Chill Rob G – The Power

chill-rob-g-the-power-back-n-the-day-buffetChill Rob G released his single “The Power” back in 1989.  The track was produced by The 45 King with Nephie Centeno and was released on Wild Pitch Records. The track first appeared as Power Jam featuring Chill Rob G.  The track can be found on Chill Rob G’s debut album “Ride the Rhythm“.

When I first heard of Chill Rob G, I remember hearing him on a mix with his “Court is Now in Session” track being mixed in and out and trying to figure who this guy is!  I then heard “The Power” by Snap! and I heard Chill Rob G’s vocals saying “It’s getting kinda hectic” and I thought it was his song.  When the rapper did his vocals, I knew it wasn’t a Chill Rob G record.  I then found out that since Snap! stole his lyrics, Chill Rob G stole the beat.  Using a sample of “King of the Beats” by Mantronix and “The Wildstyle” by Time Zone, added to the already dope beat that Snap! had for it’s original track made this jam infectious. Chill took partial parts of his track “Let the Words Flow” to complete the track and give it a more genuine Hip Hop feel.

The album is dope and with tracks like “Let Me Show You”, “Court Is Now in Session”, “Let the Words Flow”, and “The Power”, you know that his debut album “Ride the Rhythm is worth downloading.  Question is: Which version of “The Power” do you like better?

[Verse 1]
“Don’t say this, don’t say that change your lyrics”
Everybody’s a critic – It’s gettin’ kinda hectic
My rhyme is authentic, so it shall remain
My writing exciting, never mundane
In actuality my personality
Keeps my mentality based on real
Life situations, not speculations
But verbal illustrations of how I feel

[Verse 2]
Dull, void, without substance or content
You need to slow your speed, stop the nonsense
These are the words of the risin’ sun, surprisin’ some
Who thought I was just another hum-drum
I’ll take a page, write a phrase, then rephrase it
Treat it like a national flag and upraise it
So a nation of people can feel proud
About a brother who speaks out real loud

I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power

(8x)
It’s gettin’, it’s gettin’, it’s gettin’ kinda hectic

[Verse 2 repeated]
I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power

(8x)
It’s gettin’, it’s gettin’, it’s gettin’ kinda hectic

[Verse 2 repeated]
I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power
You’ve got the power
Hey come on
I’ve got the power
You, you, you and me and Chill Rob G
We’ve got the power
We’ve got the power
I’ve got the power
You’ve got the power
The Chill one Rob G yeah
We’ve got the power
I’ve got the power
I’ve got the power

-Al E.

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