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Animal Arithmetic, Vol. 1

by Substantial and KDFoxx

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(Kayla (KD) D'Angelo) It's a simple equation you see There is something animal scraping against a box We put it there and seal the box in an attempt to drown the sound that haunts us No air No sound It's our mantra but an animal has a mantra too Whatever you contain will always find a way out And when it does it will scream Leaving you no choice but to listen (EyeQ) Animal instinct to gain power The struggle for survival that's fought to the last hour We struggle to keep balance from those who seek power Divided are the spoils of war from our houses We strive to gain freedom thought time obtain knowledge I forged you like a weapon survived by my self culling Projecting all of the spectrums of light without warning Illuminating all of the world without borders Breathe in the air from your lungs A scream that’s created from vibes of our blood The trauma that’s imbued from the past that lives on Engrained in our own DNA that passed on when we're gone Tell me why the caged bird sings Multiply the generations and the pain that it brings Its a fraction of the cost of everything that's been seen Now open your third eye 'cause introspection we need Building a world with lost memories The darkness where the struggle is bourn with stark enemies The battle that is fought in the light over supremacies The yin and yang though times like lost nemeses Building a world of lost memories The darkness where the struggle is bourn With stark enemies The battle that is fought in the light over supremacies Floating through the river of time like lost memories Building a world with lost memories Battle that is fought in the light (Kayla (KD) D'Angelo) Whatever you contain will always find a way out Leaving you no choice but to listen That's how it's been and always will be But few will ever know because that's what keeps the equation simple
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(MLLN) If you ever doubted me I could make you regret everything Time to lift my voice and sing It's the greatest weapon I can bring Greatest Weapon! (Substantial) Here to put a stop to the anguish But they don’t understand like I’m speaking a dead language Devoured big beef ‘fore I was ever fed angus Went to battle with friends then mourned for dead strangers I was bred dangerous but peace is the objective Easily subjective to the heathens I connect with Seem to be respected ‘mongst the beast in my collective Ignored by the masses so I speak for the rejected And the speakers are connected just to amplify our voice They ain’t built for the journey but I never had a choice Doubt is louder than cheers but I’m drowning out the noise They don’t know who we be like DMX and Dubois So to those who ain’t been informed I am fire in a winter storm, first blooming flower when the winter’s gone Solitude sang by Sarah Vaughn, every note is integral And great’s the minimum... when the pressure’s on (MLLN) If you ever doubted me (ah ahhh) I could make you regret everything (regret everything) Time to lift my voice and sing (ooh ooh) It's the greatest weapon I can bring Greatest Weapon! (Substantial) Heart on my sleeve, dirt in my claws, eyes on the prize Sharpen my teeth on food for thought, pride on the side Guarding the weak, put up my paws, lives on the line Call of the beast, no matter the cost, I’m fine with the fines Inclined to find a way when there ain’t one in view Trying to climb but can’t save every one of you This kind of design is made just for a humble few. Some don’t mind the mines and lose no matter what I do I do what hunters do, fam I love, prey, and eat And the tongue that I speak is a drum in a beat That’s guiding you thru the rhythm of life if you dare to dance Out here shining light to help people lift out of their trance King checked by pawns and a knight and can’t advance Til we rearrange the game and opponents shit in their pants Strength in our stance, pens in our hands looking like weapons Those that overstand what we saying, they see the blessing (Br'er) Music is the entity that forged angels Sing a song only few will understand And it shall be your greatest weapon (MLLN) If you ever doubted me (ah ahhh) I could make you regret everything (regret everything) Time to lift my voice and sing (ooh ooh) It's the greatest weapon I can bring Greatest Weapon!

about

Animal Arithmetic (AA) is an end-times story - a call to introspection - in the form of manga, animation, and Jazz-Hop. Animal Arithmetics creator, Queens native, Kenya “KDFoxx” Danino is an illustrator, writer, and former mentee of acclaimed storytellers Peter De Seve, Terryl Whitlatch, Thomas Astruc, and Hiroyuki Asada. When the time came to produce the soundtrack for AA, KDFoxx teamed up with veteran Maryland, MC/Producer, and 2x Hollywood Music in Media nominee, Substantial, known for his work with Nujabes, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Arknights. The result is soulful, mostly jazz and funk-infused Hip-Hop instrumental soundscape featuring live instrumentation by Jonathan Smalls, Malcolm Jackson, Marukabis, Marcus D, and Mason Lieberman. The album also features vocal guest appearances from EyeQ, MLLN, and of course Substantial along with voice-over actors Ashley, Christen, Binks, Daniel Acosta, Farah Naz Rishi, Hunter Scott, Noell Webber, and Rachelle Etienne-Robinson.

​​Animal Arithmetic (Volume 1) releases on February 4, 2022, on all digital streaming platforms along with a limited edition vinyl release.

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released February 4, 2022

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Substantial

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