A Figure Of Speech

by Shay D

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guerrillanature About halfway through the album, I feel confident enough to write that the whole thing is brilliant: clear delivery of well considered lyrics, about deep and varied content, over well arranged instrumentals. To me, this is as real as Hip Hop gets. I hope that one day I can collaborate with this artist but, if not, it's a pleasure listening to her work! Favorite track: Set Her Free ft DJ Shorty.
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Forgot10 Some real hip-hop I've dug up deep under the ground. She definitely deserves more recognition. If you like quality conscious hip-hop, then do give this a shot. Favorite track: A Figure Of Speech.
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Anna Savage This is my first thing I bought on Bandcamp.. Had to support.. Love Shay D's work.. she frikkin rocks.. can't say much more.. You just have to listen for yourself! Xxxx Favorite track: Set Her Free ft DJ Shorty.
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Chuck Dee Awesome album and goddess emcee!! Your are what real hip hop is all about!!!! Favorite track: I Love It.
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Asali & Skit 10:38
VERSE 1 When I first heard that dads having a girl, I thought a 4th child you bringin to this world? emotions got the best i got a little vex, gotta little tense in the backseat of his Benz. I didn't wanna talk and it got a little silent, we both known for short tempers that are kinda violent, went to eat a meal and trust it was awkward, i wondered how- we were ever gonna move forward. told him i won't love you as our age gap will be huge i was confused and didn't wanna know what to do your mummy was expecting and she was nuff excited it's kinda blurry now even when i close my eyelids when you were born it was one big secret you were so adorable it was hard to keep it see we had to break the news to celine and jules another set of siblings just as precious as you HOOK La La Lay This is a ghetto lullaby It's not over you're my Butterfly - So spread your wings and I will help you fly VERSE 2 yes it was hard and a shock to the system i didnt get to know you through your years as an infant.. you moved to london and i started seeing more things that you did and said that i started to adore your mum was in love with everything that you did you were her angel not just a little kid she would brush your hair and kiss your chubby little hands she was so excited about all her your little plans she couldnt wait to walk you to your school plan all the goodness that she wanted for you no daddy everything that he can and he's being great and being a good dad see my little sister will never know what its like every little girl needs a mummy in her life im your older sister and i gotta show you care coz you were only three for life to be that unfair HOOK La La Ly This is a ghetto lullaby It's not over you're my Butterfly So spread your wings and I will help you fly VERSE 3 know your worth, see yourself as treasure always be a leader, never fall for no pressure, always eat your greens it will keep you strong, you are not weak if you admit that your wrong always be polite say please and thank you never let a bully or bigger kid attack you if you can solve it by talking, try to if it dont work then know that im behind you listen to your gut it won't lead you astray if you dont like the game then you never have to play keep your head up high and believe in your dreams enjoy all the fruits but always water your seeds you dont need to be rich, value things that are free and if you make dough then give to charity family first, make friends that are true be proud of yourself whatever that you do never steal, never lie and never gossip try your best to show people that you are honest and if you make a mistake its ok your only human be mindful of everything that youre doing i love you hook
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F The Radio 02:38
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I Love It 04:03
I don't get mad I get destructive Beat the beat so hard they like shay d you just fucked it See some lippy and my hair done and get reluctant Till i spray like a volcano that's been slept on I erupt and Show a mc love just like their mum did its nothing Your bluffin you do not practice what you preach your frontin Your not a CEO and you do not own a label You tryna eat off me and what im bringin to the table I didn't need to show and shake my ass to get a booking Its only my man that can get a look in I didn't need to beg a minute fame up on the tv I beast the mic at live shows thats how i shot my cds This hip hop scene is movin clicky movin teams and movin shifty I keep it movin oh so quickly too many many man but they movin bitchy Dont wanna be queen dont wanna wear a crown Im fit for a king even in my hand me downs HOOK: I dont get mad I get destructive Beat up the beat so hard they like shay you just ____ it Do i wanna sign a music deal just to corrupt it They like shay why you do this Because i love it Because I love it I dont get mad I get destructive Beat up the beat so hard they like shay you just ____ it x 4 Do i wanna sign a music deal just to corrupt it They like shay why you do this Because i love it Because I love it Didn't think I would rock it rock it Did you think I would stop it stop it Did you think you could top it top it Got the key to game unlock it VERSE 2 You didn't think i go hard on a beat that bangs I been waiting on a year to really please my fans I know a couple heads want me to cease my plans But theres an angel on my hoodie like be nice fam Get to the back of the line now i guess your lucks out Spit with all my might on the mic see i rap my guts out So proud so loud i been working hard now Writing like a bully and my pouring my heart out No rest for the blessed The say no rest for the wicked Tearing up the set so they tell me that i Rip it spit it when i hit it Tell your chick one minute Shes hatin that you wanna hear me finish spittin lyrics Tell her fall back in fact im just gettin started Keep it underground like the dearly departed Puttin in the work to build a name as an artist I wanna last long not get there the fastest Skitzo personailty will drive a breh insane But ill keep on doing me until the heads all know my name HOOK: Im like fuck a foot in the door Im on your couch feet up kicks on the living room floor Im not no busta rhymes but they like gimme some more And some girls they wanna love me and start up a war You see im hard to ignore, when im part of a core, movement in the scene Its what im channelling for, we got out ear to the floor and were handling raw Unsigned underground its what we taking on tour Im sick of this pop - no more of your bubble rap If i had your funds in PR see i would double that They ask about me when im not like wheres that trouble at Ok i won't knock your hustle coz I love all that HOOK Skitzo personailty will drive a breh insane But ill keep on doing me until the heads all know my name
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Brick City 02:29
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Get Money 03:27
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Evaporate 03:46

about

Born and raised in North London, Shay D has been putting in the groundwork leading up to her long awaited debut album “A Figure of Speech” full of her charismatic personality, social commentary and honest storytelling, keeping it real to the true essence of Hip Hop.

Educating teens through her youth rap workshops, providing a platform for her fellow musical peers on her weekly live radio show, and running a two floor live hip hop and spoken word event specialising in Women in Hip Hop, Shay D embodies the graft of an independent artist to its fullest form. Charming, passionate and lyrically strong, the rapper and spoken word artist filled up urban clothing store Violated Lifestyle for her mixtape launch, collaborated with a live oil paint artist for EP launch at a West London art gallery and has propelled into bringing to life her new album.

Shay D headlined the Southbank Festival, featured in BBC3 Fresh and a Channel 4 documentary on the event she co runs all within a year. The recognition for her work with words landed her a BBC 1xtra Radio Live Lounge this year with Hip Hop blogs naming her one to watch.

Loving to be involved in her productions, from music to her videos, Shay D’s “A Figure of Speech” is different parts of her personality and a soundscape of her London living, collaborating with a range of producers and filmmakers. Songs tells stories of her life “Daddy Diaries”, the world around her “The Who, What, Why” and “Get Money”, motivating her listeners positively “keep Your Head Up High” and her feistiness in tongue in cheek songs like “F The Radio” and “I Love It”.


Winning people’s vote “Best UK Female Hip Hop Artist” and “Best UK Hip Hop Collective” at UK Unsigned Hype, Top 5 Female Rapper on Hip Hop Connection, Shay Ds debut album is set to bring a new fresh energy to the Hip Hop game.

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released February 12, 2016

Jimmy Logic, Dos Gringos, Chairman Maf, Nutty P, Erfman Beats and Cappah - Production. Recorded at Gadget Studios.

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Shay D UK

MC/ Poet in Hip Hop & Grime.

Curator of Queens of Art - the 1st ever all female hip hop tour in the UK.

Promoting dreams, love and real rap!

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