[eric b]: yo rakim, what's up?
[rakim]: yo, I'm doing the knowledge, e., I'm trying to get paid in full
[e]: well, check this out, since nobry walters is our agency, right?
[r]: true
[e]: kara lewis is our agent
[r]: word up
[e]: zakia/4th & broadway is our record company
[r]: indeed
[e]: okay, so who we rollin with?
[r]: we rollin with rush
[e]: of rushtown management. check this out, since we talking over
This def beat that I put together, I wanna hear some of them
Def rhymes, know what I'm sayin? and together, we can get
Paid in full...

[rakim]
Thinkin of a master plan
'cause ain't nuthin but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin up with lint
So I start my mission- leave my residence
Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents
I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did
I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin funny
Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin move but the money
But now I learned to earn cos I'm righteous
I feel great! so maybe I might just
Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
Then maybe I'll stay alive
So I walk up the street whistlin this
Feelin out of place cos, man, do I miss
A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
Me and eric b, and a nice big plate of
Fish, which is my favorite dish
But without no money it's still a wish
Cos I don't like to dream about gettin paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
To now test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, cos I'm paid in full
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Paid In Full Lyrics

Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full Lyrics

Songwriters: BARRIER, ERIC / GRIFFIN, WILLIAM
Paid In Full lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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