Eye & I Album

Artist(s): Kardinal Offishall

Cover Art

Kardinal Offishall Eye & I Cover Art

Tracklist

Breakdown (Keep Moving)

length: 4:43
producer: Kardinal Offishall
co-producer: Saukrates

[Kardinal Offishall]
I just started, just finished
Lyrics complete the circle of a rap singer
Combine with feeling mean and plus a reason
And to rock it for the season
And niggas on the lookout
Take away your strips of General status, baddest
Always move them anyways
Creep only when I attack my rap squad are fake Gods
Faker than their tongue, strung out
From the tongue out bring out fraudulence
To the audience cause they are conveyors of pestilence
Maintenance is heaven sent (sense)
The pretense, I blow up to create a science based on reliance
In fact, you will agree, that it is to be a real emcee
Such as he who's I, clear the third eye to reveal I
I remain the high emcee, the Kardinal, Mr. Ritchie
Niggas in control over and above thee
Took the lyricy, for I will be the nigga to lead
The sea of lost souls to see the light
Forever in the night time
Write rhymes, lock lines, lyrical stop signs
Making mental envision the precision and quick to descend
The decision, is yours I go on the drink Coors
And rock encores for packed floors, yo
We keep moving

CHORUS [Denosh] (Saukrates-background)
Keep on moving (keep moving, don't stop (don't stop it)
Keep rocking (keep rocking y'all)
Keep on moving (keep moving, don't stop (don't stop it)
Keep rocking (keep rocking y'all)

[Kardinal Offishall]
On some new stuff
The native son like Richard Pryor
Cause we move ta, your expeditions must be tight
I light a torch and look at a tunnel
Cause brothers are after what they can see
So when I make your moves, yo they be after me
And my entourage, will flexes connects your mind
With a cause, some will kill for a yard
Hard is the state of my people nowadays
Slinging rock can change a man's mind many ways
When are you seen as a dollar for a killing
Killing for a dollar is as easy as the rhyme scheme of Top Billin'
Making a million itch, a billion itch
Where niggas they be building itch, to chill and itch
For the future, the new world order
I'm showing you that I will be ordering itch
Inside the new world, doing what I got to do to make Brown for my seeds
I will bleed before a man tries to make a step outta me
Function on higher levels like a Shoalin Priest on Hydro
I can see time flies yo
So when we making moves, you either with me
Yo what skills you lack so weak niggas step back and keep moving

CHORUS

In the midst like Betty Crocker, once said by God's son
Twice spoken by Kardinal, ooh, check how I flow
So many niggas up inside the Circle without purpose, singing with the F
To the train trying to fat up their purses
Prophecy disperses like some oil inside of water
Niggas prepare of the slaughter, overseen like a father
?????? like a white collar crime
Up in the blue collar world
That's why I wear a mandarin to avoid the sin
Niggas of the F.O.S., we the monopoly
The Trivial Pursuit of making loot, they never stopping me
But one day I will make a G, times I buy another G
Mr. Super road in life, manager troop
Back with the Figures Of...
I'm hailing up the fifty herbs, stale in the house
And some people think it's shitty that I rock and it's a pity
You know the busi-ness, while I'm riding in my auto breathing L and drinking Guinness
Keep moving

CHORUS X2

[Saukrates]
I got honeys in the room getting it on
And they ain't leaving 'til six in the morning
T-dot O-dot
Feel it, uh
Here we here we here we go

On Wid Da Show

length: 4:07
It was a cool and lonely
Offishall style that coerced her to smile
Chalk another to the file
Quest for breasts, my intent to impress the mistress
So cess broke the ice like Gretzky
I told she give me your signiture or number
Slumber could follow if I check you tomorrow
Who, ate, simply went to my date's
Now my belles apparel, why spoil the king's night
Eat chicken at 3 and the skin at 4 o'clock
Who, again I reach the girl's door
Just call me FT cause her birthday suit is sore
Hit the floor in a hearts swift motion
Lotion the skin and like caress all me
In the cup, arm in the cup
Hittin that spot that's g
You know I do your head sheet
That the hit was a nap and the biggest ever sold
Took 5 minutes for the cannon to explode
She said do you love me and I said no
The she slapped my face I grabbed her and said ho
Do that again and the story gets told
To stick it in was nice, but yo I'll get more
Cause Offishall's out for mine and then some
I hit some and leave some then on wid da show
word up

CHORUS (2x)

One for the money and two is for my clothes
And three is for the calls, pause
And four is for the trick and stuff
Wanna bang with us and the game for the dough
Yo on wid da show

I knew this girl named Susan
Fly skin from the islands
And Trini who always had a dress that's cut mini
And tempt to get praise and so the skin lay low
And only playin hostess when niggas got dough
One day I see her rollin with these niggas that I knew
Walkin through the downtown about a half past 2
So I warn my niggas word up she livin foul
She just smiled and said 'Yo nigs yo know my style'
Who, eh was that John young
He took her to the palace his moms was not home
She undressed herself to reveal the unresistable
Coca-cola body while he bobbin like motorola
38-32-46 my my my
Only problem was she wouldn't spread her thighs
Said I need a hundred, my nigga said well
Just suck up on my jewels until my headpiece swell
Yo she said do you love me and he said no
This queen got dressed he grabbed her and said ho
Do what you do but no (?) will flow
Nice try, on the real niggas only make dough
Yo on wid da show

CHORUS (2x)

Now to my uptown rollers, go and get yours
If your sippin over proof inside a Lex Coupe
Shotgun, whats up with them niggas that passed
Real gs make peace and get pieces that last (on the real)
On the real I ain't about bustin steel
Praise the almighty I won't sway not even slightly
Give thanks for my life and for my boys
And for my blood
For all them true heads that make noise
While niggas pose hard we do the Kardinal dance
While you're still leavin a jam with your hands inside your pants
Kardinal Offishall will do it for you broke
Yo, cause one's for the money and we on wid da show
You didn't think so

CHORUS (3x)

Da Brown

length: 4:14
INTRO [Kardinal Offishall]
Yo yo, this is me
(what's going on Kardinal?)
Yo, here the other day I was walking on the E-W right
(uh huh)
A crew man come up to me
(yo)
Talking, talking the... you know what I mean
(yo, niggas can't front on the uptown nigga)
Yo, you know how, you know you know you know the deal, you know what I mean
(Of course I know the deal, it's the E-W son)
Yo, check it out, you I can tell them, you know what I'm saying
(What you say?)
Yo yo yo, check it out yo

[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo niggas be crazy to pass me, last seed to see me
Saw me before he was his rap dream die with all of his team
Yo F.O.S. niggas scheme on how to infiltrate a milly stock
Mooch or cream silly, go for delf
What you like how we go back to Cali, kick a suede walking billy
Hoes like big Willy in their Pelle Pelle Pelle
Fonzarelli, I burn niggas
Roll with the do anything to earn niggas
You learn niggas, F.O.S. don't pull triggers
We pull out a stack and pay a nigga to make you die quicker
Rolling in Sauk's Acura
Dial the cellular, to the G-man
Contemplate D-plan, make everything swing
None of the Circle will sing a song sweet to the po-po
It's a vision in four or four straight because nobody know where you go
Try breakfast in a Hugo, large to meet your crew
Your life has left the Earth without a Clue Clue

CHORUS 1 [Kardinal Offishall]
Yo my team gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown" <-- ???
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Ayo my Circle gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Ayo my team gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Ayo my team gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"

[Kardinal Offishall]
Word, this is for my brother in my Circle (niggas)
F.O.S. Paranormal Circle (niggas)
You pull the trigger, I pull the caps
Flow gas plus the ass, you think it won't go so
Just ask Ro Ro, Lockjaw or Abie, Buck tooth or Mobb
Chiggy Chase or Kay Bee
Who got that Swazy flow, kind of style?
Ask any nigga living, they'll say Offishall
Get files the IRS couldn't capture
Rapture like Anita, prophylactics like Bonita
Bet ya my OSAP, K-A will meet a face within ten days of grace
Deep like bass, watch these rap niggas get all up in your tonsil
With us nigga, you'll be Mourning like Alonzo
Think it won't happen, Offishall don't bluff
Step inside my Circle and we'll show how ruff
And it's on

CHORUS 2 [Kardinal Offishall]
Yo my team gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Dat dirty "Brown Brown Brown"
Ayo my Circle gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Yo my team gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Yo my team gets down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"
Down to da "Brown Brown Brown"

[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo, each and every day my crew gets better
You pull a fast one, I'll pull the leather
Interior, inferior, efforts make the next nigga superior
You'll soon see the next contest to get flipped with the quickness
Quickness of the bush makes it easy to push
Feel the inside while I ride it like a yazoo(?) car
Like high school I get high, rub the sternum like Mackie
Reality do or die, you or I is the styli
Try to diamond mind, surely you will be found
In a pine boxes with quilted lining, huh
Shining from the North Star, breaking concentration like the hyman
It's all about timing, rhyming in the cut
Yo what you thinking you proving by your feet not moving
While you play the plaster, me holding up the walls
I be on the dance floor with your girl up on my...

CHORUS 2

[Kardinal Offishall]
Ayo Offishall get down to "Da Brown Brown Brown"
Down to "Da Brown Brown Brown"
Dat dirty "Brown Brown Brown"
Word up
Know what saying
Dance down to the brown
On the Hill, in the uptown
Ya, this is how we do it now
Yo, for def niggas
Rolling with the Figure niggas
Like so and I'm out, the outro *echoed*

Hint-A-Lude

length: 0:43

Mysteries

length: 4:34
INTRO [Kardinal Offishall] {Saukrates
Yo
Yo Sauks
{Yo what man, what up?
Last night man, last night I was out by this club, yo
This man talking to me outside telling me how much he axe inside my ear
Trying to stress the F.O.S. brothers nawhatImean?
Know what I mean, talking about a whole bunch of de nuttin'
Yo check this out man
Yo check out what this go
Check this out like this

[Kardinal Offishall]
Niggas is it what you do?
Or what I'm thinking that I can accomplish?
Either way I'mma dog your shit, because you ain't a hit
Brother up there talking loud, you're rocking a crowd ain't nothing
Freestyling and so what in the world are you think you going to do
With that wack crew, your whole damn setup
F.O.S. should get wet up 'cause those niggas don't let up
Word up, they rock every show and they think they large
Y'all niggas y'all talk to every hoe and think that how it go
Well this is how it is, I'mma teach y'all nigs the biz
While you claim to know the street when there's a barrel to your cheek
Y'all niggas crying like you're sweeter than a box full of Pot of Gold chocolates
Let me really tell you how it should be told
Y'all niggas couldn't last up in the real world
With real G's get shot and lyrics don't mean shit to a cop
When y'all niggas do dat, for real dat one cap peel type shit
The Nonce brothers might quit
But until that point in time, keep going with your rhyme
And I'm come to every show and make sure I drop dimes
And yell aloud freestyle, in attempt to make you plop
'Cause my shit don't stop until y'all niggas drop
Word up

CHORUS X2 [Kardinal Offishall] {Female R&B
You know it ain't right (right) {you know it ain't right]
Haters try to copy but they can't (right right)
{The mysteries in the night
The mysteries in the night got me flipping, evil players got me dipping
Circle maintain outta sight (that's right)

[Kardinal Offishall] {Saukrates
Yo Sauks, {what up?
Niggas think we can't kick this shit for real
But I'mma let 'em know, quite how the show go
Up inside the T-dot, oh yes the flex is genuine
Ten individuals with the style imperial
And we might pull ya gal, word up that's the Offishall style
No doubt we in this to win this, I wrote the book and drink the Guinness
And we made a stack waiting for y'all niggas to finish
Your bitching, switching up your testimony every time
Talking other shit 'cause he couldn't fuck with the line
First we couldn't rap, now we can't get strapped
Brother I don't get down like that, but Super G got my back
And Y-Look got the headline, your girl got my waistline
In time you will see the F.O.S. niggys
Down straight from excellence, your pestilence
Keeps pushing us to the top, yo brother it don't stop
It don't stop y'all

CHORUS x2

[Kardinal Offishall]
Just because you keep calling my name, momma that you know
The Kardinal Mr. Lu doesn't run from a crew
Ask my man Choclair
If you test we'll tear your section in half to divide the aftermath
The Circle rocks hard to maintain our title
While you bustin' caps for nothing, we get paid for our recital
Bitch, do not ever mess with the squad, I told u it don't stop 'til they kill hip-hop
And even then we'll still rock for the heads that still with it
And even if it's one, we'll get the job done
Player, better wave your hands in the air
So your crew can get dropped, for real it don't stop
We'll still rock for the heads that still with it
And even if it's one we'll get the job done
Player, better wave your hands in the air
So your crew can get dropped, for real it don't stop
It don't stop y'all

CHORUS X3

OUTRO [Kardinal Offishall] {Female R&B
Yeah yeah, on the Hill, come on
{Mysteries in the night
Uh huh uh huh
Forever baby, to the year 2G, know what I'm saying
Word up we out
Like that and uh, like this and uh

P.W.O.T.

length: 4:04

[Kardinal Offishall]
Offishall (right)
Nappy heads true to the words aristocrate (true)
Brother function with an automatic slang
Yang makes the ying, we slang rhyme banging off the walls
Like Brooklyn Smalls, yo we Biggie
Yo must trust bust, though it's my time to bust too
Hustle you I must, cause your crew might get dust too
Frustration, cause I can't make a mil
Without Jully burst, follow a my burst, try burst
Makes my niggas crackhurst, and dispersed in the realm
My timing is perfect like synchronized rewinding
Of my lining (style), moving (style)
Like keys we the freshest, believe it or not like Ripley's
Yo, them G's ain't really heard about my (flow)
Cause they too hardcore to (know)
That I am the flow (pro), my bro pocket stretch like Armstrong
Yo my niggas got it going on, it's right where I belong
On top, never will we be stuck at number ten
Number one is where start and number one is where we end up
And up friend up, niggas fronting jewels (lets do this)
Cause my crew will bring the real ting

CHORUS X2 [Kardinal Offishall & Afrolistic]
We always look like we have a million
We gets down yo, regardless of what we feeling
(Say what?)
Real niggas make moves by the hundreds
We straight up or you blunted, yo this is how we run kid

** pager goes off **
[KO] yo babes, what's up?
[Female] Nothing much, what's up with you?
[KO] Yo you ever hear this nigga named Afrolistics?
[Female] No, who's that?
[KO] Yo check this shit out, aight!

[Afrolistics]
I consume the hydro weed, for hyper speed
Afro and Kardinal, two officials making the new breed
Circle productive, poetic structure
Always intent to blow you out the frame
We tied you down, I contain
Paranormal and F.O.S. are out for the platinum, that be framed
We scoped out the terrain, to find niggas that was slain
Serving 25 to lifers, for they weren't sufficient writers
I be pulling all nighters, to increase my penmanship abilities
With no trace of leakage, my CPU
Fully programmed, while yours suffers from (glitches)
You love to chat, no you getting popped from the hinges
You entered the game you couldn't handle, now you shitting
Cause you got disqualified from your mission
Now listen, Aftrolistic only operates on precision
Hibernates only with those that have ambition
Never ass kissing, unless it is my wifey
Rocking beats with ease, like Saukrates
It's all about the connect of the two families
The scholars with the entities collecting the cheese
Equal ways, 3-60 degrees
Our anthem is, vandalous marvelous
Pass the trees, it's all about the will
And this is how we chill, with our players on Capitol Hill

CHORUS X2

[KO] Yeah
[A] Yeah yeah
[KO] Kardinal Offishall
[A] Afrolistics
[KO] F.O.S. Crew
[A] Paranormal
[KO] This is how we do
[A] The Circle
[KO] Don't stop baby, KC and Thomas
[A] Choclair
[KO] BJ Supreme
[A] Lock Jaw
[KO] Bucktooth
[A] This is how we do
[KO] This is how we do this
[A] For real
[KO] Nigs from outta town
[A] Yeah

My Niah

length: 4:14

INTRO [Kardinal Offishall] {L.J.}
Where your girl at? Where she at?
Yeah yeah, grab her
Grab dat, let's do this, let's do this
Do this
Uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh
{Baby darling} yeah yeah
Uh huh {Baby}
Word word, uh huh, uh huh uh huh
Yeah yeah
You don't stop and a...

CHORUS [L.J.] {Kardinal Offishall}
It's been a long time waiting, for a good time around me
Sweet baby
{Bring it in, bring it in like so, yeah}
It's been a long time waiting, for a good time around me
Sweet baby

[Kardinal Offishall]
After the sunlight my niggas shines on like a diamond
Cool in my mind, finding time to chill
Ill thoughts corrupt my senses
Caressing my eye lenses, mending my personals
My nigga's eyes are black and easy to see through (true)
Into the soul, all attempts have been made to link up with that cool strut
But they get brushed to the side (right, right)
My nigga's with me for the long ride
Over and over, explosions like a supernova
Some say a superhoe but never go there
My nigga is for me and that's all she be, for real
For fake never, ever disrespect my lifeline
My nigga makes my water wine, while I worship the waist line
Waste time sometimes, could you do we have to rep
Cause you can not beat no face with your crew (true)
Something about my nigga that make me act ill
I can't figure it out, but I ain't trying
Denying what's true to me, you don't even matter see (see)
Cause the cat rules everything around me (word)
Sometime I disrespect my crew, but you they know how we do
Cause we all bounced the ball out the blue
In fact it's wack sometimes, never will I dis my girl, how you figure
She my nigga
In fact it's wack sometimes, but never will I dis my girl
How you figure, yeah she my nigga
Word, life

CHORUS

[L.J.]
It's like this when I bust the swiftness off of the top
I need a nigga to pickup the feelings when I feel like dropping
Stopping all the stress I got, press up against my chest
Forget about the rest of the worries
Cause the world is just a mess
I need a nigga I can kick it with at anytime whatever whenever
I provide the time as long as we're together
Forever I will watch your back, as long as you watch mine
With you, everything is fine because I regained my peace of mind
And hate those other fraud niggas walking around like thy much bigger than
Eye & I, you couldn't even try to be my nigga
Forget that nigga, that nigga's sits on someone elses
Forget the other that only bothers with the riches
Can't sweat the next and the rest there's only God and me as bitches
Immature, know only as snitches talking your business
My nigga is my partner, my shorty, my lady
The one I'm chilling with when everybody else is crazy
And against me, the very last person to understand me
The outlet to release the stress, and fixations held within me
My girl's had the most the rest the nigga's them couldn't test my nigga
Cause life she is God almighty, too extract for you to figure

CHORUS X2

[Kardinal Offishall] (L.J.)
(Baby darling)
It's like that and a (baby)
And like that and a...
You don't stop and a...
And it goes like so
It goes like uh
Like this, hit me like that
And it goes like so (baby darling, baby)

Madmoizellez

length: 4:52

INTRO [Kardinal Offishall] {Female voice}
So what's going on?
{Well, you know. Things have been happening}
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
You always talk that things have been happening stuff
You know what I'm saying
I want thinks to be happening between me and you
You know mean
{Oh everything's cool and everything, but I don't know}
{I don't know, I just don't know}
Yo, I don't have time for that I don't know stuff
You know what I'm saying, I'm ready to do this now
You know mean
I'm a man who's used to not settling down with one girl you know but
Yo, like for real I'm break myself down you know I want you to be with me
You know what I'm saying

[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo, first things first
I Kardinal seems to always find a way
To strip my soul of a bad man's status
The phone apparatus seems to be my killer
Before the soundwaves slices my heart all of my insides tenses
All of my senses telling me the next flex
Cause my Madmoizellez, tone suggest I am alone
Madmoizelle have a different face, different body same character
Because it lives within the nature, that's why it's natu-ral to the Offishall
That I should live for the time, so that I won't lose my mind
Word up
To give you artificial, hoping futuristic dreams about a never-ending team
What the fail to neglect, is that in retrospect
Why they take a piece of you, what you receiving isn't true (word up)
How many times you hear that I'm gonna, we're gonna
Check it, just get to steppin' cause you're damaging my reppin'
My best friend's suppose to be my ace
When both of we is genuine, then I might let you shine Madmoizelle
My best friend's suppose to by my ace
When both of we is genuine, then I might let you shine Madmoizelle

CHORUS [Wade O. Brown]
Baby when I know
I know how to leave Madmoizelle
I will put you on as well
There's no fronting, all of we can do
I know you can be my Madmoizelle
I was with you on as well
There's no stopping all of we can do

[Kardinal Offishall]
I was lead to believe that both of we would be
In the same vicinity, for infinity
Check the lyricy, talks of walking, sexin' in parks after dark
Turn to private relation, for word sensation
Dreams of my seed having you there to raise him right
And while he's sleeping, I can bust a lyric to your heart heating
I bear with...
But those weren't suppose to be an option
After crossing lines of manhood, tears we both feared
But I knew I wasn't gonna, as long as I had you in my corner
But then you as a friend started to disappear
I couldn't hear what you was saying
Just, the Madmoizelle's face displaying
Enough young, but old enough to know the best is incomprehendable
The grasp of life you possess, if you taught me something
It was to be solo on the search, you should be attached to no one
Ambilicals was cut at birth, Madmoizelle

CHORUS

[Kardinal Offishall]
Where you were carasseing me, emotionally undressing me
I couldn't wait for the next session and counting blessings
Now that you were part of life, living through dramas wasn't nothin'
No fronting, your aspiration let me know that you were something
A mind's travel to distance places, on top of mountains
Touching the sky together through different climates and weather
But this was all reduced to a verbal seduce
When I was introduced to past, all that going too fast isht
Once bitten, twice shy, once written Eye & I
Seen many doves cry but I never heard you lie
Still the one thing that scares me is that you're true
Although it's ripping me apart, can't go back and stop supporting you
Breddrens for life, nobody else could share your title
Besides God, money and Mom, it's in you that I see you knight
Looking in your eyes is poof, with powers of bud
It's a wonder that we never made love

CHORUS

Hint-A-Lude

length: 0:11

Make It Happen

length: 4:53

[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo, naughty and ready
Come to claim the party
Kardinal and Red-1 are gon' spark the mic
We massive from the West to the East side of Barn(?)
All the weak sounds can't come it
We sing, Oh Lord Mr. Kardinal style nice times twice
Red-1 on the mic device mice times two
Original imperial lyrical manifestations of freshness
Best in these politics called rap music
Abuse it like a pedophile on coke
Eighth wonder of the world, tallest freestyle structure
Flucuate a verb like Misfit
With that on my team I wouldn't risk it
That's the sound of my biscuit
Ready flip it

[Red-1]
Yo, actions speak louder than words, so lets do this
Don't know we business, don't know that we the rudest
The specialist yes we must progress
Gwan express manifest obtain and invest in self-interest
And watch the fly multiply, Red-1 and Kardinal
Yes you must recognize, to this I testify
By the ways of the Samurai
If I fail to make it happen, then I accept to die
Cause, no progress, that is a problem
East vs. West, enough man are dead
Stay penniless, that not work again
Tell you what, we make it happen
Occupied by vibes and not gun clapping
Through rapping, we build foundations
With this brings levels of realization
If somebody got to rule, why can't we be the ones?
Like

CHORUS [Saukrates]
Chic-blow
Deform your structure with no problem
You thought you knew, but I am you times ten
You want some of this and brign your foundation
Seen, come again

[Kardinal Offishall]
Knock you out lilke my initials
Evil style like Proctor-Gamble, on your life like Suge Knight
[Red-1]
We check them gwan write, we a respect them
Cause, them are our enemy we are dem no friend
[Kardinal Offishall]
When an MC lick hot, let them send them to the West
Make Chemo drop beats 'til them less palm's fist
Pump this a in your Beamer
[Red-1]
Yes we be the.. General Official
Pedophiles when it comes to the instrumentals
Combine styles, and commence with crackin'
Conquer the world and Trump girls make it happen
Rascalz in a dis with F-O-S specialist, no stress
Watch how we big up our chest
[Kardinal Offishall]
I'm a hip hop trackster running
Seen the other feet have a better chance of seeing the second coming of Christ the Lord
He's my light and salvation, Mr. Kardinal combine with Red-1
All de come down
Original gun yapper, put down your water gun
[Red-1]
Whoever your God is, say your prayer and bye
Cause everybody a fin go, it your turn to die
So why why why?
Why must I be crucify, hey boy stop cry
And identify who's on your side
Cause it ain't the Red-1 or the Kardinal

CHORUS

[Red-1]
Ayo, right now
Right and now, if a boy fi test, he gon get licked down
Cause, that's how we like it
It's absolute niceness
[Kardinal Offishall]
They not ???? if they you know you walk straight
Cause a man might debate, and if you really irate
Put in your style bait fate, chosen by the devil
While I reach the higher level, you steaming like a pale kettle
[Red-1]
So God sickle, let the big man handle this
Under pressure, the situation's delicate
Ready with the steadiness of a surgeon
We write the version, like the goods of a virgin
[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo, all naughty walk to a pumpkin belly
Jah lead enough niggas trying to buy Pelle Pelle
With no food a in your belly
Crip youth and smelly
But your clothes look crisp
Red-1 the lyricist
[Red-1]
And down the Offishall, when a shoot and miss
M-I-C twin clips is what we armed with
I check you a master of Kung-Fu
If you got verbs and nerves to try to dis our crew
[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo might dis you
If you try to run contest with our crew
While we running with the majors
Niggas going gold off their demos
Strength coming from your peeps, while I'm solo like a rolo
[Red-1] ** chanting **

CHORUS X2

W.I. Philosophi

length: 1:26

[Miss Raelene]

Fertility
Health
Strength
Guidance
Love
No matter which part you come from
No matter who you think you are
You could be a bad man from uptown
Or a wicked youth from Bermuda
No matter
When it comes to your mother you're soft like over ripe plantin
Those who disrespect their mothers disrespect themselves
You can tell your brethren to *fuck* off
But you can't tell your mother you love her
Boy you're soft
Come now how you so
How you sky larkin so how you sleepin
What happened to you
For you don't find people spend enough time to make sure you grow the right way
You'll find yourself in a jail cell next to all the rest of your friends now go ahead

Sweet Marie

length: 4:02
producer: Saukrates

[Kardinal Offishall]
Sweet Marie
CHORUS [Nicole Sinclair]
So sweet so sweet so sweet
Oh sweet Marie, Marie, Marie
So sweet so sweet so sweet
Oh come on, sweet Marie
So sweet so sweet so sweet
Yeah
So sweet so sweet so sweet

[Kardinal Offishall]
Sweetest Marie, it is to thee that I dedicate
Me, myself and I for all of eterni-tie
Without you I wouldn't have made it this far, this far
Tell me how to live right and how to live wrong too
But it only made me stronger
Wisest of wise enough, strongest of the strong
Now who love what I see
In life, before me, stands a headstrong woman
Overworked and underpaid, stress ridden
First class middle class person
Type rehearsing of your values
Made an easy path for me to be who I be (let's see)
One half of my creation, 100% Jamaican
50% T-dot, 50% not anything mentioned before
But pure unadulterated love
Even though sometimes I can't get down with your actions
I'm passing that, for the positive things that I see in you
Dedicated to the one sweet Marie

CHORUS

[Kardinal Offishall]
Giving birth to a black man in this land
Is similar to angels being placed in the palm of the devil's hand
Corruption all around and surrounded by greed and lust
And trust (trust), that you will appear when the sun
But I am not one, all praises due to my mother
I love my father too, but sweet Marie there ain't no other
That show me more than you, how to stay out of the devil's reaches
Pushing me to profit, rocking funky in peaches
Society's leeches, teachers do yourself
And all your sister's need, in pursuit of higher wealth
Sweet Marie regardless of the treatment of your family
Despite of what you don't have, you'll always have me
Cause me and you we're tight, you respect my life's path
When I'm in a position, in those who deserve it feel the wrath
Of disrespecting you, we have the highest principles of blood
It runs thicker than water, but hurts
That's when eye's blood, sweet Marie

CHORUS

[Kardinal Offishall]
Staying at a friend's house, cause Hydro is not paid
Suffering in the dead of winter left dreaming of a grave
Or atleast someone to save, is the feelings I remember
Cold play in the Shakespeare on the Holy in December
Never lived in the ghetto but suffer the circumstance
Circumstantial evidence reveals the nature of my residence
My presence and present, is the love and strength of blackness
Fibers of a genocide and presence during Mantis(?)
Because of my Mom, I've experienced parts of life
My nigga could not relate to, but whose to shay that it's for better
Couldn't afford to buy me leather, but my body stayed warm
Couldn't afford to buy me diamonds, but I still had charm
She could afford to give me knowledge, and teach to speak truth
She taught me black lies were white reali-tie
Forever and a day gee, I will bleed for my family
F-O-S brothers and the one sweet Marie

CHORUS

Bellee Buss (Don't Make Me Laugh)

length: 3:25
INTRO [Kardinal Offishall]
Don't make me laugh
You must be crazy
Turn this up

[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo, kill that, kill that before I Capitol Hill that
Do that track and I'm bound to counterattack you
Where they at? Bring it back, beat it, move it over here
Move it, do it like we know it could be done
Could you (mettle us), mettle fame cream by my team seem
Make a wrong move and I'mma make your blood prove that
They can get down to rock (what?), rock the role
So take it from the move faker (what?)
Check the skull for lyrical incision into your brainwave
The same name that I made in this game, put shame to your name
Attempted to rock in the same rank, as I fly six footer
Beef looter, rhyme shooter, style maker
Girl taker, bread maker, for shaker, dead waker
Cream faker, Earthquaker, headacher
Make you want to visit the lab again, check the drawing board
With the rhythmn as a shield and the mic as a sword

[CHORUS]
[Laughter]
"Oh yeah" [echoed]
"You make me.." [laughter]
"Oh yeah" [echoed]
"Get on it"
"You make me.." [laughter]
"Oh yeah" [echoed]
"You make me.." [laugther]
"Oh yeah" [echoed]
"Get on it" [echoed]

[Kardinal Offishall]
Theoretical arts of my mind burns onto loose leaf
Third dimensional verse put walkman on curves
Microscopic techniques plain as day for you to see
Mental cataclysm, smoked out brown physicalism
Is it I? The kardinal pulling your string
Nigga do, niggas say, check who you be, nigga
Could you figure the trigger finger could be the key to lock thee
Own your own soul, taken for faking the funkorama
Be I see drama on the daily
Not anything I can't handle, bitch
So should you, or your crew could get f- up by one dub
And all my niggas want love
Witness the star toucher, I bust a
Scream for my team that's guaranteed to make your eyes scream
You scream, we all scream, when faced with Armageddon
When my empire strikes back, return of the Jedi
Don't make me laugh

[1/2 CHORUS]

[Kardinal Offishall]
I'm your idol, the highest title, numero uno
Not a Puerto Rican, but I love the Chiquitas
Meeting behind the speakers, each and every week
This old freak named Nikita wants the Kardinal to be the face sit
You'll get dis-graced kid
Cut, bug up you and your baby because I blew
Up the spot, Carl P gave me a clue
Now we rocking 1-0-8 down to 88 point negative 2, ewe
Big up the Offishall gal crew, it's Mr. Richie if you never knew
Now you know, so ho, don't disrupt the flow
'Cause I'll make your little sister turn pro
Don't make me laugh

[CHORUS]

LoLo

length: 1:56
[Kardinal Offishall] {Circle crew
In the year 1997, Figure of Speech brought to you
Kardinal Offishall
We going to do it like..
Yeah, okay now all my niggas in the back
My niggas in the front, girlies on the side
Girls on the left and the right
I want you to come to the front, come on
I said shake that booty {shake that booty
Come on, shake that booty {shake that booty
I said crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Come on, crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Come on, crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Shake them titties {shake them titties
Come on, shake them titties {shake them titties
Come on, shake them titties {shake them titties
Come on, shake them titties {shake them titties
Let me hear you say, scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Come on y'all, scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Face beating {face beating
Face beating {face beating
Face beating {face beating
Face beating {face beating
Let me hear you, beat that face {beat that face
Beat that face {beat that face
Crack that busy {crack that busy
Crack that busy {crack that busy
Shake that LoLo {shake that LoLo
Come on y'all, shake the LoLo {shake the LoLo
Let me hear you say F-O-S {F-O-S
Let me hear you say F-O-S {F-O-S
Shake them titties {shake them titties
Shake them titties {shake them titties
Scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Come on y'all, scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Let me hear you say beat that face {beat that face
Beat that face {beat that face
Scratch that LoLo {scratch that LoLo
Scratch that LoLo {scratch that LoLo
Yeah, you don't stop
This is how we do it for the 9-7
Yeah this is how we do it, nothing to fear
I said Yeah!

King of Da Hill

length: 4:32

INTRO (Kardinal Offishall)
Murderer, yeah
Kardinal Offishall, yeah
FOS crew, yeah
The Circle, yeah
Capitol Hill, yeah yeah
This is how it go, on and on
To the like break of wha what!
Yeah yeah, check it out

(Kardinal Offishall)
See me in MC reality spoken
Some provoken the Kardinal to speak on sights unheard
As my word is bond, so is mental put into a picture
Twist the vocal like a taste of lime, into the drink of life
The rythmn is my wife
I impregnate her the apex to flex a new son
Entitled a composition, taught him how to rock
Now the sex don't stop, my wifey can't get enough
Of the hardcore, make you want more type of stuff
That I bust all over her insides, sometime on the outside
Add a beat light to make sure the Immaculate Conception
Is wicked from start to finish I kick it, mix it into the witch's brew
Add a backup vocal to the stew
Now they be, surfing me at Play De Track, rocking soul and others
Down to Sam Goodie what, peace to goodie goodie
Rubbing a piece of y'all talk and yo! That's all she wrote
That's all I said, as I take my wifey to the bed
And rock

CHORUS (Kardinal & Tara Chase)
On and on and on and on
We gonna keep it on to like the break of wha!
On and on and on and on
We gonna keep it on to like the break of wha!
On and on and on and on
We gonna keep it on to like the break of wha!
On and on and on and on
We gonna keep it on to like the break of wha!

(Kardinal Offishall)
We gonna bring it to ya face like (ewww!)
Shout and mash up the jump 'till them sound like (ewww)
Kardinal wicked (what), wicked like a (ewww)
Every crew know, that's why the crowd like (ahhh)
Picture your menace to your society, soul to your propriety
Lyricist of the year, and also the cause of you anxiety
A little nigga chilling on my shoulder told me to rock ya like a boulder
Now I'm back, big up my chest like Jully Black
Ex-poets, make a nigga see about he heard
If I didn't tell you so, there's no truth to the word
We sing, stop talking a man's business
I bless the mic with freshness, the Dr. Kay-bee handles the rest
Shout out to the one-tree, niggas from the J-C, Rexdale to eastside
To the Eastside to meet up with Ill B
My nigga KC bring him to the uptown
U to the P inside the E-W, scoop up gone for raps
Give the dreads a couple of daps, bust a couple raps
Inside the place niggas know my face, girlies know the rest of the long physique
'Cause when I rock, the session goes

CHORUS

(Tara Chase) {Kardinal Offishall}
{Capital Hill in this, with the one little Miss}
{TC for your mind brain, yo check it, yo}
Prepare for your departure from these stolen planes
Rays emitting from the vocals liquefied your brain
{What's your name yo?}
Miss Tara Chase if you're nasty
Pulling Capital Queen of the Hill if you ask me
You can't fuck this Mickey, Mallory combination
Surround the world with our sound like global domination
{How you feel?}
Distortion to static is how you look
Re-arrange your whole physical anatomy shook

(Kardinal Offishall)
For all them niggas we got what you need
Kardinal Offishall, Tara Chases
Capitol Hill, get upon the mic and do what you will
The Circle y'all, check it out

CHORUS

Elle A

length: 3:57

[Kardinal Offishall] {Circle crew
In the year 1997, Figure of Speech brought to you
Kardinal Offishall
We going to do it like..
Yeah, okay now all my niggas in the back
My niggas in the front, girlies on the side
Girls on the left and the right
I want you to come to the front, come on
I said shake that booty {shake that booty
Come on, shake that booty {shake that booty
I said crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Come on, crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Come on, crack that biddy {crack that biddy
Shake them titties {shake them titties
Come on, shake them titties {shake them titties
Come on, shake them titties {shake them titties
Come on, shake them titties {shake them titties
Let me hear you say, scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Come on y'all, scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Face beating {face beating
Face beating {face beating
Face beating {face beating
Face beating {face beating
Let me hear you, beat that face {beat that face
Beat that face {beat that face
Crack that busy {crack that busy
Crack that busy {crack that busy
Shake that LoLo {shake that LoLo
Come on y'all, shake the LoLo {shake the LoLo
Let me hear you say F-O-S {F-O-S
Let me hear you say F-O-S {F-O-S
Shake them titties {shake them titties
Shake them titties {shake them titties
Scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Come on y'all, scratch the LoLo {scratch the LoLo
Let me hear you say beat that face {beat that face
Beat that face {beat that face
Scratch that LoLo {scratch that LoLo
Scratch that LoLo {scratch that LoLo
Yeah, you don't stop
This is how we do it for the 9-7
Yeah this is how we do it, nothing to fear
I said Yeah!

Jeevin' (Life)

length: 5:16
producer: Saukrates

INTRO [Kardinal Offishall]
Life X3
It's life y'all, life
Word up, life
Uh, can you feel it?
Life
Life, we bring you in the light like this

CHORUS [Jully Black]
Life is so sweet, thank the Lord for my days
Oh, I'm living for today, life might be here went away
Life is so sweet, thank the Lord for my days
Oh, I'm living for today, life might be here went away

[Kardinal Offishall]
Lordy lordy, you took another body
But he didn't cause trouble, didn't bother nobody
He was, just a man trying to rock the mic
But a bullet took his life, aw man
Now my breadren eternally is wearing a dress suit with a shiny shoe
Far stretched from a Gortex don't you think?
I did, now all my man sees is eyelids
Dreams turned into seven, prayers closer to Heaven
Left his baby mother two weeks overdue
Now the two join him, so what side it's truth
Manifiested, because the bless-ed seem to go first
Experience afterlife, the first light since birth
Since we live amoung demons also known as Government
Gangsters... and hookers made to walk the cement
But I (I), Kardinal know the true flow
I have no enemies, but every nigga is a foe
And that's life

CHORUS

[Kardinal Offishall]
Yo, life is what you do, choices between your crew or your girl
I say f- the both of them and struggle solo
Or so I tend to seek a bend in the road of life, mode of trifeness
As brothers I was running with, dead and walking lifeless
See the niceness is what you should be seeking
When you... on the streets and the madness is peaking
And you... should sit back and recollect
Whether your self worth is in your hard work or a piece of leather
More niggas worship idle Gods and call themselves what they pray to
I sit back and meditate to clear my mind off all external pressure
Sometimes pleasure of the body makes my mental feel lesser
Guilt's a bitch when living for now instead of for the scripture
But your afterlife will catch up with your Mister or misses kisses
When I get you in my will and test the money, I find it funny
Since I'm broke in the soul, my spirit's searching for longevity
Ducking from stray shots is taking the best of me
But I will maintain, success has a stain upon my brain
What you make will remain, and that's life

CHORUS

[Jully Black]
Life's so sweet
You gotta thank the Lord for life
You gotta thank the Lord for life

[Kardinal Offishall]
I want to be there to see the eyes of my baby girl
Born into the world of chaos, money, AIDS and violence
Silence breaks my concentration in my private world
Organize, organize so I can flex with my boys
Inside the lance will corrupt, trying to stick you for nothing
Greed, sloth and five others are fillling up my brohters
Word up
Enemy is becoming a part of me and I'm all shooting Glocks is making the block hot
Spots rock, cause niggas realize in between their finger
Thinking buring completes the circle of being a rap singer
The slogan used to be Just Say No, but now just say yo!
And you as high as the sky go
Imagine my mother said turn the other cheek
But nowadays that will get you sprayed on your back you'll lay
If I can't trust you, then unity never will exist
It's the gritty quoted, yes it's just the life in the city
Word life

CHORUS

Naughty Dread, Part II

length: 4:40

Hint-A-Lude

length: 0:31

Friday Night

length: 3:18
It's why I look baby
Sup ponta, you know the sauve dogs up on this joint
Through with the talkin'
But we all steady prepared in our circle for conversation
Many things, sauve and butter
This FOS type thing the circle
Remain tight like last night you know that
We up on this

[x2]
When I say Kardinal, you say niggaz, niggaz
Kardinal (niggaz, niggaz)
Kardinal (niggaz, niggaz

[x2]
When I say Offishall, you say get it, get it
Offishall (get it, get it)
Offishall (get it, get it)

Everytime

[x8]
Kardinal (niggaz, niggaz)
Offishall (get it, get it)

[x4]
Say what (what)
Say what, what (what, what)

[x4]
Kardinal (niggaz, niggaz)
Offishall (get it, get it)

[CHORUS x2]

It was a Friday night
And the ladies was lookin'
And the niggaz was trippin'
And the niggaz was dippin'
And the circle's on the beat (say what)
And the circle's on the beat (let's do it)

[x2]
When I clak, clak you niggaz reload
Clak, clak (reload)
Clak, clak (reload)

[x2]
When I say Richie, you say make that
Richie (make that) Kardinal
Richie (make that) Kardinal

[CHORUS x2]

Y'all fools don't know
How we go in T dot O
ha ha ha, ha ha ha
Can you do
Kardinal, Offishall