Young Smo EPisodes

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    -BUNKS 2009 album Soul Rebel Music
    -BUNKS 2007 album Generica
    -BUNKS 2006 project From The BUNKS To Ya Trunk
    -BUNKS 2003 Promo Mixtape presented by One Mic Studios
    -BUNKS 2003 album The Demonstration
    -an album of unreleased songs recorded between 2000-2008
    -J.Smo's 2005 project It's All About Perspective
    -J.Smo's The Evolution Mixtape featuring music recorded between 2000-2005
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    The days of simply using some tight hip hop loops is something of the past for most serious artists in the genre, most are branching out. But few branch out as far as J.Smo and collaborative crew have done here.” Buddy Nelson, Jamsphere

    J.Smo’s highly observant, articulate lyrics capture the zeitgeist of 2016 with “Purgatory”. via BeachSloth.com

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    -J.Smo Purgatory EP (2016)
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    -BUNKS 2006 project From The BUNKS To Ya Trunk
    -BUNKS 2003 Promo Mixtape presented by One Mic Studios
    -BUNKS 2003 album The Demonstration
    -an album of unreleased songs recorded between 2000-2008
    -J.Smo's 2005 project It's All About Perspective
    -J.Smo's The Evolution Mixtape featuring music recorded between 2000-2005
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    -Artwork for singles and albums

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1.
Bababa 03:25
Forage through the forest cause I have to feed my family Foreign to this territory, nothing coming naturally Far away from home trying to tap into my faculties Creeping on a come up, sneaking by, avoiding casualties Careful with my steps, navigate them carefully A prey to these predators, sense them coming after me Laying low, play it cool, start to move in silence Stay within the shadows, never rush toward violence Focus on the mission, document survival Pass the knowledge down through generations, it’s archival Digging through the crates of space and time, assimilate A wolf in sheep’s clothing, blend in and navigate Dissect the situations, live among the pirates The bootleggers, moonshiners, rage against the tyrants Rumble underground, shockwaves through the crowds The walls of Jericho crumble, crack and tumble down Walking on this planet singing ba ba ba And tra la la, and ha ha ha Struggle through this life singing ba ba ba And tra la la and ha ha HA Heart keeps racing, can’t stop pacing Stresses piling up, add them up, a lot we facing Out of control, some things we never know Stay awake at night to find solutions unknown Hope for the best when there’s no other choice Want to scream loud but when you try there’s no voice Try anything to put an end to all the noise Feeling all the downers when you want to feel the joys Never good enough, never do it right Never have enough, give me everything in sight Well ba ba ba on your bling bling bling And ha ha poop when you sing sing sing I’m just trying to be real, not trying to be mean Chasing after cream in your misguided dreams You whole life defined by confines of a screen That’s filled with content I can’t allow in my feed Walking on this planet singing ba ba ba And tra la la, and ha ha ha Struggle through this life singing ba ba ba And tra la la and ha ha HA
2.
Diet Cocaine 02:49
Don’t say much, I’m willing to let the past talk I’m a big fish in a glass box Everything vivid, with the mask off I’m flipping switches, I’m ready to blast off The past talks but we don’t ever listen Always too distracted just to pay attention But I notice patterns, observe the rings of Saturn All your dreams shattered, beaten, torn and tattered You need to marinate, while I serenade Blow the horns, crack the walls, bring down the barricade Squeeze the stand like some lemonade Repave the promenade, feed us aspartame, it’s Diet Cocaine Then came the ready rock, changed the whole game Panthers got the cane, wiped them off the stage Turned the Hippies into druggies, countercultures came And went Don’t say much, I’m willing to let the past talk I’m a big fish in a glass box Everything vivid, with the mask off I’m flipping switches, I’m ready to blast off… We think we have freedom when we don’t have shit Throw us in the prisons, shareholders profit A legal slave trade, capitalistic system A free work force bows to every bidding Here’s a bushel and a sack, yeah my rent’s due With a little interest cause I’m late, too Funny what you do when you have the power Running for the fence come the eleventh hour Burn the fields down watch their money turn to ashes No resources, stock market crashes Pirates on the scene, take the booty and the cream Take the booties, make them scream Take the village and their dreams Don’t say much, I’m willing to let the past talk I’m a big fish in a glass box Everything vivid, with the mask off I’m flipping switches, I’m ready to blast off...
3.
Ringwald 03:32
Slowing down with Kurt Cobain Drinking wine with Amy eh Speed up with Lindsey Lo Level out with Marley, hey I can’t control myself, I think I hit a wall Down on one knee, I love you Ms. Ringwald Welcome to the ride, the circus, the madness, the chaos The racket, the ruckus, the baskets The bandits, the pundits, the fakeness that pays The leaders that feed off our fear and our pain The smoke, the mirrors, reflections we simmer The brightness, the dimmers, the losers, the winners The dinners, the feasts, the Dickies we crease The raging, the banging, the shots we release The doctors, the lawyers, the cops and the judges Big pharma, big prisons, pigs kill by dozens So shake them and and bake them and slide in the oven Leave on them on heat til they ready for something When that time comes, we will leave them with nothing But feelings that come from a promise that’s broken Serve and protect, a slogan so bogus No trust when the bullets are flying like locusts Slowing down with Kurt Cobain Drinking wine with Amy eh Speed up with Lindsey Lo Level out with Marley, hey I can’t control myself, I think I hit a wall Down on one knee, I love you Ms. Ringwald I can see things start slowing down People wake up, we wiser now Looking for peace in the middle of a storm Never it coming, no way to be warned But now we here, the haze it clears What we hold near starts to disappear All we have left are dreams and fears Some people dive into the bottom of their beer That used to be but had to let go Ms. Ringwald helped if you really must know Conquer my dreams and rise from the ashes A figment of my past that has turned into flashes Further away as space and time passes One day we’ll stop chasing greener grasses One day the secrets will be exposed to the masses In methodical ways so we can drink from their glasses Slowing down with Kurt Cobain Drinking wine with Amy eh Speed up with Lindsey Lo Level out with Marley, hey I can’t control myself, I think I hit a wall Down on one knee, I love you Ms. Ringwald Slowing down with Kurt Cobain I love you Ms. Ringwald Drinking wine with Amy eh I love you Ms. Ringwald Speed up with Lindsey Lo I love you Ms. Ringwald Level out with Marley, hey I love you Ms. Ringwald I love you Ms. Ringwald
4.
Take Notes 03:33
Relax and take notes, we learning, observing The time of day we sit back and slow burning Putting in work, use that elbow grease Work harder, play harder, call my band of geeks Hanging with the gangstas, hustlers and freaks Haynes Manor, T building, Dirty Boro, Tennessee Ask me how we live, I can’t tell you how that be There’s too many snitches talking gossip in these streets But they talk a lot faster when they meet the police I tell you from experience, choose friends carefully Undercovers knocking, know my name, don’t you see? They couldn’t find the weed but they offered me some cheese 150 bills for coke, herb and ectasy They handed me a card said, “help support your son by selling stinky narc pigs all of these drugs” Relax and take notes Relax and take notes While I sit in my cloud of smoke… Inhale this cloud of smoke Exhale this cloud of smoke There’s no end to the knavery There was no end to the slavery It just transformed, accepted as the norm Corporations take the power, military overthrows Government is fucked, guns pointed out of luck Tanks operated by the highest bidder, load the trucks Opposition futile, resistance will be crushed No room for opinions when you’re driving the bus Straight into hell, prisons into profits let the judge set the bail Let the economy fail Relax and take notes Relax and take notes While I sit in my cloud of smoke… Inhale this cloud of smoke Exhale this cloud of smoke The banks are the biggest cartel Concentrated power, yeah we know it so well Use it everyday, money powers up the cells (sales) Dollars out of nothing, interest rates set the scales Now set the sail Cruising through corruption in the heart of the city The outside so clean but deep down it’s so shitty In the belly of the beast through the alleys so gritty Living the dream, chasing cream, we so silly Programmed by our screens to feed their dirty deeds A mining operation, extraction oversees (overseas) Relax and take notes Relax and take notes While I sit in my cloud of smoke… Inhale this cloud of smoke Exhale this cloud of smoke
5.
Healthy Meth 03:25
From back alleys to open valleys In Northern Cali, where souljahs rally We keeping tally, waiting to settle the score Navigate these mountains burrow tunnels to the core Until our muscles so sore we can’t stand no more But we have to keep pushing The kids keep talking so we have to keep shushing Falling so fast no time to find the cushion Bounce right back, some things are so certain Never see the details, hide behind the curtains Hide in plain sight, never know the true purpose Follow the instructions, call customer service An appliance so worthless another wasted purchase A meaningless exchange, numbers on the page Back on the clock trying to bury all the rage Well…until my paycheck comes I’ll spend it on some stupid shit to make the pain numb The day I make it I’ll probably drop dead All these demons always after my head Chasing green finally turned my eyes red The day I make it I’ll probably drop dead… We keep pushing, we keep grinding We keep moving but please stop whining There’s nothing to it, no need to do it Deal with how it is and just push right through it Adapt like some fluid and keep on flowing Nurture these roots, we’ll keep on growing Over paid actors will keep on posing Selling you a lifestyle that you have not chosen Multiple choice, freedom from illusions True or false? Suffer form delusions Pay the cost, indebted to the system Retire, hang it up, then wait for your pension Release the tension like a masseuse Squeeze that lemon for it’s last drop of juice Grab a pair of scissors and cut that noose loose And disappear into the night holding tight to the caboose The day I make it I’ll probably drop dead All these demons always after my head Chasing green finally turned my eyes red The day I make it I’ll probably drop dead…
6.
Sinners at church, vultures on their perch They say they welcome everyone especially the hurt The broken, the beaten down, the ones who feel they are cursed Buy into a system that’ll convince you what your worth The tithes that feed agendas, the concentrated riches Redistribute all the wealth, but only if you switching and only if you snitching, Information overload Sensory deprivation, tap into the mother load blindly follow, blindly lead, herd the sheeple with some haste Drip it to them slowly, watered down to dull their tastes Research, develop, experiment, evolve Profit off of problems if you were the first to solve sinners at church, vultures on their perch Gatekeepers, clergyman, judging all your worth Sinners at church, leveraging your birth Making sure to pull that 10% from your purse religion of the state, the state of the religion Manipulating every thought perfected with precision Chemistry, anecdotes, history, let it soak All the things we do not know, do we need to let them go? Preordained, ascertained, convoluted and deranged turn the pain into some art and then we throw it on the stage Are you simply not entertained? Are you simply not entertained? Medicated zombies, thugs who try to rob me Dress them in a suit, call it white collar comedy Mix it with some harmony, some bone broth and homminy Absorb through digestion so it all becomes a part of me sinners at church, vultures on their perch Gatekeepers, clergyman, judging all your worth Sinners at church, leveraging your birth Making sure to pull that 10% from your purse analyze the cultures, infiltrate the dialects Set up the missions, turn them into derelicts Rely on dependence, hand them the framework Guided meditations designed by some jerks Who think they know you better cause they see inside your brain they watching from the sky but never walked on the terrain when looking from this view, I think it’s all insane A bunch of humans, poking prodding, bleeding down the drain Treating all the symptoms but never their prevention Treating all the symptoms but never their prevention We lost inside ourselves, our souls are screaming for attention We lost inside ourselves, our souls are screaming for attention sinners at church, vultures on their perch Gatekeepers, clergyman, judging all your worth Sinners at church, leveraging your birth Making sure to pull that 10% from your purse
7.
Clonazepam 01:35
I’ve lost control, anxiety holds With a firm grip, don’t trip, panic imminent Chase the remnants to reminisce about the past events Of some angry pacifists, self declared activists Who are no longer passionate, or even after it Analyze the data, yes the prophecies are accurate, Forecast the weather, for weeks it’s going to rain Wash away the hillsides and send them down the drain Waste into water, water out of waste Cut, copy, paste, so mundane with your tastes Process the food, slowly poison the masses Destroy our livers taking sips from our glasses Pacify our senses try to steal all our actions Power over others brings the greatest satisfaction Creative with my forces when i tap into my passions Down to ride until the end, endure all the lashings Until the wheels fall off and this dune buggy crashes And then we start walking cause adversity i’m smashing Obstacles, naysayers, critics get the boot I’m persuading all the suits to redirect the loot Funnel through my tribe in attempts to elevate Many moments in my life make me wonder if it’s fate Correlate, tighten bonds, cross pollinate Ascension is the mission finding wisdom in the crates Recognize the patterns, dissect the context Application pivotal, emotions complex Break down the formula, analyze the atoms Rearrange the molecules, manipulate enthusiasm
8.
Running full speed just trying to keep pace Giving all I can but feel I'm running in place I'm going out my mind, the scenery ain't moving Hustle on this grind, endless cycles we pursuing Why do we do this? What are we living for? Why do we do this? What are we fighting for? Why do we do this? What do we keep dying for? Existential questions ain't got no time for reflections Going full speed but we're running in place Moving so fast we lost our time in outer space Evolving so selfish, fully disconnected Then plugged into a system where our spirit is neglected The temples, the ruins, the druids, the shamans, the Dalai Lamas Running underground, the hearts pound, avoid the drama pause like commas, hot like saunas Don't be bothered by offers to raid the coffers of authors that designed all the prophets ...or is it profits? you know, like money and shit? Running full speed just trying to keep pace Giving all I can but feel I'm running in place I'm going out my mind, the scenery ain't moving Hustle on this grind, endless cycles we pursuing Why do we do this? What are we living for? Why do we do this? What are we fighting for? Why do we do this? What do we keep dying for? Existential questions ain't got no time for reflections Fuck am I doing? I am just moving and grooving I'm out here cruising for bruising I went to castle from ruins I went to teacher from student back to student I"m always learning new shit You think you're better than me? That was all illusion I'm out here for better cheese, you stick to parmesan You get a couple of streams and tell your friends your on You take a hit of the weed and tell 'em all you're gone I keep running and running it's like a marathon Running full speed just trying to keep pace Giving all I can but feel I'm running in place I'm going out my mind, the scenery ain't moving Hustle on this grind, endless cycles we pursuing Why do we do this? What are we living for? Why do we do this? What are we fighting for? Why do we do this? What do we keep dying for? Existential questions ain't got no time for reflections
9.
Prey 04:58
I’m staring at my younger self, trapped inside another hell I’m staring at my current self, trapped inside another hell I’m staring at my older self, trapped inside another hell The voices in your head are the beasts seeking prey The ones that bring you down and try to lead you astray Internal warfare, dropping bombs every day A shaman to this tribe trying to find a peaceful way Come and tag along for the experience Stuck inside a system so insidious Blind us with the bling, shiny things, so delirious No time to take a joke cause this world is too serious As a heart attack, no seriously Heart attacks are what be stopping that And holding us back and running off tracks Ending careers that bring us to tears Instead of dealing with emotions we just bury how we feel Oppress it, suppress it, repress it and hope it’s gone Bubbles to the surface in ways we never guess It’s funny what the mind can do when under loads of stress It’s funny what they make us do like we’re their little pets HA Awakened to their systems, spark a little fire when we hit the intermission Infiltrate the infrastructure, take the pots they piss in And throw them out the windows so we make them pay attention We will make them pay attention Throw them out the windows, yes we’ll make them pay attention Take the pots they piss in and throw them out the windows cause we’ll make them pay attention Somebody pray for me, they look like prey to me… They like prey to me, somebody pray for me… I’m staring at my younger self, trapped inside another hell Trying to climb the ladder ring the bell I’m staring at my older self, trapped inside another hell Trying to climb the ladder ring the bell Everybody clambering and everybody yammering But everyone is stuck inside a cell I said everybody yammering and everybody clambering But everyone is stuck inside a cell Extraction operation, mining through the generations There’s only so much gold that they can sell So hustle hustle harder like your name is Sean Carter But inside your own mind is where you dwell You sitting on that couch while you gain another ounce Easy prey for the first one to pounce I said you sitting on that couch while you gain another ounce Easy prey for the first one to pounce Your ass ripe for the picking, sticky icky finger licking Milk the cow for everything that she’s worth And when she’s dried up, chew her up and shit her out Here’s some more leather, go on make a purse They push us, they prod us, they herd us, desert us Useless once we’re lying in the hearse It’s up to you to make it work with everything you’ve got See this life as a gift or a curse Somebody pray for me, they look like prey to me… They like prey to me, somebody pray for me… I’m staring at my younger self, trapped inside another hell I’m staring at my current self, trapped inside another hell I’m staring at my older self, trapped inside another hell Trapped inside another hell, trapped inside another hell Somebody pray for me
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I will not beg or plead but I found myself following you If you like some of me then I will love all of you Lucy's on the ground with a lump of coal I said grab my hand I've lost all control Help me now please save my soul I said help me now please save my soul Trash or treasure, a lump of coal Extract from the dirt, the highest bidder sold Light her up, burn it down, turn to ashes Fell the heat, the effects of hot flashes Want it organic? I came to deliver Want it authentic? let the music make you shiver Deep with the roots, embedded in the river Sharper than the tips on the arrows in your quiver Thick like molasses, persistent like fungi Endure any weather, enhanced by my third eye Tap into your aura, vibe with your frequency Lift up the spirit and do so frequently You burning out, I'm chilling with my patience Take it all for granted, I take time to be gracious Grab them with the flow, wow them with the cadence Maintain my cool as I watch you growing anxious I will not beg or plead but I found myself following you If you like some of me then I will love all of you Lucy's on the ground with a lump of coal I said grab my hand I've lost all control Help me now please save my soul I said help me now please save my soul Take time to be still, focus on your breath Cherish each beat as your heart pumps your chest Let the blood flow, feel the bass line The melody speaks, let go of your mind The feedback loops that drive you insane The negative voices you can't seem to maintain The wars we fight, the trails we blaze Searching for clarity amongst all the haze Battle the pollution, waiting for solutions Absorb all the data, no jumping to conclusions Blind lead the blind, lead us all to mass confusion The fickle and the fake, no holding resolutions Lacking trust and respect, backing nothing, no context Thoughts too simple, game too complex Change from within to change what's next I will not beg or plead but I found myself following you If you like some of me then I will love all of you Lucy's on the ground with a lump of coal I said grab my hand I've lost all control Help me now please save my soul I said help me now please save my soul
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Consensual 03:07
The fungus on the wall, the dreams washed away Detoxify this space as I absorb all its waste The stories that are lost, abandoned for a vision I do not comprehend how lavishly they living Package up the dream, stuff it in a box The fancier it looks, yes the more it’s going to cost But look beyond the surface, the ingredients the same Assign any value, demand that we pay And if we can’t attain it, give us credit, let us pet it Stir our appetites just enough that we’ll regret it Feed our impulse, a barter and a trade Be careful what we purchase flush those earnings down the drain The hunter or the prey, a fungus or a parasite, All those lost dreams must of simply been an oversight All these pain pills just to sugar coat an appetite Chasing after thrills for the kills, they need a bigger bite Rocks in the ocean, smoothed by the waves All the rough edges beaten down as it drains Nature will progress, cycles will reset Buttons will be pressed, launch a missile, just a test Consensus is fear, force the hand, we hold it near Chasing these careers not knowing where to steer Weather too severe, lost inside the storm Wait for it to clear but impatience never warns Our minds stay torn too focused on the porn Drain the main vein, fall asleep and start to snore Abruptly awakened, tossed, turned and shaken Standing here raising hell for all the forsaken The hunter or the prey, a fungus or a parasite, All those lost dreams must of simply been an oversight All these pain pills just to sugar coat an appetite Chasing after thrills for the kills, they need a bigger bite The hunter or the prey, a fungus or a parasite, All those lost dreams must of simply been an oversight All these pain pills just to sugar coat an appetite Chasing after thrills for the kills, they need a bigger bite

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Young Harm started sending beats and art to J.Smo. J.Smo was inspired by previously mentioned beats and arts, in addition to late night conversations with Young Harm. Some songs were written and recorded. Quite a few songs actually.

This collection is titled Young Smo EPisodes: Season 1. Join Young Harm and J.Smo on an experimental, psychedelic, unorthodox ride through Hip Hop rhythms and weathered, storyteller style lyricism.

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released January 5, 2020

Beats by Young Harm
Rhymes and performances by J.Smo
Young Harm performs on The Speedy Snail

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