Hip Hop Rules

Hip Hop Rules

Boogie Down Productions

[KRS-One]
Come again down, man
This is KRS-One on to wreck rough, rough, rough stuff
So, we're gonna do it like this now
Put up your hands if you love hip hop music like I do, seen?
And we gonna do it like this now
Listen to the lyrics! Bo!

Me say hip hop rule, hip hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it, come again!
Hip hop rule, hip hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it; we want
Rap music, we want the rap music, bo!
Rap music, we want the rap music, come again!
Rap music, we want the rap music, bo!
Rap music, we want the rap music

Way back in the days, 1979
Fatback Band made a record usin' rhyme
In the same year come the Sugarhill Gang
With the pow pow boogie, and the big bang-bang
R&B, Disco, Pop, Country, Jazz
All thought Hip-Hop, was just a little fad
But here comes Grandmaster Flash nonstop
And right after Flash, Run-D.M.C. dropped
Now, they had to pay attention to the scale
Where other music failed, hip-hop prevailed
See, rap music has gone platinum from the start
So, now, in eighty-nine we gettin' present as an art
Me ask, is it because we've got the eighty-nine vision?
Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Or is it because it's a unanimous decision?
Hey, hey, hey, hey

That hip-hop rule, hip-hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it, come again!
Hip-hop rule, hip-hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it; we want
Rap music, we want the rap music, bo!
Rap music, we want the rap music, come again!
Rap music, we want the rap music, come down!
Rap music, we want the rap music

I pick up the mic and put down crazy lyrics
I put it upon the phonograph so everyone can hear it
You want to sound like me, boy? You can't come near it
'Cause when I flash a new style, the people - dem a-cheer it
You get so jealous till you just can't bear it
Jealous of Ms. Melodie, me and Derek
See, Derek is D-Nice, and I'm KRS-One, ah
We'll rock ya in the winter, and we rocked ya last summer
You want to battle me, you got to wake up in the morning
'Cause if you're still sleepin', then I'm a start yawnin'

Because, ah, hip-hop rule, hip-hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it, come again!
Hip-hop rule, hip-hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it; we want
Rap music, we want the rap music, bo!
Rap music, we want the rap music, come again!
Rap music, we want the rap music, come down!
Rap music, we want the rap music

Just put up your hands if you like rap music
Put up your hands if you like rap music
Ms. Melodie, boy, she always on the mixer
And D-Square love rap music, ah
DJ Doc boy - yes, he's on the mix, and
KRS-One'll flash a lyric; we say
Here comes Yvette on the lyric and
Big Kap, rockin' on the mix, and
BDP boy will flash a lyric a
Knock the suckers down every time dem hear it, because...

Hip-hop rule, hip-hop rule
And these other industries out here cannot take it, come down!
Come again!
We want!
Bo!
Come again!
Bo!

Written by PARKER, LAWRENCE KRSONE
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Provided By LyricFind Inc.

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