It Ain't Nothin'

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[Crowd noise intro:]
And now, ladies and gentlemen…
It. Ain’t. Nothin’.

[Verse 1:]
Yo I am a locksmith warlock, escaped from your box
To make the floor rock and take the whole spot
So great, the flow’s hot. They hate? They know not
I came to go in when flowin’ so insanely fast
How my brain reacts, when I lay the track
I lay these wack rappers down like a pillow with some feathers in it
I come clever with it, they be gettin’ hella faded, I’m about to elevate it
Magnanimous animals when we handle calamities
Bilingual like a camera’s manual
Spit raw shizz while I’m wearin’ galoshes,
I’m awesome, make you feel noxious, caustic
I ain’t goin’ quietly when I have flows inside of me
And you have notoriety for having no variety
With piety you try to see as high as me to spy on me
My rhymes are lookin’ better every year like Hermione

[Chorus]
Yeah, and I’ll be spittin’ a bit
So kick your feet up and keep up and listen to this
The historian who’s claimin’ all the glory
As an Oriental boy up in Oregon, I’m born to tell a story and
It ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’
Rhymes blow minds but yo
It ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’ (it ain’t nothin’)
‘Cause I do this every day, yeah

[Verse 2]
I’ll back down from no challenge, the flow’s silenced
By no Schmoe when folks know he’s got no talent
You gotta know talent, so recognize I’ve been wreckin’ rhymes
Since the frickin’ Mayans were inventing science
I been on that. I’m bombastic, and I’ll brag
Teach a long class, I’m beyond swag
I be on that bomb rap, that go-and-tell-your-mom rap
Go-and-show-your-grandma-the-song rap
Sincerity and clarity are balanced with an air of arrogance
But I’m talented and I’m sharin’ it
I’m wearin’ it from the skin of my feet to my hair
Other kids bearin’ only minimum pieces of flair
Keep it classy like a nice dinner
And I’m new school like the Weitz Center
I’m just livin’ in the shadow of my college friends
So here’s a shout-out to acknowledge them
What’s up, Carleton?

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
I’m a venomous lyricist and the anger is back
Here to set a superior set of standards to rap
I’m a giant; you could even stand in my lap
When I’m rhymin’ you can see that your hand’s gonna clap
So in time, when the hits stop and they’ve made the very best hip-hop
This is the advancement of that
Not sayin’ I’m better than every veteran
‘Cause I’m indebted to them but I’m clever and
Ever since gettin’ a mic I’ve been makin’ em dance to the track
Let’s go

[Modified chorus outro]
Yeah, and I’ll be spittin’ a bit
So kick your feet up and keep up and listen to this
The historian who’s claimin’ all the glory
As an Oriental boy up in Oregon, I’m born to tell a story and
It ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’
Rhymes blow minds
When I’m in it to win it I’m gonna finish the bidness
Sinners gettin’ diminished, it’s like Dennis the Menace
The sultan, you’d be so dim to insult him
He’ll give you a cold grin, so Minnesotan
It ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’
Rhymes blow minds
With the timin’ impeccable, I’m inclined to go wreck a fool
With the volume in decibels, but all you just better know that
It ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’, it ain’t nothin’
Rhymes blow minds
With precision, the pan’s sizzlin’
The kid with a damn vision
I’m honored that fans listen
So welcome to Ambition

Shout-out to Ellis Johnston
Odar, this beat is crazy

credits

from Ambition, released August 22, 2014
Beat by Odar
Lyrics by Gradient

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