concrete and clay lyrics – jurassic 5

now i’ma say this once again open up your mind
shot heard around the world came from our fresh rhymes
the contribution to showbiz, mixed with entertainment
resurrected rhymes, not the same old same
now if you like what we came with
and you feel you can sang wit it
peep the verbal language and the way we arranged it
now entertainment to make the people applaud
i’m not trying to say my style is better than yours

i’m from the graduating cl*ss from one-nine-eight-eight
l.a. unified school m a h
a g*ngb*nger from the streets taught me how to break
in south central l.a., ay yo, can you relate?

i’m charli 2na
the one who? to keep the snapple in the cooler
used to go to junior high with son doola
old skoola
a permanent, element, in ya tournament
tellin it prevalent never delicate when we burnin it

now from l.a. to the u.k. we attempt to rock a party
the rhyme and the music you don’t hear that no more hardly
i can say it’s partly, all our faults smarty
j5’ll bring you more than the shakin of a body

ay yo a child is born but no state of mind
but when i first heard it, put words to rhymes
i went from hypercars, to powder blue all-stars
to hangin on monkey bars catchin spiders and?

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so uh, take it back to the concrete streets
original beats from real live mcs
playground tactics
no rabbit-in-a-hat tricks
just act cl*ssic, rappin from jur*ssic

i bring the noise plus the funk, entertainin like a dunk
>from a snotty-nosed prima donna millionaire punk
but uh, i heard a hunch, that somebody might runch(?)
cuz j5 go together like parties and spiked punch
your crew’s captain crunch, and i’m the seven seas
bombin on mc’s, crushin crews with ease
brother please you know my st**z is 100 degrees
with no era bring it live like the trio of terror

trio of terror no mascara,
at last your br*ss surp*ss pleasure
we the last treasure set to entice the cash bearer
mash wearers(?) who bite my reflection like gl*ss mirrors
be trash pickers who need to consider the past clearer

now what you thought was old and out of date
we brought it back alive and changed the shape
we put it on wax for those who think that
the 5 we energize has been extinct

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we takin it back like battles in hallways and bathrooms
and battles in the back of the cl*ssroom
and in the bungalows came a def with flows
lunchtime rhymes you had to prove and show

never the school type, couldn’t pr*nounce the words right
the cl*ss jester, i was flunkin every semester
the summer hit, had it burnin in ’86
cl*ss cuttin and runnin wit all the neighborhood derelicts

within the concrete jungle [huh!] we remain humble
akil and akir, bounce, flip and tumble
uh, we never fumble, break down or stumble
hot mumbo jumbo, just bring it when we rumble

we push it like the daytona
fresh rhymes we blaze on yas
strictly from california old skool public diplomas
we spittin from every corner we flippin it when we wanna
beneath the concrete b street word on ya

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/ jurassic 5 lyrics