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We all start somewhere
We’re all similar, kicking and screaming fighting our way into this world
And if we don’t start that way, we pick up the habit pretty quick
But that’s all prologue, all prequel, all backstory and separate credit intro
We all start somewhere
For me it was age fourteen
I wrote my very first sixteen hoping to record it on garageband with my boys
In the heat of the Scarborough summer
Nirushan and Akin sat back, faces peeling into ear to ear grins
As they realized this wasn’t a joke for me
We were going to try and make it in music
I recorded one track on my mamas Macbook computer mic and I felt like the man
It never took off
Never bloomed into a beautiful booming business
But it was the spark for a future flame.
Writing has always been a part of me but now bars were my preference
I practiced Tupac, Kanye, Lauryn Hill, B.I.G
Snoop Dogg, G- Unit and Bone Thugs N Harmony lyrics
Until I thought my jaw might fall off
We all start somewhere
Like trying to choose where you sit on your very first day of orientation
We all start somewhere
Like the moment on the playground where you choose to be
A bystander, ally, victim, or survivor
We all start somewhere
Like scrapped knees and bloody knuckles
From your first fall learning to ride your two wheeler
We all start somewhere
Like standing in front of a classroom with a Bristol board or power point… no
Like standing on stage under a spotlight with a microphone
Knees knocking faster than nickey-nine door pranksters
Like explaining to your parents you just dropped out of University
To pursue your art
Like telling the woman sitting across from you on the bus
That she may have the most curious and alluring smile you have ever seen
Like leaning into your first kiss with someone you have fallen in love with
We all start somewhere
Like me, sitting in the kitchen
Writing the first track for what I thought was going to be a six song EP
We all start somewhere
Like me, in front of this mic, praying to Jesus this sounds right
And you feel the same way about my raps as I do about what I write
We all start somewhere
Where that old spark ignites and makes my vocal chords a torch
And my tongue a flame thrower, my saliva something like gasoline
So I can spit fire
We all start somewhere
And this, this is where I begin
And these… are my Origins


from ORIGINS, released October 3, 2015
Lyrics: Joshua "Scribe" Watkis
Mixed & Mastered: Tony Chaos



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Scribe Toronto, Ontario

Armed with an arsenal of pain, passion & a pen, Toronto native Scribe is a vivid storyteller through the arts of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word. His sharp lyricism & bold presence give his audience a clear picture of his world. Whether it's crowds of 20 in bars, or opening for The Roots in front of over 3000 at the 2015 Para Pan Am Games, the Emcee/Poet Scribe brings the same electric vibe to every show. ... more

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