[Intro: Amiri Gamble] Yo, uh... I can't believe this is Going down like this... Uh, I can't belive this is happening Amiri Gamble, Makeba Mooncycle It's like that, uh, for the next year
[Amiri Gamble] Remember how we met? It was on the internet I was checking out your site, so I wrote you a let' I saw how you was cool with Talib Kweli Well now you cool with me, it's your boy Amiri You did joints with Lyte, and Lone Catalysts Tony Touch and Sunz of Man, but still you stand all alone With no deal, just a microphone Pass that, if you forget, I resurrect the queen dreads
[Makeba Mooncycle] Sitting in my room, writing a ritual rhyme Verse four thousand and one, and the public still blind I wasn't resurrected, see I stay on they minds Aims for perfection like a fine red wine I'm rising to the top, cuz they're's mountains to climb And my body has no movement, cuz I'm feeling the blind I was on hiatus, from the haters, immitators Like the, hurricane out of action, still the greatest Fronting with a smile, when you know that they haters Mad at the fact, I'm old school and the latest Trained with the thugness that I have inside Still a true fan with the others alive Don't fight the feeling, cuz I'm so damn high High off this beat, that you know I like to ride Never doubt my skills, cuz others can't grasp Still remain the best, and I'm always out to last I am the future, flashing back from the past When you knew I was good, I rewinded that ass I blow mean, keep it thick like protein I sold ki's, I complete like fro sheen There's no one better, old school like suade sweaters The pro setter, on the move like go getters The back burner, killing comp like Nat Turner You're Ike, baby, make me believe I call you Tina How's life, baby, think twice, I'm still a dreamer
[Interlude: Amiri Gamble] It's like that? Or we continue with this, yo Amiri and Makeba, check..
[Chorus 2X: Amiri Gamble, Makeba Mooncycle] Amiri and Makeba, smoking on some trees R-H-Y-M-I-N-G First come the streets, always on the grind This is real hip hop, the only way we survive
[Amiri Gamble] Yeah, as we survive, like Travolta stayed alive I stay rocking to my beats, niggas always feel the keep What you see is what you get, never nervous, never sweat What the next man's doing, this is real, still pursuing, what? Others quick doing, dreams were ruined, just cuz you went The crew call it a wrap, but I remain on tap With that old school rap, that old school snap Niggas give me dap, cuz they say I take 'em back, yeah To say the newest, something is the truest Amiri and Makeba, fuck the haters, yo, we can do this Backpackers make me sick, cuz they ride the dick They hear one hot album, now that crew is the shit And then the next album drop And what you thought was hot, was really not Many times I seen cats step up, for that next spot You had a nice debut, but the new joint is not
[Outro: Amiri Gamble] It's like that, ya'll Amiri on the track, ya'll Makeba Mooncycle, Amiri Gamble For the '05, we going to stay alive Hip hop, hip hop, hip hop, yo Never die, never die