[LL Cool J] Check this I excel, they fell, I said - well, hell L can yell or make em melt like gel I signed the contracts that buils up stacks Play the wall or fall I stand tall you're small in fact step aside, you might get fried by the super technique that the rapper applied As a matter of fact, the impact will distract your attention away, from the rest who say they can mess with Cool J the best of to-day and best cause the rhymes are so funky fresh I'ma attack smack and make em stand back Black strong as cognac I got the knack to rhyme to the rhythm of this, and give em a gift that's swift, other rappers are stiff and don't riff with Mr. Smith, cause that ain't safe I get you wide open like an uncut eighth I write to fight, don't bite, to reach heights The mic makes right, give me the spotlight so I can prove the pen is mightier than the sword LL hard as hell, the lyrical lord The counterfeit misfits that rap had to admit that my rhymes are so dangerous, I need a permit to rap solo, on the microphone MC's -- don't let me catch you alone I'm nitro!
Yo, I got the kick of a kettle drum, guaranteed to overcome You're just a minimum, messin with the maximum And when I swung my tongue among the high strung young MC's, they all got done by the legend Every second I'm wreckin not a mistake you'll find, but you can keep checkin out the sound you'll find that it's genuine Bet that you'll rewind this a thousand times You can taste the bass like it's filet-of-sole I leave the microphone full of bullet holes I drop the bomb like I'm in 'Nam and go beyond the normal boundaries of too much harm to MC's, but as they say please I freeze Rhymes like these kill like a disease Tried to fill my shoes, and caught the blues because they get bruised by the rhymes I choose I kill rappers at random, I don't understand em The ones I didn't get, are on a memorandum Lines I recite are spontaneous The nursery rhymes you write, are miscellaneous So pass the crown, bow down and give in I'm the Prince of Rap, that's how we livin Settin milestones on the microphone Empires are overthrown, and I ain't even baritone No joke I spoke then God stroke as Job tried to sweat the style and got soaked Conquered and killed on the microphone MC's -- don't let me catch you alone LL's nitro! Nitro!
Yo, flammable -- like gasoline Threatening -- like a guillotine It's like a bad dream when you battle my team I go to every extreme to make MC's scream I'm clever, I last forever, we can do whatever with whoever, whenever, I never ever got rocked, stopped or dropped They got popped, by the hip-hop rock that I concoct I'm so nice yo, flowin with the maestro Murderin and hurtin MC's because I'm nitro The earthquakes'll kill snakes and fakes You can't flake, you made a mistake, give me a break, thanks Now that we're straight and that's clear watch all the big mouths - dissapear Disintergrate, deteriorate, fall I demonstrate, and devestate you all There's no doubt about the fact I turn it out, the wack be on the lookout, LL made a comeback Full of power, I'ma devour I stand tall as a tower, I won't allow a MC to C-O-M-E, C-L-O-S-E Play me long D-I-S-T-A-N-C-E, M-C's On the microphone, I'm nitro! Nitro! Yo (funky)
I daze amaze faze blaze and beat em down Nowadays they crave and praise, the funky sound I pound Rhymes I write em in, recite em and then slide em in Order to slaughter comp that start soon as I begin Total domination, across the nation Devestation, cut sensation, it's the invasion of L the Terrible, devestating rhymin wiz I cut through through do and chew, you know what time it is Slick, I get off of kicks, vick your flick Hard as bricks, rock ya sick over the mix The L, L, C, O, O -- L J Period now you know bro! N-I-T-R-O yo go for what you know unless you're dumb cause yo I'm nitro-glycerin listenin and takin notes Icin enticin and slicin throats