Andy Venture

Andy Venture

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AndyVenture's music IS an adventurous mix of lyrics,beats and loops of every genre of popular music in the global village.Based on the pillars of classic hip hop, and representative of the true innovative nature of Trinidad culture, his set includes:calypso, reggae, jazz, soca and of course, HIP HOP

Biography

MC Andy Venture has emerged from headspins to lyrical acrobatics. As a teenager Venture was a b-boy, being an avid fan of hip hop and culture. This eclectic performer is a visual artist/ storyteller who lyrically conjures images of contemporary West Indian life on all levels, like a sort of island news channel. He touches on most topics, love, club life, money, and society in general, pasted on a collage of urban island hip hop/dancehall/soca.

Inspired by the increasing emergence of Trinidad artists, Venture migrated to the indigenous genre known as Rapso in the early 90's, considered by many to be the "rap of calypso". He "cut his teeth" with a socially conscious track entitled "I Don't Feel To Cry" at the 1997 Rapso Fest, which won the favour of the more popular rapso exponents Brother Resistance, Kindred and Ozy Merrique Jr. (now Ozy Majic).

While studying Visual Art and Design at the University of the West Indies, he enjoyed spirited public response and media attention in 1999 and 2000 when he initiated "The Honey and Lime Tour". This joint art and music project, served as a launch pad for emerging, cutting-edge artists such as himself, setting ablaze social hotspots across the land.

From this experience, Venture was moved to dig deep and churn out underground hits such as the somewhat angry yet pertinent crime drama "T.E.E.F.= Total Extent of Extreme Folly", the mellowed-out "Tropical Relaxation", and "Moneymaker!".

In 2007, Andy Venture released ''Let U Know'', a "groove'' soca track, the video for which enjoyed heavy rotation on local and regional television stations. He is poised to release his full length album, "THE REMEDY" early in 2008.

With the emphasis on the word 'venture' in his name which basically means dare (to go), this artist injects smooth poetic flows as well as powerful militant styling to your earspace. Employing Trinidad vernacular as the exclamation point in the mix, linking oral traditions such as rap, dancehall, reggae, calypso and soca, plus vibes to make you dance, Andy Venture is determined to show and prove, and so appeal to many in his musical journey.

His musical influences are: A Tribe Called Quest, KRS ONE, The Mighty Sparrow, Pubilc Enemy, Supercat, Lord Nelson, and Prince

Lyrics

MoneyMaker

Written By: Andre Allong

(process...)

Chorus:
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey
play hey
play hey
(lemme tell you 'bout her)

Verse 1
Smally goin to party but she dont know what to wear
all she know she got to look expensive and dear
new stylee for the clothes new style for the hair
Donna Karn shoe four ninety-nine a pair

Smally take a taxi up to Long Circular Mall
smally gone shoppin cause she know she money tall
all now last year she humble and weak
but all that change since the Lotto last week

The gal know she nice cause she know she cah done
she got the money tie up in a mutual fund
The gal know she nice cause she know she cah buss
cause she put some first inna de Unit Trust

Chorus
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey

Put up your hand if you makin' money
wine around if you makin money
jump around if you makin money yes
set up yourself if you makin money..

ay yay....

comin out to play..
Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey!

Verse 2
Sista makin money with she big salary
that she get with she university degree
she drivin a nice car that paint burgundy
Ah kinda shame to say it but she makin more than me

The gal know she nice cause she know she cah done
she got the money tie up in a mutual fund
The gal know she nice cause she know she cah buss
cause she put some first inna de Unit Trust

Chorus:
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey

Put up your hand if you makin' money
wine around if you makin money
jump around if you makin money yes
set up yourself if you makin money..

ay yay....

comin out to play..
Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey!

ay yay....

comin out to play..
Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey!

Rap:

Sweet senorita
rakin in your dinera
credit cards representative of all your skrilla
oui m'amselle I am that kinda fella
want to be witcha put you high upon a pillar
1234 so tired of the see saw
one life to live and a son to provide for
none cah front cause every thing done paid for
and if your funds diminish well.. you just make more
baby self sufficient and she independent
homeboy come around and you dont want one cent
fat bank account overflowin non stop
do what you want what's up
ay hey

Chorus:
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play
di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di-da-di-day..
all them Money makin' gal a-comin out to play hey

Put up your hand if you makin' money
wine around if you makin money
jump around if you makin money yes
set up yourself if you makin money..

ay yay....

comin out to play..
Money makin' gal a-comin out to play

TEEF aka The Total Extent of Extreme Folly

Written By: Andre Allong

A teef last week was a-creepin when a sleep
when he take a hat a mine offa my clothesline
that swine
want a three line..'cross he back man
ah waitin on meh roof like BATMAN
ah really plannin for yuh ass
the real meanin of planasse
your operation can't last after I get shaft
neighbourhood watch have you walkin with a crutch
make you learn once and for all
to see and don't touch, plus
I know I'm a Midnite Robber
but I ain't go rob ya
I's not that kinda brother
and ah sure you black like me too
but ah take you out tonite you little grimy parasite
tie up your buss head with blue cloth you blight
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night
say ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night
ah really don't like no

Chorus:
You got to ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

say ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night
ah really don't like no...

Verse 2
It was a cool December eve
a day ah nearly grieve
desperation step up times two
and what it is they do
that crew of two mad ass
try to step up and trespass
to get backlash...see
they couldn't pass the grade
they come with a homemade
they push it thru the window
they buss twice he nearly fade
he get hit but the fools didn't know he woulda buss back
scattershot flyin' in the pitch black
I say they ask for that lucky it wasn't the hollow point
or else they woulda be pickin up pieces from here to Crown Point
you get my point?
yeah a bullet lodged in he jaw
he had to spend a week down in Ward 24
a casualty of war against all petty teef
and if u doh stop I will put out some o' yo teeth
if u doh stop I will put out some o' yo teeth
if u doh stop I will put out some o' yo teeth

Chorus:
You got to ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

say ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night
ah really don't like no...

(Bridge)

Verse 3
So what you want me do?
exercise my citizen powers
and wait for the police to come next two hours?
the place full a robbers
some of them is skullduggers
some of them is skullbussers
is only a set a jokers
a set of Ben Stillers
and a set of Chris Tuckers
is the V for Vendetta
and the V for Andy Venture

Chorus:
You got to ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

ride out
buss it
make a turn
Right....
ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night

say ah really don't like no
TEEF in the night
ah really don't like no...

Discography

2007 - The Remedy
2008 - Undeniable MixTape CD
2008 - Open Wide

Set List

Moneymaker!
T.E.E.F. aka The Total Extent of Extreme Folly
I Know A Gurl Named Soo
Let U Know
Episode
Misrepesenters
Raid
D.I.D.O.
Cosmo Gyal
Groovay
Trinidad
Tropical Relax
Katrina
Kindaman
Swing to my Agenda
Nuthin but a Party