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by Dan-e-o

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Exclusive to Bandcamp, this is a collection of songs that can be found on a variety of mixtapes including DJ Law presents The Art of Lyricism: Dan-e-o's Finest, The Bakery, ReMakin' and Return To The Classics.


released July 31, 2007


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Dan-e-o Toronto, Ontario

Veteran lyricist, Dan-e-o dropped his debut single "Dear Hip Hop" in 1996. It is widely considered a Canadian Hip-Hop classic.

And while he has followed it up with numerous albums, mixtapes and singles (all available on Bandcamp), he is now celebrating the 20 year milestone of his debut single with the new album "Dear Hip Hop: 20 Years Later".

Order it from URBNET Records now!
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Track Name: Dear Hip Hop (Return To Sender)
Dear Hip Hop, what did we do wrong?
It's like my heart stops with every new song
And now I'm in the fog, working through the pain
'Cause if I lose you dog, what will I gain?

Dear Hip Hop, what did I do to earn this letter?
I turned the envelope over, it read "return to sender"
I thought due to our history, I'd be deserving better
An earnest defender against any worthless contender
Feeling anxiety as the package sit beside me
My eyes defying me, this stamp is from the middle nineties
I made some noise with this official statement
And held my ground the way I put it down like an initial payment
I thought this shit was sacred, you stripped like chicks who's naked
Of what's sophisticated in all of your hits that's made it
Disrespected and desecrated, no warnings heeded
I mailed you soul, you didn't have the heart to read it?
We must depart, depleted of any hope that my mission ain't got defeated
Have fun being a pop elitist
Top of the charts, I see this
I would've carried on your name, but now I've cause to be ashamed like an aborted fetus


Dan-e-o, don't feel downtrodden or derailed
Your mission is something I'd never wanna see fail
God, I hope you get this e-mail
This industry's imprisoned me, this whole system might as well be jail
Yeah, they captured me on TV and radio
But what made you think to find me, that'd be the place to go?
In Japan, they still breaking and graf bombing
DJ'n, beatboxing to start a clash rhyming
But where you're from, look at the class I'm in
It's such a crass climate, abusing me and creating cash giants
It ain't even new school, it's after school detention
'Cause in history class, these new cats ain't paid attention
Thank God they came with YouTube
'Cause how television be representing ain't keeping it true dude
Stay online, we'll travel this portal together
Immortal forever, I'd never ignore your letter

Track Name: Lancecape feat. Dan-e-o - Rene Costy (Face To Face)
You got a problem with a nigga, don't tweet about it
You calling me out? I shouldn't have to read about it
Bitch just step up, and get put in your place
Man, I'm old school nigga, we can do this live and face to face

Wow, that's how you stay? Okay bitch bring it
Nobody impressed by your online dick swinging
You're no business man, ain't suited to tie with vintage Dan
Get your picture cam, Instagram the way that I twist ya fam
How you coming harder when you fully soft?
Crazy glue condom niggaz never pull it off
Crews I'm disassembling, representing like emblems
More venom in verses than Canibus, plus I remember them
Now, the sky's the limit just for weak niggaz
I'm walking on these clouds, you nothing but feet ticklers
Toast ya then feed to ya to roaches, ain't close to feelin' ya
What happened to battlin'? Best you got is social media?


Move, eviction time, get your place took
You ain't gotta like it, I didn't post it on Facebook
Retire chap, you in dire crap, if you try to scrap
With this guy that rap dirty like drag racer tire flaps
You, only Twitter tough, your whole system's fake
You made it crystal clear, I make it Crystal Lake
Swingin' for fences, I'm vicious, relentless
Crazy with sickly intentions when flippin' each sentence that quickly gets mentioned
Dude, I'm plenty live, I'll rock anytime
Ain't need no validation from your top 25
That ain't a diss, I'm just saying it's plain they missed
Heroic heinous amazingness from Black Danther, raise your fists!


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