Peak Skillz, Volume 1

by Sonic Skillz

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1.
If not now, then when? Probably never How these niggas get a shot? Man, I gotta be better Coming up I used to think you gotta be clever Now a gimmick in tight skirts and you hotter than ever They don't relate to the real, gotta be fake to appeal Sell your soul? Then they'll make you a deal It's outta control but Jesus ain't taking the wheel What I lack in face tats, I make up in skill Every line has a purpose, timing is perfect Elegant flow like I'm rhyming in cursive And pressure don't bust my pipes I just mine till a diamond emerges We drop jewels like Wilder drop fools You ranked around 10, me and Zoo are top 2 Who knew you'd ever see this? Once in a lifetime I'm trying a make a mill without losing a lifeline It's a vision that's on lock It's a rhythm that won't stop at all Got the feeling I'm on top If ya'll ain't ready to ride, We can't rock with ya It's a vision that's on lock It's a rhythm that won't stop at all Got the feeling I'm on top If ya'll ain't ready to ride, We can't rock with ya Padlock visions from blacktop dribbling Back block kicking where they stash spot splitting I'm back top with it, top floor, top line And if I'm being modest, top 4, top 5 Grew up on a trio that made me want to make this a quartet And I ain't heard a fifth one get off yet The perils of the visions we all catch Funny what you could write growing up on the doorsteps Step into a world, KRS shit, step into a world through the exit Step into the world where the left is Never let the world use a guest list to say where I need be Fuck being repeats My repeat is my catalog on a loop, call it the truth And you relearning all that you knew, call it a truce I just keep it involved with the stoop, honored to do What I see is how honesty grew, calling at you, for real It's a vision that's on lock It's a rhythm that won't stop at all Got the feeling I'm on top If ya'll ain't ready to ride, We can't rock with ya It's a vision that's on lock It's a rhythm that won't stop at all Got the feeling I'm on top If ya'll ain't ready to ride, We can't rock with ya We’re tweaking the optics by linking deposits Different vision when you mentioned how you're needing to profit And the means we’re willing to take sacrificial martyr Sacrifice your own life, might not be here tomorrow Borrowed time doesn’t register, let alone the fact that it’s catching up Like 12 cardiac arresting a Distorted case, now ask yourself just what sort of place Will end you in the blink of an eye, you ain’t even caught the face Of your killer, image couldn’t be clearer None other than Mike Jack dogg, man in the mirror But perception is key, might not be what you see Beneath the surface there’s a purpose sent a message to me And I see it so vivid, dreaming lucid I want it I can feel it, don’t want to lose it My hands ain’t slipping, I ain’t losing If you thought you were winning, sorry I know it’s confusing It's a vision that's on lock It's a rhythm that won't stop at all Got the feeling I'm on top If ya'll ain't ready to ride, We can't rock with ya It's a vision that's on lock It's a rhythm that won't stop at all Got the feeling I'm on top If ya'll ain't ready to ride, We can't rock with ya
2.
You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof dreams come true, yeah You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof man, dreams come true, yeah dreams come true From undrafted to talk of the league Caught in between since the day I walked on the scene Awkward indeed, feats none of y'all could believe I hit the crap tables and I bet the farm on my dream Long shots maybe, but if I didn't, it would drive me crazy The top is shaky I know, cuz suckas tried to play me Let's stop the slander, a full house but not the Tanners The propaganda will make you wanna cock the hammer But I strive to be peaceful, wanna ride for my people It's easier to pass through the eye of a needle Than a rich man to get to heaven, but lucky for me I'm broke, man and it's a blessing It's something to see, I thought I'd be a dental hygienist Funny how it all can change up in five minutes I went from biggest fan to businessman All because I learned to stick to plans, yes lord! You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof dreams come true, yeah You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof man, dreams come true, yeah dreams come true Most dreams I've heard turned dreams deferred Invest in a vision and net no real return Some get off of the ground and never leave the curb They let it die, spend their whole lives to grieve the hurt Heed my words, you gotta make impossible happen I'ma do what they never thought possible rapping Missed my mark many times, off by a fraction But so colossal the passion in my law of attraction That even in scenes of doubt when I scream and shout It evened out, I always believe somehow I find the will, ain't no weight that will grind my skill If you doubt it, give me a shot to shine, I will You know a hundred no's are worth one yes In the battle royale of life, I'll be the last one left Cuz I ain't get this far to quit this late From this dream I just won't wake (I can't sleep) You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof dreams come true, yeah You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof man, dreams come true, yeah dreams come true Oh dreams come true? (Yeah) Oh dreams come true? (Yeah) Take a look in the mirror, let's speak to you When you was ten and you'd pretend That you could do anything cuz you were the man But then you lost a little sparkle in your eyeballs And then you lost all your faith in your idols But as the time flies you find a bright side And everything comes together with the right mind I ain't got no time to dream, I'm always awake And everybody think that I'ma fall on my face But I wear these bruises like they're badges, rare this dude is acting passive Never go to shows unless it's backstage, all access This is how I practice, this is every day Don't let it slip away, don't let it slip away I got my eyes downfield Give it all I got 'til I sign that deal You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof dreams come true, yeah You know a dream ain't a dream til you see one through And anything you're putting effort in can become true Yeah, you looking up to legends, you can be one too I'm living proof man, dreams come true, yeah dreams come true
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You know, I've been listening to a lot of the music that's out there right now, and I don't think they realize sometimes how much of an impact their music has on the world today. So with that being said, I'm not downplaying none of your music at all, man. But I want you to realize that the youth is watching everything that you do. Please keep that in mind. What if I told you that this world's future was in your control, And a change in you could change the entire world as a whole? And if you never change, the entire world's like a hole Praying up to heaven with hell on Earth, and down we'll go It's time we start the rising, building up our horizons We're tired, they're dying from so much unnecessary violence Mothers are crying, applying for jobs that deny 'em Gas prices, they're rising, it's time we stand up and I am A leader taking a chance, put me on the frontline Everybody ride with me for equality one time I feel it's now or never, we've experienced the weather Like Katrina, now I need us to stop and live together 'Cause I don't really want to hear about any more shots, we're trying to live Musicians and rappers, make at least one song that's positive Not just about gettin' it in the hood but gettin' out of it They're using us to keep our people down, y'all see how foul it is? What time it is, they keep us in the dark, we're in prison Let's work to end this and, for the future, aim at the system So turn the lights on, America; let's all pay attenion And turn the mics on, musicians - the people will listen They're trying to turn the lights off, lights off - turn 'em back on Get our mics out, mics out - listen to the song I'm trying to change the world within a day I'm trying to change the whole world today We felt that it was over, it's time we learn to fight We're never going nowhere unless we learn to unite Get our mics out, mics out - listen to the song I'm trying to change the world within a day Sometimes I wish that Dr. Martin Luther King was still here I wish I had more of an influence on the people that are here I remember Mama told me, "Son, you keep your chin to the sky Even when you cry, you keep it up - no matter what, you'll get by" And I've been good since, stopped pointing my fingers at my brothers My women, I love you to death, doesn't matter your color No room to judge anybody no more, we're here for each other No room to judge anybody no more, we're here for each other No wonder it's been so hard, we're still fighting a war 'Cause some were raised to embrace hate, not anymore If I want this world to be better, it starts within me And with you, it starts within you, I'm hoping you will soon see That this world can be the greatest place that you'd want to be See, you and me can get through the worst if we moved as a team Set an example for the kids, I stand here as a man Unite the world or die trying, as hard as I can They're trying to turn the lights off, lights off - turn 'em back on Get our mics out, mics out - listen to the song I'm trying to change the world within a day I'm trying to change the whole world today We felt that it was over, it's time we learn to fight We're never going nowhere unless we learn to unite Get our mics out, mics out - listen to the song I'm trying to change the world within a day I think that sometimes we forget how powerful music really is. As musicians, I understand a lot of us have goals and dreams to make the money and the fame. But what you write in your songs and what you display in your videos, the youth are watching. Keep in mind, they're watching. Turn your lights on.

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Tampa, Florida-based multi-talented musician Sonic Skillz showed fans in 2018 that he has what it takes to make a change in the world of music and beyond with the release of his last album, "Vibin’ Music." In 2019, he picks up on past momentum with the release of a brand new EP, "Peak Skillz, Volume 1."

Keeping it short and sweet at 3 tracks, listen as Sonic Skillz motivates listeners to reach their full potential, as he tells his story mixed with plenty of free game. Aside from deep lyrical content from the roster of emcees he’s amassed for this EP, Sonic Skillz comes through with chill production to match the smooth flows of Skyzoo, Mega Ran, and the others. When not inspiring the masses to be their very best, this crew of lyricists advises fellow rappers to be more aware of the type of music and message they are putting out, as the youth are looking towards them for guidance. Coming straight from the heart, without being preachy, condescending or judgemental, "Peak Skillz, Volume 1" enlightens, inspires and kicks knowledge, staying true to Hip Hop’s roots.

Citing Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre and former WWE composer Jim Johnston as early influences, Sonic Skillz is poised to follow in greatness’ footsteps with insane work ethic and undeniable talent. While most producers of today are in it for the money and fame over uplifting the people through music, Sonic Skillz comes through like a fresh breath of air, offering his unique take on Hip Hop, ultimately letting listeners know it’s only a matter of time before Sonic Skillz is a household name.

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released December 20, 2019

All music produced by Sonic Skillz, except:
Dreams Come True, produced by Sonic Skillz and B-Lyn.

Skyzoo appears courtesy of First Generation Rich Inc.

Executive produced by Duane Thorpe for Urbanizm Music, and Tony Clayton for Waveform Life Recordings, LLC.

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Many people tend to start their biographies by talking about who they are. I think I’d rather talk about who I’m not: I’m not a singer, I’m not a rapper, and I don’t like being referred to as a producer (at least not in the context that the hip-hop community uses it). I’m not the next [insert name here], and I am NOT a beatmaker. ... more

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