Hero's Journey

by Napoleon Da Legend

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Napoleon Da Legend and west coast producer Eyedee link up to bring you Hero's Journey [album]. This is Napoleon's sixth full length project of 2018, which features Noah-O, Skanks the Rap Martyr, DJ Akil and DJ TMB. Eyedee's dark and gloomy beats guides us through a harrowing tale of personal battles, loss and achievement as Napoleon Da Legend describes his experience in the Rap Life.

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released July 20, 2018

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All songs mixed and mastered by Napoleon Da Legend

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Track Name: Different
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]
In a cesspool of greed and vanity fiends
In search of success in the city where insanity breed
I sow seeds my soul bleeds beyond the smoke screen
cold feet stroking my ego until I O.D.
Codeine fixes juggling a queen and mistress
The king of mischief I’m cursed just for being gifted
Friendship and business it gets harder just to tell the difference
Some adopt a victim mentality and they get vindictive
Loads of women sending nudes and acting loose
And there’s attraction big titties and asses that affect my mood
Gotta a Buddha master not to give in
Super human shit as if my dick was never winning
Smiles and gimmicks when they meet ya they wanna feature
remember when I used to be ignored right by speaker?
Reality can change quick overnight ya name is lit
Face the music, if it’s my fate I’m not afraid of it

[Napoleon Da Legend hook]
Caught yourself a break now you winning
Now they looking at you different
Got yourself together you in business
Now they looking at you different
Got it popping accosted by pretty women
Now they looking at you different
Videos playing on television
Now they looking at you different

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]
Life of a rapper rising, posters and advertisements
backstage table flooded with some appetizers
Promoters and the owners love it, I’m so accustomed
showing out in public like "yo fuck it"
That’s in my cards, get em to send a car
Coming back with Po she telling me get in the car
Turning off G.P.S. locations and notifications
Underground secret poker games inside of basements
New faces on the daily and it’s dizzying
It’s Triggering the section of my brain that’s amphibious
Icarus, I feel my wings melting under heat
But that ain’t nothing, compared to hell’s lava underneath
So I’m stuck in the middle like that "Thriller" song
Controlled by invisible forces stronger than gorilla arms
Inside a fish tank like the pope in his vehicle
Seeing big smiles from even those who don’t agree with you
"Focus on the positive Po", "stay positive"
Another show another check go deposit it
Take a break from the scene and go step out of it
Don’t go forget U came up out of nowhere be proud of it
you never did it for attention did it for yourself and for your fans
Ya ancestors and all the souls of elders in ya fam
Clothes food and shelter for your fam
those were the cards you were dealt with
Fuck whoever jealous of ya hand
Track Name: Champion Sound
Napoleon Da Legend [verse 1]
Ice cold sangria with a hot Latina
The French say my flow is Jolie like Angelina
I’d rock her boat I’m a still a fan Aaliyah
I bring the pain like Columbus on the Santa Maria
Cancel careers like the trading ban on Korea
War time consigliere I can handle fear
Golden chandeliers baby blue jacket looking immaculate
You cats is lacking ya business acumen’s inadequate
Unofficial fan sacrificial lamb
Got bagged for a half a gram coming back from Afghanistan
I don’t hand to hand You album is can of spam
Smack ya whole face with the palm of an ouragatan
Basically you never a had a chance ask ya man
Transform ya Uber ride into an ambulance
I’m the last voice of reason in this rap shit
The rest of y’all should just move to Cleveland with the has beens
Defend my freedoms with the passion
The aftermath of ya career is you cleaning the trash bins
Move slowly with feet of an assassin
Outlaw at the beach smoking breathing up ya Ashes
That’s 2pac Shakur I do lots of tours
Never gossip round goons bout what u got before
Zsa Zsa Gabor
You was popping now you not hot no more
My squad took ya spot knocked you off

Napoleon Da Legend [hook] x 2
This is champion Sound you getting bucked down
Recognize the kings all you snakes getting shut down
By the champion sound
Better recognize the kings

Napoleon Da Legend [verse 2]
Secure the duffle now i see the coin W.B. De Bois classic
That’s just another "W" for your boy
Had to Kick that shorty out I’m easily annoyed
Panoramic 360 how I see the court
Earving Magic curve the perfect ass when I pass it set the bar
I got the nerve to surpass it I mastered
Verbal jitsu certified official
Name blew up so fast I swear to god I had to switch shoes
You catch a glimpse my team be moving how rich move
I can’t allow for all this talent to be misused
Already at it when you hit the snooze stick and move knock you out ya tennis shoes the highlights might hit the news
Kill em softly like Roberta flack worst than that
No words for that you the type to think the earth is flat
I’m on the edge of it you must be made of gelatin
No jealous men up in this regiment we don’t accept em in
Dirty specimen specialist it’s effortless
Cats is sounding like they shot up too much estrogen
Opposite of pessimist always the next to win
Ya favorite rapper can’t even stand next to him
I’m Doing well indeed dropping a jewel and leave u can tell
Rare breed like Joel Embiid
Poppin off you would think my label selling keys
Hell of cheese LLCs and all that

Napoleon Da Legend [hook] x 2
This is champion Sound you getting bucked down
Recognize the kings all you snakes getting shut down
By the champion sound
Better recognize the kings
Track Name: Carpe Diem
Up in the studio serving up and moving dope
Make these lames fadeaway like Patrick Ewing in the post
I do the most stayed quiet while the music spoke
Tried to disrespect the culture you know where the truth is though
Every match a mismatch while they try to piggy back
This is billy bad ass like I’m bringing Pac and Biggie back
I’m really that travel from Jersey up to Philly back
real hair, DJ, one mic, no silly tats
Hiring consulting firms to find where his Achilles at
This that gritty city committee not the pretty rap
Hard knock diplomas that’ll help you thru ya darkest moments
Not for the dumb def and blind / this for the smart and focused
For the chosen selected when Noah’s Ark approaches
So confident seen Pandora’s box and propped it open
Just to spar demons carpe Diem with my scarf squeezed around they neck until they stop breathing you can see it
Im D’artagnan with the heart of a champion
For too long, I was caught at the bottom inside a dark canyon
The dark side of the star spangled where stars vanish
Living under sub-par standards and hard to manage
Some lose it start to panic alcohol and drugs to escape
Only to wake up fucked up and stuck in one place
Like my dude money Kyle good dude million dollar smile
Abandoned by his parents as a youth was acting wild
Juvenile detention type looking for attention like
Only way he knew how to get it was getting bent and fight
Starting reading the Coran to get his mind right
But They still felt something was off with him that night
Acting all erratic pushing up on these girls
Snapping on these bartenders next minute he would earl
They tried to hold him up brushed me off and jetted out
Pissy drunk speeding, heading for his ex's house
Nobody answered the doors and so he broke it in
He saw her naked getting fucked and rage came over him
He turned into the Hulk and started throwing furniture
Earlier was partying next second turn to murderer
Laying in the blood as the cops rushed him
Didn’t even resist he was numb to the ruckus
See what I’m saying how his life took a turn
You can feed ya ego or ya light which one you prefer ?
Carpe Diem
Track Name: Shinobi ft. DJ Akil
[verse 1: Napoleon Da Legend]
Dominique windmills wind chill I been real
Fish scale rocket Ishmael cartilage spill
Rappers with androgynous builds we don’t feel at
Question where the skill at you can catch me where the real at
Chill at Chinese restaurants upper echelon renaissance in the Pentagon with some Decepticons
Looking for energon cubes stressing like John Q
That’s fondue push ya album back like Lebron’s due
Take it back to '92, '86 laying up crazy chicks
Baby momma crib smelling like baby shit
Bathing Ape the latest kicks dictatorship dick slay the chick
Up late eating mad potato chips
The devil not of afraid of it I level up a rebel what? You peddle drugs? While the government try to embezzle us?
The surrogate prepared for this Charismatic gentleman
Pharaohgamo lit we don’t negotiate with terrorists
Flatbush and Farragut black foot flash drive
WiFi get rich or die trying half a dollar
These folks still mad Obama How u live?
Show me what u did bad karma fucker this is what u get
Berlusconi burn slowly shinobi should know me
Red black Sauconi don’t talk about it show me
James Toney sugar Shane Mosley the game soaked me
Ladies at the venue play me closely

[Chorus: scratches by DJ Akil]
Napoleon Da Legend
Later on right, cause I'm a winner
Drop emcees like car collapse 'blawww!'
Rap legend, "yea! son!"
Living in the ghetto tryna get the hell out x2

[verse 2: Napoleon Da Legend]
This ain’t melodic illogical episodic, exotic
Doing Pilates with a Hot chick hard to process
Toxic, hit the block quick Pac shit talk shit
Confidence I walk with u awkward
Forklift my fork lift never pork looking like u never fought
Did some petty crimes but I was never caught
Fuck all metaphors and rhyme schemes I swipe screens and like memes with my wifey chilling eating ice cream
You trying hard to sound hard you sound fraud
I’m vanguard took the hand off and ran off
Randolph, Mortimer, Nautica sort of an extortionist
Louis Roderrer cast spells like a sorcerer
Resourceful expertise extra P i plead allegiance to no flag
I’m a nomad I left the region
Battered up and flesh bleeding neck leaking barely breathing
Rest In Peace to Heavy Dee I’m very genius
Track Name: Humble
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]
I’m too modest running thru zombies
within this new market who can stop em
Inconvenient truth change up the rooms climate
You turned coon to get it popping that’s the new logic
So fuck the game and where its going I just do fly shit
Earl "the GOAT" Manigault, strangle hold
Made em catch vertigo when I tell em my anecdotes
Amber rose type chicks tell em they a fan of Po
And I know, just get ya pretty hands off my dough
This is machismo, got it by the kilo Eloheem flow
Drinking Pinot adlibing my life like I’m the Migos
Beast mode mask off don’t hide behind no avatars
Your views ain’t matching ours that’s why we don’t collab with y’all
I walk the path of god stranded at the crossroads
Traveling accross the globe and I don’t even have a job
Rather blessed I learned to live with mad regret like Kylo Ren
Patience is a skill I haven’t mastered yet

[Napoleon Da Legend chorus]
Humble focus never let it get to ya head
Cause u be popping today next second u dead
Cause success only a question of perspective
never do what they expect
That’s how u stay ahead

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]
The rebel writer, angelic devils in my cypher a fighter in life
You’ll meet people that’ll never like ya
Dont waste ya time with em focus and just keep bombing em
Predominantly dominant don gorgan I’m honoring
My Predecessors, always kept en guessing tot an effective weapon
died 3 times and then I resurrected
To set the record straight they trynna ex-communicate
The Legend only flexing when u needed u can review the tape
me and my ex we don’t communicate just give me the cash
I don’t get myself in debt I just get you to pay
Smarter, outshining the sun and make the day darker
make profit split up the cake and let em pay homage
But stay modest even tho they wanna blow ya head up
To get u off of ya pivot that’s how they get ya set up
Be a master of self you’ll get yourself pass it
Well crafted in fact, you’ll get to wealth faster
The X-factor u rapping I’m not impressed at you
By the time u jumped the bandwagon I was next chapter
Switch blade, neck slasher slash check casher
Shows I put in work after party looking fresh after
Adamantium spine my brain lithium
Prometheus I tour still a Medicaid recipient
Don’t let the hype deceive you between what’s right and evil
If being right is a crime that means I’m twice illegal
Track Name: Barbwire ft. Skanks the Rap Martyr & DJ TMB
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]
Derek Jeter, Eric B and Rakim ether
The target market reacher sipping margueritas
Carbon dioxide breather powerful leader
IG'er my pride is sort like Vegeta
Top seeder compete like Nike and Adidas
The clear winner, you blind,, how can you not see this?
Block elitist turn the block into a mausoleum
All this hypocrisy damn I wish 2pac could see it
Dark features mahogany colors the kid is promising scoring Andrew Carnegie numbers
I got that moxie, my legacy written, this is therapy
Blessed like Melanie Griffin back in the seventies
Blessed like the 76'ers with Allen Iverson
Talented like a rap group of Staten Islanders
I make my moves like a strategist
And bring pain like Method man for all you sado-masochists

[Skanks the Rap Martyr verse]
If you trying to stop me you finna pay
Cuz once I put my sights on something I want God bless whatever’s in the way
Me and Po a come rock ya house party
But not like Kid n Play what I display ain’t the same I say shit nobody else a say
Still it’s a lot of people sleeping thinking I’m not official
But since a rookie I been killing shit like Donovan Mitchell but that’s not an issue
Cuz I don’t give a fuck how you feel
I been escaped the plantation y’all still stuck in the field
Nat turner with these rap words I turn the tables on you
Fuck your label before I slay you it’s only right I warn you
Yeah you paid me for my voice
But I don’t care ima still say what I want
Fuck what you say slavery was not a choice
A few just wasn’t brave
Cause Harriet said she would of freed many more
if they just knew they wasn’t slaves
They raped our woman whipped us and set us on fire
Denied us book hanged us and hog tied us with barbwire

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]
Samuel Jackson Noriega Manuel
Opposite of well-mannered the heaven and hell battler
Made a name for myself because I sell language
And stunning tales that will make my money swell mammoth
High velocity rise philosophy wise
Khalil Gibran, Bible, Coran: I sift thru the lies
Choose side red or blue pill we shoot to kill
Maneuver thru the field my attitude is fuck how u feel
Po is agile and agile u fragile and fragile
U cash in I cash out swerving thru the fast route
Spit ya best darts, gave you a head start
I’m knocking heads off shoulders u better get smart
I set the bar higher wrap it up with barb wire
There’s only one truth that means these rappers all liars
The industry is all biased drop a jewel to remind ya
In case these bastards catch a case of Alzheimer’s
Track Name: Black Swordsman
Anti-Caligula pushing Teslas Nicolas
I crack ligaments of rappers that’s extra-curricular
Monastery monk, Afro-punk still be sexing
Smith and Wessun for reporters asking silly questions
Slightly gregarious my voice tone Gregorian
I came out more mature, out of my own moratorium
Maury Povich, orator, the baby wasn’t his, the lady was a skits
she was only in it for the chips
Ain’t it a bitch? You can be rich and not even enjoy the shit
My future lit I saw the shit, stupid trolls ignore the shits
Their spinal cord is porcelain, I’m Scorcese mixed Oliver
philosopher who you making ya dollar for? Dominance
Ducking paparazzi I’m dodging photographers my monikers synonymous to fast lane check the speedometer
Somalian mentality, slap you burn a calories
I flip shares stock exchange, while you earn a salary

[Napoleon Da Legend Chorus]
Open the door let me in on lord
Let me the duty I was sent for
Break me off with something I’m a get more
I’m vested with the power from the main source

Rigomortis your corpse on the coroners porch
I struck a cord, sing the chorus for moral support
Philip Morris for short, stacking my chips like the Mormons
After performance the groupie swarming like transformers
I let em in then I make em take a survey
You first grade I fuck her sipping earl grey that’s great Britain
Benjamins I make spitting my written start bidding wars I piss em off then fly off to Singapore, I’m winning more
Figure four while you figure what I’m for just pick a sword I’m of sick of all ya talkers , most of y’all should listen more
Arrogant for nothing rappers I just had enough of rappers
Talking bout They this and that then you don’t see nothing after
I’m the puppet master never see me puffing after anyone I don’t smoke inhaling liquor with Henny lungs
You had a petty run, couple months already done
I move my chips on the board like Machiavelli’s son
Track Name: Get Off My Dxck ft. Noah-O
[Napoleon Da Legend verse]
Gotta get a grip gotta get my chip
Hot up in the mix gotta get my split
Dropping this product and I get my flip
Hit the block with a mission this I live
Make my way take it day by day
Killing these shows gotta get my pay
Gotta get my bag then I get right back
Get em real hype
when I get like that Back to the bricks from my cockpit
Came up in a city that’s toxic
Where stick ups a empty ya pockets
Walk with a chip on my Pac shit
Hustling making my moves lit
Doing my numbers and boost it
Walking that walk and I boom shit
I don’t be talking that coon shit
All this success ! Not accidental
I just be cooking like pots and a kettle
They taking money right out the ghetto
So quick get ya money up I will not settle
I will not fold I won’t fail, no!
They wanna lock us in jail, no!
They think my soul is for sale to devil himself
I tell him hell no!

[Napoleon Da Legend chorus]
These devils gotta get up off my dick
Yo yo yo
They don’t wanna see a pharaoh live
Hey yo yo
Only thing you get is what you give
If they talking then you lit own it
Get in where you fit

[Noah-O verse]
Mama told me keep me head high
Mouth closed
And my eyes wide
Gentlemen Southern treat her sweet as candy
Enemies greet em with cyanide
I don't argue I show & prove
I make moves growing my pie
I'm a grown man
Fuck these lil dudes
We could never see eye to eye
Noah & Napo again
Boom bap or trap we a threat
Yo shit is so wack hit eject
same lips they diss me with
Sucking my dick hit the back of they neck
Um yeah ughhh I dropp hella shit then take a break
Um yeah ughhh
I can't do no future cuz u fake
Um yeah ughhh
Naw I ain't do feature cuz u trash
Um yeah ughhh
Tell the suckas get up off my sac
Im wit Jody out in BK
That's my family I'm with Black
Boy I been here take u ten years
Just to reach where i am at
I got 3 cribs pay yo phone bill
U just reaching shit look sad
I go too hard I came too far
For me ever to look back
I fell too far I prayed too hard
Now u see just where I'm at

[Napoleon Da Legend verse]
I’m a stay up in ya face getting my break
Getting it wearing my cape
Looking real great I.m so outer space
Sold out these tickets they ran out of space
I’m just a god and living my life god
Shorty is thick with the right bod
Might take a trip and might not
I see thru the red like a cyclops

[Napoleon Da Legend chorus]
These devils gotta get up off my dick
Yo yo yo
They don’t wanna see a pharaoh live
Hey yo yo
Only thing you get is what you give
If they talking then you lit own it
Get in where you fit
Track Name: Supremacy ft. DJ Akil
I’m Enormously a beast you get horribly deceased
like the morbidly obese when I cordially agree
to take the court like Jordan in a fourth quarter streak
Forming my mystique with orthopedic shoes on my feet
Formerly known as a chief, I graduated to emperor
When I set off on my journey I took on a great adventure
I’m essential, flirted with greatness since adolescence
Took chances cause staying in one place was out of the question
I was birthed from the pressure of society’s ill
Reincarnated cause curiosity kills
Acquire knowledge show you how monstrosity feels
Ted Dibiasi before I die I wanna see mills
A black sheep, verbal athlete I murder cats
while sleeping catch an ass beating
When I catch that ass reaching
Switch lanes fast speeding otherwise in class teaching
Wise before my years plus I’m light years passed decent brah 16
This is the fix crack an aristocrats wrist
accept paper or plastic I keep the gas lit
Black listed treated life like a game of badminton
up to bat hitting homers, this is upper class spitting
Precise mind of a mathematician I’m passed sick
This is what the vast majority of rappers are missing
You drop projects it’s mad crickets nobody cares
Took it to the top it’s lonely cause ain’t nobody there

[Chorus DJ Akil cuts]

Rap suprematist you an apprentice smack ya premise
trynna stop us enacting dumb laws at a Senate
Ask ya lieutenant
Surpassing the limits and glass ceilings
This is a mass killing on wax I make mass appealing
smacking the critics
Without adlibbing or nothing
I outclass em got solid abs, sit ups and crunches
Pull ups , go head pull up and see keep bullets up in my sleeve
You peep bulletin I fill up the seats
Militant disposition, killing it got me in this position
Quick decisions, I paint it vivid so they get the vision
See the picture crystal clear I’m just pistoleer
Richard Gere switch gears then I switch my gear
I’m feeling this my year sitting in a different chair
They pay attention gotta listen with a different ear
This a different tier make them dummies switch careers
Change lanes, David Blaine poof disappear
I catch a body this experience is out of body
Knock ya head off, how u feel without a body?
I like my chicks rather naughty ducking paparazzi
Inside a rented masarati bumping Pavarotti
Fast lane like Ricky Bobby in Talladega
Medieval we find a traitor we just feed em to the alligator
100,000 dollar wages I’m Miles Davis
I’m The crowd favorite smack fire out of the mouth of Satan

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