My House

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Verse 1
Hour after dark, 10pm on the mark
and it's frickin' cold out
Union Square Park, when's the cypher start?
Grey said 9 we said "No doubt"
Should've known better than you show up on time,
No reason to whine...more evening to rhyme
I am most inclined to remind y'all here
How hip-hop sounds when it's improvised
Speech on the fly with a gleam in his eye
Spittin' about anything within reach of his mind:
Mullets on short skirts, gold chains, ripped shirts
current controversy with the Catholic Church -
Whatever's in range is free game and creates
a verse no other moment could hope to contain
Proponent of ownin' the moment,
the only onus is on the shoulders of the bogus
I'm ridin' donuts around opponents!
WHOOO! Taggin' in, taggin' out!
People gathered round, time to really turn it out
3 cheers to commandeered ears and no peers here
to switch gears and drive away the crowd
No doubt, emcees with ease
I feel more at home than a set of draperies
With a slew of new things and a cool winter breeze
We're more welcome here than the birds and the bees
Chorus 1:
No roof over my head - this is (MY HOUSE)
Strangers walkin' around - this is (MY HOUSE)
Grey bricks beneath my kicks - this is (MY HOUSE)
Starvin' artists but we eat inside of (MY HOUSE)
Verse 2
Hop a downtown train, Brooklyn-bound
Exit the platform, follow the sound
Walk into a building that resembles
the city of Dresden – after being burned down.
Jungle juice next to DJ booths
laser lights, strobes, and projection rooms
Bum-buh-bum goes BOOM-BUH-BOOM
you can feel the bass shake foundation to roof
AR: Rattling rafters
BS: Chattering glass
AR: Crumbling plaster
BS: House of wax
AR: Dance floor packed
BS: from the front
AR: to the back, I need a drink
BS: Yo i second that!
DJ M-Tri rockin' proper
When a drunk girl trips, spills a cup of vodka
BS: Yo that Goose is cooked!
AR: So is the sound
BS: Crowd now rowdy mulling around
AR: If we're gonna do something it's gotta be now
BS: If we're gonna do something, it's gotta be loud
Let's hit the stage, give 'em more than static
AR: Throw your hands in the air?
BS: Classic!
AR+BS: Throw your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don't care
If you wish that girl didn't get so drunk everybody say "Oh yeaaah!"
Chorus 2
(BS & AR)
Your roof over my head? - this is (MY HOUSE)
People walkin' around - this is (MY HOUSE)
Concrete beneath my sneaks - this is (MY HOUSE)
Starvin' artist but we eat inside of (MY HOUSE)
Verse 3
AR: 5 blocks North
BS: $10 at the door
AR: No dough needed
BS: We're hear to perform
AR: The bouncer, could not care less
BS: Checks IDs
AR: Nods
BS: Point's left
Step inside, ready to jam
and spot more mean muggers than Homeboy Sand
BS: Stand by the bar, nowhere to post-up
"We rockin' tonight"
Bartender's like:
"So what?"
9 bucks for a whiskey soda?!
Fine, but when I sip mine, I only taste Cola!
5 later
Still sober
AR: the lights dim so we saunter over
the first cat rapped like a source mag centerfold
Really well dressed
AR: But the music wasn't memorable
BS: Next cat, lyrics but no flow
AR: Okay to read, but live...
BS: Oooh nooo
AR: Oh yes
BS: If I gotta sit through another set...
AR:: Ayo we're up next!
BS: Rush the stage, dap the DJ
AR: Start to rock without pause or delay
BS: Heads turn
AR: Moods change
BS: Mean-muggers now call for replay!
AR: Finish up on a Mic-L track
BS: Walk by the bar, free shots of Jack!
Chorus 3
Any where roof over head?  - this is (MY HOUSE)
Anybody walkin' around?  - this is (MY HOUSE)
Anywhere that I go?  - this is (MY HOUSE)
Starvin' artists but we EAT inside of (THIS HOUSE)


from Nice Things, released August 5, 2011
Produced by Mic-L



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Dollar Coffee Brooklyn, New York

A double-shot of hip-hop for the soul. A freshly brewed pot of body-rocking goodness. As if orchestrated by the gods of rhyme, the meeting of Brooklyn transplants BS and Albert Rhymestein was indeed the work of fate. Rooted in a mutual love for hip-hop, they began collaborating together in early 2010. Talk of a short EP quickly grew into Dollar Coffee and the debut full-length album "Nice Things". ... more

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