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Detale Ellicott City, Maryland

Detale is a rapper/producer from an extremely diverse background, both culturally and musically, reflected in his technical lyrics as well as the diversity of his productions. He currently resides in Maryland and writes, produces, and mixes all of his tracks completely independently. ... more

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Track Name: Heaven's Steps
up to heaven's gate three horseman were brought in by a side wind
they let em in cus at their funeral they played violins
one was dressed in white and one was dressed in black
the other one wore grey a combination of colors that the other's lacked

an angel led them through a garden, under a tree
she said tell me how you died why you deserve to be free
and tell me did you believe in god before this honestly
don't lie to me, remember that i hold the key

with no hesitation the white horseman got down on both knees
he said, angel i praise thee you are the most holy
ive lived my life right, please take me with your glory
she said enough with the flattery just tell me your story

i died peacefully, he said, after an old ripe age
i studied the bible, and i dissected every page
i raised my children to go to church on sundays
i worshiped holidays, to the good lord i prayed

now its your turn the angel said to man in black
his eyes burned with hate, he covered them with a low hat
and just like the first he got down on his knees,
put his hands together, he said holy angel i address thee

ive never strayed off the path made for me by the lord
and i studied the scriptures while other children were bored
i loved my family and children and provided them with answers
and i died before my time, falling victim to the cancer

its come to be your turn said angel to the man in gray
he looked nervous he hadnt planned what he would said
he didnt kneel he looked the angel in her eyes
he spoke the truth, the truth that he'd come to realize

in my life i never found a reason to believe in god
i made some mistakes, but i lived decent, trying to shake them off
i wasn't raised religous so i never got to go to church
the last three decades of my life were spent with family or work

building something out of nothing, just a working class man
since i died from the accident, i hope my family can stand
on their own legs, it was a hard life for me,
but i can say that i made it through, full of love for friends and family

(full of love for friends and family)
(full of love for friends and family)

the angel spread her wings and grew ten feet, the garden rocked
ive made my decision and now its time to send you off
but only one out of the three men here is worthy
of being allowed to roam heaven for all eternity

she banished the man in black without a word to spare
he was a serial killer, a rapist, for the last ten years
they finally caught up with him, killing in his lair
and death was brought in the form of the electric chair

all of them were shocked, except the man in white
he knew full well that his whole life he had it right
but the angel stepped to him, stepped up to his silly grin
stepped us to his masquerade and all his lies within

she said, even though you told the truth and you worshipped the lord,
all your sins on earth cannot be repented for
what did you think, opening a book could make up for the fact,
that you beat your wife, or that you introduced you're friends to crack

i could go on, but theres no reason, you know the truth
here you are standing, the real dead proof
that goodness isnt measured in the amount of christmas cards
its measured in the truth, the real person that you are

that left one man, standing, meek in gray
the angel stared him in the eyes he couldnt look away
she was beautiful he just noticed, he lost focus
then he woke up, on a cloud in the position of the lotus

his clothes were stripped away and he felt wings on his back
he heard a voice that said to him, you may now return back,
to watch over your family, and protect their lives
you made it into heaven, now your true meaning has been realized

you were never religious, you had no reason to be,
but you made it through, full of love for friends and family
Track Name: Not Yet
they say im wrong
not yet
breaking through the steps trying hard to find success


you could say im wrong looking for success in a sun dress
basking out side chilling sitting on the front steps
and please let me take whatever i can get,
be it happiness or sadness ill always forget

cus my relations with my mic are better than my friends
it condenses and echos every flow from my pen
speaking of which, pretends not to write again
cus my mind chewed through it from the bottom to the end

you could say im wrong, i could say im the best theres ever been
there flat out i said it, no pun left to intend
no word play id rather fuck sentences instead
now sentence me to the maximum and beat me till im dead

steps to success ill knock, with all your writers blocks
and i dont own any glock, but in my crosshairs its locked
im ready, got it cocked, let it loose, let it drop
tech-o with detale, like a custom machine job





if you see me walking in the street there with my phone out
chances are im zoned out fighting all these clones now
making bars come alive with my t9
drafting out the inbox, you gotta read between the lines

im different im fine, i quick split the rhyme
i slit these little verses down the edges of their spine
i left the time behind in the lcd display
so try to stall this kid and youll get hit this way

riskay take a pistol whip and mistake
misplace the surface and so im back in this lip play
switch-blade-it-up swiss army knife intake
the power of the purpose lays the pen in my wrist cage

im in a rush to pledge allegiance to my younger brother
so when the heathens can breath in they wont take me under
whatever you say whether im wrong or im right
ill take a left at the next turn just to make it through the night



im breaking through every step
and taking you with me till there aint nothing left
Track Name: Flood Meadow
Keep my mind aligned its gets better with time
simple syllables scratched in between the white lines
i tend to struggle but in the end i let it ride
so come on baby, its cold out there come inside

i sweep through the words to finish with my rhyme
i climb the tallest tree to find im not blind
i pick up my cards to claim five of a kind
the dealer knows the lie but decides to let it slide

i walk up the street to where i reside
i pull back the door made up of raw hide
i invented the wheel let it roll, let me drive
abide by the laws and find comfort in the size

of the thick sheets of metal carved by steak knives
death remains wrong because life isnt live
beauty's in numbers if strength's in the hive
shake it off the branch, stick a needle through its side

a needle through its side
a needle through its side


the groom on the honeymoon will always try to lose the bride
dont call it interference just a matter of pride
and the shores coming in, never slow down the tide
she'll sit under the sand until the waves preside

when it finally happens, all the shells will collide
moving to the bottom through the water they will glide
if she listens close they can serve her as a guide
but in another twenty seconds, the surface will dry

even if a flood came, salty tears she would cry
they lied, when they told her it was safe on the outside
cus now life, is trying to divide
two parts of her self that she would rather coincide

left alone, stranded in parts you cant define
trapped in by walls no one could ever mime
sorrow takes the wheel and she focuses the drive
to a new place, she wont be back for a while


wont be back for a while
wont be back for a while


street citizens take turns at walking on the line
from the ammunition to staying steady on the grind
whether 10 or 20 minutes they'll have their time to shine
until they fall back into place with their own kind

a boy stays strong for a second at a time
till the men around him decide not to let him slide
they all know the gun is mightier than knife
theyll show the power given by the second right

till the boy cowers back, to his place on the side
where he broke backs just to get peace of mind
his friend is coming up now, he thinks he got it right
the boy tries to tell him but he just starts to fight

and rolling to the corner to see who he can find
a medium size will cost a hundred times five
but the man disagrees and says that he lies
in an alley with a knife in his heart's where he resides



in his heart's where he resides



thick sheets of metal carved by steak knives
death remains wrong because life isnt live
beauty's in numbers if strength's in the hive
shake it off the branch, stick a needle through its side

left alone, stranded in parts you cant define
trapped in by walls no one could ever mime
sorrow takes the wheel and she focuses the drive
to a new place, she wont be back for a while

and rolling to the corner to see who he can find
a medium size will cost a hundred times five
but the man disagrees and says that he lies
in an alley with a knife in his heart's where he resides

thick sheets of metal carved by steak knives
trapped in by walls no one could ever mime
but the man disagrees and says that he lies
shake it off the branch, stick a needle through its side

left alone, stranded in parts you cant define
a medium size will cost a hundred times five
beauty's in numbers if strength's in the hive
to a new place, she wont be back for a while

and rolling to the corner to see who he can find
death remains wrong because life isnt live
sorrow takes the wheel and she focuses the drive
in an alley with a knife in his heart's where he resides

shake him off the branch, stick a needle through his side
a medium size will cost a hundred times five
sorrow takes the wheel and she focuses the drive
in an alley with a knife in her heart's where she resides
Track Name: Don't Worry
i step beside you once again i told myself that this would end
the world is turning faster and i gotta get me out again
like hiding in the shadow of the letter i forgot to send
the address to return is blank, let me try again

i step beside you once again i told myself that this would end
the world is turning faster and i gotta get me out again
like hiding in the shadow of the letter i forgot to send
ill remember the next time, could you try to feel the sentiment

sentences with capital letters to prove to veterans
that we can comprehend the grammer of our neverendlessness
the syntax of every breath you took i used as evidence
to prove that i should step inside your body to stay relevent

come to me and settle under ocean waves ive reveled in
join me hand in hand to find a hiding place within
we'd exchange words and punctuate them when our bodies touch
but the ink tears the paper as our words weigh too much




dont worry about a thing cus some day,
ill pull back the curtains to reveal the sun rays
even in the darkness we know that the sun fades
and it will be alright inside of this glass cage

dont worry about a thing cus some day,
ill pull back the curtains to reveal the sun rays
even in the darkness we remember the best days
of picture perfect melodies carved by our mistakes

dont worry about a thing cus some day,
ill pull back the curtains to reveal the sun rays
even in the darkness we know that the sun fades
and it will be alright when we break from this glass cage

dont worry about a thing cus some day,
ill pull back the curtains to reveal the sun rays
even in the darkness we remember the best days
of picture perfect melodies carved by our mistakes



sit back watch the nest crash, and i know that,
i took shots of argument and chased them with cold facts
to try to prove that, enough is enough
as i winded out the door to take a shot at the doves

look at me, sidetracked on my melody
all i wanted was to show you how i thought it could really be
now im actively copying your soliloquy
aside from your thoughts, to write what i can't see

the trees fell forward and the lungs collapsed
in response to roots and the branches that snapped
sidetracked, but matter of fact,
i could attack you and keep myself intact

just to keep a piece of the letters you burned
ash dissapears as the the carousel turns
love to hate the path aims to the dark
lost in myself i can't return to the start
Track Name: North Star
step inside, they'll brake to divide
the simple circle that you seek to define
assemble the pieces, resulting in broken
the time ive found searching is left hopeless

immersing myself in the waters of trust
ive fallen below to find my cause unjust
unfed, scorched through the head
with fragments aligning with the words that you said

and they run desert dry, sand dunes through these eyes
skin shattering, brace for whats left in the line
i take my turn, but find i can't seem to learn
that the those at the front are the ones that will burn

so they do, convince myself that im leaving you
next time ill be gone, you wont be able to see through
look in the reflection of the river when you stall
but im gone right now burning right through the waterfall



piling in the urn through the waterfall i burn
i soak in the motion while waiting for my turn
you promised you would never leave me for the sky
but its dark right now so with the stars you lie

and when i stare at the space i cant see the design
perpendicular lines, no individual sign
focus the time, its hopeless its mine
regardless i find, no break in the line



just in time, it seems i arrived
im just assuming by the way youre aligned
im just assuming by the way you supplied
supplied me with lines that were one of a kind

spoken sentences, spun through my periphary
i know i need you i never knew that you needed me
it seems to me, i need trust in myself
and reciprocal emotions, in my head they dwell

in my head is hell, sometimes i speak
dreading of the dreams, when sometimes i sleep
we dream of the life, objects we seek
the truth is im looking for whats in between

when we dream of the dead, convince ourselves that its real
defense mechanism suit of armor and a shield
still among the sheep that remain countless
a perforation in the fabric that i wove into a dress

broken under stress, broken through the face
that you make despite the circumstance, assumed an embrace
and take the place of the departed stars soul
through the wall, bringing all, burning straight through the waterfall


piling in the urn through the waterfall i burn
i soak in the motion while waiting for my turn
you promised you would never leave me for the sky
but its dark right now so with the stars you lie

and when i stare at the space i cant see the design
perpendicular lines, no individual sign
focus the time, its hopeless its mine
regardless i find, no break in the line