Talib Kweli Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

Right About Now Lyrics

"Right About Now" was written by Charles Njapa, Talib Kweli.
"Right About Now" was written by Charles Njapa, Talib Kweli.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

Yeah, this that new Kweli
I'ma give it to you before the bootleggers get hold of it
You know what I'm sayin'?
I figure I put it out first, make some money wit' it
Why not, right? Okay, 1, 2

Yo I'm Brooklyn like the '90s
Brownsville and Bushel keep it grimey
When I'm from flatbush, that's where you'll find me
In Brooklyn, Tek wit' Justin and Sadat

And Free and Sid from [Incomprehensible]
Always catch me wit' Juju and Rubiks, we was truant kids
Dollar band nooseses, jump bell, run, and never look back
Mr. Man kept the hammer in his bookbag

Rubiks introduced me to Black and Forte
DJ Enuff on Avenue K, I go back a long way
Wit' Super Nat in Washington Square freestylin' everyday
Peformin' at Lyricists' Lounge who ate off Jean Grae

Fuckin' wit' Mood is how I met Hi-Tek
Black Star came in effect when Elijah gave my tape to Mos Def
Reflection Eternal was next on deck
My crew the best and we proved it

We knew our music was the Vanguard of a movement
Every Rawkus release was bangin', they on the come up
They was like fuck the radio 'til Pharoahe said "Get the fuck up"
Flex listened, jabbin' at Bryant

The next position was right about now we need the
Radio hit written while I hit the road
On tour to support the records since the day it was sold
Corey had me followin' the example of De La Soul

Common and The Roots to me, these the sickest niggaz
Get my figures wit' the Okayplayers and the Spitkickers
Rawkus got a deal with MCA, this the gray area
But let it stir for Music Cemetery of America

They tried to fool you by switchin' the name to Geffen
Now they Interscope's bitch and every artist who had a chance left 'em
Ain't no big surprise, wasn't no love there
Jimmy Iovine never signed me, I just kinda ended up there

But fuck that, literally it was my way or the highway
Hit the road with the Beastie Boys and toured Europe with Kanye
Gotta thank 'em for the love on the album, I knew out on
'Electric Circus', he'd get it by any means necessary like Malcolm

I dropped a single, shot a video, took control of my situation
Got a label poppin', it's a celebration, bitches
Yo boy Free, I had to get out
I put you on, that's where I'm at right about now

And if you're sayin' it's my time, you right about now
This what's goin' through my mind, right about now
Hey yo, hey yo, it's time to write about now
And if you lookin' you can find it right about now

I put you on, that's where I'm at right about now
This what's goin' through my mind, right about now
Yo, hey yo, it's time to write about now
And if you lookin' you can find it right about now

That's right bitches, Talib Kweli
One of the baddest motherfuckers you've ever seen
That's right bitches, Talib Kweli
You're now rockin' with the best, I said it

The best, the best, that's right bitches
You're now rockin' with the best, the best
Talib Kweli, where's, where's my snares?

Songwriters
CHARLES NJAPA, TALIB KWELI

Published by
Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Listen to Talib Kweli Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll