"There's no cursing on it, no N word on it. But ... I'm comfortable with it. [...] That's been the funnest project I ever completed. I produced it, I wrote it, recorded it, and mixed it in 3 weeks. [...] It's just a new side of myself." (source) [...] "That's personal liberation. You know, gettin over your addictions, strengthening your discipline, not having substances for crutches. I don't need to escape reality. I need to face it head on. [...] For me it's important because, even within the revolutionary circles, you see people with degenerate lifestyles [...] but everything is the system and it's always pointing outside of what you can do. [...] There's a reason that people are self-medicated, based on the conditions, but it's also a certain amount of responsiblity that we have to try and encourage otherwise we won't be around to fight the system." (source)
"Old man, old broom / Daily ritual, sweep the whole room / Shake the mats Dust the corners / Feng Shui, all things in order / Keep it simple, open up a window / Let the light and the fresh breeze in the temple / Morning yoga, proper posture / Sun salutation, realign the chakras / Keep stretching, deep breaths / Release tension, release stress / Stay on purpose, maintain balance / Nobody’s perfect, the path is the practice / Good habits, zen focus / Remain present in each moment / The yoga mat, on the floor / It’s more than that, it’s a metaphor [...] Do more with less, get better results / Reasses, readjust / Embrace change, because things must / It's universal, in all circles / It resonates in all cultures / We have vice, we have virtue / Yin and yang, and vice versa / The seed that grows is the one you nurture / Each posture needs silent structure / The physical, the spiritual / The maintenance, the ritual / The meditation, the power mantra / The affirmation in the subconscious / The mastery of emotion / Like a dolphin, at one with the ocean / Ride the waves, let them pass / Don’t cling, be detached"
"Put one foot in front of the other / hit the ground runnin / the streets under the rubber / runnin through the hood, sewage runnin through the gutters / kids growin up hungry, with barely runnin water / I see the little brother, little league, pop warner / wanna be a runningback, it's just / him and his mother / no father / and she knows if he runs on the corner, he's a goner / so the football field is where he runs for cover / we all runnin in some form or another / if not to score a touchdown, just to go a step further / watch the hurdles / remember, the rabbit move fast / but he came in last after the turtle" [...] Voiceover: "When you're having a particularly hard run ... you're trying to picture ... focus on somebody in front of you and pretend like they're pulling you up, like, even with rope, getting you there ... up and over"
"Efficiency of movement, footwork improvement / shadow box, tune into the rhythm of the music / cardio-conditioning / heartrate pumping up / metabolism on fire, bodyfat burnin up / jumpin rope, open up the lungs full of oxygen / circulate the blood, so the body work optimum / I stay light on my feet like a moccasin / soakin up the science from the trainers at the boxing gym / breathin through my nose, keep my mouth closed / through the blood, qi goes where the dao flows"
"Had a paradigm shift like I met Morpheus / Now I'm outside the Matrix, back to the basics / Tanktop, sweat pants, old pair of Asics"
Back On My Regimen (Swole Like Tookie)
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