August (Marcus J / CM aka Creative / C​-​Doc)

from Everything Has Changed; Nothing is Different (Digital Deluxe Version) by The Impossebulls

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Marcus J: This song was a part of a previous Impossebulls project that never got finished. I’ll let C-Doc speak on this one. One of my favorite C-Doc verses by the way. Ohh and let me explain the “lalas” at the beginning… they actually had a purpose. For some reason, (probably all the energy drinks I consume while recording), my throat would kind of get clogged up and every time I would start my verse I would choke on the first word. So I did the “lalas” to keep my throat clear until I was ready to go into my verse. I sent it to C-Doc without cutting the “lalas” out figuring he’d do something with it, and it ended up making the finish track.

C-Doc: My original beat for this song was one of my favorites and it had some amazing guitar work by Shawn Franklin on it. But alas, like so many other Impossebull beats, it was lost to the great hard drive crash of 2010 (and yes, I'm still pissed).
That's not to say that I'm not pleased with the replacement. It's probably better that we have this version of the song now because it fits in better with the rest of the album.

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Marcus J: Never one to block the sun when it shines
These rhymes rise in the eyes of the blind
These rays beam from the sky to the ground
But these days ain’t many rays to be found
Older now, give less than a fuck
Still hot as hell feelin down on my luck
Sum - mer num - ber thirty seven
Came and went like my idea of heaven
But wait there’s still some heaven goin’ on
August is hell, September the dawn
Sun gives life but we pray for night
Can’t beat heat in the height of the light
Liquid pours down like life from the dead
Wipe the sweat from my red forehead
As the summer light starts to fade
I’m out, Marcus J in the shade

CM aka Creative: Hope the invite to the BBQ got Creative on it
Sunshine bless the skin, without rain warnings
Shorties looking love, Short Shorts showing off assets
Long hair and tan lines, looking super-hot to death
I always stay composed yo, keep it on the low low
Then hit ‘em a CD like it’s all about the promo
Create some small talk to see what you’re all about
Drop a card off with my info then I say peace and I’m out
The real question is who’s chef and what you’re blessing
Gonna be one of the first to be taste testing, no question
If it’s good, then I’ll definitely be coming back for some seconds
Catch my breath then hopefully spit a quick cypher session
We can play a little b-ball or toss the pigskin
Once I work off what I ate, time for round three, let’s dig in
Joke with the fellas, this weather gives chics a good reason
To show it all but I’m ready for hoodie season

C-Doc: You know I feel alright
As I stand here gazing into the fading sun light
Feel the heat from the street way into late night as it's
Time to move on but wait, I just might
Savor the moment take it slow for a minute
Remembering back to all the times that I didn't
Remembering past mistakes, yeah now I get it
Grab the mic, run the beat and hit it
Admittedly it's something coming from deep down
The sun rays beat down, gotta find a way to beat the heat now
91 degrees, 92, 93
Ice cubes fallin' down into a glass of iced tea
Ice Cube had a good day back in '93
Despite me being on the other coast it might be
Cause for celebratory excess who needs bed rest?
Just let your girl use your shoulder as a headrest
And watch the sun dip below the horizontal
Hydrating with a sip from the cold water bottle- I've been
Through so many can't remember them all
And even if they were hell I still was havin' a ball
If I'm standin' in hell then I've got to stand tall
To measure a man he's gotta give you his all, so I'mma
Bring it all back, total recall sayin'
Good night to summer as we slip into fall...

credits

from Everything Has Changed; Nothing is Different (Digital Deluxe Version), released October 14, 2014
August (3:08)
(DC Snyder, M. Ankeney, C. Lugo)
Concept: C-Doc
Vocals: Marcus J, CM aka Creative, C-Doc
Cuts: C-Doc
Recorded by C-Doc at HWIC East- Tarentum, PA and Christopher Lugo

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DefBeat Posse Productions, ID! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Collective of emcees founded by Public Enemy's Chuck D. Spearheaded by producer / emcee C-Doc, The Impossebulls were nicknamed "the world's first virtual rap squad" as they would collaborate virtually with anyone at anytime. They recorded their self titled debut in 2001 and are set to celebrate their 20th year in 2021. ... more

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