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The Lyricists Cookbook

by Chapter13

a fresh blend of socially conscious lyrics involving clever word play and intricate rhyme schemes with original boom bap production
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hometown Hero
3:05 FREE
2. The Times
3:33 FREE
3. In Between the Lines
4:30 FREE
4. Oh So Fresh a.k.a. Hater's Anthem
3:55 FREE
5. Growin' Up
5:02 FREE
6. Is it Real?
3:09 FREE
7. That's Life
3:31 FREE
8. Who's The Next
4:29 FREE
9. Trust?
4:13 FREE
10. It's Goin' Down
4:36 FREE
11. Johny vs Death
4:53 FREE
12. Keep On Dancing
3:38 FREE
13. Last Call
4:17 FREE
14. My Life
5:25 FREE
15. Fight Goes On
3:51 FREE
16. Toast To Rap
3:29 FREE
17. You Don't Know
4:23 FREE
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Album Notes
this album was produced by atlanta's own beatchefs, and was also mixed and mastered by wes green...

Chapter 13
Atlanta, GA
Hip Hop/Rap/Lyrical

Who is Chapter 13?

Zero Basement (William George) & Kory Calico (Kory Oliver) make up Atlanta based hip-hop group Chapter13. These two MCs met while exploring the Atlanta underground hip-hop battle scene (Apache Café, Royal Peacock, 107.9FM, MC War etc.) in 2001. After discovering their like-minded passion for hip-hop music and similar lyrical styles, Chapter 13 was formed. Early recordings include “Rockstars” featured on the Sloppy Seconds compilation (distributed by Freshchest & executive produced by Kno of Cunninglynguists) and “Gold Chains” a collaboration with Atlanta rock/hip hop group Heavy Mojo (member B-Dirty & Kory Calico are cousins). Chapter 13’s first (still unreleased LP) is called “The Bottom Dollar LP”.

Where did the name come from?

What would you call two poor and struggling artists trying to make a name for themselves in a time where the only hip hop music being pushed on the public consisted of descriptions of flashy jewelry, selling drugs and/or cars with enormous rims? Chapter 13 seemed to say it all against the hypocrisy or hiphop-crisy portrayed by pop rappers and the media.

What is Chapter 13 about?

They speak best (but not only) to the ever-growing percentage of people unable to afford the corporate American dream and live a storybook lifestyle. They combine a fresh blend of socially conscious lyrics involving clever word play and intricate rhyme schemes with original boom bap production.

"We're just regular dudes with bills to pay who don’t trust the government and like to paint on trains" - Kory Calico


Everything from Mos Def to Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh, Gangstarr, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Nas, 90’s hip hop

What is “The Lyricist’s Cookbook”?

Chapter 13’s latest LP released Jan. 2010. 17 tracks. Produced by the Beatchefs (Raekwon, Yelawolf, Yung Joc). The name “The Lyricist’s Cookbook” is a play on words inspired by “The Anarchists Cookbook” in combination with the Beat”chefs” production and Chapter 13’s politically charged lyrics.
Chapter 13, LIVE:

Chapter 13 puts on a high-energy performance sure to leave the audience dancing and sweaty every time. They have performed at several Atlanta venues including The Drunkin Unicorn, Lenny’s, Apache Café, Cenci, The loft, the historic royal peacock, Vinyl, the Velvet Underground, Centenial Olympic Park On the Bricks, the 5 Spot, Somber Reptile, Auburn Ave Fest and have shared the bill with various Rock and Hip Hop acts including The Wheeler Boys, Wobble House, Cashmere the Professional, Jugga da bully, Dropbombz, Deacon, Ricky Raw, Kno, The Hardy Boys, Clan Destined, Lee Harvey Oswald and Heavy Mojo. Chapter 13 has been in rotation on radio stations 88.5, 89.3 & 91.1.

Other Projects:

Zero Basement is currently in the studio with lead guitarist Moses Mo of Mother’s Finest working on a rock/hip hop type EP. Kory Calico is working on a hip hop project with DJ Mudfish and Tripp (Rising Sons) called W.I.C. Chapter 13 also has its third LP underway, to be produced by AmDex (Clan Destined.)





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Darius From Labor Of Love Music

Candidate For Album Of The Year
I first caught wind of Chapter 13 off the Cunninlynguists Sloppy Seconds Vol. 1 album. Their track Rock Stars was some what of a summer anthem for me. It was a fun track that showcased their value as emcees at the same time. I continued to check for them but nothing ever materialized until I checked CD Baby and found The Lyricist's Cookbook. I streamed it and instantly fell in love with the music. Even though the only track I had known from them was over five years old, they still had that same sound and vibe and had enhanced their obvious skill.

This album is great for so many reasons. The first thing that one will notice when listening to this album is solid production throughout, with many diverese soundscapes. That's pretty unique considering the production is handled by one production crew The Beat Chefs. The beatsmiths use a great mix of strings, horns, and a variety of different tempos throughout and their talent really shines through track by track. The other thing that will stand out is the subject matter and content. The emcees, Kory Calico and Zero Basement, flip rhymes that will get the party started, that will address the state of hip hop, talk about sociology, government, and politics. They touch on all topics in equal portions of dopeness.

On the second track, The Times, the emcees talk about the state of hip hop in Atlanta and beyond. It's a conversation about the ills of the life lead by independent musicians and the frustrations they have when making music. One particular line that I latched on to as stated by Kory Calico and relates to what I have seen in my own city:

"If you don't support the local shows, how will the culture grow?"

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great lyrics and music
awesome work
if u need fresh hiphop this is what you should check out