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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Straighten It Out (Official Video)
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Credits

PERFORMING ARTISTS
C.L. Smooth
C.L. Smooth
Vocals
Ernie Hines
Ernie Hines
Sampled Artist
Kool & The Gang
Kool & The Gang
Sampled Artist
Mongo Santamaría
Mongo Santamaría
Sampled Artist
Simtec & Wylie
Simtec & Wylie
Sampled Artist
COMPOSITION & LYRICS
P. Phillips
P. Phillips
Composer
Corey Penn
Corey Penn
Lyrics
PRODUCTION & ENGINEERING
C.L. Smooth
C.L. Smooth
Co-Producer
Djinji Brown
Djinji Brown
Assistant Recording Engineer
Jamie Staub
Jamie Staub
Recording Engineer
Pete Rock
Pete Rock
Producer

Lyrics

Uh, yeah, Uh-huh (Straighten It Out) Uh-huh, we got Pete Rock and C.L Smooth (Straighten It Out) And we're here to tell you to (Straighten It Out) And that's a fact, baby (Straighten It Out) Now you're gonna kick some lyrics (Straighten It Out) Like this, c'mon Walk the fine, short line, and put the needle to the grind Representin' one kind, seeing eye for the blind Witness what I carry on bears a further purpose From how we do slam a few, then you want to purchase A dialogue of funk, you love to pop it in your trunk I win, more disciplined than a Show-lin monk (oh) Pete Rock and C.L, are well set to spark it (uh-huh) The powerful target to destroy the black market But when you say black, listen, I don't know, you lose me (what?) I guess another beggar can afford to be choosey I come to the maximum, artist on a major label Any duplication of this one is fatal On one to five, I gotta hit yo' live Beat your ass with my tape, any race or shape (uh-huh) 'Cause if they got mine, they got yours too (right?) But together here's what we gotta do Tell 'em, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out You know this is the word (say what?) straighten it out That's right y'all, straighten it out (say what?) You got to straighten it out Everybody must straighten it out (say what?) Straighten it out, yeah Straighten it out, it's like that (say what?) The funk legacy I pass on, clearance for high rates Every time we sample all the past-time greats (yeah) Stick it in the SP-1200 beat, I make a loop Lovely, where the Troop in a Lexus coupe Just a little bit, set to make a whole lot happen The musical inside my rappin', written by the C.L, produced by the PL And add in any credit that you heard thus far (uh-huh) I start from scratch, 'cause the bass line's critical (yeah) Better than the original, who first made it (uh-huh) But now you want to sue me, but fans never boo me (yeah) Believe I know the times, we've been broke, too, G (that's right) Here's another sample clear, see ya, get the hell outta here Like a bootleg, you're over for the year (wow) You'll only get the credit where the credit is due So, listen, what I shout out is true Yeah, true, straighten it out You got to tell 'em to straighten it out (Say what?) straighten it out You got to tell 'em to straighten it out (Say what?) straighten it out That's right, straighten it out C'mon (say what?) straighten it out That's right, straighten it out Straighten it out (say what?) Like the strands of lamb's wool, I'm thinkin' that's said Here to go to the head and count the locks on a dread I and I'd 'mit to verify, goin' to multiply A theory many thought was a conspiracy Here to let you know that it applies to all of us You're no exceptions to the rule and that's a plus 'Cause who Jah bless, let no one curse Straighten out what I will be about, reckon above the clout (yeah) And let the management work for me (yeah) Because I don't need the unnecessary hostility (uh-huh) A proper marketing plan, so we can gobble up the dough Straighten it out, so everybody knows The kids are official with the purpose of a smooth surface Kickin' the service one time to make 'em nervous We're finally here and very long overdue Pete Rock, this one's for the crew You gotta straighten it out Everybody must straighten it out (say what?) You gotta straighten it out Everybody must straighten it out (say what?) Straighten it out, you got to Straighten it out, c'mon (say what?) Straighten it out All black people must straighten it out Say what? Straighten it out Everybody must straighten it out The YG's, they must straighten it out The Hilltop, they must straighten it out The whole money-earnin' must straighten it out Everybody must straighten it out Come on, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out Ah, yeah, straighten it out La-la-la-la-la-la-la (La-la-la-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-la-la-la-la)
Writer(s): Corey Brent Penn, Peter O. Phillips Lyrics powered by www.musixmatch.com
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