“Showtime (That’s Entertainment)”

Written and Produced by Grip Grand/ G. Winogrond for Broakland Music, BMI 

 

(Yo!)

Chorus:

Young and dangerous, I’m the main event and I’m sayin’ it

Showtime! That’s entertainment

Wait a minute, this a masterpiece and I painted it, namin’ it

Showtime! That’s entertainment

Hey, it’s Grip, tryin’ to make chips like the Vegas strip, pay the rent

Showtime! That’s entertainment

That’s what the haters get, that’s what they playin’, it’s—wait for it—

Showtime! That’s entertainment

 

Verse 1:

Savor it, put it in your pocket for later, it’s

My favorite, showtime, that’s entertainment

Songs that you sang to get

Up when you’re down and get

Down like you got paid, but it was counterfeit

How to live in Broakland with just fifty dolares?

Problem is, you can’t sleep—the landlord is hollerin’

He keeps sayin’ “Yo, I need the rent by tomorrow n’

I’m callin’ in the cops to get your asses thrown out again!”

Shoutin’ at the top of my lungs how I’m ‘bout to been

Sprung out the B ‘cuz my team’s overpowerin’

Your dream’s over, now I’m in the place to be, housin’ it

Power trip! Grip plug it in like a power strip

‘Bout to get to the nitty gritty like the heart of things

I love rap! You could do it, too, be a part of things

They tried changin’ that, changin’ this, chainin’ us

Up, but I fucked with the locks like I’m Jadakiss.

 

Chorus:

Young and dangerous, I’m the main event and I’m sayin’ it

Showtime! That’s entertainment

Wait a minute, this a masterpiece and I painted it, namin’ it

Showtime! That’s entertainment

Hey, it’s Grip, tryin’ to make chips like the Vegas strip, pay the rent

Showtime! That’s entertainment

That’s what the haters get, that’s what they playin’, it’s—wait for it—

Showtime! That’s entertainment

 

Verse 2:

Ya’ll get the vapors, plus

Your DJ couldn’t make a paper cut

What up, Percee P? Thanks for “Paper Cup”

Scrapin’ up the last of my cash

“Just to make a buck!”

Out of fifteen cents—the shit isn’t addin’ up

Grip may have had enough, bitch, now it’s batter up

Bulletmouth, spittin’ more shells than a bag of nuts

Had the touch, but I lost-ed it

Like my folks, got a divorce from it

Broakland! Of course it is

Like a lead pipe across your ribs

The force of it takes your breath away

Torture? You don’t know what torture is!

Grip is for the kids, punchlines and choruses

Fortunate, you’re all very lucky I recorded this

When the battle stops

Look, admit you’re hooked

Because I got more hooks than a tackle box

Waitin’ in the wings to be weighin’ in, they’re convinced

Made a dent—Showtime! That’s entertainment

 

Chorus:

Young and dangerous, I’m the main event and I’m sayin’ it

Showtime! That’s entertainment

Wait a minute, this a masterpiece and I painted it, namin’ it

Showtime! That’s entertainment

Hey, it’s Grip, tryin’ to make chips like the Vegas strip, pay the rent

Showtime! That’s entertainment

That’s what the haters get, that’s what they playin’, it’s—wait for it—

Showtime! That’s entertainment

 

“Showtime (That’s Entertainment)” appears on the Grip Grand album Brokelore (2008).