Heavy Manners

by Jeremiah Dirt

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Third album in Dirt's Career. Only released as a digital copy due to financial issues, so grab it here! A perfect blend of the first two albums, Dirt shows the same street cred roughness, emotion and ability to bring spiritual matters into the game in a relevant way. This album is definately a must and includes two hidden bonus tracks only available on Dirt's Bandcamp Page!

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released December 24, 2010

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Jeremiah Dirt (Shadow of the Locust) Hesperia, California

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Beginning a career in 1999 with the acclaimed album, Plague, after years of touring with, then, labelmates POD, Dirt has kept and keeps his fans loaded up with his unique blend of creative, emotional, revealing lyrical ferocity and love for pure Hiphop.
Founding Father of 'Shadow of the Locust' - he's proven to be an emcee NOT to sleep on.
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Track Name: Dirt - Calligraphy
Caligraphy
ACCIDENTS WRITE WORDS ONTO MY FLESH
BUT WHAT ABOUT MY SOUL?
THE GATES OF SHEOL
AND HEAVEN HOLD THAT
WITH BOLD ATTACKS FROM BOTH SIDES
FIRE AND ICE – BATTLE AT HOTH
BLESSINGS COUNTERACTED BY FOUL SHOTS
THAT TAKE ME OUT, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT
DEEP SEATED SIN HABITS GET REPEATED
IN AN OCEAN OF SHARKS AND I’M BLEEDIN
SPITTIN BLUES LIKE KRYLONS NAVY SHADE
GETTING SUNK WITH THE WEIGHT IN THE EVERGLADES
OTHER PEOPLE RISE TO THE PINNACLE, I’M INNA PIT
WHERE THE SNAKES HISS AND VENOM SPIT
THEY CARVE AT THE IVORY OF MY SOUL
AND KEEP LOCKED UNDER THE CHURCH INNA HOLE
UNDER THE TABERNACLE
ABOVE ME, THE PRIESTS CACKLE
AND LAUGH AT THE SHACKLES
THE FIRES CRACKLE FOR THE RADICALS
HATED BY THE ONES CONFESSED TO LOVE ME
WHO JOIN WITH SATAN TO REMIND ME
OF PAST INIQUITIES
MY OWN FLESH, MY OWN HEEL OF ACHILLES!?
BOUND BY THE LAWS OF MAN WHILE GOD PLEADS FOR FREEDOM
FOUR RIVERS SPLIT AT EDEN
A MAN – HATED BY SAINTS AND HEATHENS
AMEN! – GOD WORKS THROUGH HATE AND GREIVIN!
STILL, CONTAMINATED BY CONDEMNATION
AND A DEMONIC STANDING OVATION


Chorus
DEVILS WAITIN FOR ME TO WEAKEN MY RESOLVE
HEAVEN OR HELL? THE PUZZLE GETS SOLVED
AS AN EMCEE PLEADS WITH DIVINITY
WRITE YOUR WORDS ON MY HEART – CALIGRAPHY

DEVILS WAITIN FOR ME TO WEAKEN MY RESOLVE
HEAVEN OR HELL? THE PUZZLE GETS SOLVED
THERE’S NO PLACE ON THE SURFACE FOR YOUR DECREE
WRITE YOUR WORDS ON MY HEART - CALIGRAPHY
Track Name: Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Ay Yo! Street Blocks Sectioned off, I aint Comin off Soft
put em Speaker Stacks up and Back up as I Act Up
the West Coast! don't Step Close, n' Watch Your Whole Bay like Hasselhoff
I’ma Come Grippin the Mic with more Stronghold than a Castle got
and inna Dancehall I’ma Smash More Rappers than Windows n' rock
bring the Onsluaght with Kilowats, and Killa Man with Inkblots
ssssSSSSsssssAAAH! the Mic get Hot After I Show em the Jewels I Got
when I Spit Lip-Beatings the Heatings Make a Crowd Bounce and Drop
the Bboys Poplock and the Pits Mosh, like they was Brainwashed
by the Bass Kicks, Bloods n' Crips, One Love, Gang Signs is Tossed
‘cause I’m "Well Qualified to Represent"



vs.2
we Shoot a Gun Under Same Sky, (BO! BO! BO! BO!)
it’s Different Hoods and Different Hoodlums, but the Same Angels that Cry
the Same Earth that we Put em in, n' Hope a Flower Will Grow
we Tell the Same Mama's "Its OK" and "Imma Miss em Though"
we geta Hug and a Backstab from the Same Hand
Seek Revenge when we get Mad, and get Arrested by the Same Man
its' the same Hookers and Hooligans with the Same Drug Addictions
And the Same God Who Keeps Patient, Always Ready to Listen
it’s the Intelligent that Study all the Words as they Come
and the Stupid, Sit Back, Staring, Mesmerized by the Drum
Because We’re “Well Qualified”


vs.3
Meet Me in the Back of the Club
I’m Like a Mother Bear Robbed of Her Cubs
With More Power in My Out-Takes, Deletes, Backups and Overdubs
than you Got in Your Whole Verse, Dude….
(What!?)
Ride a Hearse if You Attack First, My Bullets Will Still Burst Through
300 Spartans is Most Definitely No Joke
but I been Battling the Odds My Whole Life and Surviving the Gunsmoke
Because I’m “Well Qualified”
Track Name: Radio Raheem
RADIO RAHEEM
(“The Truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but a moment.” Prov.12:19)

EVERYBODY’S ON ALERT TONIGHT
THEY WONDERIN TO KEEP IT DOWN TIGHT
THE SOUNDS RIGHT
ACTIN STUPID, LIKE KIDS THAT BRING KNIVES TO GUNFIGHTS
-MUST GOT THE BLOOD OF THE WOLF, WE COME OUT BY MOONLIGHT
N REPRESENT!
WEAR GOLD AND LIVE IN THE TENEMENT
LOOKIN ILL WILDSTYLE – BUT CAN’T PAY RENT
IN THE PROJECTS
WHERE EVERY MAN BECOME AN OBJECT
OF HIS OWN LUST
MONEY AND WEED – OH GOD HELP US ….BECAUSE

‘ANY MAN WITH A MICROPHONE, CAN TELL YA WHAT HE LOVES THE MOST’




YOU COULDN’T DROP A DOPE LINE EVEN IF YOU FIGURED OUT HOW TO BLOW THE POWDER BACK OUTTA YOUR NOSE
FOUR AND A HALF POUNDS – TWO KILOS
MAKIN SURE THE CROWD JUMPS IN SYNC WITH THE BASS HALLOWS
I’M WATCHING YOU, COUSIN, TO SEE HOW YOU COME AND GO
LIFES A TEST
DO YOUR BEST AND BURY THE REST
N’ KEEP YOUR ASS FROM THROWIN ROCKS AT THE HORNETS NEST
OR GET STUNG
IMMA KILL THE SOUND ONE BY ONE
DON’T GET MAD – TAKE TEN DEEP BREATHES IN MY LUNGS
N RELAX
ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT
SO – LIFT YOUR HANDS AND GET READY FOR THE TOAST - BECAUSE….



‘ANY MAN WITH A MICROPHONE, CAN TELL YA WHAT HE LOVES THE MOST’

I LOVE TO SIT IN THE VOCAL BOOTH UNTIL I KNOPW THAT IT’S PERFECT FOR YOU….FOR YOU

AY! IF A BLACK CAT WALKS TWICE, MUST BE A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX
BULLET HOLES N RICOCHET
SOME CATS THROW DICE, AND SUCK WEED DEEP INTO THEIR RIB CAGES
JUST TO GET AWAY

TALKIN ALL THUG BOSS
BUT THE WORSE YOU EVER DID WAS RIP THE LABEL FROM OFF
THE PILLOW
COVER YOUR EYES WHEN THE SMOKE BILLOWS
REVIN THE ENGINE
BASS KICKS SHAKE THE GROUND LIKE – TANKS IN TIENEMIN
BOUNCE – ROCK – SKATE
EARTHQUAKE – CREATE
GUYS RUBBIN ON THEIR GIRLS LIKE TECTONIC PLATES
RESPECT!
DANCEHALL FULL METAL JACKET
NOW GET HYPE – FEAR OFA WACK PLANET
SUPREME FLOWS – STEAM BLOWS – BOOGALOO ELECTRIC
SOME CATS CAN’T HANDLE IT – WE CAN HANDLE
SWING FISTS – FLOOR PUNCH – MIDDLE OF THE MOSH PIT
TO UPROCKIN ON THE BbOY CIRCUIT
CARRY BOX ON SHOULDERS MUSCLE BLOCK
RADIO RAHEEM, DO THE RIGHT THING, SCREW THEM COPS


‘ANY MAN WITH A MICROPHONE, CAN TELL YA WHAT HE LOVES THE MOST’

BUT CAN HE REPRESENT THE TRUTH



I’M WILLING TO LAY MY HEART OUT RIGHT IN THIS VOCAL BOOTH ….FOR YOU…..FOR YOU
Track Name: Stolen Tokens
STOLEN TOKENS
IN THE BEST SENSE – I’M CONFIDENT
AND IT’S NO ACCIDENT
THAT MY RAP STYLE HAS BEEN VOTED
AS NUMBER ONE PROMINENT
BY RAPS’ RESIDENTS
MY RAP’S THICK LIKE SEDIMENTS
EVEN AT 50% PERCENT – I COULD STILL RIP UP YOUR SLUGGISH CONTENTS

EVE N’ ADAM TRUSTED A SNAKE AND GOT TRICKED
RIP METAL LIKE FABRIC
THE MICROPHONE MAVERICK
WITH CHAINSAW LYRICS
I’M BOOGALOO ELECTRIC
THE WEST COAST HAZARDOUS
JESUS CHRIST WENT INTO THE GRAVE OF THE 4 DAY DEAD LAZURUS
-ARISEN!
MY RAP STYLE IS NOT BITTEN
YOU LYRICAL LEECHES YOU’RE BITING!
I’LL MAKE YOU PAY FOR EVERY WACK RHYME YOU,
N’ THEN GIVE TEN PERCENT TO TITHING!
YOU’RE WEAK!
AND THAT’S WHY I’M ABLE TO WORK YOU
STOOPID! IT WAS MY LYRICS THAT CREATED THOSE CROP CIRCLES
IN THE BREAD BASKET
BUT YOU WILL NEVER GET IT BECAUSE YOU DON’T ASK FOR IT
I’M DAILY BREAD TAKING
ADVANCE STUDY – STREET GUIDANCE
DIVINE SCIENCE
“Where you can see the weakness of a Man right through his Iris”
NOW WHAT’S YOUR CHANCES!? COMPARABLE TO A SNOWBALL IN HELL
I ROCK WELL – MY DECIBELS BBBBBRRRRKK! LIKE BOMBSHELLS
TO MOST IMMA REBEL – BUT INSIDE MY SUBLEVEL
I’M QUIET
THE WHISPER IN THE CROWD THAT STARTS THE RIOT!
THE EMCEE! GIMME THE HARDEST WORD AND I’LL RHYME IT
“ORANGE!”

AIGHT, GIMME THE SECOND HARDEST!
AND I’LL WRECK ON MARVELOUS
STUDIED THE NEW AND OLD TESTAMENTS N’ PLUS!
MASTER OF THE CHINESE ABACUS
WITH THE ROWS OF WOODEN BEADS
SHOOT – DRUMKITS - INTO MY VEINS – TO SLOW DOWN – THE NEED
NOW CAN YOU YOU FEEL IT!? “cause nuthin can Save Ya”
BECAUSE JUST LIKE YOU, I’VE BECOME A SLAVE TOO!
OR AT LEAST…
REALIZE THAT MUSIC CALMS THE SAVAGE BEAST
IT’S COMIN FROM THE BACK AN YOU SEE IT!?
SOME KIDS JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT!
THEY SPINES TINGLING – SOME OTHERS JUST MINGLING
WHEN IT TAKES EM – TO THE DANCEFLOOR AND SHAKES THEM
NOW WHAT UP!?

YOU CAN BUY A LOCK – AND A CHAIN – N STILL GET YOUR BIKE STOLEN
HIDE MONEY – IN YOUR SOCK – N STILL GET ROBBED FOR YOUR TOKENS
Track Name: Red Handed
RED HANDED
AS THE WATER DRIPS, FROM HER NIPPLE
MY HEART RIPPLES
MY KNEE’S ARE QUIVERIN, I FEEL LIKE A CRIPPLE!
WALKIN SLOPPY, I’M TANKED! INEBRIATED
INTOXICATED
BY THIS LOVELY FLESH SPECIMEN
AND DOWN BELOW MY ABDOMEN
I FEEL THE STIMULATION OF A DEMON
MY GROIN IS SENDIN BLOOD TO MY HEAD, DAYDREAMIN!
I’M SEEIN VISIONS OF FLESH
WITH HER ARMS
AND HER LEGS, AND HER LIPS…..
KISSIN ON MY LIPS
AY YO! WHO IS THIS CHICK!?
AAAWWW! SHE’S MARRIED! WELL I’M ABOUT TO COMMIT ADULTERY
FORGET HER MAN! I THINK THAT I CAN MAKE HER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME
N’ PLUS THE FACT THAT HER MAN IS ACTUALLY PART OF OUR CLAN
SETS IT UP FOR THE PERFECT PLAN
WE GONNA INVITE HER BOY DOWN TO THE STREET
ON THE CONCRETE!
WHERE THE HARDEST GANG MEMBERS COMPETE
AND MAKE HIM FIGHT FOR US
BUT FIRST, MAKE SURE HIS MILIMETERS FULLA RUST
THEN GIVE HIM A POCKET FULL OF SHELLS THAT ARE BLANKS
TELL HIM IF WE WIN, HE’S GETTIN TOP RANKS
AND IN THE MIDST OF THE HEAT, WHEN PROJECTILES START FLYIN
TELL YOUR GENERALS TO MOVE BACK AND LEAVE THE WHOLE WAR UP TO HIM!

(chorus)
I SEE THE FLESH
AND IT SMELLS FRESH
I JUST GET THE CRAVING


AND AS THE WATER DRIPS, SEDUCTIVE
MY LIFE BECOMES UNPRODUCTIVE
N’ LIKE A BODY HIT BY SLUGS KIDS
I’M DRUNK! AND MY SOUL SLUMPS INTO HELLS PIT…

MY FACE HITS THE CARPET
AND THROUGH SLOBBER AND SPIT, I SAY A PRAYER AGAINST SIN HABITS
AGAINST THE CHAIN OF CAIN THAT HAS A MAN WORKIN ON THE SABBATH
WHAT THE HECK!?
I’M PRAYIN TO GOD BUT IN MY MIND I SEE THE LENGTH OF A NECK
THAT LEADS DOWN TO BREASTS
AND THIS TURNS TO NAKED FLESH
INTERMESHED IN SEXUAL FETISHES
-AND AS THE SKIN….BEGINS TO SETTLE IN
IT SPARKS A CHAIN REACTION OF HABITUAL GRATIFICATION
ENTICING MY FINGERS TO OPEN UP AN INTERNET CONNECTION
I’M STRUCK BY CURIOSITY TO SEE EVERY DEVIATION
TEMPTING MY EYES TO FANTASIZE OVER THE VISUAL STIMULATION
MISLEADING MY MIND TO BELIEVE THAT THE BODY OF ALL WOMEN
ARE SUBJECT TO MY EVERY WHIM!
REMOVING THEM FROM GODS INTENTION!
SELFISHLY FOR THE SAKE OF MY SEMEN!
DEPRICIATING CREATION!
STAGNATINGLY SATAURATING ME
LIKE MEDUSA TURNS MEN TO STATUARY
AND EVEN DEEP IN THE SANCTUARY
MY HEART IS GRIPPED BY THE CLUTCH OF A SUCUBUS
ATTACHED TO MY INNER THIGH
WITH A LINE OF DIRECT COMMUNICATION TO MY INNER EYE!



GOT ME BELEIVING THAT I NEED THIS…
FORBIDDEN FRUIT IS THE SWEETEST
‘I SEE THE FLESH
AND IT SMELLS FRESH
I JUST GET THE CRAVING’

I WANT TO BE FREE!
(repeated)

WHERE THE LORD IS, THERE IS FREEDOM
(repeated)
Track Name: Depth (w/ 2211)
DEPTH
(2211)
YO, I BLESS HARDPRESSED, STRESSED, PERPLEXED
STRUCK DOWN TO THE GROUND BY FROWNING SUBJECTS
DEATH WAS NEXT, TRIBULATIONS HAD MY SOUL VEXED
I NEVER GOT SO LOW, WITH MY DISRUPTED FLOW
THE VALUE OF MY LIFE IN ACTIONS EQUALS TO A ZERO
SCREAMIN, “WHAT DO I DO, MY GOD, MY MASTER!”
AS I BREAK MY ALABASTER
FLASK, I ASK YA
THROUGH ALL MY TEARS, WILL ALL MY YEARS
??????????
MY FEAR HERE IS THAT IT’S ALL DONE FOR NAUGHT
AND I DON’T KNOW A SOUL, WHO WANTS TO BE FORGOT



(Dirt)
I LOVE VEGGIE TALES BUT CARTOONS AINT HELPIN ME
GETTING BIT FROM THE SNAKEPIT, DEVILS ARE SCALPIN ME
STUMBLE AND FALL CAUSE NO ONE IS HELPIN ME
‘YOU GOTTA HELP YOURSELF,KID’ IS ALL I HEAR FROM FAMILY
BUT I’M CRUSEHED LIKE PAULS ANKLES IN STEVEN KINGS MISERY
LET GO AND LET GOD, BUT SOMETIMES IT SEEMS HARD
EASIER SAID THAN SPRUNG
BREATHING RESTRICTED FROM SATANIC CIGARETTES IN MY LUNG
I GOT BRONCHITIS, AND SOUL ARTHRITIS
2 YEARS AGO MOM DIED REAL YOUNG FROM DIABTES
AS HELL GETS CLOSER TO HOME , ATTACKING MY FAMILY
AY YO MOM! ON YOUR WAY UPSTAIRS, CAN YOU PLEASE TAKE UP THIS PRAYER
TELL GOD I NEED HELP DOWN HERE

(“Promise me you’ll come back for me”, “I promise… I’ll come back for you.”)

I STILL GIVE UP WHEN I SHOULDN’T GIVE UP
AND SOMETIMES I DON’T STAND UP WHEN I SHOULD STAND UP
LIFES STRUGGLES GOT ME ENTANGLED WITH DEATH
ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS I FEEL A NOOSE AROUND MY NECK
AND I’M STANDIN ON A CHAIR ON THE TIP OF MY TOES
THE CHAIRS GOT 3 BROKEN LEGS AND ITS READY TO GO!
AND MY MAN KEEP SAYIN THAT LIFE IS STILL GOOD
BUT IT’S A WEAK COVER UP FOR THE CRAP DOWN IN THE HOOD
I’M FRUSTRATED AND POVERTY STRICKEN
AND THERES MORE EASY WAYS OUT, THAN FOREST TREE’S GOT LICHEN
MAYBE A BULLET IN HEAD, BAM! MY BURNER SPITS
THE CORNERSPOT SELLS HEROIN, MAYBE I SHOULD BUY IT
THE CLERK TOLD ME IT WOULD HELP ME RELAX

(I’ll come back for you.”)

I’M RUNNIN TO THE CAVE OF ADULLAM
TRYIN TO KEEP MY HEART AFIXED IN THE MIDST-AND THEN HERE THEY COME
DISTRESSED, INDEBTED, DISCONTENTED (1 SAM. 22:1-2)
AND THEY WANT A LEADER OVER THEM

(“Even if the stake were raised and the fire lit… I would not lose faith in God.” “Child, the stake IS raised.”)

REMEMBER ME GOD? I’M THE ONE THAT’S LOVIN’ YOU
BUT NOW I’M INNA STRUGGLE…
DEEPLY!
FEELIN LIKE EVEN YOU’RE HAND COULDN’T REACH ME
AND SOMETIMES, FEELIN LIKE YOU DON’T EVEN WANT TO
AND I WANT THROUGH
THE QUITTING POINTS
BUT MY COUSIN BROUGHT OVER A JOINT
AND THAT WEED SMELLS NICE
“MY SON, IF SINNERS ENTICE…”


(Robin Flynn )
I CAN’T BREATH WITHOUT YOU
I CANT SEE WITHOUT YOU
I CAN’T, I CAN’T SCREAM WITHOUT YOU
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU
Track Name: Move Insane
MOVE INSANE
(“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms” Jam. 5:13)

(chorus)
ITS LIKE HIPHOP – NONSTOP
THAT’S THE WAY WE GONNA BRING IT DOWN THE BLOCK
DANCEHALLS CLUB LIGHTS ARE LOW AND THE AIR IS HOT
BECAUSE ITS HIPHOP – HIPHOP

FAKE THUGS GET BLASTED, MY CLIQUE COME DRASTIC
ECCLESIASTIC, CATALYST, MELODRAMATIC
MAGNIFICANT LYRICALLY
PLAGUEING YOUR HYSTORY
I GOTTA DISEASE IN MY ARTERIES
AND BECAUSE OF THIS!
I SCRATHED LYRICS ON MY MOMS UTERUS
CAME WITH A MICROPHONE AND MET THE NURSES
ALREADY ARMED AND DANGEROUS
WITH A TRAINED ESOPHOGUS
HIPHOP IS THE VIRUS
EGYPTIANS WROTE RHYMES ON PAPYRUS
AND SAVED EM IN POTTERY, STORED EM IN CAVES
AND NOW THE SAME ACCOUSTICS GOT ME ENSLAVED
CAN’T WAIT TO TAKE THIS TO THE PARTY
ROCKIN STEADY, SWEATIN BODIES
SOMETIMES THE SWAY OF THE CROWD MUST LOOK LIKE AN ODDITY
I’M ADDICTED!
STILL WONDERIN HOW MY VOICE IS TRANSMITTED
THROUGH A QUARTER INCH, AMPLIFIED LYRICS!
AND I JUST CAN’T SHAKE THE NEED IN ME
COOK DOWN THE MUSIC ON A SPOON AND STICK THE NEEDLE IN ME
AND LET THE BREAK-BEAT RUN THROUGH THE MAZE OF MY VEINS
IMMA DRUNK ON THE DANCEFLOOR, JUST LET ME MOVE INSANE

(scratch)

STUDIO GANGSTA’S, GLORIFYING A LIFE CROOKED
YOUR BREATHE IS MAKIN ME SICK, FROM BLASPHEMIC LYRICS
HERE’S A TIC-TAC! CLEAN UP YOUR WACK TAC-TICS!
BECAUSE HIPHOP HAS THINGS WORKIN FOR IT
BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT HAS DEVILS LURKIN FOR IT
-I JUST GOT HIT BY THE BEAT TRANSMITTED
SNIFFIN THE DRUM KIT…
FIND YOUR PLACE ON THE BASS, AND MEDITATE ON IT
STRENGTHEN MY JAW MUSCLES AGAINST BAMBOO RODS
DEVILS CANT BE GODS, I LIFT PRAISE LIKE A TRIPOD
YOU KILL BROTHERS WITH BULLETS!? THAT’S BULLCRAP
I KILL SNAKES WITH THE GUN OF MY TONGUE, PENETRATE RAPS
THROUGH DENSE CRANIA
DON’T WAIT TILL YOUR MAN HAVE TO TELL YA
THAT MY STYLE IS UNDEFINABLE LIKE PATS GENITALIA
I’M TELLIN YOU NOW!
I’M ADDICTED!
STILL WONDERIN HOW THE NEEDLE IS CAPABLE
OF PICKIN UP SOUND FROM RECORDS ON TURNTABLE
AND I JUST CAN’T SHAKE THE NEED IN ME
IF HIPHOP’S A PLANT, THE SEED GREW A WEED IN ME
SO LET THE BREAKBEAT RUN THROUGH THE MAZE OF MY VEINS
TRASHIN UP THE DANCEFLOOR, JUST LET ME MOVE INSANE

(chorus)

EVERY OTHER NITE I GO TO SLEEP, GOT TOO MUCH ON MY MIND
WHEN THE MOONSHINES I WRITE RHYMES
TWEEKIN!
STOP THE BEAT PLAYBACK AND MY BODY STARTS WEAKENING
SICKENING FROM WITHDRAWS, TAKE THE MUISC OFF PUASE
N’ MY BRAIN STARTS TO LINK POEMS TOGETHER LIKE JIGSAW
WILD HOT!
PASSIN THE MIC TO SEE WHAT THE CHILD GOT
WORDS TURN TO ROCK, MY TONGUE N’ MOUTH TURN TO SLINGSHOT
VOCALLY PRESENT, GIVIN SKIN GOOSEBUMPS
GET EM MESSIN WITH THEY SHOE PUMPS, READY TO JUMP!
IN THE CAR GETTING CLAM BAKED, BY LISTENIN
TO EMCEE’S BATTLE EACHOTHER ON MIX TAPES, ADRENALINE
SNEAKERS SQUEAKIN ON LINOLEUM MATS
B-BOYS SPEAKIN THROUGH MOVEMENT, AND I’M ADDICTED TO THAT!
STILL WONDERIN HOW THE BODY CAN BEND
INTO THESE POSITIONS TO BRING WAR WITHOUT WEAPONS
N’ GRAF SKETCHBOOKS, PENCILS, MARKERS AND PENS
MURALS, BURNERS, THROW UPS, ILL TOP TO BOTTOMS
AND I JUST CAN’T SHAKE THE NEED IN ME
PUT THE MUSIC ON A GLASS STICK AND HAND THAT LIGHTER TO ME
(chorus)
Track Name: Tough Love
TOUGH LOVE
N’ WHEN MY MAN RAN UP, YOU LIKE, ‘AH! THE SCAMS UP!’
LEAVIN THE SPOT LIKE DUCKS MIGRATING IN FLOCKS
RHYMES ROTATING LIKE CHAINS ON BIKES
I’M DODGIN SPIKES, WAITIN FOR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
PETER CALL THOMAS TO TOUCH THE WOUNDS, PLEASE!
I’M BREAKIN CATS IN HALF, LIKE WHEN MONOBROWS GET TWEEZED
N’ TELL MS. CLEO THAT THE CARDS DON’T TELL ALL
CAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN, FROM ON HIGH, FIERY ROCKS FALL
FROM THE FIRMAMENT, I’M STAMPIN MY STYLE PERMANENT
A COVENANT, IN THE BEDROCK
CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN AND FIND MY FLAG IN THE SUMMIT OF HIPHOP
AND AS THE CROWD RAISES THEY AHNDS
AW MAN….HERE IT COMES AGAIN
IN THE BACK OF THE CLUB, WHERE EMCEE’S CAN’T RECORD OVERDUBS
MEN GET STRIPPED LIKE ACID IN BATHTUB
BUTT NAKED!
CAUSE ON THE STREET YOU CANT FAKE IT!
YOU EITHER GOT IT OR YOU DON’T
SOME WILL TRY THINKING THEY CAN BUT THEY WONT
LIFE IS FULLA STRUGGLES BUT YOU GOTTA KEEP GOING
WHAT?! GOING! GOING! GOING!
SAY IT! GOING! GOING! GOING!

STUFF HIM IN THE TRUNK, IF HE DON’T FIT MANGLE HIS LEGS
SCRAMBLE HIS ARMS AND LEGS LIKE OMELLETTE EGGS
THE PREDATOR, MY DREADLOCKS HANG LIKE A TANGLED CHAIN
TRIED TO GET ME ON THE MIC, BUT YOU SOUND LIKE THE PEANUTS GANG
TEACHER, WHEN SHE TALKS GIBIRISH
WOMP-WOMPWOMP, WHEN THE BEAT STOMPS
IMMA HIDE YOUR CADAVER ON THE BASS RIFF
THEN STAMPEDE ON YOUR MEN LIKE WHEN THE CATTLE SHIFTS
SCIENTIST SUPREME, A CHEMIST THAT MIXED A VERBAL VACCINE
VERBAL VATICAN
SOME ATTACK AT THE BACK OF MEN
I GET MINES ON THE FRONTLINE, TESTED BY TIME
IF IMMA BATTLE SNAKES, IMMA BATTLE SNAKES ON THE FRONTLINE
I SOUND SELECT
LIKE WHEN HOODS HIT TRUNKS IN CAR WRECKS
COLLISION!
TONITE THERE SHAL BE NO DIVISION
CAUSE WHEN THE MUSIC TRAVELS
WE PUT BAD VIBES IN THE GRAVEL
LAYIN IT DOWN SO PARTY PEOPLE CAN GET UP
PARTY PEOPLE GET UP! (X3)

‘STEPPIN TO ME’ YO THAT’S THE WRONG MOVE
SO WHAT YOU WANT HUH? ‘DOPE OR DOGFOOD’
VITAMIN PACKED, A GASOLINE AND A MATCH
GETTING COOKED IN THE BATCH WHEN DECIBELS ARE DISPATCHED
DANCIN WITH WOLVES, I FLIP MY VOICE INTO THE BACK MASK
SUBLIMINAL
MY MOUTH TUNNEL MEDICINAL
NOW WHO STEALS RHYMES LIKE A CRIMINAL
YOU EMCEES WHO BRINGA WATER GUN TO A GANG FIGHT
YOUR NUTS! AND LIKE TOM GREENS YOU DON’T HANG RIGHT
GETTING BLOWN LIKE A WINDCHIME
I INJECTED A DICTIONARY AND THESUARUS INTO MY ENZYMES
N’ SO IN THESE END TIMES I SEND RHYMES
WHETHER ITS WAR OR PEACE, IMMA GET MINES
IT’S BEEN PROPHESIED
I MAKE OBSTACLES HOP-A-SIDE
AND IN THE AVALANCHE, I COME DOWN DANCIN ON THE ROCK SLIDE
WITH NO CUT LIGAMENTS
NO BROWN IN MY PIGMENT
BUT STILL KINDA HARD TO FIND THE EQUIVALENT
I SPIT FLAME PAST MY ADAMS APPLE
PROPOSED TO HIPHOP AND GOT MARRIED IN A CHAPEL

DO YOU TAKE THIS WOMAN IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, BLING-BLING OR POVERTY?
I DO!
AND IN THIS RELATIONSHIP, WILL YOU TRY YOUR BEST TO PROMOTE PEACE?
I WILL!
WILL YOU ALSO PROMOTE STRENGTH IN UNITY, BEFORE RESORTING TO YOUR GOD GIVEN DEADLY SKILLS?
I WILL!

‘YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE’ PASSIONATE
DON’T GET JEALOUS, WE CAN ALL HAVE IT
TAKE HER TO THE DANCEFLOOR AND START PASSIN IT
THEN WATCH THE CROWD TAKE THE FORM OF AN OCEAN
ROLLIN UP AND DOWN! C’MON!
UP, DOWN, UP DOWN! (X4)

IF YOU HAVNT GOT SOME, THEN COME GET SOME NOW
THROW YOUR GUN FINGERS IN THE AIR AND POP EM OFF LIKE BLOW!
BOUNDLESS ACTIVITY
WE DANCIN AROUND LIKE WHEN THE SLAVES GET FREED FROM CAPTIVITY
JUMPIN UP, LIKE SKATER DUDES ON ASPHALT
DOIN OLLIE TRICKS, MY THROAT WILL EXALT
AS MY HEART WRITES WORDS ONTO MY LIPS
FELLOWSHIP WITH THE DRUM KIT, MY BRAINS A PENTIUM CHIP
LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS!
BLODCLOT! AND DEAD LEAVES GET CLIPPED
WHEN THE BEAT DROPS! THE WHOLE CROWD FLIPS
THE PARTY ROCKS!
AS THE DJ MAKES SURE THAT THE RECORDS GET CHOPPED
LIKE ROSA PARKS WE REFUSE TO GIVE UP
CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP LIVING IT UP
IF WE HANDLE OURSELVES WELL, WE’LL GET THROUGH THE NIGHT
GET SOME SLEEP AT WORK THEN COME BACK TOMORROW NIGHT
BUT FOR NOW, JUST SEE WHAT YOU CAN GET INTO
N’ ALL YOU SUCKAS!
THIS IS GONNA HURT ME MORE THAN YOU! TOUGH LOVE!


NOW I TOLD YOU! YOU NEED TO LEARN SOME RESPECT. HIPHOP IS ABOUT TOGETHERNESS, N’ THEN YOU HAD TO COME ALL UP IN HERE, RUNNIN OFF YOUR MOUTH! DIRESPECTIN PEOPLE. TRYIN TO BATTLE EVERYONE. YOU TURNIN ONE LOVE INTO TOUGH LOVE!
Track Name: Stay Stealth (w/ Pinky, evolvE, Jendor, 7Lock, Parable)
STAY STEALTH
(7Lock)
WHEN WE COMIN’ THROUGH, WE DON’T TAKE NO NAMES
SHADOW LO’S ON THE CUT AND WE SHAKE YOUR FRAME
BLAST OFF, COUSIN, LET ME TAKE MY MASK OFF
AND SPIT NEEDLES OUT THE MOUTH LIKE ‘SHWOOO!’
TAKE THAT JACK, SHADOW DON’T CUT NO SLACK
PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG
AND MY PEN AND PAD
IS THE WEAPON THAT I THROW AT YOU
LET IT BE KNOWN TO NEVER TEST THE ONLY SHADOW CREW
WE GET MAD AT YOU, YOU BETTER RUN FOR THE HILLS
AND DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR PILLS
CUASE YOU NEED A PAIN KILLER
MESSIN’ WITH SOME CATS LIKE US
SHADOW LO’ NEVER RUST LIKE PLATINUM
BLOWIN’ UP THE SPOT LIKE SHRAPNEL
AND FLEE THE SCENE LIKE SOME THREE-TIME CRIMINALS

PUNK! WHAT KINDA JUNK YOU SELLIN’ AROUND HERE?!


(Dirt)
GRABBED FROM BEHIND, CUPPIN THE MOUTH
WE STAY STEALTH
CAN’T LET NO SOUNDS OUT
SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT!
CARS BURNOUT IN THE BLACKOUT
FROM WHERE THEM DUDES HANGOUT
N’ THEY WANNA THROW BLOWS
TILT THE JACKET, SO THE GUN HANDLE EXPOSED
THROW THE TABLE! RUN FOR COVER!
AT NIGHT, THAT’S HOW GANGSTA’S MAKE LOVE
TO BE KING, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER
LICKA SHOT! “BO!” 30. CAL’ LUGER

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
TEST A WICKED MAN AND SEE HOW THE VIOLENT REACT
THE CAT HAS NINE LIVES TO GET THROUGH
BUT ONLY ONE LIVE WAS GIVEN TO YOU

(evolvE)
AW YEAH! THE WORLD HAS BECOME
A HAVEN FOR THE ONES, WHO CARE LESS ABOUT THE DRUMS
Track Name: Trouble When (w/ Jendor)
TROUBLE WHEN (w/ Jendor)
(Dirt)
THIS IS THE SONG OF THE OLD PROVERB
SPLATTERED N’ FRAGMENTED BRAIN ON THE CURB
FROM THE POP! POP!
WE THROW IT DOWN IN THE HIPHOP
N’ SPRAY THEM CATS LIKE THE MURALS ON BRICKTOPS
NO NEED FOR A STREETSWEEPER
HEAR THE HIGHHAT? IT’S LIKE MY GAT THE PEACEKEEPER
HIT THUGS WITH SLUGS OF DECIBELS
BRING YOUR WEAPONS TO FIGHT? –CAN’T TEST THESE REBELS

(Jendor)
WATCH YOUR BACK, WHEN CROOKED WACKED BY COP
THEY USIN’ EXCESSIVE FORCE, DROPPIN THESE SOULS ON BLOCKS
KID WAS ONLY 15 LIVING A MAD MAN’S DREAM
ROLLIN IN HIS COUSINS HINDA WHEN HE RAN INTO BEEF
DIDN’T THINK, SAW THEM THUGGIN’ FROM ACROSS THE STREET
TOOK A SPIN AROUND THE CORNER, CAME BACK, DUMPED THE HEAT
ACTING HUNGRY LION, HE WANTS SOMETHIN TO EAT
BREAKING HUMAN BODIES DOWN LIKE WHEN THEY 6 FEET DEEP
TOOK THE BODIES IN THE ALLEY, POURED THE GASOLINE
HE WATCHED THE FLAMES BURNING IN THE REARVIEW, ECHOES AND SILENT SCREAMS
DANGEROUS SCHEMES, HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO TAKE PLACE
HIS LAWYER TELLS HIM TO CLEAN OUT, YOU’LL BE JUST A SAFE FACE
ILLEGAL BUSINESS MAN, TURNIN THESE CRIMES INTO CASH
IT’S JUST ANOTHER CASE, THE BURNIN BRIDGE WON’T LAST
PROSECUTION BREAKS EM DOWN, SO MANY QUESTIONS THEY ASK!

(chorus)
THERE’S GONNA BE TROUBLE WHEN
THE SECOND HAND STRIKES MIDNITE, SHOVELIN’
BURIALS FOR THE LOST SOULS, HUMBLIN’
LEAVIN HEADS ON THE CURB, DRUNK, STUMBLIN’
ALL CAUSE THEY’RE MUMBLIN’

(Dirt)
AY YO! SOME CROOKED STUFF ALWAYS HAPPENS AT NIGHT
WHEN EVERYBODY RETIRES AND THEY TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
BUT NOWADAYS THEY LEARNIN AND MAKIN THE CRIME PAY
NO AGAPE! – ALL FIGHTS GET CARRIED AWAY
AND IT’SA BOLD ASS GANGSTAS’LL SHOOT YOU IN DAYLIGHT
JUST FOR SOMETHIN YOU DIDN’T DO OR SAY RIGHT
GOTTA GUN IN YOUR NECK CAUSE YOU DIDN’T GIVE RESPECT
OR DIDN’T PULL OUT FIRST
NOW FORENSIC EXPERTS
ARE TRYIN TO GATHER EVIDENCE
LOOKIN AT THE BULLET PROJECTILE
WONDERIN HOW IT GOT SO WILD
AND SO QUICK
WE USED TO TAKE IT THE STREET WITH THE FISTS
NOW IT’S BULLETS
USED TO HAVE TO PRACTICE, NOW THEY MAKIN EM AUTOMATIC
THIS IS THE SONG OF THE OLD PROVERB
DECIPHERED IN LAYMENS TERMS
BETTER GET YOUR SOUL RIGHT BEFORE THE GUNFIGHT!

(chorus)
Track Name: Big Iron (w/ 7Lock)
SO MANY CATS WANNA KNOW HOW TO DIE
GRAB THAT OPPOSITE MIC AND GO OUT KAMI-KAZ-I
CAUSE I'M FAST FROM THE HIP
BEFORE YOU CAN BLINK OR THINK, I SEND BULLET FROM THE LIP
I STAND IN THE STREET WITH A CADENCE
IT'S LIKE "ROCK THE BEAT, ROCK-ROCK THE BEAT'
TAKE MY RHYMES OUT OF A GOLD CASE
IT'S POLAR CAPS WHEN THE RAPS LEAVE YOU INNA COLD PLACE
I STAND WITH A BOLD FACE
SCARIN MEN IN THEIR OWN PLACE
LIKE WHEN A WALLETS MISPLACED
AND HAVE EVERY STEP RETRACED
BUTTHE TRAIL DEAD ENDS AT THE RIVERBANKS
YOU HEAR A THUD! ON THE WALL RIGHT FROM WHERE I DELIVER SHANKS
AS A WARNING....
THAT THE LAST DAYS ARE COMING AND THE OCEANS ARE WARMING
AS A POSSE RIDES OUT FROM THE WEST
OBSESSED WITH THE WISDOM THE BREAKBEATS POCESS
N' TREAT A TRACK NASTY LIKE CAMERON DIAZ'S HAIR GEL
COMPETION UNDER THE STAIRWELL

(main chorus)
ALL THIS FIGHTIN DOESN'T DETERMINE WHO'S RIGHT - BUT WHO'S LEFT
AFTER THE DEATH
AFTER THE GUNS HAS LAID SOMEBODY OUT ON THE STEPS
AFTER THE POP-POP! HAS MADE THE WITNESSES DEATH
AFTER THE POP-POP! HAS REMOVED THE BREATH FROM THE CHEST


(sub chorus 1)
SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA USE YOUR MIC LIKE IT WAS A GUN
LYRICS (bang! bang! bang!) UNTIL THE SHOW IS DONE
THERE'S A BRAIN IN YOUR HEAD - NOBODY CAN TAKE IT AWAY
IF THEY TRY TO STEAL THAT! THEN BLAST AWAY

SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA USE YOUR GUN LIKE IT WAS A MIC
TRY TO TALK SOME PEACE BEFORE THE GUNFIGHT
CAUSE LIFE IS PRECIOUS...SO THEY SAY
BUT IF THEY STILL COME WITH WAR THEN BLAST AWAY
Track Name: Phat Cat
PHAT CAT
TWO LITTLE CATS ON HE STREET, IT DON’T MATTER
UNTIL THE LUST OF MATERIALS MAKES ONE WANT MORE
WITH NO LOOT TO FUND HIS APPETITE, HE GOES THE GUN ROUTE
TRADES HIS TALENT FOR BULLETS AND SHOOTS EVERYBODY OUT
HE WANTS TO BE LEADER OF THE PACK
AND IN HIS SCHEME TO GET IT, HE STEPS ON EVERYBODY’S BACK
AND ALL THE OTHER GANGSTA KITTIES
ARE MYSTERIOUSLY TURNING UP DEAD IN THE CITY
HE STARTED OFF WITH GUN YEILDIN'
BUT SOON TURNED HIS GAME TO DRUG DEALIN'
WHICH BOTH END IN KILLIN'
BUT HE DON'T CARE BECAUSE HE'S GETTIN' TOP BILLIN'
EARLY SUNDAY HE’S SMUGGLIN SIN MEDICINE
DOWN AT THE BAY AT SEVEN O'CLOCK
CHEWIN ON CATNIP, WAITING FOR A BOAT TO DOCK
HE BROUGHT A SUITCASE OF MONEY FOR THE SHIPMENT
OF ILLEGAL PHARMECUETICALS IS IN WORLDLY UPLIFTMENT

WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU
IF YOU SHOOT A DUDE IN THE HEAD, HE MIGHT BACK AND HUANT YOU
AND WHAT ABOUT GOD? “WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THAT”
THEM CATS ONLY CARE ABOUT MAKIN THE CASH
WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU “WHAT!”
WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU “WHAT!”

HE PACKAGES THIS IN NICKELS AND DIMES
THEN SELLS IT QUICK TO WHITE COLLAR AND POVERTIZED FELINES
AND IT DOESN’T BOTHER HIM THAT THEY ALL ADDICTED
TO CRIMINLA AND ILLICIT NARCOTICS BECAUSE OF HIM
THIS CAT'S SITTIN' ON HIS STACKS
HE PAYS FEMALE KITTENS TO RUB ON HIS BACK
AND AT HIS PAD HE CRAPS ON GOLD CAT LITTER
HANGIN' OUT WITH STARS AND EATIN FISH FOR DINNER
HE LEFT A PACK OF STRAYS IN THE GHETTO RUNNIN RED HOT
CUASE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR HEART, THEY ALL WANT WHAT HE GOT
ONE OF THEM MAKES PLANS TO STICK HIS EXTERIOR
WITH A KNIFE SO HE CAN OVERTAKE THE TRAFFIC IN A SUPERIOR
CHESS MOVE, SO HE SETS UP THE CONSPIRACY
THEN PUTS WEAPONS IN HIS JACKET, AND HIDES IN THE ALLEY
PHAT CAT DID NOT ARRIVE HIMSELF
HE BROUGHT SQUADS OF BODYGUARDS TO PROTECT HIS HEALTH

WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU
IF YOU SHOOT A DUDE IN THE HEAD, HE MIGHT BACK AND HUANT YOU
AND WHAT ABOUT GOD? “WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THAT”
THEM CATS ONLY CARE ABOUT MAKIN THE CASH
WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU “WHAT!”
WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU “WHAT!”

THEY ALL WANT TO REACH THE TOP REAL QUICKLY
BUT IN THE END ALL THEY EVER DO IS MAKE THE DOGS HAPPY
REAL FAST, SOME GANGSTAS WILL SELL THEIR SOUL FOR CASH
THEY LIKE TO LOOK AT THE BLING OF A RING, BODY IN THE TRASH
FOUND THERE, AFTER GETTING STUCK FOR THE STASH
VIOLENCE SPREADS THROUGHOUT MEN LIKE VENERIAL RASH


(STREET WITNESSING SAMPLE “”WHAT HAS GOD DONE IN YOUR LIFE? –HE HEALED ME FROM BULLETS WOUNDS. “NOW SOME PEOPLE WOULD FIND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE” ‘I’M SERIOUS)


ASK ABOUT GOD THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT
THEM CATS ONLY CARE ABOUT MAKIN THEY CASH
EARNIN RESPECT IN INFAMOUS WAYS
FINDIN' NEW TECHNIQUES TO MAKE CRIME PAY
WHAT YOU DO WILL COME BACK ON YOU
WHETHER YOU ACT HOT OR WHETHER YOU ACT COOL
WE ALL GOT TO LIVE BY SOME RULES.........
Track Name: Arm n' Arm (w/ Tommygunz)
ARM N ARM
NOW HEAR TWICE BEFORE YOU SPEAK ONCE
THE WAR WAITS FOR NO ONE!
THIS THE KINDA STUFF THAT GETS IN MY NUERONS
TO RIP A TRACK LIKE A NYLON
THE STRENGTH OF A SONG
A VERBAL PYLON
PICK DEVILS LIKE DANDELION
FFFFFFFwwwTTT!- HEADBLOWN!
AND A POSSIBLE FIRE IN THE HEADPHONES
SETTIN THIS TRACK TO CRACK RIGH T THROUGH YOUR BREASTBONE
AS THESE SONS EMERGE FERVENT, FROM THE TURBULENT
WARSCAPE!
JOIN THE RAID AND BREAK DOWN THE GATE!
DESERT MEDITATING, SPEAK WORDS THROUGH PARCHED LIPS
THEN I STAND IN THE MIDST OF A MOSH PIT
N’ KILL ENEMIES DEAD IN THE SPIDER WEB, INTRICATE
IF WE GOT BEEF!? RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, WE SETTLIN IT
SO LET THE END BEGIN, I’M THE STRENGTH OF TEN MEN
REMEMBERIN THAT DEMONS LOVE BIBLES WITH DUST ON THEM
SO LET BYGONES BE BYGONES
WE ALL GOTTA MOVE TOGETHER THROUGH THIS BABLYON

“LOOK TO THE SKY HEED THE WARNING
THE SAHDOW IS COMING, THE SHADOW IS COMING”

WE MIGHT NOT SEE EYE TO EYE BUT WE CAN STILL MOVE ARM N’ ARM
CUASE HARM, CUT THE CHORD BEFORE THEY SOUND THE ALARM!
N’ WHATS THIS!?
WHAT THE HECK IS COMIN OUTTA THE MIDST

(TommyGunz)
YO! CHECK MY FRONTLINE WEAPONRY
YOUR INFANTRY GET BLOWN TO SMITHERINS
BY MY TEKKED OUT ARTILLERY
YOU FEELIN ME?
TIME TO CHANT DOWN, WHATS KILLIN ME SON
ONE COMMON CUASE IN THIS VISION
WE HOLDIN IT DOWN, WITH THIS ONE
AND ONE ACCORD FOR THE RISEN
CRUSH THE OPPOSITION
WE STAND STRONG STRONG
AND KEEP ON, ‘CHANT DOWN DE BABYLON’
GOT YOU SABOTAGED, LEAVE YOUR ENTOURAGE
BATTLE SCARRED, MOST DEFINATE
THIS WORLD BE TREACHEROUS
BRING DESTRUCTION TO THIS REGIMENT
WITH THIS DEFICIT
LIBERATING MANY MEN!
YOU FEEL ME NOW?!

(chorus)
WE MIGHT NOT SEE. EYE TO EYE
BUT WE CAN STILL MOVE ARM N’ ARM!




(Reggae dub!)
Now hear twice before you speak once, this war waits for no one
All men is equal except the one holdin the gun
broke so many people down like they was one-a my men
Brought em into my house, as equals, looking past their transgressions
Shared my possessions, cryin and prayin with them
I wasn’t perfect, but I wanted to learn Yahweh with them
In high tide or low tide, I promised to stay with them
Thas what made it so hard when I was betrayed by them
Track Name: Throw Dice
THROW DICE
('but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God', 1 Sam. 30:6)

I SEEN SOME BROTHAS THROW DICE AND ACT NOT SO NICE
WHEN THEY AINT WINNING
N’ YOU SHOULD SEE THE WAY THAT THEY TREAT WOMEN
I ATTACK TO BLOCK BY BLOCK TAKE MY STREET BACK
BUT IT’S HARD TO ROLL A BOULDER UP THE HILL
SO HAND OVER HAND, I SHARPEN MY SKILL
AND STEP BY STEP, I KNOW THAT ONE DAY I WILL
SEE THE GHETTO MADE INTO HEAVEN AFTER ARMAGEDDON
BUT NOW FOR WE HOLD WEAPONS
CAUSE THERE AINT NO PEACE IN THE STREET
WHERE MOTHERS GOTTA STEAL FOR KIDS TO EAT
N’ MOST FATHERS GOTTA KILL TO COMPETE
YOU HEAR THE HIPHOP, BLOCK PARTY ENDS WITH A GUNSHOT
CAUSE REAL BANGERS USE FEAR AND GUNS TO GET PROPS
….THEY JUST UNLOADED A WHOLE CLIP



IT’S NEVER SIMPLE ON THE STREET YOU GOTTA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
WHEN THEM DUDES COME WITH BEEF, YOU GOTTA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
THROW DICE ON THE CONCRETE, THEN “HOLD YOUR OWN”
WHAT!?…YOU GOTTA, “HOLD YOUR OWN”



RIGHT AFTER TWILIGHT, DRUGS DEAL UNDER THE STREET LIGHTS
SEE THAT BROTHA ON THE CORNER, HE GOT BUST LAST NIGHT
INNA FIST-FIGHT, AFTER ROLLIN SNAKE-EYED DICE
HE GOT PISSED N’ HIS PRIDE WAS DISSED…AIGHT
EBONICS AND OBSCENITIES – PAPER BAGS AND HENNESSEY
A PASTOR COMES DOWN TO SPREAD THE MINISTRY
WITH SOME ‘HOLIER THEN THOU’…
N’ GET SHANKED BEFORE GIVIN PRAISE N’ THANKS, DON-DADOW
SHIRT OFF, SCREAMIN LIKE, ‘WHO’S THE MAN NOW!’
MAYBE RUN LATER? - OOH, BETTER RUN NOW
EVERY OTHER DAY - ONE BROTHER SHORT
THEY EITHER DIE, OR GET PUT AWAY BY THE COURT
SYSTEM - CONDEMNED, SHACKLED AND PUT IN PRISON
SERVE TIME - COME OUT AND DO THE SAME !!! AGAIN
A PEOPLE WITH NO VISION SHALL PERISH (prov.29:18)
IT’S YOUR LIFE, DON’T THROW DICE AND GET CARELESS



IT’S NEVER SIMPLE ON THE STREET YOU GOTTA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
WHEN THEM DUDES COME WITH BEEF, YOU GOTTA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
THROW DICE ON THE CONCRETE, THEN “HOLD YOUR OWN”
WHAT!?…YOU GOTTA, “HOLD YOUR OWN”



COMMITTHE 3RD CRIME TO COVER UP THE 2ND AND 1ST
THE GUNS BURST, THE BLOOD SQUIRTS
IMAGINE WHAT IT’D BE LIKE TO SEE THEM GUNS GO IN REVERSE
STOP BURYIN PEOPLE AND PUT THEM GUNS BACK IN THE EARTH
BUT IT’S PIPE DREAMS, CAUSE DOWN HERE IN THE NIGHT SCENE
LITTLE MEN DO BIG THINGS TO BE SUPREME
CRIME CONCEALS CRIME, CRIMINALS DO TIME
BLIND LEADS THE BLIND, PIDGEONS DROP DIMES
ON THEY OWN MEN, BUT BEFORE THEY GO IN THE PEN
NEVER SEE THAT SNITCH WALKIN THE STREET AGAIN
SLUMS GOT MORE BUMS THAN FOOD N’ JOB, YOUNG DIE YOUNG
IT’S HIGHLANDER ON THE STREET, UNTIL THERE’S ONLY ONE



SHAUN B. YOU GOTTA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
THIRD HEAVEN ZORO-ONE YOU GOTTA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
DANNY, GROWTH PROJECT “HOLD YOUR OWN”
WHAT?…YOU GOTTA HOLD YOUR OWN

ANNA GUIFRIDA. “HOLD YOUR OWN”
SHADOW OF THE LOCUST “HOLD YOUR OWN”
IF YOU’RE LISTENING TO THIS SONG, LEARN HOW TO “HOLD YOUR OWN”
WHAT?…YOU GOTTA HOLD YOUR OWN


YOU GOTTA USE YOUR MIND BEFORE YOU LOOOO…