The Johnny Hathaway EP

by John Dew

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John Dew returns with a new sound and a new look. Refined, clean, classic, and rustic are just a few characteristics to describe what he is bringing back to hip hop music. Organic in feel while still pushing the creative envelope, John Dew demonstrates his production skills, while landscaping the lo-fi sound with witty and clever lyrics. Poised to change hip hop, his latest projects is only the tip of the ice burg. There is definitely more depth to who we know to be the enigmatic John Dew. Listen and engage as he reveals his world in the form of rhymes.

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released August 19, 2013

Produced by: John Dew and Chris Rockaway
Art Work by: John Dew

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Track Name: Lowest Blues, Highest Symphony
We're from the bottom of the map where niggas love to trap
the sun goes up these niggas caps get pushed inside there snap back
the sun goes down we're the that black on black
my Cadillac's so high up on them 23s these niggas want to swagger Jack
niggas can't see me like a cataract
hoes turning tricks because their backs are flat
that's why we call it mattress mack
I never show love to the fake
cause all they ever did was try to take my place
then smile up in my face
this my truth I swear the games under review
cause all these niggas fucking up the rules now I'm up in this booth
so when they miss it I ain't tripping
I just charge it to the fact my lyrics kicking like the punches on their amps
I fuck with bad bitches for all those nights I never had bitches
me and my crew getting them mad riches
so please don't come up in my face when I'm posted at home
cause I might put you niggas in your place like retailers do zones
Light the Cohiba pull up another chair to the table
dro smoke is coming in at us from every angle
we're labeled as money getters, panty raiders, and game shifters
lames get offended at the conversation we taking in interest
I'm talking stock options, maybe even cash advance
Ima need that moment of silence, then we get back to the dance
hoes be paying homage to the floor goals her purse then her garments
this shit is a bunch of nonsense but I wouldn't change a moment
cause I got my shit together finally,
feels like how I felt when I passed that piss test everything Irie
now we celebrating all over the scene
you could say I'm marinating my team is like the big 3
plus a Rondo, getting throw up in the condo,
laughing about the other night we even recorded the Convo
yeah
it sounds good I got a path to blaze
welcome to Johnny Hathaway
Track Name: John Dew ft. Skyzoo & Dustin Prestige - Capitol of the World
John Dew:
Fuck wishing you're missing the ambition
I'm breaking down them traditions
my life is a contradiction
Something like the walking dead
but I'm bringing the crowd to life
on the mic I might recite a flow that could probably change your life
that's what we call a trendsetter
have a nigga hating so hard they got a vendetta
my flow is fucking cold like winter in a thin sweater
you got to be a joke so we call in the court jester
should've aborted the second they found you
my spit games fucking amounding
that's fucking amazing mixed up with astounding
up in Chi-town fucking with Illie we've got to go any, many, miny, mo
that's how we picking hoes
and their drop dead gorgeous that's just for props
they help us count bread spot fakes and phony cops
I'm number one on the mic forget it man I took my hiatus
check my pictures on Instagram just got back from Barbados
no need for anything but a pinch of that green
it's essential to light up in case of an emergency
who said my side of the town ain't ready yet
I put a mega to the test like the fucking ready step
now get down tonight

Hook:
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Are You Doing It Right
Cause We Doing It Right
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Are You Doing It Right
Cause We Doing It Right
Lets Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight

Skyzoo:
Let's get down tonight if we get down tonight
I'm from the K so it's bottles of brown tonight
couple things get too modeling around the lights
let them stay, shit they probably the hounding type
double stack make them double back their pill takers
love to wrap, say I want to wrap, she peels layers
will lay up in any open lane you give to me
City on deck and they say on the centerpiece
piece to the stores that be providing the backdrop
shit is what it is but they gave me the padlock
money in the air shit we used to be have nots
outside we were logos for the back block
so let us get down tonight let the sound suffice
Live once might fuck up the town tonight  
From the jump we were circling around the hype
you King me just make sure that my crown is right
lets get down tonight

Hook:
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Are You Doing It Right
Cause We Doing It Right
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Now Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight
Are You Doing It Right
Cause We Doing It Right
Lets Get Down Tonight
Lets Get Down Tonight

Dustin Prestige:
Courvoisier up in that sifter the last gram in my swisher
i earned my seat at the table now guess who's coming to dinner
I listened from a distance to the bitching in the kitchen
but please get off my dick if you feel I shouldn't have been mentioned
And I'm off the chain like a Byzantine or old gold Figaro
play me like I'm Poppa Doc ill serve your ass like Pappadeauxs
Presto he dope and nothing less than primo
he's half man quarter pound dro part kilo
I see no evil but this Pimp C Brielle
cause God took the day off and the devils in the detail
I'm a trail rap apostle who follows the old G Gospel
in my pocket got two stones big enough to make a pot hole
and my love for the game and disdain for you
has got my crossover crucial for those Jordans and all the Judas'
I told you fools I do this shit y'all didn't respect me
game, set, match, bitch Prestige
Track Name: Rythm and Various Things
Put the Hydro Smoke in the Air
and let me Blow Your Mind

Yeah I'm fully at ease
when I get on the microphone you should pull up a seat
I treat it like Creflo fathered his daughter now look at me beat
I gave you the guidelines how you gone try to compete
Smoking Designer in my Swisher got to break it Shits official
see the snakes in the grass show their tails then we clip them
I get paid to do a show then hit the after party spot
they get played to do a show then try to call the cops
I'm trying to make a living Sunday to Sunday
model chick on my plane live my life on the runway
could be a deadly game talking about that gun play
soon as my nigga takes aim your face is in your stomach
no need for the dramatics everything that I do is fantastic
we do it for the love fans and transaction
I'm trying to get up in your head like an Apache
I told the girl you on the clock you better draft me

blow your mind
blow your mind
blow your ming
put the cigarillo smoke in the air
and let me
blow your mind
blow your mind
blow your ming
put the hydro smoke in the air
and let me

Yeah your favorite swagger Jagger's favorite rapper
I'm running rings around them finna lap them
yeah rings like the rings around the planet Saturn
told me I was the man I told her I was flattered
Tuesday usually get's the S-U-V
that's how a nigga do me figure what life gone do to me
I will not ever know so I get up and go
it's always somebody's looking when you're up on your toes
so I be on my tippy I got to go get it
cause mama's getting older and Sallie Mae wants her digits
I'm always on my pivot, haters they on a budget
so when I drop these couple of nuggets you know they loved it
from the south of the H
watch your mouth what you say
my folks will go out their way to make sure they don't catch a case
I see the game from a different angle it's more acute
it sound like something you might hear around 1992
now blow your mind

blow your mind
blow your mind
blow your ming
put the cigarillo smoke in the air
and let me
blow your mind
blow your mind
blow your ming
put the hydro smoke in the air
and let me
Track Name: Life (Mary Go)
Look,
She loved me for a long time
then she don't
I really couldn't tell you
what she want
it something like a merry go round
go round go around
go around go around
go round go round

Heres' the Story Man,
She said she wouldn't leave me if I fucked up
so I try it not knowing that she really meant if a nigga fucked up
well then she would be retiring
it's kind of funny what we go through
have a revelation
I prefer to call it self evaluation
took stock of what a nigga had left
finally realized it ain't nothing but myself
one won't do but to is not enough
so I tried to call her up on her bluff
my uncle told me fucking up for sure pussy,
trying to get more pussy, leaves you with no pussy
I should have took his advice
instead I took a couple shots then I blinked twice
forgot about the chick that I had
in the backseat of my gray slab Damn

She loved me for a long time
then she don't
I really couldn't tell you
what she want
it something like a merry go round
go round go around
go around go around
go round go round

She told me if I ever lied
she might forgive me and give me another try
so when I'm on the road I told her Ima do my best
smoking with my niggers trying to release stress
put your body to the test Johnny Scantron
look, this is Hall of Fame Johnny Canton
plus I've got a lot of living left to do
so that qualifies me as a living legend
plus she's black and Asian and I'm Cajun
and I'm thinking how pretty would be our babies
I'm just trying to see her wound
almost shitted on myself when you surprised me
with that visit to the room
and my cousin had a bad dream starring me
a woman's intuition shit's startling
I wonder what you felt
to make you take a trip to find out that I was seeing old girl

She loved me for a long time
then she don't
I really couldn't tell you
what she want
it something like a merry go round
go round go around
go around go around
go round go round

She said even if I had kids
she would love them no matter if anything happened
but if I told her what I did
she'll probably have one of those classic episode relapses
tell me how you would've handled that one
how would Shonda could have Scandaled that one
I don't know what else to say
but they're garnishing my pay
and shit the child is damn near eight
I probably should have known better
since she had the password to all my cell phone records
I ain't think that she would stoop so low
doing shit that was so unusual
but she did and I had to write a song
thought it wasn't mine but shit I was wrong
retaliation got to be a must
I'm thinking ashes to ashes dust to dust

She loved me for a long time
then she don't
I really couldn't tell you
what she want
it something like a merry go round
go round go around
go around go around
go round go round

She loved me for a long time
then she don't
I really couldn't tell you
what she want
it something like a merry go round
go round go around
go around go around
go round go round
Track Name: Experiences
Man I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees
I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees

Mama work with the school system 30 years
what if you had to retire tell me how would it hit
it's all in how you make it remember living complacent
now I'm overseas shopping for condos that might be vacant
looking in the mirror realizing what I'm becoming
fast girls, condom wrappers hidden under the covers
don't recognize the face or the name what is you saying
we only smoke the best that Mohammed Hussein
automatic start up the flow, my automatic car go
and I love making a scene or my niggas not gonna show
drinking myself into a stupor
I can tell you the future
it don't consist of me falling
can you picture me balling
just left from setting the city out in downtown Charlotte
just waiting on the interview to be over to call her
seems I'm waiting on my one-way path
but I'm all about my math getting that cash

Man I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees
I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees

Who can you tell when you live a life on a scale
cook and cut it measure and bag it get knocked you're going to jail
you wouldn't understand the price that we pay
even though you're educated they still regard you as a nigga man
so we spend on latest trends fashions and bargains
taking trips to lavish places shopping in black markets
see the bum on the corner is he asking me for an offering
or is he scheming yesterday helping out his cause it's
funny how we handle many situations
when everything around you got a negative connotation
start developing views a lot of shit gets misconstrued
we start searching for clarity while copping a pair of true
religions and Cartier frames I'm a target up in this war man
whipping my S-L-K
wilding out on the expressway
the way I drive kind of how Im live out my days
of thunder
hoping that nobody comes to take me under

Man I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees
I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees

Taking no loss I'm winning at any cost
my nigga don't get a piece is it not all my fault
popping these bottles of Hennessy in VIP
my reactions purely based off my reality
killing the stage worldwide it's my duty
cuffing your girl nigga not I really and truly
everything alabaster white inside my house and my car
but my hands are real dirty from all this shit I'm apart
looking for light so at the end I might be on that flight
to take you to the highest of heights
not private but the most highest
in the meanwhile I'm still the flyest
hit up Mona Lisa's trying to hit the model type
trying to bone two divas
how Ima get em in my two seater
summer time it feeling like a heater
try to change but it feels too good
I put my hand on then she puts her hand on my wood

Man I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees
I feel like I be losing my religion
all these cars and this money
all these tours and these women
need a break from the stress can I breathe
father do you hear me when I'm bended on my knees