iLLUMINATED

by O'hene Savant

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This is for the movement of love and righteousness

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released October 28, 2012

All songs written, arranged and produced by Ohene. Engineered by De-Carlos and Dj Simeon.
Mastered at Emerald City Studios in Black Hollywood.

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Track Name: iNTRO
Uh uh uhn
Uh uh uhn
Uh uh
Uh uh uhn
Uh uh uhn

Let me get my mirror straight
Hold up
Haha
Ahh...
It's another one I think...
I know...

Verse 1

Welcome to iLLUMINATED,
Illuminati killer up in this consumer nation
Christ rumination,
Burbs to the basement
Weary soldiers this is your rejuvenation
Battle time, Babylon falls to the Avalon rap a line
I rap a lot long as I am aligned
to the Source
Not the mag or rappin' blog
Co's what I am to rap we'll leave that aside
With that aside I'm sick of the rap facade
I'm gettin' tire that ignorant rap is tired
I prayed to God I wouldn't have to get signed to get my message across
of course he did provide
Emerald city rap the rap wizard of Oz
Using illusion the music open up your eyes
Surprise surprise
The industry lied said they broadcastin' live
But they already died
Hundred thou is the new platinum
Now them labels wishing they ain't kill Michael Jackson
now execs wish they ain't make Prince mad
and it's lookin' tragic
Tryna recreate the magic is madness
Track Name: iLLUMINATED
Yeah...I think we're winning

Verse 1

This ain't the ILLUMINATI fool this the illuminated fresh
outta the orthodoxy and the back pack dudes from basements
let's face it,
this game was screwed up before it got chop
n' skrewed up
Most popular rappers and dudes suck and they producers will
never move us
Why?
Co's we're the enlighten ones
From the land of the rising sun
Writing from our souls instead of for the gold
and the monetary fight we've come
From the depths of slavery
Jim crow him no can phase me
that's slave talk outta the grave see
translation eff you pay me
trans human epics lately
I spew that infect mainstream
a revolution and a movement that you ain't seen
all I gotta do is sit and day dream seen?
Homie that's pa-twas my raps got y'all mad why? cos
co's I ain't talkin that crack rhyme and that jaguar and that
crap huh?

Hook
This that revolution music
Rebel youth and movement
That evolution blueprint
Now you devils gon lose it
That revolution music
Rebel youth and movement
That evolution blueprint
Now you devils gon lose it

Bridge
Left right
Soldier stance
turn around
Do it again 4x

With time I've learned a valuable lesson
and so now my enemies no longer exist to me
from now on they shall rest forever in warfare's
purgatory
end of story

Verse 2

I'm a lyrical terrorist here to show you what terror is
as compare to this eras kids I'm a terrific experiment
Made in the lab of righteousness
That's right this Isis' kid
Life is just an illusion and so is death and that's
the reason that I write like this
Why I'm here ain't obvious? I'm here to change your
consciousness//
Most of ya'll've become monsters and
got rid of your moral compasses
medias your accomplices via the Hip hop and dis-functional
junk don't you know what you see on the screen is godlessness
My country tis of thee, the sweet land of misery
police beat blacks in the streets elite act like they don't
see,
gun shots in the theater,run that in your P A sir
much sadness and grief they come now run back to your creator

Hook
This that revolution music
Rebel youth and movement
That evolution blueprint
Now you devils gon lose it
That revolution music
Rebel youth and movement
That evolution blueprint
Now you devils gon lose it


Bridge
Left right
Soldier stance
turn around
Do it again 4x
Track Name: The bitter truth
This tomorrow rhyme,
geniuses die young so I'm on borrow time
I aspired to be what I see all the time ending up in
tragedy feeling like I lost my mind
And this is what you call Savant
He who lives in the future but in the present dying
here's a speech on the future that they will never mind,
It's hard to teach you the future I feel like never mind
I have a never mind,
Which means there there will be many clever minds, yet
they are never mine
I invent divine phrases with lexicon, expressive mind
on a page they have yet to sign
You think Dr West was lyin' bout the epic lines?
what I invest in rhyme bout to start a renaissance
though the devil tries poisoning the rebel's eyes
If he succeeds I will see through the third one
The holy iris giving by the bird
from the true holy writing Christendom was birthed from
Be iLLUMINATED don't buy religion, African-ism I give em
not Zionism
Jesus is the bible isn't, the bible is indoctrination
from politicians listen

Hip hop is no different it started with the rhythm,
children of the ghetto who fought against system
what at a point used to be the artisans wisdom
turned school of greed to teach hell's curriculum
brrr trick em ha ha ha trick em
Herds drifting, watch the plot thickens
if the food in this rooms to humid get out the
kitchen
rappers lie to pacify for me that ain't the
mission
These rappers afraid of Viacom they in submission
I won't be afraid of Babylon cos God has risen
rather be a child of the truth with a modest living'
than to teach lies to youth for a lot of riches
Sisters you are queens and no longer bitches
Sisters you are queens and no longer bitches
sisters you are queens and no longer bitches
I repeat you are queens now may you be lifted
I am the shift that got your consciousness shifted
You're not slaves from Elmina who was shipped in
You can be different, but now you must be born again
the ancestors wisdom has to be taught again


The industry don't worship the devil they worship the
dollar
But the worship of the dollar is the worship of power
morality devoured in this business of cowards
You prayed for Napster to come yet still scared of
the tower
The tower has fallen, the tower has fallen no more tower
records the power is yours then
The universe gave the music to the artist the hardest
part is not planting the seed, but the harvest
So I ask Horus, how do I iLLUMINATE?,
how do I chose to bring love where they chose to hate
How do I not get lost in this confusing place,
surrounded by beast who least seek to use their brains?
Hypnotized by a strobe light, and fire works put
shackles upon they souls right? Right.
This the other side of duality, spirituality, lyrics
you follow me?

unintelligible.....
Track Name: Hene got soul
v1
Yeah,
O Savant,
listen to me
I'm soul brother number
7 son of Fela the game's new
Stevie Wonder
O Savant there's no sleep or slumber, I feast on beats
plus eat your lunch up
Cadence,
clarity,
dexterity
I flex lyrically catch you cats spiritually
Hold up, I don't think they hear me
listen
Y'all don't know my status
in ya basements tryna quote my madness
Dope for addicts addicted to cooked coke and crack it's
not needed black folks so just pass it
These dudes making beats on Acid
What the hell our babies on acid?
That's backward
Listen
I'm a reenactment of
the era where a brother made classic stuff
that's what's up
to the Philly jawns in the back what's
up,
when the rhythm hit em they'll be actin up
the illuminated on the track get up lend ya ear to the
seer out of Africa cos
O'hene got soul
These dudes humor me
All they wanna talk about is jewelry
Tom foolery
not true emcees like it used to be
black face rat race straight coons to me
Plus musically y'all losing me
sounds like a 9 year old produce ya beats damn

Hook:
Now put ya hands up higher
if you is a survivor
My music makes em rise up
To start a new uprising'
Now put ya hands up higher
if you is a survivor
My music makes em rise up
with fire like Elijah

v2

I'm a survivor, able to make this verse tighter
than the verse prior
Words fire, like ya burn Kaya
I pray for he that conspires
Come try us, truth apostles my gospel'll topple
deceptive castles
Castles, chapels cancelled, and what have you
I would have you know I have you
corrupt police in my scope I grasp you
Camera snap you, catch you in the act you better
have concrete facts before you accuse
Black dudes, in the ghetto, where they trace hate crimes
with the yellow tape and it don't take time for the devils,
to appear with the cameras to let it echo
Oh, y'all needed a dance song?
I believe you are seeing my stance wrong
what I write are freedom and act songs
those people keep you in fashion
They deceive and mislead you with bad thoughts
selling our kids these devious ass songs
Co's they ain't got no souls man
Y'all might be more global but I'm noble
y'all prey on teens that are hormonal
I pray for teens and what they go through
30 plus year old dudes who coach you
on how to have sex and to smoke too
say it ain't for kids but who do they promote to?
I mean really, 106 and park? ha.



Hook:
Now put ya hands up higher
if you is a survivor
My music makes em rise up
To start a new uprising'
Now put ya hands up higher
if you is a survivor
My music makes em rise up
with fire like Elijah (repeat)

Ladies and gentlemen, you are tuned into Ohene Savant the illuminated
I come in the name of the ancestors people like Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield, Tupac, Michael Jackson, anybody that came and fought for love and died for it, that's who I represent.
See I came to this country to make a difference. I got fresh off the plane from out of a tropical climate
and had to live in a place with no sheet rock, in the winter time can you imagine that?
Well this is what I am willing to do for love and I feel like this is my year. So all the people that are iLLUMINATED, stand up.
Track Name: Caterpillar
Hook:
(In order to evolve there has to be loss//
I had to take this to the heart, even though it's hard)
Co's I don't wanna be a caterpillar//
had to grow a set of wings because that was realer,realer
(Had to evolve, had to see loss)
Said I don't wanna be a caterpillar//
had to grow a set of wings because that was realer, realer//

Verse 1
Say I can't rhyme about the hood no more (why)
Co's I ain't living in the hood no more
Got a good home so, what I know of the ghetto plight?
you be in the burbs toastin' up with them devils right?
Nah I be siting on my porch step
thinking why brother Jamal ain't got a porch yet?
Yet got more dept, stressed and poor yet
affords tech nines so now he courts death?
The news knows more somehow reports less
more or less
The system don't show to care for us
you try to buy a car and the roads'll tear it up
insurance is high
our endurance is tried on a daily basis
we faced with more of the crime
I could've stayed but it changed when my boy was shot
in front of my home when none of my doors was locked
thank God Sheda B was home, my daughters inside
I'm later thinking to myself can we afford us a glock?
the ghetto is rubbing off on me these thoughts have
arrived
man
I came to change this, almost became this
ask my man Marcus the hood is dangerous man I hate this I'm relocatin' cos


Hook:
(In order to evolve there has to be loss//
I had to take this to the heart, even though it's hard)
Co's I don't wanna be a caterpillar//
had to grow a set of wings because that was realer,realer
(There has to be loss in order to evolve, because)
Said I don't wanna be a caterpillar//
had to grow a set of wings because that was realer, realer//

Verse 2

You wonder why I'm not rollin' with the same crew?
cos to evolve is something some people can't do
You can't change dudes, no matter what you show em
their faith ain't a mustard seed that's why nothings growing
so many times I offered food to the multitudes
talked to you
spent time dropped all them jewels and all you do is smile eat and drink
then later gossip that I ain't as deep as I think
you ain't as smart you think,you all talking same
you all rat each other out
and you all say the same
till I finally figure out I'm in a whole with some snakes
that's the moment it changed
I began to evolve
asked myself why I'm claiming you as family at all?
Do you love me as a person or you tryna get on?
that was when I made decision to not even call
let me sit and take a minute see if I hear from y'all
but nobody responds
cept them "I need a calls"
I need a this, I need a that, no how are doin'?
Till I buy this new house now it's WOW you on"
"I'm just calling to check in man How're you doin'?"
Everybody wants to reach me now they can't reach me
now it's all peachy now they all need me
I ain't gon dis and be all vindictive
I just wanna assist so you'll more consistent
You the one who made the distance
I don't see the difference,
I'm lying I get it, my life just switched quick
and you was just down with me how did you miss this?
I spoke about trains, I should said planes cos I grew wings


Hook:
(In order to evolve there has to be loss//
I had to take this to the heart, even though it's hard)
Co's I don't wanna be a caterpillar//
had to grow a set of wings because that was realer,realer
(There has to be loss in order to evolve, because)
Said I don't wanna be a caterpillar//
had to grow a set of wings because that was realer, realer//
Track Name: iMAGINEER
Hook:
So many have fought and many have died
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...
Though many have failed, so many have tried
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...


Verse 1

Ayo
I'm like a rap Walt Disney I want you to walk with me
I'm here to talk Michael,and also to talk Whitney
Incredible thoughts wit me
I'm reminiscing
ripping dudes on Whitby ave, they got a whipping//
How did I thrive from the bottom?
so many problems
remember dudes from the block, and how they shot em?
How bullets flew through the block, and how we dodge em?
better you don't try them stay in the house and
listen to rhythm of a Ozzie till it becomes groovy
and gangstas try turn you to groupies,
murder snaps you out of it
this is not a movie
what it is, is a bunch of coufies and houpties
(and this is not a dis to the ones on they true deen)
what it is is a diss to the ones shooting
they made a routine out of killin' human beings
Yet I got out like I'm Houdini
imagineer

Hook:
So many have fought and many have died
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...
Though many have failed, so many have tried
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...

Verse 2

These rappers make a lot of clutter from what I discover
lacking imagination and passion I got ya numbers
matter fact let me find it now dial it now,
all you real intelligent people should jot this down
First of all let's start with how you name yourself,
it says a lot to me the way you people rate yourself,
Mine is O'hene Savant it has meaning
O'hene's a king and Savant means genius
I took time to look for mine, to distinguish
me from the probably millions of dudes emceen'
you chose a name I can see in any quick Google
search cos you following and not leading
Secondly your ryhmin' style is so common you have no i.d
except your no Common
My flow got me exceptional comments,
that's cos I'm me not just some ol novice
that's cos my beats reflect I know Bach and
yours sound like rejects from the top ten
when, you ready to learn then have a chair I can teach
you how to be an imagineer


Hook:
So many have fought and many have died
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...
Though many have failed, so many have tried
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...





Verse 3

This is the spark notes generation
more technology less information
Get in formation, now march to the web
lose your identity cos democracy's dead
You are slaves a modem
cyberspace hierarchy
unengaged minds in the era of piracy
Meanwhile social media steals your privacy
some eye can see where lo-gin at privately
Some eye can see that I'm talking that prophecy
doesn't coincide with garbage that I can see
On the hellivision
hoes constantly
No fatherly figure figure demonstrably
You are not afraid of death than you should rock with me
I got God Tupac and even Bob with me
Illuminati talk don't even bother me
Spirit of MJJ living inside of me,
Imagineer with the vision to imagine clear
I see the world in a state where we master fear
create a world ever state we would have it here
I know for sure I'll be there
Imagineer


Hook:
So many have fought and many have died
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...
Though many have failed, so many have tried
We live it cos we know it deep inside
we do it for the...
Track Name: Mama don't lie
Verse 1

My grandmother was a primadona
and so my mother had to be Madonna
in the pew praying hoping to see nirvana
the real messiah spit fire on streets of Ghana
Eatin' cassava and wache'
getting agape from those asantes
my mama Ga adangbe name Sellasie
I am the next pillar in the dynasty
happy
healer of youth I spit iller than you
I am the stone that the builder refused
my real dad is an enigma
left me with a stigma
it became stigmata gave me my charisma
now I'm jottin' scriptures, with my my mama picture
on my mirror because of her honest wisdom
She told me about the things that she never did,
said I am the best thing that she ever did
Gues what?


Hook:My mama don't lie to me,
even though this world lied to me 4x




Verse 2


My mother was a saint to me in the darkest hour angel
that came to me
I remember Wilson Goode killing youth it was M.O.V.E
she illustrated it in this picture that she drew
I really hated it, it was vicious and was cruel
wished ill fate for them for their wickedness to M.O.V.E
that was the day mom said "this the golden rule,
never wish death on a man no matter what he do".
I carry that to bury hatchets in midst of madness
even though the world is full is wicked assassins
That was a early seed though I could barely see
later would evolve into me spiritually
This is why, cos she wasn't good at kickin' lies,
and she spoke to you straight with the biggest eyes
She told me the things that she never did
said I was the best thing that she ever did

Hook:My mama don't lie to me,
even though this world lied to me 4x


Verse 3

My mother was a high court judge
prestigious preacher so I caught love
mixed with authority
This what she taught to me
Work hard and be true to God and his prophecy
There would always be guest taking refuge
in our home the family would except you
We were not separate from the ones desperate
no matter what she made sure I remembered it
I used to go to the court sit in her chamber
watched as she reviewed cases remained prayed up
part of the reason I create much, revolution music
instead of the same stuff
Plus
them days fasting mornings at service, she used to smile
at me as I played organ at church and it felt good,
not too many things she never did
I became the greatest thing that she ever did

Hook:My mama don't lie to me,
even though this world lied to me (repeat)
Track Name: Love is not promise
Verse 1

They say love is not a promise
not a lot of promise in a world where it's hard to find
anyone that's honest
This is why I suffer lately feeling like Vincent
just trying not to cut my ear off over this business
I wasn't bout to cut my ear off for business
I'll cut my ear off so as not to hear that ignance(ignorance)
For instance, everything's a stripper track
Everybody's in the trap no one's given back
How the song go? Beez in the trap,
Anything for a buzz bumble beez in a trap
Many times I sought to teach with the rap
cos the books ain't doing it and our seeds need it bad
Why do I care when they streaming my tracks
and I see the emcees rep the beef and get stacks?
Co's I love you and I gotta get the knowledge to you
even though if up to them it isn't promised to you


Hook:They say love is not promised to you
They say love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you



Verse 2
Yeah
You know love is not promised to a true emcee
These kids never heard of Rakim and Kool Moe Dee
So they absorbing that corporate rap
They say I'm too complicated where the chorus at?
I sound foreign? dang
Well if it's foreign you ain't used to being challenged
I say your bound or you ain't used to seeing talent
How could I be too musical or too lyrical?
Isn't that like claiming a monk's being too spiritual?
It's hard to blame you cos radio maimed you
they trained you to like novelty over brain food
Shysters paid under the table, you think you playing
them in your car but trust me they playing you
Same songs different channels on every station
Y'all clubin' while congress change legislation
sorry laws...I forgot you don't like education
maybe next time I'll keep it basic
okay then



Hook:They say love is not promised to you
They say love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you



Verse 3

I been in meetings where people treat you like a number
Label heads talk that talk and they to try and crush ya
tell you ain't doing it right if you ain't copying
cos they ain't got balls to vouch for some one Godly
and it's really all politics
A bunch of scared blacks
Worried massa might flip when he hear raps
About the revolution and black evolution
so they promote stereotypes and devil music
then got the nerve to try and speak down on me
why?
because you gave your soul for a salary
huh?
How do you sleep with the kids that you sacrifice?
Better hope that's suffice in the afterlife
Hell is hot, hope you have your ice
and no backstage pass is allowed in the paradise
I have to write what is real like a Nazarite
cos I love y'all yup that is right
aight?


Hook:They say love is not promised to you
They say love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you


They say love is not promised to you
they say love is not promised to you
to you
Huh
They say it never was promised
They tell you love is not promised to you
They tell you love is not promised to you


But you know they lied
and I know they lied
Love IS promised
Just go to the SOURCE
So what you got more money than me?
You walking round with your pockets swole
meanwhile you ain't got a soul.
So you can go to the bank as many times as you want
but we know what's up you are morally bankrupt. (laughs)
I have true riches,
I'm iLLUMINATED.
Track Name: Museum of my soul
Right now you might see me as just this, but in the future it's very much possible that you will have these records, based on my studies of Mozart and Beethoven and Bach and Monk, and all of the people who came you know, before me. You'll be able to have this music, and I'll live on...

Verse 1

You only live once,
I live forever
that's the i life of cybernetic endeavors
not to get too deep but listen to my message,
my orah got cemented when documented on records
200 years from now, in a museum
I bet you see em next to the true genius
they wonder why I wanna do all this,
because legacy is what matters to true artist
all these half ass rappers that use it as a hustle
I take pride in knowing later no one will discuss you
it's no myth at all and I don't need a crystal ball
to give a summary of what the future is for y'all
try explaining at the door to a bouncer who you are
and him telling you "Nah", all because you was sub par
them favors at store ain't what they used to be no more
the difference is I was the sun you was a star
Your light goes dim I got a psycho pen
I illuminate minds then they eyes open
as sure as I'm open to behold, those that wanna roll
let's go
The Museum of my soul

Hook:
The museum of my soul
Where these artifacts are the facts to behold
There once existed a man that you should know
His story is one that's gotta be told (Museum of my soul) 2x


Verse 2

They can't believe that I do this for the love
that a man can exist who don't do this for the bucks
I'll never be a Judas to the music though it's tough
rather lose it than do it to do it I will give it up
the moment my ideas aren't ahead by light years
and I don't see that happening any time near
I been a pioneer
God's lips to my ears
Why do you care if a label asked me to sign here?
Look at my catalog and the way I design rare
concepts my mind set is kinda weird
That's why these rappers always sampling
you better think about the clearance when you sample me
you want a track for free without collabin' fees
in the studio posin' like your ass is me
But if you asking me
it's really sad to see you pattern me
and base it on my past release
It's like a bad disease,that you try to live with
them crowds you get can only calm the symptoms
We both know the difference, you are gifted
but I'm the gift that will forever exist in


Hook:
The museum of my soul
Where these artifacts are the facts to behold
There once existed a man that you should know
His story is one that's gotta be told (Museum of my soul) 2x


Verse 3

When my kids are old enough
then they'll know what's up
and why sometimes studio monitors woke em up
and why they pops be at the house hardly
Kid n' Play here but it's not a house party
Partly
Co's I stay artsy
the other part be
the fact that I play Marley
think smartly
Fore thinking, while you on the porch drinking and
wondering why I'm growing and your shrinking
linking with genius men, Dr.James Peterson
the elite of them guess I'm elitist then
we all dying but when I die I'mma leave a dent
even then I'll be living in a deeper sense
less than 3 percent know what I represent
my real fan base ain't until the reaper sent
not to be morbid I need to vent
No need pretend like you get it, you steady comparing
me to them
Well, here is the answer to your question, some are
infatuated with this I've an obsession
you have a job or profession I strive to be a legend
a writer with a message so I'mma hang this sketch in


Hook:
The museum of my soul
Where these artifacts are the facts to behold
There once existed a man that you should know
His story is one that's gotta be told (Museum of my soul) 2x


So in a way that's my...you know I said it to Allhiphop, music is the
museum for my soul. You know what I mean like, I'm writing knowing that I am preserving my essence
Play question:Why do you still need to be here in someone's mind after you're gone? Why?
Well that's just my version of, of, of, of salvation outside of my "christian" understanding of it...(laughs) REAL RAP that's the salvation of Ohene
the physical person. I mean, like, through my kids m my genes survive
and through my music my essence, my emotions, my voice, my character, my personality survives through that. So that's why it's important.
Self preservation is part of who we are so, yeah I do want to remain,
I do want my music to live on and that's what Michael(Michael Jackson) said, Michael said before he died he said, uh "We all want eternal, eternal life, he said, "so like Michael Angelo I bind my soul to my work".