StahMeNah Vybz

StahMeNah Vybz

 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
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StahMeNah Vybz is an artist with a flare of a modern Caribbean sound consisting of a blend of Dancehall, Reggae, Pop & original sounding beats. StahMeNah Vybz will offer something new and refreshing to his listeners.

Biography

StahMeNah Vybz is an artist with a flare of a modern Caribbean sound consisting of a blend of Dancehall, Reggae, Pop & original sounding beats. StahMeNah Vybz will offer something new and refreshing to his listeners.

This self-produced release was engineered entirely by Laurinton Garreth Warren “StahMenah Vybz” at the StahMeNah Records studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On July 11th, 2010 StahMeNah Rewind was release online worldwide and is now available for download digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody and several other online distribution sites.

As a debut album, StahMeNah Rewind is just the beginning of what is to come from StahMeNah Vybz and StahMeNah Records.

Laurinton Garreth Warren "StahMeNah Vybz" was born on a beautiful little island in the Caribbean call St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He moved to Montreal, Canada in 1975 with his mother, 4 siblings. In 1996, Garreth moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to open his own Kung Fu School "Five Animal Kung Fu." In 1999, he created an exercise program called FIT. (F)inally (I)'m (T)oned and in 2008, he produced his own fitness DVD based on F.I.T.

StahMeNah grew up listening to a wide range of music, but Reggae has always been his favorite. While living in Halifax, StahMeNah has opened for the hip hop group Universal Souls, Halifax's only two reggae groups Verbal Warning and Andru Branch & the Halfway Tree. On November 28th, 2010, he opened for Jamaica’s own Serani, one of Jamaica’s well know reggae artist. He has also had several shows of his own around the Halifax area including Chester Relay for Life and has been interviewed several times on CKDU 88.1fm Dalhousie Radio Station. As a means of releasing his own music, Stahmenah Vbyz started his own indie Label called Stahmenah Records in 2008.

StahMeNah was nominated for Artist of the Year at the African Nova Scotian Music Association Award show at the Casino Nova Scotia on January 9th, 2010.

PEACE People Everywhere Are Created Equally PEACE, A word to live by!

Lyrics

Spread Da New

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

SPREAD DA NEWS

INTRO:

VERSE1:
Tick tock sucker mc watch your back.
Stahmenah’s on the mic about to attack.
All you mc who think your rhymes sound so phat
Now watch yourself, I’m not cutting you no slack.
When I’m on the mic me say I rock it non stop.
Listen to my lyrics flow from my head top.
Rhymes as hard as a baseball bat
I can drop an mc with busting a cap.

CHORUS :
Spread the news that there’s a new chief in town.
Spread that news that he’s not messing around.
Spread the new that there’s a new chief in town.
Spread the news that he’s strong like a lion.

Spread the news that there’s a new chief in town.
Spread that news that he’s not messing around.
Spread the new that there’s a new chief in town.
Spread the news that he’s strong like a lion.

VERSE2:
Knock them to the floor, me say lay them flat.
Sweep them like dirt, me say under the mat.
Let them run under ground to hide with the rats
Cause Stahmenah is just cool like that.
I still have a few tricks under my hat.
Got nine lives just like a pussy cat
Stahmenah Vybz is the style that I chat
Those who like it, like it a lot now,

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
You had your turn, now this is mine.
Don’t try to step to me cause you will get burn.
Don’t try to stop me, don’t try to be brave.
Sucker don’t you know that you cannot be saved.
What you gonna do now I’m bringing it to you.
Don’t come with Judo cause I will bust you with Kung Fu.
Tiger leopard dragon snake and the crane,
Hit you with so many styles you’d think you’re insane.

CHORUS:

VERSE 4:
Snake fist to your eyes and I know you wouldn’t see,
The side kick to you leg that will put you to your knee.
Tiger to your throat you will apologize to me.
Bet you didn’t know I had moves like Bruce Lee.
Your mother always said there’ll be days like this.
When you stepped to me, me say you signed your death wish.
What you gonna do now I’m bringing it to you.
Stahmenah is here, now what you’re gonna do?

CHORUS:

VERSE4:
S-T-A-H-MENAH!
Stahmenah’s on the mic will not hesitate!
To rock the party and make you feel great.
This is my style so don’t imitate.
So you want to come test me.
As you can see I’m always ready!
Eveready, like the battery
Try to step to me boy, you must be crazy!

CHORUS: x2

Helping Hand

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

HELPING HAND

INTRO:
So much problems in the world today.
So much pain! We need someone to show us the way,
And teach us how to stay sane.

CHORUS:
Lend a helping hand everyone.
Lend a helping hand when you can.
Cause all we see is sickness and poverty,
A lot can be change by you and me.

Lend a helping hand everyone.
Lend a helping hand when you can.
All we see is poverty and sickness,
Come on people cause I know that we can change this.

VERSE 1:
If life was a thing that money could buy,
Rich would live and the poor would die.
What a sad world we are living in,
Where people go day by day without eating
If you had a lot of money, tell me what would you do?
Would you shear it with someone less fortunate than you?
Would you put it in the bank, to collect interest?
Or would you give some to your bro, & give some to your sis.

CHORUS:

If you walking down the street and someone say to you,
Brother or sister do you have a buck or two,
Do you give it to them or do you start preaching.
About how life was when you had nothing.
Before you do that I just want you to know.
Easy as it came is how quickly it can go.
So, have a heart, and show that you care.
Until then, we will not get no where

CHORUS:

VERSE3:
People every where are created equally.
That is what the word peace means to me.
Whether you’re black, white, Indian or Chinese,
Time to stop the fighting and live in unity
Everywhere that you look there is someone starving!
Look into their eyes, and you see that they’re crying,
Take them by the hands, and show some loving.
And you will see, what a great feeling,
You will feel, deep down inside.
A type of feeling you can never ever hide.
Now lets’ do something for all those people,
Even for the ones you don’t know,
Who they are or where they come from.
Help them to stand up and teach them to be strong
And you will see, without any doubt.
A big smile coming right to their mouth!

CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
How can everything I see be so wrong!
People dying for things they never did wrong.
What we need is just to get along.
Cause I’ve seen too much violence for way too long.
And children growing up in broken homes,
Why this stuff happens lord only knows.
And I just wish we could all make a change.
But it can’t happen when you stay the same.

Body Move

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

BODY MOVE
Verse1:
StahMeNah here with a new dance,
Move your body and jump and prance.
Clap your hands and, stomp your feet,
Come on everybody me say, move to the beat.
Rock your body to the left, rock your body to the right,
Her to party, we not here to fight,
Rock your body to the right, rock your body to the left,
It a new sound now here’s the concept.
When the music hit you, you’ll feel no pain.
Lyrics that I chat will go right to your brain.
If you like what you hear put your hands up in the air.
Wave them around like you don’t care!
If you like what you see everybody follow me,
Now, jump around like you’re crazy.
Me say one, two me say three and four,
Move your body me say cross the dance floor!

Chorus: x2
Body move, body move,
Get in the groove.
Rock it left, rock it right,
Move it all night.
Make it swing, make it swing,
It’s a new thing.
Don’t stop, don’t stop,
Move you feet and clap.

Verse 2:
Put your hands up high,
Let me see y’all reach for the sky.
Check it out no doubt you’ll like what I shout,
This new dance is about to break out.
Coming to your area, to entertain ya,
So move your body like a figure skater.
Can’t do it let me show you the way.
Do what I do, repeat what I say.
Like lave you move your body real slow.
Can even dance with someone you don’t know.
It’s the feet stomper, it’s the hands clapper.
Dedicated to every party goer!
Gonna make your heart beat faster.
DJ would you please pump the beat louder,
Gonna make you move your feet!
Move your feet me say right to the beat.

Chorus:

Verse4
StahMeNah you now know is me,
This new dance is my originality.
Came to liven up any party,
Can be learned me say real easily.
It will make you move your body,
Move your body, move your body gently.
Can be done, in any city,
Any town or any country,
Black, white, Indian or Chinese,
Move your head put your hands on your knees.
Now that you know what all the fuss is about,
Let me hear you scream and shout.
Gonna make you feel the vibes,
Talking to the husbands and I’m talking to the wives.
Body move is about to grow.
Making every headlines and every talk show!

Chorus x2

Hold Your Head Up (Cancer)

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

HOLD YOUR HEAD UP!

INTRO:
This song is dedicated to everyone who is suffering from cancer
Know someone suffering from cancer or lost someone because of cancer Hold your head up, and keep going strong.

VERSE 1:
Cancer is a word we don’t want to talk about!
But it comes out of so many mouths.
With a lot of prayer we’ll find a cure there’s no doubt.
Death & pain we can surely do without.
Cancer doesn’t care what color you are.
It doesn’t care if you come from near or far!
Weather you are poor or rich as a star.
Till there’s a cure it will always leave a scar.

CHOROS:
Hold your head up, Keep going strong.
With a lot of love you can’t go wrong
Hold your head up, Keep going strong.
We will find a cure and it wouldn’t take long.
Hold your head up, keep going strong.
With a lot of prayer you can’t go wrong
Hold your head up, Keep going strong.
We will find a cure and it wouldn’t take long.

GARRETH’S VERSE 2:
To say I know the pain you’re in I’m lying to you!
Don’t know how you keep as strong as you do.
One thing I know is absolutely true.
The support you have is way more than a few.
Now here is something I think you should know.
My sister had it too but she has gone through Kemo.
Support and love, for her I do show.
Pray every night for her to have it no more.

CHOROS:

VERSE3:
Now when you look back the times you’ve wasted,
And all the things you took for granted.
Worse thing to do is to get frustrated.
Spend some times with the ones you’ve neglected.
Keep the support you have for each other,
And continue to stand by another.
Put your faith in the almighty Father!
Just believe he will make it all better.
This is a special dedication,
To everyone across the nation,
We are headed in the right direction.
Before you know, there’ll be an invention.
To rid of cancer once and for all,
No matter how severe, no matter how small.
We need to act now. No time to stall.
This is your final wakeup call!

BRIDGE:
If I had a wish, but one to make,
It would be for your sake.
To see you no longer in misery and pain,
And to be on your feet once again!
If I had a dream but one to tell,
It would be of you around and well.
To see your face engulfed with a smile.
And to know it will stay for a while
And if I had the power, to make one recover,
It would go to you, and now one other.
For you’re the one I will always love,
As long as the sky remains above,
So hold your head up, and keep going strong.
We will find a cure and it wouldn’t be long.

CHORUS: x2

Compassion

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

Compassion

Verse1:
For all the ladies who have suffered and strived
To gain the courage to carry pure pride
For all of the men who can be so forgetful
Listen and to her please be respectful.
If her love is ever garnished with fear,
At her love gate he will have no prayer.
If the hands of the man consist of compassion
For him her lust will always be in fashion!

Chorus:
Show some compassion. Show that you care!
Show some respect or you will get nowhere.
Show some desire, show you'll be there
The love for one another will never disappear!

Verse2:
Love, devotion burns like blue fire
Keep her flame, help them grow stronger!
A true love is hard to come by.
Look up & say thanks to the guy in the sky
Remember love is never guaranteed.
Yours came by chance, so nourish the seed.
Keep in mind that he was heaven sent.
Being a real man is a God-Given talent.

Chorus:

Verse3:
With the essence of time we grow wiser.
Her body is a temple so please remember.
She's your Queen & you are her King.
No need to decorate her with diamonds & rings.
In her temple you need no currency.
Side by side you stand equally.
She will love you both inside and out.
Mind & Soul, will never in doubt.

Chorus:
Verse4:
As an explorer sailing for the richest of land
Love is found with the purest of hands
Use your senses to learn his desires.
Make it your mission to add fuel to her fire.
Say what you mean & mean what you say.
Respect each other, & no one will stray
Make love, be happy and free!
Show your love so all can see.

Chorus:

Verse5:
For all the ladies who have suffered and strived
To gain the courage to carry pure pride
For all of the men who can be so forgetful
Listen and to her please be respectful.
If her love is ever garnished with fear,
At her love gate he will have no prayer.
If the hands of the man consist of compassion
For him her lust will always be in fashion!

Chorus

Choices

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

CHOICES
CHORUS:
My mother raised her to have two choices
Work her mind, or work her back!
Digging ditches, you'll hear the voices,
“Shovel's the devil. No Merci, no slack.”

VERSE1:
Do you know someone who has hit rock bottom?
Can't buy groceries or even go shopping.
Give them help and make them shine.
Help them through the check out line.
If they hurt you by taking what you share,
To go to the salon, to get some pretty hair
Or on their wrist they wear a watch by gucci
You have the right to call them moochie.

CHORUS:

VERSE2:
In life hindsight is twenty, twenty.
Now they're working hard for a little money.
Don't shun them, for not having much.
Help them if they're down on their luck now
Lend a hand you will feel good inside.
If they have a heart they will thank you with pride.
If they can make it but yet they fake it,
The life they live is not gonna be too legit.

CHORUS:

VERSE3:
Sometimes it's hard to move ahead further.
Let's put an end to all of this drama.
Just refuse to abuse the system
Don't be a victim of the LAZY syndrome.
Have low wage, feel there's no hope.
Trying real hard but can’t seem to cope.
Lots of us are in this money prison.
Get paroled by my mother's wisdom.
Some say they're poor but yet they have a lot.
Others have to cook in a single pot.
In their cupboards they have rice & potato.
In their fridge, bread, milk, tomato
To share you don't need to have any courage!
Just remember greed is a real savage.
So don't take advantage of a friend.
Someday you may just need them again.

CHORUS: x1

Thoughts Of You

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

THOUGHTS OF YOU

CHORUS
Girl I want you to know,
Everywhere that I go,
Thoughts of you are inside of me,
No matter what I do, I’m always thinking of you.
Girl you make my spirits fly so free.

BABY, BABY WOULD YOU PLEASE BE WITH ME?
I’LL TAKE YOUR HANDS AND HOLD THEM GENTLY.
LOOK INTO YOUR EYES CAUSE THEY’RE SO PRETTY.
GIRL I FIND YOU, SO, SO SEXY.
WAY YOUR BODY MOVES JUST DRIVES ME CRAZY.
YOU’RE THE SWEETEST THING I EVER DID SEE.
GIRL YOU MAKE MY SPIRITS FLY SO FREE
OH MY LORD, TELL ME HOW CAN THIS BE?

CHORUS

NOW NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD FIND SOMEONE LIKE YOU.
SOMEONE, WHO KNOWS HOW TO REALLY BE TRUE,
IN A LIFE TIME YOU FINE ONLY A FEW.
THAT WILL NEVER MAKE YOU FEEL SO BLUE,
THAT IS THE TYPE OF VIBES THAT I’M GETTING.
NOW THAT YOU AND I ARE TALKING.
NO NEED GIRL TO KEEP ON LOOKING.
GIRL I LIKE THE WAY THAT I AM FEELING.

CHORUS

NOW I WANNA GIVE YOU THINGS THAT MONEY CAN’T BUY.
AN HONEST MAN THAT TO YOU WILL NEVER LIE,
WHEN THE TIME COMES YOU WILL NEVER FEEL SHY.
TO TELL THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD I’M YOUR GUY.
LOVE, RESPECT AND HONESTY,
I WILL HAVE FOR YOU ETERNALLY.
WANNA BE YOUR GUY AND YOU MY LADY.
WHEN I’M WITH YOU GIRL, MY SPIRITS FLY FREE.

CHORUS

SO IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE MY GIRL.
I WOULD WALK EVERDAY WITH A SMILE.
SO THE WHOLE WORLD CAN SEE.
I’M WITH YOU AND GIRL AND YOU’RE WITH ME.
WANNA BE IN THIS FOR THE LONG RUN.
NOT JUST IN THIS TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN.
I’LL PICK YOU UP IF YOU’RE EVER DOWN.
GIRL I PROMIS I’LL NEVER DO YOU WRONG.

CHORUS

BABY, BABY WOULD YOU PLEASE BE WITH ME?
I’LL TAKE YOUR HANDS AND HOLD THEM GENTLY.
LOOK INTO YOUR EYES CAUSE THEY’RE SO PRETTY.
GIRL I FIND YOU, SO, SO SEXY.
WAY YOUR BODY MOVES JUST DRIVES ME CRAZY.
YOU’RE THE SWEETEST THING I EVER DID SEE.
GIRL YOU MAKE MY SPIRITS FLY SO FREE
OH MY LORD, TELL ME HOW CAN THIS BE?

(SING SAME TIME AS CHORUS)

Cocaine

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

COCAINE
CHORUS: x2
Cocaine, will mess up your brain!
Your life will never be the same.
Crack, blow, or 8 Ball,
It’s cocaine you’re about to fall.

VERSE: 1
My name is Cocaine but you can call me coke for short.
Entered this country without a passport,
Ever since then I’ve made lots of scum rich.
Some have been murdered and found in a ditch.
I’m more valued than diamond, more precious than gold.
Use me once and you will be sold.
Listen my friends and listen very well
When you ride with cocaine you are riding to hell.

CHORUS: x2

VERSE: 2
I’ll make a school teacher forget how to teach,
Make a preacher man don’t ever want to preach.
Make a beauty queen girl, loose all her look.
Make a school boy come and forget his books.
Make the world champ, look like a chump.
Take him out his mansion and put him in a dump.
Now Listen my friends and listen very well
When you ride with cocaine you are riding to hell.

VERSE: 3
I’ll make a well know speaker, become a real bore,
Make a loving mother love her children no more.
Take your rent money, & you’ll be evicted.
Try me just one and you’ll be addicted.
Make robbing and stabbing a common affair.
Under my spell me say you don’t have a prayer.
Listen my friends and listen very well
When you ride with cocaine you are riding to hell.
Here is the point that I’m trying to make,
Get off the coke man for goodness sake?
Or six feet under is where you will be.
You family and friends will be in misery.
Take it slow take it slow, I want you to know,
People care about and their love they will show.
So next time someone say “Hey you want some blow?”
Kick them to the curb and just say NO!

BRIDGE:
So here’s I the question to everybody,
Who take coke to make them happy!
What satisfaction does it, bring to you!
When it’s all said and done, you’re still feeling blue.
Stuff it up your nose or blow it out your mouth.
Walk around like you’re all spaced out.
Age will start showing much older than you are!
Hope you’re getting the message so far.

CHORUS: X2

Faith

Written By: StahMeNah Vybz

FAITH

INTRO:

CHORUS:
Put a little bit of faith in me.
Things will be ok just you wait and see girl,
Put a little bit of faith in me.
It will work out just you wait and see.
Put a little bit of faith in me.
Things will be ok just you wait and see girl,
Put a little bit of faith in me.
It will work out just you wait and see.

VERSE 1:
Sitting here, thinking about you.
Wishing you weren’t feeling so sad and blue.
Don’t see why you have to feel this way.
Tonight I’ll kneel down and for you I will prey.
To the Lord, that’s up in the heaven,
To let your pain go and never come again,
In me sweetie you know you have a friend.
I will be with you right to the end.

CHORUS:

VERSE 2:
Girl I know you love me and I love you too.
As long as we have each other, we could never be blue.
All I want to do is kiss and caress you.
Let you see that my heart will be true.
You’re my girl, my sweet, sweet desire.
In my heart there could never be another.
I got you girl don’t need to look no further.
Girl I’m so glad that we have each other.

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
Come to me, if you feeling sad.
Come to me, if ever you are mad.
Come to me if you’re feeling blue.
Come if your dreams don’t come true.
Through and through I will always be with you,
Because my love for you is very, very true
Your warmth and tenderness I will embrace.
No one can never ever come and take your place.

CHORUS:
VERSE4:
Winter or spring, me say summer or fall,
All you have to my darling is call.
Come and shear your sorrow with me.
I will accompany you through your misery.
Until death, do us apart,
And from deep, deep down in my heart,
So my dear, you must never fear.
For don’t you see, I shall always be with thee.

CHORUS: x2

OUTRO: x4
It’s gonna work just you wait and see.

Discography

1. Tears I Cried
2. Compassion
3. Thoughts Of You
4. Faith
5. Spread Da News
6. Wanna Get To Know You
7. Wasted So Much Time
8. Body Move
9. Helping Hand
10. You Gotta Know
11. Choices
12. Thinking Of You
13. Hold Your Head Up (Cancer)
14. Cocaine
15. Get FIT

Set List

1. Tears I Cried
2. Compassion
3. Thoughts Of You
4. Faith
5. Spread Da News
6. Wanna Get To Know You
7. Wasted So Much Time
8. Body Move
9. Helping Hand
10. You Gotta Know
11. Choices
12. Thinking Of You
13. Hold Your Head Up (Cancer)
14. Cocaine
15. Get F.I.T