Friday, October 4, 2013

Hard Local Episode 2 (Skeeto)

Big tune. "Too Young". Doh stick

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hard Local episode 1

Yeah peeps, Da Face here.
I know I haven't posted in a long, long, way boy, real long time but I trini so I starting it back 'jus so'.
One of the things I want to do is showcase some of what I consider to be hard local tracks and I'm starting off things with this vibesy one from Flip and Fireball called "Street Life".

Listen and enjoy nuh...and share.
Look out for more frequent posts coming out as well. I'm going to be dropping some unreleased tracks to so yeah...stay tuned.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cheese Pie and Pack Juice Lyrics

Some people have been asking for the lyrics for this song so I thought I'd make it available here. I also want to thank everyone contributing to the overwhelming positive response for putting such a trini pastime back in  focus and for not being too big to join in the fun as we had plenty fun making both the song and the video.
Face out.




Cheese pie and pack juice
Cheese pie and pack juice
Is hunger with hard times
Thank God for cheap food
Eat up your pie,
Drink up your juice,
Eat up your fish, beef, soya or aloo

Cheese pie and pack juice
Cheese pie and pack juice
Is hunger, hard times
Thank God for cheap food

Ok is pack juice with that cheese pie,
like 2 Chainz daz no lie,
Good eats and small change for breakfast
daz we style,
Pieman is where we lime,
whole team eating till de pie done,
your throat dry, my throat dry?
one juice left? Daz fight down (hah)
One ting about we if we eh eating doubles then we eating pie,
and ah got that tampico pack juice just in case your throat feeling dry,
and I'm on that isle,
Trinidad isle where de food so tasty,
cyah cook cause I late for work and I hungry so I moving hasty,
taxi stand ah by woodford square,
ah by the pieman in indepence,
small change go a long way and my pocket feeling independent,
Cheese pie with dat pack juice,
cheese pie with dat pack juice,
dis early morning my belly calling,
for cheese pie and that pack juice (Lord),
If you think I crazy I crazy but at least I full up,
on the track by the time I start I bet the hypeman screaming pull up (hah),
real talk daz real food, you full now? that real good,
think I cheap? you real rude,
You up dey, team moon


[Da Face]
Is cheese pie and dat pack juice,
and dah orchard and ah pack soup,
and dat doubles on de corner where we liming,
girls wah get out ah timing,
spend my money for me? dey cyah do dat,
ah out on de beach wit a pie and sweet heart,
kfc too high so a lee dat ,
mih belly ha gas like a driving a tida,
now ah back to de ways and de days when ah gaze ah de page of republic reader,
pie in the morning, so hot, ah feel like mih mouth enclosed on a deeya,
so ah fold up,
ah want ice in a cold cup,
pack juice must float up,
so cool is de slogan,
rock back, and ah chewing on a joe gum,
so sharp like Logan,
cause de mark buss open,
pack juice must open,
like mih accent, so sweet and ah keep it local,
cheese pie on de vocals,
ask Wanke, daiy we focus,
if yuh doh know, then yuh dotish,
and ah reaching, fuh de coldest,
daz pack juice, in de ice box,
with a bess pie, dat right up,
and ah park up dey no parking notice,
men tie up like Martin Joseph,
money in dey hand and dey keep on spending,
and my own safe and me eh lending,
and is pack juice, to wash it down,
and now it cool, so dey rushing now


With a cheese pie and a pack juice I have five dollars to spare,
let me think,
should I buy another cheese pie or maybe something bigger to drink?
Caribbean Cool or Minute Maid?
Forget dat yes gimme a next cheese pie,
Hmmm now ah under pressure, I didn't know dat man cheese pie so dry,
because I ask de pieman how the cheese is and he say it good,
so ah took ah bite and watch him and say if dat good I misunderstood,
the pieman pie so hard just get a cork ball and we could play some cricket,
want an official game? buy six more put dem in de ground we have two wickets,
that pieman wicked I gone yes, I going down by South Quay,
done which part de cheese pie not so hard and plus it cheesy,
so ah reach down and ah say lemme get one nah boss he tell me seven dollars,
ah thought ah saw ah sign,
so ah look up in the sky to see if it was changing colours,
the same time ah look up, ah see the moon and say "Houston, one to go",
the pieman still ha belly to ask if ah still want one so ah tell him no,
ah feel ah could go back and eat some dry dry and get cranky,
or better yet forget that nonsense pull de hook dey Wanke


Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Track

Download the track here: New Track

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Video - "Climb"

Watch/Comment/Share and oh yeah...DOWNLOAD KEEP IT TRINI Face out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Keep It Trini

Hey folks, it's been a while. Since the last time I've released two free mixtapes that you've may not haven't heard yet and some videos you probably haven't yet watched. As a result let me get you up to speed. And remember, KEEP IT TRINI3 IS GOING TO BE RELEASED CHRISTMAS DAY ONLINE FOR FREE!!!! Yeah. Face out.



Monday, June 20, 2011

Incident On Synergy

As some of you may or may not know, I was scheduled to appear on Synergy twice last week. The first appearance was for an interview and performance on Jason's Synergy Wednesdays segment and the second was a full performance on Friday Nights live. This was the plan but things were thrown off course by some cellphone carrier cheese and I'm not talking about trouble with my phone.

For the Wednesday segment I performed the song "Stress" mainly in another attempt to get the video in Synergy rotation (I was unsuccessful but that's another story). The performance itself went well but problems arose because the last most compelling verse of "Stress" which I performed contained two apparently very damaging bars: "but ah try to reply but you know de style/ is no more credit from Bmobile". You can listen to the whole song below to get context.

Now the song is a storytelling track about university life and its stresses but the line in isolation was a problem because Digicel sponsored the show and apparently mentioning Bmobile is like saying Beetlejuice. No scene there. Wendell asked me if I was performing the song Friday and I said no since from long before I decided I would debut an entirely new track.

However, the debut wasn't meant to be. Friday around midday Wendell called and informed me that apparently word got to Bmobile about the performance and they were apparently toting over the fact that I said that my Bmobile phone had no more credit since that apparently is never supposed to happen and consequently it would be better that I don't perform in the said show since it was Bmobile-sponsored... dum dum dum.

Personally I don't feel no way about the whole situation. Carriers sponsor music programmes to photoshop their image and make people believe that they care about culture when their agenda is just one of promoting their brand to a target audience. I get that. I can get why Digicel would catch feelings. However, I can't understand why Bmobile would consider that line (when taken in context) offensive especially considering that it's a realistic situation. I've literally performed Stress over a hundred times and people who are hearing the track for the first time always go Destra for that line.

Since Friday, I've spoken with people on Facebook and they spout platitudes like "it's a business" and you have to "dress for success" and conform or whatever and while I understand where they're coming from, everyone especially artistes need to 'draw' their own line. This may come as a surprise to many but artistes don't get paid from Synergy appearances. I've made more money in profit from my first mixtape "Recession Music" as a 'nobody' than some artistes who have gotten radio play. My line comes in defending the integrity of my message for the sake of people who enjoy my music aka 'the fans' since they will outlive Synergy's tenure as the number one and currently only dedicated local music channel.

So in conclusion I would just like to also indicate that had they asked me not to perform "Stress" I would have complied. Had they asked me to perform the song but change the lyrics I would not have complied. And with the song being performed, with the cat already out of bag, I believe Bmobile shoulda just hold a burn since they didn't sponsor the segment and should have taken consolation in the fact that I wasn't going to perform the song in their segment. Everybody knows the network is shoddy anyway and the video for "Stress" has like almost 4500 views on youtube so if it was really carrier-kryptonite sufficient damage has already been done. And since they didn't hold a burn I will be using the experience as fuel for my upcoming mixtape Keep It Trini 2 (check the first one Keep It Trini). Face out.