Russian warships to take part in joint exercises with Egypt

A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet has been sent to the Egyptian port of Alexandria to participate in joint naval exercises with Egypt, RIA Novosti reports.

The official call of Russian ships into the port of Egypt will take place on December 3 … The detachment of ships of the Russian Navy includes the frigate Admiral Grigorovich, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev and the rescue tug SB-742.

The maneuvers will last from 3 to 10 December in the eastern Mediterranean. The ships of the Russian Federation and Egypt will carry out the tasks of repelling attacks from naval targets, inspecting suspicious ships and organizing air defense.

Earlier it was reported that Russia deployed the Bastion missile system; on the Kuril island of Matua. This is an autonomous military town with premises for year-round service and residence.

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New restrictive regulations in Egypt will shut down access to independent information, legal director says

class=”MuiTypography-root-133 MuiTypography-h1-138″>New restrictive regulations in Egypt will shut down access to independent information, legal director says

Egypt's new amendments to its national terrorism law will reinstate military powers that curtail human rights and free speech. Mai El-Sadany, the legal director at the Tahrir Institute of Middle East Policy in Washington discusses the development with The World's host Marco Werman.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, March. 6, 2021.

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The ending of Egypt's nearly four-year state of emergency last week seemed like a promising sign for building trust in civil society. But President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is now trying to make permanent a more recent and temporary national security law that would give the military powers normally used during a state of emergency. And it would allow for new legislative proposals to further build upon that.

Related: Egypt ends its state of emergency amid intense criticism of its human rights record

The amendments to the national terrorism law, which were approved by the House of Representatives on Sunday, would give the president the authority to take “measures necessary to preserve security and public order,” including the ability to impose curfews.

Related: 10 years after the Arab uprisings, Egypt at ‘lowest point’ for human rights

Mai El-Sadany, the legal director at the Tahrir Institute of Middle East Policy in Washington, has been following this development, and discussed what it entails with The World's host Marco Werman.

Marco Werman: Mai, where did this temporary national security law come from originally?Mai El-Sadany: So, we've had this law since 2014, and it was in place for a two-year period. And what it did is that it placed public and vital facilities and infrastructure under the oversight of the police and military, which in turn meant that any attacks, violations committed toward or around these facilities could actually be prosecuted by military courts. And so, that meant that a number of civilians were, in fact, referred to military trials. Human Rights Watch recorded nearly 7,400 civilians tried by the military in the first, about, year and a half after the law's passing. This law was then extended for a five-year period. And what happened this week, is that the time limit has been removed, so this law is now here to stay.

 

So, just briefly, what do the other draft amendments do that Egypt's parliament is considering?There is one that governs the disclosure of state defense secrets. But what's new is that it would punish publishing information through statistics, studies or data related to the armed forces, so related to the military, without written consent from the defense ministry. So, the fact that we're criminalizing the work that investigative journalists might do is really, really alarming. In addition to that, there have also been new amendments that are being considered to the terrorism law. But now you're seeing an increased fine for anyone who publishes or records proceedings that are happening before a terrorism court. You're seeing increased violations for anyone who violates a curfew that might be in place. So really, this package of amendments when you step back, these three laws, if you will, are kind of a microcosm and they show us how Egypt is legislating using national security, and they're instrumentalizing counterterrorism.

 

What does all this mean for human rights activists or anyone in Egypt who wants to express themselves or their opinions freely?It's really, these laws and others like them, they create a chilling effect, if you will. And they make it near impossible for journalists, for human rights defenders, for lawyers to carry out their constitutionally protected activities, to protect others, to report freely. We're seeing a closure of, not just civic space, but a closure of the information space controlled by the regime to kind of make sure that nothing is said outside of the accepted state narrative. And unfortunately, the steps it's taking is sending us in the wrong direction.

 

Were you skeptical last week when it was announced that the state of emergency was going to be lifted?I'll say this: As someone who supports Egyptian civil society, I was extremely happy to see the state of emergency being lifted. But at the same time, I was very well aware, unfortunately, that emergency trials would continue, that there are other laws on the books that continue this parallel system of emergency. Unfortunately, the steps taken in the weeks since really undo any of the goodwill that could have been garnered by declaring an end to the state of emergency.

 

So, is the overall direction in Egypt any better today, in your opinion?Unfortunately not.

This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.

As more journalists stand trial in Turkey, the truth becomes more elusive

As more journalists stand trial in Turkey, the truth becomes more elusive

Turkey is often cited by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the world’s largest jailer of media personnel in the world, alongside China and Egypt. 

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For nine hours on Wednesday, Özge Terkoğlu sat in the gallery of a Turkish courtroom hearing testimony against her husband, Barış Terkoğlu, the news director of OdaTV, an online TV channel. 

Watching her husband take the stand, she fretted about his weight loss over the past three months he spent in prison. 

Barış Terkoğlu is one of seven journalists from various media outlets facing charges over their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya. An eighth defendant, a municipal worker in the western Turkish town of Akhisar, is accused of supplying pictures to the journalists of the funeral of one of the dead intelligence officers.

Related: Maria Ressa: Duterte’s ‘weaponization of the law’ is a threat to democracy

The deaths weren’t a secret — it was discussed in Turkey’s parliament and on social media. But these writers were accused of breaking state secrecy laws; the charges were deemed so serious that even during the pandemic, the journalists could not be released. Instead, they languished alone in their cells. 

It’s just the most recent example of how freedom of the press continues to shrink in Turkey — and the intense political pressure facing journalists to toe the line.

“He’s very courageous in terms of writing on topics that are very hard to touch, that disturb people that have power. All those things that we have to go through as a family, we can handle it. But we don’t deserve it.”

Özge Terkoğlu, wife of jailed journalist

“He’s very courageous in terms of writing on topics that are very hard to touch, that disturb people that have power,” Özge Terkoğlu said of her husband. “All those things that we have to go through as a family, we can handle it. But we don’t deserve it.” 

Turkey is often cited by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the world’s largest jailer of media personnel in the world, alongside China and Egypt. 

Just this week, 19 Turkish journalists and media workers were scheduled for hearings for various offenses (including those on trial for breaking state secrecy laws), according to Expression Interrupted, a free speech tracking project. If things go as usual, some reporters will be released, others will pay fines and some cases will drag on for years. 

Related: How Turkey’s Erdoğan went from populist hero to strongman

In Terkoğlu’s case, the judges returned on Wednesday with a decision around 10 p.m. Three of the journalists, including Terkoğlu, were released while their trial continues. The others will likely remain in prison until the next hearing, which is scheduled for September. 

Özge Terkoğlu and her husband, Barış Terkoğlu, are pictured with their young son.

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The ambiguity of the law and irregularity of how it is imposed is enough to make anyone rethink the work they do. Some reporters leave the industry or move abroad. Others establish alternative outlets online, like OdaTV. 

Little by little, political influence is reshaping how Turkish readers understand news about Turkey and its relationship with the world.  

“Maybe 95% of national media, especially newspapers and TV stations, are owned by media companies that are close to the government,” said Eylem Yanardağoğlu, an associate professor of New Media at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. “What we call ‘mainstream media’ has almost disappeared.” 

On any given newsstand in Turkey, a casual reader will find several national newspapers with various political bents. On TV, viewers can flip through multiple news channels, including CNN’s Turkish affiliate. It’s easy to get the impression that Turkey has a healthy, diverse media environment, but this does not reflect reality, Yanardağoğlu said. 

This media consolidation ramped up as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan began to crack down on political rivals after the Gezi Park protests in 2013. At the time, network TV stations famously showed nature documentaries to avoid covering the events. Journalists who did venture out to cover the protests suffered injuries by police and threats from government officials, according to Reporters Without Borders

Three years later, following a bloody coup attempt on July 15, 2016, media arrests reached a nadir. At least 81 journalists were jailed in retaliation for their work the highest number in any one country counted at any time, according to CPJ.

“Using your pen to serve international smear campaigns is not journalism,” Erdoğan claimed in 2017, after coming under fire for the number of reporters languishing in Turkish jails. 

Traditional media used to protect the public’s right to reliable information in Turkey, said Yanardağoğlu. Today, journalists who don’t toe the political line get pushed to alternative websites and social media, where the pay is lower, but there’s more freedom. 

“This is creating new debates: Whose job is it to tell the truth? And is it the truth?” 

Eylem Yanardağoğlu, Kadir Has University

“This is creating new debates: Whose job is it to tell the truth? And is it the truth?” Yanardağoğlu said. 

As Turkey’s digital news organizations jockey for flashy news that gets clicks, the reliability of online content suffers. Dedicated fact-checking organizations try to create some semblance of order, but it has become more challenging for everyday readers to discern truth from propaganda. Even a Turkish-language news service funded by the Russian government has attained a level of popularity, due to its ability to freely criticize Erdoğan. 

Outside the courthouse, a group of colleagues and supporters of journalists on trial stood in the sun under a banner that depicts portraits of the six arrested writers with a cartoon of pencils turned into cell bars. 

“Every single morning, believe me, you wake up at 4 in the morning listening to the door and wondering if [the police] are about to come to get you.” 

  Zafer Arapkirli, journalist

“Every single morning, believe me, you wake up at 4 in the morning listening to the door and wondering if [the police] are about to come to get you, said Zafer Arapkirli, a former BBC presenter who now hosts his own online news program. 

He wears a face mask with the phrase “susmayacağız” written over his mouth, which means “we will not be silent.” 

“I’ve been working as a journalist in this country for 43 years now. And we’ve gone through these sorts of stages … where journalists were … silenced, where all sorts of democratic institutions were … crushed. But in the end, democracy will win,” he said. “We believe in democracy.”

Reuters contributed to this report. 

Meliah Rage – Dreamer Lyrics

Dreamer, dreamer tell me my dreams
Dreamer, dreamer bring it unto me
Maybe, maybe riches bestowed
Maybe, maybe eternity I’ll know
Stars cry they dim before him
True lies you never can disguise
Bow down fall to your knees
Nightmares are all that you can see

Tell me of your sleepless nights
And bring them into light
A dreamer with the gift
The vivid robe, destiny told
Envious kin, deceitful men, you’re sold

Visions, visions, I’m close to the edge
Visions, visions, fill my crowded head
Tell men, tell them, I serve You alone
Tell them, tell men, my faith is strong as stone
Servant Potiphar’s to be
Entrusted everything to Him
Betrayed accused and locked away

Hopeless with faith He claims the day

Tell me of your sleepless nights
And bring them into light
A dreamer with the gift
The vivid robe, destiny told
Envious kin, deceitful men, you’re sold

Dreamer, dreamer, Pharaoh’s number two
Dreamer, dreamer, Egypt bows to you
Brother, brother, kneel before my throne
Brothers, brothers, my brothers I’m your own
Righteous power not his own
Sufficient grace redeems alone
Restored a father’s son again
Forgiveness now is cast today

Tell me of your sleepless nights
And bring them into light
A dreamer with the gift
The vivid robe, destiny told
Envious kin, deceitful men, you’re sold

Roy Woods – Something New lyrics

[Intro]
Ooh
Woah, yeah, ooh

[Verse 1]
You’re a queen and I’m a king, just me and you
Tonight is the night to act a fool, yeah
Talk to me and love me
Diss me and I’ll act like something new
I need more weed
Hennessy, a little codeine, baby
Just keep it clean
PG, baby
‘Til you and me be rated R and you’re a star, baby

[Chorus]
Miss, miss, miss
I miss, miss, miss everything
I miss, I miss, I miss
All I wanna do
Something new
Something new
All I wanna do
Something new

[Verse 2]
Talk, talk to me, don’t stop
Talk back to me, don’t stop
Dancin’ on this beat
I got memories for you
I love those walks and talks on beaches
Like we out in Egypt
You give me, mm-mm, cold fever
I am not too tired to go home
Can I take you back up to my room, girl?
I wanna do something brand new
Teach you things that you ain’t know was possible
But tonight, girl, you are in my care

[Chorus]
Miss, miss, miss
I miss, miss, miss everything
I miss, I miss, I miss
All I wanna do
Something new
Something new
All I wanna do
Something new

[Verse 3]
I wanna know what’s goin’ on
So tell me why we talkin’ on this phone
Girl, I wanna know right now, right now, right now
No mistakes, no mistakes, nah nah
I cannot have complaints, no complaints, na na
I feel like Offset, no complaints, na na na
Oh na na, oh na na
Talk to me mama
You say “Talk to me papa”
Oh, yah yah yah

[Chorus]
Miss, miss, miss
I miss, miss, miss everything
I miss, I miss, I miss
All I wanna do
Something new
Something new
All I wanna do
Something new

Oddisee – Like Really (The Iceberg Album)

[Verse One]
Why you want to catch my eye, when you already know that I’m taken (nah like really)
How you past due on payments, and I’m seeing you on vacation (nah like really)
How you gonna make us great, when we were never really that amazing (nah like really)
Take it back to what, I don’t find hanging black lives entertaining (nah like really)
How do you police the streets of a neighborhood you do not engage in (nah like really)
Why a brother get three for a sack while your brother go free for a raping (nah like really)
How you make a film about Egypt with all leading roles caucasian (nah like really)
How you saying all lives matter when the stats say we are not adjacent (nah like really)
Tell me if I got it all wrong, like I signed on the line but I didn’t read the form
And the fine print is all about the times we mourn, and the color of my skin means I gotta be strong
And your hand me down faith said if I was reborn, when I take my last breath that you’ll let me breathe on
And as of right now we could never be pals, so how are we supposed to get along (nah like really)
This now more than ever though, all about force and measure though (nah like really)
Why am I forced to let it go, and clean your messes though (nah like really)
You take jobs to Mexico, pay us less and lesser though (nah like really)
Promised to bring them back, and that problem gets the vote (nah like really)

[Hook]
Really (repeated)

[Verse Two]
I be on the grind all day, I don’t pay mind to the date (nah like really)
Missed call vibrate, I find most times it could wait (nah like really)
I don’t talk blue in the face, just to make movement in place (nah like really)
Out of breath watching other man steps and you wonder why you’re losing the race (nah like really)
I was sleeping on floors, making bread instead of bed on tour man (nah like really)
If you ain’t never cry about a loss, don’t speak about the situation you’re in (nah like really)
I ain’t got a big deal but I’m still a big deal and I feel important (nah like really)
Yeah you got a big deal running on a big wheel I ain’t with extorting (nah like)
Yeah I’m independent and I’m making hella noise, and I’ll never let a woman make a Helen out of Troy
Got no suckers in the circle that pretend to be boys, I don’t lend them an extension I just send them decoys
Chilling in the cut is when I’m really feeling voids, ’cause the movements getting muted and it really needs a voice
We’re just picking between the evils of the lethals and the liars
People tired and they really need a voice (nah like really)
This now more than ever though, all about force and measure though (nah like really)
This that calm collected flow, done right, wrong correctional (nah like really)
Enough about peace and blessings bro I want that deeper message though (nah like really)
If you on top that surface, drop that lesson though, preach (nah like really)

[Hook]
Really (repeated)

Mobile Hotspots – End Of The World Update lyrics

Dumb people, smart phones
Civil wars and no-fly zone
Hidden spies, flying drones
Experiments with mutant clones
Additives that break hormones
Two sit on the papal throne

Next – What’s Next?
What’s your – Best Bet?

Health care, doctor’s office
Super bugs like staphylococcus
Legal thugs in congress caucus
Arguments that somehow lost us
Opposing sides yet both will cost us
Late night votes for laws that cross us

Arab Spring, Somali pirates
Terror bombs and Noro virus
Secret Wars become desirous
Egypt torn just like papyrus
Donald Trump is going to fire us
No leaders left to inspire us

Oddisee – Like Really

[Verse 1]
Why you want to catch my eye, when you already know that I’m taken (nah like really)
How you past due on payments, and I’m seeing you on vacation (nah like really)
How you gonna make us great when we were never really that amazing (nah like really)
Take it back to what, I don’t find hanging black lives entertaining (nah like really)
How do you police the streets of a neighborhood you do not engage in (nah like really)
Why a brother get three for a sack while your brother go free for a raping (nah like really)
How you make a film about Egypt with all leading roles caucasian (nah like really)
How you saying all lives matter when the stats say we are not adjacent (nah like really)
Tell me if I got it all wrong, like I signed on the line but I didn’t read the form
And the fine print is all about the times we mourn, and the color of my skin means I gotta be strong
And your hand me down faith said if I was reborn, when I take my last breath that you’ll let me breathe on
And as of right now we could never be pals, so how are we supposed to get along (nah like really)
This now more than ever though, all about force and measure though (nah like really)
Why am I forced to let it go, and clean your messes though (nah like really)
You take jobs to Mexico pay us less and lesser though (nah like really)
Promised to bring them back, and that’s how the problem gets the vote (nah like really)

[Hook]
Really (repeated)

[Verse 2]
I be on the grind all day, I don’t pay mind to the date (nah like really)
Missed call vibrate, I find most times it could wait (nah like really)
I don’t talk blue in the face, just to make movement in place (nah like really)
Out of breath watching other man steps and you wonder why you’re losing the race (nah like really)
I was sleeping on floors, making bread instead of bed on tour man (nah like really)
If you ain’t never cry about a loss, don’t speak about the situation you’re in (nah like really)
I ain’t got a big deal but I’m still a big deal & I feel important (nah like really)
Yeah you got a big deal running on a big wheel I ain’t with extorting (nah like)
Yeah I’m independent and I’m making hell of noise, and I’ll never let women make a Helen out of Troy
Got no suckers in the circle that pretend to be boys, I don’t lend them an extension I just sell them decoys
Chilling in the cut is when I’m really feeling voids, ’cause the movements getting muted and it really needs a voice
We’re just picking between the evils of the lethals and the liars
People tired and they really need a voice (nah like really)
This now more than ever though, all about force and measure though (nah like really)
This that calm collected flow, done right, wrong correctional (nah like really)
Enough about peace & blessings bro I want that deeper message though (nah like really)
If you on top that surface, drop that lesson though, preach (nah like really)

[Hook]
Really (repeated)

Crowder – Prove It (feat. KB) (Lyric Video)

[Intro: Crowder]
Kick ‘er off Wichita
Haha

[Verse 1: Crowder]
There is calm then there is storm
There is peace then there is war
There is love then we are torn, oh Lord
There’s a void then there’s a song
There’s a death then we are born
There is blood then we are home, oh Lord

[Chorus: Crowder]
If you’re free, prove it
If you’re free, prove it
If you’re not, lose the chains on your soul
Come, freedom

[Verse 2: Crowder]
There are slaves and there are kings
All are bound ’til they are free
All misplaced then they believe, oh Lord

[Chorus: Crowder]
If you’re free, prove it
If you’re not, lose the chains on your soul
Come, freedom

[Verse 3: KB]
K to the…
If freedom is free as they say it is
Where we go where they displayin’ it?
We wanna start where the chains end
Is the promised land up for the taken?
No one is free on them slave ships
Only a slave would enslave men
Egypt is still in our nature
It changes faces, face it, who liberates them?
I’mma need more then they payin’ me
I don’t need money, I need a key
I’mma need eagle wing liberty
Free indeed, hidden deep is a plea
I rather die than be steeped beneath tyranny
Just like I got it, I give it like oh
Grace to the nations, no hatin’, you know
We integrated, we be interracial
You lovin’ your neighbors then go let ’em know

[Chorus: Crowder]
If you’re free, prove it
If you’re free, prove it
If you’re not, loose the chains on your soul
Come, freedom

Horrible Histories – I’m A Greek (Parts I And II) lyrics

[Verse 1]
You know the caveman gave us woad
Roman soldiers built the road
Egypt’s pyramids were buildings at their peak

[Verse 2]
But when we talk of great invention
It’s important that we mention
A special race who really were unique

[Verse 3]
Plato and Pythagoras
Both of them did stagger us
Socrates, he showed such great technique

[Verse 4]
Was there ever, ever, ever
Such a bunch of chaps so clever?
If you want to know the answer, ask a Greek!

[Chorus]
I’m a Greek, I’m a Greek
We are all so magnifique
We invented sundials, catapaults and bricks
Chic and sleek, so to speak
Our success was not a freak
But working hard was how we got our kicks

[Verse 5]
We created the first siren
And the first soldering iron
The Olympics, well… That was quite a busy week

[Verse 6]
So the next time that you go-go
To the toyshop for a yo-yo
Let them know-know it was thought of by a Greek!

[Chorus]
We are Greek, we are Greek
Nowadays you’d call us geek
But in ancient times, people thought of us as tough
Our physique was not weak
‘Cause when people gave us cheek
We invented boxing, and other violent stuff!

[Verse 7]
Fiery flamethrowers for battles
Pinhole cameras, baby rattles
‘Is there nothing they can’t do? ‘ I hear you shriek

[Verse 8]
So next time you take a shower
Or you see a lighthouse tower
Just remember they were thought of by a Greek!

[Verse 9]
Stage acoustics, ancient harps
Music sounds of flats and sharps
Central heating at your doorsteps
Splints, syringes, lamps and forceps
Fire extinguishers, thermometers
Coin dispensers and odometers
Pontoon bridges, pistons, pulleys
Parchment, prisms, puppets, dollies

[Verse 10]
Shock absorbers, charts and maps
We were oh, such brainy chaps!
Anchors, chewing gum, the list does never cease
Spinning tops, the dice, the crane
Do we have to ask again?
Did they come from Spain?
No, they came from Greece!

Horrible Histories – Cleopatra lyrics

[Intro]
Ra, ra, Cleopatra!
Famous beauty coming at ya!
Ra ra, patra Cleo!
Guys all go gaga for me-o!

[Verse 1]
I am a leader
And a lady and a queen
I’m Cleopatra
Such a queen, never been seen
I am a pharoah
Yet they’re-o meant to be guys
But I don’t care-o
I just wear-o beard disguise

[Verse 2]
My mum and dad were pharoahs
I thought my rule’s due
But both my older sisters
Thought that they should rule too

[Verse 3]
Oh dear, they both died!
I wonder who that would leave
Little me-o, pharoah Cleo?
Okay, no time to grieve!

[Verse 4]
Think that’s alarming, you’d be right
But it gets worse
Married my half brother
And we ruled the universe

[Verse 6]
That bad romance
Led to an overcrowded throne
But then he died, boo-hoo
So now I rule alone

[Chorus]
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah
All hail lady Cleo!
Wah, wah, wah, la, la
Coolest pharoah by far!

[Verse 7]
Fashion topped my list of vices
Bathed in asses’ milk and spices
Then I dressed like goddess Isis
Long, black hair in ringlets nicest
Viper’s tooth for men entices
Finest linen robe, top prices!

[Verse 8]
Married another brother
He’s an okay geezer
But never told
Of my love for Julius Caesar

[Verse 9]
Had Caesar’s child and hoped
That he’d be crowned king
My bro said no, I said ‘Oh! ‘
And I murdered him

[Chorus]
‘Cause I am Cleopatra
Egypt’s royalty
The ruling pharoah, don’t you dare-o
Mess with me!

[Verse 10]
My pokerface smiles
Only when I see
A man who takes my fancy like
Oh! Mark Antony!

[Chorus]
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah
Another Roman leader
Wah, wah, wah, la, la
No Egyptian crowd pleaser

[Chorus]
Ra, ra, Cleopatra!
Finally, I’d met my matcher!
Ra, ra, patra Cleo!
Ends in death for him and me-o!

[Outro]
My life was a drama
I was one kooky mama!
Wah, wah, wah, you know
Today I’d be a favourite of the
Paparazzo!

Isa Muhammad – Chemtrails & Muslim Wars Remix (feat. Rick Ross & Talib Kweli) (Priorities 5 Album) letras

[Intro: Isa Muhammad]
I come from a time where it is about like bars nigga, where it’s about like lyrics nigga, where it’s about like saying some shit nigga, some deep shit nigga, some shit about black people my nigga. You shit about, you know, some some some esoteric spiritual type shit, some shit that goes into the essence of what it just means to just be black and just popping in America, you feel me? Like. Isa Muhammad nigga

[Verse 1: Isa Muhammad]
Incarceration, genocide, they kill you if you criticize
They got your name and number nigga, intelligence centralized
The homie Paper just got shot, I pray he make it through the night
I know some niggas did some time, had to fly a couple kites
I roll around my fucking city feeling like I’m Michael Knight
And Jesus Christ, you need a fight, Norris Cole is colder than the snow
I always get the shot to go, I got the baddest bitch for sho’
Bout to get out 10 or fo’, and he come from coldest coast
Lyrics caught the Holy Ghost, I travel ’round on golden spokes
Naenae done hit them folkes, it’s a [?] if you did not know
Palestine and the occupation, evidently, but you can’t taste it
I’m in the booth on vacation, I feel like Wayne, it’s a dedication
Outer space on the reservation, [?] it’s an assassination
The shit I spit come from dark spaces like dark matter meets Darth Vader
And elevated and meditated till you levitated
Dronestrikes at your frontdoor, Inglewood forever more
Chemtrails and Muslim wars

[Chorus: Isa Muhammad]
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches
Nah, said I’d rather put the city on, nigga
It’s Inglewood forever, look
Like chemtrails and Muslim wars
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches bro
Nah, uhuh, said I’d rather put the city on
Word, it’s Inglewood forevermore
Uh, like chemtrails and Muslim wars

[Verse 2: Rick Ross]
I’m the Charles Dickens for these young niggas
Pray these scriptures pay my daughter tuition, it’s my vision
Ask me what I wanna be, and I said I’m a poet
Survive a drive-by got me feeling heroic
AK47’s for the shock and awe
Made a fortune, and no more smoking in those parking lots
Your men see you through a different lens
Ain’t no love cause they killing even wives and friends
Scholarships to school, they wanna know my race
Took a trip to Egypt, then I chose my faith
Field niggas would never suffer from sunburns
One word, you still a nigga, take this whole verse
Innercity niggas living by the Gotti rules
To be on house arrest he made a lotta moves
I’m prepaid for my next rhymes
I’ll let these niggas shine maybe next time

[Chorus: Isa Muhammad]
Your men see you through a different lens
Ain’t no love cause they killing even wives and friends
Scholarships to school, they wanna know my race
Took a trip to Egypt, then I chose my faith
Field niggas would never suffer from sunburn
One word, you still a nigga, take this whole verse
Innercity niggas living by the Gotti rules
To be on house arrest, he made a lot of moves
I’m prepaid for my next rhymes
I’ll let these niggas shine maybe next time

[Verse 3: Talib Kweli]
You received my gift, like a present, so my presence is a charity
The difference is it’s clear, but I focus on similarities
We in the trenches for our lives, these my soldiers in solidarity
Your intelligence artificial, that’s why you’re filled with singularity
Got that advice from my pops, it’s a staple
Like a plate of rice never, not religion, but a way of life
Pick your battle, save your fights
A wise man can play the fool, behave or pay the price
Respectability is cool, but that don’t keep me safe at night
This is why I’m still evolve ’cause these policies’ll kill us all
Nah they can’t kill us all, that’s why they wanna build a wall
But they don’t steal and they don’t rape and still get all
Like they don’t deal in raw, like they don’t kill at all
I’m a New Yorker, I saw the builings fall, they came because we built it first
The bricks are falling I say, and [?], that’s like the illest verse
So for me to trust, you gotta get the fuck up out your feelings first
Now watch you go from “Feel the Bern” to built up with the Bildergbergs
What the fuck is feelings worth

[Chorus: Isa Muhammad]
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches
Nah, said I’d rather put the city on, nigga
It’s Inglewood forever, look
Like chemtrails and Muslim wars
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches bro
Nah, uhuh, said I’d rather put the city on
Word, it’s Inglewood forevermore
Uh, like chemtrails and Muslim wars

Isa Muhammad – Chemtrails & Muslim Wars (Priorities 5 Album) letras

[Intro: Isa Muhammad]
I come from a time where it is about like bars nigga, where it’s about like lyrics nigga, where it’s about like saying some shit nigga, some deep shit nigga, some shit about black people my nigga. You shit about, you know, some some some esoteric spiritual type shit, some shit that goes into the essence of what it just means to just be black and just popping in America, you feel me? Like. Isa Muhammad nigga

[Verse 1: Isa Muhammad]
Incarceration, genocide, they kill you if you criticize
They got your name and number nigga, intelligence centralized
The homie Paper just got shot, I pray he make it through the night
I know some niggas did some time, had to fly a couple kites
I roll around my fucking city feeling like I’m Michael Knight
And Jesus Christ, you need a fight, Norris Cole is colder than the snow
I always get the shot to go, I got the baddest bitch for sho’
Bout to get out 10 or fo’, and he come from coldest coast
Lyrics caught the Holy Ghost, I travel ’round on golden spokes
Naenae done hit them folkes, it’s a [?] if you did not know
Palestine and the occupation, evidently, but you can’t taste it
I’m in the booth on vacation, I feel like Wayne, it’s a dedication
Outer space on the reservation, [?] it’s an assassination
The shit I spit come from dark spaces like dark matter meets Darth Vader
And elevated and meditated till you levitated
Dronestrikes at your frontdoor, Inglewood forever more
Chemtrails and Muslim wars
[Chorus: Isa Muhammad]
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches
Nah, said I’d rather put the city on, nigga
It’s Inglewood forever, look
Like chemtrails and Muslim wars
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches bro
Nah, uhuh, said I’d rather put the city on
Word, it’s Inglewood forevermore
Uh, like chemtrails and Muslim wars

[Verse 2: Rick Ross]
I’m the Charles Dickens for these young niggas
Pray these scriptures pay my daughter tuition, it’s my vision
Ask me what I wanna be, and I said I’m a poet
Survive a drive-by got me feeling heroic
AK47’s for the shock and awe
Made a fortune, and no more smoking in those parking lots
Your men see you through a different lens
Ain’t no love cause they killing even wives and friends
Scholarships to school, they wanna know my race
Took a trip to Egypt, then I chose my faith
Field niggas would never suffer from sunburns
One word, you still a nigga, take this whole verse
Innercity niggas living by the Gotti rules
To be on house arrest he made a lotta moves
I’m prepaid for my next rhymes
I’ll let these niggas shine maybe next time

[Chorus: Isa Muhammad]
Your men see you through a different lens
Ain’t no love cause they killing even wives and friends
Scholarships to school, they wanna know my race
Took a trip to Egypt, then I chose my faith
Field niggas would never suffer from sunburn
One word, you still a nigga, take this whole verse
Innercity niggas living by the Gotti rules
To be on house arrest, he made a lot of moves
I’m prepaid for my next rhymes
I’ll let these niggas shine maybe next time

[Verse 3: Talib Kweli]
You received my gift, like a present, so my presence is a charity
The difference is it’s clear, but I focus on similarities
We in the trenches for our lives, these my soldiers in solidarity
Your intelligence artificial, that’s why you’re filled with singularity
Got that advice from my pops, it’s a staple
Like a plate of rice never, not religion, but a way of life
Pick your battle, save your fights
A wise man can play the fool, behave or pay the price
Respectability is cool, but that don’t keep me safe at night
This is why I’m still evolve ’cause these policies’ll kill us all
Nah they can’t kill us all, that’s why they wanna build a wall
But they don’t steal and they don’t rape and still get all
Like they don’t deal in raw, like they don’t kill at all
I’m a New Yorker, I saw the builings fall, they came because we built it first
The bricks are falling I say, and [?], that’s like the illest verse
So for me to trust, you gotta get the fuck up out your feelings first
Now watch you go from “Feel the Bern” to built up with the Bildergbergs
What the fuck is feelings worth

[Chorus: Isa Muhammad]
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches
Nah, said I’d rather put the city on, nigga
It’s Inglewood forever, look
Like chemtrails and Muslim wars
And I ain’t trippin ’bout no bitches bro
Nah, uhuh, said I’d rather put the city on
Word, it’s Inglewood forevermore
Uh, like chemtrails and Muslim wars

Tim Rice – Poor Poor Joseph (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) lyrics

Narrator
Next day, far from home
The brothers planned the repulsive crime
Brothers
Let us grab him now
Do him in, while we’ve got the time
Narrator
This they did and made the most of it
Tore his coat and flung him in a pit
Brothers
Let us leave him here
All alone and he’s bound to die
Narrator
Then some Ishmaelites
A hairy crew came riding by
In a flash the brothers changed their plan
Brothers
We need cash. Let’s sell him if we can
Narrator, Female Ensemble & Children
Poor, poor Joseph, what’cha gonna do?
Things look bad for you, hey, what’cha gonna do?
Poor, poor Joseph, what’cha gonna do?
Things look bad for you, hey, what’cha gonna do?
Brothers
Could you use a slave
You hairy bunch of Ishmaelites
Young, strong, well-behaved
Going cheap, and he reads and writes
Narrator
In a trice the dirty deal was done
Silver coins for Jacob’s favorite son
Then the Ishmaelites
Galloped off with the slave in tow
Off to Egypt where
Joseph was not keen to go
It wouldn’t be a picnic he could tell
Joseph
And I don’t speak Egyptian very well
Narrator
Joseph’s brothers tore
His precious multi-colored coat
Having ripped it up
They next attacked a passing goat
Soon the wretched creature was no more
They dipped his coat in blood and guts and gore
Narrator, Ensemble & Children
Oh now brothers, how low can you stoop?
You make a sordid group, hey, how low can you stoop?
Poor, poor Joseph, sold to be a slave
Situation’s grave, hey, sold to be a slave
Sold to be a slave

Tim Rice – Potiphar (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat) lyrics

Narrator:
Joseph was taken to Egypt in chains
And sold
Where he was bought by a captain named Potiphar

Potiphar had very few cares.
He was one of Egypts millionaires.
Having made a fortune buying shares
In pyramids.
Potiphar had made a huge pile.
Owned a large percentage of the Nile.
Meant that he could really live in style
And he did.

Joseph was an uniportant
Slave who found he liked his master,
Consequently worked much harder,
Even with devotion.
Potiphar could see that Joseph
Was a cut above the average
Made him leader of the household,
Maximum promotion.

Potiphar was cool and so fine,
But his wife would never tow the line.
It’s all there in chapter thirty-nine of
Genesis.
She was beautiful but evil.
Saw a lot of men against his will.
He would have to tell her
That she still was his.

Joseph’s looks and handsome figure
Had attracted her attention
Ev’ry morning she would beckon
“Come and lie with me, love.”
Joseph wanted to resist her
‘Till one day she proved too eager.
Joseph cried in vain,
“Please stop! I don’t believe in free love!”

Potiphar was counting shekels
In his den below the bedroom
When he heard a mighty rumpus
Clattering above him.
Suddenly he knew his riches
Couldn’t buy him what he wanted
Gold would never make him happy
If she didn’t love him.

Letting out a mighty roar,
Potiphar burst through the door:
Joseph, I’ll see you rot in jail.
The thing you have done are beyond the pale.

Poor, poor Joseph, locked up in a cell.
Things aren’t going well, hey,
Locked up in a cell.

Poor poor joseph
Locked up in a cell
Things aren’t going well, hey,
Locked up in a cell

Locked up
In a cell