Pro-gun rapper's lyrics from 1992...


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gbelleh
March 12, 2004, 12:20 PM
I was importing some of my old CDs to my iPod, and I started listening to my old Sir Mix-A-Lot CD (Mack Daddy). The one with “Baby Got Back”, and I listened to another song on the CD called “No Holds Barred” that I haven’t listened to in years. I had forgotten that the whole song was anti gun control. It’s pretty unusual subject matter for a rap song. This CD came out in 1992. Here are some lyrics from the song. I only included passages that deal with guns or the gun control issue:


The song opens with some sound clips of voices:
“The police urge people to keep their guns locked up and unloaded.”
“Congress today seems on the verge of approving gun control.”

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I don’t give a damn about a stupid-a** burglar, it’s all circular,
The dope dealer sells dope to the dope smoker, the smoker breaks in and tries to choke ya, but I ain’t the one to run from ya son, this is my house, and it’s full of guns.

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When my house got robbed, a top-notch job, cops laughed while my mom just sobbed. 911 only works for the rich ones, so I collect guns.

Gun control? I ain’t with it, they ban the AK and any fool can still get it.
The innocent have been beaten, bruised and scarred, but for this citizen there ain’t no holds barred.

Sound clips of voices:
“It is an absolute infringement on my 2nd amendment rights.”
“When is this attack on gun owners going to end?”
“Education versus restriction.”

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Hypothetical situation…gun control starts sweeping the nation, now you got a bunch of unarmed innocent victims, getting f***** by the system, sitting at home with a butter knife, any fool can rape your wife. So what’s up when the criminals can’t be stopped? The only ones with guns are the cops. But it’s hard for a brother to trust police, so this s*** don’t cease, so I go downtown and buy a hot gun, I hated criminals, and now I’m one. Because I bought a gat to protect my house, the cops want to bust me out. So it’s illegal to protect yourself? Hell, you either get killed, or you’re in jail. So when you vote, you better think about what I just wrote, and f*** writing a note to your congressman, you got the fool hired, now help get the fool fired.

A scary scenario, and I put it in your stereo, so when a fool tries to run up on my car…RIP, no holds barred.

Sound clip:
“They take aim at the law abiding citizen instead of the criminal.”

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Skunkabilly
March 12, 2004, 12:29 PM
Oh my god.

Becky, look at that skunk.

It is sooooo tactical.....

:cool:

Sydwaiz
March 12, 2004, 12:29 PM
Damn, I think I threw that tape out. I was only 18 when I got it and didn't pay much attention to the lyrics like I should have. The only "boom" I was worried about then was coming from my speakers even though I've been shooting since I was a toddler and even did a report on gun control for my senior gov't class. This song would've been perfect for that report.

del4
March 12, 2004, 12:35 PM
Hmmm, "Baby Got Back" made it and "No Holds Barred" didn't:rolleyes: . We don't want to give our kids the wrong message. Think of what would have happened if it were the other way around.

mtnbkr
March 12, 2004, 12:45 PM
Hmmm, "Baby Got Back" made it and "No Holds Barred" didn't

Actually, BGB was a pretty positive song as well. It was a counter to the Kate Moss kind of figure that was popular back then. I saw it as promoting a healthier self-image than what was being broadcast by everyone else at the time.

FWIW, the entire album was refreshingly positive. It wasn't full of the nastiness that infected rap then and now.

Chris

MicroBalrog
March 12, 2004, 12:49 PM
"The police, urge people, to keep their guns locked up and unloaded"
"Congress today, seems on the verge of approving gun control"

[Verse One: Sir Mix-A-Lot]
It's, time to fight back cause the new jack black macks
ain't did ???? about that, whack, jackin
And I'm packin
Cause I'm down for the bank I'm stackin
And in a straight up brawl I'll mall alla y'all
Ya try to crawl for Tylenol and I install
big fists in your face, the blow is well placed
Spray 'em with mace in case mace is his taste
Throw up the dogs, the competition is fogged
Cause he was smokin the yang, iced and drink the 8-ball
Drunk, stumblin, threw him with the lean
I sweep him, then attack the spleen
Play the congas on his backbone
He's funk baritone until I twisted his dome
Creep up on my house and try to roll me up?
And got STUCK IN THE GUT with a black, glock
And he starts to wobble
Self-defense is what I'm claimin, let's squabble
I pick up a pipe to take plenty of quick swipes
One grazed his dome and sliced his eye whites
I don't give a DAMN bout a stupid ass burgular
It's all circular
The dope dealer sells dope to the dope smoker
The smoker breaks in and tries to choke ya
But I ain't the one to run from ya son
This is MY HOUSE, and it's FULLA GUNS!
I'm down for mine and my choke is nice and hard
When you jack the boss there ain't no holds barred!

No holds barred
No holds barred
No holds barred

[Verse Two: Sir Mix-A-Lot]
I'm crushin most hoods like Katie-dids(?)
I'm pleadin guilty for the damage I did
This ain't about random violence
The (?) crept into my house, ???? SILENCE
Now most punks wanna run for the stun gun
???? a stun gun, I got the big one
Forty-four mag, automatic, CHROME
Mercury-tipped bullets, melt the dome
It's the 1990's, and crack is
talkin to the criminals, ever so subliminal
Some crackhead wants Mix-A-Lot dead
A jack move instead, another fool bled
I can't cry cause my tears are nearly froze
My interior's cold, it posess my soul
I'm on the paranoid tip
And each of my socks got a clip!
When my house got robbed, a top notch job
Cops laughed while my mom just sobbed
9-1-1 only works for the rich ones
So I collect GUNS!
So step right through if you're down for the wrong move
Most crews are moved by my twelve gauge BOOM!
How can I love when I gotta
protect my neck from a punk suspect?
Gun control - I ain't wit it
They banned the AK and any fool can STILL get it
The innocent have been beaten, bruised and scarred
But for this citizen, there ain't no holds barred

"It is an absolute infringement on my second amendment rights"
No holds barred
"When is this attack on gun owners going to end?"
No holds barred
"Education, versus restriction"

[Verse Three: Sir Mix-A-Lot]
Hypothetical situation
Gun control starts sweepin the nation
Now you got a bunch of unarmed innocent victims
Gettin ????ED by the system
Sittin at home with a butter knife, huh
Any fool could rape your wife
So what's up when the criminals can't be stopped?
The only one with guns are the COPS
But it's hard for a brother to trust police
Huh, so the ???? don't cease
So I go downtown to buy a hot gun
I hated criminals, and now I'm one
Because I bought a gat to protect my house
The cops wanna bust me out?
So it's illegal to protect yourself?
Hell, you either get killed, or you in jail
So when you vote
You better think about what I just wrote
And ???? writin a note to yo' Congressman!
You got the fool hired
Now help get the fool fired
A scary scenario
And I put it in your stereo
So when a fool tries to run up on my car
R.I.P., no holds barred

No holds barred

No holds barred

"They take aim, at the law abiding citizen, instead of the criminal"
{*applause*]

gbelleh
March 12, 2004, 01:15 PM
MicroBalrog,
Thanks for posting the full lyrics.

I quickly typed out most of the good stuff (and I couldn't quite understand some of it).

It's a good song.

bigjoegood1
March 12, 2004, 02:21 PM
I saw an interview with Sir Mix-a-lot some years back and it showed some pictures of the shooting range that he had built in his basement. It was kewl!

Blain
March 12, 2004, 02:32 PM
Please, please, PLEEEEAAAASE, post the full song, or email it to me at buckshotblain@danger.org

I MUST HAVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spacemanspiff
March 12, 2004, 02:44 PM
Oh my god.

Becky, look at that skunk.

It is sooooo tactical

She looks like one of those swat guys girlfriends

Who understands those swat guys

They only talk to her because she looks like a total mallninja ok?

I mean her tac-vest

It's just so big

I can't believe it's holds that many rounds

It's just out there

I mean, it's gross

Look, she's just so tactical!

Dave Markowitz
March 12, 2004, 06:08 PM
Oh my God.

I may have to actually buy a rap album. Who woulda thunk it?

MicroBalrog
March 12, 2004, 06:12 PM
Artist: Sir Mix-A-Lot
Album: Swass
Title: Hip Hop Soldier


I'm a hip hop soldier ...
I'm a hip hop soldier

All you wannabe gangstas, drivin' Volkswagons
Chillin' at the high schools, broke but braggin'
Under educated, your style is dated
You talk behind my back and your rope's gold-plated
But I'm back to take revenge, my beef will never end
I'll tear your midsection, 'til your body start to bend
Like a pistol, I'm a smokin'
I'm crushin', not jokin'
Whippin' sissies for a past time, and no I'm never chokin'
I blow away suckers with the flicker of my index
Not brass monkey, it's a natural reflex
Go getter tactics, makin' suckers holla
A vicious mother????er with a rope around my collar
I carry lots a cash, I whip a sucker's ass
I drive a big Caddy, and I pull the trigger fast
Down at Arnold's on the Ave, I fight 'til the death
I let you suck my in my chest, and then I break your damn neck
I got the cold beats rippin', your needle's not skippin'
So many damn weapons that the military's trippin'
People in Seattle hate me, cause I'm not like a hood
But you rock heads wish that you could

Be a hip hop soldier ...
I'm a hip hop soldier

Now let's get one thing straight, my weapons are great
You 22 automatic suckers are late
Got a quarter Moon clip, and a Smith and Wesson
I'm about to give you roody-poos a cold gun lesson
I'm the wizard of mayhem, master of destruction
Got a 44 mag, with the blunt instructions
Page 1 says open, page 2 says feel
Page 3 says cock, page 4 says kill
A mini 14, full combat dress
A thirty round clip, and I ain't takin' no mess
Cause I'm a rough eyegrasser, a camouflage dresser
My M16 has a flash supresser
My Sterling mark six , it's funny but it hits
It looks sideways but the sucker will kick
A pack of dangerous beretta, kinda small but its good
Some of you wannabes wish that you could

Be a hip hop soldier
I'm a hip hop soldier

Now I'm about to get go, so I better clean up
I'm not avigatin' crime, but you gotta get tough
I don't believe in gun control, the theory is proven
Give a criminal a gun, and your public is losin'
For you gotta fight back, cause the pigs ain't black
No protection in your section, now it's time to act
A 22 won't due, you need rapid fire
I'm a ammo gum gun buyer
Big battle rifles, can make a suckers day
You mess around with me so lot, you might get blown away
Wearin' 5 gold rings, never intimidated
In Seattle they are jealous, cause a brother has made it
But they don't mess with me, cause they might get Iked
I'm not a gay rapper, I don't like to get knifed
The devil made me do it, and I wannabe good
Don't you roody-poos wish that you could

Be a hip hop soldier ...
I'm a hip hop soldier ...
I'm a hip hop soldier ...

I'm runnin' hollow point bullets, in my 38
So if you plan to get ill, you better stay in your place
Cause I'm not a game player, I'm just a rhyme sayer
My vigilante group includes my mayor
I pack two uzis cause they stop all crime
You might get yours, but don't let me get mine
I never beat woman, romance is better
If a freak wants to leave, boy you might as well let her
West coast rappers we all bust hard
When we chillin' on the set, we never need a bodyguard
People in Seattle hate me, cause I'm not like a hood
Some of you wannabes wish that you could

Be a hip hop soldier ...
I'm a hip hop soldier ...
I'm a hip hop soldier

DigMe
March 12, 2004, 06:34 PM
I recently read an article that Sir-Mix-a-Lot is about to make a comeback. He had totally given up rapping for 11 years or something because he was disgusted with the rappers singing about the bling bling, slap sum bitches and hoes and whatnot and perpetuating the gangsta stereotypes. He's started missing it apparently though and is recording a new album now.

brad cook

Skunkabilly
March 12, 2004, 06:41 PM
Go getter tactics, makin' suckers holla


Story of my life :cool:

spacemanspiff
March 12, 2004, 06:55 PM
least Mix knows more terminology than a gunshop commando.

Jason Demond
March 12, 2004, 07:03 PM
I have a couple of his albums on tape, and their pretty tired. They are from my younger days. I wish I had them on CD, but can't really justify the price. I know they sell for cheap, but I paid for them once, and once is enough.

Blain
March 12, 2004, 07:56 PM
....can't someone rip this song off of kazaa, or something, and post it for us? It must be done................at ALL costs! :what:

spacemanspiff
March 12, 2004, 08:06 PM
even if it costs someone ten bucks to order the cd from amazon?

:neener:

QuarterBoreGunner
March 12, 2004, 08:09 PM
Blain- Sorry man, I thought I'd take a crack at it but K-lite on the Kazaa network comes up no joy for that song.

Blain
March 12, 2004, 11:02 PM
Eh?
:confused:

Glock_PhD
March 13, 2004, 12:12 AM
First of all skunk spaceman you two just killed me. Second I have the song but I need somehwere to host it so it can go up here.

Zundfolge
March 13, 2004, 01:11 AM
Second I have the song but I need somehwere to host it so it can go up here.

I'd recommend against it ... its still copyrighted so if you post a link to it here the link will get yanked by the moderators (and for good reason ... forums that allow you to link to copyrighted material end up being shut down)

DigitalWarrior
March 13, 2004, 02:45 PM
I grabbed it off Kazza just to make sure I lokred it, now I am on my way to go buy it. Support the Artists who spead the message "It is an absolute infringement on my second amendment rights".

MicroBalrog
March 13, 2004, 02:51 PM
Can anyone e-mail me with a copy?

Diggler
March 13, 2004, 03:14 PM
If he IS planning on making a comeback, maybe we should all contact him in support of these types of lyrics. Getting this type of attitude into the mainstream teen culture could actually help defuse the brainwashing of the rest of society.

I think it would be a good thing.

Let's get him writing again!

fix
March 13, 2004, 03:21 PM
Happy to report that this is the only rap album I have ever owned. :D

Edit to add: Just found the tape. Playing now.

"So I show 'em my gun permit. Tell 'em I roll legit!" Great!

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