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“What Would You Do?” is a song recorded by American R&B/hip hop trio City High. It was released in February 2001 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album. The track was originally included on the 1999 soundtrack of the film Life, starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It peaked at number 8 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100, number one on Billboard Hot Rap Singles, number 13 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and number three in the United Kingdom. The version of the song on their debut album differs from that included on the Life soundtrack as it features a sample of Dr. Dre”s hit song, “The Next Episode”.more »

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Boys and girls wanna hear a true story?Saturday night was at this real wild partyThey had the liquor overflowin” the cupAbout five or six strippers tryin” to work for a buckThen I took one girl outside with meHer name was Loni, she went to Junior High with meI said, “Why you up in there dancin” for cash?I guess a whole lots changed since I seen you last”She saidWhat would you do if your son was at homeCryin” all alone on the bedroom floor, “cause he”s hungry?And the only way to feed him is to sleep with a manFor a little bit of money, and his daddy”s goneSomewhere smokin” rock now, in and out of lock downI ain”t gotta job now, so for you this is just a good timeBut for me this is what I call life, mmGirl, you ain”t the only one with a babyThat”s no excuse to be livin” all crazyThen she looked me right square in the eyeAnd said, “Everyday I wake up hopin” to die”She said, “Nigga, I know about pain “causeMe and my sister ran away, so my daddyCouldn”t rape us, before I was a teenagerI done been through more shit, you can”t even relate to”What would you do if your son was at home (oh)Cryin” all alone on the bedroom floor, “cause he”s hungry? (Woah-woah)And the only way to feed him is to sleep with a manFor a little bit of money, and his daddy”s gone (yeah, woah, yeah)Somewhere smokin” rock now, in and out of lock downI ain”t gotta job now, so for you this is just a good time (oh-oh, oh-woah)But for me this is what I call life, mm (yeah)Yo, wait, hold up, hold upHold up, hold up, stop the record Yo, stop the recordYo shorty, you ain”t gonna be goin” out like this manHold up (What would you do?)Get up on my feet and let go of every excuse(What would you do?)”Cause I wouldn”t want my baby, to go through what I went through(Come on, what would you do?)Get up on my feet, stop makin” tired excuses(What would you do?)Girl, I know if my mother can do it, baby, you can do itWhat would you do if your son was at homeCryin” all alone on the bedroom floor, “cause he”s hungry? (Cryin” all alone, yeah)And the only way to feed him is to sleep with a man (only way to feed him)For a little bit of money, and his daddy”s gone (no)Somewhere smokin” rock now, in and out of lock down (yeah)I ain”t gotta job now, so for you this is just a good time (yeah)But for me this is what I call life, mm (oh, no no no)What would you do if your son was at home (no, no, no, no, no)Cryin” all alone on the bedroom floor, “cause he”s hungry?And the only way to feed him is to sleep with a man For a little bit of money, and his daddy”s goneSomewhere smokin” rock now, in and out of lock downI ain”t gotta job now, so for you this is just a good timeBut for me this is what I call life (come on)What would you do if your son was at homeCryin” all alone on the bedroom floor, “cause he”s hungry?And the only way to feed him is to sleep with a manFor a little bit of money, and his daddy”s goneSomewhere smokin” rock now, in and out of lock downI ain”t gotta job now, so for you this is just a good timeBut for me this is what I call life, mm

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City High City High was an American R&B/hip hop trio consisting of rappers/singers Ryan Toby, Robbie Pardlo and Claudette Ortiz. City High is best known for their song, “What Would You Do?”, which earned a Grammy nomination. more »

Written by: Calvin Broadus, Delmer Drew Arnaud, Dwight Williams, Jewell Caples, Ricardo Brown, Keith Blair, Paul Crossdale

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