Life Sentence​/​Man With a Mic

by Cody Pate and Nicolas Jackson

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I sat down and showed Cody how to write and record A Capella music/rap. This is the result. He wrote a song. then I wrote a song. Partly in response and defense of his song.


released December 21, 2011

"Life Sentence" Written and Recorded By Cody Pate

"Man With a Mic" Written and Recorded By Nicolas Jackson

All tracks mixed, mastered and produced By Nicolas Jackson.



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Nicolas Jackson (The Catz) Chico, California

I am a one man band. I own a Rockband Microphone. I own a copy of MS Word. I own a copy of Sound Forge 9. I own a copy of Sam Broadcaster. I downloaded Audacity onto a computer that I also own. I have an internet connection and a set of headphones that I stole from my adopted brother. Put that and a few other bits together and you have something akin to music.

I am also a record label.
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Track Name: Nicolas Jacksson (The Catz) - Man With a Mic
Give a man
Or a boy a mic

Say what you like

About me

But give a man
Or a boy mic

Let him say
What he wants to say

You know no one listens

You want to change their minds
Good luck with that shit

A person is a person

No lies
No humbug
No bullshit

You don’t like free speech
Not from those under 18
Not from those over 18

I’ve seen what your fucking lies do
I lived it
You know it’s true

If we are really
Land of the free
Home of the brave
Any of that shit

You will defend it
You will do as I
Have and have said.

They make their bed
You think they are too young to sleep in it

They know more than you think
They know more than you think