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Mpmania Mix 39

Mpmania Mix 39

Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I’m Drunk (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Throwback to Tha Alkaholiks’ 90’s hit titled “Only When I’m Drunk”. Listen, watch the video, stream, buy, mp3 download and read the lyrics to the song produced by E-Swift.

Tha Alkaholiks Only When I'm Drunk

Tha Alkaholiks Only When I’m Drunk

If there’s ever a discussion on hip-hop’s underappreciated groups, don’t be surprised if Tha Alkaholiks are brought up on more than one occasion. A California trio headed by E-Swift, J-Ro, and Tash, Tha Liks have been putting it down since the early nineties, living up to their name with many references centering around all things booze. On that note, today marks the twenty-seventh anniversary of their debut album 21 & Over, a potent dose of west coast underground hip-hop that remains essential listening for any self-professed historian.

While there are plenty of gems to unpack across the concise ten-track project, lead single “Only While I’m Drunk” stands as a solid entry-point for curious parties.

Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I’m Drunk (prod. E-Swift)

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Intro: Tash, speaking to J-Ro

Yo whassup man, get up man [*urrp* I can’t bust man]
Get up nigga, bust [I’m fucked]
Get up you gotta do your verse nigga
[Aight I’ll try it] Get up nigga!

[Verse One: J-Ro]
I get drunk and I stumble to the phone
And conjure up a bitch to bone when I’m alone
OHh shit, tow back, I need to take a piss
Only when I’m drunk I sing a song like this
My grandma and your grandma [*urrp*]
Sittin by the fire
Hold on, turn the beat off
[Nah, keep it goin’ J-Ro can you make it?]
I’m just not knowin’
I get drunk and start talking mo’ shit
And when I got a gun in my hand you better get, out
Cause my brain just ain’t what it used to be
Forget tryin’ to rationalize, cover your eyes
Ah d-[*urrp*], damn I’m drunk
I need a chunk, no better yet a hunk of that funk
When I get drunk I might act uncouth
But when I get drunk I always tell the truth
Yeah I’m good, I’m bad, I’m dope, I’m freaky fresh
I make hip-hop fans say yes yes
The Liks comin through, you know we gonna blow upop
Hold up, hold up, I think I gotta…
[*urrrrrrp*] Damn, false alarm
Gettin all the ladies with my cool charm
When I get drunk I might even call my daddy a punk
Yeah, but only when I’m dr-[*urp*] drunk

Yeah, let me pass the forty, to my nigga, Tash

[Verse Two: Tash]
It goes one for the chronic, two for the amnesia
It’s the pimp-slap niggy with drinks in the freezer
Bust the one out, two out, [flips!] type of rapper
That’d get you our your seat quicker than a car jacker
Sip a Colt for the fever when I’m coolin’ with my people
Got hoes in East Columbus like I’m Billy Dee Winkle
Cause I move like, I’m smooth like I’m Harry Belafonte
Lookin for them niggas that jumped my homey Dante
All up in this bitch with the gin and Tanqueray
Drink like Mr. Wendal smoke bud like Dr. Dre
But that’s cause I’m old enough to do that type of shit
Got damn I gotta piss I pass the mic to E-Swift

[Verse Two cont.: E-Swift]
Yeah, I get drunk and can’t nobody whoop me
I’m trippin’, must be the brew that I was sippin’
Kickin’ in, guess I shouldn’t have mixed it with the gin
Cause when I’m layin’ on my back I can feel the room spin
One too many, I reckon
Feelin I gotta earl, any second
Wanna get up but can’t move, feels like I’m stuck in the groove
What the fuck was I tryin to prove?
I get a rep for downin’ four-oh’s
All the hoes knows them Alkaholik bros
Niggas call me dad I got a fifth in the trunk
Might fuck an ugly bitch but only when I’m drunk

[Verse Three: J-Ro]
Aight, think I’m feelin’ a little better
Ready to bust this, like this
And ya don’t miss, check it out

I get drunk and start thinkin’ bout my friends
That passed on with every forty ounce the memory will last on
Black Man Muzzle, Mike Lee and Suavey D
The three MCs will always live in my memories
We used to rock shows, we used to rock hoes
And drink forty-oh’s, and wear the same clothes
Damn I wish we could go through it again
But I know one day we gonna do it again
And when that day comes it’s gonna be live
But I ain’t in no hurry so I don’t drink and drive
The Alkaholiks we gets funky when we drinkin’
Just a li’l somethin’, to pump up the thinkin’

[Outro: J-Ro]
Beer run! Ante up nigga
Ha ha, put the money in the hat

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