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This is for the fans. Most of these verses were one take freestyles over youtube beats. Enjoy! Continue to follow the journey! @EllevanMusic

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released April 17, 2017

All songs written, recorded, mixed & additional production by Ellevan.
Final Mix and Masters by Future Magic soundcloud.com/futuremagic

No Hook
Produced • @Ellevan & YrsTrly
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Keep Going
Produced • The Beat Channel
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Poverty
Produced • MXS Beats
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Said So
Produced • JP Soundz
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Long Way To Go
Produced • Nayz
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Ellevan Toronto, Ontario

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Ellevan is a internationally acclaimed freestyle artist, recording artist & producer with vision to free you from your physical realm constructs.

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Track Name: No Hook
We went through the sixties and tried to expand,
70's, acid tab in your hand,
80's came, cocaine on the dash,
90's grunge rock and gangster rap considered a fad.
2000's it was head bands, tossing them funds
later that decade, I guess everyone sunk
now we in this hat down hipster phase,
fuck I can't wait till that shit goes away
I'm kinda like a casting director in a way
cause I'm trynna figure out what role I can play,
culture plays a part but it doesn't lead the way,
I'm just trynna find my time up in this space,
and if it is to be,
a catalyst story of an average prince
who got beat up and has been savage since,
that would match this gents,
story that I do draw from,
I guess music is my canvas to draw on,

If we look at where we are now,
We ain't even far out,
times have been hard up till now,
but we be going all out, we be going all out,

Nope! No hook okay?
lets get back to the brass tax and books okay,
make a verse sound like a hook okay,
and you sing if softly, so they feel okay,
well okay,

I almost landed on a hook again,
booked a world tour and I took my friends
Glad I became an entrepreneur, man,
Cause when I started out I had fewer fans,
I did some things that I don't wanna do again,
I made some points that I don't wanna prove again,
I see my next few moves and I'ma do 'em man
Shout out and welcome, to my newer fans.

*spoken sample


If we look at where we are now,
We ain't even far out,
times have been hard up till now,
but we be going all out, we be going all out,

Nope! No hook okay?
let's get back to the brass tax and books okay,
make a verse sound like a hook okay,
and you sing if softly, so they feel okay,
well okay.
Track Name: Keep Going
[hums]

[Steve Jobs wisdom]

I'ma keep going'
I'ma keep going'
going for sure,
I'ma keep going'
Tell ya for sure,
Ima keep going, going,
don't tell me to quit..
I'm keep going muthafucka,

I've been down from the rip!
Ya from the pit,
What you fin to tell me boy?
I ain't fin to quit,
You ain't fin to spit,
I aint fin to hear it, every city that I hit, ya they know I'm the kid! hey!
Everywhere I go, they tell me keep going'
I'ma keep going you know it for sure,
Everywhere I go, they tell me keep going'
Ya they call me the 'sure thing' for short, uh!

Been 5 years, 6 months, 1 week since I started this shit, (echo)
and every single year I've been in it, I just watch muthafuckas quit!
Like whats up with this!? Why you get in it in the first place?
I don't even want them candles on my birthday,
I just want a flame that burns everyday,
I just wake up and I think about what I'm fin to make! yeah!
I got a tour got a muthafuckin' scooter and I drove that bitch across 3 states, wait?
I'ma have to get this shit changed up, stolen car change the plates, just wait!
every single way that I can get it, baby, I'ma get it, ya I'ma keep goin' I'm golden,
I am Stallone'ing up in this bitch,
boxing out the competition,
and you, are Seth Rogan!

I'ma keep going, I'ma keep going, ya right to the top,
I'ma keep going, I'ma keep going, so thank you a lot
Keep your opinions, keep how you think,
I do not need you, I will not blink,
Goals in my eye lines, ya, and I'm fine,
yeah, I'ma keep going, whatchyou think?

What you gonna do give up? [give up?]
I look at you with disgust, [pff]
this isn't what we discussed!
this must be too much for you!
for me, I'm just getting started with this shit,
for you! its too much isn't it?
for me? I'm just getting started with this shit!

Muthafuckas better move over!
You be LUCKY if all you ever get is a cold shoulder,
All you talk is cream soda,
and I grew up with those muafuckas who were mean soldiers,
I just, had to choose, to be not that! [not that!]
not sell that crack rock and rock back,
not hang on those walls, with those tattoo's
no baseball game but we had bats.

I've been building my career for 5 years, off muafuckin' favours,
I don't know why these people talk to me anymore, if I was them,
I would muafuckin hate us! like straight up!

I guess it's easy to believe!
when you 'round me,
ya you can really see,
I ain't fin to leave,
any meeting with out getting dollars,
My home ship is still under siege,
Man, I aint even came up! I aint got a meal ticket yet,
Muafucka, I'm still under 50 k,
but just cause the going gets hard,
doesn't mean this artist is fin to go away..


I'ma keep going, I'ma keep going, ya right to the top,
I'ma keep going, I'ma keep going, So thank you a lot
Keep your opinions, keep how you think,
I do not need you, I will not blink,
Goals in my eye lines, ya, and I'm fine,
ya, I'ma keep going, whatchyou think?


Whats harder for you is to actually do,

Whats harder for me to do bitch is to listen to you! You keep Goin!

*cut*

I'ma keep going there is no other options in what I can do,

I'ma keep going I do not need a him, her, them or a you,

I'ma keep going, you*, you know what I've been through,

I'ma keep going for sure cause you know I got something to prove!


[hums]

I'ma keep going,

you gonna watch me,

I'ma take a 2 to the 3 for the rest of the jump, man, 23, who's ahead of me? no one, I'm a keep going.


[Steve Jobs wisdom]
Track Name: Poverty (Know What Its Like)
Written, recorded, mixed & additional production by Ellevan
Final Mixing and Mastering by @FutureMagic
Produced • MXS Beats
www.mxsbeats.com

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Lyrics:

[Tupac Wisdom]

Hello? I just got home and I'm scared,
I just ran like 5 blocks, from 4 guys in my Nike Airs,
Like yo! I open up the fridge there's no food in there,
Mom is passed out on the couch,
booze in the air, who truly cares?
Dad's bounced, he's out, he's re-married,
no it's too scary, to deal with her,
so I guess my life is a talk-show, it's like Springer, Jerry.
ugh! just another kid from Richmond up in poverty,
I wonder if mom's government check came yet, check and see,
Fuck! ugh!
What we fittin' to do for dinner now?
Go over to a friends house,
but don't say nothin' about this now, I-
-would just keep that shit to myself,
poverty isn't gonna fix itself,
feelin' alone with no help.

I just wanna say,
You don't know what it's like

You don't know what it's like
To give all you got and have nothing left,

it's like;
You don't know what its like
To go to school hungry and shit,
it's like;
You don't know what its like

and if you do,
then I fux with you!
you okay, you gonna make it,
this life right here, it builds the greatest,

But they don't know what its like, NAH
they don't know what its like, NAH
they don't know what its like, NAH
So know, you got a special chance to show 'em how to live life!
[tell em]


This shit right here, is so real, it makes me wanna cry,
but I can't!
Cause I grew up with an unbalanced pride,
our whole life we try to find the reason why,
crazy part is, most of my friends were way worse off than I!
Imagine seeing a bunch of muthafuckas on the block, that are struggling just like you,
most of us men, so we too embarrassed to talk about what we going' through
huh!
You broke dog? well its too bad you ain't handled that!
naw, I just stacked a bunch of cash, but where is the money management at?
I blow shit, cause I'm ignant,
and I blew this, chance I had,
to not turn out,
just like,
mama dukes and poppa dad, FUCK!
I guess this shit is hereditary,
Poverty it is very scary,
Poverty you should be wary, cause we robbin' now,

They don't know what it's like, x 3

To give everything that you got and have nothing left,

They don't know what it's like,

[sing]
They don't know what it's like x 2
have you ever not had?

[chant]
y'all don't know what it's like x 6

[spoken]
So don't judge me for the way I act, cause you don't know what its like, right?


[Tupac wisdom]
Track Name: Said So
[Will Smith wisdom]

Living life like I said so, follow them? Hell no!
Keep goin' 'till you well known,
Stay focused in your zone,
so that means adios to those people that say no,
cause in this lifetime you only get shi* when you pray for it.
lately I've been getting everything that I ask for,
going from a local show to needing me a passport,
this my mind, this how I think, this is 'bout my realness,
anybody who does this shit, I know you're gonna feel this,
Like fam, I've been working double time up on my manifests,
anything that I ever wanted and ain't have it yet,
I was on my yeezy, getting mad, about to throw a fit,
until I noticed it, and it would go like this,
One day you fin to wake up, and you got a vision like a real vision,
you do anything in your existence, to go and get it, like;
Hi, I'm here, ya for the big gain,
I see a big picture, I need a big frame,
Like this way, get paid, just say, I can't, go away
I'm here to stay, to slay, or till I see the grave,
You cheap fucks can go away, this ain't Tuesday,
My circumstance comes up from what I choose to say.

[proof* chant]
Got it now cause I said so,
livin' life like I said so,
head roll with a sense'
lesson learned cause I said so,
Oh ya you said so?
Good to know that you said so,
get it now? put it in your mind and you'll live like you say so

When you die, die by your word, when you live, live by your word. x 2

Like you said so, ya I said so,
Ya you told the truth,
Like I said so,
Now they know its you,
Cause I said so,
Life that you could choose,
Ya I said so, I said so, I said so...

And I'm right back just like that, you might have a mood change!
I'ma go and do me, and I suggest you do the same,
Hustle is everyday, Tuesday, through Tuesday,
Can't ever re-do, but we review the moves we've made,
it's all in action, ya, and it's all interaction,
man, and its online traction,
math that you try to capture, ya!
and you feel that habit, I developed that shit,
and I relish in it, and Ellevan has it!
man!, I wanna be like Gary Vee, [True]
millions out there hearing me, [like you]
tossing mom a pair of keys, [it's blue]
professing all my deepest dreams, [the truth]

'cause it has to be envisioned, before it gets in your vision,
it seems to be a system that you universe uses to listen,
usually you scrutinize, but that's a different division,
your mood, your mind it moves the time, thats the depiction.

Said it's movie like how it happens,
You become your own captian,
Proved what I want from my actions,
now I got my satisfaction.

[proof]
Got it now cause I said so,
Livin' life like I said so,
Head roll with a sense'
lesson learned cause I said so,
Oh ya you said so?
Good to know that you said so,
get it now? put it in your mind and you'll live life like you said so

When you die, die by your word, when you live, live by your word. x 2

Like you said so, ya I said so,
Ya you told the truth,
Like I said so,
Now they know its you,
Cause I said so,
Life that you could choose,
Ya I said so, I said so, I said so.

[Will Smith wisdom]
Track Name: Long Way To Go
[spoken intro]

I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
said I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
said I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go

See I done played a lot of shows for free and hopefully you noticed me,
that was my investment, I just wanted the respect ya see,
I just went from locally loved to internationally known,
and I still got a lot of road to go, but yo,
I'm still 27, worried about rent,
and I gotta get my mom a place and my wife outta debt,
these are just a few of the things that I keep on my head,
we don't smoke cause we lazy, man, we smoke cause we stressed,
and that don't mean that I am not out here having my fun,
I just know I'm side by side, like my numbers, one and one,
And if you out running game, let that game go and run,
but if you run away from you, think what you running from,
would they, run towards it?
imported cause you afford it,
but are you a man if your fam, is not sorted?
I cut that shit off a bunch like I 4 sword it,
just make sure to take em out the house before you foreclose it.

I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
said I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go...
I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
said I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go...


and when I hop up on twitter my fans make me feel like a million,
even though in every social situation I'm the villain,
I'ma keep it civil, just so I don't end up killing,
I'm a servant to civilians, I'ma go ahead and tell em now!

I'll figure it out, how to keep this ball and the gown,
all this life I live out loud, is a risk you may not know,
or may not want,
You see what I got,
I got the ball rollin' man and I will not stop,
but if you don't come,
from the place in the hunt,
where I come from the grunge,
ya I come from the dumps,
so I don't fuck,
any female fans,
naw I meet em at lunch,
make sure they follow my stuff,
so they know what's up,
I be the first to front, and the last to leave,
This last song is what it has to be, now its peace!


I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
said I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go
said I thought that I was half way there, I got along way to go

Go, Go, Go, Go, Long way to go uh x2