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When 'The Honey' started to come together conceptually for me, it was because of this track. I really loved this beat, and Cody was working on a instrumental mash-up of it for a new Warmheads album. I was at his apartment in San Francisco and when he played it for me I realized that I had to rap on it. Cody aka the Rhombus clinched the song with his visionary chorus and swooping keyboards. I was originally talking with Pigeon John about getting him on this, but I naturally adjusted to Schaffer the Darklord when PJ stopped communicating with me. Mark absolutely nailed the feeling of the song.

The sample at the beginning says "I will return. I'll return. I'll come back for the honey, and y-" To me this is the perfect poetic representation of my world-view. The Honey is why we choose to descend from godhood and return for a duration as humans. It is to experience, to enjoy, to love, to hate, to eat, to fuck, to fight, to smell, to hear, to see, to live, and to die. For pleasure and pain. This is the feeling I was going for.

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COOLZEY: Let's take it back one more time. Let's do it again. I'm so sick of people sitting 'round remembering when. Why can't we do it again? Give me one reason why. You gonna sit and reminisce until the day you die? Why did you stop? Did you get scared? Did you feel like you were the only one who cared? Well I'm here to tell you that I'm here to help you see that every single minute that you're living is new.

Inhale the crisp clean January air and quit swatting at the flies, they aren't there. Shake yourself loose. I know that blank stare came from getting hurt and now you're afraid to care. Remember when you ventured to the dragon's lair, tried to snatch the jewels and be a dragon slayer? I love you for that, and you know I don't care whether or not you got the key from the mayor. I know you tried real hard to be a taxpayer until you realized that that shit wasn't fair. Decided that you no longer would be a player and support the greedy bastards who don't know how to share. So you said 'Fuck it. Two tears in a bucket. Pass me the ball I'm gonna run it and tuck it.' Bust through the scrimmage line. I'm not about 'gettin' mine' 'cus life is a cartoon. Word to Roy Lichtenstein.

RHOMBUS: Take off all your clothes. Sneak into a boat. Sail to Africa. Sail.

SCHAFFER THE DARKLORD: Back behind a broken down galleon I found ya with a head full of valium, Stella, and nostalgia with a calendar, countin' down and tallyin', waitin' for a song when the album wasn't out yet. Rapscallion, silly-dilly-dallyin' and couldn't do the show 'cus you were late for the sound check. Sometimes you like to act like nothing matters. Hollerin' 'Forget about it', but you aren't even Italian. You could have been valiant, mounted on a stallion, advancing on a palace on the top of that mountain, a paladin assassin, mighty like a falcon dressed in medals and medallions, but now you wallow in the hollowness of sadness, latched on to past times or that haven't happened. Heart full of malice, bad or badly calloused. Life is a party jam, not some sappy ballad man!

One more time let's do it again. Every moment's in the middle, no beginning or end. No yesterday. No tomorrow. Only this instant. Spoon it up like honey, drizzle it upon your biscuit. There are two meanings of the word present. Today is a gift so go ahead and get it and open it. It's for you. I'm hoping it'll show you that every single minute that you're living is new.

RHOMBUS: Take off all your clothes. Sneak into a boat. Sail to Africa. Sail.

credits

from The Honey, released January 29, 2010
Coolzey - MPC-1000 and Vocals
Schaffer the Darklord - Vocals
Rhombus - Keyboards and Vocals

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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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