whaddupwiddit: an anthology (draft)

by Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour

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released February 7, 2017

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Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour San Francisco, California

Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour is a mestizo Chicagoan raised in South Dallas now living in the Bay Area. As an early father, he's held more jobs than he can count while writing and performing just enough to stay sane. Combining poetry and verse with graphic art and music, LaCour works to communicate a message of love through spiritual balance and self-exploration. The mission is righteous evolution. ... more

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Track Name: 88
88 (mastered)
listen to the whispering winds from within
walking with the preacher leaking through heavenly speaker
helping to guide the seeker searching for something perfect
working with the flow of the current complete the circuit
tap into the wire in effort to take me higher
praying and paper-chasing to chase away my desire
I admit I am selfish. Yes, I’d rather be selfless
I’m tired of just barely surviving and feeling helpless
get busy living or busy dying. Is he crying or laughing
it doesn’t matter as long as we’re boom-bapping
neck snap snare clap kicking and hat ticking
as long as the heart’s beating the devil will keep cheating
demon’s will keep creeping. They know the beat’s deep
inside the mind’s eye. God defines I
and I believe we done finally reached a point
of no return the flesh is about to burn
lose that perm soldier. You’ve got to earn the right to learn
despite the sperm. Get off the sherm
the king is finna return
bow down. From penthouse to cowtown
we’re living in revelation. Ain’t no countdown
hillbillies in the south, we’re rocking the wild style
turn off the radio. Brainwashing my baby, Bro
simply for the sake of the greatness of false gods
trying to break even by betting on false odds
snake eyes. Too many fingers in their pies
I don’t want none of that (double negative)
son, I’m a thundercat. Lion
soul Patrolling on Mt. Zion
I don’t doubt the mayan scientist was on point back then
and now, astronomy’s measured in back spins
and windmills. I’ve been ill since 1988 (rebirth)
prince of the pause button loving my baby breaks
making your Baby Cakes shake it like shake and bake
these are the verses that God made me make…
Track Name: TiTe
Connect the dots from teardrops to stars
Connections form lines I bend to make letters
Letters beget words that fight for my cause
Because I've been sentenced to write wrong forever

Tight songs are lifelong friends that grow with you.
Roll with you when and whatever you're going thru.
Capturing the moment like an old picture.
Not just telling you what you are to do but showing you.
Knowing you are willing to listen to its pain
It refrains from taking advantage of your trust
Knowing you are willing to listen to its name
For instants without this song there's no us.
Track Name: Ledditgo
Once upon a time and only once Jack when you're learning every person where's the duncecap you got to crawl then walk then run believe me you cannot fly into flying you can ask Michee I tried to spit and got dissed when I was a preemie shook it off and got to waking up my kundalini I graduated from ass kisses to ass kicks I evolved way beyond all the fast chicks blasted through a few like wooptiewoop and had them head and head over heels like looptieloop had a couple true booze in the mid 90s and might've let a couple dimepieces get by me I came prepared with the magnum most time I took health and seventh grade so you know I'm fine mastered the bedsheet technique just freak let me hit and have them hating on me by the next week creeping through the week minded booty blinded seen my daddy do it really ain't nothing to it really no way to fight it unless you done been through it like a dream yo I've got to pursue it here I come young and dumb once I was a lady's main no wilt chamberlain but I played the game laid it up took it to the hole made it rain even caught a foul made my thing spray the flame but I took a different path now I'm better yo you got to keep it moving baby or you'll never grow real change ain't physical or chemical if you're holding on tight you need to let it go
Track Name: WeeeOooo
I write rhymes in comparison to the fairest of revolutionaries in order to show you where the truth is buried I am Damascus
Just a piece of the puzzle ask God why me and we'll tell you because we love you and nothin else is above you you control you The music you roll to who you give your soul to what you reading what you think what you eat and what you drink even when you bleed and you blink if you focus and find your center Open up and into unconventional methods of one two mic checkin get wet by my weapon dismissed from my session you ain't ready for lessons I rock from your block to spots in the Fertile Crescent I seem to have this absurd obsession to punk chumps who come after my blessings my rapture lack laughter laugh at you unless you submit to this mastermind match the heart you find in Gods words we all serve if you confused then observe

The purpose of this poem is to push people to push past the pain used to push people so you can push people to pass on the word raise up you might have to pass on that herb pass on that drank pass on that ass and I have to admit that that is my favorite and I ain't afraid of shit but making my makers list of people he gon' believe in and people he taken with and if the truth be too much to take quit so the prophets can profit professionals make hits

Bang for the flame I spits to make change if I can't make change I spits to maintain I don't care how hard it gets I ain't shamed you boys can't hold my rains I ain't tame. I cypher with sabers we ain't playing the same game I'm connected directly to the main frame it's a message I inject into your main vein infecting your nervous system leaving your brain drained I don't get no pleasure from the treasure you gain I bring steel to the field instead of the bling bling I don't get no pleasure from the treasury you gain I bring steel to the field instead of that bling bling Damascus steel standstill man will feel pain until you die his name
Track Name: Ride of Passage
here's a lil story that must be told
about one too many dreams been put on hold
Gotta try to get it right cuz you gone get old
When I'm gone I wantchu to say that sumbitch cold.
Rite right right right right ?
Rite of passage

So I was brought up in the catholic tradition.
Taught the benefits of making better decisions
When the devil spoke I never listened
But soon enough I'm laughing at the Vatican and Catechism
followin my daddy's rhythm
pimp I'm from the city migrated to the south
ChiTown DFW bounce
ever since I was an oshkosh hush puppy fisher price
Never really had to fight wet the bed many night
product of a teenage age love the fuck's up?
pops swingin dick around the hood like nunchucks
nothin but a thang guess he's just not built
for Mom's who so smart so them shoes got fillt
and I felt the feelin of dealin with broken family
if I ever get a woman pregnant she gone marry me
proceed carefully: the bible says flee
lost in the lust you don't even know me

here's a lil story that must be told
about one too many dreams been put on hold
Gotta try to get it right cuz you gone get old
When I'm gone I wantchu to say that sumbitch cold.
Rite right right right right ?
Rite of passage

the ex...

I can't talk about her too much
Cuz she didn't do much to talk about
So I was often on walkabout.
Always with the rhymes as a side bitch.
Typing verses online here she comes hide quick
Porn I adored. Even worked in the business.
I was just curious I quit with a quickness.
I’d rather technical support. “Respectable”.
Life medical dental while sharpening my mental.
So sharp dude I got used to cutting loose.
5 fortune 500’s still running from the truth.
Like what you wanna do. Why the fuck you asking.
A double-minded man is not multi-tasking.

Now see, I wrote this in hopes it finds you.
Maybe you hurt and it reminds you to f
Fall back and think. Don’t let your fam shrink.
Your grandchildren grown before you can blink.
See I know how we do. I empathize.
I lost touch with my roots. Compartmentalized.
Like. I met my wife then I let my wife
Act a fool for a score then I left my wife.
Now please adjust the light and pass me a tissue.
I must adjust my pretty daughters yall this is an issue.
Baby girls I miss you like a blind sniper.
Easy breezy beautifuls. You’s a time lifer.
And I’m a time traveler. And I apologize.
Being tortured in the past, I was traumatized.
Now my open wounds have been cauterized.
There may other women but when your father dies
You get it all butterflies you are authorized.

here's a lil story that must be told
about one too many dreams been put on hold
Gotta try to get it right cuz you gone get old
When I'm gone I wantchu to say that sumbitch cold.
Rite right right right right ?
Rite of passage
Track Name: Mirrors (remix)
Chillin on my own time tryina recline
Pushin the whole world right up outta my mind
Rap game got it twisted. Oliver rhymes.
Folk turnin from the truth is a sign of the times.
Tryin to find another way to nickel and dime.
See the dollar's how the devil keep the niggaz in line.
Chickens'll shake it quick a lil liquor and wine.
Son I'm sick of the lyin. And yeah a lot of its mine.
But I'm finally tryina walk and talk the way I'm designed.
God says I'm divine. The man says I'm behind.
And regardless of artistry my card is declined.
Instead puffin the pine I should be waitin in line.
I should be payin off my warrants tryin to straighten my spine.
I oughtta wanna get my fam away from the grind.
But really all I wanna do is work on my shine.
This the life that I chose. We are poets and pros.

The beat goes on ya vision gets clearer
you get a little older the light draws nearer
wisdom whispers in my ear and I can hear her
starin at the world thru my side view mirror

starin at the world thru my side view mirror
starin at the world thru my side view mirror
wisdom whispers in my ear and I can hear her
starin at the world thru my side view mirror

I’m trying be a Christian which means I listen
Which means I chill and give you what I’ve been given
I’m trying be a father and husband so loving is
Part of my occupation plus I got patience
I’m trying be an artist that’s probably the hardest part
Holdin down a job divides and artist’s heart
I’m a technician cuz I love sifting
Thru the unnecessary to see where the truth is buried
Very laid back Only speak when it matters
Thoughts are frequently scattered when mirrors are being shattered
Keep it pushing pimpin even when it’s uphill
Sweat sweat blood and tears just chill
Baby till I'm dead from my head to my toes
The life that I chose is a poet’s fsho
And that’s how it goes from the first to the last
The mirror shows now not future nor past

The beat goes on ya vision gets clearer
you get a little older the light draws nearer
wisdom whispers in my ear and I can hear her
starin at the world thru my side view mirror

starin at the world thru my side view mirror
starin at the world thru my side view mirror
wisdom whispers in my ear and I can hear her
starin at the world thru my side view mirror