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Around The Sun

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J-Live's 10th release and 6th full length album, "Around The Sun" marks yet another growth spurt for the indie hip hop veteran. "Around The Sun features a smooth yet gritty OG boom bap New York sound. It's a cohesive work of art, but still an eclectic listen with a wide range of production as exhibited by the first two released tracks "Money Matters" prod. by Oddisee and "Not Listening" prod. by Korede.

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released April 29, 2014

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J-LIVE New York, New York

J-Live's music has been a staple of inspiration for listeners of underground hip hop for over 20 years. His discography includes more than 15 full projects, as well as countless guest appearances. The artists and producers J-Live has recorded and toured with are a who's who of hip hop icons from DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Prince Paul, The Roots, Black Star, Wu Tang Clan, and many many more. ... more

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Track Name: Money Matters
MONEY MATTERS

Your world my world same shit different day
Different shit same toilet paper gotta circulate
Just to keep the water flushing stove hot fridge cold
Cabinets full. Clothes clean quarters for the wash and fold
Kids grow bigger so the gear grows tight and old
Inflation triggers so the prices grow go figure
Bills like William til your will’s like debt that
Lives longer than you. Collectors never forget and your
Said assets are your child’s regrets Diamond
Baguets get got for forclosure threats. Those are
Grown folks fears swinging over ya head. Better
That than the water you continue to tread. At a
Job you continue to dread. Or better yet, they say
Love your work and never work a day in your life. They say
Be your own boss and your doing it right. I say
Sheeeeeit whatever gets you through it at night. Because



Doctors Dealers even emcees
Ponder on all life’s complexities. But
Can’t see the forest for the evergreen trees. So
They collect leaves. But when collects leave
Doctors dealers even emcees
Roll up there sleeves and put in work. You gotta
Hold on tight just to climb that ladder. With your
Mind on your money. And money, money matters

Imma live forever now how about you
Wanna live better now fuck a Gucci sweater now
Gotta save the cheddar now money cash bread dough
Rise like yeast whether you fast or feast
whoever saves most needs the least and vice versa
No time in your nice watch no cash in your nice purse
Why you putting thangs over self and health. put your
Loot back in your pocket I’m talkin bout wealth Money
Grip. Since you working for your money get it in. Make it
Do what it do cause you aint fina win unil your
Money work for you. And please know that Old money
Bitch slaps new with the gold that it used to
Be backed by now are we that fly. My people
Mighta mined the gold but that gold aint mine . So I would
Say nice try better luck next time. You want a
Long dollar? Maybe then invest that dime because

Doctors Dealers even emcees
Ponder on all life’s complexities. But
Can’t see the forest for the evergreen trees. So
They collect leaves. But when collects leave
Doctors dealers even emcees
Roll up there sleeves and put in work. You gotta
Hold on tight just to climb that ladder. With your
Mind on your money. And money, money matters

Lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon
You fucking with my money I’mma turn into a gremlin
A lime to a lemon a lemon to a lime the same
Way time is money… money is time.
Lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon
If you wasting you money that’s the start of your ending
A lime to a lemon a lemon to a lime the same
Way time is money… money is time.

Now you could
Turn bread to fish and water to wine. But you
Can’t turn the sun dial from 10 to 9. You can
Throw on a throw back and press rewind but it’ll
Never be the same sunshine. Looking up long
Enough you might just go blind. These aint just dope
Rhymes. These are facts I don’t just opine. Now if your
Past keep you from presently planning for the future you a
Pawn that’ll never see the 8th rank line. I’m trying to
Raise two queens and protect a king since a
Rook like Bishop I been doing my thing aye
Night. But since every game ceases I’d rather be the
Hand that hits clocks and moves pieces

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