Azeem on the Lyrics for Strange Love- " I remember we had just pulled another all nighter. We were on our ninth or tenth song in what became an eleven song marathon and this was one of two beats i was saving for last because i didn't know how i was gonna' lace em.
The best time to record vocals is when your mad, or hungry. I was starving but too tired to go get food so I leaned back to take a power nap and as soon as i shut my eyes.... The first line flew through my head... and set the style
The 1st verse is short and you can tell Im just feelin' out the rhythm and seeing where i can go with it.
i like the line about John Belushi smackin' and abusin trackx" tho..But By the time I got to Verse two...
I knew where it was going... In my head I saw all the rebellious sub-cultures that exist in the streets
of america. The Gang'staz , Graff Artists, Skaters, all the different types of Island people, Mc's, Muslims ..because those are the type of people I know an relate to- at least the intelligent ones so,
I salute the positive side of all those things. That yes there are gangs in EVERY city of america but if you research the principles that most of these gangs were founded on, you would be surprised at the philosophy you find. Nothing is ever what it seems. Same thing with Graffitti. People who don't know the history, just see some scribble on the wall. But the graffitti movement has produced some of the best modern artists in the world , and two of em are my peoples especially Nomzee....thats my brotha right there. So....
Then I tapped into how money is kinda funny for everybody right now. How we still stuck in The Matrix
now more than ever. I swallowed that pill a long time ago...way before the movie. Thats why sky-scrappers, look like slave ships to me...just standing up see what I'm sayin? Anyway thats what that song's about. Wait. What was the Question again?
Answer- What's one of your favorite lyrics on the Album?
They Don't understand what I'm doing, I gotta Prove It
This isn't a demo my dude, it's not a Movie,
the way we move it is unruly, my duty-
<< Is-To - Hit- U- With- This -Music>>>
You could say i'm clockin the track
Diamond on a Line and I'm shining
Ain't nothin to this,
Smackin' and Abusin' the Track
This Is That -Creme De La ULTRA type Music!
Now this is for all of my Humans
who are in tune with
Affecting the mental liberation for Revolution
making the Youth entrepreneurs instead of Shooters
Rude Boy Johnnies or Tommy the Goon Goonstaz'
In every city its no illusion,
Tellin me the devil didn't deceive and seduce us?
No loner trickin us, we know what the truth is
Bigger than hand signs and colors-
It's a Movement!
Like my people doing Graffitti
creating Blue Prints
Painting "pieces" on everything- That isn't movin'
The city was lookin kinda dreary so we improved it
Doze Green, Nomzee- We Salute Them
Truth is killing all they Fictions and Illusions
We don't wanna hear your statistics is Confusing
They say My City Filled with Pimps, Drugs, and Uzi's
Politicians Claiming Solutions but neva Do Sh**
Now ever since I was a Youth, I was creative
Failed math Class because of my imagination
a day dreamer. With a lot of aspirations,
Speak another language, My Parents is Jamaican
Shout out to my New Orle~ans and all my Haitians
Heavy is the weight of your trials and tribulations
A Lot a' Pain, A lot a' Sufferation
Everybody crying cause they aint seeing no pay checks
Sky-Scrappers lookin like some Modern Day Slave Ships
Im in amazement, The Date - Keep Changin'
Its Two Thou -something...Do the still Make Racists?
Yall need Morpheus man, We in The Matrix
Some say -"Money's the only way to escape this"
But Thats crazy, Like waitin' on a Space Ship
only love Can Break these Chains
and Save Us
from The Best of the Beyond
track released March 15, 2011
All Music by Anas Canon for Remarkable Current
Lyrics by Azeem aka Mark Ultra and Anas Canon
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