Stresses & Definitions f. Seraphym & Joe Bird

by Delegates of Rhyme

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The Delegates of Rhyme return with their long awaited single "Stresses & Definitions". Featuring Seraphym aka Dina Deez, an incredible lyricist from Birmingham, Stresses tells the story of different three characters from different perspectives. Offering an insight into modern day living and the perception of women within music, the vocals work alongside a soundscape from Vice, the production arm of The Delegates of Rhyme, offering a golden era-esque feel giving the track depth and character.

To complete the vibe, Joe Bird of Rap-Torial creates an intricate tapestry of cuts to weave together the three verses, adding context to lyrics. Joe's constant input in The Delegates Of Rhyme includes cuts, remixing and even recording certain elements of the forthcoming project.

With The Delegates of Rhyme already receiving support from the like of BBC Introducing, Disorda, DJ Shorty, Carasel (Ambush The Airwaves), A Gee (Itch FM) and many more, the duo are rapidly garnering attention and support from the UK and beyond.

"Stresses and Definitions" is the second full release from The Delegates Of Rhyme's forthcoming debut album entitled "Assemblage" coming mid 2014. As with their music, the group take an alternative approach to visuals, and as opposed to going for a standard music video they have created a stripped down, sombre yet beautiful sunset visual, that allows for Donnie's words to be really heard. Filmed and edited by Vice, and shot in Bristol during a two day recording session, the video offers a moment of contemplation.

The track is released on 11th January 2014 as a free download, and the remixes will be launched one week after (18th). The track will be available from:
www.delegatesofrhyme.bandcamp.com

Watch the video here -
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To stay in touch with the group, visit:
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released 11 January 2014
Track produced by Vice
Lyrics Donnie Numeric and Seraphym aka Dina Deez
Scratches by Joe Bird

Donnie's lyrics recorded by The Nova Collective at Nove Studios, London
Seraphym's lyrics recorded by Vice at Street Soul Studios, Bristol

Track Mixed by James "Vice" Kennaby
Mastered by Dunc "Django" Grimley at Blue Whale Studios, Birmingham

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The Delegates Of Rhyme are Bristol based producer Vice (of Genius Collective & Kaleidoscope) and London based MC Donnie Numeric (of League of Awkward Men & The Popables). Under the pseudonym of "The Delegates Of Rhyme", the duo create a soulful blend of UK Hip Hop, with some incredible guest appearances, including Tony Le Tigre, Jimmy Davis, Seraphin and many more ... more

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Track Name: Stresses & Definitions f. Seraphym & Joe Bird
Verse 1 - Donnie Numeric:
Definitions stressing,
What really makes a man,
Take away the physical,
Define what you can,
Men are miserable,
Born into the setup,
Of having a much bigger wallet,
Than the next bredda,
Cars and jewellery,
That tom foolery,
On moments on self refection,
We're like "who are we?",
End up hating yourself,
Moving on someone else's dream,
I was born dyslexic,
An I in my team,
I got an eye it beams,
And moves above others,
My whole head is a weapon,
So call me Scott Summers,
I walk amongst packs,
The ones that love gassing,
And have to be the first to splurge,
Out on the fashion,
My brother's Dad's lost,
He treats my Mother wrong,
How should I react,
In fact fists are drawn,
Does that make me a man,
Do cowards talk it out,
Should I respect my mum's wishes,
And close my mouth

Verse 2 - Seraphym
The definition of a Woman in a magazine,
Big breasts,
Small waist,
It's all that we have seen,
Brainwashed and confused by what is really true,
The ideology that your body is the making of you,
Physical appearance,
What the media portray,
Almost as though intelligence don't have a part to play,
Why are we advertised that like objects on a shelf,
It's like a rat race,
Competing not to be yourself,
Under so much stresses and pressure to look good,
Make up becomes a mask,
Make sure it never lasts,
But ladies we need to embrace our natural beauty,
We're not defined by our facial features or our booty,
I'm ambitious, educated and sophisticated,
Won't let anyone put a label on me,
Or a rating,
Gonna rise above the critics,
Be all I can be,
Unashamed and proud,
I'm gonna love me for me

Verse 3 - Donnie Numeric:
They say that being a man,
Is when you have kids,
They don't talk about staying,
They playing that trick,
And young men are forced,
To grow up too quick,
Cause generals count loses,
When the morgue fits,
Is it relevant,
Based on intelligence,
Or is it about expressing the 5th element,
But thats a sign of weakness,
Catching sight of my penis,
Or the length of loving,
Look how handy he is,
Do you settle debts,
Down to the last penny,
Are you the respectable,
Fella that everyone envies,
Do you walk humble,
And reject the jungle,
Where animals ravage,
With alcohol and fumble,
In dark ally ways,
Fridays to Saturdays,
Guys thinking they're He-man,
It's the sadder days,
And it ricochets,
Hope is my reliant,
I step away from fickle ways,
I'm dropping science
Track Name: Stresses & Definitions Spoken Word Version f. Joe Bird
Verse 1:
Definitions stressing,
What really makes a man,
Take away the physical,
Define what you can,
Men are miserable,
Born into the setup,
Of having a much bigger wallet,
Than the next bredda,
Cars and jewellery,
That tom foolery,
On moments on self refection,
We're like "who are we?",
End up hating yourself,
Moving on someone else's dream,
I was born dyslexic,
An I in my team,
I got an eye it beams,
And moves above others,
My whole head is a weapon,
So call me Scott Summers,
I walk amongst packs,
The ones that love gassing,
And have to be the first to splurge,
Out on the fashion,
My brother's Dad's lost,
He treats my Mother wrong,
How should I react,
In fact fists are drawn,
Does that make me a man,
Do cowards talk it out,
Should I respect my mum's wishes,
And close my mouth

Verse 2:
They say that being a man,
Is when you have kids,
They don't talk about staying,
They playing that trick,
And young men are forced,
To grow up too quick,
Cause generals count loses,
When the morgue fits,
Is it relevant,
Based on intelligence,
Or is it about expressing the 5th element,
But thats a sign of weakness,
Catching sight of my penis,
Or the length of loving,
Look how handy he is,
Do you settle debts,
Down to the last penny,
Are you the respectable,
Fella that everyone envies,
Do you walk humble,
And reject the jungle,
Where animals ravage,
With alcohol and fumble,
In dark ally ways,
Fridays to Saturdays,
Guys thinking they're He-man,
It's the sadder days,
And it ricochets,
Hope is my reliant,
I step away from fickle ways,
I'm dropping science