Say No More - produced by Dub Sonata | Lyrics

Pro:
This is The Aztext third album, you might remember
they dropped The Sacred Document in ‘07 November,
that record was cool, but this record is better
the beats bang and some concepts are clever
this groups got heart and has shown mad promise
as they’ve grown from a novice to a notable artist
but to be totally honest, even though they sound polished
there’s some flaws to they bars, and some whole in their project
vermont’s got no scene, except the mountains thats green
so how the hell you gonna tell me it could breed real MCs
and to believe there are problems in suburbia? please!
I guess it’s hard to chose between Denny’s and Friendly’s ||
As far as flow, all of the Learic’s are Pro
it’s obvious as kids they listened the classics on cassettes
grabbed tips, and ran with it as fast as they could
developed styles that I love with an image that’s …. good?

LEARIC: Though I do think they’re dope and this new record has hope
I have to say this group has room for growth
For example, these days who’s even checkin’ you?
The few fans you do have that respect your crew?
Question two: How much props are The Aztext due?
The rest of that thought I’ll save for the next review
They did themselves a favor collabin' with Craig G
Maybe he taught the AZT a thing or three
Let’s see, they graduated past the sophomore jinx
But ask what any out-of-state hip-hop store thinks
Actually these guys could really stir up some crowds (How?)
If the title of their next single was Syrup & Cows (wow)
I can’t take rappers from states with low crime rates
This is so even though Learic & Pro rhyme great
I’ll give it a 9…8…nah, 7.6
9 1/2 for skills but a 6 for living in the sticks

INTERVIEW VERSE:

Interviewer: So what’s it like being a rap group from Vermont?
LEARIC: Same as anywhere else, is that the answer you want?
‘Cause I thought hip-hop was about perspective
If it’s not, tell me and we can change directives

Interviewer: Fair enough, I guess you probably hear that a lot
Let’s talk beats. How’d you link with the producers you got?
LEARIC: I’ll field this. We’ve known E-Train & TouchPhonics
Since we were little Essex Hornets with no rap personas
And XPL? Well, his beats speak for themselves
So when he hit us through e-mail, we was ready to build
PRO: And I’ve known Dub for at least a decade
And always been hype off the beats that he made

Interviewer: OK, that’s it for beats, but what about collabos?
Any insight into how you grabbed those?
LEARIC: Well, Memms, he’s been down since It’s True
An easy choice, you’ve heard his voice, wouldn’t you pick him, too?
With Wombaticus Rex, we’ll always connect
‘Cause there’s a shared intellect and a mutual respect
PRO: And Skilltester Stabbone goes back to ‘06
When Jupiter laced us with that No Love shit
And Craig G? All props go to Nastee
He asked Craig to hook it up and they boys so that’s peace

Interviewer: Is it true you haven’t done a show in a year?
PRO: Actually we did two last month. Were you there?

Interviewer: As for out-of-state shows, you doing any of those?
LEARIC: That question’s really connected to our cash flow
No budget to speak of, but if it pays
We’d drive for days to grace the stage of any damn place

Interviewer: That’s it for my questions. You got any for me?
LEARIC: No, questions are overrated, it’s all on the CD

Without You - produced by Dub Sonata | Lyrics

LEARIC:
What would a verse be without someone to hear it?
Without a listener to analyze every lyric
Who would you be making it for?
What would a beat be if it didn’t cause someone to break on the floor?
As a sophomore, knew every word to Kick in the Door
Now I’m an MC straight spittin' it raw without a flaw
If a cat memorized what had come out my jaw
And he kicked it like it’s something that he thought up before
Why should I criticize what he bites if he got inspired by what I write?
That’s all right, glad to give him something
Take it and run, he’s making it fun
What I say helped him become something over the drum
The support that we get from the heads that be checking us
Is what keeps us continuing with a forward momentum
And I’m referring to the people globally who listen when we’re speaking poetry
Without you, there’s no MC’s

Pro:
Why the hell I stay awake paintin' words to breaks?
I burn my days / dazed / trying to turn the page
stay searchin each surface for the perfect phrase
to birth a crazed / gaze / from a wordless face
Man, why rehearse ways to emerge on stage
for that 30 minute scrutiny with nerves ablaze?
the inner workings of my person / dispersed in ways
some either love it or they hate still my worth’s appraised
Yea I do it, buy some new music and cruise to it
find a favorite track / loop it / and write a review to it
I’m a student / search for inspiration to consume with
and teach on the side to perpetuate the movement //
You can’t phase us / that’s the illusion —>
but we strive for improvement / so booin' is soothin'
I found a notebook to write the truth in ||
without you listenin' i wouldn’t even do this.

Learn to Talk | Produced by E Train with Lyrics

LEARN TO TALK

Growin’ up a half American / Canadian kid
I never knew home sweet home / it’s just the way that it is
Thinking in French / speakin’ English / and playin’ with kids
Who did the opposite / didn’t know what they were sayin’ and shit
I’d spit a rhyme and hear / “vous etes hot en crises”
I could reminisce forever son / but not on this
Movin’ from MTL to VT / was anything but easy
From drinking to the Green Mountain State / where the Trees be
Instead of hangin’ with sleezy / cats who would tease me
I took the bus every weekend / cause my city could please me
Maybe I owe Grey hound / for the tracks I lay down
Cause I came back / with too much excitement to stay down
Once I knew my way ’round (Vermont)/ like, the side streets too
I met up with my crew / called 5 3 2
They were my dawgs but left me lonely when it came down to rhyming
But I met Subliminal Messages in due timin’
Learic kept me on my grind like an assignment
While Framework displayed / how I could bring my style in
Before I knew it vibin’ / was all that I was tryin’
Went from CRA-Z to Prolific / to Pro, with no Brian
I Never knew myself / just kept on multiplyin
But all of us were climbin’ / up the same rock ledge
To move crowds / stay poundin’ / and rock heads
I’ve always known / that stress couldn’t stop this
From stutterin’ to polished / luke warm to blazin’
I came a long way in both talent and location
You better recognize all my determination
So I’ll see you at the top / cause I’m done being patient