Nigga


Little over a year ago I was in bondage
And now I'm back out here reaping the blessings
And getting the benefits that go along with it
Everything that's out here for kings like us
The reason why we like this this jewelry and this diamonds and stuff
They don't understand is because we really from Africa
And that's where all this stuff come from
And we originated from kings, you know what I'm saying
So don't look down on the youngsters
Because they wanna have shiny things
It's in our genes, know what I'm saying
We just don't all know our history so...
- Pimp C

We have the power.

Let that statement sink into your head for a second. Think about how many times something is stolen from us. Think of all the trends, the looks, the thoughts, the very words we make. Look at how they kill our leaders to keep us unorganized and lost within our own communities. Look at how they stifle us with the lack of opportunities to make something of ourselves in this country. Look at how they are now killing off our young and making us to look like a bunch of rioting fools on every media outlet. Look at how they try to highlight all the things wrong and nothing of the good, look at how we are made to look like the perpetual bad guy in every facet of life.

But yet, we remain.

I'm not one to always complain about skin color because I believe where there is a will, there is a way. I believe that if you get up and do something, in a calculated and new way, there's nothing that can hold me back. That's why so many of our leaders from the civil rights era were successful in what they did, they had plans and they thought of new ways to get through. That's the story of our race, we always find ways to always overcome. That within itself is a sad statement because why do we have to always find ways to overcome, why not just allow us to be great? The answer is simple:

They are scared of what we could become.

I'm not a racist, I don't think I'm better than anyone. I, in fact, do believe that every man was created equal, and that everyone deserves a fair shot. But right here, right now, I'm not for everyone, I'm not for equal rights, and I'm not here to see every race succeed. I'm here to speak about my people and why we're the most sought after commodity on this earth. It's evident now more than ever with entertainment, sports, fashion, hell even physical looks are being imitated and with the popularity of social media, it's not going unnoticed or taken lightly. And with more and more pressure being applied, things to me seem like they are reaching a tipping point.

And personally I think that things like this are simply orchestrated by a few who run the world in design for themselves to stay rich and keep the rest poor. But that's neither a here nor there thing. I'm just more so worried about my people and the continued attempts of systematic destruction for no apparent reason. I honestly believe there will come a day when a full blown revolution will come, and when that day comes, the whole world will change and there will be an awakening of conscientiousness, and I just pray for those people that wished to keep us down for so long. But until then, remember that word that is used to bring us down for so long, and remember it well, because the day when it doesn't hurt anymore, will be the day the world will change.

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