Eric B. & Rakim Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em

I'm the arsenalI got artillery, lyrics of
ammoRounds of rhythmThen I'm 'a give
'em pianoBring a bullet-proof vestNothin' to
ricochetready to aim at the brain~Now what the trigger
sayTempos triflin'Felt like a rifleMassage
'n' melodiesMight go right
throughSimultaneously like an UziNothin' can
bruise meLyrics let up when lady say don't lose
meSo re-load quicklyAnd you better hit meWhile
I'm lettin' this fifi get wit meYou steppin'
with .007Better make it snappyNo time to do your hair,
babyBrothers are bustin' at meBeats and bullets
pass meNone on targetThey want the R hitBut wtch
the god getQuicker, the tongue is the
trigger'Cause I'm real fastLet off some
rhythm at 'emLet 'em feel the blastPenetrate
at a crazy rateThis ain't no .38Hit 'em at
point blank rangeAnd watch 'em
radiateRunnin' out of ammunitionI'm done
wit' emYou ask me how I did 'em I let the
rhythm hit 'emI push a power that's
punishableBetter be a prisonerThe hit man is
theBrother wit' charismaShowing you that I
havePowerful paragraphsFollowers will become
leadersBut without a pathYa mentally
paralyzedCrippled ya third eyeRhymes are
blurredThen it occurred that you heard IReduced the
friction with crucifixionLet loose the mix thenBoost
the pistonEric hit 'em with' some of thatCut
like a lumberjackAnd me gettin' hit backIt
won't be none of thatI'm untouchableYou see
me in 3-DWhen I let the rhythm hit another M.C.Lyrics
made of leadEnters your headThen eruptions of a mass
productionWill spread whenMusic is louderFull of
gunpowerMicrophone machineryWhen I see a crowd
ofParty people pumpin'Their fist like thisYa
hide in the backThinkin' that I might missBut the
R is accuratePlus I'm packed up with Educated
punch lines thatI have to hitWhatever I aim atI
line 'em upYa body is weak, feel with painThat
time is upYou been hit with somethin'Different,
isn't it?Rakim is gonna radiate and nothing's
equivalentNothin' can harm meWhy try to bar
meYou couldn't come around THE RA with aN
armyYou'll get wrecked by the architectSo respect
'emI disconnect 'em, soon as I inject
'emWith radiationPut 'em by the
basementBust his chest openBash his face inLet it
split 'imSince he brought his main man wit'
'imHe ask me how I did 'imI let the rhythm
hit 'imLet it hit 'imDance floor's
dangerousPacked in like a briefcaseRhyth with ral
rough rhymeBeats with deep bassGirls with tight
pantsMaybe they might danceTonight if the Rs on the
mikeThere's a slight chanceThe crowd is
crucialM.C.'s grounds are neutralNow that
you're here let me introduce youGet readyI'm
hard read like graffiti but steadyScience I drop is real
heavyRadiant energy, that'll be the penaltyTouch
the third rail on the pain of remedyThe prescription's
one every hourNow it's a HABITYa need another hit
from the freestyle fanaticAttention: follow directions real
closeKeep out of reach of childrenBeware of
overdoseToo many milligramNO ONE made a iller
jamMy rhyme is the rhythm of thoughtsThat kill a
manIdeas for the ear to fearMight split
'imHe'll never forget 'imHe'll
rest in peace wit' 'emAt least when he left
he'll know what hit 'imThe last breath of the
words of deathWas the rhythmNow throw you hands
in the air and yo, goRakim will do the rest of this
slowIf I speed they know you'll blow the hell
upIf I slow up, THEY'LL catch up, hell noWicked
as I kicked itDon't need to remix it'Cause I
prefixed itReversed and switched itTo perform to
perfectionSection for sectionRhymes keep
connectin'Ya guessin' what's next
an'Blood pressure rises, ya damn near lost itYa
hit the ground burnin' and woke up
frostbit''Cause when I explained ya can't
complain for painTravel through the brain hit a
veinThen remain, let it radiateVibes will
vibrateWhy did you violateNow I'm 'a have to
let the style brakMoans now the tone is ingrownAfter
this here's thrown, gimme another microphoneBefore I
get that fifi I metWhisper I wanna reach HER
intellectKiss her 'cause I wanna give her the most
respectSo I shine and let the write reflectHold
'er, mold 'er, make 'er feel olderLay her on
my shoulderEEverything I told herMakes her feel secure
whenever I'm wit' 'erAnd you know how I did
'erMe and the rhythm hit 'er