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okaymattd
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"okayplayer fund..."


  

          

(this is also in general but i don't know how many of yall don't go there)....man, i've been hittin up the boards some lately and i've been readin a lot of books and this summer i was chillin in north philly a lot. some of y'all is goin through midlife crisis's or whatever, taht sucks, check it, i just started gettin payed for workin, now i'm not like the average kat who goes and spends that paycheck like nothin, i'm gonna do some good shit with my $, i've got $186.75. that's a start, shit's goin in a bank account as soon as i can get one set up. I'm here at home where there's heat when it's cold, there's a full fridge of food and a video game system and i can just chill on the internet, why do i need to use money i get workin when my mom and dad got it now? there are people out there with just enough to get by and a lot who can't get by, i'm gonna save up my money for as long as i can and i wanna know if anyone has any good ideas where to give it to and if anyone wants to help, there's mad people in north philly and mad other cities that need money. uh, i'm just sittin here and I WANNA HELP, i'm feelin sorry i was the lucky kid who got born into this family and i'm never gonna buy abercrombie and bitch and i'm not gonna be a greedy republican, it's time for change, nah mean? fuck this rich and poor shit, we should be more equal, effin too much racism is goin on in our government, and grrr.... help me peeps, my money is gonna do good shit!

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too much/too little
Wise_7
Sep 06th 2000
1
i was just thinkin' bout that...
Sep 06th 2000
2
that's the best idea...
Sep 06th 2000
3
      Okay
Sep 06th 2000
4
           RE: Okay
Sep 06th 2000
6
                RE: Okay
Sep 06th 2000
7
                     RE: Okay
Sep 06th 2000
8
                          RE: Okay
Sep 06th 2000
9
                               aight
Sep 06th 2000
10
RE: okayplayer fund...
Sep 06th 2000
5
aight, eff the fund, $50 to dove the rest to this lady in alabama, peace
Sep 06th 2000
11
Do it all
Sep 06th 2000
12
      RE: Do it all
Sep 06th 2000
13
           remember though
Oct 02nd 2000
33
RE: okayplayer fund...
Sep 06th 2000
14
let's fly with this!
Sep 06th 2000
15
i think y'all got me exited
Sep 06th 2000
16
      Let me just toss this out
Sep 06th 2000
17
           this summer
Sep 06th 2000
18
If you guys set it up, count me in
Marinera
Sep 06th 2000
19
settin' it up...
Sep 06th 2000
20
I GOT THE PHATTEST IDEA!!!!
Sep 07th 2000
21
RE: I GOT THE PHATTEST IDEA!!!!
Sep 07th 2000
22
So....
Sep 20th 2000
23
RE: okayplayer fund...
SiberianSpecialForces
Sep 23rd 2000
24
yo, i'm still makin cash.....
Sep 23rd 2000
25
i am down for whatever
Sep 24th 2000
26
good ideas
Sep 24th 2000
27
RE: okayplayer fund...
Sep 25th 2000
28
some dOpe ideas..
Sep 25th 2000
29
keep pushin' on..things are gonna get better it won't take long keep on ...
Sep 26th 2000
30
RE: keep pushin' on..things are gonna get better it won't take long keep...
Oct 01st 2000
31
      down with the movement
reynforest
Oct 02nd 2000
32
           yes.
Oct 02nd 2000
34

Wise_7

Wed Sep-06-00 11:09 AM

  
1. "too much/too little"
In response to Reply # 0


          

it's sad that some people just have too much, while others have too little.
the bottom line is that people don't know what to do with their money.
ANybody who has a little bit of money, just goes out and splurges.
I just think that people are ruining the intended purpose of money- which is....to NOT buy two mansions and six bentleys.

  

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Vette
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2. "i was just thinkin' bout that..."
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whoa what a coincidence. anyway what i had in mind was to set up like a pool of players and playettes who are willing to contribute whatever they can monthly. whether it be .50 cents or 100 bucks, whatever amount they can give...every little penny counts nowadays. and then we can all throw in our favorite charities on a list and vote on which one we want the money to go to once the money in the bank reaches a certain level. OR we can list all our favorite charities and take turns (ie. one year we give to Refugee Project and then the next year it goes to some place else) the incentive to both plans is that we'd always be putting the money somewhere. on a bigger scale we can register as a not for profit so that contributors can make it tax-deductible.

what i would like to see is that the money goes to a variety of groups representing the different ethnic groups or issues that okayplayers represent. we can even call it the okayplayer foundation or some other name if we can't use okayplayer for obvious legal reasons.

anyway those are just my thoughts...if anybody else has other ideas please ADD!

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3. "that's the best idea..."
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...i've seen on this board in a long time. put your money where our mouths are? what a novel idea.

it's your idea, find out what we need to do.

i'm down like a mug.

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janey
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4. "Okay"
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then to the extent that we all agree that AIDS is a problem, we should all be willing to sponsor Dove in the AIDS walk on the 24th of this month.

I'll find her post and push it up.

Peace.

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okaymattd
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6. "RE: Okay"
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i'll put some $ to dove but i wanted to help people in the city, i wanted to help Philly really but dag, i dunno.

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janey
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7. "RE: Okay"
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I understand and I think that's great. There are lots of people on this site from Philly, but many of us are not. I'm in SF, Dove's in Washington, BooDaah's in LA. So are you thinking about a national fund? Or separate funds for separate areas?

I'd like to see AIDS eradicated throughout the country, myself.

Peace.

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okaymattd
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8. "RE: Okay"
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honestly i don't know, but i was definetely planning on saving more than just what i have now cause i obviously wanna give it out but not quite yet cause i want it to get big, i really don't know about a plan, i kinda wanted to help okayplayer or whatever out by doin this but now that i look at that that's not a big deal unless they give mad $ to it but i'm thinkin too far ahead, i just wanna help people in need, i wanted to directly help like give em $ but i never really done this and i don't know much about it.

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janey
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9. "RE: Okay"
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I think it's a terrific idea. I think your heart is leading you in a wonderful direction. And I think it's great that you want to help people with your money --

I think that all I'm trying to do is say that the idea of a fund is a good one, and one that deserves attention, but that we also have an opportunity to sponsor one of our own okaypeeps in her efforts to do good.

Setting up a fund might take some time, so to the extent that you are eager to do something now, you might think about volunteering with an organization in your city with outreach to the homeless and the needy, while you organize the fund.

Peace.

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okaymattd
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10. "aight"
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you're definetly cool shit janey, i think i wanna send like dove $50 but save the rest, cause once it gets huge the fund could be made, you wanna help make a fund???? peace.

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M.W.S. intern, I AM PLATINUM PIMPIN, uh.... check that okayplayer fund y'all, hit me on AIM, okaymattd, peace.

  

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okaymattd
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5. "RE: okayplayer fund..."
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aight, see i know those other funds need help but i don't know how cool it would be to split $ up like that, i think we should start our own fund, but i'm still not sure what the money is goin to but I'M DEFINETELY DOIN THIS NO MATTER WHAT TO HELP SOMEONE, peace.

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M.W.S. intern, I AM PLATINUM PIMPIN, uh.... check that okayplayer fund y'all, hit me on AIM, okaymattd, peace.

  

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okaymattd
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11. "aight, eff the fund, $50 to dove the rest to this lady in alabama, peace"
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M.W.S. intern, I AM PLATINUM PIMPIN, uh.... check that okayplayer fund y'all, hit me on AIM, okaymattd, peace.

  

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12. "Do it all"
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Don't give up just because there's work to do to get the fund started. The idea is a good one.

But that doesn't mean you can't sponsor Dove and this lady in Alabama, too. Remember that you have a job now, and you're going to be earning money over the long term. So think: long term, fund; short term, Dove, etc.

Do it all. If you can't do it all, that's bad news for me, because I'm pretty much still trying to do it all, and I'm older than you and so you have more energy and it's your responsibility to inspire me!

Peace.

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All meetings end in separation
All acquisition ends in dispersion
All life ends in death
- The Buddha

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Every hundred years, all new people

  

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13. "RE: Do it all"
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ok


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33. "remember though"
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sponsoring for an event isn't about the individual, it's about the cause. I wouldn't even solicit for pledges unless it was something I felt strongly about - and the AIDS Walk is something that has affected the NW community AND the world so greatly that I feel obligated to do my part.
If there are causes you feel deeply close to - homeless foundations, humane society, cancer victim funds - whatever the case - you're giving AND participating in their fundraisers are good ways of setting a positive tone for future Okayplayer events to raise money for worthy causes.
Much love to you for caring about making things better!
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14. "RE: okayplayer fund..."
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i have a suggestion: what about starting an okayplayer scholarship fund? i mean, many of us are students who are trying to pursue education with the goal of helping society, and who are BROKER than BROKE trying to do it. So what if we pooled our resources to create a scholarship fund for okayplayers who meet certain criterion (to be determined, but an example would be that they are studying something which will contribute to the growth and development of society--such as education, environmental law, etc. etc.--they will mentor a younger okayplayer in their area, or just a younger person in general, and so on). We could establish a review committee--we would have to make sure that folks on the committee were impartial--and perhaps we could even get outside funding to add to what funds we can come up with ourselves?

This idea just popped into my mind as i read this thread because i was thinking that giving to charity is important, AND it is also important for us to support one another in our efforts to create a society where charity is second nature, if not entirely unecessary. So whatchall think?





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15. "let's fly with this!"
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i love the scholarship idea! and now that we brought up sponsoring education one thing that came to mind is sponsoring a public school, one that's really messed up. maybe if we get enough money together..i know we can scrape together a little something i mean of al the shit that we buy like cds, records etc...$2 from a hundred of us can go towards a basic PC for the kids...or some shit. we don't have to start big...

now how do we set up like a bank account under a group name so that way one person doesn't handle all the money??? also, who's down to rep on a committee or something and set up a little structure so we are organized???

peace,
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16. "i think y'all got me exited"
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i'm watching with great anticipation of watching this fly.

whatever y'all need from me, let a brother know.

as far as ideas:
how "official" do we want it to be (what paperwork needs to be done so uncle sam don't grab it)?

should we contact "the powers that be" (can we just do whatever we want in he name of okp or what?) or are we just gonna run with it?

who wants (who do we trust) to be in charge of the cash or whatever donations(i suggest a few folk for check and balances I know some a y'all are shady mfs)?

considering the global nature of us, where are we going to base this idea (or will we have little groups in each city -- i sy a united front is best to maximize the value, but what do I know)?

i like the idea of say donating a computer to a community center/school or in giving a scholarship best, anybody know how to facilitate either of these?

a side note: the only difference between a successful idea and one that was wasted iss the amont of effort behind making it become real. serious as a heart attack, if you're down lets make some thing happen. check the sig y'all, check the sig.


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17. "Let me just toss this out"
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Some okplayers have said that they are teachers or are otherwise involved with children and schools. I've mentioned a time or two that I know of a private foundation that works with schools to create computer labs that are specifically designed to enhance literacy.

Here's a link to some info on that foundation:

http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/gws_priv/indiv/riordan.html

One way that this could be approached is if one of our okpeeps who's involved with a school is willing to promote it to the schools and offer our support in meeting the challenge grant. That way, we don't have to get involved with creating a tax-exempt fund (which can itself be costly) and, just using this foundation as an example -- they pay all the administrative costs so we know that 100% of what we give goes directly to pay for computers for the school.

So if this sounds like a good idea, the tricky part is to find a school that's willing to work to raise whatever money we don't raise. I've actually seen the results of this program, and it's amazing how fast the little ones pick up reading skills.

Just a thought.

Peace.

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All acquisition ends in dispersion
All life ends in death
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18. "this summer"
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i did volunteer work and believe me when the kids hit the computer they were learnin ish so fast, it was so AWESOME, on the real, so um, lets start this ish, i mean if we get this goin i know we cna find public schools in the hood! not where peeps can afford it, and hook em up. i like that more than scholarship cause the scholarship seems mad tricky, it seems like with this computer one we can just buy computers and hand them the eff out n/m

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Marinera

Wed Sep-06-00 06:29 PM

  
19. "If you guys set it up, count me in"
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I'm gonna be busy as hell this fall/winter so I can't help you guys out with the set up. However, I just recently (this morning actually) got my first well-paying job ever. So, in about a month's time I'll have some $ to donate. My only question is . . . How bout us Canadian & international OKPs? Can we donate too? If so, is there ANY chance of the money getting up here to my community?

In the meantime, I'm a keep clicking on that link thingie in my sig (shamless charity plug)

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20. "settin' it up..."
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if we can't use okayplayer... i say we just use OkayActivists. We have to give credit where credit is due, okayplayer gave us the means to get together and facilitate this great idea.

As far as organization, I think we should all stay as a united front for now so that way it's easier to communicate and filter our ideas out to the masses. As for Canadian Players and International heads, shoot I'm down for all of us to get down and dirty with this shit. But y'all gotta realize we need to start small in order to get all organized. So far now since it's fairly young, I think that we should focus our money on one central target. I think the school idea is awesome...if we can get in contact with the folks that set it up, that would be great.

Keep me posted...hey...do you think we should set up an e-group to better communicate?

Peace,
vette.
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21. "I GOT THE PHATTEST IDEA!!!!"
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someone close in my family set this shit up, check it, we fund struggling hip hop artists who are dope, PRIMARILY IF NOT ALL who are out to emcee bout the system bein fucked up, on some dead prez type shit, public enemy, all that type stuff, the lesser known form, whatcha think????

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22. "RE: I GOT THE PHATTEST IDEA!!!!"
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that's a good idea and all, in fact there should be more support for up and coming artists, but i think that there is already people out there doing that.

what i had in mind was to set up a foundation that actually reaches out to the community that surrounds hip hop and nurtures it and will eventually carry it on through future generations. i think that it would make a bolder statement to those who are very skeptical of hip hop and still believe it to be a culture that only carries negative images. especially since we're all from different places and statuses and we found a common ground to get together and do something about the fucked up shit in this world.
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23. "So...."
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What's up with the fund? Are we letting the idea die?

It seemed like there was some momentum at first. Anyone still interested?

Peace.

~ ~ ~
All meetings end in separation
All acquisition ends in dispersion
All life ends in death
- The Buddha

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Every hundred years, all new people

  

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Sat Sep-23-00 01:51 AM

  
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Daaaaamn! This is a good idea and I am down to participate. I am in New Zealand but I will be keen to donate to this fund and help in some way if I can do so. At the moment I give 7$ a month to Greenpeace.

I hope this idea takes off
I dont know anything about the legalness of setting these things up.
Who knows how many okayplayers there are?
If there were 2000 well intentioned okayplayers and lurkers like myself, and they donated 3$ per month that would equal 6000$ a month.
Then times that by 12 and that is $72000 in just the first year. After 3 years that is $$216000!

how okayplayers do you rekon we could get donating? This might not be as difficult as it seems...

By the way this is pretty much my first post but I have been here a while.

I will help!

Peace

  

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25. "yo, i'm still makin cash....."
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but my mom wants me to make 2 accounts so i can pay for college uh... but i'm still gonna take a percentage of my paycheck and put it to this fund, hopefully we'll get a steady good idea and someone to be a spokesperson, but keep postin, peace.

Proud member of S.P.A.S.(skinny peeps are sexy) BEeeeeeeATCH!!!!!!

M.W.S. intern, I AM PLATINUM PIMPIN, uh.... check that okayplayer fund y'all, hit me on AIM, okaymattd, peace.

  

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i think the donate so much a month to different orgs is a great idea. I mean...it doesn't even have to be anything big we can start small. we could possibly get an online account with some bank...put the payments in and decide where out money is goin every couple of months or years or whatever. whatever happens we will know that we are helping in some way shape and form. i thinkl the activists are great cause instead of sitting around and saying "yeah that sucks" we are actually doing something. I am mos def down...if you want me to set up the account and see how when can throw money in the pot and all i can mos def do that. like i said...i am down for whatever.

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Serena

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we need to work out something concrete and definite though and work out all technicalities and whatnot. Im definitely struggling at this time, but I can help out a little somethin (very little but its better than nothing) for a good cause, keep things updated.

Make my sig longer eh?

Paying tribute to my favorite album of all time here is Midnight Marauders word for word minus the skits, copied n pasted of course (corrections fixed by tuesday the 26th)

Steve Biko (stir it up)


Linden Boulevard represent, represent
Tribe Called Quest represent, represent
When the mic is in my hand, I'm never hesitant
My favourite jam back in the day was Eric B. for President

Rude boy composer
Step to me you're over
Brothers wanna flex
Youre not Mad Cobra
MC short and black
There aint no other
Trini-born black like Mia Longs grandmother
Tip and Sha they all that, Phife-Dawg ditto
Honey tell your man to chill, or else you'll be a widow
Did not you know that my styles are top-dollar?
The Five-Foot Assassin knockin fleas off his collar
Hip-hop scholar since bein knee-high to a duck
The height of Mugsy Bogues, complexion of a hockey puck
You better ask somebody on how we flip the script
Come to a Tribe show and watch the three kids rip


Queens is in the house represent, represent
A Tribe Called Quest represent, represent
No tamin of the style cuz it gets irreverent
A Tribe Called Quest represent, represent

Huh-huh, here we go
You know that I'm the rebel
Throwin out the wicked like God did the Devil
Funky like your grandpas drawers, dont test me
We in like that, youre dead like Presley
When we comin through get tickets to see me
We work for the paper so therell never be a preemie
Lyrics are abundant cuz we got it by the mass
Egos are all idle cuz the music is the task
Valenzuela on the pitch, curveball, catch it
I think I got it locked, just smooth while I latch it
Right
Now I must move with the quickness
Here comes Shaheed so we must bear the witness

Chorus

Stir It Up x3
Steve Biko

Stir It Up x3
Steve Biko

Verse 2


New York City represent, represent
A Tribe Called Quest represent, represent
The Dawg is scientific with the styles I invent
A Tribe Called Quest represent, represent

MCs like to meddle, but heres my proposition
I let my lyrics flow, and jumped your whole position
I'm radical with this like the man this song is after
Yo Tip settle down, whats the reason for the laughter?


I really cant say, I guess I laugh to keep from cryin
So much goin on, people killin, people dyin
But I wont dwell on that, I think I'll elevate my mental
Thanks for these bars on the Biko instrumental


Yo I take it back, Im the Indian giver
MCs take notes as I stand and deliver
Percussion isnt less, D's wear the vest
While they dodgin bullets, you should be dodgin Quest
Dont get me wrong, violence is not our forte
I just like to rhyme, kick the lyric skills like Pele
Tip educateem, my rhymes are strictly taboo
Fill em with some fantasies and I'll look out like Tattoo



Okay
I am recognizing that the voice inside my head
is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else
Because opinions are like voices
we all have a different kind
So just clean out all of your ears
these are my views and you will find that
we revolutionize over the kick and the snare
The ghetto vocalist is on a state-wide tear
Soon to be the continent and then the freakin globe
Theres room for it all as we mingle at the ball
We welcome competion cuz it doesnt make one lazy or worn
We gotta work hard, you know the damn card
Try to be the fattest is the level that we strive
Try to be the fattest also to stay alive


Award Tour
chorus Dove from De La Soul:
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
New York, NJ, N.C., VA
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
Oaktown, L.A., San Fran, St. John

Q-Tip:
People give your ears so I be sublime
It's enjoyable to know you and the concubine
Niggaz, take off your coats ladies, act liike gems
Sit down, Indian style, as we recite these hymns
See, lyrically I'm Mario Andretti on the mo-mo
Luticrous, we speedy, or infectious with the slow-mo
Heard me in the eighties, J Beez on the promo
On my never endin quest to get the paper on the caper
But now, let me take it to the Queens side
I'm takin it to Brooklyn side
All the residential Questers to invade the way
Hold up a second son, cuz we almost there
You can be a black man and lose all your soul
You can be white and blue but don't crap the roll
See my shit is universal, if you got knowledge and dolo
Of delf for self, see there's no one else
Who can drop it on the angle, acute at that
So, do that, do that, do do that that that(come on)
Do that, do that, do do that that that(OK)
Do that, do that, do do that that that
I'm buggin out, so let me get back cuz I'm wettin niggaz
So run and tell the others cuz we are the brothas
I learned how to build mics in my workshop class
So give me this award, and let's not make it the last

chorus:
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
Chinatown, Spokane, London, Tokyo
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
Houston, Delaware, DC, Dallas

Phife:
Back in '89, I simply slid into place
Buddy, buddy, buddy all up in your face
A lot of kids was bustin rhymes but they had no taste
Some said Quest was wack, but now is that the case
I have a quest to have the mic in my hand
Without that, it's like Kryptonite and Superman
So Shaheed come in with the sugar cuts
Phife Dawg's my name, but on stage, call me Dynomutt
When was the last time you heard the Phifer sloppy
Lyrics anonymous, you'll never hear me copy
Top notch baby, never comin less
Sky's the limit, you gots to believe up in Quest
Sit back , relax, get up out the path
If not that, here's the dancefloor, come move that ass
Non-believers, you can the steps
I roll with Shaheed and the brotha Abstract
Niggaz know the time when the Quest is in the jam
I never let a statue tell me how nice I am
Comin with more hits than the Braves and the Yankees
Livin mad phat like an over sized Bam-bi
The wackest crews try to dis, it makes me laugh
When my track record's longer than a DC-20 aircraft
So, next time that you think you want somethin here
Make somethin deffer, take that garbage to St. Elsewhere

chorus:
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
S.C., Maryland, New Orleans, Motown
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
Chinatown, Spokane, London, Tokyo
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
Houston, Delaware, DC, Dallas
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place with the mic in their hand
New York, NJ, N.C., VA

8 Million Stories
Went to Carvel to get a milk shake
This honey ripped me off for all my loot cakes
The car oh yeah there's money in my jacket
Somebody broke into my ride and cold macked it
Yo tip I tell you man the devil's tryin it
But I'm goin to stay strong cause I ain't buyin it
Tonight I'm taking Sherry out, I don't have jack to wear
You know I gots to look dipped in the fresh new gear
Cool I found something so I ironed it
I then got caught up on the phone, oh shit I'm fryin it
Will someone tell me what did I do to deserve this?
I think I'll, pull out my suit for Sunday service
My little brother wants Barney, cool I'm gettin it
Took him down to Kay-Bee, they ain't sellin it
Here we go with the cryin, yo he's throwin fits
My blood pressure's blowin up, I can't take the shit
Finally got what he wanted now he's good to go
Again the ride was smashed, where's my radio?
One time the car was in the shop I had to borrow see...
They had no mercy on the car they almost killed me
Where the hell can Nicki be? I'm gonna smack her up
I got the tickets for the Knicks and she cold stood me up
I need to hit a honey off, Jarobi pass the phone
Pulled out my book of hoes, oh yo Sheila's home
Steady smilin like a mother yo I'm read' to bone
Went down to hon, she's in the red zone
Stressed out more than anyone could ever be
Forever tryin to clear the samples for my new LP
Everybody knows I go to Georgia often
Got on the flight and I ended up in Boston
With all these trials and tribulations yo I've been affected
And to top it off, Starks got ejected

Refrain: Phife Dawg

Problems, problems, problems, woe is me I'm havin
problems, problems, problems..

Verse Two: Phife Dawg

Just last week my girl was stressin me
Now her best friend be underssin me
Well I was lovin her by the moon ray
Now I'm tricking on her like Kinte' (c'mon)
Bought a bag of izm from the smoke shop
Walkin towards the car, here come the damn cops
Now I'm station bound for the thai sticks
I bought it for my man, I don't believe this shit
Coach sat me down from the ball team
Cause I was breakin niggaz on the inseams
Some niggaz cross town was tryin to stick me
All I had was shorts, a dollar fifty
Picked up this girl in the hooptie
Just because I rhyme she tried to soup me
Pay for this, pay for that, loot for nails and hair
Who the hell you think I am, Mr. Belvedere?
Go and get a bloody job, then can we look cute
Even if you give me boots, you'll neva see my loot
She wasn't even all of that just another hooker
So I turned that ass away, quick like Chucky Booker
Sometimes you got put the hoes in their friggin place
Just move from in front me with your botty face!

Refrain: Phife Dawg

Problems, problems, problems, Lord knows I'm havin
problems, problems, problems, Jesus Christ I'm havin
problems, problems, problems, pray for me I'm havin
problems, problems, problems..

Yeah
Yeah..
Just lay down your burdens by the riverside
Hah, and you'll be alright, knowhatI'msayin?
Love and peace from Phife for '93, knahmsayin?
Tribe Called Quest, Shaheed and Tip
This is how we flip

My man Muhammad in the house, huh
Zulu Nation in the house, huh
SubRoc is in the house, huh
My man Skeff is in the house, huh
Jarobi White is in the house, huh
Bob Power in the house, huh
My man Eric in the house, huh
My man Nitro in the house, huh

Refrain: Q-Tip

Help me out y'all, help me out now
Help me out y'all, help me out now
Help me out God, I really need ya
Help me out now, I really need ya
Help me out y'all, help me out now
I'm havin problems, help me out now
Really need ya, to help me out now
Help me out y'all, help me out now
Help me out y'all, help me out now
Help me out y'all, help me out now
Help me out God, I really need ya
Havin problems, help me out now..

help me, help me, help me, help me, help me, help me.....
.....MUHAMMAD!!]

Sucka Nigga
hey sucka nigga, whoever you are" (repeat 2X)
"hey sucka nigga, hey sucka nigga
whoever you are, whoever you are"


Aiyyo, turn it up Muhammad
Turn everything up in the headphones
so I don't lose my vocals
Yeah that's good, turn my vocals a little bit
with the upper bassline

I be hatin sucka MC's, and the sucka niggas
Posing like they hard when we know they damn card
what you figure, rhyme-wise, I do the figure eight
So concisely, musically we are the herb so sit back
and light me, inhale *inhalation noise*
My style is kinda fat reminescent of a whale
Young girls desires for the females dreams
I be the Abstract Poetic representin from Queens
Socially I'm not a name, black and white got game
If you came to the jam, well I'm glad you came
See, nigga first was used back in the Deep South
Fallin out between the dome of the white man's mouth
It means that we will never grow, you know the word dummy
Other niggas in the community think it's crummy
But I don't, neither does the youth cause we
em-brace adversity it goes right with the race
And being that we use it as a term of endearment
Niggas start to bug to the dome is where the fear went
Now the little shorties say it all of the time
And a whole bunch of niggas throw the word in they rhyme
Yo I start to flinch, as I try not to say it
But my lips is like the oowop as I start to spray it
My lips is like a oowop as I start to spray it
My lips is like a oowop as I start to spray the

Sucka nigga, nigga nigga
I throw the sucka in the front for the ones that front
The sucka niggas, nigga nigga
I throw the sucka in the front for the ones that front
The sucka niggas, nigga nigga
I throw the sucka in the front for the ones that front
It's the neo-nigga of the nineties, c'mon

I be hatin sucka MC's, and the sucka niggas
Posin like they hard when we know they damn card
what you figure, rhyme-wise, I do the figure eight
So concisely, musically we are the herb so sit back
and light me *inhalation noise* inhale *echoes*
My style is kinda fat reminescent of a whale
Young girls desires for the females dreams
I be the Abstract Poetic representin from Queens
Socially I'm not a name, black and white got game
If you came to the jam well I'm glad you came
See, nigga first was used down in the Deep South
Fallin out between the dome of the white man's mouth
It means that we will never grow, you know the word dummy
Other niggas in the community think it's crummy
But I don't, neither does the youth cause we
em-brace adversity it goes right with the race
Yo I start to flinch, as I try not to say it
But my lips is like the oowop as I start to spray it
My lips is like a oowop as I start to spray it
My lips is like a oowop, yo you know the rest

The sucka niggas, niggas niggas
I throw the sucka in the front for the ones that front
The sucka niggas, nigga nigga
I throw the suckas in the front for the ones that front
The sucka niggas, nigga nigga
I throw the sucka in the front for the ones that front
Sucka niggas, nigga nigga
Aiyyo Shaheed, take us the fuck outta here

Midnight
The night is my mind
The sun'll still shine
But the night is on my mind
So parlay while I drop this rhyme

See, Jake be gettin illy when the sun get dark
They be comin out the heads, but shit don't let me start
Their activities are plenty in nighttime(nighttime)
For the ghetto child, it seems to be the right time
See, kids be gettin stuck with jewels and fly gimmicks
Shorty see the action and then start to mimic
Runnin to the corner, the dice game is blazin
Lookin at the loot, it seems so amazin
Puts it short down, to be exact would bound
He shakes the stones in his hand, then he lets it down(uh!)
Scam money don't make none
He threw a trip on the ace, now he's out son
Hits the local bodega to woof down a hero
Son is on a 'Midnight Run' like De Niro
Spots the shorty rock standin on his block
The thieves be handlin in the pumps,so he asked it it's not
Conversation that he kicked to the shorty was a sly one
Increased intensity, his dance sure was a fly one
Took her to the crib there she ran her gibs
About mind upliftment and bein positive
He yawned and he sighed til 1:05
Then he finally realized that hunny wasn't live
At least he didn't plan on buildin for the evenin'
Threw the Fila on the dome and said 'Come on yo, we leavin'
Came out on the scene as he told her to beep him
Saw his man Sam with the blunt in his hand
(Aww Shhh...!!!)You know the transaction
Brothas gettin lost in the weed satisfaction
Comin down the block man loud as (fuck)
You would swear Redman was inside the trunk
As the night seemed darker, cops is on a hunt
They interrupt ya cipher, and crush ya blunt
See you left your work at home, so they pat you down for nuthin
Why in the hell does 10-4 keep frontin?
You push to the park, even though it's still dark
The kid is nice on the hoop, he said 'I'll spot ya troop'

The night is on my mind
The sun'll still shine
But now the night is on my mind, the night is on the mind
The night is on your mind
A yo, the sun'll still shine
But now the night is on the mind
As for me...

I'm a nocturnal animal, God concentrates
On a young black man, who makes the niggaz speak a shake
The nighttime is busy, it's word to Aunt Kizzy
It's the time we get down, yo son, you know the sound
The flavas on the top with the rugged beat to back it
The night makes the aura and the J can't hack it
The way the moon dangles in the midnight sky
And the stars dance around, a yo, I think it's fly
Intensity, most rappers don't see it
Spirit wise, musically, you gotta be it
Serenity and sirens of the sounds and emotions
In the concrete jungle and the sun don't bungle
I think it's hard to find the words on how I feel
I paid about a deuce twenty for the Ampex steel
But let me slow down, I think I ran my gibs enough
Peace out to the Nation, stay rugged and rough

The night is on my mind, the sun'll still shine
The night is on my mind, the night is on my mind
The night is on my mind, yeah, the sun'll still shine
But now, uh huh, the night is on my mind
The night is on your mind, you know the sun'll still shine
But now the night is on the mind, yeah, the night is on my mind
The night is on the mind, a yo, the sun'll still shine
But now the night is on the mind, yeah, the night is on the mind
The night is on the mind, a yo, the sun'll still shine

We Can Get Down
chorus:
We can get down
We can, we can get down(both lines 4X)
Ah, it's like that man, it's like that (yes!)
It's like that man, it's like that (yes!) (2X)
It's like that man, it's like that
(Rakim from "My Melody":"Why waste time on the microphone")
Check it

Phife:
I'm not your average MC with the Joe Schmoe flow
If you don't know me by now, you'll never know
Steppin on my critics, beatin on my foes
The plan is to stay focused, only then I can go
Straight from the heart, I represent hip hop
I be three albums deep, but I don't wanna go pop
Too many candy rappers seem to be at the top
Too much candy is no good, so now I'm closin the shop
Crushin competition like your tires on grapes
My rhymes styles be blendin like a Ron G tape
My man where ya goin? You can't escape
When the Tribe is in the house, that means nobody is safe
How can a reverend preach, when a rev can't define
The music of our youth from 1979
We rap about what we see, meaning reality
>From people bustin caps and like Mandela bein free
Not every MC be with the negativity
We have a slew of rappers pushin positivity
Hip hop will never die yo, it's all about the rap
So Marion Barry smokin crack, let's preach about that
The trash you talk won't matter, that old bogus chatter
The more that you condemn us, it only makes us phatter
When I talk, I know I'm talkin for you poppers all around
You know you love the sound, we gets down

chorus:

Q-Tip:
I'm the cherry on the top of yo ice cream
I'm the wish you thought inside your dream
Listen to the way we pulsate the jam
I'm the nigga here with the mic in hand
Styles that we present are just a few
To do away with you and your hum drum crew
This is '93 and the shit is real
Black people unite and put down your steel
Ladies make a forum on your sexual drive
Devoted to your lover and make it thrive
The riff was of F, I'm a hip hop body
Release the energy like the force of a shotty
Standin on the wall with my Polo on
Talkin to the girl with the Liz Claiborne
Keep the poetry in my black knapsack
Got my Timbo horse and my Doublemint pack
Hit the city streets to enhance my soul
I can kick a rhyme over ill drum rolls
With a kick, snare, kicks and high hat
Skilled in the trade of that old boom bap
I can do a trick with the opposite breed
I used to down 40s and smoke grain weed
Now, I'm doin shows with half loot down
Now it's time for me to take ya uptown

It's like that man, it's like that (yes!) (7X)
It's like this, Shaheed!

Shahee scratching)(until end)
Rakim: "Why waste time on the microphone"

Electric Relaxation
Relax yourself girl, please set-tle down (4X)

Verse One: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg

Honey, check it out, you got me mesmerized
With your black hair and fat-ass thighs
Street poetry is my everyday
But yo, I gotta stop when you trot my way
If I was workin at the club you would not pay
Aiyyo, my man Phife Diggy, he got somthin to say

I like em brown, yellow, Puero Rican or Hatian
Name is Phife Dawg from the Zulu Nation
Told you in the jam that We Can Get Down
Now let's Knock the Boots like the group H-Town
You got BBD all on your bedroom wall
But I'm Above the Rim and this is how I ball
A pretty little somethin on the New York street
This is how I represent over this here beat
Talkin bout you

Yo, I took you out
But sex was on my mind for the whole damn route
My mind was in a frenzy and a horny state
But I couldn't drop dimes cause *you couldnŐt relate*

Chorus

Verse Two: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg

Stretch out your legs, let me make you bawl
Drive you insane, drive you up the wall
Starin at your dome-piece, very strong
Stronger Than Pride, stronger than Teflon
Take you on the ave and you buy me links
Now I wanna pound the putang until it stinks
You can be my mama and I'll be your boy

Original rude boy, never am I coy
You can be a shorty in my ill convoy
Not to come across as a thug or a hood
But hon, you got the goods, like Madeline Woods
By the way, my name's Malik
The Five-Foot Freak
Let's say we get together by the end of the week
She simply said, "No," labelled me a hoe
I said, "How you figure?" "My friends told me so."
I hate when silly groupies wanna run they yap
Word to God, hon, I don't get down like that

I'll have you weak in the knees that you could hardly speak
Or we could do like Uncle L and swing an ep in my jeep
Keep it in the down, yo, we keep it discrete
See, I'm not the type to kid to have my biz in the streets

If my mom donŐt approve, then I'll just elope
Let me sink the little man from inside the boat
Let me hit it from the back, girl I won't catch a hernia
Bust off on your couch, now you got semen's furniture

Shaheed, Phife and the Extra P
Stacy, ? DJ and my man L.G.
They know the Abstract is really soul on ice
The character is of men, never ever of mice
Shorty let me tell you about my only vice
It has to do with lots of lovin and *it ain't nuthin nice*

Clap Your Hands
ChorusChorus(scratching):
Clap your hands now

Phife:
Brothas know the flavs when the Quest gets loose
Slammin sucka fuckas like the wrestler Zeus
Crazier than Tupac in that flick called Juice
Cock is longer than the hat worn by Dr. Seuss
Love a girl in Daisy Dukes like them kids called Deuce
Gets paid to sex the hoochie like my main man Luke
Control the mic like Denzel on the girls
Wack MCs be on the nuts like Rocket J. Squirrel
The worst thing in the world is a sucka MC
Favorite rap group in the world is EPMD
Can't forget the De La, the two originality
And if I ever went solo, my favorite MC would be me
Phife Dawg up in the house, I give a shout out to Snoopy
Peace to all the Questers, to hell with the groupies
Like um, Ralph up to Potsie, Brooklyn to Dodger
Laverne to Shirley, Rerun to Roger
Ren to the Stimpy, Laurel to Hardy
Q-Tip and Phifer, they mashed up the party
Kick the rhymes and more rhymes
Kick the beats and more beats
We'll have you scratchin in your head, like trying all techniques
For those who wanna oppose, just take a stand
But for now, just shut your shit and clap your hands

chorus:

Q-Tip:
You just wanna dance man, then clap your hands
If you venture up the wrong road, then the circumstance...
Will be crucial, I got hundreds of rhymes that'll suit you
So listen
The Abstract intuition is very very worthy
I can feel ya out from Russia to Jersey
Can't understand, the underground, it gets deep
The low, the Nikes, the links, the jeeps
The women, the lingo and all the other goods
Peace to the hoods, that keep my shit on play
Please don't do the mute when you hear me on the juke
Brothas know my angle, it's the Star-Spangled black banner
Hook up the beats at the funk manner
If want a roll, then dough I be rakin
The scope is on the world, cuz it's mine for the takin
You know I'm gonna do it
My shit is rock solid, but it flows like fluid
Chemists get confused of my ill composition
This is the third of the new Tribe addition
MCs be swingin, but alot of them be missin
So shut your bloodclot and listen
Cuz I'm bringin you the ill rendition
I'd like to send this out to the L.E.S.
Gotta alot of rhythm and style and finesse
Come here love, hot sex on a plat
And when your done with that then clap

Oh My God
Chorus(until end)Listen up everybody the bottom line
I'm a black intellect, but unrefined
with precision like a bullet, target bound
just livin like a hooker, the harlett sounds
now when I say the harlett, you know I mean the hott
V-A-V-A-Vader, the brothers in the spot
Jalick, Jalick ya wind up ya hit
Captain of the poets, I'm the #7 pick
lick, lick, lick boy on your backside
lick, lick, lick boy on your backside
listen to the fader, Shaheed lets it glide
Tip the earthly body
heavens on my side
even in Santo Domingo
Can I gotta Gringo
we got mikes when do we go
know a little nigga who can ryhme when you ask me
short, dark, and plus his voice is raspy
Phife Dawg
1 for the treble
2 for the bass
you know the style Tip
it's time to flip this
I like my beats hard like two day old shit
steady eatin booty M.C's like cheese Grits
My man Al B. Sure, he's in effect mode
used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue
it's not like honey dip would wanna get with me
but just in case I own more condoms then T.L.C.
now the formula is this Me, Tip, and Ali
for those who can't count it goes 1-2-3
The answer(scratch-Damn right I'm)Hiccup is how i be
brothers find it's hard to do but never me
some brothers try to dis my malik
you see'm ditchin me
now cure all the B.B. M.C.'s my shit is hittin
trainin gladiator, anti-hesitater
Shaheed push the fader from here to Granada
Mr. energetic, who me sound pathetic
when's the last time you heard a funky diabetic?
(I don't know man(3x))
(I don't know(2x))

:
(Oh My God yes, Oh my god(10))


Complimentary it be
the theif of Poetry
I got a humdinger comin hook line and sinker
the TIMBO hits with the prints underground
TIMBO's on the toes, i like the way it's goin down
down like the lady of the evenin
when it goes in Toots just beleive the sin
cuz Queens is the county, Jamaica is the place
Take off your boots cuz you can't run the race

:
(Oh My God(14))

Keep It Rollin
Verse One: Phife Dawg

Aiyyo swing swing swing, to chop chop chop
Yo that's the sound when MC's get mopped
Don't come around town without the hip in your hop
Cause when the shit hits the fan, that ass'll get dropped
MC's wanna attack me but them punks can't cope
I'll have you left without a job, like Isley from The Love Boat
So money watch your mouth, or I might have to bust ya
Battlin MC's, from JFK to Russia
Back down to London, Sweden and Brazil
Do a U.S. tour for three months and then a chill
Styles be fat like Jackie Gleason, the rest be Art Carney
People love the Dawg like the kids love Barney
"I love you, you love me"
The shorty Phife Dawg is your favorite MC
So move back yaself dread, you know the element
The Tribe is good for your health like a can of Nutriment
MC's don't have no winds, MC's don't have no winds
I flips you crazier than a busload of Jerry's Kids
Your crew don't want it, man your crew don't want it
But if you feel you can swing it, then money please bring it
(sup) Large Professor in the house (sup)
(sup) You know how we do (sup)
(sup) I stay on your crew (sup)
(whassup) like Mario Lemieux (whassup)
(Whassup?) Peace to Ike Love
(Sup? Hah hah) and the rest of the crew (Whassup?)
(Whassup?) I meet you guys in front the cleaners
Bring the blunts and the brew so

Verse Two: Q-Tip

Whassup kids? The Ab is speaking from the moon
Thanks for your support, aiyyo I'll be home soon
But the only thing I ask when I return from my task
Is a whole bunch of beats and a Blass full of ass
My fist stands firm because I'm, black and solid
I open up your pores like a plate full of collards
C'mon take it easy wouldya, easy easy
I'm up in the gulley, that's when I am her Buddy
She told me pull her hair, I did, it drove her nutty
Filled up the hole like spackle or I mean putty
When we over joints like this we never cruddy
Extra P hooked the beat, and kids it feels luh-huh-ovely
Check it out, cause my conception is immaculate
A bachelor, lookin for a bachlelorette
Back to you MC's, this is what your gonna get
A first degree burn from my man Ken's cigarette
I hope you like Malboro, Paul you know we thorough like Denver
The beat feels like a never-ender
But all things good must, so I won't sweat it
Drop the C's for the youthful crew, I hope you get it
As I stand, grip this mic inside my hand
Boy I smack you up, like I was your old grand
so respect yourself Son, and come and gimme love
Once again the Ab is who you think of
So chill with the beef money, we got a Jetti

Verse Three: Extra P (Large Professor)

It's Extra P and yo Tip I'm bout to set it
on the country once again here to win
I'm Uptown chillin, takin in this grand master Vic blend
from the projects, the PJ's, fuck them two DJ's
Self mission, I had her in the ill position
Saying "Large youse the soul brother that I'd like to
eff with for the rest of my life" yeah yeah now check the method
As I, proceed with what you need like Akinyele
A whip looks complete when the tires say Firelli
Funk monkey, one rapper fell off, now he's a junkie
There's 8 Million Stories in the city it's a pity
Don't fuck with the skins if she's trying to act shitty
Shout to the Guru, Primo and Zulu Zulu
Nation, was on a vacation, in the ghetto
Yo Ras slow your roll I'm bout to bag this here's metal
Rapper Nas on topic, seems we gonna rock it
Queens represent, buy the album when I drop it (drop it)

The Chase Pt. II
"I'm bout to wreck ya body and say turn the party out" --> BizMarkie
(repeat 4X)


Phife:

Them can't touch me no, them can't touch me
Them can't hold me no, them can't hold me (2X)
(Q-Tip: Damn, Phife you got fat!)
Yeah, I know it looks pathetic
Ali Shaheed Muhammad got me doing calisthenics
Needless to say, boy I'm bad to the bone
Making love to my mic like Jarobi on the phone
But um, no time for jokes (what!), there's bills to be paid (what!)
Hoes to be laid (what!), punks to be sprayed (what!)
Chumps to attack, so my man watch your back
Cuz '93 means skills are a must, so never lack (uh!)
Sit back and learn, come now watch the birdie
Your styles are incomplete, same as Vinny Testaverde
Battlin, whenever -- hot Damn!
Give me the microphone bwoy, one time, bam!

Q-Tip:

Keep it on the corner, cuz here comes the heat
Lyrically it stays, the jazz will pace the beat
As we proceed to elevate you, we in fo-fo
Run and tell your dad the Abstract's the bag
As we proceed to move your high parts, we know who has ass
Poets got the gimmicks, but they lack the sassafras
To make the average hardrock and cock the glock
And roam the city streets on the jury, they hot
I be ingredients, like sugar and candy
If your life is broke, girl I'll be the handy-dandy
That commends you, my fee is a shower
For you, I'll scrub your back and I'll soap the butt-crack
Make you shiny, spiffy in a jiff
Fuckin with the Ab, you got the greatest of gifts
Yo, my mic is sounding bug. Bob Power, you there?(Yeah)
Adjust the bass and treble make my shit sound clear(echo)

Chorus(x8):
(Q-Tip: After fourth time)
Make you shiny, spiffy in a jiff
Fuckin with the Ab, you got the greatest of gifts
A-yo, my mic is sounding bug. Bob Power, you there?
Adjust the bass and treble...OK, could you come in Tip?

Q-Tip:

Whoop, back yourself man. Come watch me drop it
For showing me I could do it, for showing me I can rock it
Me not deal wit no changaram, bangaram business
I got soul on a hymn, like Jehovah's got the witness
Musically, the three, poetically, be me
We in jammin on the airwaves, kids just rave
Obey the MCs, cuz the MCs say
We flippin more niggaz like we Super Dave
But noticin my stature, y'all niggaz know we gotcha
Movin to the rapture, listen how we catch ya
Movin with the grace, here we go, let's begin
Makin people jump out their goddamn skin
Lyrically, we bite like we Rin Tin Tin
Peace to Grand Pu and his many, many skins
Don't mark with the arrow, cuz we know we get the wins
It's the Ab, Shaheed, and the Dawg for the blend

Chorus(until end):

Q-Tip:

I wanna say peace to my man Rob P, my man Jerod, and
Skeff Anslem on the help out and we out like shout
Nine-tre, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...
I don't wanna say nine-tre
cause my man Extra P said don't say the years
So, it's for eternity, know what I'm sayin?
Rock rock on, everybody in Queens, rock rock on
Everybody in Brooklyn, rock rock on
Money Earnin Mt. Vernon, rock rock on
Everybody in Jersey, rock rock on
Everybody in Philly rock rock on
Everybody in Houston, rock rock on
Everybody LA, rock rock on
Everybody in The Sand, rock rock on
Everybody in Egypt, rock rock on
Everybody Nigeria, rock rock on
Everybody in London, rock rock on
Everybody in Sweden, rock rock on
Everybody in beware, rock rock on
To the niggaz on the famous, rock rock on
Everybody no name, rock rock on
To the kids at Nu-Clear, rock rock on
The Cave rock rock on. McDonald's, rock rock on

Lyrics To Go

Lyrics to go (lyrics to go) uhh
Lyrics to go (lyrics to go) ahh yeah, c'mon
Lyrics to go (lyrics to go)
Lyrics to go (lyrics to go) yeah yeah
Lyrics to go (lyrics to go)

Goin on and on to the rhythmic variation
Wakin in the morning I still represent the nation
When I speak of nation please don't make the deviation
Rebels of the party who create the jump sensation
Mind is a pit of different information
Microphone is on so of course communication
Bogle at the party then you got the bogle-ation
Decaptatin foes yo as if my name was Jason (c'mon)
Makin all the fellas at the party lose composure
Hook up the beat with the mic and it's over (original, uh!)
A Tribe Called Quest we on the run for whatever
Trials and tribulations that we have to endeavor
Brothers know my steelo it's a letter to the better
If you see a shorty that you like, then you sweat her
Silly with the microphone, in other words I'm loco
Six foot zero with my height, complexion cocoa
Representin on the mic it seems to be my daily
I can do a split and turn around like Alvin Ailey
But when it comes to days like this I got lyrics to go

(I got lyrics to go) It's like that y'all, c'mon y'all
Lyrics to go It's like that y'all, c'mon y'all
(Lyrics to go) It's like that


I know it's been two years but see the Tribe was never fallin
Would have tried for singin but that stuff was not my callin
The mic is in effect so you know I'm never stallin
Walkin through the door and all them suckers started haulin
Talk a lot of trash but no one can seem to beat it
Pull out your microphone and watch the Phifer make you eat it
The MC's they get jealy when the girly's on my belly
Kick a slow dance like my brother R. Kelly (bust a rhyme)
Today's a hip-hop draft will I be top-seeded? (uhh)
Worked too frickin hard while all the rest were gettin weeded
Steady kickin styles so I can reach that other level (uh)
Don't worry about gettin gassed I push the pedal to the metal
Always wanted this cause it surely beats a scramble (right)
I'm Jordan with the mic, huh, wanna gamble? (mmm)
This I dedicate to all the honiest that be bogle-in
Cause at the end of the night y'know Malik will have his Trojans
But when it comes to nights like this I got lyrics to go

Check it out y'all
(Lyrics to go) It's like that y'all
Lyrics to go Check it out y'all
(Lyrics to go) It's like that y'all
Lyrics to go Check it out y'all
(Lyrics to go) It's like that y'all
Lyrics to go Check it out y'all
(Lyrics to go) It's like that y'all
It's like that y'all
Check it out y'all
It's like that y'all
Check it out y'all
It's like that y'all
Check it out here we go!


Please proceed with caution cause the lyricist is fatal
I can kick your little monkey ass like Kato (yes dread, uhh)
Formulate your rhymes like a child forms Play-Doh (right)
Calm and serene like the study was tayo
Poetry machine with correct mechanisms
Immune to disease I defeat organisms
that are waitin in my path, I overstep the critters
Give your ass the willies and your moms'll get the jitters (uh)
Winners turn to losers, losers are forgotten
Tangle in my fore with, hopes that I stop rockin
Never will that happen only if it is permitted (uhh)
Wait... I think somebody shitted (c'mon)
I guess that will be me cause I'm the only one MCin
I go for what I know doin a show for human beings
Always try to lead yo never will I follow
Blowin up the spot like Fred did to Rollo
And when it comes to days like this, I got lyrics to go

Check it out y'all
(Lyrics to go) It's like that y'all
I got lyrics to go Everybody
(I got lyrics to go) Ah c'mon now
I got lyrics to go Ah check it out y'all
(I got lyrics to go) It's like that now
I got lyrics to go Everybody
(I got lyrics to go) Ah c'mon now
I got lyrics to go Check it out y'all
(I got lyrics to go) It's like that now
I got lyrics to go C'mon y'all
(I got lyrics to go) Everybody
I got lyrics to go It's like that y'all
(I got lyrics to go) Check it out now
I got lyrics to go Ah c'mon y'all
(I got lyrics to go) Everybody
I got lyrics to go It's like that y'all
(I got lyrics to go) Check it out now
I got lyrics to go It's like that y'all
(I got lyrics to go) Every-bo-ty
I got lyrics to go It's like that y'all
(I got lyrics to go) Ah check it out now
It's like that y'all
Check it now
It's like that y'all
Check it now
It goes... uhh

God Lives Through
There's a million MC's that claim they want some
But see, I create sounds that make your ears go numb
Peace to Sayers Ave., yeah you know how we go
My best friend Steven at the Home Depot
Lowerton is in the house, I can't forget Southside
Walk past MC's like that girl did the Pharcyde
I'm labeled as the cat's meow, the MC with the know-how
Act like you know, not now, but right now
Beast of the East, on MC's I have a feast
I'd eat that ass like quiche, crack a smile like Shanice
Straight out Jamaica scene, Jamaica, Queens
But you could find me out in Georgia, or anywhere in between
Now if my partners don't look good, Malik won't look good
If Malik don't look good, the Quest won't look good
If the Quest don't look good, then Queens won't look good
But since the sounds are universal, New York won't look good
Picture Phife losin a battle, come on, get off it
Put down the microphone son, surrender forfeit
Did I hear somethin bout a crew? What they wanna do?
You better call Mr. Babyface, so he can bring out _The Cool in You_
or it'll be a sad love song being sung by Toni Braxton
And I'll dissect you like a fraction
Oh, you wannabe top cat MC's, I'll pop you like a zit
You wanna be the champ, you more like Chief Some-shit
Big up myself everytime when it comes to this
MC's be runnin scared as if they're watchin the Exorcist
I kick more game than a crackhead from Hempstead
My styles are milk, man, you'd think that I was breast fed
You know the steelo when the diggy Dawg is on the scene
I dedicate this to all the MC's outta Queens
that goes for Onyx, LL, Run-D.M.C.
Akinyele, Nasty Nas and the Extra P
You need a chart, straight up and down man, there ain't no other
Nuff respect to all my peeps that made the album cover
Yo, Tip don't worry Dunn you know I get the party jumpin
Get on the mic and break em off a lil lil sumthin
Yo, Tip don't worry Dunn you know I get the party jumpin
Get on the mic and break em off a lil lil sumthin (Ooohh...)

"Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes (16X)

(over Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la, la..
Doop, doo, do, do..
La, la, la, la..
Shooby-doop, do, do..
La, la, la, la..
Shooby-doo, do, do..
You know I'm on the other, for the top 40
Haha, you gotta do it like this..

We got the funk doody don shit, clearly it's the bomb shit
So recognize me, kids memorize me
Everyday, I be scroungin, really, I be loungin
I play the down low, very very incognito
Aries is my sign, I know that I can rhyme
Sometimes I rhyme in riddles, plus I make the hunnies wiggle
Intellect is the major, some heads like to wager
The skills on the hill, overlookin dollar bills
Man, ya crazy, thinkin you can phase me
The Ab doesn't study near nonsense money
Life seems to meet me, MC's seem too cheesy
With they doody ass renditions of defeatin competition
I rock to the roll man, yes, I'm a soul man
Bet'cha bottom dolla, Vinia will make ya holla
As ya stand at attention, did I forget to mention
MC's will give me twenty, if I sense that they act funny
Lyrics are abundant, right there, I sound redundant
Just mentionin the fact, that the area is fat
I dwell in the unda, so hunny, it's no wonder
That I get plenty of tail, well I even get white
I'ma bet hittin head crack, there money, take that
Breakin niggaz off, cut their bank, then I'm off
While my Nik'es match my lil hat, beat joint is mad fat
Got the cutter of the box if a kid thinks he's ox
For tier means creator, the poetry relator
It's hemp, like Betsy Ross, let me tell you who's the boss

La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes) smooth it y'all
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)
La, la, la.. ("Oh my God!" -> Busta Rhymes)

Queens got a Zoo
Brooklyn got a Zoo
Bronx got a Zoo
Long Island got a Zoo
Long Island.. got the zone
Jersey got a Zoo
Philly got a Zoo
Milwaukee got a Zoo
L.A. got a Zoo
Oaktown got the zone

La, la, la.. (4X)
See, I like to get down Jack

  

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unity
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28. "RE: okayplayer fund..."
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i am definitely still down for this!

i have been incog for a minute due to starting grad school and whatnot (which is incredible and i love it in case you were interested).

so why don't we start doing some research to find out which of our plans can really be made to fly.

Perhaps the first piece that needs to be determined, is how many okps we will REALLY have contributing to this. From there we can see if we want to have outside funders included in this project as well etc. etc.

Also, i think that there are ways that we can creatively combine the different ideas that we all have. For example, i am doing an independent study where i will be using hip-hop to educate young people in local schools and after-school programs around issues of economics, education, and empowerment. If similar programs were set up in different areas, they could be funded through the okayactivist fund. This way, we could support local hip-hop artists AND we could donate computers and/or scholarships to the programs/schools we visit as well.

i am a pretty ambitious broad-thinking person, so this idea may be too much for us to handle right now. Perhaps it is more of a long-term vision type of thing. We may want to start small by donating a computer and hopefully having some sort of educational component to go along with it.

So what do y'all think?






"You are the revolution,.....don't wait to see it on the 6 o'clock news. Bear witness to yourself."
--Wise_7

"theres' so much tension and hate in the world that the act of love to your neighbor is trully revolutionary...it's all about thinking differently than the mainstream concerns of now. "
--mayhem

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UrbanCowgRRL
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29. "some dOpe ideas.."
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the scholarship program and the sponsoring of a school..that's it...education..kids...poor..GOOD

fundraisers could be DoPE too..

like a charity hip-hop show...poetry slam..charge 5 bucks at the door...100 percent goes to okayplayer scholarship..that'd be sooo dOpe...

Much love,
Kyle

Surgeon General- DPS...drunk posters society...y'all ain't ready!?!? We soldiers...don't be scurrrrrred

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nothing but a good publicist, while
talent is a genuine article..." ~ Pozi

much love,
Kyle

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Even a Dollar can HELP..


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UrbanCowgRRL
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30. "keep pushin' on..things are gonna get better it won't take long keep on ..."
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Much love,
Kyle

Surgeon General- DPS...drunk posters society...y'all ain't ready!?!? We soldiers...don't be scurrrrrred

vinyl junkies/cd confitionados...go here
http://www.recordkingdom.com

"i always tell people that fame is
nothing but a good publicist, while
talent is a genuine article..." ~ Pozi

much love,
Kyle

Detroit..Let's GO!!! May 12th Dilla Walk for Lupus...Belle Isle...

http://walk.lupusresearch.org/goto/blackeyedskeez

Even a Dollar can HELP..


http://www.myspace.com/jedikyle
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31. "RE: keep pushin' on..things are gonna get better it won't take long keep..."
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Proud member of S.P.A.S.(skinny peeps are sexy) BEeeeeeeATCH!!!!!!

M.W.S. intern, I AM PLATINUM PIMPIN, uh.... check that okayplayer fund y'all, hit me on AIM, okaymattd, peace.

  

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reynforest

Mon Oct-02-00 08:27 AM

  
32. "down with the movement"
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I'm defintely feelin everyone's enthusiasm and ideas. I do agree with atruhead, I think that was the person. We need to really hammer down on an idea first so that researching can be done on how to make it work best. We don't want to just keep coming up with ideas and never actually get to the planning portion. After we hammer down on an idea, we can then post to the board explaning what our idea is and try to see how many other okayplayers will support us. I know many people will be weary to give money to something that they don't really have enough info about.

In my opinion I think we should start out small in terms of what our initial project should be. We can set long range goals though that would allow us to expand into other areas. For example, we could just work on donating PCs and then expand on that idea and hold workshops with the students teaching them various aspects of the PC, expand on that and then mentor them in subjects other than PCs, and then start a scholarship fund, and then whatever else our littel hearts desire. This is just an idea and its not in any particular order.

Give me some feedback. I'm down to help out in any way that I can.

Peace

  

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34. "yes."
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The idea of donating computers seems like the right place to start. A scholarship fund would be a great long-term goal, but would mean raising more money and helping fewer people (at least in the immediate sense).

I propose that we put forth the goal of providing computers and internet access to public institutions in poorer neighborhoods - schools, libraries, community centers, etc. - anywhere they could be accessed by a bunch of people. The reason this makes sense: this website has always been about the power of the internet to bring people together, to form a virtual community based on our common interests and goals. This would be a way of reaching out, to bring more people online, especially those who may not be able to afford a computer or internet access on their own.

My biggest question is how this would be organized. As janey mentioned above, it is possible to work with an existing charitable organization to set up a grant for an institution that needs computers, where we cover half the cost, and the charity covers the rest. This could be a pretty easy thing to set up, once we had a clear idea of who we want to help.

Another approach might be to set up our own organization to give grants. This would require some work on our part, getting the legal affairs straight so that people could donate to our "okayfund", and to ensure that everything is handled appropriately, and that its tax-free. I would envision such an organization to be run by a board of directors consisting of okayplayers (including artists, staff, and others) who would determine who to give the money to. Depending on how much money we raise, we would then help as many organizations as possible (schools, community centers, etc.) get the computers they needed. This would also allow us to transition to other causes down the line (such as a scholarship, or other philanthropic ventures).

In any case, there remains a lot of work to be done. But, I would be more than willing to donate some time and money to the cause. There is a great potential here to help people, and if it is properly organized, and I think we could get a significant amount of money behind it without too much trouble. The real issue here is finding people willing to put in the effort to make this happen on a practical level...

peace,
murph

peace,
murph

  

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