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Signmark – Smells Like Victory

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on October 18, 2009

In August 2009, Signmark released his first single “Smells Like Victory” from his second album, which will be out in early 2010. It contains 10 tracks including videos from each song.


1st

I know you might be pissed off right about now.

I made it and you didn’t. Gave you something to cry about. (Cry baby, you cry baby)

It ain’t no rocket science. Don’t need a microphone to rock it (We rock it, we rock it!)

It’s gonna be my year. Grab a bottle and pop it! (Yeah!)

Chorus

I can you feel it in the air.

Smells like victory, and I let it stick to me.

You haters ain’t shit to me.

Can you feel it in the air? Yeah!

Smells like victory, and I let it stick to me.

You haters ain’t shit to me.

What you doing over there, there’s a party over here.

Winners over here, losers over there.

What you doing over there, there’s a party over here.

Winners over here, losers over there.

2nd

My attitude always been like, I don’t back down.

I live it up, you dream about it. I’m a winner, that’s what’s up now. (I’m a winner, winner. I’m a winner, winner)

And you can standby if you want, see you hating on the sideline. (Now, what it look like!)

Now there’s a right time for everything and homie this is my night.

Chorus

3rd

Piece by piece I put the puzzle together without a pause.

I do it for my people for a good cause.

It ain’t nothing to me. I bake a cake while I’m at it.

I got a swagger of a champion and I’ve had it,

up to here with you backstabbers and you losers.

So point ’em out and kick ’em to the curve.

So loosen up, you seem a little uptight, right?

Maybe ’cause a deaf man came and stole your spotlight!

Chorus


Source: Signmark Productions


This Video/Song and all rights associated with it are the property of Signmark.

Signmark – Speakerbox

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on March 12, 2009

Speakerbox

With the whole world watching me,
I stare back. Take action. Nobody stopping me
D, is for desire. Fire burns so heavily
My heart pumps rhythm, my soul is the melody.
I came a long way and gave it my all.
I know ya quick with the criticism. Ya’ll wait on my fall?
I can’t hear what you say to me,
when only supportive words come from a fortune cookie.
People fear what they can’t comprehend.
A deaf man paints lyrics in the air by waving his hands.
Damn, what’s next, right? Movies for blind?
Well, your mind is sharp as a butter knife.
It’s not just music, more like a movement.
You call it a joke, but we’re steadily proving
There ain’t no limit to what dreams can do.
You can do more with what life hands you

refrain:
Just let your soul be your speakerbox
You got the keys right in your hand
Open the locks and do your thing
Let your soul be a speakerbox
There’s beat in your heart, you’ll find a way, to make it play

Ayo I live in the rhythm and it lives in me
Always one with the beat, breaking the boundaries
As long as the beat kicks, it’s all fine
I’m feeling the vibe from the bassline
The motion, the movement. Can you feel it? We’re grooving
Reporting live from the frontline
We carry the torch for the ones who’re scared to shine

Just let your soul be your speakerbox
You got the keys right in your hand
Open the locks and do your thing
Let your soul be a speakerbox
There’s beat in your heart, just let it play

One thing I know is for definite
Soul, body and mind, you got the same benefits
If you trust your heart, there ain’t no way of losing it
Keep doing your thing, against all etiquettes.
10, 9, 8, start the countdown
7, 6, 5, about to go down
4, 3, 2, 1, sing along now

refrain (2x)

This Video/Song and all rights associated with it are the property of Signmark.

Signmark – Our Life

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on March 12, 2009

Signmark, the first deaf rapper, is changing the world by rapping in sign language. He doesn’t shy away from taking a stand on human rights and tolerance.


Our Life

(featuring Brandon)

26.6. the day I was born

I learned to speak in a whole entire different form

my parents didn’t budge, the fact I couldn’t speak

instead, embraced me with care, signs they started to teach

back in my school times, life felt far from fair

kids got curious, gave me the daily stare

they couldn’t understand, why am I using my hands?

never asked for sympathy, on my two I stand

never got fed­up, always kept my head up

few times got knocked down but my pride made me get up

I couldn’t speak, but that didn’t make me weak,

I only got stronger when they ridiculed week after week

chorus

it’s about time for you to open your eyes, open your mind

it’s there for you to find, no longer time to decline

the jokes are on you, so what’s it gonna be

this is our life unheard and as you’ve never seen

as I got older, made it to the university

even though the rest doubted. No one believed in me

slowly the attitudes changed, my life is re­arranged

people no longer looked at me as I was strange

could you believe, that not until – 95

the rights of deaf man in law was not identified

but now sign language was our native tongue

so even my father could now show where he’s coming from

he used to tell me if he got caught using he’s hands

the teacher would take those hands and, give them a good “wham”

docs drilling holes in our head tryin’ to be heroes

but if you look into their eyes you can see the sign of euros

but really they don’t care

they just trying to make a profit, out of makin’ the deaf hear

(yeah)Implants and wires, let ’em know we tired

how the hell that gon’ change us and make us admired?

chorus

damn right we can’t hear, But I don’t care

we ain’t disabled here, I use sign language yeah

we got our own language yeah, Proud of that I am

we got our own culture yeah, I’m bi­cultured here

we got our own history yeah, I’m part of history

we got our own society, this is my community

chorus

This Video/Song and all rights associated with it are the property of Signmark.

Sign Language Interpretation: Pump It

Posted in ASL, music by Robs on November 16, 2008

stormFx’s Official Website: www.stormfx.net

Pump It

By Black Eyed Peas

Ha ha ha

Pump it

Ha ha ha

And pump it (louder) [4x]

Turn up the radio

Blast your stereo

Right

N*ggas wanna hate on us (who)

N*ggas can be eerin’ us (who)

And I know why they hatin’ on us (why)

Cause that’s so fabulous (what)

I’ma be real on us (c’mon)

Nobody got nuttin’ on us (no)

Girls be all on us, from London back down to the US (s, s)

We rockin’ it (contagious), monkey business (outrageous)

Just confess, your girl admits that we the sh*t

F-R-E-S-H (fresh)

D-E-F, that’s right we def (rock)

We definite B-E-P, we reppin’ it

So, turn (turn it up) [3x]

C’mon baby, just

Pump it (louder) [6x]

And say, oh oh oh oh

Say, oh oh oh oh

Yo, yo

Turn up the radio

Blast your stereo

Right now

This joint is fizzlin’

It’s sizzlin’

Right

(Yo, check this out right here)

Dude wanna hate on us (dude)

Dude need’a ease on up (do)

Dude wanna act on us

But dude get shut like flavor shut (shut down)

Chicks say, she ain’t down, but chick backstage when we in town

She like man on drunk

She wanna hit n’ run

That’s the speed

That’s what we do

That’s who we be

B-L-A-C-K -E -Y-E-D-P to the E, then the A to the S

When we play you shake your ass

Shake it, shake it, shake it girl

Make sure you don’t break it, girl

Cause we gonna

Turn it up (turn) [3x]

C’mon baby, just

Pump it (louder) [6x]

And say, oh oh oh oh

Say, oh oh oh oh

Yo, yo

Turn up the radio

Blast your stereo

Right now

This joint is fizzlin’

It’s sizzlin’

Right

Damn (damn) [5x]

Wow

Apl. de ap. from Filipine

Live and direct rocking this scene

Waiting on down for the B-boys and b-girls waiting doin’ their thing

Pump it, louder come on

Don’t stop, and keep it goin’

Do it, lets get it on

Move it!

Come on, baby, do it

La-da-di-dup-dup die dy….

On the stereo

Let those speakers blow your mind

(Blow my mind, baby)

To let it go, let it go

Here we go, la da di…..

On the radio

The system is gonna feel so fine

Pump it (louder) [4x]

Source: YouTube – st0rmfx


Website: [stormFx]

Posted in art, ASL, music by Robs on June 23, 2008

Storm gets his personal website that he shows a variety of different talents.  It includes popular video interpretations, photos-related make-up artworks, and his biography. You can find some of Storm’s information on the website at www.stormfx.net. If you missed Storm’s ASL music video you gotta check it out.

Sign Language Interpretation: Crazy

Posted in ASL, music by Robs on May 24, 2008

st0rmfx is back!!! He produced another ASL music video of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. His make-up work also was amazing! Hope you enjoy watching and rocking it!

Crazy
By Gnarls Barkley

I remember when, I remember
I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place.
Even your emotions had an echo in so much space

And when you’re out there without care
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Probably

I know that you are
Having the time of your life
But think twice
That’s my only advice

Come on now, who do you
Who do you, who do you, who do you think you are?
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you’re in control?

Well, I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart
To lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember
Is thinking, I want to be like them

Ever since I was little
Ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it’s no coincidence I’ve come
And I can die when I’m done

Maybe I’m crazy
Maybe you’re crazy
Maybe we’re crazy
Possibly

Source: YouTube – st0rmfx

Sign Language Interpretation: This Is The New Shit

Posted in ASL, music by Robs on January 25, 2008

Bjorn Storm is original from Wisconsin, and he graduated at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Interpreter Training Program. He resides in San Diego, California. Bjorn produced this ASL music video of “This Is The New Shit” by Marilyn Manson. It was awesome! Very entertaining! See for yourself!

This Is The New Shit

By Marilyn Manson

Everything has been said before

There’s nothing left to say anymore

When it’s all the same

You can ask for it by name

Babble babble bitch bitch

Rebel rebel party party

Sex sex sex and don’t forget the “violence”

Blah blah blah got your lovey-dovey sad-and-lonely

Stick your STUPID SLOGAN in:

Everybody sing along.

Babble babble bitch bitch

Rebel rebel party party

Sex sex sex and don’t forget the “violence”

Blah blah blah got your lovey-dovey sad-and-lonely

Stick your STUPID SLOGAN in:

Everybody sing,

Are you motherfuckers ready

For the new shit?

Stand up and admit,

tomorrow’s never coming.

This is the new shit.

Stand up and admit.

Do we get it? No.

Do we want it? Yeah.

This is the new shit,

Stand up and admit.

Babble babble bitch bitch

Rebel rebel party party

Sex sex sex and don’t forget the “violence”

Blah blah blah got your lovey-dovey sad-and-lonely

Stick your STUPID SLOGAN in:

Everybody sing along.

Everything has been said before

There’s nothing left to say anymore

When it’s all the same

You can ask for it by name,

Are you motherfuckers ready

For the new shit?

Stand up and admit,

tomorrow’s never coming.

This is the new shit.

Stand up and admit.

Do we get it? No.

Do we want it? Yeah.

This is the new shit,

Stand up and admit.

And now it’s “you know who”

I got the “you know what”

I stick it “you know where”

You know why, you don’t care.

And now it’s “you know who”

I got the “you know what”

I stick it “you know where”

You know why, you don’t care.

Babble babble bitch bitch

Rebel rebel party party

Sex sex sex and don’t forget the “violence”

Blah blah blah got your lovey-dovey sad-and-lonely

Stick your STUPID SLOGAN in:

Everybody sing.

Are you motherfuckers ready

For the new shit?

Stand up and admit,

tomorrow’s never coming.

This is the new shit.

Stand up and admit.

Do we get it? No.

Do we want it? Yeah.

This is the new shit,

Stand up and admit.

So,

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU…

Blah blah blah blah everybody sing along.

Source: YouTube – st0rmfx

Signmark: Deaf Rapper

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on July 23, 2007

My friend mentions Marko “Signmark” Vuoriheimo, and he is a Deaf rapper from Finland. I ask my friend the question, “is Signmark a singer?”  Yeah, Signmark rhymes signs by ensuring that they have the same types of hand forms and signs. I check out Signmark’s official website and watch video clips. The sign-language music videos impress me!

Signmark

European music scene has got a new star from the faraway north: SIGNMARK from Finland. This dude has got the attitude and style so unique no one can beat him! The secret of his success is Sign Language. The band is formed by Signmark, DJ sulava and MC mahtotapa. The leader figure, Signmark himself is born Deaf and sings with his hands. MC mahtotapa is a hearing singer who sings out loud the songs.

Signmark chose bass-filled hip hop as his genre, because for the Deaf bass tones are the most natural way to experience music. They don’t have to hear it. They can feel it.

The debut album consists eight songs. What makes it so special? The songs are in two forms: audio (music) and visual (videos). Music can be heard on the CD and the videos can be seen on the DVD. This way Signmark can entertain both Deaf and hearing audience! The songs are mostly in Finnish and Finnish Sign Language, but one song is completely in English, featuring the famous Finnish hip hop artist Brandon and signed in American Sign Language. For international audience it won’t be a problem to follow the music: on the DVD extra section you can find English translation for the songs!

The Finnish media has been very interested in this sensational new artist: most national TV channels have interviewed him, newspapers and magazines have published articles about him and the debut album has been praised by the reviewers. It has been chosen as The Album of the Week by the popular Finnish radio channel YleX. Also MTV Nordic has paid attention to the band. To put it simply: man, this guy is HOT!

For further information, please visit: www.signmark.biz

Source: Press release by Signmark

YouTube: Trailer: SIGNMARK DVD/CD-album

Finnish deaf rapper Signmark has released an internationally unique sign language hip hop music DVD (includes CD). The album combines music, video and sign language rhyming.

Signmark has his own profile of MySpace, and MySpace URL is http://www.myspace.com/signmark

Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia online): Signmark

Signmark’s Official Website: http://www.signmark.biz