In My Honest Opinion

by LyricalGenes

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Introduction 02:52
Verse 1: People say, “I’m old school” But I say that I am ahead of my time Just go and listen to one song and you’ll understand when you gauge a rhyme Just one time Got the pen in my hand and the feeling inside of me is spiritual Giving everything I have in me To convey and getting it through to you Trust yourself Copying others is what you avoid You have God given talent; therefore, it can’t be destroyed It won’t happen fast, so stay patient Don’t be annoyed Because when the time comes You have qualifications to exploit Hook: Don’t let no one stop you Tell all those to step aside Because you’re working they can’t touch this like it’s hammer time You have some ups and downs Rollercoaster joy the ride You see the real ones that stick with you when you lose your pride Don’t let no one stop you Tell all those to step aside Because you’re working they can’t touch this like it’s hammer time You have some ups and downs Rollercoaster joy the ride You see the real ones that stick with you (aye, aye, aye) Verse 2: Their ain’t no one in this game like me Talking my talk with the feelings inside me Probably, getting through to you Getting through to you With the lyrics I provide Reason I’m doing this Call me a lunatic I will not rot the brains of the youth That is foolishness This is why I’m doing this Got to notice all the signs in the game, bruh Hardwork is mandatory Get what you came for Be invested in this cuz you get what you paid for And never ever quit You remember what you came for (rip it!) Never on standby Watching other people getting their fan time Compare me to anybody my age Lyrically, it’s a landslide! I’ll do it with my eyes closed and both my hands tied Look at my face (AHHH!) I want this more than anything Please step aside (yeah) But no offense Keep moving forward There’s no need to reminisce Leave all regrets in the past where it’s tense And don’t let no one stop I confess (look) What I say I mean make it happen Chasing women a distraction Hit you with heat Michael Jackson Always to good in my math class and money is only a fraction To my dedication
Adding, all the possibilities of obtaining my goals dawg no cappin’ It’s hard work not magic Comparing basketball to rapping You will never catch me sensible Unless I trust you to pass it Step aside let me have it Cuz either way, anyhow, anyway, to this day I’m monster I don’t rest on the 7th day A perfectionist who rarely makes mistakes That’s the person that follows through when you raise the stakes, man I’m eatin’ let me get my steak Hook: And don’t let no one stop you Tell all those to step aside Because you’re working they can’t touch this like it’s hammer time You have some ups and downs Rollercoaster joy the ride You see the real ones that stick with you when you lose your pride (aye!) Wait, is that LyricalGenes?!
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Passion 02:46
Intro: CSU This is LyricalGenes Along with Dom Mann Productions And JxK, look! Hook: You want to have it You got to go grab In competition go savage You want it and I want it But determination’s what you lacking Look in their eyes, passion! Hear their voice, action! Take your hand off the throttle Gas it! No opportunity passing Verse 1: People tell you to wait Nah dawg not today You playing it safe We not the safe We the vikings, but deserve a cape You go hard, we go harder You play cheap, we play smarter And it’s clear Cleveland State got this all in order The one who be bragging the most The loudest one in the room is the weakest link We don’t say a word everybody lay back and observe everything Studying all of your tactics Learn it all through practice Talk about practice We will not show any sides a little thing called acting switching it drastic The ups and downs turn you savage, but our fall is padded Our teammates got our back Wearing green and white Where you heard that? That CLE state We all expect nothing, but greatness We’re in the heart of the city Loyalty who down to get with me, aye! Hook: You want to have it You got to go grab In competition go savage You want it and I want it But determination’s what you lacking Look in their eyes, passion! Hear their voice, action! Take your hand off the throttle Gas it! No opportunity passing You want to have it You got to go grab In competition go savage You want it and I want it But determination’s what you lacking Look in their eyes, passion! Hear their voice, action! Take your hand off the throttle Gas it! No opportunity passing Verse 2: Tomorrow’s not promised for no man Get it now while you can We put horns on Magnus That’s the spirits talking to the fans It’s a lot more than fans Cheering for you from the stands You understand They get louder than your imagination can withstand I’m saying We ain’t playing though I got to let you know We sacrifice for the win We ain’t giving in I just thought I’d let you know Trying to get a reaction Sorry dawg, we professional Say what you want When it’s game time we catapult I’m saying! Hook: You want to have it You got to go grab In competition go savage You want it and I want it But determination’s what you lacking Look in their eyes, passion! Hear their voice, action! Take your hand off the throttle Gas it! No opportunity passing You want to have it You got to go grab In competition go savage You want it and I want it But determination’s what you lacking Look in their eyes, passion! Hear their voice, action! Take your hand off the throttle Gas it! No opportunity passing (Wait, is that LyricalGenes?!)
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Intro: You eat or become prey And I ain’t losing at the end of the day You all in or you safe Scared money don’t make none So you work or you vaca I’m a workaholic, still working on it If dedication’s what it takes Sign me up, get me up Hook: Welcome to the Wild Wild West! (SKEE!) And my attitude is wild wild yes (ya know) My spirits be calling me saying, “You gosh darn blessed” (for sure) My angel be watching me over Giving me luck like a clover Won the battle, but the war ain’t over Verse 1: This is way to big for your boots Better settle it down got something to prove (yuh) I just came in with the bros and we stomping, we munchin’ we all ten toes like (yuh) I don’t need no excuses I just think they are useless Let’s stop all the talking The back and forth nonsense Let’s get up and do this I’m coming in from Bonanza I’m Cartwright with the mic in my hand and my fans got they hands up Magnificent 7, we some cowboys and we all the leaders If you loyal, you a keeper You criticize us? All that does is make us go harder, feed us! One goes down, we bringing him up Cuz no matter what, we got us We family with different ties Pushing each other like all the time We manifest a different bond If you don’t get that When then obviously that’s why we ain’t tied So, welcome to the Wild Wild West Where everyone wants to be best And quick to call out anybody who once upon a time slept On their vision in the making Keep all frustration kept Cuz staying humble is the way to go If you want to get under their skin I’m back for something and rapping now Telling everybody please stand down I am never leaving You will never see me give up So what’s happening now? No matter what comes around All the criticism that I’m hearing now Can’t disrupt my dedication, ever So if I were you I would stop now (LyricalGenes) (Bonanza skit) Hook: Welcome to the Wild Wild West! (SKEE!) And my attitude is wild wild yes (ya know) My spirits be calling me saying, “You gosh darn blessed” (for sure) My angel be watching me over Giving me luck like a clover Won the battle, but the - Welcome to the Wild Wild West! (SKEE!) And my attitude is wild wild yes (ya know) My spirits be calling me saying, “You gosh darn blessed” (for sure) My angel be watching me over Giving me luck like a clover Won the battle, but the war ain’t over (Lyrical, Lyrical, aye, wait is that lyrical, lyrical lyrical, wait is that lyrical lyrical, lyrical lyrical, yuh, , lyrical ly- ly- ly-, Wait is that LyricalGenes?!)
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Run DJ Run 02:07
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Reasons Too 02:50
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Need It 02:57
Verse 1: Steady reminiscing in the past There I was fresh out of high school and low on cash Almost kicked out the house for trying to live too fast Round this time I get messages from my dad I don’t want to talk no You abandoned me And I’m not going to stop no Time for you to see Trying to find a way for my family and all my partners I feel like my mental state increases all my problems So misunderstood in life And I’m just being honest I know how it feels That why I never break a promise Chorus: I don’t want it, but I need it So I’m asking God cuz I need this I don’t want it, but I need it So I’m asking God cuz I need this Verse 2: Mom and granny taught me how to sacrifice They have my word I promise Imma make it right Making beats and writing songs every night Doing business, making deals in the day time I’m a lot more than what I give of to people Only let you see the good in me so that we seem equal Stand up child, you’re different, don’t let them call you wild I am who I am now I ain’t afraid of nothing I’m just looking for a way out Guide me to the door Tell me when to go I feel so much, I’m losing my soul Chorus: I don’t want it, but I need it So I’m asking God cuz I need this I don’t want it, but I need it So I’m asking God cuz I need this (this, this, this, uh)
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Royalty 02:17
Verse 1: Don’t let no one tell you What you can and cannot do That’s my unforgiving mood Yea, they doubt you Because when they tried their shot, their shot is what they blew Not in this for fun People judge your moves But ask them, “What have you done?” Not trying to be famous Just one of the greatest In rapping and business and stacking my payments Here me out when I say this Money is important, but don’t let it dictate when You lose a real one dawg Bring the same ones you came with Loyalty over royalty No need to feel complacent In competition go crazy All out no maybe Watch when you come to Tri-C Everybody stand together debating Putting up 60 regardless Like MJ in the 80’s We show up and we show out That’s our attitude lately Hook: 100 ways to get it Well, we got 105 Who's gon' take the last shot? When you're down by five You got a future ahead of you So your careers on the line Who do you trust round you When you have one last shot Verse 2: Give everything you have ’til nothing left Think of the sacrifices made to get where you at Don’t want it bad? You can give me that Because I’m working for something you never had And I finally got it in arms reach I’m going to take control and put it on a leash, wait And we never chillin’ Find a new vibe I fill it Stacking our awards to the ceiling What you expecting? We don’t fold or break or anything else That’s my objection I see the gap I promise I’m making a bridge to intersect them Hook: 100 ways to get it Well, we got 105 Who's gon' take the last shot? When you're down by five You got a future ahead of you So your careers on the line Who do you trust round you When you have one last shot (Wait, is that LyricalGenes?)
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Motivated 03:18
(Jxk made the beat!) (Wait is that LyricalGenes?!) Alright, me and the posse moving cuz we (Motivated) Thinking large you can never hate it Hit our bottom so hard we bounce right up cuz we (Motivated) We just to (Motivated) Here my voice you cannot debate it Where’s the lead role as I confiscate it cuz we (Motivated) We to (Motivated) Me. and the. posse. moving. cuz. we. (Motivated) Thinking large you can never hate it Hit our bottom but we (Motivated) Here my voice you cannot debate it Everybody get (Motivated) Everybody get You got to cross your T’s, dot your I’s Live it out don’t fantasize Me and the old me cutting ties, but you say that every time! Just get up and do it! The past has happened, can’t undo it Got through it once, who’s to say you cannot do it again? Be strong and move it move it! Spittin’ a flow Something that’s simple that you already know Once you prove to everybody what you doing at the top, Make a plateau! Because we ain’t moving, we ain’t changing, we ain’t budging, no! Your negative criticism did not get to us at all! (Woah!) Jokes on you! Get a little crazy up in the booth Step in the booth with me? Oh shoot, you better bring all of your juice! I feel I got something to prove and I do not lose! And that’s the last time Imma to say it When I tell these people I am way to, to (Motivated) Thinking large you can never hate it Hit our bottom so hard we bounce right up cuz we (Motivated) We just to (Motivated) Here my voice you cannot debate it Where’s the lead role as I confiscate it cuz we (Motivated) We to (Motivated) Me. and the. posse. moving. cuz. we. (Motivated) thinking large you can never hate it Hit our bottom but we (Motivated) Here my voice you cannot debate it Everybody get (Motivated) Everybody get People always asking me, How I write my lyrics, how I do it? This kind of music can only be created if you go through it! Everything I write, I live through it! That’s my answer! Now of course my question is what are you doin’ to be a part of history? There is no conspiracy! Work hard enough, then you will get it! Is all of what they tellin’ me! You follow through? Then prepare to see Your dreams and goals at first you couldn’t reach, Manifest in front people’s eyes as they take their seats because now they see Walls being broken that at your start you couldn’t breach! Now they listen when you preach! Now they listen when you teach! Now it’s up to you to lead the speech! It’s up to you to lead the way! Stop using fate to rule the day! It’s up to you to plan your goals out straight! Set a fire under you and do not play it safe because you (Motivated) Thinking large you can never hate it Hit our bottom so hard we bounce right up cuz we (Motivated) We just to (Motivated) Here my voice you cannot debate it Where’s the lead role as I confiscate it cuz we (Motivated) We to (Motivated) Me. and the. posse. moving. cuz. we. (Motivated) thinking large you can never hate it Hit our bottom but we (Motivated) Here my voice you cannot debate it Everybody get (Motivated) Everybody get

about

Boyz II Business Entertainment on behalf of LyricalGenes presents, 'In My Honest Opinion'. Although this is LyricalGenes’s second overall album, this is his first album released through his record label, Boyz II Business Entertainment. The album will be released on February 1st, 2020. Dana Burtin’s (LyricalGenes) second album uncovers the truth in the industry by preaching about the highest highs and the lowest lows an artist will go through. For example, LyricalGenes starts off his album with adrenaline pumping songs with lyrics that prevail amongst current rap and hip-hop competition.

First, LyricalGenes compares certain aspects of the music industry to the “Wild Wild West", along with other tracks like: “Passion", “Introduction”, and on his metaphorical Forrest Gump song, “Run DJ Run”. (LyricalGenes’ music video for “Passion” is Cleveland State University’s sports theme song directed by frequent collaborator, Dom Mann Productions and frequent beat producer Josh Karban (JxK). After listening to these songs, it is self explanatory as to where LyricalGenes is coming from.

Moreover, LyricalGenes uses Faith Evans' vocals on his song, “Reasons Too” to slow down the overall feel of the album. Explaining how LyricalGenes’s actions, at times, go without reason for the benefit of his record label, Boyz II Business Entertainment.

In addition, Dana Burtin continues his theme of slow songs by adding his track, “That’s My Style.” “That’s My Style” shows LyricalGenes’ appreciation and respect for women, so much so, that he carefully makes this the theme in his hook.

On LyricalGenes’s 8th track, we have “Need It.” “Need It” is a reflection of LyricalGenes’s early life to the present. Expressing his life after high school graduation (Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin HS) and turning down college track offers in order to focus on music, LyricalGenes gets very personal on this track. With this being said, LyricalGenes mentions his father and how he uses pain to his advantage by putting his current emotions in his songs.

Next, Dana Burtin reveals the official audio to Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C) basketball theme song. Preaching a message of “loyalty over royalty,” LyricalGenes delivers a straight-forward message for his listeners. From the beginning, LyricalGenes states, “Don’t let no one tell you, what you can and cannot do.” The listener can already gauge the emotion behind the song. Furthermore, in the next verse, LyricalGenes states, “100 ways to get it? Well, we got 105! Who’s going to take the last shot when you’re down by five. You have a future ahead of you, so you’re careers on the line. Who do you trust around you, when you have one last shot?” Encompassing a play on words, using basketball’s buzzer beater shot as a metaphor for career longevity, making that line catchy yet powerful to the listener.

“Rather Be In Private” is LyricalGenes’s 10th track off of his album, In My Honest Opinion. The title itself explains the overall message of this song; however, Dana Burtin throws a plot twist in the mix by adding God as a featured artist on the song. LyricalGenes has a powerful conversation with God about humanity and suffering that everyone can learn from.

Lastly, we have “Motivated.” With beat producer Josh Karban (JxK), “Motivated” is the 11th track on LyricalGenes’s album and he certainly ends it with an uplifting bang. From a catchy hook, to aggressive, uplifting lyrics, and wordplay, “Motivated” may be the last song on the album, but it certainly does not devalue his message.

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released February 1, 2020

Writer: Dana Burtin (LyricalGenes)
Beat Producers: JxK (Josh Karban) & A.N.T (Anthony Fryer)
Released on behalf of: Boyz II Business Entertainment, LLC

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Dana Burtin is an author, poet, model, actor, and musician performing under the moniker "LyricalGenes".

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