Holy Grail

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Napoleon Da Legend links up with Toronto-based producer Sproxx on this full length album.

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released February 22, 2019

Produced by Sproxx
Written by Napoleon Da Legend
Artwork by Domenico Errico
Features Recognize Ali, Tona, DJ Modesty & DJ TMB

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Track Name: Emperor's Coming
[Napoleon Da Legend Verse 1]

They took away our courage and inserted fear
So I swallowed up my pride and cried inverted tears
Everywhere’s an opportunity to shine
I got the eye of the tiger think with a Buddha’s mind
Joggers or suit and tie they tried crucify the messiah
Now let its digest like the enzyme in papaya
I’m a pariah an outlier without a prior
A mix between an arrogant truther and modest liar
A human and a god, making music isn’t hard
I do it for fun but they pay me like it was a job
This a come to god moment in ya headphone
Hyperventilating like you was breathing with ya chest gone
He was the best already written on my headstone
Tourette flow, retro, Chris Jackson neck flow
Egg rolls, sushi Unagi, I’m a tsunami Annunaki
Like getting my mind soul and body right

[Napoleon Da Legend Hook]

The emperors coming !!!
Got all my ducks in a row and it feels right
The new wave is coming !!!
This is a warning that we sending better get right

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

Schedule all booked I might just sell a book
You Melbrooks in Spaceballs ya whole demeanor smell shook
I demoralize you sort of guys
Victory sweeter than what’s in between Kimora Lee's thighs
I’m not the least shy not a preachy guy
You PG-13, I swipe the stripes off ya shirt clean
Do you a solid now apologize I can see more pussy in you then a gynecologist that’s cross eyed
Kaleidoscope a meteor that collided with dope
Not a scholar, I’m emperor Caracalla meets the pope
I Don’t need notes damage like nicotine smoke
Leg lock ya knee broke, Ricky the dragon steamboat
Overload em with machismo Jake Roberts
Like the reverse of a queer, I’m spitting straight knowledge
Less than 5’8 with Nate Robinson hops
Body ya whole body of work and let it rot in box

[Napoleon Da Legend Hook]

The emperors coming !!!
Got all my ducks in a row and it feels right
The new wave is coming !!!
This is a warning that we sending better get right
Track Name: Glorious Path ft. DJ TMB
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

Never stagnate live everyday like it’s my last day
Namaste hope the good I do erase my mistakes
And it’s mind state acquired like in wine tasting
Wide awake middle of the night with my mind racing
Thoughts zip lining with insomnia
seen people persona change like the hair color of Rihanna
I hope it’s for the best though cause life can be grotesque and roughest than a gortex soul yep
We so obsessed with the concept of success
That shit can be more toxic than a pessimist’s breath
But what’s really important? Every time you stress ya life shortens
So caught up in the mix I be forgetting what’s normal
I gotta get away from it to savor it
Keep it one hundred with myself
like highest score from Wilt Chamberlain
Mad risky like tales of Agatha Christy
You can die from loss of hope like a dagger ta kidney

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

While they try to tear us apart with the bigotry
The tensions high you could probably hear a cricket sneeze
Negative vibe I’m sick of reading headlines
Spreading lies messing with my mind before bedtime
Should put my phone down it’s hard to slow down when u got goals that’s higher than the pole up north
Don’t wanna be cut short
It’s a tough course training like Jean Claude in Blood Sport
Buying supplements up in the drugstore
To stay sharp like Neymar in Saint-Germain
If you ain’t bout the growth what we doing ain’t the same
Going thru great pain and sacrifice
come to think in certain countries you’ll get killed for a bag of rice
Over here it might be Nikes and some Adidas kicks
I just wanna serve better like Ivanisevic
On a clay surface at the french open
Putting the pieces back together cause I’ve been broken
For real tho
Track Name: Source Magazine
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

Gazing back my bad days I wouldn’t take em back
Save that for y’all to critique when I fade to black
I’m glad I never let doubts get the best of me cause
They would be so many highlights I would never see
I used to be so insecure slash immature
Thru the years I learned you can’t make another man’s image yours
Cause ya truth is like a signature it’s unique
Cinema director and I’m living out my movie
Edits and mad deleted scenes several script changes
A bit a danger I’m a risk taker
I do my own stunts, otherwise for me its no fun
Shogun assassin might run up to a wall and do a back-flip
I’m the hero and the actor ignore the camera
Playing the main protagonists was told I was a natural
Summer blockbuster parachuting off a crop duster
Pay my dues and stay recluse like my pops mother

[Napoleon Da Legend Chorus]

This a story of a man who had a dream
Ever since He read the source magazine
Hanging pictures on my wall
Bumping Wu-Tang Forever they would tell me "it’s yours"

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

Half a lung and asthma pump still wanted to get involved
Smell of cigarettes my neighbors smoking in the hall
Hustle in the spirit was stubborn and conflicted
Weazing and outta breath, struggling to spit it
But why is it I felt the most alive in that moment
Poker face a pro at hiding pain put a mask on it
Believed in what I had and I put some cash on it
These rap dreams don’t come attached with a map on it
You gotta work the locks yo pride gonna get hurt a lot
Few taste-makers gonna decide who gets heard or not
But fuck em, just build platform and be yourself
The real can tell and you see for yourself
That it’s ain’t what seemed from when you first look
Respect the game my perspective changed and the earth shook
And it’s looking even better than it did before
I’m touching people I ain’t met and that worth living for

[Napoleon Da Legend Chorus]

This a story of a man who had a dream
Ever since He read the source magazine
Hanging pictures on my wall
Bumping Wu-Tang Forever they would tell me "it’s yours"
Track Name: Hype Juice
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

It’s academic, coonery's an epidemic
Looks harmless and then it reach the youth like DJ Akademics
And it’s a Machiavelli tenant
Deception is a method that they use against us as a weapon
Dressing up like chicks and gender bending
Trolling 101 for attention disrespectful statements trending
Label heads lending their advance
And Fronting like they got organic fans
Worshiping that pentagram
Another troll tactic now they deemed the total package
All the major blogs paid off / to post they albums
The smaller blogs gotta follow suit like sheep puppets
Arguments in comments makes the algorithm skyrocket
Can’t knock the hustle Russell Simmons started
And all the opportunities that Hip-Hop has given artists
But damn can’t a man talk about the by-product
And the damage it did to our people just to buy a products?

[Napoleon Da Legend Hook]

Got us drinking that hype juice
That machine can make everybody like you
Flashing lights feeling Eiffel
Now ya lit On iTunes, Spotify and Tidal?

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

Gun bars, drug bars, sex bars
Ghostwriter to my left to write the next bar
Next star the one before just got left off
It’s a business the machine is like a Death Star
That the Dark side that carbon monoxide
One thing about the Truth is it cannot lie
Multi-color dreads chasing clout and using beef
That’s some things that’s always gonna work with human being
It’s psychologic it’s beyond logic, bombarding us with promo controversy get us all to cop it
Good or bad news a feedback loop
And ironically most artists never see that loot
Past due? You can’t recoup? Get dropped, substitute
Gotta constantly reinvent yourself like Busta do
One day you popular the next they had enough of you
In a split second ya career can flash in front of you

[Napoleon Da Legend Hook]

Got us drinking that hype juice
That machine can make everybody like you
Flashing lights feeling Eiffel
Now ya lit On iTunes, Spotify and Tidal?
Track Name: Gut Check
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

No Pain no Gain a king I’m a say no names
Changed the whole game while they did the same ol’ same
Same old names and gimmicks it’s an age old saying
What you put ins what you get out of this game OK?
Swish! the black Smith maximum lit
My Maxim is to blow backs in tilt ya over the axis
You can tell from the accent I’m spitting facts and
Saks Fifth getting to this bag quick / I’m nasty with it
A fire hazard a fly bastard I adapted
Sado-mas' got the knack for this game time
Y’all talking about practice I be dunking with the hang time
Soaking up my jersey in the future they gon hang mine
Over the rafters like Larry Bird in Boston
Disregarding jealous ones like I never heard em talking
Soul searching like a girl who got a third abortion
This a gorgeous gut check that’ll hurt ya organs

[Napoleon Da Legend Hook]

Gutcheck gutcheck
Half these rappers out there suspect
What I say might get em upset

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]
Relationship kill and relationship build
I seem way too many artist trying pay to fit the bill
You Should have stayed real grass fed and organic
Multi-tasking I snap necks and form planets
And perform for only the hardcore fanatics
Aim the 44 caking like Jay "444"
24-7 so obsessed I’m jordanesque
I can run laps around you with a broken leg
Show respect or meet a slow death wilding
like a Vietnam Vet on no meds
What yo step in these parts where they car jacking police cars and disregard the life of chumps who try to be hard
Focused like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk
A phenom plus I bust they try cheat on us
Believe you me that beef’ll get you C.U.T.
Got a pack of wolves in the back that wanna see you bleed it’s that

[Napoleon Da Legend Hook]

Gutcheck gutcheck
Half these rappers out there suspect
What I say might get em upset
Track Name: Love Like This
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

Told me I was her best wants me to clean her mess
We connected in sex she loved it when I squeeze her neck
She was still beefing with her ex she was in heavy debt
Lost some weight on weight watchers she used to be heavy set
Not even a week / into it we starting arguing
You owe money and push a Benz ma look at the car you in
Oh / my bad I know / you gotta keep up with Joneses
Cubic zirconias praying you get that job bonus
Sacrificed ya peace for ya appearance seems like a pattern
Getting mad when you borrow from me and I ask it back
Then you get me to smash make up sex the best right
Booked a show u get jealous when I take my next flight
Almost feel like we competing, we supposed to be a team
Texting me threat before I hit the stage
Now I’m getting heated
Hacked into my Instagram and twitter then deleted it
The fuck is wrong with ya mad sexy but you devious

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

You my brothers keeper nah fuck that sucka you reaching
I don’t trust you either top of that I don’t fucking need ya
Off the hook, phone ringing when you need a favor
Flip side peace see ya later ghost like Anita Baker
Arrogance is a disease a cold mixture of fear and greed
Showed ya true / colors like a scene shot by Tarentin'
Talking to my ex? I guess that how you felt you want my life so bad you should be trynna build yourself
I don’t want ya help help nah I’m good fam I’m good
I’m just I’m just doing me out here like, like I should
I’m in too deep I gotta eat plus got several mouths to feed
One way street type friendships ain’t what its cut out to be
With friends like this who needs a rival
bribing and conniving pirates for survival
I could probably write a novel i don’t know how to
Shut my mouth when I see foul shit I’m a just pull ya file
Keep my name your mouth who you calling pal?
Track Name: Nothing 2 Lose ft. DJ Modesty
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

Jack hammer the ciment the black hammer head
Dagger sledge hammer legend drinking Armarret...
standing next to all my predecessors
Going on the record you can add another
check to ya record collection
Overgrown egos getting emo that
shot of Tito’s got under my skin like a torpedo
Yo bout to chill and melanate
And push all of toxic negative energy the hell away
Come to think I used to welcome drama melancholic self hate scrolling up my mental Teleprompter
The devil calling me like telemarketers
I put em my no-call list that Nikoli Volkoff shit
Not impressed by all ya so-called hits
My buzz accumulate, I call it a snowball flip
And yo them "know it’s all’s" is getting sick they got canned like Campbell soup and, on some Andy Warhol shit

[Napoleon Da Legend hook]

I got nothing to lose
Walk a mile in shoe kid I got nothing to lose
What I live is my truth and I got nothing to lose
And I just do what I choose kid I got nothing to lose
I got nothing to lose

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

Wolverine status, the guillotine slasher
One man army better than the illest team rapper
I’m a green magnet / slash clean magnum
Read the chapter Alcindor came Kareem after
The tea bagger slash rematch asker
I be fiending for this rap shit the relapse master
The go-for-broke type like a crib with no lights
Up late cold nights updated from my old life
The rock bottom is a gift it’s like a starter kit
And when you make it passed you can deal with all of it
That unpredictable smooth shit for you douche bags
Seeing a pharaoh shine got some of them dudes mad
No free collabos it’s deeper than rap tho
Teaching these cats flow keeping the cash flow
Peeping the cat go and exceeding the plateau
No need to ask you already know I got nothing to lose

[Napoleon Da Legend hook]

I got nothing to lose
Walk a mile in shoe kid I got nothing to lose
What I live is my truth and I got nothing to lose
And I just do what I choose kid I got nothing to lose
I got nothing to lose
Track Name: Haribo
[Napoleon Da Legend verse 1]

Married to the game with no pre-nup my buzz beamed up
Copped a Jolly Rancher pop from the ice cream truck
Everything I dream of came to me like an avalanche
I used to pray like god please give me half a chance
All I needed was the rock to score the bucket
On the road stunting, video shoots going over-budget
So what? Fuck it! It’s one life to live so why should I give
I just inspire these kids to think big
It’s narrow road backstage gummy bears, Haribo
Get my mind right then steal the show like Chris Jericho
Best kept secret New Orleans at the Essence Fest
Take me to ya leader, I don't do second best
It’s a jungle in my DM's Eva Mendez type
Overnight FedEx package with Nike’s
Late flights shots of whisky crowds rocking with me feels like my pops soul with me think about him rolling thru the city

[Napoleon Da Legend verse 2]

Drinking games one shot you give the wrong answer
I'm feeling mad dizzy I played it off with a calm manner
House party with some old friends cigars lit
Tomorrows not promised so the present gotta honor it
Royalties looking like a tax return check
Play the game smart the moto’s earn more and do less
Encourage bootlegs get it how u can it’s all fam
Cause when we die we gonna leave it where we all stand
Feel like marked man they try to pick apart my plan
Like the late martyrs in my Malcom in My martin stance
Started to expand hired a staff for my empire to last
cut the pie in half
Then fly back slide my seat back, dip the tea bag, pick up a newspaper nowadays I barely read that
I’m like T-Mac minus the bad Kneecaps no A&R needed
cause what I do they don’t teach that
Just being honest

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