He got game…

Underground Connection

Juste un brin de musique cool… Tu ne sens pas la brise, là ???

He Got Game, Public Enemy, He Got Game (1998)

[Fla­vor Flav]
Yeah that’s right
this cut goes out to all y’all that’s been missin us for mad years
One love y’all
Yeah that’s right, He Got Game
PE 1998

[Chuck D]
If man is the father, the son is the cen­ter of the earth
In the mid­dle of the uni­verse, then why
is this verse comin six times rehearsed ?
Don’t freestyle much but I write em like such (Word)
Amongst the fiends con­trolled by the screens
What does it all mean all this shit I’m seein ?
Human beings scream­ing vocal javelins
Sign of the local nig­ga unrav­el­ling
My wan­derin got my ass won­der­ing
where Christ is in all this cri­sis
Hat­ing Satan nev­er knew what nice is
Check the papers while I bet on ices
More than your eye can see and ears can hear
Year by year all the sense dis­ap­pears
Non­sense perserveres, prayers laced with fear
Beware, two triple O is near

[Cho­rus – both]
It might feel good
It might sound a lit­tle some­thin
but damn the game if it don’t mean nut­tin
What is game ? Who is game ?
Where’s the game in life behind the game behind the game
I got game, she’s got game
We got game, they got game, he got game
It might feel good
It might sound a lit­tle some­thin
but fuck the game if it ain’t sayin nut­tin

[Chuck D]
Damn, was it some­thing I said ?
Pre­tend you don’t see so you turn your head
Ray scared of his shad­ow, does it mat­ter ?
For the repa­ra­tions got him playin with the pop­u­la­tion
Noth­in to lose, everything’s approved
Peo­ple used, even mur­ders excused (You preach to em yo)
White men in suits don’t have to jump
Still a thou­sand and one ways to lose with his shoes
God takes care of old folks and fools
while the dev­il takes care of makin all the rules
Folks don’t even own them­selves
payin men­tal rent, to cor­po­rate pres­i­dents (My man my man)
Ugh, one out­ta mil­lion res­i­dents
bein dis­si­dent, who ain’t kissin it
The pol­i­tics of chains and whips
Got the sick­ness and chips and all the cham­pi­onships
What’s Love Got To Do with what you got
Don’t let the weight get to your head or lost to your heart (Word)
Non­sense perserveres, prayers laced with fear
Beware, two triple O is near

Cho­rus

[Fla­vor Flav]
Yeah that’s right
Every­body got game
But we just here to let y’all know
that PE, is in full effect, from right now till the year 2000
Aiyo my man sing it

[Stephen Stills]
There’s some­thing hap­pen­ing here (Yeah yeah)
What it is ain’t exact­ly clear
There’s a man, with a gun over there (Yeah that’s right hah haha)
tellin me, I got to beware
It’s time we stop, chil­dren what’s that sound ?
Every­body look what’s goin, down
(Aiyo, I don’t think they heard you Ste­vie
Kick it to em again one more time)
It’s time we stop, chil­dren what’s that sound ?
Every­body look what’s goin, down

[Fla­vor Flav]
Haha, that’s right boy, PE in full effect boy to the year 2000 yo

[Shabach Com­mu­ni­ty Choir of Long Island]
Stop, look, what’s that sound
Every­body knows what’s goin down
*repeat to fade*

[Fla­vor Flav – over top of choir]
Come on sing it
Sing it again y’all come on
Hey !
He-hey !!!
Aiyo, these are some seri­ous times that we’re livin in G
And a new world order is about to begin, y’knowhutI’msayin ?
Now the ques­tion is – are you ready, for the real rev­o­lu­tion
which is the evo­lu­tion of the mind ?
If you seek then you shall find that we all come from the divine
You dig what I’m sayin ?
Now if you take heed to the words of wis­dom
that are writ­ten on the walls of life
then uni­ver­sal­ly, we will stand and divid­ed we will fall
because love con­quers all, you under­stand what I’m sayin ?
This is a call to all you sleepin souls
Wake up and take con­trol of your own cipher
And be on the look­out for the spir­it snipers
tryin to steal your light, y’knowhutI’msayin ?
Look with­in-side your­self, for peace
Give thanks, live life and release

Source : Extrait de l’album He Got Game (B.O. du film de Spike Lee), Pub­lic Ene­my (1998).


Auteur : Lafontanelle

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