Improper Conduct

by Heit & Cheri

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Heit & Cheri's debut album, "Improper Conduct," infuses the listener with socio-politically conscious lyrics via a combination of rap and singing arrangements influenced by elements of Blues, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Techno, and Electronica. "Improper Conduct" features tracks produced by Heit The Great, with the exception of two produced by Ay B.

In their own words, Heit & Cheri explain, "We need to see a change in the social and political systems of the world. 'Improper Conduct' is the only way for there to be any significant change, because being ‘proper’ implies adherence to the status quo, which leaves things unchanged. Making the album the way we did it, it’s clear that it’s not something that you’ve heard before. It’ll be new to your ears, and we’re looking forward to giving our listeners a view of the world from our perspective. Even the fashioning of its release and marketing is nontraditional—improper—in terms of the music business. Ultimately, we want to take the listeners on a journey with us, and in the end, challenge them to step away from the collective thought of the masses and assert themselves as thinking individuals.”


released October 11, 2012

All tracks produced by Heit The Great, except "Not Human" and "No Vision," which were produced by Ay B.



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Heit & Cheri Dallas, Texas

Heit is a producer/rapper/songwriter, with close to two decades of experience creating music. Cheri is a singer/songwriter who has always enjoyed experiencing music in one form or another all of her life. Together, Heit & Cheri found their musical collaboration a natural extension of providing social and political commentary via their website and podcast. ... more

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Track Name: World Of Music (Cooperative Lovers)
When I stepped into your world
When I stepped into your world
When I stepped into your world
Music unfurled

[Verse: Cheri]
On the day that you invited me to go with you
I strepped into a scene, a dream, a fantasy come true
The SCALES of happiness, BALANCED by the SOUND of SYMPHONIES
Always there for me, with a moving BEAT, clapping hands and feet

And when it's time to slow it down,
In the quiet, no one else around,
You caress my EAR and lay me down
I'd stay forever here, always around

[Hook: Cheri]
CoOPERAtive lovers (coOPERAtive lovers)
CoOPERAtive lovers (coOPERAtivelovers)
When I stepped into your world
MUSIC unfurled

[Verse: Cheri]
Keeping all my secrets, what I confess to you
We're in another dimension, different things hold true
Feels so good, with your MELODIES inside me
Moving, in slow motion, sets us free as we can be

And when it's time to slow it down,
In the quiet, no one else around,
I feel no fear, my feet off the ground
I'd stay forever here, always around


[Verse: Heit]
This world is much better than the one I come from
The SONGS of the caged bird strum my earDRUM
What got 'em in the PEN, probably [violins]
Or simply selling ROCK, with no ALTERNATIVE
Before I met this road, construction workers had to go
And operate the MIXER to [guitar] by the load
As I ROLL, I observe many [cymbals] of creation
And wasted [BASS]heads with TRACKS on embraces
The many shades of BLUES of the sky, oh my
I think I might've died to reach this STAGE of my life
I finally found the place where I can properly KICK it
When I lay the HAT down, I won't REST til you tip it
The SPEAKER's on the stage, and I'm running down my NOTES
And a LETTER to the presidential STAFF that I wrote
It's a great wealth of beauty when we CRASH into each other
Everything's in HARMONY, coOPERAtive lovers

When I stepped into your world
When I stepped into your world
When I stepped into your world
The music unfurled
Track Name: Not Human
(Ohhhhhhhhh ohhhhhh)

[Hook: Cheri]
We're not, human in your eyes
You find joy in our demise
Batons fly, some die, we fight to survive
All the while, still deprived
You call us names just to sell the lie

[Verse: Heit]
Watch out for Porky, he'll slaughter you in public
And, I don't care if Miss Piggy is a puppet
The puppetmasters, done got 'em all corrupted
Unarmed, ain't doing nothing, they beat you 'cause they love it
But that's if you're lucky, With some, they just start busting
You can't because he's dead, But just ask Trent Buckins
The mentally ill they will kill 'Cause outlaws be in law
Hold up, I just wanna give a big "Fuck you!" to a bitch named Sara Bradshaw
Their favorite word is "justified" Lawyers, police, judges lied
That's exactly a Government-sanctioned homicide
The media's complicit, In covering up the trash
"Arrested for weed two years ago, So the police beat his ass"
Just because they heard it Some people say he deserve it
Well you got a couple tickets They should beat you for that purpose
Legislation's moot, that's what authority does
Capitalist vampires searching for some blood


[Verse: Heit]
Don't matter if you students protesting tuition rates
If you challenge the status quo You gone meet your fate
And that's a nightstick. And you might, get hit with a taser
Or get sprayed in the face, an involuntary pepper taster
That's the way that they raise the pigs
In the pigsty academy They telling you to praise 'em
But they beneath you They're devils in disguise
With a badge, who deserve a red dot between the eyes
No lies (recognize) They trying to drop us all like flies
And if you like my kind, Black or brown, We're ones who they despise
Increasing brutality and incarceration
To reap the benefits and pay for their childrens' education
But don't forget the investors
Who profit the most Every time they lock us in concrete Hell, preferably forever
They think they clever But it ain't what'cha figure
Tell 'em, "Point 'em out, whose at fault?"
They say, "Nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger!"

[Hook x2]
Track Name: No Vision
[Hook: Cheri]
Been thinking about conditions
That keep us in this position
We don't think enough, don't search enough
Don't seek enough, no vision!

Been thinking about conditions
That keep us in this position
We don't think enough, don't search enough
Don't seek enough, no vision!

[Verse: Heit]
Open your eyes to see everything I can see
So everytime I speak, you'll say "Well obviously..."
I took a lot of time to search, I research and then re-search
And don't regurgitate phony statements that causes us to be hurt
See we work, then rework, but him, why doesn't he work?
While she works for less pay, and works the same that we work
And the nerve of these jerks, vacay and get the perks?
Our backs and our feet hurt, no wonder why we go b-serk
This ain't just some knee-jerk reaction of the classless
Upper classes got the assets and restrict us of access
Program us to want excess, while barely got a mattress
To sleep on, with no heat on, but best-dressed rentin' an address
These issues we must address and force our way to redress
'Cause the stress will bust pipes, so we must fight or be less
Unless you believe it just is what it is
Do nothing, but say "Bye, bye!" to your kids...


[Verse: Heit & Cheri]
I know I gotta think for myself (yeah)
I won't leave it to no one else (nope)
My mind is free, but I paid the price (yeah)
Reading (reading), seeking (seeking), dreaming (dreaming), thinking (thinking)
Axiom (Axiom) Amnesia (Amnesia)
Axiom (Axiom) Amnesia (Amnesia)
Axiom (Axiom) Amnesia (Amnesia)

Give the media some propaganda they can feed to ya
And you're so freaking ignorant, you take it and you eat it up
Cover it up in idioms, spreading bad bacterium
Tryna infect the rest of us, with social delirium
But I'm never fearing 'em, intelligence protection
My mental capacity's the most dangerous weapon
Be sure I'm always firing back, aiming at your lenses
Kill all ya stupid cliches and general consensus

Track Name: Get Out The Vote
[Verse: Heit]
Come on people take a ride, see drug deals and homicide
Going outside is suicide, on some vote we can rely
So disenfranchised, or unemployment still rise
Lost a car and lost a job, plus the rent is sky high
Most don't even own a home, some still owe on student loans
Jobs say "felons, peace, be gone," bill collectors on the phone
Poverty ain't mentioned, we poor as shit you politic
We ain't in the middle class, fuck Obama, fuck a Mitt
Put them first and put us last, kissing campaign donors' ass
Always saying Main Street, but MLK is where we at
50 years and little change, politics a rich man game
Ain't got money, you ain't playin
They say just vote, or don't complain
Elections are just for show, ignore those who don't have dough
Campaign stopping at Starbucks, but won't go to the corner sto
Where we shoppin' at the bottom, cheerin' on your career options
We know we'll never have options, all our votes and always problems

[Hook: Cheri]
We don't know which way is best to go
But one thing is fo' sure, it won't be settled by a vote
Stop asking for your say, and take what's yours
Don'cha know the ballot ain't the source
It can't be the only recourse

[Verse: Heit]
When we say how broke we are, they say diplomas take you far
No money to fund the schools, but always some to stay at war
Enough for movies full of stars, network news is selling fear
Need some places to play ball, a new stadium every year
Plus we gotta go to Mars, we might see some water there
A billion don't have some to drink, water's right here everywhere
Millions die with hunger pains, food in multi-acre squares
Streams and ponds get filled with rain, but somebody say it's theirs
They say to live you must compete, "you don't work then you don't eat"
You think all we do is sleep, some work all day and still don't eat
Be wealthy because your dad or mother, be po' 'cause your dad or mother
Everybody cast yo ballots fa folks who defend that structure
They say that the strong survive, we are weak that's why we rot
Economy's dependent on having haves and have-nots,
Have-nots can't make a living, "it's survival of the fittest"
'Cause yo parents own a business we should think that you're the fittest?


[Verse: Cheri]
You wanna believe, the solution to our problem is
To trust the system to fix the disparages,
The disparages, the disparages
You wanna believe they'll keep most of their promises
Trust the system to make amends,
Make amends, make amends
They make you believe, that it's all just fairplay
Just trust the system, just trust the system,
And you'll be equal come someday
But just wait and see, you're giving all your power away
By trusting the system, damn you should listen
You're gonna stay in the same state!

Track Name: Get Up

(Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh)
(You got it all inside of you)
(You'll be amazed by what you can do)

You got it all inside of you
You'll be amazed by the things you can do

[Verse: Heit]
Despite the gloom and the stress, we know that we ain't less
Make something from this mess long as the heart beat in the chest
We count all the blessings from dead people who taught us lessons
Use the noggin, no more guessing, we research to answer questions
Investments, and interest in the future
The brain's a terrific tool to use, the most powerful computer
Connect with one another, so we function like medullas
Tutors to the children from Chicago to Fallujah
History won't lose ya, knowledge won't confuse ya
Universe won't excuse ya, but also won't refuse ya
Claim it like the roosters, get dressed and tie ya shoes up
Lift spirits up and turn the world around like Punky Brewster
When you start to lose faith, remind yourself that you are great,
With the weight of the freight on your shoulders, just skate
Just skate uphill, cause greatness is a climb
Every time you fall down, say one mo time

[Hook: Cheri]
I feel like I lived a thousand years,
I feel like I cried ten thousand tears,
But every time I feel like giving up,
I think about the ones who don't have enough,
I know sometimes life can be rough,
That's why you gotta tell yourself to get on up,
Get up! (x7)

[Verse: Cheri]
All you're dealing with, is not the same old laundry list,
You might be shy, no confidence, or finding everything is tense
But it let's them gain at your expense
It's time to reach beyond the noise, you gotta get up and find your voice
Seeking knowledge is a choice, you'll need to travel uncharted course
But when you arrive the rewards all yours


[Verse: Heit]
My life ain't a waste, I'm more than what they portray
I'm a human who deserves life no matter where I stay
Drive and determination, no matter what they say
I'm valuable, priceless, no matter what they pay
My pride and dignity, is something they can't slay
Infinite bright light, not a one way ray
You a fool if you think I'ma sit back and lose
I live by the guidelines of breaking unfounded rules
With the truth on my side, reality won't die
Deceptions and lies, I feed cyanide
Each time I cried, strength was added to my stride
All the times it's been rough, friction turned it to a slide, now I glide
The sky ain't the limit, 'cause I fly
To the depths of outer space, left material world behind
True forms, wavelengths, oscillating signs
Body, brain, mind, whoop all combined