[re​]​flex

by R-Don

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Reflections on music and life and all that on lo-fi and boom-bap. This is the first [re]start point.

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released March 19, 2017

Guest appearances by RealVenom, Starcloud, mystic elder maikis..., & clouuds
Production by C.R.I.S.T.E.N, STRWN, 20syl, Oddwin, iloveyoko!, Dynamite, Morello, BYSON, & CJBEATS

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R-Don // 루카스 New York, New York

i just rap some and make beats

the korean part is pronounced lucas

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Track Name: Welcome [Prod. C.R.I.S.T.E.N]
Yeah

Let me tell you what I'm gonna go and do
And, let me introduce you to all of my crew
I might just go ahead and show you all my style
I might just hang around here for a while

So you can just, relax to this mixtape
While I go out, and look for my Miss Bape
You know I ain't really changed that much
I been chillin, don't nobody tell me mush

But I been moving at my own pace
Look in the mirror, see it on my own face
The improvements in the sky, do I gotta tell you why?
Well then, take seat now, and try not cry

Cuz this journey is all mine
Track Name: System Remix (feat. RealVenom) [Prod. STRWN]
Have you heard about that young boy R-Don?

Glitchin out ya system, women can't resist him
In case you missed him, I'll just enlist him
Oh wait that's myself, hold up what am I saying?
Fool look beyond thyself, like you would when you praying

Cuz the boy out here slaying, hit list on my phone
On the floor I leave you laying, going GEETGEETGEETGEET when I'm in the zone
Say you got it, lil poser let me see
Before I go and pop it, got to the count of three

One, two, three, oh wait, its too late
My time never free cuz I'm just too great
What what what what was that now?
Tight cuz your girl laying on me like a cat now?

I mean, that's your fault, step ya game up
I go catapult, when I step my fame up
I've been in the vault, now I got my game up,
And y'all are at fault if you set a lame up

Attacking the beat so primitive
My edition is limited, prolifically a genius
My lyrics I spit intelligent, mentally a chemist
RealVenom, remixing the system, we systematic
Me and R-Don be killin the game, while you lame rappers be napping
Better step up to the plate, cause y'all lookin like actors
I'm the número uno factor when it comes to blazing out on tracks man
YUAH
Track Name: Yourself [Prod. 20syl]
Wanna talk about who spittin on it merciless
I'm killin all your heroes so I'm leaving you all Percy-less
A young boy moving up the big game
Saw your music and sorry man it was a big shame

Thats just what they be telling me whenever I show em
Thinking I should quit cuz I got skills but ain't grow em
But when I say I wanna quit they say I'm wasting talent
Make your mind up, love me, hate me, or stay silent

They saying that I'm racist becuase my shawty always Asian
Can you tell me what's your basis before I get to erasin
No time for stupidity, so please get out my face
I really hate duplicity, don't make me catch a case

You say that my rap just isn't ever trap enough
And my beats, well, they ain't ever slap enough
Why you always coming round saying something negative
You put me to sleep, thats why I call you a sedative

So you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been chillin out here by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I stay making moves here by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been doing my own thing by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been making music chillin by myself boy

So I ain't ever listening to anything you saying
You should shut your mouth up whenever my music playing
I'm just doing me and having a good time
As for you, well, you can't even move rhyme

I been spitting verses since 2015
But yikes, you ain't even made up to 16
Quit out when it got too rough, that just isn't me
They just gonna hate cuz my beats are never free

I change up on my flow like I'm shifting with the gears
They see me on the screen like a challenger appears
Street fighter on the beat, my homies call me Ryu
All these whack rappers, man I never wanna see you

Now you get up out my room if you ain't with my crew
I might bring you to doom if its what you wanna do
I see you talking boy but I don't see you taking action
Man your YouTube channel is nothing else but your reaction

So you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been chillin out here by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I stay making moves here by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been doing my own thing by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been making music chillin by myself boy
Yeah so you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been chillin out here by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I stay making moves here by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been doing my own thing by myself boy
Yeah you should worry bout yourself boy
Cuz I been making music chillin by myself boy

One last time for all the naysayers
Who would bring my ex out, testify that I'm a player
Who be talking bout my past cuz they wanna bring the slander
When I come up to em straight then they all start to meander

If you steady chattin, then I'm getting confrontational
You end up on the news and they saying its sensational
Whats money gonna do if they put you in the ground?
So now you lookin up and you frightened by the sound

Yeah
It's R-Don
[re]flex
Mixtape 2017 we just starting
Part 1 part 2, this just part 1
Imma let this beat rock now
Ay, ay
Shoutout to Starcloud
We out here
New York
Track Name: Love Is Not Lost (feat. Starcloud) [Prod. Oddwin]
Gotta pick between, its you or the rap
But I'm just another teen, making music on my laptop
Lately I been feeling old school like a flat top
And I been peeling fakes off my life like my hat top

Regardless though, I feel like I don't got it anymore
Cuz when I go, I feel like I'm not flowing anymore
I see the others and I see what they accomplish
Coulda treated them as brothers, coulda been their new accomplice

So I stay doing all the things I gotta do
So maybe I could one day do the things I wanna do
Well, could young lofi become a trap rapper?
Or is this hip hop and is that moving backward?

Its things like this that get me worried in my mind
And thinking I won't ever make it up to getting signed
But, its out my hands now the dice have been tossed
And no matter the outcome, the love is not lost

I know you had a long day and now its over
I know you come home and wish you weren't sober
The stress is kicking in but you just keep on fighting
No matter what goes on you say its still exciting

All you tell me is the love is not lost
Yeah all you tell me is the love is not lost
You keep on working baby, but at what cost
No matter what, you say the love is not lost

The love is not lost
No matter what, you say the love is not lost
The love is not lost
No matter what, you say the love is not lost
Track Name: Comfort [Prod. iloveyoko!]
Valentine's Day ain't ever been something special for me
Just a day when I would cry about all of my missing glory
But if you down girl then just know that you could change that
Wanna stay with me girl well I promise I'll arrange that

Never been an option so I'm cool with being second
As long as I can be with you, you know this how I reckoned
It would come to be between us, cuz your heart is somewhere else
You know how I feel but really am I good as someone else?

What do you mean oh what do you mean thats what I say when I can't understand
All of the things that I'm telling myself, whenever I tell myself I'm the man
Try to gain confidence that I don't have, just so you know what I'm talking about
You know I'm willing to give you my all, I would even throw out all of my clout

So girl let me come and comfort you
Cuz I need a little comfort too
Please just let me come and comfort you
I just really need some comfort too
Track Name: Shanghai (feat. mystic elder maikis...) [Prod. Dynamite]
You give me the beat and you know I'll be ripping it
These other rappers see me and they all know that I'm killing it
I'm making up the bribe and then you'll see me out there slipping it
Straight to the official so my homie can keep flipping it

Yeah it's international the way I'm on this flow
Only fly from JFK whenever I gotta go
You'd think that I'm Sonic when I say that you're too slow
But I'm too far in front for you to get up in my row

Came from New York, lock the beat like Riker's
Crossing over cultures when I'm rolling with my bikers
If you ain't making moves you nothing more than Facebook likers
We ain't playing soccer but on beats you know we strikers

Shawty told me months ago that she was Guyanese
But yeseterday she went and spoke to me in Chinese
Doesn't matter cuz I'm flexing, never on my knees
You ain't got a visa? I got five, look at these

Its New York to Shanghai and then to Seoul city
Wherever we go its just getting too litty
They know us worldwide our names have been written
All up on the billboards for bars that we're spittin

Meanwhile i been bored of bars that they spittin
They actin real scared yeah they actin like piglets
They up on the mic and they spittin the same flow,
Copyin Migos, spittin the triples
None are original all of em triplets
Look at rappers like us you see the difference
Woah, look off in the distance, it's them dudes who you want
To prove your existence
I been writin rhymes, I been flyin high
I been writin rhymes, I been flyin high
Look inside the eyes of a cryin guy, who aint even here he in Shanghai
Go to Shanghai, see if you gon come back the same guy
We could have the same car with the same rims and the tires but
We'll never have the same drive
Track Name: Late Night [Prod. Morello]
This how I'm feeling when I'm chillin on the late night
This how I'm feeling when my chillin just don't feel right
This how I'm feeling when I'm living by the streetlight
This how I'm feeling when you keep making me feel tight
So how you feeling when you chillin on the late night?
So how you feeling when your chillin just don't feel right?
So how you feeling when you're living by the streetlight
So how you feeling when I keep making you feel tight?

Walking on home, half past midnight
I got in a scuffle, when they stopped me it was mid-fight
I didn't mean to deck him but that boy was swinging first
He should just be happy I ain't put him in a hearse

I didn't even start it but got kicked up out the venue
All I wanted was some food, I was looking at the menu
And by that I mean his girl, but that ain't too important
She was lookin fine, so I told her she was scorching

That's when he walked over and he got up in my face
I was like excuse me sir, but you don't run this place
He told me to run off and that I should get to scrattin
I told him that I wouldn't because I was only chattin

So he threw the first punch, went straight to my eye
Left it miscolored look like blackberry dye
They kicked us both out, now I'm out here on my own
Now I'm walking home, in the streets all alone

This how I'm feeling when I'm chillin on the late night
This how I'm feeling when my chillin just don't feel right
This how I'm feeling when I'm living by the streetlight
This how I'm feeling when you keep making me feel tight
So how you feeling when you chillin on the late night?
So how you feeling when your chillin just don't feel right?
So how you feeling when you're living by the streetlight
So how you feeling when I keep making you feel tight?
Track Name: Dreamin' (feat. clouuds) [Prod. BYSON]
I once had a dream that I flew on out to Seoul
Hori pulled up in a drop said homie boy let's roll
So we went cruising down, all the way to Hongdae
Hit the VIP in the club, rappers in the hallway

She said let's get up out there, and put on a dope show
Hit the stage and just spaz, with international flow
We killt it like KenKen, the trillest of worldwide
But that's when my sentence was telling me goodbye

I shot outta bed, almost like bullet bill
My eyes were mad red, I was losing my will
To go back to school, and get on down to work
My dream was too cool, but real life was a dork

So that's why this music is all that I got
I know if I lose it then there goes my shot
That's why I'm dreaming and that's why I'm grinding
To re-live the feeling, and share what I'm finding

I'm cruisin
Keep it movin
San Diego Cali boomin
I just did another show but peep the west city movement
Got the glow
I got the flow
I got the women wit the dough
Say sayonara to the rest of it cause school is where I blow

I got the music that's keeping it movin
2 U's wit R-Don that's foreign influence
California to New York I'm steadily cruisin
And I control it with my mind I'm keepin it lucid

Like I been dreamin

I been beamin
Super cleanin
I been grindin
I been fiendin
You been lyin
You been cheatin
You was follow I was leadin
2 U's only takin W's I will stay undefeated
Coo enough to walk up to a fire touch it and then freeze it

I been freezin
On the weekend
Spittin fire like I'm preachin
I been reachin
They like senpai got the flow they askin can you teach it
Got em everywhere they askin me like they beseechin

Hey
Track Name: Lost [Prod. CJBEATS]
Once fell asleep in the back of the train, didn't know where I was
I know there was terror in the back of my brain, didn't show how I was
Cuz where I live you can't ever show no fear, or else you'll be taken for a fool
Or worse a tourist, and home was never near, so I just had to keep my cool

And just get on my little private journey, silent through the streets like I was a Russian spy
Young boy alone, broke and getting thirsty, wanted help but sadly I was too shy
At this point, I didn't know what to do, phone was dead, I just couldn't call my crew
Dude smoking a joint asked me what it do, made like I couldn't hear and kept on walking through

And then almost like a blessing, I looked up and saw a place I knew
Honestly, normally it'd be distressing, cuz it was a place that I had grew
To somewhat despise, cuz man I wasn't cool with anyone in there, no not at all
Yeah it was my high school, I wish I didn't care but I just had a stack of memories too tall

To ever let go, but I had to be thankful, cuz from here I could get my ass home
I felt like, I had won myself a bank full, cuz it was as clear as sites in Rome
So I walked on down, found the MTA, swiped my card again, now I knew my way
Hopped on the Q train, now there was delay, but it was all good, so now this song can play

Yeah

Don't get lost
Track Name: An NYC Outro [Prod. iloveyoko!]
No Supreme, I been banging on my chest
If you try to step to me, imma put you all to rest
Yes I'm from New York, who you think you talkin to?
Boy I'm not just someone you could come up walkin to

I'm inspired by my city, call me A$AP Jay-Z
Y'all are sounding just like zombies but this isn't Day Z
Some see the MTA and they worry bout the cost
But I jump a turnstile just to keep from getting lost

One dollar pizza, I could live off that for years
And go the rest of my life never step a foot in Sears
QCM in high school, chillin with the boys
Thought we'd grown up outta Hot Wheels and girls were our new toys

But we the same old kids, we ain't ever gonna change
You could tell me what you want, interventions to arrange
Have fun wasting your time, cuz I'm enjoyin mine
I'll keep ripping up these beats while you standing up in line