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/autrice : Lafontanelle

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