[Grand Puba]

Uhh..

Now it's love, vs. hate

Time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's our people that we're thinking of

Now they say we playa hatin cause we hate the black on black

And the fact we can't stand when we act like that

Self-hate killin us more than the Po-Po or crack

I tell my peoples with the gats it ain't about all that

We arrived on slave ships, tortured chained and whipped

Four hundred years of bein slaves in the land of the brave

Have we forgotten? Our ancestors forced to pick cotton

Women raped and tortured, murdered if they caught ya

Niggaz swung from trees like a breeze do summer leaves

Swayin back and forth, failed attempts to make it North

Millions of people died just so that we can survive

So this knowledge I provide cause these facts can't be denied

Nowadays it's new ways, sixties it was the smack

Eighties it was the crack, nineties it be the gat

Time to recognize how uncivilized we got

Get wise and unify and not fall victim to the plot

Cause it's love, vs. hate

Time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's our people that we're thinking of

It's love, vs. hate

It's time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's our people that we thinking of

[Lord Jamar]

Uh, when will we make our Exodus? When will the guns

bust the other way instead of at the brother next to us?

That's all that they expect from us, police stand by

Don't believe the lie that they're the ones protectin us

Projects, to see how poverty's affectin us

Robberies, we lust objects of high quality

or so we think we slowly sink into the quicksand

With no support, like a bike that doesn't have a kickstand

We stay in court, smoke Newport's, and fail to support

our seeds, with no thoughts for they needs

We fought for the cheese and all it got us was a grave

or a bid as a slave, we live in the land of the brave

where the home isn't free, grown niggaz be

in a zone, tryin to act out the TV

We cracked out and greedy with a lack of respect

It's time to come correct, it's time to come correct

[Grand Puba]

Cause it's love, vs. hate

Time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's my people that I'm thinking of

It's love, vs. hate

Time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's our people that we thinking of

[Sadat X]

Sally, been gettin beat for years

Husband come home high off of weed and beers

He frustrated cause his job is low rate

Low money, plus his wife brother act kinda funny

My nosey neighbor always makin it her labor

to cause controversy, I seen them out in Jersey

The teacher say my son show aggression

I tell her it's in our lesson, for him to know himself

To me the greatest wealth is the best of health

When the music stops, I'll play the role like my pops

and his pops and so on I got a legacy to go on

I'll watch out for my babies and I'll kill for em

And if they want to receive the knowledge

then I'll build for em

Now if it's love vs. hate, then what's your fate?

What we showin with the money we blown?

Shit is still chaos, ain't a damn thing sewn

[Grand Puba]

Cause it's love, vs. hate

Time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's our people that we thinking of

It's love, vs. hate

Time for my people to eliminate

that hate, let's love

Because it's our people that we thinking of


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Love vs. Hate Lyrics as written by Lorenzo Dechalus Derek Murphy

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