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We Ain't Playin' (feat. Dillon) (Single)

by Amerigo Gazaway & Cavendish Archive

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1.
[Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ [Amerigo Gazaway: Verse 1] Nah, I ain’t playin’ with y’all I put my heart into everything I say in these bars This sh*t hard bruh, damn we be puttin’ in work Mad a lot of sacrifices but it could have been worse Preach, yo I think we ‘bout to take ‘em to church I get a rush everytime I’m creating a verse It’s transformative, got mixtapes but I can’t tour with it So that’s when I picked up a mic and started recording it ‘Cuz life is more than just workin’ a job 9 to 5, wake up everyday cursin’ your boss Still exhausted from the grind, ain’t no time to recharge But we won’t stop until the prize is finally ours Yo, we’ve come too far to turn back now Nieghbors bangin’ on the door like ‘”Will you turn that down?!’ Cuz real emcees now are nowhere to be found I thought I told y’all before, we ain’t playin’ around [Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trp, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ [Dillon: Verse 2] No jokes no games it’s dead serious All red leather like Eddie Murphy, ‘Delirious’ I’m that luxurious, the jury is out My business is all I got time to worry about I doubt anybody owes me a debt, ‘cause I collect I ain’t doing the show until they show me a check And when I step off the stage, straight back to the lab We can do the after party while I’m packing my bag I spent enough time acting a fool I had to level up so I could flex my spectacular tools I used to wish I was official then I earned my stripes I was lurking, waiting for my turn to strike I’ve got a style you’re gonna learn to like, I’m not leaving I’ll be doing drop after drop ‘til I stop breathing I’m on the grind ‘til I lay in the ground I thought I told y’all before we ain’t playin’ around [Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’
2.
[Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ [Amerigo Gazaway: Verse 1] Nah, I ain’t playin’ with y’all I put my heart into everything I say in these bars This sh*t hard bruh, damn we be puttin’ in work Mad a lot of sacrifices but it could have been worse Preach, yo I think we ‘bout to take ‘em to church I get a rush everytime I’m creating a verse It’s transformative, got mixtapes but I can’t tour with it So that’s when I picked up a mic and started recording it ‘Cuz life is more than just workin’ a job 9 to 5, wake up everyday cursin’ your boss Still exhausted from the grind, ain’t no time to recharge But we won’t stop until the prize is finally ours Yo, we’ve come too far to turn back now Nieghbors bangin’ on the door like ‘”Will you turn that down?!’ Cuz real emcees now are nowhere to be found I thought I told y’all before, we ain’t playin’ around [Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trp, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ [Dillon: Verse 2] No jokes no games it’s dead serious All red leather like Eddie Murphy, ‘Delirious’ I’m that luxurious, the jury is out My business is all I got time to worry about I doubt anybody owes me a debt, ‘cause I collect I ain’t doing the show until they show me a check And when I step off the stage, straight back to the lab We can do the after party while I’m packing my bag I spent enough time acting a fool I had to level up so I could flex my spectacular tools I used to wish I was official then I earned my stripes I was lurking, waiting for my turn to strike I’ve got a style you’re gonna learn to like, I’m not leaving I’ll be doing drop after drop ‘til I stop breathing I’m on the grind ‘til I lay in the ground I thought I told y’all before we ain’t playin’ around [Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’
3.
[Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ [Amerigo Gazaway: Verse 1] Nah, I ain’t playin’ with y’all I put my heart into everything I say in these bars This sh*t hard bruh, damn we be puttin’ in work Mad a lot of sacrifices but it could have been worse Preach, yo I think we ‘bout to take ‘em to church I get a rush everytime I’m creating a verse It’s transformative, got mixtapes but I can’t tour with it So that’s when I picked up a mic and started recording it ‘Cuz life is more than just workin’ a job 9 to 5, wake up everyday cursin’ your boss Still exhausted from the grind, ain’t no time to recharge But we won’t stop until the prize is finally ours Yo, we’ve come too far to turn back now Nieghbors bangin’ on the door like ‘”Will you turn that down?!’ Cuz real emcees now are nowhere to be found I thought I told y’all before, we ain’t playin’ around [Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trp, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ [Dillon: Verse 2] No jokes no games it’s dead serious All red leather like Eddie Murphy, ‘Delirious’ I’m that luxurious, the jury is out My business is all I got time to worry about I doubt anybody owes me a debt, ‘cause I collect I ain’t doing the show until they show me a check And when I step off the stage, straight back to the lab We can do the after party while I’m packing my bag I spent enough time acting a fool I had to level up so I could flex my spectacular tools I used to wish I was official then I earned my stripes I was lurking, waiting for my turn to strike I’ve got a style you’re gonna learn to like, I’m not leaving I’ll be doing drop after drop ‘til I stop breathing I’m on the grind ‘til I lay in the ground I thought I told y’all before we ain’t playin’ around [Amerigo Gazaway: Hook] Everybody get live if you up in the place Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Better watch what you say when you speakin’ my name So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin Anybody out there who still think it’s a game Don’t get it twisted, listen y’all we ain’t playin’ Bout to set the record straight on a couple of things So don’t trip, listen y’all we ain’t playin’

about

Cavendish Archive and Soul Mates Records proudly present ‘Cavendish Reimagined: Amerigo Gazaway Edition’ - a sun-soaked, soulful collection of golden age hip-hop sampled entirely from '60s and '70s records from the Boosey & Hawkes and Cavendish Music archive. Produced and performed by Amerigo Gazaway of Soul Mates Records, with additional rap performances from a range of lyricists including Napoleon Da Legend, Dillon and Awon.

Listen to the lead single 'We Ain't Playin' (feat. Dillon), pre-order the digital/CD and stay tuned for the full album dropping 6/7/24:
amerigo.bandcamp.com/album/cavendish-archive-reimagined-amerigo-gazaway-edition

“As a record collector and hip-hop producer, I’ve always had a special affinity for library and production music from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s (especially the Boosey & Hawkes collection, which many of us DJs and sample hunters have become familiar with on our digging expeditions). While most library records are originally made with the intention of being used in film soundtracks, commercials and TV, they have also become an endless source of inspiration and sample material for some of hip-hop’s greatest producers and crate diggers.

Library music holds a special place in my heart, because I believe it often possesses a certain level of artistic freedom, musicianship, and an experimental quality rarely found in other more traditional forms of music. These were players and artists who were not attempting to make pop radio ‘hits’ - instead they were trying to enhance the overall emotional and narrative elements of the stories being told on-screen.

So when Cavendish Music reached out to me to see if I wanted to delve into their infinitely vast catalog, it was like a producer’s ‘dream come true’ and an offer I couldn’t refuse. To make things a little more interesting, I challenged myself to write original rap lyrics for each track and enlisted a handful of my favorite emcees and collaborators to join me for the ride. I hope you enjoy the results!”

- Amerigo Gazaway

All tracks (including instrumental versions) available for sync/licensing via Cavendish Music: search.cavendishmusic.com/track/CAVA0048

credits

released March 29, 2024

Lyrics written and performed by Amerigo Gazaway & Dillon
Produced by Amerigo Gazaway
Scratches by Dillon
Samples MEET ME ON THE BRIDGE composed by Brian Michael Fahey, from CAVA0037
Mixed by Amerigo Gazaway & ThisisART
Cavendish Archive & Soul Mates Records 2024

Track Information:
Composers: Amerigo Gazaway, Dillon Maurer, Brian Michael Fahey
Tempo: Medium, 93 bpm
Featured instruments: Percussion, Vocal/Voices, Brass, Drums, Piano
Sound: Electronic & natural sound
Version: Main Versions
Duration: 3:28 min

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Amerigo Gazaway’s cleverly executed hip-hop remix projects gives audiences a familiar, yet fresh and distinct way to experience their favorite songs.

Honing his DJ skills through tours of Europe, Brazil, and throughout the U.S., Amerigo Gazaway’s dancefloor driving DJ sets seamlessly blend classic breakbeats, remixes, and mashups of Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, and more.
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