Crack In The Sky [Beneath The Shallow EP]

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okab Kompany x 9 Theory – "Crack In The Sky"


This is the second release from our 2 song EP titled, Beneath The Shallow. We wanted to team up with 9 Theory for some time and being that his music is so heartfelt and emotion driven, we saw this opportunity as a chance to break from our usual high energy vibe, slow it down and tackle two topics that have hit close to home for us this past year.

The first track, Warm In The Light dove into the topic of substance abuse and the battle Robbie's brother and family faced dealing with addiction and recovery. Brian is now 1 year sober!

The second track is called, Crack In The Sky, and deals with the complexity of our relationships with ourselves, and ultimately touches on depression. We dedicate this song to the memory of our friend Lindsay Hawley. To learn more about Lindsay and what she stood for, click her name or click on #GiveBackPackers.

Special thank you to The Untz for reviewing and releasing our 2nd part, Crack In The Sky on our EP w/ 9 Theory titled, Beneath The Shallow!


If you lie here while I sleep
Would you notice if I don't dream
Would you tether my body
to the bedpost with your heart strings

Cold stone lies
While we awake
Slow rise
A crack in the sky
Your eyes
Dried lakes
No lies

Verse 1:
So meet my principal
Not interested in principle
Just your inner growth
Searching for that inner flow
Better brighten up
More important lighten up
They take until their cups runnith over
Never good enough
Inspiration stimuli
Information never lies
Lying on the train tracks
Feet walk across the sky
I’ve been a beggar
Had a woman be my savior
Homey the only way I'll change
Comes direct through my behavior
To satisfy is a status lie
How can u expect to know what I need just from passing by
We enter every conversation through contemplation
What can I leave you with
More important leave a gift
And if the roles reversed
Would you feel it when I split
Let's split it down the middle
One for you
One for atom
Now let it ride out
Integration vibe out
Side out wide eyed
Idlewyd-ing lie about

Cold stone lies
While we awake
Slow rise
A crack in the sky
Your eyes
Dried lakes
No lies

Verse 2:
Gone athlete in the backseat
Got that Blackstreet bumpin’
Last we checked
We was a-ok-hey now, how ya doing?
You decided to run
You despise riding shot gun
Wonder what it meant well
What it meant well
When I wonder which hole with the largest bucket
If i could spit fire, maybe we'd match
Struck it
Cut without a leak
Thought to make it reach into the filter
Not yell on the past
Wither till we make dawn
Swell it in my grasp gone
Repeat but it's all next week
Now it's kinda nice here
Bright clear
At least I hear the radio
Blind light
Sign strike
Sign spike in the night like a flashlight
Stone skipped through the surface
Bone picked, slicked, picked-picked make it worship
3rd eye can't observe it
Impervious to slights
Fly this kite
Make up
Wake certain
But I bare this burden
Shake up
Playfight like I'm Durden
Dribble-dribble pass
Scribble on the pavement
Guess it's downhill
When the wave went by
I know now I don't own her
I'm a ranger, lone star
Thought I only needed one bar

Cold stone lies
While we awake
Slow rise
A crack in the sky
Your eyes
Dried lakes
No lies


from Beneath The Shallow [Vokab Kompany & 9 Theory], track released March 3, 2017
Produced and Mixed by 9 Theory
Written by Robbie Gallo, Matt Burke, & Gabe Lehner
Mastered by Keith Gretlein
Album Artwork by David Wong


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Vokab Kompany San Diego

"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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