Searching for Black Jesus
Oh yeah, sportin jewels and shit, yaknahmean?
(Black Jesus; you can be Christian
Baptist, Jehovah Witness)
Straight tatted up, no doubt, no doubt
(Islamic, won't matter to me
I'm a thug; thugs, we praise Black Jesus, all day)
Young Kadafi in this bitch, set it off nigga..

I do my shootin's on a knob, prayin to God for my squad
Stuck in a nightmare, hopin he might care
Though times is hard, up against all odds, I play my cards
like I'm jailin, shots hittin up my spot like midnight rains hailin
Got me bailin to stacks more green; Gods ain't tryin to be trapped
on no block slangin no rocks like bean pies
Brainstorm on the beginnin
Wonder how shit like the Qu'ran and the Bible was written
What is religion?
Gods words all cursed like crack
Shai-tan's way of gettin us back
Or just another one of my Black JesuS traps

Who's got the heart to stand beside me?
I feel my enemies creepin up in silence
Dark prayer, scream violence - demons all around me
Can't even bend my knees just a lost cloud; Black Jesus
give me a reason to survive, in this earthly hell
Cause I swear, they tryin to break my well
I'm on the edge lookin down at this volatile pit
Will it matter if I cease to exist? Black Jesus

All hail, the pressure no endeavor can fail
Some missin souls turn to hoes when exposed to jail
In times of war we need somebody raw, rally the troops
like a Saint that we can trust to help to carry us through
Black Jesus, hahahahaha
He's like a Saint that we can trust to help to carry us through
Black Jesus

[Young Noble]
Outlawz we got our own race, culture, religion
Rebellin against the system, commence to lynchin
The President ain't even listenin to the pain of the youth
We make music for eternity, forever the truth
Political prisoner, the two choices that they givin us
Ride or die, for life they sentence us
Oh Black Jesus, please watch over my brother Shawn
Soon as the sky get bright, it's just another storm
Brothers gone, now labeled a statistic
Ain't no love for us ghetto kids, they call us nigglets
History repeats itself, nuttin new
In school I knew, e'rything I read wasn't true
Black Jesus

To this click I'm dedicated, criminal orientated
An Outlaw initiated, blazed and faded
Made for terror, major league niggaz pray together
Bitches in they grave while my real niggaz play together
We die clutchin glasses, filled with liquor bomblastic
Creamated, last wishes nigga smoke my ashes
High sigh why die wishin, hopin for possibilities
I'll mob on, why they copy me sloppily
Cops patrol projects, hatin the people livin in them
I was born an inmate, waitin to escape the prison
Went to church but don't understand it, they underhanded
God gave me these commandments, the world is scandalous
Blast til they holy high; baptize they evil minds
Wise, no longer blinded, watch me shine trick
Which one of y'all wanna feel the degrees?
Bitches freeze facin Black Jesus

All hail, the pressure no endeavor can fail
Some missin souls turn to hoes when exposed to jail
In times of war we need somebody raw, rally the troops
like a Saint that we can trust to help to carry us through
Black Jesus

Some say, some day, some how, some way, we gon' fail
And it ain't hard to tell, we dwell in hell
Trapped, black, scarred and barred
Searching for truth, where it's hard to find God
I play the Pied Piper, and to this Thug Life, I'm a lifer
Proceed, to turn up the speed, just for stripes
My Black Jesus, walk through this valley with me
Where we, so used to hard times and casualties
Indeed, it hurt me deep to have to sleep on the streets
And haven't eaten in weeks, so save a prayer for me
And all the young thugs, raised on drugs and guns
Blazed out and numb, slaves to this slums
This ain't livin... Jesus

{*singers repeat in background 3X*}
We believed in you
Everything you do
Just wanna let you know, how we feel
Black Jesus!

Searchin for Black Jesus
It's hard, it's hard
We need help out here
So we searchins for Black Jesus
It's like a Saint, that we pray to in the ghetto, to get us through
Somebody that understand our pain
You know maybe not too perfect, you know
Somebody that hurt like we hurt
Somebody that smoke like we smoke
Drink like we drink
That understand where we coming from
That's who we pray to
We need help y'all

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

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  • +1
    General CommentYou bitch ass emo kids need to shut the fuck up. 2pac music is about real struggles and not whinying about being a nerdy little emo bitch.

    This song is about how the poor black community feels lost and alone. They want a black figure to look up to. Their parents generation had their Martin Luther Kings and Malcom Xs to look up to. The young black community to wants a strong postive black figure they can look up to. ''Black Jesus'' doesn't refer to Jesus being black, it refers to a postive black person that young poor black kids can look up to and aspire to.
    grovestreeton February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttupac is finding his own higher power, someone who can help him through the struggles. a god that he understands. fuck all you tupac haters, tupac wrote real shit that no one will ever top. tupac was a good person
    bynarieon March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fucking wrong.
    emo_22on July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, someones not too racist
    NewFoundGetUpKid0on July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the fuck?????????? I can ashure you that Tupac isn't hanging out with a black Jesus. Motherfucker isn't anywhere near heaven. He's too busy getting raped by Satan in hell. Wow, thats just a wonderfull thought.
    irish_deftone6on December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHahah...wait, that wasn't funny, nor am I that inspired to react...the idiocy kind of speaks for itself.
    LAC2on March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe they feel lost and alone because they cant speak english and, you know, communicate with people. Also they need to stop "rebelling against the system yall" and grow the fuck up.
    werummon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh I get it. It's all right for spoilt little white kids to create pop punk/emo music about rebelling against the system and how crap their lifes are, but when it comes to black people their just suppose to keep their heads down low and not speak up, unless their asking to polish your shoes.
    grovestreeton March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou're half-right 'grovestreet', pop, punk and emo are gay, but the reason why you don't hear about them being controversial is b/c they don't endorse murder and "pimping," you hear about rock (heavy metal to be specific and only heavy metal) being controversial because they directly question the validity of religion
    And who the hell are you kidding, 'bynarie', just because tupac is the closest thing to meaningful rap lyrics about his extensive criminal record, doesn't mean he "wrote real shit that no one will ever top",
    i, for one, can think of numerous classic and modern rock bands that write more meaningful lyrics than this crap, such as led zeppelin, metallica, cradle of filth, and tool. Their lyrics are both meaningul and metaphorical

    fuck all you gun-toting hip gangster wannabees"
    -James Maynard Keenan
    tsct1990on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti guess thats my opinion, now isnt it? why do you have to shoot down what i say? i like tupac and no matter what you say its not like your going to convince a tupac fan that tupac sucks.. so go elsewhere with your fucked up comments
    bynarieon May 23, 2006   Link

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