1. Thursday, February 6, 2003

    Run-DMC 

    Raising Hell

    Def Jam Records

    “Proud To Be Black”

    [Run]

    You know I’m proud to be black y’all

    and that’s a fact y’all

    And if you try to take what’s mine

    I take it back y’all – it’s like that

    Licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-

    Listen party people here’s a serious song

    It’s right not wrong, I should say right on

    I gotta tell you somethin that you all should know

    It’s not a mystery it’s history and here’s how it go

    Now Hariett Tubman, was born a slave

    She was a tiny black woman, when she was raised

    She was livin to be givin there’s a lot that she gave

    There’s not a slave, in this day and age

    I’m proud to be

    [D.M.C.]

    Black, god damn, I’m tired my man

    Don’t worry bout what color I am

    Because I’ll show you how ill, this man can act

    It could never be fiction cause it is all fact

    And if you get in my way, I will not turn back

    I’m proud of my name, my name is Darryl Mack

    I’m black and I’m proud, and I’ll say it out loud

    I’ll share my story with the whole crowd, AUUUGHH!

    [Run-D.M.C.]

    You know I’m proud to be black y’all

    and that’s a fact y’all

    And if you try to take what’s mine

    I take it back y’all – it’s like that

    [Run]

    DJ Run, and I run these things

    You can hear it loud and clear like when the schoolbell rings

    Like Martin Luther King, I will do my thing

    I’ll say it in a rap cause I do not sing

    [D.M.C.]

    D.M.C., the man, that’s causin the beef

    I got a message for the world so listen up it’s brief

    Like Malcolm X said I won’t turn the right cheek

    Got the strength to go the length, if you wanna start beef

    Start beef!

    [Run-D.M.C.]

    You know I’m proud to be black y’all

    and real brave y’all

    And motherfucker I could never be a slave y’all

    So take that!!

    [Run]

    We’re gonna tell ya somethin put your mind in a swirl

    God bless the next baby that comes in this world

    The world’s full of hate discrimination and sin

    People judgin other people by the color of skin

    I’ll attack this matter, in my own way

    Man, I ain’t no slave, I ain’t reelin no hay

    Written a deposition, in any condition

    Don’t get in my way cause I’m full of ambition

    I’m proud to be black (and I ain’t takin no crap)

    I’m fresh out the pack (and I’m proud to be black)

    SO TAKE THAT!!

    [Run-D.M.C.]

    There was a man – an inventor – who invented so well

    He invented a fortune – for a man named Bell

    George Washington Carver, made the peanut great

    Showed any man with a mind, could create

    You read about Malcolm X – in the history text

    Jesse Owens broke records, Ali broke necks

    What’s wrong with ya man? How can you be so dumb?

    LIKE DR. KING SAID, WE SHALL OVERCOME!

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