Lynne d Johnson



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03.26.03 10:25 PM

still nothing to say

Go download yourself some protest music. Some of this was lifted from Jay Smooth, whose blog shall now be added to my links list. Others, I heard about at my favorite discussion group afrofuturism. One came from Trent and another one I heard on the WBAI's Liquid Sound Lounge on Saturday. I realize I don't need to say anything b/c it is all being said.

The Beastie Boys - In A World Gone Mad

Zach De La Rocha and DJ Shadow - March of Death

Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Love & Forgiveness

Sarah Jones - Whose War?

Saul Williams - Pledge of Resistance

Lenny Kravitz - We Want Peace

And a bonus I picked up from east/west
R.E.M. - The Final Straw

Bonus 2: go peep
Davey D's list
of hip-hop anti-war songs.

While you're downloading, go read hardcore, he's been prolifically covering the current events of these times.

And from the
Bruce Banner.
Some Hip Hop fans might remember Eric B. & Rakim released Don't Sweat the Technique in 1992 on that album was a song called "Casualties of War" in which Rakim tells a story of being a American G.I. who in the middle of battle has a revelation and decides to fraggs his colleagues. Well that kinda sounds like what happened over the weekend in Kuwait city. Army Sgt. Asan Akbar who is a Muslim allegedly tossed a grenade on some other soilders killing one and injuring 12, Rakim who is a 5% (percenter) an offsplint of the Muslim religion rapped about the same efforts in 92 and after reading the words of this you might think he wrote the track over the weekend. This is bound to be a big debate soon but it's nothing new about fragging and dissent.
Go to the Army, be all you can be
Another dead soldier? Hell no, not me
So I start letting off ammunition in every direction
Allah is my only protection
But wait a minute, Saddam Hussein prays the same
and this is Asia, from where I came
I'm on the wrong side, so change the target
Shooting at the general; and where's the sergeant?
Blame it on John Hardy Hawkins for bringing me to America
Now it's mass hysteria
I get a rush when I see blood, dead bodies on the floor
The war is over, for now at least
Just because they lost it don't mean it's peace
It's a long way home, it's a lot to think about
Whole generation, left in doubt
Innocent families killed in the midst
It'll be more dead people after this
So I'm glad to be alive and walkin
Half of my platoon came home in coffins
Except the general, buried in the Storm
in bits and pieces no need to look for em
I played it slick and got away with it
Rigged it up so they would think they did it
Now I'm home on reserves and you can bet
when THEY call, I'm going AWOL
Cause it ain't no way I'm going back to war
when I don't know who or what I'm fighting for
lyrics courtesy of ohhla

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