Big Quarters

Big Quarters

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Brothers Brandon Allday & Medium Zach are the Minneapolis based, Mexican-American rap-duo Big Quarters. Their new self-produced project "Somos No Joke" drops November, 23rd 2012 (CD/Digital). Related Artists: Brother Ali, Atmosphere, I Self Devine, Toki Wright and Doomtree.

Biography

Brothers Brandon Allday & Medium Zach are the Minneapolis based, Mexican-American rap-duo Big Quarters. After releasing their third studio album ("Party Like A Young Commie" - 2011), they were invited to join Atmosphere on the 2nd Annual Welcome to Minnesota Tour. The music video for the song "Good Look" ("From the Home of Brown Babies & White Mothers" - 2009) was featured on MtvU & Mtv2. Their self-produced debut album ("Cost of Living" - 2007) earned recognition as Best Hip-Hop by Star Tribune and Popmatters.com. Their new project "Somos No Joke" drops November, 23rd, 2012.
Brandon & Zach are co-founders of the Twin Cities production event "Last of the Record Buyers." As educators, they developed a hip-hop songwriting and production program (called "Beats & Rhymes") currently used with young people in the Minneapolis YMCA. Past workshop and program sites include: La Oportunidad, Hope Community, Inter District Downtown School, Pillsbury United Communities and McNally Smith College of Music. As producers, they've worked with Brother Ali, I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Sims, Musab, Power Struggle, and Mankwe.

Lyrics

Good Look

Written By: Z. Bagaason; B. Bagaason

Artist: Big Quarters
Album: From the Home of Brown Babies & White Mothers
Song: Good Look

[Chorus]
it's looking like something i've seen before
but somehow we're gonna have to do it our way
yeah i know it's not the way it was before
but somehow we're gonna have to find our own way

x2
independent made ground
industry breaks down
what else are you coming with
it's not grinding if it don't feel like punishment

[Brandon Allday]
come together like new birth, allday a trooper
my northern slang overhang like a yuper
spend dough i don't have like AIG
they still speak of brandon allday highly
anticipated pages full of red white and green
like lowrider magazine playing this song please roll by slow
got a 1200 plugged to the 05 pro chopping boom boom click

[Medium Zach]
suggested prerequisite for grooves that hiss
at 10 Khz made my songs similar to
primo, pete rock, rza's work
in it for decade, then I saw
hardware dinosaur, best way? not no more
you can estimate when end days will find us all
or use time to solve your problems by tomorrow

[Chorus]
get what you put in
proofs in the pudding
made in an instant
wouldn't taste your cooking - good looking

x2
independent made ground
industry breaks down
what else are you coming with
it's not grinding if it don't feel like punishment

[Medium Zach]
brothers work close like wilsons, not owen
could have got us a loan
but still gonna put it out on our own
break even, few dollars got us affording
brothers in business, not cohens
though minnesotans, if you didn't notice
brother's brown skin not showing
for 6-7 months of cold, underexposed

[Brandon Allday]
own spin on a pivotal role
call it a fingerprint all this a stimulant
couple years since i last spoke to my brother phil
could go a couple more he my brother still
let your hips dip like a baptism
zip pop lock lips against fascism
profane call it sacrelige ok perhaps it is

[Chorus]
it's looking like something i've seen before
but somehow we're gonna have to do it our way
yeah i know it's not the way it was before
but somehow we're gonna have to find our own way

x2
independent made ground
industry breaks down
what else are you coming with
it's not grinding if it don't feel like punishment

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"Good Look" produced by Medium Zach
http://www.bigquarters.com
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Perfect Match

Written By: Z. Bagaason; B. Bagaason

Artist: Big Quarters
Album: Party Like A Young Commie
Song: Perfect Match

[Medium Zach]
no luck in serena's fourth title
luck of the draw luck in the lotto
every organ in our body not vital
mine need company for the ride though
vision impaired didn't see clear
cute couple wife and i wear a similar pair yeah
teaming up like arnold and devito
cube and tucker french fries and a gyro
gas passing feeling burned
natural cure salt is an antacid
waking up can't find my fat glasses
frame fitting for my size randy jacksons
line up til i see symmetry
trim the tree finicky with my imagery
set it on a coaster limo and a chauffeur
reflection pets dressed like their owners
bored with an easy win might be funny
still i take a challenge like free money
hungry for whatever's on the dish
all created equal please consider when you tip

[Chorus]

the perfect match
burns bright at first
I learn to make it last
make it last

[Brandon Allday]
i'd like to send a shout out to jesus
and all the death his name has inspired
how could i differentiate the true to life
without the clergy stamped and certified liars
cold earth put a fleece on
out for a deal and put the groupon
measure my pride by the decibel
gun powder in the sky over occupied mexico
not family oriented hour
jumpoline castle bouncer little mermaid on the towel
stress eating at his stomach lining
colonized mind keep eating at his conscience
roadkill cooking clean it add ramen
struggle til death death only promise
W-B-E-Z don't tell me
feed him til he sleeping leave him laying on his belly
i don't bluff on the cross or the cuffs
carlos held him outside the red dragon
saw his eyes open as he bled to his passing
all for the colors but their colors were matching imagine

[Chorus]

the perfect match
burns bright at first
I learn to make it last
make it last

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"Perfect Match" produced by Bold Illin
http://www.bigquarters.com
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C'mon

Written By: B. Bagaason

Artist: Big Quarters
Album: Party Like A Young Commie
Song: C'mon

[Brandon Allday]
live out the midwest
where i came to earth and the place i rest
in love with a sorceress
she understand my lingo

brought her a bouquet fresh from the farmers market
she walk the skyway dress business attire
i pull up in the jetta at the time she expecting
still wearing the clothes i slept in

lifestyle of the creative hustler
author and publisher for the love of rap
my names brandon allday
thats my little brother medium

keep my window fan on indian land
great mississippi introduce a westside
chicano to a westbank hippie
big quarters since birth been lippy

just my line of thinking
thought it then ink it if they love it uplink it
he like big baby on the boards
check my birth name in the credits on the score

[Chorus]
c'mon c'mon x4

[Brandon Allday]
i got something cooking round tummy showing
party like a young commie i think the time approaching
hopped out saint joes in the 50s
now her sons known for flipping records and getting busy

tied up like akeelah and the beat losing
eating sweat marthas and the heat looming
i catch wreck when the stylus catching
m-44-7s popping like pete grooving

decor in my home look latin
style authentic dont come out the package
avoid the drink keep the smoke out the lung
he grown man now he do both of them

civilian garments 7 inches out the bargain
since an infant ive been out the margin
yeah gift for the host
unsigned undiagnosed heres a toast

[Chorus]
c'mon c'mon x4

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"C'mon" produced by Brandon Allday
http://www.bigquarters.com
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Discography


Big Quarters' releases include:
Cost of Living (2007); Zip Disks Break (2007); Fall In Love EP (2008) From the Home of Brown Babies & White Mothers (2009); Zip Disks Break II (2009); Party Like A Young Commie (2011); Somos No Joke (2012)

Set List

Playing Favorites from "Party Like A Young Commie" (2011) and "From the Home of Brown Babies & White Mothers" (2009). Premiering songs from "Somos No Joke" (2012).