Vintage Babies (Clean Version)

by The Vintage Babies

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I GOT A FEELING Wherever the groove goes I got to follow I’m glued to the rhythm like you to the bottle Souls grow hollow seeking survival Running from their rival the fear of tomorrow time Give me a minute Imma get up in it Stretch my legs pivot make it drop like a ribbit I heard the man want his project backs Well I’m good with that Think I’m bout ready to jet set Cuz I got a feeling (Yes Lord) It’s hunting season (Yes Lord) Betta run for your freedom (Yes Lord) Stomping like a heathen Dancing and a grieving Heat rising to the ceiling ‘Til the paint get to peeling ‘Til this pain that I’m feeling Getting down Lord (8x’s) Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah (3x’s) Verse2: Na na na na na So call it a feeling or say that it’s healing Lose yourself give it all the way to the spirit Feeling up the bass, make her wind up her waist Throw her head back like she alone in the place Fingers tingling Baby you’re jingling Getting free tonight Ain’t worried ‘bout mingling Just you and the groove tonight The music’s getting me through the night Heyyyy Betta run for your freedom (Yes Lord) Stomping like a heathen Dancing and a grieving Heat rising to the ceiling Til the paint get to peeling Til this pain that I’m feeling Going down Lord (3x’s) Get me down Lord Getting down Lord (4x’s) Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah Higher, take me higher Lord Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah Higher Higher Spinnin and cryin Tell the devil he’s a liar Higher Higher Higher Higher Lord Higher, fill me, fill me up
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Run Away 03:26
Runaway Yo Leroy! What? Your mama, she’s calling you man Aww man. No, no. Not that mama. That foxy mama you were with last night Oooooo She’s calling you out on the floor Oooooo Show her what you know Oooooo She’s calling you out on the floor Oooooo There’s something special about this place Something about your face Ancient attraction / I feel it taking over me Why you standing so far / come fill my curiosity Excitement of the unknown / come on baby trust me Trust the ocean, letting go No more fear, lose control Rides the waves, can you feel the breeze I feel like I’m dreaming Keep the motion, getting wet Moving close, chest to chest Ride the way, of this fantasy Come and runaway with me Runaway with me (Oh) Runaway with me (Oh) Runaway with me Won’t you runaway with me Runaway with me (Oh) Runway with me (Runaway with me) Hey, won’t you runaway with me Come runaway with me to a place we can both be free Your lips so buttery, I quiver with joy when you touch me Completely exposed I’m ready to go deep See I surrender to this perfect serenity Trust the ocean (trust the ocean) letting go (letting go) No more fear (no more fear) lose control Rides the waves feel the breeze I feel like I’m dreaming Keep the motion (keep the motion) getting wet (getting wet) Moving close (Oh) chest to chest ride the way of this fantasy Come and runaway with me Runaway with me x 2 (Come runaway, come back, come run away with me) Runaway with me (Come runaway, come run back) Come Runaway with me Runaway with me (Don’t come back come runaway with me) Runway with me x 2 (Come runaway come run back come run away with me) Ooo ah huh huh Ooo ah huh huh (repeat rhythmically x 16) Runaway with me x 2 (Come runaway come run back come run away with me) Runaway with me (Come runaway come run back) Come Runaway with me Runaway with me ( come run back come runaway with me) Runway with me x 2 (Come runaway, come run back, come run away with me) (She’s calling you on the floor) Don’t come back come runaway with me (She’s calling you on the floor) Come runaway come run back come runaway with me Oooooo Don’t come back come runaway with me Oooooo Come runaway come run back come runaway with me Oooooo (Yo Leroy!)
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Miracle 04:04
Miracle I am ready, to be vulnerable I am ready to finally let go I want to be annoyingly in love I want let me guard down I want to step out on faith I want to dance out in the rain I need to quit running away ‘cause I’m always on the first train When an old bag lady waiting on the red line On the Northeast side Looked dead in my eyes and cried I said “You Good?” And she sighed, then replied Hook: Your miracle is waiting on you But it can’t come ‘til you’re ready So baby what you gon’ do? (repeat) I am ready to take a chance on life I am ready to look silly at times, Pride aside I want to be childishly optimistic Live my life unscripted I want to step out on faith I want to dance out in the rain I want to quit running away ‘cause I’m always on the first train When an old bag lady waiting on the red line On the Northeast side Looked dead in my eyes and cried I said “You Good?” And she sighed, then replied Hook: Your miracle is waiting on you But it can’t come ‘til you’re ready So baby what you gon’ do? You’re worth it You’re perfect You deserve it Quite searching You’re worth it You’re perfect You deserve it Quite searching (Repeat 2X) Quit searching on the outside You’ll find your miracle in the right time Make room in your life Won’t you make room in your life Your miracle is waiting on you
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Never Bring Me Down Lyrics by Maimouna Youssef Verse 1: I'm tired of all the fake love from ya'll fronting like you want to see me win but really trying to do me in Get under my skin, cuz you resent my confidence You’d rather see me broken, ‘cuz I ain’t ego stroking Nah, I'm a Brazen Heifer yeah I'm a Bad Mutha I grow in the shade You don' gon' and made a monster I'm not what you’re used to I got that black girl Juju Back water Track slaughter Swagger when I move through Edges stay fleeky Sneaker game squeaky Serving Nefertiti In that Fresh Dashiki You fragile boys are jealous of women I bet you dressing up in my clothes I left in the kitchen , ‘hate to see me winning, scared of my light, don’t want to let me shine cuz I’m the genuine article, I’m a one of a kind But you love a mediocre chick You place her neck to neck with me I swear I’ll choke a chick You weak broads make it hard to gain leverage Exchanging brain for deals but I ain’t having none of it The ground I put them under it You wouldn’t last a day in my stilettos Melanin Kisses Genuine Thickness I was made in the ghetto See Normally I don’t talk like this But dudes be thinking they running this And that’s wonderous I ain’t gonna be finished ‘til I’m done with it I told you I was good for the culture When I’m winning, we all winning But you pretending you vulture Don’t even raise your black fist up When you see me in the streets don’t even dap me up You uncle Ruckas Master lovers need a Samuel L Jack back slap Yeah I’m talking that / Jango The way we let them thangs go Don’t want that pie in the sky, I need my cake on my plate Short me my fries, I'm gonna get out the gate You stay trying to put me in my place But I’m already here A self-aware black woman is your worst fear. 2nd verse: Hear me well, I love my brothers I give you all your propers But don’t be mad at me ‘cuz I’m a show stopper Yeah I’m a jaw dropper Flyer than a helicopter Read you like a teleprompter But I’ll never tell a cop’a I’m a boss, no bitch suffix is necessary I’m Very hard body like Chevy I’m colder than January Hold all of your commentary Don’t need no more promissories I told you that you ain’t ready A Lot of men can’t deal with women of my caliber If you can’t control her, bone her, own her then you mad at her I walk by smelling like ylang ylang and lavender But my body is mine sir, go and get a cavalier How much do I own you for what’s already mine, Shit, I earned it I worked hard for every damn dime, Only concerned with My money being brought on time, And when the revolution popping off, I’m on front line Sometimes being a woman is like being black twice I Gotta scream fire instead of rape And you tell me act nice Look pretty Stay slim Don’t talk loud Don’t think Don’t feel Don’t act proud But if I’m at my lowest, how are you 100 percent? God made women and man for the balance of it So will the real men please stand up And defend what God made signing off with love Will the real men please stand up and defend what God made signing off with love!
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Never Lie To You Verse 1: He like girl you’re beautiful My one and only You my special one I call when I’m lonely I think you’re gifted Yup you’re a winner Here’s an invitation to my place for dinner I want you so bad, I can’t wait for it Can’t you see my love is blind, i’ll even pay for it What’s your vice girl I want to get you loose What’s your preference Mary Jane or Grey Goose You getting down with that syrup or you need a boost This ya first time trust me I got you Relax girl I got you I’d never lie to you Insincere words for insecure girls Births real bitter bitches in the world She home cooking in the kitchen You gone fishing Too many in the sea to settle for chicken That’s how goldfish become piranhas Now she’s wreaking havoc as somebody’s baby mama I Wish you had’ve warned her Now you’re mad talking ‘bout she ain’t shit But you played a big part in all of it if you’ll admit She’s everything you made her You never should have played her You ain’t wanna save her Wish a real man had’ve raised her To love herself more than compliments and paper Hook: I’d never fool you with those words that hungry girls have heard whispered in the dark Verse 2: She like boo I miss you Wanna be near you Can you make some time I need to feel you I’m at the Marriott Down on 4th street I’ll even pay for the cab Just come and meet me I’m feeling kinky Won’t you and king me? You’re the only one that I’m loving in between the sheets You’re something special You’re on my level The best I’ve ever had out of only several Let’s get away on a day for a vacay I got them edibles that will make you levitate Before it gets late Hold on baby wait (who you talking to?) Huh? It’s no body just my mother baby She so scandalous No matter how the man is Hurt feelings just collateral damages She so thirsty / With no mercy She got that live in D to pay the rent fee Call him her roommate She stay out late She got that good cake Loose like Chipotle But she living a lie And he feeling the fire Don’t you look in her eyes Having you catching a vibe She keep her body right She know what men like She treat him like a king but pimp him on the side She let that biscuit and that fry drive her nigga’s ride No class all ass and plenty of pride Hook: I'd never fool you with those words that hungry girls have heard whispered in the dark Common’s Verse: Now I am supposed to be conscious And I heard love conquers all My bloodline don’t love swine Thugs grind everyday for a better way I serenade you you for forgiveness ‘Cause I hit once does that make her my mistress Love is a trip let’s go the distance You know where we from We can overcome resistance Power power to the people The people that put the work in Cause we all know that Nothin is for sure nothin’ is for certain But ‘til we leave this earth free it’s just you and me That’s what she meant by U N I T Y Let me lead by example The you I fell in love with them other girls I ran through Girl you got that light know they can’t hold a candle to you Come sit by your guru Let’s play D’s Voodoo let these words speak to you Its crucial (echo) Let’s play D’s Voodoo let these words speak to you Its crucial Hook
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Pimp Down 04:07
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Say My Name 04:51
SAY MY NAME If I should die tomorrow at the hands of the policeman And the papers say We're going to call it a suicide, would you even question why Would you shake your head and say the ain't right Or do your best to forget about me Please, please, please don't forget about me Ohhhh, say my name Say my name Say my name Say my name Say my name Don't forget my name Say my name Don’t forget my name If I should die tomorrow At the hands of the policeman And the papers say, we're going to call it a suicide Would you even question why Would you believe in my innocence Would you even come to my defense Would you believe in the good I’ve done Or will my name be smeared and my story unsung Will you search for the answers or take what they hand us Who's going to stand with me Please please please don't forget about me Ohhhh, Say my name Say my name Say my Name Say my name Don't forget my name Say my name Don’t let it be in vain Rap: Even the sun goes down Heroes eventually die Shot with their hands in the sky Your favorite revolutionaries give up and comply For a house on the hills, white wife, couple mills I'm last of Mohicans I guess Fighting for a cause they say is lost but I can't let it rest Rebellion in the mammaries of my mama's breasts And I drank ‘til I was drunk, like I was lean off that Crunk. We living every word that we rapping about And the struggle it gets hard but we ain't backing out Nothing is impossible The word alone says I’m Possible So I'm the racehorse that I'm riding for The audacity of hope To believe we can succeed when everybody and their momma say nope Well F ya'll I’m different, descendent of the fittest Reincarnated just so I can handle business My name, oh say my name, say my name I’m different, descendent of the fittest Reincarnated just so I can handle business My name, you know my name, so say my name Don’t forget my name I’m different, descendent of the fittest Reincarnated just so I can handle business Say her name, say her name Don’t forget her name Don’t let her struggle be in vain So say her name She ain’t die in vain
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Good Fight 04:01
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about

Vintage Babies is the title of the collaborative album and super group created by Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and MC, Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh and producer, Dj, and musical director Dj Dummy The Genius collectively known as The Vintage Babies. The Vintage Babies’ album consists of 17 soul and hip hop head bangers and features musical greats like Grammy & Oscar award winning Common, as well as some incredible songwriting and vocal help from Top Dawg’s own SIR, Malik Yusef , and Baltimore’s Rose Gold from the Polly seeds.

Vintage Babies is a Revival of the Soul, Funk, & Gospel sounds that Hip hop was founded on. The aim of Vintage Babies is celebrate the resilience and power of the human spirit through the utilization of the soulful sounds that have gotten us through difficult times in our history and will surely continue to do so for years to come. Vintage Babies will pull on an array of emotional strings sending you into lucid euphoric dance states in one moment then transition you into deep thought provoking storytelling about the state of humanity in the next moment with a little comic relief in between.
This is not the first time Dj Dummy and Maimouna Youssef have collaborated. They have toured together for several years with Rapper/Actor Common and in 2014 they released a mixtape together entitled the Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh. Dj Dummy and Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh are not new to the music scene but if your ears are new to the sounds they’ve been creating and curating for almost a decade then check out their track records.

Dj Dummy has been J Cole’s DJ and on tour Music Direct since 2010 and Common’s DJ and Music Director since 1999. He started out djing at the age of 7 and by 14 he was winning prestigious dj battles in NYC like the Zulu Nation Battle (96) ad American DMC Battle (98). Since then he has both dj’ed and/or created stage shows for artists like Talibe Kewli, Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, & De La Soul among others. He has even graced the halls of the prestigious venue affectionately known as The White House per request of 44th President Barack Obama. Dj Dummy is no newbee to the scene but he is just getting started in terms of making a name for himself as a worldwide producer and Vintage Babies is just the beginning.
His talents have attracted many of hip-hop’s premier artists, throughout the years; he has worked closely on creating stage shows and/or DJing concerts all over the world, for the likes of J Cole, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Music Soulchild, Mos Def, De La Soul, A+, DMX, Onyx, Smoothe The Hustler, going all the way back to Group Home.
DJ Dummy’s almost 20 year career has seen him electrify numerous clubs, tour internationally and entertained clients such as Prince, LeBron James and Venus Williams. It has seen him DJ in the smallest clubs in Brooklyn, to performing at the White House for President Obama. He has formed unbreakable professional relationships with many iconic artists in the industry and he’s been a part of historic moments in Hip-Hop. And this is only the beginning of DJ Dummy’s legacy, so it’s safe to say, you can certainly learn a lot from a dummy.

MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF a.k.a. MUMU FRESH
Since receiving a Grammy nomination for her vocal contribution to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007, the singer, emcee, and songwriter Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh has been making waves in the Indie music scene as a solo artist and is only just beginning. Maimouna has shared stages with music giants such as Sting, Nas, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Bobby Mcferrin, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, D’angelo, Maxwell, Aloe Blacc, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Dead Prez, Angelique Kidjo, Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Femi Kuti, Cody ChestnuTT, and more.
Mumu Fresh has traveled world wide as a supporting vocalist for legends such as Congolese Vocal Acapella group Zap Mama, Late night Jimmy Fallon’s band, The Roots and is currently on tour with Grammy & Oscar award winner, Common.

Youssef’s unparalleled songwriting skills make her a force to be reckoned with. She’s written songs for Walt Disney High School Musical’s own Vanessa Hudgins, and Common among others. Youssef’s 2011 original release, “I got a man” produced by Dj Jazzy Jeff, was selected by BET as the theme song for their original movie “Being Mary Jane” Starring Gabrielle Union. She also contributed as a writer and a singer on grammy award winning DJ jazzy Jeff’s Playlist album “Chasing Goosebumps”.
She released her first Solo EP, 'Black Magic Woman,' independently in March of 2011, and her highly anticipated and widely praised first full length solo album, 'The Blooming,' in September of the same year. Maimouna's 2014 project, “The Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh,” mixed and curated by Dj Dummy showcased her sharp rhyming skills as an emcee and her strong commitment to providing a balanced perspective on current social, racial, political, gender and class issues. In 2015 Maimouna recorded a full-length project with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder and The Soul Council. Now on August 31st 2017 she and Dj Dummy have released their highly anticipated, full length, all original collaborate effort entitle Vintage Babies. Anyone who loves good soul music or hip hop is sure ad Vintage Babies to their collection of instant classics!

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released August 31, 2017

1. LIVE, LOVE, SHINE (intro)
Producers: Eric Lau (PRS), Daniel Crawford KTMS music (ASCAP), Stro Elliott (Kings Son Music ASCAP), Kaidi Tatham (PRS), Tall Black Guy, Tall Black Guy Entertainment (BMI) A.Smith for Dj Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at The Hamptons Studios
Mixed by Eric Lau, Mastered by Charles Wilson

2. I GOT A FEELING
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Jabari Exum (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)

3. RUNAWAY
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Johnnie “Smurf” Smith for Melodic Piano,( ASCAP) Jimmy Castor & Johnnie Priutt (Minder Music LTD)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP), Tobias Truvillion (ASCAP)

4. MIRACLE
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)

5. Never Bring Me Down Skit

6. NEVER BRING YOU DOWN
Producer: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Johnnie “Smurf” Smith for Melodic Piano (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)


7. DO YOUR OWN THING
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Irvin Washington for Sterling Philly (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP), A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Jessica Jori Coleman BMI, SIR Sir Darryl Farris (Call Me Sir Publishing) (ASCAP)
Vocoder by Irvin Washington

8. JUST BEING HONEST
Poem by : Raquel Ra Brown Brown
Produced by A. Smith for Dj Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)

9. NOT READY YET
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M.Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP), R. Rose Gold Muhammad, Peermusic III Ltd Chelsea Terrace BMI
Additional Vocals by Yameen

10. Never Lie To You ( featuring Common)
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Irvin Washington for Sterling Philly (ASCAP) , Johnnie “Smurf” Smith for Melodic Piano (ASCAP)
Lyrics: Maimouna Youssef, L. Lynn Think Common Music (BMI) courtesy of Def Jam/Atrium, Herbie Hancock for Hancock Music, Polo Grounds Music, Irving Music ASCAP
Vocoder by Irvin Washington

11. PIMP DOWN
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Irvin Washington for Sterling Philly (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)
Skit by Eddie Bryant

12. WORK IN PROGRESS
Producer: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)
Flute: Elena Pinderhughes

13. Sandra Bland Interlude 0:16

14. SAY MY NAME
Producers: Wayne Bruce, Jonathan “Jon Rych” Richmond for Bro Wayne Music , A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)
Recorded By –Wayne Bruce, Ayinde Olubayo Engineered at Studio 10603, & The Art Institute of Washington, & J Rych at House Studios
Instrumentation Credits:
Wayne Bruce, Guitars
Maurice Fitzgerald, Bass
Jonathan Richmond, Keys. Drum Programming, additional Programming by DJ Dummy
Mixed by Dj Dummy

15. SHINE YOUR LIGHT
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)
Sherlyn Publishing Co. (B M I)

16. GOOD FIGHT (MNI WICONI)
Producers: A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP), Irvin Washington for Sterling Philly (ASCAP) & Kenneth Wright for NSFR Production (ASCAP)
Lyrics: Maimouna Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)

17. LIVE, LOVE, SHINE (outro)
Producers: Eric Lau, Daniel Crawford for KTMS Music ASCAP, Stro Elliott for Kings Son Music (ASCAP), Kaidi Tatham, Tall Black Guy for Tall Black Guy Entertainment (BMI) A. Smith for DJ Dummy Entertainment (ASCAP)
Lyrics: M. Youssef for Maimouna Youssef Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at The Hamptons Studios by Eric Lau, Mixed by Eric Lau and DJ Dummy
Bonus Track: Malik Yusef, Jabriel iz Myne, Universal, (ASCAP) Keys by Daniel Crawford ASCAP

All songs Recorded at the DJ Booth Studios except *Say My Name & *Live, Love, Shine intro and outro
All songs Mixed by DJ Dummy
All songs Mastered By Charles Wilson
Executive Producers: DJ Dummy, Maimouna Youssef
Graphic design by Alexander Grigoryan
Photography by Jade Greene & Anna Falck
info@maimounayoussef.com
info@thevintagebabies.com

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Maimouna Youssef aka "Mumu Fresh" is a Grammy nominated seasoned singer, emcee, songwriter and producer. She received a Grammy nomination for her contribution on the Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007 for best rap song and has since taken off as an independent artist. This is the right place for all things fresh! Welcome to the Muvement!!! ... more

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