J. Reyez Shares the “Grateful” MV

J. Reyez has just unveiled the music video to the lead song off of his recently released Wake Up Call EP, “Grateful”. Just like it’s black and white visuals, JR keeps things clean and simple with this song – a strategy that I think suits the rapper best. It’s a fairly laid back track from the Canadian artist that I think many of you will enjoy.

(Verse 1) I remember back then, living in mama’s crib now I’m paying for rent, wondering how she been them good ol’ days with them home cooked meals getting caught in fourth grade commiting no good steals anything to get by, just to live life careless basketball jersey on, back when I’d wear this hanging with the wrong kids, getting into trouble I starting doing dirt just to get with the hustle my friends would influence, doing what was stupid living life hip hop, intuned with the music them days of graffiti, tagging up everything and life was so easy, didn’t worry bout a thing trying to be the cool kid, we all trying to stand out tried the school thing but it just didn’t pan out learn from mistakes and I’m feeling like a man now you gotta understand that this life ain’t a hand out

but one time for me

(Chorus) throw your hands in the air wave it around like you just don’t care I do it, I do it for my fans I do it for my fam, and they made me who I am I’m feeling so grateful and I became a man for all the hard times that I had to take a stand I’m feeling so grateful, the food that I eat for the times that I’d fall and got back on my feet

(Verse 2) I’m trying to be optimistic I say fuck a pessimist make the same mistake, sorry I wasn’t listening forgot what the lesson is, I need to grow up now buy that big house for my mom somewhere uptown need to get a deal, I need some of that wealth I’ve been keeping it real, being true to myself been doing it well, the city’s where my hearts at working on my craft, it’s a real life art class these rappers need to hit the gym, where your bars at? I don’t see you in the sky, where the stars at? getting in the rap game for the wrong reasons you ain’t hot, sorry kid you in the wrong season this life is all about doing good with it shouts to my homies holding up in the hood living and it’s a blessing to make it outta nothing we all got potential to everything we wanted


(Bridge) looking back to what I had, I still reminisce appreciating what I have, every day I’m livin in just to get this far, we’ve been through the hardships feels so good everytime were awarded gotta live life everyday and enjoy it never give up on your goals, never forfeit God is so greatful, I wake up in the morning throw ya hands up one time for the chorus

now one time for me


Beat produced by Bryant Walker

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