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Artist :Big Daddy Kane
Album :Taste of Chocolate
Title :

Who Am I



"I was born.."

[Big Daddy Kane]
A black man from the motherland
Speakin a language today most people don't understand
where no one could bother me
cause I had freedomjusticeand equality
But then one day it was tooken away
and I was shipped to the U.S.A.
A young brothermade into a slave
to harvest the midlands and clean the chittlins
Given a new namenew religion
No freedom to votenot even to make a decision
I saw my peoplessold raped and took out
The rest of that stuff that Alex Haley talks about
They said I'm not from Asia I'm from Africa
And all the blacks there now are just scavengers
That's the way my mind was poisoned
to believe that in America blacks are inferior
A weak mind and a body of swine
only adds up to being - deaf dumb and blind
Illiterate to who where what and why
So I ask myself: who am I?

"I was born.."

[Big Daddy Kane]
A native New Yorker on the streets
Known for rockin rhymes to real rough beats
that I found in the atticnoisy with static
A sound that made mea hip-hop fanatic
I made a few songs that sold OK
Never top 20 or plenty airplay
I came out hardcoreflexin cock diesel
Saw a little cashand pop goes the weasel
I had to make that change and rearrange
my whole rap formatno hardcore rap
So now all the pop charts I rule
over New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdulhuh
I thought I made itthen my song faded
and none of the black stations ever have played it
I tried to blame it on MTV
and say"Damnthey cold played me for Young MC"
But when you get down to itI'm the real blame
because I wanted the fame
Money is not only the root of all evil
It's also the destruction of black peopleso
conjunction junctionwhat's your function?
Bein a scoutor sellin out?
Look in the mirror at yourselfeye to eye
and say: who am I?

[Gamilah Shabazz]
A solid changehave to rearrange this strange
feelin I'm feelinso appealin
I am having to deal with
Time to forget the mythof bein black and a woman
Can't get aheadwalkin on a threada tightrope
Can't copedon't be a dopehave a little bit of hope
Runnin your scope on affairs
You have to be awaredon't flare up
Let your cup runneth over
I'm not Irishdon't need a donut to fill up my dish
nor two mango wish to wish on a starthey're so far
Anyway I'm thinkin about todaynot tomorrow
I'm not a follower of anyone
My time has comeit's already here
My message is clear
Like the women of long agoI am also here
also to showI have the courage
Have the strengthI'm for equal opportunity
no matter the lifelength of time
Show me a signshould I rely on a
subliminal messageshould I question
what would seem to belife's told me?
Yes indeedso let me speak

[Big Daddy Kane]
And that's comin from the daughter of Malcolm X
So black women put it in your texts
so you can never letopportunity pass you by
or even ask yourselfwho am I?

 



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