Let It B. Known

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Award-Nominated lead single from the upcoming album Ignoring the Known Protocol

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Chorus:
I know you have a reason for suffering
I know you have a fire inside
Just know that I’ll be with you
Just know I’ll be by your side

1:
CREEPIN THRU THE FOG, A HAND REACHES TO SLAP YOU
IT’S MINE; AS THE MINUTES UNWIND I’M LESS TACTFUL
I’M SO CHOOSEY, I REMAIN UNCHOSEN
FIGHTING FOR MY RIGHTS SO WE DON’T REMAIN FROZEN
UNDERLYING HAVOC TRAVELS BENEATH THE FABRIC
NEITHER THE FAG HAGS OR DRAGS UNLEASH THE SAVAGE
IT’S TIME THEY FEEL THE WRATH I’M CASTING ON THE MADNESS
THE BRASH DYNAMICS SURPASS THE MATHEMATICS
EVERYBODY COMFORTABLE WITH THEY ORIENTATION
BUT I FEEL WE NEED MORE DEMONSTRATION
TO LIFT THE CLOAK – EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT
WHAT IS GAY – WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT
SOME USE IT FOR SLANDER OR CONSORTING WITH THEIR BUDDIES
BUT SWEEP THE ISSUE UNDERNEATH AND EVERYTHING IS LOVELY
NOBODY WANTS TO DISCUSS THE REAL-LIFE PERCEPTIONS
WHY WE STAY HIDING, THE ONGOING DECEPTIONS
CUZ IT’S TABOO

Chorus:
I know you have a reason for suffering
I know you have a fire inside
Just know that I’ll be with you
Just know I’ll be by your side

2:
IT’S ALL EMBEDDED THRU THE WAVES OF THE DECADES
THE FAIRIES AND THE TRADES, GETTING BLAMED FOR AIDS
HOW MANY LIVES LOST EVEN TO THIS VERY DAY
WHOLE COUNTRIES EXTERMINATE GAYS FOR BIBLICAL FAITH
IN THE CLUB I SEE A SEA OF UNDULATIONS
FLAILING ARMS, DURING BEAT REVERBERATIONS
THESE ARE THE MAIN IMAGES SOCIETY NOTICES
B. SCOTT ON YOU TUBE, STREAMING COAST TO COAST WITH IT
HERE’S A NOTION; HOW BOUT WE EXTRAPOLATE
THE LABELS – DROP ‘EM; A NEW FREEDOM CAPTIVATES
LET THE PREJUDICES NULLIFY
NO LONGER WOULD MY DISOWNED OR MY DL BROTHERS HIDE
NO ONE COMPLAINS WHEN MALES WANT TO FANTASIZE
OVER LESBIAN LOVERS, OR KATY PERRY TANTALIZE
AND IF I WAS TO EXPOSE THE HIP HOP HOMOPHOBES
WITH THEY ASSES HANGING, THEY’LL TRY TO BURN MY PROSE
CUZ IT’S TABOO

Chorus:
I know you have a reason for suffering
I know you have a fire inside
Just know that I’ll be with you
Just know I’ll be by your side

Breakdown:
(Voiceover)
4 all my oppressed constituents
We’re living in different times
So this is how we’re coming through
For the record…

Crowd Chant: LET IT BE KNOWN; WE IN THE ZONE!
Voiceover: For the new generation, we setting the tone
Crowd Chant: LET IT BE KNOWN; WE IN THE ZONE!
Voiceover: And the old world order’s getting overthrown
Crowd Chant: LET IT BE KNOWN; WE IN THE ZONE!
Voiceover: This is who I am; this is who I BE!!
Crowd Chant: LET IT BE KNOWN; WE IN THE ZONE!
Voiceover: If a coward calls you out, you tell em how the f*** could you tell me what I’m s’posed to be!

Chorus – Out:
I know you have a reason for suffering
I know you have a fire inside
Just know that I’ll be with you
Just know I’ll be by your side

I know you have a reason for suffering
I know you have a fire inside
Just know that I’ll be with you
Just know I’ll be by your side

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from [IGNORING] the [KNOWN] [PROTOCOL], track released July 18, 2011
Written By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez and James Kistner
Produced By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez, Major “Master Majj” Hamilton, James Kistner and Miles “MDJ 009” Jenkins
Additional Vocals By: James Kistner
Drum Programming: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez and Major “Master Majj” Hamilton
Keyboard: James Kistner and Miles “MDJ 009” Jenkins
Guitar: James Kistner
Scratches: Tito Ibarra
Arrangement: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez, Major “Master Majj” Hamilton
Recorded At: The I.K.P. Suite (Winter Park, FL)
Recorded By: Miles “MDJ 009” Jenkins
Mixed At: Insane Sounds Studios (Lauderhill, FL)
Mixing By: Marc Karmatz
Mastered By: Robert Wawoe
Mastered At: Phat Planet Studios (Orlando, FL)
Publishing By: I.K.P. Affiliates/Rok Boxx Music (BMI)

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I.K.P. New York, New York

Born in East New York, BK...raised in Norfolk, VA. Veteran of the U.S. Marines. College Graduate with a Bachelor's in Music Business from Full Sail University. Single from upcoming album Ignoring the Known Protocol features the OutMusic Award-Nominated single "Let It B. Known". ... more

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