Don’t Play With My…

[Ice Cube]
Yo Jinx man, we gotta find somebody thats down for hers, man
All these girls simple 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

[Chorus x2: Ice Cube]
You can’t play with my Yo-Yo
“Don’t try to play me out, don’t try to play me out”

[Verse 1]
My name is Yo-Yo, I’m not a ho
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 came to dap
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 to mother)
I’m in the 90s, your still in the 80s right
I rock the mic, they say I’m not lady like
But I’ma lady, who will 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,
(Ice Cube)
No, you can’t play with my Yo-Yo

[Chorus: x2]

[Ice Cube]
Whats yo name baby?

[Verse 2]
Thats right, my name is Yo-Yo, but know I’m not a dunkin
As I rap, chilly chill bringin the funk and
I steal yo man, as if he was a hawk and
He’ll call me baby, yo, or even pumpkin
I may be 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 replace
Hang up in my face, its a sad case
So who ya man dippin the dollars, what
Yup, for puttin lipstick on his collar
At home, hes gotta listen to ya holla
But he’ll slap ya, and sock ya, so why bother?
But if you come knockin at my do'(ay yo)
I’ll smoke you, tell em Ice
(Ice Cube)
You can’t play wit my Yo-Yo, sucka

[Chorus: x2]

[Ice Cube]
Fool, 1990 and stand sucka free, yeah
Tell em whats up

[Yo-Yo Rhyming Over Females Voice As She Did Earlier In The Song]
Yo, I hope you realize one day
That ya week is Monday threw Sunday
So listen to my Y-O, heres my bio
And next to me, ha, your not fly yo
Ya lack skills to be a woman thats black
Fake hair in the back, plus green contacts
Yo-Yo, is just tryna 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 the structions
Just thought you wanna know about the Y-O-Y-O
Yo, should I tell em Ice
(Ice Cube)
They know what time it is

[Chorus: x2]

[Ice Cube]
Yo-Yo, the brand new intelligent black lady
Stompin to the 90s!
For all y’all suckas
Aye Jinx, I knew they couldn’t fade it
You Can’t play wit my Yo-Yo

[Verse 3]
The simple to a methaphor, make someone to yell on
To keep it at a latest while they’re yellin, “more, more!”
I am very versatile, changin my ways to diffrent styles
Knowledge is the key, expense is for my backround
Label me as a woman, and sometimes I feel imperior
Follow me on the hands of time, makes no man superior
Should we jam and take the stand, and disback all the
Men who know no more the slang, slang
And thinks wit his ding-a-ling?
I think its time that we defeat
And stand on our on two feet
If we wanna live wit 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”

[female singing]
Ladyyyyyyyy(“don’t try to play me out”)
Yayyyy, yay hey(“don’t try to play me out)
Yay, yay, yay, yay

Yolanda Whitaker

4 August 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Biography

Yo-Yo (born Yolanda Whittaker) has been among the most sophisticated and unpredictable female MCs around. She doesn’t take an overtly feminist tack but urges young women to show sexual restraint and use their minds as well as their bodies.

Her introduction to the hip-hop game came with an appearance on the 1990 Ice Cube track “It’s a Man’s World” (off his debut solo album, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted”). It wasn’t until the next year, when East West America/Atlantic Records issued her first single, “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo” (#1/#36 – R&B/Hot 100) that she gained critical acclaim and success. The following singles “Stompin in the ’90s” (#2 – hip-hop), “Ain’t Nobody Better” (#4/#30 – R&B/Hot 100) and “Girl, Don’t be No Fool” helped propel the album “Make Way for the Motherlode” toward cracking the Billboard Top 100 (#74/#5 R&B) chart. Meanwhile, she added her first screen credit in the Oscar-nominated film Boyz n the Hood (1991) with a small cameo.

After a successful year, she maintained her radio exposure with the singles “Homegirl Don’t Play That” (#3/#53 – R&B) and “Black Pearl” (#11/#74 – R&B), which led to the release of her sophomore album with the same title (#145/#32 – Top 100 R&B). 1993 would prove to be one of her busiest years with film appearances in Who’s the Man? (1993), Menace II Society (1993), Strapped (1993) (TV), and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993); and her third album’s release, “You Better Ask Somebody” (#107/#21 – Top 100 R&B). Although her sophomore album retained the critical success of her debut, it didn’t keep the success. However, aided by the singles “IBWin’ wit My Crewin’,” “Westside Story” (#14 – hip-hop) and “The Bonnie and Clyde Theme” (#1/#37/#72 – hip-hop/R&B/Hot 100), her third album returned her to the best-selling female MCs list.

After 1993, Yo-Yo’s musical career took a back seat to her acting career with appearances in film (1995’s Panther (1995/I)) and television (“New York Undercover” (1994) and a recurring role on “Martin” (1992)). It wasn’t until 1996 that she returned with her fourth release, “Total Control” (now on East West America/Elektra Records), an R&B-infused album that catered more on party jams and happiness. The album (#46 – R&B) and its subsequent singles (“Same Ol’ Thang (Everyday),” “Steady Risin,” “One for the Cuties”) failed to hit and, with a lawsuit for an uncleared sample, the album was pulled off shelves. However, the following year, Yo-Yo added more acting credits with more film (1997’s _Trials of Life_ (1997) and Sprung (1997)) and television (“The Parent ‘Hood” (1995) and “The Jamie Foxx Show” (1996)).

In 1998, Yo-Yo collaborated with some of hip-hop’s finest for her fifth studio release, “Ebony.” The two singles “Iz it Still All Good? (Something’s on Your Mind)” and “Do Ya Wanna Ride?”) went unnoticed, and East West America/Elektra soon deleted the album and released Yo-Yo from her contract. Once again, instead of letting the hardships of the music business get to her, she focused more on acting with larger film roles (1999’s Beverly Hood (1999), 2000’s 3 Strikes (2000), and “The Rev. DoWrong Ain’t Right!”).

After 2000, little was heard from Yo-Yo until her voice work in one of 2004’s best-selling video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (VG). She finally returned to the music spotlight with 2005’s mix-tape remix of Ciara’s “Goodies” and the Game’s “How We Do.” Her sixth studio album is set for release in 2006 on her own indie label amid fans’ anticipation, as well as more voice work on the upcoming animated film Da Jammies (2006) (V).



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