Sync Licensing: It’s Much Bigger Than TV, Film, and Commercials

Sync Licensing — for Rollercoasters? (photo: dlohner)

Sync licensing is a major source of income – and exposure – for both well-established acts and the stars of tomorrow. But contrary to the commonly held belief, there’s much more to the fast-growing music industry sector than film, television, and commercials.

Earlier this year, we published a comprehensive introduction to the exciting world of sync licensing, including who and what are involved with the corresponding deals. To summarize, sync licensing refers to the process of matching your music in any type of visual media. Carefully selected songs bring video games’ fast-paced battle sequences to life and complement most every film’s credits, for instance.

And with platforms like Hulu, Netflix, HBO, and Amazon continuing to ramp-up their content production in the streaming age, additional sync opportunities are becoming available to artists. Another key component of sync is its obtainability for all creators.

The reason is that music supervisors employ a “fit, not a hit” system when selecting tracks, prioritizing works’ suitability for their project as opposed to commercial prevalence. Moreover, the exposure that sync licensing delivers often proves significant for artists, many of whom experience a popularity boost following a placement that makes an impression on viewers.

But this isn’t to say that TV, film, adverts, and gaming are the only visual-media spheres where sync licensing is thriving.

The quick-expanding sync space now encompasses an array of outside-the-box placements, to the benefit of artists around the world. During a recent “Happy Hour” livestream event, music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr welcomed two individuals who’ve achieved considerable career success via placements that break the mold.

The panel’s first guest, producer and songwriter Joseph Crow, has worked with talent including Adam Lambert, The Veronicas, and Korn’s Jonathan Davis, to name just some. Towards the hour-long discussion’s beginning, Crow described his extensive experience crafting stomp music. Stomp, the former WNBA DJ Crow explained, refers to music made using real-world, non-instrumental sounds – and in his case, those that come from the workplace.

The unique process begins when the Regional Emmy winner’s agency connects with corporate clients and films their places of business. Crow, in turn, uses the captured audio to develop tracks, and these works complement the edited footage and are typically played during industry gatherings and companywide functions.

One past client, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, received a stomp song featuring the sounds of drills, saws, hammers, and the other noises that you’d hear in shops and on worksites. (Crow said that he took the track in a rock direction.)

And notably, the Oklahoma native and 10-year LA resident struck on a point that previous Happy Hour guests have mentioned when disclosing tips for other sync- and placement-minded persons.

“You need to be very familiar with what the client is expecting,” said Crow. “Above anything else, the person who’s paying, you need to make sure you know what they are hoping to get out of the project. … It’s not what I want, I’m serving what their needs are. So just being familiar with the ‘project link,’ what the emotion is of it, you know, it’s all super, super crucial.”

Brandon Christy, who composed and produced the Access Hollywood theme for 17 years, joined Joseph Crow for the Songtradr sit down. After noting that he transitioned to behind-the-scenes music industry roles following a period as an artist, the frequent Robbie Williams collaborator explained that he helped conceive and tailor the on-ride music for the new-and-improved Space Mountain. Golden Globe-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who’s scored multiple Mission: Impossible and Jurassic World installments, tapped Christy to join the project.

Building upon the assignment’s “tailoring” aspect, the panelist emphasized that passengers’ total weight affects each ride’s duration and timing. Heavier trains proceed uphill at a comparatively slow pace (and descend quicker than light trains), and simply hitting “play” would cause more than a few riders to hear music at the wrong moments.

The solution was to divide the score into segments triggered by the train itself, Christy relayed. A strings section plays – looping if necessary, depending upon the passengers’ progress – until the train triggers a brass piece, and so on. Needless to say, the unexpected consideration represents one of the many obstacles that accompany mold-breaking placements.

The multi-instrumentalist Christy also told viewers of another unforeseen obstacle that he’s overcome during his 25-year-long career – this time when he was creating music for SeaWorld’s Shamu Rocks show. “And this was of course before the documentary Blackfish, which exposed all the animal cruelty,” Christy specified at the outset.

The lucrative placement opportunity went according to plan until Christy and his associates – composer Adam Cohen and Hannah Montana songwriter Jeannie Lurie, in this instance – realized that they’d forgotten to account for the most important (and largest) stakeholders.

“The one that we forgot was the whales, the orcas themselves. We did this very nice song, sort of light, light rock. It was called ‘Black and White.’ And we found that after a few months, we got contacted. They asked us to remove the beats, because the beats were upsetting the principal stakeholder that we’d forgotten about, which was the whales themselves.

“And then they kept asking us to remove more and more of it. I hope it didn’t make them angry and cause any of the unfortunate stuff that eventually happened,” joked Christy. “I don’t think so. But there are always stakeholders that you are going to forget about that are going to be vital. … With unusual placements, it’s always going to be odd. So you’ve got to think of everything.”

The advice is undoubtedly worth bearing in mind, as traditional sync licensing opportunities and their outside-the-box counterparts are becoming increasingly abundant with each passing day. For artists and other creators, the industry-wide shift will bring more gigs, a greater amount of exposure, and a wider variety of ways to achieve professional results. Accordingly, there’s never been a better time to read up on secrets for scoring sync deals and maximizing revenue, as well as surprising lessons from two established sync licensing songwriters.

California Will Issue Film & TV Filming Guidelines on Monday

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California Governor Gavin Newsom says the state will issue guidelines on allowing TV & movie production to re-open.

Governor Newsom says the guidelines will start in some counties as soon as next week. The governor revealed the news in a virtual roundtable on Wednesday with industry leaders. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says production is already underway in countries like South Korea, Iceland, and Sweden.

TV and movie production is not expected to resume until California reaches Phase 3 of re-opening.

Los Angeles County remains one of the hardest-hit areas in the state, the governor confirms. “It remains a challenging part of the state for us still,” he told the roundtable. “We are concerned they will be a few weeks behind everyone else.”

Cases in the Los Angeles area are still increasing, which could result in delays there. No one in the United States has re-opened filming production yet, though talks in Georgia have started. Industry vets worry that following new protocols could lead to increased production costs.

“The last thing we want to do is price ourselves out of business,” Danny Stephens told the governor. Stephens represents IATSE Local 80. Productions across the state ground to a halt in March as the coronavirus pandemic forced a state of emergency.

Newsom’s guidelines on Monday will reveal the path to re-opening filming and production in California.

Right now, licensing of music has stopped alongside production – leaving musicians scrambling to support themselves. Once licensing for new productions begins again, these musicians will see revenue streams returning.

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Until then, the people of California must stay safe as the state explores the best way to re-open its industry. California’s approach to the COVIVD-19 lockdown is much more strict than other states. The move has helped to clamp down on the spread, but re-opening too soon could result in a second wave.

Working Through the Pandemic: Three Prominent Music Supervisors Discuss the Music Industry’s Way Forward

Between the postponement of most every crowd-based concert and the temporary closure of virtually all recording studios, as well as seemingly everything else, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis’ impact on the music industry has been unprecedented, to say the least. So how are three of the top music supervisors in the industry making things work?

The following was created with the support of Songtradr, part of a broader partnership focused on the sync licensing space.  

Now, as many states and countries take preliminary steps to reopen their economies and resume semi-normal operations, artists are wondering more than ever what their near-term career prospects and earning potential will look like – not to mention how long it will take music to offer the same number of opportunities as it did pre-pandemic.

To provide artists and professionals with the answers and insight they need during this trying time, leading music licensing platform Songtradr recently hosted a “Happy Hour” roundtable event. Digital Music News was on-hand for the hour-long livestream, which invited three prominent music supervisors to enjoy their favorite beverages while discussing what music looks like from their perspective — particularly in terms of sync — and what they believe is on the horizon.

Emmy Award-winning music supervisor Evyen Klean, whose full-service music supervision firm, Neophonic Music & Media, is the “de facto music company for HBO,” sipped an (unspecified) white wine throughout the discussion.

Hated Industries founder Todd Porter, who’s placed numerous artists in adverts and launched no shortage of careers, enjoyed what appeared to be an independent-label beer.

25-year music industry veteran and current Songs for Film & T.V. chief creative director David Fisher, whose team has struck deals with the likes of Google, PlayStation, and Apple, opted for a hot beverage – though, the quick-moving conversation didn’t allow him to specify which.

And Songtradr founder Paul Wiltshire stayed refreshed with a gin & tonic balanced with La Croix sparkling water as he moderated.

Film and Television Production Has Ground to a Halt – But Sync Opportunities Won’t Disappear

Klean, with his direct, almost unprecedented connection to HBO and the television industry, confirmed what most fans and professionals already knew: “Once things got locked down, pretty much anything that was in pre-production, or anything in production, got shut down.”

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And that means artists have fewer film and television sync opportunities available to them presently – a point that bears mentioning because sync can provide big-name and independent acts alike with major paydays and invaluable exposure.

But the silver lining, according to Klean, is that once film and TV production does resume, sync should pick up close to where it left off:

“I would have to say that the trend, even pre-pandemic, for so much content, so many streaming services, so many different platforms, has created quite a big demand for film composers, for writing songs,” and for all of music’s other talented professionals.

Although the going is tough currently, film and television’s sync potential will ultimately reignite; leading video streaming platforms have gained subscribers during the pandemic.

Until then, the continued strength of advertising-based sync should pick up a sizable portion of the slack.

Advertising’s Tone Has Shifted, But Its Volume (and Total Sync Deals) Has Held Strong

Despite the dramatic downturn in TV and film production, advertisements are just as popular as ever – even if their general tone has shifted.

“It [advertising production] hasn’t slowed down, but the context has changed,” Porter indicated.

Predictably, footage of large, intimate groups elicits a unique blend of feelings, ranging from nostalgia to unease, and does little to inspire confidence in the company at hand. These commercials have chiefly been put on ice, per Fisher and Porter, and more understanding, supportive adverts have supplanted them.

Fisher stated that Songs for Film & T.V. has been “extraordinarily busy,” because “brands have a need to share some compassion” through commercials.

Undoubtedly, advertisements’ generally short length and comparatively simple production process are well-suited for remote collaboration and creation. Thanks to the possibilities set forth by tech and ongoing demand from advertisers, artists still have a very real opportunity to nab sync contracts – and paychecks – amid the novel coronavirus crisis.

That said, Porter doesn’t believe that artists should intentionally alter their songs’ style in an attempt to “fit” the present day’s mood and enhance their sync prospects.

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“This [the COVID-19 crisis] isn’t gonna last forever,” Porter noted in describing why artists should focus on expanding (not limiting) their new tracks’ reach – a point that Digital Music News explored in detail, albeit for different reasons, pre-pandemic.

Despite Today’s Challenges, Music – And Artists – Will Bounce Back

For the music industry, today’s challenges are more substantial than those that accompanied the 2008 financial crisis. Times are difficult all around and, to be sure, many artists are asking not when they’ll be able to continue doing what they love most, but if they’ll be able to continue doing so.

However, all three of the Happy Hour music supervisors remain confident that better things are on the horizon.

Technology is making it possible to create, perform, and earn from home. Streaming revenue and promotion (admittedly, the former leaves much to be desired) is beneficial, and on a grander scale, income-wise, so are sync deals. Via live streaming and social media, artists are staying in touch with their supporters.

Fisher, who signed three major record deals during his career as an artist, summed up these often-overlooked perks with a question: “What if it was 1982 right now?”

Fisher, Klean, and Porter might not have known it, but in connecting via webcam for the roundtable discussion, they also highlighted the music industry’s greatest strengths: creativity and innovation.

Unable to meet in person, the music supervisors simply met from their offices.

That’s because music’s artists and professionals are among the world’s most outside-the-box thinkers. They’ve overcome small and large problems alike in their quest to deliver entertainment, and not even a global pandemic can extinguish their limitless desire to collaborate, work, and bring joy to fans.

“Creators need to create. You can’t stop creating,” said Fisher. “It’s impossible.”

Artists are still creating. And every day they do so, they move one step closer to winning the battle against COVID-19.

Here’s the full session.

Move Over, Spotify – Apple Music Is Now Integrated on Samsung TVs

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Apple Music is now available on Samsung smart TVs manufactured after 2018.

According to a Samsung announcement, people can now access their Apple Music accounts. The Apple Music app can be downloaded from the Samsung Smart TV app store. With the integration, Apple Music joins rival services Spotify and Tidal, both of whom already exist on Samsung Smart TVs.

The move showcases Apple’s commitment to branching out with Apple Music. The service’s Android app launched back in 2015 to rival Google’s YouTube Music. So far, the only App Store it hasn’t invaded is Amazon’s Android-flavored ecosystem. That’s probably unnecessary, though, since Apple Music features Alexa support baked in.

Apple Music is offering Samsung TV owners a three-month free trial. The service costs $9.99 a month, or $4.99 for students. Apple Music also offers a $14.99 family plan for up to six people. Apple’s chief rival – Spotify – is also expanding its presence in the TV space.

Case in point: Spotify gave its Android TV app a makeover this week. The redesigned Android TV app includes background images based on bands and albums. There’s also a new sidebar navigation feature for Home, Search, Library, and Account.

The Spotify Android TV app redesign brings it more closely in line with the mobile app.

The updated app is now available to download on the Google Play Store. Some Xiaomi Mi Box devices report having trouble with the new app, though.

It’s interesting to see Apple and Spotify renew their TV focus at the same time. Perhaps the world’s focus on video streaming has renewed interest in TV integrations. Many people have nice speakers and soundbars attached to their setup.

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On-demand video streaming has increased 100% in the last month, while music streams remain stagnant. Most people listen to music while they’re working or driving – two things half of America isn’t doing right now. Either way, it’s nice to see smart TV interfaces getting more attention.

Music Still Ranks Behind Video Among Quarantiners — So What Happens to Paid Subscriptions?

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Music streaming during quarantine is on the decline, but what about subscriptions?

A new report entitled, “COVID-19: Tracking the Impact on the Entertainment Landscape” conducted by Nielsen Music provides some clues. 60% of the U.S. population is engaging more with entertainment media than before lockdown, but music is getting edged out by video.

24% of people responding to the survey said they added at least one new subscription service. A breakdown of that number reveals video subscriptions are growing much faster – but music is represented, too.

The tricky question is what happens to paid streaming music subscriptions.

81% said a new video subscription was added to their household, while 38% of respondents said they added music streaming during quarantine. Only 14% of those surveyed said their new subscription was gaming related.  That suggests some stability or even an increase in premium music accounts, though Americans could make some non-essential chops as their finances get tighter.  Indeed, that distinct possibility came out in a recent survey.

A group of 945 people was surveyed by Nielsen as a representation of the U.S. population. Data for the survey was collected between March 25th and March 29th. The study asked respondents about their subscription activity for over two weeks.

Photo Credit: Nielsen Music

TV, movies, and social media all rank higher than music streaming during quarantine measures.

News-watching received the most significant increase among all activities in the survey. Unsurprisingly, attending live events declined the most under the social lockdown.

64% of those respondents said they were actively listening to music. 87% said they were listening to their typical genres in music streaming, while 55% of respondents said they were listening to older, more familiar music. The main reason music consumption declined among workers is due to a lack of commute.

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Those who are turning to music streaming during quarantine say they prefer their smartphone. 78% of respondents said their smartphone is their primary source of music streaming during quarantine measures.

Only 46% of people pointed to a laptop, while 33% said they use smart speakers. 30% reported using a desktop computer. Even music streaming from smart TVs (35%) outranked desktop computers, showing just how mobile-dependent we’ve become.

Quibi Officially Launches — But Is There a Market for Mobile-Only Videos?

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Quibi is a short-form video app launching on iOS and Android today.

A star-studded launch party for the new app was canceled because of coronavirus. But the app’s launch marches on. Quibi is backed by billionaire Jeffrey Katzenberg and tech executive Meg Whitman, both of whom were determined to get things off the ground. All original programming on the app is designed with the size of a smartphone screen in mind.

Quibi is launching with a $4.99 ad-supported version and a $7.99 ad-free version.  All shows premiering on Quibi are 10 minutes or less – designed to be consumed while commuting. The phone app is the only way to experience these shows. There’s no TV app, no web version, no Chromecast or AirPlay support to be seen.

Videos themselves are designed to support both landscape and portrait orientations. You’ll see different angles or shots depending on how you hold the device. Text and credits also accommodate these switches, which Quibi calls ‘turnstyle.’

Katzenberg says Quibi’s unique turnstyle approach is ushering in a “third generation of film narrative.”

The technical details for how the app works are interesting, too. Watching a show means receiving two video streams simultaneously, which are stitched together accompanied by a single audio track. Whichever stream isn’t the main focus is delivered at a lower resolution. There’s no pause, buffering, or video quality degradation when switching between the two streams.

It’s an interesting approach to content creation, but just how viable is it for the music industry?

The turnstyle effect could provide some interesting perspectives for music videos – but music content is light at launch. The &Music series focuses on artists who make music videos possible. Choreographers, video directors, and stage designers all give their takes on contributions to headliner events.

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The quality of the experience depends mainly on the quality and size of the phone display. Larger phones may provide a better viewing experience, compared to someone with a smaller device.

 

Subscription Services Will Be the First to Go as Strapped Americans Cut Back, Survey Finds

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Research firm Kagan has conducted an S&P survey of how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the media landscape. It’s not exactly a glowing report.

Over 1,000 participants shared their new viewing and listening habits during the past few weeks. Sports fans were also asked what they prefer to do now that no live games are airing.

The S&P survey found that most people felt streaming video and cable TV were expendable. When asked which service they would cut first – 37% said streaming, while 28% of respondents said cable TV would be next. The survey also found that cord-cutters aren’t heading back to cable during the crisis, either.  Unclear is exactly how music streaming fits into this mix, though so far, usage has been declining during the crisis.

As Americans began staying at home in March, music streaming dropped by 3.5%.

During the week of March 13-19, when stay-at-home orders started, music streaming fell by 7.6%. Programmed streams like digital radio stations on Pandora dropped by more than 9%. This colossal drop goes to show how vital music streaming is to Americans at work — and how complementary it is to routines like driving, working, and exercising.

It’s not just TV and music streaming that many are considering non-essential services, either. During that same week in March, digital song sales dropped 10.7%. Digital album sales saw a steep drop of 12.4% compared to the previous week.

Physical album sales plummeted by 27.6% as record stores closed up shop. Record Store Day typically happens in May and gives indie stores a boost, but that boost is now postponed. One record store is relying on Taylor Swift’s generosity to stay afloat in the Nashville area, though most aren’t so lucky.

Despite the drop for music, video streaming services are seeing an uptick in subscriptions.  But as the economic toll continues, Americans seem highly likely to trim back on non-essentials like Netflix.

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In that light, The S&P survey finds that two out of ten respondents will add at least one video streaming service by June.

Of those services, Hulu is the most enticing to new sign-ups, followed by Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video. Despite the pandemic separating people, Netflix’s new party feature is seeing slow adoption rates. The feature enables synchronized video playback and virtual chat to groups online. But only 3% of its users are trying the feature during the pandemic.

Disney Executive Bob Iger Gives Up $47.5 Million Salary as COVID-19 Crisis Worsens

Disney Chairman/Former CEO Bob Iger has given up 100 percent of his salary to help his company amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger has agreed to forego drawing a salary until the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic passes, while his newly inaugurated successor, Bob Chapek, will voluntarily half his paychecks.

The cuts come as Disney, along with an array of other companies and organizations, are taking increasingly sweeping steps to trim expenses and maintain profitability amid the coronavirus crisis. During the previous fiscal year, Disney recorded record-breaking earnings and paid Iger a whopping $47.5 million. Yesterday, it was reported that the 69-year-old donated $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles; the city will use the funds to support seniors, healthcare workers, and others who are struggling because of COVID-19.

Additionally, Iger and Chapek’s salary reductions are being accompanied by across-the-board corporate pay cuts. Starting on Sunday, April 5th, all vice presidents’ earnings will decrease by a fifth, senior vice presidents’ earnings’ will be scaled back by 25 percent, and executive vice presidents will see their checks drop by 30 percent.

CEO Chapek addressed the cutbacks and the COVID-19 pandemic’s trying effect on his company in an email. The 27-year Disney veteran wrote: “The pandemic is also having a devastating impact on the global and U.S. economies, and it’s hitting businesses like ours particularly hard…we’ve experienced widespread disruption across our company, with our domestic parks and hotels closed indefinitely, our cruise line suspended, our film and TV production halted and theatrical distribution delayed.”

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Having surpassed $140 in late February, Disney’s per-share stock price is currently hovering at around $100. As news of the company-wide pay drops circulated, the stock, traded under the symbol DIS, experienced an uptick, from approximately $93 per share to the mentioned value.

Corporate Disney employees are currently working from home, and Disney theme parks, though originally slated to remain closed through March’s end, will remain shuttered indefinitely.

Disney has indicated that it will continue paying cast members through April 18th, and it’s unclear at this time if these individuals will receive any financial assistance from the entertainment giant after that date.

 

AJR – Role Models Lyrics

[Intro]
3, 4

[Chorus]
All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
And, I will unravel if you rip away my best pieces
Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
Wrong reasons

[Verse 1]
This time of year, I’m feelin’ weird, might be allergies
Wanna move out, but when I move out, who’ll be proud of me
Thought I was made, from [?], put that crown on me
Thought I was made, from Louis C.K

[Chorus]
But, all my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
And, I will unravel if you rip away my best pieces
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
Wrong reasons

[Verse 2]
I used to say, just what’s on my brain, cause you always did
You used to be, so special to me, now you’ve taken it
Look at this mess, should I forget, what you gave to me?
Look at this mess, wake up Mr. West

[Chorus]
Cause, all my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
And, I will unravel if you rip away my best pieces
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
Wrong reasons

Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
(Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
Wrong reasons

Damian Marley – Patience lyrics

Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye ni kêra môgô
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni ni kêra môgô

Some of the smartest dummies
Can’t read the language of Egyptian mummies
An’ a fly go a moon
And can’t find food for the starving tummies
Pay no mind to the youths

Cause it’s not like the future depends on it
But save the animals in the zoo
Cause the chimpanzee dem a make big money
This is how the media pillages

On the TV the picture is savages in villages
And the scientist still can’t explain the pyramids, huh
Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs
Of the little kids, stereotyping the image of the images

And this is what the image is, you buy a khaki pants
And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones
An’ a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls
And even the buried bones
Some of the worst paparazzis I’ve ever seen and I ever known

Put the worst on display so the world can see
And that’s all they will ever show so the ones in the west
Will never move east and feel like they could be at home
Dem get tricked by the beast

But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?
Solomonic linage whe dem still can’t defeat
And them coulda never clone, my spiritual DNA
That print in my soul and I will forever own Lord

Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye ni kêra môgô
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni ni kêra môgô

Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?
We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?
Can you read thoughts, can you read palms?
Huh, can you predict the future, can you see storms, coming?

The earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
Now the earth is round if the shape change again
Everybody woulda start laugh
The average man can’t prove of most of the things
That he chooses to speak of

And still won’t research
And find out the root of the truth that you seek of
Scholars teach in Universities
And claim that they’re smart and cunning

Tell them find a cure when we sneeze
And that’s when their nose start running
And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut
Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud

Can you read signs, can you read stars?
Can you make peace, can you fight war?
Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars
Huh, can you survive, against all odds, now?

Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye ni kêra môgô
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni ni kêra môgô

Who wrote the Bible, who wrote the Qur’an?
And was it a lightning storm
That gave birth to the earth
And then dinosaurs were born? Damn

Who made up words, who made up numbers?
And what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it
Microwaved it and try it
No matter what we’ll survive it

What’s hu, what’s man, what’s human?
Anything along the land we consuming
Eatin’, deletin’, ruin, trying to get paper
Gotta have land, gotta have acres

So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson
Watch niggas play the game like the lakers
In a world full of 52 fakers
Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers

You superstitious? Throw salt over your shoulders
Make a wish for the day
‘Cause like somebody got a doll of me
Stickin’ needles in my arteries but I can’t feel it

Sometimes it’s like ‘pardon me
But I got a real big spirit’, I’m fearless, I’m fearless
Don’t you try and grab hold of my soul
It’s like a military soldier since seven years old

I held real dead bodies in my arms
Felt their body turn cold, oh
Why we born in the first place
If this is how we gotta go? Damn

Charli XCX – Over You Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Just a little girl on a TV screen
Stuck inside a silver cage
Body tangled up in chains
Looking for the light in the misery
Trapped behind the windowpane
Everyday I feel the same

Close to giving up, giving everything
Struggling for air, I’m blue
Fucking with my head, confused
Sick and tired of drinking your sympathy
Fighting back, not gonna lose
It’s true, I’m through, flying with you

[Chorus]
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, are you over me?
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, will you ever regret me?
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, are you over me?
I’m so over you
Promise, baby, that you will never forget me

[Verse 2]
Breaking down the doors, I’m invincible
See if you could stop me now
Super heroine, no doubt
Treating me like I was invisible
Thought that you could shut my mouth
But now I’m gonna burn you out

[Chorus]
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, are you over me?
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, will you ever regret me?
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, are you over me?
I’m so over you
Promise, baby, that you will never forget me

[Bridge]
I want to get out of here
I want to get out of here
We’re breaking up, I’m breaking down (Woah-oh-oh)
I want to get out of here
I want to get out of here
I’m moving on, we’re over now, over now (Oh!)

[Chorus]
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, are you over me?
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, will you ever regret me?
I’m so over you
Tell me, baby, are you over me?
I’m so over you
Promise, baby, that you will never forget me

Mick Jenkins – What Am I To Do Lyrics

[Intro]
Well I sbet ya
Well I bet ya
Well I bet ya
Well I bet…

[Verse 1]
Ali’s jabbin’ them shit feel like hooks
The less you got stuffed in your pocket books
The more these policies just sound like crooks
They give me sloppy looks
They gave us nothing, had to hustle same way coffee cook
Early morning grind trying to help these niggas wake up
Etch A Sketch flows, I got the shit to shake up
Niggas switching clothes
Niggas even switch their face up
But these clowns could never really switch their make up
Family’s in your genes
Fuck is that, Mesquite?
My triple beam onto bigger schemes
I’m on these waves
Don’t expect a hand clap cause you swim upstream
I’m expecting sand traps, I be in the green
If we talking green backs I’m back in the black
Been having the formula since Similac
Delicate flows under heavy metal bars but they’re still intact
What’s a nigga to do?
When you call the police but the trigger’s on you
Shit crazy man

[Chorus]
What’s a nigga to do?
Cause I be streaming black they’ll beat me to blue
Put it on TV then tell you what’s true
What’s a nigga to do?
What’s a nigga to do?
When you call the police but the trigger’s on you

[Verse 2]
Pull up on ’em shining CeCe Winans with the C notes
Redefining everything the black man denotes
I could devote time
How many times have we rewrote lines to get it perfect
Miss me with inertia I’m on dirt
You gon’ need assumptions, almost certain
My assertion we gon’ see if you got gumption
We gon’ see if you gon’ play it smart or you gon’ be on dumb shit
Wrong answer, we go dumb shit
Slow you up on some speed bump shit
On some ski jump shit
I’m taking flight cause all my flows cold
Setting bars, no [?]
I never blow smoke unless it’s unleaded
I guess you won’t know my worst
No unedited stress
Go on wax, I mean

[Chorus]
What’s a nigga to do?
When you tell ’em who you is and they be like “Who?”
What’s a nigga to do?
Yeah, what’s a nigga to do?
Cause I be streaming black they’ll beat me to blue
Put it on TV then tell you what’s true
What’s a nigga to do?
What’s a nigga to do?

Chance The Rapper – Wala Cam lyrics

[Intro: Chance the Rapper]
Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala
Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

[Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam

[Verse 1: Chance the Rapper]
Big ol’ booty gotta jump, gotta juke me
Gotta plan, gotta duty
Gotta dance, gotta boogie
I’m a fan, gotta stan
Gotta cam, it’s a movie
Make my ‘gram look like Cannes, like in France
My momma, my mamma mia
Tell me what your momma feeds you
You getting that cornbread and choreo
Let me throw you on the story though
Trying to be like story mode
You belong on the war zone on
Wala, Wala

[Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala
Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

[Verse 2: Chance the Rapper]
Nigga you can’t dance
My feet like my hands
Your feet like quicksand
Something I can’t stand
Something I just hate
I’m not on no date
Car don’t got no roof
Works, don’t got no brake
Girl don’t got no waist
Watch don’t got no face
Jet don’t got no plates
God don’t got no cape
Shoes don’t got no J’s
Don’t got no style, don’t got no taste
Bank don’t got no card, don’t got quickpay, don’t got no Chase

[Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam

[Verse 3: Supa Bwe]
Watching DBZ
Shorty stuck to me
Like she lowkey USB
I just want some head, want some lowkey guillotine
Police watching me like I’m lowkey new TV
Like I’m serving twenty p’s
Like I lowkey used to be
Over the seas with my girl cause she over achieving
Don’t put nobody over her king
Love my life
Shorty ride my face like bike
I’ma beat it like Mike, not Ike
My spliff broke, sh*t! oh life
I might spent on you
All year, all night
I might some f*ck some ads up
Or f*ck your mans up
I might f*ck some bands up
Switch the plan up
Leave the country like right now
Shit, I might go flight
I might take off tonight
I might, I might, I might
Tonight I might

[Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala
Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

[Verse 4: Chance the Rapper]
You need name tag
She got the same ass
Same drawers, same car
Same bag, damn fraud
Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up, shake it up
Pop pop pop that cork
Pop it like July 4th
Shorty don’t move like yours
She get it from a store
You get it from the Stork
They don’t do this up North
They always end it [?]

[Chorus]
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
Wala

Rich The Kid – Lot On My Mind Lyrics

[Intro]
I see you. I see [?]
Haha, you dig?
I see you haters having problems
Way too many problems
Mic check, check, check, check, check, check
Check, check, check, check

[Verse 1]
Ooh, where my mic check?
These bitches, they been all at my neck (lil bitch!)
These bitches, all in my call log
You ain’t put your team on, you ain’t a boss, dog
Can’t even let these niggas close
Jealous homies set you up and now you smoke (now you smoke)
You just spent up all the money, now you broke (now you broke)
You been internet flexin’ for these hoes (hoes)
Whole lot of friends turned to enemies
Smile in my face and said they proud of me
Now they lookin’ at me like I hit the lottery
‘Cause I’m rich but bitch, you ain’t gotta lie to me
Ooh, I done watched some niggas change up
They hit for me a couple pieces, we don’t chain tuck
Too much ice, bust down, I’m still rained up
And if some niggas wanna try me, get your brain fucked
She gon’ fuck me ’cause I’m famous, post my picture up
I call Boris, that’s my driver, he gone pick you up
Couple losses but more wins, we still racked up
On the road, doin’ shows, I’m so booked up

[Vocal Break]

[Verse 2]
Ooh, Cartier on me
Made my first mil’, shit I was still hungry
Back then all them hoes, they was flexin’ on me
See me on TV, now she sexin’ on me
Got the Maybach, finna cop the Wraith on ’em
Naw, for real they gon’ hate on me
And I got your bitch been missin’, she gon’ wait on me
Told double XL I was straight on it (haha)
I’m finally rich, I knew that they would hate on me (rich!)
They ran up in the crib and had the K on me
I was slippin’, thank God that I’m livin’
‘Cause it all could’ve been different
‘Bout to put these stars in my ceiling
‘Cause my bitch straight from heaven
Rich Forever, bitch I’m in it
Get a check then I spend it

[Outro]
R.I.P X, man
You know what I’m sayin?
Young niggas get that bag, man
Get that bag, stay humble
Ya dig, and that’s that
Get a rack packs and back backs

Florida Georgia Line – Talk You Out of It Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Girl I know you had a long day
You ain’t feelin’ them downtown lights
But I got a bottle at your favorite place
Just waitin’ for us in a bucket on ice

Damn, I didn’t think it’d be that easy
‘Cause now you’re gettin’ ready
I’m just sittin’ there watchin’ TV
Here you come lookin’ like a grown man’s dream
Damn, I can’t believe, I can’t believe

[Chorus]
I talked you into slippin’ down the hall, baby, turn it on
Your playlist you play when you’re in the shower
Talked you into taking up my time, making up your mind
Switching back and forth for an hour
And now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song
I’m looking at the fine little dress you got on
Don’t get me wrong, girl, I love it
Now I just wanna talk you out of it

[Verse 2]
Yeah, as cool at it would be
Watchin’ people wonder who you are
Oh, we should just say we did, we can start with a kiss
And pretend we just got back from the bar

[Chorus]
I talked you into slippin’ down the hall, baby, turn it on
Your playlist you play when you’re in the shower
Talked you into taking up my time, making up your mind
Switching back and forth for an hour
And now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song
I’m looking at the fine little dress you got on
Don’t get me wrong, girl, I love it
Now I just wanna talk you out of it

[Bridge]
Yeah, it’s a little cold outside
The music’s probably way too loud
To hear you laugh
And there’s a look in your eyes
Looks like we ain’t leavin’ now
Girl, I’m so glad, I’m so glad

[Chorus]
I talked you into slippin’ down the hall, baby, turn it on
Your playlist you play when you’re in the shower
Talked you into taking up my time, making up your mind
Switching back and forth for an hour
And now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song
I’m looking at the fine little dress you got on
Don’t get me wrong, girl, I love it
Now I just wanna talk you out of it

Elliott Smith – Some Song Lyrics

Hello, hello, hello
(This is a rock song.)
Loud, loud, loud

It’s a junkie dream, makes you so uptight
Yeah it’s halloween tonight and every night
See you scratch your skin
Your sandpaper throat
You’re a symphony, man, with one fucking note
Charlie beat you up week after week
And when you grow up you’re going to be a freak
Want a violent girl who’s not scared of anything

Help me kill my time
‘Cause I’ll never be fine
Help me kill my time

You went down to look at old Dallas town
Where you must be sick just to hang around
Seen it on TV, how to kill your man
Then like Gacy’s scene a canvas in your hand
Better call your mom, she’s out looking for you
In the jail and the army and the hospital too
But those people there couldn’t do anything
For you

Help me kill my time
‘Cause I’ll never be fine
Help me kill my time
Help me kill my time
Help me kill my time
‘Cause I’ll never be fine
Help me kill my time

Katy Perry – Nothing Like the First Time Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The leaves were falling I was seventeen
We’d been locking lips, grabbing hips, smoking cigarettes
We took a drive in your 1990 the hand me down
From out of town I was California
Oh my legs were not shaved
And you had dirt between your fingers
They told us to behave, but hey

[Chorus]
It’s not like riding a bike
It’s not like flying a kite
It’s not as easy as pie
There’s nothing like the first time
Not like taking a bath
It’s not like having a laugh
Not like reading a map
There’s nothing like the first time

[Verse 2]
I had seen it in the magazines
We would change the channel on the TV screen
‘Cause it’s such a sin what you did to me
Straight to hell is what they sell if you done the deed
Oh but what could be so bad
Oh if everyone is guilty
I guess we want what we can’t have
‘Cause I’ve heard…

[Chorus]
It’s not like riding a bike
It’s not like flying a kite
It’s not as easy as pie
There’s nothing like the first time
Not like taking a bath
It’s not like having a laugh
Not like reading a map
There’s nothing like the first time

[Bridge]
Do you remember? Do you remember?
Do you remember? Do you remember?
La la la la la la la la
There’s nothing like the first time
La la la la la la la la
There’s nothing like the first time

[Chorus]
It’s not a walk in the park
It’s not a shot in the dark
It’s not a juvenile crime
There’s nothing like the first time
It’s not like tying the knot
There’s no connecting the dots
And in case you forgot
There’s nothing like the first time
There’s nothing like the first time
There’s nothing like the first time
There’s nothing like the first time

[Outro]
Its not like reading a map..oh ya you give me laugh
There’s nothing like the first time

Snail Mail – Static Buzz lyrics

Shutters on my house
Keep the sunlight in
If that’s not enough to keep the people out

Then I don’t wanna know what’s on the other side

Turn on the TV
I wonder who thinks of it all
We could be watching the same thing

But I always shock myself when I plug it into the wall

So should I ask?
Are you home?

I can’t keep anything down
All I hear is static buzz
And it’s all echoing through my bedroom wall

Cover me in flies
They’re breaking through the door
That’ll show the garbage man
What everyone else is always so bitter for

So should I ask ? Are you home?

I can’t keep anything down
All I hear is static buzz
And it’s all echoing through my bedroom wall

Saba – BROKEN GIRLS lyrics

[Intro]
I’m in love with broken

[Chorus]
I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
Hey girl, girl, girl, girl
I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
Girls, girls, girls, hey girl

[Verse 1]
Really I’m broke myself, and I think she might help
Really I love a story, and I think she might tell
Really I’m not your crutch, really you not my girl
Really she usin’ me, but it’s cool, we use each oth’
I’m in love with contemplatin’ ’bout the pressure
Conversations ’bout depression
Confrontation cause we care too much about each other
We know it ain’t permanent but temporary
Releasin’ your Issa Rae, insecure
Collect them like Pikachu, Venusaur
We go ’til you done or my penis sore
Sleep with the TV on then we don’t speak no more
And I know when I’m with you, or maybe when you’re with me
Even if I don’t feel a thing, for a second I feel complete
I still’ll keep ya in my back pocket
I know that I’m not shit, I know that it’s toxic
I know that a part lives, that is where your heart is

[Chorus]
I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
Hey girl, girl, girl, girl
I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
Girls, girls, girls, hey girl

[Verse 2]
Tread light like broken glass, really I’m not my past
Really I snatched your soul, really that’s not to brag
Really when I’m alone, really I’m not to have
Really I know you’re empty but I think I can fill your glass
Fantasizin’ all your problems
I wanted you more since I found out you heartless
Harborin’ feelins’ for niggas who hurt you
Know you on the surface but not on a personal level
I play the game of hearts
Missin’ piece, we ain’t apart
Depend on me until I’m bored
I return your heart as quick I return your call
Tables turn quicker cause after a weekend I miss ya
I don’t want you but I’m conflicted
I know that back and forth yo-yo shit over with
But you gon’ take me back, I’m gon’ convince ya
Pain ain’t never looked so temptin’
Lonely never looked so distant, we just gon’ ignore the tension
You know we both not shit, I know that shit toxic

[Chorus]
I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
Hey girl, girl, girl, girl
I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
Girls, girls, girls, hey girl

[Verse 3]
This whole time, been obsessed, being sad
She was my, quick escape, made me forget
Hear her speak, see her weak, made me feel big
Crowned me, she downed me, treat me like shit
Second time, round two, what I learn?
She weren’t mine, that weren’t love, I weren’t hers
I’m not hurt, anymore, took some time
Found a girl, now I’m hers, and she mine
And she make me, feel whole, heal me
And it’s, mutual, and we still in love

[Outro]
Can’t you care for?
Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
Can’t you care for?
Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
Can’t you care? Can’t you care?

070 Shake – Rewind lyrics

(feat. Lil Yachty)

[Verse 1: Lil Yachty]
You know you was wrong
And you know you fucked up when you left me
And you know that I’m headed so high
Your new guy, your new guy is going so down
Your new guy, you can’t bring around me
You can’t bring around us
Cause if you do, you found me
You know you was wrong
That’s why when you see me on your new TV
You change the channel
Cause you know you was wrong
And now you know that I’m gone
Oh, I’m gone, I’m so gone
And you wish
Oh yeah, you wish that you could return the time
You wish you could rewind
You wish you could rewind my mind

[Verse 2: 070 Shake]
My crew is so fucked up
Take it in and get your doses up
If they ask you, you don’t know of us
And they’ll go, they’ll go so hard for you
Pitty-pitty-pitty
She been asking why all around the city
Don’t be asking why, I ain’t even kidding
You know what you’ve done
Giving me your back cause I dont like the front
Now you got some offers I don’t need none
You wish, you wish you could rewind the time
LA come all of the lights
Smoke it all up til we dry
We become vamps in the night
Vamps in the night

The Internet – Come Over Lyrics

Hello
Hey
You at home right now? (x2)
Nah, not yet
Hit me up when you get home
Call me when you get home
Like 15 minutes
You busy later?
Just keep me posted
I’ll probably be at home honestly
Call me (x3)

Know you wrong
But ‘sho you right
Home alone
For the night
I can turn you on
With my dirty mind
Say I won’t
Worth a try
Puppy love
Butterflies

Made you blush
You made me smile
What you want
Baby you decide
Why we grown
Wasting time

You’re beautiful babe
You’re really something
Stylin’ I gotta say
T-shirt designer jeans
You got me open
Filled with emotion
Living in ecstacy
Just want you next to me
I’ll bring the champagne
Don’t turn me down babe
We can play simon says
Or watch TV in bed
Wake with the sunrise
Sleep in it’s alright
Ain’t even gotta sex

Mmm but, I know what you like
Baby
Can I come over, come over
You’re wasting your time
Baby

If you just let me come over babe
If you just let me come over babe

Know you wrong
But ‘sho you right
Home alone
For the night
I can turn you on
With my dirty mind
Say I won’t
Worth a try
Puppy love
Butterflies
Made you blush
You made me smile
What you want
Baby you decide
Why we grown
Wasting time

Steve
If you just let me come over babe
If you just let me come over babe

Know you wrong
But ‘sho you right
Home alone
For the night
I can turn you on
With my dirty mind
Say I won’t
Worth a try
Puppy love
Butterflies
Made you blush
You made me smile
What you want
Baby you decide
Why we grown
Wasting time

(DIAMOND RANG$)
Aye yo you call yourself being rude to me?
Fuck you too you lil…
You lil broke, yo-

These bitches want diamond rings
Birk bags and other bling
I just don’t feel the same
Vanity’s not my thang

These bitches want diamond rings
These bitches want diamond rings

Jain – Hope lyrics

J-A-I-N
J-A-I-N

Uh-ah Uh-ah

[Chorus]
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together

[Verse 1]
Every day, every time
There’s a street and here we are
We are people make the world how it’s going down
So we walked into your lives
No one look deep in the eyes
Except you, take my smile
That’s the only thing I have

[Pre-Chorus]
Hope you’re fine
Hope you’re great
Hope you’re not alone in this town
Hope you have good friend to talk
Hope you will soon find a job
Now you smile right back at me
You see that is what I need

Loving, hoping get for free
I’m gonna need it
I’m gonna use it
I’m gonna need it
I’m gonna use it

[Chorus]
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together

[Verse 2]
You have dreams, too many in a depress of society
For my hair, far to rare stuff
Stop watching TV
I’ll go outside, I’ll walk some more
To see what is next to me
And I saw you and then I knew
How your smile can give some peace

[Pre-Chorus]
Hope you love
Hope you’re strong
Hope you will not get it wrong
Stop your bullshit, then make freak
Love is hard but it’s unique

I’m gonna need it
I’m gonna use it
I’m gonna need it
Yeah, I’m gonna use it

[Chorus]
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together
Try to keep up around
Try to keep up in a road
Try to make it better, better together

blackbear – i hope your whole life sux lyrics

[Intro]
​beartrap, yeah

[Verse 1]
Sittin’, thinkin’ slow
I’m all alone in my hotel, I think it’s Albuquerque
I forgot what day it is, you fuckin’ hurt me
I don’t know, I’m flyin’ girls around the world to validate myself
I think it’s funny, yo
Lololol’s the only L’s I’m takin’ shots at myself, that’s the truth
Close my eyes, this girl I barely knew felt just like you
Instagram be feelin’ like the grocery store, I pick and choose
I got a lot in my account but I ain’t got shit to lose

[Chorus]
The truth
Yeah, is I’ve been up for days on cocaine
The truth
Is I’ve been up for days tryin’ not to think about you
I hope that I’m the reason that you can’t sleep
I hope that your whole life sucks without me
The truth
Is I’ve been up for days thinkin’ ’bout you
I’ve been up for days thinkin’ ’bout you
I’ve been up for days thinkin’ ’bout you

[Verse 2]
Once again, you ain’t made no time for me, ain’t no surprise to me
All my friends are really dead, this ain’t no “XO Llif3” for me
Mama wasn’t ’round that much growin’ up, it’s all good
Rather pay the mortgage than to see my bro in the hood
Daddy saw me on TV, he proud that he adopted me
He called me bugging out ’cause now his radio play “do re mi”
But everybody wants something, he ain’t ask for nothing
Every time I wanted something, he said mow some lawns
“Get a job, have a backup plan B and a C
And have fun in moderation, work harder, ain’t shit for free”

[Chorus]
The truth
Yeah, is I’ve been up for days on cocaine
The truth
Is I’ve been up for days tryin’ not to think about you
I hope that I’m the reason that you can’t sleep
I hope that your whole life sucks without me
The truth
Is I’ve been up for days thinkin’ ’bout you
Is I’ve been up for days thinkin’ ’bout you
Is I’ve been up for days thinkin’ ’bout you

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert’s Reality Show Coming Next Year


Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert have landed their own reality show and its coming next year.

Teyana already dabbles into acting and gained even more fame for herself when she appeared in Kanye West’s “Fade” video. The cut went viral for her dance moves which she performed in a workout outfit while showing off her killer body. She also got more attention for her appearance at the New York Fashion week during the summer when she rep Philipp Plein.

Now Teyana Taylor and her entire family including husband Iman Shumpert and their daughter will have a chance to be on your TV a lot more often. Deadline reported that the couple signed on to a new deal with VH1 for their very own reality TV show that will be called Teyana & Iman. The first season episodes will cover their life leading up to Teyana Taylor’s big NY Fashion Week debut. The couple says the reason that they signed on for the reality show is to be a positive symbol of black love.

“Not just black love, all love,” Teyana Taylor said. “It is to inspire all love period. There’s nothing more special than showing young folk that you could be in love and married.”

The show will focus mostly on Teyana Taylor and how she balances family and fame but we may also see some footage of Iman Shumpert basketball career and his plans to dabble in hip hop a little.

.@TeyanaTaylor & @ImanShumpert represent Black Love in an all new series. ?? Catch #TeyanaAndIman MONDAY February 19 at 10/9c on VH1! pic.twitter.com/ifitLU7eRX

— VH1 (@VH1) November 14, 2017

Drake Buys $300K Herms Birkin Bag For Future Wife


Drake reportedly drop $300,000 on a Hermes Birkin bag for his wife that he has not yet met.

There are a lot of interesting things about Drake that the average fan may not know about and one of them is his habit of stockpiling some expensive Hermes Birkin bags for his future wife that he will meet one day. These bags can run up to $10,000 and Drizzy reportedly got one for a whopping $300,000. This girl doesn’t know it yet, but she she gets married to the 6 God, she will be well off. At one point everyone was rooting for Drake and Rihanna to one day jump the broom, but that on-and-off relationship seems to have ran its course and the Bajan pop beauty is now dating a billionaire.

Not surprisingly, the Toronto rapper didn’t talk much about his romantic life which has always been under scrutiny, thanks to his love for women with big booty. Over the past few years, he has been linked to a number of women besides Rihanna, including some well known strippers like Malia Michel. Earlier this year, he was also linked to Jennifer Lopez but that seems like it wasn’t a serious romance.

Drake is featured in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter and in is spread he spoke about his retirement (one day). Drizzy also has his eyes set on Hollywood starting with a producing gig for Top Boy which will be reboot on Netflix next year. The rapper is also teaming up with Anonymous Content to produced a TV series. Anonymous Content is the production company behind Spotlight and Mr. Robot.

Despite his venture into the movie and TV business, Drake says he still has passion for making music and why wouldn’t he because because he is good at it. “I’m sure I’ll stop [making music] one day,” Drake said in the interview with THR. “When it starts to feel like I’m making it up. Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding — to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.”

Watch a short clip from the interview below.

Shenseea and Her Son Featured In New Commercial


Shenseea has been having a phenomenal year in dancehall and it’s only getting better for the fast rising female deejay.

Aside from scoring a number of hits for herself this year, Shenseaa also snatched up a few corporate endorsement deals for herself including deals from Pepsi and now FLOW. She is featured in a new holiday ad for FLOW with her 2-year-old son, Rajeiro. The advertisement features the dancehall deejay, real name Chinsea Lee, hanging with her family while juggling her her own personal business which includes recording a song using her phone.

“This one is very special to me for two reasons first, because it is the first time I am appearing onscreen with my heartbeat, my darling son, Rajeiro, and also because I love the Christmas season, and I was happy to get an opportunity to show off my talent in another kind of way,” Shenseea said.

FLOW VP of marketing, Carlo Redwood, said the company wanted to show off the more family oriented side of Shenseea, a side of her that fans haven’t really seen before. The Christmas advertisement is currently being run on local TV stations.

Blac Chyna Sues Entire Kardashian Clan For Canceled TV Show


Blac Chyna is suing the entire Kardashian clan for canceling her TV show with Rob Kardashian “Rob & Chyna.”

The second season of the show was set to air on E! network, but it’s not happening, according to a TMZ report. This feud between Chyna and the Kardashians is far from over. The celebrity socialite is suing the family for allegedly using their influence over the E! network to have her show booted. Sources inside the network are calling her claims bogus and pointed to a number of issues with her show including their inability to film because she refused to be in the same room as Rob.

Back in July, Blac Chyna got out a restraining order against Rob Kardashian claiming that her baby daddy physically abused her. The network insider also claimed that E! was unhappy about the ratings for the first season of the show and that forms part of the reason for the cancellation. Chyna is also suing Rob for allegedly snatching her phone and knocking her to the ground in a rage. She also claimed that he once tore down a bedroom door to get to her and even threatened to kill himself on multiple occasions.

Blac Chyna presented a number of text message evidence to support her story including messages where Rob Kardashian repeatedly told her that he would kill himself. “I will kill myself just to show U how serious I was about u and all this,” one of the messages read. In his defense, Rob Kardashian accuses Blac Chyna of cheating on him with multiple men including her baby daddy Tyga. Back in July, he stunned everyone when he leaked a number of nude photos and videos of Chyna on Instagram while exposing the men she has been cheating on him with. We will be watching closely to see how far her lawsuit against the Kardashians goes.

Sam Hunt – I’m Down Lyrics

We can drag a little time
You can spend some of my money maybe waste a little wine
We could go to the beach
We could watch TV
We could write our names on the bridge or just listen to the radio
Breakin’ to that old hotel
We can get a kickback ourselves
We can call the whole damn crew
It really don’t matter whatever you wanna do

I’m down
If you wanna head back to town
If you wanna just drive aro-o-ound
If you wanna get flirty
If you wanna talk dirty
I’m down
If you wanna come a little unwind
Whenever you just wanna hang o-o-out
Wherever you’re up for
Baby girl, I’m down

50 Cent Trying To Get Gerard Butler On “Power”


50 Cent wants to get a big name Hollywood actor on his hit TV show “Power.”

If 50 Cent had his way then Gerard Butler will be on the next season of STARZ series “Power.” Fiddy posted a clip on Instagram on Wednesday night of a clip from an interview with Butler discussing his upcoming film Geostorm. The respected actor joked about not getting an invitation from 50 Cent to be on his hit TV show. “Slow down man,slow down. I’m trying to wait till I got enough money to get @GerardButler on POWER. you jumping the gun fool. Now let me see how I can do this sh*t. smh Damn!! LOL,” the rapper wrote.

“Well he should try and get me on Power, you know I need to be wined and dined baby,” the actor said. Both 50 Cent and Butler are currently working on a new movie name Identity Thief. The Geostorm actor added that 50 Cent is a great guy who did him a lot of favors while they were filming their new movie. “He’s a great guy,” Butler added. “He did me a couple of favors on that movie, it was so incredible.”

Slow down man,slow down. I'm trying to wait till I got enough money to get @GerardButler on POWER. you jumping the gun fool. Now let me see how I can do this shit. ????smh Damn!! LOL

A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:47am PDT

John Legend – Penthouse Floor (feat. Chance The Rapper)

[Verse 1: John Legend]
All this trouble in this here town
All this shit going down
When will they focus, on this
Streets ride up with the TV crews
Look ma, we on the news
But they didn’t notice
Before this
They float above the city lights
Forget the truth inhale the lies
Just enjoy the show
They see us reaching for the sky
Just ignore the [?] survive

[Chorus: John Legend]
Maybe we should go
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Let’s ride the elevator, they can’t keep us out no more
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Penthouse floor

[Verse 2: John Legend]
All that bubbly all that wine
Oh man look at the times
Didn’t they notice, notice
Only future I can see, ain’t what it used to be
And I didn’t know this, I didn’t know this
Once you’re above the city lights
Won’t want to spend another night, down there on your own
The holding on is made for us
The altitude is dangerous, but we ain’t going home

[Chorus: John Legend]
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Let’s ride the elevator, it’s what we’ve been waiting for
Can’t keep us out no more (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

[Verse 3: Chance The Rapper]
I heard this old joke once, it was like, uh
Knock knock, who’s there, it’s us, us who?
Just us, who dis? Just playin’
Just me, new phone, new hair, new era
I’m in the penthouse, baby
Handpicked from bad apples and bad eggs
Held back, I had to grab crab legs
And then there were only but a few
Conversations held with patience, what a party, what a view
What a dress, what a song
What a beautiful time
My folks downstairs still waiting in line
They never been in these rooms
Never stayed with these folks
Never laughed at the news, never hated these jokes
So as I fly in my suit, in a group, undercover
Forcing a new smile, he tells me another
He said "What happened to the boy that climbed up the trunk?"
Then he pushed me off the top and said "Jump, nigga jump!"

[Bridge: John Legend]
Oh don’t bring me down I need a room in the clouds
I wanna get there babe, I wanna elevate
Oh my favourite mix
A little ignorance and bliss
In the penthouse babe, go to the penthouse

[Chorus: John Legend]
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Go to the penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Let’s ride the elevator, it’s what we’ve been waiting for
We’ll tear down those penthouse doors (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Those penthouse doors
We’ll tear down the penthouse doors (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
Baby, I’m in the penthouse floor
Baby, let’s ride the elevator
Til we can rise some more
Go to the penthouse floor, penthouse floor (let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)