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Vintage Babies

Tracklist

1. Live, Love, Shine (Intro) buy track
2. I Got A Feeling buy track
3. Runaway buy track
4. Miracle buy track
5. Never Bring Me Down Skit buy track
6. Never Bring Me Down buy track
7. Do Your Own Thing (Feat. Sir Irvin Washington) buy track
8. Just Being Honest (Feat. Raquel "Ra" Brown) buy track
9. Not Ready Yet
10. Never Lie To You feat. Common
11. Pimp Down
12. Work In Progress feat. Elena Pinderhughes
13. Sandra Bland (Interlude)
14. Say My Name
15. Shine Your Light
16. Good Fight
17. Live Love Shine feat. Malik Yusef

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About Album

Vintage Babies is the title of the collaborative album and supergroup created by Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and MC, Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh and producer, Dj, and musical director Dj Dummy The Genius collectively known as The Vintage Babies. The Vintage Babies’ album consists of 17 soul and hip-hop headbangers and features musical greats like Grammy & Oscar award winning Common, as well as some incredible songwriting and vocal help from Top Dawg’s own SIR, Malik Yusef, and Baltimore’s Rose Gold from the Polly seeds.

Vintage Babies is a Revival of the Soul, Funk, & Gospel sounds that Hip-hop was founded on. The aim of Vintage Babies is to celebrate the resilience and power of the human spirit through the utilization of the soulful sounds that have gotten us through difficult times in our history and will surely continue to do so for years to come. Vintage Babies will pull on an array of emotional strings sending you into lucid euphoric dance states in one moment then transition you into deep thought provoking storytelling about the state of humanity in the next moment with a little comic relief in between.

Artist: The Vintage Babies
Label: Independent
Release Date: 31-8-2017
Genres: Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B, Soul
People: DJ Dummy, Maimouna Youssef

Available Lyrics

I Got A Feeling

Wherever the groove goes
I got to follow
I’m glued to the rhythm like you to the bottle
Souls grow hollow/ seeking survival
Running from their rival/ the fear of tomorrow/time
Give me a minute
Imma get up in it
Stretch my legs/pivot/ make it drop like a ribbit
I heard the man want his project backs
Well I’m good with that
Think I’m bout ready to jet set

Cuz I got a feeling (Yes Lord)
It’s hunting season (Yes Lord)
Betta run for your freedom (Yes Lord)
Stomping like a heathen
Dancing and a grieving
Heat rising to the ceiling
Til the paint get to peeling
Til this pain that I’m feeling
Getting down Lord
Getting down Lord
Get me down Lord
Getting down Lord

Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

Verse2:
Na na na na na
So call it a feeling or say that it’s healing
Lose yourself give it all the way to the spirit
Feeling up the bass, make her wind up her waist
Throw her head back like she alone in the place
Fingers tingling
Baby you’re jingling
Getting free tonight
Ain’t worried ‘bout mingling
Just you and the groove tonight
The music’s getting me through the night
Heyyyy

Cuz I got a feeling (Yes Lord)
It’s hunting season (Yes Lord)
Betta run for your freedom (Yes Lord)
Stomping like a heathen
Dancing and a grieving
Heat rising to the ceiling
Til the paint get to peeling
Til this pain that I’m feeling
Going down Lord (3x’s)
Getting down Lord (4x’s)

Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

Higher, take me higher Lord, fill me, fill me up

Runaway

Oooooo
She’s calling you out on the floor
Oooooo
Show her what you know
Oooooo
She’s calling you out on the floor
Oooooo

There’s something special about this place
Something about your face
Ancient attraction / I feel it taking over me
Why you standing so far / come fill my curiosity
Excitement of the unknown / come on baby trust me

Trust the ocean, letting go
No more fear, lose control
Rides the waves, can you feel the breeze
I feel like I’m dreaming

Keep the motion, getting wet
Moving close, chest to chest
Ride the way, of this fantasy
Come and runaway with me

Runaway with me (Oh)
Runaway with me (Oh)
Runaway with me
Won’t you runaway with me
Runaway with me (Oh)
Runway with me (Runaway with me)
Hey, won’t you runaway with me

Come runaway with me / to a place we can both be free
Your lips so buttery, I quiver with joy when you touch me
Completely exposed I’m ready to go deep
See I surrender to this perfect serenity

Trust the ocean (trust the ocean) letting go (letting go)
No more fear (no more fear) lose control
Rides the waves feel the breeze
I feel like I’m dreaming

Keep the motion (keep the motion) getting wet (getting wet)
Moving close (Oh) chest to chest
ride the way of this fantasy
Come and runaway with me

Runaway with me x 2
(Come runaway, come back, come run away with me)
Runaway with me
(Come runaway, come run back)
Come Runaway with me
Runaway with me
(come run back come runaway with me)
Runway with me x 2
(Come runaway come run back come run away with me)

Ooo ah huh huh Ooo ah huh huh (repeat rhythmically x 16)

Runaway with me x 2
(Come runaway come run back come run away with me)
Runaway with me
(Come runaway come run back)
Come Runaway with me
Runaway with me
(come run back/ come runaway with me)
Runway with me x 2
(Come runaway, come run back, come run away with me)

(She’s calling you on the floor)
Don’t come back come runaway with me
(She’s calling you on the floor)
Come runaway come run back come runaway with me
Oooooo
Don’t come back come runaway with me
Oooooo
Come runaway come run back come runaway with me
Oooooo
(Yo Leroy!)

Never Bring Me Down

I’m tired of you hating ass niggas
Faking like you want to see me win but really trying to do me in
Get under my skin, cuz you resent my confidence
You’d rather see me broken, ‘cuz I ain’t ego stroking
Nah, I’m a brazen heifer
Bad mutha fucka
I grow in the shade
Nigga you created a monster
Fuck what you’re used to
I got that black girl juju
Back water track slaughter
Swagger when I move through

Edges stay fleeky
Sneaker game squeaky
Serving Nefertiti
In that fresh dashiki

You fuck boys jealous of women
I bet you dressing up in my clothes I left in the kitchen
Hate to see me winning,
Scared of my light,
Don’t want to let me shine
I’m the genuine article, I’m a one of a kind
But you love a mediocre bitch
You place her neck to neck with me I swear I’ll choke a bitch
You weak broads make it hard to gain leverage
You’re sucking dicks for deals but I ain’t having none of it
The ground I put them under it
You wouldn’t last a day in my stilettos
Melanin kisses
Genuine thickness
I was made in the ghetto

See Normally I don’t cuss and shit
But you niggas thinking you running shit
And that’s dumb as shit
I ain’t gonna be finished ‘til I’m done with it

I told you I was good for the culture
When I’m winning, we all winning
But you pretending you fucking vulture
Don’t even raise your black fist up
When you see me in the streets don’t even dap me up
You uncle Ruckas mutha fuckas need a Samuel L Jack bitch slap
Yeah I’m talking that Jango
The way we let them thangs go
Don’t want that pie in the sky, I need my cake on my plate
Short me my fries, I’m gonna get out the gate
You stay trying to put me in my place
But I’m already here
A self-aware black woman is your worst fear

Hook:
I don’t have no time for waiting all around for
I don’t really want no, hangers on my rain coat
Please sir, vultures all around
Please sir, why you wanna bring me down

Look at what you made me, God please save me
From mine enemies creeping all around me
Please sir, I can feel them now
Please sir never gonna bring me down

2nd verse:
Now don’t get me wrong
I love my brothers
I give you all your propers
But don’t be mad at me ‘cuz I’m a show stopper
Yeah I’m a jaw dropper
Flyer than a helicopter
Read you like a teleprompter
But I’ll never tell a cop’a

I’m a boss no bitch suffix is necessary
Very hard body like Chevy
I’m colder than January
Hold all of your commentary
Don’t need no more promissories
I told you that you ain’t ready
Lot men can’t deal with women of my caliber
If you can’t control her, fuck her, own her then you mad at her
I walk by smelling like ylang ylang and lavender
But my body is mine sir, go and get a cavalier
Tell me how I’m fucking for what’s already mine,
Shit it I earned it
I worked hard for every gotdamn dime,
Only concerned with
My money being brought on time,
And when the revolution popping off, I’m on front line

Sometimes being a woman is like being black twice
I Gotta scream fire instead of rape
And you tell me act nice
Look pretty
Stay slim
Don’t talk loud
Don’t think
Don’t feel
Don’t act proud
But if I’m at my lowest, how are you 100 percent?
God made women and man for the balance of it
So will the real men please stand up
And defend what God made signing off with love

Hook:
I ain’t have no time for , waiting all around for
I don’t really want no, hangers on my rain coat
Please sir, vultures all around
Please sir, why you wanna bring me down

Look at what you made me, God please save me
From mine enemies creeping all around me
Please sir, I can feel them now, please sir you’re never
Gonna bring me down

And I Know, I know, I know

Licking off shots like, blaaow blaow blaow
We be bustin shots like, blaaow blaow blaow
We be bustin shots like blaaow blaow blaow
Licking off shot like blaaow blaaow blaaow

Say My Name

If I should Die, Tomorrow at the hands of the policeman,
And the paper say
we're going to call it a suicide, would you even question why?
would you shake your head, and say the ain't right,
Or do your best to forget about it,
Please, Please, Please don't forget about me

Ohhhh, Say my name
Say my name
Say My Name
Say my name
Don't forget my name

If I should Die tomorrow
AT the hands of the police Man
And the paper say, we're going to call it a suicide
would you even question why?
Would you believe in my innocence?
would you even come to my defense?
Would you believe in the good Ive done?
Or will my name be smeared and my story unsung?
Will you search for the answers or take what they hand us, Who's going to stand with me
Please Please Please Don't forget about me

Ohhhh, Say my name
Say my name
Say My Name
Say my name
Don't forget my name

Rap:
Even the sun goes down
heroes eventually die
shot with their hands in the sky
your favorite revolutionaries give up and comply
for a house on the hills, white wife, couple mills
I'm last of Mohicans I guess
Fighting for a cause they say is lost but I can't let it rest
Rebellion in the mammrys of my mama's breasts
And I drank til I was drunk, like I was lean off that Crunk.
We living every word that we rapping about
And the struggle it gets hard but we ain't backing out
Nothing is impossible
The word alone says Im Possible
So I'm the race horse that I'm riding for
The audacity of hope
to believe we can succeed when everybody says nope
Well F ya'll
Im different, Descendent of the fittest
reincarnated just so I can handle business
My Name, You know my name, So say my name, Say My Name

Album Reviews

An excellent collection of unfalteringly warm and expressive hip-hop soul cuts that also has a savory protest-music fell to it that neatly ties everything together. Standout pieces include a sunlit, island soul number called “Run Away, a nostalgic rhyme piece called “Work In Progress” that doesn’t shy from recalling bitter memories along with the sweet, the beautifully chill lead single “Shine Your Light“, an electric-poetic sketch called “Never Lie To You” (featuring Chicago rap god Common and a finely chopped sample from Herbie Hancock), and my personal favorite, a sharply honest -and funny – study in crossed signals and catching feelings called “Pimp Down”.

the12block.com

Along the way Maimouna Youssef shows off her soulful and infectious vocal prowess, providing something old school sounding with a refreshing appeal throughout. She showcases her impeccable abilities behind the mic, doing so with some incredible instrumentals to back her up. The project also features the likes of Sir, Irving Washington, Common and more, who add a nice depth to the album in the process. This is certainly nothing to sleep on and definitely worth your time and effort.

stupidDOPE.com