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    Stop Shammin'
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      About "Stop Shammin'"

      Lyrics for Big Daddy Kane - "Stop Shammin'"

      One-fifty-eight Lewis Avenue
      Between Lafayette and Van Buren, that was back during
      The days of hangin on my Bed-Stuy block
      With Spence and Mitch, followin my cousin Murdoch

      All the brothers were real, goin for what they feel
      By the way, peace to my man Sha and Big Neal
      Now in ninety-three I'm still bein me
      You think my 'fridgerator ain't full of Olde E? Huh

      A lot of times I get fly with a suit and a tie
      Yeah I went from rags to riches but I still rock the saggy britches
      And I don't try to act brand new
      Eatin escargots and usin words like "rendezvous"

      The ghetto life I've seen a lot overcome
      Make a little money and then forget where they came from
      Livin a plastic lifestyle, you're more false than dentures
      Don't make me pull your file -- stop shammin!

      [Chorus: x3]
      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"
      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"
      Stop shammin!

      Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"
      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"

      So why you want to be what you're not?
      And claim to have things that you know you ain't got
      You're just a fantasizer -- spendin all your money
      On lustrous pink oil moisturizer

      Just to make your hair curly and thin
      You say, "Black is beautiful," but then you go and bleach your skin
      Money you're worse than Yacub
      'Cause their are eight stages of graft and you broke down to two

      Plus you got a bad case of jungle fever
      And nmmana-nah-nah I just can't believe ya
      It's quite obvious you don't want to be a black man
      So what's next - you're gonna join the Klu Klux Klan?

      You sold out to your race and it's a big disgrace
      You can't look your own people in the face
      You wonder why it ain't no black schools or hospitals
      You're makin millions of dollars and it's pitiful

      That you can donate to leukemia all the time
      But you can't give the Nation of Islam a dime
      They mention Muslims, you change the subject
      You can't even shake Farrakhan hand in public

      That whole busy attitude is a sham
      Umm bro, umm brother, umm.. Brougham, stop shammin!

      [Chorus: x3]

      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"
      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"

      "Change the groove and funk it up a little bit"

      I look in the mirror, at times I say, "Damn Black Caesar;
      How'd you get to be the woman pleaser?"
      'Cause I remember when girls didn't notice me
      And now they want to Come and Talk To Me like Jodeci

      It's strange, how back in the days I couldn't get with em
      Now all of a sudden the honies they want to give me rhythm
      Well I'm a hit it, but still I show no pity
      So I hope you don't think you gonna be in my next video

      And many brothers I never even ran with
      Be actin like they been hangin with me since I was a kid
      I mean just to get a piece of the action
      Man they start rememberin more times than Michael Jackson

      But I can't fade to the tag-alongs
      That want me to drag em on
      Frontin like a friend just so I can put em in
      But you cuttin yourself paper thin - stop shammin!

      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"
      "Stop, hold-up, pause, wait"

      And I'm out

      SONGWRITERS:
      HARDY, ANTONIO (BIG DADDY KANE)/HARVEY, OSTIN
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