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ProVerb - Heart-beat

V1

My heart speaks in the language of heart beats/ my heart speeds when glad

When sad my heart bleeds/ my heart needs my brain to listen/ to carefully

Translate the rhythms/ into the mind and paint a vision/ my heart can see

Further than the eye/ my heart carries burdens when I cry/ it’s hard to word

‘Em in a rhyme/ my heart has heard of a time when pain was all it knew/ it’s

Like a burglary my heart’s been broken into/ My heart carries the scars my

heart is cautious/ my heart has learnt from the trauma that ex’s caused it

my heart takes longer to love/ Longer to forgive/ but my heart beats stronger

than drums as long as I live/ Experience has taught my heart defense

mechanisms/ my brain is hard-Headed and hence it never listens/ my heart

can strike back much harder than That/ in fact, you can get killed in a heart

attack

V2

My heart speaks in the language of heart beats/ my heart feeds the rest of

Me via the arteries/ my heart could be hard to see/ when I got beef and

Love is hard to reach/ my heart hardens kinda like heart disease/ then it

Gets hard to breathe/ that’s why I follow my mind cause if my heart could

Lead/ things will get hard for me/ my heart is incapable of a rational

Decision/ just asking it to consider the facts is a mission/ my heart can

Start loving just like that all of a sudden/ without consulting my brain my

Heart is stubborn/ my hearts got a mind of its own/ I put my mind into

Rhymes and flows/ my heart doesn’t mind it though/ my heart goes where

Heart chooses/ I tried to put my heart into rock music/ but my heart refused it

my heart even said pop was useless/ it was a problem Houston/ till my heart

met Hip Hop music/

V3

The heart of ProVerb/ is the heart of a soldier/ if there was no more beat in

my heart it’ll be over/ haters are fronting deep in their hearts the know they’re

feeling me/ my mind is in the industry my heart is still in Kimberley/ put my

heart into rhyming/ withe heart of a lion/ you can connect a lie-detector to my

heart if I’m lying/ Beat is a horse or a camel/ my heart of course is a saddle/

I feel forced to heartless with no remorse in a battle/ I feel like my minds mute

and my heart talkative/ or my mind’s blind and my heart’s a walking stick/ and

right now it the other way around it’s unfortunate/ my heart can conceive an

idea before my mind has thought of it/ perhaps we should think with the heart

and love with the brain/ so we can take a headache tablet for heartache and

pain/ or better yet we should take the heart and bring it up/ to the brain and

combine the the two I’m thinking love.

Hook

(Shhh) Shut your mouth and let the heart speak

Put your mic against the chest and heart your heart beat.


(Source: http://www.proverbmusic.net/blog/)

ProVerb – I have a dream

“I am happy to join with you today, in what will go down in history as the

greatest demonstration now is the time”

V1

I have a dream that real emcees will win awards/ cats who’ve been ignored/

By the industry before/ the underdogs that are giving more/ and their living for

The bigger cause/ that our hip hop will hit abroad/ in terms of level of sales and

Rate at which it’s bought/ I have a dream of seeing an SA emcee in the source/

A HHP poster in the centerfold/ I have a dream of platinum sales minimum gold/

A tour bus with all of us/ touring across African borders/ while television

Networks record us/ I have a dream of being on stage when I perform this/

Seeing the crowd respond to metaphors not just the chorus/ I have a dream/

Of writing articles in magazines/ that’ll explain hip-hop is more than just a baggy

Jeans/ in fact it seems the whole culture is misunderstood/ they say we portray

The bad listen while I spit some good/ it’s not all about me verb/ I want all

Emcees to be heard/ and get the respect that they deserve/ I have a dream that

That I’ll spit real/ until I die or get killed/ like Jerusalem this is real

V2

It’s all definite/ we’re a force to be reckoned with / using thought as a weapon/

In this here war we expect to win/ be victorious yet again/ bringing all of the

Elements/ Dj’s graffiti arts and b-boys to get in spins/ from young emcees to

Veterans/ wannabe’s get your pens/ it’s no coincidence they call us heads cause

We’re ahead of them/ initiating new recruits to let them in/ schooling the youth

That truth in music is relevant/ I have a dream that African hip-hop is the future/

My thoughts are parallel to Martin Luther King junior/ cause I too have seen

The promise land and what it looks like/ if you haven’t tasted freedom you need

To read my book twice/ I have a dream of seeing more rap TV shows/ local

Releases packed in CD stores/ and more high rotations/ at more radio stations/

Local vs. international ratios changed quick/

Hook

(Heads) I time is now, rhymes is down, shine is found, we have re-defined the

Sound.

(Heads) listen here. This the year to spit the real and make the wackness

Disappear.

(Heads) together we stand divided we fall

(Heads) the better we can provide them a war

(Heads) We’ve played the background long enough

We’ll never back down rap’s now strong enough.

(Source: http://www.proverbmusic.net/blog/)

ProVerb ft Brian Temba – Inspiration

Chorus:
I’m inspired, chasing my desires,
I needed to do my thing, so I’m getting higher. I’m on fire, doing what’s required. So if you’re inspired, let me see you raise your hands.

Verse 1:
Inspiration comes from within/ up under the skin/ to make you run for pen/ and bless them with something again/ Id rather keep it real as a peasant than front as a king/ it’s that kind thought that’ll comfort a friend/ and for the quite lost it’s a compass for them/ it’s that type of song that never comes to an end/ the sight of Lebron when he jumps for the rim/ to dunk on opponents/ it can change your entire lifestyle in one solid moment/ it’s the floodgates that one thought can open/ one drop one pond before long it’s and ocean/ that songs that’s evoking the strongest emotion/ that will to succeed ad long as were hoping/ mending the bond that we’ve broken/ saying what’s on your mind all along without it all being spoken/ this is when…

Verse 2:
Inspiration will drive you like chauffeurs/ so by the time you arrive you are closer/ to your dreams while your eyes are wide open/ that gleam to the shine that keeps the silence golden/ and that’s why you learn more when you say less/ an why you earn more when you pay respect/ the reason you yearn more when you pace it/ you burn more never get turned off when you chase it/ cause once the light is switched on then it stays bright/ the runway to lift off when you take flight/ from being afraid to get on cause of stage fright/ to having the faith to spit bombs and to stage dive/ word to the smart it’s a schooling lesson/ with turbo charge and there’s fuel injection/ cause working hard makes room for blessings/ and the worth is more than a jewel collection/ this is when…

Bridge:
Now if you’re feeling inspired to build your empire then put your hands higher (put your hands higher)
And if you feeling inspired to go higher then holler We on fire (We on fire)

 (Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/proverbmusic)

NONINI (THE GODFATHER) LIVE IN GLASGOW.

(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/noninithegodfather)

NONINI (THE GODFATHER) LIVE IN GLASGOW.

(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/noninithegodfather)

Just A Band & Nonini (The Godfather) - HAHE (Remix)

Language: Swahili, English and Sheng

Are we recording…..Sawa…..Sue Me….sawa sue me…….(Nonini)
Godfather….Just a band!
Microphone check 1, 1, 2 (musyoka) Tuko works!

Ukiwasha nare Mathare utaonja vibare
 mi si mnati, si barbie,
Niko tu katikati
…staki kuskiza story za charity, charity

Nipe wings ni-defy-fy gravity, gravity
 sema oh

Chorus
Juu tuko works mzeiya
, Evacuate the area
 Ju -ju -ju
Juu tuko works mzeiya. Songa Songa ah ah ah aaaaahah!

(Nonini)

Serikali haijali
 Haijali…
Tukanza imba ngoma tu kejani kejani.
Badala ya kuvuta tu majani majani,
Vijana wanataka tu makazi, makazi
Boys anasaka tu kivyake yake,
Bora ka ugali na nyake,Jake
Ukipatikana tao ma hawker Ora
Tunakimbizwa na makarao songa….bonoko! Ju…

Chorus
Juu tuko works mzeiya
, Evacuate the area
 godfather
Juu tuko works mzeiya X2 Just a band…Ah ah ah ahaaaaah!

Nipe, nipe nafasi….
nikueleze kiasi
….vile sisi hufanya….
pande hii ya the tracks

Hatuchezi na kazi
…usipoteze wakati
„,tumekunja mashati (Watu wako Kazi) ju- ju -ju!

Chorus

Juu tuko works mzeiya…Songa Songa Songa..
Evacuate the area

Juu tuko works mzeiya X2 Decimal records….ju -ju –ju

(Nonini)

Usicheze vijana wa ma campo..
Number 1 kurusha mawe na dabo,
Kuchafua na kufunga obaro,
Tunataka ongea na Obako,
Hivi ndio vijana vile siufanya,
Concert za reggae tu ku wasanya,
Walenje…Na masimu
Katika ile hali ya kusaka ka kitu,
Hii ndio job inatulea, Sikwaubaya ju tuko works mzeiya,
Nilikosa opportunity ya university,Nika grow wings za kudefy gravity,
Just a band na Mgenge-True defination ya Makmende,
Hatukukua na mlango yaku knock on opportunity,
Tukatengeza mlango zetu in our own community,
Sai ona vile…..tuko….tukooo…Tuko Works

Chorus


Juu tuko works mzeiya…VIP na Ma Bouncer..
Evacuate the area

First class flights… Juu tuko works mzeiya …Ukipata tu ma fights ah ah ah ha
Skutatatu hatujalala ma concert…Juu tuko works mzeiya
Hapa noma inaeza toka …Evacuate the area…Ye yeah yeah
Juu Tuko Works Mzeiya….nani nani nani aha aha….

nipe, nipe nafasi
…nikueleze kiasi
…vile sisi hufanya
 pande hii ya the tracks
HAAAA…..HEEEEEEE
nipe, nipe nafasi
….nikueleze kiasi
…vile sisi hufanya…
pande hii ya the tracks
HAAAAA……HEEEEEE X2 


(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/noninithegodfather)

 

ZUBZ Interview

(Source: youtube channel ‘frastephi’)

Zubz the Last Letta ft AmeenPart Time Lover - Full Time Freek

INTRO
Now look I know we’re best friends and everything, but you cannot act like you didn’t leave with her last night. I just wanna know what’s going on, that’s all. 1.2.3.4…

CHORUS
Now she’s my part time lover and my full time freak (Really?)
I can call her anytime and any day of the week (So soon?)
And she give it to me like you would never ever believe
Oh Baby (You’re right)
Oh Baby (I don’t believe you!)
To Me

VERSE 1 
So, another one bites the dust
Women to you are just bikes and buses (ride!)
You need a Psyche Adjust
Can’t you be friendly and nice for ‘just’
Soon as you tickle her fancy
You wanna get in her panties
Trophy, top of the shelf
A notch on your belt
Never connected like hands free
But this is a different girl
Destined never to fit in you world
Cultured lady, mother of babies
Plus incredible witty, a pearl!
Look at what she’s been reduced to
I should have not introduced you
Look in my eye, enough with your lying
Tell me the truth, dude

CHORUS
Now she’s my part time lover and my full time freak
I can call her anytime and any day of the week
And she give it to me like you would never ever believe
Oh Baby, Oh Baby
Oh no matter what I say she knows just what to do
She keeps moving that thing like she got something to prove
So I’m-a give it to her like she do it when she do it to me
To Me
To Me

VERSE 2 
I know you could see that I liked her
I made you believe I could wife her
You had to go being a sniper
Soon as I turned my back, you knifed it
But I could forgive you for that
Could even forget you’re a miserable prat
But seeing her giving it up for love?
I couldn’t live with the fact
Cos this is a different girl
Destined never to fit in your world
Heaven Sent and Sentimental
Gotta Get Special Permission to Love
Look at what she’s been reduced to
I should have not introduced you
Look in my eyes, enough with your lying
Tell me the truth, dude

CHORUS
Now she’s my part time lover and my full time freak
I can call her anytime and any day of the week
And she give it to me like you would never ever believe
Oh Baby, Oh Baby (Why don’t you tell her to stop?)
Oh no matter what I say she knows just what to do
She keeps moving that thing like she got something to prove
So I’m-a give it to her like she do it when she do it to me (Alright listen)
To Me (We need to have a talk)
To Me

BREAK DOWN

Now you know what’s been happening to you lately, this is not the first time it’s happened right? All the woman that go through you, go through the same drama. I could count them all on one hand! I mean, think about it…1.2.3.4..

Remember Psycho Cyndi
And Serial Stalker Sam
Oh yeah, and Rwanda Rumbi
Wait: Pathological Pam?
Remember Snarling Karin
And Never-Will-Let-It-Go Tebogo
You know that you’re gonna be sorry
It is inevitable!

CHORUS
Now she’s my part time lover and my full time freak
I can call her anytime and any day of the week
And she give it to me like you would never ever believe
Oh Baby, Oh Baby
Oh no matter what I say she knows just what to do
She keeps moving that thing like she got something to prove
So I’m-a give it to her like she do it when she do it to me
To Me
To Me

OUTRO

……………..she know you got a girl?…….Damn!


(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/zubzthelastletta)

Kwesta – Take That!

Hahaha…
ooh dum riddim.
KWESTA…
Lets go!
Awuuu (awuuu)

Told ya’ll I was Fresh ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Said that I was the best ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Ya’ll took me for a fool with that hate chat.
But I’m Kwesta Mr Cool… Take That!


Ncaaa-Mr C double O, no fireplace.
Like weed, I’m the roll ntwana, higher place.
Run eintlik coz this is not your kinda race.
Phet’ i-blunt ne-cheque, I’m tryna be the highest paid.
I wanna dance now get your hands up, now…
I’m ‘bout to prove that i’m the best, hands down.
Wanted to lay low and not act crazy…
But ngajola ne-radio, that bitch played me.
Baby I’m not abusive, I hope you get that.
It’s the punchlines that’ll let you let me hit that.
ukuthi nina niringa ngani, I can’t know.
Ngoba emhlabeni kuring’ imali, pay phone.

Told ya’ll I was Fresh ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Said that I was the best ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Ya’ll took me for a fool with that hate chat.
But I’m Kwesta Mr Cool… Take That!

If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
Break it down wimme now, break it down wimme now. (repeat)

Ncaaa-ntwana vel’ I’m a winner and this track is a killer.
Nami nginok’ bloma ngimam’ i-radio, so vele ngiyazizwa.
Girl your ass is just killer, ngicel’ uk’thengela i-dinner.
Ungawafaka amazipho, baby ngiphet’ amaklipah.
I take you home mami, now let it go sonny.
coz what’s the point of me buzzing if I’ve got no honey.
Ntwana I’m no dummy, not scared at all honey.
uyi-skeleton esngana mgani, you got nobody.
Can you see me now (now), ya’ll said I was whack (whack)
Tried to keep me down (down), I had to fight back (back)
So I’ma hit your town (town) and tap the finest ass (ass)
Bitch I’m Jimmy Tau (Awuuu)… I came right back (Hey!)

Told ya’ll I was Fresh ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Said that I was the best ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Ya’ll took me for a fool with that hate chat.
But I’m Kwesta Mr Cool… Take That!

If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
Break it down wimme now, break it down wimme now. (repeat)

Ncaaa-ntwana we at the top, fuck you sayin?
I’m a lightning Bolt, fuck Usain!
Every night I pray and I still hit a Nun.
I heard you do the same and you’re still hitting none…
These girls ain’t got a dude ngingaka fiki laph’
I take ‘em to the roof, 2 Pac, hit ‘em up.
Silly boys, bathini min’ angina future.
Skinny boy ngena mina khal’ iyidudla.
iNdaba ugcwel uk’dlala, I’m over you dude.
Wen’ uhamba iyinyanga, I’m over the moon.
Mina mang’ chula bazogcwala that’s all I know
Nced’ ukbathul’ i-TV idlala… stole the show!

Told ya’ll I was Fresh ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Said that I was the best ya’ll ain’t gimme that.
Ya’ll took me for a fool with that hate chat.
But I’m Kwesta Mr Cool… Take That!

If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
If ya’ll wimme then break it down wimme now.
Break it down wimme now, break it down wimme now. (repeat)

(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/kwesta)

BUY: http://www.reverbnation.com/kwesta

Zuwa – Diamonds

USA NETSEKA UCHA BHUDIRIRA
ZVICHA FAMBA CHETE!

A day like any other, walking the riverbank with my brother..
Sun was shining, birds flying, in the sky
Women were washing their clothes up - on the shore
He said ‘little sister, you’ll be ok, you’ll be alright
I know you look strong on the outside
But everyone feels pain sometimes
So don’t worry, don’t worry
It won’t add an inch to your lifetime
You gotta feel pressure and get right

DIAMOND, DIAMOND
YOU ONLY GOTTA DIE ONCE, DIAMOND
PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS
DIAMOND
YOU ARE A DIAMOND IN THE DIRT, YES
A DIAMOND, IN THE DIRT

USA NETSEKA UCHA BHUDIRIRA
ZVICHA FAMBA CHETE!

The sun set on his last words
I heard and I listened to my brother
He said little sister I know you’re scared, but I know you’re brave, so don’t be afraid
Don’t be afraid
I know you look strong on the outside
But everyone feels pain sometimes
It won’t add an inch to your lifetime
You gotta feel pressure and get right

DIAMOND, DIAMOND
YOU ONLY GOTTA DIE ONCE, DIAMOND
PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS
DIAMOND
YOU ARE A DIAMOND IN THE DIRT, YES
A DIAMOND, IN THE DIRT

USA NETSEKA UCHA BHUDIRIRA
ZVICHA FAMBA CHETE!


(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/zuwa)

Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_8829523

Lira – Phakade (Eternity)

Nguwen’ obengimcela kumDali wam (You were the one I always asked for)
Mangikhuleka ngingedwa (When I prayed, alone)
Ngicel’ uthathe isandla sami (Please take my hand)
Unginikuqoba lwakho kuzekube ngunaphakade (Give me you, now and for all eternity)

Phakade Na phakade… (Eternity, forever)
NaPhakade
Ngifunukubanawe (I want to be with you)
Namhlanje… (Today)
Kuze kube ingunapahakade… (And for all eternity)
Kuze kube nguna phakade (For all eternity)

Sengimtholil’ engizohlanaye (I’ve found the one I can live with)
Ngakh’ impilo naye (And build a life with)
Ngimthokozise (And share my joys with)
Wena uyintokozo yami (You are my joy)
Uyisipho esihle (A beautiful gift)
Empilweni yam’ (In my life)
Ivulekil inhliziyo yami (My heart is wide open)
Manje sengiholwa nguthando. (I’m now led by love)
Ngikunika lonke ithemba lami… (I give to you my trust)
Akukho nokungabaza ngingowakho kunaphakade (There is no hesitation, I’m will be yours forever)

Ngibonga ngaloluthando 
Ongiphalona… (I’m grateful for the love you give)
Ngibonga nangenhlonipho…
ongibonisa yona (Grateful for the respect you show)
Ngibonga negama lakho (Grateful for your name)
Ongipha lona (That you’ve given me)
Ngingowakho
Kuzekube ngunaphakade… (I am yours for all eternity)

(Source: http://www.reverbnation.com/misslira)

BUY: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lira/id215133347