Silence Fiction

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1.
03:38
Collective Intro [Lorrie Guess] silence the fiction [Sample] our only hope of survival is uniting all the worlds against The Beast Verse 1 [Pierce] born into a nation based on exploitation rape and confusion with a fake education you can't escape the illusion that's why we make revolutionary immunity music so youth can kill this nervous system from within like lupus you cannot mute us nor can you ever recruit us with dialogue I'm throwing dialogue at you Kupa street fighting you like Guile I sonic boom with the crew cuts I am Lionel meets Lion-O The Beast is the future hoooooooooo Chorus 1 [Pierce] The Beast is in the building effecting the civilians connected to the millions protecting all the children we are The Beast that means the streets is in the building that peace is in the building ain't no police is in the building but get up out your seat and put your hands up to the ceiling Verse 2 [Pierce] born in the belly of The Beast in the uterus of the U.S. where the constitution excluded us cops shoot at us like George Lucas storm troopers and The Beast is born afflicted like crack addicted quadruplets (they) rep the crucifix but they more deceptive than Judas gratuitous exposure to media they confuse us reduce us to obedient consumers but natural defense is in the mucus so let me spit my music The Beast Chorus 2 [Pierce] The Beast is in the building effecting all the children connecting the civilians respected and healing we are The Beast that means the streets is in the building that peace is in the building ain't no police is in the building but get up out your seat and put your hands up to the ceiling Verse 3 [Pierce] spent a lifetime contradicted and neglected standardized testing done replaced all my electives arts education was aborted by the corporate contraceptive so now we got to fight to resurrect it how much time in money in the youth have you invested more money on prisons than on schools for the neglected it's time for our community to be more introspective the only future is the one that nurtures the collective the collective Bridge [Pierce] come on everybody just bounce bounce come on come on come on come on Chorus 3 [Pierce] I said The Beast is in the building effecting the civilians connected to the millions protecting all the children I said The Beast is in the building I said The Beast is in the building that means the streets is in the building that peace is in the building ain't no police is in the building but get up out your seat and put your hands up to the ceiling
2.
03:40
Get Gone Verse 1 [Pierce] let's go don't think don't contemplate don't meditate don't blink don't eat we can do that on they way to the airport we can make it if we leave in like 15 so go get clean and I'll get cream and we'll sim sim salabim on a hajj like Hadji fresh when I take you on a quest like Jonny girl wheres your passport we should hit the asphalt snuck your vaccinations from behind the desk at glaxo pack your bags and let's go let's move don't nobody gotta know pack up your clothes in a duffel bag grab what you gotta grab step on gas and get ghost come on Chorus 1 [Pierce] throw your clothes in that bag girl we ain't left in so long you don't have to look back girl come on we should get gone come on we should get gone we can hit the gravel baby and we can travel where the where the beach is off the deck sun don't never set I'm saying Verse 2 [Pierce] do you wanna get get gone put exxon in the whip get lost quick get all the equipment packed in the back seat cab of my black jeep far from your stat sheet job let's can get bronze on the beach in Ghana let's learn all the techniques of kama sutra in Shri Lanka or Brazil like Blanka I can be your Captain Kirk or Pickard if you prefer we can boldly go expleer where no one has gone before or got my harris teeter baggie full of treatment from the earth in Johannesburg prescriptions for all my medicinal herbs say word Chorus 2 [Pierce] throw your clothes in that bag girl we ain't left in so long you don't have to look back girl come on we should get gone come on we should get gone we can hit the gravel baby and we can travel where the where the beach is off the deck sun don't never set I'm saying throw your clothes in that bag girl we ain't left in so long you don't have to look back girl come on we should get gone come on we should get gone we can hit the gravel baby and we can travel where the where the beach is off the deck sun don't never set I'm saying Bridge [Pierce] we can do whatever you choose and we can go wherever you want to go baby we can fly wherever you desire and we can go wherever you want to go baby Verse 3 [Pierce] 30,000 feet above the sea level we settle in the sky just the two of us mile high flyer than a G5 I'll make it feel like you did a split on a cumulous make it rain like a hurricane all up in your brain when you scream like a thunder clap everyone can hear the same when say my name Barcelona Spain Paraguay all the way to Niger baby I can be your hero spending all my Euro we can got to Greece you take a bite out of my gyro so pack your bags and let's go you don't gotta sit around here no more stuff all your clothes in this duffle bag grab what you gotta grab you know the rest girl come on Chorus 3 [Pierce] throw your clothes in that bag girl we ain't left in so long you don't have to think twice girl come on we should get gone come on we should get gone we can hit the gravel baby and we can travel where the where the beach is off the deck sun don't never set I'm saying throw your clothes in that bag girl we ain't left in so long you don't have to think twice baby come on we should get gone come on we should get gone we can hit the gravel baby and we can travel where the where the beach is off the deck sun don't never set I'm saying Outro [Pierce] and we don't gotta come back we don't ever gotta come back we don't ever gotta come back we don't gotta come back we don't ever gotta come back baby so come on we should get gone come on we should get gone yeah come on we should get gone baby
3.
04:56
More to Me Intro [Willie Bradshaw] I was born and raised in Durham basically I'm a Durham boy [Pierce] we go hard Beast listen Verse 1 [Pierce] I said there's so much more to me yes I'm an emcee and yea my momma is a Grammy nominee yerp I can freestyle off the top of the dome methodically and yes I follow Greek mythology the Apollo creed (or, Apollo Creed) the God of music my philosophy is honestly to rap like I'm possessed as if I followed an apostrophe and I believe in The Beast like the Apostle's Creed but underneath music is just a part of me Chorus 1 [Pierce] would you see a Durham boy no siree a Hip-Hop rep North Cak boy no siree you see there's so much more to me you see there's so much more to me Verse 2 [Pierce] there's so much more to me than what you know from what you see looking just at the surface I am a tree and the roots run deep as the ocean you are making decisions based on division only looking at the quotient the rest of the equation is amazing Bull City born and raised around the way from 30,000 acres of plantation where black bodies were appraised and from the ashes Durham's Hayti community was raised Chorus 2 [Pierce] would you see a Durham boy no siree from Durham you're a young drug dealing dope boy is that what you think you see there's so much more to me you see there's so much more to me Bridge 1 [Pierce] come on take it to a to another level take it to another level take it to another level Verse 3 [Pierce] look at me what do you see is it a criminal first gut reaction I'm talking bout subliminal maybe you would look at me and see that I'm a Syracuse graduate but even that don't let you know my attributes graduated from they schools listen to Dead Prez educate me to they rules now I can break loose psychological chains of slavery take they degree and suffocate em with they noose Chorus 3 [Pierce] would you see a Durham boy no siree a what he got he's earned boy no siree you see there's so much more to me yes and you'll see there's so much more to Beast there's so much more to we Bridge [Pierce] here we are again come on and let's take em to another level I said take em to another level silence the fiction and take em to another level yall come on come on and just take em to another level take em to another level come on take em to another level take em to another level yeah come on and take em to another level just take em to another level just take em to another level take em to another level come on break your neck right now it's like one more time yo it's like yeah come on
4.
05:27
Translation Verse 1 [Pierce] it was love at first sight walked into the after party seen shorty she was just my type I offered her a drink she said no i don't like bud light but guess what we could let the bud light later that night went bojangles yea can I get a 4 piece season fries iced tea sweet and low she and I getting low licking fried chicken bone best pick and roll since Goku Piccolo I'm trying to tell you she was a real dime shorty gave me goosebumps like RL Stine so I got too close like RL that's when she introduced me to Raphael Saadiq in the back seat blasting The Beast in the back speak five deep ran up in the club like a track meet it was salsa night matter fact this music isn't even right I remember it was more like yeah like that let me get my boys up in here yo guaranteed to sweep you off your feet Orquesta Gardel and The Beast so I told Saddiq you take the one on the right I'll take the left and we danced all night till we was outta huuf huuf yeah she had me wrapped around her finger this the type of girl I could hold down like a anchor ran up on shorty like a military flanker brick house body she remind me of Topanga so fine got me questioning might this love at first sight be the love of my life and that's why Chorus 1 [Pierce] you and me girl nobody cares the places we go that's why I told my shorty quiero hacer amor contigo I want to make love with you you and me girl nobody cares the places we go that's why I told my baby quiero hacer amor contigo I want to make love with you Verse 2 [Pierce] cash rules everything around senorita she was half black the other half latina so I told Saddiq it was a pleasure to meet him check please who got the keys to my beamer we were ready to go take it back to the crib home alone or maybe it was Black Snake Moan make it back buster night wax off wax on all night we kick it like Ralph Maccio so we limped out the club like Plaxico jumped into the whip peeled off like pistacio trying to haul ass got gas at Texaco almost crashed on the way home driving so fast it was 3 o'clock on my casio we was in the car getting hot like casserole about to ignite the question is might this love at first sight be the love of my life and that's why Chorus 2 [Pierce] you and me girl nobody cares the places we go that's why I told my baby quiero hacer amor contigo you and me girl girl we should flee to Pureto Rico nobody cares the places we go that's why I told my shorty quiero hacer amor contigo Bridge [Nelson Delgado] aqui es la bestia con Gardel si Freelon [Pierce] allow me to introduce Nelson Delgado [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero [Pierce] Orquesta Gardel is in the building come here baby girl [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero [Pierce] yeah yo quiero I want you I need you [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero hacer [Pierce] come on and move your body now [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero hacer [Pierce] come on, I know you like it like [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero hacer amor contigo [Pierce] come and dance with me baby girl [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero hacer amor contigo [Pierce] Orquesta Gardel [Nelson Delgado] yo quiero hacer yo quiero hacer yo quiero hacer yo quiero hacer amor contigo amor contigo amor contigo amor contigo Chorus 3 [Pierce] You and me girl girl we should flee to Pureto Rico boricua morena quiero hacer amor contigo you and me girl, listen to me nobody cares where you and me go that's why I told my baby quiero hacer amor contigo Outro [Pierce] quiero hacer amor contigo boricua morena boricua morena quiero hacer amor contigo translation I want to make love to you baby I want to make love to you baby quiero hacer amor contigo
5.
04:09
Four Seasons Verse 1 [Pierce] a breath of fresh air is not to be taken for granted life on this planet's been granted by specific circumstances so we can't afford to take chances when ignorance is rampant like igneous is granite and damage is permanent so think about the chances if we mis-manage the only planet that we've been handed we still have the advantage with knowledge we can plan it so that we can replenish instead of vanish off the face of the earth like a mother with her child at birth we need to nurture so that we can cure her give her support because her temperature is rising like a fever and F.E.M.A. could not relieve her of her disease in New Orleans she couldn't breathe so she Drew Brees* by sneezing up Katrina and bless her cause hurricane season is so depressing we need to spread our love throughout the globe before our one and only momma go and catch a cold *Drew Brees (an NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints) is interchangeable with the phrase, "drew breeze" Chorus 1 [Pierce] this is the four seasons the four seasons yeah the four seasons naturally we're going to start with the first season Verse 2 "Spring" [Pierce] one is for the Spring the beginning of the cycle genesis like in the bible life will rotate like a bike wheel like a revival that's vital for our survival other seasons follow spring like a disciple think about it a spring is all about compression put pressure on a spring when you release it bounces back in that direction it is a time of resurrection we move into the summer we are losing her protection Chorus 2 [Pierce] this is the four seasons the four seasons the four the four seasons if one is for the for the Spring next up we got the next thing Verse 3 "Summer" [Pierce] two is for the Summer wealthy men have made the blunder of exploiting her body and now she's burning from the plunder with green house gas amassing it's like she needs a gastric bypass climactic back flip cause if the summer does evaporate the atlas the government would have to evacuate the masses summertime will be over once and for all as we move into perpetual Fall as we fall into perpetual Fall come on Bridge 1 [Pierce] when the leaves start falling down and the trees start turning gold this is Autumn's calling sound as beautiful as she is cold Verse 4 "Fall" [Pierce] but we not gon fall like leaves from a tree we gon rise up like the water vaporizing from the sea the only other option is to freeze turn your short sleeves into fleece and eventually cease we can either be the sheep or be self determining we can think and react or shrink and collapse these the facts the ice we're standing on is getting thinner we can't help it if we fall into the Winter Chorus 3 [Pierce] this is the four seasons the four the four the four seasons I said one is for the Spring two is for the Summer we will surely fall by Winter if we don't recover Verse 5 "Winter" [Pierce] comprehend the consequences if we compromise these continents will turn into our coffins and sarcophaguses our metropolis will perish like the populous of Krypton we'll be synonymous with the Triceratopses forget the politics we're fighting for survival the revival of our mother from the depths of our arrival as if we needed more reasons listen to The Beast we are four see sons Pierce Eric Steve Pete we are four see sons Bridge 2 [Pierce] when the leaves start falling down and the trees start turning gold this is Autumn's calling sound as beautiful as she is cold and she is cold Outro [Pierce] yeah the four seasons it's like this yall one is for the Spring two is for the Summer we will surely fall by Winter if we don't recover
6.
05:05
Freedom Intro [Pierce] (crowd cheers) *alright this next song is called freedom and I want yall to do some call and response with me listen listen listen we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air and say it freedom alright try it again let's hear yo we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air and say it freedom alright almost on time come on come on come on we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air and say it freedom we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air and say it freedom *sampled from a live performance at the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance Chorus 1 [Pierce] yeah freedom yeah yeah freedom The Beast listen to me Verse 1 [Pierce] they call Baltimore Bodymore Philadelphia Killadelphia so what the fuck we dying for Bull City to Singapore why I'm singing more songs about freeing more individuals yall smoking them trees but I'm sycamore it's all wood in the hood cause we filling more caskets and body bags this is drastic prisons are filling fast the sons are left bastards we need freedom if you believe it say it with me we need freedom if you love it say it with me we need freedom if you need it say it with me we need freedom yall say it Chorus 2 [Pierce] freedom yes yes freedom put your fists up say it with me now freedom we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air and say it freedom we don't got time to spare so put your fist in the air yo come on Verse 2 [Pierce] we want freedom for political prisoners they lock away our visionaries and replace their names with integers but we will never forget Assata Shakur Mumia Jamal FREE EM ALL we want freedom of citizenship on some militant shit freedom for the immigrants it's a American arrogance mixed with ignorance hate heritage from the Arabs to the gay marriages we need freedom if you believe it say it with me we need freedom if you need it if you love it if you gotta have it if you can't live without it then say it Chorus 3 [Pierce] freedom yeah yeah freedom yeah yeah freedom we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air and say it freedom  yeah we don't got time to spare Eric talk to em Solo [Pierce] talk to em Eric yeah Bridge [Pierce] we want that Harriet Tubman to Nat Turner we want that MLK to Marvin Gaye we want that Billie Holiday lady day east coast to California say we want that Harriet Tubman Nat Turner that MLK that Marvin Gaye we want that  Billie Holiday lady day east coast to California say freedom is necessary freedom is necessary freedom is necessary if you really want to know let me tell you how by any means necessary by any means necessary by any means necessary by any means necessary freedom I said freedom is necessary by any means necessary come on come on if you feel me then just say it Chorus 4 [Pierce] freedom yeah come on come on freedom if you need it if you love it gotta have it just say it yeah come on come on we don't got time to spare so everybody put your fist in the air
7.
04:54
Professor X Intro [Pierce] we are The Beast silence fiction stop lying come on come on Sophie Black on the track North Cack follow me follow me follow me Verse 1 [Pierce] Africa America back to Caribbean you Black wherever you at feeling me on the track WE NEED people ready to feed the mass ready to teach the class ready to beat some ass FREEDOM if you want it let me hear it if you feel it let me near it if you make it let me wear it if you got it let me share it WE THE BEAST helping you see through the fog phenomenal product of music and God talk to em Bridge 1* [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] East Africa [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] West Africa [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] North South Africa to the diaspora [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] ALL MY PEOPLE STAND UP we got to give the ancestors what they asking for Chorus 1 [Pierce] baby girl you are a shining star to me [Sophie Black] I will follow you to freedom like astronomy [Pierce] and when the world gets dark your light is all I see [Sophie Black] I have followed you now you can follow me [Pierce] baby and I will follow you honor you every single molecule [Sophie Black] you are so phenomenal you came into my life and you provided what I need [Pierce] and all you needed was a taste to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast and now [Sophie Black] I have followed you now you can follow me Verse 2 [Pierce] this underground hip hop not backpacks railroads we train yall on the tracks MOVE let the stars be your map like astronomy follow me to equality GET FREE these are modern day spirituals coded in the lyrical see what type of message you can find cause if you really want to get free before you to liberate the physical FIRST YOU GOTTA LIBERATE YOUR MIND come on Bridge 2* [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] North America [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] South America [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] from the Caribbean to the diaspora [Elvis] mezami cheri ou belle a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle [Pierce] ALL MY PEOPLE STAND UP we got to give the ancestors what they asking for Chorus 2 [Pierce] baby girl you are a shining star to me [Sophie Black] follow you to freedom like astronomy [Pierce] and when the world gets dark your light is all I see [Sophie Black] I have followed you now you can follow me [Pierce] and I will follow you I will follow you honor you every single molecule [Sophie Black] you are so phenomenal [Pierce] you too baby [Sophie Black] you came into my life and you provided what I need [Pierce] and all you needed was a taste to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast and now [Sophie Black] I have followed you now you can follow me [Pierce] follow me follow me follow me Refrain 1 [Pierce] all that we can do is stand tall where we go when we don't have an option to fall because failure is not an option at all what do we do when we don't have an option to fall Verse 3 [Pierce] we do what we got to do cause we don't have the option to do nothing no person can do everything but everyone do something you're fronting if you say that you have nothing to contribute because everyone's been blessed with something precious to distribute when I was a student my education was diluted Professor X was my revolution I was a mutant respect my inspiration he was flyer than a flacon yes my Professor X his name was Malcolm Refrain 2 [Pierce] all that we can do is stand tall what do we do when we don't have an option to fall because failure is not an option at all so we got to stand tall we not gon fall Chorus 2 [Pierce] baby girl you are a shining star to me [Sophie Black] I will follow you to freedom like astronomy [Pierce] I know you will baby I know you will baby and when the world gets dark your light is all I see all I see [Sophie Black] I have followed you now you can follow me [Pierce] and I will follow you anywhere you want to go I will follow you honor you every single molecule [Sophie Black] you are so phenomenal [Pierce] you too girl [Sophie Black] you came into my life and you provided what I need [Pierce] the game changer and all you needed was a taste to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast [Sophie Black] don't you know you are a shining star to me *Bridges 1 and 2 are spoken in Haitian Creole translation: oh my my love you are so beautiful what a beautiful oh what a beautiful lady you are
8.
Where is the Light Verse 1 [Pierce] be the change that you want to see these are the words of Obama Gandhi Dr. King these are words of prophecy you should take heed to their philosophy people died for your right to be so you are obliged to ignite the streets go to school get you a degree and live righteously in high school I got lots of Ds they didn't teach me 'bout isosceles they didn't teach me 'bout Sophocles or philosophy they only taught me I would not succeed so I taught myself how to rock the beats school of hard knocks at least I got the streets I got the weed we could spark the leaf where is the light it's kind of got me asking where is the light Verse 2 [Pierce] the light the light the light the light the light is like keep your mind right be the optimist and plant seeds like a botanist give your dreams all the oxygen they need and the tree will bear the fruit of your accomplishments surround yourself with an accomplice that will keep you fresh like a box a mints stay positive success will be the consequence how can I be optimistic when I'm facing extradition listen we both have our convictions but yours are your opinions mine are served in prison I do what I need to do without repentance I am locked inside a room without an entrance and the darkness has ascended where is the light I'm asking where is the light tell me where is the light tell me where is the light somebody tell me where is the light Refrain [Pierce] spent my life in the shadows so I travel with my eyes closed that way when the night comes I know that I can make it through till twilight dawns and those dark dark dark days are replaced with the bright ones but still I need to know Verse 3 [Pierce] they try to tell me come into the light like the poltergeist but this world can be colder than ice and this life is a throw of the dice I mean my life could be over tonight they ask me why you refusing the light you could be losing your life how do you move in the night why ain't you using your sight tell me where is the light Outro [Pierce] somebody tell me where is the light where is the light somebody tell me where is the light I can't see I can't see it's the fiction I can't see through it the darkness is consuming tell me tell me where is the light tell me tell me where is the light there's no shades of grey there's only black and white so tell me tell me tell me where is the light tell me where is the light tell me where is the light tell me where is the light
9.
Interfaith Dialogue Verse 1 [Pierce] listen now I'm a tell you bout my spirituality just sit so you can listen bout this miracle that happened to me I seen God in my sleep she was a strong black woman brown locks dropped down to her feet she said it's not about the Christians or the Muslims or the Jews or anybody except you you dig from the east Zhuangzi Confucius was my people and Hinduism Siddhartha I like to speak to In every culture I swear the Devil like a vulture instead of speaking to me he got yall worshiping a sculpture or scripture that helps you get a picture of my plan but most of them was written by a man maybe now you understand the many contradictions my children who use religion to create division is really trippin give unconditional love without provision you need to listen to your momma wisdom  but first you gotta listen Chorus 1 [Trice] you gotta feel it in your soul you gotta feel it in your soul now you gotta feel it in your soul [Pierce] where you gotta feel it talk to em now [Trice] and if you feel it in your soul you let your body loose control now you gotta feel it in your soul you gotta feel it in your soul [Pierce] talk to em now we need an interfaith dialogue an interfaith dialogue come on Verse 2 [Pierce] back to my dream about this African queen she took me to places I could never describe she had eyes like fire my only desire was to fall at her feet and expire but she required me to see so I could be experience what free feels like so i could breathe and speak to your beliefs she said they used to call me Ra now they call me Allah Rastafari they call me Selassie I or Jah some call me Christ or maybe the Most High I been Jehovah Yahweh Messiah The Light to the Yoruba I manifest through the Orishas they speak through ancestors when they want to reach us but listen i got an alias depending on your various culture community language or other area so stop comparing us and try uniting if God is everything then love God and stop fighting Chorus 2 [Trice] you gotta feel it in your soul [Pierce] talk to em now [Trice] you gotta feel it in your soul you gotta feel it in your soul now and if you feel it in your soul you got to let your body loose control you gotta feel it in your soul you gotta feel it in your soul [Pierce] you got to feel it in your you got to feel it in your soul Bridge 1 [Pierce] we need an interfaith dialogue [Trice] we need an interfaith dialogue [Pierce] we need an interfaith so just throw your hands up high one time come on come on [Trice] throw your hands up high [Pierce] we need an interfaith dialogue we need an interfaith so just throw your hands up high right now come on Verse 3 [Pierce] now we done started on a whole new groove you know how we do it on the impromptu this is the reincarnation nirvana heaven seven everything benevolent relevant so put your hands up to the heavens wave them from side to side and just fly like an angel in the choir fly like an angel in the choir fly like an angel in the choir put your hands up wave them from side to side and just fly like an angel in the choir you don't gotta die to be down the the Most High you just gotta fly like an angel in the choir put your hands up wave them from side to side and just fly like an angel in the choir fly like an angel in the choir fly like an angel in the choir fly like an angel fly Bridge 2 [Trice] like the angels in the choir just fly [Pierce] yeah we need an interfaith dialogue [Trice] like the angels in the choir just fly [Pierce] if you feel me say it we need an interfaith dialogue [Trice] we want you to fly fly fly [Pierce] yes yes yes we need an interfaith dialogue yes come on get my Christians with my Buddhists with my Muslims with my Atheists with my Scientologists with my with my Zooligists yeah we need an interfaith dialogue yeah now go on take em to church preach ow talk to em now come on woo woo I got the spirit can you feel it come on come on come on Outro [Pierce] yeah we need an interfaith dialogue if you feel it in your soul put your hands up to the sky right now we need a we need a we need a interfaith dialogue come on come on we need an interfaith dialogue [Trice] interfaith dialogue let's have a conversation [Pierce] yall just heard the sermon this the cookout right here get your cornbread get your fried fish get your kool aid hate to break out the stereotypes but that's how we get down after church in North Carolina baby you don't know you better ask somebody [Trice] angels in the choir

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Progressive Hip-Hop quartet, The Beast presents selections from their self-produced debut release, "Silence Fiction".

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released October 16, 2009

All music written by Pierce Freelon, Eric Hirsh, Peter Kimosh, and Stephen Coffman (BMI). All lyrics written by Pierce Freelon (BMI). All rights reserved.

The Beast is:
Pierce Freelon, emcee
Eric Hirsh, keyboards
Stephen Coffman, drums
Pete Kimosh, bass

Additional musicians:
Alberto Carasquillo, trumpet
Al Strong, trumpet
Andy Kleindienst, trumpet & vocals
Tim Smith, saxophones, flute
Bluford Thompson, saxophones
Chris Boerner, guitar
Summer Tyler, violin
Drew Anagnost, cello
Brevan Hampden, percussion
Nelson Delgado, vocals
Jamie Roman, vocals
Sophie Blak, vocals
Elvis Francois, vocals

Tracked by Chris Boerner at Sound Pure Studios and Ian Schreier at Osceola Studios.
Overdubs recorded by Pete Kimosh at Steady State Studios.
Mixed by Ian Schreier at Osceola Studios.
Mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen.

Cover art: Gabriel Eng-Goetz, porkfriedart.com
Cover design: Brendan Ward, james-james.com

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Now in its tenth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire. ... more

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