The Path Without

by Taste Nate

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This Project was made possible from Kaef Black Throw away beats in the summer of 2012. I basically shot those instrumentals to a few heads across the map without knowing what they would return with. Additionally, I created a few beats along the way and selected some joints produced by Lord Lorenz that I left without a home. I finalized this project with songs that were created without a purpose for a couple producers on soundcloud. This is how I came up with "The Path Without". I chose the track list that reflected most of the collaborations I have been blessed with in the past couple years. The Journey of “The Path Without” focused on the many obstacles of our human experience, with our environments and relationships placed on the forefront. The subject matter is not always straight forward, but the messages and feel is well directed. This serves as the Polar Opposite of the digital release “inwords” (words from within) Summer 2013. When we are steered towards “The Path Without” we may lose touch with what is within ourselves. The outside influence plays apart of our lives even it is only created in our own imaginations. “The Path Without” is also a lead up to my next EP “The Caprican” produced exclusively by Lord Lorenz. We must walk on certain paths, building and destroying ourselves in order to be reborn as a stronger and more sharpened vessel of light.


released January 2, 2014

Mixed and Mastered with Yellow Cake Radio (Bay Area, HTOWN)


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Taste Nate San Francisco, California

Taste Nate is a rapper with an ear-grabbing, poetic style that draws on a wide range of musical influences and inspirations. A spiritually attuned man with a raw, urban sensibility, Taste Nate puts the highest value on truth telling. In his Art and in his Life, it’s clear he listens to the call of his spirit—something we must all do if we are to progress in this era of challenges. ... more

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Track Name: Dedication (prod. By Kaef Black)
This is to you,
That never told me I was making the wrong moves,
the road of a starving musician
With plate full,
Hit the gas when the vapor of emotions they might fume,
But you were always on my side,
With devotion you by stood,
This for you,
You respected the vision quite loudly,
Spoke with my current position quite proudly,
Never got in between me and my first love,
So it's funny how the passing of time it creeps up,
I get chills every time I thinking I'm so stuck,
I got bills but I treat um like they don't effect us.
That's real cause I know that my day it will soon come,
All do to the work and dedication,

To the all the visits you busy but still payed me,
Competition was vicious but not lately,
I've been kissing ambition occasionally,
But really wish to be hittin this young lady up,

How does it feel, like (dedication)
What I wanna build, the (dedication)
I've been conceived, in (dedication)
It's all for the real, (dedication)

It's not for appeal. It's (dedication)
The call or the thrill, my (dedication)
Why I have skill, from (dedication)
All for the real, (dedication)

This to you,
that kept saying baby don't give up,
You've the skills
and determination to raise up,
You should know that you my healer
And I feel you all around me,
Even when I fell apart
bitten by a zombie,
You want it even more when it gets taken away,
But I don't wanna drown in guilt and shame and dismay,
Dedicated to the angels for they way they vibrate,
They get my back in balance when I gyrate Irate,

We all have summoned someone
become chummy with the undone,
Confronted with the fears
abandoned in the dungeon,
Standing in the corner
feel the light on my shoulder blades,
Freedom is within me
my soul you can't incarcerate,

Wisdom what I tolerate,
Horse collar tackle fate,
Lords daughter taken away,
Your father always plays,
Concerto so you know he there,
Check it love is everywhere,
Dedicated to all of you,
Accept it and you won't be scared.
(Jan, 2013)
Track Name: Taste Nate, Sargon, and Post Mortem - The Path Without (prod. By Kaef Black)
After dark the whole park seems lifeless
Concrete caves no street scroll scribe it
Hella about it selling crack with no one to tell about it
Parking lot empty
So I'm sitting on my zealot couches
Flipping through channels trying to find misogyny
Or a zodiac killer with
Compatible astrology
All I see is Mickey Mouse
All I hear is pitchy pouts
It's getting overwhelming
Walking down the path without
Still unstable but nowhere to express it at
Elyse nobody's worried about how big a dick they have
let me walk past them
Pacifism is aggressive
Every Tunnel has no outlet
We can't answer our own questions
community lost hope every shadow has a doubt
million dollar dreams Get screened on the path without
I’m stepping out I don’t have my weapon out.
Copy cat killers get revealed up on the path without,

The path without,
Perception doesn’t map it out
The one stop affection that we have to learn to cancel out
The path without,
At the bars until they kicked us out,
The Far out vision with no rhythm for you to seek it out,
The Path without,
Young guns graduate to capping gowns,
All aimed awkward walking with the stack around,
The path without,
Searching for a meaning of the very thing we teaching
All becomes defeating leading on the path without
Track Name: Kaef Black , Danielle Renee and Taste Nate - No 1s Around (prod. By Kaef Black)
Trying to walk away
I keep getting pulled in by the ocean waves or an anchor wait
I never been the cartoon to want to fit in with the pop-up books
But theres a couple laws that say you have to blend in just a Bronco push.
Cargo looks inflated rubber flotation devices air mattress
Toss and turn flipping until the beach towel is a folding chair backwards
The way You go when you take upon other peoples bear essentials
When shitting in the woods smells good thats an Agarion adventure
Fertilizer keep your eyes open like inner diamond carat fiber
Shinin on these fuckers sanity liked hand sanitizer.
Clear bubble.
Ass implants before they put them into your rear trouble.
No ones around
So I guess I can stear away like a razor blade never feared stubble
Washing down
Ext out it have to be another arrow to cross me how
Only way I turn one's around
A farewell to a parallel
Now we Flow in the same pattern not circus circle carousel.
Advanced style and I wear it well
I'm camped out in the air hotel
Current flow pushin Square Adele's
Higher than a Super Troopers Parasails.
I don’t Rock the TerriBELLS
Keep showing out content but really this should share itself

I feel like there’s no ones around
When I’m up and I’m out and really need you
I get caught up in
my thought process and I
I stop watching
What’s good and isn’t evil,
I feel like there‘s no ones around
cause they living with out the real belief to
They keep talking an I’m just lost in Hip Hop
I’m on mission to start to really lead you,
Track Name: Taste Nate & GiGiO - BoriKane (prod. By Taste Nate)
If you don’t use it then you lose it
Ain’t that bout a trick,
Cause my music don’t get pussy
You can still hol my dick
And ball barrings
assembly line worker keeps
Slowing down production,
you keep talking bout your money
And he was screaming out,
you the definition of a hustler,
A male prostitute soliciting all male customers,
How does one save ones community?
Save ones, ones from outward stupidity.
Im the tiger if this life is pie,
See the stars in the water and the water in the sky,
Raining there’s another method of your wealth pullout,
So vain even at the store you have to self-checkout,
Ill do everything on the tabloids now,
So If I get famous they can’t lie about me now
Bori Kane Heavy How you like me now,

Pick you off the ground that’s how
I’d get a rep off ya,
When yelling was the sound,
That always kept yall up,
Late nights when your parents,
Didn’t protect young punks,
From their own problems,
Where acceptunces comes,
Needing thicker walls and smaller doorways,
Instead its thinner blood and wider growth space,
Mix this BoriKane with fiber find your folks maine,
We’ve been disconnected like the wire close range,
Lengthy conversations about short-lived foreign kings,
History doesn’t repeat its just been quarantined,
Formality just a glimpse into restrictive Normalcy,
Forgot how to spell who you are
Before you could learn to read
It I strip all my cream
Then I drip all my gleam
I’d rather rip off my skeen,
Before I clip all my team,
Mix the Borikane while I sow up my seems
Now you can’t see where I stick all my steeeze,
Track Name: Taste Nate & Notorious Boris - BabyManHood (prod. By Carl Orr Jr.)
Hammy downs but God still fits
Keep crossing our arms in a standstill image
Just can't sill windows
Covered in the sins of our thoughts forgive us (god forgive us)
I guess we grew up fast
Baby Sat myself
And little brother bunk beds
Hey my uncle drunk dialing
We would let you back in but the second keep smiling
Turned to a mugger chin
And you've gone to that place
Where there's no recovering
Mom's co worker asked my brother
To break them off with rope
Then Went n snitched on him like a fucking asshole
Call that JV money
Smoking Chris at 1 6 going 18 dummy
Make sure you don't hold it in
Its okay if its just Pain, weed and emotion winds
Don't want to visit criminals I said I'd stay at Darrolls
Go back to the house and party off the marrow
the well-off want to hang with the kids with no dinero (why?)
Because we style on em
Grown ass man face child on him
Long ass road extra miles on him
This stone cold g files on dem

Baby manhood
He be damn good
Hooked on Phonics buddies didn't ever talk stood
Baby manhood
He be damn good
Small town balling buddy looking for the ambush
Baby manhood
he be damn good
Rollin tight ones
Of the owe me money cough kush
Baby manhood he be damn good taking care of family
Like every merry man should
Track Name: I am Hip Hop (prod. By Lord Lorenz)
They were on the caroll sell-out
I was on steady come up,
I wanted to be something someone,
they wanted as us as nothing no ones,
Sometimes they like its good to know ya,
Forget about where It was I come from,
I'm everyone that was never heard of,
With everything for ever worded,
I didn't know you'd misinterpret,
Why I'd change to different versions,
So I never end, I'm any where,
I'm nothing perfect,
without a due that's paid to me,
I still can leave a legacy,
Any being can carry on keep me alive,
What I breathe the world will live off,
On spinning wheels of a disc jock,
Breaking on the waves of this rock
Spray it on the walls of the gridlock
Say my name make a solid hit off
.... I am Hip Hop
Track Name: Billi Badd & Taste Nate - I Do This For My People (prod. By Lord Lorenz)
I lift my Goddess up
Regardless of the temper
Feel the Flawless love
Broke the composition of
what the problem was
Turn to the same place from which the problem came
On the stage of the theater like Citizen Kane
I'm getting them trained
students been praying
For more materials
On the strain it just weighs
You can pinpoint a race but you can't stab a spirit
Do this for my people that have rows from the Harish
Poll to poll on the terrace
Of the moral landscape
More than just a greeting an immortal handshake
Once you get a hold of your internal fan base.
There's No need to count how much bread a man makes.
I do this for my people there is only one race
We are all humans; we have a soul and a heart
We have a mind and a body; we are all connected
I feel it every day I don’t doubt
I feel it every time I step out the house
I can read you from across the map state to state
I listen to you even when you speaking to yourself
You are not alone
We’re whirling around throughout the entirety of your field.
You are not alone
There was a part of that died
Then it brought heaven home
It was gift wrapped in the present
You can have it now there is no waiting for payday
Its all yours no man can ever take it away
They try treacherous acts devious thoughts
Predictable patterns heinous plots
It’s never worked Flip the circuit breaker
Turn the light back on you are not lost you just found your self