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Rapper Mr. Lif, Back with 'Mo Mega'

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Rapper Mr. Lif, Back with 'Mo Mega'

Rapper Mr. Lif, Back with 'Mo Mega'

Rapper Mr. Lif, Back with 'Mo Mega'

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From 'Mo' Mega'

Hear full-length cuts from Mr. Lif's new solo CD:

'Brothaz'

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'Mo' Mega'

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'Washitup'

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Mr. Lif's lyrics often have a sharp political edge and a strong message of uplift and community.

Mr. Lif's lyrics often have a sharp political edge and a strong message of uplift and community. Definitive Jux Records hide caption

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It's hard enough for mainstream rappers to hold on to a long career in the hyper-competitive hip-hop world. For an "independent" artist who charts his or her own path, it's doubly difficult without the support of a major record label to promote a CD and support a tour.

But veteran artist Mr. Lif has thrived in the independent rap scene, where he's found fertile ground for his aggressively political themes and raw production style. His new solo CD Mo' Mega — a follow-up to his smash debut I Phantom — represents Lif's trademark sound: naturally flowing, mind-engaging and just a little dangerous.

In 2005, Mr. Lif joined forces with longtime friends Akrobatik and DJ Fakts One to form The Perceptionists, and their debut CD Black Dialogue was hailed by critics and fans alike.

From 'Mo' Mega': 'Brothaz'

Verse 1

Now count how many levels that I smacked you back to / Oblivion / My heights Olympian / I'm from the Caribbean Barbados / All fatal / Styles that I construct and conduct in a manner like Banner / Sky scanner Eye jammer / 40 miles above Highlander with my grammar / I s****** on Bush and tried to cap Santa / rap vandalizer / verbal brutalizer /Who's the wiser me or he who moves to grow flesh in test tubes / I have mastered such degrees in less moves / My discipline / Envisioning / Ritalin / FDA approved we lose / Medication takin' brute forces / They battlin' and tallying losses / See how costless holocaust is? / Helicopters now replaced by flying saucers / Over the ghettos where some brothers is taught to bust shots / To get a lot of what is had by the haves not the have nots / Raps drop pun your brainstem / This is Lif / aka / Code name Mayhem / What made you think that I wouldn't come back / with a bloody axe and some muddy facts over tracks?

Chorus

Up in the ghetto we're taught to bust shots / That's a bird in a bush and a fine line to walk / Get down stay down / Hold up / Back the f*** up / Get up stay up / Hold up / Back the f*** down!

Brothers is taught to bust shots (repeated)

Verse 2

Fact one / America don't give a f*** about you so get off it / I'm not a prophet they just want the profit / They make you want it so you cop it soon you can't stop it / You're addicted / but low on dough and so you get evicted / Fact two / Darfur's in a state of emergency / It's genocide / Code Red Classified / If this was Kosovo it'd be over bro / But it's brothers so it equals no coverage Mo' sufferage / People drawn and quartered /Castrated slaughtered / Burned disgraced / Gang raped displaced / While the rest of the world just saves face to chase / some economic goals / Balance the lost souls / But live it up / We 'bout to burn in hell 'cause God knows

Chorus

Up in the ghetto we're taught to bust shots / That's a bird in a bush and a fine line to walk / Get down stay down / Hold up / Back the f*** up / Get up stay up / Hold up / Back the f*** down!

Brothers is taught to bust shots (repeated)

Verse 3

Fact three / The Bush administration's worth nothin' Just f*** 'em! / Throw em' in a barrel buck em! / Oh you ain't know them flood waters was comin'? / You ain't smell that African blood runnin'? / Oh to y'all n***** is worthless or somethin'? / F*** Clinton too! / You ain't really down because you live uptown b**** / Rwanda! / Check out what we're lookin' at here across water / In the ghettos brothers and sistas it's self-slaughter / How could colonized minds lead to such uncivilized times? / Maybe the tribes were harmonious and you were erroneous / It's no fun / In fact it's sin under the sun / and son in the event you meet some cops just run / Or maybe walk real slow and lick shots at po / not with a gun this time through intelligent lines / See they look strong externally internally they dyin' / Just elevate / When drama escalate you just shine!

Chorus

Up in the ghetto we're taught to bust shots / That's a bird in a bush and a fine line to walk / Get down stay down / Hold up / Back the f*** up / Get up stay up / Hold up / Back the f*** down!

Brothers is taught to bust shots (repeated)

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