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Krs-One – Get Yourself Up lyrics


[ *live excerpt* ]
(You really think they're ready, black?)
Let's break it all the way down
All the way down
Don't be fooled
Don't be fooled
Rap is something you do
Hip-hop is something you live
Rap is something you do
Hip-hop is something you.. (*crowd responds*)
Rap is something you do
Hip-hop.. (*crowd responds*)
You are not just doing hip-hop..
(*crowd responds*)

Let's get this started
Word up

[ chorus ]
You gotta - get - your - self - up!
You been knocked down?
Get yourself up!
You been shot down?
Get yourself up!
You been locked down?
Get yourself up!
Get - your - self - up!
Been knocked down?
Get yourself up!
Been shot down?
Get yourself up!
You been locked down?
Get yourself up!

What is a real hip-hop mc?
Is it mtv, is it bet?
Is it five m-i-c's
So the people can see
I mean, how you think you're free
When you act like property?
Tell me, how do you judge an mc when he's rockin
I mean rockin it live, not pickin his cotton
I mean adjustin his clothes, I mean how do you know
Before you come to the show that you're not gettin heated
That you're not gettin cheated
That you ain't come to the club thinkin 'i must've been weeded! '
You got to be a educated consumer
Spend your money on mc's cause these rappers'll do ya
Ass they want is your cash, ass, grass, gas in a flick
When you ask for that autograph they ass-dash quick
Beware of the rapper, he talks like it don't m

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