[Woman ] Oh my God, I think I'm having a rap attack.. [Ecstacy ] Somebody get a doctor! Quick, man She's having an attack! [Jalil ] She said 'rap attack', man, not 'heart attack' [Ecstacy ] Oh, you mean she's alright then? [Jalil ] Of course, man You never heard of a Mr. Magic Rap Attack? Where is this guy from, man? [Ecstacy ] Oh, I heard of a heart attack or a big mac attack But what's a rap attack? [Jalil ] Come here, man, I see I'ma have to explain it to you like this See, a rap attack means..
[Jalil ] Deejays jammin in the street MC's rappin to the beat The people downstairs sayin they can't sleep 'Cause the people upstairs are stompin their feet It's not like they're startin a riot "We'll call the cops, cause we want some quiet!" There's no need for them to get excited They're just mad because they're not invited
(It's all in Mr. Magic's Wand)
[Ecstacy ] Oh see, now I understand what a rap attack is [Jalil ] Well, it's about time! [Ecstacy ] All you had to do is explain it to me But let me ask you a question: How long have they been rockin like this?
[Jalil (& Ecstacy) ] Well, rapping's always been around (Well, it says that it's big time now) Every neighborhood had its own crew (That meant you against me) and me against you (They would jam every weekend at the neighborhood center) And charge a small price for the crowds to enter (The parties would be packed inside and out) To see who was best at rockin the house
(It's all in Mr. Magic's.. ..Wand)
[Jalil ] 'Cause then Magic went on the radio And everybody said: "What a way to go!" The moment he went on the air It was plain to see a new phase was here He started out playing mostly rap Then they all said: "Nobody's into that" Well, they all turned out to be wrong 'Cause rappin on the mike had caught on strong Some still say it's not what's happenin After 'Rapper's Delight' went triple platinum The record world was in for a smash Sugarhill, Kurtis Blow, to Grandmaster Flash Blondie, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie They even made a rapper out of me In no time at all a star was born And I think he owes it all to his Magic Wand
[Ecstacy (& Jalil) ] Now that you heard our rap and you caught a contact (And by now you're all to be blasted) We want you all to know that we got to go (But it was big fun while it lasted) Hey why'all, but we'll be back again, so tell all your friends (Good things don't always come to an end) With somethin innovative (to rock you all well) From Ecstacy (and the Rapper Jalil)
Writer/s: TOM HUGO HERMANSEN
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.