Blackalicious
Give it to Ya
[Hook: Gift of Gab and KWEEN]
Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
And rip into you fine as wine, sublime the kind
Of spitters who would shine divine
With rhymes and life, is what you make it

Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
They rip into ya night to night, recite the type, of writtens
Come inside the light, tonight's the night, we give it to ya

[Verse 1: Gift of Gab]
Comin' back to slay, when I rap this way
Blowin' minds wit' these lyrics out my fact-oray
That are practic-ally, on some maste-ray
Show you all how a funky record has to be
Not to toot my horn, I'm from Californ
It's the cheese, not the kind that come from cows in barns
But the kind that meets your needs in like a thousand forms
As we dance to this ever flowin' masquerade
Homey, pa** the J, homies pa** away
Over pride when another n***a blast a K
Evil thoughts hearts chilly, D**kie Dastard-lay
All his people mourned deeply as the pastor prayed
Come through from out of town, you wouldn't last a day
All they know is long money and a**a**ination
Get it now, not tomorrow, don't procrastinate
This my grind, verbal slangin', I'm a master fate
In a drastic way, this is cla** so pay
Close attention, write all night 'til I gasp and faint
Get my people out this struggle of that Section 8
If you want it, hey we got it, you don't have to wait because...

[Hook]
Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
And rip into you fine as wine, sublime the kind
Of spitters who would shine divine
With rhymes and life, is what you make it

Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
They rip into ya night to night, recite the type, of writtens
Come inside the light, tonight's the night, we give it to ya

[Verse 2: KWEEN]
Golden voice wit' style, spirit poised for power
Definition of a goddess, I'm a poster child
As I boast about, here's a dose fo' trail
Evil spirits don't concern me, tell the ghost be out!
Shine my light to dim, all the spite within
Compet**ion, cause at times, I know we frighten them
All we really wanna do is give some sight to them
All my people, New York City to the coast of Cal
I'm the toast of towns, I'm the cat's meow
Movin' faster than your mind, come and catch me now
N***as see me on the stage and want to ask me out
I'm the true original never a hand-me-down
When I flash no doubt, know that a** is out
Nefert**i, Mama Zulu, try and pa** the Nile
Take your breath away it's like you're catchin' asthma now
In this verbal marathon, you couldn't last a mile because...
[Hook]
Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
And rip into you fine as wine, sublime the kind
Of spitters who would shine divine
With rhymes and life, is what you make it

Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
They rip into ya night to night, recite the type, of writtens
Come inside the light, tonight's the night, we give it to ya

[Verse 3: Lyrics Born]
Lyrics Born to rap, I put it all on that
Twelve years deep, my foot ain't comin' off the gas
We walk the chosen path, close the culture gap
O.G. like the Figure-Four the Boston Crab
All across the map, beyond the almanac
You see me backstage posted lookin' so relaxed
Lady wit' me, open toe, lil' shoulder bag
Hat tipped just a bit, ooh she cold like that
Where my ballers at? If you can call it that
Partna' both you and me know that sh*t is boulderdash
We see right through yo phony a** like youse a hologram
We so real, when they see us, it's like they pause and gasp
Cat's lookin' like they see a flyin' saucer pa**
Cross they arms, turn they heads like they was Ultraman
We gotcha whole clique surrounded in a cul-de-sac
So baby get ta jump-ropin' over broken gla** because...
[Hook]
Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
And rip into you fine as wine, sublime the kind
Of spitters who would shine divine
With rhymes and life, is what you make it

Rhyme for rhyme and line for line
The lyrics from the mind that's prime, arrive on time
They rip into ya night to night, recite the type, of writtens
Come inside the light, tonight's the night, we give it to ya

"The Craft"