Special Request

by 1-O.A.K.

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With a name that truly begets his unique abilities 1-O.A.K. (One of A Kind) is a triple threat: vocalist, musician, and producer. Oakland bred singer/songwriter and producer, 1-O.A.K, represents the best of the Bay Area music scene. Within his music, he is able to encompass all the music forms that have made the area popular—hip-hop and soul, while still adding in a lot of himself. With his long awaited debut album, Special Request, that’s what comes across.

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released February 12, 2013

All songs composed, written and arranged by 1-O.A.K., unless otherwise noted. All songs produced by 1-O.A.K. for BLWM Publishing/BMI Executive Producers: DJ Tap.10 & Whiz Ward Additional Mixing: Trackademicks. All Songs Published by BLWM Publishing/BMI Recorded at The Academy, Oakland, CA Mastering: Justin Weiss for Trakworx Photography: Mancy Gant II Art Direction + Design: Terone Ward.

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1-O.A.K. Oakland, California

In a climate where soul singers are expected to be Top 40 hit-makers or quirky darlings of hipster media, Bay Area crooner 1- O.A.K.defies easy categorization. His music keeps R&B traditionalists nodding their heads in approval, and electrifies young internet culture hunters, truly earning him the name “One of a Kind.” ... more

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Track Name: Me & You
Tryna figure out what I wanna tell ya, huh You’re so cute, I might just wanna marry ya, carry ya Wake up in the morning and cook up eggs for ya, toast with the jelly on the side Now I can imagine what your friends are telling ya That he’s quick to make a move
And move on to the next witcha Hold off with the barriers Open your heart, and let my love take residency, see it ain’t so hard Chorus: The things we do ‘tween me and you We don’t ever have a thing to prove To they and them Just stay a minute Things’ll never be the same again
Cause you and I are unified Grab my hand, baby we can fly Just me and you It’s so fresh when there’s breathing room And if everybody got something to say about me and you Baby it’s all good cause there’s nothing that they can do Cause I got you
And you got me too If love is for the birds, then meet me in the clouds Up in the sky we don’t ever have to come down You and I, in my mind there’s no doubt Ain’t you had enough of living the safe route Chorus 2X
Track Name: Special Request
I saw you walking down the street, and I had to stop Turn up the radio and drop the top I told her recognize game when it’s in your face She started dippin’ to the beat and feeling the bass Cause girl, you’re on my mind don’t stop, now’s the time Young tender, would you be mine We can get freaky in the right situation, But I’ma let you know that trickin’ ain’t my occupation I’m a player, lookin’ to be chose I keep it way too real so you know how it goes You want flowers, I’ll buy your ass a rose But later on you’ll be coming out them pantyhose ’Cause this is where you need to be Tell Paula and Janet, tonight you leaving with meChorus: Cause, Life Is Too $hort, but I ain’t trippin Baby we could be gettin’ it, don’t fight the feelin’ Lets get in, where we fit in and later for the rest Tonight it’s all about you, I’m your special request Don’t stop, just call it verse two Tonight it’s goin’ down, won’t you come on through Not your average, everyday, same old or out dated This raw (this raw), uncut, x-rated And I ain’t like the lames and they played out ways It’s like comparing Mickey D’s to Kwikways That ain’t me, I’m from the old school I play an instrumental, get some wine and we cool I’ll be a fast talkin’ con man, blowin’ your mind Freak you and your girlfriend at the same time (Ooh you got a dirty mouth,you nasty and that’s what I’m talkin’ bout) I’m an Oaktown mack and it’s like that, so Let’s do it again, after my show I’m in East Oakland, won’t you slide on through I’ll put on some old Short and give you something to ride to Chorus
Track Name: Weekend
Just waking up and it’s pay day Damn what a difference a day made Bout to pick up my main dame And then we’re gon’ get out the way way That’s wifey, she’s just like me We both like pearl, shit we could split a freak She like my grown man, Polo and my Nikes Eyes red, bitch I might be Shawty from the hood, I’m headed to her spot She’s my homegirl, we’re from the same block And she’s glossed up, looking ready for me I’m bossed up, I got my cheddar on me I’m a young player in the game But I’m far from lame baby Cause I know it ain’t trickin’ if she’ll do the same Hold a nigga down, gotta treat her right Two days, three nights with the woman I likeWhat could be better babe? Chorus: Slim, 5’7, my little bitty slice of heaven I’m taking for the weekend, the weekend So baby get your clothes and let’s roll We’ll hide out so don’t nobody know That I got you for the weekend, the weekend We hit the telly, (what?) no talk, baby I already know What time it is, I can read your body clock You want your mind blown, you want your body rocked She said she’s all mine, she wants some face time She says I’m always hustlin’ and she ain’t never lied I think I’m tryna keep her, classy her demeanor She cool like a freezer, so I gotta treat her I’m a young player in the game But I’m far from lame baby Cause I know it ain’t trickin’ if she’ll do the same Hold a nigga down, gotta treat her rightTwo days, three nights with the woman I like What could be better babe? Chorus When I see your face, when I see your smile It brights up my way and I I can love you, I can love you 4X Just waking up and it’s pay day Damn what a difference a day made Bout to pick up my main dame And then we’re gon’ get out the way way I’m thinking Tahoe, Napa or Monterey Or maybe Santa Cruz We’re gonna 5 star it all the way, so we just can’t lose Chorus 2X
Track Name: Long Time
I ain’t no player, but I fiddle a little Like C, I’m in the middle Less than I did when I was a kid but I still, gotta thing for you And you still, still want me And there’s no substitute No, there’s no substitute Two parts, double time is the beat of both hearts Classic love ballad, composed by bad habits But we’re so rhythmatic And I ain’t tryna do no key change Might settle down and go up a third We already got the names, don’t we Hey, hey there love, it’s been a long time And you’re the one that I’ve been thinking of, late up in the night I done been everywhere, but no one compares And I’m coming home to seal my love How you doing? Thinkin’ bout wifing you up for the win
Track Name: Sweet Memories
When I was a little boy My mama said I can’t hold your hand baby So go ’head and walk boy One step at a time and soon you’ll be a man You’ll get an understanding, in them streets where it’s scandalous If a problem comes your way, you never run away, you handle it And everywhere that I roamed In every hood we called home This dedicated to you So glad I made it Chorus: Sweet memories of yesterday When it all seemed so right Now I’m sixteen and my mama said I’ve done all I can son So go with your daddy, boy And in no time you’ll soon be a man I wasn’t understanding but I was hard to handle then In the streets with the creep king, baggy jean bandits But everywhere that I roamed, in every house we called home This dedicated to you I’m glad I made it Chorus Everywhere that I roam and every stage I call home I dedicate it to you Everywhere that I roamed, and every place I called home I dedicate it to you Chorus
Track Name: High Roller
Now as a child your mama told you to stay away At an early age you learned you have to pay to play And rolling with them losers will bruise you and break the bank Till you’re riding on empty and can’t even fill the tank But the higher the risk, the higher return You gotta be in it to win it When you’re playing with fire, you don’t always get burned The sky’s the limit, I know we can get it Chorus: You’re rolling with a winner, blow the dice you about to get rich It’s pay day, so baby go and cash in your chips Don’t worry bout your luck cause your problems are over It’s time to live the life you deserve, messing with a high roller You done played enough to know the game is tough and when things get rough, you gotta roll it again (gotta roll it again, again, again) Don’t listen to your friends, they scared to deal, so used to losing, they don’t know how to win (used to losing, they don’t know how to win) And don’t fight the feeling, it’s me you trust The world ain’t seen a team like us What you feel is love, even though it seems like lust The higher the risk, the higher return You gotta be in it, to win it When you’re playing with fire, you don’t always get burned The sky’s the limit, I know we can get it Chorus Shake em’ up, shake em’ up, shake em’ up, shake em’ Put me up against the rest and watch me break em’ Baby throw the dice and let it ride Girl, we got good luck up on your side Shake em’, up shake em’ up, shake em’ up, shake em’ Put me up against the rest and watch me break em’ Baby throw the dice and let it ride Girl, we got good luck up on our side Chorus
Track Name: So Sincere
High tech style and legs long as a mile How could a nigga pass you? You got class, kind of wild Art student, maybe she a model Man, it’s something about you I got tonight to figure it out I can see in your eyes, that you’re feeling me out But you don’t really have to Can I enroll girl, give me an application Tell me what you’re drinking, I’ll tell you what I’m thinking I wouldn’t put it past you Chorus: I’m (So) Every word (Sin) No actions lacking baby (cere) Best believe me I’m so (So) Every word (Sin) No actions lacking baby (cere) What you doing girl? Wanna have some fun? What doing girl? I need a one on one 2X Listen here, I’m so into your essence And it’s so rare, not chasing this money You’re the one, you have my full attention You’re the livest one in the party If you wanna go in on somebody Chorus So… Sin… cere 2X She said, put that on something little daddy don’t front I said, gone and throw it back cause I’m all grown up Put that on mamas, I’ma give you what you want Put that on fathers, I’ma give you what you want 2X
Track Name: Stay With Me
Come on baby, won’t you stay with me Say good night, I’ll say good morning What a better way to spend my time And it feels so right They say it starts with the spark, from a kiss under the moonlight Damn I miss you already girl, Don’t say goodbye Show me how, tell me now Is the day you see it like I do You hear that sound, it’s so loud That’s my heart, it beats just for you Chorus: Stay with me girl Stay with me, Stay with me girl Stay with me, stay with me Feeling so new Yet familiar, when I’m with her You send me on flight baby, Don’t wanna come down so soon They say the spark gets dark When space sets in over time So keep me in your mind, one time Walking down this lonely street, said It ain’t the same without you baby Need you soul, need your energy, Your heart, that spark, when the moon is full and you’re next to me I seen love maybe once before When it hit me baby, I can’t ignore I don’t want to settle down, just wanna hold you down, hold you down, Won’t you come around, come around baby Chorus
Track Name: Get Up Girl (Do It)
Get up girl (get up girl), show me what you can do 4X
Hey, you look like you’re just my type Red Bone thick, country fried I mean country fied, you make me want a bite Hey, you say you’re four deep, well there’s four in my crew Baby tell me why you tryna play it cool Wanna take you to the floor and make it do what it do babe Did you know that you’re the sexiest thang You got it, but you could get it baby And baby that’s a beautiful thang From the look in my eyes, you can tell that I want you baby Chorus: Do It, Do It, Do It, Do It (Get Up Girl!) Do It, Do It, Do It (Get Up Girl!) Do It, Do It, Do It (Get Up Girl!) Funky fresh from your top to your bottom Get it, your top to your bottom Smile big, so she see my gold bottoms When I get up on a roll, it’s no stopping ’em She don’t play around, she get low I’m like that’s what I came here for Pop at her like, what’s really good? She chose me cause I’m straight up from the hood Tell the DJ to play that 1ofakind ’Cause the young boy tryna just have a good time ’Cause mama so fine (over there), I said she’s so fine Hella drink in the VIP, so fuck the bar It’s getting hot, so she stripped right down to her bra (oh my god) From the look in her eyes, I can tell that she wants to baby Chorus
Track Name: Yaya
Go back in time to ancient Ouro Preto Black Gold mines and incredible art Soft hazel eyes aglow, piercing through my soul Bahian beautiful girl steals my heart Homes upon hills, high up above us Deserted mine shafts, hidden beneath Her architectural frame, soaring through my brain Bahian beautiful girl to beseech The atmosphere was charged with the sound Of bongos, tambourines and bare feet on the ground In the cool of the night, spellbound by the sight Bahian beautiful girl, I have found My little Portuguese lover Soul to soul, we touched each other Swear I wanna meet her mother Would you take me home? Look baby, I want to be your drummer So you can put me in your pocket Baby girl you’re on fire (fire) The way you’re moving around has got me locked in Chorus: Yaya Yaya, take me higher Yaya Yaya, keep on
Yaya Yaya, doing it babe Yaya Yaya Yaya Yaya, take me higher Yaya Yaya, keep on Yaya Yaya, doing what you do Yaya Yaya Carnaval fills the land, just one rhythm in the dance Ten thousand parties amidst, I’d miss them all for your kiss Bahian beautiful girl to romance She pierced so deep in my soul with such care As I fixed my eyes to her stare Majestic grace and control, Yaya embraced my soul Bahian beautiful love affair My little Portuguese lover Soul to soul, we touched each other Swear I wanna meet her mother Would you take me home? Look baby, I want to be your drummer So you can put me in your pocket Baby girl you’re on fire (fire) Don’t stop movin’ Please say lover Soul to soul, we touched each other Swear I wanna meet her mother Would you take me home? Ooh baby, I want to be your drummer So you can put me in (put me in) your pocket Baby girl you’re on fire (fire,
fire) The way you’re moving around has got me locked in Chorus
Track Name: Tell Me What You Want
Hit it in the morning It’s the best sex Hit the studio Create the best yet Finally feeling like, I can see what’s coming next Playing my songs, collecting big checks Rollin’ from set to set, I’ll take a bus or jet I know you’ll still be by my side And through whatever, in it together However we be acting when we fight, I need you in my life To keep you, I’ma need to do right I know, I can switch it up tonight Chorus: If you just tell me (Tell me what you want) Baby won’t you tell me (Tell me what you want) Baby won’t you tell me (Tell me what you want) Pretty baby won’t you tell me (Tell me what you want) Pretty baby won’t you tell me (Tell me what you want) Tell me (Tell me what you want) baby (Tell me what you want from me) Just tell me what you want baby and I can be what you need If you recognize, in some areas I’m still green Call me on my faulty, but I never said it would be easy Grind time and I’m working for you and me But I know you’ll still be by my side And through whatever, in it together However we be acting when we fight, I need you in my life To keep you I’ma need to do right I can switch it up tonight Chorus Come back, come back baby, come back I want you to need me Come back, come back baby, come back Come back, come back baby, come back I want you to come back, come back baby, come back
Track Name: Get Right
My brother keep telling me That I’ma get caught up felony With all these broads I got in the cut When I should be with my main thang Perfect 10, cook mean, intelligent, stay down treat me like a king You’re the best thing in my worldI wanna make you my girl Got chips and I’m whipped up Gotta a little town fame, dipped up And when I hit the club, them girls gon’ choose And even though I’m messing with you Them hoes gon’ do what they do But you’re the only one that I give my heart to In spite of everything I do I really wanna see you right now I really need to see you right now I’m not where I wanna be right now, but if I hold you I can get right You know I gotta love you right now There’s so much I wanna show you right now And something happens to us when we lay it down Baby let’s ride, hold tight I swear your love is like that get right Let’s ride, hold tight I swear your love is like that get right
Track Name: Homerun
I’ve been training all of this time Show after flow, after rhyme Bugs in my belly, my palms are sweaty, I’m almost ready Oh you can do this My friends and family, I wanna prove it Naysayers look on, the lights they burn, it’s my turn Chorus I never hit a homerun Though I’ve tried Something got in my way, something got in my way Staring down the barrel of a loaded gun Running for my life Pray that I get home safe Pray that I’m not too late I wanna be perfect, wasting my time You think long, you think wrong No one to mimic, the fear sets in, Maybe I’m no ready after all But everybody saying you can do it My friends and family, I just wanna prove it Naysayers look on, the lights they burn Mistakes is what life is built on, so what are you afraid of? An error in your plan, Mr. Straight Man , Mr. Late man Too gentle for my own good Too kind to get mine Too fickle for my own future Too blind to see my shine When I’m swinging for the rafters And everybody breaking out the cameras ’Cause they want that replay after the game And if I lose then I’m naked and shamed But I had to do it my way Cause every star sparkles and fades But what you gon do when you reach that page A straight man leads and a late man follows Oh no, there’s no one Oh no, there’s no one to blame I’m all alone Working on something, looking for something to change And ooh, I’m howling at the moon They will see me soon, real soon Cause baby I, Oh I believe it, no other reason I’m playing the game but I Chorus