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Just Like Everyone Pah One Is Trying To Get Paid

Pah one

Hip-hop has taken root in the Kenyan and Tanzanian popular music scene. Pah One, an unique music group out of Tanzania have made their mark in the hip hop circuit. The group comprises great talents with four members who all have specialties in their music making. Pah Ones “I Wanna Get Paid” ft. Shrekeezy, one of the groups popular singles touches on the need to maintain a “rich image” in today’s hip hop music. The course “I wann get paid so I can get myself a new wheel” displays how people will work so hard to buy things that makes them feel good or empowered. Pah One gained popularity quickly but then fell apart. The group of four is no longer together but have all continued to make music.

Reading in-between the lyrics of the single “I Want To Get Paid” I relate the song to a popular term here in America “Hood Rich.” This is an example of people buying items they can not afford to impress people around or make them believe they have more money and status than they actually do. Unknowing to the artist their song can influence this. Finding fame comes with a stereotypical image people suggest you have. I believe Pah One expresses that through their music, most specifically this single.
[Verse 1:Nah Reel]
Okay, I been trying everyday like i run the earth fate
Ain’t tryna be you, ain’t tryna be fake
Dream chasing, paper chasin, keep it real all day
Daily making world records, F the haters say Am all about the money, coupleBiz are running
My city and my hunny, DSM is like Miami
So i wanna get paid coz we don’t do this for charity
We always keep it real we don’t follow the majority

[Ola]
Oky I wanna get paid when u see me get west
Money over Everything see me get rest rest rest
Ain’t no mercy you in the loosing field I’m on a winning jersey aaah
I need to pay the bill mama need a house so I need to get a deal aaahh
Shiaaa money is the motive O.L.A Pah One the future peace

[Chorus]
I wanna get paid, I wanna get paid
I wanna get paid, I get myself a new wheel
I wanna get paid, I wanna get paid
I wanna get paid, I get myself a new ride

[Verse 2: Aika]
I got more time paper chasing and nah no timing your shilling
I got more time making money and yeah more time for ma prayers
I got more time for ma people ain’t giving shi* about haters
I got the crown mi queen mi run the street LOLO….. Am an independent gal

Way hotter than hell mi huwashika ka spell dada does it ring a bell? I act like a

Lady but i think like a man. That`s why i work so hard cz i wanna get paid

[Igwee]
Habari to masela this time I want to sell
Is D boy in the building Boy where the money at?
Coz we work so hard Ball till I fall hustle till I die
In my mind feel I made it shiaa I made the ladies go crazy everybody crazy
Now Keezy put me right here I swear gat money every where boy I run the

Street!

[Chorus]
I wanna get paid, I wanna get paid
I wanna get paid, I get myself a new wheel
I wanna get paid, I wanna get paid
I wanna get paid, I get myself a new ride

Uuuuuhhhhhh uuuu alright alright alright x4

[Verse 3: Shrekeezy]
Highly opinionated, This shi* sophisticated Money and me related
So my time is never wasted And sleep is over rated
Thats why at times I hate it Some chics I ever dated
I regret I ever met them since life is a bi**
Mine is a gold digger She on my neck daily demanding another figure
Yeeeeah! IWGP I wanna get paid and get a house in DC

[Chorus]
I wanna get paid, I wanna get paid
I wanna get paid, I get myself a new wheel
I wanna get paid, I wanna get paid
I wanna get paid, I get myself a new ride

Damnnn

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