Incognito Entertainment, LLC - Michael Sublett

Incognito Entertainment, LLC - Michael Sublett

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Incognito Entertainment, LLC's music is produced by Michael L. Sublett, who is both a classically trained musician and a specialist at digital music sequencing & arrangements. Our company produces a wide variety of music ranging from gospel to soft-rock.

Biography

Incognito Entertainment, LLC was established in January of 2004 by songwriter, musician and record producer, Michael L. Sublett and serves as an entertainment company that provides a wide variety of services ranging from music songwriting to small business development consulting. The company’s primary objective is to provide the highest quality of musical entertainment to consumers throughout the world. While it is a new business venture, the company is mostly involved with providing music related services to its customers; however, in the future, it plans to expand and provide real estate, day care, and philanthropic services for community based organizations, as well as, many additional business services.

The company, which is a limited liability company, is owned and operated by its founder, Michael L. Sublett. Michael L. Sublett was born on June 4, 1977 and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the parents of John Dall and Blanche Marie Sublett in a household filled with musicians and performers.

To explain, his father is a guitarist and quartet singer, his mother a pianist, guitarist and singer and his sister, Alesia R. Sublett is a classically trained vocalist and gospel singer who is currently residing in the Atlanta area. This strong musical upbringing laid the foundation for his desire to pursue a career in the music business. In order to attain his dreams, Michael relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 to attend Morris Brown College and graduated at the top of his class in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Business Management.

Michael’s tenure at Morris Brown proved to be a valuable experience because it enabled him to work as a student intern while in college. First he secured an Internship at WAOK Gospel Radio Station under the direction of disc jockey, Marty Williams. Secondly at Stankonia Recording Label which is the label created by the Atlanta-based rap recording artist Outkast. Finally, he interned at So So Def Recording Company (formerly a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Company) working under the direction of the VP of Business Affairs, Sandra L. Brown, Esq. This opportunity also enabled him to work as a guitarist at various churches throughout the metro Atlanta area. Michael is a multi-faceted musician who is able to play the following instruments: drums, guitar (lead/rhythm/twelve string/classical/acoustic), bass, piano, organ, keyboards, congos and harmonica. To end, he has been playing musical instruments seriously for approximately ten years.

In 2003, with the tragic and untimely death of his uncle, Spelmon Steverson and upon inheriting his musical equipment from his aunt- Burnette Steverson, Michael decided that it was time to take his musical career to the next level. He credits his song writing inspirations to the following sources: listening to other songs, watching the news or watching someone else go through a particular situation. “Sometimes, I’ll be driving to work and a melody or chorus pops into my head and I have to pull over on the side of the road and either write the idea down or sing the melody into my digital voice recorder”, Michael says, in regards to his creative songwriting influences. In order to promote his musical works to prospective clients, Michael established Behind the Scenes Music Publishing (ASCAP) in December of 2003.

Although he considers his songwriting styles to be that of R&B songwriters, Michael works hard at not being limited to that genre of music. “If it is one thing that I’ve learned from watching artists, like Prince, the Isley Brother’s, and Aretha Franklin who have all maintained longevity in the music business, is that you have to broaden your musical scopes and stay abreast of what’s happening in the music scene”, says Michael. In order to obtain and maintain success in the ever-changing field of music, Michael understands the necessity of being knowledgeable about all musical styles and being able to create music that fits the ever-changing needs of multiple music markets. In a music age that is dominated by sampling and one-chord songs, Michael Sublett intends to bring back the sound typified by the highly orchestrated and intensified bands popularized in the 70’s and 80’s. “I don’t want to just ride the current musical trends and patterns to success, but I also want to create new trends in the music scene”, says Michael.

At the present time, Michael is working rigorously at writing news songs and promoting them through his publishing firm, Behind the Scenes Publishing (ASCAP). He currently has songs completed that are intended for the following artists, Ronald Isley and the Isley Brothers, Buddy Guy, Bobby Bland, India Arie and R. Kelly, just to name a few. With the amount of hard work, dedication and time that he is exerting, the sky is the limit for Incognito Entertainment, LLC and the world has yet to see what it has to offer.

Lyrics

Take your love away (I can't believe) - A song for R. Kelly

Written By: Michael Larone Sublett

Introduction: (8 bars)

Verse One: (8 bars)

C major - When Honey Love first hit the streets
Gmajor - Back in 1990
Am7 - It seemed like everybody in the world
Fmajor7 - Knew me and had love for me

Cmajor - But over ten years later when the greatest
Gmajor - Test of my faith has been placed upon me
Am7 - It breaks my heart to see so many, that once loved me
Fmaj7 - Turn there backs and walk away from me

Pre-chorus: (4 bars)

Am7 - All of my life
Bm7 - All I’ve ever done was try to spread a little bit of love around
Cmajor - So don’t I understand how so many people
G major - Could hold back there love for me me

Chorus: (chords follow verse format) (8 bars)

C major - After all the love I’ve given u
G major - After all I’ve done to entertain u
Am7 - I can’t believe that you could
F major7 - Take your love away from me

C major - After all of my heart that I’ve poured out to u
G major - After all of the tears that I’ve shed on stage to u
Am7 - I can’t believe that you could
Gmajor - Take your love away from me

Verse Two: (chords follow verse format) (8 bars)

C major - Back in 1994 when m/Mr. Biggs were showing
G major - Everyone how to “Keep it on the Down Low”
Am7 - It seemed like everybody supported me
Fmaj7 - And did what they could to let their love show

C major - But as soon as the scandal hit the scene
G major - Just as fast as everyone began to love me
Am7 - Many of those same people turn there backs on me
Gmajor - And have done everything that they could to destroy me

Pre-chorus: (4 bars)

Am7 - All of my life
Bm7 - All I’ve ever done was try to spread a little bit of love around
Cmajor - So I don’t understand how so many people
G major - Could hold back there love for me

Chorus: (chords follow verse format) (8 bars)

C major - After all the love I’ve given u
G major - After all I’ve done to entertain u
Am7 - I can’t believe that you could
F major7 - Take your love away from me

C major - After all of my heart that I’ve poured out to u
G major - After all of the tears that I’ve shed on stage to u
Am7 - I can’t believe that you could
Gmajor - Take your love away from me

Verse Three: (8 bars)

C major - I thought that the Storm was over
G major - When I came out with TP-2
Am7 - But I was wrong because in 2002
F major - I am still in need of Heaven’s Hug

C major - If I have done anything wrong
G major - Please don’t take your love away from me
Am7 - Just allow the Lord up above, chastise and deal w/me
Gmajor - Because he is the only one that has the right to judge me

Pre-chorus: (8 bars)

Am7 - All of my life
Bm7 - All I’ve ever done was try to spread a little bit of love around
Cmajor - So I don’t understand how so many people
G major - Could hold back there love for me

Chorus: (chords follow verse format) (8 bars)

C major - After all the love I’ve given u
G major - After all I’ve done to entertain u
Am7 - I can’t believe that you could
F major7 - Take your love away from me

C major - After all of my heart that I’ve poured out to u
G major - After all of the tears that I’ve shed on stage to u
Am7 - I can’t believe that you could
Gmajor - Take your love away from me

Guitar Solo: (8 bars)

Back to chorus: (8 bars)

Chorus with ad-libs to outro: (8 bars)

In Love Again

Written By: Michael L. Sublett © 2007

Words and music by Michael L. Sublett © 2007
Behind the Scenes Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Intro:

Verse 1:

(You've been)
Torn up by love
So many times before
That you've reach the point
Of forever closing love's door

But the loneliness causes you
To give it one more chance
And before you can help yourself
Your in yet another romance

Hook:

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Verse 2:

(Your heart's)
Turned cold
From the pain and misuse
That you've begun to shelter yourself
To avoid any more abuse

(But no matter)
How hard you try
To keep from falling in love
You can seem to stay away
From that thing called love

Hook:

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Bridge:

Em7 No two people in this
Em7 World
Bm7 Are the Same
Bm7 No they're not

Am7 So don't shut the door on love
Bm7 When things don't go your way
Cmaj7 Just take it one step at a time
C#dim And everything will
Dmajor Will be okay

Dmajor C#major
Dmajor
D7

Guitar solo over chords

Cmaj7
Em7
Am7
Am7

Cmaj7
Em7
Am7
Am7

Hook:

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Hook:

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Cmaj7 Just like that
Em7 You opened your heart
Am7 And fell in love again
Am7 You fell in love again

Outro

God's On Your Side

Written By: Michael L. Sublett (C) 2007

Introduction: 8 bars

Verse One: 8 bars

You got out of jail
Yester-day
Without a cent to your name
So there¡¦s no time to play

No matter how hard u try
To go the right way
The wrong way seems as if
It¡¦s the only way

Pre chorus ¡V 5 bars

Bm7 „³ Ebm7 Just keep your head held high
Em7 Dmaj Cmaj Bm7 And your feet on stable ground
Am7 (Arpeggiate) And a heart
Dmajor That¡¦s sound¡K. (Because)

Chorus: 8 bars

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major And he¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major - C major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major And he¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major - C major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright
D major - C major

Verse Two: 8 bars

You¡¦ve been putting in applications
Day-after-day
But still haven¡¦t found a job
That¡¦s well worth your stay

One mind tells u to quit
And give up the fight
Instead of trying to make life¡¦s troubles
Dmajor ¡V C major Go out of sight

Pre chorus ¡V 5 bars

Bm7 „³ Ebm7 Just keep your head held high
Em7 Dmaj Cmaj Bm7 And your feet on stable ground
Am7 (Arpeggiate) And a heart
Dmajor - C major That¡¦s sound¡K. (Because)

Chorus: 8 bars

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major And he¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major - C major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major And he¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major - C major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright
D major - C major

Bridge ¡V 8 bars

Em7 Hard times will come
Bm7 And hard times will go
Am7 D major In the game of life
Gmajor7 That¡¦s just how it goes

Cmaj7Just take it day by day
Bm7 Em7And one step and a time
Am7 And ask God to give u peace of
Dmajor mind¡K¡K.
Dmajor (Because)

Chorus: 8 bars ¡V w/ad libs & repeats)

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major He¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major He¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright

Chorus: 8 bars

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major He¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright

G major God¡¦s on your side
D major He¡¦s got your back
A minor 7 So don¡¦t worry about a thing
Background D major Everything¡¦s gonna be alright

Outro w/fade out

Keep pressing on

Written By: Michael L. Sublett (C) 2007

Introduction

Verse One:

Nothing fails in this life
But a try
Just like everything that has breath
Has to die

Just take the bitter with the sweet
With the good with the bad
Despite what ever trials & tribulations
You may have had

Hook:

Cmajor Dminor1 And keep on
Aminor (B note) etc. 2 Pressing on
3 Just keep on
4 Pressing on

5 It might get a little hard sometimes
6 To go on
7 But you’ve gotta keep on
8 Pressing on

Verse Two:

The same things that make u smile
Can (make u) cry
Just like the wind gently blows
Through the sky

When life treats u cold
Like in the days of old
Ask the Lord to give u the strength
To help u by & by

Hook:

Cmajor Dminor1 And keep on
Aminor (B note) etc. 2 Pressing on
3 Just keep on
4 Pressing on

5 It might get a little hard sometimes
6 To go on
7 But you’ve gotta keep on
8 Pressing on

Bridge:

Aminor7 Cause Everything happens for a
Eminor7 Reason
Dm7 Gmajor Just like the earth changes through each
Cmajor Season

D minor7 So when things get hard to
Eminor 7 cope never give up
Fmajor7 hope
Gmajor That you can’t stay afloat
Gmajor Oh…….oh………
Gmajor chord and a break

Hook:

Cmajor Dminor1 You’ve gotta keep on
Aminor (B note) etc. 2 Pressing on
3 You’ve gotta keep on
4 Pressing on

5 It might get a little hard sometimes
6 To go on
7 But you’ve gotta keep on
8 Pressing on

Hook:

Cmajor Dminor1 You’ve gotta keep on
Aminor (B note) etc. 2 Pressing on
3 You’ve gotta keep on
4 Pressing on

5 It might get a little hard sometimes
6 To go on
7 But you’ve gotta keep on
8 Pressing on

Outro

Precious Lady of Mine

Written By: 9/7/2006 (C) Michael L. Sublett

Introduction: 8 bars

Em7
Bm7
Em7
Bm7

Em7
Bm7
Em7
Amaj sus ¡V Amajor

Hook: 8 bars

Precious lady of mine
Your on my mind all of the time
Precious lady of mine
Heaven knows you¡¦re so divine
Precious lady of mine
Your love is one of a kind
Precious lady of my
I am so glad that you mine

Verse One: 8 bars

Since the very first day
That I laid eyes on you
I knew deep down in my heart
That I had to have you

It didn¡¦t even matter
That we didn¡¦t know each other
Cause just as sure as the sky is blue
I knew we were meant for one another

Hook: 8 bars

Precious lady of mine
Your on my mind all of the time
Precious lady of mine
Heaven knows you¡¦re so divine

Precious lady of mine
Your love is one of a kind
Precious lady of my
I am so glad that you mine

Verse Two: 8 bars

Even when our love was wrong
We still held on w/all our might
And because of that (we now share something)
That is oh so right (oh so right)

I wouldn¡¦t trade our love in
For all of the riches in the world
Cause there is no greater treasure
That having you inside my world

Hook: 8 bars

Precious lady of mine
Your on my mind all of the time
Precious lady of mine
Heaven knows you¡¦re so divine
Precious lady of mine
Your love is one of a kind
Precious lady of my
I am so glad that you mine

Verse Three ¡V Bridge - 8 bars

Bridge chords: (strum with a feeling)

Bm7
Cmajor
Cmajor7
Dmajor 7

Gmajor7 F#m7
Em7 Dmajor7
Cmajor 7 „³ B
Amajor

Your love is more precious than a
Baby ------------------„³ and can bring about
More joy than a child who has
Just found his 1st toy

Not a day goes by/that I don¡¦t try
To show you how much I care about you
And how thankful I am
To be in love with you

Hook: 8 bars

Precious lady of mine
Your on my mind all of the time
Precious lady of mine
Heaven knows you¡¦re so divine
Precious lady of mine
Your love is one of a kind
Precious lady of my
I am so glad that you mine

Hook: 8 bars

Precious lady of mine
Your on my mind all of the time
Precious lady of mine
Heaven knows you¡¦re so divine
Precious lady of mine
Your love is one of a kind
Precious lady of my
I am so glad that you mine

I KNEW (YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME)

Written By: (C) 2007 Michael Sublett

INTRODUCTION

HOOK

I KNEW (YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME)

I KNEW YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME
I WASN'T BORN YESTERDAY
I KNEW YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME
I KNOW THE GAMES THAT MEN PLAY

I KNEW YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME
ALTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM (AS IF) EVERYTHING'S OKAY
I KNEW YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME
I KNEW YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME

VERSE ONE:

WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARKNESS
ALWAYS COMES TO THE LIGHT
SO STOP TRYING TO DENY IT
CAUSE YOU KNOW AIN’T BEEN DOING RIGHT

YOU THINK YOU WERE SLICK
ALWAYS CLAIMIN’ TO BE WORKIN’ LATE
JUST LIKE THAT OTHER TRICK OF YOUR’S
BOY YOU AIN’T NOTHIN BUT A FAKE

HOOK

VERSE TWO:

MY MOTHER ALWAYS WARNED ME
THERE WOULD BE DAYS LIKE THIS
WHICH IS WHY I’M ABLE TO CONTAIN MYSELF
WHILE CONFRONTING YOU ABOUT THIS

I’M NOT GONNA GET VIOLENT W/YOU
OR EVEN THREATEN TO LEAVE YOU
BECAUSE DEEP DOWN ON THE INSIDE
I’VE ALWAYS KNOWN THAT YOU WERE UNTRUE (AND)

HOOK

BRIDGE:

EVERYTHING IS OUT IN THE OPEN
IT’S TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW
I’VE KNOW WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING
LONG BEFORE NOW……….

YOU MAY THOUGHT I DIDN’T KNOW
ABOUT THE OTHER WOMEN THAT YOU’VE HAD ON THE SIDE
BUT A WOMAN ALWAYS KNOW (SHE ALWAYS KNOWS)
WHEN THERE’S SOMEONE ELSE ON THE SIDE

HOOK

HOOK

OUTRO

If I didn’t love u

Written By: (C) 2007 - Michael Larone Sublett

Introduction:

Verse One:

I go to work everyday
And come home every night
In order to keep our love
From falling out of sight

But somehow I’ve fallen short
When it comes to loving u
Because you’ve begun to treat me
As if my heart isn’t true

Chorus:

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (be sitting here) with you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (put up the fight) to stay with you

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (work hard) to take care of you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (have given) my heart u

Verse Two:

It’s hard to pinpoint
Where things began to wrong
Or what has caused us
Not to be able to get along

I’ve always done my best
To do right by you
But you make me feel (as if)
I’ve done wrong by you

Chorus:

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (be sitting here) with you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (put up the fight) to stay with you

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (work hard) to take care of you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (have given) my heart u

Bridge:

An emptiness fills the place
(Where) your love used to be
And your love is the only thing
Free me from this misery

I’m only half of the man
That I used to (be)
So please return you heart to me
And restore me…. (baby please restore me) Cause

Chorus

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (be sitting here) with you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (put up the fight) to stay with you

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (work hard) to take care of you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (have given) my heart u

Chorus:

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (be sitting here) with you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (put up the fight) to stay with you

If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (work hard) to take care of you
If I didn’t love u
I wouldn’t (have given) my heart u

Outro:

Forgiveness in the morning

Written By: (C) 2006 - Michael Larone Sublett

Introduction:

Verse 1

The bible says that we should wait
Until we’re married (until we’re married)
Before engaging in consummation
Or sexual relations (sexual relations)

But that load has become too much
For me to carry (too much for me 2 carry)
And I’m ready to give in to temptation
And act as if we’re married

Chorus:

(So we’re gonna have to)
Ask for forgiveness in the
Morning (Cause we’re about to)
Sin tonight (while we’re making)
Love that’s out of sight

(We’re gonna have to)
Ask for forgiveness in the
Morning (Cause we’re about to)
Sin tonight (while we’re making)
Love that’s out of sight

Verse 2:

That sparkle in your eye (is telling me)
That you want it to (that u want it to)
Even though you know this is an act
That we’re not supposed to do

We’ve been waiting so long
That my feelings have become so strong
That if we wait another day
I may not be able to carry on

Chorus:

(We’re gonna have to)
Ask for forgiveness in the
Morning (Cause we’re about to)
Sin tonight (while we’re making)
Love that’s out of sight

(We’re gonna have to)
Ask for forgiveness in the
Morning (Cause we’re about to)
Sin tonight (while we’re making)
Love that’s out of sight

Bridge:

Just like Adam & Eve were in the garden
Is the way I want to be w/u tonite
Even in the wrong, I promise u
That it will feel so right

Don’t be afraid (Baby don’t be afraid)
Just take my hand and follow me
So I can make sweet love to u
And set your spirits free (we’ll have to ask)

Chorus:

For forgives in the morning etc.

Chorus

Repeat

Guitar solo:

To fade out

If I’ll ever see you again

Written By: (C) 2006 Michael L. Sublett

Introduction: 4 bars

Verse One: 8 bars

Emajor7 I’m wearing shades in the daytime
Bmajor To try to conceal the tears
Cm7 w/add 6 That have free falling (from my eyes)
Amajor Bmajor For the past year

I would do just about anything
To get you back by my side
And to bring an end (to the emptiness)
That I’ve been feeling inside

Chorus: 8 bars

Emaj7 Through the day I wonder
Bmajor If I’ll ever see you again
C#m w/add 6 Cause since you left me
Amaj B maj My world has come to an end

Emaj7 I lost a lover
Bmajor A lover and a friend
C#m w/add 6 Which is I wonder
Amaj B maj If I’ll ever see you again

Emaj7
Bmajor A g a
i n

Verse Two: 8 bars

At night, I’m like a fighter
Who refuses to go down
Because my body is restless
And my heart is unsound

If I my heart would have known
What it has come to now
I would’ve done a bit more
To keep u from walking out that door

Chorus:

Emaj7 Through the night I wonder
Bmajor If I’ll ever see you again
C#m w/add 6 Cause since you left me
Amaj B maj My world has come to an end

Emaj7 I lost a lover
Bmajor A lover and a friend
C#m w/add 6 Which is I wonder
Amaj B maj If I’ll ever see you again

Bsus If I’ll ever see you
Bsus If I’ll ever see you
Bmajor A g a
Bmajor i n

Emaj7
Bmajor A g a
i n
Bridge: 8 bars

9 C#minor7 C#minor7 I would do anything
8 Cdim7 Cdim7 To bring u back to me
7 Bmajor Bmajor And to free my heart
5 Amajor7 Bmajor From its misery

2 F#m (Because my life is) So incomplete
0 Amajor7 Without the love of you
2 F#m And I’ll never be whole again
2Bmajor 6 E#dim7 Until I get back with you

Chorus:

Which is why I wonder
If I’ll ever see you again
Cause since you left me
My world has come to an end

I lost a lover
A lover and a friend
Which is why I wonder
If I’ll ever see you again

Chorus:

I often wonder
If I’ll ever see you again
Cause since you left me
My world has come to an end

I lost a lover
A lover and a friend
Which is why I wonder
If I’ll ever see you again

Bsus so please return
Bsus Me
Bmajor So I can
Bmajor7

Emajor7 Live again