Marcus J: This is another one of those “C-Doc sends a beat and I write and record something I never expected to become a real song”, things. This was also a writing challenge to myself in the beginning. Without boring you with a long explanation of my weird writing style sometimes, I’ll just say I was trying to write with certain rules and words and patterns, without it sounding stupid. I thought I did ok with that… and then I hear C-Doc’s verse and he does a similar thing… only what he does is much more complicated and he pulls it off much better than I did.
C-Doc: Another beat from the half-realized "Time of the Month" album (that wasn't the title, but whatever). Half-realized because we actually recorded some stuff (I think I did the most recording and Marcus did a temp for a song or two... also see "August") and had even more written (which got turned into other songs elsewhere... like tracks on my album Divided We Stand). At one point, there was a less boom-bap version of this beat that was slated for a solo Tirade record that was never finished. But anyway...
This track was going to be June. But then Marcus went on a recording spree at some point long after we had abandoned the "monthly" idea and he wrote this thing called "Get Up" and I thought it was a perfect Bulls song. But it couldn't just be called "Get Up" because how many songs are already called that? So it became "The GetUp" and formed part of a loose trilogy of songs that kinda fit together.
Also, as usual, CM aka Creative rocked the piss out of this track.
Chorus: If you’re feeling down… Get Up!
Falling down… Get up!
On the ground… Get up!
Feeling down… Get Up!
Falling down… Get up!
On the ground… Get up!
Impossebulls got your back let’s get up ya’ll
Marcus J: Gotta get up no excuses no more
Gotta get up off the dirt on the hard floor
Gotta be for everyone not just the hardcore
Gotta be a team have a dream without no war
Gotta get up cause you can't stay low
Gotta get up Marcus J says so
Gotta make amends for faults in the flow
Gotta make friends til the end out of old foes
Gotta get up yo and do it right now
Gotta get up I can’t tell you how
Gotta look up to see me in crowds
Gotta look above to find love in these dark clouds
Gotta get up the alarm clocks ringing
Gotta get up a new day it’s bringing
Gotta be sure for the fence you’re swinging
Gotta be sure it’s gotta get up that your singing
CM aka Creative: Greet me when you see me
Positivity is so infectious, if you don’t believe me
When you feel things is bad, smile just a lil bit
Good days are on the horizon, take time to consider it
Don’t dwell on the mistakes that’s made
Like regrets, just let that fade
Life is like a show, time to take the stage
Let ‘em all know, they can’t hold you down, blows you trade
Cause you’re a fighter, survivalist
Don’t let it beat down your spirit, won’t you come and fly with us
Rise above all the all the manure that belongs in the sewers
And throw a peace sign to all those who foolish enough to try to run through us
Forget all that bull that you’re used to, time for a brand new attitude
Surround yourself with those who willing to show some gratitude
Know your worth, so when they try to do their worst
Show ‘em first how you get up
C-Doc: If you feel down when we come around You gettin up
Got the sub woofer's bump in the sound so turn it up
DJ Spin the record around and mix it up
Underneath the sound of the underground we bring it up
Maybe if I was clownin around I'd mess it up
But you know we goin after the crown we make it rough
Even though we not world renown we goin tough
But we bringin this music to your town so pump it up
It's Impossebull you wanna know how well listen up
All that negative we do not allow we buildin up
And the sun shinin down thru the clouds will be enough
To turn that frown to upside down let's pick it up
All my brothers and sisters in the crowd we raise it up
Can't hear it we'll turn it up loud to blow it up
The music that'll make you get down will get you up
And everybody you can give me a pound- that's wassup!
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