Mos Def

Mos Def - Fear Not Of Man

Your rating:
Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem *

 If you can hear me ladies and gentlemen
 then I'm very happy that you came here..

 Ooh ooooooooooohhhh  ooh ooooooooooooooohh WHEEEEE!!!
 That was for Brooklyn..
 Ha ha  we get it everytime
 You got me on? Ohh
 Shout out to all of my crew  East West  North South
 All the continent  Europe  all abroad international
 Bring it in  bring it in  bring it in  bring it in
 It's a lot of things goin on y'all
 21st century is comin
 20th century almost done
 A lot of things have changed
 A lot of things have not, mainly us
 We gon' get it together right? I believe that
 Listen.. people be askin me all the time,
 "Yo Mos, what's gettin ready to happen with Hip-Hop?"
 (Where do you think Hip-Hop is goin?)
 I tell em, "You know what's gonna happen with Hip-Hop?
 Whatever's happening with us"
 If we smoked out, Hip-Hop is gonna be smoked out
 If we doin alright, Hip-Hop is gonna be doin alright
 People talk about Hip-Hop like it's some giant livin in the hillside
 comin down to visit the townspeople
 We  are  Hip-Hop
 Me, you, everybody, we are Hip-Hop
 So Hip-Hop is goin where we goin
 So the next time you ask yourself where Hip-Hop is goin
 ask yourself.. where am I goin? How am I doin?
 Til you get a clear idea
 So.. if Hip-Hop is about the people
 and the.. Hip-Hop won't get better until the people get better
 then how do people get better? (Hmmmm...)
 Well, from my understanding people get better
 when they start to understand that, they are valuable
 And they not valuable because they got a whole lot of money
 or cause somebody, think they sexy
 but they valuable caause they been created by God
 And God, makes you valuable
 And whether or not you, recognize that value is one thing
 You got a lot of socities and governments
 tryin to be God, wishin that they were God
 They wanna create satellites and cameras everywhere
 and make you think they got the all-seein eye
 Eh.. I guess The Last Poets wasn't, too far off
 when they said that certain people got a God Complex
 I believe it's true
 I don't get phased out by none of that, none of that
 helicopters, the TV screens, the newscasters, the..
 satellite dishes.. they just, wishin
 They can't really never do that
 When they tell me to fear they law
 When they tell me to try to
 have some fear in my heart behind the things that they do
 This is what I think in my mind
 And this is what I say to them
 And this is what I'm sayin, to you check it

 All over the world hearts pound with the rhythm
 Fear not of men because men must die
 Mind over matter and soul before flesh
 Angels for the pain keep a record in time
 which is passin and runnin like a caravan freighter
 The world is overrun with the wealthy and the wicked
 But God is sufficient in disposin of affairs
 Gunmen and stockholders try to merit my fear
 But God is sufficient over plans they prepared
 Mos Def in the flesh, where you at, right here
 on this place called Earth, holdin down my square
 Bout to do it for y'all, and y'all at the fair
 So just bounce, come on bounce
 B-b-bounce b-bounce b-bounce-bounce
 And just..
 .. just step two three
 Just step two three and
 step two..
 two three and..
 One two three and four
 One two three and four
 Once again
 All over the world hearts pound with the rhythm
 Fear not of men because men must die
 Mind over matter and soul before flesh
 Angels for the pain keep a record in time
 which is passin and runnin like a caravan freighter
 The world is overrun with the wealthy and the wicked
 But God is sufficient in disposin of affairs
 Gunmen and stockholders try to merit your fear
 But God is sufficient over plans they prepared
 Mos Def in the flesh, where you at, right here
 on this place called Earth, holdin down my square
 Bout to represent in your whole atmosphere
 Bout to represent in your whole atmosphere
 to your atmosphere, to your atmosphere
 Oh-ooooooohhhhhhhhhh!
 That was for you - and Brooklyn too
Get this song at:
bol.com
amazon.com

Copyrights:

Author: Dante Smith

Composer: ?

Publisher: Rawkus Records

Details:

Released in: 1999

Language: English

Appearing on: Black on Both Sides (1999)

Share your thoughts

This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

0 Comments found