Back To Frank [Funky DL samples Amy Winehouse Vol 1]

by Funky DL

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As a celebration and tribute of the remarkably incredible music made by the now departed "Amy Winehouse".. we most humbly present to you again... The originally released [January 2010] album entitled

"Back To Frank" ...

Funky DL samples Amy Winehouse ..
Volume One


Respected hip hop maestro, Funky DL innovatively came correct for 2010 with 'Back To Frank', a piece of Amy Winehouse-inspired audio alchemy.

May Amy rest in eternal peace...

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released January 4, 2010

Re-produced by Funky DL for Washington Classics 2010

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Track Name: Intro [Back To Frank ]
Yo what’s up? This is Funky DL and I thought like I just…
I should do something special for my peeps like…
So I thought let me get on this Amy Winehouse “Frank” album… I aint mess with “Back To Black”, it’s like “Back To Frank” ya na’ mean, So just sit back, relax like… just check out everything in store… As I take you all… on this Amy Winehouse meets Funky DL… On this sampler, we’re going “Back To Frank”
Track Name: What Do You Expect?
Verse One
I wanted to bust, but never made the circle of trust
In a crew as an I cos it was never an us
12 Stone, I can’t forget the things I was shown
Even though I felt alone and left me out in the cold
Had to leave and try and do this thing on my own
And it worked, cos soon enough I started to blow
Airplay on radio getting requests for a show
Took it to the next level and by 20 years old
Had released 2 albums and I’d won a MOBO yo
What do you expect? What can you say?
I felt the very same way of the entire UK
And refused to play a part of this ridiculous game
To criticize and judge a rapper on the way that he spray
If the way that he spray doesn’t amount to the same
As the way that I spray but that’s the choice that he made
It’s no reason to get on stage and try and call him a fake
But I take that bad energy and make it my fuel
To take me to my destination middle finger to you
See this aint no classroom and I aint stuck in a school
So nobody aint gonna try and make me follow they rules
Especially when they never done the things that I do
And I wouldn’t let em’ stop me think about it would you?
So I gotta do the many things I did on my own
But son, what did you expect? You left me alone


Chorus
What do you expect? You left me here alone [and now they can’t believe it]
What do you expect? You left me here alone [they really can’t believe it]
What do you expect? You left me here alone


Verse Two
Paid my dues cos everyday I had to make moves
And had to listen when I heard em’ say you snooze and you lose
And be prepared to be the only one who stepped in my shoes
An album every year or maybe there’s two
But when I see these other rappers they got nothing that’s new
Aint no need for fabrication I am telling the truth
Sometimes I get the feeling I was out on a ledge
They shut the window and they left me out there freezing to death
On the edge but yo I am a baker of bread
So I knew how to survive turn it around on its head
Turning nothing into something never fall but instead
Be the kind of rapper on the stage who’s breaking a leg
So when I feel on the outside, maybe that’s a great thing
Maybe that’ll stop my head from over inflating
Maybe it can justify the time that I’ve been waiting
Or maybe it can teach me how to exercise patience
Or maybe it was Nathan, nada complete Zippo
Or maybe I was meant to cause a splash and not a ripple
Maybe I’mma stampede while other rappers tip-toe
Already made money so my motto’s not8 to get doe
Already made an album plus already made a sequel
They should of took me in they’re circle
And stopped me from the inside, I doubt it would of worked though
And now I sit with a smirk yo, singing


Chorus
Track Name: Kicked To The Curb
Intro Chorus
And although my pride [yeah] is not easy to disturb [yeah]
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
[I had to wisen up, I had to wisen up]
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
[I had to wisen up, I had to wisen up]


Verse One
I’m Sick of this, that’s why I kicked you to the curb with the quickness
Aint nobody in this world should have to live with this
And so I had to put you out just like cigarettes
And now you coming back with an apology
I took it now I’m asking what you want from me?
2, 3, 4, 5 Chances
But I think you know already what the answer is
I’ll never put myself in that position
Even though you tried to show me what I’m missing
But that made it a whole worse girl
Cos truthfully I’m saying you’re the first girl
To do me like you did me so I cursed girl
But I won’t put those curses in my verse girl
Cos I can think of many other Words girl
That explain why I kicked you to the curb girl
Now you’re back again singing the same song



Chorus
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
[I had to wisen up, I had to wisen up]
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
[I had to wisen up]


Verse Two
It’s over with, but seems you having trouble trying to notice it
Is there anything to say I haven’t said already?
But you don’t stop charging up your Ever Ready
Back with the same old, same old
And acting like this happened just a day ago
But it’s much more close to ten months now
I could have found somebody else and could have settled down
But to you it’s all inconsequential
Cos you saying that for you I am essential
And as I’m speaking on this instrumental
I ‘m thinking of the things you never meant to
But everything would happen too frequent
As often as every other weekend
And every time I couldn’t find the words girl
And so I had to kick you to the curb girl
And now you’re back again singing the same song


Chorus


Verse Three
So that’s it, I really aint got time for this harassment
I used to look at you like you an asset
But now that time is over and I’ve passed it
You were classic but not in a good way
You want me to remember all the good days?
But those memories are so cloudy
And covered by the days when you were rowdy
And I just aint the one to live with this
So you can keep asking for forgiveness
And I can let you have it but there’s no way
I’m ever gonna go back to the old days
And if I was to do that then the fact is
I didn’t learn cos I’d be going backwards
And that is not the way that I prefer girl
That’s why I had to kick you to the curb girl
But now you’re back again singing the same song


Outro Chorus
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
[I had to wisen up, I had to wisen up]
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
[I had to wisen up]
You sent me flying when you kicked me to the curb
So with your battered jeans [yeah] and your Beastie Tee… [fade]
Track Name: Handed To You Free
Intro
[Scat]
Uh, yeah [x4]


Chorus
You think everything gets handed to you free, but it’s not that easy [no]


Verse One
Nothing aint free in this life you gotta put in your grind
I had to think about these words I went and put in this rhyme
But some want it all the fancy lifestyle
The clothes the jewels the cars, money and nice times
Stress free life just kick back chillin with a million
But how you supposed to get that when you putting in the minimum
God knows I work hard, write then burn bars
The industry is like a battle and I earned scars
I seen those who do very little
Expect to be the centre of attention in the middle
Complain when they aint get much but never did much
So when you see em’ yo you never see em’ wid much
I aint no teacher but sowers make reapers
And reapers aint grim unless they just deliver pizzas
I aint knocking pizzas but son I had to reach for the stars
Now I been around this world ask Lisa
But nothing came easy and nothing easy came my way
Saw plenty of times when something could have made my day
But never and I was never owed
Although I was the lick like blunts once you roll
Trust me I deserve everything I got
Getting and gotten a lot, and if it ever stops
I just work harder so we should all learn
To never become the person that Amy is referring to… sing


Chorus [x2]
You think everything gets handed to you free, [but it’s never that easy]
But it’s not that easy [no]


Verse Two
Yo’ I used to know this girl who made the mistake
Of thinking everything I had was handed over on plates
But she didn’t realize that I worked for my prize
To get it, I had the notion in my mind that the skies the limit
And I don’t expect nothing from no one
Cos disappointment is no fun
And so I do for myself
If it gets a little crowded make room for myself
So everything she said was ridiculous
That’s why I called her little miss bitterness
Maybe she thought I had a free ride
Standing on the corner making money from a freestyle
I’m afraid it’s never that simple
Even if I decide to make it pop like a pimple
Even if I decide to take paper and a pencil
And write then perform them on a rock instrumental
The meek shall inherit the earth
So I have to take second cos giving is first
And you can call it like a gift and a curse
But I’m not a freeloader cos there’s notin’ that’s worse
Trust me I deserve everything I’ve got
Getting and gotten a lot, and if it ever stops
I’ll just work harder so we should all learn
To never become the person that Amy is referring to… again


Chorus [x4]
Track Name: Realize Responsibility
Intro
Get it up ya’ll, get it up [x4]
Get down ya’ll get down [x4]


Chorus
Realize that you don’t have to answer to no man
Responsibility comes down to you [it comes down to you but how can I?]
But how can I expect you to understand?
When you live life like you’re so run through


Verse One
Born into oblivion, babies aint know jack
Eventually a man but as baby I aint know that
Mom and pops raised me so it don’t amaze me
That I aint lazy, know how to treat a lady
And I learned much more, stood up on my own two
Learned gratitude so I pay you if I owe you
And I wanted many things but not settle for anything
A Child with a destiny but you aint hearing Kelly sing
Learned how to balance my desire and greed
Realizing what I want is not exactly what I need
Had to learn to walk away even when I’m in the right
Let em’ have the last word, everything will be alright
I don’t need to prove myself to those who disrespect me
I don’t have the time for that and life’s short [get me?]
So I’m telling certain people, man up and get a hold
Chorus got the perfect outlook stop and listen so…


Chorus

Verse Two
It was time to try it, being self reliant
In a world where David everyday would meet Goliath
Tell me to be quiet and I will be defiant
I don’t mess with magic beans but I’mma kill the giant
Try and pull the wool over my eyes but I won’t buy it
Stay out of my business cos there’s things I’m keeping private
And if you get in it won’t confirm it nor deny it
If you heard it somewhere else it’s probable they lying
Gotta be responsible, for the choices I make
Suffering the consequences of the roads that I take
When I got a heavy load, carry on my own back
When I got a problem I claim it and I own that
Answering to no man other than myself
But I’m never hesitant asking for help
But for the most part I man up and get a hold
Chorus got the perfect outlook come on tell em’ yo


Chorus



Outro Hook
Get it up ya’ll, get it up [x4]
Get down ya’ll get down [x4]
[various backing vocals]



Chorus [x2]
Track Name: Stronger
Chorus
You should be stronger [get up dust yourself down and start over]
You should be stronger [as you get older you gotta get bolder]
You should be stronger [listen pick yourself up and stand firmer]
You should be stronger [only you can be the one to re-affirm ya]


Verse One
With a fare share or hard times it’s like we live among
The things that’s trying to kill us but should only make us stronger
Easy just to say but more difficult to do
And nobody aint finding it more difficult than you
Feeling like you got the world upon your shoulders
But hold up, does this really mean its game over?
No sir, took me just to get a little older
And closer to what’s in the eyes of the beholder
See life is full of different situations
Tribulations come attached with irritations
Accusations from bad associations
Using manipulation to cause humiliation
And it was only an example
but shouldn’t brand you the type to out your own candle
So handle everything that just went wrong cos
You should be stronger over just being strong


Chorus


Verse Two
Life aint a stroll in the park
But we grown so we know how to roll in the dark
And you might feel the bite of a shark
That leaves you in a place where you might be apart
From those who can help you and come to your aid
But there’s no need to act like your strengths mislaid
Face it even if it aint basic
Embrace it, ya scared? Your predators can taste it
Anyone can give up that’s easy to do
But holding it together is the way you come through
The other side, are you a chess pawn or your Mother’s child?
I’ll leave it up to you
You on top of the world
Cos remember that your feet stay on top of the earth
So handle everything that just went wrong
Cos you should be stronger over just being strong



Chorus
Track Name: The Sweetest Thing
Hook
[Uh, yeah]
So sweet ya’ll, so sweet ya’ll,
So sweet, swe-swe-swe-swe-sweet ya’ll [x3]
So sweet


Chorus
You’re the sweetest thing that I’ve ever known [x2]


Verse One
Minding my business on my way to work
Had a late night so I wasn’t too alert
Then my eye caught on this pretty looking girl
I’mma step to her talking this, that the third
Word, now she looking back at me
Asked “where she from?” she originally from Hackney
I said me too but I’ve never seen you
Quick smile then I had to say I don’t mean to be too forward
But can we meet up?
Cinema flick or restaurant eat up?
Thinking her response might be quite generic
It was kinda nice cos she gave her numerics
Wow, what a way to really start a morning
Hoping, I get a connection when I’m calling
All in all she ten out of ten
And all throughout the day the only thing I’m thinking is… that

Chorus
You’re the sweetest thing [so sweet ya’ll] that I’ve ever known [x2]


Hook [x2]


Verse Two
2 weeks later we a little deeper
Call her Dibiase cos she put me in a sleeper
Hypnotized by her feminine charms
Girl so hot that she setting off alarms
Sophisticated garms and means no harm
The kind of woman any man would want on they arm
She always laid back and relaxed so calm
Wouldn’t hesitate to introduce her to my Mom
Another two weeks now it’s been a whole month
Probably disagreed but didn’t argue once
And I love everything about her
Business mind little entrepreneur
Pays attention to the things I prefer
I pay attention to the things that occur
All in all she eleven out of ten
And all throughout the month the only thing I’m thinking is… that


Chorus


Hook [x2]


Verse Three
One year later, we pretty much the same
Moving to the place where she get my last name
Now we look back to the day that we met
Something reminiscent of a soul silhouette
Someone to love and someone to trust
Two individuals playing for team us
No substitutes and no referee
All that means is it’s her and its me
Two ingredients sound perfect to me
Everything invested was worth it to me
Personally comes first and for me
Aint no way it can worsen to me
Got everything that a young buck needs
So what we got is bound to succeed
All in all she a twenty out of ten
And all throughout the year the only thing I’m thinking is… that

Chorus
You’re the sweetest thing [so sweet ya’ll] that I’ve ever known [x2]
Track Name: But That's Not Me
Chorus
I came home this evening and nothing felt like how it should be
I feel like writing you a letter but that’s not me [x2]

Verse One
Stepped through the front door, took my coat off and put my bag down
12 hour shift at work, so I’m glad now I’m home
Proceed to the kitchen for H2O
Saw the back light on so shouted “Honey you home?”
Then I heard a whisper, could have sworn it sounded like a Mister
Somewhere in my mind I know there is the chance
That my wife could be cheating cos she distant
And if I could confirm it I would leave her in an instant
She in kitchen now she looking all suspicious
Reaching for a towel like she just cleaned the dishes
Nonetheless I put my arm around her gave her kisses
She took a plate of food from in the oven looks delicious
She offered me some white wine so I gave the green light
But something bout that back door doesn’t seem right
It was open just a little so I pushed it
And at that very moment heard a rustle in the bushes
So kept looking she saw I wasn’t happy
So turned on the radio attempting to distract me
I turned and asked her “what could that be?”
The neighbour’s cat playing in the back? She said “exactly”
But deep down already made my mind up
And plus she had the jitters; broke the bottle cleaned the wine up
She sweating cos her head is getting wetter
Should I make an accusation or just leave and write a letter?

Chorus


Verse Two
I received a message saying I will meet you at eight on my phone
But I realized I’d made a mistake
We both got the same phone; I didn’t take the right one
Someone is meeting with my wife I think I might come
Go, whatever, I’ve gotta find out
Cos I’ll be damned if this is going on in my house
They probably take me for a jerk but this
Jerk is about to take time off work
She turns up at lunch time to bring me my phone
But also to check on the time I’ll be home
I said eleven as usual
The voice inside my head is saying can’t you see she’s using you?
But my eyes gotta see it
If you’re looking for the most naïve my wife’s gotta be it
Now it’s like seven thirty
And my girly aint got any clue I’m coming home early
And I wanna divert me by
Thinking maybe what I don’t know won’t hurt me
And now my heart is really racing
And I’m hesitating cos I’m so afraid of what I’m facing
But deep down already made my mind up
It’s eight on the button and my times up
And my eyes are getting wetter
Should I kick down this door or just mail through this letter?


Chorus


Outro Verse
Stepped through the front door, took my coat off and put my bag down
12 hour shift at work, so I’m glad now I’m home
Proceed to the kitchen for H2O
Saw the back light on so shouted “Honey you home?”
Then I heard a whisper, could have sworn it sounded like a Mister
Somewhere in my mind I know there is the chance
That my wife could be cheating cos she distant
And if I could confirm it I would leave her in an instant


Chorus
Track Name: Made For You
Intro
Let’s go!!


Hook
To the beat ya’ll, keep on ya’ll [x3]
To the beat ya’ll, keep on
[Repeat]


Verse One
I was made for this music I live for the audio
And that’s just how the cookie crumbles like Oreo’s
Crazy beats and a mic in the studio
To make the kind of sound to have ya shaking ya booty yo’
Kick drum bounce snare drum rock
Plus the dope soulful sounds I place on top
So when my record gets promo and my album drops
Make sure your play button works to hell with the stop
Yep I said it producer I want my credit
Plus I engineer the track arrange and do the edit
Mix down, until I feel I’m blessed with sound
King classic and nobody aint taking my crown, word
Beats and rhymes that aint no problem
Got the studio equipment that gets the job done
So you hearing this on FM or AM
CD’s and cassette tapes we cause mayhem
And if ya tools aint sharp then don’t blame them
Hot tracks name them then I got to save them
Reload them, yo I told them
They took too long to make a purchase I sold them
I got the Tascam, I got the Korg
I got the Behringer connected to the boards
I got the wave files, the mp3
So Amy tell em’ how I feel about my MPC

Chorus
Everyday I see you; my hands were made for you [x2]


Hook
[Let’s Go] To the beat ya’ll, keep on ya’ll [x3]
To the beat ya’ll, keep on
[Repeat]




Verse Two
The nicest on the mic it’s the Funk D, dot
Its classic they can’t match this,
The Wash we got music that’s made by the most fantastic
Spitting on this Amy Winehouse, Mr Magic
It’s like Acid Jazz, blended with Hip-Hop
Any dope break beat gone have to get got
And put in my MPC the 2000
Sequenced straight into bars that loop round
And adjust the reverb, touch the EQ
You want good music? That’s like me too
And we do just that and aint stopping em’
The original track was Grover Washington Junior
Plus we Washington Classics
You gotta problem?
It’s just music dawg it aint serious
But with my MPC I’m mischievous
And crafty, the beats nasty and sounds blatantly
Kind of like the sound Rich H had for Amerie
But it’s just one thing that got me trippin’
It’s the way that I get the people to take a listen
I got the NS-10’s, I got the Sony’s
I got so locked in I got lonely
So Ms Winehouse, if ya’ listening
Tell em’ what I feel about my studio equipment

Outro
Let’s go!!

Chorus [fades]
Track Name: I Can't Help You
Intro
I can’t help you
I can’t help you



Chorus
I can’t help you if you won’t help yourself [no]
I can’t help you if you won’t help yourself


Verse One
I get these rappers on my phone line
Asking me for more beats when they’ve written no rhymes
But really how many more times
Have I gotta make it clear they gotta make they own climb
I’m all for trying to help out
But I can’t supply with every card I got dealt out
I aint trying to diminish mine
Brung em’ to the race I gotta take em’ to the finish line?
I can’t lead em’ any further
Than I brought myself so I’m now an observer
I watching what they won’t do
Expecting it from me but that’s something that you don’t do
There’s a difference in a person
That’s doing everything they can or only just a burden
What more can I tell you?
Cos I aint trying to help you if you aint trying to help you

Chorus

Verse Two
I did a lot for many people
Now I’m looking back and I can see it was unequal
I’m putting more into they own cause
I was on high speed they were chillin’ on pause
Thought it was very inconsiderate
That I would do the Lion share and they would do a little bit
So now I’m not the same dude
So if I don’t help you it don’t mean I hate you
It really means you gotta do more
More than you already did more than you asking for
Is it really that challenging?
Or easier to let somebody else do all the managing
I aint really trying to hear that
4th gear up in here while they push the gear back
What more can I tell you cos
I aint trying to help you if you aint trying to help you


Chorus
Track Name: Outro [Back To Frank]
And we done, ya’ na’ mean… So I hope you enjoyed this journey “Back To Frank”
Ya’ na’ mean like… I just wanna big up couple people, ya na I’m saying,
When I say a couple I just mean a couple like… and the first is [Amy, Amy, Amy]
Ya’ na’ mean… incredible album, love it big up! [Amy, Amy, Amy]
Secondly I wanna big up MCD for the idea, ya na’ mean
And all the fans of my music and Amy’s Fans!!
And last but not least, don’t forget to check out my albums, “The Interview”,
“The 4th Quarter”, so many more other albums, iTunes and all of that, Myspace, funkydl.com, website all of that man, more music coming soon… One…