Love N Art

by Five Steez & Mordecai

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1.
Give Thanks 03:51
Yeah Mic check Yeah... Can you hear me out there? Yes yes Turn my voice up just a little bit... alright Good evening Yeah... uh We give thanks for this music (Give thanks) And all the people we get to groove with Because of you, we have a movement (yeah) So keep doing what you doing We give thanks for this music And all the people we get to groove with (All the people) Because of you, we have a movement (Because of you) So keep doing what you doing I remember writing rhymes to get feedback now, I don't need that - get my level right Mister engineer, make sure my voice is clear How we sounding out there, hands in the air Let me see you, the stage lights blinding My DJ mute the track, the crowd wilding (yeah) Kick an acapella before the next cut Sum'n they never heard before, some fresh stuff (uh) Now at a crucial point, give 'em usual joints They favourites, get their hands waving The tracks mixed in like it's the radio playing (yeah) But this is the underground, how you like the sound? (huh?) Some crowd interaction is happening Spit an extra verse while they just clapping (C'mon) Right after, my DJ bring the track in End with a bang and leave, they call me back in We give thanks for this music (yeah) And all the people we get to groove with (All the people) Because of you, we have a movement (Because of you) So keep doing what you doing We give thanks for this music (Give thanks) And all the people we get to groove with (All the people) Because of you, we have a movement (Because of you) So keep doing what you doing I appreciate the support (fi real) Salute the soldiers that hold down the fort (First Coast) Like Port Royal, this is First Coast I stay loyal to the code, every verse dope A murderous flow, whether it's herb that I smoke Or Bourbon I po', or neither the reefer nor the liquor I paint a picture, make the colours richer Not just another nigga for the cops to shoot In hot pursuit, I'm not that youth, I drop the truth And show you that anything is possible (yeah) If you believe it, then you can reach it Just be strategic, study like a genius (uh) Work on your weakness, always pree the deepest (yeah) Formulate procedures, remove the leeches Take care of your son, daughter, nephews, nieces (One love) One love, I'm out, yo, pieces We give thanks for this music (Give thanks) And all the people we get to groove with (All the people) Because of you, we have a movement (Because of you) So keep doing what you doing (uh huh) We give thanks for this music (Give thanks) And all the people we get to groove with (All the people) Because of you, we have a movement (Because of you) So keep doing what you doing Uh, uh Beautiful music... courtesy of Mordecai Hold your lady close Sip your wine Look at the stars Whoo... Let's take 'em out
2.
Yeah, uh Five Steez, Mordecai As a child, you have dreams, y'know (Ooooohhhh) Sometimes, you put them on the back burner But no matter what, you have to go after what you believe in Let's go Since a little kid, wished to be fly Here's what I did, start to get high It's hard where I live, just to get by (I survive) So my all I give, just to survive (Yeaaahh, yeeeaaaah) Times is rough so my rhymes is tough I'm trying to size it up, count a thousand bucks (uh huh) Ride a round wid us, a whole pound we puff My mic loud enough, the whole crowd erupt (yeah) From the words that I share With the persons in here with the herb in the air Pour me a drink, I prefer me a beer Till I talk so slick, get girls by the pair (yu zimme) The good life, that's what we all want Good wife, consigliere, confidante Blinded by the dream since our teens From the screen to the dons that we seen I remember thinking we was untouchable 'cause my bredrin fada used to run a crew He went to school, now a corporate youth I'm doing music, he ask why I still do this Since a little kid, wished to be fly (yeah, yeah) Here's what I did, start to get high It's hard where I live, just to get by (But I'm a dreamer, I'ma survive) So my all I give, just to survive (Yeaaahh, yeeeaaaah) It's not just about the fascination though (uh huh) It's about the words and how I make 'em flow (yeah) Everybody has a little thug in their heart So they listen rap but I had love for the art I used to play ball, music took over Used to be a cadet so I coulda been a soldier And fight for what cause? I could be studying laws Like Norman Manley, UWI probably ban me (whoo) RIP John Maxwell, Aggrey Brown We carry Macs, SG I was hanging round Repping BP, at GH, banging sounds Peace Wall$street, the legacy handed down (yeah) The dream is still alive, we can feel the vibe They pay attention now, time to build and rise I said 'First Coast', that became the banner Let's put in the work and just save the chatter Since a little kid, wished to be fly (yeah, yeah) Here's what I did, start to get high It's hard where I live, just to get by (But I'm a dreamer, I'ma survive) So my all I give, just to survive (Yeaaahh, yeeeaaaah) And thrive Keep your dreams alive Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
3.
All I Need 03:27
Uh, uh, uh, uh Yeah All that I need in this world (Uh, yeah) All that I need in this world All that I need in this world (Yeah, check, check) All that I need in this world You all that that I need Matter of fact, you can call every week (Call every week) Bring your girls, my dawgs off the leash We can get together, ball and repeat (We can ball and repeat) You all that that I need Matter of fact, you can call every week (Call every week) Bring your girls, my dawgs off the leash We can get together, ball and repeat (We can ball and repeat) Yow yow yow I fell in love at first sight (Uh) I hate to admit it but it was thirst like (Damn) I wanted to hit it like it was my birth right Had to cop the digits from her that night And the way I did it worked out tight I was actually chilling with some girls outside (Yeah) Saw her from a distance, she and two sistrens Already with some vixens, but they all linking (Uh huh) So she stepped over, said hi to her girlfriend Introduced myself, the one they recommend (Five Steez) They call me Steez, you heard about me from Skeng I been admiring your style, your fresh cyaa end (Yeah) You remind me of somebody but prettier And no, I don't lie, don't think I'm tricking ya (Nope) Might mess around, run and see the minister You meet all criteria Ayo... you all that that I need Matter of fact, you can call every week (Call every week) Bring your girls, my dawgs off the leash We can get together, ball and repeat (We can ball and repeat) You all that that I need Matter of fact, you can call every week (Call every week) Bring your girls, my dawgs off the leash We can get together, ball and repeat (We can ball and repeat) Yow yow yow Imagine chasing a girl that don't call me back I might make a few moves then I'm offa dat On the night scene, searching for the right queen Looking quite lovely under the light beams I was with my team, Mordecai, Scotty Moving on the dance floor wit fly bodies I saw her jiggling to music she listening Right in the ring but she want it wid a king (Uh huh) I can tell her by her look when she turn my way She waa know who's my girl, how I earn my pay That's too much, I'm single And I might make you blush, she wanna feel a new touch (Yeah) We can take it slow, no need to rush (Yeah) Is this real love? Or this true lust? I might only feel this way for a second Or the vibe may last until you play this record Ayo... you all that that I need Matter of fact, you can call every week (Call every week) Bring your girls, my dawgs off the leash We can get together, ball and repeat (We can ball and repeat) You all that that I need Matter of fact, you can call every week (Call every week) Bring your girls, my dawgs off the leash We can get together, ball and repeat (We can ball and repeat) If you a lady and you know you did your hair Then I need to see your hands in the air (Put ya hands in the air) If you a man and you know you ain't scared Then I need to see your hands in the air (Put ya hands in the air) If you a lady and you know you did your hair Then I need to see your hands in the air (Put ya hands in the air) If you a man and you know you ain't scared Then I need to see your hands in the air (Hands in the air) If you a lady and you know you did your hair Then I need to see your hands in the air (Hands in the air) If you a man and you know you ain't scared Then I need to see your hands in the air If you a lady and you know you ain't scared Then I need to see your hands in the air If you a man and you ain't dye your hair Then I need to see your hands in the air (Yeah)
4.
Work 03:59
Five Steez, Mordecai Check, check Yes, yes This is part of my journey Listen to me Yow You talk shit, I live it, what you dreamt of, I did it (yeah) Fuck a hater or a critic, I use them as a pivot Treat them like bigots, opinions is useless Facts is what matters and your work is where the proof is For years, I been doing this, and many others too (long time) Repping the movement and running with the toughest crews So pardon me if I ask who the fuck are you? You such a fool, you move like a sucker do (uh huh) Check the catalogue, over the past five years Amount to many careers, please respect it (you better respect it) Especially if you never dropped a decent record Or even a recent effort, you speech is reckless (reckless) Check my ethics, put in work, stay on point It don't take much for me to write or lay a joint (uh huh) The hunger is still here, and I'm more determined I persevered, and the fire still burning Chorus (x2): I work, what about you? You complain all day, not a damn thing you do We could never par, you not in my crew You talk too much so I know you not true Verse 2: I wake up, wish I could bake up Go to slave on the plantation and get my paper Still sending out applications with my data Even though I'm dope enough for Complex and The Fader (fi real) Large Up to Okayplayer, I'm the mayor (salute) Rhyme sayer, dragon slayer, this is my prayer I know I'll make it 'cause I believe in it alone And you hear it in my voice when I spit a poem With these words, I can beat you like sticks and stones Or I could reach you just like the teacher Mrs Jones (yeah) So I hit the studio and play Mordecai beats I get the truth to flow, it's from the core that I speak I'm on my grind like my niggaz that's more in the street (uh) Except it's not my backyard where I'm storing the heat I'm cooking up rhymes every day, reflecting my life Signed, sealed, from me to you, this letter I write Chorus (x2) Verse 3: A lot of speculation on the moves I've made (Dem a watch mi) Niggaz is sounding hurt like they dude got slain Busy watching me and can't emulate Trying to get my secrets, wanna interrogate You hella lame, see through like cellophane Walking with your head in the sky like aeroplanes I stay grounded as confident as I'm sounding Nuff man get boost up because of who deh around dem (uh huh) And some just pree evil for no good reason (yeah) Some are just demons, others straight heathens As long as I'm breathing, I promise to do good I have faults but I can't do what you could And that's hate on another for what they work for (nah) More than a surfer, you a stalker slash lurker That's why I treat you cold like Serbia, this ain't Persia I'm independent and we could never have a merger Chorus (x4)
5.
Intro: Yeah... Five Steez, Mordecai... This is my art... This is my life... Yow Look where I'm at, been to hell and back went broke then I regained my stacks (got it back) tried this corporate life, I can't walk it right they want my time, they just can't talk my price (uh uh) it's time to step, Hip Hop, I'ma vet independent, unconcerned I'm not as signed as yet (yeah) music has blessed me 'cause I do it correctly you may not know me but consumers respect me internationally known, JA's actually home I bring the new, these rappers is clones I can map out their blueprint, point out their flaws I'm hardcore, putting joints out that's raw I need to get on the road, a cheque for every flow on my grind, doing it all can be a heavy load I need management handling my bookings and appearances, (what else?) getting sample clearances so I can be a lyricist, but I'm running businesses maybe I'm the entrepreneur, always onto more time will tell, I know my rhymes will sell on tour, getting encores, pushing merch I'll soon be everywhere, no need to look or search that's sure, 'cause all I do is put in work people asked for the real and I'm here now on the come up, been at this for many years now Let me talk to you... Yow A lot of frauds in the game, now it's my time (I see dem) they get lost in the fame, there's a fine line between the mirage in your brain and your right mind pause what you saying, check my fly rhymes the essence is here, the true original leave peasants in fear, your crew is pitiful we super lyrical, probably bruise ya physical but I rather do a miracle then move to Pinnacle (Rastafari) real revolutionary, no dreadlocks if it wasn't for this music, there'd be red dots politician head shots and dead cops fuck a suicide mission or a Fed box I'm trying to see every damn continent (all over) with these words, spark something that's positive let's get this money, dawg, forget politics we should be coming off tour, copping whips moving like operatives, black vehicles for black people releasing rap sequels most cannot equal (uh uh) I'm the undisputed, don't doubt my music you clowns are stupid, sounding foolish you come around and I'm like who dis? (who you?) you know who I am, I ask and you is I'm sure to be a legend if I'm not already plus I'm Jamaican so I'm rocking steady of course, I'm blazing like Doctor Reggie like getting pasta ready, I need Mozarelli to change my life like DMX and Nas in Belly didn’t need Pac to tell me on Makaveli it's MOB, and death to my enemies it's all love as long as they don't mess with me immerse myself in music and it's ecstasy catch me in the lab, cooking fine recipes
6.
(Oooooh) Speaking off the top, y'know (Oooooh) (Oooooh) Stuff that's on my mind (Oooooh) (Oooooh) And it needs to be said (Oooooh) Mmmmm G'head Ask me what I believe in, I'll tell you justice Ask me what's my favourite sin, I'll tell you lust is Still fight with anger and greed though I spread love There's no envy pumping through my red blood I'm still learning lessons in this Earthly session Sharing experience and wisdom with the words I'm etching (yes) My preferred profession, this music, my first expression When I speak, I hope you heard the message 'Cause I don't just rap for the sound of it (Uh uh) Respect in the culture is currency, you counterfeit You never know the bars that I'm bound to spit Not with the fads 'cause the real heads is down with this (Yeah) I don't need validation, I man battle stations And go to war for the cause of the craft (Ooohh... yes Lord) As a young monk, studied the laws and the math (Yeeaaaah) Prophesied, waving my rod and my staff Showed the way for those that crawl on their path My enemies learn that God has a wrath (Yeah) Who Jah bless, they say no man curse One with the essence when I smoke that herb Never seen defeat, I don't know that word (Yeeaaaaaahhhh) Might even win a clash with a throwback verse Then hop in the whip with four black girls For a verse or show, I need those stacks first (G'head) Ask me what I believe in, I'll tell you justice Ask me what's my favourite sin, I'll tell you lust is Still fight with anger and greed, I spread love (Love) There's no envy pumping through my red blood I'm still learning lessons in this Earthly session Sharing experience and wisdom with the words I'm etching My preferred profession, this music, my first expression I hope you heard the message I have flaws, and scars, spiritual and physical (Ooohh) My words are literal, this music is pivotal (Ooohh) It make me bounce back, keep me out of harm's way (Ooohh) The best thing to indulge in after a long day I got bad habits, some old, some new To save myself, I have to kick them like Kung Fu I knew better but I made a few dumb moves Now I know what's best, what's real and untrue I fell down on my journey, the fire burn me (What?) I rise like a phoenix and now I feel I'm worthy (Uh) Through God's mercy, blessings I accummulated I seen the world for what it is in a rude awakening (Awake) And I may stumble, but I will never fall (Never) I'm only 'bout 5'8 but I'm forever tall (All the time) And I will always rhyme great, making clever calls Getting my life straight as I bless the Lord Ask me ... I'll tell you justice Ask me what's my favourite sin, I'll tell you lust is Still fight with anger and greed, I spread love There's no envy pumping through my red blood I'm still learning lessons in this Earthly session Sharing experience and wisdom with the words I'm etching My preferred profession, this music, my first expression I speak, you heard the message Yeah, you heard the message I hope you heard the message I speak, you heard the message I hope you heard the message Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh (Oh) Oooooh (Oh) Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh
7.
Some Day 04:07
Some day Some day Some day Some day Some day Some day Yeah... yow As the world turns, every day my herb burns Reflecting on life, hoping lessons were learnt Trying to get it right and be the best me Made New Year resolutions so let's see (Let's see wha gwaan) Aiming to read more, get back in top shape Got EPs in the works plus a hot tape Preparing for the big break, any day now (Any time) Still an underground king so I stay proud Crazy sense of humour but I don't play round (Uh uh) Even when they pull their guns, I never lay down (Never) I treasure life cause it's all that we given I might get upset but give thanks I'm living Just heard about a death, a next man facing prison I represent when I'm spitting on these riddims I could talk about my struggles but I'm a champion Instead of wailing on this song, I'll be dancing Some day, I know we gonna see happiness Some day, I know I’m gonna be real rich Some day, I know I'm gonna meet the right chick Some day, build my house brick by brick Some day, I might be the rapper with the hits Some day, lounging, blazing at the Ritz Some day, cruising, leaning in the six Some day, paparazzi taking our pics Some people keep asking when I'm gonna buss But if I got on, they the ones I wouldn't trust What's the price of success? Do I even want fame? I just want to carve a lane and make a little change (Yeah) I'm a simple dude, I'm trying to sip some brew Get to mingle with the ladies, maybe pick a few (Uh huh) Watch the moon and the stars from the vista view (Yeah) Travel and tick the things off my list to do I spent many days dreaming, now, I stay scheming If I'm not creating, it's a lame weekend I'll take a vacay when I achieve my goals It's not a highway, no easy roads (Uh uh) But it's alright, I know about the long nights Feeling out of place like you took the wrong flight I'm chasing the dream with my eyes wide open Living it day by day so I will die knowing ... I know we gonna see happiness Some day, I know I’m gonna be real rich Some day, I know I'm gonna meet the right chick Some day, build my house brick by brick Some day, I might be the rapper with the hits Some day, lounging, blazing at the Ritz (Did that) Some day, cruising, leaning in the six (And that) Some day, paparazzi taking our pics I'm writing letters that clever, doing better than ever Whatever my pleasure, you can't measure my leisure I'm mekking some cheddar, once, I was broke Took a gamble on music with just hope The journey just started, they thought I'm finished (It nuh done yet) I was destined to take this past your mind's limits I can tell stories 'bout what I did, who I met The stages I rocked, rap crews I wrecked The past been a blast, the way time move fast The future I'm used ta, so make the present last (Live now) Be grateful, you never know where life takes you It may come later but you'll get your breakthrough (Trust me) I remind myself, I'm not behind in wealth (Uh uh) If I'm learning and growing as I rise in health (Yeah) Another day is an opportunity to shine And we get over problems usually with time Some day, I know we gonna see happiness Some day, I know I’m gonna be real rich Some day, I know I'm gonna meet the right chick Some day, build my house brick by brick Some day, I might be the rapper with the hits Some day, lounging, blazing at the Ritz Some day, cruising, leaning in the six Some day, paparazzi taking our pics Some day Some day Some day Some day Some day, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen Some way, we haffi mek it happen
8.
Days N Times 04:43
Yeah Love N Art These days and times Need the sun rays to shine State of mind Hustle hard, that's the way to grind Chorus: In these days and times We need the sun rays to shine Positive thoughts in your state of mind Hustle smart, that's the way to grind In these days and times We need the sun rays to shine They should make hate a crime But no jail, you just pay a fine Verse 1: So I'm up in the morning Headphones to listen new stuff while I'm jogging 15 minute resting, then it's breakfast Spark sum'n then it's road to handle business I hate waiting but I must practice patience Plotting my future but I'm guided by the ancients Life is what you make it, some things you can't control (uh huh) Just work around dat and let your plans unfold Whatever you do, make sure you have your soul (yeah) Because peace of mind is a bag of gold Reputation is all that you have So live good 'cause it all will come back Still, times are treacherous, it get the best of us You might take a gamble and you press your luck But maintain focus, stay on the right path (yeah) Things going to work out as the time pass (trust me) Chorus Verse 2: Ayo, it's hard in the system (rough) Worse is yard that we living (JA) Thanks to the Lord that we giving (Give thanks) Bless up to my dawgs wit the children The future is all that we building Ayo, we trying to ball, yo, we winning (Yo we winning) That's why we get calls from your women Making money from thoughts that I'm spitting Music for your soul, offering wisdom Made my name through my artistic vision Simply following my strong intuition Known for deadly darts to the rhythm (Uh) You'll know from my catalog if you listen (Listen up) I'm on a run like I'm dodging the prison (Uh huh) Got fans from Gaza to Britain (Worldwide) Spread knowledge, that's the cause of the mission Chorus Verse 3: Peace to Syria and Nigeria (Peace) God bless the Presidents and Prime Ministers (God bless) Every country, its citizens, its visitors Even our enemies, we all trying to live it up (Live it up) I try to see humanity The world is diverse, we all need equality Food, clothes, shelter, a new home is special Some are refugees, some plain homeless Some fostered in homes that are broken In this game of life, love is the token (Love) Love is why the right queen gets chosen Why a young prince is molded to take the throne and Be like his father was but the system distorted us You can call it lust, now, we all corrupt Caught up in our selves, with our greedy ways And I say we, 'cause even me, I need to change (Uh huh) Chorus In these days and times In these days and times I said, in these days and times Living in these days and times
9.
Yeah... yeah I guess it's my time (It is) (Do you) Check... check Searching for a soulmate Tired of going out with girls that don't date Or hanging out with chicks that I know fake Me and this music the only thing that go great (yeah) Aside from family, it's the only thing I love Oonly ting) Every day, it's what I'm thinking of (Just music) Made so many sacrifices just to pursue this Gave my whole life, so I must be the truest (Me!) My love and my art, that's the same thing According to some, I'm a reigning king But I'm a flawed man, still a god man (Uh) Working to perfection, that's the large plan (Yeah) I do it through my craft with these words See blocks in my path and I swerve So blessed, before I crash, I reverse In this journey, I been the last and the first I just follow what I feel, what I know in my heart Each man and woman must play their role and their part I was given this gift so I'm showing my art Been rapping for years so the flowing is sharp (Yeah) I'm not into churches, but whatever the creator of The universe is, I worship through my verses I'm never nervous, I know my purpose My word of advice is know what your worth is Yes... know what your worth is

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Love N Art features 9 tracks of jazzy and soulful boom-bap Hip Hop meant to inspire hope.

“This is my most honest and personal project yet. I believe it is my best body of work thus far and the music is very universal because of the sound and the message.” - Five Steez

"This is an album for Hip Hop heads, but also anyone that appreciates good music with meaning and substance.” - Mordecai

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released February 12, 2019

Recorded at Gambling House Recording Studio
Mixed by Five Steez at Gambling House Recording Studio
Executive Produced by Five Steez & Mordecai
Mastered by Makonnen Blake-Hanna
Artwork by Jome Anderson

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It is impossible to have a credible discussion about Hip Hop in Jamaica without mentioning Five Steez. Although the country isn't a hot spot for Hip Hop talent, the underground Kingston MC has graced international festivals and has been acknowledged by Earmilk, Okayplayer and The FADER. ... more

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