Yo, yo one two one two, yo live in effect
We got the king Ruler Zig-Zag-Zag Allah
Commonly known to y’all as the RZA
Yo before we go into side two or side B of this double CD
Knahmsayin I want to give y’all a little announcement man
For the last year there’s been a lot of music comin out
the shit been weak, knowhatI’msayin?
A lot of niggaz trying to take hip-hop
and make that shit R&B, rap and bullshit yaknowhatI’msayin?
Or make that shit funk
Fuck that, this is MCin right here, this is hip-hop
Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang gonna bring it to you in the purest form
I got the GZA on my side, Killah Priest
Sunz of Man, Royal Fam, Killarmy, Gravediggaz, 12 O’Clock
Yo, we want to let y’all niggaz know somethin man
To my people all across the world; Japan, Europe — knowhatI’msayin?
Canada, knowmean — Austria, Germany, Sweden
Yo, this is true hip-hop you listenin to right here
In the pure form, this ain’t no R&B with a wack nigga takin the loop
Be loopin that shit thinkin it’s gonna be the sound of the culture
YaknowhatI’msayin? (That player bullshit)
YaknowhatI’msayin? All that player dressin up
on this shit, actin like this some kind of fashion show man
YaknowhatI’msayin? This is hip-hop right here
YaknowhatI’msayin? This is lyrics, MCin
And yo, to y’all niggaz who think you going to become an MC overnight
YaknowhatI’msayin? Better snap out that fuckin dream
Man it takes years for this you Cat in the Hat ass rappers
You Dr. Seuss, Mother Goose, simple minded
(Stop runnin up on niggaz with all that wack shit)
Word up man (I’m talking about you MC’s)
You ain’t no MC; niggaz ain’t made for this yaknowhatI’msayin?
Lyric Intro – Wu-Tang Clan