A Tribe Called Quest


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Ultra Tunes, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Michael Urbaniak, Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad, Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Malik Izaak Taylor, Dexter Raymond Jr. Mills
album: Track 3 in album Beats, Rhymes and Life
release date: 1996-7-29
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
length: 3:20
producer: The Ummah
performer: Consequence
mixer: Bob Power

Album Information

label: Jive
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 5013705155420
script: Latin

Cover Art

A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes and Life cover art


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We be the number one motivators
Some of y'all may really hate us

Damaging your mental from here to Sacramento
Feeling like I'm chilling on a Caribbean island
A Tribe Called Quest, we representing up North
Kicking freestyle raps, rolling up Phillies
It's the four man fiasco in charge like Roscoe
We make it happen when these *****s start rapping
Stick out your hand, you gets no dap and
Now all you shorties move your *** while you puff weed
While other rappers get gassed, they be defeating the task
Yo, if I ruled the world
Cause after you G, ain't nothing but girl scouts
(Ah yeah!) That's what you say when my love's in your mouth
Cause I does more than that MC from The Lords
And rapping is what you slacking in
Rockin since kiss my **** was kicking ***

Ghetto mentality and the innovators
But we won't be soft, all we wanna do is rock
To all my people across the state who sit back and contemplate
To all my people across the land who get their feet stuck in sand

Stay tuned, live from the L-B-Q
You know how I get down like Heather B with them Glocks
Cause heads ain't ready for the willie I got
Leaving crews in state of black and blue like Rakim
It's like 192 when we rolling deep cover
Cuz in the 9-Live we stepping through hotter than the Trail Blazers
Son I gotta team that Hakeem couldn't dream
Who the hell you telling (can't front on the Tribe)
Let me tell you why I be the top dog in the industry
They too busy eating cycles 1, 2 and 3
My style is deadly, word born, act like you ****ing know
Your style is played out like a two-tone down goose
So hold your corner as I ****ing bless this mic in here
Try bite my steez, word to God, I'm gonna hurt you
Never, here comes the funk, smell the aroma

Motivate, I motivate, I motivate y'all
Motivate, I motivate y'all
Motivate, motivate, motivate, motivate
Motivate, motivate, I motivate, I motivate, I moti


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Phony Rappers
  • 2 Get a Hold
  • 3 Motivators
  • 4 Jam
  • 5 Crew
  • 6 The Pressure
  • 7 1nce Again
  • 8 Mind Power
  • 9 The Hop
  • 10 Keeping It Moving
  • 11 Baby Phife's Return
  • 12 Separate/Together
  • 13 What Really Goes On
  • 14 Word Play
  • 15 Stressed Out