quarta-feira, 27 de junho de 2007

Public Enemy - Fight The Power!!

Public Enemy, a melhor banda de hip hop de todos os tempos, gravados no seu melhor momento (era o ano 1989). Quando se juntam talento, raiva e oportunidade, podem passar cousas coma esta. Eles sabiam que melhor que tomar o poder é destrui-lo (e por isso a sua guarda persoal, os uniformados que aparecem no vídeo, bailam funk em vez de marchar militarmente: nengumha revoluçom val a pena se nom tem ritmo). What we got to say... power to people no delay!
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1989 the number another summer (get down)
Sound of the funky drummer
Music hittin' your heart cause I know you got soul
(Brothers and sisters, hey)
Listen if you're missin' y'all
Swingin' while I'm singin'
Givin' whatcha gettin'
Knowin' what I know
While the Black bands sweatin'
And the rhythm rhymes rollin'
Got to give us what we want
Gotta give us what we need
Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We got to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Chorus
As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes
Designed to fill your mind
Now that you've realized the prides arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
from the heartIt's a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change nothin's strange
People, people we are the same
No we're not the same cause we don't know the game
What we need is awareness, we can't get careless
You say what is this?
My beloved lets get down to business
Mental self defensive fitness
(Yo) bum rush the show
You gotta go for what you know
Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say...
Fight the Power
Chorus
Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother fuck him and John Wayne
Cause I'm Black and I'm proud
I'm ready and hyped plus I'm amped
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps
Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check
Don't worry be happyWas a number one jam
Damn if I say it you can slap me right here
(Get it) lets get this party started right
Right on, c'mon
What we got to say
Power to the people no delay
To make everybody see
In order to fight the powers that be
(Fight the Power)

Um comentário:

Gabriel disse...

Hmmmm... se non lembro mal, os de RockdeLux escolleron este tema como "a segunda mellor canción do século XX" na súa lista das 100 mellores cancións do pasado século (soamente superado por What's going on de Marvin Gaye)

PD: Alégrame saber que as tuas miras no hip-hop van máis alá de Dios ke te crew... ;-)