Blackalicious
Inspired By
[Verse 1: Gift of Gab]
First crime I would commit, it was a misdemeanor
No loot on me so I had gaffled Stepped In The Arena
Musically I fell in a trance I thought of X to see what
He said is this as fresh to you as this is fresh to me bruh?
Then album by album I get CDs and get some[?] reefer[?]
Consistency, essential beats and rhymes this sh*t was ether
Went from them battle rhymes to trying to make a dope LP
Thanks for the inspiration
Those departed, rest in peace

[Chorus]
Inspired by the ones who do it for the love of the game
Inspired by the pioneers who set it off and who came before us inspired by the creative forces that reigned above the globe and save the day
Inspired by the culture way before we all could get paid
Inspired by the greats who made the cla**ic music we played
Inspired by the fans who came to see the music displayed
In styles unfurled in ma** arrays

[Verse 2: Gift of Gab]
I never knew (I never knew)
A singer could be like a tool
For grounding spirits to the truth
Every lyric ritual a tribute to
A mystic mover for the first time
I listened to it I was so high but not on thai
It was like God was speaking through it
On my job felt like it was a day off
From the natural mystic in the air that left the sheriff lost
In the essence no question
The timelessness lives on
Thank you for the inspiration
We forever jamming on too

[Chorus]
Inspired by the ones who do it for the love of the game
Inspired by the pioneers who set it off and who came before us
Inspired by the creative forces that reigned above the globe and save the day
Inspired by the culture way before we all could get paid
Inspired by the greats who made the cla**ic music we played
Inspired by the fans who came to see the music displayed
In styles unfurled in ma** arrays

[Verse 3: Gift of Gab]
It's Blacka singing thank you for the inspiration
It's because of all of y'all we doing more than just a day job
Yea, this took a while we thank you for your patience
Every time that life is suckin' you remind and motivate us
That this is for a purpose so after drinks are purchased
And all the bubbles fizz away the cream will always surface
Thank you for your inspiration until further indication
We keep murdering the fake until it's done and over!
[Bridge]
We are inspired by you
We walk in your footsteps
Stand on your shoulders
Now we reached new levels that never been touched
Adrenaline rush whoa we're inspired by you

[Chorus]
Inspired by the ones who do it for the love of the game
Inspired by the pioneers who set it off and who came before us
Inspired by the creative forces that reigned above the globe and save the day
Inspired by the culture way before we all could get paid
Inspired by the greats who made the cla**ic music we played
Inspired by the fans who came to see the music displayed
In styles unfurled in ma** arrays