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Artist: EPMD
Album:  Strictly Business
Song:   Strictly Business
Typed by: OHHLA Webmaster DJ Flash

[Erick Sermon]
Try to answer to the master or the MC rap artist
No joke on the lyric - it's hard to be modest
I knew I was the man with the master plan
to make you wiggle and jiggle, like gelatin
Just think while I sing, into the brain structure
(Yo don't sleep on the E) ya see, somethin might rupture
I don't take time for me to blow your mind
It take a second to wreck it because you're dumb and blind
So just lounge - cause you a MC clown
Or join the circus - EPMD is in town

[Parrish Smith]
Total chaos - no mass confusion
Rhymes so hypnotizin known to cause an illusion
Like a magician; he draws a rabbit out a hat son
I'm draw 'em all like a forty-four magnum
MC freeze stop look and listen, and try to imagine
It's travellin the speed of light, but everything's motion
It's frightening - plus the thought you alone
You now enter the dimension called the Twilight Zone
You're terrified - plus you can't bear the thought
You and I one-on-one, in the land of the lost
You start to shiver - then you scream, my friend
Yo wake up Muttley, because you're dreamin again
But next time I'm on the scene, do not try to diss us
Keep your mouth shut sucker duck, because I'm Strictly Business
I'm Strictly Business..

[Erick Sermon]
This is the rap season, where the E starts pleasin
Girls around the world no need to be skeezin
When I roll I stroll, cool always pack a tool
Just in case (just in case) a brother acts a fool
I've got the energy, to put the girls in a frenzy
Put 'em in shock, when I rock, give enough, I'm not stingy
Make sure I don't bore when I'm on the dance floor
(Get busy, boy) like you never saw before
Wine flow {*scratch*} good to go {*scratch*}
After the show {*scratch*} I pull your hoe, boy
(You sniff blow?) Hell no
Have my whole life ahead of me, no time to be sniffin
My parents find out, then they start riffin
So I stay, A-OK
Cause I'm the E - the R-I-C-K

[Parrish Smith]
MC's look me in my face, then their eyes get weak
Pulse rate descends - heart rate increases
Like beam me up Scotty, I control your body
I'm as deadly as AIDS, when it's time to rock a party
And all due respect, when I say mic check
Let a sucker slide once, then I break his neck (then I break his neck)
So when I say jump, you'll reply "How high?"
Because I'm takin no prisoners, so don't play hero and die
You're just a soldier - and I'm a Green Beret
I do not think twice, about the MC's I slay
So if you want to battle, I highly recommend this:
Bring your dog, mom, and dad - because I'm Strictly Business
I'm Strictly Business..

[Erick Sermon]
Yo yo, you're still pickin on that four-leaf clover?
Bring in the Sandman, sucker - because it's over
My name is Erick Sermon and I'm back again
I see the heads still turnin on my so-called friends
They smile in my face, behind my back they talk trash
Mad and stuff, because they don't have cash
Like the E-Double - or the Pee-MD
He drives a Corvette, I drive a Samaurai Suzuki
I'm the locksmith, with the key to fame
Never high on myself - always stay the same
Play a lot because I'm hot, like a horse I trot
Around the track and back (fatigued?) No I'm not

[Parrish Smith]
Well I'm the mellow, the fellow, the one that likes to say hello
To a fly girl that is good to go
With the slow tempo and the off-beat rhyme flow
Cause when I am in action, there is no time for maxin or relaxin
Just reactin and subtractin
On a sucker MC, who mouth keep on yappin and flappin
I lose my cool, then I'll start slappin and smackin
You on a roll, then Albee starts jabbin and cappin
No time to lounge, I'm packin and strappin
At my point attack, I soar at you like a eagle
I'm the sheriff, and bitin is illegal
So next time in town, I highly recommend this
You gots to chill, because I'm Strictly Business
Hey yo E-Double man, let 'em know what time it is

[Erick Sermon]
Yo, I'm Strictly Business
You know what I'm sayin PMD?

[Parrish Smith]
Yo word, EPMD is in full effect

[Erick Sermon]
Lounge.. be the E-Double E-Double E in the place to be and with PMD

[Parrish Smith]
Know what I mean? My homeboy Bernard on the scene

[Erick Sermon]
Knahmsayin? Mixmaster Chuck Chase

[Parrish Smith]
In the place

[Erick Sermon]
Yo I'd like to say peace to my homey Big Daddy Kane

[Parrish Smith]
And Biz Markie

{*both laughing*}