Thursday, 12 February 2009

Yo-Yo - You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo 1991

East West Records 7567-96331-0

Yolanda Whittaker comes from Compton and was nominated for a Grammy. American hardcore rapper and actress (Boyz N The Hood, Sister Act 2, etc.) she's very anti sexism, particularly in rap music. The IBWC mentioned in the lyrics is her crew, the Intelligent Black Woman's Coalition.

Yo-Yo first appeared as a guest on AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Ice Cube's 1990 album. Her critically acclaimed debut was 1991's Make Way for the Motherlode. The album's biggest single was You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo, which also features Ice Cube. In 2008 it ranked #92 in VH1's Top 100 Rap Songs and Yes, she is still performing.

Produced by Sir Jinx and Ice Cube for Lench Mob productions, Ice Cube features on the track too, quite heavily actually although Yo-Yo needs no support, this girl can hold her own. Of the three tracks featured here, it really don't get any better than the Real Remix on the A Side. It has soul in the music and yet the rap flows just like it should. The other mixes are interesting but superfluous.
  • Real Remix
  • Hip Hop Remix
  • Radio Eidt
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Yo-Yo.rar Filesize: 25.22 MB

Yo-Yo feat. Ice Cube
You Can't Play With My Yo Yo
(Yo-Yo, Ice Cube, James Brown & Charles Sherrell)

Yo Jinx man, we gotta find somebody thats down for hers, man
All these girls stupid man, who you think fit the category?

Its me, the brand new intelligent black woman Y-O-Y-O
Which is Yo-Yo, but I'm not to be played
Like I was made by Matell
But this Yo-Yo is made by woman and male
I rhyme about uprights upliftin the woman
For that are superior to handle by any male
Any time, any rhyme, any flow, and any show
And if you ask my producers that we fly and you know

You can't play with my Yo-Yo
"Don't try to play me out, don't try to play me out"

My name is Yo-Yo, I'm not a ho, no
I like to flow so swift, its got to be a gift
So yo, let the beat lift, as I rip and rhyme
And rap and slap all the girls who can't adapt

To the fact I get the 8-ball, or the jam
The earrings I wear are called dophins
Check the booty, yo its kinda soft and
If you touch, you livin in a coffin (word 'em up)

I'm in the 90s, your still in the 80s right
I rock the mic, they say I'm not lady like
But I'm a lady, I pull a stunt though
I kill suckas, and even hit the block

So what you wanna do?
Ya must play it wrong (ay yo)
Cause to me, you simply can't get none
You wetter, then a hotter ho in snow
Tell em Ice Cube,

No, you can't play with my Yo-Yo
Whats yo name baby?

Thats right, my name is Yo-Yo, but know I'm not a dunkin
As I rap, chilly chill bring in the funk and
I steal yo man, thats if he is a hunk and
He'll call me baby, yo, or even pumpkin
Or maybe Buttercup, or even Ms.Yo
We had dinner, and know we drinkin Cisco
Hit the slow jams, its gettin cosy
Your home alone, so now you gettin' nosy
Your kinda young, so of course
You had to call my place, hang up in my face,

It's a sad case of who the man's givin' the dollars, Word
Oops, I put some lipstick on his collar
At home, hes gotta listen to ya holla
But he'll slap ya, and smack ya, so why bother?
But if you come knockin at my do'(ay yo)
I'll smoke her, tell 'em Ice

You can't play wit my Yo-Yo, Sucka

Fool, 1990 stands sucka free, yeah
Tell em whats up

Yo, I hope you realize one day
That ya week is Monday through Sunday
So listen to my Y-O, here's my bio
And next to me, ha, you're not fly yo

Ya lack the skills to be a woman that's black
Fake hair in the back, plus green contacts
Yo-Yo, is just tryin' to stop ya
Because the world ain't a big soap opera
It only takes one punch to drop ya
And then the I.B.W.C. will come mob ya
But no, I'm not livin' like that first
Although I pack, a real small gat in my purse (right, right)

But no, its not to cause corruptions
Just to fight back, on destruction
Just thought you wanna know about the Y-O-Y-O
Yo, should I tell em Ice
They know what time it is

You can't play with my Yo-Yo
"Don't try to play me out, don't try to play me out"

Yo-Yo, the brand new intelligent black lady
Stomp into the 90s!
For all y'all suckas
Aye Jinx, I knew they couldn't fade it

You can't play with my Yo-Yo
"Don't try to play me out, don't try to play me out"

Syllable to a metaphor,make someone to yell on
To keep it at a limit where they're yellin' "more, more!"
I am very versatile, changing my ways to different styles
Knowledge is the key, expense is for my background

Label me as a woman, and sometimes I feel inferior
Following on the hands of time, makes no man superior
Should we get up and take the stand, and dis' back all the
Men who know no more than a slut
And thinks wit his ding-a-ling?

I think its time that we defeat
By standing on our own two feet
If we wanna live with justice and harmony
How many more rounds must I go
In order to let my people know
Times were hard, things have changed

"Don't try to play me out"

Yay, yay, yay, yay


  1. Great track - I remember the video to this being played on YO!MTV Raps.

    *sigh* all of a sudden I feel kinda old.



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