The Amazing Tekyuman

from by DJ Baba James

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Hip Hop meets an Asante Tekyuman beat. Ghana meets USA in Seattle, WA. Clever lyrics, Voice, music and beats by DJ Baba James. Asante drumming by Yaw Amponsah.


Aliens send to me the mothership
I need to take a trans-galactic trip
My soul's grown tired of all the oil and cash
I want to fly to the sun and use no gas

Nautilus Captain Nemo send her to me
I want to go 10, 000 leagues under the sea
It's time I made my life aquatic
Because living on land is not doing it for me

Solution for putting a stop to wars
Shift violence to reverse take a new course
Pay builders of bombs in kind not cash
Demolish with their products weapons plants

Conflict would be better simplified
With musical competitions we could decide
Victory would not got to who can kill well
But to whoever makes the music that's most beautiful

If there can't be dance what purpose revolution?
We need some fresh grooves and we need evolution
Coelacanth's dance in imagination
Cyanophyta is my inspiration

Life's a free and subtle phenomenon
Happening everywhere and in everyone
Infinite in number are the possibilities
Every moment possesses new opportunities

I want to live
The life I want to live
I want to fly
beyond the sky

I want to see
The depths of the sea
I want to touch
The stars that gave birth to me


from Beats for Venus, released February 13, 2015
Written, performed, recorded and produced by DJ Baba James. Asante drumming by Yaw Amponsah.

Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in NYC

Photos by Mohini Patel Glanz

An OPL Funketabla production.



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Combining smart danceable Hiplife grooves with Bollywood filigrees, DJ Baba James writes love songs about nachos.

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