[Q-Tip] One, two, what you want to do Three, four, cause we're gonna give you more Five, six, and we ain't the tricks Seven, eight, and we got it straight Nine, ten, 'cause we make it blend Eleven, twelve, never ever goin' for self Tribe Called Quest situation Check it out
[Q-Tip] Power, people really get caught with this on different levels Power controls your life Money, the companion of the first. Some people tend to worship And we know this ain't right.
[Phife] Attitude(attitude) is how I get my point across. You can't call yourself an MC if you know that you're soft. Aggressive, is how the stage is approached. I burn MCs like toast Cause I'm the host with the most.
[Consequence] Illin(illin) is what you do when you're assin Whether it be you or all up in your past and Cashing, done turned your people corrupt It's six o'clock, girl, you gotta get your weight up
[Q-Tip] Sex(sex) Either a man or a woman. This agenda, but when lovers get down Froggin when niggas try to play roles But when they really need to put that shit background
[Phife] Miserable(miserable) is what your whole crew will be If you're not original and you show no strategy Heavenly, is how the track tends to flow And if you don't know, tell em diggy said so
[Q-Tip] We living this 'cause it's deep in our bones A Tribe Called Quest with this hip hop Jones So sit and analyze the lyrical spray Cause all it really is is word play(word play)(word)
[Consequence] Willie, that's what I kick to get this Millie on a lilly Now, I'm packing dimes like Chilli Stress(stress) That's what I always go through Cause it's survival of the fittest on the 192
[Q-Tip] Knowledge, when the mind accept facts On this plane of living, knowledge be the key, black Understanding, getting a grip on what's revealed When shit be real, can't give understanding back
[Phife] Analyze, that's what I do to MC's That be talkin bout they this and that, money please Ego, I'm on my own jock skill Cause if I don't say I'm the best, tell me who the hell will
[Consequence] Cheeba smoke y'all. That's what I use to get high When I'm in a rut and I don't know why Try. Yo try again my friend Cause you can't see this MC representing Linden
[Q-Tip] Freestyle(freestyle) A true MC trait And when you do it ill, niggas respect it as great Yo, I gotta (laughing)
[Phife] We living this 'cause it's deep in our bones A Tribe Called Quest with the hip hop Jones So sit and analyze the lyrical spray Cause all it really is is word play(word play)