Eclectic Counterparts EP

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This is the debut release from Eclectic Counterparts (Emphatic and DJ Coolie)

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released June 6, 2015

Tracks/cuts by DJ Coolie
Vocals by Emphatic
Recorded at Bat Country
Mixed by Kabby Kabakoff at Kabby Sound
Mastered by Will Dyar at Hills Audio
Artwork by Roge1

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Prelusive Music. A purveyor of beats and instrumentals, Prelusive (aka DJ Coolie) makes aural palettes for lyricists and listeners.

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Track Name: Time Capsule
I got turned on to hip hop at 12 years of age, even back then I had dreams of bein' on stage,
A Master of Ceremony, a performer, as the story goes on I am just getting warmed up,
I remember the first time I heard CL and Pete Rock, the sensation of getting chills when the beat dropped, I made a complete stop and let the music sink in, conscious rappers like De La Soul got me thinkin',
And I was really diggin' on what the west coast was bringin' to the table, artists like Pharcyde made me feel stable, I was really vibin' out so fuck watching cable TV, 'cause Mrs. Hip Hop was speakin' to me,
The only thing I'd watch was Yo MTV raps, and that's a fact,
As I'm bringin' it back to when it all started, I'll never forget my past regardless, even the good times and the hardships,

Time just keeps on movin' on, to remind me of my past I'm gonna use these songs Time Capsule-Time Capsule,
As time passes you by, we all know time flies, but you got to keep your eye on the prize, through time you grow wise, that's the truth that's no lie, that's the truth that's no lie,
Time just keeps on movin' on, to remind of my past I'm gonna use these songs Time Capsule- Time Capsule,

Nowadays Hip Hop music has raised the bar, some people thought it wouldn't make it this far, alot of shinin' stars, now look at how bright we are, at the MC battles we use words to spar,
The doors of opportunity are now ajar,
It's not about cash, ho's, and fancy cars,
The listeners now are demanding more, what your rhyme and reason, or what you rhymin' for, my rhymes are pure, I represent the underground it's time to score,
I'm not talking about being materialistic, I'm talking about the recognition for being gifted, so don't get it twisted,
If you might have missed it, to make it simplistic, if I have to get specific song writing gets me lifted,
That's the gist, so you need to get with it, Eclectic Counterparts here to pay you a visit,

Time just keeps on moving on, to make a gift of the present I'm gonna use these songs Time Capsule- Time Capsule,
As time passes you by, we all know time flies, but you gotta keep your eye on the prize, through time you grow wise, that's the truth that's no lie, that's the truth that's no lie,
Time just keeps on moving on, to make a gift of the present I'm gonna use these songs Time Capsule- Time Capsule,

There is a very bright future for this industry, there's a lot of talent, I could write a list of MC's, that will most definitely go down in history,
If I was gone tomorrow they would still be missing me,
A permanent impression left through the words I speak, longevity is reached by being unique, an expression through rhymes and beats, a constant progression as I ride the beat,
Divine style right now is not the time to sleep, or doze off,
My flow is always top notch, to rock the spot for Hip Hop we always got props, to represent our residence no hesitance, word excellence,
Ladies and Gents may I commence with the elements, a new development we embellish it for the hell of it,
We stay strong, far from delicate,
That's the way the story goes as I'm telling it.
Track Name: After Dark
After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,
After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,

After the sun goes down, this pro expose sound,
I show clowns with the know how, I demonstrate so they know now,
Who's tight, still shine bright in the moonlight,
I use mics never too hype, I've earned more than a few stripes, I speak the truth right as I recite,
Creepin' through the nightlife, it's twice as nice take my advice, workin' on projects until it's daylight, I display right,
Until the sun comes up I run amok to sum it up,

After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,
After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,

As I let my verse slow this joint will burn slow,
Emphatic remains nocturnal, jot it down in your journal, from within my internal,
This is my soul's creation,
Like the Deep End Swollen Members demonstration, up late nights tracks we lace 'em,
With patience, it's our obligation towards this occupation or until we reach our destination,
With wordplay and proper placement,
We're gonna take it there, make 'em aware,
Or until the competition is runnin' scared,

After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,
After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,

There's no mishaps when I rip cats, when it's pitch black,
This ain't no dis track, I'm simply tellin' MC's to get back, or they'll get slapped, upside the head,
I arise from my bed, like an insomniac,
You can call me that, because sleep is the cousin of death, and that's a fact,
I'm never rappin' wack in my habitat, rappers I'm laughin' at, I bring the data back,
As a matter of fact the master's in tact,
I capture the fan's expression through hand claps,
They pale in comparison to this man's raps,

After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,
After dark, this rapture sparks, this rapper starts from this mastered art,
Track Name: Remain (2nd chances)
I woke up with this feeling I never felt this way,
In my heart I knew that my life was slipping away,
I am so grateful that I'm livin' today,
I got no time to waste, 'cause time's tickin' away,
It wasn't doomsday, 'cause I got too much to say,
I'm in the game like EA sports gave me room to play,
So I can light up my days and shine bright like sunrays,
So I can avoid the evil people's devilish ways,
It never ceases to amaze if ya, confusing days, you're gonna lose your way and be caught up in the maze,
But this man uses methods like Johnny Blaze, in any case,
I won't change face or change pace,
I do it for the love not for the paper chase,
Mrs. Hip Hop it is you that I embrace,
I am the Emphatic one who can never be replaced,
As long as I got a microphone and beats I'll be straight,

I stay in a positive mind frame, as long as I'm doin' my thing, no puppet master pulling my strings,
Through the music one can forever Remain,

I was given a second chance, a second chance to advance, after doin' a dance with the devil,
From an addiction that I knew I had to let go, or else I could be dead though, off the next dose,
Fuckin' with crack smoke it's no joke, I collapsed in from of my own folks, takin' too many tokes,
Excessive amounts of dope and I quote,
I never felt this fear before, that I might not be here no more,
Not what knowin' what life had in store for me so Lord please I'm askin',
Give me the strength to fight through the heart spasms, my family took action,
Rushed to the hospital straight crashin'

I'm still in a positive mind frame and I'm still doin' my thing,
No puppet master pulling my strings,
Through the music one can forever Remain,
There's a reason, that I'm still breathin', able to maintain without goin' off the deep end,

I've hit rock bottom, the only way is up, I'm gonna use my wordplay so I can stay in the cut,
This music is my balance, I can't say it enough,
When I'm overwhelmed by stress and it's just too much,
Getting hot headed and losing my and blew up,
Yeah I've been through tough times, DJ Coolie can relate that's why combine,
I relax my mind, cool calm collect as I unwind,
I've seen the light and everybody loves the sunshine,
So for once I'm seeing things clearly now, I'm makin' sure that you hear me now,
Emphatic that's the name,
A rap addict that'll Remain.
Track Name: Equilibrium
I posses a unique talent, this passion in my life helps me to keep the balance,
I gotta speak I'm never silent, and I do preach non violence,
Best believe that I'm vibrant,
Plus most of the time I've spent, focusing on the positive things,
I'm an optimist rockin' it with a conscious swing,
That's exactly what I gots to bring,
To the table, I'm willing and able and stable, this Fable Merchant,
Is delivering a message that's urgent,
A newer version emergin' who's in the cut like a surgeon, spitting verses with purpose,
My raps are not worthless,
Doing more scratching the surface, from my lip service,
If you're negative you got the right to get nervous,
Right now I know that you heard this that's the verdict,

We all got problems we all get doubts,
We try to right our wrongs so we can balance it out,
We're on the right path, we're gonna go this route,
You're with Eclectic Counterparts, we're gonna work this out,

This is for the good times and the bad times,
Either way I have to shine a mastermind at his prime, I have to grind, I have to climb,
To the top, acclimated to the cold or hot,
That's the sure shot for more props,
We go more hop, that's hip,
We are both artists, plus Hip Hop fanatics,
That's it, I'm ecstatic, not overdramatic, workin' my magic,
I stay no need to panic,
Appreciate don't take it for granted,
So we are causin' damage, from the Land of Enchantment,
We got plans to expand this, so understand this lyricist can't miss,
I stay on point, I can't resist to say it's a joint...it's the joint,
And that's the way that I feel,
There's a very thin line between the fake and the real,
Some demonstrate to appeal to the masses,
But most of those artists need rhyming classes,
For their no good rhyming asses I stay active,

We all got problems we all get doubts,
We try to right our wrongs so we can balance it out,
We're on the right path, we're gonna go this route,
You're with Eclectic Counterparts, we're gonna work this out,

A check 1,2, I make sure my mic is ready, I keep movin' along nice and steady,
Sometimes I know that life gets heavy,
But I know for sure there are many, people that know how to cope,
But when in doubt there is hope, this ain't no laughin' matter nope, this ain't no joke,
And I quote,
Fallin' short is not an option,
You gotta find a way out even when you get boxed in,
You gotta play it safe and take all precautions,
Because I know that there ain't no stoppin'
We keep movin' at the speed of life,
You need to see the light and proceed to fight,
Indeed I'm right, as I speak advice, to reach some heights
And deal with the lows, sometimes reality blows, like those reality shows,
But reality knows, exactly how the story goes,
You got to stay on your toes,
Let the Truth be exposed,

We all got problems we all get doubts,
We try to right our wrongs so we can balance it out,
We're on the right path, we're gonna go this route,
You're with Eclectic Counterparts, we're gonna work this out,
Track Name: Music Appreciation
Right now, class is in session,
Raise your eyebrows 'cause I got your full attention,
Word comprehension as I'm teaching lessons it's a blessin',
So if you have any questions then raise your hand,
Good MCs out there are more in demand,
Givin' something more to the fans,
Let's explore the gameplan,
If it wasn't for this music I wouldn't be the same man,
I write rhymes and grab microphones with the same hand,
Don't waste away your day man, do something productive,
Lace a track no one can fuck with, now that's constructive,
So bring the ruckus, so bring the ruckus,
That's exactly why they love us,
Because we never hold back, I'm always spittin' bold raps, you know that,
Me and Hip Hop we go back, my flow's fat,
Wack MCs still get the bozack,
Not about gettin' to' back or hollerin' where the ho's at, it's so wack
When the songs start to sound so repetitive,
To make it in the underground you gotta be competitive, so let it live,
And you gotta let it grow,
This music will never die, that's inevitable,

Music Appreciation, I appreciate this music,
I am the teacher as I demonstrate to my students,
As we build we got to lay down the blue prints,
Skills are displayed as we're puttin' in our 2 cents,
Knowledge is passed down 'cause we're going to influence,
Many, I'm considered a product of many MCs,
We will all reach our goal eventually,

Original, above average, ahead of the game,
As a pursue to put some of this pencil lead to your brain,
Instead of the same rappers we will leave and impression,
Through the words manifestin', food for though I'm digestin',
Movin' in the right direction,
I see the light as I'm reflectin' on my past,
I'm thinkin' about the styles Hip Hop surpassed at last,
We got that signature sound, you are now tuned into the southwest, we hold it down,
If you didn't know you most definitely know it now,
All I need is a pad and a pen and I go to town,
The student becomes the teacher so let's show them how, it's done,
Some do it for the love, some do it for the income,
Let's get some, because it's fun,
One of my joys in life, is to hear some real mccoys on mics,
If you're in the spotlight you gotta avoid the hype,
This message is to all you toys,
You better think twice,

Music Appreciation, I appreciate this music,
I am the teacher as I demonstrate to my students,
As we build we got to lay down the blue prints,
Skills are displayed as we're puttin' in our 2 cents,
Knowledge is passed down 'cause we're going to influence,
Many, I'm considered a product of many MCs,
We will all reach our goal eventually,

From this track I hope we learned you somethin',
Emphatic on the rhymes and DJ Coolie on production,
Just to let you know this is how we function at this junction,
Especially when our music's bumpin',
It's all or nothin',
This is real talk there ain't no bluffin',
I'm straight lovin' this lifestyle of bein' a musician,
Makin' those songs that make you wanna listen, close,
So get a dose from these pro's reppin' New Mexico,
I'm content to flow, the students are the future so they're next to flow, and bless the show,
Mic checks and ready to go,
Evolution is letting you know, that we are now in fresh mode,
Detonation is now were about to explode and blow the spot,
And show 'em what we got for hip hop, we rip shop, keepin' time like your wristwatch so tick tock as we get props,
You will get shocked, like electrical currents,
We're catching wreck so we're gettin' insurance,
Comin' with the styles that are the purest,
Right now we are givin' you reassurance,
Right now, we are givin' you reassurance.

Music Appreciation, I appreciate this music,
I am the teacher as I demonstrate to my students,
As we build we got to lay down the blue prints,
Skills are displayed as we're puttin' in our 2 cents,
Knowledge is passed down 'cause we're going to influence,
Many, I'm considered a product of many MCs,
We will all reach our goal eventually,
Track Name: Goal Tending
I speak from my soul, as complete my flow, I strive to achieve as I reach my goal,
The beat goes on,
Let's lace the song,
I make my wrongs right, to finish this track it's gonna be a long night,
To make it beyond tight, that's why I'm on mics,
To display skills, pay dues and pay bills, I stay real,
And optimistic with my goals in sight, I control my life,
Sometimes I got to roll the dice and take chances to win,
Yeah I'm at it again, yeah I'm at it again,

The message that I'm sending (ya'll listen up)
Is that the time you should be spending (while you're in the cut)
Is on the Goals that you're Tending (now that's what's up)
Yeah we at it again,

The message that I'm sending (ya'll listen up)
Is that the time you should be spending (while you're in the cut)
Is on the Goals that you're Tending (now that's what's up)
Yeah we at it again,

No one's fuckin' with my team, I'm livin' my dreams through rhyme schemes because,
That's my scene, my M.O.,
So please, listen to my demo of dope raps and instrumentals,
You know that it's essential, I go back to the fundamentals,
When I started I had potential, when I grabbed a pad and pencil, that's my key to success I bust this,
Mrs. Hip Hop is doin' me justice, we makin' more than just one hit,
We record 'til the sun kissed the sky,
It's such a musical high,
It's such a musical high,
It's such, it's such, a musical high,

The message that I'm sending (ya'll listen up)
Is that the time you should be spending (while you're in the cut)
Is on the Goals that you're Tending (now that's what's up)
Yeah we at it again,

The message that I'm sending (ya'll listen up)
Is that the time you should be spending (while you're in the cut)
Is on the Goals that you're Tending (now that's what's up)
Yeah we at it again,

I take this time to ask the listener some questions,
How do you keep it movin' with constant progression,
Life lessons steppin' in the right direction, and reflectin' on past times,
I wanna blow up like land mines, without takin' a break like half time, with some half assed rhymes,
Because Emphatic plans to shine bright,
It reflects on how you live your life, you gotta keep puttin' up a fight, and take flight,
Live your day right,
Like Aesop Rock in Daylight, take advice and be humble, take advice and be humble,
Track Name: Internal Affairs
I rhyme tight, I got the demon on my shoulder in my line of sight,
I know that I am the divine type, trying to do the right thing,
I wanna live like a king, but the demon might bring you down to his level,

“Come on Emphatic, let's get two steps closer to the devil,”

I told him to settle down, that's not the way I'm gettin' down,
I know how your temptations get around, through drugs rape and murder,
I have faced evil before and I'm not afraid to take it a step further,

“Are you really sure that you wanna go there?
I will leave you feeling lost like you're out in the middle of nowhere,”

I looked at him with a cold stare and said oh yeah,
You cannot fuck with me 'cause I'm on the right path,
Therefore I'm not intimidated by your wrath,
I've defeated some of my own demons so do the math,
As me and this demon proceed to start to clash,
We are now going toe to toe, blow for blow,
He hit me with a stiff jab, I can feel my right eye start to close,
So now I know fo sho, that he poses a threat,

I walk over to my corner, my corner man is the angel on my shoulder,
He said,

“Emphatic, this battle's far from over, but I know ya got what it takes,
To deal with the breaks so you gotta elevate,
Your soul's at stake, you cannot control fate,
My words of wisdom can help motivate.
So got to that place in your mind that you need to find,
Those pure thoughts that are divine so just keep that in mind,”

My gameplan is for me to get in the groove,
I gotta stay mobile, I gotta stick and move,
This demon that I face has nothing to lose,
As I continue to move and use my footwork,
When you deal with demons you gotta stay alert,
Evil always distracts you that's the way it works,
You know that the truth hurts,
It's a constant battle between good and evil,
The comparison between the good and bad people,
It is obvious to me that we are not created equal,
We all have a choice, and choices define us,
If we make bad choices karma will remind us, and eventually find us because it's timeless,
I'm just tryin' to live righteous,
So in God I trust,
I must figure this out,
I found an opening and hit the demon square in his mouth,
My corner man yells, “now that's what I'm talkin' about!”

“Now you've got the knowledge it has been passed down,
You got to keep your head in the game 'cause this is the last round,
You got to think on your feet and act now,
Either a T.K.O. or submit him until he's passed out,
Because that's how you're going to win decisively,
Beat him down until he won't be able to fight for weeks,
Because this just might be, his very last fight,
Slap box him into reality until he acts right,”

I got this demon right where I want him,
I going to get in his head, right now I'm going to taunt him, and call him out,
He looked at me and said,

“Emphatic I know you got doubts,
You took your best shot and you still couldn't know me out,
So how about that?”

I made the demon shut his trap,
I react and made contact with hand to hand contact,
I'm way beyond that, next level,
Once again I chin checked the devil,
As soon as the dust settles I'll be the last one standin',
So now I'm demandin' his respect,
As soon as one of my heavy hands would connect with his jaw,
And that's the last thing the demon saw,
Nobody's perfect, even demons got flaws,
As I pause, and start thinkin' about how I took out this demon with a technical knockout,
Amongst the demons and angels best believe I got clout,
The battles aren't over,
I know I still got bouts.
Track Name: Focus
I bomb on fakes, they're just hopeless,
As I concentrate, I just Focus,
I would like to discuss why I wrote this,
This is dedicated to those who keep their minds open,
My rhymes potent plus thought provokin',
Through the words that are spoken,
Each verse that I spit shows devotion,
I got a notion that is displayed with emotion,
As I'm quotin' these lines, the listener will seek and find,
Somethin' that is divine,
It will make wanna rewind, our design is meant to refine, this music in time,
I feel inclined to speak on it,
DJ Coolie through me a beat and now I'm up on it,

One time for your mind, we run it down the line,
One time for your mind, we run it down the line,

I use mind power, to overcome temptation,
I use mind power, for the mind elevation,
I use mind power, to alleviate the stress,
I use mind power, when I feel depressed,

You gotta Focus in your mind, at this moment in time,
You gotta Focus in your mind, at this moment in time,

I meditate, as I elevate through these lines I premeditate,
Let's set it straight like a stencil,
Focus your mind to its fullest potential,
And that's essential,

Elevation, put your hands to the sky,
Elevation, vision from your third eye,
Elevation, we plan to stay high,
Elevation, a view from your bird's eye,

I gotta stay tuned in, with no distraction,
I ignore other things in my environment to make it happen,
I'm tapped in with a passion for rappin', I'm takin' action speaks louder than words,
Actions speak louder than words,

If you seek you will find,
Or you'll get left behind,
If you seek you will find,
Or you'll get left behind,

It took me some time, to hone my skills,
Now I use it to grab the microphone and build,
This music is my protection it's like I own a shield,
Best believe that now you know the deal,
The reason I'm headstrong, it's because my flow is real,
Plus my flow appeals, to those that keep their eye on the prize,
We distribute to those people, and supply the wise,
Our allies who realize, it's time to rise up,
Up up and away,
And shine light for those brighter days,
And find a way,
It's the right time to say,
Keep your head up,
Don't you dare let up,
Even when you're fed up,
If you fall down you gotta get up!