[Verse 1: Aesop Rock]
Roses for the OG MF
Where were you when Bob dropped the OG Deadbent?
I was over Tony's on some "Whoa is that? No, is that?
Yes, it's Zev Love X, sounding reckless"
I took it to the head and heart, you were back as Metal Face
And threatening my pearl white Acura from the 2nd bar
Barfing up a master class in charismatic disrespect
And trash talk, mask on, mac and cheese Timberlands
Sold the first Appleseed CDs at your Brownies show
While you were saying "something to rеmember like thе Alamo"
I was yelling every word and never late
And when you finally played "Hey!" I felt the venue levitate
Ask anyone, L.I. to upstate
Come to learn it's only phase one of the flood gates
DOOM stay gluing true grit to the bass line
And made himself a hero and a villain at the same time
Back in '94 you had that line about the Nikes on the wire
I'd always see these Nikes on the wire when I was driving through a neighborhood somebody said you stayed in
Convinced I'd found the actual inspiration
For the record I was not even close to the right neighborhood
Even when the heart is pure, the brain is mush
Thank you for the stories, and a f**k you to the normies
Brewin said we lost our Jordan, I would sprinkle in some Vorhees and agree
Breeze I have this memory of me and you
Rapping Meat Grinder to each other at a BBQ in BK
Got the same memory with a couple other people too
Trading DOOM lines, that's what people do
You were always kind to me in person
I tried to play it cool but I was always kinda nervous
Thirty Summers a guide in the muddy waters
To the man with many names: I hope you're somewhere with your brother, yeah