Thick
Is the air I now breathe where will thou feed
If in there I found peace if in here I found streets
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First breath of oxygen, reality is heavy, gravity was felt in a new way.

How will I be fed now that I am outside of my mother.

What kind of life will there be knowing in the womb I had it all and outside I have these streets, this concrete, this world full of inanimate objects.

Everything in the womb was alive.

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They cut my umbilical chord.

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Unprepared I was owned quick undeclared as my own skin
Hands of cold brick struck till everything I’ve known was spit
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Not ready to be born I was out of the womb, no name, no identity yet, just a body of flesh.

First human touch was a slap from the doctor, all the fluid I had lived off of came out of my lungs.

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I had it all in my hands but couldn’t hold it
I was more then anyone could bare or dare to share a home with
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The song starts off with the sample “Cool September…” Mr. J. Medeiros was born in September.

I was in the womb, I had it all, but after 9 months I was too much to bare for one body.

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I stay the same ain't playing the part
With every statement from the heart
Made facing the dark
Bringing light to the days at Acacia Park
Do you rap do you skate do you paint
State your art
Play your part before you sweat the scene
From the 719 and anyone with a dream
To the 303 and everyone in between
And the let the sun shine down on Colorado Springs
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I hope to keep my roots in Colorado Springs, I hope it shows up in my rhymes-

Do what you do, make sure it’s coming from your heart, and let the sun shine down on your place of birth.

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Hollywood can damage your brain
Take advantage of all that’s good
And hand you a chain
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Follow the chain around a rappers neck and it usually leads to a major label executive.

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If you favor the change put your hands to the reins
I’m from the land where a man is a man
And a range is a range
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If you want to see a change in “what’s considered” Hip Hop, grab a hold of them reins and steer the change yourself. Speak for the real man/woman the people that truly exist- not just Hollywood’s idea.

There is a difference between a Colorado Humvee and a Hollywood one.

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Haters complain shame I don’t cater to fame
I fight back writing raps I gotta later explain
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There is a trend in songwriting, rap writing, rhyming, to write with the listener in mind first and not your own heart. This keeps the writer over conscious of how he/she might be perceived and corrupts the free flow of words.

Better to be you and explain later if need be- fame in most cases is just an advertisement.

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Now it ain't worth a stack for the major labor pains
Laying birth to a track with a major label’s name
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Aint worth the money your rhymes make if your just making them for someone else, some business, some label, or some brand. This is hometown rap for my hometown- do I think a song about Colorado Springs is going to make me famous? Come on fam.

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Run rhymes cus sometimes the green is greener
When you see the whole scene
Through the sheen of a screen door
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I always try and keep clear of thinking I know so much, in much of my rhymes I try to make at least one sentence that shakes up my own understanding of things.

Yes, it’s easier to rap about other people then to be other people ha, so I don’t know what it’s like to be Ted Hagard, or someone who believed in him, or a soldier in Iraq, or a Son of Silence, etc. all I know is my job as a rapper and observer and a person from the Springs.

I use the “Screen door” because it rhymes well but also because not only is the “grass greener” in general, but if your looking at it through your own screen door…well that’s your grass. It’s adding to that catch phrase to say, your own grass looks greener if your only looking from inside the house- talk a walk around your own yard, might not be so easy when your not inside talking about outside.

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