Step in the Arena

Gang Starr

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris E. Martin, Keith Elam
album: Track 2 in album Step in the Arena
release date: 1991-1-15
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop/Conscious
length: 3:38

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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{DJ Premier cuts the phrase "Step up..." over and over}
Once you step in the arena, cheater; you`re gonna be a-
Fully clad and glad to find a cause, I won`t pause
That`ll rip `cause your gift, is merely flesh
But if you don`t, I`ll unsheath my Excalibur
A true hero, while you`re a through zero
I heard a gulp in your throat, cause you hope that I`ll be merciful
Battle drills, and watch your bladder spill
Face to feet to defeat, you can tell I`m into it
The winner`s throne; cause I own you once you step in the arena
{DJ Premier cuts the phrase "Step up..." over and over}
In the arena... or rather coliseum
Perpetrator fall to the dust after the other
Born wit the art in his heart that is Spartacus
Match-up, makes GangStarr want to snatch up
Of rhymes that are built like a chariot
If a beat was a princess, I would marry it
Victorius, glorious, understand now
One MC got beheaded, and you can too
An onlooker, afraid you may get slayed or
I betcha that later you might be sad that you played yourself
And in just one lyric, you got snuffed out
You`ll get hurt with these lines, close the curtains please

[Guru]
Causin mayhem, I`ll slay them, and the blood`ll be pourin
I go in only to win and be the holder of more
Never choosin to lose my spot, not once
Is foolish utterly, I mean but none`ll be
You shitted your pants cause you can`t figure any
Tou better sit again citizen, weak MC`s I get rid of them
In the worst positions, cause they didn`t listen
To mame and murder, those who claimed that they were the

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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