A.M.P.

A.M.P.

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The A.M.P. is a family. Afflicted Music Productions, Anger Management Program, Advance My People or Ask My Partner... A.M.P. is the truth, through music.

Biography

A.M.P. – What does it all mean?
The acronym “A.M.P.” could stand for: All My People, Acknowledge My Presence, Afflicted Music Productions, All Mighty Poets & Producers, All Must Pray or perhaps the most fitting to the three man ensemble, Anger Management Program.
Flipout is one of the most well known figures in the Vancouver hip hop community. As a DJ, he has worked extensively over the last 8 years, both in Vancouver’s top clubs and for several radio stations. He currently holds it down on The BEAT 94.5fm (Vancouver) as both an on air personality and mix show DJ. Flipout has shown intense dedication, skill and respect for the basic hip hop elements: He is the founder of the legendary Vancity b -boy squad, Contents Under Pressure; he is sought-after as a producer, having composed beats for such known recording artists as Sondoobie, Checkmate, the Rascalz and of course A.M.P. Flipout was crowned as the undisputed “freestyle” emcee champion of Vancouver and his mic control and vocal theatrics are showcased as a rapper for A.M.P.
Verbal Venom is the other key vocalist in the group. He is often used as Flipout's decoy and the two are commonly mistaken as brothers. However, these two sons of Portuguese immigrants are actually 1st cousins, and this connection of blood can be felt in their onstage chemistry. Venom has been writing and rapping for more than half his life and sometimes carries on his daily conversations speaking entirely in prose. He has an impressive vocal delivery, combining wit and cynicism in his rhymes.
Zak Santiago is the DJ of the group and has been a successful club and radio DJ in Canada and Europe throughout the last decade. A professional film and television actor, dancer and classically trained musician, Zak brings a complete and distinct energy as a performance artist. He and Flipout together form the wildly popular DJ duo “Los Hermanos Libres”.
These three share an infinite common bond. The founding date of A.M.P. is October 23rd 1999. That was the night Flipout and Venom were involved in a head-on car collision in which their good friend and Flipout’s wifey of five years Maria, was killed instantly. In July of the previous year, Zak’s fiancee Tatiana, a friend to these men, was killed in a similar tragedy. These incredibly coincidental events inform A.M.P.’s voice to the very core. As true artists, A.M.P.’s, passion is their greatest attribute. Their live shows are powerful displays of raw emotion. A.M.P have managed to capture this emotion in the studio, press it onto wax and then relate it to their listeners, touching hearts, minds and souls with their music…
A.M.P. : www.ampfamily.com

Lyrics

A.M.P. Army

Written By: Flipout & Verbal Venom & Savage Beats

AMP Army – A.M.P.
Produced by A.M.P.
Written by: A.M.P.

Intro adlibs:

Jacked.
Yeah, surprise.

4-3-2…

Drop

(Flipout)

The curtain, my peoples is workin’, you peepin’ toms y’all need to stop lurkin’
You eyein’ talkin’ spyin’ cockblockin’
You don’t know the time you watch but stop clockin’
So we switch it.
Hit some other bitches, none of y’all business who we wanna chill with
And we flip shit
Steadily afflicted, readily equipped with shit to get you twisted.
Oh you missed it?
It’s a felony, a sickness, the melody’s ridiculous, you yellin’ who your click is…
But, we don’t really give a shit kid.
Drinks or hands we landing double fisted.
A.M.P. is the non-fictitious, pray to me and I’ll grant you your wishes.
Misses, MILFS, and mistresses
It’s not a diss, you bitch, it’s just…
It’s an ode to nightlife
Stain your brain with a load of white stripe
Now, you feel where I’m comin’ from.
Come and give the drummer some…

Chorus:

I’m gonna laugh at y’all…
While you standin’ lookin’ bored hold in’ up the wall
But I ain’t mad at y’all
Cause I’m an alcoholic too and I ain’t stoppin’ at all.

March to the bar, buy yourself a drink
Why we get drunk? It’s so we can’t think
So many problems, more than just one
Travel the world but girls we trust none
Well maybe one, now that’s wifey
Girl to leave my side is not likely
Stand strong let’s rock the party
And build a fam like a seven nation army…

(Venom)

Break yourself…
From the regular routine
You done fucked up going against my regime
Crush my dreams; I’ll die before that
Drop a hardcore track, spit out the war raps
Glorious scriptures with prestige to uplift ya
Can’t ignore the picture can’t define mixtures
Venomous sharpness, swimming where the sharks is
Take you to your darkest hour of life
Bowing to Christ, bounty on your happiness
Made you realize you paid a powerful price
Men of principal respect and honor
Y’all can hate, can’t crack my armor
Now you feel fear that your karma’s gonna get you?
Choose right from wrong yo, it won’t sweat you
Tap into my chi, while I’m working my “g”
That’s me, A.M.P. Nilttron six – g (6000)

A.M.P. /East West Connection/Section 6 Remix

(Bishop)

Yo, Get off the wall, what chu think you Michael Jackson?
Put your drinks up when a psycho’s rappin’
Chicks in the club say they like my fashion
Wanna take the kid home cause they love my action
Hung like a horse, balls like a hippo
Light the blunts so bitch pass me the zippo
Money been tripled with A.M.P.
Remix with Bishop, now they hatin’ me!
But I keep the club crunk while the geetars playin’
I don’t give a fuck what these retards sayin’, I’m layin’
Down the law, found at bars
Last call! Okay! Surround the cars.
I’m callin shotgun, Flipout can drive
Venom got girls trying to strip in the ride
And I pull a hattrick, game is magic
Got my beats right, came with Savage
And we can’t lose kid, lock and load
And put a little twist on some rock and roll
Now I got to go with a bad chick behind me
Look around all night, still can’t find me…. Why?

Chorus

2003/2004 A.M.P. – Bank Of Portugal/Skill Trade Recordings

Best of Times

Written By: A.M.P.

“THE BEST OF TIMES” BY A.M.P.
featuring CHI TURNER
WRITTEN BY: P. CABRITA & N. MEALHA
PRODUCED BY: Flipout

Flipout:
It was the best of times, we never stressed the mind
We just connected the rhymes, play and press rewind
Now I’d like to welcome all these special guests of mine
To the A.M.P. Show, stands the test of time
These walls to break, they’re broken, we’ve spoken out
We coming, we’re here, we’ve ended the drought
You can’t stop it, you cop it, you like it
The record’s in stores, you get it, respect it
Yo, it’s getting’ hectic
The world is so crazy and it’s changing and it’s just so amazing and
The days be passing
The grind is rhymes, and written, spittin’ down onto tape
Now it’s time.
The wait is now over, we drunk and we sober, we’re soldiers
Of crunk and of style and of class and of funk and of soul
And we grow and we show
Exhibit our lives and we live it no lies
It’s time to rise and shine, what is it?
The sign of the times, you resign.
The A.M.P. is now.

Chorus (Chi Turner)
Back in school we used to dream about this everyday…
Could it really happen or do dreams just fade away
Then we started that rhyming and this rhyming feels good
So we started to flow and here we go
A.M.P.’s on the move

Venom:
Dreams clearer reflect through life like a mirror
One second glance the knowledge brings me nearer
Inciting wisdom locked up inside this prison
Spherical prism vibrating mechanism
Breathing organism inhaling the potent izm
Mainframe’s risen the artistic realism
Get you blown back stimulate your mind with known facts
Spazzing out drunk from cognac ya get thrown back
From explosive lyrical scriptures expose this spiritual picture
Ferocious prolifical mixture
Venom’s profound induced with lyrical compounds
Verbs and pronouns signifying the way it goes down
Relentless pursuit of truth given back to the youth
For which a positive future produce
Ya see I’ve conquered many gains and I suffered the worst loss
Even when I got pleasures of treasures I don’t floss
I don’t need your attraction for reaction
It’s all about the action and gaining the street crowd satisfaction!

Chorus (Chi Turner)
Back in school we used to dream about this everyday…
Could it ever happen or do dreams just fade away
Then we started that rhyming and this rhyming feels good
So we started to flow and here we go
A.M.P.’s just for you…

Flipout:
The music we make is afflicted, it’s something to relate to
We take you through these revolutionary breakthroughs
The way I said it, it’s just cause I’m a heavy cat
My head is packed with wack shit that should’ve set me back
I rep for that.
The issues, they tried to submerge me
Devils of the mind unearth me
And I remain astute
The thirteenth apostle with the gospel of truth

Venom:
I felt the foulness of this world
It made us feel stronger
Enforcing the thought that life lasts longer
Than the physical being, I’m freeing your mind
You know through hard times, Verbal Venom hard to find
I need to recharge to always come fully equipped
Full clips of rhymes to get you hit, I’ll get you split
Wide open, to reach the populace is what I’m hoping
We all got our rainy days, that we be coping…..

Chorus (Chi Turner)
Back in school we used to dream about this everyday…
Could it ever happen or do dreams just fade away
Then we started that rhyming and this rhyming feels good
So we started to flow and here we go
A.M.P.’s just for you…

2004 A.M.P. – Bank Of Portugal Records - Vancouver, Canada.

Lifestyle

Written By: A.M.P.

flipout:

We make music for life, we make music for light
We make the music that you like for All My People’s delight
So my people don’t fight but don’t give up the fight
For my people that have left and for my people’s that’s right here moving
Now, in the heat of the night, stopped for speeding through lights
While they’re speeding through life
Why you read them their rights? Why you not treatin’ em right?
I’m needing to write, hear me with the beat through the mic.
Take a seat and I might, hit you with all of my mite
In the face with a rhyme, I’m never wasting the time that I’m allotted
If I got it, then I get it on tape
Cuz if I wait and I forgot it? The moment escapes.
This is a freestyle, the paper shows no mistakes
My brain is moving a quicker pace than my hands so I wait….
Now look where you found me
In a White Room where Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

chorus:

They’re trying to say, “Flipout slow your speed”
“Save your money only buy what you need.”
Followers follow and leaders just lead.
And I’m a fuckin’ die trying hard to succeed ‘cause uh…
“This is the life that I lead”

This is the way we’re living nowadays
This is the way we survive
Every stage and everytime we play
We make our people get live
To all the youths who have just passed away
We made that promise, no lie.
We gon’ live that life that lived in you through us
Look in these eyes…

“This is life!”

venom:

Let’s take it from the top, never rakin in the winnings
But the light will never dimmin’ Verbal Venom still continuin’
Lived through the rough struggle, rose above the rumble
Poppin’ all you bubbles leave you openly in trouble
Took a few steps ahead, way over your head
But that’s alright, just go back to these words I said
Engraved in time, enslaved in rhyme
This is my fuckin’ life to the grave of mine
I remember Clark Park days playing ball for days damn,
Those were the days man, those were the days
Steady getting older, we losing some close soldiers
Life is getting bolder it’s like it’s sayin’ “I told ya!”
I told ya, didn’t I?
The price of real happiness is set real high, some die
Keeping true to my dreams
I’m pushing these rhymes schemes
This world ain’t what it seems getting pushed to extremes

chorus:

This is the way we’re living nowadays
This is the way we survive
Every stage and everytime we play
We make our people get live
To all the youths who have just passed away
We made that promise, no lie.
We gon’ live that life that lived in you through us
Look in these eyes…

They’re trying to say, “Flipout slow your speed”
“Save your money only buy what you need.”
Followers follow and leaders just lead.
And I’m a fuckin’ die trying hard to succeed ‘cause uh…
“This is the life that I lead”

2005 A.M.P. Productions Inc.

Discography

Today Yesterday / Seventh Sign / A.M.P. Anthem
12" Single on Bank Of Portugal Records

A.M.P. Army b/w In The Neighborhood
12" Single and Video on Much Music (A.M.P. Army)
on Bank Of Portugal Records

Spins on all major canadian urban radio stations.

Set List

Show is usually 10-15 minutes long. Live musicians sometimes accompany the group as well as special guest mc's and b-boys as well.