FROM SUN UP DUSK TO DUSK LET’S WAKE EVERY ONE UP
THIS AIN’T NO WILD WILD WEST SMOKIN CRIMINALS STRUTIN
Your STUFF HEY Englewood Compton Hollywood Washington DC


This is the city where the greeder gets greedy can you tell me why Johnny
Can’t read all you wanna be’s tell me why Johny can’t read I hear all
These voices of bravery time will keep tickin no one can put constraints on you if you believe


All you rappers and wanna be’s you know where the emphasis should be
I’m not the enemy I’m not player hatin but you gotta show these wanna be’s
That knowledge is the key( Knowledge is power baby)
Can you tell me why Johnny still can’t read
I know you gotta earn the respect you need
Ump- I ain’t the enemy Will you just tell me why johnny can’t read


He can creep around planting his seeds(knowledge is power baby)
My fate not gonna write my epitaph for me just tell me why johnny
still can’t read all you wanna be players tell me Why Johnny
Can’t read why he thinks he has to get all his love from the street
Hold up we all know there are certain entities we breathe
( will someone tell me why Johnny can’t read)




All you rappers reek with so much power it’s an investment baby
Can you tell me why johnny can’t read all these wanna be’s
Look up to you can’t you see you gotta show them take the lead
(all you emcees when you spin that beat)Keep these wanna be’s thinking
Positively all this enbonics ‘‘this dat what’s up with that?
Empower them encourage them to read



I’m tired of reading about the life of a wanna
be coming one of those I bereaved ( knowledge is power baby)
This ain’t about race that’s why I’m up in your face
I know destiny sometimes don’t wait
(are we really that complacent)
are we just content on gettin
bent
20 years later you sittin around
complaining where your life went
( we gotta take the lead)


This ain’t no old school mentality
Just tell me why johnny can’t read