Artist: Too $hort Album: Cocktails Song: Sample The Funk Typed by: OHHLA.com Intro: Sup? Short Dogg back in the house beeyatch! And it don't stop to the beat Ain't no thang but a chicken wing We gonna do it like this one mo' time Verse 1: Straight from Oakland, California I'm back again Short Dogg's on the mic 'bout to mack and pimp We got flavor at the Dangerous Crew camp Save ya money, can't use dem food stamps Other crews like to sample and mix But our crew, we just play that shit live, drums, bass, keys Niggas don't like it, you can get bees stuck in the back of your throat Fuckin with a pimp named Sir Too $hort We coulda sampled the Luke but we didn't I'd rather treat ya like a ho and start pimpin When will you other brothers realise? Can't fuck with my crew better feel your eyes cos you must be blind if you can't see And I'ma say this shit quite frankly I give a fuck when freestylers step up I don't do it, tell you 'bout it on the next cut Cos right now we gotta feel the flow and make sure we keep it real slow Just like the motherfuckin Dangerous Crew We gettin funky like it's 1972 Still puffin on them zags, dressed like pimps and axe Ohio Players once again can we sample the funk? Y'know we don't wanna wear it out We just wanna lil' piece, y'knowhati'msayin? We ain't goin loopy, we're goin freaky We gonna funk it track for track Dangerous Crew style Ant Banks let me flip this one more time Ya ready? Verse 2: All you brand new rappers got a new flow You ain't samplin James Brown no mo' Probably try to sample cameo Parliament Funkadelic, you scandalous ho you stole it, Ossie Brothers, Bark Kays Barry White, Isaac Hayes Have you heard the term 'Sample Clearance'? Start the nigga who wrote it, would never hear it Now we're suin your ass for sure Got'cha spendin all ya money cos you need a lawyer You got problems and ya need ta solve em Ya shouldn't of sampled wouldn't of had dem problems If you'd have played your own shit you wouldn't be broke, you woulda made ya long grip, bitch But that's irrelevant now, my friend cos they done wiped you clean like Ant Banks' Benz Sittin on some three-piece AMG's Better find you a sample, you ain't playin these kinda beats, so funky make your fingers pop If you can't find a sample you ain't got not one damn thing for a nigga to ride to But I been gettin funky since I was in high school Growin up in that Bootsy's rubber band In '76, seen a mothership land Nothin but funk all in your face I like to slow it way down in ass and bass cos that's how we be layin tracks Just flip the funky rhyme and start sayin raps Get funky with Ant Banks, PeeWee, Shorty B Father D, Dope D, Tony T The motherfuckin Dangerous Crew and that's the drop from the dime, we'll change the groove just to sample the funk Beeyatch! That's right, PeeWee friggin the keyboards Tony T on the drums, Shorty B on the bass Ant Banks on the mixing boards, Short Dogg on the vocals Verse 3: Right now you know the story of Too $hort baby First started rappin in 1980 I got more game than Monopoly Now I'm makin money there ain't nobody stoppin me Used to be local til I signed with Jive, man Used to like to sample now I'm rollin with live band Now that I finally did this shit I'm makin one more album and then I quit and only one thing could make me say I'm not and that's one million dollars on the spot Upfront cash, money, no compromise No schemes, no scandals, don't front and lie Just pay the man in full Thirty years old, torch the bull Ain't givin shit up but the funk Let these record companies know what the fuck I want Cos they been fuckin black folks right from the start When you sign that line tear your ass apart For every one you get they gettin five Niggas gettin paid but it don't seem right I know where I came from and know where I'm at and my last two albums don't sound real bad I'm Too $hort baby, I ain't no punk I'm just askin 'Can I sample the funk?' So can we sample the funk? Bitch! Outro: Yeah, you know what I'm sayin? I'm talkin to George Clinton, Bootsy Collins My nigga Suga Foot and Diamond from the Ohio Players I'm talkin to James Brown We know where the funk came from Johnny 'Guitar' ???? To all y'all niggas, y'all can sample all you want Here we go loopty-loo cos the Dangerous Crew goin to get funky like this Flip it!