Ill Al Skratch – I’ll Take Her

Ill Al Skratch released their single “I’ll Take Her” on August 30, 1994.  The track features Brian McKnight on the hook and was produced by The LG Experience and LoRider.  The album was released on Mercury Records and  was the second single off their debut album “Creep Wit’ Me“.

When we first hear Big Ill and Al Skratch, they had released their debut track “Where My Homiez? (Come Around My Way)” that had a R&B feel to it courtesy of The Isley Brothers track “Choosey Lover” and on the video version “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Playing Your Game Baby” by Barry White.  This track continues that R&B feel once again and even recruits one of the greatest R&B crooners to sign the hook.  Brian McKnight gives it that pop appeal that will have these guys crossing over.

This fly love song samples Curtis Mayfield’sYou’re So Good to Me” which was the same song Mary J Blige used for her track “Be Happy“.  The obvious Hip Hop sample on this track is EPMD’sJane” track where Parish Smith says, “Looked her up and down, said hmm I’ll take her“.  The rhymes are not complex in any way but it’s the sample and Brian McKnight’s hook that steals the show.

If you check out the album, both versions of “I’ll Take Her” and “Where My Homiez” are what people remember and love best.  Tracks like “This Is for My Homiez” , “Chill with That” and “Summertime (It’s All Good)” are cool cuts, but nothing here to call it a classic album or debut.

“Looked her up and down, said hmm I’ll take her”
–] Parrish Smith {*1}

[BM] Hoooooooo-ooh! {*1}
[BM] I’ll take her.. {*1}
[BM] Hoooooooo-ooh! {*1}
[BM] I’ll take her..
[BM] Oooooooh-ooooh-oohh, ohhh yeahhhh {*1}

Verse One: Al Skratch

Yeah, it’s Al Skratch, that real smooth brother
The undercover lover makin moves on your mother
If I have to, it’s only natural, that I rap to
Any girl walkin through my hood if she’s lookin good
And if she’s somethin fine, I’ll be humpin hind
Let’s get it on, ain’t nuthin wrong, with a little Bump N Grind
(Bump N Grind) Now that’s what my man say
Sometimes I lay in my bed, and I dream of bein hand-fed
I made the jam, with my man, about the _Homiez_
But now I must remember all about my tenderonis
You’re lonely by your homey baby I know how you’re feelin
You in the mood for some Sexual Healing (sexual healing!)
Walk in to the jump I spot you as the music’s blarin
Starin, but not – carin, about, what you – wearin
You’re full grown with a mind of your own
I make you moan as my bone turn brick like stone
Whether you’re single we can mingle as you jingle
Swing low, with the black Mandingo
I be the dough money-maker rump-shaker
To the bedroom I said “hmm I’ll take her”

[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
[BM] Said if you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
Don’t waste her time, don’t waste no time
[BM] Said if you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
[BM] Said if you don’t want her don’t waste her time
I’ll take her, I’ll take her

Verse Two: Big Ill

Yeah, well it’s Big Ill, silly me, I puff the Phillie G
I make your body move, get smooth like Billy Dee
Get you hopin, make you beg for the third leg twice
Cause I _Make it Funky_ like my name was Greg Nice
Hit you off, then I’m ghost somethin proper-like
Two things I never do: fall in love or drop a mic
I’m Big Ill, now you know my style I’m glad you came
I give your man a pound, then I ask you what’s your name
(What’s your name baby?) Sign a autograph, then I step w/ my staff
To the hotel, hope everything goes swell
That’s what you say as I sway on my way to my room
Crazy deep, don’t sleep I keep the poom poom.. jockin
Clockin, knockin out the box when, I perform
That’s why the girlies they swarm to see Big Ill
Later on that night at the arena
I seen her, tryin to get backstage between the
Niggas I was wit and the security, she didn’t
Lookin from a distance I see her booty’s hittin (oh yes babe)
Stagger to the barricade and bag her as I grab her
Thinkin to myself, “Aiyyo, I got to have her”

[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
I’ll take her, I’ll take her, I’ll take her
[BM] Said if you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
On my knees, ohh yeah
[BM] Said if you don’t want her don’t waste her time
Hahhh-ohhhh-ohhh-ohh-oh-hohh-yeah, I’ll take her (I’ll take her)
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time
Bring it here to me, yeahhh!
[BM] Said if you don’t want her don’t waste her time
Ooohhhhhh, I’ll take her

Verse Three: Big Ill, Al Skratch

Yeah.. yeah.. I like your flow yo, do I say oh no?
And get it hittin one on one like a solo
I think not, cause it ain’t no fun
If my homey Mr. Raspy Skratch can’t get none

Hey! I be the one with the voice that’s raspy
Al Skratch see, gettin downright nasty
I pass the, girls in my vicinity
Back to my man Big Ill, he got the remedy

For the..

[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
Oooh baby oh baby
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
I’ll take her, I’ll take her, I’ll take her
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time {*1}
On my kneeeeeeeees!
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time
I’ll take her.. I’ll take her, I’ll take her
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..
I’ll take her
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..
Hooooh! I’ll take her take her take her!
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..
I’ll take her take her take her!
I’ll take her take her take her!
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..
I’ll take her!
[BM] If you don’t want her don’t waste her time..

-Al E.

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