Break It Down

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The Artifacts is a hip hop group consisting of El Da Sensei, Tame One and DJ Kaos. They hail from Newark, New Jersey and made underground music that paid homage to the four elements of hip hop. The Artifacts' most popular single "Wrong Side of Da Tracks" paid special homage to graffiti art, as they were graffiti artists themselves. more »


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Yes, as we continue to get it going on 
Artifacts representin' from Newark to Illtown 
Put your ear to this here 
Most definitely it's a sure banger 
Keep this one in your collection 
Newark to Illtown representin' 
Who do we have up to bat? 
Lace that 

El the Sensai, Tame One 
In this field, niggaz get killed, quick with the skills 
Intact, ill with raps, buildin' facts to fill 
Gaps react, tap into your internet and patch into 
My steez or my style, niggaz down to make the cheese wild 
MC's get defused cause I'm the bomb specialist 
With the wettest, test this, deadly like asbestos 
Check the credit set it, so odd they have to call a medic 
My paragraphs be off key, that's why niggaz can't get it 
For those of you who don't know, my flow keeps MC's 
On freeze like Sub-Z doin' MK3 fatality 
Do remember like Clue, I run up on booty crews 
On every weekend buggin' out cause I be geekin' 
Lounge like the peppermint the Boom Skwad President 
Leaves a tenament resident finding evidence of sedatives 
DAILY, scoopin' through the Roots like Alex Haley 
Beetle Bailey beatdown to a soundman lookin' scary 
Label secretary terrorizer yet I'ma 
Fresh rhymer comma bringer of the drama the bomber 
From the Lost Lands, off hand claps I run raps 
And shatter nigga cyphers into pieces like gun claps 

"When I break it down, from Newark NJ to Illtown"

My verbal, patterns reach farther than Saturn 
Bustin niggaz up because my rhymes be breakin 
Atoms stranger, ProForm arranger 
Fake you-SA Polo shirt stainer with the tec that's never plainer 
Indent, that's the men blend trends we make and cross 
Without the fakin', to the ten niggaz respect we just take it 
New jacks relax cause the syntax can't be Xeroxed 
Cause I be locked on spots like niggaz movin in from swat 
I X more Men out than Elijah, Muhamm Ali of rhyme schemes 
Leavin' my stickers at the crime scene 
Skwad Odd Man, receive response like Roxanne 
Battle the top man, and shock fans like I'ma rock band 
I cut the mustard and plus I can bust it dusted (what?) 
Whatever you fuckin' with I touch and leave it busted 
My click rips and gets up in ya like the shits 
From grits, while yo shit sits like it's on bricks 
Tracy Chap raps I laugh at, half-assed rappers 
Who lack fat tracks get capped at, f*ck that 
Destroy the masses, niggaz in classes tryin to catch the math 
As I sit and think the ink begins to craft 
My blueprints instruments workin as I'm jerkin 
Your style hurtin in the club your crew nervous rehearsin 
In between the cut I run amuck with mad stuff 
Niggaz can't touch, escape wack cyphers like handcuffs, so 
C'mon and get down with that Artifacts sound 
"When I break it down from Newark NJ to Illtown" 

"When I break it down, from Newark NJ to Illtown" 

Word up thank you I think I'm convinced 
Cool Mellow Max in the house 
Peace to my niggaz Park Ave, Swift-O-Matic yeah! 
Boom Skwad in the house how you like it now? 
Representin the skills, what? 
Chancellor Ave, Avon Ave, nigga where ya at? 
Aw man the Bricks! Newark to Illtown 
If ya don't know I think ya better ask 
Breakin' it down, sizin it up 
For the year nine-six, what

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