My Life in Rhythm

by Sk, the Novelist

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This tape is CLEAN!
There is nothing on here that wouldn't pass as FCC Radio-acceptable.....

My Life in Rhythm is exactly what the title states.
Through straightforward lyrics, you will find out a lot about what I have gone through in life, my personal experience and my view on the world.
Entendres and multi-syllabic rhyme schemes can be found throughout.
Enjoy :)

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released October 2, 2016

All tracks mixed/mastered by Sampson, except track #12 mixed/mastered by Zach Cooper.
Album artwork by Kerby Olive.
IG: instagram.com/Kerby

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Track Name: First in Flyte [prod. L.David]
[Intro]
They can't stop me!
Even if they stopped me....
Shout out to the 828!

Okay, I'm talking First in Flyte league man
Got that First in Flyte...
Bringing it in....
Go.... I'mma rap

[Verse 1]
We got beautiful melodies for your head
Yo ears
Beautiful melodies for your head
Right here
Beautiful melodies for your soul
My dear
Beautiful melody, beautiful melody, beautiful melodies
(Beautiful melodies)
I said they could never, ever, ever, ever stop me
They could never, never, never, ever, ever drop me.... Independent
Ha! Let's get us some money
Let's get us some... some classics... that's funny

[Hook 1]
It's the First in Flyte league babe
Got that First in Flyte league babe
It's the First in Flyte league babe
Got the First in Flyte... First in Flyte!
We was First in Flyte league babe
It's that First in Flyte league babe
Talking First in Flyte, First in Flyte
First in Flyte
Just FYI....

[Verse 2]
See I'm a business major, but my vision's greater
Than fuh' people over and gettin' paper
You're fuh' evil, I'm an innovator
I'm well rounded like a sinnin' savior
Layin' low like a Winnebago
Where dinner may go like mini bagels
And I'm bringing more flavor than a lemon faygo
Washin' down with a full plate of cinnamon Eggo
If I saw my future, I'd have to pinch my ankles
College? It must be a dreamland Disney fable
Who'd have ever thought I'd be in the radio?
Who'd have ever thought I woulda found a cypher
Where they bond all colors and creeds, that's interracial
That 10 to 8 flow
It's the simple things though....
With the guitars strumming
With the flowers flowing, hand drummers drumming
We're bringing together all types of vibes
At this rate we know the cypher'll never die!

[Hook 2]
First in Flyte league babe
It's the First in Flyte league babe
It's the First in Flyte, First in Flyte,
First in Flyte, First in Flyte
It's the First in Flyte league babe
We the First in Flyte league babe
Got that First in Flyte, First in Flyte
First in Flyte... First in Flyte babe

[Outro]
Yeah... this is the "First in Flyte" tape
That's Flyte as in F-L-Y-T-E
AVL Battlegrounds, rap battle league
Asheville, North Carolina
Track Name: An $8 Story [prod. DaSequencer]
[Intro]
Yeah, yeah
C'mon
Bounce, bounce
Shout out to AVL Battlegrounds
Hip-Hop Battle League

[Verse 1]
I got the Vans on my feet, it's the ultimate kick
I don't even skateboard, it's just that ideal fit
Cause if my feet are cozy, I'm a comfortable man
Even busking in the street with 8 bucks in my can
Nothing on this perfect day could ruin my vibe
Not even when a drunken bum asked me for five
I knew I had it on me and although I could've lied
I told him why I needed it and maybe next time
You see I chose to go with honesty, I knew he wasn't dumb
He just witnessed Mike L!VE banging on the drums
And I was holding on the guitar with the frets all in my fingers
Making jazz jams joking how I'm not a singer
We're picking up expenses from a show last week
That even for the sales went well if you ask me
And actually the event film would probably agree
That's why I'm busking for bucks to get this footage to me
The payment plan set up for these next 3 weeks
These are the humble beginnings of "First in Flyte" league
I've got the first payment, Filthy's got the second half
As I stepped inside of my car, I happened to laugh

[Bridge 1]
I'm looking in my future and I'm not really sure
If you're a musician I know you've been here before
There's an unopened phone bill laying on my floor
If you're a musician I know you've been here before

[Hook 1]
You've been here before
You've been here before
Don't you front on me dog
You've been here before
There's an unopened phone bill laying on my floor
If you're a musician I know you've been here before

[Verse 2]
5 grand in loans just to finish my degree
Who on God's planet would love to be me?
Plus my dream job is in the music industry
So I won't be debt free until 2033
"Thank Hov for granting me this moment of clarity"
I memorized your lyrics and I still look like a charity
I pay for my apartment monthly on chunks of borrowed money
They say it's called a leash- I mean a lease... That's funny
Some wise folks they might call me a hostage
I'm just trying to keep my sentences inside the margins
I'm just trying push my tape and get myself rich
Buy a pearl necklace for my beautiful- girlfriend
(Rachel: That's me!)
There's a fork in the road, I grabbed and used it
If you seen a fork and didn't grab it then you're stupid
I'm the kind of guy to take a bite out of life
And you bet you I'm a cut the cake if I ever find a knife
If it's food for thought, call me Wolfgang Puck
I've coined more terms than full change for a buck
I look inside my pocket, I've got change for a buck
And I just promised Britt I'd never change for a buck

[Bridge 2]
I'm looking in my future and I'm not really sure
If you're a musician I know you've been here before
There's a fridge in my home I call it "Coors Light galore"
If you're a musician I know you've been here before

[Hook 2]
I know you've been here before
You've been here before
Don't you front on me dog, you've been here before
There's a fridge in your home call it "Coors Light galore"
If you're a musician I know you've been here before
I know you've been here before
You've been here before
Don't you front on me dog, you've been here before
You're looking in your future and you're not really sure
If you're a musician, I know you've been here before

[Outro]
Yeah, phew!
C'mon
We're gonna ride it out like the blues man
C'mon
Shout out to a few North Carolina natives:
L.O.D
F.T.O
Hunter Bennett
Thiago
Kilo Fresh
Big Dave
AVL Battlegrounds
Shout out to my girlfriend
She's in the room right now while I'm recording
I'm being stupid
Nov!
Track Name: I'mabeast [prod. DaSequencer]
[Intro]
Yeah, yeah
Okay, okay
Do you read me?
This might be the one..... take 6, look

[Verse 1]
I once wanted to be a doctor, but I lacked the patience
I woulda joined the military, but I lacked the basics
I once wanted to be an astronaut just like Neil Armstrong
Now that dream's long gone because I lacked a spaceship
I woulda been a judge, if that was the case, well
I woulda gotten sick of all the death threats and hate mail
I coulda been a lawyer, but my plan got foiled
'cause my mom dated a bad one
And now that job title spoiled
Only facts in my raps when I'm rappin'
It separates me from the fakes, I call that "fact"-ion
Theses dudes are using ghost writers, that's acting
I flow hard for the underground, that's fracking
True words, I wouldn't say 'em if they wasn't
So tell your mother, tell your father, tell your cousin
Tell your grandma the man is back in town
Never be 3-0'd, check my 2nd round

[Bridge 1]
Hand-clap, hand-clap
Everybody put 'em
Hand-clap, hand-clap
Hand-clap, hand-clap
Bring in the hook
Hand-clap, hand-clap

[Hook]
I said thank you to Homeboy Sandman
You've been very influential to my style
I said thank you Big Daddy Kane
You've been very influential to my style
I said thank you old Bob Dylan
You've been very influential to my style
Every single member of the Beatles
You've been very influential to my style

[Verse 2]
When I go out, I'mma go out shootin'
Shootin' off diss raps at rappers making very wack music
Fresh off of anti-depressants for 4 years
Mind is organic, now I think more clear
They told me I am so sick
Thank you psychologic-olopist for the misdiagnosis
Ain't no arguing with the pharmacy
Just give them $30, everything's in harmony
I told them "pills don't fall far from the Karma Tree"
I asked them "what would Jesus do?"
They said "Carpentry"
I said "You're a sarcastic one"
They said "we plan on raising prices far past the sun"
I thought "so what, the world is over anyways
There's alcoholics that aren't even sober any days
There's shoemakers with no shoes on their feet
There's even wack rappers who can't stay on beat, so-"

[Bridge 1]
Hand-clap, hand-clap
Everybody put 'em
Hand-clap, hand-clap
Hand-clap, hand-clap
Bring in the hook
Hand-clap, hand-clap

[Hook]
I said thank you to Homeboy Sandman
You've been very influential to my style
I said thank you Big Daddy Kane
You've been very influential to my style
I said thank you old Bob Dylan
You've been very influential to my style
Every single member of the Beatles
You've been very influential to my style
Track Name: Heckle-Berry Filth (skit)
Rougie: Yo Safari.....

Sk: What?

Rougie: Man, I bet you....

Sk: You bet me what?

Rougie: I bet you a Coors light and some pizza rolls.... you can't make a pop song that's even decent bro.....

Sk: Oh yeah?

Rougie: Yeah... and on top of that, it's gotta be self-produced....

Sk: A self-produced pop song that's half decent?

Rougie: Yeah, I bet you can't do it.

Sk: And I owe you what?

Rougie: ................. A Coors light and some pizza rolls.

Sk: ...............You watch!
Track Name: Distant Things (feat. Ellie Hartye) [prod. Sk]
[Verse 1: Sk]

If the devil bargained my soul for fame and a million dollars
I'd probably tell him no 'cause of all the children who'd follow
And if he upped the ante to tempt me with more bucks
As an emcee I know better my voice is enough, yeah
See all these tones and these rhythms
Reflect our desire to achieve better livin'
Nothing but development within ya'
Your inner mind-frame with right change and time change in your vision
Your mission, it's distant, it's like Apollo nine
In the land of opportunities and profits and dollar signs
We're the chosen to work like kings
Attire yourself with suits and ties and rings
I hope for you to never compromise your character
For some ego-filled caricature
See, there's no better candidate for the good life but you
And if you keep it authentic that's just how you do, babe

[Bridge]

And I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
See I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
And I hope you give them nothing but you
I hope you give them nothing but you
I hope within everything in me
I hope you give them everything in you
You, you, you, you, you, you, you
Ride... ride....ride..... that's the one

[Chorus Part 1: Ellie]

If we ever get out of this place young and alive
All our friends they will envy us, pockets deep and wide
If we ever get famous of our record sales
Fill up your album store shelves, we did it all ourselves
If we ever get out there on them radio waves
I'm gonna go and demand my money, swear to God I'm going to get paid
If we ever get out there on that television screen
I'm gonna sign to some major label, I'm going to get my green

[Chorus Part 2]
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me
And in this good life, this beautiful life
Everyone's living in ease
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me, me, me, me, me, me, me

[Verse 2: Sk]
If you take something from this I hope it's challenge
I challenge you to find the greed and selflessness balance
I challenge you to get off those blue and yellow drugs
Expand your mind out before you reach for the stuff
But, if that's what you love I hope you make the best of it
I hope within your routine you find excellence
And I whole-heartedly hope that's concrete proof
That you should give em nothing but you, you, you, you

[Bridge]

And I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
See I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
I ain't trying to give them nothing but me
And I hope you give them nothing but you
I hope you give them nothing but you
I hope within everything in me
I hope you give them everything in you, you, you, you, you, you

[Chorus 2: Ellie]
If we ever get out of this place young and alive
All our friends they will envy us, pockets deep and wide
If we ever get famous off our record sales
Fill up your album store shelves, we did it all ourselves

I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
That good living for me
And in this good life, this beautiful life
Everyone's living in ease
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me

[Outro: Ellie]
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me
I want the good life, the good life, the good life
Good living for me
Track Name: MC Escher [prod. Rhakim Ali]
[Verse]

Okay, yeah uh-huh.... you think this'll be the one?

My music fire, that's why Smokey the bear
Don't like when I go to the forest
And record when I'm there
And ya'll are boo-boo
Where's my pic-a-nic basket?
I been knew I was ill and I'm sick of these rappers
And I am sneezin'
On an emcee near me
Inside of my region
Even if you sneezed I wouldn't bless you
But God bless the man in the cypher that I'm next to
And I am not a human, tell the doctor bring the test through
And I am not a hipster, I got Coors in my test tube
And I am an emcee, I am more like Escher
And if you don't know MC Escher, that was over you
And if you do know MC Escher, that was total proof
And if I ended a career, well it's shame on me
Call me Akon, go on and put the blame on me
And if they live, they gon' do a little take on me
Well you can try and try all you want, you ain't Johnny

I said you ain't Johnny
You ain't Johnny

Take 6? 5?
Track Name: Babe Ruth (feat. Hunter Bennett) [prod. Rhakim Ali]
[Intro/pre-verse]
Yeah..... Listen..... Look....
I am a martyr, I will die for this
I am influenced by D'wayne Carter
Dr. Carter
The Carter 3, The Carter 2
Pardon me, no pardon you
These artists be arguably
Denying the roots of their artistry

[Verse 1]
A part of me don't have time for this
Youtube viewers with comments and all that jazz
Don't have *eh* to do with my confidence
You ain't at the show where my momma is!
You ain't on stage where my honor is
You ain't backstage at an unpaid gig
With the rest of the crew arguing
With a greedy host "where them dollars is?"
Wooh, yeah, what you know about that?
What you know about a full tank of gas
From taking your car to the 919 to the 828
You can do the math:
That's 494 miles there and back
I get about 34 to the gallon
So 14 at 2.25...
$31 just for the ride
And you want me to do this just for pride?
I say little man have you lost your mind?
I wonder what it is with a host these days
Asking me to do a free show these days
Asking me to spit a couple flows these days
Offering me no dough these days
Don't they know I'm a damn pro these days?
Don't they know that my tape dope these days?

[Hook: Sk & Hunter Bennett]
Tap inside my mind and you'll find gold
(Gold, gold, gold, gold)
Tap inside of my mind, you'll find gold
(Gold, gold)
Tap inside of my mind, you'll find gold
(Gold, gold, gold, gold)
Tap inside of my mind, you'll find gold
(Gold, gold)
Ain't no use in frontin' I am DOPE
(Dope, dope)
Ain't no use in frontin' I am DOPE
(Dope, dope)
Ain't no use in lyin' I am NICE
(Nice, nice)
You don't wanna hand the man the mic
(Nah, nah, nah, nah)

[Pre-verse]
I am a martyr, I will die for this
I am influenced by D'wayne Carter
Dr. Carter
The Carter 3, The Carter 2
Pardon me, no pardon you
These artists be arguably
Denying the roots of their artistry

[Verse 2]
A part of me don't have time for pain
I done went through pain
I got real anxiety latching on my brain
I got demons in my soul
All I got is rock 'n roll
All I got is one microphone
One stage and one flow, and they go
"Oh my God, guess who's back?"
Never left, as a matter of fact
Dope-song-spitter
Home-run-hitter
The coach just put him the batter at bat
Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter
I got a Queen if you ever meet her
Ask her to, she'll tell the tale
Of the one man who never failed
That's me, not you
Have to be top 2
Have to be greatest wonder
Don't believe me? Take a number
Take the time to analyze
The flow, the words, the rhythm, rhyme
Add up every little piece and bit
You'll realize you ain't with the kid, like that

[Bridge: Hunter Bennett]
Ya'll ain't with the kid
Ya'll ain't with the King
Ya'll ain't with the *yee*
Ya'll ain't got the keys
Ya'll ain't with the kid
Ya'll ain't with the King
Ya'll ain't with the *yee*
Ya'll ain't got the keys

[Hook: Sk & Hunter Bennett]
Tap inside my mind and you'll find gold
(Gold, gold, gold, gold)
Tap inside of my mind, you'll find gold
(Gold, gold)
Tap inside of my mind, you'll find gold
(Gold, gold, gold, gold)
Tap inside of my mind, you'll find gold
(Gold, gold)
Ain't no use in frontin' I am DOPE
(Dope, dope)
Ain't no use in frontin' I am DOPE
(Dope, dope)
Ain't no use in lyin' I am NICE
(Nice, nice)
You don't wanna hand this man the mic, mic, mic
(Nah, nah)
Run it back, ain't no use in frontin' I am DOPE
(Dope, dope)
Ain't no use in frontin' I am DOPE
(You know, you know!)
Ain't no use in lyin', I am NICE
(Nice)
You don't wanna hand the man the mic, mic, mic
Like bloah!

[Outro: Hunter Bennett]
You might find gold....
Tap inside of my mind
And you might find gold....