(Eric B): Yo Rakim, what's up?
(Rakim): Yo, I'm doing the knowledge, E., I'm trying to get paid in full
(E): Well, check this out, since Nobry Walters is our agency, right?
(E): Kara Lewis is our agent
(R): Word up
(E): Zakia/4th & Broadway is our record company
(E): Okay, so who we rollin with?
(R): We rollin with Rush
(E): Of Rushtown Management. Check this out, since we talking over
this def beat right here I put together, I wanna hear some of them
def rhymes, know what I'm sayin? And together, we can get
paid in full...
Thinkin of a master plan
Cuz ain't nuthin but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin up with lint
So I start my mission- leave my residence
Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents
I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did
I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin funny
Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin move but the money
But now I learned to earn cos I'm righteous
I feel great! So maybe I might just
Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
Then maybe I'll stay alive
So I walk up the street whistlin this
Feelin out of place cos, man, do I miss
A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
Me and Eric B, and a nice big plate of
Fish, which is my favorite dish
But without no money it's still a wish
Cos I don't like to dream about gettin paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
Tonight is the test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, cos I'm paid in full
(Rakim): Yo, I hear what you're saying, so let's just pump the music up and count our money
(E): Yo we'll just check this out, yo, Eli, turn the bass down and just let the beat keep on rockin'
(R): And we're out outta here.
(E): Yo, what happened to peace?