Spoken Word : A Tribute to the Last Poets (Wake Up, *******)

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  1. shaka64

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    I first heard the last poets album entitled the last poets in my teens. This cut changed the way I thought about poetry.
    Wake Up, *******


    Night descends as the sun's light ends
    And black comes back, to blend again
    And with the death of the sun
    Night and blackness become one
    Blackness being you
    Peeping through the red, the white, and the blue
    Dreaming of lost black civilizations that once flourished and grew
    HEY! - WAKE UP, ******* or y'all through!
    Drowning in the puddle of the white man's spit
    As you pause for some drawers in the midst of ****
    And ain't got nothing to save your funky-*** with!
    You Kool fool - sipping on a menthol cigarette 'round midnight
    Rapping about how the Big Apple is outta sight, when you ain't never had a bite
    Who are you fooling? Me? You?
    Wake up, ******* or ya ALL through!
    In Uptown, two roaches are drowned in each other's piss
    In Downtown, interracial lovers secretly kiss
    While junkies are dreaming of total bliss
    Somewhere in the atmosphere, far away from here
    Beyond realms of white dimensions, gathered by suppressed intentions
    As their CRIES, cries, cries go unrecognized
    Except by their keeper, the Grim Reaper
    "SAVE ME!, " a corner you shout, as the lights go out
    'cause you ain't paid your 'lectric bill
    And the rats and roaches move on in for the kill
    As your lips struggle the drain, that last drop from the wine bottle
    And you roll snake eyes, never to realizing that you BLEW it
    WAKE up, ******* or ya all through!
    Sitting in the corner with your minds tied to your behinds
    Bonafied members of ******* Anonymous
    Never knowing which way you're going - pimpin' off life
    Turning tricks to slick *****, with candy *****
    "All masses are being held for the late, great Blackness... "
    (Ahhhhhhh-meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen...)
    YOU ******* UNDERSTAND? ! UP AGAINST THE WALL
    Black Maryland farmers, or we’ll blow you away
    And you'll never live to see the light of day
    And the nightstick, the nightstick it glides GRACEFULLY upside yo' head
    That's right, brothers and sisters, YOU the living dead
    But the **** crows, and the night goes
    And it saves your *** in the nick of time
    As you wake up and you start to find
    Yourself, laying up in bed - scratching your *** and head
    Trying to remember where you recall this familiar nightmare
    That always leave you feelin' blue
    But you still can't place, The Man’s face, as hard as you try to
    HEY! - WAKE UP, ******* OR WE ALL THROUGH!
     
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    Its good to see a handful of us continue to hold the Last Poets in high regard, click the link below and enjoy:

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/politics-from-the-black-perspective.66166/page-36#post-811326



     
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    The White Man's Got a God Complex by The Last Poets





    Peace In,
     
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    another of my favorites
     
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    THE LAST POETS Tribute To Obaba Ogun BLUE THUMB RECORDS 1972





     
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    Before the white man came

     
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    THIS IS REALLY ONE MY FAVORITES ALSO.
     
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    :SuN013:wake up negus.......
     
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