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Source: nigeriafilms.com
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RUGGEDMAN

ARTIST: RUGGEDMAN Feat.9ICE

TRACK TITLE: RUGGEDY BABA

PRODUCER: ID CABASA

Atewo mo bala/ (I spread my palm and see lines)

A o mo eni to ko/ (I don't know who wrote them)

We spit in pidjin awon kan n wuko

You better show where you belong/

Ruggedy Baba opomulero mo ja lekan/ (Ruggedy Baba the pillar that holds the building)

Ruggedy Baba opomulero mo ja lekan/ (Ruggedy Baba the pillar that holds the building)

Sa maa/ wo wan/ niran/ (Just keep looking at them)

VERSE .1

Once again its me the individual running the game physical/

I am here to open my mouth again and yarn spiritual/

To speak from my heart/let you know where e dey pain me/

As people dey back bite and talk about me up in this industry/

Where dem been dey when I dey speak for mechanics and shoe makers/

Dem dey talk around the subject like our lawmakers/

Before I dropped Ehen the industry was messed up/

Fakers dey rule while realer rappers dem dey stressed up/

Nobody did a damn thing until I came through/

I cleared the whole area now real rappers have a say too/

Now people dey listen to em/come for our shows and clap for em/

Some dey take am to the next level with hip hop forums/

From Nigeria the world only know Juju, Fuji and Afro beat/

but we all know hip hop is running the streets/

Wetin go make them know where your music come from/

in the long run/

Na the fussion of grammar, your slang and your mother tongue/

CHORUS:

Atewo mo bala/ (I spread my palm and see lines)

A o mo eni to ko/ (I don't know who wrote them)

We spit in pidjin awon kan n wuko

You better show where you belong/

Ruggedy Baba opomulero mo ja lekan/ (Ruggedy Baba the pillar that holds the building)

Sa maa/ wo wan/ niran/ (Just keep looking at them)

Spit more/

in your mother tongue/

till the people say say they want more

VERSE 2

I'm tired of people and gossip/

I don switch from smile to frown/

I'm tired of so called hip-hop heads whispering that I am not holding it down/

Say I don change from the way I be before/

Say now I dey spit for pidjin/

Dem prefer me when I been be/ hard core/

Like when I dropped What If and split the air waves/

Bur financially that left me grounded like Nigerian Airways /

What if I tell you say I only do one or two shows/

What if dem no pay me well enough to buy one good shoe or some good clothes?/

And say Paul Play/

Had a hand in letting me know/

What it will take for me to rearrange and eventually blow/

While you sit around and talk shit /

our elders mock our shit/

Cos of our too much metaphorical out of space type shit/

When some rap/

Dem no know where we dey come from/

Back then two rappers on stage was like seven throwing a tantrum/

We need to change that/put a face to our music/

Let the world know where we come from/

Let no one abuse it/

CHORUS:

Atewo mo bala/ (I spread my palm and see lines)

A o mo eni to ko/ (I don't know who wrote them)

We spit in pidjin awon kan n wuko

You better show where you belong/

Ruggedy Baba opomulero mo ja lekan/ (Ruggedy Baba the pillar that holds the building)

Sa maa/ wo wan/ niran/ (Just keep looking at them)

Spit more/

in your mother tongue/

till the people say say they want more

VERSE .3

Now let me address this issue of keeping it real/

The one subject wey I go say dey make me vex still/

Cos of how some emcees feel/

About these three words whenever they open their mouths/

Look my guy/

I no fit shout/

I go only ask whats keeping it real?/

Is it singing or rapping like Oyibo or doing what you and your own people can feel? /

Some say I sell out because I do dance track they call me Baraje master/

Forgetting it got me fame and money faster/

Forget the latter I'll move to the next chapter faster/

I'm just speaking my mind playing my controversial character/

The way I've been known to do when I spit it straight out to you/

You better recognize a real brother that's reaching out to you/

Speaking pidjin and dance tracks no mean say I no keep am real/

That's just me so how else I wan be to be real?/

My rules are spit in whatever language but make sense/

I did that and I've been hot ever since/

CHORUS:

Atewo mo bala/ (I spread my palm and see lines)

A o mo eni to ko/ (I don't know who wrote them)

We spit in pidjin awon kan n wuko

You better show where you belong/

Ruggedy Baba opomulero mo ja lekan/ (Ruggedy Baba the pillar that holds the building)

Sa maa/ wo wan/ niran/ (Just keep looking at them)

Spit more/

in your mother tongue/

till the people say say they want more