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not only is this a dope track..and i can relate..born in 1980 as well :thumb: she also says in the song.. "so then we moved up..thought i was the fresh prince" great video as well! they just released the song here..to the uk folks..how old is this track? what can you tell me about estelle? :poke:
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This track is quite new in the UK here as well! I love Estelle and I am so looking forward to hearing her album drop! She has done various collabs and is now ready to drop her album. In my opinion she is Britains Premiere female emcee. She did a great song with Blak Twang (Britains best male emcee) called Trixstar! Its about the troubles with boys and girls!

When her album drops I'd advise anyone to check it out!
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Yeh it is an ace song. I like songs about grwoing up and stuff. I think it reached top 20 in the UK, still in the charts right now i think.

It also mentions about learning the dance steps for Kid n Play. :switch:

Got these lyrics off the net, think they are mostly correct


I grew up in the 1980's
in a 4-bedroom house my family my Grandma
3 or 4 Aunties Uncles and Brothers
in and out of prison daily
at certain times when there was no heat
we stay under covers
there was life like u never seen
Daddy taking extra people in
come dinner time It was tippin' 18
boil a big pot of water and the soap to take a bath
with my face in Olive Oil all my mates used to laugh
And my Cousin's moved out And we all got divided
as i started to get older I seen god providing
I've seen £50 last 3 months solid
I got my first pair of 'Nikes' we were still eating porridge
me and my cousin used to play 'Mel & Kim'
practising dancin' coming down the stairs and ting
I touched Africa and came back darker
knowing myself feeling my roots a little bit harder

1980 year that God made me
89 i started to get mine
99 i started to write rhymes
come, walk with me baby this were my life
1980 year that God made me
89 i started to get mine
99 i started to write rhymes
come, walk with me baby this were my life

So then we moved up thought i was the 'Fresh Prince'
'Dynasty' was re-runs and 'Dallas' was faded
with 3 beds this time and 6 kids
still we got a doggy (Does that dog 'ave to bark)
A proper butt is for a pair of 'LA Gear'
he thought it was for taking pictures of his belle's rear,
we started hanging out my jeans got tighter
my weird neighbours set their own house on fire
Church was All day every day and every week
that's where i learned how to sing
hearing that Master Preach
Benediction was all we went for
so we could run home and play 'connect 4'
Mum worked late and we learnt to cook
so i started doing stew pea soup
In the room watching Kung-Fu films
and Cleopatra films.....

[ Repeat Chorus]

the man downstairs was dead for 3 weeks
his own cat started eating him, the house starts to wreak
that's when we moved out, our house was bigger
we had the large garage and the __
we used to pray for 3 hours in the morning
sitting on the school bus believe we was yawning
all our hair was stuck down to our forehead
sexy boys walking round showing interest
in what i don't know coz we all had flat chests
don't think we never mastered the 'Kid n Play' steps
doowop for days in the bogle yep
but this is just the beginning of my life right,
9 kids a house in one life time
yo, the beginning of my life right
9 kids a house in one life time......
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