". . . you think this is bad?
Wait 'till I get my report card . . ."

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    Stone Cold Rhymin'
  • Young MC (aka Marvin Young) led the beginning of rap's acceptance on Top 40 radio charts with "Bust A Move" and "Principal's Office." He also wrote Tone-Loc's hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina." The Stone Cold Rhymin' album went multiplatinum and he won Grammy and American Music Awards for Best Rap Artist, as well as Billboard's Best New Pop Artist. He holds a degree in economics from the University Of Southern California.


Young MC


Now normally if I can help it
I don't spend a lot of time in a Principal's Office

(RING) . . . What? . . . . 9 O'Clock!!!

Verse 1:
Now as I get to school I hear the late bell ringin',
Runnin' through the hall, I hear the glee club singin',
Get to the office I can hardly speak,
'Cause it's the third late pass that I got this week,
So to my first class I run and don't walk,
All I hear is my sneakers and the scratching of chalk,
And when I get to the room I hear the teacher say,
"Mr. Young I'm happy that you could join us today,"
I try to sit down so I can take some notes,
But I can't read what the kid next to me wrote,
And if that wasn't enough to make my morning complete,
As I try to get up, I find this gum on my seat,
And with the seat stuck to me, I raise my hand,
And say, "Excuse me but can I go to the bathroom, ma'am?"
The teacher got upset, and she screamed out "No,
It's off to the Principal's Office you go."

Verse 2:
12 o'clock comes with mass hysteria,
Everybody rushes down to the cafeteria,
Picked up my tray to have Thursday's lunch,
And when I tried the apple sauce, I heard it crunch,
I'm running up the stairs with my front tooth broken,
The nurse just laughs and says, "You must be jokin',"
I look up at her with a smile on my face,
No joke 'cause my front tooth is out of place,
So I walked to school with ice on my lip,
A nurse's late pass like a gun on my hip,
My books are real heavy, I'm walkin', I'm draggin' it,
No school lunch next week, I'm brown baggin' it,
Forget class, I'ma shoot some ball,
With a late pass I got no trouble at all,
But then the nurse walks up and says, "What do ya know,
It's off to the Principal's Office you go."


Verse 3:
Passin' notes is my favorite pass time,
I can't wait to find a girl to pass mine to,
To express my feelin',
Give me a week, me and the girl'll be dealin',
Now one young lady was lookin' at me,
I said, "Hi, my name is Marvin, known as Young MC,
But then the ball rang, and the teacher came in,
And that's when the game of passin' notes would begin,
I wrote the first note, told her she was fine,
And I hope that the two of us could spend some time,
She wrote me back and told me you're fine, too
I'd love to go on a date and spend some time with you,
So then I sat there reeling, and lookin' at the ceilin',
Words can't express the way that I was feelin',
Then I thought to myself, the sure way to get her,
Is to write another note, oh yes, a love letter,
When I finished the note, it was ready to pass,
The teacher took it, and read it right in front of the class,
She read it word-by-word and line-by-line,
And everybody who was laughin' was a friend of mine,
Even my girl was laughin', it was too late,
No need to write another note 'cause there would be no date,
The teacher looked at me, and I said, "I know,
It's off to the Principal's Office I go."

Yo, you think this is bad?
Wait 'till I get my report card.