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Despite what other sites are claiming The Pink Lavalamp, the first album from Charles Hamilton, will drop December 9th right here on zzzzzzz to conclude The Hamiltonization Process.. Above is the cover and after the jump I have the track list and Charles Hamilton track-by-track explanation..
To all the intergalactic leaders, December 9th is the day. If my time on earth is cut short because of this release, fine. I feel as though I was born to make this album, and I chose to accept the mission of releasing it when I felt the time was right. Whether I would make a profit off it or not. I would love to see some $ from toiling to do this album.
“What is this album about? What’s the story behind it?”
Well let me take you track-by-track through…
The Pink Lavalamp.
I have always said that I am music. Granted that’s a phrase that everyone uses, and they have a right to. Even Lil Wayne tattooed it above his eyes. But for me, music is more than just a means of making money. It’s not even a means of art. It’s my way of communicating. My way of thinking. My way of living. I would still be the outcast to ALL OF YOU (execs, fans, friends, family, EVERYONE) if it weren’t for the musical ability I’ve been divinely blessed with by HER (points up to the sky, and glares with red eyes at everyone who’s made fun of my theory on God’s gender).
The first verse I wrote sober at my ex lover’s church. Second verse I wrote at my mother’s house, while high on weed. Third verse… hear it for yourself…
At the time, no one, not even some of my friends, wanted to give me credit for my lyrical ability. Even in some of the “battles” I was in, I would lose because they didn’t get my bars. Beyond that, I was always called a loser growing up. I was the kid who wore Payless Sonic the Hedgehog sneakers, could impersonate anything I saw on TV, played piano and had HORRIBLE luck with women. To me, this song can tell the future. Because, hey… “Now my buzz is off the chain…”
03. SHE’S SO HIGH
I was talking about the sample (”Breathe”, Telepopmusik), a girl I used to make love to while on smack, and God. That’s pretty much the concept of the album. Is it love? Is it the love music? Do drugs bring me closer to my love of music? Do I love drugs more than I love God. Do I love myself? Does the music come from me? I guess all the doubt comes from the
I hear voices in my head, to this day. I hear clocks ticking. I hear old and new rivals laughing. I see horrible visions of people’s faces disfigured. And it all comes from my perception of people on the surface. This song is my way of talking back to the voices in my head. I think I should listen to it now. They are coming back pretty strong… I just wink at them… let them feel comfortable as ambient noises as I go through my day-to-day…
05. BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
No one ever wants to believe me about anything. No one wanted to believe me when I made Sonic the Hamilton. No one believed I could get a deal. No one believed I’d make it past 18. I myself didn’t believe I could make it past 13, as many suicide attempts I got under my belt. And let’s not forget about the almost overdose days. Yo HchO. Remember AM Studios?
06. LET ME LIVE (feat. Bagdad)
It was like a dream come true to work with Bagdad. In high school, he was the coolest n1gga. And since I was using the studio in the high school, I always dreampt of working with him. Sounds cheesy, but whatever… at that point in my life, I just wanted to be happy, and he lives his life very carefree… and I admired that.
07. BRIGHTER DAYS
Despite my self-constructed hell, I knew brighter days were coming. And by the way, I hate church. Any system of which they tell you what’s right and wrong based on loosely-translated text is wrong. Especially when the person giving the teachings is as guilty as the sinners he’s preaching to.
Eat a d1ck, Pastor whoever…
08. THE COOKOUT
I actually shot up in the booth when I recorded it. I can’t remember if it was a written or a freestyle. But the bars are probably the hardest I spit in that time. Still can’t listen to it without twitching…
My love song to… who and whatever I was in love with at the time (yellow?).
10. LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST (feat. Yung Nate)
Nate and I had a HUGE falling out around this time. We were once in a duo. Honestly, we’re the reason why Kids in the Hall and Cool Kids have a floor to stand on. I thank the bum a.ss A&R who refused to sign us because (we weren’t ready) for inspiring other labels to concoct replicas of us. Obviously we’re on good terms now, but we weren’t then. This is one of the songs that was supposed to be on our album “Welcome to the Jungle”.
Will that be the next joint to come out the stash?
11. COME BACK TO YOU
I put myself in a poisonous relationship in which I vowed I will never leave. I left. And how empty do I feel today? I don’t know. You tell me…
The night before I wrote this song, I shot the biggest dose of heroin. I was watching this episode of “Behind the Music” with Motley Crue, and I heard Nikki Syxx say that he quit the habit after he did that. So I tried it. And everything I saw in my dream, I woke up and wrote about it.
And it all started with having a latte with HchO.
My suicide letter. ‘Nuff said. HchO is the only reason I didn’t do it, because as I was leaving the FDA studio to end it all, he walked in. I played him the record, he played it for mad people, and it became the favorite around the school studio.
So much for me k!lling myself.
14. I’LL BE AROUND (Outro)
I’ll let you hear it. “I’ll Be Around” is my favorite Spinners song, and it’s how I say goodbye to close friends…
15. WRITING IN THE SKY (Bonus)
The day I found out God was a woman. Because I was looking her dead in the eyes as I wrote this. And I was sober.
She loves me. And I love her. And I still got one more wish… I hope it’s granted to me (tuck your girl, n1gga…)
Last edited by Nickel; 12-03-2008 at 10:15 PM..