The Second Coming

by Blake Worrell

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- SYNOPSIS OF THE ALBUM -

Blake Worrell's "The Second Coming" is a unique soundtrack made up of nine skits and nine songs which are interwoven into an imaginary journey through his mind. Featuring his many voices, he encounters various characters that play out a dream shaped by his thoughts.

As an eminent neuroscientist invites him to test a new experiment that will make him travel deeper into his subconscious (Track 1 - Intro), it becomes unclear where the truth ends and the fantasy begins, and one reality unfolds into another throughout... So now fairground bells ring and "Circuz" (Track 2) lauches the ride!
Blake celebrates the game of life, you choose what you play, "dream the dream no matter what or who says...".

Suddenly, he enters a deli where the chef warns him of the distasteful gossip witnessed over lunch (Track 3 - "At the Deli"). Unmoved and unsurprised, Blake gives them some "Food for Thought" (track 4) to chew on before he is led behind the kitchen to visit an old friend and then in through a hidden passage way (Track 5 - "Passage"), voices and music grow as he nears a door.

Heavy beats, flashing lights, and thumping speakers. The door opens and everything is magnified and throbing to the rhythm of "Chunka Boom" (Track 6).
An employee of the club takes him further underground (Track 7 - "A Lure") towards a "Temptation" (Track 8) den of decadence into which Blake plunges with appetite until he suddenly finds himself falling into the drain of the backstage bathroom sink, where everything fades out (Track 9 - "Spinout").

From the blackness within, he falls into himself intertwining with his darkest corners -Suddenly, a phone rings. Hip Hop Calling (Track 10) is from his soul, calling him to come back to his roots. His soul reminds him that no matter how hard things get, his individuality will always prevail in any circumstance.

Through his earphones, the sounds of the street rise and reach his consciousness. He wakes up sharply to cold steel as someone tries to rob him of his walkman at gunpoint (Track 11 - "Street Sense"). Exhausted, he pauses his thoughts to explain his past and his outlook on the present in Persuaders (Track 12), which gets him landing safely at the airport where he is picked up by his beatmaker, Mecs-Treem (Track 13 - "Landing").

A sense of Glory (Track 14) fills him with gratitude on the ride to go to a concert. Mecs-Treem pulls up behind an industrial site and leads Blake to the stage, when suddenly Blake's phone rings and is shocked to hear the neuroscientist trying to tell him something. Puzzled, Mecs-Treem tells him to avoid any confusion and focus on rocking the show. The garage doors open to reveal a crowd cheering him on (Track 15 - "The Second Coming"), Blake feels ignited and starts to Pump up (Track 16) the people with energy with a message to unite.

Later, a doorbell rings in somewhere in a high class residential neighborhood. A butler answers to find the neuroscientist has dropped in for a visit. The butler escorts him down a long elegant hallway to a large room where piano is being played. Hearing the familiar voice, Blake calls through from the living room telling him to come in, at which point we discover all of the characters are present (Track 17 - "Back Home").

Reunited, they recognise their bond to one another within Blake, and parade together in a burst of enthusiasm cause they just make each other feel So Good! (Track 18)

- THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM -

After 2 years of just listening to the instrumentals that Mecs-Treem gave me, I finally locked myself in the studio and cooked up "the Second Coming" in about a 1 1/2 months. The song "Circuz" was the first track I worked on back in early Fall 2008 -but that was it. The rest of the tracks and skits were done around the release date. "Spinout" was freestyled/recorded/mixed and mastered in 25 minutes, it was the last track I worked on before the album went out for release -just 5 hours after!

The story was originally realized when I first made my favorite picks of Mecs-Treem's tracks and dragged and dropped them onto my playlist. The organization of the tracks and idea never really changed since I first heard them in 2008. After hearing them through the next 2 years I would develop the ideas in my head. In the beginning of February 2010, I locked myself in the studio and dove into the tracks and ideas that manifested.

Within the album there are a total of 13 characters I play including myself. They are (in order of appearance): Old man, Secratary, Dr. Llerrow, French guy, Chef, Worker, Gay guy, Stoner, Guard, Cholo, Butler, Cowboy, Alien. Shaylee Nilaya Morgan features in the chorus of "Food for Thought" and in the Bridge of "Pump Up". There is a guest appearance by Mecs-Treem in the tracks "Landing" and "The Second Coming". I feel I must also mention the Bleu Bird was visiting at the time I was finishing the album and also sang on the chorus of "Pump Up" to help me add more voices to it.

Thanks to Thomas Grummt (a.k.a. isotope) and Sven Ludwig, I was able to Mix and Master the album in a tight timeframe (about 5 days). We transferred files and full mix sessions via file exchange/servers due to the fact that Sven was in Cologne and isotope was at the opposite side of Berlin from where I am. Final mastering and output were done at my studio in Berlin.

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released 15 March 2011

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- CREDITS -

Written, Performed*, Produced**, Mixed***
by
Blake Worrell

*Tracks 04 & 16 featuring Shaylee Nilaya Morgan
*Track 16 with special guest Bleu Bird (Chorus Backup)
*Tracks 13 & 15 with Mecs-Treem

**Beats by MecsTreem, Arranged by Blake Worrell

***Also mixed by Sven Ludwig and Thomas Grummt


Album cover by Maïa Beyrouti

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Track Name: 01 - Intro
script coming soon...
Track Name: 02 - Circuz
This is just a game
I don't want nothing
cause this is for you to listen to
and if you don't like it then...

You could back on away
you could turn off the tape
you could walk out the door
you could go to the park
you could take a ride on a bike
roll in disquise
you could take a flight out
go where you like
take a trip to the Canary islands
or sing in the rain out in Berlin
and then dance around and get drunk with him
and do the ah-chee-kaa with her and them
you can chill in the back of the club
you can be somewhere else instead of the club
instead of listenin' to me bustin' out in the booth
you can play with the baby sayin' koo-chee-koo!

This is just a game
I don't want nothing
cause this is for you to listen to
and if you don't like it then...

Look, you can do anything mind to frame
hit the gas (Rrrr!)
It's yours to play
your dream to dream no matter what who say
insane, crazy, nuts or just gay
do what you do for the likes of you
let the fun start when you walk in the room
watch the place jump and feel the crowd
put your hands up and scream out loud
I bet cha in the mood -ooO
I get cha
Lovin' this dude that changes tunes
about every which way like it's something new cause...

This is just a game
I don't want nothing
cause this is for you to listen to
and if you don't like it then...

You can deal with this
or you can deal with that
you can deal with them
or you can deal without
You can deal with this
or you can deal with that
you should deal with this
cause this is where it's at...

Get paid, get hoes, get in when they closed
get into your plane when things go afloat
I go it's simple
some people grip hold
some evil sucker blow it cause they lost they flow
they get old hit you and swift to grab your shoes
I sound the wicka-ground with the shit you knew
but dude it don't sting cause they out my ring
I just keep rolling with the punches and it's still amazing
patience, hey men, you the station
if you wanna make it rock, let it rock evasive
face it, your flow, your show to play
unleash the inner beast
upstage the rage like...

This is just a game
I don't want nothing
cause this is for you to listen to
and if you don't like it then...
Track Name: 03 - At the Deli
Script coming soon...
Track Name: 04 - Food for Thought
And I be giving 'em some food for they thoughts
cause
I ain't into hangin' out with they flock
They can talk all the talk that they want to talk
cause I'm not givin' into the mockery -not at all.

He be the B W with the clout
he turnin' round steppin' up to new grounds
cain't nobody faze him
cause he's aimin' for another level
eloquent international

- Once upon a time, I'd get up on the mic
- wucha say?
- Something simple and kinda cheerful, it was quaint
- whucha do?
got involved with a crew
that allude to my existence
in the true form of the norm only known to a few
- Soon it was like I was left outta sight
- whucha want?
- Recognition from the music that I write
- what they say?
Mmm, nothin' much, but it pushed something inside me to get my feelings up outta the madness.

And I be giving 'em some food for they thoughts
cause
I ain't into hangin' out with they flock
They can talk all the talk that they want to talk
cause I'm not givin' into the mockery -not at all.

He be the B W with the clout
he turnin' round steppin' up to new grounds
cain't nobody faze him
cause he's aimin' for another level
eloquent international

- So I went back where I started in my zone
- wucha say?
- Well I started hittin' keys and blowin' smoke
- whucha do?
Gave another try, took a ride and realized they'd never cease to supersede
to criticize 'til they're demise
- Stupid chumps be droppin' crumbs into my lunch
- whucha want?
- Some support instead of givin' me the crunch
- what they say?
Mmm, nothin' much, but it pushed something inside me to get my feelings up outta the madness.

And I be giving 'em some food for they thoughts
cause
I ain't into hangin' out with they flock
They can talk all the talk that they want to talk
cause I'm not givin' into the mockery -not at all.

He be the B W with the clout
he turnin' round steppin' up to new grounds
cain't nobody faze him
cause he's aimin' for another level
eloquent international

- Now I've reached a quote "high precedence"
- wucha say?
- It's a trip, enjoy the dreams you manifest
- whucha do?
Compose a beat and write a rhyme tweak the levels 'til they feelin' just right for the nine yard dash
- I'm only kickin' off startin up the game
- whucha want?
- To feel fullfilled from my creativity
- what they say?

And I be giving 'em some food for they thoughts
cause
I ain't into hangin' out with they flock
They can talk all the talk that they want to talk
cause I'm not givin' into the mockery -not at all.

He be the B W with the clout
he turnin' round steppin' up to new grounds
cain't nobody faze him
cause he's aimin' for another level
eloquent international
Track Name: 06 - Chunka Boom
Wow,
Off the plane
on the road
stop to eat
Blake takes lots of food
cause he's got that
big body
that needs the fuel
fill the -tank for later
he'll be up 'til the morn
just cause he
perks them verbs
delivers on all pistons
to pitchin'
to give you funny feelings all the way home
see I'm on with a mission
harnessin' them
bringin' 'it on
stickin' it all they face when they come in the place
better move when I bomb

cause he got that...
Boom chunka-chunka , boom a chunka -what
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka stuff
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
he got that Boom chunka-chunka, Chunk a Boom stuff

Nicole got that budonka-donk
Nancy got that budonka-donk
Lorraine that budonka-donk
Allya got that budonka-donk

I seen 'em all
they rocked world
in a way
you could relate
if you walked in my shoes
it's like they
came to obtain
a little bit of my juice
I can't resist they got that frame
to get me crazy to ohhh
I mean they
got the look
from eyes to mouth
got the hair
they like pulled
scream and shout
I like they form when the bend
it get me off in a way
that make me
break off a piece of they bangin' booty

cause she got that...
Boom chunka-chunka , boom a chunka -what
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka stuff
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
she got that Boom chunka-chunka, Chunk a Boom stuff

B-dub bu-bum-bu-bump
Mecstreem bu-bum-bu-bump
Clintwood bu-bum-bu-bump
Sven Lude bu-bum-bu-bump

It's round
It's soft
but it packs a punch
it's attached to a box
that connects to a set
of amplifiers
and when there off they don't move
they don't make a sound, but they vital
for the techs and they owners
and for the DJ and the people
The volume transforms as the cables pump fuel
That originates from a disc
that turns on the wheels of ste-el
the fader is the trigger
that sets off a series of tones
and if it's got the proper mixture
it be bringin' the right -BOOM!

and it got that...
Boom chunka-chunka , boom a chunka -what
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka stuff
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, boom a chunka -what
it got that Boom chunka-chunka, Chunk a Boom stuff
Track Name: 08 - Temptation
Now I'm feelin' to scratch an itch
that I've yearned for ever since the second this door opened
-which
I never wished for, but I've been tempted to check it out
and it's about time they finally let these freaks out
So who's up to get touched
I'm checkin' around the place
gettin' an array of tastes
when suddenly this girl pulls me -hey!
No other words could be exchanged
It's just one of them things
when you know -you know
and you just go with the flow of the game
So it's on from look one
Temptation initiates an extension of incredible proportions
Ha, I ain't one of them types to bullshit with my hands in my pocket
so I drop my drawers to the floor
prop her up and maneuver my red rocket...

Aw shit!
I bust my grip!
start trippin' of havin' octopuses wigglin' outta my dick
-What the hell is going on! I yell
As I realize that the rooms done flipped
totally upside down!
Now, I've seen some wierd shit
but I never seen a girl that I just fucked
mutate into the Grinch that stole Christmas
Oh damn!
The whole backdrop falls apart
and like that I'm in a black hole
with a bunch of flies spinnin' 'round me!
Ahhh!

So hell ya, at this point I'm in a bad state
I knew I shouldn't have smoked with towlie
he always like it laced
"wanna get high"
I'm the type that usually chilled with style and grace
but hey, it's official now I'm just craaaazy!
HA!
Now I'm stuck with my head all up in the sink
lookin' down the drainpipe
and I feel like I'm spillin' my brains out
thinkin'
where did everybody go
is this the road to happiness
Aw fuck it, let's see how deep this rabbit hole really is....
Track Name: 09 - Spinout
none
Track Name: 10 - HipHop Calling
I can feel it through my body
it's like a phone call to myself
Almost like a sweat before the cards is delt
Kinda like when someone yells out for help
something like a rush before the words are born
the chords are blowin'
similar to car horns within'
honkin' at me anxcious like: "Get the fuck in!"
I gotta listen to myself
cause it's myself drivin' it
step in and hit the gas and let the task begin.

Why do I call you each hour in a day?
Why do I call you...

...My ass is in a situation graspin' wind
I'm askin' frineds
how the hell I'm gonna win
I can't believe I broke free now I'm in the beat
Speakin' what I feel and just being me
and even if the feelings so surreal
it's for real, and I feel healed (so much that )
When I hear it back
It's like a load off the shoulders and the boulders getting tagged
writing down all the love and the hate that I used to have
Spittin' all I got and all I gots a pen and pad
I wouldn't have it any other way it's what I like
I focus on the path and carry on as I'm asked
And if I'm being called to come back home I'm doing that.

Why do I call you each hour in a day?
Hang around your doorsteps just to see your face?

And it's sad when neglet dawns upon a calling pawn
That's deserving to be king, cause his king can't carry on
and the only thing to make it happen is to let him go
lead him to the masses through the streets of every town
everybody listen to the words that I speak
Said a young tall man on a warm summers eve
the microphone cut and the music turned up
soon the people thought it was part of the opera
6 years later he's back at the same spot
-an oath, he made a promise to all of his confidants
And now he knows his gift he can give what the people want
wether it be rap tactics or radical hiphop
and it's like that
and he continues with all he can
-the stars you see in the sky are the marks he left behind
and that guy I see, I continue to listen on
Cause that guy is me speaking to me in every song.

Why do I call you each hour in a day?
Why do I call you each hour in a day?
Hang around your doorsteps just to see your face?
Hang around your doorsteps just to see your face?
Track Name: 11 - Street Sense
Scrpit coming soon....
Track Name: 12 - Persuaders
You know, I paid my dues doing this thang
Here's a, little knowledge comin' your way
It's strange, I'm stuck overseas I can't leave
Nobody else except good 'ol me see
I used to raise up in the streets Los Angeles '89-96
Playing that game rockin' terrain, smokin' them thangs,
makin' it rain -the bang bang.
Things don't change, cause 10 years later,
I'm chillin' overseas seeing these kids, clutchin' they fists,
comin' equipted
I did these deeds a long time ago -now what the fuck is this
I thought at times speed we'd move on
na, it's just the same song
Generation after generation
non-stop-pump-pump -penetration
that's whole emancipation
all of it
I had a kind of revelation
Like damn, I knew I should've done it
ya, I've done fucked up, now I choosen how to run it.
Sometimes people gotta dip in the shit
they gotta dig in the dirt and fuck with it
Things is getitn' a little bit rough
they like to flex the toughness
that they can't fuck with us -ha!

Sometimes them fakes just get me down
I just wanna knock 'em out
Them games they play just get me wound
I wish that they could walk my old grounds
East, Echo, Crenshaw, Downtown,
All over So Cal and out
All ghettos in the world laugh and frown
on them fools who just don't know...

They like to get up all it.
Big time shots
like they own the whole city.
I'm just ridin' all low
OG Los Angeles -you know! -ha!
Like I said, I'm overseas chillin'
Exile shit -ya, I ain't trippin'
and that's the way the twist seems to go
and now I try to spit some wisdom on them new kids that flow.

Cause, You ain't got nothing to say
when it's from around the way -no
You ain't seen nothing on streets
When it comes to droppin' heat
and you ain't got no game
when it comes to set trippin'
claimin' they name
no they can't see no risk
until they end up in a real ghetto on some real shit.

Seems like almost every city
bowin' down to submit
gettin' greedy with they thangs
they want everything they see on television
now how the fuck you wanna become another's vision
half of these punks ramblin' shit
askin' me questions like:
How you did your dues Blake?
Yo, I ain't sayin' nothing
Better figure out for yourself and change something cause
I've been in it one time
one too many and I'm zippin' the crimes
Thought how I can get out
and not dip in it again
you'd be doing the same shit
no, you ain't callin' my friends
you wouldn't know what they 'bout
6 feet deep -shoutin' out
I know they be seeing the shit that I be doing
and they looking at me proud
cause they know I be improvin'
Comin' up in this new game like this
Mecs beats helpin' with this -yes
He hit the vibe with me, I hit the vibe with him
and so it's on to win.
So why do I spit the things that I spit
Maybe it's just me, tryin' to get a grip.
I don't even know, this is kind of a skit so, lets get gone and zone with the chorus.

Some things happen on they on
let it show itself in it's time
so long as people learn they own
keep on questioning why it's wrong
Try change and walk away from
Those who could probably harm
Don't wait too late until your lost
It can take some time to adjust

-That's right -BLake, Mecs-Treem, 2008 ya'll

Sometimes them fakes just get me down
I just wanna knock 'em out
Them games they play just get me wound
I wish that they could walk my old grounds
East, Echo, Crenshaw, Downtown,
All over So Cal and out
All ghettos in the world laugh and frown
on them fools who just don't know...
Track Name: 13 - Landing
coming soon...
Track Name: 14 - Glory
When I hit the stage first time
all nervous as shit
fusion festival - oh - six - two - double - oh - three
I was sweatin' all shaky in a little teepee
ya, hippies on the sidelines trippin' on me
I knew I blew they minds, but, were they really listening
I didn't mind, cause I felt like I
captured a key, that I used to open up
a whole new territory
and I'd be dreamin' up the next years in the back of the seat
back of the bus
back behind a curtain closed up
lost in a journey, so difficult
my heart was spelt
all over half the world
but no I'm back with a core
That I know nobody can welt

And for all of you who continue on your own with open arms
so you learn about those moments that can get us further
it doesn't seem like we've progressed so much 'til we look back
and accept what changes we made, to get us where we're at

So now I'm close to were I started
but I gotta a new outlook
it's like a whole new project and I'm buying
Investing my time in
something that I've been dying
to get my rhymes up in
takin' it in for what it's worth
it's my souls intuition
since I felt my first verse
after school detentioon
after hour weekends
these tracks give me the headroom
to let myself loose without rules
and I remember when it felt so impossible
I'd struggle just to get my words heard
and it ain't the worst
verses would submerse me in a universe
contrary to my own
so I learned to cope

So many friends showed hope
both hands reaching out
lending me a handle when I needed a grab
when I needed someone there, they'd come up to the pad
pass over a warm shoulder when I needed to cry
I learned so many people sided with the way that I felt
so now it's time to shed light
in spite of the strong will
I'm passing by lettin' ya'll know
there's peace in the "B"
hate in the past
future to breathe
and present to grasp

So much glory, with so much fulfillment
Sometimes we have to fall to learn to pick ourselves up

And we all continue on our own, with open arms so
we can learn about those moments, that can get us further
it doesn't seem like we've progressed so much until we look back
and accept what changes we made, to get us where we're at

So much glory, with so much fulfillment
Sometimes we have to fall to learn to pick ourselves up
Track Name: 15 - The Secong Coming
Coming Soon...
Track Name: 16 - Pump Up
Pump up
Get tough
stay cut
come bust kick dust
result enormous
Rev up
Burn it
Let it hit mach 1,2,3,4
You got it

I be that mighty guest
that barely fit in the room
consuming all the air within the vicinity of you
no stress, unless you plan to make a mess out of things
I ain't a dictorial figure
I get along with all ya'll mans
especially the comprehensive types
the ones who be aware of the true general who be wearing the right stripes
I'm quite nice, considered a monarch in some places
I get embraced by the people
international of every race and to top it all off
I've been told I'm the most noble
of those who blow off steam on the road -I go playful
able to rock auditoriums to small stables
It don't matter where the show is
ya I'm willing and able
So hey, who's you anyways? You rockin' them things too?
Cool, then lets break off, get stupid and jump to the boom
Bounce to the beat
get loud in the street
get rowdy if needed
blow off steam 'til the police come
and try to make us retreat.
But we ain't weak we working a technique
developing within ourselves to become the new elites

Pump up
Get tough
stay cut
come bust kick dust
result enormous
Rev up
Burn it
Let it hit mach 1,2,3,4
You got it

Watch out, a sudden outburst could startle security
but fuck it, I ain't a police officer
I'm a peace rallier who's off duty
So who's me to be telling you how to be
wether it be getting all out of control or all organized fashionably
I'm the next generation catalyst
throwing my fist in the air saying to the people
"Muthafuckas let's hadle this!"
Fuck blowin' the roof off
I'm showing them how hard these numbers are
when we join up and get ruthless

so hands up
if you really want more of that rightous stuff
hands up
if you think you ready to handle some of that shit
and hands up
if you really ready to fight for what you want
hands up everybody
come on -hands ups!

Ya,
We're all building it bit by bit
Pieces of the world coming into grips
stay fit, stay smart
don't let them marks get the best of you
no no, you got your roll
throw away the bull
and grab 'em by the balls
and tell 'em
I ain't takin' it
It ain't doin' shit
and if they can't handle it
make 'em fade

Pump up
Get tough
stay cut
come bust kick dust
result enormous
Rev up
Burn it
Let it hit mach 1,2,3,4
You got it

Pump up
Get tough
stay cut
come bust kick dust
result enormous
Rev up
Burn it
Let it hit mach 1,2,3,4
You got it
Track Name: 17 - Back Home
Coming soon...
Track Name: 18 - So Good
coming soon...