By Any Means

by Mean

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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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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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Track Name: Sweet Dreams
[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
Track Name: Trollin' (feat. Judo)
[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
Track Name: Pull Up (feat. Airliftz)
[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
Track Name: Walk That Talk
[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)
Track Name: Grim Reaper
[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