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Simmer is a collection of collaborations, unreleased singles, and exclusive leaks from upcoming J.Smo solo projects.

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released April 25, 2018

written by J.Smo of BUNKS
produced by J.Smo of BUNKS, Fell Peepz, , JAW, J.Smo of BUNKS
mixed and mastered at One Mic Studios, Sacramento, California
(c) 2018 MPC Recording Company
(p) 2018 Unlimited Sounds International Music (BMI) // Unlimited Sounds Publishing & Distribution LLC

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Bringing Unmatched Noise Knowledge and Sound.

We are a hip hop collective from Manchester, Tennessee that has been releasing music since 1999.

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Track Name: J.Smo, Fell Peepz - Tryin' To Understand (The World)
4 AM time to rise and grind,
get the kids out of bed so I can catch this flight,
on a paper chase lately trying to build this life,
been lost in the shuffle, been lost in the stars,
been lost in the hustle, finding pieces of the puzzle,
the haters start to shout, find a muzzle for that mouth,
West Coast living but my core is Dirty South,
assuming what you know but you don't know what I'm about,
chilling in my lane, doing my own thing,
building something epic, might even bring some change,
even if it's small, the lasting impact will remain,
peace never comes without sacrifice and pain,
galactic, we looking at the skies, it's drastic,
they trying to leave the planet, too tragic,
invest a billion dollars like magic,
while the rest of us are choking on plastic.

hook:
trying to understand the world,
it ain't nothing but a whirl,
changing so fast, these moments don't last,
keep on moving forward 'til we forget the past.

automate the cars, automate the system,
automate your life soon they'll automate the prisons,
invasion of the robots, replace all the humans,
perfection in the program, we blindly consuming,
I see it all coming yet I can't make it clear,
technology theology is what we're holding near,
strap us to the VR, start wondering who we are,
the bound of reality have never strayed this far,
...so where is it going?
I have no clue but I have to keep flowing,
I have to bring awareness, I have to flip the token,
against all the odds I will show you what I've chosen,
I will fight for my freedom,
no amount of bling will impede on my kingdom,
no amount of pressure will implode my being,
I will stomp my feet and I will keep on singing.

hook:
trying to understand the world,
it ain't nothing but a whirl,
changing so fast, these moments don't last,
keep on moving forward 'til we forget the past.
Track Name: J.Smo, EKD - Se Lidt Lys (See Some Light)
—–Verse 1 (in Danish)—–

Livet er ik nemt – hvorfor sku det også vær det
man lær af hva man går igennem – transformeres af smerte
nogle ka ik bær det – slangers gift går i deres hjerte
mange ka ik kaperer hva der sker op i deres hjerne
eksistensen fjern fra hva de drømte om og håbet
vil bare føle kærlighed – men føler sig så hånet
af folk de havde følelser for – så nu de nede og stoned
folk ka vær så følelseskold, og ønske du blir bonet
ownet, sat på plads, hevet ned, sat ud af spillet
men vid det ik er alle der ser det sådan, ha lidt tillid
ha det chillet, mens jeg maler dette billed
ikke al’ vil dig se grillet, la din smerte blive stillet,
til tonerne fra JAW og rimene fra ham Lord
Krom – der sørger for melankolien den blir kort
problemerne ik bort – men de tætter på vær løst
når du ignorer mørket lidt, og vælger set lidt lys –
Fokuser på lyset, på de gode ting i livet
der masser gode folk, i verden, tag dem ik for givet
fuck nu alle de whack fucks, der ik vil se dig glad
byg på tilværelsen, la ingen split den ad

—–Verse 1 (in English)—–

Life is not easy – why should it be?
You learn from what you through – become transformed through pain
some can’t bear it – the snake poison goes to their hearts
many can’t cope with what happens in their minds
The existence is far from what they dreamed of and hoped
just want to feel love – but feel so mocked
by people they had feelings for – so now they are down and stoned
People can be so cold and wish you get boned
ownet, put in place, pulled down, put out of the game
but know not all see it that way, have some trust
have it chilled while i paint this picture
not all want you grilled, let your pain be killed,
to the tones from JAW and the rhymes from him Lord
Krom – who ensures the melancholy will be short
the problems won’t go away – but they’ll be closer to being solved
when you ignore the dark for a bit, and choose too see a little light –

—–Verse 2 (in Danish)—–

Prøv at bli lidt glad, men la vær at føl dig tvunget
værdsæt den fred der hersker, når du hør hva der blir sunget
af Krom på de kvæd, der ikke gør jer så fordummet
som det lort, de fake folk, claimer bedre og har vundet
det shit er midlertidigt, yo, det ægte ik forsvundet
det bare finde det frem og press play på albummet
hør gems’ne blive forbundet, bare vibe og ha det nice
chille som ved en pejs, og reflekter på din rejs
der ingen ligesom mig, og der ingen ligesom dig
og hvis du faret vild i rodet, så la rimene vis’ vejen
læs tidens tegn, regn på lortet, lig en plan
tag hånd om livet, ik la andre styrer, grib dagen
hold dig til sagen, fuldfør målene som du sætter
lad dem ikke fald til jorden, ligesom nytårsfortsætter
og hvis du fejler og falder, når livet gir dig et dask
så rejs dig atter, giv det skalder, vis du stadig er frisk

—–Verse 2 (in English)—-

Try to be a little happy, but don’t feel you are forced to
appreciate the peace that prevails when you hear what is being sung
by Krom on the verses that does not make you so stupid
Like that shit, the fake people claim is better and have won
That shit is temporary, yo, the real has not disappeared
just bring it out and press play on the album
hear the gems become connected, just vibe and have it nice
chill like by a fireplace and reflect on your journey
There’s nobody like me, and nobody like you
and if you got lost in the mess, let the rhymes lead the way
read the signs of the times, calculate on the shit, lay a plan
handle life, don’t let others control you, seize the day
stick to the case, complete the goals that you set
do not let them fall to the ground like new year’s resolutions
and if you fail and fall when life gives you a smack
Then get up again, do your best, show you’re still fresh

—–Hook (in English)—–

Focus on the light, on the good things in life
There are many good people in the world, don’t take them for granted
fuck all the whack fucks that don’t want to see you happy
build on existence, do not let anyone split it

—–Verse 3—–

even those closest to you can switch game,
stay focused on self, take the shots and maintain,
transcend the ego, conquer self-esteem,
stand tall above the weeds, strong roots will succeed,
surviving all the storms, stand the test of time,
from the DJs to the breakers to the painters to the rhymes,
Hip Hop, it don’t quit, it don’t stop, we still spit,
languages criss-cross, united, you feel this,
from Sactown to Denmark, English to Danish,
beacons in the darkness, light the shores, yeah we made it,
remind the generations of the history we saving,
leave the negative, positivity portraying,
facing all my demons, full of fear, yet I slay them,
rising from the ashes, full of scars, I parley them,
risking everything for greater gains, we are building,
J.Smo, EKD, raise it way past the ceiling
Track Name: J.Smo - Conflicted
journey through my mind, find a man so conflicted,
contemplating differences while keepin’ spirits lifted,
struggle with myself to determine what’s right,
stay tight, despite the goons creepin’ through the night,
are they out to get me? or after something else?
keep your eyes on the symbols and prepare to go stealth,
something’s in the air but I just can’t place it,
try to suppress my fears but bein’ forced to face it,
turn off the TV and read a couple of books,
start to realize that we trust a bunch of crooks,
place our trust outside and lose control of self,
while others blinded by their greed adn subjects of their wealth,
where’s the humanity? losing to insanity,
lookin’ for the man in me outside the course of vanity,
break free from this cage, come with me and turn the page,
stand up, seek truth, come together, find your way.

hook

1, 2, 1, 2 man i need a mic check,
everyday I’m waking up with more trash in the deck,
all these cats in the field need to learn some respect,
and learn about their past before they scream next

journey through my mind, see a man so conflicted,
every day a constant struggle just to stay lifted,
trapped inside a world that I wish could be different,
but stuck to adapt and apply myself to missions,
seek the lost souls and connect all our spirits,
power in unity will make all the difference,
these lyrics are my tools and the music is the medium,
try to break the program engrained by the media,
dumbed down nutrition, mislead with labels,
weaken our bodies, instill fear with fables,
the more control we give when our bodies are not able,
and everything that’s messed up is passed down to the cradle,
worst thing of all is that none of us see it,
but we all walk the line so zombies we are bein’,
and you call this freedom?
hook

journey through my mind, feel a man so conflicted,
yet gifted, but stuck in a land full of riches,
with misfits who see fit to run this as they wish,
and never trickle down when abundance is breeded,
the balance is tipped, the masses are ripped,
apart at the seams by the forces that pimp,
slap all these hoes and put masks on they faces,
without a labor force, there’s no goods to be traded,
so design economies that are gradually inflated,
then pop the balloon like the odds up in Vegas,
extract all the fear and see the rats take their places,
experiment success, now apply with God’s graces,
feed into religion so our minds become complacent,
overwhelm with luxuries so we forget the basics,
vision gettin’ blurry so we order up the lasik,
but nature has a way of giving balance to this matrix.

hook
Track Name: J.Smo, Mr. P Chill - Endurance (Mr. P Chill Remix)
this Hip Hop, nah it never stops,
take it back to the time before the era of Tupac,
Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, and Krush Groove,
when music did more than make deals in the lunchroom,
back when my juice came with no gin,
back when rap stars weren’t fresh out the pin,
doin’ dope deals then goin’ back again,
every top 10 hit glorifies the seven sins,
so I roll up, OG Cleen turn that stereo up,
don’t kill my vibe off that P Chill funk,
show the West Coast love when they stroll through the BUNK,
never hear us on the mainstream,
we never chasin’ after pipe dreams,
i do this cause i do me,
so sit back and ride to this beat.

caught up in the current, survival of endurance,
we burnin’ like a furance, we got the engine purrin’,
not in a hurry, not tryin’ to reach our peak,
slowly risin’ from the deep, simply ridin’ to these beats.

all the rookies fall off cause they tryin’ to make it,
we on to the next cause we already made it,
find the lost souls and unplug from the matrix,
Apocalypse Now, our mission is forsaken,
so I chill and stay faded, engaged to the lab, married to the mic,
make love to the music, make babies with my wife,
my finances suck but I live a rich life,
nah, numbers ain’t a thing,
so much in this world that we aim to gain,
it’s so much sweeter when you endure the pain,
and see the sunshine reflect off the rain,
keep the hate in my rearview, don’t speak cause I can’t hear you,
talkin’ all that jibber-jabber, we the emcees and y’all are just rappers.