DIGITS

by Clarence The Kid

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I'M THE 1 03:34
[Intro] Initializing sequence… Commencing program… Welcome to Digits… 17,280 hours worth of audio content are uploaded everyday to SoundCloud alone. With over 10 million creators and upwards of 140 million tracks currently existing in its archives, how will you draw the 175 million monthly users to your music? What is it that makes one person stand out? [Verse 1] Look, I've been working on this music for a minute Getting lifted, waiting on this dream of mine to finally pull through Doing a nine to five and coming home barely alive And even though I'm sleep deprived I won't stop doing what I do It's been a bit over a year since my career commenced It's got me stressed, cuz I ain't going nowhere and we know that's true Forget the last three tapes I put out, I'm flipping the script This new music is what I'm gonna use to prove to all of you That I can do it, I can make it, I am capable Of working hard to make sure that my rap dream is attainable It's unmistakable, I thrive in this music I'll die with this music, I get all of my pride with this music, I know I realize that I'm small right now But I'm enrolling in the freshman class for XXL Interviews with Complex, chilling out by the pool At reunions I'll be stunting on my friends from high school Because ain't no one believe in me, they was deceiving me Said they supported me but wouldn't playback my free CDs “Fire” was the only word that came from between their teeth I want some honest feedback you can keep your verbal charity But now I'm onto better things, and you know that I'm looking towards the future, ain't no time for me to go back So relax and sit back, and listen to my story I know I'm no one right now but I'm reaching for the glory, uh My life began when I came out mommas body In San Jose, that's where I stayed, I grew up and I partied But I ain't touch the Molly, nor the weed and alcohol So rapping ‘bout that topic ain't really in my repertoire And I ain't hard, boy I live in the burbs I ain't been to the hood, I don't speak with swear words I'm a virgin and I'm staying that way till I got a ring Which I guess is cute and all, but actually here's the thing If I'm a rapper that's supposed to be my content right? Turning up at night, girls left and right? See if I don't got that experience how can I write? In my opinion, what I lacking makes my rapping amplified I'm preaching messages that listeners and inner person fixer-ers Are needing, I'm a seedling sprouting into twenty million words I'm such a nerd, you've never heard of someone like me try to earn A spot on a list, plotting on this scheme to take off like a bird It's quite absurd to think that anybody can do it Anybody can prove that they've got what it takes to pursue what They have been chasing, it's amazing you can rise from the sewer And climb the ladder till the air around you starts to get cooler Escalating rung by rung, till you look down at the planet With all the people looking up to you, the drive and the talent And all those long nights spent recording in those studio sessions To beats you shouldn't have, it's finally turning into blessings It's all becoming real, I kinda feel that it all seemed impossible The obstacles I faced just made me switch up to a harder flow I'm wanna show the people everything that I got I'm up and coming but believe me I'm the one you should watch Said I'm the one I'm the one Said I'm the one I'm the one
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[Intro] There are 24 hours in an Earth day. That means that it only takes the planet 86,400 seconds to complete one rotation. There are infinite things 1 can do to pass the time. What are you doing for your future? [Intro 2: Clarence the Kid & Justin Chan] J: You tryna hit the gym later? C: I need to but I you know I gotta stay back, uh, write some songs, get the album ready so I’ll have to pass on this one… J: What about Santa Monica? C: As nice as that sounds, you know I really gotta work on this music, get it popping, get the album ready so I can get somewhere… J: Not even the party on Menlo? C: I mean, I really want to but… [Verse 1: Clarence the Kid] I’ve been working way too hard in this rap game Spitting facts from my black brain It’s a fact, I’ll be working till my last day Or until I burn out like an ashtray Man I pray that that day never ever happens The things I love most in life, getting paid and rapping I don’t ever go to sleep, most I’ll do is napping Because there just ain’t enough time in the day I grind everyday, I’m wavy like I’m from Monterey Create like I’m Dre, charisma like I’m Andre 3K I’m making a way, flying like I’m a bird of prey You know that I make bangers that can snap vertebrae I’m spitting that flame, every time I’m up on a track Whenever I rap, I’m spreading my name across the map Don’t even react, you feel that? That’s just the impact Of lyricism that gets the people addicted like crack This rap’s a drug, and I stay abusing By using my pen and paper to create a brand new movement I got all these ideas inside of me that keep on oozing Out my hand, through the pen, to the paper, and into the music It’s a blessing and a curse, depending on how you view it I’m doing so much to make sure that I always stay improving It is a lonely life sometimes, I don’t have the time for cruising Around the city and partying stupid I’m choosing to do this, I’m ruthless [Hook: Clarence the Kid] And I’ve been working way too hard (Working way too hard) And I’m still in the same spot as last year I wanna be a rap star (I wanna be a rap star) Make the most of everything that I have here People say I’m working too hard (They say I’m working too hard) And they telling me I need to take a break (What?) Take a break? Ain’t nobody got time for that Ya boy is working steady chasing his dreams You gotta let em know Man I’ve been working way too hard (Working way too hard) Working way too hard (Yeah) Yeah, I’ve been working way too hard (Working, working) Working way too hard (What?) Said I’ve been working way too hard (Working way too hard) Working way too hard (Yeah) Man I’ve been working way too hard I am working, steady chasing my dreams, you gotta let ‘em know [Verse 2: Etienne Green] Eyes locked Got a real sick flow and I spit it like I'm workin with the shot clock Real quick I ain’t got much patience I'm a got damn time bomb Head on a swivel and you know it boy I'm never bout to get robbed. Workin like a got damn day job Don't you come at me thinkin I wasn't ready dawg Workin workin workin workin I've been up to shit I'm steady swerving Right to left and left to out of vision Holla at me if you with the mission Yeah, ET. I got bars and a flow that you ain't ready to see I'm bout to spit [?] wash your soul out to sea Man I'm nice with the flow with the work I'm a BEAST Damn stop it I thought i told you already. I’m a monstar even Michael Jordan wasn’t ready On some Space Jam shit, they be vibing in the heavens When I die they gon’ bury the secrets to rapping with me You can come and get it now or you can come and get it later I ain’t got a minute in my day to quarrel with a hater If you hear me and you listening there ain’t nobody better I ain’t here for playing games, ice cold get a sweater [Hook: Clarence the Kid] Man I’ve been working way too hard And I’m still in the same spot as last year I wanna be a rap star (I wanna be a rap star) Make the most of everything that I have here People say I’m working too hard (Say I’m working too hard) And they telling me I need to take a break (What?) Take a break? Ain’t nobody got time for that Ya boy is working steady chasing his dreams You gotta let em know Man I’ve been working way too hard (Working way too hard) Working way too hard (Yeah) Yeah, I’ve been working way too hard (Working, working) Working way too hard (What?) Said I’ve been working way too hard (Working way too hard) Working way too hard (Yeah) Man I’ve been working way too hard I am working, steady chasing my dreams, you gotta let ‘em know
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MY TIM3 03:33
[Intro] It is said that in order to become a master at your given craft, you must spend at least 10 thousand hours practicing and fine tuning your talents. Once you acquire these skills, you will finally be on your way to becoming a professional in your given field. [Verse 1] I’ve been grinding for a long time Training for the XXL Combine I know I still got a long climb Long checklist, but I got no time No necklace and no co-sign No Lexus, I don’t got no ride Expected? No I only surprise Infectious ways in own mind My oh my you know the kid going places He spit the verses in surges you know his flow is contagious The bars in cursive, reversing because the flow so amazing I’m just a person who’s yearning for a chance to become famous For my rapping and tracks that me and all my friends have created I’m tryna pack up my bags, hit the road and perform at stadiums Maybe sell out the Palladium, performing songs from my cranium I grind hard like I’m training in the rap hip hop gymnasium [Hook] I’ma blow up Yeah your boy done glo-ed up It’s my time to show what I could do, make the whole word go nuts My time, my time, my time Tick tock as the clock gets closer My time, my time, my time Watch out cuz your boy bout to blow up! [Verse 2] Blow up like a landmine Because it’s about damn time Blow up like a C4 Till my mixtape reaches every seashore Blow up like dynamite My spit game better than kinda tight I grind and write all day and night I’m fired up and I might ignite I could blow up any second and receive the blessings you know I deserve I don’t have time for those who don’t believe, if you’re giving me grief you’ll get kicked to the curb My vision is endless, my life is so friendless because I spend so much time putting in work If you’re seeing me less, just know I’m doing more, the Kid is just proving his worth, skrt I remember growing up as a youngin’ Hanging up rappers on my wall that I was looking up to And I remember that the music stayed bumpin’ I was reciting every line because I already knew Chance the Rapper, Gambino, J. Cole, Bobby Tarantino King Los, King Kendrick, Drake and Jay Rock had me up in the stu I was recording my verses so that one day I would surface As legend and end up on the wall right next to those dudes What they want from the man? I’m sweet like the loops from Toucan Sam Check it out like Will.I.Am There’s a method man, no Wu Tang Clan Oh man, oh man, oh man On point like that hats of the Ku Klux Clan I’m bomb like the cities in South Japan If I wanna blow up, then this my chance [Hook] I’ma blow up Yeah your boy done glo-ed up It’s my time to show what I could do, make the whole word go nuts My time, my time, my time Tick tock as the clock gets closer My time, my time, my time Watch out cuz your boy bout to blow up! I’ma blow up Yeah your boy done glo-ed up It’s my time to show what I could do, make the whole word go nuts My time, my time, my time Tick tock as the clock gets closer My time, my time, my time Watch out cuz your boy bout to blow up! [Verse 3] I’m the best at what I do its undisputed They try to test me but you know I’m staying rooted Everyone that’s talking smack hear my tracks and they muted How the Kid so smart in class but in the raps he going stupid I am going dumb in every chance I get I have worked my butt off now I’m tryna reap the benefits The Lord above me blessed me with the beneficial gift Of taking my thoughts and making them into music hits All the days all the hours and minutes Are counting down till the boy can take off on a mission To conquer all forms of life with his miracle spitting Even the prophets have written of my rapping tradition Oh man can you dig it? The kid has no limits Up to the brim with the lyrics, a heart that’s full of the spirit The kid is chasing the vision, the kid is chasing the digits Think you got the drive but you ain't really anywhere near it AGH [Hook] I’ma blow up Yeah your boy done glo-ed up It’s my time to show what I could do, make the whole word go nuts My time, my time, my time Tick tock as the clock gets closer My time, my time, my time Watch out cuz your boy bout to blow up! I’ma blow up Yeah your boy done glo-ed up It’s my time to show what I could do, make the whole word go nuts My time, my time, my time Tick tock as the clock gets closer My time, my time, my time Watch out cuz your boy bout to blow up!
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[Intro] There are 19,354 recognized cities and townships in the United States of America. Only one of these is your hometown. [Intro 2: Bobby Nahill] Welcome to Evergreen, California. Evergreen is a large district of Southeast San Jose. Most of evergreen is suburban residential development, but the southeastern area has many multimillion dollar homes and the gated Silver Creek Valley Country Club. [Verse 1: Clarence the Kid] Man I grew up in the city where the tech industries dominate I’m from Evergreen, I was living south of San Jose Dinner on my plate, cuz my mom was always working late Neighborhood right next to me surrounded by the pearly gates See we ain’t have it bad, surrounded by the wealthy Living round the rich people who’d only eat healthy Every morning when I’d walk to elementary I’d see Porsches, Beemers, Teslas, Jaguars and Bentleys To see a Maserati wasn’t nothing crazy See a Lamborghini driving down 280 In my city everybody living comfortable All the black families out here living like the Huxtables All the white families out here living like celebrities All the families period were sheltered up in Evergreen Looking down at the city from the top of our hill Ignorant of the problems that dwell Everybody so self-absorbed But they don’t recognize their selfish hearts See my city so torn apart for some it’s hard But not for all, for the people in my burb it’s not Cuz everybody here got that tech money Not a second thought when they wanna spend that money But the people cross town barely scrape rent money Got kids on the way, that’ll probably go hungry Overcrowded, overworked, and overlooked Underprivileged due to the companies that took Over my area, causing the hysteria Million dollars on a house will get something embarrassing Minimum wage job will put you in poverty Two jobs, night shift, people won’t even sleep Everytime I drive through I’m constantly reminded San Jose still remains a city that’s divided [Interlude: News Report] San Jose was once considered to be the safest large city in the country, now it appears to be anything but. A report released today shows that crime is on the rise in almost every category there, from auto theft to burglary to rape. What is going on? [Verse 2: Clarence the Kid] Yeah look around This is San Jose, this is my hometown It is so run down, in a couple of parts Couple streets around the block where you should never park Unless you wanna get robbed, or get your tires jacked But it’s not the people’s fault, nah it is just the impact Of companies that’s coming in giving out six figure wages Leaving some people rich while all of the rest of us stay nameless And aimless in the eyes of the computer programmers And tech engineers, everybody else is soul-scanning Tryna find out their self worth, but they just hurt Cuz they look down and see a chain logo on their shirt And they ain’t making dirt, well actually they are But the cost of living in the Bay has gone up so far You need like $4k a month just to have your own bed And some food for your stomach and a roof over your head So there’s dread for the people making minimum wage Picking up extra shifts, man they be working for days And days and days and days, it still amazes me That the wages in my city lacking equality And the quality of life typically has stayed good But because of that fact, a lot of people stay hood There are gangs that patrol some of the local high schools Teachers tracking all the students who be acting a fool And they ain’t sending them to college, even if they got knowledge Nah regardless they gon make sure that you end up blue collar Man I sit inside that car when I get off freeways Waiting at the stoplight and I’m looking either way And all I see are the homeless roaming With nowhere to go, man this world is bogus, I’m hoping someday, things will be different in San Jose I’m in love with my city but some things have gotta change
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INTERSTATE 5 03:55
[Intro] In 2016, the University of Southern California had 54,282 applicants from all over the globe. Of these, only 3,068 or 16.5% of the accepted students were able to enroll in the freshman class. [Mom:] Let’s go honey, do you have all your things? [Clarence the Kid:] Yeah, it should all be in the car! [Dad:] Come on, let’s go we’re gonna be late! [Mom:] Can you put in the address in the navigation system? [Maps:] Starting route to the University of Southern California [Verse 1: Clarence the Kid] Chasing my rap dream in the Bay but at the same time I gotta move down to LA to make that dream mine Treat everyday with this music like it was game time I am a catalyst, break it down like an enzyme Oh my I’m so damn optimistic With this musical lyrical gift that I have Learned to perfect and spit with I came out of the womb on a mission To end up in a good position That would allow me to paint a picture Of the things in my mind, flow so divine In time I would be known as the guy Who can flip it up and chop it down and barely even try But still keep it real no room for a lie On the track cuz that’s just a waste of time boy Prime rhymes and boy I’m barely getting started My killer flow is such a trip, you could say that it departed On a journey to body everybody and put em on a gurney I am murking other rappers, those turkeys got taxidermied Boy I am yearning to use music to make an earning So I’m hopping on the 5 to USC to do some learning, uh [Interlude 1: Maps] Follow I-5 South to West Exposition Boulevard in Los Angeles. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-5 South, follow signs for Interstate 5 [Verse 2: Clarence the Kid] Pit stop at the gas station, I’m in the backseat Making beats and kicking frees thinking of what I’m bout to be I could see it right now, death to rappers R.I.P. Clear the way for that young mogul coming out of Evergreen And my team is nonexistent, only one I got is me So I’m talking to the future of the music industry Using my college knowledge to develop capacity To take over the rap game with all my self-made mp3s Dang, I’m thinking bout all of the things I’ll do when I blow up I hope and pray to God that my career will never slow up Just so that one day I can go back to them cobras And look them snakes right in the face and tell em boy I told ya Ha, man it’s funny how this life game goes You barely get respect from people on the way to the pros So you gotta show em that you are driven in your goals That’s why I hopped onto the 5 and traveled all down this road, yo [Interlude 2: Maps] Take Figueroa St to USC McCarthy Way You have arrived at your destination. [Verse 3: Clarence the Kid] Welcome to LA, the land of opportunity Where no one sleeps, the place where you can find thick girls with booty cheeks Who wanna be your baby mamas when they hear you cue the beat And kick some crazy verses that will play throughout the city streets But that’s only if you make it man You’re done unless you’re popping like the grease inside a frying pan If you ain’t got no fans then what’s the point in rapping then? If you ain’t Peter Pan in Neverland your career’s gonna end So I’m stuck sitting in my dorm room While people out there partying I’m tryna make the bass boom The homie Drake said it first, and now I’ll say it too I'm in here just making all the music that they party to And you know I’ma do everything in my power To be at the Grammy party spraying champagne showers Best new up and coming artist and the best till I die But if that dream is gonna happen, gotta get on the 5 What do you think you’re doing here? [Verse 4: Clarence the Kid] Am I in over my head? Step on campus with a heavy heart that’s feeling like lead Who am I to say that I can create music to spread Across the globe, are you kidding all your music is dead Your first tape sucked, fourteen tracks of trash No one wants to hear you talking about your past And how you were depressed and how you were so lost That was your debut album, man you call that rap? You came back with two more mixtapes too Stealing other people’s beats, boy that just ain’t you Boy that just ain’t cool, you better stop that noise Acting like you own the diner as a new busboy I don’t care where you’re from, I don’t care what you think I don’t care if you write songs until your pen’s out of ink You will never be anything boy stop playing yourself All these unrealistic dreams of yours aren’t good for your health Get your head straight [Outro] Nearly 41.6% of college students experience anxiety at some point in their educational careers. 36.4% of college students will face some sort of depression before they graduate.
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[Intro: Clarence the Kid] Psalm 25:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish In your name I pray, Amen [Verse 1: Clarence the Kid] This world is grass and all the snakes are tryna get ya Be careful cuz you never know who really rollin with ya People only in your life for just a glimpse of A scene in the beginning of your major motion picture And in your movie there will be a bunch of cameos Who come and go, one day they here the next they not it’s pitiful It’s like I don’t know who to trust now But life goes on I can’t just dwindle in the past now [Hook: Nina Ann] I look outside and all the skies are gray And I don’t know if I will ever see the light of day I look outside, I can’t see past the rain don’t know, I don't know, I don’t know if I’ll ever be okay [Verse 2: Clarence the Kid] I dont have time to mess with people who dont mess with me Its sad to see your people leave, I thought something was wrong with me I thought something was controlling me, but now I see That I can’t blame my fake friends for pursuing their career dreams It’s like they all are birds and they all flew away Using their wingtips to touch the clouds Everybody left and I’m the only one who stayed All the silence that’s surrounding me is so loud Hitting a low point, thank God I’ve been lower Woke up spaced out standing in a field full of clovers With some water in a creek that was trickling by Except the water wasn’t water, it was tears that I cried Man that part of me died, will it be resurrected So many stop on their climb, will I be the exception Man I’m needing a sign, and I’m needing a message That can show me that the life I wanna live was predestined Man I need some more blessings, cuz my life’s lacking purpose Man I got some confessions but I don’t wanna unearth them My perspective is shifting and my vision is blurring People tried to put me out, but my fires still burning And you know I am still yearning for a taste of happiness I’ve been sad for so long, man I’m starting to forget I’ve been bending backwards for billions I’m bout to just break I’m giving up, I don’t know how much more of this a man can take [Hook: Nina Ann & Clarence The Kid] I look outside and all the skies are gray (All the skies are gray) And I don’t know if I will ever see the light of day I look outside, I can’t see past the rain (There’s so much rain) I don’t know, I don't know, I don’t know if I’ll ever be okay, oh no [Verse 3: Clarence the Kid] Yeah, tryna find some balance, tryna find some balance Tryna find some balance but I’m falling And all I hear is silence, all I hear is silence There is only silence when I’m calling, yeah Trapped inside a palace, I’m trapped inside a palace Inside the palace of my own mind And my heart is calloused, my heart is filled with malice Why am I so damaged inside? I really thought that I was doing better with myself That’s a lie, though I’ve tried a brother really needs some help Curled up in a ball, I’m hugging my knees Patiently waiting for the day when I can permanently sleep Until that day of liberation I will sit here and weep Until I’m one with the planet tree roots growing from my feet I am broken, I’ve fallen, I’m just a shadow of me In the twilight I’m faceless, the rain is falling in sheets [Hook: Nina Ann & Clarence The Kid] I look outside and all the skies are gray (Why are the skies so gray?) And I don’t know if I will ever see the light of day (I just wanna see the light) I look outside, I can’t see past the rain (Why is there so much rain?) I don’t know, I don't know, I don’t know if I’ll ever be okay Cuz I'm tired (I’m tired) of this stormy weather I’m praying (I’m praying) but the rain won't let up I’m caged in, there’s no end in sight, To all these gray skies, These gray skies These gray skies These gray skies
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PART 1: 7RAPPED [Verse 1] I feel so trapped I don’t have nowhere to go, I don’t have nowhere to turn Matter of fact Why am I tooting my horn when the boy still has so much to learn? Get off my back This is no way to be living, the fire within me still burns Till my heart is black Burnt to a crisp as this raging inferno consumes my whole soul, yeah I am so tired of walking around I am beating myself up inside Because I am not perfect, I thought I was perfect, but obviously that is a lie And why, do I feel like I’m such a God awful guy I mean everyone messes up, if you ain’t messing up then are you living your life? And I feel like everybody thinks it’s my fault I feel the eyes staring at me as I’m moving down the sidewalk Everybody knows it, man I swear they know it, I am frozen Waiting for someone to open their mouth and expose me The all-knowing up above knows what I’ve been going through I’ve upset my Father, now who else am I turning to? Who could’ve knew that one decision would affect me on a personal level I’m steaming like a kettle, I feel like a rebel who is trapped Like in Star Wars, there’s a dark force Clouding up my judgement, filling me up with remorse And I’m sore physically, my mind is draining mentally Why ain’t no one helping me, I’m definitely drowning I’m so lost in the frost, damn this world is so cold Reaching out into the darkness I’m just tryna get a hold Of the light and I fight, cuz I’m tryna see a better day But despite my efforts I can’t seem to keep the pain away I can’t put this gun away, finger on the trigger Thinking if I clench my fist then everything would disappear And I am so sick and tired of being so sick and tired And deep down inside I'm so done with being done All of this devastation I am feeling truly got me devastated Cuz I hate being hated and I love being loved And it’s tough, because enough ain’t enough And it’s like no matter what I am stuck And I feel like I’m trapped I still feel like I’m trapped Man I’m trapped I’m trapped I still feel like I’m trapped PART 2: MISFI7 WOES [Hook] I’m a misfit Yeah I’m just a misfit These are my misfit woes I’m a misfit Yeah I’m just a misfit These are my misfit woes [Verse 2] Look, I’m living in a world where I don’t fit in nowhere Suffocating, tryna breathe but I got no air My entire sense of having an identity complexes me Everywhere I go I don’t belong there My long hair always twisted in knots So when I scratch my head and ponder all my fingers get caught Obviously I am black, that’s what the melanin say But my wardrobe and knowledge make other blacks double take Like “Is he really like us?” “I don’t know check again” But then for everybody else I am their only black friend And so I’m forced to be the voice for every single African How can I speak out for a race that won’t even let me in? Damn, dandelion seed floating in the sky When I land, the wind kicks back up and once again I fly I’m just tryna find a place where I can settle down and grow But they start digging me up ‘fore my roots can even take ahold These are my woes [Hook] I’m a misfit Yeah I’m just a misfit These are my misfit woes I’m a misfit Yeah I’m just a misfit These are my misfit woes [Verse 3] It seem like everybody got something to say Everyone sees something in me that they think needs to be changed Ain’t it strange that it seems like I’m becoming less me Because I got so many people telling me what to be Or rather what not to be, but they don’t say what to do So I don’t know who to please, man your boy’s so confused All I know is I feel terrible, can’t stand the thought of failure I didn’t realize that sadness in me was so damn apparent Come on Clarence get a grip, this ain’t supposed to be you I thought that you were living your life as a complacent dude I’m in a vicious cycle, I’ve been steady spiraling, I’m dying Of a longing to belong and have a calling Damn, a dandelion seed floating in the sky When I land, the wind kicks back up and once again I fly I’m just tryna find a place where I can settle down and grow But they start digging me up ‘fore my roots can even take ahold These are my woes [Hook] I’m a misfit Yeah I’m just a misfit These are my misfit woes I’m a misfit Yeah I’m just a misfit These are my misfit woes [Verse 4] A dandelion seed floating in the sky When I land, the wind kicks back up and once again I fly I’m just tryna find a place where I can settle down and grow But they start digging me up ‘fore my roots can even take ahold These are my woes [Outro] 32.5% of college relationships are long distance. Only around two percent of couples will last and go on to marry their high school sweetheart.
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[Intro: Clarence The Kid & Kyana Smith] C: So uh, to be honest, you know… I’m kinda feeling you, you know what I’m saying? K: Boy, stopppp *giggles* C: Nah, I’m being for real, like honestly [Verse 1: Clarence the Kid] Girl I'm in love with you, don't you never ever doubt that In the bed girl I just wanna snug with you with your hand stroking my 6 pack Lemme take you on adventures, baby we can go exploring To the beach to the game in a Jeep on a plane, I know you feel a way, don’t ignore it I don’t wanna play no games, girl I’m just saying that I know that you like me And I feel you too, girl we come from the Bay where everything hella hyphy When I see you in them jeans with your hair let down girl you know it excites me And even with the sweats and the bun I can’t front girl you look just as enticing Can I be real for a second, girl I know you see the distance, yeah we both see it coming It got you tearing up quick like an open eyelid over a cut onion Just the thought of being separated aggravated your complacent view of how our dedication To each other was gonna suffer because another woman might swoop in and take a brother from ya sweet and tender lovin nope [Hook: Warren Hastings] Baby girl you're so great You're one of a kind You're one of a kind Baby girl you're so great You're one of a kind We've got nothing to lose Baby girl you're so great I’m really feeling you Oh baby, no no no Baby girl you're so great I want you to be my everything [Interlude: Clarence the Kid & Kyana Smith] K: I don’t know it’s just … things are different C: Different? What do you…? K: I don’t know if I feel the connection C: I don’t… I thought we were good, like I thought things were working fine K: I just… I don’t know… [Verse 2: Clarence the Kid] As of late, we’ve been going through the ringer But you still got that two heart ring upon your finger Which tells me that you’re in it for the long haul It’s been days since the last call, look It’s been a long time you and me have been together It was sunny at first now there’s so much stormy weather Damn, you had a brother feeling lighter than a feather Now my heart is getting heavy and the gravity won’t let up But keep your head up, maybe things will get better And we can be like we were, 2015 in December I remember sitting on that bench you had that college sweater Uh, I should’ve known when I saw that college sweater that The road ahead would bumpy and rough Plus the distance in between us would be making it tough Thinking back, girl those times was the happiest stuff Nowadays I think I’ve had enough, but you’re still great [Hook: Warren Hastings] Babygirl you’re so great I don’t wanna fight I don’t wanna fight Babygirl you’re so great I don’t wanna fight We’ve got so much to lose Babygirl you’re so great I can’t keep losing you Oh baby, no, no, no Babygirl you’re so great But what I really need Is what’s best for me [Interlude: Clarence the Kid & Kyana Smith] C: Yeah I… I feel like this isn’t really working out K: Honestly, I think you need to figure out who you are first, and we can talk about this later C: Yeah, okay… I guess that would be best... [Verse 3: Clarence the Kid] No, this ain’t a break up song But I don’t think it’s a make up song I still can’t tell how this has all gone wrong When we’ve been loving each other for such a long Time, to tell the truth I’ve been crying I’ve got so many pieces of myself that been dying I strapped myself into this rollercoaster ride Saw our future from the top of the hill as we were climbing (But now we’re falling down the other side) The coaster should have come with a sign That said heart must be this tough to ride But I never got the message And babygirl I don’t really know what’s bout to happen We might crash, we might be okay It doesn’t matter, at the end of the day Girl you’ve been great
9.
PART 1: 9AM PRAISE SONG [Verse 1: Clarence the Kid] 9am, it’s a beautiful day I woke up in the morning so I gotta give thanks Birds outside my window and they singing away So I gotta thank the Lord, yeah, I’m giving Him praise The plants on my windowsill in their regular place With their leaves stretching out tryna absorb the rays With the Son beaming down from the heavenly gates If they can blindly follow then I can for sure do the same So much thanks be to God, for He gives me the faith When I’m down He gives me hope to see a brighter day When I’m lost He gives me light so I can find my own way When I’m lonely, He’s the homie that makes sures I’m okay Oh man, I’m so humbled and so lucky He loves me His glory washes over me like the pebbles in the Truckee The kinda buddy that will give you butterflies in your tummy Can’t hide him from me because He’s the only one who knows of me [Hook 1] I’m blessed, I’m blessed Said I’m blessed, I’m blessed I’m grateful and I’m blessed Said I’m thankful and I’m blessed All praise to the most high He watches over me with a close eye There is not a single day that goes by Where I don’t think my God is a dope guy I woke up each and everyday And I hop out of bed giving Him all the praise Giving him all the praise This is my praise song [Verse 2: Clarence the Kid] I walk outside, thank God for the blessings Left foot, right foot, there’s some bounce to my stepping I feel invincible, I got the protection Daddy’s watching over me, I will die by no weapon I am who I am and I’m fine with me Wearing bright pink crocs walking down the street Got cargo shorts and a cheesy tee I’m just doing the things that make me happy And my hair’s nappy and my eyes baggy But I don’t give a damn, I still feel swaggy There is nothing in the world that I cannot be There is nothing in the world that can distract me From chasing dreams, I never thought that I Could ever be so damn satisfied But thanks to the man up in the sky I know everything’s gonna be alright To be honest I don’t really understand Why we’re living in a world that’s got so many demands You gotta get a job, make a couple hundred grand Get a girl and a car and you still won’t be the man Like damn, whoever thought that was the truth Better sit your butt down I won’t listen to you I spent so much time tryna follow the rules But in the end I was just sad and didn’t know what to do You a fool, screw your lesson I got one that’s even better We were put onto this earth so that we could love one another Be the butter to the bread, gotta take it all and spread Get that whole loaf covered and pass it ahead I’ve stopped taking as much as I actually give I am finally content, and heaven forbid I ever fall back to that, no I gotta get rid Of that negativity, thanks to God I can live [Hook 1] Cuz I’m blessed, I’m blessed Said I’m blessed, I’m blessed I’m grateful and I’m blessed Said I’m thankful and I’m blessed All praise to the most high He watches over me with a close eye There is not a single day that goes by Where I don’t think my God is a dope guy I wake up each and everyday And I hop out of bed giving Him all the praise Giving him all the praise This is my praise song [Interlude] I stand here before you as a God-fearing young man A young man who knows that with God all things are possible A young man who knows that God is not dead, he’s very much alive A young man who knows that prayer changes things A young man who knows that Jesus saves A young man who knows that God is the way, the truth, and the light A young man who loves God with all his heart and soul PART 2: THANK YOU FOR THE BLESSINGS [Hook 2: Emily Hunter] Another night and you’ll be knocking at my window I wouldn’t answer if I took my own advice You gave me something that I wanted to believe in I give up hope when every moment goes by Another night and you’ll be knocking at my window I wouldn’t answer if I took my own advice You gave me something that I wanted to believe in I give up hope when every moment goes by [Verse 3: Clarence the Kid] I used to be scared of failure, I used to be scared of demons I used to be scared of dying, had nothing I could believe in I was looking for a reason, life shifting like the four seasons Until I started believing in you You took me and held me closely I wasn’t even remotely Aware at our introduction that the Holy Ghost would show me An entire world of hope because the Lord already knows me That’s when I started believing in you I was so messy but my God cooked up a recipe That would take my mustard seed and grow it into a mustard tree He saw the best in me and He built me up exponentially That’s why I stay believing in you You inspire me and you lovingly embrace me and keep hugging me The miracles you perform in my life are always stunning me You were the first one who loved me, so in return I’m loving thee I’m blessed to be believing in you, yeah [Hook 2: Emily Hunter] Another night and you’ll be knocking at my window Another night and you’ll be knocking at my window You gave me something that I wanted to believe in I give up hope when every moment goes by Another night and you’ll be knocking at my window Another night and you’ll be knocking at my window You gave me something that I wanted to believe in I give up hope when every moment goes by [Verse 4: Clarence the Kid] Praise be to the Lord my God He brought back hope when the hope was gone He gave me life and he keeps me going And so he’s the one I devote this song to He’s the only person that would come through When I had nobody I could turn to I let God in and then “Pew” Now I have a fire that can burn through Every bit of doubt and fear I have stopped comparing myself to all my fears I will not let negativity bring the tears I’m on top of my game, I can hear all the cheers Of all the people that support me, my fam My friends, my God, and all of the fans In the stands with they hands in the air right here Let it breathe yeah Alright we right back in it like we just getting started Thinking back to 8th grade when I departed On a journey that would eventually make me an artist To be honest, never thought that this would happen so I’m honored And I’m ballin, not like I’m putting the rock through the lace No I’m bawling, I’m astounded by the depth of the grace I used to feel so alone, now I feel so at home No I could not condone my life and so I’ve grown Into the person that looks back at me from the crystal mirror Make it crystal clear, I’m happy that I met you Thank you for the blessings [Outro] End of the Digits program. 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The debut album of Clarence The Kid, with hit songs "WORKIN' 2 HARD", "MY TIM3", and "6RAY SKIES". Featuring vocals from Meghan Foley, Justin Chan, Etienne Green, Bobby Nahill, Emily Hunter, Tyreece Santana, Nina Ann, and Kyana Smith. Lyrics written by Clarence The Kid. Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU. Total run time: 42 minutes, 16 seconds.

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released May 19, 2017

1. I’M THE 1
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Accent Beats.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Additional Vocals by Meghan Foley.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.

2. WORKIN’ 2 HARD
Featuring Etienne Green.
Written by Joshua A. Smith & Etienne Green.
Produced by FlowGasm.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Additional Vocals by Justin Chan.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.

3. MY TIM3
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Cxdy.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.

4. S4N JOSE STORY
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Dran Fresh.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Additional Vocals by Bobby Nahill.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.

5. INTERSTATE 5
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Ghxst.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Additional Vocals by Emily Hunter & Tyreece Santana.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA & at Little AZU’s home in Pleasanton, CA.

6. 6RAY SKIES
Featuring Nina Ann.
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Young Taylor.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA & at Little AZU’s home in Pleasanton, CA.

7. 7RAPPED | MISFI7 WOES
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by DeeMarc & Gustavs Strazdins.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA & at Little AZU’s home in Pleasanton, CA.

8. YOU’RE SO GR8
Featuring Warren Hastings.
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Lucid Soundz.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Additional Vocals by Kyana Smith.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.

9. 9AM PRAISE SONG | THANK YOU FOR THE BLESSINGS
Featuring Emily Hunter.
Written by Joshua A. Smith.
Produced by Santos Santana & Squae Wicked.
Mixed and Mastered by Little AZU.
Additional vocals by M&O.
Recorded at the Gateway Extension of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.

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I believe everyone can be a kid.Everyone has an inner child locked up inside of them, buried behind an ever-growing pile of responsibilities and commitments that try to silence that part of your existence. My aim is to bring that child out. I think everyone is still a kid at heart. ... more

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