Mind, Body & Phlow

by Phlow

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Mind, Body & Phlow is the impressive, jaw-dropping new EP from gifted Lagos, Nigeria-based artist Phlow, who made waves last fall with the project's supremely ill lead single,"Reputation."
While that neck-snapper of a track showcased that Phlow could straight spit, she reveals other sides of her artistry across the seven tracks on here. She shows off her ability to write a love-centric tune on the melodic "Reminder" with singer Gogo, lets her hair down for the bouncy, Maka-featured "Looking at Nobody," and deftly blends hip-hop and soul with Maka once again on "The Final One."

Phlow's still ripping apart beats, though, and that's evident on the aforementioned"Reputation" and brand-new cut "Bank It." Armed with a "99 Problems"-sampling hook and slapper of an instrumental, she lets loose for a minute of pure rhyming. And it's only right that she brings it all home with a remix of "Reputation," which flips the bangin' original into a laid-back reggae jam.

If you didn't know Phlow before, you damn sure will now. Mind, Body & Phlow is now available for stream through both SoundCloud, AudioMack and Bandcamp, courtesy Str8 Buttah Productions.

credits

released April 1, 2016

All songs written and performed by Phlowetry
Co writers: Gogo, Maka, Teck-Zilla
All Songs produced, recorded and mixed by Teck-Zilla
All songs mastered by PJ Katz

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Track Name: Reputation
I'm losing composure
by the season its not kosher
Steady reaching for on my toes
they on sofas
No prediction only God knows who will go far
So i'm religiously following
Playing my part
Heres what you gotta know about that phlow
I'm bout that life that get it now or lose it, strife
With sharp insight
and listening skills
what doesn't kill, they say
will make you stronger
so i'm fit for the bill

Now I just
Let the beat play
I bet I will slay
cause I don't really care what they say
Them wannabe players
should put this on a replay
I cannot behave
When all I got is
time to kill it
burst through ceilings Make way

Yo I am so set
A go getter I go yes
get better that flow get
I work at it and no less
No concealing no fakes
no pathetic theres no rest
get high on that heat
I'm feeling ready for some progress

Tell em(3ce)
Imma let the beat save me
They don't even get
that I can't let nothing contain me
All I got is reputation
can't be taken from me
best believe that i'm about to set it off insanely
Give them bars a workout
Some PHE
An honorary doctorate
I call it PHD
that doctored flow
I'm ill in it
I hope that you see me
Thats all I ask is give a chance
In getting to know me

I'm losing patience though
i'm losing patience
asking for some rhythm and poetry
wheres the basics
Know some people placing they faith in this
will we make it
Won't slow down i'm moving until we taste it

Until I get it right
until every single piece is sound tight
I mean until that progressive progression
that alliterations hits that mic right
Impossible cannot match our mite
Maybe she should give them what they want
is what they all say
but what if what they say the want is only child' s play
talking bout some chukka game
i'm so not about to play
Real essentially will trample fake is all i'm saying bae
Track Name: Reminder
Ok
Look look
I ain't real one to judge a cover by the book (book)
but everything I mistook
while we were together
was expected
might be too hooked to unhook
All we are is been there seen there done that
and all the time you've taken from me
can't be brought back
I pulling up some random flashes from my mind bank
Don't spot the change
When I check(cheque) it
you fill blank
You yank my feelings up an down then
Push em all around eh
Got me feeling is this really rubbing me the wrong way
Used to say its alright
Every time you'd come by
Fill up the doubt
and imagine we were just fine
Just fine When theres a piece that majorly
tearing apart by the seams-
Stress is to think you'd try to be new
with the lies that you make up to stains on your tees
Break up and we fight
Then we forget all the reasons and come back
I say i'm done with the please
you say on shot
and so i pull up the trigger
I ain't gun shy
I guess I'm
Starting to thing that you are
Pushing me away
you are heading to far
Pick me up then drop me off
Its only the start
I hate that I want to stay and depart depart eh

HOOK
Incase you don't know
This is a reminder
Yes you know good girl gone bad
Like rihannah nah
woah oh
You messing with my heart now
Oh boy yeah its time to go lights out
lights out uh yea

Everything that you do
Is intense to me boo
How do you do the things that you do
Or is it
Everything that I do is intense to you too
Do I move you the way that you do me
Like i'm dense to the feeling
for a sec of amazing
when it feels like i'm touching the moon
Space suits you suddenly
Distance over time is the speed
with the web that you weave
I said the
Show (show) me something that
I don't know
Show me something
prove what you tell me isn't for show
Like I don't even know where we going
but i will go
and if you hurt me I could lose something that I have never known
Well forget that
Cause its way past the season of the back track
pull out me phone jack
I've moved past that
Do you see what you made me do
Numb to the drama he hurt and the pain
was the moment of blame
was the I can't be there with ya
Boarded the train I was amazed with all that came
and uh
and I am done take out
all of the old bring out the new
yo I could write a song about the shitty parts
du du du
no come use reggae take spoil my blues
ah over the grieving
Timbaland yes the
Damage is done so I guess i'll be leaving leaving

HOOK

Till fade
Track Name: Looking At Nobody
I smell no
Jealousy in the air tonight
That Teck on the beat got me feeling right
Like liking the way that the spot got light
I might grab a mic
you could take a hike yo
I wasn't even trying right
(right) Its about time they had dust to bite
Competition pale know I dust em right
Baking bread i'm about that life
No time for the fakes
with shady handshakes or lazy ass hate though
Just here for the game
and loving the way it won't be the same yo
Like I ain't check for you
I'm too focused on topping
Its over due
(are you) feeling the lull
yet this is my cue
Tell em turn up the music
Lets get into (it)
I don't really care bout what they do

HOOK
I ain't looking nobody
Ain't looking at nobody
I ain't looking at nobody
looking at nobody
Cause i'm taking it all
I don't care
put my hands up in the air
taking it all
I don't care
put my hands up in the air like this

See they watching for me
And claim to know Jack
I'm reaching for it
I no go look back
I'm thirsty for it I cannot retract
I flow on the beat till I could not rhyme so
Music my drug no
Rehab did u miss me I don show
Laid back by my nature my M.O
All so easy with this
can I go on
Go on that
Plan to kill it over time when I go on blast
bla bla blast
I can't be copied cat
cuz I'm at where its at
Go get the welcome mat woah
Sick though when I spit crazy
Could you tell em i'ma let the beat save me
Raise up the bar
I don't care who they are
All I see now is stars
This is only the start

Hook

I don't send nobody
I don't care
Put my hands pup in the air
I'm taking it all
And I don't care
no no no oh oh oh
I'm taking all
I don't care
I don't see you
I don't see you at all
Track Name: Bank It
Bet they don't believe it
How could I go on this
Isn't it the silly of hey consciousness
blissfully slay for no reason
blissfully kill on the beat
while i'm wistfully dreaming
bout me, myself, and I
mind, body and soul
No evidence
with the way I leave the beat bloody and cold
Half amazing full estrogen
with the testament
throw verbs that cut grown boys into lesser men
I'm way too busy
Time is money, money talks
I guess i'm loud then
So get them nixxas out they play pens
I move mics I'm too hype
I'm straight and I won't bend
I see the start and there is no end
On a winning spree
so pull out your ones
Too quick for the bullets
when they pull out the guns
I might go nuts
Never rule out the stunts
And if the cops wanna stop me
Just pull out the funds
Track Name: The Final One
I was tryna find you
But losing everything in me
I no go lie dude
You said you love the way I are
And I believed you
Would think I love the way you do me
Its a cycle, a vicious cycle
You say you want this
then you don't
You so up and down and I'm delusional for you
I do not like the fact that you keep saying that I run
Away from you
Every time I make the effort you lay back an cruise uuh
Plus you lie to me
Like we freaking elementary kids
though i'm loving how you lay with me
Eyes closed revel in your company
You make my heart spin
You make my head swell
All the times you send me
Messages on end and
All the times you said you love me until the end
But you mess up again again
I push you off and you beg you

Hook

You begging on bended knees
Spinning up fantasies
You say it won't be the same
Reciting some poetry
Start all over agin
Forgetting all of the pain
I'm plastered up on the mend
Heart breaking is always pending

I should get over this
The final one I swear it is ooo

Verse 2
Yeah
I see it ending
I see it ending
but I come back
The pain be pending
The pain be pending
You fill the cracks
You put some balm upon balm on the hurt
to set it right
Like you some broker on business
and I'm no on your stock
So whats the right point
The right point on guard
Its like playing on the defense
When i'm closer its hard
I keep on leasing you my heart
when that shit should be on guard
but you always win with a please
especially on your knees though
The memories though are pulling in its crazy
not alright
you telling it will be better this time my baby
So i'm right smack in the middle
of loving
and loving with you is hazy
amazing when
First comes loving then hurting the pain
knowing our purpose is petty again yo
I know its bound to maim me
maybe I like the feeling
and all the words i've been putting lately
helps the numbing
Like it or hate it
I guess you could still be the one to commit
I swear I'll notice I'll notice the signs when they be coming.
Track Name: Reputation (RMX)
I'm losing composure
by the season its not kosher
Steady reaching for on my toes
they on sofas
No prediction only God knows who will go far
So i'm religiously following
Playing my part
Heres what you gotta know about that phlow
I'm bout that life that get it now or lose it, strife
With sharp insight
and listening skills
what doesn't kill, they say
will make you stronger
so i'm fit for the bill

Now I just
Let the beat play
I bet I will slay
cause I don't really care what they say
Them wannabe players
should put this on a replay
I cannot behave
When all I got is
time to kill it
burst through ceilings Make way

Yo I am so set
A go getter I go yes
get better that flow get
I work at it and no less
No concealing no fakes
no pathetic theres no rest
get high on that heat
I'm feeling ready for some progress

Tell em(3ce)
Imma let the beat save me
They don't even get
that I can't let nothing contain me
All I got is reputation
can't be taken from me
best believe that i'm about to set it off insanely
Give them bars a workout
Some PHE
An honorary doctorate
I call it PHD
that doctored flow
I'm ill in it
I hope that you see me
Thats all I ask is give a chance
In getting to know me

I'm losing patience though
i'm losing patience
asking for some rhythm and poetry
wheres the basics
Know some people placing they faith in this
will we make it
Won't slow down i'm moving until we taste it

Until I get it right
until every single piece is sound tight
I mean until that progressive progression
that alliterations hits that mic right
Impossible cannot match our mite
Maybe she should give them what they want
is what they all say
but what if what they say the want is only child' s play
talking bout some chukka game
i'm so not about to play
Real essentially will trample fake is all i'm saying bae