NikkieTutorials: Guiding the Next Generation

I was like, I’m part of this, but nobody knows and I don’t know what to do. But it’s also new to me, so I’m trying to find my way and see what works best and feel what’s right for me. She didn’t cancel, she’s here, she’s excited, she’s wearing heels this big. So that was truly in my top three favorite videos ever.Rose: What are the other two?Nikkie: I did a video with a Dutch singer here, Davina Michelle, where she sang my makeup routine and I had to follow along and I didn’t know what she was going to sing upfront. The fact that youth nowadays has people of all flavors to look up to is exactly what we need.” —NikkieTutorialsRose: That’s amazing. My best girlfriend had texted, “OMFG NIKKIE,” which was weird, because we don’t (personally) know her. You learn something every single time, with every phase. Josephs sent the final looks to Huynh’s team, who then built the clothing into their 3-D spaces.Three months of dedicated hard work later under COVID-19 restrictions, PAPER is proud to present this year’s Pride portfolio.Photography: Bryan HuynhFashion editing: Matthew Josephs3D art lead: Willem StapelArt direction: Jonathan Conrad3D Clothing Designer: David Willems3D Face Artist: Patrick Blankenzee Retoucher: Ruud van Doorn I love that. I think of you, Jeffree, Patrick, James Charles, so what kind of impact do you think that’s going to have on YouTube’s really young audience?Nikkie: If anything I hope and believe that it’s going to make all those young kids who feel misunderstood or unsafe in their environments at least feel like someone is there who understands. You coming out really just solidified that fact. Would she have attained the kind of success she has now if she’d come out as trans back in 2008? It went up, and I remember reading the first comments and everyone was like, “Wait what? I learned this year— I’m all water signs [laughs]. She is even nicer in real life than online and I’m like, How can you be so successful and still be a good person, like how? I was so intrigued that I took my bike and went to the nearest drugstore and I bought some eyeliner, lipstick and all that stuff to try it out and locked myself up in the bathroom. I never even knew what eyeliner was. Ever since I implemented that system, a lot of people are like, Ah, clarity, now we get it! They just looked so pretty and I was like, I want to look like that, so I looked up The Hills makeup on YouTube and I found a makeup artist called Sandy Gold. I think next year’s June would be even better because then I’d have my first year, my trial and errors and now I’d know how to slay.Rose: You just did a video where you used all Black-owned beauty brands, so I’m wondering how else do you want to be using your platform to demand more diversity and inclusion? I definitely think if I was out from the start it would have been difficult, but it shouldn’t be like that.Rose: Which is interesting because now we look at the industry and the top beauty influencers on YouTube are all queer! Whenever there’s the slightest bit of drama I’m like, Oh my god, no! Before, I could never say that but now I can [laughs]. “Interesting” would be the word.Related | Lauren Jauregui and Chika Are the Role Models They Never HadXOXOETHAN: Where do you look for inspiration in creating your looks?Nikkie: It usually starts with a little bit of panic [laughs]. what’s that other one?Rose: RisingNikkie: Rising, yes.Rose: Love that for you.Nikkie: I don’t think I love that for myself, if I’m being honest.Rose: I’m a double Cancer, so I get you on the moody, emotional scenario.Nikkie: Everything gets to me and then people are like, “Don’t let it bother you,” and I’m like, “But it does!”XOXOETHAN: I’m a Libra with a rising Leo, so I guess I’m just a bitch.[All three laugh]XOXOETHAN: I’ll roll with it I guess.Nikkie: I love it, I love it!”I always wanted it to be about what I did, not who I was, and I hate labels, like why do they even exist?” —NikkieTutorialsXOXOETHAN: Earlier this year, you came out publicly on your channels. I’m really proud of where I’m sitting and what I’m doing.Rose: As someone who has been on YouTube for so long and seen the way it has grown, how do you think your career might have been different had you been out as a trans woman this whole time?Nikkie: It would have been harder because automatically people put you in a box. When I was growing up, here in The Netherlands we didn’t really have a lot of trans icons. So with every product that’s in-frame and I speak out its name, you need to know if it’s PR, if it’s self-bought, if it’s an ad, if it’s affiliated. Every interview I’ve been doing lately I’ve been asking this and it’s even more relevant with you, because you did Lady Gaga’s makeup: what’s your favorite track on Chromatica?Nikkie: [Sings “Alice” by Lady Gaga] “My name isn’t Alice…”XOXOETHAN: Oh my gosh, me too, I think that’s my favorite one too!Rose: It’s a very trans song.Nikkie: And it’s so old-school Gaga with that [sings “ma-ma-ma, oh ma-ma-ma”] It’s so good! Rona to pack her bags and we can actually celebrate some Pride the way it should be celebrated.I definitely still try to use this month as a celebration, so there are more collabs coming with queer people this month, more content stuff related to the LGBTQ+ family this month. We had that phase of the haul girls, where they were like, Look at what I bought, then we had lookbooks, we had reviewers, we had drama channels, we’ve had it all. I’m like, I don’t know what to do after 12 years! Every day I started practicing and then after a couple of months I was like, I want to make my own type of video, not that I knew what I was doing [laughs].XOXOETHAN: My favorite video of yours ever is when you go back and recreate old looks.Nikkie: It’s so bad! She did “Wake Up and Makeup,” [where] she filmed herself getting out of bed and doing a Lauren Conrad makeup tutorial. What is your platform going to be if people don’t trust you?Nikkie: Yeah, I hate drama. It’s a little bit dark and sad because this week was the anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, and I remember four years ago doing a tribute, like I’m doing now with the Black Lives Matter movement, where I would donate all my assets and I remember in that video being like, “I’m an ally, I’m here to help you,” but I knew what was happening on my side. Will that help to build a kinder, more tolerant generation?Related | Skrillex Interviews 100 gecs About the Future of MusicNikkie is now part of a long history of trans folks who have gone stealth, passing through a cisgender society without being clocked. It’s giving viewers that extra step of security like, Please trust my word, I would never lie to you.Rose: Right, because it seems like your relationship with your viewers is totally built on trust. How does that feel?Nikkie: Oh my god, yeah! She also spoke about how supportive her family — especially her mother — had been, and how she’d found love with her fiancé Dylan.The influencer’s fans have been seeing a whole new side of NikkieTutorials during the pandemic — one unburdened by keeping such a huge secret. I think for me personally, the way my life went, I’m okay with the journey because I feel like there’s still so much left to go. So many doors have opened that I could never even dream of. So behind the scenes, I’m having meetings, they’re talking me through what’s happening in the world, and ways I can help. Then it usually follows through with me asking my fiancé, my manager, my mom and my neighbor on what I should be doing like, “Hey do you have an idea on what I should be doing?” They’re like, “No girl,” then I’m like, “Okay!” So usually I browse, look for what’s trending, look for what people are talking about or just find new products to review, but usually it takes about a day to find something that really clicks for me. I feel so free and supported. I was like, I don’t want to be a label, I want to be me. Stop this!” Even when we look at the new generation, they’re so free and open already. We love it!” They were like, “Girl it’s always been about makeup with you, it’s never been about, you know—”XOXOETHAN: Anything else, yeah.Nikkie: Anything else, and when I got that confirmation, I’ve never been happier in my life. Please, no!Rose: Wait so if you’re all water signs, what is your chart?Nikkie: I learned that I’m a Pisces sun, Scorpio moon and a Cancer… XOXOETHAN: You’ve been in the beauty space for a very long time, so tell me about your growth on YouTube and why you first started filming.NikkieTutorials: I started in 2008, so this year is my 12th anniversary. I was trying it out, taking selfies, and I was like, This is amazing! That is one, the other one would probably be where I do my fiancé’s makeup because I was living for every single moment [laughs].For our 2020 Pride cover series, PAPER tapped photographer Bryan Huynh — and his team of digital art pros led by Rodolfo Hernandez and Willem Stapel — to reimagine our subjects, sculpt their bodies and transport them into otherworldly environments.The experimental production began with a Zoom — connecting with each talent over video and talking them through the process of a face/ head scan iPhone app. I love that one, but also “Replay.” The entire album is a smash, but also “Sour Candy” and “Sine From Above.”Rose: We love, yes! Even though I remembered watching a video in which Nikkie had done her boyfriend’s makeup, I could see her as a lesbian. Do you feel a sense of relief?Nikkie: Oh definitely, I always wanted to come out with it, it was just that timing. But the furor I saw online seemed much bigger than I would have expected for a simple announcement of Nikkie’s preference for women, so I opened YouTube and played her “I’m Coming Out” video, which has 35 million views six months later. I myself have become a Dutch Ambassador for the United Nations just this past week.Rose: Wow, congrats!Nikkie: And I really want to take this moment to let them educate me because they’ve been doing this for years. I’m all emotions, so I cannot handle drama. I feel like everything I’ve done was always about my art, about what I could do with a brush and I think that’s why it took so long for me to open up. We’ll never know. I, like almost everyone else who was aware of Nikkie, had never questioned that she was cisgender. Queer kids will grow up seeing successful, embodied queer people on their computer or phone every day, and those who might otherwise never have met a queer person will have direct access to them on social media. So that’s where it all started and every weekend I stole my mom’s camera, put it on a couple of boxes, played with makeup, just living my best life and out of nowhere it started becoming this thing.Rose Dommu: Yeah, I mean you are one of the OG beauty vloggers!Nikkie: Yep, we did it early!Rose: How has it been to see this platform grow as one of the pioneers?Nikkie: It’s been interesting because I’ve seen all of the trends come and go. I texted back, and my girlfriend responded, “She just CAME OUT.”OK, this wasn’t that shocking. Alongside subjects’ features, Huynh’s team sculpted digital bodies posing talent into positions that would match their unique environments, which were also digitally made by hand.When it came to the fashion, stylist Matthew Josephs worked closely with our cover stars, as if they were on set, to ensure their individual aesthetics translated in pictures. “You’re not clockable.” I’m like, “That’s not the point sweetheart, it doesn’t matter if you are clockable, we need to accept all of us.” Luckily, I had a very supportive mom who supported me all throughout my youth and I had the benefit of transitioning early. I always wanted it to be about what I did, not who I was, and I hate labels, fucking hate labels, like why do they even exist? Now she was coming out as a trans woman who had been hiding her identity as a public figure for over a decade.Reader, I was gooped.Related | Munroe Bergdorf on the Power of Speaking OutNikkie has opened up about her life in small ways through her YouTube channel, all while gaining national attention for her story. I was like, You can do that with makeup? It takes a village to come up with them!Rose: One of the things that I have really liked about your videos, especially in the past year, is that you’ve become a lot more open about the financial realities of influencer culture. It felt like this high. It’s been like that for pretty much my entire career so it’s been interesting to say the least. Not everybody has that luck or has made that decision for themselves, so the acceptability needs to be for all of us, not just the unclockable ones. We’re doing really good so far, it’s been up for four days now and already raised $10,000.”When I was growing up, here in The Netherlands we didn’t really have a lot of trans icons. I was like, I know that I’m speaking the truth, yet so many people are like, Well I don’t buy it. I can’t wait for Ms. The impact this could have on the platform’s young audience is immeasurable. Once the rough scans were exported, Huynh went back in to fine-tune facial details, humanizing the rudimentary imagery. Well I had Pride, what was it two years ago? Below, I join NikkieTutorials in conversation with XOXOETHAN, the host of PAPER’s first-ever beauty YouTube series, SNATCHURAL (Watch the first episode, here). I skipped around a bit to figure out what was going on… Sometimes, it doesn’t, which means I have a full, long panic attack because I’m like, [fake gasps] I have no more ideas my career is over [laughs]. I was watching The Hills, and I saw Lauren and Heidi and Audrina! Step one was raising awareness, so whether that be your Instagram, your stories, your Twitter, your YouTube, how little or small your platform, you need to use it for the good and for Black people, but especially Black trans people and queer people because lord have mercy, we need all the help we can get. I’m still trying to find my spot in the rainbow family, where I sit and where I do my part, and slowly but surely I’m starting to find out what my role is in this family. I know backstage we’re working on stuff right now, but at the end of the day I do want to let my channel’s focus be makeup, it will always be makeup. It’s been funny seeing all of the waves and me just coasting through it [laughs]. I’m like, Why didn’t I do this sooner?XOXOETHAN: Do you feel a sense of responsibility now that you are becoming a trans icon yourself?Nikkie: Absolutely, especially because I hate it when people go, “We didn’t even see you as trans, you don’t even look trans,” What is that supposed to mean? It’s so fresh for me still, I mean it’s only been like half a year, which already feels like it’s been so long, but at one point definitely. I’m like okay, I’ll just focus on makeup and do my own thing. I did that video and all postings are donated to the Black Lives Matter movement. and then my brain broke. The fact that youth nowadays has people of all flavors to look up to is exactly what we need, I think it’s a great thing.Rose: Do you think it might be helping to build a more tolerant next generation?Nikkie: I think so because it’s mainly the older generation that is like, “What is wrong with this? In late January she appeared on Ellen and explained the circumstances behind her reveal: she’d been blackmailed by someone who knew her tea and was threatening to “expose” her, and so the makeup artist decided to expose herself. I know you have a whole system on your videos of what products are sponsored, so why was that important for you to implement, and do you think more influencers need to be talking about that part of it?Nikkie: I can’t make up rules for other people, it’s just that in some way I have this entire cloud of doubt surrounding me, they’re like, We don’t know if we trust you on this, and I got so tired from it. Now, of course, we all know where that bullying came from. I wondered if she might be talking about Nicki Minaj, but when I opened Twitter I saw that NikkieTutorials, the Dutch beauty YouTuber who reigned among the platform’s biggest influencers, was trending. But now there’s so much more surrounding it that I definitely want to incorporate.Rose: This is your first Pride. People were like, “Girl this is not your scene right now, stop it!” I’m like, One day, it’ll make sense, trust me.XOXOETHAN: Yeah, the reaction was so positive from everyone. Definitely, there needs to be more awareness and I do feel responsible for that because I’m like, They see me as unclockable, then me as an unclockable trans woman, let me educate them.Rose: Do you think you might use your platform to bring other trans artists on your channel and share more of a spectrum of what specifically trans women look like?Nikkie: Absolutely. What was it like doing her makeup?Nikkie: Jesus, it was nerve-wracking, but it was everything! As the new Netflix documentary, Disclosure, articulates so well, representation in media is incredibly powerful because it both mirrors the world we live in and imagines a better one. She walked in and I was like, She’s here! What we do know is that, after breaking the internet, Nikkie is hoping to make something beautiful from the pieces. But it’s also given her fans a way to recontextualize her older videos, her longtime support of the LGBTQ+ community and her place in the permanently dramatic “beauty community.” With Nikkie’s revelation, almost all of the top beauty YouTubers — James Charles, Jeffree Star, Patrick Starr, Manny Mua — are queer. Do you see yourself sharing more about your transition with your fans or is that something that you—Nikkie: Definitely in the future, not now. I was 14 years old and a very insecure, bullied girl. It was so much fun. If you see someone not knowing what to do, educate them, help them. I will say that I’ve never felt as bad in my life as that week leading up to it because it was very dark. I’m just trying to do my part. So I was like, “Ally, ally,” so that already was such an amazing experience. But looking back, definitely. I remember the day of posting I was like, This is the end, this is the final blow [laughs]. That was my first Pride in Amsterdam on the canals and I was looking at people being so cheerful and bright and happy. How are you supporting Black trans women specifically?Nikkie: I think the most important thing is education and I don’t know everything, I wish I did and I don’t. What happened? I was working in my office in early January when my phone started to frantically buzz. I saw all these gorgeous girls around me. People need to find out for themselves what they love and what they feel most comfortable in, and I think we’re doing a great job.Related | Kaytranada and Jaboukie Check in on Each OtherXOXOETHAN: If you could go back in time, does part of you wish you could have shared more so that it could have contributed to that earlier?Nikkie: Looking back now, yeah, but that’s easy — looking back.

Slapshock – Under The Needle Lyrics

I’m watching the lines, looks like Christ is defined
All these names in my arms is my salvation through the bad times
Revolution in my back telling stories of the past
The pleasure and the pain, I can feel them in my veins
This is my peace, my sanity
I don’t wanna wake up
From this eternity
I’m bleeding from within
It never seems to end
My addiction is
That needle in my skin
You’re my sadist, I’m youe masochist, endless hours on the grind
My anger deep inside is slowly turning into black and grey
And the portraits come alive, it’s so real and divine
You’re my hero, you’re the king, your mark stays forever
This is my peace, my sanity
I don’t wanna wake up
From this eternity
I’m bleeding from within
It never seems to end
My addiction is
That needle in my skin
Hopelessly I’m denying the pain and I can’t be weak
Desperately I’m creating illusions to ease my mind
Slowly with precision I’ll see the life of your masterpiece
Thank you for the love you gave me
It’s the art in your heart that motivates me
I’m bleeding from within
It never seems to end
My addiction is
I’m bleeding from within
It never seems to end
My addiction is
That needle in my skin

Nafla – Sue Us Lyrics (feat. Young West)

Muthfukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Jesus piece with Buddhas
Shopping spree 돈 부어
난 내 옷에 쏟아부어
f*ck everything like I’m seventeen
Muthafukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Muthfukas can’t get through us
내 스케줄에 적어 투어
난 다섯 시에 누워
Cuz I smoke something thats newer
Bitches call up Westie
Like he’s been in New York for minute
42 날라가 haters gotta f*ckin admit it
Got 2 cups yeah we going
Bitchass can’t even join
가면 뒤가 다 보임
우린 올라가 like Boeing
Homie pass the joint
애쓴 애한테 applause
Carti 처럼 비틀 되다 보니
Bitch I’m getting lost
Straight saucing on these hoes
들어보면돼 내 곡
흔들면 y’all gotta know
내껀 keep it 100 fosho
따라가 내 꿈 eyes up
Bet that you can’t stop
넌 우리 위치 모르지
Bitchass you can’t even talk
Muthfukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Jesus piece with Buddhas
Shopping spree 돈 부어
난 내 옷에 쏟아부어
f*ck everything like I’m seventeen
Muthafukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Muthfukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Jesus piece with Buddhas
Shopping spree 돈 부어
난 내 옷에 쏟아부어
f*ck everything like I’m seventeen
Muthafukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Yo bitch mane she know me
내 옆에 자꾸만 누워
Alexander Wang
얘넨 나를 따라 꾸며
Acne jeans and Bathing Ape
And yo bitch
Damn she a f*ckin’ minute made
Hol up wait up mane
안보는 척 얘넨 날 또 보네
내 길은 꽤나 잘 그려졌지
여기 손에
내 심장은 꺼메
내 폐는 초록색
And I’m blowin’ bob
필요 없는 얘긴
안 섞어 애초에
Hit the liquor store grab some fourty
네 표정 보니
Know u know me
그 반 이상은
They were never homies
돈 바구니 채워
Ain’t worried bout no thotties
I ain’t got no heart
I dont feel so lonely
없어도 상관없어
내 바램은 오직
꽉 찬 지갑에 바질
잡을 디자이너
All that Gucci Alexander
Wangs Ferragamo
Muthfukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Jesus piece with Buddhas
Shopping spree 돈 부어
난 내 옷에 쏟아부어
f*ck everything like I’m seventeen
Muthafukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Muthfukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us
Jesus piece with Buddhas
Shopping spree 돈 부어
난 내 옷에 쏟아부어
f*ck everything like I’m seventeen
Muthafukas can’t get through us
Murder beats go sue us

Te Dness – Moonwalk Lyrics (feat. Che Lingo)

It’s mine, just tryna relive the memories
I need energy to grind, I need benefits for rhymes
I just need to free my mind, I just needed me some times
I had the streets surprised, that shit took a toll on me, I don’t have peace of mind
I don’t feel free at times
I just made [?], I need revenue from dot coms
I’ve been out here tryna [?] spots on
But then I’ll probably put your pops on
They just wanna keep the locks on
[?] got my locks on
[?]
I ain’t got plaques but I got songs
Waitin’ until they converse
I’m waitin until I come first
I’m waitin’ for change, man I still put up with pain
I’m waitin’ until it don’t hurt, waitin’ until it don’t work
Then it’s probably back to the [?]
And that’s my problem I always end up in a place that could make it all worse
[Chorus: Che Lingo]
And I know you feel the same
I don’t see change
Everybody that I know is hurt
And they really don’t know how to deal with the pain
So they go, searchin’ for the for the answer in a two doors (Skrr, skrr)
I just broke her heart but that’s the usual
Hit me up and say she wanted to tour
Bustin’ moves, we face to face, I hit the moonwalk
[Verse 2: Che Lingo]
Yo, that’s ugly
So many days I felt numb, man punch me
But I let myself, can’t even imagine how I felt
So scared of the growth, might stomp me
Don’t go there emotions might jump me
Kidnap reasons and take my love
Motivation, I change man up
So deep in the cut, you can taste my blood, yeah
Yeah, days when a nigga felt [?]
[?] I was depressed well
Tryna cope with all the stress
Cannot put the messages you made in my head out
Through my old moon, feelin’ fresh fired
On my flesh, it’s burnin’ my chest out
Scars that I couldn’t forget ’bout
Lookin’ for light in the dark days
Everybody felt the pain, but that can’t [?] when you’re in a hard place
Everybody got an issue or problem and everybody’s got [?]
Close the door [?] but their heart stays
We just cherish the time that we can’t waste
[Chorus: Che Lingo]
And I know you feel the same
I don’t see change
Everybody that I know is hurt
And they really don’t know how to deal with the pain
So they go, searchin’ for the for the answer in a two doors (Skrr, skrr)
I just broke her heart but that’s the usual
Hit me up and say she wanted to tour
Bustin’ moves, we face to face, I hit the moonwalk [Intro]
Bezzie on the beat, ha, ha, ha
[Verse 1: TE dness]
[?], sometimes I step in this both
And I don’t really wanna leave but I don’t really wanna stay
I’ve been goin’ through some things and I don’t really wanna say
Sometimes I feel like there’s no option, ’cause everybody got they own problems
And everybody tryna solve something
Can everybody lost control or something?

Tion Wayne – Be Like That Lyrics

I can never be like that
I can never be like that
Never be like that
I can never be like that
I can never (x3)
Be like that
[Verse 1: Tion Wayne]
Caught with some racks in a beamer
Glad I buss case like Tulisa
My country connect that’s my geezer
He’s on speed dial for the beater
Been a finesse boy before Fifa
My nigga (shh) got keys like Alicia
My mixrace ting mamacita
She’s on speed dial if i need her
Real nigga but my hearts like im Irish
Louie on my face looking stylish
They love me in the 9 im finest
Money up front f*ck a violence
I was broke now there’s no comparison
I be sipping Champagne in Radisson
Chilling with my ting from Dagenham
Blowing in my crib she said I move like Hamilton
[Pre-hook]
Say the trap hard but they look like crap
These niggas in beef and they don’t do jack
Say they grind hard but they don’t do that
[Hook]
I can never (x3)
Be like that
I can never be like that
I can never be like that
Never be like that
I can never be like that
I can never (x3)
Be like that
[Verse 2: Tion Wayne]
Dash money in the air no confetti
Can’t you see the shine on the Bezi
I lick man down for the belly
That’s why its strap first in Giuseppe
Sick with the nank and I’m physical
I use my bare hands make him critical
I just wanna make P I’m not a criminal
I cut man for the p like umbilical
I can never be like that
Said he’s on to your dargs and you see him when you trap
I can never be like that
They lie slow always coulda been like man
Buss a quick night and I told her be right back
She said why you gotta be like that
I told her please babe just allow me
Its not everyday trips in a Audi
[Pre-hook]
[Hook]
[Bridge: Tion wayne & Afro b]
I can never i can never go broke
These niggas talk racks they got no dough
I can never be like that
I can never be like that
Never be like that
I can never i can never go broke
These niggas talk racks all time they got no notes
I can never be like that
If i go broke ima take his stack
[Pre-Hook]
I can never (x3)
Be like that
I can never be like that
[Pre Hook]
I can never (x3)
Be like that
I can never be like that
I can never be like that
Never be like that

Washer – Pet Rock Vs. Healing Crystal Lyrics

She latches onto anything
Her pet rock
Who can blame her
When you need a friend
Who cares if it doesn’t breathe
And who are we to judge her otherwise
It’s not like we’ve got our shit together
And as long as she doesn’t hurt anyone
He latches onto anything
His healing crystal
Who can blame him
When you need a savior
And every path is priced out
But who are we to judge him otherwise
It’s not like we’ve got our shit together
And as long as he doesn’t hurt anyone
It’s a tight rope to walk
To validate yourself and
Not fall prey to someone’s
Monetary demands
In my dreams I am the queen
And everybody loves me

Centhron – Tanz Im Sternenfeuer Lyrics

Ich habe Dein Gesicht gesehen
Im fahlen Licht so wunderschön
Alles um Dein Sein erlischt
Das Blut auf weißer Haut verwischt
Ich stehe reglos, schau’ Dich an
Bis ich mich nicht mehr wehren kann
Ich spür’ den Tod, beweg mich nicht
Das Herz brennt für Dich
Tanz im Schein der Sternenfeuer
Entlang dem Fluss zu mir
Spiele mit dem Mondlicht und ich versinke in Dir
Oh Tanz
Ich habe Dich im Traum gesehen
Deine Augen tief und schön
Alles um den Schein erlicht
Als Du meine Seele küsst

Jose Maria Napoleon – Amor De Habitacion Lyrics

Como si fuera un ladrón
Al caer la oscuridad
Voy en busca de tu alma
Por temor, al que dirán
Te voy buscando en silencio
Sin atreverme a gritar
Me refugio, entre tus brazos
Y me tengo que callar
Amor de habitación
De cuatro a siete y después adiós
Amor de puerta dentro
Canción de media voz
Amor que por temor
Nos callamos los dos
Amor que entre paredes
Se esconde sin razón
Como una flor de invernadero
Que no ve de lleno el sol
Como una carta perdida
Que no tiene… dirección
Amor sediento de besos
Amor sediento de amor
Amor que quiere ser libre
Y se anida… entre tú y yo
Amor de habitación
De cuatro a siete y después adiós
Amor de puerta dentro
Canción de media voz
Amor que por temor
Nos callamos los dos
Amor que entre paredes
Se esconde sin razón

Canardo – Aie, Aie, Aie Lyrics (feat. Sultan)

Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
[Outro : Canardo & Sultan]
Fonsdé on se ficha
Ça passe note insomnie
Dans les rue de Ripas
J’ai vu mon cœur s’détruire
Fonsdé on se ficha
Ça passe note insomnie
Dans les rue de Ripas
J’ai vu nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Nos petits cœurs aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
[Couplet 2 : Canardo & Sultan]
J’suis en miette
L’alcool devient mauvais. [Refrain : Canardo]
Aie, aie, aie
J’suis die dans les rue d’Paname, aie, aie ,aie
Je cherche un faucon blessé, aie, aie ,aie
Toute ma vie part en freestyle, aie, aie ,aie
Pourquoi j’ai si mal? Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie
Aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, aie, ai
[Couplet 1 : Canardo & Sultan]
J’suis dans l’mal
Tous ces bâtards me voient comme un animal
J’suis simplement touché, j’vais faire du sale
Perdu entre Bastille, Châtelet – Les Halles
Ils s’demandent si on est d’la banlieue sale
J’sais pas pour toi Boussou moi j’suis fonsdé
C’est la même pour moi ‘Nardo laisse les parler
Il reste d’la Vodka pas d’quoi la coupe
On la boit pure
[Refrain : Canardo]
Aie, aie, aie
J’suis die dans les rue d’Paname, aie, aie ,aie
Je cherche un faucon blessé, aie, aie ,aie
Toute ma vie part en freestyle, aie, aie ,aie
Pourquoi j’ai si mal? Frérot t’inquiète
On passe une bonne soirée gâche pas la fête
Mais faut d’la meuf, regarde nous on fait tiep
Mais qu’est ce que tu m’parles de meuf j’ai envie d’boire moi
J’ai envie d’m’embrouiller je broie du noir moi
Mais gniagniagniagniagnia mais vas t’asseoir là
Regarde toi on dirait qu’tu fais l’trottoir
Tu t’es pas vu
[Refrain : Canardo]
Aie, aie, aie
J’suis die dans les rue d’Paname, aie, aie ,aie
Je cherche un faucon blessé, aie, aie ,aie
Toute ma vie part en freestyle, aie, aie ,aie
Pourquoi j’ai si mal?

Krickz – Farbe Lila Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Farbe Lila“]
[Part 1]
Zu viele Tränen sind gefall’n
Yeah, ich schieße meinen Schädel in das All
Ich hab’ gemerkt, Mann, ich wurd’ es nicht los
Es knabbert noch an mir, denn mein Bruder ist tot
In Gedanken an den besten Freund Dominik
Ich würde lügen, wenn ich sag’, dass es mein Hobby ist
Ich mache Rap, weil ich der Beste sein will
Kein Autotunegeficke, sondern Message als Skill
Keine Pakete, Stahlstäbe, nur in den Tag leben
Die Tapete fällt, Unikate, das Maß heben, den Stars geben
Deutscher Rap bekommt keine Grabrede
Nur Pille Palle Sänger oder Möchtegern-Athleten
Jeden Tag auf WhatsApp, meiner Mutter einmal danke sagen
Danke, Mama, du bist da für mich an harten Tagen
Danke, Papa, Mann, ich habe euch vertraut
Deshalb trag’ ich eure Namen auf der Haut
[Hook]
Mann, ich brauche keine Farbe Lila
Meine Mama ist auch ohne glücklich
Mann, ich breche diese Zeit nie wieder
Mann, ich brauche keine Farbe Lila
Meine Mama ist auch ohne glücklich
Mann, ich breche diese Zeit nie wieder
Mann, ich trinke nie wieder im Park
Auf ‘ner Jäger und lilaner schwarz
Nie wieder kommt das in mein Glas
Mann, ich trinke nie wieder im Park
Auf ‘ner Jäger und lilaner schwarz
Nie wieder kommt das in mein Glas
[Part 2]
Ah, auf eine Art und Weise ist das mein Markenzeichen
Der Flow und meine Stimme steigen hoch und tragen Weizen
Jeder macht nur noch dasselbe mit dem Autotune
Handyvideos und paar Kanaken, ja, die laufen gut
Ich will mich davon nicht abgrenzen, ich weiß
Doch ich bin zu übersäuert und mach’ deshalb kein’n Teig
Keine Videos auf Handy mehr von mir
Fisch bau’n, während du mit Fendi kooperierst
95er Jahrgang auf dicken Beats
Jäger Mischen auf Parkbank und Mr. Bean
Hab’ ein [?] und Victory
School, Disney und Tarzan, I keep it real
Ich gucke alle Animes auf Pokito TV
Diese Welt von heute, hat mir meine Ziele geraubt
Und wenn du glaubst, diese Welt gibt dir ‘ne dicke Vision
Dann bist du irre oder lebst einfach hinter dem Mond
[Hook]
Mann, ich brauche keine Farbe Lila
Meine Mama ist auch ohne glücklich
Mann, ich breche diese Zeit nie wieder
Mann, ich brauche keine Farbe Lila
Meine Mama ist auch ohne glücklich
Mann, ich breche diese Zeit nie wieder
Mann, ich trinke nie wieder im Park
Auf ‘ner Jäger und lilaner schwarz
Nie wieder kommt das in mein Glas
Mann, ich trinke nie wieder im Park
Auf ‘ner Jäger und lilaner schwarz
Nie wieder kommt das in mein Glas

Algee Smith – Ricochet Lyrics

[Intro]
[Verse 1:]
You get mad
And you say things
That you don’t mean
You fly off the wall
You load yo gun
And take yo aim
Then shoot yo blame
Who’s gon’ take the fall? (Pre-Chorus)
And you tried to hurt me
Let your gun unload
You’re not the victim
No tellin’ where bullets go
(Chorus)
It’s like a ricochet, yeah
How we bounce back
How we bounce back, baby
It’s like a ricochet, yeah
How we bounce back
How we bounce back, baby
[Hook]
We break up
Ya hate love
Then make-up
Let’s ricochet
We break up
Ya hate love
Then make-up
Let’s ricochet
[Verse 2:]
Oh, but we don’t solve
Just revolve
Tried to cut it all
But it keeps coming back again
Oh no, baby
I’m stuck on you
Your chambered fool(?)
You’re about to pull
Don’t do this again
Oh no, baby
(Pre-Chorus)
You tried to hurt me
Let your gun unload
You’re not the victim
No tellin’ where bullets go
(Chorus)
It’s like a ricochet, yeah
How we back back
How we bounce back, baby
It’s like a ricochet, yeah
How we bounce back
How we bounce back, baby
[Hook]
We break up
Ya hate love
Then make up
Let’s ricochet
We break up
Ya hate love
Then make up
Let’s ricochet
Break up
Ya hate love
Then make-up
Let’t ricochet
We break up
Ya hate love
Then make-up
Let’s ricochet

Landon Cube – Drive My Car Lyrics

Baby, I think that you meant to
I think that you meant to
[Verse]
Some things you just gotta leave in the past
‘Cause some things never had a reason to last
But I vibe, vibe with you
Baby ain’t no way to go and live in the past
‘Cause some days never had a reason to last
But I vibe, vibe with you
[Pre-Hook]
Noooo
Gotta tell me nothing
I don’t even need you, girl
Ohh, noo
I don’t even need you, girl
I don’t even need you, girl
I don’t even need you, girl
Noooo
[Hook]
You can drive my car
I don’t let nobody do that
You don’t have to love me
I won’t put you through that
You can have my heart
I don’t let nobody see that
I’ll see you tomorrow
I’m not trippin’, we can relax
Said I’m going far
But like everybody say that
You can have my heart
Even though you’re gonna break that
(Why’d you have to break that?)
Ooh, why’d you have to break that? [Intro]
You can drive my car
Drive my car, yeah
[Hook]
You can drive my car
I don’t let nobody do that
You don’t have to love me
I won’t put you through that
You can have my heart
I don’t let nobody see that
I’ll see you tomorrow
I’m not trippin’, we can relax
Said I’m going far
But like everybody say that
You can have my heart
Even though you’re gonna break that
(Why’d you have to break that?)
Ooh, why’d you have to break that? Baby, I think that you meant to
I think that you meant to

Laptop – Not The Right Time Lyrics

No, it’s never gonna be the time to fall Is it ever gonna be the time to fall? I haven’t found anything wrong with you
Even my mother thinks you’re something special
You’re comical
(She’s got it all)
You’re oh so sexual
You’re everything but there is just one problem
It’s not the right time
It’s not the time to fall in love
It’s not the right time
(It’s just the wrong time)
To fall…
Is it every gonna be the time? My friends already thought I was crazy
But now they wanna lock up
(Don’t screw this up)
They sick of hearing me complain much
‘Bout how I’m tired of being alone
And now I wanna “go cat go”
It’s not the right time
It’s not the time to fall in love
It’s not the right time
(It’s just the wrong time)
To fall…
No, it’s never gonna be the time
(Come on, man, it’s time to grow up)
Is it ever gonna be the time? (You’re no spring chicken)
Is it ever gonna be the time? No, it’s never gonna be the time
Is it ever gonna be the time?

Kesi – Vejen Til Succes (Intro) Lyrics

[Emil Ekelund]
Vejen til succes er lang og snørklet og kringlet
Je-jeg, vi-vi har vel alle en drøm om at suse ned ad strandvejsen, i en kirsebærfarvet chevrolet
Med et letlevende pigebarn i passagersædet
Med hovedet på det rette sted og et fast gearskiftegreb
På vej ind i solnedgangen
Med lydsporet til en hertugs liv i kassetten