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from Archetype by Tonedeff

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    1. Intro 2. The New Mold 3. Seeds of Sound 4 . Overture 5. Archetype 6. Masochist 7. Let's Go 8. Disappointed 9. Loyal 10. Porcelain 11. Issawn 12.Quotables 13. Politics 14. Pervert 15. Heavyweight 16. Children 17. Case Closed 18. Gathered 19. Looking Left
    20. End Credits

    1. Spanish Song 2. Basix (w/ PackFM) 3. Disappointed

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V1 (8)
Now, Who the fuck are you to judge me?
Who the fuck are you to tell me what I can & can’t do?/
Can you repeat the feats I’m achieving to rhymes and beats
Or even conceive that I’ll be competing still even when I’m deceased/
Now beating me is easier than finding peace, But niggas still criticize/
my work and my lines and my shirt down to the size
In a world of scouring eyes, and words compounded by lies/
The artistry of lyricism I epitomize.

V2 (24)
It’s overwhelming, cause there’s so much to say and so much to change,
But for every rapper constantly bitching, I made a record that’s honestly different/
Just watch the world scoff in the distance, and cynic’s bark in resistance/
And still, in its wake, this archetype’s bound to mimmicked/
This is the new hip-hop, devoid of boundaries, gimmicks/
Or rigid genres, with no apologies given/
To solemnly sing aloud and then spit poly’s without inhibition/
In a world where courage is reprimanded, but cowardice isn’t/
The power to listen and learn, keeps me adaptive/
A tribe fan that appreciated the classics,
But damn if I’m trapped in the past, I act to surpass what they crafted
And still manage to travel the path on the maps that they drafted/
And man, I’m rappin on behalf balance/
The do it all MC, with the 2 long sleeves, and a passion for practical magic/
A tap of the wand, and I’m graphic – another tap, I’m the fastest,
You tap again, and I’m chanting on a piano ballad/
The preconceived notions get shattered
Fuck mainstream & underground – is the shit any good? is what matters/
Why categorize? There’s wack and there’s nice/
So, I put all that to the side and reset the standard for any cat that just asks for a mic/
So what that in mind, Them niggas won’t last after they’ve established their hype/
While mine’s only added, more than half of my life/
And I’m last in a line of cats with divine talent – Don’t ask for a sign/
Answers will rise in the passage of time – Cause I’M the Archetype/

Cause I’m the archetype. Original as they come/
Ayo, they broke the fuckin mold when they made this one/
Said I’m the archetype, cause there can only be one/
The day intelligence sells, we’ll leave the industry stunned.


from Archetype, released April 5, 2005
Written & Produced By: Tonedeff for QN5 Music (ASCAP)


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