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Deuce & A Quarter
Recorded April 1992 (w/ The NPG) and released as the 5th track on NPG album Gold Nigga (August 31, 1993). Written by Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Morris Hayes, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson.

 
N my "deuce and a quarter" feelin' funky funky fine
And I'm rockin' that stupid shit
N my "deuce and a quarter" feelin' funky funky fine
And I'm rockin' that stupid shit

Rollin' n my deuce deuce 5
Convertible top down so I can see the honeys passin' me by
It's a beautiful day n my neighborhood
But 5 or 10 minutes, the criminal puts me n a bad mood
And some would say that's just a black man's perspective
But nowaday, I find that it's reflective
Of what I see goin' down every day
My brothers and my sisters gettin' played
So we revert 2 committin' but many brothers get hurt
By another brother who don't like salt n his dirt
Cuz n the streets, see, that's the way it is
U keep ur mouth shut and stay out of other people's biz
See, the system wasn't made 4 me or U
And as a matter of fact, it wasn't made 4 a poor white who...
Gets their weekly hit
Or should I say that weekly check
And start depending on that shit like a glass dick
These r some of the feelings that I'm holdin'
But everything's fine while I'm rollin'...

N my "deuce and a quarter" feelin' funky funky fine
And I'm rockin' that stupid shit (Mmm)
N my "deuce and a quarter" feelin' funky funky fine
And I'm rockin' that stupid shit (Mmm)
Don't every day

How many, how many times must we commit crimes
Against people no better off than us, but n our own minds?
A-havin' it, grabbin' it, tastin' it
And when U step off, I finally rub ur face n it
See, the locals preacher is not suited 4 the have-nots
The poor get poorer and the rich continue 2 clock ... not!
That means U end up with the booty
And we all know a broke man is a man with no friends
And that's basically the way society is (Ooh)
If money talk, push and walk and sleepin' on the politics
So we must live 2 consolidate
As we continue 2 consume instead of produce and seal our own fates
(In my deuce and a quarter feelin' funky funky fine)
People right now really don't give a damn
(And I'm rockin' that stupid shit)
Cuz n the 20 mile radius
There's probably not 1 black and Hispanic
Taken 4 granted and left 2 clean their own shit up, huh
No need 4 panic, I'm out
That's bullshit

N my "deuce and a quarter" feelin' funky funky fine
And I'm rockin' that stupid shit (Mmm)
N my "deuce and a quarter" feelin' funky funky fine
And I'm rockin' that stupid shit (Mmm)
N my... (Mmm)
Rockin' that stupid shit
Rockin', rockin', rockin' that stupid shit


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