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breathcontrol

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posted Friday, March 17, 2017 12:48:17 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for breathcontrol
On point...

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breathcontrol

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posted Monday, March 20, 2017 10:41:59 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for breathcontrol
Bump. Real talk....

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recumbent_God

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posted Monday, March 20, 2017 11:13:08 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for recumbent_God
a lot of people here are really into immature music that glorifies guns, drugs, etc.

This is good. Grown man music is something missing from the boards, yet I'm not sure any people will be receptive of this. 88/ NWS/ and a few others are on the same page as us.

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88

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posted Monday, March 20, 2017 11:35:04 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
i'm a weak little boy. hashtag-unworthy.

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breathcontrol

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posted Monday, March 20, 2017 12:11:14 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for breathcontrol
That's why I posted it. Need to educate the youth.

PEACE

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SC1989

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posted Monday, March 20, 2017 12:44:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for SC1989
Shame his new album is not on point

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breathcontrol

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posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:18:32 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for breathcontrol
There's some nice tracks on the latest release.



[Verse One]
Things, on my mind when I wake up
Things, all my time try to take up
If I could save up money like worry, I'd be a rich man but sorrow would plague much
I done made up the fiction that I'm a centre of a system causing the day rust
Center stage and a monologue play of, me in the audience, all in my make up
What a view when it's all for the show, assuming that I'm doing what you already know
I think I'm in the middle of a palm heavy globe everybody trying to steal what I already own
But oh in this life we are all but alone, the feeling that you are is a problem, condone
Just sunlight hit the spotlight that we hold like it's one light that we cuff tight 'til it's gone
One candle on the cake trying to take it, souls set sail on the race trying to take wind
We are all faves in the chips that we placing, better build self anybody else cave in
So I'm holding onto pressure like it's all mine, that ain't sweat it's just the way I keep the floor shined
Everybody queued up in the long grind, thinking that we next in the short line

[Hook]
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, I got
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah

[Verse Two]
I want a lot more things, Biggie tried to tell me what a lot more bring
A headstrong man would take a lot more strain, seeing pleasure in the presence of a lot more pain
It's like I'm in the plot of a horror flick scene, and I'ma run towards where I thought I heard screams
Cause things draw me like a self portrait, blank paper trying to fill it with a lot more green
Cause things make life, and a life worth living is a life worth giving to a fight for dreams
When your schemes matter more than the next man's, and the next man's matter more than the rest and, we all forget that we are not all things
So I'ma take time in the line, all those behind me can chill, but if I was last I'd probably be the first one to whine, for real

[Hook]
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, I got
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
We going through it
They going through it
Us going through it
You going through it
We going through it
They going through it
Us going through it
You going through it

[Verse Three]
We just want to matter more tryna be the matador in the pit of bull
Tryna gather our status to the masses lookin at the glass like that's pitiful
I ain't seein' what you seein' cause your problems ain't my problems how you solve 'em really I don't even care
Puttin' pressure on the shoulders that ain't really there, but I know you see it when you stare

[Hook]
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, I got
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah
Things I'm going through, yeah



why you want to catch my eye, when you already know that I'm taken/ how you past due on payments, and I'm seeing you on vacation/
how you gonna make us great when we were never really that amazing/ take it back what, I don't find hanging black lives entertaining/
how do you police the streets of a neighborhood you do not engage in/ why a brother get three for a sack while your brother go free for a raping/ how you make a film about Egypt with all lead roles caucasien/
how you saying all lives matter when the stats say we are not adjacent/ tell me if I got it all wrong/
like I signed on the line but I didn't read the form/
and the fine print is all about the times we mourn/
and the color of my skin means I gotta be strong/
& your hand me down faith said if I was reborn/
when I take my last breath that you'll let me breath on/ as of right now we could never pals/
and how are we supposed to get along/ this now more than ever though/
all about force and measure though/ why I'm forced to let it go/
and clean on your messes though/
you take jobs to Mexico pay us less and lesser though/
promised to bring them back, that's how the problem gets the vote/

Chorus
Really (repeated)

I be on the grind all day, I don't pay mind to the date (nah like really)/
missed call vibrate, & I find most times it could wait (nah like really)/
I don't talk blue in the face, to just to make movement in place (nah like really)/
out a breath watching other man steps & you wonder why youíre losing the race (nah like really)/ I was sleeping floors/
making bread instead of beds on tour man (nah like really)/
if you ain't never cry about loss/
don't speak about the situation youíre in (nah like really)/
i ain't got a big deal but I'm still a big deal & I feel important (nah like really)/
yeah you got a big deal running a big wheel I ain't with extorting/
yeah I'm independent & I'm making hell of noise/
& I'll never let women make a Helen out of Troy/
got no suckers in the circle that pretend to be boys/
I don't lend them an extension I just sell them decoys/
chilling in the cut is when I'm really feeling voids/
cause the movements getting muted and it really needs a voice/
we're just picking between the evils of the lethal and the liars/
people tired and they really need a voice (nah like really)/
this now more than ever though/
all about force and measure though (nah like really)/
this that calm collected flow/
done right, wrong correctional (nah like really)/
enough bout peace & blessing bro I want that deeper message though (nah like really)/
If you on top that's surface, drop that lesson though, preach (nah like really)/

Chorus
Really (repeated)



[Verse One: Oddisee]
I mean what is there to fear
I'm from black America this is just another year
If you're new to disrespect by your elected puppeteers
Well let me show you how to persevere
Just get up every time somebody knocks you down
And celebrate in front of people like they're not around
And if they try to build a wall to keep you balling out of bounds
Use the bench they told you to warm to keep the fences knocking down
Shout out to latinos because hustling ain't illegal
We praying to the east or the father, we all are equal
But if parted they gon' progress in stopping us getting C notes
Well let me ask the crowd, do one of y'all disagree, no
This is for Chocolate City though I represent the county
Until your vote is counted know I got you until I'm outy
It's all about the effort and I'm effortlessly fresher
If I'm preaching to the choir know they're bound to get the lecture
It went from folks around me, pushing envelopes and boundaries
So you won't only hear me where you found me
I'm somewhere asking questions like "Can I be afforded the most?"
You better answer me with more than a no
Tryin tell ya

[Chorus]
Ooh, never not getting enough
From this life that I'm leading and all I believe in ya'll know, I ain't leaving I'm posted, like(x2)
This is for the county and the areas surrounding
DC, Maryland and Virginia know I'm with you

[;Verse Two: Toine]
What are you willing to let die first
Your pride or your freedom
The story of my life's inner conflict
It's like I follow my dreams
But how am I supposed to slide in the DM
On this mic, is what I'm trying accomplish
I used to do it for the fist bumps and applauses
But caring about respect started making me nauseous
You walk into a room, and bammas speak to you cautious
Like employees trying to figure out who the boss is
So now I just kick it for, the most divine
Working overtime
Sitting with an open bottle, looking for an open mind
Trying not to be aggressively jaded
Because I find myself just getting faded
And I know that ainít quite me
I step up for whatever it might be
And RSVP when inspiration invite me
Because who else gonna look out for those who look like me Another disenfranchised boy in a white tee

[Chorus]
Ooh, never not getting enough
From this life that I'm leading and all I believe in ya'll know, I ain't leaving I'm posted, like(x2)
This is for the county and the areas surrounding
DC, Maryland and Virginia know I'm with you

[Verse Three: Oddisee]
All I know is love
I give it how I get it, I can never get enough
Sympathy to enemies cause hate ain't in my blood
And if you can't relate you've given up
I'm trying to make the most of it though
Getting close is a no
Want nothing lesser than a yes because it's suppose to be so
The cost of nothing's too low
My expectations- too high
I'd rather die
Than be complacent with the way that it goes
Apathy is a disease and we're just steady sharing needles
Unaffected people carry evil
Ease is what we know
We've got to raise the bar though
The sorrows of today will give away to a tomorrow
So what's a week of paid leave
And empty promises of hiring
Just to fire me before retirement
I'm trying to make more in one day than 401K
So give me what you promised to pay
Because it's never enough

[Chorus]
Ooh, never not getting enough
From this life that I'm leading and all I believe in ya'll know, I ain't leaving I'm posted, like(x2)
This is for the county and the areas surrounding
DC, Maryland and Virginia know I'm with you

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Bluestratoss

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posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:20:04 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Bluestratoss
Viewing the audience in that clip I disagree that it's grown man music, just as I also disagree with drugs and guns being immature.

Its clear the people who listen to oddisee and those in that audience have never had to worry about a gun or drugs, the hardest thing they've probably had to deal with is running late for their philosophy university class and they had one too many wines with taquin and Sebastian the night before, and many nights before that too as they don't have to work and live off their families large bank balance

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breathcontrol

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posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:34:16 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for breathcontrol
I agree that MCs who are speaking about life experience in the ghetto where drugs and violence are a daily thing are not immature. It's reality. Corporate America's promotion of this lifestyle as "cool" is immature and irresponsible.

Don't disregard or make a judgment on someone based on what you see in an NPR office. Regardless of what socioeconomic environment a person grows up in they will have faced challenges and struggles in their life, and those very struggles are what allow people to relate to one another regardless if the struggle is the same or different. Challenge, perseverance, determination, fear, etc are feelings not designated to a specific person or lifestyle.

Remember...Every man's burden is the heaviest.

PEACE, LOVE & JUSTICE

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breathcontrol

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posted Friday, March 24, 2017 2:58:16 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for breathcontrol
Bump...

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88

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posted Friday, March 24, 2017 3:17:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
Its clear the people who listen to oddisee and those in that audience have never had to worry about a gun or drugs, the hardest thing they've probably had to deal with is running late for their philosophy university class and they had one too many wines with taquin and Sebastian the night before, and many nights before that too as they don't have to work and live off their families large bank balance

lmao at the guy who starts every thread talking about tea commenting on how cushy someone else's life is.

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Bluestratoss

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posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:24:38 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Bluestratoss
Umm, people drink tea in the hood you know

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