The Grind

from Don't Look Now by Zero Star

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Around the time I wrote this song, I really started to feel like I was connecting on everything I was trying to say, every time I wrote. That's the best feeling in the world.


What do you know about that? I have a very strong knowledge about that. I know what it is like to lose things you didn't want to lose, so it can be confusing. I may have not been sober when I wrote this, but I said it with a sober heart. Time moves very fast. If you look at the sun directly you could go blind. You have to realize that you can't live in the past. I had to cut back on the amount of drinking I was doing, because it was causing destructive behavior. In poor neighborhoods, lots of black kids grow up wanting to play basketball. If you get caught in a situation police will surround you and force you to surrender. Once you surrender they will not treat you nicely. Drug dogs will sniff your vehicle until they find what they are looking for. So, watch out for that. You can't allow yourself to move backwards if you want to move forward. When you are young you think you have everything figured out. But, life doesn't always go how you want it to go. You've only been clocked in for one minute and now you are counting down the time until you get off work. Your new year's resolution was to start working out. But, you don't have time for that, because you have to go sell drugs real quick. Criminals talk to each other in code. You must do whatever you can to avoid bad situations.

Time continues to move repeatedly, never stopping.

You would like to move up in the world, but you have to learn patience. You sell drugs and you have lots of customers. Someone helped you out when you were just starting out. Now you are near the highest level. You want to get a really nice vehicle, now that you can afford one. Your girl doesn't know what you are into, so when she comes home asking how your day was, you pretend everything is just fine. You don't stress much because you are never sober. You are actually a pretty depressed individual. But, still since you have new acquired wealth you shower your girlfriend in flowers. You are an atheist. You may die soon, but you won't acknowledge it. You think about money so much you barely have time to sleep. On the day you finally died you decided you were gonna go legit, but it was too late.


from Don't Look Now, track released July 5, 2011
lyrics by Karrio Ballard
produced by Jon Rogers


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Zero Star Columbus, Ohio

My last bio was type wack, so now I gotta write some fly shit about myself in order to get you believe I'm indeed the professional dope move buster I claim to be. One day I woke up like oh shit I know Kung fu. After taking out around 1200 agents at once I flew to outer space and came back enlightened like a mothafucka. After that day, it's never been the same. How's that for fly shit? ... more

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