YEAR OF THE BEAST

by C-Rayz Walz

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Stronghold soldier C-Rayz Walz returns with the follow-up to his 2003 Definitive Jux solo debut Ravipops. Born in the Bronx, the son of a murdered drug kingpin, Walz found an outlet from his rocky beginnings in hip-hop, and began channeling his energy into songs which have since been compiled to form Singular Plurals and The Limelight. Walz also independently released The Prelude, an album which earned him a spot on El-P's Def Jux Imprint.

While Walz has appeared on various mixtapes, an AWOL magazine compilation, and Single Minded Pros' Session 2 EP, being part of the Def Jux underground dream team, has allowed him to make stellar appearances on both Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein and Aesop Rock's Labor Days. Walz's new album, Year Of The Beast, features El-P, Rob Sonic, 4th Pyramid, Vordul Mega (of Can Ox), Pudge, Jean Grae, Jeanine, The Angel & The Preacher, M-1 (of Dead Prez), along with production by R'Thentic, Aesop Rock, Belief, and El-P. In addition to the album's 14 tracks, Def Jux has also included a DVD featuring a nine-song performance from B.B. King's in NYC, along with music videos for "Buck80," and "Three Card Molly," and commentary from El-P, Mr. Lif, and Aesop Rock, to name just a few. While Walz spent the year of 2005 touring with Raekwon, The Pharcyde, The Executioners, and opening for Mobb Deep. "THE BEST DAMNED RAP TOUR" w/ J-Live and Vast Aire in support of "Year Of The Beast" was Classic Look for The Sequel to the Tour Soon!!!

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released May 17, 2005

Featuring: Aesop Rock, Akrobatik, Breez Evahflowin', DJ JS-1, DJ Lord Ron, DJ Self Born, El-P (of Company Flow), Immortal Technique, Jean Grae, Jeanine, M-1 (of Dead Prez), Mr. Lif, Pudge, Rob Sonic, Shock G, The Angel & The Preacher, Trinity, Vordul Mega (of Cannibal Ox)
Producers: Aesop Rock, Belief, C-Rayz Walz, Catch22, E-Cleazy, El-P, Emile, Khiladi, MYK DEFY, R'Thentic, Shakim Allah, TriLanGa, paWL

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C-Rayz Walz Bronx, New York

WHO: The charismatic NYC-mainstay Mc C-RAYZ WALZ. Lauded as one of the most Versatile & Dexterous Freestylers on The Planet. This prolific artist is more than a musician, poet, and stage-wrecker – he has written two books and one screenplay and dips his fingers into the visual arts as well. Walz is about New Music, New Energy & New Chances to do Great things for The Culture he Lives! ... more

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Track Name: R'Thentic
(Cheap sex)
Drugs and rock 'n roll
(Cheap sex)
Drugs and rock 'n roll

[Verse 1]
High definition of speed, warp vision
My degrees open doors with keys, and get locked up
Wide angle spectrum of dangerous scenes
Bank shots, watch robbers and cops scheme

Stand by the freezer, you're gone, young havocs in storm
Graduate to a grave, they even clap in your dorm
Look at your hand plan, holdin' your cell
While you're in a holding cell for direct sales, hand to hand

[Interlude]
The boys in blue are back (Where you at?)
The boys in blue are back (Now react)
The boys in blue, the boys in blue
The boys in blue are back

And that's not R'Thentic
I know why I gotta stop for search
That ain't work, it's my blackout verse
And I'm targeted

Ey, yo, what you say Buddy?
Never mind, man, 'fore I get it

[Verse 2]
From Kings to Pawns, plantation to White House lawn
Drug charters come with the firearms
Be warned, y'all, to the fullest
The translation of what I'm sayin' without asking Willis
What happened to scrappin? Life became business
Snitches get stitches, in front,
Jehovah Witness
Flux parallax, paradigm shift
Process [?], patience, project bliss
That's not R'Thenic, like payin' for water
Why Impart limits? I embark endless order
Ebony skills, son of electricity spilled
The heavily melody movin', the legacy's real
Rappers killin' rappers, it's a wrap for fans
Ball players Jappin cats in the Stands

[Interlude]
And that ain't R'Thentic speech like arsenic leech
To teach my son strictly art, in his own energy
Part the speech and shop lyrics
'Till my art finishes And The Rthentic

[Verse 3]
This is for R'Thentic!
I talk like arsenic
58 shots go off with a arc in it
From the pistol making a mark in it
That's a starter jacket, hit where a star finish
When they start the rackett, that's when the arts blemish
And it's not spinnach, and it's not women
And got green upstate (Upstate)
The D's on the corner, but wait
Ain't no green on the plate (Why?)
Moms don't cook no more
She just dropped the baby off at the door and took off on a white horse
Galaxy twist, unicorn bliss
Gettin' appointments, missin' appointments
Hittin' the joint quick, spit conversations bluntly
Conversion, bubblin' money and hungry
Block parties, six gen is slick sinners
Starvin' kids, dig up your nose and pick winners
So R'Thentic, Gross] flows like arsenic
BPK, Platinum summers, stay on your pivot
And if you ain't spit a mat, you're the gat
Before the Bitter Facts React, you go Pitter Pat

Move up in life in the music, man
And you forget how to move with fams
That ain't R'Thentic speech like
like dark Limits
Breeching the Darkness
Jeep Beats and Smart Critics
That ain't R'Thentic speech like arsenic leaked
In the dark think of speak till the light Energize and Mimic me

Nowhere to hide
If you owe, you go
Karma Knows what's God Given is Death
That's so Rthentic That ain't R'Thentic street, live R'Thentic, eat
Keep each Beat Peace
Lounge for a minute and breathe
Miniature minds meet the Image trying to find me
Move back,
that ain't R'Thentically street
Track Name: FirstWordsWorse feat. EL-P
The truth is y’all haters had to lie to do it
I am loose like a loop is with a Luke chick grindin' to it
Old school like colt 45, lunch lines and pumas
You heard I blazed Who? I denied the rumors
Your mic don’t sound nice, you shouldn’t even check 1,2
I disrespect who come through, my intellect is kung-fu
In the midst of the women, that miss the man
The new millennium bush baby, with a mystic plan
Digi download, sound scan exam, top ten choice
Wanna speak out? My label keeps getting my invoice
If I sound sarcastic, I meant to do it
Wack emcee’s breath stink, you need a mint

[Hook]

Revenge of the first
Rap, hip-hop, underground, mainstream
Stop lick a shot, pop, hit the charts
Aim for the top, and still get down when we drop
X2

[C-Rayz Walz]

I got different flows for different shows
You don’t know the half, I am different on a ho
I use a knife to cut class, but if the fights not ending
These old school slugs can get ya life suspended
You not safe with the ninjas hatred agenda
Fix ya shape up (go head man), put your face in a blender
There’s no such thing as friendly contradiction
My competition loses consciousness of composition
While I am on the toilet with an L
My shit is smokin', I got grown folks laughin'
They think the kids jokin'
But I won't dumb it down, to double my dollars
I'd rather piss on your lawn, then leave a puddle in my boxers
Get knocked out before round ones begun
Just for gettin' smart with me, and you sound dumb
Melon head coward motherfunk your honeydew crew that’s lookin'
No need to fight you fool, my cough is woopin'

[Hook]

Revenge of the words
Rap, hip-hop, underground, mainstream
Stop lick a shot, pop, hit the charts
Aim for the top, and still get down when we drop
X2

[El-P]

When I rap you hear spaceships, martians, lasers, targets
I face fuck ya bitch squad, lace anal compartments
Comic books, bibles, bar-codes, orphans
This little tyrannical spit livin' distorted
This Winner live in the clearing of sins fortress
Brooklynites babble on, crass, blast portraits
Meanwhile back in the box cutter for tongue talk micro
Cause I am awesome plus dumb bop
Young cop rookie the pj beat nerve rack tension
City of stress depressed words slap brethren
45 dust dirty Dunk shit
Analog funk shit punctured run bitch covered
The cloud of defeat complete hovers
Juxie slow burn, slow mo, flow colors
Rookie no run, just son suck something
El product album of raw saw destruction
It's Coming!

[Hook]

Revenge of the words
Rap, hip-hop, underground, mainstream
Stop lick a shot, pop, hit the charts
Aim for the top, and still get down when we drop
X2

[C-Rayz Walz]

And this verse is the soundtrack to sickness
I give it to all y’all who think you can't get it
Track Name: BlackOut
Triple bodypass, put it on my tab America!

[Chourus] {2X}
We're black and we wanna be white
We're black and we wanna be white
We're black and we wanna be white
All night, all right, all hype

[Verse 1: C-Rayz Walz]
I'm black, wanna be white
For the first time in life I wanna be right
I know this is wrong, I'm getting accused, they frisk me at night
I know what it is, give me the light
If I was Blanco I'd be invisible to pig's sight
I'm black wanna be white, well dressed, speakin' polite
Self stressed, livin' a lie, well I guess...This is Life
All the dudes I payed, I wanna be DUDE in the shade
Rockin' hard like I was raised in the rays...RAYZ
Got the vocab, that made most mad, when I spoke like brad, is it bad?
I think, drink, joke, and smoke like that
Keep ya' trees, these bad seeds hang on corners
Raised by murderers and mourners
I'm gunna be the shit at the meeting statistically speaking
Playing golf on the weekend, with Ralph Lauren, Christopher, and Keenan
When the Ivory Wayans, the scales brake, you can deny me payment
Well alright, I'm all white...I'll finnaly make it

[Hook:] {2X}
We're white but we wanna be black
We're white but we wanna be black
We're white but we wanna be black
Fight back, like this, like that

[Verse 2:]
White wanna black, a daunting task
Just hauntin these gats, drunk...started to laugh
My complex is like clog(?) my dad
I respect you, you started the fad
I got no problems with that but
How would you feel if you lived in the village
And were told all your ancestors did was steal, kill, and pillage?
I know, not of my past
One grown out the gods, anonymous tags
Bergen bestowed, I want to escape
But I don't have it made cos of my skin, it's just not the case
Family don't understand artistic views
Feel like 'DAMMIT, why I have to live with fools?'
I did me, fuck what I did in school
To live free, feels like forbidden fruit
I'm shackled, need my gene pool, but it's all scattered
Call devil cos I need food, it don't matter

[Hook]
We're black and we wanna be white
We're black and we wanna be white
We're black and we wanna be white
All night, all right, all hype
We're white but we wanna be black
We're white but we wanna be black
We're white but we wanna be black
Fight back, like this, like that

[Verse 3:]
If you black, with a degree, and you work
And got a happy family, they say you wanna be WHIIIITE
If you white, Rebel, smoke weed, listen to rap
And live free, they say you wanna be BLAAAACK
There's nothing in between, so this medium means
You double excel or Smallville, and dinner is beans
There's two classes - the rich and the poor
Everybody else - run wild in the halls!
[
I envy long standin' tradition
Tension starts from what you do to me through dissin'
Stop, the past is done, and was never my ambition
And now I owe Grant for that tin can for pissin???
Cos some of my people poverty stricken
Sleepin in the same spot that they probably shit in
Kill you in Alaska for some gold
Still viewed as master of the globe

[Hook]
We're black and we wanna be white
We're black and we wanna be white
We're black and we wanna be white...