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Illegal Business

This song is by Boogie Down Productions and appears on the album By All Means Necessary (1988).

Cocaine business controls America
Ganja business controls America
KRS-One come to start some hysteria
Illegal Business controls America

One afternoon around eleven o'clock
It was freezing cold
He was standing on the block
Sellin' cheeba
Mixin' dimes
Sayin' a rhyme
Just to pass the time
The cops passed by
But he stayed calm
'Cause the leather trench coat
Was keepin' him warm
But this time they walked by real slowly
He thought to himself
They look like they know me
They drove away
But he didn't stay
He jumped in the cab
And he paid his tab
But guess who he saw
When he hit the block
It was the same cop car
The same two cops
They jumped out quick
They pulled a gun
They said, "Don't try to fight
And don't try to run
Cooperate and we will be your friend
Non-cooperation will be your end"
He jumped in the car
And wile they rode
They ran down the list of things he owed
They said you owe us some money
You owe us some product
'Cause you could be right
In the river tied up
He thought for a second and he said
"What is this?
You want me to pay you
To stay in business?"
They said, "That's right, or you go to prison
'Cause nobody out there is really gonna listen
To a hood," so he said, "Good
I'll pay you off for the whole neighborhood"
Because

Cocaine business controls America
Ganja business controls America
KRS-One come to start some hysteria
Illegal Business controls America
(What can we get for sixty-three cents?)

A guy named Jack is selling crack
The community doesn't want him back
He sells at work
He sells in schools
He's not stupid, the cops are the fools
'Cause everyone else
Seems to go to jail
But when it comes to Jack
The cops just fail.
They can't arrest him
They cannot stop him.
'Cause even in jail
The bail unlocks him
So here is the deal
And here is the facts
If you ever wonder why
They can't stop crack
The police department
Is like a crew
It does whatever they want to do
In society you have illegal and legal
We need both to make things equal
So legal is tobacco
Illegal is speed
Legal is aspirin
Illegal is weed
Crack is illegal, cause they cannot stop ya
But cocaine is legal if its owned by a doctor
Everything you do in private is illegal
Everything's legal if they government can see you
Don't get me wrong
America is great place to live
But listen to the knowledge I give

Cocaine business controls America
Ganja business controls America
KRS-One come to start some hysteria
Illegal Business controls America

Illegal Business controls America
What can we get for sixty-three cents?
What can we get for sixty-three cents?
What can we get for sixty-three cents?
KRS-One comes to start some hysteria
What what what what
What can we get for sixty-three cents

Cocaine business controls America
Ganja business controls America
KRS-One come to start some hysteria
Illegal Business controls America

Yeah, illegal business controls America
(What can we get for sixty-three cents?)
Yeah, KRS-One comes to start some hysteria
(What can we get for sixty-three cents?)
Yeah, BDP takin' over America
(What can we get for sixty-three cents?)
Ganja business controls America
(What can we get for sixty-three cents?)
Cocaine, sensi, aspirin, coffee, morphine, sugar, tobacco
Got to go
(What what what what can we get?)
Illegal business controls America
(What what what can we get?)
Yeaaah (what what what what?)
Ganja business controls America
(What what what can we get for sixty-three cents?)
Yeaaah, cocaine business controls America
(What what what what can we get?)
Illegal business controls America

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