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Andrew Huff / November 19, 2010 12:26 AM

It's been a long time since we asked this one.

Currently, billfold in one, keys and a little spare change in the other, along with a pen. The notebook that's usually in my back pocket is sitting next to me at the moment.

Greg / November 19, 2010 7:04 AM

a banana. But I am also happy to see you.

annie / November 19, 2010 9:13 AM


clint / November 19, 2010 9:34 AM

Nexus One and a billfold. Oh and I second the lint.

Texas T / November 19, 2010 10:19 AM

Lint and a keycard to get into my workplace.

Robyn / November 19, 2010 10:43 AM

One hand, of course:

Baldeesh / November 19, 2010 11:40 AM

2 hair ties, $6, a receipt and a tube of Burt's Bees.

Charlie D. / November 19, 2010 11:52 AM

9 bucks

Eric B. & Rakim / November 19, 2010 12:26 PM

Let me just...
dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin up with lint

So I start my mission- leave my residence
Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents

I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did
I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin funny
Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin move but the money
But now I learned to earn cos I'm righteous
I feel great! so maybe I might just
Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
Then maybe I'll stay alive
So I walk up the street whistlin this
Feelin out of place cos, man, do I miss
A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
Me, Eric B, and Spook, and a nice big plate of
Fish, which is my favorite dish
But without no money it's still a wish
Cos I don't like to dream about gettin paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
To now test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, cos I'm paid in full

David / November 19, 2010 12:49 PM

A lighter for the cigarettes I don't smoke.

Jasmine / November 19, 2010 12:49 PM

iPhone (left pocket) and work badge (right pocket)

Eric B. & Rakim / November 19, 2010 3:24 PM


I just got an e-cable
saying.... none of yall even know what I'm talk'n bout. I'm saying. So "You Tube" the video that Eric B and myself made back in the day, called "Paid In Full"!

p.s. Lula aint nothing but wonder bread all dressed up. Yall the same type of folk who order pad thai at a Thai restaurant.

Man, yall need be ashamed.


Zakia Records
4th & Broadway
New York, NY.

David / November 22, 2010 1:09 AM

I've got a rocket in my pocket. I'm a Jet, after all.

printdude / November 22, 2010 12:29 PM

Nothing at all.

shechemist / November 22, 2010 1:32 PM

a pacifier.

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