This is a lesson if you're guessing and if you're borrowing
Hurry hurry step right up and keep following the leader
A reference for people trying to decode his style and lyrics as well as a put down to those who bit his flavor after Paid In Full set a new tone. Also, possibly a reference to Special Ed who was accused of this at the time. Letting them all know Rakim is still the man, even if they were doing well at the time.
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