Check the Technique

Gang Starr

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris E. Martin, Keith Elam
album: Track 7 in album Step in the Arena
release date: 1991-1-15
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop/Conscious
length: 3:59

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 094632179821
script: Latin

Cover Art

Gang Starr Step in the Arena cover art

Lyrics

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[Guru]
Gang has been watchin but instead of just squashin you
like a chief chemist, other scientists are followin
Sticking you and frickin you, just a teenie bit
on false words from cowards who forever be tryin
Then come back wit drum tracks, their ears could get numb off
into your system, so just listen
I write prescriptions, of words that fit in
Cause it`s more that a style, it`s conceptual genius
You deadbeat, wait until you see my next feat
Check the technique
[DJ Premier cuts]
"Check the technique and see if you can follow it"
[Guru]
that you comprehend, I could stomp you in
will be the forfeiture, of your immature
To rudely awaken you, and then`ll be breakin you
Makin you succumb to the drums of GangStarr
But if you were to speculate or estimate us losin
Cause miscalculation, is all you`re statin
Cause I want to put y`all, back in the messhall
Your rap`s crazy wack, so don`t try to pull that
and closin your jaw, cause you can`t mess with GangStarr
Dance your *** off Hobbes, check the technique
[DJ Premier cuts]

"Bon voyage", "Sayanora", "Arriva derci"
You irked me - because you copy and falsify
to wish and fish for a style, here`s a fishin rod
Inevitably, I readily kick a slew
Puttin methods on records and spinning for each millisecond
And as my rhymin builds you see my time it`s chill
I`m teachin each one so they become redone
or tied up like corn braids, cause I got a strong way
I once was the least paid but I made the grade
rapper, no, I`m not a phony microphonist wit no blaster
And it makes me violent man
makin G`s for some dumb companies
So check out what the Guru wrote
Have enough braincells so I can stay paid well
Bouncin and boomin and blastin you to the next seat
Check the technique
(.. chief unique technique..)

"Check the technique.." (3X)

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
  • 2 Step in the Arena
  • 3 Form of Intellect
  • 4 Execution of a Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy, Part 2)
  • 5 Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?
  • 6 Beyond Comprehension
  • 7 Check the Technique
  • 8 Lovesick
  • 9 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • 10 Game Plan
  • 11 Take a Rest
  • 12 What You Want This Time?
  • 13 Street Ministry
  • 14 Just to Get a Rep
  • 15 Say Your Prayers
  • 16 As I Read My S-A
  • 17 Precisely the Right Rhymes
  • 18 The Meaning of the Name