"I Smell Smoke" b​/​w "Time For A Crime Wave" 7" Single

by J-Zone

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Intro: [Chief Chinchilla hoping for a crime wave] Verse 1: I'm on a date with this stuck up transplant slow broad Sippin' on a latte, sayin' 'life's so hard' Here in New York, livin' in Brooklyn with no job Same shit, different chick, my eyes are on the doorknob Bored and still Here I am, on another date with another high class brat from Boerum Hill She had the audacity to state That 60 grand a year ain't enough for her to make it Sick of gentrifiers sayin' life ain't fair Cause now that Brooklyn is a brand, you can't afford to life there? And how it's such a fuckin' pain, bums beggin' for change And kids dancin' on the train are a threat to your safety Where the fuck you think you moved to? You need an au pair? Go back to Eau Claire and pop out a few babies This city needs a crime wave…checks and balances To give a chick like this a fresh set of callouses I ended the date 'cause with her palaver I couldn't be bothered [So what you do?] So I robbed her Verse 2: I know bein' a cop ain't easy In theory, it's a stand up job, but I don't respect the NYPD So the CPR on the side of the car? I see it, and just laughs when the cops roll past Five dollar Lemontree military fade Six dollar Roosevelt Field Mall shades Eatin' seven dollars worth of glazed donuts in a day That's an eighteen dollar man I'm 'posed to obey? But if we brought back squeegee men jumpin' on your windshield Put smut and sluts back in Times Square It'd slow the cops down like a Macintosh pinwheel No stop and frisk, they'd have to stop some shit right there Fort Apache for a month, dead bodies in a trunk A frustrated customer robbin' Barney's with a gun Now it ain't no time to bust blue collar workers For sleeping on the train? You pussies gotta serve us Transplants refuse to toughen up and keep whining Cops beat us then go home and beat their wives on Long Island Tourists shouldn't ever feel brave They should be afraid to misbehave Yo it's time for a crime wave Verse 3: They wanna kick the ice cream truck outta Prospect Park But they went and did to rap what they did to New York I ain't dissin Iggy Azalea, she's just a symtom Of how our rap legends never did shit and failed us {Example?] Dr. Dre don't want us sampling his shit? Check the credits, George Clinton wrote a lotta them hits Dissin Bobby Shmurda for bein' a coon But L.A. Reid was sittin' right in the room! [Nigga, please] Makes me miss the '90s When goons ran loose in the record label offices and knew where to find you Bust an A&R's desk with a chair or a bar Ya start to bitch up like Bishop, 'see how scared you are?' The rap game needs an enema, from all this chump cinema 'Cause radio ain't plain no damn Public Enema Says a nigga with-a-spoon in his mouth, figures Rap's a House Party, full of house niggas
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Side A: "I Smell Smoke" - Instrumental
Side B: "Time For A Crime Wave" - J-Zone & Chief Chinchilla calling for the return of squeegeemen on the streets of NYC and Joe Clark-baseball bat order in the music biz.

Digital download bonus tracks: A remix of "Time For A Crime Wave" and an instrumental of the original version.

Free download of all four tracks with purchase of limited edition 45.

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released April 2, 2015

Produced & Mixed by J-Zone

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J-Zone Queens, New York

My childhood dream of playing bass in a funk band died when Jheri curls went out of style. I had an on again-off again rap career. I wrote and self-published a book in 2011, learned to play drums shortly after and returned to my funk roots, where I feel most at home. My bands The Du-Rites and The Zone Identity reflect that. The music to the left is my story through it all. Dig. ... more

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