Substance Abuse

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We are gathered here today because
Some of us have a substance abuse problem
And I want to open up the discussion
For every one to share their problem
And were gonna overcome this problem together
But we’re not talking about drugs…

Verse 1 (Apollo)
Now let me, let me get one hit, I just need one hit
Puff, puff, pass, nah, I don’t wanna pass it
I just want to wrap it up real nice,
You know, roll it right, I rap real tight
Now hand me the mic and I’ma leave it smokin’
Think I’m talking ‘bout that, what is you smokin’
I came through dope and made everybody lifted
So high off something fatter than a lipid
Don’t you know my lip is venomous with tentacles
That tend to get up into you until you need clinical
Help but don’t get cynical, listen to this joint
(Inhales) This sh!t is on point
But then they came through pointing, like you, you need anointment
You are, under arrest, you disappointment
Before your trial, NA make an appointment
And turn on the radio, that’s your ointment
“Hi, my name’s Apollo.” “Hi Apollo”
I’m an addict and a fiend and I will not follow
No substance free policy till I die
Cause rap music’s keeping racism alive, we need substance

Now let it bump in your sub, that substance abuse
Now let it bump in your sub, that substance abuse
Now let it bump in your sub, that substance abuse
Now take a puff, now take a puff, now take a puff, now take a puff

Verse 2 (Apollo)
Look, I don’t need ganja for double entendres
I need an entour-age and a sponsor
But my sponsor says I need to quit
Cause it’s eating at my body, got my mind doing flips
(But I will never quit)
I spit words like tobacco, matter fact
These verbs are herbs, they don’t hurt me give me that
And that’s the mindset of a user, I’ma lose it
All this pain up in the world, I just need to smoke music
I need it, I need it, I don’t care if it hurts me
I don’t care if ultimately it earths me
And I don’t never ever see fame like a legend see
Cause I’m looking past that like a leopard see
They can’t F with me, or take the breath from me
Cause my flow’s so sick like leprosy
Lemme kick a flow, I won’t kick the habit
Cause there’s too much violence in the rappin’


So at the next meeting
We’re gonna bring in a hit rapper
And he’s going to talk to you about how to be
Substance Free
Cause that’s what we’re trying to do right?


from Lyrical Elixirs, released August 1, 2015
Produced by Monk
Written by A. Rooney, O. Carter
Performed by Apollo
Recorded & Mixed by Monk in Raleigh, NC



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Apollo Piero Durham, North Carolina

Apollo is a student of hip-hop driven by creating honest, introspective and socially conscious lyrics that explore the multiple dimensions of his life experiences.

A Tar-heel born and bred, Apollo is much more than a Hip Hop artist. He mentors inner city youth, teaches HS math, coaches Varsity Bball, and serves his church as a youth pastor. He has dreams to build a revolutionary school.
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