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Calvin Valentine, aka the Bong Mayer, is one of this generations new breed: producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and emcee. Having already produced for legends like De La Soul & Nas, along with complete albums for Illa J, Calvin recently added his name to production credits in the pop realm with Interscope signee Ryan Beatty’s entire new album being helmed by him. He’s licensed music for Nike, Skype, MTV and more with a sound that lends itself to film and television. But the west coast musician is best known in the beat scene for his uncompromising work behind the boards. The Los Angeles based (by way of Oregon) artist is set for his MMG solo debut “Keep Summer Safe.” On it, Calvin lends his lush production, singing, and rhymes to the stoney late summer nights soundtrack.

Look for the album September 14th on Mello Music Group.

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released September 14, 2018

01. 911 TURBO
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP) & Samuel Kent Waldo for (Samarei Music ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

02. WRONG WAY
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

03. BLUE LABEL
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

04. CHOPPERS IN THE SKY
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

05. NEON
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

06. BAKERY
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

07. FREETHROWS
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP), Danielle Henderson, Samuel Kent Waldo for (Samarei Music ASCAP) and Samuel Life Troxel for Small Hands Big Slaps Music (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

08. LAKE HOUSE
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP) & Ryan Beatty
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

09. KSS
Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

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Produced by Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Written by Gabriel Edelmann for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Mixed by Calvin Valentine @ Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

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Track Name: 911 Turbo
intro:
yeah, pass the bong, this weed is good, uh check it. look.

VERSE 1:

I don't have street cred ..i'm hard to work with, worthless, a asshole I said i'm not worth shit/
I put the work in/
Made it perfect/
Herb lit, locked in Ollie up the curb smooth as cursive/
Curses/
calvy p popping, polo rocking , solo options, few album deals thousands for the feature keep it locked in/
Jumped out the coupe Jaylon whipped like his own/ 150 played in the rarri I felt I was home/
Telly on the mobile phone tell us where to get the alkaline/
Smoked pounds police principle said i'm out my mind/
Outer pocket gold stitched patch outta line out of product
Outta state out the gate
Maureen Ponderosa Pine/
Smoking on the coast and I'm/
Living my life I manifested through rhyme/
Japanese denim on the kicks
Tokyo on face time/
Gel lyte 3's light trees and get to open my mind/
You've never seen a mother (woo) quite like I'm/
Tiger style since a child hobbes calvin and Klein/
Inclined to carry this torch untill i'm torchin the kine/
She read my fortune in the Porsche at an unfortunate times /

HOOK:
Used to be the one that they would call but i'm off that/
Used to be the one that did it all now I fall back/
I once scene man switch up quick on the come up/
Acting like those number are Legit when they run up/
No longer am I down for it /
I won't be around for it/
Cause I'ma grab my bags in the morning/
And i'm going ride/
ride/

VERSE 2:

Big bag of weed I love my tree/
That's just how it be I'm from Eugene/
Live in the moment
Fuck around with the facts not knowing/
Uh got the fat stacks showin' /
Uh better have that rollin' /
Yeah I've been holdin' why bitches trollin' I was just zonin' /
Lightin the roman '/
We was just roamin' /
Before Makonen i was in portland/
Smoking the potent/
Recording performin/
carried a zip like it was legal too/
86'd for fighting with the sound man and Blew the speakers too /
We didn't need a fuckin' hype man
We brought our people through/
I ain't never try to fight man I'ma peaceful dude/
But my crew got wild/
Much love to TxE they made me step up my style/
If you got a quarter then I'd probably smoke a 8th hole/
I don't even talk to talk un less it's pay roll/
Pay Calvy all day don't play with my pesos/ parquet bounce back that's the way the game go


HOOK:

Used to be the one that they would call but i'm off that/
Used to be the one that did it all now I fall back/
I once scene man switch up quick on the come up/
Acting like those number are Legit when they run up/
No longer am I down for it /
I won't be around for it/
Cause I'ma grab my bags in the morning/
And i'm going ride/
ride/


OUTRO:

I be on it, I be on it, Cuase I'm grab my bags in the morning and I'm going ride, ride
Track Name: Wrong Way
HOOK:

I’ve been living life the wrong way/
Woke up to a text said she want me/
Went to sleep that night I was lonely too/
smoking with Bayroo that’s the homie/
Woke up to text said she want me/
Went to sleep that night I was lonely
I’ve been living life the wrong way/
I've been living life the wrong way/


Calvy you’ve been trippin’/
Misinterpreting what your missin’/
Keep your eyes on the Mission/
Some is taken some is giving
How you living?

VERSE 1:

Woke up today like (you know) fuck this rap shit/
I used to think life was all about love and lust, and all that shit/
Come to find out it’s about bills and about these taxes/
And about getting your ass kicked/
Now girl let’s practice/ (playing house)
Uh do a backflip like the
(Olympics)
I wanna see you handstand while your booty shaking
(Specific)
Aw naw there we go again/
Oh shit I’m back on the O’z again/
Oh shit I’m back with the hoes again/
puff Puff that shit then hold it in/
Look cal been on the come up, come up with the bankroll/
rolling up the dank in the back of a Durango wondering where’d my day go/
When I used to keep the fade low/
She was like “god damn how you stay stoned”/
Sometimes wondered the same thing I guess that’s just my way tho/




HOOK:

I’ve been living life the wrong way/
Woke up to a text said she want me/
Went to sleep that night I was lonely too/
smoking with Bayroo that’s the homie/
Woke up to text said she want me/
Went to sleep that night I was lonely
I’ve been living life the wrong way/
I've been living life the wrong way/


BRIDGE:

Calvy you’ve been trippin’/
Misinterpreting what your missin’/
Keep your eyes on the Mission/
Some is taken some is giving
How you living?




VERSE 2:

Used to think life was all about drugs or bust/
Used to think if they were my friends it was someone I could trust/
Found out real quick that this music shit got them switching up/
God damn I’m getting up/ now my phone they hittin up/
Not trying to brag just in my bag weed in the bong/ pen autograph/
the cars that pass/
Start to laugh/
Be in my zone what’s the odds of that/
People told me I should quit I thought I should too/
Luckily I didn’t now where are you?/
Look cal been on the come up, come up with the bankroll/
rolling up the dank in the back of a Durango wondering where’d my day go/
When I used to keep the fade low/
She was like “god damn how you stay stoned”/
Sometimes wondered the same thing I guess that’s just my way tho/




HOOK:

I’ve been living life the wrong way/
Woke up to a text said she want me/
Went to sleep that night I was lonely too/
smoking with Bayroo that’s the homie/
Woke up to text said she want me/
Went to sleep that night I was lonely
I’ve been living life the wrong way/
I've been living life the wrong way/


OUTRO:

Oo I found the one/ Oo Ooo Ooo
Oo I found the one/
Oo Oo Oo
Oo I found the one/
Oo oo oo
Oo I am the one/

Free my mind/ I got to free my mind/
Free my mind/ I got to free my mind
Track Name: Blue Label
VERSE 1:

Blue label buyer/
The shoe game admired/ peep my attire/
Burn Kaya/
Entire catalog set the city on fire/
No lighter my mind elevates higher/
Not a lier/
Look...North West Hippie, gentleman style/
Never pull the Pendelton out/
But Out the Pendelton pouch/
Sticky green buds the scent of an ounce/
Cinnamon skin satin sheets now the adrenaline's out/
Zips to Chicago I was sending them out/
Mason Jars lambs breath, lemon haze,
Grew in front of the house/
Never fronted amounts/
Smoked a blunt and then bounced/
This was like 09 or 08 we were running around/
I was on top of the world but under the ground/
Probably still am/ parlay with Bayroo my Hollywood fam/
He always with the plan/
Blessing on blessing herb in the Sessions we
Hardly in a jam/




HOOK:

Tell me if you want Something you can just hold tight for the rest aye/
I just wanna know I just wanna know/
You're alright with the next phase/
Why just go (Raise It Up in The Sky)
the worlds on fire/ (Geek Down Put It On The line for the time)
(Cal P up int the vibe)
I just know
I’m on fire/ (this shit be on fire)



VERSE 2:

Found a love so divine and.
She step right in like perfect timin/
I've Been here for a minute/
My souls been shinning/
Rose gold bbblow bowls get high an/
Uh use to know a kid named Lymon got to liein'/
Danny painted pink nails passed the assignment/
Trenton dunked the ball man swore he was flying/
And Nick played it slick sun gleamed on his diamonds/
That's where I started this ish is fantastic/
Volume number two to my life is so drastic/
They've been running game but the game it don't last an/
Rotate the record 15
years it's a classic/
Feel you like the first time I heard it/
Love you like the last time it left/
tell me if you want something you could just/
Hold tight for the rest/ let's go


HOOK: x2

Tell me if you want Something you can just hold tight for the rest aye/
I just wanna know I just wanna know/
You're alright with the next phase/
Why just go (Raise It Up in The Sky)
the worlds on fire/ (Geek Down Put It On The line for the time)
(Cal P up int the vibe)
I just know
I’m on fire/ (this shit be on fire)
Track Name: Choppers In The Sky
HOOK: x2
I get low when you get high/ My ride or die
Penny Told Us don't go outside/ choppers in the sky


VERSE:

Got distracted by lust/
Out all summer on crush/
They say calvy you gone/
I said I ain’t doing much/
But I got what I love, I love what I got/
She all that I know/
She all that I want/
We've been picking polo up like I mean all day yeah gotta cop that whole fit/
She been on my gram she going trip/
I be like damn that’s an old pic/
But through the phone it’s so clear/
See the hills on fire with no fear/
Choppers in the sky there so near/
Let’s stay inside like all year..

HOOK: x2
I get low when you get high/ My ride or die
Penny Told Us don't go outside/ choppers in the sky
(catching them clouds)
Track Name: Neon
HOOK:

If Summer fades to fall right/
We going be here all night long/
Said I want Said I want your love/
If i see you runnin’ my mind/
Moving as you pass by/
Shit i want what i want and
I Want your love/

Move on/
Find a place where we can be alone/ (x2)

VERSE 1:

Big body smoking on that good piff/
At the 9 to 5 co workers said they would hit/
I put her in the movie make the boys do a beer run/
bring back the change she going change her appearance/
I would risk it all/
But I don’t wish to fall/
How we out here all alone,
It’s your move make the call/
Put me on the game So we can gain it all/
We can keep it on the low watch summer fade to fall/ awe


HOOK:

If Summer fades to fall right/
We going be here all night long/
Said I want Said I want your love/
If i see you runnin’ my mind/
Moving as you pass by/
Shit i want what i want and
I Want your love/

Move on/
Find a place where we can be alone/ (x2)


VERSE 2:

I just want to know we going steady or what/
Been cool all summer now it’s heating up/
Polo popping tags, shopping bags that clutch/
Now you talking trash you’ve been acting
Sus/
It’s funny how life changes when you really need it/
Funny how seasons change and I stay weeded/
We Met in June flowers bloomed the ground was seeded/
September’s closing in stay the night before you leave it/

HOOK:

If Summer fades to fall right/
We going be here all night long/
Said I want Said I want your love/
If i see you runnin’ my mind/
Moving as you pass by/
Shit i want what i want and
I Want your love/
Track Name: Bakery
HOOK:
uh yea uh,
Get that dough/
Hands in the air spit that flow/
Rolled a few up hit that road/
Advance to the van when we hit that show/
In 2008 we was getting dough/
Shine on these lames they watch it glow/
In 2008 we was getting dough/
Rolled a few up watch it smoke/

VERSE:

Hold up,
Find me on the come up/
Pink lo sweater, swan dive in the lake when the suns up/
Bong hits on the patio / 2000xl plugged into the stereo nicks rolling a blunt up/
Making beats all summer songs all winter/
All winners in this circle of sinners/
Chopped spinners/
no gold we all glitter/
Shine light on the goals they manifest quicker/
On my grind before 2009/
money's always been on my mind/
chakra alined top of the line when i’m rocking a rhyme/
Parlay on the parquet when I’m dropping a dime/
Don’t get offended if you can’t spend it/
The crowd attended to hear Celly blend it/
Stupendous/


HOOK:
uh yea uh,
Get that dough/
Hands in the air spit that flow/
Rolled a few up hit that road/
Advance to the van when we hit that show/
In 2008 we was getting dough/
Shine on these lames they watch it glow/
In 2008 we was getting dough/
Rolled a few up watch it smoke/
Track Name: Freethrows (feat. Danielle Henderson)
HOOK:

Boy, you so gifted got me so lifted. I’m on a spiritual high.
Whole world is shiftin. Fragmented visions of castles in the sky.
Baby put me on, put me on, put me on like that. Like that.
You gave me deliverance
You have all my reverence


VERSE 1:
Got lost in the morning/ We all for the moment/ I'm off of your lovin'/ won't be for nothing/

HOOK:

You gave me deliverance
You have all my reverence

Baby put me on, put me on, put me on like that. Like that.


VERSE 2:

Why the weed rolled and I ain't high yet/
shoot a free throw I won't deny it/
give you a free shot girl just try it/
give you a free one...

If you wan't it baby just/
tell the world to give it up/
feel this better sweet love/
we just want to live it up/

don't pass me by, let me down or ask to procrast my high/
procrastinate pass the hate the last act of faith we passed that line/
no more piece of the pie/
no more lies i could tell you/
blame the pot and dough/
grind till the pot turns gold/
put it back like tenfold/
spend it on her friends though tuff/
ends low like it aint enough/
feeling like i'm living but I guess i'm stuck/
she candy coat lust till the candy coat rust/
she end up offended but her love I trust/
but I ain't that fool tho, and I ain't that cool so/
so we bang and fuss/

HOOK:

You gave me deliverance
You have all my reverence
Boy, you so gifted got me so lifted. I’m on a spiritual high.
Whole world is shiftin. Fragmented visions of castles in the sky.
Track Name: Lake House
VERSE 1:

Out of boredom
I wanna see your proportions/
Uh prayed for forgiveness/
While the vinyl played Blonde like Olson/
Uh felt like twins when we kept our sins clean no distortion/
I will pay for this moment/
I will stay for endorphins/
Forfeit the fortunes/
Bang for the low end/
Ignore the warnin/
Heart starts pourin/
I've been open but my minds floating/
I've been hoping that my lies soak in/
I better tell her/
Brain on propeller/
Tears like Rain on umbrella/
No Cinderella get back the groove so stella/
The truth won't Help her i'm so Cruella/

HOOK:

Now I fall asleep at the corner of my bed can't rest this head on them/
I'm trying hard to see the signs/
I'm on the floor you're on my mind/
It's my fault I fell in love can't go blaming no one/
I'm trying hard to see the signs/
I'm on the floor you're on my mind/


BRIDGE:

She want to be my home/
And I won't mind
No I don't/
I will find
All I want
be my guide/
Slow it down/
Feed my fire/
The hunger's real/
When we collide/
When we collide/
When We

VERSE 2:

Why are we so vexed/
Told Lies can't cash these checks/
Seat at the table cards on deck/
Cheat code enabled Last life left/
I put it on the line when I stepped/
Out the house, made that bet/
Played that set, held my breath/
Lustin' for mavens and craving this sex like I'm staying so blessed/
Feel the pain in her chest/
Love Became so suppressed/
Now I'm lonely/
Hold me closely/
You don't owe me/
Can't pretend
Like You don't know me/
Fuck it/
Too hard to stomach/
Won't blame know one for this state
I plummet/
mistakes get made fade away from judgement/
This the bed I made now tuck it/

HOOK:
Now I fall asleep at the corner of my bed can't rest this head on them/
I'm trying hard to see the signs/
I'm on the floor you're on my mind/
It's my fault I fell in love can't go blaming no one/
I'm trying hard to see the signs/
I'm on the floor you're on my mind/


OUTRO:

you don't think about me but I think about you/
Watch the sunset from the lake house, I'm feeling good/
you don't think about me but I think about you/
I don't think that it's over you say that it's through/
you don't think about me but I think about you/
Track Name: KSS
HOOK:
You don’t really know me like I do/
don’t wanna be alone for life/
Hold me close till the fight is through/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/


VERSE 1:

Stole it out the driveway now we out on the road/
I wanna see your shake that (uh) babby out of control/
I think when I was on that bus I was chasing my goals/
red line, hop the train to liltle tokyo/
Feeling the sun, baking our souls, but now summers to a close and I’m feeling so cold/
Rode the horse like it’s our own/
Tell the cops got close and I’ll see you next time that you’re feeling alone/
Let’s roll/


HOOK:
You don’t really know me like I do/
don’t wanna be alone for life/
Hold me close till the fight is through/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/

VERSE 2:

Paper chaser, 2 Chainz bumping Wu-Tang/
Forever stoned with my boo thang/
Smokey Rob on my job when I'm cruising/
pass the rock Reign Man with the shoe game/
Shawn Kemp bomb hemp never losing/
I hop the fence if they swooping/
My pot so dense hear it blooming/
Blue be the color of her mood ring/
we use to smoke a thousand pounds a day/
rolled it all up in the paper planes/
I've been holding it down got ankle weights/
I've been stacking it up in a major way/
Now we talking bout that major pape, Major Payne/
paint the lane and make your way/
you out for fame get out the way no not today/
Mohawks and skates, smoke pot, pop the tape/
ditch the ride at the beach when you feel the waves/

HOOK:
You don’t really know me like I do/
don’t wanna be alone for life/
Hold me close till the fight is through/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Keep Summer Safe for me tonight/
Track Name: Vhs (feat. Illa J)
INTRO: yeah what's up, so turn it up, yeah I'm just having fun on this album man, just came back from melrose trading post, picked up a few pieces.. VERSE 1: Chaps windbreaker/ I Picked the 8th up, Vin Baker/ King Size lion of Judah Thin paper/ Smoked buddah, lox with the caper/
Salmon colored socks at the seder/ Pass over the tree you've been holdin' it too long/ Fresh Caesar, she's a Libra in the freezer is the bong/ Playing Weezer packing cheebah hash pipe sweater song it's on/ Bill Bellamy beach house, freestyles, 3 years old I wanted rhyme to the beat now/ 3 years later got a drum set I was laying the beats down/ 3 more years caught rebounds, wrote my speech down/ Laced my sneaks up reversible GP on home team/ Supersonic chronic in the jar is a OZ/ Couldn't throw 5 on it if you owe me/ Don't know me Tiger Hawk Cobra Green Team & Only / We be the yogis/ Crazy 8 Kobes/ Game on garth the goalie / Polo sweats feeling Stoney/ it's on HOOK: Pick up a tape off of the wall/ I won't press play until you’re ready to watch them all/ Let the credits play then touch rewind/ All we feel are moments in time/ Why fade away/ VERSE 2: Lost In New York the outfits crazy/ pieced the flannel with the sweater, and the coat is wavy/ The fits like young Macaulay Culkin/ Riche Rich Kids was rollin'/ The Misfits threw' bitch fits they sullen/ I'm just a hippie kid who grew up on mystic emotions/ Tidbids of moments show me all I been knowin'/ yeah so get to scrollin/ VHS pop the dope in/ My pops he been smokin'/ But he didn't let me know man/ And now we like some old friends/ Sat on the porch Eugene looked golden/ Loading up another tape the story's unfolding/ Purple Trinity Picked out the jar that I was holdin'/ Now we watching in slow motion/ HOOK: Pick up a tape off of the wall/

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