k-os Superstarr, Part Zero

Yo the year is 2002

It’s the end of the jiggy era

People on the planet Earth are tired

In an effort to aid a great shipment millions of bodies incarnate (GET UP!)

To rock mic’s

Complex, this hip hop alchemy

When I was a kid I watched Electric Company

Now I’m all grown living life to the bone

New tone, spaceship take me home

Back to the seventh sun the seventh one

When I drop patience, Kevin’s Dun

This eloquent macula is black enough

To bring a shake to Dracula

Uh, I’m hitting them with synonym adrenaline

Then I send them to the kingdom of the heavens

A matter of time before this rhyme

Infiltrates the bloodstream into the mind

Of a man living a life in Babylonia

So lonely she went to California

Frisco, hypno’s, get clothes

Crystals, take it back to the raw rap

(You, you blind baby. You’re blind from the fact oh yeah cause you’re

watching that garbage!)

[Chorus x2]

Ooh I love this girl

She’s a superstar

You can change the world

You’re a superstar

(Okay, here we go. First two.)

Yo, I got a lyrical shot aimed at the T. Dot

Telling me that you are, when you know that you’re not

Uptown, chilling at the corner store

Thinking, “Why the hell do I front, I’m hardcore”

Like Castro, master flows pass the golden links

Whatever you think its all old, you get it?

Whatever the cost I will not floss

Emcees act the boss they all get tossed

Off the plank

Hold the dank I don’t burn

I got a lot to say but really lots to learn

Turn, baby you’re just not concerned

Whatever earned, thinking of the most high earned

I flip with this some hit, some miss

Don’t get fooled by lyrical ventriloquist the twist

Most flee I’m Kris ?Najy?

Come back to flip rap

Do it to crowd make ’em clap

Superstar, superstar, superstar

[Chorus x2]

Ooh I love this girl

She’s a superstar

You can’t change the world

You’re a superstar

(Get up! Get up! Come on!)

k-os Joni Mitchellin’ Peelin Out

[Ron Burgundy]

“I look good

I mean really good

Hey everyone, come and see how good I look!”

[K-OS]

We gotta bring back the clock

Kit that out there

Hit that old school lyrics yo

Ha ha

Yo

Positive vs negative causes electrical charge

Like it at the bar like it I’m a lover at large

En garden

Begging your pardon

Harden, scorchin’

Always ringing the bells

I never barge in

I’m easy

Greasy rockin’ chicks

Keep me dizzy

I’m busy with socks with tizzy

We hail from T-drizzy

It’s K, Canada

I’m manager

I’m amateur

Damage your RAM

With my planet’s sublaminal stamina

Go red to black

Respect

Rock it I’m getting down

Rocking the cold sound

Joni Mitchell and peeling out

Break it down

I’m wit it

I admit it

I going to get it

I’m about to hit it

Ask if I did it

Rise the depths

Hit the steps

Took away my breath

Quiet as kept

Please respect the architect

When I blast

I’m nasty

I’m down so fasty

And with my marijuana

Homie’s so everlasting

[Chorus]

All alone

Floating out here

me and the microphone

In the atmosphere

Who’s on the throne

And are you the coming down here?

G O D help us please

S O S

S O S

S O S

[fades]

[Saukrates]

Yeah, hope you got your choir focals on

I’m in every four corners of the globe alone

Mile hight, like stockton

And home alone

Me and kevin connect

We win like Oprah’s on

Yeah

I don’t mean to provoke your calm

You a hater now

Cuz I wrote this song

The rope is on you now

I’m searching for redemption

I’m running through the Shawshank with a hopeful poem

Hands full of em

Back the earth

Cats we keep peeling em

To run away no joke man

Its my fault your heart

Crush like a coke can

Hah, I should have been there for ya

But I’m with the satellites

So, talk to my lawyer

Yeah, I swear it would be different

I thought we could be the best of friend

In the end

I mean…

[Chorus]

All alone

Floating out here

me and the microphone

In the atmosphere

Who’s on the throne

And are you the coming down here?

G O D help us please

k-os Faith Pt. 2

[Verse 1: Drake]

Thought I’d never see the light of day

You can thank me later for the record

I don’t even need it right away

I just really need it right away

So that I can lane switch

Trust anybody that I came with

They will be here when I ain’t rich

I-I-I swear, I know, they are in the boat I row

E’rrybody in it gotta paddle, motherfucker won’t let go

I done made a hundred thousand dollars every season I was on that show

I’ve been told I was next by a legendary that was on Death Row

It’s a secret, I’m a tell ’em, rappers only claiming they get paid

I’ve been gettin love in the club ever since a nigga came in underage

I just put Patron in the pineapple and I do the same with lemonade

Let my money flow through the air, I can make it rain on your parade

I can do it, I can do it and I know the rumours get around

I’m a take my city to the top and then I’m a never let ’em down

I’m a show a lot of people love, I’m a give ’em credit where it’s due

Anyone that got it I can do it, this the one I dedicate to you

[Chorus:]

I’m gon do what I want

Cause this life’s made for living

You got to know nothings for sure

Faith in the stars

I’m gon do what I want

Cause this life’s what I’m given

Gotta keep my faith in the dark clouds

[Verse 2: K-OS]

Cardiac arrest rap tag

Wait a sec, wait a minute, I’ve been in it from beginning

Spinnin’ raps like my heart was a tape deck, yes

I’ve been on the block, freestyling, wylin’ while I was a yout’

Many wonder what the truth it, when the future’s like a tattoo

Gotta make haste while the sun shines

If you only live one time when the spaceships arrive from the skies

I’ll be flyin’, I’m not lyin’ I’m sublime in my alpah state

Let the heart palpitate

Let the soul just astroplane

Here’s a secret, let me tell ’em

We’re the ones that started rock n roll

Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, platform shoes and an afro comb

Me ET phone home, BET play my song

Had faith oh so long, that’s why we both flowed on so

Ohhhhh, I’m like another message they sent on the bottle

Now people knooooooow…

‘Bout a freak of nature with a pen and paper

Can’t escape in the ether if you got faith, yeah

See that

[Chorus:]

I’m gon do what I want

Cause this life’s made for living

You got to know nothings for sure

Faith in the stars

I’m gon do what I want

Cause this life’s what I’m given

Gotta keep my faith in the dark clouds

k-os Commandante

[K-Os]

This is an ambush

Yo, check it

[Verse 1]

Lookin’ at my watch it’s about that time to ascend with this art of Zen

Another rhyme manifested in the physical miracle emcee-in’

Leading to a revolution

Solution is seeing the mind as it rotates

Make no debate, when I regulate, all the gens will terminate

‘Cause we cut and slice irrelevance to the bone

And decapitate rappers that idolize Al Capone or Jimmy Hoffa

Not a hip-hop poppa, just a vigilante with the mic that I shot ya

Chopped up, beat ’em and we proceeded to rock the bells

Movin’ quite well, so we got ’em hopped up

Trained, raw, like Big Daddy Kane

Plus I’m born on the same day as Kurt Cobain

Rap +Nirvana+, call me the beat piranha

Without the drama, yeah

[Hook]

Don’t get this wrong

This revolution song

Hoping the wind can blow your way for once

A man is truly dead when confident

That’s why we’re all still waiting here so long

[Verse 2]

Astrologically, I’m the water and the fish

Made a wish, now I’m stone-cold lyrical catalyst

I don’t eat fish, chicken or hamburger

But I eat 40 emcees on a hot plate

God’s great

Magnificent and munificent

This is militant, in particular significant

To the people, masses,lower classes

Making the hardest of hard keloidal and flaccid

Contaminants with backstage laminate sheet unoriginal thoughts

That’s why we stay adamant

Which we perceive to alter the mind-state

Making time wait, holding us up for hostage

I lost it somewhere back in ’96

When it’s safe I’ll play the game, I’m back in the mix

With a brand-new bag of magic and pixie dust

Love hip-hop, pray it never turns into lust (take it out)

[Hook]

Don’t get this wrong

This revolution song

Hoping the wind can blow your way for once

A man is truly dead when confident

That’s why we’re all still waiting here so long

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Aiiiiiieeeee!

[Hook]

Don’t get this wrong

This revolution song

Hoping the wind can blow your way for once

A man is truly dead when confident

That’s why we’re all still waiting here so long

Commandante, come back home

Commandante, come back home

Commandante, come back home

That’s why we’re all still waiting here so long

k-os CatDieseL

[K-oS:]

Hey…

Recognize!

I got a new name; get up on this [x8]

I got…

I was sad, I was sad, I was sad

Until I heard her guitar…

Shinning like the stars

From outside an opera bar

On the east side

The way she played it made me feel like I was back home…

Her eyes are like two suns shining down on this desert I roam…

Tell him, tell him

That is why I…

I can’t take this feeling in my heart anymore

Time for me to step and make my way through the door

If by chance I see you on this road once again

I can guarantee you that I will not pretend

Okay, so what’s new is it really the old pursuit

I met home girl on the corner of Broad view

And Queen, and she was that, power to hypnotize

Strumming on the guitar and telling me no lies

Behind the dark skin, was a soul of Isis

Priceless, Aquarius Pisces I was a fish

And she was the water, heavenly daughter

With southern twang claiming to be from Georgia

But I couldn’t believe she had to be from galaxies

Far beyond and Kevin was so fond

Of the shape of her hands

I studied the lines in her face

Wondering if she knew what’s the secret of human race is

Face it

I drop the Megatron Bomb

Thanks to Terry and Jackie I just stay calm

I got my heart broke one shot gun, blaow!

But that’s okay; I got a new name now

I got a new name; get up on this [x8]

Yo!

Dance to the [x8]

I can’t take this feeling in my heart anymore

Time for me to step and make my way through the door

If by chance I see you on this road once again

I can guarantee you that I will not pretend

k-os NYCE 2 Know Ya

Nyce 2 know ya [x3]

I live inside your head just like the day before tomorrow.

And spending most our lives recalling things we already know.

I tried so hard to steal the sky and call it heaven bound.

At times I feel like I’m alone like a new kid in town

She said I need your love that’s what she said

She said she had to break the mirrors that exist in her head

I often wonder if I could keep you gone from minds and things

But then I feel the heat and wind beneath these angel wings

Nice to know ya

Can’t believe it’s almost over now and you just wanna let me go

Nice to know ya

And when I look up at your picture I see somebody I ain’t seen before

Nice to know ya

Cause every time you talk about it how come I’m always the last to know

Nice to know ya

Even though you don’t deserve me cause you would rather close the door

Nice to know ya

I’d rather run then work this out

You left the sun cause you burned it out

Ain’t no time to waste

I already had my taste I gotta find another way

You and I go in and forever out of place because I’m leaving you today

Ooh never change always be the same driving slow on purpose up in my fast lane

Then again I think you reason with the heaven perception is reality perceived that I be leaving

I know the reason you need something to believe in,

God she’s the type to kick a sleeping dog

Raw when I eat the beef like a freak I’ma [?] turning the other cheek

I don’t wanna be the one to tell you it’s over

I’m wise enough to see the sun I’m finally sober

I’m moving on you can’t prove me wrong girl

There’s nothing left to say cause I’m gone

Nice to know ya

Can’t believe it’s almost over now when you just wanna let me go

Nice to know ya

And when I look up at your picture I see someone I ain’t seen before

Nice to know ya

Cause every time we talk about it how come I’m always the last to know

Nice to know ya

You know you don’t even deserve because you would rather close the door

Nice to know ya.

k-os Fantastique

[K-OS]

Yo, uh uh uh uh uh

This is the mission out a small time thing

Let me tell you bout what happened when the phone went

I was chillin’ at the crib with this girl named Wise

She was kissin’ my brain, caressin’ my third eye

When the phone rang, I couldn’t believe it

Told myself to forget it, ignore it, leave it

But just when things started goin’ great

It rang again, I said hold up, wait

Picked up the phone, “Yeah who the hell is this?”

Somebody said, “This is serious business

Hip hop is dyin’ it’s all Darth Vader

So pick up your mic and swing your light sabre.”

The Skywalker, the fly talker from the T-dot

We got, beats and lyrics to get you up

Kick in the door, wavin’ my ASR

Who got my back? In fact it’s Figure Four

I keep it raw, cross the city just like gore

Rappers are claimin’ to be hardcore

But never no more

[Chorus: K-OS]

Some just lost, they floss they don’t get it

When I fall off things I’m quick to admit it

If you love this life I know you’ll get with it

Cause all in all it’s fantastique

Some just lost, they floss they don’t get it

When I fall off things I’m quick to admit it

If you love this life I know you’ll get with it

Cause all in all it’s fantastique

[K-OS]

There’s only two digits; zero and number one

But some get fooled by countin’ bullets in a gun

I make a run, with that renegade Red 1

We so close you can figure us cousins

So step up if you want to get taxed

Hip hop used to be black, but now it laxed

The brick cause they mostly spit like demonology

My psychology not dependant on pimpology

Cause pimps just react to things, men make em happen

This rappin’ dedicated to soul clappin’

If you got soul, than The Infinite’s in control

Stop using mine, people to legitimize

Youself cause you raped the Earth and tell lies

My man positive intelligent and wise

I don’t suck energy son, I energize

This is dedicated to make it live, bring it back

[Chorus: K-OS]

k-os Entrance

“Hey, this is John Salley, welcome back to the John Salley show.

We were doin’ a break from the talking about the record (y’know, cos I listen to the record).

You got hip-hop…R&B…some rock, just, just tell me this, this one question, y’know what is this?”

k-os Ballad Of Noah

I am conflicted

Traveling the path of the soul, so gifted

Still unable to break the mold, I lifted

The veil and still could not see

Insisted my existence began with me

Seems that I lost much, lost touch of reality

It cost much of the soul what a fallacy

This world is at times, I can’t escape

See myself with new eyes, now I’m trying to take

The first step on a path that I know is paved with much difficulty

So I think I must save myself from a world that is falling down

All around me

I hear the sounds of laughter calling after me, falling too fast

My close friends are asking me

Casting their glance at each other as they speak with outstretched hands

Like I might be a victim of circumstance

But I run

[Chorus: x2]

If you reach a dead end trail

Pray to god it’ll never fail

We’ve all walked in each other’s shoes

But everybody sings the blues

Under the sky cross the land with a horse

It felt like the sky and the land were divorced.

The way wasn’t easy, a rock in the past

Said “what’s the matter with you” and the rock just laughed

Carrying a load for the conscious untoiling

I went to the water and the water was boiling

The load was heavy and rocks filled my course

My horse drank the water and the water killed my horse

I tried to keep going, weak in the knee

A righteous wind blew and it was speaking to me

The way seemed harder since my horse been dead

I couldn’t understand everything the wind said

Looked up at the sky and seen something strange

Returned to my country and my country was up in flames

The trees were bleeding; they said they couldn’t hide me

Where will I run to without my horse beside me?

[Chorus x2]

Just like King Midas turned things to gold

I touched my soul and felt my warm blood turn cold

I was told we paint the picture we want to see

The dream, she’s the woman, I’m a machine

Jacqueline is my mother, but not Onassis

Wearing sunglasses taking me to pray on Sunday

Not one day, but three, we attended the church

Watched my father get up, grab the bible, and then work

The scripture, get the picture?

Preacher in my blood

And people in my hood, no threat of attack

Just a jean jacket and an Arcade quarter to numb the fact

From a peasy headed kid who was afraid to be black?

Imagine that type of ghetto, it still isn’t settled

I play sex pistols and listened to heavy metal

I ate lunch all by myself in a meadow

And healed every scar with wishing to be a star

Now it’s on, so tell me why I sing a sad song

Who’s the pawn, was I being fooled all along?

Not at all cause now I’m strong

Innocence deterred, was never gone, I feel it coming, the break of dawn

[Chorus x2]

k-os Sunday Morning

[Chorus:]

Everyday is Saturday night, but I can’t wait for Sunday morning, Sunday morning

[Verse 1:]

It’s the same thing, back in the cold

People know people come and go it bores me

Same thing

Seems like I’m trapped in the world where the servants they serve time

Time waits on no man

So when people fall like me

I

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 2:]

Walking down blocks

Pictures don’t stop

Pictures inside my dome

This is not me

I’m just afraid to be here all alone

Hurry up, wait

Quit it don’t stop

I’m drowning in the self

This is not me

Where is my revolution, but

If you want to own me

I am not concerned

If you follow me

I know that I can learn

You might be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen

All I know is music

All, All I’ve ever known

[Chorus x2]

(Let’s go!) [x4]

[Chorus x3]