If you can feel what I'm feeling then it's a musical masterpiece
Hear what I'm dealing with then that's cool at least
What's running through my mind comes through in my walk
True feelings are shown from the way that I talk and this is me, y'all
An M.C., y'all my name is M.C.A. and I still do what I please
And now I'd like to introduce (what's up?)
I'll pass the mic to D for a fistful of truth

The name is D, y'all, and I don't play
And I can rock a block party 'till your hair turns grey
(So, what you sayin'?) I explode on site
I'm like Jimmy Walker, I'm (dy-no-mite!)
And now I'd like to pass the mic
To Adrock, c'mon and do anything you like

I'm the A-D-R-O-C-K, in the place with the bass, I'm going all the way
I can't stop y'all, tock-tick, y'all
And if you think that you're slick you'll catch a brick y'all
'Cause I'ma turn it in and I'ma turn it out
But for now I've got to pass the mic to Yauch

Well, on and on and on and on
I can't stop, y'all, 'till' the early morn'
So rock-rock, y'all, tick-tock y'all, to the beat, y'all
To the beat, y'all, c'mon and rock, y'all

I give thanks for inspiration, it guides my mind along the way
A lot of people get jealous, they're talking about me
But that's just 'cause they haven't got a thing to say

Well, everybody rapping like it's a commercial
Actin' like life is a big commercial
So this is what I've got to say to you all
Be true to yourself and you will never fall
And now I'd like to pass the mic to the A

(So what's your name, yauch?) my name is M.C.A
I've been coming to where I am from the get-go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul
And now I'd like to pass the mic
To my brother Adrock, c'mon and shine like a light

Yes, yes, y'all and yes, yes, y'all
I'm always on time, nevertheless, y'all
And that's right, y'all
I shed light, y'all
I've got no time in my life to get uptight, y'all
So what you gonna say that I don't know already?
I'm like Clyde and I'm rockin' steady
But time flies when you're having fun, so Mike D (that's me!)
C'mon and get some

M-I-K-E to the D
You come and see me and you pay your fee
Do what I do professionally
To tell the truth I am exactly what I want to be
Now Adrock (huh?) and M.C.A (yeah?)
Let's rock this joint in the old school way

Well, I'm on 'till the crack of dawn
Mowing down M.C.'s like I'm mowing the lawn
I go off like nothing can phase me
You think we'll ever meet Stevie?
(One of these days, D!)
But I can stand my ground and I am down
To wax an M.C who acts like a clown
But for now, I'd like to ask you how
You like the feel of the bass in your face in the crowd?

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Pass the Mic Lyrics as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentan amzing song, to think it came from a freestyle
    Jabbatronon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song I heard from Check Your Head. It came out as a single before the album. I had it on cassette because the record store in the town I lived in didn't have it on cd. That single had a lot of great stuff on it. It was practically an ep. Pass the Mic had a soundbite at the end that isn't available anywhere else. But the rest of the tracks are now on the second disc of the 2009 remaster of Check Your Head. After hearing the Pass The Mic single I really didn't know what to expect from the album. It was obvious my favorite band was going through major changes. It's funny how many times the Beasties changed their style & still always made unbelievably great hip hop records. Even the tracks that weren't so hip hop. It was all from a hip hop perspective & everything is danceable-even the punk & alternative stuff. Check Your Head is truly one of the greatest albums ever made-hip hop or otherwise. Here we are 20 years later & it's actually even fresher now than ever in contrast to state of the hip hop industry today.
    kanoe13on June 07, 2012   Link

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