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Fight For Your Right My Kinda Lover Party All The Time Rock Me Amadeus Don't You Want Me Bette Davis Eyes True Blue I Wont Forget You Somebody's Watching Me Talk Talk
Follow me into a solo
Get in the flow - and you can picture like a photo
Music mixed mellow maintains to make
Melodies for mcs motivates the breaks
Im everlastin, I can go on for days and days
With rhyme displays that engrave deep as x-rays
I can take a phrase thats rarely heard, flip it
Now its a daily word
I can get iller than nam, a killin bomb
But no alarm - rakim will remain calm
Self-esteem make me super superb and supreme
But for a microphone still I fiend
This was a tape I wasnt supposed to break
I was supposed to wait, but lets motivate
I want to see who can keep followin and swallowin
Takin the making, bitin it and borrowin
Brothers tried and others died to get the formula
But ima let ya sweat - you still aint warm
You a step away from frozen, stiff as if ya posin
Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
So follow me and were ya thinkin you were first?
Lets travel at magnificent speeds around the universe
What could ya say as the earth gets further and further away
Planets are small as balls of clay
Astray into the milky way - worlds outasight
Far as the eye can see - not even a satellite
Now stop and turn around and look
As ya stare in the darkness, ya knowledge is took!
So keep starin soon ya suddenly see a star
You better follow it cause its the r
This is a lesson if ya guessin and if ya borrowin
Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin
The leader
Verse two:
This is a lifetime mission, vision of prison
Aight listen
In this journey youre the journal Im the journalist
Am I eternal? or an eternalist?
Im about to flow long as I can possibly go
Keep ya movin cause the crowd said so
Dance - cuts rip ya pants
Eric b on the blades, bleedin to death - call the ambulance
Pull out my weapon and start to squeeze
A magnum as a microphone murderin mcs
Lets quote a rhyme from a record I wrote
(follow the leader) yeah - dope
Cause everytime I stop it seems ya stuck
Soon as ya try to step off ya self-destruct
I came to overcome before Im gone
By showin and provin and lettin knowledge be born
Then after that Ill live forever - you disagree?
You say never? then follow me!
From century to century youll remember me
In history - not a mystery or a memory
God by nature, mind raised in asia
Since you was tricked, I have to raise ya
From the cradle to the grave, but remember
Youre not a slave
Cause we was put here to be much more than that
But we couldnt see it because our mind was trapped
But Im here to break away the chains, take away the pains
Remake the brains, reveal my name
I guess nobody told you a little knowledge is dangerous
It cant be mixed, diluted; it cant be changed or switched
Heres a lesson if ya guessing and borrowing
Hurry hurry, step right up and keep following
The leader
Verse three:
A furified freestyle, lyrics of fury
My third eye makes me shine like jewelry
Youre just a rent-a-rapper, your rhymes are minute-maid
Ill be here when it fade to watch you flip like a renegade
I cant wait to break and eliminate
On every traitor or snake - so stay awake
And follow and follow, because the tempos a trail
The stage is a cage, the mic is a third rail
Im rakim the fiend of a microphone
Im not him, so leave my mic alone
Soon as the beat is felt, Im ready to go
So fasten your seatbelt, cause Im about to flow
No need to speed slow down to let the leader lead
Word to daddy, indeed!
The rs a rollin stone, so Im rollin
Directions is told, then the rhymes are stolen
Stop buggin, a brother said, dig em, I never dug em
He couldnt follow the leader long enough so I drug em
Into danger zone, he should arrange his own
Face it, its basic, erase it, change ya tone
Theres one r in the alphabet
Its a one-letter word and its about to get
More complex from one rhyme to the next
Eric b be easy on the flex
Ive been from state to state, followers tailgate
Keep comin but you came too late, but Ill wait
So back up, regroup, get a grip, come equipped
Youre the next contestant - clap ya hands, you won a trip!
The price is right - dont make a deal too soon
How many notes could you name this tune?
Follow the leader is the title, theme, task
Now ya know, you dont have to ask
Rap is rhythm and poetry, cuts create sound effects
You might catch up if you follow the records e. wrecks
Until then keep eatin and swallowin
You better take a deep breath and keep followin
The leader.