Hello Again. I'm comin to ya with another live jam, which is my submission for Diza's latest album, Hardcore Instrumentals Vol 3. Much love the my broda Diza for letting me participate on this project and for proving yet again another great jam to throw some styles too. Check out his page here: https://soundcloud.com/diza-noventas
I'll update the description with the download link for the album when It drops.
I didn't have too long to work on this track.. but I did what I could the best that I could.
The theme of the song was 'wisdom' and Diza asked me to try and write something along those lines and also challenged me to integrate some actual 'wisdom' into the track.
I took it a bit literally, and wrote the verses about that. 'Word is born' - such phrases, good conversation and real talk. And how those are things I cherish.. Much love to any of the Hip Hop heads that I've had the pleasure to have some real talks with about what we both feel is real, the music.
Hook is simple, I didn't want to over due it, wanted to focus strictly on rapping + the spoken word piece at the end. I hope that you enjoy this kinda of track. I wanted to do something a little fresh for those who've been kind enough to listen thus far. Much love.
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WORD IS BORN,
WORD IS BORN,
I PASS THE PHRASE TO ONE CLOSE,
WHEN WE SPEAK, OR EXCHANGE NOTES,
&I AGREE-OR WE AGREE-
BOTH OPINIONS HELD RESPECTFULLY,
IN A WORLD WHERE SUCH BARELY EXPECTED TO BE,
HONESTY & REAL TALK IS A RARITY IT SEEMS.
&I SPEAK AND SEEK FOR CLARITY EVERYTIME THAT I BREATHE,
OR DIPS THE PEN INTO THE INK,
SITTIN IN SILENCE WHEN I THINK,
I CLOSE THE EYES,
&LET THOUGHTS SINK, ABYSSAL, THE PLANE DEEP-
IT'S WHERE I WANDER, & WHERE I SEEK,
WHO INDEED, WOULD LIKE THE STYLE THAT I SNEAK,
WHEN UPON A BEAT. LYRICALLY MY SHEEN SHINE PRISTINE
THAT'S WHAT I NEED,
THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS
SPOKEN WORD IS DEFINED,
YOU'VE GOT TO SEEK & FIND,
PEACE TO REST THE MIND. X4
I'M SEEKIN THE HIGHER LIFE ENERGIES,
TO HAVE PLENTY, IN MY RESEVOIR READILY,
TO ACCESS KNOWLEDGE, BORNE OF A DIFFERENT CENTURY,
LOOKIN FOR GREAT MINDS, I GO TO SEEK EXEMPLARY,
ESSENTIALLY SENSING EXTRA SENSORY,
WHATS MEANT TO BE PHYSICAL, TRANSLATE TO MENTALLY
DEEP THOUGHTS FOR MEMORIES, POTENTIALLY EMBEDDED THE MEMORY,
&YESYAKNO MY ENERGY-
IS A LITTLE MIX OF IT ALL,
THE GENRE BE CALLED,
STUDY WHATS NECESSARY
ALL FORMS& TYPES OF ART
BUT I'M NOT CONTEMPORARY IN MY THOUGHTS.
INTERPRETATION, IS MY MARK,
AS DICTATED BY STARS,
&I'M COMPELLED FROM THE HEART,
TO KEEP MY MIND SHARP,
WITH THE ANGLE&THE ARC, IT'S LINES I RIPS APART,
WHEN MOST KATS IS,
AFRAID TO BE OR SAY, WHO THEY EVEN REALLY ARE.
PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SUFFERING, EITHER WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY, OR WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW. LIVING IN YOUR MINDS, THE FEAR IS ALWAYS, ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.
MEANING THAT THE FEAR&SUFFERING IS ALWAYS ABOUT THAT WHICH DOES NOT EXIST.
IF YOUR FEAR IS ABOUT THE NON-EXISTANT, YOUR FEAR IS 100% IMAGINARY.
MIND, 1 PART IS MEMORY, 1 PART IS IMAGINATION,
BOTH OF THEM ARE IN A WAY, IMAGINATION BECAUSE BOTH DO NOT EXIST RIGHT NOW.
THE FEAR IS SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT LIVING WITH LIFE, YOU'RE LIVING IN YOUR MIND,
YOU'RE LOST IN YOUR IMAGINATION, THAT IS THE BASIS OF YOUR FEAR.
IF YOU WERE ROOTED IN REALITY, THERE WOULD BE NO FEAR.
The spoken word piece is a re-written speech from a Yogi that I take personal inspiration from: Sadhguru, peep the original source material video from which I paraphrased here: http://youtu.be/uV_CGpMsEhY
He has many more videos on many other topics. Feel free to peep if you're into that sort of thing.
- Shinobi Style