WORDS OF WISDOM by Tupac Shakur.

Killing us one by one, in one way or another America will find a way to eliminate the problem
One by one, the problem is the troubles in the black youth of the ghettos
And one by one we are being wiped off the face of this earth
At an extremly alarming rate, and even more alarming is the fact that we are not fighting back
Brothers, sistas, niggas, when I say niggas it is not the nigga we are grown to fear, it is not the nigga we say as if it has no meaning
But to me
It means Never Ignorant Getting Goals Acomplishes, nigga
Niggas what are we going to do walk blind into a line or fight
Fight and die if we must like niggas

This is for the masses the lower classes the ones you left out, jobs were givin’, better livin’
But we were kept out made to feel inferior, but we’re the superior
Break the chains in out brains that made us fear yah
Pledge a legiance to a flag that neglects us
Honor a man that who refuses to respect us
Emancipation, proclamation, Please! Nigga just said that to save the nation
These are lies that we all accepted
Say no to drugs but the governments’ keep it
Running through our community, killing the unity
The war on drugs is a war on you and me and yet they say this is the Home of The Free
But if you ask me its all about hyprocracy
The constitution, Yo, it don’t apply to me Lady Liberty still the bitch lied to me
Steady strong nobody’s gonna like what I pumpin’ but its wrong to keeping someone from learning something
So get up, its time to start nation building I’m fed up, we gotta start teaching childern
That they can be all that they wanna to be there’s much more to life than just poverty
This is defaintly ahhh words of wisdom
I charge you with the crime of rape, murder, and assault for suppressing and punishing my people
I charge you with robery for robbing me of my history I charge you with false imprisonment for keeping me
Trapped in the projects and the jury finds you guilty on all accounts
And you are to serve the consequences of your evil schemes
Prosecutor do you have any more evidence Words of Wisdom
They shine upon the strength of an nation, conquer the enemy on with education
Protect thy self, reach with what you wanna do, know thy self, teach what we been through
On with the knowledge of the place, then no one will ever oppress this race again
No Malcolm X in my history text, why is that? Cause he tried to educate and liberate all blacks
Why is Martin Luther King in my book each week? He told blacks, if they get smacked, turn the other cheek
I don’t get it, so many questions went through my mind I get sweated, They act as if asking questions is a crime
But forget it, one day I’m gonna prove them wrong
Now every brother had to smother on the welfare line, the American dream, though it seems it attainable
They’re pulling your sleave, don’t believe, Cause it will strangle yah
Pulling the life of your brain, I can’t explain
Beg as you can obtain from which you came
Swear that your mother is living in equality, forgetting your brother that’s living her apology
Thought they had us beat when they took our kids
But the battle ain’t over till the black man sings Words of Wisdom
But the battle ain’t over till the black man sings Words of Wisdom

NIGHTMARE thats what I am America’s nightmare
I am what you made me The hate and evil that you gave me
I shine of a reminder of what you have done to my people for Four hundred plus years
You should be scared You should be running You should be trying to silence me ha ha
But you can not escape fate, well it is my turn to come
Just as you rose you shall fall By my hands
Amerika, You reap what you sow, 2pacalypse America’s Nightmare
Ice Cube and Da Lench Mob America’s Nightmare, Above the Law America’s Nightmare, Paris America’s Nightmare, Public Enemy America’s Nightmare, Krs-One America’s Nightmare, Mutulu Shakur America’s Nightmare, Geronimo Pratt America’s Nightmare, Assada Shakur America’s Nightmare…

Copyright 1996, 2pacalypse Now.

Tupac Shakur

Category: Celebration of Blackness,