Who Sang Power? Raekwon

Raekwon Rap Life cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Gangsta
length: 1:01
Take it off, sho' 'nough kid
Take it off
We gon' take it from the East to the West
to the North to the South
Show y'all what it's about
Don't make me throw no gun in your mouth
You know?
How long is your CREAM? This long?

Eh yo, his belt got karats in it
Swift description, E-320 ***** pitchin
Rock a raw dinosaur chain, hang to his thing
It's like, he pump isolated, still cashin in CREAM
*****s in the hood hate him, drew a vase of him
Blaze 'em, he actin like Shallah raisin him
This is hydrogen, son ain't live as him
He like Maguyver, chin 4 spies with him
Roll relentless, desert that he hold is a gift wish
Shash the list, give his miss ****
Technique, operation: tech scream
Bet CREAM, them alligators jet like a vet swing
***** like Nicolas Cage with the gauge in your braids
2 cannons that'll spray, rockin banana suede
Suck this drunk alcohol ****
**** y'all *****s with hits
We bout to **** on y'all ****

Y'all brothas want to call us out?
Name names, otherwise it'd be the best to shut the **** up
Get pimp-smacked up, jacked up and macked up
You're scared and froze of bein exposed
I own Harlem, I bone Harlem, call me the mayor
It's my borough, you don't want no problems
I'm on now, you dead pop, all jokes aside
I ride the top, you glide the bottom
Pitfall, 5 foot 9, my ****, balls
**** y'all, leave flat line to stick your's
We flip off basic and brace it
8 kills, 47 ways to taste it
Never understand what you never been told
You did your book bitin off of my scrolls
We hit man, Colombo, coats and hats to match
Bust off quick, and then, guns go back

I move like Arthur Ash against God
Four raquets, eight balls and no practice
Every cypher's a heated discussion
The industry was like a beat that needed percussion
I brun the music, **** that make crews flip
State that I'm the illest, this is Q.U. ****
I used to heat-hole, now I'm takin over like the repo'
*****es that roll, Cee-Lo that'll sniff a kilo'
We went from Frank's and greens to shanks and beans
Now we drive our Navigators to banks in Queen's
Y'all can't **** around, your words ain't right
Every time I touch the mic, they say "Perb ain't right"
But that's the truth though, d'oh, infact that's it
When they drop this ****, I'm gon' cop that ****
The new star, you want me? I'm at the juice bar
Y'all once hap' *****s, give me two stars

I heard what y'all rappin about, but bring your stash out
You shouldn't throw rocks if you livin in glass house
Sneak your weak **** at us, on the low though
Where these cats come from, speakin about po'
He got cash to cop and I'm crashin {*car crashing*}
But half of y'all cats just catchin up to Rae' last year
Got guns in the jungle, call 'em Jurassic
The chrome, the steel, the 20-shot plastic
While y'all *****s cop jars, me and my *****s cop bars
Gettin head from rock stars
We blowin everything apart, I'm smashin the charts
How I see it? (Yo, how you see it?)


Eh yo, what you want to be when you grow up?
Yo, I want to be a leader
Slow your speed up and stop tryin to be us
Say somethin always, got a future? Stay out the hallways
And get yourself right, a one hundred more ways

Fly like iceberg, nice with verbs, precise words
Bently swerve, hit the curb, jump out, **** back, spit out
Shut your block down, get out, criminal route
Gangsta ****, can't talk now, gun in your mouth
Cream Team killas, cacoon cats like caterpillars
Giant size gorillas, break *****s backs from the skrilla
Scratch, greenback track, Fed's berserk
That's my word, disrespect Recca, get what you deserve
Inferno, melt down mic's, millionaire in my afterlife
Broke bread with Christ on the last night
Apocalypse, sleep with 4-5th, two clips
Passport, cellphone with the removable micro-chip
Specialist, 40-karat Sicillian necklace
Matching bracelet, Cream Team crisp the basic

CD 1
  • 1 Ricochet
  • 2 Cops (skit)
  • 3 G'z Iz G'z
  • 4 Pimpin' Ain't Easy
  • 5 Rap Life
  • 6 The Game
  • 7 Game Show (skit)
  • 8 Only When I'm Drunker
  • 9 Goggles (skit)
  • 10 Nightfall
  • 11 Bill Clinton (skit)
  • 12 Smokefest 1999
  • 13 Fallin' On
  • 14 Tash Rules
  • 15 Ice-T (skit)
  • 16 True Homies
  • 17 Blackula
  • 18 Bermuda Triangle
    CD 2
  • 1 The Drama (intro)
  • 2 Live From N.Y.
  • 3 Skit
  • 4 Power
  • 5 Make Cents
  • 6 Skit
  • 7 Fallin' On
  • 8 Hypnotize Cash Money
  • 9 Se Acabo (It's Over) (remix)
  • 10 Skit
  • 11 G. Building
  • 12 Forget Me Nots
  • 13 Pistol
  • 14 Ballers (Cash Money mix)
  • 15 Spread Love
  • 16 The Shakedown (outro)