View Full Version : Apostles Warning by Prodigy is the best Verse of the 90's

Ghost In The 'Lac
06-26-2006, 10:08 AM

I dont know what the dude was on when he wrote this shit, but he blacked out no doubt. You just got listen to all the way he flows on this and how he picks up and switches different melodies in almost every line of the verse. For me, this is the benchmark of how to flow in the 90's, the syllables, the words, the flow on the beat, no overlong lines, no undershort lines, he catches the beat on this song better than i have ever heard any MC do before. everything is PERFECT. And how many Sharks bit off his imagery and metaphors after this aswell, especially all these "backpacker" type underground cats BIT OFF THIS MOTHERFUCKER.

My empire strikes with the strength of poisonous snakes
My entire unit loaded up with snake niggas that hire stakes
We pull off a high stakes, great escapes, expand, shift team downstate
Dreams are growing over and my son'll live great
Little man I'm plannin to enhance your mindstate
The rebirth, a nigga who lived an ill life
The one before me was of one even more trife
My understandin, I'll raise you with precise plannin
and put you on to the whole game of this planet
But I gotta survive in order to follow thru plans to live lot-o
Me and my lil' kicko, any man tryin to stop us he get wet-o
He couldn't withstand the snake bite, there is no antidote
Don't you put your hands too close and try to approach
I won't snap at you I'm goin for throats
and when you feel my bite 'cha sing high notes
I peeped you from deep and then you got cut throats
My formulae-I live life do or die
Stare into the eyes of a deep wiseguy
Prodigy turnin niggas to protoges
My protege I advise ya ass to make way
Make way...for fully-auto gun spray
You're small prey, I'll easily bait and trap game
This man is half mad scientist-half sane
Create rhyme labryinth like poisonous cannabis
Here take a toke of this daily rare vocalist
Overpower y'all, tiny noise like locust
Like sunlight thru a magnifying glass I'll focus em
Burn a hole straight thru ya brain and leave ya open (Oh shit!)
and let the venom soak in
You start sweatin and goin thru convulsions from dope shit I write
Leavin niggas stuck, I let spit
Trapped up in a web of a nigga that's sick
I'll wrap you up in cocoon, you caught up in the midst
As dangerous as risky business fuckin with this
Contender number one I put you on top of the list
You're the best challenger so far I'll give you this
But peep this (what?) fatal shots to solarplex
Man down, now who dares to go next?
Like General Monkmonk orders to chop necks
I send a message to my whole clique to bomb shit
Atomic, no time for calm shit
We hyperactive and it's time for Vietnam bit
Ya whole alliance gets single handedly bomb-ded
Take heed to the apostle's warning
Word up!

06-26-2006, 10:19 AM
I Know That Verse Like My Social

Orion Nebulus
06-26-2006, 10:22 AM
Lmaooooo....who bit of prodigy?? Thats a ridiculous comment. Anyway, yeah I agree that verse has to be the best that P ever did. Everytime people ask what was his best verse I always tell them "apostle's warning". Oh well that was then and now he cant rap worth a dime.

06-26-2006, 10:49 AM
hell on earth is your favorite album huh?

06-26-2006, 10:56 AM
good verse..yes..best verse of the 90s..super hell no

06-27-2006, 12:32 PM
best verse of the 90's was nas second verse on memory lane