Who Sang Back Again? Reflection Eternal feat. Res

Res Revolutions per Minute cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-5-17
length: 3:26
producer: Hi‐Tek
vocal: Talib Kweli
mixer: Neal Pogue
recording engineer: Dave Dar
guest: Res
additional mixer: Steve Baughman
additional guest other vocals: Affion Crockett
assistant engineer: Samuel Kalandjian
Lyrics
What we have here
Is the alpha and the omega
I spit it
Bare witness to the greatest and the latest
They try to hate us

Witness the evolution of spitting, it's wicked and it's decadent
Revolutions per minutes, every time the record spin
Retribution for cynics, like a stick-up kid with weapons
In Brooklyn, they say I run it, the 'Natti is checking in
No matter the terminology, blood splatter artistically
It's looking like a Jackson Pollock painting, it's a mystery
Really should be brothers united against the industry
The Africans diaspora scatter at shattered history
The game missing me, rap is so repetitive
Although I ain't your blood or your cous', it's all relative
I got a gang of rhymes
And Tones' beats is banging
We moving through the streets like we're slanging dimes
It's magical, how the track is so classical
The cats who got gassed up in their sweats like Plaxico
I'm back from my sabbatical
Voice of the future, black radical
Keeping all the damages collateral

Listening to instrumentals
Thinking about all the things I've been through
The music is just a peek into my life, it's a window
It's so high tech and it's also simple
Even if I'm knocked down, I don't stay down
Even if I get down, I don't lay down
Hotter than the tar on this empty playground
Hotter than the tar on this empty playground

Hey yo, I'm taking all bets and settling all debts
A giant leap for man begins with a small step
From a sword to a set
To my people on the picket line
Who's sicking of getting treated like them aliens in District 9
I juxtapose my business model with my spirit
What, I'm just supposed to keep you comfortable with the lyrics?
I know the flow's disturbing
I know for certain just because you know all about the artist
Don't mean you know the person
You don't know me
I run labels
These unstable rappers is so phony
I try to listen but they're boring as missionary position
So I'm shitting on these *****s like dysentery conditions
I'm sitting on the throne, you dreaming that it's empty soon
Nobody feeling you, you're screaming in an empty room (Holla!)
The tree that fall in the forest, nobody hearing you
Even though you fall the hardest
Don't get me started

Listening to instrumentals
Thinking about all the things I've been through
The music is just a peek into my life, it's a window
It's so high tech and it's also simple
Even if I'm knocked down, I don't stay down
Even if I get down, I don't lay down
Hotter than the tar on this empty playground
Hotter than the tar on this empty playground

Yo, I built up my defenses
When I'm left to my devices, time gets suspended
More than DMX's driver's license
My music's steady, not affected by the higher prices
People having sex in the streets like Dionysus
You know what my advice is?
**** my advice, live your life
Stop tripping like everything amount to crisis
I make the sacrifices
My history is black as ice is
I don't think that I can trust you if you're lacking vices
I never miss a beat, the liquor make me slurred
It takes my words, tries to twist them like a Swisher Sweet
With sticky herb
American History X, your teeth'll hit the curb
It's easy 'cause I'm ill with the wordplay
I still flip the bird, like Jeezy
Strip it down, now it's exposed
I suppose my flow is the emperor's new clothes
Although I'm always by myself, I never ride alone
The music is on then I'm right at home, zoning

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 RPM's
  • 2 City Playgrounds
  • 3 Back Again
  • 4 Strangers (Paranoid)
  • 5 In This World
  • 6 Got Work
  • 7 Midnight Hour
  • 8 Lifting Off
  • 9 In the Red
  • 10 Black Gold (intro)
  • 11 Ballad of the Black Gold
  • 12 Just Begun
  • 13 Long Hot Summer
  • 14 Get Loose
  • 15 So Good
  • 16 Ends
  • 17 My Life (outro)

  • Release information
    label: Blacksmith Music
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9340650005545
    script: Latin