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dopey666
09-08-2005, 02:46 AM
aiyo i needa here some sick quotes from the wu, you know those dope verse that leave u like wtf thats deep iain't got any now ill drop some when it hink of em in the meantime hit em up

Decka
09-08-2005, 08:10 AM
[Intro: Killah Priest, {Killah Priest in background of his intro}]
Your arms too short to box with god...
(KP, Iron Shiek,
In these times we gotta take one step.. forward.
put one foot in front of the other, my brother..
Yo, check this out)
{Killah Priest, Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn,
Royal Fam, Dreddy Kruger}

[Killah Priest]
Early natives related to throwns of David
captured by some patriots, and thrown on slave ships
they stripped us naked, while they wives picked they favourite
lives were wasted, in the hands of the hated
driven from the garden [garden], now we starvin' in the martyring Sodom
they call it Harlem, wordly problems got us at the bottom
the Earth crisis, and the righteous grab their ice picks
seekers like us for our rices, I stay in ciphers
our live is, connected to second son of Isaacs, which had a tight grip
on the heels of his brother, revealed to his mother
the elders who served the younger, words heard in thunder
down from under, rose and fled to grow in hunger, now it's cold in summer
to slow your slumbers, behold a number, 600, 6 and 3 score
the same as he saw, who ate his heat raw, in the time before
they climbed aboard a dinosaur, information held behind the doors
we came from the atmosphere, the physical trapped us here
then they gave us crack and beer, in the back of the stairs
please adapt your ears, add or subtract the years, and form the unwise
and watch the sunrise from sunset, none-slep, one flesh, one breath..

[Chorus: Hell Razah, (Tekitha)]
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)
One Step, One Flesh, One Breath
(Your arms too short to box with god...)

[Killah Priest]
Devils morale, they caught us playing with the gold marbles
we wrote novels, now we live life in the bottle, before the devil sold me
to the unholy, because my father told me
I lived like a monks of lowly, lowly, but lowly?
the president just ordered the navy to hit the borders of Haiti
slaughtered babies from the waters of Euphrates
maybe they send germs that polluted our sperm
and made us live with circumcize in the serpent eyes
and told us certain lies, and each day a servant dies
but in the halls of Farrow the walls are narrow
and religion is like a prison for the seekers of wisdom
now free them, lets feed um', feed um'...
they took the first book of Jacob to Jamaica
promised us 40 achers and a mule, treated like an animal
understand the jewel, brought to the 50 states
deuteronomy 28, verse 68, it all relates, 1555 is when we first arrived
we tell jokes wish um' get high, and watch the fish fry...

[Chorus]

[Outro: Tekitha]
One Step...
One, One, Step, Step
One, One, Flesh
One, One, Step..
One, One, Breath...
One.. Step....
One... Step...

Cm0ney
09-08-2005, 07:36 PM
what song is that?

Cm0ney
09-08-2005, 10:13 PM
i want to hear this song what is it!

hellbound
09-08-2005, 10:18 PM
that song is Killah Priest - "One Step"

Decka
09-09-2005, 08:10 PM
Intro/Chorus

It goes: life, difficult times, and mad crimes
Some pay the price, while others refine
Blessed are those who struggle -- God loves you
And Wisdom is the principle thing for Kings and Queens
(repeat 2X)

Many alliance will end, it's like a sad song
from a violin, trapped like Daniel's in the Lion's Den
Tryin to pie-rce the iron skin, of Leviathan
Souls blowin in the violent winds
God help us, if we die in sign, I hear the trials
in the cries of men, that's when the riot begins
Like things never get better, we forever
servin Nebuchadnezzar, since the days of our ancestors
Slaves to a mad pleasure, building great architectures
Sharp dressers, smart professors
Start my lecture, I build lyrics like a art director
Show it to you like the film projector
Blessed are those who struggle, from day to day we all hustle
Comin home with sore muscles, and scarred faces
Scuffed knuckles, we all share the same trouble
Seperated couples, sometimes it seem like
there's no escapin, the clutches of Satan
Spendin years in state pens, awaitin patient
Dreams of a scholarship, ended by a hollowtip
Politics and number slip

Chorus

Once, shoved in ships, now we Bloods and Crips
Thugs with clips, niggaz who love the clicks
Hit the clubs and shit, so they can rub their hips
Hugs and flicks, niggaz with drugs and whips
Cash Rules this Rotten Apple, they got a worm in it
Corrupt sinners, in my man's jeep
with the windows tinted, sippin Guinness
Observin all the clinics, and liquor spots
They make me lick a shot through the rooftop
I never seen the glory
In the ghetto it's the same story
Ciggarette butts and cold coffee, black faces
and white mouths, they cry out, for the White House
Ain't no wealth shared, it's welfare
and poor health care, self scared
It's senseless, the way they got our black princess
on public assistance to end our existance

Chorus

It's a blessing... to struggle
It's a blessing...
(repeat 2X)
Yeahhyeahhh, it's a blessing, just a blessing
It's a blessing... *fades*

Decka
09-09-2005, 08:14 PM
The Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (3X)

Chorus: repeat 2X

Life is a test many quest the universe
And through my research, I felt the joy and the hurt
The first shall be last and the last shall be first
The basic instructions before leaving earth

Verse One:

Knowledge this wisdom, this goes back when I was twelve
I loved doing right but I was trapped in hell
Had mad ideas, sad eyes and tears
Years of fears, but yo my foes couldn't bear
I searched for the truth since my youth
And went to church since birth, but it wasn't worth the loot
that I was paying, plus the praying
I didn't like staying cuz of busy-bodies and dizzy hotties
That the preacher had souped up with lies
Had me cooped up lookin at loot, butt, and thighs
Durin the service, he swallowed up the poor
And after they heard this, they wallowed on the floor
But I ignored, and explored my history that was untold
And watched mysteries unfold
And dropped a jewel like Solomon, but never followed men
cause if you do your brain is more hollow than
Space oblivia, or the abyss
With no trace of trivia, left with the hiss
Does it pay to be deaf, dumb and blind?
From a slave we was kept from the mind
And from the caves he crept from behind
And what he gave, was the sect of the swine
When the bible, it condemned the pig
I don't mean to pull your hems or flip your wigs
But we used to wear a turban, but now we're in the urban
No more wearing beanies and dress like a genie
No hocus pocus cause I focus on the facts
And put it on the tracks and brought it through the wax
I speak on Jacob, it might take up some time
And too much knowledge, it might break up the rhyme
I did it anyway just to wake up the mind
of those who kiss stones or prays on the carpet
Those who sit home, or sell books by the market
Need to chill and get their mind revived
For years religion did nothing but divide
The basic instructions before leaving earth

Chorus

Verse Two:

I strolled through the books of Job to unfold
And open bibles, instead of hoping on revivals
Calling on His name and screaming hallelujah
when he hardly knew ya, that's how the devil's fooled ya
See look into my eyes brethren, that's the lies of a Reverand
Why should you die to go to heaven?
The Earth is already in space, the bible I embrace
A difficult task I had to take
I studied till my eyes was swollen, and only arose when
I found out that we were the chosen
I deal with the truth, and build with the youth
And teach my son as he kneels on the stoop
Son, life is a pool of sin, corrupted with foolish men
and women with wicked minds, who build picket signs
to legalize abortion, the evil eye distortion
I quiz Son with my wisdom
Before I converted, I was perverted, and knowledge was asserted
The study of wisdom, I perferred it
The understanding, it gave me mental freedom
I even learnt Caucasians were really the Tribe of Edam
The white image, of Christ, is really Cesare Borgia
and uhh, the second son of Pope Alexander
The Sixth of Rome, and once the picture was shown
That's how the devils tricked my dome
I prophesized to save a man, but no one gave a damn
for my nation - the seed of Abraham
Blessed with the tongue of Hebrew
Now we're strung on needles, and some are plungin evils
So study and be wise in these days of darkness
Peace to my nephew Marcus

The basic instructions before leaving earth

Chorus: repeat to fade

IRONMAN GFK
09-11-2005, 09:43 AM
check INSPECTAH DECK's verse on TRIUMPH (first one rapping) => serious

eelrehsu
09-15-2005, 05:13 PM
most of rzas shit, not much bobdigi.

listen to sunshower and twelve jewels :mmmyah:

peace.

Bedlam
09-15-2005, 10:36 PM
GZA on Shadowboxin:

"Amplified sample through vacuum tubes compression,
Cause RZA to charge niggas 20 G's per sesssion"

What a way to describe your producer's bangin beats

This is what 50 would say:

"Dre's bangin beats get all the ho's to shakes they asses"

The difference is clear

Ronin
09-17-2005, 09:58 AM
good comparison^!!!

killah priest drops some awesome shit

one step and bible are his best 'wu associated' shit for me

i love his verse on gem stars too

[Killah Priest]
My rhymes a guideline, for political thugs and O.G.'s
Who blows trees in front of authorities, like giving a fuck
Revolvers will squeeze, regardless to the warrants you read
Trauma we bleed, before they put our wrists in them cuffs
I sit in the cut, like I'm sixty two, and next Panther
Narrator, screen writer for niggaz in handcuffs
Gangstas are freedom fighters doing life in the slammers
Where the strangers take advantage, when they tie bananas
And I thank you, what the knife til we collide with them hammers
Phantoms, they talk before we sell them
Cats yell from they gut, the shells come and their skeleton struck
How I survive that four/five, well I tell 'em it's luck
Fellas erupt, at chow time, shots heard from a loud nine
Fitted turbans, we feast and beneath her loud signs
I don't care, we cripple you blood
When cops come, get rid of them drugs
For revolution, grab that mask, pistol and glove
This is the love, black oils richer than blood
I'm sick of the grudge, between vice laws and G.D.'s
Latin Kings and Mieta's, it's that real shit, that hood lecture

street, revolutionary knowledge

most gza shit is good from pre 2000

"keep it brief son, half short twice strong"

i think kids already killed this though

the silencer
09-17-2005, 09:36 PM
check the Inspectah Deck song from Uncontrolled Substance---Show N Prove....

pablobaluba
09-26-2005, 04:44 AM
the whole heavy mental

biblebullet
10-04-2005, 10:00 AM
the whole heavy mental
I concur....mos def the whole heavy mental album is a fucking classic or the lyrics are full of knowledge

mic-cord-strangler
10-04-2005, 11:25 AM
the line in the killah Priest verse from gem stars should be "we feast underneath halal signs"

halal = muslim equivalent of 'kosher'

redemption
10-04-2005, 10:18 PM
GZA on Shadowboxin:

"Amplified sample through vacuum tubes compression,
Cause RZA to charge niggas 20 G's per sesssion"

What a way to describe your producer's bangin beats

This is what 50 would say:

"Dre's bangin beats get all the ho's to shakes they asses"

The difference is clear
9:|6

LordReveal
10-08-2005, 06:11 PM
RZA on "4th Chamber"

Chamoufloge chameloeon
ninjas scaling your building
no time to grab the guns, they already got your wife & children
a hit was sent from the president, to raid your residense
because u got secret evidence and documents on how they rape the continents
and its the prominent, dominant, Islamic, Asiatic black hebrew
the year 2002, the battle's still with the Wu
6 million devils just died from the bubonic flew
and the Ebola virus, under the reing of King Cyrus
you can see the weakness of a man right thru his Iris
un-loyal snakes get thrown in boiling lakes of hot oil
then boils your skin, chickenheads gettin slim like Olive Oyl
only plant your seed deep in fertile soil
fotified with essential vitamins & minerals
use the sky as a blanket, stuffin clouds inside my pillow
rollin with the lambs, 12 tribes
144,000 chosen
Proton Electrons Always Cause Explosions

LordReveal
10-08-2005, 06:20 PM
Masta Killa on "5 Stars" from KillArmy's Silent Waepons For Quiet Wars

Scinece is the study of all things
Knowledge their sword swing
Guns go off in the east wing
It's a blessing to deliver this lesson
Who's resting
You've been summons to awaken
A nation of sleeping giants who are clients to the devil's civilization
Migration expands my plan to the maximum capacity
Nothing can hold me from launching out over the Earth then disperse
Ritual darkness niggas return
Unscathed and at ease and as you were
But the thought of not being able to breathe and leave these worldly
possessions
Have MC's fret to step in my direction

Dr. Simon Hurt
10-08-2005, 06:29 PM
Masta Killa on "5 Stars" from KillRmy's Silent Waepons For Quiet Wars

Scinece is the study of all things
Knowledge their sword swing
Guns go off in the east wing
It's a blessing to deliver this lesson
Who's resting
You've been summons to awaken
A nation of sleeping giants who are clients to the devil's civilization
Migration expands my plan to the maximum capacity
Nothing can hold me from launching out over the Earth then disperse
Ritual darkness niggas return
Unscathed and at ease and as you were
But the thought of not being able to breathe and leave these worldly
possessions
Have MC's fret to step in my direction
that verse is heat. Like dudes already said the whole heavy mental album is knowledge. my girl hates rap because of how ignorant and materialistic most of it is and she still loves this album. (i actually got her on some dead prez and immortal technique too)

More songs

RZA- The Birth
Gravediggaz- Twelve Jewelz, The Night The Earth Cried, What's Going On
GZA- Swordsman
Black Market Militia- Audubon Ballroom

Dr. Simon Hurt
10-08-2005, 06:30 PM
Kilalrmy- Dirty Weaponry has alot of jewels on it, I don't have a copy on me to reference the name of songs.

oh yeah, RZA- Build Strong, The Sickness

LordReveal
10-08-2005, 06:34 PM
Killah Priest on "Fall Of Solomon"

Thieves in the temple, a priest murdered at the doorstep
He heard the hounds of horses, surround his fortress
Look down, the whole town with torches
Blood on the door knock where our lord slept
Night before the see-er saw it, so they slept nautious
Broken windows with cannisters, hidden cameras
Masked man at the top of the bannister
Shattered glass everywhere, someone pushed his man down the stairs
A knife in the back with a note attached, read 'Beware'
Looked up, saw a blowin curtain, a open window
and heard the whistle of the soft air, someone screamin 'warfare'
So Solomon takes cover, a servant yells out 'the bitch is cursed,
don't touch her', but he trusts her, he also loves her
Cause her to hold the sharing, his bright moon and star
His lil' way out the valley, a spy cut her throat inside a dark alley
Someone knocked his daughter off a balcony, bloodshed in Galilea
The cowardly flee to the hills of Cabarea
Thieves of a hundred gates, the queen of cities
No one shows pity, flyin spirits, floatin demons, fallen saints
Soldiers walkin by their ranks, service of the East gate, scared to drink
What would our leaders think? Every man lookin at each other, scared to blink
The seed inside the sanctuary, scary
Portraits of Saint Mary, with Mona Lisa
The Queen of Cheeba, strokin a cheetah
Other mid-wives sayin 'I don't like the way he treats her'
Pass the reefer, bad cheeba, Solomon judge wisely
Wisdom spoken of highly, hair knotty, ask God 'Why me?'

Order these Gods to untie me
He said men do not despise a thief if he still dissatisfy his soul
If he's captured he shall restore it, seven fold
A legend unfold, let it be written in the scroll
Solomon's gold, swallow them whole
He said 'Fuck you!', make me another Pagan God
Usin brass poles, spies layin up in the closet
They open the door, they spray holes through the prophets
Solomon whispers, a man reaches in his zipper
The king killed by his own bishop
Hit beneath the babel gate himself, fucked when he hicced up
Tears of a child, 'Daddy, get up!'
Fast forward, you see Malcolm X fallin from a pulpit
Sprayed up by bullets, dead over bullshit
Niggas layin on the pavement, holes in their Woolridge
Look what the wolves did, full clips and cartridges
Imposters live, abduct the kids in front of corner stores
Poppin shit, throwin up gang signs at the same time
Them niggas roll dice and fight canines/K-9's
Should I wake 'em up or let 'em stay blind?
Cause education seem like it's only shit to a thug
You either Crip or you Blood, really? I'm sick of the grudge
Y'all niggas need to dip it in blood, I should walk by
And take a flick of your mug, show you how vicious you was
Neighborhood overflooded with liqour and drugs
Young queens grow up to be strippers in clubs
Man, damn son!

LordReveal
10-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Artist: Hell Razah
Song: Ghetto Government
Album: When All Hell Breaks Loose (2000)

[Timbo King]
Yo, ain't nothin new about the world order
It's been planned since they put George Washington on the quarter
Government funded, approved by US officials
Republicans, Democrats, so many issues
Congress, they make the laws that affect us
No matter what we say/what we do, they disrespect us
Chemical warfare, poison is in the food
Contaminated water, diseases stored in the test tubes
Nuclear bombs are set to drop any second
10% got you blind-folded, butt-naked
Oxygen is polluted with toxic fumes
Corporate America got our brothas singin the blues
Democracy don't exist, it's a total diss
That's why I got the police on my shit list
"Novus Ordo Seclorum" on the dollar bill
Royal Fam strapped, aimin for Capital Hill

[Killah Priest]
A full moon glows, light reflects off of my gold
Seven men with Shields of Davids on top of they post
Soft wind blows, breath through my silk blue robe
After I feast, fall asleep between my seven pillows
Feel my eyes close, then a motion picture screen show
See the world like looking through a foggy window
See a large click of thugs, some Crips, some Bloods
*Nietas*, Latin kings, broken homes and shattered dreams
They gather in teams around Jacob's Ladder
Set up robots and make them scatter
Cops watch them on they TV cameras
They move in one manner, when they speak, whinos stand up
Throw they hands up and make the cops take off they handcuffs
Other thugs thats crammed up in back of vans and the bus
On their way to Riker's, my enligthener
It's now a lifer, I'm put in ciphers ever since I was put in diapers
Over six million passengers shipped from Africa
After the Jerusalem massacre, since King Solomon we wore lavender
See the David from the slaveships
Now they call us Africans 'cause our skin match with them
But that's a lot of foolish, so they can over rule us
(* Nietas are a Puerto Rican gang in New York)

[Hell Razah]
Knights at the square table, share bread at last supper
Lost sheep will fulfill the prophecies, suffer
We discuss the, proverbs of Soloman's words
Livin in visions of Daniel, revelation dreams
Hebrew kings, choppin off the eagle wings
Second exodus, no more sex, lies, drugs and pestilence
My evidence, my own testament, written on wood
Twelve tribes layin at the head of corners in hoods
Idol worshippers, blasphemers, thieves and murderers
Adulterers, homosexuals, and land burglerers
New York City dressed pretty with 'lectricity
Blackout, computers shut down, *2000 assed out*
Reset the internet chip, communicatin wit
Gabrielle in a spaceship, from a basement
Apocalypse child, wars in the sore playground
Jews and gentiles, fed Generation X-Files
Cuz me and wisdom got a loyal marriage
We not Africans, Indians, nor we Arabs
What

(*Y2K paranoia of 1999*)

Frank Drebin
10-08-2005, 10:35 PM
only plant your seeds deep inside fertile soil fortified with essential vitamins and minerals

LordReveal
10-09-2005, 12:44 PM
only plant your seeds deep inside fertile soil fortified with essential vitamins and minerals
In simple words, meaning: only have a woman bare your child if she's pure, not a ho.

Frank Drebin
10-09-2005, 04:17 PM
^^ yeh no shit it also means when your seeds are born make you plant them in an enviroment where the can grow and develope like a plant make sure it has all the things it needs to grow spiritually

Bodega Pop Tartz
10-09-2005, 04:20 PM
yeah son!!! im feeling this one " u either sit down, shut the fuck up, or catch an uppercut" killa sin

LordReveal
10-10-2005, 01:52 AM
^^ yeh no shit it
That's what I get for adding on. It wasn't meant as a disrespect or making u look dumb. I was adding on to the quote, and by doing so, I'm showing YOU props. Oh well, thats how it goes here in the Corp.

Mixtape Mutt
10-10-2005, 11:38 AM
Listen to a lot of Killah Priest, Gravediggaz, RZA as RZA, Sunz of Man.

But right now I'm listening to GZA - Swordsman, listen to that track.

Frank Drebin
10-10-2005, 02:41 PM
That's what I get for adding on. It wasn't meant as a disrespect or making u look dumb. I was adding on to the quote, and by doing so, I'm showing YOU props. Oh well, thats how it goes here in the Corp.
sorry misunderstood :(

LordReveal
10-10-2005, 03:08 PM
nah, it's all good. I get mad cuz ya all know I dont get down like that (disrespecting). That shit aint me. PEACE.

Ironman Starks
10-10-2005, 03:52 PM
GZA - 4th Chamber

The banks of G, all CREAM downs a vet
Money feed good, opposites off the set
It ain't hard to see, my seeds need God-degree
I got mouths to feed, unnecessary beef is more cows to breed
I'm on some tax free shit by any means
Whether bound to hit scheme or some counterfeit CREAM
I learned much from such with cons who run scams
Veterans got the game spiced like hams
And from that, sons are born and guns are drawn
Clips are fully loaded, and then blood floods the lawn
Disciplinary action was a fraction of strength
that made me truncate the limp on temp
with the stump, treat his hips like air pumps
RZA shave the track, niggaz caught razor bumps
Scarred tryin to figure who invented
this unprecented, opium-scented, dark-tinted
Now watch me blow him out his shoes without clues
Cuz I won't hesitate to detonate, I'm short fuse

"I got mouths to feed, unnecessary beef is more cows to breed"
gza overdoes it sometime god dayumm

"Veterans got they game spiced like ham"
^^^yo if im not mistake he talkin about like as in seasoned veterans like in the game like veterans of war and shit...gza is fire

Frank Drebin
10-10-2005, 07:01 PM
nah, it's all good. I get mad cuz ya all know I dont get down like that (disrespecting). That shit aint me. PEACE.sweet peace

LordReveal
10-10-2005, 11:17 PM
RZA on "Impossible"

Exageratted authorization
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
testin poison in prison popultion
my occupation is to stop the enaguration of Satan
some claim it was raeggan
So I came to slay men
like Bartholemule
cuz every particle is physical article
was diabolical to the last visible molecule
A space knight like Rom
consume planets like Unicron
blastin photon bombs from the arm
like galvatron

Imperial1
11-06-2006, 09:34 PM
Born master with the faster blade, track slasher, manufacture poems to microphones, bones fracture

Inspectah Deck on "For Heaven's Sake"

Imperial1

Imperial1
11-06-2006, 09:45 PM
RZA on "4th Chamber"

Chamoufloge chameloeon
ninjas scaling your building
no time to grab the guns, they already got your wife & children
a hit was sent from the president, to raid your residense
because u got secret evidence and documents on how they rape the continents
and its the prominent, dominant, Islamic, Asiatic black hebrew
the year 2002, the battle's still with the Wu
6 million devils just died from the bubonic flew
and the Ebola virus, under the reing of King Cyrus
you can see the weakness of a man right thru his Iris
un-loyal snakes get thrown in boiling lakes of hot oil
then boils your skin, chickenheads gettin slim like Olive Oyl
only plant your seed deep in fertile soil
fotified with essential vitamins & minerals
use the sky as a blanket, stuffin clouds inside my pillow
rollin with the lambs, 12 tribes
144,000 chosen
Proton Electrons Always Cause Explosions


For some reason, the bolded line takes me back to the movie "V for Vendetta" when they raided that guy's house looking for the girl and then killed him after they found the Holy Quran in his house.

Imperial1

the silencer
11-06-2006, 10:12 PM
this thread is awesome....and where the fuck has LordReveal been????

Deck spits ridiculous knowledge on this shit..

Show N Prove off of Uncontrolled Substance:

[Inspectah Deck]
I once asked God to forgive for my sins
Bent on my knees pleadin to be heavenly cleansed
Said the Holy Ghost changed the ways and actions of men
When I stood, I felt the same as if I just walked in
I was twelve at the time, held nines, held mines
A frail mind, criminal thoughts well-designed
Then the Older Gods put me on, on how to rock this
Maintain, 360, lord and live prosperous
His jewel was priceless, keep the cypher righteous
Bare in mind, God, some of your own won't like this
I'm mentally scarred, recooperatin from abrasure
Fooled by interpretations made from a traitor
It's in my nature, I was taught, that's the first law
Obtain the food, clothin and the shelter that I search for
The fire in my eyes is hot as Earth's core
What hurts more, the fact that we still dirt poor
In hard times force crimes out of honest man
And most fiend to see the so-called promised land
Sun of Man, knowledge, wisdom and understand
that it's time to take matters in our own hands

[Chorus]

[Inspectah Deck]
The wicked ways of the world can't escape sin
I'm facin masses gun on the plantation
Seen source from home yet I'm still caved in
Cuz 9000 miles is such a long way to swim
and many die tryin to survive the next mile
Famillies was raised as slaves and exiled
I learned it as a child, knowledge be the key
to unlock your brain and set your mindstate free
It's true, the times come through, chose the few
Show and prove, the power of God's in you
or remain a savage in pursuit of happiness
Who lacks jewels, love and peace completes the package
The fact is five out a hundred know the truth
The wisdom might blow the roof when shown and proved

[Chorus]

[Inspectah Deck]
Through the course of time, we was dumb, deaf and blind
Now we on the incline, build with one mind
Came a long way, but, yo, we still far behind
So, uplift the mind, God, rise and shine
I speak to the black-bellied yellow seeds
My fellow breed all races, colors and creeds
Search for the knowledge, use science and math
and be queens and kings like the centuries past
The devil tried to fool my people, said we was equal
But I believe him when my culture sees freedom
You beat 'em with the positive thoughts, you don't need em
Leave him in the dirt, let the blood suckers see him

Battle 1
11-08-2006, 07:27 PM
..:cool:

Battle 1
11-08-2006, 07:36 PM
I concur....mos def the whole heavy mental album is a fucking classic or the lyrics are full of knowledge

Hell Yeah, that's no under-statement. Absolutely correct. knowlegde in it's purest form. Never have I heard such wise wisdom or words on an album before. The 'Heavy Mental' album is mostly based on cultural knowlegde in various forms, mostly religious facts (they don't call him the Priest for nothing), but also scientifical facts, historical facts, as well as modern day facts and so forth. You getting the whole raw deal with that album.

I played that album so much cause not only does it have so much knowledge, but Priest is a poet with his choice of words.

And last but certainly not least is that Priest is very good at expressing his emotions on the mic as well. Priest gets ferocious on the mic at times that's what I love too.

^O^

RagnaroK
11-08-2006, 10:11 PM
i agree with the silencer Show N Prove he really do drop some knowledege there and that is he's best track solo when he says:
I once asked God to forgive for my sins
Bent on my knees pleadin to be heavenly cleansed
Said the Holy Ghost changed the ways and actions of men
When I stood, I felt the same as if I just walked in

i felt like he was talking about me cuz that same thing happen to me my fam try to raise me as a catholic but i never felt like thats the way for me, even thou he ment another thing i took it like that cuz thats was what heppening to me at the time

12 Jewelz when RZA say:
The first thing a man must obtain is Twelve Jewelz
Knowledge Wisdom Understanding to help you achieve
Freedom, Justice Equality Food Clothing and Shelter
After this, Love Peace and Happiness
He had the nappiest head, I told him total satisfaction
is to achieve one goal in the scheme of things
He who works like a slave, eats like a king

i heard that i couldn't believe what i was hearing, at the time i didnt know it was 5% teaching but it does not matters cuz thats the true right there thats what all man most optain this applay to everybody even if we are not 5%

The Birth the part where he says:
We the people, supposed to be equal
But the men who wrote that, they was evil
Slave owners, who did not include us
They just used us, and abused us
First they trick you, then mentally kill you
And use technologies, to rebuild you
This whole plan was a perfect scam
See that's why they called it, the Six Million Dollar Man
Six is the limitation of the Devil
In the Million square miles of land that he settles

when i heard that i was on my way home i hear that part and i just stop and look at my cd player(may he Rest In Peasce) i was like damn! with a little tear of joy (i confuse he part of limitation of the devil i thought he say levitation of the devil- as in every evil deed"6" will give raise"levitation" to a devil)



those are the ones that left me on the WTF THATS DEEP SHIT moment

lmdiggi
11-10-2006, 02:55 AM
Remedy "Never again"

davedigital360
01-04-2007, 06:36 AM
"America" was real. everyone killed that shit. Just the way Masta sounds on "the Table" sounds crazy, like he is telling some epic tale or some shit:

I make knowledge born to save self, you know?
Who gon' live it, gon' live it
Be is to be a born, knawmean?

Soaked in degrees of knowledge, polished by sun rays
Carving by nine swordsmen to a needle point of perfection
It's a blessing to deliver this lesson
While travellin the planet, extending development
And vote for the mind, never ended
We now send it long winded, descended
Infital, Bobby Digital, Abbot of the Shaolin now
Wit knowledge and wisdom
The original sword style begin, birth of the Wu-Tang Clan

My favorite track though is "marvel" Rza's last verse:

....Headliner or marquee is the prime time rhyme crime family
That shines Godly light
Upon this hip-hop artform, yo Dunn
We can't be measured by no chart,
the God Born
Never bust premature for sure
You want it raw, let me plant my dynamite bitch
deep inside your core, the explosion stops the menstration
Causes stomach inflation
Patiently waiting nine months for deportation
Of the Earth from the Moon, black woman stay in tune
Yo God, let me pour y'all the science about the womb
It's a black hole for those who lose control
Fertile soil before you are wise
And spoiled many men and took many lives
And all you brothers changed sides
Only worth a decimal compared to those who died inside

GZA aleways on some shit as well like I can sit here and quote him for days so i wont get into that. but his lines kill it. last one, Nas on "let my niggas live" drops some real shit.

deadlymelody
01-04-2007, 11:42 PM
Too many songs, weak rhymes is mad long, make it brief son, half short and twice strong

I rewind that every time I hear it. Flowed perfect and his message is too damn true.