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Track Name: Lion Head
LION HEAD

I do my own stunts
rebel’s advocate a catalyst for living once
sympathy for the devil
I tell it like it is give my best Aaron Neville
the last one to settle / I test every level
no rest for the wicked I get dressed for the contest
yea I’m wild for the life / I was blind to the nines
now I fight for the light
I take my time when I do it
survival in ruin on my own influence
a lion head movement / at this very moment
heroes become human
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IT’S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME (A LONG LONG TIME) / AH HA
LET’S GET FREE BABY (GET FREE YA’LL)
A TOAST TO A NEW BEGINNING
I FEEL GOOD ‘BOUT THE SKIN I’M IN

old man take a look at my life I’m a lot like you / a lot like you
I kneel to the Young I tell ‘em stay strong I been there too /
I say now brother don’t you know that things go in cycles
ain’t no telling what we will become or succumb to
make it out alive grab your mind by the handles
ain’t no telling what you can do
it’s indestructible but not invincible
I’ll kill ‘em all for the principle
life is for learning earning every outcome
humans become champions
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Track Name: Rap Sheet (This Day On) feat Saukrates
RAP SHEET (THIS DAY ON)

FROM THIS DAY ON I SEE THE SUN THRU ALL THE DARK & GREY
FROM THIS DAY ON I SEE MYSELF JUST DRIFTING ALL THE WAY
FROM THIS DAY ON
I SEE THE WORLD HAS ALWAYS JUST BEEN MINE TO TAKE
MINE TODAY MINE TOMORROW
AND YESTERDAY IS YOURS TO FOLLOW FOLLOW ME

it’s dedicated to that brother on a different plane
dedicated to that lady chasing street dreams
very necessary, you don’t have an inkling
a free man freeze frame our society
it ain’t for dolo or pro bono or propriety
take a good look, ‘cause you ain’t seeing me
can a hippopotamus be anonymous
in the dirty swamp among the weeds and the cannabis
I think not / it’s bigger than hip-hop
bigger than the figures of the one percent gen pop
I flea the market / love for sale
I lay low like bungalows in Beverly Hills
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critically acclaimed / rapper in the game
like Zukerburg’s doppelganger no one knows my name
I pull a Houdini on these chains & things
my train of thought leads to all the gain from pain
I’m just a king who’s the son of a commoner
moving thru life too fast / check my speedometer
I slow it down check my pulse and the time it took
like people on their treadmills gazing at their monitor
I’m not offended / I’m quick to end it
I’m on that dirty dubby rap n roll / you call it genre bending
I call it condescending
you don’t know the half ‘til you tamper with my ending
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rapper is what rapper does
rewrite the scripture / rap with thugs
intelligent rap / pack facts in blood
a scribble pad/ little red writings from the hood
back when rap was that music for the rebel
I got your connotation remixed and disheveled
a story too classic and passion filled
like Halifax blacks back in Africville
don’t you confuse this with just rap music
I might blow a fuse and choose to go stupid
my life is mine my life is mine
I’m looking for that meaning / a feeling divine
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Track Name: People People
PEOPLE PEOPLE

EVERYTIME I LOOK AROUND I THINK TO MYSELF, EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO SAY // EVERYTIME I LOOK AROUND I THINK TO MYSELF, I SEE PEOPLE BEING PEOPLE EVERYDAY

some people never get it / some people get it poppin’
some people leave empty handed like they’re window shoppin’
we’re analog relics / punk rock aesthetic
we’re thick as thieves best believe we got funkadelic
I’m on that hip-hop / I come from Planet Rock
I come from places that test your patience and beating heart
not a greeting card / a misleading start
it’s like a cause but you don’t know what you’re fighting for
I’m modern lightning exciting so I’m inviting ya’ll
to run away with the titans it’s an adventure
I’m not a technical digital individual
no, I keep it old school like bogle in the dancehall
a bam bam yes a grand band trailer load
me neither coming nor going I’m grey aerial
so much material / I never use for disguise
you can not leave the day to die by the waste side
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some people got a knack for destruction
some people got their mind on ease
some people got their love in abundance
some people got a problem with me
you’ve got chances but only one dance
it’s imperative that your character sets free
I’ve got antics / a reckless romantic
I live it out based on true fantasies
you think I’m loopy / you bet your bottom rupee
you can not tamper with the ties that bind
it’s messing with your mind believe it comes together so umm,
you can not leave the day to die by the waste side
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Track Name: Modern Day Fool feat Andrina Turenne
MODERN DAY FOOL

DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT ME GIRL I’M COMPLEX
VIBING OUT IN MY OWN WORLD, I’M COMPLEX
SHADES OF BLUE, VARIOUS SHOES
EXCUSE ME FOR BEING OBTUSE, I’M JUST A MODERN DAY…

fool / cool social recluse
just a walking contradiction mother nature on the loose
people on the run since the days of prohibition
thinkin’ big is always better / but simple’s more efficient
in my opinion / just a model of decorum
fantasy / fighting all the destitute and boredom
I passed on the rose colored glasses indeed
the policy was no money back guarantee
a hazy kinda decade / a Sunday kinda love
simplest of memories is what you think of
this year / fight the good fight, flipping the dime
mellow out on malt wine never checking the time, I’ll be fine
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DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT ME GIRL I’M COMPLEX
VIBING OUT IN MY OWN WORLD, I’M COMPLEX
SHADES OF BLUE, VARIOUS SHOES
EXCUSE ME FOR BEING OBTUSE, I’M JUST A MODERN DAY…
aphrodisiac dark cocoa love bug
I’ve got a mean walk yea I make it look good
famine to feast / just to say the least I’m a beast
plus I give the best hugs
a neighborhood dude old school like dial-up
re-cap the back story for ill-advised
I was born by the river
a couple mid-wives living third world lives clean water no bank
they stand and deliver
I made it this far / think large / reach for it / look ma no hands
I’ve always been drawn to the simpler things
I tend to settle for the simpler things / the joy it brings
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Track Name: Guys & Girls (Plethora of Hearts)
GUYS & GIRLS (PLETHORA OF HEARTS)

GUYS AND GIRLS / I SEE GUYS AND GIRLS DANCING

steppin’ on that newness
I’m hot reppin’ the Grand, I can’t cool it
I got caught in a rain dance I’m foolish I’m out seclusion
I’m all about the shining like Stanley Kubrick
now we could be the bestest
darkness was just us or justice
let ‘em know what the fuss is /light it up for my regular customers
my name is not Hammer but you can not touch this (can’t touch this)
but you can undress this
that’s word from the misses how can I contest it
release that pressure/ let go that Goose
I’ve been holding it together like Fidel Sassoon
now we must let loose/ may I have this groove?
oh the trouble when we meddle in this 40 proof
old school like Doo Wop we dance like Doo Dat
your mind says cool off but I say screw that
off the wall, it’s automatic
off the wall, it’s automatic
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I PICK IT UP WHERE I LEFT OFF / ALL THE STARS AROUND
I’M VIBIN’ ON A FEELING / WON’T YOU COME MY WAY
I PICK IT UP WHERE I LEFT OFF / YOU ARE SO ASTOUNDING
I’M VIBIN’ ON A FEELING / WITH NOTHING REALLY MUCH TO SAY

I’m dancing on the ceiling
allowing light into darkness this evening
underground rooftops, they keep burning with no excursion
it’s automatic/ I can’t help this feeling
my freedom’s out of limbo
I get low, it’s real life in slow-mo
tell your crew go hard or go home, they’re irritating like ring-tones
I hate hating but I ain’t redeeming a groupon
I bang the beat like Bangladesh
a man of peace I manifest
I’m well dressed like I’m Cornel West now what’s next
she’s got a purpose and ready to work this
I’m lost in a world this girl’s so obsessed
I’m perplexed/ because it don’t make sense
a quick k i s s on her neck
how fast can this hot interaction get
we’re running on a mythical rhythm so intense
I’m perplexed/ because it don’t make sense
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turn up the moon/ howl like wolves
dance you silly to a funky tune
take it up outdoors/ whirl you up like Dirvish
naked in the park and you ain’t nervous
it’s perfect/ I prefer this
I wrote it in a verse ‘cause you do concur
an episode of these bees & birds
we thicken the plot get it hot in here
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Track Name: 4am In Parkdale
4AM IN PARKDALE

drum machines/ midnight munchies
a mellow scene/ late night company
vinyl on the deck let my memory take me
this is my reality/ any given hump day
original flavor / Ms Vickie’s
a green bag and a couch full of gypsies
knee deep in these seedy streets
I’m on that late night gotta find something to eat
my street corner’s like a hoarder disorder
any human you’d a thought of / moonlight marauders
after club crawlers prepare to get blogged
mind the garbage amongst the carnage
beautiful zombies/ indie cliques
Jesus freaks/ hustlers and rappin’ geeks
head knock to the beat/ whole night devoured
a parliament of owls at the after hours
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AND I DON’T MIND

social pariahs packed in high rises
stacks upon stacks of shacks and soapboxes
we come in droves like a murder of crows
late night vernacular anything goes
the prognosis / ain’t compliant
too much mysticism not enough science
we knee deep in these seedy streets
I’m on that late night gotta find something to eat
back lanes & alleyways / let’s go that-a-way
thoughts on what is love / Haddaway
I come in pieces and say peace
this dingy diner cafe seen better days
I’m amazed by the cultural bliss
umm excuse miss, but do you speak English
after this I say we get a couple tongues locked
mix the gin, what you got in your icebox
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Track Name: Gorgeous Jane feat TALWST
GORGEOUS JANE

SHE’S A LITTLE DYNAMITE ABOUT TO EXPLODE
MET HER ON MY PATH MANY YEARS AGO
CRAZY IN THE DARK, CRAZIER IN LIGHT
PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES WE’RE GOING OUT TONIGHT
GORGEOUS JANE

she speaks in colours / she so pretty
sexy lioness in the big lonely city
looks out for others / I wouldn’t diss her often
no, she’s got your number she gonna pick your pocket
American Express just a past time fetish
she gets restless / prefers sex for breakfast
a bagel and havarti / expresso and biscotti
her quickies are experiences out of body, oh oh
she’s always late this mama’s storm is much calmer
don’t under estimate the drama got it from her mama
melodic in her message / cathartic in the wreckage
with fire in her eyes / those do me do me eyes
she moves so so so fine her hips on time like metronome
she’ll have you begging Janie please won’t you take me home
she don’t need much / blackberry in the clutch
with fire in her eyes / those do me do me eyes
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GORGEOUS JANE
WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN (WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN)
WHEN WILL YOU BE MY JANE
WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN

she speaks in yellows / but tough enough to hang
with the fine fine fellows and the boys in the band
grew up a tom-boy never boring like beige
on that overnight ceremony burning like sage
you’ll find her in the streets / the concrete catwalk
girl, I hated flip-flops / but you made it hip-hop
no no it don’t stop/ sweet vermouth on the rocks
with fire in her eyes / those do me do me eyes
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Track Name: The Great Rhyme Dropper feat Shad
THE GREAT RHYME DROPPER

RIGHT ABOUT NOW / THE GREAT RHYME DROPPER
I DROP RHYMES FROM PLACE TO PLACE
ANY HOW ANY WHERE ANY WAY

ODARIO:
rollin’ around with no cape on
just a fly button-up gingham/ rap is back with aspirations
I do the damn thing proper
I ain’t a rapper I’m a great rhyme dropper
a modern day Peter Benjamin Parker
never tire like Michelin a true sky larker
it’s gorgeous/ I mess around and stay grounded
I choose not to fly my man/ I get nauseous
charge no fee to set you free
if you’re looking for me, buzz apartment B
low key like a baritone rollin’ deep
I keep banging on this beat so awesomely

SHAD:
I rock the beat when a thought gets tossed to me
props to GA, cats don’t want the beef
dog keep it unthawed you don’t want the heat
talk is cheap and you’re racking up a large receipt
and can’t cash it, Dame say the men dash
and the Pan African family makes the jam classic
these other rappers out, too damn plastic
meanwhile my freestyle’s too fantastic
yo, what’s with the Fruity-Loop two can rappin’
and every crew thinking that their Wu-Tang
Shad’s in a new lane passin’
Trans Am blasting/ the handsome band of Analog back in

ODARIO:
I’m just a small town guy
keep no disguise/ a vigilante on the rise
this heat will chill you like an Indian chai
no compromise/ it’s Hip-Hop/ we capitalize on hard times
in fact it’s humble that I point this out
I’m in the house/ living in affordable brackets
and if these little itty bitty rappers attack us
I chew ‘em up in small increments like tapas
for practice, leisure / be a leader
first you’ll have to walk a mile in my Adidas
oooh it’s like that and now we do it like this (like this)
I rock your block like kung-fu flicks

SHAD:
and you won’t come to when the one two hits (boom)
hard enough to punch through bricks
know art of rap this Sun Tzu art of war
harder core carnivore funk music
it don’t end ya’ll, we’ll end ya’ll
always all in when a friend calls
couple black Ken dolls with ten balls
write until my ballpoint pens bald
no ink to sprawl no thing at all / analog
now you got me talking that non-conscious rap
all pompous when I’m all on the track
well, it’s your boy Shad singing off
no final thoughts just another great rhyme to drop

ODARIO:
this is a throw down/ hell no I can’t slow down
we’ll keep your cerebellum from your regular program
there ain’t no telling/ a funky foreground
GA and Shad K we get down
Track Name: Howl (Like Wolves)
HOWL (LIKE WOLVES)

turn me loose / be that wolf
my wolf pack will advise / be that wolf
an eye for an eye uprising since birth
surviving every fight of my life I got proof
I got music / I got moving
I got when the getting was good, attest to it
ballad of the beast / my vision improving
the only time my eyes are closed I’m shampooing
passionate / document this phenomenon
the populace can sense something coming on
my wolf pack move fast like Ramadan
you never know when it’ll all be gone / man, I feel it

THE RIGHT TIME / WHEN NIGHT TIME UNFOLDS
I FEEL ALIVE / I FEEL ALIVE SINCE I WAS ON MY OWN
TOOK ALL THAT I CAN HANDLE / SURVIVED THE LONG WAY HOME
WE COMING IN / WE COMING IN / WE COMING IN FROM THE COLD
GONNA HOWL LIKE WOLVES

don’t need a full moon to bring the animal out
don’t need a full moon to bring the animal out
this ain’t mechanical styles / intuition is wild
be intuitive and fluid like a fantasy bout
hold up. what you doing with your foot out your mouth, man
plant it like botanicals and plan a new route
get your animal roaming / get outta the coma
don’t treat it like a phobia / I gotta get over
a moment is stolen in the wake of myself
so fear itself, you can bid farewell / man, I feel it
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don’t need a full moon to bring the animal out
that’s the sound of the man working everyday
all work and not enough play
that’s the sound of the man working everyday
six days and not enough pay / man, I feel it
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Track Name: Heart the Lonely Hunter feat Amanda Balsys
HEART THE LONELY HUNTER

OH THIS HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
IT FALLS APART UNTIL I PIECE IT BACK TOGETHER
YOU CAME ALONG AND DANCED INTO THE LINE OF FIRE
THEN I TOOK YOU HOME AND MADE YOU MINE

what becomes of a broken heart
stubborn like mud / eyes wide shut
a cold front cometh / cup still runneth
gonna milk the summer ‘til it’s all dried up
decisions are rash when you’re fearing attachment
I’m always on the hunt kinda like an assassin
peace with the past / make peace I figure
red like cranberry does it have to linger
you define the future
leaves from the trees to your bottom bachelor
of course, if you fall I’ll catch you
it’s a groovy kinda battle from here to hereafter
now I write fresh pages
back in the day when I was a teenager
they used to say, hey love is contagious
well here’s one for the ages, no doubt
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what becomes of a strange desire
all this blunder/ thunder/ fire
enamored in your armor
mysteries of you, my darling casualty
nights like this are most fly
at times, you find things undetected by the naked eye
you find things out of dreams, a bullet sky
come by pull the trigger, kill some time
unleash my urge
this dancing girl in vintage pearls
punch drunk lovin’, sailor and his woman
mixed messages like forehead kisses in the morning
so we write fresh pages
back in the day when I was a teenager
they used to say, hey love is contagious
well here’s one for the ages, no doubt
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Track Name: Wild Animal Print
WILD ANIMAL PRINT

we move fast in the working class
had struggle on deck, number one contender
put it all together like mis-en-place
rock African wares / play kalimba
such a tiny dancer / she’s got the slightest temper
looking for an answer / she looking for adventure
got potential / but not pretentious
earth wind & fire since last september
tried to walk by her / can’t fight the feeling
let’s get hyena / let’s get hyena
create that buzz / fake fur and fuzz
does what she does in the gastropub
big up your flaw sun moon and stars
ooh she rock hard in avant garde

HOOKED UP FOR THE WEEKEND
TO GET DOWN ON THE WEEKEND
WILD ANIMAL PRINT

sugar sugar on my tongue
a modern thunder / modern love
let’s pop the hood let the engine run
hood in her blood / hood’s where she’s from
humble abode / yo she got the flow though
a custom made tiger print kimono
what she’s stepping on I’ll be tripping
it’s an all weekday inconspicuous
blank canvas / bottle of vino
time to let go / print essential
tribal rite / new Saturday night
dream dream a dance / bring a story to life
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Track Name: Unbearable Lightness
UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS

HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY / EVEN WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING AT YOUR BEST
THE WICKED WILL REMAIN WITH NO REST

to whom it may concern let me roll let me burn
I profess / a lover of this life I’m so obsessed
I’ll live a life twice / rewrite the zeitgeist
I’m coming from that land of political unrest
it’s heavy / it’s heavy heavy / I couldn’t fight this
a lesson is in session from unbearable lightness
heavy weight situated / a purpose to work this
running straight lines now I’m contemplating circles
know my style / wicked wild
people fear the most when they do not know the how
survival complacent / ramifications
I’m no doctor dude, I got no patience / heavy
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YOU GOT TO TRY TRY TRY
WE CAN ALL RISE HIGH
EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE
EVERYBODY KNOWS IT RAINS SOMETIMES

breaker breaker 1 9 now can you hear me
no rest for the wicked / there’s no rest for weary
a symmetry / a memory / a melody recording me
dignity in poverty is already a part of me
no, no never worry it will balance out
don’t you ever worry it will balance out
no never worry it will balance out
don’t you ever worry it will balance out / one day
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we get together like Memorex and tape decks
we get together like safe sex and latex
we get together it don’t matter what the weather
I get busy in the summer I get busy on the syntax
know my style / wicked wild
people fear the most when they do not know the how
survival complacent / ramifications
I’m no doctor dude, I got no patience / heavy //////////////////////////////////////