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from WHAT'S IN THE BAG? by Al Tamper

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I heard he's heavy hitting steady banking making bread/ I heard his heat is heavy perforated fuck a fed/ he keep a lama on him and a hammer in the stash/ an ounce of sticky icky and a heater in the dash/ he probably keeps a tech and vest cuz niggas on the creep/ his price is very hard to beat and all them others stay steep/ I also heard some niggas say they going for his chain hanger/ mounting up like S.W.A.T. and everybody's got a banger/ no one on the corner had the swagger like him/ but the corner said his time is up "will someone put and end to him?"/ the candidate stood next to him was like a spitting image/ he was brolic like a motherfucker gotta get his scrillage/ down to do the dealage and would treat it like a scrimmage/ do the deed, be down the street and back at home to eat his spinach/ he knew the targets where abouts and where he's going now/ followed up and executed dropped my man, his short, his 40 and his shorty (blaow!)

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I hear a year ago she had her home invaded crazy/ them niggas raided everything like candy from a baby/ she was your average single lady, paid, she wasn't lazy/ independent and fine I even tried to call her baby/ she wasn't from the ghetto and the cats who robbed her wasn't/ so she couldn't say "some black guys" cuz this fucking time it wasn't/ she wasn't privileged either she just never watch the news/ she knew that shit was missing she just didn't read the clues/ baby got a gat a year ago a year ago still haunts her/ she's looking for the tooly while the tooly holder stalks her/ sources say he entered early, cased the joint and just chilled/ he probably realized early that this chick he almost killed/ he's seen this chick before but then he left her on the floor/ she's seen this guy before but then she played dead on the floor/ baby girl ain't want a repeat so she went to grab the banger/ but it's gone he got it early, did the nasty, pulled her hammer (blaow!)

HOOK: this is the first 48...

I heard he's decorated, hella medals on his chest/ I heard he was a vet who stayed commuted like the rest/ they say he always finished first I guess he was the best/ and at the cop academy he aced on every fucking test/ four years on the force and now he's excellent for S.W.A.T./ figure "fuck it, while I'm here I might as well just take a shot"/ so he's educated, decorated, skilled with automatics/ so basically the G.O.A.T. is in special weapons and tactics/ on his down time he mostly kicks it with his daughter/ spends hella time with her and all of the shit he taught her/ she wanna be like daddy when she gets all big and strong/ wants her daddy right beside her on her first ride along/ she watched him clean his guns of course she knew he hid them/ she went to get her favorite and now she wants to surprise him/ she met him in the dining room wanting to play a game/ daddy's gon' play robber and that's when she took aim (like blaow!

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from WHAT'S IN THE BAG?, released October 1, 2015


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Al Tamper Chicago, Illinois

Al Tamper is a well rounded artist. Tamper followed his calling to hip hop as a young bboy with a knack for making sure his name was in as many nooks and crannies of the city as possible. Tamper made himself a resident loiterer at his local independent record label and music production studio.This introduced an influence of a plethora of great practitioners and stars of the DJ and emcee world. ... more

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