Start It Up Lyrics

A Tribe Called Quest


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ben Bernie, Ken Casey, Ibn John Fareed Kamaal, Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad, Maceo Pinkard, Malik Izaak Taylor, James Yancey
album: Track 1 in album The Love Movement
release date: 1998-9-9
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop/Conscious
length: 3:18

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A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement cover art
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Yo, yo, I hope y'all ready,
Are ya ready? Here we go

[Q-Tip]
What ya deal with
What ya deal with what ya deal with
Turn me up some more?

Incognito, speakin' to ya
Feel this, have it, makin' music
Men and women, boys an' girls an'
Welcome to the movement, the fifth wit' improvement
Aristotle, Plato, Freud
Yeah right, Abstract, never void
I make it easy for y'all to boogie down to
Hard to the ground, ooh the Tribe with the sound boo
Touch me, tease me, feed me, squeezy
Take it easy, never sleazy
Promise that I will not answer
The phone when it rings love, while we do out thing love
Never fakin', it's late, spirits
Through the music is our mission
Honies who were not cooler than the ghetto rebel risin'
To overthrow a ruler
Dearly beloved, dearly departed
There's a reason why we did it
Cause it's inside the body and the hearts
So here we are fam let's start, c'mon

[Chorus]
Don't beat me in the head with the bullshit bat
C'mon everybody let's start [Repeat: x2]

Mos, Jane Doe, Willy
Punchline, Wordsworth, SV, Chrissy
S.O.S., Tribe Called Quest
Get it off your chest, say it, "Tribe Called Quest!"
Can you feel it when it hit right
Can you feel it when we do it
Truth, power, taste, devour
*****s in the street here comes the illest beat now
Move oceans wit' your mental
Think it, do it, be it, embellish
Here's another point for everyone to relish
When Ski busts his tools all y'all foes will embellish
For somethin' wicked at y'all faces
What I see is longin', needin'
Hey I got you with that good stuff
And ya probably won't get enough
Ay-yo, lyrics I got it, lyrics, cadence
Do it with fun and patience
Funky, rhythmic, characteristic
Ebonically lingustic wit' the ghetto futuristic

[Chorus: x2]

Beat me in the head, don't beat me in the head
Don't beat me in the head, don't beat me in the head
Don't beat me in the head, don't beat me in the head
Don't beat me in the head, head, head, head

So here we are fam let's start, so here we are fam let's start
So here we are fam let's start, so here we are fam let's start
To the family lets start
A-yo get off your *** and let's start, A-yo, here we are fam let's start
C'mon, get off your *** and let's start, here we are fam let's start
Here we is fam let's start, get off your *** and let's start
Here we are fam let's start, get off your ***
Let's start


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Start It Up
  • 2 Find a Way
  • 3 Da Booty
  • 4 Steppin' It Up
  • 5 Like It Like That
  • 6 Common Ground (Get It Goin' on)
  • 7 4 Moms
  • 8 His Name Is Mutty Ranks
  • 9 Give Me
  • 10 Pad & Pen
  • 11 Busta's Lament
  • 12 Hot 4 U
  • 13 Against the World
  • 14 The Love
  • 15 Rock Rock Y'all
  • 16 Scenario (remix)
  • 17 Money Maker
  • 18 Hot Sex
  • 19 Oh My God (remix)
  • 20 Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording radio)
  • 21 One Two S**T
  • 22 The Night He Got Caught