Pause

Pause

 Venice, California, USA
SoloHip HopSinger/Songwriter

Multi-instrumentalist / songwriter / singer / producer / rapper / dad.

Influences range from Otis Spann to Stephen Stills, Hank Ballard, Pink Floyd, and Tupac Shakur

Biography

“I give you my honest takes on humanity, plus I'm always poking fun at something, so if I don't make you think, hopefully I will at least make you laugh,” explains the producer and voice behind Pause, as he digs through a box of vinyl at his studio in Venice Beach. “Al Jarreau,” he says, fishing out 1975's We Got By. “The rhythm section is so tight on this... It will blow your mind.”

Equal parts producer, lyricist, instrumentalist (he plays 7 instruments, to date), and performer -- Pause is very much in control of his craft, and makes a point to show it.

For the most part, his nights are spent bouncing around his studio plumbing the depths of a vintage vinyl collection, studying the history behind each record, and occasionally splicing parts of funk, soul, rock "n" roll and jazz history until the dawn peeks over the San Gabriel Mountains.

"I really don't like being referred to as a rapper. I feel like, these days, the title 'rapper' basically says that an understanding of music is not necessary. It just sort of pigeonholes me to certain sound and persona that I dislike, I guess."

The truth is that Pause sounds exactly like he should for someone working in the gritty paradise of Venice Beach -- Beautiful, raw and real, with the default set to funky.

Recent Placements:
Deep Silver Volition's "Saints Row IV" 
ESPN - 
Showtime - "Ray Donovan" 
CBS Primetime - "Online Nation" 
Oxygen Series - "Hair Battle Spectacular"

Accolades: 
ISC - Finalist (two songs)
VH1's 2012 Song of the Year Winner (Hip-Hop) - Caroline Hollywood Music in Media Awards - 2012 Best Hip Hop Nominee

Licensing:
Music Alternatives
Opus 1 "The Music Collective"
CueSongs (UK/Europe)

Music / Video / Film Distribution:
DZK Music (INgrooves Fontana / Universal)
LRT Film Works / Vivendi Entertainment / Universal

Lyrics

Caroline

Written By: Pause

CAROLINE

CHORUS:
IMMA BE GONE FOR SOME TIME
I'M ON ONE WAY TRIP TO CAROLINE
PACKIN MY CLOTHES AND BOOKING MY FLIGHT
I'M ON ONE WAY TRIP TO CAROLINE
LEAVIN MY HOME, MY LIFE
I'M ON ONE WAY TRIP TO CAROLINE
I'LL BE ON A ONE WAY, ONE WAY
I'LL BE ON A ONE WAY, ONE WAY ONE DAY

VERSE 1:
IF I GO, IF I GO, TOMORROW
LIKE GO
AND IT'S SOMETHING UNEXPECTED
OUT OF CONTROL
IMMA PLEAD THAT YOU LEAVE IT TO THE POWERS THAT BE
TRUST ME I AIN'T LEAVIN ALONE
PLUS I HEARD THEY GOT A JUKEBOX THERE, MAN, WITH ALL THE JOINTS
AND IT DON'T TAKE DIMES
YOU JUST GOT TO POINT
AND EVERY SONG THAT I PICK
IS LIKE AN EXACT FIT
TO MY MOOD AS IF I'M CHOOSING MY LIFE'S PLAYLIST
I TAKE A SIP
IT'S SOMETHING I NEVER HAD ON MY LIPS
AND IT ONLY TASTES BETTER NOW WITH EVERY DRIP
SEE MY COUSIN GOT A SPLIFF
SO WE SET IT TO LIGHT
AND WE TALK AND WATCH THE SUN DRY THE SWEAT OF THE NIGHT
IT FEELS BETTER THAN RIGHT
THE WAY THE LIGHT MELTS SOFTLY
GLEAMIN OFF THE SOUL IN HER EYES
IT JUST LOST ME
I THINK I LOVE IT
IS IT WRONG?
FOR ME TO FEEL I'M HOME
MAMA

CHORUS (X1)

VERSE 2:
ONE DAY, ONE HOUR, ONE MORNING, ONE NIGHT
ONE MINUTE, ONE SECOND, ONE LESSON, ONE LIFE
ONE PEBBLE IN THE ROAD, ONE TIC OF THE TIME
BUT IT'S THE SAME TIC THAT EVERYONE SHARED
SO HOW CAN I
EVEN FEEL LIKE IT'S WORTH IT TO TRY
WE WORK SO HARD FOR IT TILL WE PURPLE OUR EYES
DO THE SAME THING TWICE FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES
AND STILL NOBODY REMEMBERS WE DIED
IF IT AINT FOR THE WORLD THEN MAN
WHO THE HELL IS IT FOR THEN
ME
WELL SOMEONE TELL ME WHILE IM STILL IN A WAR THEN
ME
WASN'T IT YOU THAT SAID THAT ESSENCE IS MORE THAN
SHE
OH SHE SAID IT,
THAT'S A PROBLEM WITH WE
I TOOK A LOOK AT MY GOALS, SAT AND MADE A LIST
AND WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIRST WAS COMIN UP FIFTH
I NEED A BREAK FROM THE PACE A GREAT TIME
A PLACE THAT REALLY FEELS LIKE MINE
AND THAT'S CAROLINE

CHORUS (X2)

Bleeding Valentine

Written By: Pause and Joe Con

BLEEDING VALENTINE

I WOKE UP LATE FOR WORK
AS I STRUGGLED FOR MY SHIRT
I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE AND YOU LOOKED PERFECTLY DISMANTLED
LYIN ON THE FLOOR!
AND AS YOUR EYES WERE FULLY FILLED
WITH DREAMS OF DANCING DAFFODILS
I JUST SLIPPED OUT THE SILL AND CHANGED THE CHANNEL
CUZ I'M MOVIN ON!

OH MS. FRIEND,
YOU LEFT YOUR HEART INSIDE MY NOTEBOOK
SOAKED IN CHARDONNAY AND NUMBER 9
MS. FRIEND!
DON'T YOU BELIEVE THE LIES THEY TOLD YOU
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BLEEDING VALENTINE

YOU WEAR YOUR HEART OUT ON YOUR SLEEVE
FOR EVERYONE TO SEE
YOU DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO BE
YOU’RE THE QUEEN OF MAKE BELIEVE
YOU KNOW YOU LOVE TO PRETEND!
TO THINK THAT YOU COULD BREAK ME
IT'S WASN'T YOU WHO MADE ME
I LOVE THE WAY YOU HATE ME
I LOVE THE WAY YOU HATE ME
I'M GONNA MISS YOU, MS. FRIEND

OH MS. FRIEND,
YOU LEFT YOUR HEART INSIDE MY NOTEBOOK
SOAKED IN CHARDONNAY AND NUMBER 9
MS. FRIEND!
DON'T YOU BELIEVE THE LIES THEY TOLD YOU
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BLEEDING VALENTINE

NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO SEE ME
I KNOW YOU WANT TO TEASE ME
YOUR LOVIN COMES TO EASY
ACTING LIKE YOU NEED ME BUT I'LL NEVER MAKE YOU MINE
CALL ME UP AT SEVEN
AND I'LL BE HOME BY ELEVEN
AND YOU'LL BE SOMEONE ELSE'S
BLEEDING VALENTINE!

OH MS. FRIEND,
YOU LEFT YOUR HEART INSIDE MY NOTEBOOK
SOAKED IN CHARDONNAY AND NUMBER 9
MS. FRIEND!
DON'T YOU BELIEVE THE LIES THEY TOLD YOU
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BLEEDING VALENTINE

OH MS. FRIEND,
YOU LEFT YOUR HEART INSIDE MY NOTEBOOK
SOAKED IN CHARDONNAY AND NUMBER 9
MS. FRIEND!
DON'T YOU BELIEVE THE LIES THEY TOLD YOU
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BLEEDING VALENTINE

YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BLEEDING VALENTINE
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BLEEDING VALENTINE!

Discography

Pacific Rose - (2012)