The Collective Mixtape EP

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The Collective Mixtape EP is Zaimah's return to music after taking a 2 year hiatus. A Conscious music album, The Collective Mixtape EP is a small sample of the potent writing and catchy melodies that Zaimah has been known for since her first album in 2006, featuring New African Man, Wifey and more. In an attempt to

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released October 19, 2013

Thank you G'd for giving me the gift and responsibility of music. Every open door was created by you, and every closed door will not open without Your permission. I dedicate this album to every soul who is struggling in the world today. Words can help or harm. Music is universal and there no better way to reach our youth than with a tool that speaks the language of the heart. Music. Lets make more conscious music. Lets open more doors for conscious music. So we can have more conscious minds. Zaimah means Leader, and I hope this album helps lead the way to more conscious and conscientious music in the world.

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Zaimah New York, New York

Zaimah means leader. An arabic name given to her at birth in order to remind of the responsibility which would fall upon their last born daughter. Zaimah has spent the greater part of her life learning to love herself, following her heart and more than anything else, fighting to trust the voice inside her that says, "You have a special purpose. Use your voice to teach about consciousness." ... more

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Track Name: He Holds My Hand
He Holds My Hand


VERSE 1:
I look in his eyes so amazing like a mirror.
Never is life as clear, as when He is so near.
I find myself all alone and confused.
He helps me see the clues
That His Presence is true.
Why do we fall.
Why do we stumble and we crawl.
We gotta learn to stand tall.
He's in me
And I'm not envious
Of the one less enlightened but got more.


CHORUS:

He holds my hand through the rough times
and He comforts me when I need to stop
When I worry I won't reach the top
He gives me signs He will not drop my hand
through the rough time
He comforts me when I worry I won't reach the top
He shows me signs
He will not drop my hand.

VERSE 2:

Understand
We won't always see clearly
Like when the darkness scares me
And when my courage gets weary.
Don't know the right way right now.
But I just know God somehow
He's gonna send me the victory
He's gonna bring it on home to me
Until that day
I swear that I'm gon' pray
Always hold my head high
I'll look, look to the sun and smile.
I consistently will shine
I persistently will shine
I'm convinced that He's inside
cuz He holds my hand through the rough time.


BRIDGE:
Sometimes I don't know where to go.
He opens the door.
Sometimes I think that I'm gon' fall
And He hears my call
Can't see the light in me
He'll be the light in my life
He'll be the light in my life.


CHORUS:

He holds my hand through the rough times
and He comforts me when I need to stop
When I worry I won't reach the top
He gives me signs He will not drop my hand
through the rough time
He comforts me when I worry I won't reach the top
He shows me signs
He will not drop my hand.


Just look inside your heart.
Track Name: Need Hit feat. Quadir Lateef
Need Hit

1st VERSE:

Feelin lonely
Like your the only
one who understands
You got a friend
Who will mend
What she can now and again
She listens good
She feeds you back
After your good
You leave unpacked
Gone is the hurtin
drawn shades
curtains.
Gone where you're needed.
Got your good need hit.

CHORUS:

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.


2nd VERSE:

She's used to lonely.
Knows she's the only
one who's gone understand.
She got a friend
He wants to lend
her his hand
and show her his plans.
She drops her guard for you
Although its hard to do.
Hates the need.
She wants space to breathe.
She shuts the curtain.
More pain, hurtin
Her heart concedes it.
She needs the need hit.

CHORUS:

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.


Quadir Lateef Rap Verse:

Now I need her but she need me more
Give or take, a little either or
I need some more,
She need couture
Feelings explored
I hit the door.
Heart beat skip.
Heart hit the floor.
Your phone call I hit ignore.
Wanna see me more
See things have changed
Now it's all a joke
CB4, yeah
See before being needy wasn't greedy
now you always wanna see me
Talkin bout you gon' leave me.
How come love always last on TV
How come love sound good on c.d.
how come you can walk away so easy
never ever though that you just might need me
trust and believe me
Hope that you need me.
Cuz when you do, thats when you'll never see me.


How come love sound good on cd


CHORUS:

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.
Track Name: ALLOW IT
ALLOW IT


1st VERSE

If its meant for me then,
It ain't pretend
Won't leave me so
If you must go,
then go.
I'm not gone hold you here.
Not bout to stand and stare
watchin the door as it closed
Knowing I loved you most.
Yeah I may cry, cry my hardest
Knowing you're gone, now departed
But I'mma Allow it.
Baby I'mma Allow it.

CHORUS:

I'mma Allow this pain I feel (move, go on, move)
I'm not gon' say you shouldn't be here.
I'mma allow it to flow
only way that I'mma know.
I'mma allow you to walk away. (move, go on move)
I'm not gon' say you should stay
I'mma Allow you to go.
Only way that I'mma know. (Move out of my way)

2nd VERSE

Stop your clinging.
Exits are freedom ringing.
Good things may go.
Let them go.
A voice inside you hear
sayin, just be still
sayin, you must grow
(sayin) you must struggle.

So I'm gon' just do my part its
inspiration for this artist.
This gon' make me more equipt.
And for that I'm fortunate.


CHORUS:
I'mma Allow this pain I feel (move, go on, move)
I'm not gon' say you shouldn't be here.
I'mma allow it to flow
only way that I'mma know.
I'mma allow you to walk away. (move, go on move)
I'm not gon' say you should stay
I'mma Allow you to go.
Only way that I'mma know. (Move out of my way.)

Move, go on move.

ZAIMAH RAP VERSE:

Feels like a burden
inside of me
I'm about to snap like I need a lobotomy
I'm tryna tune into the very heart of me,
lost my momentum
when I lost a part of me.
So I dig deeper
reach my goal then Eureka
touch the soul of a Believer
more than gold, I'm a keeper.
Sayings of old tell us patience
Brings gifts to be told
So I'm waitin, I will.
And I'll be still like film on a reel
Momma said don't make mountains of molehills.
Got out my own way, then all Fitnah stopped.
It's out my hands?
Okay then I'll let it rock.
And roll.

Guarantee its gon get much better.
Guarantee you gon get that letter.
Guarantee you gon make good weather.

Guarantee you gon get that letter.
Guarantee you gon get much better.
Guarantee you gon make good weather.

I guarantee.
Track Name: Around My Way
AROUND MY WAY


1st VERSE:

Same song they play
Them "D" boys I mean.
"I can't eat no other way,
cuz I was given this world,
I didn't make it"
hey but, what if I tell you,
that, it just ain't true and
you were given this
so you can RE-make it.
If you were given the struggle,
then you can take it.
I believe in you and
There's nothing that you can't do.
In my hood you are the son.
Oh. Come on and shine like one.


CHORUS:

Around my way,
there's alot of pain and tears
but where else can you find
so much soul?
All I ask of you
is a chance to see things through
there's a place for me and for you,
to help on my block.

2nd VERSE

Hear me out,
I'm putting the trappers on blast.
You don't get a pass
cause you short for cash.
The Lord is gonna ask,
how you made your dough
whether strugglin or hustlin or playing C-lo.
You wear a crown in the hood these days.
Dope dealers, ya'll are rappers Muse these days
Soul Killers, cuz all ya'll rappers is fools these days.
Life stealers cuz rap is poisonous food, queasy.
Wanna see your affect,
you can see it easily,
Come around my way the dead are walking,
kind of creepy.
Frontin like a movement, selfish ass-tivist
dope dealer plus rapper
creating passivists.

CHORUS:

Around my way,
there's alot of pain and tears
but where else can you find
so much soul?
All I ask of you
is a chance to see things through
there's a place for me and for you,
to help on my block.

3rd VERSE

But see, its all about you right
you don't care about them babies
crying in the night.
Cuz they momma's strung out
while the daddys gone out
looking for what you sell.
Living good, but earning hell.
You got your math down
cut right in the kitchen
what a waste of genius coulda been a mathematician
You an evil genius worse than devil politicians
they kill from far away,
your lyrics kill is that your mission.
You kill from far away,
your music kills. Is that your mission?CHORUS:


CHORUS:

Around my way,
there's alot of pain and tears
but where else can you find
so much soul?
All I ask of you
is a chance to see things through
there's a place for me and for you,
to help on my block.
Track Name: Run-On Sentence
RUN ON SENTENCE


1st VERSE

How can we know for sure
If we should move forward.
How can we know if we should stop in our tracks
And never look back.
How can we know if this love here will last.
Without first, letting love become fact.
How can we know if the feeling is right
If we don't let our hearts see the daylight?


CHORUS

Don't argue with what it is.
Just gotta let life be
Knowing theres a purpose.
I can't ever say
what could not have been since
Life is like a "run on sentence"
and it'll go on
It'll go on
You'll see soon.
It'll go on, it'll go on. You'll see
And we'll see.
Period.

2nd VERSE:

What if this here is something special?
But you can't see it cuz your fears won't let you.
What if we've found a relief from the strain.
But can't explain it cuz we're so used to the pain
inside. Can't hide, I'm so new to this.
And I'm used to it, going wrong.
I'm not that strong. Somebody sing it with me.

CHORUS

Don't argue with what it is.
Just gotta let life be
Knowing theres a purpose.
I can't ever say
what could not have been since
Life is like a run on sentence
and it'll go on
It'll go on
You'll see soon.
It'll go on, it'll go on. You'll see
And we'll see.
Period.

ZAIMAH'S RAP

I gotta make a decision
tryna make it with precision
got no time for errors
so I gotta pray everyday.
I need for God to guide me
Feed me within like IV's
Raise me up like I'm highly
Favored and I'm strivin.
Lately its been so messy.
I need your help so bless me.
Without my sons its hectic
I stay inside like exits.
And abstinence is hard.
I know you hear me God.
They huntin please so protect me.
Not frontin please but don't let me.
Miss out in life.
Pick me pick me alright.
I swear I'mma win this fight
Though this fight may take all night.
Patience will not go wrong.
Patience will not go wrong.
Like the words to this song.
My life will go, on and on.

CHORUS

Don't argue with what it is.
Just gotta let life be
Knowing theres a purpose.
I can't ever say
what could not have been since
Life is like a run on sentence
and it'll go on
It'll go on
You'll see soon.
It'll go on, it'll go on. You'll see
And we'll see.
Period.
Track Name: Words To Live By
Words to Live By


1st Verse:

Never be afraid to look a man in his eye.
Always walk with your head held up high.
Life favors the strong so live it bold
Take care of the children and the old.
And though I cannot run this race with you
you'll find I am there with you cheering from the sidelines.
For all the time when life gives you lemons.
I'll teach you to make the sweetest lemonade. yeah.


CHORUS:

I won't be here always
while I'm here I'll say.
Words from a mother to her sons
You gon be okay,
You gon grow each day
You will be okay.
with words from your mother to her sons.
To live by.

2nd VERSE

Talk is cheap so listen more and find
You'll understand far more in far less time.
Love favors the trustworthy so be.
Trust baby you'll have the love you need.
Though I cannot walk this road with you,
you'll see, I am always with you,
and you are with me.
And for all the time when you can't find your way
Say your prayers cause God will light the way.


CHORUS:

I won't be here always
while I'm here I'll say.
Words from a mother to her sons
You gon be okay,
You gon grow each day
You will be okay.
with words from your mother to her sons.
To live by.

3rd VERSE

Never be afraid to reach for your dreams
If you work hard, you can be anything
Luck is said to favor the prepared
But God controls it all so lets be clear
Though I cannot keep the pain away
you'll find I'm a listening ear everytime
May come a day when your heart may get broken
Forgive. And one day your heart will re-open.

CHORUS:

I won't be here always
while I'm here I'll say.
Words from a mother to her sons
You gon be okay,
You gon grow each day
You will be okay.
with words from your mother to her sons.
To live by.


Dedicated to BHS and BMS
Track Name: Radio Snippet 2: Happy
N/A
Track Name: Consciousness
Consciousness


Zaimah's Rap

If you follow the logic to its proper conclusion
You will understand that this world is really an illusion
You will understand that deeper hidden is the truth
You will understand that within nature is the proof
I said the proof I mean the purpose
hear me, guilded surface
dwellers choose the easy life
the dunyas what you worship
braggin boutcha millions
"yeah I'm making millions"
I wouldn't really care if you were makin a gazillion.
It's not gon' bring you closer
Closer to the most High unless you use your wealth
to do what you're supposed to.
Maybe if you see it written on perhaps a poster
billboard by the highway sayin take the High Way.
Highway to Heaven, channel 7 Jumah Friday
6 from 11, if you're conscious sing it my way.

VERSE 1

I often find myself at the losing end of you
I must remind myself
That the end is near for you.
My ears can't find no help.
When every other show
Is like another blow.
Radio, it plays itself.
And thats alright with me.
Conscious sets you free.

CHORUS
How many in here want to hear
Consciousness say YES.
if you want consciousness say yes.
Just say yes.
If you're in here and you wanna hear,
Consciousness just say yes. yes. yes.


2nd VERSE
Finally music is here
where my hearts feeling free
Originally Godly
I was made to be
Up, righteous and conscious see
Unconscious folk blockin me
But Gods folk be rockin me.

CHORUS

How many in here want to hear
Consciousness say YES.
if you want consciousness say yes.
Just say yes.
If you're in here and you wanna hear,
Consciousness just say yes. yes. yes.

BREAK

Wave your hands if you're conscious
and if you want consciousness
Pump your Fist.

CHORUS

How many in here want to hear
Consciousness say YES.
if you want consciousness say yes.
Just say yes.
If you're in here and you wanna hear,
Consciousness just say yes. yes. yes.
Track Name: Need Hit
Need Hit

1st VERSE:

Feelin lonely
Like your the only
one who understands
You got a friend
Who will mend
What she can now and again
She listens good
She feeds you back
After your good
You leave unpacked
Gone is the hurtin
drawn shades
curtains.
Gone where you're needed.
Got your good need hit.

CHORUS:

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.


2nd VERSE:

She's used to lonely.
Knows she's the only
one who's gone understand.
She got a friend
He wants to lend
her his hand
and show her his plans.
She drops her guard for you
Although its hard to do.
Hates the need.
She wants space to breathe.
She shuts the curtain.
More pain, hurtin
Her heart concedes it.
She needs the need hit.

CHORUS:

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.

I'm just a Need Hit.
Here when you need it.
Refill then you split.
For now I'm not needed. Yeah.
I'm just a Need Hit, yeah yeah yeah.


Zaimah's Rap Verse:

I've learned first hand
emotions are a healin
If we wrapped up everything we feel I swear
our feelins would sell
Nah mean, yo we could make a killin
My life was hard, you talked it out
you helped me just to deal in
The more you give I swear
its just like you were taking
one more convo away
my hearts almost breakin up
Price was high
Like inflation
Too high for what we gained
Too high for all this pain man.
Hearts attached illegally
will break in one million pieces
if you do not understand
let me break it down I can cuz
love-less is more
than love gained but with 4.
Your gaining two means leaving one.
Your love has changed
Forever. Done.