Made 'Em On My Phone [Outtakes]

by Karl Nova

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All tracks were written and produced by Karl Nova.

The tracks on this project couldn't fit on #MEOMP (Made 'Em On My Phone) #MEOMP is an acronym for "Made 'Em On My Phone" because the whole project was created on my phone. Every beat was made from scratch and mixed on my phone. This marked the point I took hold of my artistic destiny and began to find a way to make the sound I wanted.

The additional vocals on this were recorded at Unik Recording studios and mixed by Giuliano Eboulia

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released July 10, 2013

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Karl Nova UK

Having fallen in love with poetry and Hip Hop as a child, he discovered his passion for lyrics and found his voice.

He toured extensively with award winning collective GK Real but has also managed to carve his own niche and create his own lane by going against the grain and not being afraid to speak his heart and mind.

He's a versatile lyricist that wears his heart on his sleeve with great flair
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Track Name: Fiyah!
I've found that (Fiyah!)
I need that (Fiyah!)
I seek that (Fiyah)
I've got that (Fiyah!) (x2)

I was delayed but not denied this I just testified
It was more than just music, it was my soul cry
my expectations for that was so high
the disappointment was inevitable you know why?
I found out down the line that it wasn't even mine
even though my name was on it with 3 red dice
even though it was my idea and my design
and the creative maestro helped me bring it to life
now I am unsigned and we won't ever unite
the tracks we left you can follow 'em to the light
it seems that we didn't see eye to eye
you didn't see my vision and that dream died
i spent a while mourning my soul did sigh
I'm glad I got to go to Paris for 10 nights
cos I was already ready to hang up mic
and call it a day and give up the fight but...

I've found that (Fiyah!)
I need that (Fiyah!)
I seek that (Fiyah)
I've got that (Fiyah!) (x2)

I cross over the bridge
and come just as I am
Outside my bubble
I'm still rocking this jam
I'm still giving skanksgivin'
doing my dance
Delayed but not denied
it's all in God's hands cos...

I've found that (Fiyah!)
I need that (Fiyah!)
I seek that (Fiyah)
I've got that (Fiyah!) (x2)

I've been fanned into flame I've found my fire again
I'm aiming higher again yes the Messiah again
has sparked me up and I am burning brightly again
though I was feeling jaded nothing could excite me again
He asked what's in my hand, I said Lord a smartphone
he said look again but this time look in your soul
so I looked again as a matter of fact
I needed my mind renewed there aint an app for that
so I started to tap on it writing some raps on it
stating some facts on it making some tracks on it
and now I'm now back on it with even more intensity
and eventually i'll be who I meant to be
yes these beats I made em on my phone
and I'm leaving this message after I set the tone
These are just some outtakes some more deleted scenes
I'm still outside my bubble bursting at the seams cos.....

I've found that (Fiyah!)
I need that (Fiyah!)
I seek that (Fiyah)
I've got that (Fiyah!) (x2)
Track Name: While Sippin' On My Tea
Hook:

while sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came to me

While sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came

Verse 1

I've been thinking of not rapping again
then I make a beat and get it cracking again
then I dream of people packing events
then I get on the mic and I rap and I vent
truly I do this for the love
and feel like I've been blessed from above
I cannot really stress this enough
but I'll stress it a lot cos the stress is a lot
and the blessing's a lot though the road is so rough
and I have hit some speed bumps
and I've been forced to slow down
but now I'll pick the speed up
I think it's time for a re-up
It's travel time no need for visa
as I slice this up like pizza
I walk with a lean call me Pisa

while sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came to me

While sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came

Verse 2

I'm doing this one for fun now
from sun up straight to sun down
no one can put this son down
cos I rose with The Risen One touch down
or I should say it's a goal
I put this in the net now download
It's how I get down, I get down low
head shoulders knees and toes
I'm blessed bolder deep and grown
I get over these storms whoa!
yes I'm a soldier I beat my foes
this dead culture needs my flow
it's just a moment I'll go with it
and sprinkle this beat I made wiith lyrics
as I sprinkle my tea with 2 sugars
and some milk it's hot like a cooker

Hook:

while sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came to me

While sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came

I take the first sip and it feels good
everything feels right just like it should
all things work together for good
cos I love The One who loved me first oooh!
I made this beat on my phone
just like I send my tweets from my phone
I exhale breathe in my poems
I feel so deep in my zone
sometimes misunderstood like nina simone
if you don't like me leave me alone
I rep for those unknown
those who seek relief with deep groans
all of my peeps know
it's not always that deep though
sometimes I just want to be
I need another cup of tea!

Hook:

while sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came to me

While sippin' on my tea (x2)
these thoughts came
Track Name: Mahalia
Verse 1:

I'm a student of life man I can't play truant
to drop out means death man and ending up ruined
So I read between the lines as I'm pursuing
knowledge and wisdom that's what I'm doing
I'm also spreading the message of the Kingdom
that Kingdom that is here and will soon come
Some think that's gruesome to me that's awesome
I hold up my cup Lord will you pour some
of that new wine now let me raise a toast
Let's clink glasses as I make my boast
in the one that we should praise the most
The Most High who is close by the Lord of hosts
the one who has blessed me with the gift to uplift
I shine like a streetlight on this night shift
sweet sounds coming down as my lines hit
my soundcloud is filled you're delighted
flammable thoughts have been ignited
I feel fire in my belly as I write this
they say this is a young man's game
but to me this is not a game as I speak flames
2nd childhood, extended adolescence
you feel growing pains when time robs your innocence
I'm trying to make sense of what seems senseless
the only option is to be relentless

Hook:

I wanna sing like Mahalia la la

Verse 2:

I guess transformation takes time
not a few seconds like Optimus Prime
for everyday people with arrested development (Speech!)
fishing for religion from those with private jets
who swear to God they are heaven sent
Some haven't got heaven's scent, a heavy stench
I perceive when they speak with dragon's breath
some speak life and some speak death
so I pulled the plug, I did disconnect
from the system so I could reflect
the man in the mirror I did inspect
I asked myself am I moonwalking I confess
It's not easy to face your own flaws
when your ego is such an eyesore
but if you look deeper, you'll see what I saw
not with my eyes but by faith from my core.
I see The Lord, on the throne seated
giving grace to the humble and resisting the conceited
those too proud to admit grace is needed
in this war they're already defeated
self-examination, do you pass your own test?
most times I fail mine I must confess
but I sing like Mahalia because I'm blessed
and that's the way i get all the weights off my chest!


Hook:

I wanna sing like Mahalia la la
Track Name: The Best Wine (Drink Up)
Jars of water turned it into wine
Jars of water, The Spirit came

Verse 1:

You put my tears in a bottle, then turn 'em into wine
Now I'm sippin' on new wine from the true vine
Yes I drink up and break bread and link up
with my kith and kin through and thin
And think up
All these lyrics that I'm spillin' over
they're running over
yes it is nova
Drawing closer to Jehovah
To my kings and queens this jack here was a joker
now I'm feeling ace cos His grace touched this loner
With tears my eyes were misty now I feel typsy
I'm sippin' on that good good feelin' kinda dizzy
because outta the blue one day it hit me
Even though I sinned so much you did forgive me
I can be so hard headed but you bear with me
In my life you give me more happy endings than disney
So cheers! Lets clink glasses
There's enough to go around this is classic
Instant vintage coming straight from the winepress
Taste and see the very best of His Highness
Aaaaah tastes so refreshing it's a blessing
I'm intoxicated right now I am guessing
That you think I'm a drunkard and I am bonkers
Well life is a stage and this is my concert
Nova is very sober and feeling stronger
i came, I saw and conquered now drink up

Jars of water turned it into wine
Jars of water, The Spirit came

Verse 2:

You put my tears in a bottle, then turn 'em into wine
Now I'm sippin' on new wine from the true vine
Yes I drink up and break bread and link up
With my kith and kin through and thin
And think up
All these lyrics that I'm spillin' over
they're running over
yes it is nova
Drawing closer to Jehovah
To my kings and queens this jack here was a joker
now I'm feeling ace cos His grace touched this loner
Yeah you turn my sorrow into joy
The bitter taste on my tongue has gone oi!
If you are thirsty then come and drink up
This is happy hour fill up your cup
You won't get hungover I kid you not
You won't be throwing up neither so guzzle up
But you will throw up your hands like you swallow palms
As I'm blessing the mic I know you follow my psalms
yo I aint got bars I've got distilleries
New wine from the true vine keeps filling me
And I keep spilling these words so willingly
The old me is dead there's no point killing me
I don't really care if you are not feeling me
My flow is so sick God is still healing me
I've got a message in a bottle and it reads
If you're feeling thirsty feel free to drink me

Jars of water turned it into wine
Jars of water, The Spirit came
Track Name: Genre Drama (Testify)
Let your kingdom come
will be done
Kingdom come
Have Your way (x2)

Verse 1

It's more than just music its the soundtrack of a movement
So after the music stops we keep it moving
It's more than just hype or the flashing lights
or working a crowd or working a mic
It's more than just YouTube hits
Or awards, or the loud applause that you're getting on tour
It's more than just downloads or getting a reload
This is deeper than rap more than a good flow
more than just bars that frees thoughts and feelings
more than getting pulled up when the DJ wheels it
It's more than just gaining popularity for your artistry
more than infiltrating this industry
It's more than just mainstream vs underground
more than a genre or just another sound
It's my life's soundtrack so don't confuse it
We live this movie it's more than just music

Hook:
You're on my side (x4)
I've got to
testify (x4)

Let your kingdom come
will be done
Kingdom come
Have Your way (x2)

Verse 2

It's easy to make the gospel seen
When you're trapped in the bubble of the gospel scene
But if you really know what the gospel means
You know it's more than just music that we need
Good music is nice when it has flavour
But music aint your saviour it can't save ya
When songs get deleted Jesus still saves
You are my song Lord beyond the grave
Some say it's a method to spread the message
others confuse the genre with the message, the essence
Of what I do is faith related
That is obvious it can't be debated
From a heart of worship these bars were created
So even when I'm just spitting it is sacred
but the less informed, they try my patience
When their dualistic mindset tries to frame it

hook:
You're on my side (x4)
I have to
testify (x4)
Track Name: Motivation
This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)

I went back to the basics
Now I feel motivated
My focus no more hazy
My time must not be wasted
So let us keep it moving
I'll do what I should be doing
My vision I keep pursuing
and living the words I'm spewing
This is what I am choosing
And I'm winning no more losing
I'm in my lane cruising
What's up how you doing?

This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)

mooooooove!!! if you've got that motivation
just moooooooove!!! if you've got that motivation, yeah!

I must confess though
I was feeling so stressed though
I wasn't feeling blessed though
But somehow like hey presto!
I started feeling different
My whole perspective shifted
My soul was feeling lifted
I remembered I'm gifted
Gifted for a reason
Gifted for this season
As I focused on that
I felt my hope increasing
I felt such motivation
Like a burning sensation
I caught a revelation
Now I'm running with patience
So if you can relate
I hope this motivates
Let us accelerate
Until we see those pearly gates

This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)

mooooooove!!! if you've got that motivation
just moooooooove!!! if you've got that motivation, yeah!

Sometimes I feel like quitting
I mean who am I kidding?
I often ask myself
Where do I really fit in?
And am I really different?
We all share fears and hopes
I guess the difference is
How we all choose to cope
My coping strategy
Is to build gradually
And when I gain momentum
Start moving rapidly
But I found that motive
You know that deeper reason
My purpose is my focus
The reason why I'm breathing
Until the day I'm leaving
I will not stop believing
So here's some motivation
Now feel it as you breathe in

This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)
Track Name: Motivation (Nova's Naija Boy Remix)
Verse 1:

Guess who's back on the riddim
With motivation attacking the riddim
I speak with grace I never slack on the riddim
It's that Naija boy spitting raps on the riddim
Don't you like how I'm flippin the riddim?
Pack your bags let's take a trip with the riddim
As I'm rippin' this riddim and spit on the riddim
I'm hoping I motivate with the riddim

Bridge:

Move
Don't just sit there
Move
Shay you dey fear?
Move
Don't just stare
Move
Don't dull you hear? (x2)

Hook:

This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)

Verse 2:

Oooooh you've gotta shine daily
That's why I renew my mind daily
My mind is free you can't jail me
I'm somebody even if they don't hail me
I dig deep and find motivation
and somehow face my situations
Sorrow ends in jubilation
Low times end with elevation

Bridge:

Move
Don't just sit there
Move
Shay you dey fear?
Move
Don't just stare
Move
Don't dull you hear? (x2)

Hook:

This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)

Verse 3:

Yep one more time
I need some time to ease my mind
Hear my speech as I speak my mind
As I come another time with the rhyme
Sometimes it feels like I'm stuck
And to move on takes more than good luck
But I've got that motivation
and I'm heading straight for my destination

Bridge:

Move
Don't just sit there
Move
Shay you dey fear?
Move
Don't just stare
Move
Don't dull you hear? (x2)

Hook:

This is that motivation
This is that motivation
When you hear this
You start to move without no hesitation (x2)