1988

by STEF.

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1988 was a milestone year for music, art, fashion, & politics. Public Enemy, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, & N.W.A. all released classic albums, Crack made it’s debut in city streets across the United States, & the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed. It was a year of creativity, exploration, enlightenment, & global revolution. On the 30th day of September in 1988, this is the day STEFisDOPE was born. Growing up in the late 80’s, early 90’s, & 2000’s, STEF is part of the millenial generation that transitioned into the internet & social media age. From analog to digital. This album “1988” is an audio expression from a 26-year old Black male perspective, covering a range of topics from politics, race, love, sex, revolution, & the hustle it takes to survive in the modern world. It’s a 9-song project that began production in 2012. With the album’s sole production from Suede Moccasins, the vibe is a blend of nostalgia fortified with modern drums & 808s along with STEF’s witty wordplay & lyricism. Take a trip down memory lane & find out why STEF’s been DOPE SINCE ‘88.

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released 19 December 2014

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There aren’t many entertainers as charismatic as STEFisDOPE. He was born in Jamaica & raised in South Florida, so that’s allowed him to see the beauty of life on a tropical island, the struggle of the third world, as well as the pursuit of the American Dream. His sound reflects just that. Whether rhyming with Hip-Hop lyricism or reflecting his Jamaican roots, he’s right at home. ... more

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Track Name: Sept. 30th
[VERSE 1]
Born to flex like my Pops was a body builder
Try my niggas & they'll prolly kill ya
But if you keepin' it real then we might probably feel ya
But if you’re claiming that you’re ill know I'm probably iller
You see i once had an epiphany
I'm extra chill when I smoke & got the piff in me
But see, I messed around & let you niggas think that we was the same
But I'm a motherfucking G & most you niggas is lame
So you could, pray for the best, but prepare for the worst
Hesitate to pull the trigger so I'm hittin you first
Might rock skinny jeans but you niggas is skirts
Plus the way that I be swaggin’ bet your bitches'll flirt
I ain't nothin’ like you niggas, that's why you don't like me
I'm here forever like curry stains on white tees
I used to be the lil nigga rockin’ white Rees
Now I got so many kicks Mike wanna be like me, nigga
& that's Jordan or Jackson
Get it how you live through the rap or the trap sun
Pussies gon’ hate that's a natural reaction
They really love you though, they just scared that could pass ‘em right
& maybe even scared you'll leave em behind
So they choose to hate on you instead of get on they grind
Niggas start to feel entitled now they wanting what's mine
I got the 45 hope you cats livin’ with 9
I'm just living for my fam & shit
& real niggas in my crew that hold me down & shit
You see my niggas all kings got crowns & shit
That's why you see all these queens steady surrounding us
That simply means that I'm fucking with the royalty
My circle tight them other niggas too disloyal, b
The fly shit that I be rocking man you oughta see
I ball out in Georgetown like a Hoya G
You know it's me when you see me in the spot
Real niggas gimme props & all the bad bitches panties, drop I got em hot (uh)
Day in the life of the DOPEGOD
That's why they call me STEFisDOPE 'cause it's clear to see I'm dope dog
Way doper than these rappin’ ass niggas
Dumb dickridin’ swagjackin’ ass niggas
Bummy no money bandwagon ass niggas
Me I got that glow Last Dragon ass nigga (uh)
Bruce Leroy, & none of you niggas fuckin’ with me
Sho-Nuff you ninjas can't even kick it with me
You all mad 'cause on Twitter I don't follow ya
Chill out bro, ya momma should've swallowed ya
I can't deal with these niggas emotions
Look I gotta keep it pimping 'cause these niggas is hoein’ yup
No love for the simping & the sucker shit
Haters get a 4th of a bar 'cause they could suck a dick
Track Name: REALSHXT ft. Nate Greyski
[VERSE 1:STEFisDOPE]
In a world full of the fake shit you gotta keep it real
They gon' hate on you regardless you already know the deal
I just wanted money I ain't really wanna rap
But I started rhyming 'cause most these pussy niggas was wack
Fuck these rappers, fuck these bloggers, & fuck all these other niggas too
But I'm a rapper a blogger and just nigga who
Did it for the love of the music
Now I gotta deal with all these fuck niggas & losers
But it's cool though, 'cause I'm gettin' money and I ain't got no worries
But it's funny how I be eatin’ but manage to stay hungry
I'm smarter than these niggas, mama ain't raise no dummy
And you actin’ hard when really we know you sweeter than honey
Yo I'm bout to change the world on some trill shit
Ain't got bodies unless its pussy 'cause I kills it
But I got some niggas that pull triggers & get ill quick
‘Cause I ain't no killa but don't push me & that's real shit

[HOOK]
Real shit, all we talkin’ ‘bout is real shit
Real shit, all we fuckin’ with is real shit
I keep it real, so fuck how you feel bitch
I'm way too real motherfuck how you feel bitch

[VERSE 2: Nate Greyski]
I'm rapping living the pot life
Plotting living the rap life
Puffing pot out a bag pipe I'm from the hardknocks in my past life
RVA on the south side pulled snatch-&-runs when I was about 9
Threw rocks at the onetime got my hair braided at lunchtime
In Africa it was apartheid In America we was online
My OG he told me the new world would try to mold me
A new bitch would try to own me every buck ain't for the homies
He leaned back while he rolled trees in the fronta leaf on his new Caprice
That was back in '96 currently I got currency in my writing fist
I ain't writing this im reciting this for my nigga Chris
UPTOWN on my belly bitch that pussy soft like a jellyfish
All this gold I'm pharaoh-ing this shit smack like heroin
Rap game the new dope game I'm on zigzags and the O.E.
A sixteen like a QP every weekend is a movie
Doobies with cuties get nudey.the blacker the berry the bigger the booty
Some of the beauties carry the cooties pearling a loosey loading a Uzi
Space in the clip popping this shit
Track Name: Stay True
[HOOK 2x]
This for my niggas on the grind that's out here everyday
Keeping it G rolling the tree & steady gettin' paid
I gotta make sure that my family & my pockets straight
Grind today so tomorrow is a better day

[VERSE 1]
Imma stay true to all my niggas that was holding me down
I was a prince now I'm a king you see me holding the crown
Like I was sipping on that screw the way I'm slowing it down
Right now I'm chillin with my niggas & we smoking a pound
‘Cause we be always on that loud shit, clouds of smoke around us
Hoes say I ain't shit but my mama say she proud
So it’s looking a little bit different now
You could see I'm gettin it now
I used to care bout what you thought nigga t I don't give a shit now
If you ain't with me then your thoughts is irrelevant
Here from the beginning nigga like the book of Genesis
Claim that they could see me but they just Jehovah's witnesses
I'm the DOPEGOD these niggas ain't dope these pussies blasphemous

[BRIDGE]
I be doing me I'm screaming fuck these niggas
if ya doing you just scream fuck these niggas
I be doing me I'm screaming fuck these niggas
If ya doing you just scream fuck these niggas




[HOOK 2x]
This for my niggas on the grind that's out here everyday
Keeping it G rolling the tree & steady gettin' paid
I gotta make sure that my family & my pockets straight
Grind today so tomorrow is a better day

[VERSE 2]
Imma stay true to all my fans & the peeps that was listening
They love to see me shining 'cause before I was just shimmering
Now you see I'm glistening I'm getting it you feelin' it
Livin like this forever I'm as die-hard as Bruce Willis is
Yippie-ki-yay motherfucker what the businesss is
Bitch I'm on the scene with my team & we winning shit
Working every day so that my family could chill & shit
Out to get the cream with the niggas that I kick it with
All that's in my eyes is my dreads & my money mane
Might crack a smile but still ain't shit funny mane
Came from looking bummy I was hungry with no money mane
Now I'm havin' thangs & you won't ever take it from me

[BRIDGE]
I be doing me I'm screaming fuck these niggas
if ya doing you just screa, fuck these niggas
I be doing me I'm screaming fuck these niggas
If ya doing you just sceam fuck these niggas


[HOOK 2X]
This for my niggas on they grind that's out here everyday
Keeping it G rolling the tree & steady gettin' paid
I gotta make sure that my family & my pockets straight
Grind today so tomorrow is a better day
Track Name: Pyramid Scheme
[VERSE 1]
Ayo I had to fall back I had to get my money up
Cause I'm all about my business can't afford to fuck it up
If you looking for them numbers then you gotta fuck with us
Second thought y'all niggas talkin that's why we can't fuck witcha
Lame niggas always beefing on that Twitter shit
I be thinking how to get more money trying to hit a lick
I love the pussy but not the drama I don't need a bitch
I just want some papers & a lighter 'cause I need a spliff
Gotta roll up & get high that's like everyday
Out here with my niggas & we grinding in like every way
You know that chill don't pay the bills money gotta be made
That's the story from DC down to county of Dade
So I be writing them raps, tryna get the fuck out the trap
Them niggas fronted so I'm knockin’ them bustas on they back
Bitches blowing up my phone I gotta duck ‘em all
Middle fingers to my opposition screaming fuck ‘em all


[HOOK 2x]
It's a pyramid scheme ain't no squares in the circle
I be countin’ up that green I smokin’ that purple
It's a pyramid scheme ain't no squares in the circle
Loose lips sink ships if you talking they merk you

[VERSE 2]
Most you rappers is bitches, so I can't even listen
Talkin’ shit behind my back, pussy so you sneak dissin’
I be plottin' & scheming thinking of ways I could get it
Had to cut off my hoes 'cause I got no time for women
Only time to get money & to shit on these niggas
Now I got people with they hands high like its a stick up
Nah this ain't no robbery I'm out here killing these shows
And goin' harder than you niggas when I'm spittin' these flows
Tried to be the nice guy but you hoes ain't deserve it
I got a trillion dollar mind & you niggas worthless
I'm a diamond when I'm rhyming you got flaws but I'm perfect
My whole team is full of winners while you losers is hurtin’
Only out here to build, your bitches callin to chill
Niggas pussy but they still be tryna act like they trill
See I know that you won't & niggas know that I will
You don't pay me so really homie it's fuck how you feel
So fuck you niggas, you bitches, you lames, you snitches
Only God could judge me nigga I'm praying that he forgive us
I don't be writing rhymes, nigga I’m writing scriptures
I'm a young god homie you could go & ask the preacher

[HOOK 2x]
It's a pyramid scheme ain't no squares in the circle
I be countin’ up that green I smokin’ that purple
It's a pyramid scheme ain't no squares in the circle
Loose lips sink ships if you talking they merk you
Track Name: FEEL GOOD
[VERSE 1]
Woke up its a beautiful day
Can't trip got a clip & a lighter on my tray
So I'm wakin’ & bakin’, raisin’ & blazin’
Awoken I'm smokin’, I'm up so I'm tokin’
Medical for my mental health
Just got a new text let me check my cell
Got a message from my dog & a couple of my women
My dog said its money so I gotta go get it
No rest for the righteous
Show love even if they don't like us
But it's funny 'cause they girl wanna ride us
Usually I would chill but yo today yo I might just
Go in like a G’s supposed to
Make fly jams for my peeps to smoke to
Everyday life that's the shit we go through
Yo I feel good & my nigga you should too

[HOOK]
Yo I feel good ayo you feel good
Stepped out mad fly looking real good
Yo I feel good Ayo you feel good
Got my papers & my trees yo I'm real good
Yo I feel good ayo you feel good
Baby girl hella cute bet it's real good
Yo I feel good ayo you feel good
You alive just chill 'cause it's still good

[VERSE 2]
In the crib gettin’ high with my niggas
Thinking of a plan how to get some more figures
I'm meditating on the ‘91 NSX
Matte black on black gotta get it yes
I got a eye for the finer things
Think big I don't dwell upon the minor things
I gotta get it by any means necessary
Smoke loud buy any greens necessary
They love me out in D.C. like Marion Barry
No politician I'm a young revolutionary
Life's good but I wanna make it better
A lot more love & a little more cheddar
Got a true squad that be down for whatever
Smooth like silk but I'm tough like leather
Birds of a feather, so we fly together
Live life get dough & spread love forever

[HOOK]
Yo I feel good ayo you feel good
Stepped out mad fly looking real good
Yo I feel good Ayo you feel good
Got my papers & my trees yo I'm real good
Yo I feel good ayo you feel good
Baby girl hella cute bet it's real good
Yo I feel good ayo you feel good
You alive just chill 'cause it's still good
Track Name: Lust
[VERSE 1]
Ay girl yo body like an ‘88 nah it's more like a ‘67
Shelby Mustang 'cause you got me gone in 60 seconds
If sex was a weapon baby girl you'd be a terrorist organization
Cause you be killing shit all across the nation
I'm screaming peace make love not war
I only wanna ask this question mami my place or yours
Cause you’re smile so pretty & that booty so fat
Every time you Instagram a selfie that's a thirst trap
So you know I'm tryna tap it twice I like that shit
You the type to make a player wanna wife that shit
& you got the kinda body made for Stadium & KOD
Yeah I know I'm dope but you the reason why I straight OD
Used to try to stay lowkey but now you got me on the scene
Different kinda high 'cause this ain't how I feel when on the green
You know what I mean ‘cause she got me on that other stuff
I can't lie man I might've fell in list with her

[HOOK 2x]
They say you're never supposed to trust a big butt & a smile
But this shorty got me slipping that ain't even my style
You ain't gon never see me Fallin 'cause baby I'm too fly
But I don't know which way is up right now she got me too high

[VERSE 2]
She got them houses & them cars & them bisexual broads
That's gon’ bust it open for the head nigga that's in charge
She got me money & some power,
got some bread up off the flour
Got me plugged in with the sour,
Now my tree can't get no louder
She got me in that Lex sitting on that butter leather
When my pockets was low she helped a nigga get his bread up
She be shining like a diamond like she signed to Rocafella
But she don't belong to me ya see I'm not her only fella
'Cause she represents the fast life
To mess with her you know you gotta have ya cash right
& she with me today but she was with you last night
You lookin' for her 12 noon with a flash light
You know the type but I keep my shit tight 'cause I done figured out the game
Still on that other shit 'cause me & most are not the same
Now I do it for the love even though I fell in lust with her
Used to be the customer but now I'm just a hustler

[HOOK 2x]
They say you're never supposed to trust a big butt & a smile
But this shorty got me slipping that ain't even my style
You ain't gon never see me Fallin 'cause baby I'm too fly
But I don't know which way is up right now she got me too high
Track Name: The Greatest
[HOOK 2x]
Man I just wanna be the greatest, the fucking greatest
Me & my niggas trying make it, we gotta make it
Yo I ain't thinking 'bout no haters, man fuck them haters
Cause I just wanna be the greatest, the fucking greatest

[VERSE 1]
Yo ever since the day that I was born knew I meant to be
A King, a god, a legend, it was written in my destiny
Niggas was hating on me it was fucking with me mentally
But niggas hated Jesus too fuck it I guess I'm heavenly
How you throwing shade you should get on your knees & pray to me
Cause If you knew what I knew you'd watch what fuck you say to me
Hating on a nigga that's winning bruh that's so gay to me
But your bitch said that she wanna fuck & that's ok with me
Nigga I'm on my shit yup, and I got my whole clique up
And we came to take the whole game like it's a stick up
But the game been ours so I guess it's more like a repo
Ain't no time to chill until every nigga in the streets know
That I'm STEFisDOPE & I been DOPE SINCE '88
I got Mad Genius on my back tell all my niggas that we straight (yeah)

[HOOK 2x]
Man I just wanna be the greatest, the fucking greatest
Me & my niggas trying to make it, we gotta make it
Yo I ain't thinking 'bout no haters, man fuck them haters
Cause I just wanna be the greatest, the fucking greatest
Track Name: A.D.D.
[HOOK]
Niggas ain't know about hoods
Niggas ain't know about traps
Niggas ain't know about guns
Niggas ain't know about straps
Niggas ain't know about coke
Niggas ain't know about crack
Niggas ain't know about bitches in the club making it clap clap

[VERSE 1]
Niggas ain't know about killing each other 'cause we was never thugs
Niggas ain't know about crack until the government had gave us drugs
Niggas ain't never been stupid 'cause we always had the wisdom
But it seems niggas don't know shit now cause we caught up in the system
Niggas ain't never been snakes & niggas ain't never been snitches
And our women ain't never been hoes & they ain't never been no bitches
Niggas ain't never been niggas, Gods we gotta be
But these Niggas ain't never talking bout that they let that chopper speak

[HOOK]
Niggas ain't know about hoods
Niggas ain't know about traps
Niggas ain't know about guns
Niggas ain't know about straps
Niggas ain't know about coke
Niggas ain't know about crack
Niggas ain't know about bitches in the club making it clap clap

[SONG TRANSITION]



[BRIDGE]
Look I gotta keep it real yo
Black people we really gotta build yo
But it's hard when the government trying to kill you
I had to tell Babylon we don't feel you
Look I gotta keep it real yo
White people you really gotta chill yo
Not all of y'all, a lot of y'all are trill yo
But some of y'all want us picking cotton still yo
Look I gotta keep it real though
Black people we really gotta chill though
We need to get our money up & get some real dough
And have our own shit so we stop getting killed yo

[SONG TRANSITION]

[HOOK 4x]
Oh shit what the fuck is up what the fuck is up/
Niggas know they can't fuck with us they can't fuck with us/

[VERSE 1]
Oh shit what the fuck is up, niggas can't fuck with us/
We should start a revolution tear shit down & fuck shit up/
Cause I'm tired of these corny niggas talking ‘bout nothing/
They be acting like they ballin’ but I know that they bluffing/
All you motherfuckers suck 'cause you motherfuckers lazy/
Get up off your fuckin’ ass instead of sitting looking crazy/
This for all you silly bitches & pussies who tried to play me/
Imma make sure that you take all dick & swallow my babies/


[HOOK 4x]
Oh shit what the fuck is up what the fuck is up/
Niggas know they can't fuck with us they can't fuck with us/
Track Name: Stars of the Show
[HOOK 2x]
See everywhere that we be & everywhere that we go
Me & my niggas killing shit tell everybody you know
That we the stars of the show ooh
We the stars of the show, you know
We the stars of the show

[VERSE 1]
Uh real niggas in the spot now
‘88 & we got the game locked down
With a couple killers that'll spit a couple glock rounds
I'm in the trap trying to quit 'cause it hot now
wanna be up on stage not the block now
But I got the medical the new cash crop now
So that mean I can't quit can't stop now
Gotta send this money to Jamaica for my Moms now
So a nigga gotta make it with this rap shit
Trying to get paid put the fam in a mansion
My niggas rock so we tryna get our bands up
I'm just trying to leave money for my grand suns
Fuck that for my great great grand suns
Ain't even a dad but I'm grinding like I am sun
Goin in got my niggas like damn sun
Fuck struggling I'm tryna be the man sun
If you niggas can't feel that fuck you
Young nigga with a soul from the old school
Need green like vegans with the tofu
Talk money nigga fuck being broke fool
Big dreams so I'm chasing the dough
Motherfuck these bitches I ain't chasing the hoes
So that's why I put my heart in the flow
Let the whole world know we the stars of the show

[HOOK 2x]
See everywhere that we be & everywhere that we go
Me & my niggas killing shit tell everybody you know
That we the stars of the show ooh
We the stars of the show, you know
We the stars of the show

[VERSE 2]
Yo the whole rap game need a makeover
Feel like Jay when he dropped takeover
Been fly but I had a slight layover
Got my team on board now the wait's over
Now we up looking over the game
Shooting down niggas representing the lame
Groupie ass bitches only chasing the fame
DOPE SINCE '88 hoe remember the name
And you know a nigga still a Mad Genius
Can't leave 'cause the whole world needing us
Real Kings Real Queens they believe in us
Keep the money in the fam we feeding us
That way we can eat like royalty
Got my whole crew here making noise with me
Don't play cause you know I got them toys w. me
That's fam the 1st rule is loyalty
So that's why I stay down for my squad yo
When it come to audio drugs I'm like Pablo
When I drop tracks bruh I drop it like cargo
Rap game, trap game yo it's all dope
All your favorite rappers I make em all ghosts
Gotta laugh 'cause I see these niggas all jokes
Put your glasses in the air & let's all toast
Used to be a nobody now I star shows

[HOOK 2x]
See everywhere that we be & everywhere that we go
Me & my niggas killing shit tell everybody you know
That we the stars of the show ooh
We the stars of the show, you know
We the stars of the show