If your question is not covered by this FAQ please e-mail the
webmaster as a last resort.
Personal e-mail or fan mail unfortunately may not get a
response due to workload and time commitments.
How do I advertise on this website?
Sample Question: I have a sneaker store and I'd like to place an ad.
Who do I contact?
OHHLA (Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive) is represented by Gorilla Nation Media. Please contact
Gorilla Nation Media for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.
You can also send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded to Gorilla Nation.
Please note this address can not and will not respond
to any e-mail about the operation of this site, concerns about the site, or
additions to the site.
Can you send/e-mail me the lyrics to XXX?
Sample Question: Can you please send me all of De La Soul's lyrics?
You may browse through the all lyrics folder via the World-Wide Web;
and you may search the most wanted and new lyric additions for your lyrical pleasure. Lyrics however will not be mailed out by request and ZIP
files will not be made of any or all of the archive for your convenience.
This web site alone should suffice for all of your lyrical needs, and
many browsers allow you to e-mail lyrics to yourself as attachments.
Please remember that this website gets millions upon millions of hits a day and the
webmaster could not possibly respond to all the requests if they were allowed.
May I use your lyrics on my site?
Sample Question: I'm starting a OutKast website, can I use all your lyrics?
As you're no doubt aware by your interest in using these lyrics,
lyrics are the bread and butter content of any website -- the most
solid and the most filling. You should be aware that OHHLA and/or it's
contributors to this site have spent a lot of time working on these lyrics
so on behalf of OHHLA we ask that you have take the following into
consideration in using these lyrics:
1. Do not place direct hyperlinks to any lyrics on this site.
2. If you copy lyrics from this site, credit OHHLA.com as the source
and where possible use a banner graphic.
3. Do not use lyrics by more than two artists or more than twenty songs.
If you take all of our content, why are people going to come here?
OHHLA is updated so frequently BECAUSE of the fact people on the web
constantly rip off our lyrics. The only way to stay ahead of the biters
is to post new content. If you want to create a quality site, you should
think about creating NEW content instead of just taking a photo from THIS
site and lyrics from THAT site. Please be original and not a biter.
Where do I buy the 'rm-bside' album?
Sample Question: I want that Ice Cube rm_bside album; where can I get it?
Folders labelled rm_bside in the all lyrics folder are most certainly without doubt
not really albums. These folders are a compilation of remixes, b-sides, and
solo artist songs that appear on soundtracks or project albums. They are included
with the artists regular albums for your convenience. Unless the artist him or
herself has decided to issue these songs on an album (as did Ice Cube in the case
of Bootlegs and B-Sides) you won't be able to purchase an album of these songs.
Where do I find this artist?
Sample Question: I can't find lyrics by Too $hort. Where are they?
If you will direct yourself to the all artists index
you will find that almost all questions about rap lyrics can be answered
here. If you can't find it with the search engine, we either don't have
it or it is an R&B song and therefore not appropriate to this site.
Where are the lyrics for this soundtrack?
Sample Question: Where are the "Cavi Hit" lyrics from Rhyme & Reason?
Where possible, a 'soundtrack' page has been made featuring
the HIP-HOP songs on the original motion picture soundtrack.
If you can't find the lyrics on the 'soundtrack' page, then you
can look for the lyrics under the 'rm_bside' section for that artist.
Please check the all lyrics index first.
Why do these lyrics have errors?
Sample Question: Your Lil' Kim lyrics are ALL fucked up. What gives?
OHHLA and Flash Web Design have a substantial collection of albums but we
do not purchase every new album. Consequently there are some
errors that will slip by because we can't proof them ourselves. If you
want to submit corrections please read this
page for an explanation of how to do so.
Try to be considerate of the webmaster and recognize that even the songs
he types may have errors which were purely unintentional. This site owes
it's existance to fact that many rappers ARE so hard to understand.
Could you please add all the lyrics for XXX?
Sample Statement: Please post ALL THE NEW ALBUM Jay-Z he's hot!!
1. OHHLA does not take requests for ALL lyrics from one album/one artist.
2. If you e-mail requests to the webmaster, mail them only once.
3. Repeat requests will be not be answered.
4. No guarantees; all work on this site is strictly voluntary.
I sent in XXX lyrics. Why weren't they added?
Sample Question: I sent in MC Bla Bla a week ago. Why wasn't it added?
Due to the popularity of this website the webmaster receives anywhere from
450 to 600 messages a week, occasionally more. E-mail response is handled
chronologically, in the order it is received. Contrary to popular belief
submitting a lyric twice only slows down the time it takes to be published.
Please only submit once and please be patient as your e-mail is processed.
Can you get R&B lyrics for so-and-so?
Sample Question: Do you have the lyrics for Mary J. Blige or Usher?
Unless the song you are interested in prominently features a hip-hop
artist (an MC who is rapping, not a DJ or a producer) you will not
find the lyrics here. The webmaster is only interested in hip-hop
lyrics, which means by a RAP artist or FEATURING a rap artist. For
R&B lyrics (both with and without rappers) the webmaster recommends
the excellent site J's Lyrics Index.
What is your privacy disclosure policy?
Sample Question: What is your privacy disclosure policy?
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