Who Sang Street People? Krayzie Bone feat. Niko

Niko Thug Mentality 1999 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999-4-6
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Thug Rap/Gangsta
length: 4:32
performer: Niko
Lyrics
Krayzie:
Dedicate this to all the n____s on the streets; n____s in the hood strugglin',
doin' what the f___ they gotta do to make their money; and all the thugs, the
hustlas, the gangstas, the playas, pimps. Let's roll, let's roll.
[. . . ghetto love, ghetto love. I can feel that ghetto love, ghetto love . . .]
Street people [people] All my people be them n____s with an attitude. [We're
ready for war.] The street mentality: it's do what you gotta do [do what you
gotta do].
I dedicate this to the n____s in the hood [Where they at? Where they at? Where
they at?], keepin' it real on the street. n____s they practice what they preach,
stayin' true until they D-I-E. n____s still strong. We keep on bailin' through
the stress and all the rest of the s___ that's goin' on. Speakin' of violence, I
see, you got to keep a pistol, 'cause if n____s think you're rich, you gon' be
got, they out to pinch ya. Bullshit you not--killin' because of the pump, and it
drives us to the point of no return, especially when you 're gone off of the
sherm. You could give a f___ about a n____ flossin'. While you walkin', he on
sixteen switches. Ain't that a b____? But that's life. This s___ ain't nothin'
nice, and he'll take yours if his ain't right. And I can't stop 'em or knock
'em, but yo, I wouldn't even try, though. 'Cause Bible say, Hey, either repent
or you will die. So [so, so], choose one [just one]: either repent and get
saved, or put some food on your table for now.
Krayzie:
Street people [people]: All my people be them n____s with an attitude. [We're
ready for war.] The street mentality: it's do what you gotta do [do what you
gotta do].
Krayzie [with Niko]:
I see my sisters out there hustlin', man [strugglin', man.]. Do what it takes,
but that's the brakes, rustle up what you can. Gotta feed your babies [babies,
yeah]. Handle yourself your own business--don't wait on that n____ to get you
nothin'. We been poor long enough, and I know you would scheme on somethin'
[somethin', yeah]. Take the welfare, f___ it! The system givin' it to you,
'cause it's guilt on they conscience. Don't let 'em fool you [don't let 'em fool
you, no]. Really ain't doin' a n____ any favors, so come on and get the paper,
paper, before you die, die. This verse is for my ghetto queens, tryin' to come
up and get them better things, particularly cheddar cheese. Make that money
[Make that money]. Work, work, work. Whatever your occupation, as long as you
bringin' home the bacon, bacon, bacon. Don't let your enemy lock your mind, too.
And I hope y'all really been payin' attention 'cause it's 1999, ooh. [Ooh-ooh,
yeah.] Though people comin' around, we gon' thug. So where the thugs at? Gimme
some of that ghetto love [ghettp love].
Krayzie:
Street people [people]: All my people be them n____s with an attitude. [We're
ready for war.] The street mentality: it's do what you gotta do [do what you
gotta do].
Krayzie [with Niko]:
Now if y'all feelin' me, let's get down and tear the roof off the mother. Shoot
the m____fuckas! I'm serious and mean business. Ready to pump pump and ride, you
with it? Come on, put it out there. Pump, pump, pump police. They treat us like
animals--let's attack 'em like beasts. But hold on: 'fore you start fightin'
[hold on, hold on], let's brighten up the action scene, pass me the gasoline [no
more, no more]. I'm really not trippin' on this rappin' no more, 'cause I know
it won't last too much longer . When it's over, then I be a full-time soldier [I
told you], if I make it out of the game with all my sanity. Get paid, f___ the
fame, get out quickly. Understand me? 'Cause at the rate I'm goin', pretty soon
they'll try to ban me for killin' these m____fuckas tryin' to tamper with my
family. Now they got me runnin' from these po-po's, tryin' to jam me, but I told
them m____fuckas not to try to test my manly, and this is my mentality for
f___in' with the street life, street life [street life.]
Krayzie:
Street people [people]: All my people be them n____s with an attitude. [We're
ready for war.] The street mentality: it's do what you gotta do [do what you
gotta do].
Niko:
I gotta give it up to all my thugstas, we're street people. Them n____s with an
attitude, let's stop the killin', we're strugglin' just like you to make a
livin'. We're not pretendin', don't y'all remember? It ain't easy tryin' to stay
alive, some people out there smokin' crack. My people workin' 9 to 5, just doin'
it right. Real strong, hold on 'cause it won't be long before the strugglin'
days is long gone, hold on, be strong.
Krayzie:
Somebody better 'em we the T-H-U-G's real f___in' soldiers, soldiers, soldiers,
we soldiers. we're T-H-U-G's real f___in' soldiers, soldiers, soldiers, we
soldiers.
[Get on up, get on up.]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Intro (Thug Invasion)
  • 2 Heated Heavy
  • 3 Paper
  • 4 The Messenger (skit)
  • 5 Payback Iz a Bitch
  • 6 Thugline
  • 7 Dummy Man (skit)
  • 8 Dummy Man
  • 9 Thugz All Ova da World
  • 10 Street People
  • 11 Pimpz, Thugz, Hustlaz & Gangstaz
  • 12 Da Bullshit (skit)
  • 13 Drama
  • 14 World War
  • 15 The War Iz On
  • 16 When I Die
  • 17 Thug Alwayz
  • 18 Thug Mentality
    CD 2
  • 1 Murda Won't Stop (skit)
  • 2 Where My Thugz At
  • 3 Smokin’ Budda
  • 4 Knieght Rieduz (Here We Come)
  • 5 Try Me
  • 6 Theze Dayz
  • 7 Silent Warrior
  • 8 Shoot the Club Up
  • 9 Silence
  • 10 Look at You Now (skit)
  • 11 Won’t Ez Up Tonight
  • 12 Sad Song (skit)
  • 13 I Still Believe
  • 14 We Starvin’
  • 15 Smoke & Burn
  • 16 Power
  • 17 That’s the Way
  • 18 Armageddon
  • 19 Murda Mo
  • 20 Revolution

  • Release information
    label: Relativity Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 088561167127
    script: Latin