Artist: KRS-One Album: Maximum Strength 2008 Song: Straight Through Typed by: OHHLA Webmaster DJ Flash [Intro - sped up vocal sample] Tonight's a special night So remember with pride, these 20 happy years [KRS-One] I can't leave my b-boys alone I can't leave my b-girls alone Let's turn this house right into a home C'mon y'all let's get into the zone Vibrate or mute or cellular phone In here they might already be on roam Minds are blown, I'm showin you ain't gotta go major you can do it alone As I look back on all the years, all the tears All my peers, in fear I hear, insecurity, the need for clout Low self-esteem and self doubt KRS lays out a whole different route And shows you what hip-hop is really all about Then we on the route, release self doubt And sing with the feds when the fear is out now Clear 'em out now, from the bottom to the tip-top Take the vow, I am hip-hop And recreate yourself, love don't hate yourself Do not deny or lie or fake yourself You can make yourself, reawake yourself You can mold remodel and reshape yourself You gotta take yourself more seriously Create yourself to what you really can be~! Yo the villain is free, look at me, I do what I do I am hip-hop and so are you Yo we almost through, but before we go I wanna invite y'all all, to every show Where the b-boys and girls are kept on their toes Like the Rocksteady Crew tribute with Fat Joe So now you know, if you got what it takes no doubt, show 'em what you really all about! [KRS-One] Yo, now that that is out of the way Let me continue what I came to say Breakers, writers, emcees and DJ's Beatboxers too we've come a long way Come to the Temple of Hip-Hop today Our hip-hop week is every third week of May Hip-Hop appreciation we remember Hip-Hop history, that's in November Peace, love, unity, that's the agenda When I'm on the mic that's just what I send ya We at the end sir, so what's the answer Hip-Hop can be more than MC's and dancers It's time to expand your awareness, consciousness, enhance your living, tell me, what are you playing for What are you staying for, what are you giving? I will demand your respect, with two MC's two b-boys, two DJ's on set Two hour shows you bet! We get authentically hip-hop as hip-hop can get Independent, free from debt 2005 you ain't seen nuttin yet Some like it dry, some like it wet Some like to give, some like to get Some like a good soundset You a b-boy and you ain't been out to the Bronx yet? No, yes, maybe, someday Whatever, we bring it to you Sunday to Sunday Workin for peace love unity and fun day Just a little somethin to balance off gunplay So now for the break if you got what it takes no doubt, show 'em what you all about!