What up? I be the one they call Justo if you didn't know Trying to check my man DJ Skee with his new mix-tape Pick it up you square, you heard what I'm said?
It's another sad day in Hip-Hop We lost another one of our brothers, Justo Faison We love you, and we'll always miss you Mix-Tape King, forever
We'll always love you Justo We'll always love you Justo We'll always love you Justo We'll always love you Justo
I picked up my pen four years from the date Never thought I'd be rapping, and be signed to Dre Never been to New York, I had to find a way So I dropped 40 bars on the Clue mix-tape On the Birdman beat, then my name started buzzing Aftermath's young gun, and now everybody love him I hooked up with Gavin, Foxy's little brother He took me to Kay Slay, and Slay put me on the cover Drama King, I should of known, 'cause all of the sudden MC's calling my name and I'm beefing with Joe Budden That beef came and went, I got at him over Colors Then caught him at Def Jam and found out, it was nothing Looked back at my career, staring out at the City Thinking about the biddin' war between Dre and Diddy If I was signed to Bad Boy, would 50 be on the Math? Probably not but maybe Justo wouldn't have crashed
I remember when Funk Flex first heard me flow And sway let me freestyle on the wakeup show Spit over 100 bars then Miss Jones started to host That's when they start showing me love on the east coast Then more people found out I was with Dre And at bodegas I'm on 9 outta 10 of the mix-tapes I'm workin' on my album and the world can't wait Cover of the Vibe, and I ain't even have a release date Then I met Justo he told me if I stay hungry I'd go platinum and nobody can take that from me He joked about my rap beefs, I thought it was funny Gave him a pound then slid him 200 Bars and Runnin' Went upstairs to change, got dinner at five Went to Houston's and that's the first time I met Nas Had Billboard with me and two months later he died So this is what it sounds like when thugs cry
Markin' off days on the calendar I can't even sleep Like a convict, waitin' on January 18th When the Documentary dropped, it flooded the streets My mix-tape buzz made me gold the first week Double platinum in two months Record labels getting' scared Cause the kid from Compton selling like Sunny and Cher Mix-Tape awards came around, glad I was there To get my award, Mix-Tape Artist of the Year Stepped on stage, and Justo let 'em know You might as well crown him the new kind of the West Coast A couple of months passed we ain't speak My Sidekick went off "Justo Rest in Peace" I let everybody from Snoop to Busta know A car crash just claimed the life of Justo They say the good die young, if you know like I know Live your life to the fullest one day we all gotta go
Give a moment of silence If you're wearing a Fitted Cap take it off If you driving, pull over to the side of the road We lost an underground legend Justo Faison Mix-tape King Rest in Peace