The Soul Speaker

by Fola the Proverbalizer

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With a potent combination of body rocking flows and thought provoking lyrics, Proverbalizer demonstrates the art of R.hythm A.nd P.oetry at its finest on his carefully crafted debut 'The Soul Speaker'. 100% quality and substance. 0% mimicry or gimmickry

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released July 29, 2014

1. Giving Thanks
Produced by Proverbalizer
Sample: “Thank You Lord” performed by The Wailers
Additional Keyboard (Steel Pan): Christian Rodriguez
2. Proverbal-interlude
Instrumental from “Feel Me Flow” performed by Naughty By Nature
3. Water No Get Enemy
Produced by Proverbalizer
Sample: “Water No Get Enemy” performed by Fela Kuti
Additional Percussion (congas, shekere, talking drums): Proverbalizer
4. Black Pearl
Instrumental from “Git Up, Git Out” performed by Outkast
Additional Samples: “Sexual Healing” performed by Marvin Gaye and “Night Nurse” performed by Gregory Isaacs
5. Redemption
Produced by Kweku Ananse (Ghana)
Additional Vocals: Taina C. Ligonde
Congas: Christian Rodriguez
6. Free
Instrumental from “Live On Live Long” performed by Capone N Noreaga
Additional Vocals: Taina C. Ligonde
7. Balance
Instrumental from “Current Events” performed by Mystic
8. Re-creation
Instrumental from “Sick & Tired” performed by Nappy Roots
Additional Vocals: Sandra Harper
9. Firepower
Produced by Proverbalizer
Vocal Sample: Capleton

All lyrics written and arranged by Proverbalizer (with the exception of the chorus for “Giving Thanks” written by Bob Marley)
Recording Engineer: Folasona Olorunsola at Proverbalizer Productions Studio, Jersey City NJ.
Mixing Engineers: Chris Sulit (tracks 1, 4, 5, 9), Charlie Demos and Tony Conniff (tracks 2, 6, 7), Adesiji Awoyinka (track 3), Oladipo Oguntoyinbo (track 8). All tracks co-mixed by Proverbalizer.
Mastered by Chris Sulit at Trading 8’s Studio, Paramus NJ
Executive producer: Folasona Olorunsola for Proverbalizer Productions
Graphic Design and Artwork: Rain Patton, Folasona Olorunsola and Laolu Senbanjo.

I would like to give thanks to Olodumare, my Ori, my Ancestors, all the Orisas, my parents and entire family, my godparents and entire spiritual family, my Howard University family, the endless list of talented and creative artists who have inspired (or will inspire) me and have inspired those who have inspired me. And especially to YOU for listening! ONE LOVE

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I drop rhymes like
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Track Name: Giving Thanks
“Giving Thanks” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

Verse 1:
Up early morning stretching yawning time to get it on
when I step out of bed I give thanks
for a new day, today, gonna follow my heart cause that's the true way
to freedom, blessings I need I receive em
good things I start, complete em
positive options see them
negative thoughts don't need em
whenever they stalk delete em
inner demons defeat em
they think they're hiding from me when
I see them plotting and scheming they starving but I don't feed em
never that! rather leave em anorexic
work toward the dream that I believe and manifest it
man I'm blessed with, so much talent that I know the challenge
is to use it properly no time for moving sloppily
break any rule that's stopping me from dropping jewels and prophesy
invest my time in rhymes like other dudes invest in property
home is where the heart is, this art is where I live
plus the soul food that I prepare to share with kids

Verse 2:
I thank my ancestor spirits for protecting me
thank them squared for helping me reach my destiny
it's not that I've got a whole lot of expertise
I've got a whole lot of experts standing next to me
they could expand my vision with their perspective see
so every day I pray to let them connect with me
to feel their guidance inside is such a blessing see
cause it's the truth, I know the truth will set me free
used to be a prisoner of perfection the
need to be the best would not release the best from me
now I just do my best to feel my best and the
rest can rest in God's hands, ain't no stress for me
Egun will always lend a helping hand to me
it's so sweet to be the fruit of such a family tree
with strong deep roots I've got to stand tall and proud
helped me grow to a man, meaning Move Ahead Now
was once in my way, now I'm just on my way
worked out my weaknesses, got me feeling strong today
used to focus on fears, I see beyond today
if the thought won't help me through, let it be gone today
so I'm taking the "I'm" out of impossible
willing to make the road the way I've got to go
they teach me focus, tranquility and confidence
that inspiration can conquer self-consciousness
that the power of joy defeats the weakness of judgment
and they show me that fear is so much weaker than love is
let the power of joy defeat the weakness of judgment
now I'm knowing that fear is so much weaker than love is…

Verse 3:
I give thanks when I need teaching, there's always a helping hand
I give thanks for every second, and every second chance
I give thanks when I need guidance, there's always a sign
I give thanks for stars that twinkle and the sun when it shine
when I need an opportunity, there's always an open door
I give thanks for all I have and my desire to go for more
I give, thanks for the beats
I give, thanks for the rhymes
I give, thanks for my life
I give, thanks for the time
I give, thanks for my heart
I give, thanks for my mind
and the power that's possible, when I got them aligned
give thanks for divine inspiration, the breath in my lungs
give thanks for love the feeling, that's second to none
give thanks for ache l'enu, the power of the tongue
give thanks for rhythm that moves, the power of the drum
for yesterday and every lesson, it's telling me today
I give thanks for unknown blessings, already on their way
Track Name: Proverbal-interlude
“Proverbal-interlude” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

well it’s the pro-verbalizer profound lyric producer
fluid flow, meet banging beat, let me introduce you
turn plastic rappers to stone just like Medusa
talk big baller bullshit but walk like they've been neutered
my style seduce you, got you hooked on my phonics
rhymes will boost you, higher than cooking up chronic
lyric encyclopedia, the book of Ebonics
celebrated like Shakespeare, hooking up sonnets
strong as Tyson hit you with the hook if you want it
how I serve you depends if you're crooked or honest
any obstacle I see I'm looking beyond it
destiny was calling so I quickly responded
(brring) "Hello?"
"Yo! Son get ready"
"I'm set"
"let's go!"
"You got lyrics to deliver better let 'em know
because a gift that's not given is unacceptable
accept your gift and give your gab, let the blessings flow"
Track Name: Water No Get Enemy
“Water No Get Enemy” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2008

verse 1:
throw a coin in the wishing well, wishing to see my people living well
but greed make too many people live in hell
in the Niger River Delta the water's all been spoiled
for money and oil as toxic chemicals run in the soil
and into the streams, it's like a living nightmare
meant to injure their dreams and eliminate means
of even feeding their seeds,
people blinded by power can't even see what they need
do you see what I mean?
Chevron and Shell Oil are just a pair of parasites
forming a fiery hell, out of a fertile paradise
treating the people with scorn, as if we're not prepared to fight
so survival's a gamble like betting on a pair of dice
but oil and water don't mix, like truth and politics
so villagers be crapping out, dying like they're trapped in drought
even though they're living in a wetlands, damn the facts are foul
a jiggy lifestyle's not what I'm rapping 'bout
cause life is a battle and right now, ain't no backing out (nah son, ain't no backing out)
so we gotta fight for the right to live, fight for the lives of our kids
fight the system that's tryna stifle the light we could give
fight the brainwashing of the media, in order to think
fight to help my people find clean water to drink
damn, all they want is water to drink, just think…

Chorus (2X):
I like gold, but I could live without it
I like cars, but I could walk around kid
I really love women, still I could weather a drought
but if I ain't got water my life is going down quick
drop, drip, drop, drip, drop, drip, drop, drip

Verse 2:
We could put a man on the moon, eliminating barriers
but won't do a thing, to eliminate malaria
when it come to star wars, technology is racing
when it comes to what's important all we get is stagnation (nation…nation…)
some buying bottles in the club, some drinking out of bottle caps
we travel to other countries their tap water, we can't swallow that
how to people there survive? Some never wonder how
the facts are foul I'm wondering how they're gonna make it now
but change is possible, that's exactly what I'm rapping 'bout
but…but…but… so many problems in the world sometimes you wanna say fuck it
I can't do nothing, my effort is just a drop in the bucket
but just drop your drop my brother (my sister), let it go
cause together we're gon' make that bucket overflow
no one can do it all, but everyone can do a little
little drops flow together to form a little trickle
and little by little, little trickles be getting bigger
spilling into brooks and streams and finally a river to deliver
cleansing, cooling, healing,
if you love water put your hands to the ceiling
and pray for rain, pray for strength
plus direction that's power to change the game
live a river, my thoughts be getting deeper than the Amazon
just floating in my stream of consciousness, shall I carry on?
ok, but enough of my words, I'm an African- gotta hit you with a proverb
"omi l'eniyan,"- we humans are water
no time to be frozen gotta do what you thought of
and just follow your dreams like water be following gravity
and like life be following streams
"omi l'eniyan" - we humans are water, together our power grows
do water get enemy? No!
we just change the landscape, wherever we flow
let's check ourselves so we can change it for the positive though
because for the seeds to grow we gotta water them yo
in order for the seeds to grow we gotta water them yo

Chorus (2X):
I like gold, but I could live without it
I like cars, but I could walk around kid
I really love women, still I could weather a drought
but if I ain't got water my life is going down quick
drop, drip, drop, drip, drop, drip, drop, drip

Verse 3:
Possess the faith to move mountains down to beaches of sand just like water
reshaping the features of land just like water
I exist cause of my peoples, I am, it's like water
ubuntu, is like water
if ever caught between a rock and a hard place keep it flowing like water
no one can stop you if you know where you're going, like water
when times get tough, the tough keep going like water
so I strive to make my moves just like I'm knowing I oughta
gotta put priorities in a row and in order
the top two should be healthy food and clean water
for all of God's children Mama Earth's sons and daughters
cause water is life, the ultimate life supporter
Track Name: Black Pearl
“Black Pearl” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

Chorus:
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize

Verse 1:
I want you to want me like I want you
but I also want you to be free so gwaan do what you want to
I wanna know if you’re real or if you’re phoney,
I might be the one, so I know that you should get to know me
gotta holla when I see ya, this might be our only
chance, so take a chance don't be shy and walk off lonely
don't deny your opportunity now and end up guessing
"he was fine, would I have been feeling his essence?"
better find out, it's cool if you ain't feelin me boo,
cause there's only one of me, and a million of you
just playing I know you’re special, I ain't judging
but if your attitude is snotty you should know there's dimes in dozens
in every hood, in every country I go
some of them queens and some of them hoes
some motivated some don't have any goals
some is true to themselves some be playing a role
some of them wise and some of them dumber
some of them wives and some of them mothers
still the odds is in my favor cause it's all about numbers
but which one are you? that's just what I was wonder-ing
don't see no ring so if you’re single,
I wanna know what sparks your mind, and what makes your spine tingle
from your head to the tip of your toes
I know different positions, and different flows
I know lames be spitting game, but I'm different from those
if you knew what I had to offer you'd be with it for sho
if you’re worth more than dollars, I'll offer my time
if you thirst for the knowledge, I'll offer my mind
if you lust for the pleasure, I'll offer my body
it's my pleasure to give it to you, damn you a hottie
and if you truly a queen and we share the same goals,
later on down the road, might even offer my soul

Chorus:
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize

Verse 2:
princess you wanna be a queen, then come with a king
damn you’re fly, but I could be the wind under your wings
uplift your mind and make your spine bend like wonderful beats
take you to new heights when our bodies blend under the sheets
I know you’ve been let down a few times in your life
but don't be scared to take a chance, try rolling the dice
like 7-11 all night I'll have you open
any time you can come-bust I'm giving you explosions
make you warm then make you hot, but it feel like time is frozen
while your sugar walls are melting getting wetter like they're flowing
come so many times you'll hope it's never time for going
my head ain't too big, but once I see your tail it's growing
you're making it hard for me to resist, the softness of your kiss
narrow waist and thickness of your hips
you've got me hypnotized by the power contained
within your lips, your eyes, your hourglass frame
I wanna flow through you, like the sands of time
so take this road with me, place your hands in mine

Chorus:
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize

Verse 3:
Got discipline, style & passion
plus she got my back when it's time for action
baby got her own back, the size was catching
my eyes but the smile was the prize attraction, and
when I looked into her eyes is happened
like a gravitational field, our minds were trapped in
you know the look that instantaneously seduce ya
time froze as we traveled to the future
thinking about what could be, should be, will be
she said “I have some space in my life need you to fill me”
said I have some pain in my life need you to heal me
we can play Marvin all night long so you can feel me
plus I need a Night Nurse like Gregory
& you seem like, my perfect remedy
we both hope it might work so let it be
that the way you quench my thirst is heavenly

Chorus:
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize

Verse 4:
when I first met you girl, you was feeling my height
now you’re feeling my length, I mean feeling my pipe
not only feeling my length, got you feeling my thickness
when I first met you, I was feeling your thickness
now I'm taking up space inside, filling your thickness
working you out well like diligent fitness
would sweat out your perm, but you’re all natural
born black and beautiful, you're all that for sure
got respect for yourself, and respect for me too
so making you feel good is my specialty boo (true)
like sipping sex on the beach, but we don't really drink
sun tans and white sand now we’re both on the brink
rising like the tide getting wetter and wetter
riding the pipeline surfing waves of infinite pleasure
til they break on the shoreline and we finish together
but we could swim back for more, when and wherever

Chorus:
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes, I wanna sing a song of joy and let you harmonize
black pearl with the almond eyes…beautiful surprise
Track Name: Redemption
“Redemption” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2006

Verse 1:
life's a journey, can't always predict where it's gon' take you
so many obstacles it's like you gotta fight to break through
lil' boy from Louisiana scared to leave his grandma
moved to Cali got beat down in the back alley
mother moved out west where she was hoping for more
but son caught in a mess that he just wasn't ready for
they keep us in the slums and we poor
now we’re fighting over crumbs and it's war, drugs and guns you see more
than you ever do a job opportunity
cause the ones who made them guns, same ones who rob our communities
and the best way to survive, lots of unity
but they’ve got plans to divide and conquer you and me
cause back in the 60's before the Bloods and the Crips
it was Feds who shot the Panthers with the slugs from the clips
if we studied history we might discover that shit
now we shoot each other and they just be loving that shit
together we stand, they plan to keep us down in division
no new schools, all they build now is the prisons
prison yard or ghetto got us facing hard times
slash the education funding got us wasting our minds
and brothers running from life, so I guess we're scared to death
the system spread the type of stress that makes it hard to take a breath
(makes it hard to take a breath)
but Tookie looked deep within and discovered the light
found the love for his people and the love for his life,
loving to write, cause he got a story to tell
not about a gladiator school cause ain't no glory in hell
and for over seven years he was locked in the hole
but little by little, started unlocking his soul

Chorus:
Tookie they tried to take you
but they didn't make you
so they can't break you
travel peacefully

Verse 2:
Treated like an animal when he was caged in a cell
took years to realize the best way to rebel
was to stretch to the full depth of his humanity
lived a life of madness, finally discovered sanity
but how he changed for the better, not everyone could accept
as a thug he was a nuisance, but now he is a threat
cause he works for unity within the black community
got love for Mandela and wanna see Mumia free
along with all political prisoners in the penitentiary
Terminator got a plan and it was never clemency
but Arnold Schwarzenazi you can't stop me or none of my fam
I don't even need a gun in my hand
I'm representing with the pen, cause it's a stronger weapon
and when I empty the barrel you're gonna need protection
but I'm aiming for the mind so you can leave your vest and
Tookie was real with his, you should heed the lessons
but you're still a Nazi so you don't believe redemption
see the Minute Man Klan and say we need their presence
tried to kill Tookie sent him to the next dimension
but he's still present in the spirit representing

Chorus:
Tookie they tried to take you
but they didn't make you
so they can't break you
travel peacefully

Verse 3:
And though he played a big part, wasn't the start of the pollution
but he got a big heart, so now he's part of the solution
better take a look in yours 'fore you start up the accusing
let he without sin sit and order execution
cause any time your trigger finger point at someone else
check the other three, they'll be aiming at yourself
that's where the battle begins and also ends
true strength is when you can win the battle within
establish a trend, was Tookie's greatest intention
with a pad and a pen, from Blue Rage to Black Redemption
the way he made it demonstrated anything is possible
not just victims, we could be the doctors in the hospitals
that’s power, to know that whatever the shit you’re facing
God gave you the strength to better your situation
it’s not easy, believe me, no one can do it all
but Tookie showed us how to hold our heads and stand tall
for that I thank you brother so we're not gon' let you die
truth if ever crushed to the earth will always rise
you moved on, but kind enough to leave this quote:
"dum spiro spero," while I breathe there's hope
and Tookie you spread both hope and inspiration
rest in P.ositive E.nergy A.ctivates C.onscious E.levation
peace…
Track Name: Free
“Free” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

Chorus:
When I was born I was free
so in this life I’m gonna be free
I know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout you I’m talking ‘bout me let’s feel free
When we were born we were free
so in this life we’re gonna be free
we know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout us we’ve got to be free

Verse 1:
been taught to know your place (where?), but not to know yourself (who?)
taught to do as your told (why?), but to ignore what's felt (how?)
imagination limited to what your memories see
dreams defined by the kind they sell on tv
then your mind is confined, you'll never be free
til you sing the song of your soul, let the melody be
free from prisons of the past or stress about tomorrow
free to make a choice now no regret or doubt or sorrow
might not always be free, enough to choose your position
no matter the space & time, free to choose your decision
free is much more, than living outside of a prison
free is more like, living inside of your vision
with hands and heart and mind aligned with precision
feelings and actions that combine in time like a rhythm
being so caught in the moment you forget the year
being so caught in the love you forget the fear
gotta feel free so you can accept your wealth
being so caught in your purpose you forget yourself
still no matter what some say, accept yourself
cause nothing is really real, except what's felt
what you already own no other human can give you
still you gotta claim freedom, your own music to live to
and since you might not get a second chance at life
might as well feel free and just dance tonight

Chorus:
When I was born I was free
so in this life I’m gonna be free
I know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout you I’m talking ‘bout me let’s feel free
When we were born we were free
so in this life we’re gonna be free
we know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout us we’ve got to be free

Verse 2:
Free like taking the mask off and letting your face shine
no pretender follow no agenda that ain't mine
confined to someone else' road, no I won't waste time
with Eshu's blessing, and Ogun's machete, create mine
I walk my own path, talk my own rap
my soul is not for sale it can't be bought so know that
I could rent my time for a minute til pockets grow fat
but no boss could own that so I’ve got to go back
to spending time on rhymes investing in dreams
receiving dividends of being what I'm destined to be
blessed with a roof overhead plus making bread that can feed
my stomach well, but most of all I'm truly blessed to be free
to, choose to do what inspires me toward the best I can be
like, letting words make love to tracks caressing the beat
or, touching a dancer's soul like I'm caressing her feet
by, letting the drum echo true expressions of me

Chorus:
When I was born I was free
so in this life I’m gonna be free
I know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout you I’m talking ‘bout me let’s feel free
When we were born we were free
so in this life we’re gonna be free
we know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout us we’ve got to be free

Verse 3:
Free like the style of a rhyme when it come off the top
free like having no fear of being unorthodox
free like styles on mics blessed, in the moment, unwritten
free like love fully expressed, true emotions unhidden
free like wild animals, that never see what the zoo is
free like speech, when the words you speak are the truest
free like the feeling, that a dancer finds in the music
free like your gift from God, just gotta find it and use it
free like speech was, long before the first amendment
free like owning your home, not where your some persons tenant
free is not just physical, it's a critical state of the mind
the mind state crucial for spitting creative rhymes
free like a thief in the dark of the night
but wait! (hold up) that definition of freedom ain't right (why?)
cause if cause is unseen effect still come into light
free is a conscience that's clear and character shining bright
living the life that you love and showing love for your brothers
not judging nobody else or fearing judgment from others
deep within is where you gotta focus your view to be free
see life for what it is, also what it truly could be
not when you do what you have to, when you do what you be
given options 1 or 2, add them to get numeral 3
given multiple choices A B C D to the E
say F. U. I'm a G. O.D. from doing M.E.
cause I’m free

Chorus:
When I was born I was free
so in this life I’m gonna be free
I know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout you I’m talking ‘bout me let’s feel free
When we were born we were free
so in this life we’re gonna be free
we know that everybody wanna be free
I’m talking ‘bout us we’ve got to be free
let’s feel free
Track Name: Balance
“Balance” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

Verse 1:
Live (love) Love (live) Love (live) Live (love)
love each day as if it might be the last
but your best opportunities might be the past
if you're the type, that never planned for the future
(never plan to fail, and never fail to plan)
so check out a map, and plan your maneuvers
through the ocean of options, life has got to offer
when you focus your thoughts like, Chinese water torture
focused thoughts, lead to focused actions
but they're half-hearted if they don't flow from passion
over analysis, leads to paralysis
but under planning, leads to tripping over challenges
that could've been easily predicted
still got to improvise, life can't easily be scripted
study long study wrong, but look before you leap
never bite your tongue, but think before you speak
keep it one hundred, but let your words be sweet
when the truth is bitter, blend the flavors perfectly
so that they

Chorus (2X):
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta balance, we gotta b-b-b-

Verse 2:
balance, like mixing hard work and talent
hard work and play, hard work and pray-
ying that your efforts pay off
balance the ying and the yang
balance your needs and your wants
play too humble they might play you thinking you’re soft
but life is worth more than bling, and things that you floss
so balance grinding late night to make you goals complete
with knowing seeds of your dreams, only grow with sleep
as the fertile soil, to nurture your work and toil
make it fruitful, rejuvenate, re-energize your youthful
enthusiasm, balance that with wisdom from elders
trial and error, with what those who've lived it can tell ya
about how to proceed and how to succeed
but only heaven knows what you came down to achieve
define your own success you'll have the power to lead
big up your status, then hold it down for the seeds
they need

Chorus (2X):
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta balance, we gotta b-b-b-

Verse 3:
balance being selfish and selfless
if you give away all of yourself, soon you'll have no self left
it's not just about material wealth it's
more about energy and how it is dealt with
the power to bring change, and how it's directed
gotta be reciprocated, and respected
but some people only take take and collect it
so in that case, it pays to protect it
so that you can save it and place your investment
of effort in endeavors, way more effective
the purpose to which you feel a sacred connection
makes your soul shine like greatness reflected
got your higher self hype saying let's get this
where there's a will there's a way and a method
and that's word to the name I was blessed with (Folasona)
(use God’s wealth) to create the road as I take the next step with

Chorus (2X):
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta balance, we gotta b-b-b-

Verse 4:
balance being fearless, so actions are intelligent
with the power boost, you grab from your adrenaline
balance pains of sorrow, with laughter as the medicine
balance society with masculine and feminine
what good is a world without women?
at least we could stop fighting, cause wouldn't be nobody winning
what good is a world without men?
give it a day I bet the "niggas ain't shit" talk would end
with a quickness, we need each other never forget this
we all have mothers why we call our women bitches
airing dirty laundry for haters to witness
divided we fall, that's the way Willie Lynches
so we’ve gotta balance our need for unity
with your need for doing you, my need for doing me
balance silence and sound into perfect rhythm
balance instinct and knowledge in you search for vision
haste makes waste, but don't procrastinate
suuru ni baba iwa (patience is the father of character), sometimes you have to wait
for the things that you want, but already have what you need
so balance being thankful, with asking God please
help me

Chorus:
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta have, we gotta have that
balance, we gotta balance, we gotta b-b-b-
balance, not falling to the right or left sometimes
balance, is a matter of life or death
Track Name: Re-creation
“Re-creation” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

Verse 1:
I made a decision to be creatively driven
so show me the right road to be creating my vision
all I want to do is play drums, produce songs, write raps,
any other life feels wrong, show me the right path
guide me, to utilize the talent God provides me
bless the world with the gift of love that lives inside me
let it out, feelings so strong that I could never doubt
don't know how I'ma make it, but I know just where I'm headed now
if I ever get lost, please show me a better route
I'm trying to make moves like geese in the winter, headed south
setting out, on this long journey taking the first step
ready for change like a baby taking its first breath
it's a cold world out there, or so they say,
but songs soothe my soul like sunshine on summer days
some obstacles seem insurmountable still won't run away
cause they say, faith moves mountains so I'ma pray
then I'ma work, cause I know it'll work
out fine sometimes you can't go in reverse
so I let my lifeline flow like a verse
and rhyme for re-creation like the moment of birth
just being alive is a blessing that no one could curse
ashes to ashes, but savages think they're owning the earth
I just give thanks for the now, this present, I know what it's worth
and rhyme for re-creation like the moment of birth

Chorus:
rhyme re-creation, re-evolution, life celebration, love the solution
rhyme re-creation, re-evolution, life celebration, love the solution
re-creation,
re-evolution, celebration
re-creation
re-evolution, love solution

Verse 2:
I plant prayers like seeds and believe they're gon’ flourish
so I nurture the soil inside of the garden that nourish
my soul, fertilize it with faith commitment and courage
make music my home, not just a visiting tourist
flow so fresh and so clean, so say that brotha's a purist
my love for hip hop is pure, I could never ignore it
after the wack fall off and decay like leaves in the forest
I'll be here, the race ain't for the swift, but he that endureth
when the ice age of rap starts receding away
like glaciers during global warming, best believe I'ma stay
paint a picture perfect future on the canvas of today
properly mixing pigments from the palette of yesterday
scan my memories, to predict the moves of my enemies
for every mistake of my past strengthen my future with remedies
keep one eye on tomorrow, to know where today’s going
and pour myself into the current moment to stay flowing

Chorus:
rhyme re-creation, re-evolution, life celebration, love the solution
rhyme re-creation, re-evolution, life celebration, love the solution
re-creation,
re-evolution, celebration
re-creation
re-evolution, love solution

Verse 3:
My foresight, is sharpened by hindsight
and insight, is more important than eyesight
I try not to be blinded by the madness that I see
when I'm really looking, to establish who I be
so I could see, eye to eye with I purpose I
chose to look deep, peep beneath the surface dove
into the sea of my soul deeper than words could really describe
I saw freedom unfold as I emerged on the other side
third eye open wide, won't sleep on intuition no I won't deny
what I've always known, yet feared to acknowledge (knowledge) of self
much more real than a college degree, and I'm glad I got a degree
but look, no book could show me how to be me
and tuition you pay won't show you how to be free
like water drops absorbing sun to hop, out of the sea, it's elevation…
re-creation…celebration…liberation….
Track Name: Firepower
“Firepower” by Folasona Olorunsola, 2013

Chorus (2X):
fiyah on the tracks, fiyah on the tracks
a yo stop the train, there's fiyah on the tracks
fiyah on the tracks, fiyah on the tracks
take the needle off the record 'fore the fiyah melt the wax

Verse 1:
son of Aganju, and it makes a lot of sense
I might move slow, but I move continents
every move that's made has a true consequence
reap what you sow, so I use common sense
to create miracles I use confidence
stand for what I believe not standing on the fence
I step into the game with dominance
sometimes the best offence is a strong defense
I de-fend the downtrodden for all intents and purposes
my purpose is to be of service it's all about upliftment, spiritual elevation
get you high on my style, lyrical levitation
zone into the rhythm like I'm here to do meditation
stay focused on goals, bigger than cheddar chasing
spit big picture rhymes to expand your view
hot lava flows create new land for you
gotta deal with the cards in your hand it's true
so handle your business before it handle you
I plan to handle mine like a man should do
to raise the level of rhyming and my family too
by spitting

Chorus (2X):
fiyah on the tracks, fiyah on the tracks
a yo stop the train, there's fiyah on the tracks
fiyah on the tracks, fiyah on the tracks
take the needle off the record 'fore the fiyah melt the wax

Verse 2:
my rhymes have been combining hydrogen like nuclear fusion
shine like the sun, let you see through the illusions
evaporate the fog and burn through the confusion
motivation for movement when you do what you’re doing
my sentences is energy for photosynthesis
if that's too complex, I'll break it down for emphasis
to state it simplest, what I'm spittin is hot
off the thermometer, whether it's written or not
when the pen hits the page, it sets it ablaze
when you catch my speech rays, your melanin raise
my thoughts bring heat waves, and temperature change
global warming speed raises when I enter the stage
the fire that melt the iron at the core of the earth
way before amphibians swam to the shore and gave birth
my hot spit was the energy source for the first
forms of life deep on the ocean floor where I burst
through with hot lava turning water to steam
the fire that never dies at the core of your dreams
the ember you always remember, can never extinguish
the burning passion, that will let you distinguish
how you need to feel, from how you think you need to appear
the fire of strong desire to melt the weakness of fear
into liquid like lava, give you new shape and new form
when you break through like eruptions and start breaking the norm
eruptions bring destruction, but create new land
like life destroys the boy to create a new man, hmmm
I know you felt the change, transformation
my energy will melt the chains, emancipation

Chorus (2X):
fiyah on the tracks, fiyah on the tracks
a yo stop the train, there's fiyah on the tracks
fiyah on the tracks, fiyah on the tracks
take the needle off the record 'fore the fiyah melt the wax