Debt (Parts 1 & 2)

from The Devils You Know by The Impossebulls

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Marcus J: I found a beat I liked and at the time I was dealing with some of my people’s “debt”. I love when this happens… therapeutic writing and sometimes a dope song becomes the byproduct instead of the goal. I think it’s better that way.

C-Doc: I made this beat and Marcus and I put our vocals on it and I started to add stuff to the track as I usually do. I don't think I ever thought it was gonna have a chorus; I liked how it went from verse to verse. When I found the guitar part that comes in after my verse, though, I had the idea of taking the beat into a whole new direction and I ended up creating the second part of the track. Dope! But now I needed another Emcee to rock the second part. I asked my dude Rude Filter from LA who wanted to do it but ultimately wasn't able to. The Honorable Sleaze and I had just collabed on my DocSonic album and it turned out dope, so I reached out to see if he would be interested in jumping on this. Needless to say, he came through with the ill shit.

lyrics

Marcus J: Debt… how many owe what they ain’t paid yet
How many ends gonna end in a… debt
No not all is monetary
Easy to pick up… but hard to carry
Sometimes defined by those we indebted
Too deep before I said I wouldn’t let it
Me and the microphone is still poetic
Like ABC is still alphabetic
Like 1 2 3 to 3 to 2 1
Debt be forever like father and son
Or debt can be for never if you owe none
But everybody owes something to someone
Take a moment audit your karma accounts
Debt comes and goes in varying amounts
To any and all that gave to Marcus J
Payback starts today…

C-Doc: Everybody pays one way or another
Done by a lover or the hands of your brother- or the
Man who's the other person you have scorned... It's
One wrong move and debt will be born
Torn between right and wrong until you say that
Now's the right time for mine to get payback- and
Debt's get paid in the worst of ways- gotta
Empty out your wallet or your purse today- or
Give up your soul man you've lost control- when you
Try to withhold is when it all goes cold- blooded
... When there's blood in the water they come runnin- you
oughta- get out the way of the oncoming slaughter
Teach your daughters and sons to take care- cause these
Debt collectors don't like to play fair- and
Payback's a mutha like the people say- cashin
Out at the end of your day the wrong way...

The Honorable Sleaze: All I see is debt comin over the horizon
Try to call it in but I'm owin' to Verizon and
Comcast sending me bills I can't pay
Wanna go and party got work I can't stay
Gotta make this cash gotta make this dough
Pay these bills then I'm broke once mo
I don't want no favors I don't want no loans
Lemme settle all this shit on my own, they say
Nothin is for certain but death and taxes
Bills too man that sound like wack shit
But we pay it all up just to keep shit straight
And keep them debt collectors in they place
They have me hittin the safe, takin out money I was savin
Any left over goin straight to the blazin
Then I'm gonna chill cause it ain't a dollar left
But bein broke feels better than bein in debt, I said
Then I'm gonna chill cause it ain't a dollar left
But bein broke feels better than bein in debt, and yo
Then I'm gonna chill cause it ain't a dollar left
But bein broke feels better than bein in debt
Let's go...

credits

from The Devils You Know, released July 26, 2016
Debt (Parts 1 & 2)
(M. Ankeney, DC Snyder, B. Davis)
Concept by Marcus J
Vocals by Marcus J, C-Doc, The Honorable Sleaze
Cuts by C-Doc

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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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