THE GENIUS [EVIL​.​] PROJECT

by Cooley Savant

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The origin story of Cooley J Savant

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released March 31, 2015

SOUND:
Brock Berrigan
A. Joy
Syburnette of BluntGutsNation
Buddah $PK
Jay Rukas
Donny Darko
JiJo of DopeNorteria
Lasers

Interludes:Glen Thomas

Sound Engineer: C Lidz, Ikan Productions, Cooley Savant


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Photography / Consultant: Audrey Pray Jr

Photography: KB Ansari

Illustrator: Stephen Davis

Design / Art Direction: Cooley Savant

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Track Name: CHAPTER ONE: A Brave New World
[Intro]

A spider climbs down from the web on my door
And he was sure to evolve into a beetle with wings
A fly drifts in and he lands on my wall
To hear the beautiful stories and the rhymes that I sing
The humans steps in with their pesticides
They say we saving your life
I'm like, "What do you mean?"
They sprayin' my home
And then they killed all my family
And they ran out of targets
Now they aiming for me

[Opening Monologue]
I remember once upon sometimes
We were silly kids and colored in, inside these lines
For several years we heard these peaced out threats
Of a new world and a world war that only left us left
And next
Uprisings, multiple protests
They wanted peace and we wanted peace but whose blood got shed
And those streets did bleed
And the city fatigue
And not an eye did sleep
'til there were few eyes left
And they told us to put the guards down and put our hands up
White flags wavin'
Holdin' no fear, only Gods trust
And the bombs did burst
The broad stripes, early lighting stars did emerge
And saw these red rockets glarin' talkin' back to my words
I think I was screamin'
"They rapin' my people here on the cement"
The birth of a nation a lone marauder
Had conquered all that he could with a single semen
The victim's bleeding
The Emperor stands over her exposed cleavage
And steals the only clothing she had so he could cover his demons
The city struggles to breathe
Asphyxiated while the smoke was choking the trees
The sun sets bail and she's painting the leaves
The monochromatics of Fall
She's amused, she's appalled
The irony in it all
See I don't often observe
I'm drowning out these thoughts with t.v. ads overheard
A couple thousand dollars college dreams could be yours
A cup of this concoction and your cancers is cured
Freedom rings are submerged
The Privileged blind and defer
The grey-suits who they pay
To keep us Monsters under beds as they inherent these days
Yet I was raised in the sun
Now I'm closing my tab
The rain taps on the glass
Reveals a smirk as it asks
"Can Cooley come out and play?
Can Cooley come out and play?"
And I have no excuse for today
Track Name: CHAPTER TWO: BREAD [Bad.]
[Verse One]

Hanging out the window of my laboratory's temple
Earth was staring back at me: "What you tryna get into?
You a god?"
Well I don't know
That sound kinda odd
And if I take on his position scared He might take me tomorrow
So, I'ma play my position, positioned between me arms
Pumping this heart of carbon while fabricating these bars
Cuts in this arm section dissect cesarean scars
No longer s-suicidal but these wounds do stay ajar
Open sesame farms
Where cattle be extra large
And that'll be all gravy and sopping up extra carbs
And wash it down with some cable
This cleansing won't be too long
Swim in that small intestine a bit of Vitamin R
Now the science say we could be wrong
And doctors say to be (e)larmed
And the government say, "We sorry just poisoned your chicken parm"
Darn
So is this why I can't stay focused
Drugs and potions
Hocus pocus
And I just noticed they know I know this
Better keep your girl sedated
Better keep your man complacent
Better pay your Sunday tithes
And get your crucifix adjacent
'Mazing Graces graciously gracing these gracious faces
Churches inside the projects
They shootin' in Pastor's office
Emcees be too dishonest
Liar, liar
New bananas-in-pajama-rhymers
Caught on fire
Rest in pieces
Moments
Silence
And I'm certain Heaven know me well
But they keep me far from Heaven's gate cause I do be cold as Hell
Don't feel yall female rappers' simple verses scratch-and-smells
I eat your crumby tapes and spit to show for show-and-tell
I hear yall calling me but I speak and I cc no evil
In my email
But a genius plot and a master plan for cloning cells
Bread
This that water
These them eggs inside your pot
This that yeast inside your oven
This that fire food for thought
This was your Facebook request
Though it's not seven-minute song
But you repeat three times
And it's four-hundred and twenty-five seconds long
Track Name: The Privileged [+ Colston + Judah Akeem]
[Verse One: Colston]

This money stay coming consistent
I'm lacking adrenaline
It's cool to have straps
I heard it through rap
Put a beam in the scope of my Remington
Let's post up a trap
Let's set up a lab
So me and trouble can get intimate
Approach it with a lack of vigilance
Just a rich man with a nigga sense
But innocence where I consistently fail
Ain't giving a shit
Make these niggas repel
And say get off my dick
Never been to the third
I'll take over the fifth
Destroy the first
I should win a reward for the wards
I'm rehearsed through this verse that I spit
Traverse through this Earth
And dispersed all these words
'til it's that heard
I'm that nigga with bars to the tenth
To rebuild your city with diamonds and gems

[Verse Two: Cooley]

Gems
Look at this condo I'm in
This where the heavens ascend
Bitch I got pesos for mercy
A maid her name Angel
A pay her to wash out my sins
Now watch what I spend
Weekend vacations again
Laugh at your parents again
My daddy profits
And you make the product
And he make the payment for lawyer defense
Like look at my Benz
Another collision again
Blog it and make it a trend
Make it an album and hit you again
Like look at this money we gettin'
You meeting the ends of these bullets
For you gladiators to send
Twerk for tuition again
I don't pay for college
I pay these political parties to keep out you ninety percent

[Break: Young Thug Interview]

[Hook]
Talk my shit and get money
Talk my shit and get money (x4)
Cream

[Verse Three: Judah Akeem]
I kicking the vibe
filled with that wisdom inside
flicking my fingers my ting is at pivotal size
look at her thighs
don't be surprised if she ask where the cash at
you catch her legs open boy you better smash that
life that I'm living is far from imagined
sex, drugs, and mystery
see what life did to me
becoming culture
I'm cultured and passionate
table of high-class man, I wanna sit
plate with shame and regret side, order shrimp
got a doggy0bag of leftover lobster
with bits and scraps of that age-old shallowed
how did we get so lost in the world
everyone's with it really can't do shit
(really can't do sit)
everyone's with it really can't do shit
Track Name: The Emperor [+ Jay RUKAS]
[Verse One: Jay RUKAS]

I took a look around and saw the way cash rules everything
You must be living swell with the 14-k diamond ring
And that's a lifestyle that we want to live in
Images portraying the man buried in his riches
Every day of the week they rock a new tux
Spending big bucks each month must be their lust
So possessing the newest things is a must
And we're all categorized based off our income
Oh I'm sorry like Stevie, cause I don't see
all the things that shine
And I wonder can I have it all in my lifetime
Drowning in this regiment without a lifeline
I hope y'all hear me through these hard lines
In my reality there's Modern Family
There's only sorrows from all these different casualties
Actually this framework got us all in agony
They say with all the things money can buy you'll live happily
Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way for some of us
And hearing that is unfathomable to some others
A part of it might just be my pigment color
But, I know the other is the governmental structure
I'm not the only one that folds
I got an open eye and it's surely not closed
For this capital I'll never sell my soul
I just want to know, when will this Emperor get his new clothes?

[Chorus x2]
Now Mr. Mirror on the wall, wall, what do you see?
Is there a kingdom for a kid like me?
If so, I want the gold, the cash and the clothes
How much could I afford if I sold you all my soul?
Now Mr. Genie Man, Genie Man, one question
Is there a god that can grant me this
If so, I want the gold, the cash and the clothes
How much could I afford if I sold you all my soul?
Track Name: The Monsters IV
[Verse One]

Well daddy left me in the jungle
Told me mind my business, I'm searching for trouble
Red shirt, dirty overalls, muddier knuckles
Knuckle ash, four-square, block done got hot as a sauna
Sandbox tippin 'round the edges and fall in the lava
Me and my people bagging niggas for practical targets
A couple chicken-heads was clucking adjusting their garments
Garbage
Tumbleweeding off the stoop
Couple junkies under jungle-gyms was tweaking off the juice
Got heads and pot holes
And pills and cracked rocks
A girl from a good home
Met boys from the bad blocks
And now she's out with Peter Piper picking your padlocks
Bottle-popping partners in a schoolyard backdrop
Puberty, Scarface, the pimples connect dots
The boy bullied came back BB's in lunchbox
On some load-aim-fire with his Osh Kosh hat cocked
Pellet hit the kindergartener who hit the floor
Ricocheted off another sucker, 'nother open sore
On some "Nah, Nah, wassup"
Heads go up, we bust 'em up
And shots was fired at em while some girls was playing double-dutch
And caught in the crosshairs
Of playground warfare


[Hook]

The Jungle
Told me mind my business, I'm searching for trouble
Red shirt, dirty overalls, muddier knuckles
Knuckle ash, four-square, block done got hot as a sauna
Sandbox tippin 'round the edges
The Monsters

The Jungle
Told me mind my business, I'm searching for trouble
Red shirt, dirty overalls, muddier knuckles
Knuckle ash, four-square, block done got hot as a sauna
Sandbox tippin 'round the edges
Track Name: The Distracted
Another
pre-teenager getting raped by the park
and you asked if I'm a-scared of the dark
play guns and harp strings
string theories and art
things woven together and folks are falling apart
braids from heavy hands
and hands heavily armed
by Metal Gear grenades and bombs inside the palms
Mr. Congressman listening through my vents
and plucks my heart strings with the smallest of violins
he couldn't find a problem where the impoverished begin
but found my ghetto choir recite recitals and hymns
through election season he leaving when it ends
they ran out of trees and paint the projects with they friends
thats, "Gentrify," mama say, ma see'd
all her rent all got high got afford nah' lease
Mama say, mama sighed took her childhood home
they used to not want the hood and now they run these streets
So stay awoke and stay awake
we stayed awake so long got sleep deprived and never ate
we have no proven points or any clearly stated case
the conscious got so hungry hungry-striking out for change
that's Peeta lunch in Ruins out with Katnis playing games
the blood of all the martyrs and the sweat of all the saints
they filtering the waters and it's dripped throughout the veins
we focused and they focused making every day the same shit

Get money, get money, get money, get
get money, get money, get money, get

gave us 40-acres and complain bout how us servants live
but love our services
I guess that's life that's just
lives are lifeless
they dead inside just like us
so I'm glued to my devices where I can adjust the brightness
they love our culture but they never sit beside us
'less they in Africa with lessons from the righteous
and they come back to us and kill us with their rifles
Track Name: U.G.L.Y [I]
[Soft Intro]

Real ugly, real ugly, real ugly, real
It started getting real (x2)
U-G-L-Y and [I]
That it's U-G-L-Y and I
My, my did my lines take five lives
Real ugly, real ugly, real ugly

[Verse One]

Well I am
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest
Born in the belly of a beast inside a horror flick
And since
I emerged clean from that deep abyss
I am now emitting glycerin from every orifice
March thirteenth I was born from a single cell
In a dragon's lair
With a baby bottle full of nails and chloroform
Nurse was the coroner
Doctors in the corridor
Sharpening up the swords to behead the child of Voldemort
Somehow, I made it to the age of 19
Super-dopamine is what I'm writing drinking gasoline
I must admit my terrified heart has kept a couple holes
And some will call me abhorrent as hell but lo and behold
Cooley with these 8 by 10
Frame Life of Pi might just claw your limbs
Like bite, chewing and digest
Closing the eyelids
I heard your whack raps caught me the itis
Like you don't want it with the eye of the tigress
Or battle with a breed from America's finest
Engineers and
Aeronomic designers
Was building me more neurons and bionic biceps
Rose-gold soul got molested by Midas
Iron-chastain belt
Infra-red iris
Couldn't stop a Greek god from stepping behind this
Now I'm immortal from the city of Cyprus
And I wake up every morning trying to clear up my sinus like
(spits) spitting up diamonds
Yeah I wake up every morning chewing leftover rhymers
Like uh, excuse me I just got to remind them

[Hook]
That it's U-G-L-Y and I
My, my did my lines take five lives
Like U-G-L-Y and I
My, I killed five guys with my rhymes

Real ugly, real ugly, real ugly, real (x2)

[Verse Two]

Well news and Youtube might distort your views
Upon the southernist
Crooked government
New confederates
Undermining my intelligence
Oh y'all irrelevant
Elementary thinking we see had
Lead pumping, don't cross these beams
On my college campus security where do you be
These niggas down the street trying to assault me
Cutlery into my spleen cause niggas be salty
With a side of saltine, Club
Twerk Team, teen mom job dream
Her boyfriend rapping
He still conversing 'bout
Illuminati when Clayton County's new police department be lurking
Now tourists thinking we're odd for our southernal drawl
You opinions quiet small for the humbler god
So who are y'all
Significance I do not recall
But I applaud your appeal for these nothings involved
We taking off

[Hook]
Track Name: Black Sugar
[Frankenstein Movie plays on distant television]

Bass
Killer
Who caught my antennas
Underlying lines and fishing
Catch and net my attention
Brunch and lunches at Denny's
Savannah honey for dinner
Magnolia trees in the summer
Flinging with you I remember
That Spanish Moss was our cover
Skin got darker as ever
And your eyes blue as heaven
The sweetest life of black sugar
Those
Bullet holes
Had ruptured our skyline
Another brown boy had fell inside the night time
As I scroll across my timeline
The Dirty-Mirror-Selfie-Queens
The hustlers were selling Visine for your eye
Scream, you scream
Refund check team
The news anchor anchors us
Chem-trails as she speaks
I'm gazing out window panes
Inhaling back-lit marquees
And think of you
I prayed the Lord your soul he would keep
You read me the Alchemist
And we made love and fell into the sweetest dreams
Where I'd forget my vaguely
Yet, remember you fondly darling
My darling doll
I'd rush to hear your voice collect calling
Behind those bars like long division
Drunk-driven car collisions
You remind me of my jeep I'll be remix to ignition
I'll be your brakes and your engine
When I feel inconsistent
Here you are over persistent
Shedding your hair on my pillow-
Grippin' and blurrin' my vision
Heard you hope to God this goddess isn't overextended
But Black's conditioned in position
Colonized by religion
And the evils of men
They say we damaging these neighborhoods they box us up in
Modern entrapment my friend
Wait, wait she rapping again
They say they do not see me color
Hope you see me ascend
I hope they see us land on Plymouth Rock and lust for this box
I hope you see us on these mountain tops don't act so surprised
When we're invading your land
But babe I come as a fan
A couple fingers to these exes
Hope they catch more than feelings
I feel your 3 or 4 A.M. unconscious search for my hand
Like we had traveled continents to trade our sugars and sand
Track Name: The WANDEROUS [US] (rough draft)
[Verse One]

Well every morning it’s wake up to you and peace feathers
Praying for God’s grace for you on each level of heaven
Cause if we died here who would ever know
But friends that we had told on this narrow open road
We wonder if our mess up’s too big to be consoled
Or this chicken noodle soup is really good for vegan souls
Few forever lost a couple never knowed
And some had sold they selves for pots of gold souls
And three eyes to search for what two could never find
The hidden and the holy ghosts in between the lines
When them lines are intertwined I
Kill the noise
Murdered that complacency and left him paralyzed
Some will save the roaches just to smash they butterflies
In a sorry generation where our parents did decide
That they’d spend they nine lives at the saddest nine to fives
With talents never used
And skills they never tried—I
Live at 22 and die at forty-five right?
Well sianara, cyanides, and goodbyes
To my chapped-lipped splitted can’t afford it kind of times
Now my freak-flag flying frequently and flying high
With castles over hills
And saints is overheard
My love is overseen and my friends is undeserved
And my conscious never clean but our confidences merge like
It’s all absurd
But it’s drifting and it’s word(s)

[Sample]

[Verse Two]

Well it’s love, peaces, hymns, and hues
We came to find these truths was cruel
Once stoop kids kiddin’ wasn’t leaving the stoop
Now it’s street tough heart cracked beaten and bruised
And I’m just hoping you knew
Even big bad timberwolves
is haunted by the bricks and opportunities blew
And the tall tales will tell
That I am terrified by the life timelines and the night time news
And adulthood too
And how I’m personally viewed
I let applause get drowned by societal boo’s
And they think Cooley is cool
But Trina's counting in two’s
Too many fears that have creeped in my mind to include
And I’m lost and I’m scared and distracted it seems
All the beasts search for me when the sunshine leaves
And day breaks in the banks for our 6 month debts
And creeps over to devour newly found silhouettes

[HOOK]

But who’s the villain, villain, please remind me
People killin' killin' killin' and dying
Every dark cloud got silver linings
But there’s water left for us
So who’s the villain, villain, please remind me
People killin' kill-in' killin and dying
Sticks and stones break bones and IV’s
But they never hurt the Wanderous Us

[Sample - Outro]
Track Name: The Pressure
[Soft Hook]

And you ain't got to ask
You ain't got to ask
You ain't got to ask

The reason I'm fighting
The reason I'm fighting
Has always been for you

It's simple and plain
It's simple and plain
It's basic how I feel

That I would climb towers
And murder these cowards for you

(That I would climb towers
And murder these cowards for you)

[Break]

[Verse One]

I ain't no killer but this pressure
My teeth are bitter but God bless ya
You kill accounts of my life story
That weight'll weigh a thousand ledgers
You live your life within those margins
You try and write me off these cliffs
I feel you mapping out my edges
You battling to sink my ships
But...
But my sails are soaring higher now upon a broken mass
And tattered tapestry
And you mark my words but mark adverbs
I learned to swim and I will not drown quietly

[Chorus]

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
Who saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Where the waves are pressed on me

And the pressure gets higher, higher higher
The threshold gets higher, higher, higher
When pressure gets higher, higher, higher
The threshold gets higher, higher, higher
Track Name: Phoenix A.D. [+KiddCello]
[Intro by the late Muhammad Ali]

[Soft Hook]

ONE FOOT WAITIN’ FOR ME DOWN ON THE GROUND
AND HAD... HANDS UP
I‘M READY NOW
TO TAKE OFF
AND WE OFF

[Verse One]

WELL WE WAS FLOATIN’ ‘ROUND THE CITY
DON’T KNOW WHERE WE LANDED
GODS WERE KICKIN’ ROCKS
AND PLYMOUTH LANDED WHERE MY HAND IS
SO I’M STUCK UPON YOUR PLANET
WHERE THE SOLAR PANELS DAMAGED
LOCALS LOVE MY CONTRABAND AND SMOKE IT JUST TO MANAGE
WHERE ARE WE
WANDERING,
LOST,
CITY OF ATLANTA
I SURE DO LOVE YOUR ENERGY
BUT CANNOT STAND YOUR GRAMMAR
OR THESE KIDS THAT YOU PRODUCIN’
BLOWIN’ SMOKE UPON YOUR CANVAS
BUT I GUESS I CAN’T BE TOO CONCERNED
THEY LIVIN’ OFF THE MAYANS
LET THEM N---S FLY ON
WHATEVER THEY GET HIGH ON
I SIT WITH THE BIRDS AND LOOK TO GOD TO KEEP MY EYE ON
HE SAID,
WH-WH-WHY YOU STARIN’?
YOU REPELLIN’ OFF MY IONS
DON’T BE SCARED OF INTROSPECTION
GET YOUR LIFE OF PI ON
I SAID RIGHT ON

[HOOK X2]

I HAD ONE FOOT WAITIN’ FOR ME DOWN ON THE GROUND
AND HAD TWO HANDS UP
I‘M READY NOW
TO TAKE OFF, TAKE OFF, TAKE OFF, TAKE OFF
AND WE OFF, AND WE OFF , AND WE OFF, AND WE OFF

[VERSE TWO]

I WATCHIN’ AS THE OAK TREES BURNIN’ UP
I FEEL INDIFFERENT TO THE WEATHER
CAN WE TURN IT UP?
MY BONES ARE BLAZING
WHILE THE PILOT PUMP THE BRAKES
AND WE STOP AT MY MISTAKES
STRIKING MATCHES TO DECISIONS THAT I MADE
AND I FINALLY SIT MYSELF UPON THIS FIRE
AND THE ANGELS ARE AMAZED
AT THE ASHES AND THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF GRAY
OKAY, WELL MISTER TELL ME THIS
HOW DO YOU HANDLE IT
BEING THE SUN AND BURNING A BILLION OF MILES AWAY?
HOW DO YOU SAY
TO ALL THE HUMANS THAT YOU HAVE ENRAGED
FOR SHORTENING NIGHTS AND THEN WARMING THE DAYS
THAT YOU ARE JUST SORRY FOR IMPLEMENTING ALL THE DAMAGE
AND CARBON THAT COMES FROM YOUR RAYS?
BUT AFTER THE OPPOSITION THAT YOU FACED
YOU’RE TURNING HUMBLY CENTERED IN SPACE
SO WHY SHOULD I APOLOGIZE
BECAUSE I’M SHINING BY DESIGN
GASOLINE UP TO MY WINGS
BEFORE I DIE, I GUESS IT’S TIME
TO SAY GOODBYE AS I COLLIDE
AS I WAS HURDLING UP TO THE SKY
GRAVITY NERVOUS OF LETTING ME FLY
I COULD SEE FEAR IN THE FRONT OF HER EYES
WHILE I AM JUST SENDING MYSELF TO THE LIGHTS
CLOSER THE FEELING UNTIL MY DEMISE
SHE GRABBED ONE FOOT WEIGHIN’ ME DOWN ON THE GROUND
I HAD TWO HANDS UP, I’M READY NOW
TO TAKE OFF, TO TAKE OFF
TO TAKE OFF, TO TAKE OFF
TO TAKE OFF, TO TAKE OFF
AND WE OFF, AND WE OFF
I HAD

[Hook]

[Sample - Outro "I'm Gonna Show You How Great I Am"]
Track Name: The Honor System
[Sounds of the Atimah Tribe Playing]

[Verse One]

Floating now we landed now we’re somewhere takin’ off
Dancin’ out the demons while y'all takin’ up the wall
Yeah we sweatin’ out these evils
harnessin’ the Heavens
and we’re driftin’ over islands to infinity beyond
‘bout a hundred thousand feet below
a fever that’s infectin‘ all the faculty and people
but these people know whats up
and that passage that you preachin’ got us thinkin’ that we’re lost
like i lost it now and i found it
cant you see we left the grounded and i’m gone

[Hook]

went from ashy to classy
to banking like Ashley
to pulled over by Faschi’s
now these police don’t harrass me

Broke and busted vehicle
that backseat looking nasty
all the trips that we’ve been taking now my,
my voucher saying that we made it