On The Cusp ft. Tonye Aganaba (prod. Rob The Viking)

from by Shai Mate

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Yeah

It can be discouraging Im flourishing
Malnourishment can be the result
When making art is more important then
Cooking up a meal tryna make it real
And your tryna pay your bills but only care about appeal
See the problem is you aint living in reality
Cause your brain is going wild from all the ideas of a real salary
Should you just
Concentrate and bust
Down the door cuz your down for more
More structure on the cusp of accomplishment
Your telling me that you want this more then anyone
Be the producer of your life make sure everything is getting done
And when its done youll be looking back at
The crack that you took at it like a flick you put on snapchat
So open up dont isolate your ambition
Change is hard so start making that transition

CHORUS: Shai Mate & Tonye Aganaba

Between the struggles of doing work and raking in
All of the leaves that are metaphors for making it
Its hard to scheme when your getting irritated with
Everyday that you dont grow

Between the struggles of doing work and raking in
All of the leaves that are metaphors for making it
Its hard to scheme when your getting irritated with
Everyday that you dont grow

Irritation is much like irrigation
Fix the problem by motivating or shower on all the inspiration
Keep focus a clear perspective and motive
Appear attentive and fear neglecting an open
Oppurtunity when usually you dont know why
But currently being doobie free is helping you by getting by
Getting high aint making you happy
But once upon a time I felt like it was everlasting

A new chapter opens up when you flip the page
A new rapper opens up when you hit the stage
You move faster from the love rather then the hate
So stay positive dont rush when you gotta wait

Virtues are a hard thing to handle
Patience might be the thing that hurts you
But also might be what gives you amo
So load your weapon and kill em all like your name was Rambo
Until your destiny you fill it all cuz you took a gamble

CHORUS

Its hard to grow if you dont water the plant
But every person on the planet gods got a plan
So when your worried about your movement and your direction
Take a quick look in the mirror
And ask yourself the most important question
Based on passion you living up to your full potential
And if your not then just correct what is on your mental
As for me I know Im doing just what Im meant to
Feeling like Im miseducated but tryna get to what Im tryna get to

CHORUS x2

credits

from Take Control, released April 29, 2014
On The Cusp ft. Tonye Aganaba (prod. Rob The Viking)

Produced by: Rob The Viking
Written and performed by: Shai Mate and Tonye Aganaba
Recorded by: Rob The Viking @Blue Light Studios and by Shai Mate @Project Renaissance
Mixed by: Rob The Viking and Shai Mate

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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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