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Vokab Kompany and Crush Effect are pleased to announce that their new collaborative album VKCE will be dropping this month on December 18th! In celebration of the upcoming release, Vokab Kompany will be releasing one of their new tracks today as a free download!

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released December 3, 2012

All songs written, arranged and performed by VKCE (Vokab Kompany and Crush Effect)

Produced by Crush Effect

Vocals written/performed by Vokab Kompany.

Additional vocals and production as follows; "Don't Owe You" guitar by Lincoln Parish and live drums by Carlos Perez. "World Wide" additional vocals by Tunji and live drums by John Staten. "Beautiful People" additional vocals by Keng Doja. "Make the Lobby Shake" additional vocals by Voices of Praise, Crush Effect and lap steel guitar by Tom Quinn. "Harlem River" additional vocals by Karen Mills and guitar by D.J. Williams.

Engineered at Crush Effect's studio by Crush Effect.

"Don't Owe You" and "Worldwide" mixed by Chris Wood. All other songs mixed by Crush Effect at Crush Effect's studio and at Big Fish Recording Studio. Matt Van Allen - assistant mix engineer (on all tracks except "Don't Owe You" and "World Wide").

Mastered by Eric Oberthaler
Artwork by Giancarlo Loverde
Photography by Andrew Jorgonsen

Special Thanks to:
Paul Waroff and Big Fish Recording Studios, Joe Laporta, Michael Burnett, Thomas Cussins and Ineffable Music, Xavier Ramirez and SocialSoundSystem, Cook Classics, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, PFX, The Vokab Kompany Band and Quit Sleep. Our most humble and appreciative nod to our loving, supporting, patient fans, friends and family.

Copyright 2012

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"A sound whose genre goes something like; hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcee’s who charge sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless…impressive and seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive." -Sam Dorman, NBC

San Diego band Vokab Kompany (Voted San Diego Music Award "Best Hip Hop" act 2011) has been gaining national notoriety ...
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Track Name: Back to the Past
CH-
Dj plays your favorite track takes it back to the past
diamonds in the, diamonds in the
diamonds in the back cut quick yeah

HV1-
Hello, hello, hello, hello
hi my name is Bob
and not just a noun I’m an odd
verb be the word, smash sleep that’s my job
all slap in the back, she gone actress
I keep working it pretty, all classic
I ripple tracks so play it it’s pay back
Las Vegas mutha f***ka wolf pack
8th wonder we wandering all city
I keep kickin’ the convo is so witty
bet it, liable to get ‘em to talk slick
set it, diamonds in the back cut quick
diamonds in the, diamonds in the
diamonds in the back cut quick yeah
light headed from wrapping it tight, get it
and I ain’t really feeling ya sweetie, diabetic
bet it, laying it soft you wanna pet it
preach the type of heaters to rockit your unleaded

CH-
Dj plays your favorite track takes it back to the past
diamonds in the, diamonds in the
diamonds in the back cut quick yeah

BV1-
I guess it’s best to rise before we fall
and catch it
Way b4 ya run upon the gambit
Managing our canvas, stand a phantom with our handle on the planet.
And I guess we've changed,
from those is pursuit,
to the suited for the fortune
and our fame's in the bottle with the rest of the Lightning,
Squeez that cole in my hand till its shinin.
Tight-Grip,
pretty absurd, City go blurr
as the light speed rally round the curve
And we speak it like we James Earl Jones
If ya ain't got a voice keep ya face to the throne.
Keepin it close untill you prove what you believe,
Deep in the desert
my placebo canteen's "right here",
You start to taste it,
The air of the oasis,
E-lec-trif-ies
when ya close, feel the bass kick.
Throw ya palm trees-rally-ally-up
Yeah, ya gonna need those diamonds in ya glass hut.


HV2-
Wake up, super smooth to boost
the baddest let’s spar
talk hard wit a walk, he rock star
car thumpin, bizarre, cigar, bar crushing
young Bobbie with an attitude, spit sumpthin
reach like he reeks the reaper to run his sheep on ya
global bomb ya, follow then get immobile on ya
mogul monster, carving like a blind giant
young Carters, don’t follow just get your own style
bonzai, bombs in the sky
i’m that super fly trooper guy
looking for my do or die
bet it, liable to get ‘em to talk slick
set it, diamonds in the back cut quick

Not the type
To set my ways
That's why I always change
by daily you can find in my
Arrangement not the same
As if it were to catch the world
In all it's fleeting and I fade it
Then I celebrate myself
Untill it melts into the greatest
Of exchange of an idea
And as a vehicle and a message
And an atom interacting
With a different kind of vessel
DNA to make this last time special
As I never try to question
Just accept it as u point into the void.
Track Name: Don't Owe You
Intro-
And I’m crafty
I I I, I don’t owe
You better stop and look

HV1-
Follow steps alone at last, I learn to make a friend at night
Another glass ‘till we cross paths, and on the surface we look right
And in this moments when I realize you were just as young as me
And why we made it’s still a mystery we’re just too cool to see
Lifestyles of the quick and aimless, no direction and it’s bliss I’m living
Had a blast I forgot your name miss, doesn’t matter it’s your face I’m missing
So brave when I was courting, I found your wreckage just like mine
Combine these tragic two, and now our ship will sail just fine

CH-
I I I
don’t owe you
you better stop and look
I I I
and now our ship will sail just fine
don’t owe you
you better stop and look

BV1-
Attached to the struggle, work a double
true story allegory, move rubble
but we boulders hold to the mold like soldiers toy
foldiers boy, up all night ‘till the telly make noise
walk up in the place now
all eyes on me, bury that stare
I am twice the man I use to be

HV2-
A fraction a note and it’s here
an action I’m close to the fear
I’m craftin’ a hope that’s she’s near
and It’s after the thought, but it’s clear
So lets talk the goals to get lost
we mold to make moss the stones that we toss
to shake sound we came from this town
afraid to move round but it’s change you fear

CH-
I I I
don’t owe you
you better stop and look
I I I
and now our ship will sail just fine
don’t owe you
you better stop and look


BBridge-
Ooooooh ohhh ohh

HBridge-
And I’m a joke, maybe but I’m laughing along
clearing out my throat, crazy trying to map out this song
now ya only live once no enemies
building frames from this game so join me

CH-
I I I
don’t owe you
you better stop and look
I I I
and now our ship will sail just fine
don’t owe you
you better stop and look

Outro-
and I’m a page now
and I’m crafty
finds us, and most of us, we toast to us
you better stop and look
Track Name: So Many Places
H Intro-
Re crafting to make your soul clap
Painted faces and the path I took will take me places

HV1-
I'm taking stage
engage these conclaves
In caves we carve days
and crave these shock waves (boom)
after shocks and they shaking the planet rock
and awaken the way we walk
and in moments we change the clocks
two new shoes homey what you think
now I'm on the move and I can't stop, wink
trying to get full and I mean like brink
so I tread quick so my ships don't sink, sailor
hell of a wailer, raging harder than ever
I iron my nice shirt was a medium, now major
yacht shaker, Yahtzee mutha***ka
I'm a walking walkie talkie
that'll kshk, come in danger
not no stranger to bush, the forest ranger
to search, seek and destroy
this weekend employees flavor


CH-
Lights lights free lights we light switch
painted faces and the path I took will take me places
Lights lights free lights we lights switch

BV1-
Drown down ya crown and pound out the sound
make ya earlobe chatter till it's crackin the ground
found, old map in the attic
smash the glass
light crash have at it
gone south on tha 5 drive
follow that gold pot drop
‘till it hide hind the water
farther than you needed
baja deeded
right where the sand beat the concrete
like he stole something
strong arm and steady
brave headed bread by the best born forgetting
force for letting, lesser be the fight there
sworn as we swing for the fence like a vice grip

CH-
Lights, lights, free lights, we light switch
hit the light switch
freaks come out at night
hit the lights switch
light switch
we light like glow sticks
on the floors with they pipes lit

HV2-
Live for that light then we fight 'till it's lights out
selector, selector, I bring the brain wrecker
that trap in your face no trace block banger
and then we,
have at but the speakers make you lifted
let it grow make it glow stay liquid
skin shakes all your clothes off, don't stop
rob 'till it's right cause we fight for the robots

BV2-
I really hate to linger, blink and I be gone
stand the hairs up on your arm
rook pawn feel the temperature arising
yeah but I like it better here
the speed I go, she might know, now she follows me anywhere

CH-
Lights, lights free lights we light switch
Painted faces and the path I took will take me places
Lights, lights free lights we lights switch
Track Name: Float Away
CH-
From these steps it only makes sense to float away
from such heights makes sense to fall

BV1-
He be that fast flash
cap back
pack tracking bad astronomical
a floating particle
on a crash course, towards what he asked for

with that impact begins that everlasting bass
and it still vibrates, it's taste in our tummy
feel my wrist, count the BPM's, yummy
well that depends on your science teacher
and your GPA, I'd rather be at recess than the PTA
matter of fact you might as well count this as my final grade
times it by Infiniti

HV1
Yeah, but I ain't ***kin' with her no more
nope, bounce waves like a sonar
radar, slicing the light
light up your lazers
attack it beat us and beat us until it's cracked
it's magic, and mostly the kind that you find in hats
get at it, and Ima bee (ima bee) watch my sting
I gotta lotta zing proper like a punk rocker
I came to hunt the queen spot her on my glober trotter
and this is alma mater
you will never work harder
you better watch the throne
cause we coming for slaughter
and in the nights when we strike oh heavenly father
but this is back to basics
we came to pack the basements
and it was all a dream
but I can almost taste it

CH-
From these steps it only makes sense to float away
from such heights makes sense to fall


HV2
Stop stop never giving it up
tick tock goes the clock and it's Sunday
wrist watch as I'm living it up
I'm all set just waiting on the run way
jet pack, better bring your head wrap
check that yeah cause we making heads crack
life style when we move like wind I
can't stop 'till we get high, red eye
but I make due you can see the plate move
something 'bout the chase watch your face when the bass moves
now watch hers you can see it shake too
no mistakes sweep the leg when I take you
cobra kai all black on a bank route
all money, keep your hands up thank you
quick hurry let me enter the safe
grab the case fill 'em up then we off on a chase
smash and grab when we entered the place
what a waste but the taste was as good as the race
matter of fact, matter reacts
putting heavy on my pedal let the metal impact
copy that, caught in the cracks
let the impact crash in my craft
cause we got there, gotta make it last
all motors, one speed go fast

BV2-
This rare begins the mood
we step in-side
we try once again
and fall b-4 we rise
then instead it bends like
apart of the plan, the start of the man
although its just a grain in the sand
it lands upon the road
controls, it grows, collides
it lends itself into the mold
untill in time
we recognize its shape
as just a part of the landscape
yet whisper in the dark
when we can’t see it’s face
the light escapes
cuz no he couldn’t hold onto it forever
he tried to put it back
but it seems that grain became a pebble
came a rock into a mountain
‘till explosions in the sky
re connect us to the sea
in a blink the smoke rise
like it’s been here
it's been here
it's been here
It's been here
re connect it like
like its been here
it's been here

Outro-
Only make steps
from these steps it only makes sense to float away
from such heights makes sense to fall
Track Name: World Wide
Into- H&B
Bass to make the planet knock
Rockstar

HV1-
Yo third Rock
this is bass to make the planet knock
shell shocked turn that room into a
and this ain’t artificial let it breathe
but this audible, show your teeth
optical on that poolside tropical
embedded in that moment let’s celebrate
clothing optional
fast forward
now wet it til it’s nautical
come follow me quick
we burning the wick
and making you move all night
we world wide, pilot like we fueling your ride
connect, collide inside
keep that fire alive, the night rides
and so do we so hopefully you notice me
but on another level keep it overseas
arms and legs keep ‘em all inside enjoy the ride
watch it build keep coasting
now drop it let it fill stop motion

CH- Tunji & H
We worldwide when I say we alright
reminiscing on the moments I create in my life
it’s like, we worldwide
bass to make the planet knock
we worldwide, this is bass to make the planet knock

BV1-
We next in line, slide it up inside
Hide behind my collar, go pop
wash it up in a flash flood, never had one
it’s the champ, better hands up, plant one
merryweather, like decemeber
gone 11 months side track back with Wyclef
tender be the loins
from the bay check the timelapse
adjust the lense, this is still life, shoot
I might be immature but so are my friends
times up, and all we do is
spin it up with our feet got no time for computers
and it’s our plan to change the facts
and take the blueprint out from our back pack
pack the chute, blast back the roof
jump into the abyss, no drop and and let it feel stop motion

CH- Tunji & H
We worldwide when I say what I write
reminiscent on the moments that created my life
it’s like, we worldwide
bass to make the planet knock
we worldwide, this is bass to make the planet knock

Bridge- H&B
The sounds stops, cause for detonate
and if it don’t drop then it levitate
we radiating the globe and keep it heavyweight
wait, wait, wait
I heard it’s one bright star that we cling to
go

CH- Tunji & H
We worldwide when I say what I write
reminiscent on the moments that created my life
it’s like, we worldwide
bass to make the planet knock
we worldwide, this is bass to make the planet knock
Track Name: Beautiful People
Intro- B
Cuz ya can't see stars in the rain.
She stand alone, crowded room
And no one even seems to notice

BV1-
To dance to the rhythm of ya breath
now I'm steady in a place where the footprints fresh
the next few words to the rest of my life
a how ya doing, is hardly gone suffice
so I writes this live and directly

HV1-
Now I'm intrigued
smiling at the way you place your silhouette
a window yet a vault
you're a safe, I'm a crook
a little lift a joke and then I wait for your reaction
our interaction pleasantly personified our traction
a chemical contraption smiling swooning at your action
a sedative of sorts calling, calming my attraction
no longer single, no longer on my mingle
honest since I met you and my social scene is
see two peas on a pod
on the rise feeling free
tap dancing on your heart
buzzing working like a bee


CH- B and Kenj Doja
Beautiful people
you know we are
we're growing stars
in unity
that's you and me

BV2-
Dive in let it bleed again
Inhale it ‘till the air get thin
don't slow down
breeze it through the light
'till the answer to how many times u done it twice what u recite
we, still up, still up
like ya 200 proof
dumpin out ya beakers
fill it with ya youth squeeze the juice from ya sneakas
detach and let it all go
just remember, ya better hit ya free throws
yeah, and never take a knee
if ya get both hands on the ball, its a gimme
himm a Im a lay a
take ya outta space bass camp to the glacier
breath upon the summit
then slide it down the crater
ha ha, something beautiful

CH- B and Kenj Doja
Beautiful people
you know we are
we're growing stars
in unity
that's you and me

HV2-
What does it take
where is she from
how do I call
now I feel numb
feel in my throat
can't even talk
tell me she looked
why did she stop
I look in her eyes
never seen sun
never so close
why did I run
tell me it's me
tell me you want me
tell me it's me
why did you run

headboards, remember when we damaged 'em
wood floors, yeah we fixing up the old place
back yards, and we almost gotta damn dog
where are you
don't even sweat it
I'm good here making friends
got my work and I work take a listen
I don't work late, I work later
so these crutches on my life at it's current state adds weight
translator who are you to drop anchor
I was there when you needed me I served as your waiter
order taker your significant crusader
as I gained my independence you resented me the greater
an hour later, sounds in a major
and these minor fights were outta line
outta sight, outta mind
but just as beautiful these days were long
way back when a day was just a song


CH- B and Kenj Doja
Beautiful people
you know we are
we're growing stars
in unity
that's you and me

Outro- B
Cuz ya can't see stars in the rain.
She stand alone, crowded room
And no one even seems to notice
Track Name: Make the Lobby Shake
CH- B,H,Jesse, Dave
Up and down everyday
Broke from this toll I pay
Please take this weight away
Inro- H
808's, yeah 8's
drop kicking when I'm flashin', karate assassin

CH- B,H,Jesse, Dave
Up and down everyday
Down on my knees I pray
Broke from this toll I pay
Please take this weight away


BV1-
He a skatta brain
he a skatta brain
just a dirt poor worker on a data bang
battle reign
his mind it pang
cock of the hammer
unlock tha bang
cost he gain
source of flight
choice be made
so he burns the nt
and he earns the flames as the days get shades
on it 24/7 ‘till hunger enrage
lay streaks in the sky that peak in twilight
through sketches like breath in a maglight
overtime this boy don't sweat,
more in reserve than gas and elect
that's lift
manic-impressive
inquisitive, with obsesive
compulsive, where the bulk be entrusted
dat prone when the push come to shove wit
that glove it fit me fine
no-ah quit you can follow my blood
where I stand l land on Ellis
back when the looks at my life weren't jealous-
measure, staircase, escher's, endless
hand top tectonic bends it
check the forensics
boy he killed it

HV1-
Yo bed stricken my head be lead kicking
sow it up my motor will make you tough
on my mind, need closure like window blinds
I never will drop behind, the focus I'm realigned
feel the rush I can get with a push
I gotta get it that's unlimited you give in the clutch
break down that's a national shakedown
came to shake ground on account of a take down
beat 'em up, seat 'em, treat 'em, then eat 'em up
my 21 jump in the streets should be enough
but if it's not, I'm gonna give up the clock
to stop time, unwind, yeah never enough
yeah 8's, watch the body break
808’s, pick it up, lift it up, make the lobby shake

CH- B,H,Jesse, Dave
Up and down everyday
Down on my knees I pray
Broke from this toll I pay
Please take this weight away

Outro- H&B
I think I’m off on my own now
make the lobby shake
Track Name: Loud Enough
Intro- H&B
Something so special ‘bout this bass and this treble
but I ride it forever and i’m not a contender it’s that
‘till the sun comes up
fast ball

HV1-
Manifest it
man or mechanic message
manikin or matter in the manner of my investment
now that’s expected
meet upon the mecca
we cuttin’ across the record
it’s surgical now correct it
BV1-
High hight
stutter my flight
click go the shutters
so I fight through the light
clutter my life
am amounted to nothing
when stacked them benjamins
counted my buttons
back to my youth
carve with ya looks
but I climb those stairs
get get to the roof
and I got no proof
so I jump (jump)
on the way down
grind, bump
loud enough to wake the sun
strong enough to block its rays
long enough to never sleep

HV2-
so I hit ‘em with a little bit of venom
I assuming we’ll get ‘em
i’m comin’ in for the kill let’s awaken your vision, now look
fact shook, I’m robbing your black book
and leaving my math, look
the warrior rap crook

Bridge- H&B
Loud enough to wake the sun
strong enough to block its rays
yeah, somthin’ so special ‘bout this bass and this treble
but I ride it for ever, and I not a contender
it’s that champion sound, blap
quick when I get down
champion sound, blap
quick with a flipped frown

Outro- H
Then bring it back down
To keep it conscious while keeping these windows knocking
Something so special ‘bout this bass and this treble, but I
Track Name: Burn It Down
Yo
keep on standin’
burn it down

BV1-
I been trained to watch like it’s the end of the world
and as the edges turn black and the back ends curl
and we wait and we watch with a mmmmm and a laugh
and a popcorn thrill that’ll it spills in our lap
and we fasten, great
belts and an airbag
candlelight scare reading braille with a
magnifying glass
hide our stash
biding ‘till the lighting pass
we raaaaaaaassssshion
our time is what we askin
gonna ride tha mutha f***ka
‘till my wheels fall off
and my skin unfasten
we raaaaaaaassssshion
our time is what we askin
gonna ride tha mutha f***ka
‘till the wheels fall off, off, off


CH-
Burn it down
burn it down
begin with the roof
no hole in the bucket
we bulletproof

HV1-
I’m only with it when I feel the foot steps from the back of the bus
tell me how do you touch
lights out it’s a rush, that’s a must
and when the light comes in
cut the fame, now let’s discuss the range
interrupt the rain
time to make the call
came to late, and we wall to wall
craft, digging in the crates
minimal light, sight
ripping through life, sound
listen it’s tight, speech
gimme the rights

BV2-
we raaaaaaaassssshion
our time is what we askin
gonna ride tha mutha f***ka
‘till my wheels fall off
and my skin unfasten
we raaaaaaaassssshion
our time is what we askin
gonna ride tha mutha f***ka
‘till the wheels fall off, off, off


CH-
Burn it down
burn it down
begin with the roof
no hole in the bucket
we bulletproof

Bridge- B&H
Fa follow
we borrow
our saddle sits of a sorrow
their narrow view we escape like a snake bite faked while it waits in a bottle
boost, boost me I ride upon your shoulders
i’m a lye within these folds, trying to shine amongst these boulders
boost me I ride upon your shoulders
i’m a lye within these holes, trying to shine amongst these boulders

CH-
Yo
keep on standin’
burn it down
burn it down
begin with the roof
no hole in the bucket
we bulletproof


HV3-
And this is how you make it fit
space is the limit, don’t know how she made me miss
chase me I’m with it, catch me I can make you lift
I’m racing these ribbons I can ride as we exists
assist is the reason we provoke this
gift ‘tis the season we provoke this
liberty lights and loose cannons
hand me this life I’m cool planning

CH-
Burn it down
burn it down
begin with the roof
no hole in the bucket
we bulletproof
Track Name: Harlem River
CH- B&H
Boom slap she got it like
hit the floor make ya knees go clap
like uh eh, she make ya say damn
at ya feet, brought the beach to the sand

HV1-
Nice collection
and a great selection
so I stand attention
I can’t stand elections
I can’t plan a pension
am I past my perfection
to pass my personify, sorry it’s my session
i’m pickin at my thought
kickin ya hip hop or pop at the speed of drop
and it don’t stop
tick-tock man,
this is my clock fam
this is our shot, blam
gimme my spot, damn

BV2-
Now she a go get, low set
brick to ya magnet
switch hitch be the
ghost in ya gadget
most habbit
shwag never had it
i'm talkin icky thump,
giddie funk, biggie bump
the kinda trunk leave a
divot in ya city swamp
i'll take another one
that's what the patrons hum
with her name on they lips
sing the sirens song
though the vine is long we keep it swinging

CH- B&H
RC- I search for the truth, yes I did
like uh eh, she make ya say damn
why you run by
I search for the truth, yes I did
like uh eh, she make ya say damn
at ya feet, brought the beach to the sand


HV2-
I'm on a locomotive full speed ‘till that motors broken
motor boating through the liquid in my serotonin
summers back with a hot new keep it smokin’
craving bay breeze and 80 degrees coasting
chest roasting I’m sun beatin finesse toastin
west coastin on my bike through the planets motion
it’s all heart and we ride it like we roller coastin
no potion a hundred percent emotion

BV2-
Jungle fulla fauna
blaze a saunna
when she spinning
tribal her vinyl, spinal tap
8 track brain tape deck in the back
she boom-clap
they wanna picture yo
so they can say they caught a day up in her mixture though
she moving scriptures
scribes watch the victor
and when she stand upon
that mountain watch the river
run by,run run, a run by, run run

CH- B&H
RC- I search for the truth, yes I did
like uh eh, she make ya say damn
why you run by
I search for the truth, yes I did
like uh eh, she make ya say damn
at ya feet, brought the beach to the sand

Bridge- H&B
Uh, It's all automatic
you know the girl speaks slow
that's how I know, that everything that she say is right
you know the girl speaks slow
and i know ya know, that everything that ya say is right


CH- B&H
Boom slap she got it like
hit the floor make ya knees go clap
like uh eh, she make ya say damn
at ya feet, brought the beach to the sand
why you run by
my girl she knows

Outro- Karen Mills
She on a mission, she got it like that
she on a mission, she want it like that
ooohhh ohhhhh ohhhhhh, hey hey