Akrobatik – Built To Last Lyrics

[Intro – Mr. Lif and live crowd]
When I say “Akro”, y’all say “batik”
“Akro!” “batik!” “Akro” “batik!”
When I say “Akro”, y’all say “batik”
“Akro!” “batik!” “Akro” “batik!”

[Verse 1]
Yo check this
These rappers come and they go
But I’ve been here the whole time letting motherf**kers know
This is longevity vs. brevity
You’ll never be ready to meddle with my pedigree
I’m not impressed by Mr. Fresh Guy
Who’s hot now – next year, working at Best Buy
This is Akrobatik, brother, why would you test I?
You leave with your chest fried – even the best tried
And lest I forget, pop rap is no threat
I’m a vet from the era of the purple cassette
And yo, no, I don’t drive no fancy car
But where I’ve been, so, your whip will never get you that far
I’m known as an underground international star
You’re the answer to a trivia question at the bar
You won’t be around next year
But guarantee another Akrobatik gem will reappear
Because (I-I)

[Hook]
I’m built To last
I’m here to stay
I hold it down
Get out my f**king way
I’m built to last
Yeah, you’re here today
But you’re gone tomorrow
Get out my f**king way

[Scratchwork – DJ Reel Drama]
Cause I’m the type of nigga that’s built to last
Built To Last
Cause Im the type of nigga that’s
Built To Last

[Verse 2]
Little dudes handing their careers over like they lost bets
Ain’t willing to put in the years to be a boss vet
Immovable object, Rock of Gibraltar
There’s greatness running by you like you’re blocking for Walter
Old Faithful, verbal shots bust your whole grapefruit
If Ak smells hate, troop? Then Black Hell Breaks Loose
Here’s something new to peep and blast, niggas
For my 2092 jeep ass niggas
What you hear leaves the careers of mad toys dead
We ain’t going nowhere, like Bad Boy said
Fresh since the 80s, in the 90s I was dope
Since 2000, I’ve been one of the most dependable to quote
Whether you know it or not, I’ve been blowing up spots, collecting victories
Rocked with y’all New York City to Italy
I strangle the track, and make the song squirm
Standing strong, firm – Built To Last for the long term, saying

[Hook]

[Scratchwork]

[Verse 3]
Ayo
I’ve returned from aortic dissection
To move hip-hop into a forward direction
So you can clear the orbit of this morbid perception
That hip-hop could forfeit border protection
Y’all forced it with this corporate affection
That’s leaving fans absorbing nothing more than your sexin’ and flexin’
If you ain’t the authentic, then order my next shit
Sit down with it, learn a thing or two about the hectic eclectic
Electricity when I flex my ethnicity
It’s no mystery when I bless the set vividly
That history is being made
In every Ak verse you hear, sincere homage to pioneers is being paid
I make the jams that the fans want to rush for
Akrobatik is the one-man Mt. Rushmore
Reason laid the dope drum track for me
To proceed with rap’s greatest comeback story
Because I am

[Hook]

[Scratchwork]

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