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LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out


C'mon man

[news report]

And with the local dbt news ll cool j with a triumphant comeback
But tonite...


Don't call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
Makin the tears rain down like a mon soon
Listen to the bass go boom
Explosion overpowerin
Over the competition I'm towerin
Wreckin shop when I drop these lyrics that'll make you call the cops
Don't you dare stare, you betta move
Don't ever compare
Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
Competition's payin the price


I'm gonna knock you out [huuuh!!!]
Mama said knock you out [huuuh!!!]
(repeat 4x)

Don't you call this a regular jam
I'm gonna rock this land
I'm gonna take this itty bitty world by storm
And I'm just gettin warm
Just like muhummad ali they called him cassius
Watch me bash this beat like a skull
'cause you know I had beef wit
Why do you riff with me, the maniac psycho
And when I pull out my jammy get ready 'cause it might go
Blaaaaw, how ya like me now?
The river will not allow
You to get with, mr. Smith, don't riff
Listen to my gear shift
I'm blastin, outlastin
Kinda like shaft, so you could say I'm shaftin
Old english filled my mind
And I came up with a funky rhyme



Shadow boxin when I heard you on the radio [huuuh!!!]
I just don't know
What made you forget that I was raw?
But now I got a new tour
I'm goin insane, startin the hurricane, releasin pain
Lettin you know that you can't gain, I maintain
Unless ya say my name
Rippin, killin
Diggin and drillin a hole
Pass the ol' gold


Shotgun blasts are heard
When I rip and kill, at will
The man of the hour, tower of power, I'll devour
I'm gonna tie you up and let you understand
That I'm not your average man
When I got a jammy in my hand
Daaaaam!!!!! Oooooohh!!
Listen to the way I slaaaaay, your crew
Damage [uhh] damage[uhh] damage [uhh] damage
Destruction, terror, and mayhem
Pass me a sissy so suckas I'll slay him
Farmers [what!!!] farmers [what!!!]
I'm ready [we're ready!!!]
I think I'm gonna bomb a town [get down!!]
Don't you neva, eva, pull my lever
'cause I explode
And my nine is easy to load
I gotta thank god
'cause he gave me the strength to rock
Hard!! Knock you out, mama said knock you out


"Mama Said Knock You Out" is the fourth single by rapper LL Cool J from his fourth album of the same name. The song famously begins with the line, "Don't call it a comeback/I been here for years." Before "Mama Said Knock You Out" was released, many people felt that LL Cool J's career was waning; his grandmother, who still believed in his talent, told him to "knock out" all his critics.The song was produced by Marley Marl with help from DJ Bobcat along with LL. The single reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, was certified Gold by the RIAA, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

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