You could get a smack for this
I ain't no joke
“It’s like a Diggum Smack
Smack me and I’ll smack you back”
appeared to be a retort to Rakim’s line. Rakim later responded in Follow the Leader with this reply:
“Stop buggin' a brother said dig him, I never dug him
He couldn’t follow the leader long enough so I drug him
Into danger zone he should arrange his own
Face it, it’s basic, erase or change your tone”
“EPMD put a record out, was dope
Tension spread, and I quote "Smack me and I smack you back"
Sounded like the answer to the I Ain’t No Joke track”
It all turned out to be a big misunderstanding as the E.P.M.D. line was actually about the breakfast cereal Sugar Smacks and the potentially serious beef was squashed.
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