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This is the first full EP from the U.G.L.I (U.Gotta.Luv.It) household, a collective consisting of 3 canadian emcee's all from New Brunswick, Nostic, NapzMeka and ThaCapitalE.

We've all known each other for a long time and been making music together for years so this was naturally the next step for us. Touching on everything from our daily struggle as people to perfecting our craft, this EP is sure to make you think while noddin' ya head!

-UGLI

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released October 18, 2013

Nostic (Lyrics + Mixing)
NapzMeka (Lyrics)
ThaCapitalE (Lyrics)
Shanice Banton (Vocals on Tracks 1, 3 & 5)
Phakt (Lyrics Track 7)
Quincy Clash (Produced Tracks 1,2,3,4 & 8)
Kelly Portis (Produced Tracks 5)
Michael Harris (Produced Track 6)
VStheBEST (Produced Track 7)
Chisom Uzosike (Produced Bonus Track)


*Shanice Banton @shanicebanton*
*Phakt @phaktzilla*
*Quincy Clash @chrisplaydate*
*Kelly Portis @theGENIUSofKP*
*VStheBEST @vsthebest215*
*Chisom Uzosike @africanchisom*

UGLI:

NapzMeka -
@nappynapz
soundcloud.com/napzmeka

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@thacapitale
www.thacapitale.com

Nostic -
@audiblenostic
soundcloud.com/audiblenostic

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Track Name: ThaCapitalE X NapzMeka X Nostic - Heatwave (Prod. By Quincy Clash)
Verse 1 (ThaCapitalE)

Picture me n the cloud that I'm on,
Death to molly she around to long,
Piss on trends that only cause harm, if you step to E you gon get the strong arm,
Sippin and leanin addicted to substance,
Nigga who profit addicted to hustle,
Followin trouble, then trouble follow,
Ya gotta be quick in this game of survival,
Inspired by Idols,
Then you get to their level,
And turn into rivals one hand on the bible to battle the devil,
Pray when I die, Go out a rebel,
Cant kill my vibe, strong in the mental,
So I survive put dro in the wind, this niggas an addict he at it again.. Sippin that gin no chaser for him,
Infinite spirit that come from within,
Flyest of kicks when I step in the gym,
Cleaner than vim,
Deposit my thoughts and the listen to them
Cant stop nigga no quit in him,
Just give me space let me script my shiiittt

Hook

woooooo ooooo ooooo (Shanice Background Vocals)

Words I be kickin like whippin that product,
Thinkin' I'm slippin off hittin that chronic,
What you be fiendin' you see that I got it,
I got it... I got it...

Verse 2 (NapzMeka)

Put em' on a beat, bet he won't beat that,
Dinner wit a freak, bet he won't eat that,
Too much on my plate, too much on my plate babe don't be mad,
These niggas can't hold me back!
Wit some handcuff, keys and a police badge,
Killin' this shit, where the police at?
OJ glove, goalie mask *OJ glove, goalie mask*
While Hov is poppin plenty,
We soak our thoughts in some Henny,
These hoes were hoppin' on any,
They poke and toss em' like pennies,
No look, they toss em like Penny,
No Magic, tragic just caskets and gasoline around matches,
No hope was offered to many,
Kids quit in advance, ain't even given a chance,
Nobody givin a damn,
Can't levitate on a levy,
Addicted to what you watchin',
You watch em, cop em like pleas',
Shoppin' for products, please,
You know I got what you need!

Hook

woooooo ooooo ooooo (Shanice Background Vocals)

Words I be kickin like whippin that product,
Thinkin' I'm slippin off hittin that chronic,
What you be fiendin' you see that I got it,
Hands in the air while I empty your wallets,
Who are we kiddin'? You know that I got it!

Verse 3 (Nostic)

Cut tracks, we don't cut bricks,
Bus it, we don't even ride Cutlass,
Cussin, over custom production,
Crushed in, jaw rockin' lines of substance,
E-ruptin', E-motion, E-vokin a high,
Each pen strokes a note in the sky,
Some dope in disguise,
Provokin' dopamine to rise,
I rope-a-dope a fiend and feed the fight,
Ugh,
Cause' you aint eatin' right, you seein' twice,
You need to just, sit, down,
You illuminatin' hallucinations, of drive in aluminum casin,
Allude the confusion, leadin' with illusion,
Doin' the makeshift Matrix,
Y'all don't know what that life is laced wit',
Y'all need Lasik before that facelift, face it,
I like gettin' fucked up too, y'all just get way too faded,
Bathe in an alcohol basin, chasin' a high, a life of high maintenance,
Ugh,
Y'all losin' touch,
I'm in tune with art, you cartoonin' us,
I dont know who to trust these days,
Hooked on whatever gon' keep us paid..paid...paid...

Hook

woooooo ooooo ooooo (Shanice Background Vocals)

Words I be kickin like whippin that product,
Thinkin' I'm slippin off hittin that chronic,
What you be fiendin' you see that I got it,
Hands in the air while I empty your wallets,
Who are we kiddin'? You know that I got it!
Track Name: NapzMeka - Astro (Prod. By Quincy Clash)
They frontin' they bluffin' they nothin' at all,
They jump and they fall, I'm running on walls,
Everything crumbled they tell em be humble,
But humble is something you done when you small,
Hand on a bible and head to the sky,
Hand on a rifle who's ready to die,
Pretendin' we friends,
But niggaz is petty machete be ready confetti the ties,
They diggin' the vibe,
It's the shit that I kick,
You call it a rhyme,
They're calling it sick,
You call it a verse they calling a nurse,
You call it my worst, you call it they they best,
Was down and out kanye west,
I'm down and out I'm hitting my ly and heading inside,
Decadent guy bet that he's fly,
Dressin' in whatever heaven provides,
All I'm a need is my dollars and visa,
A modelin' diva who's thick in the thighs,
Sexy with pride,
Ready to ride, ready to ride,
Meka with drive,
Tell em we leavin' we speeding exceeding 175,
They digging the vibe,
It's the shit that I kick,
You call it a rhyme they call it a hit,
You call it a verse they callin' a hearse,
I stop at the church and pop in reverse,
No trouble I shovel and drop em in dirt,
A whole lot of work X7,
A whole lot of work, a whole lot of work,
A whole lot of words, a whole lot of verse,
You holdin' em down or hold em to ground,
It takes a whole lot just to hold em to earth,
Hurting my mind with nursery rhymes,
Too picky for hickory dickory doc,
Get what I'm gettin and give what I've got,
Tippin my cup twisting the pot,
Thick in the butt thickens the plot,
Thick in the butt thickens the plot,
Grind with timin priceless like the diamonds found on a Tiffany's watch
I grind tho, I grind tho,
See mystery glow with a blindfold,
And your eyes closed keep mine low,
Rollin and smokin and blowing a dime,
Hopin a dime be blowing on mine,
I don't mind tho she's still fine tho,
Comparably compared to me,
I'm a rarity I'm a sideshow,
I'm an oddity I'm a prophecy,
I'm a prophet with profit and property,
No stopping me I'm a rocket b,
Hop in the cock it a cost a fee,
Cops want to plot when I'm stopped on scene,
It don't take a whole lot to see pac in me!

Outro..
Track Name: ThaCapitalE X Nostic X NapzMeka X Shanice Banton - Dark Clouds (Prod. By Quincy Clash)
Verse 1 (ThaCapitalE)

Now if I die tonight,
Pray my words gon' change a life,
Pray the song my soul to keep ill rest in peace without a fight,
I'm out all night,
Up all day, schemin' to get these records played,
While niggas on the sideline keep critiquing this like everyday,
But..
Never been in the game they ridin the bench they never get play, Excellin your status my evolution ain't the typical way,
Sacrifice that equals pain,
Lonely nights never been the same,
I'm lookin for, that ray of sun to guide me through clouds that are in my way,
Clouds of grey,
Rainin' on my parade,
These clouds of haze,
Now that's my great escape,
I embrace the hate that I conceive and let it motivate
That positivity I generate ill take with me straight to heavens gates....
Have faith....

Hook (Shanice Banton + UGLI)

Will you please take me home?
I'll you but one time,
Ima be livin' in the skyyy,
Prayin dark clouds don't rain on me, *Don't rain on me X2*
Never back down, don't hate on me, *Don't hate on me X2*
Prayin' dark clouds dont rain on me,
Oooooh..

Verse 2 (Nostic)

If it does then I walk on puddles,
Confidence is my umbrella,
What I do just can't be doubled,
Why what you do just can't be better?
Why what I do just can't be measured?
Instead of reducin' it all to opinion,
Take notes like a vocalist singin,
Flexin' exceptional falsetto sections,
Uh,
But I'm paranoid y'all can't see it,
Cause this world now,
I can't believe it,
It's fucked up,
Got kids leanin', double cupped up,
Pill poppin' and still droppin' out,
Thugged out, pullin guns out,
When the sun's out,
When daughters playin' or when your sons out,
Shit's bugged out,
But,
The fact is,
That we all weren't raised in Run's House,
And our moms ain't all like Run's spouse,
And had a pop only pop up strung out,
Uh,
I can't imagine,
Only try to fathom,
What it musta been like,
It's why my pen writes my feelins inside,
To give you insight,
That hope is in sight!

Hook (Shanice Banton + UGLI)

Will you please take me home?
I'll you but one time,
Ima be livin' in the skyyy,
Prayin dark clouds don't rain on me, *Don't rain on me X2*
Never back down, don't hate on me, *Don't hate on me X2*
Prayin' dark clouds dont rain on me,
Oooooh..

Verse 3 (NapzMeka)

They say life's short,
U only get to settle in,
If that's true cool,
Bring me armagedon then
Heart of an army man but armed with a better pen
Stricken with the same sickness addicted to ameretto skin
Sex before marriage how I get it in tell a friend, tell a friend,
Roses go with sentiments
Along with you prayin' to the heavens will they let him in
I sold dope in the hopes of a fly car by far
Heavens too high you can't just pedal in
Should of thought twice before he went and brought a weapon in,
Death that's a forever thing,
Halos are heaven's wedding rings,
Done this to better men never you forget a sin

Hook (Shanice Banton + UGLI)

Will you please take me home?
I'll you but one time,
Ima be livin' in the skyyy,
Prayin dark clouds don't rain on me, *Don't rain on me X2*
Never back down, don't hate on me, *Don't hate on me X2*
Prayin' dark clouds dont rain on me,
Oooooh..

Sample: U Gotta-Gotta Luv It-Luv It-Luv It!
Track Name: Nostic - Let Em' Know (Prod. By Quincy Clash)
I aint even got a license but I got drive,
And I don't like heights but the weed keeps me high,
Tryna make alittle scratch like a key to the side of your whip,
While Im ridin' in fifth till that shit hits first,
My stick shift didn't come equipped with reverse,
First one to admit,
Im my own worst critic tho,
Shit gets critical,
When every move is pivotal,
Relyin' on lines, words and syllables,
Work to feel invisble,
Happy then back to miserable,
Uh,
It's just a cycle of goin psycho,
Like knowin' there's more people that know you as Michael,
Just give me time and what typed there will be typ-o,
Don't want that life though of lights and lypo,
Just gimme the right dose,
A house, the right coast,
An ounce to bounce wit,
Accounts that,
Never need no councillin',
Only an accountant to count what we makin',
Trippin' to Hawaii still sippin on Jamaican,
Honey dipped, tipped blunt till the sun fades in,
So time ain't for wastin',
And I aint one for waitin',
I'ma find a way in believe it when I say this...

Hook
We ain't fit to stop, we just go,
No wrist in watch, cuz we know,
What time it is, we gon' climb this bitch for as high as this thang will go,
Un-wind in the wind, we coast,
We slide for the win, we toast,
Though its hard to forget him tho,
But you never know so my time here I let him know,
Let em' know X3
Cuz, you never know,
Let em' know X4

2nd Verse

Let em know we here,
And tell him we aint done yet,
Till my whole fam gettin' fed offa one check,
Put em' up on Sunset,
Just to see the sunset,
Breakfast in London pubs wit dubstep,
I been through enough stress,
And moments of upset,
The reason I obsess with gettin' this perfect,
Spend all day searchin' the net for,
To get on the next tour,
But none of it's workin'
And dealin' wit egoes who think they he-roes,
Tryna save me, man you must be crazy,
I'm far from lazy especially lately,
You tryna bait me cuz you cant debate me,
This feelin is Firm dawg, no Nas or AZ,
I'm ready to earn while yall ready to break me,
I'm pullin' a Stern on those tryna play me,
Only time you fly, is by the time the plane leaves,
Ima stand out like a stain on plain tee's,
It's gonna take more than a chain to chain me,
It's gotta make sense (cents) if ya built to change me,
I'm a different strain, don't try to restrain me cuz tonite just maybe..

Hook X 3
Track Name: NapzMeka X Nostic X ThaCapitalE X Shanice Banton - Midnight Memories (Prod. By Kelly Portis)
Verse 1 (Napzmeka)

U ain't get a buzz till it hits like Hennessy,
You ain't gettin love till they midnight memories,
Bitches runnin up to the kid like enemies,
Only call you bitch if you don't fit the right pedigree,
Roll the thing tight hold and then light let it breathe,
High above law,
Live like Kennedy's,
But I'd rather be married than pimp with a legacy,
Girl drive me crazy once I let her get a set of keys,
Lonely at the top and I'm propped on skyscrapers,
At that level it's harder to find neighbors,
At that level it's hard to define favors,
Women want your quality time and some kind of paper,
But Nate said never love hoes,
Cash rules everything around me prove your neck so cut throat,
I'm here, let's cheers, drunk girl where your cup go?
She's spilling all her shit up on the rug bro,
What up though?

Hook (Shanice + UGLI)

Now could it be,
This is all a dream,
Then I wake up,
And face reality,
But I feel A-lo-o-o-o-one,
We all we got till all we got is gone,
Gone,
Gone,
Gone,
And I feel A-Lo-o-o-o-one,
We all we got till all we got is gone..

Verse 2 (Nostic)

I guess some carots and a promise for marriage couldn't keep her smilin' like Mona Lisa,
On the balcony under the midnight alchemy,
Blowin' the cedar seein' if the pain will dissapate every puff on the strain,
Scruff on my face that looked like I touched in some days,
Shavin' was last thought,
I wake up blast off,
Tryna heal a heart that I can't get the cast off,
That now I just laugh off,
Cuz look what you passed on,
My god,
Is you ready or not?
Tieing this knot you might as well outline ya life in some chalk,
Is what I thought,
Till that feelin' evolved and now im feelin' involved,
Cuz babe you know you my all,
The only one I can call,
To follow through when I fall,
And share my victories wit me,
Cuz when you aint wit me,
I get bored quickly,
I admit it, I aint pullin' down my fitted,
(Be)Fore' I'm finished,
Put in the footwork of a centipede,
For us to make these memories!

Hook (Shanice + UGLI)

Now could it be,
This is all a dream,
Then I wake up,
And face reality,
But I feel A-lo-o-o-o-one,
We all we got till all we got is gone,
Gone,
Gone,
Gone,
And I feel A-Lo-o-o-o-one,
We all we got till all we got is gone..

Verse 3 (ThaCapitalE)

Verse
Bright lights, mics on, the stage set,
Apparently if you more blessed you paid less,
Thats more stress, more work and less rest,
But none the less, I'm acceptin payment thru respect..
But I still scramble to handle my debt,
They bulidin houses while a nigga out building his rep,
Strategizing, plottin, plannin each one of these steps,
Switchin up my pivot ain't no tellin where I travel next,
So i thank the lord for blessin his soul,
Got respect for the ladies that never turn to hoes,
Got respect for the dreamers who took the right approach,
And if you good at what you do you gotta tell em give me dough,
Yeah give me dough, and let the liquor flow,
But never hesitate to let em know,
What you worth but play your part,
Cuz if you feelin pain you can pour it into art,
Or a glass it's all the same, s
See I'm torn by a split decision,
Feel I'm forever losin,
Surrounded by booze and women still making these bad decisions. .. But my focus always bring out the best in me,
Hope when I'm R.I.P I be up in your memories

Hook (Shanice + UGLI)

Now could it be,
This is all a dream,
Then I wake up,
And face reality,
But I feel A-lo-o-o-o-one,
We all we got till all we got is gone,
Gone,
Gone,
Gone,
And I feel A-Lo-o-o-o-one,
We all we got till all we got is gone..
Track Name: ThaCapitalE - The Way It Goes (Prod. By Michael Harris)
Verse 1

I don't got many flaws,
I got a lot of passion,
I saw my dream in full catchin Z's on a single mattress,
Feel I conquered the odds,
Escapin from the fog,
Fuck if they doubted now its evident I got it crackin,
Or got it poppin for flossin niggas who chase profit,
Exchange excuses no execution now you the target,
Low budget still put together product to market,
Forever hungry just a picture perfect starvin artist,
Far from novice,
I made a promise,
To get it in for my fam and them and they know I got this,
Me, Napz and Nostic,
U. GOTTA. LUV. IT,
Got a buzz and got some haters light the loud and rise above it.
I made some moves and they assumed I changed,
So elusive how I do my thang,
Payed my dues and I play that hand,
That I'm given,
But never give in that bottle of Henny got me driftin,
But never slippin I'm too Gifted, what u thinkin Nigga???

Hook

Now what we livin fo'?
Just to chase the dough?
Gotta go for broke,
Its just the way it goes,
I seen a couple highs but felt too many lows,
So imma go for broke,
Its just the way it goes,
When u hit the road and begin to grow,
People start to change friends turn to foes,
Its just the way it goes..
I seen a couple highs but felt too many lows,
But when u chase your dreams,
Its just the way it goes..

Verse 2

God bless em,
Hope he prevail thru all the stressin,
So many lessons embedded up in my cerebral section,
What I serve em in several sections will leave em breathless, Passionate effort exerted so they hooked on my lectures,
Shine like a necklace do,
N rhyme kinda reckless too,
I'd rather die than to ever live a lie,
I'm built to win not lose,
A lot of ambition Oz of green in my system,
I turned a dream to a mission and then it came to Fruition my nigga!!
I live it inspired from ones who did it,
Don't acknowledge these dick riders with a outsiders opinion,
I kill the track then I'm dippin,
The flow Is certified frigid,
Without a doubt I'm gettin clout and I ain't gotta sell no image,
See niggas they act like bitches,
Progress got em offended,
My flow breakin the levy my goals keep me a float,
My drive is to inspire, all the souls that lost they hope,
All the ones who possess a gift,
Are the ones who deserve that... Dough

Hook X 2

Now what we livin fo'?
Just to chase the dough?
Gotta go for broke,
Its just the way it goes,
I seen a couple highs but felt too many lows,
So imma go for broke,
Its just the way it goes,
When u hit the road and begin to grow,
People start to change friends turn to foes,
Its just the way it goes..
I seen a couple highs but felt too many lows,
But when u chase your dreams,
Its just the way it goes..
Track Name: Nostic X Phakt X ThaCapitalE - This Iz 4 U (Prod. By VStheBEST)
Verse 1 (Nostic)

It's kill or be killed,
Gorilla grill lions and cheetahs,
Jekyls and hyena's,
In my jungle we rumble in our Addidas,
Idea's of bein wealthy aint healthy if it's a Visa that feed ya like intervenus,
Credit cards depleted,
Impedin' on what we could be and tellin' us what we should be,
Sellin' us animosity crossed with our curiosity,
Stop it,
It aint the way yo,
To mold minds like Play-Doh,
For hire over higher learnin' Plato's,
Instead yo the ratio,
To get (a)head is hedged on fellatio,
Uh,
I aint about it,
So I don't hang around it,
Gotta stay sharp and focus,
Like alarmin' a blowfish,
Or disarmin' a bomb-bardment of hardened emotion,
This is my heart in motion,
No pardon from me Im blunt,
Wether Im smokin' or bein' out spoken,
Im just hopin what I say one day will soak in!

Hook

(Nostic)
Cuz this is life my *nigguh*
And it could give a fuck what you like my *nigguh*
Leanin' on wrong more than right my *nigguh*
Buyin' up all of the hype my *nigguh*
Just fight my *nigguh*
(Phakt)
Cuz you gots to live,
No hand outs, you pay what it costs to live,
This is for you,
And you gots to live,
How I left the world, thats what I got to give,
This is for you!

Verse 2 (Phakt)

What you do is how you choose how you livin,
Through my moves hope my kids learn the difference,
Since God got removed from the schools,
What a fool gotta do to get schooled on religion,
When quota needs meetin,
And that legion need stitchin,
That's probably why the streets often preach no snitchin,
I drop gems, no charge, don't mention it,
Rich life tips my constitutes will hit'u wit,
We all work,
Make yours worth dividends,
The world means nothing if its not worth livin in,
Nobody taught me importance of education,
Power of legislation,
Life is not a vacation,
Survived crack, the 80's,
The nation with Ronald Reagon,
My favorite people go missin,
No victims of affidavit,
Wake up the world is my mission,
Is not to save it,
My nature is droppin knowledge cuz rockins my occupation!

Hook

(Nostic)
Cuz this is life my *nigguh*
And it could give a fuck what you like my *nigguh*
Leanin' on wrong more than right my *nigguh*
Buyin' up all of the hype my *nigguh*
Just fight my *nigguh*
(Phakt)
Cuz you gots to live,
No hand outs, you pay what it costs to live,
This is for you,
And you gots to live,
How I left the world, thats what I got to give,
This is for you!

Verse 3 (ThaCapitalE)

Look how we livin,
Money driven, selfish opinions,
Thru my vision I see religion can't cure addiction,
N they molly poppin, coke cuttin and big talkin,
Until they stuck and lost in,
A script of oxycontin,
My city got a problem,
But they don't wanna solve it,
Graduate to the streets,
Got no need for a college,
Get a zip and a scale,
Probably get it on front,
And in less than a month,
You cop whatever you want,
Some fly kicks, a few bottles and a side bitch,
But on a big scale, you realize, u ain't move shit,
And all the homies that you rolled with they jumped ship,
Change of character I guess they all shapeshift,
So take it or leave it,
Lifes a battle with demons,
Cheatin, schemin n thievin,
Without defining a reason,
The stress is increasin,
Cuz the income depleted,
Its just a everyday struggle nobody said it'd be easy..

Hook

(Nostic)
Cuz this is life my *nigguh*
And it could give a fuck what you like my *nigguh*
Leanin' on wrong more than right my *nigguh*
Buyin' up all of the hype my *nigguh*
Just fight my *nigguh*
(Phakt)
Cuz you gots to live,
No hand outs, you pay what it costs to live,
This is for you,
And you gots to live,
How I left the world, thats what I got to give,
This is for you!
Track Name: NapzMeka X ThaCapitalE X Nostic - Voices (Outro) (Prod.By Quincy Clash)
Verse 1 (Napzmeka)

Voice at the door, early in the morn,
Police bullhorn askin what he saw,
You should be still, they shoot at will,
Squeeze with relative ease,
Move, be killed,
Sounds like a plot offa movie reel,
But watch the crew in blue, they moves be real,
That dont move me still,
Yeah,
Word to Trayvon Martin how they made yall targets,
No more mom and pop shops,
Made yall Targets,
When the thing all started,
They were all marchin,
By next march,
Often forgotten all the problems they were talkin when they rockin in the garden,
Yeah, give em props they were rockin in the garden,
Applaud and clap,
Applaud and clap,
Get off stage,
Call them back,
Sell your soul, no God in rap,
Stupid, if you rootin on a shootin star,
Id rather shoot the shit wit cupid for a cuties heart,
And she voice her frustration after lonely contemplation,
Im the voice of a nation for these generations!

Hook
(David Banner Speaking on Trayvon Martin)
That child did everything that you supposed to do,
Asked the guy "why are you followin me? Stop followin' me",
Called somebody up, told them what was goin on,
And then when the guy got too-got too close,
He defended himself, thats what you tell your child to do growin up,
He did everything he was supposed to do,
And he still died,
We just have to keep our eyes open..

Verse 2 (ThaCapitalE)

Positivity got the energy in my soul,
To overcome all the convo in low tones,
Lord bless em,
Heaven sent with God flow,
Exceed speeds, I lead like I am Rondo,
And that green I feen and hope it last long,
And these dreams were given from legends passed on,
So I adapted my thinkin now hearin voices,
They tellin me that my vocals compare to some of the dopest,
Up in the rap recital,
I am like Shawn Michaels,
With a lil Ric Flair,
Showstoppa with style,
Perfect like Curt Henning,
You could see from the start,
But if I fall like Owen I swear that could break a Hart...
One lifes all we gettin right?
All I need is one chance in the right light,
All I need is your energy and good advice,
And a bigger slice of this life so I can take flight,
First class, the negative in my past,
Ain't hearin none of these suckas they vocal cords have collapsed, Niggas be breedin hate,
Killin over the cash,
Your character seals your fate..
How long is it gonna last?

Hook (Lauryn Hill giving speech to students)

Never be afraid of not knowing,
Let's not be, mediocre in our greatness,
Ya know what I mean?
Like think big, think big,
The music industry is just a micro cosmo of the world,
So whenever you stand for somethin,
And you stand for goodness and truth,
You will always get resistance, thats period.

Verse 3 (Nostic)

It feels like I'm between scenes,
Seein' the seams stitched up,
How the clock ticks but,
It's alarmin',
That's when I know I gotta get up,
Get what? Get money?
Nah brotha, build wit me, chill wit me,
Lemme know you still wit me,
I keep it 100 so just keep it real with me,
Ya feel me?
From the womb to the tomb,
Human to dust,
High noon till the sun ducks the moon and comes up again,
One up's the temp,
When the world aint so bad and people ain't so mad,
When Maury aint gotta tell these lames they aint the dad,
Mathis ain't gotta practice,
Ratchets are back to fixin',
Twistin' herb is the cure, no Habit no Contradictions,
Buggin' out on a tape like we takin' it straight to Nixon,
Listen,
My ass know better than that,
So when there's hope, yo that's right where my heaven is at,
When you settle man you settin' us back,
I'm raps Detroit Red bringin' intelligent back,
To where your credit can't buy credibility back,
It's all ability, humility and love where we at,
Man I love where we at!

Hook (Kurtis Blow giving his sermon)

So, now, now that you have the attention of the world,
Hip Hop generation,
Hip Hop nation,
Now, now that you have everybody tunin in to listen,
To what you have to say,
Now that you have the most influential music on the globe,
What would happen,
if ya gave them somethin different,
What would happen if you stop peddlin ignorance,
And started speakin more intelligently,
What, what would happen if-if you stopped promotin gangs,
And started preachin brotherhood,
What would happen if we stopped callin our women, B's and H-O's,
And started liftin up womanhood,
What would happened if we started to live more responsibly,
Im talkin bout the brothers now,
Brothers im talkin bout,
What would happen if we started to take care of the babies that we made,
How bout, if we started takin care of our elderly, and stop terrorizing them,
The world is sitting at your feet,
What would happen, if we gave them something different..
I know what would happen.. you would change the world...
Track Name: *Bonus Joint* Nostic X NapzMeka X Phakt - Pipe Dream (Prod. By Chisom Uzosike)
Verse 1 (Napzmeka + Nostic)

If you aint get it from before,
Like a clever metaphor,
A meteor from me to yours,
I want a devil in a dress with some heavenly decor,
Neglectfully forget but respectfully adore,
If he said it then you better leave credit,
Or I leave em beheaded,
Gotta get it from the morgue,
Under your skin like you sweatin on your pores,
Im on a higher level I have heaven on the floor,
Player for the cause for the paper they a flaunt,
Turn em black hearted raiders got a razor to your moms,
Never raised a palm till the days of later on,
They end up raisin hell when a father raised him wrong,
Whether relate or you never play the song,
Lay down in the devils playground and play along,
Shake it off if I fall in a brawl with Mayweather,
Still springin up on yall like May weather!

(Nostic)
But way better,
I duck, dodge and weave,
Leave cuts, gauze, and scars,
Cigar spar wit sparks and leave em all wit stars,
My work ethic is Starks,
Remarks start up the march,
Thoughts pushin' the bar like they pushin' life in the yard,
Pullin' needles from records and pushin' it in they arrrms,
Cuz once we get em hooked they won't wanna leave,
Dreamin' like it is a drug, huff it when I breathe!

Scratch hook

Verse 2 (Phakt + Nostic)

You play em but then you be trying to PLAY em,
Say you hate him but know his music verbatim,
I can see you working hard trying to fade him by the way yall hating on the way God made em,
Pipe dreams: half price, get em while supplies last,
Real dreams come daily but they die fast,
Die cast metal pots known to call the kettle black,
Watch your king piece pawns never peddle back,
They say the real threat's sleeping on my skill set,
Wet behind the ears still never made no mills yet,
Tip top resume, wordplay delirious,
Babyface killah got veteran experience,
Young cats teaching the game, dog I been in it,
I aint gotta be top 3 but I'm "top ten"ing it,
Aint no joker yet "why so serious",
Exclamation point past "point blank period"

(Nostic)
Look,
Cant even talk to ya, squawkin' at opposite ends of binoculars,
A sniper put his life in the scope,
To see (a)head,
Even if that means providin' his own,
Cuz either way,
We gon' see whats been inside of his dome,
In his iris is the eye of the storm,
Blowin' beside him is Poseidon just applyin' some force,
Findin' his touch, his Midas of course,
To fight in this war,
Duckin' this flyin manure,
Where we aint signin' Shakur's,
Or fundin' science resour-ces,
We hide behind portraits,
Until we all corpses and everythings corporate,
Forklift heavy endorsements,
On every endorphin dormant my torment is not knowin',
What we knows crazy, think of what they not showin',
On a rock with another hot rock glowin',
In spot we call Space that never stop growin',
That alone gimme hope to never stop goin'!

Scratch Hook + 2Pac Sample