A Figure Of Speech

by Shay D

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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

Rapper/ Spoken Word Poet/ Youth Worker
Won Best UK Unsigned Hype Award 2012 Best Hip Hop Female Artist
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Promoting dreams, love and real rap!!

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Track Name: Asali & Skit
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
Track Name: I Love It
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