Stock Music track: Do What I Must Do

A trap hip-hop song about independence and success. Features synths, drums, bass, additional effects, and male rap vocals. Available in two different vocal versions (Clean / Explicit) and an instrumental version. T21534 32.95 51.95

Track details

Track ID number: 21534
Genres: Vocal Hip-Hop / Rap -- Urban styles: Hip Hop / Trap
Moods/Emotions: Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Menacing / Dangerous / Threatening -- Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Mechanical / Robotic / Machine like -- Trippy / Psychedelic / Hypnotic
Suggested Production Types: Urban Culture / Youth Subculture
Prominent Instruments: Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Synth Pads -- Synthesizers -- Turntable / Scratching -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: trap, southern, hip hop, rap, fun, exciting, energetic, real, dj, mc, effects, dance, dancing, party, club, radio, modern, contemporary
Tempo feel: Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 74
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (SESAC), Rowland Folensbee (BMI)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough, Rowland Folensbee
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: First they hate you, then they love you
They want to leave you, then want to fuck you
They want to marry up, they say they trust you
But girl, I live my life, I gotta do what I must do

Do what I must do, do what I must do
do what I must do, do what I’m gon-na do
do what I must do, do what I must do
I live a life where I do what I want to

See this is a part of me, this is how I started me
If I’m not making money here, then here is not where I’m gonna be
Started as a wannabe, now I’m who they all want to be
Girls started by dodging me, now I can’t stop them calling me
It’s all for me, all for me, me and this whole family
Now I’m given hand outs, back then they had to hand to me
Dammit, see, I plan to be, the man to be, on this planet, we
Have strived to be the type of people, that all y’all want to stand with me

Oh man, live like there’s no tomorrow
Oh man, so gone, smoking on that Colorado
Oh my God, oh my God like I can see the mountain peaks
Y’all doubted, me, y’all doubted me, this here was how it’s bound to be
Oh man, live like there’s no tomorrow
Oh man, so gone, smoking on that Colorado
Oh my God, oh my God like there is just no stopping me
like I’m a God, ya I’m a God, This here is how Its gotta be

Making paper till they’re out of trees
Burning bud until they’re out of leaves
Attacking me like I can bleed
I’m a God made out of herb and paper
Some rappers have stacks, I got bank accounts, bank accounts
CPAs that stack it up, and me, well I’m just spending now
You want some cash, name the amount, nope, you ain’t getting, nope
What you nope, please refer to the shit that I just wrote
This is mine, I earned it, now all this paper I’m burning
Is like a bonfire marking out my rate of return n
All the smoking that you’re seeing is from the trees that I’m ashin
Bought with this money I’m throwing from all these checks that I’m cashin
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."