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1.
The lifestream is a river of energy that circles our planet Giving life to the world and everything in it You, me, the creatures and the trees, all flow from the livestream Shinra electric power company extracts energy from the lifestream They call it Mako, and they claim it brings prosperity to all But if Mako is so great, how come more and more of us are living in the slums Shinra garrisons a private army, known as soldier Rumor has it, they genetically modify their troops Infusing them with Mako to give them superhuman strength Cloud strife is a mercenary, an ex-soldier who left the company His combat skills are in high demand Cloud heads to the sector 7 slums for his next job It's with avalanche, a group of eco-terrorists Planning to strike at the heart of Shinra’s energy empire
2.
So you wanna know my story huh Alright They all up on they high horse like equestrians A lifetime ago we used to be the best of friends But things change, now I'm feelin stressed again I got my sword leveled up, let the quest begin I was born in the sewage of the slums In war time sought peace, no one ever knew if it would come We were war buddies, workin on the same team With the same goal, but with slightly different means When he hit the scene, he commanded respect He needed somethin done then every hand hit the deck Took the first shot, then nobody fired back He took no crap, I admit I admired that Cause dude was a legend, his story spun far and wide And it scarred my pride down to my little heart inside I took every mission I could accept To make my mark, cause I wanted the power and respect That he had, but alas, I was just a plebian Then the war ended before I could get to leave again Then I heard he found some documents About his true origin and then he got convinced That he was not of this earth, bred to be a soldier The spawn of an alien life form, Jenova Infused with the cells while still in the womb Heard the news and he was hellbent on sealing the doom Of anybody who participated Burned the whole town down killed millions and everything was dissipated I gave chase, and the saga begun He released Jenova then they both united as one
3.
What's your take as enemy of the state When the state don’t wanna change the fate That we facing they only care about the gil They embracing but we the threat so to me that’s amazing So I'm engraving each bomb in the sector I love you terra baby we your protectors Scan me my hp is infinity I'm much stronger than your Mako energy Cuz every weapon that they bring will get wiped out Knights of the round plus mime put lights out They said our methods prolly make some Squeamish plant one bomb and now we the extremist Ya’ll lead the league in all the death and destruction How we the ones that the people shouldn’t trust in And we aint in it for the money or the fame or the politics or even our personal gain I even if I could ease this pain it ain’t no clearing this stain or getting off of this train We bringing life to the party with the right team Go up in all of Shinra’s clothes at the right seam They might scream if they touched by the lifestream Only the fanfare of victory is our theme go in the safe and give the people all of they cream we Gotta let the whole world in on they scheme and make a scene on every street and every Screen that they won't reign supreme even in our last dreams.
4.
We be them, insurgents, not a bit nervous Encouraged, got bit further to go By any means, gettin rid of our enemies A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah that's who we be A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah, that's who we be Insurgents, not a bit nervous No lip service, got a bit further to go Do what I gotta kid; who want a problem with A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah that's who we be It's a massive company called Shinra I don't exactly know what they into But they wanna get control of the lifestream And I just can't let that continue They don't care who they hurt, who they injure Want to turn the whole planet against us So it's simple - you join the resistance Or you wind up goin against us My name is barret wallace and I'm known for paralyzing Pulverizing punks into submission I ain't fantasizing Wish this world wasn't violent It'll get worse if we allow it Hot head with a cannon for an arm And a mind with nothin' but revenge inside it I represent avalanche - man these chumps don't have a chance Watch 'em scatter man whenever barret's layin' the battle plans Got my people beside me Tifa provide me, with a bit of a voice of reason Got biggs, got wedge and jessie Anybody in my way I'm squeezin' Get behind me, I'm leadin' But bombin' the region has gotta be the highest treason But we came too far to back down I'm not leavin 'til we even Break it to whoever want it you can get it quick Got the president of Shinra throwin' fits It's our world, they can't get control of it Ain't nobody hoppin' off the train 'til it's over with We be them, insurgents, not a bit nervous Encouraged, got bit further to go By any means, gettin rid of our enemies A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah that's who we be A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah, that's who we be Insurgents, not a bit nervous No lip service, got a bit further to go Do what I gotta kid; who want a problem with A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah that's who we be B, A, R, R, E, one T They gon' have to come get me if they want me I don't bend, I don't break, I don't care about much Just my daughter marlene and my people bein free See you gotta understand son, I don't have the answer I just keep the faith, and I always keep a handgun No I mean it literal, cause I got a "hand" gun I call it a gun arm, so I'm never unarmed Got it as a battle scar, from this chick scarlett Weapons developer, caught me in her target While I tried to save my friend dyne I lost my grip, she shot my hand, I thought my friend died And so I, kept his daughter raised her as my own child 'Til I discovered dyne was alive and gone wild Keep goin 'till the planet is at peace And if somebody's gotta die, guess that's just a small casualty Keep my high top fade, and I keep a bad attitude "Pity the fool" that compare me to that other dude Avalanche reppin 'til the day I pass on And even if I'm gone, the legacy will, last, long We be them, insurgents, not a bit nervous Encouraged, got bit further to go By any means, gettin rid of our enemies A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah that's who we be A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah, that's who we be Insurgents, not a bit nervous No lip service, got a bit further to go Do what I gotta kid; who want a problem with A-V, A-L, A-N, C-H-E yeah that's who we be
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I been real, when I'm with Il, I spit skills Get gil light like mythril, blow like a pinwheel Live from the Lifestream, tighten ya flows Or get tossed in the cycle of souls And only the foolish try, the rest know full well it's suicide We monsters who traveled here, on the last lunar cry Prototype of the auracite, archetype Parasite, get ya data right, or get shattered like Time, I'm a lyrical rhyme slave Erase you from my digital mind wave, and start the crime wave A project G, when the meteor falls Saw the future without reading your palms I read 13 chapters and no rappers come after Ran and Ninja blow like ma-ko reactors Keep the Sister Ray equipped to spray Command counter with the ultima, bring an end to your day Hey Absolute Think you can stand the avalanche Grab a sword level up But family you don’t have a chance We got the superior materia Beware of the various terrors We prepared for ya Clear your area it gets scarier Absolute Think you can stand the avalanche Grab a sword level up But family you don’t have a chance We got the superior materia Beware of the various terrors We prepared for ya Clear your area it gets scarier Yea Lights out in the city For the right Gil might cut ties with my pity Come alive when it’s gritty Keep more than a buster on my back Do it for my scene not talking film it’s not an act System failure from the top down Oppression from technology Guess we should play the cop now How’d we get so lost, wow Soldier up or just be a statistic Jenova cells are flowing through the veins of all every misfit Wouldn’t miss it for the world I’ll just switch up the stance Shinra nothing, I won’t let my adversary’s advance Better throw up your hands Feel that lifestream pumping Mako green lights hit the gas hearts thumping We don’t ever fall down We don’t ever give up When it’s crunch time avalanche is coming in clutch Got the bomb set, now the plant is bout to erupt So when the ask if I’ll be calling their bluff, I’ll say Absolute Think you can stand the avalanche Grab a sword level up But family you don’t have a chance We got the superior materia Beware of the various terrors We prepared for ya Clear your area it gets scarier Absolute Think you can stand the avalanche Grab a sword level up But family you don’t have a chance We got the superior materia Beware of the various terrors We prepared for ya Clear your area it gets scarier
6.
Got money on my mind no fear in my eyes Avalanche the squad, so it's time to rise I'm just goin forward, no time for goin backwards The mission - destroy the Mako reactors They brought it on themselves so we gotta take 'em out All in, but we might not all make it out Endin the Shinra and closing the chapter The mission - destroy the Mako reactors I never got their names and I didn't really care to I just want the money so the mission I adhere to It's simple, I joined some resistance clique Blow up the reactor, then we split, that's it And they go on about savin the planet All the precious resources we've been takin for granted But I'm doin me; it's not that I don't understand it But I'm tryin to carry the job out just how we planned it And in my line of work, there's no time for softies These treehuggers better wake up and smell the coffee Been around the block man I'm far from a beginner I been in reactors back when I worked for Shinra And they don't trust me, and I don't like them And I don't blame 'em, cause I ain't like them War? they ain't built for it; trouble's like my wallet I only find it when I'm never lookin for it So as I set the bomb I start to get a premonition Some kinda feelin this shouldn't be a part of the mission But I do it, ten minutes remain Before reactor one is goin down in flames And so we out, to the train to rest Part one of the mission, is a complete success So for now it seems that the good guys are winning But this ain't the ending, it's only the beginning C'mon Got money on my mind no fear in my eyes Avalanche the squad, so it's time to rise We get back to the hideout later in the day And the boy barrett's actin kinda shady with the pay I don't need this, fam y'all can go on without me Halfway out the door when Tifa comes up and stops me Tells me 'bout a promise that I made back in the day That if she was in trouble that i'd be there with no delay And now here I stand walkin out on my chance So I agreed to the mission, and We leavin town and I bump into a dude named johnny A childhood friend who found the need to remind me To take care of Tifa, and yeah I willingly oblige And next on the agenda is reactor number 5 We hop up the train and begin to take a ride But not long after we in for another surprise Something's suspicious, they lockin down the train cars Makes it exciting cause I know it's 'bout to pop off But we run to the first car and hop off Near miss, we escape unscathed Unharmed so we continue right on our way Gotta move fast, get it done, I ain't got all day But inside the reactor we headed to the core And the layout? well it's the same as before And again when I reach it, I feel another light flash I’m on the floor weak, paralyzed right fast Get up, set the bomb, bust out the premises 'Til we get surrounded by soldiers and the president He's monologuein about taking us under Summons a robot that he calls airbuster We triple team it and eventually defeat it But the explosion ripped the ground apart between us I'm hangin in the balance, and I hear Tifa's screamin I slip, and that's the last thing that I remember seein
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I think about angeal and what he used to say to me Embrace your dreams, it sucks that yesterday just had to leave All of us with a taste that was so bittersweet But, my beliefs will always stay with me and keep me inner peace One day I'm gonna be a hero, everybody will see Sephiroth won’t be the only one praised in the streets I'll be the strongest, fastest, and all that The villains who come challenging the weak will just fall flat My name is zack, I'm finally first class in fact I fought in wars against the wutaI, when things went outta whack With genesis in the war against him and his clones Lots of soldier operatives left, but on my own I held on strong to my loyalty and my duty Despite my loss, I strived to keep peace from the unruly And now off to new horizons, my new assignment Is nibelheim, Cloud’s home, he must be excited But there is something about this job is a little bit creepy Catch some rest up at the inn cause I'm a little but sleepy My friend, Cloud is acting strange, and he seems he Is trying to avoid being seen but believe me After we found makanoids at the reactor Sephiroth disappeared for days, not sure what he was after But I could swear from the mansion you could hear his laughter So, I sought him out and then he conjured up disaster He destroyed the town, how could he act so proud Where is he now? I head to the reactor with Cloud We confront him for causing such tragic destruction I black out and next thing, I'm in a tube or somethin’ And now I'm getting messages of my death/ Cloud's knocked out with Mako poisoning in his breath Wait, I check the date, man - I can’t be seeing straight According to these articles, it’s been 4 years since today I have to go see Aerith and keep my friend safe It doesn’t matter what happens, or what gets in my way I'll be the hero that I can be I'll save the day We’ll make it to midgar, and everything will be okay
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On that day 5 years ago Seems that I'm trapped, no shield, no sword The unbeaten path got my soul so sore Allured by the lust, something gil can't cure The devil want me as is, but god he want more Ever wish you never was born Threat coming but you know that you can’t weather the storm Sector 7 outer heaven where I seem to reside Trained to kill but I don't really wanna another homiCide Everything I thought was the real, it turned out to be all just a lie A product of my pride I don’t want us to die Either outcome is horrible of course But if we both go ids say its par for the course I think about the slums where I'm from, folks are out there fighting over crumbs And running guns And I can't do a thing to assist I'm john stockton, without a ring, and the gist is It's broke and I can't seem to fix it Earth out of control like the scientists predicted While I read the manual I struggled to find the truth And the more I learn I'm even more confused Out here I'm searching for who I think is my enemy But every day he reminds me more of me So to anyone I ever did wrong I wish you well and pray you live long As for me my choice was made 5 years ago on that day And it aint been the same way Since 5 years ago on that day Ever wish you didn't have to wake up Lay in bed, eyelids could stay shut That's exactly how I'm feelin now But I know I can't cuz that's not my style Everything I shoved in my closet is now fallin out And makin a big pile And if I don't believe that I can achieve the impossible I need to quit right now Either outcome just another let down I think about the past and what I did to me Those who passed on who now live through me I hesitated to take action, And living like a coward aint crackin And the more I know I get more frustrated Gots to press on cuz we must make it I'm searching for who I think is my true friends And trying my best to tie these loose ends So to anyone I ever loved Sometimes you gotta go through hell to reach heaven above For all of the times I didn't listen And all the friends I lost man I miss them The only medicine for suffering, crime and the woes of mankind Has got to be wisdom I heard a man say the mind is a prison Possessed on a quest tryna find religion Just too much heartache Lead em to the water but cant make em partake 808s autotune and of course heartbreak Heart race like the moment car chase Feelin like biggie on midnight of march 8 Top of the world till you starin in god's face As for me my choice was made 5 years ago on that day And it aint been the same way Since 5 years ago on that day
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Aerith 04:15
Now in my younger days I used to sport a flat Top, now I rock it nappy with the hat to back But alas, I remember one time a while ago When I met a girl, I was sad to see her go She was cute. she made me laugh She was special, no doubt about that I'm so glad that we cross paths Let me tell you how we met....let’s take em back Last thing I remember is plottin our escape I was runnin with a gang, wreakin havoc state to state Called avalanche, we were some revolutionaries Usin every trick in the book, to bring the truth And nearly got killed on my last mission up in midgar I set off an explosion, ran but didn't get far So I'm guessin the reactor blew The blast knocked me unconscious and detached our crew I awakened in flower bed up in the slums On the floor of a church, all covered in grunge Thankful to be alive, in need of a shower and not a medic I get up sore and lightheaded It was there that I met her, caught her emerald eyes Long braided hair, pink ribbon excellently tied Not someone i'd normally be interested in But somethin 'bout her aura just told me she was mad different Soldier code is the law that we live by Day by day I wonder why my shorty had to die This is for Aerith, know that you were cherished The dead never perish So I, dusted myself off and said hello Apologized for the inconvenience and tried to go But she wasn't having that I just crashed in her habitat Caused mad damages She was kinda mad at this So immediately pleasantries were cancelled When she asked who would pay for the flowers that I trampled I laughed, and said that I would replace them Just did a job that I'm waitin to get paid from See I'm an ex soldier, fightin for freedom Providing my services to anyone who need 'em So she came with a plan, suggested I protect her Cause there's some bad folks out there tryin to get her And before I could ask why Troopers just passed by Kicked in the church door, wood and glass fly Should I help her? my conscience said you gotta dog So I went from a soldier to a bodyguard So in our travels in the chapters after that Everywhere we went, somebody was trying to capture that So I just asked her that. what was the deal Why is everybody wanting you killed Turns out She was the last descendant of the ancients Who may just - hold the key to something sacred Known as the promised land, so this caused a lot of problems man Everybody wanted it, so they devised a plan And if that wasn't enough, then here comes Sephiroth The meanest, baddest, biggest boss of 'em all She'd go to the church and pray for the solution But Sephiroth appears, from the air Without a care he Draws his sword, takes her life with a slice No last rites… I'll never forget that night I just, wish I was like her and said what I feel I don't know what it was but I knew that it was real From the moment I met you There was somethin so special Last of the cetra I'll never forget you Beautiful flower girl - never been the same since you came in our world What would life even be worth if there was no death What would sunshine be without any rain If there was no night, who would appreciate the day So I know that you’re not feeling any pain We love you
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Travel with the Cloud, mama you should see me now Got the heart of a lion, you can hear it in my growl Battle scars are reminders, of what I overcame I'ma warrior, you know the name Red 13 Travel with the Cloud, mama you should see me now Got the heart of a lion, you can hear it in my growl Battle scars are reminders, of what I overcame I'ma warrior, you know the name Red XIII! Haunted by the ghosts of the past Mother lay to rest, forsaken by my dad I'll never be like him, a coward You were supposed to defend us with all of your power One night, the truth revealed My father never ran away He was killed Protecting our land, what a brave man I'ma be just like him, give it all I can Held captive, experimented on Got active Launched an escape, squad by my side Scar under eye, yet the vision amplified 13 tattooed, I embraced it Limited moon, the darkness we faced it I will fight for this planet I cherish No more of my loved ones will perish Grandfather took care of me with sincerity Intelligence, integrity, my kind's a rarity Honor and courage, hold these values till the death of me Every battle you will get the best of me XIII Cloud by my side, we traverse through the night Burning flame of determination, my tails ignite The spirit of revolution, every battle with the team Call me red 13, red 13 Father, mother, you should see me now I removed the doubts Heart of a lion, you hear it in my growl Battle scars reminding of what I overcame I'ma warrior, you know the name Red XIII
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First I'm in release mode, then I'm in peace mode Input the cheat code then I to go beast mode But rappers be in sleep mode Scared when then feet cold While we travel the globe First I'm in release mode, then I'm in peace mode Input the cheat code then I to go beast mode But rappers be in sleep mode Better wake up cause it’s bout to get deep yo! None greater, too blessed to be a hater Got the megalixir, equipped, sitting next to my saber Limit break ya, big shots, had better be braver When we pop up on you like weapons up out the crater Behavior unsavory, soldiers, never submit Feel the vibration, when we spit, continental drift Set shift, let these cats know, the power of the rap flow Watch how you act tho, I never play the back row Try to top the sounds heaven’s Cloud chop ya down Hit rocket town and lock it down, then I knock em out God’s hand, closed fist, give em broken nose Get the nuts, get the greens, for the chocobos Get the gil, spent a night on the town Another day for a knight of the round Spit ballin, notorious chris wallace Do the knowledge Watch ya boys take off like Cid’s rocket First I'm in release mode, then I'm in peace mode Input the cheat code then I to go beast mode But rappers be in sleep mode Scared when then feet cold While we travel the globe First I'm in release mode, then I'm in peace mode Input the cheat code then I to go beast mode But rappers be in sleep mode.. Better wake up cause it’s bout to get deep yo Funny how folk who swear that you’re genius Expect you’ll be mediocre for their convenience Hold their praise like clutched pearls, cause no one’s seen ya But word spreads anyway I turn heads when I say I rap, trombone, produce. there’s a hat trick Guess the whole rap game’s a serta mattress While they’re taking naps They should be in search of caskets Vause with the bars it’s redrum but you heard it backwards So you go from opposite of annie reed with walter To ending up like aeris at the altar My hand erupts like barrett with assault gun The pen can seem disparaging. but all love Just spread the name Kadesh or keep your mouth shut We out just Trying to net cool breaks You on snorlax Don’t ignore facts That dopeness might sneak attack ya Like I won it from an s roost race Or like an al pacino restroom break Watch the door, cap
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Cait Sith here, and your future isn't clear You're getting what you want but there you're losing something dear I better tag along, don't go asking why I'm joining If you're questioning if I'm a spy that shouldn't be important Version 3, I'm the peak, and right below me is the muscle Hit ya game over we ain't even gotta tussle I lied, I'm a spy, and I'm sorry for deceiving ya Sacrifice myself so you can grab this black Materia Version 4 reporting in Back channel plugging in if you wanna listen in, man You can call me Cait Sith, everybody's favorite Kitty with a moogle im a robot with a secret A Shinra board member after all But never anticipating Sephiroth Never underestimate the cuddly and soft Guess I'm off to save the planet yall, show me love
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So I heard of this dude (Cid, Cid) I know he’s a scientist (Cid, Cid) He wants to go to space and all this stuff (Cid, Cid) But I know that we got a mission (Cid, Cid) I don’t know anything about what he’s got goin on. (Cid, Cid) Listen, see me and Cloud are two sides of the same token Tifa telling me I need to quit chain smokin’ Back in ’98, couldn’t wait to get the game open Catch me hittin’ corners in the highwind like a range rover And til’ the day’s over, I'm do me and pursue dreams Of startin' my own space program But before the launch of Shinra #26 That’s when my assistant noticed somethin’ that she needs to fix So now my dreams gone down the drain Feels like my theme song don’t even sound the same Try to maintain, so we settled down in rocket town We still ain’t married but someday I'm tryna lock it down I talk to Cloud then we escape in the tiny bronco He goes missing, that’s when I become the head honcho It’s the notorious c.i.d. And if you come aboard then I'ma need to see i.d. The name’s Cid (Cid!) Get it out how I live I might swear a lot but I never tell a fib My name’s Cid (Cid!) Ever since I was a kid I planned to send a rocket to the moon but never did The name’s Cid (Cid!) Mechanical engineer It’s never in my nature to panic or live in fear My name’s Cid Now it’s time to settle the score And boldly go where no man has gone ever before My name’s Cid In rocket town I can’t believe that it happened I meet Shera She says I gotta speak to the captain Dudes smoking - he got us all wheezing and gagging But we need him, I guess it’s time to leap into action Pick my 2 best party members We takeoff in The Tiny Bronco, but a long way from Denver Chat with the crew tell em what I remember Strapped down and we ready for another adventure (here wo go!) Off to the temple of the ancients Another day another enemy vanquished Not a gentlemen dude ain’t distinguished He won’t stop smoking and won’t watch his language But I think he’s got heart and no fear And he puts in work he’s nice with that spear The constant engineer, he’ll always appear So go on and put something in the air For my man Cid The name’s Cid (Cid!) Get it out how I live I might swear a lot but I never tell a fib My name’s Cid (Cid!) Ever since I was a kid I planned to send a rocket to the moon but never did The name’s Cid (Cid!) Mechanical engineer It’s never in my nature to panic or live in fear My name’s Cid Now it’s time to settle the score And boldly go where no man has gone ever before My name’s Cid
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Ninja Girl 03:22
Soon as I met her I knew that she'd be a handful Not in a good way, the kind you can't fool Sarcastic and I usually dig that But this was a chick that, you brace for impact Whenever you talk to her, because You never know, where it's gonna go I rather let her go, then be all shook Well let me take it back, see how The whole thing started on the wrong foot We're in wutaI, traversing the area When guess who tries to steal my Materia Call herself a thief but she got caught bout it Now I don't hit women, kinda thought about it Had to hunt her down u gotta be kidding me I'm all about the chase, but not literally We found her and she promised she was to be trusted But her personality’s got me disgusted Plus my heart is in another place I see my true love when I look at any other face. and ummm Something's telling me not to trust her But my homies tell me they love her Nothing in common with a guy like me But she probably can help us maybe I might be Just a little bit jaded by the way that she portrayed it I would hate it if she played us man I got nothing to say but Just watch out Keep your distance, be persistent Cuz you gotta watch them ninjas Went on an innocent date and she got frisky Even moved in and tried to kiss me Talk about awkward, I turned to the right thankfully Date over! I'm sorry girl this ain't for me She's got skill and technique when we go to battle But gets motion sickness everytime we travel Pokes and prods but I never let it get to me Some kinda ninja pullin kung fu treachery Like a doctor wu? I'm watching you, you know my steelo You're aware of what I can do But she is kinda funny, so I can't imagine hurting her I may be a liar but I don't think I'm a murderer She did heal me with her clear tranquil Then got smart with me when I tried to say thank you So listen up, descendant of shinobi I can't be your lover, but I'll call you a homie, for now But I won't turn my back for a second So kill all the passive aggression Cause this is what it is Something's telling me not to trust her But my homies tell me they love her Nothing in common with a guy like me But she probably can help us maybe I might be Just a little bit jaded by the way that she portrayed it I would hate it if she played us man I got nothing to say but Just watch out Keep your distance, be persistent Cuz you gotta watch them ninjas Real talk, facts, no cap, one hundred Any other way that kids in any society say That these are facts, that have just been spat It’s the truth What’s the difference between a ninja and a letter You can send a letter back, a ninja not so much What do you call a ninja hitchhiker Stranded, that’s what. No matter what, no matter what Never ever trust a ninja
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Sometimes you gotta pick sides Life ain't a game we just try to survive It’s wild in these times. So I ride with a squad Y’all know the vibes It’s the birth of a God We be the Knights of the Round, Equipped to fight till you down let off infinite rounds we come with a frightening sound enemy skill, we gettin this gil up Maxing all Materia and sell for a mill-ion Silence a doubter and handle a coward, Snakes popping up daily like, random encounters And my stigma is bizarro, you likely won’t see tomorrow We steal as well so Ante Up cause we ain’t come to borrow Aerith's gone so we gotta ride out Center of the earth, send a rocket to his hide out In a crater to the north, I display a little force Separate the planet, leave you with no way to get across Guess my minds playin tricks, cause the grind stay intense but the God stay entrenched - so it’s time they repent - chalk it up, give the Soldier the win Feel like it’s 1997 all over again GoD Sometimes you gotta pick sides Life ain't a game we just try to survive It’s wild in these times. So I ride with a squad Y’all know the vibes It’s the birth of a God They call me Vincent Valentine awaken from a dream You're looking for an answer and nothings what it seems Your searching for Sephiroth and you need my help I can sense the energy a power never felt Dr. Hojo is the man that you're looking for I been looking for him too what's the plan say no more Body all infused weapons ineffective Thoughts all confused brain experimented Sins of the father always pass to the son Sleeping in my coffin always sleeping by my guns Hojos gotta go he's the reason for the problem Made us all monsters now we gotta stop him Jenova was the project stole my father research Infused with the maco started having seizures Lucrecia my love her heart was stolen from me Time for revenge ain't a damn thing funny Sometimes you gotta pick sides Life ain't a game we just try to survive It’s wild in these times. So I ride with a squad Y’all know the vibes.. It’s the birth of a God
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When Sephiroth was still within his mothers womb We infused him with jenova cells, no one asked, no one questioned a thing A soldier's duty is not to think, it is to protect the men who think for them Like me, ha ha ha My love for science surpasses that of frankenstein Dedicated to my pursuit of data from ancient times Complex of a god, I'm so sanctified I birthed the one winged angel, watch him taking flight Yeah, i've been scheming for this dream inside my brain I'm addicted like a fiend keeping needles in the vain I'm insane, not a person in my life i'd keep away So my fetus got genova's seed inside his dna Supplied the cells like the '94 crime bill Never ran base, I was busy playing the right field Sister ray tucked in the belt, they know it's high yield So don't test the scientist's method, believe me I kill I refuse to sit back and just make due The type to put a Mako reactor inside a daewoo I'm chasing breakthroughs faster than a wraith coupe Jehovah's witness but I'm not trying to save you Once a scientist - always a scientist the most dangerous, is always the quietest I'm just a product of - my environment Where violence only breeds more violence You call it research and development Prodding and poking just - for the hell of it. Not even delicate, you were my delegate these are people not specimens, Is this really what you represent I heard pride comes before the fall I[ll be right there to see it all From the highest window in the wall to hear you scream, see you crawl Jenova then Sephiroth Severed all - ties from the law, You aint above it, I aint above it I feel the rumbling all in my stomach So print it and publish for your crimes against humanity You'll surely be punished
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First of all When I open up my mouth I shut it down Until the light is overhead and darkness all around All encompassin’, I'm functionin' I'm summonin' dungeons of cunnin' creatures until I got 'em runnin' They runnin', I'm huntin' The rappin' avalanche I cast quickly I pass cats like sand through hourglasses sickly From ash I rise A hack n' slash surprise Phoenix downin' is the only option unless you stoppin' I'll give you round of applause If you gather up all of your guards So I ain't gotta work that hard I got gall, I'll run up and slaughter 'em all It don't really matter who you gon' call Call 'em all, I'll run up an slaughter 'em all Bet, it's gonna get crazy, amazin' blazin' I'm maja When you see that zelda emblem, hangin' round my neck I end ‘em Suspend 'em, I blend 'em My final fantasy is never endin’ My life's dream was just to overdose on lifestream I'm frightnin’ when I'm weildin’ the mic it's like I'm lightnin’ Meteor Approaching fast Casting holy hope it lasts Take off in a Rocket, hold on before we crash It’ll be your final fantasy if you mess with the family we ain't granting no amnesty Meteor Approaching fast Casting holy hope it lasts Take off in a Rocket, hold on before we crash It’ll be your final fantasy if you mess with the family we ain't granting no amnesty
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You can't imagine my anger Or measure the hatred Empathize with my anguish But i've been recreated See I bided my time Calculated and waited For my moment to rise And reap my repayment My whole life was a lie Everything I loved and held sacred Was spit on, defile, poisoned Corrupted and tainted I died as a human Cast down and forsaken My soul was exhumed Reborn a one-winged angel I'll burn this world is hellfire I'll tear it apart I had my revenge But revenge wasn't enough Look at these corporations So much greed and corruption People are puppets Crawling about through the slums Imperfect and flawed They're undeserving of love I'll merge with the lifestream And emerge as a god And cleanse the world of it's wrong As my mother intended The work of her son Alpha, omega, beginning and ending The meanest, the illest, the most villainous Killer of millions rockin' a sword and hair of silver it's Sephiroth Product of an experiment gone wrong Burn the building down and he long gone, what's his name Sephiroth Black Materia Media spelled cash The taskmaster Many come before but none come after Sephiroth Better get to steppin off, never soft He’ll kill you ‘fore you get your weapon off Those who look with clouded eyes See nothing but shadows Destiny comes I’m waiting Cloud Listen, I ain't scared of you Really I'm prepared to do whatever it takes I cut the head off a snake So an angel with one wing is next to nothing Gotta let you know one thing: we are coming Behold the pale horse and storm with gale force His power is unstoppable and therefore He's at the center of the Earth so we travel there His shadow flare almost knocked me out my battle gear The Supernova is ferocious Destroy the solar system just to hit us with a dosage Pluto gone, Jupiter, Mercury roasted Feel like dying but somehow I focus Level ninety nine my combat's explosive For your heinous crimes you must be demoted Limit break Omnislash Blades enter his body fast Barrett's catastrophe hit him with multi-shotty blasts Tifa does her part too Beat rush, somersault Water kick Sephiroth eats all of it Emergency ain't no time for calling nine eleven How you stop hell? I know, final heaven We face-to-face man-to-man Sword-to-sword His bloody body explodes And it turns to orbs Didn't do it for fame Didn't do it for gain But I still get a chill whenever I hear the name
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Sometimes I feel like I died in 20-16 And this is all a simulation maybe that’s extreme As I'm sitting midstream, hoping kids don’t dox me or swat me Just cause I'm stating what’s obvI, with every statement that’s faulty Using despair as the jet fuel to drive racist practices This aint checks and balances, it’s just creating damages You hear tax cuts, witch hunts, strong borders I hear fear mongering, dividing and conquering We let a monster in, and that's simple and plain All we did was complain, tweeting threats like this is a game Straight negligent, inflate estimates, trade deficit Miseducation and fear creates prejudice Hate eminent,now misplaced evidence As a planet we stand at a great detriment Jobs take benefits, make medicine Unaffordable, its horrible,I hear the lies in every sentence I thought it through, and though I still want to feel resentment For everyone who believed in you, and thought this dream was feasible And knew that you were speaking to their problems But I believe you’re beatable, it seems we at the bottom But we just playing possum, like winter jasmine we blossom Standing stronger united by our desire and defiance I’ve seen over the horizon My people are out of hiding And we refuse to stay silent But for now Can you hear it calling Listen, you can hear the cries of the planet From the skies above From the depths of oceans yeah yeah To the earth below now Still, the seas are rising listen To our airless lungs you can hear the cries of the planet Do you hear it calling You can hear the cries of the planet Even scientists can't understand it We all at a disadvantage, impossible to manage So-called-experts is callin' it a "hoax" Now it's time for the networks to take a new approach Greenhouse gases, natural disasters Unexplained phenomena, time to wake up outta the Mindstate, that we can't change things The world is changing How many times we gotta see the same thing Hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions We need more action and much less discussion And less corruption, before we all goners Somebody inform us what the earth is tryin' to warn us But we worry 'bout the trivial, superstars, interviews Millionaires drama, people what's gotten into you Temperature is risin' like the co2 levels It's settled, sooner or later we'll see the true devils But for now Can you hear it calling Listen, you can hear the cries of the planet From the skies above From the depths of oceans yeah yeah To the earth below now Still, the seas are rising listen To our airless lungs you can hear the cries of the planet Do you hear it calling
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Lifestream 02:37
The lifestream, it’s what we live and we learn through The lifestream when you pass away and you return to The lifestream my cycle nearing completion, each and every evening I can hear it breathing, the lifestream The lifestream, it’s what we live and we learn through The lifestream when you pass away and you return to The lifestream my cycle nearing completion, each and every evening I can hear it breathing, the lifestream This is the lifestream, and This is my life’s dream, I Administer visine, now My vision is wide screen, but My livin is crime scenes, man Shinra was my team since I was like nineteen but I'm just trying to find peace, so I'm in the night sheen Just like I been dry cleaned, pressed Watching the time leave, it's Like a divine beast, just Massive, the energy they consume The power that they pursue The planet that they pollute It’s, just Reckless My nightmares are on repeat I see the lives they put jeopardy just to feast And it’s dangerous to go alone Yet that just what I prefer It’s a cold world, sometimes you got to rock a fur Make a decision that’ll likely be unpopular I lost a friend, I made a promise I would ride for her Sadness was the price, to see it end, All the comrades and fam I'll never see again All the precious resources we guarded like a fortress Our planet used to be so gorgeous I dream of victory fanfare And facing what I ultimately can’t bare As I put in this damp air Into my lungs, just trying to survive in the slums Till the chosen day comes and the battle is won For the lifestream The lifestream, it’s what we live and we learn through The lifestream when you pass away and you return to The lifestream my cycle nearing completion, each and every evening I can hear it breathing, the lifestream The lifestream, it’s what we live and we learn through The lifestream when you pass away and you return to The lifestream my cycle nearing completion, each and every evening I can hear it breathing, the lifestream
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Ten years in the making, Black Materia: The Remake is a hip hop tribute to Final Fantasy VII, one of the greatest video games of all time.

Video game rapper Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo and record label GameChops are releasing Black Materia: The Remake, a 22-track album of original rap songs inspired by Final Fantasy VII Remake, the award-winning 2020 reboot of one of the most popular video games of all time.

Featuring twenty five guest producers and rappers, Black Materia: The Remake takes listeners on a hip hop journey through Final Fantasy VII. The role playing game centers on a group of heroic revolutionaries fighting to bring down Shinra, an energy company that’s destroying the planet for profit.

Black Materia: The Remake retells the video game’s acclaimed story through narrative lyricism and powerful performances. The beats and backing tracks feature memorable moments from Nobuo Uematsu’s acclaimed Final Fantasy VII score.

Mega Ran is a leading voice in nerdcore hip hop, a subgenre of rap music which focuses on pop culture and video games. He has performed at hundreds of conventions, expos, and music festivals around the world, including Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), New York Comic Con (NYCC), and South by Southwest (SXSW), where he has rapped about everything from Star Wars to professional wrestling. In 2019, Ran was awarded a Guinness World Record title for the most video game rap songs ever released.

For Mega Ran, Black Materia: The Remake is the culmination of a more than decade-long career making hip hop tributes to video games. Following the viral success of his original Black Materia album in 2011, Ran left his job as a middle school teacher to pursue music full time.

“Final Fantasy 7 is eternal,” Ran says. “The magic surrounding that game will never die. The Black Materia album represents a landmark in the story of Mega Ran; so it was a little nerve-wracking to attempt to revisit it. But I knew if we were going to do it, it had to be bigger. We've all learned so much since 2011, and it's a welcome challenge to get together and showcase that.”

GameChops is a Philadelphia-based record label run by Chris Davidson (aka Dj Cutman) that produces video game remixes and licensed cover songs. With over a million listeners on Spotify and YouTube, GameChops has been steadily popularizing video game music for ten years, helping artists around the world turn their passion for gaming and music into a sustainable career. The label’s hit 2018 album, Zelda & Chill, recently surpassed 75 million streams on Spotify.

Black Materia: The Remake was directed by Davidson and engineered by Matt Weiss, known for his work with singer Akon. The album is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Bandcamp.

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released January 29, 2021

Written and Performed by Mega Ran

Mixed & Produced by Matt Weiss & Chris Davidson

Lyrics & Performances by Mega Ran, Juice Lee, FabvL, Last Benevolence, SkyBlew, Kadesh Flow, Beefy, Amerigo Gazaway, Penny The Great, Richie Branson, Majatron, Storyville, Chris Davidson, and Amanda Lepre

Instrumentals produced by Lost Perception, RoboRob, Rifti Beats, DN³, Kazu Beatz, The Versions, and K-Murdock. Instrumental album available on Spotify 2/12/21

Horns & Drums by Danny Flam
Guitar by Amanda Lepre
Piano on Epilogue by Rob “88bit” Kovacs
Piano sampled on Lifestream by PianoDreams

Album artwork by Kiera Boyle
Additional artwork by Daniel Hill (DanjisDesigns)

Executive Producers Raheem Jarbo & Chris Davidson

Thank you Kickstarter backers
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