Big Nel from Da Natti

(Big Nel)Let ’em know how we do it down in the C.O. we ’bout to get the thang startedKnow what I’m sayin’? The year 2000 I’m ’bout to let these muthafuckas know, Big D representin’ All the way from the C.O.Cinncinnati, Ohio – that’s what it is Ay yo I’m […]

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Love Language

[Talib Kweli]Yo, we’re going to have the word lovein many different languages translated all through the trackSo, whenever you hear the word loveKnow that, it’s going to be in a different languageThe language of love cannot be translated, yo Love is blind, you just see bright lightYou up in the […]

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On My Way

[Vinia Mojica]I’m on my way.. Whether sunny or rain – I’m on my way..Destiny is pre-ordained – I’m on my way..Whether ecstasy or pain – I’m on my way..I’m black and free from your chains – I’m on my way.. Whether sunny or rain – I’m on my way..Destiny is […]

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For Women

[Talib Kweli] (Spoken)Yea, so we got this tune called "For Women" rightOriginally, it was by Nina SimoneShe said it was inspired by, you knowDown south. In the south, they used to call her Mother AntieShe said No Mrs.Just AntieShe said if anybody ever called her Antie she’d burn the whole […]

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Ghetto Afterlife

[Talib Kweli]These niggaz ain’t thugs, the real thugs is the governmentDon’t matter if you independent, democrat or republicanNiggaz politickin the street, get into beefStart blastin, now a new cat is executive chiefWith a, passion for heat you get, blast in yo’ seatDie before you crash in yo’ Jeep, never passin […]

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Name of the Game

"The name of the game is.." [Talib Kweli]Persistance, dedicationConsistant, motivation, resistance to stagnationof information, distribute it free to the entire populationNo hesitation, makin it publicNo privitazation from corporationsToday in order to be sane you gotta go crazy so remainon top of the game, and master your universe like you was […]

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Down for the Count

[Rah Digga]Yeh, check it out now (uhh uhh uhh)Rah Digga y’all, Dirty Harriet (uhh!)Kweli, Xzibit, new millenium! (C’mon, check it) [all] One, two, three, four[Rah] Grimy bitch stomp the bogey outside your front door (yeah)Puffin on Goodie, eatin tuna and ryeBlow the spot with some old school shit from junior […]

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Eternalists

YeahNow here we goHere we go (come on come on)Now here we goHere we go (come on come on)Yeah Stay strong this ain’t for the plain heartedMy name’s honored cause my style is insane retardedRemain hottest from St. Marks to St. ThomasTake game farther than the Putt-Putt planes charteredThe same […]

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Some Kind Of Wonderful

What’s next?These chicken neck MCs get me vexedMy rhymes be blowin’ up chat rooms all over the internetAnd causin’ collisions on the highway of informationAnd then I head back to my prior engagementIn the nation of BrooklynLand of Trinis, Haitians, Jamaicans and BejansIt’s amazin’ how lickin’ shots is the proper […]

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Memories Live

[talking]Yo, you know what we got to do, man, we need to get a whole CD.Get a collection of all the music and everything we’ve ever done. [woman singing]Bringing back sweet memories (3x) Life, living in Flatbush and going to house partiesRed lights, bumping, life is what you make it, […]

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Move Somethin'

[Talib Kweli]C’mon c’mon ya ya ya ya yaGet ’em up, get ’em up whatGet ’em up, get ’em up whatGet ’em up, get ’em up whatYo, yo, yoWhat’s with the melodrama?Fella’s wanna hover in my cypher like a helicopterLike it’s a special honorThe stealth bomba, gem droppaMake the ghetto holla, […]

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Good Mourning

"Good morning, Brook-nam"Another stop… on the train(wake up… wake up… wake up…)We come to a stop that everybody got to make… Whether you local or express [Talib Kweli]What’s the meanin of ghettofabulousNot ridin the back of the busI’m a revolutionary antagonistSome playas is mad at us for just doin our […]

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Soul Rebels

(Kweli) We do not (under no circumstances) live for Hip-Hop (Hip-Hop)It lives for uswe don’t live for Hip-Hop (Hip-Hop), it lives for us (repeat 3x) It’s the eternalist, y’all burn to this, blaze da dro’Soul rebels trap up, we got a long way to goBefore this here blow like a […]

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Africa Dream

(talking)If you can talk you can singIf you can walk you can danceThat’s an old proverb from ZimbabweYou know what I meanIf you can talk you can singIf you can walk you can danceYeah, and the trumpet is blownYeah, alright, C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’monAlright, Wooh! (talking)Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh, one […]

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