Here Comes the Hotstepper
Ini Kamoze Lyrics


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Hit it

Nah, na-na-na-nah
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na-na-nah
Nah, na-na-na-nah
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na-na-nah

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
Pick up the crew in-a de area (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

No no we don't die, yes we multiply
Anyone press will hear the fat lady sing
Act like you know, Rico
I know what Bo don't know
Touch them up and go, uh-oh
Ch-ch-chang chang

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
Excuse me mister officer (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

Extraordinary, juice like a strawberry
Money to burn baby, all of the time
Cut to fit is me, fit to cut is she
Come juggle with me, I say every time

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
Dial emergency number (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

Nah, na-na-na-nah
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na-na-nah
It's how we do it man
Nah, na-na-na-nah
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na-na-nah

Hey, start like a jackrabbit, finish in front of it
On the night is jack, that's it, understand?
I'm the daddy of the mack daddy
His are left in gold, maybe
Ain't no homie gon' play me, top celebrity man

Murderer, I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
Excuse me mister officer (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

No, no we don't die, yes we multiply
Anyone test will hear the fat lady sing
Act like you know, G go, I know what Bo don't know
Touch them up and go, uh-oh
Ch-ch-chang chang

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
Pick up the crew in-a de area (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

Nah, na-na-na-nah
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na-na-nah
Yeah man, it's how it is
Nah, na-na-na-nah
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na-na-nah
Right

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
Big up all crew bow ya (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
I'm the lyrical danger (murderer)
Pick up the crew in-a de area (murderer)
Still love you like that (murderer)

Here comes the hotstepper
I'm the lyrical gangster
I'm a live in-a me danger
Still love you like that

Hey, da-da da-da
Da-da, da-da
Da-da, da-da
(Come on)

(Come on)

(Come on)

(Come on)





(Come on)

Overall Meaning

The song "Here Comes the Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze is an upbeat and lively song with a mix of reggae and hip-hop elements. The lyrics are heavily influenced by the Jamaican music culture and language, as well as African American slang. The "hotstepper" referred to in the song is the singer, who is boasting about being a skilled and charismatic figure who commands the respect of those around him. He introduces himself as the "lyrical gangster" and boasts about his ability to "pick up the crew in-a de area." He also suggests that he has a certain level of authority when he tells the listener to "act like you know, Rico."


Throughout the song, the singer references violence and danger, using the word "murderer" several times. However, he also expresses love and affection, stating that he "still love[s] you like that." The song seems to be a celebration of the singer's charisma and confidence, as well as his devotion to his crew.


Overall, the song is a catchy and upbeat track with a unique blend of musical styles and cultural influences.


Line by Line Meaning

Here comes the hotstepper (murderer)
The artist is warning others that he is great in whatever he does.


I'm the lyrical gangster (murderer)
He is an innovator and the king of the entertainers.


Pick up the crew in-a de area (murderer)
He is the face of the group and encourages others to follow his lead.


Still love you like that (murderer)
He loves his fans despite his rough demeanor.


No no we don't die, yes we multiply
The artist and his fans won't be defeated and when in large numbers, they cannot be stopped.


Anyone press will hear the fat lady sing
There will be consequences when someone tries to go against the artist or his followers.


Act like you know, Rico
He wants people to show him respect and not try to act superior.


I know what Bo don't know
He knows things that are not known by others.


Touch them up and go, uh-oh
He wants his fans to approach others and move on to the next.


Ch-ch-chang chang
Change is essential for one's growth and adaptation.


Excuse me mister officer (murderer)
He is not afraid of the law and is willing to break the rules when necessary.


Extraordinary, juice like a strawberry
He is sensational and always stands out in the crowd just like the sweetest fruit, strawberry.


Money to burn baby, all of the time
He has a lot of money and he can afford to waste it without any worries.


Cut to fit is me, fit to cut is she
He is perfect and people are trying to emulate him.


Come juggle with me, I say every time
He motivates people to be part of his entourage and keep up with the game.


Dial emergency number (murderer)
He is causing disruption and chaos whenever he appears.


Nah, na-na-na-nah
This is just an exclamation to call attention.


It's how we do it man
This is how they always do things.


Hey, start like a jackrabbit, finish in front of it
He is a quick starter and always emerges as the winner.


On the night is jack, that's it, understand?
He shines above all during the night and always stands out.


I'm the daddy of the mack daddy
He is the king of success and influential people follow him.


His are left in gold, maybe
He is successful and people look up to him.


Ain't no homie gon' play me, top celebrity man
He is beyond the status of just a celebrity, and no one can deal with him on the same level.


Big up all crew bow ya (murderer)
He is congratulating his followers and loved ones.


I'm the lyrical danger (murderer)
He is dangerous, and people should not underestimate him.


Nah, na-na-na-nah
This is just an exclamation to call attention.


Right
This means 'Steer rightly' or 'Enjoy the moment'.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Christopher Kenner, Ini Kamoze, Kenton Nix, Salaam Remi Gibbs

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