Put Up A Fight | Artwork by @Panzone_art Captured by @Valiantfab

I just put up a fight in this thing we call life.
I put my own money down. And I try. And I try.
And I fail and I fall. But I’m never defeated.
I’m always getting back up and toward the source of grievance
until I rip it apart and get it out of my life.
I was doomed from the start but was ahead of my time.
They only pick up to call when they see that you’re flying
but they scramble like roaches the second stars ain’t aligning.

– D.T. Ruth

Amazing artwork by @Panzone_art captured by #GullySteez contributor @Valiantfab.

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Eyes | Artwork by @Bryan_itch, @_Bailer, and @Sleekone87 Captured by @Finehood

I looked into her eyes and told her, “baby you’re the one”
as she looked into the sky and wondered why I lie so much.
I don’t know why.
I don’t know why I lied so much.
But she took flight.
She left to find an honest one
who won’t cause fights.
And now she’s doing quite fine.
A couple kids, knee high.
It makes me feel alright
to see her shine so bright.
To see her find her light.
To see her mine her plight
and get gold from the ashes of the past. My life
will never be the same since we crashed those bikes.
There ain’t nothing we could do but respect Father Time.
Respect Father Time.
– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @bryan_itch, @_bailer, and @sleekone87.

Captured by #GullySteez contributor @finehood in Richmond.

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Together | Artwork by @Dface_official Captured by @Pixelatedstreets

We belong together. I know this. For sho’ it’s
been a mighty long time and I’m hella nervous
but I think it’s time since our love’s hotter than a furnace.
I promise I’ll provide cuz you’re deserving.
Baby, you don’t tarnish.
You’re always golden
garnished with a side of emotion.
Outspoken.
I just need your love.
Need your mind.
Want your body.
And you don’t need your clothes where we’re going.
Just come find me.

– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @dface_official that was captured by #GullySteez contributor @pixelatedstreets in Seattle.

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Hell | Artwork by Hell & Trafik Captured by @Ninaqueral

We all live our own versions of hell.
We only differ in the way we play the hands that we’re dealt.
We succumb or we rise.
We topple or grind.
We should never live in fear from what resides in our mind.
I find you seek the truth in every line you put to your nose.
You tell yourself that things are changing while you unroll the note
but everytime things start a-flaming you go back down that road.
I don’t know what else to tell ya I ain’t tell ya befo’. You always say that you’re just going through hell
but the hell you put your mama through is unparalleled.
Farewell.

– Daniel Steez

Dope artwork by HELL & TRAFIK that was captured by #GullySteez contributor @ninaqueral.

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Shout | Artwork by @Caro.pepe & @Ageage_bln Captured by @Catscoffeecreativity

Shout:

Our minds are going crazy but our mouths are always shut.
We wanna shout and scream but we don’t think we strong enough.
Tell me, why are we always so blinded by the fluff?
By the TV and the headlines on the phones that we all love?

I guess we’ll never know. And I guess we’ll never learn.
I guess we’ll all stay shut until our souls are old and burnt.
I guess I wanna say that I’m evolving but I’m not
cuz I’m binge watching on Netflix and I know six different plots.
– @Daniel.Steez

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Amazing artwork by @caro.pepe & @ageage_bln for @upfest.

Captured by #GullySteez family member @catscoffeecreativity.

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Fly | Artwork by @Berokone Captured by @Estorninos1

Fly:

Life is intricate but all I wanna do is fly.
Used to be so scared of what they thought. It made me paralyzed.
Now I’m soaring higher than I ever thought I might.
Baby, if you see me you might not believe your eyes.

– Daniel Steez

Great work by @berokone.

Captured by contributor @estorninos1 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Together | Artwork by @Inkten & @Clog_two Captured by @Pixelatedstreets

Together:

We on this road together.
You and me? Yeah, that’s forever.
I’m tryna give the globe to you.
Tryna make myself better.

We’ll make a couple billion.
Help the poor through stormy weather
and really make a difference.
We gon’ stomp through life unfettered.

Really, I just wanna walk around the world.
You and me
and talk of what we see.

I’ll make it reality.
– Daniel Steez

Incredible artwork by @inkten & @clog_two for @richmondmuralproject1. Captured by contributor @pixelatedstreets.

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