"Pretty Dancer" as written by and Jr. O. Jackson....
Absolutely, Flaco!

Fresh and I'm fresh and my fresh just get fresher,
Diamonds in production glow greater than the pressure,
The none turn to some and the some turn to moire,
The more tun to many and the many turn to all,
Shoutin' on my nothing like it's nothing at all,
To not knowin' what ya got til it got gone
Same song, new time signature,
New brand hustle with the long time arithmetic,
Bey, from the preacher man, number man, understand
Curves and sliders, overs and under-hands,
Black Batman, knock 'em out the park,
Pitch, quiet fire sniper not the one you tryna bow with,
Block work when the block turn jobless,
And triple beams ain't the best means to weigh your potions
Smarts! Get smart with your smartness,
Too busy surviving to argue 'bout Darwin, Darling!

[Chorus]
See me, huh, a pretty dancer
Need sugar, win Ali, ? pretty dance
See me do it,
Ready, steady, step it out

Big swing swing with bangers and thing thingers
Soul glow zinging all over the ring finger
Yo yo! Don't play me so close
Make me tell you something that you ain't really ready to know
Fight camp you was in top form,
Fight night, damn you ain't breakin' popcorn
Aw man word bond?
Word is bond! Ultimatum
Lights off, smelling salts, resuscitate 'em
I don't underrate 'em son, I don't nothing-reate 'em,
All I do is pop pop, frustrate 'em
Exacerbate 'em, sharp shoot, lacerate 'em
Steady hustle, shuffle shuffle, fascinate 'em

Ecstatic nature black imagination activated
True and living elevated, you are rockin' with the greatest
Ecstatic nature black imagination activated
True and living elevated, you are rockin' with the greatest
It's like a dove from up above

[Chorus: x2]

Skip, move
Skip, move
Skip, move
Skip, move

(Fly like a dove from up above)

The greatest
See me do it!

Ecstatic nature black imagination activated
True and living elevated, you are rockin' with the greatest
Ecstatic nature black imagination activated
True and living elevated, you are rockin' with the greatest


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"Pretty Dancer" as written by Dante Smith Otis Jackson

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    General CommentI think it's about oppression and about people turning against it -

    "Diamonds in production glow greater than the pressure,
    The none turn to some and the some turn to moire,
    The more tun to many and the many turn to all,
    Shoutin' on my nothing like it's nothing at all"

    Also it's Mos Def who sees himself as someone who fights against oppression, who is a symbol for people like Ali

    My favorite line is: "Too busy surviving to argue 'bout Darwin, Darling!" - as Darwinists try to apply laws of nature/evolution on humans, Mos Def sees humans (poor people) in middle of this evolutionary fight, where the fitter (=richer survives).

    Love this song!
    Lionheart8on September 16, 2012   Link

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