The Alchemystics 2006

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The Alchemystics:

Phaze - vocals
MC Force - vocals
Jay Metcalf - keyboards
Demse Zullo - drums
Garrett Sawyer - bass

Liner Note:
Welcome to the world of the Alchemystics. You hold in your hand a labor of love. The band entered the studio in late 2005, recording their self-titled debut and quickly became immersed in the project. With an album nearly ready for distribution, the group decided to rerecord some of the tracks with new member, Force, and to invite guests from around their home-base of the Pioneer Valley. What began as a simple re-tracking process took on a life of its own. This special pre-release features some of the finest talent the Valley has to offer and is indicative of the intense love these artists have for their craft

Additional Musical Contributions By:

Stash and Jana Bird - trumpet & sax on tracks 2, 3, & 6
DJ Theory - tracks 1, 6, & 7
Brian Bender - melodica on track 5
Jonathon Dorr - guitar on track 8
Steve Crow - guitar on track 4
I-Shea - vocals on track 8

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7 recorded at Northfire Recording Studio
Tracks 5 & 8 recorded at Caboose 2 Zion Studio

Produced by Demse Zullo and Garrett Sawyer
Mixed and Mastered by Garrett Sawyer at Northfire Recording Studio

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released September 1, 2006

All songs written by T. Zullo, G. Perry, J. Metcalf, G. Sawyer, and L. Perez
2006 The Alchemystics LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The Alchemystics Northampton, Massachusetts

The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; deep, driving rhythms; irresistible hooks; and old-school vocal harmonies. ... more

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Track Name: Fire feat. DJ Theory
Fire (partial lyrics)

1st Verse - Force:

uh oh the intro’s the same the flow changed to bang the streets
no language contains the range of slang to explain the heat
I bring to the table, Cable wouldn’t X-Force see
seemingly arranging fables when I’m blazing the beat
Got the haze? won’t hesitate if Phaze will pass me the piece.
I know at least a few associates who earned their degrees
an unspeakable need to bring life to the scene
Breathe atomic radiation like I rose from the seas
mutated by nuclear weapons to crush you with ease
citizens flee. The reason for the constant decline
of wack rappers are the torches I ignite with my mind
tortoise and hare. how y’all appear ahead all the time
but I’m slow dancing baby catch me all on my grind
peep the diagram, no kinda fan will cool this down
so the fans will understand when we burn through your town.

Chorus:

Fire
from the North to the South
Alchemystics are here and we turn the party out
Fire
starters of the set y’all know what to expect
straight heat that’s it
Fire
nobody will doubt this water couldn’t douse this
evacuate now kids
Fire
see it burns in our souls and we can’t let it go
so we gotta give ya more

3rd Verse - Force:

On your mark get set a sedative couldn't stop me
my rhetorics kinda cocky competitive like I’m boxing
it’s evident how I’m talking you better run out and cop me
there’s never been a better let alone dead or alive
letting it slide in, no identifiable weakness
reside in your speakers, your highs and your tweeters
decided to reach ya, speech like a seizure
of seismic proportion distortions are frequent
checking the frequency, your freaks with me if ya miss her
meeting my zipper no need for me to paint you a picture
pretty simple an instrumental and a couple of bars
hit a couple of bars, then it’s up in the car
pump a little Debarge and it’s on and this
is the very definition of pimposterous
lobsters, shrimp, the whole nine over the fence
you know it’s a hit. the instant a sentence is spit.
Track Name: Rap Star feat. Ray Hendricks
Rap Star (partial lyrics)

1st Verse - Force:

the situation is this I see a chick who catches my eye
flash me a smile, listen I’m that type of guy
who won’t approach less provoked
so i’m clearin my throat walking up talking bout
uh uhm excuse me, yo I hope you
were feeling the show, were you feeling the flow?
if so let me know and then we can go
someplace a little more quite can’t deny it
girl what’s your name? spitting game’s what I’m trying
confident? mostly when I’m rockin this mic
I get compliments mostly when I’m rocking this mic
now it’s obvious you the only one that I like
it’s just common sense, that’s why we’re talking aight.
feeling alright, a full moon like it’s brandy
hand me another drink, in a blink and I’m standing
right next to ya, can I confess to ya
what I’d like to do to ya. move to the groove

Chorus - Ray Hendricks:

Now I gotta chance to know ya
Stop playing I know the game's over
As time wears thin we'll factor in where we'll be
When we're ...
Tell me what's up cuz I wanna know
It gets me on a high when you're taking things slow
Now lets give it a shot
Let me know if you're ready or not

2nd Verse - Phaze:

Chorus -

3rd Verse - Force:

Now come on y’all, the clocks ticking the plot thickens
I spot women talking and gossiping
all sending me vibes my sentence designed
to simply have you sit on the sideline speaking your mind.
cause what do ya like ma honestly
I’m trying to be the one with whom you want to leave
and pardon me for being so bold but hold the phone
your mobile phone number is all I want
I won’t front I’m up in the front when you hear the bass thump
tearing it up making the club jump
making you say something like I usually don’t do this
but “oooh he’s too cute let’s get to moving”
using the universal, explain how it works to ya
when words won’t work what we do
use gestures no doubt the rest will come and try an test
let’s see how far it gets em
Track Name: Homecoming feat. Ras Jahn
Homecoming (partial lyrics)

Chorus

Living like a lion
Tryin to get to Zion
It's my destination
Part of my imagination
2x

1st Verse - Phaze:

Chorus

2nd Verse - Force

Y’all are impatient, my bad you deserve my regrets
you’re right I don’t like getting checks since I earned your respect
and gratitude yea it’s enough I love starving to eat
only able to go to sleep knowing that you moved your feet
and all the daps and pats on the back
what’s ups and that’s phat make up for the fact
that y’all don’t even listen to half of the words that I said
I hurt my head trying to write hoping that one in fifty might
just gain some insight it’s quite caustic
this topic often has me in rage I authored this page
a day after I learned that I’m a
waste of time I’m making rhymes trying to cope with the shock
I offered a lot revealed my feelings through this hip hop
like it or not it’s cool but it’s all I can do
presenting my views through music got nothing to lose
but something to prove. to who?
what I’m wondering too but one thing is true
we’re coming and our time is past due
cuz we've been...

Chorus

Bridge - Ras Jahn:

Chorus
Track Name: Ghetto Youth
Ghetto Youth (partial lyrics)



3rd Verse - Force:

Y’all trying to get out, I’m trying to get in
and I can’t sleep a wink till this ink from my pen
leaks through streets the reason I keep all these beats
in my reach is finding some peace
now put it together how could we ever live in a better time
when every rhyme they ever design
is violence, sex and trying to shine
how would you define an entity
literally mentally meddling heavily
or would it be better to let it seem currency
currently crushes all our dreams
meaning when obvious problems are solved it revolves around cost
and I’m forced to resort as a means to an ends
any means to get ends, never taking a loss
I often get caught on a catch 22 on the choose your adventure tip
but it’s hard to get rich when the system designed to deny every bit
think I’m losing my grip I feel I’m slipping if I slip in these sheets
so that’s the reason we can’t stay out these streets.
Track Name: Light It Up
Light It Up (partial lyrics)

Chorus
Roll it up, light it up, then smoke it up
Roll it up, light it up, then smoke it up
If you wanna get high and you don't give a fuck
Then put your hands high now
2X

1st Verse - Phaze:

Chorus

2nd Verse - Force:

I’m all alone in my room got the bass turned up
blunt rolled, ready to hit it like Ike turner
tracks attracting me and actually it’s got me hooked
pull out the rhyme book and that’s all that it took
I’m in the zone, look now baby all on my grind
spine tingling, they jingling baby, Go head baby, I’m
so focused on the beat I done missed work
five times this week and still can’t sleep
my eating habits have changed and I locked myself in
my girlfriends pissed cause my clothes are smelling
neighbors keep yelling can you turn that shit down
NO that’s why I can’t sign a lease in this town.

Chorus

Chorus
Track Name: Wine feat. Prowla
Wine (partial lyrics)

Chorus

1st Verse - Phaze:

Chorus

2nd Verse - Prowla:

Chorus

Bridge - Force:

this song should come with a warning
as soon as it’s on all the dance floors are swarming
this damsel is gorgeous dancehall is gonna
get all y’all involved. got a problem. I’ll solve it
ignore inhibitions get down to the rawness
we all gotta let loose it’s totally harmless
guess that I’m honest to say that conscious
to see that girl shaking and It’s making me want her
synonymous often with arson it’s fire
course through your veins like you’re touching the wire
want to see some lighters come on put em higher
just getting started I know you ain’t tired
my oh my my eyes on the prize
thighs, breast, chest yes need a breath rest
pause back to the topic at hand
this here is your chance y’all better start dancing

Chorus