If I let everybody down what's it all for? Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He’s gonna keep trying because he doesn’t wanna let anybody down.

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Maybe it's a wash, my fire's just lost
I'm probably a fraud that got lucky before
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

All this writer’s block is getting to his head and he’s thinking that he doesn’t have the talent anymore

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Wrote a little something threw it away "fuck it!"
Have an artist freak out moment start buggin'
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He thought he had something but I guess he looked at it again and thought it was stupid. Now he’s freaking out because he knows he can do this, but right now, for some reason, he’s unable to.

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I'm strugglin'
Up late hummin'
Pace around the hotel the words ain't comin'
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He’s having writers block! Didn’t see that one coming at all.

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Need to get away badly and focus
But its been a couple weeks since I really wrote shit
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He needs to get to a quiet place and focus, but even still, he feels like his “fire” is slippin away.

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I love my family, but damn, they distract me
When I'm at home someones always yelling "daddy!"
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

His family is one of the distractions he has to deal with when making songs, specifically his kids.

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He give me the breaks that the famous dude would take
I'm hyped, imagining the magic we'll create
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He’s optimistic for what the future holds(regarding making tracks with Jake in this little tour break he has).

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Had a week off and a short tour break
I flew out to Seattle to go and build with Jake
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He made this song during the tour break and it was produced by Jake One in Seattle.

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I don't wanna let nobody down so
Here's some new shit you tell me how it sounds
I ain't trying to be difficult or no shit
It just hurts too bad to try to force it
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

He doesn’t want to write when he doesn’t feel like it because he feels like he’s forcing it, and it doesn’t feel right when he does so.

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Sometimes I don't write a lot
I know some folks call that writers block
I just call it my process
It comes out when it's ready to I guess
Writer's Block by Brother Ali

As a rapper, it’s inferred by fans and others that he would write a lot, but Ali doesn’t write as much as you would think. But while some would call that writers block, he calls it his way of making awesome songs.

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