yU ft. Bilal Salaam x Danedra Rowell – “Time Machine / Remember U” | Free Download + Lyrics

Following the release of his well received sophomore album The Earn, Suitland, Maryland native yU (from Diamond District & The 1978ers) takes us on a trip down memory lane on this free single release from the LP. Joining forces with Bilal Salaam on The Unknown‘s production on “Time Machine” yU takes us on a narrative journey through time “Found a picture from the year before I was born, corner half torn. Mom & pops hands joined, eye to eye, why do I… Not remember all that, and I closed my eyes, and thru dreams I go back there.” Then as a bonus yU hits the boards to bring us the short but sweet “Remember U”. Stream, Lyrics and download below.


1st verse

Maybe I do fall into the same footsteps as pops
Turned the hands of the clock back
To Lakewood Street now, that’s where he would be found
30 years ago
Let’s take a journey, here we go
To Suitland, Maryland. That’s where the Willingham’s stay
That’s my fathers last name,
He pretty much looks the same
Back in the days he was 16 & doing his thing
Construction, making money with his hands.. That’s my dad
He kept a lil ride, sumthin nice to drive slow in
Playing “Mind Blowing”, 8track stereo and
Him and moms went to Suitland High, she was superfly
Plus his sister’s best friend so, they began to get close
I found a picture from the year before I was born, corner half torn.. Mom & pops hands joined
Eye to eye, why do I.. Not remember all that
And I closed my eyes, and thru dreams I go back there.. Yeahh


Hey, come on.. Ride with me, and take a trip, thru the time machine
Years away, away from today
I’m traveling back, to how I became
And going way back, to back in the days
Of when we used to speak, but now the times have changed
Hey come on, ride with me now, thru the time machine..

2nd Verse

I found another picture too
From the year 1980, I was goin on two.
It was me, my aunt Toya, alotta joy around christmas
Opening my gifts & the colors slowly drifting away
Fading, just like a memory from a while back
Looking siced in the picture, got some toys and a cowboy hat
Neppy’s house was off of Porter Ave
I couldn’t touch less it was mine, see I was taught to ask
Or moms would whoop my *ss, respect, gonna need that. Believe that
She dropped the bottomline, leaving no room for feedback
And u could see that in them other pictures too
When I was a little dude
Me & moms would hit the zoo up
Before the yU, it was Mikey/ Mike Jr.
The world is a labyrinth, so don’t let it lose ya
If the sun was outside, you don’t need no flash
Perfect lighting for this flick, that was taken in the past, let’s goooo..

(Repeat Hook 2x)

3rd Verse

The last picture I hold, goes for all of those who never seen their folks when they were close
Those days are long gone, but I am the result
Of a bond that wasn’t solid, so they drifted apart
Moms thing was her art, and pops was good with his hands
Innate traits I had to take from the blend that yall had, daaag..
Lookin at these pictures makes me wonder what if..
But if anything had changed my destiny might switch too
My daughter is that proof, time done passed by
Some people that u see, it could be for the last time
Flipping, thru a dusty, brown leather photo album
Showing my daughter pictures from back when I was young
I’m trading places with my pops in the drivers seat
Her eyes are wide, their reminding me of me
So add another branch, to my family tree
Just roll wit me, lemme take u thru the time machine..

(Hook Repeats 2x)