Four One Six (Recognize)
Written & Produced by Xolisa


It ain’t hard to tell
I inhale, then prevail
past the punnin' runnin' point of my exhale
all hail the queen of matter
flow movin’ faster than the time it takes the truth to surface
my purpose is explainin’
I am full woman & full amazin’
fully containin’ the context
to maintain ya complex
I’ll rearrange your reasons, have your plexus peakin’
truthfully speakin’
I respect this cause
reflect this cause
a potent pioneer
for a city left on pause
play back rewind, standin on grinds
I lyrically redefine masterminds in their prime round figure
optimus is the bigger, I figure it’s time to redirect & derive this fight
fuck the frame that holds this picture
fuck the frame of mind that you brought with ya
fuck the screws & ties
& fuck the lines
a line’ll split a city sector into sections
intersections-lanes
fuck the frame…
I’d rather build a circle with ya

‘Cause it ain’t hard to tell
it ain’t hard to see
I transcend from the West to the East T-D-O-T
so throw your hands up in the air & let em see
i’m representin’ me
& my people
we free
‘Cause it ain’t hard to tell
it ain’t hard to see
put your fists to the sky
pound the heavens for me please
we rise, oh yeah we rise
T-O
look around & recognize your damn self

And it ain’t hard to see
respectably I be the force that brings the Kings & Queen across
the silent- I am the quiet storm
the smooth assailant
the patiently wait it
the grab & take it
the humble patron
the prideful ram on her own elation
& I’m exchanging all your views for the truth of mine
& realize that we are free to grab first place,
I am free to be this great
& you are free to erase the holds if you wanna,
grow if you wanna, fold if you wanna forfeit all- but I won’t
hold up
just let me catch my breath across, this here city line of solid frost
solid as a rock, I’d rock a natation easy
doctrine of my thoughts, I taught the gospel of my mind to the masses
& fought my internal madness
I am the captain of this ship
from Lakeshore waters, to worldly waves
from Northside borders, to global stages
choose a wing on either side, I’d break my neck under the weight
of those who wanna fly,
if you really wanna fly

Meet the people of my tribe
we the faces of the now
we be vibin to the…
we want the victory
we want the any all & everything
re-re-recognize
yourself
T-O

‘Cause it ain’t hard to tell
it ain’t hard to see
i transcend from the West to the East T-D-O-T
so throw your hands up in the air & let em see
i’m representin’ me
& my people
we free
‘Cause it ain’t hard to tell
it ain’t hard to see
put your fists to the sky
pound the heavens for me please
we rise, oh yeah we rise
T-O
look around & recognize your damn self

it ain't hard to tell
it ain't hard to see
it ain't hard to tell
& it ain't hard to see
it ain't hard to tell, no it ain't x 2

T.O

Yeah

Meet the people of my tribe
we the faces of the now
we be vibin to the…
we want the victory
we want the any all & everything
re-re-recognize
yourself
T-O

it ain’t hard to tell
it ain’t hard to see
i transcend from the West to the East T-D-O-T
so throw your hands up in the air & let em see
i’m representin’ me
& my people
we free
‘Cause it ain’t hard to tell
it ain’t hard to see
put your fists to the sky
pound the heavens for me please
we rise, oh yeah we rise
T-O
look around & recognize your damn self x2

T.O

it ain't hard to tell
it ain't hard to see
no.