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Rakim nevydává tracky každý den. A když už se tak stane, celá scéna je jedno velké ucho…

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Po světě se promenáduje jen pár emcees, které respektují úplně všichni bez ohledu na věk a vkus a jedním z nich je Rakim Allah.

To vše i přesto, že za posledních dvacet let vydal newyorský The God MC pouze jedno jediné album (“The Seventh Seal”) a mohlo by se zdát, že už vše pověděl zamlada.

Vůbec nejčerstvější důkaz o nekončící aktivitě čerstvě třiapadesátileté legendy žánru podává song “Black Messiah”.

Ten plní na soundtracku k novému snímku “Judas And the Black Messiah” roli bonusu, když uzavírá celý tracklist a číslo 1 v seznamu “TOP 50 Lyricist of All Time” od The Source zastihuje ve “storytelling” módu.

Text:

[Intro]
Love, respect, appreciation
To the Black Messiah
To the Black Panther Party, we salute
It’s God Rakim, let’s go

[Verse 1]
1948, Chicago, Illinois, a young panther was born
He became a man when he was just a little boy
Excellent athlete, he excelled in the classroom too
High supreme action speed, that’s when his passions grew
Racial injustices, poverty, slavery
He went to college, studied law, then joined the NAACP
A lot of bad things happеned, people need to havе answers
Why should he keep asking? So he joined the Black Panthers
Have a mission, known the system, invite, try to get all of them
Fight capitalism, the socialism, fight fire with water
The right cause, grow plan, that requires understanding
The life course of a good man, the Black Messiah Fred Hampton

[Hook]
Am I a good man (Am I a good man?)
A good man
Am I a good man? (Am I a good man)
A good man

[Verse 2]
Man had a lot of heart, some say a lot of nerves
Man had a lot of smarts, the man with the million dollar words
Led by example, righteous people wanna follow
Take a special kind of man to, unite the gangs of Chicago
Made ’em march in peace, become allies, soldiers
Supervised the police, they brutalized and controlled us
He wouldn’t miss a lot of tricks, told them what he knew about law
Informed them about politics, told them what he knew about war
All races, one vision, the American activist
Began the Rainbow Coalition, everybody thought Jackson did
Genocide, a global bliss, poetry like a vocalist
FBI’s Most Wanted list, revolutionary socialist

[Hook]
Am I a good man (Am I a good man?)
A good man
Am I a good man? (Am I a good man)
A good man (Here we go)

[Verse 3]
They can’t take it no longer, he getting bigger by the hour
Everyday getting stronger, the people give him more power
Intelligent, disciplined, he can organize confusion
Militant, different, he can recognize illusions
Maybe overthrow the government, protest, riots
Maybe even run for President, but who would want to keep him quiet?
The informant’s on the inside, he still seems unstoppable
But this is always how our leaders die because they getting too powerful
Like the barrel of a gun, crucified, he was only 21
Look at all the things he did in a short time
Imagine all the things that he could’ve done
If he could speak from the grave, Fred Hampton would say this:
“You can kill a Black Panther, but the Panther still exists”

[Outro]
This record is dedicated to the Chairman Fred Hampton
May you rest in everlasting peace
And to his family, his queen, Akua Njeri
And his son, the Chairman Fred Hampton Jr
Peace, love and respect.

Nas nepřestává věřit Hit-Boyovi, což si jistě nenechají uniknout ani klasici z EPMD

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