I’m from Oakland.
Where lil’ gamers claim stuff they ain’t about
Where they wanna run games on lanes
But in reality, they ain’t nothin’.
Flexing they mommas rent money on the gram.

I’m from the town
Where everyone says that they’re self-made
And all players wanna do is play

Where I’m from, everyone’s carrying a weapon
Either a gun or a blade
And the people saying there gonna focus on grades
Just for them to choke again the next year

CC BY-SA 4.0 Where I’m from by Jacqueline is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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