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Foolish Songs That Shame The Wise (feat. T​.​O​.​)

from Foolish Songs That Shame The Wise by Inside Joke

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"A walk through the history of Inside Joke from the beginning to present day pointing out how my entire career has been about shaming the wise people who said I couldn't make it in the rap game"'


Before in Inside Joke
It was just me and mic at Rio Bravo
“Mega-mix” with Due Season at the end of the show
When You Go was the first song that I wrote

Recorded Big L in the Hatfield’s studio
They played it every game the Legends were at home
Then Josh Clark hooked me up with Macbook Pro
Daddy J gave me a mic so I could blow

Now I’m ready to go! I taught myself how to record
Laid down several tracks when I was bored
Had no idea Carpet An Ya Chest was gonna soar
Up the charts, with all the ladies man it struck a chord

All the attention caught me by surprise
Had no idea my career was gonna fly
Just did it for the love, Tyranny Rhymes and Rhymes
Thirteen foolish songs that shamed the wise

Foolish songs that shame the wise (that’s how I remember it)
Foolish songs that shame the wise
Foolish songs that shame the wise (if I recollect)
Foolish songs that shame the wise

After the first album I was on a mission
World tour made a stop at FCA State Convention
Playing any club where people would listen
Started writing songs for the follow-up

Turleman on KET, song was in my blood
Laid it down in one night, he game me love
Went to shoot the video, then back the studio
Dropped the album now I’m getting calls from radio

Meanwhile, The Fox Song blowing up in San Antonio
Signing autographs every place we go
Won a bunch of awards in Kansas City for Gold Zone
Back home, Marquies cruisin down Limestone

Bumping the title track, one of my favs of all time
While on iTunes Feels Like Love starts to climb
Had Industry execs looking surprised
Cuz I just dropped a bunch foolish songs that shamed the wise!


Album three I’m at the top.
Number one worldwide in the genre Joke-Hop
But at home it’s a new phase
Lady K and da kids got me a daze

Got to be a good dad and husband to my wife
Songs come together perfect title Home Life
Album blows up almost like overnight
Haters wanna fight calling me a sellout man that ain’t right

Talking like “Joke, man you’ve changed”
But when you elevate Hommie yo, you can’t stay the same
Still the number one selling album of all-time
Sixteen foolish songs that still shame the wise

For number four I knew it was gonna be big
Started to sense it was the gift we was meant to give
Me and Cassius helping folks move since we were kids
If our career was In Da Kitchen Lady K cooking up some ribs

Debuted the album Move at Awaken
tenth year in a row I played the show and it was amazing
Ladies rockin robes up on the stage and
Everybody moving no time for hating

In Lex, rocked The Night Market in the back of a truck
old Out six shows in one night with the door shut
World Tour stops in ATL same thing
Flippin Out in a moving truck - insane

Took some time off watched the bluegrass grow
Left room for cream, next thing you know
Album five no telling where this thing goes
But all I know is that you can’t stop the Inside Joke

Same kid from back in the day,
I may be a the top, but the mission still the same
Some truth mixed in with a few white lies
Ha! Ha! More foolish songs that shame the wise!


from Foolish Songs That Shame The Wise, released July 6, 2017
Lyrics and Vocal by Inside Joke
Guest Vocals by T.O. (Trent Owens)
Music Production By Lazy Rida
Recorded, mixed, and mastered in Lexington, KY by Inside Joke


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What started out as an "inside joke" has turned into a world-wide movement... sort of. From Lexington, KY, Inside Joke takes rap music back to the days when it was fun, made you dance, and actually rhymed! At the same time, Inside Joke brings a new school vibe, spirituality at times, and a little country grammar to boot! ... more

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