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Motivated

by Kadesh Flow

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smugzug Desh is back at it with an appropriately named album. If you find yourself lacking motivation give this album a listen and realize even our talented artists have those same issues at times and perservere. Hold you head up higher after hearing this album and push yourself to get to your next goal.
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luigifan14 I feel fired up to do anything I set my mind to listening to that refrain! Favorite track: Succeed (feat. Andrew The Only).
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1.
Accolades 03:31
Think I'm strong now but look way back Tried to move. You people didn't play that I showed love anytime you'd need support But then you'd give me props to my face and laugh at me for sport I don't what to say when they're around me Try to be brave, but that confounds me I just feel afraid, and I'm down see You all got that praise early I received that doubt. These People act so fake to my face They be smiling Least I've got my Shotos who don't play They're about these Wins and no way Accolades never found me Til that one day that I saved everybody Everybody wasn't there to witness What I had to do to rescue victims You're too busy focusing on how flimsy my limbs get I don't need my name inside your mentions I just think it's funny how I get your recognition, now You're too busy trying to be traditional Acting like if I was not born with this All of my chances to be great have no existence I guess I've got to go and hurt for it Since you've got it easy you just consider the work boring Understand that this is mine I was destined from birth for it I just had to sweat and get my Hands up in the dirt for it You're too busy focused on What you think you deserve, you're in The way of the destined That doesn't mean that I just expect it That just means that until I have it There is no resting I'm so invested I will never stop Even once I've become the best This is my time This ain't just a dream Aye Listen, this is what I eat, sleep, and breathe Aye I'ma do it. Doesn't matter what you think Aye Anything is possible if you believe Aye I said, I said, I said This ain't just a dream Aye Listen, this is what I eat, sleep, and breathe Aye I'ma do it. Doesn't matter what you think Aye Anything is possible if you believe Aye I said, I said, I said This ain't just a dream Aye Listen, this is what I eat, sleep, and breathe Aye I'ma do it. Doesn't matter what you think Aye Anything is possible if you believe Aye This ain't just a dream Think I'm strong now but look way back Tried to move. You people didn't play that I showed love anytime you'd need support But then you'd give me props to my face and laugh at me for sport I don't what to say when they're around me Try to be brave, but that confounds me I just feel afraid, and I'm down see You all got that praise early I received that doubt. These People act so fake to my face They be smiling Least I've got my Shotos who don't play They're about these Wins and no way Accolades never found me Til that one day that I saved everybody
2.
They don’t want you to succeed, they say chill instead Test your talent then you’ve got them coming for your head Should be on your terms, how you make your bread Fear will keep you down in a failure’s bed They don’t want you to succeed, they say chill instead Test your talent then you’ve got them coming for your head Should be on your terms, how you make your bread Always swore that I’d be great. I’ll do what I said I subscribe to my own methods Grew up dodging hoteping Plus fearmongers saying don’t step in The direction that could leave me broke after I fall But falling’s normal That’s how you walk after toe stepping Once you had to crawl. Then growth lets you Start standing tall and you can go get what You want I’m sick of waiting for changes That’s why I’m putting out bangers Don’t need your cosign or praises Ronin methods I do what I want how I want it set and Come hell or high water it finds a way to Come to to me just the way I saw it True to myself no soul selling or barters Cemeteries full of creative martyrs Who took what they had to the grave Constantly running away I never learned how to save Now that is biting me When I’m denying me Know that I’m changing my ways Used to just live for the moment Now I am simply here roaming Feel like I don’t have a place Never belonged No code, but my skills I’m honing While people learn of my name Yeah Look at the way that I move Yeah Like I’ve got nothing to lose Yeah Sacrifice everything Emotions heavy but Now I have so much to prove Yeah What do you think you would do Yeah Once you discovered the truth Yeah That you had to absorb some risk to fulfill Yourself and what you see is no ruse Yeah They don’t want you to succeed, they say chill instead Test your talent then you’ve got them coming for your head Should be on your terms, how you make your bread Fear will keep you down in a failure’s bed They don’t want you to succeed, they say chill instead Test your talent then you’ve got them coming for your head Should be on your terms, how you make your bread I always swore that I’d be great. I’ll do what I said Yeah Yeah I put too much into the last effort To lay down if it goes bad, never I’m too stubborn I’m too reckless I lose hardly My moves, check them I used to stall if My views wrecked me Their’s never mattered Too useless, see I ignore that chatter I’m cool, collected When I say I will get it this time It’s dangerous setting my mind Because it happens Just as sure as this Overweight nerd is rapping Though my funds are lacking And I’m rocking bags under My eyes because I’m losing sleep I catch I big W they come like sheep Patting my back. Want to go and get drinks But when I need help, no it’s never a peep (It’s never a peep) I don’t let it phase me Used to the pain and the mazes I have to solve and be patient Look I just work. Pound the pavement Consistency has its wages Everyone I know of who has found greatness Didn’t get to it cause of brilliance They only found real fulfillment Cause they never stopped (beat drops) Do you carry that resilience Don’t give up Cause that is part of the process Yeah Taking way more wins than losses Yeah Tough but I’m never better Honest repping Is better than shafting my conscience Yeah Grabbing some game from the bosses Yeah Climbing this ladder is costly Yeah I’m terrified constantly Mistakes accosting me But I will get it I promise Yeah ----------- They don’t want you to succeed, they say chill instead Test your talent then you’ve got them coming for your head Should be on your terms, how you make your bread Fear will keep you down in a failure’s bed They don’t want you to succeed, they say chill instead Test your talent then you’ve got them coming for your head Should be on your terms, how you make your bread I always swore that I’d be great. I’ll do what I said
3.
Got my eye the prize how could I not believe Listen y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Feeling like I've got the strength of Hercules Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed I look at folks who doubted me like "this must hurt for you" They take credit for being around. They're not deserving to Folks you're doper than lift up those worse than you Then they gas you up when your fruits of labor emerge, it's true I've been proving doubters wrong since my student stumbles though They swear I'll succeed long as my ambition makes them comfortable I was in the lab while you were popping bottles College stages dodging coeds who resembled models Cuffing season I'm holed up in the apartment Obsessing over the art though Hit the city to network They expecting me to unsheathe my sword like I'm Leonardo You could take advantage if you didn't try so hard though In case that went over head like you're Phil Leotardo You wish for it while I go pursue it pronto You could claim that ignorance is bliss like it's your motto But that logic has more holes than Alonzo's Monte Carlo Got my I eye the prize how could I not believe Listen y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Feeling like I've got the strength of Hercules Listen y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed What I have is not enough for me Super nerd in school but my gutter cousins took up for me Said don't move what we be moving hit the books andJust succeed Told them I would get it. Push ahead long as I live and breathe We'd be in the lunch room playing spades Classes for the day Then they'd be out pushing weight This is what y'all glorify but they tried to escape Covered me because they knew that I would get the grades Coming out of Bucktown Parties with these rich kids back home they told me My full ride came cuz of my pigment Wasn't trying to hear that When my scores could pin their ears back Black boy in the T-Town mayor's office calling shots Fear that? While you're sitting on your haunches Taking sho nuff shots at anybody who is launching I am Leroy with my teeth boy. Spit that back and taunt ya Wins got me feeling like I'm Thanos with that Gauntlet Look I've got my eye the prize how could I not believe Listen y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Feeling like I've got the strength of Hercules Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed You know my mantra Grind like ganja Get away with murder when your Rhimes like Shonda So good should be a freaking crime like Contra I just came to take what’s mine like “danke” One time offer Unsigned unsponsored Sunshined in concert A monster Little Eddie Munster Behind you might chomp you Sound bite molly whop you Sasquatch stomp you Touchy subject haunt you Headless head honcho Atta boy catapult Hit me up, I’ll launch you Atta boy catapult Hit me up, I’ll launch you (You don’t know what it takes to me Takes to me Takes to me) Eye the prize how could I not believe Listen y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Feeling like I've got the strength of Hercules Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed Y'all ain't never seen me try and not succeed
4.
Crossroads. All I see are traffic signals Kinda feel like I am Lost bro Struggling to look at big picture I'm in conversations That could change my whole life Pops keeps telling me Make sure I remain the old I Great advice If my doubt Can be tamed. I'm Hating life and praising God at the same time Chasing Crazy hobbies Really who can stop me My dream is my job, see I know people watching I'm not talking fans in shows I mean high artist R peeps They view me in silence like a blind carbon copy Homies tip me off Like do you know who that was I dismiss it all, family I'm just tryna to build a buzz Yeah yeah And that seems to be working out They keep losing cause they pursue clout I'm just sticking to my guns Shows on the road's Only time you see me on the run Yeah yeah I heard I should ignore the doubt Ignore the doubt Issues I just sort them out Staying focused I'm just sticking to my guns Shows on the road's Only time you see me on the run Yeah yeah They didn’t get me I was geeky I was black I was always in the front They were sneaking to the back In my classes I was pumped Their assignment work was whack But my dopeness packed a punch Like a Kaioken attack Yeah They said I was gifted When I was first learning to read and write Now you’re getting lifted while you listen to me eat these beats alive Stress levels high cause I’m grinding but they’ll drop soon I remember writing raps on the way to visit top schools Yeah Smart kid shaming is that old news Now I play the parties that they go to And that’s after the schools that they wanted Courted me and gave me offers While they snuck out to get blunted Look Every now and then I get down on myself Don’t know how to live When my job is myself But then I remember That I’m building what I want It’s my best life now Look at me I’m coming up Yeah yeah And that seems to be working out They keep losing cause they pursue clout I'm just sticking to my guns Shows on the road's Only time you see me on the run Yeah yeah I heard I should ignore the doubt Issues I just sort them out Staying focused I'm just sticking to my guns Shows on the road's Only time you see me on the run Yeah yeah
5.
I’m becoming greater, not just a little Darts between my fingers, aiming for the middle You don’t understand This is just who am Running like a wanted man Like a wanted man I am relentless You don’t understand This is just who I am I ain’t got the time to be giving up I ain’t got the time to be playing games All that’s on my mind is to live it up I would rather die than remain the same I said I ain’t got the time to be giving up I ain’t got the time to be playing games All that’s on my mind is to live it up I would rather die than remain the same I’m People watching, but I’m really in the zone Writing bars and booking shows You just think I’m looking throwed Hella homies but you’ll usually catch me out alone Email batching from my phone Knock some back and then I’m home Just the pressure since I made this my profession Still a few bills that I’m evading. I’ll confess it Plus my lady is concerned I’m being too obsessive I’d rather lose sleep that wake up later with regrets that I didn’t give it my all You just be trying to ball But what’s the point of comfort if passion isn’t involved? If you don’t wipe your forehead exasperated with all The times you try to move forward but crash into a brick wall But then you find the door. What you’re after’s within your palms The latch, you’re ripping it off You’re happening as a storm You hit your vision dilemma cause that’s your mission to solve You have to get it. It’s yours Sauce Riding through the city really on the road Since honor roll And popping wheelies at the corner store I'm in my lane 150 to a pot of gold A different wave Like "Aloha" "Adios" Next city, next state New fest date With a new check Sound check might check stage Celebrate Every time I elevate Be out of town. We be "trippin" like Ella Mai See I'm from Wyandotte. It's hard to make it out of there The whole metro runs the murder rate up every year So like a hustler when the feds run a case on 'em I can't quit. I'm way too deep in this game, homie Remaining the same? Might as well blast my brain I'm made for it, you can tell when I spaz on stage It's Nascar how I gas on tracks in my lane We came far and can't stop, it's Castrol Octane
6.
Close 03:51
I thought I’d have it all together By the time I reached this specific moment I’d be lying through my teeth if I didn’t own it And express that there’s no satisfaction. I just have to work bank account hasn’t caught the accolades and it hurts I could use some cash flow to save the day Used to be promoters tried to hit me for the pay to play Now they speak of me like I might be one of the city’s greats Folks around the nation talk about me like I’m finna break Rap chat’s often Giant like my dad’s Coughlin This kind of growth isn’t something that you back off of Coming from a land where not a lot of blacks prosper Complexion make you drive with wallet on the dash obvious Life is in danger if you don’t have your tags proper Or if you hit the wrong hood and it’s past darkness I was raised to be prepared to swing like Math Hoffa So I swing for the fences. Don’t be pitching at Hosmer I always thought that violent ends were absurd But my words Got me in your favorite city it’s superb But my family deserves More from me as I’m flowing Yet I’m barely home, my kid brother barely knows me Mom laughs on the phone but I can tell she’s lonely Is this the grind’s toll, or is my perception phony? Was gonna hit the fam, but I had to book another show That’s the way it stands for you to watch the brother grow Y’all think I’m blessed up I’m just feeling pressure When your favorite indie rapper swears that I’m next up And Your favorite nerdy rapper hyped all my sets up Always get respect around my town because my rep’s tough But behind on bills they’re steady eating all my checks up But I can see progression On these flights I didn’t pay for Gigs starting to pay more Peep the flyer now my name’s bigger on the paper Love is in the labor You say I’m being brave but While I’m glad to get respect Some of you swear you sold your soul for a steady check Yet I’ve Been looking for my soul. I could swear it left Burned it out as I strove to chase this thing doggedly Atlas says my place is about to be where it ought to be Light run ins with majors I’m afraid they’ll be accosting me You trying to imitate the trap, but they watch the geeks They want to infiltrate Think that’ll get them paid At these conventions with a couple thousand in the place Making sounds that get them crazed I don’t know how to give them blame When girls cosplaying Tifa and Danaerys Dropped some bills on me for merch while I was signing things for Aeris I’m trying to keep it short because she’s got a line behind her My Lady’s somewhere in the arcade. I need to find her Phone’s on the table showing email reminders That this Shirt and CD money’s going to feed my loan providers So I cringe over the sight of The perception that I’m rolling cake Back in my city see these rappers stuck in older ways Don’t mention my name in those best of KCMO debates Then in private ask me how I get to play the shows I play Difference is I’m only so concerned with local ways Respect the town and move around. That’s the only way for Rhyme tacticians If Mind’s ambitious Solomon said the people perish when they lack vision I took that to heart like cardiac tissue Now I’m paid to play and travel off raps written They gate-kept their spaces but I still thrash in them Dominated what they built to pat their backs didn’t I? phone Lights flashing Homie I’m laughing They used to ignore me. Now they’re on me like Magic That’s both elder wand after he that owns crashes And 32 jersey with purple and gold graphics When he’s all over the post Now I’m all over they’re posts “I knew him when he started,” they just fall over to boast I’m thankful for it all. It’s taking lots longer than most I just thought I’d be here sooner Now I’m close

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A collection of tracks that I made to motivate myself. Hopefully they get you fired up as well.

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released January 31, 2020

Executive Produced by Kadesh Flow
Mixed by Kadesh Flow
Mastered by Bill Beats

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Kadesh Flow Kansas City, Missouri

"A propulsive emcee, a bold songwriter, a skilled trombonist, an auspicious producer and an enterprising artist" - 90.9 The Bridge

Rapper with an MBA, a trombone Super Saiyan, and a Billboard Charting recording/ performing artist.
Tromboned on tracks with hip hop stars like Jidenna and underground stalwarts like Strange Music's Ubiquitous and JL.
Opened for Janelle Monae, Tech N9ne, Rakim, etc.
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