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Black History Month: Common – They Say

October 3, 2011

It’s Black History Month (in the UK at least) so here is the first of a few postings to celebrate the best of blackness, past, present and future. It could be argued that with Common, we are celebrating all three at the same time. Still going strong, this is a classic from Be with a message too many of us still haven’t heeded yet:

They say "Dude think he righteous"
I write just to free minds, from Stoney to Rikers
Amongst the lifeless, in a world crazy as Mike is
On my paper, whether its weed or Isis
They say "life is a game," so I play hard
Writin for my life cause I'm scared of a day job
They say "Sef kept the hood together"
I tell the young, "We can't play the hood forever"
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