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Napster Anthem (feat. PackFM)

from Hyphen by Tonedeff

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Written for an online competition for Chuck D's "Power To The People & Beats" & Napster.


"Napster Anthem (f/ PackFM)"
Written by: Tonedeff & PackFM
Produced by: Public Enemy
©2000 QN5 Music, FMania Inc. (ASCAP)

From Napster to Rapstation.com/
T the Internet’s equivalent to a dropped bomb upon the distribution industry/
It fits the fusion, feel the synergy/
With MP3 Music Communities; not even meters can limit me/
There’s no boundaries with this, The means finally exist/
Cause there’s no ceasing to the sounds that people get/
And I resoundingly admit, I dress a track like vinaigrette/
They’re wishing they could go back to when Napster Wasn’t invented yet

Well, let me interject with intellect, catch me on the Internet/
On or off-line, a floppy disk or cassette/
I’ll address the rap nation, napster to rapstation/
The industry’s full of dicks, I cut em off like castration/
They’re catching hissyfits, in actuality it’s flattery/
I searched napster to download this…now you cats are mad at me?
For you a hard drive is a ride without a chauffeur
But it holds all your tracks for your fans in Manitoba/
“Where the fuck is Manitoba?”/
Don’t you know that little town in West Bumblefuck where the net is your only form of exposure?/
This shit is far from over, damn right I’m a downloader/
You should change your names to story, cause yo, I thought I told ya.

Tommy Matolla makes a million a minute, if you see him/
Start grilling him in his BM for stealing our listening freedom/
He’s disagreeing with Napster – acts to block it/
But notice, the only artists complaining seem have the fattest pockets/
It’s sad and shocking, the way that greed controls nation/
If a track is lent to me, it’s not a legal violation/
My summation’s they build an absurd case/
Cause to make an MP3 of a track I need the CD in the first place/

I don’t care who you are, I’ll battle ya, from Dre to Metallica/
Your shit got leaked, cause I got an email from a pal of yours/
Shit, I ain’t mad at ya. I shine like an Arista/
MP3’s the biggest thing since a pokemon character/
So, I log onto Napster to take a Peek-At-Choo/
This is a sneak preview, passed on from me to you/
From PCs to G3’s it’s the sound of the streets/
Rapstation & Napster, Power to People and Beats.

Who’s on line, the greatest of all time/
We Reach millions of heads although we’re unsigned/
You can download our tracks, we don’t mind, just take 2/
On behalf of Napster, we’d like to thank you/
You’re welcome, We’re all part of the same crew/
Tonedeff & Pack FM, we came to lace you/
You can download our tracks, we don’t mind, just take 2/
On behalf of napster we’d like to thank you.


from Hyphen, released August 15, 2001
Written by: Tonedeff & PackFM
Produced by: Public Enemy
©2000 QN5 Music, FMania Inc. (ASCAP)


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