"African Student Movement" as written by and Saul Williams....
Freedom, ignorance, jealousy, belligerence, anger, self-control, tolerance, to and fro, wisdom, exstacy, addiction, dependency, discipline, counter act, pray for peace, then attack. Dominane. Contradict. Upper class derelict. Downgrade. Downsize. Upstate. Uprise.

Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me where my nigga at?

Downtown. On the block. At the club. Steaming hot. Dancing. Talking shit. Telling lies. Like a pimp. Meanwhile, underpaid. Read like, second grade. Uncle Sam, sign you up. Benefits. And a gun.

Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me where my nigga at?

African People. African people. African People. African People.
Shotgun. Shotgun. Shotgun. Shotgun.

Rise up. Over-stand. Stand your ground. Own your land. Serve all. Love all. Never sleep. Never fall. Meditate. Eat right. Pray first. Then fight. But for truth. Not for fame. Not for glory. Or the game.

Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me where my nigga at?

African People. African people. African People. African People.
Shotgun. Shotgun. Shotgun. Shotgun.

Liberia. Iraq. Dark brown. Light black. South Africa. Mozambique. Mud hut. Concrete. AIDS ridden. Heart disease. Strange fruit. Southern trees. Sierre Leone. Diamond mines. Cameroon. Pipe lines. Port au Prince. Salvadore. Civil right. Civil war. Zimbabwe. Trenchtown. Money makin'. Queens bound. BX. Shaolin. Uptown. Brooklyn. Upstate. Newburgh. Unseen. Unheard.

Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me, where my niggas at? Now tell me where my nigga at?

African People. African people. African People. African People.
Shotgun. Shotgun. Shotgun. Shotgun.


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"African Student Movement" as written by Saul Williams

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    General CommentGreat song, basically saying people contradict themselves. They want peace, they use violence. They pray for peace, then attack.
    They go get drunk at a club yet they can't even read at a 2nd grad level. He's saying these people need to stop letting themselves be taking advantage of and instead of drinking READ LEARN and THINK. Fight for the truth, fight for what is right and help those in need. Knowledge is POWER. Without knowledge you are under the control of the ones who have the knowledge, the power.
    Alexis507on September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its totally about how the African People as a whole bitch about how they dont have rights and are made poor by the rich but sit around and dont do jack shit for "their people" while they are dying of aids and they let people step all over them.
    prophetofnothingon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis really reminds me of leroi jones' poetry.
    no_quarter51on April 15, 2009   Link

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