Black Poetry : The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - 911 Remixx

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo Gill, some of these older cats seem to want to discredit and discourage me
    Saying it’s already been done, and you biting a classic, Legacy
    But to the critics and haters I say: This be the year 2001
    And this is the truth of the revolution
    Now, Gill, you said the revolution will not be televised
    But, man, this thang done broke prime time worldwide
    Malcolm hit the nail on the head when he said
    The chickens have come home to roost
    Now AmeriKKKa is all afraid and ready to engage in a coup
    They need to go back to them roots
    Re-evaluate this whole situation
    Realize this **** all began with their deviation
    From the paths of righteousness
    400 yearz of blood crying out from the Earth
    Can no longer be repressed
    Now God is stepping into address these injustices
    Cause justice is infinite
    And baby, it’s Judgement Day
    Instead of gearing up for acts of retaliation
    You need to be somewhere facin’ the East
    And prostratin and prayin for peace
    AmeriKKKA wipe the bloodlust from your mouth
    AmeriKKKA wipe the greed from your eyes
    Recognize that the revolution has been officially televised

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    Though the AmeriKKKAn revolution has been televised
    This Real World revolution will go unrealized
    Absorbed by the glassy cornea of eyes
    Recorded for all posterity
    While mothers reject birth control for hysterectomy
    Instead of natural reproduction
    We choose to alter genetic construction
    Play God without discussion
    The game be roulette—Russian
    Because these are the days of our lives
    No longer husbands and wives
    But babies daddies and babies mommas
    Providing us with real life dramas
    The revolution will not be televised
    But is now a reel of pre-recorded
    Dischorded
    Media lies
    One million American will not witness our cries
    As we take to the streets in an up rise
    The Amerikkkan flag will be gone up in smoke
    Police officers choked
    On the same end of the night stick
    Covered with Louisa’s blood and ****
    Forty-one shots will not be heard across the nation
    On your local radio or news station
    Cause the revolution will not be televised
    Will not be televised
    But now a plot has devised
    To keep your minds in a vise
    A continuous audio, visual assault on the senses
    Degradation and violence relentless
    The revolution will not be covered by Channel 4 or 7
    Yet the WB will play re-runs of 7th Heaven
    As our youth struggle through a life of hell
    Bonz will be writing war correspondence from a jail cell
    Incarcerated for rebelling against the overrated theme
    Of the fallacious American Dream
    The FCC will monitor the airwaves of BET
    After slaughtering Tavis Smiley
    While from majestic mountaintops Jessica Care Moore shouts
    The words that won’t fit her mouth
    And the words of Reg E. Gaines ricocheting from plains
    Will pound in our brains
    Every time we buy out
    Sell out
    To fashion icons Nike and Tommy Hilfiger
    Making sweaty bucks off showcase ******

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    Yet the AmeriKKKan revolution has been televised
    But the Real World revolution goes unrecognized
    A governmental, press, and media conspiracy
    With high officials and news personalities sworn to secrecy
    There will be a COINTELPRO operation
    A massive infiltration
    Into our minds and spirits
    Photocopies of studied Tupac lyrics
    As they eavesdrop in chat rooms on Black Planet and Essence
    Imposter poses at open mic sessions
    Listening to these words
    Spoke, spoken
    In my broken dialect
    But still yet able to reflect
    The depth of my intellect
    As I intercept
    The 1,000 lies told to keep us in our place
    With tears streaming down my face
    For the folks who have lost their Black soul
    I issue poetical decrees to make you whole
    Destroying the matrix design
    That keeps my people confined
    In this deceitful dichotomy
    Infusing minds with truth and clarity
    Defying defamations of what was said we would never be
    Revealing the brighter future you thought you would never see
    My brothers and sisters the Revolution will not be televised
    But the Real Revolution
    Will began as an uprising of the mind
    Seek the illusive and knowledge you will find
    To reveal clairvoyant channels vividly
    Tune in spiritually and intellectually
    To the Real Revolution
    Life…..
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well done to da remix .............tyght flow feel it !
     
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    I'm sure brother Gil, won't mind you taking your rightful place in immortality-

    1poetsought ~
     
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    WHAT CAN I SAY..........

    I BOW DOWN. U HAVE INSPIRED ME. PEACE!
     
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