Eric B. & Rakim
Yo Rakim, what's up?
Yo, I'm doing the knowledge, E., I'm trying to get paid in full
Well, check this out, since Nobry Walters is our agency, right?
Kara Lewis is our agent
Zakia/4th & Broadway is our record company
Okay, so who we rollin with?
We rollin with Rush
Of Rushtown Management
Check this out, since we talking over
This def beat that I put together
I want to hear some of them def rhymes
Know what I'm sayin?
And together, we can get
Paid in full...
Thinkin' of a master plan
'Cause ain't nuthin' but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin' up with lint
So I start my mission- leave my residence
Thinkin' how could I get some dead presidents
I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did
I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin' funny
Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin' move but the money
But now I learned to earn 'cause I'm righteous
I feel great! so maybe I might just
Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
Then maybe I'll stay alive
So I walk up the street whistlin' this
Feelin' out of place 'cause, man, do I miss
A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
Me and Eric be , and a nice big plate of
Fish, which is my favorite dish
But without no money it's still a wish
'Cause I don't like to dream about gettin paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
To now test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, 'cause I'm paid in full