Sugarhill, Fatback, Run-D.M.C., EPMD Fat Boys, Redhead Kingpin, Cool see and my man Kurtis Blow, yo.. [Chubb Rock] The battlefield, the synonym - call it the wax The recording sciences developing the tracks is not the essential fabric but if you have it might make you a household name and let you gain a million fans, coliseums all out sold out And when they call out your name you pull out fake clout cause you're sauerkraut, you're not really about nothin... you're bluffin But I'm callin your bluff to see if you're really tough Show me your stuff... enough! Shut up, close your mouth, put away your tap shoes Your feet can't say a rhyme this time, you lose But I respect you for what you accomplished, a great deal Just admit you can't handle the steel Gregory Hines can't take mines The Winans can't start rhymin And you're just like them, you had a top ten You have a rap feel, but you can't wield the steel It takes many many moons, to create tunes but loons assume that half past noon they'll have rap down pat, but it's wack You must be on crack, you're buggin cause your head is at a place where reality doesn't seep in Practice makes perfect then you might reap in the benefits of this respectable field And all respect due to the regiments of the steel Assemble! Word, this is goin out to some hip-hop greats, yaknowhatI'msayin Rakim and.. Chuck D [Chubb Rock] The obese boulder, will shrug your shoulder if you say you're a regiment and you can't hold the steel with some kind of appeal Not dealin with sex, or a bicep flex Has nothing to do with physical appearance but the way you stimulate the kids and their parents will fulfill the applications to be inducted into the regiments, respect to the veterans and the pioneers, with dying tears to see rap has survived after 15 years And ready to go 15 more Three-fourths of every store has only rap on their racks Rap force goin strong, on and on Take a few seconds, to say peace to Sarah Vaughn Now back to the steel that will wield a golden reel and when you kick it to a James Brown feel Field was made twenty years ago and not a penny-oh was saved cause the way he behaved was kinda ill, the regiments to his skill was extrordinary.. until he took a fall, the regiments will keep his style flowin for a long while The regiments made this artform universal Whether it's a street sound, or commercial Obstructors, are just realizing, that this is real Respect to the regiments of the steel Assemble! More hip-hop greats, youknowhatI'msayin? Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, cool G. Rap, Super Lover Cee Biz Markie, Heavy D, Lady Kazaam, Special Ed Slick Rick, Lakim Shabazz, Queen Latifah [Chubb Rock] Sugarhill, that sold about eight mill' When "Rappers Delight" caused media fright How could a bunch of kids possibly sell more than me and Randy Travis kickin all that country madness? Failing star, failing guitar or a banjo Your whole artform needs to retire in Orlando Rap has developed in the motherland by storytellers of wisdom No wonder we're best-sellers The art was passed on from generation to generation Developed in the mind cause the rhyme The track is just a cosmetic background cause we all need some kind of sound.. to complete the whole feel And it's wield by the regiments of the steel Word up, MC Lyte, my boys GangStarr The D.O.C., Eazy-E, Salt-n-Pepa, Whodini Grandmaster Flash, Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel Tribe Called Quest, the Jungle Brothers Dana Dane, Kwame, Shabba Rank'n, De La Soul Stetsasonic, Shinehead, Lil' Shawn Kid'n'Play, Rob'n'Dave, Rich Nice, Fat Doug Finesse'n'Synquis, Groove B. Chill LL Cool J, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff Positively Black, UTFO, Dr. Ice, ESP Sweet Tee, cool Moe Dee, Fearless Four Cold Crush..