16th sixteen - gotta start it off right / I can get it all night / alright / Kaptivated gotta be given a minute when he's spitting even if it ain't for dividends / isn't it / for the music? / it's not hip hop / if I do it for the money, for the women, for the pic shots / it's way more than getting to the top / the top won't stop hip hop from dying / they enslaved to the game and the fame and guess what - they don't even know / they can trample me under their feet cuz I'm aiming for their soles (souls) / get it? / I'm the newest breed / homie you can see / you ain't used to me / I ain't using these / beats to fuel my needs / the reason is greater than what you perceive / look, this dude's redeemed, now I'm living like I'm living / spittin' lyrics for these kids that only got the raps they listen to / they outcasts because they don't look like Outkast? / 'cause nobody they heard of look like them / rappers all either black or got white skin / and they don't got either, neither do I / and these kids need hope - 'swhy I'm fighting the fight / and I'm climbing the heights / and I'm writing these rhymes / they never heard nobody they can even liken to I / k-to-the-a-p-t-i-vated / that's who I am, what I am by my Maker / and I'm pushing to deliver excellence - ain't enough of that up in the game / so listen close, the fact of the matter is there ain't nobody speaking to my people / it's like hip hop hates them, and the effects are more than lethal / hip hop's imprisoned, I intend to get the bail out / plus - my supplier infinite - that means I'll never sell out
from 16th Sixteen,
track released May 16, 2013
Produced by Ryan Lewis.
Hook written and performed by Ryan Dalton.
Recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by Kaptivated.