YOU CAN NOT BAIT A KING

by CAS METAH, D1 & SOULSEIZE

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Verse 1: Cas Metah I don't wanna complain 'cause I know the world going through changes and my problems ain't that major Ashamed to say I been doing okay other than I'm living in a dungeon with no chains on Play with the dogs in the yard 'cause I don't have neighbors so no dangers for a few acres Got a lot of freedom but not a lot of patience so I'm pacing looking for my papers Should be taking this time for more praying but I'm bored vaping my Volcano Not lazy, I'm laid off along with the nation really the world as a whole has been tainted Crazy ain't it? What's been painted seems like something from Satan's paint brush Can't rush, must just be still wait 'til the day the angels take field Hook 1: D1 I ain't got no job (I ain't got no job) And I ain't got shit to do (Got no money either) I could slack and get high (Every day is feeling like Friday) Or I could write a verse or two I'm borderline pourin' steam from this quarantine I'm too bored to scheme and can't record a thing Gotta be more to this that's in store for me I can't afford to waste time, this is war to me, yeah It's out of my hands, ah So I leave it to God, yah Verse 2: Cas Metah Woke up this morning first thing let the dogs pee then into the kitchen begin brewing coffee Got to be quiet to write while my broad sleep so I creep upstairs to the studio softly Make sure the speakers low volume the bass can't be knocking the window is closed so I'm open hot boxing Believe it or not that's when God speaks agape love's in the air all day Got strain so I got strains mind fillers time killers for these off days Went from watching the clocks race to stop wait wait, now every day of my life's a pause tape, great Until the crumble I'm stuck in the bubble mumbling cuss words under the rubble But I'm trying to stay productive with something can't let this bump in the road slow the hustle Hook 2: D1 I ain't got no job (I got laid off) And I ain't got shit to do (Feeling like Ice Cube) I could slack and get high (Hmm, I could do that) Or I could write a verse or two (That's what I'ma do) I'm borderline pourin' steam from this quarantine I'm too bored to scheme and can't record a thing Gotta be more to this that's in store for me I can't afford to waste time, this is war to me, yeah It's out of my hands, ah So I leave it to God, yah It's out of my hands, ah So I leave it to God, yah It's out of my hands So I leave it to God, ah
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Venom 02:41
Verse 1a: Cas Metah We swimming in a sea of creatures with deceitful leaders where a peaceful protest will lead to beating Streets are evil so I keep a lethal dose of knowledge locked up top cerebrum Not a genius but probably between the savant and B-List aye, you see this? I'm just looking out for fellow human beings they just looking out for yellow and blue, you know, the green kid Verse 1b: D1 Follow the money and you may find the evil from which it grows, that they climb Power corrupts even the best of men but if you come for my next of kin? That's fam So I'm rounding the troops to go to war, y'all Picturing nothing but a can of soup like Warhol I can't afford all the lies they sellin' me I'm drowning in debt from the BS you peddling Hook 1: D1 I tread through lies, they're so deceitful, yeah I'm trying to look out for my people, yeah I wanna live but life's so lethal, yeah I'm swimmin' through venom for wisdom, I need you now Verse 2a: Cas Metah Venom is mixing in the adrenaline count 'til the villagers are pillaging the premises Feels like it's fin to get a little bit militant if we don't get this under control, get under riot gear Not here to fight lives, here to fight fear fight lies trying to steer children clear of wisdom dear God if the end is near suspend the tears just give me your grip sincere Verse 2b: D1 Yeah, they poison our wells and tell you "drink from it" But I'm wondering how much more can we stomach? We plummet from each summit we reach But if we summoned a breach from it, then we could teach each other to seek wisdom Instead of seeking these truths through a deep prism which impedes vision, listen... Y'all ain't longin' for tidbits 'cause small ponds got everyone feeling like big fish Hook 2: D1 I tread through lies, they're so deceitful, yeah I'm trying to look out for my people, yeah I wanna live but life's so lethal, yeah I'm swimmin' through venom for wisdom, I need you now Outro: D1 Snakes in the grass Flash their fangs as you pass Snakes in the grass And they aiming for your ass
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Dream 02:58
Verse 1: Cas Metah Still on my trek still on my quest still on my journey and no I don't rest I don't have time got too many jobs behind the scenes like Wizard of Oz I'm on my grind while y'all sawing logs my hands in more than inside these walls Empires rise and empires fall some call it karma some call it God Long as there's armor I'm a stay guarded I'm a stay honest that's on my mom I'll remain solid taking in knowledge breaking up broccoli in a Raw Y'all so called leaders in trouble now when I strategize a battle cry hunker down Never easy to achieve, went from prince to a king pleased to meet ya I'm a dreamer from the underground Hook 1: D1 The taunts respond from all the pawns but you cannot bait a king My chakras strong, my armor's on and you cannot change a thing The Gods have called upon us all The voices of angels sing Stones skip along a frozen pond Can't shatter or break these dreams I dream.. (Dream, I dream) I dream, dream, dream I dream... (Dream, I dream) I dream, dream, dream (I dream and I, dream and I) I dream... (Dream, I dream) I dream, dream, dream I dream... (I dream) Yeah, I dream (I dream and I, dream and I) Verse 2: Cas Metah When I was prince, back as a kid my only dream was reach where I sit Now on the throne, now that I'm grown I'm in the zone and not gonna quit Here to spit game, always drop jewels None of us slaves but following rules is part of the way society moves gotta behave or freedom you lose I choose to use this wisdom in a time that's dim and dismal I keep the people wishful Don't leak misleading info be beneficial don't be a minstrel No I don't need the jesters you jokers can keep the gestures to yourselves 'cause even peasants need dreams of better Hook 2: D1 The taunts respond from all the pawns but you cannot bait a king My chakras strong, my armor's on and you cannot change a thing The Gods have called upon us all The voices of angels sing Stones skip along a frozen pond Can't shatter or break these dreams I dream.. (Dream, I dream) I dream, dream, dream I dream... (Dream, I dream) I dream, dream, dream (I dream and I, dream and I) I dream... (Dream, I dream) I dream, dream, dream I dream... (I dream) Yeah, I dream (I dream and I, dream and I)
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Verse 1: Sarob Yo, what a life that we livin' in Too sharp like Evelyn Toussaint when I'm riflin'... through pages On the road workin' out suitcases Wadin' in the water like crustaceans Waitin' in the wings got me too anxious Niggas swear they bomb, but they bombastics Got the seven up but got no basics I was rappin' better when I had braces Bruise a nigga 'til I get the blue faces Locked in the same lie, that's a hood thing Can't think of the good that it could bring In a past life I was whippin' Sebring Grippin' wood grain Got purp, got proof and the Seagrams Niggas sick that I see green, now they face all sea green Ain't my fault y'all C-grade Three eyes like Hiei, no sleep like Deray Revise what the pen do Flow swing like a pendu-lum Sound bump like it ingrew Ok, ok, maybe that ain't satisfy Habesha, push until they pacify I'll be sure night and day I got songs Pharcyde would play The shine a label can't sign away Hook 1: D1 I'm glidin' I'm flyin' Ayy, I'm floatin', I'm floatin', I'm floatin', I'm floatin', survivin' Told you don't you panic when you ride with me We could take the planet, build a dynasty Let me do my thing and you can vibe with me It'll be a sight to see, ay Verse 2: Kashis Keyz Life filled with Backwoods and beer bottles Failed attempts at Instagram models But it's cool when your raps over heads like Hindu women Swear I'm better than..Wait, no, be specific Towards the top till my bank account's Egyptian Money so old, statements read in hieroglyphics Wait, ball so hard, watch as I pivot Wait, catch what I'm pitchin' 'Cause I ain't on a mound, yeah yeah yeah Ayy, wait... The whole squad hold me down, yeah yeah yeah Ayy, wait... We the voice of the city, yeah yeah yeah Ayy, wait... We the talk of the town, yeah yeah yeah Ayy, wait... So, excuse me while I pass gas Wait... Blunts, papers, gasmasks Wait... Liquor-filled pool, I'm divin' in it Never was opposed to skinny dippin' I'm the bomb, hear me tickin' Flow ill, it's so sickenin' Always knew I had drive, surprised the pace quickens Fuck your two cents, I'm still penny pinchin' Lookin to score, life always fourth and inches Homies chasin' snitches, not quidditch 20/20 when adjustin' my vision No glasses, we toast with the bottles No class, we graduated with honors in the school of Hard Knocks, yes, your Honor Case closed, I'm just tryin' to live my dreams without my eyes closed, so here I go like... Hook 2: D1 I'm glidin' (I'm glidin') I'm flyin' (flyin') Ayy, I'm floatin', I'm floatin', I'm floatin', I'm floatin', survivin' Told you don't you panic when you ride with me We could take the planet, build a dynasty Let me do my thing and you can vibe with me It'll be a sight to see, ay Verse 3: Cas Metah This one's for the rap fans who clap hands when they hear attractive styles Travel miles out of bounds just to be in and out of towns rapid fire On some Quick Draw McGraw rock for y'all then I'm gone back to the hotel N2DEEP, can't back up now 'cause y'all done tapped the wire Oh well that's fine I never been a quitter at life little but I fight like a tribe Stoner over bi-polar though I just wanna vibe "Electric Relaxation" to "Acoustic Levitation" I put on Devin The Dude to get in the mood to take me to new places Wake and bake with sativa and a Guayaki Yerba Mate I probably mispronounced it but I don't give a rat's A that's a rat's ass for you fast cats following garbage, Yachty you rolling up shake I'm rolling up flame shaking and rolling a Yahtzee And yeah I'm rolling with Bombay, Bombeardo on the 'Gram ask Blast, nobody can stop me, De Niro on the cam Been here for years bro, 40 albums in the can before I turn 4-0 man watch I got a plan, Metah
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Yeah yeah check it out, Cas Metah, Acey, Plee Verse 1: A-Plus It's all to the great, let us pontificate all get the cake in a place we ball in a different way No work I give no fucks 'bout what you did today bad energy get away gossiping like these chickens man Titillating and tantalizing when Adam's rhyming different patterns and timing hit like hammers is firing Keep it to yourself unless you plan on retiring I'll swing, you make me mad as a viking I'm horny on the purp, they corny out the gate I know I'm late shit lil' mama wore me out, okay? Never forget I'm the flow inventor, your whole incentive close the distance on ya foe agenda I'm no pretender The king birthing the dreamers I eat the whole placenta Feminine minions and simpletons scared to go against ya The kind tyrant hit you with all types of items first it's a tire iron, here come the fire hydrant, Plus Hook 1: D1 Let me know if it's real Is it somethin' I could feel? What's the deal? My heart's in everything I write so my soul is taking flight Best believe I earned my stripes Shining star up in the sky, can you find me? Is it real? Is it somethin' I could feel? What's the deal? My heart's in everything I write so my soul is taking flight Best believe I earned my stripes Shining star up in the sky, can you find me? Verse 2: Cas Metah Students of the game, pupils grew into teachers carrying the torch through the studio speakers Everything organic from the food to the features never fly in any circles where the vultures can reach us We just keep it humble, one hundred, that's why they love us we leaving the egos on tuck until we busting The season for emceeing's back, don't be fronting y'all been clubbing for a long run now it's time to shut down Ain't got a problem with it, just got a lot of spittin' I got to get up off of my chest and get up out my system So come and ride this rhythm, ain't got to lie to kick it I grew up bumping Boot Camp Clik and New Edition If you listen then you know that I have true intention killing with witnesses so no question who the hit men Do your diligence don't be some pseudo synonym we the realest dudes in existence come scoop a souvenir Hook 2: D1 Let me know if it's real Is it somethin' I could feel? What's the deal? My heart's in everything I write so my soul is taking flight Best believe I earned my stripes Shining star up in the sky, can you find me? Is it real? Is it somethin' I could feel? What's the deal? My heart's in everything I write so my soul is taking flight Best believe I earned my stripes Shining star up in the sky, can you find me? Verse 3: Aceyalone Let this be a reminder of what it takes man and what it took I was out there looking for a mic check even lost a rook Sometimes I wish I could rewind it, a second look Write another song for Hip-Hop, put one in the books The gate keeper over hundreds of thousands of sleepers The great leaper over crowds of innocent sheeple Raising up over the smoke I feel the power, yeah let the knowledge shower my folks it's all ours I know Gets lonely enough on a gun tower pointing these lyrics at them when I know that they were coward Devoured, so grounded, minds well rounded sounded off loud for the ones that was down when it counted And that's a lot to ask for I'm still scarred from my last war past wars But we made it through and we made this for you 2022 you might just get the interview, we keep it true Yeah, Ace One, A Plee, Cas Metah, uh Hook 3: D1 Let me know if it's real Is it somethin' I could feel? What's the deal? My heart's in everything I write so my soul is taking flight Best believe I earned my stripes Shining star up in the sky, can you find me? Is it real? Is it somethin' I could feel? What's the deal? My heart's in everything I write so my soul is taking flight Best believe I earned my stripes Shining star up in the sky, can you find me?
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Cas Metah first met Soulseize in 2009 via the world wide web when the Zurich, Switzerland based producer reached out to Cas. Cas was so blown away by the beat he sent, he wrote and recorded the entire song in one day, and they've been working together consistently ever since.
D1 first met Cas Metah through a string of shows in Columbus, Ohio around 2015. After crossing paths a few times, Cas reached out to D1 for a feature, which happened to be on a beat produced by Soulseize. Fast forward to the 2020 quarantine, the song was still unreleased, so with a little extra time on their hands, the trio agreed to combine forces to create a project sure to please true fans of heartfelt, soulful hip-hop!

The project also includes guest features from Aceyalone (of Freestyle Fellowship), A-Plus (of Hieroglyphics/Souls Of Mischief), Sarob, and Kashis Keyz. Cover Art by Ghost Octopus.

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released July 3, 2020

Lyrics and vocals by Cas Metah and D1 (except guest features)
Beat production by Soulseize
Mixed by Soulseize and D1
Mastered by Cas Metah
Cover art by Ghost Octopus

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