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it controls you-
it puts you in your place-
when you move it's subtle so you don't make mistakes-
it steers you- if you can't understand- something unknown might trigger your hatespan-
it finds you- all alone then it blinds you- the mind is playing tricks i know you think i'm right behind you-
i'm not- but i got- your attention didn't i- changed your perception of soundwaves feel the fear inside my written rhymes- deal with it-
impossible obstacles require lots of gull-
so stop the bullshitting letting everybody pull you in 50 different directions- your a mess man- take that risk man- life's a bitch (damn)
paranoia when ya walk up the block- you don't talk to the cops why it's not like you sell rocks you just feel like you got a lot to lose- well the systems not here to help dude it's here to bruise- choose if you dare- i see that you scared- sh!t me too- but the deuce in the air is what i strive for a crew that truly cares- is not gonna fool me with some stares look at me in the eyes with no disguise and share- take a breath of fresh air- how does a dragon slayer feel in a dragons layer-
that's why i say prayers and it's rare that i share- my ways of getting fit for whatever- be prepared- better off dead never that death is promised- fuck what they said don't let it fuck with your conscience- fight or flight- do what's right- at the time- no regrets common sense shouldn't be hard to find- bravery kills mental slavery- that's the way to be but don't take it from me- pave your own path and see for yourself so you need no self-help-
obliterate how you felt i put that gun back on that shelf- that was my cue to remain cool (cool)- it's all in the news but i got nothing to prove- now i could move right now and i'd adjust nicely- even if the scene is intense and enticing- no phobias just souly floating at my own speed keeping balance- between giving and greed- i might leave- and take the lead we- really aren't exactly sure of what we can achieve- cause we haven't seen the outcome of that fork in the trail how come- your not a psychic- so just set sail- hit me on the nextell we'll debate the cons and pros- but keep your soul in check- i will not be controlled- by fear- it's not inside my ear this year i'm switching gears in addition to the peers i toast with and share beers- it's the host with the flows that resembles spears (why?) cause one line will get my point across- i'm sharp like shears cut the paper up divide it evenly- business is simple when we're on the same frequency- of course i want cash but everything ain't green to me- yeah he drives a benz but everything ain't what it seems to be- easily is not how it's accessed- when you live your life right- without a devilish accent- you attract it- eventually- your gonna have it so sit back and manage the balance.

Recorded @ Studio Live
beat constructed by The Cratez


from Unearthed Gems, track released January 15, 2017


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Raw Proof Nashville, Tennessee

Raw Proof has emerged from the flames as a man in the world but not of it, a Hip-Hop historian who lives in the community but claims no clique. He congregates with preachers, politicians, and the poverty-stricken, while always speaking for, not at, the common man. ... more

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