Thirty EP

by Decipha

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THIRTY EP:
Since turning 30 years old this year, I am realizing more and more just how faithful God really is. Even while I was faithless, even when I wasn't recognizing His faithfulness.

Thirty is simply my thankfulness to our Lord for allowing me to see the years that so many in my position, my color, or even my community do not have the privilege of seeing. Providence can be overlooked by so many, especially in times of success and favor. And for the most part it's hard to appreciate the little things, God has been working out in our lives for our good. For me, it's quite frankly has been, "welcome to thirty, so what now!?!?"

The danger is that we who claim to love God, after experiencing some of life's woes, end up at the end of the day becoming like Maribah & Massah. Men who wander, murmering and claiming, lessoning God's truths in areas of our lives, cheapening his grace with our sin, and thereby denying the very power of God, to where we might shrink back, falling away from the very living God.

My prayer is that you are encouraged to continue in this walk for however many more years (if that long) God might grant you, not presuming upon his name, but standing for sure on the promises of Christ. Remember, rather we know it or not, we are preaching, with our lives, what we believe about Jesus in our hearts.

Best,
#DeciphaThirty

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released October 30, 2016

OB Martinez, Superstaar Beats, Dwayne Reed, TJ Morrissette

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Track Name: Plastic
I’d be a fool to think twice, know the landscape and what it feel like…if I’m acquainted with the things that I need, I taste and seen so I know what’s real right/ Green light, front the bill for it, low carb, thas a meal for ya, if it’s all that we have, it’s all that we can ask, so you we got a problem when it’s being reasorted/ tell the band it ain’t the same when you’re playing by yourself, if you settle for the lame, than your preying on your wealth, it’s like sayin you a beast playing rookie on the 2k, but it never really count WOE/ Give me something for tomorrow something that can last, when we settle for the fraud it take everything you have, showing everything you lack, okay and we look back, thinking wish I woulda, okay well homie here's your chance//

HOOK: You can keep the plane and the plastics, Artificial list of all of your material, no display on the dash, a speed limit for a city on a hill sayin...I just want the real, I just want the real, yeah//

Look, Blindfolded but we walk bold, uh, counterfeit so we throw a fit, Uh, I bout a chain in like the 8th grade, no job but I swear I'm gettin money...Quit/ starter jersey, Lord have mercy, I wore my cousin's Jordan's for a girl to notice, I never had to fight, but you can say I was always in to drama, after school show tunes, tryin to play my part up, I prolly bought a lot of product, that was unimpressive, no lack then no lessons, no comp then it's no pressure, no track then it's no record, skip that then it's no effort...if it ain't work is it worth having, to stand tall when it's all plastic, heart melts when it's under the fire, you hit the lane but the shot is denied, you want the real, well it's all been supplied, you want the copy that's a wolf in disguise, a cheap tickets that are often a lie...//

HOOK: You can keep the plane and the plastics, Artificial list of all of your material, no display on the dash, a speed limit for a city on a hill sayin...I just want the real, I just want the real, yeah//
Track Name: Spectacular (feat. Dwayne Reed)
Dwayne Reed:
All I know is spectacular, all i know is spectacular, all the flows is immaculate, dawg, gone expose the vernacular, when they play the beat, I’ma play the leach, it’s gone be some blood like it’s Dracula, say at least a couple prayers please, cuz it’s bound to be such a massacre/

If you see the woooord, It’s excellent like a A+, only Jesus can save us ooh, only Jesus can save us/ I’m the type to work then pray a bunch, bring the two together like the Brady Bunch, Mike, Carol, Greg, Marsha, Peter, Jan, Bobby, Cindy, that’s the Brady bunch/

I just graduated with a Bachelors, now I’m teaching kids how to add and stuff, get your adverbs and adjectives, get you written up if you’re actin tough, I’m from the city where they pull them ratchets up, I’m just trying to pull they grade average up, I’m just trying to say my congratulations, I’m just trying to see a couple graduates, that’s spectacular/

Watch it work out, put the work in, I’m the last out and the first in, all this excellence I’m immersed in, that’s spectacular…yeah all I know is spectacular, all I know is spectacular, I say all I know is spectacular, I’m spectacular//

HOOK: All I know is spectacular, all I know is spectacular, everything I do immaculate, dawg all I know is spectacular, never joking with the mediocre homie all i know is spectacular, all I know is spectacular, I say all I know is spectacular//

Decipha:
Look, all my life is spectacular (go head) all my life is spectacular (nuff said) all that talk is just average bruh, don't compare me to them armatures, Look all our work is spectacular (all day) our checks spectacular, by grace spectacular, heavens know I'm not here for long, I'm just passing through i'm a traveler/

How I made it out that's spectacular, how I'ma black male in this America, And a Christian now that ain't popular, They told me stand in line while they laugh at ya (Ha ha ha), my momma told me stay in Character, Since I rap this way I'ma babbler, and my daddy told, take the lashes homie if I'm dead to old me, I can ride witcha/

Shout out to God he freeing me, He see the heart every thing I need, I stand in Awe at the things I've seen, mouth wide open that's Dreymond Green...guard around me that's a court side seat, flying high like prince Ali, I got a squad around me, cuz we Royal citizens full of benefits, like I'm Prince Akeem/

I don't do it for the name tag, what I'm cooking it's something may break bad, I know some white kids wit a mean dab, and some ex dealers straight out of rehab, 30 years and I just got it, tryin to align myself with the best only, His name put some respeck on it, it's spectacular how we can rest on Him//
Track Name: Meribah & Massah
Chorus:
You say, UH, You say NAY, you say NAH, you say WHYYY!!!,
UH, And you say NAY, you say WHO, you Say NAAAAH,
We just can not Roll, we can't do it, Naaaah,
We just can not OH, we can't do it, Naaaah/

Verse:
Aye yo I Started out in unbelief you won't be believe my angle, fellas sell they birthright, and hopeful that enables, but the mass appeal to undermine what keeps us in the process, the ratchedness and fast addiction got us in it's pocket/ I sit, I sit I dose, but I made it to the table tho, I flex, I strut my tone, While shackled in my ankles cold, I say what I feel like, I am bold, I test the limits like He not home, tell'em off like He got told, heart is hard it's like He got stoned/ I'm like God I'm limited, and you not feeling it, if He ain't hearing that He ain't living then, I look at me like where my privilege, where my dividends, where my penitence, you brought me out, it's like you wanted me to die, it's a wilderness, don't even wanna be alive, who was guilty, who was sinning, who was in it, wasn't it ...i...i...i..i//

Chorus:
You say, UH, You say NAY, you say NAH, you say WHYYY!!!,
UH, And you say NAY, you say WHO, you Say NAAAAH,
We just can not Roll, we can't do it, Naaaah,
We just can not OH, we can't do it, Naaaah/

Verse 2:
I'm breakin bread on a sacred share, with a place of prominence can't compare, how many of us tap in the paths, so we tasted and seen, but we'd rather the flake instead, waisted prayer, with the wear and tear, I was doing my work for like forty years, it was more like thirty, straying heart, fallen from the living God/ While they feast on they Lemonade putting meats in the Marinade, and they feets wit a pair of J's, and they breaching the barricade, and we breaching the barricade ..OH LAWD/ ...I'm my own competition, no time to loath in our opposition, it's all type of folks with our proposition, and we all gotta hold our position/ I can be confronted with the villain for the way, and contending with a God who bought a sinner from a slave, I prefer the opposite of whatever we owe, in an effort to be counted with the ones that's in the fold, One that's in the fold, or the one that's in the cold, give me a heart of flesh, and your best for the many, when the promise comes, then it's rest for the rest, and it’s Rest for the souls of the weary//
Track Name: Coming Day
Coming Day

Chorus: I’m looking for that coming day…I’m looking for that coming day....Ooooh

when the Lord calls me away/

Verse:
Look I just came off of the block, my auction was never joke, my colleagues and I were tagged, as soon as we got off the boat, sure we were offered a job, known as the chain and the rope, we're never ahead of the pack, projects are filled with us, back it up back it up/

Most of us felons, most of us born with no positive parents, who to teach us to read, or teach us how to be leaders, let alone ladies and gentlemen, how? They can't even leave us a tip, not even a scratch of inheritance, where's our benevolence, I'm looking forward to better then…/

Okay...where is our severance, who set the precedence, who do I pay, and what is the etiquette, cuz it's evident we wasn't good enough that's what they're tellin' us, and if that's the definite, definite deficit, prison and prison, we calling it resident cuz none of my people conceive to show us the joy of a positive marriage/

We only see burials, homicides and memorials, Education is terrible, patty wagons are chariots, tell me what's fair when what's good ain't near to me, no proximity, no access no opportunity, just gun smoke, and young folks, who need a day and a new identity//

Chorus:
I’m looking for that coming day…I’m looking for that coming day....Ooooh

when the Lord calls me away/

Verse 2:
My color means it's crime, my gender means I'm cruel, my name suggests I'm less, my slang says I'ma fool, the news will show me half, statistics proves me wrong, and God forbid I sag…He's running he's running, /

He's from a broken home, probably carries guns, if he didn't do it today, he probably did it once, probably stealing tons, probably dealin drugs, probably in the hood, probably gettin high/

I mean he's no Dylan Roof or James Holmes, he's more like Tamir Rice...Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, John Crawford, Jay Anderson, pull up and shoot on site...

feel them bullet holes, cuz of where you drove, cuz of what you wore, cuz of what you chose...land of the free home of the brave, now it takes courage to wear a hoodie when it's cold, so it's understandable, why they don't feel the hope, they just see the hype, cuz of what we show/ They choose the god of money, not the God who love'em, when you feel like your dead either way you go/

New tools gotta lett'em know who it is, it's not two sides who choose who lives, it don't take a Rubik's cube to see the color truth, or the whose whose of who's doing it big/ we're in the valley of the wolves and the lions..uh, in the belly of the beast and it's no relief, but it's a coming day for the ones who wait, for the new shalom, when He's takin the least...//

Chorus: I’m looking for that coming day…I’m looking for that coming day....Ooooh

when the Lord calls me away//
Track Name: Token
HOOK: Hopefully we can take it and we make it in, in time, livin never settled, never fit into the time, all of life forsaken for the sake of Him who save us, OH, now Holla all my token's if your chosen than you show it...Oh/

This Here is the token...make room for the token...//

Verse:
This here is for tokens, the sons and the daughters who came up from nothin, I'm warning you caution, deny them you rival the Lord of the harvest, if I'm breaking the rules and nothing is censored, God is a problem, we're just pretenders, uh...what's it take to convince'em...maybe nothing/

I'm immediately in though I'm feelin the flaws, He told me go and be a witness, and don't stay there long, I remember at 11 I was given the bidness, A stumbling block to many, I was only fishing/ they called me church boy amongst a lot of things, but it was something that was happening I couldn't defy, I was just ryin to give’em the truth to a live, let my homie Corey tell you, I was jerk at times/

I'm just glad I survived, living proof that his grace is real, if there's a token Christian you can me in, homie we ain't doin nothin but display His Will, Enchala, Deo Volente, Thelima Theouu, might not pay the bills, in the end we get in, and you know what it is, till then we parade'en Him here//

HOOK: Hopefully we can take it and we make it in, in time, livin never settled, never fit into the time, all of life forsaken for the sake of Him who save us, OH, now Holla all my token's if your chosen than you show it...Oh/

This Here is the token...make room for the token...//

Verse 2:
Hold up time out dude, let's rewind that too, everybody on the planet gotta lie down soon, and everybody in the house that apply that truth, if you're planted by the river than you buy that root/ Oh now we call that proof, understand what it cost, other side of the coin, is the way they flog us, and the way they hate us, and the way they betray us, But who's better than the master, where they Papers/

Now I admit it, our position is a given may we never fit into the opposition OH No, whole time if you fear Him, rather than the ones who's killin off body, but the one who can kill the body and the soul/ I lettem know, while we standing up and tryin to live the image, tryin to load it up and kill it, we ain't get the blood up in us for a show, just to limit us to men and women in the building, but we in the midst of if body like a pro/

Look how far have they come, you can't turn back now, you're not meant to be counted amongst all the rest when you're called by the one, you look around, even the ones that you started with shun, gone off on they own, it’s Judas it's Pontious, it's both...they started to coast, but you stay the course...token//

HOOK: Hopefully we can take it and we make it in, in time, livin never settled, never fit into the time, all of life forsaken for the sake of Him who save us, OH, now Holla all my token's if your chosen than you show it...Oh/

This Here is the token...make room for the token...//
Track Name: Year's End
Prop told me when I turned 25, I'm only beginning to start it up, Young and I'm waking up in the Chi, honestly I didn't think I’d would see 21, by now I thought I would see record sales, whole time what I'm given was to steward well, no fame but what I got is too priceless, a wife a job and baby girl...hol up/ Let me take'em back, show'em what them thirty years been, knowing providence carried me untill the end, I was a black kid never really fittin in, I wasn't innocent I felt the weight of any sin/ I was saved by 11, raised by a reverend, never graduated got a GED later, ran in to John Edward's ...remember "Sinner's in the Hand's" learning that God wasn't playing wit'em even then/ Most of my lesson's I know, stead if me flooded with blessings and hope, Aye Now, Placed in with brothers that know, all I can say is I'm better than most, Aye Now/ I feel like, what I'm here for, Is it still Christ, I wanna yield more, Oh LORD, all them blessing and hope that I live for, I'm praying till the years end, I'm headed to the source//

Chorus: I went in to the year like...he owes me nothin'....I went into the year like...But He know me yeah

Verse 2:
This part I call John Owen, I was on my knees not sure what to do with life, stressed and I'm vexed and I know it, I'm tryin to figure out if it's sin to do a suicide, when I caved, part of it was shame, I feel a little lame, my fear is all the same, I came a little late, it's a pattern that I paved, if I ran into a maze, Youngren, might as well have stayed/ And in real life, when it's dead night, I don't see a light, I don't fair right, Oh what I realize, what I'm going through, it's a pair of eyes, watching how I fair under pressure/ will I do whatever's right and never fold, do I take the pattern and the way of men of old, or do I try to battle like I know the way to make it a little better, when I'm lookin back am I representing how I coulda/ …now now hold up wit it already, I'm reflecting on when it was heavy, cuz I realize how it helped me, I understand how it fed me...they ask Cypha how you done did, how have you benefitted, it's 30 years in the making, and I'm just starting to get it, I'm just starting my knowing, I just started my growing, I got habits I'm kicking, and that's Just a part of the mission, I want the words that I'm spitting, and the meditation of heart, acceptable when I meet'em, show the world that I need Him/ And Show my daughter who run it, show my students the glory, show my city the King and whosever before me, keep on fanning the flame, lettem spread to the limbs, this is for you in your kin, whatever year that you in/ I know some people who well of, and some brothers who fell off, churches who way off, workers who laid off, it's so much that goes in to see the year that you had, but it's just part of the way that we get to see what He plans//