FOCUS (Radio)

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released July 30, 2013

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AKIR New York, New York

Akir’s trademark raspy flow, his intricate, nonstop rhyme patterns, and his ear for soulful, dramatic beats, many of them self-produced. “Focus,” isn’t just some cool catchphrase—it’s a rallying cry for him, his music, and his listeners. “Focus was made to reintroduce myself to the world. A new sound, a new clarity, a new focus,” ... more

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Track Name: 01 AKIR - Soul Ft. Che Grand (Radio)
SOUL
Chourus:
You must be buggin
If you think
Im lettin go
You come a dime a dozen
but I'm worth more than gold
I'm not the type of dude
that just be doin
what he told
You can keep the change
I just want what I'm owed
(I can't sell my soul)
I'm just tryna get my doe right
right
I'm gonna make it I will provide
I traveled far down this long ass road
now I'm takin control
hell nah
I can't sell my soul

Verse:
Watchin these crimes perpetrated
huh
Sellin me dope til I'm inundated
ahh
Advertising these large figures
along with bomb bitches
all strippin
but,
then its all business
We tryna make it from boardroom
back to the pavement fly
We underated but, never mistake the great suprise
I told you so
what a bunch of so and so's
couldn't walk a block
in my Moccasins as I walk through cold
Fuckin hoe,
gimmie my fuckin doe
Flippin the balance holmes
welcome to the battle zone
I grinded everywhere tried it til the tires teared
it got ugly but, amongst me
I'm the finest here
Until the financiers
cant find my fuckin ears
I been a Don
since the dawn
now the sky is clear
So, if its on
then its on
and I come prepared
This shit is more than a song this is what I am

Chourus:
You must be buggin
If you think
Im lettin go
You come a dime a dozen
but I'm worth more than gold
I'm not the type of dude
that just be doin
what he told
You can keep the change
I just want what I'm owed
(I can't sell my soul)
I'm just tryna get my doe right
right
I'm gonna make it I will provide
I traveled far down this long ass road
now I'm takin control
hell nah
I can't sell my soul

Verse:
Im like a rocket
can't stop it
you better study your sciences
I'm a scientist
in the lab with alliances
breakin down the truth for the youth
raisin defiant kids
strike up the band
get amped and electrocute the air
make a plan
start a brand
get some fans
build demand
then expand different lands
from here to Turkistan
and these record scans
are just a fuckin scam
so download it explode it
til they know i'm the man
Im gettin tired of this
dotted line image
they provide to divide me
from refined listeners
the guy who listens
convincin a dime to hit it
she shares it with fine sisters
they support
fine business
then I ressurect the maestro
of this modern day
conductin this energy
no technical difficulty
no matter what they do
no matter what they say
I want mine otherwise
I give it away

Chourus:
You must be buggin
If you think
Im lettin go
You come a dime a dozen
but I'm worth more than gold
I'm not the type of dude
that just be doin
what he told
You can keep the change
I just want what I'm owed
(I can't sell my soul)
I'm just tryna get my doe right
right
I'm gonna make it I will provide
I traveled far down this long ass road
now I'm takin control
hell nah
I can't sell my soul

Outro:
I dedicate this song to independence
I got all the options to choose
and not a motherf**kin thing to loose
Track Name: 02 AKIR - No Restrictions (Radio)
NO RESTRICTIONS
VERSE 1:

What up baby
got the feeling you my dream lady
drive me crazy
make me wanna dance like the 80's
you just may be
more than miss lately
I hold you safetly
You been wit some weak dudes
Them dudes aint me
been wit some fine women
it seems the vibe was missin
you say that them young cats
is thirsty
tryna hit it
while the older ones you deal wit
think they own you cause they trickin
and you just wanna chill wit no restrictions
yeah I get it
see
I listen while
the wine sippin
makes your eyes glisten
and your refined diction
eloquence
defines vision
I'm impressed my empress
I find wisdom
In a package romantic
frantic for thigh lickin
gimmie that alive feelin
with your grind friction
make a n**** wanna sleep like a time difference
when we reach for the stars
seems like the skies risen
I found Heaven in Earth
it got my mind trippin

HOOK:

It don't happen everyday
All choked up
Cause I wanted to say, I
offer you no restrictions
I wanna have no restrictions
You turned and you walked away
Came right back
cause you wanted to play
hey
You wanna have no restrictions
I offer you no restrictions

VERSE 2:

Its thrillin to feel
exiliration Mama
startin to build this foundation comma
my secrets revealed you have faith in honor
I take stake in the deal
If I can be your partner
Wit a shorty thats real
but stays away from drama
wit the looks that could kill
cause I believe in Karma
Turn around
lemme murder that maximus
go head back it up
you love when I smack it rough
Back to the convo
heres a toast
to being far from lonely
hopefully close
to the love that we want
and purposely chose
to trust and protect with the rest of our soul
so for now we can just enjoy company
kick back and laugh
fit together comfortably
the flower to my honey bee
theres no need for the subtleties
its time or you to come with me

HOOK:

It don't happen everyday
All choked up
Cause I wanted to say, I
offer you no restrictions
I wanna have no restrictions
You turned and you walked away
Came right back
cause you wanted to play
hey
You wanna have no restrictions
I offer you no restrictions

VERSE 3:

I'm glad I met ya
My duty is not to catch ya
I truly
just wanna get to the beauty inside ya center
aggresor obsessors
that rudely would try to step to ya
loosley like you were lessor
than human
are now no question
I step to contessa
and do my best to interest ya
this is more than finesse hun
this is action and big fun
you sharp dresser
remind me of the old Vanessa Williams
while other women be looking like they ate a raw
lemon
life is hard like starched denim and god given
you break it down to be thankful cause we are livin
you got goals for your future
theres no far limits
and all this is the shit that makes me want
children
My friends say that I'm illin for all these honest
feelings
and that
I should be careful dealing with smart vixens
but theres no pressure
I just wanted to fess up
So come and get this
No strings attatched
no restrictions

HOOK:

It don't happen everyday
All choked up
Cause I wanted to say, I
offer you no restrictions
I wanna have no restrictions
You turned and you walked away
Came right back
cause you wanted to play
hey
You wanna have no restrictions
I offer you no restrictions

No restrictions...
Track Name: 03 AKIR - Possessed (Radio)
POSSESSED
My Emmanuel impaled dealing with hell
Heaven’s a promise
Islamic brothers deal and rebel
What is the truth
Execute
System or jail
I am the prism in your system
Flow and be well
I never drown I resound the sound I exhale
I prevail through the challenge
Balance the scales
Snakes, fresh fish,desperate looking for sales
I am the next shit
player
invoice in the mail
No need for your proceed I am a male
You just a pretty bitch
Ugly when you doin well
Tell by my intel ask for excel
Spreadsheets on the concrete where I once exceled
Drug dealers, killers, gangsters that your favorites know
But they kept it funky never ever made the show
Kept it low and away from their favorite guy
Hoping that we gonna make it to a stable grind
My time my decision the light I’m given
Got shine more brighter then your hyper children
This defined space to resonate in myspace
slowem down to face a book dealing in a time race

Im possessed to the top can’t get enough
But I’m down for the people never giving up
Keep it smooth attitude when the getting’s rough
Always keep it real
n&$%a I'ma call your bluff
got’s to get got’s got’s to get it
I’m possessed (4x)

Emancipated from current reign though we endure the pain
Maintain the urgent aim focused to make gain Man
I sustain doin the damn thing
While politicians is bullshittin they campaigns naw mean
Chillin in the hood get a ticket
F#%$#as get percentage from N%$as thats slippin dig it
I get the feeling this is
To fight the true resistance
The people song is alarm for a true commitment
Getting busy in the city
Aint nobody fuckin with me
That’s how I feel revealin
all the spirits thats f$@%#$in with me
I catch the holy ghost and ride it to the cemetery
To meet with ancestors tryin to find vibe buried
Never impressed when the press says its good lookin
Been through it all from a boss to a new rookie
No need to floss got game to get you hooked in
God is the word I’m the truth there is no booking

Im possessed to the top can’t get enough
But I’m down for the people never giving up
Keep it smooth attitude when the getting’s rough
Always keep it real
n&$%a I'ma call your bluff
got’s to get got’s got’s to get it
I’m possessed (4x)
Track Name: 04 AKIR - Bounce (Radio)
BOUNCE
Bounce
Bounce
Bounce (4x)

I stepped out to the club it’s the same old scene
Got hipsters everywhere with they tight ass jeans
Chickens sittin at the bar singin buy me a drink
Mad Im staring at your bra what the fuck did you think
DJ pon de replay paid to spin
Skip the line got inside still paid to get in
yeah
Sittin at my table man
Cocktail waitress still wanna table dance
Fam
If you dont get the drinks we order right now
My n#%$s bout to wild out and start to tear shit down
Wow
Then I seen the badest woman all night
Walked up to her she was dancing under them lights
Dressed so tight
Smile so bright
Moving so nice style so right
She was like I'm bout to smoke this ounce
Lets go somewhere and chill out
After that let’s bounce

Bounce
Bounce
Bounce (4x)

Come on let’s rock
My man down the block got an after hours spot
And I think it’s gonna be ill
A place we can relax
A spot we can chill
Of course you can bring your friends
Just as long as there’s no men and they all got ends
I'm playing
I’m saying though
Whichever way it go
Let’s go in there and
Get it in
After that let’s go

Bounce
Bounce
Bounce (4x)

Yo
Come on let’s bounce to the crib she said
Dig it’s to far from the house
Before I could get a word out
She was playing pretend
Me and her friend on the couch
Ouch ouch ouch
She’s aggressive
Started getting shy cuz im attentive
Ow ow ow
The possession
Headed to the crib
Getting naked
Wow wow wow
Comin out the lingerie draws
Shoulda seen what I saw dog
What I feel is dope
But I aint in to coke
E or anything
I just want fuck and stroke
Put your throat back
Hold that
How you wanna taste it
Throw it back
Whatever way you wanna give it better take it
And when I smack it
I just wanna make it

Bounce
Bounce
Bounce (4x)

Bounce
Bounce
Bounce (4x)
Track Name: 05 AKIR -Get Away (Radio)
GETAWAY
Yo
Put on my work clothes
Late leaving out
Rush hour for an hour started feakin out
Manager callin me tryin to stress his authority
Work tasks the staff does the majority
Horribly they’re extortin me
Want the American pie
But they can’t afford a piece hungry I hit the store to eat
Thirty minute break
And two fifteen’s
A protein shake
burger with extra cheese
How much can I take
I have big dreams I can no longer fake
Living beyond my means
That means I need change
To make my dollars stack
the years increase my age I can’t get it back
Matter of fact I’m bout to start tearing down displays
Flip off the boss and then mush him right in the face
Tell him that I quit
demand he send my pay
Shoutout the homies tell them that I gotta getaway

All this stress just won’t go away
My boss keep trippin I been working all day
The weekends here I just got paid
A full tank of gas and I wanna getaway
Getaway Get Get Getaway (3x)

Collectors on my phone
Wanna be left alone
Another Friday watchin Friday think I'll stay at home
Right when I’m in my zone
I get a text b
From this girl that I met so sexy
She said what up AK think bout you a lot
It’s Friday night me and my home girls hittin the spot
I’m like let’s do it then
But then Im blue again
I got a letter from unemployment its soon to end
I gotta pay these bills
I gotta pay my rent
I really wanna chill but if my money’s spent
I can’t eat can’t sleep can’t function right
How to resolve all these problems got me up at night
Today’s a new day
And my future’s bright
Thinkin of new ways to get my money tight
That’s when my man called
and said my bad dog
Forgot to pay you back when can I hand this cash off

All this stress just won’t go away
My boss keep trippin I been working all day
The weekends here I just got paid
A full tank of gas and I wanna getaway
Getaway Get Get Getaway (3x)
Track Name: 06 AKIR - NEW YORK (Radio)
NEW YORK
New York from the way that I walk
On the asphalt
To the place of my birth
On the passport
No place on this earth
Rather be at more
That doesn’t have palm trees and breeze vast shore
That’s all that could distract me from the bright lights
my
Type of city so hyped they named it twice
I
Like the feeling of chillen in white nikes
On the block while I watch
women on these hot bikes

I Love New York

Icee man shaving the block
All the hustlers on the corner
Stash it in socks
Young love girl telling the boy to stop
Gotta resist their first kiss
Give him a shot
Running around all the boroughs to hustle a knot
So I can meet up with my friends in the village to shop
BBMing all my women friend askin whats hot
smoking out in Union Square waiting for something to pop

I love New York
forever and ever
I aint never going nowhere
No other place can compare
I smell success in the air
The lights the flash and the glare
It’s such a trip
pay your fare
Your problems nobody cares
There’s no way you can prepare
Before you know you are here
New York

The empire state when we move at a fast pace
Keep it moving, attitude when we pass jake
Don’t fake call you out right in your face
Rat race stay on your toes to feel safe
Belly aches make case for a mans haste
our nature tastemakers what the world makes
As creators we inspire innovators
And for the style wild
in so many different flavors

I love New York

You gotta deal with the haters
But outta town make it known that we neighbors
Jam packed elevators
no acres
Ex conns coming home from the cages
New rivals auditioning for agents
Stay patient
make it big on some play shit
Broadway dogs barking in the hallway
New york New York forever and always

I love New York
forever and ever
I aint never going nowhere
No other place can compare
I smell success in the air
The lights the flash and the glare
It’s such a trip
pay your fare
Your problems nobody cares
There’s no way you can prepare
Before you know you are here
New York


Infatuated by the big dream
Get excited you’re invited to the big scheme
Glamour and glitz
the shit
when you’re in the scene
When you aint then you wait read in between
Dotted lines will define all the current lanes
So I suggest
at this time
Use your brain
Easy to quit shit it’ll make you go insane
I am addicted masochist for reoccurring pain

I love New York

Still the same when I land
In this land
From returning plane
Yo im the man
In demand
And I am what I am it’s in my veins
Get excited from the vibrance
The burning flame
Reignited by the lights and
Urgent aim
Im inspired by the livest current game
Whether you find me on a bus cab or a train
Im still focused till the whole way know the name

I love New York
forever and ever
I aint never going nowhere
No other place can compare
I smell success in the air
The lights the flash and the glare
It’s such a trip
pay your fare
Your problems nobody cares
There’s no way you can prepare
Before you know you are here
New York
forever and ever
I aint never going nowhere
No other place can compare
I smell success in the air
The lights the flash and the glare
It’s such a trip
pay your fare
Your problems nobody cares
There’s no way you can prepare
Before you know you are here
New York