Audio Video Web Conferencing : The Crown - Gary Byrd and Stevie Wonder

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  1. OldSoul

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    THE CROWN
    People of the world wherever you be
    Welcome to Cosmic YOUniversity
    Where life is the journey and love is the trip
    And the study of them will make you hip

    I'm professor of the rap and when I speak
    I guarantee that my lines will not be weak
    They say a mind is a terrible thing to waste
    That's why I'm here and on the case

    Rapping up every mind with a special degree
    In socio-psycholo G.B.E.
    The Gary Byrd Experience is my course
    When you take my class you will feel the force

    'Cause I know the roots that the rap is from
    When I speak to you I am not dumb
    Hear my rap and begin to dance
    And I promise you this you will advance

    You may have seen the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    But you still left the theatre in the dark
    So clap your hands to the beat as the Wonder sound
    And the G.B.E. shine on the Crown

    Chorus:
    You wear the Crown
    I wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown

    I said a once upon a time in Alkebu
    Lived the kings and queens who looked like you
    It was a land of sun with a golden shine
    A place that once was yours and mine

    Home of many great dynasties
    Who created science and astronomy
    Where the Romans came to study math
    And the Greeks found out about the path

    In case you wonder what else they did
    The Alkebu-lans created the pyramids
    And before Napoleon could even blink
    In Alkebu there stood a giant Sphinx

    Some say they came from outer space
    But they are a part of the human race
    If you know the place where they can be found
    You may be the one who can wear the Crown

    Chorus:
    You wear the Crown
    I wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown

    I wear the Crown
    You wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down

    We wear the Crown (Crystal Blake)
    We wear the Crown (Stevie Wonder)

    Not the greatest dancer with the baddest shoe
    Not the slickest rapper that you ever knew
    Have worn the Crown though they wanted to
    But they'll want to until they die

    Not a man of science with a Ph.D.
    Not a lady of law Masters' Degree
    Will wear the Crown unless they can see
    A unique reality

    You see when you say you wear the Crown
    Make sure you know it is profound
    In case it sounds like a mystery
    I'm talking about our story

    It can make Akhnaton nod to you
    It can make Nefertiti beckon you
    With the Crown you will begin to glow
    When its secret you begin to know

    Next time you feel like you're in a rut
    Go see the mighty kingdom of King Tut
    It will blow your mind no doubt it's true
    'Cause guess what King Tut looks just like you

    You were Cleopatra Queen of the Nile
    The sun would wink when it saw you smile
    You were the Hannibal of the history book
    And the earth would tremble at your very look

    You were the builders of the pyramids
    You were the face upon the Sphynx
    You rode on the Nile in grace and style
    Look at yourself today and think

    See the hieroglyphics upon the wall
    Like the dancers on the floor they will not fall
    If you take one look it will astound
    And then you will see who wears the Crown

    Chorus:
    You wear the Crown
    I wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown

    I wear the Crown
    You wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down

    Stevie Wonder-
    I do recall so very well
    When I was just a little boy
    I used to hurry home from school
    I used to always feel so blue
    Because there was no mention in the books we read about my heritage
    So therefore any information that I got was education
    Bums, hobos at depot stations
    I would listen with much patience
    Or to relatives who told the tales that they were told to pass ahead
    And then one day from someone old
    I heard a story never told
    Of all the kingdoms of my people
    And then how we fought for our freedom
    All about the many things we have unto the world contributed
    You wear the Crown

    We wear the Crown (Crystal Blake)
    We wear the Crown (Stevie Wonder)

    It's not Star Wars, it's not Superman
    It's not the story of the Ku Klux Klan
    The Crown will appear in the G.B.E.
    But it's never seen on your T.V.

    It's in black and white in your gold mine
    A picture so old it defies time
    Alex Haley drew it in his book
    It's what Kunta kept in his other foot

    Ghana Songhay and old Mali
    They are the roots of your own family tree
    Kingdoms so vast and knowledge wise
    They removed cataracts from human eyes

    And yet today some refuse to see
    And live in fear of their discovery
    Now in fourteen hundred and ninety-two
    Columbus sailed the ocean...true

    But years before in Alkebu
    A ship set sail with a chocolate crew
    2,000 years before Columbo came
    The Olmecs paid tribute to their fame

    Stone heads with faces eight feet high
    That the Hulk could not lift to his thigh
    Though the facts historians avoid
    First to arrive was the Africoid

    It may shock the House and Shockley, too
    And if you're not prepared it may shock you
    While some had doubts that the world was round
    In America guess who wore the Crown

    Chorus:
    You wear the Crown
    I wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown

    I wear the Crown
    You wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down

    When you wear the Crown you will not need
    To smoke, to coke, to dust or speed
    With the Crown you can become the high
    And you will make it if you try

    But don't you ever forget what it will take
    To wear the Crown you cannot fake
    If you gonna lead you got to be a king
    And give the world your everything

    Or be a man like Malcolm X
    And demand for all the very best
    Or conduct a railroad like Harriet
    We all owe her a lifetime debt

    If you gonna fight don't do it free
    Make 'em pay to see just like Ali
    Or sing like Ella and make them guess
    Is it you or is it Memorex

    If you play a sport become number one
    Like Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson
    Make Doctor "J" your shining star
    Shoot like Magic, dunk with Jabbar

    Or if you can write then write some books
    Like Langston Hughes or Our Miss Brooks
    And if you think you're smart
    Don't deceive us be an Imhotep, be a genuis

    And don't let anybody confuse the fact
    You don't wear the crown just because you're black
    Everybody in the world has a Crown and place
    That becomes their culture and their face

    And so it is, we will not deny
    Our history or buy the lie
    We have no claim to be renowned
    When we were first to wear the Crown

    Chorus:
    You wear the Crown
    I wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown

    I wear the Crown
    You wear the Crown
    So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down

     
  2. Ankhur

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    Really that Last Poets, do not like to be called rappers, but instead Poets, and Imhotep Gary Byrd with this and several other pieces he did, could really be called the First rap, back in the late 70s
     
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    If only folks thruout the nation could get their black dj's via public radio stations to replay this on their shows it might make a difference...

    FYI...

     
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