Archive for December, 2011

Marcel Cartier ft Akala and Nana D – GET YOUR HANDS OFF AFRICA!

FREE DOWNLOAD: Marcel Cartier ft Akala and Nana D – Get Your Hands Off Africa (prod Agent of Change)

Check this brand new track by Marcel Cartier, featuring Akala and Nana D, and produced by Agent of Change. A Kwanzaa gift for y’all :-)

Lyrics:

[Marcel verse 1]

Those who do not move do not feel their chains
But the African people are aware of the pain
Aware of the game, invader deception
Black presidents who are White Man extensions
People from Cape to Cairo rebel
Cos fake independence and ongoing hell
Colonial ties still keep ‘em chained
The richest continent’s getting robbed again
The IMF and World Bank criminal schemes
What about reparations? To me it seems
That every metropole from Amsterdam
To Paris and Brussels was built with the hands
Of African labour, a slave relation
Developing Europe at the expense of their nation
But Africans rebelled from the first conquest
Took back independence at last accomplished

[Nana D chorus]

You’d better get your hands off… AFRICA!
You’d better get your hands off… AFRICA!

[Marcel verse 2]

Look at Africom, the African Command
That’s the US and her puppets shaking each others’ hands
They went in for Libya, going for Uganda
When will we learn we can’t be sleeping any longer?
Still salivating over claiming Zimbabwe
The worst man alive to them is Robert Mugabe
But land should belong to the African masses
Not a small group of white settler bastards
My fellow Europeans wanna whine and groan
About losing what we stole, that is not our home
That is not our land, need to choose the side
Of the future of humanity, the old has expired
If you ever want peace then you better want justice
Most of the continent is far from accustomed
Sarkozy, Cameron and Africa’s son
Better know that their war can never ever be won

[Nana D chorus]

You’d better get your hands off… AFRICA!
You’d better get your hands off… AFRICA!

[Akala verse]

The mother continent where we all originate
Eugenics ain’t dead so it’s cool to eliminate humanity’s darker shade
Genocidal AIDS, ancient civilisations
Not a continent of slaves
In every step of the way the elites have helped pave the way
For all the madness that we’re seeing today
But that in no way excuses the centuries of rape
But if we’re gonna solve it it’s an issue we have to face
Because every brother ain’t a brother just because of their colour
Look at the hand that killed Patrice and Thomas and others
While millions murdered in the Congo it don’t make the news
But if a footballer’s wife should buy a pair of shoes
I’m supposed to give a fuck, apparently
I do not! The world’s a reflection of your block
And if you think a world that can profit from African death
And be totally cool
Thinks that you’re better cos you live here
You’re a fucking fool

[Nana D chorus]

You’d better get your hands off… AFRICA!
You’d better get your hands off… AFRICA!

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Ghetts – Story of the Pauper (with lyrics)

Some serious emotional and lyrical depth from London-based rapper Ghetts in this track. As his skills continue to grow and his subject matter diversifies, Ghetts has a real chance to establish himself as one of the very best rappers in the history of UK rap.

People are being made redundant
Some of my friends and family are amongst them
And everybody’s family depends on a lump sum
But some ain’t gonna see a salary when the month’s done
How you gonna tell a kid he aint got to rob
When the only role model he has just lost his job
Unemployed without another choice
Heading down the same path he tried to make his son avoid
Jobseekers allowance aint for everyone
We grown, there’s no power in a pellet gun
You tryna tell a n***a that’s a breadwinner
Forget dinner and he’ll do things he’s never done
It’s the story of the pauper
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
But don’t get me wrong
Three out of ten will cross the border
And be out the ends, but still it weren’t a shortcut
I understand what it took to do that
How Naomi Campbell had to look to do that
What Levi Roots had to cook to do that
The kinda weight the top shottas had to push to do that
What kinda singer Diz had to get on a hook to do that
And when you’re tryna push out of the same place you come from
Everybody has a goal, and pulling you back
So it’s bullet proof this, and bullet proof that
And I don’t expect those from outside the slums to understand this
How you gonna relate? Your mum and dad’s rich
Welcome to my ends, it’s gully
And none of us are getting no inheritance money
What’s your life like round here? I bet everything’s honey
Yeah we all got problems, but I bet yours has never been the money
Wait, I don’t know you so I shouldn’t pass judgement
Vice versa, but sometimes assets confine a person
You ain’t gotta tell me that you’re rich cos I know you are
Your life is perfect – is that why you turn your nose up at the lower class?
Or is your life just as fucked as mine behind the curtains?
But you don’t wanna show it cos you’ve got an image to uphold
I know, but when you come home, you unload, stress
Staring in the mirror like “I’m so depressed”
And now you wanna jumbo to jet, yeh I get it
Cos I feel like that six out of seven days
And that’s why a n***a be addicted to lemon haze
Listen when I’m spittin’ a system is devil-made
The government have got the nation brainwashed
A close friend of mine just left the Caribbean
When he got here he said he shoulda stayed in Barbados
I could explain but I’d rather let you read between the lines
Yo don he switched the brain on
You can’t even read the signs, where’s your brain gone?
What can I say dawg?
The truth lays beneath the lies
But it’s like I’m tryna lead the blind
And they would rather remain lost.
Forever in the rat race
Life ain’t getting no better and it’s facts mate
So I’m lighting up the lemon on a bad day
And as I let the zoot settle in my ashtray
I’m thinking of all the terrible things man-made
Things that caused this inevitable rampage
I’m hoping I ain’t got vegetables for a fanbase

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Rebel Diaz – Never A Prisoner (Free Mumia) – download and lyrics

FREE DOWNLOAD: Rebel Diaz – Never A Prisoner (prod Agent of Change)

Check out this brand new Mumia Abu-Jamal tribute (available for free download from Soundcloud), produced by me.

Lyrics:

[Chorus]

You can lock me down but I will never be your prisoner
Victims are the ones that just obey and just give it up
Even in this world we enslaved like some prisoners
A freedom fighter fights til the world listen up

[Rodstarz verse]
Police terrorism, television showing fiction
Officer shot, them attorneys want convictions
Silencing the movements that stood up for liberation
Scared of self-defence and people’s self-determination
Terrified witnesses, forced cooperation
Thirty long years behind the walls of these racists
Hero to the youth and everyone for revolution
We need a million Mumias on the streets as a solution
Take over the media, tell the story to the people
Decolonise the streets til the cops are illegal
The world is my cell and ain’t nobody come and visit me
Went to they schools but they ain’t teaching us the history
Live from death row and I hope the world is hearing this
Malcolm in my dreams and Fidel making appearances
Salvador Allende was about popular unity
Freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal and my community

[Chorus]
You can lock me down but I will never be your prisoner
Victims are the ones that just obey and just give it up
Even in this world we enslaved like some prisoners
A freedom fighter fights til the world listen up

[G1 verse]
Hear the screams of the people, millions for Mumia
We marched in 97, no fear we still here
Years later, more hearings, more appeals
They still trying to have an innocent man killed
Or locked up in a cage for the rest of his days
To suppress the power of putting a pen to a page
In the age of information, really informing us
Despite incarceration, a people’s journalist
Voice of the voiceless can’t never be silenced
Exposing the injustice of systemic state violence
They lie, they steal, they rob, they kill
Yet we the ones targetted and thrown in jail
Thirty years plus in chains and cuffs
Now what we gone do, get on that bus
To Illadelph, heed the call, free ‘em all
And libertad for Mumia Abu-Jamal

[Chorus]
You can lock me down but I will never be your prisoner
Victims are the ones that just obey and just give it up
Even in this world we enslaved like some prisoners
A freedom fighter fights til the world listen up

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