Nipsey Hussle – Hussle & Motivate


Heavily pressured and under stressed
Sold everything, but they soul
Don’t waste your time, it don’t make you rich
But I don’t do this shit for nothin’, no, not at all, not at all, yeah
Don’t take my word, double check all of my flows
Honest and template to the left
Straight off the curb, real niggas rich as you nerds
Playin’ no games if it wasn’t chess
Make sure them niggas around you stick to the script
Stand for some shit that you never rep
Cut from that circle you couldn’t test
Only thing we knew for sure was to bang the set
I just been cookin’ that new, I’m bout to drop in a few
So I don’t do this shit for nothin’, no, not at all, all
Don’t do this for nothin’, no, from the ground up, yeah
Trippin’ on all of my moves, quote me on this, got a lot more to prove
You should come visit my zone

Double up, triple up, make assist
Take you across the tracks, make you explode a face
[Chorus]
Cause I took control of things, ballin’ the solo way
Passing through stages in life
Don’t do this for nothin’, no, from the ground up, yeah
I got respect in a hundred sets
I disrespected the game, now my name all in the news
Now you official now, but you got a soul to save
From the ground up
Ballin’ so hard, you could play your bitch
Through the ups and the downs like it’s all just another test
I told her I got it, yeah

Think if I call it the great, the people gon’ call it the truth
This should be written in stone
From the ground up
Hit by the rules like a fuckin’ ref
It’s all I’m tryna do, hustle and motivate
Fuck livin’ basic, I’m takin’ risks
Lead to the lake, if they wanna fish
Ask ’em how Hussle got on, but fuck what you owe
Too many chains, need another chest
I don’t do this shit for nothin’, not at all
‘Member I came in this bitch, fresh out the county with nothin’ to lose
Even though niggas ain’t show up, it was a mess
[Verse 1]
Cut from that cloth that you couldn’t stretch
[Verse 2]
[Chorus]
Fuck what they sayin’, I’m sayin’ this
And if you counter my trend, I make you my protege
But I don’t do this shit for nothin’, no, not at all, not at all, yeah
Like my money real, money real, dodge it though
That’s why they follow me, huh? They think I know the way
Judge a young nigga by they address
Addressed to whom it may concern
Ain’t really trip on the credit, I just payed all of my dues
I don’t do this for nothin’, nah
This is for who walked down that road
Take you in back of the buildings, make you expose your age
Like my money real, money real, dodge it though
Pull up in motorcades, I got a show today

It don’t mean nothin’ so fuck ’em, let’s make a grip
Back in this bitch like I never left
Hustle and motivate
Hustle and motivate
So I don’t do this shit for nothin’, no, not at all, all
Left us no option, what they expect?
soldier raised, niggas don’t know them days Slauson Ave.
I don’t do this shit for nothin’, not at all
Choppers a throwaway, hustle the Hova way
I told her I got it, yeah