Eric B. & Rakim - Eric B Is President Lyrics




I came in the door, I said it before
I never let the mic magnetize me no more
But it's biting me, fighting me, inviting me to rhyme
I can't hold it back, I'm looking for the line,
Taking off my coat, clearing my throat
The rhyme will be kicking it until I hit my last note
My mind remains to find all kinda ideas
Self-esteem makes it seem like a thought took years to build
But still say a rhyme after the next one
Prepared, never scared, I'll just bless one
And you know that I'm the soloist
So Eric B, make 'em clap to this

I don't bug out or chill or be acting ill
No tricks in '86, it's time to build
Eric B easy on the cut, no mistakes allowed
Cuz to me, MC means move the crowd
I made it easy to dance to this
But can you detect what's coming next from the flex of the wrist
Say "Indeed" then I proceed cuz my man made a mix
If he bleed he won't need no band-aid to fix
his fingertips, so I rhyme until there's no rhymes left
I hurry up because the cut will make him bleed to death
But he's kicking it cuz it ain't no half steppin'
The party is live, the Rak can't be kept inside
if he's eruptin' just like a volcano
It ain't the everyday style or the same old rhyme
Cuz I'm better then the rest of them
Eric B is on the cut and my name is Rakim

Go get a girl and get soft and warm,
Don't get excited, you've been invited to a quiet storm
But now it's out of hand cuz you told me you hate me
And then you ask what have I done lately
First you said all you want is love and affection
Let me be your angel and I'll be your protection
Take you out, buy you all kinds of things
I must of got you too hot and burned off your wings
You caught an attitude, you need food to eat up
I'm scheming like I'm dreaming on a couch wit my feet up
You scream I'm lazy, you must be crazy
Thought I was a donut, you tried to glaze me

Funky...





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  1. nadia johnson

    I knew this was called that

  2. Gilberto Cerezo

    Buenaventura Colombia

  3. Seth Parker

    EVERYTHING that we know about hip-hop today can be traced back to Rakim. Without him, hip-hop would be a little... square. All due respect to the Sugarhill Gang, etc, but Eric B and Rakim were the Beatles of the genre.

  4. OMGthatsRAD

    Mac wilds own it.

  5. xxRVxx

    I bought this cassette in 86!

  6. bwilli34

    This is when I TRULY fell in love with Hip Hop. Up until this song, she was a part-time dalliance, this joint made her my girl!

  7. SEXY MAMI

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  8. SirKeith Vincent

    🔥🔥🔥🔥 My favorite song on the album.

  9. Christal Perrone

    Still bumping in 2019

  10. Joshua Stephens

    Ironically Eric B. would make a waaayyy better than Trump

  11. Testarossa Sosa

    Came here in the middle of watching *Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America* "The Bride: 1986" episode

  12. Sahil Sahadevan

    This was it - the first ever Rap Masterpiece. The one that steered the whole genre to the right direction and made it truly mainstream. The whole rap verses were predictable and stiff before this.

  13. Pal Winston

    *d[-_-]b* *#MARLEY**!* beat$!* *QUEEN$BRIDGE!* 🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉

  14. Pal Winston

    *#QUEENSBRIDGE**!* 🌉💸💎🎙💈🎲🥁🎹🎧👑🎤 🍾 🚬🥃🍺 🤴🏾🔪⚰️⭐️✌🏾 *1980’$!* *d[-_-]b* ⚔️🗡

  15. Luis Matias

    I came in the door, I said it before
    I never let the mic magnetize me no more
    But it's biting me, fighting me, inviting me to rhyme
    I can't hold it back, I'm looking for the line,
    Taking off my coat, clearing my throat
    The rhyme will be kicking it until I hit my last note
    My mind remains to find all kinda ideas
    Self-esteem makes it seem like a thought took years to build
    But still say a rhyme after the next one
    Prepared, never scared, I'll just bless one
    And you know that I'm the soloist
    So Eric B, make 'em clap to this

    I don't bug out or chill or be acting ill
    No tricks in '86, it's time to build
    Eric B easy on the cut, no mistakes allowed
    Cuz to me, MC means move the crowd
    I made it easy to dance to this
    But can you detect what's coming next from the flex of the wrist
    Say "Indeed" then I proceed cuz my man made a mix
    If he bleed he won't need no band-aid to fix
    his fingertips, so I rhyme until there's no rhymes left
    I hurry up because the cut will make him bleed to death
    But he's kicking it cuz it ain't no half steppin'
    The party is live, the Rak can't be kept inside
    if he's eruptin' just like a volcano
    It ain't the everyday style or the same old rhyme
    Cuz I'm better then the rest of them
    Eric B is on the cut and my name is Rakim

    Go get a girl and get soft and warm,
    Don't get excited, you've been invited to a quiet storm
    But now it's out of hand cuz you told me you hate me
    And then you ask what have I done lately
    First you said all you want is love and affection
    Let me be your angel and I'll be your protection
    Take you out, buy you all kinds of things
    I must of got you too hot and burned off your wings
    You caught an attitude, you need food to eat up
    I'm scheming like I'm dreaming on a couch wit my feet up
    You scream I'm lazy, you must be crazy
    Thought I was a donut, you tried to glaze me

    Funky...

  16. YOUNG B.A.D

    the after party?

  17. Outta12

    I cant believe Rakim made this at age 17! Dope.

  18. nino green

    I kick a whole in the speaker pull the plug then I jet!

  19. Teresa Holmes

    King Rakim the one of the baddest brother I know of

  20. Emmitt Till

    When I was in 8th grade in 86 I always thought rakim was Eric B

  21. José Manuel

    Verse 1]
    I came in the door, I said it before
    I never let the mic magnetize me no more
    But it's biting me, fighting me, inviting me to rhyme
    I can't hold it back, I'm looking for the line
    Taking off my coat, clearing my throat
    The rhyme will be kicking until I hit my last note
    My mind remains refined, all kind of ideas
    Self-esteem makes it seem like a thought took years to build
    But still say a rhyme after the next one
    Prepared, never scared, I'll just bless one
    And you know that I'm the soloist
    So Eric B. make 'em clap to this

    [Verse 2]
    I don't bug out or chill or be acting ill
    No tricks in '86, it's time to build
    Eric be easy on the cut, no mistakes allowed
    'Cause to me, MC means move the crowd
    I made it easy to dance to this
    But can you detect what's coming next from the flex of the wrist?
    Say indeed and I'll proceed 'cause my man made a mix
    If he bleed he won't need no band-aid to fix
    His fingertips sew a rhyme until there's no rhymes left
    I hurry up because the cut will make 'em bleed to death
    But he's kicking it 'cause it ain't no half stepping
    The party is live, the rhyme can't be kept in-
    Side, it needs erupting just like a volcano
    It ain't the everyday style or the same old rhyme
    'Cause I'm better than the rest of them
    Eric B is on the cut and my name is Rakim


    [Verse 3]
    Go get a girl and get soft and warm
    Don't get excited, you've been invited to a quiet storm
    But now it's out of hand 'cause you told me you hate me
    And then you ask what have I done lately
    First you said all you want is love and affection
    Let me be your angel and I'll be your protection
    Take you out, buy you all kinds of things
    I must have got you too hot and burned off your wings
    You caught an attitude, you need food to eat up
    I'm scheming like I'm dreaming on a couch with my feet up
    You scream I'm lazy, you must be crazy
    Thought I was a donut, you tried to glaze me

    Tahira Blacknall

    Exactly!

  22. Terrence Scott

    Who's here after the breakfast club interview

  23. Joshua Stephens

    Hip-hop classic!

  24. cheryl cheryl

    I actually have this album in VINYL!!

  25. cheryl cheryl

    Clearly one of the BEST HIP HOP SONGS!!! EVER!!!!

    Ray Gordon Teaches Chess

    It's the first true "rap" song ever, in that it has no elements of other genres.

  26. D Change

    1986 wow....been a while for President

  27. Joe Luis

    came from Everybody Hates Chris the leather jacket 🤣🤣🤣

  28. Dj Cashier

    This shit bumb hard

  29. Duane Miles

    Tha God M.C. Rakim Allah

  30. Duane Miles

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  31. ArpRevi

    if you dont move your head while listening to this you aint human

  32. Sandro Agus

    BEST MC OF ALL TIMES!!! PEACE RAKIM!!!

  33. Keith Witcher

    Eric B and Rakim's Eric B Is President song is a classic. MC Ren of NWA sampled Eric B Is President on Hound Dogs song on Kizz My Black Azz ep. Eric B and Rakim's Paid In Full album is good. I like the album cover. I love Eric B and Rakim.

    Kommunisem No Gud

    Don’t forget that Phife Dawg said his favourite jam in High School was this, too.

    Kommunisem No Gud

    Oh, yeah, Eazy E referenced this in Real Muthaphuckin’ Gs as well. Just came to me.

  34. The GOD

    This a cold Blooded Mothafuqa

  35. Troy Maeva

    Man this is the most fire bars in like ten sect

  36. Rene Guyt

    big ups././././.././././././.

  37. Big Cee

    Bomb Ass joint right here.Brooklyn's section of Heaven.

  38. KMT Ausaur

    Eric B tore that shit up