Cadence

Cadence

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Cadence is like the love child of Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. He is an MC, a poet, a political activist, a comedian and an artist. In an industry rife with materialism and negativity, Cadence brings a refreshing outlook on life combined with a fresh take on the music he loves.

Biography

In an industry rife with materialism and negativity, Cadence brings a refreshing outlook on life combined with a fresh take on the music he loves. He is intelligent, intriguing and entertaining, but most importantly, he is the real deal.

Cadence released his first independent album at the age of 18. The album went virtually unnoticed within the music industry, but did well to establish a fan base in the Middle Tennessee underground rap scene. His second album enjoyed a huge reception at Nashville hip hop radio and generated an enormous buzz in the streets of Tennessee, making him one of the most popular artists in the region. Cadence has been nominated for four “Southern Entertainment Awards” as well as an "Ozone Award" and was voted "Best Hip Hop Artist" by a Nashville Scene Magazine reader’s poll. He has performed onstage with superstar caliber artists across many genres, from the Oscar award winning Triple Six Mafia to country music mega star Kenny Chesney.

Now, Cadence is back with his most profound, innovative and entertaining piece of art to date, Songs of Vice & Virtue. The album has already been added to rotation at over 100 college radio stations and is being spun on Nashville's 101.1 The Beat Jamz.

Lyrics

Comin' Back

Written By: Matthew Elam, Brett Elam, Zach Crowell, Wayne Carson Thompson

Yo this is bigger than rap this is a revolution/
It’s a social political counterculture movement/
And I aint here to get no iced out necklace/
I’m here to make sure the people choose who’s elected/
I want to male these young cats rock the ballots/
Cause yall gonna be the ones front line in these battles/
And yall gonna be the ones fightin these wars for us/
I think we all need a leader that yall can trust/
Look, I’m a young cat but when I watch TV/
Every soldier that I see is way younger than me/
My little brother is 18 now think about this here/
Dude can take a bullet but he can’t drink a beer/
Look I believe in the cause the stripes and the stars/
But at the end of the day, this country is ours/
And if we don’t fight we’re gonna lose it man/
Your freedom wasn’t free, don’t abuse it man

I’m coming back hip hop is my home/
I’ve been out of the game for way too long/
It’s good to see yall, I’m glad you held on/
But it’s time to leave so get the hell on
I’m back man (No I’m not Batman)
I’m back man (I’m definitely not Shaq man)
I’m back man (No I’m not pac man)
I’m back man (No I’m not black man)
I’m back man ( I want to bone Anna Packwan)
I’m back man (For my folks in Iraq man)

I see a man with a beautiful wife and kids/
Perfectly content with the life he lives/
He doesn’t deal with copyrights and licenses/
Nobody cares how good or bad his writing is/
When he goes out to get the mail he smiles and waves/
Right next door but he seems miles away/
Cause my everyday is filled with this tiring game/
Of trying to remain sane while acquiring fame/
And all I ever wanted to do was make music/
God blessed me with a gift, I’ve got to use it/
But some don’t respect the art so they abuse it/
They need a hit but they need me to produce it/
Cats talk about changing the game like it’s some new shit/
The game been the same for deep dude get used to it/
You aint thinking bout the future you’re a nuisance/
99 percent of these rap cats is useless

(Repeat Chorus)

I hat to see ignorance, illiterates/
Closed minded individuals, they’re idiots/
And all I hear is how bad our kids is/
Well why did Jesus say that we should be like them then?/
And everybody thinks they know best/
How you gonna teach, you don’t even know me yet/
You don’t know my goals or what I want to do/
And all I know is I don’t want to be like you/
You’re a good example though of what not to be/
Thank God these suckers aint got to me/
I aint in school cause I aint got to be/
Matter fact my flow too damn hot to be/
Haters I shake them off and I do what I do/
If you’re dead weight hanging I can do without you/
I’ll be a self made man do it all on my own/
This feels good dog just like home, come on

(Repeat Chorus)

Squeaky Clean

Written By: Matthew Elam, Brett Elam, Zach Crowell

I jump in the shower, I got a date tonight/
I gotta look good gotta look great tonight/
I got a good feeling I’ma get laid tonight/
It’s been a drought, I’ma set that straight tonight/
Wash my face and I wash my asscrack/
I’m pimpin’ again, I got my mack back/
But wait a second homie let me backtrack/
She 21 years old cocoa butter/
I spit the pimp game smooth slow no stutter/
This girl dog oooooweee she mean/
She got me in the shower tryin to get squeaky clean/

I feel so squeaky clean
(I feel good mayn)
I feel so squeaky clean
(I feel good mayn)
I feel so squeaky clean
(I feel good baby)
I feel so squeaky clean
(I feel good baby)

I’m quite easy on the eyes
(I’m quite easy)
I’m quite easy on the eyes
(I’m quite easy)
I’m quite easy on the eyes
(I’m quite easy)

I clean me nuts wash off the ball sweat/
Brush me teeth shampoo my bald head/
Get some soap suds under my armpits/
Step out the shower feeling like the bomb shhhhh/
Look in the mirror put some aftershave on/
I’m too smooth tell dude to stay home/
He aint getting no pussy today homes/
And while I’m getting dressed put some babyface on/
I’m a king, I look fucking regal/
Being this clean should be illegal/
To be British about it I’m feeling quite cheeky/
Cuz women love men who keep their skin squeaky/

Hook

I’m quite easy on the eyes
(I’m quite easy)
I’m quite easy on the eyes
(I’m quite easy)
I’m quite easy on the eyes
(I’m quite easy)
Mama why you lookin at me like you wanna eat me?/
(x2)

So Original

Written By: Matthew Elam, Brett Elam, Zach Crowell

You aint never heard my flow mayn/
I only spit street shit talk about cocaine/
Then I say I’ll put a bullethole through yo frame/
But I’m really just gassed up like propane/
Talk about my diamonds look at how they shining/
I’m in the 300M mini bentlet reclining/
This is all new dog it’s never been said/
I’m the first rapper ever with this big of a head/
And I aint never scared my crew so hype/
35 rappers on stage we all got mics/
We all so high we all got ice/
You aint never hear a rapper talk about that right? Right/

I think I’ma sing my own hook
That’s so original
Cuz aint nobody ever done that before
that’s so original
(x2)

Oh no not this beat again/
And the same bullshit MC again/
Man these rap stars is comedians/
I don’t wanna join em guess I’d better beat em then/

You aint never heard nobody spit like this/
Hip hop so bad how it get like this?/
So I’ma sit back and just sip my cris/
Whole club light up when I flick my wrist/
You ain’ never heard nobody talk about cars/
Or when he in the club how he’s buyin out bars/
Got rims that spin like around the world/
I’m a pimp don’t let me around ya girl/
We got guns too and my thugs’ll bust/
I got some illegal drugs that I’d love to discuss
I think I’ve finally got a hit with this one/
Cuz you ain’t never heard a rapper talk about his, huh?/

I think I’ma sing my own hook
That’s so original
Cuz aint nobody ever done that before
that’s so original
(x2)

Oh yes it’s this beat again/
And my favorite MC again/
Look at these these comedians, I’m enjoyin em/
But if I can’t beat em then I guess I’d better join em/

I don’t wanna be no role model to these kids/
I wanna see my house on MTV Cribs/
Show off my Bentley and maybach benz/
I want a gold Jesus piece/
Cuz that makes sense/
I wanna be the man and have fake friends/
I would trade in my soul for radio spins/
Did I sell out? Well it kinda depends/
It’s too hard to set em so I follow the trends/

I think I’ma sing my own hook
That’s so original
Cuz aint nobody ever done that before
that’s so original
(x2)

Discography

Til My Death (2001)
The Book of Matthew (2002) (2 singles received radio rotation in Nashville, Knoxville and Huntsville)
Songs of Vice & Virtue (2006) (single is currently in rotation at Clear Channel's 101.1 The Beat Jamz and over 100 college radio stations)

Set List

Up to 90 minutes

Covers: Walk This Way (Run DMC & Aerosmith), Big Poppa (Notorious BIG), Summertime (Fresh Prince), Regulate (Nate Dogg & Warren G), It Was A Good Day (Ice Cube), Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix), Gangstas Paradise (Coolio)

Originals: Comin' Back, I Aint, Find Me Some, Sittin on Dubs, Lost Cause, Running, It's Gonna Be Alright, Squeaky Clean