Stock Music track: Laid Back

A 1990's style hip hop song about chilling with friends and success. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Note: This track features a 'vinyl crackling' sound mixed in with the music to give the impression it's playing from an old vinyl record. This is done on purpose, and is not an error or weakness of the file.]

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Track details

Track ID number: 19204
Genres: Vocal Pop / Contemporary -- Vocal Hip-Hop / Rap -- Vocal R&B / Soul / Urban -- Chill-Out Grooves / Lounge / Chill-Hop -- Urban styles: R&B / Soul / Urban Pop
Moods/Emotions: Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Trippy / Psychedelic / Hypnotic
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1990's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Style / Fashion / Make-up -- TV Commercial - Luxury / Style -- Vacation / Travel / Discovery
Prominent Instruments: Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Electric) / Clav -- Synth Pads -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics -- Vocals (Female) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: 1990s, 1990's, 1990, 90's, 90s, Mase, Notorious big, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, bass, chill, content, cool, flow, hip hop, laid back, lay back, peace, rhythm, vibe, human voice, pop, popular, upbeat, uptempo, fast, radio, club
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 98
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Tough, David Thomas (SESAC - CAE#: 499731200); Webb, Jordan Kyle (BMI - CAE#: 739522228)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Tough, David Thomas; Webb, Jordan Kyle
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: Its the return of the irregular
Substitute pencils with laptops and handhelds
So you think I’m credible
At least more so than these so called artists
Switchin density up like they aint used to be the softest
But my flow has been hardened like gem stones
Colder than placin a brother in the friend zone
Lines spray like mace because I never hesitate
I just write n regulate, then I let it marinate
Like that
Honestly its pretty simple
Cause your flow so-so word to thimbles
Nimble enough to enter the club
Leave undetected like Im tryina run, so homey wassup?
Oh man, word to the lam, please understand
That I am, one helluva man kids
And its as easy as that, kick raps n spit facts,
Still I’m laid back, shawty ya dig?

You’ve got to layback
You’ve got to take it slow
There in that Maybach
You’ve got let it go

This is that laid back in a drop top Cadillac
With a bottle of the yak and some models in the back
And my niggas got the dro paped up
Like old school afros lil buddy we done came up
Started workin for the paper
But her old man still waitin’ on his pay stub
So I took her down south to Decatur
Flip the script, transition the whip to make her
Question every decision and taste that she had in men
How’d you end up right here? aint no accident
You got me losin focus, no camera lens
Gotta free my mind up, jus’ spark it then
We gon’ rap it out, I know you thinkin bout the future
But right now smoke on this stuff like a hookah
Ease ya stress, fill up your chest
Exhale then express those sentiments


What to say in a third verse
Beat already been ‘hearsed
No return and really no cheap burn
Only loud packs to get the pack coughin’
Smokin the fire, aint nobody talkin
We just lost in thought
I criss crossed her heart
Go from hopin that we make it
To you cant keep us apart
And I, use my art to manuever
Thirty paces ahead of the others
Look at the blueprints
Nevermind, I can’t really just describe
The whole plan, well because its one of a kind
Heard if you the jack of all, you the ace of nothin
Little D is on the hook, I got Dave on tha production
Cuttin that smooth sh**, from nation to nation
I know you’ll rock with this, know what Im sayin?
Hold up, I said from nation to nation
I guarantee you’ll rock with each word that I’m sayin

Album containing this track: (None)
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."