I Got My ft. Jin

by Magnetic North & Taiyo Na

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This is the music video edition of "I Got My" which happens to be the first song that Magnetic North & Taiyo Na collaborated on, way back in 2008. In 2011, Jin joined in on the fun and on May 17th, 2011, MNTN released an epic music video for this track: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFxgYZdHlno

In celebration of APIA Heritage Month, Magnetic North & Taiyo Na wanted to make this video a dedication to all the amazing people in our community. MNTN reached out to entertainers, activists, teachers, students, actors, designers, dancers, writers, poets, bloggers, community organizers... anyone and everyone who gives the community strength, depth, beauty.

lyrics

- CHORUS -
i got my crew now i got my juice now
i got my i got my i got my true style
i got my roots proud i got the youth loud
you got to you got to you got to move now

i got my vocals i got my profile
i got my i got my i got my soul found
i got this whole crowd i got this whole town
i got the i got the i got the globe now

- TAIYO -
ready set go i got very fine company
odds stacked high but i do it cuz i love it b
the wall is like a hundred feet everywhere in front of me
but bruce bubble under me and fam got me covered see
small budget big spirit part bite all fight
what i got is hard drive and a loaded hard drive
huh tell my girl it's gonna be all right
i do what i love how i live got a hard line

- DEREK -
right cuz there was a time when i was timid and shy
i needed bigger cojones mine would always shrivel and hide
i never pushed my limit up high i never reached and touched the sky
until this music lit me and set me on fire like lisa left-eye
and now i'm alive and kickin' it got fans stacked thick like pyramids
went from the shower to singing on broadcasts tv and internet
this jam is the definitive anthem to get jiggy wit'
but not just with you butt and your feet get low with your soul and spirit you dig

[CHORUS]

- THERESA -
i don't got no gangstas no background dancers
no house in the hamptons or fancy finances
i just got a stance and my eyes in a slant
so a record advance i got a chinaman's chance
and i don't got a grand to pay for a sample
i just got derek kan here to play the piano
and taiyo na on the electric guitar
see me i don't do shit but got the je ne sais quois

- TAIYO -
i got my life like an open road play the part when i know my role
do my art to express my soul and break down and then open doors
hope is what i got like obama up in iowa
put me in a corner i'm fired up look me in the eyes to size me up
pop for a new land new day new stance
new talk new dance i got it like toussaint
temudjin with the mic i'm improving every fight
so you boom it and you boom it and you boom it all night

[CHORUS]

- JIN -
i got a lot to say which means
i could probably spit a million bars but I'll settle for a sixteen
switch schemes undetected not one for talking trash
but if the market crashed tomorrow business is unaffected
i love hip hop got no reason to tell a lie
need evidence i got more than a season of csi
for the culture i got nothing but respect
couple career setbacks got my ego in check
check my bank account true i might not have more than you
but what i do got is excessive testicular fortitude
much love to all supporters attracted to the magnetic
north south east west and all four corners
i could easily spit that blah blah blah
on second thought i couldn't do that to taiyo na
i keeps it positive that's how i'm choosing to live
so it don't matter what i got it's all about what i give

- DEREK -
don't got an slk
don't got an escalade
i walk ride the bus or catch the local metro train
don't got a gold necklace
don't got expensive tastes
pork chops ramen and rice and i'm good i'm set for days
don't got the pop appeal
don't got the party thrills
what i got you ignorant idiots is i got a lot of skill
don't got a part of me
that's not part emcee
cuz hip hop runs through my blood heart lungs and arteries

- THERESA -
my entire life i've been required to perspire fight
pariah to messiah my eyes upon that higher life
liars light a fire i'm thankful they inspire spite
cuz they provide the spark man and i provide the dynamite
so take a deep breath
its time to de-stress
its like the internet you got to refresh
plus i got respect for what you got til its gone
so i got a new purpose man i got a new song

credits

released May 25, 2011
[J. Au-Yeung, D. Kan, T. Na, T. Vu]
Composed, Arranged, and Produced by Derek Kan & Taiyo Na
Engineered and Mixed by Derek Kan
Mastered by Derek Kan
DJ Boo: cuts, scratches
Derek Kan: rap vocal, keys
Taiyo Na: rap vocal, guitar
Theresa Vu: rap vocal
Jin: rap vocal

=== CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE ===
DJ Boo
Geologic, Sabzi [Blue Scholars]
Xin [EMC Monkeys]
Travis Wong [The LXD]
Adriel Luis [iLL-Literacy]
Denizen Kane, Jason Mateo
Robby Huang
Erin & Arielle Turullols
Christopher Chao
Conchita Campos
Aivy Nguyen
Dumbfoundead
Alexander Shen
Jen Kwok
Dennis Chin, Ryan Takemiya [RAMA]
Christina Chung
Prohgress, Kev Nish, J-Splif [Far East Movement]
VyVy Trinh, Fatimah Asghar, Teng Yang
Thomas Tran, Pete Nguyen, Nam Tran, Billy Vu Lam, Laine Baker [Thomas' Apartment]
Terry Park, Samuel Lee, Irene Katehis, Seulgi Hong, Eimeeh Escoto, Pemba Sherpa [ASIAN340]
Carol Yip
Naman Rawal, Harajuku Friends
Lisa Lee [Hyphen Magazine], Jeff Chou, Chris Dong, Jonathan Yu, Chia-Chi Li, Diana Halog
Peggy Phan
Sahra Vang Nguyen
TL Truong [Blueprint Cru]
Beau Sia
James Ha
Vienna Teng
Bao Phi
Jennii Le
Ed Lin, Cindy Cheung
Ishle Park, Vinh Hua
DANakaDAN [afterschoolspecial]
El Gambina [Organic Thoughts]
Kelly Tsai
Charlie Chin
Jet Li, Dumbo, Law, Can Nguyen, Charles Nguyen, Chad Mayate [Poreotics]
Christina & Katherine Seid [Chinatown Ice Cream Factory]
DJ Kid Stylez
Face Yu, Bhurin Sead [Blue Man Group]
Cynthia Lin, Bonnibel Fonbuena
Karen & Annie Lin [AIRA]
Yuri Kochiyama
Regie Cabico
Giles Li, David Kong, Pen Khek Chear [Boston Progress]
UCLA Superstars
Dawen
Wilson Tang [Nom Wah]
Bambu, DJ Phatrick
Kiwi
Pushkar Sharma, Sathya Sridharan [Brownstar]
Abraham Kim
An Rong Xu, Kingston Yuen, Allen Wong [Three-Half Collective]
Andres Turullols
Heather Park
Dan Diggity
Julia Cho
Sheng Wang
Mia De Claro, Nancy Shon
Sam Kang, Charles Kim, Abe Chung [Bluebook Productions]
Davidian Shaw
Corky Lee, Wendy Lee, Vickie An, Cheryl Tan [Asian American Journalists Association]
Lindsey Trinh, Matthew Luu, Patrick Luu, Jessica Luu, Christine Trinh
Koba
Diana Nguyen [Disgrasian]
Ruby Veridiano [iLL-Literacy]
Franz Loza
Jackie Fernandez, Olivia Lin, CRAASH
Chris Tan, Northeastern University's Pi Delta Psi
Karl Sung, Kien Luc
Vudoo Soul
Phil Wang, Wesley Chan, Ted Fu [Wong Fu Productions]
Tou Saiko & Vong Lee [Delicious Venom]
Randall Park
Scooter Oyama
Dan Nguyen
Thi Nguyen
Lyricks, Manifest
Michelle Myers, Catzie Vilayphonh [Yellow Rage]
Phil Yu [Angry Asian Man]
Alfa
AJ Rafael
Jay Legaspi
Tad Nakamura

=== ADDITIONAL CAMEOS ===
Steven Cong
Paul Cabasag
Caly Ngo
Tammy Ngo
Catrina Ngo
Harold Min
Young Song
Pearl Ohm
Minna Kim
Pearl Kim
Deborah Tu
Sophia Giddens
Brian Redondo
Joanna Lui
CJ Guiang [Deep Foundation]
Helen Ong
Jenny Ye
Stephanie Lin Hsu
Jennifer Myaeng
Will To
Nicholas Chack
Daichi Ebato
Andrew Lin
Jon De Castro
Ha Tran
Mary Joy Graham
Kelli Lin
Justin Leroy
Eddie Kim
Derek Srisaranard
Mori Nagasako
Bonnie Duen
Aimee Estrellado
Ashley Manzano
Judia Chang
Weiling Chou
Jeany Zhang
KT Takai
Claire Vergara

=== SPECIAL THANKS ===
An Rong Xu
Corinne Manabat
ManSee Kong
Chris Huang
Vinh Hua
Gary San Angel
Paolo Ongkeko
Casey Chan
Sahra Vang Nguyen
Justin Schell
C-Knowledge
Bowery Poetry Club

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