Dominant 1 — Resurrected lyrics

(Intro) Once upon a time hiphop died, but we were there to resurrect it,
Don't you agree? We resurrected, Hiphop

Verse 1
You love to hear the story again and again
Of how we all started way back then
When it was beat box, beat boys and gold chains
Djs, and a pile of graffiti on city trains
Before the record deals
Before the downloads
Before the money-cash-hoes
Before the art was the scene of glitter of the glitter
Now everybody kinda missing the big picture
Focused on the Emmy's instead of giving cred
If this was 1996 you will be dead
Rappers think, they're synonymous to characters in movies
Fixated on fiction no wonder they never moved me
I understand why Nas'ted an album about it
I'll god damned how the hell did we allow this
Now we back hiphop resuscitated
We were almost too late thank Jah that we made it

Hook
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it

Verse 2
Once upon a rhyme I pondered about my grind
It was 1999 all I wanted to do was sign, a deal
'Cause when I read The Source
All I saw was the floss
Being the boss is what seemed real
I was only 16 at the moment
MCees were slaved, mentally chained and I didn't know it
All I saw was the lifestyle Live It Up Go Wild
Now I'm a grown man I know now
This goes out to the Viacom terror
We are the new breed revolutionary era
We taking back what started in 73
Shout out to the audience who feeling me speak
I do it for the kids and those who come after
I'm teaching the skills of a craft that I mastered
Hiphop is like welling; timeless and priceless
And it's preserved with the strength of my mic

Hook
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
When hiphop died we were there to resurrect it
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