GEMINI (Remixed)

by Mo&Grazz

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    2nd album by Monique Harcum & DJ Grazzhoppa ,
    A.K.A. Mo & Grazz. Remixed by various artists.

     

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about

BIO:
-Mo & Grazz

Kindred souls from opposite poles. A shared melody set to different rhythms. Two loves – music, and each other. Music brought Philadelphia-bred songstress Monique Harcum and Belgian turntable pioneer DJ Grazzhoppa together in more ways than one – first as friends, then as husband and wife, and now as the duo known as Mo & Grazz, flexing a unique sound that fuses hip-hop,funk, jazz, gospel and classic r&b, to create a sound that goes beyond any musical genre.
Mo started out her career in the States as a dancer, and was featured in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X biopic before touring with the European adaptation of the Broadway hit musicals Little Shop Of Horrors and Hair. Mo has also toured with Grammy Award winning R&B artist Jill Scott and can be heard on the live album Experience Jill Scott+360. Grazz is the 1991 European DMC Champion and the bronze medalist in the 1998 ITF World DJ Championships. An accomplished producer as well as a deejay, he has worked on mediums from the theater to the studio with talents like De Puta Madre, Omni, Cage, MF DOOM, Blade, Greedy-Fingers and AKA Moon to name a few. Considered by some to be the godfather of Belgian hip-hop, Grazz has released over 100 records on vinyl and CD.
Mo was touring the U.S. in 2003 as a background singer for the Afropean R&B duo Les Nubians when they shared a bill with the globally respected Zap Mama, who Grazz was deejaying for at the time. Nature took its course, and only a year later Grazz had created DJ Grazzhoppa’s DJ Bigband, a turntable extravaganza featuring 12 deejays, saxophone player Fabizio Cassol, and Mo on vocals. On January 27 2005 they broke a well-established record by being the only hip-hop group ever to play before a sold-out crowd at the famed La Monnaie/ De Munt opera house in Brussels. All the while, Mo & Grazz were busy perfecting what has come to be their trademark sound: a fusion of gospel, hard-hitting hip-hop grooves and infectious vocal melodies.
In 2006 Mo &Grazz released their debut album Falling Upon Def Ears. A ferocious live act, they routinely switch between an eight-piece band and good ol’ two-turntables-and-a-microphone. They have been the supporting act for acts like Angie Stone, Roots Manuva and Guru of Jazzmatazz. In 2007 they had the honor of opening for ‘70s soul legends Sly & The Family Stone at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Gent, Belgium. Mo & Grazz are currently touring with their sophomore project Gemini, out on Featherperm Records.

credits

released 17 June 2011
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MASTERED BY TRADD (flowlifebumz@hotmail.com)
SLEEVE DESIGN & ARTWORK BY JAMOZ

Original Version:
djgrazzhoppa.bandcamp.com/album/gemini
More Mo&Grazz vids here:
www.youtube.com/user/MoandGrazz

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Track Name: Scratch The Surface ft: Nina Babet,Chantal Kashala & Voice (Grazzhoppa Remix)
My hips my thighs
My nose my eyes
The color of the skin I'm in

My hair my clothes
You know they only show
A fraction of what lies within

And by the time you've got me figured out
I'll do something that will make you doubt

All I want is for you to see all of me
it's so worth it scratch the surface
It goes deeper than deep
you'll be surprised by what you find
But it's no mystery
There is more...much more to me

What's behind my smile?
Is my heart open wide?
is there a secret that I keep hidden?

If I'm rude you see
Well, I'm not trying to be
Maybe now I'm going through something

At just one glance you could never tell
You got to try and get to know me well

Am I open or just hoping for this day to end?
Am I worthy, did life hurt me, will I fight 'till the end?
Do I some times criticize, or am I a good friend?
And if you tried to get to know me, will I let you in?
Why do we always think the worst of each other
Before we try and get to know one another?
Track Name: Anywhere But Here (Versatell Remix)
I need to get away
I got plans to make a break
Leave it all behind
'Cause I need to find
I need to find my way

Here the sun don't shine
When I look I never find
A smile to fill this space
There it seems to me
Everyone is so happy
That's where I wanna be

Anywhere but here
I don't even care
Where I go, Who I see
Let the wind take me

I'll just close my eyes
And I hope I'll find
Serenity, inner peace
Let the wind take me

I need to find a place
Where I can just escape
Find a place that's mine
It might take some time
But I'll get there someday

Here, I know everyday
Will unfold the same way
It's driving, driving me crazy
There I know I'll be
I'll be so happy
So, that's where I wanna be
Track Name: The Saddest Story ft: Praverb (Smimooz Remix)
I once knew a man
Who had everything
Or so the story goes

Had a lovely wife
Seemed to love his life
But things were soon to change

One day it came to be
Lost his faith in humanity
With rage from deep inside
Cut himself off from his life
Lock the door let no one in
Had no need for any friends
While we just stood outside
'Cause we had our own lives

The saddest story ever told
Is of the ones who've given up
And hold the pain deep inside

The saddest thing you'll ever hear
Is someone say that they don't care
About this precious thing called life

Did too much time go by
Did we really try to save this man
If we claim to be
Someone who cares you see
You'll fight until the end

Do we break the door force ourselves in
Do all we can to save our friend
Was it a cry for help
Or did he need time for himself
What to do no one knew
No we stand outside asking that question, "why"
Track Name: Is This The Way ? ft: U Gene (Kid Sundance Remix)
You say that things have changed
And you don't know who to blame
You wonder if you should stay
And I find it hard to be
Everything you want and need
Why do we hurt each other this way

I run when you call
I pretend i don't hear you at all
And you know that it's not right
How you try to wear me down every day and night

Is this the way?
Enough baby, Is this how it should be
Living in misery?
Is this the way?
No baby, we can't go on like this another day

Tell me where does the love go
When we're both too tired to show
Each other what we need
We've been holding on too long
And we both know that it's wrong
It's time we set each other free

I think we both know
We could end this now as friends
Or we could drag this out 'till the bitter end
But if we let go
We could find what's left of you and me
Or how it used to be
Track Name: Change The World (MonkeyRobot Remix)
I sat down to write a song
That would change the world
It would ease your pain with only words
I would create a rhyme
Touch your soul and ease your mind
I sat down to write a song

Governments and presidents
Would heed my words
Stop with the politics and slinging dirt
The music would make 'em move
Serve the people do only good
I sat down to write a song

I write a song that would change the world

Brothers and sisters would stop their wars
Hear the sound of my voice
And wonder what they're fighting for
Hatred and jealousy would disappear from humanity
I write a song

I sat down to write a song that would change the world
It would ease your pain with only words
Silly me to think that I could write this song
I had to try so, I write a song
Track Name: Home ft: Stacey Harcum (Grazzhoppa Remix)
From the day that I was born
I had been searchin' but I
Never found where I belonged
Till that faithful day you came along
So, I crossed oceans to be with you
Never had a man do the things you do
Your love was right on time
Took half my life just to find ya
Don't matter where I've been but where I'm going
And if you've got the time I'll tell you why

Home
I know I got a home
Home
Know I got a home

I just can't explain 'cause it just is
All I know everything I have to give is his
Don't you know I just can't deny who I am
'Cause I am his woman and he is my man
So I'll tell anyone who wants to know
When you find the one never let them go
Just leave it all behind
If the door is open walk inside
Don't ever ask again where I'm going
But if you have to know now

Home
Where I lay my head
Where I'm happiest
Where love reigns down
I tell you now there is no doubt
Where he makes me feel
That our love is real
Hope you find your own
Without it you'll be all alone
Track Name: I Am (Optimus Remix)
Ever since time began
It's been the nature of man
To say who should stay and who should go

But by now you would think
We would be able to see
Everybody's gotta right to be heard

Instead they say, This one is much too small
She don't fit in at all
And who does he think he is
They've got too much pride
Let's push them aside
I'm here to make you understand
That there's a better plan

I am hope for a better day
I have something that I got to say
I hold the world in the palm of my hand
And if there's any doubt you'll leave here without it
'Cause I'm the one and only you know it
Baby I am

It makes no sense at all to wanna see others fall
And simply fade away
Would it hurt you so
To stop and try and get to know
The person you say you hate

We ain't going nowhere
And it's time we learn to share
Before it all fades away
I may be different than you
But I want the same things too
I'm here to make you understand
That there's a better plan

When I stand it is tall
When I dream don't do small
Only one of it's kind
This is big, can you dig

I am hope I am light
Won't go down without a fight
Do you know what I mean
If you do, help me sing

Can't do you must be me
This simple truth sets me free
Don't think they understand
This is real, I feel ya
Oh, so right can't be wrong
Don't tell me I don't belong
'Cause baby I am
Track Name: Scratch The Surface ft: Nina Babet,Chantal Kashala & Voice (P.U.D.G.E. Remix)
My hips my thighs
My nose my eyes
The color of the skin I'm in

My hair my clothes
You know they only show
A fraction of what lies within

And by the time you've got me figured out
I'll do something that will make you doubt

All I want is for you to see all of me
it's so worth it scratch the surface
It goes deeper than deep
you'll be surprised by what you find
But it's no mystery
There is more...much more to me

What's behind my smile?
Is my heart open wide?
is there a secret that I keep hidden?

If I'm rude you see
Well, I'm not trying to be
Maybe now I'm going through something

At just one glance you could never tell
You got to try and get to know me well

Am I open or just hoping for this day to end?
Am I worthy, did life hurt me, will I fight 'till the end?
Do I some times criticize, or am I a good friend?
And if you tried to get to know me, will I let you in?
Why do we always think the worst of each other
Before we try and get to know one another?
Track Name: Wicked ft:Voice (Chillow Remix)
You know they smile in your face
But all the time they're just hatin' on you
They may laugh for a while
But in time the truth always comes through

You know your madness I won't claim
I know I'm not to blame it's all you
You see my eyes are open wide
And I can't deny I played the fool
But I finally learned the truth

You can't disguise all the lies
That are coming from you
It's in your walk
The way you talk
You know it all tell the truth
Your crooked smile no longer hides
All the evil you do
I see through you, I see all that you do
Your wicked

Something told me, keep your distance
But you were so convincing
I thought we were cool
and for a while things were good
but I misunderstood that's just how you do

Well, you play these sick old games
the way that you behave is twisted
You know that you give off the sort of vibe
That something just ain't right
Your wicked and it will all come back to you
Track Name: Ya Gotta (Grazzhoppa 80's Mix)
Back in the day no matter what you say
We knew how to party
And we partied hardy

But look at 'em now, they all stand around
looking at each other what ya gonna do
With your back against the wall everybody's cool but

What happened to the....
And the.....
Everybody with their hands up in the air

What happened to the...
And the...
We partied like we just didn't have a care

Ya Gotta
Let it go let it all hang out
Let the people hear ya scream and shout
You can't just sit there when you hear this groove
Ya Gotta
Let it go let your hair hang down
But you can't do it sitting down
Get up and let the music do what it do

You can call me old wasn't long ago no
The roof caught on fire and we made it hotter
Weren't afraid to clown we came to get down

Had a good time
Didn't have no rules
Wouldn't care about what other people came to do no

What happened to the....
And the.....
Everybody get yourselves out on the floor

What happened to the....
And the.....
If you didn't come to party, you know where you can find the door
Track Name: Whatchathinkin' ? (BenBellaJazz Remix)
From the outside looking in
We're so perfect
But if they really knew the truth
We're far from it

God knows I...I love you
And I'm always thinking of you
But for you can't say the same
And it really is a shame
What's going on now baby

Think you tryin' to drive me crazy
Never thought you could be so lazy
Need a man and not a baby
Whatchathin' boy...whatchathinkin'

I'm your woman not your mama
Baby I don't need this drama
looking at you makes me wanna holla
Whatchathinkin' boy...whatchathinkin'

I do everything for you
You don't appreciate it
And all I get is attitude
And I don't deserve it

I don't need much...just understanding
And from time to time...a helping hand then
Won't have to scream and moan
Every night when you get home
Are you listening baby

God knows I...I love you
And I'm always...thinking of you
It takes two to play this game
And I don't know who's to blame
I think your trippin' baby
Track Name: Someone To Blame (Gustaph Handbag Throwback Mix)
I look around and all I see
All these unhappy people
They always seem to be surrounding me

Won't take the time to try and find
Any joy in life only see what's going wrong
And not what's right

And then they have the nerve `
To say the fault is hers
Or his or who ever happens to be there that day
Maybe the problem is you
It's hard to hear the truth
What do you hope to gain
If all you ever do is complain

Everybody always wants someone to blame
When things don't go the way
Don't go the way they want
It's always someone else's fault

No one ever seems to be satisfied
With what they have in their lives
Always looking for more

You look around and all you see
Everything that they have
And ask yourself why can't that be me
You seems to think that life's unfair
But happiness you can make it
From someone else you can't take it no
So, just enjoy your life
Won't get to live it twice
It's a shame to let it pass you by and slip away
Well babe it's all up to you
It's hard to hear the truth
What do you hope to gain
If all you ever do is complain

I want you to stop and look at all that you have
And maybe in time you'll find that it's not that bad
I need you to think about how far you have come
And not dwell on all the things that you haven't done
Don't blame it on them take responsibility
For the choices you made and the fear inside you keep
Thank GOD you're alive and you finally see the light
You have another day to make your dreams a reality
Track Name: Ya Gotta (Video Edit)
Back in the day no matter what you say
We knew how to party
And we partied hardy

But look at 'em now, they all stand around
looking at each other what ya gonna do
With your back against the wall everybody's cool but

What happened to the....
And the.....
Everybody with their hands up in the air

What happened to the...
And the...
We partied like we just didn't have a care

Ya Gotta
Let it go let it all hang out
Let the people hear ya scream and shout
You can't just sit there when you hear this groove
Ya Gotta
Let it go let your hair hang down
But you can't do it sitting down
Get up and let the music do what it do

You can call me old wasn't long ago no
The roof caught on fire and we made it hotter
Weren't afraid to clown we came to get down

Had a good time
Didn't have no rules
Wouldn't care about what other people came to do no

What happened to the....
And the.....
Everybody get yourselves out on the floor

What happened to the....
And the.....
If you didn't come to party, you know where you can find the door