Thirst for Knowledge

by None Like Joshua

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It's been two years since I put out an album of original productions. This album is an amalgamation of what I've learned in these past two years about myself, the world, society, and music.

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released January 29, 2014

Thirst For Knowledge features an array of artists including fellow Youtubers...

Hannah Brown: youtube.com/whiteenglishgirl
Andrew Huang: youtube.com/songstowearpantsto
and Gunarolla: youtube.com/gunnarolla

A big thanks to Klepto for producing "Can't Stop"
and to Karasho for "Kill or Be Killed"
soundcloud.com/karasho

A huge thanks to Tucker for making the album art and for all of the work he's done over the years for me. I can't thank him enough for how talented he is.

jordantuckerdesigns.com

Thank you all for making this album complete and helping me achieve this amazing project. A big thanks to all my fans, current and forthcoming, that support me and share my music as well. You are appreciated to the fullest extent. Sorry this took so freakin long!

Josh
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Track Name: NLJ & DJ Zentrix - The Sixth Book (Glitchstyle)
They took the city and put it to the sword, together with its king, its villages and everyone in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it. (NIV)

None Like Y'hoshúa
Death to gentiles
- I set fire to yo entire empire
Throwing stones, shooting arrow projectiles
- Then smile in the dark - Cheshire

Hex your family, you and your next child
Oppressin women like a factory of textiles
Fuck your gods, cause I’m iller so I kill idols
My fist’s iron while you wait for the king’s trial

Shekels of gold is how I like to get down
Still in control by the one that is in power
I turn towers into dust and your walls shatter
You don’t know me? Soon I’ll preach to the choir

You set bars, but my game means I’m livin higher
From Babylon to Euphrates, and the river Nile
Now we hungry for war, chew it and devour
I do it 24/7, no 11th hour

Now get wild with the glitchstyle

now we marchin on to war
Against sorcerers and whores
And so we move door to door
And then you’re forced to the floor
No remorse anymore
We’re taking back the nation
You say “congratulations.”
Till the mass enslavement

Now get wild with the glitchstyle

None Like Y'hoshúa
Know there is none greater
- I am the savior of verses
With no equal
- Taking pagans, and heretics, and idolaters
Slayin naysayers, call themselves game changers

My name is written by the scribes on the holy paper
Tearing these gods from the frames of your living chamber
You say a prayer to the false ones to make it rain? I
bring the hurricane to the traitors - of my Creator

Reclaim the nation with no regrets later
- We let your friends take your lady then they raped her
Invade your villages and thrust with my saber,
If they’re a playerhater, say fuck thy neighbor

You got a crew? I got an army of crusaders
I thought you knew I turned your group into forced labor
You see smoke, no it ain’t water vapor
I burn the whole town for your failure to praise him

Joshua took all these royal cities and their kings and put them to the sword. He totally destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded. (NIV)
Now get wild with the glitchstyle
Track Name: NLj & Shawn Wasabi - Name or Face (ft. WhiteEnglishGirl)
Murderers, burglars, rapists, swindlers.
This world is filth, corruption, and guilt!

All I need is a name or face

Yo
I was called the cleverest of my age,
Obeyed all the rules at school, the best letter grades
Wait There's another one dead today
While I clench my fists still wish there was a way

I could cleanse the earth rebuild a new world
nobody to hurt, victims or criminals
and the dream came true
cause I can see you
all I need is the proof
tell me when and who

as I write upon the pages
how your life is gonna be taken
now I wait for time to make it
while the gods of death laugh

the prayers that you're saying
are incapable of saving, there is
no heaven or hell
I'm the one called wrath

Me and Kira II are here
to make it all anew
Keep your eyes peeled
When you feel I'm watching you

The sanity and vanity
are unnecessarily
lost in the cause for the gods
that we plan to be

Murderers, burglars, rapists, swindlers.
This world is filth, corruption, and guilt!

All I need is a name or face
all I need is a name and face

How many know the method to kill a death god?
Not many but this girl with her hair blonde
and the best part? I could take their hearts without
any efficace

Misa bubbly, lovely, facing Misa lovely
Misa kawaii, but Misa only wants to be
part of the Yagami family

All I want is raito
and though it seems suicidal, I'd trade it for the sideshow

Eyes of a shinigami, yimiyani knows that so
when he hands me a photo
I'll found out your name and put it in my
desunoto, oh no

Without your own death note
Your chance of survival is less than remote
You'll choke cause of what I wrote
You got no hope so I'll come to a new world

Murderers, burglars, rapists, swindlers.
This world is filth, corruption, and guilt!
Track Name: Can't Stop (prod. Klepto)
A flame burns in the darkness
what you want to say?
in abandoned apartments
writing all our names
on the ramparts, lost in
fighting all the pain
in the vein, can't stop it
a flame burns in the darkness
Do it everyday
in abandoned apartments
writing all our names
in the ramparts, lost in
fighting all the pain
in the vein, can't stop it

Left home just 10 years old no-
Father on the bottle
Got to care for his own, now
Following a road
Till I'm dead from the dope

With a hollowed out bottom
My head blowing smoke
No job, or a faith in the world
Role models in the grotto
So I stay in a room, and I

ask -- for a dollar and a dime for the food
same path same route going down no

a flame burns in the darkness
what you want to say
in abandoned apartments

writing all our names
on the ramparts, lost in

fighting all the pain
in the vein, can't stop it

a flame burns in the darkness
do it everyday
in abandoned apartments

writing all our names
on the ramparts, lost in

fighting all the pain
in the vein -- can't stop it

can't stop it
can't stop it

Can't stop
Can't put the kibosh
No I can't do a lot
Can't stand in one spot, can't

ask for a hand
For the fear of being caught
But I'm not really sure
If I want to take a shot but

one -
what the fuck am I doing here?
I don't even know where to go
Just disappear -

a breath in the air
while the rest don't care
but they best prepare

-walking down
in the alley of a hideaway
dogs on the prowl
for the same
kind of migraine
-
See her there
Led astray, try to find a lane
Doesn't even know where she is
In society

now I wonder what she got up in her shoulder bag, I
don't even care if anybody told her not to lag
walk alone in places that she never thought she'd want to roam
turning off her phone because the battery is running low

- now I'm
watching from the shadows cause I
have to have another dose and
stay alive for long enough and
now she feels a running ghost I'm

ready cause it's unbeknownst to her
- slowly approaching the curve
But she starts to quicken

pace and
Now my heart can feel the burn and
She's part - of the chase
And it's probably gonna hurt

But she screams for help
And when I grab her by the purse
She turns into ashes-
And scatters to the earth

a flame burns in the darkness
do it everyday
in abandoned apartments

writing all our names
on the ramparts, lost in

fighting all the pain
in the vein -- can't stop it
can't stop it
can't stop it
Track Name: Azn Pride 2.0 (ft. Andrew Huang & Gunnarolla)
Asian – Andrew Huang & Gunnarolla

0:18
It’s NLJ
Andrew Huang
And Gunnarolla.

You want to know how we do it so well?
You want to know what our ancient secret is?
You want to know how we got these mad skills?

Kickin ass & passin math tests it isn’t hard
I’m the reason that your teacher didn’t get fired
Now the black and pallid kids copy this style
And by that, I mean the answers to the problems

My coordination and reaction time is crazy
I’m sure you’re hatin cause I’m passing you daily
Up in the library on my iphone and then
All the blonde girls drop out of bio-chem

We’re not different? - You should look again
Tell me who is French, who is British, and American
Reppin Vietnamese, jumping off a riverbend, I’m
not Jesus, Asian Superman equivalent

I can’t hear you over how good I’m playing every
thing
Well you could - say I’m always Super Saiyan x3
- afro ninja asked me how to backflip
but I didn’t tell him how to do the other half of it

From Ni Hao to Xin Chao
Do we bow and kneel down?
No! Unless it’s to our mother father elders
-
We know you’re mad but you can’t help it
Azn pride stays alive, why you so jealous?

I’m coming in for Round 2
cause huang means yellow or gold – stack that
You know this fellow is bold – rap that
spitting with venom and soul, yes he can rhyme
Warrior brawn in bronze skin – that’s a tan line

Plus the brain, you know it’s part and parcel
Always training cause my arts are martial
Hair dark as charcoal and I’m partial to being sharp
Got these throwing stars in the arsenal

Multisyllabic collateral, a tyrannical animal
Add it up, my rap is so mathematical
I’m a ninja, stealthily dropping it hotter than all of ya
Got to be watching around the clock, I might singe ya

I got that one-two one-two, a mic check and a punch
I know kung fu
a-z-n, no fake pretense, some meditation to help and make me zen,
I stay gold

From Ni Hao to Xin Chao
Do we bow and kneel down?
No! Unless it’s to our mother father elders
-
We know you’re mad but you can’t help it
Azn pride stays alive, why you so jealous?

It’s Gunnarolla with that AZN style
got a look that’s so versatile
Fake glasses, hair for every occasion
Mother father GQ ichiban AZN

We do it best and so efficiently
So don’t be pressed, mad jealousy
Food, cars, made in China, Japan
Brands so high in demand, we taking over this land

And now we dominate the music scene
From k-pop to a-pop and everything in between
East to west, imported from overseas
I think I know that you want to be azn please

Naega jeil jal naga

yeah I know that you want to be AZN please

From Ni Hao to Xin Chao
Do we bow and kneel down?
No! Unless it’s to our mother father elders
-
We know you’re mad but you can’t help it
Azn pride stays alive, why you so jealous?
Track Name: Hey Bro, Check Out My Track
I'm only 13 years old and I like to produce dubstep.
I've been producing for about 2 days and I think this is the best dubstep track ever made
Holy shit this is the best dubstep track I've ever made and I just got FL studio demo version.
Mainstream dubstep all sounds the same, so mine is really different
Samples and presets are too expensive so all of my stuff is from scratch
I don't like to watch tutorials so I can figure out how to make my own sounds
I don't want to sound like any other producer so I don't try to imitate them
Hey man check out my track, it's the best dubstep track ever made. I'm gonna go ahead and post this comment on every one of your tracks.

- your bass sounds are really low quality
- These VSTs so obsolete
you can't go with a demo version
of a program stolen with bittorrent

- don't add so much distortion
louder doesn't-mean-it's-better sorted

- and be sure to sidechain the bass
to the kick so it doesn't clip in its place

Then you separate - all the highs and the lows
With an equalizer to divide what sounds go where

- to make a sweet dub track
You got to take the time to learn from scratch

Watch tutorials
Read some forums
- It should be as high of quality
As those who made you want to start producing, right?

- your snares and kicks are bad
- You need a sample pack
Of sounds that have-a-little depth and punch
Cause your track isn't best with demo drums

"drum packs are expensive man."
Then why are you producing then?
If you're not willing to spend loose change or cash
- you're not serious about producing tracks

- "I make my synths from scratch."
- that's sick, but they sound like crap
- You don't need-to-use-a preset patch
But learn how they made it so it sounds like that

- "fuck you, I worked hard on this."
- you just asked for my thoughts on it
I'm trying to help but if you're gonna get mad
Go ahead and be an ass, and good luck with that

- It's really not complex
- Just take the things I said
add a little sweep and double up the kicks
then make sure that it sounds something like this

Everything should peak around -3db
For the mix when you're mastering
"I never master my tracks."
That explains a lot
It sounds like trash cans and machine gun shots

"I don't want to sound like everybody else."
There's a thousand producers like yourself
Who make shit tracks - spam the walls
Of producers who want to take time on songs

- you don't want to sound very mainstream
but you call it dubstep, it should be high quality
- Sounding like shit doesn't make you rare
If it's boring conforming then no one will care

- Be unique with good VSTs
drum samples, and good mixing
Do some research for mixing headphones
And studio monitors in your bedroom

- This shit is not complex
- Listen to what I said
- "hey Josh, so I took your advice
and made this track, I think it sounds nice."

Holy crap, you really came back
Glad you took what I said and made that
Yeah I could definitely make a rap
Wait a minute -- I'm the one that made this track

- You stole my free download
And told people it was your own
Hello?
Hello?
Where'd he go?
Track Name: All Bronze Everything
Yeah we party like it’s
1912 in
A parallel universe
Excelled in tech-nology
For the human worth
1
It could be a utopia
But we love the
Capital and social lust
yeah you know what’s up

Man and machine, can’t stand
the elite in need of
Slave labor to build skyscrapers

automatons
robotic arms
you can call me

Industrial baller
rock a monocle, top hat, and some goggles

Mightier than gods, only reason and logic
Guarded like the Dwemers, but we live longer
This is where the West, gets even wilder
You don’t know my style?

You got a .45?
I pop muskets
You ride a g6
I pilot airships
Rapture to Eden to Dunwall Metropolis
This one is for the lower class, fuck the opulence

You wearin gold dude?
Man that’s old school
You got a platinum chain
Damn that’s a shame

You could say that I am livin in a different world
Yo shit ain’t original
Diamonds and some pearls? I’m rocking

All bronze everything
All bronze everything
All bronze everything

I’m rockin
All bronze everything
All bronze everything
All bronze everything

You know that brown leather’s
certified.
see the gears turning in your mind.
we riding on a zeppelin
firing all these cannons
You try to make me land it
Cause your bike is running ragged

I’m sellin these
Haters never want to see
Noticing I
Just bought a model T
Throw some gears on dat bitch

Just bought a Motorwagon
Throw some gears on dat bitch

Now we bring you up to speed
see

You wearin gold dude?
Man that’s old school
You got a platinum chain
Damn that’s a shame

You could say that I am livin in a different world
Yo shit ain’t original
This entrepreneur is rocking

All bronze everything
All bronze everything
All bronze everything

I’m rockin
All bronze everything
All bronze everything
All bronze everything


I wouldn’t
think that you are aware of them
Solving the Machinarium
Couldn’t see the problem?
Ha, hilarious.

Forget a patent
You couldn’t imagine
Electric invention
Or mid-air suspension
But tell me now
Who is the best?
Would it be
Tesla or would it be Edison?

I’m riding Titanic
But don’t try to panic
We flying through outer space

- My carriage be carried
by robotic horses so
you know that
I can be saying that

Smart phones are dumb machines
Bitch, I own a submarine
And you know I’m rockin brass copper
Bronze everything

Science is not an occult enterprise like alchemy. It's not for nobles or royals in their palaces or monks in their cathedrals. Science is neither a faith nor sorcery. It is a provable fact that can transfigure and transform us at our very core. All the suffering of humanity; the ages of misery and darkness; science can change that. But what use is it if we don't bring its power to everyone? Mankind everywhere is in desperate need. They are waiting for the blessing of science. The entire world is waiting for the power of Steam Castle
You wearin gold dude?
Man that’s old school
You got a platinum chain
Damn that’s a shame

You could say that I am livin in a different world
Yo shit ain’t original
This is for my girls that’s rockin

All bronze everything
All bronze everything
All bronze everything

I’m rockin
All bronze everything
All bronze everything
All bronze everything
Track Name: Thirst for Knowledge
Bias
Ignorance
Denial
Indoctrination

Arrogance
Inexperience
I am s et in my ways
I am uneducated

I am uneducated

I am uneducated
The day I became that ward of the state
Was the day I was born - formed out of rape
But they forced her to wait for abortion in-state.

the image they inspired had filled her with hate
So she kept me alive to be given away
Months go by with the years and the days
I don’t know why this appeared to be fate

longed for a home, it was near too late
I had grown too violent, fearing to stay
In one place – with no soul to blame, try
to-explain this way of life is in vain

Thoughts of God with
Alcohol
I wander on
Roxonol and octagons
Brown crystal balls, no different walls
Just prison halls

I am uneducated

cause nobody gave a fuck about me
never think I won’t cut you for money on the street
to survive in the heat, no life will be deemed
as important, ensuring my mouth to feed

spend it all on tar and meat
the things that I eat that sing me to sleep
artificial chemical preservative kept for
the people like me, never knowing any better than

commercials seen on the TV screens
hurtful to be on the TNT
I begin to breed these conspiracies made of
racism, bigotry, anything that isn’t me

but I’m the nigger, the faggot,
The spic, the cracker
The catholic hobo, gook, jew, and paki
No common sense of the consequence
When the cops arrest me for intolerance

never been desired by a woman
so I’ll try to just force her to do it
the beginning of the ignorant cycle commences
wishing my existence had died at conception

and she was dumb enough to walk at night
maybe she didn’t have a choice
she should’ve never grew up in this neighborhood
she should’ve had someone to teach her
you think I care what will happen?
No one cared for me
And no one will care for him
No one will be smart enough to care for him
He will be uneducated

I am uneducated

Bias
Ignorance
Denial
Indoctrination

Arrogant
Inexperienced
Set in my ways
I am uneducated