20 Songs and Lyrics


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Hook
Stuck in the crib

Stuck in the crib

I just wanna live my life

I just wanna live

But they shut down all the schools

Scared of getting sick

And they shut down all the streets

So we in the crib

But I'm do it big

I'm a do it I’m a do it big

Gonna finish what I started don't care what is

Gonna focus on my mind and expand it quick

Gotta look at all the positive advantages. 


Verse 1

On Zoom with my friends and we 8 deep

Talking about what we gon do when the virus cease

Don't gotta catch the bus to school all week

On break I can play 2k sweet

Learning discipline

Even though I miss my friends

If this was a card game

Learning how to play my hand

Since this what we sitting in

This crazy here predicament

Gotta keep your life rolling just like a Michelin

Hit the bump and roll with the punch, yea yea

When things change we just adjust, yea yea

Turn the negative sign to a plus, yea yea

We got the power man, it’s all within us, yea yea


Talking Breakdown

Keep pushing forward. Ain’t no such word as bored.

Set backs is only set ups for something greater. 

We the generation to heal the nation.  

Don’t let them rush your patience. Keep pacing. 

It’s a Marathon. Forever racing. 


Verse 2
We on lockdown

But man I'm up

I'm learning things

I'm in these books

Man I'm turning up

Not letting COVID be a crutch

Nah I’m stepping up

Taking control of what I can and that’s enough

Plus trying to have some fun

Online with my friends playing Fortnight

Mask on, real tight, 6 feet, real life

Miss what my desk and the hallways feel like  

Stuck in the house but my aura still shines bright

Hit the bump and roll with the punch, yea yea

When things change we just adjust, yea yea

Turn the negative sign to a plus, yea yea

We got the power man, its all within us, yea yea

 Hook

Stuck in the crib

Stuck in the crib

I just wanna live my life

I just wanna live

But they shut down all the schools

Scared of getting sick

And they shut down all the streets

So we in the crib

But I'm do it big

I'm a do it I’m a do it big

Gonna finish what I started don't care what is

Gonna focus on my mind and expand it quick

Gotta look at all the positive advantages. 


Song written by: Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by: Isaiah J. Freeman


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Words Are Powerful

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Hook

Beware of the company you keep

And the words that they speak

When they round you

Beware of the thoughts in your head

Negativity can spread and surround you

Words are powerful

Yeah, words are powerful

They can build you up

Or they can damage you                                                                            

 

Verse 1

Speaking life into my body everyday

Optimistic about the things that’s in my way

Speaking love to the ones that’s full of hate

See my future I can tell you that it’s great

Don’t stress out or lose sleep about it

It’s easy to be weak about it

Talk down like you nervous, ain’t worth it

When you think about it

Nah, man think positive

Open your mouth, talk positive

Live your life real positive

That’s how you get the most of it

 

Hook

Beware of the company you keep

And the words that they speak

When they round you

Beware of the thoughts in your head

Negativity can spread and surround you

Words are powerful

Yeah, words are powerful

They can build you up

Or they can damage you


Verse 2

Everyday you only striving for the best

Tell yourself you’re number one and nothing less

Block out everything that person ever said

To keep you grounded and go flying off the ledge

Just spread your wings and accomplish things

Knock out fear like it’s a boxing ring

Self-doubt can be a toxic thing

Encouragement is all you need

Got to talk like a King and Queen

Got to write out all your dreams

They look at you, deja vu

You making moves and doing your thing.

 

Hook

Beware of the company you keep

And the words that they speak

When they round you

Beware of the thoughts in your head

Negativity can spread and surround you

Words are powerful

Yeah, words are powerful

They can build you up

Or they can damage you

 

  

Watch what you say

Watch what you hear

Watch what you think

Watch what you fear


Song written by: Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by: Isaiah J. Freeman and MoBliss


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Make Peace

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Verse 1

It was war, it was war

About a week ago

They shot my man

I was with him about a week ago

In my city round the city we should stop that

Keep losing trying to win with the get back

Don’t you see, don’t see where that gets us

Who's cooler?

There's a body

There's a shooter

There's a man without a future

Now his homies out to get ya

And the cycle just continues

If we only just remember

 

Hook

That We stronger together

We was made here to give

We was made here to love

We was made here to live  (2x)

 

Now get ya money

Get success

And live a good life

Need to put the guns down

And get ya mind right (2x)

 

Now won’t you make something…

Make, make peace

Won’t you make something of yourself

Make peace

Won’t you make something…

Make, make peace

Won’t you make something of yourself

Make __________

 

Verse 2

Revenge ain't sweet

Not when you gotta watch ya back

And you just can't sleep

It's a lot of other things that you just could be

A Better man

A Better woman

Better human being

Instead of building one another

We killing up all our brothers

Consoling them crying mothers

They got us in front of judges

They got us in orange jumpers

Cuff us and put us under

This ain't the life for none of us

We need every one of us

                                                            (Over)

Hook

We stronger together

We was made here to give

We was made here to love

We was made here to live (2x)

 

Now get ya money

Get success

And live a good life

Need to put the guns down

And get ya mind right (2x)

 

Now won’t you make something…

Make, make peace

Make something of yourself

Make ________

Won’t you make something of….

Make, make peace

Won’t you make something of yourself

And make peace

 

Bridge

 

Put aside all your pride

Try to focus on right

When you go eye for eye

Then we all end up blind

We were put here to fly

We were put here to shine (2x)

 

Hook

 

Now won’t you make something of yourself

Make, make peace

Make something of yourself

Make, make _____

Won’t you make something of yourself

Make, make peace

Won’t you make something of yourself

And make peace

 

We stronger together

We was made here to give

We was made here to love

We was made here to live  (2x)

 

Now get ya money

Get success

And live a good life

Need to put the guns down

And get ya mind right (2x)

 

Make something of yourself

Make, make, make something of yourself

Won’t you make something of yourself

And make peace

 

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman

Production Company: Dr3am Forever



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Never Quit

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Verse 1
You been at for years I know the feeling It's like every time you jump, 

Hit your head on the ceiling

And every time you fail in your heart you can feel it

The pain and the heartache

Not to count all the hours that it all takes

Given it all to something and it all breaks…down

But if you stay there

Then you won't reach those clouds

Once you believe then you kill that doubt

Feel like wow, all I needed was patience

Even when they was hating

And they ain't want you to make it

Came from bottom

But the top the goal

So every obstacle you just

Pick and roll, bump and run

They just bumping gums

Don't lose the passion

Don't lose the fun

Life is what you make it and it's only one

So if you live it to the fullest

Persevere til you’re done and

 

Hook

Never quit, never quit

Never quit, never quit

Cause if you want it, You got it

Never quit no never quit

Cause if you want it, You got it

Never quit no never quit

Cause if you want it, You got it

Don't let nobody stop it...nooooo



Verse 2
I remember I cried over it

Pray to the sky for it

Up every night for it

Knew I would ride for it

Even though I wish it was quicker

Never would give up

Picture my daughter with a daddy

Here as a quitter

Nah, daddy a spitter

Prophet with words

Here to encourage

Speak life and watch them flourish

How could I give up on that, give up on rap

Give up on music, got too much influence

God gives his challenges

To those that can handle it

Reality and fantasy it's hard to balance it

When your dreams are bigger than the average

And the things you want you gotta have them

But they just don't appear like magic

In your heart you gotta will it to happen

Never stopping, never getting distracted

You wanted it so badly given up would be tragic

 

Hook

Never quit, never quit

Never quit, never quit

Cause if you want it, You got it

Never quit no never quit

Cause if you want it, You got it

Never quit no never quit

Cause if you want it, You got it

Don't let nobody stop it...nooooo


Song written by: Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by: Isaiah J. Freeman


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Think Higher









































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Verse 1
You know the brain

It's a terrible thing to waste

The more that you educate

The more money you can make

After 12th grade, can't leave it on the stage

Wanna make a dollar

Then you gotta be a scholar

We all at different levels

But nobody’s better

You can do four years, you can just do two

You can do trade school

Just love what you do

Look pass the minimal

Learn to think critical


Hook (1)

I'm talking dedication, dedication

Mind elevation, elevation

I'm talking levitating, levitating

With higher education, education

                                               (repeat)


Verse 2

Now with Higher Education come connections too

You trying to find a good job

They'll become the glue

You can learn a whole lot picking a brain or two

Or you can get a good shot

Dropping a name or two

So Education don't stop in the classroom

The library is full of books you can latch to

Cause Knowledge is infinite

It got so many benefits

It's like how you ever resist

Come quick, get membership


Hook (2)
I'm talking dedication, dedication
Mind elevation, elevation
I'm talking levitating, levitating

With higher education, education

                                               (repeat)

Think Higher (4x)

We reaching levels never seen before

We breaking barriers, knocking down the doors

                                                             (repeat)       


I'm talking dedication, dedication

Mind elevation, elevation

I'm talking levitating, levitating

With higher education, education

                                               (repeat)

Think Higher (4x)

We reaching levels never seen before

We breaking barriers, knocking down the doors

                                                             (repeat)       

 

Think Higher (4x)

 

Think Higher (4x)


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman

Production Company: Dr3am Forever


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Decisions

Hook (1)

All of Your decisions

Affect just how you living

You can go right or left.

(repeat)


Verse 1

You got a call that the homie died

And your block know who did it

They pulling up so they can get revenge

And they wanna know if you with it

Got a choice to make

You can text back like “Nah I'm straight” or can hop in - 

Dap up, strap up, put mask on your face

Now know if y’all get caught

A ticket to prison you bought

Now tell me what's the cost when your life you just lost

Its like last week in class you had a test to past

You studied hard, your neighbor cheated

And got suspended for that


Hook

All of Your decisions

Affect just how you living

You can go right or left

Just make sure you make (pick) the best.   (repeat)


Verse 2

They bullied her like everyday

And like everyday you with them

Tonight they said they gonna get her, 

gonna get her on twitter

Guess somebody got a picture

Of her doing things she shouldn't

Tried to erase it but she couldn't

Now everybody laughing and they looking

Laughing at her

Suicide ain't no laughing matter

You can rise above the madness

Or you can add to the negative chatter

It's just like your cousin

Jump too fast into loving

Cause everybody was humping

Now she got a baby up in her stomach


Hook
All of Your decisions
Affect just how you living
You can go right or left

Just make sure you  make (pick) the best.                                              (repeat)

 

Verse 3

You the youngest one with like four brothers

They all had they turn

You suppose to watch them make mistakes

And by them lessons you learn

Like skipping school you might drop out

And who you hang with you better watch out

Cause they can lead you down that wrong path

And that wrong path you might spin out

Or your end route could be with your passion

And you chase that and you chase that

And you chase that til you catch it

You can choose to inspire

Or you can choose to just follow

You can choose to think higher

Or you can choose to be shallow

Dive deep in that water

Take risks and swim farther

You can choose to work harder

Or you can choose to be smarter

Know every choice you make is a choice on your own

So think about what you doing

So your next move ain't wrong


Hook

All of Your decisions

Affect just how you living

You can go right or left

Just make sure you make (pick) the best.                                              (repeat)


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


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Where My Leaders AT



Hook
What it takes to be a Leader?

One who calls out they own plays

One who shows others right ways

What it takes to be a Leader?

One who serves his brother and his sister

Inspire them to always make a difference

 

Verse 1

Catch this little game while I kick it

Gotta stand out to stand in, Get It?

Gotta see the difference in being different

But never keep your distance so they can witness

Gotta be a good example and they will listen

Like for instance

Every sentence that you speak you should stand by

Then you’ll win them over by a landslide, that’s right

Relate and Motivate and watch you change lives

Realize

 

First it starts with you

Then it moves to your crew

Then to your community

From there you build unity

It only takes one person to get about a few to see

the truth then once that’s free

You tell them to “Follow me”

 

Hook

What it takes to be a Leader?

One who calls out they own plays

One who shows others right ways

What it takes to be a Leader?

One who serves his brother and his sister

Inspire them to always make a difference

 

Where my Leaders where my Leaders at?

Stand up if you bout that


Verse 2
They gotta have confidence in you

You gotta have confidence in them

You gotta inspire them to do more

And do everything with excellence

And when things get hectic, 

You can’t get reckless, gotta stay calm within

Cause they gotta trust you well enough

To get through it in the end

And you responsible for that

Keeping things on the right track

Ya’ll got one common goal

And ain’t no sense in turning back

Gotta be forward thinking, ahead of the curb

Clear direction so they can learn

And if they struggling that’s your concern

Don’t back down when it’s your turn

 

First it starts with you

Then it moves to your crew

Then to your community

From there you build unity

It only takes one person to get about a few

To see the truth then once that’s free

You tell them Follow me

 

Hook

What it takes to be a Leader?

One who calls out they own plays

One who shows others right ways

What it takes to be a Leader?

One who serves his brother and his sister

Inspire them to always make a difference

 

Where my Leaders where my Leaders at?

Stand up if you bout that  


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman
Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman and Courtney Yamamoto


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Love and Respect




Hook
Before you love me

You gotta respect me baby

Before you hold me

Our hearts gotta connect baby

If you’re with me then you’re with me

And you’re not with no one else

And if you want me then accept that

I won't go for nothing else

And it's like that  

 

Verse 1

In a relationship it’s 2 being 1

We come from two different paths

We got to learn to adjust

You got to learn to trust

I'm not the other ones

That You ran from

But never talking to me

Is not the answer

Communication is key

To unlock your heart and understand what you need

Support your hopes and dreams

Hopefully you got mine

Hopefully we can grind (means - work on something together)

Hopefully within time

We can build something

When you see me walking up, do you feel something

This is more than a crush, this the real one

I respect you never use them four letters in vain

I ain't trying to run game

You think we all come the same

We trying to open your brain

Trying to know what you think

Not just the stuff that you tweet

What you hide underneath

Cause I can open up too

But I can never love you girl

If you don’t respect you


----Hook-----



Verse 2
In a relationship you know you got to give them space

Nobody likes somebody always all up in their face

It's cool to disagree but never jump up out of place

You never want to do something that you can't erase

Just one second you can't take that back

And this all because of control you lack

It's never cool to shake up or even a smack

Or even a punch

I hope you do know that

I mean we all got issues

Never know what someone's going through

Plus we got limits

So watch out when they’re provoking you

You can talk to a counselor or a good friend

Or you can write your feelings down with your own pen

It's a lot of people sitting down tonight

Like, man, I should of walked away from that right

Cause violence never the answer

It's part of the cancer

That keeps us divided

Please love override ride it, ride it, ride it

Love override it, ride it, ride it

Give respect and you got it, got it, got it

Love override it, ride it, ride it

Give respect and you got it, got it, got it

 

-----Hook-----

 

 

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Courtney Yamamoto and Isaiah J. Freeman


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Gifts and Talents




I am fearfully and wonderfully made
I am created for a special purpose

I am created to achieve great things in this world


Hook

Everybody born with a gift, uh huh

Don’t matter if you poor or rich, uh huh

Its yours, you can do what you wish, uh huh

But the world needs your gift today

Everybody born with talent, I say

Gotta use it, gotta take advantage, I say

Pay your dues and focus on your best, I say

Cause the world needs your gift today                                                    

 

Verse 1

Sitting around not doing a thing

You scared to fail or you scared to dream

Maybe it’s both

Gotta walk that road

Cause you persevere and you never know

I mean the way it goes

Is you love it to death

Think about it all the time

And your mind is obsessed

Give it all that you got

Always show it respect

And in return it will give you success

 

Hook

Everybody born with a gift, uh huh

Don’t matter if you poor or rich, uh huh

Its yours, you can do what you wish, uh huh

But the world needs your gift today

Everybody born with talent, I say

Gotta use it, gotta take advantage, I say

Pay your dues and focus on your best, I say

Cause the world needs your gift today




Verse 2
You fell down once

You fell down twice

Brush that off

You gonna be alright

Gotta learn from those for the next time

Keep your heart strong and your head high

I know you started on an incline

That’s designed

To make you realize

Nothing’s easy gotta work for it

Sweat and tears you gotta hurt for it

 

Hook

Everybody born with a gift, uh huh

Don’t matter if you poor or rich, uh huh

Its yours, you can do what you wish, uh huh

But the world needs your gift today

Everybody born with talent, I say

Gotta use it, gotta take advantage, I say

Pay your dues and focus on your best, I say

Cause the world needs your gift today

 

Verse 3

 

Can’t stop, can’t quit

Whatever you start you gotta finish

Relentless, commitment

You gotta stick to the vision

Consistent with practice

Its not whose the fastest

It's a marathon, at your own pace

Just concentrate on your own race

 

----------Hook----------

 

Therefore, I will think big, speak big

And live to achieve great things

I will think big, speak big

And live to achieve great things


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Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman 
Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


I Will Arise (from Bullying)



Verse 1​

It starts in the morning
Waking up
Dreading for this 30 minute teasing on the bus
First they start throwing things
Then come the insults
God, I know this isn’t all I was meant for
Thinking to myself as I stare out this window
Get to school and it still don't stop though
First period bell rings and the hurt grows
Couple of girls always passing notes
On the low though
Drawing funny pictures
Like that's me in the photo
Making fun how I dress
Talking ‘bout my clothes no
I don't understand why me no control no
Diary, only person I done ever told though
If had a chance I would show them
All my scars
The ones in my mind and the ones on my heart
The pillow case that’s full from the nights I cried
From all the pain I done felt deep inside
But I Will Ariseyeah I Will Arise

I just close my eyes and I Will Arise

Tomorrow, there’ll be sunshine

There'll be sunshine, there’ll be sunshine

 

Hook
Every day they picking on me
I get stronger every morning

Cause all it is is lies, all they tell is lies.

And everyday they talk about me

I don't worry, I don't worry

Cause I know it's more in life

And I Will Arise!


Verse 2​
Lunch starts up but it don't stop
Not only do I eat alone
Got a lunchbox
So they got jokes
Call me ugly
And they judge me
I just need a friend
Somebody there for (to) me hug me
Get on Facebook and I swear the same thing
Somebody told me I should go and drink bleach
I don't got a plan, I don't know what I can do
Every day the same, I just want it to be new
If I had a chance I would show you all my scars
The ones in my mind and the ones on my heart
The pillow case that’s full from the nights I've cried
From all the pain I done felt deep inside
But I Will Arise, I Will Arise

 

Hook
Every day they picking on me
I get stronger every morning

Cause all it is is lies, all they tell is lies.

And everyday they talk about me

I don't worry, I don't worry

Cause I know it's more in life

And I Will Arise!


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Courtney Yamamoto and Isaiah J. Freeman


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I forgive you



Verse 1
First I didn't want to do it
My pride couldn't move it
My ego going through it
I just hide all the bruises
I disguised my true feelings
But then I came to see
That the more I was stubborn
Man the more it affected me
Now I'm holding on and can't let go
What you did still on my soul
You said sorry
You said your peace
But my anger won't let me sleep
Said that I forgave you but that was talk
And you can have that cheap
You hit me deep
Like a home run
Got me on one
Got me on one

Hook

In the end I forgive you
In the end I forgive you (repeat) 

 

And it's alright
You can feel the way
My apology
It's sincere today

It's alright
You can choose today
To leave this here
And just move on


Verse 2
Forgive and forget
Don't live in regret
I know I did wrong
I know you upset
This was a test
To see where I’m at
Mature in my steps
I'm not looking back
Sometimes we lack
The empathy simply
Won’t blame my act on anyone else but me
Unconsciously my mental caught up with me
Not sleeping comfortably
Soul had a enough of me
Man it’s been rough for me
Been missing my friend
Been missing your company
I committed a sin
Forgiveness is what I need
Sorry is tough for me
Saying it openly
‘Til I forgave myself abundantly
Then I got everything else up under me

Then I got everything else up under me

Hook

In the end I forgive you
In the end I forgive you (repeat)

 

And it's alright
You can feel the way
My apology
It's sincere today

It's alright
You can choose today
To leave this here
And just move on


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


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BE A Man



Hook
Gotta be a Man about it
Can’t let emotions get the best of you

Be a Man about it

The family don’t move til you move

Gotta be a Man about it

That means you do what you say you gon do

Be yourself, remain in truth

When they see you they see the proof

 

Got to be a Man about it

Be a Man about it

Messed up so what

Be a Man about it

Never give up

Be a Man about it




Verse 1

Gotta have faith, can't be nervous

Gotta be patient and urgent

Gotta back flip thru this circus
Cause clowns they stay out here working
Gotta stay motivated
You ain't a kid no more
That's over baby
Gotta put in overtime
Like a tied score
Gotta see it even with a blindfold
You don’t get a girl pregnant and get low
You just pray everyday for a lot more
Then you go and get it
Behind a locked door
Or get it out the mouth of a locked jaw
He wouldn't give you anything that you can't handle
So crossover /go behind the back
Avoid the trap
Rewind this track, playback
It a be your map if you get lost
I've been sent to teach you
Sent to reach
Sent to bleach your mind of all the lies
That man is tough and he never cries
And you ain't a man until you take a life
And I don't care if it's wrong or right- in they eyes
Stick within your core
And you'll see more
Of who you really are
And turn into a special Man from that little boy



Hook
Gotta be a Man about it
Can’t let emotions get the best of you

Be a Man about it

The family don’t move til you move

Gotta be a Man about it

That means you do what you say you gon do

Be yourself, remain in truth

When they see you they see the proof

 

Got to be a Man about it

Be a Man about it

Messed up so what

Be a Man about it

Never give up

Be a Man about it


Verse 2​

Everything in life is a test or celebration
But don't celebrate more then you work
Ten toes when I touched the dirt
And I'll be on them 10 when I leave this earth
Always keep the family first
Gotta provide for them
Gotta ride for them - like Uber
Always keep learning
But life gonna be the best tutor
Walk in a room let your presence be felt
Know when you need somebody’s help

Know how to check yourself
And have fun but check your health
Know when to apologize
Integrity - Be the bigger man
No matter how tall you stand, much you weigh
Make your day about getting paid
And make somebody smile today

 

----Hook----

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

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Pursuing Greatness



Hook
Pursuing Greatness

Mediocrity gon hate this

Lucky there ain’t no waitlist

You can go ahead and chase it

You can go ahead and take it

You can go ahead and chase it

Pursuing Greatness

 

Verse 1

Pass me the baton, on this Marathon

Running my own race

I ain’t worried bout the time

Even if I gotta job, man I’m still on my job

Can’t ever burn out and I don’t ever ever stop

 

Focus getting better every day

Just 1%, 1%

Knocking down all your goals

Make a list, make a list

You either hot or you cold

Not on the fence, on the fence

Stay composed, know you rolling

Just commit, just commit!

 

Hook

Pursuing Greatness

Mediocrity gon hate this

Lucky there ain’t no waitlist

You can go ahead and chase it

You can go ahead and take it

You can go ahead and chase it

Pursuing Greatness

 

Verse 2

Sometimes you wanna cry

Sometimes you wanna a bribe

But ain’t no shortcuts to get the greatness out of life

Gotta give that extra effort

When it’s not even no record

That means when no one is looking

You come jumping like it’s checkers

You keep moving like it’s chess

Strategize on what’s next

Be the player, be the coach

Be the fan, be the ref

Even when you super tired
And in your heart you wanna rest

Gotta tap into your spirit

And stop worrying bout your flesh

 

Focus getting better every day

Just 1%, 1%

Knocking down all your goals

Make a list, make a list

You either hot or you cold

Not on the fence, on the fence

Stay composed, know you rolling

Just commit, just commit!

 

Hook

Pursuing Greatness

Mediocrity gon hate this

Lucky there ain’t no waitlist

You can go ahead and chase it

You can go ahead and take it

You can go ahead and chase it

Pursuing Greatness

 

Verse 3

Can’t be great without practice

Man we talking practice

Yeah I’m talking practice

But I ain’t talking baskets

Gotta practice what you preach

Gotta practice what you eat

Gotta practice how you sleep

What you wear, how you think

Gotta practice who you round

Bad energy, keeps you down

Gotta practice knowledge found

Let wisdom be your crown

Gotta practice your beliefs

Gotta practice what you preach

Gotta practice who you say

Who you really wanna be

Then achieve – Being Great!

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


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Generosity



Verse 1
It’s better to give than receive

Not always thinking about your needs

Man the door to life

That’s the one big key

Don’t worry if they so ungrateful

Or if they say please or thank you

Don't let their energy change you

You might be their angel

From so many angles

 

You can give your time

You can give your mind

You can give your spine

You can give a dime

You can give a line

You can give a word

You can give insight

You can give your light

You can give your light

You can give your light

 

Let's be generous

Not worrying about the benefits

Show me that your heart is really rich

Really rich

 

Let's be generous

You done, let them finish it

Show me that your heart is really rich

Really rich (Repeat) 

 

Generosity, wish we all could be

It's enough for you

It's enough for me (4x)


Verse 2
It's being nice when you don't have to

Doing things twice when you don't have to

Giving up a slice when you know you got two

Don't think twice when you know I got you

If I got enough

Then You got enough

It's being kind when you know they got it rough

They won't have a sign that they putting up

But if it's on your mind

Then give it up, give it up

 

Let's be generous

Not worrying about the benefits

Show me that your heart is really rich

Really rich

 

Let's be generous

You done, let them finish it

Show me that your heart is really rich

Really rich

 

You can give your time

You can give your mind

You can give your spine

You can give a dime

You can give a line

You can give a word

You can give insight

You can give your light

You can give your light

You can give your light

 

Generosity, wish we all could be

It's enough for you

It’s enough for me (4x)

 

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


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Money



Hook 1
I make money
Money don't make me

 

Hook 2

It can be the root of evil
Or help motivate your people
Watch how they greet you
And watch how they treat you (repeat)

 

Verse 1

Money, money, money, money, money make the world go around
So while you on this earth for what it's worth you gotta get it now
For you your family your legacy
So then it's spreads around
And you can be in better situations than you are in now

Verse 2

Land over the whole state
Ain't worried bout having 10 cars
Businesses in my own name
That’s the type of money we trying to floss
Still rocking my gold ring
Cause Kings and Queens
That's who we are
And when you get it you don't change
You a solid 100 stay who you are

 

Hook 1

I make money
Money don't make me (3x)

I make money
Money don't make me (3x)

Let’s get money

Let’s get money

I make money
Money don't make me (3x)



Verse 3
Money don't grow on the trees you gotta leave your house to get it
Then you stack it up until the bank becomes a weekly visit
Stocks and bonds and credit cards and presidents that fold up nice
Get the bag and never brag they hate to see you winning, right?  


Hook 2

It can be the root of evil
Or help motivate your people
Watch how they greet you
And watch how they treat you (repeat)

 

Land over the whole state
Ain't worried bout having 10 cars
Businesses in my own name
That’s the type of money we trying to floss
Still rocking my gold ring
Cause Kings and Queens
That's who we are
And when you get it you don't change
You a solid 100 stay who you are

 

I make money
Money don't make me (3x)

I make money
Money don't make me (3x)

Let’s get money

Let’s get money

I make money
Money don't make me (3x)

 

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


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thankful



Hook:
I’m so Grateful, Grateful.  

Ups and downs I remain Thankful. 

Why stress. Why stress. 

Even at my worst. I'm so blessed.


Verse 1 (The Complaint):

Digging in my pockets
In my wallet like I dropped it.
Looking in my closet
Kinda mad cause I don't got it
Hopping on the train ain't the same like driving
I complain I complain I complain
I'm the pilot

 

Verse 2 (The Response: Don’t Complain):

You might not have the best
But you are the best
And once you learn that
You done moved from checkers to chess
Head high with your chest up
Cause you blessed up
Like you sneezed a hundred times on the school bus


Hook:

So Grateful, man I'm so Grateful.  

Even through my ups and downs

I remain Thankful. 

Why stress. Why stress. 

Even at my worst. I'm so blessed. (repeat)


Verse 3:
No matter what happened yesterday

I'm waking up to new air
A blessing
Cause I know people dead whose time is

Through here
Plus you got school here- a luxury
Some countries don't even got the budget

So there’s no books for the kids to read
Your parents and guardians

You should always hold. 

If you got them in your life it's gold
Please don't be sold
On materialistic happiness
It's not a magic trick
You got to practice it
Thankfulness - an adjective

 

Hook:

So Grateful, man I'm so Grateful.  

Even through my ups and downs I remain Thankful.

Why stress. Why stress. 

Even at my worst. I'm so blessed. (repeat)

 

You gotta realize what you got

I’m sure it’s more than someone else.

And if you feel you by yourself

I know that He is here to help you.

 

So blessed, so blessed, so blessed, cause you so blessed, 

you so blessed, you so blessed, you so blessed, you so blessed

 

I'm so Grateful, man I'm so Grateful.  

Even through my ups and downs I remain Thankful.

Why stress. Why stress. 

Even at my worst. I'm so blessed.


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman


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This Is Love



Verse 1a (the questions)
Think you in Love?


Let's see


Do you care about their well being?


Do you care about their big dreams?


Or just worried about one thing?


Do you go out your way to help?

Can you step out of yourself?

Or do you just want what's under their belt? 

 

Verse 1b (this is real love)

It's more than them feelings you felt


It's your deep heart


I know you call um sweetheart


But are you playing your sweet part

Listening when she talk

His ride if he walk


Apologize when it's your fault


Even when it's a seesaw


If you love them then you resolve

 

Hook

This is Love


Love love love love love love love

This is Love


Love love love love love love love

Love is patient


Love is kind


If you love me


Show me why


Don’t just tell me


Could be lies


Love is patient


Love is kind


Verse 2
It's being a real friend


Its deeper than that soft skin


That superficial offering


Do you like them, for just them


Or maybe it's their status


Doesn't mean they're the baddest


Means when they're the saddest


You wipe their tears away with your fabric


Its tragic when someone think they got love

But it's really lust


And it's no trust


But it's no rush


Take your time


Take your time


Get to know their heart and mind


You'll know when you read the signs


If it's true or if you have to find something new

Just make sure that they into you


Hook

This is Love


Love love love love love love love

This is Love


Love love love love love love love

Love is patient


Love is kind


If you love me


Show me why


Don’t just tell me


Could be lies


Love is patient


Love is kind


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman and Courtney Yamamoto


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Sexual Harassment



Wish they see me for me, me for me
Wish they see me for me, just me

But they…


Verse 1:

See a reflection of a girl’s depression
From boys too concerned about impressing

And not respecting
I've been blessed with this blessed curse
It always hurts
It's like they eyes don't connect with hers
Rather the skirts
I've been touched in different ways through the thirst
Second and third
So bad I’ve been conditioned not to flirt
What is it worth? 
When I cross the street they just stop and blurt
I can hear them now
Aye baby with the body
Come let me feel it now  

 

Hook:

Just see me for me, me for me
Wish they see me for me
The real me
And I know this feeling just ain't right
Wanna be free just to live my life
Without you seeing me for my body

 


Verse 2:
They can’t. 

They just see me like a woman on TV/IG naked or bikini
I know -- you’re men and you’re so visual
But don't be typical
And make it all about my physical
Cause I can’t ---

Put a picture up without someone saying something
So disgusting, think it's nothing
Our society is something
When we neglect and don't correct
We just go hide from it
Or we close eyes, won't we


Hook:

Just see me for me, me for me
Wish they see me for me
The real me
And I know this feeling just ain't right
Wanna be free just to live my life
Without you seeing me for my body

The real me the real me (I deserve more)
The real me the real me (Cause I was made for more)
Just see me inwardly

The real me the real me

The real me the real me (Cause I was made for more)
The real me the real me (I deserve more)

Just see me inwardly (I deserve more)

The real me (I deserve more) the real me


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman and Fallon Favors


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Might be from the hood



Hook
Might from the hood

Or across the tracks

Not gonna hold you back

Not gonna hold me back

 

What’s inside of me

Is a heart of gold

Gotta let you know

Gotta let you know


Verse 1

Outta that concrete I rose
All I wanted to do was drive a Rolls
Cause they said where I'm from
Man them things like UFO'S
And I'm an alien in places

At least on the faces when it shows
Man I show you true ambition
You surprised that I got goals
And it got a love that can't compare
Even on them blocks that got despair
So just imagine the cross you bear
When they try to box you in a square
Tell me what you see up in the mirror
When you look, search for the truth
Then you'll see your city, you,
Your foundation and your roots

 

Hook

Might from the hood

Or across the tracks

Not gonna hold you back

Not gonna hold me back

 

What’s inside of me

Is a heart of gold

Gotta let you know

Gotta let you know


Verse 2
I can say the place that I rest at
Showed me how to work hard, be the best at
You should probably get close
Try catch that
Man I know you think the hood is a setback
That's to my advantage when you think that
We cut big trees with a small ax
And we tackle everything at the kneecaps
Just watch for the cars with the seat back

No matter what we looking up at the same sky
Meaning ain't no limits is the truth for you and I
Don't gotta front, 

Show where you from, go have some pride
Cause the world needs you, needs you, no disguise

You the marker
That mean give them smarts, give them swagger
Rock star be the hood Mick Jagger
Go celebrate, man let them flag you
I mean the obstacles is nothing when you fear none
And my mind got plenty bullets, don't need a real gun

 

I just wanna live --- yeah
Do stuff I never did --- yeah
See stuff I never saw --- yeah
Ain't trying to rob your mall

Just know I want it all
Cause where I'm from is hard

 

Hook

Might from the hood

Or across the tracks

Not gonna hold you back

Not gonna hold me back

 

What’s inside of me

Is a heart of gold

Gotta let you know

Gotta let you know


Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman
Performed by Isaiah J. Freeman and Courtney Yamamoto

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Why Not You?!



Verse 1

Should have lost her mind

All of that crying

Her dad was killed (Heart Failure)

When she was nine

Raised by her mom up in the Bronx

It was a lot to grow up with up in the times

Where’s racists, discrimination

She broke out decoded the Matrix

With patience, hard work and dedication

And the faith of a mustard (seed)

A Supreme Court Justice

 

Verse 2

He was homeless, but wasn’t hopeless

He was broke broke, but wasn’t broken

His mind had treasures golden

All he had to do was unfold them

Make computers, from throw-aways

Then he taught himself how to code data

Was a college major who loved to rap

But he also loved the field of tech

So he made songs late late late night

Til he got everyone just just right

In the day time made Google the trap

Meaning that he made money off the tech

And he sent those songs all over the map

And he never gave up man that’s a fact

 

Hook

It could be you

Nothing special you got what they got too

You can rise, you can fly

Be great too

Why not you, why not you, true

It could be you

 

Verse 3

He from the “D” Town

With dark clouds round

He was always told he would be nothing

But he turned out to really be something

Earned them scholarships

For over 3 something

 

Verse 4

He from Compton

And always wanted to change

And he didn’t want the system, ever to blame

Failed 46 times and he finally did it.

Became a lawyer and completed the mission


Verse 5

She from NY

The project side

When it’s dark outside

Man them bullets fly

Made up her mind

Her actions aligned

Then she bossed up

CEO time

 

Verse 6

He from Crenshaw

Got jumped in yall

Got locked up

Then he turned to music

And he turned music into a business

Tried to educate

Give his people some wisdom

 

Bridge

So that means you got a chance now

Just believe in yourself now

If you really want to stand out

You can’t worry about the in-crowd

Just gotta keep your head down

And focus on your work

And if you feel alone

You shouldn’t, cause you wasn’t first

 

So that means you got a chance now

Just believe in yourself now

If you really want to stand out

You can’t worry about the in-crowd

Just gotta keep your head down

And focus on your work

And don’t you feel alone

Cause you wasn’t first

 

Hook

It could be you

Nothing special you got what they got too

You can rise, you can fly

Be great too

Why not you, why not you, true

It could be you

 

Song written by Isaiah J. Freeman

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