Run D.M.C. Miscellaneous Proud To Be Black
[Run] You know I′m proud to be black y'all And that′s a fact y'all And if you try to take what's mine I take it back y′all - it′s like that Licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-licki-licki- Listen party people here's a serious song It′s right not wrong, I should say right on I gotta tell you somethin that you all should know It's not a mystery it′s history and here's how it go Now Hariett Tubman, was born a slave She was a tiny black woman, when she was raised She was livin to be givin there′s a lot that she gave There's not a slave, in this day and age I'm proud to be [D.M.C.] Black, god damn, I′m tired my man Don′t worry bout what color I am Because I'll show you how ill, this man can act It could never be fiction cause it is all fact And if you get in my way, I will not turn back I′m proud of my name, my name is Darryl Mack I'm black and I′m proud, and I'll say it out loud I′ll share my story with the whole crowd, AUUUGHH! [Run-D.M.C.] You know I'm proud to be black y'all And that′s a fact y′all And if you try to take what's mine I take it back y′all - it's like that [Run] DJ Run, and I run these things You can hear it loud and clear like when the schoolbell rings Like Martin Luther King, I will do my thing I′ll say it in a rap cause I do not sing [D.M.C.] D.M.C., the man, that's causin the beef I got a message for the world so listen up it′s brief Like Malcolm X said I won't turn the right cheek Got the strength to go the length, if you wanna start beef Start beef! [Run-D.M.C.] You know I'm proud to be black y′all And real brave y′all And motherfucker I could never be a slave y'all So take that! [Run] We′re gonna tell ya somethin put your mind in a swirl God bless the next baby that comes in this world The world's full of hate discrimination and sin People judgin other people by the color of skin I′ll attack this matter, in my own way Man, I ain't no slave, I ain′t reelin no hay Written a deposition, in any condition Don't get in my way cause I'm full of ambition I′m proud to be black (and I ain′t takin no crap) I'm fresh out the pack (and I′m proud to be black) SO TAKE THAT! [Run-D.M.C.] There was a man - an inventor - who invented so well He invented a fortune - for a man named Bell George Washington Carver, made the peanut great Showed any man with a mind, could create You read about Malcolm X - in the history text Jesse Owens broke records, Ali broke necks What's wrong with ya man? How can you be so dumb? LIKE DR. KING SAID, WE SHALL OVERCOME!
Writer(s): Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine