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"How to be the Man" - RiFF RAFF [SoundCloud Audio & Lyrics]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published November 25, 2013

RiFF RAFF made headlines earlier this year when he announced that his debut album would be released by Diplo's Mad Decent records. Now, we're graced with "How to be the Man," the upcoming album's first single, and it's a doozy.

Backed by an infectious DJ Mustard beat (and some truly bonkers artwork), "How to be the Man" showcases RAFF at his finest, calling himself not only Mary Poppins and "Rap game Uncle Ben," but also the white version of both Danny Glover and Eddie Murphy. Love him or hate him, the man's got a great sense of humor.

Neon Icon will be released on January 28th, and it's set to feature appearances by (deep breath) Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, Future, Juicy J, Bun B, Paul Wall, Action Bronson, Big Sean, Skrillex, 2 Chainz and Skylar Grey. Stay tuned for more on that, and be sure to check out the inaugural episode of RiFF RAFF's new Complex show while you're waiting.

RiFF RAFF "How to be the Man" lyrics:

[Hook:]
Show you how to be the man
How to be the boss
How to come through with seven coats of the gloss
Show you how to be the man
Show you how to be the man

Show you how to be the man
How to be the boss
How to buy the car, how to buy the house
Show you how to be the man
Show you how to be the man

Back in eighth grade
Banana berry wrist
Teacher wanna tell me be realistic
That bitch try to tell me 'be realistic'
I pull up five years later in a drop top six
Butterscotch twist
She checkin' her lipstick
Might be in a movie with Barry Sanders
Might be Adam Sandler
And my cup is Pink Panther
High School cool, I was on the news
Fist full of jewels
Looks like a swimming pool
Aqua shock start
Glow in the dark shark
Mark my words, I don't need acceptance
I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians
Suckas keep on flexin
I'm bringin' out the rice
Shawty's chuckin dice
Watchin' Miami Vice
Served him a slice
That's a given
Now I'm the man
But I'm crawlin' like a kitten

[Hook]

Packin' my luck
Push get to shovin'
Show Jody lovin'
When I'm flippin' candy pumpkins
Might hit the club
And it's the white Danny Glover
Rap game Uncle Ben
Pullin' rice out the oven
Now I'm Julius Caesar
In Versace wife beater
Would go on vacation
But my whole life's a weekend
Whole lotta money
All bills paid
Next pay day I'm buyin' three or four chains
Now I'm picture perfect
Shoulda been a surfer
Aw shit, look who it is
It's the white Eddie Murphy
Big ballin,' no stoppin'
Trunk steady knockin'
Floatin' through the sky -- Mary Poppins

[Hook]

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Source: Mad Decent Official SoundCloud Page

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