The Message f/ Shaq the MC

from Love N Art by Five Steez & Mordecai

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lyrics

(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

credits

from Love N Art, released February 12, 2019
Written by Five Steez
Produced by Mordecai
Recorded at Gambling House Recording Studio
Mixed by Five Steez at Gambling House Recording Studio
Mastered by Makonnen Blake-Hanna
Artwork by Jome Anderson

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Five Steez Kingston, Jamaica

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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