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The year is 2020 the number, another summer 
Get down 
Sound of a funky drummer, music hitting your heart ‘cause I know you got soul 
(Brothers and Sisters) 
The information age got em seeing whats really wrong with these racist days 
Honor the strong and pity the weak, your thoughts run your life be careful what you think 
Haiti beat France century 17, Salute Toussaint and Dessaline 
And I do love France know what I mean, it’s a system of talk and nobody’s agreeing 
They say its suicide when dead bodies are swinging 
Cowards are hunting black men that’s what I’m seeing 
How many toasters have been burnt down and once central park was a thriving black town 
Yo Chuck, I’m fighting the power right now, thanks to you, Flav and PE putting it down 
Putting ya life on the line so I can rap now 
The next generation still singing fight the power 
Fight the power (8x) 
We gotta fight the powers that be! 
Police think they reign, Sick none over the law 
Wanna give us short sticks But we really Nia Long 
To the Boyz N the Hood got the bullets & batons 
The Boyz n the hood triple K’s on they arm 
4 fingers on my palm screaming fight, change the policy, defund, buy back our property 
You love black panther but not Fred Hampton 
Word to the Howards and the Aggies and the Hamptons 
They book us, wont book us, I’m Booker 
T Washington, George kill for a 20 
Think about it, that’s 2000 pennies 
The value of black life the cost of going to Wendy’s for a 
4 quarter burger ended in murder 
Fight for Breonna and the pain of her mamma gotta fight! 
Fight the power (8x) 
We gotta fight the powers that be! 
Black Thought: 
Yo, Generations is how long we’ve been at war 
The revolution on all platforms, you break a man mind and his back 
Your solidarity is what I’m wearing all black for 
For comrades who done fought without me it’s not to try and change all thoughts about me or 
To redirect your reports about me, Dear white people you should take a course about me, cause 
Is it the long dingaling four finger ring 
The sciences and the arts the songs we can sing 
I really wanna know why y’all so scared, prolly cause the promise land we almost there, but look 
I think of images that fueled my youth 
Interviews by Craig Hodges and Abdul-Rauf 
Examples like Olympic black power salute to panther troops I saw as I pursued my truth 
If racism is a cancer Black Thought’s the answer gotta get up off the back porch 
Emancipate ya mind get ya bodies back from ransom 
(Come on) 
And all black hands up for the anthem 
People people, stronger than this evil 
Smashin your power structure melanin royal regal 
System designed to kill and unprotect 
Worldwide hit the streets just to get some respect 
Our fight and our rights for freedom will never waver 
Justice Breonna Taylor, salute Chuck & Flava 
Feel the same anger since Radio Raheem died 
Black power to the people, push forward pride 
Fight the power like it’s a opp though 
Born to fight I made it off the block though 
Thought he had a gun and he was black that’s the combo 
The police killed George having a convo 
They killed Malcom X they killed Dr King 
They gave us guns an dope they wanna stop our kings 
Tryna erase our history stop and think, history class ain’t tell us ’bout Juneteenth 
Cops don’t give a damn about a negro 
Pull a trigger kill a negro he’s a hero 
Fuck living life on welfare 
The last one who cared was Obama care 
Round 12 nose kinda bloody, gotta keep fightin 
Trump flew to north korea they respect violence 
If you ain’t tryna have your city on fire put some respect on our name 
We come from gold and diamonds 
Fight the power (8x) 
We gotta fight the powers that be! 
Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant sht to me you see. 
Straight up racist that sucker was, simple and plain 
Motherfk him and John Wayne 
Cause I’m black and I’m proud  
I’m ready, I’m hyped plus I’m amped 
Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps 
Sample a look back you look and find 
Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years if you check 
Don’t worry be happy was the number one jam 
Damn If I said it you can slap me right here  
Get it 
Let’s get this party started right 
Right on, come on 
What we got to say, power to the people no delay 
Make everybody see and all that you fight the powers that be!