Loveolution

by Dame Drummer

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When I heard "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"album I knew that someday I would attempt to emulate that record. In no way am I saying that this is a comparison to that record but simply saying that is was the inspiration. The current state of the black community in the United States though, was probably more of an inspiration. I am a part of that community. I embrace and Love my community. I embrace our struggle and wish to do nothing but create art that edifies my community. Loveolution is idea that Love is divine and for us to really have a revolution, Love is the ONLY solution. Imagine a world where everyone valued kindness, service and charity . Christ was quoted saying "You will know my disciples by their Love for one another" John 13:35. We are on the constant pursuit of Love and what ever that word means to us. I decided to be on constant pursuit of the Creator of Love. I want the source. Just my humble opinion but aren't most products in life better when you get it straight from the manufacture? Just a thought. I hope that you all enjoy this piece of art for it is my hope that we would all pursue The Creator, The Most High, Sprit of The Messiah.......Love. Are you ready for the Loveolution?

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released October 26, 2018

Loveolution was written, produced and performed by Dame Drummer except where noted.

Featured Artists: Black Spade, Chazz, Zion-I, Kev Choice, OneTruthThePoet, M.i.s.t.a.h. FAB, Viveca Hawkins, and Seven Complete.

Additional Vocals: Mikki Boyd, Redd, Kimiko Joy, Nakia Jones, Lil Dame and Demi.

Musicians: Kev Choice, Michael "Tiny Lindsey", Mike Blankenship, Joey Green, Adam Theis, Marcus Machado, Pocket Honore and Max Kane

Mixing Engineers: Dame Drummer, Milton Davis and Nino Moschella

Mastering Engineer: Piper Payne at Neato Mastering in Oakland, CA

Album Cover Photo: Dream Brand Studios in Oakland, CA

Album Artwork: Manzell Bowman aka @artxman

Album Font: Dame Drummer

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“Dame Drummer” is diligently working his way through the music industry. Born in Cleveland, Ohio Dame honed his craft and earned respect for his pocketed drumming ability, diverse style of production and song-writing.

As the CEO of Sweaty Llama Music you can catch a diverse display of Dame Drummer's production, arrangement and vocal talent on his forthcoming release of "Loveolution"
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Track Name: Agape Intro (Feat. Black Spade)
I love to spend the bad times wit u than the good times with someone else

By your side ain't a storm that's safe by myself

We need love like a A-1 since day one

The one who took a hit for you just to keep you away from

No amount of money is enough to try and pay em

Right on wit a black fist

Everything negative's not attached to my blackness

Like some pipe packed tight but I cant smoke this

Tellin' me a man behind a podium what hope is

Wanting to work and twice as hard to staying focused

Well it's the hatred of hangups tis be the season

Privilege ain't a credit card we're all a voice of reason

Modern Babylon while them others steady breathin'

Worst fade in the barber chair we receivin'

He was a family guy but got treated like a Cleveland

To Africa I'm leavin' Nah I never left

Drew Ali said I been here

If love's the solution then let's kick it into third gear
Track Name: All That You Are
Lovin' everything about cha
All your ins and your outs
In all of your power
Givin life to us all

So perfect you're worth it
So invaluable
A treasure unearthed
I've been lookin' for you my whole life
A lover discovered
We were made for each other
Beauty ain't no question, In love with it all

All that you are
All that you are
All that you are
All that you are, said i need yeah

Amazed by your natural ability
And how we connect spiritually physically
You strength possessed goes beyond my wildest dreams
An I think anyone can see

So perfect you're worth it
So invaluable
A treasure unearthed
I've been lookin' for you my whole life
A lover discovered
We were made for each other
Beauty ain't no question, So in love with it all

All that you are
All that you are
All that you are
All that you are, said i need yeah, I need

Oh how i love you
Nobody like the black woman
Oh how I need ya
Never turn my back on you
Never mistreat you
Cause you are a queen black woman
All that I need

All that you are
All that you are
All that you are
All that you are, said i need ya, need ya
Track Name: Better
I know it's hard to stand up when you're down
And you can't see the light
But in that moment when you've truly had enough
In that moment you take flight.

It could be worse so why can't it be better
You can complain or you can do better

Don't ever play the victim or place blame
On anybody else
Reflections in the mirror never change
So motivate yourself
Why do we complain about everything
And be afraid to move
Outside of pride doubt and fear and misery
What else is there to lose

It could be worse so why can't it be better
You can complain or you can do better

You can do better (Oh yes you can!)
Track Name: Black and Beautiful Remix (Feat. Zion-I, Kev Choice and OneTruthThePoet)
The skin I'm in is not a sin
As a matter of fact it's beautiful
Paint a grim picture of all my folks
But all of that's gon blow up in smoke

How long will it take us to see
We're not savages but royalty
Stolen a nation's identity
Still tellin me that I'm free, I look in the mirror and see

I am Black and Beautiful, I am Black and Beautiful
I am Black and Beautiful, I am Black and Beautiful
I am Black and Beautiful!


Zion-I Verse

Uhn!
Sun kissed skin In my element
Ether wired send vibe thru My melanin-Feel it
7 seals cracked When I'm kneeling
Nappy Ol hair Don't care In my feelings

Mocha vanilla To caramel complexion
Ebony brown, Blue black The perfection
Complex dred Help me sense the direction
Blessings rain down Tears fall for protection

Dirt stained hands In a prayer a projection
Ritual contact Renders the flesh and- Blood
flooding down The blocks of processions
Generations rise up Thru suggestion

Ancestors bless the children
Brick by brick- Resurrecting the building
Healing-know who u are- It's appealing-
Knowledge and wisdom God is revealing-The ceiling-

Moving on up-
Prayers in the air Stay fillin my cup-
Feel what I'm sayin We the creators-
Original longtime imitate us-

Tried to take us- Never break us-
It's just us- On a daily basis-
Innovators- They wanna trace us
D.N.A strand map it down And cake up-

But we got the leg up- When we keep it most high
Energy change but it's Never gone die-
On my shoulders got sky Under foot I got Earth-
God is so good On the vibe I'm gone surf-

Mama got love Daddy got strength
Children got breath- Now it start to make sense-
Letting go a that stress
We all represent
Balance so dense in these Africans Pure elegance-I-

I am Black and Beautiful, I am Black and Beautiful
I am Black and....

Kev Choice Verse

King Choice!
Descendant of royalty king queens and rulers
Tribes of the Zulu the Igbo Yoruba
Don't know your past then you're doomed for the future
You are a diamond no need for a jeweler

Lions of the tribe of Judah conquer
The power within this what we must discover
young sisters young brothers
Can't fall victim to the image that's presented
Nothin less than perfection should ever be accepted

Not a blemish or a premise that our pigment is anything else but God's reflection
They used to call me piss colored, high yellow, I used to feel a certain way about it
Til I started gettin a lil knowledge of self
And understood that I am beautiful
In and out and ain't nuttin they can say about it

It's mental conditioning belief
What is the origin if beauty is skin deep
The more we explore our inner corridors
To the pore it's gorgeous

The more we adore under our pores is so important
Deeper than the physical
Ego is the criminal love is the principle

Look into my iris see the rise of the solar
Beauty's in the eye of the beholder
Who are we to judge only father or Jehovah
The devil is a lie tell the truth and it's gon hurt

Until we accept and manifest our essence
The wretched maintain control of the whole earth
LOVE BEAUTIFUL!


The skin I'm in is not a sin
As a matter of fact it's beautiful
Paint a grim picture of all my folks
But all of that's gon blow up in smoke

How long will it take us to see
We're not savages but royalty
Stolen a nation's identity
Still tellin me that I'm free, I look in the mirror and see

OneTruthThePoet Verse

Being Black is an obstacle
A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
Being Black is a burden
A demand on the strength, ridding of resources and suppression of the abilities of a people
This has been heavy
This Hester Prynne scarlet letter
Permanent tattoo etched into my skin
Being black has never been better
And the lime light has been a tanning bed every 28 hrs
Being black gets you shot by the authorities
We scream don't shoot with church pew hands so can you blame us
That every time we see a cop it reminds us of Nazi Germany
Black boys are burnt Jews
Ghettos concentration camps
A police state
Either Hitler wasn't all that bad
Or genocide is a learned behavior
Being black is never being asked to be born
Surviving the system
Get rich; die trying
Live poor, die young, floss, turn up, blow up
Being black is a moment in time
A reckoning
Being black is not a poem
In fact
There are no words to describe being black
No school
No university
No church
No think tank
No community group
No website can provide the understanding; the knowing
To feel how heavy this burden is
No one can replicate the beauty
The connections
The eyes
The smiles
The jive
The grandmas
The Sundays
The music - we are the music
Music...
Being black is the hope
The desperation
Having the will to feel that one day
We can lay this burden down
Being black is not a metaphor
Being Black!
Track Name: Can't Take It Back
I can’t take it back possibly something I regret
something like a butterfly effect a time before you and I were yet
I can’t take it back two hearts trying not to bleed
traveling through a time machine believing that it wasn’t meant to be
I can’t take it back

Two hearts broken expectations up but spirit down
once outspoken the triumph of the silence can’t hear a sound

I can’t take it back possibly something I regret
something like a butterfly effect a time before you and I were yet
I can’t take it back to hearts trying not to bleed
traveling through a Time Machine believe in that it wasn’t meant to be
I can’t take it back

Four eyes crying the youth that lived there long ago dying
friends and lovers but forces that we cannot see prying

And if I could I wouldn’t take it back cause the fact that this love remains
I hurt you, you hurt me too we’re both human
but as long as we’re alive then we got plenty time
cause I really feel that this love can heal but I can’t take it back
Track Name: Chew;)
Baby come and rest your feet
You've been working hard all week
You look like you could use a rub
Let me give you my tender touch

I wanna be right next to you
I love your crazy your sexy cool
Maybe you need a minute or two
I ain't trippin girl it's all about chew

Girl It's all bout chew
All about my Boo
Amazing lovin' you
I'm all about cha
Track Name: Could It Be (Feat. Mistah F.A.B)
Chorus
Anything you want from me I’ll provide
and anything you wish to see let’s take a ride
pretty baby you’re the one I want the one I need
I think you and I were meant to be it’s destiny could it be?

Verse 1
I don’t really know if you know how much I love you
Cause I don’t been around you for a while just haven’t told you
I’ve never given anyone my heart might just let ya
Baby could it be I’m a G...Girl I’m Gon Get cha

Verse 2
Now I ain’t tryin to whip I ain’t tryin to Nae Nae
Just want to be your baby so I can show you how a man supposed to love his lady
So baby bring me those bags take em to the trash
Never ever see again now you can breathe again
Crown for your head diamond for a heart
Your essence so Heaven sent I seen it from afar
Taylor-Made for me girl that’s what I think you are
Could it be you and me heavenly superstars

Chorus
Anything you want from me I’ll provide
and anything you wish to see let’s take a ride
pretty baby you’re the one I want the one I need
I think you and I were meant to be it’s destiny could it be?


Now maybe she love me and maybe she don’t so
I’ll buy her some roses and pick all the petals if the answer to the first question was no I love you I really do more like unconscious though
I feel like you All in my roots and my conscience yo for real
It’s something about her look and her smile
Her eyes and her lips and her kiss and her thighs
Her eyes and her touch and her figure is whoa can’t even be surprised
I just rise rise rise rise like a clown dancin no answer
I just feel like she’s my favorite song better yet she’s a crowd anthem
I just want to go crowd surfing I just want to hope but hold up
If I jump into your love will you hold me I don’t understand slow up
I just want to touch
Ain’t even about the sex it’s mentally she has me somewhere somewhere complex
I’m complex in a magazine her ebony in between the sheets
I want to fly a jet you get it the ebony the jet the magazine
anyway anyway anyhow baby worried bout her essence so any wow
I just wanna be ya pal any day see you smile got a second wait a while
Track Name: Good Game (Feat. Chazz)
Verse 1
So young so sweet offguard you caught me you’ve been checking me ever since you met me see I’ve been waiting for so long then you touched my very soul I’m ready and then your hands caressed my face and you saw beauty in my eyes I’m melting

Chorus
You knock me off my feet with your good game
Boy you got me weak off your good game
You stimulate my mind with your good game
I bet you think you’re fine with your good game
And you knock me off my feet

Verse 2
I swear when you look at me I feel so pretty
So let’s get off this phone jump in your ride and come get me
You’re my boy and I’m your girl let’s take a trip around the world you’re exciting
You shown me things I could not see
Now my mind is clear and free you ignite me
Got me with your good game

Chorus
You knock me off my feet with your good game
Boy you got me weak off your good game
You stimulate my mind with your good game
I bet you think you’re fine with your good game
And you knock me off my feet

Bridge
Baby I’m ready to take this to another level
Sugar pie I’m so high let make this last forever

Chorus
You knock me off my feet with your good game
Boy you got me weak off your good game
You stimulate my mind with your good game
I bet you think you’re fine with your good game
And you knock me off my feet
Track Name: Hey Lover (Feat. Viveca Hawkins)
Verse 1
First things first let me tell you you’re so fine
Secondly you could be more than my mind
Let me tell you lover you’ll never find another of my kind
Furthermore I can’t stop dreaming of your lips
Don’t get me started on the fourth or the fifth thing I love about you
Got no reason to doubt you your solid

Chorus
Ooh Baby meet me on the dance floor
You can have it all what you waiting for
I know that you’re strong but you’re fallin
Ain’t gon wait too long baby you hear me calling

Hey Lover just meet me out on the floor
Hey Lover give me your lovin’

Verse 2
I’ll give you power where you thought you were weak
I’ll keep you woke cause hella people stay sleep
Let’s start a revolution a love electrocution
We’ll shock the world
(baby our love will shock the world)

Bridge
Cause you and I, we’ve got this vibe no need to try this ain’t no rocket science
Let it bloom let love consume all of your broken parts I came to mend your heart

Chorus
Ooh Baby meet me on the dance floor
You can have it all what you waiting for
I know that you’re strong but you’re fallin
Ain’t gon wait too long baby you hear me calling

Hey Lover just meet me out on the floor
Hey Lover give me your lovin’
Track Name: Little Boy
Verse 1
The world will never love you like I do
The bottom of the barrel was never meant for you
I hope you open your eyes so you can see it too
And know there’s a king inside of you little boy

Chorus
I see something so special inside of you little boy
I hope that all your dreams come true and you work hard little boy
This world will forever be crazy but you make it through little boy
And I hope that you’re a dreamer like your daddy little boy

Verse 2
Fear was never in your DNA
When trouble comes you don’t runaway
Take wisdom with you everywhere you go
Material things don’t let it take your soul
Don’t be afraid to lead the revolution
Whatever your mind can dream you can do it
You’re all king all God all good I hope I’m understood little boy

Bridge
Reclaim your throne (you’re a king) you are not alone
When troubles of all kind come against you
You be strong
Open your eyes let your light shine
Become a reflection of the divine this is your time little boy

Chorus
I see something so special inside of you little boy
I hope that all your dreams come true and you work hard little boy
This world will forever be crazy but you make it through little boy
And I hope that you’re a dreamer like your daddy little boy

I want you to be all that you can be
I want to see all that you can see
I want you to dream all that you can dream
I know you’re a king, I Know You’re A King
Track Name: Loveolution
Verse 1
This one is for sister with deceitful lips I kissed her
How on earth could I pimp her in her ears are sorries I whispered
Exploit her for money on the basis that she would do anything for me
Her spirit don’t want me near it she hungry
And she don’t want nothing from me
Now she married to her sis cause they both seek bliss and I’m yelling hey sis
But she smacking them lips another opportunity missed
Another opportunity missed for me to do better keep the family together
But I feel blessed cause I know the solution we need a Loveolution

Chorus
We need to rise above the confusion
we need a solution need a Loveolution
A cleansing of the spirit pollution
We need a solution need a Loveolution
Oh Lord your spirit let it rain on us!

Verse 2
You were not my nigg..matter fact you’re my brother
Why we standin on this corner mean muggin pants saggin and thuggin
Man brother I love you
Who told you you’re my enemy
If we trace it back far enough you’re probably kin to me
And dope killed the energy and love’s the solution to take back our chemistry (yeah) And you’re a king brother not a slave to worldly things brother
Protect your queen brother be fruitful and harvest are your seeds brother
You’re beautiful brother unusual brother peculiar brother
Will you rule with me brother and fight in the Loveolution Dame Drummer

Chorus
We need to rise above the confusion
we need a solution need a Loveolution
A cleansing of the spirit pollution
We need a solution need a Loveolution
Oh Lord your spirit let it rain on us!

Verse 3
How many murders, how many murders do I got a watch from my iPhone spy phone While mothers cry on and coward men drop bombs from their iDrones
Oppressed folks are begging oppressors to right wrongs
And I’m getting tired of white song, but my people shine on
That’s five on the black hand side now bring it back inside to the community
Back when the love was strong and we had unity
And for the spirit to rise up we all need to wise up be mindful of every opportunity
This is a message for black and brown, children of Israel time is now
We can get up or stay facedown
Either chase the Messiah or chase those clowns or chase those crowns

Chorus
We need to rise above the confusion
we need a solution need a Loveolution
A cleansing of the spirit pollution
We need a solution need a Loveolution
Oh Lord your spirit let it rain on us!
Track Name: PTB (Activate)
Oh Lord, Your Spirit, Let It Reign On Us!
Track Name: Push The Button (Feat. 7 Complete)
(Come walk with me come where I be)
It’s like I don’t know where to start
Please Lord prepare my heart to go where is dark
Problems are solved wondering what life would be like if God was involved
Crime in the streets this is much more than rhyming and beats
Dudes dying over diamonds it’s deep
Somethings going on everything is going wrong
So much to say that’s the reason why my flow is long
It’s like the world’s moving too fast quick
My reality is too real and too graphic
Bout to get up out the hood cause he shoot baskets
But didn’t duck soon enough when them shots blasted
Now he lying stiff in that box casket, it’s sick
We as planet have no sense of sanity
No respect for humanity then we ask how can this be
Please people hear my plea to recognize how clear I see

Chorus
Start the engine push the button
Either you good for something or good for nothing
You talking love you speaking my language
Either we keep complaining or we can change

Start the engine push the button
And recognize with sisters and brothers
They know us by our love for one another
Either we stand for nothing or push the button

Verse 2
People in the suburbs hurtin the hood suffering
Aunties unwanted seeds what’s good cousin
Picture a world where we hate winning and love losing
Living life like we can’t trust another human
Tomorrow’s not promised everything is unassuming
Some will do..... nothing is new under the sun and moon
Chase destiny til we run into it
Either we come together or come to ruin
Love God love people love music
Love singing love dancing love the movement
I can only come up with one solution S-even Dame Drummer Loveolution
Is you down for the cause
Will you be there to lift me off of the ground if I call
Or would you leave me stranded watching me drown in the fog
Or disappear into the crowd with a round of applause with no probable cause

Chorus
Start the engine push the button
Either you good for something or good for nothing
You talking love you speaking my language
Either we keep complaining or we can change

Start the engine push the button
And recognize with sisters and brothers
They know us by our love for one another
Either we stand for nothing or push the button

Verse 3
We need prayer don’t be scared be prepared
Imagine paying a fee so we can breathe air
We need Jesus peace cause he cares
Or some sort of release to reach beneath layers of modern day captivity
Para abnormal alien activity jails and the prisons is packed to capacity
Section 80’s baby good kid mad city hair is to nappy to use Sean Comb just ask Diddy No more yo MTV raps or Rap City injecting vaccines
Terrorist attackin me please hashtag before they Michael Jackson me
Cyber crime digital perilous times pivotal
Laugh at the fact that we have the audacity
To push pass hate, pass jealousy, pass envy
We tired of talking about we ready to actually......ACTUALLY!

Chorus
Start the engine push the button
Either you good for something or good for nothing
You talking love you speaking my language
Either we keep complaining or we can change

Start the engine push the button
And recognize with sisters and brothers
They know us by our love for one another
Either we stand for nothing or push the button
Track Name: Rescue Me
I’m tired of dying in these streets
I’m tired of lying in these streets
I’m praying Lord please Rescue Me
Can’t Take It No More!

My Lord you have my attention now
Need your divine intervention now
Cause the world is on the clock
And I'm about to shout my shot
Rescue me

I don't know why
Her kids look hungry
And they look bummy but she's so fly

My brothers they kill each other
For nothin and unemployment is so high
And always a constant battle between love and hate in my own mind

But as the iceberg peaks
I speak

There are issues that are more deep
Oppression is getting old
Protection guarding my soul
And my chest has weathered the cold but the organ inside is frozen

But I believe I was chosen
Before any word ever spoken
To speak to the tribes in the hopes that Israel's eyes would open
Guess I've awoken

The people want war
Yall want a battle right
They laugh at us all cause we can't hit them satellites

The system aint broke down
The leaders are dumbfound
The Governments are corrupt
I have no hope now

Selling a cigarette on the street gets you choked out
They acting like they don't know
what goes up must come down
Only solution I know is Lord you must come down

Vengeance is yours Lord We tired please come now
They're killing us come now
We killing us come now

Oh let me calm down
I'm probably panikin
But Imma be still and wait for you like a manequin
As a matter of fact
I'm gonna pray for these savages
Cause they gonna pay so many souls they're mishandling

But I am a man of peace civilization
Abundance of joy and beauty I've given this nation
No longer will I beg the one who enslaved me
I pray you would open your arms that would embrace me
My people we’re aching the evil is running through
My people we blatantly make excuses to run to you

The evil is very real but you are more powerful
And You could return in a like year or an hour though
And look how treat each other
It has to be sorrowful
Look how we act over money
Has to be sourdough

And he standin over there like (Hey man what's your problem bro?)

I am the strongest
Suffered the longest
Oh so resilient
I am not Ratchet
Raise up the black fist
Media brilliant
Telling us lies
They selling us lies
The devil is jive
The Master illusionist
Author confusion
I know collusion
Got us delusioned
Keep us distracted
Keep us divided
Seek and you'll find it
See can you find it
Peep what the vibe is
We cannot hide that
Which is inside so
Deep and Divine and
We are the vine
So sweet is the wine
And we are divine
Deep in The Vine so
Deep and Divine is Love!

And we are divine
Deep in The Vine so
Deep and Divine is Love!

My Lord you have my attention now
Need your divine intervention now
Cause the world is on the clock
And I'm about to shout my shot
And then a voice from heaven said.

Just be still
know I'm God
Open your heart
fill my arms

Come inside
Have no fear
Won't be long
time is near

Come inside
Have no fear
I am strong
I am here!

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