Friday, August 22, 2008

lyrics 2 go...

I love music. I'm a ole skool hip hop head to the core. I have nothing against some of these new cats who are on the scene. I just think that you have to put more effort into what you're talking about to get the results that you want. If you want to get drunk or get high before you write your verse, then you never know what that will do to your creativity. I don't knock cats for doing what they do. I just know that music ain't what it used to be. Damn...I sound like my pops.

We're gonna keep it real simple today. Today's vibe is gonna be a verse, a rhyme, or 16 bars from one of your favorite songs. It doesn't have to be rap. It can be r&B, country, rock, or poetry.

Here's mine. NaS...Ni***r (Slave and the Master)

[Verse 1]
We trust no black leaders, use the stove to heat us
Powdered eggs and government cheeses
The calendars with Martin, JFK and Jesus
Gotta be fresh to go to school with fly sneakers
Schools with outdated books, we are the forgotten
Summers, coolin off by the fire hydrant
Yeah I'm from the ghetto
Where old black women talk about their sugar level - it's not unusual
To see photos of dead homie's funerals
Aluminium foil on TV antennas
Little TV sit on top the big TV, eating TV dinners
Girls die their hair with Kool-Aid
They gave us lemons, we made lemonade
But this nigger's payed, ancestral slaves
Descendant of kings, it's necessary I - bling
Put rims on everything, where tims on every scene
They say we N-I double G-E-R, we are
Much more, still we choose to ignore
The obvious, man this history don't acknowledge us
We were scholars long before colleges
They say we N-I double G-E-R, we are
Much more, but still we choose to ignore
The obvious, we are the slave and the master
What you lookin for? You the question and the answer
Have a good weekend



Keith said...

Okay-Here's mine-

"Farrakhan's a messenger and I
think you oughta listen to..
what he can say to you-
what you oughta do is
follow for now..
power to tha people...
pump the lyrical
hype tha miracle...
Black is back in...
alright we gonna win...
here it is...
TURN IT UP......

Bring the Noise-Public Enemy
"It takes a Nation of Millions to
Hold us Back"- 1988

Remember that??

Anonymous said...

Yo, yo, check it
It's important, we communicate
and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch
I never call you my bitch or even my boo
There's so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understandin and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray everyday more than anything
friends will stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family - love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

"The Light" by Common from "Like Water for Chocolate"-2000

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

me next: Immortal Technique

I'm stuck inside the future and life is chaotic
The government is psychotically racist and robotic
The matrix of entrapment is socio-economic
Erotic conspiracy theory becomes reality
Life is war, and every day's a battle to me
I'm on the brink of insanity, between extreme intelligence and split personalities
But I elevate to the point of reversing gravity
Revolutionary conceptuality spitting out of me
Even the dead people in my family tell me they proud of me
Stupidity's not allowed by me
Cuz I don't got time to play
I'm the black whole lyricist that'll take your shine away
Darkness at any time of day
I'm the Technique and your nobody so what you trying to say
Stellar density becomes your physical alignment
1.8 billion tons per square inch confinement

Dominant Species

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

one mo gin folk from the scholar warrior in me

linton Kwesi Johnson sang
Madness, madness
Madness tight on the heads of the rebels
The bitterness erup's like a heart blas'
Broke glass, ritual of blood an' a-burnin'
Served by a cruelin' fighting
5 nights of horror and of bleeding
Broke glass, cold blades as sharp as the eyes of hate
And the stabbin', it's
War amongs' the rebels
Madness, madness, war

Night number one was in Brixton
Sofrano B sound system
'im was a-beatin' up the riddim with a fire
'im comin' down his reggae reggae wire
It was a sound checkin' down your spinal column
A bad music tearin' up your flesh
An' the rebels dem start a fighting
De youth dem just tun wild, it's
War amongs' the rebels
Madness, madness, war

Five Nights of Bleeding

B said...

Here's mines own:

[BRIDGE from Outkast's "In Due Time" (Cee-Lo)]

"Struggling's just a part of my day
Many obstacles have been placed in my way
I know the only reason that I make it through
Is because I never stop believing in you
Some people wonder why we're here in the 1st place
They can't believe because they ain't never seen your face
But even when you pray, the next day you gotta try
Can't wait for nobody to come down out the sky
You've got to realize that the world's a test
You can only do your best and let him do the rest
You've got your life, you've got your health
So quit procrastinating and push it yourself
You've got to realize that the world's a test
You can only do your best and let him do the rest
You've got your life, you've got your health

So quit procrastinating"

Loves it. Happy Firday!

Smarty Jones said...

My turn ...

"I came into this world high as a bird
From second hand cocaine powder I know it sounds ubsurd
I never tooted but it's in my brain
While the rest of the country bungies off bridges without no snap back
And bitches they say they need that to shake they fannies in these ass clubs
They go the other route, turn each other out, burn each other out
Where a bonified N***a like me can't even get no back rub these days
Ain't that bleak on they part
But let me hold it down cause they shut you down when you speak from your heart
Now that's hard
While we ranting and raving 'bout gats, n***a they made them gats they got some shit that'll blow out our back from where they stay at ..."

- "Babylon" by Outkast from the "ATLiens" CD

The Jaded NYer said...

Sorry, but I need to give you all the lyrics to this song, because when it came out I was like YES!!

How to stay paralyzed by fear of abandonment
How to defer to men in solveable predicaments
How to control someone to be a carbon copy of you
How to have that not work and have them run away from you

How to keep people at arms length and never get too close
How to mistrust the ones who supposedly love the most
How to pretend you're fine and don't need help from anyone
How to feel worthless unless you're serving or helping someone

I'll teach you all this in 8 easy steps
A course of a lifetime you'll never forget
I'll show you how to in 8 easy steps
I'll show you how leaderships looks when taught by the best

How to hate women when you're supposed to be a feminist
How to play all pious when you're really a hypocrite
How to hate god when you're a prayer and a spiritualist
How to sabotage your fantasies by fears of success

I've been doing research for years
I've been practicing my ass off
I've been training my whole life for this moment I swear to you
Culminating just to be this well-versed leader before you

How to lie to yourself and thereby to everyone else
How to keep smiling when you're thinking of killing yourself
How to numb a la holic to avoid going within
How to stay stuck in blue by blaming them for everything

-8 Easy Steps by Alanis Morissette

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I love this song by Lauryn Hill. Its called "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill:

My world it moves so fast today
The past it seems so far away,
And life, squeezes so tight that i can't breathe

And every time i've tried to be
What someone else thought of me
So caught up, i wasnt able to acheive

And deep in my heart
The answer, it was in me
And I made up my mind
To define my own destiny

I look at my environment,
And wonder where the fire went,
What happened to everything we used to be?

I hear so many cry for help,
Searching outside of themselves
Now I know that His strength is within me

And deep in my heart
The answer, it was in me
And I made up my mind
To define my own destiny

And deep in my heart
The answer, it was in me
And I made up my mind
To define my own destiny

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i won't pretend, that i intend to stop living
i won't pretend, i'm good at forgiving
but i cant hate you, tho i have tried
i still really really love you
love is stronger than pride
i still really really love you


one of the most honest love songs ever...most of us have been there, i'm sure :-)

p.s. i hate when you do music posts cuz its so hard to pick just ONE!!! *kicking you*

Eb the Celeb said...

1 song... like fo real tho... nawl dawg I cant even do it... you know I'm a music head I wouldnt even know where to begin..

kudos on finding a new pic to post though!

12kyle said...

awwwwwwww mann!!! y'all are coming up with some hot ones

the only person who has managed to stump me is torrance! lol

that was one of common's best cd's in my humble opinion. he's one of my favorite mcs. i loved this song

@ torrance
you stumped me. the next time that i stop by the shop...i'ma need these. lol

@ b
awwwwwww! you really got me on this one. i remember when it came out. i was going thru a rough period in my life and i listened to this song almost every day.

*heading to youTube to find the video*

thanks a milli

@ smarty jones
"While we ranting and raving 'bout gats, n***a they made them gats they got some shit that'll blow out our back from where they stay at ..."

nobody can tell me that andre 3k wasn't rappin'!!! that dude is next level

@ jaded santana
i've heard this song only twice but i love the lyrics. i knew that you'd bring something always do. thanks

@ beautifully.conjured.up
anutha classic cd!!! can we get lauryn to come back??? pleeeeease!!!

@ pcd
*limping from the kick*


yes! we have definitely been there. anutha gem from pcd!

@ eb the celeb
i got one for you

it was made by mike jackson

beat it. lol

Rich said...

LOL @ you and Eb, but for the life of me I can't think of one song that I just love like THAT.

The F$%K it List said...

A milli A milliii I KID I KID you know I don't love Lil Wayne HAHAH

Conceive true deception multiplied a million fold
Visualize the yin and yang in a battle so intense
that we get them confused
The resident evil specialize in misconstruing
We want to be at a presidential level-what are we doing
Foolin’ ourselves, clowinin ourselves, playin ourselves
By not being ourselves
We can’t babble no more than we can bob our head off beat
Nimrod by the time we forty cause we can’t get off meat
While we ask no reason for the misplacement of the season
Look at the picture that’s painted
Tainted as the mind that’s blinded to the point
where sodomites get all the rights
We fall for fights with fisticuffs
Get pissed enough to miss the bus
It disgusts me to see my folks run up on
I say stand up on the section of time marked Revelations
And recognize this mind on the reality of horror
Known as mankind
Jesus and his twleve disciple make thirteen
A righteous number of righteous men
Even Judas the Betrayer came true in the end
The Devil says the end is the beginning
They teach that we were the product of incest
Invest no level of self into this system of Paganomics
Stand with us and don’t look back upon it
Just face this mindstate
Otherwise Babylon…

Like Memories of yesterday

Big Rube on Intro to
"13th Floor/ Growing Old"
ATLiens Outkast….

The entire song is fire but this part brings me to tears each time I hear it.

I have to add one more later.

Rich said...

My favorite musician lets his instrument speak for him -- Mr. Miles Davis

Keith said...

@Rich -There ya go....Miles Davis is who I listen to, when I'm really chillin...sittin in the dark, sippin...contemplating my next moves.

Darius T. Williams said...

Um, I guess mine would be

'i'm a man of many wishes,
i hope my, um, - lol - i can't even think of it'

wow...sorry bro - my mind is shot!

Sexxy Luv said...

You embrace me
Respect me
You trust me
Never judge me
You're my man
My best friend
You accept me for who I am
I feel so safe when I'm in your arms
Nothing can tear us apart
You bring out the best in me
The greatest gift heaven sent to me


Smarty Jones said...

I got another one ...

"I made the change from a common theif to up close and personal with Robin Leach
And I'm far from cheap I smoke skunk with my peeps all day
Spread love it's the Brooklyn way
The Moet and Alize keep me pissy, girls used to dis me
Now they write letters cause they miss me
I never thought it could happen, this rappin' stuff
I was too used to packin' gats and stuff
Now honey's play me close like butter play toast, from the Mississippi down to the East Coast
Condos in Queens, indo for weeks
Sold out seats to hear Biggie Smalls speak
Livin' life without fear, puttin' five carats in my baby girl's ear
Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool
Considered a fool cause I dropped outta high school
Stereotype of a black male misunderstood
And it's still all good
If ya don't know, now ya know n***a ..."
- Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy"

karrie b. said...

love nas long time.


Miss Mika said...

I know you know this one...


When I was a young boy
I had visions of fame
They were wild and they were free
They were blessed with my name

And then I grew older
And I saw what's to see
That the world is full of pain
And my dreams, they left me

And then I got stronger
Inside of the pain
That's when I picked up the pieces
And I regained my name

And I fought hard, y'all
To call by my place
And right now you could ask me
And it all seems in vain

"You Will Know" by B.M.U (Black Men United) 1994

Dang, I am getting old.

L. Renee' said...

What's up 12Kyle.
This one goes out to all of the diehard lovers out there!

So many times you could have walked away. But I didn't have to say a word to convince you to stay. Cause you know and I know this thing is real. So we continue to learn and our love grows deeper still. Each day I watch you get better at this. Each moment I'm more and more convinced. We trusted love, we took the risk, we ran our own pace, we won our race and I could never turn away.
We came this far, the stars look up at you baby, My heart belongs right here next to you baby.

Kindred The Family Soul "Stars"

dessex said...

Visualizin the realism of life and actuality

Fuck who's the baddest a person's status depends on salary

And my mentality is, money orientated
I'm destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it
cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as five percenters
But somethin must of got in us cause all of us turned to sinners
Now some, restin in peace and some are sittin in San Quentin
Others such as myself are tryin to carry on tradition
Keepin the schwepervesence street ghetto essence inside us
Cause it provides us with the proper insight to guide us
Even though, we know somehow we all gotta go
but as long as we leavin thievin we'll be leavin with some kind of dough
so, and to that day we expire and turn to vapors
me and my capers-ll be somewhere stackin plenty papers
Keepin it real, packin steel, gettin high
Cause life's a bitch and then you die

AZ on Nas' "Life's a Bitch"

That is one of the realest verses ever.

12kyle said...

@ rich
it doesn't have to be a song that you love. just pick one.

@ the f$%k it list
lmao @ a milli

big rube is a deep dude. i don't think he ever tried to rap. i've seen him do spoken word here in atlanta. he's a deep brutha. good verse!

@ rich
can't go wrong with miles!

@ keith
i feel you!

@ darius
haaaa! that's stevie wonder

@ sexxy luv stumped me. who did this song?

@ smarty jones
ahhhhhh! the notorius one! we mis big poppa!

@ karrie b
i've been down since live at the barbecue

@ mika
if you think it may you feel do think it mad me feel? lmao!!!! i remember it, tho. wonder what happened to tevin campbell???

@ lrenee
this one is truly for the lovers. it took me back. the words are deep and powerful

@ dessex
i knew when i created this post that you'd come up with some fiiiiiyahhh! and you did!

this joint is arguably one of the hottest 16 bars ever spitten. az killed it! he's always been dope and he'll always be compared to this verse.

good one, bruh

The F$%K it List said...

I don't think he ever really tried it either but I know he moved me (and still does) every time I hear him on that song....Love it...

Ok next song, my MAN NAS

I sip the Dom P, watchin Gandhi til I'm charged
Then writin in my book of rhymes, all the words pass the margin
To hold the mic I'm throbbin, mechanical movement
Understandable smooth shit that murderers move wit
The thief's theme, play me at night, they won't act right
The fiend of hip-hop has got me stuck like a crack pipe
The mind activation, react like I'm facin time like
Perry Mason with pens I'm embracin
Wipe the sweat off my dome, spit the phlegm on the streets
Suede Timb's on my feets, makes my cypher, complete
Whether crusin in a six-cab, or Montero Jeep
I can't call it, the beats make me fallin asleep
I keep fallin, but never fallin six feet deep
I'm out for presidents to represent me (Say what?)
I'm out for presidents to represent me (Say what?)
I'm out for dead presidents to represent me

"The World is yours"

Sexxy Luv said...

Tamika Scott (Xscape)- Greatest Gift.

i love the song take a listen when you have a minute. :)

Mizrepresent said...

Here go, from my favorite man of Hip-Hop:

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care
And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain't nuttin don't believe him
And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
Cause sista you don't need him
And I ain't tryin to cash up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be unhappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it's time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can't make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up

12kyle said...

@ the f$%k it list
anutha classic from illmatic

@ sexxy luv
i'll check this one out.

@ miz
pac did it on this one. it was one of his most popular songs.

12kyle said...
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shine said...

oh...i'm feeling this. thanks for the lyrics. i have to admit that i was put off by the title of this album--i might have to look a little bit deeper. old skool hip hop--sigh--a long lost love.

Coop said...

"Millennium" Kast

me and everything around me is unstable like Chernobyl. ready to go at any moment. jumpin like a pogo stick. life never lived up to my expectations. so i except the patience. expect the worst but now I'm pacing back and forth. inside i'm melting like water on wicked witches. a monster truck done came and ran over my picket fences. i had the best of life in my clenches but monkey wrenches was thrown(throne). like chairs kings sit on. my prayers seem too long. i fall asleep before the ending. don't even get to say 'amen'. i hope he understands i be on bended knees. at times i think i'm crazy then i say forget it. or maybe it's the devil infiltrating and like Riddick Bowe I've been fighting this since them fetus days. i'll count from 1 to 20. when i'm through, repeat the phrase "it's just a phase. it's gonna all pass." but that gets old too. i'm weakening like a Deacon doing dirt. What am I supposed to do?
uh uh uuuh uh uuh uh uh....

Forgive the punctuation. I just listened a typed a minute ago.

Atlanta gets hella love over here!! Xscape, Rube, and Kast. Where's Tony Mercedes! LOL

12kyle said...

@ shine
i think he confused some people when he talked about what he wanted to name his cd. i'm glad that he changed the name of it and it's now untitled.

before i heard this cd, i didn't understand. now, i do. it's the best cd that i've heard in years. check it'll like it!

@ coop
welcome to the 12th Planet. make sure that you come back. we have a good time over here. we're here everyday like a stray cat.

lmao @ tony mercedes! you took me back with that one.

"weakening like a deacon doing dirt"


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