Keyholes EP

by Oso Negro & Ph8

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The Keyholes EP allows listeners a rich but limited glimpse through the doors of Oso Negro (Ontario, OR) & Ph8's (Taos, NM) minds. This sample-based, 5 track project is a loose extension of Oso's last album, The UNKIE O LP (Sept. 2014), on which Ph8 & his Po.10.cee brother Lissin did half the production work. Custom Keyholes art was created Dusk One, SLC, UT.


released January 29, 2016

Produced, mixed, mastered- Ph8
Lyrics & vocals- Oso Negro
also featuring lyrics & vocals by- Zyme One', Arthur Maddox, Ekym, Lissin, Doc Equality, Liphe, Ph8
Art by Dusk One




Oso Negro Pensacola, Florida

A recovering scientist, Oso Negro dedicated his present to hip-hop +. He can't relate to much now-a-days, so he's decided to make music of his life and time. "Breachin' kids thoughts, but aiming at the minds of men, finding them fighting tidal strength." With a twist of reggae & a splash of crooning, Oso mixes it up, keeping it fun & stimulating ... more

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Track Name: Bad Love
jealousy and ego
these fellas be so evil
tellin me to please go
meditate on re-growth
jealousy and e-go
the fallacies that we're sold
no penitence or weed smoke
can get us free of these holes*
jealousy and ego
the relative of people
embedded as a prequel
to genetic's full upheaval
jealousy and ego
i've never seen no equal
it sets the scene to feed those
skeletons and key-holes

i got, i got bad bad love
i got, i got bad bad love
i got, i got bad bad love
i got, i got bad bad love

jealousy and ego
a trellis beneath tree growth
enveloped by the leaves, so
developmentally slow
jealousy and ego
the melanin brings heat, yo
repelling peeps to treat those
"mirrors ain't like we though"
jealousy and ego
appellate, seek the legal
pathetic schemes of regal
keep infected as the sheeples
jealousy and ego
compelling me to freeze cold
mention me, i squeeze throats
seek enemies then sieze hold

i got, i got bad bad love
i got, i got bad bad love
i got, i got bad bad love
i got, i got bad bad love
Track Name: Bedroom Funk feat. Zyme One' & Art Maddox
so the
homie ph8 sent me a series of blind dates,
all different sortsa shapes, sizes, and kinds of shakes
I had to figure the rhythms out
if any were my taste, similar when we vi-brate
it's bumpin. i have to bask in the fragrance
with an aftertaste of bacon, mixed with banana flambe
crammed way in, i'm gettin deeper every cut,
need a band-aid and neosporin to mend it up
lay it down, face me on the court, you're stuck
how O plus ten is, always finish forty-love
game, set, match, like, i'm game
so i'll set a match to the feet
over the crashin of the boom baps, in this beat
i ain't no fashion police, watch me master miss jackson's steez
mix and matchin with ease
fit in my cleats to gain trac-tion beneath
these satiny passionate RAP sheets
the only time you wanna FEEL the clap
the only dime that can make you wRAP it
the only time i'd hit it last, perform publicly
share her with another, right in front of me
create mother seeds
cuz that's how we love our beats
Track Name: Summer Wine
the fruits of our labor,
the only juice we can savor
save the truces for later
this gunfight's for sunlight, producing the flavor
and we exist as a factory
persist thanks to the master bee
how it has to be, a lasting theme, of passing genes
now let it flow in the vastest streams
barrage of biological batteries in the battlefield
chemical warfare, deployed where the tragic's real
allelopathics, classic, back tactics up
scene's drastic, scheme's amassing, we rack it up
arsenal, sparse then full
power devour nutrients,
phosphorous stocked for us, now we nuke equipped
my technique's elusiveness
enzymes oxidizin and reducin shit
mutated fukushima drips
grow leaves via folded proteins
sow green relentless trenches, then reap from my whole team
bangin never stops, hanging any crop from
every post, tree, string, or object that'll hold me
mostly i'm ghostly with that slow creep
always on the lam, yeah my cultivar is "bo peep"
soak deep, tap root, no feet, blow attack you,
breeze, release my allergens, go sneeze with your "a-choo"
catch you with a thorn or sticker
your skin torn or ripped through
a hidden branch, floors and trips you
i list the seasons as my pit crew [sick, dude]
the reason i see fit to, the body work, and thick 'do
core builds more i fill with the chlorophyll's
i become inclined
to SWEETen up for summer wine
swish it past your gums, sometime
Track Name: Vision Quest
been to heaven and back, when i'm hittin em raps, yeah, i levitate fast, dude
eliminates past, disseminates maps, to the inner space, that's you
moments get stacked, movement is sapped, fluid turns statue
probing dem cracks, glowin at last, soul at rest, that's food
with precision, yes, a vision quest, from deprivation
made the decision test the risen stress, with breath and patience
bless the glory of the respiratory, stretched then vacant
pull then clear the pulmonary, full freshness i take in
inhale a spinning gale and capture it within my rib cage
exhale a winning tale of mastery fitting for this stage
inter- v. in-dependent, interred v. visitin residents
insure insurgency when emergency's been met with reticence
engage the cycle, rephrase the life view, elevate the sights [true]
regain the right you, retrain to fight through, meditate on light [ooh]
restrain the hate, resentment in detention, elevate- slice roof
agree pain's the way, as we strain to stay, in the phase we'd like to

break down when we face the weight
raise crown or taste drowning. ph8 creates

it's hide and seek with an essence not inside of me
silent, speak, violent, meek, spiraling, from time it's free
resides beside thrice-fold dimensions, mighty sleek
broadcast receiver, at LONG last i'll meet ya, my decree
six grams of glory, and the story starts to unfold
not seeds of morning, but the sporings of the fungal
i set some fun goals, stood on stage, and spun gold
spread nectar, bumbled. come blaze with your favorite uncle

cosmic rays or a concrete jungle?
we all stuck waitin for the complete bundle
cosmic rays or a concrete jungle?
we all just playin and compete for the plunder
cosmic rays or a concrete jungle?
we all contemplating on a complete bundle
cosmic rays or a concrete jungle?
we all just trainin to compete for plunder

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