Steps To The Peak

by Cee & Dr. MaD

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REMERCIEMENTS

Cee

To the Universe: Thank you for bringing MaD and I together for this project, for bringing my girl and I to Montreal, and for giving me the opportunity to keep making music, even after a decade of doing this. Eternally grateful. To Dr. MaD: Bro thank you for reaching out. One kind gesture now has turned into a dope ass project. It’s been amazing working with you homie, we got a classic on our hands. Let’s do this shit again. C’est vraiment bon. To Tiffany Alexis: My lady, my life partner, my best friend and my soulmate; none of this would have been possible without you. Nobody (aside from my parents) has ever supported me unconditionally like you have, and I truly couldn’t have taken things this far if you hadn’t. I love you more than life itself, and it’s my turn next year. <3 To Notion: My brother, my homie, my partner. Thank you for making this move with me, and believing in The Fam, even when shit got hectic. You did an amazing job making this project sound the best it could, as usual. Let’s fucking do this shit, son. To Mum and Dad: You guys lost your two sons to the other side of the world, yet you’ve been nothing but supportive. You guys have helped us survive over here when things got super rough, and I can’t thank you enough. All I want is to make you guys proud. Love you both. To my HHK Fam: Sickest bunch of cunts in the city. Thank you for introducing Tiff and I to Montreal real proper-like. I’m psyched to see how this business pans out. Respect. To everyone I’ve ever worked with: Thank you for shaping me into the artist I am today. If it wasn’t for the talented people I was blessed to learn from and be inspired by, I’d have given this shit up years ago. To the supporters: Yo I can’t thank y’all enough for watching the videos, copping the music, coming to the shows, grabbing the merch, etc. Without y’all, there’s not much point doing this. Thank you for believing. To the Quebec/Canadian Governments: Please let me stay. I love this country; it’s where I belong. I’ll be good. Promise. Peace!

Dr. MaD

D’abord au tout puissant Créateur qui, malgré la bêtise humaine, a créée un monde parfaitement harmonieux où chacun gagne à trouver le sens de sa valeureuse existence. Ma profonde gratitude à ceux qui sont avec le Docteur depuis le premier jour, depuis les ‘People Tapes’. Vous êtes la motivation première. À Craig: J’ai beaucoup appris par ce projet. J’ai rarement rencontré de gens aussi determinés et bosseurs comme toi. C’est un véritable plaisir. Il ne peut t’arriver que de bonnes choses. Mes salutations les plus respectueuses à Grey, Jo, Jay-L : je l’ai toujours dit que s’il fallait que je parte en tournée comme Hendrix, c’est hors de question que ça soit sans vous. À ma mère, deux choses que je ne peux oublier : tous ces sacrifices qui ont fait ce que je suis aujourd’hui, et tout ce bel héritage musical que tu m’as transmis. Lou Piensa, le Teacher, tu sais que j’en serai pas où j’en suis sans toi. Même chose pour beaucoup de jeunes que tu as influencé de manière + que positive. Respect pour tout le travail que tu as accompli depuis. Let’s go to Brazil now!!! Vox Sambou, le Wise Man, merci pour ta sagesse qui me ramène toujours bien vite sur le droit chemin quand ça ne va pas.

Mon affection sincère envers le BasedGod MusoNi. THANK YOU BASED GOD!!!!!!! Merci d’avoir introduit cette philosophie ALAIZ dans mon âme, ça n’a fait de moi qu’une meilleure personne. On retournera en Afrique un beau jour. Aiaiaiaiaiaiaiiiight!!! (Je salue au passage tous les adeptes du musonisme sur Terre).

.N U F F - RESPECT (en parfait désordre) à:

Aïsha, Borey (T’es libre pour une tiass?), Henri Chi-Rithy (this guy kicks your a$$ on Street Fighter), ST, Liam, Fruits (TTT!), Nox, Heath Cliff, Paul, Megiapa, Haja, Chibi, VNCE, Green Hypnotic, High-Klassified, Da-P, J.u.D., Smooth Silver, Fritz, Rami.B, Nora, Elaquent, Monk.E, Mus Vic, Kaytranada, Cozy, Wayne, Waahli, Brovkin, Benji, Robin Hood, Dave, Phil Sparkz, Pipo (lil’ sumsum…..?), Tommy Kruise, MF Gold, Mark The Magnanimous, Sev Dee, Vlooper, Alaclair High, Markings (C’est vraiment bon.), Chris RT, Jai Nitai, Joe Kay, Aphyliated, Hakeem, les 2 Raph ;], Emrical, Sheldon, Rose+[P6], McFly, Fillang (mecton!), Bow-Tie-Willie, Walla.P, Think Twice, K-Rim, Momo….. ça y est j’suis essoufflé. Si j’vous ai oublié c’est k’chui un gros connard.

Salutations pour leur travail distingué : Saine Scène, ArtBeat, NBS Studio + MDJ team, Nomadic Massive, Payz Play, Dead Obies, Booty Bakery, et tous ceux qui ont fait fructifié à leur manière cette petite scène Montré-Alaiz.

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released 13 September 2013

Cee & Dr. MaD – Steps To The Peak

All songs were recorded by Cee at Studio de l’Ascension, Montreal, Canada, with the exception of Notion’s verse on ‘Another Day’, which was recorded by Notion at Ill-Note Studios, Toronto, Canada; Green Hypnotic’s verse on ‘Don’t You Know’, which was recorded by Prince Green at Da C.O.A.S.T. Records Studios, Montreal, Canada; and Richeus’s vocals on ‘Dear Life, which were recorded by Hugo Roberge at AC Studios, Montreal, Canada.

All tracks produced by Dr. MaD. All tracks written by Cee and Dr. MaD, except where noted. Additional keys on ‘When The Chips Are Down’ by Marlon Kroll (dannyilluminati). All tracks were mixed and mastered by Notion at Ill-Note Studios, Toronto, Canada.

Cee and Notion appear courtesy of The Movement Fam. Dr. MaD appears courtesy of ALAIZ.

All photography by Brandon Johnston. www.brandonjohnstonphoto.com

Cover art and illustration by Liam Meilleur. www.liamliamliam.com

Track list and credits:

1. Hello Montreal
(M. Saoula)
2. I Know
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula)
3. Dear Life ft. Richeus
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula, J. Richeus)
4. When The Chips Are Down
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula, M. Kroll)
5. Another Day ft. Notion & Nox
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula, B. Thorn. P. Augustin)
6. New Routine ft. D-Shade
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula, J. Phillips)
7. Don’t You Know ft. Green Hypnotic
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula, F-O. Oray)
8. #CVB
(C. Thorn, M. Saoula)

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Track Name: I Know
[Verse 1: Cee]
Yeah, man I know that y'all been waiting on it,
Soulful zone out tunes and y'all escaping on it,
High roller, no smoking, I've been vaping on it,
And y'all appreciate the music coz we staying honest,
Yo the flow ice cold and so I'm skating on it,
So legit, there ain't a homie who be hating on it,
514, I be learning les Québéconics,
So multilingual motherfuckers stay debating on it,
The LP, them Indie joints had got ya aching for it,
So me and MaD hitting ya with creative raw shit,
And we ain't really have the time to be placating pundits,
So fuck a trend, we doin' us, and never chasing comets,
The time is now, Notion, no delaying on it,
TMF, we finna win, I'm putting paper on it,
Next move, big time, and dog we playing corporate,
So we can represent the city like we fuckin' bought it

[Hook: Cee]
Yeah, and I know that y'all be feelin' right,
Yeah and I know the energy is live,
Yeah and you know we positively vibe,
Soon the name be up in lights, homie so you know it's I

I, and I know the crowd is keeping hype,
Yeah and I know that I be seeing dimes,
Yeah and you know this Aussie kid can rhyme,
Canada will know in time, homie now you know it's I

[Verse 2: Cee]
I, ça va, my MTLiens?
I rep Le Plateau, find me in my skinny jeans,
And we just tryina hit the summer with the realest shit,
Je suis à l'aise with my Alaiz Fam, we in this bitch,
Ah, and y'all can call me Cee the Immigrant,
But when I get my fuckin' papers son, we celebrating,
So for now, under the table's where I get my bread,
And still I'm on a fuckin' mission to a million beers,
Yeah, I been hittin' y'all with soul for years,
The homie MaD brought it back to me like something serious,
And for us the focus was never getting rich,
But at least I'm finna live off of the things I spit,
Dog, and yo the age is now Aquarius,
The cycle coming back around, the negative has dipped,
And we just feeding y'all the opposite of weak,
If you see me homie, stop me in the street coz the kid legit

[Hook: Cee]
Yeah, and I know that y'all be feelin' right,
Yeah and I know the energy is live,
Yeah and you know we positively vibe,
Soon the name be up in lights, homie so you know it's I

I, and I know the crowd is keeping hype,
Yeah and I know that I be seeing dimes,
Yeah and you know this Aussie kid can rhyme,
Canada will know in time, homie now you know it's I
Track Name: Dear Life ft. Richeus
[Verse 1: Cee]
Dear life, it's been a hell of a ride,
And over 32 years, you getting iller with time,
Unpredictable but still I'm sticking with you to find,
All the truth within the beauty and to which you define,
And it is you who be inspiring, the music, the writing,
My muse in the night and, the proof we alive man,
I choose to recite and to move with the light and,
The youth needing guidance, it's true, we provide that,
I look back from the position that I'm standing in,
I see a vision of a kid who missing confidence,
It took a love of Hip Hop to really gimme that,
And then I realised that it was in me 'fore the music did,
Yeah, and yo I'm grateful for my folks though,
With two sons dipping to the north, they support,
And I'm proud to be they seed so believe that it's on though,
The dream never fading so we moving 'til we make it,
'Til we make it, at least our definition of it,
All we wanting is our passion and we living off it,
I met my soulmate so homie, we living gorgeous,
Though this the hard times, it's cool because we pushing forward,
I'm learning happiness subjective and temporary,
And never do a thing unless you caring and it's scary,
And you can change the whole world with your mind,
Yo I'm breathing and I'm loved, Merci, dear life, come on

[Bridge: Cee & Richeus]
Dear life, you know I'm indebted,
I'm just tryina see my name up on the bill like a President,
So heaven sent, oh this is it,
One chance, one life so we livin' it

Dear life, you know I'm indebted,
I'm just tryina see my name up on the bill like a President,
So heaven sent,
[Richeus] Coz me only have one life, one chance fi live and so yo me livin' it
[Cee] oh this is it, one chance, one life so I'm livin' it

[Hook: Richeus]
Dear life, my dear wife,
You give meaning to all that I write,
From beginning to the end of time,
So if you are the opportunity, the world is mine
And I'll say, what the lady say,
Got no time to count no sheep today, eh ay, eh ay,
How can I let you get away?

[Verse 2: Richeus]
Can't let you get away, single opportunity,
To get a closer to my inevitable destiny,
I told you I wanna be more than I was meant to be,
You tell me everything is a process eventually,
Eventually? You gotta be kidding me!
By the way, I'm talking to the Mother Being,
The Goddess of all Everything, Everything,
My first Mother, she's L-I-F-E,
So dear life, I'm giving you my life,
And I will treat you right, so please recieve me like,
Nourishment to feed you, the Mother Nature type,
And manifest the greatest opportunities tonight,
Opportunities to make me see the light,
I grab my confidence by the wings and take flight,
So the world stage never create no stage fright,
Raggamuffin only cravin' what success taste like

[Bridge: Cee & Richeus]
Dear life, you know I'm indebted,
I'm just tryina see my name up on the bill like a President,
So heaven sent, oh this is it,
One chance, one life so we livin' it

Dear life, you know I'm indebted,
I'm just tryina see my name up on the bill like a President,
So heaven sent,
[Richeus] Coz me only have one life, one chance fi live and so yo me livin' it
[Cee] oh this is it, one chance, one life so I'm livin' it

[Hook: Richeus]
Dear life, my dear wife,
You give meaning to all that I write,
From beginning to the end of time,
So if you are the opportunity, the world is mine
And I'll say, what the lady say,
Got no time to count no sheep today, eh ay, eh ay,
How can I let you get away?

[Outro: Richeus]
Track Name: When The Chips Are Down
[Verse 1: Cee]
Yo, yo if somebody had told me as a kid that I'd be standing in the snow,
In Montreal with my girl, writing rhymes on my phone,
32 and with a dream that be arriving in the fall,
Homie, I'd have laughed it right on off,
But yo I'm smiling now, coz even when the chips have been down,
I never fretted, I just sweated all the rhetoric out,
And that's a lie, I was buggin' hard,
Every little setback had me stressing like I ain't doing my fucking job,
See, the music is the only thing I truly want,
And I believe that I can do it so I'm going hard,
I left my family to follow my heart,
And it's the hardest thing I ever fuckin' did, word is born,
But yo I'm lucky coz my brother with me,
He understand and dog he right here in the struggle with me,
That's my man, and time is limited, we hustle quickly,
So every time the chips is down, we take the lesson and we vibe to fix it, so listen yeah

[Hook: Cee]
When the
(When the chips are down)
Yeah, you gettin' right back up,
(When the chips are down)
Yeah, Mahdi, uh, let's go, ah!
(When the chips are down)
Yeah
(When the chips are down)

[Verse 2: Cee]
Uh, OK, you know you got a passion when the fuckin' downs,
Occurring more than things is up but still you stick around,
It never mattered that the chances that we had was fat,
We gotta try coz if we don't, we gotta live with that,
And back home, they'd love to tell us,
We gotta change the way that we spitting so we could sell it,
We told em 'eat a dick' and made our art some of the realest,
And now we out in Canada and fuckin' with the majors,
Yeah, but there was times I nearly threw it in,
Actually in Toronto, I let it go a bit,
I was tired as fuck, sick of rhyming and wasting time promoting,
It didn't last long, bitch it ain't a joke ting,
So I'm learning how to master my shit,
My lady taught me how to keep all my emotions in check,
And through the music I'm expressing every part of my being,
Though times is rough but that's a part of it, believe 'til I see it, I'm fiendin' yeah

[Hook: Cee]
When the
(When the chips are down)
Yeah, you gettin' right back up, man
(When the chips are down)
Montreal, what's good?
(When the chips are down)
Uh uh, yeah
(When the chips are down)

[Verse 3: Cee]
Uh, and even though I was born on an island,
I never really felt at home back in my land,
I'm kinda different, see I roamed on a flight path,
And realised that up north where I belong, damn,
So we did the shit, plus we figured why stay when the love there,
But we never thought to stay'd be a prob, yeah,
So what the motherfuck's the Commonwealth for?
Yo I been working, I was almost on the honour roll, boy,
And yo I thought I knew what stress was, homie I'm messed up,
Only way to cope was drink beer and ingest bud,
But my lady had a plan,
T-Dot had been real, but MTL is where the papers be at,
We spending thousands on a French class,
Steady building with the scene, and make a case so I be staying in Quebec man,
This really home so how the fuck they finna lock me out?
They try to push me but they never gonna knock me down, who finna stop me now?

[Hook: Cee]
When the
(When the chips are down)
Yeah yeah, you gettin' right back up, yo
(When the chips are down)
Uh uh, come on
(When the chips are down)
T-Dot, what's crackin'? Yeah, listen
(When the chips are down)

[Verse 4: Cee]
Eh yo the system tried to stop me man,
Coz it's created in a way to make us slaves again,
They found a way to keep us dumb and never questioning,
Coz how the fuck are you explaining the Kardashians,
But I'm sayin', this is serious, the people awakening,
We hit a new age so it's changing the state we in,
We gotta keep the energy positive, arrêt with the politics,
Crash the debt and jet from all the heavenly scholarships,
It ain't conspiracy, it's documented fact,
We losing freedoms so it's time we fuckin' get em back,
In '03, my boy showed me David Icke on disc,
And homie I ain't never looked back since,
See the truth is important,
There may be bliss in ignorance, that's the raw end,
We need to know just who we are, we got the god in us,
So when you feeling down, look inside and raise up in your own image, so dig it
Track Name: Another Day ft. Notion & Nox
[Hook: Cee]
Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Man my team, we only bet on sure things so the bucks on us, it's like

Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Yo we only really rolling with the best and so the props is trust, it's like

[Verse 1: Cee]
Now my name ain't buzzin' yet,
MaD help me with that shit,
Big Cee, yeah we in this bitch,
TMF never left but we moving coz the limits wasn't limitless,
Yeah as a kid, I was shy as fuck,
Now I'm here, I'm the flyest cunt,
With the tunes that be live and what,
MTL finna feel it, we deliver with a fire and watch,
Got you into it, piqued your interest,
Real soul so I'm speaking to your inner chest,
We still here so truthfully we remaining blessed,
And dog, now the love is hitting fever pitch,
And all I'm thinking is persistence paid off,
We running out the gate and never slowing from take off,
We fuckin' the hate off, the deck had the ace gone,
So me and Notion had to break north, until they know

[Hook: Cee]
Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Man my team, we only bet on sure things so the bucks on us, it's like

Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Yo we only really rolling with the best and so the props is trust, it's like

[Verse 2: Notion]
Yo, yo I know we ain't made it yet, yup,
But dog its been a hell of a ride,
It's one of those moments that you pull yourself to the side,
It's like, provided all my struggles, man I'm loving my life,
From the fans I truly love the respect,
From the boss man, I'm never really loving my cheque, so no stress,
I just hop up on the MegaBus to MTL to connect,
Got my Mac, got my Kush, and so I'm ready to jet, it's like,
Look up, the weather here is beautiful,
The vision looking clearer dog, more than usual,
Nosh, Cee, Movement Fam, yo we more than dope,
In life the more you get wrong, then the more you'll know,
So if you learned a lesson there, then the more you grow,
It's real talk on some wise man shit,
You can tell by the way I hold myself and my dick,
I'm Melbourne's ambassador, moved out to Canada,
Oz hatin' on me, no! Why would they be mad at us, dog?
Why would they be mad at us, dog?
Why would they be mad at us, dog?

[Verse 3: Nox]
Uh, another day another dollar, two cents from this scholar,
Two sets want you honored, true vets know the carnage,
N-o-x, soul stressed, cause effects like I'm karma,
Booth flex, ruthless, too blessed, got the power,
Uh, welfare for 12 years,
Best believe I didn't rock the fly gear,
That in fact couldn't match impact from mom's teachings,
Raised in the 9 at times your soul steered,
So clear, we was 9 and robbed our own peers,
Lost like a low pass tryin' to find treble,
Rebels in our own minds tryin' to survive ghetto,
Fear intertwined with "Fuck this low level!"
Chrome metal never gripped, "Just get to class, nigga!"
"You not meant for this shit, tell your mom 'Hello'"
Mellowed to the melo-dies of rap fellows,
Settle - Another day , another era, nigga

[Hook: Cee]
Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Man my team, we only bet on sure things so the bucks on us, it's like

Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Yo we only really rolling with the best and so the props is trust, it's like

Just another day but it's not to us,
We gotta keep the options up,
Opportunities to rock ya, what,
Man my team, we only bet on sure things so the bucks on us, it's like

Just another day but it's not to us
Track Name: New Routine ft. D-Shade
[Intro: D-Shade]
Yeah son, ah yeah we doin' it again
Yeah, Big Shade and Cee, like we doin' it for TV, yeah

[Verse 1: D-Shade]
What it do fam? Woke up feeling like a new man,
'Bout to bring fresh produce straight to your fruit stand,
Hit the booth, speak the truth to the youth man,
Might gotta son 'em like when Vader cut off Luke's hand,
Birds go stupid for some booze and a few grand,
Hotel rooms, couple Qs of that Subban,
Shout out to my man that used to hustle out his cube van,
Says life's better now, got a few moves planned,
Cool, man! I wish you all the best,
Don't get caught up in the mess, keep them haters off the steps,
I'm fresh, like ink in a money press,
Not havin' no money is what gettin' Money stressed,
Get paid what you're worth, accept nothin' less,
Look at how they test you when you get a little success,
I admit it would suck less,
If I was sittin' on a million in Brazil watchin' the sun set

[Bridge]
[Cee] How you feel, homes?
[D-Shade] Yeah I feel good
[D-Shade] How you livin', dog?
[Cee] Yeah I'm still hood
[Cee] On the grind, still
[D-Shade] Bruh, I feel you
[D-Shade] That's real talk
[Cee & D-Shade] Keep pushing, 'til we get through

[D-Shade] How you feel, homes?
[Cee] Yeah I feel good
[Cee] How you livin', dog?
[D-Shade] Yeah I'm still hood
[D-Shade] On the grind, still
[Cee] Bruh, I feel you
[Cee] That's real talk, homeboy
[Cee & D-Shade] Keep pushing, 'til we get through

[Hook]
[Cee]
We don't work just for perks and some new things,
We pushing music to you, tryina make your mood swing,
'Bout to step game up, new routine,
Welcome to the city, let me show you how we do things

[D-Shade]
We don't work just for perks and some new things,
We pushing music to you, tryina make your mood swing,
'Bout to step game up, new routine,
Welcome to the city, let me show you how we do things

[Verse 2: Cee]
What it does y'all? I done come forth,
On my grand hustle homie, tryina set the buzz off,
With a plan to get the fuckin' east coast raw,
Making it impossible to front up on the young boy,
Ah, and only now that I have persevered,
I see the beauty in the grind that I done engineered,
Shit is moving forward
It's kinda slow, but I'm witnessing the growth and something's better than not at all,
Yeah, Mr. Tri-City Representer,
MEL, T-Dot, MTL connected,
I just wanna build together so we moving units,
The funny thing is it'll take a foreigner to do it,
Yo we fucking with pioneers, we higher here,
Dipping from a system where the shit ain't even kinda fair,
So y'all are finna see us shinin' like a diamond glare,
Sign on the horizon that it's time and dog we never scared, yeah

[Hook]
[D-Shade]
We don't work just for perks and some new things,
We pushing music to you, tryina make your mood swing,
'Bout to step game up, new routine,
Welcome to the city, let me show you how we do things

[Cee]
We don't work just for perks and some new things,
We pushing music to you, tryina make your mood swing,
'Bout to step game up, new routine,
Welcome to the city, let me show you how we do things

[Bridge]
[Cee] How you feel, homes?
[D-Shade] Yeah I feel good
[D-Shade] How you livin', dog?
[Cee] Yeah I'm still hood
[Cee] On the grind, still
[D-Shade] Bruh, I feel you
[D-Shade] That's real talk
[Cee & D-Shade] Keep pushing, 'til we get through

[D-Shade] How you feel, homes?
[Cee] Yeah I feel good
[Cee] How you livin', dog?
[D-Shade] Yeah I'm still hood
[D-Shade] On the grind, still
[Cee] Bruh, I feel you
[Cee] That's real talk, homeboy
[Cee & D-Shade] Keep pushing, 'til we get through
Track Name: Don't You Know ft. Green Hypnotic
[Intro: Cee]
Uh, yeah, it's Big Cee, with MaD and Prince Green, yeah
TMF bitch! Let's get it

[Verse 1: Cee]
Ah but don't you know, I came a long way to be here,
30,000 feet above seas yeah, a visa and a dream with,
A team who never speak shit, we saying it, you seeing it,
Me? Dog I'm eating but there's goals that I ain't reach yet,
Yeah, and I've been striving forth with a driving force,
Boring nights and a normal life, that's something I ain't have an option for,
I've had this feeling since I was a kid,
That I have been destined for something great and this music shit, it be paving the way,
And man it's working now, and damn they turning out,
And this shit is for everyone who ever told me 'Turn it down'
I think that proving everybody wrong,
Is giving me a similar buzz to what is does when I pen a song,
That's kinda crazy, right?,
Whatever, fuck it, man the only way to make it is persistence and the tunes is tight,
And now I'm seeing how the hustle paying off,
It's a struggle but it's worth it when the Movement going north, what's good?

[Hook: Cee]
Nah I wasn't aware,
And that ain't even an excuse this year, I'm screamin' (don't you know),
Yeah, you needin' knowledge, we got it,
Though I'm rappin' for profit, we got love so there's heart in the sonics it's like

Dog I'm staying aware,
There's a message in the music here, I'm sayin' (don't you know),
Yeah, you needin' product, we got it,
Hear the truth in your pocket, we stays real, no avoiding the topic, it's like

[Verse 2: Cee]
Yeah, yeah and don't you know, we came a long way to be here,
A couple hundred thousand odd years and still we treated like we sheep and,
Man it's kinda our fault, we let 'em do it to us,
Centralise the power, that is the few is movin',
The system is flawed, capitalism packin' the prisons,
While hemp is illegal, we dying with Prozac in our system,
And GMOs be in our homes,
Coz Monsanto owning patents to the seeds they clone,
Yo organic ain't affordable, they killing us slow,
So we forced to eat the poison that we get in store,
Be aware, that's the hardest part,
The information that we having ain't reflecting the reality, so fuck is up?
Yeah, and we was taught to never question shit,
And half my friends, they think I'm crazy just for saying this,
But something don't add up,
And I can feel it in my soul that shit is wrong, so the time's on us, it's like

[Hook: Cee]
Nah I wasn't aware,
And that ain't even an excuse this year, I'm screamin' (don't you know),
Yeah, you needin' knowledge, we got it,
Though I'm rappin' for profit, we got love so there's heart in the sonics it's like

Dog I'm staying aware,
There's a message in the music here, I'm sayin' (don't you know),
Yeah, you needin' product, we got it,
Hear the truth in your pocket, we stays real, no avoiding the topic, it's like

[Verse 3: Green Hypnotic]
Don't you know, Prince Green been puttin' work for years,
Wasn't for me, a lot of y'all wouldn't have careers,
No arrogance, I'm just being modest round here,
These rappers are frontin', don't be so naïve around here,
I'ma tell you what a G told me,
Make sure to keep it a milli and stay low key,
Never mix biz with homies, keep it M-O-E,
No comfort zone, that's how you get fooled my G,
I was, raised in the church, influenced by the street life,
Papa was an asshole, I had to live my own life,
Analyzing rappers, I wanted to live the fast life,
Skipped my 9 to 5 and decided to write,
My own reality, I always been a visionary,
The plans the same, making history with my own story,
Sheesh, don't you know,
Went from being the underdog to the prince of my city, what's the dealio?

[Hook: Cee]
Nah I wasn't aware,
And that ain't even an excuse this year, I'm screamin' (don't you know),
Yeah, you needin' knowledge, we got it,
Though I'm rappin' for profit, we got love so there's heart in the sonics it's like

Dog I'm staying aware,
There's a message in the music here, I'm sayin' (don't you know),
Yeah, you needin' product, we got it,
Hear the truth in your pocket, we stays real, no avoiding the topic, it's like
Track Name: #CVB
[Intro: Dr. MaD]

[Verse 1]
[Dr. MaD]
Le soul-jazz m’amène la paix refrè,
Si c’était à refaire, y’a que le refrain que je changerai,
J’ai médité sur la question, conclusion, la voici,
Yo Cee!
[Cee] What it does?
Oubli Shakespeare et puis écoute ceci

[Cee]
What's good? Ça va, homie? Man this city stay confusing, kid,
On the STM it's 'bienvenue', pas 'de rien',
Folks is hungry so 'la bouffe' on the menu,
Laughing coz 'devoir' be the burden when you in school

[Dr. MaD]
Ah langue de Molière, un fleuve de mots qui ne datent pas d’hier,
Voici venu le moment de mettre à l’épreuve la grammaire,
Ma mère disait souvent que sa mère n’a pas fait l’école,
Ce qui ne la pas empêché d’apprendre très vite l’espagnole

[Cee]
OK so many vowel sounds, accents and compounds,
Add the Québécois joualle and dog, I'm out, wow,
Man the curse words is coming from church words,
Oui de tabarnak de calice, the shit I learned first

[Hook: Cee & Dr. MaD]
Shit we ain't finna lead y'all on,
All we sayin' is the joint c'est vraiment bon, uh

Shit we ain't finna lead y'all on,
All we sayin' is the joint c'est vraiment bon

[Bridge]
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon

[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon

[Verse 2]
[Dr. MaD]
Pour ceux qui se placent dans le jazz pour déposer des flows nases à gogo,
Matte cette emprise accidentelle du microphone,
D’un allophone, qui par pur fun, perfectionne,
La moindre rime puis t’la marmonne comme personne

[Cee]
Je dis 'Bonjour' quand j'entre dans le magasin,
I'm finding if I try, then les gens sont gentil and they smiling back,
But then they talking so fast and dog I can't understand,
So I'm snatching my bags and dippin' to class

[Dr. MaD]
Pardon, par moment j’confonds les sons de votre jargon,
Plus rien que je n'peux faire pour ne pas avoir l'air d'un p'ti con,
Si j’pouvais, mon Larousse de Poche, j’le garderai tout proche,
Pour parfaire mon approche avec les meufs,
Et m’éviter une sacoche

[Cee]
When I wanna speak French man, they switch it on me,
And when I'm not in the mood, it's like they English foreign territory,
Right MaD?
[Dr. MaD] Quoi?
Yo we hardly done,
Hashtag CVB, bruh, it's all I know

[Hook: Cee & Dr. MaD]
Shit we ain't finna lead y'all on,
All we sayin' is the joint c'est vraiment bon, uh

Shit we ain't finna lead y'all on,
All we sayin' is the joint c'est vraiment bon

[Bridge]
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon

[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon
[Dr. MaD] C'est vraiment bon
[Cee] C'est vraiment bon