Who is the man comin' down your block?
It's me you see, with the funk in my walk ('cause)
I'm doin' just what I like to
Today is my day yeah, and I'ma get nice too
You gotta keep movin', and you can't say nothing
I'ma keep bouncin' and bumpin' and stuffin'
One thing you ought to know, well, I am the maestro

Yeah, you motherfuckers, I'm all that
I see you lookin' at me sayin'
How can he be so skinny and live so phat?
You know why, 'cause I'm the maestro
Yeah, you know and I'm "movin' on my wheels"
"You got that?"

I feel like Rufus Thomas, the crown prince of dance
I'm Mike D, and I'm known for romance
I'm the crazy baldhead with the part on the side
And I'm riding down the block, like I'm on a water slide
'Cause it's the type of day I feel like pressing my luck
'Cause I got nothing to lose, cause I don't give a fuck
See I'm a player, I play, don't play to win, I play to show (yeah)
I'm the maestro

Yeah that's right, ya'll
You know I got my own shit
See, this ain't America's Most Wanted
This is America's Most Mackin!
That's right other people all call it, my hit!
When I get on there is no stoppin'!

Who is the man, who is the man, who is the man?
Who is the man, who is the man, who is the man?
Who is the man, who is the man?

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The Maestro Lyrics as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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    General Commentwhats the thing at the start of this song about?
    leakegon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is an example of what "Gratitude" is about: when you have so much to say it's called Gratitude. Although, Maestro lacks substance besides bragging about this gift.
    leesKayon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSupposedly the intro is a voice mail (or to date myself, an answering machine message) left by some drunk fan who called the number from "Ask for Janice" off of Paul's Boutique. It sort of makes sense as he's saying "you paulie" at the beginning, and it's slurred and makes no sense so there's the drunk part.
    nate505on June 02, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Yo, Paul. This Alan & you can kiss my ass, Janice. I wasn't interested in you anyhow. I was just interested in the B-Boys. So fuck you, my man."

    I believe that's, roughly the way it goes. Definitely in response to "Ask For Janice" via answering machine. In the commentary for this album Yauch explains that when the clothing store called Paul's Boutique closed he got that phone number for a line in his parent's basement. He hooked up an answering machine & moved to LA. This was the most interesting of the messages left by people who had heard Paul's Boutique the album & wondered "Who the fuck is Janice & is Paul's Boutique a real place"? So they called the number & got some misleading outgoing message that Yauch set up. Some left responses. I think they actually met Alan at some point & he admitted that he was, indeed extremely drunk when he left this message. One of my favorite moments on this album! It's a great example of Yauch's playful way communicating with the world about nonsense or something that doesn't really matter but it's interesting to us anyway.
    kanoe13on June 06, 2012   Link

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