Ven's Philosophy [Prod. by Arney Palmer]

from Circa '16 by Ven

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'Scuse me if I'm a little off beat
My name Ven, this my thought stream.
You are now tuned in to Ven's Philosophy.
Follow me...
If you've ever wondered why about anything in life. We can do this like Socrates.

I've had a few nights in a row where I hardly sleep.
Mind so busy thinkin' bout where I oughta be.
My body locked but my mind is free.
You might feel like me.
Luckily your mind also got the key.

Right-brained thinker that learned how to use both.
Tryna make my voice heard like I'm steady tryna vote.
Here's a ballad (ballot) that I wrote..
'Bout a boy so precocious those that got a chance to know him got a little spark of Hope.

I was bright.
Then I fell for the lie they all told.
The biggest lie is when they say the Earth made of stone.
They needa tell us that the Earth really made of mold that can bend, twist, and fold.
So anything you want you can have and behold...

Look at the mind traps break.
As I turn you around towards the mouth of the cave.
Bare (bear) wit me 'cause I don't wanna sound miles away.
I really want to connect on this that I'm bout to say..

You can spend your whole life dreamin' hard and prayin' but at the end of the day you still hibernatin'.

Fish for the answers.
Claw up to the top.
Even on your bare (bear) feet you can make it while they not (knot).
Like Alexander the Great let's think outside of the box.
Dive in.
Break it down.
Rebuild it inside-out and think..
How you REALLY ARE thinkin' outside the box.
It's a inside-out shirt paradox.

I used to let the lies wear on me 'til the glass ceilin' had (popped).
Greenhouse effect to my Tree of Knowledge. I'm hot!
God help me grow to learn that my roots can not be chopped.
Even in my younger days when my roots was all I got!

These days I'm feelin' young again...

I'm feelin like the chosen one again...


from Circa '16, released August 19, 2017


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Ven Sacramento, California

Aristotle once said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Ven is a living testament to this quote. The 25 year- old from Boston is not just another conscious rapper, but an illustrator of consciousness.
His debut album, Circa ’16, emphasizes mindfulness and has even been deemed as "meditative rap" by some.
Whatever the label Ven is definitely a unique artist with unique sound.
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