Rippin' the microphone
And blowin the stage apart.
These MC's ain't got no heart,
They need to quit before they start.
Shakin' and breakin' 'em down.
Best at least.
Fuckin' 'em up, up at least.
Smackin' 'em in a pilek.
Now have a stomp and a smile, G.
Like Jason.
When I be chasin'
These rappers,
Machete style,
Choppin' down.
Their petty style's bassin',
All in my face.
You got the mic,
But I gotta getcha off it.
You got my rhyme,
Now cough it.
Brother, sweat the tip and forfeit.
You're nada,
Know not a,
I'm hotter.
You're a slow trotter.
Switch the 'e' into an 'a,'
And it's karata.
When I come on
I'm rippin it up
Just like a madman.
I fly your head,
Chop off your legs,
And make your head stand.
Tax and wreckin' these chumps
All of them I rub out.
You know the time.
What's on your mind?
You know I never go out.
I be breakin' bouts.
Ya boys;
Your block; is full of bums, see.
You never was too clever
Stick the fork in you,
You're done G.

The instrument'll rip
With the ultimate
Of all the rappers.
Toe to toe.
Whenever I go
I guarantee
The flow will smack ya.
Pumpin' ya full a lead,
Just like a nine.
Kickin' it off in half the time.
Takin' a break
And makin' mine.
You're way behind.
Ya needed a title,
And all the uncle
Made your title for ya.
And prayin',
And wishin',
That I can't rap,
But I rip all a y'all
In half.
Look at me laugh
Ya hee-haw style.
Ya kick it.
Mmm, I see goodies.
Gimme the mic and hoodie.
Now I'll dick it.
The every,
The his,
The hers,
Of those,
Of theirs,
Of them,
I see your title
Around your neck,
Just swingin' loose.
I take your gem.
I'm takin' it off your neck
With every line that I select,
And wrappin' it up and cuttin'.
While I'm starin'
With disrespect.
Bustin off.
Squeezin' like a vice grip,
Blowin' ya off the stage,
Into the crowd,
So have a nice trip.

I'm takin' control.
I hold
The microphone as good as gold.
Fly, so many heads.
I built my twenty-fifth
Totem pole.
Turnin' it out,
And gettin' wrecked
Is just a understatement.
How special to rap a flat,
Puttin' his head
Inside the pavement.
Burnin' 'em up,
Just like a flame thrower.
Rippin' 'em
With the cool flower.
Takin' 'em out in pairs,
Like the man, Noah.
Holdin' 'em up
Just like a trophy,
For the world to see.
You really ain't superb,
You see.
You're goin' out,
Like a girl to me.
Takin' your little
Boo-hoo, baby.
Tear drop.
Cryin' style.
Breakin' it down
Until there's dust,
And I'ma vacuum up the pile.
And provin',
And groovin',
And makin a movie
On the mic.
Slappin' a Marlboro
In his mouth,
Just like
A dirty little tyke.
Master of the murderous
Mad style,
Amazin' man.
Mackin' the mic
Since I was just
A mere child.
Props and props;
More props than Terminator 2.
With pen and pad
I play to you,
And on the cross-fader too.
Endlessly with energy,
Undefeatable lyrically,
Expandin' my empire.
You don't want to test me.

Wizard of funkadelic.
Every album's like a relic.
Bite the line,
Chewin' on mine,
But ya never live to tell it.
Bustin' it off quick,
Flippin the script.
That's in the bushes,
Then walkin' around the jam.
I'm handin' out pounds
And mushes.
You're makin' a face.
You want to test my slick maneuver?
Your best to rock a break beat,
Or somethin' you can groove to.
Even if every rapper
In the world was makin' jams,
As soon as I set this off
Their mics are slidin'
Out their hands.
Rockin' the junky's world
With the release
Of every single.
Back in the days
I told ya,
I need a beat
To make ya jingle.
Droppin' the sword,
And choppin off the mic cord.
Rappers are dead
All over the street
In every state I toured.
I'm dealin' the truth,
With living god
That's right before ya eyes.
And I'll be rollin'
In hoods and sneakers,
You can keep the suit and ties.
No sell out.
Bet ya uncle never dies.
Gimme that microphone,
I'll rip it up
Until sunrise.

Lyrics submitted by oofus

Straight from Queens Lyrics as written by James Todd Smith James Brown

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Straight From Queens song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Wide Open Eyes
Album art
Not Everyone Heals as Fast as You
Safe In Heaven Dead
Album art
this ain't for everyone
Album art
(return Of) The Electric Horseman
Album art
Love in a Vacuum
'Til Tuesday
Well, in my opinion this song is about being a young & maybe a little naive &/or introverted girl and finding yourself loving a man who is at first very charming, carefree & outgoing, and seems at first to be without limits, as in "There was a time you opened up every doorway you didn't mind if everything wasn't your way" then that man starts to gradually become more introverted & shows their more possessive/obsessive side to you as the relationship progresses, even while they keep up the appearance of being carefree & outgoing to everyone else, "Don't pull away that goes against what you told me I look in your eyes I realize what you've sold me is love in a vacuum" so you confront them about the way they're acting and of course they deny it, "I think you've changed but you insist that that's not true" quite possibly they are an addict of some sort, my guess would be cocaine, &/or showing very obsessive behavior towards you (early on in the video for this song we see the man hanging a picture up, it is a very large portrait of Aimee & it is prominently displayed in his/their apartment for the duration of the song), thus their "love in a vacuum", "You look so strange, so distant that you're hardly you Now I can see how you have been acting different You say it's me but I know that it isn't it's love in a vacuum" but still you are in love with them and don't want to leave them and you know that they are truly in love with you and they don't want you to leave them either, maybe they are convinced you can save them from themself, maybe they are so broken that the possibility of an overdose &/or suicide attempt is very real and you want to get through to them that their behavior not only dangerous but it is also just pissing you off and if they don't wise up they run the risk of loosing you, as in the lines "You will be lonely if you leave me alone", so you want to save them but can't get through to them due to the addiction &/or emotional problems they have, "Love in a vacuum and that's not enough love in a vacuum You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way You will be lonely if you leave me alone You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough" you want them to understand that the love they are giving you is not enough when it is filtered through the vacuum of their drug addiction &/or emotional impairment, "You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough and just wait you will be lonely Love in a vacuum Love in a vacuum and that's not enough Love in a vacuum". 'Love In A Vacuum' for me is a hauntingly truthful acute argument on the loneliness of obsession and almost inevitable loss of love that follows people who are broken in some way or another; the obsessives, the coke heads, the drunks, addicts or the just-plain-old emotionally broken; a razor sharp, lyrically driven, deceptively poppy, yet ultimately-depressing-in-the-best-way song. Quintessential Aimee Mann.