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Artist: Big Daddy Kane
Album:  Long Live the Kane
Song:   Ain't No Half-Steppin'
Typed by: furness@ousd.k12.ca.us



Rappers stepping to me they want to get some
But Iím the Kane, so yo, you know the outcome
Another victory
They canít get with me
So pick a BC date cause youíre history
Iím the authentic poet to get lyrical
For you to beat me, itís gonna take a miracle
And, stepping to me, yo thatís the wrong move
So what you on, Hobbs, dope or dog food?
Competition I just devour
Like a pitbull against a Chihuahua
Cause when it comes to being dope, hot damn
I got it good, now let me tell you who I am
The B-I-G D-A-double D-Y K-A-N-E
Dramatic, Asiatic, not like many
Iím different, so donít compare me to another
Cause they canít hang, word to the mother
At least not with the principal in this pedigree
So when I roll on you rappers, you better be
Ready to die because youíre petty
Youíre just a butter knife, Iím a machete
Thatís made by Ginzu, wait until when you
Try to front, so I can chop into
Your body, just because you try to be basing
Friday the 13th, Iímma play Jason
No type of joke, gag, game, puzzle or riddle
The name is Big Daddy, yes Big not little
So define it
Hereís your walking papers, sign it
And take a walk
As the Kane start to talk, cause...


Ainít no half-steppiní
 Iím the Big Daddy Kane
(3 times)

My rhymes are so dope and
The rappers be hoping
To sound like me, so soon Iíll have to open
A school of MCing, for those who want to be in
My field in court
Then again on second thought
To have MCís coming out sounding so similar
Itís quite confusing for you to remember
The originator, and boy do I hate a
Perpetrator, but Iím much greater
The best oh yes I guess suggest the rest should fess
Donít mess or test your highness
Unless you just address with best finesse
And bless the paragraph I manifest
Rap prime minister, some say sinister
Non-stopping the groove, until when itís the
Climax, and I max, relax and chill
Have a break from a take of me acting ill
Brain cells are lit, ideas start to hit
Next the formation of words that fit
At the table I sit, making it legit
And when my pen hits the paper, ahh shit!
I stop and stand strong over MCís
And devour with the power of Hercules
Or Samson, but I go further the length
Cause you could scalp my cameo and Iíll still have strength
And no, thatís not a myth, and if you try to riff
Or get with, the man with the given gift of gab
Your vocab, Iíll only ignore
Be sleeping on your rhymes till I start to snore
You canít awake me, or even make me
Fear you, son, cause you canít do me none
So, think about it if youíre trying to go
When you want to step to me, I think you should know that...


Ainít no half-steppiní
 Iím the Big Daddy Kane
(3 times)

I appear right here and scare and dare
A mere musketeer that would dare to compare
Put him in the rear, back there where he canít see clear
Get a beer, idea or near stare, yeah
So on to be want to be competition
Trying to step to me--must be on a mission
Up on the stage is where Iímma get you at
You think Iím losing?
Psst, picture that...


Ainít no half-steppiní
(3 times)
Mister Cee, step to me...

The name is Big Daddy, you know, as in your father
So when you hear a def rhyme, believe that Iím the author
I grab the mic and make MCís evaporate
The party people say, damn...that rapperís great
The creator conductor of poetry
Et cetera, et cetera, it ainít easy being me
I speak clearly so you can understand
Put words together like letter, man
Now thatís dictation, proceeding to my innovation
Not like the other MCís, who are an imitation
Or an animation, a cartoon to me
But when Iím finished, Iím sure that you are soon to see
Reality, my secret technique
Because I always speak with mentality
I put my title in your face, dare you to base
And if you try and come get it, yo Iímma show you whoís with it
So if you know like I know, instead of messing around
Play like Roy Rogers and slooow doown
Just give yourself a break, or someone else will take
Your title, namely me, cause Iím homicidal
That means murder, cause Iím about to hurt a-
Nother MC, that try to get with me
Iíll just break him and bake him and rake him 
and take him and mold him and make him
Hold up the peace sign...
Assalam Walaikum!