BLACK

by Laila Nur

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A soulful, funky rap-rock jam that humanizes Black rage in the face of systemic racism. Addressing themes of Black resilience against state violence, the song is an anthem for a generation speaking out against anti-blackness and police brutality.

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Damn, they Black
What a motherfuckin' problem right?
How come these niggas can’t act more white?
We put the fairness creams
In your ethnic section -- ethnic region.
So pledge your allegiance to the European.
Oops my bad! I meant American flag, you american trash.
They killed his ass on that import grass and America ain’t even mad.

So take off all your poor clothes
And leave them in the dirt.
Everybody here knows,
Your color’s what you’re worth.

Damn they Black. Look at that.
Another day Black Womyn.
Do the math
If one plus them is two but they are number one
Then U.S. must subtract YOU.
That’s the get down.
You ain’t got "rights" now
As long as the killer on the trigger was a white man
And the bullet hit a body that was brown.
Down with that brown
Down for that pound?
We down for that cause.
Pause- what the fuck are we fighting for?
Freedom or a new porsche?
When a young black man
Can be shot up at a gas station
And the killer just walks off.

So take off all your poor clothes
And leave them in the dirt.
Everybody here knows,
Your color’s not you’re worth.

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released August 30, 2016

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