On The Ascendant

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On The Ascendant is the debut "official release of Aquil. This term is common in the study of astrology and means At the horizon (more specifically what zodiac sign is at the horizon during your time of birth). The title also takes on several other figurative meanings as it represents a rising of another era of MCing.

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released March 22, 2011

Executive producer/s Aquil A. F. Aashir Nuri

On The ASCendant is the first official release of Aquil leading up to projects in the future especially Traveling Light.

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Track Name: On The Ascendant (Ascension) Produced by Aashir Nuri
On The Ascendant



Verse 1

Inherently my being counters the conspiracy/ foes go weary they hear me across seas high frequency

I’m transparent to thieves who are deceived easily piercing the dark as I breathe conceive a day nu

Transmitting past your radio or cable enable me to strike your eardrum the numb awaken

Heat breaking the fog out of the dogma yall recall popular lies now hiding with rodents

Another saga opens as I jot this magnum opus a master piece at least raising the craft

Surpass lowest common denominator born greater than the limits placed on us by images

In remembrance of where we come from ascending my pen hemorrhages in tribute to bright lives with short endings/ reinforce our brilliance which is highly sort they can’t retort definitive lessons are taught come on.



Chorus Coming down from heaven going to heaven the descenscion and ascension of the soul

Was the most important aspect of African cosmology Moorish cosmology

Cause it meant you manifested into the world with intent and came as a master and lived as a master and then you ascended as a master





Verse 2

From the decadence you celebrating/ to artificial no relation loud mouths but heads vacant

The captives need to be captivated creating characters for entertainment this precedent it no containing

Resurgence of the lyrics I’m inserting asserting my words you hear it certain no disclaimer on my work

I’m submerged in the grit yet not of it personify the dawn we covet discovered a renaissance

Crowds squint from the ambiance beyond flaunting dollars taunting impoverished old songs wit new polish/ Upheaval a common touch regal when I conduct ya line of sight obstructed but the subconscious clutches/ A rise you can’t interrupt cleaning of spirit mind hears it body fall in coherence and its apparent Suddenly new age floods in with no introduction overshadowing lies and assumptions



Chorus

On the ascendant we are what up Aashir

Verse 3



On the rise in their eyes I see hate and contempt with anger it’s mixed on the ascendant as a phoenix

Over the fray scenic watch them rep the art when convenient destroy the youth before they grow but we it Heal the sick eclipse foes with my shadow battle prepared the war nowhere near over I was reared

Whom shall I fear if you care just sharing my ideals what is real I’ll shatter your perception name Aquil can’t conceal truth since my inception flipping constructs correction or order as precession of the seasons use reason and logic plus creative native to the planet follow universal laws as if commandments for every force created slated equal opposite answers to the nonsense no apologist but the object is growth hope and belief are true and fine faith and work equals knowing plus signal the perfect time prime great awakening contend with hatred blanket statements lyricism return so let the phrases burn into your epidermis cause it’s our turn every lyric sheds light on my sojourn rappers of no concern earned every red penny shallow heads empty my own don’t recognize that God sent We popularity ain’t temping keep the circus hoes sell their worth till their soul reflection don’t work I merk beats commit autopsies to carbon copies yet I give life ironic yet precise stigma content height stratosphere on the ascendant the rays appears simply stated my people we here.
Track Name: Our Time (Produced by Aashir Nuri)
Our Time



Yea yo Telling em its almost time man keep telling it’s Yo

Presenting what you missing subconsciously been fixing for ya ailments a musical subscription intention for the listening changing of the guard passing of baton for the Emcees or rap Czars who we are

Next tier traditions impaired people scared of what’s new future holds an alternative view the mildew grown on what’s accustom to or show prone to be a innovator can’t condone repetitive writtens when was lyricism a synonym for old lacking breath control phonetically for five year olds hold it to a higher standard and my stanzas is commanding for the average understanding ain’t demanding we need expanding now bout to expound and seek improvement the source is under your nose exposing a solution soul controller polar opposition risen is the truth absolute 200 % the root.



Chorus

Yo I keep telling em its TIME awaken redefine reclaiming whats mine it time

Heed the now seize the moment is TIME the planets are aligned the stars cosigning it prime

Don’t believe your own hype but its changing of the tide past behind and you can’t rewind

Learn how to read the signs of the TIME for taking its prime cause it’s our time cause it’s our time.



Verse 2

I’m 84 born in the season of the harvest for the harsh winter this is where I enter They try to splinter me off in categories I’m new give due to those before stretching out now heres the morning glory gave the link between the present past and future Blues People alludes to modern times sentiments and moods should have past rudimentary few its evident that you don’t select who’s propped up to represent us ashamed they claim I’m retro but can’t read the analog clock laughing then stops introduction to hip hop

My wrist documents upheavals of a malcontent risky elephant in the room you can’t miss me circumvent em yall can have the fads and tight denim can’t swag your way to greatness don’t acknowledge up end em dead silence I’m winning ya emblems a hour glass dripping in relative obscurity ya slipping Yo



Chorus

Yo I keep telling em its TIME awaken redefine reclaiming whats mine it time

Heed the now seize the moment is TIME the planets are aligned the stars cosigning it prime

Don’t believe your own hype but its changing of the tide past behind and you can’t rewind

Learn how to read the signs of the TIME for taking its prime cause it’s our time cause it’s our time.



Verse 3

Welcome to the spectacle the episode is brand new cycle through the annals of history see I’m due transition to this age turn the page on this empire you’ll feel the burn purified purged by the fire entire continents every other metropolis is looking for the savior yet its resting in the populace ones we been waiting on answers to the problems born to mend or solve them but no ones absolved in the end to the inevitable the records on schedule calendar late judgment coming it’s no debate but I’m a bullhorn warning many snoring still killing prevalent injustice hate and negligence in any event these times try men souls old quickly grow diagnose this rhymes I show remedy to sickly seize the now sow ya destiny take control planets are aligned opportune and prime entry due its time yo



Chorus
Track Name: Go Far(beyond odds) produced by Writtenhouse
Go Far (beyond limits and odds)



Verse 1

Breath into fruition what I hope dream and vision risen from sleep to the tune of my own beat my cognition deep the streets condition me to work towards great failure leaves a bitter taste I survey the worthy it takes discipline indomitable spirit mistakes and chaos are made coherent apparent to reach ideals lofty they feel imagination truly fuels what is real the bar surreal reveal extremist in between this loose leaf choosey bout the speech and the company I keep nothing just to meet the status quo nothing average though me and mediocrity are incompatible arrogant no with knowledge of self I’m well endowed slow starter great ender never been a good pretender poor loser great winner student of this life till the next Realm sends a invite its telling me to



Chorus

Go and we go Far gotta show and prove and tell em who we are

And we go and we go far breaking expectations shattering the odds.

And we Go and we go far gotta show and prove and tell em who we are

And we got and we got far breaking expectations shattering the odds Go far



Verse 2.

Excellence rolls from the tongue palate on autopilot brainstorm through the clouded formulated solid doubted now I’m routing shows don’t need a deal or demo monumental when I guide the pen or pencil or whatever I’m into a renaissance man plan blueprint expand withstand grab command destiny in rout greater than loot goals unattainable ain’t no doubts my sights in hot pursuit impossible and fear is diminished my confidence replenished I’m mixing melodies as a chemist the opposite of Xerox breaking out the box breaking through the boundaries artificial surroundings resounding ovation dedication patience it takes plus common sense opportunity hit admit it they as me why I don’t dumb it down responding cordially I don’t know how tell me to



Chorus



Verse 3

Life fluid says do it calculated rooted found the right alignment in my rapid eye movement whatever I’m included steady climbing for improvement astute long route from killing time on the stoop whatever you want annually gotta do overnight success equals 24/ 7 press less egotistical test reach the best in you no procrastination activate the talent in me latent not waiting on a break making opportunities while they looking for the cheap easy route I proceed see me reaching new endeavors prepping for whatever clever yet my motive ain’t competing to be better whether in class or field most pass few excel we propel those examples as exceptions blessing all you need is talent effort and plug away watch the nay sayers silently they say silently they say



Chorus
Track Name: Transition featuring Electric Lady & Dj Deuce (Produced by Aashir Nuri
Transition



Verse 1

Now I got two eyes and ears yet I cannot see and hear what you telling me is great I don’t relate from Americas birth place blight laced avenues evil trace strikes morning nights and afternoons perils they loom triumphant I resume addicted to my cause victor injustice my trigger watch genius turn to niggas manhood decayed betrayed for decades slaves fearful let terror tear through their fortitude time to engage the youth elders middle age young where ya customs come from ya morals and trends discipline and culture belief do you fit in as a cog to your own destruction amount to nothing wondering how they function see evil’s summit I can’t submit war mongers hunger for blood pocket billions from killings dealing arms and poppy fields brothers fill morgues with others misplaced hate degraded imitate their colonizers the fat shiftless lazy arrogant double speaking heathen with faulted reason small ax chopping down your trees its always them seasoned folk who yolk us back in what happened treacheries legacy uncle toms won’t be the death of me record speaks volumes technically elite message steeped in agency biases preferences open addressing the lost stray and ancient current and vagrant commodores zooming away crafting my spaceship to places that’s utopian still they rope me in escapism is dangerous so this place I anchored it its got to be a better way of living a new beginning light flickers in the distance in transition.



Chorus

We transition

We Transition

From the old to the new

We transition yall

We transition

We transition



Verse 2

As sure as the globe turns and the sun burns learn pupils they can’t refute you resistance futile who know by my neutral presence take reverence boisterous echo the voice who hoist this choice of art hence illicit incredible illegible illicit stricken digits take the plain out and make it vivid from your city town or district distant shores where visitors scared to tour and famine riddled no hospitals middle my vibe bourgeoisie to downtrodden heads nodding on the forgotten I cast light would use wrath as a masochist crafting this with pain jolting every cell in ya body uncover human parts sparks in the shade of my brain actualize my language vanquish the blood suckers clammy handed and anxious I persist as if avenging my kin wit burn brass skin out of the furnace turning something into everlasting exalted passion will in action let me speak it plain my feet rooted my thoughts strain from mundane then again Aashir supply the ethanol I’ll apply the flame Molotov to ya DJs playing the same thing no game ending your reign flipping the board over city limit streets made him bolder I lost romanticism battling isms hip hop is the prism spreading our greatness spread em out of vegetated stages engage the global conversation moment they’ve been waiting agent of change flip it on its head moment they dread complain you can’t understand what’s being said where the visions dead the people perish for nourishment they listen and



Chorus
Track Name: Rat Race (Produced by Y?Arcka)
Rat Race

Chorus



A fast pace moving in a rat race I can’t think straight everyday’s a replay a long winding road its no end in sight I’m back where I’m at speeding towards a redlight A fast pace moving in a rat race I can’t think straight everyday’s a replay a long winding road it’s no end in sight I’m back where I’m at speeding towards a redlight



Verse 1

I need it now expedient immediately instant gratification I loathe waiting short patience ADHD racing can’t focus I’m random on short notice a goldfish attention span can’t withstand the demand or bustle of day to day I’m on my way to the gig out of my lid a traffic jam slam the breaks cause I nearly rearend another man can’t plan I’m scattered in a matter of moments I’m stranded on a tangent watch and try to beat the clock I’m puzzle must connect the dots can’t stop the race or the endless pace can you endure more or so down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down ugh



Chorus

A fast pace moving in a rat race I can’t think straight everyday’s a replay a long winding road its no end in sight I’m back where I’m at speeding towards a redlight A fast pace moving in a rat race I can’t think straight everyday’s a replay a long winding road its no end in sight I’m back where I’m at speeding towards a redlight



Verse 2

Social networks text till my thumb hurts multimedia outlets channels countless news stations information mountains decipher all their nonsense now their lies lie in my subconscious sense the globe spinning under my feet weeks breeze by in the blink of an eye I’m out of sync link my dysfunction and distraction mind absent of analysis now my body in paralysis internet tv access is easy to keep my hindered nothing prevalent intelligent stay negligent lost in past always seeking the present running in pace the chase outlasts slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down ugh



Chorus



Verse 3

I’m addicted to the chase bombarded with information steady I compete goal to be elite food I eat fast nuked nutrients diluted my stomach grew health microwave towards a grave my own voice fades as the adds replaced consume take why think follow the crowd be shallow hollow words in my subconscious strike a nerve mind control takes hold and dictates my stroll to gain control I learn to be still the real separates voice reverberates a visceral feel slowly I grab the wheel I steer and veer off the maze ending the rat race simply amazed as I slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down will ya slow down slow slow down ugh



Chorus