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we wanted to make this record after watching the Amy Winehouse documentary. Fame shouldn't be deadly, but it can be. It's our first collaboration with rapper/vocalist i7iu7e! (pronounced zeus)

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released April 22, 2017

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The Culprit Manifest St. Louis, Missouri

A global collective of musicians and artists based out of St. Louis who have come together to be The Culprit Manifest. They had a vision and I promised to help make it a reality. We have been asked to "name" our members but, respectfully, we will decline. They don't want to be divided and conquered. We refer to them as Agents W, X, Y & Z. Thank you for your support. Dream Big. Why you waitin' for? ... more

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Track Name: CaliforniaFree
California Free

Free to the beach
I got the sand in my feet
The summer sun shining bright through the canopy’s teeth
A slight breeze through the palm trees pampering me
I sight see from the mountain peaks the camera beeps
I wanna go with flow, I wanna flirt with the tide
I wanna float on a boat, I wanna surf when I slide
I wanna open my soul, and find my purpose inside
I know it’s in there, but I really just don’t know where it hides


It was kinda bizarre
When I got in my car
And left it all behind
I thought I’d lost mind
But I just closed my eyes
And hit the road to drive
No clock to watch
So I aint know the time
I was so surprised
I felt so alive
Oakleys polarized
So the sun don’t roast my eyes
On the open road
I’m feelin like Dolemite
Even though I took a gamble
And just rolled the dice

So now I’m feeling free
Cuz its where I wanna be
And between me and you
I don’t never wanna move
(4x)

If you gotta dream
You better follow it
If you fighting pride
You betta swallow it
If you have a doubt
Just acknowledge it
It’s cool to be afraid
But don’t be a cowardice
(2x)



So when I did arrive
The time change my life
Now I can say I really did it
And it made me like
A pioneer on the frontier
Native like
I7iu7e was a Sioux chief, amazing right
Maybe I’d
Find a babe, with hazel eyes
Make my wife, have babies, live a lazy life
That aint happen
But the point I was makin, guy
Is you can do anything if you make ya mind
Track Name: iLLsubliminaL '17
ILLsubliminaL

(Hook)

(i)
Baby, don't believe the hype
Baby girl, I probably not even ya type
And I know this might be a surprise
But, You know I’m leaving ya right

And yea, I know it hurts that its true
But I don’t see a future with you
Boo

(Hook)
Ill-su-bli-minal

(Break)
I have dreams
I have thoughts
If you do
Then you know too
That one things clear
This just sometimes
Doesn’t feel like love
If it did it would show in the cards
And would show in our hearts
But we going too hard
Our heart broken with scars
And we growing apart


Now baby girl, I don’t mean no harm
And I, really hope this doesn’t leave a scar
But this, ship has set sail, well, free of charge
And really, the love we had kinda seemed a farce
And it, doesn’t mean that our love was lost
But uh, real talk, you know this love was off
And if, you ever think you might need to talk
Just maybe, baby, I might receive the call
Naw

(Hook)
Ill-su-bli-minal




(Break)
I have dreams
I have thoughts
If you do
Then you know too
That one things clear
This just sometimes
Doesn’t feel like love
If it did it would show in the cards
And would show in our hearts
Instead we going too hard
Our heart broken with scars
Now we growing apart




(Hook)
Ill-su-bli-minal
Track Name: TroubleHouse
Trouble House

Why you waiting
For what you waiting for

So lets break it down, all the way to the ground til a crater found from the rubble in the trouble house

Girl, I know you wanna dance,
C’mon girl, take my hand
So what you gotta man
Work them hips into a trance
Work them thighs until you cramp
It’s so hot my shirt is damp
Tell the DJ up the bass and blow the mutha fuckin amp
Running game, on a dame, get her name, spark a flame,
Spark a change, in the scene, I’m in her ear, then in her jeans
You can’t intervene cuz we livin in a dream
You aint never seen this innovative parody
I spit it exquisite with illustrative clarity
Epistemic metaphysical integrity
What I spit is sick acidic liquid kerosene
Hella metaphors for better terraforming
Hella hype crowds when I'm there performing
Telling empathetic therapeutic stories
That they can take for later to better their core being
Developing better characters age fourteen
Overzealously meritorious or heroic themes
So incredulous it’s imperative that we always be

Why you waiting
For what you waiting for

So let’s break it down, all the way to the ground til a crater found from the rubble in the trouble house

Oooooh, girl, damn you so fine
I can’t getchu out my mind
I know you like me too
I can see it in your eyes
Little miss cutie play so hard to get
Cuz most dudes trash, like a garbage can
But my love is butter baby, aint no margarin
This aint a flea market bargain that I’m offering
It’s a one of kind, kind of a time share
So come and unwind, consign your lion share
I provide a sublime moment of fantasy
Verily carefully I decided you’s a rarity
Its apparent you embarrassed by brevity
Secondly, yes indeed, you are lethal weaponry
So I gotta frisk you, before I take the risk boo
This is not an act boo, so no won’t be miscues
No you won’t be misused, I aint mister rick rude
So c’mon baby girl, come and get it, get with this boo

Why you waiting
For what you waiting for

So let’s break it down, all the way to the ground til a crater found from the rubble in the trouble house


Oooooh, Its getting hot in here
You done sweated outcha hair
This crowd is getting kinda weird
Girl, lets get up outta here
Racing down broadway
Til we get back to my hotel, oh yea, making out, jaw break
Netflix and chill, yea I love ya sex appeal
But fucking on the first night really kinda wrecks the deal
Aint’ looking for a ho
Ain’t looking for a slut
Ain’t booking for a show
Ain’t looking for a nut
I’m looking for classic lady
Old fashioned like the 80s
Baby making, dirty dancing, Patrick Swayze
So let’s get a lil crazy, faded maybe
Til Sunday morning come and we feeling lazy all daily
I’m into you like laces in ya tennis shoes
So don’t be a skeptic or even cynical
So let’s take it to the heavens, to the pinnacle
Let’s take it to forever, baby, just me and you


Why you waiting
For what you waiting for

So let’s break it down, all the way to the ground til a crater found from the rubble in the trouble house
Track Name: FameMachine
Fame Machine

Oh, so you got talent
You know you got the illmatic so you know they gotta have it
Can’t give it free, gotta charge a fee, make believe it’s a need
They buy it automatic
Now, all eyes on me
Gotta sacrifice time and privacy
Me and Paparazzi playing hide and seek
Ghost in the Rolls Royce phantom driving streets
So, now, the money’s in play
Keep a hundred in case
Feeling sly, wanna buy the whole place
Now the honey’s in a daze
The hataz constipated looking funny in the face
Wait, he expresses excessive taste
He’s moving too fast, he exceeds successes pace
Smith and Wesson just in case
Lunatics lose it, gotta keep my family safe

Hook**
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, its changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, its changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, its changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Changing me

Oh, so now you got fame
Now they know ya name, but you swore you’d never change
But that was all vain
Cause now they know your name
And now that has all changed
Ironic how I’m honest
St. Thomas Aquinas
Until Judas ruses with pirates
Accusing i7iu7e of defiance
Trying to knock him off his feet, cause he peaked the highest
But my mystique’s messiah
Supreme ethereal being, pleading peace and quiet
I beseech thee liars
Who can’t reach the pyre
I’m gone meet the fire
But we need the needle cuz
We love the fame, we need the drug
We need the fix, we need the buzz
I’m a fiend, it seems I need it cuz

Hook**
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Changing me

Can you handle pressure
Can you motivate yourself, to channel extra effort
Or will you Heath Ledger
Living in heaven having to watch your own legend
Cocaine with Cobain
No pain but more prone to throw thangs
Cuz of anger that flames like propane
If I die out of the lime light with no fame
No name for fans to cheer
No gain when antsy pansies feign to fear
Can you tame the beast
Shit I know I can, man, I came to feast
Porsche with suicide doors,
Parked Amy Winehouse, but do I die for it
Truly I’m foreign
It’s all bad apples, like fruit and I’m orange

Hook**
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Changing me

Will you sell your soul
Or ass like the Kardashians show
Or go for fame like a pro
And have the masses follow your actions around the globe
Either way the blade favors none
Ask MJ, why change ya face, son
Ask Mike Tyson, if they played him dumb
Yo, ask O.J., aye, who made you run
Fame
Running plays for scum
Moneys pays, for some
A hundred ways to stunt
I know I done it as favor, like maybe once
Back when I wasn’t born in 1981
Call me crazy, but I’m paid upfront
A flight to Beijing, for an Asian lunch
Private planes, trains , on the way a blunt
Lamborghinis in Dubai, my favorite, son, one

Hook**
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Taking over, it’s changing me
It’s the fame machine
I can feel it in my veins
Changing me
Track Name: MikeTyson
Mike Tyson

You took the bass I kept in the cupboard
Don’t feel safe, I’m gone getchu sucka
You took my woman, you took my money
And you kept the change, you mutha fucka

Imma chase you down the street
Boi imma chase you up the river
You can run, but you can’t hide from me
And don’t look back, I’m jack the ripper

Imma get it plus the extra fees
Boi it ain’t no sense running from me
You shoulda known never mess wit me
Cuz boi, you bout to get, bout to get what’s coming


BreaK

Im looking for the KO, looking for it now
If he a glass jaw joe you know he going down
(4x)

And he don’t want it with these fisticuffs
I wish the mutha fucker would try to test his luck
His ass gone need plastic, they way I mess him up
And aint gone be a safe passage, when I catch his butt
Cuz

You took my gift and you took my glory
I’m bout to end you and end yo story
This ain’t lie, swear to God I’m honest
This aint a threat, you can bet, I promise

Boi you bet not let me catch you sleepin
Cuz I’mma be the nightmare that you dreamin
I know yo fate, I've sign and sealed it
Cuz boi its bout that time, I know you feel it

Say boi I hope you said them prayers
Cuz I’m about to send you back to yo maker
On that cliff, it ain’t gone be no jumpin
Cuz you bout to get, bout to get what’s coming


Im looking for the KO, looking for it now
If he a glass jaw joe you know he going down
(4x)

Boi, I can see it now
I’m dropping bombs on that face like Vietnam
And ain’t nobody gone be around
The way I beat him down and leave his ass bleeding out
You gave me every reason, hoe ass clown
So when I see you, best believe that when it’s going down
Track Name: GuitarJones '17
Guitar Jones

(Hook)
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it when it hear that guitar jones

(i)
I do it for the love
I feel it, get a buzz
Amigo, it’s an epidemic, you can get it cuz
The misses only think all im hitting is clitoris
My style is rough, tough when rugged, vigorous

I’m zonin
I’m jonesin
I’m focused
I’m lotused
I’m potent
I’m flowin
I’m slowin
I’m frozen
I’m open
I’m closin
I’m only
The chosen
I’m owning
The moment
I own it
I’m on it

I keep my totem so that I can always know the world
I keep my soul in it so I can always get the urge
Writin the whole story, I gotta keep it thorough
Icing diamonds, the baby girl, she can keep the pearl

Impossible, unstoppable
Unblockable, improbable
All things, its probable I probably conquered dude
Infallible, incalculable
Unfathomable, a hazard truth
I’m grabbing fruit
Pass to you
Like Eve and Adam do



Jumpin guns
I’m the one
On the run
I’m the sun
Im the moon
I’m the light
I’m the stars
I’m the sprite
I’m the quark
I ignite
I’m the spark
I’m the night
I’m the dark
I’m in flight
I’m the lark

(Hook)
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it when it hear that guitar jones

(ii)
I’m never letting go
You gone have to pry it from my dead, cold fingers, in the winter when it snow
Even then it’ll still never leave my soul
Thus I will never ever, ever lose control

I’m zonin
I’m jonesin
I’m focused
I’m lotused
I’m potent
I’m flowin
I’m slowin
I’m frozen
I’m open
I’m closin
I’m only
The chosen
I’m owning
The moment
I own it
I’m on it



My heart was born, nourished, forged from the art of war
A sage of martial arts, a samurai, I brought a sword
The wisdom I impart, high in smart, you should not ignore
Another level, upper decker, hit the higher chords

Critical, lyrical
Full empirical mirrored truths
Clearer views, you hearing dude
I’m nearer new, thus never nearing you
I don’t fear the truth, I cheer for the news
Here for the few
Don’t fear what I do
A new school, fusion of cool

Jumpin guns
I’m the one
On the run
I’m the sun
Im the moon
I’m the light
I’m the stars
I’m the sprite
I’m the quark
I ignite
I’m the spark
I’m the night
I’m the dark
I’m in flight
I’m the lark

(Hook)
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it hard yo
I really feel it when it hear that guitar jones
Track Name: Can You
Can You

I wanna love you girl so hard
But I worry you won’t play you part
For protection girl I stay on guard
And this space probably breaks yo heart
I try to change
I try to open up
I know it’s lame
But inside I know I’m broken up
Cuz when I gave it all before they just tore it up
Just talking bout it now got me choking up
And I don’t wanna re hash those feelings
Cuz then all those scabs start peeling
I get mad and talk bad bout people
Curse the world, call it trash and evil
And just cause I might have to leave you
And not care, I don’t have to see you
All these feelings, I don’t even try and fight’em
Cuz real talk girl you probably just like’em

Hook
Can you even stand to love a man like me
I ain’t never gonna change, why can’t you see
Do you really think that you can even handle me
You aint never even really seen me angry
I’m a wild animal, ain’t no taming me
I’m too far gone, aint’ no sane in me
Do you really think that you can be the answer key
Would you really even want to take on chance on me


And yea, it might be cool for awhile
You might be the reason i7iu7e choose to smile
And it might even seem like you calmed me down
And it might even seem like i7iu7e falling, wow
But it’s a matter of time before I doubt you
I’m so paranoid, I swear the noise clouds truth
And now your presence is just developing foul moods
And all I wonder is when you leaving and how soon
This jealousy overzealously rages
It’s a felony definitely vagrant
Whatever you telling me, better be amazing
Cuz otherwise this love will die and turn to hatred
I feel where my heart was is now vacant
And now my bad attitude feels flagrant
I’m sorry girl, this love, I can’t take it
Cuz when I expose myself I feel naked
Hook
Can you even stand to love a man like me
I ain’t never gonna change, why can’t you see
Do you really think that you can even handle me
You aint never even really seen me angry
I’m a wild animal, ain’t no taming me
I’m too far gone, aint’ no sane in me
Do you really think that you can be the answer key
Would you really even want to take on chance on me

In the end, yea we just might make it
And our bond will go far beyond breaking
And this match might be heaven in the making
Matter a fact, this covenant might be sacred
And I imagine that would pass as something special
I always fathomed that love could be the vessel
I feel a calm peace in me starting to settle
I’m letting go, and letting love, unless you
Start losing your grip on what you promised
Cuz breaking up will awaken the caged monster
I tried to warn ya, girl, I tried to stop ya
But you swore you could take whatever I brought ya
Now you can see why I pushed you away
It wasn’t a game, but you just kept pushing play
I tried to leave, but you just begged me stay
You shoulda left me where I laid, but now it maybe too late

Hook
Can you even stand to love a man like me
I ain’t never gonna change, why can’t you see
Do you really think that you can even handle me
You aint never even really seen me angry
I’m a wild animal, ain’t no taming me
I’m too far gone, aint’ no sane in me
Do you really think that you can be the answer key
Would you really even want to take on chance on me

Can you even stand to love a man like me
Do you really think that you can even handle me
Do you really think that you can be the answer key
Would you really even want to take on chance on me
Track Name: Who Knows
Who Knows

Gimme all the fame and the glory, yea I want that
Trailblazing flames, from my launch pad
Shopping in Frontenac, jack, I flaunt cash
Hataz talking shit, but they taunts trash

I go the distance, persistent, I finish every inch
I never pop from pressure, whenever I’m in a pinch
I’ll never wake from this lucid dream I’m living in
Never mention submission, I’m never givin in

You’ll never see me, cuz I’m speedin in a tinted Benz
Cruising Missouri, St. Louis, I’m a billiken
This music is a revolution, truly, militant
Accusers stupid, looking foolish, cuz I’m innocent

Damn right, and I’ll never show’em caution
Fighting right through fatigue and exhaustion
Until I get the fame and claim a fortune
I want it all, I won’t settle for a portion

And I don’t give a damn whatever man hoards it
I’m holding the game ransom for extortion
It won’t exchange hands, unless I force it
Not even if I’m dead and gone pushing orchids


HOOK
Who can know
Who can know
Who can really know, what the future holds

I don’t really know, when truth be told
But I’ll let you know when the scoop unfolds

I got this feeling, I don’t really see it stopping
So I’m bout to blow the ceiling, get it popping
Tune ya TV to TMZ, if you watching
Cuz i7iu7e bout to be balling probably obnoxious

Like girl, oh you think I’m actin funny
I ain’t frontin, I’m just stuntin, we got money
I got a buzz, and it bee like we got honey
So quit trippin, get in the Bentley, is you comin



Oh you feel weird, being bourgeois
Honestly dear, I feel it too, ma
Nevertheless, lets hit Hawaii tomorrow
And peep the marine life, Hoo Rah

You better know, I’m investing in my future
Cuz when I get it, I won’t lose it being stupid
The FameMachine is a psychopathic guillotine
And I admit, the addiction, it might make me a fiend

And best believe I aint dying for a stupid cause
And I ain’t playing victim cuz of my human flaws
And I aint bugging, I aint drugging, I aint screwing broads
I’mma just take this fame and be a shooting star

HOOK
Who can know
Who can know
Who can really know, what the future holds

I don’t really know, when truth be told
But I’ll let you know when the scoop unfolds

I’m going hard til I’m buried in the grave yard
Unscarred by the fame, or a rape charge
No prison walls, or slander, even if hates hard
I’m only being known for spitting great bars
And hell no, joe, I never sold out
Cause I expose my soul every show sold out
I got what I asked for, wanna know how
Praying to God, got what asked for, no doubt

HOOK
Who can know
Who can know
Who can really know, what the future holds

I don’t really know, when truth be told
But I’ll let you know when the scoop unfolds
Track Name: Paranoia
Paranoia

Hook
Why I feel like this
Yo, why you feel like that
Man I feel like crap
I feel paranoid

So the first verse goes bout a girl
Who could have any dude she wanted in the world
Now you might think I’m exaggerating
But I swear she got every man straight salivating
She the broad on pause that’ll have you waiting
And at first cause, you’s acting mad patient
Investing time and money, we call that dating
You even have a good time and think the match made it
But, she a player, heart slayer, like Darth Vader
You was unaware, dumb and cared, heart aching
She had side niggaz, lies triggered, sly wit it
Her disguise was hiding in plain sight, nigga
Now she got you lookin foolish with a dunce cap
Pussy whipped, trippin, wishing she would come back
She got ya balls on the wall with a thumb tack
Never again, I been there and done that

They say, Hey i7iu7e, dude how you living
I say, aye, I’m cool when I’m really trippin
Man I really think I need a vacation
Cuz this paranoia gotcha boy straight anxious
And this feeling is getting old, way ancient
It’s a violation so I gotta make sanctions
I gotta go against the grain and make changes
Cuz this annoying paranoia is dangerous

Hook
Why I feel like this
Yo, why you feel like that
Man I feel like crap
I feel paranoid

Now the second verse is about the world
The current state affairs, they make me wanna hurl
They running the education system like business
The kids listless, social media the only interest
Racism, oh racism
The pain of slavery and segregation stay with them
But I see so many bi-racial babies, how’s hate in them
I guess our core beliefs are poisoned with snake venom
We fighting wars on terror, but the error
Is that we really fighting a war against ourselves
Take a peer in the mirror, it becomes clearer
How money has America like a whore getting nailed
Politicians villains, stealing from people like bandits
And God is missing like the secrets of Atlantis
If you like me, you a praying mantis
But don’t sway, cuz I aint got the answers

Hook
Why I feel like this
Yo, why you feel like that
Man I feel like crap
I feel paranoid

And I don’t give a damn if I get called out
I still wanna live crisp and ball out
I don’t want the world like the game fallout
I guess we just better call Saul now
We can change up, like a curve ball
And get it crackin or strike out, ending worse off
We gotta flag infractions, so ill make the first call
So when I do, don’t go soft on me, like a nerf ball
Its our best choice
And it’ll feel good like when the sex moist
Yea boy
So I’m hoping for the best
Like going over on a bet
Im just blowing over stress
Like yoga poses for a stretch
I won’t go for phony steps
Like goalies holding over nets
Posers focused on the neg
Yo lets choke’em all to death
No, I’m jokin more or less
Just throw’em overboard unless
They go and vote for more of yes
Hold ya head up for success
Track Name: The Last Time
The Last Time

Every time I close my eyes, is this the last time...

Is it the last time I’ll ever see you again
I shed a tear with every inkblot, dropped from my pen
I wonder were you really ever my friend
Because of how easily you let it all end
We all make mistakes, sometimes over again
Some of us are stubborn never making amends
I know its hard thinking outside of our skin
I know its easy to just justify all the ends
I’ve never been one to break, but I do tend to bend
Changing my shape, in case, I ever need to fit in
But then again, maybe I won’t, maybe I don’t
Cuz in the end, I never followed the trends


Dear mama, thanks for giving me birth
Lovely Diana, thanks for being my first
Aunt Judy, truly thanks for showing my worth
And Grandmama, praying, thanks for all of ya Church
Uncle Tracy, thanks for showing me strength
Grandpa, and Rose, I’ll never forget
Pop, thanks for finally coming around
Big bro, thanks for never letting me down
All my homies, thanks for me being my friends
All my other fam, nothing but love til the end
To my neph and sis, I wish you the best of the luck
If you ever need a thing, I’ll come in the clutch