Scenario Lyrics - A Tribe Called Quest
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Chorus: Tribe and L.O.N.S.
Here we go yo, here we go yo
So what so what so what's the scenario
Here we go yo, here we go yo
So what so what so what's the scenario
Verse One: Phife Dawg
Aiyyo Bo knows this (what?) and Bo knows that (what?)
But Bo don't know jack, cause Bo can't rap
Well whaddya know? the Di-Dawg is first up to bat
No batteries included, and no strings attached
No holds barred, no time for move fakin
Gots to get the loot so I can bring home the bacon
Brothers front, they say the Tribe can't flow
But we've been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe so
Sleep if you want, Nyquil will help you get your zzz's true
But here's the real scoop
I'm all that and then some, short dark and handsome
Bust a nut inside your eye, to show you where I come from
I'm vexed, fumin, I've had it up to here
My days of payin dues are over, acknowledge we is in there(YEAH)
Head for the border, go get a taco
I'll be wreckin from the jump street, meaning from the get-go
Sit back relax and let yourself go
Don't sweat what you heard, and act like you know
Verse Two: Charlie Brown
Yes yes y'all (yes y'all!)
who got the vibe it's the Tribe y'all (Tribe y'all!)
real live y'all (live y'all!)
Inside outside come around... (who's that??) Browwwwwwwwn
Some may, I say, call me Charlie
The word is the herb and I'm deep like Bob Marley
Layback on the payback, [evolve rotate the gates?] CONTACT!
Can I get a hit? (HIT!)
Boom Bip with a brother named Tip and we're ready to flip
East coast stompin, rippin and rompin
New York, North Cak-a-laka, and Compton
Checka-checka-check it out!
The loops for the troops, more bounce to the ounce
And wow how now wow how now Brown cow
We're ill till the skill gets down
For the flex, next, it's the textbook old to the new
but the rest are doo-doo
From radio, to the video, to Arsenio
Tell me! Yo, what's the scenario
Verse Three: Dinco D
(True blue!) Scooby Doo, whoopie doo
Scenario's ready yo, rates more than four
Scores for the snores that smother dancefloors
Now I go for mine, shave the seashore
Ship-shape crushed Grapes Apes that play tapes
Papes make drakes baked for the wakes
of an L-ah, An E-ah, simply just a leader
bass in his face means peace see ya later
Later? (LATER!) Later alligator
Pop goes the weasel and the herb's the inflater
So yo the D what the O, incorporated I-N-C into a flow
Funk flipped flat back first fist foul fight fight fight
Laugh yo how's that sound (ohhhhhh!)
Verse Four: Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes
It’s a Leader Quest mission and we got the goods here(here!)
Never on the left cause my right's my good ear (ear!)
I could give a damn about a ill subliminal
Stay away from crime SO I ain't no CRIMINAL <----
I love my young nation, groovy sensation
No time for hibernation, only elation
Don't ever try to test the water little kid
Yo Mr. Busta Rhymes, tell him what I did
I heard you rushed and rushed, AND ATTACKED
Then they rebuked and you had TO SMACK
Causin rambunction, throughout the sphere
Raise the levels of the boom, inside the ear
You know I did it
So don't violate or you get violated
The hip-hop sound is well agitated
Won't ever waste no time on the played out ego
So here's Busta Rhymes with the, Scenario
Verse Five: Busta Rhymes
Watch, as I combine all the juice from the mind
Heel up, wheel up, bring it back, come rewind
Powerful impact BOOM! from the cannon
Not braggin, try to read my mind just imagine
When diggin into my library
Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!
Eating ITAL stew like the one Peter Tosh-a
UH uh UH, all over the track, man
UH, pardon me, UH, as I come back
As I did it yo I had to beg your pardon
When I travel to the Sun I roll with the squadron
RRRRRROAW RRRRRRROAW like a dungeon dragon
Change your little drawers cause your pants are saggin
Try to step to this, I will twist you in a turban
And have u smelling rank, like some old stale urine
Chickity-choco, the chocolate chicken
The rear cockdiesel but chicks they were kicking
Yo, bustin out before the Busta bust a nut the rhyme
the rhythm is in sync (UHH!) the rhymes are on time (TIME!)
Rippin up the sound just like a radio
Observe the rhyme and check out the scenario!!
*chorus starts* Yeah, my man motherfucker!
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We have a problem.. | Reviewer: Tara (dj buttafly) | 4/23/09
This song was straight off of LONS successful singles including Case of The PTA, and Busta was just known as the "one wilin' out" from that group. Tribe already had its mass of hardcore followers.
BUT...when they went live on Arsenio Hall with this joint? They ripped it UPPPPP!!! Busta pulled off his hat and turned it inside out while someone was holdin' his mic...put that joint back on his head lookin like a straight up nubian Cat in the Hat and KILLED IT!
Thats when I knew he was gonna be a problem.
This is the first song I EVER played on the air, and it continues to be requested heavily on my Old Skool Show.
LOVE IT ~T
The First Anthem | Reviewer: Moontower | 4/2/09
I argue that this is in fact the first ANTHEM track in Hip Hop. Before this track (on a large scale) Hip Hop was about the "scenario", what was going down in the lives of the MC's or some crazy made up shit. This song was the first to simply ask what the scenario was as the MC's told you all the reasons they were the greatest. Every track that followed for the next ten years was just an attempt to live up to this.
Never Gets Old | Reviewer: Mike Lo - Saugerties | 2/7/09
Me and my friend were reviewing some beats I had made and "re-made" and remixed just messin around in my car... and this one beat I made kinda made us think about rappin this song to it, I had my camera and we busted it out real quick... its 2009 and this song still sounds bad ass.
The first time I heard "Low End Theory"... | Reviewer: Chocolate Chuck | 10/10/07
I had just started working at a Teen Newspaper, I was 17 and at odds with the NWA/Too Short/Compton's Most Wanted sound that was dominating the lexicon.
Two dudes that I had just met, played the death out of "Low End Theory" my first week in the Graphic Dept. We all had different tastes as a whole but Tribe unified us... So much so that when we began to vocalize our own stuff, it was the Native Tongue that we wanted to emulate.
tribe rox | Reviewer: tape playing ape | 6/6/07
Good music never gets old, real music coming from a time when hip hop was much more alive
WOW ! | Reviewer: DJ PuNisHeR | 9/8/04
SO MANY YEARS AGO I HEARD THIS SONG, AND THIS BRINGS BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES
AS A former DJ, THIS IS THE MOST REQUESTED SONG FROM ITS ERA. BOTH, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST AND LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL, MADE AN IMPACT ON MUSIC TODAY AS INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR OWN CAREERS AND UNITED. ON A LIGHTER NOTE, I ALSO LISTEN TO THIS MP3 IN THE GYM, ITS MAKES YOU WANT TO GET UP AND JUST MOVE!
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