreigns in the brick, look like a dream team (Uh huh)
Brick still on your wrist, I told you one thing (Uh huh)

Spoil my bitch, lets get rich
Type of shit I’m on
Teach my click, know to hit
Type of shit I’m on
Take some trips, let’s get lit
Type of shit I’m on
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh

Yaaaaa, Toni
Cuban link on top of a Cuban link
Another Cuban link, p*ssy pink bon appetite
Coming wit me you better not stink
I’ll find you a sink
You think you can f*ck with this flow
Then nigga load up a beat
Code of the streets
I live that shit
You feel that shit
They bring me whips
I don’t go to no dealership
When I met the plug
Tell me where the f*ck was you?
Patna had the dog food, yabadabadooooo

Big boy rider, drip designer
Draw down on him, I’ll outline him
Southside wit me, the whole al queda
Sell a nigga dummy, ductaped flower

A quarter mill on ice, we call that bling bling (Uh huh)
Running up these racks on all you green beans (Uh huh)
Foreigns in the brick, look like a dream team (Uh huh)
Brick still on your wrist, I told you one thing (Uh huh)

Spoil my bitch, lets get rich
Type of shit I’m on
Teach my click, know to hit
Type of shit I’m on
Take some trips, let’s get lit
Type of shit I’m on
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh

2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa – We Own It (fast & Furious) Lyrics

[Intro: Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz]
It’s Young Khalifa, man
2 Chainz!

[Verse 1: 2 Chainz]
Money’s the motivation, money’s the conversation
You on vacation, We gettin’ paid so
We on paycation, I did it for the fam
It’s whatever we had to do, it’s just who I am
Yeah, it’s the life I chose
Gunshots in the dark, one eye closed
And we got it cooking like a one-eyed stove
You can catch me kissing my girl with both eyes closed
Perfecting my passion, thanks for asking
Couldn’t slow down so we had to crash it
You used plastic, we ’bout cash
I see some people ahead that we gon’ pass

[Bridge: Wiz Khalifa]
I never feared death or dying
I only fear never trying
I am whatever I am
Only God can judge me now

[Chorus: Wiz Khalifa]
One shot, everything rides on tonight
Even if I’ve got three strikes
I’ma go for it
This moment, we own it
And I’m not to be played with
Because it can get dangerous
See these people I ride with
This moment, we own it

[Verse 2: Wiz Khalifa]
And the same ones that I ride with
Be the same ones that I die with
Put it all out on the line with
If you looking for me you can find Wiz
In the new car or in the crown with
My new broad, that’s a fine chick
And the wonder squad, I’m down with
Ain’t no way around it
What you say, tell me what you say
Working hard, reppin’ for my dogs, do this every day
Takin’ off, looking out for all, makin’ sure we ball
Like the mob, all you do is call
Catch you if you fall, Young Khalifa

[Bridge: Wiz Khalifa]
I never feared death or dying

I only fear never trying
I am whatever I am
Only God can judge me now

[Chorus: Wiz Khalifa]
One shot, everything rides on tonight
Even if I’ve got three strikes
I’ma go for it
This moment, we own it
And I’m not to be played with
Because it can get dangerous
See these people I ride with
This moment, we own it

[Verse 3: 2 Chainz]
(I ride or die for love)
This the biggest day of my life
We got big guns, been graduated from knives
It’s the day in the life and I’m ready to ride
Got the spirit, I’m feelin’ like a killer inside
Financial outbreak, I’m free but I ain’t out yet
Ridin with the plug so I’m close to the outlet
At the red light, rims sittin’ offset
I look better on your girl than her outfit

[Verse 4: Wiz Khalifa]
Stuck to the plan, always think that we would stand up, never ran
We the fam and loyalty never change up
Been down since day one, look at where we came from
Jumpin out on anybody who try to say some one thing about it
Got a problem, I got the same one
Money rolls, we fold
Plently clubs we closed
Follow the same code
Never turn our backs, our cars don’t even lose control

[Chorus: Wiz Khalifa]
One shot, everything rides on tonight
Even if I’ve got three strikes
I’ma go for it
This moment, we own it
And I’m not to be played with
Because it can get dangerous
See these people I ride with
This moment, we own it

[Outro: 2 Chainz]
I ride or die for mine
I’m ride or die material
Only one life to live, so here we go
(This moment, we own it)

Neck Deep – When You Know Lyrics

Sunshine, we don’t belong here
We got no flowers to grow
But it feels so good with you on me, baby
Yeah, it feels so good when you know
When you know

Make peace with your demons and hope that they leave you alone
And make peace with your feelings
Admit there’s a reason you’re not letting go
We could fall right into nothing
Open arms like we’re infinite
You’ve got nothing left to lose
(When you’ve been crying all night)

Sunshine, we don’t belong here
We got no flowers to grow
But it feels so good with you on me, baby
Yeah, it feels so good when you know
When you know

Break free
Oh no, not literally
Cause you’ve got work at eight
And I’ve got friends who hate me
No, break free from all that makes you weak
And in that moment stay for forever and a day

Or three months in, I’m thinking ’bout more than just the next week
Baby, you feeling me?

Sunshine, we don’t belong here
We got no flowers to grow
But it feels so good with you on me, baby
Yeah, it feels so good when you know

And when you know
You wanna bottle the feeling
Never let go
God, I hate when you’re leaving
It just feels so good when you want me baby
I’ll go where you go
(Whenever you go)

Sunshine, we don’t belong here
We got no flowers to grow
But it feels so good with you on me, baby
Yeah, it feels so good when you know
When you know

When you know
You wanna bottle the feeling
Never let go
God, I hate when you’re leaving
It just feels so good when you want me baby
I’ll go
When you know

Dance Gavin Dance – Into The Sunset Lyrics

[Intro: Tilian]
Surrender
Surrender
My woes melt in your gaze
Your sunshine clears the haze
Surrender

[Verse 1: Johnny Franck]
Am I good enough for your love?
Make me believe that everything is good
Don’t shoot a hole up in the sun
Dance good and make it happier again
I feel it cut my teeth
Don’t let it shatter all around me

[Chorus: Tilian]
Do you really wanna stay? Do you really wanna stay?
Do you even know you’ve lost yourself, walking cliché?
Do you really wanna stay? Do you really wanna stay?
Do you even know you’ve lost yourself? Are you okay?

[Verse 2: Jon Mess]
Oh, Castle, they’re pimpin’ out the poorest
Forget about some forest, ignore it
We’re either getting saved or getting f*cked
The [?] upset the [?] man
You can’t even understand
The possibility to drop in it

[
[Refrain]: Jon Mess]
Stick around, get stuck
Stick around, get stuck
You’re a clown now, you’re a clown now
Stick around, get stuck
Stick around, get stuck
Stick around, get stuck
You’re a clown now, you’re a clown now
Stick around, get stuck

[Verse 3: Will Swan]
Climb that ladder, ass don’t matter
Drip mad hatter, watch it burn

Put the [?] up, put it in a urn
Light that bitch up, spin it, watch it turn
Feels good to be the last generation
Cutting xans in a space station
I’m not f*cking crying while I’m waiting
Let the world end, nigga, I’m patient

[Chorus: Tilian]
Do you really wanna stay? Do you really wanna stay?
Do you even know you’ve lost yourself, walking cliché?
Do you really wanna stay? Do you really wanna stay?
Do you even know you’ve lost yourself? Are you okay?

[Verse 4: Jon Mess]
In the future, no one’s famous
We’re just a giant ass
Cheeks are made of children
All was just a fad
Shit out all the billions
First, the stupid crap
High night dealing
Don’t you love a nap?

[
[Refrain]: Jon Mess]
Stick around, get stuck
Stick around, get stuck
You’re a clown now, you’re a clown now
Stick around, get stuck
Stick around, get stuck
Stick around, get stuck
You’re a clown now, you’re a clown now
Stick around, get stuck

[Outro: Tilian and Jon Mess]
(Leaving the world behind)
(Happiness is hard to find)
(Leaving the world behind)
You’re a clown now, you’re a clown now
Stick around, get stuck

Lil’ Pump – Illuminati Lyrics (feat. Anuel Aa)

Real hasta la muerte, ¿oíste, cabrón? (Brr, brr)
Real hasta la muerte
Brr, jeje (Jeje)
Los intocable’, ¿oíste, lambebicho?
Anuel, ¡ah! (ESSKEETIT, uy)
Vestío’ e’ negro, Free Mason
Y la glopeta chipea’ con la mascara ‘e Jason (Brr)
Lo’ peine’ en la correa
Y cuidándome de lo’ del full y la DEA (Amén)
Y te acostamo’ en la brea (¿Ah?)
Lo’ cuatro siete son rápido’ como varea (Two)
Y te matamo’ a ‘onde sea y hacemo’ cien año’, cabrón
Aquí nadie chotea (Loco)

Illuminati (¡Ah!)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (¡Jaja!)
To’ rojo el Ferrari (Skrt)
Y to’a esta’ prepago me chingan de grati’ (Ah)
Illuminati (-lluminati, prr)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Illuminati)
To’ rojo el Polaris (Polaris)
Y yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party (Brr, jaja)
Illuminati (Ah, yo’)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Illuminati)
To’ rojo el Ferrari (Skrt)
Y to’a esta’ prepago me chingan de grati’ (Uy)
Illuminati (-lluminati, prr)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Amén)
To’ rojo el Polaris (Polaris, brr)
Y yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party (¡Jaja!)

Te prendemo’ el cartel
Y te hacemo’ la boda, cabrón, con la muerte (Ah)
Y Lucifer va a buscarte
Pero te vas pa’ la morgue, cabrón, pa’ cocerte (Jaja)
Veinte kilo ‘e tecata (Tecata)
Y tenemo’ la vía con la azafata (Con la azafata)
De extensión la culata (La culata)
Y te damo’ un jumpazo y te ponemo’ a mover la bachata (¡Brr!)
Lo’ kilo’, la’ corta’ y lo’ palo’
Las bala’ son real y son Hollow
Coroné como Pablo y Gonzalo (Jaja)
Y yo hago Gucci, yo nunca señaló (Ah)
Yo soy un demonio, y yo soy un diablo
Y en los Billboard, yo soy un rey (Rey)
Y yo soy millonario soy intocable
hijo ‘e puta, como Gucci Mane (Gucci Mane, brr)

Illuminati (¡Ah!, show)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (¡Jaja!)
To’ rojo el Ferrari (Skrt)
Y to’a esta’ prepago me chingan de grati’ (Ah)
Illuminati (-lluminati, prr)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Illuminati)
To’ rojo el Polaris (Polaris)
Y yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party (Brr, jaja)

Illuminati (Ah)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Illuminati, ooh)
To’ rojo el Ferrari (Skrt)
Y to’a esta’ prepago me chingan de grati’ (Uy)
Illuminati (-lluminati)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Amén), ooh
To’ rojo el Polaris (Polaris)
Y yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party (¡Jaja!, ooh)

Illuminati (Ouu)
Might wake up tomorrow and buy a Bugatti (Bugatti)
Illuminati (Yeah, sheesh)
Swerve in the rari while I’m on a Oxy (Brr)
Two twin hoes in the lobby (In the lobby, ouu)
Sorry, bitch, I don’t say sorry (Uh-uh, yeah)
f*ck on a bitch from the UK (Yeah)
I put her on molly, now she act retarded (Damn)
Illuminati make a bitch go crazy (Go crazy)
I don’t know which one of these my baby (Uh)
Bust down, AP cost 180 (Bust down)
Thirty-five bullets in your head like KD (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
Buss it, buss it, bitch, go buss it (Go bust it, brr)
And I had ten pipes with me in Russia (Goddamn)
You don’t want to f*ck me? f*ck on my cousin (On my cousin)
Illuminati, bitch, I’m on my f*ck shit (Ooh, brr)

Illuminati (¡Ah!, show)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (¡Jaja!)
To’ rojo el Ferrari (Skrt)
Y to’a esta’ prepago me chingan de grati’ (Ah)
Illuminati (-lluminati, prr)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Illuminati)
To’ rojo el Polaris (Polaris)
Y yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party (Brr, jaja)
Illuminati (Ah)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Illuminati, ooh)
To’ rojo el Ferrari (Skrt)
Y to’a esta’ prepago me chingan de grati’ (Uy)
Illuminati (-lluminati)
Illumi, Illumi, Illuminati (Amén), ooh
To’ rojo el Polaris (Polaris)
Y yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party (¡Jaja!)

Brr
¿Ah?
Lil Pump
Lo’ intocable’, ¿oíste, cabrón?
Prr
Mera, dime, Lil Pump
Mera, dime, Spiff
Mera, dime, EQ
Real hasta la muerte, ¿oíste, cabrón?
Brr
Yo cobro cuatrociento’ y quiniento’ por party
¿Mera, cuánto?
Quiniento’ por party, jajaja

Young Dolph – Sunshine Lyrics

Man, them kids loud as hell downstairs
This shit crazy as hell, what’s goin’ on on the news
Ayy, bae, pass me that phone
Tray Tray, y’all quit jumpin’ on that couch, bruh
Hello?
(What’s up, Dolph, what you been doin’?)

Shit, listenin’ to the president talkin’ ’bout the Chinese flu and
Just like everybody else, nigga, I been quarantining
With my Biscotti, Lemon Tree, and Promethazine and (Woo)
I know my garbage man sick of seeing empty pint bottles (Wop, wop)
FaceTime every day with my sister, auntie, and mama (I love y’all)
f*ck it, make a Corona baby with baby mama (f*ck it)
Last night I was up four in the morning oilin’ my choppers (f*ck it)
I needed some time off anyway, so it ain’t no problem (f*ck it)
Independent, so I’ma eat anyway, regardless (f*ck it)
Tray Tray happy as f*ck ’cause daddy been home every day (I love y’all)
Ari happy as f*ck ’cause daddy home, she gettin’ her way
Called my nigga and told him, "Man, I’ma finna spend six million on stocks"
He said, "When? Hell yeah, nigga, me too," ’cause that’s how we rock (Uh)
My president is Trump and my Lambo’ blue
This three hundred-fifty thousand dollar Sonic is too (Woo)

I’m enjoying this time right now, so I don’t give a f*ck
I heard Trump ’bout to take us to war
So I went and bought two army trucks (It’s Dolph)

God, please watch over the nurses and doctors on the frontlines (God, please)
I can’t wait ’til the clouds gone and we get sunshine (Sunshine)

Real life shit, nigga, f*ck a punchline (f*ck all that)
‘Bout my guala twenty-four seven, not sometimes (Uh-uh)
That’s why I never signed a deal, nigga, not one time (Uh-uh)
Ayy, Squeeky, stop all the instruments and keep the drum line (Hold up)
Busy workin’ all my life, gave the family no time (Sorry, y’all)
I apologize to the whole family just for bein’ selfish (I love y’all)
But the whole time, I was focused on makin’ the family wealthy (‘Cause I love y’all)
It wasn’t shit you could tell me (Nah, uh-uh)
Guala (Guala), guala (Guala), guala (Guala, hey)
Stack that paper, invest in yourself for times like this (Yeah, yeah)
Straight up out the mud and now I shine like this (Yeah, yeah)
All the real niggas, they gon’ Toosie Slide to this (Uh-huh)

I’m enjoying this time right now, so I don’t give a f*ck
I heard Trump ’bout to take us to war
So I went and bought two army trucks (It’s Dolph)
God, please watch over the nurses and doctors on the frontlines (God, please)
I can’t wait ’til the clouds gone and we get sunshine (Sunshine)

My president is Trump and my Lambo’ blue
This three hundred-fifty thousand dollar Sonic is too

T-pain – Wake Up Dead Lyrics (feat. Chris Brown)

Oh no, no
Oh no, no, yeah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah

Sleepless nights tryna learn how to die in my sleep
‘Cause I don’t wanna be the one to wake up without a heartbeat, mmm
But trust me, you’re gonna love this thing, you’ll see
Baby, just tell me you’re gonna love me and I’ll admit defeat
It ain’t that deep, deep, deep, deep-deep, deep, no
You know I’d kill for some of your real feelings
Oh, no, it ain’t that sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet-sweet, sweet, no
Just as long as you’re the one who kills me

‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, wake up dead, wake up dead
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, wake up dead, oh-oh-oh
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead
‘Cause I don’t wanna turn up missin’
But I can’t get you out of my head
Baby, I just needed you to listen

I don’t wanna wake up dead, ooh-ooh
If I ain’t got you, then I’m already gone
Baby, don’t leave me alone
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, ooh-ooh
I’ma take twenty-three shots of Patrón
Just gonna keep comin’ back home
I don’t wanna wake up

Oh my gosh, you tryna kill me in my sleep
Rough sex, makin’ you my enemy, ooh woah-oh
Can I be honest, babe?
I kinda like the fact that you kinda crazy
Yeah, you bipolar just like me
That ain’t a problem, baby, no, no
Girl, you soakin’ wet, ’cause I’m makin’ it rain
Come on, hop in the passenger and swerve in my lane
You gotta back it up for me, three times
I want it all now, baby
Eat you up ’cause it’s dinner time
Girl, you better play nice
Just wait for it, I’ma make you work this time, oh

‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, wake up dead, wake up dead

‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, wake up dead, oh-oh-oh
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead
‘Cause I don’t wanna turn up missin’
But I can’t get you out of my head
Baby, I just needed you to listen

‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, ooh-ooh (Dead, dead, dead)
If I ain’t got you, then I’m already gone
Baby, don’t leave me alone
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, ooh-ooh (Dead, dead-dead, dead)
I’ma take twenty-three shots of Patrón
Just gonna keep comin’ back home
I don’t wanna wake up

Oh-oh, oh
Ecstacy H, it got me losin’ my brain
She’s my grim reaper, I’m in love with death
It’s only been twenty-four hours, I should probably go and get me some rest
But the way that time’s been movin’ backwards
I’ve been here- *reversed words*
Babe, babe, babe, babe-babe, babe, babe (Yeah)
What the f*ck?
Like what’s up?
How you do me that way?
I can put my heartbeat in my head
You got me stayin’ in this bed

‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, wake up dead, wake up dead
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, wake up dead, oh-oh-oh
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead
‘Cause I don’t wanna turn up missin’
But I can’t get you out of my head
Baby, I just needed you to listen

‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, ooh-ooh (Dead, dead, dead)
If I ain’t got you, then I’m already gone
Baby, don’t leave me alone
‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up dead, ooh-ooh (Dead, dead-dead, dead)
I’ma take twenty-three shots of Patrón
Just gonna keep comin’ back home
I don’t wanna wake up

Dance Gavin Dance – Born To Fail Lyrics

[Intro: Jon Mess]
Only bangers from now on
Only angry mental moans
You fool, I’m rich
Splattered the bag
Emptied the crypt
You fool, I’m rich
Flap like a flag
Scripted to flip

[Verse 1: Tilian]
How long could you keep up with all of it?
Before you jacked too many licks
And caught something you couldn’t kick? (Couldn’t kick?)
It’s no surprise you came and begged me for a second chance
Pathetic hat in hand, now that I’m in demand

[Pre-Chorus: Tilian]
Give me substance, give me something

[Chorus: Tilian]
This is the song you wish you’d wrote
Before you proved to the world you’re a f*cking joke
Before you had your chance and f*cking choked
Before you tried to do me over
Honestly you’ve always known I’d prevail
It’s biology and you were born to fail

[Verse 2: Jon Mess and Tilian]
Facts, just say it
No you don’t need to know
Feels, display them
Everyone’s the goat

Now I’m around the world
Shredding for a full ovation
And you can trash my reputation
As you enjoy your long vacation

[Pre-Chorus: Tilian]
Give me substance, give me something

[Chorus: Tilian]
This is the song you wish you’d wrote
Before you proved to the world you’re a f*cking joke
Before you had your chance and f*cking choked
Before you tried to do me over
Honestly you’ve always known I’d prevail
It’s biology and you were born to fail

[Bridge: Jon Mess]
Ditch it fist bastard
Cancel all your fans
They’re passed out in the pasture
Sucking up the spam
You look just like a person
But missing all the man
When life becomes a burden
Just pull a f*cking scam

[Outro: Tilian and Jon Mess]
You were born to fail
God damn
You were born to fail
Just pull a f*cking scam
You were born to fail
God damn
You were born to fail
Just pull a f*cking scam

Victor Manuel – Agua De La Fuente Clara Lyrics

Agua de la fuente clara
Agua de la fuente fría
Como fue que me olvidaste
Dónde echaste las cenizas…
Yo perdíme entre la bruma
Engáncheme en una rama
Tú subiste a la montaña
Yo bajé a la mar salada

Por un caminín de roses
La mañana de San Juan
Estrenaste aquel vestíu
Con una tira borda
Yo mirábate con fame
En la iglesia comulgar
Ay mamina si yo fuera

Como la ostia consagrá…

Agua de la fuente clara
Agua de la fuente fría
Dí como eran esos labios
Con los que ella me bebía

Por un caminín de roses
La mañana de San Juan
Estrenaste aquel vestíu
Con una tira borda
Yo mirábate con fame
En la iglesia comulgar
Ay mamina si yo fuera
Como la ostia consagrá…

Adamn Killa – New Beginning Lyrics

[Intro]
Start off a new beginning
Adamn, bitch, I’m winning
On your ass you sitting
Niggas, stop the bitching
Niggas, stop the quitting
Gotta make good decisions
Cut them off, incision
Use your intuition

[Hook](x2)
Cause the money the only thing I see in my eyes
Wherever I go I know I’m gonna be just fine
Niggas be fool as hell and they know that shit not right
I just slide, get the check and they know that shit all mine

[Verse 1]
You know where I come from
Struggle, bitch, I come from
Niggas hit your line
When they want somethin’
Bitch, you buggin’
You little bird, you little turd
What the f*ck you heard?
That shit’s absurd

Nah, I ain’t do that
Where the f*ck you heard that?
Gettin’ money, hear that
Niggas fools, they be rats
They like dogs but they really be cats
Got a Mercedes but got that bitch with Carfax
I don’t need sleep, bitch, I take my naps
I’m trynna get the guap
I don’t give a f*ck ’bout what you got
Nigga [?] with that
Your mom house where you sleepin’ at
Go and get your sleepy ass
Go and buy a sleeping bag

[Hook](x3)
Cause the money the only thing I see in my eyes
Wherever I go I know I’m gonna be just fine
Niggas be fool as hell and they know that shit not right
I just slide, get check and they know that shit all mine

Pillath – Jackie Lyrics (feat. Phillippe Heithier)

[Hook: Philippe Heithier]
Oh Jackie, umarm mich, komm’ wir genießen die Zeit
Wir haben so oft schon das selbe Glas geteilt
Ich brauch’ dich, nein wirklich, ich hab’ dich oft unterschätzt
Gab’ dir alles, was du wolltest, doch was ist jetzt?
Oh Jackie, ich lieb’ dich, doch bin fertig mit dir
Du hast ein falsches Spiel gespielt, mich ruiniert
Bin alleine im Nebel und kein Mensch ist mehr da
Oh Jackie, komm zurück in meinen Arm

[Part I: Pillath]
Ich weiß nicht mehr, wie oft ich dich verlassen wollte weil ich keine Treue spür’
Und einen Freitag später hast du mich erneut verführt
Du Schlange wusstest, doch ich kriege nie genug
Von deiner nussbraunen Haut und deinem lieblichen Geruch
Du lässt mich fliegen durch die Luft, fängst mich danach wieder ein
Du sagtest, dass wir zwei zusammen unbesiegbar sein
Wir bräuchten nur uns zwei, keine Freunde, keine Gang
Doch all die Schlägereien hab’ ich jedes Mal allein gekämpft
Jedes Mal allein gelassen mit deinen Intrigen
Alleine mit dem Chaos, das wir beide hinterließen
Dabei hattest du gesagt, wir teilen unser Elend
Doch am nächsten Morgen lief dann Rammstein in meinem Schädel
Aber du warst nicht bei mir, doch bei irgendeinem Affen
Der genauso blöd wie ich war deine Scheiße mitzumachen
Dabei sagtest du, was wir beide ha’m sei hieb- und stichfest
Sagtest jedes Mal, dass du mich nie im Stich lässt

[Hook: Philippe Heithier]
Oh Jackie, umarm mich, komm’ wir genießen die Zeit
Wir haben so oft schon das selbe Glas geteilt
Ich brauch’ dich, nein wirklich, ich hab’ dich oft unterschätzt
Gab’ dir alles, was du wolltest, doch was ist jetzt?
Oh Jackie, ich lieb’ dich, doch bin fertig mit dir
Du hast ein falsches Spiel gespielt, mich ruiniert
Bin alleine im Nebel und kein Mensch ist mehr da

Oh Jackie, komm zurück in meinen Arm

[Part II: Pillath]
Sag, wie viele hast du schon verführt und wie viele von ihn’ mussten dann nach
All den Jahren einsehen, sie sind an dir kaputt gegangen?
Wie viele versetztest du in pure Euphorie
Und wie viele sitzen deshalb jetzt in Gruppentherapie?
Hast du ihnen auch gesagt: “Nur gemeinsam seid ihr stark
Lass’ heut’ nicht mehr drüber reden, morgen ist ein neuer Tag.”
Aber irgendwann kannst du sie zur Klapsmühle begleiten
Erwachsene Männer, die einander Taschentücher reichen
Aber ich bin nicht wie die, ich glaub, dass ich gewinn’
Und lass dich einfach fallen, aus den Augen, aus dem Sinn
Und jetzt sitzt du wieder da, rotzfrech auf meinem Tisch
Aus dein’ Augen lacht der Teufel mir direkt in mein Gesicht
Die Vorzeichen stehen auf Krieg, du warst mein Kryptonit
Jetzt stehen wir zueinander wie ein Feuerstein zu Dynamit
Dabei dachte ich, ich könnt’ mit dir umgehen wie ein Profi
Ruf den Notdienst bevor die Bombe hochfliegt

[Hook: Philippe Heithier]
Oh Jackie, umarm mich, komm’ wir genießen die Zeit
Wir haben so oft schon das selbe Glas geteilt
Ich brauch’ dich, nein wirklich, ich hab’ dich oft unterschätzt
Gab’ dir alles, was du wolltest, doch was ist jetzt?
Oh Jackie, ich lieb’ dich, doch bin fertig mit dir
Du hast ein falsches Spiel gespielt, mich ruiniert
Bin alleine im Nebel und kein Mensch ist mehr da
Oh Jackie, komm zurück in meinen Arm

[Outro: Philippe Heithier]
Oh Jackie, ich lieb’ dich, doch bin fertig mit dir
Du hast ein falsches Spiel gespielt, mich ruiniert
Bin alleine im Nebel und kein Mensch ist mehr da
Oh Jackie, komm zurück in meinen Arm

Ethan Brown – Keep Your Head Up Lyrics

[Intro]
Do you even know (x6)

[Verse 1]
I only see you low now
Your above the rest now
Lady come up
Lady come in
Just feel good
Take the weight of the world off your shoulders
Because you are Beautiful
And your losing it

(Do you even know (x6))

[Chorus ]
And i know, and i know, and i know that you know you know you are beautiful
And i know, and i know, and i know that you need to smile more
Do you know, do you know, do you know that you’ll always be enough
Yeah i know, you don’t know, you don’t know that you need to Keep your head up
Just keep your head up, just keep your head up
And i know, and i know, and i know that i just want to stay the night
And tomorrow won’t come and tomorrow won’t shine
And i know that i know that i know that i know that you are Gonna make it threw

[Verse 2]
Are you tired of me yet?
I just wanted to stay the night
But that’s alright if your tired
I just miss the days when you still gave a shit
And i know that you still do
Don’t get me wrong
Your still the best at everything you do

(Do you even know (X6))

[Chorus]
And i know, and i know, and i know that you know you know you are beautiful

And i know, and i know, and i know that you need to smile more
Do you know, do you know, do you know that you’ll always be enough
Yeah i know, you don’t know, you don’t know that you need to Keep your head up
Just keep your head up, just keep your head up
And i know, and i know, and i know that i just want to stay the night
And tomorrow won’t come and tomorrow won’t shine
And i know that i know that i know that i know that you are Gonna make it threw

[Bridge]
Just keep your head up (x6)

[Chorus]
And i know, and i know, and i know that you know you know you are beautiful (And i know)
And i know, and i know, and i know that you need to smile more (Know)
Do you know, do you know, do you know that you’ll always be enough (Know)
Yeah i know, you don’t know, you don’t know that you need to Keep your head up
Just keep your head up, just keep your head up
And i know, and i know, and i know that i just want to stay the night
And tomorrow won’t come and tomorrow won’t shine
And i know that i know that i know that i know that you are Gonna make it threw

[Outro]
Just don’t give in, Just don’t give in
Just don’t give in to anything that they say (x4)

Comethazine – Gallardo Lyrics

[Intro]
D-D-Div don’t do it to em’

[Chorus]
Before I step up out the door I pray that God be with me (Bitch)
But if he not I’ll take a different route that nine stay with me (Bew)
Gallardo Lambo’ in a drop-top speeding (Yeah)
Chameleon Gucci lavender my ride look pretty
Blood bro and passenger that’s a close-by semi (Boom)
I sit back, I relax and get some throat by Demi (Alright)
I can turn psycho if a chump trip with me
Bitch, I feel like Michael went to Jacksons from pennies

[Verse]
Hench Mafia family is tight and were not friendly (No)
Can count on both hands the whole clan, bitch, it’s not many (Yeah)
Niggas wondering and talkin’ about how I’m still winnin’ (Bitch)
Yes bitch, get off my dick, you niggas ride too many
I-I-I put my dick in her face, she say, “Now that’s too much” (Come here)
Put it in anyway, this is how you shut hoes up (Alright)
Rest in peace Pimp C, real niggas, hold your cups up

Heard you can die from Promethazine, but I still pour up (Bitch)
And niggas say they gon’ get me, I guess there’s still no luck (No)
And a dick tucked, XD and I can’t wait ’til I bust (Bew)

[Chorus]
Before I step up out the door I pray that god be with me (Bitch)
But if he not I’ll take a different route that nine stay with me (Bew)
Gallardo Lambo’ in a drop-top speeding (Yeah)
Chameleon Gucci lavender my ride look pretty
Blood bro and passenger that’s a close-by semi (Bew)
I sit back, I relax and get some throat by Demi (Alright)
I can turn psycho if a chump trip with me
Bitch, I feel like Michael went to Jacksons from pennies

[Outro]
Bitch, I feel like Michael went to Jacksons from pennies
Bitch, I feel like Michael went to Jacksons from pennies
Bitch, I feel like Michael went to Jacksons from pennies

Jahaziel – Makings Of Me Lyrics

[Intro]
They say what don’t break you will make you
My mum used to say
If you don’t hear then you must feel
This one just goes out to all those who helped me get here
And those who were helping me get there

[Verse 1]
From the waters burst
Nurse wasn’t sure at first
Told mum prepare for the worst
She’s headed for a premature birth
Pops stared at his wife
With tears in his eyes
She’s near to sparing her life
Prepare for the cesarean knife
They had to open her up, she did it
That’s why I’m here to show her what’s up, don’t get it
Twisted at all, I know I didn’t always listen at all
But I seen how you given your all, and I
Hope it’s all been worth it
Cause you know me
I wasn’t the easiest child to work with
I know that I was far from perfect
Sometimes you spoke a language of love I found hard to interpret
But I understand now I’m grown
A man can stand on his own
A man’s land is his home
When a man’s fam is his throne
And a real man will handle his own
I learned that from your words and the example you shown
Mum you flown home to Jamaica now
I pray this debut album will make you proud
Dad you wasn’t always around to raise your child
But I’m grateful how you still gave a great amount
I seen my fair share of rough living
Still I gotta give thanks for my upbringing
Cause what life could of been I will never know
But God works all things together for my better so

[Hook]
If you see me on the ends doing fine
Just know I coulda been up in the pen doing time
Though you might see my countenance shine
Know I still got mountains to climb
But thank God that His word is faithful
For this I’m eternally grateful
Now I see
It’s not just where the journey takes you
It’s the man that the journey makes you

[Verse 2]
I wasn’t raised in the church
I was raised on street life
And I seen the ways that it works
I’m no stranger to pains and hurts
Tried to escape the curse by blazing the herbs but
I found out the cycle get high then get low
Keeps going round like vinyl
And it’s going on a downward spiral
Couldn’t find a way out till I found the Bible
Shout to Simon for being a witness
Meeting me at my crib and just reading me Scriptures
And that’s the reason I writ this
Just wanna say bless to all my brothers and peace to my sisters
Cause without these people I wouldn’t be here
Gotta give a shout to the people who couldn’t be here
Like my cousin Carl and my boy Ashley
Mike Griffis Aunt Sharon and lil Alfy
To my grandfather and my girl Marsha
Young or old they made such early departures
It’s hard to express but you passed and the death
Told me to value the time I got left
It’s such a valuable blessing getting practical lessons
At Calvary Chapel from Robert, Patrick and Efrem
In fact big thanks to all of my pastors
Wayne Malcolm .. John Francis
Thanks to Dennis .. shout to Noel and Sharon
For loving me when some loved only my talent
Much love to the mandem in GreenJade
Without them I probably would of never have been saved
At times man I thought I would never see change
But thanks to my wife Nadine cause she prayed
And the names go on and on
I got a list way too long to say in this song
But I gotta stand and pay respect to the fam
That made me the man I am today
Truthfully I’m just fruit from the true Vine
Was blind but now the dude can see
I’m not saying that the truth is me
I’m just saying I’m grateful
Cause I ain’t what I used to be

Hustle Gang – Man Down Lyrics (feat. T.i., Yung Booke & Young Dro)

[Hook:]
They got me on that f*ck shit, banging on that f*ck shit
Pulled over for like no reason ’cause the police will get f*ck shit
The weed man on that f*ck shit, brother got locked up on that f*ck shit
The whole world on that f*ck shit, I’m like f*ck this
I’m a get on that f*ck shit, I’m a get on that f*ck shit
I’m a get on that f*ck shit
f*ck around and there’s gonna be a man down, man down
Man down, man down

[Verse 1:]
Man down, I was raised up on the sound
Case one, no one talkin, no trace on it
f*ck shit, my young niggas with it
Pack it, I’m layin it down
Free soul, imagine what they would do for a couple thou
And for some extra, add pressure
Did you even work so hard and play?
Destruction and all type of murder
Back spazzin, I’m on my Chicago Bullshit
Not here no start some mess, now I gotta hear this shit again
Feds got an involvement but I can’t wait to get it
Been to spendin, I’m by it nigga
When many rich, don’t fly the swisher
Broke niggas envy, sippin lean because I am the SA ChaChi,
Something that they can’t be
The weed man get all my money, he reject me
I know some niggas, young mean, never talk deep
You gon need a f*ck shit
Try my brother now he R.I.P.
For screaming free the homies, f*ck the police

[Hook:]
They got me on that f*ck shit, banging on that f*ck shit
Pulled over for like no reason ’cause the police will get f*ck shit
The weed man on that f*ck shit, brother got locked up on that f*ck shit
The whole world on that f*ck shit, I’m like f*ck this
I’m a get on that f*ck shit, I’m a get on that f*ck shit
I’m a get on that f*ck shit
f*ck around and there’s gonna be a man down, man down
Man down, man down

[Verse 2:]
All I know, stack my dough
Worry bout the curl while I slam my blow
G code nigga, play the game how it go
I’m a pimp, never see me actin lame bout a ho
Young niggas in the game, wouldn’t train them to go
The poor kick door, leave brains on the floor
No bullshit, nigga f*ck the fame, get the dough
Bunch of lean on the plane, cocaine on the boat
Nigga say you wanna smoke when I’m bringin my O
Hear it now, don’t you know I said bells the door?
I don’t break shit now, let’s straighten it now
I’m a rape this trap and I’m a take this town

I got a bunch of niggas on that f*ck shit
Some niggas talk in sleep, they get busted
Hold up, I got something fo yo f*ck ass
Put the 3-57 on yo mustache
And nigga f*ck you’s aye
And nigga f*ck you dawg
Better take that f*ck shit elsewhere
f*ck boy hear you talkin bout
The clique over here then we alright
With some fresh of that loud right
Pissin all over ya’ll pride
Hustle Gang, we got mob ties

[Hook:]
They got me on that f*ck shit, banging on that f*ck shit
Pulled over for like no reason ’cause the police will get f*ck shit
The weed man on that f*ck shit, brother got locked up on that f*ck shit
The whole world on that f*ck shit, I’m like f*ck this
I’m a get on that f*ck shit, I’m a get on that f*ck shit
I’m a get on that f*ck shit
f*ck around and there’s gonna be a man down, man down
Man down, man down

[Verse 3:]
f*ck shit, you’ll get hit in yo bone marrow
Ain’t no gun shit, you get split with bow and arrows
I done told you twice I’m goin poltergeist
You thicker than yo ice, need some more tonight
I’m a fool, red bottle cool, chillin with a bitch
Matter fact man I’m bringin out the Porsche tonight
I got stripes on my back, I’m a goddamn killer
I’m the thrilla in Manilla, dancing lizard
Hoping out that motherf*cker, sippin on Caesar
f*ck what you hizzer, my rich cost bigger
Torpedo, gonna blow over yo car
And you know not to come run up on us
Shot in the face, two to the waist
Three to the knees and one for yo boy in the car
Baby like try it, you takin too long
Workin on white so you take on me
I’m workin I’m workin and now I’m gonna f*ck shit
I’m up in the studio spittin these bars
Tell the f*ck niggas to leave me alone
I’m a put out my pistol and pick up a missile and drop napalm
Take off they arm
Then make yo bitch give me head with her tongue

[Hook:]
They got me on that f*ck shit, banging on that f*ck shit
Pulled over for like no reason ’cause the police will get f*ck shit
The weed man on that f*ck shit, brother got locked up on that f*ck shit
The whole world on that f*ck shit, I’m like f*ck this
I’m a get on that f*ck shit, I’m a get on that f*ck shit
I’m a get on that f*ck shit
f*ck around and there’s gonna be a man down, man down
Man down, man down

Policymakers rush to stave off economic collapse on the African continent

Policymakers rush to stave off economic collapse on the African continent

Few industries on the continent have been spared by the epidemic. The region is projected to experience its first recession in 25 years, according to the World Bank. Among the biggest challenges for Africa is the large scale of people employed in the informal sector.

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While African countries were among the last to be hit by the novel coronavirus, the pandemic is already taking a toll on economies. Policymakers and economists are proposing all kinds of solutions to stave off a catastrophe, including large-scale debt relief. 

Few industries on the continent have been spared by the epidemic. The region is projected to experience its first recession in 25 years, according to a new report by the World Bank on the economic impact of COVID-19 on African economies.

“The countries that are more dependent on tourism are taking a big hit,” said César Calderón, a lead economist at the World Bank who co-authored the report. “You can think about Botswana or Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa.”

While Africa has some of the fastest-growing economies on the planet, they face unique challenges due to the pandemic.

“In the case of Africa, of course, there’s the challenge of the informal sector being the main source of employment.”

César Calderón, economist, World Bank

“In the case of Africa, of course, there’s the challenge of the informal sector being the main source of employment,” Calderón said. The International Labour Organization estimates Africa’s informal sector accounts for more than 85% of overall employment. 

According to Calderón, policymakers should prioritize assisting those workers who will no longer be earning, as well as supporting the micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses that represent the majority of businesses in most African countries.

Related: Trump’s WHO funding cut harms ‘fragile’ health systems, says organization’s Africa head

Policymakers across the continent have already jumped into emergency mode, expanding cash transfer programs, lowering the costs of mobile payments and slashing bank interest rates.

Still, these types of relief efforts take massive fiscal resources.

“The region is not in the same position that it was in 2008,” Calderón said. “Many countries in the region had a healthy fiscal balance, they had higher growth rates, they were enjoying this period of growth [of] about 5%.”

The continent’s strongest economies have been hampered in recent years by low commodity prices, slowing growth rates and ballooning debt — meaning even the most ambitious relief measures could be constrained by the reality of low liquidity.

That dilemma has led many to argue that African countries, among others, require major financial resources to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Related: In Senegal, COVID-19 safety measures conflict with cultural traditions

“We can not afford fiscal distancing,” said Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, during a press conference last week. “We must move rapidly and aggressively to give Africa maximum support to contain this epidemic,” he continued.

As part of that effort, the African Development Bank has committed $10 billion to African countries’ emergency response and deferred debt payments for the private sector.

Still, Adesina argued, these types of debt deferments should extend to countries as well. 

“It’s time for all of us to work together globally to reprofile debt payments for African countries,” he said.

Related: What the US can learn from West Africa to slow the spread of coronavirus

This month, the African Union appointed special envoys to help mobilize economic support from the international community.

Calls for large-scale debt service or debt relief have grown from outside of the continent as well. During a national address Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the world should “help them economically by massively canceling their debts.”

Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund announced it would pay the debt for 25 countries for next six months, helping them free up money for their emergency responses. 

Days later, G20 countries agreed to freeze bilateral debt service payments for some of the world’s poorest countries.

In Japan, a 1,000-year-old cheese recipe makes its comeback

In Japan, a 1,000-year-old cheese recipe makes its comeback

In Japan, people are making a long-forgotten cheese called “so.” The 1,000-year-old recipe became popular recently on Japanese social media as people stuck at home have extra time on their hands.

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While many Americans are spending the pandemic perfecting their homemade sourdough bread, lockdowns elsewhere in the world are pushing people’s culinary creativity even further. 

In Japan, people are making a long-forgotten cheese called “so.” The 1,000-year-old recipe became popular recently on Japanese social media as people stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic have extra time on their hands, said Makiko Itoh, author of “The Just Bento Cookbook.” They also have more milk on hand after people pitched in to buy an excess from dairy farmers.

“A lot of food producers, including dairy farmers, have a lot of excess milk because they were supplying the school lunch programs,” she told The World’s host Marco Werman. “So some of them called out saying, ‘Please help us, please consume a bit more milk, especially since you have your children home.’ And that’s what a lot of people did.” 

So tastes like concentrated milk, Itoh said. 

“It’s slightly sweet from the inherent sweetness of the milk, maybe,” she said. “The closest thing that’s not cheese that I would compare it to would be a fudge, except no sugar added.”

To make it, people are slowly cooking milk on low heat until the moisture evaporates from it and forms a mass. Itoh said she recently spent five hours making the cheese, keeping it on a hot plate beside her desk as she worked. 

As for how to eat it? 

“It goes pretty well with salty crackers,” she said. “It really matches well if you drizzle some honey on it.”

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Pro athletes find creative ways to train from home during coronavirus

Pro athletes find creative ways to train from home during coronavirus

From makeshift sparing buddies to swimming in a kiddie pool, professional athletes get creative during a time of physical distancing.

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When Alexandra Recchia steps onto the mat, the karate world pays attention. The five-time karate World Champion is chasing her biggest podium yet: winning gold for France at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, now rescheduled to 2021. 

Despite stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, Recchia’s dedication to her sport remains the same. What is entirely different is her training setup at her Paris-area home.

“I am training at home, by myself and without a partner,” Recchia told The World. “My boyfriend doesn’t really love karate. So he built me a kind of [training] partner with a lamp.” 

He filled a flowerpot with pebbles, stuck a standing lamp inside and attached cushions at head and chest height, sturdy enough to be the sparring buddy for a world-class athlete training at home under coronavirus-mandated quarantine.

“Yea, really,” she said. “I [have trained] with that for four weeks. And it is really perfect.”

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Recchia is just one of many professional athletes around the world who have come up with creative ways to continue their training.

Dutch elite distance swimmer Sharon van Rouwendaal, an Olympic gold medalist, has resorted to swimming in an inflatable kiddie pool in her own backyard after she upset local authorities by swimming in a nearby lake. 

“It’s like two meters. So I just fit in. And I have an elastic resistance band and then I put that to a tree,” she told The World. “And then actually, I stay in one place, in the pool. So I can swim for one hour, nonstop, going nowhere.”

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Other athletes, like American figure skater Jason Brown, have been sharing fun training tips on social media that non-pro athletes can incorporate into their daily exercise routines.

Brown recently demonstrated how to jump the rope while wearing ice skates, and Norwegian wrestler Stig-André Berge replaced weights with his child during a push-up session

Of course, professional athletes follow stricter regimens than regular gym-goers, since they are aiming to break a record or win gold. But when it comes to keeping up with exercise during at a time of physical distancing, Recchia says everyone is battling the same obstacle: maintaining their motivation.

Alexandra Recchia trains in the garden of her house near Paris during a lockdown in France.

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“The difficulty is to stay motivated,” Recchia said. “It is so very important to stay in good health. And we cannot stay in good health if we stay on the sofa.”

To get off the sofa, Recchia suggests enlisting quarantine partners or finding virtual training partners to break a sweat without leaving home.

“If you are alone, please, go on Instagram, go on Facebook, and you can see everyday influencers give advice and motivate you to do some sports,” Recchia said. “Move your body and move your mind!”

Detroit needs Canadian nurses. But coronavirus threatens their cross-border travel.

Detroit needs Canadian nurses. But coronavirus threatens their cross-border travel.

Some 1,600 nurses in Ontario cross the border every day to work in the US, but the pandemic could change that. As the number of novel coronavirus cases grows in Michigan, some officials in Ontario are calling for restrictions on where these nurses can work.

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Patients admitted to hospitals in Detroit, Michigan, are often cared for by Canadian nurses. Some 1,600 nurses in Ontario, Canada, cross the border every day to work in the US health care sector. And some nurses work in hospitals on both sides of the border.

But the pandemic could change that. As the number of novel coronavirus cases grows in Michigan, some officials in Ontario are calling for restrictions on where these nurses can work — telling them to essentially pick a side.

Michigan had more than 28,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 2,000 deaths as of Friday. Ontario, by contrast, had some 10,000 cases and 500 deaths. 

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Crossing from Detroit, Michigan, to Windsor, Ontario, which lies just across the Detroit River, is a daily communte for some. “We practically are one community when you are looking at Windsor and Detroit. A significant number of people cross every day,” said Dr. Wajid Ahmed, the chief medical officer in Windsor-Essex County, Ontario. “Close to 6,000 people who cross the border and work in Michigan. Close to 1,600 are health care workers who are going there and working there.”

But Ahmed is concerned about transmitting the coronavirus across the border, and has called for stricter restrictions to reduce risk. “What we have seen recently is a significant increase in the number of cases [on the] Michigan side. And [on the] Ontario side, the increase was not as significant,” Ahmed said. “But when we are talking about health care workers, they don’t have any boundaries. They’re working there. They’re working here. So we did feel that there has to be a better measure to contain the virus as much as possible.”

Ahmed spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about the medical relationship between the US and Canada. 

Related: How the US-Canada border closure will disrupt life in this Canada border town

Marco Werman: Would you say hospitals in Michigan are pretty dependent on nurses from Canada?

Dr. Wajid Ahmed: I would say so, because I know some of the hospitals, they have a significant proportion of their workforce that are from Canada and they need those workers to keep the operations going. And without these workers, they won’t be able to operate the way they normally do. And this is not even a normal time. So it would be very difficult for them to maintain operations.

Related: Racing to develop a drug to fight COVID-19 

So what restrictions are being put on these nurses currently, and what restrictions do you think should be put in place?

What is happening in the Canadian side is, a health care worker needs to restrict their work to one facility and not work in multiple facilities. If you are coming back and you’re still working in Michigan, knowing that your risk is high, when you’re returning to Canada, the moment you enter Canada, you basically go into the self-isolation mode. So you’re coming straight to your home. You’re not going to any grocery store or doing any of the work that you need to do. And you are staying at home and not meeting anyone, and follow[ing] everything that you should. So we are hoping that these measures, if followed appropriately, they won’t be spreading it to our community.

So if you were in charge, doctor, would you make it so that nurses would just stop going to the US altogether?

If in my community, the needs are [that] I need those nurses, then probably, I would say, “Yes, we need those nurses right now because we have a shortage of nurses and we are critically low in nursing supplies.” And right now, that’s not the situation. So we feel that, yeah, we are basically just doing our part as neighbors. They need our support. Can we provide them with our support? Yes, we can. So might as well do it. And if that changes, then that’s a different conversation altogether. Right now, we haven’t seen that at this time.

Related: Mutual aid groups respond to coronavirus and climate change threats 

So as you know, earlier this month, President Trump banned the export of N95 masks to Canada. And then Prime Minister Justin Trudeau say Canada would not issue any retaliatory measures in response. And he cited the nurses in Ontario as an example of how close the US and Canada are intertwined. Would restrictions on nurses suddenly change that and raise tensions, do you think?

I don’t think so. I think as Canadians, we do have a better understanding of how we how we should support not only ourselves, but a global fight against this COVID pandemic. And we will continue to do our part, continue to support our neighbors, continue to support the rest of the world as much as possible, up to our capacity. And I think that’s a great thing that being a Canadian means, and supporting others.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. 

China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame’s soundscape

China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame's soundscape

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A man wearing a face mask is seen under a bridge of Yangtze river in Wuhan after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and China’s epicenter of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 15, 2020.

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COVID-19 brings new scrutiny to illegal wildlife trafficking

COVID-19 brings new scrutiny to illegal wildlife trafficking

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The novel coronavirus originated in a Wuhan “wet market,” where animals and meats of all kinds are sold in close proximity. Wet markets are hubs of illegal wildlife trafficking.

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The illegal trade of protected species is a highly lucrative form of organized crime — with deadly consequences. In addition to threatening ecosystems and inciting violence, wildlife trafficking plays a key role in spreading diseases, including the novel coronavirus that is now sweeping across the world.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, likely jumped from bats to endangered pangolins and then to humans at a wildlife market for bushmeat in Wuhan, China. Three-quarters of new human diseases, such as SARS, Ebola and HIV, come from animals. These are known as zoonotic diseases and wildlife trafficking plays a key role in their transmission from animals to humans. Wildlife trafficking has also led to the dramatic decline of many species, including rhinos, elephants and pangolins.

Related: COVID-19: The latest from The World

Investigative journalist Lindsey Kennedy recently wrote about the problem of zoonotic diseases for Foreign Policy magazine. She spoke with Living on Earth’s Steve Curwood about how the coronavirus outbreak could lead to the end of wildlife trafficking.

Steve Curwood: So, why do you study zoonotic diseases?

Lindsey Kennedy: I don’t specifically study the diseases. I’m part of a journalistic collective. I have spent the last two years with my colleague Nathan Southern, looking into the wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. I think a lot of people don’t realize how big the wildlife trafficking trade is. It’s one of the four biggest illegal trades in the world. It brings in about $26 billion a year. And most of that goes back to China. But the most trafficked mammal in the world is an animal called the pangolin. It kind of looks like a small scaly anteater, and about 10,000 of these are trafficked every year. So when we saw that carcasses of the pangolin — on their way into China, illegally being trafficked — had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, we started thinking about whether or not this could have been something that triggered the outbreak. So, we came at it from a wildlife perspective rather than a disease studies perspective.

Explain to me how the pangolin might be related to COVID-19.

When any kind of disease can jump from a species to another species or an animal to a human, that’s called a zoonotic disease. And that’s incredibly dangerous because our immune systems aren’t prepared to deal with them. In the case of COVID-19, we know that it came from wild animals. It’s present in bats and pangolins, and snakes. We don’t know exactly which of these animals provided the link to humans. All of them are trafficked and sold within China. And we don’t know exactly how that virus moved. But what we do know is that when you bring wild animals into contact with humans and livestock, you massively increase the risk of all these different diseases jumping between species and going into the human population and just causing havoc.

And remind us of other diseases that are zoonotic — that come from animals and jumped to humans.

SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] is another one that originated in civet cats, actually, back in 2003 in China, and that was a very similar thing. That was wildlife being sold in markets and that’s where it originated. Ebola is another one that comes from bats, similar to COVID-19. There’s just loads of them, to be honest: bird flu, swine flu — these are all zoonotic diseases.

In fact, isn’t HIV zoonotic?

Yes, it is. 

To what extent are these diseases getting into the human population because we’re destroying the habitat of these creatures and consuming more and more?

It’s definitely creating more and more risk all the time because the more you have deforestation, the more humans go further into the habitats of animals and are coming into contact with animals they [haven’t had contact] with before — every creature on Earth carries millions of types of bacteria and viruses — every time you come into contact with a new animal, you increase this risk massively. Epidemiologists have been saying for some time that the more contact we have with animals through deforestation or by going into forests and bringing animals back into our world and selling them in markets and that kind of thing, that there would be a pandemic. We just didn’t know when it was going to happen. And now we’re seeing it happen.

Talk to me about the markets where these animals are sold. You call them “wet markets.” What do they look like?

It depends on where you are in the world, because they’re not just in China. But, generally, imagine a big, sprawling market where it’s not necessarily the cleanest, but you’ve got lots of live animals squashed into small spaces in cages — different types of animals in small spaces — and sometimes you’ve got animals being cut up and prepared for sale, even while you’ve got live animals still nearby. If you think about when meat is prepared in factories, how clean that has to be and how many processes an item goes through on a production line to make sure that a virus or a bacteria doesn’t jump from one to another — none of that is happening in a big wet market like that. People are walking around, they’re touching different bits of meat. People are sneezing, animals are touching each other. It’s just chaos, really, in terms of virus prevention.

So why is it that people eat foods that are in these kinds of conditions?

In the case of China, most wildlife that’s trafficked is done so for traditional Chinese medicine. The pangolin…is used in lots of different types of Chinese medicine; Also, its scales are used in the production of meth. Parts of tiger and rhino are used in Chinese medicine. That’s why these kinds of products are brought in and sold in markets. But a lot of animals are also sold just for meats, just because it’s kind of a prestige thing to eat wild meat in a lot of the world.

What steps have China and other countries taken in terms of regulating the wildlife trade, now that we’ve seen yet another instance of how deadly this can be for humans?

It is illegal in China to import endangered animals and it has been for some time. There are a few problems with this. The big one is the fact that all efforts to stop the trade have focused on prosecution [and] haven’t done anything to tackle demand at all over the years. So, the trade hasn’t really reduced, because it doesn’t matter how many poachers you send to prison and it doesn’t really matter how many busts you make of shipments coming into China. If people still want to buy those things, someone’s going to find a way to get them in. The thing about this particular scenario with the coronavirus outbreak is that a lot of conservationists are hoping that this is going to be more effective than any of that regulation because people will be put off eating it and they’ll stop buying it, in case they get sick. So, hopefully, this situation will actually be more effective than regulation has been in the past.

Related: China cracks down on wildlife trade amid coronavirus outbreak 

What regulations has China put on it right now? Anything specific in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak?

There has been a ban on selling wildlife in big wet markets. They did the same thing after SARS, though, so it remains to be seen how long that lasts and whether it’s just until it all blows over, and then it comes back. So, again, if people want [the illegal wildlife] enough, it’ll come back. If people decide that actually it’s not healthy for them, hopefully that will stop happening. The younger people in Southeast Asia and in China aren’t as interested in eating wildlife. They don’t see it so much as a social status. It’s something the “weird older people” do. So hopefully, over time, as these people grow up, they’ll maintain those attitudes. You have to hope.

Looking back, what did we learn from the response to SARS and what can we do now to perhaps better prevent another outbreak?

I think with SARS, it was contained relatively quickly. I’m not a clinician; I don’t specialize in epidemics. But SARS was contained relatively quickly and I think we kind of got away with it. And for that reason, there wasn’t a sea change. People kind of forgot about it. They started doing the same things, buying the same animals after a little while, and I think maybe it was seen as a bit of a one-off. Whereas this time, I don’t think anyone realized how far this would spread. I mean, we’ve declared a global pandemic. It’s huge. I think that that has to leave lasting changes; that has to leave lasting attitudes toward eating wildlife and tracking wildlife this time.

This highly lucrative traffic in poaching and hunting dangerous species goes on, as you say, at a very high level. There is a huge market. How could it be stopped?

The only way you can stop the illegal wildlife trade is by reducing demand. Everything else makes it worse. There’s an amazing writer on conservation, Vanda Felbab-Brown, who uses the example of the drug trade. Let’s say you’re bringing in a massive shipment of cocaine into a country. You know that the border control is going to seize, like, 50% of that. So you just get your producers to give you 50% more cocaine in the first place. The problem is, when you apply that to animals, when you apply it to the wildlife trafficking trade, that’s incredibly destructive, because if you kill another 50% of pangolins or tigers…you’re killing more animals as a result. So really, it has to be an education thing, where you persuade people not to buy it. And you also need to remember that the people who are poaching are often in incredibly dire situations, in really poor areas, where there are few employment opportunities. So you have to treat it as a development issue, as well, and work with those people to provide better employment so that they’re not tempted to go and poach something on spec, basically. 

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What can the international community do to stop this? What has it done so far? And where are the deficits in the approach?

One more popular angle that’s been floated a lot…is to treat the wildlife trade as a serious organized crime problem, and sometimes as [a way] to fund terrorism. … That really gets the government’s attention. … But the problem is, then you start reacting to it with police and with armies, and those things don’t stop a little old lady in China wanting to go and buy her Chinese medicinal stuff in China. It doesn’t stop her. It doesn’t stop the poacher in Namibia, who wants to feed his family. It doesn’t stop either of those things. So even though there have been loads more money thrown at this in recent years, and even though governments are taking it very seriously, they’re kind of just going about it in the wrong way, and it’s making it worse.

It doesn’t help that in the US, a couple of years ago, Trump lifted the ban on importing elephant products, which I’m sure has nothing to do with the fact that his own son is a big trophy hunter abroad. … But as I say, the really effective policies are the ones that work with local communities, help people to shift from poaching to sustainable tourism — going and seeing the wildlife, going out and photographing wildlife instead of killing it and that kind of thing. They’ve been effective. And educating people about why it’s damaging to the environment and to themselves to eat wildlife. These are the effective things, but not so much going in all guns blazing and arresting people.

Talk to me about the broad implications of wildlife trafficking.

We are losing species across the globe faster than at any other time since the dinosaurs. It is kind of an emergency, really, the rate at which we’re losing biodiversity. And that is driven by wildlife trafficking and deforestation. That’s a tragedy in itself, to lose that incredible wealth of ecology. But it is also a tragedy for the human societies that live in these areas. In places like Indonesia, communities have lived the same way for hundreds of years. People who live on the fringes of forests hunt food in a way that is sustainable or they fish or they’re able to build their homes from trees in that area without doing serious damage. But when you have wholesale destruction of an area, you completely disrupt all of the ways those people live and you push them further into poverty. So it’s just a tragedy, kind of all across the board, really.

This interview aired on Living on Earth from PRX. It has been edited and condensed for clarity.

China says nearly 1,300 virus deaths not counted in Wuhan, cites early lapses

China says nearly 1,300 virus deaths not counted in Wuhan, cites early lapses

A man wearing a face mask is seen, reflected in his electric bike’s rearview mirror, on a street in Wuhan, China’s former epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, April 14, 2020.

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Chinese state media on Friday revised its mortality figures saying 1,290 people who died of the coronavirus in the epicenter city of Wuhan were not counted in death tolls because of lapses. But, Beijing officials have dismissed claims that there had been any kind of cover-up.

The central city where the coronavirus outbreak emerged late last year added the 1,290 fatalities to the 2,579 previously counted as of Thursday, reflecting incorrect reporting, delays and omissions, according to a local government task force in charge of controlling the coronavirus.

Reflecting the additional deaths in Wuhan, China revised  its national death toll later on Friday up to 4,632.

The revision follows widespread speculation that Wuhan’s death toll was significantly higher than reported.

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Rumors of more victims were fueled for weeks by pictures of long lines of family members waiting to collect ashes of cremated relatives and reports of thousands of urns stacked at a funeral home waiting to be filled.

“In the early stage, due to limited hospital capacity and the shortage of medical staff, a few medical institutions failed to connect with local disease control and prevention systems in a timely manner, which resulted in delayed reporting of confirmed cases and some failures to count patients accurately,” state media cited an unidentified Wuhan official as saying.

Suspicion that China has not been transparent about the outbreak has risen in recent days as death tolls mount in many countries, including the United States, with President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressing skepticism about China’s previously declared death figure of about 3,000.

“Do you really believe those numbers in this vast country called China, and that they have a certain number of cases and a certain number of deaths; does anybody really believe that?” he said.

‘Responsibility to history’

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday that while there might have been data collection flaws earlier during the outbreak, China has “a responsibility to history, to the people and to the deceased” to ensure numbers are accurate.

“Medical workers at some facilities might have been preoccupied with saving lives and there existed delayed reporting, underreporting or misreporting, but there has never been any cover-up and we do not allow cover-ups,” he said.

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Wuhan’s total number of cases was revised up by 325, suggesting that some of the new deaths had been recorded as cases but not confirmed as fatalities, taking the total number of cases in the city of 11 million people to 50,333, or about 60% of mainland China’s total.

The topic “Wuhan revises its death toll” was one of the most read on China’s Weibo microblogging platform, which is heavily moderated.

Many commentators praised the government for admitting its mistakes and correcting them, although some still questioned the numbers and one urged other provinces to reassess their data.  

Doctors and government officials in Wuhan have been repeatedly questioned about the accuracy of the death toll by journalists on government-arranged trips.

Chaotic early days

Some of those officials acknowledged that people may have died without being counted in the chaotic early days of the outbreak, before testing was widely available.

“There couldn’t have been many because that was a very short period,” Wang Xinghuan, head of one of two field hospitals built for the outbreak, told reporters in Wuhan on April 12. He stressed that he was not speaking for the government.

It is not unusual in epidemics for case and fatality numbers to be revised after authorities carry out retrospective re-testing or reclassify the cause of infection or death.

The Spanish region of Catalonia on Wednesday announced an additional 3,242 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic, nearly doubling its previous tally, citing a change in methodology to include data from funerary services on suspected and confirmed COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes and private homes.

Before the revised Wuhan numbers were released, China said it had recorded 26 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, down from 46 cases a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.

It brought the total number of cases in mainland China to 82,367.    

Of the new cases, 15 were imported infections, the lowest since March 17. The remaining 11 confirmed cases were locally transmitted, down from 12 a day earlier. The number of new asymptomatic cases increased to 66 from 64 a day earlier.

China does not include patients with no clinical symptoms such as a cough or a fever in its tally of confirmed cases.

No new deaths were reported.

By Yawen Chen and Brenda Goh/Reuters