@VERBAL-D's "THE OFFICIAL STEEMIT SONG" FEATURING @EDGARSTUDIO & @PAPA-PEPPER MUSIC VIDEO

in music •  last year

Written exclusively for steemit, this is "The Official Steemit Song"


Over a year ago, @verbal-d wrote this masterpiece. He released it on steemit with the help of his brother-in-law @sirwinchester, and soon, it was inspirational! It is "The Song That Inspired The Steemit Open Mic Contest!"

As many of you know, @luzcypher has been running an Open Mic Contest on steemit for one year now with the help of @pfunk and some others. This was the song that inspired @luzcypher to start the Open Contest. As he said over one year ago, "The other day I saw a great post that inspired an idea for a weekly contest on Steemit."

The post that he was referring to was this one that featured the first version of the song that you are about to hear. To celebrate one full year of the steemit Open Mic Contest, @verbal-d asked me to join in on the hook and had @edgarstudio mix and master it! After hearing the song when it first came out and knowing how inspirational it was, I was happy to jump in and help out. Now, here it is for your listening pleasure!

  • Lyrics by Verbal-D
  • Instrumental Produced by EdgarStudio
  • Vocals Mixed & Mastered by EdgarStudio
  • Feature From EdgarStudio & Papa-Pepper on Steemit.com

"THE OFFICIAL STEEMIT SONG"

Full Song Lyrics Below

@Verbal-D Intro:

Yo,
It's your man Verbal-D
Coming to you with another track
To provide you perspective
But will you accept it?
Here we go, here we go

@Verbal-D Verse 1:

How many times have you felt so misunderstood,
Caught up in insecurities, breaking you down like wood?
Got to pull yourself together, cause you're destined for greatness
Utilize the image you're given to better shape this

Lifestyle, aim at your goals and start up to write down
What you envision
Apply the pressure like right now
It is here in this moment, so steady focus, keep holding, the ever scolding hot fire that's in your soul and

Progress your progress, keep pushing the limits off its
Perception of all the boundaries stopping you or your wallet
Money's a life tool, like school you've got to accomplish
Assignments that you accept, then deliver better than polished

Life is unpredictable, like coin charts
But you always learn to adapt if you were born smart
So stay ready for the up and down, prepare for steady sloping
Start building your cryptocurrency folder, instead of moping

@Verbal-D, @Papa-Pepper & @EdgarStudio Hook:

Hit a steep hill? Switch the gears and start to Steem-it
Best believe it
You've got the audience to read it
Know you got a story to tell
A testimony, lesson for me,
Blessing us with illustrative written ceremonies

Writer's block?
Think of the block chain
Potential of making money
With writing like stock gains
Know you got a story to tell
A testimony, lesson for me,
Blessing us with illustrative written ceremonies

@Verbal-D Verse 2:

We're all here, looking for upvotes
But when it's bout the money the people get cutthroat
Smiling from ear to ear
Focused on buck, notes
They trying to be sincere
But don't give a "uh" though

They see you at the top
Hoping you duck low
Praying your down fall
Wishing you're stuck broke
Ignored your skill sets Saying "It's luck",
so The pressure will build up
Like pulling a muscle

I'm not a killer whale
My music is well orchestrated
I've got to seal (seel) the deal
Before the orcas take it

I'll be twisting and turning, getting around
Flipping and emerging the surface above the crowd
I may not be a porpoise
But I know my purpose
And I'll be sure to share my love
Even when I'm nervous

So depending on the currency
I know People change directions like the current sea
Whether sharing daily info, or posting your first intro
The ladies, even the men know
How to cut it down the middle

The smallest must stick together
Especially being a minnow
Choose to work alone?
No problems like other men owe

Share my deepest stories
Surviving the black widow
And Imma bring the light
Then letting that fire kindle...

I take this opportunity
Putting use of my mental
By pouring out my heart
And my soul through the instrumental...

It's all love

@Verbal-D Singing Outro:

Said it's all love
It's nothing but love
All you gotta do
Is share the love

It's really not that hard
Stay true to who you are
It's always up to you ...
With what you choose to do...(x2)

Dream on dream on
Steem on steem on
Dream on dream on
Steem on steem on

Song Lyrics Copyrighted By Verbal-D

KEEP INSPIRING AND WORKING TOGETHER STEEMIANS!

@Papa-pepper gives a big thanks to @verbal-d for his friendship and love. It's been a blessing to work together with you so many times over the past year and I'm seriously looking forward to the future!

@Edgarstudio, mad respect man for all that you do. Thanks for pulling me in on this one and making it beautiful!

@Luzcypher, keep doing what you do, it's been great to grow along with you. From the garden to the studio, I know where to find you! Way to keep Open Mic going for a full year and still going (and growing) strong!

@Pfunk, thanks for always supporting the Open Mic contest and investing in our community. I'll still have to stop up in the Twin Cities to grab some tacos with you one day, but until then, thanks for all that you do!

As always, I'm @papa-pepper and here's the proof:


proof-of-papa-rocking-the-mic



Until next time…

Don’t waste your time online, invest it with steemit.com


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Dang bro, this is really cool! It is an honour to have had the Community proclaimed Mayor Of Steemit be featured on this historical Steemit Song. I really like what you have written here. Very heartfelt and of course I am grateful for our friendship, brotherhood, and love. The future holds nothing but great and blessed things. And with our creativity, we will be putting together some more fun masterpieces to share with all of our Steemit friends.
@Edgarstudio indeed did an absolutely amazing job as always with the mixing and mastering, the production of this super fresh beat that he composed by himself, and the background singing vocals over the hook and throughout the track. Thanks bro!
@Luzcypher & @Pfunk are true Steemit Leaders who bring so many opportunities to all of us music lovers, enthusiasists and performers, storytellers, creators and sharers of the music art form. Thank you guys for all that you continuously do for the Steemit Community and the cryptocommunity at large.

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Wow epic Steemit song!! Maybe I shouldn't be too suprised after your last #rapchallenge!.. But this really inspires me to write another Steemit rap soon, thank you! Steem on dream on!

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Thank you very much bro, emceeing is one of my life's passions and purposes in life. I hold Hip Hop to a high standard and it applies to myself as well. I am really humbled that you think this song is epic and I am glad to inspire you to create more. You never know what song is waiting to be created, shared and ready to inspire someone else to do something with it, or because of it. Steem on and dream on indeed! Thank you again

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Well said and peace until the next challenge!

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Yes I shall see you next challenge this week indeed!

I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

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Nice and following now! :)

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Thanks appreciate it

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Well said. It's nice that people like us can meet thanks to steemit! It makes this big world a little smaller and a lot more interesting! Steem on Brother!

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Yes indeed bro, this has been a great success. All glory to God and many many thanks to you? Steem on and Dream on!

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Great work verbal-d!

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So many nice people to team up with around here!

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Ha ha, no doubt man. It's going to be really amazing to look back at this time in 3, 5, 10 years....wonder what things will look like then in the social media world? I'm glad our collaboration is stamped on the blockchain! Haven't been creating much content myself these days, more just consuming, but I'm gonna get some music out for the year anniversary of open mic, for sure. Keep on keepin' on papa.

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OH SHIT! This video. XD

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You like it, huh? It was improv too, just a recorded phone call that we acted out without a script for fun, then later I animated it!

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I think that the unscripted dialogue added too it. So funny!

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Thank you very much bro

Yes! This new cut is spot on!

It's true. This @verbal-d song inspired me to start Steemit Open Mic last year.

Thanks to everyone that helped keep it going and for all the great music you've been throwing my way for the last year. I love the new reproduced version and the lyrics are great.

@verbal-d, thank you for your strong support and encouragement over the last year and all you do to help the music community on Steemit.

@papa-pepper is and was a real big help and inspiration to me on Steemit when I first started and for that, I will always be thankful.

You guys are rocking it.

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Thanks for the thanks man!

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Thank you once again bro, so much goodness and positivity being shared amongst our creative community it is quite a blessing indeed. Glad you like the new and improved version.

Make sure to please follow @adsactlyrecords for more updates, I will be releasing many more songs soon bro

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Thanks bro!

Hey, @papa-pepper! This is so awesome. A big thank you to @verbal-d, @Edgarstudio, @Luzcypher, @Pfunk and you too @papa-pepper for making this happen. It shows the real power of steemit for folks to work in collaboration to make beautiful things happen. This deserves an upvote and resteem. This needs to be shared with all the newbies out there!

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Hey @cecicastor, thank you so much for your kindness and your deeply thought out comment. It means a lot, because that is what we are striving for. Making a difference in the world and in our community on Steemit. We truly can do beautiful things when we work together in a team and take up workload in equilibrium, intention, creativity, and innovation. Please do share and resteem this. I would love for all the Steemit Newbies to get something positive from this song and what it represents as a whole. Many many thanks

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You are very welcome. Talent should be shared and not hidden in a closet...

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I completely agree. We must share our talents!

I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

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This s indeed good news. Following...

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Thank you. Stay tuned :)

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The collaboration here has been incredible for sure! Big thanks to you too @cecicastor for showing up and being awesome!

I always visit your blog because you inspires me. Do what you do. Thank you very much for sharing inspiring content.

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Keks, If you like an article, an upvote is generally sufficient, unless you want to join in the discussion. This advice is for your benefit to stop you getting downvoted or flagged by others.

I started to listen not knowing what to expect but you did a really nice job!

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Yeah, they did a great job. I was glad to be able to jump in!

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Thank you very much I couldn't have done it without my team! Appreciate you listening

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Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Excellent post, very well articulated. thank you so much.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate that.

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Yeah, he's got skills for sure!

catchy song. I may have to gather up some of these songs to play in the background in my booth next month at YART (a yard sale for Art)

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Thank you very much @tecnosgirl. I have been told I can make catchy music, and if so, all the better to spread this gift of music God gave me. I hope for the best of success at your yard sale for Art, that is a great idea and such a privilege to be considered as background music. It can help spark your customer's interests on what Steemit is.

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That is my goal I am gonna be selling my photography art projects while promoting steemit and I am gonna have a sign up list for those who want to take a class I am gonna offer on how to steemit and intro to crypto currency. I had a t-shirt made and a banner too.

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That's great news to hear, what a cool initiative. I will be checking out some of your photography art for sure. My wife also does photography, but usually only of our two blessed children and fashion @happyharmonymay.

That is a cool class to offer, I hope a lot of people take up your offer. Keep up the great work for the cryptocommunity, we need more activists to spread the word out, and wake the world up to what we all love and cherish about this technology. Thanks for letting me know

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Next year I hope to have a studio on our land we are currently building a house there, and I dream of opening a portrait studio so I can work doing that year round right now my portrait portion of my business is location shoots only but I will get to where I want to be.
My favorite subjects when it comes to people are my kids and now my grandbabies

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Great idea! Glad to hear people coming up with their own ways to get the word out!

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Figure what is a better place than an event that will have 100 artist at it?

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Good thinking!

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Yeah that is a great idea. Many blessings to your kids and grandchildren.

Oh by the way

I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

I love that...how long did it take you to come up with the lyrics? You have a wonderful voice. :D Thank you for sharing it. :D Have an awesome day! :D

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Thank you very much @frostyamber for listening and expressing how much you liked the song. What a compliment. I am so glad you asked that question about the length of time, I was extremely inspired and motivated to write a song for Steemit when I had first joined over a year ago when I realized how groundbreaking, and innovative this platform was as a whole for us content creators and curators. I would say the total length of time was around 2-3 weeks or so, perfecting and editing in nuances and wordplay and references to what I was learning about the crypto knowledge surrounding Steemit at the time. Some songs take day or three, others take weeks or months, or even a year or two. But this was not too difficult, even though I was just getting the hang of the whole minnow term, the different tiers and the whole experience and I just thought I would map it all out nicely with some oceanic references as well. I am really happy with how it came out, so glad you love it. Music is a gift to share, have a wonderful day too.

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Hello again @frostyamber
I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

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Excellent, I look forward to hearing it. :D I've added @adsactlyrecords to my follow list. :D

Have an awesome day! :D

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Thank you you too

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is simply kick ........ Wow this is really I a nice flow @steve1122 in for music on steemit

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Thank you for listening, I really took my time with the flow, I wanted to make sure it was as crisp as possible to represent something as Great and Amazing as Steemit.com and the entire community. I take my music seriously. Many thanks @steve1122

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Glad you liked it my friend! Thanks for the encouragement!

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I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again @steve1122 appreciate it

Dope song! Well done! :) I feel like Verbal D has a bright future! Keep it up man!

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Thank you bro @apolymask so glad you dig the track, I couldn't have done it without everyone's help, I appreciate you stopping by. I gotta see what new videos and photography you have been up to. You also have a bright future as well. Many thanks for the encouragement!

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Yeah, @verbal-d is a majorly talented man for sure!

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Hey bro

I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

GET EM WITH THOSE HEAVY LYRICAL BARZZZ VERBALLLLL & EDGAR! NOMOE! WE HOLDING DOWN HIP HOP ALL DAY EVERYDAY. YAHWEH!

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You already know bro. Can't wait until we map out another song with me you and Edgar. Instant classic combo. We gotta do a whole album soon in the near future. Hip Hop is far from dead. We represent it to the fullest with respect and passion for the craft. Many thanks bro, I'mma call you in a bit.

Super wet flows mayne! This is a hit. My favorite part is the second verse into the singing part. You went in super intricate with the visuals and the message.

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Thanks man, the second verse was really fun to blueprint and detail and the singing part came naturally, just flowing out, the singing melody was probably the easiest part of the song, but the rest of it needed some focus and reworking out. Feel free to show this one to the fam and slap it whenever wherever. You know I'm always heavy handed with the message and meaning. Thanks to my bro @sirwinchester for the clean video visuals also!

Damn! You blew my mind away even though i've lost interest in rap lately. Thumbs up.

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What an amazing comment, much gratitude. I can't be thankful enough for all of you who give my music a listen and provide encouraging feedback. Music is a gift that truly keeps on giving as it is shared. Thank you very very much. Glad to blow your mind lol it is the best thing when people tell me they don't listen to the Hip Hop genre, but support my music which is within it. Each musician is different, and I am glad to pave my own way with this unique artform.

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Glad that you enjoyed it anyway! Musically I'm all over the place, and I really enjoyed being a part of this!

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I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

Dope. Came through to show some love. Love the track. that hook was well delivered @verbal-d. Love to see folks on steemit coming together.

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Thank you bro, congrats on another 1st place victory. Much much respect. Glad to share the top 3 placement spotlight with respectable talent such as yourself. We are making progress everyday. Glad you loved the track man. I had a lot of fun making this song, it is one of my favorite songs to perform now when people ask me what Steemit.com is. I open up the conversation with, "Alright, before I explain, check out this song I wrote about it." Then I break it down from there and usually they sign up. :) Yes it is a beautiful thing to see people on Steemit unifying for the greater good and making impacting collaborations and projects and opportunities for us all to enjoy and participate in.

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We'll have to come together soon enough man. I only know of a handful of people so far that I can say have bars. Something inspiring in the future soon to come. Til then, I'm in the lab cooking.

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I agree. They are certainly out there but only a handful of people do I know as well. I am always down for a collab bro. I'm wrapping up more projects as we speak. Keep me posted if you have any beats or ideas. I am all about inspiring positive uplifting music that elevates the mind and educate the heart. Would be fresh if we could make something impacting and influentially conscious for Our generation.

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I got you. I'll keep you up to date.

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Sounds great bro. My pen is ready.

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

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Yeah, it's been very cool to be coming together and working on projects with so many steemians!

very good song!!!! upvoted

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Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment and support.

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Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

cool..

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Thank you very much

as always. ... BURN. .. 🔥 🔥

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Haha, thank you, burn burn burn, fire away and leave a blazing trail of inspiration and compassion

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hahha.. u might get sick of me now.. hahah !!! i just really love your RAP !!!awesome ! 😂 😅

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No I am not sick of you. Your support and encouragement is really kind and I am so glad you love my music. Thank you

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

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Im glad you're not hehe. thank you..

sure I will follow and I would love to hear more music from u

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You're most welcome. I hope to post it within the next week or so. But more other music will be posted as well. Thanks for following

Hmm...I was expecting more of an advertising jingle. But if it gets the word out, I can hardly complain.

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Definitely not an advertising jingle. I aim for my music to be a bit more complex and inspiring. But I do write jingles ironically lol :) Thanks for listening

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The piece is perfect, I assure you.

I'm just got the wrong idea when I saw the words "The Steemit Song".

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Oh thank you very much for your nice words. I appreciate that. It means a lot

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Glad to hear that you like what you heard!

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Just a heads up since you liked this song
I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

Good one! The Steemit Anthem, I suppose!

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It definitely could be the Steemit Anthem. Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed this. I will be releasing a Bitcoin Song soon
Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

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Done! Looking forward to it!

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Thank you very much, it will be soon :)

Nice post I like this post very interesting thanks for sharing this post... Fr

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You're welcome, it took a lot of effort from many steemians to pull it off!

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Thank you glad you found it interesting.

Woohoo it was great music, now can it be played background music everytime we open our steemit? It will be so great and inspiring especially to us who try to be.noticed by what we our doing, doing for the best and making what it takes be make a.good post to shared, hehehe it rhymes a little. But I hope this official steemit music can be played in the background everywhere in steemit in the discord and.other channels. Hip hip hooray to @verbal-d , @papa-pepper and to the rest of the gang, yoohoo!

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Thank you for your welcoming words @dianargenti. Please feel free to play this anywhere and everywhere and talk about Steemit and spread the word about how great this platform is and how wonderfully supportive the community is as well. I appreciate your support :)

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Welcome and thank you for replying I will and December is coming hope your gang will make any about it for us steemians. God bless, steem on and dream on :)

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You are most welcome. God bless you too.
Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

And Yes! Steem on and Dream on !! :)

Excellent and well done, I love this song!!

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Thank you very much bro, I appreciate your big bold compliment to the very fullest! So glad you love the song. Keep it in your favorites listed in your daily playlist haha I shall be releasing a Bitcoin Song soon too

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Said it's all love
It's nothing but love
All you gotta do
Is share the love.

A very beautiful flowers to my ears..

I salute to these man @Verbal-D and @papa-pepper

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Thank you very much for your positively poetic comment. So glad you enjoyed the song, especially the singing part, that message is so true on Steemit and in the world all over. Use, give and share the love always

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Thank you! He sure wrote some great lyrics!

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No, thank you to all who's involve in making this amazing song.

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You're very welcome @markjason
I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)
I really think you'll enjoy this one coming up

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

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I cant wait to hear that

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I can't wait to share it. Thanks man :)

WHAAAAAAAT????? This is beyond dope! There is so much potential for block chain songs to be corny, but this is anything but corny. This is the freshness!

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Thank you very much for your humbling comment @kaykunoichi as a fellow emcee. I would hate to share a corny or cliche song. Especially when I aim to represent our community. Be on the lookout please for a BitcoinSong from me soon too :) Many thanks

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You're very kind. Hope to see another rap challenge entry from you soon. Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

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Glad to hear that you think so!

Can I do a visual to this? @papa-pepper @verbal-d @edgarstudio
This joint is hot like fish grease!!!!!!! Please!

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That'll be up to @verbal-d. Thanks for asking, we will see what he says.

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Thanks bro, I gave approval and see what he comes up with. It is cool that we can continue to inspire

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Thank you very much for the nice words bro. Yes you may, but please show it to me first unlisted on YouTube before you share it. Thanks for asking man.

Dudes, just listened to this steemit song on the open mic thread.

Bang up job Brothas!

Turned our really really good IMO. Sweet grooves, melody and rapping!

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Thanks sandwich man!

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Thank you very much bro. I can't wait to see what me and you come up with starting December. I am really happy with the way it turned out. Looking forward to the next hit from@steembirds

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Ya, I'm trying to start a lite brainstorm now so we end up with something interesting by dec.

And ya, the next one should be a good one lol. Appreciated your feedback on the last SteemBirds tune/video. Might have been our best one in some ways.

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Thanks bro glad you guys won 1st place as I wished for. Congrats. And sounds good bro. Set aside some ideas for us later on. It is going to be memorable indeed. :) Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Congratulations @papa-pepper!
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The lyrics spoke some real truth. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you so much for checking the detail and wordplay and deep meanings in the lyrics. I focus mainly on that when I make music. Keeping penmanship alive and well. And you're most welcome for sharing. Music is a gift indeed

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Amazing song it is very good.
Thanks for this great work.

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Thank you very much, I appreciate your nice feedback and you listening

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Thanks, I was glad to be a part of it!

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I'll be posting a Bitcoin Song very soon also. :)

Please be sure to follow @adsactlyrecords account. More music coming soon

Thanks again

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Thanks my friend be sure that i will check this count.

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You're very welcome friend :)

wow.....that was a rough one..
You sing it very fast and clear bro @verbal-d

Congratulations to all of your team,you've done it very well guy's..

You are awesome..
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Many many thanks bro, I really like your cool and funny gif. Glad you liked the song, it was indeed fast to rap.

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your always welcome bro Dominique!

verbal-d you are simply amazing.

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You are very kind my friend, thank you

Wow this is awesome
Creativity at its peak

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Thank you very much for listening and leaving such a nice comment

This is AMAZING!! You're voice is awesome for wrapping, definitely destined to do this.

@verbal-d, you have to post me more of these and I'd love to collaborate if you ever want to.

Damn man this is awesome - you're quick with it! So glad to hear rappers like this still exist, with a focus on the lyrics and the craft. Great job @verbal-d.