Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol 2

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  1. Leathal

    Leathal Zio will eat you for breakfast

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    About time a hiphop artist comes out with some intelligent raps about today's political climate. Hasn't really been shit in this genre since Public Enemy (Dead Prez ain't shit but racist, uninformed schmucks)
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    The 4th Branch
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    [Talking]
    The new age is upon us
    And yet the past refuses to rest in its shallow grave
    For those who hide behind the false image of the son of man
    shall stand before God!!!  It has begun
    The beginning of the end
    Yeah..
    Yeah... yeah, yeah
    
    [Verse 1]
    The voice of racism preaching the gospel is devilish
    A fake church called the prophet Muhammad a terrorist
    Forgetting God is not a religion, but a spiritual bond
    And Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the Qu'ran
    They bombed innocent people, tryin' to murder Saddam
    When you gave him those chemical weapons to go to war with Iran
    This is the information that they hold back from Peter Jennings
    Cause Condoleeza Rice is just a new age Sally Hemmings
    I break it down with critical language and spiritual anguish
    The Judas I hang with, the guilt of betraying Christ
    You murdered and stole his religion, and painting him white
    Translated in psychologically tainted philosophy
    Conservative political right wing, ideology
    Glued together sloppily, the blasphemy of a nation
    Got my back to the wall, cause I'm facin' assassination
    Guantanamo Bay, federal incarceration
    How could this be, the land of the free, home of the brave?
    Indigenous holocaust, and the home of the slaves
    Corporate America, dancin' offbeat to the rhythm
    You really think this country, never sponsored terrorism?
    Human rights violations, we continue the saga
    El Savador and the contras in Nicaragua
    And on top of that, you still wanna take me to prison
    Just cause I won't trade humanity for patriotism
    
    [Hook]
    It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
    Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change
    They wanna rearrange the whole point of view of the ghetto
    The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle
    A bandana full of glittering, generality
    Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
    Read about the history of the place that we live in
    And stop letting corporate news tell lies to your children
    
    [Verse 2]
    Flow like the blood of Abraham through the Jews and the Arabs
    Broken apart like a woman's heart, abused in a marriage
    The brink of holy war, bottled up, like a miscarriage
    Embedded correspondents don't tell the source of the tension
    And they refuse to even mention, European intervention
    Or the massacres in Jenin, the innocent screams
    U.S. manufactured missles, and M-16's
    Weapon contracts and corrupted American dreams
    Media censorship, blocking out the video screens
    A continent of oil kingdoms, bought for a bargain
    Democracy is just a word, when the people are starvin'
    The average citizen, made to be, blind to the reason
    A desert full of genocide, where the bodies are freezin'
    And the world doesn't believe that you fightin' for freedom
    Cause you fucked the Middle East, and gave birth to a demon
    It's open season with the CIA, bugging my crib
    Trapped in a ghetto region like a Palestinian kid
    Where nobody gives a fuck whether you die or you live
    I'm tryin' to give the truth, and I know the price is my life
    But when I'm gone they'll sing a song about Immortal Technique
    Who beheaded the President, and the princes and sheiks
    You don't give a fuck about us, I can see through your facade
    Like a fallen angel standing in the presence of God
    Bitch niggaz scared of the truth, when it looks at you hard
    
    [Hook]
    It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
    Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change
    They wanna rearrange the whole point of view in the ghetto
    The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle
    A bandana full of glittering, generality
    Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
    Martial law is coming soon to the hood, to kill you
    While you hanging your flag out your project window
    
    [Talking]
    Yeah..
    The fourth branch of the government AKA the media
    Seems to now have a retirement plan for ex-military officials
    As if their opinion was at all unbiased
    A machine shouldn't speak for men
    So shut the fuck up you mindless drone!
    And you know it's serious
    When these same media outfits are spending millions of dollars on a PR campaign
    To try to convince you they're fair and balanced
    When they're some of the most ignorant, and racist people
    Giving that type of mentality a safe haven
    We act like we share in the spoils of war that they do
    We die in wars, we don't get the contracts to make money off 'em afterwards!
    We don't get weapons contracts, nigga!
    We don't get cheap labor for our companies, nigga!
    We are cheap labor, nigga!
    Turn off the news and read, nigga!
    Read... read... read...
    
    :bigthumb: The whole album is fuckin awesome
     
  2. kevlarface

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    Immortal Technique :bowdown:
    Changes my perspective on life.
     

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