Circle of Life

by LiKWUiD

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'Circle of Life' is the first set of visuals taken from LiKWUiD x 2 Hungry Bros 'LiKWUiDiTY: In Depth' album, as she delivers thought provoking social critique and personal content of familial matters over an otherworldly beat by the 2 Hungry Bros. 'Circle of Life' is ride through some tough times but with a fun bounce that you can bump in your rental. The video is directed by the supremely talented Noisemaker Media, that makes light of biological and adopted family (aka Fam).

'LiKWUiDiTY: In Depth' is due for release later this Summer 2013.


See the music video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dZyFQsDaqk

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Verse 1:
An angel clipped her wings at the seraphim
Stuck in purgatory, needed leverage...reverence.
Lord see her toll, have pity on her soul.
Maybe he won't request to see receipts when it was sold.
A labyrinth, a libido...
A crucifix, a steeple...
Squinting at our dreams
Nightmares at the peephole;
What are we animals or people?
Threading hymns of life with no needle.
Records [vinyl] record records [history], vinyl on the needle.
Only 10 commandments but our sins is infinite.
The reverend's selling testaments, tithing is irrelevant.
Can my Wonderwall save me from a wall-flower,
While I'm sipping this Flower Power?
Back against the wall, embedded graffiti
"Very Superstitious", you can ask Stevie.
While rappers spit the same-ole quotes,
I be scribing with the power that Samo [Jean-Michel Basquiat] wrote.
{recant of graffiti/wall reference allusion}
All my people ain't killers and drug dealers.
I'm from the suburbs, where sh*t got realer.
Something like Bonnie Forrest in the 80's
Yeah, sh*t got crazy.

Chorus
Dignified folk, Black Wall Street swagg,
Prefer money bags over body bags.
What's a square in the circle of life?
What's a square in the circle of life?
That's right. My whole squad thorough...
We worldwide. Y'all nice in one borough.
They say God keep his eye on the sparrow.
So we watch the streets hood queens and pharaohs.

Verse 2:
Chicks with low self esteem mistake n*ggas for Gods.
Now he thinking he run numbers like a Wall Street mob.
Can't stand him, 2 baby-moms, still bragging,
32-years old, pants still sagging.
Never had a father...grow up stupid!
That's all the 80's babies: need another excuse kid.
We major, you're stuck in the 90's where's your pager?
Same sucker weeded up asking for a favor.
I hope he get clapped or catch clap.
Nah, I shouldn't say that;
I pray them little boys get they father back.
Cause me and my sis both lost our dads
Both in October, the world getting colder.
Me, shedded tears, poured a little beer.
My sis said, "Fuck that n*gga, he wasn't here"
Angry! Gave our moms gifts on father's day;
All in good fun til a person passes away.
Congruent sympathy life of a human
When family is strangers, your whole world is ruined.
How can I trust anyone? Y'all don't even know me.
I barely know myself, all you people so phony.
No excuses regardless of obtuseness.
No band-aids when the heart has the bruises.
That's why we keep it moving...

Chorus
Dignified folk, Black Wall Street swagg,
Prefer money bags over body bags.
What's a square in the circle of life
What's a square in the circle of life
That's right. My whole squad thorough...
We worldwide. Y'all nice in one borough.
They say God keep his eye on the sparrow.
So we watch the streets hood queens and pharaohs.


(c)/(p) F. Mickens (BMI)

credits

released May 9, 2013
Written by: F. Mickens, R. Maldanado
Produced by: 2Hungry Bros
Presented by: Dub MD

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LiKWUiD New York, New York

Hip Hop Fusion music artist, DJ, songwriter and educator, LiKWUiD (Stylez), born Faybeo'n LaShanna A Mickens, is committed to using her gift of song to empower the portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. As a pupil of both southern soul and the golden era of hip hop, LiKWUiD's versatile writing style often includes multiple entendres, extended metaphor and religious paradox. ... more

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