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The classroom scene:

I'm giving a history lesson to a packed room of young people of color eagerly listening.

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history let’s explore
4-1-2-1-9-6-4
brotha malcolm in detroit
given his greatest speech so you know he’s on point
he’s saying it’s the ballot or the bullet
because what we need is freedom
coming from elections
or selection of the weapons
either way revolution is manifesting
its the American way
so we’ll do it out of tradition
but this time without the arrogance kay?
people of color gotta come together brother
the unity felt in community
when the God qualities of you and me
in-tuitively felt then we making harmony, bone thugs
all we got is dopeness, no drugs self
oh maybe just some weed
oh baby book to read
wretched of the earth yo that’s something that you need
liberation is life it’s something that you breathe
younger generations its something that you teach
connected to the ancestors working with the youth
and shoot I just tell’em all the truth you need to understand your roots
and them pictures of white jesus is the proof
that they capturing your mind like poof

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from TEOTB, released February 21, 2016

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