Talib Kweli & Styles P – Nine Point Five (feat. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss & Niko Is) (The Seven Album)

[Verse 1: Talib Kweli]
As time goes by, an eye for an eye
That’s the best way to keep everybody blind
When the truth is in the building all these lives gon’ die
Cause like my man Chaz Van, eh the vibes don’t lie
Man, get your hands up in the sky, wave ‘em from side to side
Cause I’m twenty years plus, still killin’ it right
This Marco Polo off the Richter, man it’s 9.5
You make the earth quake, shakin’ to death like fault line
Now when I talk about vibe, what I mean is organic
We planting seeds for the trees, we need to breathe on the planet
Indeed we really take the planet for granted
Bulldoze the granite at Standing Rock
We plundered and we wonder why the planet hot
Made in His image, are we worshipping the man or not?
Get an uncomfortable feeling every time I hear “Planet Rock”
Disappointed in the leadership, hand to God
Evidence is more than the images the cameras shot
You follow blind faith it make you seem unclean
But faith in only evidence of things I’ve seen
Cause information make it harder for us to follow discussions
But educated guesses beat wild assumptions
Information lead to knowledge, knowledge lead to wisdom
Wisdom lead to understanding, once you have all that
You start demanding justice
Justice is what love look like in public
I ain’t just writing for it, I’m out here fighting for it

[Hook: NIKO IS]
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five

[Verse 2: Sheek Louch]
Contemplating, I be hating how we coming up short
Filling up court, my skin pigment new black thought
Telling me lies, ain’t nothing about you moving no pies
Fabricating on your Instagram, listen fam you a king
But you carry yourself way too weak
Songs I sing is prophesized, modern day Haile Selassie
Coke bars singing young papi
Now, who want this four-pound of knowledge I shoot?
Still wavy Rolex on, bitch calling me cute
Hands up for some real niggas, when I rise, you rise
Right now I ain’t got no more tries
Mom’s chillin’ watching over me, no more cries

[Verse 3: Jadakiss]
No more tears, right now no more years
And we could throw a million protests, no one cares
‘Cause we just get all out of character and throw some chairs
Eventually they burn us out and tell us “go somewhere”
But the love is too genuine and wholesome here
That’s why the light ain’t too bright but the road look clear
Yea, personally I got my bread as a crook
But once I finish with the work I dip my head in a book
There’s room in the bed, either at the head or the foot
I tell you this, Hip Hop ain’t as dead as it looks
Naw, diversions to cover up the lies
We some real muthafuckas on the rise

[Hook: NIKO IS]
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five

[Verse 4: Styles P]
As time goes by, an eye for an eye
You won’t hear a tear drop when a young child cries
Made in God’s image but tell me do God lie?
You’re deceiving, is it racism in the sky?
I believe in God, but [?]
Yea I got my third eye, wish I had my third ear
Seventh sense, I got my sixth sense in third gear
On a highway to hell, learn how to swerve fear
It’s deep talk or street talk
It’s war talk or it’s peace talk
Get the hemp paper, tear the leaf off
Spoke like you woke but you actin’ all sleep dog
The wolves give a fuck about sheep talk
The rich give a fuck about cheap talk
How figuring angles, ways to knock the beast off
This is Satan’s house but we plannin’ to break the lease off
Me and Kweli on the rise
Ghost, but you see some Ali in his eyes
Pressure bust pipes but it still make diamonds
Shining, see the silver lining in the sky
I don’t ride waves cause I’m my own tide
Learn to be peaceful, dealt my own pride
Ego, the feeble will always make the stride to take the strong out
Know hard work, took the long route
And I could do it two more times
Or matter of fact, a few more times
Tell your favorite emcee to make a few more rhymes
Then meet us on the Seven tour
What he feelin’ threatened for?
We gon’ kill ‘em lyrically, what he bring his weapons for?
Hands up, stand up, what you think we reppin’ for?
We some real muthafuckas, don’t you know that?
Lyrically, you gon’ get this picture like a Kodak

Joey Bada$$ – Babylon (feat. Chronixx) (All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Album)

[Intro: Joey Bada$$]
Yo yo
Badmon representin’
Yo yo

[Chorus: Joey Bada$$]
They say you never know what you got
‘Til it’s all up and away
And it’s so lonely at the top
Sometimes you wanna throw it away
But lately I’ve been talking to God
He told me Heaven is a way better place
So I’m taking everything that I’ve got
And I’m running away, I’m running away
I just can’t cope with the pain
You just won’t understand
Running away (away from here)
I’m running away
I just can’t cope with the pain
You just won’t understand
Running away (away from here)

[Verse 1: Joey Bada$$]
Gone like the wind, I can’t seem to win
I know the end is near, but I just don’t know when
Turn on to CNN, look at what I see again
It’s another black man, died at the white hand of justice
To tell the truth, man, I’m fuckin’ disgusted
I fear for the lives, for my sisters, my brothers
Less fortunate than I, let’s formulate a plan
I’m sick of holdin’ grudges, I’m loadin’ in all my slugs and
Aimin’ it at the judges, fuck the cops
Fuck the system and the government, you fuckers not
Protectin’ and servin’
You more like damagin’ and hurtin’
And letting off shots ’til you motherfuckers certain
He ain’t breathin’, you made it clear
"Fuck your breath, nigga," don’t even deserve air
Don’t even deserve shit, don’t even deserve nothin’
If black lives really mattered, you niggas would do somethin’
Instead we mean nothin’, in fact, we being hunted
They don’t want us in abundance
They know it’s strength in them numbers
That’s why they gave you one
The time is comin’, no discussion
If you ain’t got a gun, then you better start runnin’

[Bridge: Chronixx]
Run to the rock of my salvation (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Run to the stone that the builder rejected (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I run to aboriginal, Christ, Haile Selassie
Hear them call some other name
Them other guy nuh qualified
A long long time mi see ah idiot a try
Tell me America is the land of the free, that’s a lie
‘Cause nobody, nuh free ’bout yah
Bet how we leave Babylon, and go ah Ethiopia
And if you don’t believe we can achieve that
Then you is just another idiot or another

[Verse 2: Joey Bada$$]
Motherfucker, it’s the J-O-Z-I-F B-A-D-M-O-N
Come on, bring them M’s on in
I’m on the upside now, you can turn ’em M’s upside down
We ’bout to win, there’s an L for the other side of him
Most greats that you lost, I invite ’em in
To my soul, don’t you feel the vibes when I’m channelin’?
The innermost of my spirit been engulfed with plenty gold
‘Cause most of them labels throw pennies so
Who you think investin’ in penitentiaries though?
Same owners as them labels, same owners of your cable
Spoon feedin’ you fables, tryna keep your mind stable
Your eyes blind, and your skin’s hazel
The truth is under your nasal but even the air’s all fucked up
How we supposed to see stars? Chemical trails above us
Plus bunch of other shit that’s undiscovered
Detached from the roots since we set sail, my brothers
That’s word to motherland, sold us on stolen land
Visions from brother man, he seen us all holdin’ hands
Fifty years later, still see my brothers choked to death
R.I.P. to Eric Garner, only right I show respect
Nowaday they hangin’ us by a different tree
Branches of the government, I can name all three
Judicial, legislative and executive
Lock your pops away, your moms, then next the kids
It’s all consecutive, I’m just tryna break the cycle
I wonder if I’ll do it all before they take my life, yo
Crucify my image, the Lord is my witness
If them Heaven’s gates closed
I’ma break all them hinges for my niggas
Yes, I’ma break all the hinges for my niggas
Yes, I’ma break all the hinges for my niggas
Yes, I’ma break all

[Chorus: Joey Bada$$]
They say you never know what you got
‘Til it’s all up and away
And it’s so lonely at the top
Sometimes you wanna throw it away
But lately I’ve been talking to God
He told me Heaven is a way better place
So I’m taking everything that I’ve got
And I’m running away, I’m running away
I just can’t cope with the pain
You just won’t understand
Running away (away from here)
I’m running away
I just can’t cope with the pain
You just won’t understand
Running away (away from here)

[Bridge: Chronixx]
As fast as I can to Mount Zion
I’m running away (I’m running away)
I’m running away (I’m running away)
I’m running away (I’m running away)
I’m running away (I’m running away)
I’m running away (I’m running away)
I’m running away (I’m running away)
Running away (I’m running away)
Away, running away

[Outro: Joey Bada$$]
You better start running, running
Babylon boy them ah coming, coming yeah
You better start running, running
Babylon is coming
Babylon get jealous of we, of we
Just because I walk this way
Babylon get jealous of we, of we