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24​/​26 | January 17, 2019 (9​:​03pm) (Produced By Tellingbeatzz)

from Canto II - The Mixtape by Eric Washington



24 - January 17, 2019 (9:03pm) [Produced by Tellingbeatz]

[Spoken Intro]

3 out of 5 for that I’m too live
They know not what they do and they won’t let die
But I — not one to play with, not one to stay with,
Not one to lose the heart and soul that he came with
can’t let that fade, nah I don’t play, this the only way out the hell that I made
Now, I — know what it’s like — to live and die for the city on a hill
Coming to grips, coming to heel,
I know my mind and soul need the most time to heal
Can you feel it? Is it real?
The fire on ya tongue, I know I like the taste of it,
I’m ice cold tonight, let us not make waste of it
one of eight resurrected you don’t know who ya playing with
All good for the ‘gram but do you trust who you slaying with

All I know
Is I gotta let go

I decided not to let the fear take over
I decided not to stop until I say it’s over
Know I want to fight on the front lines
Know I still gotta make studio time
Yeah I love my people, they the greatest
Yeah I love this art, that I created
Yeah I want it all, trust I’m praying
Yeah I want it all, is all I’m saying
I’m fighting— two identities
Problem is they both the real me
I’m trynna lift my hands for the fight
I want y’all to lift ya hands for the night

At 25 I realized, that this life—
Too short, very short
Imma tell you what I want I don’t wanna hear no retort
Gotta get it how I live, gotta get it for my kids,
Gotta get it for my girl, gotta get it, make her world
Gotta get it for my moms, spent her life holding it down
All I know, gotta get it I can’t stop,
Never dying till I meet Barack, never dying till I get to know Hov, Drake, Kenny, Meek, Game, Ricky, Nicki, Cardi, Wale, Lu, Royce, Black Thought, Killer Mike, Jay Rock, Push, Nas, and Cole.


from Canto II - The Mixtape, released March 25, 2019
Written & Performed by Eric Washington (www.ericwashington.net)

Produced by Tellingbeatzz (tellingbeatzz.com)

Engineered by Romano Erafficci


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