Yeah! That all mighty amazing, ill, highly contagious
Kamikaze south splash like it shot from a gauge
Until your body sound clash
Head of the Class, Magna Cum Laude
Beats bring the beast out me, flagrant, foul rowdy
Reed pipe but deed tight, disposition keep on flipping
Keep em playing they position
Keep making the people listen what I spin
Put em out on a limb
Got tears, got blood, got sweat, leaking out of the pen
Y'all fake niggas not setting a trend
We never listen to them
It's like trying to take a piss in the wind
My home team doing visitors in, yo don't test em
They all standing close to the edge, so don't stress em
Now who the type built to last?
It's no question, the Master!
Villain in Black wit no stets in my sound
Hitting you hard from - every direction
Your head and shoulder, area your midsection dawg!

Yeah
Give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Just give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Cut the check
Give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Nigga, give it here, and don't say nuthin'

Yeah Illadelph, home of the original gun clappers
Out on the wrong corner your shit'll get spun backwards
You got the fool wanting the rules, enter at risk
Or your own nana'll keep a gat under the mattress
Shorties running reckless from Philly to Texas
Surprising what niggas willing to do to get a neckless
Some emotions felt better left unexpressed at times
Niggas' crime record longer than a guest list
Yes, I done seen things you wouldn't believe
Seen people reach levels thought they'd never achieve
Silhouettes waiting in the wings ready to D
Thirst decise or need at least a buck to breathe
C'mon! Stick up kids, they be out to tax
Most times they be sticking you without the gats
I'll still be on the grind when it all collapse
And if it's my worst bar then I'm a take it right back nigga

Yeah
Give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Just give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Cut the check
Give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Nigga, give it here, and don't say nuthin'

Yeah, it ain't nothin' like I rush I get, in front of the band
On stage wit the planet in the palm of my hand
When a brother transform, from aynonomous man
To the force, crush whoever might of thought I was playin'
I'ma flame some, sentence the shit, the cold twist to slang
Thicker than big boy baby, mom, sister pain
Beyond measure, relaxed under pressure
You see the master piece, but to me it's unperfected
Give it here Geffen Records, I'm off the handle
Cut the check, and yo it better be as heavy as anvil
Next joint comin', all bets is canceled
Nigga black ink, red was a G financial
We finna have the whole industry at a stand still
See me put the system on lock like can pill
So get wit them endorsements, and call reinforcements
Cause my click come a full sizable portions

Yeah
Give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Just give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Cut the check
Give it here, and don't say nuthin'
Nigga, give it here, and don't say nuthin'


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Don't Say Nuthin' Lyrics as written by Tarik Trotter Scott Spencer Storch

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    What the hell is he saying in the chorus???

    swheeleron February 21, 2005   Link
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    911 blunt check something...

    Michaelon April 24, 2005   Link
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    Why does he sound retarded in the chorus! This has been my ring tone for 3 months, and I still haven't cracked this code.

    xnoisecorexon March 26, 2006   Link
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    The chorus goes:

    when the snake on the ground with his nine on the line, with the niggaz who grind with King Kong hittin’ Thailand. Give it here, and don't say nuthin', just give it here, give it here and don't say nuthin'… When the team on the set with the guns gone clap, gettin’ down on everything, hm, cut the check. Give it here, give it here and don't say nuthin', I’m sayin… give it here and don't say nuthin'

    ragnaon May 19, 2006   Link
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    The slurring on the chorus sounds like he has had his mouth frozen with novocaine!

    mwahahaaon June 22, 2006   Link
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    This track is supposed to be like a diss to mainstream rap. Black Thought purposely slurred the chorus as a way of "saying" mainstream rap artists aren't saying anything useful or making little sense in their lyrics while they're still getting paid, which is why the only parts of the chorus anyone understands are "Hm, cut the check/Give it here, don't say nothin'/Just give it here, and don't say nothin'...".

    superlyrical124on July 27, 2006   Link
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    ^ bingo. my buddy introduced me to the Roots, and i'm glad he did. this is a brilliant song, a very well done diss at something that pisses me off about mainstream music, especially rap today. they're going on tour, i really want to see them.

    IntegratedPion January 19, 2007   Link
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    impressive work ragna

    judgement_manon December 02, 2008   Link
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    superlyrical124 is dead on....but just to add to that, i heard that when they were creating the song they didn't have a chorus yet, so Black Thought was just mumbling something to fill in for where the chorus was. From there the idea must have grown into basically what superlyrical124 said.

    absyrd1on July 02, 2010   Link

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