Black Entertainment : Lauryn Hill: I gotta find peace of mind

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    I can't even tell you what this unplugged performance did for me as an artist..
    talk about impact.. the entire street music scene changed just like that..
    the coffee house open mic scene transformed completely.. because lauryn
    decided to put the facade aside and show us who she was.. she showed us
    her mistakes.. her humanity.. her honesty.. and that enabled a bunch of us
    to do the same.. I don't think she even knows what she did with this.. and
    that's why it's so beautiful.

     
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    Yes, it was an amazing unplugged performance to witness.

    :heart:
     
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    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes I bought this cassette I was so impressed by it.
    Many people complained about the music ,
    But ALL one has to do is READ and LISTEN to the lyrics
    And you will find this song alone is one of the greatest written in music history.
    Peace to the Queen.

    Send "Mystery Of Iniquity" Ringtone to your Cell Phone


    [sing songy Chorus intro]
    It's the mystery of Inequity...
    Said it's the misery of Inequity...
    Said it's the history of Inequity...
    When it all...
    All falls down...
    Telling you all...
    It all falls down

    Children...
    Eat your bread
    Little children...
    Eat your bread
    Cuz it all...
    All falls down...
    Telling you all...
    It all falls down

    [First and only verse]
    Yo!
    Ya'll can't handle the truth in a courtroom of lies
    Perjures the jurors
    Witness despised
    Crooked lawyers
    False Indictments publicized
    Its entertainment...the arraignments
    The subpoenas
    High profile gladiators in bloodthirsty arenas
    Enter the Dragon
    Black-robe crooked-balance
    Souls bought and sold and paroled for thirty talents
    Court reporter catch the surface on the paper
    File it in the system not acknowledged by the Maker
    Swearing by the bible blatantly blasphemous
    Publicly perpetrating that "In God We Trust"
    Cross-examined by a master manipulator
    The faster intimidator
    Receiving the judge's favor
    Deceiving sabers doing injury to they neighbors
    For status, gratis, apparatus and legal waivers
    See the bailiff
    Representing security
    Holding the word of God soliciting perjury
    The prosecution
    Political prostitution
    The more money you pay.. the further away solution
    Legal actors
    Babylon's benefactors
    Masquerading as the agency for the clients
    Hypocritical giants
    Morally non-compliant
    Orally armed to do bodily harm
    Polluted, recruited and suited judicial charm
    And the defense isn't making any sense
    Faking the confidence of escaping the consequence
    That a defendant is depending on the system
    Totally void of judgment purposely made to twist em'
    Emotional victim blackmailed by the henchmen
    Framed by intentions
    Inventions whereby they lynch men
    Enter the false witness slandering the accused
    Planting the seed openly showing he's being used
    To discredit, edit, headed for the alleged
    Smearing the individual fearing the unsuspected
    Expert witness (the paid authority)
    Made a priority to deceive the majority
    Of disinterested peers
    Dodging duty for years
    Hating the process
    waiting to be returning to their careers
    Do we expect the system made for the elect
    To possibly judge correct?
    Properly serve and protect?
    Materially corrupt
    Spiritually amuck
    Oblivious to the cause
    Prosperously bankrupt
    Blind leading the blind
    Guilty never defined
    Filthy as swine
    A generation purin it's own mind
    Legal extortion
    Blown out of proportion
    In vein deceit
    The truth is obsolete
    Only two positions:
    Victimizer or Victim
    Both end up in destruction trusting this crooked system
    Mafia with diplomas keeping us in a coma trying to own a piece
    of the "American Corona"
    The Revolving Door
    Insanity every floor
    Skyscraping, paper chasing
    What are we working for?
    Empty traditions
    Reaching social positions
    Teaching ambition to support the family superstition?
    When the Son of Podition is Commander in Chief
    The standard is Thief
    Brethren can we candidly speak?
    Woe to the men
    Trusted in the chariots dem'
    Leaning on horses
    They run their intellectual sources
    Counterfeit wisdom creating the illusion of freedom
    Confusion consumes them
    Every word they speak it turns them out really white
    Internally they absent of light
    trapped in the night and bonded to the Cain of the night
    Under the curse
    Evil men waxing more worse
    Faxing the first
    Angelic being cast to the earth
    It's time for rebirth
    Burnin up the branch and the root
    The empty pursuits of every tree bearing the wrong fruit
    Turning me ill
    Let him who stole, no longer steal
    Oh it's real
    Surrender for Jehovah is real
    How long will you sleep
    Troubled by the thoughts that YOU keep
    The idols YOU heap
    Causing the destruction you reap
    Judgment has come
    Find it and return to the One
    Abandon the flesh
    Self-interest: Broadway to death
    Pride and the Greed
    Hide and subdividing the seed
    The knowledge of Good and Evil is what caused us to lie
    Caused us to die
    Let your emotions be crucified
    Renounce all your thoughts
    Repent and let your mind be re-taught
    You'll find what you sought...was based on the deception you bought
    A perception of naught
    Where the majority remains caught

    Loving a lie
    Not realizing in Adam, all die

    Loving a lie
    Not realizing in Adam, all die

    Loving a lie
    Not realizing in Adam, all die

    Loving a lie
    Not realizing in Adam, all die

    [sing songy Chorus Outro]
    It's the mystery of Inequity
    Say it's the history of Inequity
    Say it's the misery of Inequity
    When it all...
    All falls down
    I'm telling you all...
    It all falls down

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    Yeah.. lots of folks were attracted to lauryn for different reasons.. this is what
    I always saw in lauryn.. I knew their was some depth behind her rhymes.. just
    listen to the score.. and her first album was so deep and represented such
    growth from the score days.. she's a true artist and she can't help but grow
    from one project to the next.. so fans that got attached to the thing she was
    doing on the last project are going to be left out in the cold.. The song writing
    in this unplugged album was so off the chain that she just lost a bunch of
    folks from jump.. folks that just liked the timbre of her voice and the way
    she rode a beat.. or ended a run.. and that's all they wanted.. I think this
    album resonated with the folks that like all that stuff too but also saw something
    more their.. she really didn't get any real critical recognition for this release
    because the critics only care about sales.. not about content or impact.. thats
    why we have to write our own history.. and appreciate our own artists in our

    own ways.. drop this best.. most... top.. platinum.. dimond.. money
    conceptualization of art.. and move to system based on appreciation and
    impact on the black community.. on us.. not on the industries pockets..
    so, there's no way a song like " I wish I could fu** every girl in the world"
    would be up for an award.. impact.. there's no way we would be celebrating
    gangsters like Frank Lucas.. or tales of abuse like Precious..

    anyway.. I hope she can get out of this contract with Sony and come back
    to us..
     
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    so true she is awesome i love everything she do she made a huge impact
     
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    Lauryn at 13

     
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    Gifted Artist Lauryn Hill

    Doo Wop (That Thing)
    It's been three weeks since you've been looking for your friend
    The one you let hit it and never called you again
    'Member when he told you he was 'bout the Benjamin's
    You act like you ain't hear him then gave him a little trim
    To begin, how you think you really gon' pretend
    Like you wasn't down then you called him again
    Plus when you give it up so easy you ain't even foolin’ him
    If you did it then, then you’d probably do him again
    Talking out your neck sayin' you're a Christian
    A Muslim sleeping with the gin
    Now that was the sin that did Jezebel in
    Who you gon' tell when the reprocussions spin
    Showing off your behind 'cause you're thinking it's a trend
    Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again
    You know I only say it 'cause I'm truly genuine
    Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem
    Baby girl, respect is just a minimum
    Naggas acted up and you still defending 'em
    Now Lauryn is only human
    Don't think I haven't been through the same predicament
    Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly, Penn.
    It's silly when girls sell their soul because it's in
    Look at where you be in hair weaves like Europeans
    Fake nails done by Koreans
    Come again

    Win win come again, brethren come again, my friend come again, yo come again
     
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    and she show'd up at rock the belles wit j-z

    ha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGhqWy5xgek


    ^^^when we ride
     
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    still.. 11 years later... wow..
     
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    Hands down my favorite female mc's. She's always been nicer than many fella's in the rap game, so she could qualify to be on that top ten list too.

    She used to demolish wyclef on stage when they would start to freestyle. She is so smooth and intellectual with it that she would be dancin' around while she was flowing and have me stuck, waiting for the next verse to come out of her mouth because i knew i wanted to make sure i caught it because it was going to go over most of her audiences head....

    'War in the Mind'



    Everybody knows that they're guilty
    Everybody knows that they've lied
    Everybody knows that they're guilty
    Resting on their conscience eating their inside
    It's freedom, i said it's freedom time now
    It's freedom, said it's freedom time now
    Time to get free, or give your selves up now
    It's freedom, said it's free time yo​

    There's a war in the mind over territory, for the dominium
    Who will dominate the opinions?
    Schisms and isms, keeping us in forms of religion
    Conforming our vision to the world church of decision
    Trapped in a section, submitted to committing election
    Moral affection, epidemic lies and deception
    Insurrection, of the highest possible order
    Distorting our tape recorders from hearin' it like underwater
    Beyond the borders, find the sin in disorder
    Bound by the strategy of a systemic depravity
    Heavy as gravity, head first in the cavity without a bottom
    A fate, worst then sodom,
    What's gotem drunk of the spirit?
    Truth comes we can't hear it when you've been programmed to fear it
    I had a vision i was falling in indecision
    Appalling, calling religious a program on television
    How can... dominate wisdom
    Be recognized in the system
    Of antichrists'? the majority rules
    Intelligent fools
    P.h.d.'s in illusion, masters of mass confusion
    Bachelors of past illusion
    Now who u choosing?
    The head or the tail?
    The bloodshed of the male or confidence in the veil?
    Conferences at yale discussing doctrines of baal
    Causing peoples to fail keeping a third in jail
    His words nailed everything to the tree
    Severing all of me from all that i use to be
    Formless and void, totally paranoid
    Enjoyed darkness's, lord keeping me from the sword​
     
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