Return Of The Soul

by 2 Mello

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Geoffrey Cannon A return to the mic worth talking about. Mello never really left us, giving us delicious servings of hip hop remix albums and soundtracks over the intervening years since his last vocal output, and the growth is apparent. This album booms, baps, and damn if it ain’t the best thing I’ve heard in a long time.

Do not sleep on Mello. Favorite track: All Due Respect.
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Monkeyfish A great hip-hop album that I can endlessly listen to on repeat, trying my white guy best to rap along Favorite track: Chill For Me.
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Tyler This is quite honestly one of my favorite albums of all time. It's a rare treat to find an album you can listed to front to back and not skip any songs and this is at the top of a list of those. Favorite track: Love Passion.
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Return Of The Soul is my first time returning to the microphone for a full release since my Game Center CX EP in 2014. I have gained a lot of confidence and skill since then, and I've seen a lot more of the industry as well as more developments in my personal life.

I have a lot to talk about; all of these songs came rushing out of me and it was fully unexpected. The instrumentals that accompany them are all pieces that I worked on at the side of main projects, but I am no less proud of them and I think that they all represent some of my finest production yet.

Thank you for listening and helping me grow.

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released August 7, 2018

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2 Mello

2 Mello is an award-winning composer and sound designer for the games 2064: Read Only Memories, Cerebrawl and Ghosts of Miami. Also a remixer, Mello is well-known for mixing video game music with rappers' vocals.

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Track Name: Return Of The Soul
Sittin relaxing with a cup of coffee taking sips
The only drug you've ever caught me with
Should be writing books instead of writing tweets
Or writing on the verse I half finished and put off writing for several weeks

My mind creaks, and now and then speaks freely
Drips through the grounds of my personal history
It's slow but it's steadied by the well of inspiration
Purified and boiling, ready for creation

Like my drink, the lyrics like to drip and still
Like my drink, until I finish, I can't have my meal
I make my drink every morning and it's part of the deal
It makes me think every morning and that's part of my feel

I make careful moves, this business rapped my knuckles dearly
I quit nearly, fearfully, I think about it yearly
This is my return, and these ain't my last lines
I'm coming to you warm and refined, genuine

I make my beats with pockets and then I fill em
People in the know, they rock it then I bill em
Scheming on vacation, rub my hands like a villain
And get to writing cuz I'm terrible at chilling
Yeah I'm terrible at chilling, yeah I'm terrible at chilling
Surprised I haven't scheduled my whole life
I love to stay home and write

The beats, the beats, they'll always be priority
I'm thankful you want more of me but, well, ignore me
But I kinda feel unworthy steppin up to the mic
Cuz if my lyrics are the coffee then my beats are like rice

They start off little kernels of ideas in a pile
My mind is like the water that boils em for a while
Figuring out their evolution is so natural,
At this point, every joint, I'm in the zone and hit goal

And they come out bright, full, fluffy and lovely
Am I really responsible, for this magic in front of me
It's simple, goes well with everything, I can live on it
Might like it even if you thought you weren't big on it

I can mold you I can make you see
With peace integrity and respect for who's better than me
I MC for the whole thing not the gold thing
Sure, that sounds like a return of the soul thing

I make my beats with pockets and then I fill em
People in the know, they rock it then I bill em
Scheming on vacation, rub my hands like a villain
and get to writing cuz I'm terrible at chilling

It's the return of the soul here to
Let you know
I'm so free, you can't stop me now
It's the return of my smile
Cuz it's been a while
Y'all don't be coming with no similar styles
(2x)
Track Name: Seijun Suzuki
I conquered some rogue minds, choked on heavy lines
Blocked back sunshine, stroked on metal tines
I've lost rap seven times, brought back several rhymes
Death in the seventh seal, cut you off smack in your prime

He who collects the chess pieces rests easiest
Rappers vying to be the cheesiest or young jeeziest
Plesiosaur necks craning over my projects
You funny, not even Nic Cage could get next

Vexed at external tragedy though I take it lavishly
Convinced I was a bad MC but life has thrown the pad at me
Those who tried to stab at me can just stay that mad at me
Cuz on the mic I babble without honor or humanity

I'll plug you before I plug your wares
Make em wonder if you ever was there like berenstain bears
True voices, keep talking even when nobody hears
Two choices, bob your head or cut off your bloody ears

And you better bob it to the 1s and 3s
Out of time vibing at the venue really bothers me
Bottom line rhyming to stay out of the red
Wishing you could be the one I can't get out of my head

I conquered some rogue minds, choked on heavy lines
Blocked back sunshine, stroked on metal tines
I've lost rap seven times, brought back several rhymes
Death in the seventh seal, cut you off smack in your prime

I've tried every type of tea, leaves me with no choice
I've tried every type of voice, figured out who to be,
I'm all of em none false, like lying on questionnaires
I'm trying if you care, if not I'll still be here

Starving so I'm rappin like a learner
Re-entering with such a speed I might burn up
My last album sold so much my mom got nervous
Made Apple turn on the secret more powerful servers

If you're here for that I'm gonna curve ya
Spin you like a globe, stop it, ask my parents where they wanna go,
Help em pay off the house I was raised there
Our green is thin, the government still wanna graze there

Wanna ride around shining and start a hedge maze there
But the game industry likes to play and not pay fair
Name is 2 Mello tag walls punch fascists
Recite that motto and see who turns their head the fastest

I conquered some rogue minds, choked on heavy lines
Blocked back sunshine, stroked on metal tines

I've lost rap seven times, brought back several rhymes
Death in the seventh seal, cut you off smack in your prime

Y'all rappers better stay in your lane
Cover your one thing, I got the flame
More clever than Mother Brain
I'm walking through the rain while you flocking looking pained and Gawking I see artists staying the same pretty often

Audience may complain as you gain something awesome
Never ask for a pardon while you parting the sea
Fraudulence is the thing they will blame, don't get lost in
Attempting to prove what some already see
Mm-hmmmm
Track Name: Love Passion
All we,
All we know is we want it right now
Everybody gotta bring their own style
When you want it and don't know how you get it
It that that's the love passion

My dating scene is like a self-hating thing
Profiles of procrastinating on getting wedding rings
You must have your own dreams, own goals and don't cling
And love wu-tang and also love new jack swing

500 characters I gotta scribe
Okay, what are the parts of me that I should hide
That I cannot name ten teams in basketball
That I love music more than I could ever love y'all

Aww, but that's an unfair call
Of rare birds who bob their heads on the one and the third
In tune with my life's path
I only ask that you don't try to do my life math
And just accept that it works, like gravity and mass
Do I wanna dance? you don't even have to ask
Bullet ballet since my first day in music class but
There ain't a pleasure or distraction
That keeps you from thinking bout the love passion

All we,
All we know is we want it right now
Everybody gotta bring their own style
When you want it and don't know how you get it
It that that's the love passion

Where's my hug, where's my love, where's my sex
You fuckboys have me vexed, you don't even know what you express, what you proliferate,
I had to give up my whole second verse to try and set your funky ass straight

OK, you exist, make yourself into a person
Nobody owes you shit until you show em that you're worth it
And this goes for all of those across the gender spectrum
If you a man you ain't entitled, if anything you lessened

I know, we never get anything off our chests and
Just carry all our woes until our death with no blessing
Imagine if you had a friend who would sit and listen
And didn't push them away with your friend zone...

We ain't standing up we doubling down
On these terrible ideas that have been floating around
Retreating before the victory and ditching our logic
Building castles in the moat, that shit ain't gonna float

Deep end speaking, teaching got you making their votes
If you really the GOAT, can't you see that you're being eaten
The rights that you're preachin, only have you more weakened
And you'll never have something in your life you can believe in

Fast friends are fast enemies when you wanna leg it like centipedes
Their moving targets change with the breeze
You're at the whim of whatever's against him at the moment
But that makes you look like the opponent, don't it

All we,
All we know is we want it right now
Everybody gotta bring their own style
When you want it and don't know how you get it
It that that's the love passion

You don't have to feel so alone
Just pick up your phone
And tell me
I love you we can work it out
No hiding feelings
On so many things
Just say them
They don't have to weigh us down

I love Coke, I love Sprite
I love taco night
I love a night from Blockbuster
I love crocodiles, I love reptiles
I love all rap styles, I love Miles
Davis, that is, I love Biz
Markie, I love sneaking into the movie for free
But that is not an endorsement of piracy
From the entertainer to the entertainee, yee
Track Name: Live This Way
I got friends need picking up
Clothes need stitchin up
Beats need kickin up
Neighbors spittin wicked stuff
Tummy needs fillin up
My insurance really sucks
And I don't want to live this way

I got dreams I wanna live
Some money I wanna give
Some rules I gotta respect
Some wins I gotta collect
Some albums I wanna tease
Victories I wanna seize
That I don't want to give away

In my room alone, waiting for jazz samples to buffer on my pentium 4, I had so much to discover
And so much freedom to pursue it so fully and honestly
I'll forever be grateful for all the food at the table

This country's been at war since I was old enough to think
Didn't start to really think till I was old enough to drink
Now that I'm on the right track I'm running faster playing catch up
With my homies looking on, planning weddings playing dress up

Buying houses that they don't expect to share with 15 people
Worryin bout star wars sequels, not keeping rights equal
Who's gonna take the weight, it's me, pile it on
Got a list of worries longer than wing span of pteranodon

Might as well stay in hell with all my dunnies
Who i fight for the same money, but at least we find it funny
Even on my best days, I can't keep the dread at bay
Hear a part of me say, I don't want to live this way

I got friends need picking up
Clothes need stitchin up
Beats need kickin up
Democrats don't give a fuck my
Tummy needs fillin up
My insurance really sucks
and I don't want to live this way

I got dreams I wanna live
Some money I wanna give
Some rules I gotta respect
Some wins I gotta collect
Some albums I wanna tease
Victories I wanna seize
That I don't want to give away

I can look at twitter for three minutes and lose three years
Hard pressed to find three reasons to be here
But y'all are one of them, it's stunning how you bundle me
If I ever fall I know you're pushing out from under me

You'll be bright, you'll have energy, you'll do the right thing
Make your noise and be poised when the lightning strikes
To ride it past the city lights into the night
Yes, I want you to feel that way

First job at 14, since then I've taken two weeks off
I thought it would pay off, my art would support me
Used to push carts in a parking lot and regret that there ain't a lot in my Check and yet the beats I was wreckin' em sweatin' and checkin em While I was inspecting my path, if they gave me ten seconds they Would hire my ass
I would even work for free and wait while they did the math
But now, you ain't gonna eat that way

I got friends need picking up
Clothes need stitchin up
Beats need kickin up
You want me to be civil, what?
Tummy needs fillin up
My insurance really sucks
and I don't want to live this way

I got dreams I wanna live
Some money I wanna give
Some rules I gotta respect
Some wins I gotta collect
Some albums I wanna tease
Victories I wanna seize
That I don't want to give away

Tell me why tell me why tell me why now
(3x)
tell me why, tell me why
Tell me why tell me why tell me why now
(3x)
why my throat so dry

where's the love
(8x)
Track Name: Progress
My cursed brain makes me lose face, I need space
The negative thoughts can often have me outpaced
Touch base with the small victories please
Remind me that I'm driving and these are my keys

Make sure your daily standards are reasonable please
Don't throw yourself against it, chip away with ease
Meditate on your choices and make yourself understood
And never take advice from anybody eating good

They only wanna keep you down, keep your nose in it
Spitting sweet nothings with privilege, they glow in it
Wanna help you flower in the game I rose in it
Lucky if the plan of one day has got goals in it

Lucky if the plans of one week get finished
Call me slow but I still feel pretty gifted
Ecstatic getting out of bed at all, yeah
Our notion of progress is so involved

Your haters will always be the same and rude
And don't quit your job because some EDM dude
Said so, that it's the only way you're gonna know
It's helping you eat, not keeping you from your goals

You want to ball, it's only natural
You're doing too much, but what's actual
Your mind reels how do you get that deal
Trying to be like the people who ain't even real
SAY
I want to ball, it's only natural
I'm doing too much, but what's actual
My mind reels how do I get that deal
Wanna be like the people who I know ain't real

If your skills slightly increase that's progress
If you brush your teeth at least that's progress
Approach an argument with tact that's progress
You can say Mello's got your back that's progress

I need a progress evaluation
From all my people in all nations
Who fascinate me with imagination
You're so creative you deserve congratulation
And relaxation to preserve your situation

When I lose patience and start pacing
My brain burns time, breaks down equations
For why I'm not amazing, erasing my confidence
Replace it with nonsense oh thanks that's just the opposite

If this sounds like a common concept
Then I guess we partners in how we break down our own progress
I want you to take two deep breaths
Then run over the steps of how you got here

All of those years and the challenges they held
All problems solved by nobody but yourself
Lending help to your friends and fam, god damn
You're making just as much progress as you can

You want to ball, it's only natural
You're doing too much, but what's actual
Your mind reels how do you get that deal
Trying to be like the people who ain't even real
SAY
I want to ball, it's only natural
I'm doing too much, but what's actual
My mind reels how do I get that deal
Wanna be like the people who I know ain't real

And fuck all the people verified on twitter saying you have to quit your job and make ten beats a day or you ain't shit

and fuck the people who work you too hard at your job and say it's because you're passionate and they can't KEEP you away from your desk

and fuck the people at your family reunion or barbershop or whatever who don't think you're a musician because you don't play a fucking instrument

That was never the definition you shortsighted fucks
Peace
Track Name: What Will Stop 2 Mello From Rapping
Nothing's gonna stop me if it really rocks me
A cop couldn't clock me traveling at my speed of hype
I'm the type to slip into your soul and knock your socks off
Sorry for gate keeping gate keepers from getting rocks off

Make the people feel it like a jeep with shocks off
I'm exemplary to deal with you a creep that stalks props
You all opps whispering in my ear what I could do better
Progress never, at best, seem like you rue cheddar

I'm finding my role, I've written my soul
I'm spittin beautiful and dangerous like Mine Fujiko
And dissecting your flow like Shintaro Kago
I'll steal your ears and hold em ransom for your heart, that's the goal

Y'all shoulda never let me start rapping
In addition to producing I've completely figured out I got the juice and
Concentration sorta opens up a portal to the riches
Once I just become immortal then it's over for you liches

Nothing is gonna stop me
Track Name: Handle Me Softly
You've been with me my whole life through
I've never loved anything but you
When times was hard, you made me feel bold
I'm returning to the music that lives in my soul
(2x)

Music, I got distracted and abducted
By something made me destructive also made me think I loved it
Please forgive me, please don't see me as beneath you,
We can clear this
You're beautiful without me but together we are peerless

I'll be at it all day in all ways
Like them early years
When I was staring at the wall and people turned away their ears

I'll give you some more of them beats
That had the djs callin me
Wanting mpc lessons for free
That didn't bother me
Please
Take me back

I spit through the shyness and they really liked it
Sharing thoughts I thought would get me laughed off in private

I feel like we're gonna do this the way it's meant to be

You gotta handle this music softly
Don't force it
But this is the return of the soul so...
I'm gonna do it like I used to back before I was getting paid
Track Name: The Work (Part II)
Save the work for another day
Then you ain't never gonna hear them say wow
Can either back it up or give it up now
I've already beat you

You gotta work if you wanna play
If you don't like it then you're on your way out
don't come in with me, choose another route
I've already beat you

I sacrifice the sunshine
My works stop time and start time is undefined
I learned to fold the samples up to the paper lines
And have no role models for what I'm making mine

Heavy designs on a light budget, there's been more years where people didn't love it
My growth stunted by parents hopes that I'd amount to something
As I was gunning, much harder than any teen
With the dream of being signed to a label so they could see

That's so me that it hurts
Always wanted to be what people understood
When they ask me what I do my answer's almost never good
I stumble over preconceptions, guy like me says I'm a rapper, there's gonna be many more questions

And do I have to play an instrument to be music worthy
I haven't mastered one but I can write for 30
Even in my circles they spin me and look at me dirty
I'm almost 30 but I speak like a child, make beats like a child, it's wild

Save the work for another day
Then you ain't never gonna hear them say wow
Can either back it up or give it up now
I've already beat you

If you ever ask me what
I use to make beats I'ma
Shake you roll you set you right
You can start the work tonight

My tools ain't me they're what I have
And I'm not looking to collab
Until I see you in the lab
Next time I meet you come with that

I bleed for this
Had a lot of people in my life leave for this
I live alone for this, I'm always home for this
Wish that I could have a clone for this
All my dogs know I'm boned for this

Some of y'all probably have to get stoned for this
I don't and if you don't you ain't alone in this

My own home cooking, every line is a chef kiss
Not a club in the world has a shorter guest list
My playground, my prison, my place of employment
Performing soundbombings through laptop deployment

I never had a friend till the age of 18
These days everybody want to be on my team
I'm glad I have a car to drive around and just scream
In the woods by myself yeah I'm living a real dream

The silence scares me so I fill it with beats
And wear noise proof headphones in my infrequent sleep
If you starting to produce, please do it better than me
I'll tell you which frequencies I delete and I keep

I'll tell you who to learn from and burn from your life
I'll tell you in art, nothing is wrong or right
I'll tell you that the shortcuts are thieves of your time
Just believe me, I need you, I'll leave you what's mine

Save the work for another day
Then you ain't never gonna hear them say wow
Can either back it up or give it up now
I've already beat you

You gotta work if you wanna play
If you don't like it then you're on your way out
Don't come in with me, choose another route
I've failed to reach you

You trying to get into this creative shit half-heartedly
Without doing the work
I don't know what to say to ya
Actually I do know what to say... keep dreamin

If you ever ask me what
I use to make beats I'ma
Shake you roll you set you right
You can start the work tonight

My tools ain't me they're what I have
And I'm not looking to collab
Until I see you in the lab
Next time I meet you come with that
Track Name: For A Second I'm Cool
Yeah it's that real boom bap
You know that sound that immediately lets you know how old I am as soon as you hear it

Purveying through waveforms that are cool passive
Classic jazzy animation don't you just sit on your asses
Have you feeling like you're up in Vegas cash stackin
Raising up the masts and sailing no anchor draggin so says the captain

I made this in isolation, shoulda rented a cabin
Read annihilation or throw on some thoreau, and just imagine
The extent of my art hasn't been touched
I'm 30 years young and my time in the lab is still clutch

I think about it with family and friends, I'm so distant
Head spinning mad degrees when you call my name
Respond to music with emotion even as just an infant
The seductive feel of it, is my long-time shame

You are all I had, will I ever love anyone as much as I do
The moment when I come upon an effervescent tune
Music hugged me when I moved on from bullies at school
To trouble at home, I grabbed the headphones
Music loved me

For a second I'm cool, in this life with no meaning
Overstepping the rules, I just stop,
Consider your perspective and views
Every second I've got, I owe it all to you
For a second I'm cool, in this life with no meaning
Overstepping the rules, I just stop,
Consider your perspective and views
Every second I've got, I owe it all to you

That's right, you who are listening
Even though you're distant
Keep this thing playing
I'll be hi-hat delayin,
Sample uh filterin
Vocal pilferin'
All the things you've come to expect
Will come correct
I knock out beats on wood
Just to say I really can't imagine a day
Where I will fall off like my idol Kanye
Oops
From beatboxing in bathrooms to humming in hallways
To sing in broad day didn't have this confidence always
When I hear I inspired you, it's better than every knob I twist
Every moment of consciousness writing this shit
Every feeling of getting it off my chest, and the rest
It's hard to overstate, how much you make me feel like the best
I could have 10 dollars and 1000 fans still feel like I copped a hundred grand
It's what the lifestyle demands
It ain't all about finance or romance
Before thinking about who you'll be kissing what you're missing is who's listening

For a second I'm cool, in this life with no meaning
Overstepping the rules, I just stop,
Consider your perspective and views
Every second I've got, I owe it all to you
For a second I'm cool, in this life with no meaning
Overstepping the rules, I just stop,
Consider your perspective and views
Every second I've got, I owe it all to you

Haha, I know that Kanye line was cheap
but somebody's gotta take the cheap shots

When you when you when you
See me in the cafe with a coffee don't fade me
My internet was out and my flow is so lazy
Beats by the pack and I'm looking like a snack
Your crew seems to lack like a donut no glazing
I'm the best video game composer of the decade
Catch me playing Makoto in third strike in arcades
Catch these plans before they disappear into the archives
When I'm dead my discography, will look like I had five lives
No less than three albums every year that I'm alive
RIP my hard drive from before 2005
I never forget you baby, it's what made me
You'll be better off if your career just never takes off
Not even every brother karamazov could carry me obviously
I'm a VIP so please don't tarry me
My styles are like a grab bag you gravitate to
This style is like a swag rap that aggravates you

2 Mello 2018 keeping it so obscene
Said I was gonna go clean in 2014 but the world's too damn mean
Not ready to die yet, still got more projects
World is a fuck
Track Name: Sweet Talk
The following verses are based on real messages that I received and never replied to
They do not represent my views but the views of my haters, who have low viewer counts

Shit talk me, go on and on
I'll sweet talk you, it's what I do
We're all projects, from time to time
It's about you not me, but I don't mind
(2x)

Mello don't deserve to be a musician
He's just switching MIDIs out
Kinda like them girls on twitch always with their titties out
Stealing money from true artists who work the hardest
And make it the right way, he's like parking in my driveway
I don't even wanna do my beats till he stops
And he's always sampling something, I should really call the cops
Every album that he drops, is gonna get a million listens
Only I see that he's fake and I'm not even paying attention
I don't really care that all his friends helped him get here
Sits around playing video games and eating off rev share
Not answering my DMs about his industry ties
He's got thousands of indie dollars while this industry dies
It goes on and on, it's called the remix generation
Will you make something original I'll be patiently waiting
Probably didn't even pay for your software license
Committing crimes and dropping rhymes, must just be the nicest

Shit talk me, go on and on
I'll sweet talk you, it's what I do
We're all projects, from time to time
It's about you not me, but I don't mind
(2x)

Before you hit my message box
Just give it a little thought
Is this really who you want to be
Another motherfucker who gets muted by me
You could just go for a walk
A little further than your usual block
Breathe the air, spend time with your fam
Or insult me, and I'm not gonna give a damn

These next few lyrics resembling messages I've gotten
Were so revolting that when I saw them written on the lyrics page
I actually recoiled, involuntarily

I'm a young artist looking to collab
And I definitely didn't paste this message from another tab
To another musician who needs another DM
From someone using their lab time instead to bug him HA

I know you're recovering from your company dumping you
But if you'd like to come through and grab a brew we'd love to talk to you
We got an idea, investors waiting to see, all we need
Is music that you'll make us for free? Haha


I saw your recent comments on ------- being a problem
Well I wanted to reach out and give you a way to solve it
Why don't you shut the fuck up and keep it about music
Your career is a privilege and I'd hate for you to lose it haha

Hi Mello I've been following you since blah blah blah
You inspired me to pick back up the guitar
Even your first album meant a whole lot to me
And uh, can I ask what you sampled for track 3?

Shit talk me, go on and on
I'll sweet talk you, it's what I do
We're all projects, from time to time
It's about you not me, but I don't mind
(2x)

Before you hit my message box
Just give it a little thought
Is this really who you want to be
Another motherfucker who gets muted by me
You could just go for a walk
A little further than your usual block
Breathe the air, spend time with your fam
Or insult me, and I'm not gonna give a damn

Okay, that last one wasn't so bad. I'm being a bully. I'm touched that I got you to play the guitar again... but you can't ask what I sampled while I'm on a panel

That's not hip-hop. That's not hip-hop!
I should know, I barely am
Track Name: All Due Respect
Every one of y'all is late on your checks
I've sent you an invoice for all due respect
Support your local raw flows dealer
And plus that I dig through more records than mueller

And I delve deeper than what you hear out the speaker
You're not biting my style you're repeating after teacher
I'm the resident evil you're just a nightmare creature knockoff
Grandpa was a preacher I use the beat to knock your block off

You're gonna say my name with respect
2 space Mello never soft like jello
Once you have the dragon balls you don't take phone calls
You ain't already saying hello you ain't a fellow

My style ain't a put on it's a habit
Betcha I'll have your crush going operatic in my craftsmatic
Which is right in the lab, so you can call it a collab
I'm never not sharing all the feelings that I have

You're never not sharing all your boring horn stabs
Chorus of annoying cloying rap forum sample grabs
When you come at the king, better throw on your little MPC swing
And poorly imitate the style that I bring

No investment in your own thing is too dear
I was more likely to die than I was to get here
And now that we chilling I'm illin with my feet planted
I don't want respect I demand it, damn it

I noticed a pattern since late last year
Anybody wanna fuck with my money they disappear
I make it sweet for the ear, deadly for the throat
Your respiration comes less steady at my quotes

My nation shredding my hopes and dropping em like a hanging rope
They wanna make us fuck ourselves up just to cope
Or leverage our power to take what ain't ours
For my own little taste of life in the wastelands damn

I can't barely stand what I eat out of their hand
The man, problematic parable of uncle sam
Live my little life terribly grabbing my bootstraps
And nodding at those who admire but didn't do that

You made it all your own way
With the clothes on your back and an inheritance of 500K
Come play, I know people who can help you lose that
I can't even fix my tooth so I got a loose rap

Every one of y'all is late on your checks
I've sent you an invoice for all due respect
I expect it paid in two weeks time
Without complaints about my rate or lines that didn't rhyme

My favorite season was autumn, but we burned it away
Now I live life for two reasons every day
To see sleazeballs take 180 degrees falls
And purloin their paper to line the pockets of my drawers

Yeah, yeah! Better show me respect
Put your hands in the air like it was your career
Track Name: Chill For Me
Don't you come up in my DMs if you want damage
Please don't plan attacks on my enemies I'm gon handle it
If you have to ask, then your theories are outlandish
Just another hype bandit substandard mello mello

I am like the mack willie hutch yeah I'm really clutch
From the front to back bump the beats they are really lush
Layers in the flow, flavors you don't know, favors I bestow
Work slow, but when I take my time you love it on the low

Can you keep it so chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be
Can you just keep it real chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be

I don't wanna be responsible
For any of my own obstacles
Wanna step right, make light of missions impossible
You comin hostile you will be slaughtered with the kindness
Make it so you take it, my plus is your minus

If you're down with the sound, you know the topics are difficult
Some throats aren't built to swallow the quotes
Let me handle the dopes and the demons that I diss at my own speed
You're lightning fast with the storm warning I don't need

Should I tell Mello that they're hatin, Noooo
Tag Mello in a stranger's conversation, Noooo
And just keep it out my DMs if I wanna see em I've seen em
Else I'm eatin or deep in my digital wax museum

Cuz the music is the weapon and the shield
The blueprints and the build
There's no issue I would ever conceal
And the internet is something few of us can really leave but you can trust we all need to breathe
Let me breathe let me breathe

Can you keep it so chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be
Can you just keep it real chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be

What is being hard, is it handling your problems yourself
Being afraid to ask for any help
Is it not admitting weaknesses, letting them stew
Is being hard the biggest weakness of you

Is it the reason why I didn't touch the mic for real
Cuz I had nothing to say, cuz I had no one to kill
Even though I don't whine and I don't waste time
And I inject, conviction into every line

I think being hard is making hard choices,
Focusing on amplifying hard to hear voices,
Squeezing your ego to the side to let others through
Having no tolerance for evils that others do

So I think I might be the hardest rapper right
And I know that I'm the best producer grabbing on a mic
But I also know that somebody will outdo me
And I hope that they are hard as hard should be

Can you keep it so chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be
Can you just keep it real chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be

Now keep it chill for me
Keep it chill for me
Keep it chill for meee
Keep it chill for me

(BEATBOX TIME)

Can you keep it so chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be
Can you just keep it real chill for me
Don't take no dollar bills from me
Just behave properly
And be the buddy you supposed to be

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