Truth

by Dubgee

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released September 19, 2018

Dubgee wrote, produced, recorded and mixed the entire album.
Kyhan Smith did a lot of engineering and some of the work on the beats.

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Track Name: Truth
The truth is, Ive been waiting far too long / To do this: release some new music and songs / It’s foolish, I’ve been waiting for success to come to me / You gotta go and get it if you wanna throw some lettuce up / The truth is we’ve got food for everybody / but there’s people starving cuz free isn’t porfitable / And we just spent a couple billion trying to show a couple million / People that Canada is so hospitable / Fronting like we don’t got no hospital bills / And the aboriginals had no holocaust. Still / I can’t really speak on someone’s shit if I ain’t asked ‘em / But these social issues need to be resolved and that’s my passion / Like this music, I study culture language study art / study philosphy, I’ll build some shit to take it back apart / The truth is, I don’t care if my music charts / I’m trying to take care of your mind some you can find time for your heart / The truth: I got some songs for the club and in your ride

But the rhymes I got for those would be like me telling some lies

I’m trying to diet but I can’t resist the fries / Im having lows and trying to balance those with highs / The truth is rap perpetuates the stereotypes / Having white kids trying to be down with black hype / Trust your instinct, and if it don’t feel right / The truth is going home alone at the end of the night -Truth

You’ll never catch us in the same room with the same rhyme

Yo Doug Tree come and rock the mic

Yo, Truth is love is creation is love is life / Which is what happens from fucking a couple of times a night / Yo the truth is no bullshit, I filter my j’s cuz I don’t own a roach clip / I’m not from the west coast, or the pacific north west / I’m from southwest Canada those terms are from the U.S.A / And when you use them you;ve been assimilated / The truth isn’t those who say the real, they the ones that fake it / Bboys just b, Wannabe emcees try to be g’s talking bout trading keys straight for p’s / The truth is I hear these f*****g kids on the skytrain / Talking bout the gangsta swagger they f*****g street names / Truth is, they need to STFU / ‘for I knock you the f**k out or VPD arrest you / The truth is talk is cheap unless your me selling some f*****g rhymes / The truth is I sell a little weed just to survive / My boy Dubgee really gives a f*** / the truth is he’ll never say it it’ll f*** his image up / But we now on the line of scrimmage trying to finish up / I got a little grimace “Why” / Cuz I know what the f*** is up……..
Track Name: Let the Music Heal Me
Tiago:
I’ve been around the world / I’ve lived a lot of dreams / Only somethings can prepare you for what life brings / You gotta roll with the punches, do what feels right / You can take and take for lovin I will survive

Dubgee:
Giving you a bird’s eye with my third eye / I went from around the hood to around the world guy / Hating these women to loving my girl, I / Make this music so hot that it burns my / Soul, I make you want to gain control / Reach for the stars and let everybody know / I hypnotize you entrain your brain
make you strive for the thetas and ride the train / Take you off to another brand of touched by the hand of man / I’ve been lucky growing up in Vansterdam / Been on a little trip since last year and / Now I’m starting to see the master plan / My life is moving just a little bit faster than / I expected it to but enough respect due / If you aint letting anyone disrespect you! (Repeat) / Know if you in the house tonight and you starting to feel me / Whisper to yourself let the music heal me

Tiago:
I’ve been around the world / I’ve lived a lot of dreams / Only somethings can prepare you for what life brings / You gotta roll with the punches, do what feels right / You can take and take for lovin I will survive

Dubgee:
I can’t even begin to explain what’s in it / This ain’t the type of beat to be hot for a minute no / This will be hot for a couple of hours / A hot meal, movie, nightcap and head to the showers / I’m trying to make some good music / something you can bump in your hood / Even if it aint a hood where I’m from / I’m losing everything that I thought defined the game / The guilt, pressure power I can claim / Im staying true to who I am / yes Im white but I’m not the MAN / See a little problem I do what I can / But just yesteryear I turned into a man / Now I stand on my own two, command a little soldier / It’s nice he’s still small enough to fit on my shoulders / But we forge ahead, travel on out of Babylon / If you like the message maybe you should tag along / Now if you in the house tonight and you feel me / Whisper to yourself let the music heal me

Tiago:
I’ve been around the world / I’ve lived a lot of dreams / Only somethings can prepare you for what life brings / You gotta roll with the punches, do what feels right / You can take and take for lovin I will survive
Track Name: Hustle Harder f/ Attikus
Dubgee:
I dropped the bass line so you’d hear it / Composed the beat choose a topic / Wrote lyrics and engineered it / Tuned the signal crystal clear no millihertz of interference / I focused on substance over appearance / Then I sent it out for mix and master spreading works part of the hustle / But hustling harders pushing just as hard as the muscle / Starting to bubble up - pop! / The dream crumble and drop / Just like that back to struggle raps like it or not / Back to handling graphics photoshopping my flyers and posters / I pick’em up from the printers and hang em high like I’m ‘sposed to / I hand em out when I’m close / Deliver tickets and ghost I ain’t got time to kick it / Alright, 5 minutes at most / I’m sorry for the time limit homie I got a rap showcase / I host and I rhyme in it / So my mind’s committed like time is infinite / I’m spending my nickels and dimes until my finance is finished

Attikus
Okay, 25 hours a day / stretch my week into 8 / 366 days, no wonder they say / I’m hustling

Dubgee
The first three are personal / hustle for fam I gotta give em what they deserve /
I’m hustling
Harder for 4 - 7 the hustles neverending / never sleeping never pretending

Now all this money I’m making from my 9 to 5 grinding / I pay my bills and skim a little means - I’m barely surviving / I put it back into my rappin, it’s what I take pride in / That mix and master I subbed, it’s back and it bumps when I’m ridin / I make music with kids and spit raps for their parents / These 20 somethings at the club I’m at home peeling carrots / I got some mouths to feed I got my heart on my sleeve / the hardest article to wear but if you feelin it share it / These rappers are parrots reciting biting from elders / They just lightning claiming they thunder stealing artistic merit / That they partly inherited I can hardly bear it / Hip hop is stuck in the snow you tryin to get chairlifted / So when i say that I’m hustlin to clear up the air / I’m working hard staying legit and if I get it I share / My success money or love but i don’t think that you care / Cuz you claim that you don’t give a fuck so I’mma leave that right there / Homey it feel like we kicking it so I’m spitting it intimate / Now that money’s involved you got it twisted like licorice / This is wisdom not gibberish looking out for that bigger fish / Stayin playin my position till the inning is finished

Attikus
Okay, 25 hours a day / stretch my week into 8 / 366 days, no wonder they say / I’m hustling

Dubgee
The first three are personal / hustle for fam I gotta give em what they deserve /
I’m hustling
Harder for 4 - 7 the hustles neverending / never sleeping never pretending
Track Name: Gotta
Gotta keep that beat rolling / Gotta keep the fleet rowing / And we go to sleep knowing the land we working on is stolen / Gotta take a break watch your step / Hot under the collar break your neck / Gotta get a dollar more no less / Unless of course it means more stress

How many of us work an 8.5 travel time make it 9 or 10 / Home, dinner dessert, sleep, get up, shit, shower, shave, back again / Side hustle for tuition listen student debts a prison / Education is a given a right plus my side mission / You wanna ride with me just commit to the decision
Submit to intuition, the truth is in fruition / Have a look around rebuild and replace whatever it is that you see missing / We build no take away don’t run we stay, play, pray / From the jump off to the buzzer beater three point fade away we say

Gotta take a break watch your step / Hot under the collar break yours next / Gotta get a dollar more no less / Unless of course it means more stress / Be in the moment / Seize the moment / Breathe the moment / Live your mind wide open / Gotta take a break watch your step
Hot under the collar break yours next / Gotta get a dollar more no less / Unless of course it means more stress

Sweat dripping my bosses want every last drop from me / But we raised on Puffy and Mase so we don’t stop we just / Keep or feets going like we keep the beat rolling / And we go to sleep knowing the land we working on is stolen / When you’re underpaid by the hour how you sposed to fund fightin all the powers that be / Exhausted and sour most of my bosses been the greediest cowards to me / But I’m still the dubgeeziest, penwork still tedious / Easy to tell a tale if you trying to sell then you on sale we just

Try to take a break watch our step / Hot under the collar break your neck / Gotta get a dollar more no less / but of course it means more stress
Track Name: Maria
I met her a couple years back 6 to be exact / I was playing a gig this girl worked at the venue / Curly hair brown skin was on the menu / MARIA / after all you were the only one / I didn’t realize it at the time / That we had met before at least once at the Biltmore / And once in 2005 but it wasn’t about that time / for us to get to hooking up cuz history was cooking up / MARIA / I was hanging out at the coffee shop / My homey he was working in the building she was working at / Seen her leaving told him, “Yo, for that I’d catch a murder rap, / Stop herding cats and drink an ounce of liquid burger fat!” / The girl forgot her purse and now she turning back / I had the nerve to ask for digits but my nerves were wack / I overcame my insecurity and told her that I think she looks familiar and I’m pretty sure / MARIA / Was her name I got my grilled cheese game tight
We hit Salt for Lunch reserved a table tomorrow night / Killed dinner still chilling like Emilio as Billy the Kid / Me and Maria getting silly / Things escalate and I decide to hesitate / We on another level vibing out so the sex can wait / We played it safe and smart / Never with each others heart / We stayed together and apart now 6 years later here we are

Maria
Shes the one for me, two for me, three and my four, simply put shes everything I need plus some more
Maria
She my five she my six she my seven she my eight she my girlfriend mate even great’s an underestimate, wait

Lets take it back to El Cocal on the Drive / Just a little spot that helped get us organized / Live show after live show Elizabeth would host / I seen her at the Carribean Fest on the North Shore coast / My warriors had some Kasama homies clearly it was bottoms up / We rocking out loving life we living it up / I noticed it was picture time so I struck a pose / Jumping in the back acting like it’s everyone I know / It was all just friends of friends of at the time my current girl / Not looking for a change of pace just to tilt my whirl / Overall a drunk night in my 20’s until 10 years later Maria she noticed something funny / In a picture with all of her closest komrades / Me in the back like this drunk puter is all bad / She had to ask she said it looks like but is it you / That means we’ve met 3 times before could this be true? / And if it is what kind of sorcery is trying to hook us up / Where else have we met before girl let’s look it up

She my past and my present and my future / Let me introduce you to Misses Super Duper

I was up late chilling, I started reminiscing / funny how the time flies when you don’t talk. Listen
Expo 86 was like our early olympics and Gordon Campbell went from Mayor to Premier and most of us missed it / Back to Expo I was 8 I kinda missed it to young to know the politics / But everybody and their mom’s got involved with it / Even my Aunties got a volunteer job with it / My mom worked hard and saved up we went a couple of times so we could see all of it / I was meeting those Aunties after work / I’m at the playground digging that sandbox dirt / Hands dirty not worried bout my flirt game / I’m playing with this girl in a skirt I asked her name she said
Maria!!
Track Name: Time for Some Action
If you tired of the same old power from the top down You afraid of the cops now
IT’S TIME FOR SOME ACTION
When educations not funded / but politicians are clocking them hundreds / we need some justice
IT’S TIME FOR SOME ACTION
Mother nature gonna kill us all fast if we keep burning this gas
She gonna be the LAST ONE LAUGHING
Self preservation is a serious task and we all need to take our power back

You wanna take some action you should challenge yourself / and understand how you benefit from these patterns of wealth / Established by patriarchy and bloodlines / its these fun times that make a blue collar commit gun crimes / Educated cats spit some dumb ass bum rhymes
while fake gangsta’s front battle cats spit punchlines / Me? Youth work on the front lines / The hood i grew up in in need of some sunshine at some time / I’m just trying to combine the things I love the most of life / Making music teaching kids how to make the most of life / Supposed to be a role model / I’ve made enough mistakes to fill a whole bottle / so full throttle not tip toe like pizzicato / Been on this truth for years and now it’s hard to swallow / the hardest lesson my ego had to learn was how to follow although / never underestimate your enemy like your apollo creed / Greed will fill you up something hollow

If you tired of the same old power from the top down You afraid of the cops now
IT’S TIME FOR SOME ACTION
When educations not funded / but politicians are clocking them hundreds / we need some justice
IT’S TIME FOR SOME ACTION
Mother nature gonna kill us all fast if we keep burning this gas
She gonna be the LAST ONE LAUGHING
Self preservation is a serious task and we all need to take our power back

Step in a march in discussion I watch my cusses / Started thinking with your heart I’ve been reading on social justice / If we all just played are parts with our hearts we nothing to rough with / Instead we on our phones perpetuating some dumb shit / You can come along but know that if you gonna come with / We call you on your business that’s just the homies I run with / and we ain’t novocaine to numb it / There ain’t no pain that doesn’t hurt / So we gon help when it get hard to stomach / And knowledge learn to love love it wisdom comes from actions you’re done with / I take the sounds of steps that you march and make some drum kicks / Cops riot squad turn that march into a run quick / That moment make the truth hard like a ton of bricks / And we on stolen land not giving a shit / Just occupying whatever, instead of defending her / We rape pillage and get the best of her / And probly not gon stop until the death of her / And us too

If you tired of the same old power from the top down You afraid of the cops now
IT’S TIME FOR SOME ACTION
When educations not funded / but politicians are clocking them hundreds / we need some justice
IT’S TIME FOR SOME ACTION
Mother nature gonna kill us all fast if we keep burning this gas
She gonna be the LAST ONE LAUGHING
Self preservation is a serious task and we all need to take our power back
Track Name: Not Enough
There’s just not enough of me to go around / Sun up to sundown / Smarten up to dumb down / Smart enough to leave and heart enough to come back around

Incubate, hatch and break out your shell / What the hell are you waiting for / An invitation or are you content to wait some more / “Yo Dub, your razor sharp but please tell me what you hating for?” / I thought I had the dopest raps turns out I had to make some more / So I stepped up my penship lessons in 3 youthful dozens / I plant seeds no weeds, just my useful cousin / See I’ve been broke but Ive been paying my dues / I lose my ego cz its bruised and I focus on loving / You getting nothing when you get it back / You writing fiction yo im living all my written raps / Still sticking to the facts / You say you got hits i grip the mic and start hitting back / I’m on the stage not the door you that’s where I’m at / Thinly veiled or deeper than you can free dive / These real eyes just realized all your real lies / And you can trust in dub eyes closed and see why / I N I we try, spread wings and be fly


There’s just not enough of me to go around / Sun up to sundown / Smarten up to dumb down / Smart enough to leave and heart enough to come back around

When the clouds break the crowd takes everything soaks up / Rays of your sunshine music is my blood line / people been saying “I think Dubgee broke up” nope / Asleep for 36 it’s bout time I woke up / Been doing this for kicks now I’m doing it for combos / thought i was a thorn in your side but that’s the wrong rose / These lyrics on a legal pad cuz its long prose / These lyrics leave you stiffer than a long pose listen / Strong flows don’t equal stage presence / 12 opening acts always send the wrong message / Skeksi promoters they soaking up all of your essence / if you set them up to fail how they going to learn they lesson / Im guessing you dont think that far ahead of your own cheddar / Long as your pockets get fatter who cares if they rap better / I party harder like them NWD boys / Im old school like Carlos, Danny and Leeroy, / Graff writers, emcees, DJ’s and Bboys / We poised to be noise / If you had one Im thee choice / Dubgeezy Im rich creamy and so moist / Hoist it up above your crown and hold it high just like the sound

There’s just not enough of me to go around / Sun up to sundown / Smarten up to dumb down / Smart enough to leave and heart enough to come back around
Track Name: Off Duty
We’ve been working, barely surviving / But no matter what we keep on smiling / Cuz it’s the weekend time for wilding out / And I’m off duty

Dubgee:
Y’all probably know Dubgee on the work tip / Cuz I’m still cool with every person I worked with ever / On the graveyard, days or evenings / But earning someone else their salary leads to me schemin / And unless I live my daydreams, I ain’t sleeping / Plus I love the Journey so don’t stop believing / It’s a race to the bottom won’t stop at break even / til I pen that 1 track that everybody’s feeling / But in the meantime, the in between time / It’s day shift grind I come home and feed my sunshine / Beats, Rhymes and Life 4 days of sunshine / Now it’s friday, my little man gets his Mom time / And I get whistle blow, cheque cash, liquor store / Call up every coworker I had and tell them bring some more / Of whatever it is to get the stress of your shoulders / We pause the war for the weekend now bring it home my soldiers come one

We’ve been working, barely surviving / But no matter what we keep on smiling / Cuz it’s the weekend time for wilding out / And I’m off duty

Jakub Evolved:
Live! From Beast Van it’s the weekend / Got it popping like the house of balloons come bring your peeps in / Known for wilding read it on the resume / 5 on Friday sing the sweetest serenade / For some thats why I did it for y’all / Blunt lit cup filled living evolved / Some might think that I’m getting it wrong / But I think you thinking too much shorty give up them drawer-rings / If not at least put it on pause, my boys been working hard not trying to deal with the nonsense / My sense is full im not filling the void / If anything I’m letting loose and trying to get me some more / Room to breathe you cool as me? Naw / You as heatscore as police force cars / I’ve been dumbing out on these tours / but you know that when we home we work hard!
Track Name: Money's Worth Nothing
Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free
Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free
Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free
Now you chilling with Dubgee

Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free / Chilling in a country so comfy / I’m keeping it clean and sucka dust free / Another house party? You could trust me / I’m coming from Beast Van Uncle Harley / Riding with my nieces and nephews we car free / red paint, gold flakes and chrome spokes / See my homies at Joe’s they all got jokes / But broke is not an option / When you got this much love though neither is stopping / I send my boy off with his mom’s / Now let’s get back to the crib and get it on and popping /

Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free
Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free
Your money’s worth nothing and the love come free
Now you chilling with Dubgee

If you don’t know me close this aint for you son / This is for my homies that I call my crew / Co workers that I’m cool with, Kids from my neighbourhood / All my single parents just trying to keep their paper good / Blue collar spit truth when I holler / This is for them youths trying to get them dollars / Just remember when the truth start to hurt / and you start doing some dirt / It will get hard to swallow / Follow along y’all check the melody / It’s dire straits I’m trying to find a remedy / Instead of defense against the enemy / Invest in me and spread the wealth like y’all the rest of me

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