"Follow the Leader" as written by Lee Simmons and Floyd Smith....
Follow me into a solo, get in the flow
And you could picture, like a photo
Music makes mellow, maintains to make
Melodies for MCs, motivates the breaks
I'm everlasting; I can go on for days and days
With rhyme displays that engrave deep as x-rays
I can take a phrase that's rarely heard
Flip it now it's a daily word
I can get illin' at normal killin'
Bambino along, Rakim'll remain calm
Self esteem make me super superb and supreme
Before a microphone, still, I fiend
This was a take, I wasn't supposed to break
I was supposed to wait, but let's motivate
I wanna see 'em keep followin' and swallowin'
Takin' the makin', bitin' and borrowin'
Brothers try and others die to get the formula
But I'm a let 'cha sweat. You still ain't warm
You a step away from frozen, stiff as if you're posin'
Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
So follow me, and while you're thinking you were first
Let's travel adventitious at speeds around the universe
What could you say as the earth gets further and further away
Planets as small as balls of clay?
Astray into the Milky Way, world's out of sight
As far as the eye can see, not even a satellite
Now stop and turn around and look
As you stare into the darkness, your knowledge: took!
So keep starin', soon you suddenly see a star
You better follow it 'cause it's the "R"
This is a lesson. If you're guessin' and if you're borrowin'
Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin'
The Leader

Follow the leader
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Keep Followin'
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"

This is a lifetime mission
Vision a prison. All right, listen
In this journey, you're the journal, I'm the journalist
Am I eternal or an eternalist?
I'm about to flow long as I can possibly go
Keep you movin' 'cause the crowd said so
Dance! Cuts rip your pants
Eric B. on the blades, bleedin' death. Call an ambulance!
Pull out my weapon and start to squeeze
A magnum as a microphone, murderin' MCs
Let's quote a rhyme from a record I wrote
"Follow the Leader!" ...Yeah, dope!
'Cause every time I stop, you see, just duck
As soon as you try to step off you self-destruct
I came to overcome before I'm gone
By showin' and provin' and lettin' knowledge be born
Then after that I'll live forever. You disagree?
You say, "Never?" Then follow me
From century to century, you'll remember me
In history, not a mystery or a memory
Called by nature, mind raised in Asia
Since you was tricked, I had to raise ya
From the cradle to the grave
But remember, you're not a slave
'Cause we were put here to be much more than that
But we couldn't see because our mind was trapped
But I'm here to break away the chains, take away the pains
Remake the brains, rebuild my name
Again, somebody told you, a little knowledge is dangerous
It can't be mixed, diluted, it can't be changed with a
Switch. Here's a lesson if you're guessin', if you're borrowin'
Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin'
The Leader

Follow the leader
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"

A fear if I freestyle lyrics-a-fury
My third eye make me shine like jury
You're just a rented rapper, you're rhymes are minute-maid
I'll be here when they fade, I'll watch you flip like a renegade
I can't wait to break and eliminate
On every trade of my snake so stay awake
And follow and follow 'cause the tempo's a trail
The stage is a cage, the mic is a third rail
I'm Rakim, the fiend of a microphone
I'm not him, so leave my mic alone
Soon as the beat is felt, I'm ready to go
So fasten your seatbelt 'cause I'm about to flow
No need to speed, slow down and let the leader lead
Word to Daddy... Indeed!
The "R's" a rollin' stone, so I'm rollin'
Directs the tone then rhymes are stolen
Stop buggin'! A brother said, "Dig him?" I never dug him
He couldn't follow the leader long enough so I drug him
It's a danger zone, he should arrange his own
Face it, to space it, grace it, change the tone
There's one "R" in the alphabet
It's a one letter word and it's about to get
More complex from one rhyme to the next
Eric B., be easy on the flex
I've been from state to state. Follow us. Tailgate
Keep comin', but you came too late, but I'll wait
So back up your group, get a grip, come equipped
You're the next contestant. Clap your hands. You won a trip
The price is right. Don't make a deal too soon
How many notes? Could you name this tune?
"Follow the Leader" is a title they task
Now you know; you don't have to ask
Rappers' rhythm and poetry, cuts create sound effects
You might get junked if you follow the records he wrecks
Until then, keep eatin' and swallowin'
You better take a deep breath and keep followin'
The Leader

Follow the leader.
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Keep followin'.
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
The "R!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Peace."
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Follow the leader.
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
Follow the leader!
Kaboom!


Lyrics submitted by azkm, edited by epiwoosh

"Follow the Leader" as written by Celite Evans Jerry Bloodrock

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThe words are off, and of course it won't let me fix them. So here are the correct ones:

    Follow me into a solo, get in the flow
    And you can picture, like a photo
    Music mix, mellow maintains to make
    Melodies for emcees, motivates the breaks
    I'm everlasting, I can go on for days and days
    With rhyme displays that engrave deep as x-rays
    I can take a phrase that's rarely heard
    Flip it, now it's a daily word
    I can get iller than 'Nam, I kill and bomb
    But no alarm, Rakim'll remain calm
    Self-esteem makes me super superb and supreme
    Before a microphone, still I fiend
    This was a tape, I wasn't supposed to break
    I was supposed to wait, but let's motivate
    I wanna see 'em keep followin' and swallowin'
    Takin' and makin', bitin' and borrowin'
    Brothers tried and others died to get the formula
    But I'mma let you sweat. you still ain't warm, you a
    Step away from frozen, stiff as if you're posin'
    Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
    So follow me, and while you're thinking you were first
    Let's travel magnificent speeds around the universe
    What could you say as the earth gets further and further away
    Planets as small as balls of clay
    Astray into the Milky Way, worlds out of sight
    As far as the eye can see, not even a satellite
    Now stop and turn around and look
    As you stare into the darkness, your knowledge is took
    So keep starin', soon you suddenly see a star
    You better follow it 'cause it's the "R"
    This is a lesson. If you're guessin' and if you're borrowin'
    Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin'
    The Leader

    Follow the leader
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Keep Followin'
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"

    This is a lifetime mission, vision a prison
    Alright, listen
    In this journey, you're the journal, I'm the journalist
    Am I eternal? Or an eternalist?
    I'm about to flow long as I can possibly go
    Keep you movin' 'cause the crowd said so
    Dance! Cuts rip your pants
    Eric B. on the blades, bleedin' death, call an ambulance!
    Pull out my weapon and start to squeeze
    A magnum as a microphone, murderin' emcees
    Let's quote, a rhyme from a record I wrote
    (Follow the Leader) Yeah, dope
    'Cause every time I stop, it seems you're stuck
    As soon as you try to step off you self-destruct
    I came to overcome before I'm gone
    By showin' and provin' and lettin' knowledge be born
    Then after that I'll live forever. You disagree?
    You say never? Then follow me
    From century to century, you'll remember me
    In history, not a mystery or a memory
    God by nature, mind raised in Asia
    Since you was tricked, I have to raise ya
    From the cradle to the grave
    But remember, you're not a slave
    'Cause we were put here to be much more than that
    But we couldn't see because our mind was trapped
    But I'm here to break away the chains, take away the pains
    Remake the brains, rebuild my name
    I guess nobody told you, a little knowledge is dangerous
    It can't be mixed, diluted, it can't be changed or switched
    Here's a lesson if you're guessin' and borrowin'
    Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin'
    The Leader

    Follow the leader
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"

    A furified freestyle, lyrics of fury
    My third eye make me shine like jewelry
    You're just a rent-a-rapper, your rhymes are minute-maid
    I'll be here when it fade, I'll watch you flip like a renegade
    I can't wait to break and eliminate
    On every traitor or snake, so stay awake
    And follow and follow 'cause the tempo's a trail
    The stage is a cage, the mic is a third rail
    I'm Rakim, the fiend of a microphone
    I'm not him, so leave my mic alone
    Soon as the beat is felt, I'm ready to go
    So fasten your seatbelt 'cause I'm about to flow
    No need to speed, slow down and let the leader lead
    Word to Daddy... indeed
    The "R's" a rollin' stone, so I'm rollin'
    Directions is told then the rhymes are stolen
    Stop buggin'! a brother said,dig him, I never dug him
    He couldn't follow the leader long enough so I drug him
    Into the danger zone he should arrange his own
    Face it, it's basic, erase it, change your tone
    There's one "R" in the alphabet
    It's a one letter word and it's about to get
    More complex from one rhyme to the next
    Eric B., be easy on the flex
    I've been from state to state. Followers tailgate
    Keep comin' but you came too late, but I'll wait
    So back up regroup, get a grip, come equipped
    You're the next contestant. clap your hands. you won a trip
    The price is right. don't make a deal too soon
    How many notes, can you name this tune?
    "Follow the Leader" is a title they task
    Now you know; you don't have to ask
    Rap is rhythm and poetry, cuts create sound effects
    You might catch up if you follow the records E wrecks
    Until then keep eatin' and swallowin'
    You better take a deep breath and keep followin'
    The leader

    Follow the leader.
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Keep followin'.
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    The "R!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Peace."
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Follow the leader.
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Follow the leader!
    [Kaboom!]
    epiwooshon April 16, 2019   Link

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