Cosmic Knowledge

by KnowledgeBorn07

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about

Hailing from South Bend, IN, Knowledgeborn07 has come a long way to become the artist you hear today. His early music influences include Beethoven, Mozart, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Sublime, Steve Miller Band, Pink Floyd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors & Led Zeppelin… all the way to Beastie Boys, X-clan, Run DMC, Ice Cube, Slick RicK, Too $hort, Tupac, Mos Def & The Wu-Tang Clan.

Through early heartbreaks, lost loved ones, and the typical trials and tribulations of life, Knowledgeborn07 has been able to create powerful lyrics that represent positivity, equality, and inspiration. Along this spiritual path that he continues to follow, he has been fortunate enough to meet great people. Here's a list of musicians/bands that he has collaborated with along with some shout outs for all of the support throughout the years: Geno Bigsbee (one of KB07's best friends), Amie Catanzarite, Otis Wigfall, Roberto Gonzalez, Dan Allen, William Coleman, Angela Klockie, B.N.K. crew, Chester a.k.a "Low C," DJ Strictnine (Grand Royal), Aaron Kaser, DJ Eric Street, Mogwai (Austrailia), General Smiley of Papa Michigan and Smiley(studio one), Part One Tribe, Ras Mathew, Matt Rodriguez, Lorna Bennett, Chapter 11, International Farmers (which included Josh of Bargain Music), Mike "Chefdog" Scheftner (of the now defunct band, Filibuster), PailBoy(KGB/Dream Works), the Inity Tribe,the little house fam, the nuner family, Brandon Baushke and family(ways to be worse), kovatch, William "Bang" Jones(the 86), Dj Doze(Jesus Wore Dickies, Slightly Stoopid), Andrew Roth(S1V5/JWD), DoN Masnada(Italy), Falling Down(Wu-Tang Affiliate Producer and Producer of DoN's Album) Dustin Gustus, Eric Moore (Roots Of Kreation), Cosmic Haze, Jah Works the revolutionary (Lion Camp), Chris Penn (Cut Productions), Jared Taylor (Boss Dj), Negundo (Last Survivor Records), Frank & the Skunk Allstars (Long Beach Records), Notebook Noise, along with the whole Mother Brain family.

As for his 2010 release, Cosmic Knowledge, several notable appearances on the album include: Popa Wu (Senior Member of the Wu-Tang Clan), Prince Po (a member of the classic hip-hop group Organized Konfusion), P Tugz, Ras Zackary, Ras Attitude, Zack Walters (of the Long Beach based band 3rd Alley), and of course the Fluid Minds crew (Johnny Cosmic, Frank Clayton, Christian Rogala, & GooZe). Johnny Cosmic took the reigns as producer and engineer for the album, which is to be released on Fluid Minds' independent label, Mother Brain Productions.

credits

released May 11, 2010

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KnowledgeBorn07: Lead Vocals

Johnny Cosmic: Music, Backing Vocals

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MUSICIANS
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Mike DeGuzman: Rhodes Key and Strings on “Let The Grass Grow,” Rhodes Key on “Blessed,” Piano on “I Know,” Bass on “Daily Hope”

Christian Rogala: Congas and Percussion on “Daily Hope”

Frank Clayton: Fuzz Synth on “Overcome”

Chris Tarman: Verse/Bridge Rhodes Key and Chorus Synth on “Necessarius”

King David Schultz: Backing vocals on "Necessarius"

Angie Klockie: Backing vocals on "Necessarius"

Amy "is Free" Catanzarite: Backing vocals on "What A Trip"

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SAMPLES
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Singing sample in Necessarius (approx 1:31) was taken from a Cosmic Haze live practice demo featuring David “Slatetrain” Slater, Johnny Cosmic and Frank Clayton performing the song “Paradise 2”

Samples of Saturn’s radio emissions, taken from NASA’s website, were used for “Necessarius” to create the synth pad sound in the bridge and was also used for the intro transition of “Popa’s Knowledge”

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CREDITS
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All lyrics written by KnowledgeBorn07 except...

- “Cosmic Knowledge” lyrics written by Popa Wu
- “What A Trip” lyrics written by KnowledgeBorn07 and Ras Zackary
- “27 Miles” lyrics by KnowledgeBorn07 and Johnny Cosmic
- “Dead Willow Blues” lyrics by KnowledgeBorn07, P.Tugz, Johnny Cosmic and Popa Wu
- “Blessed” lyrics written by KnowledgeBorn07 and Prince Po
- “Popa’s Knowledge” lyrics written by Popa Wu
- “Overcome” lyrics written by KnowledgeBorn07, Ras Attitude and Zack Walters
- “Necessarius” lyrics written by KnowledgeBorn07 and Johnny Cosmic

All music written by Johnny Cosmic except...

- “27 Miles” music written by Johnny Cosmic and KnowledgeBorn07
- "Let The Grass Grow" music written by Johnny Cosmic and Mike DeGuzman
- “Blessed” music written by Johnny Cosmic and Mike DeGuzman (inspired by the work of The Emotions and DJ Doze)
- “I Know” music written by Johnny Cosmic and Mike DeGuzman
- “Daily Hope” music written by KnowledgeBorn07, Johnny Cosmic, Mike DeGuzman and Christian Rogala
- “Overcome” music written by Johnny Cosmic and Frank Clayton
- “Necessarius” music written by Johnny Cosmic and Chris Tarman.

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ENGINEERING
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Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Johnny Cosmic at Melody Sunrise Studio


All vocal sections for KnowledgeBorn07, Ras Zackary, King David Schultz, Angie Klockie, and Amy "is Free" Catanzarite were recorded by KB at his studio in South Bend, IN, except "27 Miles" vocals engineered by Johnny Cosmic

"Cosmic Knowledge", "Dead Willow Blues", "Popa's Knowledge" and "Necessarious" vocal sections for Popa Wu were recorded on a DR-07 hand held recorder at his home in Brooklyn, NY.

"Blessed" vocal sections for Prince Po were recorded at Deekees Lab in Los angeles, CA

"Overcome" vocal sections for Ras Attitude were recorded by Michael Goodwin of Sound Vision Records

"Overcome" vocal sections for Zack Walters were recorded by Nick Fainbarg in Costa Mesa Studios

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ART
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Cover Painting “Peeling Bodies” created by Chris Dyer

KB wings and logo created by Cherice Campbell

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LINKS
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KnowledgeBorn07
facebook.com/knowledgeborn07
knowledgeborn07.com
myspace.com/knowledgeborn0seven
knowledgeborn07acoustic@gmail.com

Johnny Cosmic
melodysunrise.com
johnnycosmicmusic.com
fluidmindsmusic.com

Mike DeGuzman
passafiretheband.com
goozeproductions.wordpress.com

Popa Wu
www.myspace.com/7popawu

Ras Attitude
www.rasattitude.com

Zack Walters
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dskri4iA6N0

Prince Po
myspace.com/princepo69

Ras Zackary
myspace.com/raszackary

P.Tugz
myspace.com/ptugz

Chris Dyer
positivecreations.ca
chrisdyerspositivecreations.blogspot.com

Cosmic Haze
cosmichaze.com

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Track Name: Cosmic Knowledge (ft. Popa Wu)
before i wake up to wake up..............

just listen with some nag champa burning sitting indian style clearing your mind and take a trip with me....
Track Name: What A Trip (ft. Ras Zackary)
(KnowledgeBorn07)

so many ups and downs like ocean waves
living this life in the land of the free
sometimes I feel like a modern day slave
sometimes I feel like I gotta get paid
stayin upon my hustle with a brand new day
focused not to fumble when they try to tackle me
pass it to my bredren get em on the same page
connecting the dots so the future is paved
meditate positive when inspiration fades
try to cast out the demons inside of brain
maybe we'll unite one day we will change
no more poison inside the vampires fangs
cause if it gets the best of you you will fade away
like dust in the wind an epitaph above your grave
please listen before you do it again
bless up the youth the youth are your friend
bless up the all mighty and blessed is H.I.M.
I try to do my part right here in south bend
and pay it forward to you like a hand to lend
keep your head up high and away from sin
your under my wing like you are my kin
brothers and sister please stop fightin
we can unite the fyah I'm lightin
to purify you so stop the violence


Chorus
(Knowledgeborn07, Johnny Cosmic and Amie Catanzarite)

We could win
We could lose but
If we don't try then we won't have a clue, no
What a trip, what a trip baby
What a trip life is
Love's gonna set me free


(Ras Zackary)

this worlds movin a little too fast
aint even got enough cash to save my ass
nor can I afford to buy your korg
still till this date zero records sold
but it aint bout the money or the gold
i'm doin this to satisfy my soul
cause i'll grow old and
it will be something for my kids to uphold
and when i pass
this will be the only thing left of me that will last
and hopefully they will chant my words
as if they were in mass
and maybe get these kids outta bed
and goin to class, to class
you better take your ass back to class
cause I never did
too busy running with the neighborhood kids
but it's not gonna be easy for them
a pool of piranhas they'll be swimming in
things can go from good to great and bad to worse
just depends on which one is happening first


Chorus

We could win
We could lose but
If we don't try then we won't have a clue, no
What a trip, what a trip baby
What a trip life is
Love's gonna set me free


I'll be free love

My baby love, I won't tell you lies
Track Name: 27 Miles
27 miles in the devils shoes
feel like I got nothing, nothing left to lose
lost my smile my friend
and I gained the blue
came to the cross roads, which way do I choose


Chorus

The souls are worn out
You can take them back
The hearts been torn out
And the sky is black
But through the darkness I can see there is a ray of light
Shining through us, it is the way of life
Free from hate and free from war


I'll just try to do my own damn thing
that's why I'm in this booth
that's why I try to sing
and I will try to keep that positive path
you can like me or you can turn your back


Chorus

I don't care what other people think
I'm gonna try, I'll just try to sing
And I'm gonna do it straight from my soul
You know, yes yes you know
Cause I love, oh yes I love


keep your head up high
reach for the sky
every time


(Johnny Cosmic)

I saw the light from your eyes
wish I could give it back
my hearts been torn out
and there aint no way to put it back


cause love is everything
Track Name: Dead Willow Blues (ft. P.Tugz, Popa Wu)
Chorus
(P.Tugz and Johnny Cosmic)

Not wasting time
Can't spare a dime
Trying to shake these dead willow blues
The scene from my window
Sorrow and sinful
What is a man to do?
Where do we go?
We're gonna find the one
Ask all the questions, demand the answers
Run till our time has come


(KnowledgeBorn07)

the populations procrastinatin
from tribulation to realization
as fascination blinds this nation
with visual sensations that act as sedation
back to the plantation
of the new world order space station
for the future enslavement
of all unified nations
we're just like rats in these cages
as they start the inflation
on anybody that has no blood relation
just ask a mason
and a combination of political leaders
who meet in private conversation
notice I speak without hesitation
cause if they come after me
I'll dodge em like the matrix


Chorus

Not wasting time
Can't spare a dime
Trying to shake these dead willow blues
The scene from my window
Sorrow and sinful
What is a man to do?
Where do we go?
We're gonna find someone
Ask all the questions, demand the answers
Run till our time has come


(KnowledgeBorn07)

how can I communicate
relate with the abstract minded
I leave you blinded by dimensions that I'm findin
with no traces
I lace these kids up like braces
to walk how I strut and take what I created
like the matrix
I hold time in the palm of my hand
and you take shots at me from hills of distant lands
who's the man
I want his head chopped and delivered
for blasphemin against the most high
I send shivers down the spines
of these cartoon characters like blizzards
to leave em frost bitten and
lose their limbs like trees withered
you wont see the sun until you stop whining
I spent years buildin my castle
to hang my art of rhyme in
I'll put this flag on top of this mountain so start climbin
cause honestly I won't be around for people to find it


Chorus

Not wasting time
Can't spare a dime
Trying to shake these dead willow blues
The scene from my window
Sorrow and sinful
What is a man to do?
Where do we go?
We're gonna find someone
Ask all the questions, demand the answers
Run till our time has come


(Johnny Cosmic)

war is over, war is over, war is over
that’s what I pray as I clutch this 4 leaved clover
the writing on the wall, come closer
we’ll tear it down
crumble, crumble crash bulldozers
hit so hard shake your skull and cross bone
at the darkest hour you’ll feel so alone
but what you couldn’t see will now be illuminated
hope to live to see the day
and I’ll use my last breath to say
(wish I could say)
the war for your mind is over
(wish I could say)
the war for your life is over
(wish I could say)
the war for your soul is over
(wish I could tell you)


(Popa Wu)

It's all good though....
Track Name: Let The Grass Grow
(Popa Wu)
it's all good though
it's all good though
it's all good though


when you're feeling low
when you're down and your out
and you feel as though
nobody wants you around


Chorus
(Knowledgeborn07 and Johnny Cosmic)

Just know you got me
You got me
I'll be your shoulder to lean
You got me


tell me all your problems
and ill figure em out
please just have some patience
before you run out of town


Chorus

And know you got me
You got me
I'll be your shoulder to lean
You got me


don't you ever feel ashamed when you cry
cause that's just the bodies way
to cleanse your mind


Chorus

And know you got me
You got me
I'll be your shoulder to lean
You got me
I'll be your shoulder to lean
You got me
Track Name: Blessed (ft. Prince Po)
Chorus
(Knowledgeborn07 and Johnny Cosmic)

Blessed love
Blessed is creation
Blessed is the most high unto every nation
Blessed is every color we must be patient
We are just patients in this blessed world we use as a station


(Knowledgeborn07)

to channel our love
you know the one Im speaking of
I mean the one known as the unconditional
basic nature of this earth
ever since the ancients left us passages
to guide us on our maps like spaceships
nowadays you get confused by dominions and systems
sending mixed signals outward
like were preachin through a prism
not knowing that this is the worst kind of prison
settling on our differences
the walking dead were not livin
everyone seems to cling to destruction
promoting violence
steadily on the gun clutching like a modern day virus
at the same time we seem to be the modern day pirates stealing from the ones we love
and not respecting the highest supreme human being the one that is considered divine
its like trickery and we ate the apple smiling
but what gets to me is that
were all from different climates
professing the same thing with different names
I pray for silence and peace on these streets
not little babies cryin or
youths trading blood for money
like they got a license to kill
its not a movie
its real life and its tiring
i see the fire blazing so much
they pray for hydrants to put the fire out
but not until the purifyin is over
you'll know by the sound of the king lion
when the trumpets sound like sirens
titans can't fight em
cause were all image and likeness
no matter what they thought
each and every creed defyin


Chorus

Blessed love
Blessed is creation
Blessed is the most high unto every nation
Blessed is every color we must be patient
We are just patients in this blessed world we use as a station


(Prince Po)

manifestin lessons
celestial connections
peer pressure bring questions
that's answered by the blessings
back against the wall
haters hoping you fall
trying to shit where i eat first we chokin' em all
but I rose above the madness
acquired knowledge of self
shook the ways of a savage
now I'm flyin' like a stealth
some said I couldn't do it
now I'm raps michael phelps
in the image of God
repeating the cycle with finesse
it's the little things that paint a bigger picture
I've seen the world and I'm from Queens
and that's considered wishin'
I've touched many through my words and pain
and now the millions chop my words
into herbs and grain
weathered some severe storms
escaped sticky bushes
got a lot of nice things
yo Po keeps it pushin'
thankful for it all cause it didn't have to be
lettin' Knowledge be Born
Prince Po the emcee


Chorus

Blessed love
Blessed is creation
Blessed is the most high unto every nation
Blessed is every color we must be patient
We are just patients in this blessed world we use as a station


(Johnny Cosmic)

lifes not always worth warring
or just fighting
its an up hill battle
and yes we gotta get to hiking
the way I always pray
is to the lord through this writing
and maybe just one day we'll realize without the sirens
stop the violence
Track Name: I Know
I never thought that this life could be so hard
but as I look back now I think, oh my god
without a college education and a credit card
I really can't believe that I've made it this far
it always seems that authority stacks their cards
against the common man to make it extra hard
and in the back of my mind love is so bizarre
it doesn’t seem worth the fight once it falls apart


Chorus
(KnowledgeBorn07 and Johnny Cosmic)

And I know
Some things are true
And that’s pain is real
And nothings for sure dude
Even the calmest man can lose his cool
And it could be me and it could be you

And I know some things for sure
Some of the wisest people are the poor
Some of the dumbest ones are the rich
And it’s apparent when you see their lifestyle switch


I always fought against authority
gave back to poverty
stood for equality
that’s the way that I gotta be
I outta be runnin’ for the president
cause it’s so funny to see how their moneys spent
and it’s a rat race out to get the cheese
no matter how many kids they’re killin’ over seas
when did this world lose their feet
I wanna see the return of the family


Chorus

Cause I know
Some things are true
And that war is real
And nothings for sure dude
Even the sharpest man can lose his tools
And it could be me but it’s probably you

And I know
Some things for sure
Some of the wisest people are the poor
Some of the dumbest ones are the rich
And it’s apparent when you see their lifestyle switch
Track Name: Daily Hope
(KnowledgeBorn07 and Johnny Cosmic)

wake up in the morning time to get my daily hope
realize the sun still shines, that is my daily hope
see her laughin' all by herself
dancing in the sun with no one else
loving life with no concept of time
that is my daily hope


Chorus

My daily hope
My daily hope


I thank God for food on my plate, this is my daily hope
I thank You for your loving Grace, this is my daily hope
I keep smiling with my head held high
pushing through the struggles and refusing to cry
I thank Jah that I am Alive, this is my daily hope


Chorus

My daily hope
My daily hope


Bridge

you could hope for a lot of things
for cars or for money or big diamond rings
waste all your time just polishing
but you can't take that with you


wake up in the morning time to get my daily hope
realize the sun still shines, that is my daily hope
see her laughin' all by herself
dancing in the sun with no one else
loving life with no concept of time
that is my daily hope
Track Name: Overcome (ft. Ras Attitude, Zack Walters)
Chorus
(KnowledgeBorn07, Johnny Cosmic, Zack Walters and Ras Attitude)

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome

(Ras Attitude)

Seh with the banner and the sword and the shield
marching forward to conquer on lifes GREAT battle fields calling all rasta souldiers united, bold & strong
come mek we sing to Jah a joyful song
victory victory victory victory
victory, righteousness rules the nation
and now the war has end
we strive for conflict to seize
mek we gather safely
inna di value of peace
international love iman a preach
and the day will come fi everyone a go seet
and then we cut and go round
and just trample the beast
they can't defeat the a double t-i-t-u-d-e
unto the king Iman say glory be yes
unto the king rasta say glory be


Chorus

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome


(Zack Walters)

we got stop signs and speed bumps and
road blocks and fallen tree trunks
if your engine doesn't work
put your feet on the ground
yell "yabba dabba doo" and
turn that frown upside down
i know it's easier said than done
with people like piranhas trying to gobble every crumb
society's cesspool's always suckin' us down and
we gotta keep our heads on the ground
and our feet in the clouds
and our butts off the seat
our arms open wide and our sluts off the street
but don't go crazy with the favors (why?)
friends'll eat you alive like some hungry alligators
definitely need some tlc
weed pickin' party in the lbc
with knowledge born and 3rd alley
we're gone truck along positively


Chorus

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome


(KnowledgeBorn07)

We have too much frustration
too many trials
too many tribulations
too many in the system have put us in sedation
to not feel the effects of the present situation
war over anything sounds like perpetration
i cannot justify the actions of any nation
if the intent is to bomb another nation
or conquer tribes, societies or civilizations
war behind religion doesn't seem like love
if there are people being killed in the name of the above
so innocent children, women and men lets overcome
all the wicked ways of the world
that have made population dumb
by overstanding every bit of what they throw at us
and bun out all of this negativity and blind em
with the rays of the sun
shining down positive vibes on each and every one
cause each one can teach one and
one is what we will become


Chorus

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome

(Ras Attitude)
One God, one name, one destiny
Track Name: Necessarius
(KnowledgeBorn07 and Johnny Cosmic)

if your gonna leave please take your things
cause I don't want to be haunted by these memories
and when you walk out that door don't you say a thing
because the words that are said
just might make me bleed
i don't want another lover, no that's not me
aint got no lovers undercover, just honesty
and I'm sick of the lies and the promising
and I'm sick of all the hurt that this drama brings
I'll keep my head above water so I can breath
I'll fight for Freedom Truth and Rights and Equality
and when its my time to go and Gods callin Me
I'll lay my sword down with honor and take a knee
fold my hands and pray for all the friends I leave
and hopefully see the pearly gates opening
when sadness falls down like rain
know that I'll push the sun out of the clouds
just to heal your pain


Chorus
(KnowledgeBorn07, Johnny Cosmic, King David Schultz and Angie Klockie)

There's a thin line between love and hate
And sometimes we are blind and cannot relate
I gotta pick up all the pieces even though I'm drained
Because the way things are going we all need a change


(KnowledgeBorn07 and Johnny Cosmic)

do we piece this back together or just walk away
how can you point the finger
when there's no one to blame
do you accept what you've done and realize mistakes
can you accept forgiveness or is it to late?
did we act out of anger and instigate
this final outcome of love and hate
can we change the past with future roads we pave
or are we stuck in this cycle and
headed towards our grave
we gotta believe in each other even though its scary
I really think that this way is so necessary
at one time in my life I thought we would be married
we lived so care free and our love was daring
now its to the point that I cannot find
the reason that were here and to this im blind
we need to step back and press rewind
but unfortunately I think we're running out of time


Chorus

There's a thin line between love and hate
And sometimes we are blind and cannot relate
I gotta pick up all the pieces even though I'm drained
Because the way things are going we all need a change


(Johnny Cosmic)

one love
one life
underneath one sky
set us free