STILL HEAR

by THAIONE DAVIS

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    …Album 6. Urb Magazine Next 100 alumni.

    International recording artist, hip hop tradesmen, producer, MC, DJ, B-Boy aficionado. The self-sufficient enigma appears once again with an offering rooted in classic true school fashion.

    Employing comrade Rashid Hadee (Little Brother, Chapter 13) for assistance, the two present a sandy snapshot of pure beats rhymes and life entitled STILL HEAR. Rashid handles complete production and provides a post 90’s backdrop of dusty sample rich melodies over chunky drumbeats. Simple in essence…effortless quality, Thaione rhymes with the carefree vigor of a young seventeen year old backpack enthusiast less concerned with majority opinion. Slick and poignant content with signature easy to swallow delivery, STILL HEAR represents an unassuming approach of microphone mastery and well thought out composition. Relevant lyrics in relevant times.

    A testimony of a casual day on the southside of Chicago, 15 tracks of seamless candor. A refreshing presentation of dope beats and rhymes full of integrity and conviction. Guest appearances include Iomos Marad, Longshot, King, Ben Butter, Infinito 2017, J. Hewitt (fka Cosmo Galactus), and Rashid Hadee all on the premier posse cut “Tradesmen”. With Chapter 13 affiliate Melatone appearing on hill street boom bap “Problems”, STILL HEAR is guaranteed to be another staple in Thaione’s consistent catalog of quality music.

    Tracklisting:

    01. STILL HEAR
    02. INSIDE YOUR MIND
    03. TRADESMEN ft. Ben Butter / Iomos Marad / King / J.Hewitt / Infinito 2017 / Longshot / Rashid Hadee
    04. BOTTOMLINE
    05. OBSERVATION INCOMPLETE
    06. PROBLEMS ft. Melatone / Rashid Hadee
    07. THE GAMBIT
    08. CONFESSIONS OF AN ADOLESCENT
    09. SUBLIMINAL
    10. FACE OF THE HOOD
    11. ONETWO
    12. LEAVING BABYLON
    13. DECEPTION
    14. HIGHEST REGARDS ft. Rashid Hadee
    15. PURPOSE
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released April 28, 2009

Written and arranged by Thaione Davis
(T. Martin) for Davis International / Emanuelle's Theme Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Rashid Hadee
(J. Young) for Hadee's 2nd Life (ASCAP)
Executive Produced by Zaire Nasiim
Mastered by Keith Kreuser
Mixed and Engineered by The Imagination of Ghetto Youth
Art direction and design by Congo Square Design Group
Photography by Kinga
Jericho Lounge Music
Catalog # JLM008
Copyright 2009.

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THAIONE DAVIS Chicago, Illinois

As an accomplished producer/emcee born and raised on the southside of Chicago, Davis has silently become a vessel in the ranks of hip hop domestic and abroad. With several releases on both sides of the water, Thaione has developed a niche for capturing the many moods and passions of life. Modest by nature, meticulous by trade, Davis thoroughly embodies the essence before an innocence lost. ... more

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Track Name: STILL HEAR
STILL HEAR

Okay now…
Situations at a stand still
Grand ol scheme in it
Like i ain’t got nothing to lose
Not confused by the motions
Or the part time turbulence
It’s nothing
Fuck around and straight get to busting
When it come to the clutch
Or when the ceiling start caving
Observations on the plantation
Same as they ever was
Never knew the flock would flee
I guess they minds ain’t free
And now they scars revealed
They say i got skills
Not enough to pay them bills
You rarely catch me on the bill of your local colleseum
Give em pieces of a broken dream
I’m shitting on theese niggas
Ask ‘em why they colon clean
Come on it’s not a fragmented theme
This is a concise treaty
A manuscript for that deja vu
Rip shows where the people speaking
Parlez-vous
Pardon my stench
Got relecs of them funkadelic cassettes
I guess it’s never gonna change
Solo from the cradle to the grave
Flipping thru this page after pain
After page just another canvas
Been thru the gambit
Respect my stripes
Permeate stereotype
Igniting the boards
Until they running outta steam
Or collapse
That nigga unseen
You can never test
Pride
Take em to extremes
I knew the formula was full of poison
Who the fiends
Really i’m a fan who just pivot in between
The backstage courtsey of everything you don’t believe
Check check 1 2

refrain//

The greatest moment is a capsule in somebody mind
Ready to hatch at any second that’s a delicate weapon
Maybe tradition is the cannon exposed
Tattering flesh
Not a request
Just commands on the battlefields
Living by the motto of 1 shot 1 kill
Niggas wasting ammunition while i’m glistening
Plus setting the standard
Tolerance levels is gone
If they come wack up on the microphone
Get em off the throne
Send em straight to the guillotine
Treat em like witches
Im burning muthafuckers in they britches
Who bragging
1984 up on this mattress
Backflips
Trying to get that helicopter mastered
Tradesmen
Davis international amazing
Proficient
I’m gifted
Whatever rhymes with your thesaurus
I bartered the chorus for ransom
Don’t matter the conditions
Rashid smoothing out the intermission
We from the hood
Everywhere you travel better knock on wood
It could happen when you least expect it
They got kids killing kids
Is you ready to go conquer you fears
Cause it appears that your inner shell is feminine
I’m genuine by all accounts
The only verdict is applause
Confirmation of your feelings are typical
Its’ critical to chase them papes
But sacrifice of your creed
Might reset your pace
And now you gone with the breeze
I’m a city dweller
Trace it through my bones
Carbon dated to the era circa jean baptist
Skin covered in that texas grease
Rest in peace to my legacy
I just can’t cease
They tell me failure’s not an option
So…i’m still hear
Track Name: INSIDE YOUR MIND
Inside Your Mind

She told me she was leaving
I said that I was breathing
Heavy
But you can go and push
Move along
This is not a matrimony
I ain’t got no ties
I could slay the thighs and easy walk away
Surprise
Was the description of her gesture
Cold to the toe nails
Exit where the muthafucking mail goes
Come on drama ain’t welcome
At my place of rest
I’m already dealing with my own share of stress
You could take it as a token of my callous ways
Or you can listen to the melody play
It doesn’t matter how the outcome rotates inside your mind
Remember all ships sink and decline
Put a stamp on any attempts of closure
Face it… it’s over
Now what he say…umm ”hit the road jack”
I’m trying to step on every crack
To break your fucking back
Let the number erase
Babe just disappear
It’s spring cleaning for the season of these lonely ducks

Chorus: 4x
It doesn’t matter how the outcome rotates inside your mind
Remember all ships sink and decline

Another taste of the medicine injected again
Infected by the temptations that blow in the wind
She Foxy…
And got them the legs to match
Plus a whole bunch of bread in her basket man
And I just need one slice
Maybe two if you please
Her body scent it had me weak in the knees
Now freeze the frame for a second ma…
(just let me see….now that’s a beautiful thing)
You can’t blame a brother for his undercover in discrepancies
I got seventeen flaws for the female breed
I’m casual on approach
Throw in that hook-line sinker delight
Now where you thinking I’m gone be sleeping tonight
I told her first hand forget about that whole romance
Consensual is how it goes if you with it it’s on
She told me all ships sink and decline…
You know them choice words got us sweating right through the urge

Bridge: 2x
It started with a glimpse
Then it grew to future attempts of passion
With no commitment or no rules established
The pleasure was mine
courtesy was explored
The situation got intense behind closing doors

Chorus: 2x
It doesn’t matter how the outcome rotates inside your mind
Remember all ships sink and decline