Prophet

Prophet

 Long Beach, California, USA
BandHip Hop

Prophet is a West Coast lyricist who considers himself a hip hop purist. He is inspired by great lyricists who came before him such as Big Pun and Biggie Smalls. His vision of hip hop is one where lyrics and content matter, and that is reflected in his music. He is driven to deliver authentic music that reflects his harsh reality and experiences of life.

Biography

Long Beach, CA—Prophet is a self-proclaimed West Coast lyricist and voice of hip hop in Long
Beach. A son to Mexican immigrant parents but a native son of Long Beach, Prophet recalls growing
up listening to the eclectic sounds of Banda, Oldies, Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B music. He grew up in a
poor neighborhood on Long Beach’s East side nestled in the heart of gang activity. It was in this
urban crucible where he honed his rap freestyling skills and derived his stage name, Prophet in the
streets of Long Beach. Prophet retained the moniker once he and his family moved away from his
old stomping grounds and away from a roguish past.
Nowadays, you’re more likely to find Prophet in the recording booth. Having had no formal
musical training, Prophet learned the art form by ear. He learned to develop concepts, structure his
lines, and craft songs by emulating “real lyricists.” Lyricists like Big Pun, Sick Jacken, RA the
Rugged Man, and fellow Long Beach rap artist Crooked I are among artists Prophet lists as
influences. He’s collaborated with other local artists such as O-TREES, LOS (BOTTOMGROUND),
and alongside producers EKNOCK (LIT-A-BIT STUDIOS/VITAL PRODUCTIONS) and
SOLDIER. Prophet rapped for a 5 year span beginning in 2001 to 2005, highlighted by an offer to
sign with Death Row Records in 2003 as a Rap Group with his cousin Propane rapping under the
group name CHRONIK ILLNESS before deciding to go independent. That arrangement fell apart
and Prophet has since grown hungrier and wiser.
Prophet returns with new projects among his first mixtape "If There's A Will, There's A Way" and
a larger career development plan. He appears on guest features "For The West Coast" by Killahboy
Onwon, and on the Vital Productions hit single "West Coast Boogie" over a laid back melodic west
coast groove provided by Vital Productions/Lit-A-Bit Studios own EKNOCK, and verses provided
by Vital Productions artist and Compton, CA native SALE DAWG, O TREES,KILLAHBOY
ONWON, and hook by Lit-A-Bit Studios/Vital Productions singer DARILIS. Prophet maintains that
he raps for the love and appreciation of “true music lovers, the real hip hop heads,” and loves the fact
that he can share his music and get a reaction from such fans. He understands the fact he’s a Mexican
rapper trying to step into a predominantly Black man’s competitive sport. The competition
“empowers me to try harder to distinguish myself from all so called rappers and let them realize that
it’s Prophet! He aims to “bring back the real raw lyrics that hip hop has been missing and to bring
the West Coast back” and asserts he “will eat up any emcee who wants to oppose. We Hip Hop we in
the building!”

Lyrics

WE Hip Hop

Written By: Prophet

(TALKING)
HA HA IT'S THAT WE HIP HOP BABY
WE IN THE FUCKING BUILDING!!!
LET ME HEAR YOU MOTHERFUCKERS SAY IT
COME ON
WE HIP HOP! WE HIP HOP! WE HIP HOP! WE HIP HOP!

(HOOK)
IF YOU THAT FAKE HIP HOP GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT
IF YOU FAKE HIP HOP GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT!!

VERSE 1
WHEN I STEP UP IN THE STUDIO MAN I NEVER GET BORED
WILLIE G SET UP PRO TOOLS THEN PRESS RECORD
LET MY VOCAL CORDS CHANNEL THROUGH THE LIQUID MIX
I'M AN ADDICT TO THIS MUSIC GOTTA HAVE MY FIX
LET ME SPIT THROUGH THE POPPER WITH THE NEUMANN I SOUND PROPER
ITS A B-FACE SYMPHONY AND PROPHET ON THE OPERA
TIGER, LEOPARD, GLYPH IF YOU CATCH MY DRIFT
LET ME SPARK UP THE SPLIFF THEN WORK MY GIFT
THE FLOW SO TIGHT PATCHED THROUGH THE FOCUS RITE
WE HIP HOP GOT MY BACK I'M THE FOCUS RIGHT?
Y'ALL THE HOPELESS TYPE, USELESS LIKE A SMOKELESS PIPE
COULDN'T HOST A MIC MY TRUNK KNOCKING LIKE ITS POLTERGEIST
MASH OUT POSSES CAUSE I'M COLD AS ICE
THIS IS REAL HIP HOP WE DON'T MOTORBIKE
THIS MY HOME WIPE YOUR FEET WHEN YOU STEP IN MY HOUSE
AND IF YOU FAKE HIP HOP THEN GET THE FUCK OUT!!!!

(HOOK)
IF YOU THAT FAKE HIP HOP GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT
IF YOU FAKE HIP HOP GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT!!

VERSE 2
WE HIP HOP I LIVE IT AND BREATHE IT
SHIT IT AND EAT IT DON'T BE MISS-LEADED BY BULLSHIT THEY FEEDING
REPEATING THE SAME BEATING YOUR BRAIN TILL YOU REPEAT WHAT THEY SAYING
REAL HIP HOP THEY CLAIM BUT REALLY OUT FOR THE FAME
I'M HERE TO CONQUER THE GAME INFLICT PAIN WHEN I SPIT FLAMES
ON YOU PRICKS SPORTING THICK CHAINS IT'S A BIG SHAME USING RAP FOR A QUICK GAIN
Y'ALL NEED TO QUIT PLAYING CAUSE Y'ALL EMBARRASSING LIKE SHIT STAINS
MY RAW RAP MAKE YOU FALL BACK CAUSE YOU ALL WACK
YOU ROOKIES CAN'T HANG WITH THE RHYMING STAUBACH
KEEP THINKING YOU ALL THAT TILL YOU DRESSED IN ALL BLACK
Y'ALL CAN LICK MY BALL SACK I'M EXPOSING ALL ACTS
SPEAKERS THROWING TANTRUMS PUT YOUR HANDS UP FOR THIS ANTHEM
IF HIP HOP IS DEAD THEN I'M THE RHYMING PHANTOM
I GOT A MURDER LIST WHEN I'M SPITTING MURDEROUS
IF YOU AIN'T HEARD OF THIS REAL HIP HOP NO PRESERVATIVES!!!

(HOOK)
IF YOU THAT FAKE HIP HOP GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT
IF YOU FAKE HIP HOP GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT GET THE FUCK OUT!!

Drive 'Em Wild

Written By: Prophet

(HOOK) 2X
IS IT YOUR FANCY FOOTWEAR THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE, OR HOW YOU CARRY YOURSELF, OR IS IT THAT CUTE SMILE? WIFEY MATERIAL YEAH SHE FITS THAT PROFILE, SHE THE REASON THAT SHE DRIVE ALL THEM BOYS WILD

VERSE 1 (PROPHET)
DON'T MEAN TO BE SWEET I'M JUST BEING HONEST COKE BOTTLE SHAPE WITH THE LOOKS OF A GODDESS SHOW STOPPER HEADS TURN CAUSE SHE PROPER MISS INDEPENDENT NOTHING CAN STOP HER SHE GOT HER TOES DONE HER HAIR DID SHE GO RUN AND STAYS FIT HER OWN CRIB NO KIDS AND UNDERSTANDS RATS COME WITH SHOW BIZ SLANTED EYES FIVE FIVE AND THICK THIGHS SHE ALWAYS KEEP IT REAL DON'T WEAR A DISGUISE SHE AIN'T PLAYING GAMES OR TELLING THEM LIES SHE THE TYPE OF GIRL MEN WANT IN THEIR LIFE SHE'LL NEVER ASK WHERE YOU BEEN NO ARGUMENTS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS PLUS SHE GOT HER OWN MONEY TO SPEND AND FOLLOWS UP ON THE LATEST TRENDS DOLLED UP TAKES PRIDE IN APPEARANCE EDUCATED TYPE THAT CAN MEET THE PARENTS CONFIDENT NEVER INSECURE LIKE THE OTHERS LADY IN THE STREET BUT A FREAK UNDER COVERS MY HEART MELTS WHENEVER SHE SMILES IS IT PERSONALITY OR IS IT HER STYLE SHE THE ONE I WANT TO HAVE MY LOVE CHILD MAYBE THAT'S THE REASON SHE DRIVES THE BOYS WILD

(HOOK) 2X
IS IT YOUR FANCY FOOTWEAR THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE, OR HOW YOU CARRY YOURSELF, OR IS IT THAT CUTE SMILE? WIFEY MATERIAL YEAH SHE FITS THAT PROFILE, SHE THE REASON THAT SHE DRIVE ALL THEM BOYS WILD

VERSE 2 (O TREES)
I'M A TELL IT HOW IT IS GOING STRAIGHT TO THE BIZ IT'S NOT GONNA WORK IF YOU AIN'T GOT THAT TWURK THAT MAKES IT JERK GOTTA MAKE IT WORK GOTTA MAKE IT HURT GO AHEAD AND MOVE THEM CURVES THAT DRIVES ME WILD NO TIME TO UNWIND CAUSE THE BOYS FLY THAT'S HOW I GET DOWN SO TELL ME IF YOU'RE DOWN I LIKE YOUR STYLE AND YOUR SMILE IS WHAT I NEED RIGHT NOW THOSE JUICY LIPS THOSE PRETTY HIPS THOSE PRETTY LITTLE TOES I'D LIKE TO HOLD AND MAKE EM FOLD SO GET REAL LOW LIKE THE LOW RIDE JEANS IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN LET ME TAKE A SNEAK PEEK EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK I LIKE TO FEED ON THOSE PRETTY LITTLE THINGS SO LISTEN UP CAUSE I'M A ONLY TELL YOU ONCE I DON'T LIKE TO FRONT I'D LIKE TO TAKE YOU OUT SO HOP IN THE WHIP TAKE A SIP OF THE CRIS A TABLE FOR TWO GOT A SEVEN COURSE MEAL IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE COME RIDE WITH ME CAUSE YOUR MAN AIN'T AS BAD AS ME THIS IS O TREES WORLD COME AND SEE MY WORLD YOU CAN BE THAT GIRL JUST WAIT AND SEE BRING THE STARS AND THE WORLD DOWN TO YOUR FEET AND YOUR FANCY FOOTWEAR IS WHAT I NEED

(HOOK) 2X
IS IT YOUR FANCY FOOTWEAR THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE, OR HOW YOU CARRY YOURSELF, OR IS IT THAT CUTE SMILE? WIFEY MATERIAL YEAH SHE FITS THAT PROFILE, SHE THE REASON THAT SHE DRIVE ALL THEM BOYS WILD

VERSE 3 (PROPHET)
LITTLE MAMA SO FINE SHE FULLY EQUIPPED BODY LIKE SHE STRIP JUICY LIPS FRENCH TIPS ENVY OF GIRLS FIRST CHOICE OF DUDES DESIGNER HAND BAGS SHADES AND SHOES JUST FOR YOU I'LL REMAIN FAITHFUL IT'S A MISTAKE TO TREAT YOU UNGRATEFUL GOTTA BE MY QUEEN CAUSE YOU EVERY MAN'S DREAM HOW ABOUT PRINCESS CUTS ON YOUR DIAMOND RING HER WALK IS MEAN IN APPLE BOTTOM JEANS SHE GO TO SCHOOL SHE COOK AND CLEAN HER LIFE'S IN CONTROL SHE SETS HER OWN GOALS WHEN SHE STEPS IN THE SCENE SHE STEALS THE WHOLE SHOW SHE'S THE MISSING PIECE TO MY PUZZLE AND SHE DON'T GET MAD WHEN I HUSTLE SHE'S VERY UNDERSTANDING AND NEVER DEMANDING A SWEETHEART THAT'S REAL CLOSE TO HER FAMILY VERY LITTLE MAKE UP NATURAL BEAUTY NEVER GETS JEALOUS OR ACTS ALL MOODY NEVER THE TYPE TO SNOOP IN YOUR PHONE SO SEXY IN HER VICKY'S WHEN WE ALL ALONE HER CONFIDENCE ATTRACTIVE I LOVE WHO YOU ARE IF I COULD I'LL GIVE YOU THE MOON AND THE STARS I LOVE SPENDING TIME CAUSE SHE'S WORTHWHILE MAYBE THAT'S THE REASON SHE DRIVES YOUR BOY WILD

(HOOK) 2X
IS IT YOUR FANCY FOOTWEAR THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE, OR HOW YOU CARRY YOURSELF, OR IS IT THAT CUTE SMILE? WIFEY MATERIAL YEAH SHE FITS THAT PROFILE, SHE THE REASON THAT SHE DRIVE ALL THEM BOYS WILD

Discography

prophet.bandcamp.com

"If There's A Will, There's A Way" (Released 4/20/10)
Community Muzik Video (youtube.com/lbhighlife)
For The West Coast Video (youtube.com/lbhighlife)

"What Will Tomorrow Bring?" (Released 9/16/11)
WE Hip Hop Video (youtube.com/lbhighlife)

Prophet & Izzy Mixtape "It Ain't Izzy Making A Prophet In Yo Pocketz!"

Prophet "Is Anybody Listening!?" (Available Spring 2012)

Set List

HANDS UP
WE HIP HOP
CALI BREEZE
PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
FACADE
FALLEN SOLDIERS
PARTY DA NITE AWAY
DRIVE 'EM WILD
DAYS LIKE THIS
HUSTLE N' FLOW
REPO MAN
GET EM GOT UM