New Video+Lyrics:Obtain Bearing by @ApexZero00

Lon­don emcee & pro­du­cer Apex Zero has just released his new video today for “Obtain Bear­ing”, a self pro­duced track taken from his debut album “Real­ity Pro­vok­ing Lib­er­a­tion” released late last year.

Filmed in West Lon­don, Not­ting­ham and Gren­ada, the visu­als rep­res­ent his roots while his rhymes reflect the con­scien­tious lyr­i­cism endorsed by inter­na­tion­al pub­lic­a­tions such as MOJO, Blues & Soul, Rap Reviews and The Word is Bond.

I won­der down my journey’s path

Liv­ing a split exist­ence

My body goes through life’s routines

My Spir­it views this world from dis­tance

Each con­nec­ted by my mind

Weighed down by heavy thoughts and grief

Formed from what my body’s lived

And all the pain my spirit’s seen

Upon this Earth where people kill and die for what they think is right

Walk­ing through dark­ness

We fight over the beams of light

All flow­ing from the same source

We all har­bour the same thoughts

Tryna make some­thing of life before it’s run it’s course

I fight to find myself and my dir­ec­tion

Search for God amidst decep­tion

So I can voice my praise and ques­tions

Through a clear and crisp con­nec­tion

Fil­ter a drink that’s pure from muddy water

Striv­ing to build a world that’s safe to house my sons and my daugh­ters

Rid of the need for guns and slaughter

But it feels like that is what we’ll need

To rid the Earth of those main­tain­ing this world order

Where chil­dren starve and are sub­ject to rape and tor­ture

And chem­ic­al bombs ensure the unborn are spawned deformed

Baffles my mind to think how any­one can let this be

As long as those who do exist a change must start from you and me

Sprout and grow from our hands

Or our children’s lives will be the cost

We know what must be done

But we’re at a loss because we’re lost

Walk­ing in wil­der­ness

Search­ing for answers that we don’t find

It’s like hav­ing the skill to write the illest rhyme

But just can’t put down the first line…the first line

It’s ‘cos it’s so immense

The scale of the task

The fight’s been going on for cen­tur­ies

And with every gen­er­a­tion it restarts

We take stabs in the dark

At what is truth

At why we’re here

At what is justice

At what is free­dom

At what we should trust or fear

There’s so many opin­ions

Nev­er con­sensus

Just dev­ast­a­tion

We lead each oth­er blind in circles

To death or dam­na­tion

We live con­fused inside a world of war­ring oppos­ites

Greed moulds the mind so few will see what real profit is

We stare into an end­less void

So our fear is war­ran­ted

From obli­vi­on, to birth, to decay until apo­ca­lypse

We live the same cycle as our uni­verse just scaled down

I crack a broken smile

Tryna pave over this stale frown

Wel­ded to my brain

Con­tem­plat­ing what’s become us

Won­der how any­one makes it through this life without tak­ing another’s


What is free­dom?

What is truth?

What is exist­ence??

What is justice

I won­der what death will pro­duce?

Hop­ing my final sun­set brings a neo-gen­es­is

A uni­on with my Cre­at­or and all that has ever lived

Hop­ing my errors lift long enough

To help me see this once I’m dis­persed

But our images of Heaven’s what we need to try cre­ate on Earth

A world without the suf­fer­ing

That’s caused by walk­ing selfish steps

So that our unborn needn’t fear their births the way we fear our deaths

Some­times it’s hard

Con­stantly run­ning through these thoughts

And long­ing for the world I wanna see

Some­times my mind aches

It can feel like my uni­verse is tear­ing

But the battle goes on

I fight to obtain my bear­ing

Obtain Bear­ing

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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