DeeJay^2

DeeJay^2

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

A singer/songwriter with a lot to throw out there, but more to dedicate and create.

Biography

Donald T. Butler, Jr. was born and raised in Far Rockaway, New York, on June 19th, 1991. A beautiful baby at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, he appeared, at first, to be the perfect combination of smarts and good looks throughout his primary and secondary school life. Although he began to write lyrics at the age of 11 and had been rapping at the age of 7, he did not know that he would end up devoting his life to music...until his sophomore year of high school. At the young age of 15, while singing on the train home from school, a number of strangers complimented his vocal talent. While learning and further developing his talent, he happened to come across a demo version of FL Studio, which he currently uses to produce the balance of his beats. Currently situated in Flushing, New York, he is a sophomore at The City College of New York in Harlem, where he plans to move in a few months. He's quick to learn and apply his talents, and, as his love for and devotion to the art continues, you can be sure that a star is being born before your VERY eyes!

Lyrics

Trials and Tribulations

Written By: DJ^2

Lyrics:
I thought I'd wake up
And my mind and my heart would make up
I thought I could stop it
I thought my love could top it
But one side of me hates another
And it's a crazy situation
You want someone to thank?
Thank my trials and tribulations

Born and raised in Far Rock, Sixth Boro what's up?
Prayed for a good life but it wasn't enough
Lived in a place where I had to defend myself
Day after day, with no sign of help
Back in the day, I thought that the Lord would save me
But I was young and naive, and in the game, a baby
And at some point in life, I was doing pretty well
Till I did some crazy shit that almost put me in a cell
And then, realizing how close I was to jail
I decided that the good in me would prevail
Tried to live a good life, but it's still on my mind
Just one more kick and I coulda been doing time
I would have been no more different than he
'Cept I'd be in stripes and he'd be free
I'm glad I made the right choice, and now I see
Nigga wasn't worth the time I'd have served, was he really?

I thought I'd wake up
And my mind and my heart would make up
I thought I could stop it
I thought my love could top it
But one side of me hates another
And it's a crazy situation
You want someone to thank?
Thank my trials and tribulations

Truth is, if you ain't watchin, I probably robbed you
And if I caught you talkin shit, I probably socked you
And if you decided you would hit me, I easily popped you
And I had a bad temper, so if I start it I'm not through easily
There was no beating me
If you managed to land a good hit, it kept feeding me
With adrenaline and anger that might put you in danger
Because I'm like Pringles, one pop, and I'll never stop
I got jumped a few times in elementary school
The days when niggas thought that throwin' 'bows was cool
I went to a different place and realized I was a fool
For thinking that I didn't have to follow the rules
I suffered, but it was on my own accord
I found myself in a place where I couldn't afford
To fuck up like I did when I was a kid
And yes, some things I did the rules avidly forbid

I thought I'd wake up
And my mind and heart would make up
I thought I could stop it
I thought my love could top it
But one side of me hates another
And it's a crazy situation
You want someone to thank?
Thank my trials and tribulations

The shootings, the stabbings, me somehow in the midst of it
Was it my father's rep? I don't remember doin' shit.
All I remember was my nigga Dennis running away
And taking that one bullet, and another heading my way
Thank God I was inside, I'd be totally dead
I wouldn't have stopped my father from fuckin' with my mother's head
I wouldn't have kicked him out, they'd be dealin' with the bullshit
But my good self kept her from getting hit
Once he left my house and family, I changed my life
I focused on more important things, I threw away my knife
I didn't have to fight for breath anymore
I found myself in a peaceful place I'd never been before
I was at home with myself, I was completely alright
But there's something else lurking, out of my plain sight
And I don't know what's going on, but I feel really broken
Guess I gotta dig deeper...guess my pain has spoken

I thought I'd wake up
And my mind and heart would make up
I thought I could stop it
I thought my love could top it
But one side of me hates another
And it's a crazy situation
You want someone to thank?
Thank my trials and tribulations

Set List

I have yet to do my own set, but a typical set to start would probably consist of 5-7 songs, including some of my jazz repertoire and a few originals.