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    New York (Ya Out There)

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    New York (Ya Out There)
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      About "New York (Ya Out There)"

      Lyrics for Rakim - "New York (Ya Out There)"

      If you was born in New York City let me hear say "You know that"!
      You know that!

      Hey yo, once upon a rhyme where the scenery sets, you see stress
      Streets a matter of life and death, no regrets
      Life's a test, strife, wit special effects
      Neighborhood's full of reps, cities are projects
      Where the young cadets get stripes from the vets
      And comrades quest to be the next, to fitness
      Collect debts and select bets with death threats
      Object, chedder, better your total net
      Where trends are set from ways to express the outfits
      Friends get wet tryin' to make ends connect
      Avenues to check, boulevards to sweat
      The smell of gun smoke more common than cigarettes

      We got clicks for wreck
      We like Pits for pets
      We got Giants and Jets, the Knicks, Yanks and Mets
      We like much respect and sex extra wet
      And high-tech dialect you ain't catch yet

      The Bronx,
      Ya out there?
      No doubt
      Brooklyn,
      Ya out there?

      Hey yo, we got blocks and glocks with
      Big shots with big knots and big props
      Yo this is where the bullshit stops
      Where herbs get got, if you snitch you get shot
      We get down and leave the town in a state of shock
      We got dangerous hang out spots and slick cops
      Place called Riker's Island where kids get locked
      A lotta gear to rock with blocks of clothes shops
      Styles are top notch, this is the place to watch
      So bust the box, the radio station is Hot
      Ease your mind staring at skylines from rooftops
      Flip scripts for chips, and new whips off the lot
      Quick to call a shot, politic with thick plots
      And the Garden of Eden against the sea that we got
      To make sure the core of the Big Apple don't rot
      Where seeing's believing, we be achieving a lot
      Since disc jocks created hip hop, check it out!

      Queens, ya out there?
      No doubt
      Manhattan?
      No doubt
      New York City, Staten Island
      New York, New York, Long Island
      New York, ya out there?

      Hey yo, we got five boroughs of ghettos
      With many places to meet, you get lost in city streets
      The city that never sleeps
      Mecca, Medina the population increase
      The desert and the oasis, New York, the far East
      With Gods and Sheiks, pretty Amazons for weeks
      Player dons that fleece the family's black sheep
      Icons that teach that we all act unique
      We got stats to reach so we all have to eat
      A mass of peeps, with they own masterpiece
      The crafts elite, we going past the beat
      The latest technique no other place get as deep
      Who parks release some of the worlds greatest athletes
      DJ's and MC's and graffiti artists
      Who use walls and subway trains for marquees
      We go back to B-boys, break dancing, break beats
      And it'll never cease, and on that note, we say peace

      SONGWRITERS:
      CARTAGENA, JOSEPH / ATKINS, JEFFREY / LYON, ANDRE / VALENZANO, MARCELLO / PHILLIPS, JASON / PARKER, LAWRENCE
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