Comin' From The Eastside Mixtape

by Shining Sons

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released April 2, 2011

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Track Name: Intro
Verse 1 (Jedi):
J-E-D-I Pinoy I identify
Filipino blood but our land got colonized
Red, blue, & yellow always the colors
Of the motherland I gotta trust in my struggle

Datu Lapu Lapu, Gabriela Silang
My culture, my browness you can smell in this song
Ang Pilipinas, Oo bayan ko
Philippine islands gots tp represent my home

I was born on the west coast I know where I came from
3 stars in the sky, 8 rays of the sun
Mindinao is in my heart still livin' on
Even though our people been fightin' for so long

Im not even gonna front I came from the ghetto
Hindi ako kano ako ay Pilipino
Dumudugo ako para sa ating bayan
Naniniwala ako sa kalayaan

Verse 2 (Intellect):
Im a F-I-L-I-P-I-N-O
It's like Lapu Lapu swingin' a bolo
In the motherland, the peoples' struggles are foresaken
Lives taken people power masses awaken

Im a lost soul under the sun
400 years of struggle you can't compare to none
From the rice terraces to the village of Surigao
My name tounge is twisted but my heart is in Mindinao

Cuttin' me deep with Bonifacio's sword
Kicked Spain out fought the wars on Philippines shores
Knowin' in life you gotta do what you gotta do
Cuz' back home it's the struggle and ain't shit new

Ang Pilipinas ay aking tahanan hanggang sa kamatayan
Sobra na ang problema sa ating bayan
7,100 islands man we goin' strong
Uniting all the youth the people's movin' on!
Track Name: Shining Sons In The House
Verse 1 (Intellect):
Im from the sunny Long beach where guns get cocked in these streets
Eastsidaz where the unloyal get toe tags on they feet
No time for gamin', why you still playin'
Local PD gun you down where you layin'

Lil' homies bang the hood to gain street rep
So they set to push the blow like a pro street vet
West coast Long Beach that's where im from
Consequences turn deadly and it could be the outcome

We used to knuckle up, now we see the wig splt
You from the wrong area they trip on some crip shit
The concrete jungles dogg bodies get mopped
You still prayin' for god but the devil gonna plot

Hook (Jedi):
This is just a small introduction to Shining Sons music
Long Beach city that's the way we do it
Lets get our grind on, lets get our shine one
And come through daytime with the lights one

Tryin' to maintain, step ya game
It's still a damn mess but you still gangbang
Yea, Shining Sons in the House
Yea, Shining Sons in the House!

Verse 2 (Jedi):
City by the sea, North, West, & East
Dealin' with the violence makin' ends meet
All the years on the east still survivin'
Growin' up around the block where you had no option

Ain't tryin' to promote it dogg it's been reality
Brainwashed society with the mentality
Street by street, knuckles crack guns clap
If you gang affiliated, we'll see what's on yo hat

Cerritos & 5th ave., squabble if you get mad
On my block is working class tryin' to get fast cash
We them type of rappers causin' propoganda
Real life no movie stars no actors

Hook (Jedi):
This is just a small introduction to Shining Sons music
Long Beach city that's the way we do it
Lets get our grind on, lets get our shine one
And come through daytime with the lights one

Tryin' to maintain, step ya game
It's still a damn mess but you still gangbang
Yea, Shining Sons in the House
Yea, Shining Sons in the House!

Cuts by DJ ET:
24/7 Eastidin' it
I represent that shit till' it don't stop
Long beach, Eastsidin it
So what that LBC like
Filipino G from the L-B-C (x2)
Track Name: Serve The People
Verse 1 (Jedi):
Now im breaking it down for the world to wake up
So live that your feeling our musical touch
One for the struggle and two for the people
Still hustlin' standin' tall on your toes

The poor don't express ain't no voice to break out
Settle for a deal but keeps goin' round and round
Diein' over hunger oh what a proud country
One scoop of rice ain't enough to fill up tummies

Connect to the struggle never losin' my sight
Young savage wonderin' what's the hard life
Put your peace sign high we can all touch the sky
Remove barries in the right state of mind

Organize your block that we should'nt be hurtin
Gather up together and find out the purpose
Fist sky high yea we one step closer
Even though its been a rough ride like a rollercoaster

Hook x4 (Jedi):
Serve the people and we gotta take action
Yo, and this is for the masses

Verse 2 (Intellect):
See I rap for the community trying to bring unity
To demolish the hate and bring peace from you to me
The targets is the youth feedin' lies instead of truth
Revolutionaries please bring real to the booth

So we havin' good times makin' your hips move
One for the struggle organize is what we came to do
Help us preach to mankind recover the blind
I know it's hard times so please wipe your eyes

I speak the fact that beef in fact
For the homies in the hood and the geeks that rap
I feel then need to express the issues we address
Payin' me monopoly cents man that don't make sense

From block to block, yo it's nonstop cops
Transform society without the crack rock
So we collectivize come together as one
Shed a new light, a new generation has begun!

Hook x4 (Jedi):
Serve the people and we gotta take action
Yo, and this is for the masses
Track Name: Women Hold Up Half The Sky
Verse 1 (Intellect):
To all the women in my life that I appreciate
From the past and my sisters keep it real today
Someone like Gabriela or like Angela
But never to be the type on TV like Pamela

Like Lorena, yea we fight to free the motherland
For women's rights yea my people need to understand
But we fight together, never love each other less
Like Diego and Gabriela the struggle never rest

For the mothers all waitin' in line
Just know that change will be comin' in time
In this movement, you gotta be consistent
Liberate my sisters gotta be persistent

Everyday need to educate the worst minds
Struggle together so we break the worst binds
Let me see that fist up let the struggle unfold
Tell the story of the movement that was untold

Hook x2 (Jedi):
Sheroes in my life, they all apart of me
Can't stop, Won't stop until we all are free
Recognize that it's time to break dividing lines
It is true that Women hold up half the sky

Verse Two (Jedi):
Most of us so called men need to understand
Labeling women words that's so out of hand
Appreciate, You shouldn't ever dominate
Spittin the same lines like little weezy and Drake

So strong like Gabriela Silang
Empowerment for the future passin' the baton
These other lame gentlemen really gotta see
When we fight for freedom, men and women gotta be free

Video vixens pay green just to pose
End the prostitution and fuck being sold
I can't deny that my momma raised me
Scratch that old masculinity, freedom is the goal

It's no justice no peace livin' on these streets
More power to all women, love life indeed
Mix it up, Switch it up, more militant
Sheroes in the past and present, got the strength to win

Hook x2 (Jedi):
Sheroes in my life, they all apart of me
Can't stop, Won't stop until we all are free
Recognize that it's time to break dividing lines
It is true that Women hold up half the sky
Track Name: For The Masses
Verse 1 (Intellect):
I Revolutionize, talk that malcolm king talk
Movement on the rise, spittin off like gun spark
For my people man im willin' to brawl
To liberate my motherland im down for the cause

Now which lies are the generated push lies
Corrupted presidents like these fuckin' bush guys
They kill my people puttin' bombs in the sand
We can take them to the Philippines and make them understand

I spoil weak cats with the strength of the masses
I walk how I talk, not alone with the classes
Government be hella shady, man that's fucked up
Rob a person blind take they shit like what's up

See I organize for national liberation
Fightin' off oppression in the Philippine nation
So go and grab a picket sign and go and draw a pic design
Kabataang Makabayan in the 60's press rewind

Hope is too scared so it hide behind religion
Filipinos used for cheap labor yet it's not to mention
I speak truth for the people of the island
These politicians runnin' all out for the dollars

A hundred miles an hour, the revolution ours
They say we enemies to the public so we fight the power
All they do is minimal, I do the whole thing
It's straight political, shit I stay left-wing

Rats in the kitchen, no food on the table
Couch with no cushion, TV with stolen cable
That's how my people livin' strictly poverty strickin
They look to god stay prayin' then convert into christians

It's peace for the people in the third world nation
In the belly of the beast, it's a new rotation
Isulong ang pakikibaka
Para sa pambansang demokrasya

Verse 2 (Jedi):
Spittin' that organizin' 101 from your comrades
in the struggle along with the shining sons
Bring it back like people power in the 80's
Ruling classes don't care 'bout nothin' but a mercedes

These puppets can't move unless you got the shotcaller
Barack Obama, now tell me who's the fuckin' baller
Makin' profit off our change, collectin' taxes
Makin' tourism attractive, takin' money from the masses

Getting us distracted by poisoning our skin
Hire detectives to track down activists
Sometimes we ain't got no choice but to raise 'em up
Change it up, them feds gonna be catchin' thick slugs

They don't want nobody to be critical
Livin' off a million but they don't want it to be visible
In the country it's hard to maintain a life that liveable
Them brains in the game limited, so subliminal

It's cheap labor but it's modern day slavery
While they stackin' cookies, stealin' from the bakery
Integrate, set it straight, & eliminate
Lies that flies around our body to the mental state

Military in these streets huntin' fresh meat
Dollars on they head when they torture people for free
It's all business, ain't it obvious when we the witness
This ain't a dream cuz' im in the world that's non-fiction

Revolution incomplete, silence that we break free
Genuine freedom, uphold national democracy
Soak it in, take action for equality
In this economy the system commitin' robberies

Im from the hood, but it's the struggle that's the same
Used to spit about dollars, never dreamed about change
Time to take these puppets out of they hands
Its a new future for the world makin' a plan understand
Track Name: One Love
Verse 1 (Intellect):
We shed tears for the ones who ain't here
And say peace for the one who ain't near
Kids gettin' shot, ashes stored in a pot
Ain't no type of family so they bangin' a block

We tryin' to see change, can't be blind by the facts
We want to stay the same but we can't do that
Roadblocks on the road don't mean the road stop
Cuz' we organize for better and it go non-stop

I spit bars for the ones who can't be heard
And im walkin' down my block see these families hurt
But the system dont care so we all hold weight
For the working families who be makin' that change

I do it for the people and the art of respect
But in the Philippines is trouble why we gotta neglect
But I don't understand why, its patience it takes
For the world to know the flaws get the masses awake

Hook x2 (Jedi):
To all my people in the Philippines, ONE LOVE
To all the mothers stressin' over bills, ONE LOVE
To all the the brothers in the streets killed, ONE LOVE
I shed tears for our loved ones, ONE LOVE

Verse 2 (Intellect):
I shed tears for our loved ones when bucks come
Run cuz' police gonna pull those guns
The government control and release disease
It's increasin' in the streets and peace ain't in reach

But we never know a good thing till' it's gone
We lose doggs and homies to things so small
Kill of society the lives that we take
The real question in our minds is who do we blame

As the hands of time turn we strive to rewing
On the blocks, teach the youngs make way for the blind
Im like hands up, confinement hands cuffed
Well we gotta wise up in our minds it's like times up

It's one love for the struggle and cause
For the families in the hood that got nothin' at all
But im survivin' the times through pennin' my rhymes
You know, it's a struggle in these days and times

Hook x3 (Jedi):
To all my people in the Philippines, ONE LOVE
To all the mothers stressin' over bills, ONE LOVE
To all the the brothers in the streets killed, ONE LOVE
I shed tears for our loved ones, ONE LOVE
Track Name: Together
Verse 1 (Jedi):
Through any weather, overcome all together
Less hate on my mindstate thinkin' for the better
When we weak, the world can't sleep
Otherwise we just wakin' up in a bad dream

Thousand feet high climbin' to reach the top
So we startin' from the block each push tick tock
Some hustlin or recieve checks from the government
Unemployment still affectin' how we strugglin'

From the middle east all the way to Philippines
Belly of the beast starvin and we fightin' for our needs
Callin' all my brothers hangin' on the corner
Mothers, fathers, & kids let's make ourselves stronger

I ain't preachin, Im just speakin' on how we live
Unity for you and me take action stop wishin'
Put your hands real high like you touchin' the sky
Together in these dark days I thank my people im alive.

Hook (L.U.V) Cuts by DJ ET:
All together now power in our melanin

Verse 2 (Intellect):
All together now, power in our melanin
We come hard for the people so we bustin' in
When you file taxes you don't get no income
Politicians cut yo' budget that's the outcome

We need to organize in the right mindstate
The socialist socialize, despite the crimerate
The truth ain't being exposed like they suppose
Media got society like this how they suppose

Not enough brothers on the corner with brains
It's more brothers in the hood on the corner with cane
Straight up menace man society hates you
A real life sentence and the bars that await you

Government obediance, I say annialiate
Open eyes to the truth so we need to dilate
They don't like it when we come 'round
The people power here that's when you hear the sound

Hook (L.U.V) Cuts by DJ ET:
Shout We want justice, We want peace, We want freedom in the land of the beast
Track Name: Life On The East (feat. Lil Bam)
Verse 1 (Intellect):
Life on the east on these cold ass streets
Lil' homies ain't feelin safe so they hold that heat
I used to smoke the zip of the hash they sit on my stash
Young adolescence stay quick with the cash

So we wonder why corruption stay quickly intact
The cops shot Oscar Grant just because he was black
Gang injunction in the hood so they resistin' arrest
Not abidin' by the law so they resistin' the feds

Off the block with mines, aimed at the mind of crime
A whole lot of shit to change and not alot of time
In the hood muffugas' click up to find beef
Then fought with enemies scuffed chucks on they feet

The big homie Bam stay reppin' the east
While the Shining Sons hella voicin' out for the streets
Everlastin' love for the city im in
I walk the streets of Long beach with LB on the brim

Hook x2 (The Isley Brothers):
"I keep hearin' footsteps baby, in the dark"

Verse 2 (Jedi):
It's Long Beach with a capital East
Breathe every second of the city by any means
As a child growin' up, seen a whole lot of drama
From kids gettin' sent away from they own mama's

But I never through about my end of the road
And im a neighborhood kid so I never seen the snow
This law keep us under, we worry about livin'
Out here in the ghettos we ain't got no pot to piss in

Comin' from a street mind, Long Beach right
White tees, blue levis on Eastside
Struggle young on the cold hearted blocks
The bangin' and the cops ain't close to a stop

My life flows on the east like my hearbeat
Im a set the truth down until we all free
Now im learnin' with what I been through
Makin' hits that will get you to understand what we do and that's real!

Hook x2 (The Isley Brothers):
"I keep hearin' footsteps baby, in the dark"

Verse 3 (Lil Bam):
The city where Im from, we got some cold ass niggas
Dont worry about gangbangin' the cops is the killas'
Quick to pull them triggers, and never gettin' no time for it
So my rhymes I stay pushin' the line for it

Now , No justice no peace
No war on the streets then the cops can't eat
Dark clouds on the east, gang unit is fucked up
If you on parole, they makin' sure your tails tucked

See you got a right to remain silent
And never obeyin' a damn thing
Don't get pulled over illegal search and seizure
They violate the code of improper procedure

Damn, when this shit gonna change
They don't want us to open our eyes and our brains
But I already have it's too late badge busters
The penal codes designed ain't laws muthafucka


Hook x2 (The Isley Brothers):
"I keep hearin' footsteps baby, in the dark"
Track Name: LBPD
Verse 1 (Jedi):
5-0s follow the code society's own
Fuck the pigs, they don't know where to patrol
But to harrass on the ave. killer cops on the low
Takin' drugs off the streets but you still sniff it up your nose

Mr., Officer, I don't see you servin' or protectin' all the people
But for the rich you workin
What does your badge symbolize? Is it more lies?
More ties to masterminds and state crimes

Red, white, & blue if you was in my shoes sufferin'
How would it feel to not know it's true
Bald eagle got excuses usin' a warrant
Freedom is taken away and never fight for it

But to attract tourists and look down on homeless
Passin' by, maddoggin' and be all up on us
The rest of the people blinded by your flashin' lights
Neighborhood hot when the freaks come out at night

Hook x2:
(Jedi):
9-1-1 here comes a son-of-a-gun
(Intellect):
Day and night through the blocks gun smoke in they lungs
(Jedi): LBPD out to just get the cheese
(Intellect): All eyes on your TV screen

Verse 2 (Intellect):
Police steady trying to play the blame game
PD bullets firin' off bullets with no names
Im up against the wall gun to my back
i hate the brutality from a mufucka' with a badge

Brown men handcuffed by the bunch
Lil fiesty mufuckas' better pack up they lunch
Guerilla monsoon rap, watch me move back
LBPD lowkey they pull gats

Phony ass coppers ain't sayin' nothin' relevant
On the block, shit they find all the evidence
Politicin' on the policies they just agree to make
While they want to change the state they just want to keep the hate

Criminal ties, the government lies
They ain't care about minorities, the people's demise
Don't want to fall victim, so pray to the father
We ain't free cuz' them pigs commit manslaughter

Hook x2:
(Jedi):
9-1-1 here comes a son-of-a-gun
(Intellect):
Day and night through the blocks gun smoke in they lungs
(Jedi): LBPD out to just get the cheese
(Intellect): All eyes on your TV screen
Track Name: Change The Hood
Verse 1 (Intellect):
Kickin' rocks from block to block yo it's hard to stop
Seekin' for a change but the glock won't stop poppin'
24/7 sinked in this lifestyle
Cuz' this system got him and his moms goin' wild

Cash doubled on the 1st & 15th, the grind changed me
Survival on my mind, grip the 9 rearrange beef
But man these young dudes stay heavy with the metal
Rag coverin' the face, blue tag with the bevel

Stayin' stuck you either get blown off or rode off
I was sayin' fuck school easily thrown off
Used to style on suckas' who be sleepin on the real
I was out sellin weed most of the time puffin' L's

It's a war for real, you better guard your grill
Before them gangstas' put you in a garbage field
It's like the rock bottom of shit, in the bottomless pit
We gotta change the hood and get on top of this shit

Verse 2 (Jedi):
This for all my homies all up in the hood
Livin' it to the fullest, but you know it ain't good
Hard livin' as a youth in the city
Especially when you bangin' with no sense of pity

From childhood days, now you thinkin' you a man
Warm in Cali, but cold souls on the wrong path
The biggest war in the world is between us
Oppression got us pressin' each other, causin' deep cuts

Comin' up from the city by sea
Where I grew up, livin' in the belly of the beast
Gang codes and colors controlled by inner city streets
Obama in the office, but tell me are we free?

Gotta keep the peace up, and never the trigger
Understand these blocks but don't need up like a killa'
Community Revolution in Progress
It takes much more than a block to clean up the mess
Track Name: Chase The Dark Clouds Away
Verse 1 (Intellect):
As the sun fight with the clouds, my skin stay brown
Todays a new day so Im off like a toupee
I grind for real like I work in a cave and mine for steal
So we ain't gotta cry for meals

I pray that, I say that, I never stray back
My life play in rewind so Ima press play back
They tryin' to put the sun down like a sun set
But I aint done yet I lift 'em up like dumbell sets

I stand on both feet never bow down
On these cold streets the block has renounced
Took fades all day came home with blood stains
Mufuckas' turn they back, the world so cold man

But now Im back blowin' up like a rasta do
Still on tracks and Im preachin' like a pastor do
Nutrients is drained from the hood slow
Adolescents smokin death and seeds will never grow can we live in peace?

Hook x2 (Intellect & Jedi):
Such a crazy life, we ain't livin' right
Caught up in the grind all the way to midnight
Up in the mornin', we chasin' dark clouds away
We chasin' dark clouds away

Verse 2 (Jedi):
Black and whites on the watch in the midnight
Mother prayin' that her children gonna live right
Guns out in broad daylight pullin' triggers on plain sight
Young teenagers in the alley smokin' kush so high

40-ounce pistols and women, blue denim, bloodin' and crippin'
Take a listen see how we livin' might get your mind clickin
CA just ruthless, walkin' around shoeless
Poverty in the beach, ain't showin' no improvement

Locked down livin' day by day textin' families
Writin' letters thinkin' God gonna make it better
When the military doin' dirty work for the bosses
It's fuck that, we ain't takin' no more losses

I don't love 'em, we chasin' dark clouds away
Flush out the negativity that's runnin' in my veins
Kids without a father, youngs without a role model
Look into the corner streets doublin' all the extra trouble

Hook x2 (Intellect & Jedi):
Such a crazy life, we ain't livin' right
Caught up in the grind all the way to midnight
Up in the mornin', we chasin' dark clouds away
We chasin' dark clouds away
Track Name: Bad To Good
Verse 1 (Jedi):
Everyday momma worry 'bout my actions
Step out the door worried if im gonna be lastin'
The hood kept me under pressure for a family
But really I was all out hungry for insanity

Rain comin' as soon as the day is done
Still grippin' on the gun, hood got us all sprung
When I eat, think, and sleep about revenge
From kickin' it as doggs to evil in my head

Damn, raised on these streets full time
No job but put in work just to stay alive
They say that the strong will survive
Another one of my folks in the cell doin' time

Growin' up from being a kid, stuck with the mentality
Ever since 12 thought I knew I had the man in me
But, it's real talk 'cuz I made it through
Now tell me is this the life that you want to choose

Hook x4 (Jedi):
Bad to good from ridin' with the hood
To livin' like we should on the rise to the hood

Verse 2 (Jedi):
It takes a whole process to escape nightmares
With your old habits, leave them right here
But then you don't want to bounce on your own peers
Change don't happen overnight it takes a couple years

Its up to us for our lives to take charge
Or they can press charges and you locked behind bars
It ain't hard just to push the truth
Cuz' I come from where you come from, ain't nothin' new

Too many kids diein' over small reasons
In them alleyways and backstreets they be chiefin'
5-0's can use anything to shut us down
No doubt we got the power to hold up the ground

All them past times, couldn't take no more
Too much pain in the game, didn't want no more
This is why I wrote this song for us youngins
Bad to good, from nothin' to creatin' somethin'

Hook x4 (Jedi):
Bad to good from ridin' with the hood
To livin' like we should on the rise to the good
Track Name: Beatrock Sweater
Hook (Jedi):
Just another day out in sunny long beach
It's bangers throwin' up they hood on the damn street
Got my 501 jeans, my beatrock sweater
Saggin' my pants in this hot ass weather

Verse 1 (Jedi):
Beatrock sweater 8 rays of the sun
With the high top blazers and them 501's
Don't need to be shoppin' at them pricey ass stores
Can't spend 300, Im about to go to Ross

Cuz where Im from, You gots to be fitted
Throw on your white tee man it's so crispy
Got my own way of dressin' up and being fresh
Got the good clothes from the shoes to the neck

Shoutout to the beatrock fam, major props
Long beach, California that's the top spot
What I would suggest is stop spendin' big money
Man im ballin' on a budget that's better than nothin'

Im pretty cheap I aint scared to admit it
I ain't trying to be rich, Im just simple livin'
If ya'll hatin' on me, please get yourself right
You ain't gots to be flossy, just keep your swagger tight

Hook (Intellect):
Just another day out in sunny Long Beach
It's bangers throwin' up their hood on the damn street
I got my 501 jeans, my beatrock sweater
Saggin' my pants in this hot ass weather

Verse 2 (Intellect):
Beatrock apparel with the 501 jeans
Katipunero Shirt people askin, "What that mean?"
Sportin' good clothes, ross shoppin' that's enough
Cuz' this is Long Beach city, you gots to be tough

Welcome to LA, the home of the eses
Rockin' the 8 rays like foo don't ask me
Fuck exclusive, we rock clothes below 30
Destroy this old system cuz this system is dirty

Low 80's today, time to sagg my pants
Rockin' fresh clothes in the movement gots to advance
Cuz' the clothes I wear don't matter
Ain't got gouda, its cool if you ain't got swagger

If you got some decent shoes then maybe it'll do
Come through clean ask a friend bring 'em too
As long as you aint offbrand then homie you good
"Should I hit up the Beatrock Store?", Yea you should

Hook (Intellect & Jedi):
Just another day out in sunny Long Beach
It's bangers throwin' up their hood on the damn street
I got my 501 jeans, my beatrock sweater
Saggin' my pants in this hot ass weather

Cuts by DJ ET:
Beatrock Sweater
Heatrocks, spit like the beatbox
8 rays of the sun
Track Name: Never Been
Verse 1 (Intellect):
Im in the air, the paper planes need clearin'
You say opinions, they just throw it up the ceiling
I wouldn't doubt that what I do has meaning
Kind of like what Im equipped with, Kind of like what individuals are missin'

Now check it, Im gonna need both hands
These government officials don't stand no change
mufuggas' gettin' blind shit we live in a glass house
I can't see the change so my eyes is just glassed out

Im tired of the mainstream I want to just pass out
Masculine male images just like a frat house
But I ain't pretendin' to be better than the next guy
Doesn't matter who, shit they just pass by

The walls of the game sellin' souls is lame
Publicity stuntin' so the game need change
You set it up, Im ready to arrange
Take your time and I'll be waitin' at the finish line

Hook (Cuts by DJ ET):
"Never been regarded as a regular..."
"Never catch me fronting..."
"It's just like that as we proceed..."

Verse 2 (Jedi):
Rap is my religion, somethin' like a catholic and christian
Fakeness too bold for this uneccessary competitions
Im on some black panther, revolution truth spittin'
Sayin' that you rippin', but the whole content is missin'

Never been a rich cat, been layin' where them doggs is at
No white house or a bulletproof cadillac
Matter of fact Im like an artchitect, buildin' new steps
For the next, movin' pawns so you need we playin' chess

Got some skills, but I aint dealin' with a deal
Writin' songs to make you feel, Not on your own will to kill
Stayin' true to whatever we do
Hiding the facts when ya'll know that we got the proof

Never been a garbage man for people who be talkin' trash
I ain't the one who be fillin' up 100 bags
Hard to find mysteries, we diggin' up with a shovel
From from your level, been an honor, got no medals

Hook (Cuts by DJ ET):
"Never been regarded as a regular..."
"Never catch me fronting..."
"It's just like that as we proceed..."
Track Name: Yesterday & Today
Verse 1 (Intellect):
See, I ain't worried that was yesterday
Im just trying to make ends just to live through the day
I got a different flight plan for my life span
I rather spread my seed with the truth on my right hand

From the noon down, I used to roll the dice
mufuckas' slang grams earnin' half the price
All the hate had me shootin' like the top gun
Life is somethin' short but im focused in the long run

Fists pop through the roof as we set progress
It don't take that long to make change it's a process
But all that shit in the past, all non-sense
It's been a year now I changed my mental conscience

When cloudy skies replaced the city's sunshine
I took a moment to reflect and write one rhyme
One bar, one rhyme, and more lines
My city's breathin' in sleep, my hustles due time

Hook (Intellect):
Felt the most hated, I thought I couldn't take it
They said I couldn't make it
But I'm feelin' all good, I got nothin' to prove
Just know I made it through
The hood got me jaded, I know that I paid it
But still I made change
And I'm feelin' all good, I got nothin' to prove
Just know I made it through

Verse 2 (Intellect):
But this is for the block dedicated to goodness
Replicate what I dedicate to those that never made it
The homies sho' do know that I press facts
Every word is truth, never written on contracts

Yesterday I thought I walked with a limp
But today I know never emptied a clip
Maniacs with bats and bombs calm reactin'
The streets got dudes goin' insane for action

I was stuck on gettin' measurin' right
While my doggs hella looked to the metal for might
But man murder rates high in the city of crime
I can't stop time, I gotta let my mind unwind

Life's a trip so I walk by the miles
I keep peace for my people, never act like they wild
But then again, Im just an average joe
Just like your mans around the corner just like he was brought up sing along

Hook (Intellect):
Felt the most hated, I thought I couldn't take it
They said I couldn't make it
But I'm feelin' all good, I got nothin' to prove
Just know I made it through
The hood got me jaded, I know that I paid it
But still I made change
And I'm feelin' all good, I got nothin' to prove
Just know I made it through
Track Name: That Ain't Love (feat. L.U.V)
Verse 1 (Intellect):
You say it's love for the people but it's love for the foreplay
Organizin' young sisters spittin' game with no taste
It ain't right when the sisters get the hit
Check it out young bro the sisters gotta be militant

What's the revolution without the peace and love
While the mactivism you spittin' ain't doin' it bro
So, get your shit together and do it for the better
I feel you young missy, my sisters be mad as eva

The funny remarks and the pick-up lines
Stop frontin' for the movement man you wastin' time
While the young mothers workin' hard up on the grind
Providin' for their daughters, come to find she bound to be blind

I smell the bullshit, so it's best you stop
'Cuz we gotta change society with floodin' the blocks
But we gotta break the line from love and holdin' picket signs
That ain't love young homie you gotta free the mind

Hook (Intellect, Jedi, L.U.V)
(Intellect):
You say you trying to help the system by dissin' all of our sisters thinkin' it's intuition, but brother that ain't love
(Jedi):
You claimin' that you love the hood takin' sons away from mothers, help you find a different 'cuz brother that ain't love
(L.U.V):
These coppers claim they for the people, killin' youth and winnin' trials, the system is in denial people that ain't love
(Intellect, Jedi, L.U.V):
That ain't love ya'll, that ain't love-love, that ain't love ya'll, that ain't love-love

Verse 2 (Jedi):
Seen so much in front of my eye been losin' my mind
Brothers killin' another in these difficult times
Got love for the block doesn't mean you'll get it back
Everybody greedy when it comes to the cash

Learned alot of lessons for the ones can't trust
Once you walkin' down your block anyone can bust
Mother loses a son but ain't no one want to talk
Imagine new generation wouldn't follow the wrong walk

Better days, change and hope it's behind closed doors
None of these minds is free 'cuz they don't know what's the cause
Life's a struggle of course, and I can relate
Realize that person you took just looks the same

That ain't love ya'll as a generation we stay strong ya'll
Peace in the hood and now we holdin' on ya'll
Lets fix the problem, and quite the cryin'
Rearrange the neighborhoods and no more dyin'!

Hook (Intellect, Jedi, L.U.V)
(Intellect):
You say you trying to help the system by dissin' all of our sisters thinkin' it's intuition, but brother that ain't love
(Jedi):
You claimin' that you love the hood takin' sons away from mothers, help you find a different 'cuz brother that ain't love
(L.U.V):
These coppers claim they for the people, killin' youth and winnin' trials, the system is in denial people that ain't love
(Intellect, Jedi, L.U.V):
That ain't love ya'll, that ain't love-love, that ain't love ya'll, that ain't love-love

Verse 3 (L.U.V):
Now I don't want another Oscar, Bell, Brunston, Kadapan
Fallin' victim to a baton, gunnin' like kabataan
Witness red and blue sirens, runnin towards corruption
Videoing the gunmen, fightin' and still nothin'

But we picket lines, picket signs, pickin times of comin'
Spreadin' that real justice that these pigs can't trust in
I lost my admiration to the swine and time
The masses know we need a change but Obama isn't the God

Killers from overseas, political refugees, inspirin' under siege, admiring we are free
So indeed, Im gonna keep a camera filming these cops and have a file for the judge so the jury can watch

And if they trying to disagree just pick up that molotov
And blow the mothafuckin' roof off the courthouse and let it rot
But is that love though? I keep it peaceful for my people
Still dyin' slow, you know

Hook (Intellect, Jedi, L.U.V)
(Intellect):
You say you trying to help the system by dissin' all of our sisters thinkin' it's intuition, but brother that ain't love
(Jedi):
You claimin' that you love the hood takin' sons away from mothers, help you find a different 'cuz brother that ain't love
(L.U.V):
These coppers claim they for the people, killin' youth and winnin' trials, the system is in denial people that ain't love
(Intellect, Jedi, L.U.V):
That ain't love ya'll, that ain't love-love, that ain't love ya'll, that ain't love-love
Track Name: Slow Down (feat. Krystle Tugadi)
Verse 1 (Intellect):
Well you runnin' 'cuz the area hotter than hells kitchen
Ghetto birds circlin' the blocks while we pitchin'
Brothers gettin' caught in reality time
What if you slow it down..Oh well we back on the grind

But the cops stay realigning the dope
It's easy to find poverty where folks is just broke
Im from where gang culture exists and the thieves dwell
So you know the devils real 'cuz you seen hell

Gangbangin' now you all on your own
Mothafuck the police, now they all on yo home
Slow down homie, man you waste every line
Spittin non-sense bro, that's all on your mind

In this world I see love covered with hate
Playin' by the rules like they runnin' the plays yea
The same man with the badge who harrass you
You said you gonna change, well I guess you just past due

Hook x4 (Jedi):
Homie, you can come around, if you get up on your feet and take your ass up off the ground slow down...

Verse 2 (Jedi):
Everytime I look around I see the evil stare me down
Livin' to survivin' the line no time for bowin' down
Kids run around the town like them playgrounds
Pigs diggin' up the streets lockin' loadin' them rounds

Big homies, lil' homies as your side gunner
I even know guys like certified hood runners
That have less, but collectin' them funds
Everyday hustla be up to the rise of the sun

West coast that is, but gotta handle my biz
Been through alot of drama in thick and the thin and
These rappers front about a S on they chest
Fuck livin' hollywood, so much mess on my chest

What's best, man it's hard to expect
Gang signs in your face, when death is up next
Keep it strictly for my homies out there with your eyes clear
Tryin' to live ignorin' them fears slow down

Hook x4 (Jedi):
Homie, you can come around, if you get up on your feet and take your ass up off the ground slow down...

Krystle Tugadi:
Gotta hustle my baby need food
Got a second job, yea gotta work that too
Gots to push on and that's fa sho
You know it's up to me I'm up to get that doe

Im gonna struggle for my people I ain't got no time for nothin can't slow down
We gonna get through this together and our situations better gotta slow down
Slow down, Slow-slow slow down x4
Track Name: All My Life
Verse 1 (Jedi):
15 when I turned my life around
Met brothers in the beach that breaked it all down
Just another youngin' found in the ghettos
Talkin' about my days and the pain on instrumentals

Comin' from the poor, on the East without peace
Squabbled on the street, never had my own peace
It's impossible to turn my back on my own hood
Blue skies, abandoned houses, that's hollyhood

Livin' another chance, plottin' my next plan
We in this world where you gotta be your own man
Momma in the kitchen, tellin' me I need to listen
When I walked out the door I became a villian

Me and my brother raised in these concrete jungles
Lookin' back reminisin' till' this day I struggle
Rest in peace dad, for you we stayin' strong
Through the storm, bleedin' the streets till' im gone

Hook x2 (Intellect & Jedi):
It's time now, we ain't goin' down now, all my life through the struggle now it's white clouds
Even though it's hard times make my momma proud
Shining Sons comin' from the East of the town

Verse 2 (Intellect):
Slum kids, dirty laces, bummy kicks
Im on that champion like olympic medal shit
Stuck in this ghetto sandtrap
I seen lil' homies taking bullets in they dome cap

Straight out the ghetto, young little rebel
Runnin' with the thieves, chasin' infinite dreams
Runnin' blocks so hot dogg we cook 'em up
Used to squab all day so we hit 'em up

My life in play mode, but where the fuck is the cut scene
Dad left early so we hustle that green
Hungry with the homies we didn't have nothin' to eat
We looked to the bullshit, plottin' on the streets

Eastside Long Beach that's my birthplace
I ain't runnin' last, shit Im on my first place
I can write thin books I got alot to say
From the block I rose from it's a new day

Hook x2 (Intellect & Jedi):
It's time now, we ain't goin' down now, all my life through the struggle now it's white clouds
Even though it's hard times make my momma proud
Shining Sons comin' from the East of the town
Track Name: Girlfriend
Verse 1 (Intellect):
Back in my days, I was jealous of another man
So I was like yo, shit I need another plan
To understand the importance of relationships
To love affectionately and make the best of it

But I remember she was breakin' my heart slow
She sound so sweet like she was playin' the harp though
Better than a summer scene, sweeter than the sweetest thing
Glow like the sun, cure like the medicine

I take my time to get to know you I don't speed up
Words can't explain so I let my pen bleed but
Is it wrong for me to say I like the way you did you hair
Used to be dominant, attitude like I don't care

To all my sisters stay strong and be thicker than glass
Matter of fact, can't get more vivid than that
I criticize my own self for my past actions
Love ain't for money, not for transactions

Hook x2 (Intellect & Jedi):
(Jedi):
Love ain't a game
(Intellect):
It could be full of pain
(Jedi):
Communication, being passionate
(Intellect):
Should never change
(Jedi):
We not complete
(Intellect):
If our hearts got a broken piece
(Jedi):
More than relationships
(Intellect & Jedi):
It's more than just being me

Verse 2 (Jedi):
I wasn't even steppin' in the name of love
Just got stepped on and didn't even know what's up
So much mistakes I committed that needs healing
Can't rewind to my past on how I was treatin'

Realize in the eyes of my selfish actions
We had a picture but without explaining the caption
A youngin' so sprung on girls like the pearls
Callin' her up on the phone so lost in this world

So much jealousy, fallin' off an edge of a cliff
Cheated so much, livin' the life the was too stiff
Not a bit, I hardly solvedf a conflict in an arguement
My love for her was twisted and so bent

I regret but really made it this far
Now replacing my mindstate and founded my heart
But that was my young days I wanted some fame
I need love like LL Cool J

Hook x2 (Intellect & Jedi):
(Jedi):
Love ain't a game
(Intellect):
It could be full of pain
(Jedi):
Communication, being passionate
(Intellect):
Should never change
(Jedi):
We not complete
(Intellect):
If our hearts got a broken piece
(Jedi):
More than relationships
(Intellect & Jedi):
It's more than just being me
Track Name: Free The People
Verse 1 (Jedi):
First of all, this is for the masses
Everybody, lets make something happen
Organize and let the people know
The issues that we deal with get together folks

Real people, these neighborhoods we live in
No doubt 'cuz the streets stay talkin'
Men, Women, and child doesn't even matter
People all equal even though we all scattered

Bring it up for the next generation
Peace to the world, the struggle we embracin'
Time to step it up while days go by
We can't expect a rush, It's a process for these minds

No matter what this ain't gonna end
Start off strong build with the new friends
Man Im hungry for social change fist up in the air ya'll

(Hook)

Verse 2 (Jedi):
Free the 43, this for Maguindinao
The Philippines been locked down so we should out loud
No more war against our own people
We all lookin' the same, but they talk about we illegal

Everybody been oppressed, pumpin' they chest
Ain't feelin' safe, now a bulletproof chest?
Divide & Conquer, we lookin' down on each other
Uncle Sam seperated us changed our skin colors

Sendin' our youngins to the Middle East
Just to make the paper, ain't no other oppurtunity
Red and blue lights flashin', them guns bustin
No more sunlight and you see them gorillas comin'

Surrounded by hate, everybody want fast cash
Tell me am I free with a barrel pointed to my back
Or get shot 80 times, think about that

(Hook)
Track Name: Eastside LB (feat. Krystle Tugadi)
Verse 1 (Jedi):
Long Beach, California eastside of the city
Born and raised Pacific hospital when life wasn't easy
On 5th street, my heart is where it be
Remember when snoop put it on for the beach

Stop by the bargain mart, get me some pro clubs
To the homies on Cerritos, yea much love
Been through alot but at the end this is home
No time for trippin' so don't pass my zone

On my way to poly apartments to chill
Then beachcruise to poly burgers just to get a meal
Poly high, V.I.P, Atlantic, P.C.H
Steelers and Raiders go head to head on MLK

Turf by the surf, where every moments worth
Eastsidaz through 'em up and despite all the dirt
Beach city ridah' in the belly of the east
Shoutout to the Twinz who laid it down on these streets

Hook x2 (Krystle Tugadi):
Cuz' this is Eastside Long Beach
(Jedi):
'Cuz a eastside party ain't no joke

Verse 2 (Intellect):
Now as time passes by, I sit and wonder where it all went
Down on MLK when DPG was the click
Like Nate Dogg said, these days you gotta be strapped
Lil' homies quick to locc up on you all on your back

We Eastside steady dippin' with the Twinz on repeat
Glad to know my loccs out on bail came out clean
L-B-C Strong beach, yea we one of a kind
In the city, where peace ain't that hard to find

Down to 15, the homies representin' Khmer
Smash through 10st., samoans keepin' it live
But just know I got love for my LB peeps
For the homies locked down solid on these streets

I throw the E up high dogg, that's where Im from
Take a deep breath now the ocean breeze in my lungs
So I suggest you peep and recognize the game
Long Beach, ES I rep it everyday

Hook x2 (Krystle Tugadi):
Cuz' this is Eastside Long Beach
(Jedi):
'Cuz a eastside party ain't no joke

Verse 3 (Intellect & Jedi):
(Intellect):
So we cruise with the homies on a nighttime stroll
(Jedi):
Rollin' down Pine and see the city lights glow
(Intellect):
Bro I know it's all good without holdin' the gun
(Jedi):
We ain't gotta worry, so we gonna have fun
(Intellect):
So we gonna keep it crackin' in the city so fine
(Jedi):
And why is that?
(Intellect):
We do what it do, and we pushin' the line
Time to part on the east bring ya friends
Cuz' we ain't got nothin' but love for the city we in

(Jedi) x2:
Well if you groove to this, don't let go
And if you move to this, well then locc
Because ain't no party like a eastside party
Cuz' a eastside party ain't no joke

Hook x2 (Krystle Tugadi):
Cuz' this is Eastside Long Beach
(Jedi):
'Cuz a eastside party ain't no joke