Brand Nubian Straight off da Head Lyrics

Everything Is Everything Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Word Is Bond
  • 2 Straight off da Head
  • 3 Weed vs. Weaves (interlude)
  • 4 Nubian Jam
  • 5 Alladat
  • 6 Step Into da Cipher
  • 7 Sweatin’ Bullets
  • 8 Lookin’ at God (interlude)
  • 9 Lick Dem Muthaphuckas (remix)
  • 10 Another Day in the Beast (Thoughts From a Criminal)
  • 11 Claimin’ I’m a Criminal
  • 12 Gang Bang
  • 13 Down for the Real
  • 14 Return of the Dread
  • 15 What the Fuck…
  • 16 Hold On
  • Yeah, yeah, fo' your mind
    Hmm right, let's see what we can come up with
    Record after record, yeaaah, rhyme after rhyme check it

    [Sadat X]

    In the studio, on the first try

    On the verse high only birds fly

    You get out the pack like that y'all

    Straight off da head (what?), let *****s know I use to wear the pro

    Get three strikes yo, I used to have to court awarder

    but now I got a daughter and she gotta grow

    And I let her know that that ain't the way to go

    My name is X, yo I'm like a puzzle when I get released

    Just like I had my muzzle off, check it out yo

    I can never be sold

    You don't stop (and you don't quit) and you don't stop

    (We're makin hit after hit after hit y'all) Ya don't stop

    [Lord Jamar]

    Comin straight off da head one time it's the dread Lord J

    Come around the way, would you say?

    One time with my crew, manifessin

    Just like that, now who you think you tessin? Uhh

    Brand Nubian, my crew be in effect, uhh

    Get erect with the blunts and ya check

    right in, one time, goin to the bank, I'm

    cashin, and you know I be stashin

    in the mattress, one time with the phatness

    beats, I be blowin up, showin up

    at shows, checkin all the hoes

    Just like that and defeatin all my foes

    Go for jack

    [Sadat X]

    Yo my name is X, yo my name is X and I was born in

    the BX, I went to New Rochelle

    Know my man Mark the Spark who live in the Vernon

    And my man be they rhythm, dwell in Bronxdale, in the home of the

    boss, goin down the block or go to forest

    Keep on goin past Morris High School

    Then I go down the street to Courtland Ave.

    Vietnam, the male goes in Jackson

    Over the bridge, on 45th to 8th Ave.

    Go to 7th Ave., go to Polo Grounds

    Go to Drewham, 1-0-6 all the way to 1-10

    Black Puerto Rican and Dominican, check it out

    [Lord Jamar]

    Uhh, we're gonna show you how we live, take you straight across the bridge

    to Medina where the GODs is meaner, wisdom is cleaner

    Straight down on Flatbush Ave.

    Some of the streets in Brooklyn'll make you laugh

    Names like Myrtle and Willoughby

    Things like Scurmerhorn and Classun

    and funny names like that but still they got the gats rollin

    Just like that that's how we be strollin

    Maestro Manny and my man Big Ill, we fill blunts

    Just like that we kill stunts

    Guts, and what'cha want like that, we got nuts

    Just like that 'cause it's phat, uhhh

    [Sadat X]

    Check it out, yeah (Like that, ya don't stop)

    And I keep on goin, I keep on goin (Just like that ya don't stop)

    My head keep goin on

    Rob deep from mackadocious, your cut be close

    With the one blade, ever since the first grade

    I been a fan of the rap and I can do this

    I use to watch and listen, and watch the ol' time greats

    and watch em how they did things and I learned it well

    I rip in New Rochelle, that's where I dwell (Uhh)

    Check it out, my name is X, yo my man Mark the Spark's with me

    My man Serge got the urge to splurge, he came from Cleveland

    All the way from Ohio, he's gonna letcha know

    can you deal with his flow, yo yo?

    [Lord Jamar]

    Aiyo, peace to the GODs, peace to the Earth

    Peace to the birth of me and my seed Khari

    It's like that in effect one time, and I'm

    the black man, intelligent with the plan

    Islam be the bomb, droppin on the devils

    Goin to a higher level

    Peace to Farrakhan and the Nation like that

    Creation is black, one time, that's a fact

    Original solar, I'm Lord Jamar, yes I be the

    intelligent one, I be the sun shinin

    Like the light in the night, but still I be bright

    One time, now I recite the lessons for ya

    one time, messin for ya or

    check it out, without a doubt

    Peace to the GODs, sincere, makin it clear

    Peace to Tamiq, yeah that's the language we speak

    Peace to Knowledge, he didn't go to college

    but still he got the supreme mind

    Written by: Derek Murphy, Lorenzo Dechalus
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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