Queen Latifah Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin’)

[Intro: Queen Latifah]

Dana Owens aka Queen Latifah, yes I’m here to testify

No, I gotta speak on my behalf, you don’t even know

what happened

Can I just tell you what happened?

[Chorus: Macy (Latifah)]

He had it comin’ (He had it comin’)

He only had himself to blame

If you’d a been there, if you’d a seen it

I think that you would have done the same

[Verse 1: Queen Latifah (Macy)]

I mean imagine, why was he hittin’ his woman?

Why was she takin’ that?

Now picture her fightin’ back, picture the ass kickin’

Think of his ass flippin’ down the stairs

And me at the top smilin’, he shoulda stopped wildin’

Now could you picture me tryin’ to finish him off?

See why I pictured me on this side of the law

High heels leave holes, you’d a thought I was gunnin’

Now the cops comin’, I ain’t runnin’

(He had it comin’)

Girl you shoulda seen it, shoulda bobbed and weaved

Before the cops came, got a coupla clean hits

In word the [?] couldn’t take the abuse

But I couldn’t explain that to the state troops

But you know girl, yeah you go girl

Plus I look real cute in orange jump suits

This the story I’m tellin’ and I ain’t changin’ nothin’

I just needed you to know Your Honour

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 2: Lil’ Kim (Macy)]

Aiight aiight, let’s get this over with

Take the mug shot, hurry up the fingerprints

What the blood clot?

Lil’ Kim aka Sofia Luchiani

Keep your jump suit, I’m rockin’ Armani

Yeah, I bust at him once, but that was just a warnin’

My lawyer will be here with bail money in the mornin’

I’m not guilty, just tryin’ to protect mine

It ain’t my fault he ran into my knife 20 times (He had it comin’)

Just my luck the bastard ain’t die

What you woulda did if every other day he blacked ya eye?

Broke ya nose ’til it started bleedin’

Kicked you in ya ribs, chocked you ’til you stopped breathing

(Fuck) that, I’m sick of bobbing and weaving

Threatenin’ to kill me when I threaten to leave him

I do a bid, ’cause ain’t no way

(Nigga) gonna do me like Ike and OJ

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 3: Queen Latifah]

This is for the constantly accused, mentally abused

How many of you been in my shoes before, aiight

Or have you felt you caught the worse case

Puttin’ up wit his tired ass in the first place

Why am I flippin’? I just bought them condoms

I ain’t used not one but there was two missin’

Get a new mission, how to catch a cheater

If he only use Coast, you shouldn’t smell Lever

If you know he don’t smoke, you shouldn’t smell reefer

If you catch him cheatin’ you shouldn’t yell either

Run up on him quietly, took him out silently

It might sound cruel, but you gotta love the irony

So explain that, just came back off a trip

And I come home to this, please

He ain’t followed the guidelines

So forgive me Your Honour, he ran into my knife five times

[Chorus x3]

Queen Latifah A King And Queen Creation

[45 King]

Let’s start the show off, sisters ago look alive

The Queen Latifah, the King of 45

Bringing a mixture of pure flavor

I make beats, she rock rhymes, so I gave a

A sample sound, the she added a compound

Word, this is for those who haven’t heard

A King and Queen combine minds and trample

Thos who oppose us, here’s an example

[Queen Latifah]

It’s time to run, the King and Queen is on the set

The competition is petty and ready to step

To the first one, go ahead, rehearse one

I hope you don’t know you sound like the worst one

Rhymes are smoking, concentration can’t be broken

Queen Latifah’s outspoken

Use your imagination, picture this

Any male or female rapper trying to diss

Here for excitement and enticement

With my competitors killed I go build with my enlightenment

Teach the youth, feed the needy

Confident decendent of Queen Nefertiti

The mother of civilization will rise

Like the cream and still build the strong foundation

Secondary but necessary to reproduce

Acknowledge the fact that I’m black and I don’t lack

Queen Latifah is giving you a piece of my mind

A rhyme spoken by a feminine teacher

Rhymes I do employ, no time for slimy toys

I’m steady and stable and the label is Tommy Boy

Backed by The Unit, produced by The King

Perfection pressed with the style that we bring

For the hip-hop patients, this is a King and Queen creation

[45 King]

Technician, musical musician

I’m stating the facts, strictly non-fiction

In hip-hop, you wonder who’s in trouble most

Creativity, you get a double dose

How can you stop me? No, I put you to a test

The rhymes are Romeo (The beat’s a Juliet)

With topic blend, this makes me a hard one

Persevere, I’m here, gets taught one

Strength producer, I send you an ultimatum

Hardcore worldwide is how I take ’em

I rock, never hyperventilate

Others get tired, could use a commercial break

45 King, DJ Mark’s my alias

It takes a ton of MC’s to prevail against me

Just listen, I’m unstoppable

You want a mission? This one’s impossible

Beats rock all night with no curfew

My talent’s advanced, you haven’t a clue

How I do it, the smoothest loopest spare it

If the style fits, I wear it

Many attempts were made, none was recognized

45 King said sample soundified

I’m going to Wonderland to check, find out who’s next

You pretty good, but not quite a legend yet

Studio mixer, I got the formula

And said the man from self, I’m warning you

It’s my domain, just ask my chauffer

My ride’s equipped everything from a pool to a sofa

On top, it’s a usual act

Can’t wait to get down to 45 Studios

I’m into rap, but no urge to sing

I’m DJ Mark, 45, 45 King of Swing

Queen Latifah Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)

[Chorus x2:]

Who you gonna call when it’s time to brawl

standin’ ’round waitin’ for my queendom to fall

Well I think not, styles are pipin’ hot

Blazin’, amazin’, I give it all I got

I’m tellin’ you straight up, all sleepin’ beauties better wake up

I’ll tear your state up, so set the date up

And I’m a rip it, what if it what was it

Who did it, who does it

From private to public

Anywhere I’m in there and been there

So recognize this, who the nicest

Sit down and settle for your constellation prizes

Whatever you want I got

Whether you ready or not

It’s about to get hot when I drop

So notes, pause another spot

To do you, don’t get me in a corner make me do you

Don’t try to be me, do you

Be coo’ to you and do you

I’m on a higher level with different class, another plane

I am the Queen, that’s my name, time to explain

that I spit game with dames

Leave ’em all with shit stains

Split frames, hopin’ you hopin’ that I’m jokin’

Don’t know but still blink off like fo’-fo’s

but so-so, slow mo’s comin’ in like the po-po’s

Don’t want rocks comin’ at me the wrong way

Packin’ much rocks, it’s gonna be a long day

And for real, spittin’ on imbessiles and spinnin’ wheels

on my 600 you want it, you must be blunted

I’ll take it to your stomach, run it, give me all

mic for mic, steppin’ to me you gonna fall, we brawl

Throwin’ a two-piece so loose leafs

It’s the Q-U-double-E-N

You know how I’m MCin’

[Chorus x2]

See physically you not ready

Lyrically you not ready

Mentally maybe

Who talks tough, time to get the baby

No threats or small bets on my bond we can get it on

From dusk ’til dawn from night ’til mourn

Some bubble hard squads are gone, no gimmicks, no tricks

’til one of us admits it’s a battle a whisk

So look I’m off the hook, while you off the rocker

Thinkin’ I’m shook, get the phone book, call the doctor

Are you out of your mind, doubtin’ mines, out of line

Talkin’ out your behind, shoutin’ rhymes out of time

It’s all over, what’s up, yeah, what, what now, you tough now

Now you hush, hush now, ain’t sayin’ too much now

Thought so, haunt yo’ sleepin’ ass, creepin’ fast

like you was doin’ somethin’, now I gotta ruin somethin’

You image, your career, lookie here you whole life is hangin’ in the air

like a chandilier, poppin’ off like a can of beer, understand is it clear

If not let me put it in your ear that I’m royalty

Even though I’m low-key, you know me

You be singin’ over my tracks like it’s kareoke

If you don’t know the half you gon’ feel the wrath

Represent the rugged path, the Flavor Unit staff

Droppin’ math’matics, layin’ you out like craftmatic

I’ll let you have it, so you don’t want the static

[Chorus x2]

Queen Latifah Big, Blonde And Beautiful

Once upon a time

Girl I was just like you

Never let my extra large

Largesse shine through

Hair was brown and nappy

Never had no fun

I hid under a bushel

Which is easier said than done!

Then one day my grandma

Who was big and stout

She said you gotta love yourself

From inside out

And just as soon as I learned

How to strut my funky stuff

I found out that the world at large

Can’t get enough so…

Bring on that pecan pie

Pour some sugar on it

Sugar don’t be shy

Scoop me up a mess

Of that chocolate swirl

Don’t be stingy,

I’m a growing girl

I offer big love

With no apology

How can I deny the world

The most of me

I am not afraid

To throw my weight around

Pound by pound by pound

Because I’m

Big, blonde and beautiful

There is nothin’ ’bout me

That’s unsuitable

No one wants a meal

That only offers the least

When girl we’re servin’ up

The whole damn feast

Slice off a piece

Of that hog head cheese

Then take a look inside

My book of recipes

Now, don’t you sniff around

For something fluffy and light

I need a man who brings

A man-size… Appetite

I’ll use a pinch of sugar

And a dash of spice

I’ll let ya lick the spoon

Because it tastes so nice

I’ll keep it in my oven

‘Til it’s good and hot

Keep on stirring til it hits the spot

Because I’m…

Big, blonde and beautiful

And Edna girl, you’re lookin’ so

Recruitable

Why sit in the bleachers

Timid and afraid

When Edna,

You can be your own parade!

[TRACY:]

So? How ’bout it, Mama?

[EDNA:]

Well, I am big, I am blonde… ish, and if you say

I’m beautiful, I guess I’m beautiful. OK, I’ll do it!

[ALL:]

Yeaaa!

Look out old Baltimore

We’re marching in

‘And we ain’t shufflin’

Through that old back door

[EDNA:]

And Tracy, I will join the fight

If I can keep up this pace

[WILBUR:]

And girls, I’ll be right at your side

If I can find some space

[MOTORMOUTH:]

So you can

Hold your head up

Just as big as ya please

You know they’ll hear me knockin’

With the two of these!

[MOTORMOUTH & ENSEMBLE:]

Tomorrow, side by side

We’ll show the world what’s right

[EDNA:]

Looks like I’m touchin’ up my roots tonight!

[MOTORMOUTH & ENSEMBLE:]

Then we’ll be

Big, blonde and beautiful

It’s time to face the fact

It’s irrefutable

Can’t ya hear that rumbling?

That’s our hunger to be free

It’s time to fin’ly taste

Equality

[COUNCIL MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS:]

On mother/daughter day

Where thin is in,

We’re white as wool

[MOTORMOUTH:]

Well ladies, big is back!

And as for black, it’s…

[MOTORMOUTH & ENSEMBLE:]

… Beautiful!

[MOTORMOUTH:]

All shapes and sizes, follow me

[EDNA:]

Let’s bust their chops!

[VELMA:]

Quick, cali the cops!

[MOTORMOUTH & PROTESTERS:]

We’re gonna dance our way to victory!

And get us on TV!

[PROTESTERS:]

2… 4… 6… 8… TV’S got to integrate!

[COUNCIL MEMBERS:]

Stay away! This isn’t Negro Day!

[Police sirens wail. Whistles blow. As the protesters continue their march, they are loaded into the addy wagon.]

[MOTORMOUTH:]

You bet I’m big!

[EDNA (pulling on Velmas hair):]

This blond is gray!

[LINK:]

Tracy, this was beautiful!

[MOTORMOUTH:]

Big, blonde, and beautiful leads the way!

[ENSEMBLE:]

No one’s getting on TV today!

Queen Latifah Black On Black Love

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

That’s what I want from you

To thine own self be true

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

C’mon, ’cause we’re in this together, y’all

Let’s try to make our hoods a little better, y’all

Last night after I prayed, I layed my head down

Tired after a hard day

I blocked out the siren sound

As I fell into a deep sleep

I don’t have dreams of cream

My dreams are vivid and seldom seen

And much to my delight

I saw my peoples in a different light

Tension was gone

We stood Black and strong

Instead of a day

We had a lifetime of atonement

I felt loved

I didn’t have to treasure the moment

Instead of drugs, we gave out hugs

And you payed with pain

No more thugs and

Everybody knew everybody’s name

No tricks, no cheaters, women beaters, pimps or whores

Less stress, and a whole lot less liquor stores

Children played without worries of strays

Longer days with shorter nights

No need to fight

We all stuck tight

We stayed away from the traps

As a people, we lived right and exact

And showed a whole lot more of that

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

That’s what I want from you

To thine own self be true

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

C’mon, ’cause we’re in this together, y’all

Let’s try to make our hoods a little better, y’all

In my dream, we all loved our neighbors

Did each other favors

And used the good sense God gave us

Watched each others’ backs

And lifted while we climb

There was no crime

None of my brothers was doin’ time

And they treated all their sisters like ladies

Women didn’t worry because their men didn’t act shady

Mothers were proud of their seeds

And kept a big smile

‘Cause the whole village chipped in

And raise that one child

We supported our local Black-owned stores

We were down for the cause

The next man make sure you had yours

There were no robberies, murders, or rapes

No child molesters

We took control of our own fate

The life span of the Black man increased

Times were less stressed

We did our best to live in peace

We showed love for rap

Kept in contact

We stayed away from the traps

And showed a whole lot more of that

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

That’s what I want from you

To thine own self be true

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

C’mon, ’cause we’re in this together, y’all

Let’s try to make our hoods a little better, y’all

Now as I wake up to face this harsh mentality

It’s just a dream or prayer, far from reality

As I wait, the siren sounds begin again

I get up, walk to my window

Wondering if it will ever end

When I look out, nothing’s changed

Hustlers are still there

Lady on the phone yelling how her baby father doesn’t care

Conflicts with derelicts over squeegies

Homeless will work for food

“Would you please feed me?”

It’s our duty to try and help remove some of the stress

Every 20 minutes a child dies a violent death

Parents are frustrated

Wondering where they went wrong

Knowing that that fast money, it won’t last long

We got some that fight for rights to be equal

Some struggle, and still we commit crimes against our own people

Love, love, love

Bump, bee-ahh-dump bah-dump-bah

Black on Black love

Don’t let it chain react

Or fall into the traps

It’s time to recognize

And start spreading some of that

Love, love, love

Bump, bee-ahh-dump bah-dump-bah

Black on Black love

Love, love, love

Bump, bee-ahh-dump bah-dump-bah

Black on Black love

Don’t let it chain react

Or fall into the traps

It’s time to recognize

And start spreading some of that

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

That’s what I want from you

To thine own self be true

Black on black love

That’s what I’m thinking of

C’mon, ’cause we’re in this together, y’all

Let’s try to make our hoods a little better, y’all

Queen Latifah Bring The Flavor

Who brings the flavor?

That’s me, that’s me

Who brings the flavor?

That’s me. I got it

Oh no, it’s a scandal

I drop upon the mic like an anvil

And they’ll praise me

For mad thoughts, I’m crazy

I’m searchin’

Lookin’ for the target

You don’t know what hard is

This ain’t all this hard yet

But I don’t wanna be hard

I just wanna flow

Cause rhymin’ is my game

And I play it like a pro

So what?

You want to know my name?

Dana Elaine

All hail the queen acclaimed

Drive you insane

Woman with a brain

I’m a Flavor Unit MC

And that means I’m one of the roughest

Def-est, toughest, best-est

Wickedest MCs rappers in the place

But if you try get swift?

I’mma punch you in your face

I’m a higher flier

Why you wanna cry?

I’m already hot, so put me in the fire

Give me a pen and pad and it’s over

Bye-ya!

See ya later, alligator

Hey D, bring the flavor

Bring the flavor, La, bring the flavor, bring the flavor, La, bring the flavor [x2]

I get down with the F.U. crew, the only way to be, the only thing to do, ooh! [x2]

Yup, yup, yup

I be Latifah on the mic and

When I’m rhymin’ don’t you call my bluff

Because I hate it when I have to get dangerous

It divides, it loosens, and it weakens and it changes us

You want more? Sure

I fill you up like Texaco

I switch to Spanish

And rock it from here to Mexico

Record go, yo

Watch the pro

Let me flow

I’m raking in the dough on the down low

So me no know

Don’t get me riled

I get wick-wick-wild

Flex styles by the pile

So smile for awhile

Aware, my dear—

(Kick-kick-kick, snare)

That the flavor’s in the air

Oh yeah

The flavor’s in the air, the flavor’s in the air [x4]

Bring the flavor, La, bring the flavor [x4]

I get down with the F.U. crew, the only way to be, the only thing to do, ooh! [x2]

Peep me cause I’m not sneaky or freaky on the mic

I just grab it, grip it, rip it right

And the girls know it (know it)

And the guys know it (know it)

I’ll put your best to a test (wanna bet?)

Wanna bet you’ll blow it?

I’ll smoke you like a cigarette

Just give me the mic

I’ll give you wreck

And save your idle threats for the next rap

I’ll take it without the cream

So leave it black

But you can leave the sugar

So I can make green-like-a-booger money

In the bank

No need for actin’ stank

It’s a sad thing to watch you get gassed like a tank

And spank

Look at the intelligent female I N I

Don’t try it

You know I don’t buy it

Now, uh, if your get-up-and-go

Done got up and gone

I wrote this song

So you can rock the hip-hop all night long

So I want a gigawatt in the back of your Jeep

So I can blast the shoes off your crusty feet

It’s like this, it’s like this, it’s like this, it’s like this [x2]

I get down with the F.U. crew, the only way to be, the only thing to do, ooh! [x2]

Bring the flavor, La, bring the flavor [x4]

Queen Latifah Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes

When you open them dear

I’ll be right hear by your side

So…

Close your eyes

Rest your head on my shoulder and sleep

Close your eyes

And I will close mine

Close your eyes

Let’s pretend that we’re both counting sheep

Close your eyes

This is divine

Music play

Something dreamy for dancing

While were here romancing

It’s love’s holiday

And Love will be our guide

Close your eyes

When you open them dear

I’ll be near by your side

So won’t you close your eyes…

Queen Latifah California Dreamin’

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray

Away for a walk on a winter’s day

I’d be so safe and warm if I was in L.A.

California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day

I stopped into a church yes I did, that I passed along the way

And I got down on my knees down on my knees

And I pretended to pray, you know the preacher he likes it cold

‘Coz he knows I’m gonna stay, as he knows I’m gonna stay

California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day, oh yeah

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray

I’ve been for a walk on a cold winter’s day, yeah

I’d be so safe and warm if I was in L.A

California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day

On such a winter’s day, on such a winter’s day

California, California dreamin’, California dreamin’

Play that for me

I know it’s just a dream, dream of California dreamin’

Queen Latifah Baby Get Lost

You’re doing so much travelling never know

When you’ll be around

You’re a fine and mellow fellow

But you’re stubborn as a mule

You love me like an angel

But you treat me like a fool

Two-faced daddy don’t hand me no doublecross

You’ll see any time I’m ready

I can tell you baby get lost

You’re cheating on the outside

Doing anything you choose

You better come back on the inside

’cause you got too much to lose

Don’t want no trouble I’ve got to be the boss

And if you can’t play it my way

Well now baby get lost

I try to stop your cheating

But I just don’t have the time

’cause I got so many men that

They’re standing right in line

Keep cool papa, you got to corne across

’cause any time I’m ready, yes any time I’m ready

You know when I’m ready

I can tell you baby get lost

Why don’t you get lost

Queen Latifah Champion

I don’t even care no more

That’s my word, that’s for sure

I don’t even cry no more

That’s absurd, I’m so cured

I’m so secure with who I is,

Oops who I am

And I’m a champion for sure boy

I’m a champ

Oh yes I am

But what I thought about

When those people put me down

They can laugh for now

But watch it when I turn this thing around

I know, I believe

Ain’t nobody gonna do it but me

I’m fly, no lie

I’m the truth baby ask me why

I’m a champion [repeat]

What you say don’t stick

I’m the best and I know it

I know you tried to bring me down

Look at me now, watch my smile

I’m so secure with who I am

And I’m a champion for sure

I’m a champ oh yes I am

But what I thought about

When those people put me down

They can laugh for now

But watch it when I turn this thing around

I know, I believe

Ain’t nobody gonna do it but me

I’m fly, no lie

I’m the truth baby ask me why

I’m a champion [repeat]

Keep your head up

They hatin’ cause you majored in minor

Gonna celebrate like you won the finals

Hold your trophy up in your parade in your honor

And pour some champagne and put your glass to the sky

‘Cause you a champion

You’re a champion

I’m a champion [repeat]