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Section 1 -- One HardC.O.R.E. Vol. 1, Issue 8 9/18/93 Table of Contents Section Contents Author ---- -------- ------ 1 Contents 2 Da 411 - 3 Article - S.S.F.T.I. mc78+@andrew.cmu.edu 4 Article - The Atlanta Scene gt7214b@prism.gatech.edu 5 Article - Yo! MTV Raps juonsteve@bvc.edu 6 Article - Rolling Stone mc78+@andrew.cmu.edu 7 Review - The Alkaholiks dwarner@ucs.indiana.edu 8 Review - Fat Joe IN%"U14864%UICVM@UIC.EDU" 9 Lyrics - I Got it Bad Y'all King Tee & Tha Alkaholiks 10 Editor - My .25 cents... Section 2 -- Two The C.O.R.E. creed We at C.O.R.E. support underground hip-hop (none of that crossover bullshucks). That means we also support the 1st Amendment and the right to uncensored music. "I got more rhymes than Madonna gets dick" - KRS-One, "I Get Wrecked" ...from Flash Section 3 - Three Some Shots from the Industry. Relayed by Mike C Public Enemy just finished a trip to the motherland. Along with singer/actor Isaac Hayes, Public Enemy was warmly welcomed by Brother Akbar Muhammed in Ghana. The Ghana representative of the Nation of Islam, Brother Akbar also represented the government and thge Pan African Historical Theater Festival. In an eight day program, PE and Hayes traveled to the Cape Coast Slave Dungeons and put on a show for a packed house at the University of Ghana, and privately performed for the President before their grand finaly in front of 60,000. Nikki D is finishing up her second album. Eric Sadler, Showbiz, and Sid Reynolds are all helping her out on the production tip. She's got a cut on it with Apache. Nice and Smooth are rounding out their new album as well in LA. It'll be self-produced and, surprisingly, Bobby Brown is helping out. Teddy Riley could appear in the credits on this one. I can't imagine that these brothers'll go soft, but seeing B.Brown and Teddy in the same paragraph as Gregg Nice and Smooth Bee isn't exactly encouraging. Terminator X, as you may have heard, is hooking up some new artists who will appear on his new joint. Juicehead, Punk Barbarians, Godfathers of Threat, 8-Ball, and Life will be on it. If I didn't know better, I'd think Terminator was working on a new death-metal/hip hop album. Slick Rick has finished his new album called "Behind Bars." 9 tracks will appear on this LP, as well as a bonus cut. Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Easy Mo Bee, Large Professor, Epitome of Scratch, and Mic Profesah will set him up with the beats on his second album since he was incarcerated. Father MC will be dropping the "MC" from his name for his forthcoming alubm _69_ which is set to drop November 10. The title song is produced by Teddy Riley. Other producer's on this project will include Eddie F., Clark Kent, Pete Rock, and Ski from Original Flavor. Daddy O's new solo effort entitled _You can be a Daddy, but Never a Daddy-O_ will be written lyrically by him, but the production duties will be left to others in the industry. The first single is "Brooklyn Bounce" and the album will drop October 5. The first artist from Parrish Smith's "PMD Records" is Top Quality, whose first cut, to be released in a month or so, is titled "Magnum Opus." Tammy "Sunkist" Greer, the promo rep for his label has been hanging out with Masta Ace and the Alkaholiks on the recent tour that just finished up at the end of August. According to Greer, every show slammed, and she had a "great" time. Elektra representatives claim that the year delay of the new Leaders of the New School album is because of "clearing samples." The first track has had a limited 12" release for major radio stations, and is entitled "What's Next." New Del the Funkee Homosapien 12" will be released on the Elektra label as well in early October, although one should take into account the "Elektra Factor," and should add on 6 months to a year to compensate for this mysterious syndrome. And remember, don't sleep on the Troubleneck Brothers. ......................................................... Section 4 -- Four Martin Kelley *The Atlanta Scene* Yo, this was a crazy couple of weeks. First, let me say congratultions to Fourtie for makin' the unsigned hype in The Source. I predicted good stuff in my last edition and like the Last Dragon "SHO' NUFF" it went down. Also, I shoulda included this little tidbit in my last edition but it slipped my mind... C.O.D. is comin "Straight From the Underground" on Select Records. I saw the video and it's a good quality one, so you will probably see it at least on Rap City or the Box. They used to work with Easy Lee (Kool Moe Dee's former DJ) and they may still. I have just forgotten about C.O.D. lately since they've ben on the DL ever since they signed with Select a while back. The only news this edition is JACK THE RAPPER. For those who don't know, Jack the Rapper is a music industry conference that is geared to urban radio stations and they (the record companies) showcase their artists in hopes of collecting aadds to the playlists across the country. I've attended the convention for the past three years now and it's always interesting to say the least. It seems to be more geared toward rap music these days as there are two nights of Marathon rap showcases known as "Rappin' in the Ayem" (they usually don't start till at least midnight). Let me take you through the weekend in as best a chronological order as I can. Thursday: I had to work so I didn't get down to the Marriot until about midnight, which I don't think mattered all that much as everyone was still just arriving. The first person I saw was Lin Que and I was goin to approac her to ask her about working with Lyte on Duke Da Moon management, and if Lyte was around cuz' I had met Lyte two years ago at JTR and hung out a little wit her. I hadn't seen her since then, and Lyte was/is crazy cool, one of the nicer people with deals that I've met in the industry. However, she got lost in the crowd that was headed into one of the Marquis ballrooms, and I didn't see her again for the whole weekend, or Lyte. I ran into LeShaun but I don't like her stuff and saw no real reason to talk to her cuz' she stirked me as someone who would think I'm tryin' to sweat her if I just struck up a casual conversation. I was just coolin' and enjoyin' the showcase... the highlight performances were Poor Righteous Teachers, the Alkaholiks, and 2Pac. Nemesis and some others were also on, but I don't really remember the rest as this was the shorter showcase. I went over to the area where they were playin' videos cuz' there were some new ones that I hadn't seen and some other promotional clips. I saw clips from Digital Underground (cool), Pharcyde's "other fish" (alright), K7 (hey I liked the video although the song is trying to go hot 100), C.O.D. (I thought the video was good visually but that's all I can say without doggin' a local crew), and some others, but the best clip was from L.O.N.S., "What's Next?", probably just cuz' I was glad to see them back. Anyway, I was gettin' into the video and all, and me and the two guys on my left were mad bobbin' our heads so I looked over to see the fellas who were gettin into it as much as me, and it was B-Real and Dicno, all smiles like me. After the video I just said what's up and they broke out somewhere together. Then I sw my man Subtle T who does "the Beatbox" on Thursday nights, 9-11 P.M., on my school's radio station WREK 91.1 (Georgia Tech) and we just kicked it for a while. Then I met DawgCatcher from C.O.D. and congratulated him on his release from Select. Then as always my man Hafez Harris found me (he's always in the place and he always sneaks up on me), and of course he was tryin' to collect contacts for his house music. Finally, before I broke out I saw Logic from Y'all So Stupid and I had to talk with him and let him know that I thought their album was nice adn to keep it up, so we talked for a little bit about some old shows, and then I had to break. Friday: The craziest! I was just chillin' upstairs and watchin' all the people and talkin' to a few. A lot of hopeful artists were tryin' to give me their demos because I had the Mercury VIP pass in effect (props to Barry for that hook up), so I had to explain that I wasn't with Mercury but E.C.T. Entertainment and would be glad to take their demo, but politely suggested that if they had a limited number not to give them to me as the E.C.T. is still pretty small (right now). I said what's up to Shock G, Kid, and returned a hard look to Big Daddy Kane himself. I felt bad for Snoop Doggy Dogg because he couldn't get ten feet without brothers tryin' to give him tapes for Dre or gettin' their picture taken with him. Talib Shabazz from another local hip-hop radio show (actually two, Da Bomb, and Rhythm and Vibes, on WRAS 88.5 Saturday 8-10 P.M., and Sunday 10 P.M. - 2 A.M. respectively) came over where I was sittin and began talkin to Lord Digga from Masta Ase, Inc. I didn't even know I was sittin' by him so Talib did introductions, and then he asked me how things were going with the Natural (who E.C.T. is producing). After that, finally, B-right (my potnah who's the only one left in Tribal Science, but he'll come back his new shit is mad fly) came upstairs from watchin' Tony Tone Toni, and Royal T was with him to my surprise (Royal T is another artist down with East Coast Tribe but not on the compilation EP). B asked me if I had seen Trendz of Culture yet, 'cuz we were lookin' for them especially to talk to them about workin' with Nastee's Aunt, the NATURAL. As asoon as he asked me that I saw Grapevine and MO.L, and we talked to them for a while about the Natural and what they were up to. They said they were already done with their second album and about to start some more tracks. Next, Royal T suggested that we go up to the 40th floor to DJ Magic Mike's suite 'cuz there was a party. I was with that 'cuz I was hungry and I didn't wanna pay $2 for the corn dogs that the hotel people were selling with $1.75 cans of soda. However, we tried to get on the elevator and me an' B got left off the first one. There wasn't another elevator for at least fifteen minutes so we went downstairs with the intention of splittin' a plate of chicken fingers and fries, but when we got downstairs people started runnin' for the doors. Oh snap! What the Hell's goin' on? Things got calm for a minute, then again Mad People runnin' away from somethin'. When it calmed again I spotted this girl that I met a while back at a P.E. concert (Anastasia) and I was talkin' to her as things got crazy, then calmed, then crazy, and so on for about three more times (at one point she had me worried when she said that she thought she had heard shots). Anyway from what we could tell the commotion was that just before the Dogg Pound Showcase (yeah, Dr. Dre's whole crew), somebody knocked Luke's (yeah that one) hat off of his head and there was a bunch of people scufflin' with chairs and stuff, which we should have been able to see because we were less than 100 feet away, but there was just too many people to see through. FOI was in the house and there didn't seem to be that much human damage... the only property damage was the hotel's food stand (which cancelled our dinner). This post-poned the showcase for an hour and a half. The showcase was great(!) though... it started at 2 A.M. and B-right and I left the ballroom at 7 A.M. on the dot. Kool DJ Red Alert hosted the whole show. The lineup was 2Pac (again?), some crew whose name I didn't catch but they had a mad DJ, then the Pharcyde (dope and then some), some Flavor Unit group with "hey DJ" {editor's note this is Jhane, and the song is "Hey, Mr. DJ"}, Fat Joe, UltraMagnetic M.C.'s, Wu-Tang Clan, Whodini (oh yes! memories), Punk Barbarians, Black Moon (with new members... I'll keep it under my hat and let you be surprised, but they were kinda weak in terms of live performace), Mad Phlayva (not Dallas' Mad Flava) and the reason why mad heads stayed was the Kings, Run-D.M.C. They showed and proved why they are the best. It was truely one of the best nights of hip-hop that I have ever witnessed and I think that went for almost everybody. Saturday: Me and B-right got some breakfast, went to our apartments, showered, changed, went back to the Marriot, and took a small nap over in the lounge with the soft couches. We got up and met Prime (formerly of BET he was the original hip-hop advisor/informer) and a producer named Yahone, and we just sat around and talked smack about everybody who ever made a record with a couple of speechless breaks (at least from me) as we watched Madeline Woods from Video LP pass by where we were sittin' a couple times in this scandalous outfit. I said hello but she was talkin' with B-Real for a spell and later when I saw Sen and Mugg without B-Real in the same spot they had all been before, Heather Hunter came over to chat, and I though how nice it must be to have the number one album in the U.S. (know what I mean?). Anyway, Prime, B-right and I went to get some food downstairs, but the free food line was too long for me so we went downstairs to the trade displays and my man B-love from BMG hooked us up with crazy samples (however they weren't all that impressive upon a later listen). We saw Tip, Phife, Ali and Posdunoos from De La, and we asked when the new albums were due. Pos said the single end of August the album October, pretty much the same for Tribe's stuff but we got a flyer for that (I wasn't really payin' attention to the dates it was just an excuse to talk). We also saw Daddy-O from Stet at the trade displays. We went back upstairs and saw Too $hort, Jam Master Jay, and Hurby Luv Bug. We met Run and told him how fat his show was the night (really that morning) before. We saw Logic again and he seemed to be having a great time as we were meeting all the Big Shots. We left early because we were pretty tired and I always boycott the Famous Luke Party just as a personal protest to what Mr. Campbell stands for (I hear that Luke's party is the craziest and certainly the most popular even every year at JTR). So I left as everyone was askin' me if they'd see me later. No that's it for this year, but it was cool. Peace. Section 5 -- Five Steve Juon Well I hate to say it, but there is at least one good thing about MTV... Yo! MTV Raps on Friday nights (although I wish they'd go back to EVERY afternoon). And since I've been watching for the past two weeks, I thought I would post my opinion on some of the new music/videos. First of all, even though Illegal is way too much like Da Youngstaz (really no difference between the two), I liked the new video "We Getz Busy". Erick Sermon hooked the track up lovely and even has a funky cameo (too bad he didn't produce the whole LP). The setting is cool too... just three mean (boys, whatever) in the studio rocking the mic. The simplicity of the video and the slamming music, plus the (hate to say it but) above average lyrical flow make for a sure fire winner. The one y'all been waiting for, L.O.N.S. is back with a passion. "What's Next" is a typical L.O.N.S. video... hyper and colorful. As usual, Busta Rhymes lyrics are near incomprehensible (but damn funky despite that). The rest of the crew shine, and the track is NOT TO BE FUCKED WITH. If your head is not bobbin when you watch this video, have it examined PRONTO! And of course, you know De La Soul is in the house. "Breakadawn" is just the SMOOVEST of tracks I have heard in a long time, and as usual the De La flow like water. There is some interesting symbolism going on in the video, like De La being trapped at the bottom of a well/prison... I don't quite follow it but suffice it to say this is a unique video and a fat track. The only thing that made last nights "Yo!" worth my two hours of sleeplessness was George Clinton's "Paint the White House Black". In some ways it exceeded my expectations, in others it fell short. I expected jus a lil more funkiness in the track, considering Clinton is the king of funk. And Cube and Dre only have cameos, not full verses (although they are PHAT cameos). What was good was the verses from Breed (the original P.T.W.H.B. man), Yo-Yo, and a gang of others. Oh, and Flavor-Flav had a few cameos too... suffice it to say this was a very good video. The funniest part was when Dre is on the phone with Hillary Clinton... I won't spoil it see this SLAMMIN video for yourself. The newjack Dred Scott was in the house, but I wasn't very impressed. The song was called somethin' like "A Dred Scott Ain't Got Nuthin to Lose". It was average lyrical style, to an average beat, set to an average video. The funkiest part of the whole song was a breakdown between verses two and three which was in there. Dred probably has potential but this video didn't highlight it very well. Dissapointments: No Snoop Dogg video, no UltraMagnetic M.C.'s video, no video from the Alkaholiks (I keep hearin that Make Room is PHAT), and basically a lack of new video material altogether (last week and this week were almost the same). But all in all I still want my Yo! MTV... Asalaam alaikum from Flash Section 6 -- Six copied without permission from the boards of Mike C. Rolling Stone Street News by Dimitri Ehrlich Some things just can't be learned. Like a taste from rhubarb, the gene for muscular calves, or the ability to be a great rapper, you're either born with it or you're not. And while the slightly endomorphic Erick Sermon will probably never pose for Calvin Klein ads, he was born with an extra dose fo that elusive but essential B-boy trait: supremely ill rhyme skills. As a result, "No Pressure" (Def Jam/Sony). Sermon's first solo album since the breakup of EPMD, is the most straight up funkadelic rap album of the seasonb. In addition to recording "No Pressure," the lisping Long Islander has collaborated with TLC producer Dallas Austin on an upcoming project under the name Shades of Lingo. Speaking of endomorphs, on August 31 the patron saint of healthy cabooses, Sir Mix-a-Lot, released a compilation entitled "Seattle...the Dark Side," a showcase for the nogrunge faction of Seattle that features a roster of rap and R&B artists signed to his Rhyme Cartel label. Four days before Mix-a-Lot's album drops, Def American Recordings, which distributes Rhyme Cartel, will change its name to American Recordings. Label head Rick Rubin is holding a funeral for the word "def," which he believes is passe. Seattle will be host to Ice-T in September, who will be filming "Surviving the Game" in the rainy yuppy paradise. As soon as that wraps, the Home Invader will be shooting another film, "Johnny Mnemonic," described by a spokesperson at Priority records as "a futuristic, 'Blade Runner' secret-agent type of thing." Ice's winter tour of Europe with Body Count will follow. Earlier this summer, just as KMD had completed tracks for their upcoming album "Black Bastards"(Elektra), group member Subroc was fatally struck by a car on Long Island, NY. In a show of solidarity, Pete Nice, Leaders of the New School, Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, H2O and others will lip-sync the parts originally rapped by Subroc in the video for the album's first single, "What a Niggy No." The same artists will take part in a Manhattan benifit performance for Subroc's family, including his brother and partner in KMD, Zevlov X, to be held in late August. Pete Nice's Hoppoh Recordings, a new Sony-distributed label, will be launching in September with the release of "Jorge of the Projects," by Kurious Jorge. Jorge, who used to be a foot messenger for Def Jam until he was discovered rapping, has a sleey-eyed style that makes his artful, unpretentious rhyming seem deceptively simple. And like Erick Sermon, he never seems to struggle, pretend, or break a sweat. Section 7 -- Seven THA ALKAHOLIKS, "21 & OVER Review by David J. With all the talk in rap music today about creating new styles and finding new subjects for rhymes, a lot of artists lose the things that made rap great -- funky beats and rhymes that just flow. Tha Alkaholiks have both of these. This album features ten songs from the group that first blew up on the scene on the King Tee single "I Got It Bad," where they established their style with the lines "It used to be about rhymes, all about rhymes... now rappers rearrangin', and changin' like times." It would seem at first that Tha 'Liks are all about rhymes, until you get a listen to their beats. E-swift takes care of most of the production, with a little help from King Tee on two tracks and The Loot Pack on a two others. From the basic bassline on "Only When I'm Drunk" to the phat uptempo jazz licks on "Turn Tha Party Out" and "Mary Jane" (both Loot Pack-produced) to the straight up jams on "Make Room" and "Last Call" (the tracks on their first single), the beats kick from start to finish, which makes the entire album worth playing. Of course, even with the phattest music, crews are nowhere without dope rhymes to recite on top of 'em. No problem. J-Ro and Tash say that crews talk about "back to the old school./Ya never should have left in the first place, fool," and they back it up by just flowing on each track and inviting their numerous guests (King Tee, The Loot Pack, Threat, Field Trip) to do the same. The 'Liks use so many braggadocious metaphors in every song that all you can do is just sit and listen and wish you could have written them. They extend the metaphor for "Mary Jane," a song which compares the average spliff to a real life girlfriend. "Some people don't approve of me being with ya, kiddo./They say you're bad for me, and my mama says ditto./ When I walk up witcha, my brothers wanna hit ya,/I know you been with others, but you know I'll never quit ya." It's a refreshing change from the rest of the basic blunt-smoking tracks in rap these days. As the group name indicates, though, J-Ro and Tash main subject in their tunes is booze. You can almost hear the entire keg party singing, "Last call for alcohol!" when the chorus pops in, and J-Ro sounds on the verge of vomiting on "Only When I'm Drunk." Tash has to pass the mic on that track because "Goddam I gotta piss..." The lone positive message on this album is simple -- don't drink and drive. J-Ro gives props to some friends who were killed in a car accident, and Tash tells the crowd on "Turn Tha Party Out", "If you're going home, ride home with someone sober." Beyond that little bit of seriousness, though, this album is just fun to listen to from start to finish. It's a little on the short side (about 35 minutes of music), but well worth it. Throw it in your stereo or car tape deck and play it as loud as you can. Rating: 5 (out of 6) Section 8 -- Eight Tyrone Ellison-Minista of Rage The DITC crew represents once again with Fat Joe's debut album "Represent." Daimond D handles the majority of the production work, but phat joints hooked up by Lord Finesse, Showbiz, Chilly Dee and the Beatnuts make this package complete. Lyrically, Fat Joe demonstrates some skills, but there's nothing to make you want to rewind the tape. Trackwise, the standouts are Lord Finesse's "Living Fat", "This Shit Is Real" by the Beatnuts, "Another Wild Nigga from the Bronx" by Chilly Dee and Diamond's "You Must Be Out Of Your Fuckin' Mind." Although Fat Joe's not exactly the most innovative MC, he does know how to flex, and he especially catches wreck on the album's two posse cuts "...Fuckin Mind", which features Kool G Rap and Apache, and "...the Bronx", which features Gismo, Kieth Kieth and King Sun. Apache seems to flow harder and more relentlessly on "...Fuckin Mind" than he did on his own album, but in my opinion, G Rap's performance left a little something to be desired. I have heard G Rap rip shit wickedly on other projects, but he fails to shine here. King Sun shows that he hasn't fallen off since his last outing on his portion of "...the Bronx", and Gismo and Kieth Kieth show promise and potential. Grand Puba also makes a guest appearance on "Watch the Sound", and he comes correct. Overall, this was a decent debut... nothing WACK, but nothing really groundbreaking. This album shows that Fat Joe has a lot of potential to catch rek on future DITC projects. Speaking of which, whatever happened to Percee P? I guess I'll just have to wait. Rating (out of 5): 3 1/4. Section 9 -- Nine Lyrics - "I Got It Bad," King Tee and Tha Alkaholiks Intro: Ladies and gentleman, that nigga King Tee and the al-cum-a-holiks Verse One: J-Ro Who bust play the rear cause I'm makin yapes The rhymes ain't no thicker than a, skittle grapes A lot of girls would like to thank me, for the hanky-panky On the mic I hold a belt, now I know no one could spank me It took a long time for the people, to hear my rhymes Seems like I been rappin since my birth in '69 Sorry to keep you waitin, I run rhymes like Walter Payton I get a rhyme like spokes on a Dayton But I won't knock off, because I just rock off the beats to get funky, like when you take your sock off To all the white folks I would like to say howdy And to all my brothers I say peace quit actin rowdy Wack MCs in ninety-two, ew you need to take a rest the public don't you aim the best you're softer than a hookers chest raps, I make em, snaps, I make em For duties movin booties cause I shake shake shake em And I got rhymes, funky funky rhymes E-Swift hold the needle down with nickels and dimes I drink Olde English, St. Ide's and Mickeys When it's time to roll I throw on my black dickeys On the mic I get wicked, like Wilson Pickett I get the place jumpin like a cricket when I kick shit I'm from the West coast but don't sleep home-sniffy Even if I was a paperboy you still couldn't rip me I walk up and chalk up pairs like the Knicks I'm all in the mix like snares, and kicks When it comes to rhymes I get loose like belt buckles Those who chose to oppose this nose is felt knuckles (Where you goin' to?) To the tip (And what cha bout to do?) Bout to rip Some people use the word funky too loosely And just how many rappers say they kick it like Bruce Lee (What's your favorite brew?) Olde E (And what it make you do?) Go pee It used to be about rhymes, all about rhymes Now rappers rearrangin, and changin like times I got it bad y'all, I got it bad y'all When it comes to the pen and the pad y'all I got it bad y'all, I got it bad y'all When it comes to the pen and the pad y'all Verse Two: E-Swift Back the fuck up, gimme room to breath Not too many niggaz can flip the rhymes like these I freak the technique as if it was a bitch Got more soul than the pit with a fifth Pitch the ball, so I can beat it with the bat Talk some shit, so I can smoke ya with my gat I'm feelin kind feelin kinda feelin kinda feelin kinda feelin kinda buzzed off a sack of chocolate tie My my my ho, I like to rip the shows up Smack the hoes that walk around with they nose up Run to the liquor store, before they close up Buy a few 40s, cause daily I get to' up Sit at the crib and write RIGGY RIGGY rhymes Line after line after LIGGY LIGGY line Yo I can get funky, buy my tape and bump me To the break of dawn I hit the bud and pass it on Hangin at the park, shootin craps on the weekend My brown bag is wet cause my tall can is leakin Starin at the cops, beatin up on Rodney While a pack of O.G.'s steppin to me tryin to rob me Just because I'm dope, niggaz wanna smoke me On the mic I get funky while you're doin the hokey-pokey Dance steps, I think that you should leave to Paula Alkaholiks is the shit, E-Swift's the smooth bawler Is slangin these rhymes like a rock Life ain't shit but money and a glock Don't punch a clock, but I cock a fat knock So I can smoke a lot of pot that I roll up with tops And ya ain't heard shit yet, I'm just gettin warm Like hot butter on, SAY WHAT?, THE POPCORN I'm headed to the top, please give me my props My beats are fat as fuck so bump my shit in your box I love to hit the skinz, but then again WHO DOESN'T I love to hit the herbs cause it leave me feelin buzzin I dedicate this chumpie to the poets who can wreck And to all the nottie dreads I gots to give them nuff respect (Where you goin' to?) To the tip (And what cha bout to do?) Bout to rip Some people use the word funky too loosely And just how many niggaz say they kick it like Bruce Lee (What's your favorite brew?) Olde E (And what it make you do?) Go pee It used to be about rhymes, all about rhymes Now rappers rearrangin, and changin like times I got it bad y'all, I got it bad y'all When it comes to the pen and the pad y'all I got it bad y'all, I got it bad y'all When it comes to the pen and the pad y'all Verse Three: King Tee Up jumps the man with the loot Rockin like a troop with the Alkaholik group Everything is kosher, got a little taller Livin kinda phat cause King Tee's a bawler I just, irritate the wack, leave em so confused When I'm checkin on the mic with the ones and twos Sneak you a peek of the drunk technique Can't stand up, need to take a seat Baby baby baby it's the Alkaholiks But I can freak the mic no matter how ya call it Metaphors grand, and I'm the great man Drink a whole fifth YES I CAN YES I CAN CAN The girls call me dick-em-down Got that title rockin for the crown Catch y'all later, around next weekend I'm a Alkaholik and I'm late for my meeting Section 10 -- Ten As you can see, it's back to business as usual for C.O.R.E. We are taking this thang seriously and not wasting time with the punks and the marks (you know who they are). HardC.O.R.E. is not about a diss war... we shall continue to represent Rap EXCELLENCE, and not be dragged down by garbage or bullshit. Asalaam alaikum from Flash

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