Tradecraft

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The MICE were captured by the BLACK BAG FLOW while eating a RIB (NEVER BACK DOWN), always up and ready to AVOID THE DECEPTION. SCHOOLED IN TRADECRAFT by YO DA MAN they CUT OUT because THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (TEMPEST).

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released March 11, 2014

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Quartez Lansing, Michigan

Space Captain and sometimes I rap.

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Track Name: MICE
Money motivates the eyes
Ideology gathers guys
Compromise running not so nice
Ego supreme entice
Moves by MICE
Moves by MICE

What's your motive
What moves you to the ocean
Why you stab that back
Heart broken
How come dudes sip the potion
Why do you lie
Mouth open
The catalysts to actions
Consist of four factors
Most of
Dollars can sway mental posting
Feed the greed
Get get get coasting
Luxuries finest open
For biz
Stealing your rib
But it's all you did
Mice knawing at the kid
Ideas flaunted often
You would take that coffin
To get em across flossin
Taking a stance
Regardless if opposition advance
You believe and rant
The cause that deep never recant
Dream it in sleep
Lay down the stamp
Stay true even if obstacles are steep
No stopping your belief
Won't turn over new leaf
Ride that seat
Until the ship leaks
Now that's admirable
But then the skeletons fill the closet
Changing the flow of the faucet
Compromise directs the emerging posit
So every hidden discretion becomes a motivational weapon
How to solve it
Choosing moraly correct logic
Spock it then talk it
But hold the ego at bay
Inflated self worth will decay
Your ways or your plays
People will stroke it
To manipulate your focus
On cause that are hopeless
Keeping you from dopeness
Your truest enemy is light motion
Reflective surface frozen
Flashed in your face provoking to movements
Free will stolen???
Free will stolen???
Track Name: Black Bag Flow
Don't complain
Smash that brain
With ideas of change
Switch your stance
Positive dance
Advance the past
Future fantastic
Others won't have it
Atomsmash it
Crack the plastic
It's magic
How we can transform the tragic
Once in pain
Now flourish today
Make moves
Play games like coaches
Eleven rings not boasting
Meditate zen posing
Making the most
Of my hand
Poker face motive
Poise in strife
Composure in life
Sharp like knife
Control your dice
You can be shaped
Be shapeless
Time don't waste it
Thoughts the basic
Yes you can make it
Got a dream
Chase it
Speak not take it
Action trumps speech
Knowledge so sweet
The world is harsh
Rock beats
The world is yours
Minds meet
To excel where they fail
Klingon yell
Warriors prevail
The earth spies
You grin
Just had a win
Score for the sin
Misery within
Killing your kin
Daily live-in
Ignorance
Mind not the clearest
Fearing this and that
Knowledge you lack
Walk around strapped
Ready for battle
Flashing the gat
To keep your rep intact
In fact you go back
You never knew that
if you give
no one will attack
Spread love like winds
Greatest dividend
Share the wealth
Donations in stealth
Meditate daily
Universe provides safety
Want less
Receive more
More doors to explore
Speak no ills
Just be real
Thou shall not kill
Unless knocking over skills
To enhance your path
Just relax
Ignorance will collapse
I promise you that
So hear these raps
Feel the craft
It can seem high hectic
Like you want to end it
Don't do it
Your excellent
Fabulous
Crafted from gods everlastingness
So keep striving for happy
My mind roams free
The body don't seem to be
Illusion never losing
Forever trapped in journeys of man
Grand plan since days of quick sand
Quick sand the bland
I can't stand
Never say that
Say whatcha ya like
Always tight
Every time I write
Pen to paper
Thought to flow
Neighbor to neighbor
Just saver
Challenge slayer
Wielding mic stranger
Connections resurrections
Track Name: RIB (Never Back Down)
Never back down regardless of the sound
Never back down regardless of the town
Never back down where ya at now
Positive Energy
Moves you all around

Move fluidly
Bruce Lee movie
Be water fluently
True to thee training
Influencing
Your every synaptic transaction
Make ish happen
Be the action
on the fret board
Forever soar
Forever more
not from Cyprus
But the western corridor
Rocking like an overlord
Or my man Rico
Doing wrestling lethal
Where my people
All equal
Except in my cafe
This brain feeling Happy (Hap Pay)
Half play Half pay
85 have it there way
So stay in your form
Frameworks of metaphors
atypical brainstorms
Like Jupiter' surface
Never feel worthless
Your too great
Move furthest

Never back down regardless of the sound
Never back down regardless of the town
Never back down where ya at now
Positive Energy
Moves you all around
Track Name: Avoid The Deception
Stay progressing
Every engagement a lesson
The smiles hiding deception
All seeing eyes
Analyzing all being lies
Twisted
despised
Aiming at your peace
Aiming at your wise
Stay fried
Keeps the pain away
So numbness
Becomes us
Walking meatbags of drug lust
Chasing vices
Cycle loops of dumb stuff
Stay with the gamble
Lighting up with the scandal runs us
Loose talk
In fronts and backs
No relax
Just relapse
Stayed on the tracks
Till smashed with the craft
That you studied last
No way back
Black hole of collapsing mass
No preying to the heavens
Just existing till the world ends
Maybe it already has
And this is a holographic projection
Saying what i already said
Programming repetitive
Take a sedative
To get a better perspective of
A doomed model throwing up
To get a better gig
That's to bad
Cause i like em meaty
To bad they'll never meet me
So stay the invisible emcee
A symbol flashing on your TV
Not really
Ads are expensive
So my verbal campaign is comprehensive
Holistic
Read the tweets
You feel the existence
Trapped in a hard drive
So if you see him live
Your a privileged guy
Or lady
The gods must be crazy
For giving so much blessing
And a decaying memory
Of pre matrix parodies
Traveled the land
And nobody was scary
Unreachable
Just like sailing the seas
In 1493
Track Name: Schooled In Tradecraft
Stay armed up
Leaks bring the dram up
Talking old mess
Nobody gives an uck
Keep present
No resentment
Gotta be a ghost
My rap like zitti
So I gots to boast
Tell ya about the dope
ness
Brag ferocious
Hold this
That line the coldest
Michigan ice storms the boldest
Walk with the dead
Who's soul the oldest
Mold his psyche motives
To frictionless lotion
Out in the open
Soak up the game important
Be that magic man
Triple double with plans
Moves ahead
Chopping it up with fans
We all wear crowns
Just got to stand
That hate in your face
Rubberband
Reflecting the nega-tive
Stance protective
Be alert constant
Pen in the pocket
Document lock it in
Rise
Gain
Maintain
The manes tame
Don't mean we can't hydroplane
Breezing
Cheesing
Mean the ease in
Composure
Compose your
Masterpiece
Before life retreats
Meets and greets
Are sweet
but dedicate to art
You never feel defeat

My rhymes are mining in the Klondike
My rhymes are navy seal gun fights
My rhymes are clandestine eyesight


They say quartez only in the mind
Psychology rap sublime
Eating subs dirty
Penning my lines
No holding back communicado
Back in the day smashed my grill
Mushy face avocado
Lessons built on commerce
I hit the lotto
Seen shades of grey
No hope for tomorrow
Honed my blade
Spit lasers everyday
Building spaceships i got played
Complex patterns
I didn't have my lantern
Will was weak
Birthing superhero belief
U lose it all
You still can stand tall
Regardless of fall
Your strength u can recall
Track Name: Yo Da Man
Do Or Do Not
Move Or Move Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta to Stay Hot

Do Or Do Not
Move Or Move Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta to Stay Hot

Move Or Move Not
Do Or Do Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta Stay Hot

Move Or Move Not
Do Or Do Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta Stay Hot


You got choices
Hearing many voices
Move with voiceless
How the void is
Calling your poison
Poses channeling moses
Do the right thinking view
The mostes
Many boasting
But lacking the coaching
Jumping moats and
Wanting crowns
But don't know the sound
Profound
Pro found
Steering dirty your thirty
You surely should know the path
But lack so sad
Study math
To get back purely
Its still early
So cage the yearning
Maybe it will work
You won't know till sturdy
Stance rocking hammer pants
Vanilla Ice lamps was a joke
Now so advanced
Advancing the stats
Through thought out plans
Guides benevolent
Rhymes magnificent
Stop cautious
Shunned the ridiculous profit
Trained for prophet
Penning manuscripts
Opposite of old dominant
Frameworks
High level mental cages may work
Bending crooks playbooks
So I stay shook
Free from Ill propaganda
Lyrical commander
Hand ya stanzas
Of relentless positive grammar
Once you get pass the hurdle
Mask and heroes
Greens the literal
Incarnation of ideas of a zero
Transformed into infinitely plural
Urban or rural
We all want to get past hurdles
Desires minds murals
Grasped with flesh and intent
So stay better than your past
Grow the future
The present be the doer
Nothing truer
Every year I get newer
Lessons from a Teacha
The mic molds us
Into preachers
The sales the collection plate
Riding the fate
Of universes gates

Do Or Do Not
Move Or Move Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta to Stay Hot

Do Or Do Not
Move Or Move Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta to Stay Hot

Move Or Move Not
Do Or Do Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta Stay Hot

Move Or Move Not
Do Or Do Not
Options Are Endless
Gotta Stay Hot
Track Name: Cut Out
You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

Inhale
Exhale
Its a new day
You will prevail
Over any challenge
RE-AL
Dodging pe-nal
Set sail
Fe-el
The warmth of sun
High after a good run
They say dudes 85
Gots all our income
We still the richest
Strike pen to paper
It was written
Nas with the flows
Never ghost written
Only if we perish discipline
But that's impossible
Your mind to tough
Everything is tolerable
Lessons from drama
Peaceful armor
Armies of karma
Completing the saga
Riddick strength
Minds of llamas
Shooting for stars
Ponder then conquer
Quests and challenges
We never far from
The victories
Shaping histories
Every actor got a mystery
Heroic and villainy
Duel identities
Battling for supremacy
Do you become bats
Or a twisted clown
Shades of gray
Going about 80 rounds
Walk the path
And the journey will astound

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

High speed synapses
Thoughts collapsing
On the brink of madness
Walking the ledge sadness
With no mathematics
Could make bread
But no happiness
Chasing pleasures badness
Gluttonous gateway ravenous
Pass by classic ish
Thinking wrong is right
Down is up
Doing evil
Like riding a bike
Downtown twisted sight
The plight of constant fights
Battling reflections
Demanding attention
Reflective metals
Shows status collection
Loading the venom
To spit at birds
For wet wild conventions
Do the biz
Then split like twins
In the belly
Run around telling
Bout conquests built on felonies
Like its sound of the melody
Truth be told
Moves not that bold
Just a damaged soul
Lacking control

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it

You have the power
Get it
Get it
Grab it