I'm wrestlin with words and ideas
My ears is pricked, seekin what will transmit
The scribes can apply to transcript, yo

from Black Star (Ft. Common) – Respiration Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Mos Def isn’t just going to put anything on a track, he is a real emcee and works hard on his rhymes before he goes out and puts it on a song, he wants his message to be heard loud and felt strong.

In the lab, yo

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