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"Universal Mind Control" is the first single released by Common from his 2008 album of the same name. The single features vocals from Pharrell Williams, who co-produced the song with Chad Hugo under their production team The Neptunes. The music video premiered on Common's official YouTube channel on October 6, 2008. In a 2008 Microsoft Zune commercial, Common tells Afrika Bambaataa that, when writing this song, he was influenced by Bambaataa's song "Planet Rock", which the song samples. It is Common's second highest charting single in the U. S. as it peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. Common uses an interpolation from Gil Scott-Heron's song "No Knock" at the end of his first verse. 


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(Uh, uh)
Hey, yo
(Uh, uh)
All they wanna do is dance

That's all they wanna do
(Uh, uh)

Get-Get it
Get-Get it (what?)
Get-Get it (what?)

This is that automatic I stay fresh like I'm wrapped in plastic
Beat goes fast, exceed galactic
Southside boy we Cadillactic Charismatic, 
Asiatic, I hustle for mathematics
Cameras, action, stay status
Act the type of yo favorite actress
Gucci, Rocking
Coochies, Popping
Movie, Watching
Booties, Shopping
Body, moving, showing, grooving, styling and being fly
I touch the masses like a Catholic. 
Expensive rap shit, my future's backlit
Ain't a act with gack who macks and stacks my
Venac attracts y'all react so let's go, uh

[Chorus: Pharrell]
This is that new shit. 
Keep tearing ya mind. 
That Universal Mind Control, now move your behind. 
You know you like it, it's calling your name. 
Nigga, this is that new shit and it don't feel the same. 
It's that bang

Some pop, some lock, some move robotic. 
Like Cash Money, I stay in pocket. 
You MC's Ra-Ra-Ra Rock, don't stop it. 
Chicks exotic, mix hypnotic? 
Superhero-row Boy I'm bionic. 
You a fad, I'm another level supersponic?
Girl you bout' it, 
You can strip like comic and trance to melodic, techno-tronic

Beats, rocking
Seats, dropping
C, popping
Streets, rocking
Freaking, shaking, money making, styling and being fly.

I'm the one the lady, 
Ladies chose to strip and pose to, 
Take off their close to, 
Toast to the one that goes coast to coast
Don't miss the global focal let's go, uh


Get-Get it
Get-Get it
Get-Get it

I am a Renegade,
I've never been afraid, 
Fresh and I'm getting paid the future, 
Future of this age.
From the south, so I talk this way. 
Twista hate at the Grand Marque, 
Rock the fly shit like everyday till the top and im on my way. 
Let's go, uh


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Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper and actor. more »

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