HOLSTAR AND TECK​-​ZILLA - Black Man Struggling Featuring Rae Diaspora

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The Holstar
My Story goes way back, October 24-1964 we blazed tracks/
Then was liberated in the physical, but minds still chained in fallacy; the spiritual/
Dead policies, grey colored seeds – that grew to torrid trees, now they honor these/
How could they? How could they take that? Resources stripped to build with no pay back/
Brothers and Sisters Gorillas right in their own land, fought for the power but now they don’t even own land/
Vicious cycle its happening again, they wanna say the kid is rapping just blubbing ish again/
Capitalist thinking, barbaric drinking, still prolific how we’ve risen from the boat sinking/
What was dark is now the light, from all hopes drifted; it’s all hosts lifted/

I just wanna make good things of this life, I’m sick of all the hate and the pain and strife, I’m just a Black man struggling, another Black Man struggling….Living in this White man’s world, I don’t wanna have to fight the world, I’m just a Black Man struggling, another black man struggling.

Mr. Rae
Yo scratch that I'm a dark brown boy in blackface, Look in the mirror and see the problem with the black race/
I keep running but I feel I'm stuck in one place, the shadow of the man I once was is who I still chase/
The victors write history so my past is a mystery, Images they projected made me question my humanity /
Like "Am I a black man before I'm even human? "Is my skin a blessing or a melanin intrusion?"/
Product of evolution or divine retribution?, Am I going out of my mind in a state of confusion?/
Is that externalized in the continent I live in? Sub-Saharan Africa, want you to share my vision/
We're covered in ashes of struggles, from which we've risen, before colonialism and crooked politicians./
Yes, the struggles beautiful, Maybe, it’s eternal, But the black man's first battlefield is internal/


The Holstar (Commentary)
I know you’ve heard this all before…but Black Man Rise! It’s your time...it’s not a dark continent anymore, it’s a continent of endless resources, endless possibilities – The Holstar, Mr. Rae – Teckzilla on the beat! Slam Dunk Records – Str8 Buttah Productions, Africa Stand Up!


from The Extraordinaires, released January 12, 2012



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