Word Play
Q-tip:

One, two, what'cha wanna do

Three, four, cuz we're gonna give you more

Five, six, and we ain't the tricks

Seven, eight, and we got it straight

Nine, ten, cuz we make it blend

Eleven, twelve, never ever goin for self

Tribe called quest situation

Check it out



Q-tip:

Power. people really get caught with this on different levels

Power controls your life

Money. the companion of the first. some people tend to worship

And we know this ain't right.



Phife:

Attitude(attitude) is how i get my point across.

You can't call yourself an mc if you know that you're soft.

Agressive...is how the stage is approached. i burn mcs like toast

Cuz i'm the host with the most.



Consequence:

Illin(illin) is what you do when you're assin.

Whether it be you or all up in your past and...

Cashin...done turned your people corrupt

It's six o'clock, girl, you gotta get your weight up



Q-tip:

Sex(sex). either a man or a woman.

This agenda, but when lovers get down

Froggin. when niggaz try to play roles

But when they really need to put that shit background



Phife:

Miserable(miserable) is what your whole crew will be

If you're not original and you show no strategy

Heavenly...is how the track tends to flow

And if you don't know, tell em diggy said so



Q-tip:

We livin this cuz it's deep in our bones

A tribe called quest with this hip hop jones

So sit and analyze the lyrical spray

Cuz all it really is is word play(word play)(word)



Consequence:

Willie. that's what i kick to get this millie on a lilly

Now, i'm packin dimes like chilli

Stress(stress). that's what i always go through

Cuz it's survival of the fittest on the 192



Q-tip:

Knowledge. when the mind accept facts

On this plane of livin, knowledge be the key, black

Understanding. gettin a grip on what's revealed

When shit be real, can't give understanding back



Phife:

Analyze. that's what i do to mcs

That be talkin bout they this and that, money please

Ego. i'm on my own jock skill

Cuz if i don't say i'm the best, tell me who the hell will



Consequence:

Cheeba smoke y'all. that's what i use to get high

When i'm in a rut and i don't know why

Try. yo try again my friend

Cuz you can't see this mc representin linden



Q-tip:

Freestyle(freestyle). a true mc trait

And when you do it ill, niggaz respect it as great

Yo, i gotta...(laughing)



Phife:

We livin this cuz it's deep in our bones

A tribe called quest with the hip hop jones

So sit and analyze the lyrical spray

Cuz all it really is is word play(word play)