Quay's Rehearsal - EP

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The sixth Publish or Perish release also serves as the first official project from Jason Quaynor, a.k.a. Quay. For his debut, the TuLaw City-bred rapper takes the listener on a profound and poetic journey, with helpful and rousing production from Ben Chargot.

Follow @QuayChronicles via Twitter, and his official site at www.quaychronicles.com.

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released December 11, 2013

VOCALS: Quay (all tracks), Redefine Liz (tracks 2 & 3)

PRODUCTION: Ben Chargot (all tracks); Quay (all tracks, also exec.)

MIXING AND MASTERING: Ben Hogarth (all tracks)

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Track Name: Pray For Me
[Verse 1 - Quay]
Pray for me, young man with big plans
Billions envisioned but start with less than 10 grand
What to do? Moms needs me
My state need me, Hip-Hop starvin', sayin' "feed me"
Enter my complex, my stress
Not concave... nah--- more like it's convex
Sorry, let me explain it at its simplest
This is my heart... nah--- this is my art
My only chance, to do my part
Lyrics learn to sew and knit with the hope of
Gettin' words to stitch and, reupholster my culture
Save more than myself: takin' it further
And I can't comeback until we all got 40 acres
And the mule's a Cadillac
God Bless the day for me
And let the people pray for me

[Verse 2 - Quay]
Look! Anyone can get on mic and rhyme
But how many will be remembered in due time
Mine! Understand that where I rhyme and where I'm in
Everything I'm not makes me everything I am
Damn, maybe I could spit a verse or two
To help another person just get through
A life they ain't ask for but forced to just use
Figure my words as your just dues
So excuse, if the raps aren't in metaphors
I'd rather speak it plain so more people can feel me more
Recognize: I don't want to rap to you
I'd rather speak it plain so that I can rap through you
All in hopes that my word connects
Explains my complex about bein' too complex
'Cause, lyrically I could be Talib Kweli
But at the end of the day, who would pray for me?
Track Name: Idle Worship (feat. Redefine Liz)
[Intro - Quay]
And God said...
"Let there be paper."
Heh... preach!
(Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M.
Get the money: dolla' dolla' bils, y'all!)

[Hook - Redefined Liz]
You're all mine
One by one
This golden crown...
Idle worship
It'll strike you out or weigh ya down
Idle worship--- yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

[Verse 1 - Quay]
Blood on my new crown, that's hard work
Open wounds healin' soon, my scars hurt
Now angel wings seem to sing for a king
But they swing towards a thing I could never bring
Blessed me with hydraulics and digi dashes
As long as they knew that they could claim my ashes
Explains why I thirst for Chevys and buggattis
When I die crucify me on that Maserati
Lawd forgive flaws long as I leave in awe
All jaws, and that require me to floss
Boy, you shall bleed for my diamonds
To the point your heartbeat's silence
Ha, as you die to knees
You realize you don't worship me
It's the shine that made you mine
Give me you're soul while I recline

[Hook - Redefine Liz]
You're all mine
One by one
This golden crown...
Idle worship
It'll strike you out or weigh ya down
Idle worship--- yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

[Verse 2 - Quay]
What got me feelin' like, I'm the world's Kryptonite
Red and blue jewels in the booth: Superman, right?
I got see-through vision
'Cause I see that my karats get all to listen
Rubies in a new Jesus piece
Call it Revelation, it'll bring you peace
Put the best vixen in my reach
Say she love me; well, practice what ya preach!
Ask forgiveness. Shit, pray for me
Poetry at its finest
Hand stitched--- I slaved the designers
Only believe in the physical
The pen verse the sword: let's see who bleed a lil'
Modern day divinity
Praise my holy trinity

[Hook - Redefine Liz]
You're all mine
One by one
This golden crown...
Idle worship
It'll strike you out or weigh ya down
Idle worship--- yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

[Bridge - Quay]
All my Porsches: oh, shit is gorgeous
Die from my idle worship
Praise my fortress; it's gorgeous
Die from my idle worship
All the marble foreign; ain't it gorgeous?
Die from my idle worship
Dont forget that my vixen gorgeous
Die from my idle worship

[Outro - Redefine Liz]
You're all mine
One by one
This golden crown...
Idle worship
It'll strike you out or weigh ya down
Idle worship--- yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Track Name: Miss Vixen (feat. Redefine Liz)
[Verse 1 - Quay]
God, please help with my affinities
These bad women, smart girl tendencies
I get around like PAC every time panties drop
Time for business and watch me rise like stock
Cuz, this all payback, fool
Shoo! Let's keep it real: I was a Black nerd in a white school
Yeah, scooped maybe a girl or two
But them few girls turned into a swimmin' pool
When book knowledge gave me the upper hand
Gift of gab on campus with the lay of the land
Greek letters turned me into a bad ass frat man
Got me so far gone--- no Aubrey Graham--- but damn
What would you do with women gettin at cha
And your conscience feelin' horrible after?
But you couldn't tell this story after
Shout out the girls that write these stanzas

[Hook - Redefine Liz]
Skin, just like a fortress
Holdin' me hostage
From the crown within my reach
Today, I wake up lively
Finally free
And finally conscious

[Verse 2 - Quay]
Lookin' for a vixen: have you seen her?
Oh that's your girl? Tell me, can I meet her?
Nevermind, I'm in the mind of findin'
A woman that don't do what I say like Simon
Let me explain what's goin on
I don't like 'em fashionable with the
You know, girl that's marchin' with her heels on
Or hoody on in the club twerkin' it for Trayvon
Na, I'm lookin for the real deal, Holyfield
One that can spar a couple rounds in both fields
So good deal if we could zone tonight
Philosophy over shot of Patron on ice
You can tell me what got you feelin' right
And I oblige, girl, just hit them lights
Just remember by the time the sun rise
We done fell in and out of love at the same damn time, uh

[Hook - Redefine Liz]
Skin, just like a fortress
Holdin' me hostage
From the crown within my reach
Today, I wake up lively
Finally free
And finally conscious

[Verse 3 - Quay]
Would you believe me if I said I'm in love? No?
Would you believe me if I said I could stroke? Oh.
Well, we both know your king a down low queen
Ahem, I mean, we both should be free to do our own thing
We can do what we want: no judgment in here
We both might regret it tomorrow, I fear
Can a brotha repent for his sins
Even though he enjoyed when he was gettin' it in?
Is it wrong that I'm addicted to skin?
What if I promise to never do it again??
We know I'm lyin' 'cause ain't no time for the conscience to climb in
The next just text and I'm already ridin'
To the next stop, got another at my spot
It's wrong, I know
It ain't make me a man though
But it made me the man though...
Track Name: Do You Believe (Karma)
[Interlude - Quay]
They told me to believe, believe and know
When there's debt you must pay what you owe
And the strange fruit from the forbidden tree grows
You learn, learn that you reap what you sow
So believe, believe, but how, when your name get around
From how you puttin it down
And they know you don't make a sound
After the deed so the skin piles in mounds
Cause all the strikes against you is right up your alley
Even though you wish they could make more than a tally
But how can they even make a body count
When you don't know the amount
Not even the where about
So you wrongfully can't surmount
Their value
All the fun they allow you
Would tempt the fairest of minds too
So tell me what to do
I was told we believe in it, so you'll learn
It'll all come back around...and it'll make your heart burn
Track Name: That's Love
[Verse 1 - Quay]
A few weeks in, so innocent
Friends become lovers after so many weekends spent
Heaven-sent: so typical
Everything one did the other: reciprocal
I'll go to war for you; no, I'll start one for you
Conquer seven seas to please you too
Is that too much? Fuck, I'm just bein' real
You know what it is even when I don't say how I feel
And although I, put music first
You still wanna ride with me to the hurst
And that's what's it is, we'll ride
With no doubts sittin' on the passenger side

[Hook - Quay]
And that's love
You occupy my thoughts; my work of art
And that's love
We flipped the script, and we got the part
And that's love
Givin' my walls all up from the start
And I tat it forever on my heart
And that's love

[Verse 2 - Quay]
About a year, damn near
But I fear I feel the end comin' round here
Communication breakin' I've been, hesitatin'
Caught between grindin' and love never taken
It's wearin' you down now, I can tell
Only fire burnin' is me sendin' you through hell
But you'd ride, right? You said you'd ride, right?
Till the wheels fell off, you'd ride till you die, right?
Who am I kidding? Soon as you walk through that door
You gon' tell me that you can't bear this weight no more
And I deserve it. This ain't worth it
All I invested in music made you feel worthless
Realization too late for a chance to allow, though
Hindsight 20/20, but this is my foreshadow
As you walk in nervous, time to free that bird
I hear you fine, you ain't got to say a word

[Hook - Quay]
And that's love
Feels like bullet blast right through my chest
And that's love
Could've sworn I gave it my best
And that's love
Time to pick up my heart along with the rest
And that's love
That's... and that's love

[Verse 3 - Quay]
A few months livin' in the aftermath
But it feels like there ain't nothin' after that
Keep replayin' my wrongs--- the pivotal moments
All the hangin' love I missed and never showed it
I'm just a few steps from Mario Winans
Wife beater in the tub, sheddin' tears, tryin'
To get it together, I can't, go there
Things could turn for us; I got to be prepared
Feels like any moment we can say we both made a mistake
But wait...what what if we made a mistake?
I'm prayin to The Lawd, askin for a solid
Make her forgive me... shit, make me more conscious
Wait...this is the craziest thoughts
I'm arguin' with myself, killin' any fight that I got
But deep down I know I gotta knock it off
Just wish I knew the steps to start that walk

[Outro - Quay]
And that's love
The game didn't know the rules and lost
That's love
Still recovering, I can't feel my heart
And that's love
Never again, don't want that pain at all
And that's love
Tat on my heart is a scar that won't come off
And that's love...
Track Name: Paradise Lost
[Verse 1 - Quay]
It's like I'm lost at sea, my heart absentee
When we agreed that there was no you and me
Mind gone, to another zone
Sad business, I left my heart alone
Filled with regret: why'd I do this in the first place?
If only I knew I'd end up in the worst fate
Feelin like nothin' even matters
When my paradise ended in disaster

[Hook - Quay]
And I don't know
And I don't know...
It's gone
And I don't...

[Verse 2 - Quay]
Lost in my own house, searchin' for the kitchen
Lookin' for the bourbon, depression itchin'
Can't sleep, memories keep me awake
Alcohol killing my sanity that's at stake
My God, can you help
Release me from the thoughts, save me from myself?
My kidneys screamin' but I'm carin' less about my health
As I let the days pass and put my future on the shelf
Pride got the best of me so I stay silent
When friends ask but habits still stay violent
20/20 hindsight: the past, I'm eyein it
Hopeless thoughts of us still 'cause I'm in it
Guess karma came to finally pay a visit
Came to my front porch and paid me with interest
Wounded but I'm forced move on my own
It's not safe, but I'm best left alone

[Outro - Quay]
And I don't know
And I don't know...
It's gone
And I don't...
Yeah, it's gone.
And it's lost...
And I don't know
And I don't know...
It's lost.
Track Name: Supra Dreams
[Verse 1 - Quay]
Way back when I had a 93 Nissan
My only thought was how could I be on
Round the same time I was eatin TV dinners
Mama told me get out and be a winner
And I agree I can't see me livin a lie
Mama stressin' with tears inner eyes
Wonderin' how the bills gon' be paid off
Lights fuckin' wit her and she just got laid off
With that in mind I worked overtime
For minimum wage and mom's peace of mind
Even during the times of hardly makin' ends meet
Still had dreams of pushin' a clean Supra down 71st Street
My... Supra Dreams!

[Hook - Quay]
Yeah! Now who gon' kill my drive?
Can't kill this vibe!
Who gon' kill my drive?
Not while I'm alive
Nah, you won't kill this drive!
Look into my eyes, won't kill this drive
Not while I'm alive!
Pedal to the floor
It's my... Supra Dreams!

[Verse 2 - Quay]
Round the time I was pushin' a 00 Mustang
Duckin' Sallie Mae payments each birthday
Cleanin' dirty ass bathrooms for a paycheck
I was wonderin' why my life wasn't made yet
Been strugglin', grindin but no payoff in sight
Got me hustlin', no days off just to stay right
My light feel dimmer like blessings been skippin'
Dreams slippin' breakin' down like the car I'm whippin
But, my pen kept movin'
Heart kept beatin, my schemes still loomin'
Sleep deprived but when I closed my eyes
Double entendre life dreamin' 'bout my drive
My... Supra Dreams!

[Hook - Quay]
Yeah! Now who gon' kill my drive?
Can't kill this vibe!
Who gon' kill my drive?
Not while I'm alive
Nah, you won't kill this drive!
Look into my eyes, won't kill this drive
Not while I'm alive!
Pedal to the floor
It's my... Supra Dreams!

[Verse 3 - Quay]
Thinkin' "this is it" in my leased SUV
No watch, but God made time for me
Through the years my skills sharpened-- never slow, boy
And bullets may kill me, but not the soul, boy
Whoa, boy! These supra dreams ain't leavin', see
Imma be grindin for Moms, state, and me
'Cause we know I can't sleep on any of my mission
Until my closed eyes visions come into fruition
Until Melanie Fiona give me a date in Miami
Or me and Janelle Monaé in tuxes at the Grammys
As long as my family sittin good as the number 7
And I got my 96 Supra, sittin' on Heaven
My... Supra Dreams!!!
Track Name: 22 2's/44 4's
[Verse 1 - Quay]
For anyone that thinks I wasn't meant for
Or to anyone that hasn't heard me before
Pissed at my 22'2s and 44'4's
Must've forgot that Jay Z's just an estranged mentor
It's a foreshadow for more of a raw battle
Slaughter time, and guess who's selected to round up the cattle
'Cause since I was 14 it was foreseen
That I would forge morphene for fiends
That codeine was designed to keep 'em on lean
That's my fuel for my esteem to succeed
For too many years I wrote rhymes and just hoard 'em
I'm ready for showtime: welcome to the forum
Too good for the pantheon, more of Warhol for y'all
Piece together words, makin' murals for walls
Now, who dare come challenge mines
None, step up with every four lines

[Verse 2 - Quay]
In my 4 cornered room plottin' to the et cetera
A vendetta to heist the game for all the lettuce
For the getaway and I'll hideaway forever
In Cuba with 2pac, 4 glocks and Assata Shakur, ain't forget ya
Forgive my fortitude meant for it to be heard
Realize that I could put forth only four words
And be able to force the culture forward
To whom it may concern, my introduction's foreword
Welcome to Oklahoma's mind! Glad it could reach ya
'Cause they don't look for us when lookin for a feature
Probably forgot that anywhere can be able to breed a
Monster that looks to demolish any sorta creature
Oh now you for it, pointin' askin' "who he?"
The rap's reincarnation of the 2-3
Led my mind to crazy shit so you can relate
And watch it fornicate with forbidden fruit for 4 minutes straight
Quay!
Track Name: KD
[Verse 1 - Quay]
Who want it with Iceberg? Your chances passed slim
I be shootin' lights out: let them eyes dim
Best stroke clutch brother: it's in my genes
Oklahoma on the back, I kill it for the team
You know they mad when they can't defend you
Look 'em dead in the face...pray ta God this offend you
Skinny brotha posted up watch me hustle
New ultimate champions, word up Bill Russell
Welcome to the real game, no scrimmages
Moves so graphic, it needs censorship
Pharaoh of my state, build me a sphinx
Full house life got me some kings queens
Up north ballin' in the Minnesota scene
Battlin' Minnesota wolves for Minnesota green
Stroke so sweet turnin' em into Minnesota fiends
Why Minnesota gotta find me a couple Lynx

[Hook - Quay]
I said I'm feelin' like I'm KD
Watch my shot, y'all, it come from free's
Swear to God, I'm KD,
Second coming, of the 2-3
I said I'm feelin' like I'm KD
Watch my shot, y'all, it come from free's
I said, I'm feelin' like I'm,
I'm feelin' like I'm...

[Verse 2 - Quay]
Conceived in 88 in LA; look like show time
Arena be my stadium when I do them shows rhymes
Indefensible with them hooks you can't hurt me
Got the no looks but get no pass: you ain't worthy
Homies leave for dollars get with the departin'
Shallow ambition will do nothin' but make your soul harden
Speakin of James, tell that new boy he ain't workin'
This ain't the Bible; this ain't the King James Version
So tell any Lebron, it's on
I'm the one been called 2 for 2 long
Don't get me wrong, people see strong--- but wait
Watch a lanky brotha words hold weight
Any CP3s, I ain't heard of em
Imma needa see 3 POs, how I murdered 'em
Take you to the finals. Depend on me tho'
Still be the hero after triple zeroes