Extended Play Vol​.​1

by Shai Mate

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released December 9, 2011

Instrumentals produced by AstroLogical, Makemdef, Lokeynote, and The Marksmen

Recorded and engineered by Lokeynote
Written and performed by Shai Mate
Cover shot taken by Leigh Righton

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Shai Mate Vancouver, British Columbia

Shai Mate grew up in Vancouver and was always surrounded by music like The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Abba, Michael Jackson, The beach boys etc. Lauryn Hill and Big L have become huge influences in his sound as of recent. He has begun to adopt Lauryn's expressiveness while incorporating Big L like flows. In the last 6 months Shai has grown immensely and Take Control is an amalgamation of that. ... more

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Track Name: Who Is You feat. Tonye Aganaba
Uh huh Shai Mate

Doing what I do who is you but I know
I'm chillin like a villain and I'm smoking on the hydro

Uh huh uh huh

Uh

I been rippin the stage and grippin the page
Makin more than minimum
Wage and leave you skippin away
Speaking native dialects slang and rhyme in check
Instigating a find and then invest it in independent reliance
Then I'm hatching my egg dis-attaching the nest
Soarin and storing course exploring the forest of boredom
When you need someone to lean on my crew bends
Travelling ions to find who my true friends are
Getting scared a little bit like an aardvark is diligent
Stealin those heartless bastards embarked belligerence
And I'm pickin myself back up
In relms of psychadelics sunshine bright embellish
Unwind like a turbine with nice silli-cuy
Snaggin something like J Dilla beats
Been floating like a butterfly and stinging like a killer bee
Been livin in a city with enough anarchy to kill the queen
Keep crafty crawling like a millipede

(Tonye Aganaba)
To get to where your going
Reflect on where you been and the roads you've chosen
Regrets have no components
Aint no limit from the skies to the open ocean
Correct whats close to broken
Dance with the devil till hells doors are frozen
Then evoke a notion
To open your closed eyes scope the globe in motion
Track Name: Low Profile
West coast

It was a gorgeous summer day
And I boarding the ferry to Gabriola
Starring at the ocean and knowing
At that moment that the path my life I'd chosen
Had changed then I prayed to get this morphing underway
So when I arrived
I put on some jives to vibe
And tried to rhyme in time
Followed my mind to idolize
The crime commiters kickin' some sinister rhythms
With syllable swords
Getting love and unconditional support
So I knew Exactly what I had to do
And I showed exactly what I had to know
And I freed myself from who I had to be
Moving rapidly to crack my dreams
But tried to keep it on the low

Somethings are meant to be secretive
To the clique your in
Until your ready to let it out
Everybody creepin' in
Previous things people can know
But somethings you just gotta keep on the low

Somethings are meant to be secretive
To the clique your in
Until your ready to let it out
Everybody creepin' in
Previous things people can know
But somethings you just gotta keep on the low

Droppin knowledge like dementia patients
Scripting the pages of ill rhymes
Still time to hit the bases
Rippin the page out my book
Practising hooks
Is it really too much a task to ask for a look
Or a listen lemme glisten your ears periodically
And not give in to the cheers of peers mediocrity
Tried to keep in honesty but its gone
So focus on what I do best smoking weed all along
Uh
Im piffin splitting and twisting it
Spittin writtens rediculous
Given I think I'll pick to stick with instinctiveness
Skipping lesson of english
And getting tempted to drink a bit
But I'm (low profiling with the, low profiling with the)
Sometimes its best to just kick it with
A couple of friends and get into it
On whatever your interested
And endeavour your syndicate
So when ever your synthesis occurs
Word up so get your earb blunt rolled
And hold the secret reserved
Breathe deep and put the beat on the low
And somethings you just gotta keep on the low

Somethings are meant to be secretive
To the clique your in
Until your ready to let it out
Everybody creepin' in
Previous things people can know
But somethings you just gotta keep on the low

Somethings are meant to be secretive
To the clique your in
Until your ready to let it out
Everybody creepin' in
Previous things people can know
But somethings you just gotta keep on the low

Shai mate

Uh
Track Name: Go Higher feat. Snak The Ripper
Shai Mate

We put it down for our city like the ground
The sticky blunts getting round
Going higher but your looking down
Sounds ahead of time by lightyears
Shed light bright on those reflecting darkness, nightmares (night mirrors)
More then war I cross lines
Leave confines
Invest your dough in my flow and watch the stock climb
Like a staircase
Run shit like a fair race
Views is share based
But blurry when using bear mase
Been known for rippin it up
At my shows Im kickin it up
Life when folds or falls apart from wonderful
Im pickin it up
And so I do what I can to join the chosen view
Rockin stadiums in different cities that they're going to
In your head your making moves for the wealth
And loving what your doing and staying true to yourself
Play you cards right at least the few you were dealt
And demonstrate success just to prove to yourself
Uh

(Snak The Ripper)
Yeah yo
Yo I'm just tryna get high puff a little cheebah
Drink away the pain sippin on a litre in my beater
The worlds a cold place Im just tryna make it sweeter
Life can be a bitch just depends on how you treat her
You need to stop stressing relax for a minute
Hollow out a blunt and put some marijuana in it
Never show pain keep the window to your brain tinted
Give her all you got but homie better know your limit
This a dose of reality
Why the smallest things always take the most outa me
The question that you seek lies deep in your anatomy
Dont be mad at me
I learned my hustle savage from the hard knock academy
Snak and Shai Mate
Just tryna get high late
Throwing shit at rappers like some motherfuckin primates
Wait till my eyeball dilates
So you can witness me create
A style of living that anielates
Track Name: Lookin' Good
And when I see you I just wanna take you home
Keep it crushing have you leaving feeling stoned

Shai Mate

Wanna sweet little honey like a sourpatch-kids
A physique like an hourglass
Kick it with me at the crib with trees
Ready to hit the sheets when the hours past
Getting with a freak without her pants
Crumpin to get shit jumpin
Confused where the club is
And boomin harder than a leak in a power plant
Raps unwrap you like a candy
Got you blinking thinking like it cant be
Kinky bitches pink is stinking quite hard cuz she like it randy
Hand me a girl
I can be her world
Or the other way around I could live inside her with my hands in her curls
I got plans
Swing like tarzan
Smoke up on my pot plants
High together high as ever
Perhaps we'll spend our life together
Taking flights in all types of weather
To places hope your booking good
And I hope your cooking good
With a nice ass know your lookin' good

And when I see you I just wanna take you home
Keep it crushing have you leaving feeling stoned

Uh huh
I see her walk by and I'm asking her name
I need to talk fly cuz her ass is insane
Dont second guess but refresh your breath
Know I live close by so I ask her to stay
Dont need to hear it
Told him to cherish
Moments with you now I've stolen your spirit
Gorgeous to stare at
Lost now we share you
Little did he know you were moaning and cheering
Early in the day that afternoon
You came to my house straight after school
Being rude cuz you know how I love to love the attitude
Call me to raise your platitude
Cuz I know how to leave you satisfied
Walking home feeling gratified
Aint the type of girls for me to pass aside
Dont need to learn how to win you over
Like a 4 leaf clover
Luck gives me a whole new meaning of life when I bend you over
Like poker I craft cards
Gamble like a trapped star
With my back covered full in scratch marks
For you there aint no substitute
I hope I meet you sometime soon
Fall under you or in love with you
And take you on a honeymoon
Wouldn't that be great but it still hasn't happened yet
Take my breath away
Get me on a chase maybe soon I'll catch my breath

And when I see you I just wanna take you home
Keep it crushing have you leaving feeling stoned
Track Name: Waitin' Forever feat. Cody The Catch
Uh yeah
So I walk up to this honey saying watup
She all with her butt up
And Im tryna nut up blunts I cut up
Flirt and tell me shutup
She just playing games
Its her favorite thang before I take her home and make it rain
Have her moan and say my name
While we changing positions
Chasing ambitions
No money involved we making a living
I be like damn when she first take off her pants
And clothes I was exposed to what I saw at first glance
Hand me a spoon
Im gon have my cake and eat it too
But keep it cool and speak the truth
You have to and you need to do the right thing
The right wing can bite me
Yall have white skin and quite thin just like me
Im a lady killing politickin villain
rhyme bustin skillin blunt filling
Chillin motherfucker getting loving like Skrillex
Fans by the dozen and Im ill and in this
And Umm... with the realist women

Baby you just been hatin
It was you who called me first so dont act like you had me waitin'

Baby Im flirting and working
The perfect purpose get my hand up in your skirt and

You waitin' for my love well keep waitin' forever
I get around bitch dont act like you any better

Baby Im spinning my head and grinning
At women getting lay up on my bed and linen

(Cody The Catch)
Extended Play
My birds got expensive taste
Im just happy that my rent is payed
And my trees bright purple with the scent of grapes
Beside marked up walls with me and Enta's names
Yeah
Fences trains
Im mutated off the henny mofucka asking tens for brains
Im so smooth play it easy with the hoes
She went down I told a bitch teach me what she knows
I see whores everywhere around me
Quick hide your money dolla dolla bill yall
Yeah
There aint a bitch I could name that aint suck a dick and then swallow that Ill still call
Im real mofucker you wont see me stressed
Ayyo Shai im glad you bout to drop your CD next
Sippin henny with Lokey out in BC blessed
And Im about find some honeys that are DTF


Baby you just been hatin
It was you who called me first so dont act like you had me waitin'

Baby Im flirting and working
The perfect purpose get my hand up in your skirt and

You waitin' for my love well keep waitin' forever
I get around bitch dont act like you any better

Baby Im spinning my head and grinning
At women getting lay up on my bed and linen