Ardamus and I are contemporaries in the DMV Hip Hop community. Our paths have often paralleled each other, and while we've often been on opposite sides of the mic as finalists in countless battles, the friendly competition has driven us both to achievements our younger selves would've gotten a kick out of.
navi is also a member of the DMV Hip Hop community. Our paths began to cross at the beginning of his forays into the scene and after I had established myself, so I've always made it a point to encourage talent like his in the same way talent like mine was encouraged by those who came before me.
She’s the type to giggle when you let her
Get away with murder when delivering the pressure
Measure: his and hers forever
Or temporarily a prisoners’ dilemma
The minute I remember that I’m owed an apology
I forget: I wrote an anthology
A digital trail of broken philosophy
All on account of I hope she don’t follow me
Open throat policy: swallow your pride
You’re thick where it counts, but hollow inside
Maybe it’s pheromones, call it a vibe
But I’m seeing through the peek-a-boo walls where she hides
Fall from the sky, a beautiful mess
But all I see is ugliness due to the stress
Maybe one day I’ll be immune to her hex
Until then, I guess I’m just someone new to impress
Uhh. To clarify my pair of eyes
Caught mid-stare amidst air and time,
There in line, through miles worth of crowd.
You were certainly endowed. Saw you
flipping Foucault with a furrow in your brow.
I said ‘wow’ in an inside voice, a choice unfold:
Impossible talk points? implausible goals?
Although, I’ve been told fortune favor the bold,
Bold’s a neighbor to a dangerous and lecherous road.
And me, I hate that we paved it so you keep a tally of
which alleys you avoid and which escapes you’ve scoped.
Sudden situation hinging on a trepidation.
A cat-call's a construct of a perilously feral nation.
So now, I’m frozen. I was going in on insecurities
And by association, my maturity, when - whoops
Forgot to stop staring your way.
I’ll pick it up but thanks for now for how you’re bearing the weight
Who brings the truth and provides the lies
Our back and forths go side to side
Talk show hosts that you idolize
Say its none of my biz, when you privatize
Online, you say that I'm more than mean
When we fight, I post up a Jordan meme [it was just a joke!]
And some days the hearts action
will sign a peace treaty that's on a bar napkin BUT
I recall details to head
I asked for your number, email instead BUT
It was love, it must be then
Plus, you fought about me with your ugly friend BUT
We broke up, and now, yeah, we're off of that
No hugs, just hi, and awkward dap [ah, c'mon, don't leave me hangin']
So we do a cool shuffle
We're not the right piece so we get a new puzzle LIKE.....
released February 17, 2017
Verse 1: Seez Mics (Fuwwy Music, ASCAP)
Verse 2: navi appears courtesy of lower case rap names