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Sample The Funk Lyrics

from Cocktails

"Sample The Funk" is track #8 on the album Cocktails. It was written by Shaw, Todd Anthony / Bonner, Leroy / Jones, Marshall E. / Middlebrooks, Ralph / Morrison, Walter / Webster, Gregory A. / Noland, Andrew / Napier, Norman B. / Pierce, Marvin R..
"Sample The Funk" is track #8 on the album Cocktails. It was written by Shaw, Todd Anthony / Bonner, Leroy / Jones, Marshall E. / Middlebrooks, Ralph / Morrison, Walter / Webster, Gregory A. / Noland, Andrew / Napier, Norman B. / Pierce, Marvin R..

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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 more time

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 your 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 you like a ho and start pimpin'

When will your other brothers realize?
Can't fuck with my crew, better feel your eyes
'Cause you must be blind if you can't see
And I'ma say this shit quite frankly

I give a fuck when free stylers step up
I don't do it, tell you 'bout it on the next cut
'Cause 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 the Ohio Players once again
Can we sample the funk?

Y'know we don't wanna wear it out
We just wanna li'l piece, you know what I'm sayin'?
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?

All you brand new rappers got a new flow
You ain't samplin' James Brown no more
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 'cause you need a lawyer
You got problems and you need to solve 'em
You 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 your long grip, bitch
But that's irrelevant now, my friend
'Cause 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
'Cause 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, my nigga 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}

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, 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

'Cause 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!

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' [Incomprehensible]

To all y'all niggas, y'all can sample all you want
Here we go loopty-loo
'Cause the Dangerous Crew goin' to get funky like this
Flip it

Songwriters
SHAW, TODD ANTHONY / BONNER, LEROY / JONES, MARSHALL E. / MIDDLEBROOKS, RALPH / MORRISON, WALTER / WEBSTER, GREGORY A. / NOLAND, ANDREW / NAPIER, NORMAN B. / PIERCE, MARVIN R.

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