supported by
/
  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

about

WiNGS is an album that practically sprang into existence.

While some of it was recorded at Secret Studios II during a summer visit to New York City, the majority of the vocal production on WiNGS was improvised on the spot by SCRiBE himself. Utilizing a ragtag assortment of strange and often unconventional recording devices, SCRiBE captured lightning in a bottle again and again — never letting a single moment of inspiration slip by undocumented.

SCRiBE had a vision. Rather than recreating the songs in a controlled studio environment, he would release his new compositions with their raw, original performances completely intact.

Next, SCRiBE turned to his friend and longtime East Coast collaborator Ford4D with a prime directive: create mixes that appear rough, gritty, and textural yet at the same time sound polished, refined, and crystal clear.

While the technical limitations of the source material presented challenges that many engineers would have deemed futile, the creative freedom SCRiBE gave him inspired Ford to perform herculean feats of production prowess. Utilizing almost every trick in his toolkit, Ford was able to re-engineer and re-mix songs that had no original sessions files (or even a cappellas) to speak of. He's been in rare form lately.

The level of care, detail, and craft that went into every song on WiNGS speaks volumes about the entire team behind it. The beatsmiths on this project are a mixture of the old and the new. Manny Sachem, Gradis Nice, and StatZ are producers that longtime SCRiBE fans are already familiar with. Meanwhile, the lion's share of the production came from newcomers GOODMAN, Ezhen Nikko, Sendai Mike, Jay of VSEnt., bugseed, Azael Beats, and Chief Buddha.

SCRiBE is a consummate writer of rhymes, well-known by heads for the strength of his pen game. With that said, he is perhaps most widely recognized throughout The Five Boroughs for his mastery of the art of improvised freestyles. The two abilities are blended seamlessly throughout WiNGS.

NYC residents still swap stories about the Bronx native, even years after his departure to the West Coast. Through daily impromptu street shows, organized events like The Traveling Wild Show, and his long-running OPEN MiC showcase at the legendary Yippie! Museum Café, SCRiBE inspired countless emcees and fellow musicians while simultaneously building them a platform to express and share their own creativity and passions.

WiNGS is the musical consummation of a new chapter in the life of SCRiBE The Verbalist.

credits

released November 25, 2013

All lyrics written by SCRiBE The Verbalist.
Recorded by SCRiBE (1, 2, 6-11, 13-15) & Ford4D (3-5, 12).
Mixed by Ford4D (except 2 mixed by SCRiBE).
Mastered by Ford4D for The 4DFoundation.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

SCRiBE The Verbalist Seattle, Washington

i am the music man with the drawings.

#AiPLyfe
Anything is Possible. Lift Your Free Energy

contact / help

Contact SCRiBE The Verbalist

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: LiSTEN (Fly Invitational) [Prod. GOODMAN]
yeah

what i believe in
world peace and women's lib
you really here to hear what i got in my ears?
all in between the wax
is there really facts?
who really knows?
silly prose
a lil' song
a couple drawings
a couple things
fly evenings...

and i invite the fly to listen

(x3)head nod if you vibing with it

and i invite the fly to listen

(x3)head nod if you vibing with it

and i invite the fly to listen
to my every word
hang on every line
like every fly
thing that i got hanging in my closet
'til i put 'em on
i gotta shine
there ain't no other option is it

(x3)head nod if you vibing with it

and i invite the fly to listen

(x2)head nod if you vibing with it

there ain't no other option is it

(x2)head nod if you vibing with it

and i invite the fly to listen
to my every breathe
hang on every gasp
'til my very last
Track Name: Medicine (To Be Continued) [Prod. ???????]
Hello my name is Vid
The year is 3096
Do a full systems scan
Before I lay me down to bed
I would hate for harm
To fall on those
Embarking on this trip
Across the cosmos in the ship
My cargo precious as it gets
my daughter Olivere
She is just and adolescent
But she’s quite the engineer
Her mother Tallahassee
A sexy little lassie
With a hair trigger temper
Interplanetary pirate
She’s a space a buccaneer
She womans the weapons
Phasers set on dare you suckers
Try to harm a hair
On anybody up in here
A buck and tear you hull up pieces flying everywhere
But I do my best to calm her
Healthcare’s my career
I’d rather healing over killing
Besides it interferes
With the errand for which
We have been conscripted
So I stick to the script
Written to precision
But not written at all
For fear of its interception
I must consider the full
Magnitude of the mission we’re on
We must deliver this medicine
It’s imperative we get in
The hands of the clerics in
The Temple of the Oasis in
The Wastelands of Paris
On a planet that’s perishing
Yeah you guessed it it’s
Earth Prime
Humankind
Spread across the galaxy
And we just left a mess of it
I was born on Earth 7
Some insist that we settled it
I would say that we wrestled it
From a race of intelligence
Well before Thomas Edison’s
Luminescent invention our
Legacy has been peppered with
Technological negligence
Moving to advance
with no thoughts
Of any repercussions in the plans
Oh lord
I need sleep…
Too easy. To stay awake
So much on my mind
I just can’t recline
We been traveling for three weeks
The planet’s just a day away
Track Name: One Time (If You Got One) [Prod. Ezhen Nikko]
i aint a criminal
seen it all through my window
but i ain't innocent
i committed some sins though
i was no Urkel
but i was far from a Winslow
My daddy was a cop
But i don't fuck with the pigs though
wanted to be challenged
thats probably why i skipped sousing'
many classes
instead it was plenty passing
blunts
and plenty passes
at
plenty passing
mamis with interesting bodies
and plenty assets and
plenty asking "yo,
"where these ashes go?"
"well i guess you could ash on the flo'"
thank God for those regents exams
They helped me pass classes
I ain't even have to show my ass up of'
the grass is greener on the other side
well I'm from the NY
where
barely any grasses grow
the cost of living getting higher
if yo' ass is po'
as the rich folks stashes grow
you 'ready know it goes...

one time for you mind
hope you got one
two times for the doubters
hope you're not one
three times for you
scream and shout sumn'
four times for the globe
you already know

as you already know
radio's full of heady-mo
given by the artists to stations so they can play them
but after they fellate
they play them and just replace them
with a younger model
even more earner willing to cave in-
to the pressures of the game
and they making
songs about the high that they chasing
or the rides they replacing
after they crash them
i don't get
how does the wasting
of what you have become
the accent to your access to the assets
it's
the same movie just digitally remastered
the same corned beef and potatoes
they just rehashed it
and early in the morning
they serve it up to the masses
you can't serve two
you must pick which one is your master
the one who brings truth
or the one determined to mask it
or you could be like Saul
on the road to Damascus
your mind might change
on your way to bring pain
you could find a new name
and serve the truth with a passion

one time for you mind
hope you got one
two times for the doubters
hope you're not one
three times for you
scream and shout sumn'
four times for the globe
you already know
Track Name: Plane To Japan [Prod. Ezhen Nikko]
it's a mitzvah

on a plane to japan
doing an interview
make my living off my fans
how i'm living's living proof
my homies they understand
my women they get it too
but if you don't understand
you're disappearing like *poof*
it's a wrap like a zig-zag
over doobies i blew
i made my own plans
so don't confuse me with you
y'all do what you can
i make it do what it do
chop sticks in my hands
masubi between my tooth
worst attendance crew
what's a kid like him to do but,
sleep when the sunrise
get up with the moon
as a young Nigga With an Attitude
wasn't listening to Cube
i was listening to L
not the one who got the "Cool" in his name
but the one who wrote "Ebonics"
while i twisted up my Ls
I'm the bomb
not the kind you can defuse
i go hard
don't you ever get confused
i'm the Fonz
No one ever been this cool
in a long time
from the Bronx dog
and we all grind
so i'm on mine
Track Name: Faith! (Live from NYC w/ DJ Ford4D) [Prod. Manny Sachem]
We been bonded together
they can't sever that nah
so it's all in together
like a Method Man song
come across stormy weather
we can weather that storm
wether right wether wrong
what i write in a song
is for you baby boo
if you choose if you want
we can move to the moon
and vamoose and be gone
peace to the planet if they cannot understand us
they aint gotta try and translate our language

cause if you trust you
the way that i trust you
i promise it can be alright
Said if you trust me
the way that i trust you
i swear that it can be alright

(x3)you just gotta have faith

yo gotta have

(x3)you just gotta have faith

yo gotta have

a little bit of this
a little bit of that
a little bit of hips
a little bit of back
a little bit of lips
lemme get a bit of that
a little bit
but just enough
to keep me coming back
"when you coming back"
soon enough to do the stuff
that you want so relax
i know how you feeling now
i'm just tryna chill it out
venues i be filling out
true
but empty's how i feel without you
so...

if you trust you
the way that i trust you
i promise it can be alright
Said if you trust me
the way that i trust you
i swear that it can be alright

(x3)you just gotta have faith

yo gotta have

(x3)you just gotta have faith

yo gotta have

[FREESTYLE GOODNESS THEN ENSUES :D]
Track Name: Miss You [Prod. Ezhen Nikko]
living and breathing in my breathe
when i spit her at a set
and i give it my best
there's a beat always beating in my chest
as i feel the heat and the sweat
beads up on my flesh as i catch wreck
it's like i'm being bathed in her
essence
there for me everyday
like a best friend
so in essence
hip hop saved me, raised me, and as long as i aint lazy
hip hop pays me
it's my baby
yes my baby
its all gravy
they say you bout to meet with your grave
are they crazy
as long as i'm alive as your SCRiBE
you will never die in my eyes
you live on through me my baby
through the words that speak
my baby
that's word to me my baby

i miss that old school feeling
when we did it how we did
nowadays everything feel different

i miss that old school feeling
hip hop still alive but
nowadays everything feels different
where that old school feeling
where's that old school feeling
i miss that old school feeling
hip hop still alive but
nowadays everything feels different
where that old school feeling
where's that old school feeling
i miss that old school feeling
Track Name: Leonardo DiCaprio (Spork Fight) [Prod. Sendai Mike]
double dare tugg a braid
of a girl run away
and live to spork fight another day
another day another meal
on my lunch room tray
find a fun new way to get away with

using interest in my intellect
to enter their perception
so that i can change their minds
from the inside like it’s inception

Leonardo Donatello ninja turtle leonidus leader circle
future fetus equal opportunity elitist

seek it, and ye shall find
fine words, written by
divinely inclined hands
of scribes of ancient times
werd

i came the second that i
heard’
i hope i got here in time
heard cries words
that weren’t really discernible
but i work

right around the corner
could help but hear you holler
and not offer helping hand
i can’t do that

Then creeping right up on them
two officers with straps
what seems to be the problem here
hands behind your back

prolly more to that
but memory it lapses
when you get to my age
and that was way back
when i was probably 8 and
i sat across the way hid
behind the gate
of the playground where i used to play
on sunny days...
those sunny days kid
man i miss all those sunny days
now-a-days those sunny days don’t feel the same
i remember back in the day when it was

double dare tugg a braid
of a girl run away
and live to spork fight another day
double dare tugg a braid
of a girl run away
and live to spork fight another day
another day another meal
on my lunch room tray
find a fun new way to get away
with anything
anything, anything, anything

boy with broken toy
he swore he’d never put it down
you always saw him carrying it
when he was around
squeezed it in his grip
as if he’d drop it if he didn’t
but he wouldn’t let it go
he never let it go

double dare tugg a braid
of a girl run away
and live to spork fight another day

another day another meal
on my lunch room tray
find a fun new way to get away
with anything
Track Name: Zenergy [Prod. GOODMAN]
Chanel internal energy
Chi chai tea tai chi
Meditation and herbal remedies
Calisthenics, strengthen my extremities
Daily prayer and freestyles…
Invigorate the inner me
Here’s a prayer for enemies
God Bless ‘em
But I can’t be complacent
I’m tired of broke and nameless
Was piss poor in the past
Never too late to change it
Never thought that I would say this
Time to be rich and famous
HA!
One time for lost minds..
But
4 Times for all my..
Future Fetus Crew or leaders
Throw your 4’s high..
HA!
Be forewarned for all time
It’s R time
I’m on my Russian King tip now
Brother it’s Czar time
Time to pull the wingtips out
What am I’m talking ‘bout
Not a pair of shoes
That’s an absolute
I mean a pair of wings
That I strap to my back
And actually use

Where you going?
Iono iono
But I’ll know when I see it
Like I been there before
Cause I saw it in a dream
But this dream that I dreamed wasn’t
Just some other
Dream nah mean?
But when you got where you going
Remember to enjoy it
Remember to forget
Most of the bullshit
But when you got where you going
Remember to enjoy it
Remember to forget
Most of the bullshit
Track Name: Toast (ft. Budah) [Prod. Jay of VSEnt.]
Only the finest
For me and my dame
And worldwide trips
For me and my gang
And I wish you the same…


This whole world
Belongs to you soooo

Take another toke
Before you pass that la
And when you finished
Raise your glass up high
I propose a toast…
Toast to the come up
Roll another blunt up
Pass that la
Take another toke
Before you pass that la
And when you finished
Raise your glass up high
I propose a toast…
Toast to the come up..
Pass that la

Miss a meal make a melody
Eventually a song
Which soon will become an EP
They all can sing along
Exert ‘x’ amount of energy
In every performance
Galvanize the audience
Every time it’s on
It’s the luminary emissary
Everything you ever carried
Dear to your pulmonary
Ears to the air
Can you hear? Can you hear?
Is it him is he here
That’s a yes to the yeah
It’s the heir to the chair
Where’s my throne. Where’s my throne.
Surrounded by the homies
When I feel the most alone
Almost home. Almost home
They say home is where the heart is
Good thing mine is made of stone
No intruders up in here
The weather’s finally fair
Now they all wanna be near
It must be something in the air
Toast to the come up
Put something in the air
Roast 'til the sun up
Roll another blunt and

Take another toke
Before you pass that la
And when you finished
Put your glass up high
I propose a toast
Toast to the come up
roast til the sun up

Budah:
all praises due
to the most high
most high due to toastin lah rolled up
as we paint the blues of the most amazin views
hold up
wontcha
take two for the moment
cus the moment
it wont wait for u

toast
pop bottles for all that u got bottled up
u gotta love us
every part of us
pardon flaws and such
give u the honesty
the chink in the armor
ironically yall could see
its not a chink in my armor

like
mi amor at the armoir
leavin lipstick kisses in the mirror
muah to reflections of moi
hah
yall vexed
im not sweatin at all
im jus stretchin my legs on this song
like im gettin some head

call it whatever u want
if u dont get me
forget me
let me
and itll be hard for yall to forget me
u get me?
ready?
throw ya glass up high
for the toast
after tokes of the dankest lah

take another toke before u pass that lah
when u finished raise ya glass up high
i propose a toast
toast to the come up
roast to the sun up
roll another blunt up

im jus out here tryina find my way to the sun, the sun
pass that la
im jus out here tryina find my way to the sun, the sun
toast to the come up
im jus out here tryina find my way to the sun, the sun
pass that la
im jus out here tryina find my way to the sun, the sun
roast til the sun up

The here and now is beautiful
The future’s even better
I live in living color
Like a Biggie Coogi sweaters
With hand-stitched patter-ens
And many different textures
And although it fits the wearer well
It’s well beyond your measure
I feel a lot of pressure
From rock bottom and above
Plus all this heat that’s building up
Made me a diamond in the rough
That could shine in any setting
Like the lime light of the stage
I just mailed my man a letter
Who’s been sitting in a cage
‘Bout how life is looking better
And how everything has changed
But everyday’s the same for him
Nada switching up
So I gotta get this paper man
I gotta get these bucks
So when they finally free Foots
The whole squad could live it up and

Take another toke
Before you pass that la
And when you finished
Put your glass up high
I propose a toast
Toast to the come up
Roll another blunt up
Track Name: Scream [Prod. Gradis Nice]
Verse 1:
Real thoughts
That's what I’m giving to the fans
You recite ‘4 times’
But do you really understand
Getting my suit cut
In a suped up
Villa in Milan
With high ceilings
Resembling where villains make they plans
But baby feel no fear
There’s only heroes here
There are no zeroes near
It’s just us two
Place your face by my chest to
Listen to my heart
And I can be the bass to your treble
Listen to my art
Erase all your troubles
Paint a picture of your wants
Across the space of your mental
Humans create
You can’t escape what you’re meant to
Do
Which is do. Which is do. Witches do!
Whip and brew
Poison
A much different stew
Than the food I’m giving you
When I mix something in the stu-
Dio. You know
You don’t? You should
Now that you know
We good


Chorus:
Everybody show them
Everybody show them
If you feeling good
Let everybody know it
And screeeeeeeeeeam
“Yeeeeeeaaah!”




Verse 2:
When I be on it
I’m not inside of my normal noggin
I feel somehow dat
When I be rocking I’m on a rocket
Record my phonics inside of logic
So y’all can knock it
A lot of logic in every lyric
I’m on my Spock tip
If y’all are listening I’ll be watching
I’m on my spy tip
So of course
I’m hot as stars
And cold as comets
Plan on giving me negativity
Hold your comments
Stay on your own assignment
I ask a code of silence
For those with close alignment
I thank my lucky stars that
I got #Verbalists out there
That go to concerts
And buy my latest albums
The moment that I drop it
And get my video views up
To a hundred thousand
I really want a million
I really want a building
I really want a mountain
Ya know not really much
Just some good food
A little Cali Kush
For my vanilla Dutch
Yup
I had enough of swisher sweets
I miss my ninjas in the east
Who making a killing on the street
The cost of living isn’t cheap
I make my living off these beats
And how I’m filling up these seats
I will not chill til I’m deceased
So if you feeling it then please
Track Name: Box Wine (Tetra Pak) [Prod. GOODMAN]
She’s a freak
I thought I already told ya
I can tell by her scent
I can smell her aroma
She reminds me of hashish
Henny and Doja
Cause she know how to get me high

And she keep it
Classy like a box full of wine
Wasting all her time
Getting wasted all the time
And staying classy like a box full of wine
Wasting all her time
Getting wasted all the time
‘Cause she’s a freak
I thought I already told ya
I can tell by her scent
I can smell her aroma
She reminds me of hashish
Henny and Doja
Cause she know how to get me high

The best way to avoid the hurt?
Thought you might’ve had that answer
The bullshit got me going berserk
Baby be my private dancer
Dance for me
Swallow one more drink
Do that dance for me
So I don’t gotta think
Come to your senses…
Splash some water out the sink
Across your face
To get a taste
Of how shit really ought to be
Your good intentions….
Don’t seem to be good enough
Another lonely night
But the saloon is full of sluts

They all as
Classy as a box full of wine
Wasting most they time
Getting wasted most the time
And staying classy like a box full of wine
She wasted most her time
Getting wasted most the time

‘Cause she’s a freak
I thought I already told ya
I can tell by her scent
I can smell her aroma
She reminds me of hashish
Henny and Doja
Cause she know how to get me high
And she keep it
Classy as a box full of wine

Classy as a box full of wine
Track Name: Quietude [Prod. bugseed]
The plot thickens
like sauce in the pot mixing
they saucy Ciroc sipping
the boys on the block clicking
everyday another dollar
laughing straight to the bank
Lord i love the life i'm given
so i pray to give thanks'
i also ask for his forgiveness
when i make a mistake
so y'all know
lessons i take
from indiscretions i make
are the scale on which
i measure mistakes
ya follow
for those that do
i feel the pressure to make
this whole movement immeasurably great
the hollows
try to come close
but i just send them away
i won't ever let them get in the gates
not again
and it's on again
i'm already on to them
they too soon to assume
that marijuana can
cause through fumes the confusion
of my cognitive
faculties but actually
through herbed out ganga
Track Name: South Of France (Don't Fall Down) [Prod. Azael Beats]
Flights back and forth from NY to the west coast
taking these planes all the time to wreck shows
they say i live a glamorous life
i guess so
but i don't get left with the time to rest though
when i'm supposed to get any sleep
when i get home?
i ain't got me one of those
but i press on
i just keep telling myself
that when i get on
and i get known
then i can doze
but thats the worse time
and when i heard moms
was for sure gone
it sure did hurt strong
would probably hurt her
to hear that her son
was bouncing around on couches and cribs
of a couple of friends
and a couple chicks
that he just met
where does he go next
i'm way too stressed at the moment to drink
i just need a moment to think
i hear her voice saying...


Bury me, never me
i'm standing eleven feet
even and especially
when they try to level me
usually it's frienemies
plotting planning treachery
i give them what i can
then they try to take the rest from
wanna see an end of me
but that just won't be happening
a loser that refuse to lose
change the rules i have to win
because of what i have within
raised by Caribbean folks
Montserratians
mind on my NY grind
blood of an African
Libra but despite my sign
have trouble balancing
profitting or practicing
family ties or fans of SCRiBE
petulant of passionate
either way i have to choose
have no choice i have to win
look into the light this long
you gonna have to squint
gimme sunglasses then
cause i'm way too stressed at the moment to blink
i just need a moment to think
i hear her voice saying...
Track Name: Off The DomeCloud [Prod. Chief Buddha]
[OFF THE DOME FREESTYLE]
Track Name: Get Zooted (ft. Soulebrity) (Original Remastered) [Prod. StatZ]
we do the music you use the music
take a hit of this disk
get zooted to it
the names they exotic
like the names of your chronic
need escape then we got it
for your pain and your problems
we do the music you use the music
take a hit of this disk
get zooted to it
take a hit of this disk
get zoomed to it
take a hit of this disk
get zooted

This feeling that i'm feeling
it can can fill up an ocean
don't feel that i can chill
unless a philly i'm smoking
there got be another way to deal with emotions
i find that i feel fine
when i'm feeling the motion
so why shouldn't i
as a spiritual potion
use music as a coolant
what and interesting notion
gosh what a novel idea i must say
whenever you got issues and feeling frustrated
put this music here to your ear and press play kid
when you gotta deal with your fears and can't face it
yeah marijuana and beer may placate it
but nothing beats vibing to something that you relate with
might not be from SCRiBE
just pick something that you like
this is something you could buy
for the same price as a dime
the play button's something
you could hit a thousand times
you can constantly get highland it's not even a crime

we do the music you use the music
take a hit of this disk
get zooted to it
the names they exotic
like the names of your chronic
need escape then we got it
for your pain and your problems
we do the music you use the music
take a hit of this disk
get zooted to it
take a hit of this disk
get zoomed to it
take a hit of this disk
get zooted


Soulebrity:
i don't twist up phillies
i be twisting up dutches
this music is my lift up
help me get up like crutches
it get me into shape
not like sit-ups or crunches
if i miss a hit of my daily fix then i really can't function
it's my weakness
like my achilles or something
my mama swear i'm moving drugs
it's just my music i bumping
it started in lobby as a hobby a munchkin
seen these older guys cyphering so i obviously rushed in
musics who i talk to
when i have nobody to trust in
or i'm scared or discussion
trying to delay the eruption
it's actually therapeutic
it don't cause the corruption
depends on you the friends you keep the local hood you grew up in
take a hit of this
i know you feeling reluctant
but if you having stress i swear you start to feel a reduction
i know it's kinda different man
don't be shy
everybody's doing it
come on and go get high


you missed the toilet rim
your last trip to the pissser
if that wasn't enough
you zipped your dick in your zipper
your job is bullshit
and they insist that you're chipper
and the customers don't put enough tips in your tip cup
the girl you had feelings for
dipped and you miss her
tried to join a frat
but aint get into the sigmas
got court coming up
on the fifth of December
and you're being represented by a public defender
all of this junk
make you wanna twist up a Rizzla
put some liqs in your system
'til you're hiccuping piss drunk
to lift your spirits up
this isn't a fix up
but this is a fix
no cut in the mix
this is something that they cut and they mix
this aint the stuff in your spliff
this isn't something you sip
his isn't something you sniff
no negative side effects
just come along one and all
get addicted to this

we do the music you use the music
take a hit of this disk
get zooted to it
the names they exotic
like the names of your chronic
need escape then we got it
for your pain and your problems
we do the music you use the music
take a hit of this disk
get zooted to it
take a hit of this disk
get zoomed to it
take a hit of this disk
get zooted