Longshot - Len Bias
The new video from Longshot's upcoming new album, 'Instant 4 Eternity'. Being an avid sports fan 'Len Bias' is 'Shot's tribute to one of the greatest talents that never fully got to see his dreams realized. TGIK provides the perfect back drop for this ode to a lost legend, 'Len Bias'
This is dedicated to the greatest that never was
above the rim/the boy would fly/man it's so sad/when the young greats die/
I said controlling the game/he made him a name/this the story/of the best
that never became
he had it all/strong, quick, and he was tall/they called him frosty/cuz he was cool when he balled/jumpshot perfect/and so pure/it would fall/destined for greatness/a lost legend on the wall/of our memories/remember me/I hope they do the same as for Leonard/the best ever that never became/and you can try to blame/but the fact that he died young/was nobody's fault/but his own/because he tried some/and they cried numb/but before that/it was tears of joy/he was the boy/you would'nt doubt that/he was gonna make it/as the number 2 pick/by the Boston Celtics/it woulda been so sick/batting with Jordan/for the scoring and the east/they did it once in college/Lenny Bias was a beast/from the streets of Landover/to the ACC/unanimous all world/he was prepared to be/but, fate had another plan/for the brother man/they say was the cats meow/coming outta Maryland/he's dying proof/you can't get too high/at the funeral/his aint cry/and the people said...
I guess the lesson to learn/is play with fire and get burned/and when it comes to death/everybody get a turn/such a blessing and a curse/when Len Bias left the earth/he gave he world/a wake up call/and inspired a bunch of jerks/with the war on drugs/more like a war on browns/with gold chains and beepers/they fought to keep us on the ground/and behind bars/we all should find God/and live it to the limit/cuz Lenny defied odds/despite the fact/he never saw 23/he was the best/never saw since 23/then to salt the open wounds/his baby brother saw the tomb/and that started a war on guns/yal would assume/but, naw/they do us all the same/if you're shot and you're black/you're just a part of the game/but if you shoot and you're black/you're a part of the blame/but in the end/man they all get paid/I'm just trying to pay respect/to one of the greatest ever/never to see his life unfold/for the better/he's dying proof/you cant be too dope/cuz in the end/man you just might choke/and the people said...
Directed by Jake Handegard for Morningside Films
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Album out May 14, 2013