Sounds Of An Introvert

by Lyriqs

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3 feet & rising crafting a low end theory out side that big busy city things get weary they say things Fall apart but I ain’t ready to die watch my heart pray for a blue print never depart outside Paul’s boutique it’ was rather unique got all eyes on me but they ain’t see those ATliens get rich or die tryin strictly business Slim got shady straight of Compton the world got crazy everyone was licensed to Ill never touched chronic some of y’all need to chill popping to many pills lost focus of your skills thankful, 2014 drove through forest hills college dropouts they infamous late registration so they didn’t get the syllabus Train of Thought frivolous silliness right there is a reflection eternal yea I’m killing this. asking myself do they want more Roots never criminal minded but had to settle the score by all means Necessary black on both sides after February another panther became legendary it was written we were we only built for Cuban Linx Lyte as a rock mama said knock you out public enemy ivory verses ebony that’s fear of black planet yea I’m Illmatic stillmatic yea i still matter me against the world smell the Stank on this world get it , I’m a OutKast never give in to anger that’s danger I keep that locked in 36 chambers till to my last breath life after death faith in a resurrection oh yes one day it’ll make sense oh yes takes a, nation of a million to hold us back give me 2001 back just good kid in a mad city finding forever is more than a 7 day theory hear me it’s something like water for chocolate hand under the faucet this life is so costly midnight marauders trying get paid in full easily some get fooled they miss the education of Lauryns Hill we all walking uphill straight out of the jungle we ain’t running for sport we trying overcome the struggle see I’m just somewhere stuck in the middle trying to follow peoples instinctive travels and paths of rhythms all hail my kings and queens we ride I discovered how to pimp a butterfly and now my journeys justified Hook uh uh and this how we rock roll slow when you coming through my block get low that’s the ticking of the clock we only striving for top we never going stop
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Jersey Soul 03:52
welcome to my basement dirt off my pavement more than entertainment this right here is a statement just a kid on a grind in a world so unkind rhymes in his mind perfecting his design so divine, shine, we about to climb take it anyway you like or you can take a hike this is life through a mic Mj in flight steph behind the three Kapernick with the knee visuals, for everything, everything we see y’all better recognize this right here is so specialized this revolution ain’t televised open your ears an analyze hoodie Melo with the flow 99 on these streets on the low just waiting to blow welcome to the show this more than dough give me cheese & the butter a rose from the gutter fresh food from the dumpster game for a youngster a L for buster I on my tunes East /West another brook we about to thunder hook everyday I’m trying live on so every moment gotta go strong my soul on over everyone of these songs so you know it’s more than media we on young black & gifted we ain’t convicted we ain’t afflicted skin committed vocals fitted these ears are gifted don’t get it twisted vocals ballistic mamas wisdom with a a Jersey rhythm black system with a light symptom a dark mission with a bright vision all these bars but no prison African chapter black panther Wakanda grander marvel candor avenge the slander we the commanders we the answers lived a struggle made me humble got something to say so you won’t hear me mumble on top of the rubble as the world crumbles concrete jungles and introverted struggles Burst these bubbles flex these muscles solve these puzzles keep these hustles grab these shovels dig these tunnels out these troubles my scope on the Hubble
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Push & Pull 04:52
Same mind same grind we all trying to read these signs of the times some searching for that absolute high I'm just trying to give reasons in rhyme stack a quarter for every dime and a quarter for every climb then take a nickel for every other crime made against mine from mine to stop me from shinning forcing me to keep grinding other souls keep crying, wonder why we trying seems like they lying the young simbas keep dying privilege keep flying ,habits keep buying our mommas keep sighing everything social wonder why the media keep spying we give it up so easily treat our lives like a harlot we share it so frequently conveniently we follow but won't get liked equally deleted so needlessly wishing someone needed me the world keeps feeding me so obscenely bull & foolery keep fooling the fool in me feel like i loosing me you keep abusing me all of this nonsense just confusing we and the eniemes taking my memories blemish my emories suck all of my energies continuous injuries so when it's time to push and pull just remember me Hook they keep pulling us back so we don't move forward now we stuck in a chorus another tree in orchard so we push back you can't do me like that no no I won't let you do me like that you pull I push back harder they say it's mind over matter got me feeling like my brain about shatter quick to serve you on platter when you try climb that ladder thats the only time when we start to matter try start new chapter run little faster life's a wheel I'm a hamster that's the game we trying master I keep this art in my heart hoping that the 2 never part maybe we can be the start are we the board or the dart soul or a heart we read the books but are we really smart we run the streets but are we really concrete the foundation seems weak we let slip when we speak shows in the physique this game is oblique check your technique follow leaders through a melody moving crowds for a remedy pulling us closer to the edge know the ledge In objects some pledge that's the wedge wont let us ahead stuck in beds counting threads let it get to our heads now we stuck on meds they claim its mental like my wisdom dental I'm the pot & the kettle that black metal that won't settle careful thorns in a rose pedal play no games with the devil all this ain't accidental
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I ain't the typical I ain't hypocritical I ain't some mythical I bleed through like visuals I'm an individual mind-state inexplicable skin tone inadmissible emphasis on every syllable I'm Black Fruit with a strong root faith like Ruth, I am Groot I'm a guardian protecter of my galaxy for every Sam that sung i bring the gravity this is rhapsody let me sing my wrongs let me right my songs out of place so the lonely just prolongs scratches on my arms picked cotton from these farms stuck with life's prongs asking where do I belong I keep my eyes woke, silent alarms half anti too much social harms run along play the game, chase thrones eyes aimed aerial my mind stays flying above drones outside I hear the groans cracking of bones eyes slave to phones searching for justice for just us actions taught only to trust us but truth we won't discuss my melanin causes disgust so I confide within these 4 walls with one stall one call just these words and one mic prisoner to life I fight to flash light in these dark nights it's my introverted right so let me extrovert this mic Hook- I know, I know where my faith is These folks behaving so basic Some hypocrites and some racist They so faceless, they so faceless I ain't want hear it i ain't want see it i ain't wanna believe it i ain't wanna relive it lock the door throw away the key let me create my own peace words be the firing piece so much need to release pain i continue to lease it just continues to increase I just want it to cease I keep my head my up since I was a young pup could take the easy way sip from the devils cup should I follow daddy's path, one sip two 4 sips what it do the 5th blame everyone but you paid attention to the view don't complicate my hue instead of the 8 ball i decided to be the cue the last one on the table keep my composure, remain stable, stay faithful skin is labeled so they can disable keep me with the Cain instead of being able Birthed from a strange limb over shallow water Reflections of king fighting no slaughter Taught to never swim sweet seed thick skin this is how the story begin they say my color offends watch these branches bend trying to withstand the wind give me this win I wonder if I could blend but instead confide within these 4 walls one stall one call these words, and one mic life fight ,flash light in dark nights it's my introverted right so let me extrovert this mic
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One Struggle 04:37
never pushed Bugatti’s not even a Audi $4.75 in pocky gloves on life be rocky ambition my creed yea it cocky no need for greed take sips of sake’ light complected they call me Papi lack of funds won’t stop me when you doubt me yea I got me perfect my future trust in prophecy that’s how i profit see give you this honesty a sip of tea non fiction with no pulp and now Oj’s free we go go everywhere we go one jungle one struggle one hustle go never seen a hublot never had money to blow penny to my name silence to my fame pictures worth a gram in this game such a shame constant vanity the audacity to ask for sanity through this brutality that mentality new formality we fell for the trap now we glorify through rap what you expect mama we live for that drama some just live for the commas but won’t get out their pajamas I’m a brag on my endurance I’m crushing these serpents yall servants to this circus I’m just putting in my service serving my purpose trying to survive on this surface not your average joe academics with substance everyday a struggle don’t push my buttons
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Survive 05:09
survival mode before I explode this a ticking time bomb better stay off my road it’s a narrow path stay clear of my wrath keep yo hands off my math before I go spaz don’t want me full blast better stay off my hey those quiet ones cray y’all better watch y’all say in this room since May five fingers don’t play we do that radio sway how much do your bars really weigh every lyric get pay but still struggle today see a new bill everyday everyday I go pray only one I obey these idols no play this world in decay and to some they feel it’s ok on my Monday thru Friday and they still got something say to these critics I’m prey their judgements dont faze keep it pushing through days find direction no Waze put dirt on these Jays search the for the sun when it’s gray no bread for my toast cause that butter be ghost still thankful don’t boast when I do get the most stay humble in heart & creative in art you hear that hook that you sang that make your ear drums rang so you know this joint bang cause my survival don’t change just live and maintain & keep from going insane hook I got haters on the side trying divert these focused eyes my path is for that prize I wanna make it out alive Snakes on my timeline everyone one a Einstein I ain’t got that time just focus on mine verse 1 they trying to take me there ! I ain’t going nowhere second verse see I studied proverbs so I’m a pro with these verbs Leon’s verbal abuse all that i heard so I survived with my words im the geek & the nerds gave my story through blurbs raised in those burbs this jungle of a world keeps me perturbed our peace is disturbed we keep it reverbed every day in these bricks running from licks all for some kicks in these courts like those Knicks our hearts they be Spiking to keep us from climbing keep all of us sighing so many be dying facing these serpents this Lee keeps on fighting it’s all in these writings I hope y’all be finding on a higher cliff keep my name as glyph take this right here as gift your face needs a lift I ain’t giving free rides I had to earn what I drive had that drive in my eyes mama taught me to rise so I got up every morning while those sirens were warning the snakes out there swarming the skies they be storming prints in the mud I’m treading these floods still dishing out love while I’m pushed and I’m shove cause when push come to shove I still put on those gloves you better watch who you shove or you better stay woke see ,get this Donald Glove child this ain’t no bluff i been through the rough I don’t dish out the fluff I’ve been through enough my skin is that tough you hear that hook that you sang that make your ear drums rang so you know this joint bang cause my survival don’t change just live and maintain & keep from going insane
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i want those greens & biscuits Mac & cheese with the 80 proof liquids you know the way mama cook it up dash of hot sauce now they spiced up that's the real good eating one big spread and everybody feasting but not enough seating so not everybody eating plate in hand standing & seething somebody better get to leaving it's late in the evening we don't no need beefing that's just leads to thieving besides the youngns should sleeping uncle in the corner leaning better get auntie she outside shouting & screeming hurry before the po start meeting disturbing niecey while she staring at the stars smiling & dreaming about that guy she met that took her breath , made her sweat promised the world & now she regrets so easily we forget when they flash begets they leave grandmas sweet potatoes for those private jets cuz In the kitchen on a mission to take home some of that chicken , southern fried finger lickin greese in the kitchen. smells be sticking, clothes be stinking, while that cake batter mixing , erebody invited come on over y'all we got all the fixings now it's after dark and the noise echo in park belly full everything that I need is right here nothing in the world compares to right here home cooked meal. yea it's right here need a little comfort yea it's right here need a good a laugh yea it's right here need a good drink yea it right here need some advice, yea it right here everything that you need it right here right here right here
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Away 04:39
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Denzel Tear 05:34
raised in a attic surrounded by static avoiding the traffic the panic manic attacks & organic tracks a young boy raised,tight fade determined to amaze set the world ablaze despite the burdens that weighs the kid that Rochelle raised taught to give Jah praise make words spray & give thanks everyday when you pray hey ain’t nothing going stop me when I know who really got me and it ain’t my sometimy papi & this here is more than a hobby clean cut, never sloppy my prerogative, Bobby never snobby maybe snotty (oh yea) from Jersey, like the kid that did karate I put work in on this body so examine this body of work and watch what I embody heart & soul constantly with our hands on the coals telling stories through different flows ready for what life throws shout to my bros J & Wes we went through the worst & the best cried when we laid Mase to rest what up Chuck shout out to Arty the vocals of the party black los we keep these rhymes dope we the last hope J raph the little bro I never had let’s push these sounds & get that math congrats nephew on being a new dad some stories made me some pained me this is how I became he this ain’t made for tv head above water watch this stream what’s reality without a dream I only sleep to devise it’s scheme this my story this me glory Denzel tear i keep the scars near (I’m still here ) this what made me this what made this what made one Knee kapernick situation no occupation seen every complication it’s a, beautiful struggle young simba in the jungle under pressure never buckled seen to many stumble and I wonder through these years why we constantly shed tears carrying weight of my peers 40 years of fear in these ears never disappears somehow reappears cause of my skin tones gears yea I’m engineered not black enough for black but dark enough for black unattainable expectations on my back I got, a father that ain’t love me but mama adores me I got , a world that won’t hear me but this mic heals me this the real D and I will be any expectation that I place on me I’m that boy from linden this ain’t fiction these words are my addiction said with conviction these drums are my prescription to the plague that life spills and the pain that we fill when the devil try kill while we run up hill & behind on every bill & our kids are popping pills this world is so Ill I seen it all on the ball court with a deflated ball this the world that I saw 5’7 tall still learned how to ball back against the wall made from the bricks held down by freckled chicks & tight click

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The 5th studio album from Lyriqs.

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released March 30, 2018

Produced by Dwight Giles. Executive producers Carlos Beauford, Jeremy Edmondson

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Lyriqs New Jersey

Lyriqs a native of Linden, New Jersey is a Producer, Writer, & Artist. He started his interest in music as a dj from the early age of 15. Taking cues from the elements of Hip-Hop and blending them with beats from old records acquired from his father's
collection. As time & skill progressed Lyriqs self taught style of production utilizing cassette tapes and turntables gave him local notoriety.
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