Interview Suzanne Ciani Speaks With Kraus A Room That Echoes Festival

Pat Kraus / C.C. / Suzanne Ciani photo credit: Lloyd Williams
/ Wednesday 21st July, 2021 3:35PM

  
  

Happening over four days next week in and around Audio Foundation‘s Tāmaki Makaurau headquarters, A Room That Echoes is "a festival of immersive music, surround sound and deep listening." Showcasing both pre-recorded works created by artists from across the globe and live performances by some of Aotearoa’s most sonically inventive talents, A.R.T.E. will treat open-eared attendees to "unique technological listening experiences from a lineup of extraordinary international and local performers and composers." We’re over the moon to share today an in-depth conversation between two contributors to the fest: US synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani and local electronics figurehead Kraus. Explore the full programme below and read on for their illuminating and expertly considered discussion of space and movement in music, the re-emergence of analogue modular synthesis, the revolutionary history of women in electronic music and more…

NOTE: This festival showcases both prerecorded and live works, live performers for the festival are marked with ‘LIVE’ below — Suzanne Ciani is not performing live at the fest…

A Room That Echoes
For more details, head over to the Audio Foundation site HERE

Thursday 29th July (opening night) – Audio Foundation, Auckland, 7pm
Suzanne Ciani (USA)

Flo Wilson – LIVE

Thembi Soddell (AUS)

Concepcion Huerta (MX)

JIM-S (MX) – LIVE

Mo Zareei (IRAN) – LIVE


Thursday 29 July – Saturday 31st July, 12pm – 7.30pm

Here Not There – Tash Van Schaardenburg, Jimmy Solōrzano, Sam Longmore field recordings installation


Friday 30th July – Audio Foundation, Auckland, 7pm
Jōse Orozco Mora (MX)

Natasha Anderson (AUS)

Sergio Merce (ARG)

Judith Hamman (AUS)

Jo Burzynska
Malcolm Riddoch – LIVE

Clinton Watkins – LIVE


Saturday 31st July – Audio Foundation, Auckland, 2pm – 6pm – ALL LIVE
Musical Electronics Library Performance

John Kim

Phil Dadson – Radiophonic work with
Sam Longmore / Torben Tilly / Rachel Shearer / Flo Wilson
Johnny Chang performs Michael Pisaro (USA)


Saturday 31st July – Audio Foundation, Auckland, 8pm

Warren Maxwell sound installation activated by Malcolm Riddoch
Al Fraser

Clovis McEvoy

Mabe Fratti (GUA)

Richard Francis – LIVE
Anthony Pateras (AUS)

Thomas Arbor
Kraus – LIVE


Sunday 1st August – Old Folks Ass. Gundry St., Auckland, 2pm – 6pm – ALL LIVE
The Observatory Project

Bluetooth Orchestra – Kristian Larsen

Colin Woods, Andrew McMillan
Malcolm Riddoch

Organgy

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Pat Kraus: The upcoming festival at the Audio Foundation is focused on multichannel sound, so I’d like to first ask about the use of space and movement in your music. How were you introduced to multichannel sound, and how important is the use of space in your music?

Suzanne Ciani: I was brought up on the Buchla 200 (analogue modular synthesizer), so when I was in graduate school in Berkeley — I went there from ‘68 to ‘70 — I met Don Buchla, and when I finished my degree I went to work for him. Right from the beginning, he dealt in quadraphonic. So this was a guy who, I call him the Leonardo Da Vinci of electronic musical instrument design, because he really was a focused genius in designing interfaces. And if you think about it, there’s no reason why electronic sound shouldn’t be moving. I mean, where does it live? It’s not like you’re a cello and you’re sitting in a place, and you want it to come from that place.

Right, it’s disembodied.

It’s disembodied, and it comes alive when it moves. So there was a Buchla module called the 227, and it was a voltage-controlled quadraphonic spatial output module, and the beauty of that, of course, is that you are generating the space as you’re generating the music. That becomes important when you have rhythmic movement. Motion is rhythm, and if the movement doesn’t integrate with the rhythm, you’ve got a mess. That’s what I was brought up on, and I hit a wall when I was performing in the early ’70s. I went to New York in ‘74 and I did a concert in quad in an art gallery. Then I wanted to make a career performing. And I went to the main hall, in Lincoln Centre, the theatre for classical music and opera and all that, and they wouldn’t put up four speakers.

They just refused?

They just refused.

OK. Wow.

So I started, you know my goal was to get theatres redesigned, and I worked and worked and worked, and I couldn’t get it to happen.

And we’re still basically stuck with stereo, aren’t we, at least for most home listening.

Well I think the breakthrough is happening, but it’s happening in film. You have home theatres now. And it’s odd because the film industry itself was slow to adopt stereo! I mean, I did a film in 1980, and it was mono, and all of Hollywood was mono. Then all of a sudden, everything shifted, when digital came in, this revolutionised behind the scenes production. Instead of sprocketed film they could record and synchronise with SMPTE time-code. So now they’ve pushed home theatres, and also the conduits for presenting sound are opening up, so Apple is adopting a spatial format, you have Dolby Atmos which provides a conduit if you want to release your music as spatial, so the whole system is in place now.

It seems to me that in the ’70s there was a hope that electronic music technology would become more democratised and accessible. For example, synth designer Serge Tcherepnin said he hoped everyone would have an electronic music studio in their home. Do you think we’re starting to see that more now?

Yes, and I think the reason is partly cost, although kids don’t seem to appreciate that, because they’ll complain about how much something costs. I mean, you have no idea how much things used to cost! It was like: buying a car, or buying a module. There was a huge amount of desire associated with even getting this stuff back then, it wasn’t easy to get it to happen. Now you have thousands of different modules and they are relatively affordable.

What’s the story about your original Buchla being stolen in the ’70s?

I have had bad luck. I had a cartage company that followed me around New York. I would do sessions, and they would pick up my Buchla, it was in five road cases, it was big. And one day they showed up at the studio and only half of it was there! It was in Times Square, and I thought oh my god, they’ve put it on the street, someone’s come along and picked it up, looked at it and thought what is this, and threw it in the East River. That’s what I imagined. And 30 years later I get a photo from Canada and the guy says “Hey, does this look familiar to you?” It turned out the engineer at the studio where I worked took it home with him, and kept it for 25 years, and then sold it. It’s like stealing somebody’s Stradivarius. It was an irreplaceable instrument that I had devoted my life to. It was my instrument. You can imagine the trauma that went with that. I still had half of it, but that wasn’t that useful. And then that half broke down.

In the last five years you’ve returned to performing live with a Buchla, this time with the modern 200e system. How did that come about?

I had moved from New York City to the coast of California. And I had returned to the piano. My first album out here was for orchestra and piano. Then I did some piano solo albums, and I started touring playing the piano. I didn’t have the Buchla, but, as luck would have it, Don Buchla lived here still and I reconnected with him.


You used to play tennis with him, is that right?

Exactly! We did that for years. Then at one point he said if you’re ever thinking of going back to this, now is the time, because he was selling the company to somebody in Australia. I was invited to play at Moogfest. Now, for most of my life Moog was considered the enemy, because they weren’t quadraphonic, they didn’t have feedback, they weren’t as performable to me. You know, I was a Buchla person. But Moog asked me if I would play in San Francisco, and I said yes, because I live so close. And that was my first comeback concert. And simultaneously, Finders Keepers from Manchester had been releasing stuff from my vault, stuff that had never been released, that I didn’t think was worth releasing, because they were recorded in a garage or wherever. And I discovered that there was a revolution going on, a renaissance.

Of modular synthesizers?

Yeah! And, oh my god, it was a dream come true for me, because the first time I did it, nobody understood it! I mean performing for people who don’t have a clue where the sound is coming from, it’s not the same.


It seems that the technologies and concepts of electronic music that were developed in the 60s are still very useful as expressive tools, and your recent work demonstrates that.

Yes, and also the reason the kids rebelled against digital is that it’s not human. It wasn’t interactive, it wasn’t warm, it wasn’t continuous, it wasn’t soft. And so I give the kids credit, because before that, our thinking about technology was that it’s a straight line forward, it gets better and better. So thank you guys for putting the brakes on and reinvestigating (analogue technology). When this started it didn’t happen, it was an unfulfilled promise, a possibility that didn’t manifest. And now it is, and so I’m really really happy.


When you began working with the modern Buchla 200e, did you approach it differently?

Here’s the philosophy behind this: When you’re working with a machine, you’re working with the machine. I complained to Don Buchla “I can’t do what I did in the ’60s and ’70s. It’s not as performable”. And he would look at me and say “Do something else! Don’t try to do what you did”. So my first comeback concert, I was using the 291e filter which has no directional voltage control, so you put a voltage in and it only goes up. I’ve grown to like that concert, even though it sounds nothing like what I was imagining. You play with the instrument, there are things that I’m grateful for, that I have still, and there’s things that I miss.


It’s amazing you saying there are things that you could do in the ’60s and ’70s that you can’t do with the current technology. That’s incredible.

That’s why I want everybody to look at Buchla’s early instruments. You know my dream actually is to go back to the 200, and the Buchla people have talked about making it. So we’ll see.

Just thinking about the size of that original 200 system, I guess one advantage of your Buchla 200e is that it’s possible for you to take it overseas to perform.

Exactly. That’s the good news. I can bring it in one suitcase, I can check it as baggage, which is a little scary, but possible. The bad news is, in the sequencer for instance, which is just one panel unit, a lot of the performance techniques that I had before involved interacting live with the sequencer, either assigning pulses, lengths, whatever, just playing that sequencer. And you can’t play a digital sequencer. “Excuse me everybody, wait, I’m just going into this menu, I’ll be five minutes…”


Before the pandemic you were touring and playing quite regularly, is that right?

Nonstop. I think for the last five years I basically lived in airplanes, and that became habitual. And now my habit is to stay home.


How have you been navigating the pandemic? I see you’ve begun to release some of your live recordings.

Because I play in quad, I have this dilemma of how to release on vinyl. So the first vinyl quad that I did, the record came with a decoder, made by Australian company Involve Audio. Lovely people doing a beautiful job with spatial encoding and decoding. The next one is coming out in November in vinyl — it was already released digitally — but we don’t have to include a decoder, because the world is now more spatial than it was a few years ago, and the decoding can happen without the special decoder.

That’s amazing. So the technology is developing quite rapidly. Are there more releases coming?

I recorded just about all the concerts, so I certainly have plenty of material to release. The stumbling block was of course the vinyl, and now that’s getting easier. I don’t know how interested people would be in hearing all these variations of this concert. The piece that I play is based on four sequences that I played in the 70s. I wrote a paper, a report to the National Endowment, it was all in there. When I came back to the Buchla, I looked at the paper, and it reminded me how to play, how you do it.


So the basic musical material that you’re using now reaches back to that mid-70s period?

Yes, it’s the same sequences I used then, but in those days sequencers were not static, because you were interacting with them. So I have a different compositional challenge now. As you know from playing these machines, it’s a process of keeping the material alive, and moving.

It’s obviously really important for you to actively perform with your Buchla, rather than just letting it play itself. But on the other hand, using any modular instrument, there’s a lot of preprogramming involved. How do you see that relationship between programming and live expression?

Well, when I perform I project my Buchla up on a big screen, so that people can see when I do this, do that, whatever, but what we love about voltage control is that the voltages are doing a lot of the work. I’m not sitting there swirling the sound around the space, but I can interact with, say, the envelope that is affecting it, so it might be a hierarchical level above. See, this was the limitation of the first understanding of the analogue modular. Switched on Bach came out, and people thought it was a keyboard instrument. And with a keyboard you do one thing, and you get one thing. That was so limiting that the keyboard became the enemy of analogue modular. It was the enemy because that’s so boring! The whole beauty of analogue is that you can orchestrate and design voltages that produce interesting levels of musical information.

Would a good analogy be that you’re conducting an orchestra, rather than playing a solo instrument?

I don’t think of it that way, I think of it, honestly, as a new language. I remember when I worked with Philip Glass in New York in 1974 or ’75, and I said “Philip, you should be using a sequencer!” Because everybody’s just trying to keep up with this pattern. I think his techniques were derived, even unconsciously, from the machinery of music that was happening.


That’s interesting, because I think that people like Philip Glass and Steve Reich have influenced the current generation of electronic music.

Well this is a little aside, but when I was in New York in those early days, Steve Reich came to one of my concerts, and he said to me “They should take all these things and send them to the moon!”

Ha! OK, not open to it.

Not open to it. And then recently, I met his son Ezra Reich at a NAMM show, and he’s an electronic musician. The world changes, and it’s fascinating to be old like me, and see it in all its chapters.

As a woman in music in the late 60s / early 70s, was electronic music a path to liberation for you as a composer?

Oh absolutely! You know that film that just came out Sisters with Transistors, we were all in our little worlds, so we didn’t really know each other. But the truth is that women gravitated to this because it was self-contained, and it allowed you to do the whole thing, you could compose, you could perform, you didn’t need the infrastructure. It was very liberating, and I think because women did not have as great an investment in the normal music of the time — you know, the guitars and the drums — we were open to something new. It was a promise, it was, you know: Freedom! Power! Independence! Thank-you!

Yeah! And it’s really a fascinating subject for me, I mean, the question of why is electronics and technology so liberating for marginalized groups? I think it’s still true with electronic music, that for women, and people of colour, and queer and trans people, electronic music is this amazing way of expressing yourself on your own terms. That’s still very much true I think.

Fantastic!

Watching a film like Sisters with Transistors you might assume that women in electronic music were aware of their own history. But you’re saying you weren’t familiar with other women in the field?

Well, for instance, when Finders Keepers released the Buchla Concerts 1975, in the liner notes Andy Votel called me “the Delia Derbyshire of the Atari generation”, and I said who’s Delia Derbyshire? I’d never heard of her!

Amazing!

I didn’t know Daphne Oram! I discovered Daphne Oram when I played at Royal Albert Hall a couple of years ago. They premiered a symphony of hers that was written in the 40s, so over 70 years later she had her first performance of a piece.

What about Laurie Spiegel? You would have been in New York at the same time she was at Bell Labs. Were you familiar with her at all?

Yes, we had in common (computer music pioneer) Max Mathews, because I had studied with Max Mathews while I was still in graduate school, he came out to Stanford and I studied with him and John Chowning in a summer course at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, so we had that in common. We bumped into each other in New York a little bit, but we were in different worlds. I was doing big studio commercial work along with my art work, so we’d see each other once in a while at the Audio Engineering Convention. But I really didn’t know anything about her. I’m just finding out now. For example, I worked with a lot of companies back then, and one of them was Eventide, and I just found out today that Laurie Spiegel also worked with them. I never knew that. So our history has been invisible, and we’re just uncovering it. And it’s so refreshing, and empowering even for me. I guess I’m a little sad that I didn’t know. For instance I found out that there was a woman who scored a Hollywood film in the 40s. Elizabeth Firestone. Well, who knew? I can’t find any information about her. Up until I found her, I thought I was the first woman to score a major Hollywood feature (The Incredible Shrinking Woman, 1981). And I want to bring her to light. I want people to know, I mean who knows what we don’t know?

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kraussss.bandcamp.com/

Live Show Alert Ponsonby Social Club Presents VozNueva

C.C. / Thursday 14th May, 2020 12:04PM

  
  

As we collectively dip our toes back into Level Two alert status, it’s crucial to remember Aotearoa’s live scene has yet to ramp up again, as our venues are still under lock and key until Thursday 21st May. Tāmaki Makaurau gig lovers will be stoked to hear Ponsonby Social Club are acting swiftly do bring you the live sounds you’re craving, with both yesterday’s announcement of a jam-packed tribute to US fusion / funk icon Thundercat (featuring Swap Gomez, JY Lee and Kenji of Yoko-Zuna and Avantdale Bowling Club keyboardist Guy Harrison), and today’s revelation of a special live event showcasing the talents of Latin jazz maestros VozNueva. Ponsonby Social Club is clearly the place to be over the next few weeks, we recommend you move fast as tickets are necessarily strictly limited for this seated event…

VozNueva (Latin Jazz)

Thursday 28th May – Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Experience VozNueva’s take on Pulp Fiction soundtrack fave ‘Miserlou’, played live at Auckland Jazz & Blues Club…

Press release:

The Band

Founded in 1987, as VozNueva (Spanish for New Voice), then VoxNova for a while specialising in Jazz Manouche, the band has recently returned to its founding roots as VozNueva performing vintage and contemporary Latin and Gitanos (Spanish Gypsy). The band has enjoyed/enjoys many lengthy residencies, self-run concerts, and is highly regarded by Auckland Jazz & Blues Club. The band has hosted musicians from all over the globe, each leaving a trace on the sound and repertoire.

The Music

Inspired mainly by the Flamenco Rumba style made famous by Gypsy Kings plus Brazilian rhythms, the list of composers work performed include: Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Buena Vista Social Club, Joao Gilberto, Carlos Santana, Gypsy Kings.

Band Members

Alan MacDonald, born in Scotland, Alan created the band in 1997 after a career as a creative director. Now manager’performer of three bands (+ Zydecosis, Cajynx) and art career that has seen work exhibited in New York. Alan enjoys performing with musicians at the top of their artform as well as performing at the best venues.

Nigel Gavin, originally from Long Island, New York, is a leading figure, teacher, performer, composer, locally and internationally. Nigel has performed with well-known groups such as, Nairobi Trio, the Fondue Set, the Jews Brothers, the Blue Bottom Stompers, Gitbox Rebellion, now returned to Voxnova after a break of a few years.

Ricky De Medieros from Brazil is a master of fingerstyle, fiery flamenco techniques and Latin grooves that blend well with Nigel’s contemporary jazz style. A fulltime teacher, performing, and recording artist, Ricky has performed with a number of well-known performers including : NZ/Russian singer Yulia, Latin Grammy Award Winner Romulo Castro, and Jimmy Kara Ricky as AcoustiCartel, currently recording their first album.

Aaron Codell, is a former member now returned to VozNueva after gaining a great deal of experience performing for jazz greats Cleo Laine, Mark Murphy and saxophonist George Coleman, Annie Crummer, Hello Sailor, King Kapisi, as well as vocalists Caitlin Smith, Jan Hellriegel and Linn Lorkin. Aaron has also supported a long list of theatrical productions and occasionally moonlights with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.

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youtube.com/channel/UCgkLieQapeWm5YsS4KnsEYA

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

Lil B – Extras lyrics

[Hook]
Niggas ain’t gon get no fuckin’ extras off me
I can tell you who the fuck that I be
Ain’t no bitch gon child support me (Unh!)
Ain’t no nigga gon manipulate me (Nah!)
Fuck what you heard, I’m rollin’ one deep
Niggas playin’ games, them niggas goin’ to sleep (Yeah)
Ain’t no nigga gettin’ extras off me
Ain’t no bitch drive a Lexus off me

[Verse 1]
They jealous of my swag
Every time I swim, my dough got thirty in my bag (Figaro!)
Niggas so jealous that I still own that swag
Every time I remix, got thirty in that bag
Fuckin’ twenty bitches nigga, and then I remix that swag
Fuck what you heard, I swang that door, that bitch crack (Crack)
These hoes talkin’ shit but ain’t never had no sag
Everybody know, nigga I’mma remix that crack
Runnin’ up that check, I… (oof) I hurt my back (BasedGod!)
These niggas swing my dough, that bitch gettin’ slapped
At West and Martin nigga, I’m tryna remix the trap
Pick apartments, New York, where you at? (BasedGod!)
I might sell Jerry (yeah) but I never sold black (Sold crack)
Who the hell called you the king of the trap? (BasedGod!)
Every time I swing my dope, these bitches comin’ back
Thank you BasedGod, he fucked my bitch and… the trap (Figaro!)

[Bridge]
BasedGod!
We really goin’ hard out here, you feel me?
Understand this man, Lil B, I’m on that extra, you feel me?
Niggas be talkin’, but do they really be talkin’?
Like I said man, Lil B man, I really do this
Thank you BasedGod, you niggas really playin’, you dig?
Now shout out to all the beautiful ladies

[Verse 2]
I got a lot of issues, I can’t ignore ’em
I got a lot of bitches, I pay for ’em (For ’em)
I know a lot of niggas, and I ain’t gon warn ’em
I’m really bout that extra, but I ain’t gon warn ’em (Figaro!)
Back-doorin’ niggas, I do it, no warning
Turn the music up (turn the music up) no warning
Nigga playin’ once, that’s a motherfuckin’ warning
I’m really bout that extra, I’m hybrid California
Niggas still hatin’, they don’t know who I am
I’mma remix that, but I don’t know about them
Next nigga play, fuck it, I’mma do ten
Next nigga play, fuck it, I don’t love them! (Why?)
Understand me nigga, you fuckin’ with the bitch!
Bitch Mob nigga, Taskforce is my click
Bitch Mob nigga, Taskforce, I’m a bitch
Woop! Woop! Woop! Woop! (Fuck ’em!)
When I lost my shit, I got back all my shit (Everything!)
I know the hard hitta, that’s a real nigga
Windshield went down, that’s a real ass nigga
That’s 100 nigga, for real I fuck with you!
Shout out to Peanut, Richmond in the building (Richmond where you at?)
Oakland in the building, Vallejo in the building
Nigga playin’ with me, I been lost all my feeling
Nigga playin’ with me… ah! BasedGod! Figaro!

[Hook]
Niggas ain’t gon get no fuckin’ extras off me
I can tell you who the fuck that I be
Ain’t no bitch gon child support me (Unh!)
Ain’t no nigga gon manipulate me (Nah!)
Fuck what you heard, I’m rollin’ one deep
Niggas playin’ games, them niggas goin’ to sleep (You dig?)
Ain’t no nigga gettin’ extras off me
Ain’t no bitch drive a Lexus off me

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

Formula – Desiigner lyrics

Lyrics Desiigner – Formula

My b*tch, coco
Your b*tch, ocho
Bad b*tch, loco
Court side with a bad b*tch
Hey, your b*tch, she has the formula
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formula
My b*tch, coco versuri-lyrics.info
Your b*tch, ocho
Bad b*tch, loco
Court side with a bad b*tch
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formula
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formula.

You going think she has the formula
You going think a nigga ball wit’ her
All shots, keep it going with her
Trying the meals and meals and meals
Everytime I get a check, I’mma flex up on the jet
And bills and bills and bills
I’mma run it through a bear
Run into a building, trills and trills and trills
My b*tch, coco and she loco
Kickin’ hard like a dojo
I’m bouncin’ hard like the pogo
Running hard when I go slow
She body hard when I go slow
We gon’ feel all night, have s*x on cam, on the GoPro
Driving that broad in that new ‘Ghini
Got couple broads in a new ..
Head to the bar ..
..
Niggas talkin’ like they know about it
What the f*ck is niggas gonna do to me?
Livin’ old, nothin’ new to me
In the club, niggas blew 50
I get the guala, I get that
I’m from New York, when you talk s**t, niggas run and put your s**t back
Big Draco make your ribs crack
[Ripping broads in the big shacks
Whippin’ pies into big checks
I’m that big McDonald nigga
I be stackin’ ends on a big Mac.

My b*tch, coco
Your b*tch, ocho
Bad b*tch, loco
Court side with a bad b*tch
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formulaaa
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formulaaa
My b*tch, coco
Your b*tch, ocho
Bad b*tch, loco
Court side with a bad b*tch
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formulaaa
Hey, yeah, you gon’ think she has the formulaaa.
Desiigner lyrics
Video Desiigner

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

Harry Styles – Ever Since New York (On SNL) (Live)

[Verse 1]
Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, so tell me something new
Choose your words ’cause there’s no antidote
For this curse or what’s it waiting for
Must desert you just before you go

[Chorus]
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know

[Verse 2]
Brooklyn saw me, empty avenues
There’s no water inside this swimming pool
Almost over, that’s enough from you
I’ve been praying, I never did before
Understand I’m talking to the walls
And I’ve been praying ever since New York

[Chorus]
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know

Kim Wilde – Kids In America

Looking out a dirty old window
Down below the cars in the city go rushing by
I sit here alone and I wonder why
Friday night and everyone’s moving
I can feel the heat but it’s soothing, heading down
I search for the beat in this dirty town (downtown)
The young ones are going
(Downtown) the young ones are growing
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
Everybody live for the music-go-round
Bright lights, the music gets faster
Look, boy, don’t check on your watch, not another glance
I’m not leaving now, honey, not a chance
Hot-shot, give me no problems
Much later, baby, you’ll be saying nevermind
You know life is cruel, life is never kind (kind hearts)
Don’t make a new story
(Kind hearts) don’t grab any glory
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
Everybody live for the music-go-round
La la la la-la la-a
La la la la-la la, sing!
La la la la-la la-a
La la la la-la la
Come closer, honey, that’s better
Got to get a brand-new experience, feeling right
Oh, don’t try to stop, baby, hold me tight
Outside a new day is dawning
Outside suburbia’s sprawling everywhere
I don’t want to go, baby
New York to east California
There’s a new wave coming, I warn ya
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
Everybody lives for the music-go-round
La la la la-la la-a
La la la la-la la, sing!
La la la la-la la-a
La la la la-la la
We’re the kids
We’re the kids
We’re the kids in America
We’re the kids
We’re the kids
We’re the kids in America
We’re the kids
We’re the kids
We’re the kids in America

HARRY STYLES – Ever Since New York lyrics

Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, so tell me something new
Choose your words ’cause there’s no antidote
For this curse or what’s in waiting for
Must desert you just before you go

Oh, tell me something I don’t already know…
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know…

Brooklyn saw me, empty avenues
There’s no water inside this swimming pool
Almost over, that’s enough from you
I’ve been praying, I never did before
Understand I’m talking to the walls
And I’ve been praying ever since New York

Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know