Syllable 7

Syllable 7

 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
BandWorldReggae

Syllable7 formed w/ 1 goal in mind: make kick ass funky music with a combination of elements that we feel have inspired and influenced us all as musicians & individuals. Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Blues, Punk & Metal combined to create one solid groove, which everyone can enjoy.

Biography

The group known as Syllable 7 formed in November of 2008 w/ 1 goal in mind: make kick ass funky music with a combination of elements that we feel have inspired and influenced us all as musicians & individuals. Funk, Reggae, Rock & Hip Hop, these are the elements that forge what is known as Syllable7. Combine bass driven tunes with melodic funky guitar, intricate percussion's, backed by vintage vinyl, topped with jazzy trumpet and fronted by the intellectual flow of an MC pushing consciousness to the limits and you get what we like to call "Feel good Music."

Gary Hasenbeck (a.k.a. “DJ Shaman”) on turntables, Bobby Fields (a.k.a. “Reverend Red Beard”) on percussion and vocals, Steve Herring ( a.k.a. Steve-o-matic)on drums, Abel Smith (a.k.a. Tapinhammer) on Bass, Doug Moore (a.k.a. Doug-out) on Guitar and Conner Graham (a.k.a. Geuxrilla Graham)

Our main influences are Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Bad Religion, NWA, RunDMC, Jam Master Jay, The Wu-Tang Clan, Qbert, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cake, Sublime, Pepper, Bob Marley, 311, DJ Shadow, Incubus, Sage Francis, Solliquists of Sound, Atmosphere, Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Primus, Digable Planets, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, MC Flipside, DJ Screw, Outkast, Korn, Mos Def, 8-ball & MJG, etc.

In November of 2009, we released our self-titled EP and plan on releasing our full length LP in the Spring of 2011.

Lyrics

Eye and I

Written By: Bobby Fields

“Eye and I"

1st verse:

deese rude rude people telling me life is equal, wanna know why I’m dem one who complainin about dis fecal matter of fact for dem man I dont react, I keep my fellings in tact and stay positive, we all already been prepared, we know that life aint fair but through this struggle we will grow man, better ba ba ba ba ba ba beware of all dem folks who stare as if they tink dat people owe dem somtin,

dem dash in jus to cash in on da fashions never understanding how it feels to move with passion, past events..makin em feel inadequate, now dem tinking dey gotta get get get get get over on you, before you have da chance to get over on dem and now dey livin in sin and dey dont even seem to realize, better ba ba ba ba ba beware of all dem folks who stare as if they tink dat people owe dem somtin,

Chorus:

got shook as I look through my eye and I saw the world as it be as a peaceful guy, only tigetttty ta ta time will tell if I fly but it feels like I’ve already touched the sky...

2nd verse:

all man always dealin wit demons, most of dem stemin from seamen makes decisions fo ya huh man, anger, jealousy dem lies dat you be sellin us we know the difference between war and friendly resistance, take one if you tink its worth it, if you take two just for spite den it would seem youve lost your purpose, huh huh you gotta get get insida dis mindframe to maintain yo balance high enough

3rd verse:

deese rude rude people telling me life is equal, wanna know why I’m dem one who complainin about dis fecal matter of fact for dem man I dont react, I keep my fellings in tact and stay positive, we all already been prepared, we know that life aint fair but through this struggle we will grow man, better ba ba ba ba ba ba beware of all dem folks who stare as if they tink dat people owe dem somtin,

Chorus:

got shook as I look through my eye and I saw the world as it be as a peaceful guy, only tigetttty ta ta time will tell if I fly but it feels like I’ve already touched the sky... (Repeat)

Irate Primate

Written By: Bobby Fields

“Irate Primate”

1st Verse:

It took a long time cultivating my mind; see analyzing personalities can eat up some time,
Its nice to find a new perspective rather the fit the design, and everyone is truly different so I suppose Im inclined to rewind, remind the progression of mankind, and how these feelings get entwined when people lead themselves blind, see in order to keep evolving we must learn from the past, and so avoid the same mistakes if we are planning to last,

Its not about who is right its not about who’s wrong, its all about ONE LOVE and preaching this through song, now if you truly want respect you have to give people space, you cant convince em that your peaceful when your all in their face, so take one step back and give each other some slack, man its ok to disagree you cant let it cause flack,

So get back to tha rhythm get back to tha rhyme, back to decisions based on feeling sublime,

Chorus:

Take this monkey off my back don’t hang that noose around my neck,
And if your way is always right then you should put yourself in check,
Take this monkey off my back don’t hang that noose around my neck,
Its always easy to be right with no one present to object

2nd Verse:

You gotta take it in from a different perspective, when being objective just think about your efforts collective ability, to eliminate hostility, stop thinking about just yourself and truly think about you and me, its not cool to decide your life based on only a few opinions and decide thats right, to find your light you truly gotta guide your sight, be open to different ideas so that you can invite insight from other folks just by being polite, lets ignite a world of peace from the west to the east, extend a better hand man and give it a reach, dont preach learn to listen so that you progress and leave stress to the folks who think they know whats best, they get it in due time once they start to regress,

they’ll get jack from the hatred and jack from the grime so compromise for just a second while we toke on this dime,

Chorus:

Take this monkey off my back don’t hang that noose around my neck,
And if your way is always right then you should put yourself in check,
Take this monkey off my back don’t hang that noose around my neck,
Its always easy to be right with no one present to object

Respect

Written By: Reverend Red Beard and Shoelace

1st verse:
Were inspirational, informational, so sensational but no were not racially affected
So listen up to our objective put our peace into pieces of music and making it artwork
It makes the fans go berserk and other artist work harder cause they can feel us creepin up on the heals, but we aint looking for no record deal, so don’t sweat it dude you’re bound to make it big before we will, Is it the kill or the thrill of the hunt? You steady butchering hip hop but then you claiming that we stunt you bunt instead of swinging full speed, then you reaching out for props like you took one for the team please, progression is our only obsession, regression is your deadly infection like a fucking disease but we aint making no cheese or cheddar, or, whatever you wanna call it we call it money and right now we got none of it

hook:
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
find out what it means to me
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
and you cant find that shit on MTV
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
find out what it means to me
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
and you cant find that shit on BET
because its lost

2nd verse:
Here I go again ill spit another flow over a funky groovy beat ill bring the heat and leave you calling it retro, oh, no you didn’t, yes I did, what a minute youre just a kid in this game of hip hop, but that don’t mean im gonna stop, from sun up to sun down im steady being lyrically profound, so use your pronouns and adverbs and really really big words to describe the way feeling if you think its appealing, so we aint into dope dealing just consumption, conjunction junction whats your function? Hookin up words and phrases for pages and pages and never really know what the day is but when it comes to green were always down for blazing, and kicking drum beats and spitting heat on he mic, its tight or at least we think it is cause our friends always be like NICE!!!!even older cats come up to me in the store and be like man I heard your cd and that shits allllllllllllllllrrrrriiiiiiiight!

Hook:

3rd verse:
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. F.I.N.D. O.U.T what it means to me
wack rappers want a name in the game, shackles in the other hand still making the chains, now picture this, the game is like baseball, hit or miss jury can be dismissed, gonna give ya 5 years in the pen with homo men if you ever claim to represent hip hop again, theres no meat and potatoes your spittin blah blahm who the fuck made those beats? lady gaga? half hearted attempts rich, no tables no scratchin now ya making me itch, but thats okay its just my way i take another path every time i spit its cold, like mary j blige real love is making me bold, many men own a record deal but dont own they soul, oh! keep it simple and do what cha can, sometimes i feel i got too many messages man, send the letters to heaven, you wanna know what it means to me, my hommies gonna show you in 7 come on!

Hook:

Discography

Syllable Seven Self-titled EP:
1. Eye and I
2. No More
3. Respect
4. Irate Primate
5. Purpose (Spoken Word)

On facebook.com/syllable7:
Relevant
Words of Wisdom
TheHibernatingCrickets

Set List

Original Material:
1.Average joe
2.Wake up
3.Unspoken
4.New consciousness
5.Irate primate
6.Eye and I
7.No more
8.Respect
9.Profane
10.Relevant
11.TheHibernatingCrickets
12.Words of Wisdom
13.Love life
14. Tes & ed
15.Live until you die
16. Surface Dwellers
17. Mission Statement

Cover Songs:
18.Root down-beastie boys
19.Give it away-Red Hot chili peppers
20.Renegades of funk-rage against the machine version
21.April 29th 1992-sublime
22.Nugget-cake
23.Wynona’s big fat loser-beck/primus hybrid
24.Bust a move-Young MC
25. Momma Said Knock You Out- L.L. Cool J
26. Epic- Faith No More