A to Z: “X Gon’ Give It To Ya”

“X” Inspiration: “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX


It’s Friday night and all I can hear are the echoes
from my beats bouncing off steel and glass.
As I roll through the streets of my ghetto,
all I smell is the sweet burn of smoking grass.
This is my turf, not sure who these dogs think they are
running around like they know who’s boss.
Don’t they know I’m this town’s czar?
They’re barking up the wrong tree, I call the shots.

I made a name for myself, raised from the trenches.
Now I return to give back to my brothers and sisters.
I worked hard for it, went from rags to riches.
I try hard to hold onto the traditions of my ancestors.
It’s not all about money, I want to inspire and mentor
the little kids who struggle in a nation divided.
I want to  give back, ensure homes are restored
and ensure my community remains united.

Have you felt like you have risen above difficult circumstances? How do you try to give back to your community? 

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