[Intro: Joe Budden]
Joey! Let's go!
[Verse 1: Joe Budden]
Back in the days before your present
Back when it was a little more pleasant
Before I knew this rap sh*t would ever lure me in
Let's go back like Mike Fox in the Delorean
Back in the day sh*t, back to the basics
When brass knuckles used to leave a n***a face ticked
Its back to the Diadoras and the Asics
It's back to the New Edition and The Take 6
"I'm number one—one—one—one"
Damn it feels good to see hip-hop say it's #1
Way back if you able to do the math, yeah
I'm talkin' bout the cool table in the cafe, yeah
When the strip was introduced to pedico
Commodore 64 and Coleco
Not back to Cali, back to the valley
Back to Dapper Dan y'all, back to Bally's
Back before Boomerang, Strange'
Before Zhané and go a little further back to Kwame
Damn, we came a long way