Stock Music track: Talk

A hip-hop anthem about beating the system and rising up. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track ID number: 17126
Genres: Vocal Hip-Hop / Rap -- Urban styles: Hip Hop / Trap
Moods/Emotions: Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Cool / Funky / Strutting
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1990's -- Historical / Retro: 1980's -- Party / Dancing / Fun times -- Urban Culture / Youth Subculture
Prominent Instruments: Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Synth Pads -- Synthesizers -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: cool, haunting, eerie, q tip, talib kweli, mos def, jay-z, futuristic, groovy, repetitive, strange, hip-hop, hip hop, rap, old school, 1990s, 2000s, alien, unique, driving, talk, revolution, held back, holding, pop, achievement, rising, fighting, Eminem
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 103
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (BMI - CAE#: 499.731.594)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: On the rise, take a look at the sky n there we fly/
living life like it do or you die, n you're alive/
making moves so enormous so you can make a fortune/
A force with a mic of a very different sort/ this
Here is a test, will or can you be the best/
Not here for the money but you're here for respect/
Wanna see what is next? See you as the exec-/utive
chief of a company signing the checks/

Be a man about your business, call another witness/ up
n I promise that they'll tell you the same thing/
On ya shit like a religion, no matter your position/ in life
Always hit it within range of your aiming/
Change you? Never, You'll never find a better/
Mind within a rhyme for the sheep needing a Shepard/
No matter the whether, we're walking in the open/
Rain, sleet or bullshit, the truth is still spoken/
This here is the future, all is streamlined/
Your on the grind while their talkin about the mean time/
There's no between time, only time which is money/
tell um my time is mine n you can't take nothing from me/
You're here to make it clear that everything that you hear/
Is just you tying loose ends up to end the fiscal year/
This shit is clear, that BBA grind/
They want a deal, all you want is your CPA signed/

I stack cash but use it as a page in my rhyme book/
Watch a liar shake his head if he's saying that I'm shook/
Only thing I ever spend is every minute of time took/
spreading knowledge that I find in all the places that I look/
So we hit um right hooks, take us in n we're fine with/
Middle fingers when they try to pick us out in the line up/
Like we've broken the law, the way that its going/
Freedom of speech is next so book us now before times up/
With no further ado, the truth is/
They're trying to take the heart and mind outta music/
Ignorance is used to sell product n once all of its bought up/
When we speak nobody notices anything that we brought up/
Like yo, that's not hot, don't talk about the system/
or brain washing, talk to me about ya wrists n/
the bling how're you flossing, I wanna see the flash/
Not the business enterprising that you use to get the cash/

Get um swagger and the glamor, ya, the flash n pizzazz/
Don't get um stuff to make um think, make the girls shake that ass/
Make the club jump, give um stuff you know their used to/
You don't need to leave um sitting thinking bout the future/
The 401ks, just tell um make it rain/
Don't tell um get a job, just tell um it'll change/
Don't tell um how to do it, just tell um that they can/
Lead um, sell um all a song n then do it all again/
But they don't want ya to talk to nobody/
They don't want ya to talk to nobody/
They don't want ya to talk to nobody/
They. don't. want. ya. to talk. talk./
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About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."