Dedicated to the hip-hop culture in reference to “the message,” my parents Lili and Marlon Sr, little Marco and my grandmother Shirley Williams English (r.i.p 11013) and to anyone in need of a little upliftment, we’ve all been there, the light is always there, sometimes we just need a reminder. Special thanks to Charles Lomax and the Cap(s)ule team for phenomenal artwork, aesthetics and support, Julie Schabel for magical visuals and amazing support, Max Friedman and Taro, Omari, Brandun, Nick Wincenc, Mark P, Noah, Beef, Seth, Potholesinmyblog, Unkut, TCOG, Derek Jackson, Mr magic, Stevie Wonder, Uncle Pete Rock, Deniece Williams, Mari Koda, Reed Space, Addofio, Leota, Dave Enriquez, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Andre and Andrea, Dexter Wansel, DJ Enuff, Camilo, Haitian pat, Ebro, Karlie, Deanii, Drewski, Mister Cee, Osaro, Meres and Marie <3! Jimmy Ness, Hak Pat and Eric, Tatanka, Seb lite, Mikey Day, Jakob, Wyze, Yung Gutted, Sherrboy, Black Dave, TJ Mizell, Children of the Night, Maine Point, SUNY Purchase studios! Dr. Rachel Halotte, and to anyone else I’ve forgotten. Kanye, be strong.
released January 21, 2014
Produced, composed and mixed by Marlon Williams, Jr as M.Will the Shogun. Individual credits as listed.
Mixed at SUNY Purchase and House of Hitz, NY.
M WILL THE SHOGUN (ASCAP)
Intro vocals by Sun Ra, beat: unreleased track "Saturn Nights" by MWill
"But most of the time they are in dis-chord, and disharmony and become more commercial minded but actually music is whats supposed to keep people seeing this invisible beauty of the mind and spirit.. Thats what music is for.. It didn't originate from this planet it came from somewhere else.. Its a gift to this planet, like a poetry and sculptures, painting, all those things are gifts because not all men can be musicians or artisans ya know, so therefore its outside of the ordinary, its a gift, so people can take this gift ya see, and appreciate it, and a person can look at a beautiful painting.. and get inspired!"
Rλ*Mλgι93 (Vocoder) lyrics (Written by MWill):
Fat Albert: Hey Mudfoot, you know where we're here for, lay some treats on us!
Bill Cosby: Just Relax.. I'm going to penetrate your subconscious.. Its a little trick that I learned in the orient from a mystic. (Oh C'mon!). I'm serious. Relax, just relax, I'm going to penetrate your subconscious. I'm going to penetrate your subconscious. Its a little trick I learned in the orient from a mystic!
Rλ*Mλgι93: Let me penetrate your subconscious! (2x)
Oh, the joy (6x)
Where are you?
Which way'd you go?
Which way are you?
Which way we go
Third degree, once I get in the third I'm not shifting back for nobody. Thats all.
I'll run over a guy before I have to go in first gear again, forget it!
So I'm driving around the city and I had to take this hill because they put up a detour sign
I said so well if I'm going to take this hill I'm really going take it and get right over it boy
And I gunned up the hill, 20, 40, 60, 80 brrrrrup I get up to the top and I'm ready to go over and I look to the right and...
SOMEBODY PUT A STOP SIGN ON TOP OF THE HILL!
I said Ya got to be kidding me? Nobody in their right mind puts a stop sign on top of a hill..