Uh, yeah. Uh-huh. We got Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth And we're here to tell you to... And that's a fact, baby Now you're gonna kick some lyrics Like this, c'mon...
Walk the fine, short line, and put the needle to the grind Representin' one kind, seeing eye for the blind Witness what I carry on bears a further purpose From how we do slam a few, then you want to purchase A dialogue of funk, you love to pop it in your trunk I win, more disciplined than a Show-lin monk Pete Rock and C.L., well set to spark it The powerful target to destroy the black market But when you say black, listen, I don't know, you lose me I guess another beggar can afford to be choosey I come to the maximum, artist on a major label Any duplication of this one is fatal On one to five, I gotta hit ya live Beat your ass with my tape, any race or shape Cuz if they got mine, they got yours too But together here's what we gotta do
Tell 'em...straighten it out Ah, yeah...straighten it out You know this is the word (say what?)...straighten it out That's right y'all...straighten it out (say what?) You got to...straighten it out Everybody must...straighten it out (say what?) Straighten it out...yeah Straighten it out...it's like that (say what?)
The funk legacy I pass on, clearancy for high rates Every time we sample all the past time greats Stick it in the SP-1200 beat, I make a loop Lovely, where the Troop in a Lexus coupe Just a little bit, set to make a whole lot happen The musical inside my rappin' Written by the C.L., produced by the P.R. And add in any credit that you heard thus far I start from scratch, cuz the bass line's critical Better than the original who first made it But now you want to sue me, but fans never boo me Believe I know the times, we been broke, too, G Here's another sample clear, seeya, get the hell outta here Like a bootleg, you're over for the year You'll only get the credit where the credit is due So, listen, what I shout out is true
Yeah, true...straighten it out You gots to tell 'em to...straighten it out (Say what?)...straighten it out You got to tell 'em to...straighten it out (Say what?)...straighten it out That's right...straighten it out C'mon (say what?)...straighten it out That's right...straighten it out Straighten it out (say what?)
Like the strands of lamb's wool, I'm thinkin' that's said Here to go to the head and count the locks on a dred I and I'd 'mit to verify, goin' to multiply A theory many thought a conspiracy Here to let you know that it applies to all of us You're no exceptions to the rule and that's a plus Cuz who Jah bless, let noone curse Straighten out what I be about, reckon above the clout And let the management work for me Because I don't need the unnecessary hostility A proper marketing plan so we can gobble up the dough Straighten it out, so everybody know The kids are official with the purpose of a smooth surface Kickin' the service one time to make 'em nervous We're finally here and very long overdue Pete Rock, this one's for the crew
You gotta...straighten it out Everybody must...straighten it out (say what?) You gotta...straighten it out Everybody must...straighten it out (say what?) Straighten it out...you got to Straighten it out...c'mon (say what?) Straighten it out All black people must...straighten it out Say what? Straighten it out Everybody must...straighten it out The YG's, they must...straighten it out The Hilltop, they must...straighten it out The whole money-earnin' must...straighten it out Everybody must...straighten it out Come on...straighten it out Ah, yeah...straighten it out (to close)