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Sober, reflecting frustration, and progress.

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6. Focus, J
(J.Bickerstaff)

Yeah, yeah
Sometimes it do take-
Sometimes it do take focus
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Everybody gotta story to tell
Everybody gotta story to tell
Everybody gotta story to tell
Everybody gotta story to tell
Everybody gotta story to tell
Well, let me tell mine then...

VERSE
... 2015, gave you my tunnel vision
... ... wasn't focused on sales just wanted someone to listen (for real)
Never imagined that this would just open doors
Working with Grammy award winners getting exposed
But still riding Marta bus and train fare
Looking up to God like this ain't fair I really need change here
Competing with strangers in this genre of mine
Flying back home I'm getting harder to find (I'm booking shows now)
... ... Hop on a stage ... ... hop in my phase
... ... watching crowds get engulfed in my flames (I'm getting dough naaaaah)
Not really, still dropping my pain
Hoping acknowledgement will flock to my way (but shit don slowed down)
... ... Cause these niggas charging to perform
$25 dollars, $50, $100s niggas piling up they arms
... ... so what's the benefit of me just piling up your dorm
You just milking a nigga ... ... I'm like a pile of Lucky Charms
... ...
... ... So I said fuck that ... ...
Yehn gon get my last dollar bitch kiss my nut sack ... ...
... ... I'm 2017 PAC bringing "buck" back
... ...
... ... I'm know I'm from the lower south but I'm above cats
... ...
... ... ignoring all your baby talk you fucking Rugrats
... ...
... ... I'm too busy plotting on billions for your thug acts
I told my mama it's on so if you hear me on a song that's vulgar
That's just the way that I relate to my culture
Say some things to provoke ya
Whether you relate, love, hate, or hold onto
27 years of experience making a song to just ventilate
... and still like steel peeled, penetrate
My ill skills for real I kill, disintegrate
... ...
... ... Fuck a nigga who saying Atlanta ain't got bars
... ...
... ... while they get lit
... ... I find dark
... ...
... ... creating what's making my mind spark
I'm a king with the lions heart
I define art, motherfucker!

Hook-
... they say focus on your dream
... and you can get it, what you want?
... too much focus on anything
... will make a nigga mind roam
Whether you be focused on hoes or focused on money
Whether you be focused on grinding or focused on stunting
You still gotta be focused on something
You still gotta be so focused on something
... ...

VERSE TWO
... ... laid off before Christmas
... ...
... ... Now, getting a job is all on my wish list
... ... Still focused on God but throwing my fit shit
Like God, ... ... fix this!
Like God, ... ... is this FOR REAL?
... ...
... ... plotting on taking dollars just for getting a meal
... ...
... ... but I was raised better so forgetting to steal
I put the steel to my grill and thought that if I just kill them all this shit would just heal my problems
But not ... ...
... ...
... ... The cost of funerals out of my mama's pocket a lot
... ...
... ... and I can't do my baby like that see how that devil plot?
Get yo ass off your ass ... and get yo ass to the block
But reputation with cops was not good and trying to sell drugs no option
Too many black males get killed by cop guns
... ...
... ... won't be no statistic I'm not one
So I got to plotting bout a business in coped funds
... ...
Piled up my frustration know when spitting I got lungs
Collaborated with Lil Ro Sinatra, the top Don
... ...
... ... now we put the check into box 1
We hold weight, we got tons
We OJ to yo gun
... ...
... ...
Translation killing the game getting away with murder making your throat numb
... ...
... ...
Now they don't speak like no tongue
... ...
... ...
And they know me when I'm one
Jsalmz but the J is silent
I told em the K is violent
I'm told em I'm major, private
I showed em when they was watching
Amazing how they are quiet
... ...shut the fuck up
Get to hush or pacing, try it
Take a hike or take a riot
You ain't the muthafucka to try it
... ... muthafucka you dying
Cause all of my motherfuckers provided
Too focused
Flowing motor rolling like a motor boat along and going on and one and on and on
Until the morning, be quiet!
Bitch!
Hook-
... they say focus on your dream
... and you can get it, what you want?
... too much focus on anything
... will make a nigga mind roam
Whether you be focused on hoes or focused on money
Whether you be focused on grinding or focused on stunting
You still gotta be focused on something
You still gotta be so focused on something

Im too focused to really focus on the bullshit and the negativity that's around me. Folks that's out here charging an arm and leg when a nigga just tryna make a come up. And then when a nigga get a platform and you try to come back and look out for your homeboys (that's already on their high-horse), y'all niggas act like y'all too good when you ain't even got no motherfucking buzz. Sit yo dumb ass down. You ain't doing shit! I'm gonna show you how to really motherfucking grind out here, man. Fuck that shit, nigga! Ain't finna go to no drug dealer. Ain't finna go to no motherfucking label! Fuck all y'all niggas and I guarantee you, shawty you gone see me on the motherfucking top with all my patnas. Cause we gon start from the bottom. Work our way up. You already know what it is man. Fuck it! Let's do it.
Film crew: Fabulous! Moving right on.

CONSCIENCE: Well damn, J! You mad ain't you? Sounds like you're in you're feelings a little bit brother! Man, look,. Check this out. Ain't gon try to tell you how to run your cd and how you do your little story, movie, little thing, or whatever you got going on right her, but don't end it on that note, man. Still remember that you need to get your rest, lay down, go to sleep, and just kinda clear your mind. Don't let these folks distract you, man! It's gone be tough. At the same time you gotta grind bruh, but at the same time homeboy you still gotta get you some rest, man. It's okay to sleep, man. You ain't gotta-... They don't mean no sleep literally. Just work hard!

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from A Low Budget Story With Cuss Words, released June 12, 2017

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Jsalmz Atlanta, Georgia

Justin Bickerstaff aka Jsalmz (pronounced Psalms) is Atlanta's new threat!

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, the southern rapper/singer moved to Georgia before reaching the age of one. Raised in the church growing up he developed a natural love for music and began singing instantly.

From banging on pots and pans and constantly singing to whoever would listen.

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