July 1

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released July 1, 2012

Produced by Artixx (2,4), Jordan Reed (3), Zane (1)

Written by Zi
Mixed and mastered by Pierre Clément
Artwork by Sept&Demi (axel.septetdemi@gmail.com)

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Track Name: Music Makes Me
March 24th I just turned 25
A little tired but I'm feeling blessed to be alive
I put my heart in this music mother fuckers don't realize
See one time I sang a song in the studio and almost cried
Didn't have the balls to release it but I swear to God
I'm not the type of rapper who sing it but don't live it
And maybe you don't like it but you can't tell me that you don't feel it
This got me thinking 'bout all the pain and anger microphones witness
With all the dust biting and the fucking with the wrong bitches
So I may not be that prolific
But every one of my songs are a stories with pictures feelings and everything that goes with it
And everybody claims to be so different
But all I hear is empty words on a hot beat no purpose no mission

The passion is deep and these words are real see
I take my time wanna make sure that you feel me
And if I can't do this anymore just kill me
I just hope that by then I'll have a lil' me
The passion is deep and these words are real see
I take my time wanna make sure that you feel me
And if I can't do this anymore just kill me
I just hope that by then I'll have a lil' me

It sucks feeling fucked when you're stuck in traffic on a highway
See all I do is peddle I'm a rebel wanna make it my way
But Lord knows it's not an easy thing
We spend so much time trying to make it through the day
How can we build a better future
Feeling like gorillas in a Mini Cooper
And frustration is a feeling that you never get used to
Everyday's a battle better be a good trooper
If ambition was a drug I'd be a drug addict
Too much in my system fall get up and I'm back at it
I can't accept defeat call it a bad habit
But still I won't cheat too afraid of backlashes
Unable to provide do you know how this feels
'Cause see nobody wants to be the fifth wheel
Try to stop me you'll join the dead bugs on my windshield

The passion is deep and these words are real see
I take my time wanna make sure that you feel me
And if I can't do this anymore just kill me
I just hope that by then I'll have a lil' me
The passion is deep and these words are real see
I take my time wanna make sure that you feel me
And if I can't do this anymore just kill me
I just hope that by then I'll have a lil' me

We use to record on cassettes in the basement
And talk about how we gon' blow up and make a statement
A head full of dreams you should've seen our faces
See music made me more than I will ever make it
Almost dropped out of school over that shit
Thank God I wasn't a fool even back then
'Cause if you got the skills but not the tools man you ain't shit
You gotta know how to move plus you're only good as your last hit
Fast forward to today a lot of people gave up
Lost along the way and dropped the pen and paper
Some blamed it on the game and became haters
For you I will pray and hope to see you later
Others got older settled down and had kids
Telling me
I gotta a family to feed I got no time for this rap shit

The passion is deep and these words are real see
I take my time wanna make sure that you feel me
And if I can't do this anymore just kill me
I just hope that by then I'll have a lil' me
The passion is deep and these words are real see
I take my time wanna make sure that you feel me
And if I can't do this anymore just kill me
I just hope that by then I'll have a lil' me
Track Name: How Long
Soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
I got soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
Soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
I got soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long

I've been working I've been working I've been working but when will it start to pay
I try to stay optimistic but it's hard to say
I'm in that train taking me home
Watching this plane taking them far away
Imagining and wishing I could take their place
See time is like this chick I will never make mine
And life is like my girl beautiful and tough at the same time
This world will have Cupid committing a hate crime
And people acting shady 'cause everybody wants to shine
You're the bomb but some are keeping you from blowing up
I got a good a memory but life is too short to hold a grudge
When we were kids we didn't regret shit 'cause we weren't even old enough
And now I look around and all my friends' kids are growing up
The mic in my hand and if you hold me down for you I'll hold it up

Soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
I got soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
Soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
I got soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long

I'm like a slave without the whipping 'cause the work ain't paying
I'm like a beggar to this life and future brings no change
I'm like a player that keeps losing but this ain't no game
I'm like Missy Elliott 'cause I can't stand the rain
You see the sweat on my face
Well I expect this to pay
But I've been waiting I've been waiting now I'm starting to question my faith
What would the Messenger say
I'm just a regular man
And I've been taking I've been taking now I'm starting to question my strength
See is my mind strong enough for all the shit I got on it
I wonder as I show and prove how bad I want it
Thanks to my soldiers making sure my vision's not lonely
And even though we don't talk as much you're still my homie
Was in the shower thinking how long am I supposed to go through this
And then I thought maybe long enough so I won't forget

Soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
I got soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
Soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
I got soldiers to count on and shoulders to cry on
And I can sit around and wait but for how long
Track Name: Free
If I had one wish I'd wish to fly like a bird
This is universal I'ma try not to curse
You see I love my life to die I got no urge
But if I had to live like a slave I'd be dead before my birth
'Cause I'ma follow my heart in everything I do and that's my word
I got a job but no boss 'cause God is who I serve
I wish to be rich and wish to be heard
But out of everything freedom is my diamonds and pearls
Just had my homie on the phone asked him how he been
He told me nothing much eating sleeping lifting weights in the gym
Please Mr judge send him home it wasn't that big of a sin
Locked up and now up to his fourth Christmas in the pen
You go from making money not counting what you spend
To being thrown in a hole and now you count your friends

This one is for Tunisia 'cause my people's who I write for
See it's never given freedom is a thing you gotta fight for
We all got the key we just gotta find the right the door
I like pessimism like Cupid likes war
It ain't easy for us I know
But you gotta use what you got to get what you want
See being broke is like having your hands tied together
I know I live it everyday I'm half a man without cheddar
But if I fight hard enough today tomorrow gotta be better
And like my homie say if you ain't got money then you gotta be clever
See if I had one wish I'd wish to fly like a bird escape the struggle see
We'd love to be the dream is to live life trouble free
But since it ain't possible we focus on some other needs
See freedom is a feeling really not a fact
'Cause you can be free and feel trapped

Now everybody put your blunts in the air
Smoke it like you just don't care
Smoke it though the cop's right there
Say fuck the law 'cause the system ain't fair
I said everybody put your blunts in the air
Smoke it like you just don't care
Smoke it though the cop's right there
Say fuck the law 'cause the system ain't fair
Track Name: Right One Wrong Time
Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time
Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time

We can kick it in the morning or kick it in the evening
Middle of the night when she's having trouble sleeping
Fuck it I can show up at her crib without a reason
And if we had kids they's be West Indian American Tunsian
A hell of a mix plus her looks are not deceiving
She ain't a bitch she's a woman and a leader
That's what I love about her you don't wanna get her heated
She's one of a kind I swear to God I never cheated
I feel proud when I hit it always a pleasure to please her
She's around every time and anytime I need her
She brings the best out of me and when I'm with her I'm so peaceful
The way I talk about her you should wanna meet her
She ain't a burden working on her grind
She's worth it she's a dime
She's perfect in my eyes
But one thing that ain't perfect is the time

Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time
Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time

I know she thinks about it even though she ain't asking
Wondering if I'm the man that can love her with passion
And God knows I'm able but the fact is
I'm on my grind and need some time to make shit happen
A part of me is telling me I should just be sticking to the fucking plan
Water my seed and make at least a couple hundred grand
But love is a gamble no one really has the upper hand
And I don't wanna fuck around and lose her to another man
It's a tight situation I just gotta face it
She may tolerate it but eventually get tired of waiting
'Cause even if she never runs out of love she can easily run out of patience
See life ain't shit without love it's no fun
And I believe we only live once only 'cause we only love once

Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time
Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time

She's my best friend no doubt
She really is no doubt
We fuck sleep eat and then go out
And naturally's how everything goes down
She makes feel at peace and only she knows how
She's my best friend no doubt
She really is no doubt
We fuck sleep eat and then go out
And naturally's how everything goes down
She makes feel at peace and only she knows how

See they say when a woman finds the right man that means it's the right time
And when it's the right time a man will find the right woman
So I guess that's what love is all about yo
To find the right person at the right time

See baby baby you belong in my life right now
But I got a lot of things going on in my life right now
You should be held in my arms and my wife right now
If I didn't have these things going on in my life right now
Yo baby baby you belong in my life right now
But I got a lot of things going on in my life right now
You should be held in my arms and my wife right now
If I didn't have these things going on in my life right now

Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time
Right one at the wrong time
Found the right one but at the wrong time
Why I had to find the right one at the wrong time
She could be my wife but it's not the right time

She's my best friend no doubt
She really is no doubt
We fuck sleep eat and then go out
And naturally's how everything goes down
She makes feel at peace and only she knows how
She's my best friend no doubt
She really is no doubt
We fuck sleep eat and then go out
And naturally's how everything goes down
She makes feel at peace and only she knows how