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Free My Mind (Purgation)

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[Verse – Dave]
Christened David Kenneth no baptism, the product
Of my father’s ambition, hustle hard to the finish
And I’m playing to win no kidding bid whist
Bidding five uptown for the kiddy and I’m one suited
Five to the crown and I’m hitting like a jump shooter
This is my art and I’m Sun Tzu, this is my ark
Nigga one, two, Noah of the flow-ers not Hov
I don’t do what they wan do, I float
From open to end joe, lo and behold
These niggas open and end quote my style until they choke
Though it ain’t about the swagger, I’d rather they have had it
And lost than to never have mattered at all, so
I find myself at a crossroads, be mad at em
For having ambition to pass my past
Or have at em consider em competition and surpass
Give em twenty six miles, I outlast
Defending my crown, come out fast, outcast in my wonder years
Eighties baby, babied by my momma never shed a tear
Had to make it here for that, never felt fear
Til they said my pops probably wouldn’t see another year
And I ain’t really feel the rain til it down poured
Momma praying for another miracle in South Shore
Thus I gotta make it, put my niggas in the Shore Club
South Shore Social on vacay --- sure nuff

[Hook – Sample]
I gotta free my mind – As a matter of fact
I gotta free my mind – We aint going out like that
I gotta free my mind – We got the power to stay
I gotta free my mind – Other rappers they went slip-sliding away

[Verse – Chris]
Ayo I fantasize like what if I aint have to worry bout
The way the world is going, rent checks steady coming
Doors to all my goals swung open, counting all the foreclosures
Something telling me Obama aint the only one hoping
Lets keep it all in focus, the hood is like an opus
Nah, moreso a chain gang banging fantasia
Throwing sets and colors flagrant, False flaggers violated
Roll the dice, six eight ‘em, beat the odds I made it
Plus I figure, since I made it try and change it
Put the odds in favor, lets start with education
Yeah, brothers and folks out the Chi is stressed
How many cop degrees coming out the CPS?
Check. I can’t call it like 976
And yes, it was written like Nas ever since
My moms missed her cycle I was destined for this
So I guess I’ll just be easy ain’t no reason to stress [I gotta]

[Hook]

credits

from WORK, released June 30, 2009
(C. Butler, D. Giles)
Published by South Shore Social Club Music
Recorded & Mixed by Zacharias Wise at Depth Charge Studios, Alexandria, VA
“Free My Mind 09” interpolates “Elevation (Free My Mind)” by The B.U.M.S.

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The Paxtons Brooklyn, New York

In an industry where perception routinely trumps reality, it’s easy to confuse instantaneous buzz with enduring success. Deriving their name from the block on the south side of Chicago where they were born and raised, The Paxtons strive to create timeless, genre-bending music that innovates without regard to the latest trends. ... more

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