23 September 2008

Nas - Y'all My Niggas

This video smacks you in the face, it is supposed to. (Not for suitable young ears.) Don't turn it off because it isn't what you usually listen to. 
We use the word everyday
Now we don't know the capacity of this word
Are we headed for conflict or not? (Yes sir)
Because we did not break down the capacity
Of the same what (The same word)
Brothers and sisters, this is why we hung up the consciousness
We've been taught wrong

My favorite part is the epilogue.  If you don't make it to the end, this is what he has to say:
"Hey yo, I'm American born. Love America, love my people, love all mankind, all nationalities.
Ya know...I think it has just been recently where everybody started to feel like there is an elite group that runs everything. And everybody else was sheep, ignorant.
 Making all ethnicities, colors and creeds...niggas. Blind to what's really going on.
So I say take off the wool from your eyes. 
Out with the old America, in with the new. End all racism, all injustice, all oppression to poor people...any people anywhere on this planet. Let's come together. A new day is rising!"   ~Nas


Amber said...

Damn Straight! That gave me chills!

Thank you for sharing this!

Erik said...

Great to hear from you, Pixie! Have you found a balance to your workload yet?