Showing Their Side 

As local media demonized East Oakland's now-infamous "sideshows," capturing the real story fell to amateur videographers like Yakpasua Zazaboi and Dallas Lopes.

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Straight-lace Zeniths, rag tops, buckets, high performance

We really don't be trippin', you know what I'm sayin'?

Police came through, but now they're gone

In other words, the sideshow's on

To stop the sideshow, officer, just think

Maybe you should come and hit the spot with a tank

Cause the brothers from the O are gonna keep on ridin'

You can hit a tight one, straight sidin'

See, we ain't really trippin' off jail or the tickets

A brother wants to post, make bail and kick it

Now listen, this is the code to the show

For the people out there who just don't know

If your shit is hella clean, then bring it

If it's high performance, then swing it

If it's a motorcycle, you better serve it

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