Ladies and gentle-ladies. It is time for the congregation to rise with one voice and say..
Now bear witness to the metamorphosis.
That be getting your missus as wet as a swordfish is.
Nah, forget about it. I already lost interest
The truth is the truth and a metaphor isn't
You're ready to four-fifth it, you already forfeited
What would Cosby be like if he never lost Ennis?
You don't really want it if we set it off in this
So, just shut the fuck up and let the god finish.
I'm climbing up the pedestal, no matter what they said of you
Now you're thinking why'd they put a tiger in the petting zoo?
So, tell all the promoters that are dyin' for some revenue:
Your homie got it covered like Tobias in a never-nude
But I ain't David Cross,
I'm the kind of giant that crossed David and rock harder than what David tossed.
At him, I split that like Kit-Kats, and swim through piranhas and shake 'em off
When time keeps slippin' and your mind's no different
Stand up lil' homie, you're part of a Khangregation
Whether Shalom aleikhem or A'Salaam Alaikum
Stand up lil homie, you part of a Khangregation
So, motherfuck who a problem, I'mmma sun, moon, and star 'em
For the junk you been talkin', I'mma crush you to carbon
Decorated with ladies cause I come chew the carpet
A gentleman excelling in the "fuck you" department
The fuck you done started, from that one-room apartment?
Now this shit is too heavy for just one spool of Charmin
Words are a weapon, so I cut through the jargon
If you reap what you sow, then I uproot the garden
In other words, no novelty. I only rap well
And sing a little, too, but I ain't no Maxwell.
A native of the land of the Manuels
Overworked and underpaid like I made with the GAP sells
So, stop talkin' down to those trying to break even
Or get thrown from the ring like Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Money come and go, but poverty ain't leavin'
So if this is my job, there's gotta be great reason
And thus concludes Chapter 1. Soul Khan, DJ Element. Welcome back to where you have always belonged
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