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The Heroes of The Harvest


In Tha South

(Speech)

In the south is where it’s at / crazy phat weather no leather needed on yo back / perfect for a ride outside / hop in the drop top / pop in the hip hop tape and marinate in the sun / speakin’ of sun there’s only one and nine months outta twelve / can U guess where it dwells in the south / parks literally breathe like a mouth / and at night kids go out / the little ones go in and pout / cuz they gotta go to bed / cuz in the south in is dead and out is alive / so everyone strives to keep it outside! / D.J.s play in the streets bumpin’ beats and sellin’ mix tapes of all the greats / women is rentin’ roller skates / ice cream and soul plates fill the hands of this land / cats caravan and just drive around bumpin’ sounds / pound for pound / the south’s where everyone gets down / c’mon . . .

Chorus:

In the south / we can take you all around / and everywhere you go / we got these funky sounds / in the south Eshe Cadillacs, Pontiacs, Benzs, and BMWs / Impalas and Cutlass / you can’t touch as when we cruise / Speech Yo I set a mood like a dimmer / guess who’s coming over to eat cornbread and collard greens and hot sauce for dinner / I don’t hang around the scene but that don’t mean that I’m not in the scene / I’m just doin’ somethin’ / cuz I refuse to cuss it don’t mean that I’m frontin’ / I be the first to bum rush your whole dinner or luncheon In the south baby!

Chorus:

In the south / we can take you all around / and everywhere you go / we got these funky sounds / in the south / we can take you all around / and everywhere you go / we got these funky sounds

(Eshe)

Halter tops, cut off shorts, wife beaters, and Jesus sandals / it’s not too hot but just enough for you to handle / and what do you know about them long johns under yo shorts / wit them Reebok classics that we all love to sport / it’s all about feeling good / it ain’t no shame / we even got big girls wearing capri pants still spitting game / average heat index is 80 / very seldom shady / whether you looking for men or ladies / it’s always a possible maybe / yeah

(Jazze Pha)

Eggs grits by the dozen / it’s just your country cousin / sometimes I might be a slight buzzin’ uh huh / thought it is when it wasn’t / Cadillacs vogues be dippin’ / out of big jugs I’m sippin’ / got it goin’ on I be gripping on a little cheese/ hope I don’t get a whippin’

Chorus:

In the south / we can take you all around / and everywhere you go / we got these funky sounds / in the south Jazze Pha Roll sown the streets Bumpin my beats Eat a little meat Look at pretty feets Girls look good Sittin’ on the hood It’s a fly lady Cadillac diamond in the back yeah

In the south / we can take you all around / and everywhere you go / we got these funky sounds / in the south

In the south / we can take you all around / and everywhere you go / we got these funky sounds / in the south

(Jazze Pha)

Mama’s in the kitchen / cookin’ up greens Making them yams / cookin’ them hams


Rules 2 Tha Game

the heart is not to be discussed in a rhyme / makes U seem soft it’s a hip hop crime / love is not to be brought up on what you wrote / unless yo love is for money weed yo niggas or yo coast / yo video it has to be bright directed by Hype / and filled wit girl dancers butt out wit gear tight / you attitude don’t ya dare smile act vile / unless you’re pretty den dress like you work at Magic City / yo interviews don’t act like you really care / act like U don’t really wanna be dere try not to stare / marriage not to be discussed / cuz that would imply trust and that can’t describe none of us / God that won’t be too odd / as long as U ain’t really tryin’ to live right / just front it in the rhymes you write / O.K. if you’ll do it this way u’ll be fine / just sign on the dotted lines these is the rules to da game

I been in this biz since the 80s / drivin’ a Ford Escort no Mercedes / our first record deal we got 70 grand / made an albumfor 60 spliit the rest wit my band / toured black colleges in a 12 seat van / with 10 musty cats fartin’ burpin’ and sleepin’ / cramped up filledwith laughter and anger and weepin’ / amped up waitin’ for the next stop we was eatin’ / I did what I did for the hip hop gigs / grab the microphones at benues to rock hip hop kids / there was many non believers so we shut many lids / then sealed em wit a saelant so brute it left em mute! / some press claimed that what I rocked was just cute / then fans like U put a sock up in dey chute / and left em mute den dey boss gave em da boot / little knowing I’d get one too lesson learned / more wisdom next turn God willin’ / here I am again your friend not yo villain / you remember me spillikn’ that X-Ray vision / that exposes hypocrisy for all who wanna listen / sure there’s always those who’ll be dissin’ talk me down / a prophet never respected up in his hometown / so those who wanna get into this sound it’s all the same / and here’s the rules to da game

Rules 2 da game / is it ever gone change / can I ride in a pluck / do I have to rent a range huh / change names or would you keep the same / what a shame / it’s how they do to stay in the game / I can’t complain/ everybody wants the fame / and the big change quick to bring to big thangs / try to rearrange / but we split flames / A.D. superstars we ahead of the game / that’s why the shhh . . . / we got so hot / to me you could probably strike a match and set fire to me / get high wit me / no that just don’t ride wit me / A.D. never falling in a trap you see / from MTV, BET, NAACP that’s who A.D. / from SNL to supreme cliental cause / of our record sells that’s who / 6 million sold in the states and over seas / don’t act brand new / that’s who A.D. / doing shows in the states most artists can’t pronounce / making foreigners bounce / that’s who A.D.

Now I could talk about you chicks / with the ice on your writs / but you probably get pissed and spit up all your crys / and oh to you girls that be hanging back stage / with your high class looks / making minimum wage / I challenge you to play the game another way / get up get out / get your own pay / lookin’ for rappers ball players and thug niggas / with seven figures / hopin’ and wishin’ it’ll make you bigger / oh no you’re labeled as a hoe / you’ve been seen backstage at every show / they don’t respect you / girl you got a ways to go / you didn’t know industry boys got change to blow / cuz you the Kenneth Cole type / DKNY BMW 325I / I know your type / yeah all talk and no hype / livin’ up the fast life / as long as the price right / get your game right / learn the rules and keep it tight / the do’s don’t’s and might’s staying out of the thug life / ain’t nothing changed you the only one to blame / get up out the fast lane / that’s the rules to da game

the heart is not to be discussed in a rhyme / makes U seem soft it’s a hip hop crime / love is not to be brought up on what you wrote / unless yo love is for money weed yo niggas or yo coast / yo video it has to be bright directed by Hype / and filled wit girl dancers butt out wit gear tight / you attitude don’t ya dare smile act vile / unless you’re pretty den dress like you work at Magic City / yo interviews don’t act like you really care / act like U don’t really wanna be dere try not to stare / marriage not to be discussed / cuz that would imply trust and that can’t describe none of us / God that won’t be too odd / as long as U ain’t really tryin’ to live right / just front it in the rhymes you write / O.K. if you’ll do it this way u’ll be fine / just sign on the dotted lines these is the rules to da game

Boyee step off a me / and don’t try ta size me up I’m not yo property / in fact ya need ta about face and hit da highway / if ya don’t like what I say fly away like Goodie Mob say


Music & Life

Super dynamite soul / microphone check / one two yo Nobody took the place of us / had the pace of us / comin’ at you like a Mack truck / jokers backin’ up / jokers actin’ up / dem jokers gettin’ tacked up and racked up and jacked up / lyrically cuz they done slacked up now Music work / life death / dance stand / up down If you want it come and get it / cause A.D. we coming wit it / if you don’t then won’t you spit it / if you not then won’t your quit it / get it up / get it crunk / throw dem ‘bows / and get buck / can bump this in you jeep / or in yo navigator truck / what Playa hated imitate it / all you want but never duplicate it / love with the most anticipated / A.D. back man don’t debate it / call the cops / I’m out da box / spittin’ flames / and I chew rocks / got it locked down like Fort Knox / double M (Mental Menace) hits and the show stops Music work / life death / dance stand / up down Super dynamite soul / microphone check / one two yo Bidda dom bidda dom blue / this one dedicated to fans like you / no matter if your white China man black or blue / this music that we make we make platinum for you / congo bass line rhythm say dis how we do / if you love how we do / then make this for you / whaa come a come along / bring your family ya like / if you are hip and you’re hype Music work / life death / dance stand / up down


Somewhere in North Georgia

Chorus:

I heard somewhere in North Georgia there is a place / where the heart knows no pain and the tear knows no face / and a song is playin from every roof top space / pack your bags lets go there I heard their closing the gates.

(Speech)

I vibe on the steets / feel alive on the streets / put my back pack on and be like tied to the street / the heat of the city makes me sweat to repeat / the experience of life that I get from the street’s / then life gets hot and makes me wanna cool off / it seems my head can take it but my skins to soft / so I realize I’m only human and my purpose is crossed/ and by the waves of life I’m constantly tossed / sometimes I wanna sit and just play my guitar except I don’t know how to play so I just stare at the stars and wonder wonder wonder

Chorus:

I heard somewhere in North Georgia there is a place / where the heart knows no pain and the tear knows no face / and a song is playin from every roof top space / pack your bags lets go there I heard their closing the gates.

(Raz)

We’re all lokkin’ for a natural mystic someplace where we can be free real free (no pain no more / no pain no more) the grass is always greener on the other side (the country side) Heyy…

(Speech)

I vibe on the steets / feel alive on the streets / put my back pack on and be like tied to the street / the heat of the city makes me sweat to repeat / the experience of life that I get from the streets / then life gets hot and makes me wanna cool off / it seems my head can take it but my skin’s to soft / so I realize I’m only human and my purpose is crossed/ and by the waves of life I’m constantly tossed / sometimes I wanna sit and just play my guitar except I don’t know how to play so I just stare at the stars and wonder wonder wonder

Chorus: (2x)

I heard somewhere in North Georgia there is a place / where the heart knows no pain and the tear knows no face / and a song is playin from every roof top space / pack your bags lets go there I heard they’re closing the gates.


The Story of Us

Eshe the swat swinger / R&B singer / finesse bringer / dance moves up off the ringer Rasa see me five six tall / chant like yellow / make the crowd go wild Speech the one with split personalities / get on the tables and spin / bust a rhyme and then sing Baba the elder of the group / the first to lose my teeth / and have to sip soup Eshe down south ghetto superstar / coming wit the rah rah / you know who we are Rasa the one the fans love / cuz when on the mike I come strictly rub-a-dub Speech the one to blose his nose at a show / like a horn blow / that’ll make Black Rob whoa Baba the papa / put the O in O.G./ sittin’ in my rocker / act like you know me


‘07 Strugglin’

Chorus:

Strugglin’ – trying to make way/ holding on – clinging to God diggin’ in – diggin’ in the crates/ prayin’ and – Praying everyday running and – running around town / Hustlin’ – gotta feed the kids.

(Speech)

I see signs in my road (ha) future looks blurry but (ha) gotta learn to (ha) laugh at my woes and be like (nah) gotta keep my faith on God roll with his squad bad company corrupts my character (ha) every sin starts within’ the inner center – rely on the book he sent ya – allow it to cut like a ninja even offend ya. Sister Eshe what cha want. Come up to this microphone honey about to flaunt yo…

(Eshe)

Flaunt what? Now days they wanna cut, one night stands and such, hope my sista’s wake up, don’t front uh. I see you rolling your blunts, on a sex hunt, I see U flaunt to get your stunts Strugglin’ 3 years, 2days & 5 months yeah…

Chorus:

Strugglin’ – trying to make way/ holding on – clinging to God diggin’ in – diggin’ in the crates/ prayin’ and – Praying everyday running and – running around town / Hustlein’ – gotta feed the kids.

Show – times R ruff and hard to cope with / keep losing focus / spendin’ nights in Hells Oasis / chasing pretty faes / a lot of days are wasted celebrating without a cause / these magic cites consist of much more than naked broads / Thru the devils doors we floss / welcome with open arms / yo this night life can fool ya like a transvestite. Never close your eyes always analyze whats in front of you. Remember whose behind cuz the cats that got your back may turn and burn you / Jealously in us all / or is it that we enjoy to see another fall flat? / or is it that we enjoy to see another fall flat?

(Speech)

women try to flirt I’m like (ha) they see me on tour I’m like (ha) try to show they little thigh / wear their little shimmys sky high (ha) but let it be known I gotta wife dats too fly / music is my bread and butter sorta but (nah) gotta contemplate my purpose – deeper than the surface diggin’ in the crates for new bombs to make you nervous – sample up don’t even blurt it! You be …

Chorus:

Strugglin’ – trying to make way/ holding on – clinging to God diggin’ in – diggin’ in the crates/ prayin’ and – Praying everyday running and – running around town / Hustlin’ – gotta feed the kids.


Lost Soldiers

Why my man, why why’d you have to go hard core? / rap about explicit sex then give praise to Allah sure / I know times is hard but is your cussin’ changing things / is that fussin’ that you bussin’ on wax re-arranging anything? / check the despair and the chaos that blaming brings / wallowing in low self-esteem so we buy flashy rings / and costly clothes do you suppose that I don’t know / that there’ll be niggas whose common denominators will be low / forever and always there’ll be cats dat go those ways / that will back the wrath and path that God took in Noah’s days / bring about the flow of waves wash away the filth / the only ones that survive is those with eyes to build what Noah built / too many flowers wilt . . . powers that be / smash the energy of those out to live positivity / but how can that be when God is above, and the devil is below / so negative gets no love!

Chorus:

Too many soldiers slain / instead of going against the grain / they went along with the game / it’s so strange What’s the big deal about information if you do nothing with it?

what’s the deal about tight rhymes if they keep us blind? / on the real man yo think for a minute / when yo fridge is empty did so n’ so’s tight flow ever put food in it? / naw you had to sip every drop of juice out wit a straw / and fry up dat frozen chicken no time to let it thaw / and on the wall a big lack cock roach on the crawl / since when did a tight rhyme ever help that household yaw’l / let’s get real some magazines livin’ high on the hog / as they force this imaging of black people actin like dogs / and it ain’t just dey fault so I ain’t the one to throw the salt / it’s our own darn greed we planted the bad seed / and they ran wit it got a few monkey niggas to flow and jam wit it / go ride in dey van wit it on dey cover hammin’, cheesin’ to sandwich it / and feed it back to us licking our vomit and disgust / a few times a year gives us an article about African history and stuff / man I’m tired of this nonsense / our soldiers are getting shot down and brought down to the born tent / where their name tags are being collected and inspected to be mailed out no doubt / to their next of kin

Chorus:

Too many soldiers slain / instead of going against the grain / they went along with the game / it’s so strange

What did you think? / did you think A.D. would come back shufflin’ and jivin’ / and constantly smilin’ docile, tamed and on-violent / well the non-violence is surely true about us / but you’d think we have any army by the way hip-hop eliteist come down on us / the booge writers frown on us in dey glass towers on the fault lines of L.A. lookin down on us / little knowin’ that the earthquakes are comin’ / even now it’s hummin’ leaving writers 100 miles and running / black floks wake up out yo slumber / ya life ain’t a movie so why ya playing dumb and dumber? / holdin’ yo jimmy as if yo name is Jim Carey / praising the cronic as if there’s something about Mary . . . Jane / it’s plain to see ya uncomplicated monkey nigga / all you got on me is a trigger / and maybe your pecks is bigger / but don’t act like you never knew us we shared back stage green rooms together / at the award shows we was down like we was bros / but when you got in front of your hard core friends all that would end/ you would think A.D. had cooties like elementary school again / ya act like a hooligan / but when you’re alone you claim you’re a born again Christian / yo joka what am I missin? / ya mad at me cuz I’m showin’ people all the naps from out our kitchen / I’m fishin’ for all the cats dats down for standin’ / searchin’ for lost soldiers who need their way back to the camp

Chorus:

Too many soldiers slain / instead of going against the grain / they went along with the game / it’s so strange


If Dey Ask…

At the shark bar sit down and enjoy the fried cat fish fillets / no more than 5 minutes til someones says / “Where have yaw’l been? I was ten when I first heard Tennessee / Did yaw’l fall off? Or was it intentionally or would it have happened eventually?” / I say, “I don’t know, all I wanna do is do a show.” So here it goes . . . / a young cat going with the flow of the industry / plus I was mad broke / I only knew two things I wouldn’t sell out, wouldn’t talk about stupid things (bling, bling) / No crap in the rap mama raised me better than that / so being in a group or a tribe one minute just trying to stay alive, the next minute on the cover of Vibe / C*** speaking loud but so few heard me / talk about family they call me nerdy / talk about gun play then I’m worthy / Oh I see, if that’s the way it be, I’m not deserving / So bounce bounce if you really wanna hear from us / bounce bounce if you know they can’t get with us / bounce bounce if in God you trust / you asking for A.D. so turn us up . . .

Ain’t nothing like the first time says Shalamar / can’t a negro get some R & R / (rest and relaxation) and raise his seeds / so they don’t out to be the same hard headed negro like me / play ball in the yard before they sleep / pray to God teach em bout how times are gonna be hard / get a you for you / put a ring on her finger and make it true / then go on tour and make the loot / cuz most cats they can go a round or two / they get a pound or two / they’re in magazines around a few / Meows scratchin’ at their chin / if that’s what it takes and win /then we’ve won / So bounce bounce if you really wanna hear from us / bounce bounce if you know they can’t get with us

Well since I ain’t the bling bling type or the iced out type / you might of missed me at the party if you like that type / instead of rockin K for knots / nice short lockes / with the oil on the body that you buy off blocks / so never wonder bout the one hit wonders / cuz us cats, life cats, A.D. cats aim to win / I know you missed us, we missed you too / of course we’re holding it down for those of you / who like a message in your music while you’re catchin’ your step / shaking that booty from right to left / So bounce bounce if you really wanna hear from us / bounce bounce if you know they can’t get with us / cuz we won’t stop until again, it’s on / can’t quit no no we won’t leave it alone / so if you ask me where I’ve been / ask me where I’ve gone .. .

If they ask you where I’ve been / if they ask you where I’ve gone / Yin Yang / Greenbriar Mall / South Dekalb Mall / Club 559 / Waffle House / Sattle Whites / Shark Bar / Piccadilly If they ask you where I’ve been / If they ask you where I’ve gone


Hit The Road Jack

“Hit the Road Jack” Somewhere out there in the land beyond / a mon ah lose himself in the legal system / and try to help himself in by using a gun / when we should refer to the foundation / up your mind and your spirit jah jah give we word so we want you hear it / put them man / put them under pressure / revelation talk bout it getting no better / teach the one and the family / fear not the world but ya must fear we / jah hah aah the one who will help you see / I fear no evil cause he walk with me

Hit the road jack / and don’t you come back / no more / no more / no more / no more / no more / hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more

Too many men dem won’t make it / unless they shake him and show him that they’re still in control / don’t be no fool and forsake him / cause the price that you pay / is unlike the price that you know / no one no where / will escape that day of judgement eeah / ok I dare/ you to do right instead of wrong / Babylon will fall / and when em do there will peace for us all / but until that day / I stress that you stress he just go away

Hit the road jack / and don’t you come back / no more / no more / no more / no more / no more / hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more

Cats talk mess bout rebuking the devil / but dey caught sleepin’ with em / and taking directives from him / way more than several times / you think you’re standing hard as a rock / but you’re unintimidating as a pebble / you look tough but when you speak your voice your voice falsetto like Aaron Neville / if you ain’t living for God then who you living for? / you’re a joke slow poke / slow to see your sin within / is what makes you tight with the devil and yoked

Hit the road jack / and don’t you come back / no more / no more / no more / no more / no more / hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more


Conditional Love (Pocket Monsta’s Version)

I was workin’ at Franklins field / picking cotton / picking greens the sun came down

I had to pass you to grind up his cornmeal / and every time I did / I wish you could stay around / we were just two slaves in a crowded field of slaves / me a housemaid / but we had such a jones for each other / ironically in the midst of these conditions / there’s still love

Chorus:

Conditional love / ironically in the midst of these conditions / conditional love Matter of fact / I’d risk being abused by the overseer for a moment / to get to know your life / I mean our lives / ain’t that important / your physical life is the same ol’ bad condition as mine / but I’m talking bout your dreams / the things that can’t be taken by no one / your love

Chorus:

Conditional love / ironically in the midst of these conditions / conditional love


If U Want Me 2 Stay

If you want me to stay / I’ll be around today / to be available for you to see / I’m about to go

and then you’ll know / for me to stay here I’ve got to be me / You’ll never be in doubt / that’s what it’s all about / you can’t take me for granted and smile / count the days that I’m gone / can’t reach me by phone / because I promise I’ll be gone for awhile

If you want me to stay / I’ll be around today / to be available for you to see / I’m about to go / and then you’ll know / for me to stay here I’ve got to be me

Why yo momma keep messin’ with me / she’s stressin me / ain’t bout to let ya’ll get the best of me / cause you lame / ain’t got no game / caught you creepin’ / wit what’s her name / I tell you all you niggas are the same / ooh

If you want me to stay / I’ll be around today / to be available for you to see / I’m about to go / and then you’ll know / for me to stay here I’ve got to be me If you want me to stay


Love Is Contagious

(Raz)

I spent countless hours one time in my life / cuz my thoughts were wrong didn’t wanna know the right. / Every rgirl I met was the same to me / just another cute face in the fantasy / back me up if U remember the time / when you’re views on the subject was the same as mine / until the day U got hit with the spell / couldn’t eat / couldn’t move / couldn’t think / couldn’t spell / You balled it up and U wrote it again / but every single time you had to start again / Is if coming back? Do you re-call the time / you felt like Adam and had to eat from the vine / there’s another one you done fell in love might of thought you were a hawk but you’re just a dove.

Chorus:

Love is contagious – when its alright Love is contagious – surely makes me smile Love is contagious – when its’ alright Love is contagious

(Speech)

Don’t you know I never wanted to catch anything, like a cold or a flu or a chicken pock pie, But girl you know that. You got me feeling alive and I can’t hold it back even when I try. Cuz girl you got me crazy everyday you got me wondering what you doing girl you got me crazy wondering what you doing. I never thought I’d catch it but its’ so contagious.

Chorus:

Love is contagious – when its alright Love is contagious – surely makes me smile Love is contagious – when its’ alright Love is contagious

Love is contagious – when its alright Love is contagious – surely makes me smile Love is contagious – when its’ alright Love is contagious I should have that it was coming soon / Girl I saw my friends getting’ hitched honeymoons / I just didn’t wanna believe that I could catch it too / but now I do/ now I do. It makes me smile

Love is contagious – when its alright Love is contagious – surely makes me smile Love is contagious – when its’ alright Love is contagious


I Wanna Go Out 2night

I wanna go out 2night / cruising down the road / got my tape inside / listening in my ride / checkin’ out all the stars / lookin outside my roof / and then I stare at U / reminds me what I want in my life

Honey it’s been about 2 years now / I like the hazelnut coffee U make / U add so much sugar it tastes like cake / but that’s the way U make it so I dig it / this is the cup God gave me so I swig it / let it drip all down into my inner parts / I get so comfortable with U I can fart / anytime I want and you don’t mind it / U can get wit the best of em in the business / roll wit the sharks in the industry / still come real strong in the ministry / a wife of noble character indeed yo . . .

I wanna go out 2night / cruising down the road / got my tape inside / listening in my ride / checkin’ out all the stars / lookin outside my roof / and then I stare at U / reminds me what I want in my life

I gotta have you / up in my life / no longer a friend gotta make you my wife / I can’t think of any other place / I’d rather be / especially when I think back / on how you treated me / when I was down dead broke / I was still the one / even when the other girls wouldn’t show me love / now how can I be a fool and not bond with you / cause I know that I am the one for you / like you for me / like water for tea / girl you give me that feelin / say la vee / love over joy / I love the way that it feels / mixed with a little dash of that sex appeal / girl you’re special / you got me high off life / the first time I saw your face / I knew it was right / so grab your bag / toothbrush and a change of wear / hop in the z3 / let me take you there

I wanna go out 2night / cruising down the road / got my tape inside / listening in my ride / checkin’ out all the stars / lookin outside my roof / and then I stare at U / reminds me what I want in my life Wo wo


The Challenge

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u put our cd on to hear new / intriguing sounds that ring true. Tribal carved pellets of bamboo / drill holes in ram horns to play flute pry open mouths whose truths laid mute / winter has it’s place but spring has new colors from a pallet left unused for two seasons / on ground greens, up high blues / the rainbow hues to excite the pupils ignite a few neurons / mic & cord afford me exerience to give U pure ryhmes / God has chosen a few M.C.s with success, professin’ a responsibility. to move heart, and mind, and body and stir emotionally. I take the challenge.

Take it Take it Take the challenge!

I’ve been emotionally crushed / the world is a ghetto & its left me in the dust./ I’m like a zombie @ my television watching butts / there’s nothing to stimulate my brother nothin’ much. Its like I’m a baby gettin fed but never touched. I’ve bleeded, pricked from the sticks of rose stems

from trying to smell roses from my garden. And there’s angels on each shoulder one good one bad. Good sayin’ take the challenge / other sayin’ nah! The odds are very heavy on the negative side. Therefore I need my bamboo pellets from my tribe! Spiritually speakin’ It’s needed to stay alive. I take the challenge.

Take it Take it Take the challenge!

If your ready to get up/ just come right here/ if your ready step up/ jkust come right here. If your ready to get loose/ just come right here. If your ready to get juiced/ just come right here. It’s nature to take the path of least resistence. It’s spiritual to take the godly path insistent. I got things to do / things to do / things on my mind / I got things to do / things to do / aint go much time. I got life to live / life to live / gotta live it right. I got life to live / life to live and things are getting tight. So take it / take it / the challenge. Japanese – Lift up the world


Arrested Development

You don’t understand how we came wit you / apparently didn’t understand the stuff we do / while hangin’ round the hood ya got cha 5% / plank in dey eye impact yo mind wit splinters / did ya think we’re out to wreck the ignorance / musically re-invent the current lack of intense / spiritual content in this musical tent / all we’re out to do is move crews and smash repent yo

d.j.s scratch us women love it / cats dey secretly but it dub it / d.j.s scratch us women love it / cats dey secretly buy it dub it / put it thru yo veins / run it thru the pipes / spread it around the nation / watch the people get hyped / put it thru yo veins / run it thru the pipes / spread it around the nation / watch the people get hyped / despite / Arrested Development / Arrested Development / Arrested Development / Arrested Development / Arrested Development / Arrested Development / Arrested Development / Arrested Development

We’re still in Arrested Development yaw’l / once froze the unawareness now ya lettin’ it thaw / but Baba Oje is older den you / so give the brother respect when he comes thru / neighborhoods respect due we’re outta touch with the scene / backwoods wit little influence from the machine / but don’t be surprised if we don’t follow the wide / and if ya say what’s up nigga and I don’t reply

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It’s been a while since we put that life in yo feet / got you cats sweatin’ it out for the love of our beats / it’s like cancer once it starts to spread it’s all thru the club / from the sweetest of mommies to the hardest of thugs / blaze one blaze two we blaze em all for yaw’l / and if it ain’t got that heat we don’t touch it at all / so what are the chances of you not movin’ yo hips / callin’ yo click sayin’ dem cats did it again

I know you love it / but you can’t stop hatin’ on us / Georgia born and grown / Eshe got the right touch / People Everyday was our hit in 92 / man I thought yaw’l I knew / It’s been a long time since folks heard from us / had a lot of beef but God straightened it up / time flies and that’s why / spiritual cleansing was needed and that was for sho

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Resurrection (Man’s Final Frontier)

The streets is callin’ us back/ back from the grave the depths from Hades to upper decks with music to manifest it’s the resurrection what you requested son Arrested Development develop what ancestors brung / rock it in Soweto to streets and meadows with petals like flowers that will settle and polinate the ghettos/ back with a righteous indignation a jazzy sensation that raids the radio station/ blastin’ with a ration of beats, rhymes and passion / like we did on the 1st . . . the 2nd / here comes the verse / you reckon it’s just me but uh uh it’s Eshe and Raza and Oje from the original days / walk down the block folks think it’s a revolution / posse so dark radar mistakes us as pollution / not any man can wipe out our race or kill our esteem / it’s the sin that dwells within that makes us praise the cream/ and lust and scheme/ sell weed and crack to fiends / while yellin’ a double standard that curses our very means of true freedom / you say you wanna know the deep things of truth by any means but do you wanna heed em / big ballin’ you don’t understand the we, the us, you only understand the I like an optometrist / you about as unique as a franchise store / but we be the joint / so do you want more?


On Conscious

This tangled web we weave when we judged based on only what we believe / and not on what God believes / all of us are just people we’re just trying to get through this thing life / all having made mistakes and keep making mistakes / I was trapped in this judgemental thing too / I’m gonna come at it like this . . .

I had some thoughts about black conscious scene / the red black and the green afrocentric routine / whether we be consciously or sub-consciously aware or keen / or just knocked on conscious / now of course it’s great to feel great about your race / your nose your face your country even your state / yo spicey foods yo unique attitudes / what makes me me and you you / but all roots come form just one source the creator / that’s the missing link that justified having slaves for the enslaver / thinking one is lessor and the other greater / ones lost the other the savior / on the conscious scene you’ll find more greetings than in a hallmark store / when hello’s are said the brother nods his head and what’s next / is his fist to his chest. How you doing god? Oh I’m blessed / in the conscious scene there’s more blessed human beings / than there is grass that’s green at least that’s how it seems / bingo sayin’ blessed has become just lingo / cuz stressed is how it really goes / when we think deep down and when no one else is around / in the conscious scene we take things to the extreme / we won’t call the sista sista we call the sista queen / but a queen is royalty so we should treat her that way / but if U ask does she feel likea queen I wonder what she’d say / if she’s conscious she’d probably say I’m blessed . . . I guess / even if her relationship’s a mess / in the conscious scene we don’t confess anything that’s not perfect / it don’t mean wack stuff ain’t goin’ on / we just quilt our covers to be strong /and cover up and protect our seemingly righteous wrongs / now the conscious scene will judge you quick / if you now use rollers when you used to use a pick / or opposite / one day a perm the next all natural / but what change did U’re heart undergo? / is the good heart determined by a Fro? / what if the KKK wore fro’s would dey suddenly have soul? / if I don’t hug you on both sides am I truly off balance? / if I shake with my left hand did I truly disrespect the man? / man o man it’s hard to be a conscious African / if you’re conscious of the double stand / I mean double standards. Understand? Oops / I mean overstand . . . there it goes again / I guess it’s the way of the world or just the way of the words / speakin’ of words / the conscious scene is not down wit the way Tupac and Biggie did dey thing / now ain’t that sumpin’? / they’re just more blatant wit their womenizing statements / while we’re more slick but will make booty calls jus as quick / like Atari both of us controlled soley by our joysticks / we diss the white man for being so materialistic / yet we the only ones going ballistic to get his materials / we ice friends to make cream / we pass around a pipe just to have a dream (inhale) yeah god / I know God is higher than we are but not higher than we are . . .get it? / we can stop callin’ each other niggas but won’t guns still have triggers? / and won’t our hands still have fingers and won’t we still be finger lickin’? / eatin’ chicken black folks? Truthfully? / we must be proud of our roots but there is no substitute / for the fact we’re all wack whether white, Jewish, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, or black / the truth is we’re all ruthless / and our love is as conditional as medical insurance / and without the man Jesus we’re hopeless / I say the man not the slaveship / but the one spoke of in God’s manuscript / and not the one painted wit a pale face at yo grandma’s crib / and surely not the one at dem churches that’s all preach and no live / if we’re gonna be conscious let’s start really being conscious / about treatin’ our wives with respect not takin’ dey welfare checks / and start puttin’ all fake jokas in straight up check / no mo thinkin’ wit our joysticks / no more takin’ chick fliks at freak nic / while we way that the whit man is so sick / cuz until we stop bein’ such hypocrites / we gone continue to be knocked on conscious / can U dig it?


U complete Me

One look and I knew / that my love was created for you / two souls together as one / it’s so simple and peachy / amazing how you just complete me

Like a rainbow in the sky / baby you were sent to me / like a sign you came my way so heavenly / and I don’t know what I did / baby to deserve you / but I’m so glad that you chose me / cause baby I’m chosing you / First time that I saw your face / I knew that you were the one for me / cause your touch is oh so so sweet

One look and I knew / that my love was created for you / two souls together as one / it’s so simple and peachy / amazing how you just complete me

Could it be a fairytale / not it’s not make believe / and the sound of your voice / it makes me weak / and every dream that I have / baby you are the star / leave a sweet tasted upon my lips / like a chocolate bar / First time that I saw your face / I knew that you were the one for me / cause your touch is oh so sweet

Candy coated caramel diamond studded clusters and such / what a rush but material things don’t complete us / might fuss but nah nah we never fight / kiss and make up candle light bubble bath 2 night / take U shoppin’ let you splurge / then you think it’s absurd / you don’t care about the money / your concern is with words / and the way I put them together expressing feelings for you / Speech / Arrested Development / I love you

One look and I knew / that my love was created for you / two souls together as one / it’s so simple and peachy / amazing how you just complete me

There’s no me / I could not breathe / baby without your love / cause you’re all I need to make it / and now you see / that you complete everything about me / so won’t you stay with me forever baby

One look and I knew / that my love was created for you / two souls together as one / it’s so simple and peachy / amazing how you just complete me