Flashman

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FlashMan produced by Random
When I first recorded this song, I hated it…maybe because I just wasn’t in a good place at the time, who knows. It was the first song I recorded after “Grow Up.” But, it grew on me in a major way, and I think that some of the lyrics on this song are among the best on the album, I mean, I started to impress myself.

I be the raw cat, told ‘em to fall back
Still you wanna test like Rorshach-
Ink blots; I’m all that – you think not?
It’s indisputable that my musical output is quite suitable
Tryin to uplift the culture
So Ran freak beats like a suppressed sadistic grocer

Get it? “Freak beats?” Freak beets?” “Grocer?” (crowd goes OH!)

The big fish in the kiddie pool, spittin jewels
Gettin rid of fools when the situation get critical
Rappers get ridiculed, step up your syllables
You a little dude, one step below miniscule

It felt good to be able to cut loose and just spit again. On “The Call” and “The Call ReMixtape,” everything was kinda spiritual, uplifting, and autobiographical. It was time to get back to good ol’ boasting. I didn’t include it on the download version because I definitely thought it was worth paying for!

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I be the raw cat, told 'em to fall back
This Vinnie wanna test like Horshack
8 blocks I'm all that - you think not?
It's indisputable that my musical output is quite suitable
Tryin to uplift the culture
So Ran freak beats like this opressive {?}
We make it buh-a-buh-bubble man, we trouble man
Snap on cats like rubberbands, no other can
Compose similies mentally
But the elitist bastards'll come up with 'em so I keep a pen on me
I paid the pentalty that come with bein Mega Ran
Dr. Wily tried but he never can (nah)
I wrote a verse for you and all of y'all who doubt me
Run it back like "Oh snap~! He talkin 'bout me"
I build it up 'til the amps is leakin
Leave 'em shook like Kramer at a Panther meeting
Whoahhh, now that's a little inappropriate
Took it so real, wasn't even supposed to get
I still hustle, I do it with real muscle
Wanna be LeBron? Well me I'm Bill Russell
I'ma tell you like I told it to the last man
Your raps is garbage put 'em in a trash can
Throwback, I'm a blast from the past man
You ain't a gangster - NAH! You a Flashman

CLICK! Your ass is takin pictures man
You a tourist!
I like watchin TV, but that don't make me an actor
Get it right

The big fish in the kiddie pool, spittin jewels
Gettin rid of fools when the situation get critical
Rappers get ridicules, step up your syllables
You a little dude, one step below miniscule
I pity fools, ain't no T in my name, we'll be in the game
Forget about it, bein the same (yeah!)
You ain't a boss, I'ma show you how a boss do
I feestyle leave out the R cause it cost you
I lost you? I spin it back like barstool
I feestyle, leave out the R, cause it cost you
Don't be fooled, you was not no star
Got no car, signallin, you got no bars
I was made in the lab, with nuts and bolts
I started crushin folks, sent the lab up in smoke
I'm harder than an alchemist studyin calculus
A life up in Auschwitz, ain't no way out of it
And I'm as Frank as Anne, I might shake your hand
But if I don't know you, you ain't my man
G told you to stay up in the stand with the fans
You better off makin up a dance, clap yo' hands!
I'ma tell you like I told it to the last man
Your raps is garbage put 'em in a trash can
Throwback, I'm a blast from the past man
You ain't a gangster - NAH! You a Flashman

Ha, CLICK! The moral of the story is
Stay in your lane man, be a fan
It's way too many rappers, and not enough fans
So fall back, get yourself in order, then come out
Knahmsayin? Everybody that likes rap, cannot rap
So think about it, huh, cause you a Flashman
It's Big Random Beats!
I'm out

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from Mega Ran, released June 7, 2007

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People will remember Ran for his daring leap from teaching into video game remixing which led to a Capcom cosign, but Random's penchant for storytelling has impressed gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world. ... more

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