1980's/19872013. 1. 11. 22:00

  

I Know You Got Soul에릭 비라킴(Eric B & Rakim)1987년 발표한 데뷔 앨범 <Paid In Full>에 수록한 곡으로 영국 13, 미국 R&B 64, 댄스 39위 등을 기록했다. 1990년대 우리나라에 힙합 음악이 쏟아질 때 많은 영감을 준 곡으로 롤링 스톤 선정 역사상 최고의 힙합’ 5023, ’역사상 가장 위대한 5002004386, 2010396위에 올랐다.

 

에릭라킴이 만들고 프로듀서도 맡았다. 바비 버드(Bobby Byrd)1971년 작품인 I Know You Got Soul에서 제목을 따왔고 잭슨 파이브(Jackson 5) I Want You Back, 훵카델릭(Funkadelic)You'll Like It Too, 실 존슨(Syl Johnson)Different Strokes 등을 샘플링 해 만들었다.

 

이 곡을 샘플링한 곡은 무려 100곡이 넘는다. 그 중 주요한 곡들을 살펴보면 영국 밴드 마스(M|A|R|R|S)는 이 곡의 아카펠라 버전에서 가져온 가사로 Pump Up The Volume을 만들었고 숀 폴(Sean Paul) International Affair에서, 팀발랜드(Timbaland)알리야(Aaliyah)Try Again에서 버스타 라임즈(Busta Rhymes)World Go Round에서, 제이-지(Jay-Z) Can't Knock The Hustle에서 각각 사용했다

 

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It's been a long time

오랜 시간이 흘렀어  

I shouldn't have left you without a strong rhyme 

강력한 라임없이는 널 떠나는 게 아니었는데

To step to think of how many weak shows you slept through

얼마나 많은 약점이 널 잠들게 했는지 생각의 발을 딛기 위해

Time's up I'm sorry I kept you thinkin' of this 

시간이 되었어, 미안해 이걸 계속 생각나게 해서

You keep repeatin' you miss the rhymes from the microphone soloist

단독 공연에서 넌 계속 라임을 반복해서 놓쳤지

And you sit by the radio hand on the dial soon

그리고 넌 라디오 옆에 앉아 바로 다이얼에 손을 올리고는

As you hear it pump up the volume

볼륨의 빵빵한 소리를 들으면서

Dance wit the speaker 'till you hear it blow

귀가 터질 때까지 스피커와 춤을 춰

Then plug in the headphone 'cause here it go

It's a 4 letter word when it's heard, it control

Your body to dance, you got it soul

Directs the tempo like a red alert

Reaches your reflex, so let it work

When this is playin', you can't get stuck wit

The steps, so get set and I'm a still come up wit

A gift to be swift, follow the leader, the rhyme will go

Def wit the record that was mixed a long time ago

It can be done but only I can do it

For those that can dance and clap your hands to it

I start to think and then I sink

Into the paper like I was ink

When I'm writing, I'm trapped in between the lines

I escape when I finish the rhyme, I got soul

you got it X4

I know you got soul

 

Picture a mic, the stage is empty

A beat like this might tempt me

To pose, show my rings and my fat gold chain

Grab the mic like I'm on Soul Train

But I'll wait 'cause I mastered this

Let the others go first so the brothers don't miss

Eric B. break the sticks, you got it

Rakim will begin when you make the mix

I'll experiment like a scientist

You wanna rhyme, you gotta sign my list

'Cause I'm a manifest and bless the mic I hold

You want it next? Then you gotta have soul

'Cause if you ain't got it, I'm a make an encore

Take the mic, make the people respond for

The R, 'cause that's the way it'll have to be

If you wanna get on after me

Think about it, wait, erase your rhyme

Forget it and don't waste your time

'Cause I'll be in the crowd if you ain't controllin' it

Drop the mic, you shouldn't be holdin' it

This is how it should be done

This style is identical to none

Some try to make it sound like this but you're gettin' me

So upset that I'm wet 'cause you're sweatin' me

I drip steam like a microphone fiend

Eager to MC is my theme

I get hype when I hear a drum roll

Rakim is on the mic and you know I got soul

 

You got it X5

 

I got soul, you got it that's why I came

To teach those who can't say my name

First of all, I'm the soloist, the soul controller

Rakim gets stronger as I get older

Constant elevation causes expansion

I write my rhyme while I cool in my mansion

Then put it on tape and in the city I test it

Then on the radio the R's requested

You listen to it, the concept might break you

'Cause almost anyone can relate to

Who ever's out of hand, I'm give him handles

Light 'em up, blow 'em out like candles

Or should I just let him melt?

Then give him a hand so they can see how it felt

I'm not bold just 'cause I rock gold

Rakim is on the mic and you know I got soul

 

You got it X4

 

Now I'm a stop to see what you got

Get off the mic before I get too hot

I want to see which posse can dance the best

It should be easy 'cause the beat is fresh

Now if your from Uptown, Brooklyn bound

The Bronx, Queens, or Long Island Sound

Even other states come right and exact

It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at

Since you came here, you have to show and prove

And do that dance until it don't move

'Cause all you need is soul self-esteem will release

The rest is up to you, Rakim I'll say peace

 

You got it X10

    


[1970's/1979] - Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang 

[1980's/1982] - The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 

[1980's/1986] - Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C.  

[1980's/1987] - Bring The Noise - Public Enemy 

[1980's/1988] - Fuck Tha Police - N.W.A. 



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