The Comeback Story - EP

by DJ brimLo & Bavu Blakes

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When DJ brimLo and Bavu Blakes are in the studio together Hip-Hop excellence has been assembled, two turntables and a microphone. DJ brimLo trades his microphone for the role of the maestro on this project while Bavu provides us the narrative of “The Comeback Story.” A good story starts with catastrophic tragedy, and that is the tone of “Tick Tock.” The fall is scored in the ballad of “Dead to Us.” The vocal stylings of CJ Edwards solidify the emotional foundation. As we arrive on our title track, “Comeback” the dynamic duo really flex their muscles. Our wordsmith is in full stride as we all know “everybody loves a comeback,” he petitions to us on the Hip-Hop anthem. Staying true a good narrative, the feeling of overcoming is followed by a lament for a time before the self-destruction. Reggie Coby sets the tone of “Yesterday” with a properly penned hook and a swift sixteen. In a true call and response fashion, TempestB closes the tune with the complimenting counter-chorus. As a victory lap we get a repeat of the “BIG Bright Future” three piece ensemble of Bavu Blakes, DJ brimLo and Eric Levels on the closing song, “Get Love.” Carefully broken into five significant segments, this EP effectively takes listeners through the emotional trek of a return to one’s better self.

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released May 26, 2017

©2017 BRIMLO RECORDING
Album Mastered by DJ brimLo at The Muzique Phaktory
Cover Photo by Marke Design
Graphic Design by DJ brimLo

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Track Name: Tick Tock (feat. TempestB)
Verse 1 - Bavu Blakes
Notice how time stand
When you running from an automatic weapon and it’s real
Or maybe you have no idea
But I can make it happen with this right here
Leave you laying on the street
Underneath beef
Can’t blame neither Meek Mill nor Chief Keef
They say guys don’t kill people, people do
But people can’t do what a street sweeper do
The president say terrorism is a thread
But terrorist haven’t hit this number yet
Been a decade and change out in Iraq
But right here in the states way more bodies stack
I got a nuke bomb in my living room
The irony’s killing me killing you
Most unfortunate element in hip-hop
Not a click clack
but a tick tock

Chorus - TempestB
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is winding down
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Don’t let your time run out

Verse 2 - DJ brimLo
Every Jay better cuff their Beyonce
Keep her on your arm
Out of Harms way
Every day in the hood it’s an arms race
Cause of if I show up with this by your mom’s place
Since I got it, they gotta go get it
As if the second amendment
Ain’t got no limits
Now if you want to come get me
Remake the wedding scene on New Jack City
Cause of what’s sitting in my living room
Coming soon
Impending doom
Cloud over town shaped just like a mushroom
Doesn’t take much to touch you
Feel the gloom
Lethal degrees heat these communities
With AKs and Uzis as WMDs
AKA a nuke bomb in my living room
The irony’s killing me killing you

Chorus - TempestB
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is winding down
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Don’t let your time run out

Verse 3 - Bavu Blakes
I don’t use drugs
But I got the bomb
So bulletproof all vans and soccer moms
Neither school kids nor teachers get left out
Blood shed wets everybody
It’s a death count
Let’s count bodies
Ten times 50
In just one city
Bust it get Busy
If not an automatic then a semi
When I blow up I take my whole hood with me
Can’t forget the burbs
The movies the mall
Til all y’all appalled and hold y’all applause
Violence is All-American, it’s been pop
Not a click clack, but a tick tock

Bridge - TempestB
Tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock
Don’t let your time run out

Chorus - TempestB
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is winding down
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Time is still ticking
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Don’t let your time run out
Track Name: Dead to Us (feat. C.J. Edwards)
Chorus - C.J. Edwards
I tried to warn you
Keep this up
You’ll end up dead
Dead to us
I know your tough
But if you don’t give it up
You’ll end up dead
Dead to us

Verse 1 - Bavu Blakes
Caffeine
Nicotine
TV screen
Everything in between
Diabetes
Heart disease
Alcohol
Shopping mall
Attitude
Bad mood
Tattoos
Fast food
Music loud
On loud
Wrong crowd
Shots rang out
Ambulance
Fat chance
Last dance

Lap dance
Like drapes
Hang and blow
Got probation
Made parole
Forget how to know
What’s a goal
Get the part
Play the role
Full participation
Unsafe
Where’s the safe
Another case
Safe to say it ain’t pretty
Hardly ever left the hood or left the city
Freedom at last unlikely baby
Here’s my address, write me maybe
Still having, how long’s the rope
Left feeling far too wrong for hope
Right to depression
Left into drugs
You turn to nig***
Exit bit**** and th***

Bridge - C.J. Edwards
You see this road you’re traveling on
I’ve seen many
Many go down
That same, same road
And let me tell you where it leads
Nowhere
It’s just a dead end

Chorus - C.J. Edwards
I tried to warn you
It’s not enough
See you’ll end up dead
Or dead to us
I know your tough
But if you don’t give it up
I’ll say you’ll end up dead
Or dead to us
Track Name: Comeback
Verse 1 - Bavu Blakes
I’ve been here for years
A lot of my peers they go tattoos for peers
But I preserved, look at me now look here
Here’s a little story, but not Paul Revere
One of the bad brothers that you know so well
Getting over on folks didn’t go so well
Now I gotta go away, not to no hotel
To a cold cold cell my only way to prevail
Is to comeback

Chorus - Bavu Blakes
Comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves A

Verse 2 - Bavu Blakes
So I did my time
I’d by lying if I said my sentence as fine
I was dying inside in need of a lifeline
To pull me out of the prison I built in my own mine
From the blocks to cell blocks
Only option I had was thinking out of the box
When I get out of the box
I cannot come back
Everybody I see come back said that
Every last book I read that
My philosophies a map of where my head’s at
Ain’t nobody bout to pay me to think
So dead that
I don’t have a plan b, plan a said act
Fact of the matter is that I never had no job
I gotta use what I got and I do have god
I’m not really religious but I do have faith
And that’s exactly what’s gone take
For me to make me a comeback

Chorus - Bavu Blakes
Comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves A


Bridge - Bavu Blakes
From the, forth quarter
Or the, ninth inning
Of the, shot at the buzzer
With a, nice ending
It’s a comeback
From the, forth quarter
Or the, ninth inning
Of the, shot at the buzzer
With a, nice ending
It’s a comeback

Verse 3 - Bavu Blakes
Immigrant in my city
Enemy of the state
Any chance I get to get back straight
Man Imma take
Say nothing is given
Forgive me while I create
I know some of y’all relate
Up early cause I can’t be late
Weight of the world on my shoulders
Go forward I can’t wait
Preciate each day I wake up to face fate
Maybe I’ll start a business
Maybe I’ll learn a trade
Wouldn’t trade it for nothing
Took my cards and I played
It’s a comeback

Chorus - Bavu Blakes
Comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves a comeback
Everybody loves A
Track Name: Yesterday (feat. Reggie Coby & TempestB)
Chorus - Reggie Coby
So young and dumb
You couldn’t tell me nothing
Waiting for a sign
Somebody tell me something
My momma use to tell me
But what does she know anyway
Turns out she was right
How I miss yesterday

Verse 1 - Reggie Coby
She tried to tell me but I wouldn’t listen
Those traditions don’t pertain to me
Because see I’m different
She make me sit in the kitchen while she cooking
And watch her, I used to hate it
But now I know how she made
She would say that one day
This gone be something that you need
Didn’t believe her til I had someone to feed
Deep huh
The things you remember when you get older
I still hear her voice
Like she standing on my shoulder
But these days my momma probably think I’m crazy
Cause How I’m living now
Ain’t exactly the way she raised me
I bet sometimes she look at me like
Wow, this can’t be my son
The same one I had as a baby
So take your time young man
Don’t be in no rush
Cause sometimes life still sucks
When you a grown up
And then you find yourself reminiscent
Missing them conversations
With your momma
In the Kitchen

Verse 2 - Bavu Blakes
Man I wish I had an intervention
She and I multiplied but then we did division
Never separated
I just up and left
Scared to death of being daddy
I doubted myself
Could’ve been the man of the house
but instead I ran
Couldn’t handle my business
She on the other hand
Screaming be responsible now
You’re getting older
I still hear her voice like she standing on my shoulder
How was I supposed to know what to do
If I was never shown
Been an adult since middle school
But was never grown
Criminalized by the system I could never shake
Desperate for new direction
Steps I would never take
Traumatized by when I was shot and left for dead
Paralyzed in my mind
Living inside my head
They say he was my spitting image as a little kid
I never did mind his momma
I wonder if he did

Chorus - TempestB
Acting young and dumb
Couldn’t tell you nothing
Looking for the signs
I tried to tell you something
My child I tried to warn you
What do I know anyway
O’ baby boy
How I miss yesterday
Track Name: Get Love (feat. Eric Levels)
Verse 1 - Bavu Blakes
Concentrate with your mind
I got this little illustration
Trace it line by line
Compliments are fine
But compensations is finer
Money second to time
Let’s think in seconds in time
How much can you give
Be honest, now don’t be lying
The people we say we love
They need donations in time
Cover our eyes to it
The blind’s leading the blind
Open our hearts to it
And what do you see
More love for you and me
Throughout the community now
Just imagine you having your first child
Picture the way they smile when you show up

Chorus - Eric Levels
Do more than just show love, Ya
Got to give love
You Got to give up the love
Do more than just show love, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
It’s more than a show

Verse 2 - Bavu Blakes
Tell ‘em you love ‘em and hug ‘em just to show some
Love bug remember it’s not an emotion
Love is a verb, to pay a debt, a burden
Universal, country ghetto suburban
And overseas we need it just the same
We got so much to gain
By linking up the chain
The fence the enemy is defenseless
Let it commence the energy is relentless

Chorus - Eric Levels
Do more than just show love, Ya
Got to give love
You Got to give up the love
Do more than just show love, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
It’s more than a show


Verse 3 - Bavu Blakes
Got to be present
Diggin down in the trenches
The distance between you and a breakthrough’s inches
Work on ya wishlist don’t expect cinches
And remember every Christmas has grinches
It’s obvious who gets it
When people come around they
Get into it get involved like James Brown say
Perfect attendance, No excuses sho’ nuff
That’s what I wanna be when I grow up

Chorus - Eric Levels
Do more than just show love, Ya
Got to give love
You Got to give up the love
Do more than just show love, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up, Ya
Got to give love
You got to give up the love
It’s more than a show


Verse 4 - Bavu Blakes
Can depression be fixed with a bottle of wine
Can a hungry guy eat a peace sign
Can a smiley face replace a hot meal
You heard the saying real recognize real
Can a dap and a half hug pay rent
Can 50 cent get you off the pavement
Do any of these questions make sense
Or are they just statements
Not again, C’mon

Chorus - Eric Levels
Do more than just show love
You got to give love
You got to give up the love
Do more than just show love
You got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up
You got to give love
You got to give up the love
Come on and just throw ‘em up
You got to give love
You got to give up the love
It’s more than a show