"What's Golden" as written by Eric T. Sadler, Y , James Henry Boxley Iii and Carlton Ridenhour....
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I work the pen to make the ink transform
On any particular surface the pen lands on
The camera stands on, what's the beef?
The Cooley High cold chief high post techniques
I drape off poetic landscapes and shapes
Illustrate the paper space off the pens that paint
Then design what have a National Geographic a magic
With Taylor made status and plus favored is automatic

We're not balling
We take it back to the days of yes y'all-in'
We holding onto what's golden

We're not balling
We take it back to the days of yes y'all-in'
We holding onto what's golden

Melancholy mundane so I tame the hot flame
Big rings, fat chains, and y'all quest for the same
No name, use fame, strictly new to the thang
We stay true to the game and never bring it to shame
We tight like dreadlocks or red fox and ripple
We pass participles, and smash the artist in you
The saga continues, this I won't get into
'Cause there ain't enough bars to hold the drama that we been through

Yo
We still the same with a little fame
A little change in the household name but ain't too much changed
We in the game but, yo not to be vain
I refrain from salt grains to season up my name
We entertain for a mutual game from close range
Steady aim, drum at your head to hit the brain
I'm labor ready, Rhode Scholar for the dollar
Work for mines pay me by the hour

We're not balling
We take it back to the days of yes y'all-in'
We holding onto what's golden

We're not balling
We take it back to the days of yes y'all-in'
We holding onto what's golden

Hip Hop
Music

Yo
Well, it's the verbal Herman Munster
The word enhancer, sick of phony mobsters controllin' the dance floor
I been in dark places, catch you when you stark naked
Your heart races as we pump you for your chart spaces
The taut traces be bringing these hot styles through
Some of you bum a few chairs from shock value
Word power can plow through acres of cornfields
Paragraphs cut like warm steel, preform ill

We're not balling
We take it back to the days of yes y'all-in'
We holding onto what's golden


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"What's Golden" as written by James Henry Boxley Iii Eric T. Sadler

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    My InterpretationYeah, this song is on my Top 5 list of songs. It has a catchy chorus and doesn't matter if you can't understand all the lyrics. I had no idea what the sample said at the end of every chorus, but it didn't stop me from singing along.

    I think this song is all about taking it back to the good ol' days. It's about writing good, quality rhymes. It's about getting back to what's important . . . good hip hop. "What's Golden" is good hip hop.

    I think my favorite line is Chali 2na's opening, "Well, it's the verbal Herman Munster / The word enhancer, sick of phony mobsters controllin' the dance floor"
    morganic007on September 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyo son this song is fuckin sick, all of the J5 songs are.


    peash
    listentobobmarleyon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, like Listen, all J5 songs kick ass. The song just seems about getting back to the basics. I love it.
    SexPistolMeowMixon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. The best part is when Charli 2na says "Well, it's the verbal Herman Munster....." I fucking love that part.
    DrFeelgood03on March 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea Dr... man Chali 2na is da man... he's got such a tight voice.
    Michaelon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRocks my nuts so to speak. I agree that Chali 2na has a kick ass voice. All their tracks are awesome. Can't get enough.
    katoxon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthip hop at the best, this groove is fresh.....a turn away from the typical rap stuff today...money, girls, drugs...etc.
    blind_rockstaron July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got to see them live at Loyolla in Maryland... What a show! This was the first track they played ;)
    mikeon April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was linked in the top left of SM. What's freaky is, I only noticed the link while the song was playing - and when I clicked it, it took me to the lyrics. Naturally I was all 'Hwuh?' - Coincidences rock...

    Crackin' song, not J5's best IMO. Still good though
    random_monkeyon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it.
    ThreeMilesDownon April 08, 2004   Link

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