Talk Is Cheap pt. I

by KAWIL

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released July 25, 2015

Talk Is Cheap pt. I
Written and Performed by Kawil
Produced by Kawil
Mixed by Joost van den Brink
Mastered by Ivo Statinski for Statinski Mastering

Talk is Cheap
Written and Performed by Kawil & D-tech
Guitar Performed by Rowin Rang
Produced by Kawil
Mixed by Danny van B (DvB)
Mastered by Ivo Statinski for Statinski Mastering

Photography by Arni Windhorst
Graphic Design & Artwork by www.ryanrook.nl

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KAWIL Rotterdam, Netherlands

Busting socially-aware rhymes with beats designed to make your body move – rapper/producer Kawil has the aggression, edge & determined-tone of an emcee that’s truly got something to say. Unafraid to throw around lyrical-elbows in the efforts of speaking his mind & keeping it real, Kawil confidently dominates the mic with thought-provoking words that take direct-aim and never miss their mark. ... more

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Track Name: Talk Is Cheap pt. I
-- Intro -- [Malcolm X]

There be no scold-ugly...no flim-flam...no compromise...
No sellout...no controlled-show...no fault-show...
No we either this or that...this or that...
If you wrong you're wrong and if you right you're right...

-- Verse 1 --

Talk is cheap, yo that's what they're saying
It's OBD, giving you the edutainment
So don't be late for class
It's 2-0-1-2, prepare yourself with Sun Tzu
And pass-on, the teachings of Malik El-Shabazz
To perform the task, to inform the mass
Take off the mask, to reform the land
Wake up the man, with a fork in his hand
Shake em up, right before, he put his fork
In the road..Enforcing you to stroll
Far away, away from your goal
Because the one is in control who you voted for...
So bring it on and tear it down, no doubt
That's the mentality, a new day without clouds
The hole is deep, but there's always another route
Talk is cheap, so whatchu talking bout?
Give me a pound, and support OBD
While other emcees abuse the power of speech like priests
You may sell it on the streets, but not to me
Because I know that your talk is weak
Talk is cheap, that’s the name of this arrangement
If history repeats then “talk to sheep” is kinda dangerous
400 years of anxious faces
So fuck everyone, who thinks I got no patience
You want the truth? Then dare, to obtain the truth
Because you'll get what they've took, by picking up a book
Don’t be a crook, when they'll tell you to be a crook
Check out the groove, they’ll wanna take away your manhood
Look, don’t be an uncle Tom
And get exposed to uncle Sam, bump the jam
If you're O-But, wanna expand
Hold your stance and watch them fall, one by one, like domino
The biggest joke, is to cloak the truth
From the youth, and provoke the youth
With a truth, that’s not true, so behold the truth
While the untold, slowly unfold in the booth
Big up to you, if you know the truth
And if not, sit back and phone your crew
And tell them fools not to sweat the technique
Because...TALK-IS-CHEAP
Track Name: OBD - Talk Is Cheap
Verse: One -- D-tech --

Their talk lately has been cheap as hell
A lot of people running their mouths but won't excel
Their minds trapped in a cell of misfortune
Action is the key but that's what they're ignoring
Advice giving not important
Until no results achieved strikes a mental chord and
By then, it's way to late to update
The patterns present inside their mind-states
Everything breaks starting with the heart
And seconds later it tears their consciousness apart
Because the art of talking tough
Is to back up your words that alone is enough
But y'all lack the motivation
All you're lies are so fresh but your proof is aging
Slowly decaying playing
Tricks, slaying the sanity that you're not portraying
Y'all should know better then to sever
The only connection left to negate this bad weather
And that's whether or not the skies are clear
Cause unexpected rainfall can blind your eyes in here
You see to me it doesn't really matter much
But know that change needed is a better touch
Then the hand of god telling you to talk tough
Your blind faith should already tell us enough

Verse: Two -- Kawil --

Talk is cheap, that's what they're saying
It's OBD, giving you the edutainment
So don't be late for class
It's 2-0-1-2, prepare yourself with Sun Tzu
And pass-on, the teachings of Malik El-Shabazz
To perform the task, to inform the mass
Take off the mask, to reform the land
Wake up the man, with a fork in his hand
Shake em up, right before, he put his fork
In the road..Enforcing you to stroll
Far away, away from your goal
Because the one is in control who you voted for...
So bring it on and tear it down, no doubt
That's the mentality, a new day without clouds
The hole is deep, but there's always another route
Talk is cheap, so whatchu talking bout?
Give me a pound, and support O-B-D
While other emcees abuse the power of speech like priests
You may sell it on the streets, but not to me
Because I know that your talk is weak
Talk is cheap, that’s the name of this arrangement
If history repeats then “talk to sheep” is kinda dangerous
400 years of anxious faces
So fuck everyone, who thinks I got no patience
You want the truth? Then dare, to obtain the truth
Because you'll get what they've took, by picking up a book
Don’t be a crook, when they'll tell you to be a crook
Check out the groove, they’ll wanna take away your manhood
Look, don’t be an uncle Tom
And get exposed to uncle Sam, bump the jam
If you're O-But, wanna expand
Hold your stance and watch them fall, one by one, like domino
The biggest joke, is to cloak the truth
From the youth, and provoke the youth
With a truth, that’s not true, so behold the truth
While the untold, slowly unfold in the booth
Big up to you, if you know the truth
And if not, sit back and phone your crew
And tell them fools not to sweat the technique
Because, TALK-IS-CHEAP