The 18th Letter (Always and Forever)


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William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time. more »


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What yo 
Just when things seemed the same  and the whole scene is lame 
I come and reign with the unexplained for the brains till things change 
They strain to slang sling  I'm trained to bring game 
History that I arranged been regained by King James 
Go to practice  with tactics  when the track hits  theatrics 
Women that look like actress the status of Cleopatra's 
Stacks of mathematics took the ?ego-a-geatics? 
As I find out, what the facts is, for geographic 
No time to sip Mo's with hostess, never mind what the total gross is 
I rip shows, stay focused, and split cheese, with soldiers 
While you hit trees and coast I spit flows that be ferocious 
And with these explosives, I split seas for Moses 
Shine permanently only my mind's concerning me 
Fire burns in me eternally time's eternity 
Followers turn on me they'll be in a mental infirmary 
Determinedly advance technology better than Germany 
Since the first days you know of, till the last days is over 
I was always the flow-er, I made waves for Noah 
From a compound, to the anatomy, to the breakdown of a atom 
Some of my rap patterns, still surround Saturn 
From the ancient Hieroglyphics, to graffiti painted pictures 
I study I know the scriptures but nowadays ain't it vicious 
Date back I go beyond check the holy Qu'ran 
To speeches at the altar on, now we get our party on 
So being beneficent, I bless em with dialogue 
They expecting, the next testament by the God 
I blow em through battle zones with chrome for chaperon 
Blast beats with saxophones one of the baddest rapper's known 
Every country city and borough, side street and ghetto 
Isle and alley and meadow theories fertile enough to echo 
When it was one mass of land, with one nash' of man 
And the whole mass was ran under one master plan 
Since the world's metamorphosis, and the plan is kept in orbit 
Turntables we spin off but the needles never skip off it 
Rhythms we expressing similar to our ancestors 
It'll answer your questions if you understand the message 
From the days of the slave choppers?, to the new age of prophets 
As heavy as hip-hop is I'm always ready to drop it 
From the mind which is one of Allah's best designs 
And mines'll stand the test of time, when I rhyme 

[Repeat: x2]
The 18th Letter, the prophesy professor 
I stay clever, long as the planet stay together 
Bring up praise from Mecca, make a phrase for the better 
In new days to remember, always and forever 

The "r" baby

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