Common - A Film Called (Pimp) lyrics

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[Common talking]


You know, they call me a pimp, and you know what that mean

I'm a Person that's Making Profit.  See I pimp internationally 

I'm nationally recognized, locally accepted

I pimp with the truth, that's the only method


Seen her on Madison where Vice Lords be Travelin

And Chevy windows be rattlin 

and badder than any other broads that I've seen in these parts 

Her body language spoke like a smart remark, eyebrows arched

Thick lips, blond wig, nice tits, ass the size that I dig 

Asked her the name, one way to approach her

See she had game, she needed me to coach her

Expose her to some paper, freedom and culture

The way a righteous pimp is supposed to

[MC Lyte]

As he came closer in his eyes I seen fortune

I ain't having it like abortion

Walking with this stick holding his tip

Looked like a Black Panther that was trying to pimp

It was cold as shit, I'm waitin on my ride

Act like I didn't see him I tried


Motion denied (pause)

I felt the vibe like Roy Ayers

She was used to seeing pimps in furs and gators

Told her I'm an innovator, a gentlemen of leisure 

That's in tuned with nature, hold Common's hand

I'm a take you to a pimps promise land

Where no man can break ya, break ya, break ya

Chorus: Bilal (singing)

Pimps, ho's, hustlers, plans, dealers, 

customers, and bodies stuck in it, Oh my god

Pimps, ho's, hustlers, plans, dealers, 

customers, and bodies stuck in it, Oh my god


{hey girl, come on over here, check it out)

Make your next move your best move, choose me

[MC Lyte]

How I look working for a nigga in a cuffe'    

If I was on a track you couldn't produce me

With them shits on your wrist looking goofy


(yea ok)

I pimp without a pause, for the cause, I'm a rebel

You been on the streets I'm trying to take you to another level

You used to the same game, cats saying the same thang

Nigga you gone ho underground or ho mainstream

[MC Lyte]

Nigga you must not know of me

I'm the mack here

Ought to have you ho for me (Common: get real now)

Pimp yo punk ass 

Have you write me poetry

I'm from a land called cash

You too slow for me


You know why?

I'm thinking bigger than Bagets

Birds in slick cars

Or have you on the corner trickin in strip bars

If you become mine the world would be ours

Respect the game, and universal laws

[MC Lyte]

What, I oughta pimp slap your ass and make you fall against the wall

(Common: try it) 

Why you in the game if you ain't even trying to ball

I know pimpin ain't easy but damn you barely surviving

We can't ride together cause you ain't driving 

(Common: oh it's like that)



(this, this, this really how I look at it check it)

You and I together is like Ashford and Simpson

Picture us elbow to elbow at the hustler's convention

[MC Lyte]

Think I'm gone risk my ass then give you the cash (Common: yep)

That shit is the past 

I got my own stable (Common: where at)

I oughta pierce your navel and put you on the track

Matter of fact I been looking for a ho that's abstract


Girl you getting beside yourself

I'm trying to guide you

Help you see inside yourself

I pimp with vision, I'm a help you see the light

Have you covering your body and have you eating right

[MC Lyte]

(is that right)

I'm pimp ho's, pimp pens, (Common: Say what)

Pimp rhythms, pimp flows, 

Pimp men (Common: and pimp what)

Pimp systems

Got stores called big pimpin (Common: Where)

Down South

In Texas I ran the best ho house



I pimp from Brazil to um, Tokyo

Have Japanese broads sayin 'choushi wa dou' (MC Lyte: Yea right)

Bring'em back to the states to turn dates from Europe

Made the dirtiest of hoes seem purer 

[MC Lyte]

(HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha)

(Common: Why you laughin)

I'm laughin cause you funny

I'm make bitch niggaz like you have my money

I get six hundred off yo skinny ass weekly

You'll get all the right tolls in that dashiki


Yo, what ever happened to loyalty 

Don't you want to become royalty

On the streets selling ass and oils for me

But you on this ho-asis and really I can't reach you

Fuckyou then I'm about to be a preacher

[Common talking and Bilal Singing Background]

Well there you have it ya'll 

The story of pimps and hoes ya'll know how it goes

It's been the oldest profession

The whole thing is like a lesson

Ain't no second guessin

Pimps ya'll, hustlers

All that good shit

Yea, yea 2000 and forever

It'll be here

Uh, uh aiight cool
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