“Each Of My Albums Has Helped Me Discover Something” Clash Meets Emmy The Great

Embracing motherhood and releasing her most personal album to date…

Emma Lee Moss, aka Emmy The Great, has had a pretty great 2020, all things considered. Between releasing her critically acclaimed fourth album ‘April / 月音’, and performing it to a socially distanced – and extremely grateful – audience at the Barbican in October, the musician and writer also provided the soundtrack for her friend Sara Pascoe’s latest sitcom ‘Out Of Her Mind’, and produced two radio programmes for the BBC. Oh, and she’s working on a musical about female wrestlers.

Somehow, she found the time to chat to Clash about writing bilingually on ‘April / 月音’, performing during a pandemic, and settling in London after a life spent in transit.

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Hi Emma! Congratulations on the Barbican show! Did you enjoy it?

It was wonderful – I couldn’t really believe that we were playing a gig. There was this consensus before we went on stage that it was potentially the only gig that any of us would play [this year] and we just had to have a good time. It felt weird at first – usually you’re waiting for the energy of the audience to come like a massive wave, but in this case it was coming in these individual, quiet pockets, and I had to really switch my brain into this mode of seeing each person’s private appreciation rather than thinking of it as a crowd.

At first it was like ‘oh my god everyone’s wearing masks, maybe they don’t like it’, and then I thought, people have put themselves in actual mortal danger just to come to this gig, so essentially the energy is there, it’s extremely there. Everyone had put in so much effort to be there, everyone on stage, offstage, in the audience, all the tech people, the Barbican, it was quite moving. 

‘April / 月音’ has been received so well by both critics and fans – were you pleased with the response?

I feel so happy, I’ve never had an album where so many people kind of understood it. It’s quite a weird album because it comes from a lot of perspectives that I wouldn’t expect to share with the wider British person, so the fact that people are noticing things that I was kind of hoping they would, no matter who they are,makes me really really happy. It makes me feel like humans connect a lot more than you think when you’re worried about the world.

It’s funny, you wrote the album in 2018 but there’s a sense of not knowing what the future looks like yet, and trying to piece it together that resonates this year.

Yeah a lot of the lyrics are about letting fate take its course. Since I went to China [Emma spent part of 2017 doing a residency in Xianmen] I’ve always felt like sometimes these weird serendipitous moments come out of nowhere, and you’re like OK, well I bumped into someone that I thought I would so therefore I must be on the right path – which is also apparently a symptom of anxiety, so I don’t know if I’m slightly Buddhist or just really anxious.

I found that at the beginning of lockdown, when everyone was sort of slightly jolted. that there was a lot of weird stuff happening, like the universe was kind of shaking or something. I think in times of peril you look for more signs.

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Is it nice being in London? In ‘April/月音’ there are mentions of your time spent in Hong Kong, Barcelona and New York, and you explore feeling liminal and occupying different spaces. Are you feeling stuck or are you enjoying staying in one place for a while?

The sense of permanence that has come with moving back to London, even in these circumstances, has been really welcome. I think that’s what I wanted from this album – to find my way home.

Each of my albums has helped me discover something, and I’ve come to kind of rely on them as part of my personal life journey. When I started making it I was like ‘What’s the most valuable thing that I could learn from this?’ and it was that I’ve got to figure out where I live, and I think I have which is great. I gave myself a brief and followed it, and here I am!

You grew up speaking both Cantonese and English, but ‘April/月音’ was your first time writing in Cantonese. How did it compare to your normal songwriting process?

Those songs were very much the most personal bits. I always thought of the album as – this sounds poncy, but – autofiction; it’s sort of my stories but it’s also very fictional. But all the Cantonese stuff is extremely real, like snapshots of my real life, and I think the reason I wanted to put it in Cantonese is because it was just so personal. I know that billions of people speak Cantonese, but in my life it’s only me and two other people, so it felt more private.

You’ve talked about your love of Cantopop and the influence it had on the album…

I’m a superfan, I love that genre. It’s so cheesy, but also so deep. They really believe, I think— Hong Kong pop icons—they really believe what they’re doing.

What else were you listening to while you were making this album?

Actually, I was doing a lot of meditating to bowls, singing bowls and I never do that anymore because I have a child. I also was listening a lot to Brian Eno’s ambient work, and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s album ‘async’; loads of really ambient stuff that allowed me to listen to pipes in the wall and stuff at the same time, that was fun.

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There’s a lot of ambient sound in the background of the album. Did you record it yourself?

Yes, I was walking around Hong Kong, and on trips in Asia with my field recorder. That’s the kind of thing I just enjoy doing, the other day I was listening to the radio and a listener had sent in their field recordings of a tree and an owl, and I was like ‘this is great, turn it up!’ It’s really fun to listen to places. I sometimes go on that website Freesound and just listen to people’s recordings. A lot of the time it sounds terrible, it’s got too much hiss in the background, but you think: this is a place, this is someone’s time, it’s the sound of someone’s time.

Actually, that’s what we’re going to do this week, me and my daughter, we’re going to do some recordings and turn them into something, we don’t know what yet!

What else have you been doing over lockdown?

I’ve just been working a lot. I’ve been really lucky so far because during maternity leave [Emma’s daughter was born in early 2019] I pushed a lot of projects back, so I’m still working through the year that I took off on lots of stuff, for radio or writing songs for other people. I’ve written the first act of a musical about female wrestling with the playwright Isley Lynn which is really fun, and we’re working on the second half.

And then after that, I’m not sure, the end of this year is a bit of a cliff edge, I don’t actually know what happens at the end of this year because all my projects will be completed. But I’m so excited to get through everything and start again.

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‘April / 月音’ is out now on Bella Union.

Words: Jess Wrigglesworth

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Caught In Conversation With Goya Gumbani

Get to know the trans-Atlantic rising star…

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the rising artist Goya Gumbani has been catching the eyes of many worldwide. Having recently made an appearance on ‘COLORS’ with his blissful performance of “Blasé”, the now London-based musician, who’s transatlantic upbringing glimmers throughout his sound has released his newly-formed project titled, ‘Truth Be Sold’.

Gumbani’s music is deeply rooted within his profound ability to story-tell, spending over a decade perfecting his unquestionable craft, he first broke through with his self-produced debut EP ‘Morta & More Doves’ back in 2018; paying a warming dedication to his sister who passed away, this cemented his forthcoming position within the scene.

Exploring a variety of topics including personal growth, life, death, and materialism, ‘Truth Be Sold’ is enriched with an assortment of flavour-some textures from start to finish. Clocking in at just over 15 minutes long, this six-track EP features guest appearances from George Riley, Elijah Maja and houses production from UK-based beat-smith Oliver Palfreyman.

Following the release, we recently caught up with Goya Gumbani to talk all about his latest project and more.

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How have you been? How have you been affected by the pandemic?

I’ve been good, the pandemic has been kinda trash but cool at the same time, can’t really do shit – that’s a blessing and a curse.

I’ve been speaking to a few artists recently and they said their productivity has taken a knock due to the pandemic. How have you found this period creatively?

It’s been good for me to be honest, I’m on the same time I was on before the pandemic.

For people who aren’t aware of who you are, could you tell us a bit more about your upbringing and how you were introduced to music?

I’m from Canarsie, I came to London for the first time when I was 15, it was an eye-opening experience. My intro to music was Hot97 and BET to be honest, and the CDs my mom used to play in the V (car).

In moving from New York to London at a young age, what do you take from both cities for inspiration?Were there any artists you were drawn to here in the UK when you moved? Maybe in the grime era?

Yeah, I rocked with Ghetts, Chipmunk etc, but who I really took to was the U.K. Lovers Rock scene and Garage – Janet Kay, Dillinger, UB40, Desmond Dekker, Louisa Mark were so hard.

You recently featured on ‘COLORS’ which is dope! How did this come about? How did you find the experience?

Erm, shit just happened to be honest, it was good! Really cool and welcoming team over there, forever grateful to those folks.

That platform tends to really widen your audience, what has the feedback been like? The feedback been great, it’s been coming from everywhere.

You recently dropped the ‘Truth Be Sold’ EP. Tell us a bit more about the concept or messages you wanted to push with this project?

Everything comes with a price, good and bad, and time is the most precious currency. Bring safety, truth, and knowledge to ALL Black people.

Were there any songs that challenged you? Maybe lyrically or sonically?

Nahhh.

Through listening to your catalogue, you come across as an artist that holds quality over quantity. Is this something you strive for in your music?

I mean, that’s just how I am with everything, but the music is a release for me, it’s me writing in my journal and showing you the page.

Would you agree that in our current soundscape several artists are losing the quality in their music? Or do you think that is just down to the commercial trend and people trying to create a ‘hit’?

To be honest, I ain’t been listening to a lot of new music so I don’t really know, I’ve been in my vintage vinyl bag.

Having now released the project, are there any tracks in particular that resonate with you more now in comparison to the recording process?

Normally no, but Elijah’s verse on ‘Hither Green’ hits different every time.

What can we expect to see you from you this 2021?

More music, more visuals and fingers crossed at a show near you!

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Words: Elle Evans

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In Conversation: Jeff Rosenstock

"The politics of equality, and sharing, and a communal way of doing things…"

If you don’t run in underground punk rock circles, Jeff Rosenstock may not be a name you’ve heard. If you do, then it certainly is. Over two decades, the Long Island native’s contribution to the scene – from his work with ska punk band The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, to the staunchly DIY Bomb the Music Industry!, to the four records under his own name, to his numerous side projects along the way – has been enormous, and his influence equally so.

“My introduction to punk came from hearing Green Day,” Rosenstock says. “That was a mind-breaking thing.”

And when he discovered local hardcore bands playing at Long Island DIY spots, it was an epiphany of its own. “That’s how I figured, ‘Oh wow, you could be from [small Long Island village] Lindenhurst and still have a band, this is crazy.’”

His own musical work has consistently been marked by an anti-capitalist, anti-music industry philosophy, and radical explorations of both the political and the emotional.

In May, after a move from New York to LA, Rosenstock surprise released his fourth solo album, ‘NO DREAM’. True to form, it’s full of anger and frustration with the state of the world, entwined with reflections on his own personal relationships and mental health.

Clash caught up with him about the record, punk, and politics.

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How does it feel to have the record out?

It was a nice week when the record came out. I felt happy to have it done. Then pretty quickly after that, the video of George Floyd being murdered by a police officer by stomping on his neck for eight and a half minutes came out, and shit got real over here. So I haven’t been thinking too much about the record except for when I’m talking to people about it.

What’s interesting is how ‘No Dream’ blends politics with the personal feelings that they invoke.

It just feels natural for me. I think there was a point before [second solo record] ‘Worry’, where it was a conscious decision to not speak entirely personally about things, but to think about the external forces that lead to anxiety and depression. I was getting kinda tired of talking about myself. You think, well, fuck, am I gonna write ten more records about how I’m a sad little boy? So I wanted to write about things that were kind of unignorable, the things that were on my mind non-stop.

Specifically with that record ‘Worry’, I was reacting to actually seeing videos of racist police brutality, instead of just reading about it. Or seeing the waves of gentrification sweep through Brooklyn, and seeing everybody get pushed further out and things get more expensive, and less people being able to afford to live there. And the general consumerism of society, and how capitalism turns the world against each other.

I think that you feel everything all at once. So when I’m writing, I try to be truthful to how I’m feeling. And I think that’s why it ends up being both of those things, because I don’t really go in and go like, ‘I’m gonna write this song about this’. It starts with seeds of ideas, and I try and just let my mind go to where it’s gonna go, and try and make sense of the whole thing.

Does writing about feelings facilitate a change in how you think about them?

Yeah. Writing about [personal issues] is usually me trying to process it and figure out how to get through it. A song like ‘Beauty of Breathing’, or ‘Leave It In the Sun’, a lot of that is like, write it all out on a page and be like, ‘How do I make sense of this and grow from it?’ I’m lucky to have found a positive, creative outlet for that stuff.

Recently you moved to LA from New York. Do you think that your surroundings have an impact on the art you make?

Definitely. I think the energy of New York City certainly pushed those records to be what they were. Even if it just comes down to the difference between listening to demos or trying to write while on the train, or while walking around, versus what it would be like if I was trying to do that while driving in LA. Even small stuff like that, whether you like it or not, you’re influenced by your surroundings. Whether that’s gonna make anything drastically different, I don’t know. I think it all just adds some ingredients to this thing that you’re making.

How have your experiences as a touring musician have fed into your worldview?

I’m lucky that I’ve gotten to see so many places and people in different places. I’m lucky that I can tell you firsthand that the stereotype about the Southern states in America, that everybody there thinks a certain way, is untrue.

Going around and meeting people everywhere, that’s the luckiest thing you get to do as a touring musician, and by meeting people everywhere you can see that there’s a lot of really good people everywhere who are struggling, and it gives you perspective. The more people you meet from the more different places, the more perspective you have.

What is the value of political art in the modern era, now politics unfold all day long on our phones?

I ask myself that a lot. Because political art has existed before we were in the situation that we’re currently in. So sometimes you feel like it might be a little bit hopeless to make anything, because shit’s still fucked up. But I think at the end of the day, I found out about radical politics – about feminism, about animal rights, about gender – just from listening to one Propagandhi record when I was a kid.

I think that in that there’s value, in spreading information about good things through it. I think also if you listen to reggae records from the 60s, 70s, 80s – to me that feels like empowering music for people who are fighting this fight. And I think that that still holds true now. Even if that music isn’t straight-up political all the time, it’s a commentary on the strife, it’s there to be something to sing as you’re going through this.

Or there’s political rap music. I think just even talking truthfully about what is happening is very valuable. That was true of Dr Dre having the song about the LA riots on ‘The Chronic’. When I heard that as a kid that was the first time I’d heard that perspective on it, because the media doesn’t push that perspective.

People like Noname right now, Kendrick Lamar, Denzel Curry, Run The Jewels, Killer Mike – we aren’t lacking rappers talking the real shit about what is going on right now. And I think that that’s important. At a time where there’s less and less you can trust about the media to get news, I think there’s value in getting it through music where you have one person’s unfiltered thought and perspective on what is happening.

Do you think there’s an inherent relationship between DIY music and politics?

I think that if you are in a band that is part of an underground scene, in a lot of ways that can be a political act in itself. Like, my old band Bomb The Music Industry!, the songs were not particularly political, but just through the actions of saying we’ll only play all-ages shows, we’ll only play shows that are ten bucks, we developed a community with other bands that were helping each other out.

That idea of helping each other out and building a scene is a political action, because you are doing that apart from the traditional way of doing things, which is playing bars, playing showcases, trying to get signed and get a manager. If you do it the other way, that is a political act.

The politics of equality, and sharing, and a communal way of doing things, is really ingrained in the path of doing shows in your own spaces, playing in a basement, having donation shows. Trying to build something that way, that serves as a foil to the industry’s way of doing things – that’s hand in hand with political action, because you are doing something that is against the capitalist system.

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‘NO DREAM’ is out now on Polyvinyl Records.

Words: Mia Hughes

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James Blake – I’ll Come Too Lyrics

I’m gonna say what I need
If it’s the last thing I do
I do, I do, I do
I knew that kind of mood
I’ve thrown my hat in the ring
I’ve got nothing to loose
With you, with you, with you
I knew that kind of mood

I’ll go under your wing
I’ll slow write in between the
Cracks between you and him
I don’t wanna go home
Shall we drive from zone to zone
I wouldn’t do this on my own
But I’m not on my own tonight

Oh, you’re going to New York?
I’m going there
Why don’t I come with you
Oh, you’ve changed to L.A.?
I’m going there, I can go there too

I’m gonna say what I need
If it’s the last thing I do
I do, I do, I do
I knew that kind of mood
I’ve thrown my hat in the ring
I’ve got nothing to loose
With you, with you, with you
I knew that kind of mood

I’ll go under your wing
I’ll slow write in between the
Cracks between you and him
I don’t wanna go home
Shall we drive from zone to zone
I wouldn’t do this on my own
But I’m not on my own tonight

Oh, you’re going to the brink?
I’m going there
Why don’t I come with you
You don’t care what they think
I’m getting there, I can get there too

I’m gonna say what I need
If it’s the last thing I do
I do, I do, I do
I knew that kind of mood
I’ve thrown my hat in the ring
I’ve got nothing to loose
With you, with you, with you
I knew that kind of mood

I’ll go under your wing
I’ll slow write in between the
Cracks between you and him
I don’t wanna go home
Shall we drive from zone to zone
I wouldn’t do this on my own
But I’m not on my own tonight

Bryson Tiller – Finesse Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah, wow
They not ready for my new shit
Yeah

[Verse 1]
I want my baby to have your eyes
I’m going against my own advice
Should I do New York? I can’t decide
Fashion week is more your thing than mine
I can’t even lie, I’d rather stay inside
I can’t do suit and tie
Can’t be in a room with you and stand on different sides
One thing at a time
I have to learn to hide
One thing at a time
Emotions running high
I wish you felt alright

[Pre-Chorus]
Just hitting my line
All the time, all the time, all oooo–
You stay on my mind
All the time, all the time (oooo)

[Chorus]
It takes some finesse
I seen you finesse
He can’t know finesse
You stay on my mind

[Verse 2]
You and your sister
Too hot to handle
Things would get cancelled
I would make time for you
Commitment
Going the distance
I’m new to all of this

[Chorus]
It takes some finesse
I seen you finesse
He can’t know finesse
You stay on my mind

[Outro]
You stay on my mind (stay)
Stay on my mind
Baby you stay on
Baby you stay on
Baby you stay on
You stay on
Baby you stay
On my mind, stay on my mind
On my mind, stay on my mind
You st–
On my mind, stay on my mind

Dua Lipa – New York (Mend My Broken Heart Tonight) Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Your kiss, your touch, your hold
You know I want you all
The darkness in my soul
Tells me to let you go

[Pre-Chorus]
And I
Need you tonight
But I’m blinded by lights
So I gotta learn to live without you

[Chorus]
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
New York
Save me in your arms tonight
Cause I left my boy, I left my boy at home

[Post-Chorus]
I left my boy, I left my boy at home
I left my boy, I left my boy

[Verse 2]
She never sleeps at night
So nice you name her twice
Without you I’m alive
But my heart is cold as ice

[Pre-Chorus]
And I
Need you tonight
But I’m blinded by lights
So I gotta learn to live without you

[Chorus]
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
New York
Save me in your arms tonight
Cause I left my boy, I left my boy at home

[Post-Chorus]
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy

[Bridge]
I ran away from home
I ran to follow my deams
I ran away from he
Why would he do this to me?
I needed a way out
I needed to figure how
To keep get you here with me
Maybe you are my dream

[Chorus]
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
New York
Save me in your arms tonight
Cause I left my boy, I left my boy at home

[Post-Chorus]
I left my boy, I left my boy at home
I left my boy, I left my boy at home
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy

6ix9ine – FEFE lyrics

[Intro: 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj, & Baka]
It’s f*ckin’ TR3YWAY!
It’s King of New York, lookin’ for the Queen
Uh, you got the right one
L-let these-l-let these b-b-bitches know, nigga
Queens, Brooklyn, brr, ah!
Murda on the beat so it’s not nice!

[Verse 1: 6ix9ine]
Pussy got that wet, wet, got that drip, drip
Got that super soaker
Hit that, she a Fefe
Her name Keke, she eat my dick like it’s free free
I don’t even know like “Why I did that?”
I don’t even know like “Why I hit that?”
All I know is that I just can’t wife that
Talk to her nice so she won’t fight back
Turn around and hit it from the back, back, back
Bend her down then I make it clap, clap, clap

[Refrain: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 2: 6ix9ine]
Draco got that kick-back
When I blow that, they all do track
They don’t shoot back, one shot, close range, red dot
Head tight, yeah, I did that, yeah, I live that
Call a Uber with my shooter
With a Ruger, we gon’ do ya
Niggas say they killin’ people, but I really f*ckin’ do it

[Refrain: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
He-He tryna 69 like Tekashi, call him papi
Word to A$AP, keep me Rocky
I’m from New York, so I’m cocky
Say he f*ckin’ with my posse
Copped me Khloé like Kardashi’
Keep this n*gger in Versace
Said I’m pretty like Tinashe
P-Put it all up in his face, did I catch a case?
Pussy game just caught a body, but I never leave a trace
Face is pretty, ass for days
I get chips, I ask for Lay’s
I just sit back and when he done, I be like, “Yo, how’d it taste?”
(Yo, how’d it taste?!)

[Refrain: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 4: Nicki Minaj]
Ayo, Draco got that kick-back
When it kick-back, you can’t get yo sh*t back
In fact this that bitch
That “I hate small talk, I don’t f*ck with chit-chat”
AC just stopped workin’, so they hit me
Told me bring my wrist back
Come through rockin’ fashions
That got all these bitches like “Yo, what’s that?”

[Refrain: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 5: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, I catch a hoe right by her toe
If she ain’t f*ckin’ me and Nicki, kick that ho right through the door
(TR3YWAY)
I don’t really want no friends, my old ho just bought this Benz
Nicki just hopped in this sh*t, now I won’t see that bitch again

[Bridge: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe (no)
I catch a ho right by her toe (no)
If she ain’t f*ckin’ me and Nicki (no)
Kick that ho right through the door (no, TR3YWAY)

[Outro: Nicki Minaj & 6ix9ine]
Mmm, Young Money, Young Money bunny
Colorful hair, don’t care
I don’t really want no friends, I don’t really want no friends, no
I don’t really want no friends, I don’t really want no friends, no
Scum Gang!

Famous Dex – Change Up xD Lyrics

[ Intro ]
I got you lil’ bro
( Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up )
16 I told you, you got one
Uh what, yeah, wait

[ Hook: Famous Dex ]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]

[ Verse 1: Famous Dex ]
I don’t want you baby girl, you a slut
16 on the beat, so you know we turnin’ up, ooh
Got that dirty Sprite right up in my cup
.30 by my gun, pussy nigga try your luck
I’m with A$AP Illz in New York
Fuck all these niggas, man these niggas really dork
Ballin’ out, [?] out the court
Gucci on my shirt, want the money i need mo’
I don’t want you, baby girl you a hoe
Sniffin’ on that coke, but she know she want some more
16 on the beat, vans on my feet, i got diamonds on my teeth, ooh
Dexter

[ Hook: Famous Dex ]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]

Pitbull – Free Free Free Lyrics

[Intro: Pitbull]
Now let me take you from Miami, the pineapple
To New York, the big apple
Now let’s escape, darling

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

[Verse 1: Pitbull]
Guess who’s back? Fresh off the boat
Smelling like Bahamas, for sure
I still got the ship escape
Still the Godfather
Still el Padrino, you know
After dog, and kiss a little loose
A lotta bout 3-0-5, no goose
A straight walk a straight line, no juice
Catch me on top of that ya, no roof
Travel around the world like it’s a new sport
Move and escape to New York
Ahora ven aqui mami, dame un beso
Tu sabe que te gusta, deja eso

[Pre-Chorus: Pitbull]
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time
Baby girl, how you so fine?
Tonight you gon’ be mine (be mine)
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time (good time)
Baby girl, how you so fine? (so fine)
Tonight you gon’ be mine (that’s right)

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

[Verse 2: Pitbull]
Wooo
Guess who’s back? Yours truly
Mr. Independent, welcome to the new me
Nothing like freedom I’d love to be free
A world takeover, times three
Hardest working man in the game, that’s me
He’s done, he’s over, he’s finished, let’s see (yeah right)
You clearly don’t know me
Mami wanna have some fun, mami show me
Mami wanna party, I poured her some Voli
She said I remember you at [?]
I said baby that’s the old me
Ahora ven aqui mami, dame un beso
Tu sabe que te gusta, deja eso

[Pre-Chorus: Pitbull]
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time
Baby girl, how you so fine?
Tonight you gon’ be mine (be mine)
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time (good time)
Baby girl, how you so fine? (so fine)
Tonight you gon’ be mine (that’s right)

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

[Hook: Theron Theron]
Go like kambo, take me down low down low
Party tempo, to the congo
We’ve been drinkin’, making right decisions
There’s no limit, everybody’s singing

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

XXXTENTACION – God Bless The Dead Lyrics

Remix By DJ FORGOTTEN

[Verse 1 – XXXTENTACION]

You ever seen a nigga hung with a gold chain?
I’d rather sing about the same things that we claim
Such is bashful, but niggas like the task force
Mobbin’ on the streets and robbin’ stores in ski masks, bruh
Niggas ask for peace in a riot and bring violence
‘Cause it’s a game of cat and mouse and you gon’ bleed silent
What’s the justice in sayin’ fuck it and grab the pump?
Then kill a woman with many children makes you a chump
Look at all the stores you wreckin’, nigga I reckon
Think about the people who own it for about a second
I know you got your problems, but brother, they got theirs
This is not a game, quit violence and grow a pair
But yo, you’d rather hear me say, “Fuck black prejudice!”
“Let’s murder different races, grow hatred, and form irrelevant!”
Views and etcetera, knives thrown
Damage ’em, lives blown, oblivion hole cold, oblivious
I won’t dare say that you should stop the fuckin’ ignorance
Murder ops, killin’ shit, I’d enjoy the thrill of it
Bath in blood of officers, different corpses, offin’ ’em
Auction ’em, don’t you bark at ’em
Murder ’em, never heard of ’em

[Verse 2 – Notorious B.I.G.]

Now I’m thirteen, smoking blunts, making cream
On the drug scene, fuck a football team:
Risking ruptured spleens by the age of sixteen
Hearing the coach scream ain’t my lifetime dream!
I mean I want to blow up, stack my dough up
So school I didn’t show up, it fucked my flow up
Mom said that I should grow up and check myself
Before I wreck myself, disrespect myself
Put the drugs on the shelf? Nah, couldn’t see it
Scarface, King of New York, I want to be it
Rap was secondary, money was necessary
Until I got incarcerated–kinda scary
C74-Mark 8 set me straight
Not able to move behind the great steel gate
Time to contemplate, damn, where did I fail?
All the money I stacked was all the money for bail

[Verse 3 – 2Pac]

God bless the dead and buried, nigga, don’t worry
If you see God first, tell him shit got worse
I ain’t mad, I know you representin’ the crew
And I can picture you in heaven with a blunt and a brew
Fuck the world, pain was a part of the game
If you a baller, money went as quick as it came
My role models gone or they locked in the pen
Straight hustlers caught up in the whirlwind
The other day I thought I seen my homeboy Biggy
Sayin’ shit don’t stop, nigga, no pity
We all hoods and all we ever had was dreams
Money makin’ motherfuckers plot scandalous schemes
In the gutter you learn to have a criminal mind
I was addicted to tryin’, never meant to do time
My epitaph will read “was the last of G’s”
Kicked the shit to make the white man bleed
God bless the dead

Tancred – Queen Of New York lyrics

[Verse]
Made my way down the elevator
And hit the street in the morning sun
Gonna join the ranks of people with no sleep
And last night’s makeup on

Last night

Got to your place late last night
And it was such a mess and I can’t forget you

[Chorus]
You are a strange one
You are the queen of New York
You like to have fun
Make a joke and I’m done for
I’m done for

[Verse]
Called a car and we got inside
And it drove us past all the burning lights
The city breathes like a dragon in waiting
And I’m dragging my feet with its heavy sighs

When we were kids
We both felt it
So alone and I can feel it now

[Chorus]
You are a strange one
You are the queen of New York
You like to have fun
Make a joke and I’m done for
Your head is undone
You are the queen of my lust
In love with everyone
I wanna be your next crush

You are a strange one
You are the queen of New York
You like to have fun
Make a joke and I’m done for
You are the queen of New York
You are the queen of New York
You are the queen of New York

When we were here
We both felt it
Not alone but I can’t feel it now

Harry Styles – Kiwi lyrics

[Verse 1]
She worked her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes
Hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect
And all the boys, they were saying they were into it
Such a pretty face, on a pretty neck

[Chorus]
She’s driving me crazy, but I’m into it, but I’m into it
I’m kinda into it
It’s getting crazy, I think I’m losing it, I think I’m losing it
I think she said “I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your, it’s none of your”

[Verse 2]
It’s New York, baby, always jacked up
Holland Tunnel for a nose, it’s always backed up
When she’s alone, she goes home to a cactus
In a black dress, she’s such a such an actress

[Chorus]
Driving me crazy, but I’m into it, but I’m into it
I’m kinda into it
It’s getting crazy, I think I’m losing it, I think I’m losing it
Oh, I think she said “I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business” (it’s none of your, it’s none of your)
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your, it’s none of your”

[Bridge]
She sits beside me like a silhouette
Hard candy dripping on me ’til my feet are wet
And now she’s all over me, it’s like I paid for it
It’s like I paid for it, I’m gonna pay for this

[Chorus]
It’s none of your, it’s none of your
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business” (it’s none of your, none of your)
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business”
“I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business” (it’s none of your, none of your)

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Way Too Fly Lyrics

[Intro: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
Yeah
Oh yeah
(Let’s go, let’s go)
Yeah
(Let’s go, let’s go)
Oh yeah

[Chorus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
I’m way too fly, shine in the night time
I’m a vampire but I don’t bite, come outside when it’s daylight
But please don’t waste my time, I’m timeless I can’t lie
I bet I can hit it, give me one night (give me one night)
If I say the right lines

[Verse 1: Davido]
[?], said you the one though
Oh girl, I thought you said you the one
For your [?] girl, I’ll be a lover
[?], said you be the one
[?]
I was chilling by the bar
Sippin’ at the sea, you was having sex on the beach
Baby girl we gon’ shut down
[?], we go one time
This pussy got me on lockdown
I like it when she comes around, yeah

[Chorus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
I’m way too fly, shine in the night time
I’m a vampire but I don’t bite, come outside when it’s daylight
But please don’t waste my time, I’m timeless I can’t lie
I bet I can hit it, give me one night (give me one night)
If I say the right lines

[Verse 2: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie]
I got the juice baby, yeah, put you in the mood baby, yeah
Sex with you was too crazy, yeah, wish there was two of you baby
Yeah, I need two of you, you should move how I move too, yeah
Black hoodie and some black boots in the 2018 Benz coupe, yeah
Left wrist lookin’ like ooh, and my pinky ring on froze, ooh yeah
Diamonds looking so cold, like an angel in the snow, yeah oh
All my niggas on go, act crazy on the road, mm-yeah
My Patek used to be gold, now it’s 54 a show, mm-yeah

[Chorus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
I’m way too fly, shine in the night time
I’m a vampire but I don’t bite, come outside when its daylight
But please don’t waste my time, I’m timeless I can’t lie
I bet I can hit it, give me one night (give me one night)
If I say the right lines

[Outro: Davido]
Shout out to my New York baby
Shout out to my [?]
Shout out to my African baby
Love to my London lady

Skinny Lister – Wanted lyrics

[Verse]
There’s money on your head you’re a wanted face
Upside down I’m gonna turn this place
In the shadow of the city you’ve been laying low
Whoah – I won’t let go

[Chorus]
London don’t let me down
London don’t let me down this time
Take my luck and turn it round
London don’t let me down this time
Wo-oh
Wo-oh
Wo-oh
Wo-oh

[Verse]
Down the barrel of the night I’ve got you in my sights
A figure under flicker of an old street light
In the shadow of the city you’ve been laying low
Whoah – I won’t let go

[Chorus]
New York don’t let me down
New York don’t let me down this time
Take my luck and turn it round
New York don’t let me down this time
Wo-oh
Wo-oh
Wo-oh
Wo-oh

[Bridge]
Oh city lights
Show me love and show me life
Surrender yourself to me
In your streets I still believe

[Interlude]
I wanna feel alive, I wanna feel alive
I wanna feel alive, I wanna feel alive

[Chorus]
Take my luck and turn it round
Cairo don’t let me down this time
Wo-oh
(There’s money on your head)
Wo-oh
(you’re a wanted face)
Wo-oh
(Upside down I’m gonna turn this place)
Wo-oh
(In the shadow of the city you’ve been laying low)
Wo-oh
(Whoah – I wanna feel a-)
Wo-oh
(-live I wanna feel a-)
Wo-oh
(-live I wanna feel a-)
Wo-oh
(-live I wanna feel a-)
Wo-oh

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Way Too Fly lyrics

(feat. Davido)

[Intro: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
Yeah
Oh yeah
(Let’s go, let’s go)
Yeah
(Let’s go, let’s go)
Oh yeah

[Chorus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
I’m way too fly, shine in the night time
I’m a vampire but I don’t bite, come outside when it’s daylight
But please don’t waste my time, I’m timeless I can’t lie
I bet I can hit it, give me one night (give me one night)
If I say the right lines

[Verse]
Oh, girl, I tell you say you the one though
Oh, girl, I thought you said you the one
For your girl, I’ll be a lover
Said you be the one

[Verse]
I was chilling by the bar
Sippin’ at the sea, you was having sex on the beach
Baby girl we gon’ shut down, oh, my girl, we go one time
This pussy got me on lockdown, I like it when she comes around, yeah

[Chorus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
I’m way too fly, shine in the night time
I’m a vampire but I don’t bite, come outside when it’s daylight
But please don’t waste my time, I’m timeless I can’t lie
I bet I can hit it, give me one night (give me one night)
If I say the right lines

[Verse 2: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie]
I got the juice baby, yeah, put you in the mood baby, yeah
Sex with you was too crazy, yeah, wish there was two of you baby
Yeah, I need two of you, you should move how I move too, yeah
Black hoodie and some black boots in the 2018 Benz coupe, yeah
Left wrist lookin’ like ooh, and my pinky ring on froze, ooh yeah
Diamonds looking so cold, like an angel in the snow, yeah oh
All my niggas on go, act crazy on the road, mm-yeah
My Patek used to be gold, now it’s 54 a show, mm-yeah

[Chorus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido]
I’m way too fly, shine in the night time
I’m a vampire but I don’t bite, come outside when it’s daylight
But please don’t waste my time, I’m timeless I can’t lie
I bet I can hit it, give me one night (give me one night)
If I say the right lines

[Outro: Davido]
Shout out to my New York baby
Shout out to my
Shout out to my African baby
Love to my London lady

J. R’Mani – Hugh & U lyrics

Yeah…
It’s your boy J. Are man…
This one goes out to the real people
Them real ones in my life…
Okay…
I don’t know maybe you could relate…
So Ima take you way back…
Back before the journey man…
Show you who I’m talking bout…
Take this ride with me…
Let’s go…

Born in Jamaica
Raised in Kingston
Where og’s be gettin it
And them yungins
Be raising big guns…
Type of lifestyle
We lived inside the garrison
Ain’t no comparison
Stay finding bodies in barrels son…
So embarrassing
To be hungry for days
See mama crying for pay
As she sweat over pales
Tryna make it through the day
Just to put food on our plates
It’s not a beautiful state
I swear to god
I’m might lose it today…

Change up
Up in New York
Different place
Different pace
Still suffering wasn’t a new sport
Had to speed up my mind
Before I lose thought
And get my ass on the grind
Before I drew short
Makin moves north
Linkin up with homies and cronies
I knew since high school
The right dudes
To help me get on my twos
Fought…
Through all the shit
Hustling everyday
To say look nigga
What paying my fucking dues bought…

But I knew nought
That all that shit is just a phase
Til them boys in them suits
And them blues caught
Up to me
Cuz man eventually
All that shit you see on tv
Isn’t really what it appears to be
But with reality
Being so unscrupulous
I had to shoot for bust
Do it for my family
And beat it
Til them shooters rust…
Cuz ain’t nobody here
Gon do for us
So it’s winning
And nothing less
There ain’t no lose to us…

I do it for
Hugh
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
(If I shine, You shine)
(Do the crime, Not time)
(On that grind, Til we fine)
Yeah for you…
Hugh…
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
And that’s the way how I feel
Cuz all I see now is fake
Can’t lose my grip on what’s real…

And this is real and it kills
Sometime I wonder
How my mama used to pay them bills…
With no daddy around
Shit nobody around
I put my head on the ground
Screaming loud
But really there ain’t no sound…
I pray to god for a sunny day
Cuz I swear my mama tears
This world could wash away…
I wonder why she never runaway
And I ain’t talkin in a funny way
But if I pick up this gun up
I’m sure I’m robbing someone today…

Man…
If she knew what I was doing
Saw me in them streets
Her image of me would be ruined
I know she wants what’s best for me
But it ain’t easy see
Her hiding her emotions
Switching her pillow cases every morning…
Her eyes swollen
As if she’s mourning
But she told me never give up
Keep my head up
And focus on what’s important…
But how could I not
When I’m feeling helpless
God help me
Before I start kicking doors in…

It’s been a trip, shit
But you never flipped
Our past written
Could of hit a couple mil on script…
I remember when bud fell out
Not even a tear fell out
Searching for niggas whereabouts
Dying to fuckin air them out…
But you hold me and told me
That I should focus on my goals
Don’t let the devil control me…
And even with your
Roller-coaster emotions
You raised five kids
All by your lonesome
That’s why…

I do it for
Hugh…
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
(You the best and you’re mine)
(Mama your love is refine)
(Give you the world)
(Still I’m trying)
Yeah for you…
Hugh…
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
And that’s the way how I feel
All I see now is fake
Can’t lose my grip on what’s real…

And you…
You were throughout the storm too
Kept me warm, felt the love
Throughout your arms too…
When these streets
Were too much for me to take
You held me down
I swear you hiding a cape
You never lost your faith…
Never tripped on how much
I used to accumulate
You was never fake
Guess it was fate
For me to meet you when I did
Cuz if I didn’t
Maybe by now
I would’ve already
Passed the pearly gates…

Remember when tony got shot
I had to rush the block
Poppin shots
At fuck niggaz
Trying to off they tops…
But it got hot with cops
Then you pulled up on spot
Peeped it all
Then came over girl
And locked my glock…
I remember when I wrote my first rap
You heard it and clapped
Then put my head up in your lap
And said do it baby
Don’t let you nothing you hold back
Now I’m doing it
Headed to the top
Girl ain’t no looking back
Cuz…

I do it for
Hugh…
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
(I gotta make you my bride)
(For you forever I’ll ride)
(Do it all for your smile)
Yeah for you…
Hugh…
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
And that’s the way how I feel
All I see now is fake
Can’t lose my grip on what’s real…

Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in Kingston, Kingston…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in Kingston, Kingston…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in Kingston, Kingston…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in…
Born in Jamaica
Raised in Kingston…

I do it for
Hugh
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
(If I shine, You shine)
(Do the crime, Not time)
(On that grind, Til we fine)
Yeah for you…
Hugh…
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
And you
Hugh…
And that’s the way how I feel
Cuz all I see now is fake
Can’t lose my grip on what’s real…

Title Fight – Receiving Line lyrics

[Verse 1]
I cut my hair on Tuesday
I thought it would help you stay away
From the New York subway
World unraveling

[Verse 2]
We drove my car that weekend
100 miles barely speaking
9 AM, heavy breathing
Try to figure out the meaning

[Chorus]
I’m sorry for your loss
You probably get that a lot
We didn’t have to talk
You probably get that

[Verse 3]
And to think I felt fine
I’ll take that as a sign

[Chorus]
I’m sorry for your loss
You probably get that a lot
We didn’t have to talk
You probably get that

[Outro]
Today, I’m a stranger
In a receiving line

Joell Ortiz – Talk Dat Lyrics

Yaaaaooowaaaa!!

[Joell] I’m hearin’ New York back
[FTG] Yea, they say New York back?
[Joell] Ya I’m hearin’ that talk
[FTG] Ight Joell talk dat

[Joell] Black Polo tee 40 tucked where the horse at
If you was in my shoes you take ’em off where I walk at
{FTG] Caught dat? Tell ya wife to call a coroner
US citizen we still put four in her
[Joell] I just put more in the floor of my new corridor
Move birds fast hurry cane like Florida
[FTG] We still at the border the Trump wall wasn’t sent
Still movin’ clean water ta stamp safe for Flint
Shorty on me now but the scale is lit
Ironic how I get these buns afta I sell a bit
[Joell] They hella sick, I drive a whip you should neva tint
The R8 doors move on up like the Jeffersons
I know that gutta make ya chest wheezy
[FTG] If I knew what I knew now Joe I’d a did ’em greasy
[Joell] Hold up, ain’t ? like a ?wave grease?
[FTG] Yea these bums fry food in the same grease
[Joell] I just left Santorini we don’t do the same Greece
Y’all just sit around playin’ I be on plane seats

[FTG] New York rap
[Joell] Word, this New York rap?
[FTG] Yea I’m hearin’ that talk
[Joell] Ight Gordo talk dat

[FTG] Think I’m just bars leave you all wet?
I make it rain on stage like ? and ?
[Joell] Who’s the whip in that? Should I call Flex?
I deserve a new muscle car, I’ma hardcore vet

Harry Styles – Kiwi

She worked her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes
Hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect
And all the boys, they were saying they were into it
Such a pretty face, on a pretty neck

She’s driving me crazy, but I’m into it, but I’m into it
I’m kind of into it
It’s getting crazy, I think I’m losing it, I think I’m losing it
I think she said "I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business" (None of your, none of your)
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your, it’s none of your"

It’s New York, baby, always jacked up
Whole tunnels, foreign noses always backed up
When she’s alone, she goes home to a cactus
In a black dress, she’s such an actress

Driving me crazy, but I’m into it, but I’m into it
I’m kind of into it
It’s getting crazy, I think I’m losing it, I think I’m losing it
I think she said "I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business" (None of your, none of your)
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your, it’s none of your"

She sits beside me like a silhouette
Hard candy dripping on me ’til my feet are wet
And now she’s all over me, it’s like I paid for it
It’s like I paid for it, I’m gonna pay for this

It’s none of your, it’s none of your
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
(It’s none of your, none of your)
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
"I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business"
(It’s none of your, none of your)

Lolaasmiles Gets Dancehall Legend Beenie Man On New Track


Reggae star Lolaasmiles taps dancehall legend Beenie Man for her new single “Nuh Baddah.”

The song has been doing well since it was first released a years ago and now the single is seeing a resurgence. Lola thinks that the track will help further push her career in the reggae/dancehall space. “Nuh Baddah” was produced by New York based producer Stedley Reid. Her team is now heavily promoting the single and the extra promo has been working thus far.

“This song has a lot of potential, and with the plan I have in mind it will have a long-lasting effect worldwide,” Lolaasmiles said. “Beenie Man has always been an inspiration to me, and when I found out we had a mutual friend, I had to meet him in person. When we met, he liked my music and we spoke about collaborating and made it happen. It was a very humbling experience working with Beenie Man.”

The song is now available on YouTube and other major streaming services like iTunes/Apple Music and Google. It will be available on several other digital services in the coming weeks.

MO – Roots lyrics

[Intro]
Oh, oh

[Verse 1]
You heard the news, sweet child
I slaughtered all them swans
I left it burnin’
Gone to New York
There will be no more violence
In the house of your heart
In the house of your heart
There was a [?]
And I was weak for a while
Never be as good as you so
I got a ride and
I hitchhiked for New York
There will be no more violence
In the house of your heart
In the name of the Lord

[Chorus]
Oh, oh, baby
Where will I dig my roots?
It’s achin’ each time that I think of you
I wish for a better day to come around
Wanna shake my head [?]
Show you what you found (oh)
I wish for a better day to come around
So put a gun to the thunder inside of my head (oh)

[Verse 2]
You heard the news, sweet child
The world is mad we are runnin’ wild
I’m gonna ride and
Get off at New York
There will be no more violence
In the house of your heart
In the house of your heart
In the name of the Lord

[Refrain]
I [?] another way
[?] another way
We should stay [?]

[Chorus]
Oh, oh, baby
Where will I dig my roots?
It’s achin’ each time that I think of you
I wish for a better day to come around
Wanna shake my head [?]
Show you what you found (oh)
I wish for a better day to come around
So put a gun to the thunder inside of my head (oh)

[Outro]
Where will I dig my roots? (Oh)
Where will I dig my roots?

Jadakiss – Professional Hood Shit Lyrics

[Verse]

Yo Kiss of Death, letting the semi ring
You know they say if you don’t stand for nothing
You’ll fall for anything
Preferably I’d rather hustle than do stick ups
Call me, your number’s blocked, I ain’t gon’ pick up
This is much more than you seeing
And you touch more when you ringing
I’m in a four door european
Still going through the nonsense y’all
Listening to niggas bullshitting on the conference call
Till you leave them with open flesh
My base got the fiends damn near
Smoking they self to death
You can feel it inside you heart
My life is a double edged sword
And both sides are sharp
It’s facts in the talk
I’m the only nigga right now
That can bring the game back to New York
And I don’t wanna hear jack
You got a gun? Where it at?
Coupe is the same color as the nine-five Air Max
Yeah I’m a gentle boss that’ll send you back to heaven
Make a nigga dental floss with the Mac-11
In front of the store, breaking down on a crate
I’m working out now and not eating after eight
Let ’em know I’m a monster right now
And the empire’s about to be conquered right now
And all you gon’ hear about is Yonkers right now
And I own a couple pair of shoes…
Yeah but I’m the don of Nike Town
The haze is purple, the diesel is sour
It’s a shame that most people evil with power
But the key to surviving, dog, is logic
And it’s a lot riding on this project
All I know is death is coming nigga
And getting money is the object

Ludacris – Vices

[Hook]
Some people like to drink
Some people like to smoke
Some people overthink
Some people overdose
I’m just trying to get the nicest
Bottles on ice
Pull some all nighters
‘Cause everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got

[Verse 1]
Pop a couple bottles
I took a couple shots
I done fucked a couple models
I done fucked a couple thots
But from Seattle to Atlanta
From Philly to the bay
The only loyal bitch I know
Is a bitch named Tanqueray
She gets me right everytime
Ain’t never no fussing or fighting
She said she’ll always be mine
Thats why I cuff her and wife her
Now thats through sickness and wealth
All the way ’til death do us part
Ever since I saw her on the shelf
I knew we’d always be together from the start
And she tell me when my cups half empty
I tell her when the bottles half full
And I can’t get enough so don’t tempt me
Sometimes she’s chased with redbull
Sometimes I have to re-up
‘Cause I want to be with her all the time
‘Cause everyone’s got vices
I just want to come clean with mine

[Hook]
Some people like to drink
Some people like to smoke
Some people overthink
Some people overdose
I’m just trying to get the nicest
Bottles on ice
Pull some all nighters
‘Cause everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got

(Verse 2)
Rolled a couple fat ones
I Passed around the dank
I smashed a couple bad ones
I smashed a couple skanks
From Cali to Carolina
New York to Tijuana
The only Mary I know is
A faithful hoe named marijuana
I be draped in all designer
Won’t can’t me in nothing less
Than a couple thousand dollars
Success will just make em swallow
Good sex will just make them holler
Good weed will just make it better
And ease the stress in my mind
As I continue to goin get this cheddar
Better roll it, lick it and then light it
Puff puff, pass that thing around
Everyday, I gets excited
‘Cause this here, came from the ground
And it was put, on the earth to smoke it
I can’t think, of a better time
To light it up and ask if I wanna hit it
‘Cause I know I can’t decline

[Hook]
Some people like to drink
Some people like to smoke
Some people overthink
Some people overdose
I’m just trying to get the nicest
Bottles on ice
Pull some all nighters
‘Cause everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got

[Outro]
Worry about your own fucking life x4
Stay the fuck out of mine x4
I’m aight bitch…

LUDACRIS – Vices lyrics

Some people like to drink
Some people like to smoke
Some people overthink
Some people overdose
I’m just trying to get the nicest
Bottles on ice
Pull some all nighters
‘Cause everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got

[Verse 1]
Pop a couple bottles
I took a couple shots
I done f*cked a couple models
I done f*cked a couple thots
But from Seattle to Atlanta
From Philly to the bay
The only loyal bitch I know
Is a bitch named Tanqueray
She gets me right everytime
Ain’t never no fussing or fighting
She said she’ll always be mine
Thats why I cuff her and wife her
Now thats through sickness and wealth
All the way ’til death do us part
Ever since I saw her on the shelf
I knew we’d always be together from the start
And she tell me when my cups half empty
I tell her when the bottles half full
And I can’t get enough so don’t tempt me
Sometimes she’s chased with redbull
Sometimes I have to re-up
‘Cause I want to be with her all the time
‘Cause everyone’s got vices
I just want to come clean with mine

[Hook]
Some people like to drink
Some people like to smoke
Some people overthink
Some people overdose
I’m just trying to get the nicest
Bottles on ice
Pull some all nighters
‘Cause everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got

(Verse 2)
Rolled a couple fat ones
I Passed around the dank
I smashed a couple bad ones
I smashed a couple skanks
From Cali to Carolina
New York to Tijuana
The only Mary I know is
A faithful hoe named marijuana
I be draped in all designer
Won’t can’t me in nothing less
Than a couple thousand dollars
Success will just make em swallow
Good sex will just make them holler
Good weed will just make it better
And ease the stress in my mind
As I continue to goin get this cheddar
Better roll it, lick it and then light it
Puff puff, pass that thing around
Everyday, I gets excited
‘Cause this here, came from the ground
And it was put, on the earth to smoke it
I can’t think, of a better time
To light it up and ask if I wanna hit it
‘Cause I know I can’t decline

[Hook]
Some people like to drink
Some people like to smoke
Some people overthink
Some people overdose
I’m just trying to get the nicest
Bottles on ice
Pull some all nighters
‘Cause everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices, vices
Everybody got

[Outro]
Worry about your own f*cking life x4
Stay the f*ck out of mine x4
I’m aight bitch…

DMX Is Sober and Packed On A Lot Of Weight Since Rehab

DMX is not only sober, he has packed on a ton of weight since going to rehab and it’s pretty evident in the video clip below.

The legendary rapper checked into rehab in August after copping a deal with to avoid house arrest. Seems it was the best thing that ever happened to him because not only is he sober, but he gained over 40 pounds according to sources. A TMZ photographer caught up with the DMX today while going to court and asked him about his weight gain and the status of his tax evasion case.

The photographer asked him if its true that he put on 40 lbs and how much does he weigh now. “I don’t know. you have a scale?” X responded jokingly. He was later asked what kind of diet he was on and he said he eats captain crunch cereal. The entire exchange with the paparazzo was hilarious, but it’s X’s health and image that everyone is zooming in on. Before going into rehab, he looked frail and overall not in his best shape. But now he looks a lot more energetic and upbeat. So you can conclude that rehab has been good to him and he should probably do more rehab to ensure that he stays off drugs.

DMX is reportedly clean and sober and has been that way for weeks now, according to sources close to the rapper. He also got a big break in court recently when a judge gave him the green light to travel this fall to other states for touring so he can make some money. There are some reports that he is having some financial troubles and is next to broke because he has been unable to leave the state of New York for touring or any other reasons. He also has child support cases to deal with in court which also put some strain on his finances.

Ty Dolla $ign – Dawsin’s Breek (feat. Jeremih)

[Intro]
EarDrummers
Mike WiLL Made-It

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih]
I got a brand new coupe, uh (coupe)
I got a brand new ‘Rari, yeah
I got a brand new boo, uh (boo)
I put my bitch in park (uh)
I got a brand new coupe, yeah
I got a brand new ‘Rari (woah)
I got a brand new boo, yeah
Put my ex-bitch in park
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park, uh
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park, uh
My bitch lookin’ like ooooh
Your bitch lookin’ like nah (ah yeah)
I put that bitch in park, yeah (ooh yeah)
I put that bitch in park (ah yeah)

[Verse 1: Ty Dolla $ign]
Brrr, hello, who’s this? I don’t know you hoes
Brrr, hello, who’s this? Hold up, I’m changin’ clothes
Got a main chick, she like no new hoes
Might speak the language, but I don’t know you, bro

[Refrain: Ty Dolla $ign]
Drop top freak and she flossin’
Ice on creek like I’m Dawson
She gon’ hit the stage, bet he tossin’
Swimmin’ in the wave, I got lost in

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih]
I got a brand new coupe, uh (coupe)
I got a brand new ‘Rari, yeah
I got a brand new boo, uh (boo)
I put my bitch in park (uh)
I got a brand new coupe, yeah
I got a brand new ‘Rari (woah)
I got a brand new boo, yeah
Put my ex-bitch in park
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park, uh
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park, uh
My bitch lookin’ like ooooh
Your bitch lookin’ like nah (ah yeah)
I put that bitch in park, yeah (ooh yeah)
I put that bitch in park (ah yeah)

[Verse 2: Jeremih]
Hollup, in New York, panties off
What is this? Who are y’all?
In whose coupe? What are you talkin’ ’bout?
My bitch just came through, she done, just shut y’all down

[Refrain: Ty Dolla $ign]
Drop top freak and she flossin’
Ice on creek like I’m Dawson
She gon’ hit the stage, bet he tossin’
Swimmin’ in the wave, I got lost in

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih]
I got a brand new coupe, uh (coupe)
I got a brand new ‘Rari, yeah
I got a brand new boo, uh (boo)
I put my bitch in park (uh)
I got a brand new coupe, yeah
I got a brand new ‘Rari (woah)
I got a brand new boo, yeah
Put my ex-bitch in park
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park, uh
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park, uh
My bitch lookin’ like ooooh
Your bitch lookin’ like nah
I put that bitch in park, yeah
I put that bitch in park

Dawsin s breek – Ty Dolla Sign lyrics

Lyrics Ty Dolla Sign – Dawsin s breek

I got a brand new coupe, uh
I got a brand new ‘Rari, yeah
I got a brand new boo, uh
I put my b*tch in park
I got a brand new coupe,
I got a brand new ‘Rari
I got a brand new boo, yeah
Put my ex-b*tch in park
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in park, uh
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in park, uh
My b*tch lookin’ like ooooh
Your b*tch lookin’ like nah
I put that b*tch in park,
I put that b*tch in park.(dawsin s breek)

Brrrr, hello, who’s this? I don’t know you h**s
Brrrr, hello, who’s this? Hold up, I’m changin’ clothes
Got a main chick, she like no new h**s
Might speak the language, but I don’t know you, bro.

Drop top freak and she flossin’
Ice on creek like I’m Dawson
She gon’ hit the stage, bet he tossin’
Swimmin’ in the wave, I got lost in.

I got a brand new coupe, uh (coupe)
I got a brand new ‘Rari, yeah
I got a brand new boo, uh (boo)
I put my b*tch in park (uh)
I got a brand new coupe, yeah
I got a brand new ‘Rari (woah)
I got a brand new boo, yeah
Put my ex-b*tch in park
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in park, uh
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in park, uh
My b*tch lookin’ like ooooh
Your b*tch lookin’ like nah (ah yeah)
I put that b*tch in park, yeah (ooh yeah)
I put that b*tch in park.

Hollup, in New York, panties off
What is this? Who are y’all?
In whose coupe? What are you talkin’ ’bout?
My b*tch just came through, she done, just shut y’all down.

Drop top freak and she flossin’
Ice on creek like I’m Dawson
She gon’ hit the stage, bet he tossin’
Swimmin’ in the wave, I got lost in.

I got a brand new coupe, uh
I got a brand new ‘Rari, yeah
I got a brand new boo, uh
I put my b*tch in park
Versuri-lyrics.info
I got a brand new coupe, yeah
I got a brand new ‘Rari
I got a brand new boo, yeah
Put my ex-b*tch in park
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in park, uh
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in park, uh
My b*tch lookin’ like ooooh
Your b*tch lookin’ like nah
I put that b*tch in park, yeah
I put that b*tch in parkkk.(dawsin s breek)
Ty Dolla Sign lyrics
Video breek

Cardi B Blast Her Haters Who Calling Her One-Hit Wonder

Cardi B is letting her haters know that she is still winning and not a one-hit wonder.

To be fair to the New York rapper, her breakout single “Bodak Yellow” is currently at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and could very well make it to number one. If that is not winning then what else does she have to do to earn more respect. Some fans are saying that she needs another hit to prove herself. In a post on Instagram, Cardi B let the haters know that she is coming from nothing so that in itself is winning.

“Coming from nothing isn’t winning, doing everything they said I couldn’t because of my stripper past isn’t winning, taking care of my family isn’t winning, reaching the top of the billboard charts when everybody said NO isn’t winning?” she wrote. “If this ain’t winning sis you tell me what is!! I know you must be so busy and overbooked that finding the time to give me “advice” was hard!! But I talk to Christ and my mother everyday and I don’t need it!!”

Some folks then responded saying that being busy doesn’t mean that your winning, while others think that she has to prove that she is not another one-hit wonder. Are some fans being too critical of Cardi B and should give her props where its due, in particular for scoring one of the biggest rap songs this year.

Coming from nothing isn't winning, doing everything they said I couldn't because of my stripper past isn't winning, taking care of my family isn't winning, reaching the top of the billboard charts when everybody said NO isn't winning??? If this ain't winning sis you tell me what is!! I know you must be so busy and overbooked that finding the time to give me "advice" was hard!! But I talk to Christ and my mother everyday and I don't need it!!

A post shared by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on Sep 8, 2017 at 8:14am PDT

Smoke Dza – K.o.n.y. Lyrics

SMOKE DZA
K.o.n.y. Lyrics

[Hook:]
Right,
It’s been a long time,
I’ve been waiting, but f**k waiting.
I feel the times now. I’m impatient. f**k patience.
Now I’ve got the hammer on the waistline, ain’t tryna’
give me shit I’m about to take mine.
Now I’ve got the hammer on the waistline, ain’t tryna’
give me shit I’m about to…
Right.

[Verse 1:]
Kushed God smoke ’till the buddah in.
Low cargo sag, I’m a hooligan.
I made buckets look cool again,
The game was missing a fly nigga, I maneuvered in.
Life’s a bitch trying to do me in,
But I f**k her raw, she’s got the Nuva Ring.
I ‘ain’t listen if it ‘ain’t about ends,
You ‘ain’t saying shit like Pootie Tang.
A fool is something I ‘ain’t never been,
Niggas trying to insult my intelligence.
But f**k that a nigga trying to win,
Most of these niggas ‘ain’t relevant.
It doesn’t matter what you think nigga,
You’re a doja, you ‘ain’t got a choice.
Your whole style stinks nigga,
Opinion doesn’t matter nigga, Rock Boys.
Tryna’ get my bread right, bread right.
That will have them niggas dead tight, dead right.
Nigga hustle, get it every night, every night.
Dippin speeding through the red lights, dead high.
I’m way accustomed to the bullshit, they’re tryna’ keep
a nigga down,
But I ain’t listenin’ at all nigga, I’m coming through,
I want the crown.

[Hook:]
It’s been a long time,
I’ve been waiting, but f**k waiting.
I feel the times now. I’m impatient. f**k patience.
Now I’ve got the hammer on the waistline, ain’t tryna’
give me shit I’m about to take mine.
Now I’ve got the hammer on the waistline, ain’t tryna’
give me shit I’m about to…
Uh.

[Verse 2:]
Stop playing with me.
I’m coming for mine, niggas spray it with me
Shout out who’s in the lane with me.
The king of New York, nigga, say it with me.
The king of New York, how’s that sound?
Old nigga, new nigga, kill them right now.
f**k your intellect, I’ve been a threat way before the
internet.
When the only way you knew you was hot was when you
walked down the block and niggas ran down on you.
I used to battle in the hall ways smoking Purple Haze
with my man sipping Crown Royale.
Stopped ghost writting, though I liked the pay, came a
long way from the mad Cypher days.
It’s about time to change the style now and stop
playing with these bitches because my time’s now.

[Hook:]
Right,
It’s been a long time,
I’ve been waiting, but f**k waiting.
I feel the times now. I’m impatient. f**k patience.
Now I’ve got the hammer on the waistline, ain’t tryna’
give me shit I’m about to take mine.
Now I’ve got the hammer on the waistline, ain’t tryna’
give me shit I’m about to…

Josh Turner – Hometown Girl lyrics

She grew up around here on that southwest side
Where the corn grows up to the road side
Went to high school here, got that Panther pride
She’ll be cheering them on every Friday night

She couldn’t hide her beauty with a baseball cap
Couldn’t help but shine with a heart like that
New York called when she turned 21
But she never forgot where she came from

I need a pretty little homegrown hometown girl
With a ribbon tying back those waterfall curls
I’ve been looking all over, all over the world
For a pretty little homegrown hometown girl

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Her mamma’s mamma was born right here
And her roots run deeper than that old town square
She’s a good girl but she’s not uptight
She can rise and shine and she can hang all night

I need a pretty little homegrown hometown girl
With a ribbon tying back those waterfall curls
I’ve been looking all over, all over the world
For a pretty little homegrown hometown girl

She’s got an old soul, she’s the salt of the earth
When she gives her love she knows what it’s worth
There’s a lot of pretty girls out there to me
But there’s nothing like the one right across the street

I need a pretty little homegrown hometown girl
With a ribbon tying back those waterfall curls
I’ve been looking all over, all over the world
For a pretty little homegrown hometown girl

I need a pretty little homegrown hometown girl