By Any Means

by Mean

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    Limited Edition "Sweet Dreams" Framed Single Artwork by Kinder Williams. 12cm x 12cm Artwork Print in a 23cm x 23cm picture frame. Comes with an equally Rare Digital "Vinyl" Compact Disc (CD) of "By Any Means" EP. The CD has faux grooves and sticker label that emulates a classic vinyl look! Even the read surface of the disc is all black! A must have collector's item!

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    Limited Edition "Walk That Talk" Framed Single Artwork by MingX. 12cm x 12cm Artwork Print in a 23cm x 23cm picture frame. Comes with an equally Rare Digital "Vinyl" Compact Disc (CD) of "By Any Means" EP. The CD has faux grooves and sticker label that emulates a classic vinyl look! Even the read surface of the disc is all black! A must have collector's item!

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    Limited Edition "Grim Reaper" Framed Single Artwork by Marina A. 12cm x 12cm Artwork Print in a 23cm x 23cm picture frame. Comes with an equally Rare Digital "Vinyl" Compact Disc (CD) of "By Any Means" EP. The CD has faux grooves and sticker label that emulates a classic vinyl look! Even the read surface of the disc is all black! A must have collector's item!

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    Get the whole complete set of 5 x Limited Edition Framed Exclusive Artworks by 5 different international artists who reinterpreted Mean's singles from "By Any Means" EP. Each artwork is a 12cm x 12cm print in a 23cm x 23cm picture frame. Comes with an equally Rare Digital "Vinyl" Compact Disc (CD) of "By Any Means" EP. The CD has faux grooves and sticker label that emulates a classic vinyl look! Even the read surface of the disc is all black! BONUS: Comes with "NSFW" USB Drive & "In Flight" CD. Everything in this set is a RARE MUST-HAVE COLLECTOR'S ITEM!

    01. Sweet Dreams // Artwork by Kinder Williams
    02. Trollin' (feat. Judo) // Artwork by Justin Xia
    03. Pull Up (feat. Airliftz) // Artwork by Polina Korobova
    04. Walk That Talk // Artwork by MingX
    05. Grim Reaper // Artwork by Marina A.

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1.
02:51
[Verse] I lie awake at night, thinking ‘bout you, do you think about me? And I think it’s only right that I say a prayer ‘fore I go to sleep Late night on the cellphone and we speak from a different timezone We’ve been together for a minute now and we’re ‘bout to hit yet another milestone When I’m feeling all alone, you make that hotline bling Ring-ring, Baby, come quick and you know better not to talk slick It’d be while till I move over and I know it’s been awhile since I flew over Hang tight, I’ll be in flight but for now baby, good night Sweet dreams [Bridge] It’s you that I want and it’s you that I need Sweet dreams are just made of these It’s you that I wanna be with All night, All night, All night All night, All night, Yeah... Woo! [Chorus] Sweet dreams Sweet dreams Sweet dreams Goodnight, baby, sweet dreams Sweet dreams Sweet dreams Goodnight, baby, sweet dreams I could go all night Baby, go to sleep When it’s cold outside Let me pull the sheets Baby, you’re the one for me The one I need, you can always run to me ‘Cause baby, you can always count on me On me, you can always count on me On me, you can always count on me Hang tight, I’ll be in flight but for now baby, good night Sweet Dreams
2.
[Chorus: Mean] Yeah we ridin’ and we rollin’ All my haters, all they do is just be trollin’ And we bumpin’, no controllin’ All my haters, all they do is just be trollin’ I’m in for the ride, Are you down for the roll? We gon’ let it slide ‘cause I’m in for the gold I’m in it to win it, Not going down with a fall If you’ve got a problem, You know the number to call [Verse 1: Mean] Still chasing dreams and put in work I’m working hard for that goal (Yah Yah) Ain’t got no time for these haters ‘cause I ain’t down with these trolls (No Way) A lot of talking and no action I be seeing today (Seeing' today) Behind the screen interaction Boy, I’ve got no time to play ‘cause I’m cashing cheque to cheque laughing to bank blowing all this cash on designer things Gunnin’ for the crown, all the way around Blowing up the city, Hottest in the town (Woo! Yeah) Ain’t no stopping me now (Yeah) Man, I’m just sick of all this hatin’ I‘m just sittin’ around and waitin’ I’ma go all the way in while waitin’ for the judge to weigh in (Yuh Yuh Woo!) If we ain’t never going toe to toe (Yuh Yuh) It’s about time that you let it go [Chorus: Mean] Yeah we ridin’ and we rollin’ All my haters, all they do is just be trollin’ And we bumpin’, no controllin’ All my haters, all they do is just be trollin’ I’m in for the ride, Are you down for the roll? We gon’ let it slide ‘cause I’m in for the gold I’m in it to win it, Not going down with a fall If you’ve got a problem, You know the number to call [Phone Conversation] [Verse 2: Judo] Ay, I got them views I got them views We runnin’ them jewels I’m on that Bernie San I’m on that Bernie Mac If you want killers just gimme the mic, Ho (Yeah) They spend their whole life just tryna to get it I spent a year and I fuckin’ jetted For every hour you spend on your music to me is like a millisecond So I’ma, get it, right, I just might, fuck your bitch, shit Why you looking at me with that face? You’s a witness (Woo!) Bruce Lee, man, I be a fighter jet. (Woo!) Curry, No, We don’t take kind to threat. (No!) Curry, No, We don’t take kind to threats (No!) Curry, No, We don’t take kind to threats I wasn’t gonna do it ‘till your ass say to me that I gotta prove it Everybody ‘round here in the city know that I'm the best, I know ya’ll knew it Now I gotta roll with the motion I just need a potion, I’m just going through it Hands closed, I’ve got a menthol I’m just hoping ya’ll won’t say that I blew it now Yeah, look, I get high with them dope boys We be wanting that Rolls Royce We just be chasing that paper Can’t listen to hoe’s voice ‘Cause look at all that we achieved You ain’t bother me and Mean (Nah) You ain’t bother me and Mean (Nah) Motherfucker where you been? [Verse 3: Mean] Wait, hold up, homie. Watchu mean? (Ay) I’m just trying to keep it clean (Yay) Ring-Ring goes the telephone Hi, Hater, What you trippin’ on? (Yuh Yuh) If we ain’t never going toe to toe (Yuh Yuh) It’s about time that you let it go [Chorus: Mean] Yeah we ridin’ and we rollin’ All my haters, all they do is just be trollin’ And we bumpin’, no controllin’ All my haters, all they do is just be trollin’ I’m in for the ride, Are you down for the roll? We gon’ let it slide ‘cause I’m in for the gold I’m in it to win it, Not going down with a fall If you’ve got a problem, You know the number to call
3.
[Intro: Mean] Pull up with my squad All these bitches want the same thing You don’t fuck with Gods Homie, we don’t drink the same drink Pull up with my squad, right (right?) While i’m doing that thing Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink [Chorus: Mean] Pull up with my squad All these bitches want the same thing You don’t fuck with Gods Homie, we don’t drink the same drink Pull up with my squad, right (right?) While I’m doing that thing Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink Better get me that drink (Woo) Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink [Verse 1: Mean] Ay, Pull up in the spot, right And they put us in the spotlight And they saying that it’s not right Can you tell me what it sound like? (Kroo Kroo) All these haters around If you really be about it then get down with the sound (Woop Woop) That’s right, I’m the man of the town I'll get rid of all these peasants when i’m King of the Crown Keep flippin’ the flow when I'm up on the go You know that i’ma get it, when i’m up on the roll (Skrrt) Switch lanes when I’m insane (Ching) Jackpot, getting big change (Yuh) I'm never doubting myself, I’m doing big things You gotta do it yourself or you'll never get change That’s right, don’t give up in a fight I’ma pull up with the squad and get wild for the night, right (Yuh) If you want that cash, gotta put in work (Yuh) You can shake that ass, baby make it twerk Blow up in the spot like Kurt Cobain with the flow like Ferg You know that I got that work Uber to the spot like skrrt Make ‘em taste dirt when I put ‘em in a coffin [Chorus: Mean] Pull up with my squad All these bitches want the same thing You don’t fuck with Gods Homie, we don’t drink the same drink Pull up with my squad, right (right?) While I’m doing that thing Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink Better get me that drink (Woo) Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink [Verse 2: Airliftz] Better gimme, better gimme that drank Pull up with the squad Whole clique with that dank Puffin’ on that loud, bang-bang Chat shit, get spank Bad bitch she wanna get it on that thang I say woah, hold up Young boy legend Call me John cause they love me now And I’ma get it till i get it You can't slow me down Gotta gotta get some more, homie pour it up Flows, drank, damn, brain blank On some other ish, got me ''aye man'' Feelin’ like I’m losing my mind Spin the world on my time Around the globe That’s a world tour homie Different states I’m zoning Outta places, I'm roaming, Ain’t got time to the pick the calls Unless you really talk, money and the teams All on this, never sleep out on us Gotta stay up all the time, we ball Yeah we own this motherfucker Gold medals, never lose We gon’ keep on winnin’ (winnin’) And I, I’ma keep it true Boy, you talkin fiction (fake) Bitches on the low wanna come and get it, girl I ain’t rollin with these hoes, only for my realest [Chorus: Mean] Pull up with my squad All these bitches want the same thing You don’t fuck with Gods Homie, we don’t drink the same drink Pull up with my squad, right (right?) While I’m doing that thing Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink When I pull up Better get me that drink Better get me that drink Better get me that drink (Woo) Watchu waiting for, boy? Better get me that drink
4.
[Intro] I walk, I walk I lean, I lean I get that cheque Na’mean, Na’mean I get that paper, I hustle all day by any means You want that paper? You gotta hustle by any means [Verse 1] I walk that talk, I mean I lean I get that cheque, by any means You want a piece of the pie You gotta bake it yourself Gotta be willing to try You gotta do it yourself I'm okay, you okay? It’s gon’ be a new day So bless up, don't stress up It's all gon’ be okay If you do what you love, you don’t work a day in your life Man, I live for this shit So, I’ma do this for life [Chorus] I walk, I walk (I walk, I walk) I lean, I lean (I lean, I lean) I get that cheque (I get that cheque) Na’mean, Na’mean (Na’mean, Na’mean) I get that paper, I hustle all day by any means (By any means) You want that paper? You gotta hustle by any means (By any means) [Bridge] Do that talk with that walk Get it jumpin’ Do that talk with that walk Get it pumpin’ Do that talk with that walk Get it jumpin’ Do that talk with that walk Get it pumpin’ [Chorus] I walk, I walk (I walk, I walk) I lean, I lean (I lean, I lean) I get that cheque (I get that cheque) Na’mean, Na’mean (Na’mean, Na’mean) I get that paper, I hustle all day by any means (By any means) You want that paper? You gotta hustle by any means (By any means) [Verse 2] All they do is talk and talk So I’ma go and walk that walk Do anything by any means necessary for gwap On the way to the top So now no-no-nothing stop me Even if you would doubt me Still now-now its about me, yeah Man I’ve been on a roll and it’s still feeling hazy When you catch me outside don’t be talkin’ to me crazy I ain’t got the time for that, no Man, you gotta learn to let go Now it's all about the bankroll Working for the pot of damn gold [Chorus] I walk, I walk (I walk, I walk) I lean, I lean (I lean, I lean) I get that cheque (I get that cheque) Na’mean, Na’mean (Na’mean, Na’mean) I get that paper, I hustle all day by any means (By any means) You want that paper? You gotta hustle by any means (By any means) I walk, I walk (I walk, I walk) I lean, I lean (I lean, I lean) I get that cheque (I get that cheque) Na’mean, Na’mean (Na’mean, Na’mean) I get that paper, I hustle all day by any means (By any means) You want that paper? You gotta hustle by any means (By any means)
5.
03:15
[Chorus] You reap what you sow Dancing in the kitchen Whip-whippin’ a pot ‘Cause I've been in the field, harvesting all the crop Going in for the kill, while you wait for the drop ‘Cause I’ve been putting work (work work work work) You better put in that work (work work work work) ‘Cause when you put in that work (work work work work) You get to reap what you sow, even if it ain’t for the dough [Verse 1] You reap what you sow, even if it ain’t for the dough You'll get the fruits of your labour It might be sooner or later When you get the cream of the crop It must just turn into paper When you wanna be at the top You're bound to meet all the haters I'm whippin’, I’m cooking all of that crop I'm flexin’ and finessin’ Man, I feel like I'm on top When I get that cred, don’t you doubt it (doubt it) Don't you know that I’m ‘bout it ('bout it) Eversince the since day that I started Never gon’ look back till I’m gone (Ugh) [Bridge] Never looking back till I’m gone (Nah) When I’m dead and gone, I hope they’re playing my song Never be a living legend while I’m still breathing For the ones who showed me love, Thank you for believing (Woo) Never looking back till I’m gone (Nah) When I’m dead and gone, I hope they’re playing my song (Yeah) Never be a living legend while I’m still breathing (Ugh) For the ones who showed me love, Thank you for believing [Chorus] You reap what you sow Dancing in the kitchen Whip-whippin’ a pot ‘Cause I've been in the field, harvesting all the crop Going in for the kill, while you wait for the drop ‘Cause I’ve been putting work (work work work work) You better put in that work (work work work work) ‘Cause when you put in that work (work work work work) You get to reap what you sow, even if it ain’t for the dough [Verse 2] An eye for an eye A soul for a soul If you work hard for that crop Man, now that's food for your soul Got that soul food that is so good now I'm so full Now it’s all good and I'm alright I been workin all day and all night, On sight (Rraah) Got a firm grip on that scythe (that scythe) On Mean tip, I’ma Grim Reap So you better run for your life (your life) You pay the price if you’re tellin lies and everything will be jeopardised One day the truth will be televised So, you better realise Man, I’m not stackin all of these M’s just to be flexin on the ‘gram So you better come correct I’m here to come collect Man I’ve paid my dues and all the debts Don't need your views, I just want the cheque Blood, sweat and tears I’m never getting back One day I’ll leave and never coming back I'm just stating facts What's said is said I can't take it back Mean

about

"By Any Means" is an EP by Mean consisting of 5 singles that embodies the dapper rapper's journey in music and life. Dealing with Love (Sweet Dreams), Hate (Trollin'), Loyalty (Pull Up), Perseverance (Walk That Talk) and Success (Grim Reaper); the project translates into relatable audio gems for all walks of life. Each track is also reinterpreted as individual artworks done by 5 different international artists. The project represents the determination to strive for better days, "By Any Means" necessary.

"By Any Means" EP is available for Free/Name Your Price Download on BandCamp & Purchase/Streaming on all other digital music platforms. Limited Edition Framed Prints of the exclusive single artworks are available for sale and comes with an equally rare CD version of the EP. With these options, the listener is given the power to decide the value and support according to what they feel the music/art is worth.

credits

released March 31, 2017

Executive Producers: Mean, E.Putra & Azrael
Music Production: Penacho & Santos Santana
All Tracks Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: The IZA @ The.XS Lab

00. "By Any Means" Cover Photography: Gabe Chen
01. "Sweet Dreams" Artwork: Kinder Williams
02. "Trollin" Artwork: Justin Xia
03. "Pull Up" Artwork: Polina Korobova
04. "Walk That Talk" Artwork: MingX
05. "Grim Reaper": Marina A.

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