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[Verse 1]
Last of a dying breed outcast by lying MCs
In an industry that's selling out but no one's buying CDs
What happened to rap man? When did the art of rhyming disease?
And hip-hop become a synonym for hypocrisy
It's easy indeed to brag about the money and jewels
But what if rappers were just kids and they attended your school
And all they talked about was the girls or even the cars that they drive
Would you still think they were ill when they were yelling no lie?
Or it would it seem that maybe they were full of themselves
And the only basis for this bragging was material wealth
And it wasn't theirs, somebody else had given it to them
Well that's hip-hop and the current condition it's in

[Chorus]
Let 'em say what they want - they'll never take this from us
Music made by the ancient nations time to shake off the dust
They been holding a throne that was never theirs to own
So we throwing a revolution on these microphones
We gon' rhyme until the end til our cries get dim
Til the real is recognized and we rise again
So if you feel it in your bones raise a fist and let's go

[Verse 2]
Music's an art it's supposed to come right out of your heart
Back in the day I wonder if people'd approach Mozart at the bar
And be like "Bro, you compose? Well lemme hear what you got -
I used to write, and I play the piano a lot"
Nah they didn't - so why should rappin' be any different
But Jay it's cuz it's been infected by commerciali-li-lism
So is pop rock country indie folk and even electronic
Nah the real reason is rap's lyrical content is garbage
Cuz all these artists they be out here and they tryna make it
So just like Wayne says the money is they motivation
Which means they'll imitate imitations of what used to be great
But there's no room for innovation just original fakes
Who's to blame in a society where competition is king?
And if you ain't on top then what the hell are you even doing?
Gettin' rich or dying buying the latest edition of hype...
Do you listen to rap music or just what the people like?

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
This music is for the people the outkasts and all the failures
Anyone who's ever dreamt about just being rebellious
Don't tell us it's hating when all of the sh*t that you making
Is masturbating on how you made it and are still celebrating
We won't take it - it's been ages since somebody said something
That more than a four door or 808 with the base bumping
Fronting about a life where there's really nothing to like
But when we drunk up in the club it makes it seem kinda tight
It ain't right when you in a position to make a difference kids listen
And the only lesson that you give 'em is I'm better than all you b*tches
Cuz I'm richer with pictures more followers on my Twitter
I don't give a sh*t about the world long as my digits get bigger
Raise your fingers if you've had it the status quo of these actors
Rappin' like they makin' magic it's just money and wackness
Tragic where's the passion what happened to the love of the game?
Enough of the drugs and fame - maybe it's time for some change

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from Jay Misérable, released September 9, 2013

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Jay Kila New York, New York

Jay Kila is a talented young rapper who presents a ground breaking new sound based on a simple concept: honesty. A native of the Upper East Side in New York City, Kila is Half-Indian and Jewish (a Hindjew). His rapid-fire delivery and intellectual lyrics present portraits of city life as well as Kila’s struggle to find his place in society. ... more

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