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Lyricism Is Alive And Well

by Kiña del Mar

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1.
Shine 02:18
SHINE I been keeping quiet I been doing shit in private I been chilling on my island I been keeping down my mileage I ain't fucking with nobody I'm just beaming like I'm Scotty I'm an on-time goddess for my Peoples like I'm Dottie I ain't got nothing to prove I'm just staying in my groove Rocking rap and soul legends in the home of the blues Keep it poppin with my pen for the love, not the views You can take it or leave it baby That ain't my choice to choose Cause I be focused on my own I be working from my home In the garden like a gnome I be reaping what I sewn By myself, but not alone Navigating the unknown Give my all each and every time I rock a microphone Cause I know who I AM It needs no validation Yeah, I got my mind on track and now I'm pulling out the station with a clear train of thought Affirmation in rotation I choose courage over fear Wrote this as a souvenir for every single year I spent struggling and striving Now I'm finally arriving Self-love got me thriving I be deep diving into the waves of my mind Water flowing up my spine With a fire serpentine Bold, italic, underline each and every single rhyme I treat rap with respect cause the Word is divine Going hard just in case this is my last lifetime Baby I was born a star and so I might as well shine
2.
My Ego 02:45
MY EGO I got a big ego, Such a huge ego But you love this big ego (Never too much) I talk like this cause I can back it up I can back it up while you push it forward Have an atheist screaming thank you lawd Missing out on me Something you can’t afford Yes, I’m a lot of work but I’m the reward, and I’m cool and cute Intelligent to boot Type of lady wear lingerie under a business suit Cause I handle my business from the boardroom to the bedroom Pull up in my white truck I need extra legroom Vroom, vroom Missy with no misdemeanors Got no dirt on my name and my nose is even cleaner Keep that dope out my veins Still the dopest one in my lane I’m the one, I been on it Got it honest, so I flaunt it It’s my ego, just me and my ego We cause a ruckus wherever we go (Never too much) I talk like this cause I can back it up Now some folks will have you thinking that having an ego is a bad thing But by definition, ego simply means I, my sense of self, my self esteem And you gone need a lotta that to make it in this world You can believe that So that’s why every chance I get I cultivate, I elevate, I celebrate My mind, my glow, My life, my soul My light, my flow Me and my ego One mind, one whole One spirit, unshakable And our magic unfolds out of one love, unbreakable
3.
DOING TOO MUCH So what it is sis, what’s up? Girl I think you doing a little too much Can’t let that mane have you out here caught up When he barely even keep in touch Block his number and don’t call Get yo girls and go kick it at the mall Never let a man make ya chin fall Make sure that he worth it before you give your all Smh girl, you doing the most Keeping track of all his moves, liking every post Dick got you seasick He been rocking the boat Now you in the deep end and you forgot how to float While he standing by the moat looking for his next ride Just another undercover he can come inside Why you all up in his DM Asking can you see him If he don’t wanna be saved Gone and free him No regard for your heart Tell that mane to kick rocks Take the L, lesson learned Just another hard knock Never lose who you are Tryna be something you not I hold onto me with everything I got So what it is sis, what’s up? Girl I think we do a little too much Can’t let these dudes have us out here caught up When they barely even keep in touch Block his number and don’t call Get yo girls and go kick it at the mall Never let a man make yo chin fall Make sure that he worth it Before you give your all I was looking for love He was looking for lust I was trying to build He was trying to bust Told him two could play the game but he called my bluff Tried to settle for less But it was never enough So now I only share my energy if he feeling me I know where we stand Ain’t no mystery He say he wanna see just what we could be Hit my phone up just because he missing me I’ll never let another lame between my thighs I used to try and compromise but now a sista realize I’m the prize, a good love giver Reserving my lovin For a man who can deliver He make my heart quiver He make my leg shake He make my earth quake Mentally stimulate No games to be played Only plans to be made Execute em like a boss Mane we out here getting paid Got that finger licking good Ima give him what he crave He can hang with del Mar Cause a brother make waves (I know you talk it Baby, baby can you walk it?) So what it is, sis? Whats up? I said what it is, sis? What’s up? Girl Can’t let these dudes have us out here Caught up, tore up Waiting on them to show up Girl it’s time for us to glow up
4.
ON MY OWN PAYROLL These cats out here talking bout They’ll give you a purse for some pussy Mane if you don’t get yo....really Bruh! I ain’t hoeing for no handbag (Dig that) This Yoni never had a price tag (Dig that) I pay for my own jet lag (How?) Digging up my own gold On my own payroll I ain’t hoeing for no handbag (Dig that) This Yoni never had a price tag (Dig that) I’m just being honest I ain’t gotta brag (Why?) I’m digging up my own gold On my own payroll Fully grown, got my own Best believe that nobody Can tell me how to move, what to do with my body Fucking for the pleasure Not a means to yo ends So I take my own Ls And I earn my own wins Get your cash how you like, sis I ain’t here to judge But I make my own bag And I hold it like a grudge To these dudes acting rude Fuck you and yo attitude (Outta be crowning me, crowning me) I ain’t here for you to use I think you got the game confused I ain’t hoeing for no handbag (Dig that) This Yoni never had a price tag (Dig that) I pay for my own jet lag (How?) Digging up my own gold On my own payroll I ain’t hoeing for no handbag (Dig that) This Yoni never had a price tag (Dig that) I’m just being honest, I ain’t gotta brag (Why?) I’m digging up my own gold (Where dem dollaz at) On my own payroll (Where dem dollaz at) My daddy put me on game Won’t take a dime from a lame I’m my own claim to fame So you can keep yo last name Fiery like a flame The blaze is too big to tame Yeah, I’m too hot to handle Leave yo ego in shambles Built up my confidence Now I got dollars and sense Rep both sides of my city That’s that hood elegance They be trying to fund ya Turn around, try to run ya Mane best run me my check Don’t wanna bring Pat up out the projects I been real since the genesis Fear, the only nemesis I stepped up and stepped out started so I’m gone finish this With or without ya Can’t be worried bout who doubt ya Hustle hard for my business Let the world be my witness I ain’t hoeing for no handbag (Dig that) This Yoni never had a price tag (Dig that) I’m just being honest I ain’t gotta brag (Why?) I’m digging up my own gold On my own payroll So I ain’t hoeing for no handbag (Dig that) This Yoni never had a price tag (I can dig that) Yeah, I’m a little sweet with a lotta swag Digging up my own gold, gold, gold, gold I ain’t going I ain’t hoeing I ain’t going I get that paper cause I’m a money maker (x2)
5.
SUPER EARLY I wake up in the morning super early Get that paper cause I’m a money maker I wake up in the morning, super early Get that paper cause I’m a money maker I hop up out the bed Turn my swag on I look myself in the mirror I say what’s up Yeah, we getting money Uh huh Yeah, it's cozy in this bed but this bread keep on calling me Wanna get ahead and I know It’s gone take all of me Hustle hard, hit the hay Pray I get that deep sleep Wake up early next morning, Hit the floor and press repeat Ever since I was a little child I never had a limit Not even the sky I’m back in the groove no stopping me I’m out here fulfilling prophecy We study the ones who paved the way Excellence is my legacy I wake up in the morning, super early Get that paper cause I’m a money maker I wake up in the morning, super early Get that paper cause I’m a money maker I hop up out the bed Turn my swag on I look myself in the mirror I say what’s up Yeah, we getting money. Uh huh (Teety Blue) I’m a go getter I’m a bread winner I be hustling from January to December I’m gone ball forever Investing my cheddar Well paid, self-made I can do whatever (Da Ladie) Can’t talk about getting money without Da Ladie (You can’t) I been the bag, get it without hesitation Money make me feel good Also make me calm Wanna be a part of my world Get you some Got my own, baby Got my own money (Jay Daskreet) Early birdie on it Up and cracking at the crack of dawn Still going long after dark and the sun gone Money maker making money make a million moves for me I get up like morning wood so that mean while you sleep Wake up and start the day Super Early In the morning I... Rising each day Acknowledging God within That part of me that continues to be and has always been
6.
IT AIN"T OVER FOR ME My life, my life I keep hustling (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep flowing (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep hustling (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep flowing (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me naw) All my life they told me Play it safely Stay inside the box Make my dreams plan B Foolish philosophy I followed religiously Till the walls closed in It got hard to breathe So many people out here slowly suffocating How can you help me if you’re hyperventilating Counting down the days like we serving time A beautiful world I’ve been trying to find My life, my life I keep hustling (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep flowing (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep hustling (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep flowing (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me naw) People told me Can’t get no sleep Work your fingers to the bone Just to compete Foolish philosophy I followed religiously Till my body told me You killing me softly For the glory, for the freedom, for the wealth What good to gain the world if you lose your health? Excess to impress somebody else I’d be better off being good to myself Ooh, what’s behind the facade? Why people worship money like it’s God Running through the days Like we running outta time A beautiful world We’ve been dying to find My life, my life I keep hustling (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep flowing (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep hustling (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me) My life, my life I keep flowing (Cause it ain’t over for me It ain’t over for me naw) I done seen a few tragedies Folks cope with different strategies I done fell apart a few times I done used a few lifelines Jaded heart and crowded mind Drown out the noise with white wine Free myself from these confines That’s the challenge of a lifetime My life, my life yeah My life, my life yeah My life, my life yeah My life, my life, my life, my life My life, my life yeah My life, my life yeah My life, my life yeah My life, my life, my life, my life In the sunshine Everybody loves the sunshine Not the rain, not the rain, not the rain, not the rain but the Everybody, everybody, everybody Everybody loves the sunshine My life, my life, my life, my life Everybody loves the sunshine Thankful for the sunshine in my life My life, my life, my life, my life My life, my life
7.
Salute 02:42
SALUTE I salute myself Yeah, I’m the one May not know it now, but by the time I’m done You gone feel me You gone feel me I salute myself Yeah you the one And you gone feel me (Sometimes you gotta let folks feel you) It take more than something tight To treat that man right Caught his eye with my vibe Now he keep me in his sights I’m a prism to the light I’m the beauty from the blight Wanna be my biggest fan He bump every bar I write Every word that I recite Seem to whet his appetite Eat me up like soul food And he loving every bite If my pride intimidate ya Then you reallyain’t my type If you feel at ease around me Then I just might change yo life Ain’t too many who can handle Can’t too many hold a candle Every obstacle encountered Overcome it or dismantle Now I’m taking up the mantle of the legends legend that I channel Lyricism is a passion So I’m aiming for the panel Of the lyrical elite Gone and put that on repeat Showing up my competition With my catalog, I compete I work wonders with these words Like my pen a magic wand Cause I know my destination Infinity and beyond And I won’t rest till I can rest in the Pantheon Bless the shoulders of the soldiers I’m standing on Defying gravity like it’s the moon that I’m landing on It ain’t been easy here lately I’m in the arena daring greatly Taking a chance on myself Tryna do right even when life go left, I (Open up my heart) Open up my heart (Dig down into my soul) Dig down into my soul Converse with the creator And put it all in a song I salute myself Yeah I’m the one You may not know it now, but By the time I’m done You gone feel me You gone feel me I salute myself Yeah I’m the one You may not know it now, but By the time I’m done You gone feel me You gone feel me I’m the one

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I was trying to find the right words to describe this mixtape, but I'll just let it speak for itself.

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released November 11, 2021

Lyrics: Kiña del Mar (Except where noted)
Vocals & Vocal Arrangements: Kiña del Mar
Additional Vocals: Azra Nawal, Da Ladie, Jay Daskreet, & Christopher Bonner
Mixing & Mastering (Track 1): Skinna Mane
Mixing & Mastering (Tracks 2-7): IMAKEMADBEATS

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Singer/songwriter from Memphis, TN, where the blues meets Rock, fuses with Pop, and gives birth to the Jazzy Soul of Hip-Hop.

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