Afro Music Vol. I

by Derek Shields

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This song pays homage to all of the great muscians that influenced what we heard back when and still influence what we hear today.

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Afro Music Vol. I
BPM: 102
Written by Derek shields
Produced by Derek Shields and Greg Wright
Horn Arrangement by Ben Jammin Horns
Duane Benjamin: Trombone
Mike Nelson: Tenor Sax, Bari Sax
Brandynne Philips: Trumpet
Sample: Eric B & Rakim "I Know You Got Soul"
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Mixed and Mastered by Greg Wright


HOOK:
AFRO MUSIC
AFRO MUSIC
(Repeat)

VERSE 1

FROM CHARLIE PARKER KNOWN AS YARD BIRD
HORNS A BLOWIN LIKE LOUIS ARMSTRONG
NOBODY HAD A BETTER GRIN
DAN MISS ELLA FITZ
THA RENAISSANCE JETTISONED DUKE ELLINGTON
WHEN HE PERFORMED A STAR WAS BORN
USTA CARRY ON TA SARAH VAUGHN
AND ON N ON TO THA BREAK A DAWNIN
LADY SINGS THA BLUES TIL DEM BLUES WERE GONE
NOBODY FOUNDED A SOUND LIKE MOTOWN DID
JAMES BROWN GOT DOWN WIT
THA FUNK THA FUNK THA SOUL DA SOUND
DAT SOUNDED SO ASTOUNDIN'
HE WEARS THA CROWN INFLUENCED SO MANY AROUND US
N FLIPPED THA WHOLE GAME LIKE HIPS ON SOUL TRAIN
BACK FLIPS N GOLD CHAINS
NOW THIS IS COLTRANE THA SAXOPHONIST
NAT KING COLE DID DEESE
CLASSIC MOMENTS
THA LAST OF POETS THA BLACKS OF SPOKEN WORD
DATS HEARD ON CORNAS
THA CLASSIC SHOWMAN DEM STREET PERFORMERS
THA BEATS UPON YA HAVE YA SNEAKERS STOMPING
LIKE PIANO KEYS FANTASIES OF FLORENCE
WAS BB KING POISONED THA BLUES IS CALLING

HOOK:
AFRO MUSIC
AFRO MUSIC
GOTTA HAVE
AFRO MUSIC
(Repeat)

VERSE 2

N CHARLES MINGUS CAME TA BRING US
THA DOUBLE BASS SOUND DAT WAS FOUND WIT HIS FINGERS
N DIZZY GILLESPIE HAD THA RECIPE
BUT MILES BLEW STYLES DAT STILL MESS WIT ME
BUT CHUCK BERRY BE THA KING OF ROCK
OR SHOULD I SAY ERYTHING... ERYTHING...

HOOK:
MUSIC
AFRO MUSIC
GOTTA HAVE
AFRO MUSIC
BRING BACK THA
AFRO MUSIC
(Repeat)

VERSE 3

I HEARD THA BEATS FROM THA PARK SON
PROLLY STARTED WIT PIGMEAT MARKHAM
YO WIT GRANDMASTER FLOWERS
BREAK BEATS FO HOURS
NU SOUNDS BUILT SPEAKERS THA SIZE OF TOWERS
KING CHARLES HAD THA POWER THA NIGHT IS OURS

CANT DENY WUS OURS
PAY HOMAGE CUZ IMA SPIT KNOWLEDGE NOT COMMON SENSE
DEY ALL PAVE THA WAY FROM WHAT STARTED THIS
HIP HOP PIONEERS N AINT STOPPING YET
IMA TELLA STORY QUITE PROVOCATIVE
ANUTHA ALLEGORY OF WHERE HIP HOP LIVES
THA GREAT MCS GO DOWN IN HISTORY
THA BEST DAT RECORDED IT AND WHAT STARTED IT

HOOK:
AFRO MUSIC
GOTTA HAVE
AFRO MUSIC
ALL ABOUT
AFRO MUSIC
BRING BACK THA
AFRO MUSIC
(Repeat)

VERSE 4

SO ONCE UPON A TIME IN THA PROJECTS
I GREW UP REAL POOR BUT IM NOT A PROPHET
TRYIN TO FIND A WAY TA MAKA PROFIT
A RAPPERS DELIGHT
IM THA KING OF ROCK KID
PARENTS DONT UNDERSTAND SO I BUST A MOVE

SHOULD I STAY'D IN SCHOOL?
BUT NOW IM PAID IN FULL
I GOTTA LICENSE TA ILL BUT NOW I BREAKS THA RULES

NOW I RULE THA WORLD MAYBE EVEN THA PLANET
I MAKE THA PLANET ROCK U CRAM TO UNDERSTAND IT
HOW IM GETTIN ALL THA DEAD PRESIDENTS YOU CANT GIT
I MOVED THA CROWD FOREVER WHOSE N DOUBT
YOU TALK TOO MUCH YOU NEED TA CLOSE YA MOUTH
ITLL TAKE A NATION OF MILLIONS TA HOL ME BACK
I BUM RUSH THA SHOW ALL THA HALLS ARE PACKED
I WUZ BORN A MACK I WUZ BORN TA RAP
YOUSA SUCKA MC ALL YA SONGS ARE WACK
SO FOLLOW THA LEADER, TEACHER, TEACHER
THA GROUPIES I SLEEP WIT
MONA LISA AND BONITA APPLEBAUM
THA GIRL IS DUMB I GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT A BITCH AINT ONE
NO ONE CAN DO IT BETTER
BIGGER
DEFFER
I JACK THA RIPPER CUZ IM DOWN FOR WHATEVER
ITS ILLMATIC AINT NO HALF STEPPIN
I COME WITH ETHER OR A LETHAL WEAPON
A FRESH PAIR ADIDAS N A FILA SWEATER
REPRESENT
REPRESENT
WITTA TECH ON MY DRESSER
MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS
I GOTTA KEEP MY HEAD UP!!

DEDICATED TO MY REAL HIP HOP HEADS
WHO KNOW WUSSUP
YOU FEEL ME?!?!
TAKING IT BACK..
IM PAYIN HOMAGE...
LIKE DAT... LIKE DAT... LIKE DAT...

HOOK:
GOTTA HAVE
AFRO MUSIC
ALL ABOUT THAT
AFRO MUSIC
BRING BACK THA
AFRO MUSIC
WE ALL ABOUT THAT
AFRO MUSIC
ALL ABOUT THAT
AFRO MUSIC
(Repeat)

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released December 28, 2015
Afro Music Vol. I
BPM: 102
Written by Derek shields
Produced by Derek Shields and Greg Wright
Horn Arrangement by Ben Jammin Horns
Duane Benjamin: Trombone
Mike Nelson: Tenor Sax, Bari Sax
Brandynne Philips: Trumpet
Sample: Eric B & Rakim "I Know You Got Soul"
Pump up the Volume
Mixed and Mastered by Greg Wright

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