Locus Amoenus

by Helldogs Kris

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Locus Amoenus - Latin for "pleasant place". A literary term used to describe an idealised place for safety or comfort.

This album is the tale of a man's travels to such an ideal paradise, taking you through the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations of such a journey until the final destination. This destination is different for all of us, but so is the journey. However, the point of this voyage is to enjoy the experience - NOT to reach the end point.

So, enjoy the ride.


released October 16, 2013

All tracks were produced, mixed and mastered by Helldogs Kris

\\ Vocals //

Tracks 1 & 5: Numatik (also many thanks to Numatik for helping with the youtube videos of "Lucid Living" and "Dawn")

Tracks 6 & 8: Musashi

Check these guys out, very talented MCs - you won't regret it!

\\ Artwork //

Album artwork created by Eugénie Laffite. A big thank you for her awesome work!

Check out her deviant art page here:

Check out Numatik's and Musashi's pages below:

Numatik :


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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.


Helldogs Kris UK

HDK is a Greek producer based in Manchester, UK. Since signing to Roots of Society he released his debut album Sun Stroked in 2014. He has collaborated with Awon & Dephlow on their critically acclaimed albums Dephacation and Matte Black Soul and appeared on Cult Classic Records compilation Friends & Family 3. HDK strives to promote Hip Hop culture in its purest form. ... more

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Track Name: Departure (feat. Numatik)
Everyone has their own journey and they must complete it on their own.

It is easy to focus on the final destination... but it's the journey that matters. The final destination does not matter.

It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad.
Rather, it is regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today.

Life must be lived as we go along... so come along with me to my Locus Amoenus.

Let the journey begin....
Track Name: Lucid Living (feat. Numatik)
Verse 1:
I awaken, my eyes on the rays of
Sunny summer days, reclining right of a daisy
Wake up! My people who don’t see…
See beauty’s appraiser has come so follow me

Like Alice follow the rabbit, and I’ll show you the team
A sip of tea, and’ you will be lost within’ a dream…
Taking my time to soak in, everything that I see
All things, surrounding me, acquisition is so sweet…

My life now lucid, learning I see improvement…
Finding results, adopting a new intellect
I want resurrect time-spent equivalent to…
Eternal beings relaxed within the infinite

Even a small sight, ain’t lesser, and so I bless it
…Thank God I’m living out of my best huh?
So when I see a rose, I will adore it
Even the birds of the air, color when they soaring’

Starting’ from the Dawn now moving on, Locus
Hoping Christos and’ logos will be the focus…
Even music, can be loaded… Spoken emotions…
Hip-hop, we gon’ keep it explosive!

Open up my eyes!
Open up the door to my heart,
Adoring’ the spark
Talk about, a shot in the dark…

Adorning the park
Flowers in the field…
I would like to feel… Living life on the real…


Verse 2:
“Life on the real”, not unaware
I’m aware of… what’s seen, emerging out of a green bud
Or maybe if I fall, caught up in a fresh wind
Blessings, surrounding my every step that I’m faced with

Have you heard, have you heard of meditation?
My favorite thing to do is considering how amazing…
The world I’m in, starting with I made it…
To the point I’m at, it’s crazy, I wouldn’t change it!

I love the smiles… seasons that cycle
Gestures… who would’ve guessed, I love the quiet
So privileged, meeting another human that sings…
Or making a sweet beat, or fashioning rhyme in speech

Little things, starting to see, what I take notice of
So in love, receiving, I’m sowing love… Reaping much…
Sense of touch, living a life alike the chorus
Eyes wide open, seeing my life as gorgeous!
Track Name: Fresh (feat. Musashi)
I'm divin back into it
got old flows like a buick
introductions to what I'm spewin forth
It's me, myself and I leavin lames in forth
Lames of course….
still getting lit like the human torch
Flame spittin smoke coughing and it's written
A dose of where I've been and how I'm livin
Comin out of my cave to hear the spittahs
Gather my thoughts before the winter to survive but before my eyes ideas splinter
but no one said it was a fair game
some pursue just for the money
and cheddar stacks on bread till it molds now chase the honey
They just sent the kids to sunday school in a nation where god rules and decree'd we all
deserve swimming pools…
but I stay Fresh…
I'm offa that fresh
That new raw ever heard of me?
it's doubtful unknown I'm an assassin unsewn
How could something so quiet begin a riot
Chill vibes that insight violence
seldom vibin off a lifeless soul
More energy, more enemies
…an eye blinks and then their sized down to centipedes
eyes on the center please
The rooms packed to the centimeter…
breathe in dust, exhale diamonds
Daynga Chron spittin several climates
Bars written so high that you could climb them
They try tell me that its all about timing
but this my life where… theres no rewinding
grindin with no fast forward reminded that I live in the now
so its bong rips in the whip till infinities found
Lighters flick, i take a sip of my tazo
dodging potholes but never spillin drops out of the bottle
Vibe Tribe Echo Culture, Team and the motto
Some just out here hopin that they scheme hit the lotto
Crabs in a bucket I just sank to the bottom
Dug my way out now im someones elses problem
Stayed true to me by being everything elses product
and Lames out here looking like everyone elses prada
it's somebody elses mantra their recitin and they aren't even cited
it's so matter of fact,
that if this goes to them then they'll go to that
Dead in the water, Old Navy tryna leap over Gaps
Out here Climbin over each other trine scramble for maps
One minute their talkin reckless now they looking for daps
And I could barely give a fuck and they aint fuckin with that
Im Fresh…fresh
(dress sharp fam you know what it is)
Im offa that fresh.
Stay Fresh. We offa that fresh. X2
On the scene rocking Ronin
late night like conan tryna catch a moment
cause times never frozen
so i always spit that fresh and sketch styles with each step
I'm a hard act to follow and you got next
The truths hard to swallow like you got strep
My name sliding over lips like blistex
Im fresha than with soap without the opera
Keep your drama I'm a make my name ring bells like Salamanca
No heat in the winter
so we smoke till its summer
Got Lames responding like a wrong number
They're mistaken sayin I'm only good for keepin warm like a blanket
Food for thought like a banquet,
Ash stained statements as I sharpen my blade
Life gets lived and people get played
We all roll the dice and sometimes we get saved
No contingency plan but looking back at all I've learned im amazed
Fresh fresh fresh…Im off that Fresh
Track Name: No Place Like Home (feat. Musashi)
And These fakes these fakes just rakin' in
I'm just waken at the wake there's no escaping this
and So I'm makin' them
Tombstone statements all scribbled through the graveyard
My ships long sailed but there's still time to save y'all
these words will wash to the shore
Never washed up though maaaan check the decor
This is me steady liven from the ceilings to floors
This is me getting taught all the things I've ignored
and All the things that I saw …
almost makes me sick but almost makes me smile and then it fades to quick
I spit styles over pavement like I'm paid per minute
when I really pay with each breathe and trade for sentences
Life's written in
invisible ink
I take a moment to think
but I cant see where my sentence ends
No recognition been twisting my penmenshiiiip
No pen pals when Im reppin' this
reckless no wrecks cause I didn't come weaponless
sharp mind, venom spit, try to follow my steps but they slip in it
she said that she was slipping in to
something more comfy cozy
history repeats itself ring around rosie
as she tip toes back to her home she doesn't know he
is privy to her game
cause man she's no shinobi
if only
she had never hit me up on the low key
She got tricks like Loki
Mind games stay focused She potent
We're all set sailin' in the ocean
just floatin'
as the tides wash by we get broken its corrosive I've noticed
Man I been out here drownin' for way too long, Grabbin' onto beaches but the sway too strong
hands covered in sand, the grit and grip of pullin' onto nothing what if I'm bluffing and then
something doesn't work out
I guess I'm livin' with the curse now, live and you learn from it
Movin' on, I can see the sun comin' and I'll take my leave
She wanna keep my heart but it ain't on my sleeve
you don't know what you got till she leaves but I keep maintaining
wrote a song about it, memories repainted
and she still down to chill like Miles Davis
no last statement needed we just stopped repeating ourselves
an anthology of apologies to fill in the well
She try to pretend like we buried the hatchet, my favorite actress
She's fallen again, I'm just a bad habit
she's callin' again like nothing matters on the mattress
caught up in emotions or she's wrapped up in fabric
they say better to have loved and lost but I'd rather wander forever and never total the cost
The Ocean.