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“…If you’ve not got ‘Code Switchin” yet consider it an essential part of your exit-pass from 2017. Superb.” – DJ MAG Hip Hop Single Of The Month October 2017..

“[Code Switchin’] It’s by @mad_wash @DefPresse – bit addicted to it myself ;)” –Nemone Metaxas BBC6 19 May 2017

“Code Switchin showcases beats from the tailored UK producer that man monkz who has worked with names like Eric Rico and Toddla T. Like all the best concept projects, Code Switchin stands out from a sea of inept white noise. In fact, with its nod to old skool sensibilities it is the verbals that shine in Code Switchin. Of course, we know that rap and poetry are synergic disciplines. With the Paris based wordsmith Malik, the synergies are glaring. His slightly gravely vocals reminiscent of Wu Tang in their pomp blare out in gorgeous tailored syntax.”-Itchy Silk

“New York-Yorkshire monopoly Madison Washington show the power of non-conformity on the ‘Code Switchin’ EP, a half dozen shake up where Malik Ameer and thatmanmonkz keep their cool when mixing rolling funk and flows, and creating scenes with arch alchemy.” –Rapture & Verse

“On Madison Washington’s distinctive ‘Code Switchin’, Malik Ameer is on wheat/chaff sorting duties with a gravelled larynx unafraid to put it on the Ritz, with thatmanmonkz planing down a double bass on the boards until it’s dagger sharp. ” –Monolith Cocktail

Madison Washington, the duo from New York and Sheffield is Malik Ameer, an emcee from California/New York and producer/DJ thatmanmonkz from Sheffield, England.

Malik Ameer is an established emcee in the experimental rap/jazz scenes of California and NYC. An internationally published poet that also hosts and curates Poets Live in Paris, France (the oldest running Anglophone reading series in Paris). As a producer and emcee, Malik’s worked with Leron Thomas, Jamika Ajalon, Jonathan Finlayson, Lorin Benedict, Josh Jones, Daniel Belquer, Otayo Dubb, Bayonics and Balance. He is the founder and editor for several lit journals in New York and Paris as well as writing for the likes of The Rumpus, PANK, Maintenant 11, Multiracial Media, and Onslaught Press.

thatmanmonkz deejays internationally and has found critical acclaim with several of his house tracks on his label Shadaleaf Records as well as his most recent album ‘Columbusing’. Working alongside artists such as Ta'raach, Erik Rico, Dave Aju, Nikki O, Pete Simpson, Khalil Anthony, Toddla T, Serocee…

Code Switchin’ marks an adventure into the duo's love of Hip-Hop. A thoroughly modern sound with a respectful glance at Hip-Hop’s past.


released June 23, 2017

Madison Washington - Code Switchin' EP
Def Pressé

1) Code Switchin' (North Star Bop)
2) monarchy
3) Lotus In The Slums
4) Cloaked Up
5) Travellers Cloak
6) iAncient

All tracks Written and Produced in New York, Paris, and Sheffield by Madison Washington.

Vocals by Malik Ameer.
Music by thatmanmonkz.
Additional instrumentation on 2,6 by Malik Ameer.
Guitar on 5 by Matt Fidler.
Outro skit on 4 by Vooda and The Enlightened Child.
Outro skit on 6 by Asukaya Bailey.
Mastered by Leon Atter for B.A.M.
Cover Art by Alex Deforce.
Designed by Tom Dryden

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Madison Washington is the brainchild of thatmanmonkz, a DJ/producer from Sheffield, England, and Malik Ameer, a rapper/poet from Oakland, California now living in Paris, France.

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Track Name: Code Switchin'
And so now the whole premise is
To be the absolute antithesis
And spit that absolute permanent
Limitless= no gimmick shit
Now all of this contemporary madness
Ain’t nothing but bad slave habits
Me? I’m on my Northstar bop
My main medium and apparatus
Is to keep it contrary to the pop
Inspire you to ask if the path is massive enough
((((((( Watch ))))))))
I’m in that Senufo, Fang mask
Tellin you bout the path
Code switchin in and out of they grasp
I’m in that multidimensional
Denyin all the physical
And going into what God has
Planned= No corpse no man
More than that? You sore from rap?
I bring the score= Opera, facts
Slick Rickin in the mirror
No Snow White
Bruce Leroy= Nigga-glow bright
Fuck it glow worm= Nigga-night light
No cartoon post cocoon= Cicada
Birdy spit razors
All force Yoda no lasers
Big Daddy’s swag
Suspenders, slacks, blazers,
And a 44 mag in the bag

Code switchin Zone gettin thick
He twitchin you betta split
No forgettin we at war we in the trench
He go Neo walk up in ya crib in a trench
Talkin bout
Yaaaat dat dah dat dow
Yaaaat dat dah dat dow

Yo, this is not gangsta
This is that thank ya
For pushin my button
I been in construction
I been in the lab
I been with the muhfuckin pen and the pad
I been in that,
“They ain’t give me what a nigga wanted to have”
I been in that
“I’m getcha do the math”
I been in that
“Fuck ya face blow that in half”
I been in that
“Richard Pryor= all fire no laughs”

Yaaaat dat dah dat dow
Yaaaat dat dah dat dow
(((((( Code Switchin )))))))

Yo, I ain’t never cut dope
I’m that field nigga, though
Ain’t never been no cutthroat
Unless it was masters… Cut ropes
No fruit stranger
Even before them straps had them chambers
I prevent the fear from turnin into frustration into anger
In me in you and even in the doppelganger
I bring all of that fire= Kramer
Explode ovens, “He was talkin bout all the shit in the coven”
Who knows? Young mystic
Hang with warlocks and witches
They don’t wanna know which glitch is
The one that’ll get em in danger
Who shot who? Who the one who framed ya?
Who the one that came through with media to blame ya?
He got Cecil’d, huhn? They maimed him
I went Taylor, huhn? I played them
Keys they ain’t never heard and never wanna hear
Just to make ya frequency switch different gears
I am not in years, I am not in math
I am something else that these fuckas cannot grasp
I am in that question that they scared to ask
I am in that weapon that they scared to blast
I am code switchin like that wino
Who got shine though when he downs the flask
Code switchin like Shango
Brandishin the Ax
Track Name: monarchy
I never been into royalty
And they ain’t never been into me
I never been into royalty
And they ain’t never been into me
I never been into royalty
And they ain’t never been into me
I never been into royalty
And they ain’t never been into me

Yo, I am no king
I am a traveler
Intergalactic web unraveler
Ixchel speak in spells to me
I arrived here through the Shen ring
(Oooooo oui, ooooooo lala)
We? No I am not he
Not the Last Dragon
No I’m not braggin
Like that,
I’m what Enoch feared would happen
I disappeared then came right back
Appearin mad hipster
Baldhead Moorish beard
Lookin all weird
(Ambiguous mixtures)
Never celebrate them murderous characters
Known as the monarchies

I am not a street dude
No hood fantasies
I am he who
Seeped through the fabric
Many years ago
In Spanish Harlem
When I was weavin
((( Khemetic magic ))))))
Sage on mine spittin Sumerian lines
While most my friends was flashin off white lines
Abusin they mind
I was in the center of them salt circles
Going A.A.= all alchemy
Drinkin that purple= I was on my Abramelin
Doin that Saint Germain, Magellan
Drunk as Sun House yellin
On Howling Wolf hecklin Dionysius
So capricious= about my fight with tomorrow=Apollo

If you knew me when I was all political
You know ain’t nothin changed
Except I revitalized my vehicle
As if I was off needles in reverse
Used to always be on my astral
Until I met a Taurus
Hathorin now I’m down to earth, planet
Branchin out goin back to the grain
I own a plantation and a mine
I call it my body and brain
120s 360s I be teachin them thangs
My students be like, I googled you
I be like, Cloak up. This is not a game
I have no regrets my stress is strategy
I’ve made an ally of my anxiety
Got a variety of jewels that I can offer
My art is my children God bless my god daughter
Best rapper alive is her father
(((((( WHAT UP T ?))))))
The truth be
We was in the future in the past= Shen Rings
We travelled through those multidimensional gashes
Laughs is our spaceship-
Dick Gregory’s face is the face of god
And that’s just basic mathematics
And the monarchy has this
Locked up
That’s why they feed their gods gold
And enslave us for energy control
Track Name: Lotus in the Slums
Lotus In The Slums
Ain’t no rules for us= Contradiction
Only rule was bust= Provide prescriptions
Even if no audience listen= Glisten glow
Even if ya by ya self in the mirror let ya otha self know
That you the beast of the show
Turn the lights on, lights out Bloody Mary,
Candyman, Suicide bomber= don’t stand near me
I’m in the church goin verse for verse with God’s mamma
Rebirth= Coya, Isis, Yemaya, Mary
All my goons in the trap hear me
Fuck that, all my alley cats is really
Jaguars, pumas, lions, cheetahs, hyenas
No theory= Dennis Leary before the agent
I’m in dead end bar going pagan
Now they want organization?
That’s Nancy Reagan, “Just say no.”
Even the wind blow= Dolphy
I’m in Peru Ilatecha steppin loftly
Ya ya ya lost me –No.
They wanna teach me
How to control the force= Wan Obi
Tell Bird to control the horse
I’m Don Quixote & C.S. Lewis
Bout to lose it doin that great dope movement
Yo, push it up then push it down
I got no muscles= all I got is a vibrant crown

We goin lotus in the slum sun
We goin lotus in the slum sun
We goin lotus in the
We goin lotus in the slum sun
We goin lotus in the slum sun
We goin lotus in the

I’m beyond a monster
Play games= Contra
Kill me? I’ll haunt ya
Come back as a priestess of Tantra
This beast is beyond Ayahuasca
The goddess that I build with heal shit
No mantra, no surgery-she speak to me often= all urgency
Like, “Tell em what I tell ya but don’t ever ask why”
I never ask. She say, “You know your path=
Save Zelda, Brunehilde - fuck it, Esmerelda
Fuck it, Oshun awaken Pannonica from her new cocoon
Go in Billie Holiday= no spoon, Oshun
these muhfuckas in between the new moons
I do Dune spice mélange= My word is my bond
Raise the maze jank all them eaters from her path
I’m Hiroshima if no bomb had blown that up
Imagine life with no Vietnam war, Sun
Yo, I’m in the after effects of a religion
That killed all of the children of the God’s children
To make us respect (((( THE WAR ON GODS ))))))
They won- but not really cuz we one, now
So every 1 as long I’m goin Sun y’all go Sun- But now…
Track Name: Cloaked Up
I’m Cloaked Up
Y’all gone make me come out my cloak
I’m Cloaked Up
Y’all gone make me come out my cloak
I’m Cloaked Up
Y’all gone make me come out my cloak
I’m Cloaked Up (Then I’ma just come out my throat)

It’s the return of them healers
Call us anything ya want
But never ever call us drug dealers
Call us when you get that sickness
And you will get this Condor fitness
No filters, I’m young Ibis= Mejor
Endless premise senor
I spit significant remnants
Of all those things that you’re
Made of, I rock in clubs
For them original doctors
Them communers of them in between worlds
Playin astral soccer
Neither boy nor girl all stone
Turquoise flesh obsidian bones
Silver hair, gold eyes- no flesh
Chewin on Iboga drinkin Pisca Coca
Our audience is all on that Ayuwhasca
We Cloaked Up We Cloaked Up

This ain’t music
This is auditory agriculture
Go green movement
Them mountain monks to high to come down
But when they do you know they bring profound
Condor Ibis information
Killin all them vultures bringin back the sanctions
Of that actual pterodactyl
Exposin ancient fractals
You know we always destroy crowns
And false priesthoods that think they down
Just cuz the beads rockin secrecy
We talk transparently
Quartz brain obsidian main
Neural activity all gains
We know that death hurts men
That’s for certain
But it ends nothin
Heaven is a mindstate you can activate
By pushin that Neter button

The Neter button
It’s not for nothin
The Neter button
It’s not for nothing
Track Name: Travellers Cloak
Travellers Cloak
Travel with me= Cloak
Travel with me= Cloak
Travel with me= Cloak
Travel with me= cccccc cloak

Grafitti on the mudhut
No armor= ancient jewels gettin dug up
We all farmers= Earth god love us
Cave dwellas Swamp yellas
You know the endgame is
The end of all games those fellas
Who tell ya any different
Is doin all they can to prevent the shift when
Myth-men mix in
To this current paradigm= To dare the times of now
To do that ancient dance of the cosmic cow
Bow, before them charged boulders= Door’s Ways
Knock and stomp 3 times before the mountain explores
The standin wave and lets you in
Understand that these are not caves

Yo, I’m in my travelers cloak
Spittin naked language= hope
Sacred gang shit= nope?
Hunter Society= quote
Silence is the key to get goin, gone
Listen and watch and in between the distance of
Action and thought
The movement of a pawn
Horus bringin forth dawn
In a fraction of a fraction
That which lives will not
And so on, But real talk
Sealed with chalk= Charcoal crossed
Heart of gold false= Children of the lost Tribe
know the basic instructions before leaving earth is no jive
And so we no die= We go beehive
All for the natural queen
See thee five eyes of the first machine
If we are really hybrids androiding
Why are we avoiding that unseen programmer
That’s why I do no grammar
I am really all commands: Forward slash
kiss my ass you can get the hand
Track Name: iAncient
Who them cats?
Them them cats
That do that
Mystic rap
And the tracks
Is made by that
Man named monkz
That man named monkz

Yo, iAncient
So, iSanction
To bring ya back to them days before the Motorola
Before that iPhone
Me? iZone
Back to that 4track Tascam Bedrock Bambam
Eyes roam= to keep an eye out for them rollers
Sammy D= Dinosaur= Empire in the war
Who more moor than me? Zaryeb
When I breethe y’all Gs who be 33s get 44s
Milarepa rap= Hafiz= Y’all freeze=
to them knees= Prostrate
Freestyle= no mind= no crown
Who great? Who cares= The child of 89
So frown up for that what? Boogie Down
Nobody’s smiling= Ancient wild stylin
Time travel spit gravel= Akhenaton profilin

While them
other cats get to wildin
Tyring to aim and shoot
I rock divine attributes
Of what ya can’t compute
Burn and loot until them fuckers turned him loose
Turned it up= Even when we burnt to dust
All medium comedians sunset Pryor
To that one bet that destroyed the devil
Sun Ra of this rap shit= Mr. Robot hack shit
Yeah I’m on that level= Egg of Ra cracked it
Nephilim Too Tall Mack shit=
God body in the Cadillac see the fact is=
North Oakland, New York, London, Berlin, Paris
Stay on that black shit= Luxor, rock Thor, Dogon
Seraphim cherish, rap is not for the muthafuckas
who ain’t Sphinxing- I’m internet linked in=
Myths & Legends. I am what the priests seek
in their reverend= Enter atmosphere Nigga Shine
I land on the beet and do the nine= Sunman
Came to beast master= Conan.

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