Youth Explosion

Written by: Michael Turner & Christopher Portugal

[Spoken sample:] Thank you, Sid. And thank you for coming. Que, Españosa, (Spanish ?) Right now, I'd like to present the boys to the band…

[Spoken samples:] "Yeah!" "I'm ready!" "You know I'm ready!" (repeats)

[Thes One:]
Venice Boardwalk to Watts to Chavez Ravine
From South Bay to Pasadena, yo, we back on the scene
From 110 to 10, 405 to 5, my 9-to-5
Making it live, so flash bulb when we arrive
Got the city on lock, block-by-block, as we stomp through
Pop crews shining like new cop shoes, keep on our feet, we made it
Top of Friday night, brothers always stay faded, and been underrated
For a long time now, so take your Black Cow and beat it, Peg
You can read from page, People Under The minimum wage
Who freestyles and rocking 'em still
High-profile like roof tiles on Echo Park hills
Next Step paying bills, stay dipping like Dolemite
On a L.A. night, chilling out in the Heights
So who could make it tight (we) first initial the (P.)U.T.S.
Thes One and Double K just be ripping up a track
Pon attack like a tyrant, pulling out the rhyme books, stack 'em up
If you're pirate, then fire it up, do the Cissy Strut, now Sterns
Earning money for your liquor, sacks, blunts, and golden berg
It's a way of life, and since you're living fat, be advised
P is back, stealing old records and your fries, black
Got your headphones, we're internationally known for
Slamming like bones on show microphones
But before that's said, we gotta make sure
That everyone out there is ready…

[Spoken samples:] "Yeah!" "I'm ready!" "You know I'm ready!" (repeats)

[Double K:]
Ay-yo, we back like the rear, your fear standing in front of you
And your squad, breaking 'em down to numbers aside
On the follow-up tip, making sure that it's fresh
Fat, bumping, or tough, ay-yo, whatever your slang
You know the names from the first one, if not, go and get it
Two letters making it better for the fools that's wit' it
And all the brothers with your funny haircuts, get on the floor
Females, give out your address, we giving you more, like Rudy Ray
Don't need no DJ, sucka, I handle that, rhymes come in bundle packs
To make you wanna humble that style, ([Rap sample:] Give it up!)
The new America's Most, with the Triple K
Your days are up, quit claiming a coast
I represent with a passion, and punk, I ain't asking, I'm telling
Then after that, I'm bailing, call me Misdemeanor
Cleaner than your pops' bowling ball collection
Up in your section like Z, straight off the dip, Philly G
That the homie rolled up, and lectured it when I speak
I suggest high-stepping, choose a weapon, you flee
You can run, you can run, but you niggas can't hide
I'm peeping you at all times, your album's like a show dime
So we put hits together, made it potent and fat
Bagged it up as a five, presented to the streets live-r
But what you been getting, dude, it sound like we didn't
(Ay-yo, your lady don't think) because it's armored like Brinks
And locked down, like your Uncle T-Bone, you know
So get ready (get ready), so we can start the show…

[Spoken samples:] "Yeah!" "I'm ready!" "You know I'm ready!" (repeats)

[Thes One:] Yeah, we're tired of your fake underground sound
You're fired on, vinyl-buying punk, crying over Casios
Get it rewired so you can sample original breaks
You know, that rare funky shit, not them repressed fakes
[Double K:] Ay-yo, the E feel for zagging will continue to be sagging
And bagging on these Sally Jesse butt MCs
Until they learn the lesson we kept, molded and brought back
Peep the album… we out, black
[Thes One:] Ay-yo, you thought we coming soft, man?
You lost your mind!
Yo, you thought we coming soft, man? You lost your mind!
You thought the P was coming soft? Lost your mind!
You thought the P was coming soft?
([Spoken sample:] You know I'm ready!)

[Spoken sample:] Far out! (repeat)
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