(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
(Eric B): Rakim, Check this out, yo, you go to your girl's house and I'll go to mine, 'cause my girl is definately mad, 'cause it took us too long to do this album.
(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?