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Ears Hear Spears

by Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk

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1.
Prelude 00:39
2.
All Human 05:17
The beginning alpha life begins cells duplicate seeds feeding grow breathing eyes closed its new to faith birth true to innocence since everything arounds a lesson eyes open slow for the first time impressive to much information to process it cries surgeons surround a newborn with disguises injections monitor connecting chords through the nostril we've all been there a nightmare that we've forgotten too we're all human everyday moving apart as we become individuals thinking to divide subcategorizing children play without the evils of man no plans of world domination political confrontation mass manipulations international relation religious differences financial obligations are obsolete its instilled in kids we all contemplate and make decisions day to day to evolve as more puzzles are solved puddles of youth dissolves wow how you've grown you look good 'have a haa' wheres your home whats your job...we all catch colds and get old and have problems we wish we could change if not your strange shoot to aim feel pain and contain a brain why were all human on the same planet following laws of gravity red and white blood cells run through our battery mind mastery less powerful than natural disasters be primitive still separate classes classifying status justifying madness we all spin with the planet on an axis while you sit in traffic bitching have potential to listen and quit a job draining motivation from your true passion see we're all humans living to die no one can fly think your better go tell your faculty The mind is a masterpiece society synchronize citizens drastically laws define capacity of freedom the last degree of insa- nity outlined through psychology demons disolve in souls that sleep economy's combined collective thoughts to focused energy kinetically so one man can influence nations infiltrating installations no limitations with patience penetrations made through solid rock using solutions lubricating logic eroded any confusion where all human improving senses and using defenses in tune with inten- tions when choosing a method abusing a substance prone to ad- diction some choose to listen analyze by thinking stool stinking computer user connects to an interface pupils are shrinking when did we decide to divide using religion or race and who's winning spinning in space skip a page a collisions made in the news a kid is sprayed missing for days pictures of people afraid where living in a cage life's an amazing maze where all human moving in search of the ways. 365 days… the pressure is on.. and even though i know its just a song yo its serious. vs2 Flesh and bone is the spirits home veins electrify x and y chromosomes derives of organized organisms survive in the world we live in nerves feel resistance at work you want the position pacing everybody racing ignorance is chasing as times waisting hopes locked in the basement a jobs your dreams replacement were all human faces erase in earths rotation oxygen in circulation uncertain equations concerning a nation burns with frustration were all human some hating some archive to make statements if you believe your mind can shape the matrix some blind and basic but accept em respect the essence critics eject em the minds a silent weapon science impressive were all human capable of violence prone to temptation emotional stress complex situation tests contradict simulation doctors prescribe medication then you get well red and white blood cells gel pulse ex ells were all human we divide ourselves with fame and power positions and names surround us inflicting the slaves around us some play you as cowards in your best finest hour rise to the size of a tower shine and devour obstacles in your path raise the staff summon a style and start a particle blast articles smash disolving any molecule mass catastrophic chain reactions calibrate equality a flash of light erased the memory of the economy
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I started out without a doubt in my mind destined to define life through my passion at night i would practice sacri- fices were massive bad guys get that ass kicked art- ists that influenced me back then now classic ripped plastic from cassettes that I looked forward to rock Instead of spending on lunch money was stored in a box recor- ding in spots on tape without talking i paused beats to-gether into loops with radio shack walk mans. Using this process went on for a while after years of recording I started forming my style sorta wild now styles sound when I look back all the scratches that I practiced on turntables thats whacked able to ask questions later hate a manual instructions later an innovator illustrating others still are waiting pic- ture painting is poetry entertaining you know its me cel- ebrating a generation of elevation my fasci- nation past imagination outlasted my patience at the same time id wind up in crazy situations does it pay son all the dedication devastation never celebrations several collaborations since day one things complex as contracts and concepts con- tacts complete ninety percent of the game (p) cherish the moment success and the fame because times change and things may never be the same vs 2 I remember the weather wherever I was walking playing my realistic walk man. Everybody could hear it music id wear it people talking knew its part of my spirit at that age when the world had more pages of amazement un solved equations shaping dreams into a miracle the ruff edged world seems much less spherical. Spiri- tual science lost a little mystique for kids in the street who suffer everyday with little to eat. Some people always have it worst so do the best where you at. Adjust-to the math and invest in the potential you have. When you lack any commitment practice all positions when your older you feel the impact of small decisions developing the brain always Measure the aim feeling pleasant in the present things could never be the same vs 3 When I had no responsibilities and innocence was still in me curious and physically increasing my agility. Everything was possible and nothing to illogical comic books were comical the science psychological. Days passed fast after class was playtime. Didn't have to pay fines or sign the dotted line designing art wasn't important or criticized a kid that size had a great imagination-Later fascination revolves-around products you purchase-if I knew then then what I know now, id rework it. Cause everything you do do gain experience from. Weather you know it or not. Your controlling the plot holding a glock sounds stupid but it sure fit the format. Came a long way since analog four tracks. Never had dough and always tried to maintain but I res- pect good times some things´ll never be the same
4.
Gunnin' 02:20
Pandemonium chaos confusion rapid movement madness delusion matters aren't improving news crews zoom in broadcast red alert president addressed a church after fed a curse upset at first of a verse that I burst. Destroy decoys murderous metaphors ricochet random cause ripples in reservoirs musical matador neutralize armatures prisoner of war panic more cannons roar projectiles sour styles pour gauz cover scars riot squads charge looting shooting mood swings crash cars prison bars lodged open locks broken crowds choking tear gas flairs blast from a far missiles launch from a star see it wherever you are. A brick hit the door angry mob flips cars smash boom crash whachu hear ringing in your ear with no fear armed forces get cold stares at least things are getting better first getting worst medical aid unavailable break out not containable, avoiding the cause so long that situations seem unexplainable. Famous dudes now ain't jack face facts break north lions in a cracked display ripped the cage off. Kid who wipes scars with a face cloth eats rotten food impossible obstacles stopping your logical thinking,. Crime lords are now king pins how d this all happen. Citizens hate rapping who backspin. Tanks smash the stage with cats acting rats snacking gats blasting lights flashing concrete cracking open smoking people choking ocean with oil spills the noise ill mock three sonic boom droids drill
5.
Yo gimme props or not yo yor top gets chopped um smoother than ooze when I rap I rock this ain't pop stray fox with long claws f the cops ayo brothers get killed for real over skills got an still drop album galore later recognized more but alive ignored when they was raw before its either that or way back when some cats were fat when they quit rap collectors wanna pick up they wax with biggie what went wrong JD we morn Big L common it was the same ol song when cats were here able to re-coop royalties where were all you hip hop heads ands all the loyalty never needed to be shot to collect my props always heated when i check for anybody on top yo and nowadays playing old videos seem fun back then classic videos received no run no more real emcees or full colored record sleeves things don't exist when nobody believe exactly exceed your demographic blend with living classics break bread with vision masters don't sit in traffic listening to static cinematic decrease the flood reach above receive the love....beat the buzz defeat the fuzz seek the touch but most importantly speed it up VS2 I used to chill and build skills a thrill for real filled crates with rare records each for only two bills still amazed these days djs on e bay pay triple for what was neglected back then funky fragments of good old soul samples suddenly scarce as great groups dismantled shows are canceled many new bands out now programmed jams play and crowds scream out loud countdown five four three two one son what you thought was dope is now done doesn't matter what i use to modify my melody used to make snares sampling the sound of celery measure the energy cleverly set a sentence and never see meanings and recipes that go beyond your flavor nothing major what I crave for still this is well put together son and speaking of skill
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Vs1 Years of oppression has come around to work though concrete (p) killing you calmly In the sound there still are places so racist signs say Niggas stay out...people wont face it When it comes to real estate they dont want you avoo oid the fact black red or white it can haunt you Don’t wanna argue its sociology a Sco- ciety manipulated phycologicaly Actual- # ly not by one man, but in the span of an econo- my, shifting with the vision of equality problem is we didn’t finish so slaves self replicate even though laws were diminished Many traces to extinguish a disgrace what we live with and be- # hind closed doors some admit it (p) I’m not complaining, just saying that we need training its # still raining till then, like minds are maintaining. (p) don’t get me wrong I’m pro humanity, but theres still problems, deny that, and how will we solve em (p) As for my people you should purchase some stock. own a part of the company making the jerseys you rock. buy a ticket watch the game. role models are famous but how often do they use their brain. whatever continent create a better nation. theres more of us on probation than controlling investigations. im not worried how this shaped my reputation. William lynch said his effect lasts for generations. embeded in the educational system when will they listen with out a rhythm in harder positions were extinct. planttations in a picket fence oppressions a prison cell visions melt, few black leaders live to tell if life’s a struggle and struggles a blessing well this brings me to the question vs 2 I know statistics are against me, but in this cen- tury, theres also more opportunity (p) you can see a new degree of euphony and you and # I can set examples that improves communities. just by living and not getting locked up, shot, caught up, cut stopped in block busts selling rocks or boxed up (when will people) gonna be able to get together .......Its never to late to change and maintain when are we the people gonna be able to get it together .............after more bad weather. The media after the crisis in Louisiana (get together) portrayed blacks as thieves on camera (p) if im wrong for pointing that fact out What about the network that created the title (p) change theft to survival. all who argue the general message are my rivals (p) som many rather keep it hidden, not many want to listen, that includes every politician (p) because I speak it i´m a radical i´d rather you´d realize (p) revival is gradual try to imagine truth improve and pass down hope and awareness to smash down hatred set goals you can make it. progress with patience. raise your family better (when will people be able to get together) sometime soon nothing lasts forever something that I should mention son you better (get it together) plantations in a picket fence oppressions a prison cell visions melt, few black leaders live to tell if life’s a struggle and struggles a blessing well this brings me to the question
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Peep the pattern of speech see i´m rather unique having talent and success seems like a challenging feat groups you gradually see as the formula fades out i hold now highly concentrated concoctions conception perplex profound composition all opposition i positioned in factories assembly line for a freestyle faculty the first catastrophe completed a copycat rap face assembled get a frowning jaw with a fitted cap placed by a mechanical claw fans at the door more patient for replacements makeshift productions a continuous campaign synthetic sound waves simultaneously scanned brains out of the norm brain storms are electrocuted my memory could not be rebooted when executed the assembly line moves with the sound of a snare drum i can hear whats going on with an enhanced eardrum machines put together a robotic radical identical intelligence assembled in attitudes pathological lier chips comfortable capital what will the masses do when they find out about a defect rejects they detect and eject it almost happened to me but i was fast on my feet and i´m composed of material thats rather unique v2 with comparable speech various matters to reach creatively free commit to any challenge i seek such as encouraging children or expressing a notion e- motion is a factor fulfilling fractions of the potion actions start explosions my raps lotion master focus surpass jokers trying to kill the vibes hopeless, you know this more for less quality in store the best is for you rapping producing and scratching (p) methods i use Don´t look con fused . I Did it all before I knew that I could, Still always Talk to you directly never play Mr. Hollywood (p) cats doo doo acting too new screw you true blue soon uma sue you, music voodoo travel and unravel a colossal composition with original renditions i deliver with conviction (*) when I per form for the PUBLIC, i make sure that you LOVE IT kick a freestyle I CRUSHED IT Mille Vannille BUSTED I adjusted to the vibe change pitch to fit tac´tics back flipped-switched to the side now (*) stay calm ill consistently deliver the goods when your living in the hood your always misunderstood ill mix a session in my sleep and write an album a week complete a catalog of beats respect whoever competes if you could beat me in the challenge then I gather you cheat son i´m from the virgin islands and i´m rather unique
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Throw on an instrumental in a second i´m invincible flesh forms steel becoming physically invisible wise remarks slide off slow i´m slippery nothing fades the full tone mystery sight specifically eyes shine bright turning night to cay light powers I possess they paralyzed the stage fright walk into the white house undetected inferred kit busted stole the scroll no one arrested check the checklist networks infected lectures upseted experts corrected cures collected reports reflect of coarse a fresh kid eclectic tones synchronize our zones thoughts zigzag around stars like cones return to burn from the unknown walk through pyramid stones catacombs open playing zilaphone bones hostages replaced by clones that moan birth papers retrieved with ease my disguise was a freezing breeze trees head for the hills as many are killed revelation devastation detonation entails fortune tellers failed man flees jail as I unlocked a cell innocent p.o. guards were shocked as hell cause seeing me ain't easy the pentagon holds freebies x files are made public secrets exposed on cd stole from the greedy more gold for the needy those who opposed sign a treaty now believe me VS2 The Unseen hand can twist all of this. Planet in my palm a crystal ball in my fist.Blow the clouds over shoulders holding m16s move a mountain with a finger tip and stop the marines. New defenses useless energy. Weaponry wont change the view of an enemy use telepathy effectively (p) so futuristic though primitive. Some cant re- late....who need to travel more often squeeze my hand because i´m tired of talking. Analyzing wrongs and seeing all the catastrophes. A masterpiece my attack will trap a faculty. Earthquakes crack the trees and leads to the seashore. (p) Now if it seems more confusing. (p) Ask yourself if killings a solution war is a contribution to chaos and destruction both sides believe that they fight for the right thing Those deciding never fighting or frightened Some day it ll end and seem all so foolish. When I cause the time pause your foolish. Bullets froze in mid air >>>people posing look scared nobody moving (p) They wont stop till they destroy each other children suffer, in the poisonous atmosphere look at what happened here theres always a lesson contra- dictions time for confessions have many exceptions if I ## had it like that then I would gather the facts & present them to the public manufactured on wax stand back fool. I turn invisible to easy. throw on an instrumental if you still don't believe me.
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Follow me on a path of perfection perplex perception through a fresh connection lets study step one ears hear spears scattered pattern seem to lack direction metaphors set in after you respect the essence musics a blessing two swing timing is crucial delayed delivery displayed the confident pupil prominent pioneers pass the torch of improvement veterans get inspired the bar rises stakes are higher snakes retire whack cats fired truth admired by fools who ain't ready live with mic chords that look like spaghetti buy a wireless I didn't make em suckas’ break em so you cant borrow study the best and express tomorrow with expertise to the next degree better than me be all that you can be improve with efficiency know your history using what you learned when its your turn to burn those concerned to learn earn students stern could churn butter bite a brother later to be an innovator study the science cause you could never be the originator imitators hate it some of them made it faking vegetarian covered in bacon a dozen have faded grand scheme degraded by so many over rated variety of styles available should show in faces explode with flavors magnify your might and ignite entice with hype all night with insight vs 2 Rather refreshing is talent and essence the music embedded developed a blessing learn a lesson so called professional producers that only use computers are losers confusing their music with trueness so clueless so foolish who's interviews prove it rap is regressing artists should capture its essence and remap the progression permission not needed to exceed it you'll archive it they say they didn't learn from someone else don't believe it some of the biggest biters that evolved are now legendary secondary secretary's are out of a job now turn on a radio to see how a slob sounds to innovate isn't always to create what is complicated concepts confiscated and took to the next is what every dj firs did on decks every small step leads to a path thats paved out small checks received after cash i paid out skate out of the ring and do a triple back flip fast he who took it there kicks ass for sure yo a tour shows surroundings compute the information com pile the inspiration and connect the innovation emulation ain't the answer for the long term goal burn and explode before your bombs turn old a skilled fighter first had to learn control worlds unfold the soul to expose what i write
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It's Over 02:32
*Its Over* Man change of plans life's a scam man i´m not the same person but one things for certain *Its Over* I quit i´m leaving done emceeing stop dreaming his heart stopped beating stop the game they caught you cheating *Its Over* She’s a demon he’s a demon surveillance cameras recorded employees stealing on the job stealing on the job see what i told yo *Its Over* you shooting game lame she knows your aim explosives in your pocket you feel a flame hows life *Its Over* damn right your plans tick put the cash in a bag on your backs a knife *Its Over* break out the door riots now sirens surround wooop wooop nuclear missiles stop the violence in town bombs dropped stopped expeditions television separatism creative thinking healthy living infected chicken no fuss politicians got coked up you know wuss up a codes bussed you hold up a poisonous cold cut your last day.......*is Saturday*...........Saturday the matinée back to work lunch time ends at half past its a quarter after that quarter back breaks his arm his career you know *Over* fire fighters roll up hoses *Over* ....criminals get the close up after the scratch turn tables get closed up *Its Over*...its over
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Yo gimme props or not yo yor top gets chopped um smoother than ooze when I rap I rock this ain't pop stray fox with long claws f the cops ayo brothers get killed for real over skills got an still drop album galore later recognized more but alive ignored when they was raw before its either that or way back when some cats were fat when they quit rap collectors wanna pick up they wax with biggie what went wrong JD we morn Big L common it was the same ol song when cats were here able to re-coop royalties where were all you hip hop heads ands all the loyalty never needed to be shot to collect my props always heated when i check for anybody on top yo and nowadays playing old videos seem fun back then classic videos received no run no more real emcees or full colored record sleeves things don't exist when nobody believe exactly exceed your demographic blend with living classics break bread with vision masters don't sit in traffic listening to static cinematic decrease the flood reach above receive the love....beat the buzz defeat the fuzz seek the touch but most importantly speed it up VS2 I used to chill and build skills a thrill for real filled crates with rare records each for only two bills still amazed these days djs on e bay pay triple for what was neglected back then funky fragments of good old soul samples suddenly scarce as great groups dismantled shows are canceled many new bands out now programmed jams play and crowds scream out loud countdown five four three two one son what you thought was dope is now done doesn't matter what i use to modify my melody used to make snares sampling the sound of celery measure the energy cleverly set a sentence and never see meanings and recipes that go beyond your flavor nothing major what I crave for still this is well put together son and speaking of skill

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“Developing the brain, always measure the aim, feeling pleasant in the present things could never be the same.” - Insight

Redefinition Records is proud to release the latest project from one of hip hop's most multi-talented artists, Insight the Truncator aka Andre Todman. Insight returns to the spotlight after a departure from the industry in recent years. Where was he and what was he up to? Well after a decade and a half in the business, dozens of respected records, countless national and international tours, Insight took a well deserved hiatus to try other endeavors such as app development, electronics and social media strategizing, areas in which he found great success. This shouldn't surprise longtime fans who may remember in as early as 1997, Insight created his own website, Insight.fm which featured an interactive SP1200 and forums. This was rare during the pre-social media era, long before having a web presence was a part of an artist’s everyday operation. Building a strong reputation for his live performance, his on-stage capabilities included not only rapping, but also producing, DJing, and even live drawing-while-freestyling and interacting with audience members. The triple threat from Boston (MC / DJ / Producer) has dedicated his life to his creativity and his diverse portfolio and resume is a true testament to the kind person Insight is on and off of his recordings. Credited for mentoring and being instrumental in the career beginnings of many of the staples of Boston’s current Hip Hop scene, and beyond, Insight also assisted a young D.C. native known as Damu the Fudgemunk, who later matured into an esteemed solo artist in his own right (and co-owner of Redefinition records). The 2 would first collaborate on one of the greatest hip hop albums of the 2000's as Y Society on 2007's full length, Travel at Your Own Pace. Through this collaboration they formed a brotherhood that today is well into its second decade, bookmarked by this latest release. On Ears Hear Spears, “The Truncator” passionately speaks his mind through rhyme while “The Fudgemunk” handles all production. Throughout 10 outstanding tracks Insight delivers a diverse lyrical exhibition over a then 20-21 year old Damu the Fudgemunk's beats. There's an undeniable level of directness and sincerity in his lyrics which are artfully assembled in a manner that will astonish literary buffs, yet permeate the lives of everyday listeners alike. Pick up a copy of the album on Vinyl, Cassette Tape or CD now. Vinyl version includes printed lyric sheet. Album also available to stream or download on all digital channels.


Insight offered the following thoughts about the album: "Ears Hear Spears is a milestone in my life that reflects an intersection of so many paths. I had been living in Berlin and was on a 4 year stretch of non stop touring. I was just preparing to move back to the US. It was ’07 and the first generation iPhone was released … I started getting into App development while the music industry was very rapidly changing. As an American under the Bush presidency, I had a lot on my mind. I had only met Damu once at a show in 2004, but we kept in contact for several years before we started to work on music. He called me one day with an album concept and a potential record deal from Tres Records. I was down to make the album but I also felt a responsibility to honestly express myself and what was on my mind at the time. We recorded and turned in Ears Hear Spears, however, to our surprise we were shut down by the label (Tres Records, now defunct). They simply said that this album was not what they wanted or expected from us, which is something an artist never wants to hear, but we didn’t let that slow down our momentum. Damu and I only took about 10 days to put the project together, but instead of revising it, we shelved it and quickly recorded a whole new album for label approval (This new album was titled Travel At Your Own Pace). From there, the Travel LP was released and time went on. We didn’t record any music videos or go on tour. Instead I focused on Apps and other ventures while Damu went on to build a strong catalog of solo projects. Over the years, Ears became foreign to me. It got to a point where while listening in retrospect it seemed like my past speaking to my present. This album discusses the importance of togetherness, using your mind, the politics of the music industry and so much more. As time progressed, inequality, racism and ignorance [all topics covered in depth on Ears] moved to the forefront in unexpected ways, dominating news and everyday conversations through the rising usage of social media. This album that was once considered limited actually became more relevant as time went by. I started to feel that we had a duty to release it now. I have many new projects planned for the near future including a new album with Damu, and many solo works, but before I release them; this album is right on time. Rather than just point out the negative thing happening in our world, hopefully these songs will help us to find ways to cope and move our minds to a better place.” - Insight

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released March 22, 2017

Vocals Written & Performed by Insight
Production, Scratches & Arrangements by Damu The Fudgemunk

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