Stand Still ft. Lee, Djax, Tonye Aganaba (prod. DJ Marko)

from by Shai Mate



Shai Mate:

Shai Mate
Young Lee
Vancity to California back to Seattle
Lets go

CHORUS: Shai Mate & Tonye Aganaba

Forget your stresses
Learn your lessons
Know your destined when you do it right
Get up and move it right now
Unless your resting
Cause your tempted
Cause you messed around a few nights
Yelling ay ay ay

Forget your stresses
Learn your lessons
Know your destined when you do it right
Get up and move it right now
Unless your resting
Cause your tempted
Cause you messed around a few nights
Yelling ay ay ay

Shai Mate:

I dont know what I can do
To get away from my feeling is impossible
Toke an eighth away and then pop a few
Advils until my brain breaks and the cash builds
Filling up a void that you cant fill
When your acting like an asshole
Open up your mind and ears
To hear clear and engineer for your peers
So your hammer hit your anvil
Dont be living at a stand still
Smoke out till you dont know how you hands feel
Light it up like a candle
Dont vandalize use your eyes as a vandal
Be sick as a landfill when drinking
Cause like Brooklyn we go hard
Like C-O-M-P-T-O-N
We have a radar to just po up
Composing Im Mozart of this rap shit
Get it moving like a match stick
Fuck a doobie roll a cigar
Your addicted like a crack rock in a glass dick
Drop a classic thats what I do its natural
Out-rap you Im Van Gogh
Reproduce amo like sperm cells
Check the style out thats a true example
On the console
Like Luongo let em all go pronto
Shaking your head like vibrato
My life is hallow just like the bottle
And pipe we all smoke
But me and you we got to have a convo
Im an innocent G like Tony Soprano
But I sing in alto
Chill while Im bumping on shit like a bongo




Okay my mentals never resting
I aint stressing its a blessing
When I spit it people get it
Like Im teaching spanish lessons
Smell the essence in the air it might be that purple swisher
I be floating in the sky like I was a floating lizzard
Never sizzurp I aint drinking
It be fucking with my thinking
Im too busy tryna live all my haters busy speaking
They be peaking tryna peak in to my room see what Im chiefing
It be reaking it be smelling
But Im cool like watermelon
Water melon melon water
Any beat I rap I slaughter
Didnt try hard but I got her
Then that mickey d's I bought her
Cause I only had a dollar
Tryna come up from the bottom
Tell me whats the other option
Aint a single day Im stopping
I be going till I die till I die
Till I fall into the sky
Eyelid I was deep inside sleep deprived
Cant nobody override whats on my mind
I think faster then the time
All that stress will leave you blind
Learn to grind all the time




He's Picasso
Im a Nacho
Got cheese all on my potatoes
Black tee on like Johnny Bravo
See me on stage clap clap bravo
After shows I hit the models
Buying bottles pink miscatos
Hit her in the whip
When Im done I hit the throttle
She know what she did
Quitters never swallow
Left her ass no head no head sleepy hallow
Found me on twitter now I think Im being followed
White drink black night
Never know whats gonna follow right
Big blunt rolled I think Shai may even have a light
Bright ideas if you lucky we may shine on sight
We bust our rhymes but not Busta Rhymes
Just living life and not rushing time
We crushing time while touching mics
Getting likes and retweets
Song all on your newsfeed
Grinding two feet on skateboards in our streets
New music like concrete
Thats too hard
Northwest is my backyard when Im back home
I may be in Cali but Seatown is my back bone



from Take Control, released April 29, 2014
Stand Still ft. Lee, Djax, and Tonye Aganaba (prod. DJ Marko)

Produced by: Dj Marko and Shai Mate
Additional guitar and bass by: Alex Gamble
Written and performed by: Shai Mate, Lee, and Djax
Additional Vocals by: Tonye Aganaba and Nimbus School students for gang vocals
Recorded by: Oliver Garrett and Shai Mate @Nimbus School Of Recording Arts and The Rock Space



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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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