queen latifah
listen 2 me
lyrics

[Chorus:]

Listen to me, hear me now

Listen to me, hear me

Listen to me, hear me now

Listen to me, hear me

People in Jersey, dem listening to me

The people uptown, dem listening to me

And people back in Brooklyn, dem listening to me

And people in Jamaica, dem listening to me

[Verse 1:]

Well it's a party over here, a party over there

In every nook and cranny, it's a party everywhere

And that you should have known

When I walked through the door

I'm told I got the flavor, I'm told I got the flow

Before you even try to diss me

Let's get something clear

There ain't no fear between you and me or the atmosphere

Hail to the queen and the sire

I'm lighting fires

Your style is wack as two flat tires

It will only take a second

For me to just wreck it

Smoother than my body buck naked

I don't have to prove shhh...

Just keep doin' hits

And n***as be all on my two tits

And even if you think it's odd

I'm telling you, after every single rhyme, I thank God

For giving me the power to make your heads nod

Tony Dofat style, gotta keep 'em going wild

Listen to me now

[Chorus]

People in L.A., dem listening to me

The people in the Bay, dem listening to me

The people in D.C., dem listening to me

The people in Miami, dem listening to me

Our people in Chicago, dem listening to me

Our people in Detroit, dem listening to me

The people down in Houston listening to me

And everybody, dem listening to me

[Verse 2:]

What a beautiful day and I'm riding down the highway

On my way to the studio, gotta go cause I slept late

I just came back from cool a** Cali

Where Mandy was bumpin' MC Ren's in the alley

Driving so fast that no one could catch me

While I'm knocking "Gangsta b**h" by Apache

This is the mood for making the hit hip-hop song

You should have known it was on

The places I've been, the people I've seen

And everywhere I go, it's “Give it to 'em, Queen!”

Cause hip-hop is for real, I'm dealing with the truth

Cause all over the world, it's aggravated youth

So every time I grab the mic, you know that I could rock it

So I can have some fun and put some money in my pocket

You can always know the time, just recognize the sign

Cain't nobody put a padlock on your mind

Listen to me now

[Chorus]

The people in London, dem listening to me

The people in Atlanta, dem listening to me

The people in Japan, dem listening to me

The people in Seattle, dem listening to me

The people in Germany, dem listening to me

Our people in Rochester listening to me

Our people in Virginia, dem listening to me

And everybody, dem listening to me

[Vamp:]

Lover of the people living in the city

On and on, on and on

Lover of the people living in the city

On and on, on and on

You're rollin' with the vibe (vibe)

You get into the vibe (vibe)

You're rollin' with the vibe (vibe)

Just get into the vibe (vibe)

You gotta feel the vibe (vibe)

Just get into the vibe (vibe)

You're rollin' with the vibe (vibe)

Just get into the vibe (vibe)

[Verse 3:]

Take a trip on back into the third verse

Of the originator of the concept of ladies first

You came along and tried to freak mine

To the contrary, cause I'm not your ordinary piece of feline

See I know the book because I read it twice

If I bite the hook, then I'mma pay the price

Mama taught me Black was beautiful when I was young

And told me all about where babies really came from

So you can hit the door with the theory

That all Black women are hoes, hear me?

[Chorus]

East Orange, listening to me

The people down in (?) dem listening to me

The people inna Trinidad listening to me (Yeah!)

The people in Boston are listening to me

People in Bermuda listening to me

North Carolina is listening to me

(It's a Queen Latifah, Flavor Unit thing in '93!)

The people in-- --are listening

(My girl 99 in the house)

The people in-- --are listening

(Hip-hop is worldwide! So I'm OUT!)

[Vamp]