Eric B. & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke (Official Music Video)
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Eric B. & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke (Official Music Video)

(oldschool rap music) ♪ I ain’t no joke, I used
to let the mic smoke ♪ ♪ Now I slam it when I’m done
and make sure it’s broke ♪ ♪ When I’m gone no one
gets on cause I won’t let ♪ ♪ Nobody press up and
mess up the scene I set ♪ ♪ I like to stand in a crowd ♪ ♪ And watch the people wonder damn ♪ ♪ But think about it
then you’ll understand ♪ ♪ I’m just an addict addicted to music ♪ ♪ Maybe it’s a habit, I gotta use it ♪ ♪ Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm ♪ ♪ I hook a beat up convert
it into hip-hop form ♪ ♪ Write a rhyme in graffiti
in every show you see me in ♪ ♪ Deep concentration
cause I’m no comedian ♪ ♪ Jokers are wild if you wanna be tame ♪ ♪ I treat you like a child
then you’re gonna be named ♪ ♪ Another enemy, not even a friend of me ♪ ♪ Cause you’ll get fried in the
end when you pretend to be ♪ ♪ Competing cause I just
put your mind on pause ♪ ♪ And I can beat you when you
compare my rhyme wit yours ♪ ♪ I wake you up and as I stare
in your face you seem stunned ♪ ♪ Remember me, the one
you got your idea from ♪ ♪ But soon you start to suffer
the tune’ll get rougher ♪ ♪ When you start to stutter
that’s when you had enough of ♪ ♪ Biting it, I make you
choke, you can’t provoke ♪ ♪ You can’t cope, you should of
broke cause I ain’t no joke ♪ ♪ Joke joke joke joke joke ♪ (old school rap music) ♪ I got a question,
it’s serious as cancer ♪ ♪ Who can keep the average dancer ♪ ♪ Hyper as a heart attack nobody smiling ♪ ♪ Cause you’re expressing
the rhyme that I’m styling ♪ ♪ This is what we all sit down to write ♪ ♪ You can’t make it so you take
it home, break it and bite ♪ ♪ Use pieces and bits of
all the hip-hop hits ♪ ♪ Get the style down pat
then it’s time to switch ♪ ♪ Put my tape on pause and
add some more to yours ♪ ♪ Then you figure you’re ready
for the neighborhood chores ♪ ♪ The E-M-C-E-E don’t even try to be ♪ ♪ When you come up to speak,
don’t even lie to me ♪ ♪ You like to exaggerate,
dream and imaginate ♪ ♪ Then change the rhyme
around, that can aggravate me ♪ ♪ So when you see me come up, freeze ♪ ♪ Or you’ll be one of those seven mc’s ♪ ♪ They think that I’m a new jack
but only if they knew that ♪ ♪ They who think wrong are
they who can’t do that ♪ ♪ Style that I’m doing, they might ruin ♪ ♪ Patterns of paragraphs
based on you and ♪ ♪ Your offbeat dj, if anything he play ♪ ♪ Sound familiar, I’ll wait til E say ♪ ♪ Play ’em, so I’mma
have to dis and broke ♪ ♪ You could get a smack
for this, I ain’t no joke ♪ ♪ Joke joke joke joke joke ♪ (oldschool rap music) ♪ I hold the microphone like a grudge ♪ ♪ B’ll hold the record so
the needle don’t budge ♪ ♪ I hold a conversation
’cause when I invent ♪ ♪ I nominated my DJ the president ♪ ♪ When I emcee I’ll keep a
freestyle going steadily ♪ ♪ So pucker up and whistle my melody ♪ ♪ But whatever you do, don’t miss one ♪ ♪ There’ll be another rough
rhyme after this one ♪ ♪ Before you know it, you’re
following and fiending ♪ ♪ Waiting for the punchline
to get the meaning ♪ ♪ Like before the moral
of my story I’m telling ♪ ♪ Nobody beats the R, so stop yelling ♪ ♪ Save it, put it in
your pocket for later ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m moving the crowd
and B’ll wreck a fader ♪ ♪ No interruptions and the mic is broke ♪ ♪ When I’m gone, then you can joke ♪ ♪ ‘Cause everything is
real on a serious tip ♪ ♪ Keep playing and I get furious quick ♪ ♪ And I’ll take you for
a walk through hell ♪ ♪ Freeze your dome, then
watch your eyeballs swell ♪ ♪ Guide you out of triple stage darkness ♪ ♪ When it get dark again
then I’ma spark this ♪ ♪ Microphone ’cause the
heat is on, you see smoke ♪ ♪ And I’m finished when the beat is gone ♪ ♪ I’m no joke ♪ ♪ No joke no joke no
joke no joke no joke ♪ (oldschool rap music) (explosion rumbles)

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100 thoughts on “Eric B. & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke (Official Music Video)

  1. When Rap was about skill, versus imagery. The good ol' days when Rap didn't immediately require a deep hand-washing, or a trip to Confession.

  2. Man I miss the days when young black men wanted to look and sound masculine. Now these dudes running around with French freestyle braids looking like a Moesha in hers pants.

  3. If you shed a little tear and if this brought back some good memories hit the like button….and πŸ‘this comment ✌
    When HIP HOP was good

  4. Went from tryna find this song every since I heard if in (Set it off) on the first car jack scene when Queen lateefah was throwing those Cd's out the car saying bullshit bullshitπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚which that's the other movie you can hear this song in besides breakfast club meeting but from the past present remaining of this year till 2020 still jamming to this heatπŸ’ͺπŸ”₯😎😎😎

  5. Saw Eric B and Rah in the spring w my soon to be boo. All I got to say is I’m grateful. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’–πŸ™πŸΎ If they come to a city near you- don’t miss them!!!! We are in an age of greatness, we won’t get this back!!!!

  6. here's a fact i didn't know …that Paid in Full Album was made when Rakim was just 17 years old….for him to be that age & drop an ALL TIME CLASSIC ALBUM he had to be way ahead of his time.Rakim has to be the greatest MC ever!!!!

  7. I guess they missed their chains all in all, he-he! (I am so sorry, I couldn't help it! Ha-ha! I have a lot of black friends. I hope they laugh.) My next demotivational poster: Time, testing fashion since that guy wore nothing but a leaf.

  8. Glad i was a kid when this came out. I appreciate the artistic creativity today. Despite the gold chains and rings on each finger, rakim was not a minstrel show…unlike todays nonsense.

  9. This was Hip Hop at it's best. Now what we as black people need to be careful with is all this bad media surrounding our culture. It's giving raise to everything else which includes the Latino Market. If we don't step it up we will self destruct, we need to stay focused and positive.

  10. hey guys–I'm a metal head rocker but I really like this type of rap. Maybe there are some electrical waves that converge the 2 genres with me….lol

  11. Man I’m a 78 baby real rap music spoiled us. I used to run home to watch rap city and yo mtv raps. Rap back then was like flavors, when had good music from coast to coast.

  12. Yoooo..I remember that fade with the v back shape up was the move… Brooklyn brought that claw back neck shape up W and the arrow parts in the head..

  13. Just a Historical Fact, THIS IS RAP MUSIC NOT HIPPIED HOP. We never Changed the Title the Industry did.
    So I will always say RAP MUSIC.

  14. There are few M.C's ever who have this type of irreplacable flow. Not to mention the instantly noticeable voice to match.

  15. Folks, this was when hip hop defined it's genre. In other words, this is hip hop!
    Not the new genre you hear the past 20+ years; they need a different name for that.

  16. The 4k plus people that gave this video a thumbs down are all weak ass rappers from this generation & there people who are jealous that they dont have any skill like this.


  18. HIP HOP CLASSIC!!!!!!!!

    RA the GOD MC 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

  19. It's Time to get our life back! Earn some extra cash πŸ’°πŸ’³πŸ›’πŸ’· Urgent Learn Maintenance man skills! Everyone needs a Handyman/Handywomen; it's a Global JobπŸ‘ learn it from a TradeSchool or Become a assistance to a maintenance workerπŸ‘ defeat unemployment:; especially if you have skills to do this NCAA College dropouts or Highschool's dropouts or graduates who are not happy about their career or Job that they thought would bring happinessπŸ‘
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    If you learn these skills you will have a job over 50 years and can start your own business πŸ‘ just might be coming a landscaper πŸ‘πŸŒŽ This is global !
    But on a serious note! Just because you got a Life long Job! You still need a Savior to wake you up an give you the strength to work daily and His name is JESUS CHRIST Yahweh God!

    Matthew 28:18-20 New International Version (NIV)
    18 Then Jesus came to them and said, β€œAll authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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    The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news anyone will ever hear, and what a person does with this news will determine where he or she spends eternity. God is calling you to choose life. Call on the name of the Lord and be saved (Romans 10:13)

    John 3:16-17 (KJV)
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    Dear Father God, I repent of my sins. I open my heart to Jesus. I confess Jesus is my Lord God and my Saviour, I thank you for giving me eternal life. I believe that Jesus, died on the cross for me and rose from the dead. I thank you that today, you have made me your child. Amen

    After you get saved please get baptized! Or baptize your own self in your bathtub full of water:; So you can receive the Holy Spirit:; Start reading your Bible! Start in the Book of John!
    If Jesus is truly inside of you you can use his powers to fight back the enemy satan and his workers of Darkness and anything that attacks your mine in life .Attend a church that have security meaning they rent police! Have a police vehicle on the scene! Let evil people think twice πŸ‘ Or have undercover officers who carry concealed weapons in the church! And support God's people an your pastor/Church an spread the knowledge of Jesus

  20. My Era ….used donkey rope chains. No vvs …just clean rapp…no dissing women…im 50 years old …but i still aint no joke …πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’―πŸ’―

  21. πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯This one jam is over 30 years old! And can and will ,still body most albums out today! Did I add enough flames?πŸ€” πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  22. I loved ERIC B AND RAKIM whole album that I owned; but, this is one were my favorites on he album; IT'S AN OLDIES BUT STILL A GOODIES TO ENJOY TO LISTEN TO AND OR TO RAP TO AND OR DANCE TO; Much love peace and respect to Eric B & Rakim for sharing their beautiful art for me and millions of other people around the world to enjoy.

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