"The Evening News" as written by Hakeem T. Seriki and Daniel A. Johnson....
Gas prices raises, the money keeps burning,
Dropout rate rising, so what are they learning?,
Sending the troops in the war so I turn in,
To today's evening news.

Welcome to the evening news, I thank you all for tuning in,
Yes, I'm your host and your journalist,
here Chamillionaire, so let the news begin,
Our helicopters out in the streets
look at the screen, an' let's zoom it in,
'Cause Cashis is live at the scene,
hey Cashis how are you my friend?,
Got no time for no interviews (go-got no time for no interviews),
No time to trip we don't get confused,
'cause this type of news opinion and views
Got no time for no interviews (go-got no time for no interviews),
You know I keep my ear to the streets
so it's up to me to bring you the truth,
I saw a movie where George Bush had a bearded man on his squad,
So much power from oil money that poor folks can't sit by him,
No problem, Osama, Bin Laden, Been hidin'
So long that them pictures all starting to look like him on them milk cartons,
Don Imus made comments that made everybody forget about him,
That's him, Anna Nicole got pregnant and had kids by him,
Rest in peace Virgina Tech, too many innocent kids dyin',
Well let's just blame hip-hop and act like that's the big problem,

Now I would give you news about Katrina,
but you know I can't talk about Katrina,
'Cause everytime I talk about Katrina,
they look at me like it's a misdemeanor,
Anyways, there's way more important stuff that we can discuss,
George Bush is playing golf, everybody hush, he's about to putt.

Gas prices raises, the money keeps burning,
Dropout rate rising, so what are they learning?,
Sending the troops in the war so I turn in,
To today's evening news.
And the world keeps turning slow (turning slow, turning slow)
As the world keeps turning slow (turning slow, turning slow)
As the world keeps on turning slow (turning slow, turning slow)
This is your evening news.

I know you take offense to certain words,
I've heard worse, but I wouldn't blame ya',
They say he's a entertainer, don't worry about it, nevermind Kramer,
The Crocodile Hunter got stung,
and the lion turned on the lion tamer,
We keep sending troops to Iraq,
I figured that we must like danger,
Little kids don't learn in school
they go to school to go spray a gun,
If you a parent, then be a parent,
get off the couch and go raise your son,
Kobe just broke another record, today's game he hit 81,
Now they saying he's number 1, but yesterday they all hated him,
OJ was named innocent, he got no sentence, he's still alive,
It's very ironic that the lawyer that defended him had to die,
Well, now my cue card says the price of gas isn't really high,
But I'm not going to read that,
'cause we all know that that's a lie.

Gas prices raises, the money keeps burning,
Dropout rate rising, so what are they learning?,
Sending the troops in the war so I turn in,
To today's evening news.

We still haven't found Pac's killer,
still haven't found Biggie's either,
30 minutes into the case they got tired and took a breather,
Snoop Dogg just got arrested, everyday he get a new subpoena,
Innocent when murder was the case
so the prosecution got a middle finger,
Hip-Hop is sweeping the nation, but the contents seem so degrading,
Most rappers got new albums that white kids are anticipating,
If you don't like it on the radio
or the television then switch the station,
Flavor Flav get a lot of ratings, Bill O'Reilly somewhere is hating,
Kanye just said WHAT? the president ain't got time for that,
The White House is going to stay white even tho' we know Obama's black,
9/11 was a calculation, and some would say it was a timed attack,
He gave a speech on CNN, they bombed us, now we're bombing back,
Where the heck is Osama at?

And I would love to talk about Katrina,
but everytime I talk about Katrina,
they look at me like it's a misdemeanor
Anyways, there's way more important stuff that we can discuss
N'Sync, Makin da band and Milli Vanilli had broken up,

Gas prices raises, the money keeps burning,
Dropout rate rising, so what are they learning?,
Sending the troops in the war so I turn in,
To today's evening news.
And the world keeps turning slow (turning slow, turning slow)
As the world keeps turning slow (turning slow, turning slow)
As the world keeps on turning slow (turning slow, turning slow)
This is your evening news.


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"The Evening News" as written by Hakeem Seriki Daniel Johnson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment40 years after the 60's...we still encounter these problems.
    Warren67on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of the problems but some of them are just black people crying...honestly
    Trompoon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the song though. And I don't hate black people, I just think Chamillionaire kind of whines about black issues a little too much.
    Trompoon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI completely disagree with you. Firstly, Chamillionaire never comes off as preachy or whiny IMO. He actually has a way of just cutting through all the bullshit ("never mind Kramer"). Secondly, if "black people [are] crying," it's because it's fucked up shit that still hasn't been answered or corrected. There's over 39 million African-Americans, and when the government fucks them over (which is often), you'll hear about it. Good. Everyone should have a voice. Thirdly, you're too worried about people thinking that you're racist. Have a good day. :)
    scawton June 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ I agree, he doesn't come across that way most of the time. I like him and he really is one of the better rappers around. However, this song is a different story. It is pretty whiny and ignorant sounding. It's like he's just being contrary to everything for the sake of being contrary. It's one thing to point out the injustice that there still is towards blacks but some of lines in this song don't align with that at all. They're just whiny and unnecessary. The complaint that the hip-hop industry is still so persecuted is getting old. Of course there are doubts about it considering its history, but the reception of it isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. And his complaints about Kobe, O.J. and Snoop Dogg? No one wants to hear excuses being made about guys like them who did wrong and were disrespected for it. No one wants to hear that they were unfairly accused just because they're black. That's such crap. No matter what race, if anyone else had done what they did, they would have been looked down upon just as much.

    The dumb political statements in addition to all of that doesn't help any either. His remark about Obama? What the heck? Obama probably IS going to be the next president so how is he going to backpedal away from saying the "White House is going to stay white'? And people say that whites are the ones who keep dragging the topic of race into that election? Yeah right. Chamillionaire really isn't helping anybody by writing a song like this.

    (Sorry, I never intended for this to be so long. Haha.)
    IDoKnowTheMuffinManon July 07, 2008   Link

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