Nitro Lyrics

by LL Cool J

Check this, I excel, they fell, I said well, hell
L can yell or make 'em melt like gel
I signed the contracts that builds up stacks
Play the wall or fall I stand tall you're small

In fact step aside, you might get fried
By the super technique that the rapper applied
As a matter of fact, the impact will distract
Your attention away, from the rest who say

They can mess with Cool J the best of to-day
You're best 'cause the rhymes are so funky fresh
I'ma attack smack and make 'em stand back
Black strong as cognac I got the knack

To rhyme to the rhythm of this, and give 'em a gift
That's swift, other rappers are stiff and don't riff with
Mr. Smith, 'cause that ain't safe
I get you wide open like an uncut eighth

I write to fight, don't bite, to reach heights
The mic makes right, give me the spotlight
So I can prove the pen is mightier than the sword
LL hard as hell, the lyrical Lord

The counterfeit misfits that rap had to admit that
My rhymes are so dangerous, I need a permit to rap
Solo, on the microphone, MC's don't let me catch you alone
I'm nitro

Yo, I got the kick of a kettle drum, guaranteed to overcome
You're just a minimum, messin' with the maximum
And when I swung my tongue among the high strung
Young MC's, they all got done by the legend

Every second I'm wreckin'
Not a mistake you'll find, but you can keep checkin'
Out the sound you'll find that it's Genuine
Bet that you'll rewind this a thousand times

You can taste the bass like it's fillet-of-sole
I leave the microphone full of bullet holes
I drop the bomb like I'm in 'Nam and go beyond
The normal boundaries of too much harm to MC's

But as they say please I freeze
Rhymes like these kill like a disease
Tried to fill my shoes, and caught the blues
Because they get bruised by the rhymes I choose

I kill rappers at random, I don't understand 'em
The ones I didn't get, are on a memorandum
Lines I recite are spontaneous
The nursery rhymes you write, are miscellaneous

So pass the crown, bow down and give in
I'm the Prince of Rap, that's how we livin'
Settin' milestones on the microphone
Empires are overthrown, and I ain't even baritone

No joke I spoke then God stroke
As Job tried to sweat the style and got soaked
Conquered and killed on the microphone
MC's don't let me catch you alone
LL's nitro, nitro

Yo, flammable like gasoline
Threatening like a guillotine
It's like a bad dream when you battle my team
I go to every extreme to make MC's scream

I'm clever, I last forever, we can do whatever
With whoever, whenever, I never
Ever got rocked, stopped or dropped
They got popped, by the hip-hop rock that I concoct

I'm so nice yo, flowin' with the maestro
Murderin' and hurtin' MC's because I'm nitro
The earthquakes'll kill snakes and fakes
You can't flake, you made a mistake, give me a break, thanks

Now that we're straight and that's clear
Watch all the big mouths dissapear
Disintegrate, deteriorate, fall
I demonstrate, and devastate you all

There's no doubt about the fact I turn it out, the wack
Be on the lookout, LL made a comeback
Full of power, I'ma devour, I stand tall as a tower, I won't allow a
MC to C-O-M-E, C-L-O-S-E
Play me long D-I-S-T-A-N-C-E, MC's
On the microphone, I'm nitro, nitro
Yo funky

I daze amaze faze blaze and beat 'em down
Nowadays they crave and praise, the funky sound I pound
Rhymes I write 'em in, recite 'em and then slide 'em in
Order to slaughter comp that start soon as I begin

Total domination, across the nation
Detestation, cut sensation, it's the invasion
Of L the Terrible, devastating rhymin' wiz
I cut through through do and chew, you know what time it is

Slick, I get off of kicks, vick your flick
Hard as bricks, rock ya sick over the mix
The LL C-O-O-L J period now you know bro
N-I-T-R-O yo go for what you know
Unless you're dumb 'cause yo I'm nitro
Glycerin, listenin' and takin' notes
Icin', enticin', and slicin' throats

Bad boy, funky
Bad boy, funky
Funky, funky, funky, funky
Funky, funky, funky, funky
Funky, funky, funky, funky
Bad, bad