ill Papa Giraffe

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Black Lantern Music are proud to present the debut album by Ill Papa Giraffe. Ill Papa Giraffe are a new and unique voice in hip hop, coming straight out of Edinburgh. Consisting of producer Konnsky, rapper Tickle and DJ Symatic, the album also features some epic live guitar laid down by Sandy Galloway.

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released 24 February 2013

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ill Papa Giraffe Edinburgh, UK

Ill Papa Giraffe are a new and unique voice in hip hop, coming straight out of Edinburgh. Consisting of producer Konnsky, rapper Tickle and DJ Symatic, the album also features some epic live guitar laid down by Sandy Galloway.

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Track Name: The Drop
THE DROP
she was perfect till we reshaped her
she cries has old father time run out on mother nature
6 billion kids can't dry her tears with all the forests paper
big business might have held her down but everybody raped her

yeah we've all got problems maybe natures mental health is fucked?
she's cast us up in self disgust, to help her self destruct
she's passed the buck, and through a Gaia suicide
see every single tiny fragment of her precious wealth is plucked
squandered on and on we never stop
to ponder long upon the future, what'll happen when its gone? the drop
is what I’m calling the drop needed a name
after the drop and all the falling, life won't be the same
cast and plot can't continue without scenery and stage
and we're pretty shit at dialogue, failure to engage
in gauging have we reached and passed
the point of no return with no concern?
have we peaked? has half the oil been wholly burned?
they say to me to wait and see cos their on top of it
I smell a proper crock of shit, it's blatantly the opposite
the drop'll hit and topple everything down we've never been down
so low earth goddess only knows endeavouring now
to erase craze many many ways anybody else at the end of days blaze j's?
glaze when I’m in a haze my phrase sprays venom and it says
are you ready for the drop? what? ready or not
I’m saying everybody stop rock steady in shock
your gonna go mad grab what ever you've got-
a gun and running for the hills chop sever the knot
and its a knot that’s Gordian I’m ordering this audience
to draw your swords and saw the cord
before the end of all there is or drop....


the drop will fuck with the seasons
winter’s hot but should have been freezing
got to get a stop cut chopped up trees
and where are the bees? and what is the reason
us thus, wont be pleasing
no joke when you’re choking, sneezing
plus dust in your throat you’re wheezing
try telling folk but they wont believe
Track Name: Better Believe It
BETTER BELIEVE IT

I've got a voodoo plan and i'm controlling the dead
man I need trepanning like a hole in the head
well the tracks we're making are fat they're captivating
the raps are slamming and my goal as I said
to be spanning all the genres outstanding on the corners
in pyjamas and we're jamming and performing with the mormons
and the meek lot shall inherit the earth what it's got worse who's got to drop first
so that they can inherit it the proud of course
and i'm a chatter man a heretic and loud and forcing
all the people to listen to me see the people are wishing to be free
viewing ewan spitting new and improved a bit eschewing you and doing shit
and suddenly I am brewing wit
and i'm a true tripper and i'm striding into strife
why suddenly I utterly idolise the idle life

we've got goals and you better believe it
we got what soul so we're set to achieve it
we're on a roll on the whole
not letting the eejits control
got bold plots threaten to sieze it


we peet sweet moloko velocet
synthemesc yes the best that you’ll ever get
mooj yeah my droogs they’re my dudes and we’re mellow check
just say hey hello fellow chelloveck
deal what I know real horrorshow show
show feel for a flow real Orinoco so
heel or a toe tap rat-a-tat-tat raps
chat attack wack chaps batter that fat cat

we've got goals and you better believe it
we got what soul so we're set to achieve it
we're on a roll on the whole
not letting the eejits control
got bold plots threaten to sieze it

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ive got to be more strive its elevate rhymes then
I want to be forthright disseminate my plan
11 12 blether well clever but you’d never tell
from my paypacket cos its shit
got a shit job? I say jack it in and split
cos I’m sick of mine hate the cracking of the whip
on a mundane Monday some day I’ll quit

we've got goals and you better believe it
we got what soul so we're set to achieve it
we're on a roll on the whole
not letting the eejits control
got bold plots threaten to sieze it
Track Name: One Big Tribe
ONE BIG TRIBE

WE NEED A GLOBAL TRIBE WITH THE GLOBAL INSIDE
WE'VE GOTTA GET IT QUICK OR WE'RE GONNA DIE
GOTTA GET IT FIXED STICK TO THE LOCAL VIBE
NO HOLLOW POLITRICKS SICK OF VOCAL LIES
RHYTHM OF THE RAIN LITTLE BIT OF PAIN
EVERYBODY GOT TO GET TOGETHER WE'RE THE SAME
GET A BIT OF BETTER WEATHER WITH A BIT OF BRAIN ACTIVITY

ONE BIG TRIBE WE ARE THE PEOPLE NOW
ONE BIG TRIBE EVERYBODY'S EQUAL NOW
ONE BIG TRIBE GOT TO GET TO GETHER YEAH
ONE BIG TRIBE GOT TO MAKE IT BETTER YEAH

IT'S PROBABLY FAIR TO SAY
THAT HEAPS OF PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE ROUGH?
IT'S PROBABLY FAIR TO SAY
THAT WE DON'T NEED ALL KINDS OF STUFF
IT'S PROBABLY FAIR TO SAY
THAT MOST OF US DON'T THINK ENOUGH
ABOUT EACH OTHER WE'RE SIMILAR SOME OF US
TURN TO TRIBES WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH
IT'S PROBABLY FAIR TO SAY
THAT TRIBE IS OVERSTANDABLE?
ADVANTAGE OF IMBIBING TRIBAL VIBE IS WHOLLY TANGIBLE?
IT'S PROBABLY FAIR TO SAY IT'S GLOBALLY EXPANDABLE?
BELIEVE THIS PLANET CAN MAN'S A SOCIAL ANIMAL

ONE BIG TRIBE WE ARE THE PEOPLE NOW
ONE BIG TRIBE EVERYBODY'S EQUAL NOW
ONE BIG TRIBE GOT TO GET TO GETHER YEAH
ONE BIG TRIBE GOT TO MAKE IT BETTER YEAH

WE NEED A GLOBAL TRIBE WITH THE GLOBAL INSIDE
WE'VE GOTTA GET IT QUICK OR WE'RE GONNA DIE
GOTTA GET IT FIXED STICK TO THE LOCAL VIBE
NO HOLLOW POLITRICKS SICK OF VOCAL LIES
RHYTHM OF THE RAIN LITTLE BIT OF PAIN
EVERYBODY GOT TO GET TOGETHER WE'RE THE SAME
GET A BIT OF BETTER WEATHER WITH A BIT OF BRAIN ACTIVITY GIVING ME TRIBAL AIM
A TRIBE IS THE PEOPLE LIVE A LIFE LIKE YOU
TRY AND KEEP ON LIVING LIFE RIGHT THROUGH
MIGHT SEEK A LITTLE NIGHT LIFE TOO
WHO COULD BLAME US FOR THAT?
TRIBE PEOPLE LOVING LIFE FIGHT TRUE SHITE
GIVING 'EM ELEVEN AND MY MIC MIGHT DUE HYPE
BREDDER BETTER GET TOGETHER WITH A TIGHT NEW SIGHT
WHO COULD COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT

ONE BIG TRIBE WE ARE THE PEOPLE NOW
ONE BIG TRIBE EVERYBODY'S EQUAL NOW
ONE BIG TRIBE GOT TO GET TO GETHER YEAH
ONE BIG TRIBE GOT TO MAKE IT BETTER YEAH
Track Name: Love The Government
LOVE THE GOVERNMENT

love the government
love the government
love the government
love the government


FUCK em I SING GET RID OF IT
BEEN A LITTLE BIT INCONSIDERATE
KEEP ONE EYE ON THE EYE ON THE PYRAMID
UNDER PRESSURE COS THE ESCHATON IS IMMINENT
DON’T LIKE YOU IF YOU DON’T LIKE IMMIGRANTS
DON’T LIKE YOU, I DON’T LIKE BIGOTED
VIEW; SKEWED, GRIM AND IT’S LIMITED-
PRIMITIVE THING IS EXHIBITED, ISN’T IT?
OLD TORY HATE’S PROHIBITED
DAVE‘S FORBIDDEN IT, THEY’VE ALL HIDDEN IT
NOW THESE DAYS THEY SAY THEY GIVE A SHIT
SPINNING IT THIN AND IT SWAYED Y’ALL IT DIDN’T IT?
WELL THE BOSS ARSEHOLES THAT FIGURED IT
FAKE CHANGE
LOSS AT THE POLLS THAT TRIGGERED IT
PART OF THE PARTY PARTLY JIGGERED IT
bROWN was a clown BUT DAVE IS A BIGGER DICK

fat cats thinking they can just sell me
back zack fuck that I wont do what you tell me
and your chats wack and inhuman as well see
what you’re doing is stealthy you’re accruing the wealth freak
you’re just not representative
you’re just taking what you’re meant to give
pure frustrating got me mental with hate
you fake you’re proper sensitive
to the plight of the people you’ve fucked
you’re due a fight from all the people you’ve fucked
and we’ll unite all the people you’ve fucked
and you’ve struck you’re corrupt so just shut the fuck up
im singing about bringing about an end to this mess
my business thinking about my friends in distress
erupt up to contend we risk less with revolutionary solutions im impressed

love the government
love the government
love the government
love the government
Track Name: Simple Difference
SIMPLE DIFFERENCE


some people are confined caught living in a time warp minds warped
they find their minds taught no time for kind thought
be colour blind ought to swear solemn promises
of care tolerance honesty sharing and from this is severe change
we’re here to rearrange so people see as special
what they normally perceive as weird and strange
fear and blame in fear they aim
Asylum-seeking missiles at the ones with clearer claim
than Michael Howard’s gran would have today
if the old dear were here again
they jeer and shame on all the Tories
racist blokes with racist jokes and tasteless racist stories
of colonies and empire and former racist glories
the racist vote they savour the racist vote they favour
they said if you want a n word for a neighbour- vote labour

simple difference in complexion of faces
the basis for racist display and it's tasteless
difference in complexion of faces
the basis for racist display there's no way i'll embrace this

I grin and in anticipation wait the fall of this nation state
I’ll tell you what makes this nation grate my nerves
reserves of ancient hate sly words and passing cracks
at Sassenachs the so called underclass
and black and asian immigration rates
this nation hates otherness
the gist of this no sisterness no brotherness
in fact they verbally attack it twist to miss another dis
they smack it whack it and their fists I kiss to smother this
aggression
it’s a limitation trait mate
straightjacket for the conscious mind
at once just grinds your soul
so when you subsequently soul search
seems you’ll only find a hole
I'm speaking solely of the hole
where once your holy soul was whole
but now you lack it

simple difference in complexion of faces
the basis for racist display and it's tasteless
difference in complexion of faces
the basis for racist display there's no way i'll embrace this
Track Name: ill Papa Giraffe
IL PAPA GIRAFFE

il papa giraffe-" no rapper but master crafter last to laugh at disasters past he has to slap all the dafter bastards plaster cast their asses fast outclasses and so surpasses the masses their slow molasses flow he's munching BAnaNAS he gives syLABles new emPHAsis yo
he'll whittle it little by little til it'll be brittle illogic eliciting spittle
the tittle tattle cattle rattling chattels to settle a debt'll let metal do battle so stand it's vital the title tonight'll be utterly subtle recital of shite
and grand non-fatal debate'll be rateable scuttle the shuttle to hate and enlightening man the formerly frightening satan in waiting he's blatant inciting the Klan he's normally forming allegiance legions swarming in tight and then storming and sieging regions
traumas enormous we plan some of the omens are coming, in homing in and the moments at hand we're roaming and owning this land giraffe instilling the thrill and he's willing to mime for shilling or dime il papa giraffe he's milling and killing my time and filling my mind with rhyme il pap giraffe top billing he's chilling and ill and he's spilling his skill sublime
il papa giraffe il papa giraffe il papa giraffe il papa giraffe


Ill papa giraffe says just a smidgeon of indigenous pigeon paste
Ill papa giraffe says just a smidgeon no indigenous pigeon waste
Ill papa giraffe says just a smidgeon for that indigenous pigeon taste
Ill papa giraffe Ill papa giraffe Ill papa giraffe Ill papa giraffe


il papa giraffe says "guys who rapidly rise be mindful of a fall,
you fool you feel fulfilling a role the goal is keeping it real by selling your soul that’s all appalled I creep in your dwelling asleep and I’m yelling "you mole I’ll maul you" people could tell I would wholly haul you, weeping all welling you slowly stall but no, it's out in the street to beat you, shouting “defeat to any foe” the bout incomplete so, repeating the beating I’m clouting the cheat, though my spouting elite, know, no doubt when I’m scouting I’ll meet pros who eat those sweet flows as a slow treat compose feats of prose these acaplla fella's delicacies they seize are seasoned with sea salt and served with chips and peas the quips are cheese and tips the reason sycophant waiter skips to please them snickers and later drips disease in flickers of hatred grips to squeeze him he's a maniac insane and acting strange deranged and plainly wack the zany fact remains it's staying the same explains the slain attacked he's mainly lacking brains I’m saying his aim inane and anal pain the shame you gain for playing the shame game the name to blame il papa giraffe"

Ill papa giraffe says just a smidgeon of indigenous pigeon paste
Ill papa giraffe says just a smidgeon no indigenous pigeon waste
Ill papa giraffe says just a smidgeon for that indigenous pigeon taste
Ill papa giraffe Ill papa giraffe Ill papa giraffe Ill papa giraffe
Track Name: Red River
RED RIVER

red red river runs with the fizzy sugar wate
the sun shines and the clown cooks lovely food
the red river runs with the fizzy sugar water
have no doubt that the mouse loves you

gut the fucking clown like the forest that he's cutting down
fuck the mouse toocos daddy didn't dig the jews
fuck the sugar water who would'a thought
that sugar watercould'a slaughtered
so many brahma sons and buddha daughters?
fuck the GAP between the bottom and the Top
Shop them all for selling crap and being rotten need to what? stop
i mean to Pri-mark my words i mean to criticise
open up the packaging so you can see the shit inside
hoping that its happeningcos freedom is a bitter lie

red red river runs with the fizzy sugar wate
the sun shines and the clown cooks lovely food
the red river runs with the fizzy sugar water
have no doubt that the mouse loves you

they whore it- ad-menwhat ever the fuckers are talking about
ignore it la la la la la'til it goes away
they're peddling schemesof bread and machines
that deaden your dreamsit seems
they're huddling muddling mindswith meddling memes
to make you pay i say
we work to buy the shit that makes it bearable to work
the shit is made by people we are treating quite unequally
so try and take some time to see exactly who's the burk
the jerk on this occasion? the cunt in this equation?
is it you or is it the hungry twelve year old who made your shirt?

red red river runs with the fizzy sugar wate
the sun shines and the clown cooks lovely food
the red river runs with the fizzy sugar water
have no doubt that the mouse loves you

i'd rather see a chap lie on his back with snacks
trying to nap relax and getting high not buying more tat
i want to see a chick rocking a sick sick drop in the mix
and hip hopping not go shopping for shit
i wanna see a cat thats searching for raps so fat they hurt you'se
in actual fact no virtues in just purchasing crap
so check the externalities and tell me you don't care
about the folk who grow the food you eat or make the clothes you wear
or the pollution in the rivers and the ocean and the air- yeah?
Track Name: Call To Action
CALL TO ACTION

lack of understanding is unsurprising when,
you read the daily lies and then, you watch the lies at ten
the lies are bent and broken, mangled, a distortion of the truth
and if you want the facts untangled then of course you need some proof
indeed,
a sleuth to track the facts down, flatfoot, leap from roof to roof, astute
toot suite we'll beat deceit teach elite to cheat
people equal each youth and elder: seldom held as such
but they are anyway our illusion is a crutch
they're supposed to take low pay say thank you very much?
just stand up nobody's gonna take this shit
not a bit, Dave’s gotta quit
just stand up anybody gonna take this shit?
not a bit gotta quit what a tit
we must stand up everybody everywhere
has to fairly share the wealth
just stand up if not for yourself
then for some body else
they sent me more than twenty war lies on lies 24
Rupert the bare faced liar's got plenty more
lies international and fox fucks the facts
the sun is unilluminating, human hating hacks

this is a call to action
missing the dissident smaller factions
listening citizens all attack
cos this is the fissures and flaws and fractures…

the first bomb will double the trouble
and treble the rebel the rabble are bubbled and babbling shovel and scrabble
in rubble and gravel uncovering limbs then
of loved ones and kinsmen horror begins then see terror origins when
pre-emptive striking got to know pre-emptive strike'll start a cycle
you won't like a lot and so it's got to go
it's best avoided lest the mess you've left destroyed bereft of light
renews and rises up to fight this is a call to all unite

this is a call to action
missing the dissident smaller factions
listening citizens all attack
cos this is the fissures and flaws and fractures…

oils the spoils of war that's what they're killing for
killing, drilling more and more the villains chilling 'til
their guns fought and won slaughter sons, daughters, mums
blood spilling, killing some sort of dumb sport
til they run short of funds and still
I’m realizing the lies in the allies eyes
so don't be surprised at the price of the prize
if we all do nothing then nothing will be done
and if you think it's getting bad
it’s only just begun
if we all do nothing then nothing will be done
it’s the first of the last great resource wars
and it’s only just begun

this is a call to action
missing the dissident smaller factions
listening citizens all attack
cos this is the fissures and flaws and fractures…
Track Name: Chain Tune
CHAIN TUNE
To succeed gotta have a lot less greed
maximum of giving and a minimum of need
If that's the way we're living then we're winning and we're free'd
a pax a new beginning and we're spinning and grinning
and then an innocent sinner cease sinning and within at least
springing hope singing and it's bringing them an inner peace
dot communism is nice to see the best things in life are free
intellectual property is theft copy right, right?
wrong- proper shite write songs copyleft
deftly we enrage the major labels say we paid your wages ages
sages able to see got no love but the love of money
so there must be no trust in the industry
we nibble but we never bite quibble but we never fight
might dribble write scribble trite drivel like

if you like a song pass it on
if you like a song pass it on
copyright is proper shite
and the music industry is wrong
if you like a song pass it on

no man is an island but since you are
convinced you are an insular peninsular
suggest that you try my plan and then
we can all be friends we can party all weekend
bredda better get together when they’ve met a trendsetter
lend let a better friend end vendetta
mending and suspending hostilities still I see military’s ill at ease
when they’re comprehending facility for peace, love and unity
soon to be booming community sharing and overstanding in this tune you’ll see
the music oligopoly stopping me moving properly
got to be losing poverty got no props for property
I’d rather be anomalous than an anonymous automaton
a number on a list I wanna be autonomous

if you like a song pass it on
if you like a song pass it on
copyright is proper shite
and the music industry is wrong
if you like a song pass it on
Track Name: My Wee Tribe
MY WEE TRIBE

pounds and pence inconsequential/musical excellence essential/
hence torrential eloquence shall/drench and drown the stench you mention/
tension flowing momentum meant/the minimum in an invention went
/to cynical gentlemen ascent/to pinnacle of your comprehension leant
/a while atop of the pile/inimical smile
/the clinical trials of similar volatile element styles/has entered the relevant files
/methodical its clear/phenomenon in an anarchic sphere
/appears to peers anomaly/here’s the homily/fear you wanna be insincere
/and again I mean/any enemy /many men I meet
/when their meant to beat me then I’ve been
/in on an immanent enema scene/anemone venom and then I’m ’a send ‘em
/the proof they lack/say man your fractured tactics wack
/this isn’t a manufactured fact/you dissident listen and act
/you’re missing the truth intact
/I kick it to try to stick it to my competitor/better to picket pernickety dick
/at particular rickety bits/I fly quick at a lickety split pace/
its too slow for some peoples taste/still im striking the mic and not for greed
/liking more speed less haste
/I wasted the chance to net a degree/I dance advance a debtor to free
/finances ransomed/fettered the answer/better to flee red-letter debris
/I get at a glance/upset at the stance/of an unemancipated space cadet at expanse/
of hate we face and yet it enhance/the rate I lace this
/sweat at the shite days/a difficult journey learn the right ways
/blaze a mythical burning furnace turn us into light rays
/might gaze as night hazes mazes that invite praises
/drop hot bombs at black lantern music dot com/got tight phrases/

my dynamic amicable trouble free wee tribe/and I've been imbibing their vibe/my dynamic amicable trouble free wee tribe/and I've been imbibing their vibe…
Track Name: Despair Resistant Care Assistant
DESPAIR RESISTANT

how are you and is there anything for you that i could do?
would you like a drink of juice? would you like a brew?
should I make it milk and two? should i take you to the loo?
take you through and wait for you to urinate or take a poo?
or change your nappy? strangely happy
to be doing it it's true enough
involves a lot of stuff with poo on it
and when it's spew, it's rough
as anything, it's many things
but there's one thing that it's not
and that’s the sort of job that makes you more unhappy with your lot
I’ve got my youth I’ve got my health I’ve got an unfractured sense of self
I’ve got my faculties intact and if I’m attacked defence as well
my sense of smell's doing swell it's undiminished
when beginning a task no need to ask I’ll tell you when I’ve finished
don't lose patience with my patients though my patience they are trying
constant tissues I’m supplying almost every want and need
I’m satisfying nurse them when they're dying
comfort families when they're crying sighing as I watch them fade away then I say

I’m the despair resistant care assistant
fair to say my care’s consistent
distantly I feel it wear me down
cos they're persistent
I’m the despair resistant care assistant
fair to say my care’s consistent
distantly I feel it wear me down

behaviour inappropriate and aimless
behaviour inappropriate and shameless
the old folks roam around the old folks home
behaviour inappropriate but blameless

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