Blacknificent (vidDASH)

Blacknificent Produced, Mixed & Arranged by C-Doc for DefBeat Posse Productions, ID! Written by C. Ridenhour, T. Jahi, DC Snyder Vocals by Chuck D & Jahi of PE2.0 Cuts by C-Doc Recorded by JP Hesser at Castaway 7 Studios- Ventura, CA Published by Bring The Noise, Administered by Reach Global (BMI) / KHMUNY Publishing (BMI) / Rebel Bass MHI (BMI)   Chuck Verse 1 NOW THE WAY IT WAS  AINT THE WAY IT IS  CULTURE STOLE THE FUTURE  AND ROBBED THESE KIDS  AT THE AGE IM NOW IF I CANT TEACH  I SHOULDNT EVEN  OPEN MY MOUTH TO SPEAK  WHY AT MY AGE  WOULD I BE AFRAID? TO RHYME LIKE A PREACHER  TO GET YALL STRAIGHT ? SEGREGATION , INTEGRATION  AGGRAVATION  I GOT A OBLIGATION  TEACHING DETERMINATION THERES A REASON CONSCIOUSNESS  IS OUT OF SEASON  THEY CREATED A CLIMATE  WHERE THE YOUNG IS DRAGGED BEHIND IT  YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY  ASKING QUESTIONS WHY ITS YOUR WORLD COMING TIME PASSES US BY  BUT EYE TO EYE ADVICE MONEY CANT BUY NEW WORLD ORDER  IS A PLACE TO BE UNDENIED  MY LANES THE SAME DAMN NEAR 60 WHAT ELSE CAN I BE AGAINST RACHETIVITY ? IF I DONT MAKE SENSE I SHOULD S T F U  SAYING G T F O H AND GET FAR AWAY FROM YOU NO WAY IT AINT WHAT IM GONNA DO  IM GONNA PRAISE AND SALUTE  ENOUGH TOP RAISE THE YOUTH      BE ABOUT SOMETHING  / 4X BE ABOUT SOMETHING OUT SIGNIFICANCE IS INFINITE   Jahi verse 2  OUR SIGNIFICANCE TREMENDOUS  EVERYWAY IN BROAD DAY  SALUTE THE RYAN COOGLER & AVA DUVERNAY BY THE WAY SALUTES AND SHOUTS TO THOSE THAT DON’T GET HEADLINES BUT WAKE UP EVERYDAY DOING WORK ON THE FRONTLINES THE MEDIA BLIND TO THE FACTS OF OUR COURAGEOUS ACTS OUR FINGERPRINT ON EVERYTHING WORD TO HENRIETTA LACKS ITS IN OUR DNA WE CAN MOVE THE WORLD WITH THE WORDS THAT WE SAY SO WHAT YOU SAYIN WHAT YOU DOING WHAT COMMUNITY YOU IMPROVING OUR ANCESTORS BEFORE US GIVE US STRENGTH TO KEEP MOVING KEEP ON MOVING DON’T STOP NO DON’T EVER UNDERESTIMATE  THE POWER OF OUR PEOPLE NO RHYMING WITH MY HERO THEY SAY MY SKIN TONE IS ILLEGAL BUT I FEEL REGAL BLACK MAN FLY LIKE AN EAGLE WALKING TO THE BEAT OF MY DRUM HIP HOP PETE ESCOVETO PLAYA WORLD CHANGERS YEA  I SEE YOU LOVE POWERFUL FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE A SMILE CAN INSPIRE WHILE THE NEWS MAKING IT WORSE DO GOOD BE GOOD BLOCK TO BLOCK HOOD TO HOOD UNITY IS KEY IN THE BROTHER AND SISTERHOOD    BE ABOUT SOMETHING  / 4X BE ABOUT SOMETHING OUT SIGNIFICANCE IS INFINITE     STAND UP GET UP / 4X BE ABOUT SOMETHING  GET STAND UP  BE ABOUT SOMETHING OUT SIGNIFICANCE IS INFINITE   DID ANYBODY TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT ? SO IMPORTANT TO OUR SIGNIFICANCE  NOTHING TO DO WITH BOUGHT EXTRAVAGANCE  ZERO TO DO WITH THE MONEY YOU SPENT