Phelps Phriday Mixtape

by Keith Phelps

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released August 16, 2013






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Keith Phelps Orlando, Florida

Keith Phelps is a music producer, songwriter, musician and proud Indianapolis native. Phelps is a visionary who uses his vast creative ability to create powerful content with necessary messages. Phelps has spent time on tour as the keyboardist for Haley Reinhart and Legendary R&B singer Jon B. Phelps love for making good music is reflected within his art and he’s only just begun. ... more

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Track Name: Happy

I'm well aware that this somethin I'm supposed to do
And I was feelin' good about it just to tell you the truth
I really need to be sure that I'm doin' this right
Hundred percent of the time
Show me a sign


Cuz I just wanna make you happy
Wanna make You happy
Wanna make You happy
Wanna make You happy

I just wanna make You happy
Cuz I could never take You bein mad at me
Approval's what I need I'll take it gladly
Cuz this is such a big responsibility
I really hope You hearin' me


This last month been real tough
On them couches and them sofas
This money thing got me stressed
Cuz I spent all that I had left
And I filed my tax refund
And guess what? I ain't gettin' back none
And I still got pay these bills and this album budget can I keep it real?

See I gave up my old ways and I focused on this record
Tryna live a life that's pleasin'
Cuz I'm really tryna do better
And I really felt like this time that I truly found my purpose
But now I'm over here wondering if this strugglin' was worth it

I wrote these songs from my heart so I wouldn't be fake
Cuz I'm human just like them...I want them to relate
I wrote about my exes and the industry terror
And I just need know if this whole project was an error

She said, "Don't sing this"
And he said, "Go sing that"
She said, "It'll be tragic"
Then he said, "It was classic"
And these fans so patient
Cuz I been keepin' them waitin'
Yea this record is a rarity
But I just need some clarity

Cuz at the end of the day
It's all about You
And so I'm standing here asking You what I should do
I'm stressed ain't shaved in a week and yea my hair is nappy
Cuz i just wanna make You happy

Hook (2x)
Track Name: Dream feat. Tru Sound

I got dream on my mind
A pocket full of rhymes
A watch full of time
A team by my side
And we rollin
The doors are open
So the chances are golden

But it's up to us to make it shine
And you know it
Tell em cut the lights out
My Shine is potent
Speaking for the souls thats been forgotten and broken
Let it manifest, yes let it be spoken
You got that power but you gotta keep focus

Verse: (Tru Sound)

Rise and shine to the light of an experiment gone wrong
A dreamer with a vision too realistic for iPods
Threw my goals in the gutter
High school I wanted to fit in with other children
I dumbed it down to do the thigs that they did like
Skip class constantly, copy from straight-A kids
Sleeping when I did go ignored what teachers were sayin
The only words I wrote were the poems and rhymin phrases
Beats kept me up so I never woke up to smell the fragrances

Days I spent, in my room choppin up the Samps
Dad said, "Take out the trash"
Momma said " Work on your math"
So I thought to myself "How can I do just that?"
I subtracted all the trap, added a soul...As a matter of fact
Added a kick, added a clap
Added some highs, added some hats
Added some lows, just about 8
I wanted to blow, but something said, "Wait"
Something said, "Wait!!", (hold up)
So i followed my instinct
And promised myself I do some grade A things
Cuz I got this dream



Yea yall remember me?
18, arrogant, and feelin me
Convinced that no one else on the planet was ever seein me
Beats was too dope for me to ever study
Yea my GPA trash but them rappers love me
Expecting the industry with open arms to come and hug me
No one ever told me that this industry could get so ugly
And everybody I know bouta start they freshman semester
Said my grades was too low but I ain't goin to Everest

Whether we like it or not, see we all goin to school
Some students goin to Harvard others enroll in the hard knocks
I had to find out the hard way
Stayin home at my moms place
I was makin that minimum wage before ever taking the stage

Now I educate the youth
I'm building a squad
Everytime we in the booth
The goal is to change & inspire
Kiya from Nashville
PJ from Crenshaw
Deno, Fela, from SD
Carnegie, Ellis & Jamal
See we unstoppable
The leaders of the new school
In our own lanes and
Creativity's the only rule
Dreams no longer dreams now we livin em
This global initiative
Real Music Affiliates
You feelin' it?
Track Name: T.G.I.P. feat. Mike Miller

Gotta be more to life
Then working this 9 to 5
Seem like no matter how much I do
Boss still wanna act a fool

The weekend's just hours away
And you know Im gettin payed today
Life is just so beautiful
Outside of this cubicle


Friday is that day where we can take off the Clark Kent and be the super hero we were meant to be
Cuz life is much more than paycheck
What's the point of chasing money,
If u never get the chance to live your dreams?


I'm done with customer service
Done waiting tables & servin
I'm done with all of the stressin
The weekend's here such a blessing
T.G.I.P. (4x)


I know what u thinkin
It's just the weekend
Just a few days off
To catch up on sleep and
Run a few errands
Maybe do some house keepin
"I mean a couple days off really don't mean thing, man"

It's not too late for u to ever start dreamin
Start to work towards the things u really believe in
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, can I get an extension?
When u living ur dreams, see every day is a weekend


Chorus (2x)

Mike Miller:

My momma think I'm losing it,
Daddy think I'm doing it,
Ex-girl hit me up, said we need to talk a bit,
Land Lord slipped a note, said I need to pay the rent,
The bank called trying to tell me that I over spent,
Without a cent, I'm trudging through it all right,
In my defense, I did whatever seemed right,
And I repent, for every past sin in life,
I hope I get back double cause I done paid the price,
And I done lived it, fully raw and explicit,
Done been through some things that I don't care to revisit
On a plane now, going places you isn't,
Cause I took all the risk to live the life I envisioned,
Do it to the fullest, till they take my plug and pull it,
On the billboard man, I'm number with a bullet,
I bet Sinatra would've did it my way,
TGIP, Thank God its Phriday.

Track Name: Always Took Care feat. Godchild & G.M.

A couple times I wasn't sure about where I was gonna stay
Too many times I wasn't sure about how bills was gone get payed
And no I ain't a starving artist
But this life in LA is hard and
See I just totaled this car and
Man wish I just could restart this

Now I really feel the weight of this
And I really feel the pressure
I could really use a solution
And I could really use an answer
Then Your love and Your grace always come to save the day
And I don't know why I was surprised in the first place
'Cause I know that


You always took care of me (2x)
You always been there for me (2x)
And You always carry me on the days that I get weak
You always show up whenever I'm in need
And I'm sorry that I doubted You like we don't have a history
No matter what the situation
You always took care of me


Complicated my life by going my own way
Could have avoided this misery and some of this pain
All I had to do was listen
But I had my own vision
Don't no why I aborted Your mission
'Cause Your grace was sufficient
You were right there for me to relieve all the pressure
You're the only solution now I know You're the answer
Yes Your love and Your grace always come to save the day
And I don't know why I was surprised in the first place

Hook (2x)
Track Name: Real

(Why won't you be real)

Be real with me (2x)
And don't lie to me
Just need you to keep it real with me

(Need you to be real)

Be real with me (5x)


Why u lie about them numbers, yea them numbers on my check?
Why u lie about them jewels in that chain around yo neck?
Why u lie about them fake Js, yea them fake Js that u got on?
Why u lie about that tour, u know the one u said that u was on?
Mechanic under my hood
Messin round w/ my wheels,
Creatin way more problems
Then gon say he givin me a deal
And the doctor don't make no bread
Unless his patients stay ill
So instead of curing yo sickness
He gon just give u this pill

Man college tuition
Is way too expensive
Why I gotta be in debt
Just to validate my intelligence?

And writers all in my face man
Talkin bout "Lets get placements!"
Sittin on my beats like a couch
In they momma's basement

And management look at me like I'm crazy
When I asked them for an application
Ain't nothin but white folks workin here
But naw, that don't make u a racist

I can't take it
All the fakeness
See cuz honestly, I just need a break from this
I'm say just how I feel man
So why won't u just be real man?



Yea big shouts out to Joe Langford
Cuz I really appreciate yo efforts
When everybody else tried to shut my mouth
U gave a brotha a chance to speak out
Never forget wat Seats told me
I aint never gon let none of these _____ own me
No I don't want yo help cuz u phoney
Why integrity seem so dang lonely?

And now what's that I smell?
Brand nu females?
Where was ya all at when I was workin retail?
A _____ look good since he been on TV
Got all the women sayin TGIP
Got all the homies tryna link up with me
Cuz the mixtape is BLAZIN all these streets
Man...notoriety's senseless
Don't really mean a thing
Trust me I'm a witness
Peep this

Don't believe the hype, it aint worth it
Cuz with fame there aint much u can purchase
Yea the tabloids aware of your whereabouts
But u still sharing a room at yo mommas house,
Or ur managers house,
Or ur agents house
Can't even afford to purchase that blouse
Can't afford a burger at In & Out
Don't act like y'all don't kno what I'm talkin bout

And now that my eyes is open
Aint got no choice but to be outspoken
I see that this game is just one big joke man
Ain't nobody breathing just a bunch of chokin
And no, I don't want no deal man
My team got plenty of skill man
Let me make this oh so clear man
We gon always keep it real man

Hook (2x)
Track Name: The Chase

Now, is it just me or did I catch u giving me the eye?
Cuz I done seen u look over here bout 6,7,8 times
Sometimes I wish I wasn't so attracted to these types
It's understood u fine but I been over that hype
And then you wanna call text and message me all night
Girl get yo mind right


Tell me what's the point of you just leading me on
When neither one of us got time for games cuz we're grown
I'm tired of the same ole'
I chase, u run
I kno u think that you the baddest thing under the sun
But this silly childish chase is so done


See I just left the studio w/ Tru sound & Young Fé
Took the rest of the night off hangin w/ Patrick, Airris & Dave
Then I see the baddest female come strolling along
Staring and smiling at a brotha , they said "Go get her dawg!"

So I went in with the quickness
She ain't waste no time givin them digits
But see since I ain't one to worship her she stop showin interest

But if I'm payin she goin
and if I offer she eatin
Ignoring my calls & textin me sayin, "Boy, I was sleepin"

No I ain't gon chase u
Scroll thru my contacts erase u
See cuz most of the time I'm a nice dude
But I don't really wanna see yo face boo
Ooo, its on to the future doll
Take a deep breath albuteral
She tried to eat a brotha up like a lunchable
And now I'm chuckin up dueces, Kevin McCall

Act like a varisty cheerleader back in high school
Girl Ima grown man a boss ain't got no time for u
Congratulations u fine
And the earth revolves around yo mind
I'd like to thank you oh so much
For wasting all of my time


See I'm way too intellectual to put u on a pedestal
And I keep things respectable
As opposed to gettin sexual
But girl u always playin to till the point where i cant mess w/ u
Fellas ya'll can't let these silly women get the best of u



And I don't even mess wit Chase Bank
Ima be frank
The money just come I don't chase bank
I travel America
Golden Girls, yall so terrible
Jasmine, Susie, & Erica
Security, please take of her, her, and her

Before I have to turn up
Cuz I'm a little fed up
Before I have to turn up
Cuz I'm a little fed up

Who let ya'll in anyway?
(this VIP boo)
Who let ya'll in anyway?
(this VIP boo)
Track Name: Golden Girls feat. Tru Sound & Féla

I ain't really good when it comes to phone calls
I might not send no text back
I prolly won't take you out tonight
And no I won't give you none of my paycheck

And I'm sorry if I come off selfish
Babygirl I just can't help it
See I'm doin me so fluently
And regardless of what u you see in me

I'd be worst boyfriend in the world (2x)
Just doin me ain't got time for golden girls
I'd be the worst...
I'd be the worst boyfriend in the world

Tru Sound:

Cause I can't really go out every night with you
My Saturdays full of this poetry
And my nights got me booked for the studio
And you ain't the type of girl that I would take with me
But don't get me wrong, cause the feelings right
I promise that I care, just ain't got the time
So you yellin' out (gimme my money)
As the clock keeps tickin'
And you mad cause I'm missin our date night girl

$: What's ya style baby you like lobster & shrimp
$: Your ex man was a simp heard its ill music I did
$: I'm the future kid roll through & I'm crisp
$: Work overtime n**** don't trip its good game I spit
$: Holly girls always wanna be in the mix just want what's hot
$:Golden girls on my jock she said Fé you gon' hit it to the top
$:Just gimmie my money and I'm creez
$:Never tell I love her I married the dream

Tru Sound:

It ain't really smart to perceive
Just cause I rap I'm the man of your fantasy
You ain't bout to get none of my royalties
These royal fees are just to support yo king
Cause it really ain't even the right time for me
To do this for a life time so when you ring
I'm let you finish right after after the (beep)




$: I'm no good for you truthfully I see you tryna look all cute for me its flattering
$: You put it on everything silly rabbit you can't hang with a G
$: Fine girls with no passion girl ya mind is so average
$: Need a real wife boss chick that's counting cabbage yeah she about that action

Tru Sound:

She about that action
Hit me up when I'm in the city
I don't need another shady chick with me
I just need a check, and shades on my eyes
Golden girls manipulate with they shine
But ima make sure she don't kill my vibe
I vibe from my mind my rhymes of my life
You wanta vibe with I? It ain't a smooth ride
So just ride, just ride...


It's so much more than the shoppin sprees and trips overseas
Award shows and designer dresses
As on seen on TV
It's more than sharin a bed, in-laws, and bank accounts
With a fairly large amount
Yea you know wat I'm talkin bout
Need a girl with a purpose
None of these ratchets thats twerkin
I need a partner & commitment
Not just another dependent
Yea my behavior's evasive
And girl I know that you hate it
I wrote this chorus just for u
Allow me to reiterate it


Hook (2x)
Track Name: Don't Give up on Me feat. Tru Sound & Ahji

No my slate ain't the cleanest
To be honest really don't need this
And U talkin bout yo feelings
While the game is on and I'm chillin
I mighta picked up some bad habits
From a few of these bad rabbits
And I'm ignorin all of yo phone calls
While I'm tryna make these classics

Cuz we fighting and we fussin
We arguin and we screamin
Seem like everytime everytime that im with u
It's like an episode of Jerry Springer
I'm like why we lettin this linger
You like, "Why am I datin a singer?"
And I'm slammin doors and im screamin
And you yelled at me said, "I'm leavin..."

And then u breakdown on this breakdown
And them tears fall from yo face now
And said u need yo space now
With my hands around yo waist now
And I cant move cuz my hearts stuck
And yea right now I know I suck
And it's about time for me to fess up
Girl I'm well aware that I messed up


Oh baby
Please don't give up on me, girl I'm begging
I know that I been actin kinda crazy
And I kno that I'm the one to blame
And yea it really is a shame
But please don't give up on me
Give up on me

Babe, babe, babe,
Please don't give up on me
Babe, babe, babe,
Please don't give up on me, baby
Babe, you can't give up on me
No, don't give up on me
Please don't give up one me, babe

Tru Sound:

She told me I'm special
And how much she love me, adore me
And she won't put no one above me
It's funny cuz now she sees me and ignores me
Then blow up my phone but these convos is boring
All at her crib on the couch got me dozing
With dozens of females talkin bout they want me

"Tru what it do? Tell me when you performing.
Just promise, remember me when u go touring!"

Now you all up in my ear talking bout "This a disaster"
And how you jealous cuz of all these little fan girls
Well, baby why'd you even want to date a rapper?
What, you thought that I was finna give you all this cash?
You always starting arguments
And when you wrong, drop it
But me I'm tryna work it out
Cuz you the one I'm wantin
And I keep cool
I don't want problems
I validate your wrongs with the body that you flaunt

Look I know I got bad ways
From my past days
With my past babes
And whew girl, don't you tolerate
So im tryna stay
But the things you say begin to push away
And how I respond girl, I truly hate
But honestly I'm too old for games
And if the way you feel is really the same
Then I really think you gotta few words to say



Yea I'm guilty of textin with more than one of my exes
And I do things for attention just like ur Instagram flexin
U be like, "Keith, do u love me? Cuz I can take all this stressin"
I'm just a novice at this love thing, Girl still taking lessons
Not good with commitment concerning these women
Cuz nobody taught me to love unconditional
I know u dating me based on potential
Cuz I don't have all the required credentials
I'm glad u believe in me
Cuz I don't wanna see u leaving me
Just one more chance, one more day
(Don't give up on me)

Track Name: Escape feat. Denovious

It's on tonight
Lets get po'ed up
Fill the whole cup
Glad to see that you showed up
Now let's get so drunk
Till they call the police on us
Or we throw up
I only act this way cuz I'm to' up
But nigga so what

Cuz I'm only here for the party
Only here for the party
I am way to drunk to be rollin
But Y.O.L.O. so just get my car keys
Life is just a game
I'll risk it all in my Ferrari
I live like I don't care
I'll blow em off like I'm not sorry

So it done
This is what it's come to
When the heartache come
Then wish that you could undo
All yo money's gone
Lil homie what you gone do?
Temple to the gun
That's what living on the run do
Tryin to escape
So you didn't have to be alone
Got issues in your life
But you don't even wanna see what's wrong
Tryin to escape
Make the next round a little stronger
I can't handle too much truth any longer


I need an escape from escapism
I can't run away from it
Scared to handle problems myself
And can't put the drink or the weed down
Addicted to these females
I could really use Your help

I need You to lead me
Need You to guide me
Change my way of thinking
Take me out of hiding
Teach me how to see me
The way that You see me
Look into my eyes
Bring out what's really inside
See cuz I need an escape


This life has got me stumbling
Cuz it get so deep
Got this cigarette and this 40
Of this O E
And I'm posted up wit tha homies
Like a OG
Some body say that they got the fruits
Now you wanna blows trees

Cuz I'm only here for the party
Only here for the party
But you homies ain't yo homies
And them hoes is plastic Like Barbies
Everybody's down for the barbecue
But ain't got a buck when you starving
While your issues all get covered up
But you lift em up like Bob Marley

So we done
This is what it's come to
Wanted to have fun
But now I'm just drunk dude
Nobody got no love
And this world it don't want you
Time to say a prayer
Now I know who I should run to

Tryin to escape
Messin with liquor and the weed
And the money and the greed
Had my soul on empty
Tryin to escape
No wonder why I'm always chasin dreams
While The Savior says the best gift is free


Track Name: Don't Work the Same

My momma said I needed a check up
And after I done toured quite a bit I said, "Fair enough"
Cuz lately the way that my health is slippin is scarin her
She lookin at the stress in my eyes as I stare at her
And I don't know how to really explain how disappointed I am
How I'm not always proud of the man I currently am
And how it seems like the best decision is artists that's independent
I can't even get folks attention
I'm tryna make a difference

2 man team on both sides of the coasts
Seem like we never do enough
Altho we doin the most
And the way of the industry got me feelin so pessimistic
Killing all the dreams due to lack of money and politicking

Quality of life mostly determined by the heart
Mine skipped a couple beats
Now I'm on the way to the ER
Doctor said, "I need you to cooperate"
Now let me explain some things Doc, before you opportunity


No it's no broken
No it's not frozen
No I'm not hopeless
It's just my heart don't work the same anymore
Just cuz I guard it
Don't mean I'm heartless
It's just my heart don't work the same anymore

Ayo, they always say there's plenty of fish in the sea
Man, bump all this fishing I'm huntin for meat
And yet my conscious wont let me go thru with it all
Cuz everytime I see a woman I think of my mom

I exhausted my heart man
Way back from the start man
I was a rookie in the game goin hard like Lebron did
Tryna find me a Beyonce just Sean did
A celebrity type love that was so unrealistic

She said, "Who hurt u?
Tell me why u so bitter.
Why u aint text me back but all on the Twitter?"
I aint the one, girl I got vices
And after I partake of them I feel so lifeless
And even tho dating u sounds enticing
I'd rather go a round in the ring with Tyson
Than renew my love license
I really ain't much for pain
Cuz that's the reason why my heart
It don't work the same

Hook (2x)


I got a problem only You can fix
Cuz I'm a slave to the habits that I still struggle with
And yea as confident as I seem when I'm on my own
I still hate all the times that sittin all alone
Last thing I wanna do is be another hypocrite
Openly claim Your name and then living so very far from it
I gave You my heart but then I took it back
Thought a career and some women could better handle that
You said "I hate watching u struggle can I have it back? U see I died so u wouldn't have to turn to that.
I can heal u, u see the stripes on my back?
I had Isaiah write it down so u'd remember that"

So create in me a clean heart, a new heart straight from You
And ima guard it with all diligence because it's brand nu
From now on I'm casting every last one of my cares on You
And the reason that my heart don't work the same is all because of You
Track Name: Professional Gentleman feat. Féla

Flowers cuz its Wednesday
Reservations at ur favorite place
And aint even yo birthday
Wish you could see the look on ur face


Baby girl u such a lady
Ain't no other like my baby
And its just so hard to keep myself from spoilin you

See its just the way I'm crafted
This is so far from an act and
I know u wonder how this happened
Check my resume for answers, girl


I'm a professional gentleman
(Baby girl, I'ma pro at this)

Girl, ur professional gentleman
(Lemme show you how the pro's do it)

Spontaneous and so thoughtful
Cuz loving you is so awesome
I'm a professional gentleman


1 Cutie named Wednesday who cares what ya friends say

2 Mom thinks ima nice young man cuz my ends straight

3 Always wanna go shoppin she centerfold she magazine

4 Put her love in a AK start bussing poetry at the picture frame

1 Move-in day in my dorm you walk in introduce yourself to me

2 Burnin incense bumpin music girl your energy is so compelling

3 Im not here to flex on you baby just show you how crazy

4 It would be if you thought you could ever play me

1 Féla is a winner many models wanna date me

2 Make you jealous maybe don't trip shawty hop on in my scene

3 I am king can I live need that queen to stunt and be real wit

4 Living treacherous all the etceteras don't compare she the illest

1 We two stars caught local coffee shop chillen

2 I'm the beats and the rhymes she my fashionista dime thats killer

3 Like lisa marie meets thriller stitched in fine linens

4 Plush fabrics out for the night life and 5 star seafood dinners


I'd like to propose a toast
To the one female that I love the most
Cuz tonight's ur night and it's all about u

No special occasion
Just my occupation
And girl I'm workin just for you

Track Name: Phorever

I remember when I first met you
Now i cant even imagine me without you
And you're amazing baby
You're so irreplaceable
You define beautiful
I just thought that you should know
No, I don't wanna ever get ahead of myself
But i cant see me being with anyone else
And i wouldn't have it any other way
This is what my heart has to say


I want you to know, girl that I love you
And I'd do anything just to be near you
My life's incomplete if I don't have you
And Phorever is long enough to be with you


I never thought I'd ever find a love like this
That has no expiration, one that never ends
Someone to have and hold, call my best friend
You make me feel complete as a man

I thought that you should know how much you really mean to me
And that I wanna future with you, raise a family
So baby girl I present to you this wedding ring
Pop the question down on one knee



What we have is so special
Something I could never let go
And every morning when I wake
To see your face, girl I'll say

Outro Hook:

That I want you to know, girl that I love you
And I'll stay by your side, I'll never leave you
And this love's incomplete if I don't have you
And Phorever isn't long enough to be with you
Track Name: Colors Remix feat. Féla & Tru Sound

1 The future kid poplin wit this new music feel it

2 So many haters in for the wrong reasons wit that cliché image

3 Please don't come near to me never claimed to be realer I'm the realest

4 Ask mommy her son a musician feel it

1 Benz or a saturn bucket this future sound be filled with

2 Feelings expressions from the soul of a pharaoh existing

3 Raw emotions music is emotion dance

4 Free Foe 22 its the colors remix


Oooo...Colors in my head (4x)


A color you've never seen
Thats music at its essence, descriptively
I can hear the blues and reds
Grab the mic and I shed
My music therapeutic
You should go and bump that
And take a moment and listen
Luscious soundin music girl
I got, got what you missin
More than qualified to bump-bump in your system
Illustrate musical genius
Bruh, that is the mission, that-that is the mission
This is real time inscription on your mind
Feel the divine element, we bring a colorful time
Gradients and spectrums portray delicate messages
Translate em to harmonies textures
I present to thee these messages
This genius don't question it
Rhythms, theory, melodies
Presented visually
These colors in my head
You got-gotta be feeling me
Got-gotta be feelin me, right?


Tru Sound:

3:56 and the paint is still fresh
Got a message from my heart,
It read, "Say it with your chest,"
Lyrical brush strokes, radiant vibes you see em
This music made for the blind, biologically you feelin

You feel it?
The vividness visualized with lips
Emotion creates the colors that I project
Got these colors in my hand, and they're spillin straight through the slips

And as the color drips
I'ma cover the globe in gold
Don't hide your eyes from the shine that I behold
A youngin with a story thats dyin to be told
The rap renegade, I'd rather paint with a conscious flow
Get my frame and a microphone

Have you ever seen a vision as articulate and specific coming from the lips of an adolescence encrypted with a gift of a don
Who was blessed with a gold tongue
Who woulda thought a Crenshaw rapper would spit these conscious songs like



1 time for the nap
1 time for the 615
And the 619
And the homies from the city with the ABSTRAKT minds
Where an eternity is wanted for studio time

1 time for ones that really never ever fit in
No time for the ones, that don't even be tryna to get it
For the ones makin music that's ever so stellar
And still get rejected by all of these Hellen kellers
Thats still lookin for Braille music made without the feeling
As opposed to the healin
They just wanna make a killing
And I refuse to dumb down the gift I was so graciously given
I'ma keep goin hard until i finish my mission

Record so heavy that A brother had to drop it
Every time a new one drop they be like, "He done lost it!"
Paint this music on a canvas full of imagery
With these colors in my head & now u feelin me like
Track Name: Better Than It Used to Be feat. Tru Sound

Remember all the time that we spent
Way back when
You know I never thought it'd ever end
And even though life took us away
For some years and some days
Somehow we got a second chance
To tell the truth its even

Better than it used to be (4x)

Ok, remember as kids
Bustin backflips
On lunch time grasses
After classes
It's tragic we let our peers get between our magic
Lookin back got me wondering where our past went

But now fast forward to the future
You could say that friendships equivilent to Cupid
cooped us back to the dynamic duo that we were a couple years ago
And I know it's different, but ain't it better tho?


Freshman year I had braces and a recieding hairline
But you ain't never hesitated once to wave hi
To keep the story short , I asked you out, and you said, "Why?"
Rejection at its finest, I left and never inquired

Sophomore year it was quite the oposite
Came to me like a flower and I fell like a rock and it
Was kind of surprising to know that 1 year later
After the universe kept us apart
Were back to our homeostasis

And we're choppin it up on a regular basis
You at the studio with me watching this magic in the makin
And it's even more magic just to know after what happened
Were back in our spaceship coupe love struck on a course crashing

To something better than it used to be
And girl you've gotten used to me
From usin me to loosin me to building me back piece by piece
It's a great feeling to know the past is over
Like you said, "You only cut somethin off to grow closer"



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