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For The FKN Love

by Arrested Development

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    There isn’t a sound, a style, or marque that can match the caliber of the iconic, legendary Hip Hop group Arrested Development, so it only makes sense that devoted fans across the globe are in craze listening to the new album ‘For The FKN Love.’ This is the first album the group collaborated with equally scaled artists making this their best release to date. The star-studded cast includes Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Monie Love, Fatman Scoop, Freddie Foxxx, The Sugar Hill Gang, KXNG Crooked, G. Love, Tony Momrelle, and that’s only naming a few!

    The album even features Weekly Rap God’s very own Tap Da Mic cohost Twan Mack and other vetted artists such as Dell-P, Lish, Ke’andra, 4ize, Twisted Royalty, Cleveland P. Jones, MRK SX & Janah. The 17-track album is executively produced by front-man Speech and British boom-bap wiz Configa.

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1.
Yes Always Can we do it? We shalll Do it! Uh uh uh Yeah Ohhhh yeah Uh uh uh uh uh uh Yeah Ohhhh Chorus When the hard stuff comes will I rise up can I handle it? Yes is always my answer When the hard stuff comes will I rise up can I handle it? Yes is always my answer I am prepared I am ready all my work has been for the day now Whatever before me, it don’t scare me all my work has been for this day now I am prepared I am ready all my work has been for the day now Whatever before me, it don’t scare me all my work has been for this day now Speech Welcome back new track Sweat hogs horhsack Black Rob bringing it back woah Too late to be a new cat Not a runner up that’s up to bat The fun is whatever we be at so Whoa And whenever they try and write you off Show you gates Microsoft Scoff it off no type of loss They don’t know the concrete that you’ve risen from A Shawshank type prison run Ahnk praise and pyramid Sun woah Shadrach, Meshack, Abendego and Daniel Throw me in a fiery furnace - still I can handle Chain gang swing low Sam Cooke not Sambo Cuz I roll with soldiers Pick up the steel put the serpent under my heel not mattering how I feel Mind over matter and sheer will ‘Take up my cross daily Who can hang with my skills? Ready for the reign (rain) like Noah When the hard stuff comes will I rise up can I handle it? Yes is always my answer When the hard stuff comes will I rise up can I handle it? Yes is always my answer I am prepared I am ready all my work has been for the day now Whatever before me, it don’t scare me all my work has been for this day now Bring on the worst, my thirst is like a poor man That’s never been reimbursed hey give me my money man! Opposite of Muslim, BRING HOME THE BACON I’m not Pixar, you are mistaken that I’m taking shorts The long route, I’m all out til I get a Boxster Porshe With a drop top like I got before Relentless redemption hard to the core Our core base is hard and raw yeah I’m thinking you all I’m not just saying it, I dedicated a whole song (you’ll hear it) Ladies and gentlemen that’s buy spirit’ a rebel with a cause loud and clear its Endurance for future generations of children Its our insurance Like we was drug dealers here’s the purest Conscious hip hip maybe not for tourist Its for the native With native tongues Who knows the latest of what AD has brung The newcomers and of course the veterans 21 gun salute! When the hard stuff comes will I rise up can I handle it? Yes is always my answer When the hard stuff comes will I rise up can I handle it? Yes is always my answer I am prepared I am ready all my work has been for the day now Whatever before me, it don’t scare me all my work has been for this day now I am prepared I am ready all my work has been for the day now Whatever before me, it don’t scare me all my work has been for this day now Dee-1 Dee-1 used to listen to Speech tapes since I was just a peep squake I mean I pip squeak that’s what happens when my lips speak A quick blink will make you lose you destiny so stay awake And when I make mistakes I hope that you don’t think n less of me Progression be draining but adolescence be the recipe Their energy especially inspires and refreshes me I hear some people hate me but honestly it perplexes me This for everyone out there that’s second guess’d me GOD never quit on me in fact he rescued me Despite my flaws and short comings he blessed’d me We God’s children but the worlds made of sinners Picture Goliath falling like the World Trade Center Yeah We all winners we all got some David in us But as beginners we grew up on those TV dinners So we ready for whatever test the devil send us Cuz we’re tapped into the greatness that lies within us!
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I’m used to building things up from the bottom Used to be nothing there now there’s something Grabbing all the scarps that’s from the garbage Make a masterpiece all the people wanting I started from the Mil Down the hill from a land filll had skill to stand on yet at a stand still Funky like the band Mandrill Underground always busy like an ant hill Couldn’t wait to be on the case like an Anvil Til the rejection letters messing with my head like an Advil I wasn’t the one with a six pack and tattoos But I still wanted to live my fantasy like Tattoo Always hollering about the planes the planes that my art could get me to So no relaxing or laid back attitude more like Murder everyone that’s in the way push on through Relocate to GA ATL relay I want to start a craze and we slay every track that we play I was primarily an MC I need a dj, then I’m really on the way..Ok I’m used to building things up from the bottom Used to be nothing there now there’s something Grabbing all the scarps that’s from the garbage Make a masterpiece all the people wanting La la la la la la la la la la la
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These 52 year olds bones I hear creeks without water flows Hip hop pro but will never know songs my 23 year old daughter knows She's plays artists I dig i ask who is that kid? Her answers are in audible Lil dis and dat named after mobs and gats Mumble raps, beats are trap & every week there’s an all new batch So I just relax and let HER do HER Cuz I prefer to defer to Black Girl Magic Plus all the things me and my queen put into her Lifes a blur I remember when she was young all the lessons That did occur, Teach her bout her BEES & BIRDS STREETS and CURBS And dreams DEFERRED Langston Hughes & Miriam Makeba Angela Davis - Facts That combat the narrative that We’re doomed as Blacks and nothing can save us Freedom fighting is the proper behavior. I tell her… Chorus You’re black queen and you’re not bitch and nah nah You are not vixen nah nah You are not a trick bitch nah nah Election quick fix nah nah Americas never had your back no no no You’re not trap queen nah nah A Stripper lap dance queen nah nah White boy fetish dream nah nah Melanated Black QUEEN high esteem yeah yeah Americas never had your back no no no No no no no no Americas never had your back no no no No no no no no Americas never had your back no no no No no no no no Americas never had your back no no no No no no no no Americas never had your back no no no Stop this bull ish Get off your pulpit You’ve been a pit bull to Black women The fullness Of what you did in the slave shacks back in the wilderness Having your way with women little girls childrenless Breaking in entry Centuries of souls thrown in manure pits Then pitted your light kids against The darker kids Now were conditioned to keeping sparking this Hating our own women Intimacy divisions And indecision’s Relational confusion Materialistic dilutions And all this cuz of your Intrusions No wonder we came to conclusions Blacks lives don’t matter Murder of Breonna Taylor Black blood that splatters America constantly failing Give reparations Give a separate nation No more diversity talk It’s Black situation And stop degrading our girls on your TV stations Americas never had your back But they love to have your backside They’re infatuated with that Your full lips - your melanin darkness On them - they display On You - they dismiss And ll of this sadness could easily be reversed If Black queens were treated as Gods packages America has never had your back But they would love to have your backside they infatuated with that, they loving ya full lips Ya melanin darkness On THEM they display it On YOU they dismiss And all of this madness, sadness Could easily be reversed If the black queen was seen as Gods package Chorus You’re black queen and you’re not bitch and nah nah You are not vixen nah nah You are not a trick bitch nah nah Election quick fix nah nah Americas never had your back no no no You’re not trap queen nah nah A Stripper lap dance queen nah nah White boy fetish dream nah nah Melanated Black QUEEN high esteem yeah yeah Americas never had your back no no no
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Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Those arms those hands Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Those arms those hands Hands high We keep climbing like we’re King Kong No, this aint a song baby this is an anthem Everybody sing a long hands in the air Swing um swing um swing um Yo I’m not dead yet I’m alive The purpose for me is high Like the clouds in the sky Its the Abstract not q-tip but the things that I want for my life That sometimes don’t match up with reality I strive Four more months have gone by Pandemic is still alive No gigs are in sight Honey is on me - money is tight Right right Right But im feeling sorta nice and its great Cuz the demons directed fans to take another take At this collective ironically named arrested development People needing that connection Who knows if you flows are those flows that those rows of rap fans are expecting Black white asian or latin In this rapture of course what were doing is way more than rapping We are projecting energies and perception Perception determines actions and actions determine everything in the future that will happen so We keep climbing like we’re King Kong No, this aint a song baby this is an anthem Everybody sing a long hands in the air Swing um swing um swing um Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Those arms those hands Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Take your arms and your hands Those arms those hands Swing Um to the back Swing Um to the front Swing Um to the left Swing Um to the right Swing Um all night Swing Um all night Swing Um to the left Swing Um Possibilities are limitless, Shoutout to Speech for sending this, My gift to y’all I give my all, time to reap the benefits, Hip Hop will never die it’s vital we continue this, They say that I’m a sign of relief just like the stimulus, Might not gift my drift but I’m sure you will eventually, I was born to perform, more than just a trend to me, Country under stress hard times absorb our energy, A must we connect gotta rise and reform the industry, It’s urgent bout to be a shift and I’m determined, To carry on tradition listen it’s time for learning, Been on my grind for certain so the homage is deserving, Pros with the bars going off like J Erving In the early 80’s, Rather superb savage with words,  Fighting the good fight Hagler and Hearns It gotta be done, One of the greats they stamp me as one, So embrace this celebration raise your hands and swing um, uh!!!!!!! We keep climbing like we’re King Kong No, this aint a song baby this is an anthem Everybody sing a long hands in the air Swing um swing um swing um Swing Um Swing Um Swing Um Swing Um Hands high Swing Um like a bat Swing Um like an axe Swing Um like a bat Swing Um like an axe Go right to left left right Go right to left left right Go right to left left right Go right to left left right
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Yo this is Fareedah from Arrested Development and right now you’re in the midst of a celebration. A celebration of life death and the struggles of our ancestors! Alright Alright Thank you There is reasons why this moments the way it is yeah There’s some people around me that kept it positive yeah Im in a happy place And baby there is so much thanks to go around and I thank you here and now whoa Break out the bottles, break out the champagnes glasses break out the pretty models Let your hair down let them evening gowns get looser now Pour anotherone we about to have some more southern fun the grandmothers and sons about to the the wobble everybody follow Cuban cigars for the men by the bar No covid we rolling our clothings like the stars Balling like Serena and Venus A few haters made it inside the arena but the space in between us is like Venus and mars Bring out the cleanest cars We ain’t going no where they’re to show where we’re from Don’t mean you have to succumb to it to get legitimately where you are superior Notorious Glorious illustrious Yes, without getting mushy I must be Thankful for how you all touched me Whew Thank you There is reasons why this moments the way it is yeah There’s some people around me that kept it positive yeah Im in a happy place And baby there is so much thanks to go around and I thank you here and now whoa Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Ohhhh Thanks to my moms and pops for being on the watch Too many friends don’t have em both one on the lock for selling what now sell on major city blocks hey government why not grant clemency? to these non violent kings so they can have a reentry and join celebrations with their families Thanks for doing that remember it was always wrong, sentences way too long racists and affecting Blacks Thanks to good music from great artists your art got me through some of my hardest times rhymes and beats your heat made feet move and hearts soothe and at its best spoke truth the power in our darkest hours kudos to those political prisoners, you’re my heroes activists with raised fists the she-roes and everyday people just doing what they should do - turning water to wine inclined to bring us good news thank you! There is reasons why this moments the way it is yeah There’s some people around me that kept it positive yeah Im in a happy place And baby there is so much thanks to go around and I thank you here and now whoa Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Ohhhh
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Bout It (23 years old) Yeah Pretty - I’m curious The Horn of Eritrea Born to the Mysterious You have got experience I Rome like Tiberius Ya Back side hitting with the curves Ya Back side lit me with them curves LOL, lady you hurt me bae My god your absolutely breath-taking I wasn’t ready - I wasn’t ready Yo Thank you thank you The cheetah in me’s bugging So I speed over stealth Ankara Jacket with a hoodie Absolutely unbelievable undeniable Perfection on perfection Single unjustifiable If I steal you from this vibe here am I liable? Cuz Ooo you killed it killed it killed it Lawless with your stunning hot Realness realness Not mistaking ratchetness with Real & Authentic Don’t be salty like a barracuda Yes Lord Keep it peaceful like a baby Buddha Yes Lord He turned the gangsta music down just to look at you He turned the gangsta music down just to look at you Alright sexy mama Alright sexy mama Whatever they say They cannot the beauty Whatever they say They cannot the beauty Its the pretty face for me yes it is yes it is Its the pretty face for me Ohh child What do you say? Uh What do you say? Yeah I’m bout it bout it And I can tell by the way you move it you know your body well 10,000 hours of mirror time such an avid party girl And I don't drink but you do and I got a tab at the bar tonight There's no way you be outta mind cuz u're never Outta sight Not an ounce of fright Imma be Richie from Harlem nights You're my sunshine - my only Sunshine Until tonight And if it was up to me - you'd be on the tour like an I-3 You be Rita, I and I would have some other side pieces Mind you I am 23 I got too much Nigerian Fela Kuti in me let's make some beautiful babies to Afro beat Africa 70, build a shrine you and the band and I Get rid of demons like Haman be promoted Like Mordecai Hey you are more than fly Yo I am more than high We are immortal for a moment Then we are born to die Hey this is such a vibe Hey this is such a ride We are having such a good time Don’t be salty like a barracuda Yes Lord Keep it peaceful like a baby Buddha Yes Lord He turned the gangsta music down just to look at you He turned the gangsta music down just to look at you Alright sexy mama Alright sexy mama Whatever they say They cannot the beauty Whatever they say They cannot the beauty Its the pretty face for me yes it is yes it is Its the pretty face for me Ohh child What do you say? Uh What do you say? Yeah I’m bout it bout it Beauty and curves I’ma 23 year old horny toad A perv Maybe lower case though My only perversion is a Sorta serious girl Back home - way over 8 thousand miles away Call it nice energy Im going crazy I don’t know In and out of cities A different stage Another mind-blow Cute backsides Who am I to deny truth? Its raining outside So Wanna get inside of you Salty like a barracuda Yes Lord Keep it peaceful like a baby Buddha Yes Lord He turned the gangsta music down just to look at you He turned the gangsta music down just to look at you Alright sexy mama Alright sexy mama Whatever they say They cannot the beauty Whatever they say They cannot the beauty Its the pretty face for me yes it is yes it is Its the pretty face for me Ohh child What do you say? Uh What do you say? Yeah I’m bout it bout it
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I got much less bad habits than dad habits But if only I could rid of my dad body - Dag nabit so Have at it - My foreheads huge ok laugh at it Cuz as long as I'm in your mouth I'm the one that's orgasmic And I'll keep coming over and over the Mathematics The more influential the more bags added The more bags the more I can do for my people that can't breathe we asthmatic When I was young the people talked about my head size That was back in their grade getting dogged out by the guys I said ok its fair play we was age 9 Who knew 43 years later there’d still be haters looking for ways to get into your mind? I did a Vlad interview and more than a few mentioned my receding hairline When in truth there’s no receding at all My hair line is where the divine was meaning for it to fall Can I get some UNI thank you UNITY that a do We were taught to tear each other down can we turn this thing around? Can I get some UNI thank you UNITY that a do We were taught to tear each other down can we turn this thing around? Hey bro lets conversate like Siri I’m all ears I got dudes that lift me up they like my pall bearers Friends that ask how I’m doing and being sincere There’s not many I must say But the one or two I have I cherish that and I reciprocate When hate becomes more than haters and it becomes a culture When black birds are meant to sing but they become vultures When your strength means my weakness we need to tweak this This whole crab in a barrel thing is really so beneath us Can I get some UNI thank you UNITY that a do We were taught to tear each other down can we turn this thing around? Can I get some UNI thank you UNITY that a do We were taught to tear each other down can we turn this thing around?
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I always try to Iron out all the Dramatic things Work out all the wrinkles And yet and still the Static clings Dudes I used to be cool with see my cool whip Envy is all they seem to have inside their Tool kit To top it off, They see my acres of land, green grass spans with a lake view they think I'm still rolling in doe like back in 92 I tell em, I bought property, check my bars in achen for acres must I remind you But that's not as sexy I'm still a nigga to this country never been a Becky. My good hair is natty & nappy Corporate nah never saw me in khakis Im surrounded by White in the music world like Black Keys Sometimes it's only Whites and Asians thats supporting me. I can shout revolution but only people with free minds can fathom a non latchkey solution To live or die by your own grit and constitution I didn't make the rules And all these people with a ruler Trying to measure my life But I'm just inching through You can be judge & jury baby boo I don’t care I didn't make the rules And all these people with a ruler Trying to measure my life And I'm just inching through I’m just trying to live my life I’m just trying to live my life my life my life my life The best I can Making the best moves trying to stay true Making mistakes of course learning and changing the chorus I’m just trying to live my life my life my life The best I can swaying evergreens and super tall oak trees They know I'm fire 🔥 already why Try to stoke me? Most see my inner hippy - Make love not war - that's what I'm here for don't make me Buy a Green piece To match with my bongo wrap by rasa don Cruising in my Jeep on the type of Strips that Gaza's on Stand back, get back, I bar u like a Kit Kat Snap on you like a ball cap Or I’d rather we just Chit chat But inevitably U give em enough rope - the clash is bound to happen like socks we Mitch match I guess I get that. When someone matches your energy you need to guard that Like a head in a Hard hat - the hard facts is I'm too old to and that said too cold Blooded I'd rather avoid rubbish Invite you to my home and knead my own dough Got bread in the oven Cant we have a civil discussion? I didn't make the rules And all these people with a ruler Trying to measure my life But I'm just inching through You can be judge & jury baby boo I don’t care I didn't make the rules And all these people with a ruler Trying to measure my life And I'm just inching through Making the best moves trying to stay true Making mistakes of course learning and changing the course I’m just trying to live my life my life my life my life The best I can Try to sue me and defame to the lawyers its just a game If our friendship goes up in flames To them its just the same And greed and deceit among thieves they’ve been trained by the Black law dictionary Sovereignty is their claim But we were sovereign Making audio documents Slaying countries and continents Living life that others wish Almost 3 and half years trying to get a deal And only 2 and half years having some real mass appeal Jesus take the wheel - we unfortunately had contrasting skills So we separated, lack of motivation Another black promising organization Lost in translation As if I was the villain - that’s the story that’s painted I know we were all tainted - I say I don’t care But obviously I do - my broken heart hasn’t healed or soothed I was in my twenties, now I’m fifty two Life is an hour glass sand steady sifting through I didn't make the rules And all these people with A ruler trying to measure my life
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the muscle mass has been formed on me And Now I'm just flexing I’m bout to act light skinned just in case you was guessing I'm kidding - but colorism's a mental prison And too many rap fans are caught up in the system I know facts about things I'd rather not say There's still value in what we've shared I wanna keep it safe You spending energy trying to spin the imagery But on our death beds will we see all this differently? I cannot recollect your flaws, your every wrong turn, win lose or draw picking straws its all history like Auburn Avenues We’ve all journed people burned for practically nothing We live and we learn I swear to you a week before our release I was wishing death upon me Like life was a joke - all Knopes - I lived in Pawnee A week later I felt much greater what a wonderful thing A record number of streams - yeah I don’t know what’s happening next The worst is gone the best is yet to come I know I was depressed just a week ago Now I am up yeah I am up Ooh I am so awake now I don’t mess around I wanna go downtown walk around and Do it up Don’t just say do Don’t just pray move No dismay on display its ok choose Sunny without the blues Money without abuse Your Zone of genius Is never meaningless Don’t diffuse You the mental enslavement that you’ve been losing to Satanic demons secret agents, they keep on invading Your reach on engagements Your speech and your patience Endanger relations with Nations And making you feel that your forsaken mistaken satan is the author of lies RISE awaken! Let these illusions loose Who am I talking to? I’m talking to me mainly But if I’m helping you then COOL! I thought I was gonna drown but things are finally turning around Things are falling in place for me as if the floor gave out But I’m standing I feel like 93 when we won Grammys I can’t believe I am me I don’t know what’s happening next The worst is gone the best is yet to come I know I was depressed just a week ago Now I am up yeah I am up Ooh I am so awake now I don’t mess around I wanna go downtown walk around and Do it up
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(Speech) I don’t know how to feel like you I don’t know how to feel like you I roam where all the lions do I roam where all the lions the lions roam I roam where lions roam I guess that’s all I know I guess that’s all I know I found the ceiling they say its glass I cannot break it So I bomb the building They say we can’t unite I say naw that ain’t appealing This ain’t memes and likes its me rolling the dice until freedom is what we’re feeling Dammit im mad Say it backwards its still the feeling exact Yeah, im giving you the math I’m giving you the path Its the the same path that I’ve been giving living in the last days Baby please behave lately you’ve been just killing it a gun with no safety Did baba Oje teach us to be lazy? Naw He channeled mr t saying stay in the A team We are a race and we are racing time is of the essence its extinction were facing And revolutionaries make things Marcus Garvey school of thought we the boss I don’t know how to feel like you I don’t know how to feel like you I roam where all the lions do I roam where all the lions the lions roam I roam where lions roam I guess that’s all I know I guess that’s all I know I’m a conscious mc never hiding my identity To many there’s nothing more important than their whiteness and their money We see their kids MOWED down in schools? George Floyd under the knee of a badge and a fool A quarter million on ventilators and later pushing up daisies on Covid-19 And their key to symbolic freedom is masks - they’re not wearing none! I smirk I don’t twerk I know how this evil works We’re in the wild dog And on every street, there’s beasts and wild hogs Roaming Savannah’s grasslands Mufasa Raising up the Simbas and Nala’s and Sarafinas, hair flowing like Rastas Battling the agendas stay on my toes like ballerinas Dealing with foes like they dont know We’re oxygen that Aquafina I mean water Arrested Development in the 4th quarter I don’t know how to feel like you I don’t know how to feel like you I roam where all the lions do roam I roam where lions roam I guess that’s all I know
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Hey Never claimed to be Jay - Z atmosphere’s Crazy Hey hey hey There’s Mobsters all inside this basement Scenes of Scoresese Hey hey hey I’ve been whisked out of (My Small Town) A fish out of (Yeah I’m Out Now) Fish outta water We are not in Kansas no more I don’t know the rules to this here rap (no) I’m more Bambaataa than Damian Dash (no) What dudes do - In the name of cash (no) Launder to me means Laundry mat (no) nothing can saves us we’re in a Tornado Whisked to New York by the major label Strippers and money grippers in clouds of vapors Hidden pistols in a lot of these waist’es Enjoy the ride just get into the feeling You’re in the hottest New York City you killing it Gang Starr on the stage you label mates Pinch yourself, slap your face - you doing great Thank the lord in heaven you ain’t sporting a gold chain Stick up kids pass you Bo Ho clothes no name Cut from a different cloth destined with a different call The Illuminati y’all? - tucked rooms dark halls Hey Never claimed to be Jay - Z atmosphere’s Crazy Hey hey hey There’s Mobsters all inside this basement Scenes like Scoresese Hey hey hey I’ve been whisked out of (My Small Town) A fish out of (Yeah I’m Out Now) Fish outta water We are not in Kansas no more Lets rock Welcome to the big city pimps and big cars Hey pretty lady I can make you a big star dig it Young blood I got two for fives Go sell this come back keep the five Then tomorrow when you show up you meet the tribe Here’s a 38 snub nose we survive Pre cell phone contact rap from way back With dread in the drop top shooting at grey Mac I told em I was gonna make it as a bar smith Spit my drama To help my momma see better The truth is these devils is way more ruthless than me or you is Get money grow wise keep it hip hop Intelligent bars until the gift stop Look your enemy in the eye don’t let your chin Turn the other cheek if you want set up a head shot Pow Hey Never claimed to be Jay - Z atmosphere’s Crazy Hey hey hey There’s Mobsters all inside this basement Scenes like Scoresese Hey hey hey I’ve been whisked out of (My Small Town) A fish out of (Yeah I’m Out Now) Fish outta water We are not in Kansas no more The difference with me I never claimed to be a Gangsta A Hustler nor from the streets I hail from the ATL via Milwaukee and Tennessee. Summers with my grandmother - I love her Out houses, well water and chicken coops Now in New York a rubber band man in every crevice Am I just wheat Satan's been waiting to sift through? Gun shots in fun spots is my issue I left Milwaukee to get away from violence Im a control freak As they say No man is an island And now I’m smack dab in the lap of pistols and whiskey Natural enemies, bravado & Hyper Masculine energy But the music is a friend to me Hip hop was born from torn streets gang violence and extreme poverty Yeah its becoming a corporate run conundrum Where century old stereotypes frequently come from But Here I am a fan that’s quickly becoming someone that’s a legend Laying my own pavement harden it to cement To maybe 30 years later people still will not forget Nah Arrested Development yeah never was in Kansas Just came from a small town to a big town searching for answers And giving other examples of life instead of death rep with nice bars and samples Hey Never claimed to be Jay - Z atmosphere’s Crazy Hey hey hey There’s Mobsters all inside this basement Scenes like Scoresese Hey hey hey I’ve been whisked out of (My Small Town) A fish out of (Yeah I’m Out Now) Fish outta water We are not in Kansas no more
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Be refreshed Speech I say we gotta tap into our energy I say we gotta tap into our energy I say we gotta tap into our energy I heard a gangsta once say tap into your inner G Both are right to ignite your the beginner inner peace The confluence where tyoursoul and the river meets Yeah. You’ll still need paper but less BAGS Its more about scratching each others backs and our synergies I supply the leafy greens and you supply the eggs and wheat Working together our endeavors can make a spinach quiche now we eat And eat well a deep well where we dwell nothing scarce so yes we share so we can sleep well And eat well deep well where we dwell nothing scarce so yes we share so we can sleep well Whom who refreshes will be refreshed and whom blesses will be blessed yeah Whom who refreshes will be refreshed and whom blesses will be blessed yeah Whom who refreshes will be refreshed and whom blesses will be blessed yeah You can join us around the entire globe in every corner Cuz Arrested Development IS A MOVEMENT Twan Mack Arrested Development been the band for me since 92 Movie merchandising with purpose and dropping jewels Famine & pandemics but God will never be timid Extend your hand showing your kindness it takes a minute Your fellow man dont always have it good as you do If you help em it dont really matter who knew And all the riches in the world dont get you pearly gates Too many up and coming rappers meeting early fates 1 Love From trees to marijauna, to canabis and the ganja The type of weed you need to grow I got my seeds from Ghana On that she Obama got me minimizing my drama Wedding cake in the winter Hindu Kush in the summer The exotic come highly recommended I’m smiley You’ll be feeling so nicely but the ticket is pricey On seteva and hybrid, indica and monightly The medical finely got my body entirely If we growing it as a cure then they’ll try and indict me Whom who refreshes will be refreshed and whom blesses will be blessed yeah You can join us around the entire globe in every corner Cuz Arrested Development IS A MOVEMENT
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Speech How these people acting like they know me Giving mixed signals like emoji’s Sleeping on me homey you will never be cozy I never tagged you on IG, but I may have to tag you where your toes be On each line of mine man you could OD I’m doing so many lines I get a nose bleed They cross me three times like a Rosary And I’ll my fans bare witness like a notary I’m going in man yo I’m going in I put my soul on these records They don’t even take a second just to check em but they saying they my friends Since the beginning you just after all my ends If you don’t get that you ain’t got nothing to say back Y’all just spinning your wheels like Pat Sajack Uh I’m outraged you clout chase I’m realizing y’all are just toy soldiers man about face Chorus Hollow! How low? Are you willing to go while you Wallow? I won’t give you any room for you to wiggle I be solving every problem using my grandmas southern ways Man that lady had a way with sending all these dumb dudes on they way! On they way On they way On they way On they way G Love There really ain’t no way they can be f**king with us When we unified in purpose then we much too much When we do it how we do it then you know what’s up It’s glove and speech so put your hands up up up in the sky til the day that I die I’m always looking on the bright side positive Living my life Its the way we live Try to help another brother Can’t breathe They can’t smother No more Lish My Grandma had them southern ways // you play she heat you up hotter than a summer day// I’m from the same cloth these clowns is all talk // That’s why I stay above the current like a boardwalk // Uh Fake snakes is lurking // I only talk to the lord I ain’t conversing with the serpent & // when I come I ain’t gon’ give no warning// Cause everybody want a slice til’ I go Kimbo on em’ Uh Chorus Hollow! How low? Are you willing to go while you Wallow? I won’t give you any room for you to wiggle I be solving every problem using my grandmas southern ways Man that lady had a way with sending all these dumb dudes on they way! On they way On they way On they way On they way
 Speech Yo I think I pissed somebody off They treating me like beads DAY AFTER Mardi Gras They acting big and hard I guess I’m microsoft? Its time for me to put more Gates into it all ‘Let A DON rap! Let the horns be a fore warning my Calvary about that combat Show up inside your own home like Comcast And be anything but calm as I cast bombs on this whole entire nonsense Lish They be on nonsense// asking can I borrow a dollar like Com(mon) sense// I tell em wealth is in the mind if you can find it //align it with your ambition then get to grinding// Cause can’t nobody save you when the block is out// I’m in the house like momma said knock you out // and I don’t don’t it for the fame but If I dance the ring //on Debbie Allen you probably never ever be the same when we… Pull out the semi and the 12 gauge (I don’t wanna start gunning it gunning it) Got my Beretta and my Weatherby (I don’t wanna start gunning it gunning it) There’s no defense for this crime oh no and I dont wanna do no time My grandmas ways will work fine you best to get on your way Chorus Hollow! How low? Are you willing to go while you Wallow? I won’t give you any room for you to wiggle I be solving every problem using my grandmas southern ways Man that lady had a way with sending all these dumb dudes on they way! On they way On they way On they way On they way Grandson I heard you been fighting with them Jones boys
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Yeah Matching our intentions and language To evil that is the definition of dangerous Gods infinite presence is all part of our essence and my brethren this is pure consciousness Frequency vibration creativity Harmonious is my frequency Dr. Masaru Emoto hidden messages in water The height that we’ve gone is s high as the things that we have thought of Tapping into the radiance Seeing perceiving we’re now playing in stadiums My passion is attached to me Task action compassion and laughing Hugh grant love actually Happiness. Is now living RADICALLY I’m emphatic about the static that they wanting All acrobatics and hoops that you go through when you’re fronting Some talking loud but aint saying nothing Chorus You know we feeling it all We feeling we feeling we feeling it all We always feeling it Its less Imhotep Its more in depth Its keeping mind and body all in step Its culture In everything that we do every way we move We create a sculpture Receive and emit energy in all instances Constantly going to higher dimensions Hip hop walk with intentions Body just avatars heavenly among the stars We can do whatever we basically choose to Life is bunch of distraction to amuse and confuse you TikTok and YouTube is more intoxicating that Voodoo And more consequence on what you do Nikola Tesla electrical fiestas every single one of us can possess the ability to express the oceans of emotions Devotion to our common ancestors Ase’ Chorus You know we feeling it all We feeling we feeling we feeling it all You know we feeling it all We feeling we feeling we feeling it all We always feeling it Yo To the fans in the stands that stan (d) For hours and give us flowers and talk to us after shows From the U.S. to Japan Oh let me see your mother loving hands Whew high in the sky Renewed and revived Through covid 19 yes we survived many others have passed in the night From one plane to another plane like a connecting flight One finger up a lot of camera lights We’re all stars in the sky Sing a long real strong if you’re feeling alright Chorus You know we feeling it all We feeling we feeling we feeling it all We always feeling it
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Speech: Trying not to let depression press me into deep regression Trying not to see a trial that's truly a Blessing Trying not to speak in negatives Trying to see beyond what's in my eyes lens I'm trying to take a deep dive in Try to know that my blackness by nature comes with taxes Pathologies come with being tilted off your axis You wanna know how far off? just look at what rap is And down south there's even double meanings to what the trap is All my years all my tears all my fears have been recognized At least so far so it's hard for them to be weaponized So many of us paralyzed to what the light do to our disguise So I just wanna keep it live Let the music ride get the people high with arrested Development one more time About to let out screams like the unborn kind that's about to be shown the world for the first time Hey When know you got fame in the game and a catalog of flames no shame - its a vibe ain’t it? You roll with a glow that they try to overthrow - it’s a NO! Yeah And its hard to describe it We know its alright, we’ve been thieves in the night rocking everyone in sight While the suckers taking flight! And we always keep it live - everybody hands high! - Keep it in the light! it’s a vibe ain’t it? I know baby I know everybodies catching that vibe Everybody knows everybody knows our vibe Big Daddy Kane: Life is like a camera so lemme suggest this kid Focus shoot and develop for negatives The picture it ain't clear after you gave it all you got There's no need to stress you just take another shot Misguided minds just by design will try to find the slightest kind despite design to fight your grind You get that little too small feeling that's just trife? I got that lol Duval living my best life Positive visions when you try and picture me Conscious bout my people but this life's pimping me And even though the winding road is quite slippery Just know that you're not going to deprive this from me Chuck that! The power we fight physically Ha you don't understand we fight literally Hope is not a strategy that's my epiphany If you don't see it, then hey we just vibe differently ya heard When know you got fame in the game and a catalog of flames no shame - its a vibe ain’t it? You roll with a glow that they try to overthrow - it’s a NO! Yeah And its hard to describe it We know its alright, we’ve been thieves in the night rocking everyone in sight While the suckers taking flight! And we always keep it live - everybody hands high! - Keep it in the light! it’s a vibe ain’t it? I know baby I know everybodies catching that vibe Everybody knows everybody knows our vibe Everybody’s got that thing that’s rocking inside em And everybody’s got that special little hot thing inside em Help yo vibe yeah It’s that vibe Ohh no It's that vibe Dwee dwee dwee digga dwee that vibe Vibe oh oh oh ohh Hey it's that vibe Hey it's that vibe It's that Vibe when you know When know you got fame in the game and a catalog of flames no shame - its a vibe ain’t it? You roll with a glow that they try to overthrow - it’s a NO! Yeah And its hard to describe it We know its alright, we’ve been thieves in the night rocking everyone in sight While the suckers taking flight! And we always keep it live - everybody hands high! - Keep it in the light! it’s a vibe ain’t it? It's a vibe I know baby I know everybodies catching that vibe Ohhh Everybody knows everybody knows our vibe Everybody’s got that thing that’s rocking inside em And everybody’s got that special little hot thing inside em Help yo vibe yeah It’s that vibe It's that vibe Oh It's that vibe Ohhh It's that vibe
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I know you wanna make it to the tip-top But it's difficult to get it in Hip Hip-hop So you side hustle, bag it in the Zip Loc Cause you're too lyrical to go viral on TikTok Under the radar every time your shit drops Cause they listening to kidz bop And you like 'Ah nah... Dog... Y'all really think that shit's hot?!' How many spitters the top ten got pen drop Silence of the Lambs there's too many sheep While you reaching for your dreams there's too many asleep But you in there deep so you gotta keep going through the pain and the failure You gotta keep growing Let me tell you what this shit is about This rap biz is a math quiz, figure it out Bigger the problem you solve, the bigger your house Bigger the cheques and six figure amounts hit your account If music is your real occupation This ain't no rap homie this is a consultation A business conversation about your operation I see the spot you're chasing like Roc Nation What if you never meet Jay You never meet Em' What of you never meet Dre You never meet them You better be ready You're never overweight to take chances Then your chances can never be slim I want you to make it Chorus I don’t know what you’ve been through Who could ever know your truth? I want you to make it That’s all I’m saying to you That’s all I’m saying to you you you I don’t know what you’ve been through Who could ever know your truth ? I want you to make it That’s all I’m saying to you That’s all I’m saying to you you you you you I want you to make it Speech: Dude you got Slews of hot  Beats rock bars  That knock superstars Off charts and what not  Go into any spot  You get a slot to grab the mic Your lyrics you recite  Whew mic drop But what's not  Your best plot Is the rocks you cop Out on the streets  Brother I know it's all a disease And its easy To be with OG’s on the streets Who for reasons And seasons They flee from Their things And retreat From the mean Mean Realities Kings fall on their knees Queens needing they kings I’m seeing everything Hoping it gets better though But I know Hope without action Is just whatever goes! And we don’t want whatever goes! Life experience and Clever flows You can speak of Ebb and flows Almost better than everyone else that I have ever known And I’ve known Tupac that’s how cold you are Make it! I want you to too! But not shot up by a 22 No Grim reaper to take the sacred things you make and create and turn it all into a gone too soon Or Rest In Peace yo You’re not a hashtag dog You’re a father Not a dog tag naw not a martyr You’re a king you’re a fire starter Look into them eyes of your daughter Be inspired to take it much higher like you oughta c’mon 
 Chorus I don’t know what you’ve been through Who could ever know your truth? I want you to make it That’s all I’m saying to you That’s all I’m saying to you you you I don’t know what you’ve been through Who could ever know your truth ? I want you to make it That’s all I’m saying to you That’s all I’m saying to you you you you you I want you to make it
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Have your moment Sugarhill and AD Master G Wonder Mike Henn Diggity Speech Ok I got a lil scheme Its not a scheme, its just an idea Whoowee Yo we rocking it we doing it its so legit So Get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up get em up Its like Yo we rocking it we doing it legitimate So Get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up get em up You may not like us but you dont know why you dont like us But you just hate us and seems like a you problem don’t it? No sleep we gonna lose have your moment You may not like us but you dont know why you dont like us But you just hate us and seems like a you problem don’t it? No sleep we gonna lose have your moment Yo we rose but no its never been easy Yo we know the pros and cons of this industry Even though we made paper through the paper its still greasy Like the fries at checkers man need some napkins for the cleaning Yo corporate evils got us signing these bad agreements that for thirty years later you’re still recouping never even Even though you’ve done gave em back ten times what they gave you They don’t only want profit they never stop til they enslave you yo Pick card. Don’t sign? Keep your pride and stay behind? Deal with fate? Either way bed fellows sleep away Made your bed sleep in it Not comfy in the beginning Make it happen, get to rapping make some legendary tracks and Start rolling! Crowd controlling! Frank Sinatra, rap pack opera Pan African, an elaborate dance between corporate interests and black empowerment Not to mention the charts and not to mention the hearts of music fans expanding all around the map We attack stereotypical images Create some Black innocence, while keeping all of the militance and the elegance Yo we rocking it we doing it its so legit So Get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up get em up Its like Yo we rocking it we doing it legitimate So Get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up get em up You may not like us but you don’t know why you don’t like us But you just hate us and seems like a you problem don’t it? No sleep we gonna lose have your moment You may not like us but you don’t know why you don’t like us But you just hate us and seems like a you problem don’t it? No sleep we gonna lose have your moment Yo and we’ve never been gaudy And by nature we ain’t never been naughty My soul Black gold am I a Saudi? They see us and Sugarhill Gang ready to party!! Invading everyones space ATARI Ironically with political jargon And labels tries to get us to darken But on the mic we brought some light what a beautiful bargain Hey! We featured Masta Ace Some bumpy Knuckles Monie Love giving Thanks A 30 year track record we run to amazing Like FatMan Scoop vocals a passionate team! Never shot on the streets No gossip and beefs I got the blood of the lamb on me, im being redeemed We’re as clever as memes, Dell-P living dreams And if we’re ever extreme, we’re just extremely doing our thing Yo we rocking it we doing it its so legit So Get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up get em up Its like Yo we rocking it we doing it legitimate So Get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up put em up get em up get em up You may not like us but you don’t know why you don’t like us But you just hate us and seems like a you problem don’t it? No sleep we gonna lose have your moment You may not like us but you don’t know why you don’t like us But you just hate us and seems like a you problem don’t it? No sleep we gonna lose have your moment Sugarhill gang We’re honored We are honored! Wonder mike master G Henn diggity D dynasty Configa 4 - IEZ MRK SX Jahah For the FKN love 2021 y’all Shout to Tony Momrelle b boys b girls all around the world In the place to be

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released December 3, 2021

Executive Produced by Speech for Vagabond Productions and Configa for Configaration Records
front coverphoto: Filah lah lah IG: @filah_lah_lah
back cover: Jahi Thomas

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Arrested Development Atlanta, Georgia

Legendary. 2 Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Single (Tennessee), 2 MTV awards, a Soul Train Music Award, & the NAACP Image Award. Rolling Stone mag named them Band of The Year (1992), VH-1 named AD one of the greatest Hip-hop artists of all time! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named AD's smash “Tennessee” one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. The definition of legends. ... more

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