Blackalicious - Shallow Days (1999)

"I said "Don’t you know the powers that be
are using people as pawns, devouring we
until they see us all gone and outta the scene”
And as I passed the chronic, he said “look at where I be,
I tried to get a job for real,
but all the homies hit licks and rob and steal
and keep fat pockets caught in a rut to catch ground
this way’s in, plus who could you trust?”
I said “I’m all about protecting mine,
but neglecting minds for getting left behind.
Why don’t you change your environment?”
He said “This is all I know,
plus my fam’s all that I got, I can’t go”
I said “You gotta make it for the fams”
“Damn,” he said “I didn’t make the ghetto,
The ghetto made the man”
I said “You’re more than just that,”
Shook his hand, said “Damn, you gotta find a way
To break the devil’s master plan, peace”

Shallow days, you never wanna
Let a brother be a brother
Fully inner to the outer
Caught up in all them hollow nights
Can’t escape cause everywhere that I look
People front, and it just ain’t right”

Mama Said Knock You Out | LL Cool J

All Alone | Phi-Life Cypher | Playback

"Talking to the government’s like trying to fuckin’ talk with aliens"


"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley



photo Gaetano Pezzella


Kid Abstrakt - Relaxin



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Now she was smart
She grew up with this complex
That the people that surrounded her seemed to expect the world
And he was tall over six no attempt to predict the fall
Thought he’d seen it all
Until his all became that girl

Lifter Puller - Atmosphere


life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.

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