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New Strange Fruit EP is the third release from NC rapper Amon Re The 8th Sign. It is scheduled to be released on 7/27/2018 on all streaming platforms. The project was recorded between 2016 and 2017 after Amon Re was contacted by Italian producer Dirty Meth Dopamina. After collaborating on one track, which turned out to be the title track, the pair decided to do a EP together. Amon is stepping out of his comfort zone with New Strange Fruit EP, so you will hear a different sound than you may be used to form the NC emcee.

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Amon Re The 8th Sign Chicago, Illinois

Amon Re The 8th Sign - born Jermaine Price - is a Forest City, North Carolina rapper who has spent the last several years perfecting his craft at his homebase in Chicago, Illinois. Averse to labels, he prefers to refer to himself as a “conscious” artist who uses his emotional acuity and skill for empathy to become a vessel for people’s struggles with self, society, or life in general. ... more

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Track Name: American Pie
American Pie

Chorus
I'm, trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
Because I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Yeah I want me a slice of that American Pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
Because I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Yeah I want me a slice of that American Pie

Verse 1:
Good morning wake up America
I was bred in a small town yeah, made in America
The people need to stand up and take back America
Hit it where it hurts like, take that America
Saw all the jobs sent away from America
What they heritage
In the the southern states of America
Is really simply hate in America
Are women safe in America no
Because they rape in America
Victim gets blamed in America
You should be ashamed of America
New strange fruit still hangs in America
What about the gangs that bang in America
The kkk still a thang in America
I want to see some change in America
Cause things still the same in America
Rearrange the way that we think in America
Raise the stakes like a cattle farmer
This is life or death
Why are blacks imprisoned at alarming rates and murdered more of less
For sport
Its like we're a target for the law
Don't even make it not to fair chance in court in America (Beat dropped at end of verse on America and comes back with chorus)

Chorus:
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie

Verse 2:
The justice systems flawed in America
Black and brown prisoners used to fill the prison up
This is big business here in America
You're judged by jury of your peers in America
Open a prison close a school in America
Then feed them both the same food in America
Judge selling kids for mill in America
While people can't even get Meal in America
Let me keep it real with you America
Sometime I be like man I can't deal with you America
Love is only to heal you America
I tell me go back to Africa if I don't like America
Even though they trying to take my rights in America
So my be people fight in America
Fist in the air
And we will never for national anthem
Until it really stands for all of its citizens
All the little children
Give them guilty sentences
Take away their fathers and their innocence
Give them few options
put their mothers on public assistance
In the trap but really trapped by this crooked system

Chorus:
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie

Verse 3:
Welcome to the mall of America
Know your part
This the place where votes are bought
Hope is lost
Freedom cost
The price is your life
And right
You better focus boy
If your last name Koch
You're a patriarch basically y'all you can own it all in America
Liberty and freedom
It's all in America
Justice and equality
It's all in America
At least that's the dreams they're selling ya
Telling ya
If you work hard you can ball in America
The main commodity is fear in America
Promoted by media geared toward America
Everyday I wake I shed a tear for America
This my open letter to you dear America
The place where the rich gets tax cuts
And the poor barely getting because they don't get that much
Stuck in a never ending cycle of bad luck
Stay in debt because the pay checks never add up
A slave to an institution
Now you have no solution
You signed your life over to a master in America (Beat dropped at end of verse on America and comes back with chorus)

Chorus:
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
Track Name: Another Man
Another Man

Chorus
One mans trash is another mans treasures
One mans pain is another mans pleasure
One mans curse is another mans blessing
One mans mistake is another mans lesson
I wish
I hope
I dream
I pray
I find a way
To another land
The steps I take
Are mine to make
I'll never wanna be another man

Verse
I used to envy the cool with benzos
Forget a Honda Accord I couldn't afford a pinto
No fly kick just tip toes
My shoes were a size too small
But I wore them till they get holes
So I never get hoes
With these dirty ass clothes
I wore my sisters hand me down
Like hand me those
Wore my Lil Brot's hand me up
Cause I'm half as tall
I wore my heart on my sleeve
But still laugh it off
I used to think it was my dads fault
He was never around to teach me how to be a man so
I had to wing it
Present and past cause and effect
I come from humble beginning
Nothing is given
Except your balls and respect
Nights huddled around stove for heat no sleep it was just us children
Cold was unyielding
Back when I didn't quite understand the weapon that I'm wielding
One mans ending is another mans forever
One mans hell is another mans heaven
I learn to appreciate the little I was given
Making something out of nothing I'm trying to get it how ya living

Chorus
One mans trash is another mans treasures
One mans pain is another mans pleasure
One mans curse is another mans blessing
One mans mistake is another mans lesson
I wish
I hope
I dream
I pray
I find a way
To another land
The steps I take
Are mine to make
I'll never wanna be another man

Verse 2:
If there's a
way then I'm William
I'm able and willing
Till my children getting paper and chilling
There no time I'm rushing like I stay in the kremlin
I made lane for myself and I'm reving my engines
Rebelling against the machine
Never in me to envy
What in you ain't in me
I'm from a bloodline of Grahoamtonians
A wise man once told me this
The gifts God gives a man are only his
And they can tell who the real and the phony is
Sometimes it's fake friends claiming homie and
That's when your a one start to move like a foe move
But we play by the old rules
My blessing are my blessings
Whats for me ain't for you
To hate on my progress that's a how move
I've had a village mentality since the old school
And it taught me this lesson
One mans ending is another mans forever
One mans hell is another mans heaven
I learn to appreciate the little I was given
Making something out of nothing I'm trying to get it how ya living

Chorus
One mans trash is another mans treasures
One mans pain is another mans pleasure
One mans curse is another mans blessing
One mans mistake is another mans lesson
I wish
I hope
I dream
I pray
I find a way
To another land
The steps I take
Are mine to make
I'll never wanna be another man

Verse 3:
Don't waste your time trying to block my shine
Through faith what's mine can't be stopped I grind
It was written
Described in the scriptures in hieroglyphics
This is the transcription
A script to mental transitions
Tune into the frequency your mind is the transistor
Your spirits the antenna
Negativity is cancerous
We rant, throw hands in air and cuss
Then we wonder why God won't answer us
Looking at somebody else life and compare it to us
Looking at somebody else with eyes of lust
Instead of trying to devise your own plan to come up
Dudes plotting on their man
All the bottles they were popping was for profit what a scam
The whole time you thought he was ya fam
But he was trying to get the upper hand
That's the type the shit to make you never trust again
Then you that this chick got this dude a couple years
One mans ending is another mans forever
One mans hell is another man heaven
I've learn to appreciate the little I was given
Making something out of nothing tearing get it how you living?

Chorus
One mans trash is another mans treasures
One mans pain is another mans pleasure
One mans curse is another mans blessing
One mans mistake is another mans lesson
I wish
I hope
I dream
I pray
I find a way
To another land
The steps I take
Are mine to make
I'll never wanna be another man
Track Name: Dream Girl
Dream Girl

Chorus:
I got all that I want
I got all that I need
I got all that I dreamed
When I dream
I dream of you baby
Dream of you baby
Dream of you
Dream of you
Dream of you
It's alright
It's ok
It will be
What it be
Just let it be
Let it be the girl of my dreams
Let it be the girl of my dreams
Now let it ride

Verse 1:
She my dream girl like J Hud
Sugar spice and everything nice is what she's made of
Everything I dreamed of
Brown skin slim waist with a cute butt
Personality to match what a nice touch
Pretty face with a smile that will light up
The darkest corner of my heart like a light bulb
Good girl barely drink and she don't like bud
Like Ray Charles use to say she got the right stuff
The type of Queen that you wife up
Church bells everybody dressed up throwing rice up
Plus she know how to treat right
when the nights up
God fearing and a good cook
That's a good look
Y'all ain't hear me
I'm like man I done lucked up
She got her mind on her money and not on mine
Which in turn makes me want to provide

Chorus:
I got all that I want
I got all that I need
I got all that I dreamed
When I dream
I dream of you baby
Dream of you baby
Dream of you
Dream of you
Dream of you
It's alright
It's ok
It will be
What it be
Just let it be
Let it be the girl of my dreams
Let it be the girl of my dreams
Now let it ride

Verse 2:
She's my motivator
Cause I know she's favored
Lift up and keep me calm like I'm rolling vega's
Fuck the nosy neighbors
And the haters
Cause they know we major
Imma stay here like what goes on in Vegas
And this just the beginning stages
But we're going places
As we turn pages
This a story for the ages
A love that's ageless
Yet it grows every day with
The way that I feel about you cause I learned patience
Genuine I'm so anxious
You're so amazing I'm so gracious
I won't taint this feeling by dealing with chicks and trying to make other arrangements
And face it
I got trust issues
So it's gonna take a lot to put my trust in you

Chorus:
I got all that I want
I got all that I need
I got all that I dreamed
When I dream
I dream of you baby
Dream of you baby
Dream of you
Dream of you
Dream of you
It's alright
It's ok
It will be
What it be
Just let it be
Let it be the girl of my dreams
Let it be the girl of my dreams
Now let it ride
Track Name: The People
The People

Hook
Teacher what you teaching for
Preacher what you preaching for
Reacher what you seeking for
Seeker what you seeking for
Speaker what you speaking for
If you teaching, teaching for the people
If you ain't preaching, preaching for the people
If you ain't reaching, reaching for the people
If you ain't seeking, seeking for the people
If you ain't speaking, speaking for the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
For all my people

Verse 1:
False doctrines
Taught by false prophets
For profit
Politicians speak to fill their pockets
Need to stop it
My position I was never told all of my option
Ignorant to my potential
My progress was boxed in
Until I found evidence
Of greatness in my DNA
That me to discover the greatness within
You never know you're destination till you know where you've been
False history
Teaching ignorance
It's all a myth me
How we go from slaves to immigrants
It's all meant to be
An unsolved mystery
Step one to destroy you mentally
Think about it
Essentially if knowledge is power miseducated are misled and misguided intentionally
Easy distracted by the simplest things
Or Facebook live post of brothers being slain in the streets
Whether it's your own kind or the police it's a damn shame

Chorus:
Teach what you teaching for
Preacher what you preaching for
Reacher what you seeking for
Seeker what you seeking for
Speaker what you speaking for
If you teaching, teaching for the people
If you ain't preaching, preaching for the people
If you ain't reaching, reaching for the people
If you ain't seeking, seeking for the people
If you ain't speaking, speaking for the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
For all my people

Verse 2:
They use religion as a form of control
Back and forward we go
Between a friendly smile and a formidable foe
You're trials come in waves
You pay tides then you reap what you sow
At the cross roads your soul is the toll
At this point we can afford to be
Complacent and trust those in robes that impose their own code
I can tell from their body language and posture
You're an imposter
Not an apostle of true gospel
When you really praise the almighty dollar
You can scream and holla
And be the most read snd intellectual scholar
But if your soul is tainted by the greed and the power
You can't be the shepherd when you're lost with the flock
The wolf shall devour
So I keep my third eye focused on the father
Check my shakras
I'm trying to find peace because my soul has been bothered
Since I fell and lost my honor

Hook
Teacher what you teaching for
Preacher what you preaching for
Reacher what you seeking for
Seeker what you seeking for
Speaker what you speaking for
If you teaching, teaching for the people
If you ain't preaching, preaching for the people
If you ain't reaching, reaching for the people
If you ain't seeking, seeking for the people
If you ain't speaking, speaking for the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
For all my people

Verse 3
They don't teach the youth they program
They dont reach with both hands
They feed you false narratives
A narrow vision so disparaging masquerading as reality
To stream on your next mobile machines
To catch the next scene of
Sirens screaming like weeping mothers
Who have seen obscene visions of her seed in a bloody puddle
No more hugs or cuddles
No more causing trouble
Now she questions all the thing she taught he was little
He fell victim to a failing system
The odds against him
Doing numbers he can't even spell addition
They said an education would save em from this existence
But school system gave him the first mark on his record
A couple more marks in hall halt your ejected
So now he run the streets school of hard knocks he attended
Graduated first passed to apprentice
Someone ran up for the cash and blast and that fast it ended

Hook
Teacher what you teaching for
Preacher what you preaching for
Reacher what you seeking for
Seeker what you seeking for
Speaker what you speaking for
If you teaching, teaching for the people
If you ain't preaching, preaching for the people
If you ain't reaching, reaching for the people
If you ain't seeking, seeking for the people
If you ain't speaking, speaking for the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
The people the people the people
For all my people
Track Name: Black Rage
Black Rage

Chorus:
I woke up like fuck the world today
Internet stream another brother or sister slain
I feel like I'm drowning
I'm too deep in pain
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black Rage
Black love for this black Rage
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black pain

Verse 1:
I woke up like fuck the world
Fuck my job
Fuck my homies
Fuck myself and fuck my girl
Fuck the crooked cops
Fuck this room this couch the bird in the trees fuck your I singing about
I'm nothing to em anyway
Fuck your ur gratitude
Just another nigga with an attitude
I talk aggressive
My presence brings fear
And have purse clenching
Crossing the street
When I'm near
On a black night
In a black hoodie
Or a suit and tie
A black guy
What if he blacks out and takes my whole life
They tell I fucking ruined my own legacy
I sold my own people to the devil for weapons and drink
So I could live good and
Yeah I'm that guy in other words
What about black on black crime
A dead beat
A monster a damn creep
So you run when you hear the stomp of my damn feet

Chorus:
I woke up like fuck the world today
Internet stream another brother or sister slain
I feel like I'm drowning
I'm too deep in pain
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black Rage
Black love for this black Rage
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black pain

Verse 2:
Even the sister say I'm no hood
They're independent
They don't need a man for anything
So my existence is no longer essential
I'm either in prison
Switch and loving other men or lacking ambition
Or have deep seeded hate for black women
They're way too aggressive and I like my women submissive
All the hands waving constantly under interrogation
I can't take it so I just flee the situation
Now her Uncle Sam taking care of my family
And to see my children I need rights for visitation
But only if pay the state men
So they garnish my wages
Until I was put me on permanent vacation
I get behind the money gets late then
Now I have record for these child support payments
In and out court every other 30 days man

Chorus:
I woke up like fuck the world today
Internet stream another brother or sister slain
I feel like I'm drowning
I'm too deep in pain
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black Rage
Black love for this black Rage
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black pain

Verse 3:
My black brothers don't trust me now
He'd rather run up with pound
Than to help me out
When a brother down
Or they covet and desire
Material things that I've acquired
House, car, money or my attire
Ignorant the spiritual drain it took on my soul to get this high up to Zion
And with time can cloud 9 em
Cadillac white wall alpine and the finest linen
That's for my old players yo I ain't forget ya
Nod ya head one time when you see me
Each one teach one
Reach one because you use to be one
Be the example the youth they need one
Be the change you want to see the world it need some
Be the man your father wasn't the women they need us
Our roots deeper the new leaders
All we have to do is step up

Chorus:
I woke up like fuck the world today
Internet stream another brother or sister slain
I feel like I'm drowning
I'm too deep in pain
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black Rage
Black love for this black Rage
I'd do anything to exchange
Black love for this black pain
Track Name: New Strange Fruit
New Strange Fruit

Chorus:
From slaves, to the ghetto, is what the school books have to say
it hanging, above you
Watch what the news has to say
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose

Verse 1
They killed Sandra in her cell then called it suicide
New slave trade been performing genocide
From the cotton field picking a bail
To being stripped and put in a cell
Prisoners of the war on drugs
The cycles vicious as hell
I'll teach you to fish and then I wish you prevail
Enough knowledge that could feed you for years
Slavery never ended it just transformed
Simply read the constitution for the answers
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
So that's not a total abolition
If it was there would be no exception
But this country but was built on slave labor since conception

Chorus:
From slaves to the ghetto is what the school books say
It's always hanging above you
Just watch the news today
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose

Verse 2:
I'm a post traumatic slave
Turned into a dope fanatic, crazed
Hoping that my folks are at my grave
On the that poke my fattest vein
While they tell me get over latter days
With a broken ladder
While a best friend stab me in the back with a broken dagger
Old habits die hard but god gave me everything no mick jagger
My pops was a Rolling Stone
And I ain't talking pop culture magazines
I'm trying to break the cycle
This is vital to our basis survival
No father but I made despite dude
I goal was to be nothing like you
Don't want my kids to be stereotype too
I'm trying to change the future
So when my present is past
I can live out my dream no Martin Luther
King Jr
I'm the prince where's my queen
We're going back to Zemunda
They didn't I'm royalty

Chorus:
From slaves to the ghetto is what the school books say
It's always hanging above you
Just watch the news today
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose

Verse 3
Know the ledge
Knowledge is power
Knowledge of self is eternal and never will cower
The system rigged against us but we never will bow to
those who will tell us it's bad to be proud of
Our heritage melanin
And the hair that grow from my head
I'm Samson avoiding Delilah
Looking for a Queen that won't assist my rivals
So can built an empire like Luscious Lyons
King descendants
We never knew it
Slavery and struggle is all they fed to us
Black folks with no rights is all the read to us
Then they sent the Feds to
To kill our leaders shot to head
But they will never defeat us
I'm waist deep in the water trying to tread through it
Originators of all you see
Made in the image of the creator of land and see you should've knew it

Chorus:
From slaves to the ghetto is what the school books say
It's always hanging above you
Just watch the news today
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose
The new strange fruit don't fall far from the noose

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