Tallisman-Updraft [Naw-Rúz Preview]


So i Logged on to my computer this morning to find a post about some new music by my good homie Tallisman. If your not familiar with Tallisman, you should get familiar. This guy has been active doing music since the early 90’s. Early in his career he was part of a crew called “Plains of Fascination” and collaberated with a then young Nelly Furtado. He went on to a solo career from the group and has released quite a few projects which you can check out by visiting his Bandcamp Page

http://tallisman.bandcamp.com/

I was stolked to read that he is currently working on a new album titled “Kullu Shay”. I have always been a fan of Tallisman as a person and as a emcee/musician/producer/engineer. Infact it was Tallisman that actually let me sit in the Gear/recording room @ Long & Mcquade in Regina and mess around with all the gear back when i myself was starting to build my own studio. He was a mentor of sorts for a lot of us in the Regina Hiphop Scene in the early 2000’s. He was also the guy that introduced me to and gave me my first “lessons” on using Pro Tools. Anyway to make a “could be” really long story short, hes a talented dude and always makes music that i can dig. He sticks to the “boom bap” and or “funky” side of hiphop and knows exactly how to portray that sound. He is his own producer and engineer as well. A “Tallis of all trades” if you will.

So without anymore senseless babble from me. I highly suggest you check out the new song….

-Song is from the forthcoming album “Kullu Shay” (Unreleased)

Lyrics:

Blessed… Any spot or place
that we cop His grace Have yo got your taste today?
Pressing… the plot and stakes gots ta stop the waste
we can’t stop & wait no way.
nor acquiesce we can’t drop the pace
& even when we stop to pray we rock it straight!
Though it’s hot today game we gots to raise
’cause the flocks is lost in these rotten states
Like Planet of the Apes displayin’ hostile traits
Where they pray to false prophets and mock what’s great
& make praise of the fraudulent for heaven’s sake!
& Deaden up the positive & it’s not safe
we gots ta leaven up the downtrodden ‘fore they break
& if self is the obstacle that’s blocks the way
then the rocks’ll get raised & that’s the cost we’ll pay!
we gotta separate the truth from what walks astray
we gotta distinguish life from rot & decay
we gotta bask in light & not block the rays.
So we can grasp what’s righteous and offer praise
‘Cause the coffer needs fillin’ with gems not clay
To transform the spot where our children play.
to transform the spot where our children lay
Be it house meadow mountain ghetto sea valley
Or any other post where mention of the Most’s made.

Sodom’s long gone & Babylon can’t duck that
fate as we elevate unleash the buck- back
the meek gon’ rise to educate and construct that
Truth in the Blueprint from outta the dust an’
ash & rubble & the trouble we’ll crush that
build a new region for the legion to trust at
& uplift the people like we caught in the updraft
& raise up the children like they caught in the updraft

I stay up late night both to pen my steeze
remember the Most High – bend my knee
nightly respite from life’s frenzy
little bit of get right promotes mending
of the body & soul, mind the whole dang thing
if we living on borrowed time then who’s lending
maybe tomorrow find the dude vending
& get signed these divine deals pending
what boggles my mind is the garbage trending.
It’s obscene & absurd the the carnage many men bring.
so I know I won’t blend in!
so fly so I spread my wings
a bit more get right I bit more get tight
then let lose this gift like swoosh! uplift right?!
sling some quotes let you know where these wings from
sing some notes bring some hope to the kingdom
(keep them earrings jingling while we building Dominion.

Sodom’s long gone & Babylon can’t duck that
fate as we elevate unleash the buck- back
the meek gon’ rise to educate and construct that
Truth in the Blueprint from outta the dust an’
ash & rubble & the trouble we’ll crush that
build a new region for the legion to trust at
& uplift the people like we caught in the updraft
& raise up the children like they caught in the updraft

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