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"My Dawgs" is a song written and recorded by Michael Conor. The audio was released over SoundCloud October 19, 2016, with the music video uploaded on YouTube on the same date.[1] In December 2018 he performed it at the X-Mas with Cassidy event.

Background

Michael removed it down from his SoundCloud and unlisted the music video on his YouTube channel in 2018, explaining he was just experimenting at that time. Later in December 2018 he made the track public again on his SoundCloud, then unlisted once more in February 2019. The song is sampled from The Notorious B.I.G’s "Juicy".[2]

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Might've hit the mall, buy it all with my dawgs
'Bout to hit the court, gonna ball on my dawgs
'Cause ain't nothing changed, still hanging with my dawgs

[Verse 1]
Ridin' through the streets on the east side
Hand out the window throw a peace sign
Got fans in the stands with their hands up
You can try to come close, but you can't touch
So don't hate, 'cause we don't want none of it
We're in your town, but we ain't even come from it
It's just us, getting love where we came from
Do it all with my dawgs since day one
Might hit the mall, cop the J's that just dropped
Hit the court JR with the jump-shot[3]
Going up all night, yeah we don't stop
We're gonna rise from the bottom till we on top

[Chorus]
Ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Might've hit the mall buy it all with my dawgs
'Bout to hit the court gonna ball on my dawgs
'Cause ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Might've hit the mall buy it all with my dawgs
'Bout to hit the court gonna ball on my dawgs
'Cause ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs

[Verse 2]
Uh, we never coming up short
People lookin' at the whip that we riding in
We're all 'bouta ball up at the court
Ain't my crossover looking like Iverson
If you stick to your roots ain't nothing gonna change you
I'm like Ray, still with the same crew[4]
Ay, came in the game I'ma stay true
Don't ever change for the fame, 'cause it ain't you
It don't come easy like this, you can't beat me
Can you even see how I write this?
People think it's easy when they read or recite this
They didn't believe me and now they see that I might just be up now
I got the vision, they ain't seein' it though
I ain't playing any games, in a league of my own
And I got a small circle I be keeping it closed
And maybe one day they'll be putting me on a throne (It's Michael Conor)

[Chorus]
Ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Might've hit the mall buy it all with my dawgs
'Bout to hit the court gonna ball on my dawgs
'Cause ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Ain't nothing changed still hanging with my dawgs
Might've hit the mall, buy it all with my dawgs
'Bout to hit the court gonna ball on my dawgs
'Cause ain't nothing changed, still hanging with my dawgs

Music Video

The music video was shot and edited by SceneAmatiX.[5]

Michael_Conor_-_My_Dawgs_(Official_Music_Video)

Michael Conor - My Dawgs (Official Music Video)

Notes and References

  1. Michael Conor (@MichaelConor). Twitter. October 16, 2016.
  2. Michael Conor - "My Dawgs" | Genius Lyrics. Genius. October 19, 2016.
  3. Over the lyric website Genius, Michael and his friend Jake Bopple provided explanations on a few lyrics. In this particular lyric, Jake Bopple wrote, "Michael is referencing Cavaliers player JR Smith who is known to have an excellent jump shot, he is implying that he has a very good jump shot."
  4. Michael Connor explained, "In this line Michael references fellow Cleveland rapper Ray Jr’s 2014 hit “Same Crew”." Ray Jr. helped Michael produce a few of his videos, and this may be a tribute to him.
  5. "Michael Conor - My Dawgs (Official Video)". October 19, 2016.
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