As you might have noticed, this album is in the format of a book because I feel this album contains classic literature. The Preface is the introduction to the introduction, explaining the meaning of the LIFE SENTENCE concept for this album, and the demise of Stepdaddy and his re-birth as A.W.O.L.
The preface/spiritual breakfast/I'mma show who I am/a comeback so grand I had Lazerus saying, "Damn!"
FIRST & FOREMOST (INTRO)/SERMON ON THE MIC
This track further introduces the LIFE SENTENCE concept, and at the same time thanking God Almighty first and foremost, giving Him the glory for the talent He has blessed me with. Some of the lyrics reflect excerpts from The Sermon on the Mount, told by Jesus of Nazereth in the book of Matthew, hence the subtitle, Sermon on the Mic.
I've been at the end of myself/so lyrically I had to reinvent myself/like a Born-again Christian/I am one/despite my meal in hell's kitchen/physical-spiritual livin'/you got 2 ears/but only one mouth/shut up & listen/my existence is a life sentence
THE REFORMATION (A LYRICIST'S DREAM)
A.W.O.L. displays his displeasure with the deceptive tactics of the Hip Hop industry along with some rappers who try to portray a fabricated image, misleading many Hip Hop fans.
I'll have these paid sinners/collapsing like the Trade Center/Downtown Manhattan/yeah I frowned that it happened/but it's still God who I depend upon/so when I'm rappin'/I won't lose an angle like the Pentagon/don't get me wrong/my country I've defended strong before any tragedy/born to be a soldier on my right arm they tatted me/so that it means/adapt,overcome,and accomplish my mission/so on my competition I stay a leg up/like a dog pissin'/supreme comprehension as if I 'm omniscient
AHEAD OF MY TIME
I feel that I am ahead of my time, meaning my lyrics, my concepts, and my style is uncommon and futuristic, therefore many people aren't quite ready for what I have brung to the table.
lyrical expert/I'm yet to do my best work/this album is sponsored by the Psychic Network/I turn a prophet into a play-by-play announcer/I tear da club up then get frisked by the bouncer/I decapitate rappers/and keep a-head of y'all/forget daylight savings/keep my clock ahead in the fall/A.W.O.L. and I'm/so ahead of my time/I can impregnate a dime just from the lust in my mind
DEVIL IN A BLUE THONG
This is a story about a man who gets seduced by a extraordinarily sexy woman, has an intimate encounter, only to realize he has sinned and needs to stop seeing this woman. It turns out that this woman is not who she claimed to be, but actually is a "man-izer" who is out to ruin him.
I was approached by this chick with more curves than Hershisher/had a blunt in her mouth/searchin' for a lighter/so I supplied her/hypnotized by her eyes of fire/hazel--3 rings in each ear plus one in her navel/she had the body of a goddess/a face of an angel/and the outfit she had on/man!no one could fade her/she seemed too much to handle yo/forget a camel toe/word to my uncle/this girl had a moose knuckle/peeped her staring just below my belt buckle/couldn't help but chuckle/jumped in her apple-red Jag/couldn't resist double-D's with that natural sag/to her pad to get my groove on/devil with a blue thong
SPRAIN YO NECK
Just to prove that life isn't all seriousness, this wacky, comical track filled with battle-rap lyrics captivates you with the chorus: Yeah/I got the game in check/popped my collar so hard that I sprained my neck/yeah/ I got these dames in check/they turned to look so fast that they sprained their necks/if you a gangsta/throw it up and bang your set/if you a balla/go ahead and floss the chain on your neck/but if you're like me and you came to emcee/keep spittin that fire and gain your respect. With guest appearances by Morgo the Only Child and Celebrity, and a baseline that you can really get down and crip walk to, this track is sure to make you bop your head 'till you sprain yo neck!
Come wrong/I'll make you gone by puttin' 2 bombs/in your Yukon/make ya crumble like croutons/if ya can't afford a casket/I'll bury you in a futon/now everybody see ya when they turn the news on/get my point across like multiplying decimals/just to let ya know/you're not on my level/I ain't got time to play with you/just order my troops to shoot like Rae Carruth
This track explains the demise of Stepdaddy and the re-birth of A.W.O.L. as an emcee. A.W.O.L., which stands for Anotha Way Of Livin', tells about his new motives for his music, and how Stepdaddy represented his foul, demented ways. This song also tells about how wicked the music industry is, and that it basically rejects any music/aritists that reflects God or His Son, Jesus Christ.
Let me tell the real/no longer concerned with a record deal/I refuse to get on the microphone/and promote lifestyles I don't condone/even if I'm the only one in the ciphe/rappin' all alone/I'm crossing over/like the legs of Sharon Stone/instead of a beaver/I'll show you the truth/make you a believer/alienated like Sigourney Weaver/my style is wide open/like a sorry wide receiver/no need to deceive ya/if I performed at Summer Jam/I'd probably have less than a hundred fans/but those who chose to stay/it's the truth they understand/I cause malice in wonderland/for exposing the other man/cause many choose to re-enact the backdraft like Donald Sutherland (hell)
This track displays the lyrics and style of Stepdaddy, as he is let out of his cage for a couple verses. Wack emcees beware; Stepdaddy will tear you a new one! SD (Step Daddy) equals an MC to the second power with his sick battle rappin' skillz!
SD/you'll remember me like the Titans/the O.G. white guy like George Mikan/my style off the hook like a Johnny Cochran client/no denyin'/I'm killing Goliaths/use a microphone as a slingshot/get caught with a beat down worse than Rodney King got/the ladies call me hot/ya know/'cause I can hit the G spot/but you don't want me to get pissed off like a penis head/I'll put the gun in your mouth and make ya eat the lead
THE SON OF RAP
This masterfully written song is written in first person but describes Jesus of Nazereth, told by John in the New Testament. The only difference is that it uses Hip Hop terminology, hence the title Son of Rap instead of Son of God.
I heard the voice of hip hop/"let's make emcees in our image/who shall I send until it is finished?"/don't think about seeing me/(The Son of Rap)/that makes me a hip hop deity/never thirst again for the real if you believe in me/what I'm conceived to me/born of a virgin/my style has never been touched/I live eternal/my clock has never been punched/as the prophets have told/I have origins of old/of ancient times with sacred rhymes/why have you forsaken mine?
THE RUBIX CUBE (THE REALEST I EVER WROTE)
I call myself the Human Rubix Cube, meaning I am diverse, I contain many colors, with many "sides" to me, with many interests, and a unique perspective on life. This is like an autobiography of my soul, explaining why I believe what I believe, and why I do some of the things I do, and also my perspective on music.
with the help of my savior/I go one-on-one with the devil like Swartzeneggar/lyrics sharper than razors/this album is like Psalms 2003 until infinity/lyrically/spit sick bars injected with sars/who's gettin' with me?/it won't happen like finding signs of life on Mars/or the Amish drag racing Mormons in cars
With a guest appearance by Morgo the Only Child, this track contains battle rhymes that are just SICK! That's why the title of this track is "FLU" Shotz.
lyrically I damage a man/I'm too sick for the average fan/you lookin' down at R.Kelly?/who ya think was the camera man?/my style untouchable/I put Hammer to work/the way I'm running these kids/set off the amber alert/'cause I summon these youngins to comin' like I was Phil Drummond/spit a verse they disperse/like Forrest Gump they still runnin'
HEAD 2 TOE
This lyrical masterpiece displays that I'm incredible from Head 2 Toe. I use various parts of the human anatomy to create witty punchlines, sure to raise your eyebrows!
I've been through situations more hairy than Cousin It/and I'm headstrong because of it/now I'm lyrically runnin' sh*t/like cheetahs deficatin'/heads I'm breakin/I'm an animal/I feed you knowledge like Hannibal/until you're full of yourself/you can have 20 inch biceps and couldn't pull up yourself/I don't hate you/just trying to break through like infants teething/God only nose how long I'll stay breathing/but be fearful/even when my lips are sealed I can/still give you an earful with a record drum/most rappers are full of hot air like a desert lung
SEX, LIES, & SACRIFICE
The true story of my fall out with my ex-fiance. R&B singer J-Splash adds incredible harmony to a romantic, but sad story.
agreed close ties to mob families/insanity!/married the mob with fingers crossed/a deal that was flawed/it was awful senseless/you didn't think of the consequences/all the riches & luxuries that came with it/(blinded you)/money is not the reason I stayed ridin' with you/I knew you made a bad mistake/I wanted to guide you through/but still you sacrificed it all just to come see me/you lied to your whole family just to be with me/even though your marriage wasn't consumated/I still hated it/you went too far to turn back and your deal was violated
An ideal track to perform at shows, A.W.O.L. displays the lyrical skillz that can result in a STANDING OVATION.
it's true/anybody can talk the talk/but you're a feminine specimen/full of estrogen/while I walk the walk like a homeless pedestrian/against me you're going down quicker than two lesbians/lyrical Eric Gagne when I grab the mic it's over/and even when I open the show/I'm the closer/these other rappers are skateboarders and they're posers/'cause I'm that emcee that ya can't get close ta/when I'm through you'll be seeing more angels than Mike Scioscia
A.W.O.L., Morgo the Only Child, Big Sloan, Mista Fro, and Nomad form a group that stands for The Rawest U Ever Saw (T.R.U.E.S.). This track is a free for all, displaying dominant lyrical skillz.
my brain is the engine that drives these lyrics within me/words so powerful I'm asked if it comes with a Hemmey/when sippin' Remy give emcees facials like Reginald Denny/or Castor Troy/ask your boy if you should come against me/don't tempt me to do a drive by on a ten-speed/put 9 millimeter holes in your Bentley/I gently/make believers via speakers murder definitely/justifiable homicide on the mic/ I kill swiftly
As a counterpart to E-40's "Captain Save-A-Ho," Lois Lane represents the 'Ho' that the Captain is trying to save. This track describes the typical, scandalous, gold-diggin', fastlife hoochie that "puts in on" a man to blind him of her ways.
sure to bring hardships/the epitome of a harlot/no sympathy/if it ain't a 500/she gets carsick/money is her god/that's how she choose guys/could care less about your long rod or your shoe size/hypnotized by lickin her lips and her blue eyes/double D boob size and hella thick two thighs/back yard with many acres/cryptonite couldn't fade her/make ya climax back-to-back like the Lakers
THE END (OF MYSELF)
This track explains the personal struggle of spiritual warfare in my life. It also summarizes my adolescence up to the present time, and how I finally realized that I needed Jesus Christ as my personal Lord & Savior, because without Him, this world and this life is hopeless! But before I realized this, I had to continuously "crash and burn" and come to the conclusion that God's way is better than My way. This is what I call, coming to THE END of myself, when the only other option is to humbly ask God to forgive my sins and to save me from His coming wrath and my personal destruction.
I was in the dark headed for a dead end/because I'm hardheaded/I tried to do things my way but I kept failing/when I finally did things God's way it was smooth sailing/now I'm stuck between two worlds like a sandwhich/I've broken 9 out of the 10 Commandments/I don't have a foot on both sides/I walk on the fence/when I realize my sins/I want to repent/before Christ my life was a mess but now I've been blessed/the income justifies the means and then some/I got everything I want in life but a wife/I know the Lord will send one/a new trend for myself/to know truth/I had to come to the end of myself
DEATH SENTENCE (OUTRO)
On this track, Stepdaddy officially gets put to rest; A.W.O.L. 4 life!!! I use all of the names of the songs on this album on this final verse, wrapping up this classic piece of literature, LIFE SENTENCE.