Look, I gotta speak my mind / 'cause the things in my mind - I can't keep 'em quiet / I'm giving this music a second thought / 'cause the work's taking many more seconds than I thought / even though I grind / my rhymes ain't climbing / spending all my time writing lines when / I don't even feel them, but I try / keep hitting the ceiling, but the sky's / what I'm reaching for / what I'm grinding towards / said, "The craft's gotta kill," so I'm trying more / yeah I'm putting in work, but I've heard things / 'bout the industry, it ain't how it sure seems / I don't wanna believe them, but I know they're true, and / I'm wondering if I really wanna go in to it / I'm only a newbie / hoping to do great / but I can't touch 'Crae - like a wall of new paint / plus with all that I'm aiming to be / what if all the fame starts getting to me? / and man, what if I'm dope but I'm so fake / killer punch lines but I'm cold and don't pray / no faith inside of me / I'm no great anomaly / only going in for the sake of rocking beats / I don't want to be that soul / pretty outside but inside I'm cold / so Father please, I'm on my knees and pleading / this passion that you gave me - ain't it in me for a reason? / I'm trying to preach your Word, but I don't even have a platform / God, I ask, what's my passion for this craft for?
from 16th Sixteen,
track released August 16, 2013
Written, recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by Kaptivated.
Filmed by Lisa Wang.
Video edited by Kaptivated.
Produced by Justin Timberlake and Rob Knox.