Chubb Rock

Chubb Rock - The Regiments of Steel lyrics

Sugarhill, Fatback, Run-D.M.C., EPMD

Fat Boys, Redhead Kingpin, Cool C

and my man Kurtis Blow, yo..

[Chubb Rock]

The battlefield, the synonym - call it the wax

The recording sciences developing the tracks

is not the essential fabric but if you have it

might make you a household name and let you gain

a million fans, coliseums all out sold out

And when they call out your name you pull out fake clout

cause you're sauerkraut, you're not really about

nothin... you're bluffin

But I'm callin your bluff to see if you're really tough

Show me your stuff... enough!

Shut up, close your mouth, put away your tap shoes

Your feet can't say a rhyme this time, you lose

But I respect you for what you accomplished, a great deal

Just admit you can't handle the steel

Gregory Hines can't take mines

The Winans can't start rhymin

And you're just like them, you had a top ten

You have a rap feel, but you can't wield the steel

It takes many many moons, to create tunes

but loons assume that half past noon

they'll have rap down pat, but it's wack

You must be on crack, you're buggin cause your head is at

a place where reality doesn't seep in

Practice makes perfect then you might reap in

the benefits of this respectable field

And all respect due to the regiments of the steel


Word, this is goin out to some hip-hop greats, yaknowhatI'msayin

Rakim and.. Chuck D

[Chubb Rock]

The obese boulder, will shrug your shoulder

if you say you're a regiment and you can't hold the

steel with some kind of appeal

Not dealin with sex, or a bicep flex

Has nothing to do with physical appearance

but the way you stimulate the kids and their parents

will fulfill the applications to be inducted

into the regiments, respect to the veterans

and the pioneers, with dying tears

to see rap has survived after 15 years

And ready to go 15 more

Three-fourths of every store has only rap on their racks

Rap force goin strong, on and on

Take a few seconds, to say peace to Sarah Vaughn

Now back to the steel that will wield a golden reel

and when you kick it to a James Brown feel

Field was made twenty years ago

and not a penny-oh was saved cause the way he behaved

was kinda ill, the regiments to his skill

was extrordinary.. until

he took a fall, the regiments will keep his style

flowin for a long while

The regiments made this artform universal

Whether it's a street sound, or commercial

Obstructors, are just realizing, that this is real

Respect to the regiments of the steel


More hip-hop greats, youknowhatI'msayin?

Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Kool G. Rap, Super Lover Cee

Biz Markie, Heavy D, Lady Kazaam, Special Ed

Slick Rick, Lakim Shabazz, Queen Latifah

[Chubb Rock]

Sugarhill, that sold about eight mill'

When "Rappers Delight" caused media fright

How could a bunch of kids possibly sell more than me

and Randy Travis kickin all that country madness?

Failing star, failing guitar or a banjo

Your whole artform needs to retire in Orlando

Rap has developed in the motherland by storytellers of wisdom

No wonder we're best-sellers

The art was passed on from generation to generation

Developed in the mind cause the rhyme

The track is just a cosmetic background

cause we all need some kind of sound..

to complete the whole feel

And it's wield by the regiments of the steel

Word up, MC Lyte, my boys GangStarr

The D.O.C., Eazy-E, Salt-n-Pepa, Whodini

Grandmaster Flash, Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel

Tribe Called Quest, the Jungle Brothers

Dana Dane, Kwame, Shabba Rank'n, De La Soul

Stetsasonic, Shinehead, Lil' Shawn

Kid'n'Play, Rob'n'Dave, Rich Nice, Fat Doug

Finesse'n'Synquis, Groove B. Chill

LL Cool J, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff

Positively Black, UTFO, Dr. Ice, ESP

Sweet Tee, Kool Moe Dee, Fearless Four

Cold Crush..

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