Tan​-​Face Children EP

by Shirt

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about

There's nothing better than making something with your friends. Sometimes, I just gotta forget about the outside world listening in and remember who I really made this for first and foremost. When I've rapped for myself in the past I never got the kind of response I wanted.. it's only when I rap for us.. when I take how I feel, what Darvin goes through, Dred, how Ronin's felt, my brothers.. I'm just trying to tell our story.. and I'm just trying to get it right.. inspire us. I think J Cole said it best, "My story ain't the only one I'm trying to tell" - that shit just rang so true to me. We are the tan-face children. We are the pioneers. Maybe you have to know all of us to understand.. maybe it gives you a familiar feeling.

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released March 9, 2010

Executive Produced by Darvin Silva

All tracks written by Shirt
All tracks recorded in The Blue Room NYC

Mastered by Julian Silva for On Air Mastering in Brooklyn, New York.

Presented by the Connoisseurs Of Culture, a progressive media collective comprised of TheCouchSessions.com, Different Kitchen (DifferentKitchen.blogspot.com) and Pleasedontstare.com -

Art Direction by Shirt
Art Photography by Dred of Hot Mop Films
Design and Layout by Cmykvsrgb

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Track Name: 24 Frames (Movie Night)
Verse One
Born On The Fourth of July, with Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Lost In Translation, I was Almost Famous till The Invention Of Lying. Little Miss Sunshine had a Paper Heart. We had a Brief Encounter in Jurassic Park, but I'm a Raging Bull, we A World Apart. I'm creeping down Ms. Annie Hall, Sexy Beast, Alpha Dog. The Unfaithful, Sex, Lies And Videotape, yeah boy, you can have it all but There Will Be Blood. She a Psycho like American History X. But, before we can be The Departed One Flew Over The Cukkoo's Nest. Oh ! The Dark Knight, she threw me Into The Wild Manhattan. But before it's the Night Of The Living Dead, I'll head down to Brazil with Judge Dredd. Yeah, Public Enemies, I'm Ghost Dog, Catch Me If You Can. She screaming Liar, Liar I turn into the Man On Fire. It's a Dog Town, Do The Right Thing or Forever be Unforgiven, shit, how many A Beautiful Mind turn ugly for a Pretty Woman? Big Daddy turns to Rocky, I'm Pollock in this Fight Club but just like in the movie Up, it ain't Love Actually, it's actually Love.
Verse Two
Strangers On A Train, then it Crash. The Devil Wears Prada bags The Color Purple, and Clockwork Orange. I'm just trying to see that Snatch and I'm gonna hit that Belly Bad Boy, like an Alien, Girl, Interrupted, then Blade Runner on that bitch, call that Poetic Justice! In my School Daze on the Mean Streets damn right I can tell you A Bronx Tale. Sometimes we were Boondock Saints, some nights we had Time To Kill. Some nights it was Coffee and Cigarettes in Chinatown On The Waterfront, 500 Days Of Summer, Bonny And Clyde, City Lights. But this was no Casablanca baby ! There was no Singin' In The Rain, no Mystic River, none of that. It was just The Kid, and The Usual Suspects.12 Monkeys trying to be Big Fish!
Verse Three
Once Upon A Time In America, Goodfellas in Modern Times set out to be The Incredibles, a Star Trek for A Wonderful Life. My Bourne Ultimatum, either a Taxi Driver or Paths Of Glory. The Million Dollar Baby willing to Die Hard for a Toy Story. The Big Lebowski doing Blow like Scarface is Pulp Fiction. If I become The Great Dictator send me some Shawshank Redemption. Stand By Me Old Boy! It's Sin City in Central Station. Hip-Hop's No Country For Old Men, it's Grapes Of Wrath we facing. So we Changeling with a Sixth Sense, that's L.A. Confidential. We Children Of Men, let's Hope the 25th Hour ain't Memento. Some Like It Hot, District 9 with a Touch Of Evil. Fuck that! U Turn 12 Angry Men to a bunch of Funny People. I tried Finding Nemo standing on The Bridge On The River Kwai. That's metaphor for how I think I lost my Princess Bride. The Lady Vanishes into a Vanilla Sky of I_NY. A Brief Encounter but still, The Best Years Of Our Lives.