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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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from New Strange Fruit, released July 27, 2018

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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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