Stock Music track: Press Play
An acoustic guitar driven Hip Hop song about trying to be the best. Available as a Vocal version with explicit lyrics, a Vocal version with clean lyrics, and an Instrumental version.
|Track ID number:||21587|
|Genres:||Vocal Hip-Hop / Rap -- Urban styles: Hip Hop / Trap|
|Moods/Emotions:||Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Trippy / Psychedelic / Hypnotic|
|Suggested Production Types:||Urban Culture / Youth Subculture|
|Prominent Instruments:||Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics|
|Keywords / Hints:||cool, haunting, retro, groovy, repetitive, strange, hip-hop, hip hop, rap, old school, 1990s, 2000s, unique, driving, strange|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||100|
|Artist:||Dave Tough Band|
|Composer:||Dave Tough (SESAC), Jordan Kyle Webb (BMI)|
|Publisher:||Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)|
|SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner):||Dave Tough, Jordan Kyle Webb|
|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:||The complicated mind of one who often rhymes
Always caught up in the middle in the end i find
Tha divide just another way to live ya plight
And ends with your eyesight fairly close to blind
Lie for help vie for wealth lost along the way
Tried it once, another chance, find it hard to stay
I'm always moving n****, on up out
And I'm tryna make a path while I'm walking thru a drought
Thirsty mouth, really got me fiending for some justice
If we so progressive why we splitting on discussion
But f*** it, let's save it for a later date
Like how many more humans have to die for equality
So as for me, im tryna fly up out the country
f*** a graduation, raise the paper up abruptly
Over being here acquiescent, on the hush
And dying in a world that ain't ever loaned a f***
Im evolving, moving on to h*** im everlasting
Tha latest rappers lower the truth into a casket
I had to break it down like a natural disaster
And shake the underground im a lot more than rapper
Matter of fact, kick back and roll it extra fat
Smoke n joke about days we no longer have
Jumpin on a track, poetry with rap
Blastin off for the bucks like a shotty blast
Tha new napoleon, taller than Mongolians
Walk up in the promised land feeling like Moses n
I write a verse to make her hips stir like flannel
Never been comfortable while I’m actively examined
From the can to my inbox yeah seen em spamming
Phasing in n out of h*** lives hologrammin
f*** a grammy, I’d rather work my ass off
And hustle for my freedom fresher than takin a cast-off
I been antsy, getting mobile like im Alabama
I breach a verbal contract with a thousand answers
To each inquiry, they ain't ever consider
If she’s into me, then ill prollly be in her
Alternately, draw a scheme, and then i proceed
To put stock in my self-esteem, i been clean
Since nineteen ninety-five tha year of greatness
Its two thousand sixteen, now im on ya playlist
Its really crazy how much change in a year
From doubting all your potential to envying your career
I’m a few steps closer, from rapping in the mirror
Back in my sophomore year, just to impress my peers
Now im riding on that ultra light, like Ye
The man you all know and love, Kwame
If I shrug, that atlas gon move ask Ayn
Eloquence exist within tha rhythms
|Album containing this track:||(None)|
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."