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Where I'm From

Reachin' uh huh, huh
peace, peace
peace y’all
it’s strange, yeah real strange
real strange
an overdose, uhh nickel bag of funk
we got beats!
now move on, now move on, ad yeah
hey man are you ready to go?

boogie jivin rap is life where i’m from
where i’m from ahmad play wit izzy where i’m from
where i’m from it be like run your coat black
jupiter keeps a fat beats by the pack
where i’m from nappy hair is life
we be readin marks where i’m from
the kids be rockin clocks where i’m from
you turn around your cap
you talk over a beat
and dig some sounds boomin out a jeep
where i’m from cocoons hide their youth
swoon units hundred proof
you want some beef they will cut you some where i’m from
the beats is infinite where i’m from
voodoo at ??? gangsta lean where i’m from
i’m interplanetary
my insect movements vary
it’s kinky if it’s hair g
where i’m from the fire hoses blow
it’s purple when it snow
i do a hit and go, split
it’s hip, what’s hip when hip is just the norm
cause planets pledge allegiance to the funk it all its forms
the kinks, the dance, the prints on all the shirts
my grandmother told my mother it’s africa at work
on vibes we freak them universal beats
you find their at the spots you hit at ends of every week
we twist, exist, to spin the maddest hits
up hear funk is our neighbor so we paid her a visit
the lip we sit can house the nine zips
for rock we can’t do nothin but it’s become equipped
off disk, off tape rap blastin till from eight
the really truly fat, the fly on the flip
coco gotta know how planets gotta roll
speak the mega cool get funky as a goal
it’s calm relax, we’re only some new jacks
the acts from the funk but don’t play the roll
where you from?

(.... black folks, never)

wicked dig plans got tea where i’m from
where i’m from it’s collins 13 where i’m from
where i’m from brothers took the beats and got fly
why? that’s most asked by 85
fakin the funk you get did
project, tenaments, pyramids
where i’m from we’re livin off the boom boom crack
it’s that hip hop rockers jazz when i max
peace be the greeting of the insect tribe
pestilent forces can’t catch the vibe
we live to love and we love to rock mics
we speak in ghetto tongue cause ghetto’s the life
food for thought so get a buffet plate
the lyrics are so fat you might gain weight
so just watch me step alone into the sunset
left foot, right foot, one two mic check
brewin funk inside my soul kitchen
so pull up a chair here’s a bit have a listen
a hardhead intervene, damn i know you’re fluent
yeah, cause doodle ain’t havin it and butterfly knew it
where you from?

(think you can phase on me?)
(are you gonna do it?)
(nah, a woman)

venus acts the fool at the square right? yeah
doctors engineered in a pair right? yeah
hip hop made a point last year right? yeah
but planets is the joint this year right? yeah
planets got the duds and live to grass hop
duck out from the fuzz that swept the hip hop
risin like we foam, get it from the dome
i’m from where the fat beats stretch for mad blocks
we can get a kick without no trhreads
feelin funky beats go straight to the head
fall into a club, dig on what we love
it be past six before we reach bed
butter freaks ?? relics we say those are fat
doodle makin silk the quad where it’s at
we know the stack was set for rap to take a step
so we treat our clips just like bustin caps
whip it till dawn, kick it till dawn
hip hop is a fix or else we be gone
people thought they canned it, rap is not by bandits
digable planets got it going on

everywhere, every every where (everywhere)
everywhere, every every where (yeah)
everywhere, every every where (yeah)
everywhere, every every where (yeah)

everywhere, every every where (yeah)
everywhere, every every where (everywhere)
everywhere, every every where (everywhere yeah)