Blackalicious – Make You Feel That Way

Blackalicious – Make You Feel That Way

Everytime I seem to ‘forget’ about this and whenever it comes back to me I just go paralyzed, sit still for 3:50 and experience it like the very first time. If I landed on a desert island with a turntable, a magical source of electricity and only 25 records; this would be one of them. Matter of fact, I got to cope this shit on wax!

The Blackalicious duo from Sacramento, Cali consists of rapper Gift Of Gab (= an idiomatic phrase referring to the ability to talk readily, glibly, and convincingly, as an MC shall) and DJ & producer Chief Xcel. This classic is from the second album, Blazing Arrow, released in 2002.
They are working on The Sungiver EP as well as a new full-lenght project, both planning to drop sometime this year.

Just now was the 1st time for me actually watching the clip and its intro and they did a good job, I can relate to certain situations. Bumping this when in busy trains and subways, disturbed by noises and chaos and next you know, this track is playing you peaceful, melodious and meaningful sounds This tracks makes you feel that way.

[doptoggle title=”Up an early for the hope of a brand new day
See a homie you ain’t seen since back in the day
Fresh haircut fitted wit a fat ass fade
End of work, we chilling on a Saturday
How you felt when you first heard the data came
Rakim KRS hey I had that tape
Cooling out with ol girl on a fat ass date
Find a hundred dollar bill wow man that’s great
Get promoted at your job up to management
Plot a long time finally a plan has made it
Time I feel I wanna shout, man its real that way
Wanna think of things that make you feel that way” icon=5 activeicon=6]
Christmas day when your mamma got your first bike
Type of feeling when you went and when your first fight
How your team felt winning championship games
Celebrate in a huddle dancing in this rain
Have a thought see a shooting star cross your screen
Put in hard work finally your living your dream
Deaf man get his hearing now in come vibes
Blind man get sight see his first sunrise
Dumb man speaking out, now he’s load and clear
Earth through your chout smile so proud ya wear
Going in your third eye for the styles ya hear
Making music that’ll bump for a thousand years
Eating right feeling conscience like health is first
Said a prayer that’s sincere and you felt it work
Times I feel I wanna shout, man it’s real that way
When I’m thinking things that make you feel that way
All up in her vibe something coming over me
Summer days more likely that you notice breezes
Winter days more likely that you notice heat
When I’m warm more likely that you notice me
In the dark it’s more likely that you notice light
In the light more likely that you notice night
Hungry more appreciation for that meal
Dead broke more appreciation for that grill
A bad day’ll make you really notice ones that’s good
And that’ll make things a little better understood
Times I feel I wanna shout, man it’s real that way
When I think of things that make you feel that way
Make you feel that way…
Ya know its like ahh like the most greatest feeling you could ever feel you like just total illation
Sunny day, just that day
You know its just like you know just the most joyous feeling you could ever comprehend
You know, chilling with your family
You know just you know just really really feeling, feeling the moment, with the folks
Ya know really really really just chilling. It’s love. It’s love. It’s love”[/doptoggle]


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