January 1

by Zi

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released January 1, 2013

Produced by Allrounda (2), Bravestarr (3), Jean Cortes (1), Real Talk (4)

Written by Zi
Mixed and mastered by Pierre "Pierrot" Clément assisted by KV at Hevak Records
Artwork by Sept&Demi (axel.septetdemi@gmail.com)

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Track Name: The Last Letter
Born in 86 in the 78
What's my name 25 letters after A
25 minutes with my eyes closed I meditate
Grinding 52 weeks without a holiday
150 miles an hour on the A4
I like your style mother fucker but it ain't yours
At 3:30 left the crib that's beneath the 8th floor
3 cheese burgers and a coffee's what I paid for
2 many wanna be's 2 2 many wanna be's man for real
You're faded and faker than 7 dollar bills
I'm Barack Obama you're a fly flat on the floor
Rapper's are like prison walls in the 70's thinking they got Assata Shakur
Tchika tchika rewind
This line is so hot I should've said it 3 times
Spot me BBQ 501 black sweater
You're now listening to track 7

Check your watch check the sun or check your cuckoo clock
The time is mine I think I proved it when this doodoo dropped
French mother fucker shout out to the 225
I got this shit together put the Tutsis on the Hutus' side
See Zi be making Zi be making sense like a lot of coins
Boom haha you never know that's the point
We're making music over here y'all making noise
Now let me see y'all bounce like doink
A God on the mic the way I take a rapper's life
Yeah that's what happens when you come with half the appetite
You gon' leave the game bloody like hooligan
Listen I'm trying to make smart cool again
I'm making love to this you're hearing f sounds like "gh"
The beat is fire make you get down like 38
This goes hard I swear
Harder than trying to find a drug dealer with wrinkles and grey hair

It's the last letter man the last letter man
It's the last letter man the last letter man
It's the last letter man the last letter man
100 miles ahead of you but keep on peddling
It's the last letter man the last letter man
It's the last letter man the last letter man
It's the last letter man the last letter man
100 miles ahead of you but keep on peddling
Track Name: Save You
This world's been everything to you but fair
Daddy left you Mama never really been there
14 on the streets 'cause nobody really cares
You're running but you ain't really going anywhere
They won't hear you scream 'cause they didn't plan to listen
Life is a blessing turned into a curse by the things you gotta live with
Victim of something that no one should ever even witness
Cussing out the world and asking why punching in the wall
Sometimes you can't hold it and you cry but only in the dark
You've turned your phone off knowing they would call
'Cause friends don't matter when you're lonely in your heart
Can't stand the pain trying to make it disappear
Numbing your brain drinking liquor mixed with tears
And only thing worse than the pain is the fear
Fear that you ain't promised better years

I wish I could save you
Wish I could save you
Promise better days no the world doesn't hate you
I know you ain't happy and it breaks my heart
Just know you got my shoulder if it gets too hard
I wish I could save you
Wish I could save you
Promise better days no the world doesn't hate you
I know you ain't happy and it breaks my heart
Just know you got my shoulder if it gets too hard

You've been through so much and your life's still shitty
Can't seem to get a break scream to God just kill me
You're 'bout to go insane and you feel so filthy
But they ignore your pain so they won't feel guilty
And then they wonder why they start to lose you
It's uncomfortable let's just ignore that he abused you
Thinking you'll just go back to what you're used to
But hope starts to die when you start having more past than future
You've set your alarm clock but it's the worries that woke you up
And every time you fuck you're feeling dirty can't stand the touch
The paradox is that you strong enough to not hold a grudge
But weak enough to still wanna pull the plug
You know the issue's deep when you start to think
That a bullet to your head is the only thing that can make you feel at peace

I wish I could save you
Wish I could save you
Promise better days no the world doesn't hate you
I know you ain't happy and it breaks my heart
Just know you got my shoulder if it gets too hard
I wish I could save you
Wish I could save you
Promise better days no the world doesn't hate you
I know you ain't happy and it breaks my heart
Just know you got my shoulder if it gets too hard

I wish I could make you see the world in a better light
I wish I could promise and confirm you gon' be alright
I wish I could tell it's not a curse you just paid the price
You'll get what you deserve live a better life
I wish had the keys to open up that door
I wish I had the words I wish I had the cure
I wish I could make you feel no regret and no remorse
Say better days are coming I can say for sure
But I'm only human forced to watch you die helpless
I don't even know if I could deal with all the shit you dealt with
But I'ma try to be here for you just to prove you that this world is not selfish
See I'ma try my best but try to listen
If I can give you an just ounce of optimism
Your worries could become this small
If you think about the fact you made it this far

I wish I could save you
Wish I could save you
Promise better days no the world doesn't hate you
I know you ain't happy and it breaks my heart
Just know you got my shoulder if it gets too hard
I wish I could save you
Wish I could save you
Promise better days no the world doesn't hate you
I know you ain't happy and it breaks my heart
Just know you got my shoulder if it gets too hard
Track Name: The Cost of My Ambition
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
Everything I lost was the cost of my ambition
Hard work and dedication's what I have
But it cost a lot to make it and they never tell you that
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
Everything I lost was the cost of my ambition
Hard work and dedication's what I have
But it cost a lot to make it and they never tell you that
The cost of my ambition

Determined focused
Hurt and hopping
Time will come and the doors will open
Trusting God and it keeps me going
Doubt yourself and your dreams get stolen
See time goes by
Pushing for too long I gotta rise
Got no other choice it's ride or die
Staying on my grind 'till the bottles pop
247 365
Working so hard don't sleep a lot
Got a slim chance but I need to try
Y'all don't get it but this means a lot
No regrets and peace of mind
Can't neglect what I feel but I
Wonder if I see the signs
Live the truth or believe a lie
Need to know cut the crap
Promises got enough of that
There's a cost and that's a fact
I know this shit but how much is that
It's a dirty game
Where's your chips gotta pay play
Hope's a bitch 'cause it makes you stay
Love tomorrow 'cause we hate today

The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
Everything I lost was the cost of my ambition
Hard work and dedication's what I have
But it cost a lot to make it and they never tell you that
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
Everything I lost was the cost of my ambition
Hard work and dedication's what I have
But it cost a lot to make it and they never tell you that
The cost of my ambition

I wake up think about it
All day long I think about it
Go to bed I think about it
In my sleep I dream about it
Would be running but the road is crowded
Could be cheating but I won't allow it
Stop this man man the world ain't ours
Wouldn't be fun if we all had power
Fist clenched I'm kicking dirt
Good at this but what's it worth
Better win or shit gon' hurt
A waste of time if shit don't work
Friends and family are concerned
All this shit is just absurd
What if you don't get your turn
That's just life you live you learn
You stress you doubt it's a lot of this shit to handle
Always a risk definition of a gamble
Don't ask shit if you ain't ready for the answer
If I gotta lead I'll be leading by example
And I could flee the battlefield but I ain't no coward
Sharping my sword done for hours
Quit talking 'bout it be about it
See all I eat is bags of rice
Nothing left to sacrifice
Everything must have a price
But how long must I have to fight
Say it twice
All I eat is bags of rice
Nothing left to sacrifice
Everything must have a price
But how long must I have to fight

The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
Everything I lost was the cost of my ambition
Hard work and dedication's what I have
But it cost a lot to make it and they never tell you that
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
The cost of my ambition
Everything I lost was the cost of my ambition
Hard work and dedication's what I have
But it cost a lot to make it and they never tell you that
The cost of my ambition
Track Name: A Moment To Myself
Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything
Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything

I'm in a fuck the world mood
Not enough space in my place wishing for a third room
Get away get away I feel the urge to
Tired of hearing stuff like if I were you
So I hop in my car and turn the music off
Drive around the city 'til I find a place to park
Push my seat back and stare at the stars
Sitting here enjoying doing nothing at all
Gotta get away from the stress
Tired of feeling tensed and oppressed
I need some time yeah a minute just to catch my breath
To clear my mind and get these thoughts out my head
See some would need some weed some weed and a lighter
I just need some peace some calm and some silence
See I ain't trying start no riot
I just wanna go to a place real quiet

Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything
Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything

I ain't down or depressed look at me I look fine
Still
I could spend the day at the crib and wouldn't mind
Looking out the window sipping on some good wine
Fuck a party I don't wanna have to dress up to have a good time
Don't wanna see my friends don't wanna see my girl
Don't wanna see nobody I don't wanna be disturbed
I just wanna chill and take a break from the world
Matter fact I might call sick and not go to work
'Cause sometimes you need to spend a minute with myself
And you should try walking out the door without your cell
Try to chill for a minute man it's good for health
I got a lot of things to do today but oh well
Gonna kick my feet up and relax
I'm gonna kick my feet up and relax

Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything
Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything

I just wanna be in my zone
I just wanna be in my zone
I just wanna be in my zone
I just wanna be left alone

I just need a moment to myself
A moment to myself
A moment to myself and nothing else
I just need a moment to myself
A moment to myself
A moment to myself and nothing else
I just need a moment to myself
A moment to myself
A moment to myself and nothing else
I just need a moment to myself
A moment to myself
A moment to myself and nothing else

Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything
Laid back laid back sipping my drink
I don't wanna party I don't even wanna speak
A moment to myself is what I really need
See all I wanna do is not do anything

Laid back laid back
Laid back laid back
Track Name: Wake Up Remix (Nemir feat Alpha Wann) (Bonus Track)
Who the fuck is this
Zi The Warrior remember this
Dropping a few bars to put a watch on your wrist
Nobody cares about you matter fact you don't exist
You ain't really here/hair you're something like a wig
If you don't get it just forget it
I'm unstoppable like 3 people speaking on religion
They got a lot of contacts but no vision
Cheap raps/wraps and less presence/presents than a broke family's Christmas
I'm a terrorist to fake rappers call the Federal
Bureau of Investigation just to let 'em know
And your rap is putting comedians out of work 'cause they can't find no better joke
Picture me rolling
AC broken rolling with the windows open
Competition keeps hoping
Paris is my city that's the mother fucking slogan
That's the slogan
That's the slogan an
That's the slogan
That's the slogan an
It goes 1 to the 1 to the 2 to the 3
Why would I wake up when I can do this in my sleep