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Recorded at Lineup Room in Baltimore, mixed by Samu-L, and mastered by Brandon Lackey


Melody Lyrics written by Aubrey Adams and Chris Henri

It seems like everybody wants their lady or their girl
Everyone is looking for their baby or their world
T.I. Justin and Timbaland were looking for "My Love"
But I had something more in mind here's what I'm thinking of
I'm trying to find a melody to finish up my symphony 
The harmony of you and me improved my music drastically
So let me hear your sweetest note attach it to my favorite quote
And once your vocals start to float
Then you'll perfect the song I wrote

Can you be my melody I need you in my song
Without you here to carry it my composition’s wrong
I been searching for this harmony for oh-so long
And with you here in my life I know my music's strong

These youngins love it when I harmonize with my brother Aubrey
High off the ‘Marley’, hit without an RBI
Straight to the party life when I put my car in drive
Riding with a dime and she take it past the margin line
Treat it like a park and ride?..nah slim is heavenly
Body like a bottle and her voice is like a melody
Eyes like a model—full of class not sexy themes
But still get it in I make it drip like R. Kelly beats
Chris is the name, ‘the General’ I go by
Hall of fame with game I'm ‘trynna retire (whole time)
Real rap hunting for a match, body—soul—mind
‘Tryna find a co-sign, coming up short as Four—Nine”
So I put my head up (both kinds)
Shining like a diamond sun on islands, or a chrome nine
‘Til I find my long hair, youngin' with a belly ring,
‘Slim’ pretty face, (ask) “will you be my melody?”


from The New Retro Album, released July 4, 2015



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New Retro Maryland

New Retro is a funk/hip-hop band from College Park MD, performing live in the greater Washington DC region. The core membership of funk (lead vocalist Che Adams, percussionist Jason Stewart, and bassist Enoch Rowe) have been performing together since 2005. The introduction of hip-hop came with lyricist Chris "I Go By the General" Henri (2010) and producer/lyricist Sam "Samu-L" Chafin (2011) ... more

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