Derek Minor IGWT

[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

Used to be off of them boats was Africans in ropes

Now what get off of these boats is pounds of coke

Or sex slaves [?] ain’t it sick?

What you prefer? Take your pick

High schools got armed guards ’cause teenagers bear arms

And they’ll crack your head and put that video on World Star

That boy you callin’ a nerd got a bomb off in his backpack

Plan to get revenge and leave a crater where his class at

I saw the sickest thing when Channel 4 News was on

A momma put a two-year-old inside a stove

We look at third worlds and turn up our nose

Got the nerve to tell God we got it on our own

[Hook: Thi’sl]

One nation under God

That’s what we supposed to be, that’s why I’m praying hard

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

Had a cold, so I went to Walgreens

Entered the pharmacy and asked for codeine

Told them I’m a rapper, they laughed and told me to leave

I left with Vitamin C and an itchy throat for weeks

We traded cocaine for mollies, heroin for sizzurp

The devil eatin’ the hood, I think America’s for dessert

The suburbs love rappers, just come to one of our shows

You’ll see Tabitha and Matthew repeating all our flows

While you think she tryna get that tat, but think you wearin’ a snapback

‘Cause culture don’t discriminate and you just thinkin’ it’s black rap

The poor tryna survive, we forgot about the ghetto

Now my hood is famous, and Satan is Geppetto

[Hook: Thi’sl]

To the republic, for which it stands

Please take the government and put it in his hands

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

[Verse 3: Derek Minor]

To all the patriots who died in war bloody, every slave

I lift this country to the Lord and in Jesus’ name I pray

That the gospel rip our heart, and we turn from wicked ways

I know you gave us this country and they takin’ it to date

So listen to me, politician: I’m not talking superstition

It’s the fight and the survival of a nation, and we gon’ need way more than religion

In a tragedy we run to he who gives us hope and then we get up fixedly

But I pray that we forever let America submit to the King so one day we’ll be [?]

[Hook: Thi’sl]

One nation under God

That’s what we supposed to be, that’s why I’m praying hard

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

To the republic, for which it stands

Please take the government and put it in his hands

Derek Minor Greatness

I came from the bottom of the bottom of the bottom

Southside Yaytown, they used to move work next to mi casa

Mama met the Lord and deep inside she started changing

Moved us to the South so we would have a chance to make it out

I grew up watching her break her back to put food on our table

Worked herself until she almost died, was barely able

It’s where I get my work ethic from

She said, “I see what you been building, please be humble son”

She know just where we came from

They not on tv where we came from

They don’t win no trophies where we came from

From the bottom of the bottom

From the bottom of the bottom

I can’t let my self be blinded by these stage lights

Scared I’ll lose myself in all the hype, call that stage fright

Flying coast to coast and eating things that I can’t pronounce

The homes I grew up in combined fit in where I’m sleeping now

That ain’t why I started, this was passion on the page

Told the Lord, I do this till I die, just for his name

Maybe, that’s why I’m so focused I don’t play no games

If we made off in his image, that must mean we great

If you know where I came from

Said we ain’t have no value where I came from

God was right there where we came from

Even on the bottom of the bottom

On the bottom of the bottom

This is greatness

They wanna know where I be at, my bad, sorry for the wait

I had to re-up with E-1 and make sure the paperwork is straight

Signed the dotted line, got a check, now everything is great

Now, it’s time to get back talking

God in everything you saying

D-boys moving work, and I’m praying for em’ cuz’ they kin to me

I know ex-goons preach now, but they still rocking they gold teeth

People telling me to change up

I’m too real, they can bite me

With content like da-da, probably never fit in this industry

Okay, I reflect greatness

RMG the movement, I ain’t gotta say this

You’ve been patient, now it’s time to break out the cage

We can all get back to the basics

When they know the reason that I’m preaching is Jesus

Alive for him and I’m still killing the beat

It’s the glory up inside of us that I’m affecting

That’s the reason what you’re witnessing is excellence

It’s greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Okay, while we here and I got the mic

Let me go ahead and get some things straight

Reach Records, that’s they business, don’t ask me for no update

Crae’ still my dawg, wish him well

I just talked to him last Monday

But, it’s RMG till I D-I-E, you can put that on my grave

I had to realize what’s inside of me

For all of the people that lied to me

For all of the people that said I would fall off

Oh boy, what a time to be alive

I wrote this for everyone feel like they counted out

You need to look in the mirror and tell yourself

It’s time to be who I am now

Greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Derek Minor Jumpin’

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping, Yeah

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping, Jumping

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

They ain’t wanna see us shine

They ain’t wanna see us rise

They ain’t wanna give us help

God said help myself

God said what you worried about

Acting like I ain’t got you

Make the moves mane, shoot the shot boy

Guarantee they won’t block it

I been trying to take a dead culture and revive it while the vultures nibble at the skeleton

They just trying to bottle up my melanin

They a kill a prophet to bring profit in

I can’t be taking bait

I see the hook in the pond, ah yeah

I promise I’ll give up this fame

Before I get trapped all in your con, ahh yeah

Where was you when I ain’t have an number 1

Or when I ain’t know where the money coming from

Outta here acting like my day one

You counted me out on day one

I feel like you don’t like the outcome

You count the hours till I’m done

I got family to feed and they looking at me

And I’m looking to God we gone jump jump jump

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Some my family real killers

Some my family dope dealers

I’m just telling all our stories

So the world won’t forget us

In the church they just want me to speak to suburbia

All that ghetto gangsta talk is disturbing us

I’m sorry my past and my present offend you

Ain’t nothing sweet on the menu

Step dad used came home smelling like a trap house

My lil homie from the east blllllllldd got shot down

I will never sell out, y’all can go on keep your budget

I done kept it real from the jump, now we got it jumpin’

They look up to me and they ask how I did it

I tell em it’s God and as God as my witness

I pray that my talent can give away millions

To get rid of ghettos where my people living

Where all of my children get education

And all of my cousins can stop medicating

Gotta keep moving I know we gone make it

Till then enjoy all these classics I’m making, jumpin’

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Derek Minor Empire

[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

I live my life like I’m a live forever

Like whatever or whenever, just don’t tell me never

I can tell that there’s some people that won’t see me better

But greatness in our DNA, He ain’t made us for failure

Uh, we live our dreams while you sleep walkin’

That sound of destiny too loud so I can’t hear you talkin’

They said, “Minor, we be waiting on that fire often”

I’m tryin’ to cremate a beat, it won’t even see a coffin

Yeah, I bet you think that this that braggin’ flow

Talk about some stuff that you ain’t got, impress the masses flow

That sell your soul, you can buy your home that’s massive flow

Thinkin’ to myself, what’s a mansion to a castle though?

[Hook: Traneshia “Truth” Chiles]

And now You’ve given us a new beginnin’

You placed us high above

And there’s nothin’ that’s bringin’ us down

This is our empire, empire

This is our empire, empire

[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

I see so many problems

The Lord teachin’ me patience, feelin’ like I’m back in college

I’m learnin’ most my issues have to do with economics

But my anger makin’ me wanna go and do trigonomics, true

I’m just tellin’ y’all where I’m at

Tellin’ y’all that I need grace

And I’m still leanin’ on that

[?] worried ’bout me that’s my dog

He think I’m probably gon’ snap

Now I’m talkin’ to God a whole lot lately

I’m findin’ comfort in that

I’m findin’ comfort in that

You said, “Don’t you worry ’bout none of this

[?] none of this

Your work cannot come up with all of this on you

And ain’t no way you won’t become in this

My empire will never run out of nothin’

Cuz I am the one who is fundin’ this

Just do what I told you to do

Give it all that you got and you risin’ above in this”

[Hook]

[Bridge: Derek Minor]

And where we goin’ we won’t need the sun

Cause You gon’ light the whole world with Your love

So shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

They said that we won’t need the sun

Cause You gon’ light the whole world with Your love

So shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

[Hook]

Derek Minor Hold Up

Now pay attention to me mayne

Y’all lucky that I’m not hungry today

I could put your favorite rapper on my plate

But I would be starvin’ an hour later

Cuz nowadays is music lackin’ substance?

Is this the best that we come up with million dollar budgets?

If you trying to hear the dope truth I got the plug then

Get connected to source, I’m shinin’ cuz I’m plugged in

Hold up, wait a minute

Boy you got me messed up!

If you think that I’mma sell my soul to write a check off

I’m just tryna write a verse so sick you need a check up

And tell the homie God is real, so boy you keep your head up!

This that motivation you gon need

At the table with our enemies

Napkin round my neck, and we gon’ eat

It ain’t nothing you can do to me

I was blind but I see now

Lot of people tryna shut us down

But I do it for the Kingdom now

This redemption He gon hold us down!

I say hold up

I been on my business

Talkin’ true like I’m in church, now tell me can I get a witness?

I say hold up

What you see is what you get

And on the real I know they feel it

Cuz I’ve always been authentic

I say hold up

You could never hold us

If you think that we gon fold up

Then I guess you do not know us

I say hold up

You might have to get me going out

Cuz when I’m in it bro you know my teammates with me

I say hold up

I thought I heard you tell me I had to sell out (I’m not for sale)

But I’m still being me on stage at a sell out

What’s the point of being famous if I can’t be the person that I was made to be?

Shining the light of the Lord and a hundred percent Minor?

That’s okay to me

I came up from nothing, I’m leaving with nothing

2000 like Kobe, I shoot at the buzzer

That negative wave, end the discussion

Kill all the hate and not leavin for budgets

And whatever calls, so I gotta ball, what you tryin to say?

I call that bull, and it’s Michael Jordan, watch it fade away

Money and power, money and power

So infatuated, with this

Money and power, money and power

You can’t take it with you homie

Don’t you let it kill you homie

You know I feel you homie

Let’s keep it real homie

Can I keep it real homie?

Some of us not living life we just breathin to death

Knock on the world in your life time then tell me what’s left

One legacy, when I die will y’all still remember me?

I just pray that I’m real as real could be

Show y’all what reflect greatness means

Til then boy

I say hold up

I been on my business

Talkin true like I’m in church now tell me can I get a witness?

I say hold up

What you see is what you get

And on the real I know the feeling it

Cuz I’ve always been authentic

I say hold up

You could never hold us

If you think that we gon fold up

I guess you do not know us

I say hold up

You might have to get me going out

Cuz when I’m in it bro you know my teammates with me

I say hold up

I say hold up

I say hold up

I say hold up

Derek Minor Making Me More

[Mel Washington – Intro:]

I’m cruising down the back road tryn’a let my soul take flight

Time,time will tell if I’m ever Go’n learn to live right

Preacher man tells me seek and you will find

Well the Lord God Almighty ain’t gonna let me in O’ no not tonight

[Derek Minor:]

Hey I’ve been running like Forest Gump, but not through Frank Oceans mind

My futures out in front of me this life behind

You think I got it all get a pretty little penny from show to show

New York Jet Rex Ryan goes!

Uh, Look Many think I’m superman all my music heaven sent

But look under this cape you find out these Angel wings are clipped

Pray for Minorville A city under fire [?] Not so incredible Hulk

Derek Minor Yeah!

[Mel Washington – Hook:]

Ohh that’s enough just because I’m alive doesn’t mean I’ve ever lived

Well I’m sorry to say it but I wish I can trade this all and start again

I’m hoping that your making me more [x3]

[Derek Minor:]

I’m a liar, I’m a cheater, um o yea deceiver

And at times I’m Q-Tip, I got thoughts of Bonita!

Wait get a grip there you go [?] In your mind wander in front of these folks again

Some don’t want the truth Cause when I tell em taste and see

They just wanna skip the meal and eat these fortune cookie tweets

But the LORD see’s the game from the pressbox

And he seek where we hide in our best spot

And the evil that he finds when he looks at me

Make me wanna look and sound like an X-box

I know some say Halloween they never celebrate

But wear a different costume almost every single day

That’s why JESUS CHRIST died the most scariest of fates

So the monsters and the goblins can throw their mask away YEA!

[Mel Washington – Hook:]

Ohh that’s enough just because I’m alive doesn’t mean I’ve ever lived

Well I’m sorry to say it but I wish I can trade this all and start again

I’m hoping that your making me more [x3]

Oohhh Oohhh Oohhh

Oohhh Oohhh Oohhh

Oohhh Oohhh Oohhh Ooohhh

Oohhh Oohhh Ooooohhhhhhh

[Mel Washington – Hook:]

Ohh that’s enough just because I’m alive doesn’t mean I’ve ever lived

Well I’m sorry to say it but I wish I can trade this all and start again

I’m hoping that your making me more [x3]

Ooohhh Ooohhh Ooohhh…..