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Sevyn Streeter: Prolly feat. Gucci Mane

“Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they’ve personally been through. That’s where I write from,” Amber ‘Sevyn’ Streeter says. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to tracks for an elite roster of R&B players including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and Estelle. But today, she is perched atop a control board at Hollywood’s famed Record Plant Studios previewing tracks from her as-yet-untitled Atlantic Records debut. Raised outside of Orlando in the close-knit city of Haines City, Streeter — like so many of the greats before her — cultivated her voice in church as a young girl finding inspiration from already iconic voices in gospel, R&B and pop. When asked who influenced her the most, she lights up as she quickly rattles off an impressive list: Yolanda Adams, the Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, the Winans Family, Micheal Jackson, Celine Dion, Brandy and, naturally, Whitney Houston.

Sevyn Streeter: Prolly feat. Gucci Mane

By the time she was nine, Streeter already knew she wanted to sing for a living. She competed on the legendary talent show “Showtime at the Apollo” at the young age of 10. Opting to sing “My Funny Valentine,” she tied for first place. She eventually inked a deal with an Orlando production company and as a teenager landed a spot in TG4, the all-girl answer to B2K. Though the girls opened for Bow Wow and B2K and landed a single on the charts, it didn’t quite work out. After being convinced by her cousin to put the music she was writing and recording on her own on MySpace – he did it himself after he couldn’t sell her on the idea — she heard from producer Rich Harrison (Beyonce, Amerie, Jennifer Lopez) about a group he was hoping to put together. He would call the group RichGirl.

Sevyn Streeter: Prolly feat. Gucci Mane [Official Music Video]

The four-piece had the harmonies of Destiny’s Child, the hard beats of TLC and the sultriness of En Vogue. And while Streeter and the girls built a loyal fanbase with a handful of hard-knocking singles, a number of tracks that leaked online, and a plum spot opening for Beyonce on her 2009 tour, the girls disbanded and their Jive Records debut never got released. “We were together for four really long, beautiful years. The label was going through a change. We can’t pinpoint or put it all on one thing in particular,” she admits. “It came down to we love each other, we love music, so let’s just not stop whether we are together or apart.” The group shared management with Chris Brown, which gave Streeter the opportunity to spark a working relationship with the famed singer and performer. She helped him pen six songs on his Grammy Award-winning album, “F.A.M.E.” including singles “Yeah 3x” and “Next to You” and four tracks on Brown’s follow-up effort, “Fortune.” More importantly, her voice can be heard on both albums, and countless others that have hit the Internet.

“What I’ve learned is you can’t always control the order of things. Growing up I always wanted to be a singer, and I’ve done that. But over the past three years I’ve been a writer. I’ve been in RichGirl. I’ve had the honor to be in sessions with great artists,” she says. “We want people to be able to listen from top to bottom. We definitely won’t have them waiting forever.”

Sevyn Streeter: Prolly feat. Gucci Mane Lyrics:
When the revolution comes, when the revolution comes. But until then you know and I know that niggas gon’ party and bullshit, and party and bullshit, and party and bullshit
(Sevyn, Gucci)
Prolly, prolly

Did I go too far tonight?
I don’t know, prolly
Did I almost start a fight?
I don’t know, prolly
Did I spend too much tonight?
I don’t know, prolly
All these niggas tryna fuck?
I don’t know, prolly
Prolly, prolly, prolly, prolly, prolly
I don’t know, prolly

Style so [?], oh I
Feelin’ bent like a limbo, oh my
Careless hands on whips, boy
Cup filled with liquor
He roll his swisher
She owe me like Twista, oh
Falling like that
Flirting with disaster, huh, you bout to cum fast
Hm, ha-ha-ha-ha
Get it by my [?] I don’t like that
I wanna [?] for nothin’
I’m on the edge like a rectangle
Thinkin’ outer lines or somethin’
Prolly, prolly

Did I go too far tonight? I don’t know, prolly
Did I almost start a fight? I don’t know, prolly
Did I spend too much tonight? I don’t know, prolly
All these niggas tryna fuck? I don’t know, prolly
Prolly, prolly, prolly, prolly, prolly I don’t know, prolly

[Gucci Mane:]
I’m in a 4 AAGTB, with my shooter right behind me in a SRT
AK’s, AR’s, 223’s, I’d rather hear Free Gucci than RIP’s
Neck full of stones, RIP to Pimp C
Drunk so many pints damn near OD’d
Now the feds, ATF, and the local police
Say I’m a career criminal, ACC
Party-party-party hard little nigga
I tear the club down then I shut them all down nigga
That’s your girl? That’s your word? I could prolly get her
We in Californ’, then I’m prolly with her
Yeah you gettin’ money but I’m prolly richer
Think Chanel Blue cause I’m prolly bitter
The way she think about it and the way I figure
Ain’t no prolly, I’m that nigga

[Sevyn Streeter:]
Oh-ohh, did I go too far tonight? I don’t know, prolly
Oh-ohh, did I almost start a fight? I don’t know, prolly
Oh-ohh, all these niggas tryna fuck? I don’t know, prolly
Oh-ohh, did I spend too much? Did I spend too much?

Where my breaks at? Where my breaks at?
I got one bottle, two bottles
Three bottles, what’s one more?
In the club now, work tomorrow
So I ain’t [?] now
I’m already out of body. I’m already out of body
Don’t blame me for my desire
When you find me, you’ll find a good time
Prolly

Did I go too far tonight? I don’t know, prolly
Did I almost start a fight? I don’t know, prolly
Did I spend too much tonight? I don’t know, prolly
All these niggas tryna fuck? I don’t know, prolly
Prolly, prolly, prolly, prolly, prolly.
I don’t know, prolly.

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