Settin' The Record

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It took me a while to find the right way to deliver this song. If you put Project Pat, Paul Wall, Missy Elliott, Hyacinth Bucket from that Keeping Up Appearances and stuttering monks all in blender, and sprinkled some radio friendly elements on top, you get this song. Mariah Carey also gave me a little nudge on this one too.

lyrics

intro:
this is an emergency broadcast coming to you from Reigning Positivity Music
to nofify you that this delectable mixture of ear candy you are witnessing are the sounds of.....Master Majj (echo)

and featured on this track is the ever-changing, ever-growing rhymer known as I.K.P., and he would like to take a moment to offer some ill words of wisdom on this musical marvel.

Yeah!
Yo….

verse 1:
this time I do it bigger
do this a bit sicker
like venom in ya liquor
at greatness I stay a winner
never quitter my chin up
my roots sweet as ginger
you call me a sinner
but you won’t make me bitter
cuz in the few minutes elapsin'
I’ll have your brain collapsin'
Even if you feel you're relapsin'
i'll have ya spine prolapsin'
nervous system breaks down when ya feel my verbal attack's propinquity
stick with me, you bout to see the sickest streak run the victory
swag stooped, down syndrome
systems, shutting it down and shiftin them
ri-diculous, have you skinny-dippin down in antarctica
i don't want no parts of ya
unless you’re goin hard as F-U-C-K
thirty-eight twenty-five on the cell-ay
my game’s official; you might just get arrested
and in these days in age i aint got no time for witness protection
fuck a "sweet dream": i ain't tatooing no nigga's name across me
or in my heart, i'm just letting it be known what life has taught me

hook:
if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

breakdown:
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (ok!)
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (alright!)
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (ok!)
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (alright!)

verse 2:
I think MDJ wants pussy on a plate
Yup! That’s what he said
Pussy on a plate
p-p-pussy on a plate
back in the day, nobody gave a damn about my probity
my words fall on deaf ears, totally, but the hope in me
was coaxing my suicidal tendencies notably
when my options were running out, soaked under the coldest grief
that's when i took it upon myself
with the help of no one else
playin it out, the hand i was dealt
rockin till my vibes were felt
and even if they ain't feel me, i made sure niggas knew me
to those acting clueless, i only fucks with the truest
truth set me free long time ago
things fall in to place like dominoes
now i'm a dominatrix
who takes it back to the basics
basically, even as the end times are chasin me
i'm only thinkin of breakin free
and improving my circumstances faithfully
so i can end up where my angels be
but if you living dangerously take it from me eh eeeee!

hook:
if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

breakdown:
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
uh, uh! uhhhhhh!
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (ok!)
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (alright!)
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (ok!)
eh-eh-eh, uh, uh! eh-eh eh-eh, uh! (alright!)

if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

if you’re setting the record
(OKAAY!!!)
if you setting it straight
(alright!!)
and if you gon be direct
(OKAAAY!!!)
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct
(alright!!)

if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

if you’re setting the record
then set it straight
and if you setting it straight
then be direct
and if you gon be direct
then have respect
cuz if you trynna come wit it
then you gotta come correct

Coda:
like this…
chiiiid!
But before I get on out this mug
One more thing
Pause on these NUTS Biatch!

credits

from Executive Realness: Suite Independence, released November 11, 2013
Written By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez
Produced By: Major "Master Majj" Hamilton, Miles "MDJ-009" Jenkins
Additional Arrangement By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez
Recorded At: Jamaica YMCA (Queens, NY), IKP's Parent's Crib (Norfolk, VA)
Recorded By: Kenny "I.K.P." Alvarez
Mixed By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez, Eddy J. Free and Swanny River
Mastered By: Swanny River
Mastered At: SRMG Factory (Brooklyn, NY)
Publishing: I.K.P. Affiliates 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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