Troy Ave – Proud Of Me

Man I came from the mud and they label me a thug, and I’m still winnin’ (figured you’d be proud me)
Talk that talk nigga
They was playin’ laughin’ at it, dyin’ in their own shame
But baby we ain’t here to talk about drugs and truncheons
It’s the harsh reality, why you mad at me? I ain’t makin’ moves, I’m importin’ em, candidly, when I made the news and was smitten
Gettin’ money, praisin’ God and staying sucka free
The difference is I do it for them, that’s why I’m truer than them

Everytime you see me ballin’ know I represent us all that’s a fact though (figured you be proud of me)
[Hook]
Ain’t nobody wanna help so I did it by myself
I’m an independent rapper but I got them hits, until I make it mainstream then I got them bricks
[Hook]
Figured you’d be proud
Everytime you see me ballin’ know I represent us all that’s a fact though (figured you be proud of me)
I ain’t here for that at all, I’m only here to ball and provide for my kids, haters I ain’t stressin’ yall
If you feel the same way then you fuck with me
I love the way you sway that shit, when I say that shit, you get crazy when the DJ’s play my shit
I don’t want my fate being decided by no judge and I don’t want no fake niggas saying bout how real I was
Cowards tried to kill me with a bullet they didn’t know I was blessed
Ain’t contribute but they want me to distribute my wealth

One mo (whoo)
The atheist views went against my religion
They got diamonds but my stones shine bluer than them
Man I came from the mud and they label me a thug, and I’m still winnin’ (figured you’d be proud me)
Ain’t nobody wanna help, so I did it by myself, you could do the same (figured you be proud of me)
They tried to trick me off the streets, now I’m black stuntin’
Waitin’ on another million while they wait to be killed
They wish me good riddance, made it out, the rebel 9-1-1, he the victim of the media, circumstance and the right decisions
I love sayin’ "no," nine windows, eagles wouldn’t let you outta my shirt you for sure
Celebrating all my wins sippin’ bubbly
[Hook]
Figured you’d be proud of me
Ain’t nobody wanna’ help, so I did it by myself, you could do the same (figured you be proud of me)
Man I came from the mud and they label me a thug, and I’m still winnin’ (figured you’d be proud me)
For the rest of my life I live in luxury
Everytime you see me ballin’ know I represent us all that’s a fact though (figured you be proud of me)
Figured you’d be proud of me
[Verse 2]

Now there’s a pool in my backyard and my game room
Now I’m rollin’ with armed securities and bulletproof vests

Fake niggas never want a real one in the game
I stand for somethin’ I don’t fall for nothin’
[Verse 1]
Ain’t nobody wanna’ help, so I did it by myself, you could do the same (figured you be proud of me)
Itchin’ from a dealer and a thug
Fresh outta jail, from a dorm in a dirty date room
I run a business while they run around the hood and chill
Figured you’d be proud of me