The Uplift IV

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part 4 of "The Uplift' series by Mad Hugs and Doc Oscify keeps the abstract ultra lyrical vibes of the previous releases with fresh beats and dope concepts. A bit shorter than Uplift 3, part 4 features guest verses from Sole of Anticon and Lord Zen Relzm of the Visionaries, as well as Mad Hugs' alter egos, Jibah and Hania Yiska. A positively uplifting experience, the Uplift 4 is here now for you!

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released October 5, 2018

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Track Name: God's Peace
As I ponder the grand design,
and the things I've done with these hands of mine
Earthly deeds seem asinine
Even as we've had our chance to rise

As I ponder the grand design,
things I've done with these hands of mine;
While the hourglass drops the sands of time;
Don't let it pass you by;
And Earthly deeds seem asinine
As you wait for the planetary alignment;
Still, little things remind us
of the ways we're blessed, That's true enlightenment
Lose divisiveness, who is you choose to rise against?
Another (b)ruse from my abyss,
This time I'll show em who the Viking is;
Are you surprised at this?
How'd it get so obvious
How'd it get so monotonous?
Who'd a thought we'd fly the kite again?
And what's the likeliness?
Seems so preposterous
But when you fall its just dust yourself off and try again
Chew your vitamins, cause soon the time exists
when you know that you're old no matter who's defining it;
And life is calling us, feel like I know that God exists;
But I can't explain it, don't know what the problem is

As we search for peace, so many quick to insert defeat
Guess you didn't know I play for keeps,
Yes it's Mad Hugs who makes the beats
Creativity's a great release,
We say energy's a state of being
And it's a tasty treat, destiny, you better face it, G
Big pie better take a piece
In time at a place out East
With a big sign reading no vacancies,
And a couple things you almost can't believe
If I could find it, I would
Look far for the time that was good;
Big heart with a mind of diamonds
Been far and still trying to find it
Asking myself if I should stand firm in the place where I stood
So tired of knocking on wood
Just another stick in the mud
Just another brick in the wall
Just another seed in the bud
Just a number that you can call when you're not feeling the love
And I know that things can get stalled, we see it floating above
Seems like some folks have it all, but it ain't ever enough

They had to start it over,
it seems that a piece still remains,
of how it was before,
but it's trial and error

They had to start it over,
it seems that a piece still remains,
of how it was before,
but it's trial and error

They had to start it over,
it seems that a piece still remains,
of how it was before,
but it's trial and error

They had to start it over,
it seems that a piece still remains,
of how it was before,
but it's trial and error
Track Name: Wobbly
And when the bass gets wobbly;
Phraseology is my hobby
and they get sloppy;
It's why they could never stop me

And when the bass gets wobbly;
Phraseology is my hobby
and they get sloppy;
It's why they could never stop me

It's a toroidal shape with the madness
Ants in the sight of my picnic basket
swea that i care less it's compacted
and its tough down in toon town you get flattened
Pupils dialated, and I would say its a platform for expansion
Through the eyes of a nation, societies have been formed through these actions
Sheep shorn of their wool, things borne of these passions
Procedural protocol as we broke the fourth wall and created attachment
He who thinks he can yoke the ox without consent of the beast is a dope who's been slacking
uniquely appropriated,
I know one thing, don't throw away chances

Beneath the mask is a similar fascist with limited tactics
complete visual slashes between temporal lapses
Honestly, I don't care how mystical your path is,
My shallow side would rather hide a fistful of dollars
Geometric patterns form the cactus,
Eat the worm at the bottom of the mezcal
And that's some typical cat sh--
The doors of perception still have minimal latches
Got no time for BS in general, that is;
I vent when I'm mad as you spin on this axis
Here comes the train, click, clickety clack
so remember that as youre fixing your fact sheet
Yes I'm elite and I'm also an athlete
Mad Hugs keep it moving with significant back beat
All these hot rappers, not many can catch me
Even if you thought you're varsity at the track meet
Not enough real, too many acting
none of your business what we do when relaxing
Alkoloidal components chemically reacting
and the voice can't sing through the noise canceling
Headphones, I let go doing my damn thing
there's no difference between what you do and you can be
Adaptation, they ruin it badly
Outer space man, when you landed on the moon was it sandy?
Uh oh, blocked by the firmament
like the bloodflow stopped by the tournequit
Lifes a struggle a lot, but it's worth to live
lifting the veil coincides with emergences
Can you seperate experience from personage?
Some have implied that a hero lurks within
Suppose then we define what courage is
already certain, unapologetically permanent
And the task is elastic,
In the past your antics were the antiques
With the Atlantean atlas,
sail across the Atlantic to a jazz piece
Drop hammer, blacksmith to the anvil
a master of alchemy and metallugy
I'm about to get medieval on that a--
But if it goes down, you ain't ever heard of me
I'm about to bring a sequel to the last
and then leak it through the back
while they slither through the grass
Devil show up in the details real fast
Suit of armour was an exoskeletal mass
Probably full of topsoil and insect frass
2 crows sat upon a telephone pole and laughed

And when the bass gets wobbly;
Phraseology is my hobby
and they get sloppy;
It's why they could never stop me

And when the bass gets wobbly;
Phraseology is my hobby
and they get sloppy;
It's why they could never stop me
Track Name: Ancestors feat. Sole
(Sole:)

From a place where nobody knows;
If they do, they keep their mouth closed
ln the odds over weighing for the day to come;
looking at the mess they left, seeking new worlds to run
This place is a trainwreck;
No conductor yelling, "All aboard"
Quite the opposite:
And we know they don't tell me what you know, show me how to do it
Clueless;
Motherf--- tell me how to run our lives just to watch ya fall like dominoes
judged by dataset, hung by laminate
Hold by credit that's godless
What the f--k is this?
Let's get even, even when it seems that the dreams we believe in
build up and blow and then they fall like leaves
The wind don't blow us
Running like a warden and the walls don't slow us
All they want to go is a prison to put us in
But they can't hold us all;
My dreams don't fit in your ledger
Why they do, I know better
Live like poetic, give like a medic
I'm not asking for credit
Rebel peasant f--- your president
No one obeys cause no one can rule ya
No one judges ain't no one cooler
This place been good to me
even though i've grown to hate it here
Gone with the wind I mean,
even if we never win, we're never gonna disappear

For the ancestors, to the OG's
It's a grand gesture, everyone gon' see
And you can't measure it, cause it's so deep
This is not the last letter, you are not the only... One

Trekking through miles of urban decay
juxtaposed against styles of gentrification
and that handheld electronic device you hold to your face
is a tool for population control emitting constant radiation
Fuck an opinion if it isn't really based on shit
We've already been long gone, far ahead as they chase our drift
consider it more than a little bit of prose for the literate
I just hope that they listen to the scope that we iterate
The diliemna's in a minute made isn't it?
Look at it in a different way then it fits
but i'm one who sees doubt in the benifit
Only one way to fall when you're Icarus
So many minds clouded with Ignorance
Information overload with the sounds and the images
And the told us the boundaries were limitless
even as "they" attempted to fence us in again
Too bad that the matrices are thin
You sad that the veil's lifting
Train hard for the great conditioning
Forget about a fairy tale ending
Said we had it better than the ancestors
But they did stuff we have never set up
As remnants and relics mark the landscape,
as if to say, "who is the next up?'
hidden history buried underneath officialdom
and if you want the truth maybe your wish will come...
(but you can't handle the truth)
Track Name: Mr. Pen Ultimate feat. Jibah
Stuck inside the mind of divine valentine revolution
no one gives a damn about solutions
so i just walk around this city feeling jittery
And almost having fun leave a nods up to the sun
I play with matches
where plane site crashes
into Bulletin boards busting shots atop some buildings
black sores cover my lungs
Suffer patriots who say they can't face this shit
Spaceships lifting off
modern-day candles are hood for the vandals
where there's West Angeles looking in the water
harder than the sheep keeping lost soul slaughter
God came to me in the form of a daughter
So I gave that shit away from my alter
Now I just wanna ask you who's harder, who's harder
I see I just got caught there

Mr. Pen Ultimate, dreaming with the Lotuses
I thought I told you that we been over it
But here we go again, ring around the Rosie,
It seems like such a loaded question to be posing it

Where do I go now?
to carry this old cloud character staring this road down
Very alone now,
How its always gonna be if you don't slow down baby
And I got a policy, I'm on my own now;
Like every day's a good day above ground;
What you do with it depends on your own style
Some take it like a coliseum showdown
Others are mere spectators, faces in the crowd
Sang rock a bye til the wind broke bows
Stayed coughing, high, from the endo clouds
Same Oscify with the sick flow sound
Kids with really big dreams in little towns
There's a million scenes and pistol rounds
Learn to love, one ever showed em how
Took a miracle to wow
So many jaded by the physical
So they drop a wedge like a spiritual plow
Behind the hedge, you could hear something growl
The material world cast's a shadow

Mr. Pen Ultimate, dreaming with the Lotuses
I thought I told you that we been over it
But here we go again, ring around the Rosie,
It seems like such a loaded question to be posing it

Mr. Pen Ultimate, dreaming with the Lotuses
I thought I told you that we been over it
But here we go again, ring around the Rosie,
It seems like such a loaded question to be posing it
Track Name: Unity (Some Think it Might Be Easy to Find)
More than just You and me
But where is the unity?
Looking through to see
But where is the unity?

Just a moment in time in the microcosm
met a whole lot of people almost liked all of em
Along the way met a few I never got along with,
was ok if it didn't turn into a problem
On to the next, life moves fast
so I let go of anger
In the blink of an eye, things change
best make peace sooner than later
Let go of illusions we use to attempt to reduce the need
Know what it means to be truly free
These quick remedies work usually
Society's full of lunacy
and we interpret it musically
Select what we choose to see
The future ain't what it used to be
Used to be so easy, their thinking was self-defeating
No inkling of a different reasoning
So quickly they twist the meaning
Used to be so difficult
So many pitfalls for those that have given up hope
Unity so integral
All together now we can hit the note

More than just You and me
But where is the unity?
looking through to see
But where is the unity?
More than just You and me
But where is the unity?
looking through to see
But where is the unity?

Some think it might be easy to find
Walk, take a step to the edge of your mind

On a new mission,
want to give everything, try to leave some significance
And their version of events is the current that we swim against
bad writing, wouldn't worry about the penmanship
Anyway, thanks for the friendship,
Anytime, don't mention it
And the enemy is illegitimate,
that's why they thrive on censorship
The divine remains infinite
And the mind is an instrument
It's a life with a price just to live in it
They attempt to divide with their rhetoric
United we stand, we can never let em win
Make em throw away their faulty lesson plans
and they can hedge their bets and bad etiquette

Some think it might be easy to find
Walk, take a step to the edge of your mind

Some think it might be easy to find
Walk, take a step to the edge of your mind
Track Name: Make it Count
How long can you sit and wait til you're considered late
so inconsiderate
Frozen in space, so then is it fate
Hard talk, cigar box, open the case
Started off with smart thoughts and slow dimwitted pace
Charge off to march on to the omens that they chase
marathon, know it isn't a race
Heart was all focused on holding visions of grace
So what do you do when the card you're holding isn't an ace
I guess it depends on where your intentions are based
Losers will never win at this pace
Ask myself am I dreaming, go ahead pinch my face
just inches away, never be the same since we stepped in the fray
With a stencil to trace,
It matters don't treat it like a video game cause

Whatever it is you wanna do today;
better make it count

Whatever it is you wanna do today;
better make it count

(Give it, give it, give it all i've got
Cause i could never be something I'm not
Life is all about the choice
we can live free or we can be destroyed
and as for me I have captured the dream)

I know you will

Falsified history, layers of detritus
Day to day creativity still excites us
minus all the time to write it
We are inspired by the energy that life is
kinda bittersweet, focus on the positive
practice gratitude, hope is not all there is
laziness became a favorite,
guess that's why what i wanted i was chasing it
Mental ailment, grass was always greener on the other side
might run another leg of it
Breakfast to the suppertime, jump in line,
and i hope you like the taste of it
Come take a trip on the train, engine number 9
Sun'll shine in the summer like eh, its lit
Up and at em, come and tie the laces quick
NOt enough hours to find the space to fit
Up and at em, nows the time to make it hit

Whatever it is you wanna do today;
better make it count

Whatever it is you wanna do today;
better make it count
I know you will

Whatever it is you wanna do today;
better make it count
I know you will
But what do I know?

Whatever it is you wanna do today;
better make it count
I know you will
But what do I know?
Track Name: Recreate it All With A Song feat. Lord Zen Relzm
(Lord Zen:)

Time for us to wake up the world's too sleepy
spiritual beings some wont ascend completely
lost in the caverns repeating these patterns
Piling up to call my obscene how it happens
Don't wanna clean the dirt, too hard, go berserk
Just to do our parts hearts burst, Minds jerk
Worse, we leave when big challenges spurt
Change feelings when we can't stand the hurt of the healing
Even though we know we gotta do that first
Before we can have the space to create a heaven on earth
Written in verse by the mechanical megahertz
Philosophical probable laws of nature at work
Student since birth, spent my lifetime perched
on a high peak, my speech amplifies me like church
So I gotta choose my words wisely, live positive for self and those by me

we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;

(Oscify:)

Faith over fame so it's grace before the name
They wage a war of shame, still in labor for the pay
What are they waiting for, the majors or the game
Dont think they wanna know how many snakes the sword has slain
Don't get it on credit if you can't afford to pay
How much luggage does it take to board the train
How many nuggets til you smoke your pain away
He said f--k it and then he set the torch ablaze
Contorted phases in the portraits that are painted
But they're still running wild horses and they graze
The file forces with the coarseness of the grain
Divided boarders there's no choices in the maze
To slice these corners is a failed coarse to take
They fight reform as they take their portion cake
It might be warm, the icy storm was gone for days
And thy reward was the brittle bones that ache
If it ain't supported, brace. This way we forge the strength
But can you fix it when you break the porcelin vase
Nobody loves the way coercion tastes
Its a new day we must make important changes

we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
we can recreate it all with a song;
Track Name: Whole Hull (Are You Still Down?)
the world is changing
so many shapes re arranging
places and scenery
names and faces
and basically we can see the drain of complacency that pertains to this
A vacancy was created between the spaces of ellipses
Your agency was elated actions we've taken to state the purpose
underdeveloped and not fully formed
was a seed in the ground that found no purchase
Tried leaving this feeling behind but somehow still couldn't shake it
Upgrades for the cavemen, just landed the space ship
So many shapes in the gradient
opening day at the game kid
Some things cant be blamed on laziness
hopefully stay where its safe then
Sometimes don't leave any trace of it
At others its clear to see
That in spite of the odds I just thank god that we made it amazingly

So tell me are you still down
Used to think you didn't ever want me around
Since then we came forward in leaps and bounds
Sometimes it takes forever to hit the ground

Drip drip, there's a hole in the hull of the ship
Total legit, there's a toll on the road that we trip
Pulling us in, literature and the scrolls that were written
Chosen inventions, instrumental to the system
I'm not sure what you think you know from a distance
but i support the premise that there's more to existence
And it's obvious in the course of events
That enough is enough, and everyone has their limits
They found the box from pandora reach in,
started messing around like the sorcerers apprentice
now that's a really old story where nobody wins
But your final commitment should be to mind your own business

So tell me are you still down
Used to think you didn't ever want me around
Since then we came forward in leaps and bounds
Sometimes it takes forever to hit the ground
Track Name: Looking For A Way to Fly
Where did you go its a miracle
you can carry your own
there you go to the treasure cove
dog bury the bone
aerials in the air we've flown like all year long
and its a way of life so please don't call it a song
so follow along
I was just a young lad walking a long
didn't feel like I did anything wrong
but let me tell you for sure I was wrong
shoulda known all along
cause the bigger they come
the harder they fall
What you gonna do with your back against the wall
Fight or flight its the wildest call
said it'd be easy not that way at all
gotta keep going no time to wait or stall
it's your life you make the call
and I'm a make it back even if i have to crawl
that's called giving it your all

I was looking for a way to fly
I was looking for a way to fly
I was looking for a way to fly
I was looking for a way to fly

how many times must i
turn it over in my mind
til it's over and behind
can already read the signs
some things we never leave behind
evidently, they were right
wish that everything was fine
look those problems in the eye
pretty soon we'll take it on,
you know it'll be alright
the rest of the expression
was obsession with exception
and aggression with the method they had let in
I can't feel what it feels to be real
on a wing upon a prayer with a bottle and a message


I was looking for a way to fly
I was looking for a way to fly
I was looking for a way to fly
I was looking for a way to fly
Track Name: Garden Grow / Long Way to Go (feat. Hania Yiska)
(Hania Yiska:)

I will run away inside my mind and find what is divine
But when you see me there inside your scary times I try to side and
find that We could slip into another world where it’s so cold
and I love everything about this world except for my mistakes
and dround inside thee other lake of fire, take me higher
god, I need you in my heart, tear me apart till we make art again.

(Doc Os:)

on and on the garden grow
we got a long way to go
i just thought you oughtta know
we got a long way to go

Deep at night and they sleep awake
Easy as pie, its a piece of cake
real as can be don't need the fake
Never had nothing so we reach to take
for pete's sake, why would you cheat to make it
becomes a crutch as you seek the greatness
Trust that you won't recieve the same gifts
and definitely won't defeat the matrix
many places alien cicatrix
Idle poets still turning phrases
I don't know if you're the same as
fire glows as it burns and blazes
eyes that glow like furnace lazers
willing, able, still see tracers
will enable to turn these pages
belong to us are all your bases
don't fall for praises
all the kings horses all the tradesmen
Still face colonization
warriors your all amazing
stockbrokers wanna keep it trading
but there's more to life than recieving payment
became spiritually complacent
stayed spitting underground didn't need the basement
and you can keep the fame cause
got my people its feast or famine
Say what you want, but we still standing
irregularities getting re-examined

on and on the garden grow
we got a long way to go
i just thought you oughtta know
we got a long way to go
Track Name: 14 Years Sober
Young in the area with nothing to do
Acted like its just something we all do
wanted to be cool like me too
but feel like they don't even see you
life will kick you in the face like an emu
and many hearts are cold as an igloo
at the start, you don't know the sequel
doing things not exactly legal
live life, what are you waiting for
going all out became the game of sport
Change course with a wrong turn you can't afford
didn't go his way when he had his day in court
Standing between 4 walls in a jail cell
looking pale, feeling not well
and withdrawals were a lesser form of hell
and the change of routine cracked the shell
confronting the inner ogre
it's a game of chess every step takes us closer
roommate said, "man your story's not over"
Try living life 14 years sober

here we are,
It's been a long day,
yes it has

I knew this one girl, she was a little older
had a bad liver with no donor
all i say for her pain, glad that its over
this spring make 14 years sober
get the picture a printer without the toner
Underground world symbolism with the code word
So what you gonna do when coyotes and hyenas
got you backed into a corner
A whole lotta folks in the world
wishing that their time wasn't shorter
Don't look back, now, just look forward
somehow things got out of order
but along the line we turned a corner
Became strong as the bricks and the morter
It's no picnic though it is rewarding
We must find our own way and make our own fortunes
So are you still down or are you horsing around
Will you come with the townspeople and the torches?
or will you help us barricade the fortress
and stay until the war ends
Noize in the forest
voices in a chorus
choice of supreme importance

what would you do if it was you?
would you stand and help me too

what would you do if it was you?
would you stand and help me too

what would you do if it was you?
would you stand and help me too

what would you do if it was you?
you

what would you do if it was you?
would you stand and help me too

what would you do if it was you?
would you stand and help me too

what would you do if it was you?
would you stand and help me too

what would you do if it was you?
you
Track Name: Holy Words (I Will Be There)
Speak things into existence,
it's all very telling
words are magical, why you think its called spelling
written symbols, sigils in the lettering
through this lens we interpreted everything
rare that we circle the carriages
you're hilarious, are you serious?
compared to the verses and antonyms
as you stare your version of randomness
unaware of the perfect attachment
that tears at the curtain that's lurking in back of it
and the chariot surf with the pegasus
and the question is what is the exigence
convieniently neglect the positive
as they develop the negatives
it seems that they ejected common sense
but where does that leave the rest of us
confident speak of their prophecies
forgot then that each has its preferences
they let it in trying to mesh with it
impressionist with the restlessness
and they stand at the edge of abyss
combing for messages
glad to have met you
how freaking fresh is this?

Just wanna let you know that I will be there
So many people out are cold and don't care
Same that'll tell you that if life is no fair
don't let it make you be the one who won't share

Just wanna let you know that I will be there
So many people out are cold and don't care
don't let it make you be the one who won't share
here it is again a chance to be rare;

So what you gonna do when it all comes down
and the energy waves is vibrational sound
cut a one two turn the volume loud
can even relate to a face in the crowd
mosaic of tile, space in the grout
long time coming taking a while
not one thing i would trade for it now
dust in the rug, shaking it out
even if i never say it aloud
working hard, making her proud
working for the sake of the town
not all heros wear a cape when they're out
shouldn't have to tell you what i'm all about
heart on my sleeve and sweat on my brow
like bart said, don't have a cow
still got a whole lot more snow to plow
stepped out, accepted the challenge
no less than the best is allowed
so they said faith can move mountains
heavy is the head that wears the crown
Up the stairs and down again,
please just be there when it counts

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