A​.​O​.​A Athens Of America

by Zaafir

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Debut Album A.O.A Athens Of America, Also available on iTunes and Google Play, as well as all Major Streaming services.

Visit my Website: Officiallyzaafir.com

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released October 25, 2016

Producers: Khalil Madyun, Flash Beats
Features: Franco

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Track Name: Paper & Pen
Here we go once again…
Im something different when I pickup the paper and pen.

There’s something that just happens
it’s just purely reaction.
I just write down the magic and come on top with a win.

I wonder…

Would it be different if I hid my sins?
would I still do it for the city, my family and friends?
Between my last intermission
would there be more competition
or would the situation be a completely different spin?

Nah

I stand alone cause I'm never afraid
either feel me or fear me by the end of the day
see all these other rappers are made of paper mi che
to make something out of nothing you cant be built the same.

You just can’t pass the blame
You boys should feel ashamed.
This isn't E.A Sports your way out of your game.

Your in my picture frame,
Just get out of the way.
if you haven't learned it yet,
your gonna learn it today

Its my time to reign. See i’m at it again…
I’m something different when I pickup the paper and pen…

I tend to think about all of the places I've been…
Even all the ones who told me my chances were slim.

I tend to think about the loved ones
Think about the last one
Think about the dick riders
Think about the income
Think about where I'm from
All the wrong that I've done

Life is just a journey will my actions change the outcome they say…

Fates a story we cannot escape
Destiny is something made so we can cast the blame.
Happiness is an un reachable accolade
and the youth is wasted on the young as my father would say

I put overtime in my work people say its up surd
But Quality is a result of intelligent efforts
Will my wisdom, be enough to inspire today
will my story be an echo or will it just fade…

Its my time to reign.
Track Name: SHMG
So Help Me G-D

Tell em boys when they ask me
Matter fact told them last week

Im colder then a Hoe, wearing no clothes,
dancing on a pole in the snow
better let the bitch freeze.

Got a piece so they keep the peace
Fuck a lease so I coped the keys

Cause I own that bitch like I'm ODB
better bring me my money I mean it.

I ain’t playing with these niggas son
No games with these niggas son.

No Madden No E.A
Met a girl online thats my E bae

Hold up what did he say?
Met a girl online thats my E Bae

thats your highlight replay
she was looking for the sweepstakes
so I sent her ass back for a rebate.

theres no surprise to me
Like where you at like where you at we don't know how you mean.
they dap me up like “how your been you’ve always been the king!”
Like where you at like where you at we don't know how you mean.
we don't know how you mean so.

Back to the black car with the black tint
Black T with the black kicks
Black watch titled Michael Kors
Black Ring, Black Jewels, Blackout the store.

She don't know christ but wears Dior,
She don't know a Tom without the Ford.
She can’t tell what tonight may have in store,
She don't own the club but runs the floor.

Verse 2

So Help Me God

I'm written different
Like you, but I got ambition
But they don't read me
Like terms and conditions
You're an idiot
I don't need your opinion
But listen to me when I tell you
What is true and what isn't
I'm the one that's prophecized
In the words that are written
I'm the one you wanna follow from the gospeeellll
Imma tell you when I get it
Imma tell you when I get it uh
Just watch how I spit it uh
You like how spit it huh?
You wish you had this flow bruh

You can't deny I spit fire
Be the one to kill it
I'm about to own an empire
Yeah
And I'm striking back
Ready for attack
Whatchu think about that?


"So help me GOD!"
"Hahaa"
Franco

New kid on the block
Now let's get it
Got the gun cocked
And locked
Now let's Spit it
I never been the one
To shoot at someone
But when it's my time
Imma just get it
I'm taking what's given
A shit I'm not giving
Opportunities
That are meant for me
If it's not nailed down
It was meant for me
Imma do what I can
For me and my millions


Hook:

Verse 3:
Go girl make that ass roll
All eyes like the late show,
Watch close I'm the mistro
All eyes like I'm Castro.

All night, make you downpour.
That's right, make your legs sore.
Promise to do you right like it's payroll
But assuring nothing else No geico.


I'm always on my worst behavior
Two shots go and ask the waiter,Dance moves dance moves intoxicating.
So
You want to fuck now or later?
Yup.
You want to fuck now or later?
I'm always on my worst behavior
We can get it on the elevator
So
You want to fuck now or later?

theres no surprise to me
Like where you at like where you at we don't know how you mean.
they dap me up like “how your been you’ve always been the king!”
Like where you at like where you at we don't know how you mean.
we don't know how you mean so.

Back to the black car with the black tint
Black T with the black kicks
Black watch titled Michael Kors
Black Ring, Black Jewels, Blackout the store.

She don't know christ but wears Dior,
She don't know a Tom without the Ford.
She can’t tell what tonight may have in store,
She don't own the club but runs the floor.
Track Name: The Switch UP
Ima Tell em
OH Ima tell em, Ima tell em.

Ima Tell em.
Bet Boy, Ima tell em Ima tell em.

Ima tell em who the real one is
tell em how I get it.
Tell em how I'm making hits,
and nigga you ain’t fucking with it.

Tell em bout my celebration,
How a nigga came up out the basement.
How I always hustle,
how I hit the pavement

Tell em boys go on vacation.
Tell em boys how the game is taken
Tell em boys to walk
Or its gonna be a situation.

Tell em is not complicated
theres not another that can get me shaken
no other one on my elevation.

Who you with? Whats your name? What you saying? boy
can’t tell were different, what your claiming? what you thinking? boy.

Now I'm on a mission, but There isn't really competition.
lay it down and give you all the pieces, all the reasons why its.

Hook: All eyes on me.


Ima Tell em
OH Ima tell em, Ima tell em.

Ima Tell em.
Bet Boy, Ima tell em Ima tell em.

Ima Tell em how I'm set for greatness
Tell em how I had to master patiences
How ill take the city to the Golden Ages

Tell em rappers ask forgiveness
ask away I don't have to listen.
Tell em nothing personal its only business.

Tell em bout the A.O.A
Tell em bout the Bay State
City on the Hill, Title City get it every day.

Tell em how there made from clay.
Tell em how Im winning either way.
These boys think there like me? psst yea O.K!

Who you with? Whats your name? What you saying? boy
can’t tell were different, what your claiming? what you thinking? boy.

Now I'm on a mission, but There isn’t really competition.
lay it down and give you all the pieces, all the reasons why its.

Hook: All eyes on me

Breakdown:

whatever the case may be….


Been patiently waiting for the opportunity to go nuts/
but peanut allergies, cause fatalities
buts thats no reason why I should ever have to think to hold myself back.

Thinking back to rocking jerseys. Now thats a throwback.

Lil told me I have these artist worried, like a spot on there T i’m here to stain the game like curry, you know my

flow is so flawless, i’m making them nauseous.

wait i’m gonna get back to that…

Like a text from your ex, she's thinking she wants to get back.

cause looking back, she picked the wrong nigga now she knows that.

Train says AOA is gonna change the game,
and hip hop in MA is mine just sign my name on the line.

I guess time shows you get more, when your never complacent
and hard work beats talent, when talent wants to sit waiting.

over nights in the banks days working security…
thinking how that life is fine, its just not made for me…

Success wasn't an option, always the destination..
So round of applause for all my past bitches hating!



All lies gone free
all hands are free
all test can be
to hard to leave
to hard to see
all life we seek
all love is key
all eyes on fleek
whatever that means we rep mass with class its
All eyes on me..
Track Name: Caution
Caution.

Caution, Caution

proceed in our space boys with caution!

I hear a lot of boyz talking let me pause them

So many boys turn to birds so they squawking

I've heard men chat more then women do.

I've seen men blow a check, on some shoes.

I've seen boys lie and swear then telling truth.

See when I call these boys birds I got prof!

So tell me if you like,I can name some names...

I know how you all like to play your games...

Though I'm I'm the type to go and kill the wave!

Yea We gonna keep 100 today.

We gonna keep it 100 boy either way.

We gonna live it up wherever, name the place.

We gonna get it no matter, the time or date.

See I'm always making moves no time to waste."

Catch me downtown nine zero kimpton

Catch me, in booth with Dolo whiles he spinning

Catch on the radio in rotation.

Catch me in the A.O.A Rep the Nation


Stopping , you boys stopping

We're gonna get it while you boys sit gawking

Were gonna get it today no other option.

So proceed in our space with some caution.












Hook:

Caution, Caution

proceed in our space boys with caution!

I hear a lot of boyz talking let me pause them

So many boys turn to birds so they squawking

We up, were way up!

Talking from a distance, think there sounding tough

We up, were way up!

Tried ignoring boys but were heard enough.


Verse:

Were up, were way up!

Tried ignoring but boys were heard enough.

Im feeling myself its so obnoxious.

i’m going 30 for 30 curry I promise

So don’t you worry about me fam Im on it.

See i’m not worried about beats lil is on it.

See i’m not worried about the mitches who are talking.

See i’m not worried about fake niggas who talking.



So whose the last dude who came out of Boston?

whose the last niggas name? Not important!

Put the yield sign up, slow motion

Going measure for measures like I'm scoring

Im bar for bar, straight crawling

I'm going shot for shot and alcoholic

Flow for Flow, of going off this.

Going body for body, so now there cautious


See King rebeh always moving weight

Lil's in the gym lifting two days

DC in the gym doing legs.

when I say the fams locked, I don't play.

They say the have a dream, I only see the sleep.

They say there champs but I don't see a ring.

I'm seeing troops but I don't see a king.

I see all these things, but I don't see your team!

Hook:
Track Name: They Say
Pre Hook:
the got heat, they got beats, there on Fire
they got Green, they got trees, there so high up.
There low key, tryna see whose around them
No surprise that these teams there just lying.

Do they know...
Do they really want to know how the flow is so tight.
Do they really want to know why a niggas top flight
Do they really want to know what went down just last night


All the nights it took to finally find my sound.
All the nights that I was up while you laid down.
All the nights I was stuck in the studio,
all the nights when I couldn't let the pen go.
Same damn nights when you couldn't let the booty go…

When you think about it shits not complicated,
I put in work every night now I Graduated Kanye!
trying to tell me that I'm overrated.
psh! yea okay, No talking no debating.
See all the boys about the celebration
I rep the A.O.A trying to show the nation
when it comes to the work niggas always waiting.
Till I drop a new hit then the conversation goes like…

Pre hook.
the got heat, they got beats, there on Fire
they got Green, they got trees, there so high up.
There low key, tryna see whose around them
No surprise that these teams there just lying.

Cause Im...

Hook:
23. 24. 34. 30 curry. Chefin, Chefin,

Your boy is up to something.
Damn were ballin, we ball out we don't care whose around,
Timeless classics.
But do they know how it goes down!

All they really care about is what it takes to get by.
All they really care about is what it takes to get high
All they really care about is what it takes to look fly
Se all these boys care about...Wait, wait

Got damn I'm bout to own this
damn im bout to own this.
See I caught that motion
Now I got that potion
Damn I cant get off track
Damn I cant get off track
let these haters lay back
and let dolo replay that
See now.



All the nights it took to finally find my sound.
All the nights that I was up while you laid down.
All the nights I was stuck in the studio,
all the nights when I couldn't let the pen go.
Same damn nights when you couldn't let the booty go…

Pre hook.
the got heat, they got beats, there on Fire
they got Green, they got trees, there so high up.
There low key, tryna see whose around them
No surprise that these teams there just lying.

Hook:
23. 24. 34. 30 curry. Chefin, Chefin,

Your boy is up to something.
Damn were ballin, we ball out we don't care whose around,
Timeless classics.
But do they know how it goes down!

Verse 3

I tried to, Oh lord i tried to
Warn them how I do, told them I don't lose
I tried to, Oh lord I tried to
warn them how i do, told them I don't lose.

Got damn I'm bout to own this
damn im bout to own this.
See I caught that motion
Now I got that potion
Damn I cant get off track
Damn I cant get off track
let these haters lay back
and let dolo replay that
See now.

All the nights it took to finally find my sound.
All the nights that I was up while you laid down.
All the nights I was stuck in the studio,
all the nights when I couldn't let the pen go.
Same damn nights when you couldn't let the booty go…

Pre hook.
the got heat, they got beats, there on Fire
they got Green, they got trees, there so high up.
There low key, tryna see whose around them
No surprise that these teams there just lying.

Hook:
23. 24. 34. 30 curry. Chefin, Chefin,

Your boy is up to something.
Damn were ballin, we ball out we don't care whose around,
Timeless classics.
But do they know how it goes down...
Track Name: Dynasty
Dynasty

Do they know that oppression leaves an impression.
Do they know that impressions , teach a lesson.
Do they know that the lesson breed us to weapons.
Do they know that aggression stems from protection.
Oppression gave me natural selection.
built an obsession with Smith and Weston

Heart is ready, Head is steady, Pockets Heavy.
All he wanted was to find his sanction.
The struggle taught him how to count his blessings

He didn't choose it he was born in this situation
He started losing he was lost from his education.
He started moving, so the boys in blue got well acquainted.
His mind polluted, pops gone no father fig, influence.

So whats a young one to do with it,
Real world problems, abusing him
all the build up diluting him.
everybody's approved of him, just a failure.

with the rap sheet well fitted, his actions tailored
they say he should just lay down,
They say his life is gone now,
wait up, oh no.




Hook:
See we don't lay down no we don't give up, don't know how you mean?
See we don't play around no, the real is all we trust, don't know how you mean?
See we don't stay bound no through the limit we cut don't know how you mean?
Don’t know how you mean…
No one is stop me.

Verse:
A 9-5ver
no longer a supplier
looking to climb higher,
working hard a survivor.
thinking his girl’s a buyer
he would ask but she's a lier
now the situations dire, soul is filled with fire.
heart hits the ground.
life just holds him down. lost in all the sound
culture keeps him bound. Eyes just seem to glaze.

he cannot find a way.

head down cant see his face.
reaching for heavens gates.
looking for help he prays.


Cause he didn't choose it; he was born in this situation.
He started losing he was lost from his education.
He started moving, so the boys in blue got well acquainted.
his mind polluted; he was gone off his reservation. So whats a young one to do with it,
Real world problems, abusing him
all the build up diluting him.
everybody's approved of him, just a failure.

with the rap sheet well fitted, his actions tailored
they say he should just lay down, They say his life is gone now,
wait up, oh no.

Hook:
See we don't lay down no we don't give up, don't know how you mean?
See we don't play around no, the real is all we trust, don't know how you mean?
See we don't stay bound no through the limit we cut don't know how you mean?
Don’t know how you mean…
No one is stop me.

Verse3:
He’s feet now hit the pavement
all he sees is hatred,
Each color has there placement.
Even gender is weighted.

No longer having patience.
waiting is overrated
chances are only taking
So heres his chance for greatness.
So he’s off to the races.
his spirit is now elated
His heart now reinstated.
His passion is mistaken.
The beast inside has risen
Now some people are shaking,
The hustles now awaken with the moves he's making

He was born for this situation.
He had to do it he was done with all the aggravation.
He had to show them that there words would never keep him beaten
He had to prove is, so his actions were his conservation.

So whats a young one to do with it,
When Real problems, abuse him
and all the build up dilutes him. and
everybody's approved of him, just a failure.

with the rap sheet well fitted, his actions tailored
there mad he didn't lay down, They hate his life is good now,
I told you, oh no.

Hook:
See we don't lay down no we don't give up, don't know how you mean?
See we don't play around no, the real is all we trust, don't know how you mean?
See we don't stay bound no through the limit we cut don't know how you mean?
Don’t know how you mean…
No one is stop me.
Track Name: Nah Mean
My flow is so flawless
making them dance like they nauseous

These Girls just be all wet,
She saw the Bed Bath and Beyond it.

My pen is so lawless
I just be killing these authors.

I be so heartless
I don’t take these artist hostage

I just put bodies in coffins, leave the place spotless
Im taking every precaution

I got the safe house in Boston
I got the safe house in Huston

Who are you niggas accusing?
Lyrically I just abuse them

you are not meant for this music
I am the King and ill prove it.

Hook:

Im the real MVP in this scene, Hands free Naw mean?

Im the real one… Got my Home boys saying WaGwan son!
Naw Mean?

When I roll up through the piece
everybody wanna know whose he? thats Z
Naw Mean?

MVP up in this bitch Im the only one making these hits
Naw mean? Naw Mean?

Im the real one… Got my home girl saying Jah feel son
Naw mean?

Verse 2:

Im in the home office,
Hold all my calls I’m not talking.

Im going through offers,
taking a look at these commas

I just be ballin
Im well aquatinted with Spalding

Damn I keep telling these artist
Proceed in my Space with some caution

Im just about to be off this
These niggas pausing,
These niggas bout to be Orphans

I always keep it 100%
My sound is lossless
Im not gon give you a portion

This is just Natural Selection
This is the sound of perfection

So Help me G-D give me a Blessing
Im tired of teaching these lessons.

Hook.

I let them keep talking
I don’t make any excuses

Im going to Boss it
I find these boys so amusing

My haters be salty
Flick of the wrist Mama’s Sausage

I was just chosen
Name another before me.

Hook.
Track Name: TiTLE CiTY
Title City

Verse 1:

I flick the switch up
its time to move, its time to go, its time to Re UP
Im push to go, I'm in my zone I'm fucking beast mode
You singing snitch, that oh oh Bitch I'm going beast mode, like Stich from Lilo.

I tried to let them know / I tried to let them know
No yellow birds up on my street I'm fucking animal!
Im on a music run / I only just begun
the man to beat, I'm on a streak and I'm the only one!
Im feeling #1 / these MA Rappers done
there looking at me, feeling snappy, like “ he's got it son”
They know i got it son / they know i get it done.
your on the porch, I found my force, Bitch I'm Obi wan.

Yea boy you know I found my flow.
I hit the verse I made them hurt I Be ballin pro.

The City On The Hill the A.O.A is all I know.
Showing love for my city across the globe.
oh you better know better…

Hook:

If your tryna keep up with me know better.
And If your tryna come to beat me know better.
And if you think you can out show me know better.
better know better, better know better.

oh i oh i oh i got the city riding with me know better.
if you think your gonna beat me know better.
Take the title city better know better.

Verse: 2

I let em speak though
I let em post I let them tweet they talking teeth bro.
face to face there vocal tone be fucking tweaked tho.
Im looking at them like there rapping fucking weak bro
your futures bleak bro.

I tell them idc / I tell em idc.
these rappers swear there on there grind we don't know how you mean?
we don't know how you mean / the team is all i see.
Besides the pics sent by your chick, man i don't see a thing.
Trophies and a ring / trophies and a ring
caught a case and beat the stakes, now my record clean!
Now my record clean / its time to party meme!
Had a vision of this view now we made the dream…

Im on another level
put my foot down on the gas and haven't left the pedal.

Im racing toward the finish you know I got to win the medal.
Reaching level after level after level.
oh you better know better…

hook

Verse 3:

I cant be beat bro.
I made the tape and mixed it down just in a week flow
Got lil beat up on my album time to reload.
Told my girl she got that body look like j Lo
Girls Ven conmigo!

Im bout to hit the road / Im bout to hit the road
They gonna play this on the radio, form cost to cost.
not only cost to cost / not only cost to cost.
im bout to rep the city put them on the fucking globe.
show them how we roll / show them how we roll.
The city on the hill, the A.O.A show them how we roll.
Trophies and a ring / Trophies and a ring
its only right i say it twice its all the city sees.

I just cant take it slow
I hit the ground running now I'm just feenin for more.

the Title cities on the move, running for the Gold.
Before you step inside the city, you better know!
yea you better know better…

pre hook
hook.