I need a beat
I need a beat, I need a beat (I need a beat, I need a beat)

And it's a Malibu beat, subject of discussion
Malibu beat, subject of discuss-cussion
You're motivated-vated, in aid a percussion-cussion
There's no glo-glory, for this story-story
It-it rock-rock in any territory-tory
I syncopate it and designed it well-well
Beat elevates-vates, the scratch excels-cels
All techniques are a combination
Of skills that I have for narration

Last year my melody, but still complete
Providing musical energy for the street
Laying records are smooth for maximum effect
Jump track patt-erns on cass-ette
Time-time snare had bass and cymbal
Like that of a cat on the mic I'm nimble
Ba-sic patterns, groups and chains
Sequence, frequn-cies, add gain

Bre-bre-bre-break, for narration

Break two, break two

I'm in the center of a, I'm in the center of a
Musical skinner, some say the skins is a blow of torture
They hear me, they fear me, they hear me, they fear me
I'm improving the conditions of the rap industry
The beat will expand, to land a foreign land via
Germany, Italy, France and Japan
It'll give you a lift, no need to sniff
No butts no how's no why's or if's
It's you I defeated, they'll say you retreated
Pick up your favorite magazine and read it
Wrapped by a power, a musical shower-shower
A picture-picture of me-of me on the Eiffel-Eiffel Tower-Tower
I need a beat-beat

Doing-doing dirty, I'm your-your thought
You're bein'-being taken-taken, the musical boom
I'm in-fil-traiting your eardrums
Increasing their rate of vibration
I wanna rock ya-rock ya, that's all you need to know-know
"I Need A Beat," is the title of the show-show
Providing-providing pleasure of the musical measures
All-all arranged, to alleviate pressure
I'm up on your list, your party thera-therapist
Beat programmer and lyri-lyricist
Ladies Love Cool J, studio user
A million or more screaming people abuser
I predict, this jam will hit
The highest plateau in the world of music
Paparazzi, wealth and fame
The total propulsion, of my name
I need a beat

Computer-wise the engineer's eyes
Have to be very acute, education level high
The product is mine, beat under rhyme
The control was part of the studio design
Track after track, culminating on wax
The tape has slack, rewind it back
Expensive but useful, the music is the fuel
A perfect place for MCs to duel

I need a beat, Farmer's Boulevard
Ha! Queens!
Ladies Kove Cool James!
Cut Creator!

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by ajpants

I Need a Beat Lyrics as written by Rick Rubin James Todd Smith

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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