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Artist: De La Soul
Album:  Buhloone Mindstate
Song:   I Am I Be
   Verse 1
   I am Posdnous
   I be the new generation of slaves
   here to make papes to buy a record exec rakes
   the pile of revenue I create
   But I guess I don't get a cut cuz my rent's a month late
   Product of a North Carolina cat
   who scratched the back of a pretty woman named Hattie
   Who departed life just a little too soon
   and didn't see me grab the Plug Tune fame
   As we go a little somethin' like this
   look ma, no protection
   Now I got a daughter named Ayana Monay
   And I can play the cowboy to rustle in the dough
   so the scenery is healthy where her eyes lay
   I am an early bird but the feathers are black
   so the apples that I catch are usually all worms
   But it's a must to decipher one's queen
   from a worm who plays groupie and spread around the bad germ
   I cherish the twilight
   I maximize, my soul is the right size
   I watch for the power to run out on the moon
   (And that'll be sometime soon)
   Faker than a fist of kids
   speakin that they're black
   When they're just niggas trying to be Greek
   Or some tongues who lied
   and said "We'll be natives to the end"
   Nowadays we don't even speak
   I guess we got our own life to live
   Or is it because we want our own kingdom to rule?
   Every now and then I step to the now
   for now I see back then I might have acted like a fool
   Now I won't apologize for it
   This is not a bunch of Bradys
   but a bunch of black man's pride
   Yet I can safely say
   I've never played a sister by touching where her private parts reside
   I've always walked the right side of the road
   If I wasn't making song I wouldn't be a thug selling drugs
   But a man with a plan
   and if I was a rug cleaner
   betcha Pos'd have the cleanest rugs I am.
   Verse 2
   The Plug Two brand with the flavour
   in the flute watch the sniffin'
   so a sack of shows in demand
   I read the diction from the second page
   I got the one-two gauge
   baritone to the izm fan
   Trees fall so I can play ground with my ink
   So let me need ya to my ems go
   I push the infinite and carry it
   My carrier's the three over one
   so my pluggins already know
   Lick shots with moo
   catch the boo
   from a ghost in the heckling crowd
   if I give a foot
   Jack Ville caught a spill
   when a still came from my mouth
   I brought a head down south
   I don't check for the noose and the neck
   So I never tell my ems
   that finesse is knocking at my door
   I choose to run from the rays of the burning sun
   and dodge a needle washing up upon a sandy shore
   I bring the element H with the 2
   so ya owe me what's coming when I'm raining on your new parade
   It's just mind over matter
   and what matters is
   that the mind isn't guided by the punished shade
   I keep the walking on the right side
   but I won't judge the next who handles walking on the wrong
   Cuz that's how he wants to be
   No difference, see
   I wanna be like the name of this song I am
   Verse 3
   I am Posdnous
   I be the new generation of slaves
   Here to make papes to buy a record exec rakes
   the pile of revenue I create
   but I guess I don't get a cut cuz my rent's a month late
   The deeds of a natural
   are seeds that are no longer planted
   so the famine in the mind is strong
   Tactics of another plane is now proven sane
   Sane enough to let you know from within this song
   I stabilize many cableized viewers
   So my occupation's known
   But not why I occupy
   And that is to bring the peace
   not in the flower but the As-Salaam Alaikum in the third I am