Thursday, November 25, 2021

Lyrics of KRS-One - Blackman In Effect

Blackman In Effect

Wake up!

Take the pillow from your head and put a book in it.

It's time for the massive BDP crew at the top of the pile.

Yo. In the morning I'm yawning at noon is when I wake up

Make up my bed break up the bread and said

Scratching my head why am I so damn intimidating?

Is it because of laws designed to keep us waiting and waiting

Thus hating all forms of a setback

Get back if you can't understand a rap act.

This is the language of the people ready to hear the crew

I've got no juice, 'cause I'm not getting juiced

To have juice means you kiss and lick a lot of booty

To have respect means you simply new or newly

Heard what I had to say and felt as though you'd say that too

I'm not down with a juice-crew

But anyway I say today the message I create is great

I don't preach hate, I simply get the record straight

It's not the fault of the black race that we are misplaced

We're robbin' and killin', your own medicine you taste

You built up a race on the concept of violence

Now in '90 you want silence

Well, I want science, not silence but science

Scientific fact about black

The board of education acts as if it's only reality

Is talking 'bout a Tom, Dick and Harry

So now you learn your black history is questions and answers

Every question but the Black Panthers

Timbuctoo existed when the caveman existed

Why then isn't this listed

Is this because the blackman is the original man

Or does it mean humanity is African

I don't know, but these sciences are hidden

For some strange reason it's forbidden

To talk about, or converse on a political outburst

I don't believe that I'm the first

Or should I say the first one, or the first one that's done

Music like I'm still number one

Music like that or this is the incredible uplift

Those that oppose get dissed

But who will oppose the teacher when society's a wreck

So check the blackman's in effect

Near the Tigris and Euphrates Valleys in Asia

Lies the Garden of Eden

Where Adam became a father to humanity

Now don't get mad at me

But according to facts, this seems just fantasy

Because man, the most ancient man

Was found thousands of years before Adam began

And where he was found, again they can't laugh at ya

It's right, dead, smack in Africa

But due to religious and political power

We must be denied the facts every hour

We run to school, tryin' to get straight A's

Let's take a trip way back in the days

To the first civilization on Earth, the Egyptians

Giving birth to science, mathematics and music

Religion, the list goes on, you choose it

Egypt was the land of spiritual blessing

Egypt was the land of facts, not guessing

People from all over the world had come

To learn from Egypt, Egypt number one

So people that believe in Greek philosophy

Know your facts, Egypt was the monopoly

Greeks had learned from Egyptian masters

You might say \"Prove it\", well here's the answers

640 to 322 b.C. originates Greek philosophy

But in that era Greece was at war

With themselves and Persia, what's more

Any philosopher at that time was a criminal

He'd be killed very simple

This indicates that Greece had no respect

For science or intellect

So how the hell you created philosophy

When you kill philosophers constantly

The point is that we descend from kings

Science, art and beautiful things

African history is the worlds history

This is the missing link and mystery

Once we realise they all are African

White will sit down with black and laugh again

So judge not least ye might be judged

By the judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged

Matthew seven, first verse doesn't budge

No man should walk the Earth and sludgez

if you don't believe, you can go and check

To see how and where the blackman's in effect

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