“Clearly, other people in this business, whether it be consumers or fans, or more importantly, the labels or the media, have the need to label me and package me as a conscious artist…The conscious rapper label correctly applies to me, because I am a conscious rapper…But this industry has demonized the term ‘consciousness,’ and has demonized the idea of positive message and music that can move people in a different direction other than debauchery,” he said.


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Foolish Bravado

Bronze, in the Ukraine for the winter to watch ’em usher in law,

my brother, we don’t come from the same mother,

blood is thicker than water but thinner than butter, 

Meddling in my affairs like Vladmir in the Kremlin,

It’s not about where you going it’s about how fast you peddling, 

Mama work long shifts mad excessive, pain in her soles so she take a tab of excedrin,

My emotions controlled me until I let ’em settle in, 

I’m dead again, sick thoughts in my head again, 

silve tongued president here to interupt everything,

I’m Johnny Shilleref I’m just getting in my element.