Who Sang Do for Self? Flipmode Squad

Flipmode Squad The Imperial cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Thug Rap
length: 5:23
Hey Yo!
Yo Sham!
Yo SHAM!!!
come here *****, wassup man?
-what's the deal, son?
How you doin man?
-Chillin man
What you ****in with that cat over there for?
-He is my *****, son.
Nahah, don't **** around with that *****, yo.
-What you sayin,god?
I know that *****--
-what? I gotta hold it down for my homes, son
Lemme talk to ya for a second,man, come here, come here

I been through bullshit, forced to pull **** at the enemy
if I did it homes, it was the end of me
back in the days, I'ma say like around your age
-what makes you figure that?
yo, I used to move the same ways
carying guns, sell a nickle chums to bums
run away from home, running through the streets with a chrome
-*****, **** that, you see I'm livin on my own
-my life is based on the same place and the same zone
-thugs call me the Don, but never feel my calm
-at the same time you know it's hard for me to stay on
yeah I'm feelin ya, but at I gotta keep it real with ya
only when you got dough, *****s want to be with ya
they feel ya out, find out about your whereabouts
best friends turn enemies, plotting to take you out
-but it's all good, becuz they show me love in tha hood
-I got this **** locked,don't worry bout it. lemme cross ya out

Hey yo, I walk by myself,I die by myself
'cause ain't nobody gonna help me but my goddamn self
I do for my self,make moves for my self
'cause ain't nobody gonna help me but my goddamn self
I walk by myself,I die by myself
'cause ain't nobody gonna help me but my goddamn self
I do for my self,make moves for my self
'cause ain't nobody gonna help me but my goddamn self

Verse 2:
You see them cats that you run with, they allways in some dumb ****
I'm tellin you right now, them cats shouldn't **** with
-Now who the **** is you? To tell me what to do?
-tryin to start some real ****, tryin to make me flip on my crew
Go ahead and play hardass! live your life fast
tryin to warn you, seem like these streets got you gassed
-I got a problem right now, and I can't maintain
-I got some big time cat tryin ta split my fame
-yo, you see me in the street and want to scream my name
-with some caked up voice, yo I made my chioce
-Tim and his boys foul plans was to leave me moised
-so I stood up,prayin to God that this ain't my last luck
-yo they got me judged, call tha blue cross cops ran up
-say please don't move too much, I think my man sat me up
-on a fact(?) shining to much
Left you wet up,same mutha****as used to friend up
got you hospitalized, look how you end up
hooked up to a respirator, body all bent up
your moms callin me at my home,cryin on the phone
why the **** you didn't listen? wouldn't be in this position
you still breathing, a chance to change the way you living
-no more claiming the streets, I got a daughter to raise
-if i would've listened to you, I would never have got blaised
-now I'm ****ed up,laying in this bed cramped up
-needles in my arm, thinkin how these cats play tough
-real thoughts in my head,oh how I showed 'em love
-**** it, from now on gotta keep my **** real calm
-plans to move up outta there, and grab my family to be gone


*Chorus playin in the background while they talks*
wake up *****
how you doing man,
-****ed up right now, son
didn't you see
I saw you earlier on the day,kicked it to ya man
the streets ain't no mutha****in joke, *****
-yo, son , see what they did to my ****in leg, son?
I'm tired of that bullshit, i'm sorry--
-can't even lift my **** no more.
got holes up in this ****, you holy now?
you believe in tha lord now, don't ya, mutha****a?
when you get outta this *****,
you better know how to walk the path mutha****a.
-you grabbin me to get up outta here?
there's lot of things you can do in the world,
you're to young for this bullshit
you hear me?
-I know

when you get better you come out, make your mama proud,
make yourself proud, you keep ya head up, *****
you understand?
-I understand

what the ****, *****, at the end of the day you's a man.
Act like one

CD 1
  • 1 The Imperial Intro
  • 2 To My People
  • 3 Settin' It Off
  • 4 Run for Cover
  • 5 I Got Your Back
  • 6 This Is What Happens
  • 7 Everybody on the Line Outside
  • 8 Last Night
  • 9 Where You Think You Goin'
  • 10 We Got U Opin, Part 2
  • 11 Straight Spittin'
  • 12 Money Talks
  • 13 Cha Cha Cha
  • 14 Hit Em Wit Da Heat
  • 15 Do for Self
  • 16 Everything