(together) Hiero, y'all...

[A-Plus]
It's not a wrong thing
to be addicted to the microphone like a heroin fiend
I'll tell you one thing:
You'll never catch me fronting
As I proceed to give the people what they wanting
[Opio] You're making some green...
[A-Plus] But not for drama or fashion
I'm stacking cash until I can get Moms a mansion
[Opio] All from rapping?
[A-Plus] Nah, man, there's many plans
Like investing in land
It started all from impressing the fans
With brand new flows
And you know
All the way from gangsta clones to weirdos
Fools used those
But we ain't tripping
Give respect when you see this
You need us,
or your raps underdevelop like a fetus

[Pep Love]
Those that know not doze
And it shows
When we broke out the knock
Hos hopped out they clothes
That's positive feedback
Yep, The Prose
I'm poised, we never pose, you'll never know
From '93 til infinity we've been inventive
Creating the bump is our only incentive
And it's been a long time since I feel I've been felt
But the only thing I fear is fear itself
So you know what we gots to do
Maybe could we keep it within the crew
Like it should be?
Never givin' out
We're livin' out our dreams
If there's something I can't live without,
That's my team
You never knew...

[Phesto]
Hieroglyphics
Hip-hop is vintage
Underground like silos
Launching long-range ballistics
World-renowned, we ground-breaking
Musical boundaries
Runnin' circles around emcees

[Del]
Del -- been rhyming for more than a decade
Onto the next stage, while emcees need aid
Stay paid, I'm still grade-A
None of that tomfoolery
As you can see this shit ain't nothing new to me
Utterly hovering over other things material
You're stuck in the here and now
Plus you're sweating profusely -- here's a towel
Your fears are now reality
When I take your dream states
And elaborate on how your team's fake
With phony IDs, but sometimes I feel like
Only I see through the charade you've made
In today, but hey, tomorrow it's played
And then they got a new fool in your place to be okayed

[Phesto]
Hieroglyphics
Hip-hop is vintage
Invented in days back
Rekindling in ways that many thought was lost
In this contemporary maze of methods to floss
We finding trees and trails to blaze
Boundaries to cross
We can be found beyond the bounds of reason
Or earthbound, heatin' up the Coliseum

[Opio]
They rushed the stage full-throttle in Chicago
Our brains interlocked
Where fakin' emcees get caught with the 40-bottle
Or get their chains snatched, pronto
We unstoppable, droppin' flows in Toronto
Maneuverin' through Vancouver and on to Japan
where they put major grands in my hand
Follow...

[Phesto]
Straight from the heart we set apart from the rest an'
Our perfection on the microphone was predestined
World-renowned, we ground-breaking
Musical boundaries
Runnin' circles around emcees


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    General CommentHieroglyphics are tight! Just wanna let you all know! Life is a blast!
    ImaniTheGreaton July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthiphop at it's finest. hieroglyphics is definetly one of the best crews ever.
    zeebson August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dont usually listen to hip-hop, but i gotta say, this is one of the best hip hop songs ive ever heard. Underground shit is so much better then Nelly "yeah i have some stupid band-aid on my face" and DMX (how the hell does he not tear up his throat talking like that) and all that corporate crap rap
    bouncing_jon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI dont usually listen to hip-hop, but i gotta say, this is one of the best hip hop songs ive ever heard. Underground shit is so much better then Nelly "yeah i have some stupid band-aid on my face" and DMX (how the hell does he not tear up his throat talking like that) and all that corporate crap rap
    bouncing_jon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree! hieroglyphics is what hip hop is supposed to be, not all that commercial shit, del said it best...
    'rap aint about bustin caps or fuckin bitch, its about fluency with rhymin ingenuity'.
    saukrateson April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Comment<3 hieroglyphics !
    xheartbreakerxon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat Heartbreaker said.
    HtD_Sherlockon July 22, 2008   Link

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