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Krs-One – Problemz lyrics

Yeah man, yo Marla what's up

Yeah, Inebriated Beats, big up Boston, the whole Boston

Edo. G what's up man? I got you

We gon' bounce this now, can I start? Can I start?

Here we go


I'm the newest and the truest mc on the mic

I wrote over 500 songs, pick what you like
It ain't easy bein me, by day or night
But it's easy bein free to recite what you like

Hip-Hop is my inalienable right

When it comes to emceein krs is a whole different type
Now go get it right, did I flow spit it tight

In a fight I was the type to go get a pipe

Bink! Bink! Bink! Bink! Movin 'em back

Bink! That's the sound of an aluminum bat

But it seems they new to these facts
Which means they new to the tracks
Which means they do hold us back

Too new to know all that but still runnin they trap

Do the math, radio gets a 20 record a week stream

But only three are ever seen

What happens to the other 17?
It's a problem.. Problem..

Problem in hip-Hop today!

We gotta solve it

Too many players and not enough crime

When they finally wake up they woulda ran out of time

They can't see today how they effect tomorrow

Too afraid to follow, cause they trust is hollow

Because according to the laws they'll harp some sorrow

Yo, "Victory Over the Streets" - that's our motto

But if people ain't got no vision, that's a problem..
Problem in hip-Hop today!

We gotta solve it

People say, "Kris - why you teach so much?

Why you preach so much? Why you speak and such?

Why you so bent on reachin each of us? "

I reply - because you eatin with us

In the future our children will be meetin with us

Have a seat then with us and start speakin with us
They'll be critiquin us to be sure they believe in us

We don't need a problem..

Problem in hip-Hop today!

We gotta fix it

We live non-toxic, we teach that hip-hop is
The transformation of all subjects and objects

Retrain your optics, to reinterpret the topics

We gotta stop treatin hip-hop like a product

And more of a strategy; I got graphs, charts
Sacred textbooks, these cats can't battle me

But they try, and why? Cause that's a problem..
Problem in hip-Hop today!
We gotta fix that

These cats need history to get with me

But hip-hop's history's a mystery

So how they gonna find out, trial and error

We can make one the example for all to get better

Inform, krs is not the norm

I go from hot to warm to cold to hot

But hip-hop's history many forgot

And that's a problem..

Problem in hip-Hop today!

We gotta solve that

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Problem.. Problem in hip-Hop today!

We gotta fix that

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