[WhoAmI?] Hip Hop

Posted by QuickMeUps

I’m trying something new…
I’m calling it the [WhoAmI?] series.
The series is designed to give more insight into who I am.
Today’s [WhoAmI?] topic is Hip Hop.

I grew up listening to many types of music, but fell in love with hip hop in the mid 90s and started recording songs in 2003. Over the last 5 yrs. I haven’t recorded much but I’m preparing to record a full album within the next 12 months.

I love hip hop because it allows me to mix philosophy / introspection with art / words / technical writing and rhythm. It allows me to be the best me.
I know this may not be the type of music you normally listen to but…
Please take a moment to listen. 

I wanted to share some of my work.
I’ve posted the lyrics below (click – read more).
Here’s my song “Subconscious Talk”.
Hope you enjoy!


Muzak – Subconscious Talk

Fresh outta the gates runnin up at a fast pace
in this rat race tryina get the opposite of last place
when i enter the arena for the finish
really wanna win it really wanna say that i just did it
and i listened to myself, i didnt even stop at all
put me in on fourth down and i caught the ball
i’m never stoppin, naw, and its not a common thought
ima listen for a minute just let my subconscious talk
because its wiser than, i would ever be
i just remember things, i want the better things
i get caught up an’ i lose focus,
and id say its hopeless but i know who my soul is….

there aint no reason for sitting down (not at all, not all)
try and walk this proper mile (everyday all day everyday, yes sir)
there aint no reason for this sitting down (no reason)
try and walk this proper mile ….

and it’s really kinda funny when i look up in the mirror
and im standin there lookin in my eyes n its clear
that i know who i am, and i know who i can be
but im not him all the time so i cant see
the things that i should when they’re in view
…..but when im in tune, that’s when I live truth
then then it lose it again cuz it’s a sequence, see
im just a radio tryina find my frequency
and so I keep searchin, cant be complacent
really trying to find that one radio station
the universe transmits, things can get
too much to manage, but life is full of chances
and so I take em, and changes can be difficult
when you make em, situations a-typical
never breaking, just believing in bein’
my subconscious wrote this while I was sleeping…

Comments ( 0 )

  1. Replyprior
    great idea for a new series amigo - - :) have a great day
    • ReplyAuthorZachary (QuickMeUps.com)
      Thank you Yvette! I appreciate the ecouragement, I will continue to share more. Thanks for your support :)
  2. Replyelizabethmilligan
    Love this Zachary!
    • ReplyAuthorZachary (QuickMeUps.com)
      Thank you Elizabeth! I was unsure how people would receive this being that it's pretty different from the music I imagine my readers listen to. Thank you!! :)
  3. ReplyTee @ Rotten One
    Excited to see about your new series! Good luck recording your new album – sounds like a lot of work!
    • ReplyAuthorZachary (QuickMeUps.com)
      Thanks Tee, I very much appreciate your visit and comment. It is a lot of work to make an album and I've recorded a bunch of songs, but only one collection, and that was more than a mixtape than an album. As I get older, I realize that if I don't do it now, I won't have something I'm truly proud of to look back on. So I decided that I need to make a full effort album to the best of my ability. Something to look back at and be proud of. I'll check out your site, thanks again for the visit!
  4. Replycardamone5
    This is GREAT! I love it. Please post when this is released so I can purchase a copy. You are so talented and wise. What a wonderful way to express your positivity. I love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Fondly, Elizabeth
    • ReplyAuthorZachary (QuickMeUps.com)
      Elizabeth, you made my day. Thank you so much. I was a little hesitant to start sharing my music here as I know it's most likely pretty different from what my readers listen to, but I decided to go ahead with it, and I'm very happy I did. I feel very blessed. Thank you!!
  5. ReplyDanyealah Green-Lemons
    Zachary, I had no idea you had so much talent when it comes to music! I listened to the song and it spoke to me. A very 90's-esque feel and I can definitely see where you get your inspiration from. When it comes to hip-hop and rap in general, I lean more on the jazzy, funk side (I'm channeling The Fugees here) and because of that, I can appreciate your style. Well done! I look forward to hearing more.
    • ReplyAuthorZachary (QuickMeUps.com)
      Thanks Danye, definitely appreciate that! Yeah I generally dig that smooth, organic type of hip hop like the roots. I also like a talented emcee that speaks abotu different subjects, Nas is my dude. Thanks for the visit, listen and words! This is where I got started with my writing, but I also like writing poetry because it allows me to have a more relaxed prose, not having to rhyme. Thanks a bunch for listening though, working on a song right now called The Meadow. Will share when I get a chance to record. Thank you!!
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