When your hero falls: 4 My Hero (My Mother)

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When your hero falls from grace
all fairy tales are uncovered
myths exposed and pain magnified
the greatest pain discovered
you taught me to be strong
but I’m confused to see you so weak
You said never to give up
and it hurts to see you welcome defeat
when your Hero falls so do the stars
and so does the perception of tomorrow
without my Hero there is only
me alone to deal with my sorrow.
your Heart ceases to work
and your soul is is not happy at all
what are you expected to do
when your only Hero falls

Tupac Amaru Shakur

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[Tribute]: Keep Your Head Up

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holla to my sisters on welfare
2Pac cares, if don’t nobody else care
And, I know they like to beat you down a lot
When you come around the block, brothers clown a lot
But please don’t cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don’t forget, girl, keep your head up

I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter and that song came on. I just cried like never before. His words meant so much to me. I just felt like I needed to hear that. I didn’t know what was going to happen next. I wasn’t in the best position to have a child. I was growing hopeless. At that moment I was leaving a free-clinic-type-of-family-planning-type of place to do my prenatal stuff. I was on the county, I had my E.B.T. card, I had my food stamps. I was in the system and I felt like, “Where was my life going at this point?” It was hard for me to be optimistic. But that song came on and that’s what changed the whole mood of my pregnancy. From that day when I heard that song, I was like, “You know what? He’s right. I need to just keep my head up and keep it pushing and do what I have to do.” From then on everything turned into a positive experience. — Jhené Aiko [via MTV]

THE POWER OF A SMILE

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The power of a gun can kill
and the power of Fire can Burn
The power of wind can chill
and the power of the mind can learn
The power of anger can rage
inside until it tears u apart
But the Power of a Smile
especially yours can heal a frozen Heart

Labeled a Mark soon as we Start

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Some say they expect Illuminati take my body to sleep
Niggas at the party with they shotties
Just as rowdy as me
Before I flee computer chips
I gotta deal with brothers flippin’
I don’t see no devils bleedin’
Only black blood drippin’

 

AND TOMORROW …

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Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate.
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Today is build on tragedies which no one want’s to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced.
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knowing that my sanity content when I’m droped.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new,
build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.

LIBERTY NEEDS GLASSES

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Excuse me but Lady Liberty needs glasses
And so does Mrs Justice by her side
Both the broads are blind as bats
Stumbling thru the system
Justice bumbed into Mutulu and
Trippin on Geronimo Pratt
But stepped right over Oliver

And his crooked partner Ronnie

Justice stubbed her big toe on mandela
And liberty was misquoted by the indians
Slavery was a learning phase

Forgotten with out a verdict
While justice is on a rampage
For endangered surviving black males
I mean really if anyone really valued life

And cared about the masses
They’d take em both to pen optical
And get two pair of glasses

 

Forgive Me

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I smoke a blunt to take the pain out
And if I wasn’t high, I’d probably try to blow my brains out
I’m hopeless, they should’ve killed me as a baby
And now they got me trapped in the storm, I’m goin’ crazy

2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted

Now give me fifty feet
Defeat is not my destiny, release me to the streets
And keep whatever’s left of me
Jealousy is misery, suffering is grief
Better be prepared when you cowards fuck with me, I bust and flee
“These niggas must be crazy, what?”
There ain’t no mercy, motherfuckers who can’t fade the thugs
You thought it was but it wasn’t, now disappear
Bow down in the presence of a boss player

 

[NSFW] Coasting: Live Freestyle

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[The Notorious B.I.G.]
I got seven Mac 11’s, about eight
38’s, nine 9’s, ten Mac 10’s, the shits never ends
You can’t touch my riches, even if you had
MC Hammer and them 357 bitches
Biggie Smalls, the millionaire, the mansion, the yacht
The two weed spots, the two hot Glocks
That’s how I got the weedspot
I shot dread in the head, took the bread and the Lamb’s bread
Little Gotti got the shotty to your body
So don’t resist, or you might miss Christmas
I tote guns, I make number runs
I give mc’s the runs drippin’
When I throw my clip in the AK
I slay from far away
Everybody hit the D-E-C-K
My slow flow’s remarkable, peace to Matteo
Now we smoke weed like Tony Montana sniffed the yayo
That’s crazy blunts, mad L’s
My voice excels from the avenue to jail cells
Oh my God, I’m droppin shit like a pigeon
I hope you’re listenin, smackin’ babies at they christening
[2Pac]
I thank the Lord for my many blessings, though I’m stressin
Keep a vest for protection, from the barrel of a Smith & Wesson
And all my niggas in the pen, here we go again
Ain’t nuttin separatin us from a MacK 10
Born in the ghetto as a hustler, hold up
A straight soldier, bucking at the busters
No matter how you try, niggas never die
We just retaliate with hate, then we multiply
You see me striking down the block, hitting corners
Mobbing like a motherfucker, living like I – wanna
And ain’t no stopping at the red lights, I’m sideways
Thug Life motherfucker crime, pays!
Let the cops put they lights on, chase me nigga
Zig zaggin through the freeway, race me nigga
In a high speed chase with the law
The realest motherfucker, that you ever saw