"Can I Kick It?" as written by and Anthony Douglas/mc Carver Gilmour....
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Well, I'm gone (Go on then!)

Can I kick it? To all the people who can Quest like A Tribe does
Before this, did you really know what live was?
Comprehend to the track, for it's why 'cause
Getting measures on the tip of the vibers
Rock and roll to the beat of the funk fuzz
Wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug
If you feel the urge to freak, do the jitterbug
Come and spread your arms if you really need a hug
Afrocentric living is a big shrug
A life filled with that's what I love
A lower plateau is what we're above
If you diss us, we won't even think of
Will Nipper the doggy give a big shove?
This rhythm really fits like a snug glove
Like a box of positives is a plus, love
As the Tribe flies high like a dove

Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Well, I'm gone (Go on then!)

Can I kick it? To my Tribe that flows in layers
Right now, Phife is a poem sayer
At times, I'm a studio conveyor
Mr. Dinkins, would you please be my mayor?
You'll be doing us a really big favor
Boy this track really has a lot of flavor
When it comes to rhythms, Quest is your savior
Follow us for the funky behavior
Make a note on the rhythm we gave ya
Feel free, drop your pants, check your hair
Do you like the garments that we wear?
I instruct you to be the obeyer
A rhythm recipe that you'll savor
Doesn't matter if you're minor or major
Yes, the Tribe of the game, rhythm player
As you inhale like a breath of fresh air


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"Can I Kick It?" as written by Jonathan Davis Ali Shaheed Muhammad

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  • +2
    General CommentProbably in my top ten rap songs of all time, and number one out of all Tribe songs... I love the music, Take a Walk on the Wild Side in the backround plus a bit of snare and easy-going original lyrics equals... delicious.
    slow_cheetahon February 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song just makes me happy. I mean, "come and spread your arms if you really need a hug", how can you not love it?
    thereisnospoon1on September 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"can I kick it?" is them asking to take a turn spitting ryhmes in a cipher... the verses are more on the tip of showing skill
    REDorbon November 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning"Mr. Dinkins, would you please be my mayor?"

    David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is a former politician from New York City. He was the Mayor of New York City from 1990 through 1993, and is to date the only African American to hold that office.
    modestblacksmithon December 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the free stylins twords the end, now thats a skill they keep fresh in todays cookie cutter market of 50 cents and eminems
    wannabeprettyon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne comment, thats it? this is one of the raddest songs of all times
    jaycar2aon November 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell, i agree... so damn catchy. i like the (unpretentious) upbeat mellowness of it...

    "Rock and roll to the beat of the funk fuzz
    Wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug"

    love that.
    king_midason April 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song is up there with some of the greatest rap songs of all time. You can't listen to this song without a smile on your face.
    CIA420on November 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThereisnospoon, I love you! That's my favorite line, too.
    SaDiabloon May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrilliant use of lou reed, really like the lyrics too
    PillarOfSalton August 01, 2006   Link

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