Etcetera

Etcetera

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E T C E T E R A The Brooklyn Boy Wonder!

Biography

Etcetera, New York’s own, Brooklyn Boy Wonder, first hit the scene in 2000 working with one of the industry’s multi-platinum acclaimed producers Kwamé. ETCETERA has now flourished into this dynamic artist/writer entrepreneur, continuing to work with his mentor Kwamé but has added an arsenal of new producers like Domingo, Young Seph and more. He has been labeled one of the best underground chart toppers around, not only for his personal projects, but also his writing and producing for other artists as well. His accolades are beginning to build up on the commercial side as well.

During this time Etcetera made the transition from independent artist to major indie label star with the joint venture with Federal Distribution /UMG through TSOB Records. His first two singles “Take U There” and “Treat U Betta” catapulted him into the mainstream pop/urban culture and has returned to the root of hip hop to once again astonish his newly found fan base with his latest world wide success release OMG (Throw Ya Handz Up) available on iTunes now!!! And where all digital downloads are sold.

ETCETERA was featured as “the new face to see” on the red carpet at 51st Annual Grammy Awards according to AP, MSN, Fox News and ABC. He also was a feature artist at the 16th Pan African Film & Arts Festival during Grammy weekend for his soundtrack performance of “Backin’ Up”, which was selected as the theme song from the festival’s movie "Stepping" out on DVD now! Since then ETCETERA has been featured on the cover of hip hops pulse magazine, Protégé’s Grammy’s Edition, he has made red carpet status at the VMA’s, Billboard Awards and the Emmy’s.

ETCETERA, with the help of his team has made great strides in the industry from a successful underground artist, to a diverse artist and personality.

Lyrics

Character

Written By: Etcetera

I’M BACK ON THE SET
WITH A NEW SWAG
A NEW STYLE
A NEW FLOW
YOU CAN CALL ME ALABAMA JOE
GOT THIS
CONDITION >
WHERE I BE MIXING ALL TYPES OF DICTION WITH PERSONALITES
HOLDING MY FACE LIKE I GOT ALLERGIES
(AAHHH CHOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
THIS
CAN’T BE LIFE
THIS CAN’T BE LOVE
THESE CATS JUST
CAN’T BE REAL THEY ALL CAN’T BE THUGS
I PUT IT DOWN LIKE THIS IS A
REAL SCRIPT
DUDE I’M ON SOME
REAL SHIT
I’M NOT YOUR AVERAGE, CUZO
I’M REALLY HARD TO
DEAL WITH
BEEN GHOST WRITING FOR SO LONG
THAT I EMBODIED THEIR SPIRITS
I SPIT LYRICS
WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE
AND AT TIMES YOU CAN HEAR IT, I JUST
FEEL LIKE I TRANSFORM
WHEN THE FANS SWARM
THE MAN’S CALM
THEN HIT THE STAGE AND PERFORM LIKE A SAND STORM AND
YALL CAN’T
TOUCH ME, LIKE ORDERS OF PROTECT-SHAWN
LIKE JAY AND DIDDY >
NOW THEY GOT ORDERS JUST TO PROTECT SHAWN
RAPPING IS LIKE ACTING >
WITH EVERY SCRIPT THAT YOU SCROLLING >
YOU BETTER GET IN CHARACTER >
WHEN THE TAPE STARTS ROLLING
(ACTION)

ITS ET-CETERA
DAH DAHHHHHH
WITH FLOWS THAT MAKE YOU DO THINGS
I’M THE SAME CAT THAT RAP
MUSIC
TAKES ME THROUGH MOOD SWINGS
I MOVE THINGS
LIKE TELEKANESIS
PIECES THESE NEW THINGS
TO MAKE ME STAND OUT LIKE BLUE SNEAKERS WITH
YELLOW SHOE STRINGS BUT
DON’T GET IT TWISTED LIKE
LOCS EVERY TWO WEEKS
I’M HOT
WHEN I DO SPEAK
WHEN I JOTS
OVER LOOSE LEAF
I WAS
PLACED IN A BOX
BEFFORE I HAD THE CHANCE TO ROCK
THEN CUT MY LOCKS
AND WROTE CHECKA ONE TWO AND YOU DON’T STOP
THEY TOLD ME TO BE MYSELF
BUT COULDN’T FIGURE WHO THAT WAS
THEY TOLD ME TO SOUND LIKE THAT
BUT COULDN’T FIGURE WHO THAT WAS
OH PARDON MY MANNERS
PEOPLE THIS IS MY FLOW
FLOW THIS IS THE PEOPLE
SOME YOU ALREADY MAY KNOW, THOUGH

WHERE YOU FROM? (A FEMALE VOICE)

I’M FROM
BROOKLYN BABY
BORN BREAD AND I’M BROKEN IN
I PUMP THAT CROWN HEIGHTS BLOOD
WANNA TO SEE IF I’M JOKING THEN
THIS CAME FROM
NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
JAY-Z AND LIL KIM
FOXY BROWN, MOS DEF
AND MY DUDE ACE FROM OKABEN
I ADLIB FROM TALIB
MC LYTE, ODP
I’M NOT HARDCORE
BUT I’LL GIVE SOME FROM
BY M.O.P.
AND THE
LIST CONTINUES
CHECK MY LIFE
LOOK AT THE THINGS I BEEN THROUGHS
THAT AT TIMES
MAKE ME BOW MY HEAD LIKE THE HINDUS.
WIN / LOSE
I’M A DAY TO DAY GUY
YOU COULD SEE THROUGH
MY ALTER EGO PEEKS THRU BY THE PEOPLE I SPEAK TO
THEY CALL ME MR. ETCETERA,
SHIZ AND LIST GOES ON
BUT
THE END OF THE DAY
I’M STILL THE SAME OLD SHAWN

CHORUS

LOOK AT HOW I BUILT A CHARACTER AROUND THIS GAME

I JUST WANNA DO IT FOR YOU

LOOK AT HOW I BUILT CHARACTER IN MY NAME

ITS....JUST HOW..WE DO

SO I CREATED
DIFFERENT “R” RATED FLOWS
FOR “R” RATED SHOWS
AND THEY RIPPED A DIFFERENT EVENTS
BUT SOME ALREADY KNOWS
I’M THAT RAH SHA SHATA

I WAS CHART TOPPING
SINCE YOUR GIRL WAS ROCKING VELOUR STOCKINGS
JUST KIDDING
BUT I HAD HITS
WAY BEFORE WRITTEN

BUT NEVERTHELESS
OH
I NEVER DID GUESS
THAT I WOULD WRITE THE WAY I DID
BEFORE THEY WAS LIKE
REMEMBER THAT WACK CAT THAT WAS RHYMING
THERE HE IS
BUT NOW I’M SO MUCH BETTER
THAN I WAS BACK THEN
CAUSE I WAS BACK THEN
GREASY HEAD LIKE DOUG BACK THEN
NOW I RIDE ON FACTORY RIMS
AND WEAR FACTORY TIMS
CHICKS BE IN THE MALL SCREAMING
LIKE MERIUM THAT’S ACTUALLY HIM

MY POTENTIAL
WITH A PENCIL
WAS WAY ABOVE THERE MENTAL
AND I WAY TIRED OF DUMBING IT DOWN
CAUSE THE WAS FUCKING AROUND

Discography

2008 – TAKE U THERE feat. Rainah
2007 – BACKIN UP (featured in “STEPPIN': The Movie”)
ETCETERA featured on CHI CHI BODO #1 ON XM KIDS AND PLAYHOUSE DISNEY RADIO with Children music album “BAM BAM DIDDLY” by FATHER GOOSE (As seen on Playhouse Disney)
2007 – BACKIN UP featured ON GERMANY’S OWN DJ CRYPT MIX CD
TREAT YOU BETTA – featured in the A&E pilot series F.O.P. Domestic violence
2005/6 – WELCOME 2 BROOKLYN featured on GAMERTV – FIGHT NIGHT 2 – XBOX EPISODE
2005 – ACE INTERNATIONAL MIX CD – WELCOME 2 BROOKLYN REMIX – ETCETERA & TRILLVILLE
2005 – CHANDRA SIMMONS – STAR STATUS feat. ETCETERA – ITOJA ENTERTAINMENT
2005 – OH NO REMIX feat. BLAMESHIFT – for GAMERTV – FIGHT NIGHT 2 for XBOX EPISODE
2004 – OH NO VERSION 2 feat. GAUGE
2004 – OH NO
2001 – KODAK MAN
2001 – HANG’M
2000 – TONIGHT feat. GAUGE & UG (CELLA DWELLAS)
2000 – BEEZ LIKE THAT
1999 – DRINKS

Set List

Repertoire

Character
Game Change
Higher
Hottt
Krazy
O.M.G. (Throw Ya Handz Up)
Do What We Like
Ain't Nobody
Backin' Up
Black Dress