Friday, April 10, 2009

The Bar Exam

Artist: Immortal Technique
Track: Harlem Streets
Album: Revolutionary, Vol. 2...

Yeah... Harlem streets stay flooded in white powder
Like those mother fuckers runnin' away from the twin towers
Gun shots rock the earth like a meteor shower
Bowling For Columbine, fear, giving the media power
Innocence devoured like a chicken spot snack box
Government cocaine cooked into ghetto crack rocks
Corrupt cops false testimony at your arraignment
Check to check, constant struggle to make the payments
Working your whole life wondering where the day went
The subway stays packed like a multi-cultural slave ship
It's rush hour, 2:30 to 8, non stoppin'
And people coming home after corporate share croppin'
And fuck flossin', mothers are trying to feed children
But gentrification is kicking them out of their building
A generation of babies born without health care
Families homeless, thrown the fuck off of the welfare


  1. These are lyrics that I always found particularly poignant. The image of corporate share cropping and the subway as a multicultural slave ship are particularly powerful. They really emphasize the power of capitalism to move and organize populations to their detriment. Immortal Technique’s on point.

  2. Yea you right but actions are going to be took to put a stop this to this new era of slave driving that's. What I want to know when is enough enough you know how long can we stand back and tell ourselves we are not seeing what we are seeing.


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