Cloud NI9E, my producer in Tokyo, made a lyric video for a song we did together.. it’s jazzier and more melancholy than most of my material. Brick in the Road will also be featured on the upcoming Global Gutter Gourmet FREE mix CD.
Here is our set from 06/20/21 at the Complex-SF.. shout outs to them for enabling independent artist a space to perform during the pandemic. Also, be sure to reach out to my man DJ Mike if you need a real turntablist. (DJ Mike IG- @djmike_southsidehayward)
Special Salutations to the following blogs for featuring the “Lineage ov the Lyricist!!” From Germany to Slovakia to Latvia, and from Japan back to the U.S., the support has been more than anything I could have expected!! Thank you for supporting “Lineage ov the Lyricist!!” Although it’s a FREE project, I feel hella rich!!
2.) Hypnotic Asia
3.) We Nod Records
11.) Dope Future
12.) I Still Love Her
13.) Mics und Beats
15.) HRS Underground
16.) 7th Boro
17.) 1st Day Fresh
18.) Hip Hop Relevant
19.) Hip Hop Movement
20.) Beat Box Radio Show
21.) MJ’s Hip Hop Connex
22.) YO? Komix Rapz
23.) Japanese B-Boy Post
24.) SHOUTS Music Blog
25.) Rymeezee Blog
I am currently working on a collaborative album with Japanese producer Cloud NI9E. Here is something we’ve been working on.. Mixed by D-Wiz and graffiti by Marcus Murray.
More than Life
Was a troubled adolescent, Rap was the cure/
but after twenty years, I had to mature/
stayed up hella nights, to master a verse/
but couldn’t monetize, my passion or worth damn/
I worked jobs I hated, even taught 6th grade/
lost my dignity and pride, just so I can get paid/
older brother was a gangsta, in the drug trade/
that was never me no, couldn’t make what thugs made/
In the lab every night, mixing down tracks/
with a well-known producer, giving dude racks/
ugh patiently waiting to make dividends stack/
but I had nothing to eat, I was living so wack/
Then I met a woman who had an effect on me/
connected at a deeper level, not just sexually/
she stimulated mental growth intellectually/
our time is more important than being the best MC/
Life is more than bars, it’s more than rhyme schemes/
more than what you sacrifice for your pipe dreams/
Life is more than clubs, more than chasing hoes/
more than hustling 24/7 making dough/
Life is more than cars, it’s more than nice kicks/
more than karats glistening, on an iced wrist/
Life is more than drugs, more than an image/
it’s about the real love, the reason that we living/
When a boy becomes a man, the amount of growing pain/
is more than agonizing potna, people go insane/
music isn’t paying me and that’s an awful thang/
but still outside of venues, cyphering with awkward slang/
Use to by the main act, headlining every jam/
use to have the latest sneakers and the gear from every brand/
use to blow my loot on blow, needed more than several grams/
now I’m saving up, for a mafuckin’ wedding band/
Went from spitting raw, to scrubbing kitchen floors/
domesticated homie, feeling like I’m sixty four/
you tripping boy, if you think monogamy can make you soft/
rather make love to my woman than go chase some crazy broad/
old enough to know the game’s full of snakes and hateful frauds/
so I keep my ass at home and take my time creating songs/
‘ready been around the world, now my time to settle down/
looking forward to the day I see you in your wedding gown/
When I’m in East Oakland, I’m eating carne asada super burritos. When I’m in 西成、it’s definitely もんじゃ and たこ焼き。In Berlin, it’s the fish sandwiches. Once I reach Prague, hook up the pork knuckles. Come have some appetizers from my “Global Gutter Gourmet” platter.. (they’re select tracks from an upcoming mix CD.) 地球上どこにいても、俺はドヤ街でうまい、ローカルなソールフード食べてます。ニューミックスCDから４曲召し上がれ。Graffiti by Marcus Murray and Mixes by D-Wiz.
Special shout out’s to Joyskii at Hip Hop x Asian America blogspot for doing such a comprehensive and brutally honest interview!!
Please check out the interview here.
The Kensho Kuma Bandcamp has been updated!! Listeners are able to download select tracks from the upcoming “Lineage ov the Lyricist” for FREE and name prices for past albums.. all purchases will be used to mix my upcoming album with Cloud NI9E. (No, I ain’t one of these MC’s that claim to know how to engineer because they can run their DAW.) My engineer has always been paid off.. So yeah, get the tracks for FREE or donate a little if you can. Peace.
My peoples in Paris France, La Rime Metisse (King Siroko x Architeknic) just released “VIVEMENT”, a Corona awareness video. Yours truly has a brief cameo appearance.
The duo is in the midst of preparing their upcoming album “Jusqu’au bout”, so stay tuned..