fear.. thought you didn't have any
f..cked up one time too many
guess you got tired of all the praise
of making straight 'A's
the mad scores on your SAT's
and wanting to develope remedies
for sickle cell....
the quick answers to differential equations
higher learning aspirations
potential.. intellect.. off the map
now you pleading 'no contest'.. takin the rap
why you wanna scholar hate?
do you prefer your new 'digs' downstate?
taking orders from the 'screws'
givin up your right to choose
simple liberties.... in deference to the 'set'
and your boys have yet..
that 'bangin' ain't it
nor elevating brothas for doing a 'bit'
so.. 86 with the drama
it's taking a toll on ya mama
resurrect those buried dreams
of being the best you can be
become a student of life
instead of an inmate for life..
it's never too late
so act like ya know.. don't scholar hate.