Imani, Vol. 1



"I am the only one who can cure the world by speaking words. Blacka, the Almighty!"

[Verse 1:]
Blacker than a Panther
Blacker than Atlanta
Open like the starry dark background of Saturn
Mighty like the builders of the pyramids in Africa
Stronger than the afro
Larger than Alabama
Deeper than your soul
Blacker than a black Santa
Wild as Larry Davis is when
He can give a shit damn or fuck
Motion like a slave ship
Slicker than a
Pimp and ho
Getting dough
Slicker than the Mecca
Superfly, flyer than a Supafly anthem
Funky like Goodtimes, Soul Train, or What's Happening
Darker than the random check of passengers
Traveling first-class
Blacker than the President
Well half of him
Rise like the death rate
Hustle like the trappers and
Sling it like the crack
Move weight like drug trafficking
Vicious like the red and blue
Who don't see the aftermath
All that's left on the flag is white after the sabotage
Blacker than midnight in Kuwait and Afghanistan
Calmer than caucasians in the booth getting tanner than aborigines
Black like original man, expand
Through the circle drifting in the sky
Where God planted men in his own image
Holding up The Ten Commandments
African like Christ
The Bible said he had
Skin the color of bronze
Hair of wool, black as
Forefather named Abraham who expanded man
Dope like PE, BDP, Poor Righteous Teachers
X-Clan and Brand Nubian combined in one rapper's infant
Pig's feet, ham, ribs, not one but a slab of them
To die inside the ghetto only to arise and rap again

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[Verse 2:]
Blacker than Marcus Garvey and black nationalism
Ripping the drumbeats
Ripping the funk, ripping the rhythm
Bringing the jazz, R&B, blues
Harder than prison yall
Populations where no rehabilitation is given
I am the seat on the bus that Rosa Parks was sitting in
I am Timbuktu, they want to keep me hidden
Black as the mother of civilization, a black woman
First shall be last
So black is the beginning and the ending
Black as an African emblem
Blacker than blacker than blacker than blacker than infinite
Blacks in a grassroots rally assembling
Unifying together trying to make a little difference
Blacker than the blackest of fists
Displayed in array on the back of your pic
Everyday come parlay and kick back as I riff
Put your hands in the mist
This is Blackalicious


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