Eric B. & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke (Official Music Video)


(oldschool rap music) ♪ I ain’t no joke, I used
to let the mic smoke ♪ ♪ Now I slam it when I’m done
and make sure it’s broke ♪ ♪ When I’m gone no one
gets on cause I won’t let ♪ ♪ Nobody press up and
mess up the scene I set ♪ ♪ I like to stand in a crowd ♪ ♪ And watch the people wonder damn ♪ ♪ But think about it
then you’ll understand ♪ ♪ I’m just an addict addicted to music ♪ ♪ Maybe it’s a habit, I gotta use it ♪ ♪ Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm ♪ ♪ I hook a beat up convert
it into hip-hop form ♪ ♪ Write a rhyme in graffiti
in every show you see me in ♪ ♪ Deep concentration
cause I’m no comedian ♪ ♪ Jokers are wild if you wanna be tame ♪ ♪ I treat you like a child
then you’re gonna be named ♪ ♪ Another enemy, not even a friend of me ♪ ♪ Cause you’ll get fried in the
end when you pretend to be ♪ ♪ Competing cause I just
put your mind on pause ♪ ♪ And I can beat you when you
compare my rhyme wit yours ♪ ♪ I wake you up and as I stare
in your face you seem stunned ♪ ♪ Remember me, the one
you got your idea from ♪ ♪ But soon you start to suffer
the tune’ll get rougher ♪ ♪ When you start to stutter
that’s when you had enough of ♪ ♪ Biting it, I make you
choke, you can’t provoke ♪ ♪ You can’t cope, you should of
broke cause I ain’t no joke ♪ ♪ Joke joke joke joke joke ♪ (old school rap music) ♪ I got a question,
it’s serious as cancer ♪ ♪ Who can keep the average dancer ♪ ♪ Hyper as a heart attack nobody smiling ♪ ♪ Cause you’re expressing
the rhyme that I’m styling ♪ ♪ This is what we all sit down to write ♪ ♪ You can’t make it so you take
it home, break it and bite ♪ ♪ Use pieces and bits of
all the hip-hop hits ♪ ♪ Get the style down pat
then it’s time to switch ♪ ♪ Put my tape on pause and
add some more to yours ♪ ♪ Then you figure you’re ready
for the neighborhood chores ♪ ♪ The E-M-C-E-E don’t even try to be ♪ ♪ When you come up to speak,
don’t even lie to me ♪ ♪ You like to exaggerate,
dream and imaginate ♪ ♪ Then change the rhyme
around, that can aggravate me ♪ ♪ So when you see me come up, freeze ♪ ♪ Or you’ll be one of those seven mc’s ♪ ♪ They think that I’m a new jack
but only if they knew that ♪ ♪ They who think wrong are
they who can’t do that ♪ ♪ Style that I’m doing, they might ruin ♪ ♪ Patterns of paragraphs
based on you and ♪ ♪ Your offbeat dj, if anything he play ♪ ♪ Sound familiar, I’ll wait til E say ♪ ♪ Play ’em, so I’mma
have to dis and broke ♪ ♪ You could get a smack
for this, I ain’t no joke ♪ ♪ Joke joke joke joke joke ♪ (oldschool rap music) ♪ I hold the microphone like a grudge ♪ ♪ B’ll hold the record so
the needle don’t budge ♪ ♪ I hold a conversation
’cause when I invent ♪ ♪ I nominated my DJ the president ♪ ♪ When I emcee I’ll keep a
freestyle going steadily ♪ ♪ So pucker up and whistle my melody ♪ ♪ But whatever you do, don’t miss one ♪ ♪ There’ll be another rough
rhyme after this one ♪ ♪ Before you know it, you’re
following and fiending ♪ ♪ Waiting for the punchline
to get the meaning ♪ ♪ Like before the moral
of my story I’m telling ♪ ♪ Nobody beats the R, so stop yelling ♪ ♪ Save it, put it in
your pocket for later ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m moving the crowd
and B’ll wreck a fader ♪ ♪ No interruptions and the mic is broke ♪ ♪ When I’m gone, then you can joke ♪ ♪ ‘Cause everything is
real on a serious tip ♪ ♪ Keep playing and I get furious quick ♪ ♪ And I’ll take you for
a walk through hell ♪ ♪ Freeze your dome, then
watch your eyeballs swell ♪ ♪ Guide you out of triple stage darkness ♪ ♪ When it get dark again
then I’ma spark this ♪ ♪ Microphone ’cause the
heat is on, you see smoke ♪ ♪ And I’m finished when the beat is gone ♪ ♪ I’m no joke ♪ ♪ No joke no joke no
joke no joke no joke ♪ (oldschool rap music) (explosion rumbles)

100 Replies to “Eric B. & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke (Official Music Video)”

  1. This was Hip Hop at it's best. Now what we as black people need to be careful with is all this bad media surrounding our culture. It's giving raise to everything else which includes the Latino Market. If we don't step it up we will self destruct, we need to stay focused and positive.

  2. hey guys–I'm a metal head rocker but I really like this type of rap. Maybe there are some electrical waves that converge the 2 genres with me….lol

  3. Man I’m a 78 baby real rap music spoiled us. I used to run home to watch rap city and yo mtv raps. Rap back then was like flavors, when had good music from coast to coast.

  4. Yoooo..I remember that fade with the v back shape up was the move… Brooklyn brought that claw back neck shape up W and the arrow parts in the head..

  5. Just a Historical Fact, THIS IS RAP MUSIC NOT HIPPIED HOP. We never Changed the Title the Industry did.
    So I will always say RAP MUSIC.
    REMEMBER "RAP CITY" ON BET

  6. There are few M.C's ever who have this type of irreplacable flow. Not to mention the instantly noticeable voice to match.

  7. Folks, this was when hip hop defined it's genre. In other words, this is hip hop!
    Not the new genre you hear the past 20+ years; they need a different name for that.

  8. The 4k plus people that gave this video a thumbs down are all weak ass rappers from this generation & there people who are jealous that they dont have any skill like this.

  9. WHOS HERE AFTER BEING CONCERNED ABOUT WHO CAME HERE TO POST WHY THEY CAME HERE SO THEY CAN GET LIKES FROM EVERYONE THAT CAME HERE FOR THE SAME REASON?

  10. HIP HOP CLASSIC!!!!!!!!

    RA the GOD MC 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

  11. It's Time to get our life back! Earn some extra cash πŸ’°πŸ’³πŸ›’πŸ’· Urgent Learn Maintenance man skills! Everyone needs a Handyman/Handywomen; it's a Global JobπŸ‘ learn it from a TradeSchool or Become a assistance to a maintenance workerπŸ‘ defeat unemployment:; especially if you have skills to do this NCAA College dropouts or Highschool's dropouts or graduates who are not happy about their career or Job that they thought would bring happinessπŸ‘
    *Heating and cooling repair
    *Plumbing services
    *Water heater replacement
    *Auto mechanic skills
    If you learn these skills you will have a job over 50 years and can start your own business πŸ‘ just might be coming a landscaper πŸ‘πŸŒŽ This is global !
    But on a serious note! Just because you got a Life long Job! You still need a Savior to wake you up an give you the strength to work daily and His name is JESUS CHRIST Yahweh God!

    Matthew 28:18-20 New International Version (NIV)
    18 Then Jesus came to them and said, β€œAll authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    Question: what is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
    Answer: the word gospel means "good news" so the gospel of Christ is the good news of his coming to provide forgiveness of sins for all who will believe Colossians 1:14 Romans 10:9

    The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news anyone will ever hear, and what a person does with this news will determine where he or she spends eternity. God is calling you to choose life. Call on the name of the Lord and be saved (Romans 10:13)

    John 3:16-17 (KJV)
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    THE SINNERS PRAYER
    Dear Father God, I repent of my sins. I open my heart to Jesus. I confess Jesus is my Lord God and my Saviour, I thank you for giving me eternal life. I believe that Jesus, died on the cross for me and rose from the dead. I thank you that today, you have made me your child. Amen

    After you get saved please get baptized! Or baptize your own self in your bathtub full of water:; So you can receive the Holy Spirit:; Start reading your Bible! Start in the Book of John!
    If Jesus is truly inside of you you can use his powers to fight back the enemy satan and his workers of Darkness and anything that attacks your mine in life .Attend a church that have security meaning they rent police! Have a police vehicle on the scene! Let evil people think twice πŸ‘ Or have undercover officers who carry concealed weapons in the church! And support God's people an your pastor/Church an spread the knowledge of Jesus
    ASKMEN.COM

  12. My Era ….used donkey rope chains. No vvs dripp..diamonds …just clean rapp…no dissing women…im 50 years old …but i still aint no joke …πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’―πŸ’―

  13. πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯This one jam is over 30 years old! And can and will ,still body most albums out today! Did I add enough flames?πŸ€” πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  14. I ain't no joke, I used to let the mic smoke
    Now I slam it when I'm done and make sure it's broke
    When I'm gone no one gets on cause I won't let
    Nobody press up and mess up the scene I set
    I like to stand in a crowd and watch the people wonder damn
    But think about it then you'll understand
    I'm just an addict addicted to music
    Maybe it's a habit, I gotta use it
    Even if it's jazz or the quiet storm
    I hook a beat up convert it in a hip-hop form
    Write a rhyme in graffitti in every show you see me in
    Deep concentration cause I'm no comedian
    Jokers are wild if you wanna be tame
    I treat you like a child then you're gonna be named
    Another enemy, not even a friend of me
    Cause you'll get fried in the end if you pretend to be
    Competing cause I just put your mind on pause
    And I can beat you when you compare my rhyme wit yours
    I wake you up and as I stare in your face you seem stun
    Remember me, the one you got your idea from
    But soon you start to suffer but you only get rougher
    When you start to stutter that's when you had enough of
    Biting it, I make you choke, you can't provoke
    You can't cope, you should of broke cause I ain't no joke

    I got a question, it's serious as cancer
    Who can keep the average dancer
    Hyper as a heart attack nobody smiling
    Cause you're expressing the rhyme that I'm styling
    This is what we all sit down to write
    You can't make it so you take it home, break it and bite
    Use pieces and bits of all the hip-hop hits
    Get the style down pack then it's time to switch
    Put my tape on pause and add some more to yours
    Then you figure you're ready for the neighborhood chores
    The e-m-c-e-e don't even try to be
    When you come up to speak, don't even lie to me
    You like to exaggerate, dream and imaginate
    Then change the rhyme around, that can aggravate me
    So when you see me come up, freeze
    Or you'll be one of those 7 mc's
    They think that I'm a new jack but only if they knew that
    They who think wrong are they who can't do that
    Style that I'm doing, they might ruin
    Patterns of paragraphs based on you and
    Your offbeat dj, if anything he play
    Sound familiar, I'll wait til e say
    Play 'em, so I'mma have to dis and broke
    You could get a smack for this, I ain't no joke

    I hold the microphone like a grudge
    B'll hold the record so the needle don't budge
    I hold a conversation cause when I invent
    I nominated my dj the president
    When I'm senile, people freestyle, going steadily
    So pucker up and whistle my melody
    But whatever you do, don't miss one
    They'll be another rough rhyme after this one
    Before you know it, you're following and fiendin'
    Waiting for the punchline to get the meaning
    Like before the middle of my story I'm telling
    Nobody beats the r so stop yelling
    Save it, put it in your pocket for later
    Cause I'm moving the crowd and b a record fader
    No interruptions and the mic is broke
    When I'm gone, then you can joke
    Cause everything is real on a serious tip
    Keep playing and I get furious quick
    And take you for a walk through hell
    Feed your dome then watch your eyeballs swell
    Guide you out of triple state darkness
    When it get dark again then I'mma spark this
    Microphone cause the heat is on, you see smoke
    And I'm finish when the beat is gone, I'm no joke

  15. I don’t understand the hype. I’m not even trying to disrespect or nothin but I don’t see what makes rakim such a wonderful lyricist

  16. πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  17. These new rappers can’t even say a story at all- just repeat the same word and think that wearing every accessory and letting the world know they blunted makes them cool- not!

  18. I Ain't No Joke
    – Eric B. & Rakim

    I ain't no joke, I used to let the mic smoke

    Now I slam it when I'm done and make sure it's broke

    When I'm gone no one gets on cause I won't let

    Nobody press up and mess up the scene I set

    I like to stand in a crowd and watch the people wonder damn

    But think about it then you'll understand

    I'm just an addict addicted to music

    Maybe it's a habit, I gotta use it

    Even if it's jazz or the quiet storm

    I hook a beat up convert it in a hip-hop form

    Write a rhyme in graffitti in every show you see me in

    Deep concentration cause I'm no comedian

    Jokers are wild if you wanna be tame

    I treat you like a child then you're gonna be named

    Another enemy, not even a friend of me

    Cause you'll get fried in the end if you pretend to be

    Competing cause I just put your mind on pause

    And I can beat you when you compare my rhyme wit yours

    I wake you up and as I stare in your face you seem stun

    Remember me, the one you got your idea from

    But soon you start to suffer but you only get rougher

    When you start to stutter that's when you had enough of

    Biting it, I make you choke, you can't provoke

    You can't cope, you should of broke cause I ain't no joke

    I got a question, it's serious as cancer

    Who can keep the average dancer

    Hyper as a heart attack nobody smiling

    Cause you're expressing the rhyme that I'm styling

    This is what we all sit down to write

    You can't make it so you take it home, break it and bite

    Use pieces and bits of all the hip-hop hits

    Get the style down pack then it's time to switch

    Put my tape on pause and add some more to yours

    Then you figure you're ready for the neighborhood chores

    The e-m-c-e-e don't even try to be

    When you come up to speak, don't even lie to me

    You like to exaggerate, dream and imaginate

    Then change the rhyme around, that can aggravate me

    So when you see me come up, freeze

    Or you'll be one of those 7 mc's

    They think that I'm a new jack but only if they knew that

    They who think wrong are they who can't do that

    Style that I'm doing, they might ruin

    Patterns of paragraphs based on you and

    Your offbeat dj, if anything he play

    Sound familiar, I'll wait til e say

    Play 'em, so I'mma have to dis and broke

    You could get a smack for this, I ain't no joke

    I hold the microphone like a grudge

    B'll hold the record so the needle don't budge

    I hold a conversation cause when I invent

    I nominated my dj the president

    When I'm senile, people freestyle, going steadily

    So pucker up and whistle my melody

    But whatever you do, don't miss one

    They'll be another rough rhyme after this one

    Before you know it, you're following and fiendin'

    Waiting for the punchline to get the meaning

    Like before the middle of my story I'm telling

    Nobody beats the r so stop yelling

    Save it, put it in your pocket for later

    Cause I'm moving the crowd and b a record fader

    No interruptions and the mic is broke

    When I'm gone, then you can joke

    Cause everything is real on a serious tip

    Keep playing and I get furious quick

    And take you for a walk through hell

    Feed your dome then watch your eyeballs swell

    Guide you out of triple state darkness

    When it get dark again then I'mma spark this

    Microphone cause the heat is on, you see smoke

    And I'm finish when the beat is gone, I'm no joke

  19. Today this sounds like a subliminal at big daddy kane but rakim and kane never battled. Maybe this was the warning shot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *