Keep 'Em Eager to Listen
[Rakim] Me and the rap's laid back Nonchalant and relaxed in the track Put together well so it ain't hard to tell Easy to recognize so my records'll sell On the microphone well known with a low tone Show and prove when the stage show is shown All you hear is screams when I'm hit by the laser beams Ladies fiend rappers are choosin up teams So who could beat up just before we meet up Before I kick a rhyme, I kick my feet up to let you know, everything's under control Under surveillance, takin over your soul So let me handle this, gettin scandalous All my jams are hits, never plan to miss Crowd is captured, released at my permission Peep em, as I, keep em eager to listen [Rakim] Opponents are found paralyzed from the mic down Left with a little sight ears still hear the sound Try to clear your mind but it's still there Give him about a year, then give him a wheelchair I damage and deteriorate, til your brain dead No huss cuss what I discuss'll bust his head Here's some hearin aids when your eardrums fail You get scars, so you could read it in braille Close your third eye, then I do body work And I keep the same procedure til somebody's hurt My DJ'll sew up cuts like an M.D. And I still move crowds like an M.C. Entertain and tear you out of your frame Leave you in a puddle of blood, then let it rain Then I get deep, so try to withstand on my level to think, or sink like quicksand He couldn't hang, so I cut the rope short Watchin em fall, cause they need more support This is the way that I done, all of my competition Peep em, as I, keep em eager to listen Keep em eager to listen [Rakim] The performance I give em is, somethin like a hypnotism Swingin back and forth, til you can keep the rhythm At the tone of my voice, you will become eager to listen dance in a trance til you see the are on stage, no cheers, all ears All three of your eyes on me, so it appears just like you thought it would be, but even better Live and direct on stage, instead of the radio or video or studio rehearsin I'm at my best in the flesh in person The main attraction, center of attention The crowd'll go crazy, soon as I mention it's time to communicate, so let's conversate I get my point across, when you respond I make sense So now we could continue the mission As I, keep em eager to listen As I, keep em eager to listen [Rakim] I used to always say one day I'll play in the NBA cause I'll slay opponents well, and also excel as a black quarterback in the NFL I throw to score so I can hear the crowd roar Keep em, out of they seats and on the floor And when I win, it'll pump my adrenaline My record is undefeated, and I'll win again I'll never lose or hear boos from the audience cause they participate, and applaud me since I bring em what they want to hear And they'll fill up the atmopshere with people that came to party, and have a good time So when I'm gone, I'm sure, you understood the rhyme Because I promise to accomplish the mission Cause I, keep em eager to listen
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