"Stick Up" b​/​w "Mad Rap" 7" Single

by J-Zone

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oughtobe "The world needs mad rap...period" Favorite track: Mad Rap.
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MentPlus Beat - Juggled this release in front of a crowd of 30 to 40 or so folks in a bar who kept asking who the heck is that??? I simply said J-Zone... yall gotta cop this! I highly recommend Favorite track: Stick Up.
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thebigbeatdown DRUMS, that is why I love this track :D Favorite track: Stick Up.
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Charlie Blimey I couldn't give a damn if the world wants to hear this single or not - I want to hear this single, I want to own this single, I want to make love to this sing... No, hang on, forget that last sentence. A welcome addition to Peter Pan Syndrome and the instrumental album. Buy it and save a tiny baby panda. Maybe. If he decides to use the money that way. He'll probably buy a baby panda fur coat... Favorite track: Stick Up.
Stick Up 02:18
Mad Rap 03:34
[1st Verse] It took 20 years but in that short span of time We've decided, the world don't wanna hear no angry black man rhyme Look, I don't mind a song about Kool Aid Frozen Pizza, Thrift shop, hip-hop needs records with no mean streak We ain't all fucked up in the game No job, school loans, gettin' beat by the cops But for every Vanilla Ice or Hammer You had PE to create some type of balance The voice of America's forgotten Expanded to soccer mom's, mall rats and bloggers Payin' high Brooklyn rent, but the cats who invented this shit Ain't got the skills to get a square job and fall back And in the midst of all that If ya speak on some bullshit they call you a hater But that's my duty! But bein' a hater is like havin' the cooties You gotta be a millionaire To have an opinion on anyone or anything with a bank account sittin' there 50 Cent and Canibus never would've existed If we called em a hater for goin' after someone richer Never thought I'd hate something that I love so much, but it's on Rap got Stockholm Syndrome Hook: You don't wanna say that huh? Aww, afraid they gonna call you a hater? You don't wanna say that huh? Cause to have an opinion, ya gotta have paper You don't wanna say that huh? Don't wanna close off future opportunities You don't wanna say that huh? Burning bridges is a cost of doin' business [Chief Chinchilla] You pink butterfly bowtie-wearin' muthafuckas! You know it's bad when a comedy rapper gotta make a serious record [2nd Verse] Now when ya make fuck you money, I find it unbelievable That rich blacks never say 'fuck you' to people Jay-Z don't wanna talk bad about Barney's The Clippers turned their warm-ups inside out, I turned off the game I ain't even watch the tip-off Yo, who the fuck are y'all, Kris Kross? Pimp daddy Donald make ya jump, jump! Millionaire cowards, livin' like chumps Make all the money you want, ya still a nigger Record deals and sports contracts distort facts Then I log on to Twitter And see Russell Simmons, telling me to live without money (!) Pushing high class vegan lifestyles to followers Who went and bought Rushcards, but never left Hollis Everyone thinks they're on the verge of being stars And don't wanna fuck it up, so we stopped pulling cards [Fuck ya!] Threaten black artists with irrelevance, they start to sweat Cause they know McDonalds is next So they let a puppeteer stick a hand in their ass That's why most rap says nothin', and R&B is trash Meanwhile our legends in rap, funk and soul die poor While the Rolling Stones still tour To rap at 82 beats a minute is a fight And most rappers won't rap about the plight of black flight Brothers movin' down south or gettin' housing vouchers To some run down ghost town 100 miles out No jobs or transportation, but ya got a yard Where ya sit and drink Wray and Nephew and play cards Gentrification hit the nation, but don't rap about that Just rep the projects and hope to move back Now let this shit serve, as a lil' letter To everybody complainin' but don't wanna ruffle feathers How come I never rap serious? Cause no one wants to hear this shit From an industry failure, a proletariat But for once in my life, I ain't worried 'bout no ASCAP Nobody wants to be a hater but the world needs Mad Rap!


New single. Me and my drum kit vs. the Hammond Organ on side A; I address how much I hate the word "hater" on side B. "Mad Rap" instrumental included in download.


released October 14, 2014

Produced & Mixed by J-Zone
Recorded in a Basement in Southeast Queens, NY
Drums and Ace Tone Organ: J-Zone
Additional Vocals on "Mad Rap": Chief Chinchilla
Artwork: James Blackwell (@jzanaught)
Mastered by Pablo Martin


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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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