Born William Michael Griffin Jr, January 28, 1968. Most notible as the MC of Eric B & Rakim rap duo.
Greatest hip-hop vocabulary of any rapper of all time & author of such songs as;
I Know You Got Soul
Paid In Full
Don't Sweat the Technique
Eric B Is President
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
Follow the Leader
Move The Crowd
I Ain't No Joke
Know the Legde (Juice)
Also known as;
the 18th letter
the God Emcee
'I Know you Got Soul'
It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you
Without a strong rhyme to step to
Think of how many weak shows you slept through
Time's up, I'm sorry I kept you
Thinking of this, you keep repeating you miss
The rhymes from the microphone soloist
And you sit by the radio, hand on the dial, soon
As you hear it, pump up the volume
Dance wit the speaker 'till you hear it blow,
Then plug in the headphone 'cause here it go
It's a 4 letter word when it's heard, it control
your body to dance (You got it) soul,
Ditects the tempo like a red alert
Reaches your reflex, so let it work
When this is playing, you can't get stuck wit
The steps, so get set and I'm a still come up wit
A gift to be swift, follow the leader, the rhyme will go
Def wit the record that was mixed a long time ago
It can be done but only I can do it
For those that can dance and clap your hands to it
I start to think and then I sink
Into the paper like I was ink
When I'm writing, I'm trapped in between the lines,
I escape when I finish the rhyme...
I got soul
You got it (4x)
I know you got soul
Picture a mic, the stage is empty
A beat like this might tempt me
To pose, show my rings and my fat gold chain
Grab the mic like I'm on Soul Train
But I'll wait 'cause I mastered this
Let the others go first so the brothers don't miss
Eric B. break the sticks (you got it)
Rakim will begin when you make the mix
I'll experiment like a scientist
You wanna rhyme, you gotta sign my list
'Cause I'm a manifest and bless the mic I hold
You want it next? then you gotta have soul
'Cause if you ain't got it, I'm a make an encore
Take the mic, make the people respond for
The R, 'cause that's the way it'll have to be
If you wanna get on after me
Think about it, wait, erase your rhyme
Forget it and don't waste your time
'Cause I'll be in the crowd if you ain't controlling it
Drop the mic, you shouldn't be holding it
This is how it should be done
This style is identical to none
Some try to make it sound like this but you're getting me
So upset that I'm wet 'cause you're sweating me
I drip steam like a microphone fiend
Eager to MC is my theme
I get hype when I hear a drum roll
Rakim is on the mic and you know I got soul
You got it (5x)
I got soul (you got it) that's why I came
To teach those who can't say my name
First of all, I'm the soloist, the soul controller
Rakim gets stronger as I get older
Constant elevation causes expansion
I write my rhyme while I cool in my mansion
Then put it on tape and in the city I test it
Then on the radio the R's requested
You listen to it, the concept might break you
'Cause almost anyone can relate to...
Whoever's out of hand, I'm give him handles
Light 'em up, blow 'em out like candles
Or should I just let him melt?
Then give him a hand so they can see how it felt
I'm not bold just cuz I rock gold
Rakim is on the mic and you know I got soul
You got it (4x)
Now I'm a stop to see what you got
Get off the mic before I get too hot
I want to see which posse can dance the best
It should be easy 'cause the beat is fresh
Now if your from Uptown, Brooklyn- bound,
The Bronx, Queens, or Long Island Sound,
Even other states come right and exact,
It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at
Since you came here, you have to show and prove
And do that dance until it don't move
'Cause all you need is soul self-esteem will release,
The rest is up to you, Rakim 'll say peace
One who finds out dated threads that are unlocked therfore still live and adds post(s) to them often decieving other forum members into thinking the content is current.
"Did anyone notice that this thread began like 2 years ago, Grave Digger"
A hair doo made after wearing a helmet. Similar to bed head but usually messier.
You see that bikers hair style, it's genuwine Helmet Head.
Neighborhood in Clearwater, Florida surrounded between Bellair Road, Myrtle Ave, Lakeview, & Missouri Ave. Definatly not the place that the Fresh Prince moved to.
Dats mah boy, he from over by Ross Norton in Bellaire.
Short version nick name give to Manor Cycle Inc.
Hulk Hogan gets his Harley repaired at Manor.
When refering to the Tampa Bay area which is made up of 4 counties;
Suburbs between 50,000 to 100,000 Inhabitants;
Town 'n' Country
Suburbs with 10,000 to 50,000 Inhabitants;
Land O' Lakes
New Port Richey
Palm River-Clair Mel
Greater Sun Center (Sun City Center)
Other attractions include;
Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Museum of Science & Industry and Lowry Park Zoo.
Long established cities, such as Cuban flavored Ybor City, near the bay contain historic architecture. Fresh seafood and locally grown produce are available in many restaurants.
Sports attractions include;
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and many professional quality golf courses, tennis courts, and pools.
The Tampa Bay Area is home to three major professional sports teams and a number of minor-league and college teams
National Football League:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
National Hockey League:
Tampa Bay Lightning: St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa
Major League Baseball:
Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg
Arena Football League:
Tampa Bay Storm: St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa
NCAA Football, Div.1, Big East:
The University of South Florida Bulls: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
NCAA Basketball, Div. 1, Big East:
The University of South Florida Bulls: The Sun Dome in Tampa
Major League Baseball Spring training teams in the area
Spring training in Florida for teams in the Grapefruit League:
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg
The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Legends Field in Tampa
The Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater
The Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Knology Park in Dunedin
Minor League baseball teams in the area include:
Florida State League (Single-A baseball)
The Tampa Yankees: Legends Field in Tampa
The Clearwater Threshers: Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater
The Dunedin Blue Jays: Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin
The NCAA football Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium is held annually, usually on January 1.
Three Super Bowls have been held in Tampa, in 1984, 1991 and 2001.
Tampa will host Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Tampa Bay area or simply Tampa Bay after the body of water it surrounds, is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. It includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as numerous other small municipalities in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. The population for the Tampa Bay area currently stands at 2,589,637; as of a July 4, 2005 estimate. It is experiencing urban sprawl and the area grows at an average of 20,000 to 40,000 residents every year, which is about 200,000 to 400,000 every 10 years. Most of the sprawl has occurred in the more rural areas because of more affordable land; such areas are Lutz, Land O' Lakes, Pasco County and Hernando County. The West Coast of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico is considered a tourist destination as the weather is semi-tropical and the region contains significant natural beauty, including brilliant sunsets, exotic foliage, and attractive scenery. The Tampa Bay area contains three major public beaches. Coastal access and ports provide the opportunity to observe dolphins, manatees and other sea life, experience deep sea fishing, scuba diving, and join cruises to Gulf of Mexico destinations including Cozumel, Key West and the Cayman Islands.
This countries best strip clubs are located in the Bay Area.
Bubba the Love Sponge is from the Bay Area.
If your looking for some of the best beaches in the world, go to the Bay Area.
Ybor City (dance capital of the world) is in the Bay Area.
Refers to the Tampa Bay area and surrounding cities. Tampa Bay often mistaken as a city but is actually made up of two main cities (Tampa and St. Petersberg) home of two former championship teams (Lightning and Buccaneers) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The Superbowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are from the Bay Area.