Paid In Full

Album: Paid In Full (1987)
Charted: 15
  • Yo Rakim, what's up?
    Yo, I'm doing the knowledge, E., I'm trying to get paid in full
    Well, check this out, since Nobry Walters is our agency, right?
    True
    Kara Lewis is our agent
    Word up
    Zakia/4th & Broadway is our record company
    Indeed
    Okay, so who we rollin with?
    We rollin with Rush
    Of Rushtown Management
    Check this out, since we talking over
    This def beat that I put together
    I want to hear some of them def rhymes
    Know what I'm sayin?
    And together, we can get
    Paid in full...

    Thinkin' of a master plan
    'Cause ain't nuthin' but sweat inside my hand
    So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
    So I dig deeper but still comin' up with lint
    So I start my mission- leave my residence

    Thinkin' how could I get some dead presidents
    I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
    So I think of all the devious things I did
    I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin' funny
    Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin' move but the money

    But now I learned to earn 'cause I'm righteous
    I feel great! so maybe I might just
    Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
    Then maybe I'll stay alive
    So I walk up the street whistlin' this

    Feelin' out of place 'cause, man, do I miss
    A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
    Me and Eric be , and a nice big plate of
    Fish, which is my favorite dish
    But without no money it's still a wish

    'Cause I don't like to dream about gettin paid
    So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
    To now test to see if I got pull
    Hit the studio, 'cause I'm paid in full Writer/s: BENJAMIN NAGARI, ERIC BARRIER, WILLIAM GRIFFIN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Vince from Salisbury, MdThe "7 Minutes of Madness" Coldcut remix also appears in the 1988 film "Colors".
  • Lench from La Mirada, CaClassic, one of the best hip-hop/rap tunes ever. Sick beat.
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