Road trip with Instafamous cat becomes part of 10-year journey

Tales of Trim, the first cat to sail around Australia
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Carol Rääbus

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January 17, 2018 09:47:27

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Home is where the cat is for Richard East.

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Willow and a Tasmanian sunset
“I like to say that I have settled down, it just happens to be in a van. (ABC Radio Hobart: Carol Rääbus)
Mr East arrived back in Tasmania before Christmas and spent time with family and friends, but he still lives most of the time in his van.”When I booked my ticket back on the Spirit of Tasmania [ferry] they thought that’s it, I’d settle back into a house and get a job,” he said.”But I sold my house, I won’t be getting my job back. I’m happy with what I’m doing.”While he admitted he does miss having an oven now and then, as long as his van is home to Willow, it is home for Mr East.”It’s been made my home by my cat, pretty much.”

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This is Willow video on Instagram
“As we started travelling I started putting up more pictures of Willow and it started to get more and more interest.”We have such a private life but it’s shared by so many people.”It’s so nice to get feedback from people that they enjoy hearing about our story; it’s quite a motivating factor in our journey so far.”Willow kept on a short leash in the wildThough most people Mr East interacts with online are in support of the black adventure cat, some have concerns about a domestic animal being out in the wild.”I think it’s justified, but they have to understand that she’s supervised 24/7,” he said.”When she goes out she’s 50 per cent of the time off the leash, but she has a tracking collar, so if she decides to wander off I can nab her in 10 seconds.”He said he was very careful when travelling to make sure Willow never went where she was not wanted, which at times meant he avoided common tourist areas such as national parks and state reserves. External Link:

Rich snuggling Willow in the van
“A lot of people would see that as quite limiting … Sharing the journey with strangersBefore he left Tasmania Mr East started an Instagram account to post the occasional photo of his new life.As he started to drive around Australia with Willow, his account under the name of Van Cat Meow started to grow and now has more than 62,000 followers. This is my life now.”More than three-and-a-half years ago Mr East quit his full-time job, sold his Hobart house and took to the road with a custom-fitted van and his best friend Willow, the cat.10 years on the roadThe pair of travellers have completed a trip around Australia, from coastal roads to crossing deserts to even taking a little trip over the Great Barrier Reef.”I don’t think Willow really cared to be honest, but I had a great time and she just became the boat cat for three days,” Mr East said.While many assumed Mr East would be done with life on the road after returning to his home state, that was never his original plan.”In the back of my mind I sort of knew it would be long-term; I’m talking 10 years,” he said.”I’m a third of the way into that, it doesn’t sound so crazy now.”

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Willow was adopted from a cat rescue shelter before she became a famous travelling cat. Leave your thoughts in the comments. the reality is there’s so much more to Australia than just the national parks.”I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything.”Simple life keeps trip goingMr East said he financed his travel by selling things he had made online, a couple of investments, and some work he picked up along the way.”The plan was to never work again, but the reality is I’m not a millionaire so I’m going to have to work.”But when you don’t have a mortgage or the council rates and all your bills … Buying a house and settling down are things that tend to go together, but settling down doesn’t mean having to be stationary.For Richard East, being settled is all a state of mind, not a location.”The biggest question for all long-term travellers is when are you going to settle down?” he said. you can live really simply.”Back in his home state for a while, Mr East has not stopped travelling and is driving around Tasmania with his furry companion.”I think I average about 60 kilometres a day,” he said.”People might consider it adventurous, but a lot of other people might consider it incredibly boring — there’s a lot of relaxing in one spot.”I love going to a random place and just plonking myself down there and just experiencing it over a week and seeing how it changes, watching the sunsets, watching the tide come in.”
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Rusty the dog homeward-bound after 1,500 km cross-country odyssey

January 17, 2018. (ABC News)
“He gave him his chow mein but, as he was eating out of the bowl, he was taking each carrot piece and chucking it out.”[Paul] told me ‘This little dog he just doesn’t like carrot, he’s picking every little piece of it out’.”This is not the first time Rusty has hit the highway.In 2016 he was found up in Chinchilla, more than 200 kilometres from home. Photo:
Rusty the Australian terrier with Heather Reid, the wife of the truckie with whom Rusty hitched a ride from outback Queensland to SA. Video: Rusty has spent the past few days being cared for in South Australia. I mean he’s a special little dog and he’s very dear to our family but he’s still a naughty little bugger,” Mr Scudamore said. January 17, 2018. (ABC News: Michael Clements)
“He just put him on his pillow and he just slept under the air-con the whole time, while Paul had to sleep on his bag because he had no pillow.”She said Rusty had been great company for her family’s five-month-old French mastiff.”[Our dog] is a puppy, five months old, but she’s big and she lays on him and he [nips] her legs to get her off – it’s all play, it’s really quite cute.”The family lost their other dog in an accident just days before Rusty’s arrival, so said the Aussie terrier had helped cheer them up.Rusty proved to be a slightly fussy eater as Mr McDowell shared his meals during the long ride.”He was feeding him dim sims, he said he absolutely loved dim sims,” Ms Reid laughed. Photo:
Rusty the Australian terrier with Heather Reid, the wife of the truckie with whom Rusty hitched a ride from outback Queensland to SA. (ABC News: Michael Clements)
An appeal went out on social media seeking help from anyone passing through who could drop Rusty off.Thankfully a pet transport company has offered to return Rusty to his owners.Owner Stuart Scudamore said the family was looking forward to having Rusty back.”We’re very excited to have him back. Heather Reid, who has been looking after Rusty in Snowtown, said she was glad to help.”I just wanted to find his family and made sure he got home,” Ms Reid said.”We know he loves them.”Her husband Paul McDowell was the truck driver who discovered Rusty in his cabin, she said he enjoyed the company on the trip south.”He said he stopped at Bourke but he couldn’t even let him out because it was 50 degrees, he said the road was just too hot,” she said. The little dog that made a big 1,500 kilometre journey from Queensland to South Australia after hitching a ride on a truck will make the trek home next week.Rusty the dog went missing earlier this month from Scott Scudamore’s cattle property at Goondiwindi on the Queensland and New South Wales border.A week later Mr Scudamore received a phone call from Snowtown, South Australia.It turned out Rusty was in the care of a family in South Australia after a truck driver discovered Rusty in the truck’s cabin on his journey home.
Dog hitches ride from Queensland to South Australia
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The Queensland dog has been in the care of a South Australian family most of this month.

Raina – Зле те чувам

Връзкaтa e злe, мa нa мeн ми e дoбрe
С кeф oт всякa тoчкa нa зeмятa кaзвaм ти "нe"
Пия Mai Tai, зa крaй
пaк дa си с мeн – don’t try
пускaм тe нa switch off
прeчиш ни, прaвимe любoв
Пия Mai Tai, зa крaй
пaк дa си с мeн – don’t try
пускaм тe нa switch off
прeчиш ни, прaвимe любoв
Тoй e бoгaт мaгнaт…
И e крaсив и млaд…
Зa мeн стрoи пaлaт…
[Припeв]
Кaзa ли ми "крaй"? Злe тe чувaм oт Xaвaй,
щe ти звъннa oт Мaрoкo, Зaнзибaр и Дубaй. Връзкaтa e злe, мa нa мeн ми e дoбрe
С кeф oт всякa тoчкa нa зeмятa кaзвaм ти "нe"
Кaзa ли ми "крaй"? Злe тe чувaм oт Xaвaй,
щe ти звъннa oт Мaрoкo, Зaнзибaр и Дубaй. Връзкaтa e злe, мa нa мeн ми e дoбрe
С кeф oт всякa тoчкa нa зeмятa кaзвaм ти "нe"
Кaзa ли ми "крaй"? Злe тe чувaм oт Xaвaй,
щe ти звъннa oт Мaрoкo, Зaнзибaр и Дубaй. Връзкaтa e злe, мa нa мeн ми e дoбрe
С кeф oт всякa тoчкa нa зeмятa кaзвaм ти "нe"
Пия Mai Tai, зa крaй
пaк дa си с мeн – don’t try
пускaм тe нa switch off
прeчиш ни, прaвимe любoв
Пия Mai Tai, зa крaй
пaк дa си с мeн – don’t try
пускaм тe нa switch off
прeчиш ни, прaвимe любoв Злe тe чувaм oт Xaвaй,
щe ти звъннa oт Мaрoкo, Зaнзибaр и Дубaй. Злe тe чувaм oт Xaвaй,
щe ти звъннa oт Мaрoкo, Зaнзибaр и Дубaй. Пия Mai Tai, зa крaй
пaк дa си с мeн – don’t try
пускaм тe нa switch off
прeчиш ни, прaвимe любoв
Ти сe мислиш, чe сe дaвя
в aлкoxoл и в сълзи
Всякa вeчeр пaрти прaвя
вeчe, чe дo мeн нe си
[Припeв]
Кaзa ли ми "крaй"? Връзкaтa e злe, мa нa мeн ми e дoбрe
С кeф oт всякa тoчкa нa зeмятa кaзвaм ти "нe"
Тoй e бoгaт мaгнaт
И e крaсив и млaд
Зa мeн стрoи пaлaт
Нaдявaй сe зa тeб дa мe e яд
Тoй e бoгaт мaгнaт
И e крaсив и млaд
Зa мeн стрoи пaлaт
Нaдявaй сe зa тeб дa мe e яд
Сaмo тeбe, милo бeбe,
зa рoждeния ми дeн
пoжeлax си дeн дa бъдeш
възмoжнo нaй-дaлeч oт мeн…
[Припeв]
Кaзa ли ми "крaй"? Връзкaтa e злe, мa нa мeн ми e дoбрe
С кeф oт всякa тoчкa нa зeмятa кaзвaм ти "нe"
Кaзa ли ми "крaй"? Злe тe чувaм oт Xaвaй,
щe ти звъннa oт Мaрoкo, Зaнзибaр и Дубaй.

Nesa Markovic & Juzni Vetar – Srce U Ljubav Ne Veruje

Kako sam ti tuzan, dome moj
ovde u tudjini mastam o njoj
snovi u votku padaju
i na dnu case ostaju
[Ref.]
Tudjina suzama ne veruje
kad za jednom zenom srce tuguje
ljubavi moja, zasto si daleko
da te volim ja /sto/ ti nisam rekao
Kako sam daleko, grade moj
ovde u tudjini sanjam o njoj
suze u votku padaju
i na dnu case ostaju
[Ref.] x2
Tudjina suzama ne veruje
kad za jednom zenom srce tuguje
ljubavi moja, zasto si daleko
da te volim ja /sto/ ti nisam rekao

Karen West – The Things We Do For Love (With Extra Scenes From “The Woman Hunter” – Spanish Subtitles)

Too many broken hearts have fallen in the river
Too many lonely souls have drifted out to sea
You lay your bets
And then you pay the price; the things we do for love
Communication is the problem to the answer
You’ve got her number and your hand is on the phone
The weather’s turned
And all the lines are down; the things we do for love
[Chorus]
Like walking in the rain and the snow
When there’s nowhere to go
And you’re feeling like a part of you is dying
And you’re looking for the answer in her eyes
You think you’re gonna break up
Then she says she wants to make up
[Bridge]
Ooh, you made me love you
Ooh, you’ve got a way
Ooh, you had me crawling up the wall
Repeat Chorus
Repeat Bridge
A compromise would surely help the situation
Agree to disagree but disagree to part
When after all
It’s just a compromise of the things we do for love
The things we do for love (The things we do for love)
(repeat and fade)

10cc – I’m Not In Love (With Clips From “Mad For Each Other” From The TV Series, “One Day At A Time” – Scots Gaelic Subtitles)

I like to see you
But then again
That doesn’t mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don’t make a fuss
Don’t tell your friends about the two of us
I’m not in love, no no, it’s because.. I’m not in love
So don’t forget it
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through
And just because
I call you up
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it made
I’m not in love, no no, it’s because.. Ooh you’ll wait a long time for me
Ooh you’ll wait a long time
Ooh you’ll wait a long time for me
Ooh you’ll wait a long time
I’m not in love
So don’t forget it
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through
And just because I call you up
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it made
I’m not in love Be quiet, big boys don’t cry
Big boys don’t cry
Big boys don’t cry
Big boys don’t cry
Big boys don’t cry
Big boys don’t cry
I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that’s lying there
So don’t you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn’t mean that much to me
I’m not in love, no no, it’s because..

Sade – No Ordinary Love (Video Edit)

Did somebody say that
A love like that won’t last? [Verse 1]
I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love
[Hook]
I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There’s nothing like you and I baby

[Chorus]
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
[Verse 2]
When you came my way
You brightened every day
With your sweet smile
[Pre-Chorus]
Didn’t I tell you
What I believe? Did somebody say that
A love like that won’t last? Didn’t I give you
All that I’ve got to give, baby? Didn’t I give you
All that I’ve got to give, baby? [Verse 1]
I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love
[Pre-Chorus]
Didn’t I tell you
What I believe? [Chorus]
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
[Hook]
I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There’s nothing like you and I baby

[Chorus]
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
[Hook]
Keep trying for you
Keep crying for you
Keep flying for you
Flying, falling

Kim Wilde – You Came

Someone I know is staring at me
And when I look into her eyes
I see a girl that I used to be
I hardly recognise
Cos in the space of a year
I’ve watched the old me disappear
All of the things I once held precious
Just don’t mean anything anymore
Cos suddenly
You came, and changed the way I feel
No one could love you more
Because you came and turned my life around
No one could take your place
I’ve never felt good with permanent things
Now I don’t want anything to change
You can’t imagine the joy you bring
My life won’t be the same
And I’ll be there when you call
I’ll pick you up if you should fall
Cos I have never felt such inspiration
Nobody else ever gave me more because
You came, and changed the way I feel
No one could love you more
Because you came and turned my life around
No one could take your place

I watch you sleep in the still of the night
You look so pretty when you dream
So many people just go through life
Holding back, they don’t say what they mean
But it’s easy for me
Since you came
No one could love you more
Because you came and turned my life around
No one could take your place
You came, and changed the way I feel
No one could love you more
Because you came and turned my life around
No one could take your place

Glass Tiger – I’m Still Searching (Album Version)

Oh, the rumours are vicious, my ears are burning
It’s been a long hard day
Telephone rings, I still got nothing to say
Considerations tossed out the window
I feel a little bit wired
The rules say anything goes but I don’t want to play
You said I could walk away
Take me back to where my life burns
I’m still searching for something
I’m still looking for someone
But I’m caught in the middle
Of a broken heart and a life on the run
Took a long walk down through the backstreets
I heard the city scream
Reminds me of the time I run wicked and free
And now here I stand all alone
But I’m back to where my life burns
I’m still searching for something
I’m still looking for someone
But I’m caught in the middle
Of a broken heart and a life on the run

One heart, one home
But I’m still holding on
I’ve loved, but I’ve roamed
And now I’m going home, going home, yeah
I’m still searching for something
Still looking for someone
But I’m caught in the middle
Of a broken heart and a life on the run
I’m still searching for something
I’m still looking for someone
But I’m caught in the middle
Of a broken heart and a life on the run
A broken heart and a life on the run
A broken heart, life on the run

Nino Man – Get It Straight

[Verse 1]
Uh
Let’s get it straight, I’m the hottest nigga in the states
Never heard of me, I guess you late
You know you doing good when these niggas hate
Yeah, they ain’t care what a nigga ate
Now it’s Ruth Chris on my dinner plate
Yeah I get money with the bigger face
After my first hundred thou, had to get it safe
Yeah, I kept money in the closet
Stacked up everything that I deposit
Pieces hitting, ya’ll should be declining
I only made it out because I tried shit
No way in hell ya’ll could be up
The money that ya’ll showing it’s just reup
It’s slow for ya’ll niggas, better speed up
I’m in the hood, daddy chilling with my feet up
[Hook]
We got them choppas, we got automatics
We carry ourselves like we ready for war
No applications, it’s heavy rotations
From selling these drugs all in front of the store
When they see you winning
They want you to slip
But I couldn’t fall off if I fell on the floor
They was ignoring, now bitches is calling
When they see you balling, it is easy to score
Fuck with your ball
[Verse 2]
I’m on my shit, stop hating get off my dick
Yeah, I was looking for a son shit
Phone clicking I was fliping like a sidekick
Yeah, I be flipping like a side bitch
When she slipping through your phone and she find shit
Yeah, I go hard so my mind tense
Shit ain’t adding up for you then it’s nonsense
Yeah, can’t let the days go by nigga
Since I was young I always wanted to be a fly nigga
Going dumb with the gang like [?] nigga
You got to remain the same to stay mine nigga
Yeah, they switch too much, they bitch too much
Parents prolly spoil, that means you use to get too much
So when shit don’t go their way they catch a fit too much
Find him a band he rips too much
From Nino bitch
[Hook]
We got them choppas, we got automatics
We carry ourselves like we ready for war
No applications, it’s heavy rotations
From selling these drugs all in front of the store
When they see you winning
They want you to slip
But I couldn’t fall off if I fell on the floor
They was ignoring, now bitches is calling
When they see you balling, it is easy to score
Fuck with your boy

Young Thug – MLK (feat. Trouble & Shad Da God)

Hey
Whole lot of M’s on me, hey
Big body Benz on me, hey
Ride Bentley trucks on E, hey
Bless you sneeze on me, hey
Lamborghini luxury (luxury)
Lamborghini merch on me (merch)
Lamborghini Merci’, Merci’
Lamborghini murk-a, murk-a
Lamborghini wife with me, hey
Lamborghini price increased, hey
Ayy, 400 bitches (hey) way I live (that’s the way I live, hey)
You just said free my bro (hey) now he back on in the Pen (hey)
You ain’t ever cracked a seal (hey) then you got a deal
Pour that Actavis

[Chorus: Young Thug]
I was havin’ a dream
I was whippin’ a Rolls Royce
And I bought everything that I want
Turned to Martin Luther King overnight
Martin Luther King overnight, ayy
I was dead broke, hustlin’ off the steps
Now I rock water like I’m Michael Phelps, yeah
Black diamonds, Black History Month
Turned to Martin Luther King overnight
[Verse 3: Trouble]
It wasn’t like you had my back, no (no)
Homie you not have a whole spine
Didn’t ever wanna admit to the fact
That your baby boy was contemplatin’ dyin’
In the dream, yeah, I done seen you cryin’
Dream don’t compare to what I done seen (yeah)
They tried to kill me for nothin’ (lived though)
Tell her yeah she got it bussin’ (brrt)
Think about everybody else
I think once to myself, I think once to myself (not one time)
Only blamma to the left (damn) I’m up in the booth by myself
Never came for the fame, no (no)
I’m the same nigga, the same goals (same one)
Niggas hatin’ for these lame hoes
Put that pussy on me, she been tamed though (pussy)

[Verse 4: Shad da God]
Actavis got me dreamin’, Martin Luther (What you say?)
Rolls Royces and diamonds, they wet like coochie (they lucky, wow)
Boo right here sittin’ with a K full of kick like Bruce Lee
And I, ah, ah, jewelry, I got a line on that jewelry
Bitch on that, ayy, ayy, Malcolm X, tryna shoot me (shoot, shoot)
Screamin’ that, uh, got babies in that dually cruiser (woo)
You juugin’, you blessed, at your scene, blew bankroll like usual (bankroll)
They chasin’ the belt, I’m goin’ so fast it look like they’re in neutral (skrrt)
I was havin’ some lean
She wanna play with that Charlie Sheen
Put that bitch on a bean (hollup)
She steady dreamin’ ’bout lots of tings, she want lots of tings
Yeah I’m smokin’ a bag and killed that cat like curiosity
All night I buy some rings and swear by me
Cut [Intro: Young Thug]
Yeah, yeah, ayy, woah
Oh, no, hold on, yeah
[Chorus: Young Thug]
I was havin’ a dream
I was whippin’ a Rolls Royce
And I bought everything that I want
Turned to Martin Luther King overnight
Martin Luther King overnight, ayy
I was dead broke, hustlin’ off the steps
Now I rock water like I’m Michael Phelps, yeah
Black diamonds, Black History Month
Turned to Martin Luther King overnight
[Verse 1: Young Thug]
I was just rollin’ the dice, huh
I was just tryna get by, I gambled my life, huh
I fucked around, had a kid and he had to stay fly, whew
I ain’t give no fuck, I got fresh from the shit on the side
I pray to God I die in my sleep
I pray my deaf brother don’t run into the police
‘Cause you tellin’ him to put his hands up, he can’t hear
Ain’t goin’ for deceased
These rookie police need to get trained, even in their sleep
Fuck around, make a nigga put it to your head lice, don’t it? Come here, gon’ tell you how to get that cheese, macaroni
Spent all my tour money on the ring
Told ’em, "Go ‘head, get everything they fuckin’ see," yeah
I grew my shit like I’m Mad Dog
I got a white and a black dog
I swear now that he’s on Adderall
Look in my face, I’m on Adderall
Shawty more P than a Madden ball
Suck on that cat, I’m the baddest, dawg
This sauce, sauce, sauce, sauce
Yeah gon’ pop a bean, join me
Fairfax, we shoppin’ spree, on me
Hundred thousand dollars and mixin’ leans, on me
You better not have to OD on me, ayy
Let’s go to people town
Put somethin’ in your account, bae
Now you don’t need me around, yeah
She want me to play and I ain’t with it
Yeah, gon’ gon’ ring around
Sing to her like Sean Garrett
I know my woes ready (my woes)
Tell me your card info (card info)
She don’t got ego
Loosen up her backbones (her backbones)
Bendin’ her hardwood floors (woah)
Pussy wonderful (wonderful)
Uh, I came from rags to riches (woah)
She don’t got time to clash with bitches
She buyin’ bags for bitches
I’m ’bout to spazz, just listen
I don’t finish last, I win it, huh (win)
I beat that cat like Nitti, yeah
I bought a Jag with a Hemi, ayy
I throw a flag on these bitches, ayy
I wrapped up the last of these bitches
Foreign tags and American
Bring me a milli’, I’ll marry her, yeah

[Chorus: Young Thug]
I was havin’ a dream
I was whippin’ a Rolls Royce
And I bought everything that I want
Turned to Martin Luther King overnight
Martin Luther King overnight, ayy
I was dead broke, hustlin’ off the steps
Now I rock water like I’m Michael Phelps, yeah
Black diamonds, Black History Month
Turned to Martin Luther King overnight
[Verse 2: Young Thug]
My dream just started workin’
Come ride with me and it’ll be gifts and curses
I see you… drinkin’ syrup, I see you workin
I see you…
I can see that ass from the front, it done got big on me
You can sit a cup on it and you can bid on it
Real pimp, no jabroni, I’m not gon’ sit on it
Tour around the whole wo-o-orld, Bands on me
Got a whole lot of M’s on me, ya dig?

Sylvan LaCue – Coffee Break

[Verse]
I been thinking centuries
In twenty years will these niggas mention me? I know some niggas who cried
Came to my side, nothing but tears in their eyes
Like "I wish my homie heard your music", he’d probably survive
Chills down my spine and what I’m concerned with
Spotify plays and how to make amends with niggas I give two fucks about so I can route how to maximize this clout
I owe y’all apologies
See, I been making music for the wrong reasons
I think my vanity’s catching up with my sense of being
I think my lust for status is tragic, imagine
Ain’t spoke to friends in like seven months [?] for this passion
Fuck all that reenacting, I’m more concerned with memes than taking action
Then getting public with strangers, and hating or acting
A slave to these boxes while suffocating through all this madness
I cannot suffer, I have a voice that needs more extracting
I’ma do everything in my power to watch the masses
I’ma get… I’m all in your odds
Don’t know many times I’ve played these cards
Just keep your guard and disregard facades
Tunnel vision has brought me this far
Hennessy guzzling, lies have been muzzling
Fuck was I, yo
Holding grudges, I should let these bygones be bygones
If I’m on then I’m gone, and my dawns can flourish in peace
Snakes will never be stand up
I had to switch up my stanzas, was money motivated
Ironically, no apologies
I thought it would be wiser to speak the truth
I’m tired of struggling, I’m tired of making excuses
If you want change then make a change, don’t get lost in the ‘clusive
That shit ain’t conducive of forward thinking
Too many blacks is dying
Too many cops acquitted
My skin is a splitting image of fear and misunderstanding
I feel like my mistakes done cost some chances
But fuck that shit, at least I caught some glances
I can smell it, stronger than fakeness around the corner
Gotta be bigger than self, don’t ask [me out if] you want ta
Don’t say I never warned ya
Music was all I had, I turned away the world to find myself
You know I hate to brag, but fuck your legacy
I followed no recipe, this is my shit
Rather build from the bottom then stand behind of your cockpit
Use my talents to better humanity
How long will I be a slave to desires and vanity
I search for the man in me
Responsibility for my passion
I pray that my talents be used by the law for more action
Can’t leave this world with nothing but judgment of acts reenacted and form emotion
What have you done to make my land a better place though? Nigga case closed, since my father I don’t carry on with
Refusing offers from seat and sponsors
You so accomplished, you so above
All this nonsense, self-righteous
Come and write this sense of, higher purpose to ruin past creative felt like this, mmm
Amazing grace, you face mistakes, my pen escape, then wake your soul and witness how long it actually tends to take
I pressed the breaks so many times, I might as well be a mom
I move in silence but nothing actually climbs
Don’t lose your soul, nigga
Don’t ever lose your purpose when it’s told, nigga
Be aware of those who never wanna fold with you but go with you, when more figures, go swole picture
These cold niggas invest in my whole liver
Fuck them toxins, My brother surrounded by oxytocins
Told him I’d whip his ass if I found him around them problems
Drug culture, used to glorify the sellers
But now we users, open abusers, destroying ourselves
Avoiding thy hell, or preach your head off
I’m feeling best off when I’m open and private
Fuck all that silence, what constitutes the root of suicide?

Derez Deshon – Hardaway

Me and my kids
I took the harder way, didn’t know how to sell crack I was givin’ that hard away
So fucked up I had to borrow a plate that shit took my heart away but I been through harder days
Fuck that I was just in New York, in a Hummer, lookin for Charlamagne respect

[Chorus]
I ain’t asked nan nigga for nun, I took the harder way
12 pulled me over caught me with the dope, they took my hard away
Pouring liquor for my niggas that’s gone, thug holiday
Young Penny Hardaway, hardaway
I ain’t asked nan nigga for nun, I took the hardaway
12 pulled me over caught me with the dope, they took my hard away
Hardaway, hardaway, hardaway, young Penny Hardaway

[Verse 2]
I’m number 1 like young Penny, I used to shop JC Penny
Now I go fuck up in Lenox, spend a few hundreds on Penny’s
Every since I can remember since elementary all I wanted was millions
I used to steal from my grandmama change draw just to flex on them lil bitty bitches I be up
I stayed out after the street light, these niggas ain’t bout that street life
My block was hot before Lil Wayne was Tunechi I ain’t even kiss my baby g-night
Before Tity Boi, had turned to 2 Chainz I had a duffle bag with a few thangs
Before I rode with Gucci in the Mulsanne, run with ghostface killahs Wu Tang

[Hook]
I took a harder way, didn’t know how to sell crack I was givin’ that hard away
If I fucked up had to borrow a play that shit took my heart away but I been through harder days, fuck that I was just on Rex Road with the hard, before this hardaway
I ain’t asked nan nigga for nun, I took the hardaway
12 pulled me over caught me with the dope, they took my hard away
Pouring liquor for my niggas that’s gone, thug holiday
Young Penny Hardaway, hardaway
I ain’t asked nan nigga for nun, I took the harder way
12 pulled me over caught me with the dope, they took my hard away
Hardaway, hardaway, hardaway, young Penny Hardaway Woke the next day went and bought a Bentley, for who? [Intro]
I got dreams of livin’ lavish
In the kitchen whippin’ magic
I got dreams of livin’ lavish
In the kitchen whippin’ magic
Bad bitches, bad habits
[Bridges]
I ain’t asked nan nigga for nun, I took the harder way
12 pulled me over caught me with the dope, they took my hard away
Hardaway, hardaway, hardaway, young Penny Hardaway

[Verse 1]
Young Penny Hardaway, in the skillet whippin’ magic
Bad bitches, bad habits, yeah, that money gotta have it
I used to dream of livin’ lavish, now a nigga livin’ lavish
Buy a foreign whip to what’s fastest, if I ain’t eatin’ then I’m fastin
Fat as fuck, bought a coupe just to see if I can fit in it
That didn’t work so I gave it to one of my bitches
I should’ve just bought a Bentley, guess what I did?

Young M.A – I Get The Bag (Freestyle)

Ight bet, I got, i got to get cocky on this one
I got to get a lil barky on this one
You heard
Uh uh
[Verse]
You get the bag and fumble it
I get the bag and flip it and tumble it
Car came with a slut in it
Then I made the bitch cum in it
Double cup in it, no lean, just a red punch
With the rum in it
Silky on, fresh white tee, with the contructs on
Thugging it
The block hot, so i’m tucking it
Glizzy came with a drum in it
Treat my Nina like my old hoes
Start acting up and I’m dumping it
I don’t really play the scenes
Like Amd, I’m in the cup with it
Louis bag with the hundreds in it
Caught a million in it, I had to stuff it in it
Wake and bake in the oven with it
If it ain’t skunking, I ain’t fucking with it
White cars with the black rims
With the insides, peanut butter in it
Still gutter with it, still red colors with it
Still blood for my brother with it
Benz truck, put my mother in it
These checks keep on repeating
My bank account got a studder in it
Bitch nigga i’m eating
Treat the pussy like a Plummer nigga
Put my plunger in it, she screaming
Kicking hoes out the hotel, like a punter wit it
They scheming
Not stupid or a sucker nigga, hoes want to come up nigga
I peep it
Young nigga from the concrete
Now I’m seeing palm trees
Try and get a double r on my car keys and on my car seats
Pocket full of parsley
Glock in arm reach, can’t harm me
Mix the jungle juice with the jamba juice
Now I’m feeling saucy
Feeling like the old me, can’t hold me
In the hood, still moving dolly
If you ain’t gang gang, can’t bro me
Can’t say you love me, got to show me
She said it’s hard to communicate
Cuz I only send emojis
I don’t show no emotions
Can’t let you know me
Swag dripping nosebleed
Gave away my rollies
They was getting old to me
I know that was bold of me
Niggas ain’t as cold as me
Shorty got her a whole nigga
But she in the club poking me
Tryna get a hold of me
I should take her in the bathroom
But that would be the hoe in me
Ass looking like a baboon
Man fuck it bring the hoe with me
Covered with tattoos
It compliment the polo tees
If them haters got a attitude
Hit em with the shoulder lean
Millie rocking through the bad vibes
Time is money, and if it ain’t about the money
I don’t have time
That slow me down the last time damn
So I made that the last time
Now it’s stack rack time uh
Prolly been a wavy nigga
Like back back in my past time
All these funny looking niggas rapping
And they ain’t really saying shit
And I won’t say I hate this shit
I just won’t play this shit
Still the queen out the Brook
My crown still fit me right
Still in the streets like a CitiBike
Still posted like a city light
Had to get my pennies right
Had to change my diet up
Just to get me right
I remember plenty nights, living that Henny life
Never did me right
Now it’s more life plenty life
Can’t settle down, got a busy life
I already know what that kitty like
I’m just tryna see what that Bently like
Cut a lot of niggas off
I bet they talking about me
Fuck what you thinking
Fuck what you thought about me
Better off without me
I’m better off with less than more around me
Fake nigga walk around me
Never had security, no cops
Never had the law around me
Prolly me and three niggas
I just got to keep killing
Getting wins out of losses
Got to keep Meek Milling
We living we billing
Fat blunts, weed spilling
I invested in the weed business
Cuz I’m just tryna see millions
In the stew cooking up cooking up
Had to put my feet in it
When life threw me lemons
I made lemon squeeze with it
No I don’t need women
I don’t know how to keep women
I think I’m a good nigga
But I guess they see different
Can’t get a girl pregnant
So I made my pockets pregnant
Money calling 9/11
Got seven figures but I can’t stop at seven
Nah man got to get it
King gwop till I die
Still get the gwop in heaven
Cuz me and god we connecting
And we got a great connection
Praying with my pistol on me
But that’s just for my protection
Hennessy was my obsession
Just to get through my depression
That was kinda my confessions
We need more spitters
Less funny looking niggas
That’s just my suggestion [Intro]
Uh man
Oh this what we doing?

Young Buck – Run Off

for what you did to me (remember)
I keep runnin’ up the check I know you sick of me, I got
[Chorus]
Dirty money, had to do it, made me run off with the check
I walked in an out the trap, watch me run off with the check
I put niggas in position then we run off with the check
Blowin bags on these bitches that she run off with the check
Go to war with you, for I let you run off with the check
Go to plug, bitch I get it, I done run off with the check
Niggas, trap, trap, trap, then we run off with the check
Shawty, bounce, bounce, bounce, then she run off with the check [Intro]
Yeah they hatin’, whatchu waitin’ for
Run, they check up, they come right back and go make some mo
Get a bag, fuck the broke shit
Switch, whips, bought some more shit
Change, clothes, its a more licks
Fuck these hoes, bought some more bricks
Whoever said you ain’t gotta have bread
Must’ve slipped and bump their head
I’m just sayin, they don’t know shit
[Chorus]
Dirty money, had to do it, made me run off with the check
I walked in an out the trap, watch me run off with the check
I put niggas in position then we run off with the check
Blowin bags on these bitches that she run off with the check
Go to war with you, for I let you run off with the check
Go to plug, bitch I get it, I done run off with the check
Niggas, trap, trap, trap, then we run off with the check
Shawty, bounce, bounce, bounce, then she run off with the check
[verse 1]
What up dawg, bust a lick, I be really chasin’ check
Street nigga, duckin’ face, bitch I may just call collect
Bust a brick, bust a hit, bust … what i get
36, what you say, I got 30 in this clip
.. and it’s real, .. Shawty thick cornbread look at how she moves her hips
Look at me gettin’ money, dont pretend …
I got gucci shit all on me and my jeans got all the rips
I just took your bitch shoppin’ at Tiffany’s (Had to do it)
Had to pay her back for what she did for me (I Had to do it)
Everything I pay for I can get for free (yeah yeah yeah)
Think I ain’t fuckin’ with the work, bitch you must be kiddin’

[Chorus]
Dirty money, had to do it, made me run off with the check
I walked in an out the trap, watch me run off with the check
I put niggas in position then we run off with the check
Blowin bags on these bitches that she run off with the check
Go to war with you, for I let you run off with the check
Go to plug, bitch I get it, I done run off with the check
Niggas, trap, trap, trap, then we run off with the check
Shawty, bounce, bounce, bounce, then she run off with the check
{verse 2}
Fendi, fendi, I got shoppin’ bags in a bentley
I run through everything that they send me, can you dig me? Hermes, Hermes belt I got it wrapped around my kidneys
My … and all my Louie luggage empty
Diamonds on my teeth, I talk money when I speak
I’m clutchin’ on my heat, paranoid when I get …
I get it off the street, like my money stack …
I take care of my kids and like to keep my bitch on flee
… penitentiary (100)
Make sure you say 100 when you mention me (100)
Bitch you ..