Digital Boogie Man

by Curbside Jones

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JALENKWRIGHT "I'm a blatant idiocentric" raves Curbside Jones on the opening track. Hardly braggadocious, it serves as a fair warning to those presently unaware for what the 'Digital Boogie Man' has in store for them. Humanity's technological advancements manifesting into something (or someone?!) nightmarish is the premise for the series' first installment which showcases a sonically maturing Curbside Jones struggle with the pros and cons of being called a "bad texter" and tech’s impact on his relationships. Favorite track: Heart//Drive (Prod By. Corey Arnell).
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1.
Lag_Switch 02:41
[Intro: Bobby Digital] See I thought to myself I'm Digital this year. I'm not going to keep being stuck in this analog world trapped with all of these analog niggas who're really just too slow for me... [Verse 1] Catch me uploading on my 25th hour Saying grace before I break bread with a higher power Pulled out a chair for my ego as it stumbled by Was told not to get big eyed, was served some humble pie Hearts to those who showed acceptance Through my adolescence Word to Black everybody is somebody's somebody Insecurities evanescent as I stand in the present Death to weak signals you can get kicked from the lobby No lag in my hotel go tell they're ethernet cable so frail Run it back, don't be salty, drink some ales Better check your oculus to see who you boxing with South paw to your slack jaw that be the consequence For misreading the frame data, close out hard reset I am the text you send the voice in your head set I'm the power you hold, you can seek me anywhere I am you, now install and prepare [Hook] Boogie Man Boogie Man come out to play Reset the routers no lag today Digital fantastic, raw dynamic Sooner or later you'll all understand it Boogie Man Boogie Man come out to play Reset the routers no lag today Digital fantastic, raw dynamic Sooner or later you'll all understand it [Verse 2] Motherboard's only creation, create for recreation Obtuse separation, from this laggy world I'm facing Chasing time as if clocks ain't on all devices Log off, restart, disconnect from your vices You can now safely remove your hardware Hard drive my hearts there, back up and part there Left the Matrix cause the phones ain't have iOS Couldn't update my Twitter to show I am stressed At best I'm a blatant idiocentric Gotta update, excuse the latent amendment On my software, 1990 let's start there That's when the creator plugged in my USB At my funeral use that to upload my eulogy Then shut down my software, whatever year stop there May my image be a meme on social media And every king thereafter studies my Wikipedia [Outro: Yeezus] When someone comes up and says something like "I am a god", everybody says "Who does he think he is?" I just told you who I thought I was, a god! I just told you! That's who I think I am!
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Th3 Anatomy 03:20
[Hook] Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear It's the Boogie Man I'm the villain of the year, yeah (Talk to 'em) I'm the villain of the year, yeah (Talk to 'em) I'm the villain of the year Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear It's the Boogie Man I'm the villain of the year, yeah I'm the villain of the year, yeah I'm the villain of the year [Verse] Woke up this morning phone stuck to my right hand The screen lit up the room left my face with a slight tan Pulled the USB cable felt it jerkin my navel Battery source is stable all movement enabled Yanked the phone from my hand but The wires made it snap back Looked at my wrist and saw the logo for Snapchat Touched it and opened up the app on my forearm Logon at the cost of your soul you've been forewarned Swiped it to the left Twitter birds flock down south Got a call words from the speaker flocked from my mouth Closed my eyelids YouTube stream from my iris Switched over to Xvid felt a rise in my stylus Pulled back the covers legs read swipe to unlock As they sat idol above the OtterBox socks Suddenly got fatigued it got hard to breathe Then I noticed a red battery by my USB [Hook] Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear It's the Boogie Man I'm the villain of the year, yeah (Talk to 'em) I'm the villain of the year, yeah (Talk to 'em) I'm the villain of the year Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear It's the Boogie Man I'm the villain of the year, yeah I'm the villain of the year, yeah I'm the villain of the year [Bridge] The Boogie Man's in the house Better watch your mouth! The Boogie Man's in the house Better watch your mouth! (You know him well) What's my name, what's my name now? Uh Say my name, say my name now! Uh What's my name, what's my name now? Uh Say my name, say my name now! Boogie Man [Outro: Powerpuff Girls] [Jerome] Listen up, all you freaks and disasters, and chill the frag out! Cause here comes the master! So give it up for the beast with the plan! The one, the only, B-B-B-Boogie Man! [Boogie Man] So tell me. When things get creepy… [Crowd] Blame it on the boogie! [Boogie Man] When things get spooky… [Crowd] Blame it on the boogie! [Boogie Man] And when things get freaky, funky, and nasty… [Crowd] BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!
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[Pre-Hook] Now tell me what it be Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh? Disconnect to reconnect we gotta [Verse 1] Yo I was called a bad texter I took it as a compliment Cause I can talk to people face-to-face with confidence Lost eye contact when signing these phone contracts Humanity still in intact the Boogie Man I combat Just a product of my environment Better yet my resources connecting to unseen forces Better yet the wifi The blacker the berry the sweeter the apps like torches You can catch me leaning horizontal when I slide by Phone on airplane mode please do not disturb Cause I feel you don't feel my presence as much as my word If we looked up from our phones we wouldn't feel so alone Our growth postponed like additional chromosomes Can't put a price on living what your lifestyle cost ya? Can't GoogleMap the path to happiness and prosper I was called a bad texter I took it as a compliment Cause I can disconnect with confidence [Hook] Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh? Disconnect to reconnect we gotta We gotta disconnect to reconnect Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh? Disconnect to reconnect we gotta We gotta disconnect to reconnect now [Verse 2] I was called a bed texter didn't take it as a compliment I couldn't talk to people face-to-face with confidence Lost eye contact when I signed my phone contract Humanity no longer intact the Boogie Man I couldn't combat Let me take you back thumbing through pics Lane-to-lane switching Gotta get these tweets off that was my number one mission Listen my priorities aligned with the vast majority's Sent my lover a text, hold up, are they ignoring me? Let me take you back thumbing through texts Lane-to-lane switching Heard a tire screech looked up white light blinding my vision Now I'm laying on this road with glass in my neck and think I ain't get to finish my text I was called a bad texter didn't take it as a compliment I couldn't disconnect with confidence [Refrain] Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh?
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[Curbside Jones] Good morning! It's your man Curbside Jones here in the mix on 104​.​7 DBM Radio Giving you the latest hits for all you Digital boogiemen and digital boogiewomen out there Can't forget my DJ, DJ Point-And-Click in the mix On the one's and two's I meant on the keyboard I meant on his laptop I meant on his MacBook Right now we got a couple callers on the line Uh let me switch over to the first one Caller what's your name and tell us where're you from? [Lil Shawty Mane] Wuzzam mane it's yo boy Lil Shawty Mane mane Calling straight from Maine mane But look here mane I'm just havin' troubles wit my guh mane Like e'er time man I got I gotta text my guh While we in the same room mane Just to get a response from her mane Like you been layin' on the couch mane She got the phone in her hand all the time mane Wanna FaceTime mane I don't even know what to do mane Let what let let a playa know what he should do mane! [Curbside Jones] Well first just turn up your system And listen to this new jam by The Digital Boogie Man Produced by that bad man Corey Arnell!
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Part 1 - Heart [Verse 1] I ain't talking 'bout love no more Rather send it from a keyboard Left my heart on my hard rive Texting you to save my pride Emoji emoji emoji These are my feelings you're my one and only, only #youremyoneandonly Look, you ain't talking 'bout love no more Rather send it from a keyboard Left your heart on your hard rive Texting me to save your pride Emoji emoji emoji These are your feelings I'm your one and only, only #Imyouroneandonly [Pre-Hook] Trying to be passionate to passion-less people Check the follow ratio we ain't equal Plug my USB where it's safe for me FaceTime date better wait for me Physical contact keep it to a minimum What you runnin' on? This the new millennium Better update... better update [Hook] Baybay why don't you just hit me on my line Maybe you and I can share some time But I don't think I'm asking for too much So if you're feeling me let's stay in touch [Verse 2] I ain't talking 'bout love no more Rather send it from a keyboard Left my heart on my hard rive Texting you to save my pride Emoji emoji emoji These are my feelings you're my one and only, only #youremyoneandonly Look, you ain't talking 'bout love no more Rather send it from a keyboard Left your heart on your hard rive Texting me to save your pride Emoji emoji emoji These are your feelings I'm your one and only, only #Imyouroneandonly [Pre-Hook] Trying to be passionate to passion-less people Check the follow ratio we ain't equal Plug my USB where it's safe for me FaceTime date better wait for me Physical contact keep it to a minimum What you runnin' on? This the new millennium Better update... better update [Hook] Baybay why don't you just hit me on my line Maybe you and I can share some time But I don't think I'm asking for too much So if you're feeling me let's stay in touch Baby what you waiting on? Baby what you waiting on? Part 2 - Drive [Verse] Staring into the windows of your S-O-U-L No signs of life baby you looking real pale Have you been staring at the screen all day? (All day!) You been staring at the screen all day what you waiting on? Like cliffhangers Remove the shackles take the phone from your fingers Have we at arm's reach but so out of touch I mean a text away guess I'm pushing my luck Yo I've been staring at my screen all day (All day!) I've been staring at this screen all day Been waiting on you stress times two About to ride through but I rather just dial you What you do when its just us two Got a lot to prove so I just dialed you Yo we've been starring at the screen all day (All day!) So let's put this FaceTime away Ayo ayo ayo ayo Ayo ayo ayo ayo Ayo ayo ayo ayo Ayo ayo ayo ayo Baybay (you've) been staring (At) at your screen (all) all day... Baybay (you've) been staring (At) at your screen (all) all day...
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[Verse] Took a trip to LA to realize I wasn't living Wasn't making the most out of the seconds I was given From bus stops to Inglewood to trains to Hollywood Thoughts went from maybe so to I probably could And to think I used to stress about creases in my Forces No mind for the less fortunate got to change courses Now I'm wearing Oxfords while dancing in the rain Go to sleep with visions of taking planes to Japan Lamping on beaches with a chick with African features Throw my phone in the water to escape Apple's reaches Birthed at 24 staring down life's corridor Asking is this everything or can I get more? Can't race time bounce my soul on the baseline Said forget praying and dialed God on the FaceTime Word on the block is they want to kill us up That's that black plight pour a pint up in my cup Now you're a dead amongst the living They'd rather see you dribbling There goes your fallback ball is life says the children Money is the root lets cut down trees and get wealthy Still can't buy respect cause the powers in the selfies Yo God it's Curbs got an iPhone6? If so can you send these broken homes a few pics? Our lack of power got us in the darkest hour We starving to uplift so destruction we devour Eden 2K15 in 240p Check the resolution of the revolution in HD The emperor's new groove setting flames to your aux cord My Lord bless my accord saliva be the sword The Boogie Man hacking into your wifi If you scared say you scared but not I Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh? Disconnect to reconnect We gotta disconnect to reconnect Took a trip to LA to realize I wasn't living Wasn't making the most out of the seconds I was given I'm lamping on beaches with a chick with African features Throw my phone in the water to escape Apple's reaches
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Reset_ 03:21
[Intro] I was leaving the party and something told me to take one more look around. And I' very happy that I did cause that's when I saw you standing there. And suddenly, I felt warm all over. A thousand thought started racing through my mind like who you were with, who were you looking for and then our eyes met and I knew it all. Isn't it funny how everything is revealed in a glance [Verse 1] Her ring finger turned to bone as The ruby started to slip off She glanced at her watch With the hour hand ripped off No point in telling time if everyday ain't your last The inside of eyelids stained With names from her past So every time she sheds a tear You can read a memoir I touched her cold cheek Her pain seems to stem far Born in feudal Japan had a son with the warlord And kept a lover that never slept Underneath the floorboard The warlord heard their conversations Through the corridor Talks about time and how she could afford more Promise of forever vanity guaranteed Had his men kidnap her and tie her to a steed Put a knife to her back made her take two steps and turn Then pulled of the blindfold and Made her watch the temple burn I looked down as her finger turned back to flesh Then she whispered in my ear, "Would you like to start fresh?" [Hook] Would you still enjoy living If you knew waking up everyday was a given? Would you still enjoy living If you knew waking up everyday was a given? Chasing time and getting lost in our devices Disconnect from your vices Yo we're chasing time and getting lost in our devices We're chasing time [Post-Hook] Uh yeah one two one two One two one two Uh yeah one two one two One two one two One two one two It's like one two one two The Boogie Man's coming for you So what you gonna do? It's like one two one two The Boogie Man's coming for you So what you gonna do? [Verse 2] See me. Want me. Get me. Touch me Feed me and plug me. Trust and love me This whole world is cold and ugly What we are is low and lovely I am the most digital Boogie Man! The most digital Boogie Man! Let me be your favorite nightmare Close your eyes and I'll be right there Wide Open (I'm right here) All (It's all baby) Over (It's all over) Again (Again again and again) Again (Again again and again)
8.
[Intro: Curbside Jones & Pliny Science] It's like Pliny Science what it is one time? What it is one time? Yo Pliny can I kick it? I said Pliny can I kick it? Yes you can! Woo Hah! Got them all in check! [Verse 1: Curbside Jones] Too many fake apostles wanna be colossal Spray the gospel on a wrecking ball and wreck your hostel If the shoe fits buy some socks and a matching outfit Check the blueprints, my whole outfit you can't outwit Forget being Austin's greatest, have you not heard my latest? I'm slanging rocks at your nose with the power of David Sold albums in Tokyo, doing foreign exchanges So stay in your lane with that rental you got from Avis What's crabs in a barrel to a chef? Top notch cuisine Just want the brother Yasiin to say my rhyme schemes obscene Invade your feed with selfies that got Moses in the background I'm godlike, smell what I'm cooking? I lay the smackdown It's evident my mind resides in nomadic settlements Catch up, put that lead up and stack sense like embezzlement This ain't a verse it's a stock tip boy So get your hands out my pockets boy [Verse 2: Pliny Science] One for the worthless two for the purpose While countless kings slain saying why haven't they heard us? Claims of royalty in common speak persuade the verdict but The silent take the night so dim the lights and close the curtains I can tell you why you're nervous my presence built your burdens How's the territory worthy of a crumbled crown been working Hmmm not bad from your perspective Until you realize there's misdirection in the method And by the time it sets in it's too late Hip hop nowadays seems to need redefinition So if it's true the Golden Era is gone Curb can look up to Mos I'll channel Talib and change our name to Brown & Black Star (Hey yo Hi-Tek) The lowlife with lofi records thriving with no lives left So before you think you can stomp out the fire Just know I'll take a chance to crumble your empire I'm gone [Outro: Curbside Jones & Pliny Science] Bring it on if you think you can hang And if not then let us do our thang thang thang Bring it on if you think you can hang And if not then let us do our thang thang thang It's a stick up stick up hands to the ceiling One two one two return of the villain If you're with us with us wave one for the realest Step up step us if you don't feel us

about

The first in a two-part series, the project is a concept EP based around the Digital Boogie Man, who is a manifestation of our infatuation with technology. This is the lighter of the two parts, focusing mainly on our interactions that happen behind a screen, hence the cellphone on the cover. Curbside Jones touches on topics such as- texting and driving, becoming 1 with your mobile device, hiding feelings behind a keyboard or phone screen, and more. Curbside Jones enlists producers Corey Arnell and SPELLWRKS to help him craft the 8 track EP. The only guest verse on the project comes from Austin Texas emcee Pliny Science.

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released December 15, 2015

Recording and mixing by: Curbside Jones
Production: Corey Arnell (Heart//Drive) SPELLWRKS (Synced.Up) unless mentioned all other tracks were produced by Curbside Jones
Artwork by: CrystalFace
Guest vocals by: Corey Arnell, Knatasha Chambers, and Pliny Science

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