Meet Naomi Watanabe, Japan’s Boundary-Breaking Funny Girl

It’s a bright, sunny morning in Tokyo when Naomi Watanabe logs on for our video interview, but she doesn’t call in from the hectic set of a television show or a glossy editorial photoshoot like she typically might. Much like the rest of the world, the superstar comedian, actress and model is currently curled up on her couch in her living room. Fresh-faced and wearing a cozy black sweatshirt, at-home Watanabe appears far removed from her stylish, offbeat public persona: the boisterous, colorful jokester who has tickled Japan’s funny bone for the past decade.

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But as the conversation progresses, she occasionally shares a ridiculous real-life anecdote (one, about a wacky father-son duo she encountered once at an airport, whose beer can-stuffed luggage cartoonishly exploded during TSA screening, sounds primed for an SNL sketch). As she relays these hysterical personal stories, her eyes twinkle mischievously and her voice bursts into an uncontrollable, gasping laugh that’s as infectious as it is effervescent. Ah, there she is.

Watanabe had a fairly tough upbringing, an experience that perhaps first sparked the 32-year-old performer’s desire for comedic escape. Born to a Taiwanese mother and Japanese father, her dad left when she was in elementary school. She was raised by a single mom in Ibaraki, located about an hour northeast of bustling Tokyo, where she grew up relatively poor. As a teenager, she started working at a family-style restaurant in lieu of going to high school. But, as she wistfully dreamt of a life in show business while waiting tables, she never lost her sense of humor: She taught herself how to dance like the pop stars she saw on TV, found consolation in the sketch comedians she watched on Japanese variety shows and delighted in making her friends laugh with her wild antics and skillful impersonations (called monomane) of the everyday people around her.

After a few years, Watanabe decided it was time to get serious about comedy. So, she saved up some money, quit her job, and ran off to Tokyo, where she enrolled at Yoshimoto NSC, a school for comedy. In 2008, when she was just 20 years old, she made her debut on the now-defunct iconic primetime variety show Waratte Iitomo!, where she first gained national attention with her signature celebrity lip-sync impersonations of stars like Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey — but it was a rollicking lip-sync performance of Beyoncé’s “Dreamgirls” and “Crazy in Love” that solidified her stardom. (A diehard Queen Bey fan since she was a teen, the performance eventually led Watanabe to meet her idol during Beyoncé and Solange’s guest appearance on the same show in 2009.)

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“I’ve been doing impersonations ever since I was little,” Watanabe shares. “It just happened naturally. I would just start impersonating the random adults around me. I found it really interesting when people would talk in a unique way. I’d make comedy sketches based on those real-life characters. Obviously, I do Beyoncé and Gaga and others, but I really enjoy impersonating normal everyday people. I get inspiration from the most random encounters.”

With these uncanny celebrity impersonations, elastic facial expressions, and energetic dance routines, Watanabe’s garnered the type of fame and fandom akin to that of a mega-famous pop star. But despite this popularity in Japan’s owarai tarento (“talent of laughter”) scene, her stratospheric ascent was not without its obstacles. As a plus-sized, mixed-race (hafu in Japanese) Millennial woman in a male-dominated industry, Watanabe spent the last ten or so years carving out space for herself in an otherwise restrictive environment. This includes her playful, plus-size-inclusive streetwear line Punyus (the term roughly translates to “chubby” in Japanese). Launched in 2014, she “wanted to create something that doesn’t categorize plus-sized people into just one category or style” — a radical enterprise in “one size fits all” Japan, where thinness is both the standard and the ideal, especially for women.

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With a flagship shop located in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya109 shopping mall, Watanabe, who gets “a lot of comments from people abroad on Instagram,” hopes to eventually expand her self-described “genre-defying” brand overseas, particularly in the West. For now, though, she’s content to send a positive message to others who may feel like they’re not good enough.

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“It’s important to embrace yourself as you are. No one’s perfect, but there are people that don’t realize that still,” Watanabe says. “It’s like, I already love myself, so what’s the issue? There are people who ask me, ‘Why are you wearing a tank top when you’re plus-size? Why are you smiling? Why are you so happy when you’re so big?’ Sometimes I think, ‘Is it so bad that I’m plus-size?’ I want them to know that it’s not like I’m doing these things — like wearing a tank top —because I don’t notice I’m plus-size. I’m doing it because I’ve already embraced it, so why point that out? It’s time for them to get over my ‘flaws’ and grow up and face the fact that them saying these things is their flaw. At the same time, if they do realize that [saying these things] isn’t okay, it means they could possibly be rescued. I’d love to help them get over it.”

Watanabe’s ebullient comedy, enhanced by her self-confidence and eye-catching fashion sense, is starting to attract global fame outside of her native Japan. She’s eager to reach a new audience: “I completely agree that good comedy [is borderless]. My ultimate dream is to become Mr. Bean. But my personal goal as a comedian — and the image I have of an ideal comedian — is someone who enjoys entertaining other people and doing things that other people will have fun with, rather than someone who thinks they’re funny in a narcissistic way.”

Mainstream international recognition may not be far off, as her stint as Kate Spade’s newest global brand ambassador and star of the brand’s joyful spring 2020 campaign indicates. (“It was almost not even a dream, because it wasn’t something I could imagine that would happen — to be the face of a U.S. brand,” she gushes.) In 2019, she appeared in SK-II’s international skincare commercials alongside Western stars James Corden, John Legend, and Chloe Grace Moretz. The same year, she featured as a guest on an episode of Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!, a special season of Netflix’s hit Queer Eye reboot, which saw the Fab 5 take on Tokyo. “It was very educational and happy. All the guys were filled with a lot of love,” she says of her experience on the show.

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The appearance marked a turning point for Watanabe’s international visibility. She recalls that when she returned to New York after the season aired (she currently splits her time between NYC and Tokyo), she began to get recognized on the street more often. “Before, there were a lot of Asians who would recognize and stop me, which was great. But after Queer Eye, lots of non-Asians started talking to me as well. The highlight was when I was on the subway this one time. This girl kept smiling at me, so I was like, ‘Konnichiwa!’ Before she got off, she asked me if I was Naomi Watanabe. The screen of her phone was visible and I took a glance and she had Googled ‘Japanese comedy Queer Eye.’ So, she recognized my face but not my name — but it was still very, very exciting and I was so happy that she even recognized me at all! That moment motivated me to work harder so more people will recognize me and know my name.”

As the most-followed Japanese celebrity on Instagram, a title she holds (as of May 2020) with 9.3 million followers, Watanabe knows the importance of staying connected. Ever since the coronavirus pandemic sent Japan into lockdown, the multi-hyphenate entertainer has been working diligently from home, appearing on Japanese TV programs remotely via video calls. She’s also turned to social media and livestreaming to entertain her followers, even if that means finding humor in the mundane… like making a smoothie for the first time.

“Honestly, I’d never made a smoothie in my whole life,” Watanabe admits, laughing as she explains her decision to livestream the near-hourlong process on Instagram a few weeks ago. “Based on the comments viewers gave me, I had to use my blender, which I hadn’t touched in years! So yeah, I’ve been able to reach more people and have more fun. I definitely feel more connected.”

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Even so, navigating the internet comes with its own set of unique challenges. Most recently, Watanabe has found herself preoccupied with two of the most relatable and pressing pitfalls of social media: misinformation and participation fatigue.

“Not everything you see on social media is true, so you really have to think about which information is correct and start filtering that information on your own,” she warns. “There are a lot of people who get into trouble because of what they say online. The rules are more vague and there are more viewers. Things are changing right now. There’s an overwhelming amount of people [online]. There are constant Instagram livestreams, so many different collaborations… I think everyone’s getting a little tired. We need to start thinking, myself included, about doing things a little differently.”

Watanabe adds that one silver lining of the pandemic is that the global public appears to finally see the true value of the essential workers who staff our hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, and more the world over. “We’ve really defined what each person does for somebody else,” she muses. It’s something she’s found inspiring on both a personal and professional level. It’s also made her think more about her own role in the entertainment industry, and how to best serve the public in times of heightened anxiety: “There’s a special power in laughter and comedy. I think comedians worldwide right now must feel especially good about making people laugh.”

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Most recently, Watanabe has enjoyed connecting with her followers via NAOMI CLUB, her new YouTube channel where she frequently livestreams. The cozy streams offer viewers access to a more intimate version of Watanabe: She often records herself eating home-cooked dinners, video chats with friends (some famous) on a second laptop, performs everyday makeup tutorials and cooks up delicious concoctions right in front of her webcam — all while chatting with fans who post comments in real-time.

“When I do my YouTube livestreams, it makes me happy to think that I’m making viewers happy for those two hours. I’m grateful that even in this difficult situation, I’m able to do this. Sometimes though, I’ll watch certain funny videos and some people do comedy that’s a little sketchy, like making coronavirus-related jokes. I think there’s a very fine line [between] what’s funny and what’s hurtful. I just want to continue doing comedy that makes people feel good.”

And even though not everyone always quite gets the joke, there’s always good future material to be found in the comments section.

There’s “a battle with people who don’t fully understand my comedy yet, but we’re getting there,” Watanabe says. “There are also people who think that the livestream comment space on YouTube is their Twitter account. One person keeps writing, ‘I woke up early today, I’m going to pick up my kids now.’ They’re completely serious and I just find it hilarious. That’s definitely where I get my best inspiration to impersonate somebody.”

Illustration: Rick Tulka

Martha – Heart Is Healing Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The phone was ringing for an hour or so
When I heard your voice in Tokyo say
“Promise you won’t do this anymore”
You’ve always given sound advice
And tried not to catastrophise
But honestly, I couldn’t face the thought

[Chorus]
Of that familiar feeling
When your heart is healing, Theodor
I just keep on running from it all

[Verse 2]
I think I’ll work from home today
I feel like quitting anyway
So, give me nothing ventured, nothing gained
This year blew my world apart
Admin with a broken heart
Last orders at a Kōenji Station bar

[Chorus]
That familiar feeling
When your heart is healing, Theodor
I just keep on running from it all

[Bridge]
It takes a lifetime
To begin to forget
I don’t think I’m ready
I don’t think I’m ready
So painful
Take me back to the start
The stillness of a lonely healing heart

[Outro]
That familiar feeling
When your heart is healing, Theodor
I just keep on running from it all

Kekra – Booska Kira Lyrics

[Refrain] x2
Moving on up, moving on up, moving on up, hey
Moving on up, moving on up, moving on up, han
Ils essaient d’surfer mais n’ont pas d’vibe, yeah
Ils essaient d’surfer mais n’ont pas d’clout, nan

[Couplet unique]
J’suis d’la dark side qui bronze sous la mag-lite
Tu n’as pas d’side donc tu n’peux pas nous fight
Aéroplane, ma famille, je dois les fly
Si tu m’dois d’la maille, n’essaie pas d’chercher les failles
Tu m’verras pas sucer, tu m’verras pas taper de rail
Tu peux m’voir à Dubaï ou à Tokyo comme un samouraï
Tu m’verras pas sucer, tu m’verras pas taper de rail
Tu peux m’voir à Dubaï ou à Tokyo comme un samouraï
Compet’ victime de murder prémédité
Mes six projets, personne les a mérité
J’fais shab, j’les vois as-p arnaquer mes idées
Le feu d’en-bas, j’veux pas pour l’éternité
Garde-le loin, ton succès téléguidé
Je n’fais qu’exister à travers mon vécu, j’vois la Terre s’remplir d’incrédules
J’pense à mes res-frè en cellule qui m’disent de penser qu’au pécule
Qui m’disent que le reste est très nul, que leur temps passe comme une pilule, ouais

[Pré-refrain] x2
f**k ce game, je leur chie d’ssus à vue d’avion
Combien de merdes voudraient qu’on titube mais nous gagnons ?
La même dégaine que Simba à la fin du Roi Lion
La loi du talion, armes de poings, nous manions

[Refrain] x2
Moving on up, moving on up, moving on up, hey
Moving on up, moving on up, moving on up, han
Ils essaient d’surfer mais n’ont pas d’vibe, yeah
Ils essaient d’surfer mais n’ont pas d’clout, nan

[Pont]
J’ai plus d’espoir sur le dos
J’ai la tête et la famille sur les épaules, ouais
Mais ces bâtards veulent mon flow
Veulent ma peau, veulent ma monnaie et ma débrouille, ouais, ouais, ouais, ouais

[Refrain] x2
Moving on up, moving on up, moving on up, hey
Moving on up, moving on up, moving on up, han
Ils essaient d’surfer mais n’ont pas d’vibe, yeah
Ils essaient d’surfer mais n’ont pas d’clout, nan

Dollar – Tokyo Lyrics

On a ticket Tokyo return
Color evening palaces that burn
Some expression leading to the sky
They will wait until you learn to fly

Hand held in black and white
Into the northern light
Fly like a silver wing higher
Catching the southern wind
Gliding and other things
Fly like a silver wing higher

Inner visions written on the wall
In graffiti winner takes it all
Take a chance and put your money down
We will race you high above the ground

Hand held in black and white
Into the northern light
Fly like a silver wing higher
Catching the southern wind
Gliding and other things
Fly like a silver wing higher

Inner visions written on the wall
In graffiti winner takes it all
Take a chance and put your money down
We will race you high above the ground

Hand held in black and white
Into the northern light
Fly like a silver wing higher
Catching the southern wind
Gliding and other things
Fly like a silver wing higher

The Underachievers – Tokyo Drift Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1 : Issa Gold]
No I don’t copy no waves
I surf on your chick while you take her on dates
I ain’t tryna slay, fuck minimum wage
We stole all the bases my nigga we safe
Keeping the grip hid it next to the waist
Kill for my niggas don’t care bout the cage
Shorty was with it don’t care what I say
She know I’m a G and she fuck with the gang (Yeah, yeah)
Nigga the coldest mack, got chicks on my almanac (Yeah, yeah)
Smoke out the cul de sac, she blitzing the quarterback (Yeah)
Never was friendly I’m straight
Nigga a lame see the hate in his face
Real ones salute all the fake can’t relate
You blowin the boof now she hit like its laced
Screaming shoutout to my niggas we safe
Look at my phone got hoes on the way
Switchin’ my lane still up for debate
Leaving the rest for my niggas to take (Facts)
I’m a superwinner with no cape
I plow a nigga down he get in the way
I roll another pound I’m liftin’ away
She top me off in whip ain’t no time to waste

[Hook : AKTHESAVIOR]
Uh, Yeah, Stuck in my ways, try to run up get the pump to the face
Uh, Yeah, What a mistake, ain’t no movie now his Spirit Away
Uh, Yeah, I got the pay, shawty see me try to give her a raise
Uh, Yeah, Soon as I slay, tokyo a nigga drifting away

[Verse 2 : AKTHESAVIOR]
I blow the finest, only ride designer
She wanna cut so I name her katana
Live out my luggage fly like I departed
The niggas I’m with been the same since I started
AK the illest I’m just being honest
High like a pillar when I hit the chronic
I got the knowledge and turn it to power and now they say I’m ‘luminati, She got them niggas to make a deposit they layin’
We catching a body, Ain’t got no limit I’m bout it when figures is piling my niggas is down to get rowdy
Gemini I be impatient, I need a payment
Ain’t no way to get around it
Nigga you not on my wavelength, I been up training
Like Piccalo in the moutains
Green in my eyes but I don’t wear a scouter
Look at her nose its still got a lil powder
Give me that mouth and she swallow the chowder
Tell her goodnight and I pray for her father
All on my own so I don’t owe you nada
I’m in disguise when I’m rocking that prada
Been an Amiri you niggas just follow
I’m a trendsetter my style never borrowed

[Hook : AKTHESAVIOR]
Uh, Yeah, Stuck in my ways, try to run up get the pump to the face
Uh, Yeah, What a mistake, ain’t no movie now his Spirit Away
Uh, Yeah, I got the pay, shawty see me try to give her a raise
Uh, Yeah, Soon as I slay, tokyo a nigga drifting away, Uh yeah

88rising – JAPAN 88 Lyrics

[Intro: Famous Dex]
You know what I’m sayin’
I just- that’s just how I like to do it, know what I’m sayin’ (Dexter)
My real name is Dexter, haha
I got a lot of more diamonds too
I just got new diamonds by the way
Uh, woah
Dexter, huh
Uh, yeah, uh what
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your man)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
You know what I’m sayin’
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, baby you dig (Dexter)
Dexter (Dexter)
Ooh, huh, wait, what
Uh, yeah, what

[Chorus: Famous Dex]
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, these red bottoms, not no Vans
And she tellin’ all her friends, I might put ’em on the ‘gram, aye (yeah, Dexter)
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your man, baby)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, these red bottoms, not no Vans
And she tellin’ all her friends, I might put ’em on the Gram (uh, yeah, Dexter)

[Verse 1: Verbal]
Tokyo that’s my town, listen now
What you doing, where’s ya man’s
See my gold, meet my people, see my phone
Got a line, from a girl, and it’s flavour
Where we going, Yakatory [?]
Lemon sour we devour, got my diamonds, got my furs
Gahman says, “let’s get lit, super lit, very, very lit”
Red red alert, paparazzi many trolls, following the way we roll
See my chain chain, it’s been cold
See my gang gang, see how deep we roll
Karaoke sang sang, till the early morn’
Don’t worry how I became a [?] chati
Now we talk about Ferraris (vroom)
And we make it look easy
P.K.C on his boys I know you see me, yah (see me)
And we me it look easy
Famous Dex, Keith Ape I know you see me

[Chorus: Famous Dex]
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your man?)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, these red bottoms, not no Vans
And she tellin’ all her friends, I might put ’em on the ‘gram, aye (yeah, Dexter)
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your man, baby)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, these red bottoms, not no Vans
And she tellin’ all her friends, I might put ’em on the Gram (uh, yeah, Dexter)

[Verse 2: Keith Ape]
In Japan, poppin’ xans, drink some [?]
Kill the shows and the cone and the grams
Baby girl, give me brain, heal my pain
I need dope, I need grams, I need M’s
I need more, I need grams, I need M’s
[Korean]
? in Jakarta
Louis Vuitton, duffle bag
’03 Nigo on my wrist
’03 Nigo on my fist
Bape stars on my fist
Spent a ticket on my feet

[Chorus: Famous Dex]
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, these red bottoms, not no Vans
And she tellin’ all her friends, I might put ’em on the ‘gram, aye (yeah, Dexter)
Baby girl, what you doing, where your man? (where your man, baby)
I just popped a xan, fifty thousand in Japan (fifty thousand in Japan)
I ain’t doin’ no playin’, these red bottoms, not no Vans
And she tellin’ all her friends, I might put ’em on the Gram (uh, yeah, Dexter)

N2N – Tokyo dreams

So, close your eyes and see yourself beyond the neon lights
It ain’t real to me, you’re just in a Tokyo dream
Every time that you breathe, you fill your lungs with ecstasy
So, meet me into the sheets and we can play the game
Used to see, neon dreams
Your eyes, your eyes
Neon dreams
So, close your eyes and see yourself beyond the neon lights
It ain’t real to me, you’re just in a Tokyo dream
Every time that you breathe, you fill your lungs with ecstasy
So, meet me into the sheets and we can play the game

Down [?] inside, gone through
I can be your eyes through this castle in the sky
Draw a line and trace it as you slip your mind
Open wide, [?] worlds collide

So, close your eyes and see yourself beyond the neon lights
It ain’t real to me, you’re just in a Tokyo dream
Every time that you breathe, you fill your lungs with ecstasy
So, meet me into the sheets and we can play the game
Used to see, neon dreams
Your eyes, your eyes
Neon dreams
So, close your eyes and see yourself beyond the neon lights
It ain’t real to me, you’re just in a Tokyo dream
Every time that you breathe, you fill your lungs with ecstasy
So, meet me into the sheets and we can play the game

Voltaire – Ex Lover’s Lover lyrics

Three heavy stones will keep it from floating,
Weigh it down to the bottom, food for the fishes.
And I know that it won’t be discovered,
’cause I will be careful, so very careful.
What if it doesn’t rain for days and the river is,
Reduced to its muddy bed?
With the corpse exposed, I would work in haste,
And I might bury the bones in a shallow grave.
And the rain comes and moves rocks and the stones,
Washes away all the dirt and the mud flows,
Bones are exposed and well,
You know how that goes!

I wait for the day when I finally defile,
The bodies of my ex-lover’s lovers.
I’ll pile high to the sky,
The bodies of my ex-lover’s lovers.

Die die die die die die,
Die die die die die die die,
Watch them die. [2x]

I saw you with him. You looked so happy.
All of that can change, cause I am so lonely.
And I have lots of time to send you straight to the Devil.
I’m taking my time,
To plan your demise.
What if I were to cut you up and mail each part
To a different town?
It would take the most,
Brilliant private eye,
The rest of his life,
Just to put you together.
A piece in each mailbox all over the planet,
From Moscow to Tokyo to Guadalajara.

I wait for the day when I finally defile,
The bodies of my ex-lover’s lovers.
I’ll pile high to the sky,
The bodies of my ex-lover’s lovers.

I wait for the day when I finally destroy,
The bodies of my ex-lover’s lovers.
I’ll pile high to the sky,
The bodies of my ex-lover’s lovers.

Die die die die die die,
Die die die die die die die,
Watch them die. [2x]

I saw you with him, you looked so happy.
That will never change because I know myself too well.
I don’t have the courage,
To carry out my dreams,
And only there will I see them,

Die die die die die die,
Die die die die die die die,
Watch them die. [x4]

Roy Woods – Instinct lyrics

(feat. MadeinTYO)

[Verse 1: Roy Woods]
Brownskins all fine
Puerto Rican all fine, Cuban shorty all fine
She bad as criminal, left home sixteen
Same bag in the trunk
Bitches switch ways now her nigga got it in the trunk
I was for her when you were ready to give her up
I was on it, makin’ missions just to pick her up
Floppin’, never showing up, she did religiously
I can’t trust a nigga or a trick that friends my enemy
You ain’t got sauce like I got sauce (No)
Bitch I got juice, quench your thirst with Ciroc
All the baddies on tour don’t know what I got
No boy, no man could handle my spot
Think you know Roy, but I’m changin’ a lot
Can’t be no more, who you knew from the block?
Wait until you get it then you’ll all see

[Hook: Roy Woods]
My instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never out, anyting or anyting in the South
I’m just following my instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never out, anyting or anyting in the Southside
Following my…

[Verse 2: MadeInTYO]
Hit me up when you get this
Talk to you girl cause you listen (Hey)
I still love you when you’re bitchin’
She bite her lips when Tokyo switch positions
You ain’t gotta call the Uber when you’re with me (Skrt)
She say she miss her Mother, yeah she from Philly
Rocks in your ear, you know I’m wavy (Skrt, skrt)
Yeah, I’m just following my instincts (Ooh)
Yellow stones like I’m Simpson
I’m just following my instincts (Hey)
Yea I’m ballin’ like a Piston (Ooh)
Tell me what you wanna do
Yeah, I’m just following my instincts (Hey)
Tell me what you wanna do
Yea I’m in the Six, baby coming’ through

[Hook: Roy Woods]
My instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never out, anyting or anyting in the South
I’m just following my instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never out, anyting or anyting in the Southside
Following my…

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Get Right Lyrics

[Intro]
Yung Lan on the track
Get right

[Verse 1]
Had to zip me a lil nigga, show him I’m official
They said I’m pussy, now they tryna play me like a killer
Talk like I’m retarded, I went put them diamonds in my den
Money is my army, drop a bag when I get the feelin’
Shawty got me in my feelings, I can’t get no ass (ass)
Tryna’ blaze, got a man, I ain’t text her back (back)

[Pre-Chorus]
But she just mad ’cause she sad with no fuckin’ cash (bitch)
I got no cash and she mad ’cause she fuckin’ sad (let’s go)

[Chorus]
Slim chick, big ol’ titties like she Tokyo
When we flyin’ out of state, they’ll make it a show
What I tell a nigga when he say he want smoke
Yeah we and x-ing though, I walk the pounds out the store

[Verse 2]
Brick talkin’ on the job, short with some old niggas
Fo’ nigga, four fifty bands with a cold
Convicted felon posted in the Nawf with a dirty clip
Do that time, he ain’t got no mind, quick to show a nigga
They said I mastermind the game, they tryna burn me out
Bullshit to that lil nigga that they talk about
Benz [?] Benz truck, I’m whippin’ out
I could see they never thought we make bitches change their thoughts
With my lil muslim, man we pullin’ up at any store
Bitch you must be crazy, I, YoungBoy walk on any hoe
Man you get blues, I work their bitches like a telephone
I’m not from Iran, that bitch goes bang, I’ma let it blow
Make her touch her legs, one pull up on me, other, head
My bitch right here, can’t speak on that, I know I do that bad

[Pre-Chorus]
But she just mad ’cause she sad with no fuckin’ cash (cash)
I got no cash and she mad ’cause she fuckin’ sad (fuckin’ sad)

[Chorus]
Slim chick, big ol’ titties like she Tokyo (Jets)
When we flyin’ out of state, they’ll make it a show (bet)
What I tell a nigga when he say he want smoke
Yeah we and x-ing though, I walk the pounds out the store

[Outro]
With my lil muslim, man we pullin’ up at any store
Bitch you must be crazy, I, YoungBoy walk on any hoe
Man you get blues, I work their bitches like a telephone
I’m not from Iran, that bitch goes bang, I’ma let it blow

Digital Farm Animals, Shaun Frank & Dragonette – Tokyo Nights (Lyric Video)

[Verse 1: Shaun Frank & Martina Sorbara]
I wanna go where you go
Blowing your smoke out the window
Float away back to those Tokyo nights
You keep me up wide awake
We fall asleep on the floor in old sheets and Champagne
And I wanna fall like snowfall
Just to melt on your pillow
Drift away back to those Tokyo nights
Where we were so out of place
We fall asleep in my car
To songs that all sound the same
I wanna go where you go
Blowing your smoke out the window
Drift away back to those Tokyo nights
You keep me up wide awake
We fall asleep in my car
To songs that all sound the same

[Pre-Chorus: Martina Sorbara]
And it really don’t matter which way we go
You got effect like domino
Finally up and down we go
How we get back there, I don’t know
And it really don’t matter how fast we go
You got effect like domino
You take me down, down

[Chorus: Martina Sorbara]
I wanna go
Back to those Tokyo nights
Those Tokyo nights, I feel it

[Verse 2: Shaun Frank, Both]
I wanna fall like we fell
For the first time in the hotel
Miss the way we fell asleep in our clothes
But you were to shy to stay
Walking you home it still feels like it was just yesterday

[Pre-Chorus: Martina Sorbara]
And it really don’t matter which way we go
You got effect like domino
Finally up and down we go
How we get back there, I don’t know
And it really don’t matter how fast we go
You got effect like domino
You take me down, down

[Chorus: Martina Sorbara]
I wanna go
Back to those Tokyo nights
Those Tokyo nights, I feel it
Back to those Tokyo nights
Those Tokyo nights, I feel it

[Bridge: Martina Sorbara, Shaun Frank, Both]
I wanna go where you go
Blowing your smoke out the window
Drift away
And I wanna fall like snow fall
Just to melt on your pillow
Drift away, back to those Tokyo nights
Where we were so out of place
We fall asleep in my car
To songs that all sound the same

[Chorus: Martina Sorbara]
I wanna go
Back to those Tokyo nights
Those Tokyo nights, I feel it
Back to those Tokyo nights
Those Tokyo nights, I feel it

Kidz In The Hall – Dear Eastside

[Hook] [Naledge]
Paper trail stay fallin’ from the sky
Get away in that cherry bubble I
Pop the cork, say just raise your glass high
Spark the doobie, we about to get high
Money on my mind, about to get rich
We young tycoons on a platinum trip
From Parii to uh, Tokyo to uh
New York to uh, Chicago and uh
Miami to the D town
Cause everywhere we go you know we puttin’ it down

[Verse One: Naledge]
It’s like
Easy does it
This here be a doosie
My verbal treat a Double O snare like a floosy
Slide inside, then on to the next one
Spit that futuristic shit, George Jetson
Ultimate Fighter, ultimate writer
Stadium flow is made for cigarette lighters
Behind mics my live punch light
I’m Kimbo Slice
Invoke nice
Second to none
Bump gums like the set of Nick Teen
Nick Green with a sweeter sixteen and
Little Aaron Reed on MTV
Caviar in the form of an MP3
Made in conjunction with the real
Hand delivered down from Heaven underneath
Mr. Jabari Evans and

[Hook]
Paper trail stay fallin’ from the sky (pick it up)
Get away in that cherry bubble I
Pop the cork, say just raise your glass high
Spark the doobie, we about to get high
Money on my mind, about to get rich
We young tycoons on a platinum trip
From ATL to uh, VA and uh
Berlin to uh, Dub A and uh
Seattle to the H town
Cause everywhere we go you know we puttin’ it down

[Verse Two: Phonte]
It’s Phon’
Tiggalo the show stopper
You and your crew look so opera
While I’m in Osaka
Lettin’ the beats bang till I’m hard of hearing
Make the ear-ring just like some door knockers
I always got to do my job and stay on top of my
It wasn’t written little nigga, it was prophesied
In ’03 I dropped The Listening and
It took me from Paris to New York to Michigan and
Niggas thought that we would get dropped
But I just made a pit stop
Re-tire like the Michelin Man
Now I’m back on the track like Ricky Bobby and I
Piss excellence, to step to this you outta your mind
Me and Naledge the team
It’s a movement but nah
We need class participation
Raise your hands to the sky
Let’s go

[Hook]
Paper trail stay fallin’ from the sky (pick it up)
Get away in that cherry bubble I
Pop the cork, say just raise your glass high
Spark the doobie, we about to get high
Money on my mind, about to get rich
We young tycoons on a platinum trip
From Parii to uh, Tokyo to uh
New York to uh, Chicago and uh
Miami to the D town
Cause everywhere we go you know we puttin’ it down

[Verse Three: Naledge]
A shot of brilliance
Chased with some excellence
Heavy on je ne sais quoi
Translation
I’m somethin’ like a star
When it comes to the verbal spar
Ride tracks sorta like a Nascar
Limited time only
?
Take a rain check on the lame trip
Catch me on the ? sippin’ Cabernet
Eatin’
Salmon fillet with peach jelly glaze
Strictly on some player shit
I’m not pardoning this
But I got no synonyms just to say the shit
I’m on my P’s & Q’s
Cross T’s, dot I’s
See the hunger runnin’ south side in my brown eyes
Not sayin’ that I was poor
But I was sayin’ I could always use more

[Hook]
Paper trail stay fallin’ from the sky (pick it up)
Get away in that cherry bubble I
Pop the cork, say just raise your glass high
Spark the doobie, we about to get high
Money on my mind, about to get rich
We young tycoons on a platinum trip
From Parii to uh, Tokyo to uh
New York to uh, Chicago and uh
Miami to the D town
Cause everywhere we go you know we puttin’ it down

All over the world

24hrs – What You Like (Remix) (feat. PnB Rock & Madeintyo)

[Intro: 24hrs & MadeinTYO]
24hrs
And you know it’s Hit-Boy
You know Hit-Boy make the smash hits
And you know that this the remix
Ooh, ooh

[Chorus: 24hrs, PnB Rock, & MadeinTYO]
I wouldn’t mind if you stay the night
(I won’t mind)
Send your first and last name for the flight
(For the flight, yeah)
Don’t confuse me with all the hype
(Me with all the hype, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
On the Instagram, I see all the likes
(I see all the likes, yeah)
Ooh
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like)
Sauce
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)

[Verse 1: 24hrs, Lil Jon, Yo Gotti, & Ty Dolla $ign]
Shawty from New York she work at Bape
She said, "Twenty heard yo DJ Drama tape" (Gangsta Grizzles)
In the gym, she just been workin’ on her body
Rack it up, rack it up, feel just like Yo Gotti (Yo)
Ooh, twenty you my favorite voice on radio
You and Salma like relationship goals
When they play you I just lose my damn mind
I just think about you all the damn time
In New York, they play the remix (In New York)
LA girls love the remix
She said, "Twenty you too damn hot"
They need put you in Rap Caviar

[Chorus: 24hrs & PnB Rock]
I wouldn’t mind if you stay the night
(I won’t mind)
Send your first and last name for the flight
(For the flight, yeah)
Don’t confuse me with all the hype
(Me with all the hype, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
On the Instagram, I see all the likes
(I see all the likes, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, oh yeah)

[Verse 2: PnB Rock]
Girl, I know this is what you like, yeah (yeah)
You just want that Rolly with the ice, yeah (Rolly)
You just want to fuck me onsight, yeah (Onsight)
You just want to ride me like a bike, yeah (Bike, yeah)
I might go pour up some lean (Lean)
I might go roll up some weed (Weed)
I bout to go buy me a perc (Perc)
I’m ’bout to put you to sleep
[?]
I’ma be grippin’ yo’ weave
I’ma be dogging you out
While listening to Jodeci

[Bridge: PnB Rock]
That’s why I don’t mind if you stay the night (I don’t mind)
Cause I can’t lie, I kinda needed you in my life (Needed you in my life)
Wake up, beat that thing up from the side (From the side, yeah)
After that, we can go shopping
Girl you know that’s how we rocking

[Chorus: 24hrs, PnB Rock, & MadeinTYO]
I wouldn’t mind if you stay the night
(I won’t mind)
Send your first and last name for the flight
(For the flight, yeah)
Don’t confuse me with all the hype
(Me with all the hype, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
On the Instagram, I see all the likes
(I see all the likes, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like)
Hey
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
Ooh
(This is what you like, yeah)

[Verse 3: MadeinTYO]
Yeah, send a bitch here and I’m ready (Gone)
Young boo while your heady
Entertain her like I’m [?]
She wanna go to Andretti (Skrt, skrt)
Cheese up like spaghetti (Sauce)
I’m pulling up if you let me (Skrt)
Brown diamonds go Pepsi (Bling blaow, blaow)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh
I had to blend in a verse
Yo shit on spendin’ alert (Brrt)
They say that Tokyo cocky (Yeah)
I’m on the line with Rocky (Yeah)
I take that bit on a hike (Uh)
She got that ass on a bike (Hey)
You know that I love what you like

[Bridge: PnB Rock & MadeinTYO]
That’s why I don’t mind if you stay the night (I don’t mind)
Cause I can’t lie, I kinda needed you in my life (Needed you in my life)
Ooh, hey
Wake up, beat that thing up from the side (From the side, yeah)
After that, we can go shopping (Skrt)
Girl you know that’s how we rocking (Go)

[Chorus: 24hrs, PnB Rock, & MadeinTyo]
I wouldn’t mind if you stay the night
(I won’t mind)
Send your first and last name for the flight
(For the flight, yeah)
Don’t confuse me with all the hype
(Me with all the hype, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)
On the Instagram, I see all the likes
(I see all the likes, yeah)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like)
I’m your type, I know that this is what you like
(This is what you like, yeah)

MADEINTYO – Cashing Out

[Intro]
We in New York, you dig
Private Club, you dig
Of course, you dig
Yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
Cashing out (racks)
Smokin’ stank, I’m passin’ out (gas)
Niggas hurt, always got my name in they mouth (pause)
Watchin’ out (ooh)
Watch who you bring in my house (wham)
Pullin’ out (skrt skrt)
Now that bitch is fiending out (racks)
Cashing out (ooh)
Smokin’ stank, I’m passin’ out (gas)
Niggas hurt, always got my name in they mouth (pause)
Watchin’ out (ooh)
Watch who you bring in my house (skrt skrt)
Pullin’ out
Now that bitch is fiending out (yeah)

[Verse 1]
I put in work, you call off work
Ooh, fuck off a perk (skrt skrt)
You do the worst, I do the best
I want a buzz on the chest, uh
Daddy as fuck, pushin’ your luck
Uh, we getting bucks, uh
Nowadays runnin’ up, uh
Lil nigga push your luck, yeha
I got tricks like a kick flip
Gassed up like a Kwik Trip
I did it first, I did it first
I want a test with a verse, uh
Tired of comparison
Young nigga, yeah it’s so embarrassin’
Fuck up her hair again
My shawty bad, yeah she arrogant

[Chorus]
Cashing out (racks)
Smokin’ stank, I’m passin’ out (gas)
Niggas hurt, always got my name in they mouth (pause)
Watchin’ out (ooh)
Watch who you bring in my house (wham)
Pullin’ out (skrt skrt)
Now that bitch is fiending out (racks)
Cashing out (ooh)
Smokin’ stank, I’m passin’ out (gas)
Niggas hurt, always got my name in they mouth (pause)
Watchin’ out (ooh)
Watch who you bring in my house (skrt skrt)
Pullin’ out
Now that bitch is fiending out (yeah)

[Verse 2]
Lil mama wanna top me
Yeah girl, go sloppy
Fix the flow and they copy
Spanish girl call me papi
Chain on Murakami, yeah
Chain on Murakami, uh
Tokyo where you find me
Labels all wanna sign me, uh
Talking out
Pussy boy, watch your mouth, uh
Rocking out
Diamonds always hanging out, uh
Give me head ’til I’m dead
Bitch I’m acting out, uh
Undercover jacket bitch
What your fashion ’bout?

[Chorus]
Cashing out (racks)
Smokin’ stank, I’m passin’ out (gas)
Niggas hurt, always got my name in they mouth (pause)
Watchin’ out (ooh)
Watch who you bring in my house (wham)
Pullin’ out (skrt skrt)
Now that bitch is fiending out (racks)
Cashing out (ooh)
Smokin’ stank, I’m passin’ out (gas)
Niggas hurt, always got my name in they mouth (pause)
Watchin’ out (ooh)
Watch who you bring in my house (skrt skrt)
Pullin’ out
Now that bitch is fiending out (yeah)

[Outro]
You already know what it is
Spanish girls treat me like I’m J Balvin
You already know what goin’ on

Lianne La Havas – Tokyo

I am neon
Cold neon
Not a mystery

All I’ve every known is
How to be alone
It comes naturally

Oh baby, can I hold you?
Such a cold, cold night
I thought I wouldn’t need to
I’ve got my neon lights
I’m longing just to feel you
To know that it’s alright
Oh baby baby baby baby

I’m out of sight
I’m out of mind
Alone in Tokyo

You’re out of reach
Wrong place, wrong time
Alone in Tokyo

Here I go again
To and fro again
Overnight delivery

Grew a thicker skin
Now it’s growing thin
You can see right into me

Oh baby, can I hold you?
Such a cold, cold night
I thought I wouldn’t need to
I’ve got my neon lights
If only just to feel you
To know that it’s alright
Oh baby baby baby baby

I’m out of sight
I’m out of mind
Alone in Tokyo

You’re out of reach
Wrong place, wrong time
Alone in Tokyo

I’m out of sight
Going out of my mind
Alone in Tokyo

You’re out of reach
Wrong place, wrong time
Alone in Tokyo

Oh, in Tokyo

Thundercat – Tokyo

Restless nights in Tokyo
Wanna hear all the sounds and see all the sights
From the Champs-Élysées to the Gundam Cafe
Gonna eat so much fish I think I’m gonna be sick
Gonna blow all my cash on anime (Yes!)
Don’t try to stop me ’cause I’m over 9000
Just point me to the pachinko machines
I think I’m Kenshiro, I think that I’m Goku
Can I just stay one more day?

Reckless nights in Tokyo
Oh my god, it’s Tokyo

It was premeditated, tried to get someone pregnant
It wasn’t her fault, I’m just kind of psychotic
Left on my own, I would never come back
I’d probably hide in the suicide forest (Shit!)
This all started when I was a boy
I went to the dentist and he gave me a toy
It was Dragon Ball Z, a wrist-slap bracelet
Goku fucking ruined me

A love affair with Tokyo

MADEINTYO – Long Socks

[Hook]
If you ain’t in Gwinett, I’m probably gettin’ a check
Thought I threw a pool party how these hoes gettin’ wet
Long socks on (woah)
Gas in my bones (hey)
Shawty drop your thong (skrt skrt)
Tats on my arm (hey)
Boo packin’ a blunt, shawty you ain’t ready
1738, Tokyo get fetty
Long socks on (hey)
Gas in my bones (skrt skrt)
Shawty drop your thong (gas)
Tats on my arm (woah)

[Verse]
Shawty too damn fine, let me put in work (smash)
See that ass hangin’ out a damn denim skirt (wham)
Racks in the damn bed, you didn’t do it first (sauce)
You wear that messenger bag, it look like a purse (ew)
Told me shawty she been workin’, we can cash out (cash)
Magic City with the Fendi, got that ass out (sauce)
Give me top in a drop, I might pass out (wham wham)
Give me top in a drop, I might pass out (wham wham)

[Hook]
Long socks on (ay)
Gas in my bones (hey)
Shawty drop your thong (skrt skrt)
Tats on my arm (sauce)
Long socks on (hey)
Gas in my bones (skrt skrt)
Shawty drop your thong (woah)
Tats on my arm (hey)

Roy Wood$ – Instinct (feat. Madeintyo)

[Verse 1: Roy Woods]
Brown skin’s all fine
Puerto Rican offline, Cuban shorty all fine
Get your badass with me no left goin’ sixteen
Same bag in the trunk
Bitches switch ways now her nigga got it in the trunk
I was for her when you were ready to give her up
I was on it, makin’ missions just to pick her up
Floppin’, never showing up, she did religiously
I can’t trust a nigga or a trick that friends my enemy
You ain’t got sauce like I got sauce (No)
Bitch I got juice, quench your thirst with Ciroc
All the baddies on top don’t know what I got
No boy, no man could handle my spot
Think you know Roy, but I’m changin’ a lot
Can’t be no Ma, who you knew from the block?
Wait until you got it then your loss

[Hook: Roy Woods]
With my instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never wrong, anyting or anyting in the South
I’m just following my instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never wrong, anyting or anyting in the Southside
Following my…

[Verse 2: MadeInTYO]
Hit me up when you get this
Talk to you girl cause you listen (Hey)
I still love you when you’re bitchin’
She bite her lips when Tokyo switch positions
You ain’t gotta call the Uber when you’re with me (Skrt)
She say she miss her Mother, yeah she from Philly
Rocks in your ear, you know I’m wavy (Skrt, skrt)
Yeah, I’m just following my instincts (Ooh)
Yellow stones like I’m Simpson
I’m just following my instincts (Hey)
Yea I’m ballin’ like a Piston (Ooh)
Tell me what you wanna do
Yeah, I’m just following my instincts (Hey)
Tell me what you wanna do
Yea I’m in the Six, baby coming’ through

[Hook: Roy Woods]
With my instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never wrong, anyting or anyting in the South
I’m just following my instinct
Just following my instinct
Just know that I stay in-sync
Never wrong, anyting or anyting in the Southside
Following my…

MadeintTYO – Picture Me Rollin

[Bridge]
Ooh picture me rollin
My kellys really be rollin
I get the top in the morning
They copy know that they want it
She wanna pull up on me
She wanna suck up on me
She give me company, ooh
Please don’t come for me

[Verse 1]
I’m climbing that money tree
I got too much energy
Young niggas so enemies
I see the basic in you
She wanna look so cute
I might pull up in a suit
Shawty yeah, what it do
Tokyo in a coupe
Watch how my diamonds sit, yeah
Nigga ain’t shining shit, yeah
You know it is what it is
Fuck it I’m gettin a mill
Shawty be mine tonight, yeah
I know I’m freshest in sight
These niggas talking bout might
I’m pulling up looking right

[Hook]
They gon hate, hate, hate
Bitch give me that face
Niggas too damn late
I don’t wanna play your tape
I smoke pressure, oh yessir that’s that gas ok
I smoke pressure, oh yessir that’s that gas ok

[Verse 2]
They won’t leave me alone
Last night didn’t make it home
Gettin top like it headphones
Attitude, she a red-bone
Mouth good, head strong
You know I love her the most
Fly to the West Coast
Good weed best smoke
Fresh cut peacoat
TPC so you know
Can you skate in the snow?
She wanna eat [?]
Ice cubes on the neck
She know my racks in effect
Fly out in a jet
Baby girl what’s next

[Hook]
They gon hate, hate, hate
Bitch give me that face
Niggas too damn late
I don’t wanna play your tape
I smoke pressure, oh yessir that’s that gas ok
I smoke pressure, oh yessir that’s that gas ok

[Bridge]
Picture me rollin
My kellys really be rollin
I get the top in the morning
They copy know that they want it
She wanna pull up on me
She wanna suck up on me
She give me company, ooh
Please don’t come for me

[Hook]
They gon hate, hate, hate
Bitch give me that face
Niggas too damn late
I don’t wanna play your tape
I smoke pressure, oh yessir that’s that gas ok
I smoke pressure, oh yessir that’s that gas ok

24hrs – Nobody

[Intro]
Tony, Apex a boss, Apex a boss

[Chorus]
Don’t get caught up in the hype and forget
That the real ones that surround you is it
The money make me move, I’m aware
I die tomorrow, tell me, who gonna care?
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me

[Verse 1]
Ralph, Lauren, money, pourin’
Studio, high as fuck ’cause Twenty recordin’
Made myself a boss, ask these niggas I’m employin’
Stop with all the questions, that shit get annoyin’
I’ve been through some shit that I may never talk about
I keep my shooter with me, she know what I’m talkin’ ’bout
Don’t tell a lot of y’all, figured I’d let you know
Tokyo made some millions, we ain’t goin’ broke
If we get a second chance, don’t mean a damn thing
Saint Laurent, hit the toll with my bad thing
Shawty bad, she should get a hundred magazines
I put my family first, I swear that they mean everything

[Chorus]
Don’t get caught up in the hype and forget
That the real ones that surround you is it
The money make me move, I’m aware
I die tomorrow, tell me, who gonna care?
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me

[Verse 2]
Can’t be wealthy ’til we makin’ money while we sleep
Build a money mountain, man this shit is lookin’ steep
They ain’t believe in me
And now I’m so out of reach
I ain’t know nothin’ then, just how to be real
Niggas tried to use me, boy, I know how it feel
Contract fucked up, lawyer got me fucked up
Rolls Royce wanna buck, I ain’t give ’em my fuck
Bossed up, got respect, still all ’bout the check
Free my nigga Yri, pray for my nigga Nef
That’s a boss and I know that my dawg care for me
These other niggas swear that they didn’t wanna share with me

[Chorus]
Don’t get caught up in the hype and forget
That the real ones that surround you is it
The money make me move, I’m aware
I die tomorrow, tell me, who gonna care?
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me

Curren$y – Address (feat. Stalley) (Pilot Talk Trilogy Album)

Yeah, yeah
It’s all good
It’s all ready
Yeah, all ready understood
Ain’t nothin’
Still the same old, that’s all
Ain’t nothin’ change, fool

Yeah, uh, nigga for what
Get done with them suckers
When I’m high as fuck
And they under us
Catch a crook in ya neck
From tryin’ to watch the jets
Mr. Tokyo drift, spent yen on a vet
Lookin’ for ya bitch fool
Take one guess she caught up in the rapture
Wakin’ and bakin’ Anita greatest hits blastin’
Pedal mashin’, paper twistin’, scrape a engine
Rad Racer, no 3D glasses just a high ass rapper
Spitta, nigga in the building
Nah I’m on the roof chillin’
The pool up here, couple chicks I grew up with
Bottles in the cooler
If ya don’t know how to do it homie I’ll school ya
Barrel roll, loop de loop, top gun maneuvers
Makin’ hot wheels outta hoopties,
Holdin’ it down like balloon strings

Uh, it’s all good
Ain’t gotta be said
It’s all ready understood
Ain’t nothin’,
Ain’t nothin’ change but the address (fool)
Ain’t nothin’ change but the address
We still the same mode niggas switchin’ the script
But we still playin’ the same role, that’s all
Ain’t nothin’ changed but the address (fool)
Ain’t nothin’ change

Starin out the villa at the ocean miles long
Tryin’ to figure out raps to put up in a song
Nights long but the day’s short
Nike shorts, argyle socks, Jordan three’s, lounge gear
Long beard you can tell I ain’t from round here
Obvious with the occasional glare from the natives
Call em back tell my mama I make it
Not complacent with the life style
Feels good but it’s hard to crack a smile
When the ones you came up with not around
Roll a joint after pickin’ through the pound
Whole perception done changed
Funny how a 3 hour flight can make ya life change
Tight things I be thinkin’ on
When I’m driftin’ in and out of herb clouds
Hangin’ on every second of the moment
So you can feel all the memories I come home with
And for those that miss me I’ll be back don’t trip
In the mirror with this shift kick
Ocean side, doors open wide tryin’ not to be sea sick
Plottin’ in the tropics thinkin’ how I’m gone run ish
Back in the states when I’m leavin’

Uh, it’s all good
Ain’t gotta be said
It’s all ready understood
Ain’t nothin,
Ain’t nothin’ change but the address (fool)
Ain’t nothin’ change but the address
We still in the same mode niggas switchin’ the script
But we still playin’ the same role, that’s all
Ain’t nothin’ changed but the address (fool)
Ain’t nothin change

Yeah nigga
Skibeatz

MADEINTYO – Flooded (feat. Rich The Kidd)

[Intro: MadeinTYO]
Rocks on that bitch
Rocks on that bitch, yeah it’s flooded

[Chorus: MadeinTYO]
Rocks on that bitch, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Diamonds on that bitch, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Pussy hella wet, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
She gon’ make you cry, she got that onion, yeah yeah yeah
MC Hammer, naw they can’t touch it, yeah yeah yeah
Piece string with lean, she’ll bust it, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah, yeah
Diamonds on that bitch there, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Diamonds on that bitch you know it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah

[Verse 1: MadeinTYO]
She gon’ suck me up, that mouth flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Hella bitches, she fucking want it, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Ooh, cool cups on the ice, yeah, turn the lights, yeah (hey)
Tokyo lil bright, yeah, not my type, yeah
Cool cups on the ice, yeah, turn the lights, yeah (hey)
Tokyo lil bright, yeah, not my type, yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Diamonds on that bitch you know it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Tell a hater come and get it, want it, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah
Ooh it’s flooded, yeah
She gon’ make you cry, she got that onion, yeah yeah

[Verse 2: Rich The Kid]
New freezer on me, yeah it’s flooded
Racks on me like a hundred
AP bust it down
I was making real love in her mouth
I’ma fuck three hoes then I kick ’em all out
Back then I was broke, now my wrist iced out
Four rings, eight chains, like fuck it
Two models, redbones, and they fuckin’
Straight to the top
Old rappers, put ’em right in a box
Wrist cost a lot
Me and Tokyo race in a drop
New Patek run a cool two hundred
Thank god my whole wrist flooded
Gucci ’cause I’m hot
Fendi bought it out

[Chorus: MadeinTYO]
Rocks on that bitch, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Diamonds on that bitch, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Pussy hella wet, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
She gon’ make you cry, she got that onion, yeah yeah yeah
MC Hammer, naw they can’t touch it, yeah yeah yeah
Piece string with lean, she’ll bust it, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah
Yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah, yeah
Diamonds on that bitch there, yeah it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah
Diamonds on that bitch you know it’s flooded, yeah yeah yeah

24hrs – Nobody (Night Shift Album)

[Intro]
Tony, Apex a boss, Apex a boss

[Chorus]
Don’t get caught up in the hype and forget
That the real ones that surround you is it
The money make me move, I’m aware
I die tomorrow, tell me, who gonna care?
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me

[Verse 1]
Ralph, Lauren, money, pourin’
Studio, high as fuck ’cause Twenty recordin’
Made myself a boss, ask these niggas I’m employin’
Stop with all the questions, that shit get annoyin’
I’ve been through some shit that I may never talk about
I keep my shooter with me, she know what I’m talkin’ ’bout
Don’t tell a lot of y’all, figured I’d let you know
Tokyo made some millions, we ain’t goin’ broke
If we get a second chance, don’t mean a damn thing
Saint Laurent, hit the toll with my bad thing
Shawty bad, she should get a hundred magazines
I put my family first, I swear that they mean everything

[Chorus]
Don’t get caught up in the hype and forget
That the real ones that surround you is it
The money make me move, I’m aware
I die tomorrow, tell me, who gonna care?
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me

[Verse 2]
Can’t be wealthy ’til we makin’ money while we sleep
Build a money mountain, man this shit is lookin’ steep
They ain’t believe in me
And now I’m so out of reach
I ain’t know nothin’ then, just how to be real
Niggas tried to use me, but I know how it feel
Contract fucked up, lawyer got me fucked up
Rolls Royce wanna buck, I ain’t give ’em my fuck
Bossed up, got respect, still all ’bout the check
Free my nigga Yri, pray for my nigga Nef
That’s a boss and I know that my dawg care for me
These other niggas swear that they didn’t wanna share with me

[Chorus]
Don’t get caught up in the hype and forget
That the real ones that surround you is it
The money make me move, I’m aware
I die tomorrow, tell me, who gonna care?
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But the real ones that surround me

Homeboy Sandman – Bamboo

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, aight?
Yo, this is going out to my main man Aja yo the translator, yo
Yo, I’m recording this in Tokyo with an engineer that don’t speak english y’know what I’m saying?
And gotta catch a train that shuts down in ten minutes, y’know what I’m saying?
We gonna get it right though

[Verse 1]
Sand is making art again, pardon him
He’ll relieve himself on any lawn that needs watering
That’s how come the DJs give him ads ad nauseum
Cause it that gardening
He’ll get it popping in the UK Parliament
He’ll get it popping like the kumite tournament
He’ll get it popping like all the guys in Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
He’ll leave you hanging like a holiday ornament (holy shit)
Name all in your mouth like it was Poligrip
Now the kid is sicker than his azazel with a nasal drip and ain’t a bit
Nervous at your service motherfuckers, free the slaves to save the union, move some units keep it moving like a trucker
Out in Brooklyn I’ll be looking at the clouds, New York’s dead
Out in Brooklyn I’ll be looking at the clowns, there be crowds of them homie there be droves of them, loads of them
But you know something? Yo, I don’t even mind I just put it in a rhyme ’cause they rhyme
Predecessor to the iPhone
Was a eye for a eye
All the glory be to God so I god glorify
The cornea of the storm and end a story going hahaha
No L-O-L, lift you like a kettlebell, word to mother chocolate covered caramel
I will tell the devil he can go to hell before I take an L
Go for dolo, take a photo and I can flow like Quasimoto
Ring the bell that’s why I hold it the belt
Bald and bearded kind of build
Quick to lace a doubter with a cow to milk
Plus I got a goddess i protect from getting hurt or getting killed, not only that but if I was Scottish I would probably rock a kilt
Most slept on, but i’ll fluff your pillow for a half a mil’
I might just pick a weeping willow or a daffodil
But wait i need to take a pill to chill
And I never say lit or swag or trill
Not the type to drop a body in a landfill
More the type you might find partying to Johnny Gill
When I was two months old my uncle taught me how to grill
Then nicknamed me ‘The Carpenter’ ’cause I knew how to build
First so was the Legos then it was with Play-Doh
People said that’s dangerous in the cradle, really what do they know?
The boner made of caramel part sweet potato
Owner of the parallel parked winnebago

Thundercat – Tokyo (Drunk Album)

Restless nights in Tokyo
Wanna hear all the sounds and see all the sights
From the Champs-Élysées to the Gundam Cafe
Gonna eat so much fish I think I’m gonna be sick
Gonna blow all my cash on anime (Yes!)
Don’t try to stop me ’cause I’m over 9000
Just point me to the pachinko machines
I think I’m Kenshiro, I think that I’m Goku
Can I just stay one more day?

Reckless nights in Tokyo
Oh my god, it’s Tokyo

It was premeditated, tried to get someone pregnant
It wasn’t her fault, I’m just kind of psychotic
Left on my own, I would never come back
I’d probably hide in the suicide forest (Shit!)
This all started when I was a boy
I went to the dentist and he gave me a toy
It was Dragon Ball Z, a wrist-slap bracelet
Goku fucking ruined me

A love affair with Tokyo

FUTURE – Zoom lyrics

Bought a drop top Porsche, about to cut the top off
Trappin’ is a sport young nigga get ya knocked off
Hol’ up

Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

I secure the bag first, I’m ready to boast
I secure the bag first, I’m full of that dope
Court side with a mink
Pee Wee Kirkland on the scene
Five karats, wear the link
Both hands full of ink
Money drying in your hand
Wrap the bail in Saran
My yellow bitch want a tan
I just landed from Japan
Tokyo and Korea
Panamera to the lear
Yellow metal with the gold
Fishscale with these hoes
Mossberg, I’m drinkin’ mud
Put a hit out on a dud
Bought my lil’ nigga 12 slugs
Just to shine bright when he rub
I just bailed out of [?]
20 pills goin’ hyphy
Oh you lookin’ real icy
Boy you know you nothin’ like me

Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

I gave her the raw lean
They sound like my offsprings
Nitro gasoline
Bought some more money machines
Bring out a brand new machine
I bought a whole lot of bling
Treat me like Weezy and Baby
Treat me like Mannie and Turky
I went to juvie with work on me
I had to cop it and purchase
I put more ice on the day today
Rockin’ these prezzies and Cartier
I got it and flooded the plain Jane
I made my young niggas insane
Crunchin’ dem Xans up and then drink
Get you a Draco and then crank it
Saudi Arabian, Ben Franklin
Leave it to me they would’ve been stained ‘em
Saditty in back, we done got acquainted
You see the dash they gotta see me
I ran it up fast, they can’t see me
I went surfin’ with you
I buy them Birkins for you
I go to surgery with you

Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

Future – Zoom (Future Album)

[Intro]
Bought a drop top Porsche, about to cut the top off
Trappin’ is a sport young nigga get ya knocked off
Hol’ up

[Hook]
Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

[Verse 1]
I secure the bag first, I’m ready to boast
I secure the bag first, I’m full of that dope
Court side with a mink
Pee Wee Kirkland on the scene
Five karats, wear the link
Both hands full of ink
Money drying in your hand
Wrap the bail in Saran
My yellow bitch want a tan
I just landed from Japan
Tokyo and Korea
Panamera to the lear
Yellow metal with the gold
Fishscale with these hoes
Mossberg, I’m drinkin’ mud
Put a hit out on a dud
Bought my lil’ nigga 12 slugs
Just to shine bright when he rub
I just bailed out ol’ Buice
20 pills goin’ hyphy
Oh you lookin’ real icy
Boy you know you nothin’ like me

[Hook]
Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

[Verse 2]
I gave her the raw lean
They sound like my offsprings
Nitro gasoline
Bought some more money machines
Bring out a brand new machine
I bought a whole lot of bling
Treat me like Weezy and Baby
Treat me like Mannie and Turky
I went to juvie with work on me
I had to cop it and purchase
I put more ice on the day today
Rockin’ these prezzies and Cartier
I got it and flooded the plain Jane
I made my young niggas insane
Crunchin’ dem Xans up and then drink
Get you a Draco and then crank it
Saudi Arabian, Ben Franklin
Leave it to me they would’ve been stained ‘em
Saditty in back, we done got acquainted
You see the dash they gotta see me
I ran it up fast, they can’t see me
I went surfin’ with you
I buy them Birkins for you
I go to surgery with you

[Hook]
Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

[Podcast Skit]
*Laughing*
Ah, Shit!
Got it all back, baby
God damn, welcome to Cap City Records internet podcast, baby, where we make dreams come true
The first five callers that call in right now, man, we gone have you the rapper starter kit. Oh my god! It comes with the Cap City contract, which is a 12 album, nine year deal. We gone take some calls; the boards lightin’ up right now. Look, take a call. Caller?

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Yeah, we need that
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(gunshot and and assault rifle sounds)
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What? What you say, young man?

I keep it on me!

Hold on, fella!
(gunshot and assault rifle sounds)
I’m sayin’; I can’t hear you
Is there a shoot out?
What’s goin’ on, young fella?

Lil’ Draco in this bitch!
Lil’ Extendo in this bitch!
(gunshots)

You just won a Cap City Records contract, man
Listen here, baby
Lil’ Draco! Lil’ Extendo! Congratulations, baby; y’all won

Yeah, nigga, yeah
Cap City
Six months, man we got that shit
12 albums, man we got that shit
I’m finna shoot everything up
(gunshots)
We need that!

Future – Zoom lyrics

Bought a drop top Porsche, about to cut the top off
Trappin’ is a sport young nigga get ya knocked off
Hol’ up

Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

I secure the bag first, I’m ready to boast
I secure the bag first, I’m full of that dope
Court side with a mink
Pee Wee Kirkland on the scene
Five karats, wear the link
Both hands full of ink
Money drying in your hand
Wrap the bail in Saran
My yellow bitch want a tan
I just landed from Japan
Tokyo and Korea
Panamera to the lear
Yellow metal with the gold
Fishscale with these hoes
Mossberg, I’m drinkin’ mud
Put a hit out on a dud
Bought my lil’ nigga 12 slugs
Just to shine bright when he rub
I just bailed out of [?]
20 pills goin’ hyphy
Oh you lookin’ real icy
Boy you know you nothin’ like me

Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

I gave her the raw lean
They sound like my offsprings
Nitro gasoline
Bought some more money machines
Bring out a brand new machine
I bought a whole lot of bling
Treat me like Weezy and Baby
Treat me like Mannie and Turky
I went to juvie with work on me
I had to cop it and purchase
I put more ice on the day today
Rockin’ these prezzies and Cartier
I got it and flooded the plain Jane
I made my young niggas insane
Crunchin’ dem Xans up and then drink
Get you a Draco and then crank it
Saudi Arabian, Ben Franklin
Leave it to me they would’ve been stained ‘em
Saditty in back, we done got acquainted
You see the dash they gotta see me
I ran it up fast, they can’t see me
I went surfin’ with you
I buy them Birkins for you
I go to surgery with you

Turbo switchin’ lanes, Hublot switch your watch
Trappin’ switch the spots, when you’re runnin’ hot
Feet on the gas, trappin’ dem bags
Run up a sack and never look back
Shorty got miles on her, I’m about to spaz in it
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast
I ran it up fast, I ran it up fast

Yui – Tokyo

Sumi nareta kono heya wo
Dete yuku hi ga kita
Atarashii tabidachi ni mada tomadotteru
The day has come for me to leave this room I’ve been used to living in
I’m still bewildered at this new journey

Eki made mukau BASU no naka
Tomodachi ni MEERU shita
Inside the bus that’s heading toward the station
I emailed my friend

Asa no HOOMU de denwa mo shitemita
Demo nanka chigau ki ga shita
I tried to call on the morning platform
But somehow, I felt that it was different

Furui GITAA wo hitotsu motte kita
Shashin wa zenbu oitekita
I came carrying an old guitar
I’ve placed out all of the pictures

Nanika wo tebanashite soshite te ni ireru
Sonna kurikaeshi ka na?
I let something go and take something
I wonder if it’s that kind of repetition?

Tsuyogari wa itsudatte yume ni tsuduiteru
Okubyou ni nattara soko de togireru yo
This show of courage continues even in my dreams
If I became cowardly, I would be cut off there

Hashiri dashita densha no naka
Sukoshi dake naketekita
Inside the train that began to go
Just a little bit, I was moved to tears

Mado no soto ni tsuduiteru kono machi wa
Kawara nai de to negatta

This town that continues outside the window
I wished that it wouldn’t change

Furui GITAA wo atashi ni kureta hito
Toukyou wa kowaitte itte ta
The person who gave me the old guitar
Had said that Tokyo is scary

Kotae wo sagasu no wa mou yameta
Machigai darakede ii
I’ve already stopped searching for an answer
It’s fine being full of mistakes

Akai yuuyake ga BIRU ni togireta
Namida wo koraetemo
The red evening glow was cut off at the building
Even if I endure the tears

Tsugi no asa ga yattekuru tabigoto ni
Mayou koto datte aru yo ne?
Each journey that comes with the next morning
Has its doubtful places, right?

Tadashii koto bakari erabe nai
Sore kurai wakatteru
I can’t simply choose the right thing
At least I understand that