P​.​R​.​O​.​W​.​L.

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1.
Phone RINGS. GATA ANSWERS. GATA: Yes? STALKER: Hello, GATA. GATA: Who’s this? STALKER: You don’t remember me? I’m probably your biggest fan. I saw you at Fashion is art, and at Fashionmusicality, I seent you at BareNaked Bake Sale, and at the Fetish Prom at QXT’s, uhm… GATA: Wait… who is this? STALKER: At Majesty’s Loft, at Insanitea, Newark Con, T-con… GATA: Oh…. STALKER: I even tried to see you when you had your little girl— GATA: ::scoffs:: STALKER:--but security was pretty tight. GATA: Oh, Gah. STALKER: --pretty, pretty tight. GATA: What... the hell. STALKER: That’s a nice shirt you have on, by the way. GATA: Wait, what?! STALKER: I’m looking at you right now. GATA: N-no… STALKER: Yes, I am. Cat ears with purple in them? Hair in a ponytail… you do when you’re working? GATA: (sighs, chuckles) You don’t learn, do you? STALKER: Yeh, I— GATA: Stop. No. You don’t. But… you will. Find him. STALKER: Find me? What do you mean, find me? BIG CAT YOWLS, SNARLS. STALKER: No—no—d’oh—don’t—don’t—ah-- GATA: I told you cornering me was a bad idea. STALKER: Uh—please—please— don’t –don’t girl—c’mon— STALKER SCREAMS like a girl. BIG CAT ROARS. STALKER SCREAMS.
2.
Dance… Seems like the whole world is stressed Stuff to get off their chest It’s a lot gwan on, it’s true Do whatcha must to make it through It’s pandemic , this affliction Gotta try a new position Or gotta find a new addiction To fill that void that something missin’ I’m in need of a sweet release I’m in want of a sense of peace I just need to let all this go I’m not the only one that I know So let’s move like no-one’s watching Let’s think outside the box and Find the source of our joie de vivre Party like it’s new year’s eve Dance… I can see all the tension lift A whole new vibe a whole new shift Music heals all sorta rifts Soothes the pain but only if Mind is open and soul is bare Too wrapped up in the beat to care Feeling good cuz you found your groove Putting bass in that body move Ain’t no drama ain’t no pain Ain’t no reason to keep them chains Free your mind now’s the time Find salvation in that bassline Ready set hearts connect Let’s all wreck the discotheque All that doubt can be relieved Just party like it’s new year’s eve Dance…
3.
03:14
Chant: S-E-N… Sen P-A-I… Pai Too kawaii to live Too sugoi to die S-E-N… Sen P-A-I… Pai Too kawaii to live Too sugoi to die He’s my only number one crush Could I be the one that he loves Did he notice me I dunno Senpai noticed me at hello Every single day I see the gooey in the same place He looks my way and it’s so hard to keep my game face Is he out of my league Could I snag him with ease Hard to tell because we hide ourselves so well But every single day when I see him at the bus stop I flash him the Cheshire and he flashes me a megawatt Does he really see me or was that to be polite it Could be that sometimes we all can run on autopilot And in my dreams I hear him tell me straight up with no fronting When the flush creeps in-in my cheeks I know he’s onto something He say “you sweet like ramune” Kawaii desu ne? He’s my only number one crush Could I be the one that he loves Did he notice me I dunno Senpai noticed me at hello He’s my only number one crush Could I be the one that he loves Did he notice me I dunno Senpai noticed me at hello So any other day we’d-a kept dancing the same dance He’d look my way and we both fall into the same trance Was something in the air Or did he even care Cuz he threw caution out the window With a grin though He said that life was crazy short and that was why There was no point for us to keep on acting shy He said “I just gotta say yer smile it makes my day “I dunno if you noticed you had me at ‘hi’” And then my dreams came alive so quickly it was stunning The blush crept in his cheeks and he was onto something He said “You sweet like ramune” Kawaii desu ne? He’s my only number one crush Could I be the one that he loves Did he notice me I dunno Senpai noticed me at hello He’s my only number one crush Could I be the one that he loves Did he notice me I dunno Senpai noticed me at hello Chant: S-E-N… Sen P-A-I… Pai Too kawaii to live Too sugoi to die S-E-N… Sen P-A-I… Pai Too kawaii to live Too sugoi to die He’s my only number one crush Could I be the one that he loves Did he notice me I dunno Senpai noticed me at hello
4.
Move it to the back to the front to the side Drop down work it all around let it ride Make ya shake it once shake it twice nah slow Bang to tha pussycat flow as we go What I’m gonna do with you get a clue engage foot floor and shoe Getcha back up off the wall cuz the gang be cule and to cause a house quake’s the rule Where be all you foxy chix step out show the room how you workin’ it An’ where be all dem rowdy boys step to lemme hear you make some noise Don’t just stand there jump to tha drum And I promise you a good time if ya come Got the whole place just swingin’ they arms Cuz I’m spankin’ the charisma hittin’ the charm Never a dull pause I keep it goin’ Don’t move it’s your loss look out below an’ I got what you want yeh take a look The swing that I bring take ya right to the hook Move it to the back to the front to the side Drop down work it all around let it ride Make ya shake it once shake it twice nah slow Bang to tha pussycat flow as we go Goro goro goro-goro goro-kei purr stilo lemme freak it Goro goro goro-goro goro-kei purr stilo lemme freak it Go on and lose yer mind control cuz the floor is a madhouse know yer role Ciph formin’ and we travelin’ and we’re going all in till the party end Footwork straight on the ball makin’ folx jump and shake the walls Bass steady knockin’ so heed tha call In a blitz won’t be able to resist at all Don’t stand there let it whip throw a fit Slave to the dip of the beat when it hit And I’m a revelin’ in how you get yer swivel in Gryffindor to yer Slytherin You and me go the room love it I push and you pull and they shove it This groove be so on we make it work In the upper echelon we go berserk Move it to the back to the front to the side Drop down work it all around let it ride Make ya shake it once shake it twice nah slow Bang to tha pussycat flow as we go Goro goro goro-goro goro-kei purr stilo lemme freak it Goro goro goro-goro goro-kei purr stilo lemme freak it Just when ya think I’m done come back to hit ya off with another one Get it done hon lights camera action an event like this is a phenomenon We gonna have a good time tonight Making mics scream with tha rhyme tonight Is it fairy kei cuz I’m feeling so fly Nah purr kei flash em with the cat’s eye Don’t just stand there jump in tha game Promised you a good time if ya came Never it got dull I’m on a roll an’ I’m shakin’ my bottle of coca cola Yawl make it a heat spot loving the cut Soon as the beat drop we mash it up I see you if yawl could shake it it’s shook Tha slaught’ that I brought takes ya back to tha hook Move it to the back to the front to the side Drop down work it all around let it ride Make ya shake it once shake it twice nah slow Bang to tha pussycat flow as we go Goro goro goro-goro goro-kei purr stilo lemme freak it Goro goro goro-goro goro-kei purr stilo lemme freak it Goro goro goro-goro goro kei
5.
(free) 03:13
(original--original--original--original) Is it time to hit tha floor I think so They came back to get some more…so We gonna give it to ‘em hard like brick We gonna feed ‘em till they get so sick They forgot who they was dealin’ with Head to the pillow knocked out legit Late to class still hittin’ that snooze For that they lose—weapons choose See yawl can’t hang like we can hang Yawl don’t bang like we can bang Lost gyals doing dat bangarang Check your mate hun ain’t no thang Cuz I’m coming for your king And I’m coming for your queen And I’m snatching all your things Regicide blocking your swings Yo puedo y tu no Yo puedo y tu no Bring all your troops to the floor An’ I’ll hit back with the crew hardcore Yo puedo y tu no Yo puedo y tu no Gon’ burn you right to yer soul With my kei so original Oh lawd what the hell you doon Das a good way to getcher rep straight ruined Ooh no that’s an attack But you tagged me so I tagged you back Clown my moves but you can’t stop me Down my groove but you nah stop we See you comin’ from dat school of twerk But we comin’ from where they put in work Still nah flow like I can flow Still can’t go like we can go You said two step got three and four That beats your 5-6-7-8 tho’ Cuz I’m pulling out all stops And I’m honin’ all my chops And I’m making all the jaws drop Cop a squat while I make this rock Yo puedo y tu no Yo puedo y tu no Bring all your troops to the floor An’ I’ll hit back with the crew hardcore Yo puedo y tu no Yo puedo y tu no Gon’ burn you right to yer soul With my kei so original (laughs) Really? This broad said that she could beat me with a two step Lemme tell ya something You ain’t ready miss--why don'tcha two step to this Two-step this, hon, two-step this Why don'tcha two-step to this Two-step this, hon, two-step this Why don'tcha two-step to this Two-step this, hon, two-step this Why don'tcha two-step to this Two-step this, hon, two-step this Why don'tcha two-step to this Still can’t hang like we can hang Still can’t bang like we can bang Beat you down with dat bangarang Check and mate hon, ain’t no thang Cuz I’m coming for your queen And I’m coming for your king You think you got this sewn But we’ll knock you offa dem thrones Yo puedo y tu no Yo puedo y tu no Bring all your troops to the floor An’ I’ll hit back with the crew hardcore Yo puedo y tu no Yo puedo y tu no Gon’ burn you right to yer soul With my kei so original (original--original--original--original)
6.
(Hey on yer right) (hey on yer left) (over here on yer right) (over here on yer left) (can’t ig me on yer right) (can’t ig me on yer left) (I’m still on yer right) (I’m still on yer left) Like what you hear or does it seem offensive Some be apprehensive when they trip on gyp intensive The lines were never friendly I need to blur the border Typical for the Brix wayward daughter Folx might find it Lil hard to comprehend My fractured phrase- it tends to leave the listener in a haze And they dazed-amazing becuz for what it’s worth I’m tripping on you floating while I’m being down to earth Ya feel me? I feel you We right at the third Clairvoyance getting buoyant with every single word Cuz I’m multi-genre meows truly stays clownded I ain’t real rap well you ain’t well rounded Quit judging chyck solely off her dance tip It’s the root of the culture for meow so I make it Try to break me down I’ll be kintsukuroi I be the goi (The goi?) The su to the goi Fit me out with that boom bap Cuz some o’ yawl think that I can’t do that Lemme drop it down on that boom bip And blow you all away with how I do it Alma mater—right back to the one The source—right back to the one Alma mater—right back to the one The source—right back to the one Mayday: I got a spark I just needed a little Boom bap But keep it positive cuz we got enough Gloom tracks Still in the dungeon no dragon Like a doom map Till GATA hit me up and said “It’s time to bring the boom back Cosplay MC without the cartoon rap But anime-inspired like she’s bringing sailor Moon back The game is big enough it’s time to make room, jack Don’t wanna budge—you don’t want me on a goon track I’ll spit it hotter than a concubine in June’s gat While you’ll be shuckin’ and jivin’ like a coon black I’ll leave you permanently scarred like a ruined tat Cuz I’m a you-don’t-wanna-mess-with-him-at-high-noon cat Lyrically flew over your head—like zoom that’s You standing there looking like a grounded loon black Tried to tarnish my image—that’s just a wound, scrap As I prepare to wreck your career—won’t see ya soon, dap Fit me out with that boom bap Cuz some o’ yawl think that I can’t do that Lemme drop it down on that boom bip And blow you all away with how I do it Alma mater—right back to the one The source—right back to the one Alma mater—right back to the one The source—right back to the one I remember how trax were built at one time They simply went on for the sake of the rhyme And the verses kinda went on forever it seemed Now we wrap them in lil boxes of sixteen Verse chorus verse chorus verse chorus stop Yet I live to give new boundaries to hip hop Stay true to the bedrock but bend our expression Ready for another lesson Mayday: DAT sound comin’ from your homeboy’s radio That took about twenty batteries—I used to hate it yo 808s brought a level of boom Kept aspiring MCs pinned up in their room Just like Biggie said: “It was all a dream” To wake up one day part of the hip-hop scene So I started with a table, a hand and a fist And it went a lil something like this Fit me out with that boom bap Cuz some o’ yawl think that I can’t do that Lemme drop it down on that boom bip And blow you all away with how I do it Alma mater—right back to the one The source—right back to the one Alma mater—right back to the one The source—right back to the one
7.
05:09
Come on down to my spot in the back This train’s gwan off the track I gotta crave you never knew And you gonna trip just like I do When I say I wantcha wantcha When I say I wantcha wantcha When I say I wantcha wantcha Yeh boy I wantcha wantcha Come on down to my spot in the back This train’s gwan off the track I gotta crave you never knew And you gonna trip just like I do Like I say I wantcha wantcha Like I say I wantcha wantcha Everyday I wantcha wantcha Yeh boy I wantcha wantcha So sick o’ this loneliness dollface I think you got the cure for this Never the same when I hear yer name I got it bad You don’t know how bad it gets Thank God my impulsive streak is such a low grade fever under my physique All the things that need to be said just can’t check out the asylum in my head Captivate me stimulate me I’m gonna make all your girlfriends hate me I’ll be the beautiful one you never lose You’ll fall for me hard and that’s gonna bruise I confess I got no control o’ these butterfly contortions infesting my soul You’s the best friend I could possibly have But I’m-a letcha know I wantcha so bad Can’t wait to getcha by yourself with ya rich skin share the wealth I wanna touch you oh so much velvet smooth like cream and such So cute real down to the root Knock Puss right out of her boots Weigh on my mind like the world Whatcha think it be like if I was your girl Come on down to my spot in the back This train’s gwan off the track I gotta crave you never knew And you gonna trip just like I do When I say I wantcha wantcha When I say I wantcha wantcha When I say I wantcha wantcha Yeh boy I wantcha wantcha Come on down to my spot in the back This train’s gwan off the track I gotta crave you never knew And you gonna trip just like I do Like I say I wantcha wantcha Like I say I wantcha wantcha Everyday I wantcha wantcha Yeh boy I wantcha wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha Oh man you got the face o’ life and I’d crawl fiddy miles over hot desert sand To be the one who makes you trip like I do An’ be the one who ties you up for a few Ain’t blind but I won’t cross the line ‘Less you come and tell me that you want me to I just don’t know how to behave You can run you can hide but I know you’ll cave Irresistible insatiable Could I be any more blunt Good gracious no I might be a stray but I’m no back alley cat humpin’ round all the way Known fax to you but I reiterate If you think it’s how I operate I just wanna drive you mad Disturb your peace I wantcha bad Intrigue my heart seize my heart Take the leap and please my heart Handle anything you think you can throw You lemme know when ya think it’s a go Impress me why don’t you I’m psyched You’d be the one to love me just like I like Ignoring this would be pathetic I’ll tell ya again I wantcha you get it Come on down to my spot in the back This train’s gwan off the track I gotta crave you never knew And you gonna trip just like I do When I say I wantcha wantcha When I say I wantcha wantcha When I say I wantcha wantcha Yeh boy I wantcha wantcha Come on down to my spot in the back This train’s gwan off the track I gotta crave you never knew And you gonna trip just like I do Like I say I wantcha wantcha Like I say I wantcha wantcha Everyday I wantcha wantcha Yeh boy I wantcha wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha I wantcha
8.
The gloss has worn off the mythical stained-glass window I don’t know why You love me as much as you ever did, if not more so But I… I love you, but I feel as if I shouldn’t Little demons sparked by shreds of doubt Sparked by things you say or do Reminders that this is more about What you want Than what I need My own incompletion Missing self-love hurting me Unfinished business Self-issues you’ve not taken care of Why are we doing this? Universe had this happen for a reason Universe saw it fit to bring us together But…now it’s dying …and I hate it
9.
I’m sitting up here at the top of the stairs And you’re at the bottom it isn’t fair How did we get here how do we leave How are we dying should I even grieve Made mistakes you don’t even know It’s what it takes for people to grow Often it stunts not what I want And not what we need to water this seed That we put under the earth of our hearts It was worth the start but we falling apart Investing the time seems like a waste I still don’t mind you up in my space I really wanna stay with you But you kinda make that hard to do Oh, my God are we done Or have we enough to salvage the run Think we can be saved We just gotta ride the wave Are you with me Prométeme We ain’t gonna drown If the ship starts going down Swim and get me Prométeme Think we can be saved We just gotta ride the wave Are you with me Prométeme We ain’t gonna drown If the ship starts going down Swim and get me Prométeme Yes gotta say I was impressed You put in the effort not like the rest Quick with the trix but none had my six Left for dem chix stir me out the mix And you said that I was the one And only who let you be you said and done Who really felt yours follicles to pores Tide to your moon crashing the shores Stuck in a helpless feedback wail Thinking they’d cart us off to jail Freaking out those to side and below Cuz you took it fast and then took it slow You really want me to stay with you But I kinda make that hard to do You ain’t the one to think that we’re done Do we have enough to salvage the run Think we can be saved We just gotta ride the wave Are you with me Prométeme We ain’t gonna drown If the ship starts going down Swim and get me Prométeme Think we can be saved We just gotta ride the wave Are you with me Prométeme We ain’t gonna drown If the ship starts going down Swim and get me Prométeme Cupid he stupidly beat me down Pink aluminum bat to the crown Raised the bar with your je ne sais quoi Mi corazon vida my avatar I see you… came walking in When everyone else walked out and then Stayed honest even with wrath upon us Something so pure never felt this sure What exactly went wrong who can say Both of us looking for reasons to stay And yet can’t find any reasons to go What you see ain’t always what you know I really wanna stay with you And we both kinda make that hard to do Us versus them the fight’s begun I think we can totally salvage the run Think we can be saved We just gotta ride the wave Are you with me Prométeme We ain’t gonna drown If the ship starts going down Swim and get me Prométeme Think we can be saved We just gotta ride the wave Are you with me Prométeme We ain’t gonna drown If the ship starts going down Swim and get me Prométeme
10.
You been left for vacay and I’m at home I’m bored to the teeth so I’m on my phone It seems that everybody’s gone to the shore today But I can’t get away yet to join you or they I got so much work I have to do this week Occupational hazards of being a geek When the muse calls I gotta listen it’s a given But I’m missing you sitting next to me and I’m wishing If I could see your face just for a bit It could be the remedy for these blues gimme bliss I’m sure this would be a great temporary fix A look in your eyes would give my spirits a lift You musta been reading my mind again To tell the truth I really don’t mind it when That happens cuz it means that we’re on the same wave Ooh nice one I’ll be sure to hit save I gotta bowl of blackberries and a jasmine brew There’s one thing missing I ain’t got you Spending summer on the porch swing doing that torch thing I know it’s temporary but I’m so blue I gotta need for more sugar for my jasmine tea Cuz life is less sweet when you ain’t with me Then my phone just blows up your face shows up Sending me your summertime selfies So sultry I condensate Can’t tell if it’s the weather or imagination The look you gave in the last pic it has Me thinking up ways to a full day of passion Red velvet pussycat eyes for ya Sending back every shot I take quick I adore ya Serve me up more it’s a summer downpour Thankful for this ice cuz it’s feeling so nice Got tea but I’m needing sympathy And you give me energy even when away from me Your homecoming seems a long way off so Imagination flow with letting go for my neko I send you a shot of what that looks like And three more such stimulate much excite When you coming back already I just can’t wait Impatient and it’s too hot for this state I gotta bowl of blackberries and a jasmine brew There’s one thing missing I ain’t got you Spending summer on the porch swing doing that torch thing I know it’s temporary but I’m so blue I gotta need for more sugar for my jasmine tea Cuz life is less sweet when you ain’t with me Then my phone just blows up your face shows up Sending me your summertime selfies Breeze hits and I’m so laid back I’m in another glass hoping you text me back The days are so long when you ain’t around I so can’t wait till you get back in town Wanna just curl up right in your lap On this swing I said I won’t know how to act Besides thrilled your skill leaves a grrrl breathless And wanting you still you keeping me restless Remember we used to play camphone tag Chasing each other snapping pix and having laughs It still makes me giggle when I think of how we hid From each other love you more now than I ever did You send me another pic that gives me pause There’s something ‘bout the light and that grin of yours I look up and there you are standing by the gate Looks like I’m not the only one who just couldn’t wait I gotta bowl of blackberries and a jasmine brew And now the scene’s perfect cuz I got you Spending summer on the porch swing doing that torch thing Was only temporary now I’m not blue I don’t need no more sugar for my jasmine tea Cuz life is so sweet now that you’re with me And my face got glowed up when you showed up Looking better than your summertime selfies
11.
Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win You won’t throw me you won’t deter me Ya hate just fuel and stir me Go on thinking you hurt me And feel the blast as my shields alert me Sekhmet ya met yet She guides me Don’t even have to bother to smite thee Open book but you won’t rewrite me Out the bag bite it if you don’t like me If you ain’t walked my path don’t block it If you ain’t tried that shxt don’t knock it Verbally bizarre babe I’m a star Shuriken heading for your brain to the bar My luminosity too strong for your dusk Maintaining my glow is a must Some can’t stand how bright I twinkle Smooth on the cut check it out no wrinkles Flow like my aunt with the bars-- period Driving all the wheels off the cars—serious Staying with me so far? Feeling it Melanistic jaguar—killing it Coming in hot with octane Petrol green and candy stain Not impressed if you make it rain Your existence I’m the bane Come at me like some kinda joker Not afraid cuz you write mediocre And I write sonnets splitting yer bonnet Dude you shooting blanks be honest Your nocturnal emissions are flat How does it feel to be skinned by a cat Don’t need your approval I just land on my feet like usual Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win Wrek: Best believe we got large amounts Dope money in the seams of the couch Paper chase gotta move the ounce Heavy jewels bring them haterz out We got expensive taste That'll make you lose ya faith Neva mind what they talkin’ Gata I come thru like Drake in the wraith I come thru for them thangs in the safe Bredwinning been earned my place Darksider might scar ya face 30 guns outside ya place We off those leaves of sour Respect the game it’s ours These streets wanna call me ghost Runnin’ scared cuz I got that power Filthy like golden showers I wouldn’t try that coward Better learn who you poppin’ that ish to No worries cause I’m nice with the pistol No worries cause I’m nice with the pistol Cognac in a tall glass of fxck you Wrek P. (PoppaRazi: Is that Wrek P.?) Wrek P.: You already… let’s go Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win PoppaRazi: I'm young, black, and I am vicious Tryna meat the bread like sandwiches Basquiat on them canvasses PoppaRazi no damn pictures I'm in your presence I am gifted Got three sixes in the lane switching M-sports so I stay drifting In imports cause they made different Globetrotting so I stay winnin’ The competition is sayin’ that the Opposition is apocalyptic So they ain't got no shot at winnin’ I beast at whoever’s next They get rolled away like Professor X I got heart say it with my chest And my team motto is “cut the check” Dividends they wanna take from me Faces blue like Jake Sully Starving artist so I stay hungry But my dinner plate got steak on it She mad cuz she curbside She all in her feelings, man Monique is a weak turbine So all she is is yo’ biggest fan, hah Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win Caught you napping How that happen Never saw us coming round again Gave no quarter And we floored ya Now we going strictly for the win
12.
GATA: I gotta find this meme, it’s important. Ah—okay, here we go, uhm… “Yes, all lives matter But we’re focused on the black ones right now, okay? Because it is very apparent that our judicial system Doesn’t know that Plus if you can’t see why we’re exclaiming #BlackLivesMatter You are part of the problem” Oh, yeh—that is well-said
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04:52
I know that my life matters I know that yes I rock Despite my lox I do love my hair I just colour outside your box I just colour outside your lines Black cat till the day I die In case you don’t geddit I’m affirming That black grrrls are kawaii Pink lox in shock eyes pop jaws drop every time we walk the streets By far the vanguard of any style challenge we choose to meet (Who they think they are?) Who’s asking? (Why you dressed like that?) Cuz I can Aesthetic and look assassins Yeh we took that shxt and ran We rock the pigtails twintails cat tails with ears to match We slay Lolita decora gothic glam with all panache Panache but that don’t make us Minaj or Kim or any other chyck you pin No I don’t know George Clinton but my dad knew him long story to begin Anyway –who you s’posed to be is an ask I get so sick of hearing You don’t like how I look here’s a solution stop staring Can’t go pink hair don’t care without compare to someone else out there Not only that there’s those out there Who say we can’t wear these clothes out there We say yes we can honeylamb won’t hide our light cuz you can’t stand it Yawl might not wanna hear this it goes against and some fear this You turn heads we snap spines go ‘gainst the grain on both sides Don’t play dress up I wear clothes think on that ‘fore you look down nose I know that my life matters I know that yes I rock Despite my lox I do love my hair I just colour outside your box I just colour outside your lines Black cat till the day I die In case you don’t geddit I’m affirming That black grrrls are kawaii Why are full lips okay for you and full lips aren’t okay for us We come by this naturally thus Our full hips and our big butts Why wearing braids get us sacked That ain’t fiction that’s a fact Why can you embrace your curls But when we do it’s a personal attack Why yank our culture roll Hip-hop rock and blue eyed soul Anime cosplays we can’t do cuz reasons but Neither can you Why every time we make a statement About our beauty you try to take it And it’s not just us it’s anyone brown We stand up; you put down Is it fear of missing out Hell we missed out all our lives So we stood strong on our own two It’s pro-us not anti-you White person did that yawl be mad You say but what yawl don’t understand Is that yawl already got that and don’t need it You refuse to believe it I know that my life matters I know that yes-- I rock Despite my lox I do love my hair I just colour outside your box I just colour outside your lines Black cat till the day I die In case you don’t geddit I’m affirming That black grrrls are kawaii Look it ain’t about excluding It’s about us needing our own Cuz who’s gonna lift us up When we’re denied access to the throne We were told we just weren’t pretty Or that our look just don’t sell Even though that ain’t quite right We acted and built up ourselves History months student unions marches Pride day these are a few things Got gear to assert we here Celebrating our kinky hair Celebrating our blackness you don’t understand it Can’t we just unite the planet Maybe but yawl need to know The system it don’t always show Society straight negates The need for all that counterweight And all that hate cuz we say we’re proud Already know too well they proud We do for us by us it’s needed Black girls rock ain’t being conceited When we say or wear that don’t get butthurt Privilege is your tshirt I know that my life matters I know that yes I rock Despite my lox I do love my hair I just colour outside your box I just colour outside your lines Black cat till the day I die In case you don’t geddit I’m affirming That black grrrls are kawaii

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released October 31, 2017

Photography by Candylust
Art Direction: BaJa Ukweli
“Senpai” and “B.G.A.K.” drums and keys by Manny Perez

Additional vocals by PoppaRazi
Ambient music on “I Seent You” by Purple Planet Music: purple-planet.com
Writers: G. Negrra (BMI), R. Miles, J. Williams (ASCAP)
Additional Writers: “Alma Mater”, K. Tiggett
“For The Win”, A. Carter
Produced by Razi “PoppaRazi” Miles for 3 Miles Entertainment LLC
Recorded at Darkroom Studios, Newark, NJ
Executive Producers: Joe Ellis Williams and Ida M. Miles for 3 Miles Entertainment LLC

Publisher: Jay-Dub Music/Naughty Kitty Worx

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ThaGataNegrra Newark, New Jersey

ThaGataNegrra is an alternative hip-hop artist and author of the upcoming graphic novel "GATA City". Dubbed "NJ's real-life Catwoman" by Indie Flava Magazine, the Newark, NJ native's "full-bottle, in-your-face" "kawaii-hop" sound rocked the second and third seasons of the groundbreaking hit Hulu show "East Los High". ... more

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