Tag: politics

What do you think?

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He Does It Again

Lyrical genius? I think so.

As I’m getting ready in the morning I can’t help but pause and think WOW. He goes there. Like really goes there. Some of his music is a bit much for me. But then there are the ones like this one. Lots of kudos to him and his writing team for nailing it. So on point.

Art at it’s most creative. #MusicIsLife 


Hands up, officer don’t shoot
Then pull your pants up, promise you won’t loot
We may never understand each other, it’s no use
We ain’t ever gonna grasp what each other goes through
Black boy, black boy, we ain’t gonna lie to you
Black boy, black boy, we don’t like the sight of you
Pull up on the side of you
Window rolled down, ‘profile’
Then we wonder why we see this side of you
Probably comin’ from the dope house
We could let you slide but your tail light is blew, out
We know you’re hidin’ that Heidi Klum
On you another drug charge, homie, it’s back inside for you
And just in case a chase might ensue, we got that tried and true
Pistol drew right at you, we’d be delighted to unload it
In your back, then walk up and lay that taser on the side of you
Fucked up, but what the fuck am I to do?
I keep tellin’ myself, keep doin’ like you’re doin’
No matter how many lives you ruin
It’s for the red, white and blue
Time to go find a new one and split his head right in two
No one’s ever indicted you
Why? ‘Cause you’re a
White boy, white boy, you’re a rockstar
(My momma talkin’ to me, tryna tell me how to live)
White boy, white boy, in your cop car
(But I don’t listen to her, ’cause my head is like a sieve)
White boy, white boy, you’re untouchable
(The world’s coming to an end, I don’t even care)
Nobody can tell me shit ’cause I’m a (big rockstar)
Black boy, black boy, we don’t get your culture and
We don’t care what our government’s done to fuck you over, man
Don’t tell us your attitude’s a result of that
Balderdash, where’d you get the chip on your shoulder at?
Why you kicking that soda can?
Pull your pants up, we ’bout to roll up and
Throw your ass in the van cuffed
You don’t have to know our plans or what our intentions are
Our cards are close to our chest, you better show your hands
And put our minds more at ease
Or get shot in the thyroid, comply or die, boy
We’re fightin’ a crime war, here come the swine
Tryna clean up the streets from all these minorities
That’s what we call ’em pigsties for
They’re like eyesores to police
Talk to you like just a piece of trash
Feels like we’re stuck in a time warp to me
As I kick these facts and get these mixed reactions
As this beat backspins, it’s like we’re drifting back in
To the sixties, having black skin is risky
‘Cause this keeps happening
Throughout history, African-Americans have been treated like shit
And I admit, there have been times where it’s been embarrassin’ to be a
White boy, white boy, you’re a rockstar
(My momma talkin’ to me, tryna tell me how to live)
White boy, white boy, in your cop car
(But I don’t listen to her, ’cause my head is like a sieve)
White boy, white boy, you’re untouchable
(The world’s coming to an end, I don’t even care)
Nobody can tell me shit ’cause I’m a (big rockstar)
Seems like the average lifespan of a white man
Is more than twice than a black life span
I wonder sometimes if it has a price scanner
I feel like checking out on life, can’t escape this circumstance
I’d rather hear ’em say “Die N-word” than Die Antwoord
Ninja, now it’s better disguised banter
But that’s life, strapped ’cause we’re strapped financially
And can’t find answers
We’re applying, but McDonald’s
Seems to be the only franchise that’ll hire
So how can we have higher standards?
As Dallas overshadows the battle for Black Lives Matter
We fight back with violence but acts like that are
Black eyes on the movement
Which makes black lives madder
At cops and cops madder
That’s why it’s at a stalemate
Can’t arrive at a compromise so it’s Black Ops
I wonder if we hire more black cops, the crap stops
The block is our backyards, officers, not the crack spot
Call the attack dogs off of us, man
You always act all pissed off at us at a traffic stop
And bad cops fuck it up for the good cops, and man, stop
Sendin’ white cops in the black neighborhoods
Who ain’t acclimated to ’em, like that’s the way to do it
Who seen some fuckin’ videos of rappers waving guns
And know nobody black so they act afraid of us
And that’s racism, the fear that a black face gives ’em
A subconscious racist
Wait, why are there black neighborhoods?
‘Cause America segregated us, designated us to an area
Separated us, Section-Eight’d us
When we tear it up’s the only time attention’s paid to us
And education sucks, and every day’s another
Freddie Gray for us, a levy breaks or fuzz
Why is it they treat us like dryer lint?
We just want a safe environment for our kids
But can’t escape the sirens
Don’t take a scientist to see our violent nature lies in
The poverty that we face so the crime rate’s the highest in
The lowest classes, it’s like a razor wire fence
And we’re trapped in these racial biases
That plague our society which makes our anxiety levels raise
Every time we see a devil’s face
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my
It’s more like billy clubs and gats
And we really love it when you think we’re guilty ‘cause we’re black
“But you kill each other, facts
You peel each other’s caps, for silly stuff like hats”
Single mother strugglin’ through substance abuse
While people with nothin’ to lose shoot each other for shoes
Fuck your Republican views
Pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, where the fuck are the boots?
And streets act as a narrator, don’t gotta read comics
Or be that into characters, just to see that, just to be black
You better be strapped with a derringer
Or be “capped in America” like Steve Rogers
‘Cause no one oversees these cops and
All we see is ’em beat charges
We done seen ’em beat Rodney King unconscious, and got off
So we don’t need all you crooked police officers’ peace offerings
Just keep marchin’, ’til we reach congress
But they’re gonna say you’re tryin’ to take an irrational stance
If you try to slander the flag but
Somebody has to be the sacrificial lamb
So they call it a Kaepernick tantrum
If you don’t stand for the national anthem
We raise it, you better praise it
Or you’ll be made to feel like a traitor, we’ll
Treat you like Rodney Dangerfield
Home of the brave is still racist ‘ville
So this whole nation feels like a plantation field
In a country that claims that its foundation was based on United States ideals
That had its Natives killed
Got you singin’ this star-spangled spiel
To a piece of cloth that represents the “Land of the Free” that made people slaves to build
Songwriters: Marshall Mathers
Untouchable lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc



Who can drop an album with no marketing what so ever and sell millions of copies in record time??? Ummm…Beyonce can.  Run the World was freaken mind-blowing. Every penny I paid was worth it. Like, you really get a show. I can’t speak the same for her BFF though, lol. Nicki, you’re great. But I was less than satisfied. Maybe you just weren’t feelin Oakland??? Oh well. Still love you 😘

Now, Beyonce has done it again. ***got everyone talkin about me***

Beyonce has always been political. ALWAYS. She has always used her platform to express her stance on just about everything she cares about. I mean really listen to her music. And her videos??? Come on. She puts her creativity down like no other! It’s art so beautifully sketched out. The synchronicity of it all. It flows flawlessly.

FORMATION. O.M.G. Some love it, others hate it. Again, there is a message. You see the sinking cop car and you automatically accuse her of being disrespectful. What do you think she was trying to say with her body laid across the police car as it was sinking along with her? Did you forget that part?

We’re so conditioned to think inside the box. It’s a sad generation when half of America believes Donald Trump is fit to be Chief Commander of the United States Of America. You people got me alllllll F*ed up!!! After all we’ve been through as a nation, has history not taught us a damn thing? I know there is just so much to absorb when it comes to politics. But as a citizen it’s our duty to do diligence when it comes to choosing a side. And remember, there are tons and tons of false statements on the internet so don’t read and watch a few videos and make your determination on that alone. It’s not that simple. And it bugs the hell out of me that people like to run their mouth without making a real effort 😡

I can see why there are two different sides. Just like with Trump. What happened? America is a great country. Yet, people would rather put flags of other countries on their cars. It’s one thing to be proud of your culture, but where’s your American flag? Why are we not as proud to be an American? We can live anywhere but we choose here. Land of the free. Sometimes too free. We can’t have it all. 😒

Beyonce has a larger platform than most to share her beliefs. Bottom line, there is not a soul who doesn’t know who she is. So for her to create such a political, racially driven (lets not forget sexism) video took the world by storm. Literally, everyone was in awe. How could you not be?!

I guess hearing all the bashing towards her has me feeling a little defensive 😈 I’m a beyhive 😅 But I can honestly say I’m someone who thinks things through. I will look at all sides. I will weigh all the pros ad cons before making a decision. I am not someone who will show you sympathy when you’ve done something wrong. I hold myself accountable for all my mistakes and I would do so for those I love. Even Beyonce, JLO or Hilary Clinton 🙂

FORMATION was not intended to disrespect anyone but the guilty. THAT’S IT. Just the guilty. Injustice is wrong. Dictatorship is wrong. A lot of us need to take a step back and reflect on our history. We’ve fought so hard to get to where we are. Equality matters. All lives matter. We need not to go backwards. I know Trump won’t win but I am so disappointed that so many stand by him.

Sometimes we have to step outside of our shoes and see it from another’s perspective. Many things aren’t black and white. Having an open mind is crucial when trying to change the world.We have to be OK with being brave. Admitting when we’re wrong. Understanding why some people are the way they are. Compassion, empathy…we need more of that. The Formation tour isn’t just a black thing. It’s an oppression thing. I know people may be tired of hearing the same old story. But it’s still a story when nothing has changed. So please, try to understand where Beyonce is coming from. There are some things that may urk us…like the whole Becky jab that Iggy didn’t like very much. At the same time Iggy, you’ve said some racist things yourself. Bottom line, the intention isn’t to personally attack the innocent. There’s a bigger role being portrayed through art here. But if you’re someone who doesn’t understand and appreciate art, you’ll never get it. And Beyonce will always be just another black angry woman in your eyes. 😒