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    Young, Gifted And Black

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    Young, Gifted And Black

      About "Young, Gifted And Black"

      Lyrics for Big Daddy Kane - "Young, Gifted And Black"

      So out of the mercy of Allah
      And the LAW, written in our nature
      We call an individual, into existence
      And when that individual, I make, NO apologies
      For what I'm about to say

      Rough, rugged and real, you're on standstill
      To obey okay so let the man build
      Words of rapture that you have to capture
      And I just slapped ya
      With the hand full of literature
      That's dope def fresh hype choice smooth and raw
      Rappers I replace, rub out, and erase
      Competition you must be on freebase
      Smokin' or chokin', bound to be broken
      Man, get your damn hands off the mic that I'm chokin!
      Cause I got a strangehold
      You're still cold off the road for the role you stole
      Rhymes that you yell out, but you did sell out
      Crossed-over, lost over here, now get the hell out
      I'm not a pop star, rock'n'roller
      I'm a rebel, blessed, able to hold a
      Mic like a hammer, and drop grammar
      Treat a rapper like a wrestler, and body slam him
      Those who dispute get treated just like a prostitute
      They get the boot and played like a flute
      So just PLAY mute, don't even whisper
      Open your mouth to speak and I'm diss ya
      Ragtag and dog, put you in the morgue
      Because you're petty confetti and not ready to rock steady
      In other words, you're half-steppin'
      Tiptoein', get goin', because my weapon
      Is not a nine, an Uzi or a shotgun
      But when it come to hype rhymes I got one
      Just like the album is still the same
      Long Live the Kane ain't a damn thing changed
      I still get ill and kill at will and build the skill
      To fill your grill so don't tell me you're real
      We sample beats, you sue and try to fight us
      Man, you still be home with arthritis!
      If we didn't revive em, bring back alive
      Old beats that we appreciated, you wouldn't survive
      You'd be another memory to us
      Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
      So understand, the way that I live
      That's positive - and the message I got to give
      It's a benefit for you and me
      I'm talkin' bout P.E.A.C.E
      The chosen one that has turned a new leaf
      I got gold teeth, and they don't chew beef
      No pork on my fork, strictly fish on my dish
      The Kane fallin' victim? Sucker, you wish
      I flow like water, slaughter
      Put you out of order floored ya!
      Rappers are raggin' and taggin' and snaggin' and braggin'
      To be on the bandwagon, but I'm the Last Dragon
      With the knack to attract the pack
      So just get back, I'm young, gifted and black

      And just go with the flow you know
      In the place to be with my man Marley Marl
      Sendin' this out to Divine Force
      Can't forget my main man Heavy D
      And to my good brothers EPMD
      And to my man Ice-T over on the West Coast
      Can't forget Kool Moe Dee, Busy Bee, MC Lyte, the Audio Two
      I say, peace!

      Carter, Shawn / Hardy, Antonio / Williams, Marlon
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