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soon i'll pay for the darkness that i've slipped into
without you within you
as i began to demonstrate for the umpteenth time
how to lace folks with meaningful rhyme
this one i craft shall be personalized
for the atypical type girls and guys
those who don't get hung up on the everyday lies created
just to be paraded as an opiate for the masses
sedated society where the big fish swim quietly amongst themselves
knowing they'll thrive off the chosen few
and the other 85 who don't have a clue
dust in the wind
slept and were swept away once again
coming to grips with the fact we are children of men
in these last days for always

i alone control my destiny
and i will never let another get the best of me

the pawn they promoted to king
simply for the way that i get down and do my thing
no feelings
no ceilings
none of the suspect or dirty dealings
i've been doing this too long to manifest at the moment of truth
and be set up wrong
if you want the party rocked all night long
then there are several different ways i amaze
the calling card clearly displays i have triple threat status
with any hip-hop apparatus
paid mad dues
if you took a walk in my shoes
you could clue into the psyche slightly
never been the type to take my words lightly
despite the fact that i'm refreshed nightly with innervision
decisions to make
original man in a subliminal state

i alone control my destiny
and i will never let another get the best of me

i am reality behind the illusion
beacon of light in confusion
using much more of my brain than any simpleton can
guaranteed ace in the hole
a mystery man
i know my history and i've seen too much repeated
and not enough deleted
hip-hop will be defeated by either suicide or euthanasia
not a label that's major
each social class has a representative in this legion of masses
excluding those who are plastic
snap like human elastic
Chief MC : a modern day classic
the diplomat kid
slid through the ranks then stopped like Tiananmen tanks
to give thanks to listeners
and those in a similar position
faced with a similar decision

i alone control my destiny
and i will never let another get the best of me


from The Weather Underground, released January 1, 2005
written/produced by Chief
cuts by Chief


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Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice Austin, Texas

Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice
:: mc : dj : producer : artist ::

A wordsmith with the heart of a poet and the head of a broadcast journalist. A DJ who is not afraid to venture outside of the norm. A producer with a different vocabulary of influences, and no fear whatsoever about embracing them. An artist searching for the link between the palette and the pixel. ... more

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