I Ain't No Joke

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Eric B. & Rakim

Eric B. & Rakim were a hip-hop duo composed of DJ Eric Barrier (born November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr. on January 28, 1968). more »

I ain't no joke, I use to let the mic smoke 
Now I slam it when I'm done and make sure it's broke 
When I'm gone I wrote this song 'cause I won't let
 Nobody press up and mess up to seen I set
I like to stand in a crowd and watch the people wonder damn
Bu think about it then you'll understand 
I'm just an addict addicted to music  Maybe it's a habit, I gotta use it
Even if it's jazz or the quiet storm
I hook a beat up convert it in a hip-hop form
 Write a rhyme in graffiti in every show you see me in
Deep concentration 'cause I'm no comedian  Jokers are wild if you want to be tame
I treat you like a child then you're gonna be named  Another enemy, not even a friend of me
'cause you'll get fried in the end if you pretend to be
Can be 'cause I just put your mind on pause 
And I can beat you when you compare my rhyme wit yours 
I wake you up and as I stare in your face you seem stun
 Remember me, the one you got your idea from
But soon you start to suffer but you only get rougher 
When you start to stutter that's when you had enuff of
 Biting it, I make you choke, you can't provoke 
You can't cope, you should of broke 'cause I ain't no joke

I got a question, it's serious as cancer 
Who can keep the average dancer
 Hyper as a heart attack nobody smiling
'Cause you're expressing the rhyme that I'm styling 
This is what we all sit down to write 
You can't make it so you take it home, break it and bite
Use pieces and bits of all the hip-hop hits
Get the style down pack then it's time to ?swit?
Put my tape on pause and add some more to yours 
Then you figure you're ready for the neighborhood chores
The E-M-see-E-E don't even try to be
When you come up to speak, don't even lie to me
You like to exaggerate, dream and imaginate 
Then change the rhyme around, that can aggravate me
So when you see me come up, freeze 
Or you'll be one of those 7 MC's
They think that I'm a new jack but only if they knew that
They who think wrong are they who can't do that
 Style that I'm doing, they might ruin
 Patterns of paragraphs based on you and
Your offbeat DJ, if anything he play
 Sound familiar, I'll wait til E say
Play 'em, so I'ma have to dis and broke 
You could get a smack for this, I ain't no joke

I hold the microphone like a grudge 
Be I'll hold the record so the needle don't budge 
I hold a conversation 'cause when I invent 
I nominated my DJ the presdient 
When I'm see I'll, people freestyle, going steadily
So pucker up and whistle my melody 
But whatever you do, don't miss one
They'll be another rough rhyme after this one
 Before you know it, you're following and fiending  Waiting for the punchline to get the meaning 
Like before the middle of my story I'm telling  Nobody beats the are so stop yelling 
Save it, put it in your pocket for later 
'Cause I'm moving the crowd and be a record fader
No interruptions and the mic is broke 
When I'm gone, then you can joke
'Cause everything is real on a serious tip
Keep playing and I varies quick
And take you for a walk through hell
Feed your dome then watch your eyeballs swell
 Guide you out of triple stage darkness 
When it get dark again then I'ma spark this
 Microphone 'cause the heat is on, you see smoke 
And I'm finish when the beat is gone, I'm no joke


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