MD

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A 7 track album, with beats produced by MD and 2 remixes.

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released April 14, 2014

Tracks 1-7 produced by the honorable MD (T. Butler)
Tracks ? and 8 produced by Paradox (T. Curran)
Track 9 produced by Lenny Rudeberg
All cuts performed by DJ Tek (T. Lumia)
All tracks except where noted recorded by Shareef (L. Skinner) & Percuss (G. Tangey)
Verse 1 of track 1 recorded by MD (T. Butler) at LMG Studios
Tracks 1-8 mixed by Ruxton (G. Tangey)
Track 9 mixed by Lenny Rudeberg
Mixes for tracks 1-8 completed at Shakedown Studios with assistance from Rob Shaker (R. Lake)
Tracks 1-9 mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering
Cover artwork by RLSM (Sam Shields)
Colour, design & layout by Damian Ots for Inkandescent Design

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Selekt Few Perth, Australia

Selekt Few are a Perth-based hip hop crew consisting of Percuss, Shareef and Dj Tek.

Our debut album 'MD' is out April 14, 2014.

The album was almost entirely produced by Mdusu and features guest vocals from FG, Mdusu, Charley Caruso and Callum Presbury.

Each song has it's own meaning or message and every beat tells its own story.

Recording and mixing done in-house by Percuss & Shareef.
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Track Name: Rights & Responsibilities feat. MD & Charley Caruso
MD
(UH.) Lifes full of common industries
only team play brings a brighter tomorrow into being
its not a case of denying your possibilities
its a case of balancing rights and responsibilities

its like the worlds goin backwards
to proud of the money to admit that we've imperfectly planned shit
telling kids work hard and you'll reach your dreams
when your race and birthplace are bigger determining factors

expectancy's now an actual disease
we want the fruit but we can't be f'd planting the seeds
we've got the knowledge now to build the land of our dreams
but there's no garden of eden without handling weeds

we want it with no work and to get it no burn and for better
no permanent effort just to make it happen
i know how i short it can be so i'm chasin all i can see
always there on my mark ready to take to the baton

Hook by Charley
Stand up!
Get your head out of the sand.
Take responsibility and make a stand
Aint to much to ask to do what’s right
Give a little bit of you, to save another life!

Percuss
(The thing about humans is this)
We think we've got the right to do what we want
But all we've gots responsibility acting as one
and we never ever use it, just fightin for fun
so I'm sittin back and watchin history on rerun

Ya see it happen again, ya think they'd learn
no wonder my concern is limited when their turns
rinse and repeat, time and time again
like they're never gonna learn from such an obvious mistake

dictate the worst like it doesn't even matter
separated from the world at the top of the ladder
their palisades decay day after day
till all we’re left with is an opaque display

and right then, we can all see their characters
weren't acting as one, they're just puttin up barriers
so i carry my life with respect for my people
cos denying that responsibility creates sequels

Hook

Shareef
Born with equal rights doesn’t mean we’re living equally
a standard of living difference between you and me
a standard of living difference between our communities
and some of you don’t care all living individually

Caring for yourselves and not anybody else
financial gain is how you define your self-wealth
and while you got the right to pursue your happiness
it’s balanced by the need to preserve all of this

not just the trees, and not just the scene
every single right comes with responsibilities
education, health care, a liveable wage
if you believe in these let your feet lead the way

equal work still doesn’t mean equal pay
as long as you ignore it’s gonna stay that way
so if you’re living a good life it’s about your turn
put action to your words likes nouns to verbs

Hook
Track Name: Pretty Woman feat. FG & Callum Presbury
Percuss

i see em every day on the train or on my way to work,
women so pretty my brain hurts
thought I better warn ya, lurkin around every corner
is just another 8 or 10 that's lookin finer than before I

think i just saw another standing in line
lookin so fine, but she standin in my
way i say excuse me as I walk on by
lookin at cloud 9 thinkin i could sleep tonight

way out of my league, i’m striken out on fatigue
when im at bat against a fine lookin physique
I dunno what the mystique is when i'm out of my depth
So I try the unique kid, to show her what intrigued is

like, please to meet you, my friends call me Greg
…awkward pause, did she hear what I said?
nothin but ignoring so maybe I misread
her wink that said im scorin' somethin' else instead

Hook by Callum Presbury

Pretty woman, gonna be my woman
but at the end of the day
she'll always make you pay
My pretty woman


Shareef

I see em every day and the way they walk makes me crazed
pretty women everywhere making men feel insane
but I’m not the weak kind nor idolising a sex image
appreciating beauty wont compromise my marriage

pretty women I always been a sucker for em,
but never been the sleeze, just giving them poetry
and every time they smile at me, its got me thinkin g’eeze
was that for me? what the hell does that mean?

These beautiful women wearing their beautiful clothes
long flowing dresses or shorts with you know those
tights hiked up, right up to thigh high
and when I’m dancing with them, I can’t help but sigh

but other times all it takes is eye contact,
pretty faces attract, no denying the fact, hows that?
about a nine or a ten
and since she’s walking away I better bring this to an end

Hook


FG
I see em everyday, never say nice to meet yah
It's plain from the look on their face I'm a creature
Still I've a secret, each one I meet gets
Penned in my rhyme books, lines that define looks

…Speech, mannerisms of their movements
The way your finger flicks the turning page when you move it
…I pursue this, purpose exclusive
To prove it's bigger than the universal truth is

And I muse this, memories induced with
The perfume that lingers in the room that you moved in
Believe me, I respect each one
Regardless of the race, creed or native tongue

Big women or small women, short women or tall women
Here's the secret that I came across on my mission
It doesn't matter if your ass size is suitable
That might make you pretty, but your mind makes you beautiful

Hook
Track Name: Tired
Shareef
I'm getting kind of tired of all these people saying I'm lying
when I'm out on the streets and all I'm really doing is trying
to find a better way to build a better place
when none of them are willing to stand up make the change

and if we didn't do it, then who the fuck would?
and if nobody does it, do you really think thats good?
not me mate, I know exaclty where that leads
your civil rights will be dying like they caught a disease

and yet it seems like your completely at ease
with dismissing these facts by saying 'conspiracy'
I know you don't believe in the lizard overlords
me either mate, so lets' get to moving forwards

our generation is facing economic disgrace
the rich get richer and the rest learn their place
and if you can't stand up for whats rightfully yours
then get out of my way and let me do it for ya

Hook x 2
(So tired)
Of all the things these people say

Shareef 2
Another one the things that I'm tired about
is people getting loud when theres no need to shout,
when we on the same team and you screaming at me
beyond the ideal of the dream what happened to peace?

what happened to trust and building understanding
to cards on the table - upturned hands and
knowing the power you seek is found in our unity
bound to your ability to work with me respectfully

effectively, if you fail to show respect
then how can you expect your demands to get met,
dead set, you need a better education
one which teaches you how to channel your frustrations

yeah, I understand you want to challenge the system
but it's going to take more than just screaming your opinion,
you got to open your eyes up open your ears and listen
and you better be ready to face up to the criticism

Hook x2

Percuss
i feel tired every day of my life im not gonna lie
feel tried by these people that are causin the strife
but feel applied when i get on the mic
write a rhyme no block yeah im feelin alright

they say its hard to get up and speak of yo mind
but its harder to live with the the results of not tryin
to say what ya feel, say what ya mean
endin up with nothin but hatred and whole lot of ill feelin ..

can't let it go jealousys a bitch
that little itch ya can't scratch, thats little SICHuation
that's got ya mind racin, tryin to place it
refusing to face it still knowin what the case is

so ya put the cards on the table face up
sick and tired, just had enough
let respect be earned, to build the trust that we yearn
signing out selekt few I hope a lesson you’ve learned
Track Name: One of Those Days
Shareef
you know how it feels one of those days
you can't do nothing right, nothin goes your way,
you get out of bed, your feeling like ish,
you just wish, you could throw it all away
making your way in this world it isn't easy,
smallest of things seem to mess it up completely,
but I guess that happen if hopes are too high
they turn a little set back into a sky-dive

makes you wan't to curl up' hide and get high,
but that's not right ain't time for being lazy
no time for being hazy- no hiding away see
what really makes a man is how he HANDLES himself,
is he reaching for a bottle from the top of the shelf,
or is he reaching for friends- savin' his mental health
a real big difference one might save his life
while reaching for bottle just leads to more fights,

alright so I'm saying even if you got thick skin
it's better you let it out you can't bottle it in
it's better that you write or you scream out or cry
theres no point lying when someones asking you why,
telling em the truth you feel better when you do,
but don't ask me why its just what I tend to do
can't carry this weight its too much for one chest
so I pick up the pen, let the music kill the stress

pen to page, yeah you'd be amazed,
relief can be found even when your down for days,
owning up to the past cleanses the soul of sin;
know where your at, see where you've been
no catholic saint here but I do believe in Karma,
lie about your past its gonna come back to harm ya
and now that i said what i came here to say
I pray this advice helps you out on that day


Percuss
just one of those days, nothin like before
its all happy face and i'm smilin some more
better believe it's just a choice that i made
the kind of choices we generally find hard to make

indecisive? you bet, life decisions make me fret
too much weight on my shoulder heavy like the debt
and too much weight i'm holdin makin decisions is difficult
gotta do something, grabbed computers, a winning result

the choices you make they'll change up your day
went from depressed and crazed to the fonze and happy days
it was a simple little trick in following my heart
now i spend all day with the best honing the craft

find what your good at and practice it hard
get out in the scene blow your own horn.. HARD!
now just step up the game take the vision seriously
no time for slow mate the fires burnin here in me

are ya hearin me? i could see it all clearly
along a came the opportunity, i was scared, clearly!
could i step up? am i really good enough
happy to say so far so good for percuss

and it wasn't what i bust, it was that i practiced enough
up all night, learning with lust, chasing not for the crust
chasin cos I just wanted to know whats up
whats inside? outside doesn't excite me much

inside of me's a whole lot of i dunno what
but every day i learnin more about what makes me tock
and one thing that i noticed is we all have those days
just one of those ones where nothing goes your way

just sit back, remember from your view
reality is askew when everythings lookin blue
so when all you wanna do is pack up and shoot through
lean towards your friends, your support crew
Track Name: Spatters
Shareef
I love sitting out here the rain mere inches away
stray drops spattering patterns my pen makes/
tin roof sound, comfort of my own space,
theres nothing quite like it man- what can I say?

I could sit here for days if the rain would last
but rain never lasts and as soon as the storms past
I'm turning about as red as yellow is the grass-
so while this lasts let's enjoy the pause

walkin around oblivious smiling as the rain pours,
walking around like idiots soaked to the core,
it's the very source of all life forms existant,
you looking like idiots for trying to keep your distance

for instance, where would you be without it
and I'm not talking about having to have a cold shower
I'm talking no bread coz all you've got is the flour
think, just think about it

Percuss
it spatters in drips n drops, the rain
shielded from the insane people drivin in lanes
i'll sit inside, and keep my eyes open wide
fear of death keepin me from endin other people lives

when the roads wet, you dont wanna slip n slide
all you wanna be doin is try and keep ya peeps alive
so maybe ya got to ya destination a little late?
it's better than living with another fatality

the rain may rattle me, but i love it's relief
just hate all the idiotic things that people do in it
like waiting another 5 or running, just to stay dry
my bodies full of water, i'll think i'll assymilate it inside

got about 60 percent, of water inside me
no need to fear the rain more like embrace that its free
soak up the spatters, by taken a walk outside
yeah this is free matter and its fallin from the sky!

Percuss
some places it spatters in others it pours
overloading local rivers till they cant take no more
homes left broken, soaked and destroyed
leaving some locals flat broke and unemployed

oh if ya car washed away? what would you say?
a house thats full of water, didn't need stuff anyway!
but all your things are gone, prize posessions lost
here we are praising rain but I think you've got enough

Shareef
but my side of the country barely even gets clouds,
no doubt about it's all out fires and drought
few months ago the neighbourhood nearly burnt down
seventy two houses, all razed to the ground

It's like burn or drown, burn or drown
an uneven climate, from the north to the south
burn or drown, burn or drown
it’s an uneven climate and it’s my home town
Track Name: Hacker Mentality
It's a story of kids and some older ones
rippin up the world just for fun
and exploration, of an academic kind
their findin all kinds of things and expanding their mind

it's the life of the hacker, an intellectual
on a quest for more knowledge, time gets perpetual
forgetting about the real world is how it's done
getting absorbed inside the mighty cybertron

just searchin all night and hackin away
tryin to find somethin you just can't find on ebay
it's all about the quest for knowledge and education
stand up and watch it's a new generation

you can never keep up in the land of the free
it's full of information overload, noise constantly
everyone has their place and they all have their say
some smart as fuck, others retarded like..


Hook x 2
(it's) a hacker mentality, proof first talk last
if it wasn't for them we'd be livin in the past

a hacker mentality not-about money and things
it's about the funny feeling you get when you're in full swing


Percuss
it's not just this century or tomorrow
where the hacker exists refusing to follow
the path of least resistance,
making up his own rules on existence, it's persistance don't resist it

that's the reason they get through
if you persist enough, you'll learn something new
so just look into the past for reference to
hackers that worked in the field you pursue

technology has evolved at a super pace
yet it's 2013, wheres my house in space?
or my rocket pack to fly to the shops my man?
how about we teleport go check out japan?

no none of this has happened... not yet
but the only reason it can is cos the hacker got wet
over an idea that he thought and knew he could implement
to work he went, and created a masterpiece

Hook
Track Name: Words (2013)
Percuss
Intelligently speaking words so deep and
keepin up on top, it's the sound of selekt few reapin
words that we sew, words we wrote for you
words created true, words are underated dude!

if you can't keep up, then let me slow it down
words are underated,
now hear these words, creep from lyrics created
with sounds understood as english when translated

these words are the norm, not better than yours
selected from a dictionary, the oxford of course
over a billion people that understand these words
all around the globe my language spoken and heard

british brought it to us while laying claim to world
taught it to the kids, the little boys and the girls
now some languages are gone, totally extinct
wonder how many words no longer exist?

Hook x 2
Words are underated
like so many things from the old times they're fadin away
fallin in to disarray
words are underated


Shareef
One six said it- read between the lines,
hip hops about content not just about the rhymes,
so choose a topic; give us your views on it
finding it hard? then maybe you should quit!

coz mc's wasting words' is absurd,
contents king when there's purpose to the words,
the facts and research make it interesting
like plain old paul asking where is the king,

words are under-rated so many under used,
the four letter kind always getting abused
surpass and progress put yourself to the test
interchange exchange and flow with finesse

possibilites are infinite vast and unlimited
vernacular stretched rhyming uninhibited
break from the usual so make it individual,
the words are yours, so keep moving em forwards

Hook x 2