Free Mumia

Album: KRS One (1995)
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  • Knowledge, where the people at?
    Free Mumia!
    Channel Live! (KRS-One, come and represent)
    (The wisdom)
    Hah hah hah hah hah hahaha!
    Free Mumia!

    Everywhere I look there's another house negro
    Talkin about they people and how they should be equal
    They talkin but the conversation ain't goin nowhere
    You can't diss hip-hop, so don't you even go there
    C. Delores Tucker, you want to quote the scripture
    Every time you hear nigga, listen up sista

    I met up with this girl named Delores, a prankster
    I said I MC, she said, "You're a gangster"
    But she was caught up, she hit the floor like a breakdance
    Wrapped her up like the arms in a be -boy stance
    Recognize moms I'm one of your sons I'm hip-hop
    In the form of Channel Live and KRS-One
    Representin MC's across America
    She said, "You're the one who be causin all that mass hysteria"

    Wisdom shall come out of the mouths of babes and sucklings
    But you blinded by cultural ignorance and steady judging
    But judge not, lest ye may be judged
    For the judgment ye judge ye shall surely be judged, you gets no love

    She said, "I like it, that's why I jock it"
    Then I said, "You only on my back because I fill brother's pockets"
    Got em drivin Benzes Jeeps and Rolls Royces
    Attackin me will leave youth with no voices
    The choice is yours not mine hang with me
    I'll have you freestyle and bombin graffiti
    We can cut it up like like wax
    Claimin I cause violence but America was violent before rap, FACT


    Warner, Elektra, Atlantic equals WEA
    Instead of fighting them why don't you go free Mumia
    (repeat 2X)

    Wild recital, I kicks the vital, like the _Final
    Call as I watch, Babylon fall
    I had to Rush Limbaugh, get that pig with an axe
    Tuffy dips to the side, buckin cannons that's phat
    Because he censors the uses of the metaphor
    You can get the dick bum up
    Because it's you that brings the, real horrorcore
    Expenditures forgettin, gut from the poor

    Why sure! Back before we were born they sold us out
    Yeah Dade Jackson we know what you about
    Youse a Slave Mason, not a Free Mason
    Before long the Goddess Tiamat through hip-hop you'll be facin
    Don't start me, cause I be the, lyricist
    At the nineteen ninety-nine millennium party held at Giza
    Sayin he's a, fraud, oh my Goddess
    Never in your life should you disrespect an artist
    Instead, focus your attention on astronomy
    And the up and coming, shift in the economy
    If you can't do that, then heed the final call
    To free Mumia, Abu-Jamal

    Hate to be so rough, it could be the White Owls
    House niggaz are full of crap, like my Colin Powell
    Kickin vowels, is how we relieve the tension
    Until we start to bounce white people like suspension (revolution)
    You paint the pictures, the black man on the corner
    But tell me, who blew up Oklahoma?
    The City, ain't no pity, for the beast
    It's Hakim that voice from the East


    Buck buck! Buck buck buck!
    It sound like gunshots but it could be the plot
    Of a chicken, definition, is what you're missin and
    Listen to your children instead of dissin em
    Senator Dole doesn't understand the young people
    Like they be sayin want to, but we be sayin want to
    They gettin dumber every summer as they walk the rope
    Maybe because they cannot understand the quotes

    Word, in actuality, this Norman Bates mentality
    Always seems to represent, minus three-sixty percent
    For degrees full circle, dead from the purple
    Rays of the sun I gots melanin so check it
    Bag your nuts quick or get sick from being naked
    Suspect it, was it a means for the end
    For just a few to drive the Benz while you eat the pigskins
    Turned you into mannequins, cause the trick of technology
    A revelation, revelations
    Sensation gives me inspiration of revolution
    That's my solution, there will be no sequels
    I'm Audi hundred forty four thousand with my people

    From Caligula to Hitler, now it's Schwartzeneggar
    A lust for the violence is the science of their behavior
    Who enslaved ya (it's the Devil) but the God of virtuosity
    And of the world created, could it be mental sodomy
    Got my mind twisted like the blades of fonta leaf
    I sit in disbelief as he crawls underneath
    The rock cock back the glock, cause I don't trust
    The Devil I rebel until Babylon is dust

    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 1

  • Thomas from PhiladelphiaThis song has nothing to do with freeing Mumia Abu Jamal, and Alexander Baron obviously didn't listen to the song before he wrote the caption above. This song is about C. Delores Tucker and other civil rights activists who spent more time attacking rappers from low income neighborhoods instead of fighting the government and corporations who they felt were being prejudice towards African Americans. The chorus "Warner, Electrik, Atlantic equals ,WEA. Instead of fighting them why don't you go free Mumia." Is saying instead of fighting the people who are literally paying black people enough to get out the ghetto, why don't you fight against the police state who we know treats minorities disproportionately worse than caucasians. That's what the song is about. As far as freeing Mumia I don't have the knowledge to state my opinion on that, but I have read the lyrics and listened to this song enough times to know that the caption above is not doing justice for the point of this song or KRS-ONE. Thanks for reading.
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