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Hip-Hop N' Politics: Jasiri X – "Occupy (We the 99)" [Video] #OccupyWallstreet

 

Occupy Wall Street:  Jasiri X – “Occupy (We the 99)”  [Video]

Getting back to its roots and helping spark change to society, Hip-Hop has made a heavy presence over the last month with Occupy Wall Street taking place across the country and abroad.

Filmed live at Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Pittsburgh by Director Paradise Gray, Jasiri X reconnects with super producer Cynik Lethal to provide a soundtrack for this growing movement that has taken the world by storm. We gonna Occupy!

After the Jump, you can peep the lyrics to the revolution… [More]

Verse 1
The Power’s with the people don’t let these cowards deceive you
and be the next mouse in the talons of a eagle
this country’s wealth gap isn’t unbalanced it’s evil
we celebrate access while the people have less
in poverty abject madness
while the economy collapses add stress
that’s the last straw
you want class war well give you what you ask for
the have nots at the have’s door
we came to crash your party
and we aint leaving until we’re even
the Constitution guarantees these freedoms
any one against that’s committing treason
your not a real patriot unless you stand for what you believe in
and nobody got more welfare than Wall Street
hundreds of billions after operating falsely
and nobody went to prison that’s where you lost me
but my home, my job, and my life is what it cost me

Verse 2
Remember when police beat the Egyptians who were defiant
even president Obama condemned the violence
but when NYPD beat Americans there’s silence
it’s apparent that there’s bias
sticks for the people but give carrots to the liars
those crooked cops just for embarrassment should be fired
and if you want to see terrorists then look higher
they in them skyscrapers with billions from my labor

forcing people out of there homes with falsified data
so we either unify now or cry later
1% got the wealth but the 99’s greater
so in every city we gone occupy major
cause nobody got more welfare than Wall Street
hundreds of billions after operating falsely
and nobody went to prison that’s where you lost me
but my home, my job, and my life is what it cost me

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