Ice-T - This One's For Me Lyrics

Yo yo whassup Ice man you look upset brother
Yo man, I got a lot of things on my mind man
But I don't know if I should put it on this record, yaknahmsayin?
Man go ahead and kick it man
Let the people know what's happenin man
You know brothers out there sellin out man
Why they goin out like that man?
Yo, sellin out like it ain't nothin man
I ain't with it

Dig it, I'm just a brother from L.A.
South Central, I live life the fly way
Used to bang and hustle but I traded for the big game
Infamy got dumped for fame
Now I'm known and respect as creator of the crime rhyme;
but my lyrics are deeper
Because I'm the one that makes you think before make a move
I wrote "Pusher", "High Rollers", and "Colors" just to prove
that I could kick game, and drop knowledge at the same time
But one L.A. station wouldn't play my records one time
I'm tryin to save my community
but these bourgeoise blacks keep on doggin me
They don't care about violence, drugs and gangs
KJLH, you ain't about nuttin
You just a bunch of punk bourgeoise black suckers
and this one's for me

You won't play no Public Enemy
You ain't playin no Boogie Down Productions
You ain't tryin to represent the black community
You just carin about your little ol' R&B +BULL+
you play all day and night
I represent Los Angeles all over the United States
and you ain't did NUTTIN for me
Think about it

Hold up, I ain't finished on the diss tip
There's a few more punks that I got to rip
All you chump MC's who sell out quick
When P.E. was on the top, you rode the tip
But now they got problems and you suckers run
Who's Chuck's real friends, does he really have one?
You yell P.E. this, P.E. that
Fist in the air, proud to be black
Now they got static and you run like punks
I haven't heard an MC stand up for him once
Maybe you suckers are just hopin that they fall off
so you can fill their shoes, nope sorry boss
That's what the matter with black people anyway
We ain't down with nothin, I don't care what you say
yell or lie, don't even bother
How low will a brother go for a dollar?
Public Enemy broke a new rap age
And now you rappers ain't got nuttin to say?
"Yo it's their problem"
"Griff shouldn'ta said it"
E where's my pistol? (Yo I'll go get it)
Cause it's time for me to enforce some discipline
Are you down or not, are you out or in?
Chuck Flav and Griff are my true friends
I got their backs if it means my career ends

All you so-called down MC's with Public Enemy
I ain't heard nobody out there, tryin to help my man out
YouknowhatI'msayin? Griff is my man, I don't care WHAT he said
YouknowhatI'msayin? And I ain't gon' let them go out like that
YouknowhatI'msayin? Chuck, Ice got your back
Anybody out there got problems with Public Enemy, come talk to me

Once again, I'm back in the diss mode
I gotta speak my mind, it's time to unload
on this so-called government we've got
If I lied like them, I think I'd get shot
They sell drugs to kids and say it's us
And when the cops are crooks, who can you trust?
You only see young brothers in a drug bust
Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust
My homey got a year for an ounce of weed
while Bush sells weapons to the enemy
You gotta be stone blind not to see
"Our government is honest!" Nigga, please
Cocaine can't be made in the United States
Kickin facts like this our government hates
The young kids on the streets ain't the enemy
They're just ghetto youth after money
They sell drugs, but who sells drugs to them?
Try the C.I.A. my friend
or the F.B.I. or even Bush
Somebody's gettin rich, damn sure ain't us
We're just killin ourselves while others laugh
Look at the street, it's a cocaine bloodbath
We gotta realize dope is pure death
Mess with drugs, you're breathin your last breath
Sellin drugs is straight up genocide
They're gonna laugh, while we all die

Sittin up there thinkin you're makin that money
Hustlin and all that, you're killin your brothers
YouknowhatI'msayin? You just stupid, straight up stupid
Puttin dope into your body - c'mon, youknowhatI'msayin?
You gotta get somethin goin out there
Get some brains, youknowhatI'msayin?
We are just playin ourselves cold out of the pocket

This one's for me, I make records for you
but this cut I straight out had to do
There's topics in my mind I have to break
cause so many of you out there are so damn fake
If ya ain't know they're no-one, cutthroats
backstabbers, scheamin for banknotes
And all of you out there know what I'm talkin bout
If you claim you're down then NEVER sell-out
Never sell out, youknowhatI'msayin?
You gotta stay down for yours
You know I want it, sure as I'm Ice-T
I make records for you, but this one's for me

You know what I'm talkin bout out there
There's ways to sell out left and right
But you ain't got to do that
There's things more important than money
I'm talkin bout pride, I'm talkin bout dignity
You got it out there
All you got to do is stand on your own two feet
Don't go out like no sucker
Stay down, youknowhatI'msayin?

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Ice-T This One's For Me Comments
  1. michael mays

    I purchased the cassette tape thanks ice t your the best

  2. Mind Blower

    From 2:25

  3. Manny bro I

    This song was for real

  4. Salayo Brown


  5. Fredicago Illanoise

    No Kindness Joy Love & Happiness (KJLH) for Ice T. Wonder what Stevie Wonder thought about that shot at his station.

    Manny bro I

    Fredicago Illanoise its the truth no fantasy in this country if so prove it

    Fredicago Illanoise

    @Manny bro I I'm not doubting it at all,it's indisputable. Many Black R&B stations bastardized Hip Hop in the 80s and early 90s...still do. If it wasn't for college radio mix shows we wouldn't have heard a lot of classics. I still wonder what Stevie thought when he heard Ice going in on KJLH.

  6. Darren

    My gangsta shit

  7. Bobby Jones

    2019 in the 205 36 and this molded my ear for music

  8. Mickey Alton

    Democrats will save us. ..... LOL

  9. Freddie Armstrong

    Got a question...Been bugging me for years... When somebody says in this rap..."GRIFF SHOULD'NT A SAID IT"....Is that FLAVA FLAV SAYING THAT????? It sure sounds like him. Peace........


    Freddie Armstrong nah its not flava saying it

    Chris Rob

    That’s Ice Tee sayin that in a different tone of voice

  10. Rob Jackson


  11. bruce watson

    Ice T started the entire. .....

  12. Evil Peezy

    back in the day when hip hop was pure and rappers used to diss this RNB garbage and it was a must for people to support and make conscious rap music. Ice talking about Boogie Down and PE...

    Rob Jackson

    What's wrong wit R&B? You can like that and old school rap. R&B and rap from back in the day > those same two genres today.

  13. Jeff Rockwell

    "They sell drugs but who sells drugs to them, try the CIA my friend"...this hit me like a thunderclap when I first heard it in '89 and it's still very relevant today. Ice was so far ahead of his time.

    Know pain

    Who woulda thought that with all of his "pro black shit", he ended up playin a cop, and marrying a white....punk ass light skinned, house nigga...

    Jeff Rockwell

    Yeah it's sad but in his defense Ice is only human and this world is full of people who lose their idealism and become the exact thing they fought against in their youth. The most shocking thing to me is is that he left Darlene Ortiz for that woman. Darlene's still fine and that's the biggest proof that Ice totally lost his mind.

  14. Michael S.

    Its amazing how many morons in the media attacked this album and Power and others for being pro gang and pro drugs. Could the words be any clearer telling kids that black on black violence is the plan of the man and that is genocide. Regan and Bush were sociopaths and that was their plan, let the kids kill one another and lock up the rest. Unfortunately so many did fall into that plan. But it was this cat who warned kids. Anyone who could listen to Hunted Child and conclude that song is pro gang has to be retarded. For those who remembered Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center. Total fin joke... Listen to the lyrics..

  15. Keith Cameron

    Real suit. Any real men in hip hop no more.

  16. Peeks'n'Pokes

    Who sells drugs to them? Try the CIA my friend.

  17. Donald Pace


    Michael S.

    This album and Power. Bestest ever...

  18. down 4 whateva

    very true and dope song but it's funny how he raps about it all did it all but then tells ppl to stop? think ice ppl can't rap or even read so tell us what to do? not everyone gets a record deal? or even a 9-5 sooo??? tell us what the fuck to do? our bills keep coming too rent is due every month then you say it's the government? that's not true no one told us to sale it even if they put 100 keys on our porch it's up to us to do right or wrong? your lyrics on "you played yourself" song is a contradiction? smh still love you godfather always but face reality

  19. Sounds of Mass Production

    Who's the sucker?

  20. Scott .Talbot

    Are Scientoligists and Jews "Masons" as well ??? They have a large presence in Hollywood. NOPE, didn't think so !!!! Please everyone, don't think I'm being anti-semetic with the Jewish thing, I'm making the point that people generally don't change their religious beliefs to become famous. Ice T is not a sellout, he is a wise man and "danny khe" you are absolutely right !!!!

  21. Capcoor

    How do you know he won't let a non-Mason in Hollywood?And he's doesn't rap (much anymore because he's moved past that phase in his life.You got a problem with that?
    Come to think of it,even while rapping,he was in Breakin' and New Jack City.

  22. Mario Grimanis

    This album was one of my favorite tapes

  23. cocobwareee

    He has a white wife,u fake ice

    Rob Jackson

    "Bro"-saying Nuyorican Rivera here - since when does having a white wife make him less non-white?

    D- JAXX

    cocobwareee he might have wife whos white but he spoke his truth on that shit

    Mike T

    Yeah and ur a fuckin douchebag racist.

    Manny bro I

    Mike T Racist started by White male facts

  24. riotusa1

    @jeans604 Acting isn't selling out but becoming a Mason is. And that is what you have to do to be a hollywood actor as well as signing to a major record label which is the real reason he left WB and got his own label. But the fact that he is accepted in Hollywood means he stayed loyal to the Baphomet and is kissing Illuminati ass.

  25. danny khe

    @riotusa1 being an actor isnt selling out, its called working, we all need to work

  26. Salayo Brown


  27. camerasmart

    the person below me is a moron

  28. riotusa1

    "Never sell out!" Ice you are an actor now , so you must have taken the oath of the Baphomet. They won't let a non-Mason in Hollywood. I've always been a fan, but it doesn't seem like he practices what he preeches.


    riotusa1 practice what he preech. cause he a blackman, he need to sale drugs his entire life? he has to rao his whole life... he cant grow up and better himself and his community. ICE has a huge fanbase I been a fan since 12 yrs old. whiteboy growing up in spanish community. I was inly one bumoing ice until copkiller came out and was inly cause it was in the news


    what have you dine in the past 7 years? still wkrking rhe same job for $17/hr?

  29. Dennis Grießner

    this was the time when hip hop was about real life problems of the black community in the united states. i really like metal music and stuff but this song is so fucking good, its just real and you KNOW it. if you dont like this you dont understand hip hop at all.

  30. Vernard64

    never sell out!

  31. PhillipB1234

    real shit