Mama Said Knock You Out

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About Mama Said Knock You Out

"Mama Said Knock You Out" is the fourth single by LL Cool J from his album of the same name. The song famously begins with the line "Don't call it a comeback/I've been here for years." Before "Mama Said Knock You Out" was released, many people felt that LL Cool J's career was waning; his grandmother, who still believed in his talent, told him to "knock out" all his critics. The song was produced by Marley Marl with help from DJ Bobcat along with LL. The single reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, was certified Gold by the RIAA, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. The song takes various shots at Kool Moe Dee. 


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2017
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Don't call it a comeback 
I've been here for years 
I'm rocking my peers 
Puttin' suckers in fear 
Makin' the tears rain down like a monsoon 
Listen to the bass go boom 
Explosions, overpowerin' 
Over the competition I'm towerin' 
Wrecking shop when I write these lyrics 
that'll make you call the cops 
Don't you dare stare, you better move 
Don't ever compare 
Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced 
Competition's payin' the price 

I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out

Don't you call this a regular jam 
I'm gonna rock this land 
I'm gonna take this itty-bitty world by storm 
And I'm just gettin' warm 
Just like Muhammed Ali 
They called him Cassius 
Watch me bash this beat like a skull 
That you know I've beef with 
Why do you riff with me 
The maniac psycho 
And when I pull out my jammy get ready 
Cause I might go Blaw! 
How you like me now? 
The ripper will not allow 
You to get with Mr. Swift or Rift, 
Listen to my gears shift 
I'm blasting, I'm blasting 
Kinda like shaft, so you can say I'm shafting 
Oh, English filled my mind, and I came up with a funky rhyme 

I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out

Shadow boxing when I heard you on the radio, UH 
I just don't know 
What made you forget that I was raw 
But now I gotta new tour 
I'm going insane 
Startin' the hurricane 
Releasin' pain 
Lettin' you know 
You can't gain or maintain 
Unless you say my name 
Rippin' 
Killin' 
Diggin' and drillin' a hole 
Pass the Old Gold 

I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out

Shotgun blasts are heard 
When I rip and kill at will 
The man of the hour, tower of power 
I'll devour 
I'm gonna tie you up and let you understand 
That I'm not your average man 
When I gotta jammy in my hand 
Damn! 
Oh! 
Listen to the way I slay 
Your crew 
Damage 
Damage  
Destruction, terror, and mayhem 
Pass me a sissy so sucker I'll slay him 
Farmers (what) 
Farmers (what) 
I'm ready (we're ready) 
I think I'm gonna bomb a town 
Get down 
Don't you never, ever 
Pull my lever 
Cause I explode 
And my nine is easy to load 
I gotta thank God 
Cause he gave me the strength to rock Hard 

I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out 
I'm gonna knock you out 
Mama said knock you out

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LL Cool J

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, for Ladies Love Cool James ), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He is known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", and "Mama Said Knock You Out". He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, including 2008's Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings, and currently has a new studio album in the works. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Halloween H20: 20 Twenty Years Later, and currently stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama… more »

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Written by: JAMES MCCANTS, LEROY MCCANTS

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