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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