The Calling

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Hilltop Hoods are an Australian hip hop group, which formed in 1987 in Adelaide, South Australia. The group's members are Suffa (Matt Lambert), MC Pressure (Daniel Smith), and DJ Debris (Barry Francis) – fellow founder, DJ Next (Ben Hare), had left in 1999. The group released its first extended play, Back Once Again, in 1997 and have subsequently released six studio albums, three DVDs and a "restrung" version of the 2006 album, The Hard Road. Three of their albums have peaked at number one on the ARIA Albums Charts: The Hard Road, State of the Art (2009) and Drinking from the Sun (2012). Two tracks have reached the top 10 on the related ARIA Singles Chart, "Chase That Feeling" (2009) and "I Love It" featuring Sia (2011). more »


Year:
2004
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Verse One â?? Pressure
For many years I was seeking asylum, in the bleakest environments,
Rhyme possessed me, while many started speaking retirement,
So as I rose they all fell in the fashion of yelling and trashing,
For what it's worth there was no quelling the passion,
Their love was dead, I was writing papes but getting f*ck all said,
So I polished my shit until my knuckles bled,
Treading thin ice and all I caught were chills,
Sacrifices were appetisers, mics instead of meals,
This hand was mine, so I played it until I made it expand my mind,
And burned my name into the sands of time,
Then rhyme gave me strength to less avail,
Got used to these backstabbers, so now I sleep on a bed of nails,
I never fail, but turning tides are moving too slow,
I swam the depths of every ocean just to prove I could flow,
So from the cradle to the grave, turntable to Holy Father,
I swear I didn't slit my wrists I got the hip-hop stigmata.

Chorus
You got to pray to hip-hop almighty,
We bless the microphone nightly,
Open up the lyric from inside me,
It's our calling that's why we say,
You got to pray to hip-hop almighty,
We bless the microphone nightly,
Open up the lyric from inside me,
It's our calling that's why we sayâ?¦

Verse Two â?? Suffa
This be calling, we could never be fake,
Thanks to hip-hop I got a bed in every state,
And without it I'd roam the city with no purpose,
Without the underground I'm a clown without circus,
I flip verses, you feeling me, abilities,
My currency with which I buy credibility,
Facilities were built, just to be torn down,
Till the wheels fall off, and my pencils all worn down,
Till death comes to collect his debt, I'll wreck the set,
When heads check in retrospect, I'll get respect
'cause I did what I was called to do,
It's hip hop, I did it all for you
We true to this, got clout on turntables getting played,
We doing this without a label not getting payed
So from the cradle to the grave, microphone to retirement home
I'll be on stage; I'll never leave the rhyme alone.

Chorus
You got to pray to hip-hop almighty,
We bless the microphone nightly,
Open up the lyric from inside me,
It's our calling that's why we say,
You got to pray to hip-hop almighty,
We bless the microphone nightly,
Open up the lyric from inside me,
It's our calling that's why we sayâ?¦
Verse Three â?? Suffa & Pressure
Either we're all out, or we're all in,
And if we fall out, then we're all falling,
It's the calling; it's what I hear in my sleep,
It's that shiver up my spine when I'm feeling the beat,
It's that fear of defeat, the need to better myself,
It's the culture; it's not about spreading the wealth,
It's forgetting the time when you're perfecting a rhyme,
It's every drop of sweat that I shed getting mine.

Chorus
You got to pray to hip-hop almighty,
We bless the microphone nightly,
Open up the lyric from inside me,
It's our calling that's why we say,
You got to pray to hip-hop almighty,
We bless the microphone nightly,
Open up the lyric from inside me,
It's our calling that's why we sayâ?¦

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Written by: BARRY FRANCIS, MATTHEW LAMBERT, DANIEL SMITH

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