The Best Musician ft. WhizDumb

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Intro – Justin Shaw
One mans trash, another man’s treasure
One feels pain, another feels pleasure
If it glitters, it ain't always gold
So if it's rusty, it ain't always old

Hook – Justin Shaw (Whizdumb)
And the best musicians I ever heard
(Was a no name soul violinist out in Venice)
And the best musicians I ever heard
(Was when I heard bum play New York city subway)
And the best musicians I ever heard
(Was a dirty homeless saxophonist)
And the best musicians I ever heard
(Was a voice from above in a metro-hub)

Verse 1 - Apollo
I'm underground, smelling grime
Wendy's cup, begging for a dime
Tattered clothes, he just sat alone, never mattered, never known
Yo, leave that cat alone, leave that cat alone
In our culture of plastic drones
Had me scattered in the zone hearing heaven from his saxophone
We don't stop to smell the roses
Coming from the concrete, obsolete flow is
The most e-volved, but I don't even pause
I just train my craft summer winter spring fall
So I don't really care if I'm famous at all
Sonny Liston when I'm spittin’, lyrically I got paws
I am Floyd Mayweather, in nice may weather
Whether they may ever, get it, I'll never
Ever, ever, sever my cleverness
I can spit better than they may ever
Muhammed Ali with my letters
In a California bay, floating flyer than a feather
On the geese out in Asia, over Himalayas
7th round pick, hall of fame player
A diamond in a rough, my timing has been tough
But I'll be damned if I'm ever giving up
Uh, I guess I'm rolling with the punches
Bob and weave when I breathe, I believe in my clutches
This for the needle in the haystack
Keep doing your thing, don't ever fade back
This for the needle in the haystack
Keep doing your thing, don't ever fade back

Hook – Justin Shaw (Apollo)

Verse 2 - WhizDumb
When time turned into a handgun and held life for ransom
Chance became a phantom and eventually vanished
Enchanted bystanders examine a man's talent
Which handles a saxophone like a cannon that keeps blastin’
Roaming the streets with no hopes or dreams
Notes float soulfully across the coastal breeze
I owe ‘em a quick visit it's been forever ago
I met the dopest musician that'll never be known
Playing music like his soul was at the end of its road
I heard a message that day and it's meant to be told
The time is now or never but its never too late
Do whatever you can to get ahead of the race
Keep ya head in a place that is healthy and pure
And if you're ever unsure let your heart be the cure
Bullshit's for the birds y'all can have the manure
Two hints: do you and then go on tour
I wanna test the limits and see what might exist
I feel fresh when I'm in the mix spittin’ like this
Givin’ existence a chance to live on a different tip
Legitimate shit that’s all that it is
It's for the needle in the haystack
Keep doing your thing don't ever fade back
It's for the needle in the haystack
Keep doing your thing don't ever fade back

Hook - Justin Shaw (Apollo & Whizdumb)


from Lyrical Elixirs, released August 1, 2015
Produced by DJ Prezi
Written by A. Rooney, M. Evans in Hollywood, CA (6/13)
Performed by Apollo, Whizdumb & Justin Shaw
Recorded & Mixed by Era at Clear Lake Studios in Hollywood, CA (10/13)



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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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