Man and His Mic (with Bobby Delicious and Kenny Camacho)

Artist: Bobby Delicious with Weerd Science and Kenny Camacho
Track: “Man and His Mic”
Album: The Undisputed Truth

This shit’s essential, it’s instrumental
This shit I been through has got me mental
It’s influential, just understand that my pain
The reason I stay in the game, for what?
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be don’t expect any less from me
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be, it’s all I’ll ever be

(ppsh!) You try to tell me no labels’ll sell me
Knowin’ damn well you and your man and your man’s man felt me?
My mind ain’t healthy, I ain’t in it to be wealthy see,
Kid I do it ’cause it helps me and
What I am’s all I am’s all I’ll ever be
What I am’s all I am’s all I’ll ever be
What I am’s all I am’s all I’ll ever be
That’s all I’ll ever be, you can’t expect no less from me

This shit’s essential, it’s instrumental
This shit I been through has got me mental
It’s influential, just understand that my pain
The reason I stay in the game, for what?
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be don’t expect any less from me
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be, it’s all I’ll ever be

This is what happens when ya ass meets my foot
You see this mic in my hand? It stays put, look
Me and Delicious is kinda suspicious
Of what you regular radio listener’s listen to inside of your rib
It’s a motherfucker ain’t it?
I waited, keep pushing but never get nothin’ but bustin’ this mic for what?
Oh yeah, for the kill, for the love, for the blood
Not because I rock necklaces with fourteen-carat studs (duh!)

This shit’s essential, it’s instrumental
This shit I been through has got me mental
It’s influential, just understand that my pain
The reason I stay in the game, for what?
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be don’t expect any less from me
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be, it’s all I’ll ever be

I take this shit serious, like Dre’s part from Boyz in the Hood
My styles is furious, kill every cat that’s curious
Essentially my shit is meant to be mentally deranged
With a taste for the strange, it’s what I crave
Leave abrasions on your brain, understand my pain
It’s like as soon as my shit dropped it got flushed down the drain
And if it happens again I might just bug out and lose my grip
But out my motherfuckin’ hand this mic’ll never slip

This shit’s essential, it’s monumental
Grab my pencil and my pad to your style yes I’m detramental
‘Cause all that I am, please understand
Just a man with a knife in his hand
Fuck you and your man
I give a shit if you like my new jam
This industry’s slanted like people from Japan
Grab a hold of somethin’ we comin’ rappers pissin’ they pants, oh!

This shit’s essential, it’s instrumental
This shit I been through has got me mental
It’s influential, just understand that my pain
The reason I stay in the game, for what?
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be don’t expect any less from me
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be, it’s all I’ll ever be

‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be don’t expect any less from me
‘Cause all that I am is a man with a mic in his hand
All that I am, it’s all I’ll ever be, it’s all I’ll ever be

lyrics transcribed by: Evan Cassity for Kill Your Rapper