Joell Ortiz - Human (Outro) Lyrics

Fuck it
Had to talk my shit to y'all, don't hate it or love it
Just respect it and be honored
That I'm standin' in your presence, it's the Yaowa
We ain't promised tomorrow
I grew up in a single household, my mama was father
My uncle was junkie
My cousin was a dickhead tryin' to punk me
My other cousin got bodied cause of a stupid color
My projects is a live set, we shoot at each other
Some niggas is 'bout it, some niggas is scared
But even the 'bout it niggas fear, the worry is shared
Vision blurry, impaired
Pickin' up pace in the hood and I hurry to where
Same corner store, same faces in front of it
Same dice game, same 40 and same blunt is lit
Same couple of schemes to get a hundred quick
Some niggas is grimy, scheme on who they runnin' with
But see I was smart, I bought another clip
Never wait to get shot at to shoot, that's some dummy shit
It was just me, no brothers or sis
No one to tell I'm plummeted to a fuckin' abyss
Them drug dealers at my door again
My mom's meetin' 'em in the hall again
I swear when I grow up I'm killin' all of them
Man that shouldn't be your thoughts after 10
But that's the life that I was brought up in
I never had a choice
Walkin' through the livin' room, hearin' my granny voice
Like "Don't you be just like the rest of them
Your boy [?], yeah they arrested him"
But little Joell, he ain't let it get the best of him

Fuck it
Had to talk my shit to y'all, don't hate it or love it
I'm just human
I'm only human
I'm talkin' pre-music
Pre-money, pre-fame, pre-groupies, just highwaters
Comin' out the snow, peelin' your socks off yah
Freezin' just to find out there's no hot water
Man I had packed roaches
That couch is 20 years old but it's the best sofa
Moms ain't cook yesterday so ain't no leftovers
Still every fuckin' Halloween I would egg yolk yah
We lit the staircase up with cap gun revolvers
Playin' cops and robbers
Funny, I'm lookin' back now, we all wanted to be robbers
We didn't respect the coppers
We used to go up to the roof and throw rocks at the choppers
Fast forward, I'm at the table, the rock gettin' chopped up
That Reebok sneaker box is startin' to get guapped up
Your jewelry and clothes, that's startin' to pop up
I'm a teenager now, much more than a monster
I stole a Hyundai Elantra and crashed it into a Honda
I'm in the backway with a bird and I'm standin' behind her
I remember that first feeling, remember that first feeling
No condom, I was illin'

Dead ass
Young, dumb with a gun and just feining to turn you to a dead ass
I remember that night I borrowed my nigga Fred's mask
And they found son in the street, nobody know what happened but
Yeah I still jump out of my sleep
Let me leave that right there before I incriminate myself
Behind this beat
My life ain't sweet
It's sort of like finders keepers
And you'll be surprised by some of the shit these finders keep
Keep, I can no longer do
I can't keep this all to myself, I must give some to you
Before music, the only check I got was summer youth
Yeah I'm a rapper but I'm still... I'm still one of you

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Joell Ortiz Human (Outro) Comments
  1. Melvin Tejera

    Masterpiece. Ortiz one of the greatest rappers ever too slept on.

  2. Kenn Crane

    So fucking underrated. Drives me crazy how artists like Ortiz get slept on. Who the fuck would dislike this? The fuck?

  3. Mckenzie Diehl

    Still banging this shit, Ortiz the TRUTH

  4. Lethanniel Enslin

    realest shit ever to be released.

  5. Lethanniel Enslin

    realest shit ever to be released.

  6. Mizterious224

    Almost everything on this track I can relate to. North philly in the 90s and 00s. Life was tough but I've learned lessons through it all. Joel is a monster no doubt.

  7. Alejandro Ramirez

    Mf be sleeping on him man wtf?

  8. Steven Chea

    damm outro

  9. Native Keyz

    What he spits is real its what he sees and lives threw wether or not you can relate on some level entirely up to the listener. Take in what he's pouring out of his heart and let it sink in other wise just keep listening to whats next on your favorite radio station. No disrespect to any of the cats on your radio but I personally like music with substance and appreciate when a "artist" goes in the studio and puts there feet up turn off there phone and lives in the moment and vibe than captures actually that. #Human #Salute Dope Album.

    Matthew Ogonowski

    Dope comment.....slept on. Respect

  10. supadave422

    Just what music is missing now a day "Emotion" you younger heads will never understand what growing up in the 80's was like and the emotions this joint evokes for those of us that can relate

  11. Ryan Sweetlove

    how is it even possible that this has only 7170 views? i just can't believe it this is pure art , joell ortiz one of my faves ! #yaowa

  12. Dayz Roc

    Oh Lord !

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  14. Cinco89

    Bro clearly isn't familiar with the term "hip hop".

    Jeremy Begley

    Exactly his whole comment is a contradiction

  15. Rimaoro Mc

    buen disco man te felicito

  16. Daniel Shamu

    criminally slept on

  17. Alex McG

    So much talent, so much passion. Great Album, great production, next level shit right here!

  18. Jarvis Alford

    Yawn. Joell mad crazy talented with the rhymes but he just like most of these so called hot rappers. They cant make real songs. They only rap about their lives. Where is the story telling? Where is the actual song with hooks and bridges etc? How about you keep you life to yourself and your therapist. When you go in the booth, actually make a song please. Anyways, great beats and ill lyrics about Joell Ortiz written by Joell Ortiz lol.

    Jarvis Alford

    Even the fans can't take a critique of a artist they like. I'm about as underground as you can get so the feedback is funny. Why y'all so Damn defensive like this dude paying y'all mortgage lol.

    Daniel Shamu

    @Jarvis Alford rap is the art of storytelling period & Ortiz does it to perfection gtfoh


    @Jarvis Alford You're crazy he poured his heart out and gave a heart felt verse with a synopsis of his life. What more do you want from him on this record?

    Bryant Watts

    Listen to "That Place"who can spit that storytelling???

  19. Steven Rodriguez

    I could identify myself with this shit back in the late 80's in Jersey City.