Floodgates

by Sankofa

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  • Floodgates CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    One Floodgates CD, containing the 7 digital tracks and two PHYSICAL ONLY tracks. In addition to the CD, there will be a digital download and a sticker of the album artwork.

    **Each purchase will count as two entries into the custom shoe drawing.**

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1.
This is that Ice-T, Ice Cube, put you in a foul mood You against the world forever when the sounds move The getting it done what they’re never getting around to The breaking down their heros, leaving them in a clown suit The pedestal smashing anthem pumping the volume Bigger they are, the better chances for a tall tomb Pine boxes extending them with an accordian But then again, I rarely go to war my friend I am the form of formidable wrath, more to bend Mordecai forming a forge inside his source of zen I hit them with that, causing foes to wither away Lost amongst the dust, a monster with his prey Conjuring decay inside the mouth of Trojan horses Too busy sharpening my blade to ever pose for portraits The arsonist with art to spray I am my own endorsement Keep your paid partnership, I came to scorch them I don’t need extrinsic motivators to stay sharp The rhyming beast who flies beneath the hypest radar So you can keep your props, Jesus pieces, Yeezy drops Tear away your cheap facade walk to me with knees that knock Tapping at the pearly gates early Saint Peter’s napping So keep toying with the thought that beef with me could happen It’s downhill from here, no need to feel scared I leave your body of work rolling in that wheelchair No breaks, Kurtis Blow never existed Donate every part you paid to this clique By and large, I’m known for bringing you the fire bars Bump this in your whip, soon you’re piloting a flying car Lungs exude the mist that’s taking all your oxygen All of the gossip but soon to call the cops again The Nostradmus apocalypse, I am loss of limb Colossal mausoleum filler villain, dropping in I don’t jostle for position, I am me So many irons in the fire, made the fire flee There is no rivalry, I made a world to live inside So sick of fools who never lived get the mission right I’m leaving no survivors, just a song with focused virus Breaking bad and broke the midas, when my flow provideth Vocalizing prose of guidance to the folk who find remains Who reconvene in hideaways upon the higher planes Each rhyme arranged to hit specific targets, note them well Some roll the dice with hope yet never had a soul to sell Patrol the edges of shadows inside of camouflage Abandon all the plans you had, and stack a grand of gauze From here to Panama, hear the panic and San applause Clear enhancement of present danger, blaze them and ramble off Prepare the burial plot, thickened with the drone’s buzz I’m leaving microphones crushed until my bones rust
2.
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3.
JON?DOE: Escape into the cosmos osmosis rocketships Swan dive into the black hole, Cock the pits Fingerfuck a fig newton's fagrfignugen Hitlerjugen groovin at a bar with Rick Rubin Saying who wants what? Whenever JON busts Sacrifice Gretel's brother- make ya put your Hans up Crush the hulk- Giant as Andre in a dulo Sicker shit than wipe and finding sangre in your culo You know,, the Sassenach who became the Kwisatz Haderach Shady in the streets of Shadar Logoth with a dagger cocked Aftermath of an afterthought- check tha pen mark Bloody fingers reaching in the tank where they swim sharks Just a bit of grimdark sins ark covenant Nothing scary as when free men heart government Lost sense of self burn the house that God bet on Serpent as the me that though shall not tread on Vaqueros usando pantalones de su madre Shut the shoji, sweating to the oldies on a spa day Engaged in a menage, double fisting my own schism I masturbate, ejaculate over the rhythm Then lay there basking in doubt and self pity Will nobody embark on this joust through hell with me? Sancho on his mule to my Man of la Mancha Bastard of Bolton spittin stanzas Stark as Sansa We don’t come to rock mics, we mutilate them Inhuman cadence strutting up inside of suit of razors The two to blaze abrasively, take some paces fast Before the remains of your DNA and traits are smashed Sankofa: I want people to succeed, you’re insecure they’ll overtake you Leave you behind, as they’re racing by to break through Stewing inside of the hate, steadily marinating Tearing at the walls, the very ones you barricade in A barracuda with a taste for the weaker flesh And from your pedestal it’s kind of hard to reconnect Cheating death is your finest art it just cost your soul Accosted lost inside a caustic coffin, lost control The frost corrodes the circuitry as tempers start to shorten Impossible to rise and shine inside the darkest morning Reciting tropes inside a lion’s throat, the parchment morbid Conniving folks stroll with eyes exposed to mark the forfeit Sawdust caught inside the flashlight as sargents storm in Far from normal, the shark is circling, his heart immortal To carve an ornament the taxidermist dorsal fin Smash and grab, dashing past the last to stack some sort of win I’m writing raps on paper hidden in frozen envelopes Patrick Ewing, set to ruin rappers, trauma dose Far from human, I barbeque them with arson phrases Char your reputation ‘til your city’s carbon dated The martial artist marksman embarking into the darkest corners Phar Lap to sarlacc, my tarnished heart’s enormous I’m the slaughter reaper, onomatopoeia Leaving heads nodding at your wake like water skiers, got to re up
4.
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Reminded of the times I loved what they were putting out And then the cliff arrived, precipitous, it took it down I told myself to hold the L and learn the lesson well A testament the test of time, I hope to stretch and swell A toast to those who started the fire within my soul Began the head nod, and pressed on, delivered gold Divvied up my time between bumping the varieties Way before the high speed and piracies arrived to breach My life degree from living where I have, changing up Strange enough I found my home in Fort Wayne, so raise a cup Portray the life I’ve observed, lead and heard about Weighing smiles against henchmen with a furtive frown Spurn the clowns, unburdened by a need to pretend I’d keep my circle small than seek a demon’s befriend My words are my adhesive, my receipts are then penned Register my voice on beats that keep me peaceably zen Until then, I’mma keep on this see saw Rocking back and forth my rapping forges beyond the weak pawns In Tetons from hee haw, I’mma keep on this see saw I try to stay approachable for cats that seek to reach me This isn’t chasing bucks, we’re making stuff completely The foundation based on mutual respect My pharmaceutical is musical you can bet I use allusion with an A in front it just to run a bit It’s fun to riff, but sometimes I wonder if Someone can follow breadcrumbs that I laid Before the acid rain cascade takes them away It’s kind of grim, but that’s the state of mind I’m in No time for being passive, give the wax a final spin From violin to vinyl, I am chomping at the bit Seance within a crypt, feeling lost, begin to slip If this is it, thank you. I was here And if I’m gone, my voice still is living in your ear The older that I get, the more insomnia creeps I keep thinking about the things I can’t control in my sleep Until then, I’mma keep on this see saw Rocking back and forth my rapping forges beyond the weak pawns In Tetons from hee haw, Until then, I’mma keep on this see saw Nostalgia’s cadence is my drug of choice An amalgamation of the monkey’s claws upon my back plus a rugged voice So when I hear something less than fresh, I take offense And lack of effort will never be straight to make amends The bond I hold is sacred it’s like I took an oath To cripple players running games with a crooked coach The Himalayas what I’m aiming with with flavor lore I’ve made progress with thoughts and stay to make some more I play a role called me, it keeps my life simple No Paladin of alibis that under lights shrivel Don’t have time to bend to whims, it’s too submissive Can’t even find a standard pose that I can use in pictures So I resort to smiling with my crooked grin Even if it’s honest, I hate the way it looks again I treat compliments like bullets and start dodging them Even though I should say thank you and move on again
5.
I see these walls trying to buddy up, closing in Stuck inside the gutter of this bloody rut with frozen limbs Approachable claustrophobia topical slowly staggers In a treadmill of wet cement, indented, growing backwards I never seem to make it further than my dreams can ever show Severed toes festering, half stepping, breath bereft of hope Left a note for the future version of myself inside of a time capsule Disguised as a box of asbestos, left my mind frazzled Kind of fragile in the days of the cliches where the beast preys Too big for britches when is he’s rocking in those pee jays sleep deprived, depraved, the fight inside with slicing blades Twice awakened to the sounds of tires trying to find a place My hideaway surrounded by choppers mosquito buzzing buzzards Accepting lowest offers, noone prospers, a land that suffers Safety in numbers but the timer’s clicking backwards faster That amazing split got traded with a pick for half cadavers I’m not paranoid, I’m careful, watching plans unfold beneath me Biding time, carving crevices in old graffiti Regarded nemesis lightly might be my soul is leaking My heart is venomous, nightly psyche a fold that’s seeping Nurses reading charts, possibly written in Arabic Sick is the narrative depicted, pick a slick comparison Offering awful offertories, the tithe impossible Imperative the gospel of groveling, still inoperable A domino effect that’s wrecking everything I ever touched Jagged cans of laughter the passage where festered effort was Screaming death to rust my battle cry from this bleeding throat Leaking hope at every turn, I’m squirming and the sheet is soaked Indeed, it’s so, I reconvene the demons of my past and seek a vote Walk amongst my frozen ghosts and note it’s three below From grief alone the tears spilled race to meet the floor Fear builds a platter of my heart to feed this beast of war A ceaseless march rendering hearts to powder, skies are cloudy Salvador Dali upon my Rolex, time is drowning Finding fountains of youth, pursuit evaporated Santa Claus, claws digging deep into a sack of sadists My funeral procession marching on with black cicadas They leave the shell of me behind on trees in cracking statements No affidavits or statements of praise, just laughs and hatred The trap I made it myself, paint it with fascination Raising my casket with a chipped glass to capture favors Cutting lips, leaving suffering, within a fractured angel Assassins gather round and trade their anecdotes Panic grows, feeding on my manic nature, and it shows Tried to take my shot, the camera froze, I disappear Soul the coldest upholding crying with my frigid tears No bridge in here, just an island asylum I’m hiding in I’m fighting this fire like it’s life and limb
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7.
Deaf from gunfire, promised them the hereafter Infidels and tinsel sell sincere the fear factor Between utterances you can see their sneers captured Regret the only thing I hold inside this clear chapter I stay calm, sitting upon a throne of napalm Watching the world burn around me, it won’t take long I levitate above the fray my acid rain falls Quenching thirsts turn to agony's insane squalls A bag of grief that sloshes, tubing needle to the vein A blurry vision of the fight, I see it through the flames A circus prison has arrived, it might behoove to claim Started as a world at war but only two remain It's Romulus and Remus, maybe it is Cain and Abel Sacrificing everything they ever loved to claim the faithful The fall from grace, blade perched upon the altar waits A shade worse than apocalypse they brawl with rage Conveyor belts shift the dead as they are hauled away Twitching on the belt, incinerators call the maimed No holiday or respite victory's the only way The fallen cascade into trenches, open graves Deaf from gunfire, promised them the hereafter Infidels and tinsel sell sincere the fear factor Between utterances you can see their sneers captured Regret the only thing I hold inside this clear chapter Twisted metal lock swinging from a broken cage The joker plays his house of cards so proud with poker face Hope decays becoming festered in the jaws of life Atrocity lobotomized piranhas gnaw the plights A numbing essence cloaking everything I once believed A feel the flames start to lick my feet from underneath I'm not above I am in it cause I made it all The 8th day I sat and wondered why the fatal call From cradle to the grave engraved with all the names they gave me Every holy palace in my homage drove me crazy The bloviating staking claims on my behalf in here It took more than snakes and apples to craft an atmosphere The verse and chapter divisive, makers of new ways The third days the hoorays the rock and rollers crusades A new drug for the mute to crave and watch the bruises spread A kingdom awaiting suicide, the righteous choosing death Deaf from gunfire, promised them the hereafter Infidels and tinsel sell sincere the fear factor Between utterances you can see their sneers captured Regret the only thing I hold inside this clear chapter

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You ever get to that place where music makes you want to take on the world and leave behind a globe of rubble? This is that music.

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released August 20, 2021

Produced by DJ Matty Lite
Sankofa writes the rhymes that he says
JON?DOE appears c/o Indie Pennant Records
DJ Navin Johnson appears c/o Three Hexagons Studios
Mixed by Scott Stallone
Mastered by Peter Humphreys

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