#littleBIGlife [2012​.​ALBUM]

by Dante CK

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Here it is ladies and gentlemen, my most deep-seated and fine tuned work of art yet to date. this album has been a journey for me, the range of styles that can be found in this album stem from my ever changing moods and experiences with the people in (and out) of my life. My travels, my thoughts, my most happiest of times and a some of my most angriest of times. If you know who i am personally, and want a little peek into my perspective on life please listen critically. i do value your opinions whole heartedly. and for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting me ;) here's a another petal off my blossoming life.

if you ask me the worth of this album i'd tell you priceless, mostly because i spent an entire year on this release, its like a baby or a newborn dog or something to me, nah mean?

so for now let's just say....5 dollas. plz support n thnk u!!

<3Dante Ck

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released 30 March 2012
Dante Ck, Julia Easterlin, Leia Sadiku, Beau Young Prince, Caitlin Linney, Julian Warren, (Super)Dave Krongel, Zachary Davidson, Justin Parker, Michael Cooper, Caroline Oldfield, Sarah Schardt, Jay Brausch,

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Dante CK Greensboro, North Carolina

Hip-hop dipped in funk and dried in an R&B kiln for seven days.

Produced Tracks For Artists Such (But Not Limited To):
OCD MOOSH & TWIST / HOODIE ALLEN / YONAS MICHAEL / TARIK TROTTER /

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Track Name: Versatile-Like Damn!
Ok your girl looks good but my girls look great
and true dude i see you icing, but you aint got cake
and uh, if you make it rain, then i make it lake
you always say you ready steady but i'm fashionably late
its hard to relate- cuz i'm up on a level that's more capacious
so my brain stays in outer space to remain spacious
Captain Kelvin cuz it always seemed like girls
think i'm ice cold or the hottest on the scene.
or the hottest that they've seen in a long time
Sittin on the top of the world like LeAnn Rimes
and i got a parachute from heaven if i fall like travis barker, imma kick it to them special nothing light, im a sparker
going hard like the military, track it then i bomb it
my team get it cracking then i flip it like an omelet
pretty new to rapping but your girl is hopping on it
check my method cuz my style is supersonic i'm on it

i see these dudes getting hooked now cuz my style versatile
lyricals got them like damn, and all the
ladies getting hooked now cuz my style versatile
visuals got them like damn

dudes getting mad now cuz my style so wild
lyricals got them like damn
on the other hand, meanwhile, you can catch me geeking out
chilling by the snack aisle with my brohams-
i be chiefing all the time, but you know i stay efficient
while other dudes come to class sipping coffee, twitching
like they don't get enough sleep
but their story sound weak
cuz i'm up all night making mad beats
and writing papers, and getting paper
so if you aint down with what i'm saying yous a hater
and i am your replacer
better set another date cuz you been erased from the game like a paper mate
im trying to get some paper mate, put it on my dinner plate
spitting on a beat so sweet it'll make you salivate
i'm trying to get some paper mate, put it on my dinner plate
cuz i'mma go getter
real recognize real estate

(I see these) dudes getting hooked now cuz my style versatile
lyricals got them like damn, and all the
ladies getting hooked now cuz my style versatile
visuals got them like damn

(fools getting mad now, rapping on a freestyle
kung pow kicking like chan,
they say i got that recipe,
naturally they market me
protein bars, Vitamins A and D
yeah, rapping all the time, got a mind full of rhymes
rapping off the top, i call it a headline
Track Name: Go! (+ Julia Easterlin)
watch me, solar eclipse when i get my hands on some chips
cuz im starting to see that money might be the only thing i need
to succeed in a world that's run by greed, -cuz-
they been judging me -since-,
before i could breath
ever since i was seed, indeed i knew one day i'd be a tree
luckily i found a blossom and she's lovelier than spring, yup
drop dead gorgeous girl call her cadaver
Like pepsi i gotta have her,
i'll take her to where ever and we
Go!
Go straightaway, i've got to meet my lover at the station, i'll
give him a kiss and we'll be gone for good
Go straightaway, i've got to meet my lover at the station, don't
tell nobody, oh this is just between me and you

Oh no, it look as though, our little secret might of hit the floor
the thought is enough to make me sick so nauseously i passion pit
cautiously i let her in, right now she's my seraphim
reality is foreign to them and fallacy embodies him
but we are not the same, different lanes, different speed
and right now she's what i need, so i think i might proceed
So excuse me, keep it moving mr taxi driver
give my girl what she desires, and i told the driver
Go!
Go straightaway, i've got to meet my lover at the station, i'll
give him a kiss and we'll be gone for good
Go straightaway, i've got to meet my lover at the station, don't
tell nobody, oh this is just between me and you

Hush your mouth, close your eyes, i've got a, big surprise
careful, what perfect timing
Hush your mouth, close your eyes, i've got a, big surprise
careful, what perfect timing

immaculate timing, she's into wine and dining
she like the finer things in life thats she's eyeing me
she's into quality and tripping over quantities
i checked out her biology, obviously she's flawlessly
probably the most beautiful girl you've ever seen.
like something foreign only seen in dreams
but we are overseas, and i am but a king
shuffling my cards looking for the right queen

Go!
Go straightaway, i've got to meet my lover at the station, i'll
give him a kiss and we'll be gone for good
Go straightaway, i've got to meet my lover at the station, don't
tell nobody, oh this is just between me and you

Dante Ck!
Julia Easterlin!
Me and you
Track Name: Slow & Steady (+ Leia Sadiku)
Ck
I am surely not a Romeo
but even so, you love me though
i'm crazy but i'm working off insane… (hey)
Because my brain is tuned to music
and i'm learning how to use it
wild thoughts can be impossible to tame… (thats right)
I heard the mind is pretty tricky
and i think it's out to get me and and some money
but i'm not here to complain... (no sir)
And since i've been here for a while
i remember as a child
wishing everything would stay all fun and games... (haha!)
So if you have any suggestions
maybe we could take a second
and go over all the rules before we play…
I've only known this for a moment
but i'm feeling like i own it
so forgive me if i act a little strange. (pardon me)
If i stay focused on my lyricals
i'll make it in a year or two
so holler if you hear what i am saying... (holla)
They tell me one day i'mma make it
cuz i'm naturally creative
and that greater things will come to those who wait… (well ok)

So let's kill time and twiddle our thumbs
till we get there, till we get there
but i'm so impatient i remind myself that
everybody started on the bottom shelf x2

I found a message in a bottle
and it told me not to follow
all the silly things i see on my TV... (no sir)
And not to worry about them other guys
cuz we are living different lives
and what may work for them won't work for me… (true stuff)
i heard that patience is a virtue
and that loneliness can hurt you
which is why i tried so hard to build a team… (man…)
I thought i had a loyal army
but i guess the joke was on me
cuz i look around and all i see is me…
And so i travel slow and steady
to make sure that i am ready
for the obstacles and problems yet to be… (let it go)
So when they say that i am crazy
i just laugh and tell them maybe
in a couple years i guess we'll get to see…. (we'll see)
either way it doesn't matter
i'll be happy ever after
if i know i lived my life care free…(yes indeed)
And even if i never make it
i'll be strong enough to take it
cuz i am exactly who i want to be (and that's me)

So let's kill time and twiddle our thumbs
till we get there, till we get there
but i'm so impatient i remind myself that
everybody started on the bottom shelf x2
Track Name: Stardust (+ BeauYoungPrince / Leia Sadiku)
The universe, the atmosphere, the cosmos someone get me out of here

True beauty never sleeps, hold it all in her name
and hope the rose never forgets the dirt from which it first came
laugh together and sing out loud while we spin on this merry go round
and ask yourself, how do you feel now?

Don't you like how it is now when were making music
like we should be doing, it just fits perfectly when we all listen
Don't you like how it sounds when were making music
all together now, it just fits perfectly when we all listen

escaping reality wont cushion you when you finally fall
so depend on the people who love
who been there through it all
together now, raise your glasses up, chase them down
good vibes taking all over me now, lost myself but now i'm found
in the music i'm creating, and the friendships i am making
i'm kinda anticipating this little big life that's waiting
but never forgetting my history, my origins, the quality
making me see the truth in the darkest part of the night
agreed.
that he who stays truthful and grounded, finds his success best
so i'm confidently embarking, all work no rest
we all together like occupiers and protest
came about through this mess
look what we found in this
success and a bunch of wild visions
true world but lacks religion
we just curious children trying to escape our limits
knew from the beginning that everything that shines isn't gold
but truth be told the chest is resting deep inside my soul

Don't you like how it is now when were making music
like we should be doing, it just fits perfectly when we all listen
Don't you like how it sounds when were making music
all together now, it just fits perfectly when we all listen

I'm moving on, i'm reaching out, its bout time that i leave this town
i packed my bags, took all my clothes, ready to change my life around
going through my things, so much to bring, how the hell did i get all this junk?
i gotta whole closet full of gadgets and tools, i gotta fit them in the back of my trunk
and we hit the road, with no where to go ,but it don't matter we just follow our passion
my super team will travel the world, and anybody in our way we'll pass them-
push the petal to the metal , we don't settle for a little, keep it going till we're granted the truth
other dudes are glued to Facebook and youtube, but no thanks, my space has gotta stay removed
- i, been following a dream so clear,
caught myself sleep walking out of my sphere
it's weird how important unimportant things appear,
when you working on something everyday for a year
never the less i'm gonna hold it down cuz i've gone so far
so far gone like a mastodon, ready for the up's and downs
any slips or falls, i'll beat them all cuz…

Don't you like how it is now when were making music
like we should be doing, it just fits perfectly when we all listen
Don't you like how it sounds when were making music
all together now, it just fits perfectly when we all listen
Track Name: Frank Rhymes
Produced By SuperDave Krongel & Dante Ck
Engineered by Dante Ck

once again i find myself, high above the clouds
people calling out my name, but i'm never coming down
They ask me how is everything
i smile back and tell them everything is everything
but sure enough when i see my real people
i'm greeting them with a hug, and the rest,
like weight off my chest its no love
call it open heart surgery
even when people have never heard of me
i speak and they treat me liturgically
it worries me...but i have problems with trust
when other trust to much and end up out of luck
i tend to go with my guts, acting on a hunch
my inclination is the only thing that's holding me up
and so i'm thinking i ain't stopping till a million up
our conversation telling me your too lazy to be impatient
well maybe i'm just making accusations
but based on what i'm saying i been living in the moment,
like there's no waiting

progress is a process, no stress live life,
im just trying to be the best that i can,
like pinky and the brain, i been cooking up a plan
at my own will, while they making mountains out of mole hills

Once again i found myself a little more than before
i've got my bags packed and i'm heading for the door
and the door points towards awards i can't afford
and the prestige it takes to succeed and be adored
Shit, i swear to god i'll never ask for more
but i ain't trying to spend my whole life in a grocery store
foresaw me living happy forevermore
with enough money to never get bored.
got girls on my mind, but only one i love
never see me feeding a pigeons, save bread for the doves
got money in my pocket but its pending like a docket
so i keep my plans moving like a sprocket
spending all my time writing lines- i'm fin to blow
so i be on my grind pro-skating it manual
traveling the world take a look through my espial
intellectual flow exceptional
got so many things on mind, i'm let them know
i am in my prime so i might as well let them go
traveling the world, take a look at my episode
intellectual flow exceptional

progress is a process
no stress live life, im just trying to be the best
that i can,
like pinky and the brain, i been cooking up a plan
never stand still, sick of making mountains outta ant hills
Track Name: Do Your Thang
Back in the days when i was young i'm not a kid anymore
but i still i'm feeling as alive as before
before i ever took a hit, drank a little bit, or made it with a chick
i was getting all my kicks from playing magic
it was a fad but the toys that i had were hella rad
leave it up to my imagination, to take my surroundings
digest them within take the good from the bad, as a child i pretend
everyone is equal, she's as good as him
anything is everything and everybody wins
reality in real time can suck but it depends
on your outlook on life when your wits are running thin
the tip of your chin, keep it pointed up, buddy
and if it starts to rain try not to get your shoes muddy
Go for the Gusto, T.K.O knock em out, power ranging
mighty morph to making money

Stop for a second
smile for a minute
dance like you know you should
Oh i'm living every moment of my life to fullest
so you know that i'm feeling good
i got real big dreams, started with the littlest things
working with whatever life brings
why ask why when you know time flies
stay focused and do your thang

Back in the days when i was young and pretty stupid
never was good at math but my wordplay was lucid
i wrote my own rubric, then i started rapping hoping that i would attract some attention like cupid
i knew it, even though they made it look easy
the radio is killing folk, and television needs me..
but since every other brother and they mother wanna
be a big stunner fast track riding slick in a Maybach
i just lay back and write them off like AJAC
the money that i spend better know im gonna make back
while going hard as trigonometry, and honestly i've got them beat
i know that you'll never amount to this
calculous, my flow is somewhat mountainous
i'm counting this as one the, last times you'll ever be
bragging on a beat about your jewelry, its all tomfoolery
focus on the simple things and live life beautifully

Stop for a second
smile for a minute
dance like you know you should
Oh i'm living every moment of my life to fullest
so you know that i'm feeling good
i got real big dreams, started with the littlest things
working with whatever life brings
why ask why when you know time flies
stay focused and do your thang

Back to the days when all my teachers would say
that we could be anything if we put our mind to it
Take me back to the days when i would always sing
and didn't worry about a thing except childish games
i'm going back to 92, playing sonic on my genesis
Listened to The Chronic way before i tried the medicine
Hooked on Phonics got me more into ebonics
now i'm going flowing supersonic,
rocking it polyphonic then i
Stop for a second
smile for a minute then
dance like i know i should
cuz i been living every moment of my life to fullest
so no wonder that i'm feeling good
i got real big dreams, and i started with the simplest things
working with whatever life brings…
or whatever that means, we all grow old and die
so have fun cuz you know time flies
Track Name: Black Hole
well i been thinking
for quite some time
about my friends, and about my life
the places i been
and the things that i've seen
the people i love
become a part of me

you minds' well stay out my business, because our friendship is over
we tried to keep it alive, but it turned out mediocre
i see the games that your playing, and your strategies' dumb
i'd rather take a chance against a loaded gun than go on
Your pretty lucky to me, because i'm all about peace
your like a child when you speak and all your stories are bleak
maybe it's me being stubborn, maybe my logic is beat
but your a bitch, and i'm a dog that's getting g harder to teach

i knew one day it would all come crashing down
if you didn't get your way
i knew one day you would end up in my town
and now your looking for me
i knew one day you would take control
anything to reach your goal
and pull me in, pull me in, black hole

but i been thinking
for quite some time
about my friends, and about my life
the places i been
and the things that i've seen
the people i love
become a part of me

ok at first i was pissed, , that was just what i needed
such a slap in the face, that's when my anger exceeded
instead i left it alone and washed my hands to the matter
toke the pit inside my stomach out and turn it to laughter
but oh no no not for you, that wasn't part of your plan
i took your heart made of glass and i turned it to sand
if i could go back in time to when we met i would miss it
then today i'd feel fine just like you never existed cuz

i knew one day it would all come crashing down
if you didn't get your way
i knew one day you would end up in my town
and now your looking for me
i knew one day you would take control
anything to reach your goal
and pull me in, pull me in, black hole

and i been thinking
for quite some time
about my friends, and about my life
the places i been
and the things that i've seen
the people i love
become a part of me

yeah i been thinking
for quite some time
about my friends, and about my life
the places i been
and the things that i've seen
the people i love
become a part of me
Track Name: Money In My Pocket
Let me do my le le, let me do my thing
wired in the brain i drank the water from the sink
crazy for the bling like golem and his ring
i manifest into my destiny and come back as a king
just to shrug, cuz what their putting down i am above
what it does? i am what it is and you are what it was
smoke blue heaven got the vape right near me
and if you voodoo i got that move through theory

got money in my pocket, if i'm solid im a squash it
im a always do a number trying to dot it, yeah i got that
money in my pocket, if i'm solid im a squash it
im a always do a number trying to d.d.d.d. dot it


but maybe to you that's all i need,
to be hotter than lava don't bother baby believe
I keep her on the low cuz she be moving like go go
take her by the hand and then we bounce over the moon Oh!
watch out for the slumps, jump to seal your fate
fall through the clouds and splash into the lake
i'm all for the day, the air taste great
and even though i ain't making a mili
she don't hate, what can i say?

got money in my pocket, if i'm solid im a squash it
im a always do a number trying to dot it, yeah i got that
money in my pocket, if i'm solid im a squash it
im a always do a number trying to d.d.d.d. dot it
Track Name: Midnight (+Caitlin Linney)
so if you feel like dancing in the moonlight
i'm waiting for the right time, to show you
and if your thinking feeling like a lover
chasing dreams and catching trouble
maybe i can be the one for you
and if your thinking that your crazy
just remember you amaze me
loving you is way to easy to be true
Midnight-

sometimes i feel good sometimes i feel sick
whatever i am feeling my queen is there with
others don't understand, they say that we don't fit
but i could care less, they must be jealous
nobody can tell us a thing, the popular fellas
can make it rain, champagne but i pop an umbrella
i'm like, you wanna take a walk, it's a lovely night
i know somewhere we can talk under the moonlight, aight?

so if you feel like dancing in the moonlight
i'm waiting for the right time, to show you
and if your thinking feeling like a lover
chasing dreams and catching trouble
maybe i can be the one for you
and if your thinking that your crazy
just remember you amaze me
loving you is way to easy to be true
Midnight-

I thought it was all a dream
the things that i've seen and said didn't mean a thing
if i controlled my dreams, i'd always be at war
with the files of my mind at the door, i can't ignore
i'm so glad that i finally found an angel
earthbound, till she broke out of her bangles
i saw the shadow of her wings in the streetlights
she with me every night, helping me sleep tight

so if you feel like dancing in the moonlight
i'm waiting for the right time, to show you
and if your thinking feeling like a lover
chasing dreams and catching trouble
maybe i can be the one for you
and if your thinking that your crazy
just remember you amaze me
loving you is way to easy to be true
Midnight-
Track Name: #littleBIGlife
today i'm feeling home sick and shit…. i haven't been home since
alone in my comfort zone, I say home is where the heartbeat is
and to each is own, only gone for 5 minutes, but it feels so long
vision clear for 6 years, running strong and sincere,
so the scene compliments serene themes, still seeing green
and it feels real falling in and out of my dreams
where i'm surrounded by crooks and thieves
reality is screaming oh please, they don't mean nothing to me, i'm singing say la vey but on the inside it never feels right, we fight all the time and then act like it's
peaches and cream
i play dumb to the silly games your throwing at me
and i agree the way were acting has been kinda wacky
but just in case you can't see
to me your looking pretty fancy, girl
thats why i let you step into my little big world
singing

maybe some day soon my life will change
but either way i'm breathing and i'm happy so i can't complain
and maybe some day soon i'll find my way
they say what goes around will come around, so i keep playing

i'm working so hard to reveal this, simple need for realness
i'm not a hero not a zero i am a civilian
but i dream higher, desires to make a million, i
never was a lier but knew plenty, rumpelstiltskins
use to have childhood dreams, until i killed them
to make room for bigger, better things and fulfill them
a penny saved a penny spent, anything to pay the rent
i push one hundred percent
like it's nothing, loving it
and maybe one day, when all my goals have been attained
they'll look back and me and say, look how Daron really changed
switched names, was it fame that made him Dante?
Time can only tell i got my true friends behind me
and we gon get it popping, got everything to gain
now that i focused my aim, i got everyone in range
the game needs a change, and i'll be the one to blame
kicking flows like johnny cage whack rappers be afraid
and i say

maybe some day soon my life will change
but either way i'm breathing and i'm happy so i can't complain
and maybe some day soon i'll find my way
they say what goes around will come around, so here i wait