Sunday, 21 July 2013

"Bad Young Brother" Lyrics



Again, please help with lyrics at these positions represented by the question marks:@0:42 - The crowd shouts out "??????????????"
UPDATE: "Thank God they're here" - Thanx to Jonathan Warren

@1:45 - ?????????????? and old beats.
UPDATE: Jonathan Warren suggests "fast rhymes & old beats".  I'm thinking it sounds like "boss rhymes & old beats" but I'll go with Jonathan for now.
 

DEREK B - BAD YOUNG BROTHER

Well the first time you heard my voice you were rockin'
to the rhythm.  Your hands couldn't stop finger poppin'
to the sound of the drum & bass that kicks.
When Derek B's on the decks other DJs get licked.
You don't believe me?  Well it ain't no joke.
With him behind me I'll never go broke
because he makes those beats sweeter than honey.
We record it, then rake in the money.
I got thousands of rhymes inside my mind.
I hit the button on recall, their easy to find.
At the show my voice booms on the PA.
Other rappers shit their pants - It's the judgement day.
We're the new crew that's come from nowhere.
The crowd shouts out "Thank God they're here"
We'll capture your attention like a news flash
and spread our sound like an infectious rash
of def break beats, each & every one.
Now your woppin & boppin to the tempo on the drum.
I knew it wouldn't be long before you got into it.
Yo D! What?  Show 'em how you do it.

Oh yeah!  Chief Rocker Derek B is a bad young brother. (x2)

Don't need to do no drugs, I'm on a natural high.
The lord's my shepherd.  That is why.
I'm odds on favorite to win this rap race.
Put your money on me boy, it's gonna be safe.
An investment, a long term security
This LP's like a painting by Da Vinci.
A masterpiece of killer cuts & rhymes.
My DJ Derek B (Yo!) is my partner in crime.
Nobody can cut quite like this man.
Tears the roof off of single jam.
Sucker DJs run trying to escape
but the damage is done.  It's just too late.
All homeboys like def beats, hard breaks
and cuts that rumble like earthquakes.
Fly girls scream, then they holler.
We get paid in pounds, not in dollars
for our fast rhymes and old beats.
You know we're London's finest Kings of the street.
Now that I know that cha all into it,
Yo D!  (Yeah?)  Show 'em how you do it.
(Alright)

Oh yeah!  Chief Rocker Derek B is a bad young brother. (x4)

Put the needle to the groove that'll make you move
with cuts like a razor - some rough, some smooth.
Rap's next generation - a 90's beat boy.
I ain't no imitation.  I'm the real McCoy.
Comin to ya live & directly,
I got Honors, Masters, PHD
& a Noble Peace Prize for my rap.
And Derek B's got a Grammy Award for his scratch.
We dress all in black.  Never, ever touch crack.
We wear fresh, fly Adidas.  Not Nike - they wak!
Black 501's, Versace leather jacket.
When we do any jams we always pack it.
Like royalty, we'll be around forever.
Like Lennon & McCartney, we're perfect together.
Like an 808 bass drum we sound real good.
The beat keeps droppin, the way it should.
The 1200's are spinnin.  My manager's grinnin.
My Mum's so proud of me now that I am winnin
and I know that you're well into it.
Yo D!  What?  Show 'em how you do it.
(Sweet)

Oh yeah!  Chief Rocker Derek B is a bad young brother.

Bust the beat!

Oh yeah!  Chief Rocker Derek B is a bad young brother. (x2)

Bust the beat!

Oh yeah!  Chief Rocker Derek B is a bad young brother.

This shit is dope, huh?
Alright.  Yo D, bussit.
Sweet.


10 comments:

  1. Here are some missing lyrics for you:

    @0:42 - The crowd shouts out "Thank God they're here"
    @1:45 - For our fast (?) rhymes and old beats.

    As usual, hope this helps :)

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  3. A small error I spotted:

    "All homeboys like def beats, hard breaks
    and cuts that rumble like earthquakes"

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  4. Jonathan Warren23 July 2013 at 15:21

    "@1:45 - ?????????????? and old beats.
    UPDATE: Jonathan Warren suggests "fast rhymes & old beats". I'm thinking it sounds like "boss rhymes & old beats" but I'll go with Jonathan for now."

    I did wonder if it was 'vast rhymes' but listening closely I'm beginning to wonder if it is indeed 'boss rhymes'. I'm not as convinced that 'old beats' is correct though , but what else could it be? 'dope beats'; 'low beats'; 'flow beats'?

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  6. i have to commend you on the tribute page to the late and great derek boland.

    i was 15 when i first heard his album "bullet from a gun," and it remained a firm favorite of mine ever since. my cousin had copied two tapes of his for me, the other albums being "straight outta compton" by niggaz wit attitudes, "manchild" by neneh cherry and "swass" by sir mix-a-lot (quite the combo, haha).

    derek's stuff never grew old and i once contacted him over myspace -- he even responded, the cool guy that he was. left too soon.

    thanks again!

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  7. RIP big man. I still well up on the line "My mums so proud of me now that I am winning"
    1st ever breakthrough Hip Hop artist, pioneer and inspiration to many. X

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  8. Thanks for this page I grow up on derek B and it's hard find his Albums these days, I used have them on cassette but they got overplayed, I remember rewinding my cassettes back with my bic pen :), So many thanks for this page

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