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Rawlzey

by Coolzey and J Rawls

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2nd in a new series of collaborative EPs from Coolzey. This time the production is provided by J.Rawls, veteran beat maker for the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Count Bass D. The duo expand on the mojo they found when creating 'Life is a Wheel' for the summer 2010 project 'Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts'in songs as diverse as 'Lost in the Moment', a happy, bouncy ballad about a good friend who writes sad songs, to the embracing of one's dark side in the haunting
'Thang for the Yang'. Copywrite of MegaHertz and Bru Lei make guest appearances in 'Spitball Lives!', a tribute to DJ PRZM (RIP 2007) a great friend and mentor to Coolzey and a Columbus Ohio scene peer to J.Rawls.

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released July 10, 2015

Written by Zachary Lint (BMI)
Produced by J Rawls for Fifty-Two ScaDoo Music (BMI)
Copywrite appears on Spitball Lives!
Bru Lei appears on Spitball Lives!
Vocals recorded by Toby Diligent
Engineered by J Rawls
Mastered by Luke Tweedy for Flat Black Studios
Illustration by Joshua Michael Bensik

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Coolzey Los Angeles, California

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation. Growth tempered by alternative era rock influence. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. ... more

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Track Name: Lost in the Moment
When we see each other we smile
No matter how long it's been it's always been a while
I admire his style and he says that he admires mine
Just coming back from an anxiety attack but now I feel fine
Because I know my brother understands me
Even though we other colors come from other families
Seeing through that type of stuff is elementary for us
Only thing we trust is that we both gonna be dust
Just a moment a go I was alone even though
I am in a metropolis surrounded by people
Now I feel my company is kept by his presence
I'm sick of learning lessons Lord shower me with blessings
Let the good times roll
I know that it's proverbial but
Yo it's hard to catch a break up in this derby though
My pine box is racing down a hill into an open grave
And all I wanna do is die free and not a slave
But either way I'm gonna have a good day today

My friend writes sad songs and he's lost in the moment
So raw to the bone it's so low where he's going

When you listen to his lyrics you might cry
There's so much pain and struggle
Plus he's such a nice guy
When you meet him his warm smile's the freedom
You've been looking for
Tell him hey for me when you see him
Hard to believe he has such demons isn't it?
You kind of want to be him just a little bit
Yup the grass is always greener another cliche
Kind of reminds you of something he'd see
We play Russian roulette to stay inspired
And laugh when we get fired
Yo these cookies made me tired
I think your boy's wired
He looks like a narc
But they can't catch me
We tear through hooks like a shark
Sorry I know that I got off track
Things just haven't been the same since I got back
From space stare into my dumb face and tell me
What do you see?
A mirror looking back jack
You smell me?


My friend writes sad songs and he's lost in the moment
So raw to the bone it's so low where he's going