Say Something - Talib Kweli

Intro:
The year is 1975 (yeah, hahaha!)
Brooklyn, New York City (stand up)
A child destined for greatness is born (we goin' in)
Let's go!

Get your hands in the air (get em up!)
Put your hands in the air (put em up!)
Get your hands in the air (get em up!)
Put your hands in the air (put em up!)

Chorus:
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What? What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?)

Say something, say something (what was that?)
Say something (I dare you), say something

Verse 1: Talib Kweli
The lord chief rocka, I'm colder than meatlockers
My people keep throwin' it up like cheap vodka
I smack internet emcees and beat bloggers
You can see my black thought like 'Riq Trotter
It's deep - go ahead and sleep
They know in the street Kwe' gon flow on the beat proper
Composin' complete operas
Longer than a cigar thats godfather,
Tap into heart chakras im harder than gobstoppers
People comin' for the throne not knowin' the seat hotter
Than fish grease, criminal names on police blotters
You convinced me, I hit targets like top shottas
Out in the mideast like Muslims takin' Shahada
I'm sayin' makin' a profit a product of Reaganomics
Awake and I'm stayin' conscious to radio playin' garbage, yeah
Blacksmith Music, if you don't pay homage,
I'ma show you how we break an artist
That's a threat, I'm not makin' a promise
Speak to the people like Barak Obama
They worship like a black Madonna, c'mon
N_ggas talk sh_t, but they ain't got skills
I'm the type of n_gga to put lead in your grill
Number two pencil is sharper to bruise mentals, and
Beatin' in my chest is the heart of a true gentleman
Still spit right in your face
F**k a Top 8, back up, gimme my space, you're not safe

Yeah, they say I'm back, but I ain't go nowhere though
Been here the whole time
Where you been? You back
Matter fact, apologize

Chorus:
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What? What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?

Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) C'mon

Say something (g'head), say something (uh huh)
Say something (what?) (who is it?) say something (Jean Grae!)

Verse 2: Jean Grae
Yeah, open your mouth, say something, I f**kin' dare you
Chokin' you out till you can't s_ck any air through
F**k with your man too, thinkin' I can't do what I plan to
Vet vandal, n_ggas are brand new
Ain't knew I was bad news? Look at the tattoos
Get ran through like you was fingers through Sassoon
Horror chick in the bathroom, off the backstage room
Sh_t you couldn't imagine, n_gga I'll harass you
I'll Ras Kass you, soul on ice and body cast dude
Past due, Jean and Kwe the last two action heroes
Actually had the capacity to be the ones in a class of zeroes
Hip hop's not dead, it was on vacation
We back, we bask in the confrontation
You can ask me, have any conversation
You talk sh_t, Blacksmith, Jean, I'm waitin', n_gga

Chorus:
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What? What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?) What?
Talk sh_t now (now?now?now?)

Say something (g'head), say something (what was that?)
Say something (I dare you), say something

Verse 3: Talib Kweli
We not fallin' for your trick 'cause your image is like a gimmick
Forget it, every rhyme is bitten, you like a mimic
I'm talkin' to the lord and I'm askin' him for forgiveness
Just for kickin' n_ggas out the club like Michael Richards
Yeah, I admit, I'm guilty, the way I spit is filthy
I keep it gritty, so they get it, they feel me, the flow
Is known for touchin' the soul of street hustlers
I speak in the language - you know I keep customers
The writing therapeutic, it's due to the pain and sufferin'
While these dudes get it confused and abuse the creative substance
I'm givin' you a contact high, my name buzzin
And I came in the game with nothin', stop frontin' n_gga, talk sh_t now!

Outro:
The year of the Blacksmith is not defined by any calendar
Just thought I'd remind all you challengers
Get the name right, Talib Kweli, BKMC, stand up!

Get your hands in the air (get em up!)
Put your hands in the air (put em up!)
Get your hands in the air (get em up!)
Put your hands in the air (put em up!)

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