(Get down)
New jacks, yeah, but never sleepin'
Just stressin' the mind and constantly keepin'
You on the go, so let the knowledge flow
Where I find a friend, you have a foe

Think that we're crazy cause we like havin' fun
Make it minorities but never simpletons
Don't hear us on the radio, but please understand
They don't want me talkin' knowledge cause I'm a blackman

You ( ? ) and can't, rage and rant
And all they keep sayin' is the music's violent
And what I'm sayin' makes many of them sick of me
Matters in the least, I raise my hands in victory

One is a fist, the other is a peace sign
So let the beat run as I express the mind
7's for the stars, A is for Allah
The 3 is for us for we are the scholars

Rockin' your body till your mind's content
I know you love it because it's evident
On and on and on and on
Product of the new school, for the old was strong

Runnin' the risk, makin' a wish - never
Because we're clever the name lives on forever
Makin' history, yes, every minute
Creatin' the future cause we're livin' in it

Enjoy yourself, yet by all means
Hold up a fist: red, black and green
Yes, the two are blackmen, we are performers
Say you don't dance, tonight you're gonna

'Cause I incarcerate you for the crime
Let the beat run as I express the rhyme
Yo, The 7A3 expressin' all feelings, all charisma
Through our rhymes, you know what I'm sayin'?

'Cause we expressin' anything that's in our mind
( ? 2 lines in Spanish ? )
Habla pochito Español
But makin' you dance is what I'm here for

Don't have to make love to make you conceive
Watch the movements of the body and you say 'I believe'
Masters, at whatever we do
Commit a crime yo, but never leavin' a clue

Young men, all wise, all seein'
Talk to the people but never deceivin'
Only one land that we call mother
Don't know what it is, look at the cover

As we move ya, groove ya and improve ya
Your girl is feelin' horny? Well, we can soothe her
Make her jump for joy, so start to rejoice
We are the three, we keep the panties moist

Yo, I'm steppin' outta here cause I'm out of time
So let the beat run - cause I've expressed the mind

Lyrics submitted by Ice

Express the Mind Lyrics as written by J. Alexander B. Bouldin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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