It's scary and I'm gonna need help I'm Ready by The Diplomats

The streets are scary as is the AIDS epidemic. He talks about it in the interview above

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And my pops it don't help that you gone
Myself should move on
I'm Ready by The Diplomats

Jones' father was a heroin addict who died of AIDS. His father and uncles all died of AIDS. See him talk about it in a really powerful interview here

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Cause the game we done held back too long I'm Ready by The Diplomats

The Diplomats hadn’t really blown up at this point; it was only Cam'ron. So Jim and Juelz were especially hungry

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You get knocked down
Please, grab your crutches, keep steppin'
I'm Ready by The Diplomats

Even if you get knocked down and you’re struggling, get up by any means necessary even if you have to use crutches

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They don't give a fuck if you sick
You still get cuffed and arrested (click clank)
I'm Ready by The Diplomats

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Yo, my goal ain't to be number one on your charts
If it happens, so be it, come with the arts
I'm Ready by The Diplomats

His goal isn’t to sell a lot of records but to make beautiful art that will impact people

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Cam gonna make me star, I'm gonna make him a million I'm Ready by The Diplomats

Ironic line in that Cam'ron did make him a star then sold him to Def Jam for $2 million, so Juelz exceeded expectations!

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Squeeze and blast them open as soon as the magnum open I'm Ready by The Diplomats

Either a .44 or a .357 Magnum. .357 pictured below

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Linkin' up with Cam, him linkin' up with the Roc now I'm Ready by The Diplomats

Then he found a mentor in Cam'ron, who was then signed to Roc-A-Fella records

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Somehow I managed to creep from under the rock I'm Ready by The Diplomats

He crawled out from under the weight of the problems that were holding him back

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kai
March 7th, 2014

He’s overcome the trials and struggles of his life, and he has a lot of money from rapping so he doesn’t have to sell crack to fiends.

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