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about

When you see 9000 on a product, it usually implies that it is the ultimate version of something. This record is the ultimate version of the yes yes yalls. We created and recorded and processed it entirely independently, in bedrooms and kitchens and bathrooms in a part of new jersey that you never knew existed.

We named the tracks numerically to subconsciously reinforce that this is a not just a collection of songs, but a complete album. When you hear 5000, you know it's track 5 in the sequence.

We have tailored this record for many situations: for you to have a dance party in the kitchen while cleaning the house, for other people to hear leaking out your headphones at the gym, for road trips, graduation parties, and homework. It's a concept album based on a car we used to drive around in. We mixed it to sound its best in a car. Make sure whatever you do, roll down the windows and rock the beats LOUD.

enjoy.

credits

released 22 May 2012

Lyrics and Voices: Shameless Plug, TwoName, Mary Niewola, John Blake.
Executive Producer: TwoName
Additional Production: Greg Barbone, Ryan Gilligan, IMAKEMADBEATS
Musicians: TwoName Jenkins, Greg Barbone, Ryan Gilligan, Amy Jenkins, Ben Bounce, IMAKEMADBEATS, Jeff Foote, Chuck Hammer, DJ Paul Nyce

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Track Name: 1000 (feat. IMAKEMADBEATS)
i was facebook friends
with a couple of my favorite rappers
til they deleted me
for pluggin in their statuses
i'd send an inbox like
"yo i didn't mean no harm
just take a look at my name
yo don't be mad at this"
some would write back
shoutout to sage francis
but most would just view it
as a healthy distrust
man i could write a thousand page pamphlet
on why bein underground sucks

is it too much to ask
you to come to my shows and pay for
what i put my soul into and pray for?
support me and i'll make more
and i ain't talkin bout money
i'm still talkin bout the music dummy
what's funny?
maybe it should be
yo let's add a laugh track
drama becomes comedy
commonly laughed at
flip it all over and past that
i'm upside-down
with a pair of jeans on my head
an asshat
(audience laughs)
see what i mean?
it's a brave new world
brave new boys
brave new girls
this is ours for the takin
it's time to get up out
of these little bars and basements
and march toward amazement
march with a unified purpose
cos everybody marchin
in a different direction?
less than worthless
i got a set of nails
for this little spot right here
but need some help
with the rest of the surface
it ain't no stretch to say
that i deserve this
or even to say that it's my purpose
(ya heard this?)
let's make it happen once and for all
pack this little hall so tight
we shoot straight through the back wall
c'mon

(Chorus)
ain't been away for long
but still it seems that enough has transpired
that it's worth discussin
can't stay away for long
i guess it means that it's just about time
gotta think of somethin
ain't gonna fall for the traps that are laid
i believe i can lead us
to a greener pasture
i made this all
out of all that i made
yo it's all that i need
but the need is faster

i'd say that if you don't know me by now
you'll never know me
but i'm optimistic
and think that's just baloney
so loan me your ears
show me your tears
if you're feelin all lonely
and nobody cares
cos me?
i never shied away from bein that dude
got a sleeve on my heart
his whole arm is tattooed
i can't afford the surgery
to get it removed
sometimes they're just words to me
sometimes they're clues
it's a puzzle
i've been piecin all together for some time now
this one time
i never found the energy to wind down
i'm fine now
thanks for the concern
been one long windin road
and i'm givin thanks for what i've learned
but i'll bank a hard right at the next turn
i'm sure
when the sunlight is makin my neck burn
i run for the door
but this time i'm gonna stare straight at it
watch closely
it's magic
and you can have it

(Chorus)
ain't been away for long
but still it seems that enough has transpired
that it's worth discussin
can't stay away for long
i guess it means that it's just about time
gotta think of somethin
ain't gonna fall for the traps that are laid
i believe i can lead us
to a greener pasture
i made this all
out of all that i made
yo it's all that i need
but the need is faster
Track Name: 2000
i wanna take you away from this
wanna leave just you and me
forget the things i'm complacent with
think of the things i'll replace em with
i wanna give you a shootin star
make a wish for somewhere that's ours
baby don't lose faith in me
i swear to god just wait and see
oh i never wanted to be good so bad
i just want you to believe it
quit talkin and let you see it
oh i never wanna lose just what we have
it took some time for me to see
what is right in front of me

(Chorus)
i know you worry bout the things i do
and just what it is that i can give to you
so i'm in a hurry to make a change
take on the world and take the reins
before it all goes down in flames
let's keep the picture in the frame

i never want you to think of me
the way you have been recently
so not to lose what i got in you
i gotta do what i gotta do
this ain't the end
this is just the start
you know i love you with all my heart
and i know that you feel the same
so never go and i'll shield the rain
oh i never claimed to be a perfect man
but i know i could be better
concentrate on this instead of
all the lies that i tell myself are worth a damn
i may be blind but i can see
what is right in front of me

(Chorus)
i know you worry bout the things i do
and just what it is that i can give to you
so i'm in a hurry to make a change
take on the world and take the reins
before it all goes down in flames
let's keep the picture in the frame
(x2)

if i could learn how to walk
before tryin to fly
i'd prolly have an easier time
of climbin the sky
tryna get high
but doin nothin but just standin still
i think i'm movin up
when i'm just standin still
until i change a lot of my ways
and what i do with my days
i'm still gonna have this crowd of haze around me
so i'ma dance to it like it's the new craze
see what happens
at the end of this maze that's around me
or over me
man whatever it is
and damn whatever it is
that doesn't fit the plan
that i'm bettin it is
i'm better than this
it's time i prove that
throw this old sweaty mess away
and get a new hat
i've said it before
but this time i think it's for real
yo i can tell it by the way that it feels
so baby listen now
we can be the toast of the town
we can laugh about how we used to frown
stick around please

(Chorus)
i know you worry bout the things i do
and just what it is that i can give to you
so i'm in a hurry to make a change
take on the world and take the reins
before it all goes down in flames
let's keep the picture in the frame
Track Name: 3000
shoulda went ahead
and fixed it all a long time ago
coulda been ahead
and screamin at the pack vamanos
woulda coulda shoulda
but i never move
all i do is say i'm gonna do it
need some better shoes
i could be a star
shinin brighter than the ones in the sky
but you never see the back
just the front and the side
it's the ones that'll hide you need to find
the ones that'll fly that need to dive
it's a one track mind
keeps my head floatin around
and draggin my body along
half of my body is gone
what's left is wrong
wanna see the right side
cos i can't stand the bright side
only time i'm ever fine at all is nighttime
i might find what i look for
if i actually take the time to look
study up
what's the book for?
if it's just one long verse
what's the hook for?
been on the burner way too long
to need to cook more

(Chorus)
wheels turnin
ain't movin
fuel's burnin
fate's stupid
i wasn't meant to be stuck
this wasn't meant to be
(x2)

if i let you in you ain't gonna like it
it's not a nice place
got a match?
better strike it
it's dark
hell is like this
hell i might just stay
i'm used to it
hell i might just take the fuse to it
light it up
wind it up
pull it back
let it move fast
let it cruise
put my foot on the dash
could only ask
for a thousand and one more things
but if i could only ask for one
it would be for one more swing
there's no autotune in baseball
it's either find the right pitch yourself
or head taste wall
plates fall down if they spin too long
bodies floatin down a muddy river
better get your swimsuit on
there's no lifeguard
so fight hard against the current
even if it just seems
like the past is reoccurin
you can try swim it
but there ain't no future in it
it only takes you back to the beginnin

(Chorus)
wheels turnin
ain't movin
fuel's burnin
fate's stupid
i wasn't meant to be stuck
this wasn't meant to be
(x2)
Track Name: 4000 (feat. John Blake)
(Shameless Plug)
hey
that's fine
i guess i haven't done enough to show you why
it's time
that you pay attention to my design
since i ain't had no luck with goin wide
it's crime
but i'm still tryin

hard to start
there's so much left to do around the yard
and this part
is where you pay attention to your heart
this card
just add it to your hand now do it
to better understand the music
ain't no need to bluff
we're bettin large

okay
i only wanna be part of your day
so i wait
but i feel this levee is about to break
and it's late
we only got a bit of light
i'll settle for a bit of night
what i'm tryin to say is that...

(Chorus)
it's time
it's fine
i just want a little of your time
i'll pine
please just let me be part of your time
no lines
i'm goin out my mind just waitin
show me that i'm not mistaken
please just let me be part of your time

(Q-Tip) "J-JOHN BLAKE"

(John Blake)
i ain’t askin
i’m more demandin
more hand to hand
versus understandin
you don’t like it fine
i don’t like it either
still doin fine
wit girls that look like eva
longoria or mendes
i’m spittin local
while the music goin global
pass me the pollo
stayin on the humble
my eyes see the mumbles
not rashard mendenhall
you know
with a fumble
huh
ready to rumble
unable to stumble
take a stab at me please
like that’s really gon phase me
i been thru it all
been to the wall
no bulldozers or wrecking balls
involved dawg
the flow ain’t arrogant
more like aggregate
congratulations to all those
yo
the graduates
who got the pages with the layouts?
yeah we found a way out
where’s the check
time to get the pay out

(Shameless Plug)
hey
let's go
i'm standin in the rain outside the show
and it's cold
but you don't care a thing
you hit the road
i know
you didn't see me standin there
but you don't see me anywhere
that's kinda what i mean now

yo
you think you got me figured out
i would think again cos i'm bigger now
somethin you can't just got rid of now
try to get a grip but it slithers out
let it roam and wander
don't chase it
you can try to hit it
but you ain't gonna break it
i already hit it all the time
and it don't do a thing

(Chorus)
i think it's time
it's fine
i just want a little of your time
i'll pine
please just let me be part of your time
no lines
i'm goin out my mind just waitin
show me that i'm not mistaken
please just let me be part of your time
it's fine
i just want a little of your time
i'll pine
please just let me be part of your time
no lines
i'm goin out my mind just waitin
show me that i'm not mistaken
please just let me be part of your time
please just let me be part of your time
please just let me be part of your time
please just let me be part of your time
Track Name: 5000
(Chorus)
slow down girl
you're drivin just a little too fast
pull over
pull over
(x2)

(Shameless Plug)
simple sunday drive
just to be outside
i watch your speed
while you pay it no mind
why don't you ease up?
girl take your time

(Chorus)
slow down girl
you're drivin just a little too fast
pull over
pull over
(x2)

(TwoName)
sirens in the air
you don't even care
no need for speed
we ain't goin nowhere
why don't you ease up
girl just get there

(Chorus)
slow down girl
you're drivin just a little too fast
pull over
pull over
(x2)

(Shameless Plug)
slow down girl
you're killin em
you fillin em with octane
but we got enough
we already gassed up
(oh the last one?)
i don't even wanna talk about it
it got so big
you couldn't even stand to walk around it
i'm more confounded with the idea
that everything has gotta be done
right now and right here
i might fear what i don't get
but i'm pretty sure i understand
the gas on the right
break's on the left
based on the steps
it's a dance even i can do
when you're out of breath
it's an example of what not to do
i'm watchin you
but my eyes can't keep up
you see the dial spinnin round and round
but you speed up
i need luck
panickin
i'm reachin for the belt now
i'm headed fast into a complete meltdown
just be yourself now
we can get older
girl lemme slow the car down
pull over

(Chorus)
slow down girl
you're drivin just a little too fast
pull over
pull over
(x8)
Track Name: 6000 (feat. Jeff Foote)
my mind is a kite
with no string
that swings
so no matter what it is
i see the whole thing
panoramic
i get the view from all around
i look at every single thing
but the ground
my town is a changin location
i'm always on the move
so my life is like its own vacation
i should buy a t-shirt wherever i go
maybe a hat
and some magnets
a couple sweatshirts for the snow
i'll let ya know when i land
i'll send you the address
put everything i own in a bag
the bag stretched
til it just couldn't stretch no more
had to start a second
i got some more to throw in
i'll start in a second
let's start erectin whole cities in our dreams
ariadne
see if we can live outside our means
even badly
whatever it takes
give chase
find a faultline to stand on whenever it quakes

(Chorus)
i'll squeeze everything i can
out of the sky until it's gone
this sunset would be a lot more beautiful
if i wasn't so cold
so cold
cos nothin ever really says goodbye
until it's gone
and this roof here
would be a lot more useful
if it wasn't so old
so old

i'm friends with the moon
i wax when it wanes
when the sun catches fire
we pull back from the flames
we slumber together
til the light starts to end
then we make our own fire
the moon is my friend
we go for little walks
sometimes we hold hands
we'll still know each other
when i'm an old man
he's older than me
but he'll still be alive
it's cold with a breeze outside
perfect weather to fly
there's no traffic
or radio static
no bad motorist habits
it's all fantastic
plastic wrap around my brand new wings
i'd cut it off
but i love brand new things
and the feel of em
yo the wind's peelin em back
like it's stealin em
but i keep stealin em back
i like a little give and take with the sky
it's a game
and we play it every day it doesn't rain

(Chorus)
i'll squeeze everything i can
out of the sky until it's gone
this sunset would be a lot more beautiful
if i wasn't so cold
so cold
cos nothin ever really says goodbye
until it's gone
and this roof here
would be a lot more useful
if it wasn't so old
so old
(x2)

(Jeff Foote)

there's a section of my brain
that can still feel pain
not only feels it
but it likes it
can't see an old match
without wantin to strike it
despite this i'm fine
though i still spend some time
in that part of my mind
i can't help it
ignorin emotion would just be selfish
when i'm feelin colder than ice
i try to melt it
even though it's dangerous
to live in the past
you'll never get to the next
til you accept the last
so first thing's first
when the purse strings burst
the words spill onto the page
and the verse seems cursed
it's got a mind of its own
it's similar to mine
with nobody in the cockpit
the plane's still flyin
for cryin out loud
i spill my guts to the crowd
like i pulled a knife out
stuck it in
and dug it around
it's one hell of a performance piece
you can't stomach it?
neither can i
ha ha ha

(Jeff Foote)
Track Name: 7000 (feat. Chuck Hammer)
waitin for sunrise
wadin in your eyes
takin my slow time
makin it worth mine
all mine

seein you risin
always surprisin
leavin
we're climbin
look down
you're flyin

you shouldn't really spend today
thinkin bout tomorrow
you could use a friend today
hit me with your sorrow
there's gotta be a better way
a better road to follow
but you won't see it anyway
a bitter pill you've swallowed
you should take advantage of
a chance to let your hair down
you can take the bandage off
and let it get some air now
a simple understandin's what we need
it isn't fair how
i'm the only one standin up
won't you take my hand now?
Track Name: 8000 (feat. Mary Niewola)
(Shameless Plug)
ladies and gentlemen of the jury
if i may
i'ma only take a couple short minutes of your day
but i got a case to plead
so please bear with me
but i can't take the lead
when she's there with me
forgive me
if i sound a little sensitive at times
but between the set changes
and rememberin the lines
i just don't know
if i can play the role anymore
she's turnin into someone i don't know anymore
and it's turnin me too
put a tourniquet around it
but it popped
was turnin it around
but it dropped
when it fell to the floor
and it smashed into pieces
we glued it together
but you still see the creases
it's only a matter of time
'fore the little lines
turn to big ones and split again
then it just begins again
you can see my predicament
and i don't know what else to do but vent
thanks for listenin

(Chorus)
she got me all up in it
and i'm tired of playin her games
she takes my love for granted
and i'm outta here if things don't change
(x2)

(Mary Niewola)
boy
i got a little bit to say
boy
you better not walk away
how
can you say it's only me?
when you
know it takes two to play
don't forget what kept bringin you back
the romance that
opposites attract
we may be permanently
caught in a vortex

(Bridge)
she got me all up in it
and i'm tired of playin her games
she takes my love for granted
and i'm outta here if things don't change
(x2)

(Chorus)
she got me all up in it
and i'm tired of playin her games
she takes my love for granted
and i'm outta here if things don't change
(x2)
Track Name: 9000 (feat. Ben Bounce)
(Chorus)
we can make it happen
if you're willin to try
put aside everything
but what you're feelin inside
get set
we in effect
are you feelin it yet?
are you feelin it yet?
you know you're feelin it
bet
you wanna
download it
maybe even pay for it
take it home
marry it
save the date for it
get on the set
are you feelin it yet?
are you feelin it yet
you know you're feelin it
bet

(TwoName)
i see you walkin round here every day
so i figured i would just say hi
we both seem to go the same way
so i thought i would give it a try
a couple weeks passed
and i tried it again
the same time in the very same place
you're lookin at me
like you've never seen me before
it's like you don't even remember my face

(Shameless Plug)
a few months later
here we stand again
and still you pay me no mind
so now i follow you around
in your everyday life
i'm even dressin more like your type
hopin you might catch a glimpse
of what you might just see
if you just give me a try
i know all your favorite songs
you play when you're alone
and i can sing along if you like
lemme sing along

(Chorus)
we can make it happen
if you're willin to try
put aside everything
but what you're feelin inside
get set
we in effect
are you feelin it yet?
are you feelin it yet?
you know you're feelin it
bet
you wanna
download it
maybe even pay for it
take it home
marry it
save the date for it
get on the set
are you feelin it yet?
are you feelin it yet
you know you're feelin it
bet

(Bridge)
oh won't you please just look my way
(x4)

(Chorus)
we can make it happen
if you're willin to try
put aside everything
but what you're feelin inside
get set
we in effect
are you feelin it yet?
are you feelin it yet?
you know you're feelin it
bet
you wanna
download it
maybe even pay for it
take it home
marry it
save the date for it
get on the set
are you feelin it yet?
are you feelin it yet
you know you're feelin it
bet
(x2)