What's up everyone. We are doing a contest with T.I. and we are giving away $1200 a day for the next 10 days. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.

Drop a track that can match or beat the one above (in your opinion)....

RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2010 in The Essence

Starting it off with a track produced by Hi-Tek from R.E's Train of Thought... I thought this whole track had the power to move just about anything.... saw it live and definitely lived up to my expectations, Kweli delivers....

"Get 'em up, get 'em up - what
What's with the melodrama,
Fellas wanna hover in my cipher like a helicopter
Like it's a special honor
The stealth bomber, gem dropper, make the ghetto holla - inter-conti-nental
Take you high like sky divers, when we spark like live wires
Original, cave men quest for my fire
Express my desire to drop this new 🤬
These record executives keep tellin' me ya'll stupid
Now if they right, shut the 🤬 up
Revolutionaries throw your guns up
Whether you a bourgie broad who actin' stuck up or
Some ignorant thug 🤬 shooting the club up
We're gonna make ya'll feel this
Break ya'll spirit with ya'll fake that realness - word
Ringin' it, bringin' it, in for the new millenium to way after that
I call these cats Reynolds 'cos they plastic wrap"


  • ninjasenses
    ninjasenses Members Posts: 157
    edited November 2010

    always loved this track...can-i-bus has some dope ass rhymes. In my opinion, very few can top the subjects he touches on and th elegance in which he does it
    He was the illest alive but nobody would face it
    he spit till his tongue was too torched to taste, it
    properly funded corporations carbon-dated his latest creations
    to extract the information
    They found it utterly amazing
    they claimed the body of his work was the same thing as a priceless painting
    Never mattered to him, the art galleries hated him
    cause Thomas Kinkade called, said he would take 10
    Complete enigmas wrapped in puzzles encrypted in language
    with sound but without shape or signature
    Kept files in his garage, on MS-DOS
    in a fire-proof pod, we thought it was odd
    Outside there was a shed with an Oppenheimer lock
    he apparently kept more wax then Madame Tussaud's
    We were in total awe, cause it blew our minds
    so many rhymes that were intricately designed
    He WAS Poet Laureate of his time
    and if you don't mind, I'd like to share some of his rhymes
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    ^^^ Nice choice... that was sick, I've always been tempted to cop that album... may have to now.

    I rock Versacci, sippin VSOP and Hennessey in foam cups
    Motorola flips with illegal chips
    Dip-pin' like Teela where everybody momma collectin money from fiend
    Five series Beemer, one-hundred and eighty-nine horsepower
    I like 🤬 with dimples and nipples the size of silver dollars
    Rollin three deep in Eddie Bauers chokin out LAPD Rottweilers
    like chihuahuas, all day eryday
    In Southern California where the dogs and the ribs stay
    And nowadays fools don't know how to act
    Cause we all wanna be Tony Montana
    Matter of fact, gimme five we got dap, gimme twenty-five
    We got a bird and profit is made
    So while the 🤬 cut cavvy with a razor blade
    I rock beats without baking soda
    And money gets watched it's only illegal if you get caught
    Thought you knew cause the DEA do it too
    Keep seperate books for the internal revenue
    Capitalism is pimps and hoes
    In ninety-six I 'spose anything goes

    Maybe not on the back of Canibus lyrically, but definitely a classic track, IMO. I especially like the "I rock beats without the baking soda" dope.
  • stoneface
    stoneface Members Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010

    "Playing Marvin Gaye right before and after I do 🤬 ..."
  • cobbland
    cobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Members Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Crooklyn Dodgers
  • ninjasenses
    ninjasenses Members Posts: 157
    edited November 2010

    Eager to see what you guys think can trump this...its a masterpiece in my mind
  • Roster Player #99
    Roster Player #99 Members Posts: 4,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010

    not even the whole song.....
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    tonys. wrote: »

    not even the whole song.....

    Bold statement... but very nice track :tu Not better than Deltron 3030 though, IMO.