Bigger Than You (Marcus J / CM aka Creative / Boooka)

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

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Marcus J: This is a love song and that is exactly what I wanted it to be when I wrote it. I can only speak for myself, but I think a lot of people will understand this. I saw rappers thinking they invented rap. They thought they were the reason rap music existed. I have always thought the exact opposite. Rap made me. Hip-Hop culture made me. And that’s so much more of a beautiful and fulfilling way to think about it. I’m part of something instead of the master of something. Everybody wants to be successful, to be “great”. But like a championship team, or The Impossebulls ourselves, it’s so much more satisfying to share success and joy.
So this was an I love you Hip-Hop song, and a song to tell the self-important pop rappers to shut up, because in the grand scheme of things you are nothing, because the biggest thing you are a part of is… you, and that isn’t much when you think about it. I’m something… because although Hip-Hop is big enough to make me feel like nothing if it wanted to… it never has. It’s always made me feel like I mattered so it has always mattered to me. So I feel it’s my duty to promote it and protect it whenever possible.

C-Doc: Again, big ups for the assist to CM for coming through at the last minute to save the day (I forget who else was supposed to be on this song, but they know... they know...!) and even make the chorus that much better.
Boooka was supposed to be on a couple of songs but he was only able to get to this one, but he murdered it accordingly.

lyrics

Chorus: Now put your hands up if you lovin hip-hop
And put them back down when you want me to stop
Bet I never ever ever see a single hand drop
Cause this is hip-hop and it’s bigger than you

Marcus J: Ain’t nothing that I love more than this right here
Put on a beat grab a mic and whisper in your ear
That I love you cause you’re bigger than me
And honestly I’m afraid to think exactly where I might be
If I didn’t have those late nights writing in my room
If I didn’t have the bass of that 808 boom
If I didn’t have my radio play my favorite tune
If I didn’t get the love I gave back from you
But I got it back and then some this is where I came from
You can’t dis, I reminisce over you because it is fun
Put your hands up never put them down
Marcus J is center stage connecting with the crowd
Cause everybody got a little MC in them
And I can see you just like me we down from the beginning
So let me wrap my arms around this song because it's true
Hip-hop equals love and man it’s bigger than you

Chorus

CM aka Creative: I clutch this mic device with a calm that’s cold as ice, precise
Is how I spit these bars of life, and yall can sing along if you like
If my words speak to heart, this art done gave me a voice
When it comes to my talent Hip- Hop gave me a choice
Produce, write, spit nice, collab with like minded folks
All across the globe down to my brother who I found that wrote
Now we in the basement, we be scripting, dream chasing screaming DCOM
That Deadly Combination is what we on
So be gone if you aint supporting or trying to stand in our way
We just trying to preserve the culture that helped out our yesterdays
And now a days we need this, give people something to believe in
It’s a odd time so I’m just trying to make things even, got ‘em fiending
For that throw back, Golden Era, hold that but don’t hold back them pro raps
Over hot tracks, C-Doc provides that, time best know that
Gotta show that we hold our own now, with the verbs and the pronouns
It aint about a showdown, but build positivity to grow out

Chorus

Boooka: What's more defnin' then my rhymin, I'll wait
OK, break over like September, August just bein honest
This shit been in my veins like heroin
Take your choice this hero's in
I save the game like memory cards
Back in 2K, never forget the day when
Doc hit me, you be my shit
Gave me confidence
I think of you whenever I'm feelin like it's time to call it quits
But I never can like plastic bottles
So I can't give this up like Johnny Bravo
Fool me once, fool me twice I'll get it right
Mama I'mma get this, not tryin' to be the richest
Just tryin' to quit that defect and every other bidness
Commercial cause I'm in the chain
If I had two we'd be the same
I can't complain, most n---az my age would never see these thangs
Boooka bangs, what you heard? I'll clarify
He the hottest, man I try
If you ain't burnt, you probably lie, toastin' n---az
Like celebration day, your graduation day was over late
Life's around the corner now let's set this straight
I got managers managin bullshit
AR's like full clips, but jam like Jordan
My clan so focused
New love, n---a, you lose love n---a
Yo girl love n---a like game shows, this flavor of love
This real chance of love, this realler than chance
You call it a chance, I call it my turn
Like signal my stop, so get off my cock
No time for the judge, you up at the top
I'm stealin yo spot, don't hand me a thing
I'm already king...

credits

from Everything Has Changed; Nothing is Different (Digital Deluxe Version), released October 14, 2014
Bigger Than You (4:51)
(M. Ankeney, C. Lugo, L. Scott, DC Snyder)
Concept: Marcus J
Vocals: Marcus J, CM aka Creative, Boooka
Chorus: Marcus J, CM, Armand Armandollar
Interlude Guest: Shawn Franklin of The Scallions
Recorded by C-Doc at HWIC East- Tarentum, PA, Christopher Lugo, and Leo Scott

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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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