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At the recent BET awards rapper Rick Ross tried to choke Young Jeezy. Maybe it was a slow day..

Comprehension lesson using lyrics of Jeezy’s “Soul Survivor” a typical live fast, die young type tune. The content actually allowed a bit of philosophical discussion with students, though- covering body, soul and spirit, and life and death. Jeezy, in hisĀ  own way, displays some moral sensibilities. As usual, some lyrics had to be “cleaned up” for educational consumption.. :)




Verse 3

“Soul Survivor” Young Jeezy feat Akon

[Verse 3 (Young Jeezy):]

Gotta watch er’ move ‘cuz them eyes be on you (eyes be on you)

Gotta drive real cool when them pies be on you (pies be on you)

Just because we stack paper and we ball outrageous (ball outrageous)

Them alphabet boys gotta us under surveillance (Ayy)

(Like animals) They lock us in cages

The same clowns that’ star when you put ‘em on stages

I aint cheat–played the hand I was dealt

Tried to tax the grand pearl when I got it myself

(Let’s Get It) No nuts, no glory (no glory)

My biography, you damn right, the true story (Yeah)

Set the city on fire, and I didn’t even try (try)

Run these streets all day, I can sleep when I die (Ayy)