Classic (Co​-​produced by Jazzy Jeff)

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Shad + Skratch Bastid
Classic (Co-produced by Jazzy Jeff)
The Spring Up


already classic
and it hasn't even
happened yet
Bolt on that 100m dash
with the fastest jets
stepped on the track
and i already lapped the best
thats the flex:
classic as a jazzy jeff
scratching set
me and bastid
we bout as
classic as classic gets
classic as a bob cousy
pass back
to havlicek
going back to cali-like
going back to snapping necks
going back to nazareth
classic - know that shad's a vet
going over heads
like you haven't had
your baggage checked
cats is vex - they just
matched the bet
but i stacked the deck
all good -
i take cash or cheque
spitting that
classic slang:
catchin wrecks
mad correct
scratch the rest…

not trying to preach a sermon
i just keep returning to these same proverbs
and wise words when i seek discernment
they find what i speak disturbin'
they say my rappin is country
they say that rap in my country
is like if keith was urban
looking street with the heater burning
i smirk and then keep concerning myself
real wealth and deeper learning
see fashion's just a flash in the pan
while classic stays classic
till it's fashion again
so id rather be the baddest with
a pad and a pen
then just hot for a minute
off some fad or a trend
the definition of classic's
shad with a gem
still bright when the lights of the
cameras are dim
in the lab
on a limb
and i been out a while
they just cool down
but i never down the dial
thoroughbred veteran
ahead by a thousand miles
being this good
that could never go
out of style
could it? classic..

Shad + Skratch Bastid
The Spring Up


from The Spring Up, released June 12, 2013
Co-produced by Jazzy Jeff
Mixed by Elijah Walsh




Shad Vancouver, British Columbia

Shad is a Juno Award winning rapper and 3-time Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominee from London, Ontario. His 4 full-length albums have been recognized for their sharp lyrics and soulful arrangements.

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