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HarMONious Music Mondays: John Givez- 2 Steppin


Hola! Happy New Years Eve. As I grow older the chaos of gifts and festivities take second place to relaxation and peace. During this Winter Break I've run into a treasure trove of musical talents. Today I am highlighting funk soul artist, John Gives (Real Name: John Lawrence Givens, sometimes Juan Dando). Born in South Carolina, but raised in Oceanside, California the 26 year old began his musical career in 2012 though blossomed after releasing his debut albulm, Four Seasons in 2013.

Additional research also proved Givens's certain route towards success. In 2015, his second album Soul Rebel charted at least Top 20 for Billboard's Christian, Independent, and Rap Albums for the year.

I've had the privilege of falling in love with his track, 2 Steppin, from the album To Jalisa.

The music visual begins with familiar sounding DJs informing listeners this track is dedicated to Jalisa after introducing themselves in a spunky fashion. The radio instrumental switches to a groovy baseline with honest lyrics about Givez admiration for his girl.

Every time I play this song my mood instantly lifts :) The rhythm gives me old school 90 vibes or maybe even D'Angelo. My favorite lines:"World gone crazy, that why I need you for my baby" and "I'm healing off your energy". Check it out here:

Intro Ayy Oh yeah Ayy Oh yeah [Chorus] 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' Ayy [Verse 1] I lost my head Cut off my legs I didn't know my enemy Was living in the inner me Til you, you came and fed You gave me bread I'm healing off your energy I'm healing off your energy Ayy We like to party Said I think I wanna party Don’t wanna hurt nobody Really don't wanna hurt nobody World gone crazy That's why I need you for my baby Ain't got nothing to lose When it's me and you right there in the middle of the room [Chorus] 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' Ayy [Verse 2] Ayy let's get lost You know money ain't a thang What's the cost? You've been running through my mind Can’t get off yeah Can you be my Cardi B? Baby, Off Set Ayy, this ain't only for the camera When they see us in the streets, they can't stand us Ahh, this the high life 2 Steppin' with my baby in the lime light I found my way I know I found my way Cuz' now I know my enemy Was living in the inner me You gave me faith You saved the day I'm healing off your energy I'm living off your energy Make me a believer I'm never gonna deceive ya' Put you in a 2 seater Let your love turn me into a leader Ayyy, world gone crazy That's why I need you for my baby Ain't got nothing to lose When it's me and you right there in the middle of the room [Chorus] 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' Me and you in the middle of the room 2 Steppin' [Outro] 2 Step for me baby 2 Step 2 Step for me baby 2 Step 2 Step for me baby 2 Step 2 Step for me baby 2 Step

- Genius.com

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