Now follow these words like they vanity plates Vanity Plates by Voss 48

the double meaning the track’s title is based on.
“follow these words”, meaning take heed to the advice I give in the latter portion of the song…
and to literally “follow words” as if you were behind a car with a “vanity plate” (a license plate that spells out words/phrases rather than just having random letters/numbers).

examples:

might not wanna follow that last one tho.

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Believe in hard work, not that what happens is fate Vanity Plates by Voss 48

if you want something (unless you’re fortunate enough to be able to buy it off the bat), bust your ass for it and it will come. if you’re lazy AND broke, staying that way ain’t gonna get it for you.
Fuck “destiny”, fuck “fate”. it’s in your hands.

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Keep a close eye on the hands that I shake
Discretion is a blessin' and family trait
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be cautious of whose hands you’re shaking…don’t go committing to these fools without weighing your options out.
I’ve inherited my discretion from my parents, who raised me not to be naive and too trusting. best mom and pops ever.

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Never needed nobody to handle my weight
Or guarantees you can share with me man, cause I'm straight
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I do a lot of this myself, so a lot of times when I’m approached by some slimebag tryna be my “manager” or “agent” or “useless leeching tumor”, I tell them to save their empty promises.

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Evolved beyond this planet of apes
At a faster pace than the rats that ran in this race
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the “planet of apes” being DA RAP GAME, meaning a lotta fools just ain’t evolving…they ain’t saying nothing new, word to The Roots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yEbuT9rpRI

Personally, I’ve moved beyond where they’re still stuck at musically, progressing much faster than the other contestants in the “rat race” that hip-hop has become.

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And if you catchin' Z's, that'd be a dumb mistake
Actually a travesty, catch up, I ain't gonna wait
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if you sleep on this music, that’s just silly.
Actually, it’s worse than silly, it’s a goddamn travesty. so wake up and catch up, cuz I’m keeping it moving.

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Brainstorm brewin', hope you brought yo' poncho
Turn puddles to lakes, makin' what we wanna make
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when we put our heads together to make this EP, a brainstorm certainly brewed up. hope you brought a brainponcho to prepare you for it.
Creatively, we’ve made metaphorical “lakes” out of “puddles”, meaning given small budgets and not much equipment we’ve managed to make some pretty damn cool art.

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I know I sound cynical and jaded
But this the way we'll still be thinkin' when we make it
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even after I “make it”, I’ll probably still come off cynical and jaded to a lotta people. I can live with that.

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Try to hold composure when you got no exposure
And all you got was fuckin' props when the show was over
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this track might sound a little angry, but if you put your all into a show and only got “SICK SET DOOD, WISH I HAD MONEY TO BUY A CD” in your ear all night after, you might be a lil pissed off too.

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And I better get my dough from the show promoter
Or I'll tell his wife to blow my boner when I motorboat her
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yeah, I mean I don’t really know how you want me to explain this. that bol better pay me or I’m definitely gonna be one motorboatin' son of a bitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBtN1i3O4fY

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