Time to Build

Time to Build Lyrics

JAY-Z, Time & Life Building Blocks

[Intro: Mic Geronimo]
Maybe you don't know what I'm sayin'
It's time— It's time— It's time— It's time—

[Chorus: Mic Geronimo]
Recognize, understand (It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, it's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time— It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, this is time to build)

[Verse 1: Mic Geronimo]
I format my mind for combat
In fact, I put a hole up in your back, god, it’s on like that
Rollin' thick with my people, ain't no room to breathe
Surrounded by murderous felons, drinks and bags of weed
(Man, listen) I swing ax and get fly with the M-I
I'm automatic trampling your static with my semi
So when I squeeze, I'm off in the breeze with ease
Lickin' shots at them wack MCs (It's time to build)
With no direction, I rhyme with perfection skills
Drug a n***a like a pill when it's time to build
Keep it real, let your head rock when I wreck shop
I'm bigger with my style and a bully on your f**king block
Word is bond, I go on
I'm breaking MCs with vocal tones over real rap songs
Insane in the brain, nothing left to gain
Grab a mic up with skill when it's time to build, motherf**kers

[Chorus: Mic Geronimo]
Recognize, understand (It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, it's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time— It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, this is time to build)

[Verse 2: Ja Rule]
n***as increase the pain when they shout my name
Horrified by the thought of hot slugs and graves
'Cause Ja is a sinister character loading that .44 caliber
Infrared aimed at your jugular
Who the f**k are you? Nobody cares
You just be another n***a that needs repairs
Talking to all them n***as sh*tting and all them faggots that be steady b*t*hing
Inside, their insides flippin' (It's time to build)
Signed, sealed, delivered, DOA
Push a nine to your mind and commence to spray
No bullsh*t, naturals done came and left
Scared of life, but wanna play the game of death
What's next? n***as wearing padded Kotex
pu**y-ass MC's get treated like rough sex
I'm possessed, you can't feel what I feel
Irv, be easy on the cut, (It's time to build), uh, uh, uh

[Chorus: Mic Geronimo]
Recognize, understand (It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, it's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time— It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, this is time to build)

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Yeah, fresh on the scene-a with a "f**k-the-next-n***a" demeanor
You know my work, I bless and press more skirts than the cleaners (Uh)
I'm dead relaxed 'cause you cats can't stress the G
[?][2:01] to make you high enough to test me
Gwaan, n***as is moist like Duncan Hines
Choice when I'm voicing my poise, I got poison lines
So flame on, I turn my game on to Expert
n***as get chills when you hear my name on the network
f**k what you n***as kicking on the mic
You chicken like you don't know what an ass-whipping feels like
I'm giving flashbacks, I blaze, n***as split like asscracks
It's the J to the A, smoother than jazz tracks, uh
So when I'm browsing through your housing projects
n***as get five thousand, sh*t is rough
Time to close, I hit you with sixteen of those
Next time, maybe more, but who the f**k knows? (It's time to build)

[Chorus: Mic Geronimo, Rakim & DMX]
Recognize, understand (It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, it's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time— It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, this is time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's— It's— It's time to build, check it out, y'all)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, it's time to build, check it out, y'all)
Recognize, understand (It's time— It's— It's— It's time to build, check it out, y'all, check it out, y'all)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, this is time to build, ahh)

[Verse 4: DMX]
I'm peeling n***as caps like oranges
Hittin' 'em in the head with two-by-four inches
I'm a grimy n***a, so I like my b*t*hes cruddy
My clothes dirty, d**k sh*tty and my knife bloody
I did too much dirt to turn back now
I'm the reason my lil' sister's smoking crack now
I'd feel guilty if I had a heart, but I don't
Could live a carefree life if I stopped killing, but I won't
It's in my blood to destroy mankind
With every murder, I lose a little more of my damn mind
And I ain't got much left to lose, n***a
So don't snooze, n***a, I'm killing crews, n***a
Just pay your dues, n***a, respect my motherf**king style
Or I'll murder your wife and your unborn child
This ain't wild, this how n***as living on the street
A little something that can't be beat (It's time to build)

[Chorus: Mic Geronimo]
Recognize, understand (It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, it's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time— It's— It's— It's time to build)
Recognize, understand (It's time to build, this is time to build)

[Outro: Mic Geronimo]
Recognize, understand
Recognize, understand
Recognize, understand
Recognize, understand (It's time to build)
It's time to build
It's time to build

[Interlude: Mic Geronimo]
Hello?
Yo, what up?
Nothin', who's this?
You know who this, it's Mic
Oh, what's up, Mic?
What's the deal? What you up to?
Sleep
Word? I know that, you know what I'm sayin'?
Kinda bored, whatever, you know? What's the deal?
Man, I'm tryna get some sleep, gotta get up early
Can't just throw a little somethin' on, you know what I'm sayin'?
Send a little car for you or whatever
Got this little [?][4:53] lined up for you
You know how you like that, nah mean?
Yeah, you know that
So, yeah, I'll try

You got to try a little harder than that, what's up?
Alright
Like twenty minutes
Alright

About Time to Build

Time to Build is taken from the album "Time Management Tips - How to Manage Your Time Effectively and Get Your Life Back in Control!" by JAY-Z, Time & Life Building Blocks. It has a duration of 03:10. The genres of this track are: Gangster Rap, Hip Hop, Pop Rap, Rap, East Coast Hip Hop.
Other tracks from this album include: Time to Build