Providence (ft. Alma)

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[Verse 1] – Isaiah Oby
These bright colors is music becoming visual
I’m bright, colored, and something just so unusual
Don’t run off too far cuz real life’s a spoonful
Keep my ear to fruitful but family’s irrefutable

Drop the animation those jeans I don’t fit in
Etching out the flaws I’m the back of the box, trix, and
Out the norm no popular don’t play like wicked
Consider this life a blessing cuz the lord has risen

Stress is an enemy of progress
My hearts an open book there’s clutter in the words pressed
To lighten up your minds like bright idea
But I gotta wear a frown like a cocktail dress (and that’s never)

So I spend my time dancing with my friends
Taking long walks where there’s not really an end
And I find joy in those simple things
Never eating chitterlings, got big dreams and want a girl who loves to sing

I know I don’t have the illest flow
And I gots to grow
And I’m young with a messy fro,
With lots to know,
I’m no fly there’s no terminal
With lots of thought this boat to row and I’m no soon to go

[Chorus] – Alma Cook
I’m thrown out of focus
From what they do and what they say
And then you come and wash my fears away
And everybody knows this
Nothing suffered nothing gained
But nothing puts me right like how you say my name

[Verse 2] – Isaiah Oby
Well I’ve been leaped on, slept over, emulating coziness
Atmospheric, ask ya dearest, laugh you hearin’ “cold he is”
Low key, I’m super bad like Cory’s kids
“We just wantin’ music did he make it big?” I hope he did (for real)

So keep on tryin’,
I’ll keep on rhymin’
Remember days at school they think I’m lyin’
Why? I didn’t pick the timin’

Couldn’t write a book for hooks the crooked shook and jivin’
So look who took the brook from captain hook and peters flyin’
Hip hop is dyin’, and art is livin’
They didn’t like the feelin’, Interviewers ask me why I played the villain.

If the enemy is just the inner me,
Then the victory – well what a history,
My delivery is the artillery,
I know you feelin’ me I’m airing linens see?

And lucky lady liberty
savin’ your life from misery
you hit the doctor stockin’ antihistamines

And what’s a misdemeanor to a felony?
A think line that walking bass line to a melody,
A subdle change shook the whole conclusion,
I’m Ussain on the track, I’m not quite used to losing.

But I, switched the game up,
Like I’m at the park with Rosa
Back when Ponderosa was given my papa soda
Rap game Sosa, Think I’m on something,
they should wait until I’m older when I’m actually on something like….

[Hook] 2x


from Becoming (EP), released February 14, 2016
Written by: Isaiah Oby & Alma Cook
Composed and Arranged by: Isaiah Oby



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OBY Chicago, Illinois

With playful lyricism and dynamic grooves, OBY features a DJ, "Sax Pack" and a rhythm section to create what they call "Big-Band/Hip-Hop."

Hip-Hop Gospel/Jazz

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