Empty Spot (ft. DIE​-​REK, Sivion, K​.​I​.​N​.​E​.​T​.​I​.​K​.​, Soulseize)

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The last twelve months could possibly be the heftiest chapter in the book called these last days and times. From an unprecedented pandemic to the most important Presidential election ever - 2020 has been 366 days of chaos laced uncertainty. As a result, the upcoming festive season will be like no other. Families will be frolicking in bubbles, loved ones will have to stay in contact while keeping two metres between them and the jingle bells may not have their usual knock.

DIE-REK, Kinetik and Sivion defy all social distancing rules, via the Internet, and connect for Empty Spot - a heartfelt seasonal Hip Hop hymn session. Over Soulseize’s tinsel tinged and bauble inspired bounce, the three emcees reflect and rejoice by saving a spot - both at the dinner table and in their hearts - for their friends and family who are no longer here. Utilizing twelve bars of Christmas a piece, this trifecta of rhyme writers cover a range of scenarios from turning a little into a lot, funerals on Zoom, being COVID free and much more. Whilst they carve their respective birds, they keep it real in the feel by celebrating their wins and acknowledging their losses in equal measure.

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A little different this year stocking with no chimney
Budget tight but still multiplying what He gives me
I guess a lot ain’t really change He still Reigns in it
Still move with power cuz I got the Ghost in it
Hear the angels cry holy voice of my ancestors ‘proach His throne boldly
Intercession is a weapon I’ve been trained well
He paid it all I am free no not for sale
December 25th signifies the greatest gift
It’s time to celebrate the freedom that we have in Him
Angels most recognized top entertainer
Been a shining star since away in a manger

We all been through a lot
In this last 12 months prayin’ that it stop
Lost a few loved ones hatin’ that we not
Gon’ see em at the dinner table save an empty spot
Remember all the good times they won’t be forgot
Holidays we spent together they won’t be forgot
Thankful for my family my faith is on the Rock
Love it when we come together save an empty spot

Now it’s the time of year the past is celebrated
So pick your poison with your glasses elevated
My Jesus is Black the snow is of the freshest white
I guess that sets the Xmas right cue festive hype
We’re blessed with life but let’s remember those who’ve left us
Memories and legacies it hasn’t been the same since
I feel my frame flinch and it’s a twinge of sadness
Hearing carols thinking how you loved to sing the adlibs
The grief had made me lose track
Now jingle bells are ringing like your name from the Zoom to the group chats
Food stacked then spirits are lifted like barbells
We’re saving you a spot cause your absence is heart felt

We all been through a lot
In this last 12 months prayin’ that it stop
Lost a few loved ones hatin’ that we not
Gon’ see em at the dinner table save an empty spot
Remember all the good times they won’t be forgot
Holidays we spent together they won’t be forgot
Thankful for my family my faith is on the Rock
Love it when we come together save an empty spot

Yeah man it’s so dope seeing you guys this year
What a long year it’s been
This goes out to the folks that aren’t here
Family

Just hear me out
Without a doubt family first
His thirst is Nurse this year cuz I seen a couple hearses near
Too close to my closest fear
But I got Hope up in my soul the Holy Ghost is here
I wanna hold all of my squad like the coast is clear
Like there’s no need to shed a tear cuz there’s no COVID here
Just a family lovin’ on each other brother we clear
And even if we brothers from another mother we here
Celebratin’ God’s goodness with fellowship where there’s beef we settle it
Cuz iron sharpens iron where the metal hit
I’m thankful for the growth this year
And all the ropes I overcame with all my folks in here.

We all been through a lot
In this last 12 months prayin’ that it stop
Lost a few loved ones hatin’ that we not
Gon’ see em at the dinner table save an empty spot
Remember all the good times they won’t be forgot
Holidays we spent together they won’t be forgot
Thankful for my family my faith is on the Rock
Love it when we come together save an empty spot

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from Empty Spot, released December 16, 2020
Rhymes: Sivion, DIE-REK and Kinetik
Produced: Soulseize
Mix: Soulseize
Mastering: Dave Walker

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