PHiNDiNG Myself

by Keith Phelps

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Do You Know Jesus?

Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by praying this simple prayer:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. But I believe that you died upon
the cross for me. That you shed your precious blood for the
forgiveness of my sin. And I believe that on the third day, you
rose from the dead, and went to Heaven to prepare a place
for me. I accept you now as my Savior, my Lord, my God,
my friend. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and set me free
from my sin. And, because you are my Savior, Jesus,
"I shall not die, but have everlasting life".
Thank you Jesus!


SPECIAL THANKS:
TO MY LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WHO ENABLES ME TO REACH PEOPLE THROUGH THIS MUSIC. I AM NOTHING WITHOUT YOU.

DAVID EDWARDS
VERONICA KELLY
JAMAL WILLIAMS
DENOVIOUS LAMPKIN
CHRIS BROWN
TONY MILTON II


ALL MY COLLABORATORS & CLOSE FRIENDS THAT HELPED MAKE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE

TO ALL THE FANS AND SUPPORTERS THAT CONTINUOUSLY SUPPORT ME AND OTHER INDEPENDENT ARTISTS


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: DAVID EDWARDS, VERONICA KELLY, KEITH PHELPS
ALL VOCAL PRODUCTION & ARRANGEMENTS BY: KEiTH PHELPS
MASTERED BY STEVE CORRAO AT SAGE AUDIO IN NASHVILLE, TN
MANAGEMENT: Don’t Mind mE Entertainment
A&R: DAVID EDWARDS
CREATIVE DIRECTION: KEITH PHELPS, DAVID EDWARDS, NEHEMIAH PAYNE, JOSEPH LANGFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH LANGFORD FOR JLANGFORD & BATES
GRAPHIC DESIGN: NEHEMIAH PAYNE FOR CREATED STUDIOS

FOR BOOKINGS AND ALL OTHER INQUIRIES CONTACT:
DAVID EDWARDS
323-207-6523
DONTMINDMEENT@GMAIL.COM

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released June 6, 2014

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Keith Phelps Orlando, Florida

Keith Phelps is a 25 year old Independent artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. If you're a little late to the KEiTH PHELPS show, don't worry you get a pass this time. Phelps has three projects on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Keith Phelps is as a person and an artist that takes you on a journey no other major or independent artist has ever taken you before. ... more

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Track Name: The Opener
Phelps back in the buildin
Put yo hands in the air if you feel me x4

Whew lawd have mercy
It's been too long
Since y'all done had y'all done had them smartphones filled w Keith Phelps songs
Took a Brief commercial break and now we back runnin strong
I promise I won't make y'all wait this long

At first ya all was like "How long must we wait?
"Finish yo mixtape"
"Did the next one come out son?"
"Finish yo album"
I dropped "PHiNDiNG Myself" in the middle like Malcolm
Then sprinkled it in the palms of yo hands like talcom

Arenas like Chris reverb
Carnegie hall
And I'm comin to wake the game up
Courtesy call
Collegiate level without the university dawg
I mean it really end up workin out so perfectly y'all

When you reject a champion he always come back fightin
They rejected all my beats, I had to come back writin
Now his voice super loud even if they don't mic em
And they still bumpin my records actin like they don't like em

I just thought u should know
Even tho
I ain't went platinum & gold
Please let the truth be told
This is the audible chicken and noodle soup for the soul
That we done cooked on the stove
Replacing yo radio
Aye, just incase u ain't know

Allow me to introduce you to the team
The game shut down when we came through the scene
Beat so foul that it seem obscene
This is RGC w/ a Midwest lean
The game is a disease we the new vaccine
Tryna lead u to living water for yo canteen
Showin people there's hope regardless of what it seems
Teachin em to believe and always pursue their dreams

Oh lawd, look what they started
See cuz Phelps is somethin else now that he is an artist
Revolution never televised, turn off that TV
And yall just keep this classic EP from KP on repeat
Track Name: Back at It Remix feat. Tru Sound
Tru Sound:

Back at it, reverse
Repeat this work
Rehearse this magic
And this music, yea
We back at it

The top spot
We bout to grab it
And success, we gotta have it
We takin changes with what happens
Life is a beach and I'm chillin in the sand

Buildin my castle
Pocket full of rhymes got me movin fast yo
I got a handful
I'm tryna keep my focus on this little talent
Responsibilities got me at a standstill
Haters puttin me down
I run in all they dreams
I Malcom X em out
Winnin by any means
I'm on top of these mountain peaks thinkin bout Dr. King
all up in my spirit, never quit

Hook:

Fresh outa bed, wake up, good mornin
Feelin like everyday is a performance
And this aint life this is more like a tour
And we had a few struggles but we still overcomin
Took a break but now we
Back at it x6
We took a break
Back at it say what

KEiTH PHELPS:

Went and did my own thing was tired of waitin
Producin that heat, still can't get a placement
Now im givin em to Tru Sound, he never waste em
Aint a Neptunes' beat homie, KEiTH PHELPS made it

The whole game is tryna keep me down
Tryna make sure that I never come around
Forever tryna mute me and silence my sound
I'm like the black fam reunion extra loud

My people extra proud, somethin like Kyla Pratt
My team is extra wild, we never fallin back
Had to come off a while, twitter can kinda get wack
Make sure I keep my coo,l cuz I was about to snap

Aye, and I appreciate all the homies
That made a point to hit up Dave and check up on me
I'm fine, I'm cool, yessir been great
And yall aint ready for this Phelps Phriday Mixtape

Hook x2
Track Name: Phlakes
Verse:

Dear Tony the Tiger
Please don't send me no mo
No more Phrosted Phlakes please
I got enough in this bowl
U see cuz all the empty promises is takin a toll
And dealing with these Hollywood types is gettin real old

Ain't no love in this game
We just out in the wild
Walkin round LA at night, just like a motherless child
They steal yo rights & yo gig then look at u and smile
Then we all together takin Grammy pictures like pals

Don't want no parts of it
I put my heart in this
I shook hands, I kissed babies that smelled like phart & piss
News phlash new dudes
U don't have to go through this
Bending over just to pay your bills & feed your kids
You know they say it ain't rape, if u agree to the terms
And now im feelin like Féla, "Burn Hollywood Burn"
And ima take my own chances
I ain't waitin my turn
Cuz KEiTH PHELPS is here to stay
And homie bump what u heard


Hook:

Ayo I'm tired of the phlakes
The phlakes x6
And yo I'm tired of the phlakes and the phakes
That'll smile in my face, turn around and try to stab me with a shank
And I don't have time to waste messin round with these phlakes
I don't have time to waste messin round with these phlakes
Yea these phlakes and these phakes
That'll smile in my face, turn around and try to stab me with a shank

Verse:

Ayo I just wrapped up 2 projects, on to the next one
Might even hit the gym so a brotha can flex one
Pass up wack opportunities, while I make the best ones
Let The Lord be my agent so I'll get all the blessed ones

Cuz the way y'all handle business is disgusting to me
Guess I should be disappointed
But it's funny to me
See cuz that placement wasn't nothin but some money to me
I got the mic now
I'm way bigger than just makin beats

I used to want somebody's cosign to change my life
If I could just get them to see em every thing would be right
And now the only cosign I want is one from Christ
Cuz everybody else cosign come with a price

I been kinda goin in on the regular, daily
Bowin out this industry because it's so freakin shady
I even left the Twitter cuz it was makin me lazy
And this the kinda junk that make a brotha go "Crazy"

Hook 2x
Track Name: 2phourteen
Pre Chorus:

Welcome to Valentines Day
In a solitary way
I'm not really in my feelings
Just feelin some type of way
Ain't really tryna conversate cuz I ain't got that much to say
Just writin to this beat that Féla put in my Dropbox today

Hook:

On February 14th I'm chillin
To tell the truth see my heart still needs a little healin
And I done been thru so much it's hard to catch feelins
And even though the wounds heal, it feels like I'm still bleedin
(On 2hpourteen)


And all my cousins and friends is all boo'd up
Couples with the fresh fits hair all do'd up
Man my perception of women is all screwed up
Man I'm so jaded w the love game too much
Love be tryna knock u down
Ain't tryna catch that fade
I swear the ones that fall the hardest be the ones gettin played
I'm so worn out like sweaters mispronounced like "pleyd"
Sometimes when I be feelin lonely wish that you woulda stayed
Before I made them dumb decisions wish that I woulda prayed
Wish I hadnt bought u all that with the bread I was paid
Havin memories of kissin you
But I aint really missin you
February 14th, let this chorus reminisce with you

Pre Chorus:

Hook:

Vamp:

On 2phourteen x8

I need some healin
(On 2phourteen)
Hate the way that I'm feelin
(On 2phourteen)
Jesus
(On 2phourteen)

Pre Chorus:

Hook 2x:

Bridge:

And after everything is said and done
Remember joy comes with the rising of the morning sun
I know it seems as if you always are the mourning one,
That struggles just a find a love to hold u down, not throw u up

All peculiar people
Need peculiar people
Need a Love that always is so honest
Never is deceitful
Patience is a virtue
Listen to me please don't ever settle
Regardless of the pain of solitude it will get better

It's not always gonna be this way
You won't always feel the tears streaming down your face
Regardless of your strength you don't have to carry that weight,
Rehearse that pain or remain in that state

We were created with a heart full of passion
Patterned after the master
Never meant for disaster
He's the only that's qualified to stop a heart bleed
So why don't u let him mend ur broken heart
(On 2phourteen)

Vamp:
Track Name: All the Wrong Reasons
Hook:

I gotta be honest
I know you ain't in the mood for talkin
You probably wonder why am I callin
And no, I usually dont do this often
But I miss you for all the wrong reasons
I want you for all the wrong reasons
I want you for all the wrong

Verse:

It's not because u said u was in love with me
Or all the other things you used say to me
It's prolly just the way that you was touching me
Always staring at me so seductively

I'm struggling to keep my hands to myself
And yea it bothers me that you talkin to someone else
I guess that's why I'm goin thru these Instagram pictures
And wishin I could photoshop myself with you

Put on a suit today
Wore it with a soul tie
And we been broken up for a little while now
And u been runnin in my mind for bout mile now
I never did delete ur number from my speed dial

Why is it that my mind often understands the truth
That it isn't beneficial that I be with you
And at the same time my body wants to lie with you
Can keep it real, no reason lie to u

Hook

Verse:

Heart's kinda messed up like Brandy & Wanya
So I wear the over confidence like Kanye
Remember back when things started to get physical
About the same time things got real difficult
Once upon a time I was concerned with your feelings
And now I'm only interested if u make me feel good
And now I'm lookin at u like" You know that really should"
And then she lookin at me like "I wish that this n***a would"

And now that you've completely given up yourself
It's hard for me to see that your good for anything else
And now my views of you would classify me as a dog
What u expect when you was so quick to give up the drawls?

Understand its not supposed to be this way,
And it's prolly why we had to go our separate ways
Im asking you to please accept my apology
For the heart break and brutal honesty

Hook x2
Track Name: Curved
Yea 3x

Baby girl lookin' so good
And I be all on her pages
She be likin' all my posts
I be like, "Oh snap shawty ain't playin"
The way she be sendin' them tweets
Baby girl borderline cakin'
Girl double tap so much
I swear her thumb gon start breakin'

I'm finna slide in that inbox
Them DMs, I know u see em
We both know you got an iPhone so don't like don't read em
No matter how nice I word it
You still gon swear that I'm thirsty and lurkin'
Man this girl got a lot of nerve
Basically shawty said swerve
Yea a brotha just got curved

Hook:

Curved 3x
Yea a brotha just got
Curved 3x
Now lemme hear you say "Ohhh"
Sound somethin' like "Noooo"
Yea a brotha just got curved

Let me flip the script
(Flip it)
Shawty seen Keith Phelps workin'
First she wanna act brand new, different story when we in person
Now she all in my face
Starin at me while I'm on stage man
Gotta dose of her own medicine
But she don't like how it's tastin'

You thought that I was a nobody cuz I came at you humble
And I see you with yo friends all talkin bout me in the huddle
Pretendin' you ain't that salty
Yo face is showin' the struggle, disgruntle

Girl you shouldn't have got on my nerves
This is me tellin' you to swerve
Now tell this girl she done got curved

Hook

Bridge:

I shouldn't have to run off my résumé
To qualify me to take you on a date
You seemed so down to earth, guess that was my mistake
Cuz at the end of the day
Baby girl, we both got curved

Hook 2x
Track Name: PHiNDiNG Myself
Verse:

Lemme take em back to middle school
Way back I was just a little bitty dude
Frequently you saw me visiting the principal
Struggling to see my intellect within the institute
Walkin round so confused

Used to a ashamed of everything I was raised on
Lookin for the straight path, but gettin my maze on
Couldnt see the fact that I was truly "amazon"
Destined to shock the world like I was gettin my taze on

Just wanted to fit in
Seeking for some attention
Residential suspension
Tryna avoid retention
In another dimension
Oh did I forget to mention?
I tried to silence the gifts I was given without repentance
Man I made my momma cry many a tears
Struggled with bein different for so many a years
Couldn't see my reflection when I looked in the mirror
And now that I'm looking back I can see it so clear, was just

Hook:

Phinding myself
Phinding myself

Identity
Serenity
Creativity
On this journey

Phinding myself
Phinding myself

Phind what my calling is
What my purpose is
Pursue when revealed
Until it's fulfilled


Verse:

I swear people ignore that I'm human
They just look at what I got and then try to abuse it
And then they get upset because I avoid opportunists
And hate the fact that I decided to do my own music

Sometimes you feel like nobody likes you
Unless you play piano, entertaining old white dudes
Feeling like the help while they eating their nice food
Yea Ima keep it real, excuse me if I come off rude

And I ain't workin with nobody else that sunnin me
And I refuse to pacify ur lack of security
Or the fact u mad I got voice and they hearin me
And the fact that real folks with souls is steady cheering me on
To stay here in my zone
And keep writin these songs
That resonate with ya bones
Realizing everything I write is always for somebody else
I guess it helps while I'm living here, lookin here on a journey

Hook

Verse:

I done traveled the farthest
From childhood to artist
From not liking myself and tryna be someone else
To thanking God for the people he finally sent to to help
Now Im lookin all in the mirror I'm starting see myself
As the person that he sees
Thankin him on my knees
And enjoying the simple things like the wind that blows thru the trees
And the presence of real friends, love ones and family

Please don't ever be ashamed of the fact that u different
Regardless of ur weight, hair, mindset, or pigment
Understand it's the fact that u different
That enables and empowers u to make a difference

So I'm askin God please send some assistance
To all the people running far from their inner brilliance
To everyone thats hears me speak at this very instance
To all the ones that lookin for they self, God, please shorten the distance

Hook