Momentum

  1. Get This Party Started

    Everybody everybody in the place to be Open up your mind and let your soul be free I can feel the Most High shining on me, so… Let’s get this party started Everybody everybody in the place to be Open up your mind and let your soul be free I can feel the Most High smiling on we, so… Let’s get this party started Blind-sided by the blitz Come on baby it’s on I couldn’t wait to get on this You ain’t no quiet storm I’m gonna tell it like it is There ain’t no stopping us now Somebody shut me up so I can live out loud CHORUS Them people thought I was gone It’s been a long time comin’ But straight out the box We got the dark side runnin’ So Father, Most High won’t You show Yourself And shine on this record like nobody else

  2. What's Goin Down

    Welcome to the world of a kid named Mikey Who had only one reason to be hated be whitey Raised on a farm outside of South Bend Where they hated on him cause he was African American But three years later, Mikey was the town pride Basketball Mikey went and got himself a full ride Earned his acceptance on the hardwood floor And that’s something white America would never ignore Stop, hey, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s goin’ down Stop, hey, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s goin’ down What’s goin’ down tell me what’s goin’ down You wanna know just what’s goin’ down What’s goin’ down I’ll tell ya what’s goin’ down You wanna know just what’s goin’ down Take a look around Everything is comin’ down Do you hear the subtle sounds Of our morality slippin’ People on the go We’ll be reapin’ what we sow Yeah we say we want to know But I got my suspicions Welcome to the world of a girl named Susie Susie’s only crime was that she was born a cutie Physically abused by her uncle and his friends Alcohol let ‘em all leave the house with grins But Susie couldn’t shake off the memories Forced to find her own kind of remedy A man-eater for the rest of her days Three kids, three men, no daddies by eleventh grade CHORUS What be goin’ diggy down When you find what you lost But you lose what you found

  3. Irene

    Hush little baby baby don’t you cry Daddy’s gonna sing you a lullaby Everything’s gonna be alright The Lord’s gonna answer your prayer tonight Hush little baby don’t you cry Daddy’s gonna sing you a lullaby Everything’s gonna be alright The Lord’s gonna answer your prayer Last night I had a dream you was the homecoming queen Today you’re 18, happy birthday Irene Quit school you had to drop out to raise your little child Doesn’t seem to be anyone around You got to reach up to touch rock bottom The powers that be keep you downtrodden Daughter of Zion, I heard your prayer Just cast your cares and please beware of snakes They come in all shapes and sizes Tempt you, put scales on your eyelids Don’t waste your sorrows They’ll give you strength… tomorrow Your Calvary’s about to come so Keep your head up, don’t you ever let up This storm will pass you be ready for the next one Hey little girl with the pressures of the world on your shoulders Don’t say that it’s over I heard your prayers, just cast your cares And I’ll be there so don’t you fear CHORUS Irene I carried you when you was too weak to walk I took to you when you gave your heart to God Faithful and true, that’s what I’ll always be to you Believe in you, believe in Me and these mountains have to move You have dreams and aspirations I knew you before creation Your foundation’s solid I will give you a palace, restore your soul You’ll be up for any challenge Many storms are on the way better sharpen your faith Count the cost, take up your cross And wear it every day Rest in Me and I will give you strength Blessed is she, Irene who seeks my face CHORUS Father I’m stronger than when I first believed

  4. J Train

    CHORUS I got a ticket, I got a ticket I got a ticket to ride (Gotta a ticket to ride to the other side) I got a ticket, I got a ticket I got a ticket to ride (Gotta ticket to ride to the other side) Ride ride wanna ride on the J Train On the J Train wanna ride on the J Train Ride ride wanna ride on the J Train On the J Train wanna ride on the J Train Sit back, relax put on your travelin’ gear No need to doubt so put aside your fear “Destination” out of this atmosphere It’s the J Train baby, we depart from right here No lines to fight no ticket to price I’m rollin’ first class ‘cause I’ve seen the light Try as you may but your money can’t buy A ticket on the J Line to the other side CHORUS Now I missed the Train more than once in my life Til’ the good conductor heard my Momma’s cry Hades to Glory in the blink of an eye Hear me now, hear me now while I testify Heard the whistle blow I felt a chill to the bone “All aboard” is what I heard I was headed for home Had a reclinable seat but I just had to stand Up on the “J” all the way to the promise land CHORUS Do you wanna ride say To the other side say If you wanna ride say Get on the Freak Line

  5. Do You Know

    Do you know where you’re going to Do you like the things that life is showing you Where are you going to Do you know This goes out to my man his name is True Blue For all the nights that your Daddy spent away from you For all the days that I told you “Maybe next time” Laid up in the studio consumed with my next rhyme What kind of lyric can I drop to make you think twice About the trials that you’re gonna face in this life I can lullaby even point you to the Most High Prayin’ every little thing is gonna be all right Someday my love isn’t gonna be fulfilling Try as I may, human love it hits a ceiling But I can sow the seeds, say a prayer, this I know If faith can move a mountain Surely God can make His spirit grow in you CHORUS This goes out to my little man t Mac For all the junk you’ve been carrying on your back My burden’s easy and My yoke is a featherweight And this you know yet you’re still a man of little faith What can I do to spring your knowledge into how you roll Don’t you have the Spirit and the letters that My people wrote My love stretches farther than your mind can conceive I’ve got a hand full of grace, a heart full of mercy Someday My son, your gonna find My love fulfilling Hope as I may, you’ve got to turn in when you’re willing I’ll take you as you are and just to add a human touch I gave to you a son so you can understand the Father’s love for you CHORUS God will light your path if you want Him to Just emphasize His lead and your dreams will come true From the Father to the Son to the multitudes He’s the lover of you soul, spiritual, baby do you know CHORUS

  6. Momentum

    Somebody said you better let go ‘Cause they said so But I could never let this thing go Don’t they even know what that means They call me obscene Say I wear my faith on my sleeve But I ain’t here to seek no glory End of story, I know the judge and the jury People always gotta ask who, what, when, and why But never wanna step to the light So I hear you say you wanna come and get some Should I mention I got your attention Know that I’m a man on a mission, my position is Momentum CHORUS Been on a roll for two thousand years or so We’ve got momentum baby Livin’ on the edge of obnoxious They call me raucous I’m a freak, I can’t stop this Ardently enthused about God No hand-me-down nod Your gonna get all I got High-steppin’ from the twenty on in Knees to my chin I’m rollin’ deep in momentum Burnin’ with the hard core flame No shame in this game I’m followin’ my heart not my brain CHORUS Been on a roll Cause we got souls that won’t die And this party ain’t over ‘til we take flight You’ve been told that we come bold on this side You ain’t never known the dilly ‘til we testify Cause have you ever heard of turnin’ water into wine And have you ever heard of givin’ sight back to the blind It’s undeniable we’re droppin’ the Truth on this track Cause once you start an avalanche there ain’t no turnin’ back CHORUS

  7. Yours

    Every time I turn my back I get the feeling that I'm 'bout to take a shot to the skully with a bat I'm out of control, need you to fill my soul up And could you shed a little light on the skeletons holed up My past is taking me to task And I can't guarantee how much longer I'll last Without You I'm a hopeless wreck So I cry out Your name as I drop to the deck Don't get me started, don't even get me started Don't get me started, don't even get me started I'm Yours Take me as I am I'm Yours So take this space between us and fill it up again I'm Yours Take me as I am I'm Yours So take this space between us and fill it up again Simple minded little punk Thought I was the junk Nobody ever told me that my doo-doo stunk What was I out of my mind Or was I just trippin' on an ego But You filled up the space and You never let me go Bullseye to the center of my soul One shot but it rocked like a fatal blow This love was Your gun, mercy Your shells Now I'm a dead man walkin' down a skinny trail I'm gonna shout it from the rooftops Give it all I got Shout it from the rooftops So you can take your best shot I'm gonna shout it from the rooftops Give it all I got Shout it from the rooftops Like it or not I'm a dead man walkin' I'm a dead man walkin' down the boulevard

  8. Wonderin' Why

    I’ve played in L.A. and D.C., Manhattan and Sydney
    And Kingston, Jamaica where my Mandy was made
    It’s 98 degrees in the straight-up shade
    I say I’m stickin’ with her for the rest of my given days

    “Somebody told me that you’re takin’ a break
    A sabbatical from rhymin’ on the records that you make
    A little birdie said that wasn’t the case
    They blamed your exodus on “DC” partners Kevin and Tait”

    “Hold up, I didn’t say all that”

    I wanna move the people on a hot summer’s day
    I wanna serve up the Truth like it’s pink lemonade

    CHORUS
    So if you’re wonderin’ why I
    Continue to try my
    Skills at this rap game
    Girl, I can’t get enough
    I been rockin’ the black folks
    And tellin’ those white jokes
    And people are people
    So just throw your hands up
    If you’re wonderin’ why I
    Continue to try my
    Skills at this rap game
    Girl, I can’t get enough
    I been rockin’ the church folks
    And tellin’ those same jokes
    So all of God’s people
    Won’t ya throw your hands up

    I’ve been away for some down time
    But thought it was ‘bout time
    To give my freaky people what they came here for
    I guess I needed some head space
    And felt that by God’s grace
    My homosapiens would still be up for some more
    I’m talkin’ God in my hip-hop
    If not, then my show stops
    And everyone around me knows I ain’t gonna sell –out
    To those bad guys, they pushin’ them white lies
    Tweak the word freak and you’ll be airing tonight guys

    CHORUS

    I wanna move the people on a hot summer’s day
    I wanna serve up the Truth like it’s pink lemonade
    I wanna give my people what they can’t deny
    I wanna light up the skies like the Fourth of July

  9. Somebody's Watching

    Suggestions, questions People want to know Is there life after talk Cause there’s talk on the row Twistin’ words that I’ve never even said To the ones that I trust Or my ”Boo” in our bed Will he make it, I bet he won’t As they’re runnin’ through the minutes On their cell phones So the picture’s painted You got the point And that junk’s creepin’ into my solo joint Sometimes I feel God in the middle of the night In the cool of the shade in the bright sunlight CHORUS I always feel like somebody’s watchin’ me Watch baby, watch baby, He got my back See I’m down with the King So I got it like that It’s no joke, I’ve been roped in Chokin’ on a bone From a fish in the school of your twilight zone You shook me, took me to another place Where the air I’m breathin’s like mace in my face If this controversy is your way You need to know I’ll never doubt my destiny ‘Cause I’m stickin’ to my guns like a son of the Light Feelin’ Dad, I’m feelin’ Daddy in the air tonight Sometimes I feel Grace in the middle of the night In the cool of the shade in the bright sunlight And sometimes I feel God in the midst of a show As the palm trees sway in an afterglow CHORUS

  10. Love Is In The House

    I clear my throat before I grab the mic I need uno momento Them cynics gonna ride me like a pinto No resentment do you comprehend my innuendo You still can't leave the party til you drop your crucial info Am I jaded in assuming that you're simply bound to do me Like them other lyricists who's message ain't so gloomy Pan my positivity cause love has let you down Cuz if they taste the love you tasted They'd be making sweeter sounds, 'T Government checks they flex with no dollars Two turntables and a plate full of collards Royalty checks reflects with few dollars But my DJ makes the people wanna holler [CHORUS] Love is in the house and the house is packed So much so I left the back door cracked Mama always said it's a matter of fact that when love is in the house the house is packed Love is in the house and the house is packed So much so I left the back door cracked Daddy always said that I wish I was black cuz when love is in the house the house is packed Packed like a baby nine months in the womb Man it was packed like the closet full of Nike's in my room Singin' Oh sweet Lord take me to the next level Where the love's much thicker than the stares of my devils So whether or not this is a dream or reality Let me appeal to the graces of His majesty Amazing it will be when this tree bears life My roots run to the river and the Giver of Life Corporate jets they flex with big dollars Two palm pilots and a room full of bawlers Royalty checks reflects with few dollars But amazing grace makes the people wanna holler [CHORUS] Woke up this morning, didn't know what to do There was people all around me tellin' me to sing the blues Said they ain't seen no happy since 1992 Then they turned to me thinking I'd agree and I offered this humble view

  11. Extreme Days

    We’re livin’ in extreme days Comin’ at ya like a whirlwind A hundred miles an hour’s where we’ll begin I spy the eye of apprehension Show me risk and you’ll get my attention Come on, can ya take it Bang to the bip I make ya wanna flip Take my trip and you can bust your lip I never fear ‘cause I live fearless Don’t even think for a second you can get with this Come on, I never fake it, come on These are extreme, extreme days We’re livin’ in extreme days These are extreme, extreme days We’re livin’ in extreme days I’m a freak from the burbs of the chocolate city Luther Jackson was my middle Pine Ridge my elementary School of hip hop 1979 And Sugar Hill had the skills that taught me to rhyme Got hip to Kiss and I tripped on Zeppelin So Mr. Therapist, “Why did I go this direction?” God had a plan to end all my schemes I had a dream He said to be….extreme CHORUS Just the other day I saw a kid Who flipped his hat to the back and he called it a lid You know what else he did? He stacked books from the floor to ceiling Said somethin’ bout trying to get to heaven And he was only eleven So he climbed to the top with outstretched arms And he screamed at the top of his lungs Move out my way Give up the mic “X” to me is extremely Christ Livin up in me Like it or not Put an “X” on my chest ‘Cause X marks the spot

  12. In The Air

    I had a dream last night about the other side And I must confess that it was quite the ride I had a dream last night and the fact that you weren’t there Gave me quite the scare People were afloat all around me Yet their weightless state never seemed to astound me Everything was grand till I noticed one thing That you, my friend, weren’t on the scene There in the air I’ve been workin’ all morning trying to spin my dream Cause I just can’t believe you weren’t in my dream Remember you and I said we would paint the sky And the leaves on the trees and the stars at night We made beats and we even wrote rhymes And played golf, I think, a million times Now we never got around to spiritual matters But we sure made time for our mindless chatter CHORUS I wanna see you there In the the air One day we’ll be singin’ (Hallelujah) I wanna see you there In the the air One day we’ll be singin’ (Hallelujah) Hello, wassup (wassup), how ya doin’ (just fine) I was sorta wonderin’, could we make the time (Just kick it) why not (at our usual spot) Latte’s in May, mine cold, yours hot (So where we goin’) much deeper than our usual chat (Like who’s beats is weak and who’s beats is phat) Nah, my man, this some next level junk (Like when we discussed if Tiger Woods could dunk) Just meet me there, seven o’clock, rain or shine With a fat cup of bean and a wide open mind

Release Year

2001