City On My Back ft. Djax (prod. AstroLogical)

from by Shai Mate

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lyrics

Shai Mate:

Yeah

My main control is persistence
Like the hospital I been sick
Got a big dick so I rap that way
Like a baker in the kitchen when I cash that cake
Cant even get sleep
Cause I need to work all night lights in the street
Shining down on my entire town
Going off when the sirens sound
I dont know if Ima loose myself
Or if Im about to need a hand and use some help
To get to where we need to go
Shai Mate he gon be CEO
On my Jimmy Iovine shit
On my Biggie rhyming shit
Tell my city I need this cause I cant kick this habit
Like a match stick with cancersticks Ima kill this bitch
God said Ima kill this bitch
So I get my knife out
My brains too sharp the mics out
My lifes out of focus so I zoom in like a flight now
The pilot of the protools
Need a nine like she sadoku
So I poke you chop sticks
Im riding round and the drop sick
But its not mine I cannot afford
I pop molly dont rock Tom Ford
Im flyer then an add poster
Step to me you get ran over

CHORUS:

Shai Mate:

I got my city on my back and its going down
I got my feet up on the track cuz I run my town

Djax:

I got my city on my back and its going down
I got my feet up on the track cuz I run my town


And its going down down and its going down
And its going down down and its going down
And its going down down and its going down
And its going down down when its going down

Djax:

Persistence is my mission
Something cooking like the kitchen
Put myself up in these words hope you listen
I just grind
Turn on my shine turn on my shine like the flashing lights
Tryna fly high I got that kite
Pedal push hard till I crash my bike
In a Greyhound bus Ill be gone two nights
Hit Vancity we go out tonight
Then back to the studio back to the mic
Back to the flame and back to the fight
Bout to start a movement what you doing with your life
Doing something stupid running round with purple sprite
We pushing out the songs while they paying us the price
We excercise our rights when we wrong and when we right
Make a bomb track take a pen and we ignite
She call me like the plumber I be giving her the pipe
Then back to the future call me Marty Mcfly
Just a nineties kid disney channel Smart Guy
My head is in the clouds guess my musics in the sky
Headphones on loud instrumentals on high

CHORUS

Djax:

Yeah
ha

Its going down why so pessimistic
The world is my class its a lesson living
I change my vision I got a dope prescription
Feel I could change the world with the right intention

Shai Mate:

Yeah

And thats the reason I tell all of them to pay attention
Life is like a twitter I wont even pay em all a mention
My main intention is for us to make it clear
That the stearing wheel of your oppurtunity is only yours to steer

Djax:

So I veer all off to the side all off to the side
Sparks fly cause Im on my grind skateboarding or not

Shai Mate:

In the studio all night but I know that sounds cliche
But we the definition of repetition its a race so let me relay

Djax:

All this information its amazing
All you do is push play

Shai Mate:

While I mix amazing the kick and bass hit
Harder then a frieght train

Djax:

Now my heart is racing to the tempo
Bass and treble to your temple

Shai Mate:

Got these bitches down in limbo
With shock value like my name was Timbo

CHORUS

credits

from Take Control, released April 29, 2014
City On My Back ft. Djax (prod. AstroLogical)

Produced by: Nate Drobner and Shai Mate
Written and performed by: Shai Mate and Dominic Ezikiel
Recorded by: Shai Mate @Nimbus School Of Recording Arts

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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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