Intro / 1 Thing [Featuring Highsnow] Yakuza Mix

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    The World's Finest was recorded & mixed especially for vinyl: simply the purest canvas for this art form. The 33 1/3 rpm 10-inch record is a high fidelity pressing via Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) and presented on "half-n-half" black and transparent (milky clear) 100% virgin vinyl. These qualities combine to satisfy the object collector & the audiophile.

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    Packaged in a standard 10" jacket with 3 mm spine, semi-gloss finish and 3-mil plastic outer sleeve. Comes with digital download card for instrumentals and bonus content.

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    Highlight: Special guest [Taka] Highsnow delivers an incredible verse in his native Japanese!

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Features Japanese lyricist [Taka] Highsnow of Kyoto Japan delivering an incredible verse in his native Japanese language. Clutch scratches by Cheese of Kagoshima Japan. Finely chopped soul sample by A.B.T., and powerful introduction to the album by Streets.



We grow like the balls grow when the blood flow.

New era. Mission blew clever. Smart color the shit a new endeavour.

Spill rhyme clever. Kill body never. Excellence in the temper. Crush all contenders.

Supremacy wit leprocy the ill disease. I appease all emcees. Quote unquote.

Goon spoke then they eloped call me the new pope. Big black savage the plague heat the beats dope. Boil before usage i am the stove. Niggas be hidin out. I am the cove.

I seek the streets amputate on the beat. Press button release i flew off the peak.Left right quick 2 through the mouth pick up ya teeth. More realer like deceit. Truster the new belief.

Aint mean to cause grief nigga Grow up. Get ya life up. Live on strong. Man up, use the ding dong i been gone since u began to sing weak song.

My peace strong. Bhuddapest. New conceiver. Wrist band wearer rock clear through the speaker.

Hiroshima bomb blow bomb bag the beaver. Smash off move on home a street creeper. Smart teacher. Far gone. Long preacher. Long stroker. Keepin it real for the culture.

Alarm cobra Im takin this like a vulture. Iraqi soldier. Blast bang pow a gopher.

Underground surfer raised lyrically murder. Coffee churner. Bomb pop america. Color me wit excellence feel me try to represent. Until my detrament. I pencil a parament.

Thats a paragraph cemented in brains placed wit elegance. Dedicated for my name sake dont play wit it. Viscious dogbite peace nigga im outta this.

HIGHSNOW: (Translated)

one two no aizu, nigitta mic karaderu vibe de highsnow time
(signal one two, feel the vibe from the mic that I'm holding, now
it's highsnow's time.)

hi tojo, nippon no rapanese, goukana cast no saigoni tojo
(here comes rapanese from Japan, appearing at the end of a gorgeous cast)

kokou underground, nippon no MC, ABT ga otosu BEAT
(Lone underground mc from Japan, ABT drop the B.E.A.T)

sohite konkai wa koitsutono korabo STREET, itsumono kosuriya toujo cheese
(This time, collaborating with the man STREETs and scratch maniac Cheese)

nigiru mic kara detekuru aura, otono labyrinth subetewo moura
(aura coming from the mic Im holding, sounds covering all like a labyrinth)

koko kuwareruka kuukano kuukan, wazuka 2mm ga syohaiwo bundan
(It's a dog‐eat‐dog world here, only 2mm decides win or lose)

hunda bakazude akerutobira, kakugokime humikomia matatobira
(Open the door with the experience I got, steeled myself to step into da
world, but there is another door again)

Ok, mata buchiyabutteyarina, This is the time, ugokashi now
(Ok, no problem to break it again and keep moving now)

hey, how many people can feel this? yabasugiru otoni dekinai miss
(hey,how many people can feel this? Can't make any mistake with this dopest sound)

mic check surukedo it's not a test, nippon ga hokoru hiphop no ace
(mic check but it's not a test, Japan ace of hip hop)

north to the south、west to the far east, okuridasunowa funk na music
(north to the south、west to the far east, sending off funky music)

ukeruyatsurawa energy wo charge
(people who receive this sound will be charged with energy)

This is the time, 動きだしnow
hey, how many people can feel this
mic checkするけどits not a test
north to the south, west to the far east


from The World's Finest, released October 8, 2013
Lyrics written & performed by Streets @streetsthegoon and Highsnow. Scratches performed by Cheese. Produced and mixed by A Better Tomorrow @abtmusic. Recorded Sep 2012 and Feb 2013. Recorded at 110 Studios, Norwalk, CT USA and Studio B, Austin, TX USA. Published by Swords For Hire Music (ASCAP). Catalog No. SFH-201



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David Escamilla, Jr known as A Better Tomorrow, is a producer & mastering engineer currently in Austin TX USA

He is Mex-American/Filipino (b. 1978 in Long Beach CA). His name is inspired from the 1986 Hong Kong Triad film directed by John Woo

ABT produces for (iN)Sect Records & has mastered releases for Ta-ku, Stwo, Sweater Beats, Live For The Funk (LFTF), Huh What & Where (HW&W) and Soulection
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