Try to freak it, wind up in a homeless shelter
Cause fuck what you heard, this is Crooklyn's
Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

If try to misuse or distort the style you’ll end up homeless cause hip hop is Brooklyn’s house and you could get kicked out.

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Switch up, change up, Brooklyn still gets biz Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

Now matter how much hip hop has changed rappers from BK are still making money

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We're deadly, there's no cure Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

Brooklyn is like a terminal disease

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Record companies are on it, Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

Record companies are sweating rappers from Brooklyn

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Holding my own, on the street and the microphone Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

He able to hold it down . Whether it be street cred or the music

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Trip it down memory lane, back to the park jams Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

Going back to the days when hip hop started in the parks

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Doggonnit, your girl's on it Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

Makes a reference to dogs chasing cats. Dog got bone, your girl is all over Jeru’s tip

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Brooklyn been banging Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

Brooklyn has a long history of banging. Banging guns, or dope music

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We used to spark jams, now niggas get jammed
Or should I say jelly?
Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

He saying hip hop used to be more peaceful, a more party vibe. Now rap can be more dangerous and you can be caught up in a jam. Then he thinking he could opt to use the word Jelly. Which when you go to jail you can get raped in the ass and KY Gel (Jelly) is used. Hence caught up in a jam could lead you to jail or worse

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Defeating all foes, bring your styles Brooklyn Took It by Jeru the Damaja

He will defeat any opponent, no matter what style they bring

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