UNIverse at War

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The Roots are an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals.Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubba… more »

Yeah, U.N.I.Verse
At war
U.N.I.Verse (when you and I verse)
At war motherfucker 
We gonna do this Chi-town style (verse at war)
Illadelph, you know how we get down
You know the business (Illtown illanoid)
 Bringin it straight to your chest (comin thru with the iller category)
Yessah, hah, yeah (preacher man with the Com)
 Break it down one two (we about to drop a bomb, check it)

When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor
When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor

 Check it, rappers 
Get on the mic talk about cars and clothes  Sounding like hoes
Ain't been exposed to the foes,the moes, disciples 
I'm from the state that is Ill, the rap son of man
 Rotated down to Phil, to say what I feel
Get it off my bird chest, my word becomes flesh
War, going on between the West and the East
Of the land, niggas don't own a piece  Grease is the word, Murray slides some pimp oil to me
My lady friend sneaks my beer in the movie  Throw your hands in the air, if you the true and living 
Beware, the new world order, the devil's new religion 
Sent my homey to the number two division  Sellin bootleg movies, got my VCR on a ove' smove'
Be at Fat Tuesday's, drinkin tropical it's just sittin 
At a table with sophisticated bitches
Nah that ain't nothin I would call my mother 
Nor do I call every nigga my brother  Gotta have Black Thought, it's sorta B like Malik 
So don't Question a Brother, to the Roots I get deep

Yo, enter the last era
Your scholarship into the world of politics 
And mascara, we operate within this artificial op-era
I bring hip-hop terror like the Fuhrer 
The Ace Ventura into the horror  Laboratory laborer, venture beyond the border 
I'll struc-ture a style destroy your whole aura
Plus you're a-drenalin'll rise before your eyes
And mortalize, my image hit the skies  Deceive the devil in disguise 
My music I parenthesize  Represent the wise, through this be how we enterprise 
Kid no compromise (yeah, yeah) I'm thinkin fast like Rama-
Dan, I wear your mind away like Alzheimer 
I pull a mic up out my bomber big up to Bahama-
Dia, A-O this year we leavin em in trauma 
Then after me, I plan to leave behind, the legacy 
Or history of the family, the fifth dynasty
For humanity, to bear witness to this
Del-val-syllable stylist 
You know the time kid

When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor
When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor

Yo, the general flows, kids compose on tablet  Expose how they was average 
And they thoughts not rapid 
Here comes the hot package, through your block like traffic 
The rock was typed graphic now watch the mic blast it
 Shootin at the stars with emphatic rap static 
See the mirror shatter from thoughts, I'm bustin back at it
The Lieuten-ant, the ele-phant, sippin automatic
Mic, rippin asiatic, architects out to have it
The turn of the century, the planet's like a penitentiary 
Exaggerated, niggas is livin highly medicated 
I Used to Love Her but now she violated 
Hip-hop holocaust and camps, old champs are concentrated 
They outdated and incarcerated  Loved and appreciated hated and very debated 
For every career created was eliminated 
And that's the way the balance of yin and yang related 

 Every Block is divine  Niggas swing on in a safari 
Wild niggas, like I'm high on latari 
Some let the block, block they mind, if they could see what I see
Get out the city for a sec be at the places I be
Hey, I'mma be back on the deck, opening  Business in places for you to cash your check 
My, neck of the woods ain't all good ain't all bad
You can live in the burbs, and still get had
The sad part about it niggas had houses on the lake
They tryin to move us out, the land we ain't appreciate 
For peace we skate, crackers be rollerblading on hate
Call each other cuz cause of how we relate 
I see way too many Cadillacs with dope man plates  Through the wind and blow-ups, is how niggas communicate
 Harmonizing through beeper and reefer 
The city got my peoples in a sleeper, talk is getting cheaper

When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor
When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor
When you and I verse at war (U.N.I.Verse at War)
And your verse at core, for what you thought before
 Steppin up into a zone you should never explore 
The next level or, level of the whole conceptor

Written by: LONNIE RASHID LYNN, MEL LEWIS, TARIK L. COLLINS

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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