Street Sweeper Social Club - Mama Said Knock You Out Lyrics

[Boots Riley]
Don't call it a comeback! I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckers in fear
Makin the tears, rain down like a mon-SOON!
Listen to the bass go boom!
Explosion! Overpowerin
Over the competition, I'm towerin
Wreckin shop, when I drop
these lyrics that'll make you call the cops
Don't you dare, stare
You better move! Don't ever compare
me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
Competition's payin the price

[Chorus: repeat 4X]
I'm gonna knock you out, momma said knock you out

[Boots Riley]
Don't you call this, a regular jam
I'm gonna rock this land
I'm gonna take this itty bitty world by storm
And I'm just gettin warm
Just like Muhummad Ali they called him Cassius
Watch me bash this
beat like a skull; cause you know I had beef with
Why do you riff with me? The maniac psycho
And when I pull out my jammy get ready
cause it might go BLAOW! How you like me now?
The rhythm will not allow
you to get with.. Mr. Smith, don't riff
Listen to my gears shift
I'm blastin, outlastin
Kinda like (Shaft), so you could say I'm shaftin
Olde English filled my mind
And I came up with a funky rhyme!!


[guitar solo from Mr. Morello]

[Boots Riley]
Shotgun blasts are heard
When I rip and kill, at, will
The man of the hour, tower of power
I'll devour
I'm gonna tie you up and make you understand
that I'm not yo' average man
when I got a jammy in my hand
Listen to the way I slay, yo' crew
Destruction, terror, and mayhem
Pass me a sissy soft sucker I'll slay him
Oakland... L.A... Oakland, Oakland!!


[Boots Riley]
I don't think they can handle this
I don't think they know what to do
You just got the motherfuckin shit knocked outta ya
Just let that shit rock one more time, let's do it!


[Boots Riley]
You have just been rocked, by the Street Sweeper Social Club
We're more than a band, we're a motherfuckin social club!
[crowd noise to end, some dude says "Let's be Facebook friends!"]

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Street Sweeper Social Club Mama Said Knock You Out Comments
  1. Julian Davies

    I was just off on a LL cool J lick, and I found this remake by Tom and the boyz! Nice

  2. 5500somerandomdude

    a lot better than FFDP's thats for fucking sure.

  3. Aaron Bowen

    then go listen to zack de la rocha

  4. pip skip


  5. BeastieG13

    thats so fuckin dope

  6. A2Z11tree

    so happy i clicked on this

  7. Christian Flynn

    So does Zack

  8. Khaled Rashad

    ''destruction, terror, & mayhem'' just wondering how fucking sweet is that !!!

  9. wordspeaker

    These guys need to get chuck d on a track

  10. jack haw

    all i know is mamma gonna knock 6 people the fuck out

  11. Eosin Ghetto

    Nice remake! We love it! Big Up!

  12. Jaychozavri

    wohoooo damnnnn ll Cool jays knocked out !

  13. jack haw


  14. Marc Trench-Morris

    the solo is an epic RAGE solo

  15. John Stockton

    Is it wrong that I like this better than the original?

  16. mashroom1993

    god motherfucker YEAH

    first system then ratm some years ago now this!
    fuck me sweet jesus what else am i going to discover

    tom morello kicks ass.

  17. snigahiga

    This cover shows

    1) How good LL Cool J was in 1990
    2) How wack he is now
    3) How awesome the chemistry between Boots and Tom is.

  18. Monty Shedrick

    calling attention to them is just as anoying!

  19. Jonathan Jones

    @TheLightningSaix RATM lead me too listen to this :D

  20. GreenLizard1000

    @vija0014 You know what to do then. :)

  21. rozkrokokrok

    HO HO HO HO HO !!!!

  22. GreenLizard1000

    I pledge to vote down any whining, hate speech, anything about Bieeber, and anything that remarks about the number of dislikes.

  23. DasBerd

    3 People had their moms knocked out

  24. Michael McLeod

    YES I LOVE THiS!!!!!!!!

  25. Kajor S

    Morello is GAWD

  26. krevice

    3 assholes got knocked out!

  27. Jonathan Jones


  28. Mister F

    @DavidTaylorRocks lol, it sounds EXACTLY like foxy lady!

  29. TheRagingCheese

    @eatdirtfartdust Yeah, I think so too. Sounds like him anyway.

  30. eatdirtfartdust

    @TheRagingCheese I think that's Tom Morello saying that.

  31. Daniel James

    hahaha this band is sweet

  32. TheRagingCheese

    LOL "Try twittering that ppl!" "Let's be facebook friends!" at the end. hahaha