Troy Ave – Proud Of Me

They tried to trick me off the streets, now I’m black stuntin’

Itchin’ from a dealer and a thug
I ain’t here for that at all, I’m only here to ball and provide for my kids, haters I ain’t stressin’ yall
Ain’t nobody wanna help so I did it by myself

[Hook]
Gettin’ money, praisin’ God and staying sucka free
I don’t want my fate being decided by no judge and I don’t want no fake niggas saying bout how real I was
I ain’t makin’ moves, I’m importin’ em, candidly, when I made the news and was smitten It’s the harsh reality, why you mad at me?
Ain’t nobody wanna’ help, so I did it by myself, you could do the same (figured you be proud of me)
I run a business while they run around the hood and chill
The difference is I do it for them, that’s why I’m truer than them
Now I’m rollin’ with armed securities and bulletproof vests
[Verse 1]
[Hook]
Figured you’d be proud of me
[Hook]
Man I came from the mud and they label me a thug, and I’m still winnin’ (figured you’d be proud me)
I love sayin’ "no," nine windows, eagles wouldn’t let you outta my shirt you for sure
Talk that talk nigga
Man I came from the mud and they label me a thug, and I’m still winnin’ (figured you’d be proud me)
Ain’t nobody wanna’ help, so I did it by myself, you could do the same (figured you be proud of me)
They got diamonds but my stones shine bluer than them
I stand for somethin’ I don’t fall for nothin’

Figured you’d be proud of me
I’m an independent rapper but I got them hits, until I make it mainstream then I got them bricks
Man I came from the mud and they label me a thug, and I’m still winnin’ (figured you’d be proud me)

Now there’s a pool in my backyard and my game room
[Verse 2]
Waitin’ on another million while they wait to be killed
Everytime you see me ballin’ know I represent us all that’s a fact though (figured you be proud of me)
They was playin’ laughin’ at it, dyin’ in their own shame
Figured you’d be proud of me
They wish me good riddance, made it out, the rebel 9-1-1, he the victim of the media, circumstance and the right decisions
Ain’t contribute but they want me to distribute my wealth
I love the way you sway that shit, when I say that shit, you get crazy when the DJ’s play my shit
But baby we ain’t here to talk about drugs and truncheons
Ain’t nobody wanna help, so I did it by myself, you could do the same (figured you be proud of me)
Fresh outta jail, from a dorm in a dirty date room
Figured you’d be proud
Cowards tried to kill me with a bullet they didn’t know I was blessed
One mo (whoo)
Everytime you see me ballin’ know I represent us all that’s a fact though (figured you be proud of me)
The atheist views went against my religion
For the rest of my life I live in luxury
If you feel the same way then you fuck with me

Celebrating all my wins sippin’ bubbly
Fake niggas never want a real one in the game
Everytime you see me ballin’ know I represent us all that’s a fact though (figured you be proud of me)