The One & Only

by Herb-One

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This self-produced offering from Herb-One is an introduction to his unique blend of sample-based, hard knocking beats matched with thought out, concentrated lyrics.

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released 27 September 2011

©2011 Astroflip Recordings. A division of Astroflip Corporation. All rights reserved. Marketed & distributed by Myarm Inc. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, biting, public performance & broadcasting prohibited. Manufactured by Kunaki. Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A. AFC-0186-19

Executive Producers: Herb-One & Goose McGruder Jr. for Astroflip Corporation.

All songs produced, arranged, performed and recorded by Herb-One.

Engineering by Quinn Truckenbrod. Additional engineering by Herb-One.

Mixing and mastering by Jarome Matthew at Pro Soul Studios, Beijing, China.

Photography: Alexei Berteig.

Art Direction: Astroflip Corporation.

The One & Only. Dedicated to Grandma June and Grandpa Herb.

First and foremost I’d like to thank God for all of His blessings. To my wife, thanks for all of your support & for putting up with me while I frantically worked to finish this album. To Malcolm, thanks for being here. Mom and Dad, thanks for all of your emotional, financial and spiritual support throughout the years. To my mother-in-law, thanks for all of your encouragement and support in helping me to finish this project. And, thanks to Tajalli & Navid, Astrid & Solveig, and the rest of the family, too many to name.

Thanks to Jonathan Ball for helping me to record my first two songs back in the day. DJ Kage for laying down some funky ish for me. (I finally upgraded to CD’s when I perform. No more cassettes!) Andrew Chooch for taking the time to lay some dope cuts for me. Anthony Marzette for introducing me to a lot of dope Hip-Hop back in the day and for all the support over the years. Josh Higginson for constantly hooking me up with gigs, including my first one. Dan Erlewine for all the support given over the years. Quinn Truckenbrod for helping me to record vocals for this album. Jeremy Eberts for all of the feedback & support. Alexei Berteig for taking the time to go out and take photos for this project. Jarome Matthew for making my tracks sound great & for working with me within my budget and time constraints. Michelle “Boss” Layalka for being my boss when I just needed a real deadline.

Also, thanks to Kenneth Simms, Jordan Streiff, Takunori, DJ D-Fu, DJ Black Dogg, Ryan Burke, Nabil Huening, J-Black, Danio, Matt Diemer, Matt Beckwith, Mars, Michael Hampton Sr., Bob Simms, Louie Shansky, Melissa Polivoi, Wendy Cruz, Josh Lindsey, Tom Vanoyen, Brent Westbrook, Prashant, Andy Sloy, John Bacon, What's Her Face, Steve Good, Brian Stanford-Brandt, Brian Anderson, Karla Conner Marzette, Mehgan McNeil, Lindsey Nicholas, Nate Loghmani, Chris Bishop, Aunt Rhea, Jay Brayden, Javad Luckey, Brian Van Steenkiste, Christi, Jeremy (Yin Tsang), all Okayplayers including: Mista Monotone, Building Block, Denny, Anonymous, Mr. Wiz. & Admbmb. Additional thanks to Premier Skateboarding, Wherehouse Records (R.I.P.) & Apple Computer (Austin, TX).

And finally, I would like to thank the Astroflip Corporation for not hanging me over a balcony... yet!

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Herb-One 北京市, China

Herb-One is an emcee and producer out of Nowhere, U.S.A. He currently resides in Beijing, China. His music is his distinct blend of boom-bap; lyrically intricate, scratch laden, bass heavy, sample-based Hip-Hop following the ascetics of the golden era sound. His debut album, 'The One & Only' released on Astroflip Recordings is out now. ... more

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Track Name: 3-2-1 Contact
Intro:

01 Contact, is the answer, is the reason,
02 that everything happens, revealing the truth
03 Contact, is the secret, is the moment,
04 when everything happens, recording the proof

Chorus:

01 Yo, first things first, Hip-Hop died on Earth, disperse
02 throw your hands to the universe
03 my call alerts, all the people up on the set
04 I'm ripping the microphone & you ain't seen nothing yet
05 Yo, first things first, Hip-Hop died on Earth, disperse
06 throw your hands to the universe
07 my call alerts, all the people up on the set
08 I'm ripping the microphone & you ain't seen nothing yet

Verse One:

01 (Contact) All systems (go!) we have lift-off
02 we out the atmosphere, it's too late to get off
03 seeing Earth out the window & it's getting flicked off
04 about to make the jump to hyper-space & quickly get lost
05 in the depths of space in fate's hands
06 disposed of the corporate mandates & formulated the plans
07 for the relocation of Hip-Hop's home base
08 where there was just a planet now there's just empty space
09 (so don't panic, but the planet's just been destroyed)
10 we got off just in time, they said I was just being paranoid
11 we need to get this cargo to a safe location
12 they're gunna be trying to stop us from reaching our destination
13 the first priority is saving, the artifacts
14 publications, photographs, cassettes, CDs & wax
15 captured corporate spies will get dropped out the airlock
16 thanks for stopping in, I hope you gotta lotta oxygen

"Now wait a minute! Don't get us wrong, good, hi-fidelity is wonderful sound. Just listen to it."

Breakdown:

01 As I concentrate, build it up & contemplate
02 rise & elevate, evaluate & anticipate
03 animate & invigorate, innovate & resuscitate
04 & regenerate this Hip-Hop that you love to hate
05 agitate, make me late, dictate, but I can't escape
06 watch it culminate, state to state, when I rush the gate
07 reciprocate, but who can relate, when I devastate
08 & illuminate with my innate capabilities

Verse Two:

01 (Contact) the alliance, warn 'em of the coming violence
02 we need to recruit pilots, & broadcast the defiance
03 live from Quasar 3C-273
04 the original Hip-Hop radio galaxy
05 (bwoop) the central computer's alerting me
06 to an anomaly interfering with radio frequency
07 up to the bridge to identify, the unidentified entity
08 a full fleet of discreet, cloaked battle ships
09 about to let them know that we can't coexist
10 they break formation like Galaga, make me wanna Astroflip
11 send communication let em know they not slick for that,
12 "they'd better be quick to react & respond back!"
13 so we prepare for combat, gear up & make contact
14 attack-mode battle plan, ready to launch that
15 trying to catch us off guard? & we'll quickly block that
16 & stomp that, (yo, it's like that?) It's like that!

"What you have heard, is just a sample, of a new miracle in sound recording. A sample of the hours of enjoyment that are yours with..."
Track Name: Herb-One Interlude
Say what's up to Herb-One!
Track Name: This Year
01 (We finally coming out this year)
02 & yo it’s been so long, (yo) it’s been so long
03 (We finally coming out this year)
04 it’s been a long time coming, but I’m here
05 (We finally coming out this year)
06 & it’s something you can’t define, but I hafta shine (hafta shine!)
07 when I step up with my rhymes, it’s like (yeah!)
08 that’s how it goes every time (every time, yeah!)
09 (We finally coming out this year)
10 & yo it’s been so long awaited
11 I salivated & waited to get validated
12 I‘m underrated but never faded & now I'm fully calibrated (yeah!)
13 (We finally coming out this year)
14 & my mission is to breath fire into a dead language
15 & I’ve got no desire to become rich (& famous)
16 just bang this out right quick shlick as I grip the stainless
17 (We finally coming out this year)
18 & yo I’m shifting to the next stage of my life
19 we getting, down tonight to take flight & excite
20 I be the dopest lyricist on sight! (on sight! yeah!)
21 (We finally coming out this year)
22 & I’ve been feeling that, little twinge of urgency
23 alerting me, before becoming an emergency
24 but yo, it ain’t the destination, it’s the journey!
25 (We finally coming out this year)
26 & the evidence is way beyond conclusive
27 that I've got the exclusive, while your style is stupid
28 yo you had your chance but your ruined it (Yeah you losing it!)
29 (We finally coming out this year)
30 & I‘ve been tweaking my poly-rhythms until my hands bleed! (hands bleed!)
31 so it makes sense that we must proceed
32 I’m trying to say something that sounds fresh & then I leave!
Track Name: I Got It
Verse One:

01 I've got the style and charisma, rhyme to convince yah
02 the blinding enigma, transmit and captivate the listener (yo!)
03 I've got the toxic, hypnotic composite—and been dropping it
04 catastrophic, since the Bubonic (yo!)
05 I've got the technical, incredible mental (state!)
06 ready to break it down, and crush every delectable instrumental break (yo!)
07 I've got the vision—to see through to the wisdom
08 and keep building, Herb-One is for the children (yo!)
09 I've got the braggadocios, ferocious mind of a swarm of locusts
10 it's hopeless, for those who rhyme atrocious (yo!)
11 I've got the voice that resonates! Elevates and escalates
12 penetrates and devastates (yo!)
13 I've got the vocal percussion, total production
14 with drums that stay bumping, yo, the perfect construction (yo!)
15 I've got the dedication, to keep making amazing tracks
16 you're faded and headed for termination!

Chorus One:

01 Yo, it's like that! Yeah, you know that I got it!
02 “Now you'll never get the mic back”
03 Yo, it's like this! Yeah, you know that I got it!
04 “but how many emcees must get dissed?”
05 Yo, it's like that! Yeah, you know that I got it!
06 “There ain't an army that can strike back”
07 Yo, it's like this! Yeah, you know that I got it!
08 “but how many emcees must get dissed?”

Verse Two:

01 I've got the flow and delivery, rhyme agility, the potent ability
02 I'm no clone so don't consider me (yo!)
03 I've got the presence, to hold the stage down, and take down
04 whoever, whenever, steps up to me up in the place now (yo!)
05 I've got the mind of a general, ready to level the opposition with precision
06 the atmosphere's electrical (yo!)
07 I've got the venomous flow, competitors know, where I'm standing
08 you don't know? Check the number on my logo (yo!)
09 I've got the audacity, to blast back rapidly, naturally get nasty
10 and take a nap while you attacking me (yo!)
11 I've got the antagonistic, animalistic, cannibalistic
12 ballistic, intrinsic, need to get rhythmic (yo!)
13 I've got the gift and I'ma keep it, never delete it
14 keep tweaking it, then leak it, China's best kept secret (yo!)
15 I've got the passion, translated into action
16 means world domination, to be the last man standing!

Chorus Two:

01 Yo, it's like that! Yeah, you know that I got it!
02 “Now you'll never get the mic back”
03 Yo, it's like this! Yeah, you know that I got it!
04 “but how many emcees must get dissed?”
05 Yo, it's like that! Yeah, you know that I got it!
06 “There ain't an army that can strike back”
07 Yo, it's like this! Yeah, you know that I got it!
08 “but how many emcees must get dissed?”

Breakdown:

01 Yo! It's like that! Yo! It's like this!
02 Don't get too close or you might get dissed!
03 Yo! It's like this! Yo! It's like that!
04 Don't try to resist, yo you can't fight back!
05 Yo! It's like that! Yo! It's like this!
06 So you should get out of my path right quick!
07 Yo! It's like this! Yo! It's like that!
08 So you can miss me with that synthetic rap!
09 Yo! I'm living it up like that! Yo I'm living it up like this!
10 Yo! I'm hitting it up to stack, yo I'm digging it up to mix!
11 Yo! I'm ripping it up like this! Yo I'm ripping it up like that!
12 Yo! I'm switching it up to flip, yo I'm bringing it up to scratch!
Track Name: Hip-Hop Junkies
Verse One:

01 Yo, I sweat the details, most rappers are only trying to sell retail
02 wanna be a ghetto superstar like ODB & Praswell?
03 kicking rhymes that’s hotter than Rachelle—
04 Welch & I be jamming, beat-boxing like Rahzel
05 I be break dancing, spinning on my back like Raphael
06 but with no shell, when I'm not choking mics like Latrell
07 & infidels known to catch a bad one like Del
08 covering up their wackness like aliens like Roswell
09 plus, I rock well like Norman, I keep it going when I'm performing
10 everything be all swell, when I be stomping & storming
11 then all hell breaks loose, yo, kid I'll cook your goose
12 most rappers give up, cuz they can't take the abuse
13 reduce, you to the lowest common denominator
14 what I'm emitting be major & spitting into mics be my choice of labor
15 I'm so underground the earth's core be my next door neighbor
16 (wishing you had more flavor?)
17 but it ain't gon happen, not in my lifetime
18 I write rhymes to make you wanna step in real time
19 mealtimes I'm skipping cuz I be tweaking the snare
20 compare none to Herb-One & throw your hands in the air!

Chorus One:

01 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
02 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
03 & just clap your hands & just clap your hands
04 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
05 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
06 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
07 & just clap your hands & just clap your hands
08 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)

Verse Two:

01 Yo I'ma be a superstar like—Eda Carena,
02 I'ma shake things up, like a Shasta 2-Liter
03 yo, I broke the meter, before I even complete the sentence
04 I crash through the tenements, converting every regiment
05 of Hip-Hop, I embody every element
06 the time is now, I'ma get doo doo like human excrement
07 (wow!) freestyle? You wanna know just how I do this
08 but I'm never divulging, I'm insulting your person
09 going off on excursions, living it up & sweet gerkins!
10 I reached the pinnacle of perversion
11 (yeah!) & still turn it up a notch
12 I lick my lips, flick you off, spit & grab my crotch
13 (so watch) me get down with no delay
14 I reprazent for all emcees & all dee-jays
15 all breakers & all writers!
16 so come on & push up your lighters, as I get the urge to recite the
17 lyrics that make you feel it in your cypher
18 I'm number one like Riker & nobody be nicer
19 I'll never fall off! Knock on formica
20 piss me off & you'll get tossed right out my rhyme cypher!

Verse Three:

01 My rhyme cypher is just too damn hyper
02 half your words I can't decipher, I'll bust yah & make you change your diaper
03 I'll rush yah & yo, I'll swipe your crown
04 yo, I'll strike you down, cuz the pen be mightier
05 Invite you to enter, entice ya'll to get together
06 then incite a riot & you'll get clocked with my scepter (uh)
07 actually please strike the last statement
08 reckless endangerment, just cuz you foul, you flagrant
09 It's like Quantum Leap, throw in the towel cuz you faking it
10 & make room for the pure, unadulterated
11 Hip-Hop that I'm making, you be forsaking it,
12 it's amazing & that's truly an understatement
13 it's evident, I reprazent, straight out the basement
14 hitting pay dirt & kicking you while you're down so you stay hurt
15 flirting with disaster, disrupting my concert
16 yo, I'll cut your career short like Brian Bosworth
17 (& oh yeah!) it's been constant elevation
18 & I ain't stopping until I get my own constellation
19 'til every hand is raised in the congregation
20 Herb-One! Rocking the whole damn nation kid!

Chorus Two:

01 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
02 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
03 & just clap your hands & just clap your hands
04 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
05 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
06 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
07 & just clap your hands & just clap your hands
08 & just clap your hands to the beet (to the beet!)
Track Name: Herb-One
Intro:

1 Yo, it's the H to the E, R, to the B to the
2 O to the N to the E
3 Yo, it's the H to the E, R, to the B to the
4 O to the N to the E

Verse One:

1 (It's Herb-One) & I'm hurricaning haphazard hacks,
2 in this harshly hypocritical Hip-Hop habitat.
3 Excellent execution, examine the evidence,
4 eloquent elocution, emphatic embracement of the essence.
5 Resonating with the respected—resident reprazentatives,
6 reflecting reality & regenerating the relevant.
7 Busting like a brick breaching barricades with break beats,
8 beginning with bare bones & built with the backbone beneath.
9 The one & only, not the one you oughta oppose,
10 officially outlasting the ominous overtones.
11 So nullify the noise now, if it's nothing but negative narrowness,
12 nefarious narratives.
13 Expanding expression to elevated evolution,
14 every element established with no exclusion.
15 (It's Herb-One) & I be—highly effective, respected,
16 bona fide, original, nasty emcee! (it's Herb-One!)

Chorus One:

1 (reprazent reprazent-zent)
2 (it's Herb-One) (reprazent reprazent-zent)
3 (my name is Herb-One) (reprazent reprazent-zent)
4 (yeah, it's Herb-One) (reprazent reprazent-zent)

Breakdown One:

1 (It's Herb-One) one word: superb, just admit it
2 some of the most preferred deserve to get smashed & done in with!
3 (It's Herb-One) one word: superb, bring it our just quit it!
4 33 & a 1/3, cut it, scratch it &—
5 (It's Herb-One) one word: superb, just admit it
6 some of the most preferred, get burned up, want it? then submit it!
7 (It's Herb-One) one word: superb, get your hands lifted!
8 33 & a 1/3, cut it, scratch it & backspin it!

Verse Two:

1 (It's Herb-One) one word: superb, whether I'm on the mix
2 or on the mic, best believe I do what I like tah
3 ignite the mic device like lightening striking in same place
4 twice the precise number of satellites in flight
5 with overflowing, never ending energies
6 I'm overloading, nonsensical emcees
7 I'm overthrowing, negligent entities
8 & obviously negating all enemies
9 with that supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus
10 whose the rapper, master linguist, emcee with the dope ish?
11 (it's Herb-One) study rhythms, attain wisdom
12 it's still the same system, just up-dated curriculum
13 lyrics I kick some, then step like a kick drum
14 before I break out I bust something of a conundrum
15 I'll blast you to kingdom come! (eh huh) you'll get done
16 & f--- a gun! I get my heat straight from the sun! (It's Herb-One!)

Chorus Two:

1 (reprazent reprazent-zent)
2 (it's Herb-One) (reprazent reprazent-zent)
3 (my name is Herb-One) (reprazent reprazent-zent)
4 (yeah, it's Herb-One) (reprazent reprazent-zent)

Breakdown Two:

1 (It's Herb-One) that's my name don't wear it out
2 I'm flaring out, your heart, I'm tearing it out the frame
3 (it's Herb-One) that's my name don't wear it out
4 I'm flaring out, your heart, I'm tearing it out the frame

Ending:

1 (It's Herb-One) H.E.R.B.O.N.E.
2 no numeral, just spell it out you lazy bastard!
3 it's only two syllables B (uh)
4 it's beautiful, just yell it out (Herb-One!?) yeah, yeah you've got it mastered!
Track Name: The Skeleton Key
Verse One:

01 Aye yo I represent it, yo I be a tad demented
02 wait ‘til dope styles fermented, just before I cement it
03 just to reassure I meant it, blended perfectly
04 not concerning me: is your weak ass record
05 what’s up with that gimp style? Oh it’s prosthetic
06 your style makes me sick, & I defile all your rhetoric
07 you’ll get disrespected when you least expect it
08 you’ll get decapitated cuz your brain is infected
09 you’re exaggerated, overrated & degenerate
10 my lyrics is fat, while yours is anorexic
11 all your hype, gets embedded, in your skull
12 I’ma conquer like Kull, but get to my head, I won’t let it
13 More problems get presented? More solutions get invented
14 aggressions gotta get vented, before I start to regret it
15 comprehend it? It’s the control & the credit
16 perfectly complimented, that’s why I’m keeping it independent
17 you meddling with a force you can’t hang with
18 you delving in the realms of darkness & think
19 that you be at the helm & yo you think that you slick
20 yo you not & yo I’m ‘bout to rock your shxt!

Chorus One:

01 You think you got it locked down, but yo I breeze right in
02 my mind’s so quick, it’s like I could freeze lightning
03 harnessing the chaos, when I be writing
04 then break it on down, for all ya’ll to see
05 yo it’s the skeleton key, yo it’s the skeleton key
06 yo it’s the skeleton, uh the skeleton key
07 yo it’s the skeleton key, yo it’s the skeleton key
08

Verse Two:

01 Aye yo I’m just a man! Scratch that, the immaculate
02 rhyming so hot, that I could win a beauty pageant
03 I’ll get you spastic, or laid back like Craftmatic
04 automatic, let me go off on this tangent
05 you’ll get stuck like static, or stuck like a magnet
06 stuck like you’re behind an accident in rush hour traffic
07 you'll get stuck like a hatchet, or stuck like a cabinet
08 stuck like the bill you get, when someone stole your plastic
09 My time is valuable so please don’t elapse it, with out advancing it
10 or your throat, I’ma collapse it
11 I’m adamant, for this art form, I’m passionate
12 saving Hip-Hop? I’m trying to save the damn planet
13 & see how dope I can get, yo, I’m running rampant
14 forever attacking it, trying to contain the contaminant
15 you think that you slick, plus you living slanted
16 so you ‘bout to fall off, so yo start to panic (yo start to panic)
17 I’m worser than your worst enemy (enemy)
18 because I burst exponentially
19 yo you talking about a dope emcee, you besta mention me
20 & it’s my policy, to rock the skeleton key!

Chorus Two:

01 You think you got it locked down, but yo I breeze right in
02 my mind’s so quick, it’s like I could freeze lightning
03 harnessing the chaos, when I be writing
04 then break it on down, for all ya’ll to see
05 yo it’s the skeleton key, yo it’s the skeleton key
06 yo it’s the skeleton, uh the skeleton key
07 yo it’s the skeleton key, yo it’s the skeleton key
08 yo it’s the skeleton, uh the skeleton key
Track Name: I Shine [Remix]
Verse One:

01 Converting the analog signal to digital, freestyling with free form
02 meanwhile emcee's use beets that need to be torn
03 deleted, shredded, broken, smashed & disposed of
04 watch me get what I've gotta get, while you gets no love
05 beetboxing, beet chopping, hip-hopping, non-stopping
06 I'm rocking, I make beets as I breath oxygen
07 exhale & out comes kicks, snares & hi-hats
08 & basslines, don't waste time, & it's no surprise that, you'll find that
09 I've be putting in work with my lyrics
10 & before I spit it, yo I definitely hear it
11 but not from someone else's mouth
12 it's all mines, it's all from myself & it ain't hard to find
13 It's like I'm mining my mind & it's like a gold mine
14 we can all get together & have a good ol’ time (good ol’ time)
15 I’m holding up three fingers, so read between the lines
16 it ain't jewelry that makes you shine! (shine!)

Chorus One:

01 Whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
02 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
03 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
04 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
05 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
06 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
07 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
08 & you know I always (rock the beat)

Verse Two:

01 Speed it up like RAM, or Trans-Am, to make you say damn
02 the one-man-band jam, over breaks & drum fills
03 (&) protect the skill, check my slight of hand
04 (&) come with the force that keeps y'all jumping like spiderman,
05 You must be clueless, nobody do this, like I do this,
06 3 hours in the bathroom, cuz of the acoustics,
07 I turn on when the lights go out, like night lights,
08 making my own tracks, then rocking ‘em like excite bike,
09 you burn out like Lite Bright, while I shoot the gift
10 plus I keep the beet similar to a metronome click
11 just more intricate, lyrically killing it,
12 pick the format, either fine tuned or straight spit,
13 & I’ll skip over the track like flat rocks,
14 but I will aim for your head like a slap shot,
15 which ain’t hard, cuz yours is bigger than a mascots
16 yo! give me a beet & you I’m bound to rock!
17 (Rock on!)
18 (Coming with the heat! The beet is just killing it!)

Chorus Two:

01 Whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
02 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
03 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
04 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
05 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
06 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
07 whatever the nighttime time I always shine!
08 (shine!) (yeah!)

Breakdown:

01 I’m rocking right on time & you rocking like right on
02 you need some exercising? Shake your ass like Krylon
03 you need to start rising, like the sun on the horizon
04 my writing & rhyming is blinding, so cover your eyes &
05 before you stage diving, remember to stretch like nylon
06 no need for dividing, cuz love is thick like a python
07 then you realizing that we all shining
08 so shine on, shine on, shine on, shine on, shine on!

Chorus Three:

01 Whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
02 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
03 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
04 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
05 whatever the nighttime time I always shine when I rhyme
06 & you know I always (rock the beat, yeah!)
07 whatever the nighttime time I always shine
08 (yeah!)
Track Name: Go All Out
Chorus One:

01 I get up in the jam and damn kid I kill it!
02 Herb-One be the man, yo peep my manuscript
03 yo peep my manuscript when I (do it like this)
04 (&) (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)
05 I get up in the place, and be lacing the mix
06 once you, feeling the bass, yo you can't resist
07 yo, you can't resist when I (do it like this)
08 (&) (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)

Verse One:

01 I like beets, that got that unexplainable vibe
02 you know the type of beets that get up—inside
03 your sub-conscience, and then they leave your head banging 'til you unconscious
04 beyond that it's beyond us, to explain it
05 really yo, you can't contain it
06 hard to recreate it, replay it or even name it
07 No need to rearrange it once the music's been created
08 the arrangement is felt, from the dance hall to the basement
09 With that little hesitation, then coming right back with it
10 you can't fight it, or quit it or get rid of it
11 like saying can I kick it? and ya'll saying “yes you can!”
12 up in the jam, when the beet starts bumping
13 When the lyrics come in, you let me tell you something
14 my music is custom fitted to bring it and get it jumping
15 my drum kits be the catalyst when I get up in the mix (&)
16 (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)

Chorus Two:

01 I get up in the jam and damn kid I kill it!
02 Herb-One be the man, yo peep my manuscript
03 yo peep my manuscript when I (do it like this)
04 (&) (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)
05 I get up in the place, and be lacing the mix
06 once you, feeling the bass, yo you can't resist
07 yo, you can't resist when I (do it like this)
08 (&) (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)

Verse Two:

01 I like beets (&) rhymes, to the effect that I wreck when emceeing
02 and I'm seeing all this style and technique
03 working it week after week, compiling beet after beet
04 writing rhymes on receipts and free-styling in my sleep
05 working with a blank canvas, fill it up, section by section
06 build it up, track by track it's all connected
07 every letter, every syllable, every word and sentence
08 every verse, every song and LP's perfected
09 This is dedication, presented in, stereo with no degradation
10 that's why emcee, is my designation
11 This is only a demonstration, (&) I'm just giving you a taste
12 up in the place, making you want to get with this (&)
13 I'm coming equipped with the equipment to flip this
14 and rip this, like 30,000 used concert tickets
15 I'm gunna be going for what I can get when I get up in the mix (&)
16 (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)

Chorus Three:

01 I get up in the jam and damn kid I kill it!
02 Herb-One be the man, yo peep my manuscript
03 yo peep my manuscript when I (do it like this)
04 (&) (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)
05 I get up in the place, and be lacing the mix
06 once you, feeling the bass, yo you can't resist
07 yo, you can't resist when I (do it like this)
08 (&) (when it's time to go all out you be like damn he flipped)
Track Name: Exhale
01 Yo, you just can't deny, when push comes to shove
02 yo, I'm doing it for the love, yo, I'm feeling it from above
03 it was fly like a dove, why the hell you settling?
04 realities setting in, Hip-Hop's been my medicine
05 since day one, I've been addicted & to get anything else done
06 I need to be restricted
07 from the amount of time I'm in my studio chair
08 surrounded by the sound waves traveling through the air
09 So breathe in, hold it in—& then exhale,
10 excel & prevail & I'ma be the next trailblazer
11 to make my own path & follow it
12 continent to continent, connected like an electrical conduit
13 hit the circuit, then flip it, watch the power surge
14 throw on some boom bap & watch me get the urge, to spit
15 I'm learning as I'm going, flowing with what I'm feeling
16 doing & dealing with what I'm knowing, showing & proving, yo!
17 to each his own, when zoning out to the beat on repeat
18 so complete, yo, I'm bringing it with the heat, magnifique
19 so unique, making all y'all obsolete
20 so it's a must that I bust yo ass & yo, I gotta say peace!