Jin Chinese New Year

My peoples keep their head up

In the truest display

Do what they gotta do

Just to get through the day

Back in Hong Kong

Where they grew up and stayed

Until they immigrated to the US of A

Chasin’ the American Dream

A ruff ryde for my pops

Guess what

He still shut em down

Open up shop

In the back of the kitchen

Makin’ wontons

Late nights out with my moms

Playin’ mahjong

See I was a young’n

But the culture was inside of me

Playin’ cards Big 2

Never want the diamond three

Every Sunday

It was part of the tradition

While y’all was at church

Dimsum was our religion

I’m on a quest for love

That’s just part of my pursuits

No matter where I go

I’m always stickin’ to my roots

Show you my world

That’s all I’m tryin’ to do here

Cause for me

Everyday is Chinese New Year

Gung hay fat choy

New day new hope

But I ain’t new here

Lai see dao loi

Everyday is Chinese New Year

Gung hay fat choy

New day new hope

But we ain’t new here

Lai see dao loi

Everyday everyday

While we on the topic

I got something to reveal

Can I be real though

I mean really real

Cause at one point

Yo I was losin’ sleep

Thinkin’ bout the first song

That I ever released

Lookin’ back it was a

Lesson in my eyes

And if you never heard of it

Hey that’s just

A blessin’ in disguise

Learn Chinese dropped

Things never been the same

Credibility gone

Charge it to the game

Truly though seemed like a

Scene straight outta movie

I was in the studio

With 1/3 of The Fugees

It’d be a understatement

To say I was excited

So when Clef said that’s it

I ain’t hesitate to write it

I was barely 21

But that’s not an excuse

I got on my own two feet

And walked into that booth

To make y’all proud

That’s all I’m tryin’ to do here

Cause for me

Everyday is Chinese New Year

Gung hay fat choy

New day new hope

But I ain’t new here

Lai see dao loi

Everyday is Chinese New Year

Gung hay fat choy

New day new hope

But we ain’t new here

Lai see dao loi

Everyday everyday

Roll out the red carpet

Guess we’ve finally arrived

0% luck

100% drive

For your safety

I went through the crash test

Life is a road trip

Can’t rely on MapQuest

This is for my sisters

And my brothers strugglin’

Here’s hopin’ that

You can find comfort in your skin

Not better not worse

We just equally blessed

They say we fresh off the boat

Yeah the key word is fresh

Walk a mile in my shoes

Feel the pressure produced

When you’re mentioned

In the same sentence as Bruce

Leeway none given

Hard to fill a tall order

Almost drowned in the hype

Now I’m just tryin’ to be water

Chinese or not

This is for whoever will listen

Listen we are more similar

Than different

Unite us all

That’s what I’m tryin’ to do here

Cause for us

Everyday is Chinese New Year

Gung hay fat choy

New day new hope

But I ain’t new here

Lai see dao loi

Everyday is Chinese New Year

Gung hay fat choy

New day new hope

But we ain’t new here

Lai see dao loi

Everyday everyday