Prince & The NPG
"The Flow"
(unreleased version)

Rock the house
Tony (Yo)
What we gonna do now? (Rock 2 the F-L-O-W)
How? (Just like U'r supposed 2)
NPG N max attack
1 2 mm
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Here more sample

The time has come
4get the fun
just begun my run
bring it hard just like a loaded gun
must have claimed that the rest is mental
Break it down
Let me kick the credential
Strong willed since the day was born
N the flow when 'm bumpin' the norm
& 'm makin' it
Wonderin' if 'm fakin' it?
Wannabes N the 'hood kickin' back talkin' shit
U can't do it
He ain't nothin'
Gotta have a hole N a system that's bumpin'?
Fool, that's what they want U 2 think
Another punk caught N the bureaucratic gangk
& ain't havin' it (Y?)
work 2 hard
Hold me down
'm just bored
Cuz statistics show got the vote
U say U want some more?
Kick it up P
Kick the flow

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Just like U'r supposed 2 do

U dare compare, son
U R unaware
2 make it, U C, takes a certain flair
4 some critics, the proudness of U
U know the ones who pay me like a well paid jigaboo
They call me militant
2 them represent the man who speaks his mind
& isn't hesitant
2 come correct N full effect
give respect
Even if at times it means my neck
Yet, U chastise & U criticize
But there's 1 thing U have not yet realized
got a movement
Oops! Ur lips stoop it
U try 2 diss me? (What?)
U look stupid
Yeah, but 4give & 4get
It makes me a stronger man
When my time not spent on an asshole
just struck a blow
& 2 do that (What?)
U know it takes a flow

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
2 funky 2night, everybody
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W (Kick the flow)
Just like U'r supposed 2 do (Tone, what's up?)
Michael B. N the house
We got the juice
Michael B. N the house
2 funky 2night
Rock, rock, rock the house
Tony, somebody wanna know who U sleep with, man

Contradiction
Ur prediction is that
Is it really important where take my naps? (No!)
Or who sleep with?
People with real minds will peep this out
Then there goes ur clout
Another fool don't know what they're talkin' about
Like the brother who tried 2 approach
& attempt 2 roast (What?)
& even boast about how he knew me when
Damn! Here we go again
U never went 2 school as far as know
& now U'r tryin' 2 say that U'r writin' a bio (Oops!)
About me?
Boy, hate 2 say it
Nigga, please!
've done things U never dreamed b4
Ask what 'm kickin'?
Yo, 'm kickin' the flow

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
2 funky 2night, everybody
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W (Kick the flow)
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Got 2 give the drummer some, alright
Michael B. N the house {repeat}

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
2 funky 2night
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Tony (Yo)
'm gonna give U this groove, but U know what? (What's that?)
Haha (Haha)
Gonna give U this groove, but U know what? (What's that?)
Got 2 give somethin' back ( gotcha covered P)

Who... turn the mutha out? MPLS
Who...? Uh-oh, here we go, here we go!
{repeat lines}
Kick the flow
Start the rap all over again
Kick the flow

The time has come
4get the fun
just begun my run
Kick... the flow (Kick 'em)
Strong willed since the day was born (Yeah)
N the flow when 'm bumpin' the norm
& 'm makin' it (Yeah)
Kick the flow
Kickin' back, talkin' shit
Another punk caught N the bureaucratic gangk
& ain't havin' it (Y?)
Kick the flow
Kick {repeat}

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W (Kick the flow)
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
2 funky 2night, everybody
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W (Kick... the flow)
Just like U'r supposed 2 do

Well paid jigaboo (Whoo)
2 come correct N full effect
give respect
Even at times it means my neck
What?
Yeah
U try 2 diss me (What?)
U look stupid
But 4give & 4get
just throw a blow & we do that, G
Take a bow

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
2 funky 2night
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Give the drummer some

Kick kick... kick the flow (No) {repeat}
Rock, rock, rock the house
Put that straight kick on it

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Just like U'r supposed 2 do

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! (Kick the flow) {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Rock, rock

Who... turn the mutha out? MPLS (No!)
Who...? Uh-oh, here we go, here we go!
{repeat lines}
Bass & drums
Groove

Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Ain't no stoppin' now! {repeat}
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
2 funky 2night, everybody
Rock 2 the F-L-O-W
Just like U'r supposed 2 do
Ow! {repeat}
Yeah

© 1990 The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson