Mr Lif and his Lyricism (@therealMrLif)

http://mrlif.bandcamp.com/

Mr Lif is an Amer­ic­an Hip-Hop artist, often known for the polit­ic­al nature in his lyr­ics. Mr Lif is also a mem­ber of the hip-hop group The Per­cep­tion­ists. .  Have a listen to his track ‘The Sun’ :

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Lyr­ics

[Verse 1:]
“Where did you come from
High in the sky bey­ond the sun
I’ve been look­ing for someone like you
Like the ocean can give to you
Where did you come from”

I came from the wind, came from the seas
Came from kings, came from queens
Provided means to express what’s seen
I’m the hope that will gleam
When things seem use­less
Futile, fruit­less
I’m hop­ing you can use this, the truth can be ruth­less
You’re launch­ing your attack, then you need some theme music
Express­ing your emo­tions in sync with the ocean­ic
Tide believe but gon­na grind, don’t pan­ic
I could be frantic or may­be mel­low and sooth­ing
No mat­ter what tem­po, with form I’m still mov­ing
I move Bob Mar­ley and I moved Etta James
Then they claim when the fire breaks out, I’m to blame
Same people who raised hell in their youth
Now they got all types of advice to tell you
Do what you feel if your actions are real
Then you shall find glory when the truth is revealed
Just fol­low your call and when your vis­ions are done
Then wander

[Verse 2:]
Where did I come from? Well it starts with the drum
Enemies run once you hear my rhythm, you’re done
You shouldn’t have come
It shouldn’t have spun us into bond­age
Forty acres and a mule, another broken prom­ise
We’re work­ing in the fields where you should pay us as farm­ers
Make a com­prom­ise, well that’s the way you Uncle Tom us
Divide and con­quer, on the road we grow stronger
Every situ­ation you cre­ate will make us thought­ful
Freedom’s what we long for
Our pain and our soul
All cap­tured by a reel as our story is told
So our future gen­er­a­tions can express and unfold
In mod­ern soci­et­ies as we’re near­ing our goals
Emcees will be the ves­sel, as long as they don’t aim
The minds of our youth toward mater­i­al gains
If this starts to hap­pen then you’ll turn towards the cap­tain
That’s where you’ll find me check­ing in ready for action
Sol­ar gen­er­ated, cul­tiv­ated by the sun
Just fol­low your call and when your mis­sions are done
Then wander

[Verse 3:]
Where did I come from? Sit back and just won­der
Earth is my ele­ment, light­ning, thun­der
Grey skies sig­ni­fy the pain I been through
You can see it in my eyes unleashed at every ven­ue
Mes­sages I send you can cut like Ten­chu
Until you recog­nize your poten­tial I won’t let you
Wander aim­less, name­less, car­ry­ing the stain­less
Steel con­cealed, fuck­ing with crime to gain fam­ous
Low, wan­na race around the world, let’s go
No lug­gage though, that anger that you carry let go
I ran far, way past the prices in Bien Mur
Through to the Mugabe where etern­al sands are
Gazed at the hori­zon and the future looked enti­cing
So my only choice, lay out my path and keep grind­ing
Wil­ing, say­ing fuck the crit­ics, nev­er com­prom­ising
I’ll push your eyes in if you’re sleep­ing while I’m verb­al­iz­ing
Yes I do this out of love and for the fun
Just fol­low your call and when your mis­sions are done
Then wander

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Lana Bell

Lana Bell

Author / Poetry Edit­or at I Am Hip-Hop 
Lana Bell, is an eight­een year old Lon­don­er who is based in Bris­tol. She is an emer­ging Spoken Word Artist, and the Poetry Edit­or for I Am Hip-Hop Magazine. She has been writ­ing for a dec­ade; though she has only been per­form­ing on from the age of fif­teen. She got into Hip-Hop music at four­teen, and she found a massive interest in Old Skl Sounds and the out­let that Hip-Hop music offered her.

About Lana Bell

Lana Bell
Lana Bell, is an eighteen year old Londoner who is based in Bristol. She is an emerging Spoken Word Artist, and the Poetry Editor for I Am Hip-Hop Magazine. She has been writing for a decade; though she has only been performing on from the age of fifteen. She got into Hip-Hop music at fourteen, and she found a massive interest in Old Skl Sounds and the outlet that Hip-Hop music offered her.

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