Burn Hollywood Burn

Album: Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
  • Burn Hollywood burn I smell a riot
    Goin' on first htey're guilty now they're gone
    Yeah I'll check out a movie
    But it'll take a black one to move me
    Get me the hell away from this TV
    All this news and views are beneath me
    So all I hear about is shots ringin' out
    About gangs puttin' each others head out
    So I rather kick some slang out
    All right fellas let's go hand out
    Hollywood or would they not
    Make us all look bad like I know they had
    But some things I'll never forget yeah
    So step and fetch this shit
    For all the years we looked like clowns
    The joke is over smell the smoke from all around

    Burn Hollywood burn

    Ice cube is down with the P.E.
    Now every single bitch wanna see me
    Big daddy is smooth word to mother
    Let's check out a flick that exploits the color
    Roamin' through Hollywood late at night
    Red and blue lights what a common sight
    Pulled to the curb gettin' played like a sucker
    Don't fight the power the mother fucker

    As I walk the streets of Hollywood boulevard
    Thinin' how hard it was to those that starred
    In the movies portrayin' the roles
    Of butlers and maids slaves and hoes
    Many intelligent black men seemed to look uncivilized
    When on the screen
    Like a guess I figure you to play some jigaboo
    On the plantation, what else can a nigga do
    And black women in this profession
    As for playin' a lawyer, out of the question
    For what they play aunt Jemima is the perfect term
    Even if now she got a perm
    So let's make our own movies like Spike Lee
    'Cause the roles being offered don't strike me
    There's nothing that the black man could use to earn
    Burn Hollywood burn Writer/s: O'Shea Jackson, Keith Boxley, Eric Sadler, Carlton Ridenhour, Antonio M. Hardy, George Clinton Jr.
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
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