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Eric B. & Rakim

[Rakim]

Me and the rap's laid back

Nonchalant and relaxed in the track

Put together well so it ain't hard to tell

Easy to recognize so my records'll sell

On the microphone well known with a low tone

Show and prove when the stage show is shown

All you hear is screams when I'm hit by the laser beams

Ladies fiend rappers are choosin up teams

So who could beat up just before we meet up

Before I kick a rhyme, I kick my feet up

to let you know, everything's under control

Under surveillance, takin over your soul

So let me handle this, gettin scandalous

All my jams are hits, never plan to miss

Crowd is captured, released at my permission

Peep em, as I, keep em eager to listen

[Rakim]

Opponents are found paralyzed from the mic down

Left with a little sight ears still hear the sound

Try to clear your mind but it's still there

Give him about a year, then give him a wheelchair

I damage and deteriorate, til your brain dead

No huss cuss what I discuss'll bust his head

Here's some hearin aids when your eardrums fail

You get scars, so you could read it in braille

Close your third eye, then I do body work

And I keep the same procedure til somebody's hurt

My DJ'll sew up cuts like an M.D.

And I still move crowds like an M.C.

Entertain and tear you out of your frame

Leave you in a puddle of blood, then let it rain

Then I get deep, so try to withstand

on my level to think, or sink like quicksand

He couldn't hang, so I cut the rope short

Watchin em fall, cause they need more support

This is the way that I done, all of my competition

Peep em, as I, keep em eager to listen

Keep em eager to listen

[Rakim]

The performance I give em is, somethin like a hypnotism

Swingin back and forth, til you can keep the rhythm

At the tone of my voice, you will become

eager to listen dance in a trance til you see the

are on stage, no cheers, all ears

All three of your eyes on me, so it appears

just like you thought it would be, but even better

Live and direct on stage, instead of the

radio or video or studio rehearsin

I'm at my best in the flesh in person

The main attraction, center of attention

The crowd'll go crazy, soon as I mention

it's time to communicate, so let's conversate

I get my point across, when you respond I make sense

So now we could continue the mission

As I, keep em eager to listen

As I, keep em eager to listen

[Rakim]

I used to always say one day

I'll play in the NBA cause I'll slay

opponents well, and also excel

as a black quarterback in the NFL

I throw to score so I can hear the crowd roar

Keep em, out of they seats and on the floor

And when I win, it'll pump my adrenaline

My record is undefeated, and I'll win again

I'll never lose or hear boos from the audience

cause they participate, and applaud me since

I bring em what they want to hear

And they'll fill up the atmopshere

with people that came to party, and have a good time

So when I'm gone, I'm sure, you understood the rhyme

Because I promise to accomplish the mission

Cause I, keep em eager to listen

Written by BARRIER, ERIC/GRIFFIN, WILLIAM
Published by EMI Music Publishing

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