Common – Made In Black America (feat. Ab-Soul)

[Verse 1: Common]
Made in Black America, metaphor for a predator
Been to the Mediterranean, on my papers like a editor
I flow like a reservoir, dog
Rap Tarantino, off the chain like Django
Still let the chain glow, where they bang known
And niggas get shot like camera angles
In rap videos put up on Vimeo
I’m where the buck 50 bicentennial perennial all-star
Fruit that don’t fall far from Islam
When rap is dead, I had the fluid that embalmed
I speak, you know I’m in the building like an intercom
Enter Com, the world’s most…
Intricate, integrated with imminent
Domain, I’m feeling myself like a sentiment-
-tal letter written to myself, aspirin’ for greatness, wellness and wealth
I’m cold, I’m hard to melt
I’m more than a hot song, or a hot album
Ask my ex, I still live on like Malcolm
My spirit and style done a transformation
Make room, I don’t need reservations
You suite as a hotel, I stay presidential
Strange to be sinful and know that Heaven sent you
To rearrange the mental, I’ve seen things we’ve been through
It’s hard for a man to claim gentile, let me change the tempo
I be with broads that got they shit together
Even if it ain’t meant forever, still smoke the spliff together
The essence of the herbs, the presence of the words
Yeah you got a chest but I’m treasurin’ your curves
You walk past, I’ma look behind you
Look you up and down to find you
Can see I was designed to, give you power and refine you
You fucking with me we can grind to
Gather the better Black America

[Verse 2: Ab-Soul]
Made in Black America, takin’ threats from a terrorist
We will never meet but the media feed hysteria
And I be inferior, if I be in fear of ya
More godly than gluttonous but my supper’s superior
You know the difference ‘tween the kids with the lunch tickets
And the ones with the money, in the cafeteria
I break bread with with my brethren like a pizzeria
Spinnin’ dough, you’ll find red dots over cheese, be a-
-ware of your whereabouts, don’t be feeble
I’m pissed off, tinkle is the onomatopoeia
You’s just a little star (twinkle) sure ain’t me
Been a superstar since ma made me
My president is black
I wonder if Pac thought we was ready for that, or did we move too fast?
I don’t give a fuck, shit my grandpa glad
They pass that gun law or not, niggas still gon’ pop up dead
Yeah, I’m the Morpheus in this hip-hop matrix, exposin’ fake shit
Used to borrow dollars, now my sense ain’t so common
Went across the whole nation screamin’ Hiiipower
Never been a racist, but I love horsepower, I’m hot
That’s why I got the fans in the stands
Em fans googlin’, enemies shakin’ hands
Restorin’ the balance, detourin’ the malice
We kill you motherfuckin’ mice with a mallet
This is Huey P Newton with a QP
Bobby with a Seale, Fred Hampton on pills
In the Hamptons, now that’s real, what’s happenin’?
I’m just trying to teach my homies ’bout the Emerald tablets
Stop the war in Syria over a bowl of cereal
Kill a instrumental then book a flight on Expedia
To the nation’s capital, Golf Wang radical
Black lip pastor, tip the usher when he pass yah
Welcome to Black America

Common – Black America Again (Remix) (feat. Gucci Mane & Pusha T)

[Verse 1: Gucci Mane]
Come look into the eyes of a man named Gucci
Got me peepin’ out the blinds like Malcolm with the Uzi
The government, the church, and the world is so polluted
They callin’ me a criminal when I’m a revolution
Woke up in a prison cell and I had a revelation
That my life’s a testimony, I could be an inspiration
From the 6 to the Chi, got so much in common
Gucci Mane and Common, did you see this comin’?
Nigga with an attitude, a hundred miles and runnin’
I done did some things so dirty that I wish I never done it
All eyes on me, America’s most wanted
It’s so hard to be a Black man in a white man country
Product of the slums with rich white folks’ money
And the police got no love for me, but I’m not scared of nothin’
Mass incarcerate us, man and then they call it "justice"
"Gucci how you feel?" I’m so tired of the fuck shit (Wop)

[Hook: BJ The Chicago Kid]
Look me in my face
If you wanna know, yeah, yeah
I’ll take you to a place
I know you wanna go
Black America, yeah
Black America

[Verse 2: Common]
The Black diaspora
Supreme math into the after
Life, I live it for the master
Truck drivers passed us
Like Jeremiah and Jasper
Children of Zimbabwe and Madagascar
Africa unite, we on the move like runaway slaves through the night
I write, "Freedom ain’t far"
My North Star’s more than a sports car
Taught by the ancestors who fought for our
Liberation army
Islam palmed me and calmed me
So the world couldn’t blond me
Lectures by Kwame Ture
The ambiance of pan-Africanism
A man after wisdom of the ancients
I paint with words like the brushes of Kehinde Wiley
Black and proud, we wild
We wowed the world with Black magnificence
A symphony for the divine
And we the instruments, Black innocence

[Hook: BJ The Chicago Kid]
Look me in my face
If you wanna know
I’ll take you to a place
I know you wanna go
Black America, yeah
Black America

[Verse 3: Pusha T]
I confess, I’ve been part of the problem
As of lately, I’m tryin’ to solve ’em
I sold dope and I still talk the jargon
Just like Malcolm ‘fore the X was on him
All these years later, we still the target
Look at Ferguson, Brooklyn and Charlotte
Sellin’ CDs, reachin’ for wallets
Trayvon’d be in his last year of college
I still mourn for Christopher Wallace
What happened in Dallas does not give me solace
So I acknowledge my flaws, apolige
Hey young world, just givin’ you the knowledge
The knowledge

[Hook: BJ The Chicago Kid]
Look me in my face
If you wanna know
I’ll take you to a place
I know you wanna go
Black America, yeah
Black America
I’ll take you there
To get in, oh
Black America
Look me in my face
If you wanna know
I’ll take you to a place
I know you wanna go
Black America
Black America
Black America
Black America
Black America
Black America