NEW ERA

written and performed by Mykel Hawk

No matter what I'm paid
No cap man I get plenty stacks
Last year I made a mil but not a penny  came from Rap
It's 2020 this the year I get my buzz intact
I'll drop this here and chase it with about a dozen tracks
It shook me up last year to hear my little cousin passed
I thank the universe for waking up my drunken ass
I'm taking up the moment leave the past somewhere behind me
Shaking up any opponent with the gas to come and find me
Rats are low and grimy hide behind their fake personas
Watch these rodents follow blindly any orders from their owners
The new thing is promethazine they mix it up with cherry soda
Go and make a song the kids will sing sing from here to North Dakota
Pretend you're high on opiates don't ever let them see you sober
And the company's associates can hit this quarter's quotas
These ain't big rappers keeping it legit, shit 
These are kid actors reading from a script in the

New Era - Era - Era  - Era
Everybody wave your hands high up in the air
New Era - Era - Era
We're all a part of something bigger that we're not aware of
In the New Era - Era - Era
The world is run by psychopaths who kill and brew terror
Together we travel interstellar and find a new home know we gotta do better

I come from the roots of super emcees
The producers who used to cue the loops on SP's
Tim boots loose I'm used to moving with the best trees
Leave a rapper more J then cassette tape sleeves
But jealousy is just tactless I should be boosting your dreams
With dedication and practice this what you too could achieve
It's what you choose to believe because it becomes your reality
Call it the law of attraction, call it prayer, call it alchemy
I don't have a reaction for those that stare from the balcony
They're only looking for someone to come and share in their agony
Years ago my whole day was raps forties and splifs
But with each day that pass you feel priorities shift
Growing up don't come from cussing, drinking or smoking
I can tell your grown by counting up the times you been broken
When you eyes finally open then you start moving with assurity
Some call it becoming woke but it's just growth and maturity in the

New Era  - Era - Era  - Era
Everybody wave your hands high up in the air
New Era - Era - Era  
We're all a part of something bigger that we're not aware of
In the New Era - Era - Era  
The world is run by psychopaths who kill and brew terror
Together we travel interstellar and find a new home know we gotta do better

We hear it all the time they like what happened to Rap
They used to really spit rhymes man what happened to that
There used to be a DJ who'd cut and scratch on the track
You'd find him on the cover shit he was half of the act
I know these people still breathing where they actually at
How's Tigger been eating man we need Rap City back
Remember when your favorite rapper dropped his last litty track
After his label dropped him and they contractually passed
He did that project out his pocket with his last fifty racks
You didn't buy it, said your Ipod's capacity maxed
Next day you copped a bootleg out the back of a 'lac
You gave the artist a goose egg that's what happened to Rap
I can't just sit back if I'm a Hip-Hop ambassador 
While we under attack with tracks that's sloppy and amatuer
Fill the Flux Capacitor hit the gas and I blast to the golden era of Boom-Bap
Bring it back touch it up with a dash of the

New Era - Era - Era  - Era
Everybody wave your hands high up in the air
New Era - Era - Era  
We're all a part of something bigger that we're not aware of
In the New Era - Era - Era  
The world is run by psychopaths who kill and brew terror
Together we travel interstellar and find a new home know we gotta do better