"Check Yo Self" is the third and final single from American rapper Ice Cube's third solo album, The Predator. It was released on July 13, 1993, and features New York City rappers Das EFX. It topped both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts while also reaching number 20 on the Hot 100 chart. The song retains two main versions, the original and a remix which utilizes the same beat as Grandmaster Flash's "The Message", titled "Check Yo Self (The Message Remix)". The original mix includes a sample from the intro of the Beastie Boys' track "The New Style", which uses the phrase "check it" throughout the chorus.
[Ice Cube]Tricks wanna step to Cube and then they get played'Cause they bitchmade pulling out a switchbladeThat's kinda trifle 'cause that's a knife, hoAK-47, Assault RifleHold the fifty, I'm nifty, powI gotta new style (Watch out now)I hate motherfuckers claiming that they folding bankBut steady talking shit in the holding tankFirst you wanna step to me?Now your ass screaming for the deputyThey send you to Charlie-Baker-Denver rowNow they runnin' up in you slowYou're gone, used to be the Don Juan (check that shit out)Now your name is just TwanSwitch it, snap it, rolling your eyes and neckYou better run a check
These bills are not a magic bullet and no one believes that they alone will stop reckless driving. They are one more tool, intended to get drivers to self-regulate or check their own behavior. The lives wrecked by irresponsible driving require us to do more. With these bills, maybe we can.
A friend of Techlife recently complained that she had been taken in by a free credit check scam. She filled in some information and the next thing she knew she had a charge she couldn't reverse on her credit card and even worse it was recurring. She was able to immediately stop any future charges, but she was already down more than $40. With ads on television using snappy musical refrains to urge you to check your credit score for free (read the link carefully) it seems so easy. But those ads cost money, they aren't Public Service Announcements, so I am carefully skirting giving them any publicity in this syndicated column.
Let's go back to Ice Cube, his advice is sound. If you don't check yo self (regularly) you run the risk of finding your credit history a wreck when you need to buy a car, house or get a loan. Here's they key, your credit score is the summation of your credit history. Your credit history is where you should spend your time and today I am going to tell you how you can check your credit history for free three times a year (six if you are married.)
Are you a bank? Are you giving yourself a loan? Don't worry about the number, focus on doing the things to protect your history and keep it clean. The score is a tool used by marketers and preys on the fear many people have about their credit. To be clear AnnualCreditReport.com does not provide your credit score. Even they understand the data underneath is what's important. AnnualCreditReport.com exists thanks to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act). It may not have been Ice Cube's intention 20 years ago but even he doesn't want you to wreck yo self. 59ce067264