Cost of Living (10th Anniversary Edition)

by Big Quarters

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    On Record Store Day, April 22nd 2017, Minneapolis-based crate-digging brothers, Medium Zach and Brandon Allday, are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their 2007 debut album, "Cost of Living".

    Remastered and available for the first time on 180 gram double vinyl, pre-order now.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cost of Living (10th Anniversary Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Intro 01:52
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Lou Diamond 03:54
[Medium Zach] Back for a second debut, who? BQ wake-up call man I reckon they knew head for cover when we stepped into view yeah, there's others seven of us, need to make us some room thick as thieves FAM FEUD! to break you the news we're never changing our tune, kids can tease, feel the hatred, it's true but fill their plates see their faces eat the cake up and chew I'm intervening, 'tis the season, see my pages in bloom but still i'm dreaming 'til I wake up at noon the new phase of rap, all the rage on stages, contagious as flu I got the bug when not of age, but patience a must how we came up, dug our break from the dust. [Brandon Allday] Live from the Back 40, Westside accordions my origins Uncle play Carlos, Mother play Prince Lakeside of Marshall my coordinates good karma come with good armor, yes it does Circa 81, birth of a son now, we stand up gentlemen, our hands up in everything turn it up. grab the flag and burn it up. don't need to be famous for police to frame us. known handle, brandon all day. got a 40 gig - now i sample both channels cash money and my hands dusty 05 with a fresh release and new enemies [Chorus] (Scratch Sample - Phil the Agony) First you got to watch out for yourself and your fam cause if you don't watch out, nobody else'll give a damn [Brandon Allday] my branch find peace amidst violence sleep through sirens and identify with lou diamond [Medium Zach] Sadly to say, things don't go our way start hopping to it, out of order, not a nuisance sort of opportunist, roll us over, y'all assuming, throw a boulder block our movement, no one told us what to do when try to barter like, i can offer real solutions syphin off of institutions, like it's lawful, problem solver distribution still illusions even if you sold a mill of units still a student, it's amusing, kill careers before improvement. [Brandon Allday] A couple shots worth a thousand publications same goes for guns in cases, be realistic that's just my midwest coast slang my brother in the east say What Up Chief press want disputing, cause it's good for distribution go figure, mr. Brandon can't win rap ora that attract supporters characters speak Spanish when they talking guns or something that involve two lovers so take a second to imagine what they think of us EQ the BQs proper - news in the north my whole channel pro-vandal young looters and lords [Chorus] (Scratch Sample - Phil the Agony) First you got to watch out for yourself and your fam cause if you don't watch out, nobody else'll give a damn [Medium Zach] my branch find peace amidst violence sleep through sirens and identify with lou diamond
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Beacons 2.0 02:48
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Everyday 03:31
[Brandon Allday] Nobody hire, but we know a supplier My man approached, so I slowed as I heard him inquire Respond in peace, what you need? what you mean to acquire? Return address, light shine - highlight the scars intense I don't keep what you looking for, not often prepared pen in my ear provoke thought of a square step west to the train - target side of hi-lake, high stakes requested means of protection, because he was expecting three in waiting, looking to thank him he had it coming just need a piece to shank him call it neighborly to return a favor with a razor I have this pen, you can have this then 31st and Cedar, only five blocks but this all I got so I said, yeah - that's you - with the ink if he have to my man, be safe - east lake - east coast - east los we still looking for a way -- home of brown babies and white mothers catch a charge or catch it live on your DVR Clearbrook to Kansas and yellow-brick roads -- [Medium Zach] everyday a new episode, out of control car rolled, glass left my left arm with a hole kind of close, glad it didn't touch my heart or my throat belt on, yeah I was cautious but not sharp on the road after shock - saw spots, how should've I known my sight been out of focus since like nine years old discovered I got mother's eyes, didn't recover - 2006, could be blind in an instant, at least I'm still alive got to live with it, what else can I say, today a good day - beats to be made, bad days are throw aways, I still need to get paid slow my pace - hunger and devotion is what keeps me in shape survival of the fittest and I aint the slimmest to date size don't define existence, it is what it is, I'm healthy don't worry, quit cigarettes cold turkey, I wasn't determined to give in to death so early, I'm finished I'm on my second chance's - second chance, best advance before my last glance gets curtained, says my eye doctor's brochure - fade black or an illusion of fireworks my last light on this earth -- how much left? I got better things to worry about she know I'm working hard for almost nothing road slow, don't know where the love is everyday another letter home [Brandon Allday] My sister had a child this week, we hardly speak - don't see it changing to radical new york not as far as it seem, that on me I have words for a letter, but thinking how I'd rather call another day and time, before dateline we knew we would like to catch a predator, senator if you just noticing, cost of living high - parents out to provide who keep the perp from exposing them my mother, like mothers, caution disease in the street plenty, pawlenty send more cops to watch 'em playing these new cuts Nomi recorded, we could move out west, maybe do some more touring burn a liquor store down when we come to your town so much free pub, we need to reup - finding it not grinding if it don't feel like punishment ma put me on Outkast, said I was one of them -- love my dad couldn't be more like him capricorn like him, sitting on the porch writing eight minutes on the curb might frost your nerves everyday a new --
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Call Me 02:44
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Test 03:14
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[Brandon Allday] living in a cage breed hate 6 feet 250 would you miss me still hard to break what the pain do make your brain do waiting hating kept seeing thoughts until it came true in 97 his own father chose to end it 99 his mother became dependent (a few years later) 2005 at 16 what it like to be human wonder if god listening he might've known for a few months listened to lennon and johnny cash a few close friends but they all young in 96 started putting cameras and guards in the building i was there the same year felt more like prison new years new technological advancement but if the babies feel like criminals it could be more damaging starve for what they never provide make me wonder how we ever survive [Chorus] my heroes not yours you probably arrested them your schools probably neglected them they spawn thoughts you probably infected them feed us what you feed us you can lay us next to them fbi call it major crimes babies making babies cry everywhere my people walk stakes are high i wonder what you say to god [Brandon Allday] walls leaking blood like whine took a 28 year old father from his daughter's side they heard gunshots before teachers started barricading the doors glass shattered cut sharpened the floor looking like the walls leaking 45 shots bleeding he was quiet bet them hear him now but they heard a round - speaking with bullets make life not long as it seem amplify the sound of death what type of feelings he hold make him want to kill his own now they sending babies in the helicopter lift coughing up blood prayers saved the seven that lived doctor couldn't really relate to a night like this said nowadays everybody slicing their wrists he don't know how that feel but the prozac bottle filled starve for what they never provide make me wonder how we ever survive [Chorus] my heroes not yours you probably arrested them your schools probably neglected them they spawn thoughts you probably infected them feed us what you feed us you can lay us next to them fbi call it major crimes babies making babies cry everywhere my people walk stakes are high i wonder what you say to god [Brandon Allday] I saw babies your age where most spend their days orange handguns in the arcade stood out more than usual school let out for awhile flags at half staff and press conferences and north country regional walmart donated 5 thousand for the wake so thats what they made a couple hours that day probably paid for with all that broadcast blank video tape fbi came and went tell me what changed same day legislators came to visit you they cut the funds for a new middle school i don't want to know who you blame bloodshed blood all the same and i don't accept death in vain hotels and restaurants read our thoughts are with you i wish it was all so simple starve for what they never provide make me wonder how we ever survive [Chorus] my heroes not yours you probably arrested them your schools probably neglected them they spawn thoughts you probably infected them feed us what you feed us you can lay us next to them fbi call it major crimes babies making babies cry everywhere my people walk stakes are high i wonder what you say to god
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about

produced by Medium Zach, Brandon Allday and Benzilla
featuring guest appearances from I Self Devine & Emmanuel Ortiz
mixed by Bob Lindberg
remastered by Huntley Miller

design & layout: Adam Garcia & Loren Purcell
photography by Andrew MacDonald

executive produced by Z. Bagaason, B. Bagaason, & T. McDonald

credits

released March 27, 2007

(B.Bagaason) Jesus Was A Commie (ASCAP)
(Z.Bagaason) Real Proper Like (ASCAP)

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