BuzzFeed News Has Won Its First Pulitzer Prize

Posted on June 11, 2021, at 1:12 p.m. ET

BuzzFeed News; Courtesy Alison Killing; Courtesy Christo Buschek

Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing, and Christo Buschek

BuzzFeed News won a Pulitzer Prize on Friday for a series of innovative articles that used satellite images, 3D architectural models, and daring in-person interviews to expose China’s vast infrastructure for detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in its Xinjiang region. The Pulitzer Prize is the highest honor in journalism, and this is the digital outlet’s first win since it was founded in 2012.

And the FinCEN Files series from BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Journalists, the largest-ever investigative reporting project, which exposed corruption in the global banking industry, was honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A former US Treasury Official was sentenced to prison just last week for leaking the thousands of secret government documents that served as its genesis.

The Xinjiang series won in the International Reporting category and was recognized as a finalist in the Explanatory Reporting category, and the FinCEN Files was recognized as a finalist in the International Reporting category. BuzzFeed News has been a Pulitzer finalist twice before.

Pulitzer Prizes were also awarded to the Minneapolis Star Tribune for their coverage of George Floyd’s killing by police and its aftermath. Darnella Frazier, the teen who recorded the viral video of Floyd’s death, received a special citation from the Pulitzer Prizes. The Boston Globe won for investigative reporting that uncovered systemic failures by state governments to share information about dangerous truck drivers. Ed Yong of the Atlantic won the Explanatory Reporting prize for his pieces on the COVID-19 pandemic. He shared the prize with a team of Reuters reporters for their examination of how “qualified immunity” shields police who use excessive force from prosecution.

The Pulitzer for Local Reporting went to the Tampa Bay Times for exposing a sheriff’s secretive intelligence operation to profile schoolchildren, while the staffs of the The Marshall Project, Alabama Media Group, The Indianapolis Star and the Invisible Institute won the National Reporting category for their yearlong investigation of K-9 units and the damage that police dogs inflict on Americans. The New York Times won the Public Service Reporting Pulitzer for its “courageous, prescient and sweeping coverage of the coronavirus pandemic that exposed racial and economic inequities, government failures in the U.S. and beyond.”

In 2017, not long after China began to detain thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang, BuzzFeed News reporter Megha Rajagopalan was the first to visit an internment camp — at a time when China denied that such places existed.

“In response, the government tried to silence her, revoking her visa and ejecting her from the country,” BuzzFeed News wrote in its entry for the prize. “It would go on to cut off access to the entire region for most Westerners and stymie journalists. The release of basic facts about detainees slowed to a trickle.”

Working from London, and refusing to be silenced, Rajagopalan partnered with two contributors, Alison Killing, a licensed architect who specializes in forensic analysis of architecture and satellite images of buildings, and Christo Buschek, a programmer who builds tools tailored for data journalists.

“The blazing Xinjiang stories shine desperately needed light on one of the worst human rights abuses of our time,” said Mark Schoofs, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News. “I am immensely proud of Megha — who was kicked out of China yet still found ways to cover this critical story — as well as Alison and Christo for their brave and harrowing investigation, a leading example of innovative forensic analysis and creative reporting.”

Minutes after she won, Rajagopalan told BuzzFeed News she wasn’t even watching the ceremony live because she wasn’t expecting to win. She only found out when Schoofs called to congratulate her for the victory.

“I’m in complete shock, I did not expect this,” Rajagopalan said over the phone from London.

She said she was deeply grateful to the teams of people who worked with her on this including her collaborators, Killing and Buschek, her editor Alex Campbell, BuzzFeed News’ public relations team, and the organizations that funded their work, including the Pulitzer Center.

Rajagoplan also acknowledged the courage of the sources who spoke to them despite the risk and threat of retaliation against them and their families.

“I’m so grateful they stood up and were willing to talk to us,” she said. “It takes so much unbelievable courage to do that.”

The three of them set out to analyze thousands of satellite images of the Xinjiang region, an area bigger than Alaska, to try to answer a simple question: Where were Chinese officials detaining as many as 1 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities?

For months, the trio compared censored Chinese images with uncensored mapping software. They began with an enormous dataset of 50,000 locations. Buschek built a custom tool to sort through those images. Then, “the team had to go through thousands of images one by one, verifying many of the sites against other available evidence,” BuzzFeed News wrote in its prize entry.

They ultimately identified more than 260 structures that appeared to be fortified detention camps. Some of the sites were capable of holding more than 10,000 people and many contained factories where prisoners were forced into labor.

The groundbreaking technological reporting was also accompanied by extensive old-fashioned “shoe leather” journalism.

Barred from China, Rajagopalan instead traveled to its neighbor Kazakhstan, a country known for its own authoritarian impulses, where many Chinese Muslims have sought refuge. There, Rajagopalan located more than two dozen people who had been prisoners in the Xinjiang camps, winning their trust and convincing them to share their nightmarish accounts with the world.

One article took readers inside one of the camps, which was described in unprecedented, vivid detail from the survivors’ accounts and then rendered, thanks to Killing’s architectural skills, into a 3D model.

“Throughout her reporting, Rajagopalan had to endure harassment from the Chinese government, which had persisted beyond forcing her to pack up her apartment in Beijing on short notice,” the prize entry read. At one point, “the Chinese government posted her personal information, including a government identification number, on Twitter.”

Ultimately, the series of four stories painted a damning and detailed portrait of China’s horrific detention and treatment of its Muslim citizens, which major Western nations have labeled a genocide and a crime against humanity.

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The FinCEN Files team

BuzzFeed News’ second honor was for the FinCEN Files, named a finalist in the International Reporting category.

That series, billed as the largest reporting project in history, saw more than 100 news organizations in 88 countries collaborate on a series of stories for 16 months.

It all began in 2017 when BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold was handed a huge cache of secret US government documents from a source. The documents included more than 2,100 suspicious activity reports, or SARs, which are top-secret documents filed by banks to alert the government of potentially criminal activity. Few have ever been seen by the public.

Partnering with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, BuzzFeed News and collaborating newsrooms pored through the documents, the narrative sections of which were 3 million words long — 14 times the length of the novel Moby-Dick. Then they fact-checked it all, three times over. The process took more than a year to complete.

In addition, reporters conducted hundreds of interviews around the globe, obtained reams of internal bank data and thousands of pages of public records, and filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests and several public records lawsuits.

The investigation revealed, among other things, how five giants of the global banking industry — JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of New York Mellon — profited off fees from shady transactions involving drug smugglers and terrorists.

The global response to the stories exposing the torrent of dirty money was profound. The FinCEN Files were credited with giving a final push to the successful passage of sweeping anti–money laundering legislation in the US. Lawmakers from the UK to the EU to Thailand to Liberia have also been holding inquiries of their own.

“The FinCEN Files,” Schoofs said, “took financial reporting to new heights. Jason received an unprecedented trove of secret government documents from a brave source, Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who was recently sentenced to prison for providing them. Starting with those invaluable documents, a monumental reporting effort spanning the globe exposed how major banks profited from dirty money coursing through their accounts, while the US government watched but rarely took action.”

Last week, former Treasury Department official Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards was sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the highly confidential banking documents to Leopold. Edwards — a former senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN — was not charged with leaking the documents that served as the basis for the FinCEN Files series, but she admitted after her sentencing to doing so.

BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Mark Schoofs, who won a Pulitzer himself in 2000 for international reporting, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times on Thursday, calling on President Joe Biden to pardon Edwards in recognition for the huge corruption her actions exposed.

The 11 current and former BuzzFeed News reporters honored by the Pulitzer committee for the FinCEN series were Leopold, Anthony Cormier, John Templon, Tom Warren, Jeremy Singer-Vine, Scott Pham, Richard Holmes, Azeen Ghorayshi, Michael Sallah, Tanya Kozyreva, and Emma Loop.

BuzzFeed News has been listed as a Pulitzer finalist before. In 2018, the outlet was a finalist in international reporting for a series of stories that linked more than a dozen deaths in the US and the UK to a targeted assassination program from the Kremlin. A year prior, BuzzFeed News was honored as a finalist in the same category for an investigation that revealed how major corporations exploit a powerful dispute-settlement process to bend countries to their will.

Pride Was A Riot — And LGBTQ Demonstrators Around The World Are Still Fighting For Equality

Posted on June 11, 2021, at 9:38 a.m. ET

The first Pride marches were held in 1970, a year after the Stonewall riots in New York City. Over the last 50 years, Pride has turned from a solemn response to police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ community into a celebration of what it means to be queer.

Rights for the LGBTQ community in the United States have come a long way — but that isn’t the case everywhere in the world.

People’s rights are still quashed by anti-LGBTQ governments, and in countries like Iran, Myanmar, and Uganda, being gay is still considered illegal.

We looked at 10 years of Pride marches around the world to remind ourselves that, for many people, Pride is still a riot.

10 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

Posted on February 27, 2021, at 11:06 a.m. ET

This week, it felt like we were starting to recover from the chaos that was the beginning of the year. If you, like me, shed literal tears of joy upon seeing the sun shining on a walk around the block this week, then this roundup of photo stories is for you.

Black History Month is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that we’re done telling Black stories. In February, we spoke with Michael Mery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture about the legacy of Black photographers in the 20th century and the importance of collections. Melissa Alexander, who sometimes goes by the alter ego Phyllis Iller, shared her ongoing project, Around the Way Girls, which includes photos that reimagine the best of ’90s Black womanhood.

Juliette Cassidy photographed young girls in Afghanistan feeling empowered by skateboarding, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography came out with its inaugural list of photographers to watch. One year after Europe’s first COVID-19 related death, the small Italian town where it happened is recovering, and in Venezuela, trained volunteers are responding to emergencies. The men who raise pigeons on New York rooftops are feeling the effects of changing times, and Italy’s museums are quietly reopening without the crowds. Finally, we look at the dreamy, moody work of Vanessa Leroy and her new book, there’s a place i want to take you.

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Apple Did Business With A Wind Energy Company That Has Close Ties To Xinjiang

Posted on June 8, 2021, at 9:02 a.m. ET

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A worker at the Goldwind Manufacturing plant in Urumqi, China.

Apple and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway have done business with a Chinese wind energy giant linked to controversial government and labor programs in Xinjiang, where the US and other countries say China is carrying out a genocide of Muslim minorities.

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, China’s largest wind turbine maker, on at least one occasion entered talks to receive “labor exports” from the Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang to a facility hundreds of miles away, new research from the Tech Transparency Project has found. Hotan officials traveled to a Goldwind plant to “coordinate” the labor exports, as part of an effort to strengthen the “organizational and disciplinary education” of workers, according to an archived local government media report uncovered by the Tech Transparency Project.

“Labor transfer” programs are closely associated with forced work for Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. “Forced labor has now become an integral part of the government’s efforts to ‘reeducate’ Muslim minorities,” the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington wrote in 2019, as part of its extensive research on the issue.

Goldwind, one of the world’s largest wind turbine makers, has strong ties to the ruling Communist Party typical of many successful Chinese companies. But its connections to Xinjiang are unusual. The company’s CEO has made explicit statements in support of a government program that has placed Communist Party cadres in the homes of Muslim families in Xinjiang. In December, Goldwind signed a deal with the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a paramilitary group that the US placed sanctions on last year for its connection to human rights abuses in the region.

It’s unclear whether the 2016 “labor export” discussions ever came to fruition, but the plans raise “troubling questions about whether the wind turbine company has taken part in the exploitation of Uyghurs in its home base of Xinjiang,” the Tech Transparency Project said in its report, released today.

In response to questions for this article, Goldwind said that “the information and allegations from the Tech Transparency Project are categorically false and have no basis in fact,” adding that Goldwind has never engaged in the forced export of labor from any region of China and does not use forced labor of any kind.

Goldwind also said the wind turbines it supplies in North America and other regions are made and assembled on China’s east coast, and not in Xinjiang.

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Wind turbines are seen through the haze at a wind power plant on September 18, 2006, near Dabancheng, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

The Chinese government is carrying out a campaign of surveillance, imprisonment, and forced labor targeting Xinjiang’s millions of Muslim minorities including Uyghurs, Kazaks, and others. The program has elicited strong censure from UN officials and governments including the United States, the EU, and Canada.

In 2016, Apple invested in four wind power projects with Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment, a subsidiary of Goldwind that runs wind farms in China. Tianrun gave Apple a 30% stake in each project. None of the wind projects are located in Xinjiang. Apple said the projects were all completed in 2017, and that Goldwind has not supplied them since then.

The investment was part of Apple’s “commitment to reducing the carbon emissions from its manufacturing,” Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives at Apple, told state newspaper the China Daily at the time, adding that it would enable Apple to send clean energy to its suppliers in China.

“Looking for the presence of forced labor is part of every assessment we conduct in every country where we do business,” Apple said in response to questions about this article. “We monitor this closely and over the past year, despite the restrictions of COVID-19, we undertook further investigations and found no evidence of forced labor anywhere in our supply chain.”

In October 2018, Berkshire Hathaway Energy provided financing to Goldwind’s Chicago-based subsidiary to develop a $250 million wind farm in McCulloch County, Texas, called the Rattlesnake Wind Project. Goldwind sold the project, which it had described as its largest in the US, in November 2020.

Berkshire Hathaway did not respond to requests for comment by the time of publication.

Goldwind’s links to Xinjiang raise yet more difficult questions for Western companies doing business with China’s rapidly growing alternative energy sector. BuzzFeed News reported in January that solar power depends heavily on key components used in solar panels that are mostly made in Xinjiang.

Goldwind commands 21% of the country’s wind energy market, according to data from BloombergNEF. It has state-owned shareholders, including the state-owned power company China Three Gorges Corporation. The company’s 2020 net earnings grew nearly 35% to $452.4 million compared to a year earlier.

The US government has banned tomato and cotton imports from Xinjiang, saying the two industries are entangled with forced labor. But Xinjiang’s biggest export to the US in 2020 was actually wind turbines, the South China Morning Post reported in December, citing Chinese government trade data.

“The US is a hot market for wind power, so all suppliers are trying to sell there,” said Xizhou Zhou, who leads the market research company IHS Markit’s global power and renewables practice.

Wu Gang, Goldwind’s founder and chair, visits southern Xinjiang — a part of the region where Uyghurs form a larger part of the population — at least six times per year for “poverty alleviation work” that involves living and eating with families in villages because of government requirements, according to a 2018 post published by Goldwind’s company account on the Chinese social media platform WeChat and uncovered by the Tech Transparency Project. The trips are part of a controversial government program known in Chinese as fanghuiju, an acronym for the slogan “Visit the People, Benefit the People, and Bring Together the Hearts of the People.”

Wu’s participation in the program is described as part of Goldwind’s work to become a good “corporate citizen.” During these trips, Wu played soccer with local kids and set up “cultural stations,” the article said.

But the fanghuiju program facilitates state surveillance, according to a 2018 investigation by Human Rights Watch. During these visits, which can last several days, “families are required to provide officials with information about their lives and political views, and are subjected to political indoctrination,” Human Rights Watch found. The group called on the government to immediately end the program, adding that there’s no evidence that families have any power to refuse these visits. The fanghuiju program also enables the government to gather data about ethnic minorities that helps determine who is detained, Human Rights Watch found.

Wu is a former member of China’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress, and still sits on the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a legislative body whose function is largely ceremonial.

Goldwind signed its deal with a division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in December — four months after the US placed sanctions on the organization — to provide power to a small city called Beitun.

Goldwind’s large presence in the market has earned it a number of Western business partners. The Las Lomas wind project in southern Texas, consisting of 48 wind turbines spread out over 36,000 acres near the Mexican border, is operated by French energy company Engie and sells power to Microsoft. A South China Morning Post investigation of shipping records and other official data showed that Las Lomas sourced wind turbines from Xinjiang Goldwind. Wu has said Engie is a major client of the company’s subsidiary Goldwind International.

“With regard to the situation of the Uyghurs in China, Engie has decided to carry out specific checks on its concerned suppliers,” the company said in response to questions from BuzzFeed News. The company is committed to ensuring forced labor is not used in its supply chain, it added.

Scrutiny of Apple’s work in China has been growing in recent months. The Information reported in May that it and two human rights groups had discovered seven Apple suppliers linked to programs associated with forced labor. At least five of them “received thousands of Uyghur and other minority workers at specific factory sites or subsidiaries that did work for Apple,” the publication reported, adding that one Apple supplier ran a factory next to a suspected detention center in Xinjiang.

“We urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to divest from Chinese suppliers in Xinjiang who are implicated in forced labor,” US Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. James P. McGovern, who cochair the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, told BuzzFeed News in a statement. “We also ask Apple to engage with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on their China supply chains to ensure that no Apple import is made with forced labor. There must be a concerted, tough, and global response to the atrocities being committed in Xinjiang.”

Debt Didn’t Disappear During The Pandemic. Meet A Man Whose Job Was To Collect It.

Posted on May 29, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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Among all the consumer protections that lawmakers have extended to Americans during the pandemic, relief from debt collection was not one of them. While emergency laws allowed people to put certain forms of debt like student loans and mortgages in forbearance, people whose debt took other forms — like credit card, auto, and payday loans — had no legal protections. Debt collection quietly hummed along as the pandemic caused mass death, disease, and unemployment.

Not only did collection companies still operate over the last year, they also offshored work to lower-cost labor markets as the jobless rate in the US soared. BuzzFeed News spoke to a person who worked in the Tijuana, Mexico, office of an American third-party collections company. He asked to be identified with a pseudonym to protect his identity. “Rick,” who is 20 years old and a Mexican citizen, said that for 10 hours a day, he logged into an automated call system that churned agents like him through hundreds of calls, back to back. He remembered trying to extract money from people who simply didn’t have it, and even one person who was being treated in the hospital for the coronavirus. “It feels bad because I also have my debts,” he said. Earlier this year, he quit.

Here’s Rick’s story, which has been edited for clarity and length.

I was unemployed in 2020 because I recently moved here to Tijuana. I saw a job ad on Facebook, and I had some friends who were working there who said it was recruiting for customer service and collections. The ad made it seem like this was a customer service job because you needed to have customer service experience. It wasn’t until I started training that they said that we were going to be collecting from people who were calling in and trying to make payments. And when we had more experience, we’d be making calls out to customers. I didn’t know.

I was a little bit thrown off by that because they weren’t really up front with it. I was working for call centers before, but for customer service, not collections. So it was kind of scary for me. But I needed the job. So I tried my best. We had just two weeks to learn everything in training. Since English is not the first language for some of us (my first language is Spanish), we needed to learn new words like “deferment” and “balloon payment” and what a borrower and creditor are. So it was interesting and challenging at the same time.

I’d go in at 6 a.m. and work for 10 hours a day to 4 p.m. Because of COVID, we sat two seats apart from one another. We always had to have our face masks on. There were about 90 agents on the team.

We have a system that is always dialing by itself throughout the whole day. The account number automatically pops onto the screen, and we would get access to the account. But dialing takes no more than 30 seconds, so we’d have one minute or less to see their information and how much they owed. We’d just have to go in and start the call without knowing much about the history of the account. Sometimes the system just connected us and people would already be saying, “Hello? Hello?” I didn’t feel ready to take care of something so important with so little time to prepare. That’s definitely something they should improve because people are going through bad times.

Typically, the system would dial more than 200 calls a day, back to back. Most of them didn’t answer. I’d talk to around 50 people a day. All the customers were based in the US. It was mostly personal loans and auto loans. If I needed to go to the restroom or if I needed a break, I could put myself in a function to stop receiving calls, even though the supervisors didn’t quite like that.

We don’t really have control over how many times we’re actually calling a customer. We don’t have a system to know. Sometimes a person would get 10 calls, and they were aggravated by that. Sometimes we’d get reconnected to the same person in one day, and we had to pretend we didn’t know or apologize to them.

Once my colleague called a person, and she was really mad. She said she had received at least 20 calls that day, and that she was not going to pay, that she was over with it. She was actually at the hospital. She said she had actually lost her husband to COVID, and now she was in the hospital with COVID getting oxygen and in very bad condition. But really, someone else would probably try to get in contact with her two hours later, and the day after that, because, once again, there’s really not much we could do about the calls.

There are some metrics we needed to meet. But it was not about how much money we collected. A quality assurance agent scored us on our “customer service.” They were trained to evaluate our calls. We had our scripts, and there were some scripts we needed to say word for word, verbatim. So they evaluated the customer service we provided mostly according to that; if you missed just one word, for example, then you would get a zero. I was doing OK.

In our scripts, first you go through the verification process. When it was time to collect, the consumer would explain the situation, like due to COVID or due to not working, they weren’t able to pay. We’d have to try at least two times to get a payment. We could offer some deferment, for example, or maybe a payment plan. On a normal day, more than half of the people I talked to couldn’t pay anything. Zero dollars.

It feels bad because I also have my debts. I also have things to pay for. So trying to get them to pay was not easy for me. Even without the pandemic, it’s hard to ask for money. But it’s more of a challenge when you know that everyone’s going through something that has affected a lot of people. I felt a little guilty asking people for money — but at the same time, we had to just keep on going with our job. We didn’t get involved trying to help out [the consumer]; we were just there to collect, and that’s something that our supervisors reminded us throughout the whole experience.

My pay was around 3,000 Mexican pesos [$150] per week. We’re really close to San Diego, so we tend to have a higher cost of rent here. So, I mean, I am able to survive with that. It’s nothing compared to someone who went to college. But, honestly, I know that since it is an American company, they could be paying more.

The job was mostly people being mad at you because you’re bothering them and trying to collect. Because of my experience working in call centers since I was 17, I was kind of used to people yelling at me. But it’s hard at the end of the day; it is hard for someone to be yelling at you and telling you mean things. I quit the debt collector job in February. I would like to do something else. I think the reason why I am still working for a call center now is because I’m used to it. And it actually pays better than other jobs since they’re American companies. ●

Bilderbuch – Sweetlove Lyrics

[Refrain]
Ich glaube das ist Sweetlove
Sweet sweet love
Ich glaube das ist Sweetlove
Sweet Sweetlove

[Part 1]
Diese Welt ist kalt so cold (so cold)
Aber du hast Liebe für mich
Und nimmst mich von hier fort (sofort)
Ich berühr’ dein Haar

[Refrain]
Ich glaube das ist Sweetlove
Sweet sweet love

Ich glaube das ist Sweetlove
Sweet sweet love

[Part 2]
Diese Welt ist kalt so cold (so cold)
Aber du hast Liebe für mich
Und nimmst mich von hier fort (sofort)
Du berührst mein’ Ass

[Outro]
Das schaut aus wie Sweet love
Sweet sweet love
(Sweetlove Sweetlove Sweetlove yeah)

NBA YoungBoy Alive and Well Despite Rumors Claiming He Died In Jail

NBA YoungBoy is incarcerated but is alive and well.

It’s always best to take social media reports on celebrities with a grain of salt. Point and case the vicious rumor that has been circulating that rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again was found dead in his cell. The rumor has been shut down by law enforcement, who confirmed that the Baton Rouge-based rapper is alive and well.

The rumor began making the rounds on May 19 and gained traction this week. It started getting shares on Facebook, and according to USA Today, it all began with a Facebook user who shared a screenshot that said: “The worlds biggest artist NBA YOUNGBOY who’s real name is Kentrell DeSeaun Gaulden was found dead in his cell earlier today.”

However, it has been confirmed by Greg Moroux, chief legal counsel at St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, that the rumor is absolutely false. Youngboy is still in lock-up at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. He’s been there since April. He was arrested after a warrant was issued following his September detainment. At that time, he was arrested for possession of drugs and a stolen firearm. He was eventually charged with one count of illegal possession of firearms by a felon and possession of an unregistered weapon.

Youngboy has been keeping himself busy by getting in touch with his emotions. Throughout the last few weeks, he’s sent out a series of letters that he wrote from his jail cell. One of those was to his girlfriend, who is presently expecting his eighth child. He’s expected to drop a new song at midnight. The track will feature Rod Wave and is part of Kawhi Leonard’s upcoming music project.

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Matt Palmer – Do it all again

I’ve been so unlucky in love
I’ve given my heart to the wrong ones
Been so misguided
Thought I might never find it
Oh, oh

I tried picking on all the red flags in my mind
Wouldn’t let me relax, but on our first night
It was easier the first time

[Chorus:]
I’d do it all again, do it all again, do it all again
I was so
Love is in the end, love is in the end, love is in the end
Oh, be my lover

Rita Wilson – Boss of Me

There’s a feedback look going round in my head
I can’t make it stop, you say I’m going nowhere
You’d better come on back, don’t you step out of line
If you don’t want judge, you’re gonna be a headline
My inner native is beating on the jungle drums
My wrist is on the rhythm on the [?]
Something’s going through me like a million volts
Then it hit me in the heart just like a lightning bolt

[Chorus:]
You’re not the boss of me, I’m who I need to be
Got possibilities & I can finally breathe
You’re not the boss of me, no more apologies
You’re ancient history cuz now I’m free.

I got this now, what you gonna do?
I’m rolling like a gambler, I’ve got nothing to lose
No job, no man to hold me down
If I got something to say, I’m gonna say it right now

[Chorus:]
You’re not the boss of me, I’m who I need to be
Got possibilities & I can finally breathe
You’re not the boss of me, no more apologies
You’re ancient history cuz now I’m free.

No good we’re on the run
Answer to no one

You’re not the boss of me
You’re not the boss of me

[Chorus:]
You’re not the boss of me, I’m who I need to be
Got possibilities & I can finally breathe
You’re not the boss of me, no more apologies
You’re ancient history cuz now I’m free.

Rita Wilson – Trilogy (Trilogy II)

Cuz when she’s got a lead, take control
She’s caught you by the hand, and can’t let go
And there’s when it’s gonna make everything alright
She’s staying in the dark to give you light.

Oh, everybody’s got two sides, but I’ve got three
There’s always one that you don’t you don’t see

[Chorus:]
I shrink your glass when you’re sleeping
I shrink your worries when you’re dreaming
There’s a fire [?] she won’t show,
She’s the one you really oughta know
She’s a work of art that you don’t see
and she completes my trilogy

I wish I had a secret house
I’d move right in, lock the others out
I’d pick up a guitar and learn to play
Say all the things that I want to say.

Oh, everybody’s got two sides, but I’ve got three
There’s always one of us that you can’t see

[Chorus:]
I shrink your glass when you’re sleeping
I shrink your worries when you’re dreaming
There’s a fire side she won’t show,
She’s the one you really oughta know
She’s a work of art that you don’t see
and she completes my trilogy

Rita Wilson – We’re back

Knew this day would come
Dancing in the sun
Laughing in the streets
Singing in harmony
Now we’re holding hands
Who says we need plans?
We’re just living free

I’ll get things done when you’re here
When it does down, hesitate
That was then and this is now

[Chorus:]
We’re back, stronger than before
We’re back, never wanted you more
We’re back, let’s hit the floor
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back
Raise your glass, come together
Celebrate, never better
Turn it up, everyone,
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back.

Cruise in, flying high
Hands up, touch the sky
Closer than it seems, nothing is out of reach
Go all in, forget the rules
Change it up cuz this is new
No way we’d ever lose

I’ll get things done when you’re here
Jump on in, don’t hesitate
The moment is right here, right now.

[Chorus:] X2
We’re back, stronger than before
We’re back, never wanted you more
We’re back, let’s hit the floor
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back.
Raise your glass, come together
Celebrate, never better
Turn it up, everyone,
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back.

Larry June – You Gotta

Ye yeah
You gotta know what you want
You gotta push that line
You gotta stand on your toes
You gotta be on the job
I keep stick for real, it’s 20 in it,
and it’s time
I don’t pop no pills, no signal white
I’m just a fresh ass n***a getting deal
N***a, don’t trip
I’m a boss, and I do boss shit
So, if you see a n***a in it,
Then you know it’s not real

Used to live in that
[??]

Bilderbuch – Bungalow Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Bungalow“]

(yeeaaaoohhh!)
(ok, ah, ah, ok)

[Strophe 1]
Mmh, du rufst mich an und fragst mich, wie’s mir geht
Ich ruf’ dich an und ich frag’ dich, wie’s dir geht
Du rufst mich an und du sagst, du kommst zu spät
Und dabei bist du schon viel zu spät
Es tut mir leid, wenn ich das alles nicht versteh’
Es tut dir leid, wenn ich nach Hause geh’
Dann rufst du an auf meinem Handy
Und da bist du wieder candy

[Refrain]
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
Ich hab’ Snacks für die Latenightshow
Mama kocht für alle
Mama kocht für mich und dich
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
By the rivers of cashflow
Wir trinken Schorle, trinken Soda
Komm vorbei mit deinem Škoda

„Mizzy, du bist heiß
Gib uns dein’ Scheiß (woohoo, ha)
Wo ist die Kick, Pille?
Gib mir die Kick, Pille!“

[Bridge]
Ah, ich brauch’ Power für mein’n Akku
Ah, hab’ keine Power in mein’n Akku

Ah, Baby, leih mir dein’n Lader
Komm, bitte leih mir dein’n Lader
Ah, ich brauch’ Power für mein’n Akku
Ah, Hab’ keine Power in mein’n Akku
Baby, leih mir dein’n Lader
Ich brauch’ mehr Strom

[Strophe 1]
Du rufst mich an und fragst mich, wie’s mir geht
Ich ruf’ dich an und ich frag’ dich, wie’s dir geht
Du rufst mich an und du sagst, du kommst zu spät
Und dabei bist du schon viel zu spät
Es tut mir leid, wenn ich das alles nicht versteh’
Es tut dir leid, wenn ich nach Hause geh’
Dann rufst du an auf meinem Handy
Und da bist du wieder candy

[Refrain]
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
Ich hab’ Snacks für die Latenightshow
Mama kocht für alle
Mama kocht für mich und dich
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
By the rivers of cashflow
Wir trinken Soda, trinken Soda
Komm vorbei mit deinem Škoda

Ufo – A Million Miles Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Seems I lost my direction
Was it all just in a word?
Thought I found that something's real
Now I'm lost, don't know where to go

[Verse 2]
Never knew a love song I could sing
All the words to make me right
But you see you mean everything…
Yes to me, I want you by my side

[Chorus]
If we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string for a name
Oh, baby, baby, I'm a long way
Long way home

[Verse 3]
Can't do nothing 'bout the way it's been
And I'll see you's just a bad mistake

Or about things, they happen that way
I get lost, don't know where to go

[Chorus]
If we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string in a name
Oh, baby, baby, I'm a long way
Long way home
[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
If we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string for a name
Oh, baby, baby, I'm a long way
Long, long, long long way home

And if we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string for a name
Baby, baby, baby, I'm a long way
A long, long, long long way home

Andrew Ripp – Rejoice Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Until I rise like the morning
Wake up in the arms of glory
To finally see the sun above the pouring rain
Until I fall into surrender's
Healing hands and remember
There's a river on the other side of pain
I'm gonna

[Chorus]
Rejoice
Rejoice
Lift it up in the highs and lows
There's a better day coming I know
Rejoice
Rejoice
I'm gonna sing either way it goes
There's a better day coming I know, I know
I know, I know

[Verse 2]
Until the boundary lines havе broken
The levee givеs and hearts spill open
To flood the land we fight over with endless love
Until forgiveness steals the blame
Of every heart soul mind and strength
Until we know there's nothing left to do but trust
Oh I'm gonna
[Chorus]
Rejoice
Rejoice
Lift it up in the highs and lows
There's a better day coming I know
Rejoice
Rejoice

I'm gonna sing either way it goes
There's a better day coming I know, I know
(There's a better day coming) I know, I know
(There's a better day coming) I know, I know

[Bridge]
Oh my soul send in the choir
Raise my song in the flood or the fire
Oh my soul send in the choir
Hope is ringing out higher and higher
Oh my soul send in the choir
Raise my song in the flood or the fire
Oh my soul send in the choir
Hope is ringing out higher and higher

[Chorus]
Rejoice
And again I say rejoice
Lift it up in the highs and lows
There's a better day coming I know
Rejoice
Rejoice
I'm gonna sing either way it goes
There's a better day coming I know, I know
(There's a better day coming)
(There's a better day coming) I know
(There's a better day coming) Oh
(There's a better day coming)
And again I say rejoice

Bilderbuch – Sneakers4free Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Sneakers4free“]

[Strophe 1]
Die Alten sagen: nichts im Leben ist for free
Ich will’s nicht glauben
Seh’ da drin kein’ Sinn
Ich bin so high wie nie
Tür’n aus Glas
Seh’n mich komm’n
Machen sich auf
Slideshow
Slideshow (Jaja)
Und da steht sie
Dieses sweete Thing
Die Verkäuferin
Ja, ja, die Verkäuferin

[Pre-Refrain]
Sie sagt:
Für dich ist alles gratis
Alles ist gratis
Ich fühl mich so gratis
Sie sagt:
Für dich ist alles gratis
Alles so gratis
Stell dir vor
Stell dir vor

[Refrain]
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free

[Strophe 2]
For free
Seit ich ein Kind bin
Seh’ ich das weiße Licht
So reich und shiny
Seit ich ein Kind bin
Spür’ ich den kalten Wind
Aus der Klima Klima Klima
Ich war immer, immer
Ein Junge mit Ideen
Ein Junge ohne Ziel

Ein Junge braucht
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Oh ja, mhm

[Gospel Break]

[Strophe 3]
Türen aus Glas
Seh’n mich komm’n
Machen sich auf
New York, New Yorker
New Yorke, ah, New Yorke, ah
Ja, alle Leute wollen
A jeder hat so gerne

[Refrain]
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free

[Outro]
Ich kann nicht warten auf die free drinks (Frinks!)
Doch ich warte auf die free drinks (Frinks!)
Ich kann nicht leben ohne free drinks (Frinks!)
Oh free drinks, free drinks, Frinks (Frinks!)
(Once again)
Ich kann nicht leben ohne free drinks (Frinks!)
Ich warte auf die free drinks (Frinks!)
Ich kann nicht leben ohne free drinks (Frinks!)
Hol mich raus, free drink (Frinks!)
Hast du Angst mein Kind?
Keine Angst mein Kind, nein, nein

Ruthie Foster – Working Woman Lyrics

[Verse 1]
She’s overtime and underpaid
She’s kicking ass and taking names
She’s punching that clock, she’s climbing that ladder, she’s spinning those wheels
She can do your job ten times better and do it in heels

[Chorus]
So get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done, call the working woman
Thank God for the working woman
This country’s run by the working woman

[Verse 2]
Don’t be fooled, she ain’t no pretty face
She rules this roost, she runs this place
From a mop and a broom to a corner office in a big ole desk
Everybody knows ain’t nobody knows like a woman how to clean a mess

[Chorus]
So get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done, call the working woman
Thank God for the working woman

This country’s run by the working woman

[Bridge]
Mmm mmm mmm
Yeah, yeah yeah

[Verse 3]
Some stay at home with the kids all day
No vacation time, no minimum wage
She’s a nurse and a boss and a coach and a maid and a wife and a mother
If you paid her for half of what she does, you couldn’t afford her

[Outro]
So get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done (Call the working woman)
Thank God for the working woman
This country’s run by the working woman
Said this world is run by the working woman
Get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done, call the working woman
Thank God, thank God for the working woman
This country’s run by the working woman

Otis Clay – For The Good Times Lyrics

Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over
But life goes on and this world keeps on turning
Let’s just be glad we had this time to spend together
And then no need to watch the bridges that we’re burning

Lay your head on my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowin’ softly against my window

You don’t have to mean it
You can pretend and make believe
You love me one more time
For the good times, for the good times

I’ll get along and I’m sure you’ll find another
Baby, always remember, I’ll be here
I’m gonna wait right here, I’m gonna wait right here
If you should ever find me

And don’t say a word about tomorrow or forever
And ever and ever and ever and ever and ever

There’ll be time enough for [Incomprehensible] when you leave me
For the good time, for the good time

Lay your head on my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowin’ softly against my window

You don’t have to mean it
I know you don’t love me no more
But make believe, you love me one more time
For the good times, oh, baby, for the good times

Think about all the times we spent together, baby
For the good times
Make believer you love me one more time
For the good times

Let me hear you singin’ one time
For the good times
All those time we used to have [Incomprehensible] at the casino
For the good times, for the good times
For the good times

Teenage Head – Brand New Cadillac Lyrics

My baby drove up in a brand new cadillac
I said my baby drove up in a brand new cadillac
She said listen to me daddy
I ain't never comin back

Baby baby won't you hear my plea
Cmon sugar just hear my plea

She said balls to ya daddy
She ain't comin back to me
Baby baby won't you hear my plea
Cmon sugar just hear my plea

She said balls to ya daddy
She ain't comin back to me

A cadillac pulled up about ninety-five
I said a cadillac pulled up about ninety-five
I said get a grip baby
You won't take me out alive

My baby drove up in a brand new cadillac
I said jesus baby where did you get the cadillac
She said balls to ya daddy
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back

Andrew Ripp – Back To Brooklyn Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The screaming of a kettle sure sounds like the breaks on the subway
And the harder I try to get her off my mind the closer she stays
Watching snow covered pines as they slow down the time, all the minuets can feel like they're days
And the city at dusk, like the memories of us is a fire that's starting to fade
Sometimes I wonder

[Chorus]
Will I ever go back to Brooklyn
Will I ever get to say goodbyе
I know I could but I probably shouldn't
She told me I should give it timе
To let it all blow over
But, would it matter anyway?
If I ever go back to Brooklyn
It won't ever be the same
It won't ever be the same

[Verse 2]
The light under the crawl space buzzing like the sounds of Broadway
Finding black and white photos of us looking like we took them just yesterday
In the cracks of the boards, see the sun coming forth forth a promise that we'll be ok

But its hard to believe waking up from a dream to a future that's drifting away
Sometimes I wonder

[Chorus]
Will I ever go back to Brooklyn
Will I ever get to say goodbye
I know I could but I probably shouldn't
She told me I should give it time
To let it all blow over
But, would it matter anyway?
If I ever go back to Brooklyn
It won't ever be the same
[Bridge]
So many bridges on this map
But, no road that leads to what we had
So, tell me how…

[Chorus]
Will I ever go back to Brooklyn
Will I ever get to say goodbye? Goodbye…
She told me I should give it time
To let it all blow over
But, would it matter anyway?
If I ever go back to Brooklyn
It won't ever be the same
It won't ever be the same

Bilderbuch – Baba Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Baba“]

[Refrain]
He
He, Monika
Sag es einmal noch zart
Sag leise Baba
He
He, Monika
Wie früher, ah ah
Sag leise Baba

[Strophe 1]
Sie spaziert durch ihr Quartier
Durch den Strohhalm schlürft sie ihr Bier
Braucht kein Cash
Sie hat
Was richtig flasht
Ihr Brand
Ist Second Hand
Wie man es aus Milano, Paris kennt
Für sie ist heute spät
Halb zehn
Zeit zu gehn'

[Refrain]
He
He, Monika
Sag es einmal noch zart
Sag leise Baba
He
He, Monika
Wie früher, ah ah

Sag leise Baba
[Instrumental Break]

[Strophe 2]
Wir waren die Nächte ewig auf
Vom Kokai-Kokai-Coca Cola
Du, Ich und dein Motorola
Brrrr, Akku vorbei
Sie sagt, Sie hat zu viel geraucht
Und Ihr Buffalo Boot dämpft
Die letzte Memphis aus
Für sie ist heute spät
Kurz vor zehn
Zeit zu gehn'

[Interlude]

[Refrain]
He
He, Monika
Sag es einmal noch zart
Sag leise Baba
He
He, Monika
Wie früher, ah ah
Sag leise Baba
Yalla

[Outro]

Matt Palmer – Keep a Secret

Baby, (uh, uh) thought I locked my heart
And threw away the key
(Oh, no, no no)
But lately, (uh, uh) I’m fantasizing ‘bout
Your hands all over me
(Oh, no, no no)

You’ve got someone else
Cuz of course you would
But boy, one sip of you’d do my body good
If I had one chance
I just know I could work you like a profession
I got a question

[Chorus:]
Can you keep a secret?
You’re who I’ve been dreaming about at night
The one that I’m needing
Can you keep a secret?
Imagining your body close to mine
Is why my heart’s beating.

Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Friends say get him off your mind
I don’t know how to
Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Something about you

Spare me (uh, uh) all the details
Of your picture-perfect bond
(Oh, no, no no)
Unfairly, (uh, uh) that shit doesn’t change
How much you turn me on
(Oh, no, no no)

If this is wrong, I’m not gon’ be right
The way your body moves
Keeps me up at night.
Boy, I need a hit or some good advice
You could teach me a lesson,
I got a question

[Chorus:]
Can you keep a secret?
You’re who I’ve been dreaming about at night
The one that I’m needing
Can you keep a secret?
Imagining your body close to mine
Is why my heart’s beating.

Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Friends say get him off your mind
I don’t know how to
Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Something about you

If you would touch my body, yeah
You’d never wanna let it go
I’m living for your body, yeah
and I’d die to get you alone
If you would touch my body, yeah
You’d never wanna let it go, it go
When it go, when it go, oh, oh oh

[Chorus:]
Can you keep a secret?
You’re who I’ve been dreaming about at night
The one that I’m needing
Can you keep a secret?
Imagining your body close to mine
Is why my heart’s beating.

Matt Palmer – Allergic

I hate your lips and beautiful eyes
Cause they don’t blink when you tell me lies
About your need and space
When somebody’s picking my place
God forbid you tell me what’s wrong
You try to face your demons alone
It’s easier to forget that I was in here in your bed

My heart’s been broke before
But heats more with you
What I thought was real love
It wasn’t ever true

[Chorus:]
Cuz you’re the one I dreamt about
And wish I could erase
I thought I wanted somebody just like you
Now you’re the one I’m sick about
The pain’s still in my chest
I think I’m allergic to being lied to.

Matt Palmer – Leave me out

Don’t get confused to miss [?]
Boy, I’ve been better off alone
I ain’t been crying on
You missed your lion, no
You missed your playing on my phone
I ain’t dumb, and you ain’t slick
You were with him before we in it
So, don’t you smile up in my face
Let’s just go our separate ways

[Chorus:]
Cause I don’t to be unkind,
But I don’t owe you my time
This is when you broke my heart
Taking back what once was mine
So don’t you call me out my name
If you see me out
I’m done with your games,
Leave me out.

Glenn Miller – Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar Lyrics

In a little honky-tonky village in Texas
There’s a guy who plays the best piano by far
He can play piano any way that you like it
But the way he likes it best is eight to the bar
When he plays it’s a ball,
He is the daddy of them all…

The people gather round when he gets on the stand

Then when he plays he gets a hand

The rhythm he beats puts the cats in a trance
Nobody there bothers to dance
And when he jams with the bass and guitar
They holler all, “Beat me daddy, eight to bar!”

A plink, plunkin on the keys,
A riff, well, a-riffin out with ease

Lotto Savage – Take Yo Shit Lyrics (feat. Yung Bans)

[Chorus: Lotto Savage]
Off-White on my coat, I'ma take your shit
Murders, robberies, and felonies and Draco sticks
All my niggas stuntin', we take your bitch
When I wear Ferragamo, we can't keep no bitch

[Verse 1: Lotto Savage]
Hundred round drum on the stick
Pull up on your block and let it hit
I just want your neck, you can let my partner hit
He be on that he say she say, talkin like a bitch
So I had to cut him off, where I'm from all my niggas with the shit
Caught him in his apartment, you know we took his shit
Shot him with 15 Aks and Drakos, you know I love my sticks
Never wearin no Faragamo, I sware I can't cuff no bitch

[Chorus: Lotto Savage]
Off-White on my coat, I'ma take your shit
Murders, robberies, and felonies and Draco sticks

All my niggas stuntin', we take your bitch
When I wear Ferragamo, we can't keep no bitch

[Verse 2: Yung Bans]
From the southside, where we jug and finesse
Anything could happen, never know what's next
I just hit a lick, and flooded out my Patek
f*ckin on this nigga bitch, cause he ain't got no respect
Got Lotto with me, we be thuggin
Stripper nigga, we left him in his draws
Free the whole gang, doing time behind the wall
You wonder why them Magnolia niggas be at large
[Chorus: Lotto Savage]
Off-White on my coat, I'ma take your shit
Murders, robberies, and felonies and Draco sticks
All my niggas stuntin', we take your bitch
When I wear Ferragamo, we can't keep no bitch

Ace Frehley – A Little Below The Angels Lyrics

Alcohol was a friend of mine
It almost got me dead
I crashed some cars, got into fights
Some things I now regret

I’ve been told I’ve got nine lives
Or maybe even ten
Now I’ve changed my ways, my soul’s restored
I’m better now than then

We’re just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And that’s alright
That’s alright with me

Temptin’d fates, not what I want to do
I’ll soon enough be dead
And all that glitters isn’t always gold
You know I’ve heard it said

I’ve taken chances, I crossed the line
I lost my faith in love
Now the road is clear
My aim is true, with help from above

We’re just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And that’s alright
That’s alright with me

We’re just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And I can’t fly
I won’t fly away

You know I won’t fly away
We got to find our own way
But I don’t know if I’ll make it to Heaven
Just open the gates of Hell

Daddy, have you ever seen an angel?
Sure baby
Well, what was it like?
The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen

Just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And that’s alright
That’s alright with me

We’re just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And I can’t fly
I won’t fly away

We’re just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And that’s alright
That’s alright with me

We’re just below
A little lower than the angels
And I can’t fly
I won’t fly away

We’re just a little below
A little lower than the angels
And that’s alright
That’s alright with me

We’re just a little below

G Flip – Not even in Vegas

with Thomas Headon

[G Flip verse:]
I’ve got a pocket full of fun
As I dance out the door
I’m a little overdone
But I’ma come home after dawn

[Thomas Heaton verse:]
And then my feet hit the floor
I guess I’ll find the appetite
Chasing me on the [?]
But they all finished late on last night

[Chorus: Together]
Not even in Vegas, red eyes are not fading
Wear my tees, see the sun every day as I’m getting old
Not even in Vegas you could call me shameless
Cause my head’s out of breath for the forth night in a row

[Thomas verse:]
Am I ever gonna stop?
I’ve spend another 100 in that bar again
And now I can’t keep living it up
I always say we’re gonna stop pretending

[G Flip verse:]
I won’t be leaving early even though she’s wanting me to
And if today is my last day, this is all I want to do

[Chorus: together]
Not even in Vegas, red eyes are not fading
Wear my tees, see the sun every day as I’m getting old
Not even in Vegas you could call me shameless
Cause my head’s out of breath for the forth night in a row

[Bridge: together]
And it goes on and on and on and on
And it goes on and on and on and on
And it goes on and on and on and on
And it goes on and on and on and on
Maybe one day we’re in Vegas
No laugh because you need it
(We’ll find out)

[Chorus: together]
Not even in Vegas, red eyes are not fading
Wear my tees, see the sun every day as I’m getting old
Not even in Vegas you could call me shameless
Cause my head’s out of breath for the forth night in a row.

SonReal – RIDE

Summer vibes in the brand new single from SonReal “Ride”. Enjoy the song in here and catch the lyrics below.

Lyrics of SonReal “Ride”

I heard something that they said about me
I never worry when I’m around me
I had some issues I had to iron
Don’t need to rhyme to show I’m up now

Everybody dies
All we got is time
I don’t ever lie
So when I say goodbye
I never have to say
Sorry for the way
I took an L to heart
So the very next day

[Chorus:] x2
I come back, and get that
So relax, and move out, move out of my way
It’s okay
I don’t play
This my ride.

I heard some things that they said about ya
I never worry, I never doubt ya
I need ya trust like flowers need water
I need to grow I do what I wanna.

Everybody dies
All we got is time
I don’t ever lie
So when I say goodbye
I never have to say
Sorry for the way
I took an L to heart
So the very next day

[Chorus:] x2
I come back, and get that
So relax, and move out, move out of my way
It’s okay
I don’t play
This my ride.

Now I’m on my way (x4)

[Chorus:] x2
I come back, and get that
So relax, and move out, move out of my way
It’s okay
I don’t play
This my ride.