RawKnowledge

RawKnowledge

 Buffalo, New York, USA
BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

I would like to say I am sort of a Leonardo Davinci or in better words "Renaissance Man" when it comes to music. I write what I feel; Rock, Gospel, Rap, R&B or whatever else comes to mind. I just write Life

Biography

Born and Raised on the East side of buffalo, New York I used to go by the name “Raw”. The name Raw defines the young man who was raised in the inner city; therefore, making a vast amount of dangerous, stupid and quick decisions. That name or shall I say way of life has somewhat stuck to me even while growing into a man. Consequently, as I became older and wiser I didn’t want to just go by that name Raw. There was something else. Knowledge, I had knowledge. I still chose a certain life that most would describe as a negative life style. But that lifestyle I chose is the reason why I can have the money to record and do what I can to pursue my dream as an artist/songwriter. However, at the same time I have taken action in doing positive things such as working a full time job, completing two tours in Iraq which made me a combat veteran and being a full time college student.
I have lived and experienced so many different sides of life. I guess that would explain the versatility in my music.

Onto the music side of things: I do have goals on trying to become an artist. However, I am now focusing more of my attention on songwriting. I have grown to find out that I enjoy writing lyrics for others as well as recording them. Writing also gives me “No Barriers” or limitations to what I can write. I might not have a voice like “Nickel back” or “Usher” but I bet I can write them hit songs. I might not go to church every Sunday and sing in the choir but I sure can write the gospel that brings tears to everyone eyes. I also enjoy making the music. I produce beats for small rap groups in the area. The majority of the time I make them and give them away for free. I dont have much equipment; however, I work with what I have like most people do where I come from.

Overall I intend to learn as much as I can about the industry and also how to become a better artist. Down to recording, writing and learning how to become more and more marketable. I am not one of those artists who came from a rich family or who struck it big at sixteen. And I say that for the simple fact that if you look at the history of Hip-Hop and R&B, the majority of our largest influences in music came up from nothing. Artists such as 2-pac, B.I.G, Big L, 50 Cent, Mary J Blidge. One of the greatest R&B song writters in the world used to have to sing and play his keyboard in a dirty subway and that would be Mr. R-Kelly. Therefore, I have to do “whatever” it takes to get the time and the means to make music up to the standards of those that do have the time and the means to learn and do whatever they want with music. Where I come from, we all ways say when one of us make it we usually come from “under the ground”. Under the ground meaning in order to achieve our dreams and goals we have to spend our last dime out of our pockets and do whatever we can to make the money to achieve our goal. Which is to enjoy making good music for the world to listen to and to be able to get the best life financially for our families while fulfilling our dream doing so.

Lyrics

Right Now

Written By: RawKnowledge (All Lyrics Have Proof of Ownership)

Right Now
Verse 1:
You remind me of a sunny day
Your laugh your smile make all the pain go away (go away)
And I’m looking in your pretty eyes
Beautiful you remind me of a butter fly (butter fly)
And everybody know I messed up door shut back in your life now guess what (guess what)
They can keep on talking
White dress and a black tux we walking
I don’t even care what those people say
We been through hell so now I make you smile all day
I said women wasn’t nothing but you something to me
Don’t believe but I will bet my life you’ll see
Lay your head on my chest every time we sleep
Had a long day baby let me rub your feet
Not young no more
Baby I’m a grown ass man and you’re a grown ass woman
And I love you to Death
At times it seems that I won’t fulfill your dreams
But that’s all going to stop when I get that ring
At time it seems that I won’t fulfill your dreams
And now I’m down on my knee and I need you right now

Chorus: You’re the love of my life and I want to treat you right
Girl I need you right now

Girl I want you back
In my life
Need you right now

I just hope you understand that I’m a better man
Girl I need you right now

Girl I want you back
In my life
Need you right now

At time it seems that I won’t fulfill your dreams but that all going to stop when I get that ring
At time it seems that I won’t fulfill your dreams but that all going to stop when I get that ring

Verse 2:
In my front site think about you all night
Me and you Champaign and a long flight
Oversees on the beach and the sand white
Take your clothes off making love in the daylight
Let’s stay tight
No more fights
When I’m away baby you the one that I write
They said Franklin couldn’t do it with a small kite
Just a little more time we will be alright
This time I will be good I promise
Never let you go even if I’m armless
We were both young thinking love was harmless
Been through a war now our love is strongest
Remember like it was yesterday
Seventeen years old twenty-first of May
Age twenty-two almost washed away
But we both dried off and together we stay

Chorus:

Bridge: Baby if we stay together (Stay together)
We can do all things (All things)
You’re back in my life now (Life now)
Oh the Joy that your smile brings
Time heals all wounds (All wounds)
We learn from our mistakes (Our mistakes)
To make us like we ought to be (ought to be)
Ill start us off in god’s hands

Chorus:

High School Sweet Heart

Written By: RawKnowledge (All Lyrics Have Proof of Ownership)

High School Sweet Heart
Verse 1:
Looking back and I think about the day that we met
Senior year High School Lips Soft and wet
English Class staring back at my desk
Looking at your pretty eyes now I know why I was failing my tests
Getting frustrated looking at your beautiful lips
Grew some balls wrote a letter just to ask for a kiss
Here I am feeling stupid and sick
Received the letter back five years how did it end up like this
My woman
Love it how you like my style
Down for whatever not afraid to go buck wild
Seen you for a while
Looking at you walk through the halls
Fantasizing not knowing that you didn’t like me at all
Feeling kind of small you didn’t even know me that much
Now you feigning bad for my style and impeccable touch
In a daze while I’m watching you strut
Steady kissing and licking your body tasting like vanilla deluxe

Chorus: You have me feigning
For your pretty smile
I used to be blind but I know now
You were always the one

My high school sweet heart x2

Verse 2:
We together now loving all the moves we made
All the way to graduation where we walked the stage
I admire how your life was raised
Never drank never smoked put your life in the perfect page
Even though we both young at age
We can still make it to that other level till our names engraved
Your beauty has put me dazed
Can’t wait until the day when I can say let’s get engaged
When speak to you words are real
I’m not running no game we adults and no longer kids
A home where we both would live
A beautiful woman
In the future you can have my child
Even though I have been gone for a while
I’m making you smile and conversations where it runs for a mile
Well always be together
You are my woman
All ways and forever

Chorus: You have me feigning
For your pretty smile
I used to be blind but I know now
You were always the one

My high school sweet heart x2

Freakin

Written By: RawKnowledge (All Lyrics Have Proof of Ownership)

Freakin
Chorus: Come up to my crib you know what we gonna do
And I’m doing what you like cuz you know im feeling you
And you know we gon be freakin (freakin)
Early in the morning or the evenin (evenin)
Now-------

Rap Verse:
Baby I’m ridin round
Wonder what you doin now
Pick up my phone cuz I wanna try to put it down
I can pick you up but you know I’m goin south
If you sittin home alone we can do it at your house
And you know we gone be freakin (freakin)
Early in the morning or the evenin (evenin)
Now
Singing Verse:
Hello baby boy----- How was your day
I just wanna know---- Are you round my way
I know you know that I want you to--- come over
(over---over--- want you to come over------------)

And im not--- gon front
It’s Ten O’clock at night so you know what I want
Thinkin bout you boy every since it was the first time (time)
But we all know seconds is the best
Put me on top put my hands on your chest
You can close your eyes (eyes)
Imma do the rest (rest)
Do it in the evenin
Wake up in the mornin
(mornin----mornin----do it in the mornin------)

Chorus:
Come up to my crib you know what we gonna do
And I’m doing what you like cuz you know im feeling you
And you know we gon be freakin (freakin)
Early in the morning or the evenin (evenin)
Now-------

Rap Verse 2:
Baby girl you got me lovin how you break it down (down)
Thinkin bout you havin visions how you do it now-----(now)
Put you on my top five on my cell phone
Got me spendin when im in the mall dolo-----(low)
You got that good good
Wife you up you know I should
If you didn’t have a man girl you know I would
But in the mean time imma have you screamin
Early in the mornin early in the evenin
Singing verse 2:
Boy you know I feel the same way you do
Got me goin crazy thinkin bout you
If time can erase
Different time different place
I want you to understand
I would want you as my man

But boy what I feel for you------
Nobody can stop me
Kissin on my neck touchin all over my body
As long as your around boy imma be feignin
Early in the morning early in the evenin

Chorus:
Come up to my crib you know what we gonna do
And Im doing what you like cuz you know im feeling you
And you know we gon be freakin (freakin)
Early in the morning or the evenin (evenin)
Now-------

Singer and rapper duet:
As long as you’re around (girl/boy) imma be feignin
(feignin ,feignin early in the evenin)
Got me havin dreams (dreams)
Thinkin bout you lately
Rapper: But you not my woman
Singer: And you not my man

Chorus:

Iraq

Written By: RawKnowledge (All Lyrics Have Proof of Ownership)

Iraq
Verse 1:
Let me take you back to a place
People not safe little kids can’t play
Forget catching a case
You have a problem broad day light get an AK and put it to his face
Enemies have bombs strapped to their waist
Twenty-Five dead when it detonates
One second is your life if you hesitate
Bullets so big they hit you and make your whole body levitate
Little kids making bombs and they all strapped
And they do it for their God how we stop that
Shooting people out of places where they’re going to church our own government saying we can’t shoot back
All the news channels lying on your big screens
If you think we at war you must be having dreams
If we were in a war you’ll be up in the factories instead of being out at the club
The whole city has a curfew
After Nine O’clock the military are patrolling the streets
So when you sitting watching world news
Pay attention because all the killing and murdering is happening in the day time
Congress tried to say we want to bring peace
Iraq said Americans go home
They said we caught Sadaam the most powerful man gone it’s no more threat to your country
Here’s a bomb on my chest if you want me
I’m going to heaven after I get popped
We the strongest military in the world but we dying by an Iraqi who wearing flip flops
I went over just to find what it’s all about
More RawKnowledge I can speak out my mouth
I did my thing for my people and my country
Now I’m back where I live thinking to myself why

Chorus: Every night
People cry kids die and America fails to know why
Every day
Bombs blowing up stray bullets flying where you sleep
Every night
They all want us to go to hell they all hate the way that we live
Everyday
But Congress still has us over there getting killed by kids

Verse 2:
I’m steady looking at the city and I’m thinking
Massive pain in my heart because I miss home
Reminiscing back where I live hanging around me and my crew Toya blowing up my cell phone
Walking around with a round in the chamber, bullet proof vest and my tan boots on
I felt like I was doing the same thing before I changed my life and left from home
The government said they all not bad
-They hate everything we do
Everybody said we all at war
-But then they said watch who you shoot
Letting people launch bombs from their back yards and call Americans infidels
But when a soldier put a bullet in a suspect
They give his ass life in jail
But it was alright when the government dropped two big bombs down on Japan
But when it comes to Iraq we die because congress wants to have a different plan
What do we need with that dirty ass country
Nothing ever changed in my home town
People still on the streets getting shot down
It’s another war in the ghetto where people know where you live now
The gas price high as hell but over there their paying about one buck
And if you think we over there for oil
You’re out your mind because we already have it
Drove around with our tanks and we snatched it
Jets made neighborhoods look like hell
Every since the war began we already had the oil wells

Chorus: Every night
People cry kids die and America fails to know why
Every day
Bombs blowing up stray bullets flying where you sleep
Every night
They all want us to go to hell they all hate the way that we live
Everyday
But Congress still has us over there getting killed by kids

Better man (Dreams Breaking Me Down)

Written By: RawKnowledge (All Lyrics Have Proof of Ownership)

Better Man (Dreams Breaking Me Down)

Verse 1:

I don’t know---------,
Why I don’t understand,
How can I------------,
Be the better man,
True love----------,
No matter what I am,
Hate me now---------,
But right here you still stand,
Changing------------,
The world I used to know,
For you girl---------,
To hell you know I’ll go,
Time seems---------,
To not be on my side,
I promise----------,
Before I die that I’ll

Chorus:

Love you,
For all time,

You’re my one and only

Love you,
Until I die,

You’re my one and only

How can I be a better man,
I need you to come around,

I can no longer understand,
How my dreams can break me down

Verse 2:

I’m waiting--------,
Until all my dreams come true,
When the day comes----------,
I hope I’m still with you,
Wish it was---------,
The hour glass that I can trick,
Patience girl----------,
Drove me crazy I’ll admit,
Sleeping----------,
Visions of mansions and fancy cars,
Awaking now-------,
Hard to accept how we still are,
Unhappy-------,
In this life but I still stand,
Trying----------,
To be the better man still I

Chorus:

Love you,
For all time,

You’re my one and only

Love you,
Until I die,

You’re my one and only

How can I be a better man,
I need you to come around,

I can no longer understand,
How my dreams can break me down

Bridge:

In a different life,
Maybe I’ll be the man I tried to be,
In a different life,
I probably would have learned from my mistakes,
In a different life,
I don’t know how much longer I can wait,
In a different life,

I would have been amazing